SparkPeople (((( Sending Healthy Vibes! )))) Team Messageboard We are a fun, feel-good team of people who are ready and willing to join in supporting each other in living a healthy life style. SparkPeople (((( Sending Healthy Vibes! )))) Team Messageboard A summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:55:54 EST Take it or leave it? Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:41:35 EST dental work Hi, what a way not to eat much, having tons of dental work, lost 11 pounds so far. <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>30</em> Nice way to kick start weight loss;*) Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:35:44 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:08:20 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:46:54 EST Share Encouragement Today!! This week let's focus on supporting each other!!! <BR> <BR> Life is always easier with support and encouragement. Let's get to know each other and let each other know we are here for you and others. <BR> <BR> Reach out to someone and offer support, encouragement or celebrate achievements. <BR> <BR> Here are some ideas~ <BR> <BR> ~Send a goodie <BR> ~Write on their sparkpage <BR> ~Send a sparkmail <BR> ~Respond to a post <BR> ~Comment on a Blog <BR> ~Contact someone you haven't seen around... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 12:31:54 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:36:14 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:19:50 EST What Are You Doing To Be Healthier? What does being healthy or healthier mean to you? What are you doing to get closer to this goal? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:44:06 EST Weekly Challenge Sept. 22 --Sept. 28 Two-fold challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Post on huddle board daily <BR> 2. Post on at least one team thread daily <BR> <BR> Of course, if you come back and post here that you posted on the huddle have done both challenges. <em>334</em> <em>246</em> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:02:04 EST Motivational Quotes...Post Yours Here Quotations are words of wisdom... let's share our favorite motivational quotes. Please remember to give credit to the speaker, if it is known. <BR> <BR> The idea here is to possibly use some of these powerful words when spreading our positive vibes to friends and fellow sparkers. <BR> <BR> <BR> Simply hit "reply" and add some of your favorite quotations.... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:10:44 EST What Is Your Mood Today? Remember the mood ring??? Here is the color and their meaning...which one are you today??? <BR> <BR> <BR> Red - Energy, excited, adventurous. <BR> Black - Stressed, nervous, tense. <BR> Blue - Calm, relaxed, lovable. <BR> Dark yellow - Unsettled, mixed emotions. <BR> Grey - Very nervous, anxious. <BR> Pink - Fear, uncertain. <BR> Orange - Daring, stimulating. <BR> Brown - Restless. <BR> Bright Yellow - Imaginative. <BR> Purple - Clarity, sensual. <BR> Green - Normal, average. <BR> White - B... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:07:14 EST Chain Reaction Each player posts two words that go together, but he must use the second word that the last player posted and a new word that he thinks of himself. For example, "French bread," "bread pudding," "pudding cake." <BR> <BR> So here goes..... <BR> <BR> night time Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:58:12 EST Share a goodie on 0 We begin with "1" and the next friend to reply, replies with 2 etc.... <BR> WHEN your reply (number) ends with a "0" --go to another Member's page and give them a goodie on their page! <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a way to get to learn about a member and/or encourage them. That's part of what our team is about. <BR> <BR> So, get on your mark, get set...and let's go! Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:33:53 EST Just To Let You Know <em>215</em> Just to let know.... <BR> <BR> Leaving in a little while.....I will be away for 3 days. I wish each of you a good week. See you when I get back! Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:53:16 EST What's Happening... ...Challenge This challenge is a little different. We face troubles, diappointments & struggles every day. Sometimes it's overwhelming to just be alive. Even though these troubles come our way, we also have many good things happening to us. So on this challenge, I want you to list EVERY day something good that happened to you. <BR> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:03:13 EST September Celebratio s....Share Yours with Us! September Celebrations...Post birthdays, anniversaries or whatever for us to share with you! Sat, 7 Sep 2013 14:16:31 EST What Physical Activity Did You Do Today? Post any physical activity that you did matter for how long. It ALL counts! <BR> Sat, 7 Sep 2013 13:09:55 EST Name of U.S. State Capitol Name of the Capitol of One of the 50 States. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:15:33 EST S is for September and What Else? Post any word that starts with the letter S. Let's see what we can come up with. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:12:04 EST "U" turn We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:54:31 EST What Did U Do That Was/Is Healthy Today? Post whatever you did today that was healthy. Eat, drink, exercise, less stress....whatever. <em>306</em> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 18:39:32 EST August puzzle <link><BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:58:31 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:13:38 EST Stop by & Leave a "Hi" or Chat Stop by as as often as you can and let us know how you are doing. I realize that we all have very busy lives, but, sometimes just a <em>213</em> will let us know that you are still around. Share with us what is going on in your lives. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:39:03 EST Weekly Challenge July 28--August 3 Name One! <BR> <BR> If you're like me, you have more than one area that you need to work on (be it nutrition, exercise or chore list, etc.), But, this week we will concentrate on one area (if you do more...that's great!) <BR> <BR> Name on thing that you will work on this week.....then, come back and post a <em>248</em> or whatever you did! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:32:37 EST NSV (Non Scale Victory) Sometimes we get so focused on what the scale is doing up, down or nothing. We cannot live by the scale alone. What about other positives. Do you have some non scale victories? Why don't you share some of your non scale victories here. <BR> <BR> Might be a good motivating factor for you during a down time or motivating for a team mate!! Sat, 27 Jul 2013 08:52:07 EST Summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:20:47 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:04:13 EST A Memorial Day puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:52:56 EST Recipe Share: Weight Watchers I recently started Weight Watchers and I'm looking for some new recipes; anyone else a WW member with any ideas? Mon, 13 May 2013 14:45:29 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:14:44 EST A puzzle for Saturday <link> </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:38:57 EST What Do You Want To See on This Team? Post your ideas for the team! Sun, 21 Apr 2013 21:16:49 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:28:10 EST ABC's of Health pick a letter, add something healthy that begins with that letter, copy the whole message and post. <BR> <BR> A <BR> <BR> B <BR> <BR> C <BR> <BR> D <BR> <BR> E <BR> <BR> F <BR> <BR> G <BR> <BR> H <BR> <BR> I <BR> <BR> J <BR> <BR> K <BR> <BR> L <BR> <BR> M <BR> <BR> N <BR> <BR> O <BR> <BR> P <BR> <BR> Q <BR> <BR> U <BR> <BR> R <BR> <BR> T <BR> <BR> U <BR> <BR> V <BR> <BR> W - walking <BR> <BR> X <BR> <BR> Y <BR> <BR> Z Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:41:40 EST Daily challenge Supportive Sunday <BR> Challenge today is to leave messages of support and encouragement to friends and team mates. Encouragement is the basis for this team. Find a quote, give a goodie, give support and you will receive some in return. <BR> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:37:46 EST Playing favorites What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 11:58:22 EST It's Spring - What are you up to? today was shopping for the playset for the backyard Sat, 30 Mar 2013 21:43:22 EST How did you reduce your stress today? took a nap Sat, 30 Mar 2013 21:40:57 EST Bird is the word There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:23:06 EST Fresh Veggies or Fruits? zucchini and corn Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:34:37 EST Exercise looking into using the gym's equiptment for strenth training Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:33:41 EST An Easter puzzle <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:56:38 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:52:44 EST What's Cooking? What are you cooking tonight? Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:53:45 EST Have you tried something new? I am into the veggie chips right now! Take the place of chips and get in some veggies. Not as healthy as the actual veggie but better than potato chips. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:52:48 EST March Chat What is going on in your part of the world? Let's open a thread to have discussions about things we are doing or need help with. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 19:51:14 EST Weekly Goal My goal this week is: <BR> <BR> to get up on snooze button Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:39:06 EST Random Acts of Kindness Complete a random act of kindness each day. Could be a simple smile or a hug that someome needs. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:38:07 EST "Me" Time What did you do for yourself today? Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:36:35 EST Let's Chat! This is a thread to talk about how we are doing or challenges we are having or about whatever you need to talk about. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:34:54 EST Place names "end to end" Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:35:20 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:53:43 EST A Valentine puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:40:03 EST How much did you drink today? I have cut back so maybe 32 oz. flavored water and tea Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:55:24 EST Did You Support Someone Today? I gave away my mystery chocolate (mystery because they were left on my desk) Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:54:07 EST What protein did you have today? egg, roast beef, chicken Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:52:14 EST Blue "J" Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:48:55 EST Manmade objects A to Z Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:29:23 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:37:59 EST Sleep Time <em>102</em> How many hours did you get last night? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:14:04 EST Move it, Move it Show us what you did by using emoticons each day. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:12:49 EST What fruit and veggies did you eat today? On going thread to list your fruits and veggies each day. We might get ideas for new ones from each other. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:10:43 EST January 11 Daily Challlenge To become healthy, we need to reduce stress. This is something I need to work on so the challenge today is to take some time and breathe. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:40:26 EST January 9 Challenge Yesterday you pampered yourself. Today work it! Move it! Turn on some music and dance like no one is watching! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 20:45:36 EST January 8 Challenge Easy day....pamper yourself. Take a bubble bath, give yourself a pedicure or a manicure. Treat yourself a little. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:17:58 EST Challenge for January 7 Hopefully you drank your water yesterday. Today it's "I'm not taking it anymore!" What are you wanting to give up? What is it that you aren't going to take any more and what are you going to do about it? Does it work with your goals for the year? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:39:57 EST January 6 Challenge Water day! Drink your eight glasses today! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 20:31:48 EST School subjects A to Z There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:26:18 EST ABC Work Out Songs ABC, 123 Fri, 4 Jan 2013 21:37:37 EST January 5 Challenge It's Bean Day! Beans are full of fiber so have some today! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:48:46 EST ABC Healthy Foods Avocado Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:01:43 EST Trivia Day Challenge - January 4 Play the trivia game on Spark and post your scores! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:59:10 EST Festival of Sleep Day No, you are not dreaming. But, perhaps you should be. Festival of Sleep Day is today. It is an opportunity to sleep in, snooze, doze, nap, and catch 40 winks. <BR> <BR> We feel this is the perfect date for Festival of Sleep Day. The holidays are over...Wow, weren't they exhausting! It's cold and snowy.... time to hibernate. And, why not re-charge the batteries as a new year of school and work begins? <BR> <BR> Festival of Sleep Day is a favorite holiday to catch up on a little sleep. Whet... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 20:56:12 EST January Hello Team! <em>412</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:21:05 EST January 2 Challenge It's Boo Boo Bear's Birthday! Your challenge today is to post greetings on at least 5 friends' pages using the bear emoticon. <BR> <BR> example: It's Boo Boo Bear's Birthday, so instead of a picnic basket I am sending you (((HEALTHY))) vibes with this <em>174</em> . give him a squeeze when you feel you need to eat something not so healthy today! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:11:49 EST Happy New Year! Day one of your new or continued goals. Hope you broke them down to doable steps - mine is to lose half a pound on average per week....on average cause it doesn't always measure out equally! I reset my weight ticker on my page so I will be accountable on the site. So next Monday, I should lose half a pound. Honesty and accountablity are important. <BR> So what is your first small step? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:46:23 EST Make up your mind day! December 31 Make Up Your Mind Day is a very decisive day. All during the year, you've put on hold, many issues and decisions. Eventually, they need to be resolved and decided upon. Well, today is the day. It's not a day to procrastinate. It's not a day to put off making a decision. If you are going to make up your mind this year, you'd better do it real soon. And, when you think about it, isn't it a great idea to clean the slate in advance of the new year!? <BR> <BR> <BR> You may want to begin, by mak... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:11:21 EST Break it Down! Yesterday you wrote down your break them down into small steps. <BR> <BR> To lose 20 pounds by this time next year is 1.5 pounds per month. That is less than half a pound per week, so that is my small step. On average, I will work hard on losing a half pound per week during 2013. <BR> <BR> To help with this, I will track my food, exercise, and stop the excuses. <BR> <BR> To manage goals, make weekly objectives to meet. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:33:11 EST New Year New Goals Challenge Today I want you to list your goal for the year - long term goals. <BR> <BR> This time next year I want to have lost 20 pounds. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:24:56 EST December 28 Daily Challenge We have started drinking water (or other fluid), tracking our food, so today exercise! Move it somehow. I plan on walking. Mostly inside because of the weather, but track your fitness today! Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:26:31 EST December 27 Daily Challenge Yesterday was to drink water (or any other fluid). Today get back on track by tracking what you eat. See where you can improve. See where you are doing well. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:06:05 EST Return of the Daily Challenge Today it is back to basics - water! Flush your system of the past few days of salt and other things. Make sure you are drinking water, and a little extra to help with the bloating! Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:21:54 EST A Christmas puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:10:12 EST December 16 Daily Challenge Monday - Make a new friend today. Read a blog and comment on it. Add someone as a friend. It will mean more support for you. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:40:50 EST December 16 Daily Challenge Sneaky Sunday - sneak in some extra exercise today....mine will be cleaning my house! Sat, 15 Dec 2012 20:52:45 EST December 15 Daily Challenge Salad Saturday - eat a lot of veggies today and one good way to do that is to eat salads. Enjoy! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:23:14 EST December 14 Daily Challenge Make a list of healthy habits that you started this past year and look how far you have come. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:33:34 EST December 11 Daily Challenge 'tis the season of goodies in the work place. I won't ask you deny yourself, but limit yourself to one goodie. Choose the very best and enjoy every bite! Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:04:26 EST December 10 Daily Challenge Tis the season of flu and colds,so today's challenge is wash your hands as often as you can! Sun, 9 Dec 2012 20:11:00 EST Tips for Winter Blues SAD It's that time of year when we yearn for the sun. But some people have to deal with depression on top of sugar cookie overload. Find out more. I've posted a blog about SAD. Knowing what it is can help you give those Healthy Vibes to more people. <BR> <em>442</em> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 22:22:20 EST December 7 Daily Challenge Let's put on some rock and roll Christmas music - Rockin' around the Christmas tree - and put your dancing shoes on! Let's move to the season. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 22:17:25 EST December 6 Daily Challenge focus on your non-food traditions today. make sure the ones that mean the most to you are ready. share if you want. Wed, 5 Dec 2012 20:24:08 EST December 5 Daily Challenge Today make your list for Santa. Dream big! If you could have anything what would it be? Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:35:40 EST December 4 Daily Challenge Fiber...something we need for our bodies. Are you getting enough? Did you know it is something you can track on your food tracker? Just go the the bottom of your tracker, edit nutritional goals and add fiber. It makes it very easy to track all kinds of nutrients! Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:31:58 EST December 3 Daily Challenge This is a time of year where we tend to over do things. So your challenge is to make a list and see what you can do ahead of time. Get your calendar in order and plan. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:22:04 EST December Hellos <em>446</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:19:50 EST December 2 Daily Challenge Eat a rainbow. Fruits and veggies eat different colors to get different nutrients. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:08:20 EST Saturday Silliness 12/1 What's winter like where you live? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate either Christmas or Hanukkah? <BR> <BR> Do you like snow? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite cold-weather food? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone skiing or ice skating? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:11:19 EST December 1 Daily Challenge Staying healthy.....what does that mean to you? What is healthy? Is it being a certain weight? Is it getting good blood work results? Is it not being sick? Let the team know what healthy means to you either by posting here or through a blog. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:51:14 EST November 30 Daily Challenge End of the month. What will be your focus next month? Manage stress? Maintain? Exercise? I am going to try to manage my stress level this month. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:54:02 EST November 28 Daily Challenge Take care of your skin. Moisturize daily. Winter is coming and your skin needs protection as well. Healthy vibes to all. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:58:12 EST November 27 Daily Challenge It is giving Tuesday. The season of giving is here. I heard on the news that Tuesday is A Day for Giving. Do something. Give a toy to Toys for Tots, give at your grocery store, take a name from an angel tree. Give to the Red Cross. Give to United Way. Just give of yourself and volunteer some time to an organization. Give a little and together it adds up. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:34:12 EST November 26 Daily Challenge Today your challenge is to eat at least 4 servings of veggies! Come back and let us know you completed the challenge. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:13:57 EST November 25 Daily Challenge Who have you helped today? Have you given anyone a little praise for doing something? Have you sent a message of hope? When we help lift other's spirits, we lift our own. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:53:44 EST November 24 Daily Challenge Rest and sleep. Both are important to your health so make sure you are getting enough sleep and rest during this season of rush and tons of things we think we have to do. Take things one at a time and pace yourself. Get your rest and your body will thank you for it. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:32:08 EST November 23 Daily Challenge Fantastic Friday! Work off that Thanksgiving meal! Be fantastic and strong. Track and water along with exercise will help work off the extra you ate yesterday. Just remember - no guilt - we are allowed to indulge once in a while! Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:32:57 EST November 21 Daily Challenge Make your plan for tomorrow! Decide in advance what foods you want to indulge in and which foods you can live without! Make a plan, make your choices, live with your choices and no guilt allowed. Remember tomorrow is about what you are thankful thankful for your health and allow a little indulgence. <BR> <em>428</em> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:49:59 EST November 20 Daily Challenge One part of being healthy is to drink plenty of fluids. Water is best, but anything that is low calorie is okay. Stay away from soft drinks and lots of juice. Watch what you put in your tea and coffee. See if you can drink your 8 glasses today! Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:20:52 EST Step by Step What did you do to make today a little healthier? We move to healthier little by little so post your healthy step today. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:21:07 EST November 19 Daily Challenge Move it Monday! See how much you can move today! Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:37:12 EST November 18 Daily Challenge Sunday is a day of rest and family. So rest and spend time with family. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 21:15:00 EST Double letter words A to Z Cheerfully cribbed from another team. <BR> <BR> allow Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:26:16 EST November 17 Daily Challenge It is National Take a Hike Day so your challenge is to take a hike or at least a walk! Enjoy! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:10:05 EST November 16 Daily Challenge It's Friday! Let's celebrate with each other. Send goodies to 5 team members and spread some cheer. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:45:55 EST November 15 Daily Challenge Random acts of kindness. Believe me you don't know the power of a kind word for another person. Hand them out freely today! Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:02:48 EST November 14 Daily Challenge It is hump day! the week is half over and your challenge is to move it, move it. Any way you want. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:33:39 EST November 13 Daily Challenge Today is a day of fruits and vegetables. Eat at least 5 servings. You can do it. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:20:48 EST November 12 Daily Challenge Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is today. It's a celebration about you. <BR> <BR> <BR> According to the creators of the book series of the same name, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day was created as ".... a celebration of who you are, where you've been, where you're going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there!" <BR> <BR> So who are you, where are you going, and who will share your journey with you? Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:34:53 EST November 11 Daily Challenge Say thank you to a Vet! Thank them for your freedom and rights. They fought for your right to complain or disagree with your government so when you see someone in uniform or someone you know served in the military, just say thank you. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:25:05 EST Thanksgiving dinner game Let's come up with all kinds of great stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, traditional or not! <BR> <BR> Turkey (duh) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:21:20 EST November 9 Daily Challenge Fantastic Friday! Let's have some fun with exercise today. Play with your kids for a while. Thu, 8 Nov 2012 21:39:03 EST November 8 Daily Challenge Thank a parent for being their child's first teacher. Let's keep the parents involved in their child's education. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:16:11 EST November 7 Daily Challenge Water Wednesday! Drink your water today. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 20:27:13 EST November 6 Daily Challenge GO VOTE! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:39:00 EST November 5 Daily Challenge Watching about the damage caused by Sandy, I am asking the team to give to the Red Cross. I know the Kroger stores are asking people to round up their payments. Anything you can give is help to our friends and neighbors. Money is what helps the most. Any amount helps! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:51:22 EST November 4 Daily Challenge Today's challenge is to get all of your clocks and watches reset! I always find one or two that I miss on the time change. Use that extra hour today to do something for yourself! Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:35:48 EST A pretty puzzle You can change the cut to make it as easy or as hard as you like. Enjoy! Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:53:28 EST Nov. 3 Daily Challenge What are you thankful for today? Fri, 2 Nov 2012 21:20:44 EST November 2 Daily Challenge It's cookie monster day! Let's give out virtual cookies to friends and team members! <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:07:18 EST November Hellos <em>430</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:26:48 EST November 1 Daily Challenge New month, new commitment, new goal! Post 1 goal that you are going to concentrate on this month. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:14:32 EST October 31 Daily Challenge Natural challenge today......limit candy intake. Give it out and get it out of the house! <BR> <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>333</em> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:59:51 EST October 30 Daily Challenge Spread some sunshine! We all need sunshine this week so spread some messages using different sunny emoticons or send some sunshine goodies. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:45:16 EST October 29 Dailly Challenge - Measure Me Monday Here at ((( SSV! ))) the last Monday of every month is "Measure Me" Monday! <BR> <BR> The challenge will be in two parts. Part one is to take your measurements and record them in your "Weigh-in & Other Measurements" tracker. Consider measuring your waist, hips, neck, thigh, calf, and upper arm. <BR> <BR> Part two is to send a reminder to at least three people, reminding them that the scale isn't the only way to see progress.... taking body measurements and seeing the inches lost can also be... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 19:00:15 EST October 28 Daily Challenge Family time today. That's the challenge. Spend time with your family. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 19:56:32 EST Spooky Saturday Silliness 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume? If so, which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> 5. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:28:32 EST October 27 Daily Challenge National Chocolate day! Challenge today is to give a chocolate goodie or a message with chocolate emoticons. This way we enjoy the chocolate without the calories. Then you need to come back and <em>493</em> (spread the chocolate) Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:34:44 EST October 26 Daily Challenge It is National Sleep in Day. Now I can't sleep in tomorrow but I can make sure I get enough sleep tonight. So that is the challenge - make sure you are getting enough sleep tonight! Then come back and let us know you did. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:59:48 EST October 25 Make a Difference Challenge How can you make a difference in someone's life? Each one of us can change a person's life and not even know it. Today your challenge is to try to lift someone up and change their mood. Then just post a <em>248</em> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:01:59 EST October 24th Daily Challenge It is Wacky Wednesday! Do something different today. Try something food, new exercise, new way to work. Then come back and tell us what you did. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:09:06 EST Daily Challenge Oct. 23 Thirsty Tuesday Thirsty Tuesday means drink up! Make sure you get your 8 glasses of water in! Water is the best, but any fluid counts towards the total. Come back and post your completion of the challenge! Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:46:15 EST How many points until your next trophy? 6,094 Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:26:36 EST total points earned today How many total points did you earn today? Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:25:32 EST October 22 Daily Challenge Do some weight training today. Build your bones up and prevent osteoporosis. Please come back here and give us an emoticon on how you did. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:24:11 EST Seven-letter words The title says it all -- how many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> concert Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:24:06 EST Saturday Silliness 10/6 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite kind of soup? <BR> <BR> 3. What was your first car? <BR> <BR> 4. How many siblings do you have? <BR> <BR> 5. Are you a fan of any sports teams? If so, which one(s)? Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:43:43 EST Daily Question In your opinion, which type of cuisine offers the healthiest meal options? <BR> <BR> Chinese/Japanese <BR> Indian <BR> Mexican <BR> Mediterranean <BR> American <BR> Ethiopian <BR> Italian <BR> Other <BR> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:42:02 EST Daily Tip Maintain an upbeat attitude. Healthy habits should be fun. If you're havinga good time, your kids will also look forward to nutrition and fitness instead of dreading it. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:19:52 EST Be creative with veggies! Call on your creativity. Keep coming up with new and interesting ways to get those fruits and veggies. You'll be on your way to 5 a day (or more) in no time! Try a veggie you never had before! You might be surprised that you like it! Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:29:43 EST October Hellos <em>431</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 23:22:40 EST Movies "by the numbers" We're looking for movies with numbers in the title. Forms of numbers, like "first," etc. also count. There are a lot, so let's work our brains (or Google!) and come up with a lot. <BR> <BR> The Magnificent Seven Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:49:05 EST Prepare some Veggies Challenge Prep ahead of time. Wash, slice, and dice as many as you can. Store your prepared produce in clear containers at the front of your fridge. This way you'll see it and can easily reach for quick snacks and meals. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:00:29 EST Saturday Silliness 9/22 Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> If you're American, who was President the year you were born? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's a fashion you wish would die forever? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:39:02 EST September Saturday Silliness What do you like best about autumn? <BR> <BR> How was your summer? <BR> <BR> Are you or anyone else in your house going back tro school? <BR> <BR> It's the start of football season! Are you a fan? <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:32:34 EST Classic games No joystick, controller or "system." How many classic card, board and playground games can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Chess Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:34:31 EST "Do" tell We're looking for words with the syllable "do" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> bulldozer <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:13:32 EST September Hi's <em>465</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:43:56 EST Goodie Game I think we all know how this one works, but I want to have a twist on the game. Every tenth person gives someone a goodie. <BR> <BR> So I will post a 1, next person 2, next person 3 and so on to 10 - that person gives someone a goodie, next person is 11, up to 20 and that person gives a goodie to someone. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Will you play? Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:00:19 EST Motivation For All To participate in this thread, pick a member and send some support in the form of a goodie or a comment on their page. We all need encouragement daily and your comment might be the one good thing that happened to that person all day. <BR> <BR> And the best part is this is a random act of kindness! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:54:59 EST Are "U" ready? Easy -- we're looking for words that start with "u." <BR> <BR> utter Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:04:08 EST Motivational Quotes The body achieves what the mind believes. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:17:05 EST Sending Skinny Vibes To: I am thinking about having a member each day selected for well wishes, goodies, and special recognition. <BR> If you are interested in this idea, please respond to this thread. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:12:06 EST Today is Spark Motivator Monday! SPARK Motivator Monday! <BR> There are so many positive, successful members of Sparkpeople. Many have received the honored distinction of being an official Sparkpeople motivator. You can easily identify them, as they have earned a special logo where the pull-down menu would be on their Sparkpage. <BR> <BR> ***** Your challenge for today is to pay tribute to those who you think are worthy of this honor. Nominate 5 people as Sparkpeople Motivators…. <BR> <BR> How to: <BR> <BR> On left hand ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 21:09:30 EST Supportive Sunday Challenge today is to give someone some support today. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:21:26 EST Three-word phrases A to Z Simple. If, for instance, my letter was R I could say "read a book" and the next person could say "set a date." Okay, let's go! <BR> <BR> any day now Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:23:13 EST Easy green day Eat something green! Try to make it something besides lettuce! Fri, 17 Aug 2012 22:00:45 EST Red Day Challenge to eat red things today. How creative can you be? Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:46:17 EST National Orange Day Your challenge today is to eat orange food! Could be fruit or veggies. See how many orange things you can eat. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:37:35 EST Wacky Wednesday Mix things up today. Try something new in your routine. Go faster or go further. Do more or go heavier. <BR> <BR> Don't know if anyone is participating in the challenges, but I will keep posting them for as long as I can think of things to do. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:33:52 EST Tracking Tuesday Today's challenge is to track what you eat! Please be honest and weigh and measure everything. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:19:51 EST Move it Monday! Move it today! Anyway possible...put on some music and dance, go to the gym, take a walk, climb steps. Your choice - just move. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:46:03 EST 8-11 Super Saturday A super challenge today.....who would you say is your super supporter? Have you let them know? Well that is your challenge today....let them know that you appreciate them today. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:12:24 EST 8-10 S'mores Day It's s'mores day! So do s'more exercise today. Try to sneak in an extra 10 minutes somewhere during your day. Thu, 9 Aug 2012 19:59:06 EST 8-9 National Farmer's Market Day Challenge today is to eat local veggies and fruit. If you can support your local farmer's, the better the challenge is. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:14:46 EST 8-7 Tracking Tuesday Today's challenge is to track your food. People who track accurately do better. Weigh and measure please. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 20:17:17 EST 8-6 Exercise with your child Today is National Exercise with your child day. Don't have a child...exercise the child within you! Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:54:10 EST 8-5 Friendship Day Challenge Friendship Day is a day to nurture relationships, new and old. It's a really easy and fun day to celebrate. <BR> <BR> <BR> Start the day by getting in touch with some old friends. Start early. Chances are, they know it's Friendship Day. You want to beat them to the punch, and contact them first. Phone calls, emails, Ecards, are great tools. See if you can make plans for lunch today, or some other day (soon). <BR> <BR> <BR> Then, catch up to some of your current pals and buddies. Make s... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 22:04:43 EST Song titles A to Z How many song titles IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER can we come up with? <BR> <BR> All the Time (Johnny Mathis) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:16:45 EST 8-4 National Chocolate Chip Day Don't give in and eat real chocolate chips but you can send a chocolate goodie or encouraging message using emoticons. <BR> <BR> This is an example: <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <BR> Happy Chocolate Chip Day! While a little chocolate is good for you, remember everything in moderation! Take it one day at a time and you will reach your goal! <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 20:12:41 EST Daily Challenge Returns!!!! !!!!!!!!!!! Aug. 3 During August we will work on sleep! Sleep is very important for weight loss. So your tip and challenge is to: <BR> Keep a sleep schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same times every day--including weekends. You'll fall asleep faster and have more energy each day. Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:10:17 EST August Hi's <em>213</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:04:03 EST Send Someone Some Support Challenge Our team is based on supporting each other and challenging ourselves. I am giving you the challenge of sending at least one person support either through their Spark Page or by sending a goodie to cheer them on. Just stop back here and give us a <em>248</em> to encourage others to do the same. (((Skinny Vibes))) Mon, 30 Jul 2012 06:43:46 EST Things that make us smile How many things give us a big grin? Let's list as many as we can. <BR> <BR> Playing with kittens. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:11:07 EST Count Your Steps Daily Challenge Starting a new school year and I wear my pedometer during the school year. I thought it might be a good idea to get back in the habit and make a challenge out of it for the team. Let's see how many steps we walk each day. Come back here daily and post your final number of steps. Happy walking! Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:26:03 EST Saturday Silliness, foodie edition Do you like to cook? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked? If you're a vegetarian, what is your favorite entree? <BR> <BR> What's a bad food habit you're struggling with? <BR> <BR> What foods are you picky about? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer sweet or savory? Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:41:46 EST Take a Quiz and Report This thread is for you to tell the team what quiz you took and how you did. You can take a quiz every day and earn 5 points! Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:42:07 EST How Did You Do On Trivia Today? Instead of a daily challenge, I thought we could do something easier on everyone. So on this thread, post how well you did on the trivia game each day. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:40:27 EST 7-20 National Lollipop Day Today is National Lollipop Day! What is your favorite lollipop flavor? What memories does it bring back? Enjoy the day! Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:28:06 EST 7-19 Thank You Thursday Take today to thank someone who has helped you by supporting you, cheering you on, or pulling you back on track. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:35:24 EST 7-18 Walking Wednesday Today's challenge is to take a walk! Take a friend, go by yourself, or take your dog; but go for a walk. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:08:57 EST 7-17 Let's Talk Ice Cream Today is National Peach Ice Cream day! Everything in moderation so go enjoy a small scoop of ice cream! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:16:38 EST 7-16 National Hug Your Kid Day Today's challenge is to not only hug your kid, but to play with your kid and if you don't have a kid, just play like one anyway! Remind others to do the same or just send them virtual hugs to cheer them on their way! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:25:36 EST 7-15 Sparking Sunday! Spread the Spark today! Either on message boards, friend feeds, or just being active on Spark today! Sat, 14 Jul 2012 20:14:13 EST Right now... What's your weather? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet? <BR> <BR> What, if anything, are you eating/drinking? <BR> <BR> What do you hear? <BR> <BR> How do you feel? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:35:01 EST 7-14 Fiber Saturday I don't know about you, but I need to work on getting more fiber in my diet. Let's all work on that today and see if we can eat more fiber today. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:59:04 EST 7-13 Freggie Friday <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <em>267</em> <em>289</em> <BR> <BR> Today is Freggie Day. Get in your 5 servings and remind others of the same. <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <em>267</em> <em>289</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:41:00 EST 7-12 Thirsty Thursday <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> It's Thirsty Thursday my friends! Make sure you are drinking enough fluid and remind your friends to do the same! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 19:19:51 EST 7-11 Cheer up the lonely Today's challenge is to cheer up the lonely. Leave secret little notes for them. Buy an inexpensive card and leave it at their door. They will feel better and so will you! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:56:12 EST 7-10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day Today we are celebrating the song "Teddy Bear picnic". You know the one: When you go out in the woods today...... To celebrate please send a message with the teddy bear emoticon or send a bear goodie to your friends. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:36:02 EST 7-9 Veggie Day Today enjoy 5 servings of fresh veggies. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 17:52:49 EST 7-8 Super Sunday Today's challenge is to super size something healthy....super size your salad, super size your workout, super size your water intake! Sat, 7 Jul 2012 20:31:51 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- words that start with "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:40:40 EST 7-7 Global Forgiveness Day Sometimes things that we haven't forgiven others for hold us back from our goals. Today forgive those who have hurt you in any way. Dig deep and find that peace inside you. I leave it up to you if you let them know about your forgiveness. I find that as long as I know, I feel better because half the time the others don't know they hurt you. <em>380</em> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 21:04:50 EST 7-6 Random Acts of Kindness Today we will practice random acts of kindness towards friends, team mates, strangers, family, co-workers. Smile, hold the door, leave a note of thanks, whatever comes to mind. Have fun spreading cheer and support around. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jul 2012 19:53:47 EST 7-5 Take Your Lunch to Work Day If you are back at work today, take your lunch to work with you. Make it super healthy, especially if you over indulged yesterday! Wed, 4 Jul 2012 20:37:53 EST 7-4 Happy 4th Enjoy the 4th. Remember all in moderation. Celebrate and thank those who keep us free! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 22:18:20 EST 7-3 Compliment Your Mirror Day Challenge today is to compliment your image in the mirror. Practicing positive self talk helps us change our mental image of ourselves. You are strong, you are beautiful, you are healthy. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:04:25 EST 7-2 National I Forgot Day Just because you have an excuse to forget something today, make sure it is not tracking, fitness, or water! Anything else goes. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 19:07:35 EST 7-1 International Joke Day Your challenge today is to share a joke with friends. Laughter is good for you. And with all the heat, fires, floods around the country, we need a good laugh. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:32:06 EST Positives A to Z We hear (and use) too many negative words, including about ourselves. Let's see how many positive adjectives, in alphabetical order, we can come up with. <BR> <BR> Awesome Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:11:21 EST July's Daily Hi's for Goodies/Support <em>252</em> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:45:11 EST 6-26 through 6-29 Think of July Goals Time to start thinking about your goals for July. <BR> How did you do on June's? <BR> What are you going to change? <BR> What did you learn? <BR> Okay that includes 4 parts so I am going to leave this challenge up until the end of the week. <BR> Good luck and reflect. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:19:10 EST 6-25 Measure Me Monday! Here at ((( SSV! ))) the last Monday of every month is "Measure Me" Monday! <BR> <BR> The challenge will be in two parts. Part one is to take your measurements and record them in your "Weigh-in & Other Measurements" tracker. Consider measuring your waist, hips, neck, thigh, calf, and upper arm. <BR> <BR> Part two is to send a reminder to at least three people, reminding them that the scale isn't the only way to see progress.... taking body measurements and seeing the inches lost can also be... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:33:23 EST 6-24 Celebrate the Senses! Celebrate your senses today! Make your meals colorful as well as tasteful! Have something new. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:34:30 EST Either/Or Tell which of a pair of items you prefer, then suggest a new pair of items for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roses or orchids? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:49:55 EST 6-23 Let It Go day! Challenge today is to take something that is bothering you and just let it go! Example, there are bad feelings between me and one sister, tomorrow I will let it go. There is nothing I can do about someone who doesn't want anything to do with me. So as painful as it is, it is time to just let it go. <BR> This challenge can be done privately unless you choose otherwise. Some one told me to write a draft email to the sister and tell her how much she hurt me with what she has done. It is t... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:20:58 EST 6-22 Friday's Friend Feed Today's challenge is to make sure you are up-to-date with your friend feed. Read some blogs. Give some encouragement. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:20:45 EST 6-21 Count The Positive A lot of us tend to be negative towards ourselves and very positive to others. Today I want you to list at least 10 things you like about yourself. It might be hard but you need to learn to do positive self talk and this is a good way to start. I look forward to seeing your lists or your blogs today. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:29:11 EST 6-20 National Sunlight Appreciation Day To honor the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year, spend some time outside today. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:03:02 EST 6-19 Fruit Day Did you eat your salad yesterday? Today eat your fruit! Get at least one serving of fruit. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:35:22 EST 6-18 Salad Day Today make either lunch or dinner a big salad full of good veggies and some protein. Chef salad here I come! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:55:19 EST 6-17 Happy Father's Day Go spend time with the fathers in your life. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 20:46:49 EST Saturday Silliness 6/19 Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite summer activity? <BR> <BR> Would you ever try an extreme sport (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc)? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite veggie? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fruit? <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:41:35 EST 6-16 Recess At Work Day It is recess at work day, so plan some fun during the day. If you can, take a break from routine and do something fun with a friend. Rest is important too, so if you have to just have a talk with a friend. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:23:52 EST 6-15 National Flip-Flop Day Challenge today is to give someone a flip-flop goodie celebrating Flip-Flop day and the middle of the year! Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:49:30 EST 6-14 Thirsty Thursday It is hot outside and you need to be drinking plenty of water. So that is your challenge today. Track your water and get at least 8 glasses. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 21:16:15 EST 6-13 Wacky Wednesday Challenge is to try something new and different, then come back here and let us know what you tried. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:10:45 EST 6-12 Tracking Tuesday Challenge today is to track every bite you eat. Don't forget the tastes or finishing a child's plate. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:16:23 EST 6-11 Motovated Monday I am starting this week motovated to change. How about you? Are you motovated to change? Your challenge today is to start a short streak for a new change in habits. Try a new food, new exercise, just try. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:30:51 EST 6-10 Sneaker Sunday Today do something that involves sneakers. Go for a run or a walk. Or play an organized game. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 22:52:56 EST Saturday Silliness 6/9 What kind of phone do you have? <BR> <BR> Do you own/are you owned by any pets? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite picnic food? <BR> <BR> Did you have a lemonade stand as a kid? Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:13:29 EST 6-9 Donald Duck Day challenge today is to play like you are a kid again! exercise can be fun so go have some! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 21:21:40 EST 6-8 Random Acts of Kindness Today we will practice random acts of kindness towards friends, team mates, strangers, family, co-workers. Smile, hold the door, leave a note of thanks, whatever comes to mind. Have fun spreading cheer and support around. <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Jun 2012 20:11:19 EST 6-7 National Outdoors Day Your challenge today is to do something outdoors. The list of possibilities is endless, so pick one and and enjoy yourself. Wed, 6 Jun 2012 22:22:58 EST 6-6 National Running Day Challenge today is to move. If you run or not, it doesn't matter. Just move! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 20:10:18 EST Happy Birthday PURPLESPEDCOW! Our wonderful leader has a birthday! Wishing her many, many more!! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:45:51 EST 6-5 Eat your Freggies Day Your challenge today is to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables today. Mon, 4 Jun 2012 19:33:30 EST 6-4 National Barefoot Day Glad it's summer here! Of course the challenge is to do something while barefoot! What you do is up to you. Sun, 3 Jun 2012 18:42:22 EST 6-3 Give a Goodie Day One thing that this team does well is support their friends. So the challenge today is to give friends goodies that will give them some encouragement. (((Skinny Vibes))) Sat, 2 Jun 2012 19:50:52 EST "Colorful" movie titles How many movie titles with colors in them can we find? <BR> <BR> Goldfinger Sat, 2 Jun 2012 00:30:06 EST 6-2 National Trail Day Where will you hike? It's National Trail Day and time to start blazing a new trail for yourself! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 20:34:54 EST 6-1 Flip a Coin Day Today is national Flip a Coin day so your challenge today is to flip a coin to decide which exercise to do today. or flip to see how many reps you do. or what to eat. all sorts of things to flip a coin over. have fun. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:59:59 EST June's Daily Hi's for goodies and team support I have already given out the goodies for May, so I am starting a new thread for June. <BR> Thanks to RUFFIT, HAPPYSOUL91, SAMI199, MERKDJM, LINDA!, NPA4LOSS, PINKDESIRE, AND KERRY4614 for stopping by during the month to say HI! Wed, 30 May 2012 20:22:36 EST 5-31 Thirsty Thursday Drink all your water today! It's summer and you need more than you think. Pass the reminder around as well. Wed, 30 May 2012 19:46:52 EST 5-30 Walking Wednesday Today your challenge is to walk. Take the stairs, walk to deliver a message, walk the dog, go for a walk with your children, just walk in the sunshine, walk up the hall. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:57:56 EST 5-29 Monday on a Tuesday!!!!! Here at ((( SSV! ))) the last Monday of every month is "Measure Me" Monday! <BR> <BR> The challenge will be in two parts. Part one is to take your measurements and record them in your "Weigh-in & Other Measurements" tracker. Consider measuring your waist, hips, neck, thigh, calf, and upper arm. <BR> <BR> Part two is to send a reminder to at least three people, reminding them that the scale isn't the only way to see progress.... taking body measurements and seeing the inches lost can also be... Mon, 28 May 2012 22:37:56 EST 5-28 Memorial Day This is a day to remember those who gave their all for our freedom. So that is your challenge. Enjoy the day and remember all those who served, if you know someone who is serving thank them. Sun, 27 May 2012 20:42:18 EST 5-27 Cellophane Tape Day Challenge today is to use that cellophane tape and tape up a reminder of your reasons for your journey up where you see it everyday. It helps to visualize your goal. Sat, 26 May 2012 20:07:55 EST 5-26 Goals Challenge today is to reflect on your goals for May. What do you need to change to be more successful? Fri, 25 May 2012 20:19:34 EST 5-25 Give a Goodie Day We all love getting goodies for no reason. Spread some cheer, support, encouragement, help, joy or just because. Have fun! Thu, 24 May 2012 20:06:49 EST 5-24 A is for Activity So let's get Active! Do at least 30 minutes, either all at once or split up. Let's move! Wed, 23 May 2012 22:21:59 EST 5-23 Take a Quiz day Today your challenge is to take one of the quizes on Spark. You can earn 5 points and find the link on the Sparkpoints page. Then come back, tell what you took and how well you did. I learn a lot when I take them. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:15:18 EST 5-22 Welcome a New Member Today send a personal welcome to a new member. You can find the newest members at the bottom of the team page. Send them a note of encouragement on their journey, encourage them to be active members, list their birthdays, thank them for joining the team. <BR> Mon, 21 May 2012 19:58:47 EST 5-21 Backyard Games Day Challenge today is to go play some games outside! Be a kid and play like we used to. Teach an old game to your children. Sun, 20 May 2012 19:03:44 EST 5-20 Weight and Measure Day It really is weight and measures day! So today your challenge is to update your weight on the weight tracker as well as your measurements. Sat, 19 May 2012 21:04:52 EST Saturday Silliness 5/19 Are you eating/drinking anything right now? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Not counting the spread, how many blankets are on your bed today? <BR> <BR> You're offered your choice of your dream car or dream vacation. Which do you choose? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ethnic cuisine? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate most? Sat, 19 May 2012 10:31:33 EST 5-19 Sending Skinny Vibes Today's challenge is to send (((skinny vibes))) to those you know. Sat, 19 May 2012 08:42:46 EST 5-18 Friend Friday Challenge today is to let your friends know how much you appreciate their support. Your friends may be here in Sparksville or real life. Just take the time to let them know how much you like their support. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 May 2012 20:53:49 EST 5-17 Are You a Pack Rat? Pack Rat Day is a day to celebrate those people that keep everything, because they may use it someday. Most of us have "pack rat" tendencies, the biggest problem is finding a place to store all the "stuff" that we accumulate. If you are being overrun by lots of "stuff" then you just need to figure out how to organize and store it all, but do not start today, because today is all about celebrating your "pack-ratyness"! <BR> <BR> give a <em>250</em> if you are! Wed, 16 May 2012 20:05:32 EST 5-16 Water Wednesday <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> drink and track your water today. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> Tue, 15 May 2012 20:39:18 EST 5-15 Tracking Tuesday Today's challenge is to track what you eat. Track, track, track and encourage others to do so as well. Mon, 14 May 2012 20:35:37 EST 5-14 National Chicken Dance Day Your challenge today is to dance. Just put on some music and dance like no one is watching! Sun, 13 May 2012 20:22:41 EST World cities A to Z This is a big world. In alphabetical order, how many cities on all of the inhabited continents can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Athens, Greece Sat, 12 May 2012 11:59:13 EST Happy Mother's Day Weekend! Your present is to not have challenges this weekend! Enjoy time with your family and your Moms. I'll leave a new challenge for Monday on Sunday night. Fri, 11 May 2012 19:50:30 EST 5-11 Friend Friday Challenge today is to let your friends know how much you appreciate their support. Your friends may be here in Sparksville or real life. Just take the time to let them know how much you like their support. <BR> Thu, 10 May 2012 19:45:59 EST 5-10 Eat what you want day challenge is to do it in moderation! Enjoy! Wed, 9 May 2012 20:41:59 EST 5-9 Wacky Wednesday Today is a wacky middle of the week. So today do something silly and crazy. Surprise someone with a joke or a free drink or a card that just says "thinking about you" Tue, 8 May 2012 19:37:23 EST 5-8 No socks day! Easy to do at this time of year! Mon, 7 May 2012 18:32:23 EST 5-7 National Family Day Celebrate your family. Do something together. Tell them how much they mean to you. Reach out and touch those who are far away. Sun, 6 May 2012 19:15:21 EST 5-6 Supportive Sunday Challenge today is to leave messages of support and encouragement to friends and team mates. Encouragement is the basis for this team. Find a quote, give a goodie, give support and you will receive some in return <BR> Sun, 6 May 2012 10:05:55 EST Name Five Name five: <BR> <BR> Foods you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Books you've read: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Movies you've seen: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Songs you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Places you've been: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. Sat, 5 May 2012 10:21:48 EST 5-5 Cinco de Mayo It's the 5th of May. Try one of the Spark recipes to celebrate. Fri, 4 May 2012 20:33:02 EST 5-4 Fruity Friday Today try to eat two servings of fruit and track your food. Thu, 3 May 2012 21:12:49 EST 5-3 Thirsty Thursday Yep it's time to remember to drink our water. Pass the reminder around Sparksville! Wed, 2 May 2012 20:22:38 EST 5-2 The Great Grump Out Day The Grump Out asks all you sour pusses to suck it up and refrain from getting your grump on -- at least for 24 hours. <BR> <BR> That includes no grumping, no frowning, no grousing, complaining, punching, slapping, hitting or killing. FOR ONE WHOLE DAY. <BR> <BR> Postivity Rules! Tue, 1 May 2012 21:40:34 EST 5-1 Mother Goose Day Simple one today while you review how last month went. Post your favorite Mother Goose rhyme today. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:41:30 EST 4-30 National Honesty Day! Be honest with yourself on your trackers. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 17:43:21 EST May's Daily Hi's/post for goodies I have given the goodies for the previous month so we will start a new thread for the new month coming! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:27:08 EST 4-29 New Week Leading to New Month = New Goals Today I want to challenge you to list your biggest problem on your journey and make that a priority goal for the next month. <BR> <BR> Mine: consistency Sat, 28 Apr 2012 19:53:57 EST Saturday Silliness 4/28 1. Counting the one you live in, how many countries have you visited? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> 3. When was the last time you roller skated? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like granola bars? <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like to do any crafts? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:23:11 EST 4-28 Satisfaction Saturday Let's reach for satisfaction in eating, tracking, and exercise today! Notice I said satisfaction, not perfection! Cheer each other on today! We can do this one day at a time! Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:45:03 EST 4-27 Friend Friday Today is a day to catch up with friends. Read your friend feed, give some goodies, call a friend and really talk. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:19:00 EST 4-26 Poem in your Pocket Today's challenge is to tell us your favorite poem, especially if it is short and funny. <BR> . <BR> Mine: <BR> I never saw a purple cow, <BR> I never hope to see one. <BR> But I can tell you anyhow, <BR> I'd rather see than be one Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:11:20 EST 4-25 Today's challenge is to thank someone who motivates you. That person or persons could be here in Sparksville or in the real world. Everyone likes to hear Thank you once in a while and sometimes we forget to do that. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:14:02 EST 4-24 Something different today Today your challenge is to do 10 pushups, 10 crunches, 10 toe touches, 10 bicep curls and 10 leg raises. See if you can. You don't have to do all at the same time. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 19:26:08 EST 4-23 Take a quiz day Today your challenge is to take one of the quizes on Spark. You can earn 5 points and find the link on the Sparkpoints page. Then come back, tell what you took and how well you did. I learn a lot when I take them. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 18:56:12 EST 4-22 Take a walk day Enjoy the spring weather and take a walk outside. Look at the trees, flowers, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:46:48 EST "Colorful" song titles How many song titles with colors in them can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Blue Velvet Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:22:29 EST 4-21 Husband Appreciation Day Show your hubby some appreciation today. I will leave it up to you as to how you do that. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 21:07:29 EST 4-20 Track your food day Today your challenge is to track every bite you take. Weigh and measure - no guessing. See what you eat in a day! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:55:06 EST 4-19 National High Five Day Today is the day to spread High Five's to others. Find people who deserve a High Five for trying, for making a goal, for reaching a milestone! <em>213</em> to all of you! Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:30:01 EST 4-18 National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Yeah, I hear you - I can't wear mine to work either - but I can put them on as soon as I get home from the gym and relax for the evening! So can you! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:17:31 EST 4-17 National Stress Awareness Day Since we are all aware of stress, find ways to relieve your stress. You could exercise, meditate, walk, sing, dance, vent. Your choice. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:30:46 EST 4-16 Give a Goodie Day Spread some cheer today and give friends a goodie. How many and what is up to you. Cheer some friends up today! Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:22:33 EST 4-15 Exercise Sunday Today's challenge is to exercise any way you want. You just need to do something different than you do all the time. Tomorrow I am going to work in my front yard instead of going to the gym, then maybe a walk in the park. What will you do that is different? Don't let your body get used to the same exercise routine. Mix it up! Sat, 14 Apr 2012 20:21:05 EST Saturday Silliness 4/14 What sounds do you hear right now? <BR> <BR> What was your first pet as a child? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> Coconut -- love or loathe? <BR> <BR> What was the last book you read? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:13:10 EST 4-14 International Laughter Day Share a joke, laugh, funny story. Laughter is good for you. Have fun with family and friends. Share old family stories with the younger generation. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:28:32 EST 4-13 Friendly Friday Stop and leave some notes of encouragment on your friends sparkpages. One goal of the team is to spread encouragement and help. Your note might just be what they need when they read it. Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:12:35 EST