SparkPeople Fitness Buddy Circle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=47587 Want a Fitness Buddy? We Did! Together, we help each other become fit and healthy! SparkPeople Fitness Buddy Circle Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=47587 Attitude of Gratitude! Today, I am Thankful for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x55650033 Today I am thankful for a really fabulous day! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:22:22 EST ROCKTOBER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x55102024 Credit my Sparkfriend Pixie-Licious for blogging about her ROCKTOBER challenge. That gave me the idea, and she said I could adopt her idea, of finding out ways to Rock October. <BR> <BR> I have been so off track in so many areas there are lots of places where I can improve. I am going to work on consistency in small areas. <BR> <BR> I will think about the food choices I make before I inhale something! <BR> I will find something positive about me every day <BR> I will add to my step count.... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:09:36 EST Declare Your Independence Every Day (7/2013) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x53963746 What choices will you make TODAY to set yourself free from that extra weight? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 18:27:15 EST June: How Will You Bloom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x53566710 The end of June will mark the halfway point in the year. That's 29 days from now. What are you going to do to move yourself closer to your goals? <BR> <BR> Me? I signed up for the Corporate Challenge charity walk in September. I've lined up two training partners! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 22:59:35 EST Get Ready for Spring (and Summer)! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x52162320 Spring is about 4 weeks away. What are you going to do to get ready to wear fewer layers of clothing? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:46:15 EST Set a September Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x49722396 I read a blog on SP this morning and it gave me an idea. The writer is a team leader at work for a pedometer challenge. She did not offer more details than that, but that is what gave me the idea. <BR> <BR> For September. I am going to walk 20 minutes every day. <BR> Please join me with this or another self-challenge and report in! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:17:04 EST Fitness - What are you doing today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x49457967 I just reread an SP article about using a pedometer and am going to ramp up my steps until I am consistently doing 12K a day. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:40:53 EST HELP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x47920710 I have been off of sp for a couple of weeks now. I just can't seem to get motivated to exercise and I'm eating everything in sight. I have started new meds to get my head right, but I am having a tough time and I feel like I have no support. I have been having night mares and they are not letting me sleep even with medications. The one pill that did help made my blood pressure so low that I almost passed out every morning when I'd try and get up. I know that someone here will help me but who? Sat, 5 May 2012 06:09:27 EST February Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x46356017 Thought that I'd start this since some of us are active again. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 08:14:23 EST CM_GARDNER78 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x46182735 I invited CM_GARDNER78 (Christa) to join the group. She is on another team with me and needs some motivational thoughts and ideas. If younz could help her as much as you've helped me, she will be sparking in NO TIME!! Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:54:37 EST Share Your Nonscale Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x45886337 What did you do today that was a good choice, that moved you further on your healthy journey and/or is a victory? <BR> <BR> Example: Today, I picked up a small candy bar. I could not open it. That gave me time to think. I put it back! Sat, 7 Jan 2012 18:51:00 EST Emoticon: How Are You Feeling Today?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x44494438 <em>334</em> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 19:50:37 EST October Challenge~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x44387107 Learn a new ST exercise every day! There are plenty on the SparkPeople website and there is an exercise email every day. Sun, 2 Oct 2011 15:28:24 EST What are You Doing for FUN?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x44289838 I don't do nearly enough things for fun. Tomorrow, however, I get to go to the SF Giants game with my supervising attorneys. Box seats - something I've never had. It will be great fun! <BR> <BR> I hope this is a step towards getting balance back in my life. How about you?! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:10:08 EST The Season of Food is Coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x44146151 This is the time of year when food appears at work, when stores are filled with candy for Halloween. Then there is the bounty of Thanksgiving and the sweetness of Christmas. <BR> <BR> How will you approach the food season this year? Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:59:24 EST What's Your Plan for a Super September?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x43838632 What are you planning to do to make the 30 days in September count?! <BR> <BR> Me: seeing a doctor to get an answer for this foot pain <BR> Back to the basics of measuring my food <BR> No excuses for not staying on track with food and water <BR> I want to see a four pound loss at the end of September, minimum! <BR> <BR> What are YOU planning? Wed, 31 Aug 2011 20:17:36 EST What Inspired You Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x43355363 What or who inspired you today? <BR> A song? <BR> Seeing someone on the move? <BR> A Sparkfriend? <BR> Spread that Spark and share your inspiration! Wed, 3 Aug 2011 20:07:16 EST Finish Summer Strong: August Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x43316236 August - just the word says summer is going to end. I did not make it into that smaller swimsuit this summer, but - I am aiming at a new goal before Thanksgiving!' <BR> <BR> How about you?! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:32:58 EST Weight loss anyone in July? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x43289922 Just wondering if anyone has lost or gained this month. If you gained, don't sweat it, you can lose it. I KNOW YOU CAN!!!!!. If you lost, TERRIFIC!!!! Post your pounds here!! Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:20:05 EST ahhhhhhh hhhhhh!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x43218460 Hey Team! <BR> <BR> I am really looking for support. I am just really failing on getting my eating right and working out. I guess I am just looking for some warm fuzzies...lol...... <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a good day and any sort of encouragement would be great!! <BR> <BR> Jennie Wed, 27 Jul 2011 09:49:47 EST July 16-31 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x43034007 What are your goals? <BR> Post here and update after the 31st so we can celebrate with you! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:09:26 EST July 1 - 15, 2011 Weight Loss Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x42764903 What are your weight loss goals for the first half of July? <BR> I am starting the month at 167.7 and want to drop a pound by the 15th. That's achievable. My stretch goal is to drop 1.7 Sat, 2 Jul 2011 13:26:22 EST July 1 - 15, 2011 Fitness Minutes and Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x42764876 What are your fitness goals for the first half of July? <BR> I missed my goals last month, but am bolstered for this month by having lost a little weight. Because I am still dealing with the tendonitis, I am going to start slowly so it doesn't flare up completely.75 Minutes this first week and 100 for the second. I may blow past it, but I may not! Sat, 2 Jul 2011 13:24:19 EST Freedom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x42738949 What choices / actions are you making today to celebrate your freedom from your pre-SparkPeople Lifestyle? <BR> <BR> I have been staying within range the past two days. A small start, but I am breaking the spell, the siren song of empty calories... <em>334</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:56:57 EST July 1 - 15, 2011 Fitness & Weightloss Actions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x42738878 What are your actions today in furtherance of your goals? Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:52:50 EST Motivational or Inspirational Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x42648997 I may walk slowly, but I never walk backward - Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> Actually, walking backward is very good exercise, but, speaking from a metaphysical sense, backwards is a bad thing! I am moving forward today. I stepped on the sclae, pulled out the tape meansure and had a self-assessment period. I don't like the way I look and feel and I need to start moving in the right direction again...NOT backwards! <BR> <BR> What got you up and out the door today?! Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:41:35 EST Hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x42592125 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I am in the middle of my weight loss journey and I have hit some bumps in the road. I am looking for some motivation and new friends! <BR> <BR> Jennie Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:55:57 EST Finish June Strong! (Weightloss & Fitness Minutes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x42564146 Apologies, Team! I did not realize I had not set up our message boards. Given that I'm about a week late, I combined the topics into one. <BR> <BR> Me? I gained this month, so I will be happy with half a pound loss. <BR> Exercise is almost nonexistent - way too much pain from tendonitis and other things. <BR> <BR> How about you? How will you finish June?! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:07:46 EST A Positive Attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x42367620 How to do you maintain a positive attitude? How do you regain a positive attitude? <BR> I read a great blog from the leader of the Slowest Loser team about using "that's not me" when the negative thoughts come. I'm going to use that and see how it goes. Sat, 11 Jun 2011 15:04:22 EST June 1 - 15, 2011 Weightloss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x42125244 What are your goals? <BR> Post here and come back for the celebration! Mon, 30 May 2011 12:51:59 EST June 1 -15, 2011 Fitness MInutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x42125215 What are your goals? <BR> Post here and update after the 15th so we can celebrate with you! Mon, 30 May 2011 12:50:44 EST Planning for the Holiday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x41972793 A week from tomrrow is Memorial Day and July 4th is right around the corner. How will you plan your food for success? How will you spend the day? Exercise as usual, exercise less or more? How will you give yourself a special day?! Sun, 22 May 2011 12:48:24 EST May 16 - 31, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41833755 What are your exercise goals? Post here and update. Sun, 15 May 2011 10:54:07 EST May 16 -31, 2011 Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41833705 What are your goals for the second half of May? Post here and then update! <BR> Sun, 15 May 2011 10:51:03 EST Challenge for 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x41582981 Try to fit in some "extra" exercise. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park a little further away, make more than one trip from the car with your groceries, ya know what I'm getting at. Try it and post what you did. Mon, 2 May 2011 18:42:14 EST May 1 - 15, 2011 Weight Loss Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41551968 After ignoring myself for nearly all of April, I am back up to last year's weight at about this time. 167.1 <BR> <BR> However, I am not going to focus on the number, though I will set a goal of -1 lb per week. I am going to focus on fitness minutes, eating right and getting my water in... Sun, 1 May 2011 13:02:41 EST May 1 - 15, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41551905 What are your goals for the first half of May? <BR> I am starting very small in my recommitment to my SP journey. 10 minutes 5 days a week. Sun, 1 May 2011 12:59:05 EST Challenge for 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x41530487 Weekends are tough for me. I tend to slack off a little. So, if you are anything like me, this will be a challenge. Eat at least one healthy meal today. Post what you ate and how it made you feel. Sat, 30 Apr 2011 10:24:15 EST Challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x41464387 So------no one stepped up on today's water challenge, including me...Is a daily challenge too much? Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:52:49 EST Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - Quench Your Thirst! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x41439719 Get all your water in today plus one more! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:35:26 EST Easter Sunday (April 24, 2011) Share Love Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19588x47587x41413920 Today's Challenge: <BR> spread love. <BR> <BR> Spend time with someone you love <BR> Call a relative who's too far away to visit <BR> Send an email to a friend who needs encouragement <BR> Send a SparkGoodie to a Sparkfriend <BR> Make loving choices for yourself today Sun, 24 Apr 2011 13:58:35 EST weight streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41325248 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> So easter is coming, i'm really scared... <BR> <BR> I thought that a challenge may encourage us... My idea was we created a group with everyone's name and we would post our weight. Then we would weight in again next week, those that kept or loose weight would stay in, those who gained weight would be out... We should done this until only on of us was in... What do you think? Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:50:46 EST April 16-23, 2011 A Week of Daily Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41266815 Saturday - do some exercise that is fun! <BR> Sunday - Practice the "attitude of gratitude"! What are you thankful for? <BR> Monday - Lighten someone's burden - do something for someone else <BR> Tuesday - Try a new food! <BR> Wednesday - Make "hump day" different by changing your routine <BR> Thursday - 10 glasses of water today! <BR> Friday - Healthy snacks today! <BR> <BR> Share with the team how your week goes, daily or all at once... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:10:55 EST April 16 - 30, 2011 Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41266728 What are your goals for the rest of the month?! Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:04:38 EST April 16 - 30, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41266705 What are you planning to do for the balance of the month, daily and cumulatively? I saw SparkGuy's blog saying he is starting a 1,000 day 10 minute fitness streak. If you all will help hold me accountable, I am going to make a run at this! Sat, 16 Apr 2011 22:03:10 EST April 10 Daily Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x41133399 Today's challnge: <BR> Have a Balanced day <BR> cardio <BR> strength training <BR> water <BR> food <BR> **** <BR> Get in a little of each and then share how your day went! <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Apr 2011 14:46:11 EST April 1-15, 2011 Weight Loss Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40961021 I am going to lose a pound before tax day! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:58:48 EST April 1-15, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40961010 Goals? Achievements? Post here! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:57:28 EST New Month! New Goals! What are YOU Doing in April? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40960990 I hit the reset button and have scaled everything back with the hopes success will reignite my Spark. Back to basics. This week, stay on track for water and calories. Five days a week 10 minutes of cardio and strength training. Yes, small, but.... Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:56:12 EST Daily Thoughts Become Beliefs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40658996 I am a woman on a mission! <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> To make any progress I need to work on my thoughts daily. <BR> <BR> Affirmation: I am easily losing weight in a healthy way <BR> Why would I want junk food when there is so much good food to eat? <BR> <BR> List of my insane beliefs that I am working on: <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Food comforts me. TRUTH IS that overeating is self inflicted abuse. <BR> 2. I can always wait til tomorrow to start eating healthy again. TRUTH IS my body will ... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:36:03 EST Are You Getting Slim and Healthy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40657276 <em>9</em> <em>311</em> <em>108</em> <em>34</em> <em>414</em> <em>9</em> <em>91</em> <em>102</em> <BR> This summer I am going to look good in shorts. I have been losing and finding the same couple of pounds for years. This is my summer to be <em>9</em> I need to see progress so I will assume if I enjoy small healthy meals I will have lost 1/7 lb. and will weigh 149 lbs by 3/25. <BR> <BR> Week One <BR> 3/17 - 150 lbs <BR> 3/18 - 149 6/7 <BR> <BR> Need to keep my eyes on my goal... Sat, 19 Mar 2011 12:30:40 EST Marh 16 - 31, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40582778 Post your goals for the 2nd half of the month and report back as you move! <BR> <BR> Me: 1200 minutes Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:13:30 EST March 16 -31, 2011 Weightloss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40582741 Post your goals for the 2nd half of the month here and update as you get close to achievement or need encouragement for a speedbump. <BR> <BR> My goal: 2 pounds down! Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:11:14 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x40406212 Hi, I am new to this team, but old to SparkPeople. I have been a part of Sparkpeople for over a year and have not been able to lose much. I think my biggest problem is I need support and accountability. I can usually do good for about 2 weeks and then I loss all motivation. I thought about joining WW, but I would never use there site or point system because I love Sparkpeople so it would just be a waste of money. <BR> <BR> I will be grateful for any and all support and i will do my best... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 19:21:59 EST Men! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40325291 My husband and I were having a discussion last night. I was saying that my 45min walk, at a steady pace and was causing me enough to sweat is exercise. He says that it is NOT exercise!!!!! <BR> I wonder what i have to be doing for him to class it as exercise? <BR> What say you? Fri, 4 Mar 2011 07:20:25 EST March 1 - 15, 2011 Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40268399 Set your goals for the first half of March here. Set, share and post updates so we can celebrate your success with you (and cheer you on if you hit a speed bump)! <BR> <BR> Me: I didn't think to weigh in today (I've been avoiding the scale), but I will tomorrow. I aim for 2 pounds for the first half of the month...That would be significant - I am a turtle! <BR> <BR> 3/2-I weighed in after 2 cups of coffee :( 166.9 which is up from my last weigh-in. <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 21:45:13 EST March 1 - 15, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40268330 What are your goals for the first half of the month? Set your goals, share and post updates so we can cheer you on! <BR> <BR> Me: Dialing it back for success - 500 fitness minutes <BR> 3/1-2: 130 minutes (370 to go) <BR> 3/3: 39 minutes (331 to go) Tue, 1 Mar 2011 21:42:37 EST Food Substitutions - What Have You Changed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40213856 What food have you changed since you started SP? <BR> I changed from 2% milk to nonfat milk <BR> I switched from monterey jack cheese to skim mozzarella <BR> I eat light butter popcorn instead of chips and other stuff <BR> <BR> What choices have you made, especially for snacks? Sun, 27 Feb 2011 20:32:55 EST What are Your Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x40210158 Share your goals here: weekly, daily, biweekly - whatever you're comfortable with and, more importantly, what you are willing to commit to on this team. We'll cheer each other on. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:37:53 EST Hi to all the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x40207948 Hi all, <BR> I am new to the team and to spark. I am just finding my way (if you pardon the pun!) and i am loving spark, I find myself on spark on a daily basis and its just fabulous. <BR> I have now been going to the gym for 24 weeks now and i must be the only person that can go to the gym for that length of time and still look excatly the same!!! The reason for this is......i cant stop eating junk food. BUT with my dedication of going to the gym every 2 days i am not putting on weight, whic... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:53:07 EST Welcome to BNBLYNNE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x40130795 Hi, Team, <BR> We have a new member! BNBLYNNE joined us today! Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:54:23 EST Intro to Oona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x40047184 I'm Oona. I'm 39 and holding. I've been on SP for about 3 years now. I had started with a successful journey until the death of my mother. I have started over and over and over. I'm glad I got an invite to this team. It's just what I need. I hope to meet all of you and be a good friend to all of you. Sun, 20 Feb 2011 14:35:34 EST February 16 - 28, 2011 Weightloss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39972656 I'd be happy to lose 2 pounds during this timeframe. When I weighed in this weekend, I was back up to 165.8 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 23:02:07 EST February 16 - 28, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39972626 I had 29 walking minutes, some light strength training and a custom Kettlebell workout. Not sure how to count the ST towards time...! Wed, 16 Feb 2011 22:59:42 EST Welcome Chaotic-Kitty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x39763909 Hey, Team! <BR> We have a new member! <BR> Chaotic-Kitty joined today, following in JakeandNellie'2 and CMRAND54's footsteps, SparkFriends I knew before I started this team. <BR> <BR> I hope y'all will continue to make this team warm and welcoming for each other! <BR> HUGS to all of you! Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:47:10 EST Nutrition Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39733432 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> So i'm having some trouble with my meal plan. I created this topic so that we can share our food dificulties. <BR> <BR> I have a very short lunch break ( about 15 minutes). I don't have a microwaves or a oven in my work place... At dinner time I get home so exausted that I never feel like cooking (I have cereals or a soup, so I have to make lunch a very complete and full of good things for me. Any ideas of food that can help me? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:49:43 EST February 01-15, 2011 Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39590858 Please record your weight loss goal and progress here for the first half of the month. <BR> <BR> Me - SW 163.7 (I think) <BR> Goal - 160.0 Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:12:50 EST February 01-15, 2011 Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39590813 Please record your goals and achievements here for the first half of February. <BR> <BR> For me - anything I do this month is going to be over what I did a year ago at this time. (I joined 01/27/10 & was not "with it" immediately.) <BR> <BR> My goal: 750 fitness minutes <BR> 2/1 - 57 Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:11:25 EST Another newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x39568618 Hi. I've been on Spark for about 15 months and am losing my motivation and "get up and go." <BR> My name is Sheila and I'm in NE Ohio. I'm a retired teacher, having taught primary grades for 35 years. I've been retired for 3, and will be 61 in a little over a month. My user name comes from my "furry babies," Jake and Nellie (cats). <BR> I hope we can encourage one another to stay on track - I'm really struggling at this time. <BR> Sheila Mon, 31 Jan 2011 02:23:42 EST Weightloss Challenge (Jan 16-31, 20110 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39202475 What are your weightloss goals for these two weeks? <BR> Post your goals, your progress and your encouragement here. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:11:53 EST Fitness Minutes Challenge (Jan 16-31, 2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39202411 What are your fitness minute goals for these two weeks? Post here and encourage each other here! Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:09:47 EST Buddy help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39079908 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> I haven't seen LORILYNN101 in a while... I'm worried, I sent her an email, and didn't get any answer... Since we are a buddy circle, I was hoping you could try to talk to her... We need to help each other... <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:45:50 EST Home Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x39079723 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> I workout at home. I don't have the strength to leave the house to go to the gym ( honestly). I was wondering is there any fitness dvds that you like and advice? <BR> <BR> I'm doing 3 week boot camp, by denise austin, and I was hoping for some change. <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:38:50 EST what are YOUR tips for staying motivated!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38941750 Mine is going to the gym with friends. When you have them right there with you, you can all push eachother and you get better results. <BR> <BR> what about you? Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:15:24 EST I'm losing energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38881507 I am back at college now after my 6 week break at home. I have worked out the last 2 days, and I have been eating right. But I am sooooo tired. <BR> My course load this quarter is terrible, so I don't have much time to my self, and what little time I have, I'm doing homework, stressing or getting on SP (which is a good thing :)) <BR> <BR> how do you guys stay energized with busy schedules?? Tue, 4 Jan 2011 17:13:42 EST AWESOME MOTIVATING LINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38874230 i came a cross this link in the last couple of days. it is AWESOME from one of my favorite sites that i follow. this particular subject is motivational for exercising especially when it is not one of your favorite things to do. this gives it a whole new meaning and push which is what i am sure we could all use. <BR> <BR> http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/20<BR>11/01/03/how-to-implement-exercise-in-<BR>your-daily-routine/ <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:41:36 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38832594 Good Morning group, it is going to be a great day for us all. A great way to start the day EXERCISE it will make you feel wonderful. Lets get up and get started. <em>30</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 07:11:28 EST My own streaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38817182 I want to exercise first thing in the morning, because I don't know what will happen during the day and if I'll have any other time to exercise (and like I said I made the 10 minutes a day commitment). The other streak has to do with my weakness, sweets. I'll try no to eat sweets during the week (from monday to friday). By sweets I mean chocolates, milk chocolate, pudim and cakes... I'll continuing on eating, chocolate cereals (because I really like them). I'll start both of them tomorrow. <B... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:24:55 EST depressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38797944 i am depressed with how i look and feel. i feel like i want to see my doctor and see if i can get some diet pills for a jump start:((((((((( <em>46</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 23:00:21 EST Getting To Know You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38761621 Hello Group I want to take this time to get to know you all on a more personal level if that is okay by you all. I have read your pages and wow we are all unique. I have taken the time to add you all as friends since we are on this journey together I hope that you dont mind. Here is a little info about me. I have been married for 16 yrs we have a daughter who is about to graduate from Michigan State University this May. I am a proud mother lol. I am in school working on my Masters in Educatio... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:15:08 EST Fitness Minutes Challenge (January 1-15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38760563 Post your goals and "edit" your posts to add what you have accomplished. <BR> <BR> My goal for the first half of January is 7,500 minutes. <BR> Winner will be determined on January 16 (to capture through the 15th) Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:16:07 EST Fast Start (Jan 1-15) Weightloss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38760527 Post your beginning weight on this thread. I will weigh in and post tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Note: as you add on, "edit" your post so that we don't have a super long thread to scroll through. Biggest loser will be determined on the 15th of January. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:14:13 EST January Fitness Minutes - What's your goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38760036 I am going to do 1500 fitness minutes in January. <BR> (I did slightly over 1100 in December) <BR> Walking, elliptical, stationary bike & treadmill Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:46:19 EST Friendly Competition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38754195 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> I was thinking of some Friendly competition... What do you think? <BR> <BR> One of my idea was each of us would weight and the next week we would see who lost more weight... <BR> <BR> Another, for the coach potatoes like me, Maybe an exercise streak... If anyone broke it that person, or everyone in the group for more motivation, would have to do something to compensate... <BR> <BR> what do you think?any other ideas? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:55:00 EST snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38752041 i have an idea so tell me what you girls think; we list a bunch of snacks that are good to have in case someone didn't think of a particular snack that one of us can have. what do you girls think about that idea. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 02:24:28 EST new manual treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38749148 i got my treadmill today, wooohooo. i am stoked girls. starting tomorrow or maybe the new year i am going to war with my body. today was a better eating day. i did try the treadmill and being that it is manual it is more resistance on my legs, it felt like i was doing lunges. i have a big red ball to balance my back and do sit ups and arm weights while balancing the ball so that every part of my body will be getting a work our with my regime. man why does all this seem like it has be hard to ... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:43:19 EST Day report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38742071 Hi everyone <BR> How has your day? I'm pretty happy with myself... Went for a 60 minutes walk with my family, and stayed within my calorie range... <BR> <BR> What about you? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:46:36 EST Hey guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38734756 hi everyone! I'm so glad this small group was started. I was really looking for people that could motivate me each day to get up and do something. I'm hoping this group helps. Maybe we could start a discussion board that we write on each day and say what we did for exercise? I find it always helps when I'm forced to write it down. Hopefully we are all going to be able to stay in contact with each other on here so we can help if someone falls off their path. <BR> I'm looking forward to gettin... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 10:24:43 EST new friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38724186 btw, just want to tell you both i just added you two as friends on my page. <em>247</em> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 20:11:13 EST eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x38720664 i am having a problem being hungry all the time, don't like this. any suggestions???? <em>39</em> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:00:34 EST Fitness Goals / Challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47587x38720531 I hate to exercise! I know I need to, but I need someone to help me be accountable and do it! I walk often, but it's not really cardio and Strength Training is almost nonexistent. <BR> <BR> How did you get started? Where are you now? What are your challenges or goals? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:54:02 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x38720457 hello, i am excited about this little group for support that i am needing as i am sure we all need it. looking forward to conversing with each of you so we can ban together and accomplish our mission for the new year looking and feeling better about ourselves. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:50:08 EST Why Another Team? Why the Name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47587x38720372 Yesterday I went to the need help message board and found that several people were looking for fitness buddies. I have been looking for one for 11 months. We corresponded and decided that a team might be the best way for us to support, encourage and challenge each other. <BR> <BR> I envision this to be a very open team - as you join, share what your fitness needs are and help set goals and challenges! We can do this together! <BR> <BR> I picked the name and logo (the clip art is called "C... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:45:11 EST