SparkPeople Burn 3500 calories a Week Team Messageboard This is a fitness challenge to burn 3500 calories a week. This challenge keeps fitness and exercise in the forefront so we won't forget how inportant it is for looking great! SparkPeople Burn 3500 calories a Week Team Messageboard Michi's Ladder <link><BR>is-ladder </link> <BR> <BR> This is a link to the best food list ever. Michi's Ladder. Eat from the top pious tier for as long as you can stand it and don't dip farther down than the 3rd tier and you are still golden. <BR> <BR> Highlight foods that you love from the top 2 tiers and use it as a grocery shopping list. When it comes to healthy food choices...It all begins and ends at the grocery store. <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:27:14 EST Hi everyone I joined this challenge awhile back and just could not reach the goal. Now I am riding my bike in addition to my regular walking routine. My bike ride each week now consists of 23 to 27 miles, this will help me reach my 3500 calories a week.. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:55:03 EST Last Chance 2012 Fitness Challenge After beginning the year at my weigh loss goal and then surpassing that by having a perfect round of p90x/Insanity hybrid my high school reunion in June...passed. My big dream event of the Inaugural Lompoc Tennis Festival Last Fortnight September 2012 was more of a semi fictional/virtual fantasy affair rather than the star studded tourist attraction I had dreamed of. Guess what? Reality 101: in order to be happy and healthy and in the right frame of mind to have future failure... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:27:37 EST I'm in!! I have my goals se up for 3130, buthopefully this will kick in the weight loss! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:56:07 EST H! Hi, My name is Tracey and I'm not new to the team, just haven't posted in quite a while. I'm back to excersing again and this really helps me keep myself accountable! Thanks! Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:53:49 EST Hi! Hi!! I'm Christine and I'm from AZ. For most of my life I was overweight and put on 30 more lbs in college. I decided to take charge of my health as I was put on blood pressure medication when I was 17. I lost 60 lbs and was at the peak of fitness. Since then I've become a trainer and group ex instructor to provide inspiration. I've gone from walking the mile back in grade school to signing up for a half marathon this June. It's possible! Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:49:23 EST How many cups of water did you drink today? <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:44:49 EST Hello Hello fellow team members. <BR> <BR> I have been on and off the spark for a while now. So far i reckon i have lost about 30 pounds. But unfortunately i still have the best part of 50 to go. <BR> <BR> I have never tracked my journey in a journal in the past. But after reading a few positive posts about this, i think i will be giving this a go this time around. <BR> <BR> I am also going to be a lot more prepared with my snacks this time as well. For some reason i wouldn't plan my snacks in a... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:07:12 EST Can you track 3500 calories a week burned? I would like to make it my goal on the main page, but it's only giving me around 700 calories a week - anybody know how I can amend that? <BR> <BR> Thanks, Fri, 9 Dec 2011 12:40:04 EST I BURNED SERIOUS CALORIES ON A HILL! Hi team -- I got my exercise on a hill for a class project we had to film. It's silly, but boy I'll tell you -- walking up and down hills, and rolling down the hill, was a lot of fun. Not to mention that my quads and hamstrings are thanking me for it! <BR> <BR> We had to make a video for my class and of course, the more hits my team gets, we get an A. Check it out! There is some serious corniness involved! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=mfu_in_order&list... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 15:21:54 EST Hello! Hi! I'm new to this team, obviously! And I try and burn this much a week anyway, so I was really pleased to find an entire team for it! <BR> I used to dance for around 5 hours a day. Then I couldn't, and...well...we all know how that ended up. So now I'm here, and there's no excuse! <BR> Anyway, just a brief hello! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:04:07 EST Stage 3 Action Step #2 - post in sparkteam forum This has been a bad week for me. I am now over my cold, but having completed my big goal for the year, a half marathon then getting sick, my motivation was just GONE. So I went back to basics - follow the program. I've written out my motivation statement and will start pasting my vision collage this weekend. I am in the diet stage 3 and my action steps include making at least 5 message board entries per week. So I will be more accountable here by entering my daily calories burned (as bes... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 23:32:10 EST Starting Over! Hi, my name is Terrie! I've been on Spark since September of this year but can't say I've really done much on the site or with changing my health. I don't know what happened last week but something clicked! It just clicked! I'm so ecstatic to have a new outlook on life and on getting healthy and fit. I really want it, and that's the difference! You really do have to want it! Glad to be a part of this team and I look forward to getting to know all of you! <BR> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 09:09:03 EST Newbie - focusing on action rather than numbers Hi everyone! Since there is no sticky topic for introductions, I'll just jump in. I joined SP about 3 1/2 months ago and finally saw the scale start to head south. Now that I have the tools and support to put better habits into my day, I'm not focusing on the scale but aiming to do the WORK it will take to make the scale follow... and that includes burning more calories, being more active. <BR> Sunday 11/7 is the day I participate in my first half marathon. This has been a goal of mine si... Sat, 6 Nov 2010 19:10:56 EST ENJOYMENT "True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united." I just found this quote by Humboldt, I will use it to motivate me today. <BR> I have finally gained the courage to post a message thanks to some of my spark friends. I'm looking to find a workout partner in my area. Anyone know how to do this? Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:35:33 EST heart rate monitors I was wondering is anyone on this team using a heart rate monitor and if so how has it helped you?...i'm new to this and trying to figure out where to start Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:59:11 EST Hi! Hi! I'm Tammi. I was a member of this team a couple of years ago. I left for a while but now I'm back. I look forward to being here! Tue, 28 Sep 2010 20:17:51 EST Healthy Recipes Black Bean "Hummus" <BR> <BR> This dip doesn't have many of the same ingredients as hummus, but it is about the same consistency. I spread this on bread or tortillas with vegetables for a quick sandwich, I dip carrots and celery into it, and I eat it with tortilla chips for a snack. <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 2 cans black beans (about 3 1/2 cups) <BR> 1 small onion, diced <BR> 1/2 green pepper, diced <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 T ground cumin <BR> 1 1/2 t olive oil <BR> 2 T chopped ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 15:58:01 EST Hello from the UK Hello there, What a great idea! Can I join in? <BR> I am from Devon in the UK. I do loads of walking, cycling, and a small amount of jogging. <BR> Poly Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:25:38 EST Hi from Washington State This is my first week with SP. It's been a bit tricky trying to figure out how to log everything. Not only do I burn a lot of exercise calories, but I have an active job. I've been wearing an HRM and a pedometer to work since July 1, just to get an accurate daily calorie number. But I can't figure out where to put it. I've been listing it as Cardio:Heavy Cleaning (I'm a janitor), and adjusting the minutes to reflect my HRM cals (which I trust). But it really jacks up my fitness minutes. I typ... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 23:02:11 EST This is what I've been Looking For! Hi everyone! I'm Kathy and have been on SparkPeople for a few months. My workouts aren't always consistent due to some health issues, but when I'm well I really like to spend time in the gym. I routinely do 60 mins or more cardio a day, and this team will be a great challenge for me to keep it up. Looking forward to Sparking with you! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 16:51:40 EST Bowling, playgrounds and other activities? Yesterday, for the first time in years, I went bowling. I even laughed when someone suggested this was exercise. While bowling I noticed muscles being used that I hadn't felt in a long time and today I feel sore. <BR> <BR> A couple days before that, my daughter and I went to the park and played on the playground equipment. I could not keep up with her at any point (except the swings). <BR> <BR> So here is my question .. what are your favourite "not fitness class, not work out video" that ... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 11:40:52 EST A Big Hello from Chicago! Hi! This is the kind of group I have been searching for. I am alone with losing weight and everyone I know is against me trying to burn any kind of fat since people say I look fine. Apparently "fine" doesn't go well with me since I can barely fit into any of my clothes (all i wear are big shirts). I gained weight from my freshmen year in college and now its time to go back a sophomore really fresh! <BR> <BR> This team will help me continue my quest to the body I always wanted and prove ever... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 01:58:50 EST Just saying hi... with an intro Hey everyone. As the new kid on the team, actually 46, I thought I would say hi and give a brief intro. I have been on Spark almost a year and have been on and off. Being a vice-principal in an elementary school I am so looking forward to the summer break, mostly so I can get more active and lose those 3500 calories a week. Sun, 13 Jun 2010 23:20:53 EST Excercises that burn the fat off! A lot of people attest to Tae bo and I am most certainly one of them. On any given session of Tae bo I burn btwn 400-600 calories. Plus all the aggression you get out with all that punching and kicking! I feel so powerful after a good workout. <BR> <BR> Another good fat burner believe it or not - jumping rope. Speed rope with high knee or butt kicks really gets that heart rate up. Try timing yourself and throwing it in btwn intervals of strength training to really rev up your metabolism.... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 22:13:31 EST Why did you sign up? In the spirit of getting to know each other more I thought we could all share a brief story about why we signed up for sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I signed up back in 2008. I was 25 back then and tired as hell! All I did was work sleep and eat, by the time I made it home I would cook and fall asleep. In turn I gained about 25 - 30lbs. I took a picture on an outing one day and realized my face was rounder than the earth. I started searching the net for some motivation and a way to track my pr... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 20:32:56 EST Co-Team Leader - Hello everyone! <em>104</em> HELLO!!!! <BR> I thought it would be rude of me if I didn't formally introduce myself. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Honestly, I didn't participate much on this team before. I just read comments and followed along with discussions. The opportunity has presented it self where I could actually give a helping hand and I'm glad to say I took it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's a little bit about me..... <BR> <BR> My name is Christina, 27, I'm from New York City. I recently attained my goal... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 13:13:50 EST New glad to see so many options for groups on here. I am looking forward to the challenge. Thanks Wed, 26 May 2010 16:37:20 EST Tips on burning 3500 calories a week SO I have been struggling with burning such a large amount of calories per week. Im lucky if I burn half that..any tips on how I can burn that may calories in a week? Tue, 25 May 2010 12:31:16 EST Hello ALL Hi im joining as many Spark Teams possible without over doing and to keep myself from getting bored with the website.. although i dont see hw thats possible.there is so much to do and learn on this website..i like it a lot Sat, 8 May 2010 17:14:55 EST Hello This is a great challenge. I'd like to join! Lately I get somewhere between 1500-4000 per week. <BR> <BR> M. J. Sat, 1 May 2010 23:39:50 EST New to team This is the kind of team I am looking for! I need the extra push. I am such a goal orientated person, and lately I've been lacking on cardio! <BR> <BR> Oh, I should introduce myself. I am Jen and I have been on SP on and off for the past 3+ years. I am in need of extra motivation to lose the last bit of weight. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all and letting you inspire me to push myself, and hopefully I can inspire some too! <BR> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 21:13:50 EST Hi Everybody !!! I am glad to found this team. I am trying to burn 3500 calories a week. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 10:36:22 EST Hi Everybody - so glad to find you... Every month I set my calorie burn goal (for exercise) higher and this month it's 3500 calories so I was THRILLED when I stumbled upon your team! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sparking with you all!! <BR> <BR> Michelle Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:52:30 EST How do you burn this much in a week ? Help please. I am having great trouble burning this much in a week. I am doing 60 minutes of cardio 4 times a week plus strength training. I have started with a goal of 2500 calories burned in a week which means I need to burn 625 each time I do cardio. I have been unable. I have the Tae Bo Amped videos and did full throttle today (burned 400 calories in 55 minutes) then I did the sparkpeople 30 minute circuit training Advanced #5 two times (burned 130 calories in 30 minutes)... That is 90 minutes of ... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:09:39 EST New to the Team - Going to Exercise More Thought I would drop by and introduce myself to the team. I started this journey several months ago and in the beginning I did very well with getting in exercise on a daily basis. One thing then another and my exercise routine is needing some help. I am still losing weight, but if I don't get back into a regular routine soon I will end up back at the beginning of my journey. <BR> <BR> Very happy to have stumbled upon this group and to challenge myself to burn 3500 calories a week. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 14:52:29 EST Gotta step it up! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team! I have been doing Sparkpeople seriously since the last week of December. I really need outside motivation to step up my workouts!! I am proud of myself when I work hard, but I really don't have any friends that support me in my exercise goals. I know that exercise is the thing that I have to step it up with right now if I am going to lose weight. I hope being a part of this team will help me to burn more calories and shape up! Right now I am... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:27:42 EST pedometers .. Thu, 4 Feb 2010 13:01:25 EST Hi! HI everyone! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this team! I've been on Spark for 2 weeks now and have been aiming to burn 3500 calories/week. It's nice to know there are others with the same goals in mind! <BR> <BR> My Fitness tracker is public on my Sparkpage, so feel free to check it out! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:44:17 EST new here! hi there <BR> i have to say, its not easy for me to exercise because i lose motivation very easily. i picture myself as this lean, strong woman but i guess my current body image gets on the way. <BR> i joined this team especially (and u will find this silly) because i lvoed the image you put up. i wanna be that woman!!!! <BR> i will try to burn those 500 cals a day!!!! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:57:03 EST Ready to start burning calories! Just healing from a foot injury. Ready to start burning the calories with the team! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 12:04:58 EST Hi! I'm new to this team. I joined because this is a serious challenge and I need something like this to keep me going. I will enjoy working with all of you to reach our goals! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 21:52:31 EST What Fitness Program is everyone doing? I'm not accustomed to calorie counting this is truly a new journey for me. I know I seem very green but even when it comes to logging in my calories on SP it's a challenge because I seldom eat the selection of food thats on my list if that makes any sense. Can someone help me with that? <BR> <BR> Any whooo... is anyone using any home fitness programs to help shed the weight? Tue, 22 Dec 2009 05:38:12 EST New to the team Hello, I'm new to the team and I just habve one question for you all. How in the world do you burn 3500 calories a week!? I run 5 times a week (well, I used to, full story in a sec) and would only burn around 1600 a week. <BR> <BR> I ran my first 10K October 27th and on October 28th was admitted to the hospital for a week because of adhesions from previous gastric/intestinal surgeries (I had a perforated ulcer at 20. I know, crazy). So I have been out of commission for about 3 weeks now. I ... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:54:08 EST Hello! I am returning to SP after slacaking off for quite a while. I know I need to get myself moving to burn off this excess weight. I'm happy to be recommitted! Sun, 22 Nov 2009 16:09:32 EST Strength Training Vs. Cardio? Hi everyone! <BR> Hope you're all burning lots of calories! I know I am (and feeling quite exhausted as a result! ::laughs::) <BR> <BR> Just the other day I read this article, <link><BR>submit/lynn-vandyke/cardio-vs-strength<BR>-training.html </link> , which basically says that the key to increasing your metabolism, burning fat, and sustaining long term weight loss is strength training. <BR> <BR> Now, I know that strength training is important and I do... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:41:03 EST Newbie here! ^_^ Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'll admit, joining this community TOOK SOME COURAGE! ::laughs:: <BR> I do exercise and am told by many that I exercise too much (though I honestly don't really, it's just in comparison to them doing nothing at all!), but I really don't enjoy it at all, never have and perhaps never will. <BR> However I push myself because I know it's important to reaching my goals AND to being a healthier person in general. <BR> <BR> Saying that though, I feel as if I'm not pushing my... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:42:33 EST New month, new week, new challenge This will be a challenge, with work, short days, and a busy schedule, but I'm hoping the team will help me stay focused. Here goes! Sun, 1 Nov 2009 08:22:43 EST new to group hell everyone , I do not know what I do next? help. <em>40</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 08:22:17 EST Hello Everyone... Feeling like I might be out of place a bit here on this team as my focus is a bit different than most! <BR> <BR> I've been overtraining for quite some time and am now focusing on getting less cardio and more strength in the coming months! It's been common practice for me to burn nearly 1500-2000 calories on a daily basis so some serious mental preparation has gone into cutting back on the cardio! Details of all that mental self talk can be found in my blog from a couple days ago for anyon... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 08:34:01 EST October Challenge: Lose 5 Pounds by Thanksgiving Starting October 1, DebbieR9 and I would like to invite you to join our new team challenge. The holiday season is approaching which can be a big source of anxiety for those of us trying to eat and live healthy. So let's give it a head start! Join us in this challenge to lose five pounds by Thanksgiving. That gives us eight weeks to support each other towards reaching a very obtainable goal. <BR> <BR> This is our forum for you to introduce yourself, state your goals, post your progress, rece... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 14:40:33 EST Portion Sizes Slideshow Hi teammates! I wanted to share a great article that I found through <link> </link> . It's a slideshow that SHOWS the correct portion sizes of a whole variety of foods and has some great tips. So if you are like me and really need to see it, this is great. <BR> <link><BR>-labels-9/serving-sizes-slideshow </link> <BR> Enjoy! Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:00:24 EST How do you do it? I just found this group and think it's great because this has been a goal for me. However, on a good week (like this past week) I burned about 2,600 calories and I worked my butt off! So, how do you make it to 3,500? Do you track everything you do? (because I only track actual work-outs so I don't track things like housework, standing, etc) Do you count strength training towards calorie goals? Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:52:34 EST Shin Splints I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions about shin splints. I did a little more running yesterday along with my walk and today my shins are hurting. I did a little stretching before I went warmed up with a 5 min walk and then alternated between walking and running (C25K) did a cool down walk and stretched when I got home. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thank you :) Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:10:14 EST Hello SP! I am a Newbie!! Burning 3500 Calories?!?! Wow that sounds like a serious challenge but I'm sure I can do it w/ some HELP <em>198</em> <BR> I am going to start the P90X program soon...I know it's important to fuel the body properly especially depending on each individuals body needs and the type of work out you're doing. <BR> <BR> I'd like to lose about 20lbs but I want to do it w/ wisdom. I am definitely open to suggestions. Especially from someone who is doing P90X and seeing the results because they... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 19:22:09 EST Same as my blog "Nutrients" I am having a hard time figuring out how to get all of the nutrients I need, and not go over my calories. It says I should eat between 1200 and 1550 calories a day. I have logged all of my food for the day and I am at 1496 calories but am below my goals in carbs, fiber and calcium. How do you guys eat the recommended calorie amounts and get all of the nutrients you need. I have only 1 snack in there too. I think that is why I wasn't eating after a workout and then would crash in the late afte... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 15:14:02 EST Teams I was wondering if you guys are only one team or more then one? (A team where you are doing the challenges) I want to be involved in more then 1 team, but the weigh ins are on different days. How do you work that out? Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:59:39 EST Wondering Just curious when I workout in the morning or early afternoon I usually have more energy for awhile, but then a few hours later I crash, and I feel like I have no more energy. Sometimes I feel like I have no energy by 5pm or earlier depending on when I workout. Does anyone have any suggestions? Wed, 9 Sep 2009 23:39:30 EST Strength Training Hi, I was just wondering what everyone does for their strength training? I don't have a lot of equipment but I do have 5 pound dumbbells, resistance band, and a stability ball. Thank you in advance for the suggestions. Mon, 7 Sep 2009 23:23:13 EST Fitness Tracker I was told about an awesome website called exercise I have been doing about 1-2 a day, but I'm not sure how to track it or how many calories I burned. (My HRM doesn't show calories) Any suggestions would be so helpful. Thank you Fri, 4 Sep 2009 23:38:02 EST Motivation I always start out so motivated and ready to go, and then I just stop. I don't know why I stop working out as much and stop watching what I eat as much. I know I'm not doing myself any favors by stopping, and that is definitely not going to get me healthier or get the weight off. I carry all of my extra weight in my belly and thighs and know that belly fat is one of the worst that there is. I'm tired of wearing t-shirts and sweatshirts to hide it. This time I am going to lose the weight ... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 23:22:26 EST Hey guys!!&#12288; &#9834;&#9834; Just wanted to drop in and say hi~!! I was looking for some new motivation to work out and this seems like some great motivation~!! ^__^&#12288;&#9734; <BR> <BR> I can't wait to get started with you all~!! Mon, 24 Aug 2009 06:19:35 EST Birthday When is your birthday and what would you like to get as a gift? Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:17:50 EST Hello everyone Hi! <BR> <BR> Used to be extremely fit a few years ago, hitting the gym almost everyday and with kickboxing and yoga classes every other day. Then I hurt my back (while picking up a flower pot!) and had to cut back during recovery, and you can guess how it went all downhill from there. <BR> <BR> So, I'm glad to have found this team, and fingers crossed ... I'll be back! <BR> <BR> Cheers <BR> sharon Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:21:21 EST help burning calories Between working part-time and being a full-time mom during the week I have a hard time burning more than 300/day. Saturdays and Sundays I do about 600. Tips and cardio suggestions to burn more in little amount of time. <BR> thanks-doreen Thu, 30 Jul 2009 08:05:02 EST Hi I'm new! Hi there, I'm Serah. I think that this is a great goal and I'm glad to be a new part of the team! Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:35:56 EST Hi Everybody! Hi to my new team. I have been in Sparkpeople for a while and am on a journey from 305 pounds to (hopefully) between 170 and 180. My weight loss has slowed down to a crawl and I need some more motivation. I look forward to sharing with all of you. <em>213</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2009 08:02:56 EST New to this team I am the mom of a almost 3 year old. I work fulltime and my husband and I take care of her myself. I started spark on April 15th and have lost 6 pounds. I was hoping for faster results, but somedays it is really hard to get a workout in. <BR> <BR> I need the motivation to get these pounds gone. I am eating better than I was but still not as well as I should be. <BR> <BR> Everyday is a new start and I need to shed the pounds. Wed, 17 Jun 2009 10:19:14 EST HI! New Here :) Hi everyone, I am just now starting back on sparkpeople and am new to this team, this is a great concept and I know that burning 3500 calories a week is the way to go :) It will be great to get to know all of you and to have your encouragement along the way, especially since I am doing this on my own. Getting started today, so here I go.................:) Mon, 15 Jun 2009 08:44:41 EST Hi Everyone!! Hi!! I'm really excited to start this challenge. I'll be starting tomorrow as it looks like you start on Sundays. This was the only challenge that really stood out to me, as you can use any form of exercise and 500 calories burned a day is an excellent goal. Look forward to meeting you all! Sat, 13 Jun 2009 21:16:57 EST New here and Question Hi. I need some extra motivation so thought this might help. I am trying to lose 10 lbs and although the scale is not budging I am seeing inches melt away. I usually burn around 500 calories a cardio workout 5 days a week anyways, so just need to take it up a notch. Question is do you count any calories burned during weight training towards your weekly goals? Tue, 9 Jun 2009 08:45:56 EST New to the Team Hi. I am new to the team. I am in deperate need of burning at least 3500 calories a week. I hope that this team can give me some great ideas and share their stories. <BR> See my page for more about me. <em>247</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:37:54 EST I'm Back I was on this team between October 08 and January 09 when I lost most of the unwanted weight. I am back to lose the last 10-15 pounds. <BR> <BR> I know it worked then, I am back to do the daily 500 calorie battle. <BR> <BR> Irie Sun, 7 Jun 2009 21:43:59 EST New to team I love the goal of burning 3500 calories a week. Glad to find this team. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 17:22:58 EST Hello Hi- I set this goal for myself and was glad to find out that the team existed. I've been on spark for 2 weeks, and I've gotten close but have not made the goal yet despite being good about exercise -- I think I'll get there as I get fit enough to intensify my sessions (they can't go longer at this point). Glad to be here, and can use any extra motivation/support! Mon, 18 May 2009 12:06:27 EST New and ready to jump in I was checking out your deficit challenge and want to know how to join in or is it to late... could you send me the rules??? thank you Sun, 17 May 2009 06:51:21 EST Waving "Hello!" from Vancouver <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Can't believe there is a team named after one of my goals! <BR> <BR> I've been around SP for awhile now but only been back and active since Mar 09. Since then, I have lost 21.5 lbs. I am kickin it to get off these final 14.5 lbs and then work on muscle tone! I'll do anything and everything to make my workouts interesting since I am certain I suffer from exercise-induced-attention-deficit! In other words, I get bored easily and wish I could burn calories withou... Sun, 10 May 2009 19:39:22 EST New and ready to move Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team and am excited to start burning those calories. I am needing a bit of a motivation boost and think that this will help. I look forward to getting to know you all. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 11:07:15 EST New to the Team Hello everyone! I am new to the team but looking forward to it! I am trying to find my way back to the "fit" me and know making a committment to fitness is a great start. Fri, 17 Apr 2009 21:11:32 EST Weight Lifting Calories Burned? Does anyone know how to track the calories you burn during weight lifting, since SP does not account for those calories? Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:45:25 EST Hi All My name is Emily. I finally hit the stage in my life that my older friends have talked about... I can no longer lose 5lbs. at the drop of a hat...sad! I'm training for a half marathon, coming up May 3rd. I am hoping that I can start shedding some lbs. soon. I also have a trip to Jamaica planned for mid-May...major motivation to burn ;). Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:37:15 EST Hi, everyone!! I'm new to the team! Hi, everyone! I've been with SP for 6 weeks today and came across this team through a member's Sparkpage. This seems like a great team for motivation! One of my other teams is doing a calorie burn challenge this month, but I think I like the idea of continuing to track them and challenge myself to do more. I haven't actually burned 3500/week yet, but I did 2999 in the last 7 days, so I think it's very achievable for me!! I look forward to getting to know everyone! <BR> <em>216</em> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:17:45 EST Calorie Deficit?? Hi there! <BR> I have been a slacker lately and need some motivation! I just wanted to introduce myself. I assume people can join in this challange at anytime. <BR> <BR> I was just wondering how the calorie defecit thing works???? <BR> <BR> Nickie Sun, 12 Apr 2009 03:59:48 EST Hi! I'm Dee Dee - thought I'd join your team because I could use some motivation & accountability to burn those calories! Sat, 11 Apr 2009 03:50:45 EST Exercises without using much lower body? Hi, <BR> I'm suffering somewhat from a knee injury (pulled tendon), where I'd like to take 1-2 weeks off from running, biking, etc. but still stick to burning 3500 calories a week. <BR> I'd appreciate any tips on exercises or quick burn activities to help me keep with achieving my goal. <BR> Thanx&Best Wishes <BR> Valiboy <BR> Fri, 3 Apr 2009 03:19:24 EST Hi! Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Mike and I am a 21 year old college Junior. I am originally from Maryland but go to school in Chicago. Since starting college, I have picked up a lot of weight and am now working to work it off! I normally play rugby for my university's club team but am too busy with my classes this semester so I am trying to find new ways to get back in shape. I am looking forward to seeing the results! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:44:52 EST New Here! Hi all! I saw this group via someone's Sparkpage last week and was rather impressed that people were able to burn 3500 calories a week! I want to up my weight loss a little... right now I'm losing 1-1.5 lbs a week and would like to lose 2 a week, so I thought I'd give this a try. I don't know if I can actually do it, but I'm sure going to try! If anything it motivates me to burn an extra 100-200 calories per work out Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:31:23 EST Hi, I am new! Hi, I joined the team today. <BR> I like this challenge because it motivates me to keep up with my own goals, which are similar. <BR> If somebody can answer this: how many calories for about 45-60 minutes heavy strength training that increases heart beat almost as much as cardio? <BR> Just to know how many calories I am actually burning... <BR> Thanks!!!! <BR> Fri, 6 Mar 2009 12:24:56 EST New Hi. I'm a new team member. Just finished calculating my TDEE. Am looking forward to being a part. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 01:21:56 EST Hi New Member Here Hi My name is Marisol..Im here cause like everyone else I need the support and to keep myself motivated and accountable for keeping up with my exercise. I like a challenge and here to make a life change. Tue, 3 Feb 2009 21:42:58 EST newbie Hi!!!,just wanted to introduce myself here since i'm new.My name is Natalia and i love fitness challenges. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 18:20:39 EST Metabolism myth, fat burning zone <BR> <BR> I'm posting this in multiple teams so please excuse any duplication. <BR> <BR> I read on spark about the metabolism myth about losing fat when working in the 'fat burning zone.' I've also read articles about debunking the myth. <BR> <BR> I've read and understand the difference b/t aerobic and anaerobic exercise. The biochemical, physical difference is not as important to me as determining a training program to lose weight. <BR> <BR> I've heard: <BR> 1. Create a base of steady ... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:32:08 EST Hi Everyone! Hi guys!!! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team but I've been on SparkPeople for 9 months. I have lost 13 pounds to date. <BR> <BR> I must burn 3500 calories each week. <BR> <BR> I have reached a platue and I am in need for some good support. <BR> <BR> This sounds like a great team for me to keep me moving. <BR> <BR> -Nina Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:22:43 EST New member Hi I'm new and trying to loose 1-2 lb a week. Thought this challenge would help keep me on track. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 23:28:17 EST GoWear Fit armbands Does anyone own one of these? If you do could you let me know? Thanks! Wed, 7 Jan 2009 22:34:26 EST Hi I'm new to the team. Hi guy's my name is Tracy and I'm new to this team. This sounds like a great team for me to join to keep me moving. Tue, 30 Dec 2008 15:26:55 EST What do you do for Exercise? Just curious... <BR> <BR> What is everyone's choice of fitness? Fri, 26 Dec 2008 22:56:11 EST Hi! I am new! Hi everyone! I am new to this site. This team sounds exactly what i need also. I like the accountability. I could use some help though. I saw in one of the post on calorie deficit where u have to figure out the formulas. i am totally lost on that. Can anyone help me with that? My stats are: 36 yrs, 271 lbs, 5'3 in. I have a desk job just starting to exercise but still pretty new at it. Can anyone help? <BR> <BR> Thank you!! <em>213</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2008 10:29:39 EST Question on Calories Burned Okay so I ride a stationary bike for an hour almost everyday and when I come to put in my info on the fitness tracker it tells me that I have burned 1584 calories. That seems kinda high to me. I weight 309 and I usually go 20+miles in that hour, so maybe its right but I wanted your opinions...HELP! Tue, 23 Dec 2008 16:23:29 EST Hi!!! I'm new and would like to introduce myself Hi My name is Michelle and I'm excited about this website. I'm going to start this challenge after the new year. I'm looking forward to staying in touch with you all. <em>244</em> <em>253</em> Mon, 22 Dec 2008 21:02:01 EST Hello!! Hi! My name is Laura, I am 23 years old and have about 150 pounds to lose. Since I joined on 12/5 I have lost 4 pounds. I have been doing a stationary bike 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes. I've worked my way up to 60 minutes and on my fitness tracker that is about 1000 calories for me & my weight. I love this group idea because I can come on here everyday and write what I did and people wont think I'm bragging! Yay this group! Fri, 12 Dec 2008 13:27:42 EST Hello Hi everyone, <BR> Just found this team and it seems like just what I have been searching for! As of Dec 1 I set my fitness goal to burn 3500 calories per week and also to have a weekly calorie deficit of 7000 - roughly 1000 per day. I noticed that two of your ongoing challenges are based on these two areas. That work out perfectly for me so I hope you have room for another person because am jumping in. I need the accountability! Looking forward to getting to know you guys. Good luck on gettin... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:50:01 EST I'm back I was on this team and then left and I've been going through the teams here and this one just seems to call to me each time I look so I'm back and hopefully will continue to participate. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 09:40:15 EST Hi ..I am new Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Been at Spark since June....joined the team for the challenge. I have been at a stand still with losing!!! Looking forward to it!! Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:55:25 EST Newby here! Hey girls, I like the look of this team, nice and small, with great goals and motivation. I saw it on a friend's page and decided to join in too because I need to get more workouts in and my workouts have been so so lately. Seeing this team on my page will push me to get moving again. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to make the cut here and hope I can burn 3500 a week--a real challenge, but if I want to make my new year's goal I think this is exactly what I need. <BR> <BR> About me, I'm 31, marrie... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 21:10:48 EST Hi, I'm new! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just found this team and I was so excited. Didn't realise you were here during my 3 months to date on Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I was burning 3500 weekly up to last week, and as such have lost 39 pounds in almost 3 months. Will be three months on Nov. 30. If I can lose one pound by then, I'll be able to say I lost 40 pounds in 3 months. <BR> <BR> ANyway, I now have some sort of nerve problem in my left foot, and am on pain killers. I have not lost a pound for the ... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 20:38:36 EST Hello :) Hi, I am new to the team. I am a fitness junkie! I love the treadmill and lifting weights, it is so refreshing and a great stress reliever. <BR> I am 22, and from Ohio....for more info. on me check out my page. <BR> I look forward to making new friends and learning a lot through this team! Thu, 20 Nov 2008 16:36:34 EST Hi, I'm new! Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Anita and I am new to this team. I look forward to burning 3,500 calories a week and having fun! I'm happy to be part of this team because I know we are all determined to reach our goal and together we will make it. <BR> <BR> Cheers! Fri, 14 Nov 2008 08:02:39 EST Help! Reinjured Hamstring I have reinjured my hamstring which annoys me to no end. Based on past experience I'd rate it a "moderate" strain and ultimately know that I need to rest it to let it heal and that the worst thing I could do would be to do more than it's ready for too soon. It's been 4 days and I'm still in the awkward pain stage. Grr... <BR> <BR> That said --- <BR> <BR> Next Friday I will be walking 20 miles followed by another 20 on Saturday and about 16 on Sunday in the San Diego Breast Cancer 3 Day. ... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:45:15 EST Newbie Question I've noticed that several of you are able to include your calories burned on things like weight training or other "non-equipment" cardio. Are you using a website for your calculations or do you have a cool piece of bling that tracks your stats? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing your answers! Tue, 4 Nov 2008 17:26:57 EST New!!! Hey everyone!! My name is Lindsay and I am so excited to start this challenge! <BR> <BR> I have only been averaging about 2000 calories a week, and i think in order to lose the last 5-10 pounds that I have been trying to lose, I need to kick up my calorie burning. <BR> <BR> This is definitely going to be a challenge for me :/ Fri, 24 Oct 2008 22:32:50 EST New Here!!!! 3500 every week sounds like a challenge to me - count me in! Let's see how many week i can burn 3500 calories. Thu, 16 Oct 2008 11:58:56 EST 10 Week Challenge? I was wanting to start a 10-week challenge. The challenge would be to lose 10% of your body fat by the end of 10 weeks. For me, my goal is to lose 15 lbs. I think that we could do updates at the end of each week to see how far we've gotten. <BR> <BR> How does that sound? Is anyone interested? <em>48</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:13:48 EST This looks like fun! Can I play? Hi there, I was searching Spark for calorie deficit and found you guys. Thanks for doing this. Do you mind if I join in? Fri, 10 Oct 2008 21:10:08 EST Hi 3500 every week sounds like a challenge to me - count me in! Mon, 6 Oct 2008 15:21:29 EST Anyone need to rededicate themselves? I know I do, I was doing so well before I got down to 143 lbs and now I am back up to 147 lbs. For some reason I just stopped. But, now I am back. lol. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 14:21:10 EST Hello! Hi- I just saw this spark team on someone's page and decided to join! 3500 calories seems like a lot to burn but that is about a pound of weight, right? Thu, 14 Aug 2008 16:04:05 EST CALORIE DEFICIT Challenge I am doing this challenge in another team. It works! Below is description of how to form your equation. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is the CALORIE DEFICIT Challenge. What is a Calorie Deficit you ask? It is the difference between what you burn and what you eat. In order to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. Every 3,500 calories is equivalent to one pound. So, if you cut back 500 calories a day, you should lose about one pound per week (500 calories per day x 7 days = 3,500 or 1 pound)... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:33:54 EST mini challenge: Not eating out for a week I want to create this challenge for me, because i have a bad habit of eating out. i don't usually go over my calories but fast food isn't good for you. so this is why i am creating the challenge, if anyone wants to join you're welcome to. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2008 13:39:44 EST Question? I have been doing this challenge for 4 weeks now, and i think i am doing great. i always meet my goal for the week and sometimes i even go over. what my question is, is that everytime i weigh myself i weigh between 145-148lbs. So i am not really seeing the scale move. I do, however, know that i have been toning and gaining muscle. That might have something to do with it. I am just curious as to know how everyone is losing 2 lbs a week and i can't seem to lose .5 lb... <BR> <BR> side note: i... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 14:31:57 EST Great Deal on a Heart Rate Monitor - <BR> <BR> This site is wonderful - they only sell one item a day. Today it is a heart rate monitor for only 19.99. They usually sell out, but definitely will switch to another product tomorrow. I have bought things off of this site and they have all been good. <BR> <BR> This seems like a really good deal - and I LOVE my HR monitor. Fri, 8 Aug 2008 10:15:42 EST anyone have a saboteur ? I swear every time I start to lose weight and exercise my husband Brings home nachos and cookies. Or he'll make me a martini after dinner. <BR> HELP!!! Fri, 8 Aug 2008 09:58:08 EST Hey! So I have been a stranger to SparkPeople for a while now and unfortunately my weight loss has . . .umm . . . well . . . STOPPED! So I am looking to get back into the swing of things. I need help and motivation to log on daily and start logging my food and exercise again. <BR> <BR> I love this challenge - it has always been a personal challenge for me and I loved the feeling of accomplishment that I got when I reach or surpassed burning the 3500 calories a week. I want that feeling back - an... Fri, 8 Aug 2008 00:54:41 EST Hello Well, Im trying to lose 40 pounds by next july. I have zero problem doing strength training 7 days a week. Cardio is my problem. Im hoping this will help me get motivated. Right now im so out of shape i can only walk. Im hoping by the end of this i can run 5 miles with no problem. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 13:41:06 EST Hello newbie here Saw this under challenges and thought this is exactly what I need to stay on track and keep me challenged.And keep my head in the game. As soon as I coast I gain it all back. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 10:03:14 EST Hi there, I am new! : ) Hi All, <BR> <BR> Saw this team and thought that it would be a good team to join. Although the goal of 3500 calories is abit testing for me...... Have only been burning 1000 to 2000 plus calories weekly. Will try to work towards it. Sat, 2 Aug 2008 02:08:53 EST Just joined I m in. So glad someone started a team. I have been participating in the challenge for a while now and find it a real motivator. Fri, 1 Aug 2008 13:53:15 EST Weekly Weigh-ins or measurements Post your weigh-ins or measurements each week to show off your progress from burning 3500+ calories. :) <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:52:22 EST Hi! I joined Burn 3500 calories on the challenges board a few days ago. I am soo happy that a team has been created. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if we can start a thread for weigh-ins each week or weekly measurements. I am curious how often "you" lose from burning 3500+ calories weekly. <BR> <BR> I love the idea of this team and hope others will join us! <BR> <BR> Hugs! <BR> Deb <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 16:42:34 EST Hi All! I have been posting on the "BURN 3500 Calories a week - Who's with me?" post for months now. This is great that we are starting a team. <BR> <BR> My name is Stacy and I'm here to burn some calories and get and stay fit. <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:40:31 EST What exercise did you do today?! calories burned?! ran 15 minutes and walked 15 minutes (intervals)= 200 <BR> <BR> cardio at the gym= 400 <BR> <BR> 60mn. bike ride down nature trail= 200 <BR> <BR> housework (yay!) for 2 hours= 200 <BR> <BR> total= 1000! <BR> <BR> <BR> this is just an example. you can also share what some of the most enjoyable activites were for you. it doesn't just have to be a list of activities/calories burned. <BR> <BR> i personally LOVE going for bike rides on this nature trail that runs tthrough our city!! i th... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:54:19 EST Track Daily/Weekly Calories Burned Here This is an example of h ow you can show your progress: <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> <BR> S:500 <BR> M:733 <BR> T:349 <BR> W:1041 <BR> T:269 <BR> F:542 <BR> S: <BR> <BR> calories burned this week: 3434 <BR> cals left to burn: 66 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> so everyday that you can, post a message similar to this and just fill in how many calories you burned today, total this week, and those left to burn. <BR> <BR> I'ts really exciting to see people's progress! Some people actually ... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:48:39 EST