SparkPeople Turtles Over 50 Reaching Their Goals Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=41161 Just because we are over 50--or 60, or 70, or 80, or 90!--is NO REASON that we cannot meet our goals to lose weight and live long, healthy lives with our families. SparkPeople Turtles Over 50 Reaching Their Goals Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=41161 Write Down Something Great!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x56891154 <em>247</em> It is far too easy for most of us to be Our Own Worst Critic. In order to build a New Habit, every morning Write Down 2 Great Things About Yourself. Keep those 2 things in the front of your mind as you go through your day. This will make it harder (I Hope!) to criticize yourself. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:24:35 EST Our top rock songs yesterday. .....today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x54492314 I lol when my grandkids were watching a dvd called Bee, cartoon, when the song with the lyrics "Sugar, sugar, honey, honey came on " Later on a swarm of bee was helping a plane land and they were accompanied by "Here comes the sun". Our cool songs reduced to cartoons and commercials Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:01:06 EST Checking in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x53729321 ...which I am woefully behind on, so much so I didn't realize the team pic had changed. Oohh, love that shade of blue--! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> ps - and that IS supposed to be Dr Who's phone booth, right? <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:37:30 EST Hi Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x53414429 My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:18 EST Daily chat ...... lets talk! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x53227536 Daily chat ...... lets talk! :) <BR> <BR> <BR> I didnt see a chat section, therefore I created one. Sun, 5 May 2013 10:46:57 EST Hate that picture.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x53159986 I suddenly realised that one heavy reason that I don´t visit the "turtle over 50 reaching thei goals team" is that I think the picture lat a fast glance looks like an octopus or a jellyfish and the colours seems dull also...really weird what things that influences me... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 01:33:24 EST Quote Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x52161212 "Exercise Should Be About REWARDING Your Body with Strength & Endorphins, NOT About Punishing It For What You Have Eaten." Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:18:40 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x51601800 I just love the name of the group! My daughter died 14 years ago and she adored turtles! she collected them ( not real turtles) but anything turtle related she loved...I am almost 52 and have been on sparks a few times...rejoined a week ago and really need the inspiration from others to complete this journey....I have found as I have gotten older the weight sticks to me like glue...it is much harder to lose....I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to getting to know you and sharing... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:22:32 EST Scripture Of The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x51515308 Hello Friends, C'mon in and get motivated with Gods word ! You can add a scripture here:) Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:29:00 EST You May Be A Turtle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x51426219 One of the funniest lines (and there are quite a few) I ever heard from Jeff Foxworthy went something like "You may be a redneck if you only need one more hole punched in your card for a freebie at The House of Tattoos." <BR> <BR> What crossed my mind this morning is a thread of "You may be a turtle if--" lines, as in: <BR> <BR> "You may be a turtle if - you count brushing your teeth as an arm exercise." <BR> <BR> I hope no one will find this offensive in any way, and if you do please don'... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 03:38:17 EST Dunno where you found the-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x50167724 --Halloween witch turtle, but that's a hoot, LJCANNON, lol... <BR> <em>134</em> <em>424</em> <em>134</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 02:56:12 EST Did You Make Time For Fitness Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x49038626 There are many studies that confirm that there are Many reasons to remain Active into our "Senior" Years. Maintaining Core Strength, Preventing Disease, Mental Health, Bone Health, and even Protecting Our Vision are just a few of the things that I have read about recently. <BR> <em>351</em> <em>355</em> <em>362</em> <em>324</em> <em>34</em> <em>332</em> <em>331</em> <em>350</em> <BR> How about if we come by this thread to share Our Activity and let everyone know how many Fitness Poin... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:28:31 EST This is the perfect team for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x48826628 Hi! About an hour ago, I wrote a nice introduction of myself and was almost done when I hit the wrong key (I never can figure out which one) and everything I had written went away to the Bermuda Triangle of the internet where things go when you accidentally hit that wrong key! <BR> Anyway... <BR> <BR> My name is Marsha, I'm 61 years old and I am definitely a turtle when it comes to weight loss. <BR> The good thing is I have lost 37 pounds with the help of SparkPeople.com, which is what I te... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 16:03:03 EST HOW IS THE WEATHER IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x48699012 <em>134</em> Since we literally have Turtles living all over the World, I thought it would be Fun to see how Similar ~ Or Different! ~ Our weather is. As often as you can, please drop by and remind us where you live and what your weather is like today. Be sure and update us if you travel on Vacation or for Business, too! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>257</em> <em>329</em> <em>54</em> <em>67</em> <em>27</em> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:27:31 EST I Want To Be A Turtle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x48553329 Hi, my name is Beth. I am new to this team. I've been on SP since 2006 and have yo-yo'd up and down since then. I made the decision this past week to TRY AGAIN! I keep trying and I know that one day it will stick. I look forward to all of your support, encouragement, and just making new friends. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:57:49 EST Simple strength training tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x48280432 Simple strength training tips <BR> <BR> If you’ve never lifted weights in your life — and many people haven’t — why should you start now? The answer is simple: Muscle tissue, bone density, and strength all dwindle over the years. So, too, does muscle power. These changes open the door to accidents and injuries that can compromise your ability to lead an independent, active life. Strength training is the most effective way to slow and possibly reverse much of this decline. <BR> <BR> Having s... Tue, 29 May 2012 15:35:33 EST The 5 reasons people exercise — what's yours? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x48260403 The 5 reasons people exercise — what's yours? <BR> <BR> People exercise for one of five reasons: for work, for health, for recreation, for competition, or for their appearance. <BR> <BR> The amount of exercise you need depends on your reasons for exercising, on your starting point, and on how quickly you want to achieve your goals. And the type of exercise you choose depends on your personal abilities and preferences, on your schedule, and on the facilities at your disposal. <BR> <BR> 1. E... Mon, 28 May 2012 09:31:56 EST Lose 2 pounds at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x48224265 Success is a great motivator. <BR> <BR> Binge free days - 24 <BR> Happiness is the best gift we can give ourselves and others. <BR> <BR> 5/1 - 152 <BR> 5/7 - 151 <BR> 5/15 - 150 - first two pounds gone <BR> <BR> 5/19 - 149.6 <BR> 5/20 - 149.4 <BR> 5/21 - 149.1 <BR> 5/22 - 149.1 - said "no thanks" to birthday cake at a party. <BR> 5/23 - 149.1 - had a virtual binge party <BR> 5/24 - 149.0 - cancelled my pity party <BR> 5/25 - 148.9 - I didn't put on all this weight quickly and it won't come... Fri, 25 May 2012 09:50:40 EST Confession Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x47458658 This past week I did myself in by buying a yearly treat for myself. I bought not one, but 2 BIG bags of the candy coated chocolate malted milk balls shaped like eggs. It's something you only see at Easter time and last year I didn't buy any at all. I really shouldn't have this year either as over the last 7 days I've eaten almost 3.5 lbs of the candy. The 2 bags total 4.5 lbs and I might have 1 lb left. If it's more than that I'd be surprised. I get started on them and eat til I literly make ... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 17:00:47 EST What have you learned that has helped most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x46862619 Just wondering.... <BR> <BR> Spark People helps me to do what I know I should do, but I also learn new things from other members and from the articles that help. And sometimes I'm reminded of something that I "knew" but forgot. <BR> <BR> What one thing that you learned through Spark People has helped you the most? I'm asking this not only out of curiosity, but thinking there might be somethings that could help me... and help others. <em>30</em> Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:37:29 EST How Cute Is The New Team Picture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x46742886 Jeannie I just love the new team picture its completely adorable ! Who else is in love with the might little turtle? <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 08:14:21 EST adding more fruits and veggies causing intestinal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x46463127 HI, I am back at Sparkpeople after a long absence. This time I have decided to take a more positive approach. Instead of taking foods away, I am adding more fruits and veggies to my food plan. All is going well, I have not felt deprived, I am enjoying the fruits and veggies, feel good about doing this, and am eating far less junk......BUT..they have caused intestinal issues..I was up several times last night. I think this is just a normal body reaction to more of the good foods...any tip... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 08:42:34 EST Fatigued on days I run, am I not fueling right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x46348622 I am a beginner runner -- and have now been one, a beginner, that is, for about two YEARS. And it just occurred to me that maybe part of my trouble could be how I am eating. <BR> <BR> I start out each morning when I get on the treadmill, and imagine that I will run about 3 miles today, finally. But I don't. I've run a 5K, once. I know I CAN do that. But on the treadmill, I jog for a while (apparently if you are short, your "run" only counts as a walk in the Fitness Tracker world :-(). ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:26:04 EST Hello Slow Pokes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x46348130 It's so nice to see that there is a team that describes me. I have lost 8lbs in 4 1/2 months. That is about 1/2 lb a week. At first I was discouraged. But as long as the weight goes down and not up I am OK with that. So keep it up everyone! Yay for slow but sure!!! <em>306</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:57:42 EST I'm new to this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x45809779 Hi! <BR> I'm Jo Ann from NJ. I've heard that slow and steady wins the race. I believe that is true when it comes to shedding pounds. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:19:44 EST Compliments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x44680796 I was surprised yesterday at my WW meeting. I had not been there for three weeks and have been up and down with this challenge but when I walked in several members welcomed me back. Also, three different members told me I really looked good and they could see I lost weight! Maybe I haven't done as bad as I thought! I also bought four new tops to brighten up my wardrobe. Here I go again! It felt good to receive those compliments! <em>204</em> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:46:57 EST 19 Sept 2011 - Attention: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x44166652 All right, let's show some favoritism, lol... <BR> <BR> 'SparkGuy' Chris Downie has posted a blog about Lifehacker, a sort of online magazine, that's currently running 'vote for your favorite nutrition / fitness / health website.' SparkPeople is one of their top five, so if all of us Sparklers jump on it and vote, why, SP will sweep the boards. <BR> <BR> SparkGuy's blog link is: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal.asp?id=SPARKGUYANDTEAM </link> <BR> <BR>... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:28:13 EST Any turtles dance for exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x43548919 I am playing Pandora radio and dancing to rock and roll. It's my favorite way to get moving! <em>218</em> Short Fat Fannie is playing now! Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:48:00 EST Hi I'm A New Turtle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x43169780 Just found this team by chance (visiting a spark page ) and thought how interesting I am a turtle i will be 51 in Dec so I fit here I already belong to the Slowest Loser team I have been on this journey (once again ) since 2009 and finally am where I want ot be for the most part Now to work on reducing the body fat <BR> <BR> This team seems pretty active form what I see looking forward ot getting ot know you all Sun, 24 Jul 2011 19:17:52 EST Wheel Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x42556948 7 and bonus 7 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:50:28 EST whell p[oints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x42496611 10 Sat, 18 Jun 2011 08:50:34 EST Congo-Line with words... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x41595227 gamES - escaPE <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 May 2011 09:24:53 EST Hanging in there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x41419978 <em>24</em> Sun, 24 Apr 2011 21:56:57 EST This group is just my speed ;-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x41364031 Hi, my name is Donna, I'm a medically retired RN of almost 30 years. I'd lost 25 pounds sense november on weight watchers but when I saw this site I quit. ;-) I really didn't like the point system at all. This is my 3rd day on this site and I love it, couldn't believe it's free. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 14:31:16 EST How Many Calories Did You Burn Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x41292484 Whether you Walked the Dogs, Went to the Gym, Did a Work-Out DVD, or Rode Your Bike, come here every day to let your Fellow Turtles celebrate with you the Calories You Kicked To The Curb!! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>34</em> <em>414</em> <em>332</em> <em>324</em> <em>318</em> <em>294</em> <em>342</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 10:01:44 EST Rejoined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x40697643 I've rejoined and thought I'd re-introduce myself. I'm Vicki, 54 years old, and I live in Florida. <BR> Right now I have about 56 lbs to lose to reach my goal of 185 lbs. My next goal is to lose another 40 lbs to reach 145 lbs and then stay there. I don't expect to lose it in the next year or even next 2 years, but I'm going to do my best to lose at least 2 pounds a month so that's 24 pounds a year that I won't have to deal with anymore. So if I can manage that, it'll take me about 4 years to... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:45:13 EST Taming the wild pork steak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x40355941 I bought of four rather large pork steaks a little while ago. I blush to admit it now, but three of them I ate whole for dinners <BR> <BR> (Sidebar: I for one am THRILLED that the trichenosis threat has been bred out of today's pork. It tastes SO much better when it's not cooked to death!) <BR> <BR> I have one more, and I'm thawing it out for tonight's dinner. I'm going to cook it the same as the others (skillet sear, then finish to perfect mid-rare in the oven). I will then immediately cu... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 15:19:18 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x39739786 I am new to the Team. Looking forward to giving and receiving support to all as we share our journey together. <BR> <em>220</em> connecting as we succeed <em>41</em> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:08:28 EST weight tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x39575930 Just new here and wondering how you get the weight tracker showing how much you want to loose on the bottom of your message. <em>2</em> Need to loose 85 lbs Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:58:38 EST hello everybody im new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x39186952 glad to be here with you all my name is refection Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:50:24 EST Love the Team Profile Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x38519474 Just realized our Turtle Mascot has the water bottle! <em>246</em> <BR> I need to be more like the Turtle - dressed and ready to workout! <BR> Have a great day everyone! <em>306</em> <em>134</em> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:09:50 EST Hide and Seek Teddy Bear Tag! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x38405747 Hide and Seek Teddy Bear Tag! <BR> Remember when we were kids! We loved to play Tag and Hide and Seek! This is a combination of the two. <BR> I have hidden a teddy bear <em>174</em> on someone's page or blog! When you see it then you tag someone and they will hide a teddy bear on someone's page or blog. Here's an example you can copy and paste. <BR> <BR> TAG! YOU'RE IT! <BR> I found a <em>174</em> Now you've been tagged. It's your turn to hide the <em>174</em> <BR> <BR> It's easy! ... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:17:59 EST Daily Chat Anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x38343147 This old girl is pooped!! Went and bought 90% of the groceries needed for the rest of the month, carted them in, put them away, and then fixed lunch. Hubby had low sodium ham sandwiches but I chose to have a can of chicken noodle soup. I know it has too much sodium but it's all I felt like eating on this chilly day (only 41 degrees right now here in Florida). <BR> Now I'm checking emails and posting to the teams. What's up with ya'll today? <BR> Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:58:18 EST Lets Get To Know You Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x38244026 USING ONLY ONE WORD <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Now Change the answers I wrote to suit you. <BR> It's a fun way to get to know each other here! <BR> Kathryn <BR> <BR> <BR> Where is your mobile phone? <BR> handbag <BR> <BR> your hair? <BR> silver <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> deceased <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> deceased <BR> <BR> Your favourite thing? <BR> Curves <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> dunno <BR> <BR> Your favourite drink? <BR> coffee <BR> <BR>... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 09:34:53 EST I'm new here, too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x38207042 I have just joined this team and am so glad I found it! I've been doing the plateau thing for two years now and want to get this 30 pounds off once and for all! I need LOTS of encouragement and motivation and look forward to finding it here. The Turtle title is so fitting - after 65 it seems like slower is the only way. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 16:09:27 EST A Smile for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x38070023 This is a little something to make you smile or laugh out loud. <BR> <BR> THIS IS SO FUNNY. IF YOU HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, IT IS WORTH ANOTHER LOOK AND IT WILL MAKE YOUR DAY!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> A Southern grandma meets Bill Cosby <BR> Cosby is always good, but this gal really upstages him! Don't delete without watching. <BR> you'll be glad you did. <BR> <BR> http://www.casttv.com/video/72dkchn/bill<BR>-cosby-understanding-southern-video <BR> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:04:32 EST THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x38048382 Happy Thanksgiving to all. It'll just be Bob and myself so I won't be cooking a huge meal but we will be having the turkey. I'll have plenty left over for other meals. YUM! I do love turkey. <BR> Hope if any of you are traveling for the holidays, you drive safely and have a wonderful time with family and friends. <em>429</em> <em>428</em> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 10:20:30 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x37591675 Hi Everyone, <BR> I'm stressed out right now. Just heard from hubby's doctor and the last blood tests showed he still has too much cholestrol so they want to double his cholestrol meds and then retest his blood in 3 months. So now on top of the other changes to our diet, I now have to figure out ways to cut the cholestrol down more. Given me a huge headache. <BR> I know Bob is ready to chuck it all. He's such a picky eater and we've changed so much over the last 10 months because of his hea... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 13:56:32 EST New Turtle here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x37521546 Hello everyone! I just joined this group because I was invited to by another member. I checked you out, liked what I saw and here I am. My name is Debbie, married to my husband of 39 years, mother of 4 grown children and grandmother to the most awesome soon to be 8 year old little boy. I have fallen in love with Spark People. Since joining at the end of August, about 7 weeks ago, I have lost 13 pounds and numerous inches from my body. It has been so exciting to learn how to make better... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 09:55:41 EST Tail-kicking seniors on film http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x37346913 <link>blog.moviefone.com/2010/10/14/senior<BR>-citizens-who-kick-ass-in-the-movies/?<BR>icid=main%7Chtmlws-main-n%7Cdl2%7Csec1<BR>_lnk3%7C178013 </link> Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:26:07 EST Please read my latest blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x37292054 Today I am feeling pretty good about myself. I am wearing stripes that a round person shouldn't wear they say. Self esteem helps on this journey. I amy not look good according to some others but what counts is that I like myself! <em>334</em> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:25:01 EST Baby turtles have to get to the sea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36979580 <em>134</em> I'm reading Nicholas Sparks' The Last Song <BR> and it describes kids protecting turtle eggs from raccoons. I remember hearing how when the baby turtles hatch, some people mistakenly tried to assist them by carrying them to the ocean rather than risk predators getting them. However, the hatchlings need to cross the beach on their own to develop the strength to swim. <BR> Do you ever feel like you wish weight loss and healthy living were quick and easy? It may be why so man... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:34:48 EST Good Bye http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36797331 It's always hard to say good bye to people that you really enjoy spending time with. But time constraints are such that I have to spend less time on the computer and more time earning some money to help us stay in this place. There is not a great deal I can do due to health constrictions but I have posted an add in the laundry rooms to take in ironing and I know there is only one other lady here that does that and she is very over worked. Hopefully I can pick up a few customers. I love to ... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 00:28:39 EST I'm almost back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x36787716 Hi I haven't posted for a while...I fell Aug 22 and broke my pelvis and bursa..so it's been very slow getting back on my feet. I can walk with a cane so I'm getting a little bit of exercise. I just wanted you all to know why I haven't been around... <BR> <BR> Take care and have a nice week! <em>465</em> Sun, 19 Sep 2010 15:33:56 EST Please pray for ANDI571 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36773678 Please pray for our fellow turtle and friend, Andi. She's been admitted to the hospital. You can get more info on her blogs. <BR> <BR> Lord, take care of our dear friend. Give the doctors the wisdom and discernment to figure out what the heck is going on and let them give her the best treatment possible. We trust in you! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:39:43 EST My Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x36768803 Guess I'd better introduce myself to everyone even though I've been lurking a few days. <BR> My name is Vicki and I need badly to lose 55 lbs but my ultimate goal is to lose about 70 lbs. <BR> I'm following a heart healthy plan my husbands cardioligist put him on but I'm cutting my calories down by a couple of hundred. We are trying to stay under 2000 grams of sodium a day but it's really hard. Some days we do manage it though. My hubby (BOB-N-FLA) is also on sparkpeople but only for the nu... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:45:27 EST New 2 Turtles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x36714934 Seems like a great place to learn a slow but steadier pace. Happy to be here! Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:07:24 EST A turtle on a post had help getting up there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36529091 You've probably heard that story before - if you find a turtle on top of a fence post, (s)he probably had help getting up there! <BR> Well, to all my wonderful TURTLE BUDDIES, THANK YOU for just being here - even those of you I haven't met yet, knowing we are in the herd together makes me feel safe and secure, knowing we are heading in the right direction and that we can go to the moon and beyond! <BR> So have a great day and even better week, and let's kick up some turtle dust! <BR> <e... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 00:37:58 EST Cheers for MerryLow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36528994 Hooray for MerryLow! She is doing well and is still hanging in there! She has lost 32 pounds already! Let's cheer her on! You can find her on my page. Thanks to everyone for being her cheering section! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>134</em> Tue, 7 Sep 2010 00:27:52 EST A-Z Words to Inspire Each Other Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36329825 A- Applause <em>306</em> <BR> B- ? Sat, 28 Aug 2010 09:48:28 EST New Turtle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x36275504 I am so happy to be on such an encouraging team. I have already signed up to do 30 minutes of activity. Thank you for the invite. <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:51:55 EST A to Z words to Inspire... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36026551 A- Attitude <em>306</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> B- Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:03:26 EST Stars 40+ dominate magazine covers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x36005986 This is heartening -- not a pop tart in the group! <BR> <BR> <link>www.stylelist.com/2010/08/11/stars-o<BR>ver-40-september-magazine-covers/?icid<BR>=main|htmlws-main-n|dl5|link5|http%3A%<BR>2F%2Fwww.stylelist.com%2F2010%2F08%2F1<BR>1%2Fstars-over-40-september-magazine-covers%2F </link> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:48:29 EST It's a new day...again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35961185 I wrote a blog and poem this morning and decided I am the only one who can change things. I am ready to do this again.....I never quit but I have been making bad choices. I know it and I am facing it. I want this weight off now and if it is going to come off, it is up to me! Here I go again! <em>311</em> <em>218</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:10:54 EST The Moonie Awards! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14994x41161x35925675 New, starting now, Announcing: The Moonie Awards <BR> <BR> Moving our turtle shells to the moon is pretty great all by itself. But what about all the individual turtle efforts that lead to that team total? <BR> <BR> So starting now, here's our team list. <BR> <BR> First a great big "Turtle to the Moon Participant" award goes out to each new turtle that joins the fray. To be fair, I have to be retroactive, so here's the list of all the Moon-chasing turtles who have so far posted activi... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 20:03:43 EST This is turtle Island..come and join the fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35911554 Welcome to turtle island! <BR> It's a great place to BE! <BR> 1 day..1 step..1 lb it will BE! <BR> It might take time but you will SEE! <BR> Turtle island is a great place to BE! <BR> <BR> I have my work out machines...out in the SUN! <BR> So please join me in having some FUN! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 01:15:23 EST I'm Excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35870323 Yes I'm new but I'm also excited to join the team. I will soon be 55 - August 26th. Finally a group that understands we still want to be healthy but we won't lose it as fast as a 20 year old. I'm looking forward to interacting with the team. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 21:28:32 EST Please help Jenny! Thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35776234 My daughter weighs about 270.. She has signed up here on Spark, but she feels confused and is thinking of doing something else called Transformations instead, but I think that would be expensive for her and she cannot afford that. It would not work as well as Spark. So I'm asking my fellow Angels to visit her page and encourage and help her to work with us here on Spark! She is Mommybear5 on my page! <BR> Thanks so very much! The Turtles are so awesome! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>134</em> <em>... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 21:31:42 EST Weight Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35763508 Hi <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> This is my weight-in day down 1 lb. <BR> and body is changing . <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Jackie Sun, 1 Aug 2010 09:53:07 EST poem...we are turtles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35750494 We are turtles yes we are! <BR> We might move slow but that's alright! <BR> We get the job done no matter what! <BR> So all you turtles out there join in the fun..... <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Sat, 31 Jul 2010 14:19:50 EST Anybody want to encourage someone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35727413 I have a new Spark friend named Merrylow(you can find her on my page).... She weighs 485 and is just starting to get excited about losing weight. She can walk and is mobil! If anyone could encourage her it would be so awesome! Just stop by and leave a message on her page! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>134</em> <em>304</em> <em>134</em> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:50:00 EST Hi I'm new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35710700 I joined SP in April 2010..talking about being a turtle I think I'm more like a snail....Lol <BR> Only lost 11 lbs but then I gained 5 lbs, now I just lost 3 .. But need about 10 more to make my goal........so I guess I'm not the only one! <em>134</em> I'm 52 married with two sons and a daughter-in-law. No grandkids yet! My main goal is to be healthier and of course lose some weight.... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 13:17:27 EST points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35654150 Hello Turtles just wanted too say hi ,I have had 2 good day,s stayed within my calories on both .I am working on making a list of food,s that I eat alot writing down Cal,s Carb,s and w.w.points maybe I am going over board but this seems too be helping me choose better foods for my meal,s <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> Jackie Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:26:19 EST MeMa on a Mission: Going to do it this time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35588857 I am a 65 yrs-old Grandmother(MeMa) to 10 and a Great Grandmother(GG) to 1 and 1 on the way, Married for 42yrs to a wonderful husband. We love to travel,site see, I have worked on this weight loss for a long time, sometime doing good and others not so good, but this time it is a must for health reasons I am unable to do all the things I like to do, So here goes: as I said I must do it this time. So I will Thank all of you on Spark now for helping me. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:16:41 EST points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35564888 <em>252</em> <em>30</em> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:37:31 EST Thank You,s http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35482387 Hi everyone <BR> Just wanted too say Thank You too all the Turtle,s in the group you have made me feel welcome and happy too be here Sun, 18 Jul 2010 17:53:49 EST brithday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35475224 Hi Team <BR> My name is Jackie my birthday is April 25th 1942. I am finlly doing something good for me by starting too post on sp and useing the log,s Thank,s for invitation too join this team <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:40:47 EST Coming Out of My Shell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35409796 Hi - I have been in my own little shell for several months now as life got in the way of my "program". However, I am now officially coming out of my shell, in spite of the interruptions! I will need all the help my fellow turtles can provide! Wed, 14 Jul 2010 18:00:38 EST Who was in my drive-way this morning? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35380927 I was headed out the door at 7:15 this morning to go to work. Walked out to the drive and who was sitting in my drive-way by the passenger door.....I have clue which one of you it was. <BR> <BR> There sat this turtle looking like me like she was saying "well it's about time you got out here". I picked her up and put her in the yard. She was fast though and headed right back to the drive way. Had to be careful backing out. When I left she was headed to the front porch. <BR> <BR> I'm thinki... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:04:44 EST PLEASE HELP...What happened to Debra_T?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x35377397 Does anyone know what happened to Debra_T? She was so motivating to me. I haven't been on for a while and when I came back, she was not on my friend list anymore and not able to be found when I looked at my spark goodies...her name was not undelined as one to click on to bring up her page. Please help. Does anyone have info on her??? I do miss her. <em>46</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:39:43 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35318496 Hello everyone, I'm Mary Beth. I've have been a member of Spark for several years, but wandered off the path,maybe I was with the hare taking a nap! <BR> <BR> I'm from hot, humid SE Kansas. I'm a wife of 36 years, mother to 2 grown daughters and Nana to 4 ornery grandsons. <BR> <BR> I have anywhere from 50 to 70 pounds to lose, depending on who you talk to. I lost 50 pounds years ago on Weight Watchers, but while I was napping, I gained it all back plus more. <BR> <BR> I am one that wants ... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 12:04:43 EST Found this group today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35128943 Just found this group and it looks like you are an active group, unlike some of the groups I joined! I've been a Spark member since June 11. I have about 50 pounds to lose, and am in my mid-50's. I'm doing well on the exercise, and am working on learning a new way of eating, healthier. I'm looking for a group of people to get involved with on this quest for a healthier and more fulfilling life. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:48:24 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x35049296 Hi, my name is Debbie. I have been trying to lose weight for the past 15 years. <BR> I would like to join this team because everyone is very supportive and a lot of fun. Sat, 26 Jun 2010 21:08:31 EST Salads this week! Got to get back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x34952124 Just thought I would ask! I am going to be eating salads for at least one or two of my meals a day this week! I have been doing some bad eating out this month, and I need to get back on track! If any one else would like to join this challenge feel free to do so! If anyone has a good recipe for any kind of salad please post to the Turtle's Recipe thread! I need all the help I can get! It is so Hot here and <BR> I don't want to eat anything but junk! Thought this would be something cool and re... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 01:53:11 EST 100 Days of Smiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x34944572 Yesterday I joined a Challenge on another Team that I think we might enjoy here on the Turtles Team. <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> <em>334</em> <em>100</em> <em>30</em> <em>100</em> <em>334</em> <em>100</em> <em>30</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> For the next 100 Days Post at least one thing that made you smile that day. It can be as simple as a Bumper Sticker, or as big as reaching a Weight Goal. <BR> <em>341</em> Day One~My smile was because I was able to shop for & deliver Mom's grocerys... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 18:22:52 EST I have returned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34836030 I was on vacation for two weeks. My Spark friends know I went to the east coast. I will admit I did not make the best food choices all the time but we walked alot. It's over and now I am ready to face the music; dancing, dancing, dancing! Our trip was fantastic and I wouldn't change a thing. If I gained a pound or two, it will come off now! <em>104</em> <em>218</em> <em>311</em> Wed, 16 Jun 2010 09:53:20 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x34761804 I got the nicest invitation from KASEYCOFF to join this team, so I looked around- and here I am! I said I wouldn't join another team (trying to move more and get off the computer-definitely addicted to SP!), but then I started reading your recipe thread and I just had to get on board. <BR> <BR> I've been on Spark a little over a year and did not reach my total goal weight loss yet, but, good ole turtle that I am, I KNOW I will get there! I'm eating clean and healthy foods and I exercise at l... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 21:07:53 EST Weight loss/est ogen/hot flashes?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34658847 I'm so glad I have you gals to go to with this. I have had increasing hot flashes in the last couple of months - they are driving me crazy! I have read in the past that body fat actually produces some estrogen. (hope I'm remembering that correctly) Just the other day I was wondering if the almost 25 lbs. I've lost might be the reason why hot flashes have really been a problem for me. I gave up hormone replacement many years ago, and really didn't have a problem. Has anyone else noticed ... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 23:52:13 EST PORTION SIZES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x34570871 Is there somewhere on Spark that has a chart of all portion sizes, i.e. what is one serving of vegetables, fruit, protein, etc. Thu, 3 Jun 2010 18:48:38 EST Two Days to Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34412790 I am going on a road trip leaving May 29. It is finally almost here. My sister will fly to Denver tomorrow and then my son, my sister and I are leaving for the east coast. I plan to have a fantastic time. This trip should be different as I will focus on seeing and doing and not so much eating (I hope)! <em>334</em> <em>252</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 27 May 2010 07:42:15 EST Pedometer Batteries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14994x41161x34334559 All last week, I kept thinking how I thought I should have more steps than I have had. One day I even said my pedometer had malfunctioned. <BR> <BR> Today I noticed after I had gotten to church that I was at 192 steps. I thought surely I should have been farther than that. Later after church, I was at 196 steps. Then just a little bit later I was at 569 steps. <BR> <BR> I stopped at the store and bought a new battery and immediately I knew the problem was solved. The numbers were so mu... Sun, 23 May 2010 18:16:32 EST Just for this sunday 23/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34322673 I am going to plan my meals - that takes a little energy because I don´t want to, and stick to three meals a day with no snacking. Bike tour with dogs and some sorting of papers and then maybe visiting a friend, and tonight going to an AA meeting. Sun, 23 May 2010 01:47:11 EST Just for this saturday 22/5... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34305140 ... I will eat three meals and go biking sith the dogs. I will attend my favourite AA meeting and I will love my life - if the weather looks nice I will bring my bike to town and go looking for a smaller plate that I like... Sat, 22 May 2010 00:54:53 EST Hi from sweden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x34289007 I will join this team because I just joined the "slowest loser" and realise that this is what I have to work on - being slow but determinated. <BR> I am 57, heavy overweight, swedish, sparklover and I hae been sparking since sep 2009. As a really slow turtle I have not lost that much - yet... Fri, 21 May 2010 09:32:53 EST This turtle is going walking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34263698 I am going to a mall this morning to walk and maybe shop a little, mostly browse. I just might have to buy a new "pink" top if I find one on sale for my approaching vacation or just because I deserve it! <em>311</em> <em>7</em> Thu, 20 May 2010 07:22:17 EST Hi, Turtles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34226059 Hello, Maybe you can feel my excitement. Less than two weeks until we are on the road to the east coast. My suitcase is out and waiting for packing. <BR> My goal today is 10,000 steps, dancing 30 minutes and 200 toe touchers. I know I will do it! I can't stop dancing! <em>218</em> Tue, 18 May 2010 13:48:23 EST Vacation mode today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34202823 I talked to my son earlier and now know what to do about a hotel in Boston. It was getting frustrating but after talking with him we will play it by ear and get a hotel when we are there. There is so much to see and do on this trip, two weeks isn't enough! <em>433</em> <em>334</em> Mon, 17 May 2010 14:45:13 EST New Baby Turtle Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x34184712 Hi there turtles. I come to you via an invite from SROUS1340. I am not quite 50 yet, but it is right around the corner. I am struggling with the whole healthy life/weight loss issues. I was recently diagnosed with arthritis of the spine as well as other issues. My doctors are not in agreement about what is wrong, but we are trying to get them all together on this. Any support I can get is appreciated. Sun, 16 May 2010 20:52:50 EST New Turtle, too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x34160499 I just joined this team yesterday, referred by a friend, Andi. I am a turtle at losing; I have lost about 60 lbs. but can't go on from there. I have been at Spark since January 2010. I have met alot of friends and really like the site. I am not giving up, but I wish it would hurry up! Sat, 15 May 2010 15:42:34 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34160468 I just joined yesterday and I finished the day with 10,080 steps. How and where do I post it? Do I need to know miles instead of steps? Thanks. Sat, 15 May 2010 15:40:00 EST Happy Mothes' Day to everyone, mother or not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x34007382 Hi everyone, and HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY to all of you! <BR> Ok, you may not be a mother, but you either have one, had one, or know one. No one can say they don't belong to at least one of those categories now, can they? <BR> <BR> This will be my second Mothers' Day since we lost Mum to cancer, and the last one was one of the hardest mornings to get thru. Then later on after Dad and I were eating lunch together we started talking about all the things we'd done as a family, specially when my sis... Sat, 8 May 2010 20:52:11 EST New turtle here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x33683469 This sounds like such a fun team and a couple of my friends on SP are members so now, I am too! Have been with SP since February...not much happeneing as far as the weight but I feel better and I am stronger both mentally and physically! Sun, 25 Apr 2010 10:43:13 EST Packing Our Suitcases http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14994x41161x33675453 <em>31</em> Besides our food and snacks, what supplies are you going to pack for our trip? <BR> It might be sunscreen, toothpaste, soap, a favorite book, or any number of other items. <BR> Sat, 24 Apr 2010 21:50:02 EST Pit Stops And Side Trips On The Way To The Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14994x41161x33675289 <em>311</em> On any long trip, it is recommended that you stop and stretch your legs every two hours. <BR> <em>332</em> On this trip however, our LEGS will be providing the power so we don't need to "Stretch" them. <BR> <em>102</em> We DO need to stop and rest every day, either for meals, snacks, to explore other planets, repairs, or to get our 8 hours of sleep each day. So lets post here to let the Team know where you are spending the night or if you are going on a 'Sight Seeing Trip'. Sat, 24 Apr 2010 21:41:15 EST What Snacks Are You Taking With You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14994x41161x33675061 <em>341</em> It is a LONG Way to the moon, and we will need snacks. Keep in mind that we want to eat healthy, and have lots of energy. <BR> <BR> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> Sat, 24 Apr 2010 21:28:20 EST QOTW: April 12-For Ladies Only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x33415759 Do You Wear MakeUp When You WorkOut? <BR> <BR> Ok, yes I know I am a day late, but....Well, I actually have no excuse. But I am hoping it is better to be late than never. <BR> <BR> Personally, I don't wear make-up when I work-out, but I hardly ever wear anything more than lipstick and eye shadow on special occasions. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 18:20:38 EST QOTW: 4/5/10--Lunch Date? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x33217326 If you could sit down for Lunch and a long conversation with anyone in the world--Living or Dead--who would it be? And why, if you choose to share that. Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:57:08 EST I'm a new Turtle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x33074118 I have a goal- "1 pound per week no more no less" so saith the doctor. I have been in a plateau and am trying to break free of it. One of my own main goals is to convince all the people who tell me,"I don't know how you do it, I couldn't lose that much weight,"that, yes, they can do it. I also want to support those friends and acquaintances that are on this healthy journey with me. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:12:44 EST Favorite SparkPeople Feature? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x33060284 I think it is agreed that we All believe that SparkPeople is the BEST site on the Web. But we may not all agree on the BEST Feature of Spark. <BR> <em>252</em> For me--until recently--my favorite Feature was the Nutrition & Fitness Trackers. Sometimes I would exercise longer just to see the minutes add up on the Fitness Tracker. The Nutrition Tracker made it possible to FINALLY break a LifeLong Coke/Diet Coke addiction. <BR> <em>134</em> Partly because of this Team, my new Favorite Featur... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:14:41 EST New Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x33026694 I see we have a couple new members - 'Welcome, WendySue56' is what I started to say, since she doesn't have a page yet (or an email?). At any rate, hello to all the new <em>134</em> s! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 14:48:24 EST blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x33025949 Could someone be kind enough to share with me how you put your goals, inspirational quotes to go on your blog each time you blog? <BR> <BR> I am not very techy <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 28 Mar 2010 14:11:00 EST Posting Blood Glucose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32982017 Would any of you be interested in posting bg numbers? I know there are several Type II's among us, and a few 'pre-diabetic' or 'insulin resistant' members as well. <BR> <BR> :-) Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:50:40 EST Turtle tracker ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32981795 Interesting! This sounds like the perfect team for me. When I set up my weight loss tracker, I immediately thought of using the turtle! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:42:50 EST Turtle Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32886595 Ok, really in honor of our mascot I think that amphibian recipes should be forbidden. <BR> <BR> This is for sharing recipes that you and your family like and you think that our Turtle team would enjoy. Before we start I would love ideas about how to setup our recipe exchange. Should it be Food Friday so we can make it over the weekends? Should we theme it - vegetable day, pork or even things like light Italian, quick Chinese. We could have tips and tricks to lighten up a meal etc. Any and al... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:15:26 EST Turtle Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32886566 Ok, really in honor of our mascot I think that amphibian recipes should be forbidden. <BR> <BR> This is for sharing recipes that you and your family like and you think that our Turtle team would enjoy. Before we start I would love ideas about how to setup our recipe exchange. Should it be Food Friday so we can make it over the weekends? Should we theme it - vegetable day, pork or even things like light Italian, quick Chinese. We could have tips and tricks to lighten up a meal etc. Any and al... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:14:11 EST Turtle Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32886073 Ok, really in honor of our mascot I think that amphibian recipes should be forbidden. <BR> <BR> This is for sharing recipes that you and your family like and you think that our Turtle team would enjoy. Before we start I would love ideas about how to setup our recipe exchange. Should it be Food Friday so we can make it over the weekends? Should we theme it - vegetable day, pork or even things like light Italian, quick Chinese. We could have tips and tricks to lighten up a meal etc. Any and ... Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:52:28 EST Favorite Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x32824220 There are so many of us who either hate exercise, or used to hate it. I have come to believe that without some regular exercise/activity we will NEVER control our weight. <BR> <em>311</em> <em>332</em> <em>318</em> <em>237</em> <em>314</em> <em>216</em> <BR> There is an endless list of choices of exercise we can choose from. Even chair exercises and walking in home videos. <BR> <em>38</em> So, the question of the week is really a 2-Part One. <BR> #1 How did you feel about exercise b... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 22:02:45 EST Slow and Steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32797901 Hi from Oshkosh. I admitted to team member, Debra_T that it finally struck me what this team was all about -- slow and steady -- yeah, sometimes I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack! (Originally I thought the team was for turtle lovers -- just like those teams devoted to cat and dog lovers.) <BR> <BR> So, here I am, ready to go against everything in my mind and body (all or nothing and now, now, now!)to do this the right way -- slow and steady. Thu, 18 Mar 2010 19:34:31 EST St. Patty's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32758204 Everyone have a nice St Patty's! Remember to wear green like our turtle mascot and I promise not to pinch you <em>246</em> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:35:53 EST Admitting Our Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32755471 I've been looking on here recently at a specific thing...no, I'm not obsessed. I've been noticing that most of us have actually confessed our ACTUAL weight on this SP place. This, up until recently was a taboo...a place you NEVER go to, especially if you're MY size. I mean, I wasn't too bad about sharing me weight when I weighed 120...even though remembering back then, I thought I was <BR> ((((( F A T! ))))) <BR> What a joke that was looking back on it! <BR> I'm proud that we've come so far ... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 07:37:29 EST Hi Folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32743756 I was rambling through some Spark Pages and discovered this group and just had to join. There are a few of my SP friends already here, plus I think this team has the right attitude - slow and steady wins the race! I'm happy to be here and look forward to meeting you all! <BR> <BR> Cheers and Blessings! Tue, 16 Mar 2010 17:54:06 EST What is your health/weight loss plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32702033 I have gained a few lb lately. This week I am trying the Insulin Resistance Diet. My health issues are diabetes (take insulin), hbp (controlled with meds) and stent in heart. It is really hard for me to lose weight, but I know it can be done. <BR> What are you doing? Do you have suggestions for me? Oh, and I do exercise 30 minutes a day 6 days a week. <BR> Linda Mon, 15 Mar 2010 09:19:41 EST Hello, new <em>134< /em>s!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32677343 There's quite a herd of us now - please don't forget to introduce yourselves. I always think it's so interesting to meet new <em>134</em> s, find out about their interests and goals and say Hi! :-) <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <em>134</em> Sun, 14 Mar 2010 05:18:43 EST Keep Your Flag In The Top 5 Posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32656027 Since SparkPeople is a Worldwide organization, not everyone is from the same country. I love seeing where my SparkFriends are from and an easy way to do that would be to have everyone post their country's Flag. You could also add interesting or little known facts about your Country and/or Town. <BR> <em>134</em> Actually, it could be anything you want us to know about where you live. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 01:40:29 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32631582 Hello Everyone, <BR> My name is Angie and was invited to join the team by April. I reside in NY and I have been struggling to loose the weight, that i put on for 17 years which is not easy at 53 to lose but can be done. My goal this year is to loose 50 pounds or more. I am hoping your support and motivation will assist me to reach my goal. I am looking forward to interacting with my Team. <BR> Angie Fri, 12 Mar 2010 05:56:07 EST What's your favorite verse or phrase ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32630942 One of my favorite verses that has helped me time after time is from the Bible "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 03:22:08 EST Hi Turtles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32563324 Hi everyone, My name is Debra and I've been on Spark for a little over 2 months now. I keep referring to myself as a turtle and decided to look to see if anyone else did -- whaddya' know, here you all are. So, I'm joining today to recommit to the Turtle Lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Yes, I confess I used to be a Hare, but all it turned me into was a Yo-Yo. So now, in the most kind and imaginative way possible, I want to slowly become who I believe I was originally created to be and I'm psyched to... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 16:23:50 EST Share a Good, Clean Joke Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32519024 I saw this on another Team and I think it is a GREAT idea. We know Laughter Burns Calories, right? And Bill Cosby proved that a joke does NOT have to be dirty to be funny. So every day--or as often as you want to--tell your jokes here and lets burn some calories together!! <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 03:56:32 EST Learning To Like New Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=14787x41161x32518466 One of our goals on this Journey is to eat more Fruits and vegetables. For some that can be a true CHALLENGE!! <BR> Is there any fruit or vegetable that you have taught yourself to like since starting on this Journey? <BR> <em>267</em> For me, it is Bell Peppers. I know we NEED to eat them for the nutrients but I just didn't like them at all. (interestingly I have a son who even as a Toddler ate green Bell Peppers like candy!) <BR> I started by having Subway add bell pepper slices to my sal... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 01:37:32 EST Tell Us About Your Exercise or Activity Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x41161x32495958 We all make choices every day about which activitys or exercises we are going to do. <BR> <BR> How did you feel before and after you worked out? Why you chose that particular workout or activity. Anything you want to share about your feelings about your activity/exercise choices today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>332</em> <em>313</em> <em>314</em> <em>319</em> <em>329</em> <em>34</em> <em>294</em> <em>237</em> <em>326</em> <em>278</em> <em>318</e... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 01:11:27 EST Goals - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32493498 Hi gang. I'm still fairly new to SP, so I'm asking, is there some way we can share our other goals with each other so we can encourage each other? How does that work? This will be fun! Sat, 6 Mar 2010 22:11:41 EST Have You Huddled With Your Team Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x41161x32489724 The huddle can be a place to just say "Hi!", or to announce any Victorys or trials you are facing, greet new members, or celebrate milestones on our Journeys. Plus, you get extra points for Huddling (up to 5 per day!) and who doesn't LOVE those SparkPoints? <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> <em>134</em> Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:41:21 EST