SparkPeople Fabulous and Fit Weight Club (FWC) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4079 This team is here to motivate, celebrate, support, and encourage each other. We can rejoice, moan, complain, and have fun while working on our goal to get fit! We are on the road to success! SparkPeople Fabulous and Fit Weight Club (FWC) Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4079 Aug. 3 - Aug. 9 Leader Board Winners FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58801328 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being in the top 25 on the Fitness Leader Board (entering fitness minutes on the tracker) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30 days per Spark policy. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Each week I try to find some new names to add. This week's winners are: <BR> <BR> KE... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:20:23 EST July 27 - Aug. 2 Leader Board Winners FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58731491 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being in the top 25 on the Fitness Leader Board (entering fitness minutes on the tracker) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30 days per Spark policy. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Each week I try to find some new names to add. This week's winners are: <BR> <BR> BOOKERA ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 15:31:21 EST Spark August Calendar - FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x58692344 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need a pdf file reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:31:12 EST July 20-26 Team Points Leaders FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58661424 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being on the Fitness Leader Board (entering fitness minutes on the tracker) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Krys & Team Leaders <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30 days per Spark policy. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This week's winners are: <BR> <BR> PHILOFOREST <BR> MOMMY445 <BR> SHARIPAM... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:28:05 EST Team Name Change - Vote for your choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x58633231 Here are some choices - please email me or respond here which one you think would draw some more participants! <BR> <BR> A. Fat2Fit Weight Club <BR> <BR> B. Fabulous &Fit Weight Club <BR> <BR> C. Free From Fat Weight Club <BR> <BR> Because our team page is based on the FWC format, we need titles that fit with those initials. If you have a different suggestion, please feel free to post that as well. Thank you! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:31:21 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x58623535 Hi there, <BR> I am new to the group. I hope this is an active group. I enjoy sharing and seeking support. <BR> I have 15 lbs to go towards my preferred weight. Most importantly my goal is to lead a healthy, physically & emotional, lifestyle. Looking forward to hearing from all of you. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:01:31 EST July 13-19 Team Points Leaders (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58592563 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being in the top 25 on the Fitness Leader Board (entering fitness minutes on the tracker) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30 days per Spark policy. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This week's winners are: <BR> <BR> 2BANEWME <BR> MRSRIGS1 <BR> WALLPER26 <BR> PANDA1691 <BR... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:34:18 EST July 6-12 Team Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58521638 Congratulations on achieving the honor of being in the top 25 on the Participation Leader Board (earning points for participating on Spark) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30 days per Spark policy. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This week's winners are: <BR> <BR> BECKYANNE1 <BR> CLUTTRELL8 <BR> ELLIEFUNT <BR> L... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:31:14 EST I feel so good!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x58498841 I've lost a total of 13 pounds over the last 8 weeks! <em>9</em> I haven't been able to exercise much but I've been eating lots of lean protein, veggies, fruit and egg whites with the occasional egg (scrambled) YUM to all of it! I cut out the majority of gluten in my diet and my migraines are decreasing and my lupus pain in decreasing too, double <em>224</em> I've been super busy lately with Shawn's nephew down for a week and now his niece is here. So much fun! I hope everyone is doi... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:40:59 EST FWC Fitness Leader Board Winners 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58447270 Week of June 29 - July 5 - Team goodie has gone out to: <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA <BR> HSMOMX2 <BR> KACEYSW <BR> BIGPOPPAPUFF <BR> AQUAURA <BR> <BR> <BR> Congratulations on achieving the honor of being in the top 25 on the Fitness Leader Board (entering fitness minutes on the tracker) for this team during this past week! Way to go! <BR> <BR> Remember, team goodies can only be given out to members that participate on the team within the past 30 days per Spark policy. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 15:17:02 EST FWC - July Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x58367205 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. Stress has been so ingrained in our days and in our culture that you probably don’t even recognize it any more <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click belowto download and print your July calendar. (You need a pdf reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to downloa... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:17:05 EST FWC - July Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58363607 <em>38</em> What is your favorite type of exercise? <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cardio (treadmill, walking, biking, etc.) <BR> <BR> Weights and strength training <BR> <BR> Fitness classes <BR> <BR> Yoga or Tai chi <BR> <BR> Sports and games <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> <BR> I do not exercise Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:35:08 EST FWC - Best thing that happened today was ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58061402 What went right in your day today? Sat, 31 May 2014 14:16:40 EST FWC - Fun things http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x58061393 In ABC order, name something fun to do! <BR> <BR> A - Allegheny Road Trip Sat, 31 May 2014 14:15:38 EST FWC - Exercise Name Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x58061382 In alphabetical order, name something related to fitness. <BR> <BR> A - abdomen workout Sat, 31 May 2014 14:13:42 EST FWC - Did you use a tracker today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x58061360 Did you use the Nutrition or Fitness Tracker today? If so, just leave an emoticon to show that either yes or no. Sat, 31 May 2014 14:10:53 EST FWC - How much WATER did you drink today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x58061346 It is suggested you drink 6-8 cups of clear liquid (water, coffee, tea, flavored water, etc.) a day. How much did you drink today? Sat, 31 May 2014 14:08:39 EST FWC - June Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x58059680 In general, how many days per week do you exercise? <BR> <BR> <BR> 0 days <BR> <BR> 1 day <BR> <BR> 2 days <BR> <BR> 3 days <BR> <BR> 4 days <BR> <BR> 5 days <BR> <BR> 6 days <BR> <BR> 7 days <BR> <BR> I don't exercise regularly Sat, 31 May 2014 10:51:39 EST FWC - June Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x58052282 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Many of the health and weight problems that people face today are related to a lack of physical activity. Although we're "on the run" during the day, we're sedentary as we drive, work, watch TV and use the computer. On top of that, modern technology gives us timesaving shortcuts (like dishwashers, car washes, escalators and remote controls) that e... Fri, 30 May 2014 16:22:50 EST FWC - Opinion of new Spark look? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x57794262 Hello team! <BR> <BR> We hope that everyone had a lovely weekend. As you may know, SparkPeople launched many changes to the look and functionality of the Team Pages last week. Many people around SparkPeople were disappointed to see some of the old features disappear, but were happy to see that SparkPeople decided to restore the Recent Member Blogs feature so quickly--an important tool for staying in touch with other members of our teams. <BR> <BR> Many people have also expressed concerns ... Wed, 7 May 2014 17:38:55 EST FWC - Name a Plant game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x57744072 In abc order, name a plant (flower, fruit, vegetable, etc.) <BR> <BR> A = azaleas Sat, 3 May 2014 17:11:50 EST FWC - May Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x57743775 <em>38</em> How often do you count calories? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Before every meal, snack and beverage I consume <BR> <BR> Rarely, if at all <BR> <BR> Occasionally, especially when I've altered my eating habits or set a weight-loss goal <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 3 May 2014 16:27:31 EST May Calendar FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x57730139 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For May, that means strengthening your bones. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-05.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> (You may need a pdf reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) Fri, 2 May 2014 12:09:05 EST FWC True or False http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x57335375 Each person write a sentence...NOT a question! The person who reads the question, answers ONLY True or False. That person then writes another sentence...not a question. The following person responds with only True or False and places a statement below it. <BR> <BR> True or False: <BR> Drinking 8 glasses of water is good for you. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:18:39 EST FWC A-P-R-I-L NAME IT GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x57335000 We will use the letters in the word APRIL to answer these questions. So on this one all the answers must start with a word beginning with A, when we finish these, the next group all the answers will start with the letter P, etc. I did the first one, help me fill in the rest! (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO IN ORDER.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NAME IT GAME: <BR> <BR> <BR> Name an animal: anteater <BR> <BR> Name someone who's been on tv: <BR> <BR> Name a color: <BR> <BR> Name a carmaker or mod... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:46:54 EST FWC Log-In, Bonus Wheel and team points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x57334690 When you log-in, you spin the Spark wheel to get points. If you accumulate 25 Spark Points, you get to spin another wheel for bonus points, and on your start page you have the chance to click on the red flags for team points. <BR> <BR> Please share how many points you got for the day in each OR any of these categories. <BR> <BR> You can format it as #/#/# (example: 2/2/2) <BR> *or* <BR> specify such as L=#, B=#, and T=# (example: L2/B2/T2) <BR> <BR> If you didn't have any points for a ca... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:15:02 EST FWC - Question of the Week - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x57304127 Spark Goodie to those answering by the end of the week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Which of the following are ways you can earn SparkPoints by using the Community? <BR> <BR> <BR> A - By posting on the Message Boards <BR> <BR> B - By commenting on someone's SparkPage <BR> <BR> C - By creating a SparkPage <BR> <BR> All of the above <BR> <BR> A and C only Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:21:04 EST Starting 28 Day BootCamp DVD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x57183077 I decided I need more structure in my exercise so I'm starting this workout. I'm just going to do what I can this week and then really get to it next week (I hope) since I'll be house and pet sitting for7 animals (5 cats, 2 dogs). Wish me luck!! <em>386</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:43:45 EST FWC-March Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56977203 <em>38</em> <em>41</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What 3 positive things you would like for others to know about you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>41</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:52:14 EST FWC - Benefits of Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56977179 Name one thing you like about Spark. <BR> <BR> I like the message boards. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:49:04 EST FWC - March Lucky Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x56976792 You have found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! In ABC order, name something you would buy. <BR> <BR> A - Alaskan Cruise Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:17:12 EST FWC - Spring Words Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x56976489 In alphabetical order, name something that reminds you of spring! <BR> <BR> A - April showers Sun, 2 Mar 2014 15:53:36 EST Monthly Resource Calendar (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x56966618 You've probably heard the phrase "you are what you eat." While it's true that food is fuel, it's also true that food is broken down and transformed into cells, hormones, muscles and YOU! When you think of food in this light, it can make it easier to make healthy and nutritious choices for your body. March is National Nutrition Month®- -a time to focus on making informed food choices for a balanced and healthy diet. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </lin... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:29:57 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x56650508 I finally decided to join a group that would provide encouragement through their accomplishments. It's easy to feel defeated if not participating with others in trying to reach a goal. I'm really encouraged by reading some of the posts and look forward to being able to report good results over time as well. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:45:19 EST I love to .... (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56619289 What is something you love to do, read, eat, etc? Sun, 2 Feb 2014 17:59:28 EST Question of the Week - Feb (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56618799 <em>38</em> New Question <em>38</em> <em>341</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How's it going with all your meals' plan? <BR> <BR> <BR> Do not have a plan for my meals <BR> <BR> Have a meal plan and feeling better because of it <BR> <BR> Difficult, but I follow the meal plan when I can <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sun, 2 Feb 2014 17:11:06 EST Calendar - Feb. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x56595319 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For February, that means improving your heart health for National Heart Month. <BR> <BR> Here are 28 daily tips that will help you improve your health. Click below to download and print your February Calendar. (You need a program like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:38:20 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x56595283 Hello <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:35:36 EST Question of the Week - Jan (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56234627 <em>68</em> Which of the following fitness trends did you try/use in 2013? <BR> <BR> Zumba <BR> <BR> TRX (suspension training) <BR> <BR> CrossFit <BR> <BR> At-home workout programs (P90X, Insanity, Bodyrock TV) <BR> <BR> Barre (or ballet-inspired workouts) <BR> <BR> The Color Run/Color Me Rad 5K <BR> <BR> More than one of the above <BR> <BR> None of the above <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:29:29 EST Re-organizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x56156262 Moving some topics around to be in an easier to find format. Let me know what you think. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:13:57 EST Goodie Give Away game (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x56155926 A great way to learn about other team members is to visit their Spark Page. In this team challenge, you type in the number coming next. If the LAST TWO numbers are the same, you visit a team member and give them a goodie - be sure to invite them if they are not already participating! <BR> <BR> Example of goodie numbers: 11, 255, 1899, etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start - 1 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:42:43 EST Last letter starts new word game (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x56155899 Type in a word that starts with the last letter the previous person posted (3 letters or more please.) <BR> <BR> Example: SparK <BR> Next person would type in a word starting with 'k' - ketchuP <BR> Next person would type in a word starting with 'p' <BR> <BR> I'll start: yeaR Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:40:37 EST Favorite Things - ABC order game (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x56155884 Type in your favorite things in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> A - apples Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:39:28 EST Points Challenge (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x56155851 How many point did you get from the log-in wheel? Bonus points? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:36:59 EST Calendar - Jan. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x56155837 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> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:35:50 EST Question of the Week - Dec/Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56155828 Finishing out the week with the question posted earlier! The questions are to help you think about your goals, fitness and nutrition. Come back every week for a new question. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Which healthy eating strategy do you hope to master in 2014? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Moderation <BR> <BR> Stopping after "just one" <BR> <BR> Portion control <BR> <BR> 5-9 servings of fruits/veggies each day <BR... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:34:34 EST I wish I could ... (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56155777 We all have dreams and wishes. What is yours today? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:30:48 EST I smiled today when .... (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x56155769 What made you smile today? Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:30:05 EST FWC - Friendly Chatter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x56155715 What's going on in your life? We'd love to hear what is new, frustrating, or just plain routine in your everyday life. Tell us about it! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:24:46 EST Very happy update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x56070792 My doctor put me on stronger antibiotics and pain medication and I am very happy to say that the wide spread swelling has all but gone back to normal! I'm taking fewer pain meds and today I am practically pain free! I'm on hold with The Healthcare Marketplace but after I get all that fixed up and done with I'm planning on doing some very light aerobics and chair aerobics because I've been unable to for almost a month. Even car rides were causing me horrible pain. But I think I finally turned ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:08:54 EST Depression isn't going to win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x55944992 It's time I took back my life ..... sick and tired of sitting on the side lines watching my life just fly by and me doing nothing about it. <BR> <BR> Considering rejoining Curves ... hope I stick with it as I doubt I'll have much support here at home ! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:13:29 EST Gaining weight because I can't exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x55944502 Basically the Wednesday before Thanksgiving I discovered a Huge abscess on my areola. My doctor office was closed and my Monday I was in agony and my breast was swollen to akmost 1.5 times it's normal size, I saw the first available doctor which just gave me a rough breast exam and then brought in another doctor to do the same. The didn't give me any antibiotics but made me get an ultrasound. So I did that. I made a doctor appointment with my regular doctor two days after the sonogram. I crie... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:36:15 EST Silly Santa Game - FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x55830268 <BR> Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 20:34:38 EST December Words ABC game - FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x55830211 Think of a word or phrase that reminds you of December in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> <BR> A - already getting very cold Sun, 1 Dec 2013 20:30:00 EST Leaderboard Awards-Nov (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55818026 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce Spark's top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during November. The Fitness Leader Board is based on how many minutes you log on your fitness tracker during the month. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,339 <BR> SALLYANDGENE 3,280 <BR>... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:10:03 EST Question of the Week - Dec (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x55813238 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>460</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> New Question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>460</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How will you fit in exercise this upcoming holiday season? <BR> <BR> I will stick with my regular routine <BR> <BR> I will wake up earlier <BR> <BR> I will schedule my workouts around my busy holiday schedule <BR> <B... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:36:53 EST Calendar - Dec. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55753291 Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> <BR> (You need a pdf file reader (like free Adobe Acrobat Reader) to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <B... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:02:18 EST Question of the Week - Nov. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x55492753 What's the first thing you look for on a nutrition label? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> <BR> Serving size / Number of servings <BR> <BR> Fat <BR> <BR> Carbohydrates <BR> <BR> Protein <BR> <BR> Sodium <BR> <BR> Sugars <BR> <BR> Vitamins and/or Minerals <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> Something else not listed here (please specify) Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:59:42 EST November Water & Produce Challenge (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x55478237 Did you drink at least 6 glasses of water today? Did you eat at least 5 fruits and/or vegetables combined? If so, mark your post with the emoticon: <BR> <em>248</em> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:14:20 EST Today's Best Event (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55478136 What brightened up your day today? Fri, 1 Nov 2013 17:03:31 EST Nov. - I am thankful for... (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x55478066 There are so many wonderful things around us. Name one thing you are thankful for each day or as often as you like! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 16:56:08 EST Calendar - Nov. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55468130 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Click below to download and print your November calendar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pdf </link> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:07:39 EST LeaderBoard Points awards - Oct. FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55467884 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce Spark's top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during October. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> ELLIEFUNT 3,624 <BR> HARKEY08 3,601 <BR> YBBHAPPY 3,546 <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,525 <BR> 2BANEWME 3,454 <BR> KACEYSW 3,393 <BR> TIME2BLOOM4ME 3,272 <BR> EMJLAW 3,2... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:48:01 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x55378791 I am finally going to introduce myself. I am here because I am very determined to get to my goal. I have been on here for about a month now and I love it. I struggle from time to time but it is great to know that I am not alone in that either. Hope to get to know some of you.. Good Luck To All Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:45:53 EST October ABC game (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x55178176 Think of words that go with the month of October in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> A - apples to bob for on Halloween Mon, 7 Oct 2013 17:52:31 EST LeaderBoard Points awards - Sept. FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55089350 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce Spark's top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during September. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> HARKEY08 3,280 <BR>  ELLIEFUNT 3,246 <BR>  KACEYSW 3,184 <BR>  SUGARSMOM2 2,925 <BR>  WALLAHALLA 2,903 <BR>  2BANEWME 2,874 <BR>  TIME2BLOOM4ME 2,860 <BR> ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:56:44 EST Calendar - Oct (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x55063819 <em>24</em> Are you getting bored with your workout routine? Stop enduring exercise and start enjoying it! Our printable calendar provides 30 fun ways to squeeze fitness into your day. Take the "work" out of working out and find out just how fun fitness can be! <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> Click below to download and print your Fun Fitness Ideas Calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2009_fun_fitness_i... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:42:47 EST Question of the Week - Oct. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x55063723 How will you recommit to your program this fall to get a jump on the holidays and keep your program fresh and exciting? Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:32:31 EST Anyone here in college? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x54788117 I went back to college and am currently in a VERY intensive ultrasound program. I just started and am already finding it difficult to balance school, studying, homework, eating enough, and fitting in exercise. I would love to meet someone going through the same issues (not that I don't <em>247</em> love you all! Please feel free to friend me, I'll friend you back! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 07:45:03 EST FWC - Two words - Change one: Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x54743752 Take one of the pair of words given and change just one of the words, next person takes your two words and changes one of them. <BR> Example: front door (next person might type: back door) <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting off with: large dog Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:06:18 EST FWC - Word Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x54743653 What do you think of when you hear the word water? Give a one word thught and the next person puts in their one word thought to your word. Sun, 1 Sep 2013 19:56:05 EST Team Goal Challenge - Sept. FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x54743522 Working on getting fit and nutritionally focused! <BR> <BR> 1. Choose an exercise that lasts at least 10 minutes three times a week. <BR> <BR> 2. Write one thing you like about Spark at least twice a week. <BR> <BR> 3. Eat at least 2 vegetables and/or fruits each day. <BR> <BR> 4. Go to a Sparks friends Page and say something nice to them today. <BR> <BR> 5. Go to SparkRecipes <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/home.asp </link> and name a recipe you would like to try. <BR> <BR> Pleas... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 19:41:22 EST Calendar - Sept (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x54732384 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For September, that means increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat so you can meet your 5-a-day quota. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-09.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> (You need a pdf reader like Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:46:20 EST LeaderBoard Points awards - Aug FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x54732113 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce Spark's top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during August. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> SCRAPBECCA 3,715 <BR> HARKEY08 3,676 <BR> KACEYSW 3,559 <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,326 <BR> EMJLAW 3,324 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 3,270 <BR> TIME2BLOOM4ME 3,191 <BR> YBBHAPPY 3... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:21:54 EST Question of the Week - Sept. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x54730126 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>470</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How do you enjoy yogurt? <BR> <BR> Straight up! <BR> <BR> With cereal or granola <BR> <BR> Mixed with fruit or nuts <BR> <BR> In smoothies <BR> <BR> In baked goods <BR> <BR> All/mixture of the above! <BR> <BR> I don't enjoy yogurt. <BR> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 16:37:28 EST Starting Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x54608303 Hi I have been on Spark before and have a restarted a couple of times, I just re introduce myself and I am looking forward to loosing weight , getting healthy , and may create some friendships in the process. Feel free to add me as a Spark Friend, and I will help anyway I can, while also trying to help myself. Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:11:54 EST Gluten Free? I NEED HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x54461623 Hello! So I just saw my gastro specialist last Tuesday and I may have a gluten intolerance! <em>24</em> . I'm having a troubles with it. It's hard enough for me to stick to clean eating and to add "stay away from lactose and gluten" It's truly a lot of pressure for me. Please if anyone knows anything about this please I need advise on how to transition and any recipes out there that sticks out? (Am I over thinking this?) Thank you. Fri, 9 Aug 2013 17:40:40 EST Question of the Week - Aug. (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x54379365 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>298</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you work out on vacation (Yes/No)? If so, what is your favorite way to exercise on vacation? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>298</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 10:40:02 EST new to Fat to Fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x54355177 I have tried many things to lose weight I'm older and as you get older it is gets so hard.I'm looking for menu's to follow as I do better that way. <BR> <BR> I still pretty healthy but know if I don't get my weight in control that will not be the case.Everyone talks about organic but I'm on a fixed income.and that is out of my range. <BR> <BR> Just looking for motivation as I who am usually so happy seem a bit depressed. Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:37:31 EST LeaderBoard Points awards - July FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x54343678 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce Spark's top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during July. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> <BR> KACEYSW 3,492 <BR> HSMOMX2 3,474 <BR> SCRAPBECCA 3,355 <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,312 <BR> EMJLAW 3,292 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 3,060 <BR> ELLIEFUNT 3,002 <BR> MIKSCHER 2,... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:53:29 EST Team Goal Challenge - August FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x54342195 #1. Treat yourself for your hard work. Find a quiet place and be with yourself, go for a walk, meditate, read a book, reflect...How do you feel? Report back on what your treat was, make it special. <BR> <BR> #2. Today you need to Eat 2 Vegetables <em>370</em> <em>368</em> and 2 Fruit <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> #3. Go to a Sparks friends Page and say something nice to them today. Give them a emoticon or a Goodie make them feel Special. <BR> <BR> #4. Exercise Today... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:51:17 EST August - 20 Questions (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x54341425 Let's get to know each other a little better! Only answer one per day please. <BR> <BR> 1. If you could buy any type of food what would you buy? <BR> 2. What color is your tooth brush? <BR> 3. If you could be any animal what would it be and why? <BR> 4. What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list? <BR> 5. Who is your favorite super hero and why? <BR> 6. Who do you admire the most? <BR> 7. What is your favorite summer activity? <BR> 8. If a movie was made of your life what ... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:35:24 EST August anagram game (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x54341335 Think of a 4-6 letter word then mix up the letters and the next person has to try and make a word out of those letters. Leave a new anagram for the next person. <BR> <BR> Example: dust = sudt (someone could also make the word stud out of that) <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> kspra Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:24:57 EST August - name game (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x54341260 Alphabetically create a description by using the letter of the alphabet that is next. I'll start <BR> <BR> A - my name is Alice, I like aprons, my favorite food is apples and my favorite animal is an anteater! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 14:17:45 EST Calendar - August (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x54312817 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click below to download and print your August calendar. (You need a pdf program likeAdobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> Sleeping is just as important to survival as eating, drinking, ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:31:09 EST I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x54205666 Hi! I've been overweight ever since I moved back home. I'm 5'1" tall and weighed ~ 120 pounds before I moved back home (long story full of health problems) and within a year I weighed 169 pounds! I'm down to 162 pounds since I started my summer class for my sonography (ultrasound) program. Now I just need to get back to exercising! I need support and am willing to give it back <em>224</em> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 23:04:11 EST Morning or night? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x54189946 What is the best time to workout ? <BR> My work times vary some days I work 10am -5pm others 10am to 11pm <BR> Just wandering if there are any advantages to one over the other. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:25:20 EST New to program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x54176975 Hello my fellow weight losers, <BR> I have been struggling with my weight loss for the past year. I did two years of online school and that did me in. I am a nurse and if I tell my patients they have to be healthy, I need to be healthy too Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:23:21 EST Team Goal Challenge - July 21-31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x54174346 As a variation of the 3 team goals at the bottom of the team page, here is a 10 day challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day <BR> 2. Do 10 minutes of fitness activities a day <BR> 3. Earn 20 spark points per day <BR> <BR> Please post HERE as you complete these 3 activities (you can use the emoticon <em>248</em> if you wish) A goodie for those that finish all 10 days. Help yourself to get closer to that FIT goal! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:49:16 EST LeaderBoard Points awards - June 10K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x53950738 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during June. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,316 <BR> EMJLAW 3,238 <BR> HSMOMX2 3,026 <BR> PJ1970 3,017 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,903 <BR> SCRAPBECCA 2,749 <BR> BUTTERFLY262 2,723 <BR> ELLIEFUNT 2... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:32:07 EST 3-5 Letter Words in ABC order (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x53947249 Alphabetically, choose a 3 to 5 letter word to post. <BR> <BR> A - apple Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:23:37 EST Calendar - July (UAT) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x53934443 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For July, that means decreasing and managing the stress in your life to better enjoy the lazy days of summer. <BR> <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you de-stress and relax. Click below to download and print your July calendar. (You need a PDF reader [like Adobe Acrobat Reader - free] to download this PDF.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:17:43 EST Question of the Week July (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x53934250 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>15</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> New Question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>15</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The American Medical Association had recently classified obesity as a disease. Do you agree with the decision? Do you think obesity should be classified as a disease? Feel free to give a reason for your answer. <BR> <BR> Yes ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:58:42 EST New to FWC Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x53841415 My name is Sharmelle but you may call me by my nick name Shar if you would like. I am a graphic artist, graphic designer, and photographer. And I write poetry sometimes. So I a constantly sitting down at my computer and I do get out to take photographs and do other things. <BR> <BR> I also have what you call familial spastic paraparesis which will have me in a wheal chair later on in my life I hope. I walk slow and cannot do much for exercise due to this. I can only do sit down upper exerci... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:59:25 EST Boy/Girl Name (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x53687320 In alphabetical order, type in a name. <BR> <BR> A - Abigail Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:35:31 EST Would you ever...? (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x53687305 Answer the question given AND then ask your own question! This is for fun, so outrageous (but decent) questions are encouraged. <BR> <BR> <BR> Would you ever paraglide off a high cliff? Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:33:32 EST Fun To Do (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x53687249 Name one thing that is fun to do in the summer time. Come back often and add another idea and see if anyone else thought it (duplicates are okay.) <BR> <BR> Going to the swimming pool Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:29:22 EST Question of the Week June (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x53557963 A goodie for those answering! <BR> <BR> <BR> Which of the following ingredients lends a sweet taste to foods? <BR> <BR> <BR> Acetic acid <BR> <BR> Monosodium glutamate <BR> <BR> Malic acid <BR> <BR> Maltodextrain <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 08:48:19 EST Leader Board awards - May FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x53539598 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during May. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> ELLIEFUNT 3,383 <BR> PJ1970 3,093 <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,026 <BR> EMJLAW 2,680 <BR> SCRAPBECCA 2,622 <BR> ENABENA76 2,355 <BR> HSMOMX2 2,294 <BR> JBENKE 2,170 <BR> TIME4M... Thu, 30 May 2013 19:57:31 EST Spring Words (game FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x53219394 Copy and paste the list and fill in ONE word that begins with a letter from the word SPRING. <BR> <BR> S <BR> P <BR> R - rain <BR> I <BR> N <BR> G <BR> <BR> example for P - you might put petunias, etc. When we finish all the letters; we can start all over. Sat, 4 May 2013 17:34:40 EST I'm doing well at .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x53216417 What going right for you? Sat, 4 May 2013 11:30:08 EST Calendar - May FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x53216403 31 Days to Stronger Bones <BR> <BR> May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month—a time to remember the <BR> importance of preventing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weak <BR> and brittle. Half of all women (and one quarter of men over 50) will break a bone due to <BR> osteoporosis, according to the National Institutes of Health. But osteoporosis is largely <BR> preventable through healthy lifestyle choices. <BR> <BR> Strengthen your bones from this month... Sat, 4 May 2013 11:29:08 EST Question of the Week May (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x53216261 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>483</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> New Question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>483</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your biggest weight-loss downfall? <BR> <BR> Being inconsistent with food tracking <BR> <BR> Overeating on the weekends <BR> <BR> Eating too few fruits and veggies <BR> <BR> Drinking too many calories (soda, juic... Sat, 4 May 2013 11:14:15 EST Leader Board awards - April FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x53154041 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during April. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,230 <BR> PJ1970 3,044 <BR> ELLIEFUNT 2,907 <BR> EMJLAW 2,537 <BR> HSMOMX2 2,504 <BR> SHIMMYLALA 2,459 <BR> JBENKE 2,155 <BR> TWINSFITBY40 2,092 <BR> E... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:59:25 EST Grocery Store list (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x52768413 In alphabetical order, list something you can buy at the grocery store. <BR> <BR> A - apples Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:06:15 EST Leader Board awards - March FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x52756179 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during March. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,378 <BR> ELLIEFUNT 3,324 <BR> PJ1970 3,159 <BR> NOSHORTCUT 2,733 <BR> CONNIEWILDE 2,596 <BR> BUTTERFLY262 2,531 <BR> HSMOMX2 2,379 <BR> SLIMMERJESSE 2... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:39:07 EST Calendar - April FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x52753775 30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle <BR> <BR> With all the buzz surrounding eco-friendly living these days, you may wonder where to start. But reducing your impact on the planet can be simple, and every action does make a difference. Want even more incentive to change? Most green actions will save you money, limit waste, enhance your health and even increase your overall physical activity—all while benefiting the planet. Here are 30 daily tips to get you started. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:46:43 EST Question of the Week April (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x52753653 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>378</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> New Question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>378</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> True or False: Hot, dry and windy weather increases the amount of pollen and mold in the air, resulting in more severe allergy symptoms. <BR> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:36:27 EST Question of the Week March (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x52351762 This one is worth a goodie for choosing the right answer! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>273</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> New Question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>273</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> About how many American adults are estimated to have high blood pressure? <BR> <BR> One in 10 <BR> One in 5 <BR> One in 4 <BR> One in 3 <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:28:31 EST Calendar - March FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x52336325 31 Days to a Healthier Diet <BR> <BR> You've probably heard the phrase "you are what you eat." While it's true that food is fuel, it's also true that food is broken down and transformed into cells, hormones, muscles and YOU! When you think of food in this light, it can make it easier to make healthy and nutritious choices for your body. March is National Nutrition Month®-a time to focus on making informed food choices for a balanced and healthy diet. <BR> <BR> You need a PDF reader like Ado... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:18:44 EST Feb. Leader Board awards (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x52330866 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during February. <BR> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants (that had a Spark Page) was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> PJ1970 3,072 <BR> WALLAHALLA 2,923 <BR> NOSHORTCUT 2,815 <BR> EMJLAW 2,595 <BR> BUTTERFLY262 2,049 <BR> CONNIEWILDE 1,995 <BR> HSMOMX2 1,922 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,8... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:47:01 EST Happy Valentine's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x52122405 Each of you is very special to me and today is a good day to share that with you. Found this poem (no author given) but wanted to share it with you! <BR> <BR> Krys <BR> <BR> You've Touched My Heart <BR> You've given me a reason <BR> For smiling once again, <BR> You've filled my life with peaceful dreams <BR> and you've become my closest friend. <BR> <BR> You've shared your heartfelt secrets <BR> And your trust you've given me, <BR> You showed me how to feel again <BR> To laugh, and love, ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:11:39 EST This is my life and I NO LONGER want to be Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x52017010 This is my life and I NO LONGER want to be Fat. I'm down 22 pounds that is about two weeks of working out and dancing and a dvd of dance off the inches with jazzercise. So i want to be around for my child. I have a lot of family that is plus size.. I no longer want to be plus size. I look at photo's of the past. I see that I was very plus size I never want to be like that again. So please join me with losing weight and being healthly Thu, 7 Feb 2013 02:07:46 EST Question of the Week Feb (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51944092 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>252</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> If you could have just ONE of the following advantages in your weight-loss journey, which would you choose? <BR> <BR> A personal trainer <BR> <BR> A personal healthy chef <BR> <BR> A motivational life coach <BR> <BR> A fridge that constantly refills itself with healthy food <BR> <BR> One extra hour per day for exercise <BR> <BR> A fully-stocked home gym <BR> ... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 13:01:13 EST I Love to .... (FWC) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x51918774 During the month of February, fill in the blank. <BR> <BR> I love to Spark. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:12:31 EST Calendar - Feb. FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51918605 28 Days to a Healthier 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 with your friends and loved ones to show them how much you care! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:58:31 EST Jan. Leader Board awards FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51901049 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during January. <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants that has a Spark Page was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR> PJ1970 3,072 <BR> WALLAHALLA 2,923 <BR> NOSHORTCUT 2,815 <BR> EMJLAW 2,595 <BR> BUTTERFLY262 2,049 <BR> CONNIEWILDE 1,995 <BR> HSMOMX2 1,922 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,867 <BR> IMSOOZEEQ 1,66... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:08:39 EST FWC New Year-New You Challenge #4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51849632 This week's challenge: EAT~SLEEP~LIFT~ (FINAL CHALLENGE) <BR> <BR> **KEEP GOING WITH CHALLENGES 1-3!** <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – SLEEP to Slim Down emoticon <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Target 6-8 hours a night <BR> <BR> So you already know that a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise program are keys to losing. But are you listening to that other recommendation you’ve heard more than once in your life? Get plenty of sleep. Recent medical studies show that sleep loss c... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:26:40 EST New.Year -New.You Challenge#3FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51748628 This week's challenge: <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – MEASURE UP to slim down <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Track Every Bite, Lick, and Taste <BR> <BR> This week, it is time to measure up. Even though it can be tedious and time-consuming, measuring and tracking your food is the number one, ''evidenced based'' weight-loss technique that actually works. When you stop diligently measuring and tracking calories, it's easy to get lazy with ''eyeballing'' your food. T... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:14:03 EST New.Year -New.You Challenge#2FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51621702 Weekly challenges are designed to help you: <BR> <BR> 1) Learn about Spark People tools and community <BR> 2) Work toward making healthful habits, behaviors and actions that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> 3) Focus on setting small attainable goals <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: (keep doing the water from Challenge #1) <BR> <BR> "Living the good life" Challenge – Freggies <em>45</em> <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Target 5 servings daily <BR> <BR> This week, ... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:37:07 EST FWC-New Year-New You Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51499151 Weekly challenges are designed to help you: <BR> <BR> 1) Learn about Spark People tools and community <BR> 2) Work toward making healthful habits, behaviors and actions that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> 3) Focus on setting small attainable goals <BR> <BR> This week's challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) "Living the good life" Challenge – Drink WATER <BR> <em>292</em> Target 6-8 Cups daily <BR> <BR> Drink water throughout the day, before, and during meals to help curb your appetite. ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:07:10 EST Not too old for new tricks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x51388513 Hello, I'm returning to Spark People with a plan for a healthier 2013. I am a 43 year old with 60 pounds to lose. I have 3 kids, 12, 11 and 1 1/2. Having a baby later in my life has been harder than I thought it would be. I have let me stress and emotions get the better of me and unfortunately eaten my way through them. <BR> <BR> My husband has recently lost 36 pounds and has a goal to lose 20 more by May. I do not want to weigh more than him and need to lose 60 pounds to rid of my hi... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:18:16 EST This week I did ..... well! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51385872 Put in what is something you did well this week! <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:45:40 EST Dec Fitness Points Leader Board FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51385470 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during December. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Each of these participants that has a Spark Page was awarded a team goodie for their efforts. <BR> <BR>  WALLAHALLA 2,466 <BR> HOPE4LOSS1 2,052 <BR> HEAD-UP 1,961 <BR> HSMOMX2 1,859 <BR> EMJLAW 1,766 <BR> PJ1970 1,722 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 1,590 <BR> RAVISHING72 1,560 <BR> BECKYANNE1 ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 16:16:49 EST Jan. Question of the Week FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51370078 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>277</em> <em>265</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> New Question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>277</em> <em>265</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite way to eat fruit? <BR> <BR> <BR> Dried <BR> <BR> Baked <BR> <BR> Raw <BR> <BR> Stewed <BR> <BR> Grilled <BR> <BR> Frozen <BR> <BR> Canned <BR> <BR> Othe... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:40:40 EST This week I will concentrate on.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x51350723 What healthy aspect of your life will you concentrate on this week? Increasing fitness minutes, adding another fruit or vegetable, trying a new exercise machine, drinking more water, or practice being more calm? What are you working on? Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:13:01 EST FWC January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51326960 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions <BR> <BR> 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> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:09:16 EST FWC Winter Words - A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x51042550 Can you think of word relating to winter in ABC order? <BR> <BR> A - around the neighborhood, decorations are going up. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:37:35 EST FWC Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51042268 31 Days to Healthier Holidays <BR> <BR> Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> <BR> (This is in PDF format, you need Adobe Reader or some oth... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:13:00 EST Dec. Silly Game FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x51042229 <BR> Pick one from each topic and put together a sentence! <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I danced with <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I chopped <BR> April: I decorated <BR> May: I trimmed the tree with <BR> June: I drove <BR> July: I baked with <BR> August: I ate with <BR> September: I sang holiday songs with <BR> October: I lit candles with <BR> November: I knocked down <BR> December: Santa and I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:08:48 EST FWC Christmas Party and I'm bringing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x51042212 In ABC order, please list an item you might bring to a Christmas party! <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> A - angel for the top of the tree Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:07:01 EST Dec. Question of the Week FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x51041979 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>445</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Holidays are around the corner. What do you need help with most? <BR> <BR> <BR> Healthy recipe substitutions <BR> <BR> Squeezing in workouts <BR> <BR> Staying healthy away from home <BR> <BR> Motivation for staying active during the winter months <BR> <BR> All of the above! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine biggest problem is squeezing in the workouts! <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:44:18 EST Nov. Participation Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x51033008 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during November. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on all of our threads and posts on this team from everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HEAD-UP 2,640 <BR> EMJLAW 2,457 <BR> WALLAHALLA 2,286 <BR> JBENKE 2,190 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 1,815 <BR> SEESKO 1,767 <BR> BUTTERFLY262 1,716 <BR> NINABE150 1,710 <BR> JENDU3... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:57:37 EST Question of the week - Nov FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x50669099 How are you tracking the progress you make to reach your goal? <BR> <BR> A checklist <BR> <BR> I take a mental tally of my progress <BR> <BR> I track my daily actions online or in a journal/planner <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 3 Nov 2012 08:27:32 EST FWC Nov. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x50668451 30 Days to Greater Happiness <BR> <BR> Don't fall's colder, shorter days get you down. Try to enjoy every moment of this beautiful season! After all, November brings football, falling leaves, and backyard fires, so flash those pearly whites as often as you can. Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-11.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 07:26:00 EST FWC - Action of the month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x50643023 Spend at least 10 minutes a day walking around and put an emoticon here daily to show you have completed this! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:24:04 EST FWC - November Words ABC game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x50642845 Think of a word/phrase that starts with the next letter of the alphabet dealing with November. <BR> <BR> A - acorns all over the ground Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:12:16 EST FWC Nov. Silly Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x50642815 Type out the sentence you end up with... <BR> <BR> Pick a month someone you know has a birthday: <BR> <BR> January: I kicked <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I karate chopped <BR> April: I licked <BR> May: I jumped on <BR> June: I smelled <BR> July: I did the Macarena with <BR> August: I had lunch with <BR> September: I danced with <BR> October: I sang to <BR> November:I yelled at <BR> December:I ran over <BR> <BR> <BR> Pick today's number: <BR> <BR> 1: a birdbath <BR> 2: a monster <BR... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:10:40 EST FWC Today I Am Thankful For... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x50642798 Please complete the sentence using words or emoticons. <BR> <BR> Today I am thankful for my Spark friends. <em>252</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:09:31 EST what about us who where playing the game ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x50642306 i know you said not enought where playing the game . but what about us who where playing the game . why cant we keep playing this ? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 10:32:33 EST Oct. Fitness Points Leaderboard FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x50631200 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during October. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on all of our threads and posts on this team from everyone!! <BR> <BR> KAYE454 3,600 <BR> HEAD-UP 3,000 <BR> RAVISHING72 2,530 <BR> WALLAHALLA 2,449 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,374 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 2,065 <BR> JBENKE 1,950 <BR> JENDU32 1,438 <BR> MUNCHKIN131 1,42... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:41:36 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x50547138 No, not the name "Mia" .. the term Missing In Action. That has been me lately - since purchasing the other house over a month ago it's been a comedy act to get that one ready to be lived in and trying to get this one packed up, moved over THEN unpack <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Amongst all that I joined Curves ... am I INSANE ??? The lady who DETESTS exercise, who hates to be told what to do (isn't that I did when I signed the contract - someone telling me I have to go 3 times a week to mov... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:57:00 EST Hello! Its been awhile. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x50413264 HI Spark Pals. It has been a long time, but I am back. I am finally going to do this right. No starving or drastic calorie cutting for me. It works for awhile, but then it ends. I started a plan of actual eating yesterday and I felt good all day. I have had the working out thing down for awhile now. So, hoping getting my eating right gives me the results I desire. <BR> Just stopping by to ask for support and offer support. Hope you are all well. I loved being a part of this team a fe... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:06:08 EST Question of the week - Oct FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x50288113 Which fattening autumn staple is your downfall? <BR> <BR> Pies <BR> <BR> Warm seasonal drinks <BR> <BR> Rich casseroles <BR> <BR> Quick breads and muffins <BR> <BR> Buttery mashed potatoes <BR> <BR> Halloween candy <BR> <BR> Caramel apples <BR> <BR> Other (Share it in the comments!) <BR> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:04:11 EST October Word Game FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x50212326 You need to think of a word that has at least TWO letters from either October or Halloween. You can mix and match such as pick "b" from October and "a" from Halloween or just two letters from one of those words. Let's see how creative we can get! LOL <BR> <BR> batch Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:43:28 EST Oct. Spark Calendar FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x50203632 October is Family Health Month--a time to take a look at the health and lifestyle habits of everyone in your household. Use these 31daily tips to help your kids develop healthy nutrition and fitness habits for years to come! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda r_2007-10.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Have a great month! <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:19:03 EST Can't wait to start back to workout at the gym!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x50193368 I haven't been going to the gym because my mom broke her ankle but I have been working out at home but it is not like going down there and see your friends that are supporting you for a whole year and wondering if they think that you quit but they know that I'M NOT ONE QUITER so it will be great when I go back and I will let you know about it. Well, I will let you go now and everybody have a great day and take care. Your <em>223</em> Jennifer Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:03:53 EST October ABC game FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x50192990 There are lots of fun activities/happenings in October. Can you name them in ABC order? <BR> <BR> A - acorns falling off the trees Mon, 1 Oct 2012 15:37:23 EST Challenge: Tell Me Something Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x50181341 Share something good about yourself.... <BR> <BR> Share something good about your spouse... <BR> <BR> Share something good about your children... <BR> <BR> Share ANY POSITIVE thinkg you can think of... <BR> <BR> Just Share! Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:55:08 EST Sept. Fitness Leader Board Awards FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x50163204 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during September. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on all of our threads and posts on this team from everyone!! <BR> <BR>  -WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3,480 <BR> KAYE454 3,360 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,980 <BR> WALLAHALLA 2,312 <BR> JBENKE 1,875 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,847 <BR> PUPPETGIRLKY 1,806 <BR> HEAD-UP 1,713 <BR> BOOKW... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 16:51:34 EST Question of the Week - Sept. FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x49722885 Test your knowledge on nutrition, and health, and learn more about yourself! Answer the question posted each week (usually Saturdays) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> <em>225</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> New Question Sept. 1 <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> <em>225</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> [Answer one, two or all three this week!] <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Could you, would you, or should you give up the scale? <BR> <BR> 2. Wh... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:03:29 EST Fitness Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x49709433 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during August. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on all of our threads and posts on this team from everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Name.....Points <BR> <BR>  -WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3,600 <BR>   KAYE454 3,480 <BR>   JBENKE 2,935 <BR>   SUGARSMOM2 2,735 <BR>   WEEBLE65 2,621 <BR>   HEAD-UP 2,560 <BR>   BECKYANNE1 ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:03:48 EST Name a Video FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x49679849 Now that Spark has videos neatly categorized and is giving point for viewing, please share the name of a video you watched! <BR> <BR> Videos page: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.<BR>asp </link> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:19:27 EST Spark Sept. Calendar FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x49677274 30 Days to More Fruit & Veggies <BR> <BR> As summer winds to an end, fall is a time for harvest. September is many things to many <BR> people, including 5-a-Day month, Fruit and Vegetable month, and even Organic Harvest month! Since most people struggle to get the recommended five to nine servings of produce each day, these 30 tips will help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet—and enjoy every bite! (an oldie but a goodie) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:55:02 EST Howdy all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x49646467 Hello all, <BR> <BR> A little about me, I'm military but that does not mean I'm fit, I went through a nasty marriage and now I'm happily divorced!!!!! I'm trying to get back my before marriage body. <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:51:07 EST Setting Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x49381482 Borrowed from a wise friend: <BR> <BR> Why you must set a goal to get to where you want to be! <BR> <BR> You can't go anywhere without a goal... When there's no purpose there's no interest... without interest there's no ambition... and without ambition you have nothing! <BR> <BR> I guess you could become an Olympic couch potato. Picture this... The Olympic theme playing in the background, your coach rubbing your shoulders, Remote control ready ...and set... The thumb serves a massive volle... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 11:25:45 EST Trying to stay on the "healthy path" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x49274861 Hi there, <BR> Just wanted to make myself known a little. I have been on Sparkpeople a while and have lost about 30 pounds since May 1 2012. I got back on track after finding out that I have gallstones and am having surgery next Friday 8/10. <BR> <BR> I watch Extreme Makeover Weight loss edition and Biggest Loser and am motivated by their journeys but still can't seem to ge my journey on track 100%. I am able to eat smaller portions and watch what I eat, but I tend to go for sugar laden f... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 12:58:58 EST Food/Kitchen Items - ABC Game(fwc) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x49243091 Harvest time is upon us! Can you name a food or kitchen item in alphabetical order? <BR> <BR> A - apples Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:32:44 EST Team Spirit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x49211069 Have you HUDDLED today? <BR> <BR> Welcome to The Team HUDDLE CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> This challenge is to help with boosting TEAM SPIRIT! <BR> <BR> Every day, come into the team and HUDDLE! This has more than one benefit... you earn spark points for doing it... you say hello to your fellow team members and show them that you're sparking along with us... <BR> <BR> <BR> Come on every one... let's HUDDLE! <BR> <BR> The Challenge will run daily from July 29 - August 30. <BR> <BR> *****Come ba... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:02:22 EST Question of the Week - FWC Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x49196510 Which of the following 9-inch dinner plates (a-D) is properly divided? <BR> <BR> A. Fill 1/2 the plate of fruits and/or vegetables, 1/4 of the plate with protein-rich foods, and 1/4 of the plate with grains. <BR> <BR> B. Fill the plate with equal portions (1/3 each) of fruits and/or veggies, protein, and grains. <BR> <BR> C. Fill 1/2 the plate with whole grains, 1/4 of the plate with protein, and 1/4 of the plate with vegetables. <BR> <BR> D. Fill most of the plate with v... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:55:11 EST FWC August Motivational Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x49196504 31 Days to Better Sleep <BR> <BR> Sleeping is just as important to survival as eating, drinking, and breathing. But for lots of people, getting enough sleep can range from challenging to impossible. This August, you'll learn to sleep more soundly and improve your energy levels by using these 31 daily tips. <BR> <BR> Link: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-08.pdf </link> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:54:27 EST Olympics Workout-do this while watching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x49192443 Who says you have to be a world-class athlete to get in a workout during the Olympics? If you tune in to watch contenders from around the globe go for the gold, don't skip your own workouts. Use our fun Olympics Workout Game to squeeze in some fitness while you watch. We can't promise you'll be as fast as Usain Bolt or have shoulders like Michael Phelps, but we do think you'll enjoy this fun workout. <BR> Try this workout during tonight's opening ceremonies or while you watch any Olympic eve... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 08:12:41 EST Spark Step Tracker function http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x49011398 How to Choose and Use a Pedometer <BR> Get Fit the Right-Left-Right Way <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> Track your daily steps with SparkPeople's Step Tracker. <BR> We created an optional tracker for you to log your daily steps, but it has to be "turned on" if you want to use it. <BR> <BR> To add a Step Tracker to your Fitness Tracker: <BR> <BR> 1. Go to "my Fitness" (your Fitness Tracker) under the My Tools tab. <BR> 2. Click the "Change Fitness Goals" button near the to... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:45:56 EST Are you enjoying your Successes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x49010880 Copied with permission from a friend on another team, but it is written so well I had to share! <BR> <BR> Are you enjoying your Successes? <BR> <BR> July 16 / 2012 <BR> <BR> You'll never achieve real success in your lifestyle change unless you like what you're doing and like what you're eating! It's true. If it hurts when you exercise or if you do exercise that you don't like doing, chances are you'll quit is a short period of time due to lack of interest! The same is true about what you'r... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:03:33 EST July Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x48769892 In the Summer heat, it is more important than ever to stay hydrated! Our July challenge is to drink 8+ glasses of fluids each day! Check in daily or weekly to report on your progress/success! <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 01:55:43 EST Question of the Week - FWC July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x48759176 What is the best way to congratulate another member for reaching one of his/her goals? <BR> <BR> Give the person a SparkGoodie <BR> <BR> Make a comment on the person's SparkPage <BR> <BR> Nominate the person as a "SparkPeople Motivator" <BR> <BR> Other (please specify) <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 08:34:19 EST July Spark Calendar FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x48749703 31 Days to Less Stress <BR> <BR> Relax During the Lazy Days of Summer <BR> <BR> Stress has been so ingrained in our days and in our culture that you probably don’t even recognize it any more. But summer is the perfect time to relax, slow down, and just enjoy the weather. What better time than July to use these lazy days to relieve any stress you've been experiencing? Learn to cope with stress from this month forward by starting with these 31 daily tips. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeopl... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:08:13 EST June Leaderboard Awards - FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x48749587 It's the last part of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during June. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on all of our threads and posts on this team from everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,268 <BR> JBENKE 2,877 <BR> WEEBLE65 2,260 <BR> HEAD-UP 2,091 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 1,967 <BR> MOM2AEROKI 1,866 <BR> PUPPETGIRLKY 1,825 <BR> SHARIPAM 1,696 ... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:55:57 EST Happy Father's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x48560113 Happy Father's Day to all the dads! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 07:44:41 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x48428007 Hi everyone, <BR> i am Maya, 32, single, i am new here, and i have weight problems since long time so many years, tried many diets for many times but i feel i had no motivation to continue. <BR> Now i am really determined to challenge myself in order to reach what i want, <BR> i just feel i can get the needed motivation here <BR> hope so <BR> Good day Fri, 8 Jun 2012 06:07:23 EST Goal weight loss for the month of June? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x48351091 What is your goal for this month? Let us know what you plan on losing and what you are doing to get there! Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:45:31 EST Question of the Week - June FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x48350601 What's your favorite summer fruit? <BR> <BR> Berries <BR> <BR> Peaches <BR> <BR> Melons <BR> <BR> Cherries <BR> <BR> Plums <BR> <BR> Other (Please specify) <BR> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 08:13:06 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x48333825 There are a gazillion fruits and veggies out there, you can't possibly have tried them all. Your challenge for this month, as farmer's markets are filling up with fresh produce, is to... <BR> <BR> 1. eat at least 5 servings of fruits & veggies per day <BR> 2. try a new fruit or veggie each week, or at least prepare it in a new and different way <BR> <BR> Stop by this thread to update your daily progress, and let us know what you tried new. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 23:09:18 EST Did you Huddle or Blog today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x48328940 Use emoticons or words to indicate that you participated in the Huddle Wall and/or a Blog! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:53:09 EST Hula-Hoop reborn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x48312571 So did anyone watch the Monday night episode of "America's Got Talent" ??? If so - I'm sure you sat there with your mouth opened as the young lady with the hula-hoops did her routine. GOOD LORD how many did she have on her at the end ?? Kudo's to the gal !! <BR> <BR> There was also a circus performer on last night's issue of So You Think You Can Dance but not sure his would be considered a hula-hoop - it was like one HUGE circle of aluminum, possibly. <BR> <BR> Anyway - that's all I want... Thu, 31 May 2012 16:06:32 EST June Spark Calendar FWC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x48311215 Many of the health and weight problems that people face today are related to a lack of physical activity. Although we're "on the run" during the day, we're sedentary as we drive, work, watch TV and use the computer. On top of that, modern technology gives us time-saving shortcuts (like dishwashers, car washes, escalators and remote controls) that encourage us to do even less. Whether you exercise or not, everyone should try to increase their activity time each day. Here are 30 daily tips t... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:16:15 EST Favorite Fitness Activity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x48310885 Use words or an emoticon of your favorite fitness activity today or this week! Thu, 31 May 2012 13:52:15 EST Fitness Activity Minutes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x48310855 How much fitness activity did you get in today and/or this week? Simply type in the number of minutes! Thu, 31 May 2012 13:50:27 EST FWC May Fitness Points Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x48310795 It's the end of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during May. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on all of our threads and posts FROM EVERYONE as well!!! <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,415 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,660 <BR> EPIPERC 2,650 <BR> HEAD-UP 2,635 <BR> JBENKE 2,595 <BR> NEWDAYGIRL23 2,266 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 2,180 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,999 <BR> MOM2AEROK... Thu, 31 May 2012 13:46:18 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x48044737 Happy Mother's Day! May your day be full of delight and joy. <BR> <em>285</em> <em>88</em> <em>437</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 13 May 2012 07:49:47 EST Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x47990497 gotta have it <link>a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-a<BR>sh3/562786_360883170616022_16698928667<BR>2079_889940_2048478465_n.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> (borrowed from one of my other teams) Wed, 9 May 2012 13:25:00 EST STARTING OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x47877277 Hi! I'm Erin. I am a college student with a busy schedule and no extra energy. Recently I have had problems with my blood pressure. This is how I know it's time to get serious about my weight. I am 22 years old and on two different bp med's. So, this is me starting out. Any encouragement and tips would be greatly appreciated Wed, 2 May 2012 12:28:52 EST May Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x47856895 In this month's challenge, I would like you to set your own personal goals for fitness minutes along with whatever activities you plan to participate in to reach that goal. Post your actual minutes daily or weekly on this thread. Let's see if as a team we can log 10,000 fitness minutes this month! <BR> <BR> example: <BR> Mondays -- Elliptical -- 60 Minutes <BR> Thursdays -- Walking-- 45 Minutes <BR> <BR> Total Week 1 105 minutes <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!!!! <BR> We CAN do this! Tue, 1 May 2012 11:06:21 EST May Spark Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x47812980 31 Days to Stronger Bones <BR> May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month—a time to remember the importance of preventing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. Half of all women (and one quarter of men over 50) will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according to the National Institutes of Health. But osteoporosis is largely preventable through healthy lifestyle choices. <BR> Strengthen your bones from this month forward by starting with these... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:28:09 EST FWC May Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x47812779 These questions are hopefully thought provoking and motivating! <BR> <BR> <BR> When choosing a workout, the ___ is MOST important to me. <BR> <BR> <BR> fun factor <BR> <BR> convenience <BR> <BR> effectiveness <BR> <BR> location <BR> <BR> calories burned <BR> <BR> ability to be modified or adapted <BR> <BR> level of ease or difficulty <BR> <BR> other (please specify <BR> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:12:30 EST FWC April LeaderBoard Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x47810150 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during April. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on many of our threads and posts as well! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA ……. 3,136 <BR> JBENKE ……. 2,822 <BR> EPIPERC ……. 2,715 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 ……. 2,430 <BR> BECKYANNE1 ……. 2,376 <BR> BOOKWORM27S ……. 2,105 <BR> MOM2AEROKI ……. 1,998 <... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 17:11:51 EST Sugar Low http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x47629531 I'm sure you've all heard of having a sugar high WELL today my sugar dropped I'm sure to levels I don't even want to find out about. <BR> <BR> Around 12:15 I took my granddaughter across town (trust me - takes 10 minutes to get across town) to someone I met on a yahoo group years ago. She offered something on the freebiecycle that I was going to go pick up. I know sooner drove into her driveway when I could tell my blood sugars were dropping. We made it back out of her house and as I sta... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:12:59 EST Umi Snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x47422551 Umi - yummy (in my 2 yr old granddaughter language !!) <BR> <BR> Quacker Multigrain Fiber Crisps - blackberry pomegranate crisps. I could eat the entire bag in one sitting without thinking about it - which is why when I open a bag of these, I take the small snack ziploc bags and put 13 crisps into one snack bag. That way I make my own 100 calorie snack bags (ok - 13 crisps = 110 calories). <BR> <BR> I highly recommend these <em>334</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 11:15:11 EST Emoticon Your Exercise April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x47405725 Walking <em>311</em> <BR> Upper body strength training <em>34</em> <BR> Core <em>322</em> <BR> Tabata Training <em>185</em> <BR> Dancing <em>218</em> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:58:14 EST April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x47358971 With all the buzz surrounding eco-friendly living these days, you may wonder where to start. But reducing your impact on the planet can be simple, and every action does make a difference. Want even more incentive to change? Most green actions will save you money, limit waste, enhance your health and even increase your overall physical activity—all while benefiting the planet. Here are 30 daily tips to get you started. <BR> <BR> An old year but still useful tips: <BR> <link>www.sparkpe... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:01:11 EST April Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x47358916 With all the buzz surrounding eco-friendly living these days, you may wonder where to start. But reducing your impact on the planet can be simple, and every action does make a difference. Want even more incentive to change? Most green actions will save you money, limit waste, enhance your health and even increase your overall physical activity—all while benefiting the planet. Here are 30 daily tips to get you started. <BR> <BR> An old year but still useful tips: <BR> <link>www.sparkpe... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:56:36 EST FWC Question of the Week - April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x47358854 Are You Ready to Lose Weight? <BR> <BR> You want to lose weight, but are you truly up for the challenge? Embarking on a weight-loss plan involves more than a desire to tip the scale in your favor; it also requires a healthy mindset, consistent commitment, and support from others throughout your journey. <BR> <BR> How much weight do you plan to lose each week? <BR> <BR> I'd be happy with any weekly weight loss, even half a pound. <BR> I would like to lose 1-2 pounds a week. <BR> I would ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:50:51 EST FWC March Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x47358709 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during March. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,648 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 3,060 <BR> BANKER-CHUCK 2,720 <BR> EPIPERC 2,665 <BR> MOM2AEROKI 2,356 <BR> HEAD-UP 2,145 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 2,015 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,876 <BR> NEWDAYGIRL23 1,549 <BR> PHOTOTESS 1,522 <BR> SHARIPAM 1,469 <BR> PUPPETGIRLKY ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:36:04 EST Penny A Point http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x47107307 Another team that I;m involved with is doing this and I thought it would be fun for us. Starting March 18 for each point we get, we put a penny in a jar. It is a way of saving just for you. It's like an added incentive for logging in and posting each day. <BR> <BR> Once you post your points - the next day you spin the wheels you can just go back into your own post and "edit your post" and add the new points. That way you have a running post - make it a weeks worth of points then start a new... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:17:48 EST One of my hobbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46933824 is machine embroidery and sewing. <BR> <BR> I realize this post has nothing to do about food/exercise. <BR> <BR> My daughter has a half-sister (my 1st husband is from Israel and he had 2 more daughters with his 2nd wife) that now lives in Israel with her hubby and 3 mo old son. They are coming back to the states next week to introduce her son to her family and my daughter is flying to Atlanta so she can also visit. <BR> <BR> She picked out the material and I created the blanket for Shiloh.... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:59:38 EST April Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x46933577 For those of you who missed out on having a March buddy - here's your chance to sign up for an April buddy. Post a little bit about yourself and I'll do my best to pair you up with someone that is close to your age group - sometimes it just makes it easier to relate to someone close to your own age :) :) <BR> <BR> You may just may a friend for life because of this !!!! Oh - and if you decide that you enjoy having the buddy I paired you with - just let me know and you two can continue to b... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:46:26 EST Ignore post ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46856792 Sorry ... I removed the link so there are no issues :) Thu, 1 Mar 2012 21:34:53 EST FWC March Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x46855155 This is an old calendar year but the tips are still GREAT! <BR> <BR> You've probably heard the phrase "you are what you eat." While it's true that food is fuel, it's also true that food is broken down and transformed into cells, hormones, muscles and YOU! When you think of food in this light, it can make it easier to make healthy and nutritious choices for your body. March is National Nutrition Month®-a time to focus on making informed food choices for a balanced and healthy diet. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 19:55:41 EST FWC Emoticon your Exercise - March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x46853770 <em>218</em> <em>322</em> <em>206</em> <em>311</em> <em>406</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 18:15:14 EST March Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x46839773 <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team <BR> <BR> How about getting yourself a friend to inspire and motivate during the month of March ?? <BR> <BR> We will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day and bring in the longer days with Daylight Savings Time and then the arrival of Springtime !! <BR> <BR> What a month !!! Let's get out and about and enjoy the days ahead with friends, new and old. <BR> <BR> Please SIGN UP HERE to be included ............... <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you find your pot o' gold ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:40:38 EST Huddle Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46839605 Curious ... and be honest. How many members come to the site just to post a "huddle" to get their "point" and go on about their business? <BR> <BR> What can we do to keep you here ??? More games ? (We have them but very few participate). I just opened up a RECIPE post ... would be great to get different tried and true recipe's. Heck they don't have to be low fat, fat free type recipe's .... maybe we can do a few recipe makeovers of our own !!! <BR> <BR> I do machine embroidery and have ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:28:51 EST Free Magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46836804 YES ... 2 free copies of Clean Eating Magazine - just remember to cancel after you received the 2nd issue or they will start billing you !!! <BR> <BR> Scroll to the bottom of the page :) <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.cleaneatingmag.com/ </link> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:48:25 EST Recipe's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x46834697 Hopefully everyone will join in on this. Tried and true recipes please !! <BR> ****************************** <BR> <BR> 1 box cake mix <BR> 1 can diet orange soda <BR> 1 can diet cream soda, etc. <BR> <BR> Actually a box of vanilla cake mix and can of sugar free orange soda, tastes a lot like a creamsicle. NO oil, no eggs - only 2 ingrediets are the cake mix and the soda !!! <BR> <BR> <em>35</em> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:18:26 EST How did/do your parents' eating habits affect yo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46795004 This is a topic on the SP Cafe forum - thought it may be something interesting to put here and watch the responses !! Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:32:53 EST Crafts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46789919 So - anyone into crafts ? I enjoy one-stroke painting, sewing and machine embroidery. Today I found a link for making duct-tape roses ... gotta check this out : <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1ru9Cm/blog.<BR>makezine.com/2012/02/09/how-to-duct-ta<BR>pe-roses/ </link> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:45:12 EST Feb. Points FWC LeaderBoard Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x46764596 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during February. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on many of our threads and posts as well! <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 2,880 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,293 <BR> EPIPERC 1,990 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 1,805 <BR> CAROLZ1967 1,763 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,751 <BR> HEAD-UP 1,460 <BR> ACTIVEGODDESS 1,383 <BR> MOM2A... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:42:47 EST Trike Riding http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46683554 Hubby decided that once I was healed from my last surgery (gall bladder removed 2 weeks ago) that we were driving about an hour away and checking out (again) their recumbent trikes. <BR> <BR> http://peddlerstrikes.com/recumbent%20tr<BR>ikes.htm <BR> <BR> We came home with 2 (one for each of us) of the Rover 8 trikes. We purchased a trike a few years ago for me - found used on craigslist down in Columbus. Never thought I'd enjoy riding a 3 wheeled bike but I wouldn't go back to a regular b... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:43:22 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46468851 What weightloss goal is just within your reach? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>30</em> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 14:30:16 EST FWC ? of the Week - Feb. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x46414205 What do you usually think about during exercise? <BR> <BR> <BR> Just getting through it <BR> <BR> My goals or motivation <BR> <BR> How I feel (good or bad) <BR> <BR> Responsibilities, to-do lists, work, school, etc. <BR> <BR> Music or song lyrics <BR> <BR> Fun or exciting dreams and ideas <BR> <BR> Nothing <BR> <BR> Something spiritual <BR> <BR> Something else not listed here (pleasae specify) <BR> <BR> I don't exercise <BR> Sat, 4 Feb 2012 12:15:46 EST FWC February Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x46327897 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 with your friends and loved ones to show them how much you care! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-02.pdf </link> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 19:05:19 EST FWC How Many Glasses of Water Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x46290830 Besides being a vital component of your body, water also helps to reduce weight. The more hydrated you are, the quicker your metabolism works. When you are dehydrated – even before you start becoming thirsty – your liver has to help the kidneys function and can’t metabolize fat as quickly. Your metabolism slows down, causing some unwanted fat to remain. <BR> <BR> <BR> **How many glasses of water did you drink today?** <BR> <BR> Record your total here and don't forget to sign up for the tea... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:01:44 EST FWC Jan Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x46290512 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during January. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on many of our threads and posts as well! <BR> <BR> WALLAHALLA 3,240 <BR> BECKYANNE1 2,251 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,085 <BR> CAROLZ1967 2,017 <BR> PHOTOTESS 1,836 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 1,780 <BR> HEAD-UP 1,725 <BR> PUPPETGIRLKY 1,590 <BR> LIZZ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:29:59 EST Nutritional Counter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46096319 Does anyone know a site where you can put in your recipe and get the nutritional values ??? Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:48:38 EST Return after looooooong MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x46053606 Hey, <BR> <BR> So I'm not sure how much FWC has changed since I've last been around, but I'm back so I thought I would check in. <BR> <BR> I had been on a great weight loss journey for a while, but then migraines hit and it fell apart. After the first month of migraines I gained back 24 lbs of the 55 I had spent a year losing- I was still eating right but didn't keep up with the gym routine since I was having 5-6 migraines a week. It took a long long while to get them under control and ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:24:44 EST New Spark Feature - privacy concerns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x46022124 "This information came to me from another member <BR> Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I, personally, do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> If you'll notice on your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on THEIR Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else s' Facebook wall? <BR>... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:57:14 EST A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x45999347 One word - has to be in alphabetical order - make it something worth thinking about :) <BR> <BR> Allergies Thu, 12 Jan 2012 22:36:42 EST Workout Logo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45997843 Check out the very last picture on the page :) !! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>premierwebcreations.com/craftymaven2<BR>.htm </link> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:13:17 EST Toning Tables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45931103 How would I track these? I would not normally do these but my MIL got a groupon for Tan and Tone for us girls to use for one month. I figure it cant hurt but I dont know how to track it, Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:03:20 EST What to do when sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45798850 I am fighting a dang cold that just wont go away. I had a horrible earache over the weekend but that seems better but I just dont have any energy. Do you guys push through, take a break or somewhere in between? I really want to get back to working out but dont want to over do it. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:12:12 EST FWC Emoticon Your Exercise- Jan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x45756834 If you exercised at least 10 minutes today, reply with an emoticon! <BR> <BR> 1/1/2012 <em>416</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 20:58:34 EST Tell one way you would change yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x45750991 EXCLUDING WEIGHT, what would you change about yourself? It can be good or bad. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:23:21 EST Name your favorite Stretching Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45750876 Name your favorite stretch exercise. Tell us how many you do. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:18:09 EST FWC December Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x45735358 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during December. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on many of our threads and posts as well! <BR> <BR> <BR> BOOKWORM27S 3,443 <BR> JUSTJUSTY 3,187 <BR> ABBEMINE 2,875 <BR> BECKYANNE1 2,496 <BR> LADYJAKE1 2,242 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 1,973 <BR> FINEBABY72 1,967 <BR> HYESHACOURTNEY 1,787 <... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:16:57 EST FWC - Chatting About This & That http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45733547 Join us for a chat about health, kids, or anything else on your mind! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:55:33 EST FWC January Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x45732678 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> This is an old calendar but the tips are right on target! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-01.pdf </link> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:51:32 EST FWC Question of the Week-Jan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x45732564 Which statement best describes your current thoughts about eating healthy? <BR> <BR> <BR> The flavor of my food is more important than its nutritional value. <BR> <BR> I know that eating a more balanced and nutritious diet would benefit my health. <BR> <BR> I’ve tried to eat healthy in the past, but I'd give up after a while. This time I've got a plan though. <BR> <BR> Even though it takes a little more time and effort, I’ve been buying and preparing healthy foods on a re... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:43:22 EST Where do You Celebrate Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45488534 Where do you Celebrate?? <BR> <BR> I stay home for Christmas. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:16:10 EST Favorite Christmas Ornament http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45488478 What's your favorite Christmas ornament?? <BR> <BR> Mine was the plastice ice cycles I got to put on my Grandma's tree Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:11:56 EST Your favorite Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45488284 Do you like real or artificial Christmas trees?? <BR> <BR> I like artificial, but miss the real ones. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:58:52 EST FWC Question of the Week for Dec. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x45356559 What is your favorite winter activity? <BR> <BR> Playing in the snow <BR> Snow shoveling, blowing or plowing <BR> Ice skating <BR> Skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing <BR> Sledding <BR> I don't enjoy anything about winter! <BR> Other (please specify) Sat, 3 Dec 2011 18:44:14 EST FWC Dec. Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x45317107 December can be a challenge with all the holiday events. This is an old calendar but the tips are super! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 06:02:32 EST Weight Loss Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45311823 In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink and the rest left empty. <BR> Talmud <BR> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:48:09 EST New Fitness Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45311739 <BR> Fitness has thrived since long before the introduction of the gym's monthly membership fee or the stair-stepper. There are plenty of exercises you can perform at home without any weights or other equipment. Give the following exercises a try and you'll find that you can truly enjoy losing weight and keep your muscles toned with very little help from anything or anyone but yourself. <BR> 1. <BR> Walk: Because everything today is done at a breakneck pace, people tend to rely a lot on car... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:42:22 EST Starting over again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45309154 I just cant seem to stay motivated. I was a part of this group when it first started as Talansmomma816 or something like that. I lost about 30 pounds at that time but have slowly gained all that back plus some. I am at a weight I said I would NEVER get to but I did. Time to take control of my life again. Hope to reconnect to some of you and make some new friends. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:07:55 EST Here's an article on Tips to lose weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45272589 http://www.rd.com/slideshows/19-weight-los<BR>s-secrets-from-around-the-world/2/ Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:01:41 EST BodyBugg http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45271996 My hubby bought me an early Christmas gift. He got me the BodyBugg V3 with the digital display. Today is the 2nd day of wearing it. Yesterday it said I burned over 2800 calories. It's crazy to think I did because I didn't do much. Just a little house cleaning (about an hour) and then walked on the treadmill for 52 minutes (3.5 mph @ 3% incline). I can't wait to see what today's says since it's my normal workout day. <BR> <BR> My biggest scare is it says I should be eating 2000 calories and ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 11:19:33 EST Not seeing Results Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45264629 <BR> Not Seeing Results From Working Out? Here’s Why <BR> <BR> by Eartha <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It happens to a lot of people. They start a new workout routine and feel good that they are exercising again. After a period of time, they step on the scale or look in the mirror and nothing has really changed in terms of weight and shaping up. What could the problem be? If you're in that situation, the below may help you get back on track and start making some real progress. <BR> <BR> S... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:08:59 EST Getting Fit Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45264591 Getting Fit, Bit by Bit <BR> By: Christina Elston <BR> Small Changes Pay Off Big for Your Family's Health <BR> <BR> Something has to change. One-third of American children are obese or at risk of becoming obese, according to federal health officials. These kids are in danger of developing diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis, cancer and a host of other health problems. And things will only get worse unless families do something. <BR> <BR> But what should we do? The words "diet" and "exer... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:06:07 EST Weight Loss Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45264289 Find a quote and post for inspiration <BR> <BR> Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. <BR> Thomas A. Edison <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:44:22 EST Tips on Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x45264226 Simple Tips on How to Lose Belly Fat and Get the Flat Stomach You Desire <BR> <BR> 1) Exercise daily each morning: Try and exercise every morning, specifically an hour prior to eating your breakfast. Going for a job or a brisk walk for thirty minutes is a good idea. Exercise done early in the morning is the best because it keeps us active for the entire day and is one of the best ways to lose belly fat. <BR> <BR> 2) Avoid alcohol: Alcohol contains a lot of calories, approximately seven pe... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:40:16 EST FWC Nov. Points Leader Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x45248149 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during November. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Would love more participation on many of our threads and posts as well! <BR> <BR> <BR> FINEBABY72 3,120 <BR> LIZZIE13 2,760 <BR> KAYE4454 2,640 <BR> JULIATHIRTY4 2,075 <BR> MSJULES01 2,070 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 1,770 <BR> CAROLZ1967 1,770 <BR> PUPPETGIRLKY 1,710 <B... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 17:37:46 EST Hello Healthy Lifestyle!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x45176516 Hello hello... I am here to reach out for support in my ongoing weight loss need. My doctors have relayed concerns about my ever increasing weight and I think I have to get on it before I really do some harm to myself. I am very obese and have been getting worse since my son has been getting older. I have a loving husband and a beautiful 14 month old boy and I think I owe it to them to get myself healthy so we can spend lots of time together. My son just started walking and running on his... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 23:34:04 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x45036158 I just wanted to say hello :) I'm Laura. I joined in 2009 after I had my now two year old daughter, however I never really used the site until here lately. I started using this site daily on October 21, 2011 after coming home from the doctors office. Basically I need to loose at least 100 lbs and needed motivation :) Since then I've lost roughly around 8-10 lbs and hope to keep going :) Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:00:51 EST FWC Question of the Week Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x44944816 Welcome to our new thread that will feature questions about health, nutrition and fitness. A new questions will be posted weekly - so be sure to check on it every weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>3</em> <em>38</em> <BR> New Question <BR> <em>3</em> <em>38</em> <em>3</em> <BR> <BR> Which of the following statements best describes your health status? <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what it is. <BR> I’m aware of any health issues that I have, and I know that I need to address them. <... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 09:32:15 EST Been away, but now back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x44939862 Hi all, I'm moved into my house. We did upteen transfers on our own, plus we had a mover do the heavy stuff. If that wasn't enough, my internet service wouldn't hook me up "free", there was going to be a 37.00 fee for a good customer. So, I went with an AirCard from AT&T. That's the way to go. There's no DSL, just a device the size of a deck of cards and we take it anywhere with us. The car, motel, out in the yard or at the beach and I'm always connected. The cost in MN is only 50.00 per mon... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 22:52:21 EST FWC November Calendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x44835306 SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For November, that means increasing the happiness in your life so that changing of the seasons won't get you down. <BR> <BR> Don't fall's colder, shorter days get you down. Try to enjoy every moment of this beautiful season! After all, November brings football, falling leaves, and backyard fires, so flash those pearly whites as often as you can. Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin an... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 15:09:40 EST FWC Fitness Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x44824766 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during October. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> FINEBABY72 3,480 <BR> JULIATHIRTY4 2,562 <BR> LIZZIE13 2,520 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,500 <BR> CAROLZ1967 2,284 <BR> SWEETIE81 2,280 <BR> MSJULES01 2,190 <BR> ABBEMINE 2,110 <BR> HEAD-UP 2,075 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 1,755 <BR> ROCKINMOM77 1,678 <BR> BECKYANNE1 1,... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:26:24 EST Ha, I messed up already! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x44614124 I introduced myself on the wrong page, LOL just goes to show what a learning experience this is. Anyhow, I'm a 37yo mom and student (soon to be wife :) ) I have 7 children ages 17 to 2, and my fiance' is 7 years younger than me! So, I have a lot to keep up with. My biggest obstacle is staying motivated. I'm already dreading the snow, which will keep me indoors more than it should. I'm a Southerner transplanted to the Midwest (about 18 months ago). I was a Corrections officer up until about... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:59:46 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x44613811 I'm new, and trying to figure all of this out. But I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name Is Kim , I live in the MidWest and I have 7 kiddos (oh and my hubby to be is 7 years younger, so I'd better get busy on this!) . I'm a full time student as well. I just left my job as a corrections officer, to focus on school and home. So the problem I'm facing now is that I don't have my MPS (minimum physical standards) to live up to anymore with work, I'm not nearly as physical ... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 13:34:04 EST FWC Halloween words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x44494010 A short (this month only) game - can you think of a scary word for Halloween - only catch is that is must contain at least one of the letters in the word H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N. See how creative you can be! (please indicate which letter you are including.) <BR> <BR> H - haunted Sat, 8 Oct 2011 19:12:18 EST FWC Sept. Fitness Leader Board Award http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x44342461 It's almost the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 25 Leader Board names on our team for fitness points logged into the fitness tracker during September. <BR> <BR> - SWEETIE81 - 3,480 <BR> - FINEBABY72 - 3,480 <BR> - KAYE4454 - 3,360 <BR> - LIZZIE13 - 2,760 <BR> - TERRI196311 - 2,640 <BR> - SUGARSMOM2 - 2,320 <BR> - HEAD-UP - 2,250 <BR> - CAROLZ1967 - 2,052 <BR> - TEDDYBEARMAMA - 2,040 <BR> - MSJULES01 - 1,775 <BR> - JEANIE07 - 1,740 <... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 20:34:46 EST hola! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x44137577 well hello everyone! My name is Jana. I have 2 beautiful boys plus a handsome husband. I am hoping to become friends with some people here to help me lose weight. i need more someone to be accountable too. Can't wait to see a challenge that i can keep up with!! :]] Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:14:31 EST Hello!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x44137015 My Name is Jana! I'm looking for Friends who have the same goals in mind. Friends that i can support and feel supported from! :]] <BR> <BR> :] Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:38:43 EST Fall is up on us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x44014976 How are we getting the "FAT" by: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 20:22:08 EST New Comer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x43957984 Well I am not newly married, actually have been married for 17 years and have 2 teenage daughters. I am in my mid 40s and have been struggling with my weight since I entered my 30s. I love chocolate and I am an emotional eater; two things that don't help with weight lose. I have been on this site since August, but have not ventured to get involved because I am not an out going person. I like to stay at home, watch tv, and snack (all the things that got me in the condition I am in now). S... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 14:40:45 EST FWC List to Live By - ABC game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x43901642 There are so many words that can spark and motivate us. This game gives you the opportunity to make a list in ABC order! <BR> <BR> A - active, staying active is important Sun, 4 Sep 2011 17:10:17 EST SEPTEMBER HULA HOOP CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x43810402 Hey Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I bet almost all of you had one of these at one time. Whether it was when you were a young spark or now with kids. <BR> <BR> I want to challenge you all to see who can hoop the longest this month. Please post your daily & weekly minutes. Or hours for the really fantastic! <BR> <BR> And remember, you will be getting your waist in shape & having fun at the same time. <BR> <BR> I'll be back with my minutes before the end of the day on the 1st. Let's have some fun!... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 10:20:14 EST FOOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43797363 It is soooooo hard when your husband is such a good cook & loves doing. I'm starting to feel like one foot forward two back. <BR> <em>29</em> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:43:44 EST FWC August Leader Board Awards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x43767350 It's the last weekend of the month, which means it is time to announce the top 10 Leader Board names on our team. The names are chosen by Spark for the most participation points as a member of this team. Congratulations!! <BR> <BR> SWEETIE81 3,391 <BR> KAYE4454 3,370 <BR> BOOKWORM27S 3,171 <BR> JUSTJUSTY 3,058 <BR> ABBEMINE 2,882 <BR> SUGARSMOM2 2,671 <BR> TWINSFITBY40 2,197 <BR> PUPPETGIRLKY 2,022 <BR> FINEBABY72 1,923 <BR> LISALPETRIE 1,918 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 21:24:10 EST Team Apology http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43709896 Hi team <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> It's noon here. I just want to apologize for not being on site much the last week. My husbands Mom broke her arm & my dog found a newborn squirrel in our yard. <BR> <BR> I am trying to help out mom & nurse this baby squirrel. The baby looks to be a couple of weeks old. It's very sad right now as the squirrel has become dehydrated & looks smaller than it did last Wed. I weighed it yesterday & it's only 1.1oz. <BR> <BR> Your prayers for us (me for knowle... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:15:19 EST Feeling WONDERFUL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43708709 I joined SparkPeople Official 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program yesterday. I did Week1 Day1 last night and felt AMAZING afterwards. And I slept so much better. I can't wait to do Day2 and I can't wait for my weigh-in on Monday!!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Happy Losing!!!! Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:04:08 EST I'M BACK and READY to LOSE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43691068 Okay I've been gone for a LONG LONG time and now I'm back. I'm slowly redoing my SP page to reflect the NEW me. I've deleted ALL my old blogs, comments and 90% of the old pictures. I'm starting fresh!!! <BR> <BR> This week I'm joining Weight Watchers and I can't wait!!! Anyone else in the club doing Weight Watchers? I'd LOVE the support. <BR> <BR> Also would anyone want to do a Steps challenge with me. This week I've set a goal of getting in 7,000 steps in a day (yes I know that's not a lot... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 13:00:41 EST Attitude of Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43669442 Along my life's journeys I discovered everything goes smoother with an attitude of gratitude. When things are going good or bad (especially bad) just think of three things you are grateful for. I like to journal them. <BR> <BR> Today I am already grateful for: <BR> <BR> This beautiful day <BR> My arms & legs work if I work them! <BR> Proper diet if I chose to consume <BR> <BR> What about you? <em>220</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:45:50 EST Hello Girlies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x43663186 New to the board, thought I'd better say hey. Have NO idea what to say about myself, so I'll just jump right into the fun! Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:33:28 EST 10 Minute Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=201x4079x43654877 Post an emoticon if you did any kind of fitness activity for at least 10 minutes today! Sun, 21 Aug 2011 15:01:21 EST User Name - how did you decide? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x43654847 How did you decide on what user name to choose here on Spark? Sun, 21 Aug 2011 14:59:41 EST FWC Successes and challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x43654801 Let us know your successes no matter how large or small. <BR> AND/OR <BR> Let us know what challenges you overcame. Sun, 21 Aug 2011 14:57:17 EST FWC Question of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x43654559 Answer the question given each week: <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you own a scale? <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No Sun, 21 Aug 2011 14:42:00 EST FWC 'Give a Goodie' Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=767x4079x43654471 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 by giving away a goodie. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. <BR> <BR> If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a goodie to someone on our Fat to Fit Wives Club. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 44, 121, 333, 2445 etc. you give a goodie! It starts with 11 - has to be 2 of the same number. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'l... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 14:35:46 EST FWC - Chat With Us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43639891 Tell us how things are going in your life. Does not have to be Spark related. We can solve the problems of the world here - or at least try! <BR> <em>211</em> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:52:28 EST List 3 things that went right today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43639868 Everyday has some ups and downs. It helps to stay positive. Please list at least 3 things that have gone right for you today! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:49:22 EST Share your attitude with emoticon or words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43639800 How's it going in your life today? Please share either with an emoticon or a few basic words. Sat, 20 Aug 2011 14:44:40 EST Progress but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43638423 My recent blog post... <BR> So I have lost about 8 inches in my waist, 3 inches in my hips, & an inch in my thighs in about a month & a half.. But I don't feel like I have accomplished anything. I am not sure what the scale actually says b/c we weighed in on the scale @ the gym when we first started & it is different from our scale @ home & I haven't had a chance to get on the scale @ the gym. I feel like b/c the scale isn't really moving that I am not accomplishing what I set out to do. We h... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 12:59:58 EST hello Im new to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x43625316 My name is kiya and i have been married for a little over a year now. I am pretty new to spark. Trying to join some teams and meet some new friends that i can help encourage and to get support from!! looking forward to getting to know yall Fri, 19 Aug 2011 15:17:01 EST Active members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43573825 If you participate on this team, simply leave an emoticon to indicate you are still interested in this team! <BR> <BR> Also looking for a new co-leader. Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:35:26 EST Feeling a little discouraged today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43163709 Hi there--I am new to the team and I thought I'd go ahead and post here. <BR> <BR> I am feeling pretty discouraged. Usually I am fairly good about meeting my calorie count for the day, but the past couple days I have not been and today is going to be hard as well. I get so excited when I see the pounds go away, but then when I cheat or go over my calorie mark I get so down in the dumps. <BR> <BR> I need to find some recipes that will work for me because I am so picky. I also have kids an... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:13:25 EST No weight loss but Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x43012552 I'm at a stand still, but I'm OK with that. The walking and biking are more fun than losing <BR> weight. As long as I don't gain, I'm HAPPY!! <em>213</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:32:35 EST What's up!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x43008271 Hey y'all I am right where I need to be... and want to thank some of you, who have already stopped by my page to make me feel so welcome! I am FINALLY ready to get rid of this weight! I have always been just a lil bit over weight and darn it if my daddy didn't tell me keep it off while you can cuz it's a (bleep) to lose... should have listened. Oh well I am here now and DETERMINED gotta get it off before old age creeps in <em>20</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:14:40 EST "Getting to know you" questions - FWC fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x42950216 Please copy and paste the questions and these directions in your REPLY - then erase the other person's answers and put yours in. A great way to know more about each other!! <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE A BEST FRIEND? <BR> <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YO... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:25:20 EST Looking for a good read... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x42922570 I am almost finished with my second book for the month of July....woohoo! Both of the books that I've read/am reading are from this little book exchange at work...nothing else looks interesting to me on the book wall...have any of you read anything good lately? <BR> <BR> I'm really into suspense/mystery/"who dun it" sorts...and am not a big fan of romance. <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear your recommendations!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Cindy Mon, 11 Jul 2011 10:07:42 EST Phish fans unite! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4079x42905832 Hey everyone! Wanted to let you all know I started a new team since I noticed there wasn't already one out there for us phans...come join me if you're interested! Would always welcome new friends and phans to stay motivated onward towards our goals! <BR> Check it out: Phish Fans Unite! Sun, 10 Jul 2011 12:06:45 EST I'm in your category http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4079x42899584 Hi, I sure do fit this area. On every quizz I have taken about my weight, the outcome is"Obese" and my BMI is worse. My goal is to just be healthy and satisfying to my husband. <BR> My health isn't at risk only my pride and mirror image. I'm almost a senior and I do pretty much what I like to do. There are no ifs ands or buts, just knowing I need to eat right is what matters. I'll check in everynow and then and hope I have good news to spread. Take care to you all and Good Luck to all. <em>22... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 00:44:26 EST What is your ultimate goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x42870265 Are you losing weight because your doctor instructed you to? Do you want to look hot in a tiny sexy black dress? Just want to be able to keep up with the kids/grand-kids? <BR> <BR> What is your motivation that keeps you going? What is your ultimate weight loss goal? Is it a number or is it..... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:59:29 EST How many SparkPoints did you spin today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x42869995 <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to spin the sparkwheel when you log in everyday! And...after you've done that, check in and let us know how many you received!! <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:47:41 EST Drop Off Pounds Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17958x4079x42869938 Did you lose a pound this week? Melt away an inch or two? Found out that you've made it out of Obese on the BMI rating? Use this thread to brag about yourself! Tell us all what you've lost...what you've gained and let us give you the rockstar status you deserve!! <BR> <BR> So...what are you waiting for? Start dropping off those pounds & inches now so we can celebrate you!!! <BR> <BR> Go for the Gold Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>7</em> <em>208</em> <em>216</em> <em>319</em... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 09:45:11 EST