SparkPeople Chair Exercise Team Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32265 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32265 New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x65252142 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x65228821 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x65157770 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x65108698 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x65098508 Found a few chair yoga routines on youtube that are quite good. <BR> <BR> Chair Yoga Flow for All Levels <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VLw2<BR>sjvuNU </link> <BR> <BR> Gentle Chair Yoga Routine <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEjiX<BR>tb2hRg </link> <BR> <BR> Actively Aging with Energizing Chair Yoga - Seniors Get Moving <BR> <link>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ST1<BR>j9PfrA </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 11:33:28 EST Aug 28 through Sept 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x65064023 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x65017060 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64971628 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64924005 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64883846 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64881349 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64880406 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7f89183-3a28-432d-8518-d32f2a074d52.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64832162 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64826933 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x64804918 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64785383 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64785372 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64740201 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64738702 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64738323 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64684663 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64684647 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64676515 <link>www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-most<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x64663265 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64637980 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64585159 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64551933 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64510823 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64500292 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64466899 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54932ae5-7d2d-40d1-9aa9-5b1dff690ccf.png"> <BR> <BR> Happy June Everyone!!! Wed, 1 Jun 2016 17:01:20 EST SparkPeople has a SUGGESTION BOX--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64447545 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>www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_s <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64445010 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64400461 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64392232 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64349343 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64301510 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64248866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef820801-9807-4d8b-a818-4d02174215dc.jpg"> Sun, 1 May 2016 13:33:41 EST may 1-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64247601 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64209241 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64207157 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64160267 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> http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64148642 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x64146925 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64097351 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64042134 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x64025836 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/566dce39-e5be-416f-8730-dad6324a7785.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy April Fool's Day Everyone!!! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:45:43 EST Mar 27th - Apr 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x64012241 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-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63999001 Some good ideas here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63936130 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x63931452 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63885809 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63835153 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x63793814 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d1135fa-1654-4a2a-9e4c-8bf1de791117.jpg"> Tue, 1 Mar 2016 11:46:34 EST Feb 28 thru Mar 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63781628 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63774240 http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=626 Sun, 28 Feb 2016 00:00:50 EST Feb. 21 thru Feb. 27 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63727349 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63682195 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63621826 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63617810 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63567022 Created in error Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:23:32 EST Jan. 31st - Feb. 6, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63567015 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x63564269 <em>129</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:53:56 EST jan24th-30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63506007 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63493950 23,900 steps for this week Fri, 22 Jan 2016 21:12:52 EST jan 17th/23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63459189 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x63429155 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63390737 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63390197 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63327365 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0401d956-6fc4-4d46-9fdc-a53fcaeccdb4.jpg"> Sun, 3 Jan 2016 10:34:25 EST A List of Exercises for 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63327270 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63312949 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x63308910 Happy New Year Everyone!!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21ea4de8-0d91-458e-a508-d408afbc5ae2.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63273135 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63232984 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63202273 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63201092 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63154428 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>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrmaT<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63139190 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63133311 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63133097 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x63098065 Hello December!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f75802e-17b3-4fb3-93e2-c8717e3fb74b.jpg"> <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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63081433 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe689363-e5fe-43d2-ade2-72300d6cb3bb.jpg"> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:48:24 EST November 29 to December 5 Fitness 10-15 Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63080926 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x63041660 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63039616 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x63014167 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62983150 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62959691 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62941112 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62936880 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>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<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--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62936087 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x62894805 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62882844 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>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?ID=1799 </link> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 03:28:14 EST Daily choices - Did you make any good ones today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62881277 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62876602 Nov. 1 = Sun, 1 Nov 2015 10:06:15 EST NOVEMBER Team Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62876460 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62874705 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/040bdefc-f6ed-4ed9-90eb-8e4673be2c03.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62873241 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62864658 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62858744 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62829657 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62823321 Oct. 25 = Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:03:07 EST October 18 to 24/ 10 to 15 minutes Fitness Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62774396 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62768823 Oct. 18 = Sun, 18 Oct 2015 09:52:17 EST The Count for WEEK TWENTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62749073 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62722480 Oct. 11 = 7088 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:53:05 EST October 11 to 17 10 to 15 Minutes Daily Firness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62721999 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62677431 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62677192 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62664455 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62658390 Oct. 04 Sun, 4 Oct 2015 09:59:17 EST October 4-10 10 to 15 minutes Daily Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62656350 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62651208 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x62648766 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x62632110 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62632081 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62599568 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62596962 <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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62583010 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 DO NOT POST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62558323 <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--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62552091 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62548870 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62543357 Sept.20 = Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:29:24 EST September 20-26 10-15 minutes fitness daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62541740 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62530611 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>www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011108<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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62511233 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62511005 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>sportsnutrition.about.com/od/cutting<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62488365 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62486539 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62434205 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62432289 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62421477 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62400831 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>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/limited<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62391558 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..." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62383977 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>indoorcycling.about.com/od/ri/fl/Mot<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62382221 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62375973 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62348028 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>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62344163 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62334728 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>www.livestrong.com/article/545364-ho<BR>w-to-cook-jamaican-boiled-green-banana/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4ac062f-9879-491a-95f9-cc9082e3ce3a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> (From Dr. Oz' w... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:06:44 EST WEEK FOURTEEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62324809 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62319514 <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-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x62304918 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62289082 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62274801 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62269571 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62269555 Sorry all go to new entry should read Week 18 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 16:22:55 EST The Official WEEK ELEVEN Count--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62231781 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62211802 Aug. 8 = 6844 <BR> Aug. 9 = 7136 <BR> Aug.10= 9484 <BR> Aug.11= 7052(changed battery....got 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62211153 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62179736 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62179617 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="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33a758cc-f3bb-4032-93d8-dfc105e24854.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62176189 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62174350 This one could've been written for our team: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62159998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27563d6d-fd5b-4e54-9b6a-1763e5f503f0.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Let's make it a great one!!! Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:16:59 EST Spark Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62150765 I came across this and thought it interesting: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62146480 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--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62138768 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62122984 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62098900 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62098296 <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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x62095168 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>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<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--!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62060014 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... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x62060000 ~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>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_indiv... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 03:56:25 EST July 19-15: Post Your WEEK NINE Steps Here--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62047607 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x62044079 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x62041784 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x62009432 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61997791 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>http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercis<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61995821 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61990348 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--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61988047 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-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61984525 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61974282 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61951537 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61950681 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61928840 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61895702 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61895571 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)--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61891987 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61883281 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-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61839696 Saw this article on SP today: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61821243 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--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61816045 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61815999 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61811207 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61808152 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61777328 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--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61758203 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--!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61757949 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61753028 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61752506 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>www.everydayhealth.com/columns/daily<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61752334 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>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15899&memberid=865417 </link> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:04:22 EST Inquiring minds : Hobbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61738899 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--!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61718129 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61694612 <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61692739 <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61688107 What is the nicest meal you've had recently that involved healthy (for you) choices? Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:48:36 EST June 6 - Exercise Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61687793 This being the Chair EXERCISE Team (emphasis on "exercise," lol) I thought this article might be relevant: <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/exerc<BR>ise-motivation?ecd=wnl_fit_060515&ctr=<BR>wnl-fit-060515_nsl-ld-stry_2&mb=tu1ev%<BR>404ChByRDNDvHwOhy%40HnVev1imbCQsOgIW%2fDO84%3d </link> <BR> <BR> Myself, now, I'm always looking for motivation to exercise. Not that I'd slack off or anything... <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 08:00:15 EST Seated Workouts from Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61687783 Most - if not all - of these have made the rounds before, but SP included them in an email this morning, so I thought I'd put them here for those who may not have seen them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1713 </link> <BR> <BR> Some require equipment, some don't, but there's a good variety and - hopefully - something for everyone! <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 6 Jun 2015 07:57:35 EST 5 June - This Morning from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61679947 When I looked at the subject line in my email, it read "35 Instant Smile Starters&#8207;." That caught my eye, for sure. <BR> <BR> The article's actual headline is "Bad Mood Busters: 35 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Mood." Not as fun-sounding in some respects (lol) but if you're looking for a day-brightener, one of these just might hit the spot: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1868&utm_source=spar<BR>kpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>best-... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:34:48 EST Changing Up Fitness Routines http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61679785 I subscribed to Livestrong, oh, back before the whole Lance Armstrong flap. I dip in and out of their articles, sometimes finding really useful information. <BR> <BR> This was in my mailbox today: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/<BR>1011162-11-simple-ways-add-variety-str<BR>engthtraining-routine/?utm_source=news<BR>letter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=b<BR>oom_newsletter_060515_f&bt_alias=eyJ1c<BR>2VySWQiOiIyNTMwMzA4In0%3D#slide=2 </link> <BR> <BR> On the face of it, ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:19:25 EST Chicken Fat?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61666037 I don't know if this has already been posted on the team forums, but I hadn't seen it - and I think this is a hoot: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrEZjowZWGo </link> <BR> <BR> I would so join in with this bunch--! <BR> <em>145</em> Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:28:43 EST Natural Pain Killers Graphic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61659197 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1fc554e-5956-40e5-8eec-e1d771d1a718.jpg"> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 22:23:12 EST The Risks of a Sedentary Lifestyle: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61658987 Stand Up for Your Health <BR> Spending hours on end in a chair isn't just murder on your back—it can literally kill you. And if you're like the average person, you clock almost 55 hours a week on your duff. Shockingly, working out isn't an antidote. Here, what is. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/health/stand<BR>ing-desk </link> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:48:16 EST "Off-Balance" Core Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61658342 This set of exercises was in a weekly diabetes newsletter I subscribe to. There are no chair variations, but if you're at all unsteady on your feet (as I am!) these may help you "re-teach" your body to balance: <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/ss/sl<BR>ideshow-off-balance-core-moves?ecd=wnl<BR>_dia_060215&ctr=wnl-dia-060215_nsl-ld-<BR>stry&mb=tu1ev%404ChByRDNDvHwOhy%40HnVe<BR>v1imbCQsOgIW%2fDO84%3d </link> <BR> <BR> p.s. Love her shoes, too! <em>211</em> <BR> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:16:16 EST 50 simple health tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61650308 I came across these tips today ... no idea on how helpful they really are so please read with care <BR> <BR> <link>www.wholeliving.com/136136/50-simple<BR>-health-tips#25853 </link> <BR> <BR> I liked the comment about sniffing rosemary - love that scent Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:51:37 EST Exercise Week 7 15 minutes- June 1-6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61641432 Today starts another brand New Month to "Shape a New You"...Let's Do it together 1 step at a time....Who would like to join me in another month of getting Fitter and Stronger? <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>321</em> <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Who is ready to join me? <BR> <BR> Mon 1st ........... Seated leg and knees <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tues 2nd......... Core no fitness too ill... <em>386</em> ... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:34:15 EST A to Z: Towns All Over The World! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61641198 We're gonna try a little experiment. Since our team members are all over the map, instead of starting numerous threads for various countries, let's see what kind of variety we get if we open this game to global place-names. <BR> <BR> Use your home town... villages near you... towns you're visited... At least it should make it easier to find places starting with Q, X, and Z, lol! <BR> <BR> A = Altmar, NY <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:09:29 EST Team Image of the Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61641082 At the end of the day I picked something entirely different for this month - in honor of our Moon Walk, I thought this is kind of relevant. <BR> <BR> And a pretty picture, too, lol... <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:00:50 EST June Chatter Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61640859 MILLYMOUSE's chat is back as a "sticky." It's too good not to keep as a central point to share, ask questions, and update us on team mates' news. <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 06:37:40 EST Exercises for older people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61640428 Keeping active into older age is the key to staying fit, mobile and independent. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for exercises focusing on strength, flexibility and balance, with a set of sitting exercises to get you started. <BR> <BR> Can we see how many members can go through the exercises There are only 2 per exercise. Be able to do each one every day for a week ?? Have a look, tell me what you think <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Exercises-for<BR>-older-pe... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 04:39:34 EST Chair Exercises and Limited Mobility Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61640406 Tips for People with Injuries and Disabilities. <BR> The benefits of exercise are not restricted to people who have full mobility. In fact, if injury, disability, illness, or weight problems have limited your mobility, it’s even more important to experience the mood-boosting effects of exercise. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.helpguide.org/articles/exercise-<BR>fitness/chair-exercises-and-limited-mo<BR>bility-fitness.htm </link> Mon, 1 Jun 2015 04:31:39 EST Week ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61638899 JUSTME9898 - 6139 (the 4129 will count for next week) <BR> JANETL1 - 3048 <BR> WENDIQ - 9384 <BR> AHAPPYSPIRIT - 6240 <BR> KASEYCOFF - 3126 <BR> CALAMITIE - 10043 <BR> <BR> <BR> Our first week: <BR> <BR> 37,980 steps = NINETEEN MILES--!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Tremendous start! Round of applause for us all - and keep steppin’, peeps! <BR> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <em>242</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 22:32:36 EST 10-Minute Videos from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61632299 Earlier this week Spark sent a link to a group of their 10-minute fitness videos: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> A few of them are more than 10 minutes, but none is very long. Among them are some sitting exercise videos. <BR> <BR> Those of you on your feet might choose a standing one, and of course most of us can do the chair versions. <BR> <BR> Looks like a pretty good "menu" with something for everyone! <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 07:42:18 EST "Build Strength While Sitting Down" - from SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61632227 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=158&utm_source=sparkpe<BR>ople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=exe<BR>rcise-of-the-day </link> <BR> <BR> If you don't have handweights, how about a soup can? And it could still be beneficial even if you didn't add any weights at all... <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 31 May 2015 07:29:07 EST Post Your Steps HERE-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61629755 <em>227</em> This thread is for posting "moon steps" only! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> You can post your steps either on a daily basis, or add your daily totals and post the 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, 30 May 2015 21:11:19 EST MoonWalk Challenge--! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61629727 CET people - we are going to the MOON! <BR> <BR> There are 238,855 miles to the moon. Every 2000 steps = 1 mile. Therefore, we need a total of 477,710,000 steps to get to the moon--! (We’ll worry about getting back once we get there, lol.) <BR> <BR> Every activity - bicycling, rowing, yoga, jumping rope, hula-hooping, and yes, CHAIR EXERCISE - can be converted to a number of steps. Each day that you have steps to contribute to the team effort you can tick “Yes” for having completed the team... Sat, 30 May 2015 21:08:04 EST Osteoarthitis - particular reference to the knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61628882 Last month I promised you an article about osteoarthitis in the magazine. This is part of that article that I thought might be of use and interest to some of you. <BR> <BR> So, what is Osteoarthritis? Well, Osteoarthritis-- it's a pathological-- it means something that we see that's happening to the bone. As you see in the picture, in a joint, we have the bone and that has a covering, and that's called articular cartilage. (Pale blue) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27... Sat, 30 May 2015 18:32:28 EST 2nd Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61618573 More Team Business: <BR> <BR> These are the people whose names I noted as having volunteered to co-lead: <BR> <BR> JENNIW70 <BR> FLRED12 <BR> LIBERTY_JOY <BR> <BR> These are some of the “administrative” responsibilities that I could use a hand with: <BR> <BR> 1 Welcoming newbies / buddy system <BR> 2 Awarding leaderboard leaders <BR> 3 Monitoring forums for questions, requests for information, etc <BR> 4 Working on team goals / challenges <BR> <BR> If one person / co-leader is willing to... Fri, 29 May 2015 13:45:11 EST The Computer Terms Dictionary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61612098 How many times have you heard of terms such as "firewall", "blog", or "malware" but had no idea what it actually means? With this dictionary, you'll find an easy-to-understand explanation for the most commonly used, yet less explained, computer terms. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15694&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 28 May 2015 19:52:43 EST Chair exercise : what chair do you use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61611439 I was thinking as I looked at some of the chair exercise images ... how different they can be. <BR> <BR> So I started wondering, <BR> <BR> What kind of chair do you use for your chair exercise? Thu, 28 May 2015 18:26:11 EST 6 Essential Back Pain Stretches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61611264 Low back pain can have many causes, including tight or weak back, ab or core muscles, muscle sprains or strains, or a herniated disc. This stretching program can help reduce back pain and help prevent back injuries. <BR> <BR> Pictorial demos with easy to follow instructions. See: <BR> <BR> <link>sportsmedicine.about.com/od/flexibil<BR>ityandstretching/ss/backstretch.htm?ut<BR>m_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_te<BR>rm=Health%20Tip%20of%20the%20Day&utm_c<BR>ampaign=health_tod&utm_conten... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:52:48 EST Questions and Prompts-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61611061 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> A couple people have asked "What should I say?" by way of introducing themselves to the team. <BR> <BR> I came up with a few things that might give you ideas. You don't have to use all of them (heck, you don't have to use any of them if you don't want to, lol) but they might serve to get the wheels turning. <BR> <BR> 1) What country are you from? <BR> 2) What stage of life are you - 20-something, mid-life, gray-hai... Thu, 28 May 2015 17:19:56 EST Lower body strength exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61604578 Does anyone have any recommendations (youtube; dvds; other) for lower body strength exercises? I think this is one area that I need to work on more and while I'm following Nicoles core and upper body workouts and have other upper body ones I'm not so sure what to do for lower body. Thanks Wed, 27 May 2015 22:22:16 EST First STEPS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61602203 I wasn't sure whether to post this under the "Exercise" forum or here or - well, where, exactly. But here goes: <BR> <BR> So I said to myself, “Self - if walking a certain distance at a certain speed means you’ve walked X number of steps and burned a certain number of calories, and if every activity burns calories… why isn’t there some kind of way to convert every activity into an equivalent of the number of steps walked?” <BR> <BR> Whew. Took my ol’ head a while to even come up with a way ... Wed, 27 May 2015 16:41:34 EST New Forum Name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61594821 Val (EDWARDS1411) suggested that this category be more than just recipes, that we use it to include articles on health, ideas about nutrition - a catch-all for general healthy living. <BR> <BR> Good place to post links, whether to Spark's info or things you find off-site. <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 26 May 2015 20:52:09 EST Team Business for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61593258 I had a nice chatty email from JANETL1 this morning. She said the earlier goals of 2500 steps and 10 minutes / day exercise are good, and she hopes they remain. <BR> <BR> But she went on to suggest perhaps we could add what she called a "second tier" of goals. These could be more challenging for people who have greater mobility, or might be useful as people progress and need a higher target to shoot for. <BR> <BR> I can see where a second tier might be good for those who have good days and ... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:45:32 EST Stroke - Know The Signs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61589956 Strokes can happen to anyone, they don't just happen to the middle-aged or elderly! <BR> <BR> "Doctors say more people would survive strokes if we all recognized the symptoms. A simple mnemonic can help save lives: FAST. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7730e79-64a6-4293-b431-eaa78d3476fd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The "F" is for face: stroke will often cause one side of the face to weaken and droop. <BR> <BR> The "A" is for arm: one arm may become weak and the person ma... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:57:08 EST The Mind Diet: Eating for the Health of Your Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61586392 Can a 'Brain Diet' Prevent the Onset of Alzheimer's? <BR> <BR> New research suggests what you eat can affect your thinking skills and slow down or speed up the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Researchers believe that nutrition can play a role in preventing the brain from shrinking as people age. <BR> <BR> The Mind Diet is a combo of the Mediterranean Diet and the Dash Diet. See the link below for more details. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15659&memberid=9... Mon, 25 May 2015 22:52:36 EST New and Not-New... :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61583954 A few years ago I had surgery on one of my knees. The physical therapist recommended chair exercise in addition to the knee-strengthening exercises she’d already given me. <BR> <BR> I admit it: I was skeptical. I thought “No way can this amount to much of a workout.” She proceeded to lead me through a brief rundown of some exercises she thought might be useful. <BR> <BR> Ten minutes later, having worked up a sweat and not having stood once, I had an awakening: why, by golly, you really CA... Mon, 25 May 2015 17:07:24 EST Good Food, Good for You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61583909 <em>227</em> - PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD - <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Some of you have commented that you'd like to share some recipes and are interested in healthy nutrition information. <BR> <BR> Why, me too! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Please use this forum to post recipes, links to healthy-eating articles, anything relevant you think beneficial to the team. <BR> <BR> I realize SP has a recipe section, and there are numerous websites with scads of recipes and how-to's. So muc... Mon, 25 May 2015 16:55:04 EST 1st Round of Resources http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61583865 <em>227</em> - PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS THREAD - <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> MAY 2015: <BR> <BR> On this first section there are six different videos, including cardio, stretching, and a good core workout. Some require equipment (resistance bands, dumbbells) while others do not. Some require “leg lifting,” as opposed to being upper-body only. All have some exercises that can be done without equipment, and many that involve the lower body can be adapted. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.spar... Mon, 25 May 2015 16:48:01 EST Contributions: Exercise Links http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61583834 Please post links to exercises and fitness websites here. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with! <BR> <em>34</em> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:41:36 EST Open Letter to Chair Exercise Team Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61580045 I don't think a rudderless team is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Many of the teams on SP are set up for specific geographical locations, or for social themes. They have informal structure and (to my mind) a relaxed approach with a general mix of input. <BR> <BR> I see the Chair Exercise Team somewhat differently to those: it has a specific purpose, a focus. It serves - or should serve - as a cornerstone for information, a central core where people can get ideas, find links to resources, read abo... Mon, 25 May 2015 08:13:08 EST Exercise 6 15 minutes- 24-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61578247 I'm in for another week, <em>194</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>321</em> <em>185</em> Who is ready to join me? <BR> <BR> Sun 24th ........... Seated leg and knees <em>248</em> 30 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Mon 25th......... Core 35 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tue 26th..... Lower body 37 minutes total overall fitness <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Wed 27th... Upper body 37 minutes overall fitness for day... Sun, 24 May 2015 23:32:17 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61571539 My name is Deb. I'm 55 yrs old and live in Alabama. I have limited mobility due to lymphedema in both legs. I need a way to exercise and lose weight other than walking. Glad I found this group. Sun, 24 May 2015 07:31:05 EST mobile devices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61553304 One thing I'm noticing and which I know impacts me; and probably others ... is the mobile devices. When i'm using spark on my iphone i can get to the messageboards and the blogs; but the app doesn't let me access the teams or my spark mail which can be really frustrating. Then on my mini ipad i can get to the teams and mail; but its hard for me to type on that (i can type on my phone more easily!) so i can view things on there, and like things on there; but it is a lot harder to comment and t... Thu, 21 May 2015 22:10:30 EST Self-Test: How Does Your Mind Work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61551464 Long ago, six traits were developed to assess the way people mind processes information and understands the world around it. We all process a bit differently, and that has a huge impact on who we eventually shape up to be. Take our test and find out which of the six paths your mind has taken! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15590&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 21 May 2015 16:39:25 EST 15 Delicious Home-Made Popsicles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61543701 There nothing more refreshing than a fruit-infused popsicle. These delicious looking popsicles are easy to make and healthy. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15593&memberid=863854 </link> Wed, 20 May 2015 19:11:48 EST The Most Important Lessons You'll Learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61534151 One of the most important thing everyone needs to learn in this life is to love themselves. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15566&memberid=863854 </link> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:21:34 EST Portion Control Workshop - wk 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61517849 WENDIQ - sodium is a killer to weight loss. Why are you getting so much ? Are you tracking it ? If so how much are you getting a day - you need to aim for a maximum of 2300mg - that may sound low but my average is abour 1600mg - so it is possible. <BR> Ok - so send hubbie off to get his pizza - tell him to eat it out and NOT bring it hiome!! and you eat a lovely salad in front of him - make him jealous !! <BR> You CAN do this - and it is a lifelong battle. But its a battle worth fighting... Mon, 18 May 2015 01:42:45 EST 11 Things We Do that Age Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61515309 Aging gracefully comes easier to some, while not so easy to others. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15524&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 17 May 2015 19:20:23 EST Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Bones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61515295 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Bones <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15529&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 17 May 2015 19:18:01 EST 12 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61515277 <BR> “When people embark on an exercise and food program to lose weight, they automatically think that ‘magic’ will happen,” explains Susan Kraus, MS, RD, a registered dietitian at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey. “In theory it sounds great, but it takes much longer to lose weight and more effort than this simple combination, even when all good intentions are there.” It’s easy to trip yourself up along the way with common diet mistakes or by not being vigilant in your effo... Sun, 17 May 2015 19:15:52 EST How to Trick Your Body into Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61515256 There are quite a few irritating and annoying sensations your body experiences during the day, the kind that most of us would love to know how to get rid of. How does one deal with an itchy throat? How do you make a burn go away? And generally, how can you get rid of various pains <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15545&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 17 May 2015 19:12:12 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 17th .....23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61509430 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 17 May 2015 04:42:58 EST How Long to Freeze Food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61492919 We all know that freezing food prevents it from rotting. But until the act of freezing is perfected, food still has an expiration date <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15515&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 15 May 2015 04:37:50 EST 10 Terrifically Helpful Things Your Microwave Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61490038 Now all I have to do is, try to remember some of the tips <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> The microwave is a very advanced piece of technology that lies around our kitchen, waiting for us to defrost and cook things in it. But did you know that your microwave is much more than just a cooking machine? Its special qualities allow it to ass. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/video_14422/10_nea<BR>t_tricks_you_never_knew_your_microwave<BR>_can_d.aspx </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:46:05 EST 11 Ways to Reduce Cholesterol Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61489971 One of the most common causes of heart attacks in the western world is arterial blockage caused by the accumulation of cholesterol. While this can be avoided by dieting and exercising, if you’ve been diagnosed with high levels of bad cholesterol, there are foods and activities that speed up the process of reducing cholesterol levels. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15521&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:33:50 EST Inventions that Make Sci-Fi a Reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61489939 Many of us have grown up imagining what the future will be like. Will there be flying cars? Will there be robots? Will we be able to do amazing and extraordinary things? <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=13016 </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:27:27 EST This Week in Health Tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61489895 I'm always learning more and more about my body and my health. Being healthy and fit has never been more in vogue. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15514&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 14 May 2015 18:22:17 EST Simple Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61465789 You've never had a salad that tasted so good. I'm serious. Not only is this salad healthy, it is also incredibly delicious and can be served as a side dish or eaten completely on its own. Sweet potatoes are a healthy way to consume carbohydrates and pomegranates are super good for your heart! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15474&memberid=865417 </link> Tue, 12 May 2015 02:40:11 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 10th ------ 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61449161 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 10 May 2015 07:15:20 EST Portion Control Workshop - wk 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61447354 The Workshop is very concentrated and self guided, - however there will be a thread in the team page for questions and comments that I will comment on and answer – so you will get plenty of help. <BR> <BR> The amount you get out of this workshop will depend on the amount of effort you put into it. If you just look over the things in my web site and think you can’t be bothered to join in the thread you will gain nothing. If you just plonk an emoticon in the thread each day - I won't believe ... Sat, 9 May 2015 22:37:48 EST Memories of your mother - Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61446076 Many of us are now of the age that sadly we have lost our Mums - but I'm sure we have many Happy Memories. <BR> What are your happiest memories of your mother? <BR> <BR> I certainly remember my Mother - a tiny very English lady - so tiny I could pick her up and swing her round. She was very correct, and good manners and behaviour were normal, something that seems to have gone out of fashion recently unfortunately - we even had afternoon tea every Sunday, best china, lace tablecloth and ev... Sat, 9 May 2015 18:57:33 EST Boosting Your Self-Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61438940 When I was young, I was a very happy kid, I played around with the other children, had many friends, and while I was slightly shy, I still had no problem talking to people. <BR> By: Jonathan P. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=12951 </link> Fri, 8 May 2015 21:05:44 EST This Week in Health Tips! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61438907 Your health is the most important and most valuable thing you have, so keeping it should be your top priority in life. In this day and age of abundant information, some people can get lost and miss out on great tips that could improve their lives, so we collect and display them for you every week <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15408&memberid=863854 </link> Fri, 8 May 2015 21:01:11 EST 9 Incredibly Healthy Food Combos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61429982 Knowing what we know about food today, we discover more often than not that the best foods are not stand-alone ingredients but the powerful combination of ingredients that work together and enhance each others healthy influence on the body. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15425&memberid=863854 </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 20:35:54 EST 5 Kinds of Food that Attract Mosquitoes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61428007 There are many things I love about summer but mosquito bites are not one of them. These little blood sucking buzzards can ruin your outdoor fun and in some cases, even infect you with some serious diseases. While some foods like garlic and apple cider vinegar are effective edible deterrents, some foods do the exact opposite. Eating these things basically turns you into a huge mosquito-magnet and might lower the repealing powers of some products. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?ema... Thu, 7 May 2015 15:06:01 EST Are You a Logical or Emotional Thinker? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61427975 Emotions and logic are not exactly opposites. There is a certain logic behind emotional decisions, and even logic has to make room for the effect it has on our emotions. That said, some of us tend towards a more logical basis for our thinking, while some tend to the emotional. This test will show you the exact percentage of each side - how much of you is emotional, and how much logical? <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15406&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 15:03:23 EST What Flower Matches Your Personality? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61427947 Every flower has a different beauty. Some are fragile, some are bold, some only flourish under certain conditions and some are hardy enough to grow just about anywhere. Take our quiz and get your answer - which of these flowers does your personality match the best? <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15407&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 7 May 2015 14:59:30 EST Homemade Mango Roll-Ups Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61419579 Homemade Mango Roll-Ups Recipe <BR> <BR> I love dried fruit and enjoy sugar-free treats. I was excited to find this no-fuss recipe for homemade fruit roll-ups. It only takes 5 steps to make these healthy snacks. This recipe is 100% fruit and there are no preservatives. You can use the same recipe for DIY strawberry or raspberry roll-ups. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15397&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 6 May 2015 17:47:21 EST 15 Genius Kitchen Hacks to Make Healthy Cooking Ea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61409564 A calorie-heavy casserole isn’t the only meal you can make with a baking dish. We found three surprisingly innovative—and healthy—ways to use each of the following five classic cooking tools already hanging out in your kitchen. Might we suggest an easier way to flip an egg, or using your blender for more than just protein smoothies? Meal prep has never been so creative … or easy! <BR> <link>http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/15-geni<BR>us-kitchen-hacks-to-make-healthy-cooki<BR>ng-easier/?utm_sour... Tue, 5 May 2015 15:29:33 EST Neck stretches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61401568 Does anyone know of any good online neck stretch videos? <BR> My dr rushed through three different stretches the other day but I find it helps a lot to be watching and listening at the speed they should be done <BR> Thanks Mon, 4 May 2015 18:46:07 EST Portion Control Workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61400954 Portion Control Workshop <BR> Starting on Sunday 10th May there will be a Portion Control Workshop that will run for 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> During those 2 weeks a number of topics connected with Portion Control and Serving Sizes will be examined – <BR> <BR> Topics to be covering include: - <BR> Weighing and measuring all food eaten to recognise serving sizes <BR> Removing Trigger/Junk Foods – from your eating plan <BR> The difference between serving sizes and portion sizes <BR> How to rec... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:24:41 EST Factors that Influence Our blood sugar Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61393466 Factors that Influence Our blood sugar Levels <BR> <BR> A big rise in blood sugar levels is an issue for everyone. Of course, this is most important to those who suffer from diabetes or have any risk factors associated with the disease. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15330&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 22:07:14 EST Quiz: How Healthy Are You at the Moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61393452 Quiz: How Healthy Are You at the Moment? <BR> <BR> Health is something we all fight to learn about and implement as much as we can into our daily lives, we do want as many of those as possible, after all. So there's no shame on checking up on yourself and seeing how healthy your habits are. Take our quiz and do a quick check-up! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15323&memberid=865417 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 22:05:01 EST 6 Ways Exercising Helps Your Mental Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61386831 Having trouble remembering names or appointments? Time to lace up the sneakers. In a study published in Physiology and Behavior, <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/mind-body/fe<BR>eling/mental-health-tips/?sssdmh=dm17.<BR>797070&esrc=nwfitdailytip043015 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 05:31:35 EST 11 Easy Lunches to Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61386829 Stop waiting in line for too-expensive salads or sandwiches that pack on double your daily calorie needs. Our Fitterati and favorite fit bloggers share their best DIY lunch recipes so you can save some cash and lose weight at the same time <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/lunc<BR>h/lose-weight-lunches/ </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 05:29:34 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 3rd ---- 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61386811 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 3 May 2015 05:21:49 EST The Lines You Wish You Said! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61386696 There are many things we'd like to say to those that annoy or bother us <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15315&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 3 May 2015 03:32:10 EST A Frugal Real Food Guide to Healthy Food at Costco http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61386486 One of the biggest issues I hear frugal real foodies struggling with is finding affordable real food without having to drive all over dodge. <BR> <BR> Over time, you find a routine as to what stores or markets work best for your budget, your time and your area. But I remember first starting out and wishing there was some totally awesome list that someone else had put together for me, just coming right out and telling what stores had the best deals on certain items. It would have been helpf... Sun, 3 May 2015 01:42:28 EST Don't Worry, Be Happy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61383754 “Don’t worry, be happy” week <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>41</em> <em>100</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>213</em> <em>224</em> <em>30</em> <em>334</em> <em>41</em> <BR> This next week – 3rd - 9th May – is ‘Don’t worry, Be Happy” <em>30</em> week in Chair Exercise Team. If you feel like it though – you are welcome to start today – and go through longer!! <BR> <BR> This is not a challenge – this applies to ALL threads, messages etc – the Chat... Sat, 2 May 2015 19:01:17 EST How Much Salt is in Your McDonald’s Meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61378380 Exactly how much sodium is in your favorite McDonald’s guilty pleasure? I’ve compiled a list of some common foods to give you a sense. Keep in mind that most experts recommend getting less than 2300 mg of sodium per DAY (not meal!). Anyone with high blood pressure or heart disease is usually advised to get less than 1500 mg daily. That’s nearly impossible while dining in or taking out Mickey D <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/1353754.ht<BR>ml </link> Sat, 2 May 2015 05:24:46 EST You Asked: What is Quinoa, and How Do I Eat It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61378289 Quinoa is turning up everywhere these days. This little grain, while still relatively unknown in North America, has been around since ancient Inca times, when warriors reportedly mixed quinoa with fat and rolled it into "war balls" that sustained them during lengthy battles. It comes from the Andean region of South America. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=you_asked_what_is_quinoa_and_how_do<BR>_i_eat_it&utm_source=sparkpeople&utm_m<BR>edium=email&utm_campaign=best-of-s... Sat, 2 May 2015 03:28:32 EST Honey and Cinnamon: Natural Medicine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61377871 In many cultures of the world, a mixture of honey and cinnamon has served as a traditional cure. Today's scientists acknowledge honey as a very efficient medicine in treating a large variety of illnesses. Honey has no side effects when treating diseases, which makes it a great alternative to try. Today science claims that honey, although sweet, if taken in medical dosage, is no problem for a diabetic patient. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15304&memberid=865417 </lin... Sat, 2 May 2015 00:30:11 EST "Healthy" Banana Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61368947 This amazing ice cream cookie sandwich has no dairy and no added sugar. It contains just two simple, healthy ingredients that combine to make a delicious frozen treat. <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2573802 </link> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l923217849.jpg"> Fri, 1 May 2015 04:57:20 EST May Chatter Box http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61368909 How was your April ??? Did you learn anything new..Please share your day with us, what did you learn, what will you apply to this day, how can we help to motivate and support each other on this journey <em>249</em> day at a time <BR> <BR> <em>254</em> <em>469</em> <em>474</em> <em>265</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 04:22:59 EST May magazine, and extra booklets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61359220 The May Chair Exercise Team Magazine is now ready for you <BR> <BR> How often do we emphasise the importance of strengthening our core muscles? But we tend to forget the muscles of the upper back, shoulder and neck. Think about your daily chores. Which muscles pull you up after you have bent over to pick something up? Which muscles push the trolley of groceries in the supermarket? Which muscles push and support you if you use a walker? What holds your head up? Did you know that the hum... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:38:55 EST How Well Do You Know These Famous Landmarks? Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61350515 How Well Do You Know These Famous Landmarks? <BR> <BR> From the great wall of China to the pyramids of Egypt, through the leaning tower of Pizza and the Eifel tower in France, the world if full of amazing monument, some manmade, some natural wonders but all are magical in their own way. Test your knowledge and see how well you know these 10 wonders, then challenge your friends and compare your result! <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15261&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:48:29 EST How to Make Boring Raw Vegetables Pop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61346591 I know that I shouldn’t call raw vegetables “boring”. That isn’t very nice. <BR> <BR> I do find them to be dull, though. <BR> <BR> The good news is that they are colorful and that makes them very appealing in the right context. For example, have you ever wondered why Doritos are orange (like a carrot)? <BR> <BR> A Dorito is far more interesting to me than a lone carrot. But, when I place a carrot with some celery, red peppers, and a cup of ranch dressing made of green pepper – I forget the... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:22:57 EST How to Make Creamy Vinaigrette without a Blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61346437 Learn how to make salads that taste yummy and are a bowl full of nutrients. <BR> <BR> Salads can be a sumptuous meal in itself or a delectable accompaniment to your meals. So here we bring you a collection of some of the most tempting, delicious and nutritious salad recipes that will surely add the spark to your meal. So let's toss it up! <BR> <BR> If you click "Show More" under the description of the video in YouTube there are some salad recipes wirth links you can follow. <BR> <BR> <li... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:52:23 EST A Quick At-Home Low-Impact Cardio Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61346387 If the weather isn’t cooperating, it’s dark outside, you can’t get a babysitter … whatever the reason, you can take your walk indoors. It’s so easy to get a fitness walk in anytime of the day or night—just learn my four “multi-muscle” moves, and you will be walking strong every day you are blessed to live. Here’s all you do: <BR> <link>blog.myfitnesspal.com/leslie-sansone<BR>s-4-step-indoor-walking-workout/?utm_s<BR>ource=mfp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaig<BR>n=weekly20150427&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWW... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:42:28 EST 10 Healthy Food Swaps That Aren’t Worth Your Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61346371 10 Healthy Food Swaps That Aren’t Worth Your Time <BR> <BR> Whether a self-proclaimed health junkie or kitchen newbie, you’re likely familiar with the ever-popular food substitution trend. Swap sour cream for Greek yogurt; use almond milk instead of full-fat dairy milk; try turkey bacon instead of beef! Sound familiar? <BR> <link>http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/10-heal<BR>thy-food-swaps-that-arent-worth-your-t<BR>ime/?utm_source=mfp&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_campaign=weekly20150427&mkt_tok=3Rk... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:39:40 EST 6 Unexpected Ways to Protect Your Eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61331429 We’re all familiar with these common-sense health teachings: Exercise and diet to lose weight. Wear sunscreen to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Stop smoking to prevent heart disease. <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/6-unexpect<BR>ed-ways-to-protect-your-eyes.html </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:43:21 EST Some Blessings For Your Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61331411 I hope this makes you feel good at least for a little while. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15232&memberid=863854 </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:28:10 EST 6 Unexpected Ways to Use Baking Soda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61331405 Budget-Friendly Beauty <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/pictures/unex<BR>pected-ways-to-use-baking-soda/?pos=1&<BR>xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20150426 </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:25:11 EST Exercise 5 ...15min-- 26th ----- 2nd May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17933x32265x61323518 <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>257</em> <em>362</em> <em>346</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get physical <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These exercises ARE NOT set in concrete but to give you an idea on what to do The video's are active, if you find any that are not, please let me know they are all chair exercises except for one, if you can stand, walk you can do that video. The time 5....15 is also not set in concr... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:52:57 EST Very funny video - I wish I had thought of this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61320190 This is one of those videos I wish I had thought of before they did - its soooooo funny and a really excellent lesson!!! <BR> <BR> These Seniors Just Taught Some Drivers a Valuable Lesson! <BR> <BR> Living in the fast-pace ultra modern societies doesn't always help your sense of patience, as these frustrated drivers quickly reveal, waiting for a few elderly people to cross the road, which they take their sweet time doing, and then... <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?emailid<... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:31:43 EST Product is past its expiration day? Use or Throw? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61312081 The product is past its expiration day? <BR> So what? <BR> We tend to throw out a great deal of food just beacause it's passed the last date of expiration. Should it really be this way, is the expiration date decides? As it turns out - not so much. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15197&memberid=865417 </link> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:13:09 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32265x61311703 Hello! I joined Spark People in March and am starting to explore more of the site. I was very pleased to see this team. I am having gastric bypass surgery on 5/14. One of the things doctors tell you is to start to exercise so that you can lose weight, and that's an issue for me because of my excess weight and having cerebral palsy. I can't stand/walk for more than 5 minutes, so chair exercises are my only option. I think I've only dipped my toe in the pool of resources that exist for th... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:52:38 EST Put Together a Puzzle of Ireland! - Jigsaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11058x32265x61293205 Put Together a Puzzle of Ireland! <BR> <BR> Welcome to Jigidi puzzles - a collection of fun puzzles in various difficulty levels and themes. This puzzle has 117 pieces and is of Ireland. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=15177&memberid=865417 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:26:11 EST 5 Foods You Should Eat More Of After 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32265x61293154 5 Foods You Should Eat More Of After 50 <BR> When discussing the topic of healthy eating after 50, calcium often comes up. Yes! We should be eating more calcium-rich foods. Calcium has already been talked about many times – maybe too many times! So, other than calcium, what nutrients and foods should we eat more of after 50 years of age? <BR> <link>www.healthcastle.com/5-foods-you-sho<BR>uld-eat-more-after-50 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:14:53 EST 20 Treatments for Lowering Fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11094x32265x61288040 A fever is when the body's temperature rises beyond what is healthy. This can be caused by infection or disease of certain types. Although there are times when it's best to let the body deal with it, a fever is an uncomfortable thing to say the least. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/view.aspx?emailid=<BR>15118&source=relationship_es </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 04:03:06 EST