SparkPeople 20 and 30-Something's Getting Active! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=37145 20 and 30-somethings are joining together to motivate one another to keep moving. Share tips, your personal story, take whatever information you need for your own journey. SparkPeople 20 and 30-Something's Getting Active! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=37145 June 2014 - 2% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x58099695 Join the 2% challenge by posting your Starting Weight and 2% of that figure. <BR> <BR> Here is an example: If you now weigh 200 pounds and lose 2% of that this month, you will have lost 4 pounds by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here’s mine! <BR> Starting weight – 229.2 lbs <BR> 2% - 4.6 lbs <BR> Goal- 224.60 lbs <BR> <BR> Anyone is welcome to join at any time until the month is over, then the new challenge will start. Weigh in days are users choice. So feel free to join up and start los... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 19:09:42 EST New Team Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x57481107 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm your new team leader :) <BR> <BR> Please be patient while I get the group up and active :) <BR> <BR> Let's do this! :) <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:41:37 EST Your goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x46856690 I would love to hear what everyone's current goals are for health and fitness. What are your weak areas that we may be able to help you with? Thu, 1 Mar 2012 21:29:38 EST Challenge Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x43795560 This month I am challenging myself to do add 15 jumping jacks to every work out. <BR> <BR> What will you challenge yourself to do, in order to put more move in your groove? Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:42:00 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x43795285 It's almost fall y'all, the weather is turning and soon the leaves will too! This is the perfect time of the year to get off the couch and ditch the treadmill. There is plenty to see and enjoy this time of year (and it never hurts to get a jump on beating those holiday calories). This month I challenge us all to get outside and get active for at least 30 minutes a day 3 times a week. <BR> Let us know what you plan to do and for how long. We will check in each Monday to see how you are do... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 14:27:39 EST Hi-guess I am in charge now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37145x43793845 Ok people, first I want to say "Sorry" I am new to this. But seeing members jumping ship breaks my heart! I think we have a great community here and just need a little more activity (no pun intended) to make this forum fantastic! Since I am also new to the forum I would love to get to know everyone, so even if you are a veteran poster, it would be great to get a shout out from everyone so we can get to know each other! Second, I am really excited to be here, and I can't wait to get starte... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:08:32 EST What road blocks are you dealing with? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x43792143 Everyone comes up against a wall at some point, what challenges are you facing and how are you planning to overcome them? Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:28:01 EST hello...anyone out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x43568870 <em>24</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 11:28:53 EST Favorite Active Activities? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x42475884 What are you favorite active activities? <BR> <BR> Mine are hiking, biking, and Zumba. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:15:52 EST New to Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37145x42405611 Hi everyone! My name is Satria and I am new to this team and SparkPeople. I have already lost 15 of 130 pounds, but I plateaued last month. My husband bought me The Spark book and that lead me here. I can't wait to get to know you! Mon, 13 Jun 2011 16:32:25 EST im here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x37145x41599772 Hi everyone, my name is Qiana and I am so happy to be here with you guys. I am 32 years old, I have an extremely active 19 month old son and am engaged to be married. I joined spark a few years ago but never did anything with it until I got serious about losing weight and becoming healthy and active. Right now I use beach body products and am very happy with my results. I have lost a little over 20 lbs and 31 inches. I have just started my second round of P90x and I couldnt be happier. Happy ... Tue, 3 May 2011 12:31:04 EST NOVEMBER challenge (Just for Fun fitness minutes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x37788367 NOVEMBER 1-7 <BR> <em>315</em> Cardio minutes: <BR> <em>328</em> Strength training minutes: <BR> <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> <BR> NOVEMBER 8- 14 <BR> <em>315</em> Cardio minutes: <BR> <em>328</em> Strength training minutes: <BR> <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> <BR> NOVEMBER 15- 21 <BR> <em>315</em> Cardio minutes: <BR> <em>328</em> Strength training minutes: <BR> <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> <BR> NOVEMBER 22-28 <BR> <em>315</em> Cardio minutes: <BR> <em>328</em> Strength training m... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:18:28 EST JUST FOR FUN November challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x37788299 <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> I was thinking we could do a challenge just for fun-sies!(seeing as we're already 7 days into the month!) <BR> How about a weekly fitness minutes (cardio and strength training) challenge? <BR> <BR> Basically just tallying up the number of minutes spent on exercise each week! We can then try and better it as we progress through the rest of the month! <BR> <BR> I'll set up a wee template for us all to use! (back date it for last week!!!) Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:13:54 EST Got any Plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x37223291 What are your plans for tomorrow? <BR> <BR> Health & Fitness related, work related, social related, anything!!! Let us know your plans! Sun, 10 Oct 2010 10:36:23 EST October Challenge Discussion Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x37024572 This is where you lay down the gauntlet and challenge the rest of the team to try and beat you this month! Come on peeps! We can do this!!!! Can't we? <BR> <BR> Now remember the Prizes this month are Scottish and very bonny! <BR> <em>706</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:53:13 EST October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x37024393 Right! Exactly the same protocol as last month! <BR> So the same that I've just copied and pasted Deidras spiel from last month!!!! <BR> (The only difference? The prizes will come from bonny Scotland!!!) <BR> <BR> <BR> Weigh in Challenge with Prizes!!! <BR> <BR> What could be better?? <BR> <BR> How it works: <BR> <BR> We will be doing sign up's to see who wants to participate. Once you sign up, you must weigh in each week on the designated day. If you fail to weigh in, you will not b... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:40:56 EST OCTOBER Challenge Weigh ins -POST HERE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x37024324 Starting Weight (October 1st): <BR> Ending Weight (October 31st): <BR> Total Loss/Gain for October: <BR> <BR> Weigh-Ins <BR> <BR> October 1 <BR> Weight: <BR> <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> October 8 <BR> Weight: <BR> Gain/Loss(+/-) <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> October 15 <BR> Weight: <BR> Gain/Loss(+/-) <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> October 22 <BR> Weight: <BR> Gain/Loss(+/-) <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> October 29 <BR> Weight: <BR> Gain/Loss(+/-) <BR> Comments: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:36:12 EST September Challenge Discussion Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x36400971 You can chat, get to know one another, share tips that are working for you on this challenge, give each other kudos for great weigh in's etc. I will be posting the weekly "losers!" here for you all as well! Good luck! Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:00:36 EST Congratula ations!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x36344278 <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>216</em> <em>205</em> <em>242</em> <em>321</em> <em>328</em> <em>345</em> <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> I would like to congratulate KAZABLANKA2009 for consistently being our number 1 member on the fitness minutes leader board for the last 4 weeks! <BR> <BR> Consistency is so important in this adventure that we're on and we must acknowledge all of Kaz's hard work and determination! <BR> <BR> Well done Kaz!!!!! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>216</em... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 05:32:10 EST September Challenge Weigh In- Post weigh in's here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x36087691 Starting Weight (September 1st): 209 <BR> Ending Weight (September 30th): <BR> Total Loss/Gain for September: <BR> <BR> Weigh-Ins <BR> <BR> September 1 <BR> Weight: 209 <BR> <BR> Comments: <BR> <BR> September 8 <BR> Weight: 211 <BR> Gain/Loss(+/-) +2 <BR> Comments: Darn water weight, I should've had lemon water yesterday! Oh well, I know it's retention and not real weight because I did not eat bad enough or enough period to deserve a 2 pound gain! lol <BR> <BR> September 15 <BR... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:36:41 EST September Challenge Sign up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x36087532 Who's with me?? Sign up here! <BR> <BR> 1. Deidra2010 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:29:32 EST September Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x36087487 Weigh in Challenge with Prizes!!! <BR> <BR> What could be better?? <BR> <BR> How it works: <BR> <BR> We will be doing sign up's to see who wants to participate. Once you sign up, you must weigh in each week on the designated day. If you fail to weigh in, you will not be eligible for the prizes but can continue in the challenge. If you are going to miss weigh in day, weigh in early! <BR> <BR> Weigh in day: <BR> <BR> Weigh in day will be on Wednesday's. So weigh in dates will be Sept. ... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:27:13 EST WI 11 august http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35982179 hello girls <BR> i'm down 1.4 lbs so i'm at 236.4 lbs today. Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:04:04 EST WI august 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35837576 well i was not expecting that a gain of 0.5lbs i was sure that at least my weight won't change . <BR> i'm at 238 lbs now . Wed, 4 Aug 2010 12:52:12 EST August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x35815392 We haven't done a month long challenge in awhile so let's do an August Challenge. I do know we are a few days in already but I know you can do this!! <BR> <BR> Let's break it down: <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise 4x a week for 30 minutes <BR> 2. Drink 8 cups (64 oz's of water) daily <BR> 3. Track your food 3x a week or more if you can! <BR> 4. Eat 3 servings of fruit and/or veggies daily <BR> 5. Take at least 30 minutes a week just for yourself. You can read, stare off into space, do whatever you w... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 13:50:24 EST August Goals & Aspirations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x35750873 Tell us what your goals and aspirations are for this month!! <BR> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 14:44:48 EST WI July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35725604 Well I'm up one pound, 211.2. Not too bad considering that I was on vacation! But I'm home now and it's time to get back to work.... no more excuses! Fri, 30 Jul 2010 08:23:09 EST WI July 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35712031 Inspired by Kaz I've decided to post my weigh in results this week! <BR> <BR> I'd been getting a bit OCD about my food logging so I stopped! I gave it up for a week- I only measured/ weighed something when I thought that I really needed help and I didnt log a morsel! <BR> <BR> How did I get on you say? <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> 194.4 (0.6lbs lost in the week) <BR> <BR> Not too shabby for forgetting about logging and listening to my body instead! Especially as I am back in plateau land- it... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:23:32 EST Wi July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35682879 as much as i feel bad about this i'm going to put it out there. i gained weight i'm at 237.4 lbs today ... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:44:57 EST Which 3 things makes you the most happy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x35249054 music <em>335</em> <BR> family <em>220</em> <BR> detroit tigers <em>300</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 00:38:20 EST Book Club: RunnersWrld Compl Bk of Womens Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x35217899 Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running (Get started, stay motivated and run with confidence) by Dagny Scott Barrios <BR> <BR> This book is a handy manual for women runners, it covers everything from beginners to elite's and everything in between. It has loads of different sections so that you can skip bits that dont relate to you or jump right in to the good stuff! For example, it has a chapter for the younger runner (and how to motivate your child into physical activity without try... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 14:59:42 EST WI July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35209154 Hey Guys , <BR> <BR> today I have weighed myself and have stayed the same weight. <BR> <BR> I expected this because of TOM and because of the amazing food I ate at the hen night the other day. So this week to try even harder to shift some weight . woohoo! <BR> <BR> Kirb xx Mon, 5 Jul 2010 04:57:07 EST JULY Goals and Aspirations! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x35129894 Tell us what your goals and aspirations are for this month!! Wed, 30 Jun 2010 19:54:47 EST WI June 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35080190 1 pound down ! Woohoo <em>244</em> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:39:42 EST WI June 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x35009974 I weighed in at 209 <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I gained 2 1/2 pounds since last week. But never fear, I will get it right back off! Thu, 24 Jun 2010 17:04:43 EST WI june 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34940529 hey girls <BR> i'm down 2.2 lbs this week so i'm at 230.6 again. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:02:34 EST A thought a day keeps the weight at bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x34929321 Hey all , <BR> <BR> I have read an article (at some point in the past week) about emotional eating, something of which I admit to personally have a problem with. If I can find it again I will post the link so you guys can read for yourself, but basically it stated that simply sharing one thought a day - be it happy, sad, angry , excited ... ANYTHING. Will help you keep emotional eating at bay. <BR> <BR> Without getting too technical, it said that sharing a thought or notion that would usu... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 05:58:08 EST WI June 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34929196 Hey guys , how has your week been? I hope that we can all record positive results this week ! If not lets try and figure out the situation together <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This week I have lost 2 pounds. Not an amazing amount for my first week back but a 2 pounds is 2 pounds and I'm going to take it ! <BR> <BR> Heres to next week being a bigger loss! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone xx Kirb xx Mon, 21 Jun 2010 05:32:11 EST WI june 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34803306 aaaaaaaaaaaa <BR> i gained another pound ouch i'm at 232.8 lb <BR> i was sure to stay the same weight but i gained some ......i really have to be more careful. Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:19:42 EST WI june 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34670990 i'm back at 231.8lbs <BR> i don't know when i'm going to brake this yoyo. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:26:19 EST JUNE goals and aspirations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x34521167 Do you have a goal for June? <BR> <BR> Are you wanting to do something new this month? <BR> <BR> Well post here and let the team know what you are up to! <em>306</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 18:00:59 EST WI 31 of May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34487200 i'm at 228.4 lbs today .it's ok but a little disappointed because on friday i was at 227 lbs... Mon, 31 May 2010 09:21:41 EST WI 17/05/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34200984 wohoo lost 2.8 lbs <BR> i'm at 228.2 lbs now. Mon, 17 May 2010 13:28:00 EST WI 11 may 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x34063035 as much as i'm unhappy with this number i'm going to post it anyway . 231 lbs today. Tue, 11 May 2010 11:11:48 EST May Challenge- let's walk to Hawaii from Sydney! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x33882742 Yasminshorter and I challenge you to walk with us! We are "walking" from Sydney Australia to Honolulu Hawaii! For a total distance of 5109 miles or 8222 km. Convert any and all exercise you do to miles, it does not have to be exact!! Say I workout for 30 minutes today, that could be translated into 2 15 minute miles or 3 10 minute miles, etc. Again, it doesn't have to be exact but a good estimate. Let's get ourselves moving and keep ourselves active team! Mon, 3 May 2010 15:52:51 EST WI 19 april 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x33538196 finaly i lost a pound and i'm back where i was the 10 of March. Mon, 19 Apr 2010 07:43:46 EST 4-15-10 weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x33460906 I weighed in today at 205.6. OMG, 5.6 more pounds till I'm in ONEderland. I'm skurred! <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:15:41 EST 4-1-10 Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x33129976 206.2 today! Down from 207.8 from yesterday's weigh in. YAY!! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 12:44:05 EST Hawaiian Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x32938971 1. Do a morning workout, even if it's only 10 mins. <BR> <BR> 2. Workout 6 days a week for 1 hour each day. <BR> <BR> 3. Strength training- 3x a week. <BR> <BR> 4. Do Cardio all 6 days, at least 30 mins. <BR> <BR> 5. Incorporate jump rope, hula hooping (once I buy the correct hoop) and a Zumba DVD into my cardio schedule or in addition to said cardio. Any DVD's are okay to use also. <BR> <BR> 6. Do 100 crunches each day for week 1, increase by 10 each week. <BR> <BR> 7. Try using ... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:24:21 EST Weigh in 3-24-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32933437 I weighed in at 206.8 today. That's a .2 loss from last week, I'll take it. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:16:56 EST April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x32889600 I need to lose 10 pounds by May 1st so that I'm on track with my Hawaiian weight loss push!! <em>334</em> So I am challenging you to join me! <BR> <BR> 1. Try one new spark recipe this month and tell us about it. <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 8 cups of water every day. <BR> <BR> 3. Exercise 5 times a week. Try to remember strength training, this is very important to help you reach your weightloss goals! Many people are scared of strength training, don't be!! <BR> <BR> 4. Eat in your calorie an... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 20:23:07 EST WI 3/19/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32810554 211.8 so I lost 0.4 lb this week. I know I could have done much better but I've really have a hard time with eating good, especially at work. But i'm gonna try harder next week. I have an interview on Monday and my friend is having her baby girl on Thursday (if she doesn't come sooner). Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:26:57 EST Weigh in 3-16-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32742160 Today I weighed in at an even 207! Which makes an even total of 10 pounds lost! Moving on to the next 10!! Tue, 16 Mar 2010 16:41:55 EST weigh in 3/12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32644496 Ok, this is the first time I've done a weigh in since December. I weighed 212.2 so I gained 2 lbs sometime between then and now. I'm ok with that because I know I'd be good for a couple days and then I'd be bad for a few days. I think I really do better when I weigh myself several times a week cause it keeps me motivated. We'll see what next week brings! I'm gonna be working my hiney off! Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:02:53 EST Weigh in March 10, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32585472 I weighed in at 208.8. That puts me down another 1.2 pounds! Considering I was at 217 5 weeks ago, I am very proud of my progress! 1.8 more to go and I'm down a full 10 pounds! <em>244</em> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:07:53 EST WI march 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32577589 hello hello <BR> I lost 1.4 lbs this week very happy . its going down and soon out of the 220's :) i'm at 227.4 lbs now. <BR> kaza Wed, 10 Mar 2010 07:55:34 EST WI march 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32399372 Wohooo <BR> after 2 month of going up and down the same 3-4lbs i have finally done it. Out off the 230's <BR> I lost 3.2 lbs this week and i'm at 228.8lbs <BR> so happy and hope to never go back to the 230's. <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:07:16 EST March 2nd weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32371540 I lost 2 pounds!! WOOHOO!! That puts me at a grand total of 7 for the last month. I am amazed that I am finally getting some weight off. My thyroid must be happy right now! That's a great thing! <em>104</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:23:57 EST Team member of the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x32219689 I am going to recognize a team member of the week. It could be for many reasons ie: weight lost, supportive comments to fellow members, blog postings, personal accomplishments, etc. We all get so distracted by our own goals that we sometimes forget to recognize others! <em>334</em> Wed, 24 Feb 2010 17:42:24 EST W I february 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32216478 :( gained 2 lbs, even if i know its a little water retention to because of my period, i'm sick of gaining and losing the same few pounds..........:( Wed, 24 Feb 2010 15:20:57 EST W I February 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x32022183 Finally some result after a FIVE weeks of plateau. <BR> I lost 3.2 lbs hopefully it wont go up again. <BR> i'm at 230.0 lbs and Really CAN NOT WAIT till i'm out of the 230's............ <em>192</em> Wed, 17 Feb 2010 08:14:02 EST Weigh in 10/01/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x31914721 Down 2lbs more ! Woohoo ! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It has taken me a while to get back into it but it's finally paying off now and I am at my lowest weight since being on Spark now at 10st 8lbs ! <BR> <BR> Fri, 12 Feb 2010 20:57:12 EST WI 10-02-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x31868300 well well <BR> another unsuccessful week . gained 0.2 lbs. :( Wed, 10 Feb 2010 23:52:51 EST WI january 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x31424480 well i lost 1.4 pounds this week but i did not do much. it was probably the water weight because of my last week 1.8 gain......still good. <BR> <BR> ooops i realise that i did my WI one day early .lol Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:46:22 EST WI 20 January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x31259367 I gained 1.8 lbs this week :( Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:23:52 EST WI January 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x31042526 I'm so happy girls. <BR> i have worked so hard this week ,got the right amount of calories in and more exercise.( even if i was working out everyday already). <BR> it paid off i lost 4.2 lbs . <BR> the biggest number in 8 weeks. <BR> hopefully i keep going for next week to . i know that your body allows you , usually, one good week and adjust to a bad week................ <BR> anyway i'm proud of my self. <BR> kaza Wed, 13 Jan 2010 08:28:53 EST Weigh in January 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x31014200 So it's been just shy of 4 months and I have lost 40lbs! It's really exciting and wants me to keep going. Don't get me wrong, getting those last 3 lbs off seemed to take forever. But I just kept positive. That's all you can do, right? Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:16:50 EST Couch25K running program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x30984228 Hello All!!! <BR> <BR> I will be starting the Couch25K running program today. If you are interested in trying it, the link is www.coolrunnings.com <BR> <BR> I am very excited about this as it teachs you to gradually build up and gets you running 3 miles in about 9 weeks. You run 20-30 minutes 3 times a week. I will post blogs on my progress, feel free to stop by and check them out! <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:59:58 EST Weigh In January 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30816603 well another slow week. it's normal that i just lost 0.8 lbs , i know i eat for few days ,going out , having guests, a small trip. <BR> I'm happy that i have not gain any at least....... <BR> i'll do better next week. <BR> kaza Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:35:49 EST 1/1/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30698833 I lost 2lb Woohoooo! I am so proud of myself and WAS NOT expecting to LOSE ANYTHING over the Christmas period - let's just say I have a sweet tooth and can't resist temptation, but I must have done something right. Now to lose this last 20lbs! <BR> <BR> Kirbxx Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:05:53 EST January 2010 Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x30616512 Thank you to all who emailed me some suggestions for things they would like to see in our new challenge. So let's get down to business, shall we?? <BR> <BR> Jan. 2010 Challenge <BR> <BR> Goals/Targets: <BR> <BR> 1. BLOG!! At least once a week. Let us know what's going on so we can comment or offer suggestions! <BR> <BR> 2. Water- Start with 48 oz's a day and work up to 64 oz's a day. 48 oz's is only 6- 8 oz cups so get hydrated!! <BR> <BR> 3. 120 Fitness minutes a week. This is 4 30... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 19:42:06 EST Weigh In December 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30600268 hi <BR> I lost 2.2 lbs this week . very happy <BR> i'm out of 240's for good( hopefully never see it again) and close to a 20 lbs loss. <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 30 Dec 2009 08:22:19 EST finally did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x30569157 I just got back from walking :) I haven't been in a while, probably 3 or 4 weeks and I'm so glad I finally got back out there :) I feel great and it felt so good to get my legs working, I even did a little bit of jogging! My dog is very happy now too! My main problem is cbeing consistant so I'm setting my goal for getting out and walking on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and using my elliptical one other day of the week. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 22:06:01 EST Weigh in 12/26/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30522226 Well this morning I weighed 210.2. I'm ok with that little bit of a gain because I started my period yesterday and I always weigh a few pounds more when I first start and then it goes back down a few days later. My main goal for this week is getting out and walking. I haven't done that in a few weeks and my dog is really mad at me because of it. Good luck ladies! Sat, 26 Dec 2009 16:36:41 EST Weigh In December 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30480349 hi <BR> once again a not very good week , i went over my calorie most of the days... i wasn't expecting much from the scale so i lost 0.8 lbs again like last week. at this rate i don't know when i'll achieve my goal. <BR> The only good thing is that i'm out off the 240's by a very thing tread i'm at 239.8 lbs now. <BR> got to lose more than a pound this week. <BR> its strange that since i started 6 weeks a go i lost about 3-4 lbs / week the first 3 weeks and than the last 3 weeks not even ... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:01:08 EST SORRY! =[ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x30474038 Hey guys , <BR> <BR> As you know, lovely Deidra made me an administrator with her for this group a few weeks ago. I was sooooooo happy to be able to help you all and work on this team, but unfortunately life has gotten in the way and after dealing with some personal problems I am sad to say that I have neglected this group. It was never my intention to do this, and I am going to try hard to check in here daily and keep you all ticking along etc. <BR> <BR> I just felt that I owed you all an... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:50:15 EST Weigh in 12/18/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30418679 Well I weighed 209.8 so I gained 1.8 pounds. I kinda expected it after eating terribly and not working out. I'm back on track now so hopefully I'll have a big loss next week! Friday is Christmas day so I'll just weigh Saturday morning. Hope everyone is doing well! Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:10:45 EST Weigh In December 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30363871 hi girls <BR> I lost 1.8 lbs this week <BR> I really wanted to go under 240 lbs <BR> ( I'm at 240.4lbs) but i did go over my calories few days so ....... <BR> still happy getting closer . at least next year i'll be under the 240's hehe. <BR> kaza Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:48:46 EST weigh in for 12/11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30312021 Sorry I'm late, we went out of town for the weekend. I weighed 209 last Friday and this past Friday I weighed 208. I'm hoping to maintain that this week because of eating out over the weekend. I haven't even stepped on the scale since we got home and I really don't want to. I guess we'll see if I make up for eating out and drinking! Sun, 13 Dec 2009 16:50:24 EST Weigh In 09 December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30234296 hello all <BR> well after a bad week and getting sick I was sure of bad results. <BR> at least i did not gain any . I have Lost a big 0.6 lbs. <BR> Hopefully this week will be better , i'll work harder and aiming for 3 lbs loss. Wed, 9 Dec 2009 10:45:42 EST Weigh in 12/4/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30146146 Well last Friday I weighed 209.6 and this morning I weighed exactly 209. I'm happy with that, I'm very happy I'm finally losing weight again :) Fri, 4 Dec 2009 22:06:57 EST weigh in wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x30091498 hi everyone <BR> lost 3 lbs this week. total of 12 lbs in 3 weeks :) <BR> i'm happy but, was expecting to lose more this week . i worked so hard this week (more exercise ). i had my girl thing the past week. <BR> do you guys think that can cause you to lose less weight?and if yes does anybody know why? <BR> thanks <BR> kaza Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:37:21 EST Sparkpoints question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x30063890 Hey guys:) I noticed they changed the trophies for sparkpoints (I'm lovin them ;) but now my points until next trophy is staying at 0, even though I earned points today? The Total Points is going up though. Not a big deal was just wondering if it's happening to anybody else. <em>38</em> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 11:00:17 EST Weigh In 11-30-09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30040792 Okay well after a month of not weighing, I weigh exactly the same! lol I actually lost 8 ounces but we can't track that. Darn. I weigh 213 exactly. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:14:03 EST Weigh in 30/11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x30039882 This week I stayed the same so am still at 11st! <BR> I am happy , I have made a few bad choices this week, think blgian waffles and pancakes - and no exercise because I am so tired from my insomnia. So staying the same is pretty acceptable . Next week I hope to lose 2lb! <BR> <BR> Kirb xx Mon, 30 Nov 2009 11:37:02 EST December challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x30027119 Hey everyone. So this is my first month of making goals for you all, I hope you like them and find that they help you our somewhat with your weight loss. Me and Deidra (the founder of the group) discussed this and we want to make the goals some that are achievable for all, and that we can all aim towards all of December. This should help to make the challenge easy to keep up with (but you still need to work hard!) … So here goes: <BR> <BR> General Goals: <BR> Eat within your calorie range fo... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 19:28:46 EST What are you thankful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29923196 This is that time of year when we stop to think about the things we are thankful for. Tell me what you are thankful for today! Maybe think of a new one every day! Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:56:35 EST Weigh in 23/11/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x29920327 So today I weighed in at exactly 11st ! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My weight loos for this week is 4lbs down <em>224</em> <BR> My total weight lost so far is 15lbs in two months! <BR> <BR> I know that 4lb is wuite a lot for weight lost for me this week as usually I only lose 1lb or so , but I know that it is to do with my insomnia and not eating some meals etc due to feeling suck! Ugh. <BR> <BR> If anyone has any advice on insomnia that would be great !!! <BR> <BR> ~ Kirb xx Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:38:05 EST Weekly weigh in's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13569x37145x29920258 Hey everyon e <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> So I though it would be a good idea to have a weekly weigh in's forum. The idea being that whatever day your weigh in falls on, you pop along to the forum and share with us all. <BR> <BR> If its good news, you an receive floods of congrats and woohoo's. <BR> If it's bad news, you can offer up questions for people to answer in order to help you. You never know, by sharing this kind of info and asking for help, you may be able to break a plateau or reco... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 11:35:28 EST So how's everyone doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29687084 We've all been on here a few weeks now. How are you finding it all? Have ou had any successes? Have you joined the goals etc ? <BR> Kirb xx Wed, 11 Nov 2009 21:46:22 EST Today was a great day because..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29572761 Tell me why today was a great day. It can be as simple as you got in that 30 minute walk or because you stayed on track with your meals. No matter how small or big, why was today great? Fri, 6 Nov 2009 16:06:59 EST November Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29474464 Who is up for a November challenge? Let's start today with an end date of November 30th. The goal is to lose 5-10 pounds by the end of the month. This is what I want: <BR> <BR> 1. Move for 30-60 minutes daily. It can be workout DVD's, playing sports, walking the dog or walking around the grocery store. It doesn't have to be at one time either. Break it up into 10 or 20 minute intervals throughout the day. Aim for 60 minutes every day!! We want to get those pounds off. <em>231</em> ... Mon, 2 Nov 2009 15:35:42 EST Inspirational Quotes to help keep you going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29371225 “Set yourself up for success and anything is possible.” <BR> <BR> “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” <BR> <BR> “Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” <BR> <BR> “Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” <BR> <BR> “You've got to think about... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:45:54 EST What are your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=13244x37145x29268499 You can share your long term, short term or even "middle term" goals. Discuss the challenges you face or think you will face in meeting those goals. Talk about a strategy you have or offer ideas to others. Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:23:31 EST The 7-Day Guide to Jumpstart Your Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29260148 I read a great article this morning and wanted to share it with you all!! <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitn<BR>ess_articles.asp?id=189 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 10:50:35 EST 100 Tips for Weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29245609 Courtesy of the American Diabetes Association and Daizymomisdone who posted this great information on her blog: <BR> <BR> By Top Dietitians of the American Dietetic Association for Prevention <BR> Got a diet dilemma? Ask a true diet pro: an RD, or registered dietitian. Her job is turning complex nutrition research into doable plans for real people. <BR> <BR> Courtesy of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), we took our readers' eleven toughest diet problems and ran them by some of the... Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:44:55 EST What are your weekend plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29221566 Do you have anything planned for the weekend? Going somewhere or doing any fun? Just staying home to clean house or hang out? Share what plans you may have! <BR> <BR> <em>294</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2009 15:26:04 EST InCENTive to get moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29201838 Let's try something fun. For every minute you work out every day, give yourself a penny (1 cent). Put it in a jar, can or piggy bank. At the end of the month, look at see what you have rewarded yourself with! Because we don't always have 30 pennies laying around, keep track with IOU's or even use larger coins to add to your "bank". What will you do with your reward? Will you save it and continue to add your pennies or will you splurge with it? Tue, 20 Oct 2009 19:15:13 EST What's on your mind? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x37145x29201558 Hello Team! <BR> <BR> What's on your mind today? Use this forum to post questions, suggestions, anything you want! Encourage one another, make friends and find whatever motivation you may need! We are all here doing this together! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> ~Deidra Tue, 20 Oct 2009 19:01:00 EST