SparkPeople SparkPeople's Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32580 Get ready for swimsuit season with SparkPeople's Official Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp, a 7-day fitness program that takes the guesswork out of your workouts! You will need a resistance band (tube) to follow the Bootcamp workouts. Join at any time! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=32580 Hey Ya'll http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x56485784 Not new to spark but new to this team. I am really motivated this time and I am excited to do this 4 week challenge. I am a wife and mother of 2 and I have 40 lbs to lose. I have not lost the weight from my first child who is 8 years old. I am tired of carrying around all this extra weight. <BR> <BR> This past year was extremely rough for me and I am ready to be healthy. I found out I had thyroid cancer after having my thyroid removed. Then I went through the radiation and I am now 6 months ... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:21:09 EST Hello I am new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x55436997 Hello! <BR> I am new to SP! <BR> I happened to come upon this website when I was surfing the web this AM in desperation! <BR> I have been dieting for ever and just seem to be gaining weight! My goal weight is 129 and I am a very fat 153 and scared! I have no clothes that fit and I don't want to leave the house because of that! <BR> I think I will try the LCHF diet next! Does anyone have any suggestions? Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:28:45 EST Team Challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x52569419 Well spring is here and it is almost time for swim suites. I would like to make a team challange to everyone. There will be a sprak goodie given to the won wo does the best. I challange the team to walk 1 mile a day for the next 30day, Sun, 17 Mar 2013 08:04:19 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x52569285 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes5 week in a row. A job well done. <em>243</em> <BR> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:48:47 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x52259241 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes this week in a row. A job well done <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:53:45 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x52158335 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes5 weeks in a row. A job well done <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:57:06 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x51379016 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes4weeks in a row. A job well done <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 08:04:58 EST one more time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x51303950 Hi, I'm Trina. I've been here before and am back again. Hoping to make some positive changes that stick and reach my health and fitness goals. Stories on here have inspired me to come back.. Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:52:05 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x51303657 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes 3 weeks in a row. A job well done <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:22:47 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x51226313 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes 2 weeks in a row A job well done <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:42:14 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x51141677 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutesThis week. A job well done <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:00:28 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50955673 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes 4 weeks in a row. A job well done Sun, 25 Nov 2012 07:22:50 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x50916075 I am so ready to get this started. Sick of making excuses and procrastinating. I would love to fit into that new swimsuit one day soon. Let's do it! Wed, 21 Nov 2012 11:23:39 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50872735 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes 3 weeks in a row. A job well done Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:10:09 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50779299 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having ther most fitness minutes this week. A Job well done <BR> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 08:13:28 EST Congrats to WOODMAN169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50681561 Congrats to WOODMAN169 for having the most fitness minutes thisweek. A outstanding job <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 07:39:36 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50582485 Lets say congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL <BR> for having the most fitness minutes the week. A job well done and not easy to do <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 08:08:09 EST Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50279652 Cograts to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes this week Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:49:40 EST Congart to GERMANIRISHGIRL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50169653 Lets say congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fintness minutes this week a job well done <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:03:43 EST Congrat to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x50064610 Congrats to GERMANIRISGIRL for having the most fnteness minutes this week. A job well done Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:12:23 EST 205 and counting backward!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x49618942 I'm so excited to start this journey. I need help daily to keep my motivated. I have to do this. I HATE the way I look and it's up to me to make a change. I keep starting but fall short everytime and then gain a few more pounds shortly after. I have to lose weight, I want to live a health life. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:04:38 EST Congrats to WOODMAN169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x49523594 Congrats to WOODMAN169 for have in the most fintess minutes for a third week in a row. A job awsomely done Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:35:07 EST Congrats to Woodman169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x49314558 Congrats to Woodman169 for havinng the most fitness minutes this week. A job well done Sun, 5 Aug 2012 08:05:27 EST Congrats to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x49205220 Congrats to GERMANIRISHGIRL for having the most fitness minutes this week. A job well done Sun, 29 Jul 2012 07:57:42 EST Congrats to Woodman169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x48989430 For having the most fitness minutes tis week. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:58:28 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x48635829 Your only limits are self-imposed <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 06:20:07 EST Need to get back to my fighting weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x47853309 My fighting weight is 103, after many surgeries I found myself at 154! I'm at 133 now & am very dedicated to getting there again. When my activity level dropped, my weight soared! I can do it! Tue, 1 May 2012 08:03:32 EST Low-Fat Eggplant Parmesan recipe – 154 calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x47701267 Ingredients: <BR> 1 lb eggplant, peeled and sliced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> 1/2 teaspoon salt <BR> 8 ounces tomato sauce <BR> 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning <BR> 2 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1/2 teaspoon vegetable bouillon granule <BR> 1/2 teaspoon oregano <BR> 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated <BR> 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded <BR> olive oil flavored cooking spray <BR> Preparation: <BR> 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. <BR> 2. Peel and slice the eggplant into 1/2-... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 09:20:54 EST Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x46741674 Stay postive to succeed. Do not let others bring you down Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:30:00 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x45843766 Hi :) My name is Tyffani. I would love to be a part of this team. I'm always looking for new ways to challenge myself seeing as I get board quickly with workouts. I need something new daily so that I don't get board and I need the help of a team to keep me motivated. I love learning new ways to get fit and stay fit. I more than anything want to be able to wear a swimsuit and not have to cover it up with a t-shirt because of being out of shape. I want to get back in shape and stay there and wo... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 15:56:04 EST HAPPY HOLDIDAYS TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x45642636 I just wanted to take moment to wish everyone a Merry and Blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year. May this Christmas bring you many blessing and my your New Year be better than 2011. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 08:45:44 EST QUOTE OF THE WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x45558235 The power of one - one thought, one action, one solution <BR> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 08:45:50 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x45464913 Dare to soar - how successful you are is determined by <BR> your attitude <BR> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 08:24:21 EST Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x45400489 Have the courage to act on your dreams - leave behind you <BR> the internal forces that hold you back. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:42:50 EST TIS THE SEASON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x45284040 Well it is that time a year again and people seem to forget the true meaning os Christams. AS Christmas fast appoarches and we get bust trying to get all oour holiday shopping done please take a moment to remember what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 06:26:20 EST HERE IS MY FAMOUS CHEESY TURKEY MEATBALLS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44314788 450 CALORIES <BR> NEEDED <BR> ½ POUND LEAN GROUND TURKEY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON DICED ONION <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 EGG BEATENED <BR> ½ TEASPOON WHOLE WHEAT BREAD CRUMBS <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS NON-FAT MILK <BR> 1 TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> ½ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> MOZZERELLA CHEESE IN ½ INCH CUBES <BR> 2 MINCED GARLIC CLOVES <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS CHOPPED ZUCCHINI COOKED FOR 5 MINUTES <BR> 1/3 CUP COOKED WHOLE-WHEAT ORZO <BR> ½ CUP TOMATOE SAUCE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX THE GROU... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:06:00 EST A GREAT LUNCH SALMON WITH ASIAN SLAW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44261857 400 CALORIES <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 4 OUNCE SALMON FILLET <BR> ASAIN MARINADE SUCH AS SOY VAY <BR> 1 TABLESPOON SESAME OIL <BR> ½ CUP RICE WINE VINAGER <BR> 2 TEAPOONS SUGAR <BR> 1 TEASPPON SALT <BR> 3 CUPS CHOPPED CABBAGE <BR> 1 TEASPOON TOASTED SESAME SEEDS <BR> 1 TABLESPOON TOASTED ALMONDS <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MARINATE THE SALMON IN THE ASIAN MARINADE FOR 15 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM MARNINADE. BAKE 20 TO 25 MINUTES AT 350 DEGREES <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE SESAME SEED OIL RICE WIN... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:59:15 EST HERE IS MY THAI TUNA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44196742 NEEDED <BR> ½ TABLESPOON SOY SAUCE <BR> ½ TEASPOON CUMIN <BR> ½ TEASPOON BROWN SUGAR <BR> ½ TEASPOON ASIAN DARK SESAME OIL <BR> PINCH OF CAYENNE PEPPER <BR> 6 OUNCE TUNA STEAK <BR> WAX PAPER <BR> 1 SCALLION SLICED <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. MIX THE SOY SAUCE, CUMIN, BROWN SUGAR, SESAME OIL AND PINCH OF CAYENNE PEPPER IN A GLASS PIE PLATE. <BR> 2. ADD TUNA STEAK AND TURN TO COAT. LET STAND 5 MINUTES. <BR> 3. COVER PIE PLATE WITH WAX PAPER AND MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR 1 ½ MINUTES. SPRI... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:52:29 EST Leaving for a bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44145466 I am proud to say that I have a streak of over 800 days for this bootcamp, but sadly I am stopping for a bit. I'm 14 weeks along and it's getting too hard to do this and the other bootcamp I do so I've chosen to give this one up for now, but am hoping to be back next spring after delivery/recovery. This really is a great toning program. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:02:54 EST THE SALAD I LOVE HOT SPINACH SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44142874 NEEDED <BR> 1 CHOPPED SHALLOT <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS VINAGER <BR> 2 CUPS BABY SPINACH <BR> 1 HARD BOILED EGG CHOPPED <BR> 1 STRIP TURKERY BACON COOKED CRISP AND CRUMBLED <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. COOK CHPPED SHALLOT WITH THE OIL IN A SKILLET OVER MEDUIM HEAT FOR 2 MINUTES. <BR> 2. ADD VINEGAR COOK FOR 1 MINUTE. <BR> 3. TOSS SHALLOT MIXTURE IN LARGE BOWL WITH BABY SPINACH, AND EGG. TOP WITH BACON. <BR> SEVERS ONE WITH 450 CALORIES <BR> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 09:05:03 EST WORKOUT GET A TIGHT AND TONED WAIST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44129138 SIDE PLANK RAISE <BR> TO 2 TO 3 SETS OF 12-15 REPITIONS <BR> 1. TARTGET MUSCLES INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OBLIQUES <BR> SET UP—LIE ON YOUR SIDE WITH YOUR FEET STACKED. PROP YOUR UPPER BODY ON THE ARM CLOSEST TO THE GROUND, POSTIONING YOUR FOREARM PERPENDICULAR TO YOUR BODY AND YOUR UPPER ARM DIRECTLY BELOW YOUR SHOULDER. PLACE YOUR OTHER HAND LIGHLY ON YOUR WAIST. <BR> 2. ACTION---EXHALE AS YOU CONTRACT YOUR ABDOMINALS TO RIASE YOUR CORE AWAY FROM THE GROUND, FORMING A STRIAGHT LINE FROM THE TOP... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:04:54 EST HERE IS MY ZUCCHINI AND MOZZAREALLA FLATBREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44077740 Makes 1 serving with 400 calories <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> ½ CUP SCLICED ZUCCHINI <BR> 1 WHOLE WHEAT FLAT BREAD <BR> 1 OUNCE SHREDDED MOZZERALLA CHEESE <BR> ½ CUP DICED TOMATO <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS PESTO <BR> RED PEPPER FLAKES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIST A PAN WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY; SAUTE’ THE ZUCCHINI 3 TO 4 MINUTYES. <BR> TOAST THE FLATBREAD. TOP WITH THE MOZZARELLA, ZUCCHINI, TOMATO, AND PESTO. SEASON TO TASTE WITH PEPPER FLAKES. BROIL ON LOW UNTIL CHEESE IS ... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:57:40 EST HERE IS MY OVER MEXICAN CHICKEN- EGATABLE SOUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44021594 PREP 15 MINUTES <BR> COOK 25 MINUTES <BR> SREVES 4 1 ¾ CUPS <BR> CALORIES 280 TOTAL FAT 8 GRAMS <BR> <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> I TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 1 MEDUIM SWEET ONION, CHOPPED <BR> ¾ POUNDS GROUND SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST (CAN GRIND IN A BLENDER) <BR> 11/2 TEASPOONS GROUND CUMIN <BR> 1 32 OUNCE CARTON LOW-SODUIM CHICKEN BROTH <BR> 1 10 ONCE CAN LOW-SODIUM DICED TOMATOES AND GREEN CHILES SUCH AS ROTEL <BR> 1 ¾ POUND SWEET POTATO, PEELED AND CUT INTO ½ INCH CUBES <BR> 1 LARGE PARSNIP, PE... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 09:30:39 EST A GREAT STAIRMASTER WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x44006002 THREE WAYS TO HIT THE STAIRS <BR> AT HOME—WALK IN PLACE WHILE YOU ARE WATCHING YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW. DURING THE COMERCIAL BREAKS WALK UP AND DOWN AT A SET OF STAIRS IF HAVE THEM, YOU CAN USE THE STAIRS ON YOUR PORCH OR IF YOU LIVE IN A APARTMENT BUILDING USE THE STAIRS THERE. <BR> AT THE GYM—HOP FROM THE STAIR CLIMBER TO THE TREADMILL IN 5 MINUTE INTERVALS ON EACH, WORKING UP TO A TOTAL OF 25 MINUTES. TIP—IF YOU ONLY HAVE 15 MINUTES TO WORK OUT, HIT THE STAIR CLIMBER. IT’S THE CARDIO MACHINE... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 08:49:14 EST HERE IS MY SPINACH AND GRAPEFRUIT SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43956020 MAKES 4 1 ¼ CUPS SERVING <BR> CALORES 250 <BR> 1. BRING JIUCE OF ONE LARGE LEMON, 2 TABLESPONN DIJON MUSTARD, 2 TABLESPOONS HONEY, 1 MINCED SHALLOT, AND 1/8 TEASPOON DRIED TARRAGON TO BOIL IN A SKILLET. REDUCE AND SIMMER FOR 1 MINUTE. <BR> 2. TOSS SHALLOT MIXTURE IN A LARGE BOWL WITH 6 CUPS BABY SPINACH, 1 LARGE PEELED AND SECTIONED GRAPEFRUIT, AND ¼ CUP TOASTED SLICED ALMONDS, <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:55:35 EST I liked wearing swimsuit at the beach. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x43929980 Hello guys, Nice to met you here, I am new in this forum. I am Filipino married to a Canadian currently living here in the Philippines. It is my first time to wrote forum here. I likes wearing swimsuit at the beach. Every time my friends invited me at the beach resorts party I am so happy and excited to wear my swim suit attire. I am proud to show my body wearing swimsuit. I love swimming too much. I am very good on that. I ... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 08:35:56 EST MY FAMUOS MELON FRAPPE’ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43895430 PUREE 1 CUP CUBED CANTALOUPE AND 1 TEASPOON CRYSTALLIZED GINGER IN A BLENDER. ADD 2/3 CUP FAT-FREE MILK, ¼ C PLAIN FAT-FREE YOGURT, 2 ICE CUBES, AND ½ TABLESPOON HONEY AND PUREE MAKES 2 CUPS ONE SERVING IS ONE CUP <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:23:20 EST SHAPE UP LIKE A CELEB A GREAT WORKOUT PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43880605 YOUR WORKOUT PLAN <BR> 1.DO FOUR TIMES AWEEK, EVERY OTHER DAY FOR 4 WEEKS <BR> 2.DO THE WORKOUT FOR 20 MINUTES <BR> 3. DO EACH EXERCISE IN 2 SETS WITH 12 REPS PER SETS <BR> 4.ADD 30 MINUTES OR CARDIO YOUR CHOICE 3 TO 4 TIMES A WEEK <BR> YOUR EXERCISES <BR> 1.CURTSY LUNGE---STAND WITH FEET HIP-WIDTH, HANDS ON HIPS.TAKE A BIG STEP DIAGONALLY BACK WITH LEFT FOOT, CROSSING IT SLIGHLY BEHIND RIGHT. BEND KNEES REACH LEFT HAND TOWARD FLOOR ON THE OUT SIDE OF RIGHT FOOT. RETURN TO STARTTING POSTION D... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 08:31:35 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER MODERN TUNA PASTA CASSEROLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43826988 NEEDED <BR> 4 OUNCES DRIED WHOLE WHEAT ROTINU (ABOUT 1 ½ CUPS) <BR> 1 16 OUNCE BAG FROZEN MIXED VEGABLES SUCH AS A CARROT BROCCOLI AND CALIFLOWER BLEND, THAWED <BR> 2 5.5 OUNCE CANS LOW-SODUIM CHUNK LIGHT TUNA, PACK INTO WATER, FLAKED <BR> 1 10.75 OUNCE LOW-FAT CONDENSED CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP (LOWEST SODUIM AVAILABLE) <BR> ½ CUP CHOPPED BOTTLES ROASTED RED BELL PEPPERS, RINSED BEFORE CHOPPING <BR> ½ CUP FAT-FREE HALF AND HALF <BR> 1 TEASPOON ALL-PURPOSE SEASONING BLEND <BR> ¾ CUP LIGHTLY CRUS... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:41:18 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER STUFFED CHICKEN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43772263 MAKES ONE SERVING CONTAINING 500 CALORIES <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 4 OUNCE CHICKEN BREAST <BR> 1 OUNCE GOAT CHEESE <BR> 1 TEASPOON PESTO <BR> 1 SLICED SUN DRIED TOMATO PACKED IN OIL <BR> 1 ARTICHOKE HEART THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TEASPPONS OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 CUPS GARDEN SALAD <BR> 1/3 CUP CHICK PEAS RINSED AND WELL DRAINED <BR> 2 TABLESPPOONS BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE <BR> BAKING SHEET <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. BUTTERFLY THE CHICKEN BREAST <BR> 2. STUFF IT WITH THE GOAT CHEESE, PESTO, SUN DRIED TOMA... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 08:43:36 EST WORKOUT ROCK AND ROLL MASSGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43757260 FOAM ROLLER THEY ARE SOLD IN THE SUMMER AT DOLLAR STORES. THE ARE USED IN A POOL. <BR> HOW TO DO <BR> ALWAYS—USE THE ROLLER WHEN YOUR MUSCLES ARE WARM,SUACH AS AFTER A WORKOUT. <BR> POSITION---THE ROLLER UNDER THE SOFT TISSUE ARE WANT TO RELEASE OR LOSSEN. <BR> GENTLY—ROLL YOUR BODY PART BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE ROLLER WHILE TARGETING THE AFFECTED MUSCLE;M ALWAYS AVOID ROLLING DIRECTLY OVER BONES OR JOINT. <BR> CONTROL—THE PRESSURE BY APPLYING MORE OR LESS BODY WEIGHT ON THE FOAM ROLLER, USE... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:13:04 EST HERE IS MY 300 CALORIE ROASTED APRICOTS OVER GREEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43704131 PREAHEAT OVEN TO 450. HALVE 2 TO 3 RIPE APRICOTS; PLACE IN A GLASS BAKING DISH COVER WITH FOIL AND ROAST 20 MINUTES. (APRICOTS CAN BE ROASTED THE NIGHT BEFORE) MIX 1 CUP NONFAT GREEK YORGURT WITH 2 TABLESPOONS SILVERED ALMONDS AND A DRIZZLE OF HONEY. TOP WITH APRICOTS <BR> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:14:44 EST HERE IS MY EASY SICILLIAN CITRUS SALSA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43649718 MAKES 4 CUPS <BR> CALORIES 50 <BR> NEED <BR> 3 ORANGES PEELED AND DICED <BR> 1 ½ CUP FINELY CHOPPES FENNEL <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS CHOPPED GREEN OLIVES <BR> 1 TABLESPOON EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL <BR> ¼ TEASPOON SALT <BR> ¼ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A BOWL MIX ALL INGRIENIENTS TOGTHER. <BR> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:22:36 EST THREE ROWS, ZERO MACHINES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43634517 ONE ARE DUMBBELLL ROW – DO 2 SETS OF 12 IN EACH ARM MAY DO IT SITTING DOWN <BR> SEATED RESITANCE BAND ROW—USE A RESINTANT BAND AND ON EACH ARM FOR 2 MINUTES ACT LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A BOAT. <BR> BENT OVER BARBELL ROW.—TAKE A FREE WIEGHT SET AND TAKE ALL THE WEIGHTS OF. TAKE THE BARBELL AND ROW WITH BOTH ARMS FOR 2 MINUTES ACTING LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A BOAT BUT NEVER TAKE THE BARBELL OVER YOU HEAD. THIS EXERCISE IS DONE CLOSE TO THE BODY AND THE BARBELL ROWS OVER YOUR ARMS. <BR> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 08:19:52 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER CLASSIC SWEET AND SOUR PORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43530164 PREP 20 MINUTES <BR> STIR FRY 10 MINUTES <BR> SERVES 4 <BR> CALORIES 290 PER SERVING <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1/3 CUP LOW-SUGAR APRICOT PRESERVES <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS KETCHUP <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS APPLE-CIDER VINEGAR <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS WATER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CORNSTARCH <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> ¾ POUND BONELESS CENTER CUT PORK LOIN CUT INTO THIN STRIPS <BR> 2 CLOVES GARLIC MINCED <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> 2 BELL PEPPERS SLICED <BR> 2 CUPS FRESH BROCCOLI FLORETS <BR> 1 CUP FRESH SNOW PEAS T... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:07:09 EST HERE IS A SUMMER THREE WEEK TRAINING PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x43515120 WEEK ONE <BR> MONDAY—REST, SWIM OR BIKE FOR 15 MINUTES <BR> <BR> TUESDAY—RUN OR WALK YOUR FASTEST FOR 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- SWIM 30 MINUTES OR WALK FOR 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- BIKE AND RUN OR WALK YOUR FASTEST FOR 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY—REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY—SWIM 15 MINUTES, RUN OR WALK YOUR FASTEST FOR 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> SUNDAY--- BIKE 60 MINUTES <BR> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 08:26:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x43509362 Hello, <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople, but not new to the challenges of weight loss. I joined sparkpeople hoping to find motivation and encouragement on my journey. I will be staring college again next fall and do not want to be the fat girl this time. Wish me luck ! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:59:05 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER BITE SIZE BROWNIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43464161 PREP TIME 20 MINUTES <BR> BAKE 25 MINUTES <BR> MAKES 24 BROWNEIS <BR> CALORIES PER SERVING 120 <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 6 OUNCES SEMISWEET OR DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS (70 PERCENT CACAO) <BR> 1/3 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER <BR> 2 LARGE EGGS <BR> ½ CUP SUGAR <BR> ½ CUP ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR <BR> ½ TEASPOON BAKING POWDER <BR> PINCH OF SALT <BR> 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT <BR> 1 CUP CHOPPED WALNUTS <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> <BR> 1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 F. SPRAY AN 8 INCH SQUARE PAN WITH COOKING SPRAY. <BR> 2. M... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:21:46 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER PEANUT BUTTER OAT BITES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43410858 PREP 30 MINUTES, SERVES 24 <BR> CALORIES 125 FAT 7 GRAMS FIBER 2 GRAMS <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON UNSALTED BUTTER <BR> 2/3 CUP CREAMY NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER <BR> ¼ CUP CINFECTIONERS SUGAR <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS HONEY <BR> 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT <BR> 1 ½ CUPS RICE KRISPIES CEREAL <BR> 1 CUP QUICK OATS <BR> ¼ CUP RAISINS <BR> ¼ CUP MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS <BR> ¼ CUP FINELY CHOPPED LIGHTLY SALTED DRY-ROASTES PEANUTS <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. MELT BUTTER IN A MEDUIM SAUCEPAN OVER MEDUIM HEAT. REMOV... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 08:54:29 EST HERE IS A GREAT WORKOUT VIDEO FOR ALL DO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43395872 THIS IS NOT EASY.I GAVE IT A TRY IN A CLASS <BR> http://youtu.be/JGDdZ2yDR-k Sat, 6 Aug 2011 08:24:54 EST HERE IS MY MAPLE DIJON SALMON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43344168 MAKES ONE SERVING CONTAINING 500 CALORIES <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 4 OUNCE SALMON FILLET <BR> 1 TEASPOON MAPLE SRYUP <BR> 1 TEASPOON DIJON MUSTARD <BR> 1 TEASPOON CANOLA OIL <BR> 2/3 CUP COOKED BROWN RICED <BR> ½ TABLESPOON DRIED CHERRIES <BR> ½ TABLESPOON CRUSHED PISTACHIOS <BR> 1 TEASPOON CHOPPED PARSELY <BR> 1/8 CUP ORANGE JUICE <BR> 1 CUP STEAMED BROCCOLI <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. TOP THE SALMON WITH THE MAPLE SYRUP MIXED WITH THE DIJON MUSTARD/ BAKE AT 400 FOR 8 TO 10 MNUTES. <BR> 2. ... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:46:35 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER GINGER SHRIMP STIR FRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43161057 <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 TEASPOON MINCED GARLIC <BR> 1 TEASPOON GINGER <BR> 2 TEASPOONS SESAME OIL <BR> ¼ POUND SHRIMP SHELLED CLEANED AND DEVEINED <BR> ¼ CUP SLICED MUSHROOMS <BR> ½ CUP PEELED AND CHOPPED CARROTS <BR> ¼ CUP RED PEPPER SLICED <BR> ½ CUP BOK CHOY CHOPPED <BR> ¼ CUP HOISIN SAUCE <BR> ¾ CUP COOKED BROWN RICE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> SAUTE THE MINCED GRALIC AND GINGER IN THE SESAME SEED OIL. ADD THE SHRIMP AND SAUTE’ 1 MINUTE PER SIDE AND REMOVE FROM PAN. ADD THE MUSHROOMS, CHOPPED CARRO... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 09:18:59 EST HERE IS ANOTHER GREAT AB WORKIOUT LINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43145468 http://youtu.be/0BjWLaGqEAg Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:27:22 EST MY MADE OVER SMOKEY BARBECUE BEANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43090577 <BR> PREP TIME 15 MINUTES, SLOW COOK 2 HOURS SERVES 12 <BR> <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 15 OUNCE CANS LOW SODUIM PINTO BEANS RINSED AND DRAINED <BR> 1 15 OUNCE CANS LOW SODUIM BLACK BEANS RINSED AND DRAINED <BR> 2 LARGE YELLOW ONION CHOPPED <BR> ½ CUP KETCHUP <BR> ¼ CUP BROWN SUGAR <BR> ¼ CUP WATER <BR> 3 SLICES CRISP COOKED SMOKED TURKEY BACON CRUMBLED <BR> 1 TABLESPOON PAPRIKA <BR> ½ TEASPOON SEA SALT <BR> PINH OF CAYENNE <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> COMBINE PINTO BEANS, BLACK BEANS, ONION... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 08:20:56 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER WARM JICAMA-ORANGE SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43032314 MAKES 4 1 CUP SERVIN <BR> CALORIES 300 <BR> 1. COOK 1 SMALL THINLY SLICED RED ONION, ½ CUP ORANGE JUICE, 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL, 1 TABLESPOON RICE-WINE VINGER, AND 1/8 TAESPOON PEPPER IN A SKILLET FOR 3 MINUTES. <BR> 2. TOSS ONION MUXTURE IN LARGE BOWL WITH 1 MEDUIM PEELED JICAMA THAT IS CUT IN STRIPS, AND 2 CUPS ORANGE SECTIONS. <BR> 3. TOP WITH ½ SMALL DICED AVOVADO AND 1 TABLESPOON COPPED CILANTRO Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:21:04 EST HERE IS A GREAT AB VIDEO WORKOUT TO TRY LINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x43015927 http://youtu.be/O9Q0t-ZiMy0 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 08:26:10 EST HERE IS MY SMOKED TURKEY SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42902999 NEEDED <BR> ¼ CUP SILVERED ALMONDS <BR> 1 10 OUNCE BOX PLAIN COUSCOUS <BR> ¾ POUND SMOKED TURKEY DICED <BR> 1 ½ CUPS CHERRY TOMATOES HALVED OR QUARTERED <BR> ½ CUP PITTED KALAMATA OLIVES, SLICED <BR> ½ CUP BOTTLED OR HOMEMADE GREEK SALAD DRESSING <BR> ¼ CUP CHOPPED ITALIAN FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. IN A MEDIUM SKILLET, TOAST ALMONDS OVER MEDIUM HEAT, STIRRING FREQUENTLY, UNTIL LIGHLY BROWNED, 4 TO 5 MINUTES. REMOVE FROM HEAT <BR> 2. IN A MEDUIM SUACEPAN, COOK COUSCOUS A... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:11:39 EST GET LEANER WITH EVEY LAP PART 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x42885947 BACK STYLE STROKE <BR> <BR> 1. BAN NECK BEND--IN BACK STORKE, YOU ROTATE FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS YOU STROKE. TO BREATH EVERY THREE STROKES AND MAINTAIN SPEED, KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY IN LINE AS YOU WORK YOUR HIPS AND CORE TO BREATHE TAKE A BREATH THRIOGH YOUR MOUTH EVERY THREE BAK STORKES. WHEN YOUR NOT BREATTHING, HOLD YOUR HEAD FACING UP <BR> 2. ARC YOUR ARMS-- WITHEACH STROKE, YOUR ARM SHOULD ENTER THE WATER SLIGHTLY CURVED, . YOU REACH OUT, BUT DON’T EXTEND A STRIGHT ARM, THAT PREVENTS FRO... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 08:18:28 EST HERE IS MY CURRIED LENTIL SOUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42828433 SAUTE’ 2 CUP EACH DICED CELERY, CARROTS, AND ONION IN 4 TEASPPONS OLIVE OIL FOR 5 MINUTES. ADD 4 TEASPOONS CURRY POWDER AND A PINCH OF CUMIN. COOK 4 MINUTES. ADD 1 CUP DRIED RED LENTILS, 4 CUPS LOW-SODUIM VEGTABLE BROTH ABD 2 CUPS CANNED CRUSHED TOMATOES WITH JUICE. SIMMER 15 MINUTES, PARTIALLY COVERED, UNTIL LENTILS ARE SOFT. SEASON WITH SALT AND BLACK PEPPER. SOUPS MAKES 4 SERVINGS. SERVE WITH 1 WHOLE-GRAIN ROLL AND SMALL GREEN SALAD DRIZZLED WITH 1 TABLESPOON VINAIGRETTE. <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 08:36:54 EST HERE IS MY PEACH SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42776942 HEAT A GRILL. SPRAY 1 HALVED PEACH WITH COOKING SPRAY. GRILL 2-3 MINUTES PER SIDE. COOL AND SLICE. TOSS WITH 1 ½ CUP BABY ARUGULA, ¼ CUP LOW-FAT GOAT CHEESE. 1 TABLESPOON SLICED ALMONDS, ½ TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL AND 1 TEASPOON VINEGAR Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:43:56 EST HERE IS ANOTHER WORKOUT TO TRY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42760252 ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GET A DR APPORVAL BEFORE STARTING ANY EXCERICE PROGRAM <BR> THREE ROWS NO MACHINE <BR> 1. ONE-ARE DUMBBELL ROW DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 24 REPS <BR> 2. SEATED RESTINTANT BAND ROW ( SIT ON FLOOR WITH A RESTITANT BAND AND ACT LIKE YOU ARE ROWING A ROW BOAT) DO FOR 2 MINUTES <BR> 3. BENT-OVER BARBELL ROW DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES DO 24 REPS. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 08:22:44 EST HERE IS MY SOUTHWEST CHICKEN AND ORZO SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42704936 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED WHOLE WHEAT ORZO <BR> 3 OUNCES GRILLED CHICKEN DICED <BR> ½ CUP HALVED CHERRY TOMATOES <BR> ¼ CUP CUVUMBER DICED <BR> ¼ CUP RED BELL PEPPER DICED <BR> 2 RADISHES THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS BLACK BEANS DRAINED AND RINSED <BR> 2 TABLESPOON CORN DRAINED <BR> 1 TEASPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TEASPOONS RED WINE VINEGAR <BR> JUICE OF ONE LIME <BR> PINCH OF CUMIN <BR> PINCH OF CHILI POWDER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH CILANTRO (OPTIONAL) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> THE SALD ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:33:17 EST HERE IS MY MADE OVER CHEESY EGG WRAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42645123 <BR> SPARY SMALL NON-STICK SKILLET WITH NON STICK COOKIING SPRAY, SET OVER MEDIUM HEAT. ADD ¼ CUP EGG SUBSTITUE AND 1 TABLESPPON HERB GOAT CHEESE. COOK EGGS UNTIL SCRAMBLED, 3 MINUTES. SPOON INTO 1 SIX INCH FAT-FREEE TORTILLA SPRINKLE WITH 2 TABLESPOON PIMEINTO. ROLL MAKES ONE WRAP <BR> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:24:50 EST HERE IS A GREAT WORK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42628763 15 MINUTE FITNESS FLASH <BR> THIS 15 MINUTE WORKOUT WILL KICK YOUR BUTT <BR> 1. DUMBBELL SQUATS DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 15 REPS <BR> 2. JUMPING JACKS 30 SECONDS <BR> 3. PUSH-UPS 12 TO 15 REPS NOT ON KNEES <BR> 4. SKATERS SQUATS DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 30 SECONDS <BR> 5. DUMBLELL LUNGES DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 15 REPS EACH LEG <BR> 6. JOGGING IN PLACE AS FAST AS YOU CAN FOR 30 SECONDS <BR> 7. BICEP CURLS DEMO ON SPRAKPEOPLE EXERCIES 12 TO 15 REPS. <BR> 8. FRONT KICKS, KICK ... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 08:26:44 EST HERE IS MY CHUNKY GREEK SALAD WITH CHICKPEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42571676 <BR> NEEDED <BR> ½ CUPS CUCUMBER <BR> ½ CUP CHOPPED TOMATOS <BR> ½ CUP RED AND GREEN PEPPERS <BR> ½ CUP CHICKPEAS RINSED AND DRAINED WELL. <BR> 5 KALAMATRA OLIVES PITED AND SLICED <BR> ¼ RED ONION THINLY SLICED <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS RED WINE VINAGER <BR> ½ TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS CRUMBLED REDUCED FAT FETA CHEESE <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> MIX TOGETHER THE CUCUMBER, CHOPPED TOMATO, AND THE RED AND GREEN PEPPERS.. ADD THE CHICKPEAS, OLIVES, RED ONION. TOSS WITH THE RED WINE VINEGAR AND... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 08:46:26 EST Is there a trophy at the end? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x42570092 If so, where do we check off when we're done each week? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 07:11:31 EST HERE IS MY WHOLE-GRAIN BANANA MUFFINS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42511902 <BR> PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGRESS. MIX TOGETHER ½ CUP WHOLE WHEAT FLOURS, 1 CUP OATS, ¼ TEASPOON SALT, 1 ½ TEASPOONS CINNAMON, ½ TEASPOON BAKING SODA, AND 1 ½ BANANAS MASHED. MIX TOGETHER ½ CUP PLAIN NON-FAT YOGURT, 1 EGG, ¼ CUP HONEY, 2 TABLESPOONS CONOLA OIL AND 1 TEASPOON VANILLA; ADD TO BANANA MIXTURE AND STIR UNTIL ALL INGREDIENTS ARE COMBINED. PLACE IN 6 GREASED MUFFIN TINS AND BAKE 12 MINUTES. SERVE WITH A GLASS OF SKIM MILK. <BR> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 09:10:43 EST GET LEANER WITH EVEY LAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x42497245 SWIMMING WORKOUTS <BR> THIS HOW I SMAM MY WAY SLIM <BR> FREE STYLE STROKE <BR> <BR> 1. BAN NECK BEND--N FREESTYLE, YOU ROTATE FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS YOU STROKE. TO BREATH EVERY THREE STROKES AND MAINTAIN SPEED, KEEP YOUR HEAD AND BODY IN LINE AS ROLL INSTEAD OF TURNING YOUR NECK. WHEN YOUR NOT BREATTHING, HOLD YOUR HEAD FACING DOWN. IF YOU ARE JUST BEGINNING AND HAVE A HARD TIME BREATHING FOR THE LENGTH OF A POOL USE A SNORKLE TO BREATH AND KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THA WATER ALL THE TIME AND YOUR BOD... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 09:30:29 EST Where to Start the Weight Loss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x42378136 Hello. My name is Judy. I joined Sparks yesterday. I need to loose 50 pounds; right now I am considered to be obese. I don't know where to start and thought someone would be able to direct me. <BR> <BR> Also, I am from Spokane, WA. I would like to meet up with someone to join me at the gym, formerly Global, to make our journey fun and to hold each other accountable. <BR> <BR> Thank you and have a great day. <em>334</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 09:12:43 EST HERE IS YOU LAST WEEK OF WALKING WORK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x42363190 MONDAY-- REST <BR> <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- SLOW WALK FOR 40 TO 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 30 SECOND SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 30 SECONDS OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 30 SECONDS) REPEAT 8 TO 10 TIMES COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A BRISK PACE 15 TO 25 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- WALK AT BRISK PACE FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> SUNDAY--... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 08:55:56 EST HERE IS MY QUICK BANANA-CHIP YOGURT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42306748 MASH ½ BANANA IN SMALL BOWL WITH FORK, STIR IN ¼ CUP PLAIN FAT-FREE YOGURT UNTIL BLENDED. TOP WITH 2 TABLESPOONS BRAN FLAKES CEREAL AND ½ TABLESPOON SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS. MAKES 2/3 CUP <BR> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 09:05:41 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x42253346 Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Rita and I'm 24 years old I used to be in shape, I used to play sports, I used to be active. But lately, I have gotten lazy and complacent. The last time I was in shape was almost three years ago and I'm finally starting to get myself together and redefining myself. I have some support from family members and my boyfriend but it's hardly enough. Everyone in my family is overweight and my beau is a junk food addict (vegetable is a four letter word for him) so i... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:42:50 EST HERE IS MY CUCUMBER AND DILL CHICKEN SALAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42245213 NEEDED <BR> ½ CUP SHREDDED COOKED SKINLESS BONELES CHICKEN BREAST <BR> ½ CUP BABY GREENS <BR> ¼ CUP SHREDED CARROTS <BR> ¼ CUP GREENS BEANS CUT INTO BITE SIZE PIECES <BR> ¼ CUP CUCUMBER CHOPPED <BR> ½ CUP COOKED QUINOA <BR> 1 TABLESPOON OLIVE OIL <BR> ¾ TEASPOON CHOPPED DILL <BR> 1 TABLESPOON WHITE WINE VINAGER <BR> SUGAR <BR> SALT <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:35:44 EST HERE IS WEEK NINE IF YOUR WALKING WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x42227977 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--EASY WALK FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 4 MINUTE SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 4 MINUTES OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 2 MINUTES) REPEAT FOR 30N MINUTES THEN COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A HAS HARD AS YOU CAN FOR 20 TO 30 MINURES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY-- FAST FINISH ( GO TO A STEADY MODERATE PACE FOR MOST OF YOUR WALK, THEN PICK UP THE SPEED AT THE ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 08:56:30 EST MY SHRIMP, BELL PEPPER, AND CHERVIL OMELETTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42162540 PREP 15 MINUTES <BR> COOK 10 MINUTES <BR> SERVES 4 ¼ OF OMELETTE <BR> CALORIES 199 <BR> TOTAL FAT 3 GRAMS <BR> NEEDED <BR> 2 16 OUNCE CARTONS FET-FREE EGG SUBSITITE <BR> ¼ CUP FRECH CHERVIL LEAVES <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS FRECH CHERVIL LEAVES <BR> 2 TABLESPOONS SNIPPED FRESH CHIVES <BR> ½ TEASPOON SALT <BR> ¼ TEASPOON PEPPER <BR> NON STICK COOKING SPRAY <BR> 1 RED BELL PEPPER, DICED <BR> 1 SHALLOT FINELY CHOPPED <BR> ½ POUND SMALL COOKED SHRIMP <BR> 2 TEASPOONS OLIVE OIL <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1.WH... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:50:21 EST HERE IS MY NUT AND HONEY CRUNCH MIX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x42103663 MAKES 10 ½ CUP SERVINGS <BR> PREP 5 MINUTES <BR> COOK 15 MINUTES <BR> CALORIES 150 <BR> TOTAL FAT 2 GRAMS <BR> NEEDED <BR> 1 EGG WHITE <BR> 3 TABLESPOONS HONEY\2 TEASPOONS LIGHT STICK BUTTER <BR> 1 TABLESPOON WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE <BR> 1 CUP UNSALTED DRY ROAST PEANUTS <BR> 1 ½ CUPS ROATED ALMONDS <BR> 1 ½ CUPS PRETZEL MINI TWIST <BR> 2 CUPS MUTLI-GRAIN CRISPY CEREAL SQUARES (MULTI-BRAN CHEX BRAND) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> 1. PREHAT OVEN TO 300. SPRAY A LARGE SHALLOW BAKING SHEET WITH NON-STICK ... Sun, 29 May 2011 09:07:17 EST HERE IS WEEK EIGHT OF WALKING WORK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x42087451 MONDAY-- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- BRISK WALK FOR 40 TO 50 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY-- 4 MINUTE SURGES (WARM UP FOR 5 TO 10 MINUTES AT A SLOW WALK PACE AND THEN DO 4 MINUTES OF BRISK WALKING THEN AND RECOVER AT A SLOW WALK FOR 4 MINUTES) REPEAT 3 TO 4 TIMES COOL DOWN AT SLOW PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A BRISK PACE 15 TO 25 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--FAST FINISH ( GO TO A STEADY MODERATE PACE FOR MOST OF YOUR WALK, THEN PICK UP THE SPEED AT THE END TO A FAST P... Sat, 28 May 2011 09:05:24 EST HERE ARE SOME MADEOVER SNACKS FOR YOU TO ENJOY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41969436 ANOTHER SNACK###### <BR> ½ CUP MANGO SHORBET WITH 1 TABLSOON CHOCOLATE SAUCE <BR> <BR> <BR> TUNA BITES <BR> CUT 1 ENGLISH CUMCUMBER INTO 1 INCH ROUNDS. SCOOP OUT CENTERS WITH A SPOON TO FORM SHELLS. MIX 1 DRAINED 3 OUNCE CAN WATER PACKED TUNA, 1 TABLESPOON LOW-FAT MAYONNAISE, AND 1 CHOPPED SCALLION IN A CUP. SPOON INTO SHELLS. MAKES 6-7 BITES <BR> <BR> BERRY SALSA <BR> COURSLEY MASH 1 6 OUNCE CONTAINER FRESH RASPBERRIES. ADD 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED RED ONION, 1 TABLESPOON CHOPPED FRESH CILAN... Sun, 22 May 2011 09:21:19 EST HERE IS WEEK 8 OF YOUR WALKING WORK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41953249 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY ---WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURSDAY--WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 15 MINUTES OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> SUNDAY- PAT YOUR SELF ON YOUR BACK YOU CAN NOW RACE IN A WALKING 5 K RACE. <BR> Sat, 21 May 2011 08:39:03 EST HERE IS MY BROCCOLI AND PARMESAN EGG SCRAMBLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41894651 NEEDED <BR> 2 EGGS <BR> COOKING SPRAY <BR> ¾ CUP CHOPPED BROCCOLI FLORETS <BR> 1 ½ TABLESPOON GRATED PARMASAN CHEESE <BR> 1 SLICE WHOLE WHEAT TOAST <BR> <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> WHISK TOGETHER THE EGGS SET ASIDE. COAT A FRYING PAN WITH NON STICK COOKING SPRAY AND SUATE’ THE CHOPPED BROCCOLI FLORETS FOR 2 MINUTES; ADD EGGS AND SCRAMBLE. ONCE EGGS ARE COOKED, SPRINKLE WITH THE PARMASAN CHEESE. SERVE WITH THE TOAST. <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 May 2011 08:46:52 EST getting SPARKactive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x41891628 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I'm Mari. Have been getting to know SparkPeople website and getting a feel for learning to utilize it. Am on break from college courses and am excited to get on board and be active in getting back into healthy mode. I have a summer vacation planned and what better SparkTeam to join then this, right? Am looking forward to joining others on the same venture ;) Wed, 18 May 2011 02:18:39 EST HERE IS MY GREEK BERRY WAFFLES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41755427 NEEDED <BR> 2 LOW-FAT WHOLE GRAIN WAFFLES <BR> ½ CUP FAT-FREE VANILLA GREEK YOGURT <BR> 1 CUP BLUEBERRIES <BR> 1 TEASPOON AGAVE SYRUP OR HONEY <BR> 1 TEASPOON SLICED FRESH MINT (OPPTIONAL) <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> TOAST THE WAFFLES AND TOP THE YOGURT, BERRIES AND THE AGUVE JUICE OR HONEY AND IF YOU LIKE SPRINKLE WITH THE FRESH MINT. <BR> Wed, 11 May 2011 08:21:50 EST Just joined SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x41747468 Hi everyone, I am a 45 year old female who definately needs to lose some poundage! This is the year!!! I am a nurse who works primarily in geriatrics and absolutely love my job. I live in the southern prairie region in Canada and as I look out the window it would appear Monsoon season is upon us! <BR> Question: Where do I go when I want to weigh in and track my weight in a week or so? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Tami Tue, 10 May 2011 19:57:18 EST HERE IS ABOTHER GREAT AND HEALTHY SUMMER DRINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41695147 TOFRUITTI SMOOTHI <BR> MAKES ONE SERVING WITH ONLY 300 CALORIES <BR> HOW TO MAKE <BR> IN A BLENDER COMBINE 1 ½ CUPS FROXEN BERRIES, ½ BANANA, 3 OUNCES SILKEN `TOFU, 1 TABLESPOON GROUND FLAX SEEDS, 1 TABLESPOON WHEAT BRAN, JUICE OF ONE LARGE ORANGE (0R ¼ CUP ORANGE JUICE) 1 TEASPOON HONEY, AND ONE CUP ICE. BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 09:18:22 EST WEEK 6 OF YOUR WALKING WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x41678663 MONDAY--- REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY --- WALK AT A FASTER PACE FOR 1 MINUTE THAN AT A BRISK PACE (AS FAST YOU CAN) FOR 5 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN <BR> <BR> THURSDAY-- WALK AT A FASTER PACE THAN SLOW A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTE. THEN WALK AT A BRISK PACE FOR 10 MINUTES. DO THIS FOR 20 TO 30 MINUTES <BR> <BR> FRIDAY--REST <BR> <BR> SATURDAY-- CROSS TRAIN DO TO CARDIO WORKOUTS) <BR> <BR> SUNDAY-- WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTE THEN WALK AT ... Sat, 7 May 2011 08:59:39 EST HERE IS A GOOD SUMMER DRINK POP-APPLE SMOOTHIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41617440 PUREE ¾ CUP VANNNILA FAT-FREE YOGURT, ½ CUP POMEGRANTE JUICE, ½ SMALL DICED PEELED APPLE, AND ¼ CUP CRUSHED ICE IN BLENDER <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 May 2011 08:55:20 EST HERE IS A QUICK AND EASY BREAKFAST RECIPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x41547292 MUG SCRAMBLE <BR> MIX ½ CUP EGG SUBSTITUTE AND 2 TABLESPOONS SKIM MILK IN 12 OUNCE MICROWAVABLE MUG SPRAYED WITH COOKING SPRAY. MICROWAVE ON HIGH JUST UNTIL SET, 1 ½ MINUTES, STIRRING AFTER 45 SECONDS. STIR IN 2 TABLESPOONS SHREDDED FAT FREE CHEDDER CHEESE. <BR> Sun, 1 May 2011 09:17:42 EST WEEKS ONE TWO TREE AND FOUR OF A WALKING WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x41529369 Seeing that I am a coleader of this team now I thought I would post a work out that I have been posting for my other teams. But always make sure you have a Drs approval before starting a new workout, I am post all for weeks at one time so you will be caught up with my other teams <BR> WEEK ONE ###### <BR> <BR> MONDAY--REST <BR> <BR> TUESDAY--WALK AT A SLOW PACE FOR 1 MINUTES THEN AT A BRISK PACE FOR 2 MINUTES DO THIS FOR 15 TO 20 MINUTES <BR> <BR> WENSDAY--REST OR CROSS TRAIN (DO TO CARD... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 09:18:17 EST Looking to mix it up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x41322180 I just finished the 28-Day Bootcamp and I learned that I can stick to a strength training routine, I just need guidance to do so. But as much as I would like to stick with it, body weight and free weight exercises can get boring after awhile. I've also always wanted to pick up a set of resistance bands but I've never gotten around to it because, "What do I do with them?" <BR> <BR> Well, tonight I'm off to Walmart to buy a cheap set (I'll buy a nicer one if these work for me :)) and I'll see ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:59:03 EST Need support!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x40470160 My goals are: <BR> 1. Work out 10 minutes a day, every day. <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> 3. Keep within my calorie range. <BR> 4. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. <BR> I have great intentions, fantastic plans, and they always seem to fall apart. I need support to keep momentum! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 12:33:25 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x39789789 Hi, I decided to join this team because I want to go back to Cuba in just 2 months, and I want to get back in shape for my bikini! I was a gym bunny and I honestly miss it so much! I didn't renew my subscription at the gym because of my schedule at work, and I've been procrastinating to subscribe to another gym closer to my place. I haven't been working out since October and I feel cranky and out of shape so I decided to at least to a bit of exercise in the comfort of my own home until I kick... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 21:16:27 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x39303815 I'm a 35 year old native New Yorker, who recently moved to Virginia to be closer to family. The stress of relocating, finding a job & " the Seafood Diet" ( Every time I see food, I eat) has led me to gain 30 lbs. With healthier food choices, exercise & a positive support system ( you guys), I know I'll reach my goal in no time. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 01:00:37 EST Hey there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x38908404 Hi everyone I'm a 31 yo male from Canada. I am fortuante that I wear my weight pretty well but I would love to get into better shape and lose some weight and not be so slef-conscious about the way I look. <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:46:02 EST Challenge for January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x38830554 Challenge for January starting Monday for the whole month of January. Who is up for it? <BR> <BR> Do 30-minutes of one cardio video! It could be a step routine, or a dance routine. You just need to move for 30-minutes. <BR> <BR> 20-minutes of lunges <BR> <BR> 30-minutes of walking either to a video or outside. <BR> <BR> 30-minutes of exercises for your arms. <BR> <BR> 20-minutes of jump roping <BR> <BR> 20-minutes of jumping jacks <BR> <BR> Do these for the month of January and let us ... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 02:31:21 EST new bootcamp challenge for 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x38756546 <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=28d<BR>ay_bootcamp_challenge_makes_fitness_fu<BR>n_and_easy </link> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:56:49 EST Workouts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x37872476 We need to get something together as far as a workout plan goes! There aren't any real challenges right now! Any ideas? It should only include SP videos and things we can all do! Not all of us have the SP equipment!:)) Not a slam on SP just trying to get some cohesiveness within the team. <em>211</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:12:12 EST Technical help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x37734733 Guys, I am computer illiterate! Haha. I can't figure out how to sign up for email notifications from the group, so I will know when new challenges are posted. Can someone help? Thu, 4 Nov 2010 15:36:09 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x37365745 My name is Offra. I am a single mom with 2 boys. This is my second week on Sparkpeople. I am grateful for stumbling upon this amazing site. I know with the tools that are given to me I will succeed. After having my boys I gained quite a bit. I have always been self-conscious about it, but I never let it rule my life. My self confidence always kept it in check. I had already lost 35 pounds a couple years ago on my own. But now I want to have a sexy beach body just in time for next spring. I am... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:59:51 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x36736770 on crutches for a month or more back to keep myself on track Thu, 16 Sep 2010 19:51:13 EST team update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x36246167 As you know, the contest part of this team is long over, but it looks like there are still a few people following the routine and posting here. There is a thread below for asking questions, or you can send us Sparkmail if you need any help. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:52:15 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x35989753 Hello I'm new to SP and excited. I have recently lost over 40 lbs and on my way to looking great for my cruise the Bahamas in March. I'm open to all motivating ideas and I promise I won't complain about doing the exercises to bad..lol.. Looking forward to chatting with all of you Wed, 11 Aug 2010 18:05:59 EST BACK ON TRACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x35509174 been a while, but now i'm committed to changing my lifestyle Mon, 19 Jul 2010 21:32:27 EST Bootcamp June 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x34342205 I want to start the bootcamp on Sunday the 6th of June. <BR> Does someone want to join me? <BR> <BR> I already tried one video and liked it a lot! Maybe I will do so with some of the others as well just to get an idea. Mon, 24 May 2010 03:38:57 EST Boot camp for 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x33860435 Just have a question....this year will be a boot camp like last years? I'm planning on follow the same schedule as last years boot camp and get ready for this amazing summer Sun, 2 May 2010 19:32:10 EST Gotta Get My Body Right... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x33430052 My name is Tiffany and I am the single mother of a teenage daughter. I am starting a weight loss journey because I don't like the way I look in pictures anymore. It is like I am looking at a different person. I also want to become more active and develop lifelong healthy habits that I can pass on to my daughter so she won't have the same struggles with weight loss I have had. <BR> My name is Tiffany and I am the single mother of a teenage daughter. I am starting a weight loss journey because ... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:22:24 EST How do you feel about your progress today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x33359460 <em>224</em> Sun, 11 Apr 2010 14:12:25 EST Your wish for sun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x33256018 I wish for some sun so we can all dry out here in the South Puget Sound, WA!! Tue, 6 Apr 2010 23:24:50 EST walk10more http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x33245491 Restarting my pledge to get to my goal weight. Tue, 6 Apr 2010 15:45:17 EST Help please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x33105414 I was just diagnosed with an egg and milk allergy. I see how to remove egg from the spark diet so that I can see some healthy alternatives, but I need help with calcium. I read the article that listed 11 other foods, but still need advice. Any really good calcium fortified foods? Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:01:13 EST what is your favorite swimsuit activity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x33060526 I was just thinking how much I miss waterskiing. I pretty much love everything beach walks, beach volley ball, and lounging. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:23:33 EST Where are you buying your new suit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32891265 If you are treating yourself with a new swimsuit where are you buying it from? I am looking at Land's End (tummy control options). They seem expensive, but I've heard they last forever. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:28:16 EST When did you last enjoy wearing a swimsuit?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32799378 High school I loved swimming and laying about in the sun! Thu, 18 Mar 2010 20:46:15 EST What's your countdown for Swimsuit time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32774795 We usually get to go lake swimming around mid June, just around the corner now. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:04:25 EST Hello out there!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x32766241 I am not new to this site - but new to actually using it. I bought the book "The Spark" a few weeks ago and I found it really inspiring. I set a few easy "spark streaks" based on what I read in the first couple of chapters and was shocked at the energy and enthusiasm I felt after a few days. It was motivating enough that I finally started using the site to log my daily nutrition and fitness activity and guess what - after months and months of "dieting" and getting frustrated because I wasn't ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:28:43 EST 8 weeks to Mexico countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x32712631 Hello everybody! <BR> I'm going to give it my all for the next 8 weeks and see what I can do to change this jiggly mess of a body I have created. <BR> Looking to stay motivated and excited and on my way to join a gym for 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> Fun! Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:35:06 EST just starting out-intimidated! need help & support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x32627761 hi i`m a 36 single mom who quit smoking over a year ago. because of that and added unfortunate situations, i gained over 50 pounds over the last 4 years. thanx to my sister, (and also tosca reno, and Spark) i am embarking on a new journey--to become a healthier better me! i have signed up at the gym, have been practicing clean eating, and have been tryin to overcome my fear of all the equipment, and of course, the people around me. since ive started in feb. i have lost 16 pounds. i have 49 ... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:31:03 EST Who is your number one supporter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32597811 Who is helping you the most on your wellness journey Wed, 10 Mar 2010 20:30:36 EST What a great resource! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x32592657 Hi, I'm a 20-something, not-quite-professional Canadian woman who will be moving to London in 6 months for my post graduate degree. I've been overweight since puberty, though luckily I've never reached the BMI that would label me "obese." I recently moved back to Canada from Japan, the land of miniature people. Living there I became dejected, depressed, and VERY self conscious about my weight. All these things served not to motivate me, but instead led to my eating even less healthy and s... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:43:34 EST SparkPeople article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32548481 If anyone would care to read my article, I would love some feedback. <BR> <BR> <link>hubpages.com/hub/The-First-Three-Let<BR>ters-Of-Diet-Is-Die </link> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 06:59:31 EST friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32520229 how do you add someone as a friend so l can view their spark page Mon, 8 Mar 2010 07:09:23 EST What are you enjoying about your wellness journey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32514126 I am enjoying walking or running at my lunch break! Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:20:32 EST Try something new? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32388590 What would you like to try?? Tue, 2 Mar 2010 20:39:31 EST March 2010 Bootcamp! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x32344752 I figured I'd just create another thread so people knew we were continuing the challenge. <BR> <BR> It's been an awful, awful week for me in many aspects, but I am determined to get back on track, if only for my emotional health. <BR> <BR> TODAY: 31 minutes on the treadmill (a Couch25K session), followed by 34 minutes on the elliptical, ended with a quick stretching session. I'm hoping to get today's and yesterday's bootcamp video in when I get home from work (I love the Sunday video!). Mon, 1 Mar 2010 13:10:05 EST How long does it take to get ready in the morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32328197 I was watching a show that talked about how long we spend getting everyone else ready and how little time we spend on ourselves. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:54:03 EST Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x32215174 What does everyone put in their fitness tracker for each of the bootcamp videos? <BR> I want to make sure I'm being as accurate as possible with my calories. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:32:49 EST What have you enjoyed most about getting healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32107598 More energy Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:14:05 EST Rules and regs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x32007579 I am not sure how to get to the heart of this program. I need some information on how to see the videos (nothing comes up to click on) and where to begin, etc. I can find day 1 workout but there is no button to click. Do you view these on the internet? Also, I bought the Spark book and faxed in a copy of my receipt last week but never received a confirmation. Help!! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:24:18 EST How do you reward yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31902725 I am looking for ways to treat myself (and my family) without food Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:07:57 EST Tell me, How do you fight the binge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31742792 I'd been doing great for almost 5 weeks. Seemed super easy and lost weight every single day. A few nights ago, I was about 800 calories under my daily goal and decided to make popcorn for a snack. I use a whirley pop so that I can use only 2 tsp of oil and I use a 3 tbl mix of can't believe it's not- and real butter. The 1/2 cup of unpopped corn makes a very big bowl and I ate the whole thing while watching burn notice (an omen?) and should have been done. I grabbed a box of low fat cheese ni... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 12:50:22 EST I need a kick in the butt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31716375 I was all motivated for this and lately I've been feeling sick... so I've been eating crappy and not getting my workouts done. I need a kick start here! Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:03:54 EST It's all good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31678323 What's the best thing that happened to you today! Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:46:04 EST February 2010 Bootcamp ..anyone care to join me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x31614295 Starting BC today..anyone else interested? <BR> <BR> 2/1/2010: BC Lower Body Vidoe + 95 mins IT on Treadmill Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:53:26 EST New and ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x31590828 I just joined today and today I start to get serious! I am the most I've ever weighed, 170.2 as of this morning. I was 150 back in June at my wedding so a 20 lb gain since then. And even then I was a big heavier then usual. So my goal, 30lbs by June1st. So 7.5lbs a month from now till then! <BR> And in May.... vacation and hoping to get in a swimsuit comfortably! <BR> I am back to planning my meals, tracking my workouts and along with my weight loss best buddy Christine I"m ready to go... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:35:32 EST Favorite Beach Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31545773 In that new swimsuit, in your ideal location, what are you going to be doing? <BR> Beach games (frisbee, volley ball) <BR> Lounging (soaking up the sun) <BR> Walking/running (Baywatch??) <BR> Swimming/Playing in the waves <BR> Other ideas.... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 16:06:51 EST 11 Months and I'm Stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x31539122 Hi Everyone: I'm Dianne and just turned 65. Something I was looking forward to was hitting goal by now. <BR> Losing every pound when I started was like pulling teeth. Then I got into a smooth pattern after a time of losing 3-4 lbs per month. I was ten lbs to my original goal just before Christmas. I've since reset it another 20. I've always been a healthy eater, now I'm just a healthier eater.At Christmas I hit a snag when I slipper into a mild depression so when I finally hit 65 I had actual... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 11:14:10 EST Where are you going to wear that swimsuit?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31381266 Once you get that new suit where are you going to wear it? <BR> <BR> As for me, the local lake is where I'll be with my kids and some beach walks too. Sun, 24 Jan 2010 21:43:05 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x31245702 My name is Amelia. I used to dance 7 days a week, but now that I've started college I have a hard time adjusting my eating habits to my new schedule. I'm 19, and I love fast food which causing me a lot of problems. I want my old abs back so I'm here. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:40:59 EST Your New Swimsuit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x31145486 What kind of swimsuit are you going to buy to show off your hard work? Have you bought it yet? If so do you keep it where you can be mindful about it? Sat, 16 Jan 2010 17:41:40 EST Music to play while doing the videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x30996075 I just started this challenge yesterday.. loving it so far! But whenever I do the sparkpeople workout videos I like playing music in the background. <BR> <BR> You can play it on windows media or itunes at the same time as you play the video, or what I've done yesterday and today is used my mp3 player that has built in speakers. <BR> <BR> For the most part, I tried to find songs that stayed with Coach Nicole's pace pretty closely.. I'm a drummer, what can I say :) <BR> <BR> Sunday 10 M... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 20:30:39 EST cmc1959 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x30709196 I am a fifty -year- old lady that has been dieting all my life. I hope that with the help of other spark members I will be able to look at myself and not always see a fat person. The most important thing for me is to get off the yo-yo weight loss and gain. "NO MORE DIET, JUST HEALTHY LIVING!!!" Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:14:37 EST Hello- New Year New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x30539673 Hello everyone. <BR> I am 21 years old and weight about 135. My goal weight is 120 and I would like to tone up my body. I enjoy trying new recipes that are low calorie and easy to cook for one or two people because I am usually cooking just for myself. I have tried my different diets but this time it is going to be a lifestyle change not a diet. My motivation is to slim down and tone up for the 2010 Float Down. So, as the new year begins so does that start to a new me. <BR> <BR> I wish ever... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:33:41 EST Calories eaten, cals burned. What's the balance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x30474185 OK, I was told that the body needs 1200 calories a day just to function healthily (don't know how accurate this is). <BR> <BR> So, what if you eat 1200 calories and then burn off 1200+ calories. Is this healthy? Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:59:46 EST Using negative comment as motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x30404418 Last night my husband shared with me a negative comment a family member recently made about me to him. She pulled out old family photos from the time that I was about 13-14 years old. I was wearing shorts on the beach in the photos. Obviously I've aged, developed, grown taller, gained weight and changed in so many other ways since then. I haven't worn shorts in years either. But the comment she made was along the lines of "I thought you'd like to see pictures of Kelly in shorts. You kno... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 14:25:58 EST new bootcamp starting in January! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x30256127 Hi, I just wanted to let you all know that the Official Spark Your Body Bootcamp will start in January. Here is the link if you want to join: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=37611 </link> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:14:42 EST NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x29062730 I am a new spark people. i recently restarted running. boy! i did not realize that I had gotten so out of shape! <BR> <BR> Wsh meluck! Wed, 14 Oct 2009 07:20:44 EST Chris Downie on Oprah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x29000745 Hi fellow team members, <BR> One of my other teams is trying to get everyone to write to Oprah to try and get Chris D and his new book on her show. I copied her letter and the oprah address if anyone is interested in helping. Feel free to write your own or use this as a template. <BR> <BR> Hello, <BR> Please have Chris Downie on your show. He is the SparkGuy behind SparkPeople.com which has helped hundreds of thousands of people to lose weight, for FREE. Here is a fact that Oprah would appre... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 13:40:21 EST IM NEW 2THIS TEAM &JUST FOUND THE VIDS ON YOUTUBE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x28841477 I AM SOOOOO EXCITED TO START THIS! <BR> THE SWIMSUIT WORKOUTS LOOK SO INTENSE <BR> YET EASY! I WANT TO DO AT LEAST TWO OF <BR> THEM A DAY! <BR> ANYONE NEED SUPPORT? IM A GOOD SHOULDER TO <BR> LEAN ON! JUST VISIT MY SPARKPAGE AND LEMME KNOW! <BR> LOVE&#9829; "B" Sun, 4 Oct 2009 03:50:02 EST IM NEW 2THIS TEAM &JUST FOUND THE VIDS ON YOUTUBE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x28841475 I AM SOOOOO EXCITED TO START THIS! <BR> THE SWIMSUIT WORKOUTS LOOK SO INTENSE <BR> YET EASY! I WANT TO DO AT LEAST TWO OF <BR> THEM A DAY! <BR> ANYONE NEED SUPPORT? IM A GOOD SHOULDER TO <BR> LEAN ON! JUST VISIT MY SPARKPAGE AND LEMME KNOW! <BR> LOVE&#9829; "B" Sun, 4 Oct 2009 03:49:38 EST help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x28820995 im not new to sparkpeople but this is my first message board post. i lost about 35 pounds using this website and for a few months followed my diet strictly and felt really great about my body... recently however ive been on vacation and ive basically been on a 3 week binge. i cant stop eating and i feel disgusting. i eat vegan cookies and cake and anything i can get my hands on until my stomach hurts so bad it feels like its going to explode. im going crazy. how do i stop binge eating?? Fri, 2 Oct 2009 22:07:27 EST Mesa, Arizona Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x28708650 I am leading an outdoor fitness boot Camp in East Mesa, Arizona...let me know if you're interested or need more info. <BR> Thanks, <BR> Andrea <BR> Fitness Coach Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:03:11 EST I am MIA b/c........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x28304001 I am MIA b/c when I came back from Ky in June I went into a depressive funk of sorts... <BR> <BR> But then around the end of July or the first of August I finally came out of it! <BR> <BR> Then just August 26th, 2009, I had a hysterectomy. I am still recovering and cannot be sitting for long periods of time. <BR> <BR> The only thng I hate about this is that I have gained about 5 pounds back b/c I cannot excercise at this point and holding down any sort of food with "taste" is out of the q... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:46:13 EST Sweat to Swim End Results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x28077354 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> So, I finished S2S on Saturday and wow! I liked the bootcamp while I was doing it, but the results were amazing!!!! I exceeded my goals in terms of weight and inches for the month and I KNOW it was thanks to this bootcamp! <BR> <BR> I lost 5lbs and 4" (overall) in the four weeks of doing this bootcamp! <BR> <BR> I am going to start it over again for September and see if I can't beat that! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 11:41:18 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x28040542 hello everyone.introducing myself. Sat, 29 Aug 2009 16:33:11 EST Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x28017450 Is there going to be a new challenge or is this one continuous challenge? <BR> <BR> Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:14:41 EST not good !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x27903830 very disappointed in myself,didn't do what i wanted and I let my feelings get in the way and didn't do anything half of the summer.what is wrong with me ,i know i can do this,it just seems to hard and i am being lazy. <em>39</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 20:46:10 EST Day One- all over again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x27763290 Hi, My name is Laura. <BR> Today I am re-joining the Sparkworld. I joined Sparkpeople earlier this year but did not keep up with it. I am still at the same weight from where I started and thats not without effort. In the past I have only been 40- 50% commited (Monday thru Wenesday- maybe Thurday... that's if I didn't have a really bad day...:) You know what I mean?... <BR> Well today I am 100% commited and will be until I reach my goal. I have been working out with a trainer- spending... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 13:46:24 EST 40 to go before 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x27503570 Hi. My name is Viveca and I am determined to lose 40 lbs before my 40th birthday in April 2010. I am very excited about the venture but will need some motivation, suggestions, and guidance along the way. Any help or advise will be greatly appreciated. I hope each of you are meeting your goals and making progress. Wed, 5 Aug 2009 16:39:27 EST Hi - I'm Linda and I'm new to the forums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x27418253 Hi <BR> <BR> I have been using Sparkpeople for almost a year, but I haven't used a lot of the community stuff before. I'm just giving it a try because I know that my friends are very supportive, but so few of them really understand me and my new fitness and nutrition focus. Probably most of you do though. Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Linda Sun, 2 Aug 2009 10:57:57 EST Lifetime of weight issues. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x27368997 Spent my whole life being large. My mom put me on a diet in high school, mentioning that my backside looked like the back of a bus. Still struggling with it today....the weight loss/weight gain cycle. Now an insulin-dependent diabetic, wear cpap mask to sleep to help with sleep apena, and wonder if I will ever getting my eating disorder under control. As a 47 year old mother of five, I am hoping to just to learn to enjoy eating healthy and getting exercise. My goals have gone from weight loss... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:15:31 EST Lifetime of weight issues. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x27368996 Spent my whole life being large. My mom put me on a diet in high school, mentioning that my backside looked like the back of a bus. Still struggling with it today....the weight loss/weight gain cycle. Now an insulin-dependent diabetic, wear cpap mask to sleep to help with sleep apena, and wonder if I will ever getting my eating disorder under control. As a 47 year old mother of five, I am hoping to just to learn to enjoy eating healthy and getting exercise. My goals have gone from weight loss... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 22:15:31 EST The right bands make all the dofference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x26813026 For the first 3 weeks I did bootcamp I was using some bands that are complete circles. I tried to modify the exercises to accomodate them, and I felt like it was working well. <BR> I decided to treat myself to a new resistance band like the one Coach Nicole uses on the videos. What a difference it made! I was hurting all week in joyous recovery! <BR> It always helps to use the right tools! Mon, 6 Jul 2009 17:29:29 EST Is this bootcamp ongoing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26780688 Hi all, <BR> <BR> icat there were July goals. Are people still active on the team? <BR> Nancy Sun, 5 Jul 2009 10:30:38 EST Is it better to workout on an empty stomach ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26742727 Hey team here is another really great question....Lately I have been working out in the morning before I eat breakfast & then again in the afternoon or evening before I eat or 2-3 hours after I eat. What is your opinion or preference...is it better to work out on an empty stomach or does it really matter ?? But I will tell you this... that as soon as I started doing that I begin to shed pounds as strange as it may sound. I read in an article that when the stomach is empty that it will be forc... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 03:39:58 EST stress reduction question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26628081 I know this is off the subject. If any one knows how do I sign up for the July challenge on stress? Thanks for the help, not sure where to find it. <BR> Nancy <BR> <BR> Looking forward to wearing my bathing suit!!! Sun, 28 Jun 2009 11:29:12 EST 2 ICON GONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26588260 Yesterday was my Birthday and I turned 60 but all I could think of was the paassing of 2 of our stars,Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson <BR> <BR> Can you rememeber some of the things they did <BR> <BR> Thriller Charlies Angels Fri, 26 Jun 2009 07:11:04 EST Just wondering . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x26414215 I was wondering if it cost to be a part of this challenge, because my back account was charged $1 from this site? Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:52:10 EST Today (June 11th).... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26257285 I am supposed to eat between 1200-1550 calories and I ate 1385. <BR> <BR> Protein: My Goal – 60-166 Today – 137 (perfect) <BR> <BR> Sodium:My Goal – 500-2300 Today – 1580 (perfect) <BR> <BR> Fat: My Goal – 42-74 Today – 22 (went under) <BR> <BR> Carbs: My Goal – 214-309 Today – 158 (went under) <BR> <BR> I think just because I went under on Carbs and Fat is no bigger. I am just not a big carb eater neaver have been even growing up! <BR> <BR> Love ya, <BR> Lady Dice Fri, 12 Jun 2009 00:52:54 EST mammogram http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26256144 I need all my spark friend to be pray for me, I have to go and be redo mammogram test on July 2, 2009. I need all my friend on spark to be said a pray for me. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:35:44 EST Before I forget.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26255900 <BR> <BR> ...I wanted to let you all know that next week June 15th-June 22nd...I will offline! <BR> <BR> I am finally getting to go back "home" to Kentucky to see my mom, whom I have not seen since my youngest was like 6 months old and he is 9 now! <BR> <BR> I have so much to do before I go. My 2 older boys are going away to Church camp for that week...so I am packing them up for camp. Hubby, me and my youngest is going to Ky for that week so I am packing us up for that trip. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:22:10 EST Better Today... ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26230948 <em>30</em> I did much better today!!!!!!!! I styed within my calorie limits and eat the right amounts of protein!!! I drank 28 glasses of water...I am a water fiend! I live in Vegas so it is always hot and dry! <BR> <BR> I ate 1310 in calories and had 102 grams of protein!!!!! <BR> <BR> I did not listen to my hubby's nagging and bragging! I worked out to Jane Fonda for the whole tape!!! The whole 70 minutes!!!! Then the boys and I went for a 2 mile walk tonight!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Lo... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 23:43:55 EST Messed up so bad today...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26204855 ...And now I feel so rotten. I ate more than I should have. Plus I was so angry at my hubby that I ate a Nutty Bar (both pieces!). He keeps rubbing it in my face that he is losing weight faster than me. I am happy for him, really I am, I am just peeved that he keeps rubbing it in my face. <BR> <BR> And then he thinks he is helping me by nagging me to go to the gym. He means well but still it is aggravating... <BR> <BR> I don't drive so I depend on others to drive me around. He tells me th... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:23:47 EST Is it too late to start? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x26171240 I did not get to do a lot of last month because I was trying to complete a walking marathon training too. I am more focused now so I would like to give another try. Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:15:35 EST Resetting your goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26134359 I noticed we have an area under our account preferences to "reset" our goals. It says it keeps foods and favorites but erases everything else. Has anyone done this? If so did it erase your trophy and fitness minutes?? I read an articles that suggested doing it to revamp your routine, but there are some things I don't want to lose. Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:22:39 EST My bootcamp progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x26093498 I posted the blog on the first day with my actual measurments and my goals. Here is my bootcamp progress Thank you Jesus and this team!! <BR> <BR> Starting measurements: <BR> Hips:41 <BR> Waist:29 1/2 <BR> Abdomen: 36 <BR> Arms: 12 1/2 <BR> Thighs: 24 1/2 <BR> <BR> GOALS- by the end of the month <BR> Hips:38 <BR> Waist:26 <BR> Abdomen:32 <BR> Arms: 10 <BR> Thighs: 20 <BR> <BR> Actual Results- <BR> Hips: 38.5 <BR> Waist: 28 <BR> Abdomen: 32 <BR> Arms: 11.5 <BR> Thighs: 21 <BR> <BR> I did... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 12:35:39 EST I AM A WINNER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25946090 Okay no I did not win one of the sparkpeople prizes <BR> :( but I am still a winner! I made it through the bootcamp. My first week I could barely even do the exercises with out the band. The second week I got three bands begining, intermediate and advance! I mixed up the begining and the intermediate depending on the work out. Thrid week I was using mostly the Intermediate bands. Buy Fourth week I could even use the advance on some and I had enough energry to even try the routine a second ti... Sun, 31 May 2009 11:07:38 EST Little results...help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25944636 I've been exercising quite a bit for the past month and I am seeing very little results (on the scale and in measurements). <BR> <BR> I'm just ten pounds away from my goal (and 5 pounds away from the "ideal" weight for a person who is 5'9"). <BR> <BR> What do I need to do to make sure I lose those last ten? Sun, 31 May 2009 10:07:31 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25941443 Nicole, <BR> <BR> Thank you again for another great boot camp. It if good to every once in a while to challenge my workouts and eating habits. I enjoyed every boot camp since I started SPARK. Do not stop. You start a new one just when I need a little change up in my routine. I did not lose much weight this time but I am toner and feel great and am ready to put my bathing suit on. Thank you again! Sun, 31 May 2009 07:12:44 EST Repeating in June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25940202 Tnis thread will give a simple summary of this boot camp challenge. Summary for newbies: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic <BR> les.asp?id=1189 <BR> <BR> Daily workouts <BR> <BR> Day 1, 8,15,22 the 10-Minute Cardio Kickboxing Workout www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic <BR> les.asp?id=1189 <BR> <BR> Day 2,9,16,23 the 8-Minute Lower Body Workout with Band Video www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic <BR> les.asp?id=1191 <BR> + 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <BR>... Sun, 31 May 2009 02:40:21 EST Anyone doing Summer Bootcamp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25930322 There's another bootcamp running June 1-August 30th called the Summer Bootcamp. I've joined anyone else? I plan on working my way through the summer and losing more weight and inches. Sat, 30 May 2009 15:56:16 EST Have you lost lbs or inches from the bootcamp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25924250 How many pounds or inches has everybody managed to lose during this bootcamp? I'm not sure how many pounds I've lost total, since I weight myself Sunday mornings, but I'll find out tomorrow. As of last week I had lost a couple pounds, and after measuring myself yesterday I've lost 1/2 inch from my hips. (Hey, any little bit is definitely better than nothing) I've also noticeably toned up, so even if there isn't a significant weight loss, I'll know it's from muscle mass. Hooray bootcamp! Sat, 30 May 2009 09:49:25 EST getting fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25907773 Its time for me to get healthy and fit. Hopefully haveing a plan to follow every day will help me to stay motivated. Fri, 29 May 2009 13:59:58 EST Day 28 Workout & Challenge for Saturday, May 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25899288 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> This is the last workout and challenge that I will post in the Team. I'll send one final SparkMail with information, tips, and our final winners (including the <b>Grand Prize $500</b> winner) on Monday! <BR> <BR> Your <b>Day 28 workout video for Saturday, May 30,</b> can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=996 </link> <BR> (No cardio scheduled for ... Fri, 29 May 2009 08:37:06 EST Non-exercise Activites http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25878044 I know everyone enjoys non-exercise as well. <BR> <BR> My other activites are window shopping at the mall, my normal walk is 2mph so I'm usually walking pretty quickly through the mall till I see a shoe store...then I stop and gaze and keep going. I don't count it as exercise but it gets me off my feet. <BR> <BR> My other activity that I do count as exercising every so often if I add a little something to it is house cleaning. When I clean house, I turn the air up so it's warmer and usuall... Thu, 28 May 2009 11:35:17 EST My morning Wog (Walk/Jog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25877085 I'm so proud of myself, I did a walk/jog for 5.46 miles in 76 mins. That is 4.3 mph, that's the fastest I've gone. <BR> <BR> I also know I'm starting to get a lot smaller because I had some guy checking me out on the trail...then when I got closer to his car he was finishing up his jog and he did bicycle crunches on the concrete and did other stretches trying to see if I saw him. That really made me feel good even though I have a boyfriend. lol. <BR> <BR> Anyway, my sweaty butt better get ... Thu, 28 May 2009 11:02:37 EST Day 27 Workout & Challenge for Friday, May 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25874315 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 27 Workout video for Friday, May 29, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1190 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 6 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Friday</b> (optional) is to... Thu, 28 May 2009 09:29:46 EST Day 26 Workout & Challenge for Thursday, May 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25843211 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 26 Workout video for Thursday, May 28, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1189 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 5 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Thursday</b> (optional) i... Wed, 27 May 2009 07:50:47 EST Who wants this bootcamp to continue??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25836754 I want this bootcamp to stay up until June 30. Any one else with me. I really have enjoyed this and have honestly stuck with it. I feel great and have more energy. May is not enough. Let me know what everyone thinks. <BR> <BR> Janine Tue, 26 May 2009 21:53:52 EST Day 25 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday, May 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25817591 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 25 Workout video for Wednesday, May 27, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1332 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 4 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Wednesday</b> (optional)... Tue, 26 May 2009 09:41:12 EST How many calories are burned.....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25803563 Hi, <BR> <BR> I just went for a 30 minute bike ride towing my two daughters in a bike carriage. Put together they weigh close to 100 lbs + the weight of the carriage? Does anyone know how to calculate how many calories I burned...I for sure felt the burn! <BR> <em>108</em> Mon, 25 May 2009 17:25:21 EST Spark's appreciation week !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25798995 Hello Spark buddies ! <em>410</em> This week is going to be dedicated to Sparks...It's Spark's appreciation week !! <em>410</em> I will be expressing my appreciation to Sparks & there whole staff for all there hard work & dedication & for believing in us all ! <em>220</em> When I first started Sparks , I was like....this is not going to work but once I got to know how to navigate through the site & started meeting great new team mates & team leaders , I realized the Spark was there an... Mon, 25 May 2009 13:11:57 EST shoes?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25798679 I need to buy some new athletic shoes. For cardio I have been walking and doing exercise videos. What is the best type of shoe to buy? Will a walking shoe work for both? Any ideas? Thanks <em>304</em> Mon, 25 May 2009 12:58:17 EST I propose a Ticker Tape for Inches Lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25795093 Five weeks into the program,, and I'm working my fanny off, literally!! <BR> My hips have decreased by 2.5 inches! My waistline is a svelte 1.5 inches smaller. My thighs don't hug my jeans as much, because they are one whole inch firmer. <BR> Yet my scale has only gone down a mere 3 pounds!! <BR> I do feel wonderful about my accomplishments. i know how hard I have worked to achieve these results. My clothes fit me much better, and I feel stronger, and have better endurance.. <BR> Yet, som... Mon, 25 May 2009 10:22:39 EST Day 24 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday, May 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25794344 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 24 Workout video for Tuesday, May 26, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1331 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 3 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Tuesday</b> (optional) is ... Mon, 25 May 2009 09:51:52 EST tracking videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25788766 how can I change the tracking to only one set instead of 2 like it automatically comes up. Does anyone know, please tell me. Mon, 25 May 2009 00:00:41 EST Speedways small containers of french vanilla cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25784422 Does anyone know how many calories are in 1 of speedways french vanilla creamer containers, the liquid ones? Sun, 24 May 2009 20:23:51 EST Day 23 Workout & Challenge for Monday, May 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25775793 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Your <b>Day 23 workout video for Monday, May 25,</b> can be found here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1191 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 2 workout video, as we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> Your <b>Bonus Challenge for Monday</b> (optional) is to also... Sun, 24 May 2009 11:35:30 EST When is the best time to work out ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25772029 Hi Team , we are a pretty active group here and I just wanted to here your thoughts on when is the best time to work out ? In the morning ? Noon ? Evening ? or does it even matter at all ! I work out alot in the evening but I almost think the mornings are better , anywhoo what do you guy's think...please share your thoughts, thanks team !! <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 24 May 2009 08:25:02 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25769841 I heard that you lose more weight by just walking. No power walking,jogging,or running. Does antone know if this is true? Sun, 24 May 2009 02:28:59 EST All 3 bootcamps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25769422 Here is the bootcamp that started in May 08 <BR> <BR> DAY 1 March in Place (warm-up) 90 sec <BR> March with Single Knee Lifts 30 sec <BR> Keep your abs in, standing tall, while reaching your arms overhead. Lift one knee up towards your chest as your pull your arms down. Lower that foot back to the floor and return your arms overhead. Switch sides to repeat continuously without stopping. <BR> March with Single Knee Lifts to the Side 30 sec <BR> Keep your abs in, standing tall, while r... Sun, 24 May 2009 01:16:13 EST Day 21 & 22 Workouts & Challenges for May 23 & 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25734582 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> So you can plan for the weekend ahead, I wanted to post both of your workouts today. Please refer to this message for both Saturday and Sunday details. <BR> <BR> Your <b>Day 21 workout video for Saturday, May 23,</b> can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=996 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 7 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan e... Fri, 22 May 2009 09:48:10 EST Can't Wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25731447 I cannot wait for this rainy weather to slow down. I bought new cycling gloves and a gel-padded seat for my bike to make it more comfortable so I could ride longer....but I can't go riding if it decides to rain :( Plus I really want to see what my heart rate monitor says while I'm biking. <BR> <BR> Go away rain I want to bike! Fri, 22 May 2009 07:29:57 EST New Heart Rate Monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25726409 If anyone has a Sportline S12 12-function ECG Heart Rate Watch from Walmart please answer this..I can't find it in the booklet. <BR> <BR> When I'm exercising, how do I find out how many calories I'm burning based upon my heart rate? Should I stay in heart rate zone mode or pedometer mode? Thu, 21 May 2009 22:25:06 EST Discouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25717943 I go to the gym Monday and feel great about starting my week right, but then tuesday i dont have time to go, and then wednesday i dont have time to go. and now it's thursday and again, i have no time to go because company is coming so the house has to be clean. and then i wont be able to go to the gym while the company is here for the next week. I just feel hopeless like Im already wasting the summer away with no improvement. I still feel just as disgusting as i did at the beginning of the su... Thu, 21 May 2009 15:32:38 EST accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25717045 I am so discouraged!! I fell off my bike when I hit some gravel earlier today. I've torn up my whole left side - shoulder, arm, knee and lower leg. I don't think that would even bother me much except I can't get all the dirt out of the wounds, my doctor won't see me and the insurance company says it isn't an emergency so I can't go to ER to get it cleaned. I don't know what to do! I know I'm supposed to be positive today, but I'm feeling like things never work out the way they should whe... Thu, 21 May 2009 14:54:35 EST HELP!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25716321 i am on a downward spiral and can not see the light at the end of the tunnel. i need help and motivation to get me back on track <em>46</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 14:22:31 EST Getting back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25713010 I'm a returning member to SparkPeople. I feel like I am starting on the right path and cannot wait to see the results. I'm feeling great and looking forward to what the future holds. Thu, 21 May 2009 12:13:43 EST Getting back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25712995 I'm a returning member to SparkPeople. I feel like I am starting on the right path and cannot wait to see the results. I'm feeling great and looking forward to what the future holds. Thu, 21 May 2009 12:13:20 EST Getting back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25712987 I'm a returning member to SparkPeople. I feel like I am starting on the right path and cannot wait to see the results. I'm feeling great and looking forward to what the future holds. Thu, 21 May 2009 12:13:06 EST Getting back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25712980 I'm a returning member to SparkPeople. I feel like I am starting on the right path and cannot wait to see the results. I'm feeling great and looking forward to what the future holds. Thu, 21 May 2009 12:12:50 EST Getting back to it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25712960 I'm a returning member to SparkPeople. I feel like I am starting on the right path and cannot wait to see the results. I'm feeling great and looking forward to what the future holds. Thu, 21 May 2009 12:12:06 EST Day 20 Workout & Challenge for Friday, May 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25708774 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 20 Workout video for Friday, May 22, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1190 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 6 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Friday</b> (optional) is to... Thu, 21 May 2009 09:45:17 EST Changed Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25708051 11Well I have been really hungry lately probably because I've been exercising more so I put in for 1lb per week instead of 2lbs so I could eat more. <BR> <BR> For an experiment though, I put in to stay at this weight of 138 and SP came up with a range of 1980-2330 calories per day. I put in my goal weight of 125 by 8/20/09 and the range came up to 1480-1830 calories/day. This is with burning 3500 calories per week from exercise. So essentially I'll lose 2lbs per week...since the difference b... Thu, 21 May 2009 09:22:19 EST Printable workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x25698320 I have to go out of town tomorrow and will not have internet access. Is there a way to print out the exercises? I am sure that this has been answered already, but I couldn't find it. Thanks! Wed, 20 May 2009 21:11:36 EST can't find where to log time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25696322 Hi everyone-I can't find where to log my times? Can you help me. <BR> <BR> Mary Beth Wed, 20 May 2009 19:39:46 EST Calories during Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25695489 I wore my new heart monitor for the videos (I had to do yesterdays and today's during my workout). I burned 160 calories during both videos (one of them was also repeated). Is it okay to enter these calories in the cardio section of our fitness tracker, so it goes towards our weekly calories? Wed, 20 May 2009 18:59:53 EST GETTING READY FOR MY BIKINI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25694880 Hi Guys, I have been on spark for 2 weeks now. I haven't lost any pounds but I feel thinner and less bloated. I am trying to lose inches more than anything though. When I weighed I felt a little discouraged since the scale hadn't moved but I am trying to stay positive since I do feel thinner. I am an RN and am trying to learn how to get more cardio fit in to my schedule. I did really good last week and am planning to do the same amount of exercise this week. I want to feel confident in my bik... Wed, 20 May 2009 18:27:47 EST Is it too late? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25693951 I was just wondering if it is too late to join this boot camp? And does anyone know when the next bootcamp will be, I like this idea, it seems fun. Wed, 20 May 2009 17:39:18 EST weight loss trophy saying lbs lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25688662 I have seen on some people's page's that they have a posted trophy stating like 10 lbs lost etc. How do you put those on your page? Wed, 20 May 2009 13:49:21 EST weigh in today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25685296 Morning all. I was up two pound last week and lost 3 this week so in 3 weeks I am down 6 lbs it's very exciting. Did anybody else weigh in today if so how did you do? Wed, 20 May 2009 11:52:50 EST Day 19 Workout & Challenge for Thursday, May 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25680197 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 19 Workout video for Thursday, May 21, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1189 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 5 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Thursday</b> (optional) i... Wed, 20 May 2009 09:05:16 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25675361 I have a questoion for you ladies. I really want to target my abs. I have been doing strength exercises and I can feel my muscles getting stronger but how do I burn off the flab? I have been doing my stair stepper for cardio. Is there another way to melt those layers of fat? Wed, 20 May 2009 00:51:18 EST Lost 2 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25668761 Wow, didn't think it was going to come off. Fighting to get past the 166-165 for weeks now. Finally 163, I have a fat blocker surrounding me, so it won't sneak back on when I am not looking. Thanks Nicole Tue, 19 May 2009 19:56:24 EST Day 18 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday, May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25651783 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 18 Workout video for Wednesday, May 20, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1332 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 4 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Wednesday</b> (optional)... Tue, 19 May 2009 08:58:56 EST Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25646313 I did day the FIRM vol. 1 for 30 minutes. I also did today's video a t 11:30 at night now I am headed to bed. <BR> <BR> Hey Team, Congrats on the 5 blocks and doing 2 videos in one day. Tue, 19 May 2009 00:03:07 EST Medication's Effects on Weight Loss/Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25636538 Hiya from New Zealand! <BR> <BR> I have about 8kg I would like to loose (17.6lbs). My problem is that I have been working on this for a couple of years with no downward change. <BR> <BR> I am currently on several medications: anti depressant (side effect can be weight gain), lithium (side effects can be weight gain and hypothyroidism), thyroid supplement, vitamin B6 and Evening Primrose Oil. <BR> <BR> I'm fairly sure that the sluggish thyroid function has caused the weight gain, but now ... Mon, 18 May 2009 17:12:07 EST Morning Headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25626415 Hi, I've never written before... <BR> Today was the day for me to get started. I got up at 5:30, had a small bowl of healthy cereal & milk, and went for a half hour walk. When I got back I had a glass of water (tasted fishy even tho it's filtered, so I didn't finish it) Anyway...what was supposed to be a great morning and start to a healthy go get em day...is now me sitting here with a POUNDING headache! And I have no tylonal to boot, so I took a Midol. I usually drink LOTS of tea in the morn... Mon, 18 May 2009 11:24:40 EST Day 17 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday, May 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25623064 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 17 Workout video for Tuesday, May 19, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1331 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 3 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Tuesday</b> (optional) is ... Mon, 18 May 2009 09:44:08 EST cheese!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25615343 Hello!! I am Kara mother of 2 WONDERFUL little gals ages 5 and 7. About 6 months ago i weighted what i weighed when i returned home from the hospital after my youngest was born, i had always lost the weight easily as i am a fitness bugg naturally, i don't really know what changed me but i gained 35 lbs quickly and it hasn't come off so quickly. I got down to 155 which i was happy about but knew i wasn't done. Then, a week ago, i went into grand maul seizures in the middle of the night and wo... Sun, 17 May 2009 23:00:40 EST I moved up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25614680 Wooohooo I moved up to 9% of the team fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> I worked hard this past 2 days, and i plan on working harder. <BR> <em>104</em> Sun, 17 May 2009 22:29:17 EST Thank You Everyone and Good Luck to You all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25609467 i found out friday that my gall bladder is weak and also i have an ulcer producing bacteria called something like H.Piloric. so in the next 2 weeks i wll be on this drug plan (with 2 antibiotics and an acid reducer) i am still gonna try to lose my weight but not knowing what all this will do to me i am going to back out of the boot camp. i will still try to do the workouts i'm sorry i started and failed ya. i was doing well on it as i was down to 213 pounds from 222. i am still gonna watc... Sun, 17 May 2009 18:22:57 EST I hate freaking Florida! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25606567 Ok I know we've been in a drought for a few months but this is ridiculous. Every single day since Wednesday of last week it has rained continuously throughout the day. And not just rain, lightning, thunder, your typical Florida summer. I was out biking today because I was trying to make up for missing Thursday thru Saturday because I wasn't feeling well and recooperating from that.... <BR> <BR> Well about 20 min into my bike ride it started to pour...not just sprinkle, pour. I had to pedal a... Sun, 17 May 2009 15:57:57 EST Day 15...inch by inch it's going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25602099 This our 3rd Sunday together. <BR> <BR> My report for today is <BR> hips 41 <BR> left thigh 25.5 <BR> right thigh 25.25 <BR> waist 34 <BR> ABS 35 <BR> <BR> Inch by inch it's a cinch. <BR> The weight is the same but it's going down by the incch Sun, 17 May 2009 12:26:00 EST My husband is jealous of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25598376 Hello all, My husband has throat cancer, his dr. wants him to gain weight. So April 16, 2009 we bought a scale. I weighted myself. I was 149 pounds. In shock I told my husband, I will loss weight if he gains weight. Yesterday was one month. I have lost 15 pounds. 3 inches in my waist, 3 inches from my hips, and 3 inches from my stomach. I cook only healthy foods, and work out a lot. My husband has gained 8 pound. Pretty good for the both of us. Well his friends noticed that I've lost weight, ... Sun, 17 May 2009 09:36:39 EST Day 16 Workout & Challenge for Monday, May 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25597989 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 16 Workout video for Monday, May 18, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1191 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 2 workout video, as we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Monday</b> (optional) is to do a... Sun, 17 May 2009 09:19:45 EST Killer ABS workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25594009 I found that abs workout to be a killer on my neck I did a little bit of it but it was killing me. I am glad to see that others had trouble. <BR> <BR> I did the 2 mile powerwalking today. Sun, 17 May 2009 00:32:32 EST I BOUGHT A NEW SWIMSUIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25584895 So in the spirit of Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp, I went out yesterday afternoon on the hunt for a new swimsuit! I'm sure there are plenty of ladies who can agree with me when I say, this is no easy task! Luckily, seven swimsuits later along with that icky "I'm never going to find a cute swimsuit" feeling, I FOUND IT! My bright pink super cute tankini! <BR> <BR> My "before" pictures for this Bootcamp may not have been in a swimsuit, but I guarantee my "after" pictures will be! I looked... Sat, 16 May 2009 14:16:39 EST Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25581287 I am going to make myself proud! I am going to the rec center for two hours today whether or not I find someone to come with me. If no one wants to join me, then my iPod will just have to keep me company. I WILL DO IT! Sat, 16 May 2009 10:52:04 EST Day 13, Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25574567 It's done, over, finish!!!! This is the best part of the work out. Just starting is the struggle but the finish is always worthy of celebration. <BR> <BR> I did the FIRM Cardio Party for 30 minutes and the 7 minute upper arms video for day 13. To my fellow team member in Chi-town, something is always better than nothing especially when you are trying to start a new habit. <BR> <BR> Remember the days when we did nothing and didn't ever care? Now we are feeling something when we only do 1/... Fri, 15 May 2009 23:20:47 EST Been Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25574280 Well this started Thursday morning at 1am. We ate at 9pm, I had some cookies that I shouldn't have ate because it started a whole thing. At 1am I got up to throw up and it didn't stop till 6pm last night. I wasn't able to even keep water down. Today was much better I could keep things down but my stomach was still sore from throwing everything up even if there wasn't anything left. I've at least been able to keep chicken soup down and gatorade. I don't think I'll be able to exercise for a few... Fri, 15 May 2009 23:05:21 EST All caught up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25560460 So I fell behind on the workouts. Today I am all caught up. I'm proud. Now I just need more cardio. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 15 May 2009 11:45:08 EST June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x25559308 Will this board still be up in June? I would like to do this all summer long, so if it's not going to be up I need to save the videos. Thanks! Fri, 15 May 2009 11:04:06 EST OH my abs are on FIRE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25557753 After a 2 1/2 hr trip to the gym yesterday! The rest of my body seems to be taking it well, but my abs are definitely on fire, haha! However... It's a great feeling :) Fri, 15 May 2009 10:11:32 EST Day 14 & 15 Workouts & Challenges for May 16 & 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25557103 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> So you can plan for the weekend ahead, I wanted to post both of your workouts today. Please refer to this message for both Saturday and Sunday details. <BR> <BR> Your <b>Day 14 workout video for Saturday, May 16,</b> can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=996 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 7 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan e... Fri, 15 May 2009 09:46:38 EST Broken toes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25554734 So I had an incident while strength training yesterday and broke and jammed 2 does. Their was not way I was going to be able to do my cardio for the day to maintain my Boot Camp. I may be out for several days. Is doing extra videos count in any way? Fri, 15 May 2009 08:12:01 EST calorie intake per day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25540838 I am still somewhat new at this. Can anybody tell me the normal calorie intake range where you should be to lose weight? Did you set where it should be in your nutrition tracker or did it set automatically? I feel like mine might be too high but not sure. I weigh 208 and I am just trying to figure this out. I think it take into account how much excercise you are set to do and how many calories you should eat correct. Does that make sense? Anybody around my weight could you tell me where... Thu, 14 May 2009 16:33:41 EST Fallen off the Wagon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25537740 I have fallen off the boot camp wagon! I've been doing pretty well with eating (but not great either) and I haven't exercised for almost a week. I just need to get motivated again! I feel so sleepy this week that I can barely do anything. I don't know what my problem is! Oh well - I'm getting it in gear tonight even if it's just a tiny work out! <em>15</em> Thu, 14 May 2009 14:22:44 EST Day 13 Workout & Challenge for Friday, May 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25526668 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 13 Workout video for Friday, May 15, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1190 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 6 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Friday</b> (optional) is go... Thu, 14 May 2009 08:00:12 EST Hungry spells. Anybody else have this issuse? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25524852 <BR> I was doing great, but right now I am so hungry. I mean really hungry, my stomach is growling. It is like no matter how much I eat I am still hungry. This has been going on for 4 days. I am eating (everything), exercising, and sleeping. <BR> So what is the deal? I am craving food, not junk food, but filling food. Potatoes, chicken, turkey dogs, peanut butter. I have gone though this before, and it usually just goes away. However, this time around it is lasting longer. Anybody know why ... Thu, 14 May 2009 05:30:30 EST Bootcamp videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25513697 Hi All! <BR> <BR> how do you log the bootcamp videos?? <BR> <BR> Thanks :) <BR> <BR> And great program, by the way. It's fun! Wed, 13 May 2009 17:14:51 EST printable version? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x25508226 Hi, i'm just wondering if there is a printable version for the 10-minute Crunchless Core Video anywhere? I couldn't find a link to one. There is a printable version for Saturday's abs video... but that's not today! :D <BR> <BR> My BFF & I have an outstanding Wednesday date at the gym, and we're working in these workouts. I wrote out the video for today but a printable version would have been a lot easier for me! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 13 May 2009 13:34:52 EST Starting Fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25506786 Here I am ready to get into this challenge. But how does it work? How do I post my results? <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 May 2009 12:46:41 EST weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25506090 Hello all! I am pretty new here and I lost 5 lbs in the first two weeks. Last weekend we went out of town and I wasn't very good and I am having that time of the month and today I weighed and I gained two pounds. I am super bummed! I just need some motivation to get going again! Wed, 13 May 2009 12:24:21 EST Day 12 Workout & Challenge for Thursday, May 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25501714 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 12 Workout video for Thursday, May 14, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1189 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 5 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Thursday</b> (optional) i... Wed, 13 May 2009 10:14:52 EST Seriously.... I gained! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25501693 Seriously... it's hard to stay motivated! I did the challenges 7 days straight, including optional ones... 230 minutes cardio for the week, kept my calorie intake to between 1250 and 1375 and I gained weight! Last year I lost 33lbs. Since Christmas I had only lost 3 lbs, so I thought the challenge would be a good way to ramp it up and get back on track, but I have gained the 3 lbs plus! I even started this challenge TOM ~ so I thought a slight loss was inevitable... ugggh well,it is a bea... Wed, 13 May 2009 10:14:23 EST Cardio Ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25500071 I have the Spark Cardio Blast DVD...I use the Sp site and Youtube & Spark's page on Youtube to find cardio videos. I am getting burnt out on the same ones though. I need something different for a bit, preferably free of charge or little cost..... <BR> <BR> Does anyone use any sites or recommend any good videos? I'm not into the "hardcore" stuff...I really like the cardio kickboxing that SP has. Even anything on Piloxing (cross of Pilates and Boxing). <BR> <BR> Thanks. Wed, 13 May 2009 09:29:05 EST Logging Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25498432 Referring back to "am i logging my minutes right"...Just so that people are aware if they weren't the max you can log at one time is 1 week. So those people with high fitness minutes are only going out a week in advance. Wed, 13 May 2009 08:38:53 EST need lots of thoughts & prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25492520 Hi, <BR> I am fairly new to sparkpeople. I started the bootcamp last week and did very good until Fri and Sat. I picked right back up Sunday. I really need some help today. My dad passed away on Feb 7 (my moms bday), today is his birthday. I am having a hard time making it thru the day. <BR> Tue, 12 May 2009 23:19:57 EST I am bleeding.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25487837 I don't know why I bleed everytime I workout. It's mostly when I do core workout, cardio and running. I don't know if it is something serious. I went to three different doctors last year and all of them say the same thing, that I have a thick wall in my uterus. When I go for running, my ovaries hurt. I am just wondering if anyone is going throught the same thing or if anyone have any idea what's going on....or if it is even normal. Tue, 12 May 2009 20:29:35 EST weigh- in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x25483173 hi can someone please help me. i am not sure of what to do in order to update my weight loss on the tracker. thanks. <em>223</em> Tue, 12 May 2009 16:55:52 EST miscarriage ~ bye for now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25482775 So I notice I have been having the same EXACT symptoms I did when I was pregnant with my daughter... Then ended and now I am having serve abdomen cramping, and started bleeding.. They think it's a miscarriage and said it's to I am way to early in pregnancy that they can't do anything... Unless the pain things gets lots worst. It can take a week or so.... I dunno I am saying bye for now... good luck.. Maybe in a couple of weeks I will feel better... Tue, 12 May 2009 16:39:19 EST Started today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25475271 I'm new to sp and I decided to join a challenge right away! I'm actually quite excited! Tue, 12 May 2009 11:44:06 EST Day 11 Workout & Challenge for Wednesday, May 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25472579 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 11 Workout video for Wednesday, May 13, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1332 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 4 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Wednesday</b> (optional)... Tue, 12 May 2009 10:14:51 EST Bootcamp - Day 4 - Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25470123 Good Morning - Since I go to Curves 3x a week I am doing the Bootcamp on the other days. Today I did DAY 4 and when I logged it in I noticed that under the Strength Training it had two lines listed - see below - did anyone one else notice this??? <BR> <BR> 1st line --- SparkPeople 10-Minute Crunchless Core Video (first half) <BR> <BR> 2nd line - SparkPeople 10-Minute Crunchless Core Video (second half) <BR> <BR> I only saw 1 Video, so I am confused. Thanks <BR> <BR> Have an awesome da... Tue, 12 May 2009 08:53:07 EST Substitute lower body stretch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25469660 Can anyone give me a substitute stretch I can do when the video has you bending your leg behind you and grabbing your ankle to stretch your thigh? Unfortunately, at this point, I cannot grab my ankle, yet... Thank you! <em>41</em> Tue, 12 May 2009 08:38:08 EST Week 1 winners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25469177 Hi! Does anyone still have the email that announced the winners for week 1? I can't seem to find it. Thanks! Tue, 12 May 2009 08:22:25 EST Day 10 Workout & Challenge for Tuesday, May 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25441907 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 10 Workout video for Tuesday, May 12, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1331 </link> (This is the Day 3 workout video, because we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Tuesday</b> (optional) is to a... Mon, 11 May 2009 09:37:12 EST New to SP and starting my first challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25439526 So just joined on Thursday and found this challenge. Started day 1 yesterday, so am a week behind the official start. want to follow the challenges as well as the workouts, will hopefully be able to do the last week a week late! <BR> Looking forward to this and to wearing a bikini without to much embarrassment <em>30</em> Mon, 11 May 2009 08:19:20 EST How do I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25433764 I am still having a problem finding the place where I am supposed to track my fitness minutes for the team challenge. Where can I find this at? Sun, 10 May 2009 22:49:06 EST 15 minute workout suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25433164 I have literally no time to work out (full time student/ full time job. Does anyone have any suggestions for a quick 15 min work out I can do every night to get some excerise in that'll be more beneficial than walking around the block once? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 10 May 2009 22:21:40 EST HOW DO YOU SET UP THE GRAPHIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25431280 that shows your starting wt and your goal/ I see some have turtle as an icon Sun, 10 May 2009 20:58:53 EST Am I logging fitness minutes correctly? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11168x32580x25424183 Okay, so I am doing 2 hours of cardio a day(M-Sat.) and strength training 4-5 days a week, yet my rank is in the 700's. How is that possible? I am logging my cardio minutes everyday. Are you supposed to log any other minutes? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Carmen <em>46</em> Sun, 10 May 2009 13:43:04 EST Happy, happy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25423151 I woke up this morning and did my usually Sunday weigh-in and was so super excited to see that I went down a few pounds!! This bootcamp is EXACTLY what I needed to get my mojo revved up again and I am so very thankful for it. By the end of this challenge, I just MIGHT be at my GOAL weight for the first time since I had my first born, 8 yrs ago! Wow! Check out my page if you want... I'm just so thrilled with all of this, I just had to share! <BR> <em>15</em> <em>91</em> <em>182</em> <e... Sun, 10 May 2009 12:37:29 EST Day 9 Workout & Challenge for Monday, May 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25422650 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Your Day 9 Workout video for Monday, May 11, can be found here:</b> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/<BR>fitness_articles.asp?id=1191 </link> <BR> (This is the Day 2 workout video, as we repeat the 7-day workout plan each week during Bootcamp.) Also, do <b>30 minutes cardio of your choice</b> today as well. <BR> <BR> <b>Your Bonus Challenge for Day 2</b> (optional) is to do an ... Sun, 10 May 2009 12:08:54 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25421106 Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there. Keep up the good work. <BR> Donna Sun, 10 May 2009 10:44:55 EST What are you eating during bootcamp? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25420618 Is anyone changing thier diet? Maybe more water, more veggies, low carbs, high fiber, more protien? <BR> <BR> I am trying to put together a nutrition plan for me and I am curious what everyone else is eating. Sun, 10 May 2009 10:23:27 EST lunges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25414567 Is there an alternative for lunges? My knees are hurting (not muscle sore, but cartiledge hurting) <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be great ... <BR> Thanks! Sat, 9 May 2009 23:50:54 EST Bad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25403016 I did really bad Friday may 8th. I didn't get a change to exercise all day and then after 7p.m I had a Oreo blizzard and instead of exercising after I got my babies to bed I went to bed so I did really bad and I went over my calories to top it off. So today my goal is to get caught up on my exercising and really watch what I eat today. Sat, 9 May 2009 11:51:04 EST hullo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25393994 I just wanted to say hi to everyone, and tell you how excited I am to join this team! (I know that I'm a little late, but better late than never, right?) <BR> I've tried many diets in the past, and none have worked because I learned (after being on SP for awhile) that I was doing many, many things wrong and unhealthily. <BR> But being on teams is very motivating for me, and I'm excited to make this positive change for myself, and also to see everyone else succeed! Fri, 8 May 2009 22:31:46 EST The Spark that started the FIRE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25392114 I want to thank SparkPeople from the bottom of my heart for starting this challenge. <BR> This challenge has awaking the sleeping giant in me. <BR> <BR> I was on a roll when I started in Feb of this year but I got a little too relaxed by April. <BR> <BR> I went from weekly weigh-ins to “Hey I’ll check every month”. <BR> <BR> Five days a week workouts to “Okay, at least I got in two workouts this week”. <BR> <BR> Writing down what I ate to “I can have just a little bit of that and t... Fri, 8 May 2009 21:04:47 EST Rug Burn - Am I the only one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25387153 Question: Did anyone else experience a nasty rug burn from any of the videos? <BR> <BR> I am using a rug (not a mat) and regular cotton exercise clothing. After doing the crunchless video, I noticed a soreness that I am guessing came from the V-shape position leg raises. You can guess as to where the rug burn is located. <BR> <BR> I am bummed because I need to solve the problem before doing the video again. Did I do it wrong? Is the rug a bad idea? Should I switch to being completely on m... Fri, 8 May 2009 16:25:56 EST New official spark weightloss tshirt, vote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25386037 Hey everyone! I was thinking if there was a shirt you could buy that said, "I lost 10 lbs (20,50,100,whatever) with sparkpeople.com" wouldn't you buy it? I know I would love one. I can already picture the little spark lost 20 lbs. emblem they use on their pages on a tshirt. My idea is to post this all around and maybe we can get some action and maybe they'll do some different designs and colors for the shirts.... maybe even some athletic shorts with the little emblem at the bottom... So pleas... Fri, 8 May 2009 15:34:00 EST Working Out With Music!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25385723 I loved that yesterday's bonus challenge was to work out with music! I love music! The right music can sure pump up my workout! <BR> <BR> Today i was feeling kind of tired at lunch time, but i have my ipod with me so i thought, hey i'll plug in some tunes and pump up my LUNCH hour, so i don't have an afternoon "low".... WOW DID IT EVER WORK!! <BR> <BR> So in the spirit of working out with music & pumping up life (and because i *LOVE* music & have 5k + songs in my iTunes library...) belo... Fri, 8 May 2009 15:17:39 EST VERY MAD AT SPARKPEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25383016 Last night I ordered the spark people equipment starters pack that was suppose to be 29.95 or something like that. At the end it didnt add any tax up, which I thought was odd, but another thing is it didnt say how much shipping was going to be.Subtotal ........ 25.95 <BR> Shipping & Handling ........ 33.45 <BR> Total ........ 59.40 <em>234</em> <BR> If I had known shipping and handling was going to be so much I wouldnt have ever ordered this. If... Fri, 8 May 2009 13:20:08 EST videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25377541 Where are the videos for this boocamp I cant find them anywhere? Fri, 8 May 2009 10:02:02 EST Day 7 & 8 Workouts & Challenges for May 9 & 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11167x32580x25377373 <em>227</em> <b>Please do not reply to this informational message.</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> So you can plan ahead for the weekend, I wanted to post both of your workouts today. Please refer to this message for both Saturday and Sunday details. <BR> <BR> Your <b>Day 7 workout video for Saturday, May 9,</b> can be found here: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=996 </link> <BR> (No cardio scheduled for Saturday.) <BR> <BR> Your <b>Bonus Challenge for Day... Fri, 8 May 2009 09:55:51 EST coupons?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25373290 Does anyone have the link for the free kfc unfried chicken. It was on earlier but can't seem to fine it. <BR> <BR> Lesley Fri, 8 May 2009 07:18:23 EST a newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x32580x25368258 Hello Thu, 7 May 2009 22:41:05 EST Where is it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x32580x25362561 I cannot find the videos. I just joined this challenge. Where are the videos?? HELP!! Thu, 7 May 2009 18:38:58 EST