SparkPeople 20 Pounds Must Go!! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=356 Anyone Who Needs Support To Lose 20 Pounds or More. Let's Support Each Other. SparkPeople 20 Pounds Must Go!! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=356 Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x56596712 Thanks Macmom57 for the Fitness Magazine! Super sweet. Is anyone excited about February? <BR> <BR> Here's my goals: <BR> Exercise 5x a week <BR> Track all my food daily <BR> Lose 2 pounds per week <BR> <BR> Anybody else have any goals? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:11:39 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x56594773 My name is Courtney. I feel like a human yo yo sometimes with my weight and want to lose this 20 pounds and keep it off. I would love to make some friends! Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:50:12 EST Just joined the team today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x52308346 Hi I'm Laura and I am a returning Sparker. <BR> I need to lose more then 20lbs, <BR> I rejoined spark in Jan. but today is my first real day that I'm working out and joining teams. <BR> I just got done doing my first total body workout with 5lb wts.! <BR> It felt good and I feel better knowing that my strenght training is done for the day! <BR> Pls. stop by my page and add me as your friend. It gets lonely here without friends to share with. <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:14:14 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x52184792 Hello! My name is Juliette.. Back at it after many failed attempts. My goal is to lose 30lbs by June 1. Just in time for the lovely summer season! ;o) I really want to accomplish this goal and any/all support and motivation is appreciated! <BR> Check out my blog page if you'd like.. I've posted my first two blogs earlier... Really, very first blogs EVER! Kinda excited about that, silly as it may sound. But, This is all a new start for me.. must start somewhere! I've put it out ther... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 22:55:38 EST Why. isn't. it working. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x51842244 I'm growing disheartened. <BR> <BR> I am normally so motivated to do this but as of late I'm not getting any result. I go to the gym at least twice - thrice a week working out hard for over an hour. I eat fruit, berries, eggs, salmon, salads. I don't touch chocolate and cake and alcohol. I do all the right things. And yet. The scale either says I've not lost anything, or that I've put on a pound or two. Somewhere I'm not doing the right thing. <BR> <BR> Obvious answer is to change my diet... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:41:18 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x51258800 So I just started using Sparkpeople again after about a year and gaining 30 pounds since I left...YIKES! So I am starting to try to change my lifestyle to a healthier one. Better food, more physical activities, more stretching more water etc! I recently turned 30 and have a goal of enjoying my 30s and that means loosing some weight and getting back into the swing of things. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:47:09 EST Recipe Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x50926661 Post your favorite recipes to share with all. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:25:58 EST is there an easy way to lose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x50863449 Hi everyone. I lost 40 lbs about 5 years ago and now have put back on about 20 lbs and am trying to lose them. <BR> I am 63 years old but am in great shape or so I think. I work with a trainer 2 days a week lifting weights, play tennis couple of times a week and do some type of cardio everyday for about 30-45 minutes. Still nothing comes off. <BR> My trainer says it is all what you eat and granted I am not real strict when it comes to eating but not real bad either. <BR> I have considered fat... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:41:25 EST lets do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x48676824 im new to spark and slowly discovering all the neat things it offers. if anyone has any advice i would love some! im in my 20's and trying to get back to my confident, healthy, athletic self. I can no longer fail. Too tired of hating my body! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:04:21 EST Help! cant see my login wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x48653247 Hi, does anybody experience something like me? For these past few days I cannot see the wheel for getting login points. For the bonus wheel it is not a problem. Does anybody knows why? <BR> Thanks a lot Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:29:05 EST Has anyone tried a Juice Fast? The healthy way.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47737741 I was wondering if anyone has triend a cleansing juice fast. Not the unhealthy apple juice etc... but just drinking in large amounts of vegetables for a few days? Any good results? Any recipes to share? I saw a documentary on this and they say it does wonders to get rid of toxins in your body, and even clear up your skin etc :) Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:23:41 EST I am more than a number on a scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47698390 I like this team because it helps me have determination to keep working towards the goal of losing weight, which I do need to do. But sometimes I think that it's so easy to get caught up in nailing your self-worth to how much you weigh or how well you are doing on your goal. For days like that, I think it's important to remember what makes you the person that you are, and what things are really most important in your life. Those are the things that your self-esteem should be built on--not the... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:56:45 EST Fit2win4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47691077 Just joined Curves to add strength training and cardio to my program... excited about being healthy again. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:37:19 EST Getting to no my body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47656827 Hello my name is Nisi and my doctor gave me the information to this site . Well so far I'm really liking it but I have a question....is it true that I should eat 6 small meals aday even if I'm not hunger. I have notice that I haven't been rewarding my calories goal I only eat like no more then abt 900-1100 a day so can abt help me because Ireally really want and need to lose weight Thank you, Nisi Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:13:49 EST HI Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47620294 Hi My name is Gemma, I have around 90- 100lbs to loose and i have just joined spark people. so far im finding this amazing! i have seen so many success stories and i hopoe to be 1 of them some day. <BR> <BR> I hope to help others along the way as well as get some tips off others? <BR> <BR> hope to speak to you soon ;) <BR> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 06:32:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47608326 Hi! My name is Destinee, I am 29 and overweight. I have 4 kids and I am a stay at home mom. I currently weigh 197 lbs. and would like to eventually get down to 135 lbs. I would love any words of encouragement or tips to help me get started and stay on track. My biggest weaknesses are eating out of boredom and drinking too much soda! Thanks for letting my join your program, and I hope to be shedding of the pounds and setting a positive example for others! God bless, and have a great day... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:13:28 EST how to deal with being different! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47583767 Saturday, April 14, 2012 <BR> <BR> Sometimes people think I'm different. Sometimes they even say I'm different. That I should make an exception for the day or that I'm going to "blow away in the wind" or they just roll their eyes at me like my teenager might. Sometimes they just find other ways or other words to try to guilt me into eating things I wouldn't normally eat without their influence or at places that I simply don't want to. Sense I've found Spark People, I guess I've actually...be... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:41:04 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47562364 Hello there, <BR> I am just starting out today on my way to losing this baby weight! Guess I wanna know how this site has worked for yal? I have workout dvd's and have hit a plateau and I am fustrated. Any feedback would be very helpful. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 10:47:49 EST The time is now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47556311 Hello, I am Cindarosa. I am excited about starting this new journey. With all of you on SparyPeople Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:05:28 EST You would think 20Lbs would be easy...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47541272 HELLO! :) My name is Reggie. I'm a mom of three and have been stuck the the 130-150's for YEARS!!! I'm so frustrated. I have no patience with results so I never stick to an exercise plan. I eat more... when I try not to eat more. I just can't seem to get into the 120's. I would be estatic to be 120 anything. I can't seem to stick with any plan. <BR> I want to do something I can keep up forever. Not to knock Weight Watchers because I KNOW it works.. but I can't count points for the rest of my... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:12:17 EST Trying to be healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47468687 Hi my name is Mary Beth. Sat, 7 Apr 2012 11:22:44 EST need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47440879 i need help make a diet sheet. i need to cut down on my eating so please help Thu, 5 Apr 2012 12:58:35 EST I Need Serious Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47411987 I need to "shock" my body! It's so comfortable where it is and I have no idea of what to do! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions?? Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:41:11 EST sick of yo-yoing.from 183 to 148, now back at 172 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47404965 i've been overweight my whole life...i had a baby 8months back, and because i was pre-diabetic i didnt gain much during pregnancy and went from 85kg at full-term to 69kg in just a couple of weeks after the birth. i guess it was the loss of baby weight plus i had pre-eclampsia so it was water weight and bloating too, and breastfeeding. <BR> i've lost weight lots of time, especially on the cabbage soup diet, scarsdale medical diet, the salad diet, boiled food only diet etc...,but i have trouble... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:12:11 EST I think maybe I shouldn't be in this team anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47399852 because I need to lose 30lbs currently! wah!!!!!! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 02:37:28 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47394328 Hello, my name is Mo. I'm going to temple university next semester for biology. I'm pretty out going and a friendly guy. I enjoy playing sports and of course eating...man do I love food lol. It's my addiction that gets me into trouble. When I'm hungry, nothing, literally nothing is more important than eating something right away. I'm working on it just like all of you. I hope to get to know some of you guys and maybe we can help each other out. Thanks. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:32:41 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47369205 HI!!! I'm new and have a goal to lose 20-30lbs!!! Need to lose fat around stomach and thighs! <BR> Good Luck to everybody! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:38:42 EST 1st...Want to lose 20-25 lbs!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47369047 Hello, I am new and excited to lose weight and burn the fat away from my stomach and thighs!!! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 11:28:40 EST Feeling the 'burn'?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x47339029 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I don't know if this has already been addressed, but I have a question about beginning to exercise. I must admit, I'm not very good at it, but I'm determined to slim down by my son's birthday in August. (I'm calling it 'Four Month Madness', lol.) Anyway, I recently dug out my Turbo Jams DVD, and have done it the last two days, and BOY am I sore. My question is this: how do you know when something is a 'good' hurt vs. a 'bad' hurt? I know going from a sedentary lifestyl... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:57:10 EST New Here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47322019 So... Hello. I'm never really good at these kinds of things, and truthfully, I'm really worried that I'll lose focus and motivation before reaching my goal. I guess it's hard for me to believe that I actually GAINED all this weight, so it's even harder to imagine LOSING it! Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated! Haha, I already messed up entering my weight at sign up, so we'll see how well this goes. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:48:29 EST This is going to be a challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47318529 Hi everybody I'm new to this program I'm trying lose a lot of weight scared to get diabetes which almost all my family has I want to get healthy and set an example for my kids. I want to make them proud of me.:) Thu, 29 Mar 2012 03:34:48 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x47307032 Hi everyone, I just signed up to this site yesterday and already so excited about it and looking forward not only to lose some weight but also gain some friends here &#61514; Wed, 28 Mar 2012 12:15:08 EST LOVING ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47295066 HELLO TO YOU ALL PLZ HELP KEEP ME MOTIVATED...... <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:51:41 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47280053 My name is Heather. I'm 24 years old and currently weigh 136 lbs. When I first got married back in 2006 I weighed only 110 lbs and have no idea where the extra 26 lbs came from! I definitely need all the support I can get to stay motivated to lose at least 15 lbs by May, more if possible as long as I am still healthy. I believe it's completely achievable as long as I stay on track! <BR> I love to cook which is probably where my downfall is, so if you have any delicious low-fat/low-cal recipe... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:34:04 EST moving on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x47276095 Okay I am ready for this challenge. <BR> Here I go: <BR> 3/12=183 <BR> 3/19=181.5 <BR> 3/26= 180.5 <BR> 4/2= 179.5 <BR> 4/9= <BR> 4/16= <BR> 4/23= <BR> 4/30= <BR> 5/7= <BR> 5/14= <BR> 5/21= <BR> 5/28= <BR> 6/4= <BR> 6/11= <BR> 6/18= <BR> 6/25= <BR> 7/2= <BR> 7/9= <BR> 7/16= <BR> 7/23= at least 20 lbs lighter!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:21:51 EST hesitant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47234451 i have been on this weight loss mission for like 5 years, on and off...i do really good then i crash, blah blah blah. i never gave these forums a fair chance and this is me trying. i feel like i have such a big problem and i guess i want to know that i really am not crazy or that this yo yo dieting will end and there is hope. mehhh...any wise words would be helpful. im not good at intros but conversations and questions are welcome. :) nice to meet you all by they way Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:28:15 EST Introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47225922 Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be here! I really need some encouragement to lose this weight! I have tried to do this alone, but I think it will be better to have alot of support! Thanks! Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:43:02 EST Hi my name is Brenda :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47215798 I've been on a diet since the middle of January and so far lost 32 lbs. I need to lose at least 20 more but my diet has stalled and I haven lost a single pound for two weeks now. I'm hoping for some inspiration and new ideas. I lost about 15 lbs in the first month and about 2 lbs a week after that so this plateau is not fun at all. I exercise every day and since the weather got warm I've added walking. I really can't cut any more calories since all I eat is 2 eggs for breakfast, 1/2 c. beans ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:48:44 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47200015 In 2007 I made a goal to lose 50 lbs in 50 weeks for my 50th birthday. I lost 60 and felt great. Continued to lose in 2008 for a total of 80 lbs. I maintained my weight while getting fit, working out at the gym 4-5 times a week. In 2009 I was downsized after a 20 year career. I was down, stressed, angry and depressed for over 18 months. I slowly have been gaining weight. Now with 20 lbs up I need to shake up my metabolism and get this weight off. Have been back to the gym and watching my foo... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:36:52 EST Here we go... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47181930 Hello Everyone! This is my official introduction to my new Spark family. I've got A LOT of work to do and have finally realized I cannot do it alone. Being antisocial makes this difficult, but I am working on that issue as well. I even signed up for a Twitter account today just to keep in touch with my Spark family and teams. Not sure how to work it but tweet me anyway (@DrkAngel321). I will open myself to those of you who have been there and done this. I am dealing with many things. ... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 17:28:00 EST 60 day create new and healthy habits challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47179222 Hey everyone! I have always wanted to lose about 20lbs and change my unhealthy life style by eating healthier, becoming more active and excersing 5xs a day. I've tried diets and different workouts but it never worked out because I always gave up, but not this time, even if i fall off the wagon im gnna keep getting back on. So if theres anybody out there in the same boat and might want to lend some encouragement, i sure would appreciate it!:-) Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:04:27 EST 15 pounds to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47176843 Just turned 60 and the number screwed me up. Or better, the number on its own piled up the pounds around my hips and send my willpower down the drain. I am a fighter. Let's start Tue, 20 Mar 2012 11:43:01 EST Kick Fat Butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47146069 Hello everyone my name is Utopia i'm new to the group. I'm here to kick fat butt. Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:31:45 EST Lexipro is no longer an excuse!!! I can do this!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47140547 Hi Everyone! Going to get a little personal, I gained weight from Lexipro which I have to take for debilitating physical symptoms. It has been a God send for me, and have been on it a year now and pray i will be off in 6 months. Needless to say, I really packed on the pounds! I kept using it as an excuse for my weight gain and terrified i wasnt going to lose the weight yet the benefits of Lexipro outweighed everything else! Well here i am, I have lost 15lbs in 2.5 months!! its deffinitely ... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:52:12 EST Ready to do this for real!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47108423 I am ready to take my health , weight , and confidence into my own hands... I want to feel good about myself again, i want my husband to look at me and see just how lucky he is and i want to know that i did everything in my power to make MYSELF happy , healthy and confident.... So any tips and tricks you have up your sleeve i am willing to listen!!! Please help me see that this will be good for me and that although it may be challenging that i CAN do this!!!! Fri, 16 Mar 2012 11:27:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47106969 Hello Everyone! I finally revved up the motivation to jumpstart my weight loss to reach my ultimate goal of 170lbs. I'm actually in the process of losing the last 33lbs but i figured I can still benefit from some encouragement and support for the first 20lbs. I hope this is what I need to stay motivated! <em>100</em> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:58:38 EST Hi all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47100413 Just joined SparkPeople yesterday. Looking for a way to get healthy and lighter and WW is too expensive. Weighed today cause I thought I knew what my weight was, and I was sorely disappointed. I was alot heavier. My husband and I have started a friendly weightloss challenge so I this should be interesting. We are very competitive so wish me luck and i look forward to this new site. <BR> <BR> Deb Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:52:10 EST I'm new to Sparkspeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47093814 Hi, I'm Lady B and I join this site hoping to find people that's is excited and supported about losing weight. My problem is my weight going up and down like a yo-yo. My FAULT because I lose FOCUS. But I am looking for the support from you out there. So help me out please check on me EVERY other DAY to make sure I keep my focus this time. I have just join a 24 hour gym and I am determine to use it this time. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:45:17 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47091637 Well today is my first official day on here and I love being able to see what I have already accomplished for the day. My name is Ashley and I am married to a wonderful man who is in the Navy. We have three beautiful kids and rotten dog. My husband has been stuck at home for a while due to surgeries and while he was at home gaining weight from not being able to PT so was I...lol. I am bound and determined to get it all off before we go on summer vacation. As long as the kids cooperate and my ... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:21:49 EST 20 Pounds Must Go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47084529 Hi, first time on here and im in need for some guidence in losin g weight and i ust cant lose weight all by myself, i need some support. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 23:02:54 EST Hello, again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47083230 Hi. I'm Elizabeth. I'm re-committing myself to my weight loss... For real this time. I aim to lose a bit over 60lbs by November, and hopefully have made a drastic change by August, when I go to college for the first time. It's time for change! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 21:48:09 EST Addicted to Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47050866 Hello my name is Ashley and I'm 25 years old. I'm a all to familiar journey to lose weight. I've done it before and it's time to do it again. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:49:18 EST Trying to get thin by graduation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x47020872 Hi everyone! I'm a college student trying to lose a few (ok, maybe more than a few) pounds before I graduate from college this spring, and just in time for summer! I was always very thin growing up, but when I got to college the "Freshman 15" turned into the "Sophomore 20," and here I am now. Food has been a way for me to manage stress and emotions, as well as a time filler when I'm bored. Well, no more! I am ready to shed those pounds! Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:18:12 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46999453 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new, from San Diego and want to slim down. I've tried a bunch of diets/lifestyle changes and nothing really sticks. I'm excited about my new challenge at SparkPeople. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 02:48:29 EST Well, I guess I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46993153 Hi everyone, saw this intro spot and figured "what the heck". I'm 41, married, and my boy child just turned 18 (yikes - that makes me feel OLD). I'm a bookkeeper by day but my passion is dogs. We almost lost my hubby 2 years ago to a ruptured bowel. That inspired me to make some changes. I went to school and became a Certified Dog Trainer, my business opened on January 1st of this year. <BR> <BR> I'm here because I really hate the word "obese". My doctor at Planned Parenthood sneake... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:15:43 EST Getting on the wagon to stay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46947771 Hello, I am a well almost 33 year old woman who has accomplished many things in my life, but the one thing that has weighed me down is that I have found it very difficult to lose the pounds that have been finding me these past several years. I blamed this on coming from a big family, but when I look at my cousins....they are not like me and my family. Due to many excuses for my poor eating habits, and health issues such as vertigo, which by the way is not asked in the medical conditions page,... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 04:13:56 EST Struggling to get started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x46939143 Hello! I'm really struggling to lose weight, I've lost weight before but now i can't seem to get started. <BR> has anyone got any tips or advice? Tue, 6 Mar 2012 16:12:22 EST 20lbs by end of August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46933166 Hi. I am new here. I have been trying to lose weight for as long as I can remember.I need help. Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:25:20 EST Help! Recording Fitness Minutes Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x46925793 OK - I've always wondered why we can't record our strength training fitness minutes. Does anyone know why only cardio minutes are tracked? Is it cheating to set up strength training under custom cardio in order to record the minutes?? <BR> <BR> Opnions? Thoughts? <em>40</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:24:36 EST 20lbs to lose!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46920855 Hi guys my name is kaysey and im new to this site... My goal is to lose 20+lbs ready for my wedding in july this year! I hope i can do it! Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:08:03 EST Looking for encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46897655 Hi, I have lost 50 pounds and need to lose about another 40. I had a set back in December due to health and need to get my butt back on track, NOW! I am struggling with my restart button :-). I go to the gym and need to get back on a calorie counting routine. Thanks for listening. Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:13:33 EST Just about 20 pounds to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46852986 To get back to my 2007 self of 140 pounds (WAS 236 pounds in 2006) <BR> <BR> Getting back to running is how those last 20 pounds will come off. Race season starts soon, and preparations are well under way. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 17:22:18 EST Want to be me again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46847596 Hi, everyone! I'm so hoping this is the place that's going to help me change back into my former, proud self. At 68 I don't expect star-quality, just not shamefulness. 30 pounds off my butt and belly will get me there. It will be a heavenly day when I can get into a size 12 jeans at 150 lbs. So, let the losing begin! Hope to see more of you all and good luck! ~ Gim Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:45:02 EST new month, new season -- new level of fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x46845186 ok starting in March!! move everyday!! tighten - tone and make new habit- <BR> My personal goal is to move everyday! Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:46:31 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46844885 Hi, I'm Caitlin. I'm new so add me as a friend or whatever you do on here. Lol. I need to lose about 25 pounds bad! I'm only 20 so I don't wanna start my life being overweight because in 15 years, I know I'll just be even heavier! So come on and give me some motivation, lol. :) Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:28:01 EST HELLO everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x46839918 Hello to everyone, i have always struggle with weight. back on 2007 i used to weigh 185 lbs, making small changes i lost about 45 pounds. last summer i was 138 and i gained 10 more pounds :( . I got a treadmill and started working out 3 weeks ago. I moved to CA not too long ago but its been very hard especially because i dont know anyone and dont have friends. i would love to have make friends from everywhere so we can reach our goals together! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:52:54 EST Evaluating and Psyching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x46467265 One thing that I know is that the weather is discouraging lately. It's much easier to get out and move around when it's warmer. Right now there are 3 or 4 inches of snow on the ground. My best cardio last week was shoveling it on the day that it fell. <BR> <BR> Another thing that i have been thinking about is that some of my weight loss goals have been kind of externally imposed--meaning my mom thinks that I should lose weight and my kids think I should lose weight. My doctor hasn't really ... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 12:45:11 EST Today & Tomorrow I pledge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x45916780 Saw this in another group and loved the idea, so let's start here. You fill in the blank for you... <BR> <BR> Today I pledge to _____________ <BR> Tomorrow I pledge to ______________ Mon, 9 Jan 2012 06:02:10 EST New Year Resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x45916702 HAPPY NEW YEAR! <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanted a spot for us to write our New Year Resolutions! Something we could look back on to see how much we have accomplished. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> <em>248</em> <em>205</em> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> <em>248</em> <em>205</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 05:55:20 EST Lose 4 pounds in October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x44426801 who will join me <BR> <BR> i am in for 4 pounds this October <BR> <BR> cw 158 Tue, 4 Oct 2011 17:42:18 EST Virtual Workout Buddy Needed via SKYPE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x43902166 Hello my name is Chryl and I have 30+ lbs left to lose from to 60+ I had gained. I'm looking for a virtual workout buddy to workout with via Skype. I need accountability and I do better when I have an appointment to workout with someone :-) If u need a workout buddy to help motivate your to workout 5-6 days a week....I am available between 11am - 10pm EST....any takers <em>334</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 17:50:47 EST April Team Minutes Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x42761438 Come on Team, let us see how many minutes we can collect as a team. <BR> <BR> Many Minutes = Success together!! <em>185</em> <em>198</em> <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> It's doesn't matter what you do as long as you are burning calories and moving your body! <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>317</em> <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>135</em> <em>216</em> <em>185</em> <em>186</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>206</em> <em>217</em> <em>329</em> <em>320</em> <em>403</em> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 09:49:16 EST June Team Minutes Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x42097760 Come on Team, let us see how many minutes we can collect as a team. <BR> <BR> Many Minutes = Success together!! <em>306</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 28 May 2011 21:44:04 EST Should I get it now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x41951139 Well, I've managed to lose some weight, now I have a 28-inch waist and can wear a Levi's CurveID jeans in a size 28. Well, they're having this promotion until the end of May 2011 where they will give you an adorable jeans pocket little purse if you buy a CurveID jeans. <BR> <BR> I tried on that pair of jeans and it fit like a second skin! I look so good in it. But I'm wondering if I should wait as I still have a belly roll. I'm afraid that when I do eventually reach my goal weight (50kgs), ... Sat, 21 May 2011 02:01:35 EST Team May Minutes Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x41891109 Lets see how far we can get in our team total CARDIO minutes for May. Remember cardio can be anything: fitness dvds/videos, classes, walking, jogging, running, biking, swimming, dancing, skipping, hopping, jump rope, roller skating, hula hooping, heck even mowing your grass counts! <BR> <BR> Remember the format: <BR> <BR> date: your cardio minutes + team total = new team total <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 May 2011 00:42:40 EST Hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x41143078 Hi everyone! I'm new to the group. I started using SP about two years ago, but never really was committed to using it, so now I'm back to try again! I am a stay at home mom and I just had my first baby on February 15, so in reality I need to lose quite a bit more than 20 pounds, but 20 is definitely a good start. :) I'm really hoping to push myself and not only lose the weight, but get into a healthier lifestyle because I want to be able to pass on these good values to my daughter and it's ve... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:54:20 EST September Exercise Minutes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x40878829 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> In order to drop some pounds we have to get our bodies moving. Who's up for the fitness minutes challenge? You pretty much pledge how many minutes you will like to accomplish for the month and see how close you can get to your magic number. <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> LET'S GO BACK TO OUR OLD WAY OF POSTING <BR> <em>129</em> It will be great to see everyone post on a daily basis <BR> <em>129</em> This way we all get a reminder to update this lovely thread <BR> <em>12... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:12:00 EST Hey yall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x40683579 My name is Kimmi and I am 23. I have way more to lose then just 20 but its a start. When I lose 20 pounds I get to treat myself to a spa day. I want to lose 50 pounds by October and then another 50 by March. At the moment I live in a ski resort in a drom type setting. I work 40 hours and go to school full time. I have also made losing weight a full time job as well, like it should be. I love to make friends, meet new people and I look forward to growing a huge spark family. mesage me, add me,... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 20:49:26 EST I NEED A BUDDY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x40345421 I really want to lose 20 lbs by this summer. I'm looking for someone to be my sparkbuddy. I want someone who will seriously be my buddy. People have told me that they will be my buddy before and then I never hear from them. I would love to give someone motivation while they give me motivation back. I'm very serious about this. I would love to make a sparkbuddy/friend who will try to keep me going and keep me on track. <BR> <BR> Good-luck to everyone and don't give up! Sat, 5 Mar 2011 00:34:48 EST Look... At... Me... I Am Changing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x40239216 Hey my friends and fellow Sparkers. Check out my pics I posted in my blog tonight. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4055515. </link> <BR> <BR> I feel so good. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:41:54 EST July Calorie Accountability Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x40235633 <em>215</em> <em>321</em> CHALLENGE! CHALLENGE! <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I saw this on another team and thought this will be great for us! Let's use this thread to log how many calories we have eaten each day. This way we could keep track of how many calories we are eating and hold ourselves accountable. Are you up for the challenge? I know I need this! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> CHALLENGE! CHALLENGE! <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:06:14 EST Today's outcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x40056345 Hello all! Today was my first day on this site and I logged all my intake and I only went over my fat goal a very little bit. All the rest I was right on target!!! Yeah!! I also bought a new swimming suit today and I bought it one size smaller than I am now, so that will be my goal before summer. Sounds pretty realistic right? Well I gotta go. Night all! Sun, 20 Feb 2011 22:00:48 EST SparkPeople in Fortune http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x39773773 SparkPeople made the news again. This time in Fortune. <link>tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/04/13/the-<BR>facebook-of-dieting/ </link> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:15:22 EST March Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x39655611 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> In order to drop some pounds we have to get our bodies moving. Who's up for the fitness minutes challenge? You pretty much pledge how many minutes you will like to accomplish in the month of April and see how close you can get to your magic number. <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> LET'S TRY SOMETHING NEW with this thread! Some lovely sparkers made this suggestion for us to make our lives easier. <BR> JUST <em>345</em> <BR> <em>334</em> Let's post once and keep updating ou... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 09:00:02 EST September Challenge - Lose 4 pounds in 4 weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x39655449 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Sounds like a simple challenge to drop 4 pounds during the 4 weeks of June. Who's up for the challenge? I know I need it. <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER! <em>321</em> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 08:51:53 EST New and Committed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x38983830 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I joined SP about a week ago, and already I love the site and all it has to offer. I have set goals, started tracking my food and fitness, and now I hope to become active in some of the message boards. I hope to lose around 47 pounds this year! <BR> <BR> My husband and I live in Jacksonville, Florida, although I'm originally from WI. Go Packers!!! We have two small kids, ages 3 and 1. I work full time so life is really busy. My biggest challenge is finding M... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:32:38 EST Not eating enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x38920371 Does anyone else have that problem? I am trying to eat healthy(lots of fresh fruits and veggies, only whole grains and lean meats), and I am having trouble forcing myself to consume even remotely close to 1200 calories. Like today, I am full, about to go to bed, and have only consumed 611 calories, so I know I need to eat something so that my body does not kick into starvation mode, but I can't think of anything even remotely healthy that I can eat will 600 calories. I suppose I could eat ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 22:27:53 EST Free playlist to download! 54 minutes long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x38880498 Go here: http://soundcloud.com/vitaljuice/sets/josh<BR>-maddens-new-year-playlist it is good to get moving to, for those of you like me who like to switch up their playlists often so they don't get bored listening to the same things over and over. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 16:32:13 EST Weekend Challenge January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x38818067 Really simple this time around because it will be exactly the same each weekend. I totally need this challenge and I hope you do too? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> WEEKEND CHALLENGE <em>4</em> <BR> To stay in your calorie range both Saturday and Sunday! <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> WHO IS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? <BR> <em>3</em> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY TIME! <em>206</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:56:14 EST Set your personal weekly goals challenge - January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x38817888 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I thought of this challenge for everyone to think of their own personal challenge. We are all at different levels in this journey and have different hurdles to make it through to the next week. <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to post our weekly mini challenges for ourselves. By writing it out, holds us just that much more accountable. Let's try and post daily! <BR> <BR> Good Luck & let's make this work for us! <em>321</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:50:02 EST January Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x38817522 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> In order to drop some pounds we have to get our bodies moving. Who's up for the fitness minutes challenge? You pretty much pledge how many minutes you will like to accomplish in the month of January and see how close you can get to your magic number. <BR> <BR> LET'S GET MOVING TOGETHER! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <em>198</em> <em>9</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:36:46 EST January Challenges - Lose 4 pounds in 4 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x38817264 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Sounds like a simple challenge to drop 4 pounds during the 4 weeks of January. Who's up for the challenge? I know I need it. <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS TOGETHER! <em>321</em> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:28:07 EST Set your personal weekly goal-January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x38775211 I know we can do this! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:43:07 EST Weekend Challenge December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x38195918 Really simple this time around because it will be exactly the same each weekend. I totally need this challenge and I hope you do too? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> WEEKEND CHALLENGE <em>4</em> <BR> To stay in your calorie range both Saturday and Sunday! <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> WHO IS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? <BR> <em>3</em> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY TIME! <em>206</em> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 05:40:07 EST December Challenge To Drop 5 - 10 Pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x38175295 I challenge you all and myself to drop 5-10 pounds for the month of December. Who's up for the challenge? I know I need it! <em>321</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:23:12 EST Set Your Personal Weekly Goal - December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x38175223 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I thought of this challenge for everyone to think of their own personal challenge. We are all at different levels in this journey and have different hurdles to make it through to the next week. <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to post our weekly mini challenges for ourselves. By writing it out, holds us just that much more accountable. Let's try and post daily! <BR> <BR> Good Luck & let's make this work for us! <em>321</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:16:57 EST December Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x38175192 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> In order to drop some pounds we have to get our bodies moving. Who's up for the fitness minutes challenge? You pretty much pledge how many minutes you will like to accomplish in the month of December and see how close you can get to your magic number. <BR> <BR> Let's get moving together! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <em>198</em> <em>9</em> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 06:13:26 EST Brand New to This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x38011698 Hey everyone! Just checking in to say hi to everyone. I am just starting my weight loss journey. How do you get one of those neat bars that track your progress? Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:01:40 EST Calories burned a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x37857460 I was just wondering.. how many calories do you burn a day.? And does it help ? I guess im just unsure how many calories i should burn and just want to hear how much everyone else burns. Thanks! Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:00:13 EST What is your motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x37844398 I have lost 40 lbs and have about 20 more to go. I have found it is necessary to constantly change my goals and motivatation. What is motivating you? Wed, 10 Nov 2010 08:24:40 EST Weekend challenge November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x37621539 Really simile this time around because it will be exactly the same each weekend. I totally need this challenge and I hope you do too? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> WEEKEND CHALLENGE <em>4</em> <BR> To stay in your calorie range both Saturday and Sunday! <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> WHO IS UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? <BR> <em>3</em> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY TIME! <em>206</em> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 03:34:27 EST Nov - Set Your Personal Weekly Goal Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x37582789 <BR> Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I thought of this challenge for everyone to think of their own personal challenge. We are all at different levels in this journey and have different hurdles to make it through to the next week. <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to post our weekly mini challenges for ourselves. By writing it out, holds us just that much more accountable. Let's try and post daily! <BR> <BR> Good Luck & let's make this work for us! <em>211</em> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 02:56:26 EST November Challenge To Drop 5 - 10 Pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x37582778 I challenge you all and myself to drop 5-10 pounds for the month of November. Who's up for the challenge? I know I need it! <em>9</em> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 02:52:18 EST November Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x37582772 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> In order to drop some pounds we have to get our bodies moving. Who's up for the fitness minutes challenge? You pretty much pledge how many minutes you will like to accomplish in the month of November and see how close you can get to your magic number. <BR> <BR> I hope to see some of you join in the fun! <em>334</em> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 02:49:37 EST heart rate monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x37076980 I was wondering is anyone on this team using a heart rate monitor and if so how has it helped you?...i'm new to this and trying to figure out where to start Sun, 3 Oct 2010 10:54:59 EST October Challenge to drop 5-10 pound!  http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x36960133 I challenge you all and myself to drop 5-10 pounds for the month of October. Who's up for the challenge? I hope I'm not alone. Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:50:26 EST October Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x36959963 Hi sparkers, <BR> <BR> In order to drop some pounds we have to get our bodies moving. Who's up for the fitness minutes challenge? You pretty much pledge how many minutes you will like to accomplish in the month of October. <BR> <BR> I hope to see some of you join me! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 19:41:44 EST September Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x36569193 I enjoy seeing my progress and I hope you do too. <BR> <BR> I'm soooooooo excited to be back on track and I have surely missed a regular healthy routine. <BR> <BR> Let's post our exercise mintues here! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 20:25:32 EST September Challenge to drop 5-10 pound! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x36569036 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> It's about that time of year for us to really get focused on our weight loss goals. The kids are back to school and the new year is right around the corner. I have set a goal to get back into the 140's before December 31st and I need your support to get there. <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge to drop 5-10 pounds in September? Let's post our progress hear! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 20:16:22 EST Stretching @ Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x36133794 I know I'm just coming back, but I had to tell you this. Recently my office at work was rearranged. I got a desk with several different parts and four corners, much bigger than my last one. Any way, I put my printers on one corner (right) and my step file that I use on the other (left). Now when I print or have to put something in the step file, I'm actually stretching to reach them. I feel as though I'm getting an extra workout on my sides. Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:23:00 EST Back again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x35252066 I hate falling off the wagon, but I'm trying my best to get back on. I'm up about 20lbs since the last time I logged onto Spark People. Diabetes is huge in my family and I have to get this weight battle under control. <BR> <BR> I need your help! Just a friend or two to send messages with back and forth for moral support? <BR> <BR> Regardless it's great to be back. <BR> <BR> Rob Wed, 7 Jul 2010 08:19:46 EST Heart Rate Monitors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x35184632 I just got a Heart Rate Monitor and tried it out for the first time today. SO MOTIVATING! I worked out longer than usual, just because I could see on the monitor how great I was doing! I ended up burning twice the number of calories that I normally do! Sat, 3 Jul 2010 14:44:48 EST Is it always on your mind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x33452594 Is loosing weight and dieting always on your mind? I feel like it has to be for me so I can stay on track <em>24</em> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 08:47:25 EST Howdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x33201322 Hi. I have been on the site for 3 months using the nutrition tracker and just really started actively using the site for motivation, ideas, etc. Looking forward to learning more. Sun, 4 Apr 2010 22:08:39 EST tomorrow we are going to an Easter party http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x33117716 and Lord help me!! I already seen a couple of my friends on facebook saying they are making cupcakes and all the other delicious foods! I told them I would bring some cookies so that is what Im doing now...baking some cookies. Im just really hoping I can control how much I eat lol! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 23:24:00 EST How did you come up with your user name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x33080009 Hello and <em>235</em> to our wonderful team of support. <BR> <BR> I always find out a lot about people through their user names. <BR> <BR> HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOURS? <em>220</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:46:02 EST Set Your Personal Weekly Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x33079871 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I thought of this challenge for everyone to think of their own personal challenge. We are all at different levels in this journey and have different hurdles to make it through to the next week. <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to post our weekly mini challenges for ourselves. By writing it out, holds us just that much more accountable. Let's try and post daily! <BR> <BR> Good Luck & let's make this work! <em>306</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:39:32 EST Weekend Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x33079784 Hi Sparkers it's me Dedrie! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> As a lot of you know, I have trouble with keeping on track over the weekends. I know a lot of you enjoyed our challenges and I hope to have you all with me again this month to help keep me on track. <BR> <BR> Let's do this right and have fun! <BR> <BR> I'll be back on Thursday or Friday to post our first weekend challenge of the month! <em>224</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:35:45 EST Spring Crunches! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x33079592 HOW MANY CRUNCHES DID YOU DO TODAY? <BR> <BR> Let's have fun and remember it doesn't have to all be in one shot as long as we get them in daily. <BR> <BR> We don't care if it's 20 or 200, but as long as we are making progress. <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS! <BR> <em>413</em> <em>319</em> <em>401</em> <em>318</em> <em>405</em> <em>135</em> <em>418</em> <em>344</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:27:02 EST Spring Exercise Minutes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x33079244 Hi Everyone <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> As you know, sweating burns calories and that's part of the equation to drop this weight we DO NOT LIKE! <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to challenge ourselves and pledge the total amount of minutes we'll like to burn for the month. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>216</em> <em>9</em> <em>237</em> <em>224</em> <em>318</em> <em>306</em> <em>135</em> <em>321</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:13:17 EST Spring Challenge to drop 5-10 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x33079029 <em>213</em> Hey Sparkers, I totally can't believe that it's Spring already. I remember bringing in the NEW YEAR! Here we are ready to start a new month with new beginning. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to you all to drop 5-10 pounds this month. Remember, keep it healthy and let's make our positive changes into lifestyle changes. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> <em>306</em> <em>224</em> <em>220</em> <em>9</em> <em>236</em> <em>220</em> <em>205</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:05:08 EST How Many Crunches? - March 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x32496653 Hey team, <BR> <BR> How many crunches did you do today? It doesn't have to all be in one shot as long as we get them in daily. <BR> <BR> We don't care if it's 20 or 200, but as long as we are making progress. <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS! <BR> Dedrie <em>402</em> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 03:33:25 EST March - Weekend Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x32145312 Weekends are really hard for me with staying healthy because we have a lot of treats and fast food in the house. I also normally don't feel like getting in a workout because everyone is around. <BR> <BR> I'll post a weekend challenge every Friday that will help keep us focused through the weekend. We should post here throughout the weekend to encourage each other and to let us all know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> This should be fun! <em>334</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:52:04 EST March - Set Your Personal Weekly Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x32144933 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I thought of this challenge for everyone to think of their own personal challenge. We are all at different levels in this journey and have different hurdles to make it through to the next week. <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to post our weekly mini challenges for ourselves. By writing it out, holds us just that much more accountable. Let's try and post daily! <BR> <BR> Good Luck & let's make this work! <em>220</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:38:31 EST March - What did you NOT eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x32144774 As you all know the temptations are always there. "What did you NOT eat today?" is a thread for us to let everyone know about our food accomplishments. Tell us what you passed on and said "NO" to and then made a healthier choice would be great. <BR> <BR> We can support & congratulate each other with positive reinforcement. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Dedrie Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:32:50 EST March Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x32144702 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> March is practically here and we need to get our bodies moving. How many minutes fitness minutes will you like to pledge this month. We also started adding up our calories burned during each workout. I try to challenge myself each week to do a little bit more. <BR> <BR> I know getting in a good workout isn't easy, but very important to our journey to be healthy. Please try your best to post daily to keep each other motivated and feel supported. <BR> <BR> Best wi... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:29:43 EST March New YOU Challenge to drop 5-10 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x32144547 WOW, it's already almost March and it's time for a new month. We have a chance to think about what we did in January and either continue with our routine because it's working or revamp it to make it better. <BR> <BR> We aren't here to be perfect, but here to be healthy! <BR> <BR> I hope you are up for the challenge to drop 5-10 pounds in February! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS RIGHT & TOGETHER! <BR> <em>274</em> <em>9</em> <em>45</em> <em>4</em> <em>265</em> <em>198</em> <... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:23:11 EST What's on your menu for today? - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x32089002 March is going to be a wonderful month to stay focused on our meal plans. I've started this link because it's great to get ideas from each other on what we are eating. Plus, holding ourselves accountable for what we put in our mouths is also very important. <BR> <BR> I also know how challenging it is to stay in our calorie range and by writing it out should help each of us to stay on track. <BR> <BR> I hope to get some support and see you on board. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>220</em> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 19:20:09 EST I NEED MEAL IDEAS GIVE ME GIVE ME PLEASE!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x32086287 PLEASE HELP ME I NEED MEAL IDEAS TO STICK WITH MY DIET WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE DISHES TO COOK UP? <BR> Quick and Easy would be amazing but other recipes will work as well PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LOTS OF IDEAS WOULD BE WONNDDERRFULL THANK YOU EVERYONE!! <em>247</em> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:10:54 EST Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x31868472 Hi, everyone! My name is Angie. I was born and raised in London, but have lived in Ohio for 21 years. I am a wife, mother of five, and now a grandmother! I joined Spark in 2006, lost a total of 25 lb, but fell off the wagon last summer, and by Christmas I had regained 19 lb! <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I started 2010 on the right track, and have been eating healthily and exercising regularly. So far, I've lost 5 lb, but despite my efforts, the scale has not been budging lately, althou... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:05:09 EST My challenge: STAY OFF THE SCALE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x31658823 Hey all. I am working on my own version of a 30 Day Plan. Included in this plan is to weigh-in only once a week on Sundays. Now, Since July, 2009, I've weighed in practically every day, so you can imagine how hard this is for me not to step on that scale every day. O can't [weight] :-) until Febraury 22, last day of my 30 Day Plan. I want to weigh in. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 11:28:54 EST reducing Lower back pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x31576579 Hey team <BR> <BR> So I have lower back pain or tightness frequently so for 2010 I promised that I will stretch everyday, however when Im doing ab work or in dance class doing flatbacks after a couple of reps my lower back becomes so tensed, even when i am engaging my core. <BR> <BR> I believe my back is weak or my core is weak (thats why im not getting the support for my back). But I would like to relieve the stress from my back and gain strength. <BR> <BR> Anyone have any pointers? <BR... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:48:44 EST February - What did you NOT eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x31498736 As you all know the temptations are always there. "What did you NOT eat today?" is a thread for us to let everyone know about our food accomplishments. Tell us what you passed on and said "NO" to and then made a healthier choice would be great. <BR> <BR> We can support & congratulate each other with positive reinforcement. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Dedrie Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:48:59 EST February - 30 Days of Achieving a New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x31498481 CONSISTENCY! CONSISTENCY! CONSISTENCY! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> I know it's not easy to change some bad habits, but we must always keep fighting for what we want. This <BR> thread is for us to think about what you will like to work on for the month of February. <BR> <BR> Think about what worked/didn't work for you in January and change things around if you have to. <BR> <BR> Who's up for a personal challenge <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> POSITIVE VIBES TO ALL OF YOU! <em>321</em> <BR> <... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:37:14 EST February Exercise Minutes/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x31498265 Hi Sparkers, <BR> <BR> February is about to start and it's about that time for us to pledge our fitness minutes for the month. <BR> <BR> I know getting in a good workout isn't easy, but very important to our journey to be healthy. Please try your best to post daily to keep each other motivated and feel supported. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to you all in 2010! <em>206</em> Thu, 28 Jan 2010 18:26:38 EST Encouraging Achievements Not Just Weight Loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x31423528 Thought I would suggest a new challenge. We know that Spark is not all about weight loss and when "only" losing weight is our goal we will fail and fail miserably from discouragement. The scale is a good tool but not the only one out there to measure success; so I want use to post others ways we stay encouraged by other than the scale. I know often (when I lose my focus) my happiness centers around the scale and that is just failure and discouragement waiting to happen; so list some ways th... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:15:55 EST February New YOU Challenge to drop 5-10 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x31420203 WOW, it's already almost February and it's time for a new month. We have a chance to think about what we did in January and either continue with our routine because it's working or revamp it to make it better. <BR> <BR> We aren't here to be perfect, but here to be healthy! <BR> <BR> I hope you are up for the challenge to drop 5-10 pounds in February! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS RIGHT & TOGETHER! <BR> <em>274</em> <em>9</em> <em>45</em> <em>4</em> <em>265</em> <em>198</em>... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:52:42 EST Don't trust my scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x31017804 Hey guys. I'm so nervous. I stepped on the scale today and it said I weighed 165.3lbs. Now, I've been there only for it to tell me the following morning that I'm back at 167 give/take a pound or two. So I'm going to just wait until Friday to see if I really have reached a goal finally. <BR> <BR> Two of my short term goals are to: <BR> <BR> 1. reach 165lbs and keep it <BR> 2. get that bmi line under the word over weight on the Wii Fit. <BR> <BR> According to today's weigh-in, I've done bot... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:57:38 EST 3lbs, Yay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x30997896 The Biggest Loser for Wii said I lost 3lbs. I'm so excited! Yay! Makes me want to work even harder to make sure I drop an additional 3lbs by next Monday's challenge. <em>104</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:22:46 EST 20 Pounds Must Go Team Getting Organized in 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x30744797 I have noticed in what we want to accomplish in 2010, a lot of you want to get organized. I thought it would be fun to accomplish this goal together as a team. Post what organizational project you want to tackle this week, it could be anything. Just post it and share with us whether you accomplished it and if there are any pointers you want to share with the rest of the team. Take small steps. If a closet is getting on your nerves start with that and maybe devote 10 minute a day to it unt... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 08:32:23 EST What would you like to accomplish in 2010? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x30667300 Jenn already has a post on what were your accomplishments in 2009, but what would you like to attain in 2010? My goals are to become a Spark People motivator, Lose all my stomach fat (like to see a six pack instead of a one pack), and when I see my family members in June I want to see their mouths drop open because I am so fit. So tell us what your goals are for 2010? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:22:41 EST January - 30 Days of Achieving a New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x30615020 WOW, I totally can't believe that we are about to start a NEW YEAR! <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> As we all know, consistency is everything through out journey to be healthier. This thread is for us to think about what you will like to work on for the month of January. <BR> Who's up for a personal challenge <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> POSITIVE VIBES TO ALL OF YOU! <em>105</em> <BR> ~Dedrie Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:36:39 EST January New YOU Challenge to drop 5-10 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x30614505 HI TEAMMATES, <BR> <BR> I don't know about you, but I'm totally excited to start fresh and set new goals in 2010. <BR> <BR> This challenge is to drop 5-10 pounds in January to kick off our success this year. Try your best to post here daily and let us know how you are doing, especially if you need some extra support and motivation. <BR> <BR> THINK HEALTHY! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> MUCH SUCCESS in 2010! <em>274</em> <BR> ~Dedrie Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:11:49 EST January Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x30614321 Hi Spakers, <BR> <BR> It's about that time for us to start a NEW YEAR and reach new goals. <BR> <BR> Let's pledge how many fitness minutes you'll like to get in during the month of January and push to do your best. Try your best to post daily to keep everyone inspired and to learn that we are NEVER alone once on spark. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to you all in 2010! <em>206</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:02:39 EST December Excersize Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x30251088 12-1 : 65 Min. Wii bowling/Tennis <BR> 12-2 : 45 Min. Wii Bowling <BR> 12-3 : 220 Min. 11.7 Miles on treadmill <BR> 12-4 : 90 Min. Wii baseball/bowling <BR> 12-5 : 30 Min. Wii Bowling <BR> Week totals - 450 min, 11.7 Treadmill Miles <BR> <BR> 12-6 : <BR> 12-7 : 190 Min. 10.11 miles on Treadmill <BR> 12-8 : 195 Min. 10.47 miles on Treadmill <BR> 12-9 : 225 Min. 12.31 Miles on Treadmill <BR> 12-10 : 60 Min. 3.32 Miles on Treadmill <BR> 12-11 : 60 Min. Shopping/fast walking <BR> 12-12... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 06:24:48 EST Bring in the New Year Challenge - lose 10 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x29949873 WOW, I totally can't believe that I'm starting this challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> HERE GOES! <BR> <BR> I challenge myself and everyone to drop 10 pounds by the New Year. This should definitely keep us under control over the holiday season. <BR> <BR> Let's stay focused and have fun! <em>9</em> Tue, 24 Nov 2009 19:20:13 EST What have you accomplished in 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x29889701 I thought about this early since I cant do much else right now. <BR> <BR> I looked at my blogs and my first blog of the year was Feb 2009 <BR> <BR> I weighed 178. I now weigh 164 as of this morning. <BR> I have gone down at least 1 size pants. I have some 14's, 12's and some 10's that I can wear. <BR> <BR> My goal for steps was 4.5 million and have surpassed that so far by getting 6,421,212 as of the end of Oct. <BR> My fitness minutes goal for the year was 30,000 and I have 33,398 as of t... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 18:52:46 EST P90X http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x29806543 Hi there, <BR> <BR> I am wondering if anyone out there has P90X but aren't using it right now and would be willing to loan it out for 90 days. I am willing to pay but thought I would get it used if possible. <BR> <BR> If interested, let me know. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Trace Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:32:36 EST Travis's Challenge during Favorite show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x29505373 My dear hubby lol challenged me either during the commercials or during the show that you watch at night. Mine is Biggest Loser. <BR> <BR> Walk in place with your arms straight forward. See if you can keep it up every commercial or post back how long you keep the excersize going. Tue, 3 Nov 2009 19:11:35 EST November Mini Fitness Tag Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x29433188 Jenn had started this a while back and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully, we'll be able to get it going again and have some fun. <BR> <BR> I challenge YOU to do 50 step ups today! <BR> <BR> If you meet the challenge, then please post that you did it and post a Mini Fitness challenge for the next person. <BR> <BR> (Next person, just copy and paste the foregoing in your response but change the exercise.) <BR> <BR> (ex. <BR> "I will do the 50 step ups <BR> the next person can do 20 crunche... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:41:53 EST November Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x29433068 I didn't do very well with getting myself focused to get in a workout. November is a new month and I'm going to need your support. <BR> <BR> I'm going to pledge 1500 workout minutes. Will you all join me with posting your minutes? <BR> <BR> I look forward to seeing all that you accomplish this month. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>185</em> <em>186</em> <em>84</em> <em>419</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:34:34 EST November - 30 Days of Achieving a New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x29433004 WOW, I totally can't believe that November is here and that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. <BR> <BR> As we all know, consistency is everything through out journey to be healthier. This thread is for us to think about what you will like to work on for the month of November. <BR> <BR> Who's up for a personal challenge <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> My 30 day goal is to not snack or eat after 8:30pm every day. Wish me luck and I'm going to totally need your support. <em>220</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:28:53 EST November Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x29432894 Hi Sparkers, How did everyone do in October with their measurements? Did you reach your goals? If so, <em>242</em> , if not you are not alone and let's all keep up the fight. <BR> <BR> WE WILL BE HEALTHIER IN NOVEMBER! <BR> <BR> Let's post our measurements and see how much we will succeed. <em>244</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 21:22:44 EST October Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x28803359 July 24th measurements <BR> Last Weeks <BR> waist - 34 <BR> Pants measurement for waist now - 31 <BR> Hips - 42 <BR> Pants measurement for Hips now - Same <BR> <BR> Now October 1st <BR> waist 32.5 <BR> Hips 42 still <BR> Thigh 23 <BR> Calf 14.5 Fri, 2 Oct 2009 06:36:43 EST October Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x28756662 It's October Sparkers and let's set our personal exercise goals. <BR> <BR> I'm pledging 1500 workout minutes because I need to get going again. <BR> <BR> Best wishes & let's kick this weight! <em>216</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 09:35:32 EST Biggest Loser Chat and Challenges while watching. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x28422740 Heres where we can talk about the biggest loser show on Wednesday mornings or tuesdays nights for those who are on. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge is 2 fold <BR> 1 - do calf raises either while watching the show or during commercials. count them and report Wednesday morning how many you did. <BR> 2 - pick who you are rooting for and talk about why. <BR> <BR> I hope to see everyone here and join in on this. Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:25:28 EST Hola Spark People :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x28316354 I am a newbie to this Team. I wanted to say hello to each and everyone of you and I pray that all is well!!!!... I am here because I would like to shed (in a healthy manner of course <em>20</em> ) some weight...and I know it starts with a decision... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Hope to connect with you on this journey!!!! <em>213</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:41:45 EST Hypothyroidism http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x28239574 Hi, does anyone suffer from an enlarged thyroid? It's putting a crimp in weight-loss plans. I had planned to lose 20 pounds by my 50th birthday which is next week, but instead I'm right back at the beginning. I don't plan to give up. I'm joining gym for my birthday but any tips on how to handle hypothyroidism? Mon, 7 Sep 2009 15:21:08 EST Thanksgiving Challenge - Lose 10 by Nov 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x28051229 Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Labor Day is one week away and I thought it will be a great idea to keep us going to drop another 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> Anyone up to the challenge to losing 10 pounds by Thanksgiving? I can't wait to be 10 pound lighter! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Let's keep this healthy and stay focused to drop some of this weight! <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> Dedrie Sun, 30 Aug 2009 09:33:26 EST September - Friday Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x28049975 I thought it will be a great idea for us to start a new thread on a monthly to keep track of how we are doing. <BR> <BR> Let's measure for September and keep track of our progress. As you know, the scale can't be our only form of measuring success. <em>207</em> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:17:21 EST September Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x28049850 WOW, time is really going by fast. It's about that time of month for us to set our personal exercise minutes goals for September. Let's all have another active & fun month and burn these calories. <BR> <em>185</em> <em>216</em> <em>186</em> <em>206</em> <em>84</em> <em>108</em> <em>68</em> <em>192</em> <em>9</em> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 08:07:33 EST Attn: Walkers and runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27994354 Just thought you should check out this cool site. Got it from my Rookie Running team but thought I would share here. If you walk or run this is an awesome way of tracking your mileage! exercise.lbl.gov/index.html Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:08:53 EST Back again for the third time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27913464 Hi everyone. I've been gone now for months and need some help and support. Moved to another state, which was very stressful. I'm at my heaviest I've ever been and can't seem to get myself moving. Going through a tough time trying to unpack and having no friends here. Any suggestions on where I should begin? Was going to go check out some local gyms today. Have my h.s. reunion in a couple months and want to look nice - if I could lose just ten pounds I would feel happy... <BR> Thanks for ... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:26:18 EST Power Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27894148 I've started eating eggs for breakfast most mornings. I bought two silicone "poach pods" at Crate & Barrel, and they are so easy to use. You just crack an egg into each pod and float it on boiling water in a covered pot for 5 minutes, and you have delicious poached eggs. <BR> Anyway, ever since I've started eating eggs, I've noticed that I don't need a mid-morning snack, and most days I don't even want lunch until 1 or 1:30. It used to be that I would need a snack at 10:00 am and I was ... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:29:04 EST Weekend Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x27677738 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> This weekends Challenge is <BR> <BR> 1: Last weekends challenge was to work out an extra 20 minutes. That will be this weekends challenge also. <BR> <BR> 2: This one is optional really. <BR> Look at yourself or imagine. <BR> Why are you here? <BR> What have you accomplished? <BR> Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror with nothing on. If so Do you see what needs changed or if you have been here awhile what do you s... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:30:42 EST Pictures tell a story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27571016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=2298829 Sat, 8 Aug 2009 20:15:18 EST Girls, I need your advice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27530176 Girls, I need some advice here. I keep going over my exercise minutes by quite a bit. I bump it up but still keep going over. I get the following message: *You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount. Your calories eaten goal will not adjust automatically. If you have increased the amount of exercise you are doing, you should update your fitness settings here to make sure you are consuming enough calories to support the additional activity. Should I just igno... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 19:38:16 EST August Excersize Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x27374572 August is a busy month for me so Im shooting for 3500 Minutes again. <BR> <BR> 8/1 - <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> 8/2 - <BR> 8/3 - <BR> 8/4 - <BR> 8/5 - <BR> 8/6 - <BR> 8/7 - <BR> 8/8 - <BR> Week Totals: <BR> <BR> 8/9 - <BR> 8/10 - <BR> 8/11 - <BR> 8/12 - <BR> 8/13 - <BR> 8/14 - <BR> 8/15 - <BR> Week Totals: <BR> <BR> 8/16 - <BR> 8/17 - <BR> 8/18 - <BR> 8/19 - <BR> 8/20 - <BR> 8/21 - <BR> 8/22 - <BR> Week Totals <BR> <BR> 8/23 - <BR> 8/24 - <BR> 8/25 - <BR> 8/26 - <BR> 8/27 - <BR> 8/28 - <BR> ... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 08:10:43 EST August 2009 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x27374564 As most of you know I count Steps, Miles and Minutes. <BR> <BR> I thought that I would create a thread for steps along with the Minutes one for August. <BR> <BR> 8/1 - <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> 8/2 - <BR> 8/3 - <BR> 8/4 - <BR> 8/5 - <BR> 8/6 - <BR> 8/7 - <BR> 8/8 - <BR> Week Totals: <BR> <BR> 8/9 - <BR> 8/10 - <BR> 8/11 - <BR> 8/12 - <BR> 8/13 - <BR> 8/14 - <BR> 8/15 - <BR> Week Totals: <BR> <BR> 8/16 - <BR> 8/17 - <BR> 8/18 - <BR> 8/19 - <BR> 8/20 - <BR> 8/21 - <BR> 8/22 - <BR> Week Total... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 08:09:57 EST 100 Days of Achieving a New Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x27275694 Happy Monday my wonderful sparkers, <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I was searching around other teams and thought this was a great idea. <BR> <BR> Think of a bad habit that you will like to break and jump right in to the challenge. Or even a good habit that you'll like to start. <BR> <BR> I have to think about what I'll like to give up and/or start. <BR> <BR> Best Wishes! <em>9</em> Mon, 27 Jul 2009 06:41:49 EST 100 Push Up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x27237903 Alright Sparkers, Debbie (RANEYDAY) has brought up another <em>250</em> challenge for us. <BR> <BR> Who wants to try and complete 100 push ups by following a 6 week program? I'm going to give it a shot and see how far I could get. <BR> <BR> I've posted the link that we will be following for everyone to view. <BR> <BR> <link>hundredpushups.com/week1.html </link> Sat, 25 Jul 2009 06:22:54 EST Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x27197253 While walking this morning. I was almost done and some how my 20 pounds must go team popped into my head. <BR> <BR> We have a 10 week 10 pound challenge going on. I know your probably thinking why the heck would that pop in to my head. Well my weigh in this morning is the reason this popped into my head. Tomorrw are the days we weigh in at and for the last few weeks my Monday WI's have been better then my Fridays. Wierd I know. However that being said Im still going to leave it on Fridays so... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:42:51 EST What have you lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27124704 I borrowed this from another team I'm on.... I thought it was pretty cool. Add up how much you lost--see how many different combos you can make! :) <BR> <BR> For example... I've lost all the pizza I ate last year... Or...2 years of additives and my brain... or... a guinea pig, a rack of ribs, a chihuahua, the smaller of my cats (9 lbs), and my skin... <BR> <BR> or, 1 of my pudgy cat (19 lbs), and an ostrich egg... <BR> <BR> What have you lost? <BR> <BR> <BR> "Here are some weight com... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 12:25:56 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x27087197 I realized that I never introduced myself. I've been a member since November and I've just been lurking since then I guess. I've been a member of spark since September, but fell off the wagon a few times and gained a few pounds back. Now I'm back on track, but finding the weight loss quite frustrating. Looking forward to the support and motivation. Sat, 18 Jul 2009 15:59:01 EST FRIDAY MEASUREMENTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27081837 Good Morning Sparkers, <BR> <BR> Debbie, one of our lovely team members came up with a <em>250</em> idea to start a thread for us to post our measurements. <BR> <BR> We shouldn't only rely on the scale and to be honest with you, losing inches is the best. <BR> <BR> Post any measurements that you will like to track, I'll be posting mine in the morning. <em>7</em> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 10:36:29 EST Muscle Gain, How long does it take? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x27072526 It almost feels as if my body never wants to lose weight. No matter how much I exercise, or how many calories I limit, nothing budges. Its incredibly frustrating. I am wondering just how long it takes to build body mass. I started walking a lot this week and noticed some muscles growing on my legs, but I always assumed that muscle growth takes awhile, not a few days. So I lost a pound the first few days after 1200 cals a day and walking briskly for 60 mins. The day after that, I gained the po... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 19:47:06 EST Weekend Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x26846381 Are you ready. <BR> <BR> We are going to do another beat your best challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. You are too get more steps then usual, or 20 minutes more then usual, or 1 mile more then you normally do. <BR> 2. Time yourself. Do 2 minutes worth of step ups. Count them and then after your done. See how long it takes for you to get back to regular life, in other words how long it takes for your heart rate to go back down. <BR> 3. Hard one: Get 4 servings of veggies, try a recipe here on spark. <... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 23:34:29 EST Weekend Challenge 7/4-7/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x26672786 This weekends challenge will be easy for some and hard for others. It is not an excersize challenge. <BR> <BR> This weekends challenge will consist of: <BR> <BR> 1: Creating a blog about your progress so far. If you are new, create a blog about yourself and what you would like to accomplish. <BR> <BR> 2: If you are having 4th of July Parties, make smart Nutrition choices. Join in on at least 1 active game. Frisbee, volleyball, softball game anything. (I say the ball game because my hubbys ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:14:50 EST Mini Fitness Tag Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x26654657 I challenge YOU to do 50 step ups today! <BR> <BR> If you meet the challenge, then please post that you did it and post a Mini Fitness challenge for the next person. <BR> <BR> (Next person, just copy and paste the foregoing in your response but change the excersize.) Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:34:19 EST July Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x26639618 Who's up for getting their bodies moving? <BR> <BR> It's about that time for us to pledge our total workout minutes we will like to get in for July. <BR> <BR> LET'S SUPPORT EACH OTHER & GET MOVING! <em>186</em> <em>218</em> <em>185</em> Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:34:13 EST Set Your Personal Weekly Goal - July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x26639497 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I thought of this challenge for everyone to think of their own personal challenge. We are all at different levels in this journey and have different hurdles to make it through to the next week. <BR> <BR> Here is a place for us to post our weekly mini challenges for ourselves. By writing it out, holds us just that much more accountable. <BR> <BR> Good Luck & let's make this work! <em>220</em> Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:27:58 EST Weekend Challenge - Whose with me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x26542670 Saturday or sunday buzz in and let us know whether you are up for the Challenge. <BR> <BR> I have been challenged on another team to "BEAT MY BEST", which means simply that <BR> <BR> Beat your best pedometer count. Mine is 37400 so I cant beat my best right now since Im not using the treadmill so Im shooting for another 30,000 steps.. <BR> <BR> Whose with me to beat your highest count on your counter. Or if you dont wear a counter, beat your best miles in one day or beat your highest cardi... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 09:32:43 EST Labor Day Challenge - Lose 10 lbs by Sept 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x26528660 WOW, I can't believe our summer challenge is now over. Now it's time for us to set a new goal to keep us motivated. The kids are now out of school and will be heading back before we know it. Thus, Labor Day is right around the corner. <BR> <BR> This challenge give us, 10 weeks to lose a healthy 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> Who's in with me? <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Please remember to weigh in weekly! <BR> <BR> LET'S FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO GET OUR BODIES MOVING! <em>218</em> & M... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:18:50 EST I wish I had a perfect body! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x26302920 I try so hard but I just can't get the perfect body, namely : a vital stat of 30-24-32 inches. <BR> <BR> Right now my waist is about 28 inches. Is it even possible to acheive my dream of a perfect body as stated above? Sun, 14 Jun 2009 09:50:30 EST June Walkers/ Joggers/ Runners/Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x25935677 We totally got our bodies moving and was able to get in 1,015 miles in May. This means that we have met and past our goal of 1,000 miles. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> CAN WE DO EVEN BETTER IN JUNE? <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every 20 minutes of Aerobic activity equals a mile. This way we could all join in even if you use DVD's or go to classes. <BR> <BR> The key is to have fun and get your body moving! <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Please join our team g... Sat, 30 May 2009 21:21:20 EST May Walkers/ Joggers/ Runners/Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x25935511 I named this wrong! <em>33</em> I started the new thread correctly. Sat, 30 May 2009 21:13:39 EST June Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x25935265 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> WOW, I totally can't believe I'm starting June challenges. Time surely did fly by and everyone has done an excellent job with keeping their body moving. <BR> <BR> It's about that time of month for us to pledge our total workout minutes for the month of June. <BR> <BR> LET'S ALL HAVE ANOTHER <em>250</em> MONTH! Sat, 30 May 2009 20:58:29 EST June Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x25862349 <em>209</em> JUNE BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE: <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> LET'S HAVE ANOTHER FUN MONTH! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> WHO CAN LOSE THE MOST WEIGHT this month? <BR> <em>205</em> YOU ARE NEVER OUT! <BR> <em>205</em> If you gain, lose or stay the same, please still post your weight <BR> <em>205</em> MUST post your progress weight weekly <BR> <em>141</em> The key is to make each day better and keep pushing to reach your goal. <BR> <BR> WE M... Wed, 27 May 2009 19:56:26 EST Weekly Blog Prompts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x25638202 Week Of 5/18 blog prompt is <BR> <BR> Do images of celebraties and models make you feel bad about yourself? <BR> <BR> Create a blog and let us know that you did. Mon, 18 May 2009 18:23:43 EST Blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x25441172 Hey Everyone. <BR> <BR> Last week I found something that I hadnt seen here on the site before. Its blog prompts. Sparkpeople has put in the community section an area for weekly blog prompts. They give questions for you to think about and blog about. <BR> <BR> This weeks blog prompt is -- How do you keep yourself motivated? <BR> <BR> What I want to try is for everyone to blog on their page and then come back and let us know that they blogged and we can go to the blogs and check them out. <... Mon, 11 May 2009 09:14:42 EST New feature on Sparkpeople.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x25155041 I dont know if anyone has noticed this but if you are looking at Sparkpages and click on that friends picture you can now comment on their pictures. <BR> <BR> From what I seen on the Team leaders forum its been there for a week or so. <BR> <BR> Check it out. <BR> <BR> HUGS Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:18:32 EST New Team goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x25142739 As you know Ms. D has created a team goal for miles. I have created one for Steps so join in with us on the team goals at the bottom of the main page of the group page. <BR> <BR> So now we have 2 new Team goals. <BR> <BR> I look forward to everyone jumping in and joining D and I. <BR> <BR> HUGS Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:07:57 EST New Co-Leader! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x25141482 It is with GREAT pleasure to announce Jen (JENNTINYSAM) as a co-leader for our team. She is such a HUGE motivator and has AMAZED me with her ENERGY and workout minutes. <BR> <BR> Let's all give her a warm welcome! <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>220</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:18:04 EST Please join! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x25140433 Please join in with us! <BR> <BR> I've added our "Walkers/Joggers/ Runners/Exercise Challenge" to be tracked as a team goal on our team page. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=356 </link> <BR> <BR> When you get a second, please join our newest team goal so that we could reach our goal as a team. The only differce with this one is that it's not automatically linked to your fitness tracker. <BR> <BR> I'll adjust the number as we bypass our goal! ... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 20:36:59 EST May Walkers/Joggers/ Runners/Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x25139354 Let's get our bodies moving and see how many miles we could get in each month. At the end of May I will add up the miles and set a goal to beat for June. <BR> <BR> Every 20 minutes of Aerobic activity equals a mile. This way we could all join in even if you use DVD's or go to classes. <BR> <BR> The key is to have fun and get your body moving! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Please try and log daily to keep everyone motivated. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:50:55 EST May Last One Standing Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x25138934 I found this challenge and thought it will be fun! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I hope we get enough people to make this exciting! <BR> <BR> This challenge is simple- everyone starts off being "in" and each week you must post your weigh in-if you gained weight then you are out of the challenge. If you lost or maintained then you are still in. The last one "in" wins and the winner will be receiving a very special sparkgoodie. <BR> <BR> To sign up, post your starting weight (should be weight as... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 19:31:41 EST Ideas for Challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x25119518 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm looking for ideas from you for challenges for May or any month. <BR> <BR> I need help! I'm looking for something different, simple to track, and interesting to everyone. <BR> <BR> I will typically just post a lose 5-10 pounds, but it's getting kind of old. Don't you think? Or will you like for me to continue with that? <BR> <BR> Thoughts are appreciated! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:13:55 EST May Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x25119339 Let's do it again! <BR> <BR> Anyone can join in. This is a great way to keep track of your exercise minutes for the month. Start with a pledge of minutes and then work towards reaching or exceeding your pledge! <BR> <BR> Who's in with me? Let's all have fun and be creative. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Dedrie Wed, 29 Apr 2009 08:07:42 EST The 3's about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x25116403 3's about me.... <BR> <BR> Three names I go by <BR> 1. Joyce <BR> 2. Momma Joyce <BR> 3. JT <BR> <BR> Three jobs I have had in my life <BR> 1. Strawberry Picker <BR> 2. Dishwasher at family restaurant <BR> 3. Insurance since 1982 <BR> <BR> Three places I have lived <BR> 1. Born in India <BR> 2. Canada <BR> <BR> Three shows that I watch <BR> 1. Biggest Loser <BR> 2. CSI Las Vegas <BR> 3. Celebrity Apprentice <BR> <BR> Three Places I have been <BR> 1. Hong Kong <BR> 2. Ve... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 02:27:06 EST AMAZING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x25110119 <em>304</em> to everyone for logging your exercise minutes and total water drank. I was feeling lonely for a while, but now I feel the ENERGY from the team. <BR> <BR> Our totals are OUTSTANDING for our team goals. <BR> <BR> Exercise Minutes: Currently 60,087 / Goal 45,000 <BR> <BR> Water Drank: Currently 3,635 / Goal 4,000 <BR> <BR> Can we also bypass our water goal? <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> LETS DO THIS AGAIN IN MAY! <BR> <em>215</em> I'M EXTREMELY EXCITED! <BR> <e... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 21:03:58 EST Back Fat ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x25048713 Hello ladies! <BR> <BR> Does anyone know any exercises that specifically target "Back Fat"?? You know those rolls that hide under the back of your bra lol <em>198</em> . I have two that I just cant seem to get ride of. The stomach is flattening, but the back fat is soooo stubborn...HELP! <em>24</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 20:40:55 EST Who is your biggest motivator? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x25041002 I was just wondering who your biggest motivator is? <BR> <BR> My best friend Mandy is my biggest motivator. She doesnt even really know this since I think of her when I am working out and I figure if she can do it, I have no reason to quit. She has been on a diet and doing really well. She has lost 20lbs and I just want to lose 10. Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:36:43 EST I pledge for today.... and tomorrow..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24903626 Saw this in another group and loved the idea, so let's start here. You fill in the blank for you... <BR> <BR> Today I pledge to _____________ <BR> Tomorrow I pledge to ______________ Tue, 21 Apr 2009 15:10:09 EST Thank You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24765510 <em>304</em> to everyone who has started to log their workout minutes and water intake. <BR> <BR> We have gone up over 5,000 workout minutes in 3 days. As for water intake we have gone up over 350 glasses. <BR> <BR> Let's all keep up the focus on our team goals. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please let me know. <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>185</em> Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:21:12 EST Friendly Reminder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24686805 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Just a friendly reminder for everyone to log their exercise minutes and total water drank daily. <BR> <BR> We aren't doing very well, as of today: <BR> Total exercise minutes 28,002 with a goal of 45,000 <BR> Total water drank 1,488 with a goal 4,000 <BR> <BR> We can only meet our goals as a team and we need everyone's help. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who have been consistent. If you haven't joined our team goals, they are located on our team page. The ... Mon, 13 Apr 2009 19:54:02 EST Need a BOOST?? Hit the Panic Button!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x24686588 I decided to start this thread again because I wasn't sure if everyone received it. <BR> <BR> We will use this Panic Button Thread when we really find it tough, spiraling, any extra encouragement, support needed. <BR> <BR> The idea is for eveyrone to subscribe to this thread so they we will be able to respond to another team member ASAP. <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> Dedrie Mon, 13 Apr 2009 19:47:13 EST Core Rythms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24636258 Hi gang! I was just wondering if anyone has purchased this set and if they like it or not. I just purchased it today but wont be able to start it until monday due to some back pain today and well tomorrow is Easter and have a full day of visitng family and friends! Thanks for any input and Hope you have a blessed Easter!!! Sat, 11 Apr 2009 20:18:51 EST Inspirationn for the Easter Weekend and whenever http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x24596597 Hi <BR> <BR> Got this from another thread and it sure is excellent, makes you want to dance. <BR> <BR> Motivating for sure <BR> <BR> Hey check out Vancouver BC, he was there at English Bay and we go there sometimes for breakfast <BR> <BR> Enjoy <BR> <BR> http://www.vimeo.com/1211060 Fri, 10 Apr 2009 02:26:52 EST Need a BOOST?? Hit the Panic Button!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x24437169 We will use this Panic Button Thread when we really find it tough, spiraling, any extra encourgement, support needed. <BR> <BR> the idea would be so Group members can respond asap. <BR> <BR> hugs <BR> Joyce Sat, 4 Apr 2009 22:10:34 EST Music http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24429908 Do you listen to music when you work out? I love it if it's got a great beat! I need some new stuff though. What's your favorite music to listen to when working out, band/singer/song???? Sat, 4 Apr 2009 16:15:42 EST Summer Challenge - Lose 10lbs by June 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x24402568 I thought it will be a great idea to start another challenge. <BR> <BR> Let's all try and lose 10lbs by the first day of summer, June 21st! <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge? <em>128</em> Fri, 3 Apr 2009 14:07:08 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24391543 I just joined your team. I have been back at Spark for just over 6 weeks now (after a long break). I did really great the 1st 4 weeks but the last 2 I gained 2 pounds and haven't really lost much of it. Nothing has changed, I'm still in my calories making healthy choices and exercising 30 minutes 5 days a week burning between 300-400 calories. I'm frustrated and was feeling sorry for myself but decided I needed to try something else to help so I'm joining a team, yea me :) I am sick righ... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:22:48 EST Muscle pain from weight training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24334387 Hello - Yesterday I met with the personal trainer for the first time, and it was pretty intense. During the time of lifting weights, my arms felt like Jello and I had no strength at all. As of today, I can't put on clothes without being in searing pain or turn my steering wheel! Any suggestions for recovery! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 12:58:40 EST Daily Steps Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x24321307 I know we have a lot of walkers/runners on the team and was wondering if you wanted to start a daily steps challenge. <BR> <BR> I always wonder how many steps or miles I get in during a day. I guess it's time to put on my pedometer, LOL. <BR> <BR> Anyone up for the challenge and let's see how many steps we could get in for the month. <BR> <BR> LET'S GET MOVING TEAM! <em>244</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2009 03:28:31 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24230943 Hi everyone who reads this! <BR> <BR> My name is Julie. I've been with Sparkpeople for a few months now. I'm down 8 pounds and counting, yeah! <BR> I've also joined another club to help lose the weight. And all this help is really helping.. who knew?! <BR> I'm from Grand Rapids, MI. Always looking for a new "buddy" to join me and my other friend. <BR> Good luck to everyone! We can so do this. <BR> JulieBa1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 12:39:59 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x24223893 Hi Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Feel free to add any challenge that you think others will be interested in joining. Just put it out there under the Challenge column and see what others think. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>220</em> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:40:26 EST April Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x24212435 It's about that time again for us to pledge how many workout minutes we'll like to get in for the month of April. <BR> <BR> Who's in with me? <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>186</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 17:16:40 EST April Challenge - 5-10 lbs Must Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x24212356 WOW, can you believe it's already time for April's Challenge. <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge? I know I am. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>192</em> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 17:12:50 EST Sodium Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x24102260 Hey team...I was just wondering what is the recommended amount of sodium one should consume while trying to lose weight? Dtoney suggested to me that I should monitor it..maybe that's why the scale has been fluctuating so much in the past few days??? Thanks <em>30</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 23:05:03 EST Hardest Food To Limit or Give Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23994178 What has been the most difficult food item to give up or limit? <BR> <BR> For me - pizza is my absolute achilles heel... I have never met a pizza I don't just love! <BR> <BR> And surprisingly - cheese is a tough one for me - I didn't realize how much I like cheese and how much I use it in my cooking - or really how much fat and calories are in my favorite cheeses. <BR> <BR> How about you? Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:17:22 EST Protein Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x23952726 I find it a challenge to eat the appropriate amount of protein recommended by my nutrition tracker. Only occasionally do I eat at least the minimum number of grams. Any suggestions on how I can up my grams? Thu, 19 Mar 2009 19:11:06 EST Late night snacking ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23882615 What are your healthy snacks that you will like to share with the team? <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>474</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> Dedrie Tue, 17 Mar 2009 13:53:33 EST How much have you lost?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x23817557 I think you'll get a kick out of this one!! <BR> <BR> Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human's skin <BR> 7.5 pounds = an average newborn <BR> 8 pounds = a human head <BR> 10 poun... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 14:51:19 EST What's one habit you are trying to give up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23770098 We all have bad habits that we need to get rid of. <BR> <BR> What's yours? Fri, 13 Mar 2009 16:03:40 EST Why is reaching your goal sooo important? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23746297 I think the topic speaks for itself. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <em>216</em> <em>34</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Dedrie Thu, 12 Mar 2009 20:31:54 EST FAMOUS NAME GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23721632 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> A fun game, let us see how far we can go, put your thinking caps on. <BR> Take the last letter of the famous person and make it a first name <BR> <BR> I will start it <BR> <BR> Kelly Clarkson (just finished watching American Idol lol) Thu, 12 Mar 2009 01:04:56 EST Team Goal Reminder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23712259 Just a reminder to please log your exercise minutes and total water drank daily. We are currently now up to 28% in exercise mintues and 16% for total water drank to meeting our team goal for the month of March. <BR> <BR> Thank you to everyone who has added these goals from the team page and for logging consistently. <BR> <BR> If you haven't added our team goals, please join on our team page. <BR> <BR> We could only meet our goals as a team. <BR> <BR> If you have no idea what I'm talkin... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 18:59:49 EST Alphabetical - What to buy at the Grocery Store http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23703126 A - Apples <BR> <BR> B - Bran Flakes <BR> <BR> C anyone? Wed, 11 Mar 2009 13:47:00 EST CHANGE A LETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23680496 Change one letter in the word to create a new one. Let's see how far this can go! <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:23:59 EST WORD SCRAMBLE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23680323 I've found this on another team and thought this was really interesting. So, if yall want to play, just unscramble the word and put a new one for the next player! <BR> <BR> Dedrie <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:18:19 EST Fun & Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23680244 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I've just created a Fun & Games Forum on the team page and looking for some ideas on creative fun games. If you have anything in mind, please create a new top under Fun & Games and let's see how everyone likes it. <BR> <BR> I need help with this one. <BR> <BR> LET'S HAVE FUN! <BR> Dedrie <em>244</em> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:15:46 EST New Member From Brooklyn, New york! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x23653703 Hi All! My name is Robin. I am a recent college grad who is looking to shed a few pounds, while still maintaining my curves. I love being curvy and I don't ever want to get rid of it! I'm looking to lose about 15-20 pounds by June and 25 pounds overall. My will power has been inconsistent for too long...so I hope joining sparkpeople can spark something in me..Losing the weight and changing eating habits will help me achieve great health as well as contribute to my dreams of becoming a plus si... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:54:30 EST Famous Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x23573885 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I got this from another team and it makes it a little fun for us all <BR> <BR> Just take the letter of the last name and make it a first name of a famous person. <BR> <BR> I will start <BR> <BR> Reese Witherspoon <BR> <BR> Sat, 7 Mar 2009 12:34:17 EST 7 Steps to Healthy Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23487672 If healthy weight loss is your goal, these seven easy tips are sure to help you achieve it. <BR> <BR> 1. Don’t Skip Meals <BR> <BR> One of the absolute worst things you can do when trying to lose weight is to skip meals. Nothing can trip up a diet faster. By skipping meals, you could force your body into “starvation mode”, causing it to hang on to the weight you’re trying lose. That’s because your body reacts as if it is literally starving, retaining the fat as a protective measure. Another... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 17:16:32 EST How Many Crunches? - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x23467467 Hey team, <BR> <BR> How many crunches did you do today? It doesn't have to all be in one shot as long as we get them in daily. <BR> <BR> We don't care if it's 20 or 200, but as long as we are making progress. <BR> <BR> LET'S DO THIS! <BR> Dedrie <em>402</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 07:46:49 EST Did you pray today????????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23387729 I think the title speaks for itself. <BR> <BR> Did you pray today? <BR> <BR> Dear Lord, Please help me ..... <BR> Dear Lord, Thank you for .... <BR> <BR> Please share with us! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Dedrie & Lyla Mon, 2 Mar 2009 00:24:00 EST What is ur dream fantasy, ur dream award to urself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23387618 Once you reach your goal, What is your dream award to yourself? <BR> <BR> This one is going to be fun and remind ourselves why we are doing this. <BR> <BR> Dedrie & Lyla <em>410</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 00:18:01 EST Did u beinge today??? WHY ???? - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23387520 I know there are a lot of us that have an addiction to food. Please share your ups and downs with us and what your danger foods are? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! <BR> <em>220</em> WE MUST STAY STRONG TOGETHER! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Lyla for thinking of this great topic for all of us. <BR> <BR> Dedrie Mon, 2 Mar 2009 00:14:23 EST What foods can your family not eat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23381261 Okay - odd question, but I'm wondering... my husband will not eat green peppers. He swears he can find them anywhere - and I must confess - he's usually pretty good at detecting them. So.... <BR> <BR> What foods do you like but cannot cook with due to spousal choice or food allergies in the family? Sun, 1 Mar 2009 20:43:09 EST What did you NOT eat today? - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23324563 What did you pass on today that you are proud about? <BR> <BR> I know we are always tempted to eat something that's not healthy for you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>480</em> Was it Pizza? <BR> <em>44</em> How about a slice of cake? <BR> <em>262</em> A cup of soda? <BR> <em>255</em> Or a cookie? <BR> <BR> <BR> NOT TO GIVE YOU ANY IDEAS? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Share your accomplishments with us and gain support. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>244</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 20:38:56 EST How many glasses did you drink? - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23324441 As we all know it's important to get in at least 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> <BR> How many glasses did you get in today? <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>274</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 20:32:36 EST What's on your menu for today? - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23324394 March is going to be a wonderful month to stay focused on our meal plans. I've started this link because it's great to get ideas from each other on what we are eating. Plus, holding ourselves accountable for what we put in our mouths is also very important. <BR> <BR> I hope to get some support and see you on board. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>220</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 20:30:15 EST March Challenge - 5-10 lbs Must Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x23324264 Who's up for losing 5-10 pounds in March? It will be great to see you join the challenge. <BR> <BR> Time for us to get focused for the month of March. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>224</em> <em>220</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 20:23:11 EST March Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x23324092 It's about that time team for us to pledge how many workout minutes we'll like to get in for the month of March. <BR> <BR> Who's in with me? <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>198</em> Fri, 27 Feb 2009 20:15:42 EST Huddle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23256216 Let's all huddle on the team page to let everyone know that your still alive. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> Dedrie Wed, 25 Feb 2009 18:22:07 EST I'm starting a new Group.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23252996 Hey members of 20 Pounds Must Go... I am starting a new group for school employees who work in a support role. This includes Secretaries, Food Service, Instructional Assistants, School Nurses, etc. - full time, part time.... I would love to have support from others in my same type of position - working with kids daily in a "non-teaching" role. Please come and join me - or pass the word along to someone you know! Our group is called School Support Staff Succeed. Post here if you have any ... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 16:23:35 EST Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x23241689 <em>235</em> to all the new members, it's great to see you on board. You have all made your first steps by joining the 20 pounds must go team. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you through your posts on the team. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> Dedrie Wed, 25 Feb 2009 10:48:12 EST Slowed Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23237800 Hey Team, <BR> <BR> We have slowed down some with supporting each other. Where is everyone? I know you all have busy lives, but it will be great to see you post on the team threads at least daily. This way we all know how you are doing and to also gain support. <BR> <BR> Remember, the more active you are the more support you will receive. <BR> <BR> I need you! We need you! <BR> <BR> Best Wishes to everyone, <BR> Dedrie Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:06:53 EST A bit confused w/ fitness minutes vs. calorie rang http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x23081962 This morning I've changed my fitness tracker to match my 90+ minute workouts that I've been doing. By doing that, my calorie range has changed drastically to 1,470 - 1,820 from 1200 - 1500. Does this mean I've been starving my body this whole time? I'm a little confused in what I should do because I will like to continue with the added exercise for the rest of the month. <BR> <BR> PLEASE HELP! <BR> Dedrie Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:38:02 EST What healthy treats help get you through the day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23067926 What are your special treats? <BR> <BR> I thought it will be a great idea for all of us to share our healthy treats with the each other. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Dedrie Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:15:44 EST What did you NOT eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23067841 I thought a thread where we could tell what we passed on and said no to, then made a healthier choice would be great. We can support & congratulate each other with positive reinforcement. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Dedrie Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:12:22 EST What did you eat? - February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23036337 Hey Team, <BR> <BR> I started e-mailing another spark member all of what I've eaten for the day. We have kept each other focused and accountable for what we eat. <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST: <BR> LUNCH: <BR> DINNER: <BR> SNACKS: <BR> TOTAL CALORIES: <BR> <BR> It has completely helped us to stay on track and I thought about everyone. Plus, it gave us different ideas on what to eat. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested in posting their daily meals eaten? <BR> <BR> Dedrie Wed, 18 Feb 2009 18:15:16 EST Fruits and Vegetables - February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23035503 Let's aim for at least 5 servings per day <BR> <BR> How many servings did you get in today? <BR> <BR> Let's post daily on our progress to keep each other motivated to get in the right amound of fruits and veggies a day. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>291</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>289</em> <em>284</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> Dedrie Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:40:43 EST Nutrition Challenge - February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10339x356x23035006 NUTRITION CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Let's drink that water people! 8 or more glasses per day. Let's try to float away! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Let's post our total amount of water drank per day and hopefully make it to 8 glasses. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Does anyone have creative ways on how they get in their total amount of water? <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> LET'S BE CREATIVE! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> WHO'S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>244</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:19:58 EST Easter Challenge - Lose 10 by April 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x22908204 HEY TEAM! <BR> <BR> Since a lot of you have done so well on the Valentine's Day Challenge I agree that it's an excellent idea to create another one. <BR> <BR> Let's lose 10 pounds by Easter, which is April 12, 2009. This gives us 8 weeks from today to make it. <BR> <BR> WHO'S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE? <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> <BR> Dedrie Sat, 14 Feb 2009 17:26:59 EST What are your plans for Valentines? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22852467 Everyday is Valentines for me because of my Lord and the beautiful family he has blessed me with. I'm excited this year to celebrate Valentines in a different way. We've invited a Single Mom and her DD to attend Saturday night church service and afterward we're treating them to dinner. There's nothing like sharing God's love and blessings <em>26</em> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 16:20:39 EST Is anyone here using the Body Bugg or GoWear Fit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22835201 I need some help pinning down what's going right and what's going wrong with my weightloss efforts and am trying to decide which of these is better. Any feedback is hugely appreciated! Thu, 12 Feb 2009 07:01:10 EST Protein Shakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22738213 Since there were a few of us that were interested in protein shakes, I thought I'd start a new thread. All the discussion so far has been interspersed with other talking, and it was a little hard to follow. <BR> <BR> I got my shakes today at Walmart. They had VERY LITTLE selection, so I wasn't really thrilled with my choice because it's not a flavored one. But it had the best nutrients for the best price. <BR> <BR> I got Geni-Soy plain flavor. It has 110 calories per serving (190 total, ... Mon, 9 Feb 2009 12:02:11 EST Celebrating A Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22653967 Seems like this week has been hard for a lot of us. Some of us have gained a little; others have maintained, but not lost. <BR> <BR> I thought I'd start a thread sharing a victory that I experienced. <BR> <BR> Y'all encouraged me to find other measures beyond the scale to see some progress. So, today, after a mild workout and shower, I got down my clothes from before I was pregnant. <BR> <BR> I got to take out 2 shirts to start wearing again!!! <BR> <BR> Both of the shirts are ones tha... Fri, 6 Feb 2009 15:04:28 EST February Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x22410874 Hey Team! It's about that time again to hold yourself accountable for how many workout minutes you will get in for the month of February. <BR> <BR> Who's up for the challenge? <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> ~Dedrie Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:09:26 EST February Challenge - 5-10 lbs MUST GO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x22328901 Sorry, I had to move the thread to be under challenges! <BR> <BR> These pounds are not easy to get rid of, but guess what? <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> WHO'S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> I KNOW I AM! <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>216</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:12:38 EST How Hard did you try this month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22328168 Ask yourself this question and answer it truthfully. <BR> <BR> "HOW HARD DID YOU TRY THIS MONTH?" <BR> <BR> Dedrie Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:51:00 EST February Challenge - 5-10 lbs MUST GO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x22327781 Please don't use this thread, I posted it under the wrong forum title. I placed it under challenges where it belongs. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> Dedrie Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:39:14 EST January Team Goals Update: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x22271608 Just had to share: <BR> <BR> I had to change our total fitness minutes from 35000 for the month to 83000 total minutes. WE ARE JUST MOVING THIS month and staying active. <BR> <BR> I will like to say THANK YOU to everyone for staying focused. <BR> <BR> We are almost to our goal for total water drank. We are currently at 6,699 with a goal of 8,000. <BR> <BR> Remember, if you missed a day of tracking you can go back and add it. <BR> <BR> LET'S KEEP UP THE HARD WORK! <BR> <BR> Please s... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:57:40 EST 3 things I am thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22270883 The title speaks for itself. Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:41:28 EST I am NOT going to let _____get me down today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x22269590 What obstacle are you facing today that could disrupt your day/weight loss goals/etc...? <BR> <BR> Examples: <BR> <BR> I am NOT going to let my Nancy get me down today. <BR> <BR> I am NOT going to let the scale get me down today. <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>211</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:14:44 EST Panic Button http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22269248 Need some quick information, advice, or moral support? Here's the place to ask for it... <BR> <BR> Dedrie <em>20</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 11:07:46 EST Cruise challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22239393 Here is a challenge: <BR> <BR> That we set a goal for ourselves no matter how we do it or how much we lost or if just maintaining) that we go on a group cruise (we can take husbands, children whomever they want to bring) but the cruise is for us, the weight loss group. This would be for sometime in 2010. This will give everyone enough time to save money and lose what we want to lose. <BR> <BR> Would anybody interested in doing this? We could shoot for spring or summer of 2010. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:01:55 EST What inspires you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22229016 My number one inspiration is my family. I want to be around for a long, long time. I want to see my grandchildren and great grandchildren and maybe even my great great grandchildren. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <BR> Dedrie Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:07:50 EST "Sparked Up! Challenge" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x22224458 I dare you to take the "Sparked Up! Challenge". No matter how you feel: <BR> <BR> 1) Send a fellow team member or Spark member a Spark Goodie <BR> 2) Respond to a blog with encouraging words or your favorite scripture from the Bible <BR> 3) Email or call someone today to let them know you were thinking of them <BR> <BR> And if you are feeling really good(or bad) encourage 20 people during the week. Trust me...your spirit will be lifted high! <BR> <BR> I look forward to reading your replie... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 23:25:47 EST Encourage Someone Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x22213906 I dare you to take the "Sparked Up! Challenge". No matter how you feel: <BR> <BR> 1) Send a fellow team member or Spark member a Spark Goodie <BR> 2) Respond to a blog with encouraging words or your favorite scripture from the Bible <BR> 3) Email or call someone today to let them know you were thinking of them <BR> <BR> And if you are feeling really good(or bad) encourage 20 people during the week. Trust me...your spirit will be lifted high! Sat, 24 Jan 2009 16:12:51 EST I thought this was so interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x22046192 I guess maybe I'll stop beating myself up about having an appetite and just realize I may have just fight a little harder not to cave to EVERY craving. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Women less able to combat hunger, study says <BR> New findings may help explain higher obesity rate for females <BR> <BR> WASHINGTON - Faced with their favorite foods, women are less able than men to suppress their hunger, a discovery that may help explain the higher obesity rate for females, a new study suggests. <B... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:21:18 EST FRIDAY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21931199 Ok Team~ how has your progress been for this week? Let's post our journey and encourage eachother to KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! <BR> <BR> Starting weight (SW)= 141 <BR> Current weight (CW)= 136.5 <BR> Goal Weight (GW)= 120 <BR> +/- weight= NO CHANGE FOR ME THIS WEEK :( <BR> But, I had a great workout this morning! <BR> Hoping next week will be better. <BR> We can do this! <BR> Esther Fri, 16 Jan 2009 10:27:58 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21832940 I just need some people to tell me that I'm not doing something wrong, and this diet will eventually work...I've been sticking to my diet, and I've been doing Power 90 for a week every day like i'm supposed to...but I've gained 2 pounds since my weigh in last week :( I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Please help! Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:42:43 EST My weekly stats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21804336 Good Morning everyone!! <BR> <BR> Weight in this morning: <BR> Rid of 2.4 pds and 0.5% body fat <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so proud of myself! <BR> I can do anything I decide to do...ALWAYS! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Sue <BR> <em>9</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 07:25:06 EST Plan Your Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21778097 I think I need to start planning when and what I am going to eat because I tend to graze on chocolate and overeat early in the day... so starting tomorrow... <BR> <BR> Jan. 13 Breakfast- 7:45 Dunkin Donuts Turkey Sausage Egg White Flat Bread with Large Hot Tea <BR> Lunch- 11:30 Chili's 1 Southwest Egg Roll as an appetizer, thats 2 pieces, and 2 chicken and shrimp fajitas. <BR> Dinner- 7:30 1/4 Rack Baby Back Ribs with BBQ sauce, 1/2 Sweet Potatoe, 3/4 Cup Sauteed Mushrooms <BR> <BR> Snacks-... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:15:18 EST lopsided weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21771255 So I lost weight and inches last week...WOO HOO!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> But when looking in the mirror I noticed I lost more on one side then the other. I have one "love handle" that is much bigger than the other, and it's pretty noticeable. How do I fix this???? <em>198</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:47:03 EST New to Spark people... Any tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21712049 I just started working on losing weight Jan 5th 2009.. I am on the treadmill every night and stopped drinking soda all together.. Along with that I am truely watching what I eat and even bought Smart ones when I am on the run.. I have a 10 year old that plays travel hockey so my family hits the fast food chains way to often and I had a baby 6 months ago so I feel alittle over my head in trying to lose this weight. I am glad to hear any tips you have for me.... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 19:44:56 EST FRIDAY WEIGH IN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21661843 Ok Team~ how has your progress been for this week? Drinking your water? Staying on track? Let's post our journey and encourage eachother to KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! <BR> <BR> Starting weight (SW)= 141 <BR> Current weight (CW)= 136.5 <BR> Goal Weight (GW)= 120 <BR> +/- weight= I'm down 1.5 pounds this week <BR> Oh yeah! Feeling Great! <BR> We can do this! <BR> Esther Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:09:55 EST superbowl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x21592232 Football + snack foods + beer = superbowl and I love the superbowl. I would be interested in any tasty, healthy, lowfat recipes to eat for the big game. It's gonna be a challenge. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 16:35:12 EST Wanted to share what I learned...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21518236 Hi gang! How are the workouts going for all? I am sticking to mine! I wanted to share what I learned this weekend from the owner of the gym I belong to. I was working out over an hour on some form of cardio and not much on the strength exercises. He told me that I am over training and that I shouldnt do more then 30 mintues a day on the elliptical machine and just like strength traning you need to give your body time to rest and repair from the torn muscles you did so we dont have to workout ... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:49:19 EST Another baby, another crack at SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x21472509 Hi all - I just wanted to say hi and re-introduce myself to this group. I've been a member of SparkPeople since Nov.06 and lost 50 pounds - much of it pregnancy related - in a year. Then I went and got pregnant again - yay! While pregnant I was a member of Babyfit but now since the baby is 3 months old and breastfeeding is well established I am back to lose the excess weight, which is about 30 pounds until I reach a healthy BMI - but I'd like to remain in this team since I have to lose 20 pou... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 21:32:55 EST Hello From Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x21408660 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I have 25 pounds to lose but this team sounds so friendly and helpful, hopefully i can join and be part of your team and motivate you as well. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 03:59:55 EST Newbie from Tampa, Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x21398798 My name is Anita and I am ready to get fit and look fabulous!! Fri, 2 Jan 2009 20:14:44 EST I'm on the wagon again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x21371623 Hi everyone! My name is Lisa. I joined SP in Oct.2008 and have gotten off the wagon. In the past I have done WW and even spent hundreds of dollars on a personal trainer. I am unfortunately heavier now than before. What The?? I have a goal to be 159 lbs by March 1st, so I thought the Valentine's goal will help in between now and then. I'm excited. I'm motivated. I'm ready to change! Fri, 2 Jan 2009 02:39:17 EST The New Me in the New year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x21303851 I just wanted to say I'm all ready for the 10 pounds by valentines day. It's part of my new years resolution to get in shape and feel better about myself and I've gotten a good head start and I'm glad everyone is here for support! thank you and happy holidays to everyone! <em>252</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 23:03:47 EST We Made It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21298975 We are currently 105% in exercise mintues for the month of December. <em>185</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> Can you tell I'm excited. We can totally do this again in January. I might actually have to increase our goal the way we are going. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> LET'S GET TO DRINKING UP TEAM! I'm sure we could make it through this challenge in January. We are currently 22%. <em>274</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:08:07 EST Thank You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21268090 This Team has gone from no activity to just POSITIVE & SUPPORTIVE ENERGY. <BR> <BR> I'll like to say, <em>304</em> to everyone for being there for each other. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Dedrie Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:20:21 EST Team Goals! WooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x356x21266481 <em>244</em> We are up to 94% in exercise minutes. We can totally reach our goal by the end of this month. We are soo focused and I appreciate everyone's focus and logging all of your minutes. <BR> <BR> We can totally do the same with our water intake for the month of January. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> If you haven't already, please sign up for our team goals on our main team page. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:18:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x356x21242709 Hi- My name is Stephanie. I am new to the group but a return user of SparkPeople. I am looking forward to taking off the weight and keeping it off this time. Wish me luck!! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 02:30:49 EST Superbowl Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x21235248 How many pounds can you lose before February 1st, 2009? <BR> <BR> This gives us a month and will totally help us reach our Valentine's Day Challenge. <BR> <BR> Sherrie, thanks for the wonderful idea. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> ~Dedrie Sun, 28 Dec 2008 19:35:37 EST January Exercise Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8849x356x21235148 How many exercise minutes do you pledge for the month? <BR> <BR> Pledge how ever many minutes works for you. I know that everyone is at different workout levels. I just know how important it is to keep our bodies moving. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> PLEASE REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THE TEAM GOAL and LOG YOUR FITNESS MINUTES DAILY! <BR> <BR> This totally keeps me focused to get my workout minutes in. Sun, 28 Dec 2008 19:31:21 EST