SparkPeople FitGirls Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=43574 Whatever your age, weight or size everyone of us has a FitGirl waiting inside. Fitness is not about size, but attitude and strength of body and/or mind. Need encouragement? Join us! SparkPeople FitGirls Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=43574 a-z of new year resoluti ns/goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x60016138 a-an apple a day Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:44:41 EST a-z of christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x60016132 a-angels Sat, 13 Dec 2014 18:43:41 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x60013369 Hi everyone I am new here. I have a massive amount of weight to lose so i'm aiming at 50 lbs. per time as a goal. I have struggled with staying commited to any program and came across sparkpeople while doing an internet search. I'm hoping to meet fun, supportive people who have the same goals as myself. So far i'm liking the website however i'm sure i'm not understanding the entire thing and all the benefits it has to offer so any suggestions and tips would be appreciated ! Sat, 13 Dec 2014 10:53:57 EST 51 habits of happy people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x59836992 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1894&page=3 </link> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:38:26 EST a thanksgiving survival guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59828198 http://gallery.mailchimp.com/f33199bae2822<BR>4fceb18f1c61/files/2014_Full_Plate_Tha<BR>nksgiving_Survival_Guide_2014_11_21_11<BR>_26.pdf?utm_source=Email+Access+List&u<BR>tm_campaign=9a46f64578-Weekly_Email_20<BR>14_11_2111_20_2014&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_term=0_8688509ca4-9a46f64578-49005753 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:17:21 EST what are you having for thankgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59805042 what is your typical traditional thankgiving meal?do you go by old tried and tested recipes or have you altered them to make them more healthy?have you a recipe you would like to share with us here? Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:45:46 EST today i am thankful for........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59804981 with thanksgiving coming up in some lands it is time to think of all you are thankful for.here is the place to let us all know what you are thankful for. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:40:07 EST a smarter approach to eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x59767532 <link>www.rebootwithjoe.com/the-smarter-wa<BR>y-to-approach-your-next-meal/?utm_sour<BR>ce=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_cam<BR>paign=Feed%3A+jointhereboot%2FuoBr+%28<BR>Reboot+With+Joe%29 </link> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:19:47 EST need help with motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x59746630 <link>goweloveit.info/lifestyle/10-things-<BR>you-need-to-drop-to-stay-motivated/?ut<BR>m_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral </link> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:31:45 EST blog worth shareing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59742586 <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-12360/what-l<BR>osing-100-pounds-taught-me-about-how-w<BR>e-treat-overweight-people.html </link> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:48:12 EST 8 ways to substain energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59720391 <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/8-ways-to- </link> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:05:42 EST are you drinking your water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x59704833 here is a link to an article on the benifits of water <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=you_asked_what_are_the_benefits_of_<BR>drinking_more_water#undefined </link> <BR> <BR> also i challenge you to drink two more glasses of water than you usually do tomorrow and post on this thread if you have reached your goal by posting the emotions <BR> <em>274</em> <em>248</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 20:35:52 EST no excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x59594889 <link>greatist.com/fitness/50-bodyweight-e<BR>xercises-you-can-do-anywhere?utm_sourc<BR>e=BetterChoices&utm_campaign=3bfde9626<BR>5-BC_Newsletter_10_28_14&utm_medium=em<BR>ail&utm_term=0_7310be7e88-3bfde96265-340179057 </link> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:57:27 EST some useful guides(see them all till end of page) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x59571623 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12673&memberid=874628 </link> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:38:11 EST let this 3 year old put a smile on your face http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59471746 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12525&memberid=874628 </link> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:56:21 EST great food chart(inf ormative) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x59425760 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12296&memberid=874628 </link> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:18:11 EST i find this video inspireing in many ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x59422857 this video inspired me and i hope it will also inspire and motivate you to go and do something you might have put off doing because of your size.i personally have never let my size stand in my way of doing things i want to do.i am afraid to say i have sometimes let people or rather peoples opinion influence me in the past.not anymore i have learnt to be true to me and even if i can´t really say i 100% love myself and my body yet i can say i have learnt to accept what i have and not let it sta... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:23:04 EST anyone for a laugh/smile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x59405771 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=12304&memberid=874628 </link> <BR> <BR> enjoy Thu, 9 Oct 2014 09:11:46 EST smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59372474 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1529 </link> <BR> <BR> thought we should smile <BR> take care and keep smiling Mon, 6 Oct 2014 07:13:33 EST tracking reps/sets for october http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x59352547 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthlyreps/sets.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearlyreps/steps goal... <BR> monatelyreps/sets goal.... <BR> reps/sets done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- ... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 03:21:14 EST october tracking for steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x59352541 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 03:17:43 EST healthy kitchen power hour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x59333998 here is a link that i think alot of you will find very interesting especially if you are concidering or are on a more plant basis diet <BR> <link>healthy.foodrevolution.org/#sthash.W<BR>ZhoYt14.1k4tN9sZ.dpbs </link> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:13:24 EST totally awesome video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x59010450 <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11896&memberid=874628 </link> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:22:22 EST borrowed from one for all all for one team,useful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x58998128 Getting Portion Sizes Back Under Control <BR> <BR> At home and away, our meals have all become supersized. And so have we! Find out why how much you eat is just as important as what you eat in your diet for controlling weight. <BR> Over one-third of U.S. adults — that's more than 72 million people — are now considered obese. What we eat certainly contributes to America's obesity epidemic, but how much we eat and our lack of portion control may be even more important factors. The bottom lin... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:02:32 EST to all you runners/wal kers/racers out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x58988583 got this in a spark email and thought i would share it incase you didn´t see it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=join_sparkpeople_on_the_road_this_fall </link> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:36:57 EST must watch,a good goal as well as an inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x58970618 my goal is to be this fit when i am 90 <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11826&memberid=874628 </link> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:11:14 EST how to spice up your food without adding calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x58965863 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=520 </link> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:30 EST forgot the title,lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x58957251 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1210 </link> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:50:33 EST low carb food swaps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x58926931 <link>greatist.com/health/lower-carb-alter<BR>natives </link> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:30:27 EST fitness can be fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x58888295 <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-report<BR>/diet-and-fitness/exercises.aspx?pos=2<BR>&xid=nl_everydayhealthdietandnutrition<BR>_20140818 </link> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:40:54 EST 5 weightloss tips to help regain motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x58878375 <link>https://fullplateliving.org/blog/los<BR>t-motivation-lose-weight-5-tips-get-it<BR>-back?utm_source=Email+Access+List&utm<BR>_campaign=e6931f83b1-Weekly_Email_Augu<BR>st_18_20148_18_2014&utm_medium=email&u<BR>tm_term=0_8688509ca4-e6931f83b1-60401953 </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:15:52 EST 17 weightloss habits take less than 5 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x58878327 hope you find somethings in this list helpfull <BR> <BR> <link>https://fullplateliving.org/blog/17-<BR>weight-loss-habits-take-less-5-minutes<BR>?utm_source=Email+Access+List&utm_camp<BR>aign=e6931f83b1-Weekly_Email_August_18<BR>_20148_18_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_te<BR>rm=0_8688509ca4-e6931f83b1-60401953 </link> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:08:49 EST a-z of healthy food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x58874972 a-apple Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:45:48 EST a-z of fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x58874959 a-aerobics Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:44:54 EST Important Announcement Re: Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x58221854 After today, June 15, 2014, Team Spark-goodies will only be <BR> awarded to Team Members who have visited the Team within <BR> the past 30 days. Our system keeps track of this, and knows <BR> who you are. So, in order to be to be eligible for your handsome <BR> Team goodie, please be sure to visit your Team page, and participate ! <BR> <BR> See you there ! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 02:34:58 EST Important Announcement Re: Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x58221805 After today, June 15, 2014, Team Spark-goodies will only be awarded to <BR> Team Members who have visited the Team within the past 30 days. <BR> Our system keeps track of this, and knows who you are. <BR> So, in order to be eligible for your handsome Team goodie, <BR> please be sure to visit your Team page, and participate ! <BR> <BR> See you there ! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 02:19:16 EST Important Announcement Re: Team Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x58167210 After today, June 9 ,2014, Team Spark-goodies will only be <BR> awarded to Team Members who have visited the Team <BR> within the past 30 days. Our system keeps track of this, <BR> and knows who you are. So, in order to be eligible for your <BR> handsome Team goodie, please be sure to visit your Team <BR> page, and participate ! <BR> <BR> See you there ! Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:01:21 EST i will probably be missing in action. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x57949731 hi just to let you know i am not certain how much computer time i will have in the next couple of months as hopefully i will be having my operations on friday and if all goes well will be in hospital and rehab for 2 months,longer if there are complications.hope you will all remember to keep your fitgirl shing through.you can do this Wed, 21 May 2014 11:00:01 EST fitness goals and or plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x57949699 what are your fitness goals for the rest of the year?what is your fitness routine now?do you plan to keep it or change it up?if so with what? <BR> <BR> <BR> thank you sabrina for bringing it to my attention that i hadn´t done this thread.please repost what you wrote in the last years thread here for all the other fitgils to cheer you on. Wed, 21 May 2014 10:57:27 EST A_Z of easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x57576134 a-april Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:56:05 EST HAPPY EASTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x57576130 i want to wish all you fitgirls who celerbrate eater a happy easter.remeber easter is more about the spiritual aspect than about food so though it is ok to have 1 or 2 celerbatry meals they don´t nessacary have to turn into 1 or 2 days of food orgy.same with the easter chocolate.you can indulge but in mass.savour a bit of chocolate in your mouth,let it melt wait abit before having more.remember the higher the % cacoa in the chocolate the healthier it is and the stronger the taste so you wont ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:55:09 EST valentines day challeng http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x56768695 this challenge though short i think is great.name 5 things that you love about yourself <BR> <BR> <BR> name 5 things you can do today to show yourbody that you appreciate all it has done and does and will do for you. <BR> <BR> told it was short.have fun coming up with the answers.you can either post them here on this thread or in a blog to get extra spark points for blogging. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 04:24:17 EST febuary chat thread,come on in and join us http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x56599819 hi everybody hope you are all fine and doing well and that your innerer fitgirl is shining through.those who made any new year´s resolutions are you still going strong or has it fallen to the roadside?what´s new by me? well ayyub has been off school ill.i myself have not been feeling honky dory but hope i feel better for my op when it comes.have MRT and the specialist on monday so should know op time and the details then .will post a blog monday evening re how the hospital went.food is not to... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:00:21 EST febuary tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x56598191 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR>... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:51:04 EST febuary tracking milage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x56598185 here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> 15th- <B... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:46:53 EST febuary tracking for numbers and reps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x56598180 here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 1... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:43:15 EST fit in the time to form a new habit(ch allenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x56598152 saw this challenge on another group and thought it might be something for us. <BR> <BR> consistent repetition will make an action become a habit. We all would like to replace our bad habits with healthier habits. <BR> <BR> 1. Pick a specific area of focus and develop an achievable goal that you can do each day for the next week. Can be anything as long as it is measurable on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> 2. Commit yourself to creating a streak of at least 7 days. <BR> <BR> 3. Check in either ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 04:27:54 EST 4 running mistakes(from no meat athelete) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x56478739 4 Running Mistakes that Keep You Stuck and Frustrated <BR> <BR> Sometimes, you just need someone to give it to you straight. <BR> <BR> Occasionally Jason Fitzgerald and I do 30-minute coaching calls with new Run Your BQ members to help them build some initial momentum when they join our program. I’ve done a few dozen of these calls now, and in the process I’ve noticed something striking: <BR> <BR> Almost every runner’s frustrations are the result of the same small handful of mental mistak... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:06:03 EST new year,new chat thread,drop on in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x56169812 H A P P Y N E W Y E A R E V E R Y O N E Wed, 1 Jan 2014 18:08:44 EST the more jar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x56159737 What is the MORE Jar? <BR> <BR> MORE stands for Motivating, Outstanding, Rewarding and Encouraging. <BR> <BR> Find yourself a jar that you can fill with this year's MORE items -- <BR> <BR> Each day, pick one of the MORE items and add something to your jar: <BR> <BR> MOTIVATING: motivational quotes, a picture that motivated you, a task you completed that motivates you to do something even bigger, a quick note about how you kept your motivation that day, etc. Anything you find motivating. ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 04:31:05 EST what NSV(none scale victories)did you have in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x56048225 the scale is not the only way to judge how are healthylifestyle journey is going sometimes when the scale doesn´t give us the result we want our non scale victories can be what carries us through and helps us not give up.have you any favorite NSV this year. <BR> <BR> <BR> mine was being able to put back on the emerald ring my father brought me for my 18th birthday.it was several years since i had last worn it. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:11:06 EST resoluti on/goals for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x56048217 have you made any yet?do you plan to make any?share them here we would love to hear and cheer you on.maybe even steal some of your resolution or goals for our own.let us know and maybe become someone elses inspiration Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:07:08 EST resoluti on/goals for 2013,reached or not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x56048207 what resolutions or goals did you make for 2013?did you meet them?were you close or nowhere near?what could you have done better?let us celerbrate your success with you or give you are support if you didn´t. Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:05:00 EST A-Z of christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x56048179 going althabetically think of things to do with christmas.when finished start again with the a.i will start. <BR> <BR> A-angel Sat, 21 Dec 2013 05:56:08 EST what are you thankful for. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x55725877 with thankgiving coming up in some lands i thought this would be a good time for us to remember all the things we have to be thankful for. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:03:18 EST healthy alternatives to eating over the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x55725605 holidays are a time of celerbrateing with our family and friends usually over something lovely to eat.let see if we can come up with some other healthy,fun alternatives to just vegitating in front of the box and eating. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:32:32 EST healthy thank given reciepes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x55725582 if you have any healthy thank givens reciepes either for starters,aside,maincourse,dessert,snaks etc.post them here. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 06:29:50 EST I Remember When... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x55693964 Hello Friends! Finish this: I remember when... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:23:57 EST i chose this instead of/when i wanted that http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x55580515 this healthy lifestyle is all about CHOICES infact our whole life and even who we are boils down to the choices we have been given or chosen in our life to date.just like our future selfs will be determined by the choices we make her and now and in fruture.to make us all more concious and aware of our choices i thought having this thread might help.who knows the choices you make might not only help you but inspire and give other to make similar if not the same choices in fruture. Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:32:23 EST NSV(none scale victories)let celebrate them togeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x55580505 there are times when for some reason the scale doesn´t move or even worse moves in the wrong direction.at theese times instead of letting it get to us we will look to our NSV for inspiration in those times.it can be anything from as little as getting out of bed when i didn´t feel like but did it anyway or making a healthy food choice instead of listening to that biscuit calling your name.to as big as getting off certain medications or in a smaller dress size.so come and share with your fellow... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:26:31 EST chices video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x55326021 thought you might like this i did. <BR> <link>betterchoices.co/wp/habbits/ </link> <BR> <BR> sorry for some reason the link doesn´t work but it is worth seeing.you can get to it from www.better choices.co Sun, 20 Oct 2013 04:34:35 EST fall chat thread-drop on by and chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x54905990 hi everybody i have arrived back safely from our tunisia holiday but with the kids being ill(see my last blog) and lots of time spent at the hospital with lots of hospital times ahead i haven´t had the time to deadicate that i wanted to and intented to deadicate after my return.i hope you are all well and letting your fitgirl shine through.for those with children i hope they had a good start to the school year.zakariya and ayyubs school started last thursday just gone and ayman starts his spe... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 03:52:00 EST canada day/inde pendence day.what´s on the menu? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53995915 let us know what you plan on the menu or what you had on the menu to celerbrate.was it with in your calorie count?over it but planed for by saving calories for it etc?or totally over the calorie count not planned?have you a favorite low fat or low calorie version of a fest mealtime favorite that you would like to share with people?have you any tactica you would like to share to help others overcome the calorie fall?never having ever celerbrated any of theese day i am curious what is traditio... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 01:56:41 EST july chit chat,come on in and join us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53995879 i know this is a few days late,sorry about that but it is set up now. hope all those who celerbrate it had a great canada day yesturday and those who celerbrate have a great independence day today.we don´t have any of that over here but next week is the start of ramadam so i will be very busy getting the house in order till then and pre planing menu´s etc for this time.remember pre planing is the best way to deal with this our healthy lifestyle.hope all is well and that you will drop by from... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 01:47:02 EST independance day challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x53937044 for the lands that celerbrate indepance day i thought it was time to come up with a challage to honour that day .it is a challange we can all take part in and find benificial even iflike me you live in a place where they don´t celerbrate indepance day. <BR> <BR> to me indepdance means freedom,an ability to do something alone.independance also means taking responsability for myself and my actions.with that in mind i ahve come up with this challange. <BR> <BR> i want you all to think and choi... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 17:18:07 EST Today I Will Do _____ For My Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53669500 Stand instead of sit every chance I get, <BR> Sweep a little more and push things out the door, <BR> I wouldn't need a pardon to just sit in the garden, <BR> The weeds would call to me and I would soon be on a knee, <BR> So every chance you get just cast a fitness net, <BR> You'll find a lot of "can dos" if you just lace up your shoes, <BR> Should you be unable or your body just be a bit unstable, <BR> Exercise with a chair or arm bike for that extra care, <BR> There are ways around those hit... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 11:25:59 EST june chit chat.come on in and join us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53559466 here is the chit chat thread for all your fitgirls to let other fitgirls what is going on in your life.doesn´t nessacary have to be weight loss related but can when you so want. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:50:27 EST fruit and vegtables? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53559437 June is national Fruits & Vegetables Month – what is your favorite fruit and favorite veggie? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>482</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>210</em> <em>367</em> <em>368</em> <em>369</em> <em>370</em> <em>372</em> <em>373</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:48:12 EST Exercises when lower body is out of commission http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x53397910 Ok team, I need some ideas. I need to have a list of workout ideas that I can do which doesn't involve the lower body at all. My knee is out of commission and I need to get back on a workout regimen or I'm going to keep gaining weight instead of losing. I'm frustrated right now and I'm reaching out for support! Sun, 19 May 2013 10:32:47 EST happy mothers day to all you mothers out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53317314 just wanted to wish all you fitgirls mothers out there a great mothers day <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>375</em> <em>41</em> Sun, 12 May 2013 15:56:13 EST time for a challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x53295159 This mini challenge is going to focus on getting members active in the team and sparkpeople community and earning points. <BR> <BR> The challenge will begin on monday the 13th may. The challenge will be 7 days long and will have 3 challenges a day. You can do all three challenges or just one. For each challenge completed, give yourself a point. <BR> <BR> monday <BR> <BR> ----------Track your food making sure you have a vegetable beginning with the first letter of your name or profile name... Fri, 10 May 2013 16:36:57 EST happy easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x52769054 to all my fitgirls that celerbrate easter hope you are all having a lovely time but still remembering to let your fitgirl shine through. <em>449</em> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:06:23 EST team interview:1M LLDOLLARBABY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x52621635 what is your profile name? <BR> 1 MILLDOLLARBABY <BR> <BR> your real name or name you would like to be known by. <BR> Jenn <BR> <BR> how did you get your profile name? <BR> I felt I needed a more kick butt name to fit my new attitude <BR> <BR> tell us a little bit about yourself. <BR> Check out my sparkpage <BR> <BR> how long have you been with sp and how did you find spark people? <BR> I've been on since 2006 and found it just looking up weight loss on yahoo. <BR> <BR> which a... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:37:39 EST team interview SMNXN10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x52384797 <BR> <BR> what is your profile name? <BR> SMNXN10 <BR> <BR> your real name or name you would like to be known by. <BR> SARAH <BR> <BR> how did you get your profile name? <BR> It is a moniker assigned to my husband and I by an ISP a long time ago. <BR> <BR> tell us a little bit about yourself. <BR> I am a medical transcriptionist, pianist, and trumpeteer. I have been working on weight loss for more than 10 years now. <BR> <BR> how long have you been with sp and how did you find s... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 14:58:33 EST some links i thought might interest my fitgirls. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x52352963 <link>caloriecount.about.com/measuring-suc<BR>ess-without-scale-b600517?utm_source=w<BR>ebsite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=n<BR>ewsletter_20130302&utm_term=continue1 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecount.about.com/4-most-common<BR>-questions-eating-exercise-b598984 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecout.about.com/25-minutes-bur<BR>n-up-300-calories-b575386?utm_source=w<BR>ebsite&utm_medium=blog_20130210 </link> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 11:00:01 EST marching in to spring official chat thread. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x52352416 hi everybody how is it all going.though i am still not 100% better i am on the mend and trying to do something about my mental attitude which has not been in a good place reacently well since my op last november if truth be known. the other day i steped out of my comfort zone and did something i haven´t done in 26 years and i am still on a high from it or rather from the fact that i went ahead and did it.i wont say more as i would like you all if you are interested to check out my spark blog.... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 10:18:44 EST team interview amybakerphoto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x52291237 what is your profile name? <BR> AmyBarkerPhoto <BR> <BR> your real name or name you would like to be known by. <BR> Amy <BR> <BR> how did you get your profile name? <BR> I'm a professional photographer :) <BR> <BR> tell us a little bit about yourself. <BR> I'm a home schooling mom, married with 2 kids, I run my own photography business (www.AmyBarkerPhotography.com), I love to read, watch movies, go hiking, take walks, go camping and knit. <BR> <BR> how long have you been with sp a... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:48:36 EST Another Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x52273818 Hello to All: I joined SP November 2012 and have become engulfed in the wealth of knowledge, tips, support and everything else wonderful in this world. At almost 64 years of age, though I'm not overweight (at least I think) I know I need to make my body LOTS more healthy and fit. Going through my SparkCoach program this morning, it was suggested that I join a new team ... I chose FitGirls and targeted the 10,000 steps-per-day goal. Now I did make 10,000 steps one day last week ... that's ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:59:52 EST team interview: :JUJIFRUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x52201717 to get to jujifruits sparkpage click on her name under teamleaders on this page. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> what is your profile name? <BR> Jujifruit <BR> <BR> your real name or name you would like to be known by. <BR> Julianne <BR> <BR> how did you get your profile name? <BR> It was a nickname I had when i was young, I think it's a happy fun name. <BR> <BR> tell us a little bit about yourself. <BR> I am an LDS stay-at-home mom. I have been married for 22 years to a wonderful husband, ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 06:03:43 EST team interview-PR RAIRIECROCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x52041356 What is my profile name ? <BR> It is PRAIRIECROCUS. <BR> <BR> what is your real name? <BR> My real name is Bev. <BR> <BR> How did I get my profile name ? <BR> I originally wanted to use DUSTYROSE, but when I was applying to begin with SparkPeople, <BR> I was advised that someone is already using that name. I immediately grabbed onto the <BR> name PRAIRIECROCUS, since that flower is the floral emblem for Manitoba, the province <BR> in which I live ! <BR> <BR> Tell us a little bit ab... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 17:40:12 EST team interview. ever-hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x51947061 here is a link to my spark page. <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EVER%2<BR>DHOPEFUL </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> what is your profile name? <BR> ever-hopeful <BR> <BR> your real name or name you would like to be known by. <BR> karen or karima(my islamic name) <BR> <BR> how did you get your profile name? <BR> i see my self as ever-hopeful lol. <BR> <BR> tell us a little bit about yourself. <BR> i am muslim,married with three boys who all have special needs.i originate from w... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 17:25:21 EST healthy recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51939600 have you a favorite food and healthy recipes that you want to share.any tips to make a healthy recipe.a favorite meal that you have or want to make healthier.share your recipes and tips here.also if you are looking for a healthy recipe round a particular food ask here maybe another fitgirl might be able to help or have a healthy recipe for you. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 07:24:32 EST workingout t/starting workingout with an injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51939200 this topic was recomended by a fitgirl.here you can talk about your fears/problems involved with working out witha disability or injury/illness or starting back after a outtime through injury.if anyone has advice to give people on this subject from their own personal experiance or through medical knowledge please feel free to share.below are some links which might help. <BR> <BR> some chair exercise videos <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe<BR>am?feature=mhee </link> <BR> <... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 06:18:29 EST are you going red today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51923021 i have copied this from another group and as all my three children have heart problems it is something that is close to my heart(no pun intended).so i am afraid the link will not be a direct link but still hope you will take the time to check it out thanks <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you going Red today? <BR> <BR> The American Heart Association sponsors Go Red for Women event which is February 1st this year. Everyone is encouraged to wear Red on that day to promote women's heart health. <BR> <B... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:36:37 EST valintines challenge 1st-14th febuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51907070 the valentines challenge will be a streak challenge running for 14 days.who ever manage to do the streak for the whole 14 days will get a heart goodie at the end of it for valentines day. <BR> you can decide your own streak but it has to be something that you normally struggle with to help you you form a habbit.you pick your streak.post it here and report back how it is going.here are some examples for people who might be struggling what streak to do. <BR> <BR> water(8glasses a day) <BR> ex... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:46:38 EST suggestions for new threads opening up in febuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51827812 hello team i hope you are doing well and still enjoying your healthy lifestyle.i would like to open some new threads febuary and as this is your team would like to know what you would like so suggestions welcome and needed.things such as <BR> <BR> #a recipe thread? <BR> #daily exercise thread? <BR> #getting to know you thread? <BR> #discussion thread? <BR> #interview thread?(say once a week an interview from a fitgirl,this can only be done through your partitcpation though) <BR> #water threa... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 04:09:56 EST ABC New Years Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51563053 What kind of interesting resolutions do we all have...let's see! Start with A and let's work down to Z. Let's have fun changing! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:32:34 EST progressive challenge from 6th-12th january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51489787 stole this challenge from the chair exercise team.loved the idea and thought would be fun so whose in with me? <BR> <BR> <BR> This week we'll have a 6 day Progressive Challenge! Each day we will add another challenge but we will keep doing the first challenge(s): <BR> <BR> Monday: Exercise at least 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes AND drink at least 6-8 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water AND ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 18:11:20 EST wonderful workout wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x51430548 thanks beverley for the title. <BR> <BR> i thought this phrase was great when beverley wrote it in the chat thread and decided to make it into a thread of it´s own.so let us all make this a wonderful workout wednesday.what are your wednesday work out plans. <BR> <BR> my work out plans today. <BR> 5k on treadmill <em>248</em> <BR> 100 crunchies (still to be done.) <BR> dumb bells reps for arms, soulders and back <em>248</em> <BR> 5k on treadmill(will do when kids in bed tonight) <BR> s... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:03:44 EST new year,new chances,new chat thread.comeon in and http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51427403 he is the new chat thread for the new year.please feel welcome to join us.as it says it is a chat thread so you can chat about anything you want weather,family,home,job,this our health journey ,fitness etc.it is your thread so us it. <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE:LET`S MAKE IT COUNT: Wed, 2 Jan 2013 07:06:21 EST we all need to treat ourselves one in a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x51427205 <link>women.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-15-heal<BR>thy-indulgences?ecd=wnl_day_010113&ctr<BR>=wnl-day-010113_bl-stry&mb= </link> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 06:46:28 EST I'm a return sparker as well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x51406328 Can use all the help I can get. I really liked your posting on the spark team listing. Sounds like you are exactly what I am looking for. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:46:22 EST new new start/back to basis challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51373970 got this challenge from the chair exercise team and thought it might be what for us. <BR> <BR> This challenge will run from 31st Dec - 6th Jan <BR> Our first challenge of 2013 will be to get back to the BASICS! Chose at least 2 (or more) of the following mini challenges to work on this week, You may join the challenge at any time during the week. Just work on your mini challenge for the remainder of the days. There is no competition here. This is for our own personal help. Check in daily or... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:33:03 EST tracking thread for number of reps in january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51328798 i am early posting this this time,lol. <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:56:19 EST tracking thread for number of reps in december http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51328786 sorry i am late posting <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:52:44 EST tracking thread for milage/km in january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51328782 i am a bit early posting this(makes a change)lets make this year count. <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <B... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:50:43 EST tracking thread for tracking milage/km in december http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51328778 sorry i am late posting this <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:48:39 EST tracking thread for tracking steps in january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51328772 i am a bit early posting this as i will probably still be n hospital with my son for new year.make this new year count. <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> mon... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:46:29 EST tracking steps for tracking steps in december http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51328765 sorry i am abit late with this . <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR>... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 03:44:18 EST here´s a couple of links that might be of interest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x51318986 being a fitgirl is not just about being physically fit there is a lot more about it it is exerciseing,eating healthily,having the right mental attitude,being able to enjoy life and making the best of what we have or what is thrown at us in life.it is all this and more in one.here are some links to help you find the right attitude needed. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/fitness-speci<BR>alist/change-your-attitude.aspx?xid=nl<BR>-LosingItWithJillianMichaels_20121224 </link> <BR> <B... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:05:53 EST end of year REFLECTIONS challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51304273 as the end of year has come and a new year is close on the horizens i thought it would be a good idea to do a blog reflecting on this last year and on what you plan in the next year,if you will keep on doing what you are doing or have a new goal.is your focuse still on the scale or more on nsv etc,etc,when you have posted your blog let us know on this thread so we can all know to go and read your blog.who knows what you have written might not only be a motivation and guideline for yourself bu... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 09:24:58 EST belive in you and what you can do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x51237459 i decided to post this link here in the motivation forum rather than the link forum.i know for many this coming holiday will be bringing many temptations for some i just want to say that whatever you choose to do not do or eat not eat in this time it is down to you and your choice.believe you can do what you set your mind to do. it is possible to come through this time.here is a clip of an amazing man who at first gave up on himself as he believed what dr´s told him.then because one other per... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:11:21 EST all i want for christmas ....is my 2 front teeth.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51232497 as christmas time is coming i was just wondering if any of you have asked or are expecting or treating yourself to something that will help you in this your healthy lifestyle journey.e.g,workout clothes,exercise equipement,etc,etc.i don´t celerbrate christmas being muslim but my oldest son seems to be picking up the exercise bug from me.it is his birthday on friday,he will be 10 and he has asked for a unicycle which we have got him but he keeps asking for a heart rate monitor as he really thi... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:53:50 EST graditude-what are you grateful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x51219612 we sometimes forget how many things we have to be grateful about especially at times of stress,ill health, maybe unemployment or uncertainty in the workplace,homelife,dieting etc,etc there could be many reasons that is why it is important that we learn to appreciate the little things in life by doing that it makes us calmer and more able to cope with all the big things that life throws at us.so here is the thread to write down one thing that you are grateful for today.everyday come and let us... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 13:14:37 EST gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x51218620 this is the season to be jolly,la,la,la,la............ <BR> i am sure nearly everyone one of us know the line above from a famous christmas carole.i say it is wrong and it is the season to be grateful,grateful for all we have and all that we will hopefully have if the future.if you are in a bad spot at the moment that might make being grateful hard here is a couple of links that might help.i will also open a greatful thread for you to put down what you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <link>www... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:26:07 EST check this out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x51136165 here is a link to a fellow fitgirls blog in which she gives a short discribtion and link to the beewell for life website.they are both worth checking ot.thanks for the informationbeccaboo127 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153916 </link> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 16:29:55 EST 10 ways to avoid holiday weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x51096957 10 ways to avoid holiday weight gain <BR> <BR> Keep your eye on the prize…a slimmer you! Mindful snacking is one way to weigh less without stress. Mindless snacking will prevent the weight loss you’re working so hard to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Imbibe with caution. Alcohol accomplishes two negatives: extra calories without nutrition, and a relaxing of inhibitions. You need all your willpower to resist the cheese dips and fried snacks, so staying sober is a good strategy <BR> <BR> Don't go wil... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:42:31 EST climb a mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x51096871 Climb The Mountain <BR> <BR> I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back. <BR> <BR> I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt. <BR> <BR> I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place. <BR> <BR> I was ready to climb th... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 12:35:11 EST challenge survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x51096219 first i have to appologise for the lack of challenges recently but with the health issue i have been having i haven´t had as much time for skype and the fitgirls as i would have like.as we are now heading for the end of the year i thought i would ask you my fitgirls what challenges or any you would like in the coming year.remember this is your team as much as mine and bev´s and genia´s.to help make it a better team we need to hear from you.whatyou want and need from this team.so please take a... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 11:38:32 EST to all runners and would be runners out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x50917224 <link>www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories<BR>/runner-body#.UKsSDQCGq80.email </link> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:31:49 EST to all you runners and would be runners out there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x50917168 i am going to post this link in two of our forums as it is applicable to both. <BR> <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories<BR>/runner-body#.UKsSDQCGq80.email </link> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:27:35 EST team challange for the end of the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50885017 first of all i want to say how very proud of you as a team.today someone brought to my attention the team leaderboards for spark teams.in our team catorgory there are 2 2 9 teams in the ranking we are <BR> <BR> for spark points number 21 out of 229 <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> and for fitness minutes we rank number 24 out of 229 <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>244</em> <BR> ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 03:40:21 EST A-Z songs from the past http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50878081 all cried out Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:41:34 EST birthday list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50855136 copy and paste and add your birthday from the last post posted...... put the day,your first nameor name you like to be called by and your profile name.lets start a birthday list to send congratulations. <BR> <BR> January <BR> <BR> <BR> February <BR> <BR> <BR> March <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> April <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> May <BR> 1st-karen--everhopeful <BR> <BR> <BR> June <BR> <BR> <BR> July <BR> <BR> <BR> August <BR> <BR> <BR> September <BR> <BR> <BR> October <BR> <BR> <BR> Novem... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:50:22 EST time to do a P:A:R:T:Y: challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50783152 got this idea off another group and liked it so much that i thought i would share it with us fit girls.so who is ready to party?copy and paste the below exercises and everyday you do one or all of the exercise´s let use know by writeing the date by it.she how often we can get a PARTY. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> P = Pushups x 10 (any variation) or Sit up's if easier <BR> <BR> A = Arms x 10 (any arm exercise you like) <BR> <BR> R = Rumps x 10 (anything that works that booty) <BR> <BR> T = Thighs... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:19:30 EST word game-healthy foods. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50765581 i borrowed this game from the chair exercise team. <BR> <BR> From - FLRED12 <BR> My suggestion is that the word igiven by the next person start with the last letter of the previous word . All words suggested are required to be healthy foods. <BR> Example - I say - apple - the next person says Eggplant - the next person - something starting with T etc!! <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 02:23:54 EST read this on a friends blog and had to share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x50727592 <BR> Stop stopping yourself. Stop holding yourself back. <BR> <BR> Stop giving power to your limitations. Instead, give commitment, action and persistence to your best possibilities. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fear and anxiety are immensely compelling, yet you are even stronger. The inertia of complacency is powerful, and yet you can overcome it. <BR> <BR> Whatever may have been holding you back has done so with your cooperation. Choose now to no longer cooperate. <BR> <BR> You have made the ex... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:12:09 EST new spark people radio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x50702729 spark people have just set up an on demand radio programm,check it out the bit i have heard of it was interesting.here is the link to the sp staff blog telling us all about it and with a link to the radio station.check it out <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SP_STAFF </link> Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:47:51 EST follow this link to make you smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x50680141 well it did me anyway. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYfjM_jh04&<BR>feature=related </link> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 03:11:35 EST November December Challenge : Let's All Get Trim ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50679711 <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <BR> Honukkah ( December 9th) , and Christmas ( December 25th) are fast approaching ! <BR> We will all like to look our best, for all the photos, that will inevitably be taken ! <BR> So, here is a Challenge, to get us all exercising, in earnest, so that we can all <BR> get trim, for the Holidays ! <BR> The Challenge is : To do your favorite exercises... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 01:56:21 EST I am newly starting over on SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x50655792 Hello, <BR> I am newly starting over on SparkPeople. I want to lose some baby weight. I am currently 175lbs. That is obese for me I am 5'2. So any weight make me look round and tight. I have five kids so my body is not bouncing back. I am going to have to work to get it toned and fit looking. I feel thin and stuff but when I look at pictures and in the mirror I am like shocked. I am a size 12 so it's like my close are saying pick a team, plus size or regular size. Maybe this group be be a gre... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 09:17:19 EST november tracking thread for reps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50647530 sorry i am late posting <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:44:26 EST tracking thread for tracking milage/km in november http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50647506 sorry i am late posting this <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:42:28 EST tracking thread for tracking steps innovember http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50647487 sorry i am abit late with this . <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR>... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:40:30 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x50644261 Hi everyone, I am not new to SP but I just joined this team. I am hoping to meet people with similar goals as me to be buddies with. I am 24 years old and I am a full time masters student studying special education. I have struggled with depression and thyroid issues since I was in high school which has definitely contributed to my weight gain. I am at 257 right now, and I would like to be around 240 by Christmas. I am just making small goals for myself so its not so overwhelming! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 13:01:15 EST a-z of halloween costumns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50603056 adams family(something for the whole family) Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:48:15 EST 5 minute killer workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x50575373 Another killer short workout from Johnny Grube combining a jump rope and a bodyweight exercise. <BR> <BR> Jump rope 50 times <BR> Do 10 squat thrusts (burpees) <BR> repeat <BR> continue nonstop for 5 minutes <BR> <BR> go for it and let your fitgirl shine through. <BR> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:48:54 EST workout plans for the coming winter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50535186 The days are shorter, the air has a chill in it in the morning and we are now falling into winter. What if any adjustments are you making in your workouts? How are you planning your workouts if you have been doing them primarily out of doors, what will change in your programme? The Fall and Winter can be prime times to take the opportunity to reassess your goals and adjust your workouts. The change in seasons can change our approach to fitness for the good if we become creative. What are you ... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:22:14 EST questionair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x50520490 read this questionair on a spark friends page and thought it might be usueful.at first i was going to put it in the motivational forum but decided it would be better here.it can be a challange to fill it out or even a way of tracking and reaccessing where you are on this our journey to get healthy and fit.it is your choice if you answer just for yourself,in a blog or to copy and paste and answer in this thread.if anyone needs help to copy and paste let us know.take care and keep smiling and l... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:10:57 EST Making healthier choices! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x50508277 Hello! <BR> <BR> Since February, 2012, I've worked hard to lose 75 pounds. Now that I'm at a healthy weight, I am working toward a leaner, more physically fit body. Currently, I am half-way through Jillian Michaels' 90-Day Body Revolution and I'm loving it! My new goal is to have a six-pack before I turn 50! <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone! <BR> <BR> Shelley Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:17:17 EST Wanting to loose weight and to feel better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x50488397 Hello, my name is Charlotte I have been doing this on again and off again diet for so long. It seems like after getting married 7 years ago all I have did is gain weight. I work until 10pm at night 5 days a week and that is when we eat and usually it is like a hamburger, tacos. This all started becacause my husband does not want to eat dinner by him self. I keep trying to get him to enjoy chiken, salads the healthier foods. He admits he would probably do better if I was there with him. He enj... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:51:56 EST A Beautiful Day to Say Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x50484245 I am a 23 year old, female, Latter Day Saint. I am set on changing my life because as I wrote a friend I realized that I wasn't living my life because I was fearful - of if I could do what I wanted, if I would get made fun of, if I tipped the scale on weight maximums, if I could physically accomplish my own goals, if I could not make a fool out of myself or feel stupid for being so overweight. How does one become Morbidly Obese? I'm still not sure, it definatelywasn't an overnight transformat... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:35:13 EST halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50440026 do you celerbrate halloween?if so how?we are in the middle of making decorations for our house,the kids have picked out what costumn they will where we still have to make the paper mache pumbkins for them to go trick or trating with and i am trying to come up with some healthy snacks treats etc for both the party and to give away for the trick or treaters.ideas welcome.one good treat for the kids is to slice kohrabi/parsnip/turnip in thin slices and form ghoast shapes out of them,make a humus... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:58:59 EST fitbit-opi nions-have you one?do you want one?disc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50439937 i am sure all of you have seen the adverts for the new spark ab for the fitbit and the adverts for fitbit.i know i have am and concidering getting one.i wanted to know what you all think.have you one?will you get one if you haven´t?are they as good as the advert says?i tried to order one but when it came to the payment section the only option was by world pay.i have never heard of world pay.does anyone know what oit is and how it works?anyway let us know what you all think. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:31:32 EST fall chat,come on in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x50439930 hi here is the new chat thread for the fall.come on by and tell us all how your life is going the good the bad and the scary(after all halloween is nearly here)hope you are all taking this fall the opurtunity to fall into shape.look forward to chatting to you all. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:27:30 EST Caring Devoted Mother http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x50439831 <BR> I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST <BR> <BR> Hi I'm Monica <BR> I'm a 42 yrs young mother of 9 children, the 9 and 12 yr old girl's are my lil cousin's of whom I've raised since 2007. I'm interested in meeting new people and seeking motivational advice,support and join forums of other topic's( such as everyday living.) I do residential , offices and commercial cleanings. I'm a caring GOD fearing person, who enjoy's life to the fullest. I've bee had a hard time reaching my goals in li... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 03:42:07 EST good to know not just for the friend feed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x50410295 on the spark team leaders business thread mary anne asked this question which i was also interested to know the answer . <BR> <BR> here is the question <BR> Do you think the day will ever come that when you go to someone's page from your friend feed that you will be able to go right back to where you were instead of having to go page by page?or is there a trick i don´t know?? <BR> <BR> and here is the answer.i have tried it and it worked.should save quite a bit of time. <BR> <BR> For blogs... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 06:22:18 EST a-z of your personal traits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x49838516 amicable Sun, 9 Sep 2012 04:25:09 EST a-z of lands and towns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x49838513 a-australia Sun, 9 Sep 2012 04:24:23 EST this weeks challenge 8th sept-16th sept. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49823778 stepping out of your comfort zone. <BR> <BR> i am sure we have all at one time or another stepped out of our comfort zone at one point or another on our healthy lifestyle journey.i know i have several times.in fact last week i stepped out of it big time right here on sp in a blog.infact for me it was such a big step that i am classing it as my biggest NSV(none scale victory) up to date.for those who haven´t seen it yet and want to her is a link <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 02:36:30 EST tracking thread for steps in september http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49823629 sorry i am abit late with this . <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR>... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 01:52:15 EST tracking thread for milage in september http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49823598 sorry i am late posting this <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 01:50:02 EST september tracking threads for reps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49823584 sorry i am late posting <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 01:48:22 EST positive emotions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x49720502 We need to focus on the positives in our lives. Post an emoticon that best describes a positive in your life today. <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> x 7 tracking streak <em>224</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:44:45 EST a-z of things to do not involving food or drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x49617791 a-accordian playing Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:27:24 EST A_Z of reasons for looseing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x49511022 a-to be more ACTIVE Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:20:44 EST Any InstaGram Lovers Out There? #sparkfit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49247771 Any other ladies obsessed with Insta? <BR> <BR> I was looking around trying to find some Sparkers to see if they wanted to follow-for-follow (#sparkfit) and keep track of each others weight loss journeys! If you're interested, follow me too! @cdanie11e <BR> <BR> http://statigr.am/cdanie11e <BR> <BR> There's a group on Spark too "Instagram Lovers" but some other girl started it so right now it's just myself and her in the group! hahah. See yah fellow Sparker! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:45:49 EST summer slumber party(chat discussion thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x49206074 hi everyone sorry i have been behind on catching up with the threads but trying to catch up now.here is our chat thread to over the summer months,drop by and join us . Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:17:12 EST tracking thread reps for august http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49206021 sorry i am late posting <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:11:55 EST tracking threads for reps in july http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49206011 sorry i am late posting <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:10:46 EST tracking milage for august http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49205989 sorry i am late posting this <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:08:24 EST tracking thread for milage in july http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49205972 sorry i am late posting this <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:06:57 EST tracking steps for august http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49205937 sorry i am abit late with this . <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR>... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:04:34 EST tracking steps for july http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x49205920 sorry i am abit late with this . <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR>... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:02:51 EST mommy time(tips and advice to help one another) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x48887992 Taking care of your children and taking care of youself is an overtime-job. <BR> <BR> How do you find time to make those important life style changes you so desperately need? <BR> <BR> How do you manage cooking healthy for yourself and your kids who love Happy Meals? <BR> <BR> How do you get your exercise time in? <BR> <BR> Share here what works for you and what does not, your tips and your advice, with other team moms. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> <em>318</em> <em>183</em> <e... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:09:40 EST rose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x48717102 Hello Handsome... My Name is rose (Motivational) <BR> <BR> June 26 / 2012 <BR> <BR> The first day of school our professor introduced him and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. <BR> <BR> I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being... <BR> <BR> She said, ’Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. <BR> Can I give you a ... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:11:24 EST lets do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x48676826 im new to spark and slowly discovering all the neat things it offers. if anyone has any advice i would love some! im in my 20's and trying to get back to my confident, healthy, athletic self. I can no longer fail. Too tired of hating my body! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 23:04:21 EST discouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x48444387 this may seem a strange title to put in the motivation and fitness forum but please read it and i hope it will motivate you. <BR> <BR> discouragement <BR> <BR> "If you've invested enough effort and energy to get discouraged, you're well on your way to success. Discouragement is a certain weigh station on the road to any worthwhile achievement. <BR> <BR> If you know and care enough to be discouraged, you've made considerable progress. Learn what the discouragement has to teach you and then ... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 08:50:35 EST tracking thread for reps in may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x48120954 sorry i am late posting <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10... Fri, 18 May 2012 01:52:08 EST tracking thread for milage in may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x48120942 sorry i am late posting this <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Fri, 18 May 2012 01:50:00 EST tracking steps for may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x48120935 sorry i am abit late with this . <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR>... Fri, 18 May 2012 01:47:37 EST bite it write it challenge 19th-27th may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x48120920 usually i start challenges on a monday but for this challenge i am starting saturday on the pricible.why wait to manday start now(now being morning,lol.)most of you probably already track but for those who don´t it could be a start.for those who do by posting a <em>248</em> or a <em>244</em> can encourage someone else to do the same you will also get the recognition from the team. so here is the challenge. <BR> <BR> Track what you eat this week. This can be here on the Sparkpeople nutrition... Fri, 18 May 2012 01:44:57 EST portion control http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x48066280 here is a helpful link regaurding portion control <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/healthtool-portio<BR>n-size-plate?ecd=wnl_din_051412 </link> Mon, 14 May 2012 17:44:58 EST Hello there !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x48052696 Hello everyone : <BR> <BR> My name is Victoria and I am new to the team, so though I would swing by and say hi. <BR> <BR> I am 51 years old and have finally won my 30 year battle with my eating disorder. It was won thru a tremendous amount of work, including lots of blood, sweat, tears, lots of cursing at the scale ( hehehe ), prayer, determination and hope. Today is my 43rd consecutive binge free day. <BR> <BR> I am in the last gasps of perimenopause and as a result, weight loss for me no... Sun, 13 May 2012 20:26:29 EST The Top Fives - The First Week of May, 2012 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47975689 <em>279</em> SparkPoints : <BR> 1). BIGPAWSUP <BR> 2). PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> 3). DRAGONCHILDE <BR> 4). FALASTIN <BR> 5). EVER-HOPEFUL <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> Fitness Minutes : <BR> 1). CTRACIN <BR> 2). EVER-HOPEFUL <BR> 3). TANYA210 <BR> 4). BIGPAWSUP <BR> 5). EASH5M <BR> <BR> Congratulations, everyone ! <BR> Keep up the good work ! Tue, 8 May 2012 15:38:34 EST Woo Hoo To This Week's Top Five ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47863098 <em>208</em> SparkPoints : 1). LREIGLE <BR> 2). BIGPAWSUP <BR> 3). PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> 4). DRAGONCHILDE <BR> 5). CTRACIN <BR> <BR> <em>279</em> Fitness Minutes : 1). EVER-HOPEFUL <BR> 2). CTRACIN <BR> 3). EASH5M... Tue, 1 May 2012 17:44:49 EST tracking for habbit building http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47732974 instead of a challange this week i want to set up a basic tracking thread to help you build up your daily habbits.hope you will all find this uesful and join in. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> we will start with sleep as that is what we normal do before our day starts,lol.the thing is to try and get between 6-8 hours sleep a night ,when tracking you can either do a goal met emotion or the number of hours sleep you had. <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> water is very important as our bodies needs the water fo... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 06:24:00 EST this article wrang some truths in my head and just http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x47685174 hope this helps some of you.it opened my eyes on a few things.here is an excerpt out of it along to the link to it all. <BR> <BR> 9. How has your life changed now that you've lost weight? <BR> <BR> I can do anything I want. The sense of formidable power I once derived from being big can now be derived from being very likely the fittest person in any given room. I look at my body for all its loose skin and stretch marks and I realize that it has always done exactly what I needed it to do. It... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 03:58:16 EST this weeks challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47628545 sorry i am late posting this weeks challenge so i will make it easy. <BR> <BR> write a blog on the fitgirls. <BR> what makes you a fitgirl ? <BR> why do you want to be a fitgirl? <BR> what to you means the word fit or fitgirls? <BR> what do you do to make/to be a fitgirl. <BR> <BR> a goodie for writing a fitgirl blog Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:47:56 EST Congratulations to this Week's Top Five ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47619718 <em>208</em> SparkPoints : (1). KRISM07 <BR> (2). BIGPAWSUP <BR> (3). PRAIRIECROCUS <BR> (4). DRAGONCHILDE <BR> (5). LUCKYNUMBER25 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>279</em> Fitness Minutes <BR> (1 ). CTRACIN (2). EVER-HOPEFUL <BR> ... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 03:46:06 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47608325 Hi! My name is Destinee, I am 29 and overweight. I have 4 kids and I am a stay at home mom. I currently weigh 197 lbs. and would like to eventually get down to 135 lbs. I would love any words of encouragement or tips to help me get started and stay on track. My biggest weaknesses are eating out of boredom and drinking too much soda! Thanks for letting my join your program, and I hope to be shedding of the pounds and setting a positive example for others! God bless, and have a great day... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:13:28 EST Food & Mood Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x47599966 Hey Fitgirls... I just wanted to share a link to my blog I posted today with some reflections on food and mood I've noticed over the past week. I have been trending more toward a plant-based (vegan) diet lately, and have been thrown off the way-side with Easter and a few other set-backs; in my off-track eating, I have noticed a HUUUGE shift in energy and mood, compared to when I was eating a typical "omnivore balanced diet" versus off-track omni. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'd be really interested i... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 22:37:37 EST vent room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x47578373 this is an idea i have from my special parents with special children team,there it is used to vent about,dr´s,schools,medical insurance etc.this is a room where you can come and vent about anything and everything in the hope of getting it off your chest instead of fressen it in you with food etc.sometimes we can´t say it to our love ones or friends as sometimes things are better left unsaid but we still have to get it off our chest.here is the place to do it.it is alot healthier to get someth... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:41:43 EST todays hula hoops http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47573215 come here and post if you have hula hooped todaytrack by either numper of turns or number of minutes. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:48:18 EST todays situps/crunches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47573209 if you do situps/crunches post here how many you did today Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:46:54 EST todays skipping http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47573205 if you do skipping come here and post how many jumps you did or how many minutes. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:45:39 EST todays push ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47573202 if you do pushups come here and post how many you did today Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:44:25 EST have you got your freggies in(fruit and veg) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47573191 come and post here daily if you got your freggies in either by posting what you have ate,the number or the emotion <em>248</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:41:23 EST did you get your 8 glasses water in today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47573183 here is a place to put out your water consumn on a daily basis.just come every day and write either the number of water you have drunk or if you have had your eight glasses a goalmet emotion. <em>248</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:37:37 EST Im new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47531952 Hey everyone....stay motived and determined.....remember the 5 P's....Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance!!!!!! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:57:30 EST My Body Gallery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x47507427 http://www.mybodygallery.com/ <BR> <BR> it's great to plug in your sizes and height and weight and get an idea about how you may really look. it's especially great when you're being hard on yourself for a number! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:02:14 EST declutter challenge 9th-15th april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47491529 when we clear out the clutter of our life it can make us see things more clearly and can also open the way for new things.weather it is clearing out our wardrobe of clothes too big or small,sorting out our junk drawer(which i am sure everyone has somewhere)and finding things we thought lost or we have forgotten about,clearing out cupboards of unhealthy or out of date food so we have a better overview.or just cleaning in general it will make us feel better .so this weeks challange is to either... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 06:03:02 EST Hoping to be a FitGirl :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47485714 My name is Jody, I'm 48 and hoping to become a FitGirl for possibly the first time in my life. I saw this group and thought it sounded like a great place to 1meet others with the same goal and to inspire. Look forward to getting to know other FitGirls! Have a great evening <em>41</em> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 18:39:19 EST Starting from Scratch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47409365 You ever bake a cake from scratch? There are so many ingredients that individually wouldn't taste so good, but when you combine them in the correct order and manner, they become this amazing construction. <BR> <BR> That is how I am viewing this weight loss/ lifestyle change. There are so many individual pieces: drinking 8 cups of water, exercising, eating fruits and vegetables, getting the appropriate amount of calories, getting the right amount of sleep....each of these alone will provide ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:12:42 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47390703 Hi Everyone! My name is Janae and I've gained about 30 pnds in the last year and I'm really excited about getting fit again! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 15:22:10 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47377876 Hi everyone. My name is Suzanne and I am looking forward to being a fitgirl again. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:28:18 EST fitness minutes challenge 2nd april-8th april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47365142 this week we are having a fitness minute challenge. there are two challenges to chose between.pick one and post on this thread which challange and youir results. <BR> <BR> challenge A <BR> set a goal of the number of fitness minutes you plan to do this week and try to reach it. <BR> <BR> challenge B <BR> start off with so many fitness minutes a day and try to increase it by a certain number a minutes a day or to double it each day. <BR> <BR> as simple as that i am sure each and everyone of... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 03:43:11 EST tracking thread for reptitions in april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47365093 here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 1... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 03:34:59 EST tracking thread for milage for april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47365067 here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> 15th- <B... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 03:31:49 EST tracking for steps in april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47365041 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR>... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 03:29:11 EST do you have what it takes to succeed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47344309 this is by a fellow sparker jukebox2.i have his permission to repost it here.i think this article is great and wanted to share it,hope you get something out of it as well. <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>---------------- <BR> <BR> This is your starting point... Where you are now... <BR> <BR> No matter what you do, you'll have to come up with a plan to go from where you are to where you... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:37:58 EST Hello Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47331846 Hello, my name is Trista. I am rejoining Spark People because I had done well with it before but fell back into some old habits. So I'm starting over, ready to be rid of the weight. I've always shied away from exercise and weight training in particular, but I'm starting really want fitness for myself. So I look forward to getting to cheer each other on and to the support! Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:06:51 EST Something to think when....a 1/2 pint seems right http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x47302109 Today's thought from Hazelden is: <BR> <BR> The cause is hidden, but the result is known. <BR> --Ovid <BR> <BR> We know it's coming before we do it. Our boy[girl]friend dumps us and we devour the ice cream. We don't get the promotion so we head for the bar. We have a fight with our spouse and treat ourselves to a new leather jacket - at his or her expense. We decide that because we're feeling bad anyway, we might as well take full advantage of it. We figure the worse we feel, the more entit... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:22:54 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47266294 Hi, my name is Jennifer, I don't exercise very often even though I don't. I can't seem to get motivated enough to do it. I want to get fit so that I have the energy to keep up with my kids and feel good about myself. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:10:32 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47262523 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lori, I recently joined sparkpeople and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm 29 and I'd like to lose about 22lbs. I've set some goals for myself that I hope to achieve this year and I'm hoping you all can help me along in that journey! <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:16:33 EST spring into step challenge.26th march-1st april http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47249951 this weeks challenge is simple either moniter the number of steps you do daily or the number of miles or kilometer.to give yourself more motivation you can set either a daily or weekly goal to aim for and post if you reach your goal.goodluck. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 05:10:59 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47163963 Hey everyone! Just joined today and I'm very excited to be on a new journey towards a healthier life! I've struggled with weight for most of my life and today is the first step to changing that :) Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:37:56 EST mirror challange 19th-25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47135643 runs from monday to sunday.hope you will all join in the fun. <BR> <BR> M-mantra-make up a mantra to go by for this week and stick to it. <BR> I-imagine you are at goal,whatdo you want to do when you are at goal?don´t wait.do it now. <BR> R-rep-do 5 times 15 reps of an exercise of your choice. <BR> R-rest-get at least 6-7 hours sleep a night <BR> O-for orange make sure you get your 5 portions of freggies(fruit & veg) in a day. <BR> R-reflect where you are and where you are going.are you stil... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 04:56:51 EST the fitgirl attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x47114252 just a reminder to old and new fitgirls what we are all about. <BR> <BR> <BR> the FITGIRL ATTITUDE <BR> . <BR> F is for FITNESS <BR> I is for IGNITE your spark <BR> T is for TRAINING <BR> G is for GO FOR IT <BR> I is for I AM WORTHY <BR> R is for READINESS <BR> L is for LIVING life to the fullest <BR> <BR> A is for ATTITUDE <BR> T is for TRIAL & ERROR <BR> T is for TALKING <BR> I is for IMPRESS YOURSELF, FIRST ! <BR> T is for TIME <BR> U is for UNSTOPPABLE attitude <BR> D i... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:29:03 EST HI! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47092457 I'm new! I'm glad to have found this group and can't wait to meet more of you! <BR> <BR> I need all the support and encouragement I can get - care to join me? Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:13:11 EST interesting blog re motivation collage. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x47088390 read a blog from one of our new fitgirls.and if you are thinking of making a motivational collage yourself you might pick up some good pointers or if you just need some extra motivation and inspiration please read this blog to the end i am sure you will find some i know i did. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784879 </link> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:10:18 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x47035794 Hi! My name is Tina. I am the mother of two "boys", ages 19 and 17. I am happily married (23 years this past December). <BR> <BR> I have done Weight Watchers in the past, and was successful, but decided to try this program on the advice of my younger sister. You can't beat free, right? <BR> <BR> :-) Mon, 12 Mar 2012 11:06:59 EST fitgirl challange 12th march-18th march http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x47014428 it is time to have fun while getting fit and what better way to do that than do the fitgirl challange.it is quite simple try to do each day what is written for the letters of fitgirl to help get our fitgirl attitude.even you don´t manage to do them everyday trying to get them done even a few days will help to let your fitgirl shine through. <BR> <BR> F - get in at least 5 fruit and/or veggies a day. <BR> I - I as in me.try to get at least 15 minutes a day me time be it reading,having a bath ... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 01:51:31 EST LET`S PARTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x47007090 <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> You are invited to the FITGIRLS TEAM PARTY <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep the party going everday to celebrate all the hard work and dedication we put into making ourselves the persons we want to be. <BR> <BR> come here everyday and KEEP THE PARTY GOING WE HAVE EARNED IT!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> <em>185</em> <em>18... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:54:46 EST a smile aday makes us happy and gay. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46999550 you know they always say laughter is the best medicine,being a fitgirl is also about feeling good.so lets help those feel good emotions by shareing,jokes attidotes etcthat can help to put a smile on our faces. <em>334</em> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:17:35 EST A_Z of spark people. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46999540 a-availability(it is available 24hours. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:14:35 EST A_Z of fitgirl attitude. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46999522 what make s a fitgirl? we are going to do an a-z to find out.going in alphabetical order <BR> <BR> A is for accountability <BR> <BR> B is for.... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:09:12 EST information and feedback. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x46999507 i just thought i would inform you that i am planing on reposting some old threads so that the new people can have the opurtunity to join in i would also like some feed back from both old and new fitgirls to let me know what they would like or hope to get out of the fitgirls so we as a team can try and grow and adapt to everyone needs when possible.i would also like to know what you like about the fitgirls.this is your team,would you like more fun threads,challenges,individual or team challang... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:05:47 EST Well, I guess I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x46993154 Hi everyone, saw this intro spot and figured "what the heck". I'm 41, married, and my boy child just turned 18 (yikes - that makes me feel OLD). I'm a bookkeeper by day but my passion is dogs. We almost lost my hubby 2 years ago to a ruptured bowel. That inspired me to make some changes. I went to school and became a Certified Dog Trainer, my business opened on January 1st of this year. <BR> <BR> I'm here because I really hate the word "obese". My doctor at Planned Parenthood sneake... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 17:15:43 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x46942259 Hey everyone, I'm brand new to the site! I just wanted to introduce myself briefly. I'm excited to use the forums to get some extra motivation to boost my weight loss. Looking forward to meeting you all! <BR> -Kelly Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:50:35 EST hello I am carol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x46940838 this is me carol Tue, 6 Mar 2012 18:09:01 EST FRESH challange %th march.11th march http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x46877139 time to make a fresh start.challange is simple and goes as follows. <BR> <BR> F-fruit and veg.eat 5 fruit and/veg prtions a day=5 points <BR> R.rest,get at least 7 hours sleep a night=5 points <BR> E.eat within your calorie range=5points <BR> S.strength-do at least 10 minutes strength training,remeber to use differant muscle groups the next day=5points <BR> H-help encourage another sparkgirls by going to her spark page and either leaving a comment on her page or blog or givin... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 05:10:11 EST Amina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x46871332 Hello theree! Fri, 2 Mar 2012 18:26:00 EST tracking thread for number of repititions for marc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x46841452 here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 1... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 04:35:43 EST tracking thread for milage in march http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x46841442 here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> 15th- <B... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 04:30:01 EST tracking threads for steps in march http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x46841437 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR>... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 04:27:32 EST marching in to spring,come on in and chat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46841410 here is our newest chat thread drop by and join the fun. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 04:18:07 EST if new to sp some useful information http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x46757548 ********* PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IN THIS THREAD - , THANK YOU ****** <BR> <BR> Welcome to Sparkpeople, a fantastic weight loss and healthy living site. <BR> This site is full of tools and information to help you succeed in your goals and to become the person you want to become. <BR> Joining is only the first step in an exciting journey that will last the rest of your life <BR> <BR> This site can be confusing, all the more so if one isn’t American as all measurements are in their units <BR> T... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 06:51:22 EST famous name game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46641155 Okay team, here's the game: <BR> <BR> I'll start off posting the name of a famous or noted person. The next person takes the first letter of the last name of that person and posts a new celebrity whose first name begins with the letter of the last name. <BR> <BR> Here's an example - <BR> <BR> I post the name: Barack Obama <BR> <BR> The next person would post: Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> The person named has to go by two names, be an individual (not a group) and the celebrity can be in any ca... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 04:27:15 EST smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46612069 got this from sister winnie,hope you like it. <BR> <BR> <BR> This Student obtained 0% on an exam, even though his answers were <BR> technically or literally correct! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> *Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die? <BR> <BR> ** His last battle <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? ** At the <BR> bottom of the page <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Q3. River Ravi flows in which state? <BR> <BR> ** Liquid <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Q4. What is the ... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:05:19 EST must read blog by a fitgirl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x46528530 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4732966 </link> Sat, 11 Feb 2012 03:55:17 EST share your success&/or secrets for motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x46496287 Share Your Success &/or Secrets for Motivation <BR> Did you lose Weight? Inches? Succeed in a goal you set for yourself? Has something spectacular happened in your life (marriage, new baby, new job, a trip)? Share your good news so we can all celebrate with you! <BR> <BR> Do you have a secret for motivation? Share here! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 03:57:36 EST fit instead of fast challenge january 23rd-29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x46152886 first read this article(you can earn 3 spark points for doing so <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=463 </link> <BR> <BR> then this week see how many fit instead of fast things you can do or change this week then report back here. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:02:00 EST A-Z of questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x46089410 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE answer. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. A film title - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the s... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:33:46 EST info re new share link on sp blogs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x46012654 this was posted on another team i am on .i have just copy and pasted it to share to you.thought some of you might be interested. <BR> <BR> I hope that this information has not already been shared on this team. If not... read on.... <BR> <BR> Through another blog I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:15:25 EST here is how to have a fun workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x46012380 had to share this vlog from a fellow spark member.see workouts can be fun. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=MOSTMOM1 </link> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:59:08 EST woo hoo to this weeks top five http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x45970266 sorry i am abit late getting this out this week but you know what they say,better late than never,lol. <BR> <BR> top spark points <BR> <BR> Prairiecrocus <em>209</em> <BR> Ctracin <BR> Falastin <BR> Flame42 <BR> Eash5m <BR> <BR> top fitness minutes <BR> <BR> Ctracin <em>209</em> <BR> Eash5m <BR> Prairiecrocus <BR> Ever-hopeful <BR> Flame Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:54:41 EST page hopping challeng e(spread the spark)jan 9th-1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45915934 this challange is simple and fun and i hope everyone will join in .who knows you might meet some new sparkfriends or even find a new spark team while spreading the spark. <BR> <BR> the challange is simple. <BR> go to the spark page of the last person who sent you a comment on your spark page,check out their page,leave a comment if they are not already in the fitgirls maybe you can invite them to check it out(who knows there might be some protential fitgirls out there)once you have done that ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 02:27:02 EST lets celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45788629 for the month of january. <BR> <BR> 27th of january loveconquersall is celerbrateing her wedding anniversary and on <BR> 28th january tracysettle is celerbrateing her spark anniversary.i also celerbrate my spark anniversary on the 26th of january. so let us all congratulate them.if anyone else has a birthday or anniversary coming up in january post here or on the buirthday thread so i can also add you to the list for us all to celebrate. <BR> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 07:12:06 EST which snack shall i chose?ideas and reciepes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45787675 a couple of fitgirls wanted more things with food reciepes etc so i thought i would start a few threads with this in mind.please write reciepes ideas,critics etc who knows you might give other fitgirls the food idea they are looking for. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 04:55:25 EST what is for dinner?ideas and reciepes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45787666 a couple of fitgirls wanted more things with food reciepes etc so i thought i would start a few threads with this in mind.please write reciepes ideas,critics etc who knows you might give other fitgirls the food idea they are looking for. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 04:53:07 EST whats for lunch?reciepes or ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45787660 a couple of fitgirls wanted more things with food reciepes etc so i thought i would start a few threads with this in mind.please write reciepes ideas,critics etc who knows you might give other fitgirls the food idea they are looking for. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 04:51:46 EST what´s for breakfast? ideas and reciepes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45787653 a couple of fitgirls wanted more things with food reciepes etc so i thought i would start a few threads with this in mind.please write reciepes ideas,critics etc who knows you might give other fitgirls the food idea they are looking for. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 04:49:22 EST 2012: A New Year To A New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45741001 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4647715 </link> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 06:59:09 EST woo hoo to this weeks top five http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x45740287 for spark points <BR> <BR> prairiecrocus <em>209</em> <BR> ctracin <BR> falastin <BR> eash5m <BR> flam42 <BR> <BR> for fitness minutes <BR> <BR> citracin <em>209</em> <BR... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 04:35:09 EST january new year new chat thread,lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45740133 here is a place to come and chat with your fellow fitgirls let us know the day to day things that are happing in your life that you would like to share. <BR> <BR> my new year hasn´t started very well as ayman was crying fast the whole time because of his chicken pox(he has over 300 now no exsagurating)neighbour has just been to complain if i could keep him quite(it is fast 10 in the morning guess the neighbour has a hangover)as soon as he saw ayman(like i said a lot of spots)he apologised fo... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 04:02:26 EST monthly goals,up-dates etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45724191 i know alot of you do this in your blogs but for added accountability you can post it here as well and update it at the end of the month or beginning of next month when you post the next months goal.or you can still blog it but post your blog link here for the fitgirls to know and check your blog out. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 03:20:21 EST my weekly challange to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45724182 this is a challange for the people who haven´t the time to post on a daily basis but still want to challange themselves.you can write your challange for the week here then come back at the end of the week and post how well you did.this will not only make you more accountable by making it public it might also give other fitgirls and idea or some inspiration to do the same.remember you are not alone the fitgirls are here to support you. <BR> <BR> my weekly challange for the first week of janua... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 03:17:06 EST today´s challange is............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45724162 for people who need to challange themselves on a daily basis this is the thread for you.here you pick eachday an individal challange and hang it out here for the fitgirls to see to make yourself more accountable then comeback here with a goal met emotion <em>248</em> when you have completed your challange and post the next days challange here.the challange can be anything from drinking 8 glasses of water,doing a workout,eating in calorie range to uncluttering a room.the choice is yours Sat, 31 Dec 2011 03:10:48 EST FITGIRLS WOO HOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x45718730 here is a place for you to share and celerbrate all your sucesses weather they be small or big.we want to hear about them and celerbrate with you.we can start the ball rolling by saying what our successes were in 2011.we want to hear them about them so we can celerbrate with you <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:09:12 EST A_Z of new year resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45718647 at this time of year lots of people make new years resolution or goals,some they keep others get lost along the way.i thought it might be fun to do an a-z of possibilities for goals and resolutions. <BR> <BR> a-apple a day Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:00:41 EST bulls eye challange 2nd jan-6th jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45718613 i thought it would be nice to kick start the new year with a mini challange to help us all get back on track and to help let our fitgirl in us to shine through.as this challange went down so well last year i thought we would do it again.who is with us? <BR> <BR> Challenge will run monday through to and including friday.! <BR> <BR> *White Ring - 5 freggies daily = 1 pt <BR> *Blk Ring - 8 glasses water daily = 2 pts <BR> *Blue Ring - 45 minutes Planned Cardio daily = 3 pts <BR> *Red Ring ... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:57:25 EST getting to know you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45718455 someone post a question,doesn´t matter on what for the next person to answer.they answer then ask a question for the next person. <BR> example <BR> <BR> what are you having for dinner? <BR> <BR> soup <BR> <BR> do you skate? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:42:00 EST tracking thread for nr. & repetitions for january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45718311 here is a place to track your number and reps for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> number and reps. goal for the year= ... <BR> number and reps for the month=... <BR> number and reps so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 1... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:30:22 EST tracking thread for milage for january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45718254 here is a place to track your milage for the month.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> 15th- <B... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:24:25 EST tracking thread for steps in january http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45718173 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach them.copy and paste the below form(if you need help with copy and pasting let me know) and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR>... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:18:15 EST Merry Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45641047 I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. May the giving and renewing spirit of Christ infuse your life with light and goodness!! <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful Christmas Eve and I'm feeling very happy and blessed. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 01:07:25 EST No Get-Up-&-Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x45632822 I have a really really bad case of, I'm-To-Lazy-To-Work-Out-So-I-Wont. I usually find it quite easy to do a dance workout but this lead up to Christmas is just making working out look less and less appealing. I think I need a Spark Friend who I can go to when I need some Motivation. I'll take as many as I can, someone I can go to to talk, and to get advice from. Let me know if you interested, maybe I could do the same for you. Sat, 24 Dec 2011 06:14:50 EST Really happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x43574x45588234 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new and looking forward to meeting new friends. Can't wait to here from you all and give/receive support. If we stick together, we can do amazing things. <em>244</em> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 14:45:16 EST news year countdown challange. 22nd december-31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45549562 this is a countdown challange to see in the new year and just like the new year countdown it will go 10,9,8,..........each day i want you to make your own challang of what it will be but it has to be 10,9,8,... i will post a tenplate and after that post my challange for myself so you know what i mean.just have to work out my challanges for that day.feel free to copy my challanges if you want. <BR> <BR> <BR> new years countdown tracking <BR> <BR> 22nd dec- 10 <BR> 23rd dec. 9 <BR> 24th dec-... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 13:28:08 EST I love this video blog!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45549173 Too cute!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629015 </link> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:46:53 EST individual fitness minutes review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x45464003 hi did any of you fitgirls set a goal for the number of fitness minutes you wanted to achieve this year?i did.did you meet your fitness minutes yet?when not do you think you will be able to achieve them before the years end?are you going to set how many fitness minutes you want to do next year.if so post them here along with how you have done this year. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 06:07:30 EST team fitness minutes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x45463908 congratulations team as a whole we have done 7,826 fitness minutes this month already lets see if we can go out of this year with a bang and pass the 10,000 minutes by the year´s end.we can do this fitgirl.now start tracking thoes fitness minutes. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 05:51:23 EST a-z of family and friendship http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45361790 as christmas time is the time for family and friends to get together etc .i thought an a-z might be nice <BR> <BR> <BR> a-accountability. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 02:44:30 EST A-Z of christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x45333392 a-angels Fri, 2 Dec 2011 03:08:31 EST reindeer round up challange ,tracking spark points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x45241178 <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>446</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> Oh No! Santa's Reindeer are missing this year! It is our job to round them up before Christmas Eve so they can take the Jolly Ol' Elf on his annual sleigh ride! <BR> <BR> We have 9 reindeer to find -- Dasher, Dancer, Prancer Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donnor, Blitzen, and Rudolph. For every 500 SparkPoints participants post here, we find another reindeer. <BR> <BR> Each day, starting Dec... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 02:11:01 EST thanksgiving abc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x44981646 What are you thankful for? <BR> <BR> This is a game thread, so you have to go in alphabetical order. We can always open another one up in the general area if you like. <BR> <BR> A - art <BR> <BR> It makes the world more cheery! <BR> <BR> I am thankful for artistic people and for the things they create, and for the beauty of creation. <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:26:15 EST turkey challange,nov 7th-13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x44942454 challenge one <BR> <BR> invent or try a turkey reciepe and post the reciepe on the challange thread. <BR> <BR> challenge two <BR> <BR> plan your goals for the week round the letters of the word T.U.R.K.E.Y. <BR> <BR> i.e i will give you my goals for this week as an example. <BR> <BR> T-treadmill every day <BR> U-unite with a friend i haven´t seen or spoke to for a while <BR> R-read a health or fitness article at least once a day. <BR> K-keep on keeping on no matter what <BR> E-e... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 06:01:36 EST a-z of christmas alternatives http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x44941733 as i thought christmas was coming near we should maybe have some fun and put people who celerbrate christmas a bit in the christmas spirit.this A_Z will be healthy alternatives either in food,exercise or games etc to do with christmas instead of all the yummy fattening stuff,lol.i will start with the a. <BR> <BR> A -apple as in apple stuffing instead of bread stuffing.or apple pie instead of christnmas pudding.apple instead of chocolate. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 02:00:02 EST nov-dec-cozy chit chat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x44941708 hi i am a bit late opening this thread,i know ,i now.better late than never though,lol.i wont be on the computer much today as this is our eid one of the muslims religious fests.going to my sisters for a bbq.made homemade paralines yesturday and a peach and almond cake and today have to make the pitta and arabish bread so will be busy.what have you all got planed for today?don´t know yet if our plans will have to change yet or not.a trip to the hospital might be on the cards with zakariya.he ... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 01:51:52 EST great blog must read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x44879456 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=MJ-SHE-BEAST </link> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 07:02:39 EST tracking thread for steps in november http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x44829545 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach themcopy and paste the below form and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 06:28:59 EST november tracking thread for milage. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x44829524 here is a place to track your milage for the coming october.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> ... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 06:24:22 EST blog challange from 30th october-6th november http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x44829493 this week write a blog about what challanges you most in this your healthy life style.be it,celerbrations like halloween,exercise,motivation or lack of,stress etc.write what it is and a plan of action to counter the challanges.you can also report feed back to the blog challange here on this thread if you plan to counteract the challanges was a success or not.good luck with the challange and i hope many of you will take part. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 06:18:06 EST do the monster mash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x44565315 as halloween is coming up i thought we could have some fun and try and get an A-Z of songs which would fit into the halloween theme.copy and paste the liste below adding a song to the list.if you want you could also add a link to the song for us to dance to to get some exercise in. <BR> <BR> <BR> A- <BR> B- <BR> C- <BR> D- <BR> E- <BR> F- <BR> G- <BR> H- <BR> I- <BR> J- <BR> K- <BR> L- <BR> M-monster mash <BR> N- <BR> O- <BR> P- <BR> Q- <BR> R- <BR> S- <BR> T- <BR> U- <BR> V- <BR> W- <BR> X... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 04:16:04 EST calling all spooky,scary, ghosty stories or jokes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x44492496 with halloween sneaking up on us so fast i thought we could maybe have a bit of fun sharing stories and jokes with a halloween theme. Sat, 8 Oct 2011 16:34:12 EST tracking milage for october http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x44492453 sorry i am late posting this. <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the coming october.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- ... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 16:30:56 EST tracking steps foe october http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x44492422 sorry i am late posting this one. <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach themcopy and paste the below form and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 16:28:12 EST october chit chaqt-come on in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x44491964 thought it was about time we posted a new chit chat thread.don´t know how often i can be on it but hope you will all join in. Sat, 8 Oct 2011 15:47:04 EST congratulations to this weeks top five http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x43159013 top five with spark points <BR> <BR> prairiecrocus <em>209</em> <BR> falastin <BR> amberzade <BR> ctracin <BR> hazel35621 <BR> <BR> <BR> top five fitness minutes <BR> <BR> ever-hopeful <em>209</em> <BR> ctracin <BR> prairiecrocus <BR> eash5m <BR> falastin Sun, 24 Jul 2011 04:03:32 EST getting to know you challange.27th juni-3rd juli http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x42643436 this challange is quite simple and a way to get to know other team members.quite simple using the profile name of the person who posted before you you have to visit their spark page to find out what they are like and then using the initials of the profile name must describe that person to the rest of the group.for example. <BR> <BR> QUEENGP <BR> <BR> Q-queen like <BR> U-unique <BR> E-eloquent <BR> E-energetic <BR> N-nice <BR> G-great <BR> P-pretty. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 07:07:24 EST congratulations to this weeks top five. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x42643323 top spark points <BR> <BR> falastin <em>209</em> <BR> prairiecrocus <BR> ctracin <BR> amberzade <BR> ever-hopeful <BR> <BR> <BR> top fitness minutes <BR> <BR> ever-hopeful <em>209</em> <BR> ctracin <BR> prairiecrocus <BR> eash5m <BR> flame42 Sun, 26 Jun 2011 06:54:15 EST Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x42561547 Does anyone know a way to track yoga? Tue, 21 Jun 2011 18:30:36 EST a big woo hoo for fit whit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x42457505 hi every body did you see in todays daily spark diagest our very own fit girl,whitney was today guest blogger.a great big applause and woo hoo going your way whitney.keep up the good work we are all proud of you. <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 06:16:30 EST tracking steps for june http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x42375721 sorry i am late posting this one. <BR> <BR> here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach themcopy and paste the below form and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:51:00 EST tracking milage for june http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x42375708 sorry i am late posting this. <BR> <BR> here is a place to track your milage for the coming june.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:48:47 EST congratulations this weeks top five http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x42375503 top spark points <BR> <BR> falastin <em>209</em> <BR> prairiecrocus <BR> argylemystery <BR> ctracin <BR> ever-hopeful <BR> <BR> top five fitness minutes <BR> <BR> ever-hopeful <em>209</em> <BR> ctracin <BR> argylemystery <BR> paircrocus <BR> flame42 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:05:39 EST huddle challange starting from 12-19 june http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x42364812 this week starting tomorrow we will be having a huddle challange.this is the thread to post you have huddle that day.huddle 5 days out of 7 will be a spark goodie worth 5 points huddle 7 days will be a spark goodie worth 10 points so everyone get huddling.only the huddles that you post on thi thread will be counted as it will take too much time for me to check the huddle boards several times aday.hope you will all perticipate in this challange. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:35:48 EST jolly june chat,jump on in. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x42164799 hi ,how are you all,here is a place to come and chat and share your ups and downs,hopefully there will be more ups in your life and more downs on the scales. <em>334</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:28:57 EST conga line http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x42103977 i have stolen this game from another team i am on.we will do a word conga <BR> <BR> the last two letters of the last word starts the first two letters of the next word and so on.remeber the two last letters must be letters that can make up a new word. <BR> <BR> i.i <BR> sereNE <BR> <BR> nakED <BR> <BR> educatiON etc,etc Sun, 29 May 2011 09:27:54 EST comitted or to be comitted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15817x43574x42103882 here is a thread where you can make comitments to yourself for the coming day or week and report back with a <em>248</em> if you did it or a <em>198</em> to be commited for not doing it.this doesn´t just have to be diet or exercise related it could be any plan which helps you have a fitter more organised life,for example,to clear out my computer desk,whixch instadently i really do need to do lol.hope you join me here and can help and motivate one another in the process Sun, 29 May 2011 09:20:51 EST Slo' Pitch Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x41974420 Now that we have completed the Mother's Day Challenge, it is time to start <BR> a new Challenge ! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>306</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Our new Challenge is : the Slo' Pitch Challenge ! <em>60</em> <em>300</em> <BR> <BR> Slo' Pitch is a lot like Baseball - only slower ! <BR> Instead of over-hand pitches, there are under-hand pitches ! <BR> There are 10 Players on a Team. <BR> For this Challenge, we will be generating our own Fitness Minutes, doing <BR> a ph... Sun, 22 May 2011 14:39:23 EST who wants a smile? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x41657277 OK, this isn't true, but it's funny! <BR> <BR> Subject: DOCTOR CHANG <BR> <BR> Listen to Dr. Chang's advice <BR> <BR> <BR> Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? <BR> <BR> <BR> A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 6 May 2011 01:27:23 EST BIRTHDAY PARTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x43574x41544647 Today we celebrate a wonderful lady, Karen! <BR> <BR> Karen, take it all in as we celebrate with you! May today be filled with joy, happiness, fun, and blessings....you deserve it all!!! <BR> <BR> Lets have a SP birthday party in her honor! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>44</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN! Sun, 1 May 2011 05:48:02 EST tracking mileage for may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x41544022 here is a place to track your milage for the coming march.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> 15... Sun, 1 May 2011 02:40:35 EST tracking milage for april,sorry it is late http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x41544015 here is a place to track your milage for the coming march.also you can set a yearly and or monately goal.copy and post then always come back and edit what you have posted to keep the thread at a reasonable length. <BR> <BR> milage goal for the year= ... <BR> milage goal for the month=... <BR> milage so far this year=... <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th- <BR> 13th- <BR> 14th- <BR> 15... Sun, 1 May 2011 02:39:53 EST tracking steps for the month of may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x41544007 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach themcopy and paste the below form and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <... Sun, 1 May 2011 02:38:30 EST tracking steps for april,sorry it is late. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x41544005 here is a place for tracking your daily or monthly steps.you can also put a goal for the year or month here.and see if you reach themcopy and paste the below form and keep going back to edit.post only one time makes it not so long forevery one to get to there post. <BR> <BR> <BR> yearly step goal... <BR> monately step goal.... <BR> steps done so far this year...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st- <BR> 2nd- <BR> 3rd- <BR> 4th- <BR> 5th- <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- <... Sun, 1 May 2011 02:37:54 EST GOYB challange 1st may -8th may http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15816x43574x41543976 goyb challange for those who don´t know means get off your butt and is quite simple.a person posts a simple challange for the next person who post to do ,it can be anything from exercise,fun,motivational it is your choice it just has to be short and gets the next person off there butt.i.e do 10 wall push ups.get up and clean your theeth,go to a mirror and say three nice things about yourself,bend down and touch your toes 10 times...do you get the idea.the next person then has to do that chall... Sun, 1 May 2011 02:32:36 EST interesting article. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18963x43574x41490623 this article was drawn to my attention by one of us fitgirls,sabrinais30in09,thanks sabrina.hope you enjoy it as much as i did. <BR> <BR> <link>shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/the-t<BR>en-rational-diet-commandments-2476975/ </link> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 08:10:43 EST