SparkPeople Tortoises Unite! - Losing Weight Slowly! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42796 An active team dedicated to everyone who loses weight SLOWLY. The team was formerly entitled "The Slowest Loser". Tortoises Unite! Never give up! SparkPeople Tortoises Unite! - Losing Weight Slowly! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=42796 Weekly Challenge! (9/21 – 9/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59216055 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:13:52 EST Anyone registered for Fall 5k events? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x59207621 I set myself some new goals for the fall. <BR> 1. to enter at least 2 5k events each month that I can walk and benefit a local charity. <BR> 2. find a charity or cause to focus on each month to energize and exercise my "soul" <BR> 3. Try and spark others to do the same <BR> <BR> So far, I've done 2 5k events. Splash of color for the k9 units and wounded warriors and Sunset To Remember on a speedway (drag and race track- what a course!) to benefit the Marine Special Operations Command. That ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:20:20 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/14 – 9/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59141040 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 11:50:59 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/7 – 9/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x59069703 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:18:18 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/31 – 9/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58998163 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:06:28 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/24 – 8/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58933773 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:35:08 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/17 – 8/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58866115 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:50:48 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/10 – 8/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58797421 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:34:32 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/3 – 8/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58729160 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 11:25:04 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/27-8/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58659101 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:37:01 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/20 – 7/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58589114 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:10:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/13 – 7/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58519692 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:53:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/6 – 7/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58445982 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:08:26 EST July and August Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x58395522 July is the beginning of the secone half of the year. <BR> We still have time and opportunity to make this the best year of our lives! <BR> Take steps toward your fitness goals today! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:10:53 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/29 – 7/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58373481 I'm not sure what happened to last week's post, but here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> O... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 12:10:54 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/15-6/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58229099 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 20:25:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/8 – 6/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58152124 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:00:33 EST How many team bonus points did you spin today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x58144946 3 pts. for me. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:28:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/1 – 6/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x58070419 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:56:10 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/25 – 5/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57992823 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 25 May 2014 12:21:32 EST come on and join in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57915823 there are a bunch of threads here that are not being posted on by other members......can you join me, or should I stop posting on them??.... Sun, 18 May 2014 15:48:50 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/18-5/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57914459 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 18 May 2014 12:32:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/11-5/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57835646 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 11 May 2014 11:55:56 EST cooking healthy for dummies--veggie version, HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57797449 Hey howdy <BR> <BR> Its been a long time since I've been on here, but I've tried to re-assess things and have figured out something major. I'm trying to eat healthier, but the appeal of going somewhere for food is high (and digging into my wallet big time), though I do end up with a lot of subway in my diet lately. <BR> <BR> Regardless, the main reason is though I'm getting some veggies in, I haven't made it a habit. as much as I love the sandwiches and change things around, Subway is limit... Wed, 7 May 2014 22:59:48 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/4 – 5/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57755248 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 4 May 2014 16:47:52 EST May and June Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57741022 I hope everyone is making slow progress toward their goals! <BR> <em>172</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 11:12:21 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/27 – 5/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57666128 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:49:53 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/20 – 4/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57579239 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:11:02 EST Got a favorite veggie you like to plant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57548130 So do you have a green thumb? If so what is one or more veggies you plant each year? <em>258</em> <em>485</em> <em>284</em> <em>368</em> <em>147</em> <em>371</em> <em>369</em> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:30:49 EST Do you garden? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57547524 <em>376</em> Do you garden to use as an activity, save on grocery costs, and eat healthier? <BR> <BR> It doesn't have to be a big tilled plot of land to garden. Containers work for apartments & rentals. When I 1st moved to NC we rented so I used large containers for planters and grew some veggies on the deck. After we bought our home I called my father in law (the master gardener) and asked for his advice on how to make a garden plot, what to plant, and how to maintain. I've been doing it ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:22:34 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/13 – 4/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57494230 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:17:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/30-4/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57316896 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:15:04 EST Have you used the SP workout videos? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x57308555 <em>252</em> Have you used an SP workout video to help boost you back into a workout streak? <BR> Feel crunched for time but had enough to sit at the computer to do some SP tracking and reading.....well why not give one of the SP workout videos a shot to help change things up and get a good view and instruct for proper form. Plus it has a link to add to your tracker for calories burned. <BR> What ones have you tried? Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:07:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/23-3/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57231882 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:21:16 EST Did you see something unusual during your walk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x57187716 Hi, <BR> This post is to see what you observe during your walks outside, at a gym on the treadmill, or even out your window say you are using home equipment or doing a walking dvd. <BR> So what did you see today? <em>295</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:22:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/16 – 3/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57150678 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:36:59 EST Who is ready for a gardening workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x57150097 Who is just itching to get outside in their yard, terrace, balcony, what have you and do some gardening? <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Do you consider doing yardwork and/or gardening a "real" workout? <BR> <BR> I sure do since I can usually feel it in my legs, back, and arms after a couple of hours toiling away in the dirt. <BR> <BR> Today I took on my front flower bed before the rains hit. I had hoped to till the garden plot a 2nd time but did not happen. I am holding off on putting any plant... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:31:00 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/9 – 3/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x57062772 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 1 serving of whole grains <BR> #3 – Stretch for 5 minutes <BR> #4 – Try to get 8 hours of sleep <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Practice a random act of kindness <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Have a great week, eve... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:18:38 EST How did you start your day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x57027564 A lazy start...had a few procedures yesterday that exhausted me. I got up around 8:30a...took BS reading, fixed breakfast and got in 10 minutes on the exercise bike. <BR> <em>240</em> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:32:23 EST March and April Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56960898 Good morning! <BR> It't March first...what a good month! <BR> Mardi Gras <em>409</em> <BR> Saint Patrick's Day <em>137</em> <BR> Beginning of Spring <em>126</em> <BR> Celebrate the season with fitness! <em>185</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:00:53 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x56959007 My name is Lisa and i am single mom of 3 kids all of whom have some kind of special needs. I am raising them alone. Their dad is not involved at all and i have no family support. I am lucky to have 2 very good friends. Life is stressful as a working single mom which is part of why my wieght is barely moving or at a stand still.So any advice is welcomed. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:29:13 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/23 – 3/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56882948 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:10:18 EST What's for Breakfast Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56871241 I am having veggie omelet. Yum! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:50:28 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x56870704 I am new to the team but not new to SP. After life got busy and stressful, I fell away from eating right most of the time and exercising much. However, over the last couple of years, I have lost 9 pounds, and 5 pounds since January 1st of this year. I know that losing weight slowly seems to be the recipe for me to keep the weight off, and I am looking forward to jumping right into your challenges and topics, and becoming a tortoise! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:05:15 EST What's for Dinner tonight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56835995 I love to get ideas from others for dinner plans. <BR> <BR> Tonight we are having Rosemary Garlic skinless chicken legs and thighs, instant herbed white rice, and sweet corn. <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:01:08 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/16 – 2/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56793820 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:48:49 EST motivation interruption due to illness...my enemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56741328 Hey howdy <BR> <BR> So, I wrote in my blog about my day yesterday and how excited I was at the possibility of trying something new and good for myself to get started again on being healthy and fit even with my thesis paper breathing down my neck every day. I gotta have time for me. <BR> <BR> So I make this list of the things I need to accomplish the next few months and ideas to get me there. I was eager to start today and really get working when the cold or flu from Hell just up and hit m... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:04:22 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/9 – 2/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56710915 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:09:34 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/2 – 2/8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56620437 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 19:41:13 EST Heart Healthy Month- how will you keep the beat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x56604043 <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>381</em> <BR> February is here and its Heart Healthy Month- how will you keep yours beating and reducing stress, having a carefree attitude, laugh more, and keep that cardio streak moving forward? <BR> <BR> Got any suggestions? Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:34:05 EST Snow day- exercising inside or out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x56575398 Here in coastal NC we actually have snow and ICE making road conditions an effort to go out only if NEEDED. My road is nothing but ice so I opted not to risk my life for today, despite our DM requesting we open our retail clothing store. My hubby is locked down on the Marine Corps base since he's essential personnel and he's able to give me up to date info on road conditions and weather. <BR> <BR> So, because road conditions are BAD I've opted to exercise inside using my dvd collection or u... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:20:16 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/26 – 2/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56520554 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:50:56 EST How do you un-learn laziness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56485834 I've been thinking about what i need to do for myself health-wise in between the insanity of working (and just starting part-time job 2.5--its tacked onto my ship job, but i do get another paycheck thankfully) and working on my master's degree. The tough part is that i have no good habits to speak of. <BR> <BR> The difficulty i think is that i really have no clue where i'm going or what I want. I mean, getting pounds down? sure, i definitely want to lose the weight. otherwise, i'm not su... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:25:29 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/19 – 1/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56426657 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challeng... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 11:34:24 EST A New Tortoise Member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x56381630 Hello All! <BR> <BR> I am a 35 year old mother of 3. I married the love of my life at the tender age of 16, this year we will have been together 20 years! If only I could get all of those people who said we would not make it past 6 months to pay up we could buy some ocean front property!!! <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss journey as a New Year's resolution last year, because I had gotten on the scale and it said I was 299.8 lbs - I was horrified at the fact I let my weight get so out of... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:13:58 EST Get to know your leaders better.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56377665 Loved GARDENQE2's blog today... hope you got a chance to read it <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594912 </link> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:32:55 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/12 – 1/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56330083 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:06:15 EST Do you have an active job? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x56315284 Wondering how many of us out there have an "active" and physical job? As my role in being a Backroom Coordinator at Marshalls its very physical and I happen to be the shortest person employeed there. At first I was terrified in my new role and lacked the self esteem. I felt it each night I went home after taking in our delivery trucks since I am responsible for the unloading, sorting, and distrubution of getting the stock on the floor with my team. I also am the clean up crew for that warehou... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:54:37 EST Weekly Challenge! (1/5 – 1/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56227919 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:40:48 EST Did you get a fitness gift for the holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x56212959 Who requested, received, or treated themselves to some kind of a fitness gift to get towards your goals? <em>389</em> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:29:21 EST January and February Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56164028 Welcome to 2014! <BR> Best wishes, Everyone! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 11:48:34 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/29 – 1/4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56124675 Happy New Year! (Almost. :)) <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of 5 attainable goals for the new year and blog about the list (or post the list someplace obvious, like next to the bathroom mirror) <BR>... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:31:26 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/22 – 12/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x56058664 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:42:02 EST Do you have plans for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x56016483 Friday night I have invited an African family over for dessert and a Christmas movie plus I have gifts for them. They leave on vacation the following day. <BR> Sunday we'll have a visiting pastor at the Kanda Church to give a Christmas message and communion. <BR> Christmas Eve I'll have a few over for dinner and then I will go to the Bongolo Church to attend their Christmas Eve service which will include music and skits. <BR> On Christmas Day we foreigners (Americans plus one Canadian) will ... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:20:44 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/8 – 12/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55909417 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:14:12 EST Weekly Challenge! (12/1 – 12/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55824926 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challeng... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 11:54:21 EST THANKS FOR THE GOODIE and I am VERY happy to be he http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x55812732 Hi everyone! I am happy to be here since my weight loss IS slow. <em>334</em> I have MS and have had 13 knee surgeries so I need to take my time. I look forward to sharing here and getting to know you. <em>30</em> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 09:47:38 EST Do you celebrate Thanksgiving Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x55792421 Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating today. I realize that many on the team are not from the US or are Canadians and already celebrated last month. What other countries celebrate a Thanksgiving Day? How do you celebrate? <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:24:31 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/24 – 11/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55750047 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Be extra careful about portioning and tracking <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:07:36 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/17 – 11/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55667187 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Pleas... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 11:49:38 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/10 – 11/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55582874 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:37:18 EST Chatter for November and December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x55550271 My goodness, how tardy can I get...a week of November is already gone! <BR> I just got back from a lovely trip to San Antonio, Texas. With high-school friends of my Gentleman Friend, we toured the Alamo, and River Walk, then attended the Wurstfest! Lots of walking, shopping, and talking. Even more eating, dancing and wine drinking! <BR> Best wishes, Everyone! Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:57:37 EST Weekly Challenge! (11/3 – 11/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55498139 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 09:59:58 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/27– 11/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55410182 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:53:06 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/20 – 10/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55331624 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. Or, try a new salad recipe. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share th... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:17:13 EST New SparkPeople START PAGE coming Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x55307654 SparkPeople is totally changing the START Page as of Monday October 21st. Check out an article on the coming changes at this link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:45:40 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/13 – 10/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55247556 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:56:19 EST Did you or will you buy the SPARK activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x55179396 I took advantage of a pre-launch email I received from SparkPeople to buy the SPARK activity tracker since it synches up with my SP account and due to its size is a lot more manageable for wearing during my work hours of the day. <BR> <BR> Have you been reading up on it and considering buying one? Mon, 7 Oct 2013 19:39:47 EST Weekly Challenge! (10/6 – 10/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55160407 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 10:22:42 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/29– 10/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x55073390 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:33:34 EST Missing Weekly Challenges - Apologies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54992073 Hi everyone. I'm sorry that the weekly challenges have been missing for the last couple of weeks. I had finals for my own program during the week the fall semester started at the community college where I teach. On top of that were medical issues and a couple of unplanned root canals. <BR> <BR> In short, the fates were laughing maniacally and messing with my plans for keeping up with everything. But I am back, and I am, in the true tortoise tradition, soldiering on. One foot in front of the... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:48:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (9/22 – 9/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54992030 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had fresh fig before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of th... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:43:13 EST Do you watch COOKING Shows on TV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54905850 Yes, I like several of them. My favorite TV Cooking show is "Chopped". It's a competition between four people with three of them eventually being "Chopped" and the last remaining as the champion. <BR> <BR> Do you watch COOKING SHOWS on TV? Which one or ones are your favorites? <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 02:40:01 EST COMPUTER PROBLEMS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54791784 Hi everyone, I am afraid I will be off Spark for about a month while I take my computer in for repairs. <BR> <BR> Take care everyone and be good to yourselves. <BR> <BR> Florence Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:35:11 EST Tortoises' Chat Room for Septembe -October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54752247 Hi, Everyone. <BR> The weather is turning cooler here for autumn. <BR> In the Southern Hemisphere, spring is starting! <BR> Let's make the best use of these pleasant days for outside activities and exercises! <BR> Best wishes! <em>134</em> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:06:54 EST Do you exercise in your pjs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54708868 Hi, <BR> Wondering if I am the only nut out there 1st thing in the morning (I am talking about 4:15AM) who is doing either strength training or yoga workouts before even attempting to drink a cup of coffee? I find that if I get out of bed and pop in a yoga workout to do before my coffee and breakfast I am more focused, less cobwebs in the brain, and have a better lookout towards the day ahead. How about you? Do you exercise in your pjs during the early morning hours or evening hours? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:42:56 EST What are your Goals for SEPTEMBER? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54686734 My goal for August was to lose 4 pounds. I lost 1.5 so far and have kept it off. I still have a few days left of August. <BR> <BR> My goals for September: <BR> 1. Lose 4 pounds. <BR> 2. Finish reading two books that I have started. <BR> 3. Exercise at least 500 minutes to get a 500 minute trophy. <BR> <BR> How about you? What are your Goals for September? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:45:23 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/25 – 8/31) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54657418 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:25:04 EST Sorry to be absent for so long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54656050 Sorry for being MIA for so long. This has been a couple of staggeringly hard weeks. First, DH's youngest cousin was killed in a horrible, freak bicycling accident last Wednesday--he took a tumble off his mountain bike and the end of the handle bar pierced his left eye socket and completely tore up his brain. It was horrifying, and a huge blow as he was the young, fun uncle for a whole passel of youngsters. <BR> <BR> As we were driving to Connecticut for Jimmy's funeral--literally as we were... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:54:53 EST How many SparkPoints do you aim for each day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54601505 When I was first on SP I tried to get about 50 SparkPoints each day. Now I aim for 25 points so I can get the Bonus Spin. Of course, since I'm at level 20, I have no more trophies to work towards. <BR> <BR> How about you? How many SparkPoints do you aim for each day? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:24:00 EST Do you eat Hot Oatmeal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54601491 Yes, and I had it for breakfast this morning. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:20:43 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/18 – 8/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54573649 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 22:27:08 EST Have you enlisted a fitness or goal buddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54483870 How are you doing with a support system and have you enlisted someone close by as a fitness, nutrition, stress, or goal buddy? Or do you use SparkPeople as your support center? <BR> <BR> For me, I would say I use SparkPeople as my support center. Most my friends and family know I am active on this site and I am usually the person who is their goal buddy of encouragement and motivation. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:08:14 EST Do you like your veggies Fresh, Frozen, or Canned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54483814 What do you find yourself reaching for the most when adding veggies to your daily diet plan? <BR> For me its a bit of all 3 especially during the creation of our family dinner. I will either use my steamer to cook the frozen veggies (yes, even my dogs LOVE frozen veggies) or prepare fresh veggies and in certain meal plans use the canned variety. I usually stock up on the frozen and canned stuff when I find a great sale. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 16:01:29 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/11– 8/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54481084 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:28:25 EST Do you MEASURE your Food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54475761 Not everything. I do measure some foods but not most. I also don't track my food but I SHOULD! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:36:03 EST How do you use your Microwave Oven? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54466424 I mostly just heat up leftovers. I do heat my water for tea each morning. I also make my scrambled eggs in the microwave as well as my hot oatmeal when I have it for breakfast. Last week I did do some chicken pieces in the microwave by first adding a bit of BBQ sauce on top of them. <BR> <BR> How do you use your Microwave Oven? <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 05:03:03 EST Do you walk in the morning, afternoon, or evening? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54404495 I was wondering what time of the day works best for you to stay consistent with an aerobic/cardio level walk? <BR> <BR> Do you stay more consistent with a early morning walk, lunch break afternoon walk, after dinner evening walk, or walking the dogs? <BR> <BR> For me my most consistent way to get mileage in is walking the dogs. On my days off from work I do my best to get an morning/afternoon walk in. <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 10:35:42 EST Do you bring a lunch to work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54395656 I am all about saving $ and having better control over my portions and eating healthier when I have to work. So YES, I am a lunch bringer and I actually just bought myself a new Fit & Fresh Lunch tote that came with 3 fit & fresh container to ensure I stay in portion control. I like to bring at least 2 fruits to go with my lunch to help keep my servings up in the veggies or fruit area. <BR> <BR> How about you? Sun, 4 Aug 2013 18:13:39 EST Have you "SPARKED" anyone to be more healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54395619 I was wondering who out there has made a positive impact on someone else just by sticking to your healthy habits, not pushing anything just being a good role model and "sparking" someone else you know in your widening circle of acquaintances to travel their own healthy living journey? Sun, 4 Aug 2013 18:09:36 EST Weekly Challenge! (8/4 – 8/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54391839 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had fresh fig before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of th... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 11:55:46 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x54390591 I've been a SP person for several years now. I often say the toroise won the race and so had to check this team out when I saw it. This week's challenge (which is probably just over) is the one that worked so well for me in the past when I first joined. I am slowly gaining back after 3-4 yrs. and need to get back on track before it's even worse than the first time. I am hoping this challenge will do it and that you stay with that same challenge. Others never seem to work for me. <BR> ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 10:04:30 EST Easy Ways to Lose Weight!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54388971 Below find a link to a Reader's Digest article called, "Easy Ways to Lose Weight: 50+ Ideas". It has a very good list of weight loss tips for each of us! Enjoy....... <BR> <BR> <link>www.rd.com/health/diet-weight-loss/e<BR>asy-ways-to-lose-weight-50-ideas/ </link> <BR> <BR> One tip I thought was good was, #30-- " Use flavorings such as hot sauce, salsa, and Cajun seasonings instead of relying on butter and creamy or sugary sauces." <BR> <BR> What are some of the tips that you appreciat... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 07:55:58 EST Where do you shop for the best wkout clothes deals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54371229 I was wondering where in your area is a great place to shop for good quality workout clothes that don't hit your budget hard? <em>362</em> Fri, 2 Aug 2013 17:24:34 EST What time of the day do you like to exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54339566 Wondering what time of the day works best for you sparkers on staying consistent with getting some activity in. What time of the day do you aim for exercising? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:49:08 EST What do you listen to when driving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54339539 I go a little nutty if I don't have sound when I am driving. I have a 1997 Toyota Avalon so, pre-cd player or mp3 hookup. Which means I listen to my radio and I "rock out" to a local station that plays 80s,90s, and present music. <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> Also if you listen to music do you find yourself playing drums of keeping beat on the steering wheel or singing out loud and proud? <em>335</em> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:47:43 EST Do you lean forward when you drive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54339492 I am making a concerted effort to be more aware of my posture when driving places after readling some articles here on SparkPeople. I am quite short so my seat is pretty far up and I tend to keep my seat back very straight so I can see better over the hood of my car <em>211</em> and I just like to sit straight up not leaned back. But I did notice I will sometimes hunch my shoulders forward and be leaning slightly forward over the wheel when I am concerned and stressed. One of my streaks g... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:44:54 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/28 – 8/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54299947 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:24:50 EST Do you eat JELLO? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54275983 Yes, I love Jello. I like it with fruit, or marshmallows. It is refreshing. I like most flavors but certainly red ones. I like both regular and diet JELLO. <BR> <BR> Do you eat JELLO? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. For those who are not familiar with America JELLO, it is a brand name for a Gelatine dessert. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:13:26 EST Do you use a stress ball? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54239132 I was wondering who out there utilizes using a stress ball to help combat stress or strengthen their hand muscles and forearms? <BR> <BR> I have one at my computer desk and will occasionally grab it and start squeezing with each hand to keep those muscles functioning well too. <em>38</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:44:07 EST engaging abs what does it mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54220334 I have noticed several videos on Sparkpeople say to engage your abs. What does that mean? I did the 12 min seated core workout today, and not sure I was doing it right because of this I thought engaging abs, means to suck them in while you complete the workout. Is that correct? <BR> <BR> Any advice would be appreciated <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Cheryl Martin. <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 06:13:26 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/21 – 7/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54211277 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:01:18 EST How do you use the pool for exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x54201008 <em>237</em> Well, its HOT & HUMID here in NC <em>198</em> which means I don't really enjoy getting outside to do exercise due to heat index warnings. That's why I invested in a big outdoor pool to help me fight against the "excuses" of summer exercise. <BR> <BR> How do you use a pool to exercise? <BR> I have been working on increasing the number of laps I can swim around the pool. Then I use this handy floating thing I got at SAMS club that has handles that can wrap around my waist so... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 14:26:30 EST If you wake up early.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54158254 If you wake up early can you fall back to sleep? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:39:44 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/14– 7/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54124050 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:57:48 EST On HOW MANY teams do you HUDDLE each day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54077352 I huddle on 4-5 Sparkteams each day. I huddle at twice on one of my teams so I get my five points for huddling. For those who are new to SP, HUDDLING is like Cheering on team members. If I have no time to do anything else on SP, I at least try to Huddle on certain teams so people know I'm still around. <BR> <BR> On HOW MANY teams do you HUDDLE each day? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:37:45 EST another new feature on Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54065118 there is another new feature on Spark..... PLEASE READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH as you will NOT be able to switch back if you don't like it! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=new_feature_calorie_ranges_based_on<BR>_fitness_tracking </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:43:01 EST Weekly Challenge! (7/7 – 7/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x54034309 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had fresh avocado before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which o... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:50:13 EST Do you use Artificial Sweeteners? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x54008021 There is much to say about the use of Artificial Sweeteners. Here is an article about them. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=289 </link> <BR> <BR> I do not use Artificial Sweeteners except when I drink Diet Coke which I have not yet given up. I also drink Crystal Lite Tea. Otherwise I do not have Sugar Free (artificially sweetened) foods available to me here in Africa. <BR> <BR> Do you use Artificial Sweeteners? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:25:26 EST Changes to Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53966663 I hadn't noticed until tonight that we no longer get points for taking a poll.... I wanted to know why, and so began searching for an answer. Turns out there are several changes.... just in case some of you hadn't seen this either, here's a link to the SP Blog that explains the changes in the way we get Spark points... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=simplified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_<BR>them </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings and <em>247</em> Marge Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:30:35 EST juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53963013 I've been reading a lot on this and was wondering has any one else tried this or done this. i'm not very good at getting my veggies in and thinking it might be worth trying. I already have a juicer. so is it worth trying. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 17:21:02 EST Tortoises' Chat Room for JULY-AUGUST.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53953557 Happy July everyone. Here's a new Chat Room. Would one of the team leaders please put the first Sticky on it? Thanks. <BR> <BR> I've finished one week of vacation and start the second week of vacation today. I had a good three day, two night mini trip on Thurs. through Sat. Went to another town, shopped, went to market, ate at restaurants, saw a pretty lake, etc. This week I'll stay home. <BR> <BR> Next week and for two weeks I'll be teaching Computer classes to the Nursing Students. A chur... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:00:28 EST STOP... STOP... STOP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53948040 Double posting error. This thread is closed. Go to the other thread about melons. <BR> Thanks. <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:52:23 EST What is your favorite kind of MELON? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53948037 What is your favorite kind of MELON? <BR> <BR> I love Cantaloupe but I can not buy it here in Africa. I ate some watermelon this week at the hotel where I stayed. That tasted great. <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> <em>491</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:52:11 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/30 – 7/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53945563 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:19:08 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/23 – 6/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53852957 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:22:46 EST Do you own a Flat-screen TV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53850219 Nope, not yet. I have two old fashioned TVs here in Africa and I hope at least one keeps working until I move back to the States at the end of 2014. When I get to the USA for retirement, I'll buy a flatscreen TV. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you own a Flat-screen TV? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:05:13 EST Do you drink MILK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53850169 Yes. I was raised in a milkman's house. Out here in Africa though we get either powdered milk or sterilized long shelf milk which does not have to be refrigerated until opened. I don't care for either unless it becomes chocolate milk. In the States I often drink milk. <BR> <BR> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> <em>466</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:58:56 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x53837142 Hi. I'm Marge from WI. I have lost 13 lb over the last year and still want to lose 30-40 lb. I've been doing it slowly, hoping it will stay off. I believe everything in moderation as not to deprive myself. I often find it hard to find time after work to exercise like I should. Working at a cancer center, I come home some days both physically and emotionally drained. <BR> I love Spark people as I find it offers great advice and support which help keep me motivated. <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:27:36 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x53832753 I've been using Wii Fit Plus for several months with no weight loss and discovered SP about 6 weeks ago. My weight sticks at 170. I've been heavier and with a lot of work got it down to that but can't seem to move it lower. I'm 5'1". Have to take it easy with aerobics or my ticker goes crazy, which makes it more challenging. <em>334</em> Funny thing - a day or two before discovering this team, I wrote a blog about going slow and focusing on progress, the tortoise and the hare, etc. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:59:04 EST A.M.A. Recognizes Obesity as a Disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53801288 News Flash: A.M.A. Recognizes Obesity as a Disease <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2013/06/19/business/<BR>ama-recognizes-obesity-as-a-disease.ht<BR>ml?_r=0 </link> <BR> <BR> What say you? How does that make you feel? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:59:24 EST Let Him Prop you up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x53797559 Contentment is not possessing everything but giving thanks for everything you possess. <BR> <BR> Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' <BR> <BR> After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently. <BR> <BR> He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this.... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone t... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:32:03 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/16– 6/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53796962 ** I'm sorry that this is so late. This is finals week, and I'm going a bit crazy. :) ** <BR> <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:36:12 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x53776577 My Name is Jen... I have been on this yoyo of a weight loss adventure for at least 4 years. I lose and then gain and give up. This time around I decided I am not dieting but changing my life style to be a Healthy One... I lose weight so slowly and I thought I was doing something wrong... but I got a post on one of my blogs this weekend and this lady told me about this team and reminded me I am not the only one who loses wright slowly, so here I am!!! Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:41:00 EST Our Men and Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53752988 Pray for the Freedom of us all.. Do we deserve it..? They are doing a job we can not do for ourselves.. In His Love Jane <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.greatdanepro.com/Battle%20Hym<BR>n/index.htm Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:48:40 EST Honey vs Sugar as a sweetner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53722792 I have been very successful in only drinking herbal tea, black tea and water during the day, but I do sweeten my teas with about 2 tbsps of sugar. I am gradually reducing that amount, and enjoying the taste of my tea. Is Honey a good alternative to sugar? I have used honey in the past by doing half sugar/half honey, trying to reduce the amount of sugar I put in my tea. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. <em>30</em> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:46:48 EST Are you Gods Wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x53717510 God's Wife <BR> An Eye Witness Account from New York City on a cold day in December some years ago: <BR> <BR> A little boy of about 10 years old was standing before a shoe store on the roadway, barefooted, peering through the window and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, "My little fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?" <BR> <BR> "I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes," was the boy's reply. The lady took him by the hand and went into the sto... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:53:27 EST What's On Your Workout Playlist? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x53699312 I'm always looking for new workout music, so I wanted to create this topic to see what everyone else is listening to while they're exercising. Please provide the title of song and the name of the artist. I'll start off with a few to get the ball rolling... <BR> <BR> Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:45:46 EST Third Time's the Charm--I'm Back Again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x53696942 Hey howdy there <BR> <BR> Its Talia again, and though dad still has health issues of a sort, things've calmed down enough that while he's now trying to get his strength back, I'm certainly pounding my fist against my gut and declaring war on it...again...and other parts, of course. Well, I changed my plan to include lots of the outdoors this summer and at other times (still looking for a full-time job, but in between working, ship restoration, job searches, and working on my Master's thesis ... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:58:37 EST What are your favorite Cooking Tools? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53680168 Crock pot, rice cooker and George Foreman Grill! I also like my yogurt maker and of course my electric mixer. Oh, my Microwave probably is the most necessary "tool" in the kitchen besides the stove/oven. <BR> <BR> Non electric? paring knife. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:04:45 EST Weekly Challenge! (6/9 – 6/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53669083 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had fresh eggplant before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:55:17 EST A-Z Television Names- Either Real or Screen Names http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x53667010 A- Alvin the Chipmunk :-) Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:22:02 EST Have you ever eaten in secret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53666968 Here's a discussion question I got from another team ( Rootin' for Ruby): <BR> <BR> Have you ever eaten in secret and/or hidden food or food containers/wrappers? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 9 Jun 2013 08:17:19 EST Hi, I'm Mike http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x53634234 Hello all, just wanted to take a quick second to introduce myself to the group. <BR> <BR> My name is Mike, I'm a 32 year old married guy living in Maryland and working as a government contractor in DC. I have a significant amount of weight to lose (well over 100 pounds), but I'm definitely up for the challenge. <BR> <BR> I've been on SP for 7 weeks now and so far I've lost 12.5 pounds. So I'm definitely losing weight at a tortoise pace (a little more than 1.75 pounds a week), but I'm happy ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:06:30 EST Do you SLEEP well? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53611328 I do not sleep many hours but when I am asleep I sleep well. Sometimes I only sleep 4-5 hours though. I need to work on sleeping longer as I know that would be better for me health. I often get up and sit in my recliner and then sometimes fall back to sleep for a "nap". <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you SLEEP well? <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:20:26 EST On how many SparkTeams are you ACTIVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53568101 I am active or semi active on six SparkTeams. <BR> <BR> How about you? On how many SparkTeams are you ACTIVE? I am not asking on how many teams you are a member but on how many teams are you ACTIVE? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 02:27:09 EST What causes you to Struggle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53568090 For me it would probably be lack of motivation. If I were more motivated to lose weight I would eat better. Of course with my knee break last year it makes walking more of a struggle so exercising is more difficult. <BR> <BR> I will NOT GIVE UP though!! <BR> <BR> How about you? What causes you to Struggle? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 2 Jun 2013 02:24:00 EST Do something good for someone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53549213 UPLIFTING THINGS TO DO TODAY <BR> <BR> <BR> * Smile at a stranger <BR> <BR> <BR> * Drop a coin where a child can find it <BR> <BR> <BR> * Learn something new and teach it to someone <BR> <BR> <BR> * Tell someone you love them <BR> <BR> <BR> * Hug someone <BR> <BR> <BR> * Forgive someone who has wronged you <BR> <BR> <BR> * Try saying "I'm sorry" when you ought to <BR> <BR> <BR> * Tell a child how great they are <BR> <BR> <BR> * Sing a song about Jesus to yourself <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 31 May 2013 13:56:24 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/26 – 6/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53487194 <BR> Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had fresh apricot before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> W... Sun, 26 May 2013 16:20:06 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x53486265 I lose weight very slowly - not by choice but the way my body works. I hope that seeing others have the same issue will help me to still keep it moving! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <em>244</em> Sun, 26 May 2013 14:32:59 EST Which MEAL do you prefer to eat at a Restaurant? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53474040 Between Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, which meal do you prefer to eat out at a Restaurant? <BR> <BR> I think I prefer to eat out for evening dinner because I would be with a friend or family. Other meals that I would maybe eat out alone. I do like to eat breakfast type foods at a restaurant though. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 11:27:18 EST What Exercise Equipment do you own? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x53473777 Balance ball, no seated foot peddler, 5 pound dumb bells, walking shoes, Trekking poles, pedometer, exercise DVDs. <BR> <BR> I use some of them. Need to use more. <BR> <BR> How about you? What do you own? Do you use them? <BR> <BR> <em>60</em> <em>34</em> <em>317</em> <em>322</em> <em>327</em> <em>326</em> <em>278</em> <em>68</em> <em>325</em> <em>294</em> <em>281</em> <em>260</em> <em>315</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 11:01:11 EST May 20th - May 26th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53408698 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> MAY 20TH: GYPSYROSE20, ATZIONCH, FIERCESTCALM <BR> <BR> MAY 23RD: SMITIM <BR> <BR> MAY 24TH: DASU1949, LSMATZ <BR> <BR> MAY 26TH: JENNIKANDU <BR> <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 20 May 2013 07:59:46 EST Have you ever had a SPORTS INJURY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53406923 I have had plenty of injuries but never because of Sports. Well, I have had plantar fasciitiss in my heels because of walking but nothing else that is sports related. <BR> <BR> Have you ever had a SPORTS INJURY? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 20 May 2013 01:46:12 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/19 – 5/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53403048 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 19 May 2013 19:30:27 EST 7 wonders of the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53388957 SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A group of students studied the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. At the end of that section, the students were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Suez Canal <BR> <BR> 2. Dneproges Dam on the Dnepr River (USSR) <BR> <BR> 3. Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell, England <BR> <BR> 4. Alaska (ALCAN) Highway <BR> <BR> 5. Golden Gate Bridge <BR> <BR> 6. Eiffel Tower <BR> <BR> 7. Empi... Sat, 18 May 2013 14:31:12 EST exercise Tortoises?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53330094 I'm not fast, but I keep going. Hiking this morning with friends on local "mountain" (about 2000 ft) I couldn't keep up with them, on the steep part and haven't made it to the top.....YET. I would walk for about a minute, then rest for a minute. Mon, 13 May 2013 14:34:14 EST May 13th - May 19th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53324408 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> MAY 16: SKINNY1DAY <BR> may your birthday be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 13 May 2013 07:31:39 EST Weekly Challenge! (5/12 – 5/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53321283 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 12 May 2013 22:44:39 EST Leaving Co-Leadership! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53292546 Dear Tortoises!! <BR> <BR> I want to say that because of several things, My blood pressure has had some higher readings, even on two medicines so I need take better care of myself. There are changes at work that will increase my time there. I spend entirely too much time on the computer so I am trying to tweak that. I could go on and on but.... Instead. <BR> <BR> Read my blog for today at this link: <BR> <BR> <link>carolyn0107.blogspot.de/2013/05/chan<BR>ges-in-work-sparkpeople-and-act... Fri, 10 May 2013 11:26:11 EST May 6th - May 12th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53237547 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> MAY 6TH: LISALIPS <BR> <BR> MAY 7TH: PARKERB2 <BR> <BR> MAY 10TH: LAILATN, ZINNER44 <BR> <BR> MAY 2:UPTOWNFIBERGIRL HAPPY LATE BDAY <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 6 May 2013 07:29:56 EST CELEBRATE VICTORIES here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53236125 I walked outside yesterday after having been quite sedentary all week. That is a Victory for me! <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 01:06:02 EST Outdoor workouts- Gardening what's growing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x53220280 I was wondering who uses gardening as an outdoor workout, food source, and is planning on growing some healthy choices this new season. Do you garden and what's growing? <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> I am growing: <BR> roma tomatoes <BR> patio tomatoes <BR> Marigold tomatoes <BR> Green peppers <BR> chili peppers <BR> habaneros peppers <BR> bush cucumbers <BR> bush green beans <BR> cherry sweet tomatoes <BR> butter nut squash <BR> yellow summer squash (straight neck) <BR> Zucchini squash <BR> bl... Sat, 4 May 2013 19:14:24 EST MAY- JUNE Chat Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53173899 Happy May Day! It is Labor Day here in Africa where I work, a double paid holiday. Of course our hospital is still open. Some of the staff and also the sudents are off work today but I am still teaching class this afternoon. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I feel motivated to make progress this month. More fitness. Losing weight, etc. It it getting cooler here on the equator so exercising will be easier. June-August are our coolest months. <BR> <BR> Have a good MAY! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> ... Wed, 1 May 2013 01:59:25 EST What are your GOALS for MAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x53173876 My goals: <BR> 1. Gain a Fitness Trophy... at least the 250 minute one. I have not had a trophy for a few months. <BR> 2. Lose at least three pounds. I weigh 257.5 pounds today. <BR> 3. Finish reading at least one book. <BR> 4. De-clutter my computer of some old files. <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 May 2013 01:51:40 EST Spark people menus and food conversions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53162492 Does anyone have an easy way to interpet the measurements in the suggested food menus by Sparkpeople? I am trying to follow my menus more but having difficulty with the measurements. For example 0.25 cup, how much is that actually? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:51:54 EST April 29th - May 5th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53161432 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> APRIL 29TH: NANCYANNE1956 <BR> <BR> APRIL 30TH: LJSBPGH <BR> <BR> MAY 2ND: KATHY_NATURELVR <BR> <BR> MAY 4TH: TRISTAROSE <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:32:12 EST suggestion s/opinions wanted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53154195 hi everyone <BR> <BR> i am in a speech class & have to give a speech so i thought i'd make it about SparkPeople. i wrote & posted the contents of the speech in today's blog and i'm looking for your opinions about how the speech could be improved or if it's ok the way it is <BR> <BR> thank you! <BR> Marie Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:13:04 EST How often do you give SPARKGOODIES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53136442 I should give out SparkGoodies every day but I don't. I have lots of Points that I could use for giving them out. I'll need to try to do better to encourage people through giving Goodies with memos. I love getting them although I don't always thank those who send them. Thanks to all who encourage me through your goodies and notes. <BR> <BR> How about you? How often do you give SPARKGOODIES? Do you live GETTING them? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:47:08 EST What food did you eat for your last meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53136380 My last meal was Sunday lunch. I ate leftover sweet and sour chicken over rice plus corn. I had some bread with cheese and some papaya. <BR> My meal was frozen and it seemed to take FOREVER to cook in the microwave. I sure hope my microwave is not going bad. <BR> <BR> How about you? What food did you eat for your last meal? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>4</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:39:50 EST Number of POINTS on your FIRST SPIN Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53136208 <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:27:04 EST What EXERCISE TROPHY is your Goal for MAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x53136143 Since breaking my knee I have not been exercising enough. My goal is to get ANY exercise trophy during the month of MAY. I will be happy to get a 250 minute Exercise trophy. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 08:23:04 EST getting started again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53066349 after not being able to exercise too tired... and gaining 5lbs I have been scheduled to go to a hemotoligist for my anemia levels. hopefully this will help find out why i have been so blah lately. hoping to get back into the swing and keep reaching towards my goals. i have gone to the library and have gotten coach nicoles workout dvd . was able to do the wrm up and cool down so 10 minutes good.. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:23:38 EST April 22nd - April 28th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53062635 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> APRIL 22: ISTRALOUISE <BR> <BR> APRIL 23: CAROLIAN, DEEDAYE, BONBON561 <BR> <BR> APRIL 24: DEBM2451, MISSG180 <BR> <BR> APRIL 25: LISERFRENCHE, LUNCHMOM1, MARUKI52, KIMZEE71 <BR> <BR> APRIL 27: PAWKETS <BR> <BR> APRIL 28: PAMTHER, PC711019 <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 22 Apr 2013 08:17:22 EST Spark People videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x53039640 How do you post these videos in the fitness tracker? For instance I did a core workout at my desk, and the work out was 11 minutes, but when I put in the tracker it said 5 minutes. Do I change the minutes when I add these videos? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:06:03 EST BLOG(s) OF THE WEEK: April 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53026270 It's been a difficult week for so many ... <BR> but these two blogs stood out for the courage and the personal strength that are both inspiring and motivating. <BR> I hope that you all enjoy these blogs as much as I did... <BR> So Congratulations to... <BR> PracticingPeace: "What the Boston Marathon Means To Me" <BR> Your courage, especially today, is heart warming and inspiring... <BR> may you find peace today... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.as... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 07:38:43 EST A Great Garden Tool http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x53000447 With signs of spring starting to show we're fining ourselves finally able to be outside and starting to do springtime gardening. I found this a few years ago and ordered one, it's a weed puller that works great and I don't have to get down on my arthritic knees to use it. I bought one for my daughter in law in New Mexico to use on the goat head plants that were overtaking their yard and I use it to pull out dandelions. It works great on anything with a tap root. Here's a link: <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:17:38 EST How would YOU describe yourself to a sketch artist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52999047 Watch this when you have an extra 6.5 minutes to spare... <BR> <BR> <link>realbeautysketches.dove.us/ </link> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:04:01 EST What grows in your GARDEN? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52998233 Gardening can bring good exercise. Many people plant flowers. Others plant veggies, or even fruits. Do you GARDEN? What grows in your GARDEN? <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <em>378</em> <em>284</em> <em>210</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>368</em> <em>367</em> <em>370</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 01:34:05 EST STARTING LIFE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52986237 drove 3 hours and went to court today,dropped all the charges today after 4 months,had hopes of being able to return home and see my cats,after court we talked for a few minutes and i asked and he jumped out of my car and ran off to get drugs,leaving me to drive back 3 hours and Never got to see my cats,i feel like such a fool and my heart is so broken, Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:28:16 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52980981 I just found spark. I've been slowly preparing to start my new lifestyle. Making small changes everyday so not to overwhelm myself. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:46:01 EST April 15th - April 21st birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52972495 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> APRIL 15: KMMEJSMOM, BARHASS, JANTHEBLONDE <BR> <BR> APRIL 18: MAGGIEMAY725 <BR> <BR> APRIL 19: DRIVERA_2013, WALLAHALLA <BR> <BR> APRIL 21: FREESIA15, SJACK06S <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:54:24 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/14 – 4/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52966951 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had rhubarb before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:21:48 EST What are your plans for exercising this weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52946628 Saturday, today, I will be getting ready for a garage sale that I will have next week. I will be hauling lots boxes and things to another location. That will be lots of exercise. I may also get in a walk outside. Tomorrow I will likely not exercise unless I do take a walk. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:52:23 EST Will you buy a ZOO PASS this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52927379 Zoos are a wonderful place for walking, exercising and spending family time. Many cities have great zoos and sell annual passes for visits. Do you have a zoo in your city? Near you? Do you normally buy an annual zoo pass? Will you buy a year long ZOO PASS this year? <BR> <BR> <em>86</em> <em>174</em> <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <em>134</em> <em>160</em> <em>219</em> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:03:21 EST Have you reached your WEIGHT GOAL? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52927285 Most of us on SparkPeople want to lose weight so we set a weight goal. I have not lost the weight I want to lose but I have lost some weight. Had I not been on SparkPeople I'm sure I would have gained weight instead of lost it. <BR> <BR> Have you reached your ultimate Weight Goal? Are you now on maintenance mode? <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> <em>224</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:54:51 EST Ladies and Gentleman http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52919543 I am back... Thanks for all the Prayers and nice notes.. The surgery went well now it is going to take time... Time to heal and take it easy for the next 8mo... Pray I won't do anything stupid.. I am driving again for the second time and I am headed to Camp Haluwasa for a ladies day.. I got the cake ready and pray for me..I needed it.. I don't know why the ladies invited me but I don't know anyone.. So Pray a little Southern comes out and things turn out well.. Thanks so much In Christ Love J... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:44:08 EST April 8th - April 14th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52876994 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> APRIL 10: TLEIGHR <BR> <BR> APRIL 11: TUBJUMPER <BR> <BR> APRIL 12: IMREITE, SWTHNY- <BR> <BR> APRIL 13: ANHELIC, JMZINCT <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 8 Apr 2013 07:43:29 EST Exercise Ideas Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x52868219 I've been "tweeking" for so long now I think that should be my new user name, along with the "Totally Turtle" profile image. At the suggestion of my doctor (don't eat less than 1200 calories a day) and the Spark dietitian I've been in contact with (try to keep your calorie range between 1200 and 1300 a day - which is a pretty tight range!) I've been pretty successful in "tweeking" my diet. So, since that doesn't seem to be shaking anything loose I decided to rev up my exercise routine and t... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 14:42:53 EST Weekly Challenge! (4/7 – 4/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52865505 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share them here. Ha... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 10:51:28 EST I'm Totally the Turtle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52863884 When I saw the turtle on this team I had to join, check out my most recent blog and the picture on my spark page – these came before I found this team. <BR> <BR> My doctor's latest comment in January when I brought up the difficulty I'd had in losing weight was, "With your family and medical history weight loss will be very difficult if not impossible." A SparkPeople dietitian told me last week that for me, "a 1/4 - 1/2 pound loss per week would be a reasonable expectation". No wonder the do... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:51:40 EST Congratulations to DONANDMARY77! MOD Award! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52844084 <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> Congratulations to fellow Tortoise Slowest Loser Mary (DONANDMARY77) for being Featured the Sparkpeople Motivator of the Day. Way to Go. <BR> <BR> Check out Mary's SparkPage and various inspiring blogs at: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DO<BR>NANDMARY77 </link> <BR> <BR> Tortoises Unite to congratulate Mary!! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:08:27 EST BLOG OF THE WEEK (3/29/13 to 4/4/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52838547 After reading some incredibly moving and funny blogs, I found a blog that is both inspiring and motivating. <BR> This weeks blog goes to TRIANGLE-WOMAN: ""I Can Do It" and "I Will Do It"' <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309866 </link> <BR> Congratulations and thank you for sharing your journey with us. <BR> There were a a couple of other blogs that deserve to a most honorable nod... <BR> <BR> Sharon10002 "Loving yourself: Loving truth f... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 09:27:40 EST How many Televisions do you have in your house? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52820984 I have two, one in my livingroom and one in my bedroom. I admit, I watch entirely too much TV. <BR> <BR> How many Televisions do you have in your house? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:17:01 EST Strawberry or Grape? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52820974 If you use jam, which do you prefer? Strawberry or Grape? <BR> <BR> Of the two, I prefer Strawberry. But my favorite is Blackberry. In fact, I shipped some sugar free blackberry jam from the States to Africa because it is not available here. <BR> <BR> <em>476</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:12:39 EST Pancakes or Waffles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52820967 I love them both but make pancakes more often because they are quicker and easier to make. I like them with butter and sugar free maple syrup on top. I sometimes also put peanut butter and syrup on my pancakes. <BR> <BR> Which do you like? Pancakes or Waffles? How do you like them fixed? What topping? <BR> <BR> <em>484</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:08:20 EST Spark People with husbands... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52798937 this is a great blog of a wonderful support and may help those of you who are struggling at home with different healthy food choices.... <BR> open communication is a wonderful thing... read the blog its an inspiration.... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309065 </link> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:45:39 EST Did you pre-order The Spark Solution book? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52790365 Yes, I did decide to order the book which will be out in May. It will be mailed to a home in the States and then I will have it brought over to Africa by a visitor who will come this summer. <BR> Through pre-ordering the book I got three months of SparkCoach free. Now I need to take advantage of that and lose some weight! <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 00:39:13 EST April 1st - April 7th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52775748 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> APRIL 2: TRYNAGAIN194, GARDENCHRIS <BR> <BR> APRIL 7: FITZ4759 <BR> may your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:46:34 EST Do you do a daily SparkPeople Poll? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52762970 Yes, if there is a poll that I have not done. Since I have been on SP for over five years I sometimes go a week or two without doing a SP poll then go look to see if there are new questions. A week or so ago I found that SP had added more poll questions so for now, I am again answering them. <BR> <BR> Do you do a daily SP Poll? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:56:55 EST What are your GOALS for April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52750574 I would like to lose at least 2 pounds. <BR> I would like to finish reading two books that I have started. <BR> I would like to take regular walks outside. <BR> I plan to have a garage sale on the 20th. That wil take lots of my time. <BR> <BR> How about you? What are your GOALS for April? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:38:36 EST BLOGS OF THE WEEK (March 29th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52743553 (I thought had posted this already, so it this is a duplicate post I apologize) <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BLOGGERS OF THE WEEK... this week we have a tie <BR> One is a Vlog... HORSESHOEHONEY's vlog "Non Scale Victories" <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journa<BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=5301159 <BR> and Sage86's Blog "Reflections" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302479 <BR> <BR> Congratulations to these two bloggers for their inspi... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:41:19 EST BLOG OF THE WEEK... it's a tie!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52743223 There have been so many great blogs so I decided to pick a theme - INSPIRATION to help us get ready for the real spring weather, shake off the cold that we've all had a bit too much of (unless you're down under). SO this weeks winners of the blogs of the week are ..... <BR> HORSESHOEHONEYS: "Non scale victories Vlog" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301159 </link> <BR> <BR> AND <BR> Sage86: "Reflections" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:07:55 EST Check out the SURPRISE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52736428 If you click on the Tortoise image on the Tortoises Unite team page you will find a surprise. It is a new video depicting what this team is about. Thanks TOPS-TORTOISE for sharing this link on the chat thread. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:57:39 EST Do you organize your panty & food areas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52733265 I was wondering how many people out there have their food storage areas organized for better grocery list shopping needs? I just took on my cabinets, pantry, refrigerators and freezers so I know exactly what is where and have it set up for what needs to be eaten first instead of placing items in front of older ones. <BR> <BR> How organized are you? Thu, 28 Mar 2013 18:28:24 EST Can't eat enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52724351 Hi everyone I know that this may sound odd but my biggest problem is I don't eat enough. I just cant stomach the amount of food we are supposed to eat. I know I should probably be thin but my body keeps going into starvation mode. It has taken me 18 months to loose 38 kilos and I am finally under the 100 mark woo hoo but I was wondering if anyone else has this problem and if they have any advice on how to combat it. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:54:09 EST Are you on Multiple diet websites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52713264 Are you on Multiple Diet websites or does SparkPeople meet your needs? <BR> <BR> I am only on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:33:01 EST Do you SAVE money? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52713064 Yes, I try to. I have money sent to a retirement account each month. Also more money to an employee's saving account that I can get at if I have a larger purchase to make. <BR> <BR> Others save money by spending less, using coupons, etc. <BR> <BR> Do you SAVE money? <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 09:18:39 EST March 25th - March 31st birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52681500 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> MARCH 25: DOINGITALL009 <BR> <BR> MARCH 27: EW1978 <BR> <BR> MARCH 29: AMYBARKERPHOTO, CALLMESALLYG <BR> <BR> MARCH 30: CHALEY3 <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:27:07 EST Do you make LISTS? Do you follow them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52680333 Do you make lists of things to do, groceries to buy, etc? <BR> <BR> I do not usually make a list of things to do unless I am overwhelmed and think I might forget something. Or the night before a trip, so I remember what to take. I do make grocery lists but I do not always take them with me to the store. I do not make a written schedule for my time. Nor do I make a meal plan for the week. <BR> <BR> Do you make lists? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:20:21 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/24-3/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52671382 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:02:08 EST Which Cranberries do you like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52667422 Do you like cranberries? In which form, whole or in a gelatin like sauce? Do you buy your cranberries in a can or fresh? <BR> <BR> I prefer cranberries sauce rather than whole cranberries. I only use that which is in a can. I have never prepared fresh cranberries. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 02:39:14 EST Blog of the week (3/15-3/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52650465 The selected blog of the week was chosen for it's celebratory FIRSTS!!! <BR> BGHRTLINDA is the winer of this weeks blog of the week. <BR> <BR> There was another blog that I would like to bring everyones attention to, as it is quite in the theme of the "Day of Firsts" And that is <BR> CatLadyx8's blog "What A Difference A Year Makes" <BR> <BR> These two blogs are wonderful celebrations of the journey's to a healthier life... <BR> reflective and celebratory. <BR> <link>www.sparkpe... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:44:59 EST Suggestion ns/recipes for Pot Luck meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52637087 Hi, <BR> As a fundraising drive in our store to raise $ for Breast Cancer Awareness through just the employees we are going to be doing bake sales and potluck meals every other week. I am looking for suggestions or maybe tried Spark Recipes that would do well for me to make and bring to the tables and still spread my "spark". <BR> Do you have any ideas? <BR> I am looking for baked goods, breads or rolls, main meals, side dishes, salads, appetizers <BR> What have you made that was a success? Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:22:13 EST BLOGGING: A PLEDGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52612769 brought to the team. It is worth taking a look at and also sign if you want to pledge this to yourself!!!! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290320 </link> <BR> Thank you Kriskay <BR> so many people are blogging, and so many are adding supportive comments... I commend you all and I am working to catch up after taking a 2 and a half day break over the weekend... so if I haven't gotten to you blog I am working on them... if you read one and wa... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:08:13 EST Do you get enough SLEEP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52595085 Nope, I go to sleep well but wake up early, way too early. This has been happening for past years although I slept better at a younger age. <BR> <BR> How do you sleep? Do you get enough sleep? What helps you to sleep better. Have you every had sleeping problem but then were able to change to a good sleep pattern? <BR> <BR> Please give your ideas here as I believe there are many more people out there who have problems sleeping. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:03:59 EST March 18th - March 24th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52583342 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays. <BR> <BR> MARCH 18: LUANN7 <BR> <BR> MARCH 19: MKIRKLE <BR> <BR> MARCH 20: JUNEAU2010, HUNGRYWOMAN2 <BR> <BR> MARCH 22: JAMARIEHICKEY, RUNKIMRUN <BR> <BR> MARCH 24: TIGTAZ325 <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:27:20 EST Trivia Quiz? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52580824 Do you take do the Trivia Quiz on SparkPeople? Are you happy with your results? <BR> <BR> I do much better than I used to do but of course some questions I have missed over and mover. My percentage is gradually creeping up though. <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy doing the Trivia game on SP? Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:16:39 EST Do you BLOG? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52580686 I love to blog and I keep two of them up. I also do my hospital website but sadly, I've not been keeping that one up very well. When I blog, it is very factual. I am not good at showing much emotion in my blogs. No deep secrets from me. <BR> <BR> Do you BLOG? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:10:50 EST Do you eat BEETS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52554293 Yes, I eat beets but not very often. I have only had Harvard beets or plain canned beets. I have never had a non canned beet. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you eat BEETS? How do you like them prepared? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:49:54 EST BLOG OF THE WEEK..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52546984 and the prize goes to .... drum roll <BR> <BR> ELLE_XXX "MEET WHINEY!" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286208 </link> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:54:49 EST How is your WAIST? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52544944 I'm sure not going to let you know what my WAIST measures, only to say that it is far too large!! I am obese and want to have my waist measurement diminish. I am not "apple" shaped nor "pear" shaped. I have an "avocado" shape! <BR> <BR> Here's an article to read about the three shapes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> <BR> How is your WAIST? What is your SHAPE? <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:24:29 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52522225 Hi all...I joined this team 2 weeks ago when I joined spark people hoping if I saw just 1 pound loss it would encourage me. I haven't lost any weight but I'm thinking my calorie intake is greater that my physical output. I have some tough limitations on my health right now but I'm sure in time when things heal I can do better. It's frustrating....two years ago I was doing Zumba classes and taking regurlar gym classes. This was soooo much fun and i'd walk everywhere. I have neck probs due to c... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:38:11 EST What's a go to healthy after workout snack for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x52507071 Do you snack like you should after a workout, with the 30 min. to 2 hours time frame? <BR> What is a go to healthy snack for you? <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>210</em> <em>301</em> <em>474</em> <em>480</em> <em>180</em> <em>194</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:59:01 EST How are your EYES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52506847 I wear glasses all the time. No line progressives with prisms for double vision. I can not see much without them but I can see very well with my glasses. <BR> <BR> How are your EYES? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 20:43:06 EST How are your HIPS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52493604 My hips are pretty good. The only time I've had problems with arthritis pain in my right hip is when I drive a long distance with my foot on the pedal of the car (no cruise control on my vehicle) or during the time that I spent three months using a walker and hoping on my right leg! <BR> <BR> <em>360</em> <BR> <BR> How are your HIPS? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:59:38 EST March 11th - March 17th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52480639 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> MARCH 13: KISSIMMEE, JARNOLD802 <BR> <BR> MARCH 16: CHERYLSBUTT <BR> <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 11 Mar 2013 07:41:41 EST How is your THYROID? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52477589 I have a hypothyroid. I have a goiter that is being treated with synthroid (levothyroxine). I have had several untrasounds, showing nodules. <BR> <BR> How is your THYROID? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:07:07 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/10 -3/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52468712 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the team's discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 11:22:13 EST What is your favorite EXERCISE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52464743 Walking <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:26:36 EST How are you TEETH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52464698 In inherited bad teeth. Forty years ago I had many of my teeth removed because of periodontal disease. I have permanent bridges in place to replace most of those teeth that were taken. I still battle with my gums though and now have many crowns. Over all, I do not have toothaches. I do have jaw aches sometimes if I have been clenching my teeth while sleeping. A night mouth guard helps that. I am able to eat well with my teeth, as is evident from my weight! <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Now y... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:18:30 EST TRANSFERRED TO EX/FITNESS FORUM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52451793 <em>227</em> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 02:09:01 EST this weeks blog award goes to... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52438569 Sharon10002 for her series on "Loving Yourself" <BR> this is a blog series on self awareness, putting yourself forward... <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278084 </link> Fri, 8 Mar 2013 07:00:49 EST Team Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52438431 After spending a great deal of time reading so many blogs from you wonderful bloggers on this team... I am ready to step into the roll that I was assigned- <BR> I will be reading blogs and awarding a spark goodie for the "Best" blog... what qualifies as a great blog... <BR> 1)someone doing hard work through their blogs, <BR> 2)keeping track of the issues they are dealing with that can be a hang up for their weight loss or healthy living <BR> 3)informative, insightful, lessons learned, in ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 06:46:06 EST Knowledge is Power: the benefits and maths of SLOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52420200 Many of us become frustrated with the slow speed of our weight loss: we are tortoises wishing to become hares as quickly as possible! <em>41</em> <BR> There are, however, advantages in losing slowly: <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitn<BR>ess/weight-loss/6-advantages-of-slow-w<BR>eight-loss.html </link> <BR> <BR> There are also mathematical and physics principles behind a slow loss; some of the over-simplified data we are given about "calories in, energy out" = weigh... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:28:48 EST Going on SparkBreak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52409625 Thanks for all your support during this past week of transition from "The Slowest Loser" team to the "Tortoises Unite - Losing Weight Slowly" team. Thanks for all your suggestions and encouragement. Thanks to those who gave me goodies, comments on threads or comments on my page. Thanks to all who have stuck by the team and the team leaders. Our transition time is "officially" over. <BR> <BR> Now as for me.... I'm about done in! I've spent HOURS on the team helping to get the team reorganize... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 07:49:52 EST Newsflash: Two New Team Co-Leaders! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52409357 I've invited two new team leaders. LYNNWILK2 and POPSY190 have already joined us. Welcome to both of you!!! Lynn will be working with the blogs that people write. Penny will be sharing articles of interest and also maintaining an ongoing Strength Challenge thread. Each has liberty to work on any of the forums or team threads though. <BR> <BR> Please welcome them to the leadership: <BR> <BR> POPSY190 's name is Penny. Her SparkPage can be found at: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/my... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 07:30:23 EST How are your KNEES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52407583 I have had bad knees for over fifteen years. Osteoarthritis set into my knees because of age, obesity, use, etc. I have taken Glucosamine and Chondroitin for many years for this pain with much relief from using these over the counter remedies. Then one year ago I broke my left knee and had five surgeries on my leg. Today that knee does not have arthritis but feels tight, stiff, etc because of all the trauma and the metal and plastic knee inside. My right knee though still has the osteoarthrit... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 00:56:02 EST Inactive Thread: New Leaders found. Thanks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52401093 In the past week the Tortoise Unites team has gone through many transitions. During that time ALL of the Co-leaders HAVE posted on the team on at least one thread, all except Mrs_Avery who has been under treatment for cancer so has not been active for awhile. <BR> <BR> Each of the Co-Leaders has her own area of the team where she "works". Since none of the team leaders can be "full time" on this team, I am looking for one or two new Co-Leaders who can help on a more regular basis. <BR> <BR... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:54:16 EST Do you have a favorite Mantra to motivate you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x52399201 I was wondering who out there might have a favorite Mantra or a few that they'd like to share that motivates you to aim for your goals, start or finish that workout, step away from the not so healthy food choice and grab the healthier one. <BR> What is yours? <BR> <em>189</em> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:13:08 EST March 4th - March 10th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52379265 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> MARCH 4: BONNYNBLITHE04, CUTIECAT1, FINDING_LEELEE <BR> <BR> MARCH 6: CHARLE84 <BR> <BR> MARCH 8: CLOUDNINE2 <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 4 Mar 2013 08:37:42 EST How are your FEET? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52375886 Many people who walk a lot or who run or jog have problems with their feet. I know that when I have walked a lot, especially if I did not have good shoes, I have had bouts of plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the plantar region of the foot which caused a lot of pain in my foot or feet. I have had cortisone injections several times. My feet are now ok. <BR> <BR> How are your FEET? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:27:12 EST Have you ever seen a Sea Turtle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52375840 Yes, about ten years ago I went to the beach twice to see Sea Turtles. They are huge! The females were on land and laying eggs and then went back into the sea. I live on a coastal country on the equator, in Africa. It is one of the countries where sea turtles lay eggs. <BR> <BR> Have you ever seen a Sea Turtle? <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:22:20 EST Weekly Challenge! (3/3 -3/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52365981 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had fresh mango before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:19:45 EST Thanks to the team leaders!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52341490 I think our thanks - the thanks of all members of this team - should go to the Team co-leaders and especially to Carolyn for coping so well in what was undoubtedly a very difficult situation, and for doing all the many things that had to be done at such short notice, and so unexpectidly. <BR> There are no doubts that with this strong dedicated leadership this team will go from strength to strength!! WooHoo!! <BR> <em>304</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 14:03:46 EST Want some FUN? Click on....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17882x42796x52335417 Want some FUN? Click on the Tortoise on the Team page and check out what you see! <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> <em>134</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:12:22 EST Do you eat Chocolate Nut Spreads? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52333500 I just had breakfast and ate one piece of peanut butter toast and a second piece of toast with a chocolate nut spread, similar to Nutella. It helps me get my "chocolate fix". <BR> <BR> Do you eat Chocolate Nut Spreads? <BR> <BR> <em>493</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:26:56 EST Tortoises Unite! - Losing Weight Slowly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52333468 We're Back Online... Public. After a couple of days of being a private team, the formerly named "The Slowest Loser" team is back to being a Public team. The Team icon should have shown up again on your Sparkpage. <BR> <BR> The new name for the team: Tortoises Unite! - Losing Weight Slowly! <BR> <BR> Our mascot: Tortoise <BR> <BR> Team Description: An active team dedicated to everyone who loses weight SLOWLY. The team was formerly entitled "The Slowest Loser". Tortoises Unite! Never give u... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:22:53 EST What do you think about the S.L. Tortoise Image? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52319140 Take a look at the Image on the Slowest Loser Team page. I was thinking about changing it since it talks about "One Man's ..... Weight Loss Race. We are more than "one man". We are a whole huge team of those who are in this "race" together. Of course we do have to run the race ourselves. No one can run it for us although team support sure helps. <BR> <BR> I'm open to keeping the image.... It's not hard to find tortoise photos but it is hard to find them in running shoes!! And without copy w... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:00:58 EST Does your exercise change in the Winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x52318431 I live on the equator and it is summer weather year round but most of you live in climates that are very COLD in the winter. <BR> <BR> Does your exercise change in the Winter? To you exercise outside in the summer but inside in the winter? What type of excessive do you do when it is cold outside? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> <em>425</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:11:54 EST Inner Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52313458 I am having a huge struggle right now and that's in staying in sparkpeople. Sparkpeople is terrific and I think it helps thousands of people every day. But I'm thinking that maybe for me, I need to step back from things like this. I know I've left sp a number of times and have come back but I really wonder if it's helping me, being here, or if it just keeps me more focused on the "diet" instead of the healthy living I'm working towards. I feel it's more of a crutch at this point for me. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:26:15 EST The SL team DISAPPEARED from your Sparkpage???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52313151 When SparkPeople changed The Slowest Loser's Team to a "Private" team, it removed all the team icons from our SparkPages. You are STILL on the team. All private teams are private unless you let SP know that you want the team to show up on your page. <BR> <BR> Go to "My SparkTeams" which can be found in the right column on this page. Click on it and you will find a listing of all of your SparkTeams. You must check the box that indicates that you want the Slowest Loser's team to appear on you... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:53:40 EST What are your GOALS for March? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52313042 I tweaked my goals a couple of weeks ago. I do not have a specific weight loss goal. My goals include: <BR> <BR> Read a Heath News Article at least 3 times a week. <BR> Read a Motivational SP Article at least 3 times a week. <BR> Take a walk at least 3 times a week. <BR> Avoid eating after 8pm <BR> <BR> Etc. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> What about you? What are your GOALS for March? <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:42:51 EST March - April Chat Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52312925 March is about here and team changes should bring about lots of chatting! Here is a place to get to know others on the team. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:29:52 EST What's the diff. between a TURTLE and TORTOISE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52312756 http://wiki.answers.com states: <BR> <BR> Turtles primarily live in water (fresh water and oceans) and so have webbed front feet or flipper-like fins to make swimming easier. <BR> Tortoises live almost exclusively on land, so do not have flippers, but normal feet without webbing, often with sharp claws for digging. They only enter water to drink or wash themselves off, and can in fact drown in strong currents. They may be found in arid areas. <BR> Turtles tend to have flatter she... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:15:10 EST Please Read. Important Info. Team Changes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52312571 Hi Slowest Losers! <BR> <BR> Two different people sent me SparkMail today telling me that "The Slowest Loser's Team" had been made a private team. No one knew this was happening. In checking out the team page I saw that we no longer had a SP Coach as a team leader and that Bruce Corwin, alias THESLOWESTLOSER had taken his SparkPage offline. <BR> <BR> I did a SP search and found a thread entitled "Slowest Loser Blogs". This thread explained that all of the Slowest Loser Blogs have been rem... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:58:04 EST New Name for the Slowest Loser Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52312359 Some of you may have noticed that The Slowest Loser Team has been made private. This was done by the SP coaches. The team is no longer tied to Bruce Corwin's (alias The Slowest Loser) challenge to lose weight. The team is no longer an OFFICIAL SP Team but a member "generated" team. It is still a team, and a mighty active one at that!!! <BR> <BR> Because the team is no longer tied to the Slowest Loser nor his blogs (which have been removed from the DailySpark), I think we need to change the n... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:38:36 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52303070 Hi everyone I'm new to the Spark programme and I seriously don't know what I'm doing but in the last 2 days managed to do the food charts. That in itself takes time to do. I'm a bit disappointed because at the moment I'm not able to do much exercising due to neck probs. I also have osteoarthrits in both knees but really didn't start bothering me until last year when I tried Zumba. <em>30</em> I tried to keep up with the younger ones at 62 you think I would learn it's not smart to pretend ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:54:04 EST menus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52299252 i see some members talking about the plans menu, how do i get that? i can bring it up on the day when im on it but im looking for the week at a glance so i can shop and know ahead of time thanks for any input Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:56:49 EST Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52289974 Is the amount of time to do a workout on the sparkpeople website an estimate, for example 2 sets of 15 Hip Flexors in 5 minutes. It does not take me 5 minutes to do this exercise, so I changed it to 2 sets of 30 to compensate the difference. Am I correct in my thinking? <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Cheryl Martin Tue, 26 Feb 2013 08:22:39 EST Feb. 25th - March 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52273760 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 25: LTMURPHY7, JLADDCHE, CINDY-K, DONNY32008, AND MY DAUGHTER ALEX TURNS 5 TODAY. <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 26: FRECKLEGIRL1226 <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 28: KMBRUND <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 29: FISHER011 <BR> <BR> MARCH 1: CONNIE 1826 <BR> <BR> MARCH 3: SHAMROCKY2K <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:55:52 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/24-3/2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52263131 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat at least 5 servings of fruits/veggies <BR> #3 – Get an extra 10 minutes of activity <BR> #4 – Give a SparkGoodie to a Slowest Lower team member <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new recipe this week. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be joining? Please share... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:42:16 EST Goodie Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52257659 Give a Spark Goodie to at least 3 Slowest Loser team members. Then come to this thread and let us know that you have finished the challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:44:12 EST Do you like to watch TV shows about weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52257630 There are so many TV shows about losing weight. Some are factual about someone who has lost a lot of weight through various methods. Some are trying to sell a product. Others are reality contests to see who can lose the most weight. Do you like to watch TV shows about weight loss? <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> <em>7</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:38:00 EST Pancakes or Waffles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52257602 I like them both but usually make pancakes. I use a low calorie syrup. Sometimes I also like to use peanut butter on my pancakes. <BR> <BR> How about you? Pancakes or Waffles? How do you like them? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:33:45 EST What is your favorite COLOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52257580 Blue but purple takes a close second! <BR> <BR> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> <em>322</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 01:30:59 EST What seasonal signs did you see outside today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x52240702 For those who like to get outside and do some form of activity what are you observing- here is a game where you note down a seasonal sign you saw today. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:32:27 EST Do you use the SP Food Tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52229621 No, but I should! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:53:33 EST Cardio or Strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15762x42796x52218162 Hello all <BR> I know it may seem to be an odd question, but for certain things like hula hooping where I am toning my abs, and rising my heart rate dose it count as both? What about about yoga where it does help strengthen muscles and it does get me moving, although gently? How do I tell the difference between strength training and cardio when it comes to mixed activities like this? <BR> Any help would be great,because I am trying to figure out my march goals, as its coming up soon. Thank... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:40:12 EST Do you have CHILDREN? How many? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52215683 I have no children. <BR> <BR> Do you have Children? How many? Do they live with you or are they grown and out of the home? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:37:40 EST Ketchup, Mustard or Mayonnaise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52186198 I prefer Ketchup on beef but Mustard on ham. I prefer Mayonnaise on poultry. I am talking sandwiches. I usually do not use condiments when I am eating a meat at a main meal. <BR> <BR> How about you? Tue, 19 Feb 2013 01:53:08 EST February 18th - February 24th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52172413 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 18: AALLEY2 <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 19: AMETHYSTSTAR <BR> <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 20: JENNYBWAY, AFERRARI <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 21: CLASSICKELLY21 <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 23: SHIRA2325 <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:45:28 EST Do you use MIXES or bake from SCRATCH? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52170541 I do both. I order some brownie mixes and sometimes cake mixes via a shipment from the States but I make all my chocolate cakes by scratch. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you use MIXES or bake from SCRATCH? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:46:19 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/17-2/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x52159779 Good morning! Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Track calories eaten each day <BR> #3 – Do 15 minutes of exercise while watching TV <BR> #4 – Read – and perhaps share - an inspirational quote each day <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Make a list of ten things that you like about yourself, and post it someplace conspicuous. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 09:43:37 EST Do you like to cook with garlic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52144687 I like to eat garlic and sometimes use garlic powder or garlic flakes. When I buy a whole garlic is seems to get forgotten in the fridge and it dries out before I can use it. <BR> <BR> Do you like to cook with garlic? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:46:06 EST Did you Celebrate Valentine's Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52130716 Nope, I live in Africa where Valentine's Day is not celebrated. I did receive a little heart from some of the American kids here. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if you received or bought Valentine's Day candy? Chocolates? Did you eat candy yesterday? <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:46:08 EST jogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52123526 does anyone have a beginners workout for the treadmill? the dr said jogging is the best cardio for me to loose my troubling pounds and firm up what i want firmed.... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 12:32:07 EST Happy Valentine's Day everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52122885 My name is Don and I restarted Spark people on Jan. 01, 2013. The Biggest Loser airs on Monday, so I weigh in on Tuesdays at 10:00 am after getting my wife off to work. So far I am averaging losing 1% of my bodyweight every week, with the exception of a couple of weeks the end of January. Darn that Flu!! Gained the first week and lost 0.5% the second. My doctor says I am "Insulin Resistant" or pre-diabetic so I follow a high protein, low-carb and low-fat plan. Exercise is hard for me a... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:44:00 EST 2013 my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52120214 hi my name is cyndi im 56 yrs old im married to my best friend i have 2 children and 2 grandchildren i like to read i have alot of medical problems and i know by losing weight and changing my life style i will live a longer and happier life and beable to spend the time with the grandchildren Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:40:34 EST Feb. 11th - Feb. 17th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52073995 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 12: AUNTHELEN, MOONGLOWSNANA <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 13: KKXS65 <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 14: BRIDEEATH <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 15: VAMPYRE03 <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 17: FLEMIDG <BR> may all your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:18:08 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/10 -2/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x52061471 Good morning! Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Don't eat in front of the TV or computer <BR> #3 – Watch no more than an hour of TV each day <BR> #4 – Post a message in one of the Slowest Loser discussion forums <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 – Post a blog entry. <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Which of the goals will you be ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 09:00:16 EST Making Progress or Struggling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52058770 Are you making progress with changing your lifestyle or weight or are you struggling to do so? <BR> <BR> I'm still struggling, It's a matter choice and I need to make wiser food choices. I also need more exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:32:14 EST OWN or RENT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52058741 I rent my duplex. It is actually provided for me here in Africa but on my salary stub it appears as if it is a rented house. <BR> <BR> How about you? Do you own or rent the place where you live? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:28:55 EST Do you prefer shoveling snow or cutting grass? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x52058725 I prefer to cut grass. <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:26:43 EST Are yo doing anything special for VALENTINE'S DAY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x51999939 No, except that I have a couple of Valentine's cards that I will give to the American children who live on the Station. <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:30:26 EST This is me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x51987125 Hi, <BR> I have been trying to lose weight for over 6months with very little sucess. <BR> I have lost 4kgs but have lost 8cms round my waist. To me this is more important. <BR> I guess i am just not serious enough or dedicated enough to lose the weight. <BR> But i have perservered & hopefully with the help of spark i might finally get <BR> somewhere in my journey!! Here goes nothing!! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 08:52:03 EST im back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x51985478 hi my name is cyndi and im ready to begin and this time im ready to follow though with it..................................... <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 06:55:37 EST Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x51980442 New here and trying to be patient so I am hoping this group will help me get through. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I want my self back! I have been working away from home for the last 6 months and that has really not helped. Crazy hours, lousy sleep schedule and more easy take out at midnight than I care to admit. Although I have the facilities to cook for myself I find that I only know how to feed a family of 5! I am going back home soon for at least 2 weeks and will ta... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:19:26 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x51977155 Hello to all. I am new to this team, but I'm liking it already!! i joined SP a few months ago and have lost a total of 10 lbs in 4 months. I was counting my calories but not working out and stopped around thanksgiving on 2012. I have decided to get back on it today and my goal is to reach 130lbs in whatever time it takes. My mentality has changed, it's not how fast I can lose it, but lose it and keep it off. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 16:15:32 EST Greetings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x51970775 Hello I am Sage I am a downhome coastal country girl from Atlantic Canada. I am cook, I love horses and wolves. I like to draw, scrapbook and read. I am spring summer kinda girl. My goal is to 35-40 pounds this year. I have set up my plan so I am losing 1 pound a week, a goal that I feel should be dobale for me. I have tried to lose weight many times and have always struggled facing the lose 5 pounds and gain 10 battle. I am now at the heavest weight I have ever been and I refuse to go up an... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:17:01 EST Feb. 4th - Feb. 10th birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x42796x51969503 Let's celebrate this weeks birthdays <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 4: SHAREBEAR2012 <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY 7: ZANANCHAN <BR> may both your birthdays be filled with joy and happiness Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:02:09 EST Weekly Challenge! (2/3 -2/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15761x42796x51962071 Here are this week's goals. Please join us in as many as you'd like. :) <BR> <BR> Every day this week: <BR> #1 – Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> #2 – Eat a healthy breakfast every day <BR> #3 – Go for a walk <BR> #4 – Leave an encouraging note on a Slowest Lower team member's wall <BR> <BR> BONUS CHALLENGE <BR> #5 - Try a new type of produce this week. (Never had kale before? Now's your excuse to try it! :)) <BR> <BR> OTHER CHALLENGE <BR> #6 - Add your own challenge here. :) <BR> <BR> Wh... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:40:00 EST Slow but steady? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x42796x51951971 I re-joined sparkpeople in Dec 2012 with the goal of losing 50 lbs. I have been tracking my food daily and doing at least 20-30mins of jogging 4-5 times a week. So far I lost about 7lbs, its going slow and can become discouraging, but I think I will stick with it. I might have to reevaluate my goals, maybe if I have the goal of losing 1/2 lb weekly instead of 1lb weekly I will be able to see result and remain motivated. <BR> I think I need to look at this as a new way of living and not som... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:48:38 EST