SparkPeople North East Texans Getting Fit Team Messageboard A group of individuals from North East Texas, looking to lose weight and get fit! Members are in and around Tyler, Lindale, Kilgore, Longview and many small NE Texas Towns. SparkPeople North East Texans Getting Fit Team Messageboard Square Dancing - a fun way to burn calories! "Hey" to everyone on our North East Texans Getting Fit Team. I want to share that the Rambling Roses Square Dance Club is offering lessons beginning January 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Tyler Junior College in the Ornales HPE Center. Lessons are taught each spring coinciding with the TJC semester, so these will be each Thursday for 7 - 9 through May 15 (except for 2 Thursdays when the HPE center will be closed). If you live in Tyler or are close enough to drive to Tyler (Lindale, Flint, Arp... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:01:56 EST New and looking for a workout/Zumba buddy :-) Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is Stephaney and I am looking for a Zumba/walking buddy! <BR> I was born and raised in Tyler Twhich is where I currently live) and want to start getting in shape. _ want to do Zumba because I love to dance and walk and workout and hopefully name a brand new friend in the process. <BR> I am 29, married, with no children and have nothing but time on my hands! <BR> <BR> I can't wait to talk to y'all soon enough!!! <BR> <BR> Xoxo, Stephaney Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:33:10 EST Rain! You Get Rain?? It rained all night in my corner of Upshur County! This morning, we had 4 inches and still some drizzle. How much did you get?? <BR> <BR> ~Ron <BR> <BR> "Southern Redneck Coot" Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:47:18 EST Walk at Nacogdoches on March 24th Meet up at Java Jacks – 1122 North St (Bus-59) at 9am for a group walk that inclused the SFA Campus and the Lantana Nature Trail. Will also go into the Azalea Gardens. <BR> <BR> I won't be there this year, but I went last year. This is pictures from 2011 group walk. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I will be walking that afternoon about an hour away in San Augustine, TX. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:30:45 EST Hey All!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Anyone from Gilmer, Longview area? Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:58:08 EST Jefferson, Texas Quilt Show January 27 and 28th. Attended this last year and it was so much fun. Jefferson is a great place to visit. Yes, you will walk a lot at the quilt show and they have healthy food to offer. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 08:02:19 EST Hello :) Hello Im a mother of four 2 boys 2 girls weighed 134 pounds after my last lil girl ... Guess I got comfortable ...not anymore it has to go any great ideas im in need :) Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:12:47 EST SP article - a must read! We are ALL emotional eaters, some just more so than others...this is a short, but excellent article that has some great tips on how to overcome our emotional eating triggers... <BR> <BR> This year can be a very stressful time of year. <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy. <BR> <BR><BR>ness_articles.asp?id=596 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:09:26 EST Stay Healthy during the Holidays May your stuffing be tasty <BR> May your turkey plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy <BR> Have never a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious <BR> And your pies take the prize, <BR> And may your Thanksgiving dinner <BR> Stay off your thighs! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Northeast Texans! Tue, 22 Nov 2011 09:57:48 EST FIRES IN TX There has been a facebook page created for updates on fires, texasstormchasers, and also another one for those who need help, or want to help evacuating animals. Many evacuated animals near Austin, were once again in the path of the fires there. As they evacuate areas near Avinger and Longview/Gilmer, I thought I would pass this info along. ALSO, just heard of a fire near Hooks/Leary, not to far from me. <BR> <BR> FB pages. <BR> <link>!/Tx<BR>StormChasers... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:24:17 EST JULY'S RED HOT CHALLENGE OK MY GOALS ARE TO LOSE 4 LBS BY THE END OF THE MONTH. <BR> TRACK MY FOODS AND ACTIVITY EVERY DAY <BR> GO TO THE GYM AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK FOR 45 MINS AT LEAST <BR> <BR> NOW IT IS YOUR TURN TO POST WHAT YOUR WANT TO ACHEIVE FOR THE REST OF THIS MONTH Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:11:44 EST Brand New Hi everybody! My name is Jennifer from flint (just south of Tyler). Just found this GREAT site love it already just need support through the challenge of getting fit and changing my lifestyle. I have tried before seen progress and just quit due to stress and being busy. NOT THIS TIME!! If anyone is in my area I could use a buddy to share ideas and struggles with and also motivation! Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:46:56 EST Hello from one of our new leaders! Hello, fellow Northeast Texans! Surviving the heat?? I'm Chara, one of our new leaders. So... I've never really lead a team before, but I'm willing to try! Here's a little about me: <BR> <BR> I'm 29, a music teacher in Daingerfield, married for almost 2 years, and I live on the edge of a lake with my husband and 2 cats. I love music, (obviously!) books, gaming, art, coffee, and just recently I added RUNNING to that list! I've been on and off Sparkpeople since 2007, however, I feel like I've ... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:12:17 EST Hello to everyone! I live in Bullard. My hubby of 33 years and I moved here from CA four years ago. All our kids, foster kids and exchange students are all grown up now! I taught in a Bible college on the west coast and all my students are grown up now. We are at that phase in life, if you know what I mean, where everything changes! <BR> <BR> I just love it here! East TX is one of America's best kept secrets! Its so beautiful and the first year we moved here I spent hours photographing the wildflowers ... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:38:17 EST June 2011 - What Are Your Goals? June 2011 - What Are Your Goals? <BR> <BR> What are your goals for this month? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> Ride my horse at least 2x/week (not including competitions) <BR> Get to the gym 8 times <BR> Work out with Personal Trainer 4 times this month! <BR> <BR> You can also see my blog titled “My 4 Year SparkVersary & Looking Forward!” for my June goals, I posted it back on 05/25/2011. <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 12:27:54 EST May 2011 - What are your goals? What are your goals for this month? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> Ride my horse at least 2x/week (not including competitions) <BR> Get to the gym 8 times <BR> Work out with Personal Trainer 4 times this month! <BR> <BR> That's a good start! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 May 2011 07:57:45 EST New....(sort of) Hey guys! I've been a member of this site as well as this group for quite a while....just haven't been an active participant <em>39</em> .I started my weight loss journey in June of 2010 and lost 25lbs. by November by eating a balanced diet,watching my portions,and exercising.During the holidays,I got waaayyyy off track and gained about 10lbs. back.....I just can't seem to get back on track again.Presently,I weigh 177lbs. and I would like to get down to about 140.This is still considered over... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 22:07:38 EST April 2011 - What Are Your Goals? What are your goals for this month? <BR> <BR> Mine are: <BR> Ride my horse at least 2x/week (not including competitions) <BR> Get to the gym 8 times <BR> <BR> That's a good start! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 08:52:31 EST New Member! Hello all! My name is Lauren and I have been doing SparkPeople for 6 weeks now and I must say it has been the best thing to ever happen to me, I have changed my life in so many ways. Its not about the weight for me its about the health, because I have an extensive family history and I want to live a healthy life not die of young age. Well anyways enough about that. I am 21 years old and currently live in Tyler, Texas where I go to school and I graduate in May with my BSN and depending on wher... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:42:53 EST Hi Hi! My name is Brandy. I'm 30 a full time student at TJC. I'm married and have a 10 month old daughter. I live in Maydelle. I've lived in east Texas about 3 years and have lots of relatives but no friends here. I've got a lot of work ahead of me but I'm confident that with the Lord's help that I can do it! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:58:23 EST New to Texas I'm Adrian, i'm about 10 miles south of frankston, i've been dieting for the past three weeks and have lost 25 lbs, i had started spaks a while back but never kept up with it.. hopefully i will this time. Looking forward to meeting new people. Tue, 8 Feb 2011 03:59:09 EST New member Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am Elaine and very new to Spark people. I live in Longview fairly new to East Texas. I would love to talk to someone about the website and your views. <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting someone. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Elaine Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:42:54 EST It is VALERIENEAL’s Birthday Today (10/12)!!!!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is VALERIENEAL’s Birthday Today (10/12)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=VALERIENEAL </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 08:17:23 EST What Are Your Goals for Oct. 4 thru Oct. 9? What Are Your Goals for Oct. 4 thru Oct. 9? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> My goal is to enjoy my trip to San Antonio, even though it is for work, I do hope to get in some “site seeing”. <BR> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:07:09 EST It is 100LBLIGHTER’s Birthday Today (10/01)!!!!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is 100LBLIGHTER’s Birthday Today (10/01)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=100LBLIGHTER </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> ... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 08:05:44 EST Your Current Status . . . . Your Current Status . . . . <BR> <BR> When was the last time you updated “My Current Status”? <BR> <BR> It is on the right side of your SparkPeople screen! I think it’s also a great way to let others know that you are active on! <BR> <BR> More About Your Status <BR> <BR> Your Current Status <BR> Share more about your goals, program or even your day with our "Current Status" feature! Each time you save a new status, your mutual friends will see it in their Friend Feeds a... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:54:40 EST It is STRONGLIGHT’s Birthday Today (09/27)!!!!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is STRONGLIGHT’s Birthday Today (09/27)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=STRONGLIGHT </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:56:56 EST What Are Your Goals for Sept. 26 thru Oct. 2? What Are Your Goals for Sept. 26 thru Oct. 2? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> My goal next week is NO fast food! Not for breakfast or lunch! That means I will have to bring my lunch to work each day next week! I will also make it to Body Pump on Tuesday and Thursday night! <BR> <BR> Just a note, this will be the last week I start this thread if more members do not start posting their goals!! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 09:02:12 EST What Are Your Goals for Sept. 19 thru Sept. 25? What Are Your Goals for Sept. 19 thru Sept. 25? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> My goal is to just make it through the week, we will be having an audit at work, so that will mean long days for me. I will also continue to attend Body Pump on Tuesday and Thursday night! <BR> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 09:00:21 EST It was GEE..S’s Birthday Yesterday (09/13)!!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It was GEE..S’s Birthday Yesterday (09/13)!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=GEE..S </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day was wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>14... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 07:43:30 EST What Are Your Goals for Sept. 12 thru Sept. 18? What Are Your Goals for Sept. 12 thru Sept. 18? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> I am going to exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 days; while also brining my lunch to work 3 days next week!! <BR> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 08:38:56 EST What Are Your Goals for Aug. 29 thru Sept. 4? What Are Your Goals for Aug. 29 thru Sept. 4? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going to exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 days; while also brining my lunch to work 4 days next week!! <BR> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:33:07 EST What Are Your Goals for August 22 thru August 28? What Are Your Goals for August 22 thru August 28? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am not going to set a goal for this week . . . I know it will be hectic and I do not want to fail at yet another goal! <BR> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:05:00 EST What Are Your Goals for August 15 thru August 21? What Are Your Goals for August 15 thru August 21? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My number one goal next week is to bring my lunch three days!! <BR> Fri, 13 Aug 2010 08:26:41 EST What Are Your Goals for August 8 thru August 14? What Are Your Goals for August 8 thru August 14? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> I have a business trip to Little Rock this week, so I am just going to try and survive that! <BR> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 08:02:42 EST HEY Hi everyone. My name is Cecilia and I am from the Texarkana area. :) just wanted to say 'hey' Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:06:51 EST It is TEXASMIMI’s Birthday Today!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is TEXASMIMI’s Birthday Today!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=TEXASMIMI </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> ... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:09:08 EST What Are Your Goals for August 1 thru August 7? What Are Your Goals for August 1 thru August 7? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My one goal for next week is to make it to the gym at least three times!!! <BR> <BR> It is going to be a hectic week at work, so I am sticking to one goal! <BR> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:19:39 EST It is FUTUREPH TMOMMY’s Birthday Today!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is FUTUREPHATMOMMY’s Birthday Today!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id=FUTUREPHATMOMMY </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 08:33:16 EST What Are Your Goals for July 25 thru July 31? What Are Your Goals for July 25 thru July 31? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> One of my goals is to make it four weeks without stopping for a fast food breakfast!!! I’m on a streak here and that feels great! <BR> <BR> I still need to make it to the gym at least 3 times!!! <BR> <BR> I will also bring my lunch to work at least 3 days next week! (This should be easier since my co-worker tha... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 07:29:30 EST What Are Your Goals for July 18 thru July 24? What Are Your Goals for July 18 thru July 24? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal is to not stop for fast food for breakfast on my way to work next week; when I make it through next week that will be three weeks with NO fast food stops!! I also plan on making it to the gym 3 times next week!! Lastly, to bring my lunch at least 3 days next week! Gotta watch my money along with my wais... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:02:35 EST Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other Fun Questionnaire to Get To Know Each Other <BR> <BR> <BR> This was posted in another team I am on, and I thought it would be fun to post here also! <BR> <BR> WHERE ARE YOU FROM? <BR> Texas <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS & IF SO HOW MANY? <BR> three STEP-kids! <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION? <BR> Environmental Engineer <BR> <BR> ARE YOU MARRIED & IF SO HOW LONG? <BR> Yes, 11 yrs. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? <BR> Mexican Food!! <BR> <BR> DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 13:52:07 EST What Are Your Goals for July 11 thru July 17? What Are Your Goals for July 11 thru July 17? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal is to not stop for fast food for breakfast on my way to work next week! Also to bring my lunch at least 3 days next week! Gotta watch my money along with my waist line!! <BR> Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:46:28 EST Hi Y'all! I live in Tyler and am so excited to have sites like this available! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 00:00:59 EST What Are Your Goals for July 4 thru July 10? What Are Your Goals for July 4 thru July 10? <BR> <BR> Let the team know about your goals for next week, this way we can encourage each other to accomplish them! <BR> <BR> <BR> My goal is to not stop for fast food for breakfast on my way to work next week! Also to bring my lunch at least 3 days next week! Gotta watch my money along with my waist line!! <BR> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 09:21:30 EST Creating Your Own Personal Mantra. . . . Creating Your Own Personal Mantra. . . . <BR> <BR> Do you have a Personal Mantra? <BR> <BR> Please share if you do . . . I got to thinking about this today and was curious as to what exactly a "mantra" was and found this very interesting article. <BR> <link><BR>our-Own-Personal-Mantra&id=897267 </link> <BR> <BR> I am still trying to figure out my mantra, yet would love to know what yours is. . . Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:10:37 EST What is Your Favorite Blog(s)! What is Your Favorite Blog(s)! <BR> <BR> Share your favorite blogs here! <BR> <BR> These do not have to be from just SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> This can also be your own blog! <BR> <BR> Be sure to include a link, or if it’s on Spark, a Spark ID so that they can easily be found! <BR> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:19:18 EST ~*~ Positive Affirmations ~*~ <em>285</em> <em>285</em> <em>285</em> <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> ~*~ Positive Affirmations ~*~ <BR> <BR> A part of this journey is taking control of our lives. Let's give ourselves one positive affirmation at least once a week, preferable every day! <BR> <BR> This will help in building self-esteem! <BR> <BR> Start your affirmations with “I am”, “I will”, or “I can” statements! <BR> <BR> Today . . . I am alive! <BR> <BR> What’s yours? <BR> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 09:00:34 EST It is PETUNIABETH’S Birthday Today! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is PETUNIABETH’S Birthday Today! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?id= PETUNIABETH </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:11:10 EST Goals ~ June 6 thru June 12 Goals ~ June 6 thru June 12 <BR> <BR> What are your Goals for June 6 thru June 12? <BR> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 08:26:30 EST Goals ~ June 13 thru June 19 Goals ~ June 13 thru June 19 <BR> <BR> What are your Goals for June 13 thru June 19? <BR> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 08:26:22 EST Goals ~ June 20 thru June 26 Goals ~ June 20 thru June 26 <BR> <BR> What are your Goals for June 20 thru June 26? <BR> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 08:26:14 EST Goals ~ June 27 thru July 3 Goals ~ June 27 thru July 3 <BR> <BR> What are your Goals for June 27 thru July 3? <BR> Fri, 4 Jun 2010 08:26:06 EST Newbie Hey everyone! I'm Shayna. I work in Carthage and live nearby. I had RNY gastric bypass 3 1/2 wks ago and I'm down to 205 from 231 on 3/26. I work full time as a nurse andam married with no children. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:28:42 EST am new to this team Hello, I am almost 60 and determined to lose the extra weight that I have put on these past two years. I am glad to have found the North East Texas Team. I live in the Texarkana area. Glad to be here! <em>30</em> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:16:45 EST New Sorry, for some reason my computer won't let me reply to the "Introduce yourself" thread. <BR> <BR> My name is Amber, I currently live near Red Springs. I'm 19 years old. I am new to East Texas, I moved here with my fiancee about a month ago. I'm here for motivation and conversation with people from my area! :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:34:52 EST Supplements / Vitamins / Minerals Supplements / Vitamins / Minerals <BR> <BR> I am just curious as to what Supplements / Vitamins / Minerals ya’ll take and why? <BR> <BR> I take B-12, DHEA, Vit. D and a pre-natal (NOPE NOT Preg.) because my Dr. told me to! <BR> <BR> I also take a few other misc. supplements, mainly right now because I bought them, and once they are gone unless I change my mind will not take them any more, I can’t tell they are doing anything! Thu, 4 Feb 2010 08:57:27 EST Favorite work out video? What is your favorite work out video? <BR> <BR> I think, even though it hurts, mine is Quick Fix Pilates Abs Workout. It is 3 - 10 minute work outs. I personally like pilates because it doesnt seem like you are working out but it hurts afterwards! Fri, 29 Jan 2010 09:07:10 EST Book Sale in Henderson We have an on-going HUGE book sale going at the Rusk County Library in Henderson. Downtown on the square, 2nd floor of the library. 903-657-8557. <em>150</em> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:37:15 EST Watch the Weak Spots! Watch the Weak Spots! <BR> <BR> Source: 5 factor Diet – Harley Pasternak <BR> <BR> We all have our food weaknesses, particularly when it comes to snack time. It's hard not to reach for ice cream, cookies, chocolate, chips, and other fat-laden goodies in between meals, especially when they're always staring you in the face at the supermarket or the convenience store. Challenge yourself not to give in to temptation by recognizing your "trigger foods." If seeing Mallomars — or a carton of Ben... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:48:37 EST Prioritize Your Life! Prioritize Your Life! <BR> <BR> Source – Healthy Living with Ellie Krieger <BR> <BR> It seems as if no one today has enough time to take part in the things he or she really wants to do. Most of us carry around a long to-do list every day and then spend weekends checking tasks off the list, only to have new ones spring up in their place. <BR> <BR> If you always feel frazzled and it seems as though you're spending all your time doing the things you have to do — rather than what you want to ... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:48:28 EST A Surprising Solution to Your Hunger Pangs A Surprising Solution to Your Hunger Pangs <BR> <BR> Source – Joy’s Life Diet <BR> <BR> I can't tell you how many of my overweight clients tell me they're never hungry. If this is true, then why aren't they slim, trim, and nowhere near my office? Here's why: They're not hungry because they never let themselves get hungry. They're so afraid of a little rumbling in their tummies that they pop something into their mouths to satisfy the slightest hint of hunger. Worse yet, some even eat so as t... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 08:47:54 EST Make Your Goals Work For You! Make Your Goals Work For You! <BR> <BR> Source – Healthy Living with Ellie Krieger <BR> <BR> The writer Henry Miller said: "In this age, which believes that there is a shortcut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest." <BR> <BR> Consider this quote as you think about your goals in the Healthy Living With Ellie program. Chances are you've tried taking shortcuts before, like going on a crash diet or overdoing it at the ... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 08:08:29 EST Become Your Own Inspiration! Become Your Own Inspiration! <BR> <BR> Source: 5 factor Diet – Harley Pasternak <BR> <BR> Want to know the best way to ensure that you stay on track? Challenge yourself to become someone else's role model. If you know someone is looking to you to set a good example, you'll be more inclined to follow your meal plan and do your exercises. So encourage your friends and family to join in your quest for fitness and health, and strive to do your best to encourage them. By encouraging others, you... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 08:04:57 EST TEAM MAP Please take a moment to put yourself on the team map. <BR> Click on Spark Teams tab. <BR> <BR> Scroll down to teams and click on the button Manage Team Preferences. <BR> <BR> Find North East Texans Getting Fit & check the box to show on Team Map!!! <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:14:42 EST Dump the Junk Dump the Junk <BR> <BR> What is clutter? It's anything you own but no longer use, need, or love. It's everything from unread magazines to clothes that don't fit anymore to gifts you received but feel guilty about throwing out. And most of our homes are filled with this stuff! <BR> <BR> One of the tenets of feng shui, an ancient Chinese philosophy of nature, is to eliminate unused possessions to create clear spaces in your environment. The idea is that these spaces not only create space in ... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 09:00:14 EST LIFE Diet Myth Busters - Myth and Fact About Sugar LIFE Diet Myth Busters - Myth and Fact About Sugar <BR> <BR> True or false: Brown sugar is better for you than white sugar. <BR> <BR> False. Most types of brown sugar are simply refined white sugar with a bit of molasses added in. This is pretty ironic, because molasses is actually removed during the refining process. <BR> <BR> The fact that molasses contributes a healthier-seeming color to white sugar is secondary to its real purpose, which is to modify the white stuff's taste and bakin... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 08:56:33 EST Hello, I'm new to sparks and the north east texans I live in the North Texas area, I'm a stay at home mom with three beautiful girls. We breed and raise bucking bulls!!! Love it! In the last two years I have gained about 30lbs and have never felt so blah! A friend of mine just this week turned me on to sparks. I'm liking what i see so far! Thanks Melissa. <BR> <BR> Happy New Years to everyone!!! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:51:28 EST Cell Phone This is my rainy day concern: <BR> Can anyone in this group recommend a prepaid cell phone company. One that works well in this area and when traveling. I've tried several; just want to know if anybody has a suggestion. <em>39</em> Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:22:43 EST Want to buy a Kayak I am looking for a used sit on top kayak. Never had one before but it looks like fun and should be great exercise. If you know of one for sale please send me a sparkmail. Thanks. Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:21:11 EST Birthdays are just another day!!!!! September 18 Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:54:13 EST I'm new to Spark!? I actually joined in April while we were in Texas after seeing a guest on Good Morning Americal talk about the program, but didn't do anything with it until a couple of weeks ago. <BR> <BR> My DH and I live NE of KC on the Missouri side and are snowbirds that go to Lake Sam Rayburn in Jan, Feb and March each year. If anyone lives in the Hemphill and Jasper area I would sure like to know and maybe we could get together while I am down south. My DH spends hours on the lake and since I don't ... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:51:43 EST Fall Bulb Sale @ Harvey Convention Center Get ready for a beautiful spring. <BR> The Fall Gardening Conference will be at Harvey Hall in Tyler on Saturday, October 17th, 2009. Doors open for registration at 8:30a.m. The conference will be held 9:00.m. – 11:15 a.m. Plant sale and expo follow the conference at 11:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. The bulb and plant sale following the conference will offer thousands of bulbs to the public with many varieties not often found in local nurseries. During the exposition local Master Gardeners will provide a... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 22:45:40 EST LIFE Diet Myth Busters ~ A Juicy Fact to Digest LIFE Diet Myth Busters ~ A Juicy Fact to Digest <BR> <BR> Q: True or false — fruit juice is a good substitute for whole fruit. <BR> <BR> A: False. Nutritionally speaking, the primary difference between the two is in the fiber content. Whole fruit has it, and fruit juice doesn't (unless it's been added). <BR> <BR> When it comes to weight, my issues with fruit juice are threefold. First, it takes longer to eat a piece of fruit than to drink the equivalent calories as juice (one orange cont... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:12:59 EST Chicken Boobs?!? Got your attention huh? <BR> <BR> I was googling "Homemade Vegetable Broth" and ran across a website/blog by a fellow East Texan from Sulphur Springs. her name is Jill McKeever and her site is <BR> <BR> She calls boneless, skinless chicken breast "Chicken Boobs". I laughed at first but I am not so sure now that I will be repeating that term - maybe I'll just use CBs. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I found a method and recipes for marinating and freezing CBs on her webs... Mon, 10 Aug 2009 21:51:57 EST Tyler Half 5k - October 17, 2009 - 8 a.m. Tyler Half 5k run on October 17, 2009 @ 8 a.m. <BR> <BR> Here is our chance to bring sparkfriends together and run a 5k. Who's going to join me? <BR> <BR> race details here: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> Mon, 3 Aug 2009 18:18:19 EST Anyone use Facebook &/or Twitter? Anyone use Facebook &/or Twitter? <BR> <BR> You can find me on facebook at <BR> <BR> Links to both are in my sig. below! <BR> <BR> Share your ID's if you would like. Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:04:37 EST I'm baaaacccckkkkk :) Hello everyone! I am not new to the team, but newly involved! I am 27 and have a sit on your butt all day office job. I am married with 2 kids, 10 and 5 wks. We live north of Tyler. I joined SP last June with the goal to lose 30 pounds by Christmas…well halfway to my pound and time goal I became pregnant. I just had my little boy 5 weeks ago and am ready to get back to action. My birth was fairly rough so I am still not completely cleared for full activity. I am going to start either ... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 23:39:17 EST Hello! Hello, my name is Melissa I am 32 and burning up this summer! I am a single mom of two wonderful boys 13 and 8. I live in Mount Pleasant a small but friendly town. I too am looking for support from this area and hope to meet some friends that share the same goal to get healthy. Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:42:38 EST Kayaking rental Do you know of a place within maybe 50 miles of Tyler that is suitable for beginner kayaking as well as rents them. I want to try it out before I consider buying on. Tyler State Park is on my list. Any others? Thu, 18 Jun 2009 22:10:20 EST I need help.... So my main problem area is my thighs....does anyone know an exercise that makes your thighs disappear??? I was also wondering where to get a good sports bra for good support for bigger chested women... <BR> <BR> Thank you for all of ya'lls help!!! Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:24:51 EST Blueberries are ready Have you gotten your blueberries yet? Echo Springs between Brownsboro and Murchison and Blueberry Hill in Edom are selling now. <BR> <BR> If anyone lives near Fruitvale, Canton or Emory I would love to know when the peaches are ready this year. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 23:29:31 EST One Word Says It All Using only one word answer the following questions: <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? purse <BR> <BR> Your significant other? Machel <BR> <BR> Your hair? yuck! <BR> <BR> Your mother? grouchy! <BR> <BR> Your father? grouchier! <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? Horses <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? stupid <BR> <BR> Your favorite drink? tea <BR> <BR> Your dream/goal? heaven <BR> <BR> What room are you in? office <BR> <BR> Your hobby? horses <BR> <BR> Your fear? snakes <B... Wed, 20 May 2009 15:12:28 EST When did you clean out the closet? I did it at 20 lbs off and I am PROUD! Usually when I lose enough weight to change sizes I just shift clothes from the front to the back of the closet - just in case I need them someday - which always happened. <BR> <BR> Not this time because I am not going back...I bagged up everything that was loose or no longer fit because it was too big and donated it all to charity. I did not even wait to have a garage sale. <BR> <BR> Some even still had tags of them - things I bought on sale... Sat, 16 May 2009 23:06:51 EST Bender Ball Has anyone ever used or tried a bender ball? <BR> <BR> It's used for the abs. <BR> <BR>, I am seriously considering buying one. I already have to place a towel in my lower back to support it while doing crunches, and I think this would help even more. <BR> <BR> Any information. . . . Thu, 30 Apr 2009 10:06:32 EST Help I need a home!!! I found this handsome boy last night lost on the highway in the rain. He is as sweet as can be and knows basic commands, sit, stay, etc... He is great with my daughter and aside from my dogs overwhelming him seems to like other dogs as well. He is a small/medium dog, I would guess 30 pounds. I cannot keep him so if I can't find him a home soon he will have to go to the shelter. <BR> PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG!!!! <BR> <BR> I have pics if anyone is interested I would be happy to pass along! <BR>... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:27:34 EST Facebook If any of you use Facebook, please feel free to add me as a friend. Just let me know that you are from SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> My link is in my signature, (If for some reason it doesn't work, please let me know). <BR> <BR> If you would like you can share your Facebook name, or link here. <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:45:50 EST Hello! Just want to introduce myself and say Hello! I am Diane and I live in Longview. I am trying to lose the last 25 lbs to reach my goal weight. I look forward to using my sparked site more and hopefully getting to know everyone. Thanks - Diane Mon, 16 Mar 2009 13:50:54 EST Crafty Sparkers? I am attempting a new project and the liquid stuff I bought is not drying as clear as I had hoped. Has anyone used crafting resin or epoxy resin before? I am reading online reviews and such but wanted to know if anyone had first hand experience. I am needing this to dry crystal clear and completely hard/solid. <BR> <BR> If you have any tips or advice I would appreciate it! Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:40:17 EST 2009 Goals & Objectives! What are your goals and objectives for 2009? <BR> <BR> I hope to reach my goal weight, along with focusing more on me and not so much on the things I cannot control! I also plan on riding my horses more and hopefully attending a riding clinic. Not to mention I need to build up my endurance while running and maybe (hopefully) participate in a 5k this year! <BR> <BR> What about you? Wed, 31 Dec 2008 07:46:49 EST Need a new dog? Let me start by saying this truly breaks my heart. If you knew me, you would know what an animal lover I am. I would not be doing this if it weren't my last option. I really need to find a good home for my 2 puppy/dogs. <BR> <BR> I have 2 lab mixes, both truly pretty dogs, they are 1 year old, house and kennel trained. Some obedience training (sit, lay, fetch, etc..) but could use a little more one on one time. They are brother and <BR> sister but would probably do better split up. I wish... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:32:02 EST 2008 Angel Card Project This was posted by a fellow sparker. I really like the idea. A little effort on our part can go such a long way for those less fortunate. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>lcardproject </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:11:43 EST Christmas Jars Has anyone read the book Christmas Jars? I just started it last night and am obsessed. Would love to hear anyone else experience. Thu, 20 Nov 2008 13:26:08 EST Hello I live outside of tyler going toward kilgore, I am still learning how to get around on this web site. From what I can see it is a great web site to be part of. Wed, 29 Oct 2008 22:53:13 EST How Many Minutes of Cardio Have You Done Lately? Thought this would be fun, to see how many minutes of cardio we do each day! <BR> <BR> I was able to get in 30 min. on the stat. bike this morning at the gym. <BR> <BR> What about you? Tue, 21 Oct 2008 08:55:28 EST Where O' Where Has our team leader gone?!?! Anyone heard from Patricia in a few days? It's not like her to go so long without a post. Guess I will snoop on some of her other teams and see if I can find her! Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:41:31 EST Breast Cancer Awareness Month is Oct. I am copying this from AMOMTO2JS's SparkPage Blog. <BR> <BR> October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Lots of companies support various breast cancer efforts - early detection, treatment, research, support - and those companies depend on us to help them make a difference. <BR> <BR> In the 3 minutes it will take you to read this, one woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer. <BR> <BR> Bee Well Miles, a program by Bumble Bee tuna, will donate money based on miles logged at www.beewellmi... Thu, 2 Oct 2008 13:23:43 EST Frustration! Frustration beyond words. I decide to get down to business and finally lose the weight and tone up after telling myself for so long I would do it. The day I'm due to start, what happens? I manage to pull a muscle in my leg and a muscle in my back so bad I am unable to move. I can barely breathe. Best part, I wasn't active at all Saturday, Sunday, or how did I pull said muscled? Great question! So, looks like I am forced to put it off until I am mobile again. I was angry, then upse... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 21:52:21 EST Daily Motivational Message “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” ~ Benjamin Franklin Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:31:27 EST New? We have 24 members..., including a few newbies!! Welcome everyone! PLEASE introduce yourselves and jump in and chat! Can't wait to get to know everyone...maybe some of us are close enough to get together and workout sometime?!?! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 13:28:13 EST In case of power outage by Hurricane Ike..?? What is the first thing you will do..I will grab the flashlights.. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 17:02:51 EST September Chatter!! Thought I would change this to monthly. We'll see how it works! <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone is having a great long weekend and watching what they eat at all those wonderful BBQ's. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 09:05:36 EST September Recommitting & Accountability Hello and happy September to everyone! <BR> <BR> I thought it may be helpful to some (ok, me) to recommit ourselves this month. The start of the month is always a great time to reevaluate where we are and where we want to be. <BR> <BR> I think it would be good to put down our goals for this month and check in daily or weekly to keep ourselves accoutable! Whenever we need motivation we can look back at what we wanted to accomplish and why and maybe that will keep us on track! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 22:38:50 EST QOTD... 8/30 What is your favorite area restaurant(s)? Sat, 30 Aug 2008 11:18:08 EST QOTD: 08/28/08 What is your favorite healthy recipe for BBQ type gatherings? Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:11:36 EST 5k Races In & Around Tyler Ok, I know that they exist, I see people wearing t-shirts from them all the time! <BR> <BR> I cannot find a calendar that list any races for Tyler or the surrounding area! I find big races like the Susan . . . , the Tyler Half, The Azalea, etc., I know there are smaller races, like I said, I see the t-shirts! <BR> <BR> Where can I / we find out about all of these races! I wanna know! HELP!! Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:30:51 EST Team Member Birthday List Please add your birthday here so we can celebrate with you! Mon, 25 Aug 2008 14:16:37 EST Weekly Chatter - 08/24- 08/30 Hello East Texas! I know Patricia usually starts this, but I had a few free minutes and wanted to hop on and check in with everybody! <BR> <BR> I have had a really nice visit with my mom and done well with food aside from dinner at Texas Roadhouse where I definitely ate more than necessary. Sure was good though! I am feeling extremely motivated and ready to get back into normal life! My mom goes home Tuesday am so things should settle down some then! School starts for my daughter tomo... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 17:30:39 EST QOTD - 8/25 The new season of TV starts in just a couple of weeks. What show/shows is/are your favorite? <BR> <BR> I can't wait to see Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, and Entourage (HBO). During the strike, I really liked watching the few episodes of Dirty Sexy Money and Lipstick Jungle - I hope they bring those shows back. Sun, 24 Aug 2008 10:13:19 EST QOTD-08/19/08 Since it has been raining FOREVER... <BR> <BR> What do you do for exercise when it's bad weather? Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:48:10 EST Top 10 Fitness Tips These are excellent tips from Denise Austin! Also from Anytime Fitness Mag article: <BR> <BR> 1. Zip up ur abs by sitting up w/ shoulders down & back. <BR> 2. Fidgetcise- Exercise key muscles anywhere, anytime. Contract abs during rush hour, hold onto the kitchen counter & do leg lifts, Do squats while brushing your hair & leg lifts to the back while brushing ur teeth. <BR> 3. Curfew on the kitchen. Lights out at 8pm reduces temptation. <BR> 4. Schedule ur workout. Planning ensures it gets d... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:45:34 EST What are calories? I found this information interesting enough to share. This is all from Anytime Fitness magazine: <BR> <BR> What is a calorie? A calorie is measured by the amount of heat/energy liberated when u burn a food dwn to its basic components. <BR> <BR> Why does muscle burn more calories than fat? <BR> Fat is not active, but muscle is metabolically active because it is contracting when you move. <BR> <BR> How many calories does muscle burn vs fat each day? <BR> Muscle=6 calories per pound Fat=2 ca... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 17:37:55 EST Weekly Chatter - 08/17 - 08/23 Howdy Ya'll!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a good weekend, mine was extremely busy! I was able to get in a virtual 16k bike race yesterday and I think that's 10 miles and I completed it in 38 min. I don't think that's too bad. <BR> <BR> I'm glad it was a little cooler this weekend, sure helped. <BR> <BR> Ya'll check in when you can! Tell us how you are doing! Mon, 18 Aug 2008 08:36:30 EST QOTD - 8/16 Do you shop early for the Holidays? <em>233</em> <BR> <BR> I do - I start mine about this time of year. I also buy birthday gifts early - as I see a good deal, I buy the gift and tuck it away until birthdays or Christmas. Sat, 16 Aug 2008 11:59:39 EST This weekend I am going to enjoy...... going to the carnival with my sweety and having a great ole time at the street dance..LOL Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:50:35 EST QOTD - 08/15/08 What will you do to stay on track this weekend? Fri, 15 Aug 2008 13:56:02 EST Age is no excuse Dara Torres may be a record breaking, medal winning Olympic swimmer who trains very hard for a very big goal, but she can also be a source of inspiration to those of us who sometimes tell ourselves that age can keep us from being healthy, reaching our goals, & from having the body we want. Dara is 41! Look at this pic! <BR> <link><BR>ms_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Dara_Torres_o<BR>n_the_cover_of_Time_P1902761/ </link> Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:00:38 EST QOTD: 08/14 What is your favorite on the go snack? <BR> <BR> I would have to say baby carrots myself, they are cool and easy to carry with me out the door. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:18:33 EST Good Article Run across this just now on lot are things we already know, but thought the reminder was good, especially after my limpy leg :) <BR> <BR><BR>-management/articlepage.aspx?cp-docume<BR>ntid=100211576&GT1=31035 <BR> Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:41:44 EST QOTD... 8/11 What new habit are you most proud that you learned on Spark? <BR> <BR> I would have to say mine is just getting back in the habit of being consistent. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 19:56:40 EST <link> </link> is a great place to check for activities (a 5K run, for instance) and organize activities in teams. If you want to get involved in something local, this a good place to look to see what's going on. Tue, 12 Aug 2008 13:44:41 EST Banana Chocolate Ha! I knew that wld get ur attention! I wanted to give u guys the lowdown on a new Starbucks drink that I've tried: The Vivanno. It's packed w/ whey protein & fiber, so those 230 calories are full of nutrients u can use! They actually taste good! They aren't powdery at all & they're a great alternative if you're trying to kick the sugary coffees that pack huge calorie counts. Here are the nutri facts for a Grande size: <BR> <BR> Calories 230 <BR> Fat 45 <BR> Carbs 44 <B... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:15:03 EST 5K Run New Boston, Texas This will be during the week of our Pioneer DAys Festival from August 13th through August 16th. The race will be on Saturday morning, August 16th at 8:00. If any further information is needed please call New Boston Chamber of Commerce. Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:14:17 EST Weekly Chatter - 08/10 ~ 08/16/08 Howdy Team! <BR> <BR> Off to a great start? I am, I was able to complete my virtual 5k today and I was a little over 10% faster than I was with the first one. That just ignites my fire to keep going! There is hope for me yet. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any big plans for the week? We have an audit at work so I will be busy, and not looking forward to it. I am seriously thinking of taking a vacation day on friday, and try to be the crowd to the tax free weekend sales, that's this weekend! <BR... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 15:02:54 EST Tyler 5K and Half Marathon Calling all runners and walkers! Here is the link for the Tyler half marathon and 5K race. The course stays open long enough for walkers. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2008 22:54:59 EST QOTD- 08/09/08 Do you do the same workout on the weekends as during the week? If not, what do you do? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I really haven't been following a regular workout schedule but have been trying to walk a few times a week. On the weekend I try to do something different; hiking, peddalboating, etc... something that gets me outside and a more relaxing environment. Sat, 9 Aug 2008 08:59:08 EST QOTD 8/7... How tall are you? What is your ideal goal weight? <BR> <BR> I am 5'4" and would be very comfortable at 120-125. Thu, 7 Aug 2008 20:09:31 EST QOTD 08/06/08 What helps you stay motivated? How do you get back on track when you fall off? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have fallen off my motivation wagon. I was doing amazing and then life and work got busy and I have lost my SPARK :( Wed, 6 Aug 2008 10:36:12 EST 100 Days to Weight Loss! 100 Days to Weight Loss! !! <BR> <BR> Come join me on my 100 Days to Weight Loss! You can read more about it on my blog here at SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Are you up to joining me on this journey? Wed, 6 Aug 2008 07:42:44 EST QOTD - 08/05 First let me say that if you log onto the group and don't see a QOTD (Question of the Day) posted yet, please feel free to post one! <BR> <BR> Ok, today's question. . . . do you have a "cheat" day and if so how often and what is the one thing that you HAVE to have? <BR> <BR> I wouldn't say I have a cheat day yet, because I don't have that strong of a hold on my eating habits yet. I think when I do get a good system down, I will have one. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:07:21 EST Basal Metabolic Rate Taking this from another discussion we had earlier last week. <BR> <BR> You expend energy no matter what you're doing, even when sleeping. Thus your Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day - a tempting idea for some. If you've noticed that every year, it becomes harder to eat whatever you want and stay slim, you've also learned that your Basal Metabolic Rate decreases as you age. Likewise, depriving yourself of food in hopes of losing weight als... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 10:07:24 EST Weekly Chatter - 08/03 ~ 08/09/08 Good Morning Team! <BR> <BR> Off to a new week, sad to say I am at work this morning :(, oh well it's overtime! <BR> <BR> After this I am heading to the gym, and think I am gonna take me a bike ride! LOL! See how many miles I can get in today. <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone is surviving the heat, we're cutting hay this afternoon and baling tomorrow, so I know it's gonna be a hot couple of days! <BR> <BR> Anyone have any big plans for the week? <BR> <BR> Ya'll keep cool and drink plenty o... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 10:41:37 EST QOTD 08/02/08 It's August! What are your goals for this month? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine is to get down and stay at 160...I keep teetering with those last 3 pounds...lose 2 gain 1; lose 1 gain 2 :) 160 so I can almost be in the 150's! <BR> <BR> Also, always working on my water :) Sat, 2 Aug 2008 10:31:31 EST August 2008 Spin Points How many SparkWheel points did you get today? <BR> <BR> 5 Fri, 1 Aug 2008 09:05:30 EST QOTD - 08/01 What's your number one fitness goal fo the month of Aug.? <BR> <BR> Mine is going to be getting into the weight room at least once a week, I know that's not enough, although it is a start! Fri, 1 Aug 2008 08:36:10 EST Good excuses vs. Bad Excuses It can get easy to justify plopping down to watch TV after working all day. Relaxation time is something we feel we deserve @ the end of the day, but we also deserve to be healthy & active. I've used excuses on more than one occasion.... I'm just too tired, I have to do this or that... I ran yesterday, so I can skip today. These are the stories we tell ourselves. I find my moments of weakness usually happen if I decide to rest right after I get home from work. Once I get relaxed, it becomes h... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 17:24:51 EST QOTD - 07/31 QOTD (Question of the Day) <BR> <BR> What supplements / vitamins do you take and why? Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:52:20 EST Question of the Day - 07/30 This is for the multi-meal eaters out there, (more than 3), how many times do you actually eat and what are the times, and what do you eat? <BR> <BR> Also, just more out of curiousity than anything, why do you choose to eat multi-meals? <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:53:19 EST Question of the day-07/29 What is your favorite healthy breakfast? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine is fiber one cereal and yogurt, sometimes with craisins. It's portable and helps me get my fiber and protein...tastes pretty darn good too! Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:33:57 EST Question of the Day - 07/28 What's your least favorite thing about exercise? <BR> <BR> Mine would have to be sweat, it doesn't take much for me to sweat and by the time I get through I am soaking wet. Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:03:25 EST Question of the Day - 07/27 Do you have a "cheat day" and if so, what is the one thing that you must have on that cheat day? <BR> <BR> For me, I think I am going to incorporate a "cheat" day . . . they say don't deprive yourself and this would be my way of not depriving myself of one of my favorites . . . Mexican Food!! Although I will try to make better menu choices when I do eat it. <BR> <BR> What about ya'll?? Sun, 27 Jul 2008 08:16:49 EST Weekly Chatter - 07/27 - 08/02 Wow, it's 7:04 am and it's already muggy outside! That's Texas for ya! <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone is getting their week off to a great start by exercising today! I am actually going to meet SMOX12 at a local track to walk! <BR> <BR> Who all is interested in getting together on maybe a monthly basis, the whole team to walk / run? Speak up and let's set a date for August! <BR> <BR> I'm not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow after a few days off, it's always hard to get bac... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 08:09:07 EST Sports Nutrition Article<BR>tart_Your_Engines__The_ABC_s_of_Sports<BR>_Nutrition.htm?act=EMC-eNews_Ins_0708&link=9 <BR> <BR> Here is an article I came across on another team thread and it is packed with such great info, I thought I'd share! Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:47:46 EST Personal Challenge - 07/27 - 08/02 Can ya believe it's almost August???? Not me! <BR> <BR> My personal challenge for 07/27 - 08/02 is to eat a nutritious breakfast and not Burger King. I am also going to complete 3 sessions of the C25K (wk 3). Sat, 26 Jul 2008 10:14:12 EST Wii Anyone have a Wii? We played my mom's when we were on vacation and LOVED it. She has the Wii Fit, too. It's hard to find - no stores in Tyler have any. I was really amazed at the workout you get and the workout my kids got from it. Sat, 26 Jul 2008 09:58:34 EST Question of the Day! 07/24/08: <BR> <BR> For you, what is the best thing to come out of you joining SP? Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:14:02 EST Today I will...and I won't... New thread to keep us motivated and accountable! <BR> Just like it reads, it's a daily mini goal. <BR> <BR> Here's mine: <BR> <BR> Today I will ride my bike for atleast 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Today I won't be tempted with a "bad" lunch because I woke up too late to pack a "good" one. Thu, 24 Jul 2008 12:09:25 EST Internal Cleansing Seriously Considering Doing Internal Cleanse <BR> <BR> I have heard many pros and cons about doing internal cleanses. I still “think” that I would like to do one. Just to clean out my system. <BR> <BR> I would like to hear anyone’s experience with doing a cleanse and what products they used and without going into gross details how did the experience go for them. Did you feel better or worse afterwards, was it worth it, etc. <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:47:28 EST Weekly Chatter - 07/20 - 07/26 Ok, I am gonna change this to weekly, just so we can all have longer conversations!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's week is off to a good start. I am just ready for Wed., I am only working 3 days this week and am ready for my long weekend! <BR> <BR> I was able to do my virtual 5K yesterday, and I have to say it took me way longer to complete 3.1 miles than I thought it would. I did it in 52:15. I think I would have been a little faster if I wouldn't have rode horses for two hours and t... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 08:33:03 EST Personal Challenges - 07/20 - 26 What is your personal challenge for this week? <BR> <BR> I am going to challenge myself to do a 5k test run, I want to see how long it will take me to do it. Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:41:59 EST Daily Chatter - 07/18/08 TGIF!! Any big plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> I was able to get in 1.88 miles in 30 minutes this morning doing WK 3 of the C25K program. I added some extra running to it, to get a full 30 minute work out. <BR> <BR> I think on Sunday I am going to do a virtual 5k. I have been going to the gym on Sunday's, so I will see if it works out. I would just like to see what my time is, so I have some thing to improve upon. <BR> <BR> What's everyone else doing? Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:39:25 EST Who's Up For A Virtual 5K? I would really like to see how long it will take me at this point in my training to run / walk a 5K. <BR> <BR> I think it would motivate me to do this, if I could organize a virtual 5K, that just means that you will run / walk a 5K, (3.1 Miles) and post your time on the group. <BR> <BR> We can set a date or have a date range, anyone interested? <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:49:54 EST Daily Chatter ~ 07/17/08 Is it Friday yet? <BR> <BR> I don't now why I feel so tired all the time, evidently I am short in some vit. or mineral. It would probably help if I would start taking my vit. and supplements daily. <BR> <BR> Speaking of vit. and supplements do any of ya'll take any and if so, what and why? <BR> <BR> Not much else going on today . . . just waiting on the weekend. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:13:01 EST Calling all runners! I see many of us are runners and I am wondering who else (besides me) will be running/walking/crawling the Tyler half marathon in October? If there is a couple of us doing it, maybe we should get a training thread going? I haven't really started my half training program since I am on the vacation, but will when I get back. <BR> Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:31:53 EST Daily Chatter - 07/16/08 Thanks SMOX12 for starting the thread yesterday, I was out with a sick horse and didn't get time to get on the PC. Feel free to start it anytime I haven't! <BR> <BR> Well, the horse is doing better thank goodness. I think it helped that I walked laps with her around the barn for two hours yesterday morning starting at 4:30 am. Talk about getting some exercise! <BR> <BR> I made it to the gym this morning and did WK 3 Day 1 of the C25K Podcast and I have to say that three minute run, got m... Wed, 16 Jul 2008 08:15:49 EST Daily Chatter~ 07/15/08 Hope no one minds me starting it this time :) <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to everyone! Hope everyone had a good day. I am still having a tough time (hershey kisses) but am not shocked because PMS always kills me! <BR> <BR> I did day 2 of the C25K program today and I am hurting! It will definitely take me more than the alloted week for each step! Hoping maybe 2 but we will see! Either way I am up and moving and although it is a little painful, it feels great! I am very proud of myself...s... Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:55:04 EST Daily Chatter ~ 07/14/08 Good Morning Team! <BR> <BR> Hope that everyone survived the weekend! We finally rec'd a little rain early this morning and it was much needed. Not sure how much more we will get, but any amount will be great! <BR> <BR> We WON at the horse races on Sat., came out way ahead and I am happy about that! Plus, I didn't totally ruin my diet! <BR> <BR> Made it to the gym this morning for my 30 min. of cardio, actually did 5.33 miles on the stationary bike in 20 minutes, not sure if that is goo... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 07:41:37 EST Happy Almost Monday! Just wanted to say hello to everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. I definitely had my worst weekend yet, but as always something positive did come out... a little self realization :) Did start the C25K program today. Man, it whooped my butt! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a nice evening and a wonderful tomorrow! Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:52:43 EST Daily Chatter ~ 07/11/08 Good Morning Team!!! <BR> <BR> TGIF!!!! <BR> <BR> Yep, I made it to the gym again this morning! I only missed one morning this week. Not too bad. <BR> <BR> I am getting excited about tomorrow, it's my 9th Wedding Anniversary and we are going to the horse races in Shreveport and out to eat afterwards! So much fun! <BR> <BR> Any big plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 07:37:11 EST Daily Chatter ~ 07/10/08 What's up? <BR> <BR> Made it to the gym this morning and did my C25K program, I guess you can say I am on Week 2 Day 7, I have to do the weeks more than once! I was able to get in 1.85 miles in 30 minutes. That's a pretty good improvement for me. <BR> <BR> How's everyone else? What are your exercise plans today? Thu, 10 Jul 2008 07:42:04 EST Personal Challenges - 07-13 thru 19 I am challenging myself to eat a nutritious breakfast each day this week and log it into my food journal here at SparkPeople. Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:31:56 EST Personal Challenges I know that I need to challenge myself to make this journey successful! <BR> <BR> So, each week I am going to post a challenge thread and each team member can post their personal challenge, it can related to anything, not necessarily your weight loss. <BR> <BR> Then you can just post up-dates in that weeks thread! <BR> <BR> We will run the challenges Sun. – Sat. so be sure to have them posted by Sun. morning. Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:31:01 EST Team Goals I have added some new team goals this afternoon and an open for suggestions for more! <BR> <BR> Just post your suggestions here and join us in obtaining our current goals! Wed, 9 Jul 2008 14:28:03 EST Lost the "Spark" Lost the "Spark" <BR> <BR> I sit and read all of the success stories here on Spark People and just sit and think why can't I do it? <BR> <BR> When in reality I know why I am not loosing weight, just hovering where I am at now. I just cannot find that proper motivation, that one thing that says “Hey Fatty, Get off your Bum!” <BR> <BR> I can do the exercising, in fact I go to the gym, almost every morning an do at least 30 minutes of cardio, if I go on Sat. or Sun, I add some strength train... Wed, 9 Jul 2008 11:32:02 EST Daily Chatter - 07/09/08 How's everyone on this fine Texas wednesday? <BR> <BR> I didn't start by day off by going to the gym, didn't sleep good and couldn't get my lazy rear out of the bed. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Wed, 9 Jul 2008 07:21:33 EST Scheduling Your Workouts? Do you schedule your workouts, or just do them when you have time? Tue, 8 Jul 2008 14:10:10 EST Daily Chatter - 07/08/08 <em>229</em> to everyone that has joined! <BR> <BR> I hope that we can make this a wonderful team! <BR> <BR> What are your fitness plans for today? I went to the gym at 5 am, and did another day of Wk2 of the C25K program! <BR> <BR> Other than that, it's just work, work, work! <BR> <BR> Ya'll have a great day! Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:49:54 EST How Many Log-In Points Did You Get Today? 4 Tue, 8 Jul 2008 08:48:13 EST Emoticon Your Mood Today! <em>24</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2008 14:30:18 EST Suggestions for Challenges Please post your suggestions for challenges here! <BR> <BR> Thanks, Thu, 3 Jul 2008 14:29:17 EST Take A Minute & Introduce Yourself Here! Please introduce yourself to the group! <BR> <BR> I'm Patricia, from Lindale, a small town close to Tyler. Although it is growing pretty fast! <BR> <BR> Married, three-step kids and a small farm. I currently have two dogs, two cats, and 7 horses. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone here! Thu, 3 Jul 2008 14:28:11 EST