SparkPeople Fit For Fall Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=46273 Fit For Fall Challenge is here to help you prepare for those holidays in advance! Our goal is lose or maintain our weight, to motivate, support, and encourage you. Join us!!! SparkPeople Fit For Fall Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=46273 Summer Fun Challenge August!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x57687228 <em>228</em> Challenge will begin May 5th if you miss the first day don't worry this will be an ongoing challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> MAY CHALLENGE <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Take a before picture of yourself you don't have to share it with the team, but if you like to please post the picture in a blog. <BR> <BR> 2.NO WEIGH-IN REQUIRED...I repeat no weigh-in required for this challenge! You may way yourself once at the beginning of this challenge and once at the end. Hide... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:48:06 EST Use an Emoticon to describe your day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x55866188 <em>67</em> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:06:15 EST Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ideas??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x55018317 Come here to discuss food!!! Or share your favorite recipes <em>140</em> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:11:01 EST COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x54971669 <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Fall season to you all I know it's not officially here until the 22nd but I'm excited to get started!! This challenge will help you get back on track, for example I haven't been taking care of myself for some months now and I need to get back on track with no slack!! If your determined, motivated, and willing to put your best foot forward then this challenge is for you. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> ... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:53:07 EST How many points until your next level? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x54771080 10,037 Tue, 3 Sep 2013 21:14:16 EST New Weekly Challenge Soon!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x53291164 <em>10</em> This challenge will focus on a wide variety of health goals. Each week we will focus on one goal to accomplish. The goals will be focusing on nutrition, fitness, weight loss, mental health, etc. Everyone will be in charge of this challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> To be in charge of a weekly challenge you must submit a goal idea by sending me a spark message. If I choose your goal for the week you will have until Sunday of that week to post the goal and rules here. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 10 May 2013 09:39:27 EST ~*~*~*LOSE 2 - 5LB IN MAY CHALLENGE~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x53175987 <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Spring here are you ready to get an early jumps start before the summer?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this optional challenge post start weight May.1 - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of May, your choice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> See you at the finish line <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>12... Wed, 1 May 2013 08:25:55 EST Six Pack March Challenge Week 3 (March 15-21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x52296219 <em>319</em> Six Pack March <em>320</em> <BR> <BR> This challenge is for anyone looking to strength their core muscles or looking to tone. You can view the challenge by clicking here <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> <BR> 1. Take a before and after picture (the pictures can be private or you can post it in a blog) <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Print calendar <BR> <link>femmefitaleblog.files.wordpress.com/<BR>2013/03/six-pack-march-2013-01.png </link> <BR> <BR> 3. Post: DONE or <em>248</em> for each... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:38:30 EST 31 Days of Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x51555507 <em>108</em> Rules: <BR> <BR> 1. Do 15min or more cardio daily for 31 days (15pts daily) <BR> <BR> <BR> 2. Do 30mins or more of cardio daily for 31 days (25pts daily) <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Earn 5pts by setting a goal forcardio workouts and completing sparkpeople's smart goal setting worksheet <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/SMARTgo<BR>alsWS-NN.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4. Post minutes daily or weely <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> BONUS: Earn 25pts for completing seven days in a row... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:38:49 EST 2013 Roll Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x51454502 <em>213</em> Here we are four days into a new year. many of us did not meet our goals for 2012, that page of history is closed and 013 is being written. With that, let's get reacquainted. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Location: <BR> Favorite winter treat: <BR> What are three goals for 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 15:00:19 EST Word of the Day - A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x51108053 A - Achievement Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:36:21 EST 2014 Resolutions!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x50984968 <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <BR> <BR> What do you want for Christmas? <BR> <BR> Post some healthy goals/gifts you would like also. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:37:29 EST What was your Spark Wheel number(s)? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x50824100 5+7 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:58:59 EST REQUIRED: Final Weigh-in Jan 6th - 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x50732445 <em>429</em> Please choose 1 date to post <BR> <BR> Sunday November 11th <BR> <BR> Monday November 12th <BR> <BR> Tuesday November 13th <BR> <BR> Wednesday November 14th <BR> <BR> Thursday November 15th <BR> <BR> Friday November 16th <BR> <BR> Saturday November 17th <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> For more information on the challenge and other important dates click here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x448<BR>64173 </link> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:16:55 EST Seeking Motivated SparkFriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x50445030 I recently went through my SparkFriends list and deleted anyone who has not been active in the last 6 months or so. My feed has been pretty bland for awhile and I am looking for buddies, inspiration and motivation. Add me or suggest motivated members to me!!! Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:51:55 EST LOSE 2-5LBS IN OCTOBER WEEK 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x50097959 <em>465</em> <em>9</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>9</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The fall is here!! The temps have changed and the holidays are on the way! Are you ready to stay committed and strong during the fall season and holidays?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this challenge post start weight October 1st - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> <BR> 2) Post your goal for October <BR> <BR> <BR> 3) Weigh-in w... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:49:25 EST NEXT WEEKEND CHALLENGE Oct. 19 - 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x49707524 <em>215</em> Weekend Challenge Rules <BR> <BR> 1.Challenges will be posted on Tuesday of each week. <BR> <BR> 2. Your points, totals, results, etc are to be posted Monday by 11pm your time. <BR> <BR> 3. HAVE FUN AND REACH YOUR GOALS DURING THE WEEKEND <em>381</em> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 11:09:31 EST LOSE 2-5LBS IN SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x49644509 <em>465</em> <em>9</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>9</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The fall will be here in soon!! The temperatures are changing and the holidays will be here before you know it! Are you ready to stay committed and strong during the fall season and holidays?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this challenge post start weight September 1st - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> <BR> 2) Post your goal for... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 08:59:05 EST Weirdest Place You've "Bust a Move"???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x49559316 I have made it a habit to do 10 squats in the handicap stall at work. Since I drink so much water during the day, I wanted to try and work in some type of workout while I'm at work. <BR> <BR> I also do jumping jacks in our file room. <BR> <BR> Do you anybody else "bust a move" at work?? Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:58:58 EST Just for fun in June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x48308883 <em>67</em> Can you feel the heat coming?? The sun is beaming on our spark team, so lets shine with it <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Here is a fun challenge for us to try this month: Decorate your sparkpage with a "summer" theme. After you've finished stop by a team member's sparkpage and do 1 of the 2: <BR> <BR> A. Give a summer theme sparkgoodie <BR> <BR> B. Leave a comment inviting them to join this challenge <BR> <BR> And then come here to let us know you've completed part 1 of this c... Thu, 31 May 2012 11:37:20 EST ~*~*~*LOSE 3 to 5LB IN JUNE CHALLENGE ~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x48274514 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The summer will be here in a couple weeks!! The temperatures are changing and the swimming pools have opened! Are you ready to stay committed and strong during the summer fun?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this challenge post start weight June 1 - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of June, your... Tue, 29 May 2012 08:58:13 EST Places you would like to visit A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x47939031 Aberdeen, UK Sun, 6 May 2012 13:30:17 EST MOTHERS DAY DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x47896375 <em>184</em> Come here to discuss anything about mothers day! Your plans, menu, gift ideas, etc Thu, 3 May 2012 14:55:09 EST 30 DAY BOOTCAMP CHALLENGE WEEK 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x47717520 <em>10</em> Hello there <BR> <BR> This challenge will begin May 1st - 31st. The main challenge is to exercise 10min or more 30 days straight. If you are familiar with creating sparkstreaks you may do so for this challenge. If you need help let us know. <BR> <BR> The 2nd part of this challenge will remain a mystery until day 1. You will get mystery challenges weekly that are to be completed along with your daily fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge???? If so sign-up this ... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:17:37 EST ~*~*~*LOSE 3 to 5LB IN MAY CHALLENGE WEEK 4~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x47716885 <em>87</em> <em>47</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>47</em> <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The summer is approaching us fast!! The weather is beginning to change! Are you ready to get an early jumps start before the summer?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this challenge post start weight May 1 - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of May, your choice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> See you at the finish line <BR> <BR> <em... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:38:00 EST Bragging Rights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x47700047 Have you done something special today, or this week, that you are proud of? <BR> Share it here - each little victory, every good decision - large and small - is cause for celebration. <BR> <BR> Let us know that you are strong, and dedicated, and making it happen, so we can cheer each other on! <BR> <em>250</em> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:50:58 EST What is your absolute favorite food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x47691982 Mine is cheese - I find I cannot go a whole day without some kind of cheese in my menu. Is there one food you absolutely LOVE? <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 15:11:22 EST We need some fresh new ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x47645839 Hi all you "Spring into Spring" Team members - In looking over the long string of topics on our discussion board, I see a lot of things are out of date, or gone stale in the forum. It appears that some of it is just not relevant or interesting to many of us at this point. <BR> <BR> I would like to invite you to start a new thread: Any idea or topic that is important to you is important to us. <BR> <BR> Tell us what you are doing that is helping in your efforts to live healthier. <BR> <B... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:20:00 EST 21-day Healthy Habits Challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x47458473 They say that you can make or break a habit in as little as 21 days. Let's proven them right! <BR> <BR> Choose an aspect of your healthy lifestyle journey that you feel needs a little work and post it here for all to see. Then each day, check back to let us know how you are doing; where you need help, where you are strong, where you think you have figured it out. <BR> <BR> It can be a weight loss strategy, an exercise goal, a healthier diet (and by that I include everything you eat, not t... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 16:46:10 EST ~*~*~*LOSE 5LB IN APRIL CHALLENGE~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x47338105 <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> The spring is here!!! The weather is beginning to change! Are you ready to get an early jumps start before the summer?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this challenge post start weight April 1 - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of April, your choice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> See you at the finish line <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>8... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:00:19 EST NEW: April Spring Cleaning Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x47337962 Week 1 will be April 1 - 7th <BR> <BR> <BR> Choose to do 1 or more of the following and come back to report which you did. Each is worth 5pts: <BR> <BR> 1) Give 1 Spring theme spark goodies to a team members 1 time a day <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> 2) Post a comment on at least 3 of your team member's pages or blogs <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> 3) Drink at least 6 cups of water daily <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> 4) Take your medication and/or vitamins daily <BR> <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:50:52 EST March Weekly Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x46843542 <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> This week challenge will be to increase fruit and veggie intake: <BR> <BR> If your eating none currently start by eating one fruit or veggie of your choice daily. <BR> <BR> If your eating one increase to two a day. <BR> <BR> If your eating two increase to three a day. <BR> <BR> However many veggies/fruit you eat daily increase them by one. If your curre... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 08:18:51 EST ~*~*~*LOSE 2 - 5LB IN MARCH CHALLENGE~*~ Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x46833676 <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> The spring is almost here are you ready?? The weather is beginning to change! Soon we will be in our thin jackets, shirts, and flip flops!! Are you ready to get an early jumps start before the summer?? Lets begin!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this optional challenge post start weight March.1 - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of March, yo... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:04:14 EST New team ideas starting March 1st. Fitness Ideas.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x46794631 Choose activities that you actually enjoy. You're not likely to keep up any exercise you dread doing. <BR> <BR> <BR> Start small and work your way up by increasing your intensity or the amount of time you spend doing the activity. <BR> <BR> <BR> Think about the season. How can you take advantage of the warm weather? <BR> <BR> <BR> Buddy up. Do you have any friends who are also trying to get fit? Maybe there's a way you can team up in this activity. <BR> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:11:51 EST Healthy Superbowl Ideas??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x46198361 <em>281</em> Feb 5th is Superbowl XLVI. Come here and post healthy recipes that you will have at your party. Or healthy restaurant ideas. If your not a football fan but plan to make lil snacks at home that day what are you making? You can also post other website links here. <BR> <BR> For example Super Bowl Smarts <link>www.weightwatchers.com/templates/pri<BR>nt.aspx?PageId=1042491&PrintFlag=yes&p<BR>reviewDate=1/... </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Super Bowl Tips and Recipes <BR> <link>www... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 15:49:46 EST VALENTINES SPARKPAGE CONTEST!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x46191287 Hello Chocolate Lovers <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Can you feel the romance in the air?? Can you taste the chocolates?? How about imaging a romantic evening with your spouse?? <BR> <BR> This is a fun challenge with no rules except....Decorate your sparkpages with lots of hearts, Valentines colors, roses, etc....Stop by here to let us know you've decorated your page. Who will have the best sparkpage?? <BR> <BR> <BR> This contest will end On Valentines Day.Top 3 winners will be rewarded!! On y... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:57:39 EST To The Moon Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x46190879 This is a fitness challenge. For each minute of fitness you earn that will count toward the miles we travel. For example 10 fitness minutes equal 10 miles towards wherever we are traveling for the week. <em>340</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 challenge will be posted soon. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:42:00 EST Count On Your Heart Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x46190372 Challenge begin Feb 1st <BR> <BR> As you may know February is American Heart Month. This challenge is to help you build hearth healthy habits.To participate in this challenge you will be required to accomplish at least 23 of the 31daily challenges. You may need to go grocery shopping before the challenge starts or prepare a checklist of things you already have. <BR> <BR> To help you prepare for the challenge here is our 1st Week challenges (*hint-- grocery shopping): <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 1:... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:21:41 EST Mind Over Body Challenge: Last Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x46189676 Starting Feb 1st we will begin the 10 step program created by spark to fight emotional eating. If you are interested please sign up here. Weekly Challenge will be posted Jan 31st. <BR> <BR> For more information about the 10 steps click here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind_ov<BR>er_body_fat.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Reading to help you get started (not required for challenge but helpful) <BR> <BR> Recognizing Eating Disorders and Getting Help <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/re... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 08:49:08 EST What are your May Goals?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x46105453 <em>9</em> Share with us your goals for May. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:34:08 EST October Ideas??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x45758951 Come here to give ideas of what you would like to see around our team? What would help to motivate more? How can we improve fitness, nutrition, and motivation tools. Also a new name idea. <em>220</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 22:31:24 EST JANUARY JUMPSTART FOOD JOURNAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45752656 Post here your meals your eating daily to give us some ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:46:13 EST JANUARY JUMPSTART CHALLENGE Week 1 Workout Log http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45752624 Post your workouts here for week 1 of the JANUARY JUMPSTART CHALLENGE so we can get ideas of other workouts we can do <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> Day 2 <BR> Day 3 <BR> Day 4 <BR> Day 5 <BR> Day 6 <BR> Day 7 Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:45:03 EST ~*~*~*OPTIONAL: LOSE 5LB IN JANUARY CHALLENGE~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x45752558 <em>236</em> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> The New Year is here!! What does that mean for you? Lose, gain, or maintain your weight?? <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this optional challenge post start weight Jan.1 - 7th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of January, your choice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> **This is a optional challenge and not required for Hold The Stuffing Challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> See you at the finish line ... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:41:21 EST JANUARY JUMPSTART CHALLENGE Week 1 Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45664684 <em>249</em> If you will be apart of Coach Nicole's Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge, sign up here. We will have daily chat, motivation, and exercise ideas for the challenge here also. <BR> <BR> Click here to join the Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=54344 </link> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 09:44:59 EST OPTIONAL: Christmas Week Challenge Dec 18th - 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45481514 <em>442</em> This is an optional challenge during the week of Christmas. You have two options to be apart of this challenge: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Pump up the cardio this week. Exercise 7 days straight for 10 or more minutes <BR> <BR> COPY AND PASTE <BR> <BR> 12/18 total mins: <BR> 12/19 total mins: <BR> 12/20 total mins: <BR> 12/21 total mins: <BR> 12/22 total mins: <BR> 12/23 total mins: <BR> 12/24 total mins (Christmas Eve): <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Total cardio fitness minutes for the wee... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:18:56 EST 31 Days to Healthier Holidays Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45318875 <em>446</em> 31 Days to Healthier Holidays Challenge <BR> <BR> Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle! <BR> <BR> Click here to get the printable calendar for this challenge <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=971 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> <BR> 1. Find a... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:40:25 EST ~*~*~*OPTIONAL: LOSE 5LB IN DECEMBER CHALLENGE~*~* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x45301289 <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>444</em> <BR> The holidays are here!! What does that mean for you? Lose, gain, or maintain your weight?? <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this optional challenge post start weight Dec.1 - 8th (choose 1 day). <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of December, your choice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> **This is a optional challenge and not required for Hold The Stuffing Challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> See you at the fi... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:36:23 EST Fun Burn Calories Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45271286 <em>9</em> Here's a fun challenge to help us burn calories even when we're not exercising. <BR> <BR> To participate in this challenge post fitness minutes and activities that are not apart of your normal exercise routines. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> Examples: <BR> <BR> Bathing dog (to look and smell pretty for guests!): 15 minutes = 56 calories <BR> <BR> Wrapping gifts or making crafts (hello party favors): 30 minutes = 48 <BR> <BR> Bagging grass & leaves: 30 minutes = 127 calories ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:28:35 EST OPTIONAL: Thanksgiving Week Challenge Nov 20 - 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x45088747 <em>427</em> This is an optional challenge during the week of Thanksgiving. You have two options to be apart of this challenge: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Pump up the cardio this week. Exercise 7 days straight for 10 or more minutes <BR> <BR> COPY AND PASTE <BR> <BR> 11/20 total mins: <BR> 11/21 total mins: <BR> 11/22 total mins: <BR> 11/23 total mins: <BR> 11/24 total mins (Thanksgiving Day): <BR> 11/25 total mins: <BR> 11/26 total mins: <BR> <BR> Total cardio fitness minutes for the week = <B... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 08:46:40 EST REQUIRED FINAL WEIGH-IN JAN 8-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x44998394 <em>228</em> Please post initial weight(start weight) one time only and keep track of it for mid-season (optional) and final weigh-in. <BR> <BR> <BR> No weekly weigh-ins should be posted here. There will be another thread created for the Mid season wiegh-ins (Dec.) and final weigh-ins (Jan). <BR> <BR> <BR> If you would like to be apart of optional weekly weigh-in please go here <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273<BR>x37291173 ... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:19:18 EST LAST DAY--OPTIONAL: LOSE 5LB IN NOVEMBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x44886620 <em>9</em> The holidays are on the way!! What does that mean for you? Lose, gain, or maintain your weight?? <BR> <BR> 1) If you would like to participate in this optional challenge post start weight this week. <BR> <BR> 2) Weigh-in weekly or the last week of November, your choice <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> **This is a optional challenge and not required for Hold The Stuffing Challenge which starts November 13th <BR> <BR> <BR> See you at the finish line <em>250</em> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 14:54:08 EST 5 Signs It's Time to Get Serious about Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x44881305 Here is a great article for today: <BR> <BR> 5 Signs It's Time to Get Serious about Weight Loss <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1439 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Come back here to discuss. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:14:00 EST CREATE A VISION CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x44881274 <em>202</em> Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Can you see yourself in 1, 2, or 3 years after reaching your goals? Have you created your goals? <BR> <BR> Here is a fun challenge to help you "see" the bigger picture. I've done some research on spark and found some great tools in the motivation section. Choose 1 of the 4 ideas and create 1 or more if you choose, then come back and share it with us or in a blog. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Write Your Vision Statement for Weight Loss <... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:12:03 EST MOTIVATING A TEAM MEMBER CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x44864915 Motivating Team Member Challenge <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This should be an easy and fun challenge. I know that times can be hard and life can get in the way, so I thought it would be a good idea to help keep each other motivated. <BR> <BR> To be apart of this challenge stop by 1 to 3 of your team member's sparkpage 1 to 3 times per week to motivate or encourage them. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> You can leave them a motivating message about anything (exercise, work, ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:20:30 EST UPDATE YOUR SPARKPAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x44864837 <em>250</em> It may have been awhile since you updated your sparkpage. Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> 1) Add a fall or Thanksgiving theme to your sparkpage for fun! <BR> <BR> 2) Change the colors and pictures on your page. <BR> <BR> 3) Add a new ticker to your page. Spark has upgraded their tickers and there are many new ones. Look at my ticker below it's a countdown ticker. <BR> <BR> 4) Update or change your Goals & Progress located on your home page: calories, fitness, or weight... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:15:40 EST Hold the Stuffing Information & Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x44864173 <em>235</em> <em>465</em> <em>229</em> <em>426</em> <em>199</em> <em>429</em> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hold the Stuffing challenges you to control the typical holiday weight gain. Our main goal is to stay conscious about our weight over the holidays. We don't ask that you avoid your favorite foods, drinks, etc. <BR> <BR> To participate, simply weigh in the week before Thanksgiving (November 11th-17th) and the week after New Year’s (January 8th-14th, ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:37:45 EST Motivation Corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x44351844 Come here when your having a bad day, week, month whatever and tell us about it Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:58:35 EST TRICK OR TREAT TROT 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x43847978 Come here and chat about your training process and your strategy for the Trick or Treat Trot. Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:01:17 EST HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE ROUND 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x43847962 Come here to chat about the Halloween challenge. What is your strategy or plan? Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:00:12 EST SMART SNACKING IDEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43812855 <em>474</em> Post here some snacking ideas that are healthy and convenient. <BR> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:39:53 EST MORE MATTERS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43809760 <em>488</em> This is where you will report your daily/weekly consumptions of fruits and vegetables for the More Matter Challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> RULES <BR> <BR> 1) Post your fruit and veggie intake daily or weekly by answering the questions on the weekly log below. <BR> <BR> 2) The goal is to have a total of 20 cups of fruit and veggies per week (2 cups of fruit a day and 2.5 cups of veggies a day) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> TOP 3 WINNERS WILL RECEIVE RANDOM PRIZES FROM... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:45:39 EST TRICK OR TREAT TROT VIRTUAL 5K CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43809543 <em>465</em> For those of you that would love another fitness challenge here it is!!! <BR> <BR> Rules for our team challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) Join 1 of the 5K Your Way Training Plans and complete it by October 30th: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/training<BR>-plans.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2) Come here to report your weekly training experience and post minutes of training <BR> <BR> <BR> COPY & PASTE WEEKLY LOG <BR> <BR> WEEK 1 TRAINING <BR> <BR> DAY 1: <BR> <BR> DAY 2: <BR> ... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:35:07 EST HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE: LOSE 10LBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43794521 <em>465</em> To all those interested in this challenge you can post your start weight now through sept. 3rd <BR> <BR> <BR> COPY & PASTE WEIGH-IN <BR> <BR> Start Weight (Aug 28th - Sept 3rd): <BR> <BR> Week 1: <BR> <BR> Week 2: <BR> <BR> Week 3: <BR> <BR> Week 4: <BR> <BR> Week 5: <BR> <BR> Week 6: <BR> <BR> Week 7: <BR> <BR> Week 8 (Oct. 23 -31st): <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For those of you that choose not to weigh yourself weekly copy and paste this format <BR> <BR> START WEIGHT (... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 13:48:40 EST linda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43765346 My mother has broken her right arm, nose and left foot while falling down our stairs this morning. She is right handed so it will be hard for her to keep up on spark like she usually has. Will be keeping you posted in her behalf until she is able to make a full recovery. She asks that you keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she continues to deal with these injuries and go on to have surgery. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Lauren Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:31:42 EST HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE: LOSE 10LBS (SIGN UP) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43705825 <em>431</em> <em>421</em> <em>275</em> <em>421</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a weight loss challenge. Starts September 1st. The challenge is to lose 10lbs by October 31st. If you would like to be apart of this challenge sign up here and do the following: <BR> <BR> 1) Post your start weight between August 28 - September 3rd. <BR> <BR> 2) You can choose to weigh-in weekly, track measurements weekly, or weigh-in monthly (first week of September and last week of October) <BR> <BR> 3) Post... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:42:25 EST TRICK OR TREAT TROT VIRTUAL 5K SIGN UP (Oct - Nov) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43689299 <em>465</em> For those of you that would love another fitness challenge here it is!!! <BR> <BR> Spark Trick or Treat Trot Virtual 5K will be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 5. Our team challenge will begin September 1st. <BR> <BR> Rules for our team challenge: <BR> <BR> 1) Join 1 of the 5K Your Way Training Plans and complete it by October 23rd: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/training<BR>-plans.asp </link> <BR> <BR> 2) Come here to report your weekly training experience and post minutes of t... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:19:36 EST Give A Halloween SparkGoodie Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43667035 <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Stop by a team member's page and give a Halloween theme sparkgoodie. If you don't celebrate Halloween give another fun sparkgoodie. Come here to tell us how many you've given. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:00:56 EST TEAM SOUTH BEACH MIAMI FITNESS MINUTES FINAL WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43661175 <em>244</em> Congratulations you have made it to the final week of our August 31 Days Of Fitness Challenge. How are you feeling? Have your clothes started fitting looser? Have you been able to get back in the swing of exercising? Have you been able to be more consistent? <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> FINAL Week ends Wednesday August 31st at 10:00 p.m. central time (NEW TIME) <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> ANNOUNCEMENT: <BR> <BR> You may post other activities that can be counted as fitness. For exa... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:10:39 EST TEAM PALM BEACH FITNESS MINUTES FINAL WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43661168 <em>244</em> Congratulations you have made it to the final week of our August 31 Days Of Fitness Challenge. How are you feeling? Have your clothes started fitting looser? Have you been able to get back in the swing of exercising? Have you been able to be more consistent? <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> FINAL Week ends Wednesday August 31st at 10:00 p.m. central time (NEW TIME) <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> ANNOUNCEMENT: <BR> <BR> You may post other activities that can be counted as fitness. For exa... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:10:04 EST MORE MATTERS CHALLENGE DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x43585082 <em>465</em> The first day of fall is September 23rd are you ready?? I'm ready for the windy evenings and cool mornings. <BR> <BR> Starting in September we will be focusing on eating healthier. Small changes adds up and can be rewarding. We will be focusing on our fruit and veggies. <em>265</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> TOP 3 WINNERS WILL RECEIVE RANDOM PRIZES FROM THE SPARK STORE. To be apart of this challenge sign up here. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>10</em> The recommendation for fruits and ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 09:41:10 EST WHAT IS YOUR HARDEST MEAL OF THE DAY??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43584233 <em>487</em> <em>490</em> Do you tend to skip breakfast, or eat the grease/sugary food for breakfast? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>489</em> <em>486</em> Are you a busy parent, student, or employee and eat Lunch on the go every week?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>262</em> <em>477</em> Are you tired in the evening and eat junk food or fast food for dinner?? <BR> <BR> <em>76</em> <em>495</em> Do you ever plan for healthy snacks or do you eat 1st thing in sight?? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These a... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 08:51:27 EST Team Palm Beach DISCUSSION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43543656 Folks on Palm Beach, I thought we needed a place where we can chat and discuss points and challenges and so on. :) <BR> <BR> The fitness minutes posting thread just gets lost in the points posting. So here's a place where we can chat and catch up and discuss the challenge and how we're doing against Team South Beach Miami (who it looks like we may have just beaten this week!). <BR> <BR> To start ... Ugh, I'll try this week, but bear in mind we're having record snow storming this week and t... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 01:17:39 EST TEAM PALM BEACH FITNESS MINUTES WEEK 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43539607 <em>215</em> Week 3 ends Sunday August 21 at 10:00 p.m. central time (NEW TIME) <BR> <BR> <BR> PLEASE POST MINUTES LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 1: Your total fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 2: Your total fitness minutes + Team's total fitness minutes = New Team's Total Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> IMPORTANT <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> 1) Please post your fitness minutes like the example above. Total all of your fitness minutes first (you can list your d... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:39:18 EST TEAM SOUTH BEACH MIAMI FITNESS MINUTES WEEK 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43539589 <em>215</em> Week 3 ends Sunday August 21 at 10:00 p.m. central time (NEW TIME) <BR> <BR> PLEASE POST MINUTES LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 1: Your total fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 2: Your total fitness minutes + Team's total fitness minutes = New Team's Total Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> IMPORTANT <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> 1) Please post your fitness minutes like the example above. Total all of your fitness minutes first (you can list your differe... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:38:42 EST STEP IT UP CHALLENGE (OPTIONAL) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43424860 Choose to do 1 or more of the following and come back to report which you did. Each is worth 5pts: <BR> <BR> 1) Give 1 Summer theme spark goodies to a team members 1 time a day <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> 2) Post a comment on at least 3 of your team member's pages or blogs <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> 3) Drink at least 6 cups of water daily <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> 4) Take your medication and/or vitamins daily <BR> <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> 5) Earn at least 25 sparkpoints daily <BR> <e... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 01:24:57 EST TEAM SOUTH BEACH MIAMI FITNESS MINUTES WEEK 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43424004 PLEASE POST MINUTES LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 1: Your total fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 2: Your total fitness minutes + Team's total fitness minutes = New Team's Total Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> IMPORTANT <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> 1) Please post your fitness minutes like the example above. Total all of your fitness minutes first (you can list your different activities and minutes individually, but be sure to post Your Total First) <BR> <BR> 2) D... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:56:40 EST TEAM PALM BEACH FITNESS MINUTES WEEK 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43423995 PLEASE POST MINUTES LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 1: Your total fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 2: Your total fitness minutes + Team's total fitness minutes = New Team's Total Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> IMPORTANT <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> 1) Please post your fitness minutes like the example above. Total all of your fitness minutes first (you can list your different activities and minutes individually, but be sure to post Your Total First) <BR> <BR> 2) D... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:55:50 EST Workout Music??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43308454 What is some good music to exercise to?? Mon, 1 Aug 2011 13:16:28 EST Ready to Go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x43308107 1) What's your name? Shunna <BR> <BR> 2) Where are you from? Louisiana, currently live in Alabama <BR> <BR> 3) Any children? No <BR> <BR> 4) How busy are you: work, school, family, travel, etc? My job takes most of my energy <BR> <BR> 5) How can we help you maintain your health during the holidays and during your busy schedule? Hold me accountable. <BR> <BR> 6) On a scale of 1-10 how determined are you to maintain or lose weight? 8 <BR> <BR> 7) Do you like to lose weight alone or with a... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 12:55:28 EST Optional Bonus Weekly Challenge for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43299305 Create a blog with your goals for what you hope to accomplish with the August 31 Days of Fitness Challenge and other goals you wish to accomplish this month. Mon, 1 Aug 2011 01:11:24 EST TEAM SOUTH BEACH MIAMI FITNESS MINUTES WEEK 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43293389 POST MINUTES LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 1: Your total fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 2: Your total fitness minutes + Team's total fitness minutes = New Team's Total Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> RULES <BR> <BR> 1) You can do any exercise you like, the way you like. Intensity, etc is not important. The only requirement for this challenge is to exercise 10min or more everyday in August <BR> <BR> 2) Fitness minutes can be posted everyday or at ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:38:18 EST TEAM PALM BEACH FITNESS MINUTES WEEK 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43293341 POST MINUTES LIKE THE EXAMPLE BELOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 1: Your total fitness minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> STEP 2: Your total fitness minutes + Team's total fitness minutes = New Team's Total Fitness Minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> RULES <BR> <BR> 1) You can do any exercise you like, the way you like. Intensity, etc is not important. The only requirement for this challenge is to exercise 10min or more everyday in August <BR> <BR> 2) Fitness minutes can be posted everyday or at ... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:35:13 EST *WOOHOOs & Reward System* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x43280259 <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Come here to celebrate milestones or weekly accomplishments!! If you've lost a couple pounds, increased exercise, stayed in calorie range, cleaned a closet you've been trying to clean for months, made good grades, got a promotion, etc. Anything that you feel deserves to be announced and celebrated this is the place to do it! Stop by tell us what you accomplished. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Reward System <em>8... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:31:53 EST NEED MOTIVATION TO KEEP GOING?? STOP HERE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x43280074 <em>244</em> You Can Do It!!! <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Keep Up The Good Work!!! <BR> <BR> <em>285</em> - Anything Is Possible!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you feel like you are at the verge of giving up stop here and share your feelings with us. When you want to celebrate stop here and share it with us, it may help to motivate one of us. <BR> <BR> <BR> Click here for some other ideas of how to stay motivated <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles_list.asp?... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 22:20:03 EST START WEIGHT FOR AUGUST 31 DAYS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43261101 <em>87</em> Please post your start weight here for the August 31 Day of Fitness Challenge and choose a day to post weekly weigh-in here <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273<BR>x37291173 </link> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 16:26:58 EST Discussion & Questions about the August Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43237531 Come here to discuss anything about the August 31 Days of Fitness Challenge. Also post any questions you have here. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:13:10 EST WINNING TEAM FOR WEEK 3 POSTED EVERY MONDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43228582 <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is where I will be posting the team and team player with the most fitness minutes of the week. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:56:48 EST PALM BEACH TEAM SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43228540 <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> This is the Palm Beach Miami team for the 31 days of fitness challenge. <BR> <BR> Come here to sign up and be on this team (you can only be on one team). <BR> <BR> On August 1st come here to post your fitness minutes for the day or post them at the end of the week (add up each day and post once a week) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> This team is competing with the Miami B... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:54:39 EST SOUTH BEACH MIAMI TEAM SIGN UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x43228481 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> This is the South Beach Miami team for the 31 days of fitness challenge. <BR> <BR> Come here to sign up and be on this team (you can only be on one team). <BR> <BR> On August 1st come here to post your fitness minutes for the day or post them at the end of the week (add up each day and post once a week) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> This team is competing with the Palms ... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:50:46 EST EXERCISE IDEAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x43218520 Come here and discuss the challenge and give ideas, articles, etc of ways we can get through the 31 days of fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Also post questions and comments <em>104</em> <em>185</em> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:52:32 EST IMPORTANT TEAM INFORMATION & QUESTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x43200090 <em>306</em> <em>321</em> <em>306</em> <em>216</em> <em>306</em> <em>321</em> <em>306</em> <em>216</em> <BR> <BR> This is the sign up board for the 31 days of fitness challenge. The challenge will be for 31 days straight. Do you have what it takes? Sure you do!! You can exercise 10 or more minutes per day for 31 days. <BR> <BR> Can you imagine the rewards that will come along with it? Smaller waist, toned legs, toned arms, six pack maybe! <em>84</em> <BR> <BR> Sign up here to le... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:49:46 EST BONUS W-E-E-K-L-Y CHALLENGE (Optional) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x42949316 <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Let's get our team back up and running!!! A <em>216</em> may help, a <em>108</em> may help, or something simple like a laugh!! <BR> <BR> Each day of the week do one of the following and share it with us: <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Motivating Mondays: stop by a team member's sparkpage and leave them a motivational comment on their page or blog or leave them a motivational sparkgoodie <BR> <BR> <em>259</em> Turn up the heat Tuesdays: Th... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:33:32 EST 31 Days to Less Stress Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x42743762 <em>334</em> 31 Days to Less Stress <BR> <BR> Click here to get the 31 day calendar <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-07.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stress has been so ingrained in our days and in <BR> our culture that you probably don’t even <BR> recognize it any more. But summer is the <BR> perfect time to relax, slow down, and just enjoy <BR> the weather.What better time than July to use <BR> these lazy days to relieve any stress you've ... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 09:12:18 EST What are your September GOALS???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x42613728 Share with us your fall goals <em>465</em> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 10:50:03 EST *Fit For Fall Challenge News Room* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x42421143 <em>215</em> Come here and post new or old features on spark that you think are great helpers Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:01:56 EST Vacation, Road Trips, Camping, etc-- Advice Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x42331081 <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>340</em> <em>432</em> <em>47</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> If you've been on vacation, where did you go, and what are some healthy tips you can give for travelers? <BR> <BR> If your going on vacation and need advice about what to do to stay healthy while your gone, post your questions here? <BR> <BR> What are some ways to stay healthy while on vacation? How can we fit in exercise? What are some healthy meals, healthy websites for meals/restaurants, and how... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 12:04:57 EST 30 Days to an Active Lifestyle Challenge 6/1-30/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x42167421 <em>182</em> 30 Days to an Active Lifestyle Challenge <BR> <BR> Click here to get the 30 day calendar <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-06.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many of the health and weight problems that <BR> people face today are related to a lack of <BR> physical activity. Although we're "on the run" <BR> during the day, we're sedentary as we drive, <BR> work, watch TV and use the computer. On top <BR> of that, modern technology gives us timesavi... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 11:09:14 EST **Calorie Range Challenge*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x42163776 <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>301</em> <em>274</em> <em>267</em> <em>271</em> <em>490</em> <em>487</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Having trouble staying within your calorie range? Need some motivation to help you maintain your eating habits? This challenge can help you monitor what your eating and keep track of your calories. <BR> <BR> Come here and post your calorie range and your daily intake. To locate your calorie rang go to the sparkpeople's home page and locate "my Goals & Progress", th... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:46:35 EST July Bugs Aerobics Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x42163615 <em>57</em> <em>312</em> <em>309</em> <em>237</em> <em>294</em> <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> Boost your fitness level or just getting back in the groove? This challenge is for you! Make it fun, but challenging. The challenge is to get 15 - 30 min of aerobics exercise 3 to 5 times per week. <BR> <BR> Team goal is 1500 minutes by the end of June. <BR> <BR> Come here and post your minutes and add it to the team total. <BR> <BR> Post Example: <BR> <BR> Your total aerobics minutes + Team's ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:38:48 EST July Strength Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x42163280 <em>34</em> <em>23</em> <em>317</em> <em>320</em> <em>416</em> <BR> <BR> This challenge is to help encourage you to add strength training to your exercise routine. The challenge is to get 15 - 30 min of strength training 3 times per week. <BR> <BR> Team goal is 650 minutes by the end of June. <BR> <BR> Come here and post your minutes for strength training and add it to the team total. <BR> <BR> Post Example: <BR> <BR> Date: Your total strength training minutes + Team's total stre... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:24:56 EST JULY walking challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x42144775 <em>295</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Are you an experienced walkers? Trying to get back in the groove of exercising? Or do you walk around the house alot?? <BR> <BR> This is a fun challenge as a team. Together we can add our steps or minutes walked as a team. <BR> <BR> Post example: <BR> <BR> Date: Your total minutes walked + Team total minutes Walked = Total Minutes Walked <BR> <BR> Or <BR> <BR> Date: You total steps + Team total steps = Total Steps <BR> <BR> <BR> Our team goal for... Tue, 31 May 2011 12:16:19 EST Weekly Challenge! End June STRONG 6/23-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x42144236 <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> This week challenge will be to increase fruit and veggie intake: <BR> <BR> If your eating none currently start by eating one fruit or veggie of your choice daily. <BR> <BR> If your eating one increase to two a day. <BR> <BR> If your eating two increase to three a day. <BR> <BR> However many veggies/fruit you eat daily increase them by one. If your curre... Tue, 31 May 2011 11:52:12 EST FUN: Create your own challenge for July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x42143519 <em>298</em> Summer, Summer, Summer time is approaching us fast!! <BR> <BR> Come here to let us know what challenge you've created for yourself this month. Someone may want to join or help you along the way. <BR> <BR> Keep it fun, positive, and motivating. This is a fun, new, and different approach. I hope it help get some of us back in the groove <em>334</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 11:18:53 EST --- NEW: Countdown to Summer Challenge ---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x41713267 It’s that time of year again! Memorial Day — the official start of the season of sun, surf and swimsuits — is around the corner. Take part in our four-week challenge and face summer in confidence and style! <BR> <BR> Maybe you’re doing great on plan and are looking forward to showing off a trimmed-down figure. Or maybe your motivation has been waning lately, and the thought of baring it all on the beach makes you want to grab a sweater and hide in an air-conditioned room. Either way, the Cou... Mon, 9 May 2011 09:51:53 EST *~NEW:4 wk Spring into Shape Bootcamp Challenge ~* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x41477366 <em>67</em> <em>344</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>344</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> It's time to get ready to get back in high gear with the new 4 Weeks to a Bathing Suit Body Challenge! <BR> <BR> This challenge was created by spark, but it will be fun and challenging for our team to unite and do it together? <BR> <BR> Come here to sign up for it. You can start the challenge anytime you like, but the team's challenge starts May 1st. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Participate May 1-28 and ... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:40:45 EST Planting my garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x41462906 I decided that since this was the first rain-free day in about 7 days, I would plant my spring veggies. I put in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage plants, and lettuce seeds. The other day I also planted some asparagus and red onions. Hopefully it's going to warm up soon and stop raining so much, so I can plant my tomatoes and cucumbers, corn, watermelon and cantaloupe. We'll have to see how it goes from here. Right now it's raining again. So praying for some dryness! <em>54</em> <em>257</e... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:45:38 EST I fell off the wagon for a few weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x40909011 My dad was hospitalized for what turned out to be a gangrenous gall bladder. At 85, his heart didn't handle the anesthesia well (it was a 5 hour surgery). He was int he hospital for 3 and a half weeks, then in a nursing home for therapy for a week. Now he is home and doing great. <BR> The problem is...I went from doing great with my eating and exercising 2 - 3 times a day, to exercising once a day if I was lucky and eating junk on the way to or from the hospital. <BR> I had a goal when I sta... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:58:10 EST HELLO FROM NEWTON KANSAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x40693387 HELLO TEAM MY NAME IS LYNNE2012 I HAVE RE-JOINED SPARKPEOPLE AGAIN Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:55:38 EST ~~NEW Easter theme Sparkpage Contest~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x40677640 <em>452</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <BR> <BR> Hey Spring Lovers <BR> <BR> It's time to get into high gear and prepare for the nice warm days, blooming trees and flowers, gardening, etc. So what an easy way to start by decorating our sparkpage with easter colors, easter eggs, chocolate candies, spring flowers, etc??? <BR> <BR> Who will have the best sparkpage?? There are no rules just decorate your page. <BR> <BR> This contest will end April 24th. We will choose 3 winners. <BR> <BR... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 15:12:09 EST UPDATED 7/26/11: Current Challenges (Links) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40424842 <em>8</em> Current Challenges and Links: <BR> <BR> ~*~AUGUST 31 DAYS OF FITNESS CHALLENGE SIGN UP~*~ <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x432<BR>00090 </link> <BR> <BR> JULY walking challenge <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273<BR>x42144775 </link> <BR> <BR> July Strength Exercise Challenge <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:26:43 EST Testing Your Knowledge Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40424775 <em>38</em> Now you can earn up to 50 extra spark points a day by testing your knowledge on nutrition, quizzes, health, and to learn more about yourself! <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> <BR> -Go here to take fun quizzes <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes<BR>.asp </link> <BR> <BR> -Come here to post your weekly total of quizzes by Saturday night at 10pm <BR> <BR> It can be something like this <BR> <BR> Sunday points <BR> Monday points <BR> Tue <BR> Wed <BR> Thur <BR> Fri <BR... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:22:40 EST Lower your BMI Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40424553 <em>7</em> Instead of making a goal to lose a certain amount of pounds, how about setting a goal to lower you BMI?? <BR> <BR> Body Mass Index (BMI) <BR> <BR> BMI is a quick and easy way to determine if your weight is appropriate for your height. It can give you an idea of where you are so that you know where you need to go! <BR> <BR> A Normal BMI is between 18.5-24.9. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> RULES: <BR> <BR> -To be apart of this challenge go here to find out your BMI, then come back t... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:11:44 EST POST Start Weight HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40244279 <em>87</em> Please post your start weight for the challenge and choose a day to post weekly weigh-in here <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273<BR>x37291173 </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 00:32:08 EST Questions for Spring into Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40244086 <em>125</em> Have a question about weigh-in, challenges, or anything general post it here. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Team Leaders <em>220</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 00:20:26 EST "Daily Quotes" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x40227901 <em>3</em> Come here for daily inspiration. It's fine to add a quote here if one has not been added for the day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:15:43 EST *WOOHOOs & The Reward System* http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x40227149 <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Come here to celebrate milestones or weekly accomplishments!! If you've lost a couple pounds, increased exercise, stayed in calorie range, cleaned a closet you've been trying to clean for months, made good grades, got a promotion, etc. Anything that you feel deserves to be announced and celebrated this is the place to do it! Stop by tell us what you accomplished. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Reward System <em>8... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:46:40 EST $$$ Team Savings Account $$$ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x40164647 Make a deposit into our team's saving account by dropping off some pounds!! Our savings account <em>440</em> will help us buy new fitness equipment <em>316</em> , exercise clothing <em>331</em> , take our team out to lunch <em>140</em> (the healthy foods only), ect. <BR> <BR> So when you've had some weightloss stop by and drop those pounds off here to turn them into ca$h. <BR> <BR> Add your pounds loss to the teams pounds. <BR> <BR> <BR> For example <BR> <BR> <BR> 2/26/2011 Spark_Coa... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:59:52 EST ~Walkers and Runners Club ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x40148233 Are you a walker or a runner? Spark people have a varitey of resources for you: <BR> <BR> <BR> Walking Guide <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/sparkwa<BR>lking.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Running Center <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/running<BR>-center.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Come here to chat about anything that deals with walking or running? Are you training for a 5K? Are you trying to reach 10,000 steps? What types of treasures you've found on you... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:09:29 EST About Fit for Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x40148029 <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome new members and returning members. Fit for Fall Challenge is created to help you maintain or lose weight for the fall season. We currently have new challenges starting in September. <BR> <BR> Our current challenge are: <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> MORE MATTERS CHALLENGE --Nutrition <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273<BR>x43809760 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE --Weight Loss <BR> ... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:58:11 EST Challenge 2: Count On Your Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40141420 <em>129</em> Challenge 2: Count On Y <em>26</em> ur Heart, March Health Madness Challenge <BR> <BR> This challenge is to help you build hearth healthy habits.To participate in this challenge you will be required to accomplish at least 23 of the 31daily challenges. You may need to go grocery shopping before the challenge starts or prepare a checklist of things you already have. To get the print out for the challenge go here <BR> <BR> Daily task are located on page 2 <BR> <link>healthplus.... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:27:17 EST Motivating Team Member Challenge (Ongoing) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40141385 Motivating Team Member Challenge <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This should be an easy and fun challenge. I know that times can be hard and life can get in the way, so I thought it would be a good idea to help keep each other motivated. <BR> <BR> To be apart of this challenge stop by one, two, or three of your team member's sparkpage 1 to 3 times per week to motivate or encourage them. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> You can leave them a motivating message about anything (exercise, work, fam... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:25:41 EST Challenge 1: 31 Days to a Healthier Diet Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x40141259 <em>341</em> Challenge 1: 31 Days to a Healthier Diet Challenge <BR> <BR> This challenge is to help you build healthy eating habits. To participate in this challenge you will try to accomplish each goal daily for 31 days. You may need to go grocery shopping before the challenge starts or prepare a checklist of things you already have. To get the print out for the challenge go here <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calenda<BR>r_2007-03.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> RULES: <B... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:20:17 EST **NEW: May Step it up challenge*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x40115175 STEP IT UP Challenge instruction are posted above on 4/3/11 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 09:59:38 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x40021429 Hey everybody; I'm going to be a team leader here and help get us up and running for spring, so I thought I'd introduce myself! I find that helping people stay motivated helps me with my own fitness and weight loss goals, so I think this will be great for everyone. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople to lose weight and reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Other than losing weight, I want to enjoy exercise, increase my endurance for everyday activities, and boost my self-confidence. I believ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 08:49:32 EST ~*~*~ Spring into Spring Challenges Sign-up ~*~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x39981537 <em>125</em> <em>451</em> <em>125</em> <em>451</em> <em>125</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please post here the challenge or challenges you will be apart of. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Spring is almost here are you ready?? Starting March we will be changing up the team and adding fun motivating challenges. <BR> <BR> <BR> We've designed this message board to allow you to get a "head start" on the challenge of your choice. You may need to buy or collect certain items and/or food to be ... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:58:22 EST >>> New Picture and Name Change Challenge <<< http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x39980187 <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Yaay! It's almost time for spring and that means it's time for a "new team theme"! <BR> <BR> <BR> This should be a fun challenge. We want you, our chocolate lovers, to help us redesign our team! You can do one or both challenges. <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge 1: Post a new picture to be our main team picture. We are looking for a "spring theme" or "easter theme" picture. Many websites offer great pictures and so... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:03:19 EST ****New Features on Spark-Meal Planners/ Runners** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39945658 <em>321</em> Please click the link below to see all the new feature for Runners/ Walkers and for the Mix & Match Meal Plannerpost any comments here. <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Runners/Walkers <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006998 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mix & Match Meal Planner <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mix-and<BR>-match-meal-planner.asp </link> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:36:40 EST I learned _________ during Heart Health Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39687206 <em>252</em> Post here things you have learned during National Heart Health Month (Good or Bad). <em>252</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:41:42 EST Final Weigh-in for the Valentines Week Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x39679962 <em>26</em> <em>255</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <em>255</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This challenge is the Valentines Week Challenge. The purpose of this challenge is to monitor your weight the week before and after Valentines day. We want to make sure we don't gain any weight the week of Valentines with all those treats and delicious romantic foods your about to receive! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> How it works: <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:34:30 EST This Week's Article: 12 Heart-Smart Tips... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x39655140 <em>26</em> In celebration of National Heart Health Month I will be adding links to an article about Heart Health often. <em>26</em> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 08:38:26 EST Easter Theme Suggestions?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x39600921 Is there anything you would like to see added to the team? Please post here. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Team Leaders Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:19:15 EST I did ____ today to relieve some stress. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x39576217 What did you do to relieve some stress today?? Let us know also let's have fun while we work on having less stress for our heart health. You can do one or more of these: <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Name 1 stress reliever. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Name something that makes you smile <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Name something that relax you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I will start by posting 1 stress reliever : <BR> <BR> Taking a walk relieves stress <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Also ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:08:20 EST 3 Word Love Story!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x39575882 <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Here is a fun game with a Valentines theme. Create a Love story with 3 words only! This is an on going story, each post adds 3 words to continue the story (no more than three words). Try not to post two times in a row. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> The last person that post to this on February 28th will WIN!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I will begin the story.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Once upon a Mon, 31 Jan 2011 10:56:43 EST Making it a family affair. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x39472432 Anyone who has been on this journey for awhile knows in order to succeed support is key. My question is, how do you make it a family affair? What I mean is this; When I first began my journey I told my family about what I intended to do and why but I failed to ask them to be a part of my healthy lifestyle change..instead I attempted to force it on them. That didn't go over so well. <BR> One day though I decided to ask them to be a part of it. Twice a week my husband and I go to the gym toget... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:33:12 EST Why Do We Continue To Make Poor Choices? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x39410266 My topic for team discussion is to ask why do we (I) continue to make poor choices? I know I need to lose weight. I want to lose weight. But, still when it comes to choosing a healthy option over a fattening, calorie laiden, fat soaked option I usually will go for the fattening one! Why? I know my health risks, I read the articles on SP, I can't think of any hidden rewards in remaining fat and still..... How do we change this? Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:36:48 EST Mental Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18220x46273x39404342 How do you overcome the mental plateau? I have been doing this for over a year, and I am nearing my goal. I was a little closer last summer. I have slipped back some, because it was hard to keep focused mentally. I started exercising more and am on the way back, but entering food everyday is a chore. Sometimes I do it sometimes I don't. I sort of in a holding pattern right now. I gain a few. then I lose a few. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:58:16 EST Relationship Status: What's yours?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x39262822 <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> Single? <BR> In a relationship? <BR> Married? <BR> Divorced? <BR> Widowed? <BR> <BR> Let us now your status and how long it's been, etc. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:44:34 EST What are your plans for Valentines Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39256460 <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have any plans for Valentines Day. Whether your single, dating, or married Valentines Day can be filled with eating and adventures.Come here and tell us about any surprises your giving or hoping for, trips, vacations, parties, cards/candies, dinner preparations, or dining out places you want to go to. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:56:13 EST VOTE FOR THE SPOTLIGHT TEAM MEMBER OF THE WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x39226250 <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is where the weekly member will be posted. Stop by to check out their page when you get a chance to congratulate them. <BR> <BR> <BR> HALL OF FAME OF PREVIOUS SPOTLIGHT MEMBERS <BR> <BR> DOPKIGIRL <BR> LINDA <BR> RSSSLHB <BR> TEASIR57 <BR> TUBLADY <BR> JAXMOMMY <BR> DHARMABUM1102 <BR> MEYLOSE <BR> NIKKIKERN12 <BR> GJSISSON <BR> John <BR> NPA4L... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:30:41 EST Valentines Ideas: Gift or Date??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x39225980 <em>26</em> <em>494</em> <em>26</em> <em>494</em> <em>26</em> <em>494</em> <em>26</em> <em>494</em> <BR> <BR> Here is where we will post weekly related Valentines day questions. If you have a questions or ideas that you would like to be answered send me a spark mail and I will post it here for 1 week. <BR> <BR> Best answer will be rewarded <em>144</em> Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:23:50 EST ***New: Final Weekly Challenge *** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39225759 <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <em>306</em> <em>277</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> This week challenge will be to increase fruit and veggie intake: <BR> <BR> If your eating none currently start by eating one fruit or veggie of your choice daily. <BR> <BR> If your eating one increase to two a day. <BR> <BR> If your eating two increase to three a day. <BR> <BR> However many veggies/fruit you eat daily increase them by one. If your curre... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:18:03 EST About Hold the Chocolate and Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39224026 <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Starting February 1, 2012 <BR> <BR> Hold the Chocolate Challenge is here to help shed pounds or maintain weight before, during, and after Valentines Day! <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day is mostly celebrated with chocolates and eating out. Our main goal is to stay conscious about our weight. We don't ask that you avoid your favorite food, drinks, etc we just ask that you stay conscious so that you don't gain weight! ... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:28:52 EST Final Weigh-in for "Hold the Chocolate" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39224011 <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Hold the Chocolate Challenge is here to help shed pounds or maintain weight before, during, and after Valentines Day! <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day is mostly celebrated with chocolates, candy, restaurants, or cooked dinner. Our main goal is to stay conscious about our weight. We don't ask that you avoid your favorite food, drinks, etc we just ask that you stay conscious so that you don't gain weight! <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:28:23 EST Need ideas to revamp our team???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x39073569 Hello everyone I hope you enjoyed your New Years!! I need ideas to get our team rolling after Hold the Stuffing is over. Any ideas??? <BR> <BR> Any College students here? <BR> Full time employees? <BR> Stay at home moms? <BR> Fathers? <BR> Etc.?? <BR> <BR> Anything is welcome for ideas here. <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:35:23 EST New Years Resolutions???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x38716248 <em>409</em> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any New Years Resolutions or plans? Post them here. <BR> <BR> Also there is a New Years Resolutions Forum on SP <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=3&imparent=22168104 </link> <BR> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:37:20 EST FINAL WEIGH IN FOR HOLD THE STUFFING (REQUIRED) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38694009 Please don't post here until January 9th. Only post final weight one time only. Thanks. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well our challenge is coming to an end very soon. I hope that you were successful in what ever way you decided to be, whether it was to maintain your weight or lose weight. I'm glade that we could help you in some way. This was the 1st time I've ever watched my weigh over the holidays and I enjoyed myself. Any who the following dates are the days to post final weight. Good luck! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 10:56:46 EST Christmas Week Challenge (Optional) Start Dec.19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38469277 <em>445</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> This is the place for the Christmas week challenge: <BR> <BR> Starts Sunday 12/19. The goal is to not gain any weight during the week of Christmas! Weight yourself the week of Christmas and the week after Christmas. <BR> <BR> Post your: <BR> <BR> Before Christmas weight (Dec. 19th - Dec. 25th) <BR> After Christmas weight (Dec. 26th - Jan. 1st) <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> REMEMBER:... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 09:58:26 EST 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x38226084 <em>446</em> Gathering with close <BR> friends and family <BR> members during the <BR> holidays creates lasting joy <BR> and memories. But with so <BR> many parties, celebrations and <BR> errands to run, it can be hard to keep <BR> up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 <BR> daily tips that will help you make healthy <BR> choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyday I will post a tip. If you would like a print out go here <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mo... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 12:57:43 EST Fun Run's, Walks and Trots Thanksgiving and beyond http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38106988 If have joined this team like me you want to maintain and not gain through the holidaze. So tommorrow my Wife and I are running in Detroit's 5K Turkey Trot. How about everyone else? Organized event or stroll after dinner it all helps battle the pumpkin pie. What are your plans for the next week or month? Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:57:05 EST HOMEWORK TONIGHT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38088427 Watch the Biggest Loser show for motivation and helpful tips tonight 8/7c NBC <BR> <BR> Website: <BR> <link>www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/ </link> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:53:05 EST Great Blog....please read!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38088073 Here is a link to a fellow Spark Members blog about <BR> Transforming our thoughts. It was very beneficial and I thought you would all enjoy it as well, especially leading into the holiday months. Enjoy! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801586 </link> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:31:15 EST help me please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x38067245 Hi to everyone on the team. I'm in need of some help and I know Spark people tend to have the best ideas. <BR> <BR> I need some ideas on how to make working out fun. If it's not fun, I won't do it. I'm bored with the weight lifting routine and treadmill. I live in Wisconsin, so I have access to finding classes. It can be difficult to do outdoor activities right now because, while there's no snow yet, it's also very cold and wet out. <BR> <BR> I have a Yoga and Pilates DVD and they ar... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:49:14 EST After Thanksgiving Confession???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38065939 <BR> Come here after Thanksgiving to share your stories with us. <BR> <BR> Let us know did you accomplish your goals? Did you exercise? Did you over eat? Did you enjoy yourself? How was your trip? What could you have done different to accomplish your goals on Thanksgiving. Did you have a healthy recipe with you if you went to someone else dinner? <BR> <BR> Share with us whatever you choose. But the most important thing is to tell us how healthy conscious you were on that day. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:48:17 EST After Thanksgiving Confessions!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x38057279 Come here after Thanksgiving to share your stories with us. <BR> <BR> Let us know did you accomplish your goals? Did you exercise? Did you over eat? Did you enjoy yourself? How was your trip? What could you have done different to accomplish your goals on Thanksgiving. Did you have a healthy recipe with you if you went to someone else dinner? <BR> <BR> Share with us whatever you choose. But the most important thing is to tell us how healthy conscious you were on that day. Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:21:36 EST When you want something http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x38001403 When you want a snack that is salty and crunchy, but you don't want to eat potato chips. <BR> <BR> I choose Triscuit Thin Crisps, they are light and airy. And satisfy my need for something crunchy. <BR> <BR> (I am not against potato chips in moderation, but will reach for these more often) Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:14:50 EST Master Birthday List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37960749 I have created a master birthday list, starting today, 11/16. If I miss anyone, please let me know! <BR> <BR> November <BR> 16th- <BR> 17th- <BR> 18th- <BR> 19th- <BR> 20th- <BR> 21st- <BR> 22nd- <BR> 23rd- <BR> 24th- Holistic5 <BR> 25th- <BR> 26th- <BR> 27th <BR> 28th <BR> 30th- Fireflybride <BR> <BR> December <BR> 1st- KNITNYAK <BR> 2nd- 4DJSHEART49 <BR> 3rd- Debbieacac <BR> 4th- MTully <BR> 5th- Bigguy76 <BR> 6th- <BR> 7th- <BR> 8th- <BR> 9th- <BR> 10th- Sexyslim78 <BR> 11th- <BR> 12th-... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 10:30:02 EST Traveling for Thanksgiving? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37948376 We're going to Cape Cod. I'm excited! It's been too, too many years since I was there. I'm planning to eat. . . but cutting down from now until then. <BR> <BR> Anyone else traveling? Got any strategies? Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:48:35 EST never mind thanksgiving, hallowe'en was a disaster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x37847731 between staying in a hotel, eating at my sister's (can she not cook *anything* without smothering it in gravy, sauce, dressing, dip, butter, or deep-fried batter!?), eating at indian and chinese buffets (although i did pick and choose carefully and avoided the bad stuff, the problem was picking and choosing a little too often!), and finally caving in and ordering a pizza. <BR> <BR> the pizza was a lesson learned: TOTAL waste of money - did not taste *anywhere near* as good as i remembered... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:48:27 EST Techniques for Valentines?? What will you do?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x37831208 Hey everyone let's chat of some technique we will use on, before, or after Valentines Day? Are you cooking or eating at someone else home? If your cooking or eating at someone elso house, what will you do to maintain your goals? What will you do to prevent overeating, starving, etc. <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 14:29:56 EST When is your birthday??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37828210 Do you have a birthday coming up over the holidays in Nov, Dec, or Jan? If so post them here so we can give you a birthday shout out! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>76</em> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 11:56:29 EST Optional Mid-Season Weigh-ins Dec. 17th - Dec.23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37805692 <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <BR> Post initial weight(start weight) one time only <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone I hope your as excited as I'am to begin the challenge. Choose one date to post your start weight and/or measurements for the challenge. <BR> <BR> You are to post your start weight in this thread one time only. No weekly weigh-ins should be posted h... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 11:31:33 EST Workout Music - what's yours?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37713399 I have an MP3 playlist for workouts that I'm constantly adding to. I like to load on a ton and set it on random so I don't get bored with what I'm hearing. <BR> <BR> The thing is, I'm always looking for new music to rock out workouts to. I have an MP3 player (Sony Walkman, 2g) and a Napster-to-go subscription at my disposal. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> Here are some artists (I won't list the songs, there are too many!) that I have on my current playlist: <BR> <BR> Britney Spears <BR> Rihann... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 15:54:49 EST ROLL CALL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37651992 Come here for daily chat post about whatever is on your mind and any help you need. <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:01:51 EST Poll: Halloween Candy Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37613269 Thanks for posting the Halloween Candy guide. NOT! <BR> <BR> That's really supposed to be *helpful*?! How about we just burn it? <BR> <BR> The most dangerous thing I could do is have a single halloween treat - because I know that I will repeat the same reasoning to have another. (Repeat until sick.) <BR> <BR> Best thing is to avoid all candy during the Halloween season. It's just too easy to slide down the path to catastrophe. <BR> <BR> Can we do a quick poll - how many people know th... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:39:53 EST Optional: Halloween Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37433710 Alot of people are saying Halloween is going to be a struggle for them and they've also been asking me about a challenges! <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> NEW TEAM MEMBERS: You are welcome to join just post your weight before Halloween. <BR> <BR> Here is a quick challenge for us before the main challenge, "Hold the Stuffing", begins: <BR> <BR> If your brave enough weigh your self before Halloween and after Halloween to see if you gained any weight. <BR> <BR> <em>3</em> Weight yourself a week apart... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:16:18 EST Thanksgiving Day Talk!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37381234 Post Here healthy holiday favorite recipe ideas and any healthy recipe request. Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:21:30 EST Halloween Survival Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37380358 Surviving Halloween Forum: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=21511847 </link> <BR> <BR> 11 Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories: SparkPeople SlideShow <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh<BR>ow.asp?show=19 </link> <BR> <BR> Tricks for Healthier Halloween Treats <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=tri<BR>cks_for_healthier_halloween_treats </link> <BR> <BR> 10 Tricks to Avoid the Halloween Treats <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 09:41:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x37328630 Just saying a quick hi. Joined in the hopes I make it through this holiday season without undoing myself completely <em>429</em> <em>446</em> <em>423</em> Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:16:26 EST BUSY??? Stop here for ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37291409 <em>3</em> Here is where we will be posting convenient ideas for us busy students, parents, and everyone in general. Our main goal here is to help you plan ahead of time and make time to stay healthy. <BR> <BR> 1)On the run and would like to post your fitness minutes or track your food and water intake on sparkpeople no problem if there's no computer around. Did you know that you can use your cell phone (iphone, blackberry, and android)?? <BR> <BR> Go here to find out how: <BR> <link>www... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:46:27 EST Weekly Weigh-ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x37291173 <em>26</em> Come here to weigh-in and or chart your measurements weekly. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:30:20 EST Holiday Survival Kit (Instant feedback) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x37291011 Christmas Survival Guide <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=337 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Holiday Game Plan (SP Message Board) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=7&imparent=26054924 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What fitness tools are on your holiday wish list? (SP Message Board) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=26047882 </link> <BR> <BR> Healthy treats for the holidays (SP Messag... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:21:44 EST Thanksgiving Survival Guide with Instant feedback http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16947x46273x37291010 Thanksgiving Countdown <BR> <link>www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/inde<BR>x_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=97241 </link> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet <BR> <link>www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/inde<BR>x_art.aspx?art_id=44041&tabnum=1&sc=43<BR>71&subnav=Cheat+Sheet+ </link> <BR> <BR> Off to Survive Thanksgiving! <BR> <link>www.weightwatchers.com/util/art/inde<BR>x_art.aspx?tabnum=1&art_id=103771 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Recipe Request FORUM (Instant feedback) <BR> <link>www.spark... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:21:32 EST PANIC BUTTON and HOLIDAY STRESS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16948x46273x37290969 Here is the panic button forum where you can get immediate attention and help. If your having a tough time and need some one to talk to go here now: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageb<BR>oard_topics.asp?imboard=32 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also come here and discuss stress during the holidays. Alot of people are worried they wont have enough money for bills, christmas, etc. So just come here to give some suggestions or help to those struggling. Its a tough time for ... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:19:14 EST Spring In2 Shape Sparkbuddy System http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x37289189 <em>220</em> <em>342</em> <em>220</em> <em>342</em> <em>220</em> <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> Sometimes having a buddy is essential to our motivation, determination, and willpower for accomplishing any goals we have in life. <BR> <BR> Come here To find your buddy <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) What's your spark name? <BR> <BR> 2) What would you like your buddy to call you? <BR> <BR> 3) Why do you need a buddy <BR> <BR> 4) How can you help your buddy <BR> <BR> 5) How will you keep in touch with yo... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:44:06 EST New Member Questionnaire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x46273x37289090 <em>215</em> Questionnaire Update <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi new member thanks for joining Please post a introduction or answer the following questions: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) What's your name? <BR> <BR> 2) Where are you from? <BR> <BR> 3) Any children? <BR> <BR> 4) How busy are you: work, school, family, travel, etc? <BR> <BR> 5) How can we help you maintain your health during your busy schedule? <BR> <BR> 6) On a scale of 1-10 how determined are you to maintain or lose weight ? <BR> <BR> 7)... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:38:33 EST Sign up for Hold the Stuffing Challenge Here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37288817 Here is where you come to say you would like to be apart of the challenge. <BR> <BR> Then there will be another section to post weight the week of weigh-in and or measurement (November 14th-20th) <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:23:47 EST Questions About Hold the Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37288776 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Hey got a question about the challenge post them here. Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:21:45 EST Hold the Stuffing Information and Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x46273x37288694 <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hold the Stuffing challenges you to control the typical holiday weight gain. Our main goal is to stay conscious about our weight over the holidays. We don't ask that you avoid your favorite food, drinks, etc we just ask that you stay conscious so that you don't gain weight! <BR> <BR> To participate, simply weigh in the week before Thanksgiving (November 14th-20th) and the week after New Yea... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:18:33 EST