SparkPeople Psychologists et al. Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28865 For psychologists, to-be psychologists, and those who just love the study of behavior. Together we should be able to figure out this weight/health thing, right? Join us! SparkPeople Psychologists et al. Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=28865 Hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x55765342 I'm Brittany! <BR> I left an announcement for you guys. Feel free to message me or post here if you want to chat! Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:33:55 EST What will you do differently when you get to goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x55110732 We are all here because we are working on making changes, some of us have been at it for a long while. <BR> <BR> Have you made your goal? <BR> <BR> Are you in maintenace? <BR> <BR> What percentage of your goal still stands before you? <BR> <BR> What have you done differently to maintain, if you have reached goal? <BR> <BR> How have you motivated yourself to overcome relapse and sustain ? Wed, 2 Oct 2013 08:53:29 EST depressed friend - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x54698407 My friend who used to run a support group for depression is down for the count. He has been struggling for almost two months. I spent the day with him in an ER only for him to change his mind and find something (anything wrong with the inpatient facility they found) The emergency room is no place for these people. I have always wanted another route to a psych ward stay. <BR> <BR> I have been an advocate for consumers for a long time but am always stunned by the way they are routinely ... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 22:50:31 EST motivational quotes ? any that you like ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x54540625 I saw one while waiting for an elevator in a Veteran's hospital recently.: <BR> <BR> The self improvement elevator is broken. You must take the steps one step at a time! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:53:31 EST Sparkpoints and Fitness Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x54125207 Congratulations to our points leaders this week: <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> Sparkpoints Leaders <BR> <BR> 1.DR1939 <BR> 2.APRILSALDIVAR <BR> 3.JOEF2F <BR> 4.SPWHITESTONE <BR> 5.SARABENGSCH <BR> <BR> Fitness Points Leaders <BR> <BR> 1.JOEF2F <BR> 2.SPWHITESTONE <BR> 3.DR1939 <BR> 4.LEANVIXEN <BR> 5.ZZTATIZZ <BR> <BR> Let's keep us the good work! Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:05:58 EST Exercise is self treatment!- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x53301560 I joined a group about a month ago that I hike with around Philly. We met yesterday at a little outdoor restaurant on Rittenhouse square and had brunch before the walk! The guy who was sitting across from me was also a retired Psychologist and the guy next to me was a retired Psychiatric RN. The one thing we all had in common other than our professional experience was our belief that exercise is the best therapy both psychologically and physiologically. Activity is everything even more so... Sat, 11 May 2013 08:38:55 EST Proud to be the 100th member and to find you folks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x53274786 Hey I am a retired Psychologist and loving life. I would highly recommend retirement! <BR> I worked primarily with really difficult kids delinquents, disturbed, (troubled and troubling youth) in my career. Drifted toward administration cause I wanted to put my own troubling kids through college without being troubled by debt when they got out. I succeeded and so did they. <BR> <BR> I weighed 235 when I retired for good in Jan of 2013. I am now 210ish (you know the drill) <BR> one ste... Wed, 8 May 2013 23:43:01 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x53153728 Hi everybody, I'm Kat. I'm a psychology major with a long-time dream of being a clinical psychologist, helping people of all ages and aspects of life. Finally, I'm taking steps towards that dream, but I definitely don't look or feel the way I've dreamed. I have GAD, General Anxiety Disorder, like much of the world, and I know how to NOT help it...by being inactive and eating junk. Unfortunately, that's been most of my life, and I want to change. I'm looking forward to hopefully meeting some p... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:22:19 EST Ridiculously Easy Healthy Change of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x53031297 What tiny, ridicuoulsy easy healthy change are you going to make today? Let's record these here every day. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:18:20 EST Professional Highlight of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11243x28865x52850905 Let's use this part of our message board to talk about what went well this week in our professional lives. We'll be looking at the positives here and feeling grateful for having meaningful work. Write in and let us know what you feel good about thsi week. Sat, 6 Apr 2013 08:37:23 EST Emotional Eating Triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x52575250 What are everyone's triggers for emotional eating? Mine are being stressed, tired, and anxious. I find that I eat to delay starting a task that I'm not sure I can do well. I'm trying to be aware of my triggers and use alternate coping strategies - ones that don't pack on the pounds and guilt! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:56:47 EST Goals for the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x52575225 What are everyone's health and fitness goals for this week? Mine are to walk at least 7200 steps per day and to refrain from emotional eating. Post your goals and then we'll cheer you on. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:54:33 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x51554832 Hey everyone... I'm a graduate student in psychology with hypothyroidism. I had a lot of trouble getting diagnosed (almost a year) and I'm still not feeling awesome. In high school, I weighed 135 and was maybe a bit too thin for my height, but now I'm at 188lbs, despite eating healthy and exercising as often as a graduate student can. I am now trying Alli to help a bit; haven't had any negative side effects so far. <BR> <BR> I like to play tennis and soccer, read, write, play video games, an... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:46:49 EST The Congress of1869's Attitude toward Women Voting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x51014257 In the film Lincoln the House was arguing whether emancipation of the Negro meant Negroes could vote. A Representative arguing against the amendment asked "How would you feel if Negroes could vote?" The response was divided by party but did not engender a loud, raucous response. He then asked "How would you feel if women could vote?" The entire House rose as one (well, almost the entire house) yelling loudly. Raucous is a mild description. As this movie is based on Doris Kearnes Goodwin... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 11:08:17 EST Daily Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x46308403 I'm starting a new topic for us. Let's use this thread to check in and let everyone know how we're doing. I'll start... <BR> <BR> Today was a good diet day - the first in a long time. I feel like at I'm in the early action stages of making some important changes. I'm happy to at least be through the precontemplation and comtemplation stages! <BR> <BR> Food was good, but I'm not back on track with exercise yet. And to make matters worse, I pulled am muscle in my back today while clean... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 18:19:57 EST I am new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x45525369 I am an emotional eater and am hoping this team will help me to control this demon of emotional eating. <em>29</em> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:38:20 EST Shout-Outs for November 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x45253690 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> CLARETONJOURNEY <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> YASMINSHORTER <BR> MFRUNNER <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> JOYEISH <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> EVELYN208 <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> ELIZRN <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> 7REBECCA7 <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes lead... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 04:42:12 EST Shout-Outs for November 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44942496 Our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> MFRUNNER <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> JOYEISH <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> MYEMESIE <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> EVELYN208 <BR> FITMYPANTS09 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> ELIZRN <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> <BR> and our Fitness Minutes leaders are: <BR> <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> DR1939 <BR> L... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:10:47 EST Anybody going to NASP in February? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44942269 I'll be at the convention on the 23rd & 24th - I'd love to meet up with any team members - Sun, 6 Nov 2011 05:09:40 EST Shout-Outs for October 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44719156 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> LINDA! <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> ELIZRN <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> JOYEISH <BR> ANNEVISION <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> LT30030 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <B... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 05:38:07 EST Shout-Outs for October 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44608904 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> LINDA! <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> ELIZRN <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> JOYEISH <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> HERE-N-NOW <BR> ANNEVISION <BR> LT30030 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> SYT2011 <BR> ZZTATIZZ <... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 05:32:36 EST Shout-Outs for October 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44379933 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> SYT2011 <BR> FOOFIT1 <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> KATER-C <BR> ELIZRN <BR> <BR> and a Loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> You all RO... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 05:10:33 EST Shout-Outs for September 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44265661 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> LT30030 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> KATER-C <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> TLRANEL <BR> ELIZRN <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> <BR> and a Loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> HERE-N-NOW <BR> KERIP5 <BR> SYT2011 <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> L... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:38:34 EST Shout-Outs for September 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44141607 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> LINDA! <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> LT30030 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> KATER-C <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> ELIZRN <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> KERIP5 <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> CCT... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 06:48:55 EST New Years 2012 Resolultion in Action http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44059819 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=53146 </link> <BR> <BR> Last year I started a Resolution run team here at Sparks. It is a team that has a finite life. I am doing the same this year. Curtis and I will do the Ottawa 10 km Resolution run there are other "official Resolution Runs", but I am encouraging Sparks People to sign up to do anything that makes a New Years Resolution an action rather than a thought. <BR> <BR> I am from Ottawa, ON, Canada and if there ar... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:10:16 EST PSYCHOLOGY & YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44058337 I was pondering and I wondered what made you enter into our field, does it satisfy you, do you incorporate any other forms of wellness or healing into your practice and where do you see yourself in 10 years? :) PEACE! Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:56:53 EST Shout-Outs for September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x44019800 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> LINDA! <BR> LT30030 <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> KATER-C <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> ELIZRN <BR> AUDREYM82 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> KERIP5 <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> EVOL... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 05:36:47 EST Introductions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x43905565 Hello, team. I've been in Spark People for over a year--have tried several teams and decided to stick with just one. Until this week that is, when I found out about this team. I'm a school psychologist with 30+ years of experience, working with a special education cooperative. I need to lose at least 50 pounds. Until recently, I haven't had much success with the weight loss part, but have made a commitment to exercise. Facing many changes at work and stress with family health issues--fa... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 21:55:01 EST Shout-Outs for August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x43648851 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> JOYEISH <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> ELIZRN <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> LINDA! <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> DR1939 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPA... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 08:22:11 EST Wardrobe advice, please - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x43444840 What should I wear for my proposal defense (1st 3 chapters) - I'm planning for sometime between Columbus Day and Thanksgiving - <BR> <BR> I'm assuming that student jeans are not appropriate <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 06:01:21 EST Shout-Outs for August 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x43409361 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> TLRANEL <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> ELIZRN <BR> CRIS76 <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> LINDA! <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> DR1939 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> EPA... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 05:22:35 EST What to Say When Clients Notice Your Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x43284801 I've been losing weight pretty rapidly since starting the 17 Day Diet in the beginning of June. Many friends and colleagues have noticed and commented on the weight loss, and I'm anticipating that clients may do the same soon. Any ideas about what to say? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 08:47:43 EST Story of the id, ego, and superego http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x43277186 The Story of the Id, Ego, and Superego <BR> <BR> Question: Can we have sex? <BR> <BR> Id: Sure! I want it right here, right now! <BR> <BR> Superego: Heck, no! That's immoral! <BR> <BR> Ego: I'll think about it. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:14:23 EST Shout-Outs for July 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x43030194 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> LINDA! <BR> JULIAJEAN2 <BR> SMARTLOSER <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> PAPAAMIKIE <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> ELIZRN <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> JOYEISH <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> LINDA! <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR>... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 06:13:53 EST Shout-Outs for July 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x42902227 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> APARILSALDIVAR <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> SMARTLOSER <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> ELIZRN <BR> LILI77 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> LINDA! <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> LILI777 <BR> SMARTL... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 08:20:04 EST Shout-Outs for the week: 6/19-6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x42643663 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> LINDA! <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> ZZTATIZZ <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> SMARTLOSER <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> AUDREYM82 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> JOYEISH <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> LINDA! <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> DR1939 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPARKS423... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 07:30:35 EST New member :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x42383608 Hello everyone. I'm a graduate student in social psychology, and hopefully when I'm done with my studies I can get a postdoc and then a tenure-track job, or maybe a job as a statistician, or really any job that has me doing research and/or stats. <BR> <BR> I've recently rejoined sparkpeople and am happy to have found this group. I'm doing much better with sparkpeople this time around then when I was a member a few years ago, and I think the communities are a big part of that. I find I'm ge... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 15:34:34 EST The importance of word choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x42335207 We sometimes get so serious in our efforts that we forget to laugh, whether it's about a joke, a witty comment, or at ourselves. So, I thought it might be fun to start a just for fun thread that reminds us of the importance of humor. <BR> <BR> Here's an oldie but goodie: <BR> <BR> Psychiatrist to his nurse: 'Just say we're very busy. Don't keep saying 'It's a madhouse.'' Thu, 9 Jun 2011 16:27:53 EST I'm here, new to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x42296678 I used Spark People to take off about 20 pounds a few years ago and while I've kept it off, I'm still overweight (both technically and according to what I'm comfortable / feel healthy with). <BR> So I'm back! I want to join community more and see if that helps me stick to it. I often feel isolated and I'm learning to reach out more and seek support & here you are! I look forward to interacting with all of you. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 19:14:25 EST Shout-Outs for the week: 5/29-6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x42243244 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> APRILSALDIVAR <BR> LINDA! <BR> DR1939 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> GABBY308 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> CURSORYME <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> SMARTLOSER <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> LILI777 <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> DR1939 <BR> VAIDA_! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> LILI777 <BR> LINDA... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 07:20:11 EST New to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x42222946 I'm new here and a little less new at SparkPeople. I'm a psychologist (of the experimental sort) by training. Find myself teaching others (i.e., college students) the skills to better manage their lives but am having a dilly of a time taking my own medicine! That's why I'm here! Fri, 3 Jun 2011 22:16:44 EST What do you make of the "gender-free" baby? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x42119033 (this is a cross-post, since I thought this topic might interest this team as well) <BR> <BR> There was a story on the news over the weekend about a Canadian family who is raising their baby "gender-free" and is not disclosing the baby's biological sex publicly - they have two older male children. One female parent commented that "it is nobody's business what is between our baby's legs". <BR> <BR> I'm not sure that it is possible to raise a child "gender-free"... but apparently there has b... Mon, 30 May 2011 07:03:16 EST Shout-Outs for the week: 5/22-5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x42103132 a big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> GABBY308 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> LILI777 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> TLRANEL <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> SMARTLOSER <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> LINDA! <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> DLSMITH411 <B... Sun, 29 May 2011 08:35:01 EST New team member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x41996010 Hi! <BR> I was delighted to find the link to this team via Jennyjenn. I received my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling last year. No job so far. It seems no one wants to even interview a non licensed 59 year old when there are so many budget cuts in non profits as it is. It's OK, since I primarily went back to heal myself! I'll probably volunteer to facilitate groups for abused women at our local center. I lean towards the so-called 3rd wave therapies such as MBSR and ACT. <BR> First I'm work... Mon, 23 May 2011 15:46:47 EST I'm New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x41988033 Hey everyone, I'm getting a PhD in Applied Psychology. I graduated from undergraduate a few weeks ago and start my program in the fall. My research focuses on diversity in education. I'm obviously here to lose weight and feel better and I thought being able to talk to people who will understand the school/career aspect of my life would help me to stay on top of my mental game. =) Mon, 23 May 2011 09:23:34 EST Shout-outs for the week: 5/15-5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41967670 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> GABBY308 <BR> LILI777 <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> SEZOLOMIJ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> JENNYJENN18 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> TLRANEL <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EACHDAYNCHOIC... Sun, 22 May 2011 06:56:16 EST Shout-outs for the week - 5/8-5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41830299 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LILI777 <BR> LINDA! <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> SEJOLOMIJ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> TLRANEL <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> MUFTY16889 <... Sun, 15 May 2011 06:58:43 EST Hello I am new to the team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x41830243 GREETINGS :) My name is Jennifer- I was intrigued and happy to see a Psychologists et al. SP Team! I have battling this "extra protective weight" for as long as I recall...except it seems to get "cushier" every year...I am at a point where I am seeing a nutritionist- trying to eat as clean as possible within my hectic hectic life- and show the self-care that I often speak to my students & clients about. I have struggled for as far as I can recall- and as many of you can prob identity- a stre... Sun, 15 May 2011 06:49:54 EST Shout-outs for the week - 5/1-5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41693191 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> LILI777 <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> NMMAMA2011 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> ALSASKAPSYCH <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> STEELRAIL... Sun, 8 May 2011 06:25:43 EST New here too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x41685662 I am also a psychologist who has only recently begun using my superpowers to my own advantage. In 2010 sometime, I finally decided that I would look at weight and weight loss from a behavioral perspective and detach all the emotional baggage from it. Yup, it worked. I lost 25 lbs last year, then had a brief hiatus, and am working at it again. I don't often out myself as a psychologist online, but I think it would be nice to have a group of colleagues for this journey. Thanks for having m... Sat, 7 May 2011 17:19:18 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/24-4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41544456 No shout-outs this week - the April information is missing - <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work, everyone! Sun, 1 May 2011 04:55:00 EST New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x41423240 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm a psychologist who is struggling with her weight and wondering why she was effortlessly thin at 56 and quite the opposite at 59. Is this a dirty trick of aging? <BR> <BR> Anyway, hello and warm greetings to everyone! <BR> <BR> Lili <em>213</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 04:08:51 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/17-4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41408466 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> JOYEISH <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> MUFTY16... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:50:37 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/10-4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41270011 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> TLRANEL <BR> JOYEISH <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> LINDA! <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> STEEL... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:56:36 EST Shout-outs for the week - 4/3-4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x41125566 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness MInutes leaders: <BR> <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> LINDA! <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> STEEL... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 05:11:43 EST Shout-outs for the week - 3/27-4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40972058 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> MUFTY16889 <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> BEDTIMEBOZO <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> NEW_CHRISTINE <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> TLRANEL <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> DR1939 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> LINDA! <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> NEW_CHRISTINE <BR> ... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 06:04:53 EST New to Spark People and This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x40945965 Hi everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself, as I am new to this place. I am so happy that there is a team for all of us psychology lovers, as this is one of my passions and my career. I look forward to getting to know people better and celebrating our progress along the way! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:15:16 EST Shout-Outs for the Week (3/20-3/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40819463 A BIG <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> BEDTIMEBOZO <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> PAPAMIKIE... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 08:15:26 EST Need Opinions/Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40681777 I am in the process of trying to figure out if I should go back to school. One of the issues that I'm running up against is that my GPA was at a 2.7 (I know which is low for grad school). The other issue is that I'm not sure what I want to do (either I want to be a school psychologist or a child psychologist) So, I figured that I could take online classes with the University of Phoenix and get my master of science in psychology (I already have a bachelor of arts in psychology). I'm thinking t... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:24:38 EST Shout-outs for the week (3/13-3/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40670033 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> BEDTIMEBOZO <BR> PAPAMIKIE <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> JOYEISH <BR> STACYSMELSER <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> PAPAMIKIE ... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 08:09:17 EST Shout-outs for the week (3/6-3/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40523897 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> BEDTIMEBOZO <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> JOYEISH <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> STEE... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 07:44:19 EST Shout-outs for the week (2/27-3/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40367920 A BIG <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> SPWHITESTONE <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> BEDITMEBOZO <BR> JOYEISH <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> <BR> And a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> 26M8J... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 07:59:20 EST New and Not Sure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x40294075 Hello! My name is Shawna and I'm not sure if this is the right fit for me. (as far as spark teams are concerned) I have my BA in psychology and want to be a school psychologist. Currently however, I work in an office due to getting a job right after I finished school. I'm currently looking into schools but I would have to move to either LA, San Diego, or San Francisco and I just cant make that move yet. Another issue I'm coming up against is that originally I wanted to be a child psychologist... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:24:20 EST Good Foods verus Bad Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40221793 Hi fellow psychologists, <BR> <BR> I am writing this post to ask your for your thoughts and opinions. Now, we know from our psych literature that there are no such thing as good foods and bad foods and by having such rigid thinking people can create a lot of self-defeating behaviors. <BR> <BR> Now, I am in the process of reading Dr. Oz's You on a Diet in which he also says that it is not healthy to think so rigidly but that there are such things as good and bad foods. Specifically he sugges... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:09:48 EST Shout-outs for the week (2/20-2/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40198028 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> HERE_N_NOW <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> JOYEISH <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> BEDTIMEBOZO <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> ANISIA85 <BR> <BR> And a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness MInutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 06:31:28 EST A Big Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x40078351 Hello team my name is Cleveland and I live in PA. I hope each of you are enjoying this team, becasue I look forward to being a part of it. I'm currently studying Psychology at a local university. I hope I can help along the way as I continue to study. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:49:44 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x40075568 Hey all, newest member to the group here. I'm a PsyD student in school psych, and on the road to losing lottttts of extra weight as well. Excited to get to know everyone here as I work on living a healthier life (and finishing grad school)! Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:37:09 EST Shout-outs for the week (2/13-2/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x40040184 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> CHIKADEE09 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> JOYEISH <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> BEDTIMEBOZO <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> ANISIA85 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> 26K8J7 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> STEELRAI... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:24:58 EST Shout-outs for the week (2/6-2/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39883448 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> CHIKADEE09 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> JOYEISH <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> ANISIA85 <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> CHIKADEE09 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> LINDA! <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> VAIDA... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 05:29:46 EST Brief rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x39743282 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=649603 </link> <BR> <BR> I read this Health News article this a.m....and I am going to be irritated for a while...sounds like food sensitivity to me and not ADHD to start with at all - of course it is a summary of the research and not the numbers, but since there was a group of kids who didn't "get better" on the diet, maybe it could be a way to make the dx. more accurate? <BR> <BR> ADHD is so overdiagnosed it isn't... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 04:42:10 EST Shout-outs for the week (1/30-2/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39721107 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> CHIKADEE09 <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> ANISIA85 <BR> JOYEISH <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> TLRANEL <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> ELIZRN <BR> <BR> And a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> DR1939 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> DLSMITH411 <BR> JESUSSHRINK <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> LINDA! <BR> CCTWENTYLESS <BR> TLRAN... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 05:29:20 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x39604733 Hello everyone my name is Nina and I'm from West Virginia. I'm currently studying to be a Biblical Psychologist at Liberty University. At the moment I'm an acting counselor for the AACC. I'm married with one 6 year old little boy and I'm striving to lose 115lbs. Wish me luck! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:25:01 EST Shout-outs for the week (1/23-1/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39560889 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders this week: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> LINDA! <BR> DR1939 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:02:13 EST Weekend get-away http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39504598 I'll be away this weekend - back on Sunday afternoon - so the shout-outs will be posted a little later than usual - Fri, 28 Jan 2011 04:01:36 EST Shout-outs for the week (1/16-1/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39373590 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> JOYEISH <BR> HEALTH_FIRST <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> ELIZRN <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> FIFFINA <BR> NEW_CHRISTINE <BR> <BR> And a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> DR1939 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> S... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 04:06:06 EST Shout-outs for the week (1/9-1/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39196268 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> HEALTH_FIRST <BR> JOYEISH <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> TLRANEL <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> ELIZRN <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> YASMINSHORTER <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> LINDA! <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> FIFFINA <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> 26M8J7 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> VAI... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 06:18:35 EST Shout-outs for the week (1/2-1/8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x39004214 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> JOYEISH <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> ELIZRN <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> FIFFINA <BR> TLRANEL <BR> ANNIS_MOM <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> NEW_CHRISTINE <BR> <BR> and a LOUD <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> TLRANEL <BR> HUNGRY_HAGGIS <BR> YASMINSHORTER <BR> KACOPHANI... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 06:52:54 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/26-1/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38801761 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> ELIZRN <BR> NEW_CHRISTINE <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> FIFFINA <BR> BLUEYZMI <BR> KERIP5 <BR> TLRANEL <BR> <BR> and a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> DR1939 <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> NEW_CHRISTINE <BR> <BR> You all Rock:! Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:09:22 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/19-12/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38655771 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> DR1939 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> ELIZRN <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> DR1939 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Sun, 26 Dec 2010 06:39:29 EST Valentine's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38602380 Anyone interested in a Valentine's Day Challenge? <BR> <BR> Let me know - I'm thinking along the lines of NSV's (non-scale victories), because simple weight loss doesn't work well for me (sort of like those optical illusions that you have to look at out of the corner of your eye in order to see)... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 04:03:00 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/12-12/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38551498 A big <em>244</em> for our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> DR1939 <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> ELIZRN <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> for our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> DR1939 <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! <BR> <BR> And to our other team members, please free to acknowledge our leaders in your own ways.... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 06:02:39 EST Shout-outs for the week (12/5-12/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38429403 A big <em>244</em> for our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> ELIZRN <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> KACOPHANI <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> KERIP5 <BR> CRIS76 <BR> <BR> You all ROCK! Sun, 12 Dec 2010 04:52:14 EST Shout-outs for the week (11/28-12/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38297177 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> ELIZRN <BR> VAIDA <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> to our Fitness Minutes leaders: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> VAIDA <BR> CRIS76 <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> KERIP5 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 06:35:52 EST Shout-outs for the week (11/21-11/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38157352 A big <em>244</em> for our SparkPoints leaders this week: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> VAIDA <BR> KERIP5 <BR> <BR> And a loud <em>243</em> for our Fitness Minute leaders: <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> FIFFINA <BR> VAIDA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> <BR> You all rock! <BR> <BR> And to the rest of us, keep your eyes on the prize and feel free to send your own acknowledgements to our leaders - Sun, 28 Nov 2010 05:24:58 EST Shout-outs for the week (11/14-11/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x38045659 A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders this week <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> KERIP5 <BR> VAIDA <BR> <BR> <BR> and a big <em>243</em> for our Fitness Minutes leaders <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> VAIDA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> JONEZEN <BR> <BR> You all rock! <BR> <BR> And to the rest of the team, please feel free to communicate your own congratulations and encouragement to our leaders - Sun, 21 Nov 2010 06:42:12 EST Shout-outs for the week (11/7-11/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x37915807 I decided to include the top 10 percent this week. <BR> <BR> A big <em>244</em> to our SparkPoints leaders <BR> <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> FIFFINA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> VAIDA <BR> KERIP5 <BR> <BR> and a huge <em>243</em> to our fitness minute leaders: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> VAIDA <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> STEELRAILS <BR> JONEZEN <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Nov 2010 05:30:27 EST Shout-outs for the week (10/31-11/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x37779940 Our team SparkPoints leaders for the week are: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> YASMINSHORTER <BR> SWEETPEAPIG1980 <BR> and <BR> <BR> Our team Fitness Minutes leaders for the week are: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> VAIDA_ <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> FOOFIT1 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! <em>279</em> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 04:15:26 EST Shout-outs for the week (10/24-10/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x37358025 Our team SparkPoints leaders for the week are: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> ALASKAPSYCH <BR> YASMINSHORTER <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Our team Fitness Minutes leaders for the week are: <BR> <BR> FIFFINA <BR> LINDA! <BR> SIA33444 <BR> EACHDAYNCHOICE <BR> EPARKS4232 <BR> <BR> You all Rock! <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Oct 2010 05:02:11 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x36844045 I hope it is OK with everybody - I volunteered to be a co-leader of our team - <BR> <BR> So I just wanted to say Hi to all - I don't usually put myself forward like this and it feels a little uncomfortable, but I will do whatever I can to support us all. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 04:27:54 EST Patients who have problems with food & Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x35527237 Have you ever referred patients to use the site? Would you? Why, why not? Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:04:11 EST Other teams' challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x35286337 A great way to stay motivated is to get involved with a team challenge. This team is a bit small and most of us are lurkers, here. Which is fine and dandy. But two of the other times I'm on (AB! and Done girls) always have something going on. What are some of the things your other teams do to get you moving and motivated? Thu, 8 Jul 2010 19:05:41 EST hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x34670383 Hi, I'm Vaida. I have bachelor degree in psychology and now I'm studying for my masters degree in clinical psychology. <BR> <BR> I'm very interested in motivational aspects and medicine psychology, so am doing my research in this area. My job next year will be to encourage those psychiatric patients with the most severe illnesses to live more healthier as we are planning an intervention program for those, who gain a lot of weight by taking neuroleptics. So I hope this site will help me gain ... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:57:44 EST Hello. I'm new around here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x34644943 i joined SP two weeks ago and am feeling very positive about it. I am Irish but living in Spain and working in the area of HR (evaluations etc.) for an international group. On SP I wanted to join a smaller team as I felt I might get more feedback which seems important right now. Have been overweight since forever but reaching 50 was a turning point. So now I am ready to keep moving! Mon, 7 Jun 2010 12:18:47 EST Hello, everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x34427381 I'm new to SparkPeople as of today, and am glad I found this team. I'm a non-practicing psychologist at this time. I have worked primarily in university counseling centers, but left my job this past year because of burn out/high stress taking a toll on my physical and emotional health. My emotional health is back on track, but now I need to focus on my physical health. <BR> <BR> Oh, should I mention that one of my specialty areas was working with disordered eating and coordinating an Eating ... Thu, 27 May 2010 19:46:57 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x33652743 I'm a school psychologist in New England - working on my doctorate as well as full time in an urban system. I have 3 grown children and one pending son-in-law - a life partner (the love of my life or LOML), 5 feral cats (one of whom seems to think that we are related)... <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SparkPeople for about 2 months now - have not seen a lot of weight drop, but I am experiencing my body differently than I have before... <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Apr 2010 17:24:10 EST The Perfect Supervisor? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11243x28865x33021165 I've been a licensed psychologist and a supervisor for almost 20 years. I know that my supervisory skills have gotten a lot better over the years, but I know that there's always room for improvement. I'd love to know what all of you think. What do you look for in a supervisor? What characteristics would the perfect supervisor have? Sun, 28 Mar 2010 10:09:34 EST A different kettle of fish (no chips) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x31027935 I am feeling alone in my situation. <BR> <BR> I am 66 and that is a different kettle of fish. <BR> <BR> <BR> About 6 months ago I started swimming and decided I really liked it. After a while I was up to 1/2 a mile. Then I got The Eternity Virus which lasted forever (10 weeks) All in all I haven't been in the water or exercising since October. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am leaving for 10 days in Florida where the sun and reasonable temperatures will get me back on track. <BR> <BR> Here's my ... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:36:47 EST A different kettle of fish (no chips) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x31027931 I am feeling alone in my situation. <BR> <BR> I am 66 and that is a different kettle of fish. <BR> <BR> <BR> About 6 months ago I started swimming and decided I really liked it. After a while I was up to 1/2 a mile. Then I got The Eternity Virus which lasted forever (10 weeks) All in all I haven't been in the water or exercising since October. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am leaving for 10 days in Florida where the sun and reasonable temperatures will get me back on track. <BR> <BR> Here's my ... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 18:36:36 EST I'm starting the new year early http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11243x28865x30539827 I am 66, a clinical psychologist and I love my career. I notice several members are starting this journey, and I feel for myself it is worth it. I RARELY feel like I am "working." <BR> <BR> I firwt joined Spark in February. When I first joined Spark, I obsessively filled in my food intake and was crushed when after 6 weeks I hadn't lost any weight. <BR> I joined the Swim group but everyone seemed to jump in the water and 6 weeks later was going for a triathlon. <BR> <BR> After 6 months I w... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:43:26 EST SAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x30424371 What do you recommend to those who have Seasonal Affective Disorder, especially during the holidays? Sat, 19 Dec 2009 22:30:53 EST Nice to meet everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x29376336 I'm a 6th year Psy.D. student at Loyola University Maryland. I'm done my coursework, very close to finishing my dissertation, and applying for internship. This is my second go-round for internship and last time I gained 10 pounds in one month due to the anxiety about interviews! Since then, I've dropped 20 pounds and regained 20+ <em>198</em> So I'm hoping to meet other people who are in the profession and trying to lose weight. Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:17:14 EST Hi There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x28854036 Hello My name is Jenna and I have just joined your team. I am in my final year of grad school, which means I am working at my internship this year. I work in a forensic hospital and LOVE it! Grad school and having kids along the way have increased the size of my middle substantially so...here I am. I have been a spark people member for about 4 years and I have done it on and off and never been able to keep off the weight. I now know that I need to approach things like a lifestyle change r... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 18:32:10 EST Wanting an opinion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x28617315 I am asking my team to read over my latest blog, experimentation, and give me your opinion on the situation. <BR> Thank you so much for each of you who read it. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:52:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x28419778 Just wanted to introduce myself..My name is Christy..I am currently on the fence as to whether I want to finish my Psych degree or go to PA school..but while I am trying to figure that out, I am taking charge of losing the weight. Looking forward to getting to know you all .. :) Tue, 15 Sep 2009 08:35:04 EST Program curbs delinquency, substance abuse... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x28248507 I' gonna post the link to the article so you can get SP points for reading it. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_<BR>news_detail.asp?health_day=630708 </link> Mon, 7 Sep 2009 22:16:11 EST I'm a new group member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x28087821 Hello: I'm a 52 yo AA psychologist with 3 grown children. I'm 4'10 and at least 80 pounds overweight. I love to read and listen to music. <em>213</em> Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:30:06 EST Your intrinsic motivators (repost from my blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x27886439 We all know about extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, right? Extrinsic stuff is stuff outside of us, like other people or, say, if I wanted to lose weight because someone would give me money to, then the money is an extrinsic motivator. Wanting praise from others is also extrinsically motivating. Intrinsic motivation is within us. So, a runner, for example, might find their “runner’s high” intrinsically motivating. Feeling proud of yourself or wanting to avoid feeling guilty are intrinsic mot... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:46:43 EST Please Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11243x28865x27868138 I just posted a new blog about the longest day of my life. I would like your input on how you all handle the situation I was faced with without letting it effect you. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:48:54 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x27666773 I`m Alaina. I`m 18 years old and I am currently a sophmore at Indian River State College. I am working on my associates in Psychology. I hope to one day get my doctorate. I would like to be either a child advocate or have my own practice. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:42:29 EST Depression poses pregnancy risks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x27115083 MOre evidence for the link between mental and physical health. Here's the link (rather than the text) so you can get your 3 SP points after reading it. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/heal<BR>th_news_detail.asp?health_day=626735 Mon, 20 Jul 2009 02:19:22 EST I deserve/ I'm worth... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x27043971 ... time to myself sometimes. <BR> <BR> <BR> How about you? Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:47:27 EST When Did You Start Caring What ...People Thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x27031152 When Did You Start Caring What Other People Thought? [Social Science]from Jezebel by Anna N. <BR> Brain scans of teenage girls suggest something likely to hit home for many women — as they get older, they may have more emotional investment in how other people see them. <BR> <BR> In the study, girls were asked to look at photographs of other teens and gauge how likely those teens were to want to chat with them online. The older the subjects were, the more brain activity they showed in "circui... Thu, 16 Jul 2009 01:03:25 EST What you have learned from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x26992217 I was proud of the list I put in my blog today and wondered what other people's lists might look like. So, what have you learned? Here's mine: <BR> <BR> 1. Everything is diet food, it’s the portion size that’ll get ya. <BR> 2. Don’t drink your calories. <BR> 3. Being healthy is more than a number on a scale, but when the scale moves, you can still celebrate. <BR> 4. It’s gonna be hard to buy new clothes cause your old body is gone but your self-perception takes longer to catch up. <BR> 5... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:50:09 EST Interesting study or daily duh moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x26416519 Expected Calorie Content Influences Consumers' Reactions to Menu-Board Nutrition Information <BR> <BR> A new study by marketing researchers at the University of Arkansas indicates that many consumers have a poor understanding of the calorie, fat and sodium content of quick-service restaurant meals. This finding is especially true for less healthful meals, such as a cheeseburger with fries and regular (not diet) soft drink. <BR> <BR> The researchers – Scot Burton and Elizabeth “Betsy” Howle... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:42:45 EST Personalize your theory of "being overweight" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x26358140 We've all got theories about why PEOPLE become overweight. Why did you? Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:50:53 EST Barriers and Reasons? - What's getting in your way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x26215067 What is keeping you from meeting your goals the way that you want to? What are your reasons for changing your fitness level now? Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:49:14 EST Weekly Leaderboard Leaders! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x28865x25944537 I've been looking at the leaderboards every week to see who leads our team on SparkPoints and fitness points each week. Usually I just huddle a congrats. But Ive decided to list it here too so that we have an ongoing list AND so teammates can know who they are beating this week! <BR> <BR> Feel free to stop by leaders' pages and support them! <BR> Kenya Sun, 31 May 2009 10:03:47 EST Women at Greater Risk for Depression and Anxiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x25477030 Yesterday the Department of Health & Human Services issued the following news report:Women at Greater Risk for Depression and Anxiety <BR> <BR> New HHS Report Released During National Women's Health Week Points to Importance of Resiliency <BR> WASHINGTON, May 11 -- A new report released today on gender-based differences in mental health shows women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from major depression. <BR> The report addresses many other mental health issues facing women, inclu... Tue, 12 May 2009 12:46:12 EST What are you proud of today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x25446615 It's not just about correcting mistakes. It's also about recognizing your success. What are you proud of today? Mon, 11 May 2009 12:03:37 EST May 4-Bust Your Bad Mood with Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x25262823 Bust Your Bad Mood with Exercise <BR> Use Fitness, Not Food, to Change Your State of Mind <BR> <BR> Some days, I am just in a mood. I don’t know what you call it, maybe stressed, bored, lonely, angry, sad, anxious, or tired. I call it "getting into a funk." When it happens, I have allowed my circumstances to dictate my attitude and my thinking and then—bam! Before I know what hit me, I’m in a full-blown funk. While I like to exercise when a bad mood rises, others turn to unhealthy habits lik... Mon, 4 May 2009 12:53:45 EST April 27- Combat Duty = Long term health for vets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x25059569 Combat Duty Harms Long-Term Health of Vets <BR> Though soldiers tend to be healthier, trauma erases the advantage, study finds <BR> By Serena Gordon <BR> HealthDay Reporter <BR> FRIDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Those serving in the armed forces tend to be in better health than the general population, but for veterans who experienced combat duty, that initial health advantage is erased. <BR> <BR> In fact, aging combat veterans have a poorer quality of life than do non-combat veterans, ac... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:21:59 EST "In Treatment" Episodes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x25055296 Anyone watching these at all? I always try to catch or see movies and shows that deal with "Therapy" issues or sessions, to help me consider issues that I haven't possibly thought of before and to explore my thoughts and feelings about different types of clients and issues. It has been extremely interesting to see my reactions and feeling when a client becomes combative or is overly needy. <BR> <BR> I would love to have a dialogue with some of you on the show and if it's helpful, hurtful, fo... Mon, 27 Apr 2009 05:06:57 EST Caring for the caregiver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11243x28865x24995961 How do you balance taking care of yourself, career, family, etc? Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:54:44 EST April 24- Teens say pot is a good med alternative http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x24995919 Marijuana Is Option to Unpleasant Meds, Teens Say <BR> About a third of youths surveyed aren't smoking to get high <BR> <BR> FRIDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) -- Some teens are smoking marijuana not just for recreation but to self-medicate emotional problems, sleep difficulties and pain, a new study shows. <BR> <BR> Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 63 adolescents who smoked marijuana regularly. About a third of the teens said they used the drug as a medication rather than as ... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:53:04 EST Forum Idea- Thoughts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11244x28865x24995867 I was reading one of the health articles and thought it might be a good topic to discuss with psychologically minded folks. Then, i thought maybe one idea for a new forum might be weekly (daily??) headlines that spark some conversation? Whatdaya think? Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:50:53 EST What people say when you say "I'm a psychologist." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x24994731 Fun, funny, unexpected, or irritating. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:07:57 EST Your Psychologist- defining moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x24994672 What drew you to the field? Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:05:29 EST What branch of psychology is your favorite? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x24993638 There are lots of them? What's your favorite? My degree is in clinical psychology but I think of myself as a social psychologist with developmental tendencies. <em>220</em> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 11:27:14 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x28865x21501377 I am a psychologist in private practice, and I help others all day every day. Sometimes I feel like I am helping everyone EXCEPT me! There is not enough left over to take care of me (what an outstanding martyr I am!), and I am hoping to change that. Hope you'll join me in my efforts toward better self-care, and we can support each other along the way. ~Jane <em>198</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 16:26:57 EST