SparkPeople SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42046 Take time this month to focus on those small healthy habits we often ignore. Yours could be drinking enough water, taking your vitamin or remembering to stretch after each workout. Remember that lots of small changes can lead to big progress! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42046 new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x55791696 I joined SparkPeople to learn how to manage my life, to face the challenges of health issues associated with a chronic illness that is destroying my body. I feel that Spark People saved my sanity through education. The articles and video's, the challenge teams, tracking my food and exercise puts me back into control of how I live day to day. <BR> <BR> I am married, have grown children (3), grand-kids(4),cats(5),and a dog. We live in Reno, Nevada and love it here. I am co-leader of “Living... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:11:21 EST I joined and now am wondering about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x55396496 I hate water. I've tried everything. I've even tried lemon in it and flavored waters. I can get about 4 cups in a day thats it. I need way more than that from the research I've done. So, I joined here hoping to get some good advice on how to train myself to drink it. I don't use artificial sweeteners so Crystal light and those flavor packets are out. I don't drink soft drinks or tea either. I drink mostly coffee but the thing is I don't drink a lot in a day anyway (about 3 cups of coffee and ... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:53:44 EST Keep track of your achievements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x55165504 Keep track of your achievements. Sometimes, when you’re working hard to fit healthy habits into your schedule, it can feel like the rest of the world is against you. Seeing the progress you make toward your own goals will help you notice change and stay true to your healthy self—even in the event that you mess up. Log your workouts online, track your calories and H2O intake, and draw smiley faces on your calendar when you finish each yoga class. Keeping track will remind you how far you've co... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 18:59:22 EST Healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x55156185 Good or bad, habits don't happen over night. It takes time to create the habit. There has to be a benefit, something we get in return for the time vested. What healthy habit do you now have and how did you achieve that habit? Sat, 5 Oct 2013 22:44:51 EST Good bye all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x50095584 I remember when I was invited to this team by "GETNFITMAMA" she had said this was a fun team and she was sure I would like it. In the beginning she was right but sadly where as this team use to post a lot and there were all kinds of fun things like the challenges they just stopped. I have been struggling with the want to stay to be faithful and the want to move on to better things. In the end I decided I must move on I need motivation and inspiration and I just don't get that here anymore. Th... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:18:31 EST SparkLive! - Cold Weather Exercise Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x46183892 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 21:56:07 EST SparkLive! class - Noteworthy Nutrition Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x46053093 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:50:45 EST WARNING!!!! New SparkPeople feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x46052056 This info was passed on to me from another team I am on: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "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 do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> If you'll notice 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... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:49:05 EST SparkLive! Class - Choosing A Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45904942 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:25:35 EST SparkLive! class - Secrets of Strong Starters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45770505 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:35:55 EST SparkLive! Class - 7 Rewarding Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45670718 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:19:55 EST SparkLive! class - Simple Stress Busters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x45562831 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:19:54 EST SparkLive! class - Avoiding Holiday Gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45471469 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:22:24 EST SparkLive! class - Healthier Holiday Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45374547 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:50:57 EST Spark Live! 5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45260887 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:00:13 EST SparkLive! topic - Thanksgiving Survival Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45171465 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:21:59 EST SparkLive! class - The Power of Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x45057280 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:47:43 EST SparkLive! class - Thinking Inside the LunchBox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x44952006 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 19:01:56 EST SP Live! topic - Eating Healthy on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x44841291 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:25:37 EST SP Live! meeting: Healthier Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x44726857 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:01:55 EST SP Live! meeting: Breakfast s-Getting A Great Star http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x44627712 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:12:30 EST Slo' Pitch Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x42376376 With Summer just around the corner, the thoughts of many turn to the traditional <BR> summer sport of Baseball ! Since a lot of us are older, and not Professional Baseball <BR> Players, the slower version, known as Slo' Pitch, was chosen for out Challenge. <BR> In Slo' Pitch, the ball, very much like a baseball, is thrown underhand, instead of <BR> overhand, like they do, in Baseball. <BR> <BR> In this Challenge, we won't actually be throwing baseballs, at all ! <BR> We will each be doing o... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 06:26:24 EST Hundred-calorie question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x41654179 What is a treat that you would call "decadent" that is around 100 calories? Mine (and I'm enjoying it right now) is Great Value light yogurt (cherry) with a couple of tablespoons of Cool Whip Lite swirled in! <BR> <em>4</em> Thu, 5 May 2011 21:47:46 EST How About A New Challenge?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x41166250 When are we going to have a new challenge?? I noticed that the last monthly challenge was in February and March went by with nothing new. I would really enjoy a new healthy challenge to kick of Spring with!! <BR> Does anyone have any ideas? Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:36:35 EST Hi! New to This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x40280983 Hello! I'm not new to SparkPeople but new to this team. <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 20 pounds but I get overwhelmed trying to change everything at once. I usually just give up. I'm ok with taking it slow so I decided to focus on changing one habit at a time, starting with breakfast. I want to learning to create a balanced, healthy breakfast within about 400 calories. Anyway..... <BR> <BR> This seemed like a great Team to help me with these goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:26:36 EST Daily Challenge for 2-10-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39825267 Hello!!! I'm so sorry I haven't had these up! <BR> <BR> Here's today's challenge: <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get in a one mile walk. I know there is snow on the ground but you could walk extra steps (2000 steps equal a mile) in our houses, in the Target or wherever you shop, outside if your weather is good enough or a walking DVD, however you can get it in. The goal is to get in a mile. <BR> <BR> You can do it!! Have a great day!! Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:49:29 EST Daily Challenge for 2-5-11 and 2-6-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39702953 Your challenge for both days this weekend is going to be yoga!!! <BR> <BR> Pop in a DVD, your Wii Fit or look up the poses online and do yoga for 30 minutes each day!! Your body will be happy and you will burn calories too!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:38:46 EST Daily Challenge 2-4-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39682796 It's Friday so dance, dance, dance!!! See if you can log in 30 minutes of dancing today and see how many calories you burn while you have fun! <BR> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:33:27 EST Daily Challenge 2-3-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39657716 We are back to one of my favorite videos and from the response we've gotten on here, one of yours too!!! <BR> <BR> Here goes: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1085 </link> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 10:24:22 EST February SLEEP Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x39635993 I know, another one that was on here, but it's important. I didn't really realize how important a good nights sleep was until I started doing some research. Your body needs rest so that it can get up and go again the next day. So I am challenging myself and all of you to join with me and do our best to get 8 hours a night. I have a tendency to stay up late and get up early and I don't get 8 hours. So I am committing to going to bed a little earlier and getting the rest my body requires. ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 13:04:36 EST February FIBER Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x39635840 Just the thought of fiber spikes fear in some people. Fiber is a HUGE part of weight loss, but more importantly it is important nutrient that our bodies need and most of the time doesn't get enough of!! So for February our challenge is going to get the daily recommended amount of fiber: 35 grams per day! There are plenty of ways to get your fiber but the best way is through food. One of my favorite fiber foods is raspberries. <BR> <BR> Check in daily and tell us how you did on fiber i... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:57:59 EST Daily Challenge 2-2-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39635420 Okay!! So since this month is a cardio month, let's pull some cardio out today!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1251 </link> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 12:40:37 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-31-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39575983 Let's blast fat, cardio, cardio, cardio!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1330 </link> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:01:05 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-28-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39507706 Good morning!! Here's today's challenge: <BR> <BR> Today lets do some cardio fun!! Put on the music and dance, dance, dance!! Dancing is heart pumping, fat blasting and fun, but more than all that it is mood boosting. Have the winter blues?? Dance them blues away!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to log in at least 30 minutes of dancing in. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:52:46 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-27-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39485173 Hey everyone!! Let's work on core today!! Here's our video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:09:41 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-26-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39456628 Hello!! Today's challenge is going to be legs, legs, legs!! <BR> <BR> Let's do~~ <BR> ~~20 calf raises <BR> ~~20 squats <BR> ~~20 lying leg curls <BR> <BR> For an extra challenge, double it and do two sets of each!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:06:04 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-21-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39335102 Sorry, I forgot to post the challenge for yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Today lets do yoga! Your challenge is to find (if you have never done any) and do 5 yoga poses, holding each poses for 15-30 seconds. <BR> <BR> I will be doing these: <BR> <BR> Warrior Pose <BR> Chair Pose <BR> Spinal Extension <BR> Sun Salutation <BR> Tree Pose <BR> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:06:15 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-19-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39279490 Today's challenge is lower body!! We need strong legs, feet and lower back!! So here is a short Coach Nicole video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1087 </link> <BR> <BR> You can do it!! Have a sparktastic day!!! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:46:40 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-18-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39262802 Sorry this is so late!!! I was out of town over the weekend and didn't get back until late afternoon yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Here is today's challenge: <BR> <BR> ~~30 Wall push-ups <BR> ~~20 Tricep extensions <BR> ~~20 Bicep curls <BR> <BR> Tomorrow's challenge will be more inventive, I promise!! LOL Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:43:48 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1/15/11 and 1/16/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39178663 So sorry about not having this up yesterday. I posted it or so I thought and didn't realize that it hadn't loaded all way!! Anyway, here is your challenge for today and tomorrow!! I am going out of town so I wanted to go ahead and put it up! <BR> <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> ~~20 Squats <BR> ~~20 Calf raises <BR> ~~20 Lying leg curls <BR> ~~20 Standing leg raises <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday: <BR> ~~Do 30 minutes of yoga or simple stretching. <BR> <BR> Come here and let us know how you did eac... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 11:16:17 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-13-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39123780 Our core needs to be strong and lean!! So today let's do some core work, most of it standing!! Here's a video for today: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1086 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:36:54 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-12-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39093321 Good morning everyone!! Its an upper body day!! Let's tone those arms!! <BR> <BR> Let's do <BR> ~~30 wall push ups <BR> ~~20 Alternating Dumbbell curls (each arm) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=69 </link> <BR> ~~20 Boxer <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=110 </link> <BR> <BR> Have a sparktastic day everyone!!! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 07:54:29 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-11-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39066955 Woo Hoo!! Let's blast some fat and work our hearts with some cardio!! <BR> <BR> Here is another Coach Nicole video: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1251 </link> <BR> <BR> Put it in your tracker and see how many calories you burned!! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 09:48:08 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-10-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x39033362 Let's tone that lower body!! Woo Hoo!! Let's also focus on slow controlled movements and correct form. <BR> <BR> 20 Bridges <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=153 </link> <BR> <BR> 15 Each leg of Lying Abduction: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=149 </link> <BR> <BR> 35 Lying Leg curls <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=152 </link> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:16:38 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-8-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38983664 So you think you can dance???? <BR> <BR> You're right, you can!! Let's get up and move, move, move to some groovy tunes!! Here's your challenge: <BR> <BR> Put on some music, 3 of your favorite songs and dance from beginning to end. Then track however many minutes it took you to get through three songs and see how many calories you burned! Last part of the challenge is to come back to the thread and instead of just putting goal met, reply with how many calories you burned!! <BR> <BR> Have f... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:26:01 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-7-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38964588 Sorry today's challenge is up so late. I had an early morning doctor's appointment and I am just now getting to spark!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: <BR> <BR> Find three strength exercises that you have never tried and try them out. Then post here what you tried! If you have tried all of spark's strength exercises then choose three you know how to do and do 10 more reps than you usually do!! <BR> <BR> Have fun!! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:49:47 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-6-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38929587 Cardio day!! <BR> <BR> Let's burn up some calories with some extra cardio!! Here is a 10 minute Kickboxing workout with Coach Nicole. Let's kick those unhealthy habits!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1330 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> Thu, 6 Jan 2011 09:50:35 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-5-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38889546 Onto core work!! <BR> <BR> Today let's crunch those abs!!! <BR> <BR> ~~20 Crunches <BR> ~~20 Hip flexor <BR> ~~20 Classic Wood Chop <BR> <BR> Hip flexor: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=113 </link> <BR> <BR> Classic Wood Chop: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=466 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's whittle our middles!! Woo Hoo!! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 22:09:57 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-4-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38875228 Tone those arms!! <BR> <BR> Let's do: <BR> ~20 tricep extensions <BR> ~20 bicep curls <BR> ~20 dumbbell lateral raises <BR> <BR> Have a good workout!! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:12:54 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-3-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38835189 Good Monday morning!!! <BR> <BR> Your fitness challenge today will be to work those legs!! <BR> <BR> Lets do: <BR> <BR> 20 squats <BR> 20 lying leg curls <BR> 20 lunges (each leg) <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:54:27 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-2-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38804387 Good morning!! <BR> <BR> For most of us, me included, Sunday is usually my break day from workouts. So for the daily fitness challenge today lets just do some stretching. Here are some good articles and guides on stretching: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/stretch<BR>ing_benefits.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>e_demos.asp </link> <BR> <BR> So I challenge all of us to do 20 minutes of stretching today and two choose at least... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 09:32:00 EST January Meal Planning Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x38774334 In my own weight loss journey I have discovered that when I plan my meals, I not only save money at the grocery store I also do better with calorie consumption. Unfortunately I am not consistent with this particularly good habit. I know menu planning goes on in lots of families every week, but I mean more than that. Here is an example: yesterday my daughter had an eye appointment at 9 a.m. I fed her and the boys and then we left. I realized that I had a protein shake about 2 hours earli... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:40:29 EST January Calorie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x38774204 One of the most important things in weight loss is calories in calories out. We all know that eating too many calories a day landed us overweight and feeling generally blah. So for the month of January lets really focus on staying within our calorie range. I suggest first, going to your start page and adjusting your goal for this year and then sparkpeople will generate for you a calorie range. This is a fresh start for a fresh year. I know that staying within range may not seem like a ch... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:28:04 EST January Water Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x38774114 Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!! Water is good for us in so many ways but it is key for losing weight. I know for me and I am sure others that some days getting enough water can be a challenge. I know for me, drinking isn't a problem, I can drink a gallon per day, I just prefer sweet tea over water. Not the best option when trying to lose weight! So for the month of January let's work on getting our water consumption at the recommended level of 64 ounces per day. <BR> <BR> For some of you th... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:18:51 EST Daily Fitness Challenge 1-1-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38774004 As the Healthy Habits team I think we should all be working toward living an action lifestyle, that's why we are here right? And I am sure that most of us have an exercise plan or routine already. But this is just to give us an extra little boost, a few minutes more and a way to burn a few more calories. And for those who haven't yet gotten into the habit of exercising daily, this will create a habit of doing something physical everyday. <BR> <BR> I will post a new challenge daily and t... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 07:07:22 EST Let's Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38773930 Its a new year so how about a new general, just checking in chat thread!! Come here to post how you are doing, what you are doing or just an emoticon to let us know you are still around! Check in here daily and update us on how you are doing with your goals and challenges. <BR> <BR> I am up super early this morning and will go back to bed shortly. I had a round of coughing, so I thought I would have some tea and get the new posts up!! <BR> <BR> I'll be back later to check in!! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 06:54:07 EST Last Week of 2010 Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38675863 Let's chat!!! How are you all doing today?? My day has started off well and that's always a good thing!! <BR> <BR> I'll check back in this evening to let you all know how I did on my food and exercise!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:26:49 EST Last Week of 2010 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x38675823 I know it's normal to start doing something new on January 1, but since all of us around here are on a continuous journey we don't need to wait on a certain date. Right? <BR> <BR> So I thought we would get a jump on the new year by having a last week of 2010 challenge! Let's make this last week of 2010 FANTASTIC!! And I know that if you are like me, you might have gotten a little out of routine last week. <BR> <BR> So here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> ~Eat within your calorie range eve... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:23:54 EST 2011 Healthy Habits! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38573277 I know its Christmas week. Not a week when most people are thinking about healthy habits, but since on this team that is our goal, what better time to start thinking about the New Year. I want us to kick off the New Year with a BANG! So what is your top three healthy habit goals (no more) for 2011? Maybe it concerns exercise, or a certain food habit or maybe it is to quit smoking or take your meds everyday. <BR> <BR> I will post mine one day this week. I just wanted to get this starte... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 12:47:40 EST Calling All Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38367644 Since I am the newbie around here I thought I would ask all of you what kind of challenges you would like or what kind of habits you want us to work on as a team? I would love to hear you opinions and ideas. Also do you all want more challenges, where we battle it out for a victory? What about games to keep up motivated? Any of these things interest you, let me know. <BR> <BR> I have a few ideas already floating around in my head too. Give me some feedback so that we can start off the ne... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 16:04:27 EST Healthy Holiday Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x38367544 Hello everyone!! I thought I would put up a new discussion thread since we are in the holiday season! I know this is a hard time of the year for almost everyone. There is yummy food and delicious desserts at every turn~~office parties, office candy dishes, holiday parties and even your own kitchen. So what are some of your healthy holiday habits that you either already have in place or are trying to get to stick?? Do you have a plan for staying on course during the perilous food time? ... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 15:59:40 EST gratitude challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x37655991 Hello team! I find myself feeling so much better when I focus on the good in life! When I make an effort to recognise good things all sorts of stuff comes to mind that I have taken for granted in the past. As I express my gratitude for these blessings I find myself more willing to work hard at attaining my goals. This month I hope you will take a moment to focus on things that are good in your life. <BR> <BR> My challenge to you is to post things you are grateful for here and make a... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 06:23:08 EST Gratitude Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x37655956 Hello team! I find myself feeling so much better when I focus on the good things in life! When I make an effort to recognise good things all sorts of things come to mind that I have totally taken for granted in the past. As I express my gratitude for these blessings I find myself more willing to work hard at attaining my goals. This month I hope you will take a moment to focus on things that are good in your life. <BR> My challenge to you is to post in the team general discussion boa... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 06:16:39 EST I Want to Keep Things Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x37579818 I have belonged to Sparks for 14 1/2 months and lost 120 lbs. I have gotten good with the water, fruits, veggies, and even the exercise. I just don't want to get slack with things because I want to lose 110 more pounds. Wed, 27 Oct 2010 22:22:27 EST I'm Jim. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x37238208 Have a great Columbus Day. Mon, 11 Oct 2010 05:43:28 EST Get Enough Sleep Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x36472578 Most nights I get five hours of sleep and I am thankful for that. I have tried meds and that did not work very well. I was hoping that losing weight would help. I hope that some Healthy Habit Sparker may be able to share how they won the battle. I so want to be able to get more sleep. Fri, 3 Sep 2010 21:56:57 EST Get Enough Sleep Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x36470827 "Your body has to have enough time to rest," says Michael Fleming, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Otherwise, he says you may find yourself feeling cranky and tired. <BR> <BR> This may sound like common sense, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, more than two-thirds of older adults suffer from sleep problems and many American adults don't get the minimum amount of shuteye needed to stay alert. <BR> <BR> Sleep is vital to good health and to mental and ... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 20:15:20 EST Just joined.. smiles.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x36372521 Hi my name is Tanya.. I just joined today hoping to create some long lasting healthy habits.. I have lost a bit over 230lbs from my starting weight of 410lbs...and I am basically maintaining now..but I want to keep a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercise.. Ive gone through alot and want to take care of myself..and I think this is the perfect team to do that.. <BR> Happy to join... <BR> Smiles.. <BR> Tanya Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:49:46 EST Breakfast Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x36324977 I do breakfast every day. Since going back to school I have less time in the morning. What do you find to be a quick and good breakfast? What seems to stick with you? Share with us what work for you. <BR> Staying the course! John Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:07:11 EST Breakfast Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x36324720 Eat Breakfast Every Morning. Starting your day off right is all important to your health. Research shows people who have a morning meal tend to take in more vitamins and minerals, and less fat and cholesterol. The result is often a leaner body, lower cholesterol count, and less chance of overeating. What a wongerful habit to start. I can tell a big difference in how my day goes when I miss breakfast. <BR> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:49:05 EST Ideas for a new challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x36248522 HI team! My summer is just flying by! I hope you are enjoying yours! I never quite got around to posting a new challenge this month... So I was wondering what you all thought we should work on? What is a challenge that would help you make your health a little better? <BR> As a team we all have different ideas and experiences, but as we work together we can take the best tips from each member and have a huge wealth of motivation and ideas. Thank you in advance for sharing your idea... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:32:46 EST Newbie From California http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x35648061 So sorry I haven't introduced myself yet. I am Sandra live in California with DH of 40 years. I have had some serious health issues....A few things I have to watch. My blood sugar is 109 I am pre diabetic which will go down as I lose weight. My B/P is normal 129/77 my bad cholesterol is high 170 have to get that down Dr wanted to put me on medicine for that but I said let me try for 4 months with diet and exercise to get it down. I do have to have an ultrasound on my kidneys cause I have to m... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:39:42 EST Week 9 - VEGGIES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x35411526 <em>227</em> Don't post here. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> HI - summer always seems so busy for me! This challenge is going to be for the rest of July. The challenge is to make sure you are eating enough veggies daily. This will really help you feel more satisfied on fewer calories leading to a better weight loss. Make the veggies the real stars of your meals. Find yummy ways to prepare them and it won't be a chore to eat enough! You can do this, and will be so glad you did - as you se... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:52:59 EST Week 9 Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x35411328 Veggies - how do you like them? Are you getting enough? You will find it so much easier to lose weight once you increase your healthy veggie intake. Tell us how you fit in enough veggies daily HERE... Thank you! Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:39:50 EST hurt knee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x35360282 I was wondering if any one knew of exercises I can do, that won't hurt my knee it is swollen, I hurt it real bad and had to stop exercising for a while. but I what to keep some of my exercises going, without putting to much pressure on my knee <em>198</em> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:11:53 EST Week 8 Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x35069298 This week’s challenge is to focus on eating enough fruit daily. You can post your favorite fruit recipes HERE. Let us know how you fit fruit into your diet and what your favorite fruits are… This should be a yummy way to help bring you one step closer to that healthy lifestyle we all want. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>265</em> <em>491</em> <em>488</em> Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:53:41 EST Week 8 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x35069214 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND HERE <BR> USE THE GENERAL DISCUSSION BOARD <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When I decided to change my lifestyle last fall the first thing I did was to start buying lots of apples (they were a great price in season). I found that I could buy three apples for the price of my favorite candy bar. So whenever I craved sweets I remembered this and ate an apple instead. Usually by the time the apple was gone I felt satisfied and that craving was gone. Each ti... Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:49:05 EST Need help sticking with a lower carb diet. (advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x35030383 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am finally committing to this healthy habits challenge. Yes one and a half months too late but hey better late than never. <BR> <BR> I just committed to reducing my carbs down to 150 carbs or less a day. I need serious help and advice since I need to do this for my health and my blood sugar. I am currently on Metformin and want to regulate my blood sugar thru my diet not this pill. Can anyone give me an idea of what they eat in a given day to help them keep at... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 17:15:41 EST Healthy Learning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34868101 Hi there! I am new here and am interested in learning healthy habits. <BR> My name is Marian, married, have 2 grown children, am diabetic, and having motivation troubles. My mind knows but my body doesn't want. <BR> I haven't created my sparkpage yet, but will let you know when it is complete. <BR> Looking forward to overcoming my obstacles and meeting new friends. Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:32:57 EST Week 7 discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34815735 This week your challenge is to think of each habit you are working on as a small puzzle piece in your healthy lifestyle puzzle. Think of one more small thing you can do to make these habits a permanent part of your lifestyle. You can read more about this challenge in the weekly challenge forum. This is the place to share with the team how you are strengthening your habits and really trying to make them a permanent and comfortable part of your life. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:54:20 EST Week 7 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x34815637 <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I just read the blog JOHNWBROCKSR777 wrote “Thousand Piece Puzzle Syndrome” and thought it was a great way to think about creating a healthy lifestyle. Some the first three habits I worked on creating were: eating at least one fruit a day, having at least one whole grain a day, and having at least three vegies a day. For me the veggies were like the corner piece... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 11:49:37 EST Confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34615900 <em>24</em> <BR> When I in some manner found myself receiving notices about keeping track of healthy habits, I began by posting what I had been doing, and what I needed to continue to work on. I must have missed something, and didn't realize this was a new team in itself. I know I read some of the articles such as mind over matter, but must have considered them interesting mail. To get to the point, it is now week six, and I received a specific e-mail with helpful hints to practice and tr... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:25:31 EST Week 6 Challenge Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34599304 What one change are you committed to? Can you believe? Sat, 5 Jun 2010 01:19:07 EST Healthy Challenge Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x34599185 <em>227</em> Do not post here. Post on discussion board. <BR> <BR> Here we go...looking toward week six. "Can Do" has given some great direction for week 5. <BR> <BR> Write it Down –What "Healthy Habit" do you want to committ to? Don’t leave that commitment in your brain. Write it on paper. This does two things. First, it creates clarity by defining in specific terms what your change means. Second, it keeps you committed since it is easy to dismiss a thought, but harder to dismiss a pro... Sat, 5 Jun 2010 00:59:38 EST Week 5 Challenge Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34590646 This week the challenge is to come up with 3 ideas to increase your physical activity and share them with the team. Then choose one to focus on this week. Really take the time to think of how you can build this physical habit into your life… AND THEN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Keep us posted about your success HERE. <BR> <BR> Good luck this week! You can read more about this challenge in the challenge forum below. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:12:05 EST Week 5 Challenge - get moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x34590529 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE – YOU CAN USE THE GENERAL DISCUSSION FORUM ABOVE TO TELL US YOUR GOALS AND SHARE YOUR SUCCESS! Thank You!! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> As it warms up here I am starting to think about all the fun things there are to do outdoors this time of year! I love the idea of building a healthier life one habit at a time and would like to focus on physical activity this week. The great thing about this team is that everyone is at a different level ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:05:34 EST What are you thankful for today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34549895 It is so easy to get down on myself when I have a bad day. I forget about all the amazing things my life is blessed with. I am healthy! I have a loving family! I live in a beautiful part of the world with abundance all around me! <BR> <BR> When I focus on these things my life seems so much happier and my goals are so much easier to work for. I wonder - what are you thankful for? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:53:21 EST What motivates you to create healthy habits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34549780 It is so much easier to build a healthy habit when I am motivated by meaningful things in my life. I want to be healthy so I can run and play with my kids. I want to eat healthier foods so I can live a healthy life without medical problems. What motivates you? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 20:49:37 EST what results do you see from healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34496328 What is the greatest thing you have noticed as a result of working on developing healthy habits? What changes do you see in your attitude and outlook on life as these habits become second nature? Mon, 31 May 2010 18:20:29 EST Just saw this.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34425177 I know it's too late to really get involved this time but want to be in line for next month. Thu, 27 May 2010 17:30:44 EST Strength Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34410759 I had heard when doing strength exercises that it was best to work as many muscles at once as possible. I was wondering if this was true and if so would it be better to do full body work outs than work on only a part one day then another the next Thu, 27 May 2010 01:07:40 EST newbie to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34410656 hello everyone my name is Tammy I am also new to the site. So far I love this site, I find it very helpful and very useful to me, and I am very motivated. I have over 100 pounds to lose and I dont want to lose my motivation. My habits that I need to change is drink more water and exercise more. I probably have more habits that I need to change for the better but small steps equal success. Thu, 27 May 2010 00:54:23 EST What Music do you listen too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34399727 I'm looking for music to switch out of my MP3 player for the month of june to switch it up when i'm cycling...So i'm wondering what are some of your fav's.. doesn't all have to be fast as certain programs have slow spots so i need to fill those voids as well. :) Wed, 26 May 2010 14:40:02 EST Found this team just browsing!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34399212 Hello! I'm Linda but I go by Lyn. I have been married for 22 years in October, I have 2 son's 18 and 20. I have been overweight since the birth of my first son. I gained 45 pounds and never lost it. Then I gained 18 with my second. But now I'm on the road to healthy!! <BR> <BR> I guess I'll start next month, when the new challenge starts!!?? Wed, 26 May 2010 14:15:06 EST This is my first time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34365223 Hey everyone. My name is Donna. I am pretty fresh and new to this site. I was actually referred to it by a friend. So far it's exciting and overwhelming. I don't have a whole lot of patience with myself, so I am hoping that I can do this. My goal is to quit drinking altogether. It's not that I am an alcoholic, I just enjoy a few beers on the weekends every now and then, and I know especially during dieting that it's just not good to drink. I could be doing so well for a week or two and have o... Tue, 25 May 2010 01:20:10 EST How are you coming on your challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34331141 Slow steady steps. I do a little research to find solutions to the roadblocks which make exercising difficult. I found a trike with fenders so I can ride in the rain more comfortably. I am now looking for clothes which will wick away sweat for my 4X size--not found yet...but something will come up! Sun, 23 May 2010 14:42:26 EST Week Four Challenge Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34327635 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Feel free to use this forum to post your ideas on how you are letting go of the diet mentality by embracing healthy habits or by letting go of those unhealthy ones. <BR> <BR> Make it a GREAT week! Keep up the AWESOME job! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARKING! <BR> Nancy Sun, 23 May 2010 11:12:45 EST Healthy Challenge Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x34327560 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND ON THIS FORUM. THANK YOU <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Team! This has been a crazy, busy month for me. With graduations--both college and high school-- weddings, Mother’s Day, the hubby’s birthday and the month wrapping up with Memorial Day next weekend, let’s just say the challenge to stay on track is just that—a challenge. It seems as though every weekend is filled with something to do. And with those events come the foods that tempt me beyond words. <... Sun, 23 May 2010 11:08:40 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34326856 Hello Everyone, I am new to SP. A co-worker introduced this cite to me. I really enjoy it. It actually helps me to stay focused on my weight loss goals. I enjoy the challenges; they give me a reason to want to exercise and drink my water. My biggest challenge is cutting the junk food from my diet (mostly chips, fast food, processed foods, etc.) and not getting enough exercise. Just before joining SP, I made a goal chart of the number of calories I plan to lose 2-3 lbs each week by my bir... Sun, 23 May 2010 10:30:57 EST Empty Nestor @ 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34320940 I heard about SparkPeople on TV and it sounded like something I could use in my life. I have been a member for only 5 days, but am already encouraged by the changes I've felt. I am an empty nester and joined to feel better about myself, not only physically, but also emotionally. Sat, 22 May 2010 23:12:59 EST Hi from New Mexico http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34277718 I'm Jean and I live in Carrizozo. I joined the team last week (I think) and forgot (got busy/procrastinated/ran around like a chicken with its head cut off) to introduce myself. My BF and I are in the process of remodeling our trailer. We just moved here from Arizona last year about July. We are enjoying the change in weather and want to lose weight. We are out of shape and it is taking a toll on us. He also is on SP but set as private. So I'm going to do my best to check in everyday e... Thu, 20 May 2010 18:31:09 EST Hello from Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34266980 This looks like a great group and am excited to join the challenges. I'm 29 have 2 boys and engaged. I keep postponing setting the date for our wedding because it would be nice to actually buy the dress I want instead of just what fits. I've done the yo-yo after having both of my boys and am now just wanting to change the lifestyle that I have. Although the weightlose is important (Why wouldn't it be?) but it's not my only goal. I just want to be healthy and enjoy life. Thank you for sharing ... Thu, 20 May 2010 09:54:19 EST Hi from Illinois!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34261997 Hi--I'm Lauren and I'm 22 years old!! I joined SP on March 9th of this year and quit smoking on February 15th. For the first time in my life, I'm losing weight instead of gaining (I started out at 197 pounds and today I weighed in at 171.8)! I'm absolutely obsessed with SP!! Really trying to get everything I can out of it. :) :) Thu, 20 May 2010 01:43:58 EST Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34257390 Just getting started so my goals are: <BR> Drink 8 glasses of water per day <BR> Log in and track progress <BR> Eat at least 2 fruits a day <em>104</em> Wed, 19 May 2010 20:57:50 EST Hi from West Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34256841 I need to get motivated. I weigh now what I weighed when I gave birth to my twins 12 years ago! OMG what happened? My clothes are tight and I am disgusted with myself. I need some motivation! <BR> Glad to be here. Wed, 19 May 2010 20:27:19 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34251037 Hi! My name is Julia. I am a 23 year old mother to two children, Aaliyah is 2 and Derric is 11 months. I have recently begun working out with 3 of my bestfriends. Today was day 9 for me in working out and it is starting to get hard, not for me but my friends. I'm really motivated and I've begun loving to workout, although hard. I have lost 3 lbs so far. We weigh in every Tuesday. I have 63 more lbs to lose. <BR> I'm writing to see how it is best to keep by friends motivated and encouraged. I... Wed, 19 May 2010 15:07:59 EST Just joining need to get motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34250805 Hello My name is Veronica and I am 40 years old. I just joined spark people and saw this challege and am very interested...Where do I begin Wed, 19 May 2010 14:54:04 EST Start and finish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34200453 I've reently realized I have a bad habit of starting something and not finishing it (maybe mixed with a little bit of procrastination). Last week I started two, yes TWO, big projects around the house and I haven't finished either of them yet! Of course I have a bunch of excuses and some of them are valid (I have a 6month old at home who is starting to crawl). However, this week I'm vowing to work on and finish at least one of my big projects. I'd like to get into the habit of starting som... Mon, 17 May 2010 13:07:00 EST Hello from Nashville! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34196297 It's better late than never. Hi guys it's Key here from Nashville, Tn. <BR> <BR> Hope to talk to you soon. Mon, 17 May 2010 10:32:10 EST Week Three Challenge Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34174010 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Make it a great week and start posting what one habit you are going to really focus on this week. Post your habit, your plan then come on daily and let your teammates know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> I wish you a wonderful SPARK week! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARKING! <BR> Nancy Sun, 16 May 2010 10:56:08 EST Healthy Challenge Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x34173915 <em>227</em> <b>PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS FORUM. THANK YOU!</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Looking back six years ago I basically lived me life on auto-pilot. I never really put too much thought behind my meal planning and let’s face it exercise was not a part of my life. At the time exercise was something that I HAD to do to lose weight and well,let's just say food was a comfort, especially foods high in fat, sugar and salt. <BR> <BR> So when I decided in February 2005 that it was time to m... Sun, 16 May 2010 10:50:59 EST New to Team Baby steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34172407 Struggling to change & learn to enjoy healthy habits - my new goal is setting baby step goals that are so easy I can't fail - rather than olympian goals I dread facing. Today I walked to the mailbox & back after breakfast and was short of breath (not a far distance). My goal is that brief walk every morning just before or after breakfast, until I am no longer out of breath... Sun, 16 May 2010 09:36:43 EST Nutrition Tracker and Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34142500 I get 60 min of exercise 6 days a week(204 lbs), and the Nutrition Tracker has set my calories limit at 2200-2550. This seems like too much, is it? What is a good calories limit for me? I heard between 1200 and 1500 but honestly leaves me feeling a bit hungry; not sure if that means its too little or its good to be a bit hungry. Fri, 14 May 2010 16:10:51 EST Just another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34099945 Hi! I just joined. I'm 25 years old and a single mother! I'm extremely overweight, at 5'6 and 280 lbs and I'm taking control of my life by breaking old habits and making new ones, by changing my lifestyle one piece at a time, and introducing a new way of thinking and being. Simply put, I want to learn to take better care of myself, and to get healthy and happy and fit! Wed, 12 May 2010 20:33:21 EST Meeting the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34097472 I'm new to this team and I want to challenge myself to take my vitamin and drink my water every day. I've been doing really well lately. I'm from Ohio almost 50 years old, married with 2 grown children. Wed, 12 May 2010 18:22:47 EST Hi I am New to this Team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34094579 My name is Elfin! I am new to this team and this challenge of Healthy Habits! I am behind but will try to catch up and contribute to this team!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 12 May 2010 15:39:32 EST Just found you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34094158 I'm starting week 2 and need challenges to help me along. I know that if I commit I'll get it done. Wed, 12 May 2010 15:19:21 EST moving and groovin along http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34093190 new to this team not to SP. Have lost over 125 since May of 07 and have kept it off! Looking for a good team with positive motivation : ) in return I will provide the same...all in the attitude folks : ) Wed, 12 May 2010 14:32:59 EST HEY HEY HEY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34088439 HI ALL IT'S ME AMIE! <BR> NEW TO THE TEAM BUT NOT TO SPARKS . <BR> I'M A TYPE 2 DIABETIC LOOKING TO MAKE MORE HEALTHY CHANGES IN MY LIFE. HAVING TROUBLE WITH CARBS. AND PORTION CONTROL . <BR> HOPE TO GET TO KNOW YOU ALL. <BR> HAVE A NICE DAY! <BR> <BR> AMIE Wed, 12 May 2010 11:13:47 EST Need to build on healthy habits hold on to them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34088357 Hi, I really really need help in this area. When I came upon this browsing through SP, I thought this is what I need. I was doing really well and was on my way to meeting a 30lb in 90 day challenge. Some told me that was too much weight to lose in 90 days but it was only 2lbs a week and I felt like I could do it. I lost the fisrt 15lbs in about 40 days and then things just got out of hand and I haven't been able to get it back together. And I have been stressing about it because I'd rathe... Wed, 12 May 2010 11:10:59 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34086546 I am new here and new to SparksPeople in general. I am still learning what everything is and what and how to participate in. <BR> Since starting SP, I have lost 4 pounds. I work well with challenges, so I thought this would be the team for me. <BR> <BR> LOL...but, I am not sure I understand it all. <BR> The healthy habit that I am trying to do is drink more water (which I HATE) and limit eating out to two times per week. <BR> <BR> Look forward to being healthier with all of you! Wed, 12 May 2010 10:07:10 EST New to Healthy Habits Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34085419 Hi, my name is Jamie and I am always looking for ways to help keep myself on track so I have joined the Healthy Habits Team and will participate in as many challenges as I can. <BR> <BR> Good luck to all! <BR> Wed, 12 May 2010 09:23:22 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34084829 Hi. My name is Shanna and I'm a fairly new member to this site. As a person that loves to be challenged I was intrigued when I saw this on the site. So umm how does it work exactly? lol I am thinking that a good challenge is just what I need to help me reach my weight loss goals. I'm getting a bit discouraged and I don't want to do what I've done in the past and say to heck w/ it. So looking forward to some great challenges to get me motivated! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> ~Sha~ Wed, 12 May 2010 09:00:26 EST Today is my 60th birthday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34084742 I could not think of a better day to start the Healthy Habits Challenge! <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 12 May 2010 08:56:48 EST New to the challenge for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34084160 Hi! I am Trish106 I just found this thread. I am excited to join. <BR> My goals are: <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. I have no problem with getting it done. <BR> Exercise 6 days a week <BR> Cardio 6 days a week <BR> Strength training 3 days a week <BR> Eat healthy and stay in my goal range. I have trouble getting enough calcium and fat most days. I still need to fine tune in this area. Wed, 12 May 2010 08:32:32 EST Another one who wants to join the challenge of May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34080688 I know I am pretty late it is almost halfway the month but better late then never. <BR> <BR> I already have by default exercise in my life since I bike or walk to work (15/30 minutew) and during the day I also grap the bike to go from one building to the other. I could take the shuttle bus but that one leaves at times that are not convenient for me. So I get, and I am not exagerating, 120 minutes of exercise a day excluding the the 5-10 times a day I take the stairs to go from the ground flo... Wed, 12 May 2010 01:14:37 EST Hey Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34080575 Hi, my name is Taylor,I am 28 years old, married to a wonderful man/pain in the arse for nearly 7 years now and a mom to two great kids! I have been trying seriously to lose weight for 3 full months now and well the results as far as pounds lost has gone slow(only 5lbs) but I feel healthier and stronger which is great. I really enjoy this new world I have discovered. Wed, 12 May 2010 01:01:27 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34080397 I am happy to say I go to the gym 5 days a week. Wed, 12 May 2010 00:43:37 EST bad habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34075715 I must work on procrastinating....being back in school full time and working full time is hard enough but now that laundry and mail are piling up up and up its getting a bit unmanagable. <BR> I am going to work on more organization and better time management. Tue, 11 May 2010 20:59:19 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34075609 Hi, My name is Dana and I am new to this, just started doing this a couple days ago from an app I found on my phone, tracking my diet and exercise, thank goodness I found this because I will need all the help I can get. Tue, 11 May 2010 20:55:14 EST goals for May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34075414 just joined today.... <BR> my goals for the month are: <BR> workout for 30 minutes 5 days a week & <BR> track my food everyday <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 May 2010 20:46:49 EST HELLO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34075271 Hey all <em>213</em> Im a little late joining but hey better late than never. <BR> Im trying to lose close to lose around 80 to 90 pounds and am in this for the long haul....total life transfomation. <BR> My goal is getting at least 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week (days off being Tuesday and Wednesday because I am in school and work and gone from 7a.m. till 1130p.m. those days) Tue, 11 May 2010 20:41:39 EST HELLO FROM THE SUNFLOWER STATE KANSAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34046484 HI my name is thespaerker2015 Mon, 10 May 2010 17:41:11 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x34042385 Hi, my name is Connie. I just joined this team. I a wife and mom. I also work full time as a bus driver. I am trying to make lasting changes in my life. I need to get healthy habits so that I can teach them to my kids so that they don't end up with weight issues. Mon, 10 May 2010 14:20:25 EST Week Two Challenge Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x34017292 Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there! <BR> <BR> I hope all is going well with everyone and that you are meeting your goals to turn those healthy baby steps into healthy life-long habits. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is to take one negative behavior and find a positive solution to it. <BR> <BR> This is going to take some thinking and planning on your part, but in order for us to truly change our behavior we must first recognize that change is necessary and then ... Sun, 9 May 2010 11:33:50 EST Healthy Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x34016864 <em>227</em> PLEASE DO NOT POST ON THIS FORUM! THANK YOU! <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <b>Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars. <BR> ~Les Brown</b> <BR> <BR> From reading your responses on the Week One General Discussion message board, many of you are working hard at integrating healthy habits into your lives. <BR> <BR> This challenge is unlike the other challenges in that we are working on changing our behavior, much like peeling back the layers to determine w... Sun, 9 May 2010 11:08:26 EST Hello, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33972946 My habbit is to make sure i drink 2 litres of water a day. Not drinking enough at the min. Fri, 7 May 2010 08:00:13 EST Hello from Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33971034 Hello everyone, my name is Amy. I came across this team and immediately liked the idea of it. I'm trying to build healthy habits, so I thought this would be the perfect place for me to do so. So far I'm completed a 21 day streak of drinking at least 64 oz of water, now I'm working on a new 21 day streak of eating my five servings of fruits/veggies daily in addition to drinking my water. The streaks really do seem to work and keep me motivated. I'm looking forward to this team and getting to k... Fri, 7 May 2010 04:47:15 EST Love the challenge idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33911445 I joined SP 22 days ago and have done really well using the site, tracking nutrition and drinking water. I have not been able to get my duff in gear to start exercising. So I thought that might be a great challenge for me. Let's see what happens! Tue, 4 May 2010 16:45:36 EST A Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33910153 Hi. I'm new to SparkPeople but looking forward to finding the me that is hiding somewhere under this excess 100 pounds! <em>334</em> <BR> My doctor called yesterday to tell me that I was pre-diabetic and that seriously tackling my weight issue is now a matter of supreme importance. I think that this news has sufficiently scared me into realizing that I can't continue the status quo. Hoping that SP will be one of the tools in my arsenal to help me along this journey. Tue, 4 May 2010 15:46:01 EST scared, need motivation and trying to be more posi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33909292 Hello sparks friends. <BR> I'm fairly new to this. I joined a few weeks ago and was on here for the first week but then nothing. I need help and many support friends to motivate me. I just started working out and have done pretty good with that but have many body issues, like inflamation all over,I also have depression and fall backwards too often. Like just now I made something I had over the weekend and ate the entire bowl. So I'm just saying to you all please help me to get to where many o... Tue, 4 May 2010 15:07:27 EST HI!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33906714 Hello All!!! My names Naomi and Im new to Spark and so far I LOVE LOVE LOVE it...it has helped me boost my awareness and workouts and that is definitly something I need. Im am looking forward to all this site has to offer and for my success story... Tue, 4 May 2010 13:17:13 EST Hello all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33893221 Hi!! <BR> <BR> So, I joined this team because I feel like healthy habits never stick with me. I start with intents like " I will DRINK my 8 glasses of water" and "I'm gonna do Yoga stretches every morning" or "When I go out to eat, I'll ask for a box right away".. They never stick. I like the idea of starting small.. and changing habits that maybe I don't realize are there. :) I'm ready for the challenge to beat my bad habit of not sticking with good habits. <BR> <BR> D Mon, 3 May 2010 23:15:23 EST Hi, everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33870340 Here's to hoping that this challenge will FINALLY get me to drink 8 8 ounce glasses of water each day. Drinking very little of anything is probably my worst health habit. (See my blog "I've Always Been a Camel".) I am going to try something new: I will try to go through 8 "glasses" each day, but will start with the glasses at 3 ounces each, then next week up them to 4, etc. <BR> Wish me luck! <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 3 May 2010 08:15:06 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33842135 My name's Jessica. I'm back on Spark for like the third time. And it works every time... but I stop too early and lose motivation. I just had a baby 5.5 months ago and have only 6lbs to go to get to pre-pregnancy weight but a long way to go after that to get to a healthy weight. I'm focusing more on getting healthy than losing weight though, that seems to help more and stick with me longer. Moving more, eating better- that sort of thing :) I think my habit I want to change is eating in front ... Sat, 1 May 2010 21:38:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33831432 Hello - newbie just joined Spark today and thought I would go for this challenge as a way of motivating myself. My goal is a Healthy Lifestyle which includes some weight loss but I am not obsessed with weight. More interested in fitness and healthy eating. Right now I juice everyday including wheat grass and try to keep to more of a vegetarian / vegan diet though occasionally I like some fish and white meat. <BR> <BR> I live in South Florida Sat, 1 May 2010 11:03:51 EST Hi everyone :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33826136 Hello to everyone here at Sparkle. I am new to all of this and I hope that we will all continue to fight for our goals. Stay positive and look forward! I am deff looking forward to my new journey, and could deff use your support. If you need anything, I am here for you. :D -Dara Sat, 1 May 2010 02:23:01 EST Week One Challenge Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x33824792 Here's to making new healthy habits and shedding the not so healthy ones! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARKING! <BR> <BR> Coach Nancy Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:59:36 EST Week One Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x33824615 <em>227</em> <b>PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ON THIS FORUM. THANK YOU!</b> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> One of my favorite quotes regarding habits goes back thousands of years to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. It reads: <BR> <BR> <i><b>" We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit"</i></b> <BR> <BR> But how do we build healthy habits when so many of us have lived a lifetime formulating unhealthy habits which is how we got to this point in our lif... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 23:50:38 EST TIME TO GET SERIOUS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33762281 Hi I am new to the team. I really need to get myself together. I made a goal of reaching my goal weight by my upcoming birthday. Well I just had to change my goal for next feb. Time to kick it up a notch. <BR> <BR> I've been here a while. I am married with 3 kids one of them is about to graduate this year GOD willing. and my next to the older boy will be a rising senior and I have a soon to be 13 y/o who has special needs. I am a SAHM so I am busy. But I need to take time for me. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:29:12 EST Floor exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x33750092 My issue is with getting a workout at home. Floor exercise I feel like I have 2 left feet. I cant keep up with the workouts on tv. I have no idea how to do them. I know I can do simple free weight workouts on my own but I want to be able to move faster and feel part of a group. Any tips? Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:19:46 EST Post your habits here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42046x33737821 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> We are still a few days away from beginning a challenge I hope will transform your life. If you have not read the Weekly Team Challenge, please do so now. <BR> <BR> For me, my habits are as follows: <BR> <BR> Week 1-Work on getting 8 hours of sleep per night <BR> Week 2-Ask myself before I eat-Am I really hungry? Or am I eating out of stress, boredom, loneliness, sadness, etc, etc. <BR> Week 3-Be more consistent with my strength training <BR> Week 4-Limit my non-work c... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:52:22 EST Get Ready to Rumble: Please Read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15268x42046x33737494 <b>PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS POST HERE. USE THE GENERAL DISCUSSION FORUM. THANK YOU!</b> <BR> <BR> My running coach once told me--"In order to break a habit and replace it with a new one, you must constantly make yourself aware of everything that you do, until one day you no longer have to think, you just do." In other words, habits are built from repetition--doing the same thing over and over until we no longer have to think, it just comes to us instinctively. <BR> <BR> Habits are th... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:39:32 EST Quotes to inspire healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15267x42046x33737411 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Some of the greatest inspiration I get from others come from the words of great men and women who traveled this journey years before me. Below are a few of my favorite inspirational quotes regarding habits. Feel free to use them in your daily lives to get you through those tough times! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SPARKING! <BR> Nancy <BR> <BR> "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 11:36:26 EST A big time coke drinker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33632221 Day one of my coke free diet hmmm its really hard!! <em>234</em> Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:47:59 EST Making changes one step at a time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33525780 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Instead of dieting I am tying to change my habits and cut carbs. <BR> <BR> I am excited to find this team I need all the support I can get and find friends in the same boat!! Sun, 18 Apr 2010 16:29:59 EST Drinking water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33519378 I am struggling so to drink 8 glasses of water per day. I do the first 4 pretty good especially on a warm day but that second 4 seems like 50. Any suggestions for getting in 4 more glasses of water per day? I have been able to cut back on the amount of Pepsi I drink which is a good goal in itself, but I really would like to make drinking eight 8-oz glasses of water a true habit that is as easy as walking or tying my shoes, or other habits I do daily. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:53:31 EST Challenge to Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33414810 Hoping by challenging myself I can get back on track. I just can't seem to get myself moving after putting in an 8 hour shift on my feet. Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:29:16 EST I am ready to do something about it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42046x33413695 Hello, everybody! My name is Sheila and I now live in Columbia, Missouri. I found this website thanks to my sister and find it to be a gem of a find. I have 2 kiddos, a full-time job and a hectic busy schedule with extra curriculars... but wait nowadays who doesn't most often. I want to do something for me and this is going to be it. I have lost the pounds before and I have found them again - what a yo-yo world I have led. I am getting dizzy and now have migraines from it... I wish tha... Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:31:44 EST