SparkPeople SP Class of February 8-14, 2009 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=26814 This team is for all members who joined SP from February 8-14, 2009. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of February 8-14, 2009 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=26814 October Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x59329840 Welcome to October. <BR> Post all activities that burn calories in this forum..anything - walking, yard work, cleaning house, swimming, outrigger canoeing, etc. <BR> If you are new to exercise, start slow, but start. Walk as much and as often as you can. <BR> Hydrate..get moving. <BR> <BR> Alan Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:04:08 EST September Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x59022492 Welcome to September. Post all activities that burn calories in this forum..anything- walking, yard work, cleaning house, swimming, outrigger canoeing, etc. <BR> If you are new to exercise, start slow, but start. Walk as much and as often as you can. <BR> Hydrate..get moving. <BR> <BR> Alan Tue, 2 Sep 2014 16:55:13 EST August Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x58705866 Welcome to August. Post all activities that burn calories in this forum..anything- walking, yard work, cleaning house, swimming, outrigger canoeing, etc. <BR> If you are new to exercise, start slow, but start. Walk as much and as often as you can. <BR> Hydrate..get moving. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:00:42 EST July Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x58398781 Welcome to July. Post all activities that burn calories in this forum..anything- walking, yard work, cleaning house, etc. <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:05:39 EST June Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x58076278 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of June. Every day, post any activity that burns calories. Motivate yourself and maybe someone else to exercise more frequently. <BR> <BR> Summer is here.. Set a goal of at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. If you have not been exercising, start with walking and post all of your activities. Strive for 10,000 steps. but only do whatever is right for you. Show and post your daily steps. We have many members who do m... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 21:25:04 EST April Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x57342764 Spring is here.. Set a goal of at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. <BR> <BR> This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of April. Post any activity that burns calories. Motivate someone else to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. Do whatever is right for you. Show and post your daily steps. We have many members who do mu... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 10:02:22 EST March Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x56960870 it is one month until Spring.. Set a goal of at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. <BR> This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of March, 2014. Post any activity that burns calories. Motivate someone else to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. Do whatever is right for you. Show and post your daily steps. We have many me... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:58:42 EST February Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x56609125 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of February, 2014. Post any activity that burns calories. Motivate someone else to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Keep active. Get up and w... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 22:34:52 EST January Exercise 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x56162624 Strive for more activity this year. This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of January, 2014. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:30:49 EST December Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x55832469 Open this post daily whether you post or not to prevent deletion of this post to your mail. <BR> <BR> This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of December. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you. We have man... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 23:23:01 EST November Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x55473785 Open this post daily whether you post or not to prevent deletion of this post to your mail. <BR> <BR> This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of November. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you. We have man... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 10:05:54 EST October Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x55100565 Open this post daily whether you post or not to prevent deletion of this post to your mail. <BR> <BR> This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of October. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you. We have many... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 12:41:43 EST September Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x54745375 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of September. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Keep ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:08:05 EST August Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x54352408 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of August. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you.) We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Get up ... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 09:51:42 EST July Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x53957562 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of July. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Try and motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you,) We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Get up an... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 09:51:53 EST June Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x53565946 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of June. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Hopefully you can motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Get up and walk; keep moving. M... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:54:58 EST May Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x53186585 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of May. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Hopefully you can motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start with walking. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Get up and walk; keep moving. Mo... Wed, 1 May 2013 23:18:29 EST April Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x52779319 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of April. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. We want you to motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start simple and walk. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you). We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 11:02:10 EST March Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x52337394 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of March. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. We want you to motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise or to exercise more frequently.. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start simple and walk. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps. (Do whatever is right for you.) We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:23:08 EST February Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x51935889 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of February. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. Maybe you will motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> If you have not been exercising, start simple and walk. Post your activities. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps (or whatever is right for you) and 30-60 minutes of cardio daily. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> ... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 21:39:25 EST January 2013, Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x51404775 Do these New Year Resolutions sound familiar to anyone? <BR> <BR> 2007: I will get my weight down below 180. <BR> 2008: I will watch my calories until I get below 190. <BR> 2009: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200. <BR> 2010: I will try to develop a realistic attitude about my weight. <BR> 2011: I will work out 5 days a week. <BR> 2012: I will work out 3 days a week. <BR> 2013: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week. <BR> <BR> Don't let this be you. St... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:00:49 EST December Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x51045293 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of December . <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps and 30 minutes of cardio daily. My goal is now up to 10000 steps a day. If you can do more, great; set personal daily goals; listen to your body and do what you can, I repeat, do what you can- but do something. Get moving. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> Motion is lotion. Keep movin... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:47:21 EST November Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x50648322 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of November. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories. You will motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps (or whatever is right for you), and 60 minutes of cardio daily. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Get up; keep moving. Motion is lotion for your joints. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:50:34 EST October Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x50197741 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of October. <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully you will motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps (or whatever is right for you, I am at 5,000) and 30 minutes of cardio daily. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Get up and move. Motion is lotion for your joints. <BR> <BR> Alan Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:59:08 EST September Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x49725143 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities (whatever they may be) for the month of September. <BR> <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps and 30 minutes of cardio daily. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Show and post your daily steps. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Get up and move. Keep your joints lubricated. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 17:56:28 EST August Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x49261048 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities (whatever they may be) for the month of August. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps (or whatever is right for you) and 30 minutes of cardio daily. We have many members who do much more walking than they realize. Get a $5 Pedometer and show us your numbers. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Get up and move. Keep your joints lubricated. St... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:28:52 EST Hello Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x48869757 Hi. I'm a 24-year old woman. 164 cm tall and I weigh 64.5 kg at the moment. I would like to go down to about 58kg and tone up my body. I have alwayst used crash diets that never got my anywhere, so this time I'm making sure I eat plenty of healthy food throughout the day and work out a few times a week. I have been doing this for 2 weeks now but I seem to be putting weight on :-( I do not want to starve myself. Don't know what to do Sat, 7 Jul 2012 12:34:02 EST Hello Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x48868844 Hi. I'm a 24-year old woman. 164 cm tall and I weigh 64.5 kg at the moment. I would like to go down to about 58kg and tone up my body. I have always used crash diets that never got me anywhere, so this time I'm making sure I eat plenty of healthy food throughout the day and work out a few times a week. I have been doing this for 2 weeks now but I seem to be putting weight on :-( I do not want to starve myself. Don't know what to do Sat, 7 Jul 2012 11:23:10 EST June exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x48347311 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of June. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps (or whatever is right for you) and 30 minutes of cardio daily. <BR> (I am now consistently hitting over 5,000 steps so I will strive to hit 10,000 steps 3 times a week.) We have many members who probably do more walking than they realize. Get a $5 Pedometer and show us your numbers. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our t... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 23:08:56 EST May Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x47855013 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of May. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps (or whatever is right for you) and 30 minutes of cardio daily. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Get up and move. Keep your joints lubricated. Strive for posting every day. <BR> <BR> Alan Tue, 1 May 2012 09:26:13 EST April Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x47394360 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of April. <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps and 30 minutes of cardio daily. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Just move. Keep your joints lubricated. Strive for posting every day. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:34:10 EST March Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x46841969 Winter blues people? Most people have not been posting. <BR> <BR> This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of March . <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps and 30 minutes of cardio daily. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Motion is lotion. Just move. Strive for posting every day. <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 06:16:05 EST February Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x46372595 This is the thread for posting your daily exercise activities for the month of February . <BR> <BR> Strive for 10,000 steps and 30 minutes of cardio daily. <BR> <BR> Post any activity that burns calories and hopefully motivate someone else on our team to try a new exercise. <BR> <BR> Motion is lotion. Keep moving. Strive for posting every day. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 23:28:24 EST New and Looking for Healthy Weight Loss Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x45244196 Hi Everyone! <BR> I know my page says I have been here since 2009; however I must have set up a page and never did anything more. However; I am now very ready to make some changes to my health. Thanks to my dear friend Chairul I have found my way (back) to Spark People. I broke my elbow over the summer which forced me to not be able to exercise and forced me to be on medication that was weight gaining. Although I love my job I spent a lot of time sitting in front of the computer or in the ... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:36:01 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x41628732 Hello Spark Community! As a new member, I am excited to get started and hope, with the support of others, I will eventually reach my goals. I am a Junior in college who weighs 20 lbs more than I did the start of my freshman year. Since I am a future healthcare professional and have studied nutrition, physiology, anatomy (etc.), I feel hypocritical by continuing to deprive myself of the proper nutrition and exercise I have learned that my body needs! I struggle sticking to a program and have n... Wed, 4 May 2011 17:54:40 EST Hello Spark Buddies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x41555494 My name is Maria. i just started being active here on Spark People and i love the site. I am fairly new to the whole and "blogging" but there is a lot i would like to learn about the site. Any helping hands out there? Thank You to everyone who shares their story, it helps me to stay on my journey. Thanks, Maria Sun, 1 May 2011 16:14:38 EST What changes have you made since joining SP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x40586343 Since it has been over a year since anyone has posted in any of the discussion threads I thought I would start a new one. <BR> My weight has stayed about the same since I joined, but I am becoming more active. Trying to loose weight is hard, trying not to gain weight is even harder! (At least for me!) Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:51:49 EST Sparkpeople Trivia Points Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x40127924 Anybody else play Sparkpeople Trivia every day? Wanna have a thread posting your points? Show the day's score, current month's score, and your year's score to date. <BR> For me today: <BR> 43,80,67 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 19:47:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x36904625 Hello, I am new to spark people, I am trying to get more active and healthy in my life, so I can maintain a healthy weight. I am a litte worried because I usually begin a diet and then fall back into my usual routine. Patience is not usually a virtue in my possession haha, so I think the problem for me is that if I don't see some sort of result, for what seems to me like a lot of work, then I just quit and tell myself that I will start later. I recently decided to quit drinking for awhile,... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:58:05 EST HI; Been here on sparks for a year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x36397560 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I was looking through my groups or teams and realized I have been here for a year. During Jan and Feb of this year, I had gotten down by 30 pounds. I gained back to between 245-254 pounds. Kinda hubbering around for the last 2 months. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let you guys know about the exercise that took off those thirty pounds earlier this year. I was treading water as hard as I could take it for an hour. Guess how many calories??? 1248 calories per hour; No w... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:40:48 EST walk10more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x33245490 Restarting my pledge to get to my goal weight. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 15:45:17 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x32937216 My name is Terry I am a 48 year old woman who has been married to the same man for almost 29 years. I have two boys (now Men). My boys are both engaged this year and will be getting married in the next 15 months. I just became a grandmother to a beautiful girl. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 15:56:06 EST Hi to all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x32412217 I joined spark over a year ago, but once again fell off the wagon and soon stopped using. I lost some weight the first time, but havent kept much of it off. I am back and here to stay this time. I am soon going to be graduating nursing and after all the stress of going back to school a little later than I should have I have a few (or lots) of pounds to lose before that celebration vacation. I want to be a happier, more comfortable me!! Not to mention I want to look good on the beach!! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 16:49:18 EST Dra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x31994236 I am truly frustrated with this process. <BR> I worked out for 30 minutes burned a total of 250 calories and got on the scale this morning and guess what I gained 3 pounds. Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:48:49 EST A Hungry Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x31977646 i have spent almost all of Family day exercising, and setting up my fitness and food tracking, Also worked on my smartpage. Not looking forward to making supper and i am procrastinating cause i am so hungry and am sooooo over my calorie count and i will be nibbling... <BR> <BR> Not a very good start <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> i am hungry and weak <em>234</em> Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:15:37 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x31697413 I'm planning to start on Monday Feb 8th and I really need encouragement from people like me, overweight :( Thu, 4 Feb 2010 17:03:55 EST What Will Be Your Biggest Holiday Temptation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x30327267 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>428</em> <BR> Holidays are tough on dieters! We all know that. What is your biggest holiday temptation and what is your plan to avoid or deal with that temptation? <BR> <BR> I can tell you mine.... my mom makes about 8 kinds of homemade candy every Christmas, has it out during the holidays and sends the "leftovers" home with us. I have fought this temptation for years and not been very successful. This year, I will allow myself one piece of a couple of m... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:24:15 EST Team Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x28691641 I recently replied to SparkPeople's request for someone to volunteer to be a team leader. Is that the right title? I forget what the title is but it is someone who can manage our page, try to keep the team going, etc. <BR> <BR> I recently was going over some of the older posts to learn more about our team and I saw that several months ago there was a request for Team Goals that had not been responded to. <BR> <BR> I have added a couple of basic team goals for us. They include: Drink 8 ... Sun, 27 Sep 2009 16:06:39 EST Weight Loss Surgery- Long post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x28454485 I am one week from having gastric bypass. I planned on having lapband but my surgeon felt that the damage to my esophagus from GERD was not compatible with the lapband. He said that in most cases GERD is actually reduced with bypass so he wanted me to consider that surgery. <BR> <BR> Some time ago, someone on this forum asked in general about weight loss surgery. I replied and told her my plans for lapband surgery. Immediately, there were responses about what a bad thing surgery was, how ... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 14:52:08 EST It's Good To Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x28345616 It's good to know that I have found a place to come and be able to express how I am feeling and not get crazy looks as if no ones what I am talking about. thank you Sparkpeople. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:09:14 EST Deb in Ar- new and going to do this different http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x28065509 Hi everyone! I am new here and ready to make a change. I am a mom of 2, my oldest is 19 and married,my baby is turning 16 in October. I have been married for 20 years to my best friend and a wonderful father, Anthony. He has loved me no matter what size I have been.... Two years ago I was wearing a nice size 14 and weighing in at 190ish lbs. Now.... I am wearing who knows what size (its all stretchy stuff) and weighing in (i guess) around 245lbs. I am gonna weigh myself tomorrow and see where... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 21:54:48 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x27778925 Hey all, <BR> My name is Leigha and I started on spark about a month before I moved to Alabama. Now that things are finally starting to settle down I am excited to give my full attention to my weight loss goals. I am interested in going into the military and know that I need to loose weight to meet their requirments. Due to my age I am cutting it close. For now I am at home most of the time and can really focus on getting my exercises done, but I know myself. I sometimes need that little... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 06:46:24 EST Getting on Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x27719209 Hi, everyone! I kept avoiding it, but I think I am finally going to give Spark People a fighting chance! I have about 18 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight and I need some real motivation. My sister-in-law has used this website for quite some time and has nothing but wonderful things to say about it. I'm hoping for the same! Sat, 15 Aug 2009 10:52:28 EST Just Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x27634802 I first looked at Sparks back in February. I was in school and had a very hectic schedule so I knew it was not realistic to make changes at that point. I am now finished with school and have decided to work on making me even better. I am in my mid-40s and need to lose about 19 pounds as well as getting me back in shape. Tue, 11 Aug 2009 15:12:27 EST I think I'm finally going to do this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x27584694 I've been a member of SparkPeople for a while now, but I haven't really gotten involved. Okay... I haven't gotten involved at ALL. It pops up in my head every once in a while-- that little voice that says "Hey, you. Get with the program. You signed up for that thing! Maybe you should use it!" But all this time, I've been ignoring it. Well, I am ignoring no longer. I am officially introducing myself, so that you know who I am, and you can poke me when you haven't heard from me in a whil... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 14:18:29 EST Another "better late than never" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x26656593 I never thought to look for SP-class teams! <BR> Well here I am. <BR> <BR> Im Tina, Im 35 and a SAHM to 4 year old twin boys. We live in Washington state. <BR> <BR> I first found SP years ago (and if I would have actually worked it, I would have reached goal a long time ago). I revisited it again though, when I started to realize that the athletic (and thin and active) people around me all had something in common -- they all worked out, had goals and did this every day. <BR> <BR> This ... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:59:15 EST Better Late than Never http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x26037926 Ok, so I'm a few months behind!! Yes, I started Spark People back in February with the rest of you and have tracked my nutrition and exercise. I have huddled and read articles, but never really made time to check out team pages or spark pages. So, I'm finally making time! As I stated on my Spark Page, I've always been a meat, potato and bread eater. If the vegetable wasn't fried, don't even ask me to try it! Fruit? What's that? Anyway, you get the picture. I have PVC's which started ... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:02:30 EST Greetings Classmates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x25196202 OK. I didn't know there were Spark classes until today so I thought to look mine up. Honestly.......WE ROCK!!!!! <BR> I've been here since 2-14 and have followed the tracking and exercise regimen to the letter. So happy to report that since then, I've lost over 40 lbs. I'm finally nearing my target weight but intend to stay right here not only to maintain it, but keep at the healthier (and happier) lifestyle changes I've made. Looking forward to meeting and hangin' with you all. Fri, 1 May 2009 18:14:23 EST What I Did Right Today . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x24413170 It seems so easy to make mistakes and then get locked into beating ourselves up over them. I'd like to help turn that around by starting this thread for us to focus on what we do right for ourselves. It doesn't have to be big things. Anything that is a positive step toward a healthy lifestyle works and you can add as many "things you did right" as you want. Maybe we can get some ideas from each other for ways to make our new healthier lifestyle easier to achieve. And, CERTAINLY, we can cheer ... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 22:07:02 EST Cooking Sampler. HELP ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x24243815 I am really bad at cooking supper and having to taste everything to make sure it has the right spice, too much salt, not enough salt, etc. Does anybody have any ideas on how I can get away from doing that. I know it adds a few extra calories everytime I dip in the spaghetti sauce, taste the gravy, lick the peanut butter knife, etc. HELP! <BR> <em>230</em> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 20:29:16 EST Did You Know? (from Woman's Day Eating Light mag.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x24196453 Did You Know? <BR> <BR> If you consume 100 fewer calories a day, you can lose 10 pounds in a year. Here are three easy ways to cut calories; for more tips visit eatright.org. <BR> <BR> 1. Put your fork down and take a sip of water between bites. It takes 20 minutes for your brain to know your stomach is full. <BR> <BR> 2. Serve yourself on a salad plate to reduce portions. <BR> <BR> 3. Fill up on high-fiber fruits, veggies and whole grains, which make you feel full. <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 23:06:45 EST Total Makeover contest - please vote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x24160070 to vote click here - http://totalmakeover.gofusionfitness.com/v<BR>oting.php <BR> <BR> I am so excited that I fit into my black dress! I could not fit in it before I started this contest! And now – 6 weeks later – here I am – 10 pounds lighter and many inches smaller! And here I am - having my photo taken by an incredible Photography studio – Revival Arts Studio – in my black dress! <BR> <BR> The past 6 weeks have been challenging, and life giving. It truly has been “death to self”, as ... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:33:56 EST The American Diabetes Alert Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x24066562 Sound the alert — are you or a loved one at risk for diabetes? <BR> <BR> The American Diabetes Alert Day is a one-day, “wake-up” call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes. The American Diabetes Association encourages people to take the Diabetes Risk Test and find out if they, or their loved ones, are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Observed on the fourth Tuesday of every March, the 21st annual American Diabetes Alert Day is Tuesday, March 24, 2009. <BR> <... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:22:15 EST Things I Like About My Body . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x24065333 Things I like about my body are: <BR> <BR> 1. my dark brown eyes <BR> 2. my little slightly turned up nose <BR> 3. how amazingly strong my body is despite the abuse I've heaped on it over the years <BR> 4. how well my heart and lungs work <BR> 5. my muscular legs (yes, they're still muscular even under all the flab) <BR> 6. my body's flexibility. <BR> <BR> Can you see the good things about you and your body, too? What are they? <BR> <BR> Kathy <BR> <em>88</em> Mon, 23 Mar 2009 20:42:15 EST Thought for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23992196 Thought for the Day: <BR> <BR> "What lies behind us and what lies before us are <BR> small matters compared to what lies within us." <BR> (Ralph Waldo Emerson) <BR> <BR> Kathy <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 08:32:21 EST New Question - Getting aggravated.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x23884444 Why do my calorie/nutrition goals keep changing? I input my goals for the week, calc the proteins/fat/carbs, and then two days later it has changed on its own! I am assuming it is based upon my activity, but is there a way to make it stop? I base my calories on a number that takes into account my planned activity for the week. If I do not notice the numbers have changed, it messes up my whole plan! Very frustrating. Any help is appreciated. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 15:00:22 EST Kashi GoLean Roll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23825598 <em>38</em> Has anyone tried these Kashi GoLean Rolls? I saw them in a magazine and am wondering if they're any good. What do you think? Should I try them? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Kathy <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 20:06:38 EST Beauty Sleep (Better Home & Gardens My Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23650270 <em>102</em> This short article appeared in the Better Homes & Gardens special interest publication, My Weight Loss. Lack of sleep is a huge issue for me, so I was very interested in how important sleep is relative to weight. I hope you enjoy: <BR> <BR> Beauty Sleep <BR> <BR> Sleeping too much or too little could pack on the pounds. Scientists at Laval University in Quebec tracked sleep habits and weight changes in 276 adults for six years. Compared to people who slept seven to eight hour... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:30:31 EST Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23621872 The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. <BR> <BR> Attitude, to me is more important than facts. <BR> <BR> It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do. <BR> <BR> It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. <BR> <BR> It will make or break a company...a church...a home. <BR> <BR> The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day rega... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 08:12:17 EST Has anyone considered bariatric surgery? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x23618651 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa. I have been visiting Sparkteam for maybe 3 weeks or so. I don't get the chance to log in everyday, however I am going to commit to doing so. Has anyone ever considered bariatric surgery? I think gastric bypass is an extreme, but I have really been considering The Lap Band. It is reversible, quicker recovery period, adjustable, still allows the body to digest/process all food types. Gastric Bypass doesn't and it results in running straight to the bat... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 02:26:59 EST Why I'm Committed to My New Healthy Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23613662 I'm committed to my new healthy lifestyle because: <BR> <BR> I need more energy to walk my furry best friends because the deserve to be out more getting the exercise they need; <BR> <BR> I want to enjoy a long and healthy retirement; <BR> <BR> I want to sleep better; <BR> <BR> I want to feel better, less achy, and have more energy; <BR> <BR> I want to shop in "regular" stores and actually like the clothes I wear. <BR> <BR> This is the beginning of my list. How about you? Why are you com... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 21:59:35 EST Challenge #4 - March 8 - 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x23611244 Sorry to be getting this up so late everyone - it's been a crazy week! <BR> <BR> This week it's back to basics. As everyone becomes comfortable with their program sometimes we get a little relaxed on the basics that make the program successful. This week: <BR> <BR> 1 - log your food every day <BR> 2 - drink at least 8 glasses of water a day <BR> 3 - eat at least 3 servings of vegetables a day <BR> 4 - exercise - add 10 minutes to your regular routine (don't have a regular routine? make on... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 20:45:46 EST What's your weather today (emoticons)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x23549723 <em>67</em> <em>27</em> Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:46:50 EST How do you feel? (emoticons only) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x23549668 <em>213</em> <BR> <em>241</em> Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:44:50 EST Reports http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x23482084 Does anyone know if there is a report or something that contrasts calories in from food tracked vs calories burned from cardio tracked? Wed, 4 Mar 2009 14:26:27 EST lurelnley's word game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x23428983 "a fun word game also is one where you say a quote, could be a movie, song, play, anything, and someone either has to do another line from the same show/movie or take one of the words in it"- lurelnley <BR> <BR> "somewhere over the rainbow" <BR> "i got over you" <BR> "you light up my life" <BR> " my life would suck without you" <BR> <BR> I am copying this here to its own thread so we can get it rolling too. <BR> Tue, 3 Mar 2009 06:01:39 EST Need help figuring fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x23423902 <em>38</em> I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show today and spent about 6 hours on my feet, walking the floor of the Convention Center and getting up and down off the floor to take pictures. If it were you, would you count that toward your fitness goals at all and, if so, how would you count it? Mon, 2 Mar 2009 22:46:49 EST Something to Consider . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23393173 Monday, March 2, 2009 <BR> <BR> Set yourself free <BR> <BR> There is no outside force holding you back. You are holding you back and you are blaming it on someone or something else. <BR> <BR> The way you are able to continue holding yourself back is by maintaining the illusion that you're a victim. Once you release that illusion, you will naturally and easily move forward. <BR> <BR> In fact, it is easier to fulfill your best possibilities than it is to avoid them. So let go of the blame... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:26:18 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23387022 Hey everyone did you realize our teams are ranked by fitness minutes. Lets have a challenge to be #1 next month. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 23:52:46 EST Challenge #3 - March 1 - 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x23349341 This week we are going to keep things simple, especially since I expect you to all join in this month's fitness challenge! <BR> <BR> This week I want everyone to break a habit. Sometimes we become so used to doing something that we do it without thinking - like taste testing as we cook. This week I want you to post one habit - big or small - that you would like to change and work toward changing it. Post how you think you will be able to break this - what you need to do. Post on this thr... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:11:51 EST March Minutes - a full month fitness challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x23348833 OK, team, it's time for our first full monthly challenge! I think everyone has had at least a couple of weeks now to get familiar with the site and get into a comfort zone. Now it's time to kick it up a notch! This month it's time to get up and get moving! Everyone can do some type of exercise, even if it's only to lift your arms up & down, now it's time to push yourself a little more. <BR> <BR> First, make a fitness pledge. My pledge is to work out at least 4 days a week for at least 4... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 19:47:36 EST Girl Scout Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23277232 Came today... oh no!!! I made a big plate of cookies and put it out on my desk for my coworkers. Better them than I. <em>24</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:23:12 EST Good Morning! Must Share "Make the World Sparkle" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23269352 Make the world sparkle <BR> <BR> What can you do to give life substance and meaning? How can you express the unique miracle of your existence? <BR> <BR> The deepest purpose you feel, drives every other purpose in your life. Allow that ever-abiding, timeless purpose to be fully nourished by your actions. <BR> <BR> See the beautiful reality that is hidden by nothing more than the shallow distractions of your mind. Feel the energy of life as it flows through your every experience. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:44:29 EST Link to WW article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23182503 <link>www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/inde<BR>x_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=49051&sc=3039 </link> <BR> <BR> This is a link to a WW article called 25 Little Tips for Big Weight Loss. Hope it helps someone. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:41:49 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23146714 How do I get motivated to get off the couch and into to the floor to exercise? Sun, 22 Feb 2009 14:42:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x23141907 I am starting my third week with SP and I love it. I am motivated and love keeping track of the food that I put in my mouth. I love to eat and keeping the amount of food in check is very hard for me. <BR> <BR> I am going to be 50 on March 20th and I hope to be on my way to a healthier life style! <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening..... <em>4</em> <em>4</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 11:52:24 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x23138863 I'm just your everyday average person who is obese with a thinner person screaming to get out. I'm divorced and I have one grown son and two grandsons ages 10 and 17. We live 650 miles apart so my life is not as complete as it could/should be because I have been away from them for so many years. With the help of sitters I am the caregiver of my 83 year old mother. I am an LPN and work full time. My life and my time is really not my own anymore because I am on my mother's time table and no... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:08:27 EST Challenge #2 - February 22 - 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x23125408 Welcome to the second team challenge - this week we are going to kick it up a notch! I decided to make this another 1 week challenge and we will have our first full month challenge for the month of March. Here's the list for this week: <BR> <BR> 1 - Nutrition challenge - eat within calorie range 1 point <BR> 2 - Nutrition challenge - eat at least 2 servings of dairy per day - 1 point <BR> 3 - Exercise challenge - try 1 new exercise per day - try an SP exercise or one of your own - 2 points... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 18:45:15 EST Smoothies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23123018 As part of my desire to eat healthier, I've decided to make it a goal to eat breakfast everyday. I'd been toying with the idea of beginning to make breakfast smoothies and, on Monday, finally cracked (Presidents' Day Sales...couldn't help it) and bought myself a personal blender to make them easy and portable to take with me to work. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm in the fun stage of playing around and figuring out what my favorite recipes are. I've gotten the impression that a lot of people make them ... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:51:47 EST need help for hanging out with friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23120752 Yesterday was a bad day for me. I was doing well to begin with. I was eating well and excercised. Then I went out with several friends. We went to dinner. My orignial plan was healthy bit then everyone stared with me. Why was I so concerned with my weight. They all know that this isn't just about weight in the past 5 years I have been through 6 kidney surgeries and 2 intestinal surgeries. I will do anything I can never to end up in the hospital again. Needless to say I folded and end... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 14:58:50 EST starting weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23095285 150 as of today, and after four weeks of barry's bootcamp (original weight on day 1 of barry's was 155) Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:34:36 EST I don't understand what went wrong. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23048968 Yesterday I ate lunch and dinner, even had a snack and some soda. But at the end of the day I didn't even make the 1,000 calorie mark. Did I do a good job? Isn't being under that much a bad thing? My range is 1,280-1630. Would this have been a good day if I'd had breakfast? Does this happen to anyone else? Thu, 19 Feb 2009 06:39:19 EST MIA for many months so a 2nd time newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x23046265 hi everyone hugs, i fell off the wagon for several months so i am starting all over. it feels good to be here. hugs to all <BR> <BR> <BR> mary Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:29:24 EST Just Join This Team and Trying To Learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x23012723 I`ve read alot of post here already in the past day. I`m really getting serious about this lose weight program. I`m about 310 aiming to get to 175 by this time next year. <BR> <BR> Was wondeering if someone could guide me to the place where I can have the chart of my weight loss on my replys. <BR> <BR> I think it is interesting to see this on post because for everyone it is a proud moment to see the meter move. <BR> <BR> Have a great day--I`m know I`m going to have one when I can put my f... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:44:08 EST Hello to SP Class of Feb 8-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22987704 Hi since joining the team I have been joining groups and checking out the site. There is so much to look at but it is interesting. I am a stay at home mom with 3 teenagers 17/14/14 yes twins! I want to lose weight but more then that I want to get into better physical shape. Getting into a lifestyle that I can add to my family life now is very important because as we all know how busy our lifes are I want something I can do now and something I will maintain for the future. Looking forw... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:52:19 EST Don't Quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22974087 Don't Quit <BR> <BR> When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, <BR> And you feel like the biggest failure in town. <BR> When you want to give up just because you gave in, <BR> and forget all about being healthy and thin. <BR> So What! You went over your points a bit, <BR> It's your next move that counts . . . So don't you quit! <BR> It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change. <BR> It's learning the skills to get back in your range. <BR> It's telling yourself, "You've done ... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:49:59 EST Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22972904 Hi everyone. Still feeling my way through the website and there is so much to do I guess I forgot to introduce myself. I invite you all to visit my SparkPage although it is still in progress I keep updating it and adding a little more so pretty soon it will look like I want it to. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:10:17 EST How do you change settings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x22961596 On my Start Page it says that I am a SPark5 - not looking to lose weight by to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This is not true I want to lose 100+ lbs. Can anyone tell me where to go to switch whatever I turned on to make it so I can lose lbs. Thanks Mon, 16 Feb 2009 14:41:32 EST Weight Loss Tips from ZenHabits.net (abridged) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22942208 General weight loss tips <BR> <BR> Remember to keep your goals in sight to motivate yourself. <BR> <BR> 5 Word Diet Plan - and the only one that works: Eat Less and Move More! <BR> <BR> Ultimately weight loss is about the balance between calories taken in and calories burned. Take the weight you want to be and the activity level that you maintain and calculate the number of calories that you should eat to maintain that weight. Now you have to eat fewer calories than this number, on avera... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:07:02 EST Challenge #1 - February 16 - 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x22941533 Welcome to our first team challenge! We're going to start off with a few simple things to start so everyone can get familiar with SP. <BR> <BR> 1 - You need lots of water. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. You earn 1 point for every day you drink at least 8 glasses. <BR> <BR> 2 - Eat healthy. This week your goal is to log everything you eat into the SP nutrition tracker. Earn 1 point for every day you log and 1 more point for each day you're in your calorie range. <BR> <BR> 3 -... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 22:41:44 EST Weigh-Ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22938435 Hello all Newbies: I have a question, how many people weigh daily and how many weigh weekly? What is the best approach to weigh-ins, daily or weekly? thanks for your help with this question. <em>193</em> Sun, 15 Feb 2009 20:48:16 EST I'm overwhelmed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22925232 I joined yesterday and I am not sure what to do next! Is there a place where you have your own diet or healthy eating habit menu or plan? I need lots of motivation. Where is the best place to go for that? Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:30:20 EST Hi, I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22910004 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this site and forum. :) <BR> <BR> I joined so I could better track my nutritional and fitness goals. I have lost 70 lbs over the last 15 months and am working on losing the last 70 now. I look forward to learning more on this site and hopefully contributing where I can. <BR> <BR> Take care! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:05:36 EST Hii! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22909910 Hello everyone! I'm new to this website but I'm excited to be a part of it! I hope to lose at least 21 pounds by my 21st birthday (yay) and my entire goal by this time next year! <BR> Hopefully this works out! <BR> Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:01:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22896245 Hi everyone! My name is Sharon and I will hit the big "40" on the 24th. A co-worker told me about this site and it seems wonderful and just what I need. I'm close to the 200lb mark and I just hate it, my plan is to lose 50. I've been seeing my weight go up and up the past few years and I haven't been able to stick to a diet or exercise program. I just have no motivation to do anything, but I think with the help of this site I just might be able to. <em>30</em> <BR> I signed up couple days a... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 08:21:05 EST Hi from Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22883624 Hi I have been here a few days and LOVE it! I love all the support I am getting from everyone. This will make my journey so much easier than doing it alone. I am so glad I found all of you!! Fri, 13 Feb 2009 16:51:17 EST How often do you weigh yourself? Or plan to? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22854696 How often does everyone weigh themselves? Or how often do you plan to do so? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking I should probably make it a once a week thing but I worry that is too often. I don't know how long it really takes to start seeing results if I stick to my calories and walking. <BR> <BR> Cheers to everyone! <BR> <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> <em>193</em> <em>192</em> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:53:59 EST Hi, just checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22848722 I'm new to the team and back after frustrating times to sparkpeople. My goals are to loose the excess fat (not just weight, as muscles weigh more and I plan to get stronger), build stronger muscles and live healthier. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:16:44 EST weight posting question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22848144 This post has been relocated to the Sticky Topic Question thread. <BR> <BR> Is there somewhere in this team to edit your post every week, accumulating a list of your weekly weigh-ins. If not, could we have one? Like a sticky topic that you only post in one place but you can add to the post every week with your current weight. <BR> <BR> redfoxy Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:58:51 EST Introducing myself to Team forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22847346 Hi my name is Marsha and I'm from Hermitage,PA. I am married and have a son in his 3rd year at Youngstown State University. I like to read, walk, watch movies,cook and eat (ha-ha). I'm new at this and don't really know what I'm doing-could use any help you want to give. Talk to you later--Marsha Thu, 12 Feb 2009 13:33:15 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22837792 Good morning, I am new to a weight loss program. I am excited to work toward a goal. I know I need support, I can't do this alone. I joined the "Y" and have participated in a couple of workout sessions and plan on continuing. I am writing down what I eat and feel good about all of this. <BR> <BR> Deb Thu, 12 Feb 2009 08:54:50 EST hi, i'm flowergirl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22831665 Hi, I'm flowergirl and I'm new to this. It looks like a ton of fun. I hope it will help motivate me with my weight loss goals. The weekends are the hardest. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 23:49:45 EST Calling all Night Shifters. Others are welcome too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22827068 Hi everybody, <BR> I am calling all the Night shifters specially, <em>20</em> and other SP Class of February 8 - 14 members on general. I am looking for some help in terms of scheduling Workouts and what time do u do ur BREAKFAST, Lunch and dinner at the same time inco-operating your sleep. <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to get the response from all of you. <BR> <BR> Amber Wed, 11 Feb 2009 20:54:29 EST Do we get a yearbook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22809586 Wow, our own class; it's like high school all over again. I feel like I should be scribbling "Class of February 8-14, 2009 RULES!!!" on my notebook. :) <BR> <BR> That said, it's nice to be here. I'm mainly trying to keep track of my food intake, the very bane of my existence. I'd rather track online than write in a paper journal. Paper journals are so 20th century. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 11:32:25 EST Its 7:45pm here and I just joined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22795746 Hello! <BR> <BR> Wow! What a site! I thought I was addicted to Facebook and My Space!! This will be great for me!! <BR> <BR> Been working our reguarly since Sept 2008....Cardio and Weigh training are goaing well!! I just havent lost as much as I was hoping to!! I need help on my nutrition! Here I go!! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 22:45:28 EST New to Spark but Not to Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22791770 I'm 27 female currently living in Michigan. About 3 years ago, I lost 48 lbs dropping from my heaviest ever adult weight of 198. I stopped 10 lbs short of my goal of 140 b/c I was not using the healthiest methods to lose the weight (mostly starving myself on 700 or less calories and obsessively exercising) and it took a toll on myself and my relationship with my husband. <BR> Since then, I have regained and lost the same 10 lbs over and over again. <BR> I want to prove to myself that I can ... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 20:41:05 EST What are your planned rewards? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22787078 I've been wandering around the message boards and noticed that some people have their planned rewards posted in their signatures. Like, get a manicure after 10 pounds, buy new running shoes after 15 pounds lost, etc. <BR> <BR> It got me thinking about what I want to do to reward myself and I'm stumped. <BR> <BR> Are y'all planning rewards for yourself? If so, what? Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:01:53 EST Hello from Sussex, England! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22766042 Hello! <BR> I'm Darryl and I'm from 'sunny' Hastings! I just found this through google while I was searching for a fancy program to record my fitness and weight loss progress. <BR> I'm a writer and am always looking for inspiration and ideas so if you're a creative too or just need someone to talk to for support and motivation, feel free to drop me a line. <BR> Take care. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 07:36:27 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22748832 Hello everyone...I am trying to lose my last 8 pounds and get down to where I was when I met my hubby...I have managed to lose 17 pounds so far and would like to lose 8 more...Wish me luck... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 17:02:50 EST Hi Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22745155 Hi guys! I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Sarah, I live in Idaho, and I have about 25lbs. left to lose! I want to enlist in the Navy, but in order to do that I have to meet a weight max or make a certain percent body fat. When I started this journey, back in July, I had 60lbs. to lose, so I've done really well so far. I just heard about this website and thought it would be a great place to keep me motivated one those days that I'm down. Well, even on those days that I feel G... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 15:10:41 EST Let's Share our BEST tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22736972 We're all new this week. Maybe we can get to know each other better by sharing our best tips for weight loss and keeping ourselves motivated enough to exercise. <BR> <BR> Post anything you can think of -- you never know what will help someone else out. :) Mon, 9 Feb 2009 11:33:58 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22694918 Hi I'm Michelle, just literally joined today and hoping the determination sticks long enough to actually lose this weight. Sun, 8 Feb 2009 05:40:46 EST Weekly weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22680679 This thread is for you to post your weekly weigh in. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:07:20 EST Got a question? Ask it here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9828x26814x22680597 This thread is for any questions you may have. Please click reply for a box to come up so you can post your question(s). Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:03:54 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9829x26814x22680536 This forum is for challenges we will be having each week starting Feb. 16, 2009. The challenges will be open for everyone to participate. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 15:00:50 EST Tell us about you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x26814x22680485 Come on in and tell us about you ... where you're from, hobbies, amount of weight you want to lose .. etc. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 14:58:45 EST Daily check in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x26814x22680438 This thread is for team members to check in everyday and let others know how they are doing. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 14:56:40 EST