SparkPeople Sparkies Down Under Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4672 For Sparkpeople who live in Australia or just love it! SparkPeople Sparkies Down Under Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=4672 Minimum 10 minutes of exercise per day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x59420794 Our easy challenge for this week is to exercise for a minimum of 10 minutes per day. The challenge runs from Sunday 12th October until Saturday 18th October. When you have completed the challenge just come back and post the <em>248</em> emoticon. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 20:18:09 EST No cool drink replace with water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x59339373 This week's challenge starting Sunday 5th October until Saturday 11th October is to replace one glass of lemonade, coke etc with a glass of water. When you have completed just post the <em>248</em> emoticon. Easy <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> If already you don't drink soft drinks then you have met your goal for this challenge. If you wish you can use this challenge to help drink your 8 glasses of water per day <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Check out this article on the hidden sugar in cool d... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 20:46:43 EST Eat fruit and veg 28/9 - 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x59275064 For five or six weeks I will be giving a weekly challenge. Challenges will run from Sunday to Saturday. This week is for us to eat our 5 serves of vegetables and 2 serves of fruit daily. Check out the link below, it gives us an idea of portion sizes. <BR> <BR> All you need to do when you have completed this each day is come back and post the <em>248</em> emoticon. <BR> <BR> Easy! We can do it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=177 </link> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:19:05 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x59137883 hello team! <BR> <BR> My name is Michelle and I currently live in Brisbane. I used this site about 10years ago and was really successful, so I'm back. Unfortunately I did fall off the wagon and let work and life get in the way. Now I'm over feeling less than my best so trying to get my mojo back. Who wants to go into another summer feeling overweight and uncomfortable! Not me. I have about 26-30kg to lose, so just need to start taking some steps in the right direction <BR> <BR> Look forw... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:05:38 EST Waist to Hip Ratio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x59136859 Find out if you're an apple, pear or avocado shape. It's really interesting. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcula<BR>tor_waist.asp </link> <BR> Then check out your results <BR> <BR> I'm an avocado <BR> <BR> Result: 0.81 to 0.85 <BR> Estimated Health Risk: Moderate <BR> Estimated Body Shape: Avocado <BR> <BR> Estimate your health risk is here <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=776 </link> <BR> <BR> Come back and post wha... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:10:10 EST Need lots of friends &#128513; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x59098048 Hi buddies I would love to gain new friends to support one another. I'm starting my journey hoping to lose at least 50kgs so you can only imagine how much support is appreciated and ofcourse I will do what I must to support you all &#128522; feel free to visit my spark page as well &#128522;&#10084;&#65039; Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:17:27 EST How does updating team goals work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x59018918 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople and was wondering how the team gols get updated. I was watching mine for a few days and nothing seemed to happen on them. They didnt seem to increase even though I was adding time to my trackers. <BR> <BR> Today I clicked on the "+" in the goal entry and added the total I did today into the entry and it seems to have added it. <BR> <BR> Do I need to manually add each entry to the team goals ? Tue, 2 Sep 2014 10:19:29 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x59005627 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I joined sparkpeople almost a week ago now. Stumbled on it with google while looking to see what was availabe and this site looked to be the best. <BR> <BR> I'm 53 male, and 105Kg at 185cm. Goal is to lose 10Kg by Feb (hopefully not too ambitious). <BR> <BR> Located in the northen suburbs of Perth. <BR> <BR> Having a rest day today, but its hard not to do anything. <BR> <BR> Andrew Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:34:38 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x58882896 Hi. My name is Margaret - my Username is Rissole8 actually because of the saying "see you around like a rissole" - and I hope to see a lot of everyone from now on. I do have a problem, however. I'm in a wheelchair. Are there any exercises designed for wheelchair users that I can do which will help ? Actually, being in a wheelchair is precisely the reason I am joining because I have to be sedentary all the time. I really need to bring my weight down but just don't know where to start. Does Sp... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:52:10 EST Steptember http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x58868420 http://www.steptember.org.au/ <BR> <BR> I only learnt about this challenge yesterday but I'm considering giving it a go. The challenge is to do 10,000 steps a day for 28 days. What better way to promote healthy living if you also get to raise money for Cerebral Palsy at the same time? Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:38:59 EST 9 weeks to lose 5% Winter into Spring challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x58834126 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined in the last weight loss challenge. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> to everyone who lost weight during the last challenge. <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight into another challenge. Shedding off any extra kilos we might have gained over winter getting ourselves ready for the warmer weather in Spring. We can do it because we are special, we are unique and we are so worth the effort. <BR> ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:47:22 EST Photogenic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x58738238 Hi, I'm Avril and I'm from Perth W.A. In 12 weeks, it'll be my brothers wedding. Even though I'll be behind the camera taking the photos, I want to look good in front of the camera!!! Today is day 1 of my new healthy lifestyle. I'm hoping to lose 6 kilos by the wedding, but then another 6 kilos by my 34th birthday in April! Wish me luck peeps <em>30</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:58:01 EST Steps and Calories Burned for August .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x58707674 I am hoping we have more Sparkies joining this months challenge .. <BR> Thank you to all that did participate and hope you will join me again this month .. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------- Steps ------------Calories Burned <BR> 01-08-14----- 8,544------------1,585 <BR> 02-08-14----15,254------------1,158 <BR> 03-08-14----13,248------------1,144 <BR> 04-08-14----12,264------------1,076 <BR> 05-08-14----17,328------------1,629 <BR> 06-08-14----10,428----------... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:15:42 EST Hi... new and shy and worried =( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x58492036 hey guys, <BR> <BR> Just joined two or so days back. Initially I was posting alot and involving myself but no one was talking...i felt worried and left out but ive managed to find a few friends overseas. Would love to meet new weight loss buddies from Aus too and hope that I will be able to support you in your journeys too =) Please do say hi ^_^ Thanks! Wish you all the very best!! <BR> <BR> I did an intro in the intro sticky but basically im 26 from NSW and want to lose 20kg by the end of... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:18:09 EST Favourite Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x58421487 Tell us what foods you like best .. Be honest .. <em>334</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 19:22:28 EST Steps and Calories Burned for July . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x58381086 Thank you to all that took last months challenge .. I hope it helps to make you aware of what Exercise you need to do and also learning how many Calories you are burning .. <BR> I will repeat this challenge for another month .. Hopefully this will help you to get in the habit of tracking .. <BR> <BR> -------------------- Steps --------------- Calories Burned <BR> <BR> 01-07-14---- <BR> 02-07-14---- <BR> 03-07-14---- <BR> 04-07-14---- <BR> 05-07-14---- <BR> 06-07-14---- <BR> 0... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:45:14 EST 9 weeks to lose 5% Winter Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x58168677 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the last weight loss challenge. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> to everyone who lost weight during the last challenge. <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight into another challenge. I know losing weight over winter is often harder, but we can do it because we are special, we are unique and we are so worth the effort. <BR> <BR> There is a little bit of Math involved, if this is a proble... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:56:03 EST Step and Calories Burned for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x58053531 We need to track .. <BR> This month we will be tracking Steps and Calories Burned .. <BR> <BR> -----------------------Steps ---------------Calories Burned. <BR> 01-06-14 <BR> 02-06-14 <BR> 03-06-14 <BR> 04-06-14 <BR> 05-06-14 <BR> 06-06-14 <BR> 07-06-14 <BR> 08-06-14 <BR> 09-06-14 <BR> 10-06-14 <BR> 11-06-14 <BR> 12-06-14 <BR> 13-06-14 <BR> 14-06-24 <BR> 15-06-14 <BR> 16-06-14 <BR> 17-06-14 <BR> ... Fri, 30 May 2014 19:00:21 EST Dealing with stress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x57886246 I'm at a very stressful time in my life and finding it very hard to stick with my program. I have some amazing support from my partner but with the rest of my life breaking apart i find it hard to deal with life stress and failure feeling from not keeping to my program. I would normally just change or remove the stress, but sadly it's something i can't control and have to roll with. It has shattered my self esteem and self worth. Any advice on how to manage the stress? Thu, 15 May 2014 19:07:17 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x57748806 Hi I have just signed up today I am still trying to work out how to use this site. My goal weight is 60kg but I am currently 81kg which means I have 21kg to lose but right now I would be happy to lose a kg at the moment anything is better then nothing . I would like to hear some success stories on everyone else and I will keep you all updated with my progress <BR> Cheers... Sun, 4 May 2014 05:54:56 EST all things Australian A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57709271 hi, new game but a little bit different. This one will be as the heading says all things Australian, <BR> <BR> Can be places, people past and present, famous or not famous, place you have been or would like to see, things in the past. BUT you need to have an explanation. Anything Australian. Make it fun. <BR> <BR> Few examples, Coffin Bay Oysters, the big banana, cow, orange, crayfish, City of Churches is Adelaide. Australia Rules football, tourist attractions.adds, whatever. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:47:01 EST LAST LETTER FOOD WORD GAME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57695292 another game to play <BR> <BR> All you have to do is this: <BR> <BR> I will start off by listing a food, and all you have to do is take the LAST letter of the food listed and REPLY with a new food starting with that letter and so on . <BR> <BR> EXAMPLE: <BR> <BR> Listed food: <BR> <BR> Chicken <BR> <BR> REPLY FOOD: <BR> <BR> noodles <BR> <BR> first word is <BR> <BR> strawberries. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:20:45 EST A-Z of States and Territory throughout the world. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57686414 Albania. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:40:07 EST Opposites A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57686353 new game using opposite words only worry about the first word using the alphabet. <BR> <BR> above/below <BR> <BR> second word starts with b <BR> <BR> and so on. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:28:52 EST REPLACE A LETTER (but do not rearrange letters) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57686307 Simply replace ONE LETTER to make a new word, such as name - same, rose - rise. Ready...here's the first one: <BR> <BR> band <BR> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:23:08 EST winter theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57686211 as it is nearly winter I thought we could play a new game <BR> <BR> Describe ONE word when you think of Winter Season... <BR> We will begin with the Letter A then go to B and so on and on... using the Letters of the Alphabet... <BR> <BR> I will start out the game.... <BR> <BR> A = August <BR> The next person will do B = and so on and so on~ <BR> <BR> Play and ENJOY Have some FUN!! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 07:13:05 EST Changes to our Sparks team page. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x57686024 There are some changes coming to the team page that you may want to look at!... it's happening next week... <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>featur e=youtu.be </link> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 06:53:07 EST Hi from Rainbow......I'm working my way to the pot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x57656667 Hi, I'm Ali and a little under 12 months ago I started on a program to lose at least 5kg by the time I turned 50 in Feb 14'. <BR> Well I did manage to lose 6kg by that time and it took me about 4 months. However, I put it all back on in 3 months. Shattered would be the understatement. Now that I am menopausal it's soooo much harder to lose it. I'm also nearly finished my personal trainer course and certainly don't feel like a very good role model. <BR> Anyway, the only way is to get out ther... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:54:32 EST Something very very tasty from Aldi.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x57648846 I picked up a carton of "spicy pumpkin dip - mediterranean style" the other day, not knowing what to expect. Turned out to be an incredibly delicious pumpkin hummous with a really good spicy bite. Excellent with rice crackers - it's gluten free. If you like hummous, you would really like this too! Aldis. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 02:50:31 EST Step Count for May 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x57645150 We need to keep moving! .. <BR> This is a place to record your steps each day .. <BR> You may use a journal and post when ever you can ...I know it is sometimes hard to post each day. <BR> This challenge will run for one month starting the 1st May. <BR> <BR> 01-5-14= <BR> 02-5-14= <BR> 03-5-14= <BR> 04-5-14= <BR> 05-5-14= <BR> 06-5-14= <BR> 07-5-14= <BR> 08-5-14= <BR> 09-5-14= <BR> 10-5-14= <BR> 11-5-14= <BR> 12-5-14= <BR> 13-5-14= <BR> 14-5-14= <BR> 15-5-14= <BR> 16-5-14= <BR> 17-5-14= <B... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:59:48 EST Have you used your Journal today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x57530071 We need to keep a Journal! <BR> Each and every day write your achievements into your journal .. Then if you are busy,or forget to enter your days achievements into the Spark challenges you can always catch up at a later date ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:39:34 EST A Huge THANK YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x57526767 I just wanted to say how glad I am I joined this group! Each and every one of you are fabulous, supportive women and I appreciate you all so much! :) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:03:16 EST 9 weeks to lose 5% ready for Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x57478485 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the last weight loss challenge. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> to everyone who lost weight during the last challenge. <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight into another challenge, getting us ready for the winter although Autumn hasn't arrived in WA yet. We are still getting temperatures in the low 30's and no rain. <BR> <BR> There is a little bit of Math involved, if this is a probl... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:19:15 EST Please count the steps you do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x57452223 Hi Sparkies! . <BR> Starting a step challenge for one week starting Sunday 13th April. <BR> I am hoping most of you have a pedometer off some kind . <BR> Put it on first thing in the morning .. Take it off at the end of your day and read the amount of steps you have done during this period .. <BR> You will be surprised at the amount of steps you have actually done .. <em>311</em> . <BR> Even if you don't do,or can't do much exercise, it's amazing how much you do do ! <BR> <BR> 13-04-14= ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:40:47 EST World Rivers A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x57404114 Amazon Sth America Sun, 6 Apr 2014 07:21:15 EST Short Sugar Challenge .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x57325046 Would you like to do a short sugar challenge? <BR> <BR> I challenge you to do without Sugar for 7 days .. <BR> We will start tomorrow 1st April through to and including the 7th April .. <BR> <BR> 01-04.14= yes! <BR> 02-04-14=yes! <BR> 03-04-14=yes! <BR> 04-04-14=yes! <BR> 05-04-14=yes! <BR> 06-04-14=yes! <BR> 07-04-14=yes! <BR> <BR> Good Luck! Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:48:25 EST THANK YOU FOR CREATING THIS SERVICE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x57027298 COOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEE! <BR> <BR> OCT 2013: 124KG <BR> NOV 2013: 119KG <BR> FEB 2014: 113KG <BR> <BR> I AM 46. <BR> LIVE IN QUEENSLAND <BR> GLAD TO FIND THIS SITE. GREAT SONG.. COVERS HOW I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW.. <BR> MIDNIGHT HOUR SHE CRIED MORE MORE MORE...... <BR> OH YEAH THIS SITE, HAS EXACTLY WHAT I HAD BEEN DESIGNING IN SPREADSHEET <BR> THANKS........ <BR> NOW I CAN HAVE A LIGHTER LOAD ON THE BRAIN STEM.. <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT MONTH.. <BR> WIN <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 11:06:25 EST Step challenge for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x56952594 another challenge of steps, same deal, you improve your steps each week. <BR> <em>315</em> <em>361</em> <em>342</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>57</em> <em>363</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>206</em> <em>350</em> <em>352</em> <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1st March Saturday <BR> 2nd March <BR> 3rd March <BR> 4th March <BR> 5th March <BR> 6th March <BR> 7th March <BR> <BR> Total Steps <BR> <BR> 8th March <BR> 9th March <BR> 10th ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:55:28 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56792365 Hi All <BR> <BR> Just joined on Friday so still finding my way around SP. I live in Sydney and a full time student. Off to a positive start even went walking in the rain today! Tracking my meals is a good way to make me stick with the program. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:50:42 EST Getting it together in 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56716570 Hi Sparkies Down Under, <BR> <BR> My name is Ruth, and I have just got on board properly after a false start in November! I have also just come off a horrible phase of listening to every weight loss, health and diet program. I am already grateful to have found SparkPeople and am putting the responsibility of what goes in, back into my own hands. <BR> <BR> I currently live on the Mid North Coast of NSW as of November, but am originally from Southern NSW (the humidity is giving me a beatin... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:41:41 EST 9 weeks to lose 5% Summer into Autumn Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x56676198 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the last weight loss challenge. <BR> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> to everyone who lost weight during the challenge. <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight into another challenge and I thought it would be good to do another lose 5% in 9 weeks challenge. This challenge finishes a week before Easter. <BR> <BR> There is a little bit of Math involved, if this is a problem for you and is go... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 20:07:20 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56354706 HI everyone, Im Julz...I am 45 years old and I would just LOVE to lose the extra weight I am carrying (around 20 kgs). I would like to lose some of this before I go on an overseas trip in April this year if I can! <BR> <BR> I live in Brisbane, work full time, travel a fair bit for work, and ride a motorbike on weekends just for fun! I have two adults sons, a gorgeous Staffy who loves a walk/jog, and I also have the best boyfriend in the world who is supportive of anything and everything! So... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 03:52:37 EST Non Specific Victories NSVs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x56354487 These are some of my first NSVs <BR> <BR> Get in and out of my car more easily. <BR> <BR> Cut my toenails easily (believe me that was a major one) <BR> <BR> There was talk of shoulder and knee reconstructions when I started with SP. I don't have problems with either now. <BR> <BR> We had a caravan when I started with SP and I had trouble with 2 steps to get in and out. Now we have an RV with 4 steps and I have no problems. <em>433</em> <BR> <BR> And the big PLUS is the Spark Friends ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 02:09:06 EST Facing up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x56339755 I've just realised that i'm one of those people that tend to brush things aside and pretend that everything is ok. Like when i eat what i shouldn't .....I just start again the next day. I told myself yesterday to get back on the wagon, and i did. I just fell off again today. Usually i would not fill in the day's food intake and just start again on a day when it will look better. <BR> <BR> I am proud to say that i just entered all my food intake for the day. It was hard to face up to the fact... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:04:53 EST Introducing - ta da! ladytigress62 from down under http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56326067 Not sure if this is how to post on here but just wanted to say greetings from down under! So far, what I have found on this website has been fantastic in terms of logging food consumed and suggestions for core strengthening (my biggest issue)., Please drop by and say hello - -my username is ladytigress62 and I am hoping this time around I lose the weight and maintain its loss for more than a year. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 04:56:09 EST Hello to a Healthy 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56264442 Hi, I live in Brisbane. Last year I suffered from some serious migraines and a back accident which left me off work for a few months. Needless to say I do not want the same to happen again! I have decided that something needs to be done. I am unsure exactly how much I want to lose but probably around 40 pounds. Just want to feel healthier and more energised. Would also be good if I could stop my chocolate addiction!! Hope this helps. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:19:32 EST World Islands A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x56222014 Hi Everyone, <BR> The brain needs exercising just like the body. So come on have a go!! The idea is to think of Islands in the world, doesn't matter how big or how small, and reply. The only rule is they need to be in alphabetical order. How hard is that! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Nola Sun, 5 Jan 2014 05:47:34 EST Accountability Partner Down Under http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x56218605 Anyone looking for a person or persons for one on one motivation, support and accountability within Australia? Introduce yourself and let's connect <em>676</em> <em>306</em> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 21:31:55 EST Angry, sad and a little bit jealous..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56202146 Every year it's the same for me. I decide yes this is the year! i can do it, i plan, i start then i slowly go back to bad habits, i injury myself or something happens in my life and i don't stay on the wagon. I give advice and help other people lose weight but it seems like i have no stay power when it comes to diet and exercise :( <BR> <BR> <BR> Anyways i should introduce myself. I'm michele, mum to three beautiful children, soon to be foster aunt to three more on the 2oth. I live in Cab... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 18:46:19 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56188816 Just joined the forum. Need to get fit looking forward to being inspired by others Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:25:32 EST STRENGTH TRAINING 2014: Month by month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x56146399 January: Get Informed, Convinced, and Strong <BR> <BR> These two articles give us an idea of the importance of ST and the basic information about its benefits and basics. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.co./resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=364 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1033 </link> <BR> <BR> January Challenge: Start Small and aim for consistency. <BR> <BR> 1. Plan to ST at least 2 days a week. <BR> 2. Plan a simple workout. If yo... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 03:00:42 EST Trek around Australia. 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x56133600 We have been doing a fantastic job of our trek around Australia. I am starting this off again on the 1st Jan 2014 from where we are on our trek. We are nearly at Mt Isa after starting in Adelaide back on the 28th Feb 2013. <BR> <BR> Again I invite people to join in this challenge to help us achieve the goals of this challenge, you will need a pedometer or some other way of tracking. <BR> <BR> I was asked at the start of the trek if can count laps in the pool, yes if you know how long the ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:57:58 EST commitment to burn calories for 4 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x56133575 This challenge is to commit to burn so many calories per day. We need to burn at least 3500 calories per week to lose 500grams of weight, this does equal 500 calories per day. <BR> <BR> I am going to commit to burn ----- calories ber day. <BR> <BR> <BR> week one <BR> 1st Jan 2014 <BR> 2nd Jan 2014 <BR> 3rd Jan 2014 <BR> 4th Jan 2014 <BR> 5th Jan 2014 <BR> 6th Jan 2014 <BR> 7th Jan 2014 <BR> <BR> total calories burnt for week ....... <BR> <BR> <BR> week two <BR> 8th Jan 2014 <BR> 9th ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:41:54 EST a five week step challenge 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x56133532 <em>57</em> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> <em>361</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>182</em> <em>522</em> <em>366</em> <em>365</em> <em>364</em> <em>363</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> this challenge is a step challenge. There are a few ways you can do this challenge <BR> 1. is all steps achieved in the day using a pedometer <BR> 2. Chair Marching (if you do not know what this is, type it into the Net and you should find a page showing you how to do this) <BR>... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:22:51 EST From canberra and trying again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x56118744 Hi <BR> <BR> I'm Carrie and I was here for years under another name. <BR> <BR> Trying again. <BR> <BR> Anyone else from the Berra? <BR> <BR> C Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:11:52 EST 9 weeks to lose 5% Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x55833623 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the last weight loss challenge. <BR> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> to everyone who lost weight during the challenge. <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight into another challenge and I thought it would be good to do another lose 5% in 9 weeks challenge. This challenge will take us over the Christmas <em>446</em> and New Year <em>411</em> period so its going to be tough, but we can ... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 04:06:33 EST Hi There http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x55752930 Hi, I found this website a few days ago and I am really hoping it gives me the kick up the backside I need... <BR> <BR> Anyway a little about me I guess... I am on the NSW coast, and have decided that at 26 it is definitely time to correct past mistakes and create the future I have always dreamed of. I am on a mission, I guess you could say... My goal weight is 60-65kg, so I have round 20kg to lose. I know it's possible I just have to do it! But that is just one thing to fix in my life... ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:14:30 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x55541233 Hi my name is Sheryl and I am living in Queensland. I am new to Spark People, but not new to the world of dieting and loosing weight. I however are new to the world of the weight coming off and staying off which is making me pretty happy I must say. I have lost 25kg since April 1 this year and although it has been hard work, I am loving the challenges etc. <BR> I have been using My fitness pal to log my food and exercise but someone last night suggested Spark People so here I am. <BR> Woul... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 16:39:40 EST First Day victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x55522331 Hi everyone, my name is Sarah and it's my first day as a Sparky! The only bad point for today is that I've got a nasty virus and the Dr has put me on antibiotics. However, even though I have felt terrible all day I have stuck to my diet and I've completed the day with a few calories to spare hooray!!! So hopefully tomorrow will be another step closer to me starting my exercise. Thanks for reading Tue, 5 Nov 2013 07:21:51 EST Calorie Challenge for November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x55455523 Susie has no Internet service until next week so she has asked me to do this for her. Susie has shifted into her daughter's granny flat with Colin and is very tired at the moment. Please send positive vibes and thoughts to her in her time of need. <BR> <BR> <BR> My Calorie Range <BR> <BR> <BR> Calories---------------- Steps (The first one I have carried it into the following week) <BR> <BR> 01-11-13 <BR> 02-11-13 <BR> <BR> 03-11-13 <BR> 04-11-13 <BR> 05-11-13 <BR>... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:12:19 EST Hi from Australia! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x55326242 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> New here and not quite sure where to start so thought I would say hi. Diet tips are more what I am looking for as I am getting stronger through my work outs but I don't think I am giving my body the right nutrients to fuel it correctly. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to another step forward on this lifestyle change :) <BR> <BR> Cheers, <BR> Vixxtaa Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:07:47 EST New to sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x55304458 Hi my name is Lana, I've been on sparkpeople for 2 weeks tomorrow and I'm really enjoying all the free information and fantastic trackers, I can't believe it has taken me this long to discover it. Thank you to all that have come before me and made sparkpeople what it is today. I am enjoying a steady loss of weight and have another 25kgs to lose. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:01:48 EST Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x55269371 Looking for a partner to help me loose 11kg Tue, 15 Oct 2013 07:21:36 EST Calorie Challenge with a twist for October .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x55070012 This month we are going to track Water ..as well as our Calories. <BR> Water is essential to life and well being .. <BR> We need to drink at least 8 full glasses of water each and every day .. <BR> Please record your daily total of Water here with your Calories . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My Calorie Range -----1000-1500. My Glasses of Water. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 01-10-13 ---- <BR> 02-10-... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 01:44:27 EST 9 weeks to lose 5% Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x54997412 I managed to lose 2.7kg in the last 9-week 5% challenge, so I am up for it again. Monday is my weigh-in day. I like to pretend it keeps me on track over the weekends, ha! <BR> Result for week 9 of previous challenge, 14sep 84.3kg <BR> <BR> 16Sep - 84.2 (start point) x 5% = 4.21kg to lose <BR> 23Sep - 83.1 <BR> 30Sep - 83.3 <BR> 07Oct - 83.5 <BR> 14Oct - 86.1 - it was a fabulous cruise, sigh <BR> 21Oct - 83.4 <BR> 28Oct - 82.3 <BR> 04Nov - 83.1 <BR> 11Nov - 82.6 <BR> 18Nov - <BR> 25Nov - <B... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 20:50:09 EST Wake up call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x54723378 Hi All, my name is Anthony (Anth for short), I'm 33 and from Melbourne. <BR> <BR> A work place health assessment was a massive wake up call for me. I knew I was overweight, and whilst I had not 'weighed in' for a number of months, I assumed that my frame was still hovering around the 90kg, which it had been at for a number of years. <BR> <BR> So when I jumped on to the scales, I was mortified to see them stop at 99.2kg - and it brought me thudding back down to earth. That's 200g to 100kg! <... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:07:01 EST Calorie Challenge with a twist for September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x54712922 Calorie Challenge with a Twist for September. <BR> <BR> It is Spring Time in the Southern Hemisphere and we are experiencing warmer Days and longer Evenings. <BR> This is a good time to walk. <BR> This month we are going to track our Steps, Sodium, Sunshine, Potassium,and Folate, as well as our Calories. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My Calorie Range <BR> <BR> <BR> Cal... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:04:53 EST DESPERATELY SEEKING SUPPORT & MOTIVATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x54615943 Hi, I am new to spark people, I am a 24 year old mum of 3 boys, I have a baby on the way but before you say Im not meant to be on here cause i am preg, I HAVE to be! I NEED help and I NEED support! <BR> My story..... <BR> I have been over weight since I had my first child, before that I was a healthy 65kg! I was 16 when I had him and over the next 2 years my weight exploded until I got to 130kg! <BR> By the time I was 20 I was exercising like crazy n eating healthy, I weighed only 86kg! then ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:40:51 EST Michelle Bridges 12 program http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x54477564 Hi, am about to start the 12 week Michelle bridges (biggest loser trainer) program, who has done it and have had good results? Sun, 11 Aug 2013 03:43:53 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x54308344 Hi everyone, <BR> I am not new, I have being a member since 2009, the usual, loose a bit of weight and do it for myself, get lost along the way and then accepting the fact that I need support from a forum or group of people. I have considered weight watchers, but Spark people suit my lifestyle plus I enjoy the constant support. <BR> A bit about me, I live in north QLD in a beautiful part of the world, I am in my 50's and one day will hit the road travelling around the block. <BR> Take care e... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:09:16 EST Calorie Challenge with a Twist for August . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x54296023 Calorie Challenge with a Twist for August. <BR> <BR> The winter in the Southern Hemisphere is nearly over, and we are experiencing warmer days. <BR> We need to be outside in the Fresh Air and also Tracking our Water, our Steps, and Getting a good nights Sleep. <BR> <BR> <BR> This month we are going to track our Water,Sleep,Fitness Minutes, Fresh Air, Water and Steps <BR> <BR> My Calorie Range <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 01:05:51 EST Motivational site!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x54247838 Hi was introduced to this site by a client. So much information on this page it's awesome. This year is my year to lose my weight. I can do this along with all the motivational and inspiring stories and blogs. I will learn to use sparks 100% and drop my 15kilos!! <em>30</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 06:08:02 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x54216987 Well where do I start - I live on the Gold Coast and working from home has made me fatter and lazier than ever. I have decided that enough is enough - no more excuses - its time to get up and stop being sooo lazy. Need all the motivation I can get. I found this site and all its great info and hoping it can help me get out of my rut I seem to have fallen into. Unfortunately woke up this morning with a major head cold but this is not going to deter me from my new goals/journey. I can spend... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:36:17 EST Nine weeks to lose 5% winter weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x54093260 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the last weight loss challenge. <BR> <em>242</em> <em>244</em> to everyone who lost weight during the challenge. In fact I think everyone who joined in lost weight. <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight back into another challenge and I thought it would be good to do another lose 5% in 9 weeks challenge. <BR> <BR> There is a little bit of Math involved, if this is a problem for y... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:57:59 EST Hello from Brisbane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x54066908 Hi there everyone I'm a 33 year old woman from Brisbane who is new to this site.I've been struggling with my weight for most of my life and I keep yo-yo dieting and I've had enough. I'd love to hear from others who have been through the same thing. Would be great to motivate each other and to hopefully for the first time have a lifestyle change instead of "failing" diets again. Thanks for allowing me to join this group. Hope you are all well. <BR> <BR> Kind regards, <BR> <BR> Jacq Tue, 9 Jul 2013 22:19:51 EST What place outside Australia do you LOVE?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x54043774 DH and I have been travelling around Australia for the past 5 months, and will leave in mid August. (Our visa is such that we must leave every 3 months.) <BR> <BR> We're very undecided about where to go - Pacific Islands? SE Asia? Begin with northern Asia and work our way south? <BR> <BR> So, we're open to ideas and suggestions. <BR> <BR> Where have you gone to holiday, where did you love? Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:57:15 EST Ready to try again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x54015199 My name is Jan. I was on SparkPeople a couple of years ago for a while but didn't stay around for some reason. I've recently put on some weight and remembered the community here was very encouraging. So I'm back and plan to stick around this time. I hope I can contribute to the community as well. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:21:52 EST G'day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53983836 Hi all, <BR> <BR> My names Emma, I'm 24 and live in South East Queensland. I'm a very new 'Sparkie' - is that the term? I happened to stumble across it through an article I found on the web and I'm so glad that I did! <BR> <BR> I was always the overweight teen and young adult, at 19 I joined Jenny Craig and lost nearly 30kg, stopping just 5kg shy of my goal weight due to beginning full time uni and not having the $$ to spend every week. However I maintained this weight for close to 2-3 yea... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 07:26:37 EST change of Sparkpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x53930904 From yesterday's Spark Blog: <BR> Good morning, SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> Our team has been hard at work on several site improvements that will roll out in the next few months. We are always looking for ways to improve your SparkPeople experience as well as make the site simpler and easier for people to use so that they can continue reaching their goals. <BR> <BR> Yesterday and today, you may have noticed a few small changes to your SparkPoints page as well as your Start page that we think you... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 06:46:19 EST Calorie Challenge with a Twist for July. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x53904477 Calorie Challenge with a Twist for July. <BR> As it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, we are going to make sure we give our bodies a <BR> adequate amount of Essential Vitamins . <BR> Please check with your medical practitioner before using supplements. <BR> <BR> My Calorie Range <BR> <BR> <BR> Calories----------------VitaminD. <BR> <BR> 01-07-13 <BR> 02-07-13 <BR> 03-07-13 <BR> 04-07-13 <BR> 05-07-13 <BR> 06-07-13 <BR> 07-07-13 <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 02:57:58 EST welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53774279 Thank you all for your welcome, the videos for understanding how to get around the site are good, but I am slow at learning so I guess patience will what it is all about at the moment. I am not sure how to work out the calorie count, so this will be a challenge too. I am a carer for my husband, he has Parkinson's, so I am limited in going out . I love to sew and sometimes sit for long periods of time. So I would love to lose the weight as well as learn to cook healthy. Chook21 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:31:19 EST just started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53735671 hi im julie i live in melbourne australia im 73 kg and my goal is to loose 10kg Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:17:02 EST SOUTH AUSTRALIAN NEWBIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53665770 I already posted a message but think I did it incorrectly so if it appears I may be introducing myself twice! Anyway, here goes again.......I have had several bouts of chemotherapy for Multiple Myeloma since 1996. This involves steroid use (serious weight gain!). I have also had several surgeries for bunions and one more to go once I get this cancer into remission again. I stumbled across Spark People quite by accident and haven't as yet fully explored the site, but I will eventually get ther... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 03:38:25 EST Can't wait to move the tracker &#128513; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x53665706 I will feel so proud when my trackers is down to 115kgs! I know it sounds silly coz I'm still horrendously obese but hey it's a change &#128077; how did u feel when u lost the first few kilos? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 03:18:14 EST How did you feel your first week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x53665581 Ok, I've just started a healthy life style, and would love to know how you all felt your first week in all honesty. Was it ok? Was it hard? Did you feel better right away? Sun, 9 Jun 2013 02:29:28 EST Looking for a walking/fitness buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53589461 Hello i recently moved and thought i would give it a shot on this sparkgroup to get a walking/fitness buddy, I don't drive so i would have to rely on public transport but transport around my area isn't that faboulous. So i am looking for someone who is somewhat close to where i am at, <BR> <BR> In the state of NSW <BR> In the area of Western Suburb Sydney or The Hills District. <BR> <BR> I have a very long way to go, 50 kg or so i need to loose. So i would prefer someone of my weight rang... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 13:47:00 EST JUNE 2013 CHATTERBOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x53554155 My goodness, June already, where does the time go <BR> <BR> Well today is the 1st of June and it is <em>27</em> and I am so happy about it. I live on a country property and our water is tank water, so the rain will top our tanks up. It is the perfect rain; constant and steady. Bring it on. <BR> <BR> During the month of June we have: <BR> <BR> 5th - World Environment Day <BR> 8th - Bounty Day - Norfolk Island <BR> 10th - Queen's Birthday (except WA and Qld) <BR> 15th - Magna Carta Signed ... Fri, 31 May 2013 22:23:48 EST Calorie Challenge with a Twist for June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x53518113 Please Copy and Paste then add your ranges for each range <BR> <BR> Calorie Challenge with a Twist for June. <BR> <BR> My Calorie Range. <BR> <BR> ------------- Calories---------------Fruit <BR> <BR> 01-06-13 <BR> 02-06-13 <BR> 03-06-13 <BR> 04-06-13 <BR> 05-06-13 <BR> 06-06-13 <BR> 07-06-13 <BR> ---------------- Calories----------------Vegetables <BR> <BR> 08-06-13 <BR> 09-06-13 <BR> 10-06-13 <BR> 11-06-13 <BR> 12-06-13 <BR> 13-06-13 <BR> 14-06-13 <BR> ----------------- Calories-... Wed, 29 May 2013 06:19:29 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53481268 I have been away form spark for quiet a while. Looking forward to starting a fresh and getting some good advice. Sun, 26 May 2013 05:21:47 EST New to Sparkle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53477876 Hi everyone, have just joined Sparkies Down Under. Not sure of what my expectations are, my main goal is to become more active and as a benefit hopefully lose weight and find some energy. Sat, 25 May 2013 19:41:50 EST starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53435743 Hi there, for me this is about starting again but this time getting all the support and encouragement I need to fly again. My energy levels were extremely low and decided need to make some changes in my diet and lifestyle so I joined Sparkpeople again after 5 years. So here I am <em>58</em> Wed, 22 May 2013 09:09:29 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x53301199 Just saying hello! My name is Erica. I've lost about 11 kg on my own. Just looking for a bit of support and some new people to support. Sat, 11 May 2013 08:03:49 EST MAY 2013 CHATTERBOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x53168385 Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Sorry I haven't been around much in April, my daily blogging for April took all my allocated computer time. <BR> <BR> Today is the start of a new month. I love the feeling of starting something new; it is a feeling of hope. A feeling of - what do I really want to do, want to achieve, want to see in 31 days. <BR> <BR> For me May will be the month that I work on Time - on managing my time so that I can get the things that need to be done, done AND the things... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:55:03 EST Nine weeks to lose 5% weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x53147241 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the last weight loss challenge. We had some fantastic losses. <em>242</em> to Susieph1 and Wunmurra who lost 5% and a extra big congratulations to Maz_of_Oz who lost a whopping 16kgs over 10%. <em>243</em> <BR> Congratulations to everyone else who lost weight during the challenge. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight back into another challenge and I thought it would be good to do another lose 5%... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 06:12:44 EST Armchair exercises, worth while watching http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x53124361 seen this on A Current Affair last night. Armchair exercises for over 60's. Well worth watching. <BR> <BR> <link>video.au.msn.com/watch/video/armchai<BR>r-diet/xkpj9wn </link> <BR> <BR> Also an article from a man that has done the armchair exercises and has lost 10kgs from doing this <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/<BR>dougs-armchair-guide-to-losing-weight/<BR>story-e6frf00i-1226629564587 </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:43:46 EST Foods high in Magnesium http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x53124088 This is a link that will help you choose foods that are rich in magnesium <link>www.foodtips.org/magnesium-foods/ </link> <BR> You will need this as part of next months challenge is tracking magnesium Sat, 27 Apr 2013 03:15:48 EST Calorie Challange with Twist for May. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x53123875 May's Calorie Challenge With A Twist <BR> <BR> Week 1 challenge is: Make sure you check your folate and enter it each day <BR> <BR> Calorie Range <BR> <BR> Calories ------------------------Folate <BR> <BR> Wednesday 1st of May: <BR> Thursday <BR> Friday <BR> Saturday <BR> Sunday <BR> Monday <BR> Tuesday <BR> <BR> Week 2 challenge: Make sure you drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day and enter each day. <BR> <BR> Calories------------------------Water <BR> <BR> Wednesday 8th of... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 01:30:49 EST Heading off to Darwin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52858056 We're taking the train to Darwin, leave at noon today, arrive Tuesday evening. <BR> <BR> See you all then! <BR> <BR> And yes, I'm trying to get a few more points since I won't be online for a day or two (gasp!) <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 19:36:49 EST ACT Area http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x52835097 Anyone nearby? I moved here (Australia) just a few weeks ago and don't know anyone local. It would be nice to have a fit buddy in my area! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 01:04:22 EST Have you swum with saltie crocs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52817999 We head to Darwin on Sunday. DH is looking at all the exciting things to do - like going into a plexiglass box to view saltwater crocs up close and personal! Or scuba diving the shipwrecks - in the same water as the crocs! <BR> <BR> I'm not a big scaredy cat most of the time - when we saw signs for snakes on the beach, I just walked through carefully, while DH kept asking if this was a safe thing to do. <BR> <BR> But swimming with big giant mean crocodiles??? That's right up there with s... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:17:25 EST APRIL 2013 CHATTERBOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52766689 <em>469</em> Good morning everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed this time of the year <em>449</em> as I have, catching up with friends and family. For me it has also been a great four day break from work. <BR> <BR> Today is the start of a new month, <em>249</em> time to set your goals for April. What would you like to achieve over the next 30 days? Below are a couple of suggestions for challenges: <BR> <BR> Spark People calendar for April; 30 days to a Greener Lifestyle <BR> <lin... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:48:41 EST Calorie Challenge with a Twist for April. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x52749705 <BR> <BR> This month we are also tracking our Calories Burned, Vitamin E, Cardio,Vitamin D, Sodium. <BR> <BR> You will find a helpful article on how to get your Vitamin E in the Helpful Hints and Articles in the threads. <BR> Hope you all enjoy doing this one and above all, Have Fun!! <BR> Hugs Susie. <BR> <BR> <BR> Please Copy and Paste this template. <BR> <BR> Personal Calorie Range --- Calories Burned. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 23:56:15 EST Happy Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52736647 Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter Team!! <BR> <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>375</em> <em>450</em> <em>448</em> <em>452</em> <em>87</em> <em>453</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:14:39 EST Your Thoughts and Aspirations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52702949 This is a thread where you can come and express your thoughts on your journey .. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:50:33 EST Howdy from SA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x52696171 Howdy <BR> I've joined after watching my Aunt loose weight. I love tracking and find it helps me n Tue, 26 Mar 2013 05:36:03 EST Calling all Darwin gals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52693843 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm Shariah, kiwi-made,20 years old, been living in Darwin for about 4 months now. I am currently 91kg, and looking to slim down to 70kg. Would love a workout buddy or someone to help keep me motivated. I go to the ifitness gym in the CBD. <BR> <BR> Would be lovely to have someone to talk to who is local! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:40:15 EST starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x52642158 hi, i'm el and i just want to revisit this site as i would really like to seriously lose some weight or rather lose the belly bulge. i am still trying to familiarize myself with the site and some help on where to start would be greatly appreciated. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:29:16 EST Movie Actors A-Z male or female http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52628821 Adam Sandler Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:49:51 EST movies A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52628813 All the President's Men Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:48:11 EST Your Thoughts ..10th - 17th March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52536262 This is a place to air your thoughts on your progress,non progress, what you need, and what we can do to help. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:06:04 EST bands either male or female alphabetically http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52511816 ABBA Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:32:35 EST Female singers alphabetically. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52475859 Alicia Keys Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:04:18 EST male singers alphabetically http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52475822 Names of male singers not groups alphabetically Sun, 10 Mar 2013 21:01:27 EST Hi, I'm Kath http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x52463381 Hi all, I managed to lose 33 kilos last year, going from 109 to 76. This was tough and was 3 hoe as at a variation of the HCG diet through a naturopath. <BR> Unfortunately, 12 kilos have crept back up and even though I have extremely healthy meals, my servings are too large and I tend to snack for comfort. <BR> I want Spark to work for me as I don't want to go back to HCG. <BR> I work in a busy stressful job, am married, and have 2 boys 18 and 15, plus a 33 year old step daughter . <BR> I li... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 22:15:34 EST Hi I'm Ree :0) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x52417945 Hi everyone, I'm new to spark people and I'm loving it. <BR> My goal is to loose 10kgs by July, wish me luck :0) Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:36:38 EST Your Thoughts 03rd -10th March. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52361591 This is a place you can air your thoughts on anything pertaining to your health, well being and Sparks ... <BR> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 23:22:05 EST MARCH 2013 CHATTERBOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52326185 <em>235</em> to March chatterbox, the start of another month. March has quiet a few special days for us to chat about. <BR> <BR> During the month of March we have a little bit of something for everyone, we have: <BR> St. David's Day <BR> Labour Day <BR> International Women's Day <BR> St. Patrick's Day <BR> Autumn Equinox <BR> Harmony Day <BR> Easter <BR> <BR> For all our members who have a connection to Wales in Engla... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:52:15 EST How do I make a post a favorite? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x52258272 I can't find how to do this! Is there a simple button to click? Sun, 24 Feb 2013 05:21:42 EST Calorie Challenge with a twist for Ist -31st March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x52256044 I have been asked to continue this Challenge. <BR> I am posting this early so as you can set up your Tracker to correspond with this Challenge. <BR> <BR> For this Months Challenge, you need to set up your food tracker to display Fiber, <BR> Vitamin D, Calcium, Sodium and Fat . <BR> To do this, you need to go to your food tracker, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on: <BR> <BR> Change nutrients goals . <BR> <BR> Then add Fiber,Vitamin D, Calcium, Sodium and Fat to... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:34:38 EST Your Thoughts 24th Feb- 2nd March 2013. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52244440 This is a place to air your thoughts . Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:33:49 EST Nine weeks to lose 5% weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x52224561 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the Let's get back to it challenge. <BR> <BR> We're going to jump straight back into another challenge and I thought it would be good to do another lose 5% in 9 weeks challenge. There is a little bit of Math involved, if this is a problem for you and is going to stop you from joining in the challenge, please sparkmail me with your start weight on 23/2 and I will work it out for you and send it back to you before our week ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:06:12 EST Your Thoughts 17th-23rd February. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52171251 This is a place to air your thoughts on what we are, or not achieving on this so important journey we are on together ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 04:46:35 EST Fruits and Vegetables A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52140575 Artichoke Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:19:22 EST Ships, Cruise or Otherwise. Present or Past http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x52132152 HMS Melbourne .. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:41:06 EST Motivational Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52058389 This is a section were you can come and share your most favorite motivational quote. <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 23:52:15 EST Your Thoughts for the 9th - 15th February. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x52041579 My Thoughts today are centered on how we are coping with a busy household and being able to exercise to our ability .. <BR> How do you manage this ? Fri, 8 Feb 2013 17:59:13 EST Hi! I'm Nicolle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51966168 Hi there. I'm Nicolle; a 20-year-old uni student from South Australia who is very new to SparkPeople. I thought it might keep me on track and help my lack of motivation. How have your experiences with SparkPeople been? <BR> <BR> I was always a bit overweight growing up but after going through a bout of depression most of last year, I have reached the obese stage. My family has a history of diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure/heart disease and although I have none of the sympt... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 23:02:29 EST Hi Newbie here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51932737 Hi everyone, I am just setting up my page. I live in NSW It's nice to know that there is a group here for us Aussie. I am looking forward to the journey ahead although I know it's not going to be easy. I have alot of weight to lose and along way to finding a healthier me. <em>249</em> Lyn Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:42:45 EST Thoughts for the week 3rd-9th February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51932194 This is a place to express your thoughts on what you are doing, and where you are heading on your Journey to fitness and health .. <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 16:56:46 EST Thank You !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51916092 Thank you so much Sylvia for running Chatter Box. <BR> You did a wonderful job and we will miss you .. <em>247</em> . <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:39:00 EST FEBRUARY 2013 CHATTER BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51913526 Good morning everyone, time for a <em>106</em> of herbal tea to start the day and month. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> February, the month of Love <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> We can show love in many ways; of course there is Valentines Day this month in which over the past years I have given cards etc to friends and family to let them know how much I appreciate them. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Spark People have a calendar for the month of February - '28 Days to a Healthy Hear... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:12:23 EST Calorie Challenge with a Twist.1st -28th February http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51906434 As we are getting so good at this tracking, I have decided to run this Challenge for another month. <BR> Please come join me and show us what you can do! <BR> <BR> For this months Challenge you need to set up your food tracker to display. <BR> Fat,Sodium,Protein and Carbohydrates. <BR> <BR> To do this, you need to go to your food tracker, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on: <BR> Change nutrients goals . <BR> Then add Fat,Protein, Sodium and Carbohydrates to your list o... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 04:32:51 EST Small Steps :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51894577 The hardest part is getting started, even though its a small action it can have a huge effect on a personal level. So here I am :) I have taken that first step. There are many more to take but I am on the path, and after so long blindly stumbling in the dark wood it is glorious to have direction. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:34:31 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51889449 Hi jamberella here <BR> I would like to lose 8 kilos , I am finding it hard I am 42 walk almost every day. I am no good at running. I try to eat healthy 80 % of the time. I drink more water than I used too.I love coffee and I cant resist sharing a big bag of potatoe chips with my partner while we watch a movie. I am currently in Darwin at my daughters for 3 more weeks. So missing my man. I live in Melbourne. Not that I know many people there as I am a stay at home mum. This year my twins wil... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:11:01 EST Struggling to loose the last 5.5 KG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51874329 Hello fellow spark members, <BR> <BR> I'm Sam and I have lost 7 1/2 KG so since June 2012. I have 5.5KG left to loose and I am stuck. <BR> <BR> I just cannot shift anymore! Any tips would be greatly appreciated :-) <BR> <BR> Many Thanks <BR> <BR> Sam Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:43:26 EST Staying motivated ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51874265 Hi fellow Sparkies, just wondering how you all stay motivated, and if you fall off the wagon how do you get back on? Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:25:13 EST Hi sparkies down under http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51830047 Hi my name is Nicola and I am 42, live in sunny Townsville and wouldn't live anywhere else. <BR> <BR> Checking in again since 2011, my last sign in. <BR> Learning how to get around the site and how to make the most of it (this time around will be for the long haul). <BR> <BR> Feeling really motivated this time, reading all your success stories is truly inspirational. <BR> <BR> I think my eating habits is not too bad although the exercise section of my life is near non existent. Things wil... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:14:34 EST Thoughts for the week 27th Jan- 2nd February. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51827932 Tell me your thoughts on where your journey is taking you. <BR> Is it as good as you hoped it would be and are you managing to keep your exercise and nutrition as part of your life now? Sat, 26 Jan 2013 04:51:52 EST Happy Australia Day Sparkys Down Under. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51823328 I am new here, just finding my way around. I hope you all have a great day today!!! We are lucky to live in such a great country. From the wilds of WA Nola Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:20:05 EST Hi From N.S.W http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51764469 Hi everyone, I joined tonight and still trying to find my way around. <BR> I am retired, Have 14 grandchildren and 6 great grand children. <BR> I am an Elder in the church i attend and also have the opportunity to preach which is my passion. <BR> I want to lose at least another 10 kilo which will be really great. <BR> Hope to make friends on here. <em>30</em> <BR> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:19:46 EST Help and info http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51730607 Hi Guys My name is Bev l am in Vic, l am wondering do we have our own recipe site as l have trouble sometimes understanding there food and the terms they use. <BR> Thanks <em>198</em> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 02:20:56 EST Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51697694 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Lea and Im 50 this year. In the past i have been very neglectful and have gain a considerable amount of wieght. It is now time to do something about it before it ruins my life. Not only am I fat and unfit Im also unhappy and depressed with myself. Two of my children are getting married this year and my aim is to loose 20kg before December. I work shift work so i need help to stay motivated. I can walk and ride my bike, go to the gym but im not a very good sw... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:48:13 EST Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51697679 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Lea and Im 50 this year. In the past i have been very neglectful and have gain a considerable amount of wieght. It is now time to do something about it before it ruins my life. Not only am I fat and unfit Im also unhappy and depressed with myself. Two of my children are getting married this year and my aim is to loose 20kg before December. I work shift work so i need help to stay motivated. I can walk and ride my bike, go to the gym but im not a very good sw... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:47:34 EST Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51697667 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Lea and Im 50 this year. In the past i have been very neglectful and have gain a considerable amount of wieght. It is now time to do something about it before it ruins my life. Not only am I fat and unfit Im also unhappy and depressed with myself. Two of my children are getting married this year and my aim is to loose 20kg before December. I work shift work so i need help to stay motivated. I can walk and ride my bike, go to the gym but im not a very good sw... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:46:55 EST Thoughts for the week 20th - 26th January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51693875 What are your thoughts on the position you are in regarding your progress on eating healthy and fitness?. <BR> Hugs Susie Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:27:09 EST The difficulties of being gluten free. :) You tube http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51663132 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9QbC41oQRo </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:00:01 EST Is the Sparkpeople Nutrition Tracker accurate?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51660231 Good morning Everyone, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Does anyone have evidence that the SP nutrition tracker is correct when calculating your daily calories? <BR> <BR> I have been tracking for the past few days and felt really good that I was keeping within my recommended calorie intake. I find it really helpful to remind me just what I'm putting in my mouth. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I did a comparison with another tracker app I have used in the past and found that although I stayed within th... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:56:07 EST steps challenge pledge. 16th Jan to 5th March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51649679 <em>313</em> m <em>315</em> <em>231</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>342</em> <em>57</em> <em>182</em> <em>186</em> <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> As many of you now have either a pedometer or a fitbit, I thougth I would run another step challenge. <BR> I would like you to pledge how many steps you plan to undertake for the week but this must be increased each week. The increase can be a small one or a large one, it is up to you. If you do not make the number of steps... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:16:20 EST PLEASE DELETE THIS POST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51578630 PLEASE DELETE THIS POST <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:57:33 EST Hi everyone im new her and wish good luck for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51567143 Hi im new to this, Im from Adelaide and hoping I can stick to this, as would love to fit back into my clothes, especially before next holiday :) Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:28:56 EST Green coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51563198 In the last few days I have been sent emails from friends (in several parts of the world) extolling the virtues of green coffee. The letters claim that green coffee extract leads to weight loss with out dieting or exercising. I think it's in the too-good-to-be-true category, and another way of exploiting for profit many people's desire for a solution to weight problems. Has anyone experience of this product? I'd love my scepticism about it to be proven wrong!! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:42:11 EST Strength Training Challenge: 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51562993 While I find I do the cardio aspect of exercise fairly willingly (and the steps and minute challenges on this team are great motivators here) I am less diligent about ST and I suspect many others are the same. Yet ST is of equal importance in achieving a healthy body. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=364 </link> <BR> <BR> So here is our challenge: <BR> Strength training is recommended 3 times a week. <BR> Every time you do a ST session add minutes taken... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:28:23 EST Strength Training Challenge SEE MOTIVATION THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51557299 TRANSFERRED TO MOTIVATION THREAD <BR> <BR> While I find I do the cardio aspect of exercise fairly willingly (and the steps and minute challenges on this team are great motivators here) I am less diligent about ST and I suspect many others are the same. Yet ST is of equal importance in achieving a healthy body. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=364 </link> <BR> <BR> So here is our challenge: <BR> Strength training is recommended 3 times a week. <BR> Ever... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:49:45 EST Let's get back to it, challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51542059 Thank you to everyone who joined in the challenge over Christmas and New Year. I was really impressed by everyone. Even though some of us gained weight, me included, it was grams and not kilos as we might have done in previous years. That shows me that we have learned to make healthy choices but still able to enjoy and participate in Christmas and New Year festivities. Well done everyone. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the new challenge, it will last 6 weeks. Set your own weight loss g... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 17:46:49 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51523918 Has anyone used the 'Fitbit', or more specifically the 'Fitbit One'? <BR> <BR> It keeps coming up when I spin the Spark wheel and I'm intrigued. <BR> I did a 'Google' search and got very opposing comments. Some loved it and raved about the performance, others complained that it didn't work properly and didn't do what it claims to do. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:09:57 EST Sweets Challenge 6th-12th January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51496030 I am asking you to join this challenge just for 1 week.. <BR> I would like us to do a journal on what sweet treats you actually eat, and what you can and will replace them with . <BR> 06-01-13 --- <BR> 07-01-13 --- <BR> 08-01-13 --- <BR> 09-01-13 --- <BR> 10-01-13 --- <BR> 11-01-13 --- <BR> 12-01-13 --- Sun, 6 Jan 2013 04:03:18 EST Hope I am doing this right - hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51495491 Hi there <BR> <BR> I found and joined Spark people late last year but have done nothing with it. Found the boards a bit confusing but though I had better jump in or I'll never take the first step <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Anyhow - here I am - I am Sally, I live in Darwin NT and need to lose about 20 kg. I am 56 and have been married for 35 years, we have two grow up daughters and each daughter has a son <BR> <BR> I have also just been diagnosed with type II diabetes - so have to really ge... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 01:03:06 EST hi from tassie, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51423702 hi there, my name is kazza and im down in tassie. i need lots of help. i need to loose 30-40kg and ive tried everything. i want to play with my kids and spend more time on the bikes with them and my hubby. i lack self control and self confidence but i love talking so i thought if i join a forum you may be able to help. welcome 2013 a new year for not just me!!!!!!! im 40 this year so theres no better time to start. if there is somone out there that needs a buddy like me give mea mail and ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:43:49 EST Sleep Challenge 2nd - 6th January. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51407825 We all need a good nights sleep . <BR> Without sufficient sleep we cannot concentrate or exercise to our ability .. <BR> Please come join me for a Short Sleep Challenge. <BR> How many hours of Sleep did you get today ? <BR> <BR> 02nd -01-03 ---9 <BR> 03rd -01 -03--- 8 <BR> 04th- 01 -03--- 8 <BR> 05th- 01 -03--- 9 <BR> 06th- 01 -o3--- 9 <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 06:48:39 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51405103 Hi everyone, <BR> My name is nicole or just call me Nic : ) I have known and joined this site a while ago but made no effort to commit myself to losing weight or asking for help. Well that is all going to change from today and I look forward to gaining control of my eating problems and making new friends along the way. I am excited to finally be making this commitment and changing bad habits and becoming a happier healthier person. So far on my own I have lost 10 kilos, I started dieting on N... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:29:55 EST Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x51404981 I joined sp in june 2012 and have achieved the size i wanted to be and almost my weight loss goal thanks to the food tracker and fitness tracker features. i have joined in message board posts etc. what i have noticed is no one seems to have any sense of humor. <BR> I understand about being seriously committed to diet plan and exercise but does that mean one has to loose their sense of humor? <BR> My sense of humor has got me through all the bad times in my life. <BR> Even on what one may cons... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:18:21 EST 500,000 fitness minute challenge for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51393253 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have set this challenge high so we are going to have to push ourselves to make this total. <BR> <BR> same rules as this year, post daily, weekly, monthly or whenever you have time but you can see we will need to keep the minutes rolling in. <BR> <BR> I know we can do this. We did an awesome job for 2012. <BR> <BR> cheers <BR> Wendy Mon, 31 Dec 2012 07:00:18 EST Calorie Challenge for the Ist Jan - 31st January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51391111 Calorie Challenge for the 1st -31st January. <BR> <BR> The beginning of a New Year is always so hard, as we have had Christmas Treats and Fancy Fare to tempt us from our normal food regime. <BR> <BR> For this Particular Months Challenge you need to set up your food tracker to display Fat, <BR> Sodium,Protein and Carbohydrates. <BR> To do this, you need to go to your food tracker. scroll to the bottom of the page and click on: <BR> Change nutrients goals . <BR> Then add Fat,Pro... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:42:14 EST JANUARY 2013 CHATTER BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51390937 ........Welcome, Chatter Boxers to 2013........ <BR> <BR> ~~~~ H A P P Y ~ N E W ~ Y E A R ~~~~ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <em>26</... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:27:23 EST Calling Aussie Curvy Divas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51390692 Happy New Year to all Aussies <BR> I know that there are some of you who go to Curves – and maybe some of you are mobility limited, or unable to do the recommended walking for some reason – perhaps being tied to a desk all day, or looking after young children or even recovering from illness or injury. <BR> We have started a team – Curves Limited Mobility Divas – <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=35488 </link> <BR> where we will be discussing other forms... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:05:46 EST Hi from Australia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51376827 I am a 51 year old female who has been clean and sober for 10 years. Food is my last bastion, so I need all the help and encouragement I can get. I am totally powerless over sugar. I eat my emotions. I am sick and tired of not participating in life. I am excited about this new start and look forward to reading your opinions and experience through the forums. Cheers. Ps. I start tomorrow!! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:44:30 EST Thoughts for the Week of 29th Dec-4th January http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51363888 My Thoughts are Wishing you all a very Healthy,Happy and Safe 2013. <BR> Let me know what Resolutions you are making or if you decide not too.. <BR> Hugs Susie <em>285</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:51:57 EST Knowledge is Power:The health benefits of tomatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51363227 Also on sticky topic - posted here in error. <BR> <link>www.diseaseproof.com/archives/health<BR>y-food-tomatoes-protect-against-heart-<BR>attack-and-stroke.html </link> <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: incorporate tomatoes in some form into each day's eating plan. <BR> <BR> - raw in salads (best with small amount of oil) <BR> - tomato sauce <BR> - tomato soup <BR> - in stir fries <BR> - on a healthy pizza <BR> - paste in a casserole base <BR> - on toast or baked potato <BR> - tomato salsa <BR> - tom... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:51:23 EST Flowers or Trees A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x51351451 Ash Tree Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:14:20 EST I am ready to be a sparkie:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51321336 Merry Christmas all. I am new and just starting out. So any advice would be wonderful. <BR> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 05:16:24 EST Christmas and New Year Challenge 24th Dec -5th Jan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51311926 This is a Quicky Challenge for you .. <BR> For the next 13 days come here and track what you have been able to resist!!!. <BR> Have fun, and a very happy Christmas <BR> <BR> 24th Dec. <BR> 25th Dec. <BR> 26th Dec. <BR> 27th Dec. <BR> 28th Dec. <BR> 29th Dec. <BR> 30th Dec. <BR> 31st Dec. <BR> 01st Jan. <BR> 02nd Jan. <BR> 03rd Jan. <BR> 04th Jan. <BR> 05th Jan. <BR> Mon, 24 Dec 2012 00:56:49 EST Thoughts for the week 22nd- 29th December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51289128 My Thughts to ponder this week are can we stay on track with our food and exercise doing this holiday period ? Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:59:09 EST ANY QUESTIONS? POST HERE. Knowledge is Power!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51271492 Challenge: follow any day containing more than 2 standard alcoholic drinks with a day of Untoxing. <BR> <BR> The following is based on information from: <BR> <link>www.novanutrition.co.nz/ </link> <BR> <BR> Many of us are diligent in tracking our food intake but the holiday season is almost upon us, and in this part of the world the heat of summer, together with extra socialising, can lead us into consuming many more alcoholic "empty" calories. <em>194</em> <BR> When alcohol is consu... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 01:19:32 EST In my Christmas stocking, I would like ...(A-Z) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x51230861 Animal print slippers Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:37:03 EST New here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51226001 Hey guys, I'm new to Sparkpeople....still trying to find my way around the site, but thought Id drop by and say hello <em>30</em> here to a happy and healthy future <em>30</em> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:31:17 EST Knowledge is Power:Stre ss-busting Challenge 17-24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51223688 How will you relieve stress over the next 8 days? See Information and Hints Thread for suggestions. Copy and paste this so that you can report your plan/results each day on this thread or blog about your strategy and post a link to this thread to say you have done that. <BR> My stress-busters: <BR> 17 Taking the bus (it's free and gives time for thought) to visit rest home friend. Busy area, driving full of stress - so avoid that and get in walk at either end. <BR> 18 Played word games on ip... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 21:44:12 EST Thoughts for the week 16th-21st December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51221647 Please enter your thoughts in this thread . <BR> <BR> My Thoughts today are with the parents, children and all concerned, at that awful situation in the USA. <BR> I hope and pray there will be a solution to all the anger and hopelessness that so many are feeling today .. <BR> Why is there so much violence in this modern world of ours ?. <BR> Or is it that because of modern communications we are hearing more .. <BR> Why can't the human race learn to get on with one another... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:46:13 EST Aussie Newbie Alert http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51205941 Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm not overly confident about this community board thing but I'm trying new things. <BR> <BR> I'm a 20yr old uni student. Been overweight since grade 6/7... I lost the 10kg I needed to late high school but gained it back. I've realised now I only lost it because I basically starved myself... you know the usual 500cal a day max and 2hrs strenuous gym work every other day. <BR> <BR> I'm so tired of being unhappy with myself and feeling insecure so I'm hoping to make some chang... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:56:02 EST Christmas and what it means to you !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51197256 Here is thread that you can discuss freely what Christmas means to you. <BR> <em>446</em> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:02:28 EST First words that you think of....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x51185575 Exhilarating Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:10:50 EST I am ......... (alphabe tically) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x51135879 Active Sat, 8 Dec 2012 16:04:49 EST starting out again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x51130263 Hi I'm Kathy from SA. Been battling with my weight for a while and am an emotional eater. I just want to get started and lose between 12-15 kgs. It's very inspiring to read what you have all achieved I really need to hang in there! Sat, 8 Dec 2012 05:25:19 EST Be Accountable over Christmas/New Year Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51126127 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to everyone who joined me in the nine weeks to lose 5% challenge. I didn't reach my goal but my weight was lower than when I started. I've started a new challenge to help keep us accountable over the Christmas and New Year period. My strategy is going to be portion control, drink more water and make healthy choices. I've got lots of eating coming up with my first Christmas function tonight. It will only be a 4 week challenge, there will be another ch... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:40:45 EST Thoughts for the Week 8th-15th December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51125827 This is your thread to voice your thoughts on anything you would like to discuss .. <BR> <BR> I am thinking about the Christmas Holidays and what it will mean to us . Fri, 7 Dec 2012 18:01:44 EST DECEMBER CHATTER BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51045424 Good morning, my lovely Chatter Boxers....how are you all on this lovely Aussie Sunday Morning? In Sydney, we woke up after a 30 odd C night's sleep, (did anyone sleep?) to find the Southerly change was here...I was woken at exactly 5.55 AM. oh those recurring numbers.. <BR> I am writing this with all the windows & doors open, Kev just made brekky....yummee... <BR> <BR> Had a weird time at the markets yesterday..Light rain until about 10 am, (not forecast, I might add), then the Sun came ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:57:31 EST celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or other day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51032874 HI <BR> I would like to send out Spark goodies to people who are cellebrating their important days. such as birthday, anniversaries, or any other days that they celebrate. <BR> <BR> We will start this in January so can you please let me know before hand or add a post to this message. <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> m <em>408</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:44:40 EST Thoughts for the Week of the 1st -7th December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51023533 Would love to hear your thoughts as to the lead up to Christmas and the coming New Year. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 03:23:04 EST Just for Fun !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x51020216 Can you tell me what motivates you ? <BR> Do you have any ideas that you think might help motivate others?. <BR> This is your forum, come help me... help you... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:45:55 EST Calorie Challenge for the 1st-31st December http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x51020131 This coming week I would like you to post your Calories and also just for fun, tell me how much Sodium you consumed each day .. <BR> <BR> Calories -------------------Sodium <BR> <BR> 01st Dec <BR> 02nd Dec <BR> 03rd Dec <BR> 04th Dec <BR> 05th Dec <BR> 06th Dec <BR> 07th Dec <BR> <BR> This week we will not only track our Calories we will also track Fat . <BR> <BR> Calories------------------Fat ... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:38:26 EST Expectations for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x51010031 Something different to think about .. <BR> <BR> What are your expections for the coming new year ? . <BR> What are your hopes and dreams ? Thu, 29 Nov 2012 03:20:36 EST step challenge 25th Nov till 31st Dec. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50944181 I am going to keep this step challenge until the end of the year. We can all do this. Join in and improve your steps. <BR> <BR> 25th Nov -4553 <BR> 26th Nov- <BR> 27th Nov -8775 <BR> 28th Nov -4777 <BR> 29th Nov -6441 <BR> 30th Nov -19,577 not sure if I believe this one. I know I was busy shopping for Xmas presents but still. <BR> 1st Dec -5137 <BR> <BR> <BR> 2nd Dec -4669 <BR> 3rd Dec -3816 <BR> 4th Dec -2919 <BR> 5th Dec -4858 <BR> 6th Dec -5386 <BR> 7th Dec -3593 <BR> 8th Dec -7884 <B... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 06:14:00 EST Thoughts for the week of 24th-30th November. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50943936 My thoughts for this week are: <BR> How are we going to plan for the Christmas Party Season?. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am going to make sure I fill up on good healthy food before attending a Party. <BR> What are your Plans?? <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 04:30:17 EST Australian Site for an organised Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50856620 Sharing this to help you all get organised for Christmas. It is great very helpful at this time of year! <BR> <BR> Click on the link below. <BR> <BR> <link>e2.ma/webview/6zigf/935a372bcbb96c2e<BR>931a125cb60b942a </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This Christmas getting organised countdown comes from Cath Armstrong and this site. <BR> <BR> <link> www.cheapskates.com.au </link> <BR> <BR> Hope it helps with your Christmas Organising. <BR> <BR> Paula <em>41</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:23:38 EST Thoughts for this week !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50856220 Thoughts for this week are : <BR> Do we really realise just how much healthier we will be if we stick to a exercise and good healthy food plan?. <BR> I know for a fact, I am so much healthier and happier, when I am eating clean and am really enjoying my exercise. <BR> I have no guilt feelings because I cheated, or I didn't exercise. This also helps to makes my life much more livable. <BR> <BR> How do you feel? <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:41:29 EST G'Day fellow Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50790725 I'm Jazy (rhymes with hazy) (actually Jolanda, but I only get called that when I'm in trouble!) <BR> I'm a 48y mum of 4, 3 girls- 27y, 21y and 17y and 1 boy 14. Wife of 1, and I live in beautiful Bendigo. <BR> I can see 50 on the horizon and decided to do something for me and get fit! For many years I sat on the couch crafting my time away and little niggly aches started to pop up! And as there is a history of Loooooooooooooong life in my family I want to enjoy the many years that lie ahead Mon, 12 Nov 2012 01:16:26 EST anothergo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50778205 Hi I am again giving this a go. l want to change my lifestyle not just think of this as a diet, if you go on a diet you eventually have to come off it and there lies the problem. So I am almost 52 years old, I have three children, and 2 grand children (twins), I am studying part time Nutritional Medicine, hoping to gain a career but also to get an insight into how people gain weight and what can stop them from reducing the weight, I would like to also build a career on helping people with w... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 05:10:41 EST Positive Marina's Blog # 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50739457 Everyday we make literally hundreds of choices, <BR> consciously and unconsciously. <BR> One of those choices <BR> is our attitude. <BR> What was your attitude when you <BR> woke up today? <BR> What is it like now? <BR> When you're aware of how your attitude affects <BR> your well-being, choices are so much easier to <BR> make. <BR> With this new found knowledge, you can <BR> literally change whatever you can dream of. <BR> You deserve a great life, happiness and contentment. <BR... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 06:16:21 EST Positive marina's Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50739403 Live like it really matters, because it very much does matter. <BR> <BR> All of life is depending on you to live with everything you <BR> <BR> have, and now, today, is your time to do so. <BR> <BR> Don't waste one second of this precious life you have been given. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone Thu, 8 Nov 2012 06:07:11 EST Thoughts for the Week !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50736231 This thread seems to be turning into a discussion about different thoughts so I am changing the name, and will welcome any one elses thoughts to discuss .. <BR> My thoughts this week are : <BR> Are we doing enough to make sure we are as fit and healthy as we can be ? <BR> Tell us what you have been thinking, and doing, to achieve this .. <BR> <em>250</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:09:39 EST Kettlercise classes in WA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50665693 Hey guys, I'm new to WA and I qualified as a kettlercise instructor before moving here in the hope of setting up my own classes. Is there anyone in the WA region (anywhere in WA!!!) who would be interested in attending Kettlercise classes? <BR> Firstly I will give you a little bit of background on both myself and kettlercise!! <BR> Kettlercise is THE single most effective Kettlebell fat burning workout that is designed to shape and sculpt your body in as little as 20 mins for rapid fat loss a... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:57:20 EST Calorie Challenge 1st-30th November. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50653540 Well off we go again .. good luck to you all. and I hope you do well this month .. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight --- <BR> <BR> Calorie Range --- <BR> <BR> 01st Nov--- <BR> 02ndNov--- <BR> 03rd Nov--- <BR> 04th Nov--- <BR> 05th Nov--- <BR> 06th Nov--- <BR> 07th Nov--- <BR> 08th Nov--- <BR> 09th Nov--- <BR> 10th Nov--- <BR> 11th Nov--- <BR> 12th Nov--- <BR> 13th Nov--- <BR> 14th Nov--- <BR> 15th Nov--- <BR> 16th Nov--- <BR> 17th Nov--- <BR> 18th Nov--- <BR> 19th Nov--- <BR> 20th Nov--- <BR... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 05:49:34 EST NOVEMBER CHATTER BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50651919 Hello, Chatterboxers, once again, I am late changing the date, sorry, I did remember, 3 or 4 times, then just got busy, the computer is getting very slow, between things...it's getting old, like me and I really could do with a new one....who can afford a new desktop? I wouldn't like to have a laptop. can't manouvre the scrolly thing, I love my Mouse.... <BR> I hope all of you are glad to be in a new Month....getting ready for Christmas, are you all? Get it done early, I say. When I was celebr... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 23:13:42 EST Sunshine and Vitamin D Challenge 1st-30th November http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x50632951 I will continue this challenge through November as I feel it is most important for us to get a certain amount of Sun and to take a Vitamin D Supplement. <BR> Please come join me in recording how much time you actually spend in the Sun and also if you take a Vitamin D Supplement each day . <BR> <BR> 01st Nov--- <BR> 02ndNov--- <BR> 03rd Nov--- <BR> 04th Nov--- <BR> 05th Nov--- <BR> 06th Nov--- <BR> 07th Nov--- <BR> 08th Nov--- <BR> 09th Nov--- <BR> 10th Nov--- <BR> 11th Nov--- <BR> 12... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:23:35 EST Christmas Cake Help Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50625781 hello, wondering please if anyone here in Sparkies Down Under would know whereabouts i can buy some Odense Marzipan (almond icing) for my Christmas cake this year. <BR> <BR> have tried buying other brands and none compares to Odense in my opinion.. <BR> <BR> thanks for reading this post and looking forward to hearing any suggestions of where i could buy some in Australia. <BR> <BR> Marina xx Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:10:12 EST Fruit and Veggie Challenge 1st - 30th November. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50624547 <em>277</em> <em>491</em> <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <em>291</em> <em>284</em> . <BR> <BR> Thank you to Anna, Sandy, and Wendy for doing the previous challenge. <BR> <BR> I thought you might appreciate a new idea to help you enjoy your fruit and vegetables. <BR> <BR> In this challenge you will need to incorporate 5 servings of fruits and vegetables into your day, more would be better!!! . <BR> But, I would be happy with what ever you manage to eat!!. <BR> <... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:25:26 EST A way to make exercise fun from PositivePaula8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50619968 After a while if we keep doing the same type of exercise day in day out it can become mundane and boring. <BR> <BR> If you are able to do different types of exercise and are not limited due to health reasons and the like, then try this to make exercising a little more interesting. Perhaps it may even make exercise encouraging for the days when you know you should do at least ½ an hour of exercise but just don't feel like it! <BR> <BR> Pick say 5 or 7 different exercise types eg. <BR> <B... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:05:15 EST New to SparkPeople... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50604400 Hi, <BR> My name is Stacey and i am 20 years old. Ive tried many times to lose weight, but failed everytime. I did manage to lose about 10 kgs already since returning for a holiday in August last year when i was my heaviest. Since being the weight that i am now, i find it really hard to lose weight. I have discovered i am a binge eater. I eat constantly, when im not hungry. I found myself eating a whole block of chocolate, just because it looked good, i wasnt even hungry. <BR> I am hoping th... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:52:10 EST Little Halloween Game for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50593818 Sharing little fun Halloween game for you Click here: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> have fun everyone <link>www.dedge.com/hangman/ </link> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:34:15 EST Information 6 from PositivePaula8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50581745 Just wanted to say it is always a good idea when checking food labels for the Nutrition panel to also check out the Ingredients list. <BR> <BR> If you do not know what something is, Google it! Then after you have researched it on Google and know about you can decide if you like what you see go ahead and eat it but if something sounds like it is not good for you then best thing for your health is to avoid that particular food. <BR> <BR> I always check out the ingredients list and avoid any... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:21:26 EST Information 5 from PositivePaula8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50581731 The importance of correct foot wear! <BR> <BR> <BR> After having had problems on and off for the past couple of years, firstly with foot pain then hip and buttock pain I know the importance of wearing correct footwear. <BR> <BR> When my foot first became sore to the point where I needed crutches to walk with, I brought some sandals (it was summer time) that had a built in Orthotic and from now on I know and realise the important of wearing correct supportive shoes/footwear. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:19:45 EST Information 4. from PositivePaula8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50581721 Tips to jump start your weightloss! <BR> <BR> <BR> A lot of these tips are probably already somewhere on Spark People, but these are just a few of my thoughts that I decided I would share with you on weight loss. <BR> <BR> Mindset <BR> Change your thoughts from thinking you are on a diet to making it a “lifestyle” choice. Then you will be more inclined to continue on with your healthy eating and healthy lifestyle long after you have reached your goal weight. <BR> <BR> Understand Portio... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:18:04 EST Information 3. from PositivePaula8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50581702 A few easy reminders to keep us on track and foscued with our weight loss goals & lifestyle! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 9 Small, Easy Changes and or reminders to encourage us with our Weight Loss Journey that I thought were worth sharing. To help keep us on track and motivated. <BR> <BR> When you think of weight loss you probably envision us having to overhaul our entire diet / lifestyle, but that’s not always necessary. Instead, take a look at 9 small, easy changes you can make to help ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:16:06 EST Information 2. from PositivePaula8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50581692 Effects of Chemicals in Personal Care Products! <BR> <BR> <BR> Shampoo, moisturizer, makeup, soap, and deodorant - are a few examples of chemical-induced and potentially harmful personal care products we use every day. <BR> <BR> Modern day consumers seem to be desensitized by the "warning label" on everything from the laundry detergent box to the toothpaste container - unquestionably assuming that it's safe. However documentaries have been made, reports been published and news journalists... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:14:19 EST Information 1. from PositivePaula 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50581674 9 BAD HABITS!!! <BR> <BR> When you’re working long hours on the computer, running from one business lunch to the next out and about or just doing your housework and looking after the kids, your diet and fitness goals sometimes get derailed in ways you don’t even think about. By running from one event to another and having days packed with meetings and other things on your schedule you may be unintentionally harming your health and keeping on extra weight. Here are 9 ways you may be sabotagin... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:11:13 EST G'day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50574137 Hi fellow Aussies (or people who just like Australia), <BR> <BR> My name is Lauren. I live just outside of Bundaberg, QLD. I have 5 cats and a dog. My current exercise is 30 minutes on an exercise bike with no resistance (cause for some weird reason the gadgets won't work on it). I want to lose around 40kg so I'm in the healthy range for my height. I'm on day 4 of my journey. <BR> <BR> Well I hope to contribute to both general posts and challenges for the team, and look forward to hearing ... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 14:31:52 EST step challenge 28th Oct - 24th Nov http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50566691 I am going to run a step challenge again. To lose weight we should all be doing 10,000 steps per day. We are all at different fitness levels and I know we can't lall make these steps but we should be able to improve the amount we walk each week. <BR> <BR> So all I am asking is that we improve the amount of steps we walk each week of the challenge. <BR> <em>315</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> 28th Oct -9733 <BR> 29th Oct -16277 <BR> 30th O... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:22:37 EST Thought for Today !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50507006 My thoughts for today are. <BR> <BR> Are we really doing enough to help ourselves be fit and healthy ? <BR> Is it just a passing fancy, or are we serious about looking after ourselves? <BR> What are your thoughts on this question ..??? <BR> Hugs Susie . Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:48:44 EST Just getting things off my chest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x50494442 I've been tracking my food and increasing my exercise, and starting to see some positive changes. But then -Yesterday I went backwards - ate pizza and chips. Maybe that is why I also let myself down today as well - I wasn't prepared for today's snacks - of the usual apple orange, youghurt and berries, and lunch was low on protein- consequently I ate more of the wrong foods getting home. But it's great having Sparks to look forward to. I hope to get back on track tomorrow. Why is it that as so... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 05:28:30 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50478102 About 2 months ago I woke and thought 'this is it, I need to get fit & heathy' so the first thing to go were the cigarettes. I got that under control so the next challenge was to change my diet, with that going well I joined the gym. When I started on this new lease of life I was 107kg, I am now at 102.5kg and can see my body shape changing. My aim is to get to approx 70kg before my 50th birthday mid next year. <BR> Slow and Steady wins the race ..... well that is what I am hoping anyway. :-D... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 22:02:17 EST Good Evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50468625 Hey all - Today I start my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> 7.1 KG to go looking forward to the task ahead - feeling motivated by this site and can't wait to get started. <BR> <BR> Off to complete an active video game first of all :-) Sat, 20 Oct 2012 06:02:02 EST Sunshine and Vitamin D Challenge 14th-31st October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x50380068 I am trying something new, and I hope you will join with me to track the exposure in minutes or the amount of Vitamin D we actually take in to our bodies each day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the best natural source of vitamin D, but it is also the main cause of skin cancer. A balanced approach to sunlight exposure can help you avoid vitamin D deficiency, which can have significant... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 06:13:30 EST Veggie Challenge 14th -31st October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50365902 Thank you to Goanna for completing my previous F@V Challenge. <BR> <BR> This a new Vegetable Challenge and hopefully you will all find it much easier .. <BR> <BR> Below is a list of all the healthiest Vegetables. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Cruciferous Vegetables are filled with anti-aging, cancer fighting, immune boosting phytonutrients, plus vitamins C and K, potassium, calcium, iron and folic acid. The cruciferous list of healthiest vegetables below are most nutritious eaten raw... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:12:55 EST Granny Get Fit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50336829 Hello everyone, today has been an awesome day. I have just received my permanent residency visa for Australia (love this place)and learnt i am to become a Granny for the first time! joining the Spark Team could also be the best decision i have made for a long time. <em>30</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:12:47 EST Fruit and Veggie Challenge 7th - 14 October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50272039 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I think its about time we got acquainted with Fruit and Veggies..They are such a very important part of your nutrition. <BR> I would like you to research.... one Vegetable and one Fruit that are your most favourite. <BR> I need to know what Vitamins and Minerals they contain.... <BR> There are so many Fruits and Vegetables that come from all over the world. <BR> <BR> I am happy to accept the Vitamin and Mineral information from tinned or frozen Fruit and Veggies a... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 18:11:20 EST Calorie Count Challenge October 7th-31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x50271994 I promised you a Calorie Challenge and here it is ... <BR> As you all know keeping with in your Calorie range is very important to losing weight .. Did you also know that you need to have a balanced food plan ? <BR> The experts say we need to consume a balance of Carbohydrates,Proteins, and Fat. <BR> Go to your Start page and key in your measurements, height, and weight and be guided by the Calorie Range Sparkpeople have worked out for you personally . <BR> If you hav... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 18:06:29 EST OCTOBER CHATTER BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50198409 <em>213</em> <em>235</em> chatter boxers....better late than never....hope you are all having a Terrific Tuesday. <BR> Holiday Monday drove the date right out of my mind, <BR> <BR> Sorry you all had to go back to work today, well, most of you, not like me, who is retired....sometimes I wish I was still working, part-time, that is..lol, could do with the money.... <BR> <BR> Love <BR> Sylvia xoxo <BR> <BR> <em>33</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:42:17 EST New month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x50196647 What's everyone's new goals this month? Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:51:45 EST Nine weeks to lose 5% weight loss challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x50156294 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Thank you to everyone who joined in with the September challenge. I thought I would start a new challenge, so that we can get some weight off and look super before Christmas and before the weather gets too hot. First weigh in will be on 6th October. Copy and paste my template below. Please make a new post each week. <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> How do I figure my 5% goal for this challenge? <BR> <BR> Weigh yourself <BR> Multiply your we... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:52:03 EST new challenge 30th Sept - 13th Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x50153763 Welcome to a new challenge, this will start tomorrow the 30th Sept. We should be able to aim for 10 to 20 minutes per day, you may do more if you want to. This challenge is for 2 weeks. Just note the minutes you have completed on the day. <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday: Stretches: <BR> <BR> Monday: Core: <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Lower Body: <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Upper Body: <BR> <BR> Thursday: Core: <BR> <BR> Friday: Lower Body: <BR> <BR> Saturday: Upper Body <BR> <... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:46:33 EST A new beginning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x50094320 Hi all Sparkies! I'm Laura, this is my first "minute" using this website. I'm a bit lost, but I'm sure I will get to know all the gadgets on the page. <BR> My goal is to choose the healthy options...." I need to repeat to myself...YUMMM...carrots and celery are so tasty!" I'd rather have a salad than a burger...with chips and bacon. I want to challenge myself and see if I can make it with your support. <em>43</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:37:31 EST Re-newed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49927356 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Carli, and I've been here before. <BR> <BR> I let myself lose my way... but I'm back again, determined. Right now it feels like this is definitely the time for me to achieve... So I'm recommitting! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all progressing on your journeys! Fri, 14 Sep 2012 05:16:42 EST Yuck or Yum??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x49823595 Reply to say whether you find the food listed as yuck or yum and then add a new food to the list. <BR> eg <BR> <BR> Strawberries <BR> <BR> The next answer will probably be Yum and then add a food <BR> <BR> eg Anchovies Sat, 8 Sep 2012 01:49:54 EST hi im shannon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49792023 This is my first day going good. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 02:33:38 EST SEPTEMBER CHATTERBOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49744890 So sorry peoples....I'm late once again.....on Market week-ends, I really am so tired I can't think straight. That's got excuse no 3 out of the way...hahaha.... <BR> It's true though....I was so busy getting ready for it, I didn't log on Friday, or Saturday, when I opened up yesterday, there were 111 emails to download.....so I have now decided I'm having another big clear out of my in-box, begone Chopra Centre emails & Springfest Healing ones, too....sigh...I really wanted to read them, but ... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 04:08:15 EST Intention is there motivation is not! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49742114 Hi All <BR> I am 31 years old; and about 35 kgs overweight; all of it piled in the last 3 years. <BR> <BR> Going through some stressful time and I am trying so so so hard to be on track and just want to battle it out but hitting brick walls. Any help or suggestions on how to overcome my lack of motivation even though things are tough... <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for hearing me out <BR> <BR> October Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:30:17 EST Sept challenge: Diet, Exercise and mind challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49741872 Melrose13 had this in her team. I thought it was a good idea. Thanks Mel. <BR> <BR> Every Week for the month of September your challenge is to something "NEW" once a week in each of these things: <BR> <BR> DIET: Try a new healthy item whether it is a new fruit or veg, a new recipe, anything that is new for you and then share it with the group-good or bad reviews are welcomed <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: Try a new move each week..can be adding in a different type of muscle conditioning, or add in a... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:12:09 EST Size 18 Jean for sale - Queensland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49731430 Good thing for me I have gone down a size - but now I need to buy some new jeans - so I have put some of my good ones on ebay for sale - one pair never worn - if you are interested here is the link to one of the items. Cheers Tania <BR> <BR> <link>www.ebay.com.au/itm/380467088963?ssP<BR>ageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m<BR>1586.l2649#ht_500wt_1363 </link> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 06:39:14 EST No longer starting the diet tomorrow.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49717846 Well I am - but this time I am going to stick at it (I hope) <BR> <BR> Hi I'm Sam and now I have moved to Australia I no longer have cardigans, coats and lots of layers. I will one day actually have to wear shorts, vest tops and a bikini or I wont cope in the heat. So now I cant hide my hips under a cardigan or my stomach under all the layers I have decided it is time to loose weight and get back to my uni weight 8-10 rather than size 12-14 (now more on the 14 size). <BR> <BR> I have join... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 06:44:18 EST Fruit and Veggie Challenge 2nd -30th September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49717474 I am setting this challenge for you .Please come join me and see how well you can do .. <BR> Any nutritionist will tell you that fruit and veggies play a very important part in your health and wellbeing . <BR> Whether you consume them cooked or raw, is entirely up to you .. <BR> I prefer to eat them raw or semi raw, as the fiber and goodness is still in them . <BR> By boiling them we may as well drink the water we boil them in, as eat them because all the goodness is in th... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 05:22:09 EST Sodium Challenge 2nd September-30th September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49717435 I am setting a challenge for you to manage your sodium intake . <BR> <BR> If you have hypertension, you'll need to take action to protect your health and reduce your chances of developing serious, even fatal, health issues. And while medication can bring high blood pressure down, there's more that you can do to improve your condition, like sticking to a diet that is known to help control hypertension. <BR> <BR> Foods to Avoid When You Have High Blood Pressure <BR> <BR> Your doctor probab... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 05:03:54 EST September Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49697805 Thank you to everyone who joined in with August's Weight Loss Challenge. As before, it's choose your own goal. Please make a new post each week. <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight as at 1st September <BR> Weight Loss Goal: <BR> <BR> Week 1 8/9 - <BR> Week 2 16/9 - <BR> Week 3 22/9 - <BR> Week 4 29/9 - <BR> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:31:54 EST HI Im new and I have no idea what Im doing........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49654984 Hello everyone, I am new I have no idea what Im doing, and advice would be greatly appriciated.. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:44:33 EST Fiber Challenge 26th August-30th September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49626764 What is fiber? Fiber is found only in plant foods. It is found in dried beans and peas, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. <BR> <BR> There are two types of fiber. Both are beneficial in different ways. <BR> <BR> <BR> Soluble Fiber (such as pectin) mixes with water to form a gummy substance that coats the insides of the intestinal tract. There, soluble fiber binds to cholesterol and reduces its absorption. This helps to lower blood cholesterol levels. It also delays the absorption of g... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 00:23:56 EST challenge 25th Aug - 31st Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49611879 Hi this challenge will be a little bit different as there is a chice of 4 exercises and you can choose the one yoou want to do. Or you can do a combination of these. Again I would like you to increase the number you do by the end of the week. <BR> <BR> The challenges are: <BR> 1. squats, either normal, with the ball on the wall, or wide leg squat with dumb bell, check out the link. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=161 </link> or the Squat with Dumbbells ... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 22:37:24 EST The story of our journeys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49567003 I thought I would start a post on the journey of where we have been and where we are at the moment. <BR> <BR> Many of us have had a hard journey to get to where we are now. We have had illnesses, sickness and many different disabilities but have managed to keep on this path to a new life. <BR> <BR> Anyone can write their storys here as we have had to face many situations <BR> <BR> This is to encourage members to keep on fighting for their rights for a better, fitter and a healthier lif... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:57:17 EST today's feature article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49566568 I thought this was a really interesting feature article today. Explains a lot. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=262 </link> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:28:50 EST Hello Sparkies Downunder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49522324 I'm new to this way of trying to loose weight, but here goes, I have been procrastinating long enough and have been busy for the past few days getting things into place for a great start on Tuesday, Why Tuesday ? because I am a mature aged student and I have a Maths test tomorrow, and I am too stressed to even think about weight until I get this over and done with. <BR> I have been so motivated from the encouragement I have already received, I thank you all <BR> I look forward to catching up... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 01:29:27 EST Commit to burn calories 19th Aug -22nd Sept. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49519720 I am going to run this again along with Susie's Calories Challenge. Susie has set this up recording our weight each week so this will go hand in hand with that one. Experts say that need to burn 3500 calories per week to lose 500 grams of weight. Which equates to 500 calories per day burnt. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> 19th Aug---661 <BR> 20th Aug---1116 <BR> 21st Aug---663 <BR> 22ndAug---430 <BR> 23rd Aug---898 <BR> 24th Aug---927 <BR> 25th Aug---161 <BR>... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:22:11 EST Calorie Challenge August 19th -September 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49518092 I have been asked for a Calorie Challenge . <BR> I am happy to oblidge. <BR> <BR> We need to count our Calories. <BR> We need to account for everything we put in our mouths. <BR> The only way we can do this, is by tracking everything we eat each every day . <BR> We that have lost weight, can tell you that the best way is to make out a menu week by week and add it to our tracker it makes it so much easier . <BR> If by any chance, we wish to eat some thing different than we... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:49:55 EST mandiesmiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49517845 hi all my name is mandie im currently 65kg and am hating it it i think i look horrible my wonderful husband says different but this yr im looking at my self in the mirror and i dont think i could wear a bikini im scared of how gross i look to others i know it shouldnt matter what others think but all i want is too look fit would love to reach my goal i was doing work outs but i just fell back as i went down to 62kg in just 2wks but ive currently put it back on please any advise would b great ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 18:24:42 EST Fruit and Veg Challenge 19th August-1st September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49510961 <em>277</em> <em>258</em> <em>69</em> <em>485</em> <em>289</em> . <BR> We have been doing so well with this Challenge I have decided to run it for another two weeks .. <BR> I thought that if you like, we could use the Fruit and Veggies Emoticons instead of writing them all down .. <BR> 19th Aug--- <BR> 20th Aug--- <BR> 21st Aug--- <BR> 22ndAug--- <BR> 23rd Aug--- <BR> 24th Aug--- <BR> 25th Aug--- <BR> 26th Aug--- <BR> 27th Aug--- <BR> 28th Aug--- <BR> 29th Aug--- <BR> 30th Aug--... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:13:40 EST Exercise Challenge 19th August-25th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49510497 It is the begining of Spring here in our great Southern Land of Australia and we need to start moving . <BR> I am going to set you a exercise challenge for the next week.. <BR> This is just a example of what we are going to do. <BR> It is up to you what you feel most comfortable with . <BR> <BR> 19th Aug. 10 mins <em>324</em> 10mins <em>231</em> 45 mins <em>313</em> . <BR> and so on .. <BR> I am sure you can think of something to get moving . <BR> <BR> <BR> This is yo... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 05:39:05 EST I challenge you to eat Fiber every day this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49510480 We need to eat fiber to help cleanse our bowels and keep them working properly . <BR> I want to to tell me what you ate that was fiberous. <BR> 19th Aug.---Celery,Mushroom,Pear,Carrots, Tomatoes,Lettuce,Spinach, Oats <BR> 20th Aug.---Spinach, broccali, Cauli, Tomatoes,Mushroom,Ryvita <BR> 21st Aug.---Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Tomato, Carrots,Mushroom. <BR> 22ndAug.---Cabbage, Carrots, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Red Currrents, Strawberries, Blue berries. <BR> 23rd Aug.---... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 05:32:18 EST step challenge from the 18th Aug - 27th Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49509494 Hi, as it is nearly spring I thought I would do a longer challenge of steps. This can either be traditional steps/walking or chair marching. But again we need to increase the amount that we do each and every week. This will be done in week blocks Again we need to improve our personal best. (PB's). <BR> <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>363</em> <em>315</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>361</em> <BR> <BR> total steps week one <BR> <BR> week 2 <BR> <BR> wee... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:52:47 EST new challenge. Pushups 18th -24th Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49509330 This is a new challenge for doing pushups, you choose how you do them either on the traditional ones on the floor, on you toes or from your knees or the wall pushups. It is your choice. Also your decision on how many you do each day but you need to increase these every day. We need to increase our personal best over the week. <em>381</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> 18th Aug - <BR> <BR> 19th Aug - <BR> <BR> 20th Aug - <BR> <BR> 21st Aug - <BR> <BR> 22nd Aug - <BR> <BR> 23rd ... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:37:31 EST Sodium Challenge 19th August-Ist September http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49482141 I am setting a challenge for you to manage your sodium intake . <BR> <BR> If you have hypertension, you'll need to take action to protect your health and reduce your chances of developing serious, even fatal, health issues. And while medication can bring high blood pressure down, there's more that you can do to improve your condition, like sticking to a diet that is known to help control hypertension. <BR> <BR> Foods to Avoid When You Have High Blood Pressure <BR> <BR> Your doctor prob... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:08:31 EST How to set up a Ledger for Tracking !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49430099 <BR> <BR> We must track everything ..I know to some, it is such a pain to do.... it does take time ... but it is so worth it !. <BR> <BR> I use a A4 ledger and I draw 13 vertical lines down each page . <BR> in each space I write. <BR> Date, Calories,Fat,Carbs,Protien,Fibre,Sodium, Strength, Cardio, Steps,Calories Burned,Total mins . <BR> At the very top of this page across wise... I write my Calorie Range. <BR> <BR> I complete this every day.... even when I am away . <BR> I... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:39:13 EST Just joined tonight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49345964 UUmmm Hi!! My name is Honnie and I'm from the South coast of NSW... After studying to change my career...at the ripe age of 41..... I put a bit on... I'm 75kg now and would like to be at least 69 one day.... I'm a mum of four and have two jobs.....Ok... three if you include the kids... :) Otherwise I'm a Bar attendant and my new job (which I was trying for) office administration assistant both are casual jobs at the moment. <BR> To start me on my way Scoopon had an offer for Anytime fitness ... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 08:01:59 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49326557 Hi, I'm new on here and it suggested I join this group. <BR> I'm 19 and live in Brisbane, wanting to live a healtheir lifestyle. The reason I want to be fitter and healthier is that I do competitive eventing and though I train 6 days a week and compete every weekend I am finding that at events on the cross country course in particular I am out of breath by the end and feeling exhausted from the bad foods I eat. It isnt so much weight loss though I wouldn't mind losing a few kilos, it's more ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 00:02:52 EST Daily Calorie Count 5th -18th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49313329 I have been asked to put up a Calorie Count Challenge .. <BR> You need to work out your own Calorie Range from your Nutrition Tracker on Sparkpeople and add it to the top of your page of this Challenge .. <BR> <BR> 05th Aug.--- <BR> 06th Aug.--- <BR> 07th Aug.--- <BR> 08th Aug.--- <BR> 09th Aug.--- <BR> 10th Aug.--- <BR> 11th Aug.--- <BR> Second Week Calorie Challenge <BR> <BR> 12th Aug.--- <BR> 13th Aug.--- <BR> 14th Aug.--- <BR> 15th Aug.--- <BR> 16th Aug.--- <BR> 17th Aug.-... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 03:14:12 EST Fiber Challenge August 5th -18th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49308070 Our body needs fiber to help to eliminate the toxins from our bodies .. we get fiber from many sources including F@V ,Pasta, Breads and Potatoes <BR> .Our daily fiber intake should be from 10 to 45 . <BR> Starting from today, using your Nutrition Tracker. <BR> I want you to tell me how much Fiber you are consuming each day .. <BR> <BR> 05th Aug.---- <BR> 06th Aug.---- <BR> 07th Aug.---- <BR> 08th Aug.---- <BR> 09th Aug.---- <BR> 10th Aug.---- <BR> 11th Aug.---- <BR> Total fiber f... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 18:27:42 EST Exercise Challenge 5th August- 18th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49307608 It is the begining of Spring here in our great Southern Land of Australia and we need to start moving . <BR> I am going to set you a exercise challenge for the next two weeks .. <BR> This is just a example of what we are going to do. <BR> It is up to you what you feel most comfortable with . <BR> <BR> 5th Aug. 10 mins <em>324</em> 10mins <em>231</em> 45 mins <em>313</em> . <BR> and so on .. <BR> I am sure you can think of something to get moving . <BR> <BR> <BR> This i... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 17:37:36 EST commit to burn calories 5th -18th Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49301561 This challenge is to commit to burn so many calories per day. We need to burn at least 3500 calories per week to lose 500grams of weight, this does equates to 500 calories per day. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed this challenge so I am running it again. <BR> <BR> 5th Aug -752 <BR> <BR> 6th Aug -1266 <BR> <BR> 7th Aug -522 <BR> <BR> 8th Aug -322 <BR> <BR> 9th Aug -716 <BR> <BR> 10th Aug -376 <BR> <BR> 11th Aug -430 <BR> <BR> total calories burnt in first week -4384 <BR> <BR> 12th Aug -680 <BR> ... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 08:23:50 EST Hi! Gamer girl here needing to lose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49300361 Hi. I'm eighteen years old and I'm trying to lose weight. I'm not entirely sure what my weight is at the moment but from what I remember my last weigh-in was, I'm probably around 330 pounds (150Kg) at the moment and I absolutely hate it. I want to be fit and I want to be able to live my life without worrying about medical needs. <BR> <BR> I'm a gamer girl. I absolutely love playing games and the internet in general. Gaming and design is where I want to go with my future career but I don't wa... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 05:37:15 EST Fruit and Veggie Challenge 5th August-18th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49299377 <em>277</em> <em>258</em> <em>69</em> <em>485</em> <em>289</em> . <BR> We have been doing so well with this Challenge I have decided to run it for another two weeks .. <BR> I thought that if you like, we could use the Fruit and Veggies Emoticons instead of writing them all down .. <BR> 05th Aug. <BR> 06th Aug. <BR> 07th Aug. <BR> 08th Aug. <BR> 09th Aug. <BR> 10th Aug. <BR> 11th Aug. <BR> 12th Aug. <BR> 13th Aug. <BR> 14th Aug. <BR> 15th Aug. <BR> 16th Aug. <BR> 17th Aug. <BR> 1... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:54:06 EST Drinking water Challenge 5th August-18th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49298644 <em>91</em> <em>194</em> . <BR> Water is essential to life .. <BR> Without adequate Water, we will dehydrate and our organs will shrivel up and die. <BR> We also need to drink more Water to help speed up weight loss <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/news/20040105/dri<BR>nking-water-may-speed-weight-loss </link> <BR> <BR> Please join me in this challenge to live a healthy life . <BR> <BR> 05th Aug. <BR> 06th Aug. <BR> 07th Aug. <BR> 08th Aug. <BR> 09th Aug. <BR> 10th Aug. <... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:33:30 EST Throw away the scales!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49279674 Recently have been studying, unwell and not motivated to exercise, jump on the scales nothing exciting. Then I go sopping for new work pants and find I have dropped 2 sizes since April!! Sure my weight loss is slow but it's coming off.. Scales can be depressing rather see difference in measurements. However, this has re motivated me to keep going to acheive my goal by Xmas this yr. have just bought a cross trainer to workout before work... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 19:17:01 EST AUGUST CHATTER BOX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49269275 Ooops, sorry everyone, I missed the start of August, Been really busy with a guest for 10 days....didn't even switch on the computer yesterday, was shopping day....I think I went in so many shops I don't want to go for another 2 weeks....lol.... <BR> @stepitoff, welcome back from your break, yes, 75% is an excellent result, you should be very proud of yourself....maybe give yourself a little break, & then a little effort will see you get to the 100% mark, I'll bet. Whatever your goal is, I fe... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 06:24:17 EST Boys names A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x49261240 Angus Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:43:01 EST Girls names A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x49261234 Angela Wed, 1 Aug 2012 16:42:31 EST 7 letter words A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x49253649 article Wed, 1 Aug 2012 08:26:15 EST 2 week steps challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49253574 This is a two week step challenge but in the second week we need to increase the steps that we did in the first week. <BR> <BR> 2nd Aug -7291 <BR> <BR> 3rd Aug -10.953 <BR> <BR> 4th Aug -13,137 <BR> <BR> 5th Aug -11000 <BR> <BR> 6th Aug -14345 <BR> <BR> 7th Aug -9986 <BR> <BR> 8th Aug -5473 <BR> <BR> total steps for first week -72185 <BR> <BR> 9th Aug -6669 <BR> <BR> 10th Aug -5103 <BR> <BR> 11th Aug -6896 <BR> <BR> 12h Aug -7569 <BR> <BR> 13th Aug -7061 <BR> <BR> 14th Aug -52... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 08:20:33 EST 3 letter words - A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8987x4672x49241898 Ant Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:04:53 EST August Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49212935 Thank your to everyone who joined in with July's Weight Loss Challenge. As before, it's choose your own goal. Please make a new post each week. <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Starting Weight as at 1st August or carry over from 28th July weigh in: <BR> Weight Loss Goal: <BR> <BR> Week 1 4/8 - <BR> Week 2 11/8 - <BR> Week 3 18/8 - <BR> Week 4 25/8 - Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:49:02 EST Sydney City to Surf - Aug 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49201750 Any Sydney-Siders doing the City to Surf on Aug 12? <BR> It's my first one, looking for training tips and advice. <BR> Cheers, <BR> Chris Sat, 28 Jul 2012 22:07:41 EST Steps or Walking Challenge 29th July- 4th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49200973 I am running this challenge for another week. <BR> Please come join us.... <BR> Walking is a great way to exercise... whether it be outside in the fresh air, or on a treadmill or just around the house with a pedometor attached .. <BR> You would be amazed at the amount of Calories you could burn. <BR> <BR> 29th July.5,613 <BR> 30th July.6,719 <BR> 31st July.6,513 <BR> 01st Aug.8,351 <BR> 02ndAug.6,391 <BR> 03rd Aug.7,190 <BR> 04th Aug 6,917 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:15:21 EST Fruit and Veggie Challenge 29th July-4th August http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49200806 We will continue the Fruit and Veggie Challenge as we need to be accountable for eating healthy.. <em>45</em> . <em>267</em> <BR> 29th.July.----Blueberries Strawberries Raspberries,Apple,Carrot, Spinach, Celery, Beetroot. Tomato,Lettuce Onion,Mushroom. <BR> 30th.July.---Blackberries,Raspberries, Strawberries, Pear,Lettuce,Tomato,Red Onion,Carrot, <BR> Mushroom.Celery. <BR> 31st.July.---Stawberries,Blueberries,Red Currants , Apple, Carrot,Mushroom,Sweet potato, Onion, Cabbage, Spina... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:59:37 EST Ready to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49129820 I want to look hot!! I'm 18 and I'm going to have an amazing body. There's not much left just a bit of toning and in ready to get rid of it Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:09:33 EST quote from SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49110817 SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says: <BR> <BR> At some point you realize that life is just that: life. <BR> Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. <BR> It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live. <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 07:01:08 EST Body trim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49094926 Has anybody tried the BodyTrim Program? Sun, 22 Jul 2012 03:49:33 EST commitment to burn calories 22nd July - 4th Aug http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49093870 This challenge is to commit to burn so many calories per day. We need to burn at least 3500 calories per week to lose 500grams of weight, this does equal 500 calories per day. <BR> <BR> I am going to commit to burn ----- calories ber day. <BR> <BR> 22nd July - <BR> <BR> 23rd July - <BR> <BR> 24th July - <BR> <BR> 25th July - <BR> <BR> 26th July - <BR> <BR> 27th July - <BR> <BR> 28th July - <BR> <BR> calories burnt for the week <BR> <BR> <BR> Second week <BR> <BR> <BR> 29th J... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:05:48 EST Introducing ftwolee in Sparkies Downunder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49083853 It's taken me a while to get to this. But here I am now. I actually joined Spark people.com kind of accidentally when I purchased a Sparkpeople cookbook for my Kindle. The f in my username is for Fiona. I live in Darwin where we are having a kind of wintry dry season right now and I love it. I love wearing jeans now that I am a size 8-10! <BR> <BR> I lost 43 kilos with Calorieking.com.au between December 2008 and November 2011 and wanted to know more about the relationship between nutrition... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 08:49:57 EST Steps or Walking Challenge 22st - 28th July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x49082684 Thank you to those of you that tried this challenge ... <BR> I am continuing this for another week .. <BR> <BR> 22nd July.6919 <BR> 23rd July .6261 <BR> 24th July.3761 <BR> 25th July. 4961 <BR> 26th July.5196 <BR> 27th July.4192 <BR> 28th July.6196 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 06:18:24 EST Who is going to commit to 30 Minutes of Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x49082147 I am asking you all to commit to 30 minutes of exercise each day for the rest of the month of July .. <BR> We have summer coming up and I am sure we want to be fit and healthy to enjoy our days in the sun. <BR> 21st July. <BR> 22nd July. <BR> 23rd July. <BR> 24th July. <BR> 25th July. <BR> 26th July. <BR> 27th July. <BR> 28th July. <BR> 29thJuly. <BR> 30th July. <BR> 31st July. Sat, 21 Jul 2012 01:53:22 EST It's amazing what foods can help you to be healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49082055 Foods that may help to keep Arthritis at bay <BR> <BR> For example, for breakfast, try eating cereal with 1 cup Kashi or another cereal containing at least 6g of fiber, 1 cup low fat milk, 2tbs unsalted pecans, and 1/2 cup of a fruit of choice. For lunch, consider a slice of whole-wheat pita bread with provolone cheese, hummus, in addition to a fresh fruit or vegetable. If you’re looking for a snack during the day, try eating a piece of fresh fruit drizzled with honey. For dinner, try Musta... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 01:36:28 EST I am worth it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4672x49080439 well worth watching this one. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLQiieWYyy8&<BR>feature=player_embedded </link> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:45:48 EST Hi too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49035326 I am loving this site! I have been a sparky for a week now and have seen the changes in my choices already cant wait to spread the news with my friends. Congrats to all of you for joining Sparkpeople it is great, and I plan to get to know some of the aussie team when I get time to spend chatting xx <em>243</em> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:02:29 EST Do any females on here suffer from PCOS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x4672x49007739 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am a 25 year old woman living with polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS) and I am so sick and tired of being obese. I have no self esteem and I realise it's due to my body image, <BR> <BR> I live in Melbourne and would love to share some tips on how to lose weight with this annoying condition. <BR> <BR> Much love! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:19:34 EST Steps or Walking Challenge 15th-21st July http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=18053x4672x48987351 Please enter your steps or walking minutes goals here.. <BR> <BR> <BR> 15th. <BR> 16th. <BR> 17th. <BR> 18th. <BR> 19th. <BR> 20th. <BR> 21st. <BR> Copy and Paste this template... Good luck and enjoy!! Sun, 15 Jul 2012 01:14:03 EST Calorie Count and Exercise Challenge 15th-21st Jul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=8268x4672x48986544 I am combining two challenges together as they got the same amount of votes ... <BR> <BR> Calorie Range.---- Daily Exercise Goal ---- <BR> <BR> <BR> 15th.---- <BR> 16th.---- <BR> 17th,---- <BR> 18th.---- <BR> 19th.---- <BR> 20th.---- <BR> 21st.---- <BR> <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste this template <BR> and Have fun!! Sat, 14 Jul 2012 23:41:20 EST