SparkPeople BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING YOU Team Messageboard ALL PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL-JUST AS A BLOOMING AND BLOSSOMING NEW FLOWER! Join us and meet other friends who love blossoming, blooming and loving that fantastic new healthy lifestyle together! SparkPeople BEAUTIFUL BLOOMING YOU Team Messageboard 2017 stop in and say hello Let us know how you are doing Sat, 31 Dec 2016 10:34:13 EST 2016 Stop and Say Hello Let us know how you are doing Fri, 1 Jan 2016 08:40:03 EST 2015 stop by and say HI Let's all stop by and say hello and say how we are doing. It is always a blessing to connect with each other during this journey. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:11:37 EST Barely Made It I barely made it, with my calorie count today. But, I did get by. I am increasing my motivation by using tools and using the Spark site, as much as I can. At least, I did succeed! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:21:29 EST Today is.... NATIONAL MEN MAKE DINNER DAY! <BR> <BR> Today is National Men Make Dinner Day! This holiday is dedicated to all the wonderful men in the world who never learned how to cook. It serves as their opportunity to step up to the plate and try their hand in the kitchen. For the men who make dinner on a regular basis, you can submit your best recipe on the National Men Make Dinner website! <BR> <BR> There are several official rules for National Men Make Dinner Day. These include no grilling, no tak... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 11:44:45 EST Oct 23 - pushups Let do pushups today...any kind you like <BR> <BR> See how many you can get done and post it here Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:44:40 EST A-Z Fruits and Veg Lets alphabetically list fruits and vegetables. <BR> <BR> A - apples Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:32:30 EST Holiday season approaching We are getting into that time of year when we meet with family, friends and co-workers to enjoy the bounty of the land. <BR> <BR> What to you do to prepare for the many food choices you will be facing? <BR> <BR> 1. Loose it before hand so you can indulge? <BR> 2. Eat what is offered and worry about any weight gain after the event? <BR> 3. Pick and choose or limit the amount you eat? Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:36:15 EST October Challenge Well here we are, first day of October is tomorrow and we need to get ourselves moving. <BR> <BR> The challenge for the month is to move...can you do this for all 31 days??? <BR> <BR> Post a <em>248</em> and what you did here on a daily basis. At the end of the month we will post the winner. <BR> <BR> So LET'S GO <em>306</em> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:40:45 EST April - Move It Mondays challenge For this month, every Monday check in a let us know what exercise you did. Everyone who completes all five MOndays will get a goodie. <BR> Copy and paste to keep track <BR> Move it MOndays <BR> <BR> WHat I did: <BR> <BR> APril 1 <BR> April 8 <BR> April 15 <BR> APril 22 <BR> APril 29 Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:34:08 EST ABCs of Flowers Let's have some fun blooming. For each letter of the alphabet post the name of a flower. If you get a letter and cannot think of a flower post the letter and give a goodie to the person who posted before you. <BR> Option- you can continue to the next post and letter, or let someone else post the next letter. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:31:34 EST What's up? A place to check in and let us know how you are or what your are up to or how you are feeling. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:56:45 EST CONGRATULATI IONS!!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Let's send congratulations to the following people for achieving the top 5 spots for SparkPoints last week (in order): <BR> <BR> JUDY1676 <BR> MOMMA48 <BR> MAJKOVA <BR> CTUPTON <BR> RUTHIEBEAR <BR> <BR> And to these people for achieving the top 5 spots for Fitness Minutes (in order): <BR> <BR> MOMMA48 <BR> RUTHIEBEAR <BR> JUDY1676 <BR> MAJKOVA <BR> HISARTIST <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 22 May 2012 15:50:25 EST May Daily fun May is Creative Beginnings Month. Let's start May out with some of your own creative ways to get exercise today <BR> <BR> I am going to do 10 wall pushups every time I get up from my desk today <em>334</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 12:42:17 EST National days Today is the Festival of Smoke and Mirrors day <BR> <BR> When : Always March 29th <BR> <BR> <BR> Smoke and Mirrors Day is a day of illusions. The term "smoke and mirrors" means something is not really as it appears to be. People often put up smoke and mirrors to hide something. <BR> <BR> What are you hiding today??? Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:55:10 EST Let's chat Here is a new thread where we can check in, say how we are doing, ask for support, encourage one another or say whatever is on our minds. Hopefully we can get to know one another better. SO let's chat... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 08:36:14 EST Lose 1 pound a week in July! I lost 1 pound so far this week! Let's keep it up! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 04:21:34 EST July Check in Stop by daily and say Hi and encourage each other with an emoticon Fri, 1 Jul 2011 10:36:52 EST Weekly challenge June 13 - 19 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> <em>474</em> <BR> <BR> This week Let's make sure we eat at least 5 fruits and veggies daily. <BR> Copy and paste the list below to check in daily and let us know how many you eat each day. <BR> Let's do this! Goodies for those who do it 5 out of 7 days. <BR> <BR> June 13 <BR> June 14 <BR> June 15... Mon, 13 Jun 2011 08:44:30 EST 7 Healthy Ways to Curb Your Appetite I found this and thought it was worth sharing. Ways to help us eat less. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>appetite-control?cm_mmc=ETNTNL-_-06092<BR>011-_-HTML-_-body </link> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:51:53 EST Weekly challenge June 6 - 12 I thought it would be fun to get to know some of our team members. SO for this challenge you have to visit two team members SPark pages per day and leave a comment or goodie to encourage them. Try to visit at least 5 people you have not met before. COpy and paste the list below and check in daily to let us know you visited at least two people on the team. Goodies will be given to those who do it at least five days this week. <BR> <BR> June 6 <BR> June 7 <BR> June 8 <BR> June 9 <BR> June ... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 09:20:17 EST June Check in Stop by daily and greet the team with an emoticon. <em>334</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:54:27 EST 100 ways to cut 100 calories Thought I'd share this: <BR> <link><BR>mc=ETNTNL-_-05262011-_-HTML-_-body </link> Thu, 26 May 2011 14:34:54 EST Dietician Visit Hi; <BR> I went to the Dietician, and basically she told me I'm doing everything right. <BR> She said I should watch my sugars more closely and not eat as much fruit as I have been. Also to stick to good oils and not use any butter, except occasionally. <BR> According to her the med's I take hamper my success with losing weight, and since my thyroid is bad, the med's I take for it keep me from losing weight. <BR> So from now on I am going to stop sweeting the small stuff, and just keep eati... Tue, 24 May 2011 18:35:07 EST Team member needs support I came across this today when I went looking to see why she had not been as active on the team lately. Please go by her page and leave her some love and encouragement. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4246889 </link> Tue, 24 May 2011 14:27:09 EST LOSE 5-8 POUNDS FROM MAY 1,11 TO MAY31, 11 My starting weight is 189. No loss so far. Motivated to. Love others to join in! Fri, 6 May 2011 06:45:52 EST May Daily Challenge So I am not sure how many people followed along in the April challenge, so I thought the May one would take on a slightly different tact. I am going to incorporate the 31 days to Stronger Bones from the SparkPeople calendar so I hope you join along. Sun, 1 May 2011 14:21:24 EST May check in Let's all take time to say hello this month! Sun, 1 May 2011 09:16:19 EST Please support this team member One of our team members recieved an amazing award for her weight loss. Please go to her blog and leave her some love! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4171717 </link> Sun, 17 Apr 2011 17:03:22 EST April check in <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:57:22 EST April Daily Challenge I will be posting the daily challenges here starting tomorrow. If anyone has any suggestions for a May challenge please let me know. I hope there will be something for everyone. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:58:23 EST Are we doing a March goodie checkin? I noticed we're still on February. Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:13:30 EST March check in Stop by every day and post an emoticon Tue, 1 Mar 2011 13:04:36 EST Think Spring! Here is a web page to help us start thinking about spring. WHen you open it, just start clicking anywhere and SUPRISE! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>f </link> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 07:05:27 EST February goodie check in <em>334</em> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 07:35:51 EST What was the last fruit you ate? strawberries Sun, 2 Jan 2011 16:12:05 EST What was the last veggie you ate? lettuce Sun, 2 Jan 2011 16:11:31 EST 2011 STEPS TRACKER come post you steps, miles or minutes here for 2011! Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:13:09 EST January Goodie check in <em>408</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:39:02 EST Replace A Letter (but do not rearrange letters) Simply replace ONE LETTER to make a new word, such as name - same, rose - rise.'s the first one: <BR> <BR> card <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:32:39 EST Did U walk today? <em>224</em> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 10:40:25 EST Are U Happy with UR weather day? <em>211</em> <em>425</em> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 10:30:32 EST December Goodie check in Come post each day and get a GOODIE at the end of the month! <em>425</em> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:15:40 EST Nov. Birthdays <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> We have a team member celebrating a birthday this month! <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> IRENEHARPS...........NOV 17th <BR> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:55:29 EST Suggestion Box <em>195</em> Want to see our team do something different? Have an idea for a Challenge or a Team Goal? Please post it here or SparkMail one of the team leaders. We'd love to hear from you. After all, this team is all about what works best for the group! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for being here and sharing your journey with us! <em>220</em> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 10:54:58 EST Question of the DAY! OCT. 26th <BR> <BR> What is your favorate Halloween Movie? <em>272</em> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:21:10 EST Did you read a Healthy article today? <em>224</em> Fri, 22 Oct 2010 14:47:59 EST Let's have fun and post something RED! <em>212</em> Wed, 20 Oct 2010 09:38:01 EST Whats your weather like? <em>67</em> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 15:07:19 EST October 31 day challenge I will post a challenge of the day for the 31 days of Oct. <BR> Come and join in the never know what the challenge of the day will be! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:49:02 EST OCT. BIRTHDAYS!!! <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> We have several Team Mates celebrating their birhtdays this month! Stop by and wish them a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> LIBRATAH............Oct.3rd <BR> 4Cindy2010..........Oct 5th <BR> BANDMOM_TERESA......Oct.12th <BR> HARLYCHIC14.........Oct 14th <BR> KATHRYN140..........Oct. 19th <BR> CHERN009............ Oct.20th <BR> KritterKeepers.......Oct 30th <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 12:51:06 EST Have U read a team memebers blog today? <em>224</em> Wed, 29 Sep 2010 09:13:02 EST EMOTICON ...share an exercise! <em>319</em> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:20:37 EST What was your main exercise today? <em>315</em> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 15:19:59 EST SHOW US THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILE OF FUN & FRIENDSHIP! <em>30</em> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 00:02:33 EST (DAILY) ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR PROGRESS 2-DAY? <em>48</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:51:50 EST AUG and SEPT Birthdays! <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <BR> HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to all our AUGUST Birthday Sparkers! <BR> DAMASK77............Aug 1st <BR> -AMYLOUWHO-.........Aug 1st <BR> PAM1864.............AUG 1st <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTYDAY to OUR SEPTEMBER SPARKERS! <BR> MACKIESMOMMY07......SEPT 1st <BR> RUTHIEBEAR..........SEPT 18th <BR> SATELLITE19.........SEPT 19th <BR> SHARMAE.............SEPT 23rd <BR> LMSTRAW........... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 22:29:43 EST What's your goal today?? Come share you goal for the day! <em>306</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 15:22:13 EST DID U LOG IN YOUR FITNESS MINUTES AT SPARKS 2-DAY? <em>224</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:33:43 EST MOTIVATED TODAY???? HAVE FUN AND SHOW IT! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> let's go everyone and have a super one! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:27:10 EST What is your goal for today? Come and share your goal for the day! <em>306</em> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:03:35 EST Sept. FRUITS and VEGGIES challenge <em>45</em> <em>485</em> <em>265</em> <em>69</em> <em>289</em> <em>284</em> <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <em>488</em> <em>210</em> <BR> <BR> Come and post your fruits and veggie intake for the month of Sept! Try some new fruits/veggies!! <BR> Post here how many you each day! <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>485</em> <em>265</em> <em>69</em> <em>289</em> <em>284</em> <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <em>488</em> <em>210</em> Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:30:35 EST Did you do CORE today? Did your work out your CORE today? <BR> <BR> Come shre your exercise, give a big <em>224</em> or a <em>248</em> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:57:05 EST SCATTERGORIES How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> <BR> *********************STOP***************<BR>* <BR> Don't answer below! <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film t... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:25:51 EST 31 Day to Better Sleep 8/1: <BR> <BR> Relieve stress. People with uncontrolled stress are more prone to insomnia. But exercise,, meditation, yoga, and other techniques can help you relax. Do something to relieve stress each day. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 11:29:21 EST STEPS TRACKER Come and post you steps, miles or minutes here daily! Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:37:03 EST August Cardio Minutes <em>294</em> <em>57</em> <em>312</em> <em>295</em> <em>311</em> <em>206</em> <em>313</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> How many cardio minutes do you pledge for the month of August? Sat, 31 Jul 2010 11:30:39 EST What are you drink now? <em>222</em> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 14:07:07 EST One new thing about YOU!!! Each day stop by and share one new thing about you to help us get to know each other better. <em>220</em> Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:38:18 EST JULY BIRTHDAYS <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> Team members celebrating birthdays this month: <BR> LILBITSMOM..........JULY 13th <BR> Angelhans...........July 18th <BR> GABY1948............JULY 22nd <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 13:52:12 EST (Daily) step,miles or minutes for JULY Come and post you steps, miles or minutes here daily fro the month of July. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:54:30 EST July Cardio Minutes How many cardio minutes do you Pledge for July? Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:52:49 EST (Daily) Are U happy with food choices today? How did you do today on your food choices? Did you make good one or not so good ones? You have give a <em>224</em> , <em>48</em> or <em>42</em> or for somewhere in between <em>40</em> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:48:10 EST Did you exercise today...give a WOOHOO <em>244</em> Mon, 14 Jun 2010 13:23:37 EST J is for June How many words can we come up with that starts with letter "J" Thu, 3 Jun 2010 14:46:56 EST June Water Challenge Saw this on another team and thought it was a great idea! <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to drink your water - Crystal light, decaffeinated tea and decaffeinated coffee count too! <BR> <BR> <BR> MONTHLY GOAL: <BR> <BR> DAYS: <BR> 1 - <BR> 2 - <BR> 3 - <BR> 4 - <BR> 5 - <BR> 6 - <BR> 7 - <BR> <BR> 8 - <BR> 9 - <BR> 10 - <BR> 11 - <BR> 12 - <BR> 13 - <BR> 14 - <BR> <BR> 15 - <BR> 16 - <BR> 17 - <BR> 18 - <BR> 19 - <BR> 20 - <BR> 21 - <BR> <BR> 22 - <BR> 23 - <BR> ... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 11:04:18 EST JUNE BIRTHDAYS!! <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> Two team members celebrating their birthdays this month! <BR> <BR> C8H10N402...........June 11th <BR> MBSKIT..............JUNE 26TH <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> Mon, 31 May 2010 09:06:40 EST JUNE....MINUTES PLEDGED CHALLENGE... FOR THOSE THAT ARE NEW TO THIS CHALLENGE ...THIS IS HOW IT WORKS!!!! <BR> <BR> YOU DECIDE HOW MANY MINUTES A DAY YOU WILL COMMIT TO EXERCISE AND MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY HOW MANY DAYS ARE IN THE MONTH OF APRIL. <BR> <BR> LET'S SAY YOU WILL MAKE A PLEDGE TO DO 30 MINS. A DAY YOU THEN MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY 30 (DAYS IN JUNE) YOU WOULD THEN PLEDGE 900 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> LET'S SEE IF WE CAN MEET OR BEAT OUR PLEDGES!!! <BR> <BR> WHO'S UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE?? <BR> <BR> <BR> I will pledge... Sat, 29 May 2010 14:40:31 EST EVERYONE NEEDS A HUG...PASS IT ON!! <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 29 May 2010 11:46:07 EST WHAT EXERCISE DID YOU DO TODAY.... 40 mins. twist plate <BR> 30 mins. gazelle <BR> 32 mins. treadmill Tue, 25 May 2010 15:27:30 EST NEW MEMBERS... .INTRODUCE YOURSELVES HERE !! Tell us a little bit about yourselves so that we can get to know you better. Welcome on Board!! Tue, 25 May 2010 09:13:41 EST DAILY CHALLENGE..... MAY.....23RD <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to just say no to all of your vices. <BR> <BR> For today, say no to junk food, no chips, candies, no soda, no fried foods, no coffee, whatever you know that is not beneficial to your well being. Replace the snacks with veggies and the beverages with water. Let today be the first day you make a serious attempt at making better and healthier choices. <em>306</em> Sun, 23 May 2010 12:19:13 EST What color shirt are you wearing today? purple Wed, 19 May 2010 20:21:59 EST What was the last fruit or veggie you ate today ?? carrots <em>291</em> Wed, 12 May 2010 16:01:50 EST Name A Famous Person..... I am going to name a famous person. The next person must take the first letter of the last name and name a famous person whose first name starts with that letter. <BR> <BR> Clint Eastwood <BR> Wed, 12 May 2010 15:54:02 EST NAME A SONG AND SEE HOW LONG WE CAN KEEP IT GOING Leaving On A Jet Plane.... Peter, Paul & Mary Wed, 12 May 2010 15:48:52 EST How Many Total Sparkpoints Do You Have ?? 8389 Wed, 12 May 2010 08:47:16 EST A Little Motivation To Start Your Day..... We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.” Wed, 12 May 2010 00:44:29 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY.... <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> WHAT KIND OF SNACKS DO YOU LIKE WHEN YOU TRAVEL?? <BR> <BR> I like carrot sticks, cheese and snack bars. <BR> Wed, 12 May 2010 00:28:12 EST 30 Ways to outsmart temptation <BR> <BR> 1. Take a deep breath. When you're stressed or anxious, instead of reaching for a bag of chips, focus on your breath. A few slow, steady breaths through the nose can calm frazzled nerves. Add a mantra: Inhale peace, exhale tension. Mon, 3 May 2010 12:13:13 EST MAY BIRTHDAYS!!! We have a team member celebrating a birthday is this month. <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> RTLISA..............MAY 31st Sat, 1 May 2010 09:00:37 EST FRUIT CHALLENGE for MAY <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <BR> <BR> We all know that FRUIT is good for us and it is a great snack. Come and post your daily intake of fruits! Keep track of how many servings you get. <BR> The winner will get a team goodie and one from me as well. <BR> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:34:09 EST MAY STEPS Please post May steps or miles or minutes here! <BR> Get out there and <em>311</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 12:29:04 EST Dove Campaign for Real beauty Not sure if everyone has seen this site. It shows that we are all "Blooming Roses". All women are beautiful in whatever shape they are in. It's worth taking a look. <link> </link> Mon, 12 Apr 2010 09:11:35 EST Share 10 things about yourself 1. I'm 40 <BR> 2. I have been married almost 18 Y/O <BR> 3. I have a 15 y/o son <BR> 4. I am owed by 3 cats <BR> 5. I have a degree in Occupational Therapy <BR> 6. I am a stay at home mom <BR> 7. I love to walk as my exercise <BR> 8. Afraid of birds and hate spiders <BR> 9. I love to bake <BR> 10. We are going to be moving this summer :) Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:23:00 EST April is SPRING time - join in the challenge This challenge was on another team I am on. It's from YO~YOLANDA: <BR> <BR> Spring is here! <BR> <BR> S ~ Share, blog, 5 points per blog/day <BR> <BR> P ~ Pump it up, 1 point for every 10 minutes of strength training (Maximum 6 points/day or 60 minutes/day) <BR> <BR> R ~ Rest, get 6 or more hours of Sleep each night, 5 points/day <BR> <BR> I ~ Include cardio, 1 point for every 10 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> N ~ Nutrition, stay in your range, 5 points/day <BR> <BR> G ~ Get hydrat... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:39:23 EST APRIL MONEY JAR... <BR> This Challenge will start on Thursday April 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the en... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:56:33 EST APRIL BIRTHDAYS <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> April Birthdays: <BR> <BR> KARENEJ............APR 5th <BR> HIROLLERETTE.......APR 14th <BR> ~BLESSEDHEART.......APR 15TH <BR> NIFFERY.............APR 22nd <BR> DWEBIO9.............APR 27th <BR> BRAVEONE92..........APR 28th Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:54:04 EST APRIL CHALLENGE It's hard to believe but we are only a few days away from a new month and a new challenge!! <BR> <BR> And since we are blooming roses (as opposed to already bloomed roses!!), we are works in progress!! Here is a challenge for the month of April that will hopefully help us grow stronger in some ways and grow thinner in other ways! <BR> <BR> *** The main point here is to have fun, learn a little about our teammates as well as ourselves, and hopefully by the end of the month we will feel bett... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 22:12:50 EST APRIL CARDIO PLEDGE How many minutes to you pledge for the month of April? <BR> Post here you minutes or how far you went. <BR> Let BURN some calories and make this an <em>345</em> month! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:24:35 EST Spit or Swallow strawberries <BR> <BR> Please indicate if you would spit - dislike - or swallow - like the item and then below it add an item for the next person Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:15:08 EST Healthy Hints for 2010 <BR> <BR> <link><BR>art-choices/healthy-habits-00400000062<BR>061/page13.html </link> Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:55:25 EST "S" is for SPRING How many words can we come up with that start with the letter S. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 21:41:54 EST How many 4 letter words can we come up with? Door Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:40:44 EST LAST LETTER STARTS NEXT WORD! Just like it sounds! <BR> If the word is apple then the next word starts with E Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:17:06 EST What was your last snack? low-fat ice cream Mon, 22 Mar 2010 19:15:33 EST St. Patricks Day Just to post a little about St. Patricks day. <BR> <BR> Please let us know how or if you celebrate it. <BR> <BR> St. Patrick's Day honors St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. We celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17. Americans march in parades, dance the Irish jig and gather to sing Irish songs. People wear green in memory of Ireland, the Emerald Isle and wear shamrocks, clover with three leaves. <BR> <BR> March 17 was not the day St. Patrick was born but the day he died. Even thoug... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 10:42:10 EST (DAILY) DID YOU DO STRENGTH TRAINING TODAY? What kind did you do and how long. Give a shout out or use an emoticon. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:45:26 EST (DAILY) DID YOU DO CARDIO TODAY? You can either give a shout out or use an emoticon as to what cardio you did. Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:43:58 EST How Many Log in points did you get? <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:00:08 EST chair exercises This was posted on another team by someone who cannot do strength exercises well due to knee issues. It is an exercise routine you can do while sitting in your chair. <BR> <BR> <link> /exerciseworkouts/l/blobes eexercise.htm </link> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:08:28 EST Does anyone use a heart rate monitor daily? Just curious if anyone on this team was also using a Heart Rate Monitor to help them lose the weight? I absolutely love mine, I wear it all the time now to remind me to stay on task and keep at it all day long. <BR> <BR> LaVon Tue, 9 Mar 2010 15:08:02 EST MARCH...Money Jar!! This Challenge will start on Monday March 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of MAR... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 07:56:08 EST March 31 Days to a Healthier Diet Here is the Spark way to 31 days to a Healthier Diet <BR> <BR> March 1st <BR> Keep a food dairy.. Before you can omprove your diet, you have to know where you stand. Record everything you eat and drink for five days and use these tips to improve your diet a little bit each day. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:06:49 EST March birthday <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> We have two team memebers celebrating their birthday!! <BR> <BR> MMAZZIE...........MARCH 6th <BR> JakeandNellie.....March 12th Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:32:45 EST Birthdays I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be posting a monthly list of the birthdays. <BR> <BR> Please huddle the day of you birthday so that the team can send you warm wishes. <BR> <BR> I don't want to leave anyone out! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Simera <BR> Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:27:53 EST Quotes for the day "It's never too late--in fiction or in life--to revise." <BR> -Nancy Thayer <BR> <BR> <BR> "Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. <BR> I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it." <BR> -Groucho Marx Sun, 28 Feb 2010 12:57:01 EST MARCH MADNESS!! <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> I was going to put this under challenges BUT I think it will be more fun to do as a game and see who wins at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Count how many green veggies or fruits you eat each day during the month of March and then come post here DAILY to let us know. <BR> There are so many green fruits and veggies....Broccoli, lettuce, celery, grapes ,avocados, kiwi, cabbage and so on! <BR> <BR> LETS EAT GREEN <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:14:24 EST March CARDIO pledge It's that time again! <BR> How many cardio minutes are you willing to pledge for March? <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:02:52 EST MARCH CHALLENGE I got this from another team and we are spacing the days only because it is not recommended to work the same muscle group two days in a row. <BR> <BR> So take your deck of cards and draw 5 cards (these will not be used again and on the last day you will only have 2 left). <BR> <BR> For every face card (jack, queen, king and ace) you do 10 minutes of cardio <BR> The rest of the cards are allotted as follows: <BR> <BR> Diamonds = pushups <BR> Hearts = standing abduction <BR> Clubs = cru... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 21:36:43 EST spark meals or your own? I am interested in learning how many of us use our own meal ideas or spark meals?? Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:17:13 EST Feb 25 birthday Today we have a team member celbrating her birthday!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ARKCOUNTYGAL </link> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:10:21 EST HEADS UP Challenge for March coming I will be posting a challenge this Friday that will run in March on the following days: <BR> <BR> 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd and 24th. <BR> <BR> You will need a deck of cards for this challenge. <BR> <BR> So get ready and watch for the challenge. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:32:15 EST DID U HUDDLE WITH US? POSITIVE TEAMWORK WOOHOO! <em>224</em> Mon, 22 Feb 2010 08:21:04 EST (DAILY)TRACK THOSE STEPS/MILES OR TIME WALKED <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> I love to use a pedometer and track my steps/miles. It's a way for me to challenge myself to go one step further. It's always amazing to see the amount of steps and miles we actually do put on in a day! <BR> <BR> But, remember, this isn't a challenge or competition and don't feel uncomfortable if your steps aren't as high as another's -- that's not what matters! What matters is that you're getting in that cardio an... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 16:40:24 EST Weekly Challenge Feb 21-28 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> <em>488</em> <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> This week we will focus on eating our fruits and veggies. Try a fruit smoothie, have a V-8, grill them, Toss them any way you can eat them. Get your daily servings in! Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:18:21 EST Post Any 3-Letter Word! IT'S FUN! cat Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:14:47 EST (DAILY) What was your Breakfast This Morning? oatmeal with chopped apple, almond slivers and apple pie spice Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:12:27 EST FEB 20 birthday We have a fellow team mate celbrating her birthday today. Lets send them warm wishes!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ERRARI </link> Sat, 20 Feb 2010 13:08:04 EST Tips anyone? A Thread so we can share our tips on different topics. I will post a new topic each month. <BR> <BR> To end out February: <BR> What are your tips on fighting carvings for sweets <em>38</em> Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:40:09 EST Chit and Chat Thread to just check in and chat, celebrate each others success, support each other through struggles, or just see whats going on with each other. <BR> <BR> So how is your day going? Fri, 19 Feb 2010 12:04:29 EST FEB. 16 Birthday! We have a team mate celebrating her birthday today. Let send her warm wishes!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ONS%5FANGEL </link> Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:57:03 EST FEB 14-20 weekly challenge <em>319</em> <em>34</em> <em>319</em> <em>34</em> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> Weekly challenge for FEBRUARY 14-20 <BR> <BR> We will be working on STRENGTH TRAINING!!! <BR> It helps with improving balance and stability, builds muscle, decreases risk for Osteoporosis and DECREASE BLOOD PRESSURE and increase calorie burn. <BR> Do 2-3 exercises of each upper and lower body and 1-2 for core. <BR> Spark fitness has great ideas for strength training! <BR> Just starting out you may only want ... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 21:18:49 EST FEB BIRTHDAY We have a team members celebrating birthdays this month. Lets send out warm wishes!!! <BR> <BR> NEONS_ANGEL........FEB 16th <BR> AFERRARI...........FEB 20th <BR> Starkcountygal.....Feb 25th <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:23:26 EST Wear Red on FRIDAY . <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> This Friday, Go Red with your wardrobe! Whether it’s a red dress or a red T-shirt, show the world you support Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association’s movement to help save lives. And be a part of our national casting call. <BR> <BR> Check out the American Heart Association website there are a lot of great ideas. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l?identifier=1200000 </link> <B... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:10:29 EST FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS.... Let's wish these wonder Sparkers a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the month of FEBRUARY!!! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starkcountygal.....Feb 25th <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Feb 2010 09:09:43 EST FEBRUARY... ......MONEY JAR $$$$$ This Challenge will start on Monday February 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of ... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:33:43 EST FEBRUARY ......28 DAYS TO A HEALTHIER HEART!!!!! Tomorrow is the start of a new month and a chance to keep those wonderful hearts of ours healthy. I will give you a tip a day to help us all do that. LOVE YOURSELF.....LOVE YOUR HEART!! <BR> <BR> February may be a month for romance, but it's also a time for you to focus on loving yourself....and your heart. During National Heart Month, we'll help you focus on one small thing that you can do each day to lower your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life. Share this valentine w... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:47:34 EST Petsmart Pet Walk Would anyone be interested in joining me for this walk to save the lives of Arizona's Homeless Pets...Details at Its at Tempe Town Lake on Sunday February 21. Activities begin at 1:00 pm and the walk is at 2:30 pm....?? I am going to do this with my boxer "Bailey" who was a homeless pup before we got her...:) Sun, 31 Jan 2010 01:16:46 EST FEB. How much will you PLEDGE?? I like this idea that Marj started so let continue!! How many fitness minutes will you pledge? <BR> <BR> I pledge 2000 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:56:23 EST FEB> WEEKLY CHALLENGE Starting February 1st I will be posting a weekly challenge. FEB is Heart Health Month and we will be doing challenges for a better <em>26</em> . We touch on cardio, strength, nutrition and more! <BR> <BR> Stay TUNED!! Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:55:00 EST JAN. 31 BIRTHDAY We have a team member celebrating a birthday on Sunday! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ASTEDMOMOF2 </link> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:26:15 EST Birthday Jan 29 We have a member celebrating a birthday today!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>TCH%5FPEARL </link> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 13:40:30 EST Weekend Challenge Jan 30-31 WEEKEND HABIT BREAKER! <BR> <BR> Whether you bite your nails, speak negatively to yourself, make excuses, drink to much caffeine or any number of things. This weekend I want you to give yourself a STAR and REFLECT on the habit when you catch yourself being nagative turn it POSITIVE or you start to grab another Diet Coke get a water. Each time you turn your Habit into something positve give your self a star! <BR> HOW many STARS did you get over the weekend and what was your reflections? <BR... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:26:45 EST I'm new! Hi all - I'm new to SparkPeople and received an invite to join this team. I'm still learning my way around. I'm almost 52, formerly a fit, active person who just sort of turned into a couch potato. I'm really ready to move forward with my life and learn and grow. I plan to lose 40+ pounds and regain an active lifestyle. Any tips/pointers are greatly appreciated! Thanks. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:50:34 EST Helps Us! <BR> Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. <BR> Sun, 24 Jan 2010 11:47:21 EST I WONDER WHY...... What do you ever wonder about.... <BR> <BR> <BR> I wonder why the phone always rings when I'm in the shower Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:18:00 EST Jan 24th BIRTHDAY We have a member who will be celebrating her birthday on Sunday. Lets give her LOTS of birthday roses!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>B2448 </link> Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:16:35 EST WEEKEND CHALLENGE!! Weekend challenge <BR> JANUARY 22-24 <BR> How much CARDIO can you get in? <BR> Here are a few ways to get some in: march in place while cooking, walk or jog lightly during the commericals. Do a few Jumping Jacks through out the day. Take a walk or grab the kids and DANCE! <BR> <BR> How many minutes do you pledge to get in over the weekend? <BR> Come back and post what exercise you do each day and for how long! Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:19:01 EST TAG YOUR IT Lets end the month with a fun mini challenge! <BR> <BR> Lets play a game. Here is how it works. <BR> <BR> I post a mini challenge such as, 20 crunchs <BR> <BR> Then the next person that clicks on the thread and wants to take my challenge, types "did it" and post a mini challenge of thier own and types "tag your it" <BR> <BR> Challenges should be quick, easy and healthy. Examples: drink a glass of water, eat a piece of fruit or do 20 push-ups. <BR> <BR> Lets have fun!! Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:04:05 EST TAG YOUR IT Lets end the month with a fun mini challenge! <BR> <BR> Lets play a game. Here is how it works. <BR> <BR> I post a mini challenge such as, 20 crunchs <BR> <BR> Then the next person that clicks on the thread and wants to take my challenge, types "did it" and post a mini challnege of thier own and types "tag your it" <BR> <BR> Challenges should be quick and easy. Exaples: drink a glass of water, eat a piece of fruit or do 20 push-ups. <BR> <BR> Lets have fun!! Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:56:55 EST :) Hey Guys! My name is Kendra, I'm 20 years old. I've always struggeled with my weight. At one point I hit about 165, which is a lot of weight for a person of my heigh, 5"1. Right now i'm about 150.. but i want to get to 120-125lbs. I've tried soo many diets, but they just haven;t worked for me. Mostly because they were telling me WHAT to eat & when. Then one day i bought a magazine, and there was an article about So later that night i decided to check the sight out! I signed u... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:42:05 EST BRAIN GAME.......... Test you knowledge!!! <BR> <BR> THIS IS A NEW THREAD...join in the fun and see how many questions you can get right. <BR> <BR> Earn sparkpoints by answering the Sparks Trivia questions at the bottom of your sparkspoints page. <BR> <BR> How Did You Do Today??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/5 for me today!!! <BR> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:07:22 EST JANUARY.... ......MONEY JAR $$$$$ This Challenge will start on Friday January 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of J... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 10:58:17 EST JANUARY....31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> I will start posting these tips on JANUARY 1ST. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME.....WE CAN DO IT TEAM!! <BR> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:14:39 EST JANUARY BIRTHDAYS!!! <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> WE have a team member celebrating a birthday this month. Lets send warm wishes!! <BR> <BR> DEB2448...........JAN 24th <BR> DUTCH_PEARL........JAN. 29th <BR> XHASTEDMOMOF2.......Jan 31st <BR> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 14:46:48 EST Hi I joined Sparks in Feb of 2008. I haven't had any luck losing the weight but I will not give up . My weight is like a yo-yo up and down . I have been trying for twenty years to get below 150. I have always exercised and I know the healthy foods and like most of them. I know I have got to get my heart rate up that's my biggest problem . I have to go in next month for a hernia surgery I have it in my groin area. So I have not been doing any cardio in the last few month's accept walking . So any support or ideas I can get I wo... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:35:52 EST Use an emoticon to show how your feeling today... <em>250</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 10:42:07 EST CHUCKLES AND GIGGLES... DEC. 16TH <BR> <BR> On Christmas morning a woman told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a beautiful diamond necklace. <BR> <BR> What do you think it means?” <BR> <BR> “You’ll know tonight,” he said. <BR> <BR> That evening just before opening presents, the husband came home with a small package and gave it to his wife. <BR> <BR> Delighted, she opened it only to find a book entitled “The Meaning of Dreams.” Wed, 16 Dec 2009 08:48:00 EST DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS. .....!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>44</em> <em>468</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> LET'S GIVE THESE SPECIAL BIRTHDAY MEMBERS THE BEST OF BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR THEIR SPECIAL DAY!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> GIVEUP30..........DEC. 12TH <BR> JUDY1676..........DEC. 12TH <BR> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:44:56 EST MBSKIT birthday list <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.....THIS IS WHERE I WILL KEEP TRACK OF THE BIRTHDAYS. <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO ....MBSKIT's Posting(Birthdays....when is your?) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THESE MEMBERS!!! <BR> <BR> VEGANVICKIE........JAN. 22th <BR> DEB2448............Jan 24th <BR> DUTCH_PEARL........JAN 29th <BR> XHASTEDMOMOF2......JAN 31st <BR> NEONS_ANGEL........FEB 16th <BR> AFERRARI...........FEB 20th <B... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:13:08 EST Whatever you do.....DO NOT PEEK in this thread !!! You did it anyway....didn't what if it was a virus???? O.K. there is no virus ...just me. <BR> <BR> <BR> So come on and admit peaked, didn't you? <BR> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 11:11:39 EST WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS TODAY.... Today I am just enjoying family, friends and SparkPeople friends!! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone!! <BR> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 10:47:57 EST TEAM BIRTHDAY LIST....DO NOT POST HERE!! <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE.....THIS IS WHERE I WILL KEEP TRACK OF THE BIRTHDAYS. <BR> <BR> PLEASE GO TO ....MBSKIT's Posting(Birthdays....when is your?) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THESE MEMBERS!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~BLESSEDHEART.......APR. 15TH <BR> STAMPINITUP.........MAY 20TH <BR> MBSKIT..............JUNE 26TH <BR> GABY1948............JULY 22ND <BR> LMSTRAW.............SEPT. 28TH <BR> 4CINDY2010..... Fri, 11 Dec 2009 07:54:51 EST Birthdays ...when is yours? Please let me know when your birthday is I would like to recognize it. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Simera Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:17:05 EST TWO words... ..CHANGE one tree top Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:48:25 EST What does this word remind you of...... Christmas Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:47:14 EST A - Z Words ending in ER Alter Boy Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:46:03 EST A - Z Occupations Ambulance Driver Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:45:20 EST HOW MANY POINTS TILL YOUR NEXT TROPHY..... 556 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:44:26 EST EAT A RAINBOW ......... <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We all know the importance of eating fruit & vegetables, but how many of us actually get our 5 a day. With this challenge we will be able to eat a variety of fruit & veg and maybe try something we haven't tried before. <BR> <BR> Rules:- <BR> *Eat as many fruits & veggies as you like. <BR> *If you only eat the inside of a piece of fruit or veg, you don't count the colour of the skin or peel. For example-if you pick a red apple, but peel it before you eat it you co... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:40:13 EST WHAT EXERCISE DID YOU DO TODAY...... 20 mins. twist plate <BR> 20 mins. hula hooping <BR> 30 mins. gazelle Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:39:33 EST HOW MUCH WILL YOU PLEDGE........ LET'S KICK IT UP A NOTCH IN DECEMBER!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's start this month off by making small LIFE CHANGES!!! <BR> <BR> Let's pledge cardio minutes that we want to achieve for December. <BR> <BR> How many cardio minutes are you going to pledge? Can you pledge 30 minutes of cardio 3 times per week? That would be 360 minutes for the month of December. How many minutes per month are you going to pledge? <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is how it works. You make your pledge and subtract daily or 3 ti... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:38:01 EST GIVE A GOODIE GAME....... ..CHALLENGE This game is a great way to get to know each other by visiting other spark pages and giving support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a goodie to someone on our Stampinup team. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 44, 121, 333, 2445 etc. you give a goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:34:29 EST HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS DID YOUI GET..... <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:33:55 EST DEC....... .....MONEY JAR CHALLENGE $$$$$$$$$$ THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of DECEMBER!! If it goes well...we will make a new challenge for JANUAR... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:31:20 EST TELL US SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT YOU.... I love meeting new people and challenges!! Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:28:08 EST WHAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY.... Creating this new team and watching it grow!! Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:27:01 EST NEW MEMBERS..... ...INTRODUCE YOURSELVE HERE !!! This is the place to come so we can welcome you to the team and get to know you a little better. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:25:41 EST DAILY MOTIVATIONAL AND INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES.... ***** DEC. 10TH ***** <BR> <BR> "It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb." <BR> <BR> How will your life be remembered? Will your story be lost among the millions who were afraid to take a chance? Or will you leave something noble behind? There’s nothing to gain by following the crowd or doing what you’ve always done. You may as well put yourself out to pasture. But there’s everything to gain by believing that you’re king of the jungle, even if just for a day... Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:23:01 EST 31 DAYS.......TO HEALTHIER HOLIDAYS !!!!! <BR> ***** DEC. 10TH ****** <BR> <BR> WALK MORE <BR> <BR> Keep a brisk wallking pace while you do your holiday shoppping. Instead of wasting time looking for a closer parking spot, take a far-away one to increase your activity (and save time). <BR> <BR> <BR> We do that most of the time. Now that the shoppers are out in full force, we tend to have no chose but to park further away!! All the same it is a great idea for anytime of the year. <BR> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:20:02 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY......?????? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> DO YOU USE COUPONS AT THE GROCERY STORE???? <BR> <BR> My DH does most of the grocery shopping. He uses coupons all the time. He will go to various grocery stores in town to get the better deals. We live in a small community, so each store is not that far away from each other Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:10:29 EST