SparkPeople Chair Exercise Team Team Messageboard If you're looking for tips, support, and motivation for exercising with a physical challenge, then this is the place for you. Please check with your doctor before starting an exercise routine. SparkPeople Chair Exercise Team Team Messageboard Nov. 19 - Nov. 25 Nov. 19: 11,786 <BR> Nov. 20: 12,135 <BR> Nov. 21: 10,752 <BR> Nov. 22: <BR> Nov. 23: <BR> Nov. 24: <BR> Nov. 25: <BR> <BR> Total: <BR> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:43:39 EST Nov, 12 - Nov, 18 Nov. 12: 10,112 <BR> Nov. 13: 10,540 <BR> Nov. 14: 10,224 <BR> Nov. 15: 10,440 <BR> Nov. 16: 10,486 <BR> Nov. 17: 10,604 <BR> Nov. 18: 11,112 <BR> <BR> Total: 73,518 <BR> Sun, 12 Nov 2017 06:30:58 EST Nov. 5 - Nov. 11 Nov, 5: 10,875 <BR> Nov, 6: 12,346 <BR> Nov. 7: 10,204 <BR> Nov. 8: 11,066 <BR> Nov. 9: 11,138 <BR> Nov. 10: 10,113 <BR> Nov. 11: 10,104 <BR> <BR> Total: 75,846 Sun, 5 Nov 2017 05:54:34 EST November 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy November Everyone!!! Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:56:37 EST Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Oct. 29: 11,935 <BR> Oct. 30: 11,688 <BR> Oct. 31: 10,769 <BR> Nov. 1: 10,686 <BR> Nov. 2: 11,286 <BR> Nov. 3: 11,114 <BR> Nov. 4: 11,221 <BR> <BR> Total: 78,699 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 06:14:43 EST Oct. 22 - Oct. 28 Oct. 22: 10,333 <BR> Oct. 23: 13,297 <BR> Oct. 24: 11,816 <BR> Oct. 25: 10,622 <BR> Oct. 26: 11,138 <BR> Oct. 27: 12,128 <BR> Oct. 28: 10,076 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 79,410 Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:40:45 EST Oct. 15 - Oct. 21 Oct. 15: 10,768 <BR> Oct. 16: 11,026 <BR> Oct. 17: 10,752 <BR> Oct. 18: 10,785 <BR> Oct. 19: 10,136 <BR> Oct. 20: 10,230 <BR> Oct. 21: 10,602 <BR> <BR> Total: 74,299 Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:15:51 EST Oct. 8 - Oct. 14 Oct. 8: 11,714 <BR> Oct. 9: 12,787 <BR> Oct. 10: 10,970 <BR> Oct. 11: 12,510 <BR> Oct. 12: 10,794 <BR> Oct. 13: 11,309 <BR> Oct. 14: 10,802 <BR> <BR> Total: 80,886 Sun, 8 Oct 2017 07:18:34 EST Oct. 1 - Oct.7 Oct. 1: 10,016 <BR> Oct. 2: 11,629 <BR> Oct, 3: 11,145 <BR> Oct, 4: 10,853 <BR> Oct. 5: 10,399 <BR> Oct. 6: 10,546 <BR> Oct. 7: 11,006 <BR> <BR> Total: 75,554 Sun, 1 Oct 2017 05:44:19 EST October 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy October!!! Sun, 1 Oct 2017 01:41:48 EST Sept. 24- Sept. 30 Sept. 24: 10,964 <BR> Sept. 25: 12,100 <BR> Sept. 26: 10,733 <BR> Sept. 27: 10,901 <BR> Sept. 28: 9,382 <BR> Sept. 29: 10,516 <BR> Sept. 30: 10,143 <BR> <BR> Total: 74,739 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:56:18 EST 60 with COPD COPD, fat, with balance issues when careless. I need aerobic exercises that start slowly and work up. At 60, I am not going to be able to do 5-10 minutes the first day and still do another set tomorrow. I am dreadfully out of shape. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:27:06 EST Sept. 17 - Sept. 23 Sept. 17: 10,662 <BR> Sept. 18: 12,325 <BR> Sept. 19: 10,822 <BR> Sept. 20: 12,003 <BR> Sept. 21: 10,682 <BR> Sept. 22: 11,008 <BR> Sept. 23: 11,245 <BR> <BR> Total: 78,747 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:48:41 EST Sept. 10 - Sept. 16 Sept. 10: 10,585 <BR> Sept. 11: 12,160 <BR> Sept. 12: 10,383 <BR> Sept. 13: 10,925 <BR> Sept. !4: 12,612 <BR> Sept. 15: 11,363 <BR> Sept. 16: 10,166 <BR> <BR> Total: 78,194 <BR> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 05:46:39 EST Sept. 3 - Sept. 9 Sept. 3: 12,395 <BR> Sept. 4: 12,078 <BR> Sept. 5: 11,389 <BR> Sept. 6: 11,391 <BR> Sept. 7: 11,131 <BR> Sept. 8: 10,667 <BR> Sept. 9: 10,579 <BR> <BR> Total: 79,630 Sun, 3 Sep 2017 05:20:58 EST Get 3000 Steps "Dancing in Your Chair" My sister wore her FitBit while doing our new program Latin, Soul and Rock n Roll and she got 3000 steps dancing in her chair! Fun, Easy, Effective and gentle. Burn calories with me! Jodi Stolove Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:34:45 EST August 27 - Sept. 2 Aug,.27: 12,139 <BR> Aug. 28: 12,859 <BR> Aug, 29: 10,844 <BR> Aug. 30: 10,102 <BR> Aug. 31: 10,711 <BR> Sept. 1: 11,278 <BR> Sept. 2: 13.213 <BR> <BR> Total: 81,146 Sun, 27 Aug 2017 06:01:32 EST August 20 - August 26 Aug. 20: 12,189 <BR> Aug. 21: 12,551 <BR> Aug. 22: 10,752 <BR> Aug. 23: 11,882 <BR> Aug. 24: 10,564 <BR> Aug, 25: 13,259 <BR> Aug. 26: 11,494 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 82,691 Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:39:11 EST August 13 - August 19 Aug. 13: 12,049 <BR> Aug. 14: 12,381 <BR> Aug. 15: 10,468 <BR> Aug. 16: 11,683 <BR> Aug. 17: 11,104 <BR> Aug. 18: 11,236 <BR> Aug. 19: 11,246 <BR> <BR> Total: 80,167 Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:26:26 EST Aug. 6 - Aug. 12 Aug. 6: 11,717 <BR> Aug. 7: 12,260 <BR> Aug. 8: 11,184 <BR> Aug. 9: 10,121 <BR> Aug. 10: 11,102 <BR> Aug. 11: 12,419 <BR> Aug. 12: 11,055 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 79,858 Sun, 6 Aug 2017 06:07:43 EST August 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Beautiful, warm, sunny August means we're at the halfway mark of summer, but also that we're into the last 5 months of 2017 - can't time slow down please! Let's enjoy this month and make the most of it!!! <BR> <BR> Happy August Everyone!!! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:04:12 EST July 30 - Aug. 5 July 30: 12,020 <BR> July 31: 12,339 <BR> Aug. 1: 11,293 <BR> Aug. 2: 11.954 <BR> Aug. 3: 12.153 <BR> Aug. 4: 11,801 <BR> Aug. 5: 10,812 <BR> <BR> Total: 82,372 Sun, 30 Jul 2017 07:48:06 EST July 23 - July 29 July 23: 11,614 <BR> July 24: 12,732 <BR> July 25: 12,411 <BR> July 26: 11,840 <BR> July 27: 12,434 <BR> July 28: 11,308 <BR> July 29: 12,117 <BR> <BR> Total: 84,456 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 05:57:41 EST July 23 - July 29 July 23: 9008 <BR> July 24: 9327 <BR> July 25: 9614 <BR> July 26:10130 <BR> July 27: 8455 <BR> July 28: 8471 <BR> July 29: 10033 <BR> <BR> Total: 65,038 Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:07:40 EST July 16 - July 22 July 16: 11,169 <BR> July 17: 13,206 <BR> July 18: 12,005 <BR> July 19: 11,022 <BR> July 20: 12,655 <BR> July 21: 10,849 <BR> July 22: 12,030 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 82,936 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 05:29:28 EST July 9 - July 15 July 9: 12,403 <BR> July 10: 12,856 <BR> July 11: 11,979 <BR> July 12: 11,822 <BR> July 13: 11,029 <BR> July 14: 11,565 <BR> July 15: 14,205 <BR> <BR> Total: 85,859 Sun, 9 Jul 2017 05:54:54 EST July 2 - July 8 July 2: 11,066 <BR> July 3: 14,744 <BR> July 4: 11,606 <BR> July 5: 10,853 <BR> July 6: 11.691 <BR> July 7: 13,569 <BR> July 8: 12.106 <BR> <BR> Total: 85,635 Sun, 2 Jul 2017 06:56:45 EST July 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:31:22 EST June 25 - July 1 June 25: 13,468 <BR> June 26: 11,968 <BR> June 27: 11,824 <BR> June 28: 12,050 <BR> June 29: 12,101 <BR> June 30: 10,822 <BR> July 1: 10,913 <BR> <BR> Total: 83,146 Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:34:17 EST June 18 - June 24 June 18: 13,406 <BR> June 19: 12,859 <BR> June 20: 12,473 <BR> June 21: 11.055 <BR> June 22: 13.020 <BR> June 23: 10,637 <BR> June 24: 11,009 <BR> <BR> Total: 84,459 Sun, 18 Jun 2017 05:40:12 EST June 11 - June 17 June 11: 11,194 <BR> June 12: 12,151 <BR> June 13: 11.471 <BR> June 14: 10,771 <BR> June 15: 11,143 <BR> June 16: 11,632 <BR> June 17: 11,044 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 79,406 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:24:43 EST June 4 - June 10 June 4: 10,837 <BR> June 5: 11,496 <BR> June 6: 14,101 <BR> June 7: 11,020 <BR> June 8: 11,860 <BR> June 9: 11,169 <BR> June 10: 12,616 <BR> <BR> Total: 83,099 Sun, 4 Jun 2017 05:17:41 EST June 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 00:10:37 EST May 28 - June 3 May 28: 11,268 <BR> May 29: 11,622 <BR> May 30: 11,708 <BR> May 31: 10,626 <BR> June 1: 11,216 <BR> June 2: 12,106 <BR> June 3: 10,740 <BR> <BR> Total: 79,286 Sun, 28 May 2017 05:37:34 EST May 21 - May 27 May 21: 11,795 <BR> May 22: 10,997 <BR> May 23: 11,981 <BR> May 24: 10,104 <BR> May 25: 12,370 <BR> May 26: 10,971 <BR> May 27: 11,715 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 79,933 Sun, 21 May 2017 06:02:59 EST May 14 - May 20 May 14: 11,764 <BR> May 15: 12,960 <BR> May 16: 10,629 <BR> May 17: 11,303 <BR> May 18: 10,647 <BR> May 19: 11,567 <BR> May 20: 10,021 <BR> <BR> Total: 78,891 Sun, 14 May 2017 05:26:07 EST Dancing DVD's I received my dancing dvd's in the mail!! I tried them out Friday and OH.MY.WORD. It is awesome!! Of course I only lasted 10 minutes "dancing" mainly just walking in place LOL but I can tell that if I keep on, I will see results. My husband said, after watching the cool down segment, you may need to start with cool down to get more limber. Even THAT gets me breathing heavy!! I am so stiff though I do need to do that first for a while. It's supposed to be 30 minutes a day. I am going to t... Mon, 8 May 2017 08:46:35 EST May 7 - May 13 May 7: 9630 <BR> May 8: 8750 <BR> May 9: 9422 <BR> May 10: 9019 <BR> May 11: 10,634 <BR> May 12: 10,194 <BR> May 13: 10,209 <BR> <BR> Total: 67,858 Sun, 7 May 2017 08:27:30 EST Chair Exercise is for me! Hi! I weigh 412 and have been sedentary for a year or more. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and while I wasn't all that active, I was more active than I have been in the past year (or two or 3!). The dr. told me my body was literally shutting down. <BR> <BR> After being on a CPap machine for a month, I feel like I have woke up from being comatose. I feel alive for the first time in a long time. <BR> <BR> I have purchased a set of 5 lb weights that I keep at my desk at work. I have also... Wed, 3 May 2017 16:05:36 EST May 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> Mon, 1 May 2017 14:43:18 EST Apr. 30 - May 6 Apr. 30: 8550 <BR> May 1: 8670 <BR> May 2: 7725 <BR> May 3: 8832 <BR> May 4: 9899 <BR> May 5: 9612 <BR> May 6: 8677 <BR> <BR> Total: 61,965 Sun, 30 Apr 2017 04:52:52 EST Apr. 23 - Apr. 29 Apr. 23: 5367 <BR> Apr. 24: 6247 <BR> Apr. 25: 6328 <BR> Apr. 26: 5328 <BR> Apr. 27: 5387 <BR> Apr. 28: 5551 <BR> Apr. 29: 6751 <BR> <BR> Total: 40,959 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:55:38 EST Hi! I have a chronic lung disease called pulmonary hypertension meaning I have lots of shortness of breath plus I walk with a cane due to knee and balance issues. I hope to get encouraged to daily exercise here Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:41:45 EST Apr. 16 - Apr. 22 Apr. 16: 5422 <BR> Apr. 17: 6503 <BR> Apr. 18: 5069 <BR> Apr. 19: 3654 <BR> Apr. 20: 5313 <BR> Apr. 21: 6079 <BR> Apr. 22: 4727 <BR> <BR> Total: 36,767 Sun, 16 Apr 2017 04:51:35 EST April 2017 Chatter Box It doesn't look like anyone started a new subject for this month. Hope I am not stepping out of line by doing so. It is April and we are sure lacking in April Showers. We really need rain but I know by wishing for it I could unleash the wrath of Mother Nature and we could have rain for several weeks. Hope you all have a good day. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:51:33 EST Apr. 9 - Apr. 15 Apr. 9: 5703 <BR> Apr. 10: 5233 <BR> Apr. 11: 5344 <BR> Apr. 12: 5627 <BR> Apr. 13: 6137 <BR> Apr. 14: 6247 <BR> Apr. 15: 4574 <BR> <BR> Total: 38,865 Sun, 9 Apr 2017 07:11:42 EST Apr. 2 - Apr. 8 Apr, 2: 3101 <BR> Apr. 3: 6003 <BR> Apr. 4: 5454 <BR> Apr. 5: 5027 <BR> Apr. 6: 5476 <BR> Apr. 7: 2677 <BR> Apr. 8: 5464 <BR> <BR> Total: 33,202 Sun, 2 Apr 2017 04:43:22 EST April 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy April!!! Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:10:30 EST Did you exercise today? Did you exercise today? Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:56:28 EST Mar. 26 - Apr. 1 Mar. 26: 4825 <BR> Mar. 27: 5026 <BR> Mar. 28: 5239 <BR> Mar. 29: 5401 <BR> Mar. 30: 5159 <BR> Mar. 31: 5376 <BR> Apr. 1: 5336 <BR> <BR> Total: 36,362 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 05:18:49 EST Mar. 19 - Mar. 25 Mar. 19: 3365 <BR> Mar. 20: 4490 <BR> Mar. 21: 4560 <BR> Mar. 22: 4526 <BR> Mar. 23: 4650 <BR> Mar. 24: 4564 <BR> Mar. 25: 4702 <BR> <BR> Total: 30,857 Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:51:51 EST Hello Everyone Hi There ... <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Terri. I am not new to SP but I am new to this team. <BR> <BR> I have heart problems and a bad knee that I am doing some exercises for. My son and his wonderful wife gave me a Fitbit Charge 2 for my birthday late last month and I have been keeping track of my steps but I need something to help strengthen my heart. I have to be careful since I also have angina and whenever my heart rate gets too high the angina flairs up. One of my neighbor... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:18:31 EST Mar. 12 - Mar. 18 Mar. 12: 2769 <BR> Mar. 13: 3369 <BR> Mar. 14: 3075 <BR> Mar. 15: 2099 <BR> Mar, 16: 3908 <BR> Mar. 17: 3179 <BR> Mar. 18: 4116 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 22,515 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 05:35:18 EST Mar. 5 - Mar. 11 Mar. 5: 2788 <BR> Mar. 6: 2608 <BR> Mar. 7: 2544 <BR> Mar. 8: 1532 <BR> Mar. 9: 1588 <BR> Mar. 10: 2133 <BR> Mar. 11: 2611 <BR> <BR> Total: 15,804 Sun, 5 Mar 2017 06:03:58 EST Hi everyone I'm really excited to find this team! I've been in a chair gradually for about three years now. Been knowing I've needed exercise much longer than that but the pain was so bad longer than I've been in the chair I couldn't and was never able to find help on how to do any sort of exercises safely with any sort of special needs. <BR> <BR> I'm still trying to figure out all this SparkPeople stuff so be patient with me but I'm glad you're here! <BR> <BR> Tami Sat, 4 Mar 2017 08:21:34 EST New to the team Hi Everyone. <BR> I am here to lose weight, it won't be easy. Seven years ago I had my second open heart to replace a mitre valve, when they opened me up, they gave me 4 compression fractures in my back. Did not know this for awhile. Had pain from the operation, but the pain got intense. Long story short, I had to take pain meds. to get me thru, they finally fixed them. I never sued the hospital or doctor. (Maybe I should have) I am now unable to hold myself up to walk. I need a walker t... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 02:53:22 EST March 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 01:08:34 EST Feb. 26 - Mar. 4 Feb. 26: 5265 <BR> Feb. 27: 5308 <BR> Feb. 28: 3011 <BR> Mar. 1: 3097 <BR> Mar. 2: 2918 <BR> Mar. 3: 2987 <BR> Mar. 4: 3002 <BR> <BR> Total: 25,558 Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:00:07 EST Nutrition Tracking Challenge - Feb 20 - Feb 26 This challenge is to track all of your food for 7 days. The challenge lasts Feb 20 <BR> through Feb 26. SparkGoodies for all who participate. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:50:41 EST Feb. 19 - Feb. 25 Feb. 19: 3911 <BR> Feb. 20: 3867 <BR> Feb. 21: 3918 <BR> Feb. 22: 3970 <BR> Feb. 23: 3922 <BR> Feb. 24: 4021 <BR> Feb. 25: 4065 <BR> <BR> Total: 27,674 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:57:00 EST Feb. 12 - Feb. 18 Feb. 12: 3987 <BR> Feb. 13: 3925 <BR> Feb. 14: 3985 <BR> Feb. 15: 4002 <BR> Feb. 16: 3941 <BR> Feb. 17: 4123 <BR> Feb. 18: 4351 <BR> <BR> Total: 28,314 Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:25:57 EST Feb. 5 - Feb. 11 Feb. 5: 4065 <BR> Feb. 6: 4109 <BR> Feb. 7: 4035 <BR> Feb. 8: 4077 <BR> Feb. 9: 4122 <BR> Feb. 10:3971 <BR> Feb. 11:4065 <BR> <BR> Total: 28,444 Sun, 5 Feb 2017 05:30:56 EST February 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy February Everyone!!! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 13:21:11 EST Jan 29 - Feb 4 Jan. 29: 3988 <BR> Jan. 30: 4145 <BR> Jan. 31: 4033 <BR> Feb. 1: 4182 <BR> Feb. 2: 4099 <BR> Feb. 3: 3971 <BR> Feb. 4: 3984 <BR> <BR> Total: 28,402 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:56:01 EST greetings Hello, I am new here but a returning member to spark. my names Debi. summer after last I had foot surgery and was left with a hammer toe, a plate and 3 screws in my foot. This left me unable to move as I once did and with arthritis added exercises are very limited. So Chair exercises dancing and anything else movement wise is done in a chair or wheelchair. I became depressed after that summer and gave up exercising until recently. So here I am back to the best site looking for inspiration, fr... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:43:42 EST Jan 22 -- Jan 28 Jan. 22: 4569 <BR> Jan. 23: 2980 <BR> Jan. 24: 3911 <BR> Jan. 25: 3097 <BR> Jan. 26: 3266 <BR> Jan. 27: 3118 <BR> Jan. 28: 4374 <BR> <BR> Total: 25,315 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:12:12 EST Jan. 15 - Jan. 21 Jan. 15: 3942 <BR> Jan. 16: 3875 <BR> Jan. 17: 3916 <BR> Jan. 18: 4022 <BR> Jan. 19: 5154 <BR> Jan. 20: 5416 <BR> Jan. 21: 5515 <BR> <BR> Total: 318,40 Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:53:33 EST 15 foods high in water content We all know we’re supposed to drink more water. Not only for effective fat loss, but good health in general. <BR> <BR> Drinking 64 oz. (or more) of water a day can seem like a daunting task, but here's the thing… <BR> <BR> You don't have to drink all that water. Roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. <BR> <BR> Below are the top 15 Hydrating Foods, all of which are at least 90% water by weight! <BR> <BR> I hope you find this helpful!... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:46:09 EST Jan. 8 - Jan. 14 Jan. 8: 4074 <BR> Jan. 9: 4126 <BR> Jan. 10: 4188 <BR> Jan. 11: 4089 <BR> Jan. 12: 3971 <BR> Jan. 13: 3916 <BR> Jan. 14: 4671 <BR> <BR> Total: 29,035 Sun, 8 Jan 2017 06:19:22 EST 10 ways to control eating <link><BR>ays-to-control-eating?ecd=wnl_wlw_0106<BR>17_REMAIL&amp;ctr=wnl-wlw-010617-REMAI<BR>L_nsl-ld-stry_1&amp;mb=awixB5otjF13VLC<BR>%2fkjEH7WdEpmNqbUHLtW7n8cbV6AE%3d </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:29:53 EST Nutrition Tracking Challenge - Jan 3 thru Jan 9 This challenge is to track all of your food for 7 days. The challenge lasts Jan 3 through Jan 8. SparkGoodies for all who participate. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 19:55:00 EST January 2017 Chatter Box <img src=""> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 00:31:44 EST jan 1-7 Jan 1 - 2300 <BR> Jan 2 - 2500 <BR> Jan 3 - 12600 <BR> Jan 4 - 2100 <BR> Jan 5 - 15700 <BR> Jan 6 - 3200 <BR> Jan 7 - 2300 <BR> <BR> total steps 40,700 <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:55:20 EST Dec. 25 - Dec. 31 Dec. 25: 4133 <BR> Dec. 26: 4311 <BR> Dec. 27: 4288 <BR> Dec. 28: 4066 <BR> Dec. 29: 3978 <BR> Dec. 30: 4122 <BR> Dec. 31: 3971 <BR> <BR> Total: 28,869 Sun, 25 Dec 2016 05:44:46 EST Dec. 18 - Dec. 24 Dec. 18: 3587 <BR> Dec. 19: 3899 <BR> Dec. 20: 3364 <BR> Dec. 21: 3578 <BR> Dec. 22: 3115 <BR> Dec. 23: 3345 <BR> Dec. 24: 3219 <BR> <BR> Total: 24,107 Sun, 18 Dec 2016 05:38:54 EST How to avoid holiday weight gain. <link><BR>hty-list-of-holiday-foods?ecd=wnl_fit_<BR>121416&amp;ctr=wnl-fit-121416_nsl-ld-s<BR>try_1&amp;mb=awixB5otjF13VLC%2fkjEH7Wd<BR>EpmNqbUHLtW7n8cbV6AE%3d </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:09:09 EST Dec. 11 - Dec. 17 Dec. 11: 2165 <BR> Dec. 12: 3072 <BR> Dec. 13: 3268 <BR> Dec. 14: 3199 <BR> Dec. 15: 3174 <BR> Dec. 16: 3025 <BR> Dec. 17: 3877 <BR> <BR> Total: 21,780 Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:47:26 EST Portion Control Challenge The challenge is to measure or weigh all of your portions for one week. Since this is the season for overindulging for many of us, perhaps this will help us keep things in control. <em>381</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:49:55 EST dec 4-10th dec 4-2,100 <BR> dec 5-3,600 <BR> dec 6-14,200 <BR> dec 7-2,200 <BR> dec 8-13,200 <BR> dec 9-2000 <BR> dec 10-3,400 <BR> <BR> total=40700 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:33:35 EST Good article on SP this AM... I think it's been featured before, but never hurts to take a second (or third!) look: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=clever_cardio_for_those_with_mobili<BR>ty_issues </link> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:40:37 EST December 2016 chatter box Have a great December everybody! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:43:59 EST Nov. 27 - Dec. 3 Nov. 27: 4066 <BR> Nov. 28: 4196 <BR> Nov. 29: 3978 <BR> Nov. 30: 3860 <BR> Dec. 1: 3912 <BR> Dec. 2: 3324 <BR> Dec. 3: <BR> <BR> Total: 23,336 Sun, 27 Nov 2016 07:21:26 EST Hello Hello team members! <BR> <BR> My name is Patty. I'm 51, and I've been a member of the site off and on for a long time (admittedly more off than on). I'm returning from a long time off, and I'm in my worst shape ever. But I want to change that. I have a bunch of health problems including arthritis, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, depression and anxiety. My doctors say that I should be doing low impact aerobic exercise to help alleviate them (not cure them but help them). Since I have ... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 15:58:04 EST Nov. 20 - Nov 26 Nov. 20: 4169 <BR> Nov. 21: 4476 <BR> Nov. 22: 4063 <BR> Nov. 23: 4089 <BR> Nov. 24: 4010 <BR> Nov. 25: 3985 <BR> Nov. 26: 4316 <BR> <BR> Total: 291,08 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:15:49 EST Nov. 13-Nov. 19 Nov. 13: 3975 <BR> Nov. 14: 4268 <BR> Nov. 15: 3955 <BR> Nov. 16: 4116 <BR> Nov. 17: 3912 <BR> Nov. 18: 4058 <BR> Nov. 19: 4069 <BR> <BR> Total: 28,353 Mon, 14 Nov 2016 05:24:24 EST Nov. 6-Nov. 12 Nov. 6: 3144 <BR> Nov. 7: 4153 <BR> Nov. 8: 4012 <BR> Nov. 9: 3977 <BR> Nov. 10:4211 <BR> Nov. 11:3893 <BR> Nov. 12: 4358 <BR> <BR> Total: 27,748 Mon, 7 Nov 2016 05:43:00 EST Oct. 30 through Nov. 5 Oct. 30: 2454 <BR> Oct. 31: 3139 <BR> Nov. 1: 3422 <BR> Nov. 2: 4216 <BR> Nov. 3: 2730 <BR> Nov. 4: 2648 <BR> Nov. 5: 3486 <BR> <BR> Total: 22,095 Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:47:53 EST NOVEMBER 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy November!!! Tue, 1 Nov 2016 00:27:45 EST Oct 23 through 29 10/23 4004 <BR> 10/24 4550 <BR> 10/25 3994 <BR> 10/26 910 <BR> 10/27 4194 <BR> 10/28 4550 <BR> 10/29 4500 <BR> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:13:31 EST October 16 through October 22 Oct. 16: 4089 <BR> Oct. 17: 4119 <BR> Oct. 18: 4198 <BR> Oct. 19: 4077 <BR> Oct. 20: 4035 <BR> Oct. 21: 4081 <BR> Oct. 22: 4107 <BR> <BR> <BR> Total: 28,706 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:12:37 EST Oct. 9 through Oct. 15 Oct. 9: 3987 <BR> Oct. 10: 4005 <BR> Oct. 11: 4166 <BR> Oct. 12: 4063 <BR> Oct. 13: 4100 <BR> Oct. 14: 3965 <BR> Oct. 15: 4015 <BR> <BR> Total: 28,301 Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:27:12 EST Wall Planks The reason I'm so interested in doing chair exercises is that I have degenerative disc disease in the L5/S1 region &amp; can't do most exercises without pain. I just discovered Wall Planks. <BR> <link><BR>A2L-dac </link> <BR> <BR> They're designed to realign the muscles in that area and relieve pain so that eventually you can do regular planks (which I can't.) <BR> <BR> I know this isn't strictly a chair exercise, but if you can stand up I think you... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 14:34:49 EST SP's Featured Exercise I think this has been posted on the CET pages before, but for those who are new or who have forgotten it, here's a seated-exercise review put together by a fellow Sparkler: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=4_workouts_for_people_with_limited_<BR>mobility </link> <BR> <BR> Everything that gets the cardio going is to the good--! <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 6 Oct 2016 03:50:14 EST OCTOBER 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy October!!! Sat, 1 Oct 2016 19:13:57 EST Oct 2 through Oct 8 10/2 910 <BR> 10/3 910 <BR> 10/4 910 <BR> 10/5 910 <BR> 10/6 910 <BR> 10/7 910 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:23:01 EST Oct 1 through Oct 7 Tracking Challenge The challenge is to track your food each day during the challenge. Let's start the new month by starting or continuing a good habit. Post under this thread. SparkGoodies will be given to all who participate! Sat, 1 Oct 2016 00:12:43 EST Sepember 25/16 - October 1/16 Sept. 25: 7831 <BR> Sept. 26: 7908 <BR> Sept. 27: 3275 <BR> Sept. 28: 3773 <BR> Sept. 29: 1412 <BR> Sept. 30: 1736 <BR> Oct. 1: 5792 <BR> <BR> Total: 31,727 Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:12:38 EST New to this <BR> Hello! <BR> I joined this team to see what I can learn about "chair exercises." I have been on SP for 3 weeks and have recommitted myself to losing the 50 pounds I need to lose. So far I have focused on food and keeping track of that rather than adding in exercise. I have a ton of pain that is "invisible" (no obvious injuries or conditions that one can see) because of osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and a bunch of back problems. Exercises and physical therapy have not helped me and have oft... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:56:02 EST September 18 through 24 Sept. 18: 4158 <BR> Sept. 19: 4215 <BR> Sept. 20: 4351 <BR> Sept. 21: 4025 <BR> Sept. 22: 4166 <BR> Sept. 23: 4277 <BR> Sept. 24: 4122 <BR> <BR> Total: 29,314 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:43:52 EST September 11 through 17 9/11 910 <BR> 9/13 910 <BR> 9/14 910 <BR> 9/15 910 <BR> 9/17 910 <BR> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 23:13:14 EST September 4 through September 10 9/4 1400 <BR> 9/5 910 <BR> 9/7 910 <BR> 9/10 910 Sat, 3 Sep 2016 23:28:16 EST Gentle Chair Yoga Routines Found a few chair yoga routines on youtube that are quite good. <BR> <BR> Chair Yoga Flow for All Levels <BR> <link><BR>sjvuNU </link> <BR> <BR> Gentle Chair Yoga Routine <BR> <link><BR>tb2hRg </link> <BR> <BR> Actively Aging with Energizing Chair Yoga - Seniors Get Moving <BR> <link><BR>j9PfrA </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:33:28 EST SEPTEMBER 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 00:46:26 EST Aug 28 through Sept 3rd 8/28 910 <BR> 8/31 910 <BR> 9/1 910 <BR> 9/2 910 Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:39:07 EST August 21 through August 27 8/21 910 <BR> 8/22 910 <BR> 8/23 910 <BR> 8/24 910 <BR> 9/26 910 <BR> 9/27 910 <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 16:29:08 EST August 14 through August 20 8/14 910 <BR> 8/15 910 <BR> 8/16 910 <BR> 8/17 910 <BR> 8/18 910 <BR> 8/19 910 <BR> 8/20 910 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:37:14 EST August 7 through August 13 8/7 910 <BR> 8/8 910 <BR> 8/9 910 <BR> 8/10 910 <BR> 8/11 910 <BR> 8/12 910 <BR> 8/13 910 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Aug 2016 18:46:49 EST August 1-7 Water challenge <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is to drink at LEAST 6 cups of water daily. <BR> <BR> Some water to drink more water each day is to: drink 8 oz. when you first get up in the morning, drink water between meals, drink water during commercial breaks while watching TV. Water is also essential in loosing weight and having more energy. <BR> <BR> So come back to this thread each day and let us know how you did.... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 17:06:38 EST July 31 - August 6, 2016 July 31: 2059 <BR> Aug. 1: 827 <BR> Aug. 2: 7800 (incl. converted swimming steps) <BR> Aug. 3: 1036 <BR> Aug. 4: 1113 <BR> Aug. 5: 7144 <BR> Aug. 6: 6692 <BR> <BR> Total: 26,671 Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:42:25 EST AUGUST 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wow, beautiful, warm, sunny August means we're at the halfway mark of summer, but also that we're into the last part of 2016. Let's enjoy this month and make the most of it!!! <BR> <BR> Happy August Everyone!!! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:04:08 EST Week 4 posting thread for Get 10 in July Challenge Week 4 posting thread for Get 10 in July Challenge <BR> <BR> In the interest of starting (or reinforcing) good habits, the challenge is to <BR> exercise at least 10 minutes each day. Since some people are more mobile than others, <BR> any type of exercise counts. SparkGoodies will be given to everyone who <BR> participates each week, and an extra award will be given to those who do not miss a <BR> single day. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:40:07 EST July 24 - July 30, 2016 July 24: 1629 <BR> July 25: 5326 <BR> July 26: 1306 <BR> July 27: 5892 <BR> July 28: 4330 <BR> July 29: 2851 <BR> July 30: 1102 <BR> <BR> Total: 22,436 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 01:07:55 EST It starts with me Hi all. I'm Jenn, a 30-something with over 100 pounds to work on losing. For as long as I can remember, weight has been something I battle. Like my bipolar depression, it settled on me and refuses to let go. Walking past a piece of celery can add three pounds it seems, and with my depression problems, food became my comfort and my crutch. I'm pretty healthy for someone who is obese; my main health concerns are the bipolar depression and trying to keep away from major health concerns. But exer... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:11:21 EST Week 3 posting thread for Get 10 in July Challenge Week 3 posting thread for Get 10 in July Challenge <BR> <BR> In the interest of starting (or reinforcing) good habits, the challenge is to <BR> exercise at least 10 minutes each day. Since some people are more mobile than others, <BR> any type of exercise counts. SparkGoodies will be given to everyone who <BR> participates each week, and an extra award will be given to those who do not miss a <BR> single day. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:21:27 EST July 17 through 23 July 17 4400 <BR> July 18 1550 <BR> July 19 2900 <BR> July 20 910 <BR> July 21 2900 <BR> July 22 910 <BR> July 23 910 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 17:18:53 EST July-10-16 7/10 1,200 <BR> 7/11 2,300 <BR> 712 16,500 <BR> 7/13 1.300 <BR> 7/14 16,200 <BR> 7/15 3,400 <BR> 7/16 1,200 <BR> <BR> total=42,100 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:18:19 EST JULY 2016 Chatter Box Wow, 10 days into July already - hope the month is off to a good start for you all!!! <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 20:23:01 EST Week 2 of Get 10 in July Challenge Week 2 posting thread for Get 10 in July Challenge <BR> <BR> In the interest of starting (or reinforcing) good habits, the challenge is to <BR> exercise at least 10 minutes each day. Since some people are more mobile than others, <BR> any type of exercise counts. SparkGoodies will be given to everyone who <BR> participates each week, and an extra award will be given to those who do not miss a <BR> single day. Sun, 10 Jul 2016 19:20:26 EST Get 10 in July challenge In the interest of starting (or reinforcing) good habits, the challenge is to <BR> exercise at least 10 minutes each day. Since some people are more mobile than others, <BR> any type of exercise counts. SparkGoodies will be given to everyone who <BR> participates each week, and an extra award will be given to those who do not miss a <BR> single day. Sun, 3 Jul 2016 00:53:30 EST July 3 through July 9th 7/3 2900 <BR> 7/4 2900 <BR> 7/5 1500 <BR> 7/6 2002 <BR> 7/7 2900 <BR> 7/8 2900 <BR> 7/9 910 <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Jul 2016 00:48:22 EST The Most Fattening Foods of Summer <link><BR>-fattening-foods-summer?ecd=wnl_wlw_07<BR>0116_AM&amp;ctr=wnl-wlw-070116-AM_nsl-<BR>ld-stry_1&amp;mb=awixB5otjF13VLC%2fkjE<BR>H7WdEpmNqbUHLtW7n8cbV6AE%3d </link> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 21:24:16 EST Knee injury Hi I'm B, <BR> I have a knee injury, which has caused me to need a total knee replacement. I'm pretty sedentary. I am working on losing weight and have been doing some strength training. I have seriously motified my diet. Any help I can get is always welcome. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 01:35:04 EST June 26 - July 2 6/26 2900 <BR> 6/27 260 <BR> 6/28 4500 <BR> 6/29 4100 <BR> 6/30 200 <BR> 7/1 250 <BR> 7/2 200 <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:30:40 EST June 19 - 25, 2016 June 19: 2708 <BR> June 20: 4673 <BR> June 21: 4318 <BR> June 22: 1155 <BR> June 23: 1736 <BR> June 24: 1403 <BR> June 25: 1742 <BR> <BR> Total: 17,735 Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:14:33 EST June 12-18 june 12 2,100 <BR> june 13 3.400 <BR> june 14 15,200 <BR> june 15 2,100 <BR> june 16 16,200 <BR> june 17 3,500 <BR> june 18 2,200 <BR> <BR> total= 44,700 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:29:19 EST How much exercise is enough? I'm excited about trying to start doing the exercises in the chair, and I've done the cardio one 2 days in a row, but I end up sweating a lot and exhausted after just that one and don't have energy to do the others. I really want to lose weight. Is doing just 1 video enough or should I try to do all 3? Thanks. Tue, 7 Jun 2016 22:15:47 EST June 5 - 11/16 June 5: 4328 <BR> June 6: 1666 <BR> June 7: 1828 <BR> June 8: 1594 <BR> June 9: 1477 <BR> June 10: 1202 <BR> June 11: 4784 <BR> <BR> Total: 16,879 Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:10:46 EST JUNE 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy June Everyone!!! Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:01:20 EST SparkPeople has a SUGGESTION BOX--! I copied this from another Sparkler: <BR> <BR> Dear Team, <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, SparkPeople has changed our SparkPages. If you are not pleased with the new design and how it is working, please message them about it. They have a suggestion box, which you can use to let them know how you feel. Here is the link to that: <BR> <BR> <link> <BR> ug <BR> gestion_box.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This can be used for anything, anytime, so please bookmar... Mon, 30 May 2016 03:35:50 EST May 29 through June 4 5/29 2100 <BR> 5/30 3000 <BR> 5/31 200 <BR> 6/1 2175 <BR> 6/2 100 <BR> 6/3 <BR> 6/4 2175 Sun, 29 May 2016 16:36:30 EST May 22 - May 28 5/22 2050 <BR> 5/23 2000 <BR> 5/24 50 <BR> 5/25 2900 <BR> 5/26 50 <BR> 5/27 1500 <BR> 5/28 100 <BR> <BR> <BR> total 8650 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 May 2016 23:14:17 EST Ch-ch-ch-ch -changes... I just wanted to let you all know I'm stepping down as a team leader. I feel really good about what we've all accomplished here, and what continues to grow and develop. <BR> <BR> I will stay on the team, but these days I just don't quite have the time, or the energy, or sometimes the heart, to contribute much. <BR> <BR> Please continue to give the team leaders your support - they care a lot about the team and about all of you. What a great bunch of people we have here! <BR> <BR> Thank you ... Sat, 21 May 2016 17:35:38 EST May 15 through May 21 5/15 140 <BR> 5/16 120 <BR> 5/17 130 <BR> 5/18 200 <BR> 5/19 220 <BR> 5/20 990 <BR> 5/21 1500 Sun, 15 May 2016 15:42:09 EST May 8th through May 14th 5/8 125 <BR> 5/9 130 <BR> 5/10 130 <BR> 5/11 130 <BR> 5/12 130 <BR> 5/13 130 <BR> 5/14 135 Sun, 8 May 2016 17:42:50 EST MAY 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> Sun, 1 May 2016 13:33:41 EST may 1-7 may 1-2,200 <BR> may 2-1,400 <BR> may 3-15,300 <BR> may 4-2,600 <BR> may-514,200 <BR> may 6-3,100 <BR> may 7-2,200 <BR> <BR> total=64,000 <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 10:45:03 EST April 24th through April 30th 24- 3,200 <BR> 25-2,400 <BR> 26-15,600 <BR> 27-2,100 <BR> 2816,200 <BR> 29-2,000 <BR> 30-18,400 <BR> <BR> total=59,900 Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:00:06 EST April 24th-30th Exercise challenge I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge. The requirements for this challenge is to do 10-15 minutes of these exercises. Also, please come back to this post and let us know how you are doing. If you have any questions or concerns about this challenge please feel free to let me know. I would be glad to help you! <BR> <BR> 10-15 Minute Exercise challenge <BR> <BR> 24th. Upper Body- <BR> 25th. Abs- <BR> 26th. Lower Body <BR> 27th. Back <BR> 28th. Chair Marching <BR> 29th. Upper Body <BR> 30th. C... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:48:20 EST SPARKPEOPLE.TV I'm a bit behind things so I wasn't aware of this until today. If you've not seen it yet, give this a trial: <BR> <BR><BR>?post=discover_more_than_500_free_work<BR>out_videos_at_sparkpeopletv <BR> <BR> Lots of fitness information, demonstrations, videos - and lots for seated exercise! <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:34:34 EST April 17 through April 23 4/17 200 <BR> 4/18 350 <BR> 4/19 2900 <BR> 4/20 <BR> 4/21 <BR> 4/22 <BR> 4/23 Sun, 17 Apr 2016 15:43:05 EST April 17-23 Exercise challenge This weeks challenge is to do 10-15 minutes of each challenge. Please come back to this post to let us know how you are doing. At the end of this challenge I will be sending out goodies to the person or persons who have completed this challenge. <BR> <BR> Sunday- chair marching <em>248</em> <BR> Monday- core <BR> Tuesday- chair marching <BR> Wednesday- lower body <BR> Thursday- upper body <BR> Friday- Abs <BR> Saturday- back (pick and exercise from the Sparkpeople resources list ex. Supr... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:44:43 EST week of april 10th -16th April 10-2,100 <BR> April 11-3,200 <BR> April 12-12,600 <BR> April 13-2,400 <BR> April 14-16,500 <BR> April 15-3,200 <BR> April 16-4,200 <BR> <BR> total=44,200 <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 17:22:44 EST week of april 3rd-9th Apr 3 - 2,100 <BR> Apr 4 - 1,300 <BR> Apr 5 - 10,900 <BR> Apr 6 - 2,300 <BR> Apr 7 - 12,400 <BR> Apr 8 - 4,200 <BR> Apr 9 -2,600 <BR> <BR> total=35,800 Sun, 3 Apr 2016 13:28:42 EST APRIL 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy April Fool's Day Everyone!!! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:45:43 EST Mar 27th - Apr 2 3/27 2900 <BR> 3/28 2900 <BR> 3/29 2900 <BR> 3/30 2900 <BR> 3/31 2900 <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 19:04:17 EST Found this on Spark's Start page-- Some good ideas here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=clever_cardio_for_those_with_mobili<BR>ty_issues </link> <BR> <BR> That one about punching a pillow over your head to see how long you can keep it in the air? That one sounds like downright fun to me! <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 02:16:55 EST March 20th through 26th 3/20 1160 <BR> 3/21 2900 <BR> 3/22 5994 <BR> 3/23 2900 <BR> 3/24 6010 <BR> 3/25 2900 <BR> 3/26 2900 Sun, 20 Mar 2016 15:53:52 EST hi I am joining this team because I have limited mobility... I need to become more mobile and help maintain my diabetes. I have just yesterday had my knee replacement surgery canceled for the second time due to my A1c being to high. I have done research and the only real way to lower it is through exercise. I spend most of my day in a chair because of my pain. I also have fibro Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:40:13 EST March 13th through March 19th 3/13 1550 <BR> 3/14 <BR> 3/15 1550 <BR> 3/16 2990 <BR> 3/17 <BR> 3/18 2900 <BR> 3/19 700 Sun, 13 Mar 2016 17:05:56 EST March 6th thru 12th March 6th through March 12th <BR> <BR> 3/6 1000 <BR> 3/7 1000 <BR> 3/8 1500 <BR> 3/9 1000 <BR> Sun, 6 Mar 2016 19:40:20 EST MARCH 2016 Chatter Box <img src=""> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 11:46:34 EST Feb 28 thru Mar 5 2/28 5994 <BR> 2/29 3294 <BR> 3/4 500 <BR> 3/5 1000 <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 23:34:31 EST Great SparkPeople article<BR>s_articles.asp?id=626 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:50 EST Feb. 21 thru Feb. 27 2016 2/21 3094 <BR> 2/22 6394 <BR> 2/23 6455 <BR> 2/24 6029 <BR> 3/25 1550 <BR> 2/26 1600 <BR> 2/27 2900 Sun, 21 Feb 2016 21:37:45 EST Feb. 14th thru Feb. 20 2016 2/15 10544 <BR> 2/17 5044 <BR> 2/18 5944 <BR> 2/20 4550 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 18:52:22 EST Feb. 7 - 13, 2016 Feb. 7: 2268 <BR> Feb. 8: 8312 <BR> Feb.. 9: 9162 <BR> Feb. 10: 1394 <BR> Feb. 11: 1842 <BR> Feb. 12: 1571 <BR> Feb. 13: 732 <BR> <BR> Total: 25,281 Sun, 7 Feb 2016 18:49:09 EST feb 7th-13th feb 7- <BR> feb8- <BR> feb-9 <BR> feb10- <BR> feb11- <BR> feb 12- <BR> feb13- <BR> <BR> total Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:17:44 EST Created in error Created in error Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:23:32 EST Jan. 31st - Feb. 6, 2016 Jan. 31: 5369 <BR> Feb. 1: 7349 <BR> Feb. 2: 7439 <BR> Feb. 3: 7741 <BR> Feb. 4: 1750 <BR> Feb. 5: 8680 <BR> Feb. 6: 1074 <BR> <BR> Total: 39,402 Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:21:52 EST FEBRUARY 2016 Chatter Box <em>129</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:53:56 EST jan24th-30th jan-24-2,100 <BR> jan-25-3,200 <BR> jan-25-14,600 <BR> jan-26-2,400 <BR> jan-27-15,200 <BR> jan-28-4,200 <BR> jan-29-2,100 <BR> jan-30-2,400 <BR> <BR> total steps=46,200 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:15:04 EST Week 16-23 23,900 steps for this week Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:12:52 EST jan 17th/23rd Jan-17-2,300 <BR> jan-18-3,400 <BR> jan-19-12,400 <BR> jan-20-2,700 <BR> jan-21-14,300 <BR> jan-22-2,100 <BR> jan-23-2,600 <BR> <BR> total=19.980 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:01:54 EST KASEYCOFF NEEDS OUR PRAYERS Dear Team, <BR> <BR> Our fearless leader KASEYCOFF is in the midst of a trying time, and with her permission, I am sharing so you all can be thinking and praying for her and her husband. A few days ago, he suffered a massive stroke. Currently, he is stable but still unconscious. They are in the UK. <BR> <BR> I didn't know this before, but her husband is also a member of our team...HIMSELFTHEBRIT. <BR> <BR> As you can imagine, they can use all the prayers and thoughts we can spare. We ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 01:05:51 EST jan 9-16th steps jan 9th-12,500 <BR> jan 10-2,300 <BR> jan 11-1,300 <BR> jan 12-14,600 <BR> jan 13-2,400 <BR> jan 14-15,600 <BR> jan 15-4,200 <BR> jan 16-2,000 <BR> <BR> total=44,900 Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:06:38 EST January 8th-14th 10-15 minutes Here is this weeks 10-15 Exercise minutes I hope you enjoy! <BR> January 8-Chair Marching <em>248</em> <BR> January 9-Cardio <em>248</em> <BR> January 10-Strength Training <em>248</em> <BR> January 11-Upper Body <em>248</em> <BR> January 12-Core <em>248</em> <BR> January 13-Lower Body <BR> January 15-Chair Marching Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:06:42 EST Jan 3-8: Post your WEEK 32 totals HERE! Yep, we're still keeping on! Hang in there and one of these days (weeks) we'll find out just how far we've gone. <BR> <BR> Bet we're not quite to the moon yet, lol... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 10:34:25 EST A List of Exercises for 2016 MARENVILA’s question this morning regarding links got me to thinking – we haven’t had a list of chair-exercise clips for a while. <BR> <BR> “Old timers” (lol) on the CET have long since picked out some favorites and are probably familiar with how to find them. But newbies and (ahem) those of us who are forgetful can use an update every now and then. <BR> <BR> Before I post the (short) list I’ve drawn up, I guess I better do That Disclaimer Thing: remember always to check with your doctor b... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 10:28:43 EST January 1-7 10-15 Exercise minutes Hi Everyone, here are this week's 10-15 Fitness minutes. Please feel free to modify there exercises if needed <BR> <BR> Friday January 1- legs <em>248</em> <BR> Saturday January 2- chair marching <em>248</em> <BR> Sunday January 3- cardio <em>248</em> <BR> Monday January 4- strength training <BR> Tuesday January 5- chair marching <BR> Wednesday January 6- abs <BR> Thursday January arms <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy this week's Fitness minutes!!! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 17:52:26 EST JANUARY 2016 Chatter Box Happy New Year Everyone!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> and another chance for us to get it right! We can do it!!! Fri, 1 Jan 2016 09:33:15 EST week-dec 27-jan 2 dec 27-2,100 <BR> dec 28-4,200 <BR> dec 29-2,100 <BR> dec 30-4,400 <BR> dec 31- 3,400 <BR> jan-1rest day <BR> jan-2-2,500 <BR> <BR> totals=18,700 Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:37:29 EST Dec 20-26: Post your WEEK 30 totals HERE--! Yes, we are in week 30. Considering the cooking and cleaning going on at the Coff household I oughta be getting in lots of steps, lol... <BR> <BR> Please keep posting your totals when you can. I hope to get a patch of time to get everything toted up this week. I might not be able to do individual totals but so long as we have the complete mileage we're good, yeh? <BR> <em>211</em> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:55:24 EST Dec 16: YOGA! I'm a little (okay, A LOT) behind things, but before our day starts at The Coff House I wanted to post something I read yesterday. <BR> <BR> Here on the CET some of us are "chair-bound" while others do seated exercises because of limited mobility, flexibility limitations, etc. Many of us are, or have been, morbidly obese (do you see my hand up? lol), and doing chair exercises means we can start doing something active to work on a fitness program. <BR> <BR> It's this last category - morbidly... Wed, 16 Dec 2015 08:03:35 EST dec13/dec19 challenge Dec.13- 2,200 <BR> Dec. 14-3,100 <BR> Dec. 15-14,600 <BR> Dec. 16-2,400 <BR> Dec. 17-16,300 <BR> Dec. 18-3,500 <BR> Dec. 19-2,100 <BR> <BR> total=44,200 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:11:52 EST Two seated-exercise videos... On another team I belong to a Sparker posted a couple of videos she has found helpful. <BR> <BR> The first features an obese man working along with the instructor: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Jce214 </link> <BR> <BR> It’s about a half-hour long. The people are engaging, but most of all, it’s such a clear demonstration how to make adaptations if you are new to fitness or have health issues that make it difficult to perform exercises exactly as the instructor do... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 08:09:14 EST December 6-12 10 to 15 minutes Daily Fitness Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> I got behind with so many appointments &amp; activities so today is catch-up day...Hope you will join me and spark on to the finish line, together we can...I will get your Goodie Awards out to you later today...Thanks for your understanding and patience.. <em>381</em> together 1 step at a time... <em>220</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> Don't forget you are welcome to modify any of these fitness suggestions, the important thing here is we get between 10... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 05:27:00 EST Dec 6-12: Post Your WEEK 29 Totals HERE--! Once again you all find me behind it, lol... Before I even get started, I can say that this will be a busy week. We have contractors here working on the basement, and the "floor installer guy" has notified us he will need appliances and sundry other things removed from the area entirely for him to work. I don't know how Himself will manage that - I don't even know where we can put the washer, the dryer, the freezer, etc., if we have to get them out of the room altogether. I think we will be m... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:55:25 EST CARDIO and STRENGTH Training One of our teammates, MARENVILA, asked about the difference between cardio and strength training. The easiest definition is – cardio = heart; strength = muscle. <BR> <BR> General fitness requires both cardio training – increasing the heart rate and strengthening the heart – and strength training – building muscle mass, usually by working with weights / resistance. <BR> <BR> Think of some exercises where you can feel your heart pumping faster… where your breathing rate increases… where you p... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 08:15:36 EST DECEMBER 2015 Chatter Box Hello December!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wow, we say it every year at this time, where did the year go?? Yup, we're into the last month of 2015 and even though it's the month of "good cheer" with lots of diversions let's still give it our best shot and continue to strive to work toward our healthy living goals - indeed it's the best gift we can give ourselves!!! Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:55:34 EST Nov 29-Dec5: Post Your WEEK 28 Totals HERE--! I'm slow on getting the steps added and posted, but sooner or later, they'll be on the forum. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, this is the last month we've got for a big push before the end of the year - let's see how much mileage we can add to 2015 before December 31st. We might get quite a lot of distance, and keep in mind, walking will help offset all those holiday goodies. It's a win-win! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:48:24 EST November 29 to December 5 Fitness 10-15 Minutes Hello Team <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we start another week, it is a split week/month with finishing 2 days in November and then finish off the rest of the 1st week in December, when you finish Monday's Challenge for November's Challenge I will send out your Monthly Goodie Awards for your accomplishments, good job all, hope to see you all joining me for this next Month of December, let's raise the bar and see what we can do... Let's Push on Together 1 step at a time! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:48:59 EST November 22-28 10 to 15 Minutes Daily Fitness Good Morning Team, we are in our final week to finish off the month of November Fitness Challenges, you are have done such a great job in meeting your goals. Keep up the great work... <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> November 22 Cardio and Strength Training <em>248</em> <BR> November 23 Strength Training &amp; Core <em>248</em> <BR> November 24 Chair Marching <BR> November 25 Strength Training &amp; Core <BR> November 26 American Thanksgiving Cardio <BR> Nov... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:12:14 EST Nov 22-28: Post Your WEEK 27 Steps HERE--! I am proud of myself this week for remembering to set up this week's thread on Sunday, lol... Sometimes you just gotta feel good about the little things, ain't? <BR> <BR> So post your steps, MoonWalkers - and I will try my darnedest to get everything totted up for Tuesday. Don't forget to catch up any Week 26 steps you may not have posted. Every little bit helps! <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:22:19 EST Nov 15-21: Post Your WEEK 26 Steps HERE! Officially at the halfway point - and you see I didn't get around to posting the thread until several days into the week! My bad... <BR> <BR> I've had a few people who are dedicated to keeping the MoonWalk project going, and no one to say "Let it go," so I'll try to keep up with it. <BR> <BR> We'll give it a shot in the arm and see how it goes. Meanwhile - post those steps--!!! <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 07:21:03 EST November 15-21 10 to 15 Minutes Daily Fitness <em>243</em> Team on this past weeks Challenge, we are in for the count down, hard to believe we are almost nearing the end of November, keep pushing and keep up the great work, hope to see you all onboard for another new week ahead... <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday November 15 Cardio and Upper Body Fitness <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday November 16 Lower Body Fitness and Cardio <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday November 17 Chair Marching <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday Novemb... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:56:45 EST COUNT TOTALS for Weeks 23 & 24 Very brief: Kassey has been rather overwhelmed with the events of the last two weeks and so I have been delegated to the Department of Tricky Sums. <BR> <BR> Week 23. 9 participants made 268,954 steps, say 134 miles. <BR> Week 24. 8 participants made 312,824 steps, say 156 miles. <BR> <BR> Current total to date: 8,805,361 steps which equates to 4,392 miles. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 20:59:17 EST November 8 to 14 10-15 Minute Daily Ffitness Good Morning Team <BR> <BR> Good Job on last week's Challenges keep pushing and keep up the great work.... <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday November 8 Core Fitness <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday November 9 Strength Training and Cardio <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday November 10 Upper and Lower Body Fitness <BR> <BR> Wednesday November 11 Chair Marching and Strength Training <BR> <BR> Thursday November 12 Core Fitness <BR> <BR> Friday November 13 Chair Marching and... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 11:17:32 EST 100 reasons you should exercise This featured in the sparkmail I was reading earlier; and I thought a great one to share here (or share again likely) <BR> <BR> We may not agree or relate to all the reasons - but there should be a lot on the list that can provide good reasons for each of us to do what exercise we can <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=100_reasons_you_should_work_out_today </link> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 21:20:56 EST Nov 8-15: Post Your WEEK 25 Steps HERE--!!! WENDIQ has had to step back for a while, so I'll set up the step-posting threads until she comes back - or unless one of our other teammates volunteers--? lol... <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, we are nearly at the six-month mark on our MoonWalk. We've been steppin' out for almost half-a-year now. <BR> <BR> On the one hand, I think we're doing great. We've made a lot of distance in these six months, and we've worked together to make real (virtual?) progress. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, there are few... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 19:05:01 EST Introducing Myself Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Sue Ellen. I THINK I've just joined this team, although I don't see my picture and name in the "new member" section. For now, I'm going to act as if I HAVE joined! I am 6r4 years old and recently retired. I was a psychologist, and before that an adjunct college teacher in psychology and Women's Studies, and before that a first grade teacher. I have two grown kids and two grandsons, both under the age of two! I weigh 400 pounds and am looking into the possib... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 11:27:23 EST Coconut oil I came across this article on spark earlier tonight <BR> <BR> And was glad to read it after having a friend recommend adding it (in large quantities) to help lose weight and get healthier <BR> Helped me reading through the article <link><BR>on_articles.asp?ID=1799 </link> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 03:28:14 EST Daily choices - Did you make any good ones today? A lot of the time on this journey to better health it is the moment by moment choices that all seem to add up. So I was thinking of trying to be more are of choices I made where I'm choosing the better option and maybe sharing it here if others want to share also <BR> <BR> One of mine from yesterday was choosing to eat a salad when eating out rather than a burger and checking the calories on their nutrition chart - since salads in restaurants can have a lot of extras! <BR> <BR> How about y... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 21:10:52 EST OFFICIAL WEEK TWENTY FOUR Nov 1. - Nov.7 Nov. 1 = Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:06:15 EST NOVEMBER Team Image As seems to be the habit these days, I'm late getting to it, but if anyone has a November theme / hometown / local landmark or landscape photo they'd like to see featured as the team image this month, drop me a line and we'll work out how to get it posted. <BR> <BR> I've got one in the pipeline but the submission isn't accessible to me yet - it can be difficult to get them into a format where I can download them in a reasonable size. I had one earlier, but it was in a wide horizontal / short... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 09:51:53 EST NOVEMBER Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> New month <BR> New beginning <BR> New start <BR> New mindset <BR> New focus <BR> New intentions <BR> New results <BR> <BR> Let's Do It!!! Sun, 1 Nov 2015 05:50:41 EST November 1 to 7 10 to 15 minutes Daily Fitness Evening Hello Team, you all did a great job with your Fitness Challenges for the Month of October, cheering you on for a Great Month of November. Hope to see you all onboard.. <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday November 1 Upper and Lower Body Fitness <BR> <BR> Monday November 2 Core and Strength Training <BR> <BR> Tuesday November 3 Chair Marching <BR> <BR> Wednesday November 4 Core and Strength Training <BR> <BR> Thursday November 5 Upper and Lower Body Fitness <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 21:34:34 EST How do you handle the Halloween candy temptation? I know I have no will power with the treats. We buy candy that neither of us like at all. Even then, we freeze it until the day and put the leftovers down the disposal. I was wondering how others handle this time of year. <em>431</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:26:05 EST COUNT TOTALS for Weeks 21 AND 22--! Cast your minds back to those days of yesteryear - oh, wait, not yesteryear, just a couple of weeks ago. <BR> <BR> Yes, once again, I'm behind it. But as long as we get the tallies in the end, why, it all boosts the distance, right? <BR> <BR> So for Week 21 (11-17 October) I have the following count: <BR> <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3200 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 29770 <BR> FLRED12 - 25273 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 33810 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 28441 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 21000 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 33... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:37:20 EST October 25 to 31 10 to 15 Minute Daily Fitness Good Morning Team, you are doing <em>345</em> <em>242</em> on a <em>380</em> Job last week and Cheering you on for another Fantastic Week ahead.... <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Let's Aim for at least 15 minutes of Activity per day with aiming to Increase that Fitness Activity to between 20 to 30 minutes of Some Form of Fitness Daily... <BR> <BR> Sunday October 25 Chair Marching and Core <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday October 26 Strength Training and Cardio <em>248</em> <BR... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 06:48:56 EST OFFICIAL WEEK TWENTY THREE..Oct. 25-Oct.31 Oct. 25 = Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:03:07 EST October 18 to 24/ 10 to 15 minutes Fitness Daily Evening Hello Team, cheering you on for another fantastic week ahead, good job all this past week, keep pushing and keep up the fantastic work...Hope to see you back onboard for another week... <em>306</em> <em>386</em> Remember, you are welcome to change add or mix any of these suggestions, whatever works for you, main thing is we keep moving our Beautiful Bodies.... <em>224</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday Oct 18 Core and Chair Marching <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday Oct 1... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 01:27:20 EST OFFICIAL WEEK TWENTY TWO.......Oct. 18th - 24th Oct. 18 = Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:52:17 EST The Count for WEEK TWENTY Hello, MoonWalkers! Only a little late (lol) this week, but my procrastinatin' nature subscribes to "Better late than never." <BR> <BR> Our numbers were down a little this week for participants, but even so, the eleven who posted their steps did a remarkable distance, IMHO. Here's the list I've tallied up: <BR> <BR> CEREBELLUM 6650* <BR> EDWARDS1411 37363 <BR> FLRED12 23123 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT 39242 <BR> JUDITH316 17500 <BR> KASEYCOFF 28091 <BR> L*I*T*A* 43500 <BR> SHARONCAPPS 27515 <BR> ... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:47:13 EST OFFICIAL WEEK TWENTY ONE Oct. 11-17 Oct. 11 = 7088 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:53:05 EST October 11 to 17 10 to 15 Minutes Daily Firness Good Morning All, You did an awesome job with your Fitness Challenges this past week. I have been partly here on SP this past weekend, its our Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday, today for we Canadians we Celebrate Thanksgiving Day...Having said that I am back and have posted new weekly Challenges for us, hope to see you onboard. Thanks for your support and for standing with me...Let's Keep Cheering one another on our journey. Let's get healthy together 1 day at a time... <em>381</em> <em>386</... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:04:06 EST The Official Count for WEEK NINETEEN! Week Nineteen was the 27th of September through the 3rd of October. It was a SPARKling week because we got a new hiker - HUNGRYWOMAN2 joined us on the trek! <BR> <BR> So the numbers for the week: <BR> <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 43673 <BR> FLRED12 - 24189 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 47897 <BR> HUNGRYWOMAN2 - 25996 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 39735 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 21900 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 26717 <BR> TBIRDANNI - 43479 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 56677 <BR> WENDIQ - 68572 <BR> <BR> WOWSER! That gives u... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:06:02 EST The Wide World of Healthy Lifestyle I read an article that really had me thinking about the connection between mind and body - how emotions, thoughts, memories, feelings, can affect so many different physical aspects. <BR> <BR> If you're down, does your body hurt more? Are you more tired? When you're happy or excited, are you full of energy? <BR> <BR> Do you recall a time when you failed, and ever after you've been convinced "I'm no good at that"? How about the extra stress in learning something, when you were told "Girls (bo... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 14:26:44 EST The (Belated) Official WEEK EIGHTEEN Count! Week 18 was actually September 20-26. <BR> <BR> I think y'all are gonna be giving up on me--! <BR> <BR> Cast your peepers over the numbers and check to see if I have them right - as always, if I missed something or added incorrectly (moi? lol) give a holler and let me know. <BR> <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3300 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 24276 <BR> FLRED12 - 34609 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 39611 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 30626 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 56500 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 26877 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 52... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 03:58:02 EST OFFICIAL WEEK TWENTY... .....Oct. 4 through Oct. 1 Oct. 04 Sun, 4 Oct 2015 09:59:17 EST October 4-10 10 to 15 minutes Daily Fitness <em>91</em> <em>104</em> <em>359</em> <em>360</em> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>316</em> <em>327</em> <em>315</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>311</em> <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> on a well done job on meeting your goals this past month. Your September Goodie Awards will come out on Sunday, sorry for the delay.. Hope you will come onboard and join me for another action packed Team Challenge... <BR> <BR> Sund... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 01:41:45 EST Yoga Redux LEXIPEDIA had posted a message about adapting yoga poses, and it prompted me to do some research. I found a number of clips and sources for information. Now, I realize some of this may have been posted on here before, but if ever there was a case for "repetition is okay," this would be the one, lol. <BR> <BR> 1) This first one has some background information, then about 3-1/2 minutes in she leads a small group (they have varying abilities) through some yoga practice: <BR> <BR> <link>http:/... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 10:42:47 EST disabled yogis My name is tam. I am grateful for this team. I was wondering if there are any other disabled or differently abled yogis around here? <BR> How do you decide on the right modifications for you? <BR> I make modifications to my practice based mostly on what feels right. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 00:52:22 EST Team Photo-of- the-Month I've been talking about this for the last month or two: instead of a static team image, I thought it might be fun to change the picture each month and feature a photo provided by one of the team members. <BR> <BR> You can send me a photo of your hometown, a local landmark, or something that relates to a seasonal landscape where you live. <BR> <BR> September's team image was taken on Guam, by YIGOBUTTERFLY. I'm not sure a tropical beach with palm trees will be easy to follow-up, lol... <BR>... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 04:26:07 EST OCTOBER Chatter Box The month begins anew. What's happening in your corner of the world? <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 04:08:26 EST OFFCIAL WEEK NINETEEN ...Sept. 27 thru Oct. 3 Sept. 27 <BR> Sept. 28 <BR> Sept. 29 <BR> Sept. 30 <BR> Oct. 01 <BR> Oct. 02 <BR> Oct. 03 Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:11:09 EST Sepember 27 to October 3 10 to 15 minutes Fitness <em>242</em> on a well done job on meeting your goals this past month. Your September Goodie Awards will come out on Wednesday....Hope to see you all onboard for this next months Team Challenges. As always I cheer you on your journey... <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> September 27 Core and Upper Body <em>248</em> <BR> September 28 Strength Training <em>248</em> <BR> September 29 Chair Marching <em>248</em> <BR> September 30 Core and Lower Body <em>248</em> <BR> O... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 22:40:39 EST The Official Count for WEEK SEVENTEEN!!! I had thought to have Week 17 done on Tuesday, but once again the internet gremlins had other ideas - not to mention the landline phone also being dead. *sigh* <BR> <BR> At any rate, "they say" they've found the problem. We shall see if they fix said problem. I'm not holding my breath. Skeptical? Nah. Just realistic. And wary. <BR> <BR> So, the Week 17 totals: <BR> <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3150 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 9804 <BR> FLRED12 - 25542 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 44095 <BR> JANETL1 - 22628 <BR> J... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:23:04 EST Share Your Achievements and Progress Here--! I had an idea this morning; it's related to the "NSV = Non-Scale Victories" post from the other day. <BR> <BR> Sparklers often post notes about progress they're making: losing weight... walking farther... dropping a clothing size... choosing healthy meals. <BR> <BR> Why don't we corral our achievements - big and small - into a single thread? <BR> <BR> For myself, when the people around me share their progress, I feel motivated to try harder, to do more. I'm inspired to reach my own mini-... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 04:11:32 EST DO NOT POST <em>227</em> Please Post On Share Your Achievements and Progress Here--! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> The British Internet Gremlins are at it again. <BR> <BR> Because the internet is acting up, what I do online either ends up repeating two or three times - or disappears altogether. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Go to the Share Your Achievements and Progress Here--! thread to post both SVs (scale victories) and NSVs (non-scale victories). You can click on the Team (Chair Exercise Tea... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 03:59:24 EST The Official Count for WEEKS 15 & 16--!!! It's been a rough couple of weeks. <BR> <BR> I don't know that I've said much about it, but I have macular degeneration, then last year they found cataracts starting in both eyes, and there's the ever-present encroaching diabetic retinopathy. <BR> <BR> What this all adds up to is - sometimes I have bad eye days. <BR> <BR> And sometimes the blurriness lingers two - three - four days at a stretch. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm lucky in being able to enlarge things on the computer, but if there's too m... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:48:35 EST Exercise Resources - PLEASE POST HERE! This thread has been assigned a "sticky," which means it will always be one of the top threads in this forum. <BR> <BR> If you have links to exercise videos or to chair-exercise websites, please share them here. You can also post information about other resources, such as equipment you've used and whether or not you've found it helpful. And if you know of DVDs, books, or other material, please post the name of these items and where to find them - and if they cost money. <BR> <BR> Personally... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 01:10:48 EST OFFICIAL WEEK EIGHTEEN Sept. 20-Sept. 26 Sept.20 = Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:29:24 EST September 20-26 10-15 minutes fitness daily Good Job Team with Week 3; Now we begin Week 4 who is with me this week, let's keep pushing on together... <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> September 20 Core with some cardio <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> September 21 strength Training <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> September 22 upper & Lower Body & cardio <BR> <BR> September 23 Chair Marching <BR> <BR> September 24 strength training <BR> <BR> September 25 core with some Cardio <BR> <BR> September 26 Chair Marching &... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 03:08:18 EST NSV = Non-Scale Victories There are several articles on Spark that focus on "non-scale victories" - you know, ways other than weight to mark your progress as you move toward a goal. <BR> <BR> This is a slideshow that lists several such methods: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-11-ways-measure-progress-fitness-jour<BR>ney/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=<BR>email&utm_campaign=boom_newsletter_091<BR>815_f&bt_alias=eyJ1c2VySWQiOiIyNTMwMzA4In0%3D </link> <BR> <BR> Now, while I don't think ... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:30:34 EST Pep-Talk... I am behind on totting up the steps for Weeks 15 and 16, but I'm still keeping track from the numbers posted on the weekly threads that WENDIQ sets up for us. But I've been pondering a few things, and I've spent my computer time writing out what I've been thinking. I'll catch up the steps - last week's and this - in a day or so. But meanwhile-- <BR> <BR> I've received a few notes from people regarding the number of steps they achieve, what they contribute - or feel they fail to contribute - ... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 05:43:06 EST Sesame Seed Oil... I saw an interesting article this morning regarding the benefits of sesame seed oil and its effects on reducing unhealthy body fat: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bodyfat/tp/Can-I-Decrease-Fat-Stores-w<BR>ith-Sesamin.htm?utm_content=20150915&u<BR>tm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_c<BR>ampaign=livinghealthy&utm_term=Living%<BR>20Healthy%20Daily%20Newsletter </link> <BR> <BR> What caught my eye more than what it can do for body fat is the research study that sh... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 03:26:48 EST OFFICIAL WEEK SEVENTEEN Sept.13 thru Sept.19 I hope posting the dates, make this a little easier to follow......let me know.....:) <BR> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:58:11 EST September 13-19 10-15 minutes Fitness <em>242</em> on a <em>380</em> job for Week 1 and 2...Hope you will join me for our next new week...Cheering you on... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> <BR> September 13 Upper & Lower Body <em>248</em> 37 overall minutes <BR> <BR> September 14 Cardio & Upper Body <em>248</em> 35 overall minutes <BR> <BR> September 15 Chair Marching <em>248</em> 37 overall minutes <BR> <BR> September 16 Strength Training <em>248</em> 40 overall minutes <BR> <BR> September 17 Cardio & ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:10:21 EST Official WEEK SIXTEEN Sept. 06 = 7889 <BR> Sept. 07 <BR> Sept. 08 <BR> Sept. 09 <BR> Sept. 10 <BR> Sept. 11 <BR> Sept. 12 Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:09:22 EST September 6-12 10-15 minutes of Fitness Cheering you on your journey, keep up the great work, Congrats on completing Week 1 <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> <BR> September 6 Cardio <em>248</em> Overall fitness 40 minutes <BR> <BR> September 7 Upper and Lower Body <em>248</em> Overall fitness 37 minutes <BR> <BR> September 8 Strength Training <em>248</em> Overall fitness 37 minutes <BR> <BR> September 9 Cardio <em>248</em> 37 minutes <BR> <BR> September 10 Chair Marching <em>248</em> 35 minutes <BR> <BR> September 11 C... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 02:05:44 EST The Official WEEK FOURTEEN Count--! Hello, MoonWalkers! Late again this week, but better late than never, yes? <BR> <BR> The roster for the last week of August: <BR> <BR> CALAMITIE - 46569 <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3200 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 20224 <BR> FLRED12 - 30001 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 35374 <BR> JANETL1 - 21473 <BR> JENNIW70 - 20272 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> JUDY5900 - 3278* <BR> KASEYCOFF - 33003 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 44600 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 18293 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 7938 <BR> WENDIQ - 62811 <BR> <BR> [*This week, JUDY5900 is like ... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:21:13 EST Spark's Limited- Mobility Page!!! Maybe it's been here awhile and I just didn't see it, but look what popped up this morning on SP's featured articles: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-mobility.asp </link> <BR> <BR> I've only skimmed the surface, but it looks like a wonderful comprehensive section of exercises, motivation tips, information that focuses on specific issues, ideas on how to incorporate fitness machines into your routine, adapting strength exercises to sitting - in short, just about ... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 03:20:30 EST SEPTEMBER Chatter Box Got a question? Want some support? Just feel like speaking your mind? <BR> <BR> Here's the forum for general chitchat, so if you've got something to say, please say... um, that is, type it here. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 03:42:15 EST "I think I can..." There are quite a few articles about motivation and the usefulness of quotes and sayings and mantras here on Spark, and some really wonderful poster-pix featuring some inspiring words. <BR> <BR> Here's another take on the subject - you can never have too much motivation or inspiration, right? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ivating-Mantras.htm?utm_content=201508<BR>31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&u<BR>tm_campaign=livinghealthy&utm_term=Liv<BR>ing%20Healthy%20D... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:44:40 EST August 29-September 5 10-15 minutes of Fitness <em>91</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>317</em> <em>215</em> <em>319</em> <em>315</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>363</em> <em>359</em> <em>360</em> <em>237</em> <em>57</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team, <BR> <BR> We are beginning a brand new week ahead... Let's have a successful week meeting our goals and doing the very best you can do...I will send out your August Team Goodie Awatds on Tuesday evening....Cheering you on keep up the ... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:46:44 EST WEEK FIFTEEN Aug. 30 <BR> Aug. 31 <BR> Sept. 01 <BR> Sept. 02 <BR> Sept. 03 <BR> Sept. 04 <BR> Sept. 05 <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:56:17 EST SP Announcement - CHALLENGES! I posted a note on the team wall, but since it wouldn't let me add the link as a true link, here's what Coach Jen sent out: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=check_out_sparkpeoples_new_challenges </link> <BR> <BR> Essentially, Spark is putting a direct link to its challenge page on the start page. It's been incorporated as part of Step 2, where the SparkPoints are. <BR> <BR> Check out the article and earn five SparkPoints. And if you want to see the "page of ch... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:52:12 EST The Official WEEK THIRTEEN Count--! Good news, MoonWalkers! In Week Thirteen we out-stepped Week Twelve - not by a lot, but every little helps, so I count the week as a plus. <BR> <BR> The breakdown is as follows: <BR> <BR> CALAMITIE - 45471 <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3300 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 46083 <BR> FLRED12 - 30304 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 45792 <BR> JANETL1 - 20800 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> JUDY5900 - 1935 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 23199 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 55300 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 12955 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 7964 <BR> WENDIQ - 67416 <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 03:41:46 EST Healthy Lifestyle Tips If you frequent the bathroom after meals due to diarrhea, try eating a banana. Eat a cooked green banana a half an hour before you eat to help you digest your meal successfully and settle the food in your stomach. <BR> <BR> (To learn how to cook green bananas, go to: <link><BR>w-to-cook-jamaican-boiled-green-banana/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> (From Dr. Oz' w... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:06:44 EST WEEK FOURTEEN Aug. 23 = 8208 <BR> Aug. 24 = 8040 <BR> Aug. 25 = 11,112 <BR> Aug. 26 = 9712 <BR> Aug. 27 = 9136 <BR> Aug. 28 = 7420 <BR> Aug. 29 = Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:08:42 EST Week 19 August 23-29 10 to 15 minutes <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>34</em> <em>319</em> <em>317</em> <em>185</em> <em>359</em> <em>237</em> <em>360</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Let's keep up the great work for another week, hope to see you back onboard. <BR> <BR> Remember, you are welcome to modify any of the suggested exercises I have posted on any of the days, most important is we keep active and move our beautiful bodies... <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> August 23 Core <em... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 03:47:13 EST Geographical Survey-- Sounds grand, doesn't it? lol... <BR> <BR> Actually, it crossed my mind this morning that we have a truly international team. I don't know who's from where. Sometimes I can glean a few clues from posts, but mostly, I can't really tell. <BR> <BR> So: how'd you like to use this thread to let us know what country you're from? I'll start us off - I'm a dual US / UK citizen who lives part of the year in each country. (Like I'm not confused enough already, lol!) <BR> <BR> Your turn - where are Y... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:04:31 EST The Official WEEK TWELVE Count--! All this time I've had 'net connection issues - which we still do, as both our computers lose the signal intermittently - but it now appears that my laptop has a failure in its "Wifi receptivity," whatever that is. I mean, I know what it's causing: continual dropping and disruption of the internet connection. But just what it is... ai yi yi, I might just as well go back to the day of tubes in the television. I didn't know how they worked, either, lol... <BR> <BR> Anyhow, while I have this li... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 03:57:56 EST WEEK THIRTEEN Aug. 16 = 9520 <BR> Aug. 17 = 10,168 Hmmmmmm more steps since I changed battery and moved tracker from shoe to sock cuff........interesting? <BR> Aug. 18 = 9216 <BR> Aug. 10 <BR> Aug. 20 <BR> Aug. 21 <BR> Aug. 22 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:54:18 EST Week 18 August 16-22 Good Job for last week, hope to see you back onboard with me, I will catch up with posting my results from last week...let's have a great week... <BR> <BR> August 16 Chair Marching <em>248</em> overall fitness 35 minutes <BR> August 17 Upper & Lower Body Fitness <em>248</em> overall fitness 37 minutes <BR> August 18 Core <em>248</em> overall fitness 40 minutes <BR> August 19 Strength Training <BR> August 20 Chair Marching <BR> August 21 Core <BR> August 22 Upper & Lower Body Fitnes... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:25:53 EST Week 17 August 16-22, 10-15 Minutes Daily Fitness Sorry all go to new entry should read Week 18 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:22:55 EST The Official WEEK ELEVEN Count--! Short 'n' sweet because yet again the router is - as the Brits would say - playing silly buggers. Oh, to have a sound internet connection, lol... <BR> <BR> CALAMITIE - 56747 <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3150 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 8486 <BR> FLRED12 - 18609 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 55511 <BR> JANETL1 - 21215 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> JUDY5900 - 3090 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 31220 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 59450 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 37704 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 57884 <BR> WENDIQ - 54636 <BR> <BR> ...and the grand total is - 425,2... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:06:01 EST WEEK TWELVE Aug. 8 = 6844 <BR> Aug. 9 = 7136 <BR> Aug.10= 9484 <BR> Aug.11= 7052(changed behind) <BR> Aug.12 <BR> Aug.13 <BR> Aug.14 Sun, 9 Aug 2015 09:57:27 EST Week 17 10-15 Minutes August 9-15 Hope everyone is back for another great week, keep up the great work... <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, August 9 Core <em>248</em> overall fitness 37 minutes <BR> <BR> Monday August 10 Strength Training <em>248</em> overall fitness 37 minutes <BR> <BR> Tuesday August 11 Upper and Lower Body <BR> <BR> Wednesday August 12 Chair Marching <BR> <BR> Thursday, August 13, Core <BR> <BR> Friday, August 14 Strength Training <BR> <BR> Saturday, August 15 Chair Marchi... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 08:28:06 EST The Official WEEK TEN Count--! It's been a bit scattered this week, and I've only myself to blame. I think I've gathered up all the steps for our MoonWalkers. As always, if I've added incorrectly - or especially if I've missed any! - please post a note or drop me an email and I'll get the correction made. <BR> <BR> The grand totals for Week Ten: <BR> <BR> CALAMITIE - 39022 <BR> CEREBELLUM - 2950 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 36266 <BR> FLRED12 - 7726 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 55369 <BR> JENNIW70 - 29746 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> JUD... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 05:46:15 EST Aug 2 - 8: Post Your WEEK ELEVEN Steps Here!!! I knew I was forgetting something! It's been another of those crazy weekends (weeks... months... years... lol) around here. I'm going to have to figure out the computer calendar so it sends me an alert to set up the new thread each week. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile - keep on keepin' on, MoonWalkers. We're hitting our stride, now! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> p.s. This is a note to myself, really - FLRED12 had some s... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 04:10:48 EST WEEK ELEVEN Maybe this is already up and if so, I apologize. I didn't see it so here goes..... <BR> <BR> Aug.02 = 8148 <BR> Aug.03 = 8300 <BR> Aug.04 = 7480 <BR> Aug.05 = 6784 <BR> Aug.06 = 7656 <BR> Aug.07 = Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:48:16 EST Spark Featured Article This one could've been written for our team: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1822 </link> <BR> <BR> Not all of the poses / exercises might be doable for everyone, but there's still a pretty good variety that most of us can try. <BR> <BR> As long as they don't try to get us to do any "pretzels," I should be okay, lol... <BR> <em>414</em> Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:55:03 EST August 2015 Chatter Box <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's make it a great one!!! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:16:59 EST Spark Article I came across this and thought it interesting: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=black_tea_health_benefits </link> <BR> <BR> Years ago when I was in school I drank tea occasionally (just plain old Lipton's) but added so much sugar it was practically syrup. Same with iced tea - if it wasn't sweetened I didn't drink it. <BR> <BR> Eventually, I dropped the sugar and started drinking tea, whether hot or cold, black. And I ventured into the world of herbal teas, fla... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:05:02 EST Week 16 10-15 Minutes August 2-8 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for another great week. Let's Keep Pushing on and Raise the Bar to our Personal Best, We Can Together... <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>321</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>316</em> <em>315</em> <em>322</em> <em>359</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> August 2 Core and or Chair Marching did both <em>248</em> overall fitness 37 minutes <BR> August 3 Upper and Lower Body <em>248</em> Overall fitness 35 minutes <BR> Augu... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 04:16:30 EST The Long-Awaited Official WEEK NINE Count--!!! So let's see how the numbers stack up for Week 9: <BR> <BR> CALAMITIE - 48964 <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3450 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 59385 <BR> FLRED12 - 3495 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 46224 <BR> JANETL1 - 18920 <BR> JENNIW70 - 6778 <BR> JUDITH316 - 17500 <BR> JUDY5900 - 2873 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 19421 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 18400 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 32316 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 15687 <BR> WENDIQ - 52344 <BR> <BR> JUDY5900 had let me know that her Week 8 number needed to be adjusted for 3522, so I've added that into this... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:50:47 EST Delayed Week Nine Count Our new kitchen arrived yesterday. <BR> <BR> Well, okay, not a totally new kitchen - that would imply we have more money than we do, ha ha. <BR> <BR> When we bought our new flat (Americans: think condo) it came prefitted with a few basics - in the kitchen, three small wall cabinets, one (narrow) base cabinet with four drawers, the sink cabinet, and one other narrow cabinet. Oh, and a built-in stove. All this was fitted into two short legs of an "L." <BR> <BR> True, I don't cook as much as... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:24:07 EST July 26 - Aug 1: Post Your WEEK TEN Steps Here!!! This week will see us wrapping up July. Next week I'll try to post our totals for the month, both steps and miles. <BR> <BR> You swimmers out there: don't forget swimming can be converted to steps! For each minute you do the activity, it equals that number of steps: <BR> <BR> Treading water = 98 <BR> Swimming, crawl stroke, 1 mph = 91 <BR> Swimming, breast stroke, 1 mph = 89 <BR> Swimming, back stroke, 1 mph = 111 <BR> Swimming, 50 yards / min = 225 <BR> Swimming, 75 yards / min = 290 <BR... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 03:37:45 EST Week 15 10-15 Minutes July 26-August 1 <em>313</em> <em>316</em> <em>314</em> <em>322</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>357</em> <em>319</em> <em>360</em> <em>359</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team, <BR> <BR> You did a great job this past week, keep up the great week...As always I'm cheering you on.. I am posting a new Challenge for us, are you onboard and do you want to join me again for another week? Let's see how far we can raise the bar, I challenge you to meet your goal challenge of between 10 and 15 mi... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 00:05:22 EST Sparkin' Us... I riffle through SP articles the way I might riffle through the pages of a magazine, dipping in here and there, pausing to read something that catches my eye. <BR> <BR> Today, it was this article: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1959 </link> <BR> <BR> I don't get too carried away as a rule in terms of promoting SparkPeople. I'm more the type to discuss than cheerlead. But I have an abiding faith that it's a program that works: it's positive,... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 15:16:36 EST The Official WEEK EIGHT Count--!! CEREBELLUM - 3150 <BR> JANETL1 - 18198 <BR> WENDIQ - 56242 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 35051 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 28621 <BR> JENNIW70 - 16106 <BR> JUSTME9898 - 3616 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 21929 <BR> FLRED12 - 25432 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 58000 <BR> CALAMITIE - 40804 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 55131 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 20018 <BR> <BR> Our grand total for Week Eight is 382,308 steps, or another 191 miles! <BR> <BR> I have a "sort-of" spreadsheet I use to help me tally the week's steps. If I knew how to set up a map on ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 04:22:12 EST One of our own... ~INDYGIRL is well-known on Spark People. She's not just one of their most popular bloggers, she's a genuine inspiration. Her story frequently makes the rounds, and she has posted photographs of her progress on her journey of losing over 200 (yes, you read that right) pounds. <BR> <BR> I read her blogs from time to time; many of them now receive blog awards. You may have seen this one, but I thought it worth passing along: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_indiv... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:56:25 EST July 19-15: Post Your WEEK NINE Steps Here--!!! Yepper, we're up to Week Nine. Post your steps, either day-by-day or all at once. If you want to add them up, that's fine - and if you don't, why, that's fine too. <BR> <BR> Though I'll warn you newbies, in case you don't already know, that my math skills aren't (shall we say) of the strongest. <BR> <em>211</em> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:49:27 EST Week 14 10-15 minutes July 19-25 <em>91</em> <em>34</em> <em>314</em> <em>316</em> <em>322</em> <em>317</em> <em>323</em> <em>313</em> <em>359</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for another week ahead...This week we will concentrate on our Core, May I suggest you add Cardio each day or as many days as you are able, Strength Training and Upper and Lower Body Fitness....Hope to see you onboard... Cheering you on as always.. <BR> <BR> Sunday July 19 Core <... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:32:19 EST rejoined Hi, I have just rejoined sparks and am trying out a sparkteam hope this one works for me. I have bad knees but need to lose weights. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:04:29 EST The Official WEEK SEVEN Count--! First, I inadvertently missed 10,000 of JANETL1's total for week six. A thousand lashes with a wet noodle for me (I had a teacher who used to say that, lol) and JANETL1's missing steps will be added into this week's MoonSteps. <BR> <BR> Second, JENNIW70 didn't get her steps for last week posted before I'd added them up - her Week Six total was 13,950, so I will add them into this week's. Every step counts--! <BR> <BR> The count I've got for Week Seven is: <BR> <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3850 <BR> J... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:40:59 EST Talking the Talk When I read articles about exercise I find myself reading them over while thinking about ways to adapt them to chair exercise. <BR> <BR> A case in point is this article entitled "Turn Your Walk Into A Workout": <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e/guide/walking-for-exercise </link> <BR> <BR> Set aside that it specifically discusses walking. What advice does it contain that might apply to non-walking or chair exercise? <BR> <BR> 1) Set a baseline. <BR> <BR> 2) Choos... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 09:16:44 EST Week 13 10 to 15 minutes July 12-18 <em>91</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>319</em> <em>360</em> <em>359</em> <em>313</em> <em>322</em> <em>237</em> <em>324</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team, are you ready for another week? Cheering you on as always, just posted my results for last week, will get your awards out to you this week...Keep up the great work... <BR> <BR> Sunday July 12 Chair Marching <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday July 13 Upper Body <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday July 14 Lower Bod... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:49:57 EST Sorry for being absent lately Hi, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to apologise for being scarce of late ... things got crazier than expected with getting my family house up for sale. Now I'm just about to head on a road trip for a week and not so sure how much connection I'll have (hopefully some!) but after that should be back and with a lot more time to be here and be active - and hope you can hang in there with me on that <em>247</em> I hope everyone has a great week over the next week!!! Sun, 12 Jul 2015 10:24:00 EST July 12-18: Post Your WEEK EIGHT Steps Here--!!! We're now almost two months down the road. (Should that be "up the road," if we're walking to the moon? lol) <BR> <BR> You know the feeling you get a few weeks in to a new fitness routine when you kind of start to lag, and maybe skip a day, or don't really put much effort into it? Uh huh. <BR> <BR> So: we've got a l-o-n-g ways to go. Instead of looking at the distance we have yet to cover, take a moment to look how far we've already come. Then look up. <BR> <BR> Oh, yah, you can see so ma... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 02:10:11 EST At LAST-- It seems that they may finally (it's been over a month!) have gotten our internet connection fixed. After seven repair-persons and so-called engineers, the last fella was determined to find where the problem was and to fix it. He may well have done: fingers crossed, although the connection isn't super-speedy, it does seem stable, and after these last weeks, I daren't ask more, lol... <BR> <BR> The real reason I'm here - I found a nifty article today about "exercise mantras." Sometimes I get... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:17:33 EST Inquiring minds : scarves I bought two scarves today ... which was something different <BR> A light way pretty patterned one and a heavier wool one <BR> So I wondered about others here ... <BR> Do you wear scarves? <BR> And if so, only in winter or in other seasons as well? <BR> Do you have a favourite? Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:03:35 EST The Official WEEK SIX Count--! Short 'n' sweet - lousy internet connection. <BR> <BR> CEREBELLUM - 3150 <BR> JANETL1 - 11042 <BR> JUDY5900 - 3147 <BR> WENDIQ - 57724 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 39881 <BR> THEEXERCISER - 2504 <BR> SHARONCAPPS - 31473 <BR> HIMSELF-THEBRIT - 49122 <BR> JUSTME9898 - 28221 <BR> EDWARDS1411 - 21624 <BR> FLRED12 - 17429 <BR> L*I*T*A* - 85600 <BR> <BR> The grand total for Week Six (you'll love this!) is 350,917 - our best week yet!* <BR> <BR> *CORRECTION: our next-to-worst week... <em>39</em> Still... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:38:57 EST July 5 - 11: Post your steps here! So sorry this is late - still no internet connection and mobile data is so expensive. I'll try to get the last round of statistics posted ASAP. <BR> <em>24</em> Tue, 7 Jul 2015 12:33:19 EST Week 12 July 5 to July 11 <em>34</em> <em>322</em> <em>317</em> <em>314</em> <em>359</em> <em>316</em> <em>324</em> <em>362</em> <em>313</em> <em>295</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team, you are doing great, cheering you on for another <em>345</em> week <em>306</em> let's <em>386</em> on Together... <BR> <BR> Sunday July 5 Core Exercises focusing on posture <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday July 6 Lower Body Fitness <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday July 7 Upper Body Fitness <em>248... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 00:06:37 EST Week 11 15 minutes June 28-July 4 <em>91</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>323</em> <em>315</em> <em>231</em> <em>359</em> <em>360</em> <em>237</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Sorry for MIA, I have been away with finishing up my year end Teaching Season...I am now officially on vacation. And now ready to catch up here with you all...You all have done a great job...keep up the great work, I cheer you on...So who is with me for finishing out this week?? <BR> <BR> Sunday June 28... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 03:41:54 EST JULY Chatter Box Just to get the ball rolling - what's July bringing you? <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 02:36:37 EST The Official WEEK FIVE Count (at last)--! Well we are surely making progress! Next week (if the IT installer shows up and gets us connected with the world once more) I'll post a total-to-date, then try to have a monthly catch-up for distance. <BR> <BR> As always, individual steps are listed so y'all can double-check ME! What with my eyesight not being what it once was and my arithmetic skills being worse it's easy for me to miss something, so if you see an error please be sure to let me know. <BR> <BR> EDWARDS1411 = 15602 <BR> THEE... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:42:36 EST June 28 - July 4: Post Your WEEK SIX Steps Here! You all will have to forgive me for being behind on the moon threads, but we don't anticipate having "true internet" until next week. We're using the mobile phones for hotspotting, but trying to limit our online time as the data plans are so expensive. <BR> <BR> Please post this week's steps here, and I'll get last week's totted up as soon as I've got some reasonable 'net time! <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:21:30 EST Nutrition Info-- Saw this article on SP today: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=158 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not a committed vegan but I do try to eat less red meat than I used to. I suppose I'm more of a flexatarian, as now and then I want some chicken or a nice piece of beef. Mostly, though, I seek protein in "greener" ways. <BR> <BR> This article really resonated with me: it's well-organized, and the charts she's used are super helpful in determining what will... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:43:25 EST Week 10 15 minutes June 21-27 Sorry, I posted in a different location....look for new post in Forum (Introduce yourself) <BR> <BR> Check out the new Week of Fitness there.... <em>304</em> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:42:34 EST June 21-27: Post Your WEEK FIVE Steps HERE--!!! Alrighty, Moonies, we're ready to go. Remember to add in all your exercises - I'll repost EMMABE1's handy conversion chart into this thread in a day or so. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, if you have any questions, sing out. <BR> <BR> And those of you who are on the sidelines? If you're not walking, please cheer us on. Or c'mon along and join in - the more, the merrier. It's never too late! <BR> <em>311</em> <em>108</em> <em>318</em> <em>359</em> <em>414</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:16:13 EST The Official WEEK FOUR Count--! Hey, MoonWalkers, we are soooooo far out - toward the moon, I mean, lol! <BR> <BR> Here's what we have for the week: <BR> <BR> NASFKAB = 5000 <BR> L*I*T*A* = 88750 <BR> EDWARDS1411 = 56028 + 13543 <BR> KASEYCOFF = 55524 <BR> FLRED = 33052 <BR> JUDY5900 = 2709 <BR> SHARONCAPPS = 28382 <BR> WENDIQ = 61920 <BR> THEEXERCISER = 1272 <BR> JUSTME9898 = 30255 <BR> JENNIW70 = 20422 <BR> JANETL1 = 23596 <BR> CJWORDPLAY = 51832 <BR> <BR> Grand Total = 416,761 steps, for a humongous 208 MILES!!!!! <BR... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 18:10:17 EST Week 10- 10-15 Minutes June 21-27 Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Below you will see a new set of Fitness Challenges for us to work on so we can complete our month of June out well...This week I challenge you to do between 10 to 15 minutes or more per session <em>306</em> Let's <em>386</em> On Together... <BR> <BR> I know you can do it, cheering you on to the Finishing Line...So who is onboard for Week 10, <BR> June 21-27 ? <BR> <BR> June 21 Upper Body <em>248</em> overall fitness 35 minutes <BR> <BR> June 22 Lower Bo... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 02:41:33 EST The Right Amount of Sleep - At Least 7 Hrs/Night Are you getting enough sleep? Getting less than six hours of sleep a night is associated with heart attacks, stroke, obesity and diabetes: <BR> <BR> "The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the largest physician-based organization for sleep medicine, recently put out their first recommendations for what is the right amount of sleep. It advises that adults get at least seven hours every night based on research on the link between inadequate sleep and a number of poor health outcomes." <BR> ... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:47:33 EST Compression Stockings Needed I hope to be going stateside at the end of June and flying into Houston. I need compression stockings and have bought two pair on line which I cannot get on as they are too small around. I understand there are places that a person can be fitted and the stockings made to fit their legs. Does anyone know of such a place in the Houston area? I may have to take a taxi to the place if my son is working and away because he is a flight attendant. <BR> <BR> Any help in an address, phone number o... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:41:16 EST The Official WEEK THREE Count--! As of midnight (EDT) Saturday, 13th June, our week's total was 451,339 steps, or another 225 MILES!!! <BR> <BR> That's more than 10 times the distance we did our first week out-- <BR> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> The count this week included thirteen team members with posted steps: <BR> <BR> WENDIQ = 62296 <BR> THEEXERCISER = 15339 <BR> SHARONCAPPS =49334 <BR> MURTISNUT = 236 <BR> L*I*T*A* = 90996 <BR> KASEYCOFF = 62478 <BR> JUSTME9898 = 33683 <BR> JUDY5900 = 2447 <... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:08:02 EST June 14-20: Post Your WEEK FOUR Steps HERE--!!! <em>311</em> POST YOUR WEEK FOUR STEPS ON THIS THREAD <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> EMMABE1 (Ann) posted this back on one of the earlier threads: <BR> <BR> An easy "rule of thumb" conversion formula to change chair exercise into steps-- <BR> <BR> 1 min Low intensity (gentle) = 85 steps <BR> Talk Test: at this intensity you can sing your favourite song or hold a conversation without noticing an increase in your breathing. <BR> <BR> 1 min Moderate/Brisk intensity (comfortable) = 150 steps ... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:18:26 EST Week 9 15 minutes June 14-20 I'm Back in for another week...Who is Ready to come onboard & join me Let's Raise the Bar to our Personal Best and see what we can do... <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>311</em> <em>362</em> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>359</em> <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> Sun 14 ........... Seated leg and knees <em>248</em> overall fitness today 37 minutes <BR> <BR> Mon 15 ............. Core <BR> <BR> Tue 16 ... ...... Lower body ... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:00:50 EST Use Herbal Supplements? You May Not Be Getting the If you buy store-brand herbal supplements from GNC, Target, Walgreens, or Walmart, beware. There is a good chance you aren’t getting what you paid for, according to cease-and-desist letters sent by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office on Monday. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-checkup/use-herbal-supplements-you-ma<BR>y-not-getting-real-deal/?pos=2&xid=nl_<BR>EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20150613 </link> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:38:59 EST The Most Important Information About Fruits & Veg The nutrients found in plants offer a lot of help in decreasing the risk of severe health issues like cancer or heart disease. Unfortunately, most people don't consume enough of these vital substances. This infographic will show you how to incorporate more crucial nutrients into your diet. <BR> <link><BR>id=15899&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:04:22 EST Inquiring minds : Hobbies More curiosity from me <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any favourite hobbies they love to do in their spare time? If so, how did you get started? Fri, 12 Jun 2015 07:23:20 EST FINALLY--! The (Semi-) Official Week TWO Count--!! Hiya, peeps! <BR> <BR> Finally got to a real computer and have a decent connection. Might not last long, so I'm typing fast. If I miss a name or get a count wrong, please post on this thread and let me know. We can always adjust. <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> These are the totals I came up with: <BR> AHAPPYSPIRIT = 26,712 <BR> CALAMITIE = 8,954 <BR> CJWORDPLAY = 33,356 <BR> EDWARDS1411 = 23,694 <BR> FLRED12 = 16,869 <BR> JANETL1= 21,215 <BR> JENNIW70 = 710 <BR> JUDY5900 = 2,156 <BR> JUSTME9898 ... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 16:45:04 EST Exercise Week 8/15 minutes- June 7-13 <em>359</em> <em>360</em> <em>237</em> <em>322</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>313</em> <em>315</em> <em>548</em> <em>316</em> <BR> <BR> Evening Hello Team, <BR> <BR> Good job on all your hard work for this past week, your goodie awards have been sent out, congrats to you all, cheering you on for another week ahead...We can do it together... <BR> <BR> Week 8 June 7-13...Cheering you on for a successful week ahead... <BR> <BR> Sunday June 7 Upper Body Exerci... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 01:57:46 EST June 7 - 13: Post WEEK 3 Steps HERE! <em>227</em> This thread is for posting WEEK THREE "moon steps" only! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> You can post your steps on a daily basis, or add your daily totals and post the week's-worth total on Saturdays. <BR> <BR> If you have any questions about how-to, drop us a line or post it on the other thread. <BR> <em>31</em> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:51:17 EST Inquiring minds question - food What is the nicest meal you've had recently that involved healthy (for you) choices? Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:48:36 EST