SparkPeople Progress, Not Perfection Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=45450 For those who are active, involved, serious and committed to doing their best and never giving up. No one is perfect, but everyone is capable of making progress each day, one small step at a time. SparkPeople Progress, Not Perfection Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=45450 What Are You Struggling With? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58396894 We all struggle from time to time. Sometimes the mere fact that we share them can help and others may have suggestions to help. This can be health wise or anything. We are here for each other. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:26:26 EST What Makes/Made You Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58396874 We constantly are hearing bad, depressive things on the television, in the newspapers, magazines and on the internet, etc. <BR> <BR> Think it's about time that we try to remember what can make us happy or smile. <BR> <BR> What makes you smile, when you think about it? Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:22:37 EST What Did You Do Right Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58396852 So many times we always think of all of the things that we do wrong each day. Here is a place to come each day and tell " WHAT WE DID RIGHT TODAY " !!! Doesn't matter how big or small. Let us know. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 14:19:21 EST Question for 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58333786 What is your biggest struggle...health wise? <BR> <BR> food <BR> water <BR> exercise <BR> other Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:08:16 EST Question for 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58322353 What is your favorite outdoor activity? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:22:21 EST Give A Goodie when you get a ZERO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x58308025 The previous thread was getting very long...let's start another one. <BR> <BR> The first person to post will post the number ONE. <BR> The second person posts the number TWO. <BR> And so on. <BR> <BR> <BR> Whenever anyone posts a number with a ZERO in it, that person will send a goodie to anyone on this team. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:16:54 EST QOTD 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58241514 Do you have a set routine or time for your exercise? Or fly by the seat of your pants? Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:18:00 EST QOTD 6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58211278 A lot of people will be acknowledging Father's Day this weekend. What are or do you have plans to celebrate? Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:47:24 EST QOTD 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58183558 What would your advice be to newcomers to Sparkpeople? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:15:40 EST QOTD 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58094858 What do you do for cardio exercise? Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:30:04 EST QOTD 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58080428 What goal(s) have you made for month of June? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:12:05 EST QOTD 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x58020310 How did you do over the weekend....healthwise? Tue, 27 May 2014 21:50:18 EST QOTD 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57958869 If you could be anywhere right now...doing whatever....where would you like to be? Thu, 22 May 2014 07:25:24 EST QOTD 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57947070 What is your favorite way to relax or spend down time? Wed, 21 May 2014 07:33:57 EST QOTD 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57932372 Name a person...past or present....that you would like to meet...and why. Mon, 19 May 2014 22:42:29 EST QOTD 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57919845 What are your goals or what do you wish to accomplish this week? Sun, 18 May 2014 23:07:24 EST QOTD 5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57898885 What is your favorite outdoor activity? Fri, 16 May 2014 21:42:17 EST QOTD 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57888097 Have you ever been or are you on any of the challenge teams here....like <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser <BR> Biggest Loser Challenge (BLC) <BR> <BR> or others? <BR> <BR> How do you feel about them? Thu, 15 May 2014 22:10:00 EST QOTD 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57875514 Do you ever take an electronic break? tv, phone, computer, etc? Wed, 14 May 2014 20:33:00 EST QOTD 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57868768 What was the last food/drink that you ate/drank until now? Wed, 14 May 2014 09:15:27 EST QOTD 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57856149 What kind of music do you like? Tue, 13 May 2014 08:15:10 EST QOTD 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57812159 A lot of people will be acknowledging Mother's Day this weekend. What are or do you have plans to celebrate? Fri, 9 May 2014 07:51:29 EST QOTD 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57800141 Do you depend solely on scales to determine weight loss? How often do you weigh? Thu, 8 May 2014 07:48:01 EST QOTD 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57788041 Do you like flowers? What is or do you have a favorite? Wed, 7 May 2014 08:10:09 EST QOTD 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57772545 Do you like to cook? How often do you cook a meal? Mon, 5 May 2014 22:54:16 EST QOTD 5/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57726993 Do you battle/deal with allergies? Fri, 2 May 2014 08:07:39 EST QOTD 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57713309 What is your thoughts of the new design of the Team Page(s)? Thu, 1 May 2014 07:53:09 EST QOTD 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57699485 How have you done for the month of April? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:04:29 EST QOTD 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57687291 Which would you rather have help with? <BR> <BR> 1. Cooking <BR> 2. Cleaning <BR> 3. Childcare <BR> 4. Yard work <BR> 5. Other (explain) Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:52:48 EST QOTD 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57676317 How many teams are you on/active with here on Sparkpeople? Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:22:28 EST is a sudden weight loss stall to be expected? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57651463 Ok, I know the answer sounds obvious, but I don't necessarily mean the natural pounds lost decline that comes after the first weeks of dieting. I've been losing like 7-10 pounds a month, but I've noticed that during the last couple of months, it's only 5-6 pounds a month... <BR> I'm 21, walk a lot almost every day and I've been a low vegan for quite a while now. I have hypothyroid and a few other hormone issues.... It's just so sudden a decline... It wasn't gradual like I guess it should be.... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:58:01 EST QOTD 4/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57638096 If you could own any vehicle....what would it be? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:40:08 EST Name That: Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x57616310 This is a fun one. You have to give a place name (country, town, city etc) that starts with the last letter in the previously given place name. So if I say Nebraska...you have to say a place name that starts with "A"....and so on.... <BR> <BR> I'll start..... TORONTO Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:47:09 EST QOTD 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57612978 Do you eat meatless meals? How often? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:37:56 EST QOTD 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57603002 Do you think you would be interested in or could live in a tiny house? <BR> <BR> Check this out..... <link>realestate.msn.com/how-to-build-a-ti<BR>ny-house-for-dollar30000 </link> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:29:04 EST QOTD 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57587524 Do you have/use the Spark Activity Tracker or something else? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:50:12 EST QOTD 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57554737 Wishing each of you a blessed Easter weekend. <BR> <BR> What are your plans for the Easter weekend? Any made? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:35:33 EST QOTD 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57543816 Did you see or watch the Lunar Eclipse ..blood moon ...this past Tuesday morning? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:55:12 EST QOTD 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57530569 If you could change anything here on Sparkpeople, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Reason I ask, I have seen more complaining lately from some. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:34:53 EST QOTD 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57518153 What kind of book(s) do you like to read or are you reading? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:46:25 EST QOTD 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57505060 Are you on facebook or other sites like it? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:37:37 EST QOTD 4/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57470422 Do you or have you posted a blog on Sparkpeople? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:41:09 EST QOTD 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57457400 Do you track your food and fitness on Sparkpeople or somewhere else? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:37:48 EST QOTD 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57444582 Have you bought anything from the Spark store? If so, what and were you pleased? Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:18:29 EST QOTD 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57431718 Do you or have you used Spark Coach? What do you think about it? Would you recommend it? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:01:16 EST QOTD 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57419658 Do you or have you used any exercise videos from here on Sparkpeople? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:19:03 EST QOTD 4/5 & 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57392225 Do you sleep in or later on the weekend than during the week? Sat, 5 Apr 2014 07:20:48 EST What to do when the weather is good? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57387332 I have lived in the Netherlands for 38 years and the climate isnt all that good. But since 3 months i live in Florida and the temperature is rising and so is the sunshine. <BR> <BR> But ive been raised with the idea that as soon as the weather is good i HAVE to go outside and enjoy the weather. Well, when the weather is good, you WANT to go outside too, cause you never know how long its gonna last anyway. <BR> <BR> And NOWWWW....... I just feel guilty whenever i am inside the house. More ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:36:42 EST QOTD 4/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57381716 Do you play any musical instruments? If so, what do you play or would like to learn to play? Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:18:52 EST QOTD 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57367740 Favorite beverage: <BR> <BR> a. soda <BR> b. coffee <BR> c. tea <BR> d. water <BR> e. other, explain Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:27:47 EST QOTD 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57354725 Which would you rather have: <BR> <BR> personal trainer <BR> personal chef <BR> personal dietitian Wed, 2 Apr 2014 08:06:00 EST I am coming off Lyrica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57348857 Today its the second day in where i have taken 1 3/4 of my daily dosis of Lyrica. <BR> This is a thread i found about the Lyrica withdrawal syndrome: <BR> <BR> http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/showth<BR>read.php?t=192315&highlight=Lyrica <BR> <BR> The withdrawal syptoms are: <BR> <BR> Exhaustion, coupled with insomnia (horrible combination) <BR> Depression <BR> Crying jags <BR> Rage <BR> Extreme episodes of sweating <BR> Chills <BR> Inability to regulate temperature <BR> Flu like sympt... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:38:02 EST QOTD 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57340817 Do you or have you participated in April's Fool's Day jokes, tricks, pranks, etc.? <BR> <BR> Share, please. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:54:51 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x57336500 I am new to his team but have been a Spark member since 2008. I have struggled over the years to stay motivated and active. Sadly, more times than not, I lost the struggle. I'd gain back whatever weight I lost, be embarrassed by my failures and leave the website altogether. I nearly let it happen again. I joined this team last week and the very next day I pinched a nerve in my back. Tomorrow, I finally get to return to work driving a school bus. Tomorrow will be my DAY ONE to finding my w... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:33:31 EST March Out.....April In..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57334381 How did you do for the month of March? <BR> <BR> Any new goals or things you want to change for April? <BR> <BR> Please share with us. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:45:34 EST QOTD 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57326672 Do you ever incorporate veggies into your breakfast? <BR> <BR> Yes--every day! <BR> Sometimes <BR> Hardly ever <BR> I never have <BR> Other <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:53:49 EST New Perfectionist in the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x57300199 Hi guys and girls, <BR> <BR> I am on a transformational path yes. But............. letting go of perfectionism is SOO difficult! <BR> I cannot combine a paid job with marriage, cause i want to do everything RIGHT. <BR> <BR> Even now on this SPARK page, its so overwhelming that i dont know what to do first. <BR> <BR> hhmmm Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:02:06 EST QOTD 3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57290959 Do you take a rest day from exercise or whatever? Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:42:56 EST QOTD 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57277877 What kind of cardio exercise do you do or like to do? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:38:44 EST QOTD 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57265371 Would you be on a reality show? If so, which one(s) Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:40:13 EST QOTD 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57252794 What motivated you to start this healthy journey? Or motivates you to keep going? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:14:50 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x57249808 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this team, but not to SP. Looking forward to chatting and meeting new people. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:16:38 EST QOTD 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57238541 What is your favorite food(s)? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:17:07 EST Challenge Monday 3/24--Saturday 3/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x57236629 <em>102</em> We know we need it, but, sometimes we don't get it. <BR> <BR> Aim for 6/7 hours each night! <BR> <BR> Post how many hours you slept. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:36:41 EST QOTD 3/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57205982 Do you need to de-clutter? If so, what? Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:31:12 EST New to the Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x57200030 Hi, my name is Lori. I've been a spark member for a long time, and have renewed my efforts this year to get to a healthy BMI. As you all know, it's a struggle some times, and life happens to the best of our efforts to get healthy sometimes. I'm here for the long haul though, even though I am not doing so well at this moment in time. My motto is "Never Give Up"! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:25:51 EST QOTD 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57193683 What is your favorite animal? Do you have any animals? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:25:03 EST QOTD 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57181896 Do you collect anything? Or, would like to start collecting? Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:08:06 EST New to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x57172756 Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Amy and I live in Ontario, Canada. I am working towards losing about 50 pounds and returning to running as I have been all about being a mommy to my two children (ages 4 and 2) and have not been making myself much of a priority since the birth of my son in 2012. I struggle with "all or nothing" thinking so I am really trying to focus this time on not aiming at perfection and taking things one day at a time (which is what drew me to your team). <BR> Hoping to ge... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:32:22 EST QOTD 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57169231 What is your LEAST favorite exercise? Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:54:14 EST QOTD 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57156237 St. Patrick's Day.......... <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate it in any way? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:54:57 EST Challenge Monday 3/17 through Saturday 3/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x57148940 We all know that we need water to survive, and, some of us don't get as much as we should or are consistent with the drinking of water. So, this week...post each day how much you drink. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:29:56 EST QOTD 3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57122049 If you have a choice, how do/would you like to spend your weekend? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:21:37 EST QOTD 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57111856 Are you left, right handed or ambidextrous? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:04:58 EST QOTD 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57096821 Are an morning person or night owl...or both? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:38:10 EST QOTD 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57084320 Are you an introvert or extrovert? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:48:44 EST QOTD 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57071566 What is your favorite season and why? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:54:27 EST QOTD 3/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57036221 What has been or would be your favorite vacation? Fri, 7 Mar 2014 06:57:36 EST QOTD 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57027173 What exercise do you have trouble doing or can't do, least favorite...or would like to learn? Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:57:31 EST 3rd Letter Starts New Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x57012487 Post a word starting with the 3rd letter of the previous posted word. <BR> <BR> Example: word posted " work <BR> <BR> New word: rage <BR> <BR> Next word: gain <BR> <BR> Let's see what we can come up with. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:57:54 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge (now through March 17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x57012445 <em>137</em> Green is IN <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> As we know, St. Patrick's Day is March 17. So, let's see how many green fruits and veggies that we can collect from now until then. Post the number of GREEN (only green) that you eat....add to the previous count. Our point is to see how many we can get as a team, plus, helping each of us health wise. <BR> <BR> So...let's get to eating... <em>69</em> <em>368</em> <em>373</em> <em>371</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:54:33 EST QOTD 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x57011318 What area(s) do you have the most trouble with? <BR> <BR> a. drinking enough water <BR> b. getting exercise <BR> c. emotional eating <BR> d. food portion control anytime <BR> e. other (explain) Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:24:18 EST QOTD 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56998399 If you were given the day to spend only as you wanted, how would you choose to spend it? <BR> <BR> a. Sleeping <BR> b. Reading/Crafting/Hobbies <BR> c. Shopping <BR> d. Visiting With Friends <BR> e. Other (Explain) <BR> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:36:14 EST QOTD---3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56987945 If you were told you could have any piece of exercise equipment for free....what would you choose? Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:59:05 EST Help Earn Bonus Points for Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x56987516 If you're one of those Sparkers who like to earn Bonus Points, don't miss out on the Start Page opportunities. <BR> <BR> You already know you earn points by spinning the wheel when you Log-in to Spark, and you earn points by tracking and making comments. However, when you go to the Start Page, you can earn points by clicking the pennants in Section 3 to give Team Bonus Points to your teams. If your team gets 50 points, so do you. If, when you start to click the pennants, you don't yet have t... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:24:53 EST Great News: New Team Leaders On The Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56978712 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have had two team members step up and offer to co-lead the team. <BR> <BR> I'm so thankful to these two ladies as life has gotten a bit out of control for me and I really need to be off the computer and focusing on some other things in my life. And the timing couldn't be better as I'm in full tax season mode. <BR> <BR> Please help me in welcoming ZENRYAKU and -WRKNG2ABTTRME- as our new co-leaders. <BR> <BR> Welcome and thank you both. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Ja... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 18:58:06 EST Stepping down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56958454 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> With a heavy heart I am stepping down from my role as co-leader of the team today. I have enjoyed this team and all the great participation & friendships, but life is just getting in the way right now and I have to return my focus. I'll be limiting my computer/SP time for awhile but will still be around. I don't want to lose the wonderful friendships & support formed here. <BR> <BR> I wish you all the continued success! Thank you for all your support! <BR> ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:27:49 EST WANTED: New Team Leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56954955 Several weeks ago Kim and I reached out via Spark mail looking for new team leaders. Unfortunately no one stepped forward. If anyone is interested in taking over the team, please Spark mail me. Regrettably we both have other things that are taking our attention away from our computers and Spark. <BR> Thank you to those who have stayed active on the team. We both wish all of you the best on your journeys. <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:28:18 EST QOTD 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56635026 Borrowing this from a magazine I read today..... <BR> <BR> What would the name of your autobiography be? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 19:52:11 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Heart Healthy (2/2): http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x56615968 This week we will be focusing on doing things that are “Heart Healthy”. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following is from; Bite Size Wellness <BR> <BR> As you may or may not know, February is Heart Health Month. While the amount of research and information on the topic is vast, there are some simple changes you can make right now to lower your risks for hea... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 12:55:09 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Healthy Dinners (starts 1/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x56521436 This week will be a healthy dinner challenge. Eating good nutritious food is important as we go on our journey to our healthier lifestyles. So our Challenge this week is to make the healthiest dinners that you can. Whether you are cooking for one, two or ten having healthy options is important to staying healthy. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <em>104</em> <em>306</em> <em>341</em> <em>492</em> <em>244</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> I found the following on WebMD: <BR> Health... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:19:21 EST Foot/Knee Pain & Weight Gain...?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56462204 I've never been heavier. Lately, my feet HURT. My knees too. Especially my right foot. It's not my ankles per se, but right where my foot connects to my lower leg bone has been hurting for a couple of weeks now. The arch of my foot hurts, the top of my foot hurts, and all the areas in between. At the end of the day, my foot/ankle just feels like it's broken. I'm assuming it's because of my excess weight. I have very nice, relatively new sneakers with good support that I wear during the day, s... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:48:44 EST Netflix exercise DVDs?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56422470 I want to start putting exercise DVDs on my Netflix queue. If you have gotten any exercise DVDs from Netflix that you'd recommend, please let me know. I'm considering myself a "beginner" since I'm starting completely over. I am totally out of shape. I got Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred a couple of years ago (from Netflix) and although I enjoyed it very much, I know I'm nowhere near ready for something that intense Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:59:21 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Healthy Lunches (begins 1/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x56420433 I received a ton of positive feedback from our healthy breakfast challenge and was asked to do one for lunches and then dinners. So this week we will be focusing on eating and sharing our healthy lunches. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <em>341</em> <em>381</em> <em>180</em> <em>274</em> <em>244</em> <em>265</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Paste the following and stop by each day and update your post: <BR> <BR> Healthy Lunch: <BR> <BR> 1/19: <BR> <BR> 1/20: <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 21:46:40 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Exercise-extra 10 (begins 1/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x56323882 This week our challenge will be to add an extra 10 minutes of exercise every day. If you have a full exercise regimen than try adding an extra 10 of stretching, yoga, walking, etc… <BR> <BR> If you are struggling to get into a good exercise routine than use this extra 10 minutes and turn it into a longer workout. The point is to just get moving. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste the template below into your own post and then each day come back and edit your post. Please make sure to use the e... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:05:12 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Healthy Breakfast (begins 1/5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x56231862 Eating a healthy breakfast is important to starting off your day right. Do you eat breakfast every day? Please stop by daily and share your healthy breakfast. <BR> <BR> The literal meaning of the word "breakfast," is to break the fast between dinner and the meal eaten after a person wakes up the next morning. <BR> <BR> Ten reasons to eat a healthy breakfast: <BR> <BR> 1. Energy Boost to Start the Day <BR> 2. Sharper Focus <BR> 3. Breakfast Helps Reduce Morning Crankiness <BR> 4. Metabo... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 18:24:02 EST Winter Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56160791 <em>444</em> <em>412</em> <em>444</em> <em>412</em> <em>444</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! It's a New Year and a new season so it was time to change up the chat thread. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is off to a healthy & happy New Year!! One day at a time! What goal(s) are you setting for yourself for the long cold winter season? How are you going to make it happen? <BR> <BR> Let's chat here and give each other support all season long! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:26:57 EST Spark Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56124503 To those of you who have a spark tracker... are you happy with it??? They are running a special of $10 off and I have some Christmas money. Pros/Cons??? Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:12:49 EST New to the team (but not to the journey!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x56097779 Hello, <BR> My name is Joanne and I am from Australia. <BR> I have been struggling with my weight for the better part of 20+ years and I am at the point where I have had enough! I make plans for "when I am thin" but in all this time I have never gotten there and other than one time where I lost nearly 20 kg have not made any significant progress; in fact I weight so much more than when I first thought I was fat. <BR> <BR> Well that is in the past (god I hope so!) and I want to now get health... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:17:16 EST QOTD 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56091191 <em>411</em> <em>107</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>411</em> <em>107</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> Do you traditionally make New Year's Resolutions? If so, what is your resolution for 2014? Even if you don't make resolutions, what is your primary goal for the New Year? <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>107</em> <em>412</em> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:40:42 EST Merry Christmas team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x56081952 <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Please use this thread to wish your team members a Merry Christmas. <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:48:39 EST Fat Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x56071416 pretty eye opening... I think this is a must for the new year and it starts today!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.godvine.com/At-First-These-Women<BR>-Were-So-Offended-Then-They-Realized-I<BR>t-Was-Their-Own-Fault--4434.html?utm_s<BR>ource=GodVine%20Daily&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_campaign=12/22/2013 </link> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 15:36:57 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Sharing 12/22-12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x56059621 <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week is the week of Christmas. Come by once or seven times and “share” your holiday plans and what healthy habits you use to stay on track through the holidays. <BR> <BR> Do you have any holiday traditions? <BR> Are you hosting a group of family and friends? <BR> If you don’t celebrate Christmas, please share what holiday you celebrate thi... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:31:12 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Water?? (Begins 12/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55988034 <em>274</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> How much water do you drink each day? Do you feel that you are hydrated enough? <BR> <BR> Stop by each day and log the number of cups (8 ounces each) that you consume each day. <BR> <BR> I know for me if I have a busy day running errands and I’m away from my home I tend to consume less water. The next day I feel a bit sluggish and once I’m... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:47:23 EST QOTD 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55953793 <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite holiday movie or special that you must watch every year? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 06:50:05 EST Secret Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x55929632 <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>443</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> Well...technically it's more like a "Not So Secret Santa" but it'll be fun to spread some holiday cheer!! <BR> <BR> Here's how it'll work..if you are interested in playing, please sign up here by 12/18. I will then put everyone's name in my Santa Hat and draw a name for each of you. I will send you a SparkMail with the name of the pe... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:54:56 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Time for me: (begins 12/08) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55912956 Our challenge this week comes from Cathy (111BUTTERFLY111). Thank you Cathy! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This time of the year is always so busy with holidays, changing weather and crowds everywhere. Because it's such a busy season, we each need to take extra good care of ourselves. So each day take 5 or 10 minutes for just “YOU” it can be with a good book, a few minute... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:51:36 EST QOTD 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55897060 What is your favorite holiday song/album? Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:34:05 EST Let us give thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55777975 I received this a from a friend the other day & thought I'd share it. <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> Let us give thanks for a bounty of people: <BR> <BR> For children who are our second planting and, <BR> though they grow like weeds and the wind too <BR> soon blows them away; may they forgive us our <BR> cultivation and fondly remember where their <BR> roots are. <B... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:56:17 EST QOTD 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55771649 With Thanksgiving upon us, what is your favorite part of the meal? Turkey? Sweet potatoes? Pumpkin Pie? Will you still be indulging in this favorite? Making a healthier version? Smaller portion? Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:03:31 EST How do you handle Thanksgivin g/holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55755990 Do you count calories on Thanksgiving? Do you "watch what you eat," or do you just eat whatever you want? Do you stay within your limits, or take the day off, so to speak? Please share what you do on Thanksgiving, or any other big holiday (Christmas, etc.) Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:34:08 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Gratitude (begins 11/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55750873 “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> Since this week we (Americans) are celebrating Thanksgiving, our challenge will be to stop by each day and share something that we are grateful for. Take a moment and think about the wonderful things in your life or mayb... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:42:34 EST Sparkin' in Bay City - Hello PNP Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x55670076 I've always loved the expression 'Progress Not Perfection' so this team seemed like a good fit. This saying applies to many things we do in life. It is one that helps me feel positive about what I have accomplished and not feel bad about the things I haven't. I have a tendency to join a team and do nothing so for a while I removed myself from all teams. My sister said that the stats show that participating in a team helps you be more successful, so....that brings me here. One thing I noticed ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:31:48 EST Amber's Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x55669718 Hello, my name is Amber, I'm 26 years old and my whole life, I've had a pretty unhealthy view of food. It started young with my mom classifying food as "good" or "bad" and repeatedly putting me and my dad on diets. I remember when I was about 10 my mom weighing and measuring me daily as we did the Atkins diet as a family. As a result, I have always known I was overweight, but had very unhealthy ideas of how to lose weight. When I was 20, I began to develop and eating disorder (eventually ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:50:21 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Roll the Dice (begins11/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55648635 <em>311</em> <em>332</em> <em>315</em> <em>34</em> <em>403</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> Roll the Dice or Pick a Card <BR> <BR> Our next challenge was inspired by a post from team leader Kim. Last Sunday (11/10) Kim posted a new thread called “Workout Ideas”. In that thread she shared an idea she had read about to make a list of exercise ideas and number each one. Then roll the dice to see which exercise you would do that day. I chirped in later in the thread and suggest... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:12:47 EST QOTD 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55617685 When you look back on your weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey to this point, what in particular amazes you the most? Wed, 13 Nov 2013 06:55:35 EST One step closer to goal because ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55608574 Hi, we have moved this up to the top of the page. <BR> <BR> On this thread, please post each day to tell us what you've done (or are doing) to make you one step closer to goal! If you are "streaking", you can also use this thread to count your streak! <BR> <BR> So...what are you doing today to get you one step closer to goal? <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:17:17 EST Workout Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55587826 I was just reading a magazine article and it had an interesting way to do a workout. You make a list of exercises, assign them a number and then roll the dice. You then do the exercise assigned to the that number 15 times resting 10 seconds between sets. They had squats, lunges, crunches, bicycle crunches, pushups, curls, burpees, frog jump & 1/2 mile job as their list (the job you don't do 15 - just go for the 1/2 mile jog). I like this idea since you can customize to the exercises yo... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 18:42:08 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: :Something Each Day (begins 11/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55583716 Hi All, This week our team challenge is changing things up a bit to get you involved each day in a Spark activity. Come back each day and let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste the template below into your own post and then come back and “edit” your post. <BR> <BR> ***Please make sure to use the "EDIT" feature for easier tracking rather than making multiple posts. Thank you!*** <BR> <BR> Sun 11/10 - Post on the Huddle Board. What # were you? <BR> <BR> Mon 11/11 - Log in & S... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:02:27 EST A BIG THANK-YOU TO OUR TEAM LEADERS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55562256 I say with all sincerity, --this team is one of the reasons I was able to dig in and go forward again. treading water keeps you from drowning, but it doesn't move you anywhere. Without this team and a few others I love, I would still be running in place. <BR> <BR> THANK-YOU TEAM LEADERS! Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:57:25 EST QOTD 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55534745 If you could bring back any tradition that seems to have faded into the past, what tradition would you bring back? Why? Wed, 6 Nov 2013 06:51:38 EST I am Thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x55486002 <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> In preparation for Thanksgiving, here's a "game" to write what we are thankful for in our lives. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am thankful for my family & friends. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 10:11:04 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: New Healthy Food (begins 11/03) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55475008 This week’s challenge is to try new healthy foods three times this week. We are well into a new season and with it comes fun new fruits and vegetables. <BR> If you can’t find something that you have never tried then try making new healthy recipes three times this week. Remember it doesn’t have to be a main dish it can be a snack or side dish <BR> . <BR> Copy and Paste the template below into your own post and then come back and “edit” your post. Please tell us what new healthy food you ... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:28:01 EST QOTW Oct 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55446509 With the holiday season fast approaching, what are your strategies for staying healthy & on track? Healthier variations of holiday favorites? More activities? Cheat days? What steps do you plan to take to reach your goals? <BR> <BR> For those you of you who may have already mastered the art of navigating this time of year, what tips can you share with the rest of us who may be struggling? Wed, 30 Oct 2013 06:51:28 EST Come Trick or Treating with us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x55420725 <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <BR> Halloween is coming soon, so grab your mask or your broom! <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you'd like to go Trick or Treating with us SparkPeople style. <BR> <BR> Starting Tuesday 10/29 through Halloween Thursday 10/31 start Trick or Treating by going to the SparkPages of those who have signed up here and post to their SparkPage, "Trick or Trea... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:44:17 EST Team Goals - Need Your Input! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55401462 <BR> <BR> Hi Team PNP, we are looking to add some Team Goals to our team. We thought that getting your input would help make us all more accountable in achieving the goals. Please Sparkmail me with ideas you have for goals and we will pick the top three to set up as Team Goals. If your goal is picked, we will send you a team goodie. Thanks for your input. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:32:17 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE – Exercise (begins 10/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x55391575 Hello All; we got a lot of positive feedback about the weekly challenges. So starting this Sunday (Oct. 27th) we will be starting a new one. This first one will be an exercise challenge. To make it easy we want you to pick your exercise of choice. Make it something that you can do and be challenged with every day. Remember we are striving for “Progress Not Perfection”. <BR> <BR> For example: I have fallen out of getting the daily steps that I had set for myself. So I will be challen... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 14:07:00 EST Autumn Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55367512 <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! We wanted to try to spark a new chat thread so to help, we've moved it to the top of the team page so it's more accessible. In case you haven't checked out the "Under Construction" thread, the "Just for Today" thread is still available, we've just moved it to the Challenges Forum. It has a sticky note so it will remain at the top of that ... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:06:00 EST Successes this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55358020 Let's use this thread to post our progress, successes, and scale & non-scale victories (NSV's) for the week. Even the baby steps in the right direction are amazing progress toward our ultimate goals! Share yours here! Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:45:08 EST Struggles this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55357988 We all have them - those challenges that appear in our life, those struggles to stay on track, etc. Use this thread to post any struggles or challenges you are facing this week. We can share how we got through similar challenges. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:42:01 EST ABC's of what makes a great Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x55357715 With our team going through a transition phase, we thought it'd be nice to know your thoughts on what makes a great team. We're going to do it a game format using the letters of the alphabet, IN ORDER, we are going to come up with what makes a great team. <BR> <BR> I'll start us off.... <BR> <BR> Accountability <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:15:53 EST Getting reacquainted http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16617x45450x55357677 As our team goes through some changes, we thought it would be fun to get reacquainted with each other and hopefully learn more about our newer members. Only answer the questions you feel comfortable answering - - don't think any of them are too personal, but that is up to you! Thank you for sharing with us and we hope more of our members participate because we'd like to learn more about everyone! <BR> <BR> Feel free to copy and paste this list to your own post - and add to if you'd like! ... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:12:44 EST Under Construction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55357506 Hi everyone! Jane and I had our first meeting and have come up with several ideas and changes to re-spark our team. It's going to take a little time to get all the pieces into place so we ask for your continued patience as we begin our "reconstruction" on the team page. <BR> <BR> As always, your feedback is important and welcome. If we move or change something that is important to you, please let one of us know and we'll do what we can. We realize that we won't be able to please everyone al... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:58:00 EST QOTW 10/20-10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55326473 Hi everyone! While we are transitioning we are going to make a minor change....I've received several mixed responses regarding the QOTD. For now, we are going to split the difference and opt for a question of the week. Jane & I will be meeting shortly to put some of our plans into affect like challenges & games. Be on the look out for more changes this week! <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your biggest addiction? How do you manage it? Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:58:38 EST QOTD Oct. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55316672 How often do you usually go grocery shopping? Once a week? As needed? <BR> Do you always use a list? Sat, 19 Oct 2013 08:34:10 EST Changes are coming to the Start Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55305842 Sparkpeople is changing the Start Page. This will happen on Monday; <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:29:23 EST QOTD Oct. 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55305006 If you could give your 10 year old self advice, what would it be? Fri, 18 Oct 2013 07:06:50 EST New Team Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55304889 Hi everyone! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It's official!! JANESLOSS has graciously accepted our offer to be the new team co-leader!!! I am very excited to work with her and know we'll be able to get the team re-sparked! Please join me in welcoming Jane to her new position within the team!!! <BR> <BR> You may have seen her post in the "chat" thread - - she is currently on vacation but is returning soon & we will meet to get things moving again. Thank you all for your patience during this... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 06:51:47 EST QOTD Oct. 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55293732 What are you struggling with today? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:02:06 EST Is this an insane idea? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55282904 I've been slacking for about a month, especially on my nutrition. I eat healthy food--that's all I have, but I've been exceeding my calories most days. Not my much. Si I'm thinking about changing my goal so it will increase my calorie range just a little. Is this a totally insane idea?Please give your opinion and be honest. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 08:51:18 EST QOTD Oct. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55281687 What is your favorite food that starts with the letter "P"? Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:10:15 EST QOTD Oct. 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55268665 What is your favorite thing to eat with a cold glass of milk? Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:43:53 EST QTOD Oct. 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55257085 What is your favorite food that begins with the letter "B"? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:27:53 EST QOTD Oct. 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55245847 With the holiday season fast approaching, what is your favorite family tradition? Sun, 13 Oct 2013 08:22:32 EST QOTD Oct. 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55234951 I'm a bit late with this one but......What is your favorite sign that autumn has arrived? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 08:29:31 EST QOTD Oct. 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55223939 What is your favorite way to play at a park (even as an adult)? Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:12:34 EST QOTD Oct. 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55212149 What is your favorite comfort food? Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:56:45 EST QOTD Oct. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55199029 What is your favorite store to walk through even if you are just browsing? Wed, 9 Oct 2013 08:35:38 EST QOTD Oct. 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55185252 What is your favorite accent to listen to? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 08:07:51 EST QOTD Oct. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55177437 What is your favorite refreshing drink? Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:37:49 EST Spark Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55173005 I got the Spark Tacker a few days ago and thought I would give a not so quick review. <BR> <BR> What I Like: <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 1) It is very small, thin and light <BR> <BR> 2) The clip on the back is solid and tight, I don't worry about it coming loose and falling off. <BR> <BR> 3) It syncs your data whenever you are within 50 ft of your computer as long as the computer is turned on and "awake" <BR> <BR> 4) You can set your food tracker to coordinate with the information from yo... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:26:03 EST QOTD Oct. 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55159215 What is your favorite song to rock out to? Favorite song to dance or workout to? Sun, 6 Oct 2013 08:30:22 EST QOTD Oct 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55135247 What is your favorite meal to cook when you're in a rush? Fri, 4 Oct 2013 05:45:26 EST Check it out...new emoticons! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55116527 We got new emoticons today...here are a few of them; <BR> <BR> <em>525</em> <em>526</em> <em>548</em> <em>534</em> <em>537</em> <em>541</em> <em>542</em> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:21:08 EST Happy Oct everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55106948 Happy Oct everyone hard to believe that its Fall already. yes Fur babies are good company. Racey had a busy morning guarding the house he is now napping its getting cloudy so glad we were out walking early. now going to the library have three books on hold so Racey will earn his bananas as he is going back on guard duty. <BR> <em>358</em> <BR> <BR> Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” <BR> ~ Emily Kimbrough ~ <BR> Though n... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 22:54:58 EST What streaks do you have? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55081821 What other goals did you turn into a 'streak'? <BR> And how is it going? What are your best streaks? <BR> <BR> It took me a while to figure out what a 'streak' is and how to use it. But now I feel that it's a very handy tool for motivation and consistency. <BR> <BR> How about you? Mon, 30 Sep 2013 04:32:00 EST September checkup! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x55061850 October is almost here....so its a good time to give yourself a check up. How did you do in September? What successes did you have...and what were your struggles? What will you do differently (if anything) in October? Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:24:49 EST QOTD Sept 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55061790 Whats your favorite thing about your face? <em>334</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:20:26 EST QOTD Sept 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55051431 What is your favorite inspirational saying or scripture verse? Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:58:02 EST QOTD Sept 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55038580 What is your favorite way to travel? (Cruise, plane, bus, train, etc.) Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:16:06 EST QOTD Sept 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55028530 What is your favorite tear jerker movie? Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:06:43 EST *Help Wanted...New Co-leader Needed* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55013974 Hello Progressors! <BR> <BR> This message is to inform you that I will be stepping down as team leader in October. I have loved being co-leader of this team ever since I started it 3 years ago, but lately it has become overwhelming to me as I also co-lead 2 other teams. So I have decided that the best thing for me would be to just be a member of this team instead of a leader. <BR> <BR> Kim (Tigtaz325) is doing a great job as leader of this team but she can't do it alone. So she and I would ... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:37:29 EST QOTD Sept. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55013752 What is your favorite 30 minutes of a typical day? Tue, 24 Sep 2013 07:07:42 EST A new member to the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x55007855 Hi everyone I am a long time sparker have had lots of success and just got cleared to be able to diet and exercise after having my son. <BR> <BR> I am excited to get back into the swing of things and lose the baby bulge and some more (many more) pounds to look and feel great! <BR> <BR> I joined this team because I have been looking for a few days for an active team to help keep me motivated and I noticed that there seems to be some wonderful action on here. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:08:02 EST QOTD Sept. 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x55001701 What is your favorite things to do that most people you know don't like to do? Mon, 23 Sep 2013 07:58:14 EST Just for this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54989566 I was thinking I'd like a 'just for this week' thread too... <BR> A place to express an intention for something to do for one week and to post about how it's going. Hope it's okay for me to start one. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 05:51:13 EST QOTD Sept. 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54987760 Has any part of your healthy journey become easier or a new habit? What do you still struggle with? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:34:36 EST QOTD Sept. 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54980215 How many "diet" books have you read? How many did you try? Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:54:17 EST ...Value... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54980056 <BR> Value <BR> -Unknown <BR> <BR> A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?" <BR> <BR> Hands started going up. <BR> <BR> He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. <BR> <BR> He then asked, "Who still wants it?" <BR> <BR> Still the hands were up in the air. <BR> <BR> "Well," he replied, "What if I do this?" And he dro... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:40:38 EST QOTD Sept. 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54968021 What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Fri, 20 Sep 2013 07:00:02 EST Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54957104 <BR> <em>221</em> <em>8</em> <em>221</em> <em>8</em> <em>221</em> <BR> <BR> Avast me mateys! Its Talk Like A Pirate Day! So while you're talkin' like a pirate, be sure to take time to workout like one too! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=172 </link> <BR> <BR> Q: What do you call a group of pirate ships? <BR> <BR> A; And ARRRRmada! <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> A pirate walks into the bar and orders a jug o' grog. Barte... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:21:50 EST QOTD Sept. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54955917 If you were stranded on a tropical island, what 2 things would you want with you? Thu, 19 Sep 2013 07:53:44 EST QOTD Sept. 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54944410 You're out to eat at a nice restaurant & you've decided to allow yourself one indulgence for the night. what would you most likely choose? <BR> <BR> A glass of wine/cocktail <BR> A fried appetizer <BR> A warm roll from the bread basket <BR> A decedent entree <BR> A rich dessert <BR> Small samples of the items listed above <BR> Other/please specify <BR> <BR> (Sorry I'm so late posting this morning - lack of sleep hit me hard this morning!) Wed, 18 Sep 2013 09:41:15 EST Tips and Tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54935504 When I was having trouble staying in my calorie range I created a favorite food called Miscellaneous Calories and gave it a value of 100. Then I added this to my daily food tracker first thing in the morning, putting it in my Second Snack at the end of my meals so I wouldn't see it until the end of the day. It is an easy and painless way to trick yourself into eating 100 calories less each day. <BR> What little secrete or tip have you discovered that helps you succeed? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:49:08 EST QOTD Sept. 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54930442 What made you decide to lose weight for good this time? <BR> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 07:01:15 EST QOTD Sept 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54918864 What is your favorite strength training workout? Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:03:59 EST QOTD Sept 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54908538 What is your favorite magazine? Do you subscribe to any magazines? Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:35:00 EST QOTD Sept 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54900082 How many jobs have you had in your life, and which was your favorite one? Sat, 14 Sep 2013 13:56:28 EST Want to increase your steps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54891572 This is a wonderful blog about how someone increased their steps without making a huge time committment. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478784 </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:36:35 EST QOTD Sept 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54887330 Do you have a favorite card game? Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:59:37 EST Steps For Enhancing Your Health Through Self-Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54876870 Seven Simple Steps For Enhancing Your Health Through Self-Care (by Dr. Christiane Northrup at hungryforchange.tv) <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Step 1 - Tap into the stream of healing energy regularly. <BR> <BR> Your body is connected to a healing stream of energy (also known as chi, prana, light, Source, and God) that you can absorb at will. All you need to do is be aware of it and be open to receive it! This is the basis for the healing power of prayer. A particularly powerful way to absorb t... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:01:44 EST QOTD Sept 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54874180 What is your have a favorite board game? Thu, 12 Sep 2013 08:17:50 EST QOTD Sept 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54865637 What is your fashion style? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:58:47 EST QOTD Sept 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54849448 Do you collect anything? If so, what? Tue, 10 Sep 2013 08:22:09 EST QOTD Sept 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54836917 Do you prefer to shop in-store, online, or via catalog? Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:43:58 EST QOTD Sept 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54824415 What is your favorite flower? <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>375</em> Sun, 8 Sep 2013 09:43:08 EST QOTD Sept 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54812199 Today's QOTD was suggested by Monibelly. Thanks Monica! <BR> <BR> If anyone else has a suggestion for a future QOTD, please Sparkmail it to me or Kim (Tigtaz325). When we use your question, we'll send you a team goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> What is a good book you read over the summer? Sat, 7 Sep 2013 08:01:46 EST QOTD Sept. 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54800638 What is your favorite scent or smell? Fri, 6 Sep 2013 07:28:56 EST QOTD Sept. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54787716 Who is your favorite actor or actress? Thu, 5 Sep 2013 07:00:56 EST QOTD Sept. 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54775022 What profession would you not like to ever attempt? Wed, 4 Sep 2013 07:00:36 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Sleep Challenge (begins 9/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x54770129 <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Our next challenge comes to us from CHRISTASP - <em>304</em> Christina! <BR> <BR> For this Sleep Challenge, you pick the specifics of the challenge. For example, do you want to go to bed on time each night? Maybe you want to get 8 hours of sleep....or maybe you want to get up earlier to fit in a workout, etc. It's a flexible challenge to meet your needs. Post your specific goal ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 19:50:47 EST QOTD Sept. 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54761727 What profession would you like to attempt? Tue, 3 Sep 2013 07:03:42 EST What You Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54748933 This is from Geneen Roth.... <BR> <BR> <BR> "Here's what I remember (and remind myself to remember!) daily: discipline is the act of showing up for what you love. <BR> <BR> I know that seems a bit paradoxical, that you or we need to show up for what we love because if we love it, why wouldn't we show up for it automatically? If I love to come out to my writing studio, why wouldn't I come out everyday no matter what and pick up my pen or sit down at my computer? <BR> <BR> If I love to f... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 08:21:49 EST QOTD September 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54746560 What sound or noise do you hate? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:49:50 EST QOTD September 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54734628 What sound or noise do you love? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 00:27:24 EST QOTD August 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54725687 With summer winding down, what is your favorite part of summer? Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:08:06 EST Ten Minutes or Less! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x54714867 What healthy lifestyle habit can you do in ten minutes or less? It doesn't have to be only about weight loss. <BR> Think about your overall health, and then think about things you can do it ten minutes or less to benefit your health! Let's list them one at a time! <BR> <BR> 1. Put a healthy snack in your purse before going out....that way if you get hungry you won't be tempted to stop at the drive thru. <BR> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:26:06 EST Over And Over Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54714811 Over And Over Again <BR> by Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> <BR> "What you do over and over again, becomes a part of you. What you do over and over again, becomes so comfortable and familiar that you don't even think about it. <BR> <BR> So what do you do over and over again? What thoughts do you think to yourself again and again? <BR> <BR> What words do you repeatedly say to others? What habits have you built into your daily life? <BR> <BR> Do something once, and it has a small effect. Do someth... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 09:22:28 EST QOTD August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54713224 What is your least favorite word? Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:59:33 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Upper Body (begins 8/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x54708680 <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>34</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <BR> This week we are going to Pump It Up! The challenge is to do at least 15 minutes of upper body exercises 3 times this week. Use a couple of dumbbells or resistance bands to work those biceps. You can even use household items likes soup cans, water jugs, etc. Even body weight exercises count! Try some triceps dips off the couch! <BR> <BR> Fo... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:20:50 EST QOTD August 29 Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54700904 I entered the wrong day yesterday - sorry for the confusion! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite word? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:01:59 EST QOTD August 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54687656 What was your favorite class in school? Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:53:39 EST QOTD August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54675218 When choosing a workout, the ____________ is MOST important to me. <BR> <BR> fun factor <BR> convenience <BR> effectiveness <BR> location <BR> calories burned <BR> ability to be modified or adapted <BR> level of ease or difficulty <BR> other (please specify) Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:58:53 EST QOTD August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54664812 Sorry I'm a bit late today!! <BR> <BR> What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:33:54 EST QOTD August 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54649218 What TV sitcom family would you like to be a member of? Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:10:49 EST QOTD August 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54640309 What would you do if you won Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes? <BR> Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:10:26 EST Make It Happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54629020 Make It Happen <BR> — Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> The obstacle itself is not enough to stop you. What stops you is your assumption that you can’t get past that obstacle. <BR> <BR> The problem is not that you have too much of this or too little of that. The problem is, you’re waiting for perfect conditions that will never come. <BR> <BR> The achievement that really happens, happens in the real world. The things that get done, get done in less than ideal conditions. <BR> <BR> Don’t make excuses... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:57:09 EST QOTD August 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54627827 Today's question is a fill-in the blank. <BR> <BR> I know I am healthy because...... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 07:02:05 EST Mermaid or a whale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54618816 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Recently, in a large city in Australia, a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym. <BR> It said, "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?" <BR> <BR> A middle-aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question posed by the gym. <BR> <BR> To Whom It May Concern, <BR> <BR> Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curio... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:32:42 EST QOTD August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54615539 Today's QOTD comes to us from Pattie441 - thank you!! <BR> <BR> What is a favorite food combo or recipe that is really filling and keeps you satisfied? <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:56:45 EST Just for fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54603803 What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> December-----I ran over <BR> <BR> Pick the day (number) you were born on... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:32:04 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE: CARDIO (starts 8/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16616x45450x54602967 Starting on Friday 8/23, we are going to get our heart rates up! The challenge is to do 30 minutes of cardio 5 times this week or 150 minutes total. It can be broken down in any increments that work for you. It can be done in multiple shorter minute sessions throughout the day, a few longer workouts; whatever method works best for you. <BR> <BR> (I apologize for the odd start of the week but we wanted to try to get a couple weekly challenges in before I leave on vacation.) <BR> <BR> Cop... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:12:42 EST QOTD August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54602916 Today's QOTD the suggested by Monica (MONIBELLY). Thank you! <BR> <BR> What is your favorite book of all time? <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 07:05:28 EST QOTD August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54590190 Who is your favorite author? <BR> <BR> If you have any suggestions for future QOTD's, please send them to me by SparkMail. when I use your question, I'll send you a SparkGoodie. <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:50:14 EST QOTD August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54576422 What is the best advice you've received? Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:57:58 EST How do you calm yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54575595 What do you do to be emotionally stable and / or to have peace of mind? Mon, 19 Aug 2013 03:26:08 EST Non Scale Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54566147 I was in the shower and felt a small pointy lump on the top of my shoulder and thought "what the???" When I got out of the shower I looked in the mirror and as I turned to see the lump my shoulder moved and so did the lump. It was a joint bone! How cool is that!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:45:50 EST QOTD August 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54564581 What factor is most important to you when deciding what to eat? <BR> Calories <BR> Portion size <BR> Nutrition <BR> Other Sun, 18 Aug 2013 07:23:07 EST QOTD August 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54554429 What is the one thing you have always wanted to do? Sat, 17 Aug 2013 08:31:21 EST Announcement; NEW CO-LEADER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54548237 <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Hello Progressors! Just wanted to let you know that we have a new co-leader! Tigtaz325 (Kim) has kindly agreed to be co-leader of the team. She will be posting our QOTD's from now on and I'm sure she'll do a great job! <BR> <BR> Welcome aboard as co-leader, Kim! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <em>244</em> <em>410</em> <... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:09:07 EST National Tell a Joke Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54543178 <em>30</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Happy National Tell a Joke Day, Progressors! Let's celebrate the day by telling our best (or worst) jokes here on this thread! I'll get us started... <BR> <BR> <BR> Q: Where do bees go to the bathroom? <BR> <BR> A: At the BP station! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 08:36:18 EST QOTD AUGUST 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54534617 DO YOU HAVE ANY PET PEEVES AT THE CHECK OUT COUNTER? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:48:50 EST QOTD August 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54532819 Another great question from Tigtaz325. Thanks, Kim! <BR> <BR> <BR> How do you reward yourself for meeting goals? Are these monetary or non-monetary rewards? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:48:29 EST Three Steps To Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54519619 Three Steps To Success <BR> Here are three simple steps to make things happen in your life: <BR> <BR> 1. DO IT. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale put it like this: "Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. <BR> Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; <BR> perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all." <BR> <BR> If you wait until you have all the facts or until ... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:57:50 EST QOTD August 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54507480 Do you own a heart rate monitor? Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:03:54 EST QOTD August 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54493136 I was thinking about this quote today; <BR> <BR> "Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. <BR> In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. <BR> Release the hurt. Release the fear. <BR> Refuse to entertain your old pain. <BR> The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. <BR> What is it you would let go of today?" <BR> -- Mary Manin Morrissey <BR> <BR> Are you holding on to old pain and doubt? Is this ... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:59:14 EST Self-app eciation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54481999 I get a weekly email from a site called "The Positivity Blog" and thought I'd share today's topic of self appreciation: <BR> <BR> "Hi there! <BR> <BR> I hope your weekend is going well. <BR> <BR> This Sunday I would like to quickly share a tiny habit that in the long run - and if you keep up with it every day - can have huge positive impact on your self-esteem and life. <BR> <BR> The habit? <BR> <BR> To simply take 2 minutes at the end of your day to appreciate yourself. To think back a... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:05:05 EST QOTD August 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54467912 Another great question from Kim (Tigtaz325). Thanks Kim! <BR> <BR> Do you have a bucket list? If yes, what's #1 & have you done it? Sat, 10 Aug 2013 08:32:56 EST QOTD August 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54455963 Today's QOTD was suggested by Tigtaz325. Thanks, Kim! <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite place you've traveled to? <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 08:43:06 EST QOTD August 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54442444 Todays question was suggested by Termitemom. Thanks for the great question! <BR> <BR> If anyone else has a suggestion for future QOTD's, please send them to me by Sparkmail. When I use your question, I will send you a team goodie! <BR> <BR> <BR> Question; <BR> Do you buy pre-packaged salads or veggies for convenience? If you do, do you wash them before putting them in the serving bowl? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 07:38:01 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54430996 There are no health bailouts <BR> <BR> <BR> The US financial sector was recently rescued from their appalling behaviors by a shiny $700 billion government bailout. But appalling health behaviors cannot be similarly rescued. Why? Because poor health behaviors create health debts that cannot be neutralized by a pen stroke. <BR> <BR> What are these health debts? The things that matter - quality of life, longevity of life, emotional health, disease prevention, psychological health, physical he... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 09:59:32 EST How do you help a family member take responsibilit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54420577 Hi Team, my name is Lori, I am new to this team. I was just reading the post "Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health: 1 of 7", which spoke about taking responsibility for your own health. <BR> <BR> It stirred something in me and I posted a reply, I am now re-posting as a new thread in hopes that someone might be able to help. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any tips on helping or showing someone HOW to take responsibility for their own health and diet? <BR> <BR> My father is so overweight,... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 13:49:15 EST Discussion about the inspirational pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54418545 Came across this article today, a discussion about motivation and the pics that are used to increase it. I thought it was interesting. <BR> <BR> <link> http://jessikneeland.wordpress.com/2013/06<BR>/19/fitspo-sucks-5-reasons-photos-of-h<BR>ot-women-and-catchy-slogans-are-ruinin<BR>g-the-world/ </link> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 10:43:45 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health; 6 of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54417750 One more discussion from an online article; <BR> <BR> Unhealthy ignorance is not healthy bliss <BR> <BR> Pretending our society's unhealthy plights don't exist exacerbates the problems. Ignorance is not bliss. It's an intellectual and human-decency crisis. <BR> <BR> 67% of US adults are overweight or obese. The US ranks 1st in health care costs (as % of GDP), but 49th in life expectancy. US health care costs are estimated to be $13,100 in 2018 for every man, woman, and child. <BR> <BR> We... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:56:47 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health; 5 of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54403088 <BR> Here is another discussion from an article I found online. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pain is not gain <BR> <BR> "No pain, no gain" - or so the saying goes. I disagree. <BR> <BR> Pain is painful. Humans have a simple response to anything painful - we stop! So, isn't the whole "no pain, no gain" argument backwards? Pain incites de-motivation, resentment, rejection, even fear. Which of those promotes improved health and happiness? Try none. <BR> <BR> The Eureka! Lesson: ... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 09:05:03 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health; 4 of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54391123 <BR> You cannot out exercise poor nutrition <BR> <BR> "It's 'okay' for me to eat this gluttonous cake wedge because I'm going to the gym later." <BR> <BR> How silly. <BR> <BR> You cannot out exercise poor nutrition. First, losing fat, gaining muscle, and just getting healthier isn't only about "calories in, calories out". That's far too simplistic. Your nutrition choices affect your metabolism, sleep patterns, mental acuity, stamina, and happiness (just to name a few). <BR> <BR> Second, ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 10:54:08 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health; 3 of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54378277 Here's another truth for us to discuss. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Your health won't be perfect, ever <BR> Is health perfection really the goal, or is health greatness? I vote greatness! After all, perfection doesn't guarantee greatness, and greatness isn't perfect. <BR> <BR> Perfection is quicksand. It snares you in a devilish trap of illusion and frustration. It's too heavily nuanced with details, rules, false promises, and other venomous constraints. As a result, your enth... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:21:11 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health; 2 of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54363526 Another discussion from an article I found online. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> Health (like life) is unfair. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, all things health are not created equal. Some people have better genetics than others. Some have received more meaningful health education than others. Some have better socio-economic conditions than others. Some are flat out luckier. And all of these things are excuses. <BR> <BR> The Eureka! Lesson: <BR> Fairness isn't the point. Opportunity is. Amer... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 06:13:09 EST Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health: 1 of 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54351274 *This is something I posted a couple of years ago but I thought it was worth a re-post. There are 7 parts so I will be posting them for the next week. <BR> <BR> I got this from another website, from an article entitled "7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Health." I thought it would be interesting to discuss these 7 "truths" one by one... so here is the first one. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Nobody is responsible for your health but you <BR> The quality of your health is not... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 08:36:24 EST Challenge for August 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54339063 Here's a little challenge where you can earn a team goodie...and its not only an EASY challenge, but its also one that could help someone else. <BR> <BR> Please visit the pages of at least TWO Sparkfriends who have been missing in action lately. Let them know that you've missed them, and give them some encouragement to come back. You never know...your message might be just the thing to help them get their Spark back! <BR> <BR> Your missing Spark friends do not have to be a part of this team... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:10:53 EST October Chat & Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54338992 New thread for August! Share whatever you'd like to...what you're struggling with...your successes....how your day is going....a new recipe you've tried....or ask for input on any issue you have on your mind. Let's chat! <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:05:20 EST QOTD July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54338937 What are you afraid of? Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:00:50 EST July check up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x54311964 July is almost done! Time for a self check up! How did you do this month? What progress did you make, and what did you struggle with? What are your plans for a successful August? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:28:41 EST QOTD July 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54311950 What are you looking forward to? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 10:27:49 EST QOTD July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54298037 What exercise equipment do you own? Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:47:31 EST Happy Take Your Pants For a Walk Day! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54287017 Yes...a real holiday! Today is Take Your Pants for a Walk Day! <BR> <BR> Walking is a great way to get some exercise....so why not take your pants for a walk today? Just make sure you're in them, lol. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> PS: And don't forget to hydrate! <BR> <em>194</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 09:46:45 EST Get Off The Scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54263236 This is something I've posted on my teams before, so it might seem familiar to you...but I think its definitely worth re-posting. <BR> <BR> Please understand that this is not about NEVER weighing yourself. Its about not letting the scale be the entire world or the only way you judge your progress or self esteem. <BR> <BR> Whether you weigh yourself once a week or once a month or even every single day...or if you're like me and don't weigh yourself at all....remember that its just a number, ... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:58:11 EST QOTD July 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54262719 There are about 58 days until the first day of Autumn. What progress would you like to make in that time, and what are you doing to make it happen? Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:20:09 EST QOTD June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54248969 What time do you usually get up in the morning? What time do you usually go to bed? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:19:30 EST QOTD July 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54234939 Today's QOTD was suggested by a team mate who'd like to remain anonymous. So thanks for the question, Mystery Team Mate! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Do you bend your knees when you are sleeping or do you keep them straight? <BR> <em>102</em> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:34:53 EST QOTD July 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54224434 Have you ever walked in your sleep, or have you ever seen someone doing that? Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:34:35 EST QOTD July 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54211182 Have you ever traveled anywhere by bus? (Not a city bus, I'm talking Greyhound or Trailways) <BR> <BR> Have you ever traveled anywhere by train? Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:51:23 EST QOTD July 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54185370 What is the last nice thing that someone did for you? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:39:17 EST QOTD July 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54172619 I forgot to do the QOTD yesterday. Sorry about that! So today's question is....what have you forgotten lately? <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:24:55 EST QOTD July 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54147729 Today our QOTD comes from one of our newest members, Pattie441. Thank you for the great question, Patti! <BR> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite music or song to work out to and have fun? <BR> <BR> <BR> (PS: If anyone else has a suggestion for a future QOTD, please send it to me by Sparkmail. When I use your question I will send you a team goodie.) Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:40:14 EST QOTD July 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54132203 Have you ever won a contest of any kind? Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:34:52 EST QOTD July 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54120843 <BR> Do your food cravings change with the seasons? <BR> <BR> (Thank you Cathy, 111butterfly111, for todays question!) Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:03:48 EST QOTD July 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54109631 Another question from Cathy! If anyone else has a suggestion for QOTD please send it me by Sparkmail. When I use your question you'll get a team goodie. <BR> <BR> <BR> Make-up? Do you wear it? If so, tell us your daily routine. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 09:05:33 EST QOTD July 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54098044 Do you always workout at the same time of day? Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:27:46 EST QOTD July 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54085059 Another questions suggested by 111Butterfly111. Thanks, Cathy! <BR> <BR> What do you think will be the biggest change for you when you reach your goal? If you have already reached your goal, what has been the biggest change? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:21:00 EST QOTD July 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54073278 Another great question suggested by Cathy (111butterfly111) Thanks Cathy! If anyone else has a suggestion for QOTD, please send it to me by Sparkmail. I will send you a team goodie when I use your question! <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a fun one today! What emoticon (aside from all those flags) have you never used? Use them now! <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:56:29 EST found another inspiring quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54059673 <BR> Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~ Thomas A. Edison Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:46:56 EST QOTD July 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54057362 Today's QOTD is another one from Cathy, 111Butterfly111. Thanks, Cathy! <BR> <BR> Fast lane or slow, where do you drive? <BR> Carpet, tile, or hardwood floors? <BR> Kindle (e-reader), hardback book, or paperback book? <BR> Glasses, contacts, or 20/20 vision? <BR> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 08:01:17 EST Daily Meditation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54046316 Saw this and wanted to share... <BR> <BR> No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it. <BR> <BR> ~ Jean de La Bruyere Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:02:49 EST Create your own motivational posters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54043919 I've shared this site before but thought I'd share it again. Great site for making your own motivational posters....its fun and easy to do, and free! <BR> <BR> <link>clipyourphotos.com/motivate </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:08:32 EST QOTD July 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54043630 Today's QOTD comes from 111butterfly111 (Cathy). Thank you for the great questions, Cathy! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> This..or that? <BR> <BR> Pajamas.....or nightgown? <BR> Hot Breakfast (oatmeal, bacon and eggs, etc.) or Cold Breakfast (cold cereal, yogurt and fruit, etc.)? <BR> Scale or Tape Measure? <BR> Anything in Moderation or Some Foods Off Limits? <BR> Thinner or Richer? Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:46:13 EST "I'm Never Going To Lose This Weight" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54037138 This is from Bob Greene, author of The Best Life Diet. I thought it was worth sharing with you. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> "I have a bad feeling: I'm never going to lose this weight." <BR> <BR> You can't put all your emotional eggs in the weight loss basket. <BR> People say, "I'll be happy when I reach this size…," but that's a problem, because either you don't reach the goal, or you do—a... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 17:47:57 EST QOTD July 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x54009514 What are your plans for the weekend? Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:27:19 EST Healthy July chat and support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x53998213 My personal goal for the month of July is to make it the healthiest month of the year so far. I don't expect to be perfect, but I am going to do my best to make progress! I'd love it if you'd join me in this goal, or with a goal of your own. Lets chat here and give each other support all month long! Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:15:09 EST QOTD July 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53995823 If you had the opportunity, would you ever live in another Country? If so, where? Thu, 4 Jul 2013 01:33:09 EST Happy "Compliment Your Mirror" Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53983091 <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> <em>26</em> <em>202</em> <em>26</em> <em>204</em> <em>26</em> <em>202</em> <BR> <BR> Happy "Compliment Your Mirror Day"! <BR> <BR> Now, here is what you need to do to celebrate; <BR> <BR> Stand in front of your mirror with your eyes closed. Put a big smile on your face. Now, open your eyes! <BR> Isn't the person in your mirror absolutely stunning!? The person in your mirror is beautiful! <BR> <BR> So, compliment your mirror for displaying th... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 05:27:02 EST QOTD July 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53981662 Have you ever encountered people who are jealous/envious of your weight loss? (Could be out in the real world or right here on SparkPeople). Tue, 2 Jul 2013 23:38:37 EST QOTD July 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53968032 Do you feel you have found your purpose in life? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:59:42 EST Happy International Joke Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53956228 <em>30</em> <em>334</em> <em>20</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today is International Joke Day! (Yes, its a an actual holiday!) There are many benefits to laughter, including; <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>100</em> Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases i... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:28:56 EST QOTD July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53953897 What is your greatest joy? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:45:53 EST QOTD June 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53939436 Do you eat fast or slow? Sat, 29 Jun 2013 21:38:28 EST QOTD June 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53933502 What do you like best about SparkPeople? Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:41:43 EST The place where all change starts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53923692 <link>www.flickspire.com/m/Guidance/Change<BR>TheWorld?lsid=c62644561cfe4f3aeb3f04c8<BR>cde7b511 </link> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:18:34 EST QOTD June 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53921974 How often do you weigh yourself? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:23:05 EST June checkup! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20120x45450x53919588 The month is winding down...so time for a checkup! How did you do in June? What successes and struggles did you have....and what is your plan for July? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:30:38 EST "I Am" statements http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53919539 Hello team! We've had this thread before...post anything you want here. It can be how you are doing, what you have planned for the day, a positive affirmation, or just a quick way to check in with the team. Just be sure to start your sentence with "I am." <BR> <BR> <BR> I am glad to have this thread back! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I am wishing all my team mates a healthy day! <em>224</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:26:38 EST QOTD June 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53904388 How often do you buy clothes? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:07:47 EST QOTD June 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53890423 Have you ever tried a weight loss product (could be a food, exercise equipment, etc) that was a total scam? Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:25:57 EST QOTD June 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53876946 Regarding eating.... Do you know when your trigger times are and your trigger emotions? Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:38:11 EST .A Great Day to be Alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53869603 Today is a great day to be alive. The world is filled with positive possibilities, <BR> and those possibilities grow more numerous with each passing moment. <BR> Sure, there are challenges and disappointments and frustrations. <BR> And within those challenges, within those disappointments, are some of the greatest possibilities. <BR> Today is a great day to be alive because today you can make things happen. <BR> You can set a goal, chart a course, take stock of your situation and use it to cr... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:27:39 EST QOTD June 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53859131 Do you like snakes? Would you or have you ever held one? Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:04:52 EST QOTD June 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53846864 Are you o.k. with people (can be anyone, family, friends) stopping by your house unannounced? Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:38:07 EST QOTD June 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53844293 Chocolate or Vanilla? Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:19:57 EST Katie's intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x45450x53830482 Hi! my name is Katie. I am a single mom of a 11 year old daughter. I also am a part time bible college student and work at home for a paid survey company. I began my weight loss journey 3 years ago weighing 250 pounds. I am currently at 176 pounds. I am working to lose my last 45 pounds to reach my goal weight of 133 pounds. <BR> <BR> the current two goals I am working on are: <BR> 1. taming the sweet tooth challenge <BR> <BR> 2. spark people 28 day boot camp work out <BR> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:33:28 EST QOTD June 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53829980 Today is the first day of summer! Do you have any plans for the summer? And what is your favorite season? Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:02 EST QOTD June 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53817173 Have you ever been on a cruise? If not, would you ever like to go on one? <BR> <em>340</em> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:24:47 EST QOTD June 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53803420 Do you like to go to amusement parks? Whats your favorite ride? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:32:44 EST Interesting article about exercise and health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53801046 ... or so I thought: <BR> <BR> <link>www.quora.com/Exercise/What-are-the-<BR>best-kept-secrets-about-exercise-fitne<BR>ss-body-building-and-working-out#ans2662198 </link> <BR> <BR> Quotes: <BR> <BR> It's the implementation [of lifestyle changes] that is the challenge, not the identification of flaws. <BR> <BR> People know that nutrition for instance is really important. (.....) <BR> <BR> We waste countless hours looking up 'new ways' to do it or 'better ways' to do something rather... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:30:46 EST QOTD June 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53790390 What was the last thing you splurged on? Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:59:29 EST ERROR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x45450x53777938 SORRY, WRONG TEAM lol Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:28:03 EST