SparkPeople SP Class of May 10-16, 2009 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31899 This team is for all members who joined SP from May 10-16, 2009. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of May 10-16, 2009 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31899 Hi, I am Karen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x58654589 I am praying that this is my final weight loss program. I am 66 years old and 50 pounds overweight. I have tried every plan out there. I need motivation help. I am Gluten intolerant and just diagnosed with diabetes. I want to lose 50'pounds to improve my health and self imagine. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:23:50 EST chatting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x58237915 Sent the kids off to camp today. We're having thunder and lightening storms now. Ah .... relaxing nap time. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:04:10 EST chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x58214611 Going grocery shopping today. I intend to go after eating to help keep myself focused on my list and not doing any impulse purchases. <em>521</em> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 10:01:56 EST tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x54082426 <BR> Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Thought I would pass this information on from Spark Coach Jen. <BR> <BR> Its Spark's effort to give you a more accurate way of knowing how many calories you can eat every day, based on your daily activity and exercise. <BR> <BR> If you like your Nutrition Tracker the way it is then you don't have to do a thing. <BR> <BR> If you're joining Spark and setting up your account past 7/10/13 then the new system will be your only choice. <BR> <BR> Once current Spark memb... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 02:31:47 EST DID YOUR TRACK YOUR NUTRITION and/or EXERCISES ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x52285119 DID YOUR TRACK YOUR NUTRITION and/or EXERCISES ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:30:50 EST who is still here and how are you doing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x50558141 I've been on here 3 different times after each of my pregnancies. I was just wondering who else is coming here still. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:57:23 EST Coming back... again! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x49153613 Hi Everyone!!! <BR> You may have seen my name come and go from this community over the past 4 years countless times. Every time I come back I get excited, motivated and focused. I've looked back at myselft and noticed how all that goodness lasts only a few weeks. I'm 29... I'm determined to be the best 30 year old ME by January! That's 6 months that I need to use wisely. And I'm here today to ask you guys (anybody?) to support me, and with your own success stories, advice and encouragement I ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:18:23 EST July Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x48718382 <BR> Alright... Here we go... Slow and steady... <BR> <BR> If you would like to weigh-in -- any day of the week -- here's a July Weigh-in thread. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty scattered with my weigh-ins, lol, but this thread will be nice to have WHEN my tracker starts going in the right direction! And it will!! <em>134</em> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:46:58 EST Helo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x46626906 HI everyone 'm Cheri62. I'm obesse, and have helth problems physcally and mentally, I'm looking for support to get my exersies done and feel better aout myself. I'm also looking for a healthy diet plan, that has to be low chlosrtal and salt free, <BR> <BR> Thanks Fri, 17 Feb 2012 07:30:18 EST What exercise have you done today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x46476582 What exercise have you done today? Tue, 7 Feb 2012 23:01:27 EST February weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x46438774 Lets track our weight this month to keep us on track Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:59:48 EST my journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x46431426 Hey team! I just wanted to share with everyone a glimpse into the journey I have been on for the last 16 months. I have been keeping a blog that I invite all of you to come read. Please leave me a note to let me know you stopped by. Any tips and tricks that you have to share are always welcome. <BR> <BR> <link>justthefatkid.wordpress.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> I want to thank all of you for your help and encouragement so far. I hope that by sharing this blog with all of you, I can be a help t... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:27:28 EST DID YOU EXERCISE TODAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x43930548 What did you do for exercise today? Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:08:47 EST DAILY GOALS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x42636103 1. DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER <BR> 2. STAY W/IN NUTRITION RANGE <BR> 3. CARDIO BURN MINIMUM OF 189 CALORIES <BR> 4. STRENGTH TRAIN <BR> 5. GET 8 HOURS OF SLEEP <BR> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 17:49:19 EST A WEE SCOT NEEDS HELP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x40228085 Hi Jintyjock here..I have been a member for some time but have never gotten involved...I am a 3yr breast cancer survivor currently on Femara and Effexor..both which are known to cause weight gain .. since my cancer surgeries I have had eye surgery, two leg fractures resulting in screws and a plate in one ankle, a new joint in the toe on the other foot...and now my knees are needing work!!!all of this makes my mastectomy feel like a walk in the park!!!!I have joined the fitness center at my h... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:22:34 EST How many spark points did you spin today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x37893556 <em>347</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:08:26 EST Got my mojo back!!! =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x37468595 i joined sparkpeople so long ago and started off strong for about 2-3 weeks and than just gave up. Well something motivated me again (probably my 26th birthday pictures, where i didnt look my best) and here I am 2 months later, about 20lbs. down, proud and HAPPY!!! I've been blessed with the resources, energy and motivation to go for it again and i wish everyone else luck on here. =) Fri, 22 Oct 2010 11:12:43 EST Halloween Chalenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x36437797 Time for some cute Halloween costumes soon. I'd like to lose 8lbs by Halloween. What would you like your goal to be for Halloween? Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:39:10 EST Southern California Meetup - August 14, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x35433533 Hi Fellow Team Members! Next month a few spark sisters and brothers are getting together to meet in real life. Woo hoo! It is a two part event. The first part is the chance to participate in a 5k walk, 5k run, or 10k run. Then after the race we'll do a meet and greet. If you live or will be in Southern California on August 14 we would love to meet you! If you do not live in Southern California but have spark friends that do please invite them to participate. Many members have been trying to ... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 21:54:12 EST Log In Your Fitness Minutes For The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x35348443 There is not any new challenges here so this seems like an easy one. <BR> <BR> 40 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:09:19 EST Serious This Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x34096034 So, I've lurked here long enough and decided to get serious. This site has so much in the way of tools, tracking, and all the things I think I'd need to change my life. As I put in my intro blog post, I did this kind of thing once before so I could enlist in the USAF and it changed my whole outlook on life, myself, and everything. I'm tired of feeling like I'm missing out on the rest of my life so I'm putting myself out there and committing to a permanent and measurable change. I want to ... Wed, 12 May 2010 16:58:30 EST Hi,my name is Dot and I need to lose some weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x33794335 I am 61, live in Guelph, Ontario, and just started Spark People yesterday. I go to a gym and started with a personal tainer yesterday. Want to get healthy. I have high cholesteral and high blood pressure. Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:00:34 EST Any recommen dations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x33526701 I've not lost weight in a while and I would like to kick start my weight loss. Which exercises work for you? Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:16:09 EST Roll call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x33407441 We are one month from our one year mark. Most of us have moved on to other teams. Who is still here? How are you doing? Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:53:56 EST The Break Through http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x32648973 I joined last May and started off strong for a few months, then summer came and that was it. Although, I never stopped exercising. <BR> <BR> Well on Jan 10, 2010, I made a new commitment. I have learned portion sizes which has made all the difference in the world. I have lost 26 lbs to date. <BR> <BR> I just finished "The Spark." It is a MUST ready for everyone! Wow! I'm so motivated and energize I busting through the seams. <BR> <BR> I know we can all do this! We can all become he... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:35:28 EST LOOW Challenge AGAIN Beginning March 1st 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x32246824 We are starting up the Last One Out Wins Challenge yet again. Please post starting weight by February 28th if you wish to enter. This challenge will run through to March 31st. <BR> The rules are very simple. You remain in if you stay the same or take off any poundage. You are out if you put any on. <BR> Congrats to those who remained in for the duration of the last challenge. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:52:37 EST Lori from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x31443842 Lori from Texas Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:11:29 EST Last One Out Win Challenge Renewed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x30798588 This was a great challenge and there are people that want it back. I agreed to monitor it so here goes: <BR> <BR> Everyone that wants to be in this challenge needs to sign up by making a post of starting weight by midnight Sunday,January 10 2010. <BR> <BR> The challenge will officially start Monday January 11 2010 and will run until the last person is in or February 28th 2010 whichever comes first. <BR> <BR> The rule is very simple. In order to remain in the challenge you must keep your w... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 17:21:16 EST Reading the SPARK and ready to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x30635557 Hi - I am a typical yo-yo dieter. I've been playing with 20 lb for the last two years - lose and gain, repeat. Overall I have about 50 to lose. I am tired of it all. I recently started reading the Spark book and thought I would give this a try. I signed on to Spark people months ago but never made an effort. I'm ready to make 2010 my year! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 14:53:15 EST Fontes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x30608723 Taking a first step to doing something to help yourself in life is a good thing, even if the steps are baby steps. I wish everyone the best in 2010!! May your steps toward your goal be complete and only bring you back to help someone else, and to continue helping you. My prayers go out to each and everyone of you. Best of luck to everyone!!!! Wed, 30 Dec 2009 13:56:12 EST Looking forward to 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x30234159 What do you want for yourself in 201? <BR> What do you need help with in 2010? <BR> What would you like to see from this team in 2010? Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:40:34 EST How's it going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x30234094 Hey....7 months, can you believe it? <BR> <BR> The holidays are hard...but it is not a time to give up all your hard work. Stay the course as best you can. Remember this is a lifestyle change, not a diet. <BR> <BR> So....how's it going for you? Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:37:30 EST Holiday talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x30134623 How are you doing for the holidays? This time of year can be an extra challenge to stay on the healthy lifestyle track. How are you doing it? Have you faced any difficult situations? Fri, 4 Dec 2009 10:46:35 EST 10/25: Daily Challenge ....LET'S WORK IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29296994 Okay today is SUNDAY and it is reflection day!! <BR> <BR> 1. Write a blog about your past week's sucesses or failures and plan out what changes, if any, you are going to make for this week better. <BR> <BR> 2. Comment of 5 of your Team Members Spark Pages <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> and.........Don't forget to.... <BR> <BR> 1. Post what you have done!! BE PROUD and FLAUNT IT!!Woo Hoo!! Sun, 25 Oct 2009 12:52:00 EST 10/24: Daily Challenge ....LET'S WORK IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29274841 10/24: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Calf Raises with Chair: 6 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=123&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Calves <BR> <BR> 2. Lying Abduction: 6 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/... Sat, 24 Oct 2009 05:17:55 EST 10/23: Daily Challenge ....LET'S WORK IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29254002 10/23: Today we are working on UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpe... Fri, 23 Oct 2009 01:24:19 EST 10/22: Daily Challenge ....LET'S WORK IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29232479 10/22: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Airplane Pose: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=118&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Back, Glutes, Hamstrings <BR> <BR> 2. Crunches: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 03:02:15 EST Money Jar Challenge Week #3: 10/18 - 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x29227393 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Money Jar Challenge Week #2 Results: <BR> <BR> GROUP LOST: Wk #2--3.4 LBS!!.....TOTAL--6.8 LBS!! <BR> <BR> BIGGEST LOSER: SKYEDOLPHAN with a 2.2 LB LOSS!! <BR> Runner UP #2: LADYNLI with a 1.0 LB LOSS!! <BR> Runner UP #3: CLADY326 with a 0.2 LB LOSS!! <BR> <BR> Money Jar Savers as follows: <BR> <BR> CLADY326 - Wk #2--$7.56......Total--$19.98 <BR> BECKY2... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:43:39 EST 10/16: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29107363 10/16: Today we are working on UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpe... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:59:59 EST 10/14: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29060424 10/14: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridges: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=153&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/e... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:34:34 EST 10/13: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29037667 10/13: Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 6 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 6 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.co... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 03:43:27 EST 10/12: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x29012428 10/12: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 6 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 6 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/ex... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:48:56 EST 10/11: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28994241 10/11: Today is easy road, but just as important and meaningful as ST exercising. <BR> <BR> 1. Did you make the Recipe you chose from last sunday's daily challenge? If you did, you have earned yourself 100 Bonus Points!! <BR> <BR> 2. Post messages on 5 Team Members Spark Pages/Blogs. <BR> <BR> 3. Write your Own Reflection BLOG. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> and.........Don't forget to.... <BR> <BR> 1. Post what you have done!! BE PROUD and FLAUNT IT!!Woo Hoo!! Sun, 11 Oct 2009 05:59:01 EST Money Jar Challenge Week #2: 10/11 - 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28992838 <em>236</em> <em>242</em> <em>104</em> <em>216</em> <em>67</em> <em>231</em> <em>410</em> <em>285</em> <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Money Jar Challenge Week #1 Results: <BR> <BR> GROUP TOTAL LOST: 3.4 LBS <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser: REDJASPER with a 3.0 LB LOSS!! <BR> Runner UP #2: LADYNLI with a 1.0 LB LOSS!! <BR> <BR> Money Jar Savers as follows: <BR> <BR> CLADY326 - $12.42 <BR> BECKY2856 - $7.37 <BR> LADYNLI - $6.72 <BR> MLJCARMAN - $9.73 <BR> REDJASPER - $2.88 <BR> SKYEDOLPHAN - $7... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:23:19 EST 10/9: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28956600 10/9: Today we are working on UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeo... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 02:35:48 EST 10/8: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28934091 10/8: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Airplane Pose: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=118&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Back, Glutes, Hamstrings <BR> <BR> 2. Crunches: 6 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=2... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 01:31:40 EST 10/7: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28911234 10/7: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridges: 6 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=153&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 6 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/ex... Wed, 7 Oct 2009 03:35:53 EST 10/6: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28887222 10/6: Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 6 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 6 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 03:16:05 EST 10/5: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28861848 10/5: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 6 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 6 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exe... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 03:29:32 EST 10/4: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28841178 10/4: Today is easy road, but just as important and meaningful as ST exercising. <BR> <BR> 1. Find/Pick one Healthy Recipe that you can plan for and make during the week. The recipe can be from anywhere, just as long as it is healthy. <BR> <BR> A. Name of Your Recipe <BR> B. Where you Got it From <BR> C. Basic Nutritional Info per serving(Carb/Fat/Protein/Fiber/Sodium) <BR> D. What Day do you Plan on Making it <BR> <BR> NOTE: You will earn BONUS POINTS for making your planned Recip... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 02:25:00 EST Money Jar Challenge Week #1: 10/4 - 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28838106 Money Jar Challenge!!! Starting on 10/4!! <BR> <BR> How much will you have earned/saved in your MONEY JAR by the end of this 6-Week Challenge???? The more active you are.....the more $$$ you will have earned/saved in your MONEY JAR!!! Will you SPEND it??? or Will you SAVE it for the next round? <BR> <BR> At the end of the challenge, you can carry over the amount in your money jar to the next round or you can spend it (hopefully, on something nice for the efforts you put into it.) <BR> <... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:05:26 EST 10/3: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28823918 10/3: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Calf Raises with Chair: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=123&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Calves <BR> <BR> 2. Lying Abduction: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/e... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 03:11:48 EST 10/2: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28802252 10/2: Today we are working on UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeo... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 02:06:08 EST Money Jar Challenge!! Starts on 10/4: Sign Up Now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28776518 Money Jar Challenge!!! Starting on 10/4!! <BR> How much will you have earned/saved in your MONEY JAR by the end of this 6-Week Challenge???? The more active you are.....the more $$$ you will have earned/saved in your MONEY JAR!!! Will you SPEND it??? or Will you SAVE it for the next round? <BR> <BR> At the end of the challenge, you can carry over the amount in your money jar to the next round or you can spend it (hopefully, on something nice for the efforts you put into it.) <BR> <BR> Po... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 00:58:48 EST 10/1: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28776403 10/1: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Airplane Pose: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=118&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Back, Glutes, Hamstrings <BR> <BR> 2. Crunches: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=2... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 00:48:44 EST 9/30: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28752198 9/30: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridges: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=153&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/ex... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 02:32:04 EST October Round of "LOOW" Challenge:10/4 thru 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28749487 Here we go LADIES!!!! <BR> <BR> Everyone that wants to be in this challenge MUST: <BR> <BR> 1. Sign in with your Starting Weight <BR> 2. By Sunday, October 4th <BR> <BR> This challenge will run through to the end of October 31...in which case a new thread will be set up for the November Round!! <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> 1. You stay in the game as long as you either lose weight or stay the same <BR> 2. Only a weight GAIN knocks you out of the challenge.....or <BR> 3. If you do a N/S on w... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 22:42:54 EST 9/29: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28727573 9/29: Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 02:58:52 EST 9/28: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28702456 9/28: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exe... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 03:54:45 EST 9/27: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28682618 Today is SUNDAY and it EASY day!! So this is what you will have to do: <BR> <BR> 1. Write a BLOG <BR> 2. Post on 5 Team Spark Pages/Blog <BR> 3. Give 1 Goodie Out <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> and.........Don't forget to.... <BR> <BR> 1. Post what you have done!! BE PROUD and FLAUNT IT!!Woo Hoo!! <BR> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 04:27:59 EST 9/26: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28665337 9/26: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Calf Raises with Chair: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=123&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Calves <BR> <BR> 2. Lying Abduction: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/e... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 03:13:33 EST 9/24: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28621036 9/24: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Airplane Pose: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=118&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Back, Glutes, Hamstrings <BR> <BR> 2. Crunches: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=2... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 01:54:13 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x28616463 Hi Everyone, <BR> I joined sparkpeople a couple of months ago and haven't been on it enough to learn what to do. I'm ready to be serious and start shedding some pounds. If anyone has any advice or help please send it my way!! Thanks:) Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:10:56 EST 9/23: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28597289 9/23: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridges: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=153&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/ex... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 02:12:09 EST 9/22: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28572719 Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 4 Sets 19/22: 2-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 01:38:38 EST 9/21: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28546472 9/21: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exe... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 00:41:26 EST 9/20: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28527082 9/20: Sundays will always be something simple. <BR> 1. Post on 5 different team members pages <BR> 2. 10 minute walk <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> and.........Don't forget to.... <BR> <BR> 1. Post what you have done!! BE PROUD and FLAUNT IT!!Woo Hoo!! <BR> 2. Add the Cardio exercises to "your fitness" tracker!! Sun, 20 Sep 2009 02:14:17 EST 9/18: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28489726 9/18: What is your plan of attack for the upcoming holiday which is Halloween? Fri, 18 Sep 2009 04:35:14 EST 9/18: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28489694 9/18: Today we are working on UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Dumbbell Lateral Raises: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeo... Fri, 18 Sep 2009 04:27:37 EST 9/17: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28465785 9/17: Do you like to make smoothies, and if so, what have you put in yours? and What do you use to blend/mix it with? <BR> Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:53:33 EST 9/17: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28465628 9/17: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Airplane Pose: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=118&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Back, Glutes, Hamstrings <BR> <BR> 2. Crunches: 4 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=2... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 00:36:24 EST 9/16: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28449751 9/16: How often do you weigh yourself? <BR> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:32:31 EST 9/16: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28449507 9/16: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridges: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=153&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/ex... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:23:51 EST 9/15: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28416506 9/15: Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:52:04 EST 9/15: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28416470 9/15: Patrick Swayze, the actor loses his battle with cancer....What are your thoughts on it, him and his movies? Tue, 15 Sep 2009 01:46:50 EST 9/14: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28390631 9/14: Have you ever tried and/or created a Spark Recipe? Mon, 14 Sep 2009 03:52:40 EST 9/14: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28390581 9/14: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exe... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 03:38:04 EST 9/11: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28328466 9/11: Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 02:23:16 EST 9/11: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28328413 9/11: First off I would like for you to take a moment of silence to remember all those who have/had sacraficed their lives on this day and for this day. And give a prayer on behalf of them and their families that suffered first hand from this tragedy. <BR> <BR> Because today marks an 8 yr anniversary of a devastating and almost unthinkable horrific attack on the United States, 9/11/2001. What were you doing when you heard the new, where were you at and what were/are your feelings and thoug... Fri, 11 Sep 2009 02:12:58 EST 9/10: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28303828 9/10: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exe... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:24:50 EST 9/10: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28303759 9/10: What time of day do you prefer to do your workouts, whether it be cardio or strength training or both? Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:16:14 EST 9/9: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28278967 9/9: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Airplane Pose: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=118&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Back, Glutes, Hamstrings <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 02:03:18 EST 9/9: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x28278803 9/9: When was your first <em>212</em> (kiss)? Wed, 9 Sep 2009 01:40:26 EST ALL OR NOTHING CHALLEN GE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28263922 Here is a new challenge that is starting today and should be posted on once a week. You pick the day you post your accomplishments. This challenge is all on you. I'm just setting it up. <BR> <BR> <BR> To be in the challenge you must do all of the following. <BR> <BR> 1. Take a multivitamin of your choice everyday. Take it per package direction. If you all ready do this great, if not you need to start. It is good for you. <BR> <BR> 2. Take at least your chest, waist, and hip measur... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 13:53:18 EST 9/8: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28252273 9/8: Today we are back to working on our UPPER BODY Strength Training. This is a nice 30 minute workout. Again make sure you alternate between sets with the ST exercises. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 4 sets of 12-15 reps (each side) <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Lying Triceps Lifts: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <l... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 04:11:54 EST 9/8: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28252206 9/8: What was the best thing about your weekend!! Tue, 8 Sep 2009 03:59:37 EST 9/5: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28192732 9/5: Does anyone remember this one, what was your first car? <BR> Sat, 5 Sep 2009 04:00:43 EST 9/5: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28192682 9/5: Today we are working on LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridges: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=153&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Squats: 4 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exerc... Sat, 5 Sep 2009 03:53:39 EST 9/4: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28170877 9/4: Today is UPPER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Alternating Dumbbell Biceps Curls: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=69&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Biceps <BR> <BR> 2. One-Arm Dumbbell Rows: 4 Sets 12-15 reps (per arm) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 02:04:59 EST 9/4: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28170748 9/4: Which or what type of food is your most favorite? Fri, 4 Sep 2009 01:41:33 EST 9/3: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28147484 9/3: Today is CORE Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Bridge-Ups: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=138&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Abs, Lower back, Shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Hip Flexor: 4 Sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exer... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 02:52:54 EST 9/3: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28147451 9/3: What is your Favorite Color(s)? Thu, 3 Sep 2009 02:39:00 EST 9/2: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28121916 9/2: Today is LOWER BODY Strength Training. Make sure you alternate between sets and give yourself a good 60 to 90 second rest in between each set. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Standing Adduction: 10 sets 12-15 reps (each leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=122&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Inner thigh, Quads <BR> <BR> 2. Seated Leg Extensions: 10 sets 12-15 reps (each leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: http://www.sparkpeo... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 01:17:55 EST 9/2: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28121747 9/2: Do you track your sodium and your potassium intake? Why do I ask this? Did you know that your potassium intake should be double of what your sodium intake. Potassium counteracts the sodium in the blood stream. Wed, 2 Sep 2009 00:59:38 EST 9/1: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28095233 9/1: Today we are back to working on our UPPER BODY Strength Training. This is a nice 30 minute workout. Again make sure you alternate between sets with the ST exercises. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Boxer: 10 sets of 12-15 reps (each side) <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=110&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Upper back, shoulders <BR> <BR> 2. Wall Pushups: 10 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> DEMO LINK: <BR> <link>... Tue, 1 Sep 2009 01:08:29 EST 9/1: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28095059 9/1: Do you take any supplements, whether they be diet or vitamin/minerals? If so, what? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 00:55:31 EST 8/31: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28069058 8/31: Today we are back to working on our CORE Strength Training. This is a nice 30 minute workout. Again make sure you alternate between sets with the ST exercises. So as not to tire out as quickly. <BR> <BR> 1. Hip Flexors: 10 sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=113&from=fitness </link> <BR> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hips, Upper Thigh, Glute <BR> <BR> 2. Dumbbell Side Bends: 10 sets of 12-15 reps (per side) <BR> DE... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 01:15:13 EST 8/31: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28068896 8/31: What is your favorite Spark Tool? Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:57:42 EST 8/30: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28048480 8/30: Today is going to be an easier for you. We are going to try for <em>218</em> for a minimum of 5 songs. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to.... <BR> <BR> 1. Post what you have done!! BE PROUD and FLAUNT IT!!Woo Hoo!! <BR> 2. Add the Cardio ninutes to "your fitness" tracker!! Sun, 30 Aug 2009 02:25:48 EST 8/30: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28048382 8/30: How do you get your daily allotment of WATER in (8 8oz Glasses)? Sun, 30 Aug 2009 02:09:53 EST NEED HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x28040937 My name is Rhonda and I've been overweight now for the past 15 yrs. I swear it seems as if I tried everything, but nothing helped. I can lose the weight but can't seem to keep it off. Since I've been 20 my lowest weight has been 225 and I was so proud of myself but as usual after awhile I still put it all back on and them some. I would appreciate all who can and willing to help me I really do need help and support from others. It's so good to know I"m not the only one struggling with this a... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 17:00:15 EST 8/29: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28030956 8/29: Today is LOWER BODY Strength Training. This should come close to a 30 Minute ST workout for you. But just do what you can do, no pressure, no worries, OK. <BR> <BR> I, myself alternate between the 2 ST exercises so that the particular part of the body that we are working on doesn't tire out to quickly. It's easier on the body, basically on you. <BR> <BR> Lateral Lunges: 10 Sets of 12-15 Reps (each leg) <BR> DEMO LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=23&from... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 02:40:19 EST 8/29: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28030914 8/29: What, if anything, has changed in your grocery shopping? Sat, 29 Aug 2009 02:30:33 EST 8/28: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28010677 8/28: Today we will work on our UPPER BODY Strength Training. This should come close to a 30 Minute ST workout for you. But just do what you can do, no pressure, no worries, OK. <BR> <BR> I, myself alternate between the 2 ST exercises so that the particular part of the body that we are working on doesn't tire out to quickly. It's easier on the body, basically on you. <BR> <BR> Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press 10 Sets of 12-15 Reps <BR> DEMO LINK: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exerci... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:25:30 EST 8/28: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x28010570 8/28: What would be your "dream" job? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 06:05:36 EST 8/27: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27986277 8/27: Today we will work on our CORE Strength Training <BR> <BR> Dumbbell Side Bends (If you don't have dumbbells, use a 15-16 oz food can) Demo LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=68&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Obliques <BR> <BR> 8 sets of 12-15 reps <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Hip Flexors <BR> Demo LINK: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=113&from=fitness </link> <BR> Muscles Worked: Hips, Upper Thigh, Glute <BR> <BR>... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 03:19:52 EST 8/27: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27986228 8/27: What type of exercise/gym equipment to you have access to? Thu, 27 Aug 2009 03:02:36 EST Movitation Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11309x31899x27932578 Find your favourite songs on youtube and post them as motivation. Here is the first one: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-bG7RCd6HI&<BR>feature=channel </link> Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:36:31 EST 8/20: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27826569 8/20: what is the best memory you have while growing up? Thu, 20 Aug 2009 04:06:19 EST 8/20: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27826547 Today you have 2 options: <BR> <BR> Dance, Dance, Dance to 5 or more songs <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> Take a 30 - 45 minute walk <BR> <BR> Choice is yours and......don't forget to.... <BR> <BR> 1. Post what you have done!! Woo Hoo!! <BR> 2. Add the cardio minutes to "your fitness" tracker. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 03:59:11 EST 8/19: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27805926 8/19: What Fall programs are you looking forward to seeing? Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:24:07 EST 8/19: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27805766 8/19: Today we will work on LOWER BODY - Calf Raises with Chair (Demo Link <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=123&from=fitness </link> ) <BR> <BR> Muscles Worked: Calves <BR> <BR> Let's try to work in 8 sets of 12-15 reps each and don't forget....... <BR> <BR> 1. Add what you have done to "Your Fitness" Page <BR> 2. Come in HERE and POST what you have DONE, FLAUNT IT GIRLS!! Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:17:41 EST New to Sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x27799117 Hello- I originally signed up in May, however, death in family & loss of job kind of put everything on the back burner for myself. Now that I'm in a better frame of mind again, I just started up again yesterday, really trying to commit to doing this. I've logged my food & did 2 days of exercise- which I actually have to say I enjoyed. I hope I can stick with the program this time. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:29:35 EST What Did You Do Today That Made You Proud? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27796407 This thread is where you can tell everyone what you did today that you are proud of. <BR> <BR> If you set out to clean the frig, you finished it, and you are proud of that, tell us. If you wanted to walk 1 mile today and are proud of that, tell us. <BR> <BR> We want to hear about everything you have accomplished today that made you proud. <BR> <BR> Here is your chance to blow your own horn, and blow it loudly! Tue, 18 Aug 2009 20:16:51 EST 8/18: Question of the Day???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27778204 8/18: How did you hear of Spark People? <BR> <BR> and have you watched this video link <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/foxnews.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> Click on the little video to srart it or at the lower left side of the page in red underlined "Click here to watch" <BR> <BR> After the viewing the video what do you think of it? Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:28:24 EST 8/18: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27778177 8/18: Today will work on our Upper Body by doing Dumbbell Lateral Raises (Demo Link <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=74&from=fitness </link> ) <BR> <BR> Muscles Worked: Shoulders <BR> <BR> Let's try to do 6 sets of 12-15 reps each and don't forget to...... <BR> <BR> 1. Add these ST exercises to "your fintess" page.' <BR> 2. Post and FLAUNT what you have done in HERE. <BR> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:13:17 EST Need some ideas... ..cardio with kids? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27757714 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I originally joined SP back in May, did great for a few weeks, and then injured my back and since then I've totally fallen off the wagon. I've had to start going to physical therapy for my back, and it's making exercising really really difficult to do - bending, twisting or any core muscle activities are excruciating. I'm slowly on the mend, and I've been "cleared" to start exercising again, albeit lightly. <BR> <BR> Here's my dilemma - I can't think of good cardio exerc... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:03:34 EST 8/17: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27753570 8/17: Today we are going to work on our CORE with some HIP FLEXORS (Demo: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?ID=113&from=fitness </link> ) Muscles Worked: Hips, Upper Thigh, Glute <BR> <BR> Let's try to work in at least 4 sets of 12-15 reps (per leg) <BR> <BR> and....don't forget to... <BR> <BR> 1. Add what you have done to your Strength Training - Your Fitness Page. <BR> 2. POST and FLAUNT what you have DONE!! Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:45:38 EST 8:17: Question of the DAY??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27753459 8/17: Where is your favorite vacation spot and why? Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:34:03 EST 8/16: Question of the Day??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27733165 8/16: How many of you have a family Sunday dinner and if you do what is it like? Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:32:38 EST 8/16: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVIE IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27733143 8/16: Take 15 - 30 minutes to just sit and meditate in a quiet room/place. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to come in HERE and POST that you DID IT!! <em>247</em> Sun, 16 Aug 2009 07:31:00 EST 8/15: Daily Chllg: WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27715370 8/15: Wall Push-ups. Let's try for 25 in the a.m.; 25 at lunch time; and 25 in the evening. If you can sqeez some more in, MORE POWER TO YOU!!! YIPPEEE!!! <BR> <BR> 1. Don't forget to add this to "Your Fitness Page" under the "Stregth training minutes" <BR> <BR> 2, Don't forget to post what you have done, right back here in this thread and FLAUNT IT BABIES!!! <BR> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 04:12:39 EST 8/15: Question of the Day?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27715292 8/15: What is your favorite time of year and why? <BR> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 03:51:09 EST struggeling with weight gain!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x27700102 Been struggeling with weight since I was 10 years old- it is true that our bodies do work against us (along with society). I am back on the wagon at spark people. My 25th birthday is September 8th and really want to look nice. I love being between 135-145 and currently I am 159pds. Need to watch everything that I eat and excersize everyday:) WISH ME LUCK!!! <BR> KKULCHAWICK Fri, 14 Aug 2009 11:05:44 EST 8/14: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27694673 8/14: Today's Daily Challenge will to get as many squats in as possible <BR> <BR> 1. Don't forget to this Strength Training minutes to "Your Fitness" tracker <BR> 2. These are easy to do at work, in the bathroom. <BR> 3. HAVE FUN!! <BR> <BR> 4. POST what you HAVE DONE, and FLAUNT IT!! Fri, 14 Aug 2009 05:40:03 EST 8/14: Question of the Day????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27694648 8/14: What is your most enjoyable cardio exercise? Fri, 14 Aug 2009 05:32:11 EST What Do You Want To Accomplish Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27671862 This thread is for you to list want you would like to get done today. <BR> <BR> It does not have to be about weight, food, or exercise. <BR> <BR> It can be anything. For example: Today I would like to finish a book I am reading. Today I would like to get the laundry done. <BR> <BR> There are so many different tasks that we do everyday besides the exercise, tracking nutrition, and hoping the number on the scales is in our favor. <BR> <BR> This thread will give us all the opportunity to... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 07:04:05 EST 8/13: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27670647 8/13: Daily Chlg - WE LIKE TA MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!!! <BR> <BR> Today is time for shaking and moving your groove THANG!!! Dance to at least 5 songs today, if you can do more, by all means do it. <BR> <BR> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Don't forget to add your dance cardio minutes to "Your Fitness" pages <BR> 2. Don't forget to post on this message board how many songs you danced to, FLAUNT IT BA... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 02:35:32 EST 8/13: Question of the Day????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27670573 8/13: What is your favorite healthy snack? Thu, 13 Aug 2009 02:16:09 EST 8/12: Question of the Day???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27658625 8/12: What is the weather like in your neck of the woods today? Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:41:53 EST Daily Challenge, We Like Ta MOVE IT, MOVE IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27658578 Starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, I will begin posting a daily challenge. <BR> <BR> If you have participated and accomplished the challenge, POST IT and FLAUNT IT, that YOU MOVED IT!! Your BODY that IS, LOL. <em>247</em> Wed, 12 Aug 2009 14:40:10 EST Last One Out Wins Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x27640426 Here we go! My first challenge to the team! <BR> <BR> Everyone that wants to be in this challenge needs to sign up my making a post in this thread by 5 pm your time, Friday, August 14th! No late entries will be accepted! I need time to get all challengers listed. <BR> <BR> The challenge will officially start at 5 pm your time, Sunday, August 16th. You must have your starting weight posted by then. <BR> <BR> After all challengers have signed in Sunday, Aug. 16th, an end date will be de... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 20:01:58 EST getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27624614 I had a bit of a hiatus from SP over the last little while. I had a moment where I wasn't sure I could handle much of anything. Very stressed with work, family stuff and wasn't feeling well. <BR> <BR> Things have improved, I've made some good choices and the best decision I made was to log back onto here. So I'm back and slowly trying to get the wheels in motion. The good news is that I didn't gain any weight when I was "off" for over a month. <BR> <BR> So I just need your support to g... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 08:23:16 EST Welcome another leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27579049 hi all.... <BR> Welcome Judy (you know her as SEKSUNSHINE) as a new leader for this team. Judy started with you and has been an active participant from the start. I think she'll be a great addition as a leader for this team. <BR> Janet Sun, 9 Aug 2009 09:41:57 EST Three month anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27578303 We're coming up to our three month anniversary at Spark, so how are you doing? <BR> <BR> how are you doing with your food/nutrition? <BR> how about exercise? <BR> how much weight have you lost, if any? <BR> How often do you log into Spark? <BR> What stage are you on now? <BR> Anything else about your journey on spark Sun, 9 Aug 2009 09:00:31 EST I got lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x27424612 Hi Team, <BR> I got lost from my team! That’s what happens when you think you know what you’re doing but you don’t. I kept seeing these “class of “ teams on other people’s SparkPages and then I figured it out. I joined the same time you did, but I did not know about this team. So here I am, the new kid on the block, wandering around looking for my peeps. <BR> <BR> When I first started, I really was only interested in using the Nutrition Tracker. I lost ten pounds and then started lookin... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 15:49:05 EST New to site looking to get motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x27181600 Hi all, im in NYC and looking for a fitness buddy. Someone to push me and vice versa. I have a big goal to achieve but very confident this time I WILL DO IT!! Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:43:36 EST Thought I would say hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x27129997 I haven't posted anything on this teams page yet so I figured I'd say hi. So far Sparks has been awsome and I have lost 15 lbs. Anyway thanks for the support! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:46:06 EST Those of you who are close to goal weight - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x27122667 Good for you! This is the first time I have posted. I start April 15 and have lost 20 pounds so far. I've been at 20 for a month and I'm ready to start really trying again. I am at 160. My short term goal is 150 - a healthy weight for the BMI scale. I'd love to be at 140 by my birthday Sept 23 and at 125 by Christmas. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 11:20:51 EST 2 month delay but I amback... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x27112693 Hi,I originally found out about this website in May, however I had surgery that month which delayed my ability to really get started. But I am recovering great and I am back ready to roll now... Glad to be part of this group and website. Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:12:13 EST Question about fatigue? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26982931 Hi peeps, would appreciate any advice on this, Ive been losing weight constantly now for 9 weeks at an average of 2lbs a week, and throughout have felt like I have bags of energy, Ive now lost a total of 21+lbs but last few days feeling so drained, I am falling asleep around 8.30/9pm and finding it hard to concentrate at work. Starting to bug me now, my diet has not changed to what I have been having the last 9 weeks, so really baffled now, any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciate... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 03:52:43 EST 500 minutes by 7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x26861552 Anyone up for a new challenge? I've been doing pretty well on the dieting portion of my program, but not so much on the fitness portion. So..... <BR> <BR> Let's see who can get 500 fitness minutes by 7/31/2009. Over 24 days, that's just 21 minutes per day - - We can all do that! <BR> <BR> Just check in periodically and let us know how you're doing. Wed, 8 Jul 2009 15:38:24 EST LUCKY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26693303 I am thankful to be alive. A piece of steel fell from a semi on the highway Thurs. and I had to hit it. It did a lot of damage to my car but no one was hurt. Thanks be to God. Wed, 1 Jul 2009 06:56:14 EST YIPPEEEEE!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26599665 I received my first "Are you losing weight?" today from someone who had no idea I've been trying!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:42:08 EST An Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26536045 This evening I received this in my email and I wish to share it with all. <BR> Good Luck on your journey of todays <link>www.bellsouthpwp.net/c/o/couchmt/car<BR>dofweek/today.html </link> Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:13:15 EST Dr's Office http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26505816 Went to Doc today all excited because I have lost some weight and my blood pressure is way down. I was expecting her to take me off of my med for High BP. She had already cut it in half. The nurse did my stats commented on weight loss, looked at mt BP readings from home for last 6 weeks. She said the Doc was running on time and would be in any minute. 35 Min later still no Doc. I LEFT! I told the nurse that I was going to quit taking my BP meds and if there was a problem with that someone s... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 19:53:04 EST Too Much Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26356309 So I'm doing a boot camp every morning from 5.30AM - 6.30AM. It is essentially tough circuit training with lots of weights and cardio. LOTS of calories are burned during this workout. I started June 1 and will continue until July 31 - 5 days a week. I have been thinking on doubling up and doing the 30 Day Shred Dvd in the evenings, but I am unsure if this will be too much. <BR> <BR> I really want to incorporate a quick 20 minute evening work out, but I'm concerned that when the boot camp en... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:43:08 EST week 6 (6/14-20) colors of the rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x26294027 It is said that we should try to fill our plates with as many different colors of foods as possible since the color of foods, especially vegies and fruits, is often connected to specific nutrients our bodies need for optimum health. <BR> <BR> Soooooooo, I thought it would be fun for us to list all the different colors of foods we ate each day (or as many as you can remember you ate) ... <BR> <BR> And to make it a bit more fun along the way, I thought the person posting after the previous ... Sat, 13 Jun 2009 19:48:43 EST Hello Hello and Good Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x26290092 I've been here almost a month now. I should introduce myself. My name is Karen. <BR> I joined spark not just to lose weight but to get healthy. I can already see differences. I hope to continue to have the same enthusiasm a year from now as i have for the past couple month about this journey. <BR> <BR> I'd love to meet many people also on this road. <BR> <BR> Today i reached my first ten pounds dropped! Sat, 13 Jun 2009 15:25:10 EST What do you do when temptation calls!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26205428 I find it's worse for me when I'm finally by myself. Which is pretty rare working full time and chasing around two kids and a stay at home dad. It's all great, but for whatever reason, when it all comes to a halt, I feel this sucking sound that is some kind of void that needs to be filled. I just want to eat, whether I'm hungry or not. Definitely an emotional thing. What do you do in these moments? I want to make a list of options and post it on my fridge! 1) Drink a liter of water 2) look at... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 01:06:49 EST week five (6/8-14) challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x26120693 A little exercise boost for this week. Our challenge is step-ups. Now....there are two ways to count your step-ups.... <BR> <BR> 1. is to go up and down a set of stairs. Count the stairs. <BR> <BR> 2. is get some sort of step. Step up with one foot then up with the other so both feet are on the step and then step down with one foot and then down with the other so you are back on the ground. That equals 1 step-up. <BR> <BR> I suggest getting a stop watch or kitchen timer and setting ... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 20:18:46 EST Diet Personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26116435 Did anyone do the diet personality? <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/personal<BR>ity_profile2.asp </link> <BR> <BR> It seemed pretty accurate. Said I was "Carb and Calorie Crazed" <BR> <BR> What about you? Sat, 6 Jun 2009 15:06:13 EST Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26091773 What is your favorite music to work out to? I'm trying to get a play list for me to work out to and I have never really thought about it before. What gets you moving? Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:30:01 EST Went and Seen The Dietician http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x26074590 Went and seen the dietician today. I didn't gain or lose weight. I have been seeing her for a week, I was wondering if this was normal? Thu, 4 Jun 2009 17:54:12 EST I need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25995016 The past few days I have really struggled. I am not really working out and I haven't watched what I am eating. Not only that but I haven't really come on here to get me back on track. <BR> <BR> Please any words of motivation/inspiration are appreciated! Mon, 1 Jun 2009 23:58:18 EST week four (1st of June) challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x25951264 It's fruits and veggies week. How many servings of fruits and veggies can you get in throughout the day? Sun, 31 May 2009 15:08:59 EST Walking: A real pain in the SHINS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25901722 So I am walking about 2 miles, 3 times a week. I do this either around the neighborhood with my family or on the treadmill at the gym. I love to do it but I get crazy mad shin splints! Especially on the treadmill. I would like to walk faster, I can feel that I have the energy to speed up but when I do, then the pain gets even worse! Are there any stretches that I can do to help alleviate these pains? Should I just stop walking and start eating hostess cupcakes and play video games again? (Las... Fri, 29 May 2009 10:13:06 EST Hiking:cro ss-country versus Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25898007 I went for a walk/hike today but I have my son, 17lbs, on my back for added weight and more of a workout. I was walking on a walking path through small towns, slight inclines and down but some what flat. So for my "Cardio" do I add "Hiking:cross-country" or "Walk:30 min./mile"? Fri, 29 May 2009 07:34:26 EST Dealing with the dieting cranky's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25878663 Does anyone have any tips or tricks they use. I am not a moody person but there are days when I am dieting that my tolerance for things are pretty low. I do not want to be a cranky mom but I am doing to be dieting for a while so if anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate it. Thu, 28 May 2009 11:56:45 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25878575 Roxanne, wife and mom of 2- 7 and almost 4. I have thyroid disease so I keep gaining and keep trying to loose. So hoping to stay inspired. Thu, 28 May 2009 11:53:32 EST Discouraged and Running Out of Time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25863458 I've been doing pretty well with exercising and eating for the past couple weeks and I know it takes time to see results but I want to be more comfortable in my bridesmaid dress on June 20th. I tried it on tonight and it's still the way it was two weeks ago. I am so discouraged. I'm scared to death that I won't be able to sit down at the wedding b/c it's so tight. What am I doing wrong? Wed, 27 May 2009 20:52:17 EST Favorite (and good for you) snacks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25851484 Okay, we've been at this for about two weeks now... What are you finding to be your favorite good for you snacks? Apples, almonds, and cheese are good for me, but I need to branch out. <BR> <em>211</em> Wed, 27 May 2009 12:22:46 EST Motivational Post - "I'm Trying" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25827905 I read this post today on one of my other teams, and thought it was worth sharing with all of you. It kind of hit home for me. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11523x252<BR>40206 </link> Tue, 26 May 2009 15:35:26 EST Some advice please.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25825333 What exactly would be a good time to not eat after? Would it be better for a certain time or just a certain amount of hours before you go to sleep? Tue, 26 May 2009 13:55:49 EST I forgot too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25800146 Hello Class of 5-10-09. My name is Janise and I am a school teacher. School just ended and I am looking forward to all the activities I can do. Mon, 25 May 2009 14:14:41 EST week three challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x25796559 Hey all.... <BR> Here's your challenge for this week.... <BR> <BR> This is the start of our third week (second week for the last ones joined). Some of you have been active, and some of you are still struggling just getting started. Support and motivation are key to success. <BR> <BR> My challenge is to leave a message on another team member's spark page, answer another team member's blog, give a spark goodie, or spark mail another team member. The complete list of team members is at the ... Mon, 25 May 2009 11:24:27 EST Help- a little discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25756619 So I have tracked EVERY thing that has gone into my mouth and have stayed within my calorie range, and continued working out everyday like usual (I change routines constantly). The first week I lost 4 pounds, and I weighed myself this morning and gained 3. I looked over everything, and the only thing that I can find that may be causing this is that the first week I ate around 1200-1500 calories, and this week has mostly been 1500. Could that really be causing the gain, or could it be work... Sat, 23 May 2009 10:39:42 EST eight cups of water a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25753532 Just can't do this -- I'd be running to the washroom all day! <BR> <BR> First: anyone else with the same problem, and if so: what do you do? <BR> <BR> And second: I do eats lots and lots of fruits and veggies (and too much coffee): does that water count? Sat, 23 May 2009 07:22:15 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25749550 Hello all, I am new and i have been tracking my meals for a bout a week. However, I really fell off these last three or so days. How do I start over? Today is Friday and I want to start over sunday. I plan on preparing my kitchen and workout space so I don't have any excuses. What happens to the meals and points i have gained so far? how do i start over? should i delete the meals i already have online? Fri, 22 May 2009 22:25:05 EST another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25726345 Hi folks, I've been a SP member for a whole week. I have really enjoyed this site. OK some details: <BR> DebbyKakes is a name my brother always calls me. <BR> I'm from Arkansas. I've been married to Gabe for 14 years. Till next time..... <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 22:22:20 EST Forgot to introduce myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25718480 Hi everyone! I signed up with sp on May 12, also known as my wedding anniversary. I'm here to help myself get into the habit of having a healthy lifestyle as well as to lose weight. I'd like to get back down to 125, but 129 will be acceptable. I gained 10 pounds last year and before that, I had been gaining about a pound or two a year. <BR> <BR> I'm on my active day three and so far I've done ok. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to being a part of this group and "meeting" you all! <BR> Thu, 21 May 2009 15:55:55 EST Thoughts on hula hoops? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25714113 I recently purchased a hula hoop after hearing it was a great way to lose inches around and tighten the waist. I haven't used one of these since the year 19...well, let's just say a very very long time =). I'm curious if anyone else has tried this and if so, what the results were, or any other thoughts on this. <BR> <BR> Thanks Thu, 21 May 2009 12:54:38 EST Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25702665 I just started tracking my calories on SP...I found out that today I came way under what I should be having which is kinda frustrating. Any tips on how to make sure I am eating the right amount of calories to help my weight loss? Also...I am just starting to track my workout progress and minutes. I can't find some of the things I did today for my workout so I had to find what I did by picking something close. Is there a way you can be more specific on what you are doing so the numbers are mor... Thu, 21 May 2009 00:27:15 EST Binge Defused... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25701632 While I was just a little over on calories, I'm proud of myself because today had the potential to be a full-on binge. I had a really stressful afternoon at work, and have been tired from staying up late the last few nights. I followed my plan for dinner, but started nibbling off the kid's plates, and eating the junk food that was laying around. I have to say, though, that I limited myself pretty well.... <BR> <BR> 6-7 sun chips <BR> ~5 cheetos <BR> 3 marshmallows <BR> 2 chicken nuggets <BR>... Wed, 20 May 2009 23:24:48 EST What is everyone eating to lose so much weight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25700437 hello i was wondering what everyone was eating cause i see people dropping 5-9 pounds a week and i need some tips cause i been watching how i been eating for 3 days and the scale hasnt moved so im getting discouraged but im going to keep going and not give up cause im a big girl and need to lose this weight! lol. <BR> i also want to know how the people on the biggest loser lose so much weight? <BR> if someone can show me there meal plan that would be great so i can get an idea of what im doi... Wed, 20 May 2009 22:35:48 EST Pant, pant, pant - I can't keep up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25661235 It looked easy. Walk x number of minutes and burn x number of calories. But when I entered the numbers that sneaky speed factor was there. As a result - not enough calories to meet my goal. Guess I'll be doing extra laps to catch up. Tue, 19 May 2009 14:13:58 EST Vent Your Frustrations Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25660496 I thought I would create this thread for anyone else that feels once in a while that they need to vent their frustrations when things dont work out quite as planned. I was really annoyed with myself that I had 192grams of pasta today and it came to well over 600 calories. It just really annoyed me cos for the last 9 days i have been so good...Grrrrrrrrrrr <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Feel free to post and have a little scream! Tue, 19 May 2009 13:47:22 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25656462 I'm just starting out with SP and I am really hoping to stick with it and meet my goal. I'm currently 220.8 (at 4'11) and my long term goal is to be 120. I have a ways to go, but I think if I break that 100 down in increments of 5 or 10, it will be a lot easier and less mind boggling. <em>198</em> <BR> I'm a single mother of three boys and they are committed to keeping me on track. Please keep me in your prayers, as I know that I cannot do this alone. <BR> Hugs, Isheka <BR> Tue, 19 May 2009 11:29:43 EST Food Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25647006 I had a great food day! I started following the nutrition section last week and was really struggling to get the protein needed without going overboard on the fat. One of the suggestions that came up was to watch my dairy fat. <BR> <BR> Well, I am not ready to give up my half and half with my coffee of a morning, so I looked at the other areas that could be tweeked. I bought a small container of non fat milk for my cereal (family needs 2%). This works well for me because I do not use that... Tue, 19 May 2009 00:58:35 EST hi im a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25642504 hi all , just signed up on fri. my best friend told me about this site , i took a boo , and figured "what have i got to lose ? so here i am . <BR> <BR> TELL US ALL ABOUT YOURSELF.. <BR> <BR> ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Newbie <BR> FIRST NAME: karin <BR> STATE: canada <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) apr.21 <BR> MARRIED: engaged <BR> KIDS: nope <BR> PETS: fish <BR> <BR> HOBBIES: my league,pogo,reading,latch rug hooking <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: Lose weight <BR> <BR> and <BR> <B... Mon, 18 May 2009 21:22:27 EST I'm new but not committed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25638858 I am yo-yoing 175-180, mostly at 179. Hearing all of your comments will help me get on track. KEEP THEM COMING Mon, 18 May 2009 18:55:35 EST Thanks Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25638184 Thanks for all the great support and at-a-girls, It means so much to me I really lack support at home. My loving Hubby went out and bought 4 kinds of ice-cream to celebrate. THANKS HON. I had just gotten back from my daily bike ride and I didn't want to waste all I had done for the day so I played a computer game while they ate the ice cream. <em>104</em> <BR> I WIN !!!! Mon, 18 May 2009 18:22:55 EST hey everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25635792 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: <BR> FIRST NAME: Kathi <BR> STATE: Florida <BR> BIRTHDAY: October 9 <BR> MARRIED: no <BR> KIDS: only my cat <BR> PETS: one black cat named Luna <BR> WORK: Communications for Vocational Rehabilitation <BR> HOBBIES: reading, cooking, spending time with friends <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: to lose weight and find a nice supportive community to help <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Tell us why or how you came to choose your USERNAME? <BR> My favorite painter is Vin... Mon, 18 May 2009 16:45:00 EST how many teams are you on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25629735 Just wondering how many teams you are on. At first I signed up for several, then realized I was repeating myself so was wondering if others that just signed up found themselves in the same situation. Mon, 18 May 2009 13:11:51 EST Went to the Doc today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25624167 I went to the doc today. She was happy I lost 7 lbs since my last appt. about 2 months ago. I told her about Spark People. She took down all of the info said she had several patients like me struggling with weight , Cholesterol and High blood pressure that she thought might benefit from SP. Tracking the food, not only calories but sodium and everything else was what impressed her the most .My blood pressure was good enough that she cut my meds in half. I go back in a month to see if She can... Mon, 18 May 2009 10:15:49 EST Whats your favourite excercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25620970 Over 6 years ago, I used to do kickboxing, badminton and played football and cricket too. I used to weight train 3 days a week, 6 years later absolutely nothing! <BR> <BR> Im just getting back into conditioning my mind for a healthier life now, and just thought it would be nice if everyone could share there favorite exercises as im trying to incorporate a good selection to get into the swing of things, I have always hated running, but have just started cycling now, and really enjoying so far... Mon, 18 May 2009 08:33:47 EST Hi From Newbie from Melbourne Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25617971 Hi There, <BR> <BR> Just joined after a girl at work mentioned this site! Am trying to lose weight - about 15-17kgs in the metric system (no idea what it is in Pounds!!). Am a mum to a 17 month old boy and work part time in marketing...look forward to meeting you all :-) <BR> <BR> Em Mon, 18 May 2009 03:10:47 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25617621 I am really trying to get into this. I tend to start something all gung ho like and then get bored with it and go back to my old habits. <BR> <BR> The first thing I have tried since joining is a few of the smoothie recipes. My husband and I, and even my 15 year old son ended up loving them...I was doubtful at first. I was very happy about this since my husband loves strawberry milkshakes from McDonalds and actually said he thinks he could replace those with the strawberry smoothie. This ... Mon, 18 May 2009 01:59:38 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25617616 I am really trying to get into this. I tend to start something all gung ho like and then get bored with it and go back to my old habits. <BR> <BR> The first thing I have tried since joining is a few of the smoothie recipes. My husband and I, and even my 15 year old son ended up loving them...I was doubtful at first. I was very happy about this since my husband loves strawberry milkshakes from McDonalds and actually said he thinks he could replace those with the strawberry smoothie. This ... Mon, 18 May 2009 01:59:07 EST Hello from Nebraska http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25615490 Hi everyone! I'm new to this site so I thought that I would introduce myself. I'm a 31 year old mother of a 2 1/2 year old. She keeps me very busy but I'm looking to lose some weight and get in much better shape. I'm looking for someone to buddy up with. Preferably someone who knows how difficult it is to exercise while raising children. Hope to hear from you soon! Sun, 17 May 2009 23:07:24 EST 5lbs by June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x25608271 Count me in Sun, 17 May 2009 17:27:11 EST Hello from Manitoba http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25602022 Hello team members, <BR> <BR> I'm a 53-y.0. woman from Manitoba (Canada). Newly divorced, 2 sons living on their own and ready to start my new life! I've hired a private professional trainer for 12 weeks to get me started on my way to fitness. Hopefully, after the 12 weeks are up, I'll be able to pursue my goals on my own! (Can't really afford one much longer!). I consider it a long-term investment into myself and my life! <BR> <BR> I've started my training at the gym this past week and it... Sun, 17 May 2009 12:22:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25599464 Hello everyone. New here like the rest of you I guess. Keep plugging away and we will win the battle. Sun, 17 May 2009 10:22:01 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25598816 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE:I'm sort of an oldie but I just began a new account for a fresh start. <BR> FIRST NAME: Claire. <BR> PROVINCE: Ontario. <BR> BIRTHDAY: October 22. <BR> MARRIED: Single. <BR> KIDS: No. <BR> PETS: No. <BR> WORK: A am a full time University student at a Performing Arts School majoring in Musical Theatre. <BR> HOBBIES: Music, Theatre, Photography, Writing, Reading, Film... <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: I am here because I lost a lot of weight a few years ... Sun, 17 May 2009 09:55:40 EST Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x25596317 Our first team goal is to drink 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> <BR> Water regulates every function in your body. It flushes out all the waste and toxins while transporting all the necessary nutrients. <BR> Many aches and pains are just a case of dehydration. Those nagging headaches that most people shrug off as part of life can also just be a case of dehydration. Water works as a lubricant causing less pain in the joints. Water flushes out impurities in the skin to help our complexion. He... Sun, 17 May 2009 07:47:11 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25591548 Hi, I am determined to get healthy! I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and am determined to control this with weight loss and as much exercize as I physically can handle. I have 4 sugeries in line. I have large Rotator-cuff tears in both shoulders, and two bad knees. Planning one shoulder surgery the firft of June. I see my Ortho Dr. Wednesday. I will know more then. Sat, 16 May 2009 21:55:03 EST A fresh green NEWBIE is in the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25585842 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: A fresh green NEWBIE! <BR> FIRST NAME: Aviv <BR> STATE: outside the US - from Israel :) <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only): Dec 15 <BR> MARRIED: nop <BR> KIDS: nop <BR> PETS: allergic <BR> WORK: Communications director <BR> HOBBIES: special music <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: losing eight but of course <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Tell us why or how you came to choose your USERNAME? <BR> my surname, how very uncreative of me :))) <BR> Sat, 16 May 2009 15:21:06 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25579310 How have you done so far? I have lost 7 pounds in 11 days. Are you keeping up with your goals? What are the things you want to improve? For me, it's not feeling pressured when eating out with friends and the boyfriend. They always want to get ice cream, order cake, appetizers, etc. It's hard to say no when you want to have a good time with friends! So far I am following my goals well. I allow myself two desserts a week, which is a major cut down from having one every day! Sat, 16 May 2009 09:11:09 EST I am a Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25567933 Hi my name is Lisa. <BR> I joined Spark a few days ago. <BR> I am a newbie <BR> I live in TX <BR> My BD is: 5/5/69(40) <BR> My goals are: to lose weight to be healthy <BR> I am married <BR> Have 6 children, 3 by birth and 3 by marriage. My oldest daughter is in heaven. <BR> I am doing boot camp 2 days a week and cardio at least 2 other days a week. I hope to be able to reach my goal by the end of summer. But if I am making progress I will be happy. <BR> My biggest obsticale is eating heal... Fri, 15 May 2009 17:08:46 EST Fitness Maps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25561562 What are your thoughts about the fitness maps? I haven't looked at them in depth yet but how do they calculate your speed? <BR> Fri, 15 May 2009 12:27:16 EST oops I fell a bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25554057 OK, I did really well the first 3 and 1/2 days. Then last night at work someone said" lets have pizza" and I said "sure". Man it tasted so good and the thoughts in my head said oh, you've been so good this week why not? Then I ate not one but 3 slices of pizza and 2 pieces of cheesy bread. I got on my bike and rode for 20 min. after that but I don't want to do that. I want to say no, I've got dinner planned and stick to what I know is right. I'm starting a new day today and I hope to I have ... Fri, 15 May 2009 07:39:25 EST Hi I'm new!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25547883 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: NEWBIE! <BR> FIRST NAME: Janet <BR> STATE: Florida <BR> BIRTHDAY: June 19 <BR> MARRIED: no <BR> KIDS: no <BR> PETS: Yes - A Yorkie named Tobie <BR> WORK: Telecom <BR> HOBBIES: Shopping, reading <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: lose weight, get healthy Thu, 14 May 2009 21:57:19 EST Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25537529 I have a hard time of coming up with new things to eat that are healthy. I get sick of salad rather fast, so what is everyone's favorite easy and CHEAP meal? Thanks! Thu, 14 May 2009 14:16:59 EST Day 1 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x25536249 Burn at least 350 calories and drink 8 glasses of water! Thu, 14 May 2009 13:31:23 EST 5lbs by June1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11308x31899x25536219 Since so many people expressed interset, I figured this would be a better place for it. I think that to help us out I'm going to try to come up with daily challenges and at the end of the day I would like it if everyone posted how they did. <BR> Thanks everyone and good luck! Thu, 14 May 2009 13:30:36 EST Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25536010 OMG I did my first strength training today since joining, and I got so sick to my stomach afterwards. I was shakey for almost 2 hours and my stomach got so sick and after sitting down I got a little light headed. I drank 2 glasses of water but that didn't seem to help. I don't understand why this happened because I haven't done any of the cardio yet. I was planning on doing that after I rested a couple minutes from doing the strenght training, but after the way I felt I didn't dare. <BR> Kri... Thu, 14 May 2009 13:23:51 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25535807 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Newbie <BR> FIRST NAME: Anita <BR> STATE: New Jersey <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) 7/4 <BR> MARRIED: Yes <BR> KIDS: 2 <BR> PETS: None <BR> WORK: Stay at Home Mom <BR> HOBBIES: Reading <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: To lose weight and be healthier. Thu, 14 May 2009 13:16:43 EST does anyone know a meal plan for hypoglycemia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25535575 im 99% sure im hypoglycemic and im looking for a meal plan for it can anyone help me out? <BR> im getting my bloodwork back soon but i need to know what to eat i always feel like i need sugar or i will pass out Thu, 14 May 2009 13:08:05 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25532438 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: NEWBIE! <BR> FIRST NAME: Betty <BR> STATE: Chihuahua, Mexico <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) September 7th <BR> MARRIED: yes <BR> KIDS: 1 girl 4 years old and two big boys, 22 and 18 <BR> PETS: Two fish, two dogs <BR> WORK: Teacher <BR> HOBBIES: Reading, watching movies, listening music, cook. <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: I want to be healthy, to look better and be happy with myself. <BR> <BR> Betty <em>213</em> Thu, 14 May 2009 11:18:55 EST What do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25530181 Someone told me that if you eat higher fiber food that you will fill up quicker and won't be so hungry and the "full feeling" will last longer. So it will help you to cut down if you tend to eat a lot of calories. Any thoughts on this? Thu, 14 May 2009 10:07:40 EST Hi! I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25525414 Hi folks, <BR> My name is Deb and I'm brand new to sp. Not sure what else to say, but any help is appreciated. Thanks! Thu, 14 May 2009 06:39:31 EST So motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25520296 Kudos to who ever thought of this website, and made it FREE! I am so motivated just by looking at the people on here that have lost so much weight! <BR> This is my first day, but started "weighing less" 2 weeks ago was 273 and in just 2 weeks i have lost 20lbs seems my body has been crying for exercise! <BR> I know it's starting fast, and will slow down but i say bring it on i'm ready for anything at this point! <BR> Went from god knows how many calories a day to just 1000 a day. I use my f... Wed, 13 May 2009 22:10:17 EST New To The Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25519154 My name is Jennifer. I am new to the Group. I am 25. I weigh 184. My goal weight is 134. Wed, 13 May 2009 21:22:48 EST My first day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25514382 Hi! My name is Shelly. I've been busy making changes in my life for the last 3 months. Hoping that this site helps keep me motivated to continue meeting my goals! Wed, 13 May 2009 17:45:17 EST Hi, I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25510804 Just wanted to check in. I'm 21 years old and attending college in Merced, CA. Wed, 13 May 2009 15:09:34 EST I'm new, Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25500531 I'm new at this and am really looking forward to doing this healthy lifestyle change with support from others. I just started Monday with the encouragement from my oldest daughter and I thank her so much for supporting me. I recently had part of a lung removed and quit smoking. Thank God there was no cancer but what a wake up call. I guess I needed a really loud alarm clock to wake me up. I gained 25 pounds since I quit smoking. I'm 52 years old, married with a great husband, 2 beautiful Dau... Wed, 13 May 2009 09:41:53 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25488398 Hi all. My name is Krista and I'm 34 from MA. Looking to lose about 77 pounds or more. I have 3 kids ages 6, 4, and 1. Good luck to everyone. Together we can do this!!! Tue, 12 May 2009 20:52:21 EST Class of May 10-16, 2009 (School Spirit) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25481845 Okay I was never a cheerleader but I think I will really get into this class scenerio. Anybody know the stone for the month of May? When I get to goal I may design my own school ring. We could have an online graduation celebration. Any suggestions? <BR> I think it is important for me to keep a positive outlook throughout this weight loss journey so that I keep the weight off in a permanent lifestyle change. Tue, 12 May 2009 16:00:28 EST Challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25480082 Is anyone up for a challenge? I really don't know what but I was kind of thinking like five pounds by June 1st? Tue, 12 May 2009 14:47:08 EST Introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25478650 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Newbie <BR> FIRST NAME: Ann <BR> STATE: MA <BR> BIRTHDAY: 12/6 <BR> MARRIED: No <BR> KIDS: 2 <BR> PETS: Papillon named Slim <BR> WORK: Exec. Assistant <BR> HOBBIES: Reading, Walking, Quilting <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: Get back in shape, it gets harder and harder <BR> Tue, 12 May 2009 13:49:06 EST Hi...My name is Jasmine =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25478161 Hi everyone...well my name is Jasmine and I'm 19...I am joining the coast guard and have to lose so much weight before being able to go to boot camp!! I just joined SP and so far am really excited...I really feel like this will help me stay motivated and meet my goal!!! I am a very friendly person and anyone who would like to chat feel free to message me...Well I hope to get to know all of you better. Tue, 12 May 2009 13:30:45 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25475288 I am a 23 year old mother and wife and I am in need of some help to live a healthier lifestyle. Both my husband and I have packed on a few pounds over the winter and we need to get motivated to get out and get moving. So I am hoping that this will help! Tue, 12 May 2009 11:44:45 EST Jayhawk KU Student new to SP :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25466389 Hello. My name is Shannon and I'm a student at the University of Kansas. I need some friends on here for motivation and for me to motivate. Anyone interested? Tue, 12 May 2009 03:29:49 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25456162 I just joined today I wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm a 30yr old New Yorker trying to get in shape Mon, 11 May 2009 18:04:56 EST Hellooooooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25453787 TELL US ALL ABOUT YOURSELF.. <BR> <BR> ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: Newbie! <BR> <BR> FIRST NAME: Eve <BR> <BR> STATE: Norfolk United Kingdom! <BR> <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) April 8th <BR> <BR> MARRIED: No <BR> <BR> KIDS: two sons Mason age 5 (nearly) and Keiton age 2 <BR> <BR> PETS: no pets <BR> <BR> WORK: Housewife <BR> <BR> HOBBIES: cooking, internet, horses, gym <BR> <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: loose weight and stay healthy <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Tell us w... Mon, 11 May 2009 16:19:28 EST Rose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31899x25383315 ARE YOU A NEWBIE or an OLDIE BUT GOODIE: I was using spark for a little while but gave up. So I am trying to restart. <BR> FIRST NAME: Julie <BR> STATE: Michigan <BR> BIRTHDAY: (month & day only) 12-21 <BR> MARRIED: No. But in a long term relationship of soon to be 4 years <BR> KIDS: No. Someday <BR> PETS: 2 cats <BR> WORK: Student and Care Provider <BR> HOBBIES: Dancing, Running(but lazy), Computer <BR> WHY ARE YOU HERE: I am unhealthy and need to lose weight <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Tell ... Fri, 8 May 2009 13:30:12 EST Questions & Answers/Need & Give Support POST HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25117019 There is where everybody can post any questions regarding this team or Spark People. Or they can also post a support request. <BR> <BR> Anyone can post an answer to the questions. And anybody and everybody should be able to post a message to anyone who needs it and give advice when needed. WE need to help each other, we are a team. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 04:57:14 EST Have YOU HUDDLED with YOUR TEAM TODAY??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25116880 Huddling with your team mates is a <em>250</em> way to stay connected and interact with your team. Let's see who can get the longest "HUDDLING STREAK" going. <BR> <BR> If you miss a day of huddling, then when you do it again you have to start back as "1 day Huddle Streaker" <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 04:30:38 EST General Team Chatter Box--Don't Be Afraid to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31899x25116861 Members, please, interact by sharing your ups and downs everyday, ideas, and encouragement. Sometimes, you will have drama and personality conflicts. Sometimes, its simply a very intense cardio or strength training competition. That’s where each other may be able to help. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to share any ideas or constructive comments that YOU THINK will improve the group successes and retention rates. This is YOUR GROUP, THUS your TEAM. <BR> <BR> Let's have some fun in this group,... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 04:24:55 EST