SparkPeople The Weight is Over! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=25160 We are here for everyone! We support, motivate & challenge one another thru all the ups & downs that come with weight loss & maintenance, lifestyle change, & daily life. SparkPeople The Weight is Over! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=25160 June 2014 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x58059829 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Goal- 196 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at anytime until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start losin... Sat, 31 May 2014 11:05:38 EST May 2014 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x57696863 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Goal- 196 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at anytime until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start losing to... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:43:44 EST April 2014 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x57307754 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Goal- 196 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at anytime until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start losing to... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:30:45 EST March 2014 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x57005837 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Goal- 196 lbs Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:18:08 EST Hi !!! I am trying to get back to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x56885773 I debated posting for a few days, but if I don't declare my presence, I thought I wouldn't be accountable. <BR> Today is my official day back to SP but I have been logging in and setting goals and reading articles for a few days already. <BR> I am trying to get back to a healthier lifestyle. My goal is loosing 10% of my weight. I have missed all of this but life happened and time got to be limited. <BR> <BR> Hoping all goes well & goals are reached. It is great to post again... <em>224</... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:49:51 EST What food did you pass on today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x56841850 potato chips Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:47:31 EST February 2014 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x56825803 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:35:25 EST Rejoining Sparks and ready to get back on track. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x56516479 I am back determined to lose the weight and regain my health. I am morbidly obese and would like to lose 233 lbs. Exercise will need to be started slowly as I have CHF and can not do much or will get chest pains. I am doing a gluten free diabetic diet. Plan to walk with Bob Harper indoors (dvd of course). I am 59 and disabled and not liking not being able to work. Hobbies are crochet, knitting, sewing and Bible study. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:34:53 EST December 2013 New Chance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x55823378 Let's make this month a new chance to become healthy and happy. Share your plans and your goals. What does this month hold for you? Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:34:32 EST What is your plan? How's that working? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x55588363 What is your weight loss plan? Are you watching portions, Weight watchers, South Beach, low carb, etc.? Do you exercise regularly? What kind of exercise? What is working for you? What isn't working? Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:37:48 EST November 2013 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x55484418 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:52:02 EST September 2013 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x54746658 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:58:24 EST August 2013 Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x54343290 Let's try an exercise challenge this month. Just record your minutes or your exercise whatever it may be as often (daily, weekly, etc.) as you want. Questions or suggestions would also be fun. How do you get your exercise in? <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:17:36 EST August 2013 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x54343266 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:14:04 EST Marking My One-Month SP Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x54287213 Good morning all! Tuesdays are my weekly weigh-in days but I couldn't resist marking my first 30 days on SP with a mid-week weigh-in and I'm amazed to report that at mid-week I've already lost another 1.8 lbs for a total loss of 11.2 lbs in 30 days!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone enjoys a wonderful weekend. It's downright chilly here this morning in Northern IL (mid-50's) but it is invigorating after the recent heat/humidity wave. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 10:06:18 EST A Beautiful Saturday Morning (Finally!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x54197103 The heat and humidity plaguing so much of the country broke here in No, IL overnight and it is a glorious morning! I've already been outside deadheading flowers and watering the beds (5:30AM) for 30 minutes. I'm off to a 30-minute underwater treadmill session with my trainer at 8:15AM today, after a good breakfast of old-fashioned oatmeal, blueberries and an apple or orange. I'll eat a string cheese when I arrive at the gym before I change for the treadmill tank. <BR> <BR> The break from... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 07:35:23 EST July 2013 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x53945055 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:31:12 EST June 2013 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x53549184 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Fri, 31 May 2013 13:53:16 EST What Is Holding You Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x53162512 What is holding you back from achieving what you want? Is it eating too much or not exercising enough? Or, like me, maybe both? Spell out where the problems are for you and maybe we can help. At least we can share our knowledge and tips or offer suggestions. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:53:06 EST May 2013 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x53162436 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:48:08 EST April 2% Challenge 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x52770145 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:45:10 EST March 2% Challenge 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x52321371 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Thu, 28 Feb 2013 09:09:18 EST hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x51928352 My name is Gillian and I currently live in missouri. A lot of big things are happening to me this year, like am graduating from Missouri State University with a Bachelor in Fine Art and moving back up to my home town of Grand Rapids Michigan. My starting weight is 337 T_T but i'm hoping to get under 300 by the time i move. PS I love cute anime stuff... werid i know XD Fri, 1 Feb 2013 11:53:02 EST February 2% Challenge 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x51914954 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:05:47 EST January 2% Challenge (2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x51411535 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:05:08 EST 2013 Accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x51324304 What would you like to accomplish in 2013? Big or small. They all count. What can we do to help? Tue, 25 Dec 2012 13:10:27 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x51282156 I was a member before forgot my email that I used! I need to get back on track <em>29</em> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:49:55 EST Glad to be here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x51241869 I signed up for spark people yesterday and love the site... makes me feel accountable, and makes me want to eat good and work out so I can report and impress myself... excited to help motivate others Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:35:57 EST December 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x51028512 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:14:50 EST Lose 2% Challenge: November, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x50636752 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:49:21 EST Lose 2% Challenge: October, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x50174304 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:05:24 EST Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x49849649 Did you give in to your excuses today or did you tell the excuses to shut up? Post here what won today and if your excuses won, what excuse did you use and what will you do to not let that excuse win next time? Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:12:26 EST Lose2% Challenge: September, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x49711917 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:04:53 EST Lose 2% Challenge: August, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x49256479 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:00:52 EST Proud of weight loss, struggling to maintain. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x48956964 Hi, everyone! I lost 60 pounds on a national weight loss program. WooHoo! I've been so pround of myself, but the program changed and I have had real difficulty maintaining since it changed. I joined sparkpeople because I DO NOT want to gain 60+ pounds back. I've gained 10 and am very upset with myself and feeling rather lost. I joined the other program because I do believe in making weight loss maintenance and healthy eating a way of life. I am committed to tracking what I eat and my exercise... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:29:12 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x48795715 I'm new to the group just wanted to say hi. My name is Donovan and i currently reside in So Fla Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:40:08 EST Lose 2% Challenge: July, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x48773422 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 09:54:31 EST Lose 2% Challenge: June, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x48310325 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs <BR> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:17:06 EST Hello I am new to this group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x48174155 I really need to lose 50 pounds and need some encouragement!I am having health problems due to my weight!My problem is sweets.I feel like If I can get this weight off ,my health will improve. Mon, 21 May 2012 21:44:36 EST BINGO Challenge: May 2 - 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x47876397 Here's a new card! Click on the link and check out the new BINGO card. This week most of the challenges are the same, but they are in different places. Let me know if you're playing and if you have any trouble viewing the BINGO card! <BR> <BR> I made it black and white so that you can color the squares in as you complete the tasks. <BR> <BR> Don't be afraid to post updates on your card or struggles you are having here! <BR> <BR> <link>i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/golop<BR>tious/SparkPeo... Wed, 2 May 2012 11:37:11 EST Lose 2% Challenge: May 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x47845913 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:41:43 EST BINGO Challenge - April 17-29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x47628738 Ready for more BINGO?? <BR> <BR> Here's a new card! Copy and paste the link (if you just click on it, it shows an error) and check out the new BINGO cards. This week a lot of the challenges are the same, but they are in different places. Let me know if you're playing and if you have any trouble viewing the BINGO card! <BR> <BR> Don't be afraid to post updates on your card or struggles you are having here! <BR> <BR> <link>https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B0Q<BR>_ww_3qVHPY2dVNF9rLW5PMUE </... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:10:39 EST What's Your Biggest Struggle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x47392469 Some people struggle with food, others, like me with exercise. So what's your biggest struggle? <BR> <BR> I'll start. Mine is definitely exercise. I can find a reason not to exercise anytime, any place. And I sit at the computer way too much. <BR> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:22:26 EST BINGO Challenge (April 2-April 16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x47341907 Need a challenge? Try BINGO! I'll be posting a BINGO Card that can be printed. You have two weeks to get a BINGO, or if you want a bigger challenge you can go for a blackout! BINGO cards will change every two weeks, so there will always be new challenges to face! The BINGO card will be released the day before the challenge starts. <BR> <BR> Examples of challenges: 100 pushups, track your food daily, take a fitness class, eat a new fruit/vegetable, etc. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you're intere... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:13:44 EST Food Journaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x47341487 One thing that helps me stay on track is journaling (or posting) my daily foods. I am going to post my foods and occasionally pictures here. I will try to do it most days and would love for people to join me. <BR> <BR> 3/30/12 <BR> B - grapefruit & chia pudding, OatFit, sliced strawberries, blueberries, & flax, 1 tsp almond butter, water & coffee <BR> L - Egg, egg white & chard omlet, Sunflower wheat bread toast <BR> S - pear, 2 olives, peanuts, celery & hummus <BR> D - Mixed greens, gre... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:38:40 EST Food Journaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x47341479 One thing that helps me stay on track is journaling (or posting) my daily foods. I am going to post my foods and occasionally pictures here. I will try to do it most days and would love for people to join me. <BR> <BR> 3/30/12 <BR> B - grapefruit & chia pudding, OatFit, sliced strawberries, blueberries, & flax, 1 tsp almond butter, water & coffee <BR> L - to come <BR> S - to come <BR> D - to come Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:38:03 EST Lose 2% Challenge: April 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x47339483 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:26:15 EST Possible challange for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x47060324 So I stole this workout from a magazine and I was wondering if anyone would be up for doing this in April. If there are enough people I think we should do it otherwise Sally will come up with a different challenge. If some of the exercises are too difficult I believe they can be modified in some way. Please let us know :) <BR> <BR> ULTIMATE WEIGHT LOSS WORKOUT (apparntly) <BR> <BR> During each workout you will burn 182 Calories. You are supposed to do each work out consecutively and then ta... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:48:47 EST Just want to say Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x46930570 Morning fellow healthy peeps. I'm so excited to join this group. I know this weight loss thing is a slow and sometimes frustrating journey. I know we can do great things together and help when the going gets tough. So "howdy" to ya'll. Hope to make some good "healthy" buddies! Tue, 6 Mar 2012 08:14:09 EST Lose 2% Challenge: March 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x46834039 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:25:54 EST CHALLENGE: MARCH 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x46707050 March 1 - March 7 ~ 100 pushups (regular, modified, or wall) <BR> <BR> March 8 - March 14 ~ 100 crunches or dumbbell side bends <BR> <BR> March 15 - March 21 ~ 100 standing abduction or squats <BR> <BR> March 22 - March 28 ~ 100 crunches or dumbbell side bends <BR> <BR> March 29 - March 31 ~ 100 minutes of cardio (you only have 3 days to get this in so work it) <BR> <BR> You can do the exercise of the week in one day or you can break it up throughout the week. Have fun! <BR> <em>334<... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 07:04:02 EST Share your favorite healthy recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x46642653 We all like to try new healthy recipes, if you have a favorite post it or a link to it here. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 08:49:10 EST Hi, I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x46625691 Hi everyone, I'm new to this and quite looking forward to having some support through all of this!!! Look forward to hearing your advice :) <BR> Sarah Fri, 17 Feb 2012 02:33:08 EST NUTRITION CHALLENGE: FEBRUARY 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x46356417 Each week this month try out a new SparkRecipe. <BR> <BR> Tell us what you made and whether you liked it or not. <BR> <BR> I'm always looking for new healthy recipes. I hope you are too. <em>4</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:35:52 EST LAST MAN STANDING CHALLENGE RULES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x46356360 This is how the challenge works: To be put on a team go to the thread LAST MAN STANDING challenge under general discussions and ask to be put on a team, than each Saturday weigh in, if you lose or stay the same you're still in your group, if you gain than you're out of the group but if you want to continue playing just ask to be put in a new group. <BR> <BR> Think of this as an elimination tournament. <BR> <BR> Every group number represents a different start date.ex. all who are in group 4 ... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:33:26 EST LAST MAN STANDING CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x46356303 As of 2/1/12: <BR> <BR> Group #3: <BR> NEWNAC304 <BR> KOPSBABY <BR> GNABNSHAPE <BR> NURSEDIVA <BR> LUXITTA <BR> HDEMARS <BR> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:31:12 EST February 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x46347607 A brand new day! A brand new month! Please join me for the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:24:28 EST Back after three years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x46295651 Hi, I'm new to this group and am hoping that the challenges will help keep me motivated. :) <BR> <BR> My name is Heather, I'm a mother of two beautiful children (ages 4 and 9) and I live near Spokane, WA. My husband is going back to school right now, so life is stressful and the temptation to curl into a ball with some chocolate is sometimes overwhelming. So, I'm trying to reduce the stress in a slightly more healthy way instead. :) If you want to know more, I just posted a more in dept... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:41:18 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE: FEBRUARY 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x46265231 This month we're going to do the Spark Daily Exercise every day. <BR> <BR> Sometimes they have an exercise that you need gym equipment for, on those days re-do one from the ones we've already done or choose your own. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to post what you've done and how many. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:40:48 EST EXERCISE/ NUTRITION CHALLENGE: JANUARY 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45776477 Sorry I'm late with this challenge. <BR> <BR> This month we are going to challenge ourselves...pick a goal that you want to achieve and post here daily and let us know how you're doing. <BR> -------- <BR> Goal #1: I traded my elliptical, that I wasn't using, for a stationary bike. I plan to ride that bike everyday this month for at least 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Goal #2: I am going to add a fruit and/or vege with each meal I eat. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:55:53 EST Developing New Healthy Habits - No TV Eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x45764780 I am painfully aware that one of my biggest pitfalls is mindless eating. The very biggest sin that I commit in this area is eating in front of the television. I am determined to get rid of that nasty habit because I am convinced that it single-handedly causes my backsliding most of the time. I believe that if I can break that habit and create a new, healthy habit of having nothing but perhaps a cup of tea or a diet soda (on occasion) while watching tv, I will be making a huge step forward ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 08:35:52 EST Hi Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x45764410 I'd like to start by saying how sorry I am that I abandoned everyone right at Holiday time when everyone needs an extra push. <BR> <BR> My brother is a drug addicted loser (48 years old). He's pretty much always been and has taken advantage of my sister and me for as long as I can remember. Well, now he's gone after my mother, who we found out mid-December, has over the previous few months given him her entire retirement and if that's not enough, he's now working on getting her kicked out ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 08:16:03 EST January 1, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45743856 A brand new day! A brand new month! A brand new year! <BR> <BR> Please join me for the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up! <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Starting weight - 200 lbs <BR> 2% - 4 lbs Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:31:19 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE: December 2011 ----Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45494168 For those of you that have not played before I am going to go into as much detail as possible, and still make it simple. If you have any questions, just ask. <BR> <BR> YAHTZEE is a dice game and you need 5 dice to play. You get three rolls and hold the dice that you want to keep. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> Roll 1- 2 4 3 2 4 <BR> You decide to keep the 2's and 4's so... <BR> Roll 2- you roll the die that was a 3 and get a 6 <BR> You decide to roll again (you don't have to if you are h... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 09:16:35 EST December 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45314323 Setting goals is a GOOD thing. But sometimes we set unrealistic goals and quickly become discouraged. I find that setting a small goal is more attainable and keeps me working toward the bigger picture of health. This challenge works for me and is not so overwhelming. Please join me for the 2% challenge by following posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. I will sign in with my weight in the morning. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of tha... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 23:04:35 EST Keys That Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x45304141 This morning this Spark article make sense to me and I plan to incorporate her (Nancy Howard) keys into my life. They are common sense keys and things we hear all the time, but today it worked for me. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=coa<BR>ch_nancys_6_keys_to_weight_loss_mainte<BR>nance </link> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:18:49 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE: December 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45154289 I have a fun challenge for the beginning of December. It's Bingo and we'll play it until we have three winners and then we'll think of something for the remainder of the month...possibly Yahtzee. <BR> <BR> I need everyone to make a bingo card and have it ready by the end of November. Just get a piece of paper and make a 25 square grid (5X5). Don't fill in the squares we'll do that in about a week. <BR> <BR> Please post here once you've made your grid and keep it handy. I'm excited ab... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 11:24:19 EST Hi everyone I'm new to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x45114206 My name is David and I am 26 years old and I have been heavy set all my life, I lose weight than I will stop working out and then gain it back. So I decided to do this spark. I'm on day 2 and I have been monitoring my calories and exercising at least 4x a week, mostly cardio. <BR> I will do this and change my lifestyle for 90 days.....wish me look ... <BR> I'm 5'11 and weight 250 . I want to lose about 30 pounds realistically. Give me advice and comments...thanks... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:14:32 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE: November 14 - 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45047512 Let's try something else for the rest of November...Everyone do at least 15 minutes of exercise for each day of the rest of this month. Any exercise. Just do it for 15 minutes. Don't forget to tell us what it was. <BR> <BR> Ex: 11/14: 20 minute walk <BR> <BR> Everyone who reaches the 15 minute per day goal will get a SparkGoodie! <BR> <BR> Here's a template to copy & paste: <BR> 11/14: <BR> 11/15: <BR> 11/16: <BR> 11/17: <BR> 11/18: <BR> 11/19: <BR> 11/20: <BR> 11/21: <BR> 11/22: <BR> 1... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:42:16 EST CHALLENGE: November 14 - 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x45047414 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> <em>210</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> This is going to be a "freggie" challenge. Eat at least 3 fruits and/or vegetables each day for the remainder of this month. <BR> <BR> Tell us what they were. Ex: 11/14: 3 (raspberry, banana, green beans) <BR> <BR> Everyone who finishes this challenge will receive a SparkGoodie! <BR> <BR> Here's an easy template to copy & paste: <BR> 11/14: <BR> 11/15: <BR> 11/16: <BR> 11/17: <BR> 11/18: <BR> 11/19... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:33:39 EST Today I am thankful for........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x45004433 What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my husband and my family for all the support they have given me during my journey to lose weight and get healthy. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:34:14 EST What one small change had made a huge difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x45004366 What is one small change that you have made that has made a huge difference in your journey to losing weight? Wed, 9 Nov 2011 20:30:09 EST Monday Mini-Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44961352 Drink at least 8 (8 ounce) glasses of water today <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> & NO soda pop <em>262</em> <em>227</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 10:08:32 EST I'm new new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x44944155 Hello, <BR> I can't remember if I introduced myself...looking forward to connecting with you all and making my life the best it can be in all areas! Sun, 6 Nov 2011 08:49:44 EST Hi my name is Karen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x44900400 Happy Thursday Everyone!!!. Glad to be a part of this team!. Looking forward to a great experience! <BR> <BR> Have a Fantabulous Day! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:25:48 EST Monday, October 31 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x44844172 Every Monday morning (or Sunday night) I would love it if a team member would post a challenge...just a little something for us to get back in the groove after the weekend. <BR> <BR> This Monday let's get 30 wall pushups done! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 06:29:57 EST NEW LEADERSHIP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44819513 This team is absolutely the best! What great members we have! <BR> <BR> 4 wonderful people have now stepped up and volunteered to lead this team: <BR> <BR> Sally (GNABNSHAPE) <BR> Earnie (MAUITN) <BR> Stephanie (SHOLMES313) <BR> Jessica (GOLOPTIOUS) <BR> <BR> Sally had already been added to the leader's roster after Dedrie left us. This morning Cheryl stepped down and Earnie filled her spot. I have now removed my name and invited Stephanie to add hers. I'm sure that Janet will do the s... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:35:58 EST PLEASE GO TO THE "NEW YOU" FORUM FOR THIS THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44817250 I would like to be in. <BR> <BR> My weight this morning was 267.6 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:56:07 EST LAST MAN STANDING CHALLENGE RULES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44817201 <BR> This is how the challenge works: To be put on a team go to the thread LAST MAN STANDING challenge under general discussions and ask to be put on a team, than each Saturday weigh in, if you lose or stay the same you're still in your group, if you gain than you're out of the group but if you want to continue playing just ask to be put in a new group. <BR> <BR> Think of this as an elimination tournament. <BR> <BR> Every group number represents a different start date.ex. all who are in ... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:52:38 EST EXERCISE CHALLENGE: NOVEMBER 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44817086 For this challenge you are going to need to find a set of stairs to climb. You can use regular stairs, an aerobic step or a stairclimber. <BR> <BR> If you don't have access to stairs of any kind you may use your pedometers but we'll be expecting to see incredible results. <BR> <BR> We are going to climb. Pick as many buildings and/or mountains you want to climb and go for it. I'm actually going to try to do them all. . . we have a month . . . I think we can do it or come darn close to it.... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:45:28 EST LOSE 2% CHALLENGE: November 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44816964 SW 267.6 <BR> CW 267.6 <BR> 2% = 5.4 <BR> GW 262.2 <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 08:33:48 EST Supporting the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44675563 As you all know, Cheryl, Janet and I are ready to step down from our role as team leaders. At this point no one has come forward to offer to take over. I am wondering if there is another way to keep the team going. Maybe, people could volunteer to run a certain challenge or to welcome new members, etc. for a month or two at a time. Just a thought. <BR> <BR> Please share your thoughts and ideas here. We really want to find a way to make this work for everyone. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 06:36:12 EST BLUE TEAM -- BL Challenge -- October, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44533247 Here is a place where the BLUE TEAM <em>463</em> can connect! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:04:13 EST Exercise Challenge - October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44463090 The last few months haven't drawn very many interested in the exercise challenges. September only had 2 people complete the challenge (and I was one of them.) I mentioned in the September challenge that I would be willing to change things up a bit and just reward everyone for consistently reporting results, even if there were only a couple of people interested. <BR> <BR> So here's how things will work. I'll post reminders on Fridays and one or two days before the end of the month to encour... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 17:54:51 EST RED TEAM - BL Challenge - October 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44453053 Hello REDS! Let's ROCK October! Post anything here you like. Remember, we are all here to support one another and cheer each other on! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 06:55:08 EST LOSE 2% CHALLENGE - October, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44367793 We all set some big goals for ourselves. Sometimes the goals are so ambitious that we become discouraged when we realize that we will not reach them by the date we have chosen, and we then give up. I suggest that you keep reaching for the stars, but also have a reasonable goal that when reached can make you proud. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% loss... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:59:23 EST WHAT IS STOPPING YOU? (Oct.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44367770 I know that my biggest stumbling block is myself. I get in my own way. Why is it that sometimes I can be so motivated, making great strides and feeling on top of the world and then other times I can't find the motivation to do the things that I know are right for me? <BR> <BR> You do this, too. I see it here all the time. One month you are flying high and the next you are struggling. <BR> <BR> We tend to share, share, share when we are feeling great and then hide away when we are struggling... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:58:02 EST Describe How You Feel Today With an Emoticon - Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44367752 Hope you are feeling <em>250</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:56:51 EST Let's Chat - October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x44367738 Here is a new thread for a new month! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:56:02 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - October, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x44350302 Fall is here and it is time to dig deep and lose that weight. The summer vacations and picnics are over and before we know it Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve will be here. Let's get ready to ring in a new year with a brand new body and mind. We have three months to make a big change. Who is ready to begin with a loss in October? <BR> <BR> <BR> BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - October, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winn... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:27:55 EST BLUE TEAM -- BL Challenge -- September, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43970286 The BLUE TEAM needs a place to connect and support one another so I am going to start this thread to provide that for you. <BR> <BR> No one has to officially step up and say that they will lead the team, but PLEASE,PLEASE, PLEASE post here, work to connect with one another and contact any members who disappear. That is all you really need to do to support one another. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Jen <em>220</em> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 07:45:11 EST Biggest Loser September - RED TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43935000 Hey Fellow Red Teamers!!! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> A New Month, A New Challenge, and New Motivation to DRIVE FORWARD with our weight loss!!! <BR> <em>194</em> <em>341</em> <em>326</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> I don't know about you guys, but September for me has so far brought bad weather, new stresses, and uncertainty of future happenings. <BR> <em>27</em> <BR> This may look to some people like the time to give up or move focus completely to other pressing aspects of life... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:51:44 EST Let's Chat - September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x43888777 Here it is ---- A September thread! Sat, 3 Sep 2011 19:43:42 EST What healthy habits did you practice today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x43826125 What did you do today to further your healthy lifestyle. Did you track your food, drink 8 glasses of water, pass on those brownies at work, take a walk instead of watching that tv show, go to bed a little early in order to get a good night's sleep? We all know what choices we should be making each day in order to establish healthy habits that will last the rest of our lives. <BR> <BR> Share what you did today! <em>292</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:44:21 EST DO NOT GIVE UP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x43826061 I wrote the following information a year and a half ago. I found it this morning and realized how appropriate it is for me once again. I know that many of you are struggling right now and hoped that it might provide you with some inspiration: <BR> <BR> This month has been a tough one for me. I felt overwhelmed with life and wanted to lie down on the couch and eat my troubles away. In fact, I did that for a little while and quickly gained 5 pounds. Instead of letting that slip turn into a fre... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:40:05 EST Why do you want to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x43826033 You want to lose weight. You may have dozens of reasons and they may change daily, but unless you stay focused on your purpose, you may find yourself slipping back into complacency. Take a minute each day to reflect on WHY you want this and share it here. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <em>193</em> <em>336</em> <em>193</em> <em>346</em> <em>193</em> <em>202</em> <em>193</em> <em>170</em> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:37:45 EST LOSE 2% CHALLENGE - September, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43825926 We all set some big goals for ourselves. Sometimes the goals are so ambitious that we become discouraged when we realize that we will not reach them by the date we have chosen, and we then give up. I suggest that you keep reaching for the stars, but also have a reasonable goal that when reached can make you proud. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% loss... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 07:29:39 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - September, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43825580 Fall is right around the corner and it is time to dig deep and lose that weight. The summer vacations and picnics are nearly over and before we know it Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve will be here. Let's get ready to ring in a new year with a brand new body and mind. We have four months to make a big change. Who is ready to begin with a loss in September? <BR> <BR> <BR> BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - September, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two tea... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 06:59:48 EST Hi my name is Autumn & I'm new to spark page... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x43824748 Hi everyone. I'm new to sparkpage. I'm going to be 23 tomorrow. I want to really lose this weight to get healthy but also for my 9 in a half month old son.I want to be around to watch him grow up. Plus, I plan on getting married next year. So for me to lose this weight is a big deal and a must. The only issue I'm facing is procrastination. I'm having a hard time trying to motivate myself to lose the weight. So I'm looking for some friends who wouldn't mind being here to help keep me motivated... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 04:21:21 EST Exercise Challenge - September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43792366 September is always such a hard month. The end of summer and start of school, and a season change can make it pass quickly. But we still need to keep on moving and take care of ourselves. Why not keep track by joining our exercise challenge? <BR> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:42:02 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x43499116 My name is Paul, I am from Conn. and have restarted this great program. <BR> Hoping for collaboration and support. <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Paul Fri, 12 Aug 2011 08:22:05 EST BLUE TEAM BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE AUGUST 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43416598 Hi Blue Team!! <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Let's kick this challenge off with a bit of information about each other. Please share the following: <BR> 1. Current weight and weight goal for the August BLC (remember it's already August 7th so calculate using 3 weeks vs. 4). <BR> 2. Your name and some personal information-what do you do, are you married, do you have children, how old are you, etc. (share whatever info you'd like to share). <BR> 3. Daily/weekly exercise and food goals for th... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 15:48:35 EST Exercise Challenge - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43370882 We've almost made it through the hottest parts of the summer, making any exercise program a challenge. But we've still gotta keep moving, and what better way to stay motivated and on track than to challenge yourself? <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>311</em> <em>67</em> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:27:32 EST Let's Chat - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x43343015 I guess I will begin a new thread since Dedrie hasn't bee able to do it yet. I always hate doing this as I know she was the one to begin this for us. Sorry, Dedrie! <BR> <BR> Let's make August something special! <em>244</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 07:39:08 EST WHAT IS STOPPING YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x43324500 I know that my biggest stumbling block is myself. I get in my own way. Why is it that sometimes I can be so motivated, making great strides and feeling on top of the world and then other times I can't find the motivation to do the things that I know are right for me? <BR> <BR> You do this, too. I see it here all the time. One month you are flying high and the next you are struggling. <BR> <BR> We tend to share, share, share when we are feeling great and then hide away when we are strug... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:09:01 EST LOSE 2% CHALLENGE - August, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43324305 We all set some big goals for ourselves. Sometimes the goals are so ambitious that we become discouraged when we realize that we will not reach them by the date we have chosen, and we then give up. I suggest that you keep reaching for the stars, but also have a reasonable goal that when reached can make you proud. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% loss... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:01:09 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - August, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x43324268 I am offering this challenge to anyone who wants it. Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - August, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Report your weight on the Biggest Loser Challenge - August, 2011 anytime between now and August 5. <BR> <BR> 2. The other weigh-ins will occur each Wednesday. Th... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 08:59:46 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge July 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42872409 Hey Red Team! <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't know me yet, I'm Jessica. I'm super-excited for July. There are so many ways to burn a few more calories - swimming, biking, hiking, running, walking, etc. We can do this challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:35:26 EST BLUE TEAM - BLC JULY 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42857381 Hello Everyone! I'm Kristina and have volunteered to team lead us through this month's challenge. This is where we will come to post our weekly weigh-in, provide support and encouragement to one another and show our team spirit! Challenges are not always easy but I admire each and every one of you for taking this one on. Let's keep in touch and make sure to post how we are coming along. Whether we are struggling or progressing it's all movement just the same. Let's have some fun while we... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 16:12:51 EST Exercise Challenge - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42840350 Overindulged over the July 4th holiday? We're starting up another exercise challenge to help you keep your workouts in tune. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individuals - not teams. <BR> 2. You'll log your... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 19:34:40 EST Let's Chat - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x42759698 Since Dedrie is on vacation, I will start a new thread for us. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone a fabulous month of July! Sat, 2 Jul 2011 07:20:55 EST LOSE 2% CHALLENGE - July, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42724548 We all set some big goals for ourselves. Sometimes the goals are so ambitious that we become discouraged when we realize that we will not reach them by the date we have chosen, and we then give up. I suggest that you keep reaching for the stars, but also have a reasonable goal that when reached can make you proud. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% loss... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:25:43 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - July, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42724517 I am offering this challenge to anyone who wants it. Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - July, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Report your weight on the Biggest Loser Challenge - June, 2011 anytime between now and July 3. <BR> <BR> 2. The other weigh-ins will occur each Sunday. There will ... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:24:17 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x42639225 <em>4</em> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 21:52:36 EST I'm in :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x42626784 Hi everyone! This group seems very encouraging... I'm still pretty new to all this spark people stuff, but I'm enjoying it so far. I hope you all have a tremendous weekend! <em>244</em> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 01:36:11 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x42310969 My weight has been yo-yoing for the past year and I have reached my "maximum density" once again. I'm hoping this team can help me with the support and encouragement I need to succeed. Best of luck to all of you! <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> Dee <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 12:18:01 EST BLUE TEAM Biggest Loser Challenge June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42281224 Blue team thread for June's challenge. Let's get losing! Go blue team! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 00:21:17 EST RED TEAM Biggest Loser Challenge June 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42274562 <em>215</em> Hi, RED TEAM! <BR> <BR> I'm very, very excited about June, and I hope you are too! I think there are a lot of reasons to believe June will be a healthy and productive month for us. <BR> <BR> Here are some things to look forward to: <BR> - Sunny weather that actually makes us want to get outside and "play" <BR> - The chance to burn some calories doing yard work, gardening, walking the dogs, running after your kids, etc. <BR> - Seasonal fruits and veggies that are at their peak... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:48:25 EST Today, in order to help reach my goals, I ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x42263366 So you have set some goals. You worked on them. You made some progress. Maybe you even made great progress, but you haven't achieved them yet. <BR> <BR> Whatever is blocking that progress is controlled by you. The key to reaching them is within you. It is all there, inside your mind. Your destiny resides squarely in your own hands. <BR> <BR> You want it NOW, even though you know that it takes time. YOU CAN DO THIS! IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND COMMITMENT. Stop being your own ... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:04:07 EST I WILL ACHIEVE MY GOALS because...... ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x42263293 So you have set some goals. You worked on them. You made some progress. Maybe you even made great progress, but you haven't achieved them yet. <BR> <BR> Whatever is blocking that progress is controlled by you. The key to reaching them is within you. It is all there, inside your mind. Your destiny resides squarely in your own hands. <BR> <BR> You want it NOW, even though you know that it takes time. YOU CAN DO THIS! IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME AND COMMITMENT. Stop being your own ... Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:00:27 EST Biggest Loser Challenge -June, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42178448 I am offering this challenge to anyone who wants it. Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - June, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Report your weight on the Biggest Loser Challenge - June, 2011 anytime between now and June 4. <BR> <BR> 2. The other weigh-ins will occur each Thursday. There wil... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 20:36:02 EST LOSE 2% Challenge - June, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42146202 We all set some big goals for ourselves. Sometimes the goals are so ambitious that we become discouraged when we realize that we will not reach them by the date we have chosen, and we then give up. I suggest that you keep reaching for the stars, but also have a reasonable goal that when reached can make you proud. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% loss... Tue, 31 May 2011 13:23:25 EST Exercise Challenge - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x42123041 Are you interested in kick-starting your exercise program again for the summer? We're starting up another exercise challenge to help you keep your workouts in tune. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individu... Mon, 30 May 2011 11:02:52 EST BLUE TEAM Biggest Loser Challenge May 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x41653829 Hey BLUE Team members! <BR> <BR> We're going to have an AWESOME May. <BR> <BR> Where are you in your journey? What do you want to achieve this month? <BR> <BR> I've been in a rut myself for the past 2 months and only lost 4 pounds (ugh). I have about 35 to go for my total goal (down 87). I plan to lose at least 5 pounds this month. <BR> <BR> Let's share our goals for the month....now how about you??? Let's rally around each other and see some AMAZING successes this month! I'm ready.... Thu, 5 May 2011 21:30:53 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge: May 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x41645040 Hello, Red Team!! <BR> <BR> I'm very excited for this challenge! I haven't been a member of SP for very long, but everyone here is so motivated and helpful. I love the idea of this challenge because it pushes us to do our best and to get even closer to our goals. <BR> <BR> Since I'm new, I thought it would be great to get to know our team so that we all know the best way to encourage and support each other, so introduce yourself and let us know what kind of support you need. <BR> <BR> My ... Thu, 5 May 2011 12:48:35 EST Motivational Quotes For May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x41553182 "I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret." <BR> <BR> ~ Anthony Robbins <BR> Sun, 1 May 2011 14:07:57 EST LOSE 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x41549266 We all set some big goals for ourselves. Sometimes the goals are so ambitious that we become discouraged when we realize that we will not reach them by the date we have chosen and we give up. I suggest that you keep reaching for the stars, but also have a fallback goal that can be fairly easily reached. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. That may seem small but those 2% losses add up,... Sun, 1 May 2011 10:51:55 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - May, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x41535642 I am offering this challenge to anyone who wants it. Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - May, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Report your weight on the Biggest Loser Challenge - May, 2011 anytime between now and May 3. <BR> <BR> 2. The other weigh-ins will occur each Tuesday. There will be... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 16:34:50 EST Hi Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x41519527 I've been a member of SP for almost a month and so far so good! I joined the team for support and advice :) Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:52:37 EST Describe how you feel today with an emoticon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x41189691 I saw this in another forum and thought it looked like fun! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:38:50 EST HELLO ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x41181141 Hello everyone my name is Amber I am a 28 yr old mother of 3. I am trying to lose my last 24/25 lbs to get to my goal from when I started on here. I need some motivation to keep from snacking on chocolate because thats why I haven't moved again and stayin same weight even though I was alot heavier when I started. What can I buy to snack on alot of w/o any worries? Does anyone out there have any ideas? Please help <em>4</em> <em>24</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:42:34 EST BLUE TEAM -- BL Challenge -- April, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x41089317 Hi BLUE TEAM! Here is a place where we can connect with one another and provide team support. <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <em>463</em> <BR> <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> (ROSALITA323) <BR> Dedrie (DTONEY76) <BR> Denise (MYDECROSE30) <BR> (SWEETPOTATO19) <BR> Jen (WATOGA17) <BR> Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:39:08 EST RED TEAM....Biggest losser challenge ....April 201 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x41088716 Hi Team <em>26</em> <BR> <em>235</em> one & all. <BR> Our team members are.... <BR> Clara (CLARABRUNNING) <BR> Heidi (RARIN2GO) <BR> (HONEY75) <BR> Angie (SHORTYROCK1) <BR> Kulsum (KLSMSD) <BR> (PEACEPIPE11) <BR> I believe in all of us. We can do it this time. This is our fight against our unhealthy & lazy(at-least for me)side. Obviously we too have the right to get rid of our unhealthy & unfit self's & live a life filled with good health, fitness. <BR> One must begin to think of oneself ... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 06:53:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x41059948 My name is Sumana and I joined Spark people recently.. My current goal is to lose weight.. :) I am glad to see so many of u motivating each other and working towards the same goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. It makes me feel I am not alone and there are people out their who can appreciate my efforts. I have to lose around 40 lbs to reach the ideal weight. I weight 185 lbs now. I have an apple shaped body and I have always been plump from childhood. [I just turned 25!] I am married and h... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:54:32 EST Motivational Quotes For April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x40949282 "The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary." <BR> <BR> -- Thomas Edison Fri, 1 Apr 2011 22:16:03 EST Biggest Loser Challenge - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x40939457 I am offering this challenge to anyone who wants it. Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - April, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Report your weight on the Biggest Loser Challenge - April, 2011 anytime between now and April 4. <BR> <BR> 2. The other weigh-ins will occur each Saturday. There... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:17:26 EST late night snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x40879639 I have a huge problem with eating at night! I just cant go to sleep hungry and I try so hard to not eat at night, then by the time I get in bed I am so hungry that I end up eating RIGHT before going to sleep which I know is terrible! Any advice? Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:53:58 EST "cheat" days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x40824633 So, I have heard from so many people that it is very helpful to have a cheat day once a week in order to prevent binging and cheating throughout the week. I understand this idea, but it seems to me that I either put too much weight on this cheat day and spend the day planning on how I can get whatever food I feel that I may crave during the week, basically binging, or I cheat on that day and it ups my cravings for unhealthy foods for the next three days. I still always feel guilty after a c... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:45:44 EST Hey.. I'm new, but not to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x40763289 Hey, I am new to this group but I have been using spark people on and off for a year or so I think, but I never stick with it for more than a week. Same thing with weight loss it seems. I am very good and getting things started, and I feel like I know what to do, I just don't stick with it. Any advice? also, I get super busy in the afternoon and dont get back on here to enter foods eaten and things, is there a mobile app that anyone knows about?? <BR> <BR> Today I have decided to get ba... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:32:44 EST BLUE Team BL Challenge..... March 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x40363590 Hi Team.... <BR> <BR> Welcome here... <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> In this month of March lets make the target of staying healthy....!!! <BR> Staying healthy includes weight loss, good & healthy choices regarding eating & exercises.. <BR> <BR> "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up."-Vince Lombardi <BR> <BR> You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be...... keep you goal & your priorities always in front of you..... Don't let yourself get ... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 22:37:06 EST RED Team Biggest Loser Challenge - MARCH 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x40355626 Greetings RED team! <BR> <BR> March is going to be a great month. I'm excited to lead our RED team to victory! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> March is already off to a good start for me. <BR> <BR> *turned 32 on Tuesday and ran 4 miles that day (I'm in the best shape of my life!) <BR> *Thursday I was offered a GREAT job that cuts my commute from almost an hour to just 25 mins <BR> *hit ONEderland today! woohoo! <BR> <BR> Let's make sure this month isn't just about weight loss as... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 15:01:28 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE --------- ---March, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x40249282 I am offering this challenge to anyone who wants it. I suspect that many people need a break/ change and would like to sit out or try something new. That is fine with me, but I want to be sure to offer it to those who might want to do it. Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - March, 2011 <BR> <BR> There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 08:48:44 EST Exercise Challenge - May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x40241330 We're back for another challenge in March and hopefully this will be your lucky charm for getting yourself to exercise. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individuals - not teams. <BR> 2. You'll log your exe... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:03:03 EST Today I overcame my urge to eat unwisely by______. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x40221470 The cravings hit you hard at that usual time of day or when you least expected it. The EASY thing to do is to go to the cupboard/refrigerator and eat away. BUT it is really easy? <BR> <BR> Is it EASY to deal with the feelings of guilt and inadequacy that come later? <BR> <BR> Is it EASY to find something great to wear in larger sizes for that really special occasion? <BR> <BR> Is it EASY to step on the scales and see the results of succumbing to your cravings? <BR> <BR> We all know ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:53:36 EST Did you MOVE today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x40221304 You KNOW that you have to MOVE IT for so many reasons: <BR> <BR> No matter what your size or shape, being active: <BR> <BR> * Makes you feel better. <BR> * Helps you fall asleep and sleep well. <BR> * Gives you more energy. <BR> * Helps you think better and faster. <BR> * Helps you handle stress. <BR> * Makes you healthier. <BR> * Helps you live longer. <BR> <BR> Your heart will thank you <BR> <BR> The more active you are, the better your heart works. You're le... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:43:57 EST DO NOT GIVE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x40221130 I wrote the following information one year ago. I found it this morning and realized how appropriate it is for me once again. I know that many of you are struggling right now and hoped that it might provide you with some inspiration: <BR> <BR> This month has been a tough one for me. I felt overwhelmed with life and wanted to lie down on the couch and eat my troubles away. In fact, I did that for a little while and quickly gained 5 pounds. Instead of letting that slip turn into a free... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:34:29 EST WEEKLY ON-POINT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x40179902 Are you "on point" with your plan? Are you struggling with even the basics? Are you seeing no movement on the scale? Let's try getting back to basics together, and instead of looking out over a month to see progress, let's look at our daily and weekly progress. <BR> <BR> I have set up a point system for behaviors that are taught here at SP; i.e. tracking food, getting exercise and sleep, etc. You get one point for each thing you do, with a total of 20 points possible each day and 140 pos... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:48:28 EST JOINED SP.COM 2DAY! THIS IS MY 1ST OFFICIAL TEAM!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x40157250 I don't have much to say this time other than I am glad to just be alive, to have decided to make a lifestyle change, and FINALLY ADDRESS my weight gain AND loss issues. <BR> <BR> I want to become more active on this site and within this forum, please bare with me. And, please keep me in mind, as well. I need it. Thanks, <BR> Bryant <BR> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 03:23:17 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x39889218 Im here to get some motivation to lose weight I have been on a diet since Jan 3, 2011 and I have only lost 7lbs. This is not my first try at losing weight it has been a battle for me since I got married. I joined sparkpeople so I could get people to help encourage me to keep on trying and to not give up. So far I have enjoyed reading sucess stories and blogs. Im new so Im learning all the different things to do on here. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:10:59 EST My first SparkTeam post EVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x39877458 My name is Lindsay, I have just started exploring SP a week ago or so. I am so excited to get off to the positive start I need. I am so happy to have found a healthy community to keep me motivated. I am so excited to see how the hard work in my first week has paid off. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 19:12:11 EST RED team....Biggest Loser Challenge FEBRUARY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x39782158 <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>26</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>26</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> We finished January as winners, let's keep our momentum going and fight the good fight for health and fitness! To the best us we can be!!! Let's go RED team!! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>26</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>26</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <em>26</em> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 15:02:44 EST What is your goal for TODAY?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x39652982 Come here each morning to commit to what you will do for yourself today! Thu, 3 Feb 2011 06:13:21 EST THE NEW ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x39651015 HELLO MY NAME IS PATRICIA JUST JOINED THE CLUB AND I WANTED TO THANK EVERYONE WHO WELCOMED ME AND GLAD TO GET FRIENDS AND INTERACT WITH ALL OF YOU WITH ENCOURAGEMENT Thu, 3 Feb 2011 00:25:49 EST 2nd floor apt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x39650285 I think I need some advice! I live in a second floor apartment and when I'm not able to make it to the gym I would like to do my dvds I have at home and some other exercises that aren't too loud for the people downstairs. But at the same time I want a good workout that that makes me sweat..a well worth workout I guess is what I'm looking for. Does anybody have any advice or ideas on what effective work outs I could do, considering I'm on the 2nd floor apt??? Thank you! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 23:36:03 EST Motivational Quotes For March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x39620357 "First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." <BR> <BR> Rob Gilbert Tue, 1 Feb 2011 21:37:54 EST Biggest Loser Blue Team February 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x39611362 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> wishing you all the best during the month of February. <BR> May the challenge give you motivation and may each and everyone of us work hard towards inspiring our team mates. <BR> <BR> “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:23:18 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE ---------- -February, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x39599267 Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - February, 2011 <BR> <BR> We are having a Biggest Loser Challenge to keep this year going right! There will be two teams with a captain for each team. We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> We would love to have you join us! <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Report your weight on the Biggest Loser Challenge - February, 2011 anytime between now and February 4. <BR> <BR> 2. The other... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:13:15 EST Let's Chat June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x39597329 WOW, did January go by as fast for you? Does this mean 2011 is going to fly by? I hope not. <em>235</em> to Febraury Sparkers! Let's chat, have fun and lose some weight together. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>9</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:18:33 EST February's Daily Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x39592026 OK Ladies, let's get involved. We need help to keep this daily challenge going. Anyone can jump in at anytime to post a challenge for the next day. <BR> <BR> Tuesday's challenge: Try a new Sparkpeople exercise video or strength training video. <BR> <BR> Post here once you complete the challenge and then feel free to post the next challenge. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:53:46 EST I'm the new new!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x39591605 Hello all!!! I'm new to this site and trying to lose about 80lbs is my long term goal but I'm getting married in 6 months and I definetly want to look good in the pictures. I not only want to lose the weight but after that I want this to change my life and stay with me throughout my life. I'm in this for good baby!! I hope that I can help motivate others when they need it and I hope you all can do the same for me!! Wish me luck and good luck to you all also!! Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:38:28 EST Exercise Challenge - February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x39561923 How are you doing on your New Year's Resolution to exercise more? Maybe an extra boost to really keep you on target will help. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individuals - not teams. <BR> 2. You'll log y... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:52:00 EST Motivational Quotes for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x38959380 Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. <BR> -George S. Patton Fri, 7 Jan 2011 10:41:12 EST Hello! I'm new here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x38938807 Hello! I am Kelly. I am married with four grown children and two grandchildren on the way. <BR> It is very exciting to have found Sparkpeople and this team. I recently found out that I have high blood pressure and onset Type 2 diabetes. I want to make changes in my life to reverse my health issues and be around a long time to enjoy my grandchildren. <BR> <BR> Look forward to meeting you all. Have a wonderful day! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:05:01 EST RED team...January Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38938037 Let's get chatting, supporting and challenging one another, stay motivated and be the Biggest Losers in the first month of the NEW YEAR!!! Thu, 6 Jan 2011 14:37:34 EST Biggest Loser Blue Team January 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38902818 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> this thread is so you can come here each day or whenever you want and we can support each other as well as give each other ideas for reaching our goals. <BR> <BR> I would like to offer a little challenge to you today which is a fitness challenge. <BR> I gave everyone a hula hoop as a welcome spark goodie so if you have a real hula hoop I would like to challenge you to use it for 10minutes. <BR> <BR> If you do not have a hula hoop, I would challenge you to put some go... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:33:08 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x38858143 Hi, my name is Jamie and I'm really excited about joining your team! I have a long way to go, but I really think this is my year to do it! Thanks for having me. Mon, 3 Jan 2011 22:07:41 EST Let's Chat January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x38821590 HAPPY NEW YEAR SPARKERS! <BR> <BR> I love each and every one of you becasue we all push each other to be the BEST we can be. We are here starting a new year with many new beginnings together! <BR> <BR> LET'S CHAT AND HAVE A GREAT YEAR TOGETHER! <em>334</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:04:30 EST January's Daily Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38777195 For 1-1-11 your challenge is to track every bite you put into your mouth! <em>15</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 10:09:24 EST Exercise Challenge - January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38760289 Here we are starting a new year and making new year's resolutions. Is one of yours to exercise more? Then this challenge may just be able to help you keep your resolution. <BR> <BR> This challenge is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for ... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:00:36 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE ---------- --January, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38754898 Here it is! Start your new year off right. If you like a challenge, this is the place for you. Sign up by posting your starting weight and you will be randomly assigned to a team. <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:36:52 EST What are your personal goals for 2011? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x38754839 Please state your goals and be prepared to come back here periodically (monthly, quarterly, etc.) to check on how you are doing and share with the team. This will help us to motivate one another and to keep on track, not just for a brief time but for the long term! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:34:07 EST December's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x38343617 Wednesday's Challenge <BR> Do at least 30 minutes of cardio today! <BR> <BR> My daughter is sick again, so I haven't been keeping up with the challenges very well. So, for the month of December, let's try something a little different. Whoever completes Wednesday's challenge first, please post a challenge for Thursday! Tue, 7 Dec 2010 13:24:27 EST Motivational Quotes For December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x38295062 Sorry, I'm a bit late with this. Let's finish out the year with a bang! <BR> <BR> "When you nourish your body with pure energy, you transform from the inside out." <BR> <BR> -Bill Phillips Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:56:07 EST Create a Vision Collage or Scrapbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x38196522 I am starting a thread for people who would like to create a vision collage or scrapbook to help them on their journey. I, myself, am really struggling to take off the pounds I put on during our family's move in August. The weeks of carryout and restaurant food took their toll and I have struggled ever since. <BR> <BR> The vision collage is one tool I never used, but I have been looking at old photos of myself and know that I never want to be like that again. I thought that anyone interes... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:56:31 EST Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - December, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38196410 Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - December, 2010 <BR> <BR> We are having a Biggest Loser Challenge in December. There will be two teams and members will be assigned randomly from a drawing of names. There will be a captain for each team. (If I don't get volunteers for the captain positions, I will ask people to take the job.) We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> We would love to have you join us! <BR> <BR> Here are the rule... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 06:48:28 EST Let's Chat - December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x38175164 <em>244</em> we are in the last month of the year. Let's keep supporting each other to have a successful Month. We are going to bring in the NEW YEAR together and healthier! <em>334</em> <em>306</em> <em>198</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:10:29 EST Exercise Challenge - December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x38155591 Too much turkey in November got you down? Get up and exercise with us in December! Sometimes it is hard to get motivated to move without an extra push, and it is easy to make excuses during the holiday season. <BR> <BR> That is what this challenge is all about. It is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fa... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:29:51 EST Allow me to introduce myself... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x38143804 I'm glad to have found this group! Here's a little about me. <BR> <BR> What is your FIRST name? Lisa <BR> <BR> Do you have a nickname? Lebo <BR> <BR> Birthday? June 12, 1971 <BR> <BR> What is your homestate? Missouri <BR> <BR> Marital Status? Married <BR> <BR> How many siblings do you have? 5 brothers, 7 sisters. <BR> <BR> How many children do you have? One, a daughter Olivia (15 years) <BR> <BR> Occupation? Teacher at a program for at-risk youth <BR> <BR> Favorite part of your ... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 09:06:09 EST November's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x37785804 Monday: Eat a salad. <BR> Tuesday: Do at least 30 wall pushups throughout the day. <BR> Wednesday: No soda. <BR> Thursday: Eat at least 3 servings of fruit. <BR> Friday: No fast food. <BR> Saturday: Eat at least 2 servings of dairy. <BR> Sunday: Get at least 8 hours of sleep Sunday night. <BR> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:35:46 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - Nov., 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37703502 HERE IS YOUR TEAM THREAD, RED TEAM! USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE! <BR> <BR> The teams have been selected and they are as follows: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> (SMCCAIN26) <BR> Jennifer (W8BGON) <BR> Brenda (BKMNURSING) <BR> Christy (CHRISTY60) <BR> Tricia (TRICIALICI) <BR> Clara (CLARABRUNNING) <BR> Nickey (NICKEYH) <BR> (HONEY75) <BR> Katie (LILMAMA826) <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Rebecca (RJFERRARO315) <BR> Tammy (THESUMMIT) <BR> Frances (PHRANNY) <BR> Jen (W... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 08:15:56 EST hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x37678156 My name is Missy , I live in Maine, where it is starting to get very cold! I am starting sparks again after returning from vacation. Was biten by the sweet bug while there, and it has been very hard getting back on track. Mon, 1 Nov 2010 23:48:17 EST Motivational Quotes For November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x37665293 Let's make this month count! Post your motivational quotes and thoughts here to encourage your team to succeed! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 13:36:17 EST Exercise Challenge - November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37648860 We're heading into the hard time of year where it is hard to motivate yourself to eat right, let alone find time to exercise. But what if you could find some motivation to keep some healthy habits during the upcoming holiday season? It might make January less stressful! <BR> <BR> That is what this challenge is all about. It is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:04:14 EST Let's Chat - November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x37621570 It's a new month Sparkers! Yes already and I am excited to see what it will bring us. Let's keep chatting and sticking together. As you all know, support is everything and you all certainly do that. Thanks for inspiring us all through your posts to do our bests each day possible. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>185</em> <em>84</em> <em>312</em> <em>108</em> <em>206</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>321</em> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 03:46:59 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- NOV, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37604786 Want to be a part of this challenge? <BR> <BR> Here is how it will work. There will be two teams and members will be assigned randomly from a drawing of names. There will be a captain for each team. (If I don't get volunteers for the captain positions, I will ask people to take the job.) We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. You may weigh-in and post your beginning weight up until Nov... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:09:17 EST BLUE TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - NOV, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37604768 HERE IS YOUR TEAM THREAD, BLUE TEAM! USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE! <BR> <BR> The teams have been selected and they are as follows: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> (SMCCAIN26) <BR> Jennifer (W8BGON) <BR> Brenda (BKMNURSING) <BR> Christy (CHRISTY60) <BR> Tricia (TRICIALICI) <BR> Clara (CLARABRUNNING) <BR> Nickey (NICKEYH) <BR> (HONEY75) <BR> Katie (LILMAMA826) <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Rebecca (RJFERRARO315) <BR> Tammy (THESUMMIT) <BR> Frances (PHRANNY) <BR> Jen (WATOGA... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 08:08:10 EST October's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x37362201 Sunday: Weigh yourself. <BR> Monday: No soda. <BR> Tuesday: Eat a salad. <BR> Wednesday: No fast food. <BR> Thursday: Eat at least 3 servings of fruit. <BR> Friday: Drink at least 8 glasses of water. <BR> Saturday: Eat a healthy dinner. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 11:19:04 EST BLUE TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - OCT, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37141714 Ok, BLUE <em>463</em> let's see what we are made of. We need to kick some RED <em>464</em> booty this month! Who is motivated to win??? Wed, 6 Oct 2010 08:25:43 EST Red Team- BL Challenge- October 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37126181 Let's get it started! GO RED! <em>212</em> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 13:53:51 EST Motivational Quotes For October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x37070166 "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be." <BR> <BR> ~ David Viscott Sat, 2 Oct 2010 22:29:18 EST Exercise Challenge - October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37046861 So do you need a good kick in the rear to motivate yourself to exercise? I know I do! <BR> <BR> That is what this challenge is all about. It is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'll be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individuals - not teams. <BR> 2. You'll log your exerc... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 17:02:53 EST Let's Chat - October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x37014632 WOW, can you all believe that October is here already? Thanks for being apart of this journey together and for keeping each other motivated. Let's all continue to stick together and make it work! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>185</em> <em>84</em> <em>312</em> <em>108</em> <em>206</em> <em>216</em> <em>135</em> <em>321</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:49:23 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- OCT, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x37013744 It has been many months since I have been FULLY present here, Team. Between trying to sell my home, buying a new one, moving and getting settled, my focus shifted away from my health and away from SP. I AM BACK! And, I am ready to move forward. Who wants to move forward with me??? I fully intend to drop at least 5 pounds by the end of this month. If you are serious, too, jump in here and let's make a change for the better! <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:01:01 EST "Four Days - Four Basics" Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x36813234 Choose four consecutive days between now and next Monday, and choose a way to reward yourself at the end of four successful days! At the end of each day, record your success in four basic habits! <BR> (Copy and paste the following into a reply, and edit it daily to reflect your progress! Add any comments on your progress below each day's record!) <BR> <BR> Upon completing four healthy habits in four consecutive days, I will reward myself with - <BR> <BR> Day 1 - <BR> Got at least 7 hours... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:55:37 EST Blue Team- Biggest Loser Challenge- September 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x36648815 Let's go blue team!!! <em>205</em> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 20:36:34 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - Sept., 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x36636027 Hey REDs! How are you doing so far this month? Let's try to touch base every day or two and cheer each other on! <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>345</em> Sun, 12 Sep 2010 08:45:46 EST The OLD me would have..., but the NEW me did this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x36435405 Tell us about any change you see in yourself. Nothing is too small. Many times the big changes are no more than a series of little changes all joined together! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:44:20 EST Motivational Thoughts For September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x36428237 "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success." <BR> <BR> ~ Stephen A. Brennan Wed, 1 Sep 2010 21:02:13 EST Let's Chat - September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x36428114 I know, I know, it's hard to believe that it's September already. Before you know it Christmas will be here. <BR> Did I really say that? <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Here's hoping everyone has a wonderful month. Let's go team!!! Woo Hoo!! Wed, 1 Sep 2010 20:56:46 EST Exercise Challenge - September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x36401496 I don’t know about you, but I know the majority of the time I need a good kick in the pants to make sure I get my daily workouts in. I hate to exercise, but it is easier to motivate yourself if you have some incentive. <BR> <BR> That is what this challenge is all about. It is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'd be amazed and proud of yourself to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can a... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:26:34 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- Sept, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x36387987 IT IS BACK! We are having a Biggest Loser Challenge in September. Are you ready to make a change? Do you need to get back on track? Do you need a little something to motivate you? Then sign right up! <BR> <BR> Here is how it will work.There will be two teams and members will be assigned randomly from a drawing of names. There will be a captain for each team. (If I don't get volunteers for the captain positions, I will ask people to take the job.) We will weigh in weekly. The winning team ... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:09:32 EST NO EXCUSES. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x36387800 In this thread there will be no excuses. We all make them. Sometimes we make them because we are embarrassed about our behavior. Sometimes we make them just out of habit. Whatever the reason, they get in the way of our progress. We come to believe our own excuses ------ we make them our "truth". <BR> <BR> Here we will give no excuses or explanations for our behavior. We don't have to. No one will judge us. Here we become free to be honest with each other and, more importantly, wi... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 07:59:59 EST September's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x36379073 Monday: Get at least 8 hours sleep. <BR> Tuesday: Go for a walk or jog. <BR> Wednesday: Drink at least 8 glasses of water. <BR> Thursday: Do at least 30 min. cardio. <BR> Friday: No fast food. <BR> Saturday: No alcohol. <BR> Sunday: Set aside at least an hour to relax! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:33:56 EST Let's Chat - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35767040 Believe it or not we are already in August. WOW! This year is flying by so fast. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:50:55 EST August's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35763976 Monday's Challenge <BR> Eat at least 3 servings of fruit today. <BR> <BR> Tuesday's Challenge <BR> Do at least 30 wall pushups today. (These can be spread out throughout the day.) Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:13:28 EST Motivational Quotes For August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35760066 "It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion." <BR> <BR> - Southey Sun, 1 Aug 2010 02:02:06 EST AUGUST "Back to Basics" Challenge CHATTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35748965 I'm excited to get back to basics! How about YOU? Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:43:32 EST AUGUST "Back to Basics" Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35748936 August starts tomorrow and I'm going back to the basics of a healthy lifestyle! Join me in an August "Back to Basics" Challenge! Practice these four healthy habits every day and keep track of your score. <BR> <BR> -Get 7 hours of sleep <BR> -Exercise 30 minutes <BR> -Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> -Avoid overeating <BR> <BR> One point per habit per day makes "124" a perfect score! I'm challenging anyone who would like to join, to choose a reward that will be motivating, and earn it by re... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 12:41:08 EST Exercise Challenge - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35735086 Okay, we all know exercise is needed to make progress in our weight loss and healthy living goals, but sometimes it is hard to motivate yourself to do it when you really don't like it. And it is easy to make excuses if you don't have a plan to be accountable to yourself. <BR> <BR> So how about challenging yourself to do as much as you can this month? Or even challenging yourself to make a consistent effort to stick to your program? <BR> <BR> That is what this challenge is all about. It i... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 16:42:38 EST Interested or Committed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35637352 A friend shared this and it really struck a nerve: <BR> <BR> "Think about losing weight--you can be interested in losing those extra pounds or you can be committed to changing your lifestyle in order to be healthier. How do you get from interest to commitment? Being interested means you stick to what is convenient, what is comfortable, what is practical and easy. Being committed means you go out of your comfort zone, you do whatever it takes, you give it time. When you commit, you see things... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 07:25:36 EST Food Memoirs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35443400 About a year ago, I rediscovered how much I love memoirs and autobiographies. I especially like those with food motifs. Have you read any memoirs/autobiographies centered around food? Please give a brief description of the book. List author and title. Thanks. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:50:34 EST 10 Pounds in 10 Weeks Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35384639 This wasn't my idea, but isn't it a great one?! Five weeks really isn't that long so it's fairly easy to make this commitment, but if we take it seriously for the five weeks, then we will have some good habits back in place and we can keep doing it as long as we each need to afterwards, right? Are you with me? <BR> <BR> P.S. I saw this listed as a blog by someone else, but I couldn't get that to pull up. If I shop hop over to a thread already going under this name, please let me know. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 14:52:12 EST BLUE TEAM- Biggest Loser Challenge------ July 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35288727 Let's get it going blue! <em>306</em> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 21:25:14 EST Red Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35271168 Hi team mates. <em>250</em> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 01:07:58 EST Let's Chat - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35159965 <em>245</em> that I'm late, but here is our new thread to chat on for July. <BR> <BR> I wish you all a wonderful July! <BR> <em>9</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>205</em> <em>185</em> <em>216</em> <em>321</em> Fri, 2 Jul 2010 07:56:31 EST July's Daily Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35153479 Thursday's Challenge <BR> Eat only a healthy snack after dinner tonight! <BR> <BR> Friday's Challenge <BR> No Soda Today!!! <BR> <BR> Saturday's Challenge <BR> No chocolate today! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:11:38 EST Motivational Thoughts for July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x35152775 "What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it." <BR> <BR> ~ Alexander Graham Bell Thu, 1 Jul 2010 20:37:21 EST Exercise Challenge - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35064940 Are you having trouble motivating yourself to exercise? Come join the July exercise challenge. It is a great way to hold yourself accountable and try to get as much exercise in as possible. You'd be amazed and proud of your self to see all those exercise minutes and calories burned at the end of each week. They can add up fast! <BR> <BR> So here's the deal: <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individuals - not teams. <BR> 2. You'll log your exercise in your daily log so you can get the cal... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 19:40:19 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- July, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x35061694 If you would like to join July's Biggest Loser Challenge, please sign up here. I will need your start weight by July 3rd. At that point there will be a drawing to assign you to either the BLUE TEAM or the RED TEAM. <BR> <BR> Let's lose some weight! Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:01:17 EST happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x34664253 I'm so glad to have a site like this to help me with my journey. I didn't know there was anything like this for me to come and talk with people who can understand what I'm going through. wish you all well. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 09:28:22 EST Buddy System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34572455 OK, the buddy's have been picked. I put names in a hat and my 10 year old granddaughter pulled them out to match them up. I will send out an individual Sparkmail with the name of your buddy and any personal information they have shared, i.e. email addresses and phone numbers. <BR> <BR> If you wanted a buddy and you don't receive an email tonight please drop me a note. I don't want anyone left out. <BR> <BR> If you would like to share your stories of how the buddy system is working for you... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 20:15:14 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- June, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x34557238 Regarding a June Biggest Loser Challenge, I have 4 people expressing an interest. They are: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM: <BR> <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> Katie (LILMAMA826) <BR> <BR> RED TEAM: <BR> <BR> ARLENE (LIGHTHOUSE23) <BR> Clara (CLARABRUNNING) <BR> <BR> Weigh-ins will be on Wednesdays(June 9, 16, 23 & 30). <BR> <BR> Please post your beginning weight ASAP. <BR> <BR> I will start a new thread for you. <BR> <BR> Good Luck, teams! <BR> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 07:52:17 EST June's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34545725 Thursday's Challenge <BR> Eat a healthy afternoon snack! Wed, 2 Jun 2010 17:34:57 EST Motivational Thoughts For June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34528624 "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." <BR> <BR> ~ Tommy Lasorda Tue, 1 Jun 2010 23:35:11 EST Exercise Challenge - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x34521032 Hi Team! I was reading through the struggling post and realized we need an exercise challenge for all those who struggle like I do. <BR> <BR> So here's the deal. <BR> 1. This is a challenge for individuals - not teams. <BR> 2. You'll log your exercise in your daily log so you can get the calories burned. We'll post our exercise minutes and calories burned each Friday in June, with the last week being posted on June 30th. <BR> 3. If you don't post your weekly results by Sunday night, you'... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 17:54:02 EST Let's Chat - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34517626 WOW, is it really June? <BR> <em>235</em> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> <BR> to a new month for many more healthy days. <BR> <BR> May was a rough month for me, but I'm definitely more focused and ready to take on June. I do have a lot going on around me with graduations and birthday parties, but I will not use them as an excuse. <BR> <BR> LET'S MAKE THE MONTH OF JUNE A GREAT ONE! <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 15:07:33 EST Lose Four by July Fourth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x34513226 Join the challenge, and we'll have EXTRA cause to celebrate on the Fourth of July! <BR> <BR> Copy and paste the following chart into your reply and enter your stats. Each following week, record weight by copying and pasting into a new reply to add new stats! <BR> <BR> SW - <BR> June 7 - <BR> June 14 - <BR> June 21 - <BR> June 28 - <BR> JULY FOURTH! <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 12:15:58 EST Have you found this great new SparkPeople tool?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34507907 Last week I discovered the terrific new "My SparkSummary Calendar" lurking at the bottom left of my Start page and have been blown away by it! It must have been introduced while I was on SparkBreak but when I blogged about it a lot of people wanted to know where it was. I think it will be a great motivator for some of us! <em>224</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:59:16 EST STRUGGLING HOT LINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34469690 With so many people checking in to our "Struggling" thread, I thought we should create a place JUST for contact information. This way, people do not have to read through the entire thread to find someone to contact and their info. <BR> <BR> Please post here if you want to leave ANY or all of the following: <BR> <BR> Your SP name/ real name <BR> Your phone number/s <BR> Your email address <BR> Any other contact info Sun, 30 May 2010 08:43:54 EST STOP STRUGGLING! Come here for support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x34345476 Many of us, myself included, are really struggling right now. We need to stop struggling alone and work together. Put your fear or your pride or whatever it is that is keeping you pulled back and let it out here. Together we can do what we cannot do alone! Mon, 24 May 2010 09:10:30 EST BLUE TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - MAY, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x34013764 Sorry gang! I messed up the original thread for the BLUE TEAM. Here is a new one! <BR> <BR> The teams from May are as follows: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM: <BR> <BR> Laura (LTAYLOR9597) <BR> Melissa (Sunglasses13) <BR> Tricia (Tricialici) <BR> (Darkchild) <BR> <BR> RED TEAM: <BR> <BR> Donna (Kopsbaby) <BR> Katie(LILMAMA826) <BR> Clara (CLARABRUNNING <BR> (TIGGERRIGGER) <BR> <BR> The first person to come along wanting to join will be added to RED TEAM, the second to BLUE TEAM, the third to RED... Sun, 9 May 2010 07:59:30 EST Greetings everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x33956696 Hey all! I'm new to sparkpeople...but not new to losing weight! I decided last year in August that I didn't want to die young (after several doctors warning me of this). I tipped the scales at 285 and was plain miserable. I started walking, and making some changes to my lifestyle little by little and have found myself 8 months later down *almost* 50 pounds (49.8 to be exact). I have another 50 to go to reach my first goal (185) and then I will see where I should go from there. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 6 May 2010 13:18:02 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - MAY, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x33897317 The teams from May are as follows: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM: <BR> <BR> Laura (LTAYLOR9597) <BR> Melissa (Sunglasses13) <BR> Tricia (Tricialici) <BR> <BR> RED TEAM: <BR> <BR> Donna (Kopsbaby) <BR> Katie(Lilmama826) <BR> <BR> The first person to come along wanting to join will be added to RED TEAM, the second to BLUE TEAM, the third to RED TEAM, etc. <BR> <BR> You have small, intimate teams this time and lots of cheerleaders. MAKE IT HAPPEN! Tue, 4 May 2010 07:27:15 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- May, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x33897310 The teams from May are as follows: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM: <BR> <BR> Laura (LTAYLOR9597) <BR> Melissa (Sunglasses13) <BR> Tricia (Tricialici) <BR> <BR> RED TEAM: <BR> <BR> Donna (Kopsbaby) <BR> Katie(Lilmama826) <BR> <BR> The first person to come along wanting to join will be added to RED TEAM, the second to BLUE TEAM, the third to RED TEAM, etc. <BR> <BR> You have small, intimate teams this time and lots of cheerleaders. MAKE IT HAPPEN! Tue, 4 May 2010 07:26:51 EST Motivational Thoughts For May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x33840598 Please post any motivational thoughts or quotes you would like to share with the team. Sat, 1 May 2010 20:17:50 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- May, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x33829550 If you would like to participate in this month's BIGGEST LOSER Challenge please post your weight here by Monday, May 3rd. I will post the rules next. Sat, 1 May 2010 09:29:39 EST Let's Chat - May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x33824325 WOW, once again another month has gone by. Let's continue chatting and supporting each other. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> YOU ALL ARE <em>345</em> SPARKERS! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>306</em> <em>334</em> <em>236</em> <em>9</em> <em>205</em> <em>321</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:36:14 EST May's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x33821895 Saturday's Challenge <BR> Drink some green tea today! Hot or cold, it's healthy and refreshing. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:37:07 EST Today I did _______________ instead of eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x33334481 So today you wanted that muffin, but instead you did 25 jumping jacks and the desire went away. <BR> <BR> Or was it those chips that were calling to you? You say you pulled out your book and read a chapter until the desire went away? <BR> <BR> Tell us what you unhealthy/unnecessary food you desired and what you did to avoid it! <BR> <BR> (Thanks for the idea, Tricia!) Sat, 10 Apr 2010 08:36:39 EST April's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x33166603 Saturdays Challenge <BR> Spend some quality time with a loved one or a close friend. Sat, 3 Apr 2010 01:02:32 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - APRIL, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x33137592 Here is how the teams stand at this moment: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> Laura (LTAYLOR9597) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Dedrie(DTONEY76) <BR> Katie (LILMAMA826) <BR> Suzzy (SUZZY57) <BR> Amy (AMYLOUWHO) <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Carolann (KAUAICAROLANN) <BR> Cynthia (HARRINGTON5) <BR> Cindy (YAYAMEMA) <BR> Pam (PAMWAGS) <BR> Courtney (CECMECCA2) <BR> Tricia (TRICIALICI) <BR> <BR> <BR> As new people join, they will be added first RED TEAM (since is h... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:17:53 EST BLUE TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - APRIL, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x33137587 Here is how the teams stand at this moment: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> Laura (LTAYLOR9597) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Dedrie(DTONEY76) <BR> Katie (LILMAMA826) <BR> Suzzy (SUZZY57) <BR> Amy (AMYLOUWHO) <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Carolann (KAUAICAROLANN) <BR> Cynthia (HARRINGTON5) <BR> Cindy (YAYAMEMA) <BR> Pam (PAMWAGS) <BR> Courtney (CECMECCA2) <BR> Tricia (TRICIALICI) <BR> <BR> <BR> As new people join, they will be added first RED TEAM (since is h... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 19:17:34 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- April, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x33122614 We are having a Biggest Loser Challenge in April. There will be two teams and members will be assigned randomly from a drawing of names. There will be a captain for each team. (If I don't get volunteers for the captain positions, I will ask people to take the job.) We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. You may weigh-in and post your weight up to April 5. <BR> <BR> 2. The other weigh-i... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 08:23:52 EST Motivational Thoughts For April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x33118977 "Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings." <BR> <BR> ~ Ralph Blum <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:49:37 EST Let's Chat - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x33105498 It's April already sparkers and Spring is definitely here. <BR> <BR> Let's keep up with all of our support and chit chat about our days. We all have struggles and it's great to read how everyone is doing to know that we are not alone. <BR> <BR> Remember, you are human and will go through good and bad days. The key is hanging through it all and NEVER giving up. <BR> <BR> I WISH YOU ALL A SUCCESSFUL APRIL! <em>67</em> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:04:23 EST Hi new to this team/Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x32890798 Hi all,I am new to Sparks/this team. I live in the the Ottawa, Ont. Canada. Have relatives in LA and Detroit. <BR> <BR> Love this website and am looking forward to meeting you all. I am 52, married w/one dog, no kids. Am hoping to get inspired/motivated to start exercising every day/plan my meals to eat more nutritiously. Was inspired to check out this website as I recently bought the Spark book, have read 2 chapters so far and love it, especially the part where the author talks about sett... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:10:37 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - March, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x32386630 WE HAVE OUR TEAMS AND THEY ARE, IN THE ORDER THEY WERE DRAWN: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> (SHORTYROCK) <BR> Cynthia (HARRINGTON5) <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Karin (DUTCHIEKIWI) <BR> TRICIA (TRICIAHOWDY) <BR> Jen (WATOGA17) <BR> KATIE (LILMAMA826) <BR> Serena(SERENA317) <BR> Tiffany (TJOHNSON21) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> Pam(PAMWAGS) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Kelly (KELLMELL) <BR> Pam (LIGHTHEADED) <BR> Rebecca (RJFERRARO315) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Tricia (TRICI... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 19:29:39 EST BLUE TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - March, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x32386608 WE HAVE OUR TEAMS AND THEY ARE, IN THE ORDER THEY WERE DRAWN: <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> (SHORTYROCK) <BR> Cynthia (HARRINGTON5) <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Karin (DUTCHIEKIWI) <BR> TRICIA (TRICIAHOWDY) <BR> Jen (WATOGA17) <BR> KATIE (LILMAMA826) <BR> Serena(SERENA317) <BR> Tiffany (TJOHNSON21) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> Pam(PAMWAGS) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Kelly (KELLMELL) <BR> Pam (LIGHTHEADED) <BR> Rebecca (RJFERRARO315) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Tricia (TRICI... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 19:28:56 EST MARCH MADNESS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x32372588 Spring is coming! The flowers will soon be blooming and so will we! <BR> <BR> We all have a goal we want to reach. Let's stop fooling around and DO IT! <BR> <BR> HERE IS THE PLACE TO: <BR> <BR> State what you intend to do this month! <BR> <BR> Tell us how you are stepping up your program each day! <BR> <BR> Share tips and motivation! <BR> <BR> MAKE IT HAPPEN! Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:56:27 EST March's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x32352889 Tuesday's Challenge <BR> Go for a walk after dinner! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 17:59:13 EST Motivational Thoughts for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x32325552 OK Everybody let's motivate each other all month long by posting daily Motivational Thoughts!! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:19:48 EST DO NOT GIVE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x32311074 We all have our down days. It happens. I certainly have had my share this month (Feb., 2010), but the key to continued success is to not STAY down. The only way we are going to change our lives is to continue to get back up every time we slip --- every time we fall --- no matter what. <BR> <BR> We must stop giving ourselves negative messages that allow us to continue to gain weight, eat poorly, remain on the couch, ignore our health and die early. We have to grab onto the good in ours... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:29:28 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE -------------- March, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x32284611 If you would like to participate in March's BL Challenge, please sign up here and post your start weight by Monday, March 1 so I can get the teams set up and announced. Sat, 27 Feb 2010 07:56:31 EST Let's Chat - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x32267521 I thank you sooo much for being a part of this journey with me. We start a new month in two days and we have a challenge to keep each other motivated. Let's do this together to make it through our up's & downs. <BR> <BR> Here is our new thread for us to chat daily and have fun through this journey. <BR> <BR> WE MUST KEEP UP THE FIGHT FOR GOOD HEALTH TOGETHER! <BR> <em>274</em> <em>265</em> <em>274</em> <em>289</em> <em>274</em> <em>277</em> <em>274</em> <em>488</em> <em>274</em... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:40:10 EST RED TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - FEB., 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x31624033 THE TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED. IN THE ORDER THAT THE NAMES WERE DRAWN, THE TEAM MEMBERS ARE............... <BR> <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> Dawn (AZDRAGONLADY) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> ELLEN (EBJORDAN2) <BR> Cynthia (HARRINGTON5) <BR> Karin (DUTCHIEKIWI) <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Angie (LIGNTNINGNUT) <BR> Dedrie (DTONEY76) <BR> Serena (SERENA317) <BR> Jen (WATOGA17) <BR> Tricia (TRICIALICI) <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Mo (MO_TIVATED) <BR> Jena (CHA... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 09:15:47 EST BLUE TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - FEB., 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x31624005 THE TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED. IN THE ORDER THAT THE NAMES WERE DRAWN, THE TEAM MEMBERS ARE............... <BR> <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM <BR> <BR> Dawn (AZDRAGONLADY) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> ELLEN (EBJORDAN2) <BR> Cynthia (HARRINGTON5) <BR> Karin (DUTCHIEKIWI) <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Angie (LIGNTNINGNUT) <BR> Dedrie (DTONEY76) <BR> Serena (SERENA317) <BR> Jen (WATOGA17) <BR> Tricia (TRICIALICI) <BR> <BR> <BR> RED TEAM <BR> <BR> Mo (MO_TIVATED) <BR> Jena (CHA... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 09:15:05 EST February's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x31620049 Wednesday's Challenge <BR> Eat a healthy breakfast! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 05:59:55 EST Motivational Thoughts for February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x31577460 Please share your thoughts or favorite motivational quotes here! Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:18:41 EST Let's Chat - February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x31575513 Tomorrow starts a new month for us all to keep each other motivated. Let's do this together to make it through our up's & downs. <BR> <BR> Here is our new thread for us to chat daily and have fun through this journey. <BR> <BR> WE MUST KEEP UP THE FIGHT FOR GOOD HEALTH TOGETHER! <em>244</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:06:22 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE ---- February, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x31534236 Who is in for the February Biggest Loser Challenge? January has been a fabulous month. Let's go for two in a row! <BR> <BR> State your intentions and your weight here by February 1, please. <BR> <BR> Jen Sat, 30 Jan 2010 07:03:26 EST Get out of your chair and move- Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x31110525 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Sometimes I am sitting here sparking and think i should probably get up from the computer and move a little! Let's encourage each other to be more active even when we are sparking!! Her's the deal <BR> <BR> Copy and paste this into your next post! Right what you have done and change the challenge for the next person! <BR> <BR> I challenge YOU to get up and move by doing 25 jumping jacks! <BR> <BR> (the next post would be an example of how the next person would do ... Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:46:02 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x30895262 Hi, I am Julie. (I feel like I'm at an AA meeting) <BR> And I am fat. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I have been working on this weight loss thing for about a year and a half. I dieted and exercised down about 42 lbs, then a year ago the wicked witch of the midwest (WWoMW) became my work supervisor and off track I went. My Christmas present this year, WWoMW actually quit and is no longer stressing me out. <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am back in the saddle again. At le... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 14:14:10 EST BLUE TEAM - January Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30769447 Let's Go Blue Team, Let's Go!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> BLUE TEAM MEMBERS: <BR> <BR> Kelly (KLLICARI) <BR> Mo (MO_TIVATED) <BR> Jen (WATOGA170 <BR> Cheryl (GEEMAWEST) <BR> Karin(DUTCHIEKIWI) <BR> Pam (PAMELAC54) <BR> Tricia(TRICIALICI) <BR> Nickey (NICKEYH) <BR> Donna (KOPSBABY) <BR> Pam(PAMWAGS) <BR> Cynthia(HARRINGTON5) <BR> <BR> The BLUE TEAM leader is Cynthia and co-leader is Nickey. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2010 21:23:42 EST RED TEAM - January Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30768433 Okay Red Team! We all have some holiday goodies to burn off, so lets get going. It is time to start shedding those pounds in January. <BR> <BR> GO RED TEAM!!! Lets kick some butt! <em>216</em> <em>185</em> <em>216</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Serena (SERENA317) <BR> Jena(CHANGING4LIFE) <BR> Suzzy (SUZZYSCRAPS) <BR> Dawn (AZDRAGONLADY) <BR> Dale (DALEDEMO) <BR> Kesia (MSFICOSCORE) <BR> Tabitha(TABBERDOODLE) <BR> Janet (JCPLANET) <BR> Melissa (SUNGLASSES13) <BR> Tricia... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 21:00:00 EST hi from nz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x30764318 hi my name is Dayna-maree and suzzy recommended i join this wonderful team!so far i have lost a total of 56kg(123lb)and i have 39kg(85lb) left! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 19:11:51 EST brand new, unused, motivational calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30664736 I "bought" this calendar with my gift certificate from pre-ordering the Spark book. However, I found it electronically which works better for me. <BR> <BR> Free to the first person that wants it. Just sparkmail me your address and I'll send it to you. However, I'm on vacation this coming week so I won't be able to send it until the week of January 11. <BR> <BR> Here's to a happy and healthy 2010 <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 18:35:10 EST What Works For You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7356x25160x30662366 Share with us what works for you. Share anything at all about what keeps you on track or helps you to lose or maintain your weight. We might each benefit from what you say. Also, if you hit a rough spot we may be able to remind you of what has worked for you in the past. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>217</em> <em>193</em> <em>202</em> <em>268</em> <em>491</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>291</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:53:15 EST Exercise Daily! You can do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30661855 We need to exercise regularly. Even 10 minutes a day matters! Report here on how you are doing and let us support and motivate one another. <BR> <BR> <em>416</em> <em>237</em> <em>206</em> <em>403</em> <em>217</em> <em>182</em> <em>260</em> <em>135</em> <em>216</em> Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:32:36 EST Walk At Least 10,000 Steps Each Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30661631 Anyone who is counting steps can report here on how they are doing. We are encouraged to strive for 10,000 each day, but feel free to choose you own target number and tell us daily or weekly how you are doing. This is all about what is good for YOU! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 16:23:26 EST got an emial about biggest loser challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30658536 but I dont' see a january thread for it anywhere. <BR> <BR> help? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 14:13:14 EST Motivational Thoughts For January 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30643904 Please post your motivational thoughts and/or quotes for the team here. Happy New Year!! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 21:33:45 EST On Being Awesome 2day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30635331 I was thinking in this thread as we approach quickly the last year of the 1st decade of the 21st century how we can change our mindset. It is very easy to see all what s wrong about the world (or about ourselves). <BR> <BR> Like many, I had a really rough year in 09 & sng the blues so well that B.B Kng wold have been proud of me! It was more but not the worst & challengng time, but I made it! <BR> <BR> So now I want attitude & spark to carry on! <BR> <BR> So I invited you to lst one thin... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:43:50 EST Let's Chat - January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30633671 NEW YEAR for NEW BEGINNING! <em>235</em> to January 2010! <BR> <BR> We all have made progress in 2009 and I wish you all much more success in the new year to come. <BR> <BR> Let's all keep chatting daily on this thread. You are all extremely motivating and I thank you all for being there for each other. <BR> <BR> BEST WISHES to everyone, <em>408</em> <BR> ~Dedrie Thu, 31 Dec 2009 13:32:58 EST January's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30628720 Friday's Challenge <BR> Do at least 30 min. of cardio activity today! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:24:15 EST Biggest Loser CHALLENGE - January, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30599860 We are having a Biggest Loser Challenge in January. There will be two teams and members will be assigned randomly from a drawing of names. There will be a captain for each team. (If I don't get volunteers for the captain positions, I will ask people to take the job.) We will weigh in weekly. The winning team will be the one with the largest percentage of weight lost. <BR> <BR> Here are the rules: <BR> <BR> 1. The first weigh-in will take place on Sunday, January 3. <BR> <BR> 2. The ... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 07:57:50 EST What I need from the team today is....... ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x30599662 What are you struggling with today? Please share it here. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>495</em> <em>51</em> <em>471</em> <em>221</em> <em>473</em> <em>297</em> <em>76</em> <em>198</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 07:43:20 EST Hi! I'm new. My name is............ ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x25160x30599535 Please introduce yourself to the team and let us welcome you! <em>235</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 07:33:57 EST Red Team - December Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30182747 Hey there RED team! Just thought we should have a place we can come to encourage each other during this month's challenge! Check in and let us know how you are doing - what is working for you or what might not be going so well. If we can lose a few pounds during December, we are really on our way to a healthy lifestyle! GO RED TEAM! <BR> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <em>447</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <em>447</em... Sun, 6 Dec 2009 23:26:25 EST BLUE TEAM - December Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30172746 OK, Blue Team let's get crackin'. This will be a tough month for me with all the Xmas parties and extra goodies around the office so I need your help to stay on track. <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> GO BLUE <em>205</em> Sun, 6 Dec 2009 13:49:38 EST December's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30098567 Thursday's Challenge <BR> No caffeine today! (This is a huge challenge for me!) Wed, 2 Dec 2009 18:09:30 EST Make This Holiday Season a Healthier One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30093990 If you vow to make this holiday season a happier, healthier season, this is the place to state your plans, desires, dreams, hopes............. Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:27:03 EST Lose Something (Anything at all) in December!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30093959 Who would be happy to lose any weight AT ALL in December? I sure would. Jump on in here if you are with me on this! <em>185</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:25:14 EST BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE - December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x30093501 Here it is! The December thread. Please post here by Saturday, Dec. 5 at noon if you want to be in this challenge. I will then draw names and create two teams. Teams will be announced later on Saturday or Sunday. <BR> <BR> Go you losers, go! Wed, 2 Dec 2009 14:04:05 EST Let's Chat - December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30084267 WOW, it's time for me to start a new thread! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I wish you all a healthy December and let's keep supporting each other through our daily posts. <em>244</em> Wed, 2 Dec 2009 07:33:46 EST Motivational Thoughts For December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30078612 Please post your Motivational Thoughts for December here. <BR> <BR> We would really like to see more posting on this topic. Motivational Thoughts are intended to benefit everybody on the team. Let's go team!! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 22:03:31 EST Let's Chat - December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x30077088 I hope I didn't miss someone else's posting a December chat. I'll put the link on the November chat so no one misses the new post. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 21:00:39 EST Motivational Thoughts for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x29620346 How did I miss this, Cheryl? (When everyone loves it so much!) Mon, 9 Nov 2009 07:23:52 EST Orange Team - BL Challenge November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x29575052 Here's a thread for the Orange Team! Join me here and let's rock this challenge!!! <BR> <BR> DJ Fri, 6 Nov 2009 18:18:02 EST YELLOW TEAM - Biggest Loser Challenge - November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x29540127 Okay, YELLOW. We need a place to go, too! How is everyone doing? <BR> Thu, 5 Nov 2009 08:44:59 EST Purple Team - BL November Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x29527625 I will never be able to remember who my teammates are when it's all on one thread, thus, the separate thread. <BR> GO Purple! Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:46:31 EST Green Team Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x29527003 I need a thread for our team so it isn't all mixed up with all the other challenge posts. I hope my teammates will post here with me. Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:16:55 EST Let's Chat - November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x29432805 Once again, it's about that time for us to start a new chat thread for November. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween and tried as hard as possible to stay away from the treats. Thanksgiving is now really right around the corner and we have to drop a few pounds for the pounds we will gain during the holidays. <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to November Sparkers! <em>283</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:15:34 EST November's Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x25160x29432725 Sunday's Challenge <BR> Chart all your food and exercise for today! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:10:09 EST Lose 5 - 10 pounds in November, '09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x29421190 Who wants to accept this challenge? Can you lose 5 pounds or more this month? Sat, 31 Oct 2009 08:17:15 EST Make a Change in November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=7353x25160x29361293 What change are you willing to make in November? Please think about this seriously. It doesn't have to be big. Change is often made most easily when it comes in small steps. <BR> <BR> Are you willing to track EVERY bite you put in your mouth? <BR> <BR> Are you willing to walk 1000 extra steps each day over your usual amount? <BR> <BR> Are you willing to drink two more glasses of water per day than you do now? <BR> <BR> Are you willing to give up one thing this month? <BR> <BR> Nothi... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:33:37 EST