SparkPeople Determination and Accountability Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33779 A team of Sparkers who support and encourage each other through their challenges. SparkPeople Determination and Accountability Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33779 Hi AZ Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x58531115 Hi My New Team Mates; <BR> <BR> I've just joined this little family team so to speak, I think of my team mates as family & friends along the path on this journey through life. We all have value, we all have knowledge to share, experiences others can learn from, love to share, positive energy to share. I believe All You need is love. If you love yourself first then you can have enough love to give away to others in your life that might need a helping hand up into the light. <BR> <BR> I hop... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:03:39 EST Another starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x58516548 Hi there <BR> <BR> I am another lady here starting over... but it's okay. I'm here and showing up is a good start! <BR> <BR> More about me on my page. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone success! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 07:58:32 EST Here to re-start and be accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x58001209 So grateful to have found this team! I am struggling thru my journey, as many of you, and look forward to being held accountable for each kick in the butt that I deserve. I will be 40yo on Thursday(29th), am single, have a Traumatic Brain Injury and capable of losing this weight! Western Mass. is my home, my outdoor gym and my place to succeed. Thank you for allowing me to join you here! Mon, 26 May 2014 09:34:37 EST Support for Injuries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x57982927 I think this is a great blog for people having some sort of injury. This can make them push through with fitness without further damaging their injuries. <BR> <BR> http://injurysolutions.wordpress.com/ <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 May 2014 12:44:21 EST Starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x57636186 <BR> I'm joining this team to return to my healthiest self. It's nice to meet everyone. <em>213</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:34:17 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x57370529 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:39:58 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x57369931 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:58:08 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x57369343 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm back.:) I had moderate success with weight loss a couple years ago with the help of this website. I started at 206 and went down to 172. My goal weight was 154. I lost focus after beginning a new relationship (which eventually led to marriage in July of 2012). It's kind of been downhill ever since. I crept back up to 206 which seems to be where my body says enough is enough! This is the point where I can only fit a few articles of clothing in my wardrobe and I'... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:18:42 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x56716114 Name: Heather <BR> <BR> Location: Arizona <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: 2012? <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Lose 55 lbs <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: To be healthier. <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: Anything below 70 degrees is cold to me and I love reading. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:10:25 EST Goals January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x56172219 Get on a schedule. <BR> Get at least 8000 steps every day. <BR> Organize house. <BR> Paint. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:58:04 EST 14 Days left in December 2013 accountability? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x56014907 Hi, <BR> 14 days left in this year, I would like to finish out the year with "Determination and Accountability" to: <BR> 1. Declutter <BR> 2. Exercise <BR> 3. More declutter <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:14:11 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x55018303 Hi, <BR> My name is Lucy and Im back on Sparkpeople to lose the last 16lbs in my journey, Im 37, an artist , British living in France.Hers a link to my work if anyone is interested???: <BR> <BR> https://www.etsy.com/shop/TokyoPunk <BR> <BR> Happy sparking! Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:08:16 EST Huddle challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x54768258 I challenge each person to huddle once a day to cheer on your fellow teamies! I am hoping to create a positive place where you can add a bit of positive to the day or if you need support ask and you shall receive. I love this team and the top 5 people who huddle daily will win a goodie and some high praise! Tue, 3 Sep 2013 16:32:00 EST Today's Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18225x33779x54598492 <em>277</em> Today's snack (around 9) will be a dozen frozen grapes. <BR> Sheila Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:49:41 EST First ever post online http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x54577141 Hello! I've never posted anything online before but I'm wondering how other people are finding a healthy balance between work (I work 2 jobs) and family and still having " down time". I am totally analysts about running 3-4 days a week so exercise isn't an issue. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:00:43 EST ** Goals Aug. 2013 ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x54341383 What are your goals for this month? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:30:13 EST Hello! New to team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x53859456 Hello! I am new to this team and looking forward to getting Sparked by all of you to stay determined and accountable. <BR> <BR> Cheers! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:35:06 EST May 19th to May 25th Challenge --> No Sodas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x53401451 Howdy Everybody! <BR> <BR> I am new to this group but I am not new to SP. You will see that I have been part of this SP world for way to long and am still trying to get to my goal weight of 150 lbs. This week, I am challenging myself to NO SODAS. This is usually not a hard task for me, but when I go out to eat, I LOVE to have a soda with my meal. <BR> <BR> Who wants to join me? <BR> <BR> Have a Wild-And-Crazy-Week-Soda-Free!!!! Tricia Sun, 19 May 2013 16:32:13 EST Spark People Cookbook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x53346206 Has anyone used the SparkPeople Cookbook? I just got it and have started cooking from it. Now, I HATE to cook but I LOVE this book! It has great tips in it. Anyone else? Tue, 14 May 2013 18:59:29 EST May 2013 - Challenge yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x53242020 Okay - it is already May 6th - so what are you doing to challenge yourself for the Merry Month of May? What do you need to step up on to get closer to your goals? What are the areas you want to see improvement and what are your plans for meeting those difficult aspects and winning the battle? Share your information and thoughts by posting here. Mon, 6 May 2013 12:54:56 EST Ok! This Time I Mean It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x53115148 I have been back and forth, back and forth. I am sick of the roller coaster. My life has been a recent series of ups and downs both physically and mentally and the one thing I lacked was the determination and accountability to change it. I finally realized, duh!! That's what this team is for! I am determined to meet my goal by September 11. Any and all encouragement will be accepted and appreciated by me greatly. <BR> I know I can do this, I have before. This time I cannot get in my ow... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:50:40 EST 30KG LOST AND GONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x52958330 Hi people, <BR> very excited to be posting this morning as Ive just reached 30kg lost goal, thats 66lbs about, I feel really good I have only 14kg (30lbs) to go until I am my goal weight, thanks for reading have a great week!!! X LuCy Sun, 14 Apr 2013 05:23:02 EST Getting back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x52672217 I've been off the wagon for a while now and gained a lot more weight. But with the help of a friend, I've gotten back on track again. I just wanted to say hello to everyone and I hope to be more active in the future!! Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:15:33 EST fatly frustrated not protein prolific http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x52658951 Anyone else work too hard at trying to do their diet/nutrition requirements adding too many calories and foods you wouldn't normally? I know why I got set back, did a mega work out yesterday for eating way too much, but then couldn't sleep and tummy feels like bloat city. (I do believe that I also took in too many salts...) But if I don't keep going, trying, I will never get there. Any ideas other than eggs for low calories high protein, without all the fats, carbs, calories (talking real ... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:17:39 EST For the rest of March 2013 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x52517714 It seems we're running short of challenges right now - as in there aren't any currently running - so I'm throwing this one out there. Basics - but oh so necessary! <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> For the rest of March - I will track my food and drink every day AND I will do at least 10 minutes of exercise every other day. <BR> <BR> 3/13 - _&#8730;__tracked _&#8730;__exercised 10 minutes <BR> 3/14 - _&#8730;__tracked _&#8730;__exercised 10 minutes <BR> 3/15 - ... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:34:06 EST Seems like a good team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x51708732 Hey everyone, my name is Emily. I am a 23 year old college student. I am just finishing up my degree in biology and psychology. Trying to get into a masters program for Occupational Therapy. I enjoy going on hikes and making art. <BR> <BR> I have been overweight since I was young. At my heaviest I weighed 220 lbs (last winter). I am now around 175 lbs. I have been at a stand still for a while and am ready to take the bull by the horns and make weight loss a main goal once more. This seems l... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:11:02 EST 2013 Weigh-In Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x51535165 Anybody can post their weigh-in in this thread. I would prefer that each member replied once & then went back to edit their reply with the new weigh in instead of creating a new reply. <BR> <BR> Feel free to weigh in whenever, there is no set weigh-in day. You can weigh in daily, weekly, monthly, etc. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:50:29 EST Cheese Free January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51465003 My challenge for January is to be cheese free. I don't mean those cheesy movies from the 1980's or silly love songs, those are all good. <BR> <BR> Cheese is a trigger food for me. I don't want to get into too much detail because I don't want trigger a craving in anyone else. <BR> <BR> I know that food shouldn't be classified as good or bad because everything is fine in moderation. However, I can't handle cheese like an adult, so I need to eliminate it. <BR> <BR> I feel like I need... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 07:41:18 EST Twelve Days of CHristmas Challenge - Days 10 & 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51464058 On the 10th Day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gave to you <BR> A well earned day of rest <BR> <BR> On the 11th Day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gives to you <BR> 11 standing knee crunches (each side) Fri, 4 Jan 2013 06:01:44 EST The Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51427404 On the 9th day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gives to you <BR> 9 leaping buttkicks! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 07:06:33 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challege - Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51419670 On the eigth day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gives to you <BR> 8 pulsing lunges (on each side) Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:53:54 EST Just for "Me" in 2013 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51412693 Hey Teammies! Welcome to a brand New Year and a new challenge made "just for me." <BR> The challenge is simple: do something nice just for yourself each day. It could be as simple as smiling at yourself in the mirror or as big as making that major decision that you have wanted but put off. Post to the daily chat thread at least weekly for a chance to win a goodie on your page. I will monitor the chat and award 2 goodies weekly to those participating. I really hope to see some amazing thi... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:02:09 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51401548 On the Seventh day of Christmas <BR> Santababe give to you <BR> Seven chair dips! <BR> <BR> Sorry for the late postings, this flu is kicking Santababe's butt! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:26:33 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51384656 On the sixth day of Christmas <BR> Safaribabe gives to you <BR> Six sit-ups! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:08:53 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51373023 On the fifth day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gives to you <BR> 5 Jumping Jacks! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:00:45 EST Twelve Days Of Christmas Challenge - Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51357592 On the fourth day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gives to you... <BR> 4 Prisoner Squats! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:48:01 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51341504 On the third day of Christmas <BR> Santababe gives to you <BR> Three burpees! Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:25:55 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51329266 On the second day of Christmas, <BR> Santababe gives to you <BR> a 1 minute plank! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Wed, 26 Dec 2012 06:44:30 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51321974 On the first day of Christmas, <BR> Santababe gives to thee <BR> Water a plenty! <BR> <BR> (Yeah if you stretch it you can sing it to the tune! LOL) <BR> <BR> That's right besure to get atleast 10 glasses as you go through the day. Egg Nog is nice but naughty for the hips! So take a sip but be sure to get some extra water today! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 07:53:34 EST Christmas Stocking Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51321936 Merry Christmas to All! <BR> <BR> Bleary eyed with sleep, you stumble down the stairs and peek into your stocking hanging by the chimney with care. In your stocking you find the following 5 challenges from Santa! They are.... <BR> <BR> 1) 5 Burpees <BR> 2) 25 Pushups <BR> 3) 50 Jumping Jacks <BR> 4) 50 Squats <BR> 5) 20 Lunges (10 each side) <BR> <BR> Completing Santa's challenges and reporting back here will be rewarded with special goodies! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas and good luck! Tue, 25 Dec 2012 07:47:35 EST Christmas Challenge - December 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51313451 Before we widen our hips with all that Figgy Pudding...let's do a bit of butt work! Time for some Hip Thrusts! Bodyweight only is just okie dokie! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCm-70-9_XE </link> <BR> <BR> Easy 50 <BR> Medium 100 <BR> Hard 200 <BR> <BR> Good Luck and Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> PS Tomorrow starts the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge (12 Days of working off the Christmas Goodies!) PLUS....there will also be a little Challenge in your Christmas Stockings so keep... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 07:58:16 EST Christmas Challenge - December 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51304468 Two days left....that means it's Burpees time! <BR> <BR> Easy: 10 <BR> Medium: 20 <BR> Hard: 30 <BR> <BR> Without stopping! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIQx1FiQt50 </link> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 09:46:16 EST Christmas Challenge - December 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51294601 OK...y'all are doing so great with these challenges I'm going to have to up the ante! So let's jump some rope today! Now don't worry if you don't have a rope to jump or that if you did have a rope you'd just end up tangled in it (like I would!). If there's no rope around then pretend to jump rope. <BR> <BR> Easy: 100 jumps <BR> Medium: 300 jumps <BR> Hard: 750 jumps <BR> <BR> All in one go! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Sat, 22 Dec 2012 08:45:34 EST Christmas Challenge - December 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51283114 Today's challenge is to work those arms! We all want shapely arms so here goes....let's go with some lateral lifts! <BR> <BR> Easy: 20 <BR> Medium: 40 <BR> Hard: 60 <BR> <BR> Can be done with or without weights. <BR> <BR> Here's a link on the form... <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASNNE44n_Zk </link> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:35:34 EST Christmas Challenge - December 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51272367 After all that movingyesterday, you're probably a little thirsty! So today's challenge is to drink 3L of water (that's 12 glasses for the non-metric of us)! Drink Up! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Thu, 20 Dec 2012 06:16:54 EST Christmas Challenge - December 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51261618 And now for something completely different! With less than a week to the big day, motivation can be a little short. So in this two part challenge, check out this article and the embedded video, the get moving for 20 mins! Doesn't matter HOW you move so long as you get moving for 20 mins. So get out there and walk, run, wog, dance, bike, swim ...whatever...just MOVE! <BR> <BR> To get credit for this challenge, let us know what you thought of the video and what you did. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 06:43:32 EST Christmas Challenge - December 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51249305 Let's see....what haven't we done yet..... OH! I know!! How about some side planks! <BR> <BR> Side plank - hold to your max 2 times on each side! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Tue, 18 Dec 2012 05:20:00 EST Christmas Challenge - December 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51237614 Let's stick with the abs, shall we??? How about some Russian Twists....Don't know them, well here's a video to help you with the form... <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pObEPJ_6w5E </link> <BR> <BR> Easy: 10 <BR> Medium: 25 <BR> Hard: 50 <BR> <BR> 1 = left & right <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:47:27 EST Christmas Challenge - December 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51226399 Time to get those abs engaged! It's sit-up time!! <BR> <BR> Easy: 15 <BR> Medium: 30 <BR> Hard: 60 <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:53:56 EST Christmas Challenge - December 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51215759 10 Days left to the eating fest! So let's get busy today with some plie squats! <BR> <BR> easy: 25 <BR> Medium: 50 <BR> Hard: 100 <BR> <BR> in 1 go, no breaks <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:24:58 EST Christmas Challenge - December 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51203828 Let's slow things down a bit with some yoga! <BR> <BR> Do at least 10 mins of yoga today! SP has a bunch of yoga videos or find one on the web. <BR> <BR> Good Luck Fri, 14 Dec 2012 04:20:24 EST Christmas Challenge - December 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51192204 Time for some more cardio....Only 12 days left til Christmas! <BR> <BR> Easy: 20 <BR> Medium: 50 <BR> Hard: 75 <BR> <BR> (both legs are 1 rep) <BR> <BR> Need some help with form? Check out this video <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAJ_J3EZkdY </link> <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:56:55 EST Christmas Challenge- December 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51180238 Let's stay with the legs today with some Lunges! <BR> <BR> easy: 10 <BR> medium: 30 <BR> Hard: 50 <BR> <BR> Left and right is 1 <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:46:34 EST 13 Day No Sugar Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51172466 I am going to recruit all of my D&A friends to help me kick the sugar habit! <BR> <BR> As of right now it is 13 days until Christmas & I want one of my presents to myself to be sugar FREE!!! <BR> <BR> I plan on posting in this thread my struggles / accomplishments / etc. with my challenge!! <BR> <BR> Feel free to join me!! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:58:22 EST Christmas Challenge - December 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51167201 Today's challenge is calf raises! <BR> <BR> easy: 100 <BR> medium: 150 <BR> hard: 300 <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:15:40 EST Christmas Challenge - December 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51153921 Guess the butt kicks weren't a huge success. Perhaps y'all will like today's challenge more... it's mountain climbers! <BR> <BR> easy: 25 <BR> medium: 50 <BR> Hard: 100 <BR> <BR> 1 rep is both legs. so easy is 50 reps total <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's a link if you need a refresher on the techique <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI8u58hPam4 </link> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 05:42:43 EST Christmas Card Exchange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x51148627 Anyone want to exchange Christmas cards? <BR> <BR> I am really trying to get into the spirit this year & while I was digging out decoration I found my Christmas cards! <BR> <BR> If you would like to exchange cards send me a private sparkmail & we can exchange snail mail addresses!!! Sun, 9 Dec 2012 17:46:57 EST Chistmas Challenge - December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51141907 Time for some cadio! So let's do some buttkicks! An NO I do not mean kicking your spouse or boss or anyone else in their butt. <em>20</em> WE're going to kick our own butt! <BR> <BR> easy: 50 <BR> medium: 75 <BR> hard: 100 <BR> <BR> Each leg, in 1 set <BR> <BR> Here's a link to see good buttkicking... <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LorypglJoZs </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:25:09 EST Chistmas Challenge - December 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51141903 Time for some cadio! So let's do some buttkicks! An NO I do not mean kicking your spouse or boss or anyone else in their butt. <em>20</em> WE're going to kick our own butt! <BR> <BR> easy: 50 <BR> medium: 75 <BR> hard: 100 <BR> <BR> Each leg, in 1 set <BR> <BR> Here's a link to see good buttkicking... <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=LorypglJoZs </link> Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:24:39 EST Christmas Challenge - December 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51130643 Welp. we've done arms and legs....so that must mean it's CRUNCH time! <BR> <BR> Easy: 50 <BR> Medium: 100 <BR> Hard: 150 <BR> <BR> Any kind of crunches count and this can be done in more than one set! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:59:41 EST Christmas Challenge - December 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51118929 OK time to get those legs going. So it's time for some squats! <BR> <BR> easy: 50 squats <BR> Medium: 100 squats <BR> hard: 150 squats <BR> <BR> (doesn't have to be 1 set) <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:13:20 EST Christmas Challenge - December 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51105970 Time to work those arms (I know that's my favorite area.....NOT!). So how about some chair dips! <BR> <BR> Easy: 10 <BR> Medium: 20 <BR> Hard 40 <BR> <BR> Here's a good how to video for this exercise. <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKjcgfu44sI </link> or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKjcgfu44sI if the link doesn't work. <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Thu, 6 Dec 2012 06:32:33 EST Christmas Challenge - December 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51092060 This one's an oldie but a goodie. It's Push-up time! Any kind of push-ups count, but do try to challenge yourself, remember all those holiday parties are ramping up to high gear! <BR> <BR> Easy: 20 pushups <BR> Medium: 50 pushups <BR> Hard: 100 pushups <BR> <BR> (doesn't have to be 1 set) <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Wed, 5 Dec 2012 06:10:35 EST Christmas Challenge - December 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51078283 It's time to get off the floor after the last couple challenges and get get moving! So today's challenge is Jumping Jacks! Choose your level (while still making this a challenge) and get moving. <BR> <BR> Easy: 50 <BR> Medium: 100 <BR> Hard: 150 <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Tue, 4 Dec 2012 04:56:20 EST Christmas Challenge - December 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51064044 If it's Monday, that must mean today's challenge is...Bridges! The bridge has to be held continuously to count. <BR> <BR> Easy: 1 minute <BR> Medium: 1:30 minutes <BR> Hard: 2 minutes <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 05:46:27 EST Christmas Challenge - December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51050909 This one is very straight forward. It's PLANKS! Pick your level then hold one plank for the specified time. If you lose the plank, start over. <BR> <BR> Easy: 45 sec <BR> Moderate: 1 min <BR> Hard: 1:30 min Sun, 2 Dec 2012 07:10:20 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x51049888 I am know as the Goodgirl. I like to surround myself with positive people who are determined. I am encouraged when I see consistency and endurance that keeps us all strong. We are gonna reach our goals. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 02:07:25 EST Christmas Challenge - December 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x51037925 This is a daily challenge. Each day leading up to Christmas itself I will post a new challenge, so come back and check the Goals & Challenges Forum each day. The day's challenge will always be at the top of the forum. Most of the challenges will be fitness related to help us combat all the holiday calories that run rampant this time of year, but not all. Send me a SparkMail if you have suggestions for a challenge. <BR> <BR> Here's today's challenge: <BR> We all know that saving for holuday s... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:32:11 EST Thanksgiving Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x50843492 Twas the week ‘ere Thanksgiving and all through the home, <BR> Preparations were started, many people would come! <BR> They’d want stuffing and taters and pies and some cake. <BR> For a girl eating healthy, what e'er would she make? <BR> <BR> All the food, all the wine, all the sitting and talking, <BR> She knows she should flee, go out, do some walking! <BR> "Relax", says her friends, "you know you can do it! <BR> With Spark pals behind you, there’ll be nothing to it!" <BR> <BR> To prepare... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:00:18 EST 30-Day Shred! (Starting Nov. 7) - Join Me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11743x33779x50630824 Ok, I am going to start the 30 - Day Shred (AGAIN) on Nov. 7; anyone want to join me!! If so, we can post in this thread. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:06:48 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x50620638 I just realized that I had joined several years ago but never used the account, and my first post was under that old username and account. So I deleted that, and here is my introduction again. Had totally forgotten that I had joined the site a few years ago, but never followed through. This time I will! <BR> <BR> I'm finally writing (at 6 am on Sunday morning) to introduce myself. Probably like everyone else here I have tried it all, from WW to HCG (which worked great but I never could maint... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:58:36 EST Howdy Folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x50573970 I'm Stacy (Born & Raised Texan from Garland/Mesquite * Dallas County) <BR> <BR> 2011 ended with me losing 21 lbs! *YAY* <BR> (started at 197.7 lbs & I was in a tight size 16) <BR> <BR> I'm now a size 12 (loose) with 14 more lbs. to lose! <BR> I have now lost a total of 33.7 lbs and many inches! <BR> I haven't been this weight in MANY years. <BR> <BR> I've been married to my hubby Dave for 19 years (been together for 21) and we have a son, Cory that graduated from high school in May, ... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:09:25 EST I AM A HEALTHY BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x50367998 I AM A HEALTHY BMI!!! DOWN FROM OBESE 4.5 MONTHS AGO!!! YIPEEE!!!! <BR> I am posting everywhere I am so pleased, my next challenge is to get to the mid to low end of the 'Healthy' range by loseing 38lbs, I want to do it by next Spring!!!THANKS FOR READING XXX LuCy Sat, 13 Oct 2012 07:36:29 EST Accountability Partners for Health & Life Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x50362495 I joined Sparkpeople, and this team in particular, because I used to have an accountability partner and it was super helpful to me, not just for diet and fitness, but for other life goals. We would email each other twice a week and set monthly, weekly and daily goals. Sometimes we would email daily for certain challenging days. One time I had a crazy year of getting my masters degree, planning my wedding, and losing weight for the wedding, all in one year, and he helped me to get through i... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:17:26 EST Feeling stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x50327979 After 2-3 months of doing bits of exercise here and there, Im (today!!!) feeling stronger!!! I put on a couple of DVDs Ive been working on these past two months and was feeling 'pumped up' during the hard bits -like it was easier than before, where I would attack the reps slowly and with terrible form, so I guess its paying off XXX LuCy Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:35:13 EST Desperate to find exercise buddy via skype!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x50183032 Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I'm new to this online support group and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I set... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 02:52:36 EST 2.5inches off my waist... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49861228 Dear Sparkers, <BR> I want to lose 2.5inches off my waist to be a dress size smaller, I dont know how best to go about this as its going everywere else first. Does anyone know about targetting problem areas? I just lost 34lbs but this only made my waist 1 inch smaller! Will this ratio change? Will I lose more inches for lbs as I get nearer my goal?Has losing 34lbs made my stomach fat less compact so it will tighten up if I keep losing?Will a good session of abs everyday reep results? or card... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:28:00 EST Transition... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x49703926 Ive been sparking properly for 2.5 months solid now and have acheived some great goals but my quiet summer at home is about to get rocked as I go back to finish my Art Degree after a 10 year break, I will be in an apartment in town budgeting and cooking for myself (and the budget is tight) I may not have internet connectivity and all students around me will be 10years yonger and partying left right and centre. I am WORRIED! Will I be the only one who doesnt drink,smoke or eat anything good?, ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:03:30 EST Challenge question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49654658 Due to some serious physical limitations I can't do any of the challenge exercises, and I suspect I'm not the only one. Do you have any suggestions for the mobility-challenged? Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:19:13 EST September Push-Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49648848 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> September Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> CAN YOU... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:40:14 EST ** September Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49648839 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** September Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>40... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:39:10 EST September Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49648831 September Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:38:25 EST September Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49648821 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> September Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let u... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:37:42 EST September Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x49648805 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> September Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes yo... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:36:48 EST Excited to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x49608200 My name is Ashley and I started useing sparkpeople about a week ago and I am just now figuring out how to use it. There is SO much information on here that it is a little overwhelming at first. I am excited to get started and start feeling better! I am getting ready to start week 3 of couch to 5k! It is a little rough, but I know I will be proud of myself when I can overcome these obsticles. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:17:43 EST New seeking accountability buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x49330525 Hi my name is Lucy, I have been sparking seriously now for 7 weeks -just hit a plateau looking for accountability, just added fitness to the routine (and managed to injure myself) been sparking everyday-quite serious about this anybody feel they want to correspond??? X LuCy. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 09:13:13 EST Daily Food Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18225x33779x49272851 Thursday Plan <BR> <BR> yogurt, fruit, oatmeal, agave syrup <BR> salad, protein shake, grapes, whole wheat pita <BR> ww lasagna noodles, sausage, sauce, green beans, cheese casserole <BR> sugar free klondike bar Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:47:34 EST deleted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x49270831 deleted. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 08:35:44 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x49172465 I'm back again (for the xxth time), trying to really do this. I have a love/hate relationship with diets. Any word where'die' is the majority part of the word can't be good. Every time I die, I end up gaining weight instead. This time I'm trying to incorporate healthy in-season (cheaper) produce. I'm a member of a local CSA so each week is like I'm on the show 'Chopped' trying to find a way to make a great meal out of what's available. <BR> <BR> I love to cook and bake. But trying to ... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:00:21 EST Hi i'm new!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x48940541 Name-Linda <BR> Location-Tuckasegee NC <BR> Joined-today July 11 2012 <BR> <BR> 51 and overweight and prediabetic got to get my health and weight under control..so I hope to do this with help from new friends who knows where I am and where I need to be.... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:05:39 EST Accountability Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x48702464 I am really looking for some "Accountability Buddies". Someone that is maybe texting each other, not just through SparkMail, or regular e-mail. Something more personal. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested, you can reply here, or send me a private SparkMail so we can exchange cell numbers! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> <BR> Join us on the Determination & Accountability Daily Chat Thread <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t<BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33<BR>779x25969661... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:38:23 EST Cleanse?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x48702387 I know there are no quick fixes to my weight loss . . . . I refuse to take diet pills, mainly because most of them give me the jitters so bad it's unreal!!! <BR> <BR> I am thinking about doing a cleanse over a weekend!! I have read all about colon cleanses and such, any input?? <BR> <BR> Ya'll have a great day! <BR> <BR> Join us on the Determination & Accountability Daily Chat Thread <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t<BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33<BR>779x25969661... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:30:39 EST Week 1 (6/3-6/9/12): Summertime Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x48350899 Summer Time….and the living is easy….. <BR> <BR> That’s always been one of my favorite songs, but we know that there’s nothing easy about summer time when you’re trying to lose weight! And all those bikini-clad bodies on the beach just add to the stress…and wearing shorts....well don’t get me started! <BR> <BR> Or am I totally off base….Summer time is ALSO a time of great fresh produce! Blueberries, Strawberries and Tomatoes are all fresh and easier to find locally grown in the summer. Als... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:32:01 EST May Flower http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x48165941 Name (Sparkname or Real): angie <BR> Starting Weight:187 <BR> Ending Weight: <BR> Goal for this Week: Healthy Cooking <BR> Spell Here:MAY <BR> <BR> Total Points: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are the stations…. <BR> <BR> M = March – Get those legs moving…whether it’s walking, running, or biking, let’s move it for 30 mins! <BR> <BR> A = Apple – Eat 3 servings of fresh fruit or veg. (juice does not count and does not have to be done at the same time) <BR> <BR> Y = YOU! - Make sure you spend ... Mon, 21 May 2012 11:07:01 EST Week 4 (5/20-5/26/12): May Flowers Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x48149865 May is in full bloom and summer is just around the corner! So what better way to kick it up a notch! This challenge is a variation of the G-H-O-S-T game I played as a kid. Where you had to complete one task before you could take your letter and move on to the next task! And here’s how it’s going to work…. <BR> <BR> Our game is going to celebrate all the beautiful May flowers blooming all over the show!! And this is the May Flowers Challenge! In this challenge you have to spell out M-A-Y-... Sun, 20 May 2012 08:59:56 EST Week 3 (5/13-5/19/12): The Take-Away Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x48044784 I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE Chinese Food! Of course the stero-typical Chinese menu lets you choose one appetizer from column A, and entrée from column B and your starches from column C. <BR> <BR> This week, we’re going to the Chinese take-away! That’s right…you got it….to succeed at this challenge, just pick one item from column A, one from column B and one from column C each day this week! Easy peasy! <BR> <BR> You choose your own menu! You can do all of these or some of thes... Sun, 13 May 2012 07:56:11 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x48009713 Hello Everyone!! I just signed up to this and am looking forward to incorporating this into my health and fitness goals to keep me MOTIVATED! I need all of the support I can get in order to lose this last 25 pounds and STAY healthy!! Thu, 10 May 2012 17:21:04 EST New Here: room for One More? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x47958995 Hello People~ <BR> Looks like a busy place but if you have room for one more, mind if I crowd in? ........ If you have time, please come visit my spark page~It tells the story ..... (I am on short coffee break at work--otherwise, would probably say more. <BR> <BR> I do love fitness and exercise, and am working on that last STUBBORN ten pound thing!! ...... (well maybe 15) ............ Ok, now I'm being honest! ......... Hope to meet you........ <em>108</em> ............... Jan ............. Mon, 7 May 2012 16:43:58 EST Week 2 (5/6 – 5/12/12): Mix It Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47927692 This week’s challenge is all about mixing things up in our lives. If you’re anything like me, you tend to be a creature of habit. Well sometimes it’s a good idea to shake up the routine a bit! So here’s what we’re going to do! <BR> <BR> For our nutrition, we are going to eat a rainbow of foods this week. But here’s the thing….brown and white food does not count toward your color count. Also….only the basic colors count – so cherry red and fire-engine red are BOTH just red!! Every color that ... Sat, 5 May 2012 17:04:07 EST Clean Slate. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x47915739 Hi everyone new team member here. <BR> <BR> I am a 41 year old guy called Frank. I live in Scotland with my wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters and i am also a binge eater. <BR> <BR> I have been on and off the spark for sometime now as well as being on Overeaters Anonymous and the Smart Recovery program. Up until these past couple of weeks i have really struggled to committing to my lifestyle change. Sometimes i would last a week or if i am lucky i would last a couple of months and t... Fri, 4 May 2012 18:29:38 EST Week 1 (4/29-5/5/12): The Consistency Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47817092 Hey Y’all! I don’t know about you, but after several months of being really good about tracking what I eat and drinking all my water, I’m finding I’m having some issues with consistency the last couple weeks. So I’ve designed this challenge to help us all with our consistency. And here’s how it works…. <BR> <BR> You pick the three (3) goals that you want to be more consistent with – one in each of the following categories: NUTRITION, FITNESS, and MOTIVATION. For each day you meet each goal,... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 07:03:01 EST Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47718433 Each letter represents 1 task to perform during the day. Perform the task and take the letter. Take 20 points for each letter you take. Pretty simple eh? Here are the tasks…. <BR> <BR> A = Aerobic Activity…..Get 30 mins of cardio and take the letter! <BR> P = Parched…Avoid becoming parched by drinking plenty of water. Drink 8 glasses and take the letter! <BR> R = Record… Record everything you eat AND stay within your SP determined limits and take the letter! <BR> I = Inspire….Inspire others ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:01:37 EST Week 4 (4/22-4/28/12): The April Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47699914 Hey y’all! So this is the last challenge in the 4-Week Ultimate Challenge AND the last challenge in April!!! And here’s how it works…. <BR> <BR> Each letter represents 1 task to perform during the day. Perform the task and take the letter. Take 20 points for each letter you take. Pretty simple eh? Here are the tasks…. <BR> <BR> A = Aerobic Activity…..Get 30 mins of cardio and take the letter! <BR> P = Parched…Avoid becoming parched by drinking plenty of water. Drink 8 glasses and take th... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:39:13 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x47625546 Hello, everyone! My name is Cassie, I live in northern Missouri with my husband and doggie! I have started over on my journey at sparkpeople recently. I have been putting my other priorities like, work, school, and family in front of my weight loss goals. But I'm turning over a new leaf and putting that into the past. Starting today, I'm going to begin workout and eating right everyday. The phrase, "I'll start tomorrow," is no longer a part of my vocabulary. Today is the day I will start. And... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:06:50 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47612169 Sample Tracker: Name (Sparkname or Real):EastTexas RD <BR> <BR> Starting Weight:185 <BR> Ending Weight: <BR> Goal for this Week:Complete Obstacle <BR> <BR> REGISTRATION (50pts max.):50 <BR> SUNDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> MONDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> TUESDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> WEDNESDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> THURSDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> FRIDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> SATURDAY (100pts max): <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> <B... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:24:34 EST Week 3 (4/15-4/21/12): The Obstacle Course is BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47587520 I’m SO glad to see so many new competitors in the challenge! Since y’all rocked the last challenge….I think it’s time to throw some “obstacles” in your path this week! Cause I KNOW y’all can plow right thru these! That’s right…this week the obstacle course is BACK!! <BR> <BR> To maneuver through THIS course, you need to do 2 obstacles per day. Each obstacle may only be attempted ONCE…unless otherwise indicated. One obstacle in each category can be attempted TWICE as marked. Each obstacle ... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 07:09:19 EST Weekly goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47497589 Name (Sparkname or Real): Kelley <BR> <BR> Goal A: Drink 8 8oz cups of water (This is tough) <BR> Goal B: Track calories burned -- I haven't exercised regularly in a year. <BR> <BR> Sunday: 50 <BR> Monday: 100 <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> Total Points: Mon, 9 Apr 2012 12:51:51 EST Week 2 (4/8-4/14/12): Back To Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47474844 Pick two of the fast break goals and stick to them everyday!!! 50pts per goal met per day (Max 100 pts per day). DO NOT PICK SOMETHING YOU ARE ALREADY DOING. If you've stopped tracking calories because you're so far along, then ok - track your calories. But if not - DON'T PICK THAT ONE FOLKS. <em>20</em> The point is to CHALLENGE yourself. And I'm going to let you be the judge of what will be challenging for you to do. :D Also -- this is so that you can get a good STREAK going on. :D <BR>... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 21:28:34 EST Finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47459304 April Fools task complete! Fri, 6 Apr 2012 17:52:22 EST The real me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x47444196 Hello everyone . i am May AbdelWareth 26 years old , i am Egyptian and proud :D <BR> my dearest purple tulip introduced me to SPARK PEOPLE and i became addicted, i spend more time on it than FB or Twitter, it became my companion. <BR> my weight was always up and down but with a certain range but after a 2 years stressful work experience i couldnt believe the number i saw on the scale.it took me some time trying to lose weight and then getting back to the old habits. <BR> But with this site i ... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 17:51:54 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x47425533 August 15 Wed, 4 Apr 2012 14:38:03 EST On The Podium . . . XRSIZE18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x47383140 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> XRSIZE18 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=XRSIZE18 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else?... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 08:06:04 EST Week 1 (4/1-4/7/12): The April Fool's Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47353739 Spring always brings out the inner child in me. The warm weather takes me back to care-free days of playing with friends out of doors. I remember playing a game called G-H-O-S-T when I was a kid. Basically the object of the game was to shoot the basketball into the hoop from pre-designated positions around the court or driveway as the case may be.. You couldn’t go on to the next position until you succeeded at the first position and collected your letter. This is the basis for this week’s cha... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:23:33 EST Exercise Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11743x33779x47337127 Good Morning Team! <BR> <BR> I am looking for some good suggestions for exercise videos! Looking for weight loss and/or muscle toning! <BR> <BR> Looking for suggestions on instructors, too!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:54:33 EST Interim Challenge (3/25-3/31): The Inner You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47247882 OK so I was looking at the calendar, and I realized that April 1 is on a Sunday. So rather than start a new 4 week ultimate challenge this Sunday, I thought I would hold off then we can start the new month off with a new cycle. <BR> <BR> BUT that doesn’t mean we get to be slackers this week…OH NO! This week we’re going to do something just a little bit different…. I’m not going to set the challenge….YOU ARE!! <BR> <BR> And here’s how it’s going to work…. <BR> <BR> We all know that SP has ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:57:22 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x47178653 Name: Nikki <BR> <BR> Location: Western NY <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: 3/20/12 <BR> <BR> Goal Weight: 135lbs <BR> <BR> Goal Weight Loss: 150lbs <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: Stop emotional eating; stop allowing weight to determine quality of life <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: <BR> 1) I lived in AK for 3yrs <BR> <BR> 2) I love participating in slam poetry <BR> <BR> Anything else you want to share: I am 30 years old, single, childless... Considering a dog within the next few yrs:-) ... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:37:00 EST Pass It On!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47132993 OK y'all....here's a new challenge thanks to LIVELAUFLUV, who suggested that we start a thread where we challenge each other! <BR> <BR> Here's how it works. One person posts a challenge, the the person who takes up the challenge reports that they've done it and adds the next challenge. And so on and so on. <BR> <BR> Please make sure that the challenges are doable in a few mins time.....so go run a marathon, would probably not be a good one! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So.....here's the first ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:55:35 EST Week 4 (3/18-3/24/12): Spring Is Sprung! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47132880 Ahhhh Spring….that glorious time of the year!! A time of renewal and rebirth, of recommitting to goals and resuming healthy habits! So this week’s challenge is all about celebrating the new season! This is the last of the month’s challenges, so be sure to get your points in on time!! As always the challenge runs from Sunday – Saturday, and all scores are due by noon Eastern US time the following Sunday! Good Luck and Happy Spring!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Strength Training: <BR> With the warmer we... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:48:59 EST Week 3 (3/11-3/17/12): Chinese Takeaway Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x47011629 I don’t know about you all, but I LOVE Chinese Food! Of course the stero-typical Chinese menu lets you choose one appetizer from column A, and entrée from column B and your starches from column C. <BR> <BR> This week, we’re going to the Chinese take-away! That’s right…you got it….to succeed at this challenge, just pick one item from column A, one from column B and one from column C each day this week! Easy peasy! <BR> <BR> You choose your own menu! You can do all of these or some of thes... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:33:40 EST Week 2 (3/4-3/10/12): The Obstacle Course! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46889671 Since y’all rocked the first challenge….I decided to throw some “obstacles” in your path this week! That’s right…this week is the obstacle course! To maneuver through THIS course, you need to do 2 obstacles per day. Each obstacle may only be attempted ONCE…unless otherwise indicated. One obstacle in each category can be attempted TWICE as marked. Each obstacle you maneuver is worth 10 pts. Before you can start the race, you must “register” for the course by posting your tracking thread – cop... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 22:14:04 EST not so new. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x46868267 Hi everyone i have been in sp for quiet some time have seceded but then went back to my old habits. pregnant made me eat too much. but now i want to regain my self to be active, healthy and focus on my self. this is why I think this team will help me stay determine in my path to reach my goal. Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:35:42 EST Week 1 (2/26-3/3/12): Variety Is the Spice of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46766337 William Cowper, an English poet, wrote “Variety’s the very spice of live, That give it all its flavor.” <BR> <BR> I tend to be a creature of habit. I do the same things week after week. I have my set meals that I cook on rotation week after week. Countless SP articles have told me that it’s good to change things up from time to time, but, let's face it, habits are hard to break. <BR> <BR> This week’s challenge is ALL about variety. The challenge will be broken up into 4 Parts – Nutrition, ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:50:03 EST Weekly Challenge General Information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46765739 <em>227</em> DO NOT POST OR REPLY TO THIS THREAD!!! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> The Weekly Challenges will be posted each Saturday night and will run along a Sunday to Saturday week. Please have all scores posted by 3PM Eastern US Time the Sunday following the challenge. <BR> <BR> Only reply to the challenge thread with ONE tracking post. This makes it easier for me to tally the points. <BR> <BR> Although these are weekly challenges, and can certainly be performed on a stand-alone basis, ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:13:38 EST Last Warm-Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46757613 Hope y'all are getting ready for the weekly challenge that starts tomorrow!! <BR> <BR> First off...a HUGE <em>244</em> to every one who has completed the first three warm up challenges!!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge, shou;d you choose to take it up, is to do one (1) SP fitness video...,one that is not part of your normal fitness routine! <BR> <BR> To claim your credit...tell us which video you did, how you liked it and grab your <em>248</em> icon! Easy as that! <BR> <BR> Don't forget... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 07:03:40 EST 3rd Warm-Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46741740 Hey y'all!! <BR> <BR> Well...2 warm-up challenges down! 2 challenges to go before the return of Weekly Challenges to D&A! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> In case you missed the 2nd Warm-Up Challenge (and either a lot of people did....OR y'all really loathed it! LOL) you can check it out here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779<BR>x46724277 </link> <BR> <BR> So....Here is Friday's Challenge..... <BR> <BR> You are hereby challeneged ... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:36:14 EST 2nd Warm-Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46724277 Y'all ROCKED yesterday's challenge!! <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Last night I went out to dinner with Mom and have to admit that I not only went over my cals limit but also did not log all of what I ate. Was just too tired by the time I got home. Also on a typical day, there are things that I eat (like my daily Peppermint Patty mini) that don't make it to my log.... <BR> <BR> SO! Here is the 2nd Warm-Up Challenge.... <BR> <BR> You are hereby challenged to log EVERYTHING that you eat and drink ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:10:02 EST 1st Warm-Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x46706323 Hey y’all – <BR> <BR> I’m SafariBabe and I’m going to try to revive the challenges portion of the group. I LOVE a good challenge….For me they keep the process of getting healthy fresh and interesting. AND they have the added benefit of keeping my flea-like attention span engaged. LOL <BR> <BR> So… here’s the deal. Starting Sunday…we’re going to have weekly challenges. I will post the challenge for the week by Saturday night for the next Sunday – Saturday. BUT to get things going and get e... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:00:58 EST On The Podium . . . SAFARIBABE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x46446291 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> SAFARIBABE <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=SAFARIBABE </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or e... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:40:43 EST Hello everyone! I am new to SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x46304984 I am 59, a female and married! I sure can use all the encouragement I can get. Also, I am disabled which makes it even harder. excercise is out of the question. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to this approach and welcome all support I can get! <em>198</em> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 14:34:53 EST Question & Advice PLEASE :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x46267295 Hello!! <BR> <BR> Today is Day 5 for me on Sparkpeople, and of my 10 Day Zumba challenge. I have been eating VERY well, sticking to the lower end of my daily recommended caloric intake. I have been reading a lot that in order to make a "diet" work, you have to allow yourself treats - or more relaxed meals. That if you do a strict diet, and don't allow yourself the occasional treat that you are more likely to regress back to old habits. <BR> <BR> I was planning on allowing myself to b... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:19:27 EST Sometime WE can be our own worse Enemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x46081628 I start out Fighing a Good Fight then in the mist of my fight something happens...rather my EXCUSE is the kids, job MY HUSBAND (GOOD EXCUSE), my train was late to - IT'S JUST NOT MY FAULT!!! <BR> <BR> Sometime I feel like...GIVE ME A REASON TO NOT STAY FOCUS. <BR> <BR> ANYBODY ELSE FEELS THAT WAY? IF SO WHAT IS YOUR REASON? AND BETTER YET WHAT GETS YOU BACK ON TRACK?!! <BR> <BR> THANKS <em>28</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:52:33 EST Managing SP's New SHARE Feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x46042334 I'm sorry if you've already seen this info or if this isn't a good place to post it but I wanted to let people know about the new feature and how to manage it. <BR> <BR> You may have noticed that your own blog now has is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" it on their Facebook wall!! You can read more about this at <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=46<BR>80590 </link> <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:22:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x45878937 I am returning to Spark with a new determination. I am overweight, Sarcoidosis has left me with 50% capacity in my upper lungs and 30% in my lower and I'm a type 2 diabetic. These problems have robbed me of many things in my life (career, social life, etc), but I have met others with similar illnesses that are living life with gusto and they have really motivated me to do the same. I'm so ready to take control of my health and once again have a life I can be passionate about. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 11:29:20 EST Not Dead Yet from Diabetes and Heart Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x45859422 But doing well after a rough year. Dr.'s improved me with Rx and a pacemaker or sorts. <BR> I'm 70#s overweight.... just turned 60 and now ready to face the truth. <BR> Since I'm on Injectable insulin, my Dr says it will be very hard to loose weight... which is very true. <BR> I got a bike for Christmas and live in a riding friendly neighborhood. So excited about that... but if feels like starting over. <BR> I eat a healthy diet... but not good enough to loose the weight. One of the problems ... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:07:19 EST Need a buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x45795085 Hi, I am new. I started last last year but didnt stick with it. This year is different. I'm looking for a buddy in Rapid City. I'm still learning my way around this site, so patience please! Would love to hear from someone who wants to exercise together on occasion and who wants someone with whom they can be determined and accountable! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:06:26 EST Hello everybody I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x45696827 Hiya, <BR> <BR> Just introducing myself to the team. I've got a whole lot of determination but I tend to lose steam <BR> looking for to give/receive support from this team. <BR> <BR> *hugs* <BR> <BR> LuLu Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:06:04 EST yikes, posted in the wrong place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x45681136 :) Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:43:24 EST Setting personal best goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x45625286 Hello, I am new to the team, but I like the idea of setting goals/challenges. I want to set a personal best challenge for myself and anyone who desires to may join me. I only have problems at night when I have a tendency to eat junk if I feel anxious or out of sorts..and have actually been doing quite well with the exception of last night when I dove into some sweets. <BR> This morning was my 'weigh in' day, and I lost three pounds. <BR> My challenge is this: That, from today, December 23r... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:59:22 EST Three goals to build momentum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x45492538 I didn't do well yesterday, so last night I decided on three doable goals that would be a small challenge for me: <BR> 1.) 8 glasses of water (I've had two already today! <em>244</em> ) <BR> 2.) 2 miles (did a two-mile walk DVD first thing this morning <em>104</em> ) <BR> 3.) 3 freggies (I'm eating an apple right now <em>180</em> ) <BR> <BR> Meeting these three goals will make me feel confident, powerful and strong so I can accomplish even more, both today AND tomorrow! Let's ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 07:04:30 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x45429125 ...first time posting so I hope I'm doing this right! <BR> <BR> Name: Renee <BR> <BR> Location: Ventura, CA <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: October 19, 2011 <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Pounds to Lose: 110/25....Proud to say I'm 6 pounds away from my goal weight...and hoping it lasts this time! <BR> <BR> Random Fun Facts: I'm a closet realtor and travel agent...love looking at houses and love planning travel, even if it's only in my dreams! Avid reader also! Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:10:40 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x45428114 I just joined your spark team, i'm looking for some accountability and I think this may be the place to find it. I also noticed there are lots of recent blog entries which makes me believe there are a few active members out there. If anyone wants to buddy up with me, let me know:) <BR> <BR> Take care, <BR> <BR> lilolme105 Thu, 8 Dec 2011 10:50:27 EST carb addict needs help; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x45338566 Hello. this is pinacolada 22. just starting 2 weeks walking a mile per day in the morning. but...i am for sure addicted to carbohydrates. love pasta, doughy stuff eg. pieorogies, rice, iced buns with my coffee. i have pcos not supposed to eat this stuff, im carb sensitive and it makes me gain weight. i gain get mad but a few hours later, on my way to work i buy coffee and iced bun. i dont know how to go from loving dough to loving vegs, fish and stuff good for me.. how do i break this addicti... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:52:23 EST Reasons Why http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44948629 I think it's super motivating and awesome to see the reasons why people want to lose weight. It's also an amazing feeling for me when someone names a reason why that I totally relate to. Thought I would start a thread for people to routinely post old and newly discovered reasons why they want to lose weight. <BR> <BR> Let's all agree to make it a judgment-free zone, since we all know that there are definitely both deep and superficial reasons why - and all of them are legit. <BR> <BR> So ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 14:30:18 EST What are your Goals for November 2011? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44865312 What are your Goals for November 2011? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:43:23 EST November challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44859293 Hello to you all. What is the November challenge and how do I participate? Can I record the same exercise to other of my spark teams as well. I have been very successful with my own challenges set on Nike+. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:41:49 EST Pants down, down, down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44828520 Ok I tricked you as this is not an exhibitonist story, sorry Here is the story: <BR> <BR> Sweet revenge! I had to buy new pants for an office function so with dread in my heart I went to the Mall. I started with size 20, too large. Then the size 18 has been sold out. The shop assistant passed me a size 16 and it fits and is even sligthy too large. It this fun or what! I am so greatful. Thank you for boosting my morale when I needed it. You are fantastic, all of you! <em>334</em> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 01:17:52 EST WooHoo! Joined the team AND posted my first blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x44476694 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here. I'm Mad. I'm a Cancer Survivor. I'm here, trying to lose the weight I gained during my 'lost years.' I can't wait to meet everybody. If you get a chance, please read my blog post and let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> Mad <BR> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:40:09 EST My name is.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x44459920 Hi, <BR> My name is Jessica. I have about 60 lbs I want to lose, plus I want to get back to how I felt when I swam competitively, I want to feel strong again. I'm also in nursing school and I want to be an example for my patients. I don't want to be obese and try to educate my patients on proper nutrition. I also want to have a family and I don't want my habits to have a negative effect on them. Originally, I joined the site because of a class , but now I'm using it because my support s... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 13:54:02 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x44410858 Hey everyone, I confess I'm not usually a "joiner" but when I saw the title of this Team I knew it was something I needed. I have about 13 pounds to lose and while I've always been health conscious and fit, I'm finding that as I've gotten older (age 46 to be exact), it's getting harder and harder to hit the goals I've set for myself. I really need some accountability so bring it on. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 20:27:01 EST Rocktober! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44362905 Are you on Facebook? If so, here's your invitation to join ROCKTOBER! <link>www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=25776<BR>4504265392 </link> <BR> <BR> "The pledge is simple, we will either make good choices for October, or we will make bad choices for October. Even with roadblocks we can make good choices. <BR> <BR> If you want to "Rock" October by making sound food and activity choices, then please join this pledge and share with your friends. Together, we can make Rocktober 2011, an month ... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 00:16:34 EST Exercise-S Stretching Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11743x33779x44330661 I've currently begun a walking routine of 3.5 miles a day. I stretch for 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after, concentrating on my legs. I've begun experiencing a small amount of pain right above my knee and on the outside of both hips. Muscles all over my legs are tired. The question is, does anyone have examples of stretches or exercises that will soothe or strengthen my knees and hips? I enjoy walking for exercise and want to guard against injury. <BR> <BR> All feedback appreciated- <B... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 07:07:44 EST October Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44298289 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> October Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes you ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:23:19 EST October Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44298268 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> October Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let us ... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:22:32 EST October Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44298256 October Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:21:53 EST ** October Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44298243 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** October Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, list... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:21:08 EST October Push-Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44298226 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> October Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> NEED A BI... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:20:19 EST October Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44298205 October Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser & the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It aut... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:19:06 EST On The Podium . . . MOM195 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44277234 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> MOM195 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=MOM195 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else? <BR... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:35:17 EST Encouragement Welcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44233888 Hi! I've been absent for a few months. The weather got hot and I've pretty much checked out. Stopped dieting. Stopped exercising. I can't exercise if it's too hot in my house and I don't have air conditioning at home. I get nauseous if I get overheated, which can happen fairly easily. Of course it's an excuse, but I'm always more motivated to exercise and work out when the weather cools down. But this is California, so it doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon. And I'm gaining w... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:08:04 EST Third time's the charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x44188398 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Becca Smith, and I am a 20 year old college student. This is the third time I have tried spark people, but the first two times I didn't take time to get to know anyone or make any spark friends. I am determined to be more successful this time. My short term goal is to lose 25lbs, but in the long term my goal is to lose 50lbs. If you would like to talk, I'd love to get to know you! <BR> <BR> Becca Tue, 20 Sep 2011 19:01:17 EST On The Podium . . . DIANEGLORIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44158466 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> DIANEGLORIA <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=DIANEGLORIA </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:05:01 EST Silly Question...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44103576 Hi everyone, <BR> Hope you are all doing well and feeling fit! I have a question. Do you know where to go to so that you can see what information you entered when first joining Sparks? I want to see where I put in my height, weight, gender, etc. in the first place. I can't seem to find it. <BR> Thanks! <BR> Kelley Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:05:34 EST How many on this site know how to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x44101912 On the job know when you are/or someone else is to be held accountable for what goes on on the job? I can help you with thesse ideams: <BR> When your on the job & your eathier the ELDER/SENIOR on the job you should NEVER allow a YOUNGER or JUNIOR employee even if their postion is higher than your. Why? BEING the ELDER if the person in charge can NO longer keep the place of work in line you as ELDER are along as the SENIOR are NOW ACCOUNTABLE for what goes on in that place till a replac... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 14:07:11 EST On The Podium . . . JENNJESS48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x44057570 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> JENJESS48 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=JENJESS48 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or els... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:12:17 EST I made a plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43875896 Once again, I fell a little short of winning the 1000 Fitness Minutes trophy for August. Dang. So I made a plan to win it in September. I have minutes all mapped out to be able to meet the goal. Here's to big goals! <em>408</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 21:09:50 EST Going out of town...NERVOUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43853953 I am going out of town for the long weekend and will not have computer access for 4 days! I'm so nervous. I commit to exercising each day and will try to track the best I can in my head. Any suggestions? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kelley Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:57:51 EST Are You Feeling POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43814113 POSITIVE! Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:59:24 EST Well that was disgusting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43813451 I just had some pretty un-tasty creamy broccoli soup. It was $1.50 for the box at Big Lots. I had half the box. Now I have to eat the other half another day. Thank heaven for crackers and gum! Tue, 30 Aug 2011 13:19:42 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43811927 My Birthday is on 1 September and then I will be 49. Hopefully this last year would have been my last fat year. <BR> Moving towards the end of day 3 and all is well with the eating plan. <BR> No formal exercise done yet as I am at the end of a bout of flu. <em>239</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 11:46:50 EST Upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43794692 Ok...I'm trying not to completely fall apart but I have been exercising and staying within my range every day and was so excited to weigh! Jumped on the scale (I'll admit I was feeling pretty cocky) and had a .5 gain! Not a lot but I expected a loss of some sort. I did go over 2 points on fat for one day but every other day I was absolutely perfect. I passed up all kinds of wonderful food this week! I just hate to feel disappointed because that is when I start eating. Just had to get it... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:59:34 EST September Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43791523 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> September Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes yo... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:54:09 EST September Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43791509 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> September Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let u... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:53:31 EST September Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43791494 September Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:52:47 EST ** September Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43791470 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** September Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, li... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:51:58 EST September Push-Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43791454 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> September Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> NEED A ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:51:10 EST September Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43791357 September Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser & the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It a... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:46:10 EST On The Podium . . . LINDAINOHIO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43787892 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> LINDAINOHIO <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=LINDAINOHIO </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 07:53:44 EST Q: For those that have reached their goal and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43784414 never knew a normal adult weight... <BR> <BR> How did/do you keep your head in the game? Right now, I'm doing good both mentally and physically and sticking with my plan. I started The 17 Day Diet on Monday, and am down more than 6lbs so far. I feel great. I'm exercising daily. But, every now and then, that old fear of failure and change creaps up and tries to mess with my head. <BR> <BR> I've been overweight since I was five years old. I've never known what it is to be a thin, health... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 22:59:49 EST Something I learned this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43758200 It's not just about following a plan, it's about following a routine....for me, anyway. <BR> <BR> I started The 17 Day Diet on Monday. I have a total of 158.2 lbs to lose to my goal weight. I lost 6lbs the first three days. Day 4 was a crazy day and I didn't eat at the same times or exercise at the same times. I still ate what I was supposed to, but the timing was off by a lot and the exercise was right before bed instead of mid-day like it had been. I woke up yesterday to a 1.4lb gain.... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:24:30 EST Meeting a goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43737700 I am meeting a goal from another SparkTeam... I am climbing four buildings in less than 10 days! ( <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=4032x6229x4<BR>3533600 </link> ) I only have 312 stairs left to climb and I have Friday and Saturday to do it. I've already climbed over 2200 steps this week! Thu, 25 Aug 2011 23:17:06 EST Birthday's to Celebrate Today ~ 08/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43666365 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> We have two team members celebrating a birthday today! <BR> <BR> Ya’ll cruise over to their page & wish them a happy birthday!! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=DMOORE78 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=KOPPELWOMAN </link> <BR> <BR> Born today, August 22, you are not ruled ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:27:23 EST On The Podium . . . FLORIDAGHOST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43666135 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> FLORIDAGHOST <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=FLORIDAGHOST </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:14:02 EST 38 minutes a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43634686 I've already done Leslie Sansone's 45-minute 5K with a Twist video today, so starting tomorrow, I just need to do 38 fitness minutes a day for the rest of the month to earn my 1000 Fitness Minutes trophy this month! I can totally do that! Let's go me!!! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 08:32:06 EST Nighttime eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43569331 I have so regained my lbs lost from spluriging in the evening & at night what are some of your tricks to keep hunger and muting @ bay? :) Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:56:41 EST On The Podium . . . DICANRUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43546229 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> DICANRUN <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=DICANRUN </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else?... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 08:32:17 EST late start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43441682 Beginning Weight: 280 <BR> Monthly Goal Weight: 275 <BR> Fitness Minutes Goal: 1250 minutes <BR> Weekly / Weigh-In <BR> 8/09 : <BR> 8/16 : <BR> 8/23 : <BR> 8/30: <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> 8/7-8/13: <BR> 8/14-8/20: <BR> 8/21-8/27 <BR> 8/28-8/31 <BR> <BR> August Total: <BR> <BR> Got a late start. Sick for a week. But we are up and on our way! <em>224</em> Mon, 8 Aug 2011 22:25:49 EST On The Podium . . . KRISTOLJONES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43427053 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> KRISTOLJONES <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=KRISTOLJONES </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight ... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 08:01:27 EST daily huddle question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43392211 How the heck do I that? I am looking for ways to increase my motivation here. I think adding the daily huddle will add accountability. Please help. Fri, 5 Aug 2011 22:40:31 EST On The Podium . . . MADGAB76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43303935 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> MADGAB76 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=MADGAB76 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else?... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:38:59 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43277238 Brand new to the group, but not to the SP. I kinda lost my way lately, and I'm thinking it's time to (re)start strong! I'm joining this group for buddying up and accountability (uhm... yeah LOL) with hopes of getting back to my regular lifestyle that I've somehow ditched lately. <BR> <BR> Cheers to all! <em>67</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 18:18:48 EST Lets get this party started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43242987 Start Weight: <BR> <BR> Commit to walking 1 mile/day. <BR> 20 minutes cardio/day <BR> <BR> I have never done this before, so here we go! I am excited! Tired of sitting around here like hubby wants and getting bigger and bigger. Making changes starting now. <BR> <BR> Week 1: <BR> <BR> Week 2: <BR> <BR> Week 3: <BR> <BR> Week 4: <BR> <BR> Week 5: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:31:11 EST August Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43218346 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> August Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes you c... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:44:56 EST August Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43218335 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> August Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let us k... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:44:21 EST August Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43218329 August Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:43:44 EST ** August Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43218317 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** August Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, list ... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:43:13 EST August Push-Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43218301 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> August Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIG... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:42:28 EST August Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x43218282 August Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser & the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It auto... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:41:23 EST Time to Show your Determination & Accountability! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43217956 Time to Show your Determination & Accountability! <BR> <BR> Ok, let’s get the word out about our SparkTeam! We want to be #1 on SparkPeople!! <BR> <BR> I challenge you to go and “tag” at least 5 Sparkers pages with the following: Just copy & paste, be sure to put your name where mine is now! <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------Oooo--- <BR> -----------(----)---Just strolling around <BR> ------------)--/---- to visiting Sparkers . . . . <BR> ------------(_/- <BR> ----oooO---- Wishing **YOU** <BR... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:25:45 EST Made to Crave by Lisa Terkeurst http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43207700 Hola fellow Sparkers!! <BR> <BR> Made to crave is a study I am starting. I would love for you to join me. This is a biblically based study on having a right view of ourselves in Christ and how we realate to our bodies and food. Please check out the website <BR> <BR> http://madetocrave.org/ <BR> <BR> We were made to Crave God!!! Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:17:47 EST For all thosse in the I need SLEEP Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43183569 I want to ENCOURGE all in the I NEED SLEEP GROUP to go to a book store & get yourselfs a copy of the book " POWER SLEEP" by Dr. James B. Maas I bough this book after seeing it on 20/20 several years ago & have read this myself & encourge the reading of it. I found information that has helped me & recomond its reading for all in the named group & after reading it I would like to hear from you after you've read it & let me know if it gave you any help I did for me Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:13:10 EST Huddle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43174748 What's the daily huddle? Is it a post? Where do I find it? Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:59:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43127672 I'm new and looking for a team to join. I've been to a few and don't find them quite as active as I'd like them to be. I need all the support I can get. I've got over 200 pounds to lose so it isn't going to be a 'quick fix'. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 07:52:38 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43120184 Name: Dana <BR> <BR> Location: FL <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: 7/21/11 <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: My current goal is to reach 170 <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: I don't know if I'll ever fit into a size 8 again, so I'd be happy to fit into a 10, 12 or even 14 at this point. (I'm currently a 20/22) <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I collect Barbies - as a feminist I would love to tell you that I'm making some kind of post feminist statement by collecting them, but I just like... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:11:17 EST On The Podium . . . EVOLVEFISH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x43076704 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> I know I’m a day late . . . sorry!! <BR> <BR> EVOLVEFISH <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=EVOLVEFISH </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, t... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:46:59 EST Hello Team Member -- New Spark Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x43050638 Name: <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: July 15 2011 <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: Goal weight= 125lbs Goal Weight Loss= 75lbs <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: Lose my goal weight while learning to live a much better lifestyle and have fun <BR> <BR> 2 Random, Fun Facts about You: I am a northern Canadian gal who enjoys travelling <BR> <BR> Anything else you want to share <em>334</em> <em>479</em> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:50:01 EST Bored with diets and need fun people! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x42948800 I look amazing but need to take off 40lbs. However, I'm not motivated. I need this forum to connect with people who are doing it. My pitfall is snacking. I love indie films, hipster music, hiking, camping, swimming, les mills classes and anything else that involves physical activity. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:01:59 EST 30 Day Shred ?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11743x33779x42948635 Ok, I have had the 30 Day Shred sitting on my desk at home for over a year! How many have done it, and what are your thoughts? Did you actually see some results? Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:53:10 EST On The Podium. . . . BOMBCHELL23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42920432 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> BOMBCHELL23 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=BOMBCHELL23 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 08:29:13 EST Need accountability this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42904391 Please keep me accountable for my goals this week: <BR> <BR> Must do goals: <BR> *Sweets-free <BR> *Five or more servings of fruits and veggies per day <BR> *10 or more fitness minutes per day <BR> <BR> "Aim higher" goals: <BR> *Eat beans 3-4 this week <BR> *Reduce processed carbs Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:37:04 EST Taking A Day Off From Exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42826000 It's Wednesday;July 6th 2011 and I'm taking a day off from exercising. I've done 195 minutes of exercise this week. I don't want to make my friends here at spark mad at me. But I need one day off and feel that I deserve one day off from exercising. I'm so mad and frustrated at my self. Weigh in day isn't until this Friday for me. But I've only lost one pound so far in a week. And so far this week I've been really good at watching what I eat and exercising. That only makes 10 pounds since June... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 05:03:05 EST July Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42742576 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> July Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes you com... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:15:13 EST July Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42742562 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> July Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let us kno... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:14:34 EST July Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42742548 July Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:13:46 EST ** July Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42742534 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** July Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, list th... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:13:10 EST July Push-Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42742523 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> July Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGE... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:12:30 EST July Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42742492 July Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser & the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It automa... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:10:42 EST MOTIVATION & BOOKS & GRATITUDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42722008 I just did another blog this one has some good books in it the team may want to check out. Let me know what you think. Linda <em>247</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:46:58 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x42717695 Hi my name is Kelley and am recently a newlywed. I have battled my weight for most of my life and it is starting to affect certain aspects of my life. Recent blood test showed that some my numbers are not where they should be. So after some research I discovered Sparkpeople and decided to, make the necessary changes needed for a happy and healthy life. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:54:53 EST MOTIVATION & BOOKS & GRATITUDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42711236 I just did another blog this one has some good books in it the team may want to check out. Let me know what you think. Linda <em>247</em> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 14:51:24 EST On The Podium . . . MARIAND123 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42662305 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> MARIAND123 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=MARIAND123 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or e... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 08:47:45 EST Weight loss goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x42632749 Name: Eli <BR> <BR> Location: Phoenix, AZ <BR> <BR> Date Joined SP: January 2011 <BR> <BR> Goal Weight/Goal Weight Loss: 150/250 <BR> <BR> Overall Goal: Lose the weight to pass my NYC police officer physical exam and be on the fast track to my ultimate dream. <BR> <BR> 2 Random facts about You: My dream is to be a NYC SVU Detective but first I have to lose 250lbs to pass the physical exam and I just seem to keep putting it off and convincing myself that this is an impossible dream; howe... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 12:46:59 EST I'm new and did a blog with pictures this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42514681 I'm feeling fabulous on this journey of getting fit. Some friends of mine keep telling me that they would have given up by now if they did not see more weight loss on the scale so today I blogged on that subject and attached pictures, let me know what you think. Have an awesome day! Hugs Linda <em>247</em> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 12:26:48 EST How Is Evryone Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42511699 Hi everyone. How are you today? It's 7:53am and 68 degrees here in Columbia. I have WiFi, so I'm siiting outside enjoying the weather before it gets hot here later on today. I've done 30 minutes of exercising and plan on doing 30 more minutes befre the day is done. But the again, I migt call it a day as far as exercising goes. Not sure yet. Have a great day everyone. <em>41</em> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 08:58:18 EST Hi Everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x42503962 My name is Hadassa. I'm a little shy, but I guess typing this out makes communicating easier. I'm really excited to join the SparkPeople community (especially after taking a life-coaching course this year). I am passionate about achieving my goals, which include eating healthy and staying fit, yet sometimes lack the motivation to follow through. I love how this site combines goal-setting and motivation with physical health, and I would love to correspond with other members and get feedback. W... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:19:12 EST Got any great BBQ ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42499578 We'll be BBQ-ing for Father's Day tomorrow, and I want to make it as healthy as possible. Does anyone have any tips, ideas, or recipes to pass along? Something quick. Easy. Tasty. <BR> <BR> Am I asking too much? <BR> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 12:01:27 EST On The Podium . . . GRANDMASHOUSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42395538 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> GRANDMASHOUSE <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=GRANDMASHOUSE </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weigh... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:19:39 EST Supreme 90 Day System? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11743x33779x42233533 I just got the June Issue of Fitness Magazine. It was talking up this Supreme 90 Day Workout and is supposed to comparable to P90X. I was wondering if any of you out there have used it and could tell me if you like it or not. <BR> <BR> The first time I started my weight loss journey, I lost a lot of weight using the Biggest Loser Cardio Max DVD. Then after a few months I got really bored of it and that was one of the reasons I gained weight again. :( Since then I've bought other DVD's but n... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 15:05:56 EST June Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42163679 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> June Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes you com... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:41:43 EST June Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42163658 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> June Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let us kno... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:40:49 EST June Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42163633 June Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:39:59 EST ** June Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42163618 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** June Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, list th... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:38:56 EST June Push-Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42163599 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> June Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGE... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:38:03 EST June Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x42163571 June Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser & the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It automa... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:36:45 EST On The Podium . . . STILLOUT2LUNCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42138383 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> STILLOUT2LUNCH <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=STILLOUT2LUNCH </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose wei... Tue, 31 May 2011 06:53:31 EST In Memorium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42115548 I would like to start a thread that honors our service men and women. I know that today is set aside for that purpose and many services will be held throughout the nation and world to serve as a reminder of all those who have given their lives for our freedom. <BR> <BR> However, I would like to use this forum to honor any whom we specifically knew and loved who have died and we just want to share a little about their lives with each other. <BR> <BR> I was married for 22 years to Capt. Peter... Sun, 29 May 2011 22:39:00 EST How about that weather.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42046846 Two days in a row now I've had tornadoes go through town that aren't too far away! Joplin is only a little ways South of me! Anyhow...what's the weather like where you are? Wed, 25 May 2011 23:41:01 EST Feeling a little bad... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42046824 I eated some Doritos. :( Wed, 25 May 2011 23:39:38 EST Home Body Fat Analyzer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42016327 I am not a big believer in the scale, there are so many variables, I would like to focus more on body fat %, has any one ever used one of these? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.omronhealthcare.com/produ<BR>cts/hbf-306c/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am seriously thinking of ordering one. <BR> <BR> I know that the trainer I am using, has something similar, but it is a scale. I really like the scale that I have & don't see why I need to own another one! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on any type of product ... Tue, 24 May 2011 14:14:01 EST Back after a very long absense! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x42014593 Man! i got really busy last semester and pretty much had to give up spark :( But it's summer and things are going great! I'm back and I've already lost two pounds! (Hopefully you kinda remember me! LOL) Tue, 24 May 2011 12:39:52 EST Thank you for my balloons! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x42002458 How pleased - surprised - and proud I am this evening to have received balloons from this Team! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! <BR> <BR> Grandma C. Mon, 23 May 2011 21:53:31 EST On The Podium . . . AMANDA-RAE3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41986364 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> AMANDA-RAE3 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AMANDA-RAE3 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or... Mon, 23 May 2011 07:57:46 EST Waving to everyone here from Grandma's House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41974053 Hello, everyone! <BR> <BR> My sign in name is GrandmasHouse, but you can all me Grandma C. I live in a very large (17 rooms!) house up here in New Hampshire. Lucky me, I am able to have the opportunity to live with my daughter and her husband and their three daughters, ages 4, 9, and 19. <BR> <BR> I don't work, unless you call doing the cooking and cleaning work (which I do - at least I don't have to pay rent!). For extra spending money, I take care of two adorable preschoolers Monday th... Sun, 22 May 2011 14:13:28 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41958762 My doctor suggested this site months ago. Thought I could lose the 25 pounds on my own and am failing miserably. I am in process of creating a new life for myself and this extra weight has no part in it. This site is fantastic and for me accountability is a must. Sat, 21 May 2011 15:11:28 EST Travel Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41882242 In a little less than a month, my mom and I are driving across 3 states (12) hours with my daughters to visit my grandparents while my husband is at a work conference. I plan to try to stick to my diet and exercise program as much as possible. I'll have access to the internet, so I can track the best I can & at least follow my strength program. I should hopefully be able to get some walks in every day as well to get my cardio. <BR> <BR> The food portion of the trip is what is most to concer... Tue, 17 May 2011 15:46:44 EST On The Podium . . . JENP5678 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41850324 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> JENP5678 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=JENP5678 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else?... Mon, 16 May 2011 08:36:55 EST I Need Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41781626 Hi everybody, <BR> <BR> I have started and restarted sparkpeople 3 times now. Each time with the goal of, "I'm going to stick to it........this time" Each time I start, I do the program perfectly. I eat well, exercise a little and participate in challenges. By week 3 or 4, I am back to my old habits. I need someone to be my accountability partner. I need someone who knows the struggles of starting and restarting. I need someone who is on their way to their goal and who wouldnt mind helping m... Thu, 12 May 2011 11:58:27 EST On The Podium . . . MAGELLEN515 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41711097 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> MAGELLEN515 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=MAGELLEN515 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or... Mon, 9 May 2011 08:09:51 EST Great Blogs to check out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41639774 I think I need to create a thread so we can share great blogs that motivate or move us in some way! How do I get this to be a link? <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209565 <BR> Thu, 5 May 2011 08:44:28 EST On The Podium . . . CHIKADEE09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41568356 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> CHIKADEE09 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=CHIKADEE09 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or e... Mon, 2 May 2011 07:54:49 EST ~*~ May Determination Challenge ~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x41513173 May Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser & the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It automat... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:26:40 EST May Jump Rope Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x41513071 <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> May Jump Rope Challenge <BR> <BR> How long can you jump rope? <BR> <BR> Start off with the number of minutes you wish to jump rope each day, and build on that. <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, set yourself a goal of how many minutes you plan to jump rope each day. Then come back each day to edit your post & let us know... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:23:06 EST May Jumping Jacks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x41513010 May Jumping Jacks Challenge <BR> <BR> How many jumping jacks can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many jumping jacks you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:21:09 EST !! May Cardio Challenge !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x41512924 <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> May Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many minutes of cardio can you get in this month? <BR> <BR> Everyone has different cardio goals, so this month your challenge is to post your minutes of cardio daily. If you have a rest day, of course you do not need to post for that day. <BR> <BR> If you have the total number of cardio minutes you com... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:18:26 EST ** May Crunch Challenge ** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x41512725 <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> ** May Crunch Challenge ** <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, list tha... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:11:23 EST *~* May Push-Up Challenge *~* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x41512660 <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> May Push-Up Challenge! <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count . . . Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall!! <BR> <BR> NEED A BIGGER... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:08:20 EST mommax51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41479751 Hi all this is a new journey in my life. I am 28 and a mother of 5. My youngest passed aways to SIDS in October 2010 and i have really let myself go. i am 5'10" and a whopping 235.. *sigh.. It is time for me to work at this for myself and my family so i am there for them years from now. We have a long line of diabetes high blood pressure in our family. So thanks ahead of time for my mood swings a grouchiness! Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:51:58 EST It is EMERALDFOX’s Birthday Today (04/25)!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41425113 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is EMERALDFOX’s Birthday Today (04/25)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=EMERALDFOX </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <e... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:19:55 EST On The Podium . . . THENEWMELISA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41424371 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> THENEWMELISA <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=THENEWMELISA </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 07:29:42 EST Looking to add some spark friends =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41361334 Im Dawn <BR> I am a 27 year old stay at home mom of 4. I have been on spark for almost 2 years now I was doing really well when i first started then I got pregnant with my 4th and LAST child and it all went down hill from there. so now im back and in need of a sparkfriend that I have to answer to! In turn I will keep track of you too. Wanna take your weight loss journey with a friend??? Then add me!!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks =) Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:08:23 EST On The Podium. . . LAWOMAN2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41289783 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> LAWOMAN2 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=LAWOMAN2 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else?... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 07:53:51 EST Vitamins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41239642 Hello ~ I have never been one to take a multi- or any other types of vitamin everyday. I am looking for feedback as to what you think are the benefits or disadvantages in doing this. <BR> <BR> THANKS!!! <BR> <BR> April Fri, 15 Apr 2011 10:43:41 EST need some buddies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41237782 Hi Determination and Accountability team! So, I've been on SP for a while, and although it looks like I have alot of sparkfriends on my page, most are inactive =p. My weight loss journey has been quite the roller coaster, and I'm trying to get past that, and finally follow-though on my goals right now. I could really use some new sparkfriends who are active on the site to keep me accountable and determined! I'm a good sparkfriend- I'll read your blogs and keep you encouraged too! So please fr... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:23:41 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41215705 I have been on a slow road to weight loss! So, need accountability. I changed my life eating habits drastically in December. I now eat Vegan after reading the book Skinny B*tch. I am a Christian, so some of the wording was hard to read, but the message was life changing. Actually, it's quite like the Daniel eating plan. I have lots of energy, don't need as much sleep. I still get tired after a long day, but I feel so much better! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:43:17 EST In a RUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41195032 I am having a hard time with my exercise lately. My body is achy all the time and I know that is hindering me, but I still need to get doing it! Knowing and Doing are two different things though. I think my plan was overdoing it, and after 3 days of that last week I have done nothing...too sore. WHY can't I get this?? Just venting! Sorry all. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:07:22 EST Determined and Accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41182709 Hello I am Hannah and I am new to SparkPeople. I have struggled with weight, food, and emotions all my life. I am finally dealing with it all (as it is all connected). It is a lot, but I am determined to be healthy, happy, and find out who I am without all the cobwebs! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:17:17 EST Strength Workout Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11743x33779x41173907 So, I did my first SparkPeople Strength Workout yesterday. I enjoyed it, and it challenged me. I did the sets it told me to along with the maximum reps for 2 of the exercises, the mionimum reps for two, and the time on one. It said it was a 30 minutes workout, but I'm pretty sure it took me significantly less time that 30 minutes. I'm thinking somewhere around 15-20 minutes, and that included looking at the computer to see what the next exercise was. Since it did not take me 30 minutes (which... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 10:35:23 EST It is NANNER2121’s Birthday Today (04/12)!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41169590 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is NANNER2121’s Birthday Today (04/12)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=NANNER2121 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <e... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:22:51 EST Today’s Birthdays! (04/11)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41148097 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Today’s Birthdays! (04/11) <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to Both of You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By These Pages and Wish Them Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=STRAWBERRIESSIM </link> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=TUBJUMPER </link> <BR> <BR> Hope ya’ll have a wonderfu... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:05:19 EST On The Podium . . . .REBECCA DELACRUZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x41145910 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> REBECCADELACRUZ <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=REBECCADELACRUZ </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose w... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 07:05:56 EST Weekend Birthdays (04/09 & 04/10)!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41089845 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Weekend Birthdays (04/09 & 04/10)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Help Celebrate These Birthday’s This weekend: <BR> <BR> 04/09 <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=RUNNING_LUCY </link> <BR> <BR> 04/10 <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=AFRESHSTART2 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope Ya’ll Have a Wonderful Birthday... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 08:05:09 EST Today’s Birthdays ~ 04/08 !!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41089618 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Today’s Birthdays (04/08)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Ya’ll Cruise By These Team Member Pages & Wish Them Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=SHERRY99992 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=BABYLOBO3 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope Ya’ll Have a Great Day! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:53:55 EST It is ERINM87’s Birthday Today (04/06)!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41042049 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is ERINM87’s Birthday Today (04/06)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=ERINM87 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144<... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 07:18:09 EST It is MAR231’s Birthday Today (04/05)!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x41020752 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It is MAR231’s Birthday Today (04/05)!!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=MAR231 </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day is wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</e... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 08:52:54 EST It was ONICAM’s Birthday Yesterday (04/03)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x40994384 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> It was ONICAM’s Birthday Yesterday (04/03)! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to You!! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By Her Page and Wish Her Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=ONICAM </link> <BR> <BR> Hope your day was wonderful! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>144... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:44:03 EST On The Podium . . . . KB1018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40994198 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> KB1018 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=KB1018 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else? <BR... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:32:25 EST A-P-R-I-L CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40870229 Okay Team, WHO's up for the Challenge??? <BR> <BR> A - Accountability: Write a Blog Weekly about the Challenge & ACCOUNT for what was not completed & work on it for the next week. <BR> P - Push Yourself! 25 Push-ups daily (wall or floor). <BR> R - Run/Walk: 30mins for 6 out of 7 day (write FREE next to your Day Off) ** <BR> I - Invest: Invest time for YOU! Take at least 15mins p/day to do something for YOU! <BR> L - Lunges: As many as possible (daily), there are several variations, all ... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:35:18 EST I am really going to stick with it this time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x40870123 I only had dial up before and it was such a pain to log in to record everything. I have moved and now I have high speed. I love logging everything. It really gives me more insentive when I can get informatiion quickly. I am in for the long laul. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:29:44 EST On The Podium . . . RAGAMUFFINKEL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40864698 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> RAGAMUFFINKEL <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=RAGAMUFFINKEL </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weigh... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 08:32:57 EST April Crunch Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40843263 April Crunch Challenge <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> April Goal is 750 Crunches! <BR> You have 30 days to complete it. <BR> Lets CRUNCH those NUMBERS!!! <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:15:20 EST April Push-Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40843062 April Push-Up Challenge <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> If you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count...Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall! <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> NEED A BIGGER CHALLENGE??? If you participated in this challenge the previous month, list that total and try and beat that score!... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:08:34 EST April Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40842907 APRIL CARDIO CHALLEGE - <BR> Goal: 780 mins <BR> <BR> Rules are simple: You have 30 days to complete this challenge of 780 Cardio Minutes. <BR> (780mins was calculated by 30mins a day, 6 days a week, w/1 day off). <BR> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:02:11 EST April Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40842486 April Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It automat... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:47:18 EST What boosts your energy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40745391 Lately I've been feeling super dragged down- probably a combination of the time change and work being crazy, but I'm barely dragging myself out of bed! What helps you boost your energy or gets you out of bed when you feel like you could sleep for another 3 hours? I need to get some sparkle back for both work and hitting the gym! <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:53:35 EST On The Podium . . . ONICAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40690211 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> ONICAM <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=ONICAM </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or else? <BR... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 07:17:58 EST On The Podium . . . BRIGITTE20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40544190 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> BRIGITTE20 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=BRIGITTE20 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or e... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 07:31:06 EST CONTRACT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40538150 1. Choose a length of time you will commit to me, 3 to 14 days. <BR> <BR> 2. Hold my feet to the fire on this one thing. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> No food after 9. <BR> <BR> Track all food for the day. <BR> <BR> Exercise 30 min / day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> In turn I will do the same for you, after you pick a few items to commit to, I will hold you to them for the same length of time you hold me to my Contract. <BR> <BR> To help us out on this we both will enter thi... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:27:48 EST Just me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x40511463 Hi! My name is Melissa Beach. I am 38 years old with 4 children and 2 grandchildren! I have recently decided to make a lifestyle change and do something about my weight. I am trying tochange my diet as well as go to the gym and work out at least 4 days a week. Right now I am not feeling very successful. If anyone can tell me what diet worked for them please feel free to respond! Thanks in advance! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:23:14 EST Just me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x40511442 Hi! My name is Melissa Beach. I am 38 years old with 4 children and 2 grandchildren! I have recently decided to make a lifestyle change and do something about my weight. I am trying tochange my diet as well as go to the gym and work out at least 4 days a week. Right now I am not feeling very successful. If anyone can tell me what diet worked for them please feel free to respond! Thanks in advance! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:23:12 EST 4 Birthday's Today (03/10)!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33779x40468245 <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> I missed a couple of birthday's today when I sent out my weekly list! <BR> <BR> Ya'll Cruise By These Pages and Wish Our Team Mates A Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=BERLINETTA37303 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=IMOGEN39 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>http://ww... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 11:01:07 EST Twitter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40464733 I wanted to let everyone know that they can follow me on Twitter at @Tx_Patricia <BR> <BR> I don't Tweet alot, I do try to do at least one motivational quote a day! <BR> <BR> Share your Twitter ID here, or any one that you follow that may be of interest to the team! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:36:14 EST Today's Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40455344 I may not be "Marching" to someone else tune, but I sure am marching to my own! <BR> <BR> Today someone noticed!!! The words "you're thin" felt so great...I thought I was misreading the text message I received. It's been a long time I heard those words and it feels great! <BR> <BR> Although I must admit, my determination has shifted gears somewhat. Where I was concentrating on quantity during my workouts, I was forgetting quality. I have learned it doesn't matter how many you can do, ins... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 19:42:13 EST On The Podium . . . PRETENDER73 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40390492 This week . . . “On The Podium” will be . . . . <BR> <BR> PRETENDER73 <BR> <BR> You can check out here sparkpage here: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as<BR>p?id=PRETENDER73 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask your questions, I will start off by asking: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> How did you choose your SparkPeople ID? <BR> <BR> What are your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> What was your breaking moment, that made you say, you have to loose weight or... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 07:50:54 EST Someone Noticed!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40327881 This is my eleventh week of total dedication of improving my self image and the way I look. <BR> <BR> I so far have lost eleven pounds... (Can't weight to weigh again next Monday... Hope the scale goes down again!) I feel better than I have ever felt in my life! I feel so strong and healthy! <BR> <BR> But the best part is.... This morning someone came up to me and said... Have you been working out? Because you look fantastic! <BR> <BR> MADE MY DAY.... SOMEONE HAS NOTICED MY HARD WORK! ... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 09:22:05 EST Question about M-A-R-C-H Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33779x40267401 If the A is to post a weekly blog...then can't you only get that letter once a week? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 21:02:07 EST M-A-R-C-H CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40254619 Okay Team, WHO's up for the Challenge??? <BR> <BR> <BR> M=Motivate: Pick 2 TEAM members to encourage daily <BR> A=Accountability: Write a Blog Weekly about the Challenge & ACCOUNT for what was not completed & work on it for the next week. <BR> R=Rest: 6 or more hours of Sleep per night <BR> C=Crunches: Widdle away your middle... 25 or more daily (any kind) <BR> H=Hydrate: Get your 8 in... 64oz of Water daily <BR> <BR> **PRIZES: Top 3 Point Winners will get a Goodie Prize in the 300-500p... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:54:59 EST March Crunch Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40239291 March Crunch Challenge <BR> <BR> How many crunches can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> So, if you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many crunches you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> Feel Free to Set a March GOAL!!! You have 31 days to complete it, so let CRUNCH those NUMBERS!!! Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:44:55 EST March Push-Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40239220 March Push-Up Challenge <BR> <BR> How many push-ups can you complete this month? <BR> <BR> So, if you want to join in on this challenge, just post how many push-ups you do each day, and see if you can do one more than the day before! <BR> <BR> **NOTE: ANY form of push-ups count...Regular, Modified, Ball or Wall! <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:42:03 EST March Cardio Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40239187 March Cardio Challenge <BR> <BR> How many days in a row can you complete 30 minutes of cardio? <BR> <BR> The focus of this challenge is to get into the habit of completing at least 30 minutes of cardio a day! <BR> <BR> To join in on this challenge reply to this thread; then each day come back and edit your posting by putting the date and *DONE* <BR> <BR> You do not need to count your minutes for this challenge, this challenge is just about CONSISTANCY and creating the habit of getting ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:40:32 EST March Determination Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40236890 March Determination Challenge <BR> <BR> Continuing with our monthly challenge! <BR> <BR> Our challenges are simple. No points to track, no team members, etc. All you do is track pounds lost and/or your fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> At the end of the month “goodies” will be given to the biggest looser the member with the most fitness minutes! <BR> <BR> I will use the post to this thread for the pounds lost! For the fitness minutes I will use the team goal on the team home page! It automat... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 19:11:58 EST 02/28/11 - DC - Anybody Out There?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11742x33779x40221732 02/28/11 - DC - Anybody Out There? <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to reply to this thread with your favorite FITNESS emoticon! <BR> <BR> I am doing a simple challenge today to see how many members are actually interested in continuing the daily challenges. With over 13,000 members and only less than 10 replying to the daily challenge thread, it's dissapointing! <BR> <BR> So, what's your favorite FITNESS emoticon? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:06:50 EST