SparkPeople Sparked Minneapolitans Team Messageboard A team for those living in Minneapolis looking for support and fun. A truly open format for all to post. SparkPeople Sparked Minneapolitans Team Messageboard What is your favorite healthy habit right now? What is your favorite healthy habit right now? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:38:25 EST LET"S SPARK IT UP! Hello, im a stay at home mom that can always use some motivation!!! Anyone need a walking buddy in the lake Nokomis area or beyond? let's explore this city one mile at a time!!! I need to drop these baby pounds so I can see my feet least a toe... ok then, have a great day and enjoy that apple. Tue, 8 Jul 2014 19:02:38 EST How are you making it throught this winter? Do you love or despise the winter? How are you doing with your exercise goals in the midst of the snow and cold. <BR> <BR> Any tips for those Minneapolitans that are struggling? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:15:13 EST Hello hello! Hello! I recently joined a gym and started tracking on Spark, but I haven't spent much time getting to know the community yet. <BR> <BR> I'm a graphic designer and illustrator living in Minneapolis, MN. <BR> <BR> I love video games, dinosaurs, drawing, building stuff, reading, cycling, and cooking. <BR> <BR> Feel free to check out my page for a bit more of my story, and add me as a friend if you'd like! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:15:25 EST Summer Inspirations What inspires you this summer to adopt or maintain healthful habits? <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> Sun, 19 May 2013 19:37:46 EST hello everybody I'm new to the Minneapolis-2011 spark team. I'm Sheyla, 28 years old, I'm from Brazil and it's been 4 years I'm in USA. It's been 2 years I'm in Minnesota, I was 1 year at St Paul and now I'm at Bloomington. I'm in love with sparkpeople and I think I'm doing pretty good and already lost 6 pounds. I think that is all I have to share for now :) We can do it! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:47:57 EST February Three things I would like to accomplish in February: <BR> 1) Start blogging a couple times a week on Spark! <BR> 2) Increase my exercise tolerance to 30 minutes <BR> 3) Sign up for a 5k this spring/early summer! <BR> <BR> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 17:35:17 EST HOLA TEAM!!! NEW SPARKER HI Team, <BR> <BR> I'm 23yrs old and looking for a lifestyle change. I have been working for 2 months now to loose some weight and get my life back on track physically and nutritionally. I am a generally healthy eater, but everyone likes their junk food from time to time. <BR> <BR> Now that I have graduated and am seeking a career i figured it would be wise to do them consecutively. I am hoping that this team can motivate me to stay on track and give advice as to what is the best ways to... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:24:29 EST What did you do for your workout to beat the heat? The heat and humidity in the Twin Cities has been a lot higher than we are use to. What have you been doing to stay on track and motivated? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:34:59 EST Need Help!! Looking for workout buddy <BR> Struggling to lose weight!!! <BR> <BR> I moved to Minnesota about a few years ago due to my son having cancer and in the process I have gained about 50 - 60lbs. We spent a lot of time at home and in the hospital which meant no time to eat good or exercise. He is now in remission. I work part-time and I am struggling with eating well and exercising. I have used sparkpeople in the past and I am returning for a second time. I live in Plymouth, MN and would like to find an accountability ... Tue, 24 May 2011 21:46:16 EST Hello Team Hello fellow Twin City Friends! I am so excited that I found! I am looking forward to starting a new week, reaching goals, and hopefully moving forward. Unfortunately last week, I twisted my ankle badly while playing in the snow! (I'm a nanny and was making a fantastic snow man with my kiddies) I'm a bit afraid of how this is going to affect my exercise plans. If anyone has any suggestions for me since I won't be able to participate in my normal workout/cardio classes at the g... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:18:09 EST Bonjour! Hey fellow Mpls/Pauly peeps! I am new to the team and thought I would say hi! If anyone is looking to help motivate each other, let me know because I am game! :) <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 00:12:45 EST Hello team! I have been meaning to introduce myself since the the blizzard and I received this cute little snow shovel. For some reason I thought I needed to make it a masterpiece. I changed my mind on that. <BR> <BR> I am 54 and live in South Minneapolis, where I have lived for decades. <BR> <BR> I am trying to let go of how I could move back in my 30's and 40's. I walked Lake of the Isles in 50 minutes and hiked most every state park. I have hiked to tallest point in Minnesota 5 times. <BR> <BR> T... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:08:54 EST Team name change Hey all - as father time marches through and the new year baby slides down the pole (sorry - mixing analogies <em>20</em> ) I will be updating the team name. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a more motivational name - otherwise I'll probably just change it to 2011. <BR> <BR> Eric <BR> Minneapolis-2010 co-leader Sat, 4 Dec 2010 12:18:08 EST Three things you want to accomplish THIS MONTH Name three things you want to accomplish before month end. Set a goal! Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:23:00 EST Back and Ready to Keep Going Forward I just wanted to say that like many people I got away from checking in to sparkpeople on a daily basis. Our lives get busy, the weather is nice and want to be outside, etc... Even though I didn't log in I still made sure to follow the guidelines and watch what I eat and get my exercise in and I am proud to say that I am down 23lbs! I have officially completed my first 5k with another one lined up for April. <BR> <BR> I would love to hear from others who may have drifted away but are still g... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:25:35 EST Newbee Hello I am new to and also new to losing weight all over again. About a year ago I lost 60 pounds, in a unhealthy way; but I would exercise every day. I looking to lose 44 pounds by Sept. and could use as much encouragement as I can. I am looking at life in a new perspective. I want to be able to live a long and happy life. So in order to that I have to be mentally and physically healthy. I don't do much, my friends are always busy. I only see them every blue moon but talk to ... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:09:15 EST veggies 4/day..through march record here starting today 3/10 Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:04:07 EST I would like to see______ _______on this team? loads of member challenges... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:01:34 EST I would like to see______ _______on this team? I would like to see lots of member challenges on this team? Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:00:33 EST Challenge for 2 wks..record your food...3/8-3/22 Starting today.. Matt and I are in... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 19:53:32 EST New Here I joined up with SP last summer and pittered out, now rejoined and am in the Minneapolis area, just thought I'd pop on the team and say hi! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 14:15:50 EST Wishing I was on Vacation so almost everyone I know is taking a trip to a warm destination in the next month. As for myself- nope, minnesota all the way! Got me thinking, is anyone planning on a trip and where are you heading to? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:41:03 EST What active things do you do and see in Mpls? Walking around the lakes Sun, 14 Feb 2010 10:24:43 EST post a blog you find inspiring! anything from yoovie Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:57:32 EST what are your mini goals? mine 1st one is 20 down by april 10 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 18:55:42 EST missing my ex <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2741239 </link> Fri, 15 Jan 2010 04:21:20 EST veggies 4/day..through jan record here need to work on this Sun, 10 Jan 2010 10:34:56 EST who are you heroes? mine is anyone who has lost 100 pounds on here.... and the really committed sparkies Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:07:45 EST New active team 2010.. Here is the new mpls team <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp </link> <BR> <BR> questions, email me Thu, 7 Jan 2010 12:35:34 EST Workout buddy Hi! I'm a member of the YMCA and looking for a workout/accountability buddy (preferably female). I have kind of cruddy joints so I'm looking for someone to meet up with for yoga or just someone to chat with while treadmilling. The Edina Y is closest to me but if there's someone who wants to meet up once a week or so I'm willing to go to any of the nearby YMCAs. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:22:28 EST Challenge 1/1/10, walk twice/day til V-day I am going to try so hard to do this for 30 days straight... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 03:56:35 EST What is you NY fitness plan? Mine might change but came up with food journaling and walking 30 minutes 4/7 days a week... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 03:46:54 EST What are you NYE plans tonight? I'm laying low, still recovering.. Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:55:27 EST Challenge for the week, walk twice/day til V-day done Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:19:40 EST Personalized Valentine's challeng here see my page Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:18:28 EST Personalized Christmas challeng here Ok my personal x-mas challenge is to stretch everyday and do 100 leg lifts....starting 11/24...what is yours? Tue, 24 Nov 2009 06:53:57 EST Eat veggies/fruits twice a day... done Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:45:10 EST Name 3 things you want to accomplish in NOVEMBER more work, size 14 jeans, healthier veggie eating patterns Mon, 23 Nov 2009 10:43:27 EST Challenge for the week, walk twice/day til T-day done Sat, 14 Nov 2009 10:24:49 EST Weapons against holiday weight gain Sunday, November 08, 2009 --from Beth <BR> <BR> We've started off a season of food galore! It's everywhere and it is tempting, yummy, full of memories and emotions. Snacking on carrots and knitting isn't going to cut it this time of year, you need an arsenal! Here are my holiday soothers and boosters in hopes that they can be a blessing to you as well. Warning: This is a long one and you might recognize it from my blog. <BR> <BR> 1) You need to feel good about yourself in order to treat yo... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 11:37:48 EST Share a story..share tip for SP success, or (food) cran juice diluted with water for works... keeps me hydrated and has many benefits... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 10:26:57 EST Challenge for the week, burn 200 cal/day- -11/6-13 starting Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:11:22 EST Eat veggies twice a day... From now to Thanksgiving... go! Tue, 3 Nov 2009 08:06:34 EST Til Thanksgiving, post on the threads no problem... let's get some new threads on here... or challenges... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 08:05:38 EST Thanksgiving Team Challenge.. bye bye 20lbs! Starting today.... 11/3.. let's do it... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 08:02:40 EST Trivia Pursuit Hi team want to play? <BR> <BR> I will be posting a Trivia question daily <BR> <BR> You earn (1pt) for each correct answer <BR> <BR> At the end of the month the winner or winners with the most points earn Goodies <BR> <BR> Come on give it a try, not only can it help your mind you can have fun too!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When people in Australia clink their glasses while making a toast, they must look each other in the eyes Why? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***********... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 06:06:33 EST Tell us about yourself outside of losing weight I like sparkpeople, i have a boyfriend and a dog and live in mpls Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:55:58 EST What are you doing to prevent winter weight gain? bundle up and walk to places i can Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:54:29 EST How's the day? Good, finally I can just do "fun" stuff and not a bunch of work.... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:19:03 EST Colon Cleansing What do you think about the cleansing diet is it healthy or not? Wed, 21 Oct 2009 10:44:02 EST Gazelle????? for work out.. I recently bought a Tony Little Gazelle edge, and I like it, but how well do they work? I feel like if I'm moving and I'm not sitting on my butt when I get home from work its for the best. But the problem I'm having is that it doesn't feel like I'm doing anything. Any pointers or tips?? Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:17:00 EST Turkey Trots??? Hello All! <BR> <BR> I am planning on running the Turkey Trot 5k in Chaska on November 14th and also the one in Minneapolis on November 26th. These will be my 3rd and 4th 5k's this year, I'm still a slow runner and If you are interested in helping me stay motivated by running with me one night a week or on the weekends to get me in gear, it would be greatly appreciated! <BR> If you are interested in doing one of the races with me, I was thinking of forming a group to keep all of each other u... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:27:26 EST How is your THURSDAY?? Its pretty much mid-day Thursday October 15th, and all I can say is that this day is flying by and I'm so happy the last two months are over and I can look towards the future! Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:37:11 EST What are 3 things about you? I prefer cool months to warm months <BR> I love to cook <BR> I love my dog Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:56:44 EST Blab about anything you want here... I love that it has been raining for days! Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:55:44 EST Name 3 things you want to accomplish in OCTOBER JOURNAL FOOD at least 4 times a week <BR> drink 6 glasses of water a day <BR> paint kitchen Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:54:29 EST Halloween Cardio challenge-- REWARDS INCLUDED Challenge starts today through Halloween. At a least 300 minutes a week of cardio.. I will give a spark goodie each week to the participants that meet the challenge... good luck.. <BR> <BR> On your mark, get set, and GO! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:05:42 EST 'Give what you have lost, now til x-mas challenge Taken from the 50 by Christmas team... <BR> <BR> <BR> In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season I challenge EVERYONE on our team to give what they have lost! All of us here on SP have a lot to be grateful for, we are losing weight, becoming healthier, learning to attain our goals, and most importantly enjoying the support of the incredible people on SP. Now is your chance to give some of that support back to those who really need it. I challenge each of you to give what you have lost. Fo... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 18:59:49 EST What do you want to see on this team? Tell us I would like the members to feel like they can post a new thread at any time... co-leader, zozo Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:06:06 EST Which 5 healthy foods do you buy- regular basis? turkey, cucumbers, tuna, banana and onions Fri, 18 Sep 2009 09:04:06 EST What is your top song choice for working out? Minneapolis: <BR> What is your top song choice at the moment for working-out? <BR> I will kick it off with: <BR> Million Dollar Bill by Whitney Houston. Thu, 17 Sep 2009 12:13:22 EST Getting Things Done Just wanted to say Thank You for asking me to be Co-Leader of the team. I realize we have only 27 members and we are not very active in this group as a whole. <BR> <BR> Can we please come together as one mind to charge the team up before it gets to chilly here and we get lost in our daily life style? <BR> <BR> I don't want to just have my name up on the board and sit and do nothing. <BR> <BR> I know there is quite a bit to learn being co-leader so please just give me a heads up on what ca... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 08:18:29 EST Farwell Park Is anyone from Sparks going to Farwell Park today fromm 6: am until 10:pm Sun, 13 Sep 2009 08:58:33 EST What do you do for "me" time.,how do you recharge? Walk with doggy Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:28:02 EST What do you use as resources for success? the gym and sparkpeople Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:26:48 EST What do you use a resources for success? Sparkpeople, the gym Tue, 8 Sep 2009 10:25:37 EST Name 3 things you want to accomplish in SEPTEMBER i want a very clean and organized office <BR> i want to lose 7 pounds <BR> i want to walk every morning for at least 45 minutes Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:08:55 EST adventures of diet girl-- top 20 weight loss tips Dietgirl's Top 20 Weight Loss Tips <BR> People often ask me for diet and weight loss tips so I've put together my top 20. This is seven years of tricks, tweaks, discoveries and epiphanies all condensed into one handy list. Hopefully you'll find something helpful here for you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> First, start with the big picture. Write down your goals and be specific. What do you want to change? Where do you want to be a year from now? <BR> <BR> Next, focus on the details. Every day we... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:16:12 EST did you log your food today? <BR> i'm going to get real about this so i can see what i'm eating and tweek it if needed.. <BR> <BR> so far just tea in the a.m. Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:01:40 EST Name Three Things to Accomplish in August! Anyone have any short term goals they would like to share? <BR> <BR> I have: <BR> <BR> 1. I will complete the EA Active Fitness 30 Day Challenge <BR> 2. I will complete Weeks 7, 8 and 9 of First Day to 5K (and finalize program) <BR> 3. I will use my LifeTime Fitness membership 8 times Sat, 8 Aug 2009 12:56:57 EST What are your goals for August? I would love to lose another 5lbs by September 1st! I have upped my workout so I think this goal is obtainable! Sun, 2 Aug 2009 20:51:12 EST Non food challenges Your challenge is to GET ORGANIZED. The school year is about to begin. Summer will be saying "Adios Amigos" very soon. It is time to put things in their place and look towards a successful second half of 2009. <BR> <BR> Ways to get organized are: <BR> <BR> *Clean out your purse/wallet <BR> *Clean your car <BR> *Go through your refrigerator and pantry - throw away old, unhealthy foods. <BR> *Go through closets - try on items. Donate what doesn't suit you. <BR> *Items like plastic totes... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 07:40:34 EST Have you learned anything about you so far? Since the beginning of the SP journey have you learned/noticed anything about you or has the experience made you more aware of certain things concerning you that you may have overlooked prior? Thu, 23 Jul 2009 01:03:13 EST Any meal If you could have ANY meal in the world, but there were no calories or sodium, etc. to worry about what would it be or where would it be! <em>489</em> <em>483</em> <em>487</em> Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:57:56 EST Name 3 things you want to accomplish in July. clean out my office thoroughly, where I know where everything is and has it's own home... <BR> <BR> loose 10 pounds by end of july <BR> <BR> save $100 Sat, 4 Jul 2009 11:05:04 EST Mini challenges.. participate and add your own Your challenge is <BR> *Calories <BR> *Drinking Water <BR> *Taking your Multi-Vitamin <BR> *Getting enough sleep <BR> *Exercise <BR> *Logging in Everything on Spark <BR> *Having a good attitude <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! Go for it Fri, 3 Jul 2009 08:49:43 EST Favorite spot in MPLS? park, restaurant, museum? I have so many but one of them is the Kitty Kat Klub in Dinkytown.. such a nice escape it reminds me of the old Loring bar where I used to go dancing... zozo Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:22:49 EST what (heathy) foods fill you up? Just wanted to know some of the things people eat that really fill them up so they don't feel like snacking. I feel like a lot of low cal. stuff just leaves you rummaging though the pantry 5 minutes later, I need something that will make me feel full for at least a couple hours. Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:09:31 EST Any Pride goers? Just wondering of anyone was going to some of the pride events this weekend? I think it's pretty fun haha <em>451</em> Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:16:24 EST 9 Health food that aren't Check out this article from Men's Health <BR> <BR><BR>Me <BR> n_9Foods <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jun 2009 10:09:22 EST Which 5 kitchen tools help promote better eating? I'm a kitchen gadget and tool junkie - Kitchen Window, Cooks of Crocus Hill and Williams Sonoma are major budget-busters for me. <BR> <BR> Which 5 kitchen tools or gadgets help promote better eating and nutrition in your home? <BR> <BR> The below 5 items have helped me meet my nutrition goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Taylor Digital Portion Scale: <BR> Measures in either grams or ounces and tares to zero out any food container or bag. <BR> <BR> 2. Good Grips Apple and Pear Corer/Slicer: <BR> Nic... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 17:35:03 EST Halloween 2009 Challenge.. bye bye 75 lbs! As a MPLS team we all lose 75 pounds by Halloween... <BR> <BR> Cut and paste and add your losses to the total team loss. <BR> <BR> your loss=# <BR> team total loss=# <BR> <BR> please DO NOT include gains on the total... Starting now through Halloween... <BR> <BR> We can do this! <BR> Sat, 20 Jun 2009 15:08:05 EST Do you give YOURSELF enough credit? When I began I never gave myself any gratification, I always felt I could do better and that what I was doing was not enough. <BR> <BR> Having a positive mindset is crucial for a lifestyle change and for staying motivated. It's sometimes easier to cheer on others than yourself. <BR> <BR> Do you give yourself positive reinforcement? I could be mentally, physically... anything to let yourself know you are achieving something significant? <em>48</em> Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:13:57 EST Marathons Does anyone have an aspiration to partake in a marathon (triathlon) or has anyone already taken part in one? How was it, do you have any pointers for those of us who are interested? Or What is a deterrent for not partaking in one for you? <BR> <BR> Does anybody know of some local Mpls/St.P marathons coming up in the next 3 months? <em>182</em> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 01:02:36 EST Don't give up Weekend over and the start of a new week. Did quite a lot of bike riding this week end about 20 miles in all .When the begining of the week comes there are the regular trappings that we have to do that some times causes boredom and over eating. Today try exercising during commericals while watching your favorite shows, you will be surprise how much calories you can burn just during commericals, give it a try, let me know how you did. <BR> Have a good Monday Mon, 15 Jun 2009 09:16:38 EST What did you do today to look hot for the summer? 3 hours of gardening.. gotta get back to the gym and do muscle work.. feeling flabby Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:49:47 EST Questionnaire Just a few questions to get us started on knowing each other better... if you have any questions you want to add to the list feel free to do so! <BR> <BR> 1. What is your real name <BR> 2. What is your goal weight <BR> 3. What is your career <BR> 4. How far is your commute to work <BR> 5. What are your interests/hobbies <BR> 6. What is your favorite activity/exercise <BR> 7. Where would you like to travel <BR> 8. Where have you traveled to <BR> 9. Where have you lived city/state Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:48:49 EST Great workout places in mpls.. name some! YWCA, lakes Tue, 9 Jun 2009 12:33:00 EST Camp Snoopy! Who has been to Nickelodeon Universe? I still call it Knott's Camp Snoopy. I don't go to MOA for the park anymore, now it's for the shopping, but who likes the new park theme? <BR> <BR> Personally I liked camp snoopy and was sad when they did not renew their contract. I'm only 21 but I grew up on Camp Snoopy! I feel like it's a foreign place now, and it makes me nostalgic... anyone else? <em>24</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:33:36 EST LOOKING FOR NEW TEAM LEADERS! THE GROUP IS SLEEPING..IF YOU WANT TO BE ACTIVE ON HERE.. EMAIL ME AND I CAN MAKE YOU A LEADER... GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GOALS Thu, 4 Jun 2009 10:11:29 EST What did you do for yourself today? Went for a short walk to wake up! Sat, 16 May 2009 11:58:10 EST What's up? . rant, brag, compliment. .whatever.. good to just let it out... <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 May 2009 11:27:04 EST What is your method to lose pounds? I try, try to drink tons of water, consistent exercise and food intake... Thu, 14 May 2009 12:01:53 EST NON EXERCISE CHALLENGE Your challenge is to Eat plenty of: whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 May 2009 16:46:21 EST Who is your hero? if more than one which is likely, tell us here... Sun, 10 May 2009 15:55:02 EST what do you want to accomplish this summer? both weight and personal goals... Sun, 10 May 2009 15:54:04 EST How R U successful w/ water intake? Ideas? I don't know if I can increase this that much.. I have a really hard time getting it in... Wed, 6 May 2009 09:48:33 EST Daily challenge! Your challenge today is to DO 100 CRUNCHES BY THE END OF YOUR DAY. You do not have to do 100 crunches consecutively. You can break up sets throughout the day. <BR> <BR> LET'S GET CRUNCHING! <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 May 2009 09:40:59 EST daily challenge for Tuesday <BR> <BR> *The phones keep ringing <BR> *The kids need you <BR> *Your boss is telling you to work on a new project <BR> *The traffic is deafening <BR> <BR> Do these things sound like your typical day? Do you find yourself wiped out at the end of it? How often do you take a few minutes just for PEACE & QUIET? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to find 15-30 minutes for quiet, YOU time. Grab a favorite beverage & book or magazine. Sit in a quiet location and just R-E-L-A-X. You can also... Tue, 5 May 2009 00:00:31 EST what are you likes, dislikes about the group? how can it be used better for you individually? throwing out ideas here... Sun, 3 May 2009 19:34:36 EST weekly challenge this week 400 calories for cardio.. anything you want.. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 06:24:42 EST Swimsuit contest! Starts now and ends in on May 31 Swimsuit contest! Starts now and ends in on May 31 <BR> <BR> Rules <BR> 1. determine your swimsuit for the season. <BR> 2. tell us how you feel in that cute suit... <BR> <BR> This gives everyone 8 weeks to tone their tummies and to find or fit in that perfect suit! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 07:15:30 EST Bulletin Board post a Health Article that you feel is worth sharing! This is a good way we can help each other stay knowledgeable with making healthy choices. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 16:59:43 EST Weekly fitness challenge This week your our challenge is to STRETCH YOUR LEGS. Choose one of the following to do this week: <BR> <BR> *Go for a brisk walk <BR> *Go for a hike <BR> *Ride a bicycle (stationary or outside) <BR> *Jog or Run <BR> <BR> Working the larger muscles groups really gets your heart pumping (and burns lots of calories). So...GET MOVING! Sun, 26 Apr 2009 11:51:41 EST How do you add more fruits & veggies to your diet? <BR> I have an apple w/oatmeal or banana w/oatmeal 4 breakfest, <BR> <BR> Have an apple w/ almonds for snack on 1 break or a banana. w/lg cup of hot tea. <BR> <BR> Lunch is yogurt w/strawberies,grapes, sometimes pineapple or cantalope, and on the side raw carrots. It all depends of what fruit is on sale. <BR> <BR> Apples and carrots are a must. <BR> <BR> and try for 1 more apple later in the day Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:31:56 EST How have "fast break" goals helped you? Fast Break Goals are daily reminders of things I need to be doing, like mental pep talks. Hopefully, they will soon become habits. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 20:08:49 EST Did you do your daily challenge? Tax Day <BR> <BR> 4/15 <BR> <BR> Get out your tape measure (or print one out online). Areas to measure are: <BR> <BR> *Chest <BR> *Bust <BR> *Waist <BR> *Hips <BR> <BR> OPTIONAL: <BR> *Neck <BR> *Wrists <BR> *Upper Thighs <BR> *Upper Arms <BR> *Ankles <BR> <BR> Were you with our team last month? Have your measurements changed? Feel free to share how your body is changing. <BR> <BR> Remember: There are times when the scale does not show that you are losing weight, but the tap... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:34:02 EST REWARDS, gotta have em, what is yours? Mine is a bikini for summer Wed, 15 Apr 2009 16:30:31 EST Inspire One Another! I would like this forum to be all about inspirational quotes, sayings or affirmations that we can share with each other. <BR> <BR> It's a great way to stay positive and have a place to get encouraged. If possible try to post something daily. You will feel good to share it and you will feel good to read what the others share! Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:45:31 EST Challenge of the Day The 15th of each month is MEASURE YOUR BODY DAY. Get out your tape measure (or print one out online). Areas to measure are: <BR> <BR> *Chest <BR> *Bust <BR> *Waist <BR> *Hips <BR> <BR> OPTIONAL: <BR> *Neck <BR> *Wrists <BR> *Upper Thighs <BR> *Upper Arms <BR> *Ankles <BR> <BR> Were you with our team last month? Have your measurements changed? Feel free to share how your body is changing. <BR> <BR> Remember: There are times when the scale does not show that you are losing weigh... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 09:53:01 EST Daily challenge.. lil easy things we can do <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 3 MEALS & 2 SNACKS throughout the day. Having small meals/snacks during the day keeps your blood sugar constant. It also helps deter you from binging because you have not fed your body. <BR> <BR> Go ahead! Plan your meals! Pack some snacks! YOU CAN DO THIS!! Tue, 14 Apr 2009 19:29:09 EST what is your summer goal? mine is to fit nicely into a bikini and walk around feeling 20 pounds lighter... can't wait Tue, 14 Apr 2009 18:12:00 EST favorite part about spring/summer what's everyone's favorite part about spring/summer? <BR> <BR> mine is the birds chirping. on my way to class today i heard some birdies, plus the sun was out. it was a good weather day here in the cities. Wed, 8 Apr 2009 21:25:27 EST Which 5 healthy foods do you buy- regular basis? Your challenge today is to LIST YOUR TOP 5 FAVORITE, HEALTHY FOODS. <BR> <BR> Which 5 healthy foods do you buy on a regular basis? Feel free to mention brand names, calories per serving, serving size, where you can buy them (such as a specialty or chain store, etc.), or whatever you have to say about them. <BR> <BR> Besides listing your 5 favorite, healthy must-have foods, DRINK AT LEAST 8 GLASSES OF WATER & TAKE YOUR MULTI-VITAMIN! <BR> <BR> Have a YUMMY FOR MY TONED TUMMY Tuesday! Tue, 7 Apr 2009 07:03:57 EST DRESSES, YEH OR NAY? I LOVE dresses and want to have at least 5 new ones for the summer.. where do you shop for yours.. do you like them or not.. where do you shop for dresses? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 21:57:48 EST CHALLENGE: THE LITTLE THINGS ADD UP This challenge will acquire points for certain activities that we would then post our points each day to total them up at the end of the week to see who wins. These are all little things that help make a difference to making better healthier choices. Here's the first weeks challenge and points. Have fun with this and let's get motivated! <BR> <BR> Food Journaling - 2 pts (per day) <BR> Blogging - 1 pt (per day) <BR> Team Huddle - 1 pt (per day) <BR> Posting on at least 3 MPLS forums - 1 pt (... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 11:13:08 EST when is your bday? feb 7-- zozo Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:45:34 EST LIL challenges ok, here is a first lil challenge.. an easy thing we can all do weekly... <BR> <BR> goes mon to sun.. <BR> <BR> do 10 squats or stretches everytime you visit the restroom ... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:13:05 EST APRIL CHIT CHAT What movies/music have you seen lately? Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:03:29 EST If you could be any weight, what would it be? I'd be 140 and wearing bikinis whenever i could.. out in public.. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:59:54 EST Minnesotans ROCK! I found this on SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes - we are #1 in pledged minutes! <BR> <BR> Rank & City Apr Minutes <BR> 1) Minneapolis 8,720 <BR> 2) Chicago 7,968 <BR> 3) Portland 7,474 <BR> 4) Denver 5,907 <BR> 5) San Diego 5,904 <BR> 6) Houston 5,710 <BR> 7) Cincinnati 5,606 <BR> 8) Bay Area 5,353 <BR> 9) Pittsburgh 4,841 <BR> 10) Detroit 4,835 <BR> Thu, 2 Apr 2009 08:44:42 EST what did you have for breakfast ? turkey, 1 egg and tst Mon, 30 Mar 2009 15:12:23 EST Weigh in...pick a day that works-record weekly sunday... weighed in.. lost 2.2 pounds Mon, 30 Mar 2009 15:10:30 EST STOP emotional eating.. We are going to look at SENSELESS EATING today. Every time you go to put something into your mouth, think this: <BR> <BR> *Am I truly hungry right now? <BR> *What is my emotional state? <BR> *Am I actually thirsty? When was the last time I had something to drink? <BR> *Can I find something else to do instead of eating? <BR> <BR> If you can answer all of these things positively and are still hungry...EAT! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:52:28 EST question of the day Staying On Track When Everyone Else Around Isn't? What do you do or how do you work through it? Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:04:13 EST How much do you want to lose? sorry if this has been asked before... <BR> <BR> I started this in January with a goal to lose 50lbs. I have so far lost 20...I really cannot see the changes in my at all - especially in pictures. I hope the next 30lbs will start to show some difference finally! Tue, 24 Mar 2009 09:01:43 EST Biggest Loser this season? Is anyone watching? I have been gone the last couple of weeks but I sat up late last night catching up on the show (I have been bad, in vacation mode, NOT doing good, drinking beer while I'm watching Biggest Loser....yup) <BR> <BR> as I sat there crying (the going home episode, tearjerker, as well as the marathon they finished) I realized I am sliding down my old slippery slope again. <BR> <BR> Today is a new day! I have done great and will do my workout at 3:30. I"M BACK BABY! <BR> <BR... Mon, 23 Mar 2009 15:55:22 EST What's your real name? I know a couple of your real names but not every ones... <BR> <BR> My name is Carrie and in case you forget I do have it in my signature! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:12:35 EST Besides weight loss, what other goals do you have? Financial stability Sat, 7 Mar 2009 14:59:51 EST What was your workout today? yesterday i did 2 hours at the gym. 1 hr treadmill and 1 hour weights in pool, rather easy on both, my body was tired Sat, 7 Mar 2009 11:33:25 EST Have U felt sexually undesirable cuz of weight? Have you ever felt sexually undesirable because of extra weight? <BR> <BR> The story of Charlotte Royal, a "desperate" 300-lb. 21-year-old who shed over half her weight in order to lose her virginity, would certainly suggest so. After losing 180 pounds, Charlotte did the deed with a guy she met on vacation and has done it with two more since." Fri, 6 Mar 2009 16:07:46 EST What are you non scale victories? Mine is developing new eating habits! Wed, 4 Mar 2009 08:22:04 EST 100 superfoods Sunday, March 01, 2009 <BR> i found this on the nutrition menu. i'm going to print it and take it with me to the grocery store for easy shopping.. i'm not a fan of grocery stores, i like markets! My favorite is dark chocolate! <BR> <BR> Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You <BR> Include these Foods for Maximum Body Benefits <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> Faster than a speeding bullet… <BR> More powerful tha... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:29:04 EST Easy healthy fast food Everyone is busy.. this is a good place for easy fast food. This one is from my friend Mel who lost 100 pounds on sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> This is my favorite little go to meal. I eat it at least once a week. Lately, I have thrown Corn in it too. I kept meaning to add it in over here: <BR> <BR> *insert meat of choice* Ranchero <BR> Serves one <BR> <BR> 3-4 oz of your favorite meat (beef shrimp chicken) <BR> 1/4 medium onion chopped <BR> 1-3 cloves of garlic <BR> 1 Bell Pepper chopped ... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:28:29 EST meaning behind name just wondering what the meaning behind everyone's sparkpeople name is? <BR> <BR> here's mine: <BR> when i was born my mom said my cheeks looked like peaches, so a nickname that she calls me is peaches. 7/7/89 is my birthdate. <BR> <BR> anyone willing to share? Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:57:48 EST favorite workout music what does everyone like to listen to while they workout? <BR> <BR> <BR> right now i listen to rihanna. she has a lot of upbeat songs. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 23:44:56 EST biggest motivation? what's your biggest motivation? <BR> <BR> right now mine is an 8.5X11 paper that i put some pictures on. it has pics of the following: some cute celebs, some of my rewards, some reasons why i want to lose weight, etc. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:02:51 EST ANY QUESTION What do you do INSTEAD of snacking?????? Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:17:29 EST snow how do you guys stay motivated with all of the snow? especially today! it looks like we are living in a VERY shooken up snowglobe!!! Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:18:21 EST CHALLENGE-- YOU CHOOSE ST.PAT'S --REPORT IN <BR> <BR> my ST. PAT'S plan is <BR> 45 min on exercise machine a day <BR> 50 crunches a day <BR> 30 min pool weights 3 times a week Sat, 21 Feb 2009 15:06:22 EST CHALLENGE: WORKOUT ROUTINE SWITCH UP WORKOUT ROUTINE SWITCH UP <BR> <BR> I'm going to do my best to start it out and post it in a new challenge forum as soon as possible. So I will quickly explain how it will go... <BR> <BR> Each member that wants to participate would create a workout routine for the week, that the rest of us would have to do also... then we would report back each day of doing it throughout the week to the rest of the team.... and at the end of the week we would each blog about our experience. Then we would ro... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 11:25:09 EST Challenge 2/14 exercise machines 3 times/wk Report if accomplished! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 12:45:21 EST REWARDS...dont' forget, what is yours? pedicure Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:30:19 EST Movement minutes. ..record daily if you can.... 60 minutes treadmill today... Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:28:18 EST Why spark people? How did you get here? What point brought you to feel you needed to use spark people as a resource? Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:25:20 EST Discussion Room I thought we could use a general discussion forum. Whether it's just talking about our day (success or frustration)... asking questions... getting to know each other better... and so on, this is the place we can do it. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:46:31 EST CHALLENG E...find another mpls team member Tag another Mpls cat and ask them to join.. we will set up a reward for each member.... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:33:50 EST CHALLENG S...YEH! Feb 3-Feb 10 1ST CHALLENGE... eat meals on a salad plate! check in an let us know how it is going...did it make a difference in your portions? Tue, 3 Feb 2009 18:37:49 EST Don't be shy, tell us about yourself! Let's get to know each other... feel free to say whatever you want to share about yourself. It can be a life story or maybe why you are living a healthy lifestyle... you favorite things (colors, movies, books, and so on). Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:02:28 EST