SparkPeople Just For Today Team Messageboard Day by day & step by step, you can change your life....A healthy lifestyle is a journey...One day at a time; one step at a time! So c'mon, let's go! SparkPeople Just For Today Team Messageboard Red Shoe Blue's six week journey Today, I begin a new challenge in my journey to health. I'm tracking my food, I'm tracking and drinking my water, I'm working hard on protein/carb intake, and exercise is coming along biggest obstacle right now is FAST FOOD! <em>486</em> <BR> <BR> I will be updating this thread as my journey continues over the next 6 weeks...reminding myself why I am on this journey. Noting my victories...and reflecting on how I quit my fast food cravings! <em>530</em> <BR> <BR> One d... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:34:29 EST Laurens Quest - 6 Week Challenge I am a perfectionist. I have trouble when things are out of place. I got married and I married Oscar to my being Felix. When things would be out of place or I would see messes I would actually hyperventilate because it caused me so much stress. <BR> My friend helped my to "breath" through it when I couldn't clean the messes right away. I had some hospice cats and have been working 2-3 jobs; being gone from 7:30am till after 12 midnight. <BR> The house is a horror inside and out, BUT it ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:49:18 EST WooHoo if just for today you know you will be OK! Give a WooHoo if just for today - you know you will be OK! <em>334</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:48:52 EST Tell us something you would like for us to know Tell us some unusual fact about yourself. Are you in a band? Were you on a game show? Have you traveled around the world? Tell us! <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 6 Dec 2014 01:50:05 EST Tell us where you're from? Tell us where you're from.... where you wish you were from? Where you would like to go? Sat, 6 Dec 2014 01:44:05 EST Back to SparkPeople Hi there, my name is Robyn and I'm a 38 year old mother of two beautiful boys. I joined SparkPeople in 2010 when I wanted to lose a few pounds and make some lifestyle changes. Unfortunately I did not stick with my plan and now I'm back and weigh 14 pounds more than I did when I first joined (ugh). I am committed this time not only to lose a few pounds but also to adopt a lifestyle that includes healthy food and fitness choices and being good to myself. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:19:50 EST Bye Changed my mind. Sorry. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:49:03 EST Just 4 Today, I Will..... What is your focus today? Health, exercise, to-do list...share whatever. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:43:14 EST A-Z 5 Letter Words With NO Repeating Letters about Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:40:28 EST What Are Your Struggles? We each have struggles, some days more than others. Share with us what you are struggling with. Sometimes, others can have a suggestion that would be just what we need to hear. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:32:36 EST Newbie Hello All, <BR> I am new to the team. Have been a member of Sparkpeople for a few years, but got off track sometime ago. Ready to get things back on track and become a healthier me. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:26:19 EST How do you learn to accept you? I just went for my daily walk/run and what a mess I was! I for some reason thought I'd wear shorts today because it's getting too hot. Mind you I haven't worn shorts in years and definitely not in public. The minute I put them on I knew I should have brought my normal attire of fitness capris, but I didn't. I spent the whole time thinking "OMG my thighs are going to slap me in the face then trip me as they get under my feet! This may make you chuckle and honestly the vision of it makes m... Wed, 23 May 2012 11:07:23 EST Hello Hello! My name is Misty. I'm 35 years old. I'm a soon to be divorced mother of two (10 year old son and 7 year old daughter). In two weeks I will be celebrating the 1 year annivesary of the day I decided to take control of my life. I had decided that I was unhappy with who I was and what I had become. I was just a few lbs shy of 200 lbs (I'm only 5 ft 3 in.). I'm now 60 lbs lighter. I exercise daily. Joined the gym. My most recent accomplishment...I ran a 5K! The whole thing without stopping!... Tue, 22 May 2012 23:22:47 EST Hi All, I've been sick :-( Well, I'm back on Spark as of today. I have been sick, but I am feeling better and I am back to exercising every day. I would like to say "Happy Holidays" to everyone, and I hope that the next year will be the best year YET! Best wishes from me! Fri, 23 Dec 2011 03:46:27 EST Hello from Las Vegas I'm always falling off the wagon... I'm not overweight in fact I'm most of the time underweight due to past eating disorders making me look sick and with no muscle mass; but when I start putting on some weight, my body starts storing fat and I get all confused; now I am in need of a better nutrition to reach my goal of being fit and healthy... I'm very active, energetic and right now loaded with will power! <BR> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 15:21:03 EST HOW MANY TOTAL SPARKPOINTS DID YOU "EARN" TODAY??? Today I "EARNED" a Total of 112 sparkpoints,,,,,,,, Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:10:08 EST Will you too begin your list of a Thousand Gifts? Will you too begin your list of a Thousand Gifts? It will change your life. Guaranteed. A List of a Thousand Things, beginning with #1, daily jotting down items on your Thousand Gifts List, working, one-by-one, up to a thousand gifts. Not of gifts you want. But of gifts you have. Just grab a scrap of paper lying around and begin counting the blessings: What are you thankful for today? So here's the start of my list: <BR> <BR> #1 A song reminding me of God's faithfulness. <BR> #2 A loving hus... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:50:21 EST Happy Chinese New Year everybody! Hi All, my husband is a Chinese from Taiwan, and our kids love this time of year, so we make a big deal of Chinese New Year! This will be the year of the Rabbit <em>450</em> , so if you have a pet rabbit, he or she will be showing off!!! Our 3 kids got red envelopes of money from my husband, and so did I! This Saturday there is a parade in Los Angeles Chinatown, and it clashes with a New Year celebration at our Buddhist temple, of course! I want to wish you all a really great year filled wit... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 22:19:24 EST LAST LETTER/FIRST NAME LAST LETTER/FIRST NAME Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:16:25 EST ABC...4 LETTER WORDS ABC...4 LETTER WORDS Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:14:28 EST ABC...5 LETTER WORDS ABC...5 LETTER WORDS Tue, 18 Jan 2011 02:13:24 EST My new years´eve Yesterday was nice. I was invited to a couple of friends, the menu was creme Ninon, cod with potato and butter, chocolate mousse and cheese. And parmesan with balsamic vinegar as an entrance.With wine of course, and champagne at twelve. <BR> <BR> So I had two slices of the parmesan. one serving of the creme ninon and one serving of cod.potato and dessert and no cheese – and of course no alcohol, but mineral water. I brought a lot of carrots sticks that I prepared at home to munch ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 01:33:48 EST Hello from a snowy central Virginia Seems like I am always discovering interesting teams that I wasn't aware of. So I am so happy to find this one. I'm currently trying to reach the 10000 a day walking goal. I walk outside when I get the chance but lately have been walking with Leslie Sansome and Jane Fonda. <BR> <BR> Susan Thu, 16 Dec 2010 15:27:41 EST hi from Ohio Hi my name is Pam and I am not new to sparks but I am new to this team. I need to go somewhere with this weight loss so I am going to try small steps first instead of thinking that I can take giant steps and succeed . So I am going to try this approach . Sun, 12 Dec 2010 16:53:46 EST HOW MANY DAYS ON SP? HOW MANY DAYS ON SP? Mon, 29 Nov 2010 18:10:20 EST PLAN ON HAVING A GREAT DAY? GIVE A WOO HOO PLAN ON HAVING A GREAT DAY? GIVE A <em>244</em> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 01:45:04 EST When you are Sick?? I came home yestreday feeling very tired, so i laid down for a nap, only to sleep through dinner and the rest of the evening. I woke in the middle of the night "burning" up. Well can't call anyone @4:00am to go into work for me, so i drove in, opened the store and waited for my partner to come in @7:00. Well i was going to stay through the breakfast crowd, but really i didn't have the strength. <BR> I'm not feeling much better, not energy, hot and cold. Thinking i should just stay home tomor... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:25:31 EST THINK FITNESS & EMOTICON THINK FITNESS & EMOTICON Thu, 4 Nov 2010 11:11:20 EST 2 EMOTICONS ...CHANGE 1 2 EMOTICONS...CHANGE 1 Thu, 4 Nov 2010 11:08:46 EST EMOTICON... HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? EMOTICON... HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? Tue, 2 Nov 2010 09:57:07 EST What are you wearing this Halloween for a costume! I am wearing cat ears and a tail as I will be working all pm tommorrow as a nurse! <em>241</em> Sat, 30 Oct 2010 13:00:42 EST DID YOU DO A CORE OR STRENGTH EXERCISE TODAY? DID YOU DO A CORE OR STRENGTH EXERCISE TODAY? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:33:10 EST HAPPY WITH TODAYS PROGRESS? HAPPY WITH TODAYS PROGRESS? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:31:43 EST GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP? GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:30:03 EST WHAT IS THE TEMP AT YOUR PLACE? WHAT IS THE TEMP AT YOUR PLACE? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:25:22 EST WHAT TIME IS IT @ YOUR HOUSE? WHAT TIME IS IT @ YOUR HOUSE? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:19:00 EST EMOTICON YOUR WEATHER EMOTICON YOUR WEATHER Sat, 16 Oct 2010 04:45:03 EST DID YOU READ A SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLE TODAY? DID YOU READ A SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLE TODAY? Fri, 8 Oct 2010 02:00:58 EST DID YOU ANSWER A POLL TODAY? DID YOU ANSWER A POLL TODAY? Fri, 8 Oct 2010 01:59:59 EST DID YOU READ A BLOG TODAY? DID YOU READ A BLOG TODAY? Fri, 8 Oct 2010 01:58:41 EST Newbie questions Hi - <BR> can anyone tell me where to get one of those cute little weight-loss tracking graphics that everyone seems to have on their posts? Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:28:01 EST DID YOU GO FOR A WALK YESTERDAY OR TODAY? DID YOU GO FOR A WALK YESTERDAY OR TODAY? Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:36:07 EST JUST SAY "HI" JUST SAY "HI" Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:12:57 EST CRUNCHES/SITUPS CRUNCHES/SITUPS Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:30:28 EST STEP/MILE TRACKER STEP/MILE TRACKER Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:29:57 EST COUNT BY 100's COUNT BY 100's Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:28:09 EST COUNT BY 10's COUNT BY 10's Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:26:50 EST THINK FOOD & EMOTICON THINK FOOD & EMOTICON Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:24:50 EST COUNT BY 5's COUNT BY 5's Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:23:28 EST "T" IS FOR TIME & ??? "T" IS FOR TIME & ??? Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:22:47 EST "S" IS FOR STEP & ??? "S" IS FOR STEP & ??? Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:22:00 EST COUNT BY 2's COUNT BY 2's Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:20:58 EST WHAT TYPE OF PEDOMETER DO YOU USE? WHAT TYPE OF PEDOMETER DO YOU USE? Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:25:34 EST DID YOU HUDDLE TODAY? DID YOU HUDDLE TODAY? Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:32:46 EST My 100th Post This post will be my 100th! Yay me! LOL <BR> <BR> I was just thinking...usually I have a 20oz bottle of soda with my lunch. I never drink it all, but I "nurse" it all afternoon. The past couple of days, I've had no cash on me, so I've just been refilling my water bottle. The funny thing is, I drink the 24oz of water so much faster than the 20oz of soda. <BR> <BR> I think I'll start saving my $1.25 a day and start drinking water with lunch instead of soda. That's about $25 a month (counting... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:44:34 EST just ugh.... been a rough day. i just don't feel like doing anything but sitting down with a bag of chocolate (good thing i don't have one) and vegging on the couch. <BR> <BR> didn't get outside for my lunchtime walk. heck, i barely got up from my desk all day. i really don't like days like this! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:17:03 EST How did you choose your username ? I've always been curious about peoples usernames that they choose for themselves here and how they arrived at choosing them. <BR> <BR> So how did you choose yours ? <BR> <BR> I was given my name at birth by my native father, he named me Raven2feathers and that's how I arrived at my name here for my username. Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:59:21 EST SEPT.....HOW MANY MINUTES WILL YOU PLEDGE??? THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF MOTIVATED AND ACTIVE. <BR> <BR> MOVING THOSE BEAUTIFUL BODIES OF OURS IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. <BR> <BR> ANYTHING THAT MAKES US MOVE.....Walking,Exercising, House Cleaning, doing crafts, golfing, gardening....anything at all. You choose how you want to be active. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS!!!! <BR> <BR> YOU DECIDE HOW MANY MINUTES A DAY YOU WILL COMMIT TO MOVING THAT BEAUTIFUL BODY OF YOURS AND MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY HOW MANY DAYS ARE I... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 09:38:13 EST SEPT.... ...MONEY JAR CHALLENGE $$$$$$$$$ THIS CHALLENGE WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of SEPTEMBER. <BR> <BR> At the end of each month, you can decide to carry your penny savings over to the next month, or spend it on YOU. If you decide to carry it over, that's ok, because it will eventually be spend on YOU. This is to reward yourself for the goals you have met, even if you don't meet ... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 09:26:17 EST Thinking About Supplements I am thinking of starting some supplements. I already take a multivitamin (Centrum Ultra for Women), but was thinking about CLA & Creatin. <BR> <BR> Does anywho here take them? Have you noticed a difference? <BR> <BR> What supplements do you take? I am trying to figure out if the benefits will outweigh the cost. <BR> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:54:37 EST A Little InspirationTo Start Your Day..... “Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.” <BR> <BR> <BR> What are the odds of winning the lottery? More than a million to one, right? Yet every week so many people willingly buy several tickets because of the tiny chance at winning it big. “What’s the worst that could happen?” is their attitude and it’s the perfect attitude to have. If you pursue a goal and fail, are you any worse off then before? Yes, the odds are sometimes against us.... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 07:52:59 EST Caf'e Room...Chit Chat This is the place to come and talk about your day with your sparkfriends. <BR> <BR> I am relaxing this evening with my DH an Grandson. We are Dog Sitting our neighbors dog for the next week. She is sooooo good! We may decide not to give her back!! <em>334</em> Sun, 22 Aug 2010 23:04:42 EST Acronyms and what they mean.... Some of our team members were wondering what some of the Acronyms mean. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to add a few of your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2WW- 2week waiting time from O to when AF should (or doesn't!) arrive <BR> AF Aunt Flo AKA menstruation/period <BR> AMA Advanced Maternal Age (35+) <BR> AP attachment parenting <BR> BB or BBS Internet bulletin board <BR> BBL be back later <BR> BBT basal body temperature <BR> BCPS birth control pills <BR> BD Baby-dancing, or sex intended... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 17:12:54 EST Hey there. <em>213</em> Hi all. Thanks Whispering Pines for the invite! I'm brand new to this site and look forward to talking with you all and keeping each other motivated. <BR> <BR> I'm a pretty busy 23 yr old trying to lose 50 lbs once and for all. I've started up the C25K program again for the second time (completed it last fall and ran my first 5K in Nov). I enjoyed the time running on my own but then nursing school started and all of my focus and attention went to it. It will be starting up ... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 01:26:00 EST how I'm feeling today....up down all around <em>24</em> Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:18:43 EST New Co-Team Leader <em>213</em> I have been asked to be a Co-Team Leader and I have accepted. It will be my pleasure to join the other Leaders to help and support all the team members. We have so many wonderful and hard working people on this team,and I know with everyone's help,we will be one of the most outstanding teams on SPARKPEOPLE. <BR> <em>252</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Larry Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:59:04 EST How did your journey with Spark begin ? Mine began when my dr told me, I was 545 lbs then, that either I start immediately losing the weight or I would not make it to 50 ! Well I had just given Birth to my Son at that time so I started my rebirth then on the journey towards better health. It wasn't till just this year that I found Spark and here is where I found the motivation, support, and inspiration I could have used way back then ! <BR> <BR> So glad that Spark exists now so that the rest of the people won't suffer the way I ha... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:50:23 EST Hey.. Suzi Here! Just wanted to say HI! thanks for the Invite Larry! I am honoured! have been using Sparkpeople for a week now and i am an addict! I have learned alot about health, life and myself! in the 1 week that i wave been working it.. it has worked 'cause i lost 2.6 pounds this week! So.. if you would like to add me as a friend or just chat.. I am all for it! thanks! <BR> <BR> Cheers! <BR> Sue (suzi) <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 18 Aug 2010 23:38:21 EST What motivates you to keep on pushing forward What motivates me is my Sparkfriends, whether I know them or not, their successes are my successess and it has helped me to keep pushing forward with my workouts and tracking everything. <BR> <BR> What motivates you ? Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:38:18 EST How Will You Spend Your Sparking Time Today ? Today I will spend my Sparking time commenting on posts and on blogs to encourage my Sparkfriends no matter what the subject is. <BR> <BR> How will you spend your Sparking time today ? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Alison <BR> Leader Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:10:34 EST SMILE...PEOPLE WILL WONDER WHAT YOU'RE UP TO! SMILE...PEOPLE WILL WONDER WHAT YOU'RE UP TO! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:57:54 EST STILL MOTIVATED? THEN POST IT! Still motivated? <BR> <BR> Did you eat healthy today? <BR> Did you exercise? <BR> Are you feeling positive? <BR> <BR> Than Post It! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:56:29 EST What is your favorite exercise? What exercise do you enjoy doing the most? <BR> <BR> I love the new crunches I found. I can do them while watching my favorite show, SuperNatural, in the mornings after my 2 mile walk. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:22:13 EST HI EVERYONE!!!!! Ok so here is the deal...I am going on a cruise in December and need to lose some weight. I need help at least to look descent. I would like to lose 20 lbs before the cruise so i can at least fit into some of my old the past 5 years i have gained about 40 lbs. i would be happy losing just half of that by the time its curise time, and worry about the rest when i come back. MY PROBLEM IS I LOVE TO COME HOME FROM WORK AND SIT IN FRONT OF THE all know what i am talking abo... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:14:40 EST What Was The Last Fruit or Veggie That You Ate??? Lettuce, radishes, cucumber (salad) Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:39:10 EST Two Words... ..Change one letter lent - tone Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:21:18 EST Goodie Give Away...... .Challenge This game is a great way to get to know each other by visiting other spark pages and giving support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a goodie to someone on our Angels Amongst Us Team. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 44, 121, 333, 2445 etc. you give a goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:02:49 EST GIVE A WOO HOO...IF YOU EXERCISED TODAY <em>244</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:00:31 EST SPARKPOINT ....TRIVIA CHALLENGE How many questions did you get right today. <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/5 for me today Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:00:12 EST A-Z.....THINGS I LIKE A - apples Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:56:28 EST 3 letter words....A -Z A - are Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:56:04 EST What Does This Word Remind You Of.... lettuce Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:55:12 EST Total SparkPoin ts....How Many Do You Have??? 4.154 <BR> <BR> <BR> You can find your total sparkpoints by looking to the right of this page. Upper right hand corner. You will also find how many points you will need before your next trophy. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:54:12 EST HOW MANY POINTS UNTIL YOUR NEXT TROPHY 846 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:53:46 EST HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS DID YOU GET TODAY... 5 <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:53:26 EST Give Your SparkFriends A Hug... <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 21:51:34 EST Hugs....Pass It On!! <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:48:33 EST Welcome New Members... <em>235</em> to the team....FAMILIES WELCOMED. This is the place to come and let us know a little about yourselves so that we can get to know each other better. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:46:04 EST Chit Chat Room Come on in and share stories and events that are happening in your life. We would love to know what is going on in your neck of the woods. Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:40:39 EST Use an emoticon to show how you are feeling today. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:36:50 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY.... <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you ever click on the sponsored ads you see on <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes! I go out of my way to support SparkPeople! <BR> Yes, when it interests me <BR> No <BR> <BR> <BR> Sometimes...if it interests me!! <BR> Mon, 9 Aug 2010 23:33:12 EST