SparkPeople SP Class of May 8-14, 2011 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=50347 This team is for all members who joined SparkPeople from May 8-14, 2011. We're here to help answer your questions and get you started on your journey. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of May 8-14, 2011 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=50347 2014 Goals and Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x56073190 How fast time flies! We are at the end of another year. Although it will be a busy last few days of 2013, have you thought about your goals for the new year? <BR> <BR> What would you like to see the Team do next year? Any challenges? Fun stuff? <BR> <BR> Let us know your thoughts. <BR> <BR> And in the meantime, wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:08:18 EST Changes to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x55318431 When you log onto Spark People Monday, you will see a totally different start page. You may have gotten an email about it. Changes look exciting! Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:10:54 EST Yumadar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x54405589 Bac k on the program, got lost over the winer. Gained more weight, have back problems, so now is the time to do something about it, I feel I can get the support from this program. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:47:30 EST July 2013 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x53946852 How many fitness minutes will you pledge for July? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 7/1: 30 minutes strength t... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:38:16 EST What are you grateful for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x53860681 Thought we'd start a fun thread.......take the next letter of the alphabet and tell us what you are grateful for. <BR> <BR> <BR> A - America <BR> <BR> <BR> Next word starts with the letter "B". Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:28:14 EST June 2013 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x53566125 How many fitness minutes will you pledge for June? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 30/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 6/1: 30 minutes strength t... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 22:09:21 EST June 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x53558014 June is here. Where did the first part of year go? Seems like it was just the new year and five months later haven't accomplished much. Can't say the weather's been good with all the rain and humidity - causing really bad hair days! <BR> <BR> What do you guys think of a challenge for the summer? How can we get more Team members involved? <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 08:51:23 EST May 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x53177525 Well, hello all! <BR> <BR> Words cannot describe how happy I am that May is here! April, especially the tail end of the month, kicked the tail end of ME! Sigh! Anyway, the weather here is AMAZING (which is so unusual for the Pacific Northwest!), which I find to be a great motivator....as long as I have enough allergy medication! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Wed, 1 May 2013 10:01:17 EST May 2013 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x53177458 How many fitness minutes will you pledge for May? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 5/1: 30 minutes strength tr... Wed, 1 May 2013 09:56:53 EST April 2013 - Chit Chat about Spring goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x52923157 What are your goals for the spring? How can we help you achieve your goals? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:37:20 EST April Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x52761190 How many fitness minutes will you pledge for April? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 30/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 4/1: 30 minutes strength ... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:08:42 EST March 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x52348589 Okay, I somehow messed up my SparkPeople settings and didn't get any message notifications, so I missed pretty much all of February! Oh well, March is here....is anyone else excited for Spring? <BR> <BR> -Melinda Sat, 2 Mar 2013 00:14:41 EST March Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x52348560 How many fitness minutes will you pledge for March? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 3/1: 30 minutes strength ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 00:10:21 EST February 2013 Chit-Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x51929524 I am so glad that February is here! January was just brutal for us...culminating in a nasty case of norovirus (stomach flu) hitting my kids and I. Sigh. I think I'm back to normal and my daughter is getting close, but my son is still sick. <BR> <BR> I hope you all are healthy! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:22:34 EST February Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x51929447 How many fitness minutes will you pledge for January? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 28/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> Goal set: 1000 minutes <BR> 2/1: 30 minutes strengt... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:17:46 EST January 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x51419733 Happy New Year everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm happy to see 2013 arrive...mostly because it means the end of the 2012 holidays. Don't get me wrong--I had fun...but maybe too much fun. My scale reading and measurements this morning were NOT pretty! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> -Melinda Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:57:14 EST January 2013 (!!) Fitness Tracker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x51414228 Okay, it's January....let's start this year out right! <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes will you pledge for January? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes <BR> <BR>... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:24:24 EST Team events for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x51160579 The New Year is almost here. Eeks! I don't know where 2012 went but I for one did not live up to my potential this year so therefore it slid by just like the rest -- too busy working and not taking enough time for me. <BR> <BR> What kind of things would you like to see our team doing next year? Are you up for some short term or long term challenges? One on one? Team v team? Any other ideas? Are you working on a challenge with another team that you think our team could benefit from, ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:21:16 EST November 2012 Chit-Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x50651104 It seems like it has been quite a while since we had any real conversation here! I thought I'd start a monthly thread for some friendly chit-chat! <BR> <BR> As for me, I'm glad October is behind me! I was (am!) sick for about half the month. I really hope I get over whatever this is soon! Ugh! <BR> <BR> I need to start getting ready for Thanksgiving. I'm cooking this year (not the first time) and we're hosting my in-laws (the first time!). It should be fun, but I need to get organi... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:17:39 EST November 2012 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x50650946 <BR> Even though I didn't meet my goal last month, this challenge has been a good one for me! I just need to be more realistic this month! <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes will you pledge for November? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 30/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the ... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 22:11:07 EST October 2012 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x50195279 Even though I didn't meet my goal last month, this challenge has been a good one for me! I just need to be more realistic this month! <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes will you pledge for October? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:18:56 EST September 2012 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x49720799 (Blatantly stealing Mom-Mom8's post...for this! <em>20</em> ) <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes will you pledge for September? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 30/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can post just the number of minutes, or the exercise you did along with the number of minutes... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:06:05 EST September 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x49718258 What are your goals for September? How can we challenge each other? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 07:33:35 EST Challenge August 19 -25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x49518675 Exercise a minimum of 20 minutes a day for 6 days. 5 points for the week <BR> Track you food every day 5 points for the week <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day - 5 points for the week <BR> Stay within your calorie (or WW point) range - 5 points for the week <BR> Do Strength Training - 12-15 reps of 10 different exercises (over the week) - 5 points for the week <BR> Select a 10 minute video from the fitness tab that you have not done before. Do it 2 days this week. Next week le... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:47:53 EST Challenge August 12 to 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x49411200 <em>213</em> <em>217</em> <em>237</em> <em>311</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>190</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> We will continue this challenge for another week. Please use this thread to Chat about this challenge and to encourage each other. Do you want weekly challenges to continue? Do you have suggestions for the weekly challange? Please enter them in this thread or spark mail me. <BR> <BR> Have a Great week Sparking! <BR> <BR> Exercise a minimum of 20 minutes a day for 6 d... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:47:18 EST Challenge for August 5 thru August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x49309975 We will continue this challenge for another week. Please use this thread to Chat about this challenge and to encourage each other. Do you have suggestions for the weekly challange? Please enter them in this thread or spark mail me. <BR> <BR> Have a Great week Sparking! <BR> <BR> Exercise a minimum of 20 minutes a day for 6 days. 5 points for the week <BR> Track you food every day 5 points for the week <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day - 5 points for the week <BR> Stay wit... Sat, 4 Aug 2012 20:55:10 EST August 2012 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x49235702 What are your goals for August? Have you joined one or both Team Challenges? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:11:49 EST August 2012 Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x49196756 <em>213</em> <em>237</em> <em>322</em> <em>317</em> <em>319</em> <em>363</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>309</em> <BR> <BR> How many fitness minutes will you pledge for August? <BR> <BR> For this challenge you decide how many minutes you will do each day/ week and multiply by 31/ 4 to get your goal. Post your goal and return to this thread daily / weekly to record your minutes and update your progress towards goal/ minutes left. <BR> <BR> You can p... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:20:22 EST Team Challenge and Chat for July 29 thru August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x49196550 Who is up for a challenge? We have not done this for a while and I know a few of us need the push and accountability from the team to keep us moving forward. <BR> <BR> This challenge is for a week to see how it goes. We can continue this challenge for another week or change it up. Please use this thread to Chat about this challenge <BR> <BR> Exercise a minimum of 20 minutes a day for 6 days. 5 points for the week <BR> Track you food every day 5 points for the week <BR> Drink at least 8... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:59:07 EST Weekly challenge - Sun July 1 to Sat July 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48784348 I guess I should move these down to the challenge section. Next week. <BR> <BR> This week, enjoy the week, do a good deed every day and enjoy the Fourth of July! <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 23:25:24 EST Weekly challenge - Sun Jun 24 to Sat Jun 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48676745 A little late..... <BR> <BR> Let's get back on track. How about no junk food this week, just healthy snacks. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 22:59:37 EST Yes, I'm still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48674031 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I wanted to drop you all a quick note to let you know that I AM STILL ALIVE! I know I dropped off the face of SparkPeople for a while--it was a combination of a lot of stuff going on in my life )(nothing bad, just stuff!) and the fact that I just got overwhelmed a bit with all my "computer stuff." <BR> <BR> I decided that I needed to streamline things. So, I unsubscribed from most of the my SparkTeams--keeping just the ones I can be active with (like this one!) and u... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:57:31 EST What's your favorite snack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48598777 When you need something quick to eat or just need a snack, what's your favorite? Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:03:31 EST Weekly challenge - Sun Jun 17 to Sat Jun 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48548821 You decide your goal for this week. At the end of the week, tell us if you were able to reach your goal. We will start a new topic for each week. Good luck everyone! <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 09:20:35 EST Weekly challenge - Sun June 10 to Sat July 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48440294 You decide your goal for this week. At the end of the week, tell us if you were able to reach your goal. We will start a new topic for each week. Good luck everyone! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 22:56:08 EST New challenge question? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48276729 What does everyone think about starting a weekly personal goal to challenge ourselves to reach our goals and be accountable for what we would like to accomplish? Maybe Saturday to Saturday? Goals could be no snacking this week, exercise 10 min a day, drink 8 cups of water, etc. - whatever you would like to challenge yourself to that particular week. And then report back at the end of the week with how you did and what you want to accomplish the next week. <BR> <BR> I for one need some m... Tue, 29 May 2012 11:11:50 EST Any plans for Memorial Day Weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48246665 Do you have anything planned for the weekend? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday went to a soccer game, then t-ball game. Supposed to almost 100 today and tomorrow (UGH) so laying low. Parade in town tomorrow. Probably BBQ something both days but I just want to eat something cold. Sun, 27 May 2012 08:20:05 EST QOTD - 05-18-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48122390 What would you like to accomplish this weekend? Fri, 18 May 2012 07:30:25 EST QOTD - 05-15-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48086730 Does the toilet paper in your bathroom roll from the top or from the bottom of the roll? <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 May 2012 22:35:13 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48045262 Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for all you do. Are you doing anything special? <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> Sun, 13 May 2012 08:35:18 EST QOTD - 05-12-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x48032241 What's your weather like today and how will it affect what you are going to do? Sat, 12 May 2012 08:23:45 EST 1 Year SparkVersaries! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47983004 Today is the beginning of all of our one year SparkVersaries!!! Mine's tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have stories or accomplishments they want to share? <BR> <BR> <em>503</em> <em>244</em> <em>503</em> <em>244</em> <em>503</em> Wed, 9 May 2012 00:32:54 EST QOTD - 05-01-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47855455 Have you made any goals for May? Tue, 1 May 2012 09:48:37 EST QOTD - 04-29-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47818245 What is your goal for today? Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:43:31 EST Switching Stages? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47774064 Hello everyone. I've been absent for a while and I want to start back up again. I've fallen way behind and want to start back at stage 1. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to switch stages, even though I swear there used to be a link on the start page. I checked out the site's FAQs for how to switch stages but it's not helping because there's not a link where the FAQ says there should be. Can anyone help me out? Thanks! :) Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:47:08 EST Our Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47634227 Wondering if our Team is going to start up again with new challenges? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:31:52 EST QOTD - 04-15-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47587976 Today is tax day....although you have two more days to file. Are you done or do you still have to do your taxes? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 08:04:42 EST QOTD - 04-08-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47479064 Today is Easter Sunday! Do you and your family have Easter traditions? Sun, 8 Apr 2012 07:55:17 EST QOTD - 04-02-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47391628 Did you set any goals for April? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 16:23:52 EST QOTD - 04-01-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47366696 Today is April Fool's Day. Do you plan on playing any tricks? Sun, 1 Apr 2012 08:38:14 EST QOTD - 03-31-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47351691 Tomorrow is April 1, April Fool's Day. What's the best joke that was played on you or that you played on someone else? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 07:47:02 EST QOTD - 03-22-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47205804 Like many, I'm struggling right now. What do you do to keep yourself motivated? Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:41:30 EST QOTD - 03-20-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47171842 Happy Spring! What do you look forward to in the Springtime? Tue, 20 Mar 2012 06:37:49 EST QOTD - 03-18-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47140030 What is your typical Sunday like? Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:15:16 EST QOTD - 03-17-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47121548 Today's St. Patrick's Day. Are you celebrating? Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:17:47 EST QOTD - 03-16-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47107333 Read any good books lately? Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:19:27 EST QOTD - 03-11-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47017823 What is the one thing you can't leave home without? Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:45:08 EST QOTD - 03-10-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x47001810 Time changes tonight - spring ahead lose an hour - does it affect you? Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:16:34 EST QOTD - 03-04-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46897726 What is one habit you'd like to try and break? <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:17:31 EST QOTD - 03-03-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46881305 Do you prefer pie or cake? What kind? <BR> <BR> <em>471</em> <em>35</em> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 11:33:42 EST QOTD - 02-26-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46772992 Are you going to watch the Oscars tonight? If so, what part do you like best? Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:22:09 EST QOTD - 02-25-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46759304 What is your favorite fruit? Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:29:39 EST QOTD - 02-21-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46689617 Today is the end of Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Do you plan on celebrating? Tue, 21 Feb 2012 06:46:54 EST QOTD - 02-19-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46656686 Are you a "sweets" person or a "salty" person? Sun, 19 Feb 2012 08:31:33 EST QOTD - 02-18-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46643617 Between working, home life, outside activities, exercising, and everyday life in general, when you have a chance to relax, what hobby(ies) do you enjoy? Sat, 18 Feb 2012 09:59:07 EST QOTD 02-17-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46635278 What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:39:00 EST QOTD - 02-14-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46576948 Do you plan on doing anything special on Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:52:46 EST QOTD - 02-13-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46568247 I spent all Saturday morning helping to unload and sort a semi full of GS cookies and bringing home 68 cases, and then most of the rest of the weekend sorting and delivering most of the 505 boxes my granddaughter sold. YAY for her! She's a first year Daisy Scout (kindergarten and first grade). <BR> <BR> On that note, what is your favorite(s) GS Cookie? <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:17:21 EST QOTD - 02-10-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46515292 Would you rather take a walk in the snow <em>425</em> or the rain <em>257</em> ? <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 08:28:44 EST QOTD - 02-09-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46497019 What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? <BR> <BR> <em>76</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2012 06:54:52 EST FEBRUARY CHALLENGE - CHAT AND SUPPORT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x46440700 Hello all! Here is the space to chat with your fellow challengers! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Mon, 6 Feb 2012 00:07:38 EST QOTD = 02-05-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46429862 Do you plan to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday? Sun, 5 Feb 2012 11:40:30 EST QOD - 02-04-12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46412738 It's Saturday. What are you going to do (or did do) to relax today? Sat, 4 Feb 2012 10:47:45 EST QOTD - 2-3-2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46396241 Yesterday was Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. Six more weeks of winter. Since we are a little more than halfway through winter (and about 6 weeks on the calendar to spring), are you glad to be near the end and can't wait to for spring or will you be sad to see it go? Fri, 3 Feb 2012 09:51:05 EST QOTD - 01/31/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46341534 If you made any goals for 2012, how are you doing with them? Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:46:04 EST QOTD - 01/29/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46309403 What is the story behind your Spark username? <BR> Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:23:44 EST FEBRUARY CHALLENGE - TRACKING THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x46309241 Okay folks! Here is how it works. Between January 29 and February 4, please reply to this thread with your weigh in. It doesn't matter what day of the week you weigh in, just be sure to record it before midnight Pacific time on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Then, each week, go back to your original message on this thread and EDIT it (do NOT add a new reply) with your weigh in for that week. Again, be sure to do this before midnight Saturday of each week. <BR> <BR> I'll do a sample post (my weigh in d... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 19:13:17 EST Looking for new co-leaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46105372 I have truly enjoyed being on this journey with you from the beginning of your time here on sparkepeople. I was honored when Coach Jen choose me to help get this team started. But, my time here is ending due to a number of circumstances...none of them serious, nothing bad is happening in my life, just lots of "things" happening. I've talked to Melinda, your other co-leader OTTERMOMMY, and she agrees that we should try and find more co-leaders from within this group. If nobody is able to help ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:29:52 EST QOTD - 01/18/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x46104287 What kind of car do you drive? <BR> <BR> (PS - We might start seeing some repeat of questions. I'm also doing this for the other SparkClass I lead and I'm just using the same questions for both...so just bear with me for a bit!) <BR> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:30:32 EST January 2012 Challenge - TRACKING THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45889899 Okay, challengers! We will track all our weekly challenges on this thread. Just like the Weigh-In Thread, you will make ONE POST on here and then come back and edit it. <BR> <BR> The way this challenge works is that I will introduce a new goal each week and that challenge will carry through to the end of the challenge. So, for the first week, you'll have one goal. Then, you'll have 2 the second week, 3 the third week and 4 the 4th week. Don't worry, these goals are all very basic. <BR... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 21:57:05 EST QOTD - New Year's Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45857034 Now that it's January 6th and you've had time to think about it...did you make any resolutions and are they working? Fri, 6 Jan 2012 09:05:26 EST QOTD - 01/05/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45845130 What is the one (or two) TV shows that you make a point of watching every week? Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:18:27 EST QOTD - 01/03/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45801726 What is one fitness activity you want to try in 2012? It could be a new activity, or a challenge--like running your first 5K, 10K, etc. <BR> <BR> -Melinda Tue, 3 Jan 2012 17:53:14 EST Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x45768592 I'm in! Off to a great 2012!! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:20:24 EST January 2012 Challenge - CHAT AND SUPPORT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45748548 Hello challengers! Here is a place to chat and support each other! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Sun, 1 Jan 2012 14:23:46 EST JANUARY 2012 Challenge - WEIGH IN THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45748004 Okay folks! Here is how it works. Between January 1 and January 7, please reply to this thread with your weigh in. It doesn't matter what day of the week you weigh in, just be sure to record it before midnight Pacific time on Saturday. <BR> <BR> Then, each week, go back to your original message on this thread and EDIT it (do NOT add a new reply) with your weigh in for that week. Again, be sure to do this before midnight Saturday of each week. <BR> <BR> I'll do a sample post (my weigh in... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 13:56:23 EST January 2012 Challenge - FINAL CALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45717932 Okie dokie...if anyone would like to join the January Nutrition Challenge and has not yet told me so, you must either email me or reply to this thread BEFORE 2012 BEGINS! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:57:19 EST January 2012 Challenge - Second Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45658167 Okay, so far we have 10 people signed up for the January 2012 Challenge, which will focus on nutrition. If anyone else would like to join us, please either reply to this post or send me some SparkMail. <BR> <BR> ***Please let me know no later than December 31st if you will be participating in our next challenge!**** <BR> <BR> -Melinda Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:38:05 EST EotY Challenge Week 11 calorie report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45568353 Okay, MPLSKEN reminded me I should start a thread for this...sorry about that! <BR> <BR> I've been kind of slacking on things (bad, I know), so I'm giving this one a try! <BR> <BR> 12/18/2011 - 2035 <BR> 12/19/2011 - 2296 <BR> 12/20/2011 - 2282 <BR> 12/21/2011 - 2533 <BR> 12/22/2011 - 2160 <BR> 12/23/2011 - 1904 (I don't really believe that....I tracked my food, but I think the calories should have been higher!) Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:37:18 EST January 2012 Challenge - First Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45548853 Can you believe it is almost January? <BR> <BR> As promised, we will start a new round of challenges in 2012 and it's time to start thinking about the January challenge. <BR> <BR> The focus for January will be on NUTRITION--I thought that would be a good way to get back on track after the holidays. There will be a different goal each week, but the goals will continue from week to week. For example, you can earn points for week 1 goals on weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 and points for week 2 on weeks ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:11:54 EST Question of the Day - Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45536881 Are you ready for Christmas? Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:41:18 EST EotY Challenge Week 10 calorie report http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45486969 Okay, here is the thread where you can record your daily total calories. Please make ONE POST for yourself and go back and edit it each day. <BR> <BR> All you have to do is put the date and the calories you ate that day. <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> 12/11 - 1973 <BR> 12/12 - 1800 <BR> 12/13 - 2000 <BR> etc. <BR> <BR> You will receive 0.1 advantage points (up to 0.5) for each day you enter. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:19:01 EST Question of the Day - Sparkpeople Teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45479290 Have you searched for and explored all the teams available on Sparkpeople, and have you joined any that have really helped? Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:56:54 EST Question of the Day - Decorating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45263430 Now that Thanksgiving is over for another year...as I wrote that I realized we need to give thanks daily, so thanksgiving is never over. But, as the traditional holiday of Thanksgiving is over, how and when do you decorate for Christmas? If you do not celebrate Christmas, please share your traditions and celebrations with us. Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:41:34 EST PURPLE TEAM - CHAT AND SUPPORT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45263411 Okay, purple team, here you go! Your beginning members are: <BR> <BR> ASHL_84 <BR> AVROIEN <BR> DEB7OF8BAKERS <BR> EPICONE <BR> FREETHEGODDESS <BR> GOURMETLOSER <BR> GRANDNAN <BR> JERICHO1991 <BR> KRISTIBELLA88 <BR> MOM-MOM8 <BR> MOMTHEWITCH <BR> MPLSKEN <BR> NELLZIE04 <BR> VRSPARK <BR> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:40:08 EST Question of the Day - Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45200366 Do you celebrate the American holiday of Thanksgving? <BR> If so, what are your traditions? Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:20:54 EST THANKSGIVING TRACKING THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x45199518 Here it is and here's what to do: <BR> 1 - On the evening of 11/24 or on 11/25, post a message here with what you ate ALL DAY on Thanksgiving. <BR> 2 - Be as specific as possible, especially with measurements. For example, don't write "Turkey." Instead, try for something like, "4 ounces of turkey breast, no skin" or "3 slices of turkey, no skin--approx 4 ounces". <BR> 3 - Please include approximate calories! It may be next to impossible to get your exact calorie count, but give a try wit... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:53:38 EST Question of the Day - Nov 17, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x45125163 Maybe I should rename these topics to Question of the Week! <BR> <BR> Our last question was about using heart rate monitors. <BR> This question is do you use a pedometer? Or have you ever used one? Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:28:29 EST Question of the Day - Nov 9, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44994395 Do you use a heart rate monitor when you walk, run, or exercise? If so, what kind is it and what do you like or dislike about it. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 08:36:26 EST Question of the Day - Nov 3, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44899920 Have you "fallen off the wagon" during your weight loss journey? <BR> How do you get back on? Thu, 3 Nov 2011 10:00:01 EST Question of the Day - Nov 1, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44868147 Can you identify what the difference is between the days you can follow your food program with success and the days when you do not? Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:31:00 EST Question of the Day - Oct 31, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44846503 Do you celebrate Halloween...and if so, how? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:31:23 EST Question of the Day - Oct 27, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44789220 Have you started new teams on sparkpeople or become co-leaders on existing teams? Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:08:05 EST Question of the Day - Oct 25, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44757175 What is your favorite way to read a book...hardback, paperback, audio version, or an e-reader (like Nook, Kindle, i-pad). Tue, 25 Oct 2011 12:51:34 EST Question of the Day - Oct 24, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44736170 Forgiveness...is it easier for you to forgive other people or yourself? Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:45:11 EST tracking goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x44734566 two questions.....How do you know if you are moved to the comeback team and are you supposed to be tracking the goals for the challenges some place other than "other goals" on the spark points page?????? Thanks for your patience with my confusion..... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:27:56 EST Question Of The Day - 10/19/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44663674 Do you have brothers and sisters? If not, did you ever wish you did? Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:39:51 EST Question Of The Day - 10/17/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44626525 Do you remember as a child what you wanted to be when you grew up? Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:15:30 EST QOTD 10/15/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44600755 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite cookbook or cookbooks? If so, what are they? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 13:45:18 EST QOTD 10/14/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44589862 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So, what are your plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 16:52:30 EST QOTD - 10/13/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44571654 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your exercise of choice? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 13:32:47 EST QOTD 10/12/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44555395 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite ethnic cuisine? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 13:30:12 EST QOTD 10/11/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44535715 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you carve pumpkins this time of year? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:25:02 EST QOTD 10/10/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44519628 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How do you handle sickness? Do you try to fight through it and ignore that your are sick or do you hit the bed at the first sign of a sniffle? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:06:45 EST QOTD 10/09/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44505490 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your big meal of the day? Does it differ on weekends? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 15:16:39 EST QOTD 10/07/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44477019 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Are you good about going to the doctor for regular/preventative care appointments, such as yearly physicals? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 14:03:50 EST QOTD 10/06/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44464827 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What was the last movie you saw that you would recommend to someone else? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> PS - Sorry this is late...it's my son's birthday today and we have out of town guests coming in tomorrow. In the hustle and bustle, I just plain forgot! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 20:11:21 EST QOTD 10/05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44441163 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So, what is the weather like in your part of the world? <BR> <BR> (Sorry, I just spent the last hour doing EotY challenge stuff, so that is all my brain could come up with today!) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:53:44 EST BLUE TEAM - CHAT AND SUPPORT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x44441043 Here is where you can get to know your teammates! <BR> <BR> Your team is: <BR> <BR> EMILYCLAIREBLUE <BR> JEMARDY <BR> KJASMINE65 <BR> RUMBLEBEE04 <BR> DEB7OF8BAKERS <BR> MPLSKEN <BR> ASHL_84 <BR> MOM-MOM8 <BR> DIETCOKE302 <BR> YOYITES <BR> JTARNOSKY <BR> AVROIEN <BR> AMYMMILLER2011 <BR> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:44:14 EST RED TEAM - CHAT AND SUPPORT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x44440872 Here is where you can get to know your teammates! <BR> <BR> The Red Team is: <BR> <BR> NELLZIE04 <BR> FREETHEGODDESS <BR> KRISTIBELLA88 <BR> GOURMETLOSER <BR> VRSPARK <BR> AUTHOR6 <BR> GRANDNAN <BR> MNHOCKEYMOM63 <BR> SILLYHP1953 <BR> EPICONE <BR> STEPHMCD13 <BR> VEGGIRL48 <BR> HEALTHYSLIM2 <BR> BDELAFOREST <BR> JERICHO1991 <BR> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:32:51 EST COMEBACK TEAM - CHAT AND SUPPORT THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x44440855 Here is the place to get to know your team members! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:32:05 EST EotY WEIGH IN THREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x44440501 THIS THREAD IS ONLY FOR CHALLENGE PARTICIPANTS <BR> <BR> Please make ONE POST with this format: <BR> <BR> TEAM NAME (Red or Blue: If you are moved to the Comeback team, please edit this to say COMEBACK) <BR> SW: (starting weight) <BR> W1: <BR> W2: <BR> W3: <BR> W4: <BR> W5: <BR> W6: <BR> W7: <BR> W8: <BR> W9: <BR> W10: <BR> W11: <BR> W12: <BR> <BR> Each week, PLEASE EDIT YOUR POST. DO NOT ADD A NEW POST WITH YOUR WEIGHT. <BR> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:08:48 EST QOTD 10/04/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44420957 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Now that the weather is turning do you (still) workout outside--such as walking, running, etc? If so, what accommodations to you make for the weather? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 4 Oct 2011 10:54:59 EST QOTD 10/03/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44400464 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Fall seems to bring out everyone's slow cookers. Do you use a slow cooker and, if so, what are your favorite things to make? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 09:55:18 EST QOTD 10/02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44384001 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Are you a football fan? If so, what are your favorite teams? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 2 Oct 2011 11:32:55 EST QOTD 10/01/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44367776 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you add or change goals at the beginning of the month? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 10:58:28 EST QOTD 09/30/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44350946 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> On this last day of Oct., what September accomplishment(s) (weight loss or other) can you tell us about? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:07:29 EST Who is up for an END OF THE YEAR CHALLENGE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x44336311 Things have been quiet around this team for a while, although we do have just shy of 20,000 MEMBERS! So, here is our chance to shake things up! <BR> <BR> Let's do a Biggest Loser/Survivor type challenge. This has been done on some other teams with great success, although I am going to add a little twist to it. <BR> <BR> Here is how it works: <BR> <BR> If you would like to join, please reply to this post to let me know. *if you DO NOT have a ticker on your signature, please also let me k... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:01:19 EST QOTD 09/29/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44332941 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What are your favorite pizza toppings? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:37:36 EST QOTD 09/28/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44314831 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Which do you prefer for your birthday...pie, cake, or something else? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:07:24 EST QOTD 09/27/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44296400 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you pick apples in the fall? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:34:53 EST QOTD 09/26/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44278728 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Is there anything besides your keys and your phone that you "must have" when you leave your home? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:57:06 EST QOTD 09/25/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44263184 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you read team members blogs (this or other teams)? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 11:30:24 EST QOTD 09/24/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44245756 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Todays questions come from a daily Spark Blog. <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=cel<BR>ebrate_worldwide_day_of_play_on_septem<BR>ber_24th </link> <BR> <BR> If you have children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews, etc., will you be celebrating Worldwide Day of Play on September 24th? Do you think these types of activities encourage kids to become more active? What kind of activities do you have in mind to do this day? <BR> <em>38</em> ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 08:04:26 EST QOTD 09/23/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44232164 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you like spicy food? If yes, how spicy? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:30:56 EST QOTD 09/22/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44215742 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Name something that you memorized as a child that you still remember? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:38:55 EST QOTD 09/21/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44197878 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Did you read "The Spark?" <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:50:40 EST QOTD 09/20/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44174867 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Did you create a Vision Collage? Did you put it where you see it frequently? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:45:37 EST QOTD 09/19/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44160505 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have a workout buddy? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:55:50 EST QOTD 09/18/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44144703 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite fresh fruit? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 11:16:13 EST QOTD 09/17/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44130873 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Where is/are your computer/s in your home? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:10:54 EST QOTD 09/16/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44110979 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What was the last concert you went to (who did you see)? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 00:50:51 EST QOTD 09/15/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44098015 Are you saving "fat clothes" just in case you need them in the future? Are you saving "fat clothes" for future comparison? Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:16:21 EST QOTD 09/14/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44071685 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Did you know that September is National Yoga Awareness Month? Have you tried yoga? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:56:07 EST QOTD 09/13/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44053921 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Favorite useful website other than SparkPeople - something other than social networking,news or games? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:18:09 EST QOTD 9/12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44040303 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Most of us are hitting our 4-month SparkVersaries this week. What is your most recent weight loss, fitness, diet or other achievement that you would like to share? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 10:21:39 EST QOTD 09/11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44022232 How did you or will you get your exercise today? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:12:45 EST QOTD 09/10/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x44007306 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do plan or schedule cheat days? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:16:02 EST QOTD 09/09/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43989524 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have meals or foods that eat on specific days of the week? (Like pizza night) <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 9 Sep 2011 08:31:39 EST QOTD 09/08/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43967766 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite beverage other than water? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 00:17:28 EST QOTD 09/07/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43952235 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite health-related app if you have a smart phone? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 7 Sep 2011 09:56:00 EST QOTD 09/06/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43926869 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite television show that has ended/been canceled? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 6 Sep 2011 00:48:48 EST QOTD 09/05/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43912410 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Have you purchased any products from the Spark Store or Spark products elsewhere? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 10:20:15 EST QOTD 09/04/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43900703 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What SparkPeople feature do you find most motivating? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:47:40 EST QOTD 09/03/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43881554 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What are your plans for this weekend? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:36:33 EST QOTD 09/02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43865184 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is the most unusual healthy food you have eaten? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 08:43:48 EST QOTD 09/01/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43847828 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have favorite cookbooks or other sources for healthy recipes? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:54:05 EST QOTD 08/31/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43828040 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What did you have for breakfast today? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:33:27 EST QOTD 08/30/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43809742 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Have you been to any of the National Parks? Do you have a favorite? Which would you like to visit next? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:44:44 EST QOTD 08/29/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43789672 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Are any of your friends or family Sparkers? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:26:13 EST QOTD 08/28/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43773208 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have a garden or have you gardened in the past? If you don't have a garden, do you have space or containers? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 09:56:11 EST QOTD 08/27/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43758937 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> In keeping with yesterday's QOTD, what is the last good movie you saw? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:05:22 EST QOTD 08/26/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43742906 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite movie(s)? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:47:47 EST QOTD 08/25/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43724916 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you shop at a farmer's market or farm stands? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 09:34:31 EST QOTD 08/24/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43705751 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you eat bread? Have you found healthy (high protein/fiber, etc.) breads that you enjoy? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:39:12 EST logging fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x43704628 This is just to apologize that though I have been still doing regular aerobic exercise (though not as much resistance exercise as I would have wanted), I have fallen way behind keeping the fitness tracker updated. I have very limited personal time at present and do not feel like going back and filling in all the minutes that I should have logged, but I promise I will at least log everything I do from this point on! Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:39:09 EST QOTD 08/23/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43685910 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> If you could have free access to a personal trainer or a dietician, which would you pick? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 08:30:23 EST QOTD 08/22/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43668103 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What time do you get up on weekdays? Do you get up early to go to work, school or take care of the family? Do you get up extra early to exercise? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:47:16 EST QOTD 08/21/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43649829 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> How do you usually spend your Sundays? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:30:03 EST QOTD 08/20/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43635830 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is you favorite choice of restaurant/cuisine when you go out? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 20 Aug 2011 09:55:24 EST QOTD 08/19/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43619678 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Many people swim laps or do water aerobics or other water based-exercises. Do you exercise in pool (or other body of water)? If you don't, would you like to if a pool was available? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:11:57 EST QOTD 08/18/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43602797 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> It's almost the end of summer (in the northern hemisphere) - do you have any end of summer or end of season vacation plans? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:37:15 EST QOTD 08/17/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43583325 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you use artificial sweetners or sugar substitutes? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 07:57:38 EST QOTD 08/16/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43565714 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your longest streak? What is your secret for being successful? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:47:01 EST QOTD 08/15/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43547659 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> How often do you weigh yourself? Do you think you weigh yourself too often? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:45:06 EST QOTD 08/14/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43530764 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What vegetable do you dislike? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:46:01 EST QOTD 08/13/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43516596 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite vegetable? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:13:16 EST QOTD 08/12/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43500108 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> We're celebrating our 3-month SparkVersaries this week! What accomplishment(s) are you most proud of reaching during your 3 months with SparkPeople? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 09:10:57 EST QOTD 08/11/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43482848 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you ride a bicycle or walk to work or to grocercy stores? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 09:23:55 EST QOTD 08/10/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43465655 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have a favorite meal or dish that mom made? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 09:43:00 EST QOTD 08/09/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43447105 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your favorite thing to do just for yourself and how often do you get to do it? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 08:54:23 EST QOTD 08/08/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43429691 What physical activity have you always wanted to try, but have not yet done. It can be anything from doing a 5K to skydiving and beyond! Let us know! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Mon, 8 Aug 2011 10:18:48 EST QOTD 08/07/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43411557 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Does being with family and friends cause you to eat things that you would never eat otherwise? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 7 Aug 2011 09:44:44 EST QOTD 08/06/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43397097 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you take supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc.)? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 6 Aug 2011 09:59:44 EST QOTD 08/05/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43380401 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you regularly grill outdoors? If so, how often? Do you have any favorite recipes that you would like to share? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 08:51:48 EST QOTD 08/04/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43362623 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> We've all been at this for about 3 months! (Woo Hoo!) What is the one thing (or more) that you would tell newbie Sparkers they should do to be successful on this journey? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 08:33:59 EST QOTD 08/03/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43346638 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you use the Nutrition and Fitness Trackers on SparkPeople? Do you use other tools to track? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 10:45:32 EST QOTD 08/02/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43324328 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> On average, how many hours of sleep do you get per night? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:02:18 EST QOTD 08/01/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43304436 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you reset or create new goals each month? If yes, do you want to share your new goals? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:59:37 EST QOTD 07/31/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43287084 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Is the weight on your drivers license accurate? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:24:10 EST QOTD 07/30/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43271630 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What are you currently reading, or what is the last book you read? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:29:24 EST QOTD 07/29/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43255564 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> How many servings of healthy whole grains do you eat per day? Do you have trouble eating enough to reach your goals? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:35:08 EST QOTD 07/28/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43237526 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Have you tried SparkPeople or other online workout videos? Do you have any that are part of your regular routine or any favorites? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:12:48 EST QOTD 07/26/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43198282 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Assuming a perfect fit, how do you prefer athletic/running shoes fashion? <BR> 1) All or mostly white <BR> 2) Neutral colors (tan, gray, black, etc.) <BR> 3) White or neutral with a little color <BR> 4) Bring on the color - the more the better <BR> <BR> What color(s) is your favorite pair? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 08:25:13 EST QOTD 07/25/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43180805 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> What is your go-to healthy meal? Do you have a food or meal that you eat often? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:47:38 EST QOTD 072711 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43162618 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have trouble getting 5 servings of veggies and fruit per day? Do you have any tricks to help you meet the goal? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:00:14 EST QOTD 07/23/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43146685 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have schedule rest days from exercise? If so, what day(s)? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:47:38 EST QOTD 07/21/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43116685 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have a SparkBuddy or a non-Spark friend to help keep you accountable and to offer encouragement and motivation during this lifestyle change? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:08:34 EST QOTD 07/20/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x43087707 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Do you have rewards planned for reaching goals? If yes, what is your next goal and your next reward? <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:46:48 EST 15 minutes each day until 1st day of Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x42925957 First of all, if there is anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to let TRI-TRI-AGAIN, OTTERMOMMY, SUSUSUZZZIE or myself know. Looking forward to getting to know all of you better and seeing you on the message boards! <BR> <BR> I have noticed that a large number of our members really struggle with exercise and making it a routine. For those of you who have an exercise program in place...we are very proud of you and keep up the good work! For the rest of us I would like to put out ... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:35:10 EST QOTD 07/10/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42905233 All of us are here to lose weight, but we all know we have one area that we are working on right now. What area is your current spot, and what are you doing to shape that area? Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:25:21 EST lose 60 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x42691137 the doc. said that i have to lose this weight for my health.it is hard any ideas. Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:30:36 EST Help! Need Motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42691102 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I totally fell off the wagon for the month of June! I lost 8 lbs the first month (May) but then all the parties came...graduation, wedding and birthdays so I was really bad about not exercising and tracking food. <BR> <BR> I'm getting back on this week but I'm afraid to get on the scale! I can really use some motivation and some advice on how to keep it in control. So, if any of you can offer any, I would love to hear it! <BR> <BR> Thanks! :) Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:28:42 EST QOTD - 06/27/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42667793 Do you suffer from allergies? How do you handle it? Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:46:34 EST QOTD 06/23/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42596557 Do you have any pets? Tell us about them! Age, species, breed, color, personality, whatever. Do they ever try to join in your fitness and nutrition activities? (e.g., a dog who joins you jogging, a kitty who sits on your back as you do planks or push-ups, lol) Thu, 23 Jun 2011 12:30:24 EST QOTD - 06/20/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42535852 What is the one food you ALWAYS have to have in your house? Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:36:42 EST QOTD 06/18/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42499894 What new "habit" are you working on or want to develop? Sat, 18 Jun 2011 12:22:27 EST QOTD 06/17/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42482297 If you had to give a tip to someone just starting on their weight loss journey what would you say? <BR> <BR> My advice would be don't wait for tomorrow. So often before starting a lifestyle change we say "I'll start tomorrow" and you pig out then. Or you make a mistake on your calories and you say "I'll fix it tomorrow." Adjust your problems back then that way there are no excuses and your not always waiting for tomorrow. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:13:47 EST QOTD 06/16/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42458939 What is your favorite piece of workout clothing? <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine is workout pants. I have a pair of workout pants that I have had for a while (I believe I just got them at Target). They are made of a more slick material and are form fitting. However, I don't feel uncomfortable in them because they still have a slight give. Perfect for encouragement, no rubbing (since I'm bigger), and concealing. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:59:48 EST Ideas for new team goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x42421085 We have four team goals right now. Do you have any ideas for challenges that should be added as an option for a new team goal? Check out the team goals on your other teams for ideas to see if any of them sound good for our team, too. <BR> <em>304</em> Phyllis <BR> We'll wait about a week to get suggestions and see what everyone comes up with. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:59:32 EST QOTD 06/13/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42397092 Music helps us get through our workouts and not focus so much on the time. What are several songs/artists that motivate you? <BR> <BR> Mine.... <BR> -Any Lady Gaga <BR> -Any Britney Spears <BR> -Any Ke$ha <BR> -Songs from Rent Mon, 13 Jun 2011 09:34:05 EST QOTD 06/10/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42346032 How do you fit in fitness during vacations? Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:43:39 EST Happy Sparkiversary! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42337550 One month ago, on May 9, 2011, I decided to re-join sparkpeople.com after a few years absence. And I'm really glad I did, because I've gotten back into working out regularly again and am getting into better eating habits. <BR> <BR> So, Happy 1-Month Sparkiversary to everyone in this team, whether you joined a month ago as of yesterday, today, or sometime within the next 5 days! I hope you're all as glad as I am to be on sparkpeople and to be a part of this team. ^-^; <BR> <BR> <em>515</em... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 19:22:41 EST QOTD 6/9/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42326185 Its starting to get hot out there! So what do you do for exercise when the temperature is up? <BR> <BR> I do some Just Dance on the wii. Thu, 9 Jun 2011 08:09:36 EST QOTD 06/05/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42245627 What do you think of the new "MyPlate" replacing the "MyPyramid"? (which replaced the traditional "Food Pyramid Guide" several years ago) <BR> <BR> MyPlate: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ <BR> <BR> MyPyramid: http://www.okgrown.com/UPLOADS/Documents/m<BR>ypyramid.pdf <BR> <BR> Food Pyramid Guide: http://www.dietbites.com/FDApyramid.gif <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jun 2011 10:04:51 EST QOTD 06/04/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42228701 So, what are your plans for this weekend? Sat, 4 Jun 2011 09:41:25 EST SP Class of May 8-14, 2011 (New Member) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x42228461 Hi My name is Melanie Louise Jackson (aka Grease 31), <BR> <BR> I 1st joined this family, in 2007, then lost all my information (paperwork etc), & then decided to re-join on 5th May 2011, & i'm so glad that i did, as have made sum good friends, & have been given sum top advice, if anyone wants to browse upon my page, they are quite welcome to do so, any replies/comments wud be appreciated <em>212</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 4 Jun 2011 09:25:53 EST Grandmaof16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x42204431 I am excited about this site; I have tried many times to lose weight and have lost and gained again. I am 58 and would like to feel better and be more active and live long to enjoy myself and my family. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:07:56 EST QOTD 06/01/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42174257 Do you use a gym to help meet your exercise needs? If you do use a gym do you use a personal trainer? Wed, 1 Jun 2011 16:24:22 EST QOTD 05/31/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42144803 Do you have any fitness goals? If so, what are they? Tue, 31 May 2011 12:17:52 EST Tasha from Central Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x42131311 Hi SparkPeople! <BR> For the past 3 weeks I have been digging into the resources here on the site and tracking every morsel that has entered my mouth. More often than not, I am not reaching my calorie count at the end of the day, even though I have eaten well. In conjunction, I have not seen really any result in my weightloss. I have reduced my carb count, thinking that may be dragging me down. Has anyone ever had this happen so early in the game? A few years ago, I found successful weig... Mon, 30 May 2011 19:18:17 EST Foods that trigger cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42124228 We ate mexican this weekend and it triggered a craving for something sweet and I think I really wanted pop. The craving went away rather quickly so it wasn't a struggle or maybe it is a sign of being more mindful. <BR> <BR> Do certain foods trigger cravings for other foods? Mon, 30 May 2011 11:58:22 EST QOTD 05/30/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42123920 So, what are your plans for this Memorial Day? Mon, 30 May 2011 11:45:04 EST Greetings Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x42123220 My goal is to lose 50 lbs by the end of the year, and I'm excited to be a part of the SP community. I joined 2 weeks ago and according to my weigh in this morning, I have already lost 10 lbs :0) Mon, 30 May 2011 11:12:12 EST Fat old guy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x42110876 My name is Bruce and I am 70 years old. I have 44 lbs to lose. HELP Sun, 29 May 2011 17:23:31 EST QOTD 5/29/2011- Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42102463 I am helping out by posting one for today: <BR> <BR> Do you have a great support network outside of Sparkpeople? Sun, 29 May 2011 07:52:37 EST add me to the list. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x42073286 I signed up for SP the day before I left on vacation. My first week I couldn't post or track the way the site is intended. I gained 4 lbs. Today was my second weigh in and I have managed to lose that 4 and 4 more. I am on track for the 2lbs/wk goal now. Fri, 27 May 2011 11:05:22 EST QOTD 05/27/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42072411 Okay, 'fess up... what are your "red light" foods--the foods you love but lose all control when around? Fri, 27 May 2011 10:20:43 EST QOTD 05/26/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42057223 Okay, it's time to come clean. What is your guilty (non-food) pleasure? <BR> <BR> It could be a singer or band that you know is bad but you love so much anyway, the fact that you pick the longest line at the grocery store so that you can read the National Enquirer or whatever. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 May 2011 13:58:15 EST QOTD 05/25/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42033642 You are unexpectedly given a day off--whether it is a day off from work or school or a day when the kids or somewhere else or whatever. How do you spend your day? Wed, 25 May 2011 10:56:16 EST QOTD 05/24/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42013231 Let's start the day out right: <BR> <BR> What did you have for breakfast? <BR> Tue, 24 May 2011 11:37:16 EST Share Your Daily Successes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x42001352 Every day there is a success we had, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. Some days we will have big successes, and some days we will have to search to think of something. But we must focus on the positive. Please share your daily successes with us. <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 20:52:01 EST QOTD 5/23/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41992325 Let's take a trip down memory lane.... <BR> <BR> When you think of your youth (and you decide whether that is High School, Pre-school or somewhere in between), what song comes to mind? Mon, 23 May 2011 12:37:00 EST Getting better everyday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41991521 Hi! My name is Katy and I am returning to Spark People because it worked well for me before. Had some major trauma in my life so I stopped taking care of myself for a while, but now I am back and determined to get in shape and make it a lifestyle choice. <BR> <BR> I live in Gulf coastal Mississippi, so if anyone is looking for a walking partner, I'd like to do that! I usually walk along the beach in Ocean Springs because it is so beautiful there and the sea breeze makes it more comfortab... Mon, 23 May 2011 12:00:19 EST Does calorie range go down when switching? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41978420 I noticed my calories went down by 300 per day when I moved on to stage 2. Is this correct or did I mess something up? Sun, 22 May 2011 19:19:48 EST QOTD 05/22/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41971519 I need some inspiration, and maybe some others do too! <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite healthy snacks? <BR> <BR> -Melinda Sun, 22 May 2011 11:27:38 EST Lee-Ann http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41969149 Hi my name is Lee-Ann, I am 21 years old and a student in RSA. I weigh 65kg's and would like to bring my weight down to 55kg's. I live with my boyfriend. I find it extremely difficult to stick to a diet plan/exercise plan and hoping that spark people will be able to keep me motivated and support me in my journey of weightloss. Looking forward to the Bootcamp challenge. Sun, 22 May 2011 09:02:41 EST QOTD 05/21/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41955988 Okay, here's the question of the day: <BR> What is your favorite or dream vacation spot? <BR> <BR> -Melinda Sat, 21 May 2011 11:43:13 EST QOTD: Do we want a QOTD? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41948805 When I was on SparkPeople awhile ago (before my daughter was born) my Class SparkTeam did a Question of the Day everyday. Sometimes it had to do with our Health Journey and sometimes it was just silly stuff. But, it got everyone involved and was a lot of fun. Would people be interested in doing it here? If so, I am happy to pose the questions each day or whoever is on the boards first each day could...either way is fine by me. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Fri, 20 May 2011 22:20:47 EST Habits are established in 21 days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41937361 Anyone ever hear that? I have a feeling it's sort of true. I made one of my fast break goals and spark streaks to work out at least 10-15 min a day..everyday. It's day 11 and I find that it's becoming habit... (eat breakfast, brush teeth, walk on treadmill). It's not something I have to "work up" to do...just get on and do it. Fri, 20 May 2011 09:49:35 EST Thanks npdsleuth!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41915836 A dear friend, who has lost 80 lbs. (and counting) is my inspiration and led me to SparkPeople. My husband and I retired to East Tennessee 4 years ago. We both went on South Beach 18 months ago -- he lost 85 lbs. and I lost 25 -- but I just couldn’t continue avoiding most of the carbs that I love (bread, pasta, etc.) and over the past six months my weight has been creeping up again. I’m thrilled to find that the Spark lifestyle allows me to eat the foods I love, and still maintain a healthy w... Thu, 19 May 2011 08:30:30 EST New & ready to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41911384 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> I am new to sparkpeople, I just bought the book and have been reading it and really like what this community is all about. I am 28 years old and looking to lose between 100 - 150 pounds. <BR> <BR> I hope to get to know you all! <BR> <BR> Have a great night! Wed, 18 May 2011 23:30:45 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41887415 I'll be turning 35 in under two months and with two children, ages 33 months and 19 months I really need to lose the weight and gain some energy! Just when I was finally ready to get serious again in exercising and eating right I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation in December which lead to brain surgery in January. I had my final checkup last week and am now ready to begin this new chapter!! Slow and steady here I go! Tue, 17 May 2011 21:13:36 EST Day two! haha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41880843 This is my first time using Sparkpeople and I can see how this can be a wonderful, powerful and effective resource! I'm excited to be a part of it and can't wait to explore all the ways I can use this to reach my goal weight! I've got 30 pounds to lose and I am not stopping until I get there! My greatest weapon is only thinking about one day at a time. It helps keep my goals in perspective without overwhelming me. That's how I quit smoking, and I think it will work with this goal too! Onward... Tue, 17 May 2011 14:30:31 EST Does anyone have any "other" goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41879457 I was setting up my goals on SP and I noticed the section for "other" goals. Does anyone have any? Mine is to do a plank every day. Before I had my son (in fact, when I was pregnant with him!) I could do a plank for 90 seconds. Now, I can barely do 10 seconds! So, my other goal is to do a plank each day to get back to my 90 seconds. <BR> <BR> What about you all? <BR> <BR> -Melinda Tue, 17 May 2011 13:22:59 EST Why this is different from Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41879339 Okay, aside from the cost, lol. <BR> <BR> I was thinking yesterday, Weight Watchers programs change almost every other year. What was one point today could be 3 points next week. Its confusing and frustrating. At least with Spark, a calorie is a calorie and always will be. There's no guessing. I think a lot of people left WW this past year because they changed yet AGAIN. They were so used to things being 1 or 2pts and all the sudden it doubled... even though they seemed to get more poi... Tue, 17 May 2011 13:14:54 EST What will you do when you reach your goal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41872876 Hello all, i thought it might be quite nice to list things we will do once we reach our goal weight. Something to focus our attentions as to why we are working so hard to get there. <BR> <BR> So i'll kick start: <BR> <BR> When i reach my goal i will: <BR> - wear what i want to wear and not any old thing that fits <BR> - enjoy my food but ensure that i maintain!!! this is my downfall and why i'm back here again <BR> - treat myself to nice things every month that i maintain (and not food ... Tue, 17 May 2011 08:20:30 EST First Week Weigh-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41871612 Good Morning Team Members! I am happy to report that scale is showing a loss of five pounds after my first week of SP! I know that the first week is primarily water weight, but that's okay with me...I have a long way to go and it's the start I need in order to keep on keeping on! Let us know how your first week went. We can do this! We are in it together! Tue, 17 May 2011 06:54:35 EST Sooo ready ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41864626 Hi all , very new to this and the page seems a bit overwhelming , but im up for the challenge, getting married soon and the dress has got to be a 10, also want to loose the weight this time and never find it again! <BR> Mon, 16 May 2011 20:03:20 EST Brand New :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41854455 Hi I'm Michele and I am turning 46 this year. I am trying to lose those last 10-15 lbs. I have been divorced for 2 years and finally decided its time to get out in the world, so I am trying to find things to do to keep me active. I am hoping this will help get me started and give me that little push I need :) <BR> I play the drums, love to scuba dive.... Haven't seen really anything of Nashville or the surrounding areas...hoping I can find people to enjoy the area and activities with. <BR... Mon, 16 May 2011 11:30:13 EST Ready To Lose That Food Baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41854106 Hello SparkPeople World! <BR> My name is Jes and I joined SparkPeople about a week ago and figured I should introduce myself. I am 21 years old and currently weighing in at 147 pounds. I know that that seems to be the goal weight of most of the people on here, but it is my antigoal weight because I am only 4' 11", which means that that seemingly low weight is all crunched into a quite small package. Since I am short, all the weight seems to rest right in my belly region, and my fiancee and I ... Mon, 16 May 2011 11:17:18 EST Brneze Start Of A New Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41853347 Hi, I'am 50 and 30 pounds overweight, Iam starting a new beginning for me today. Iam excited about this workout program and my diet. I will keep you all posted. Iam going to try to post a before pic and some after pics. May God Bless Each and everyone of you all. Mon, 16 May 2011 10:46:52 EST Hi my name is Michlle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41839842 I am still very new to this and not sure of navigating. I need all the help I can get. I enjoy online support and hope to get and give all that I can. Thanks. Sun, 15 May 2011 17:21:28 EST Using Dr. Oz's book in conjunction with Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41836547 Ive been using the main points of Dr.Oz's book "You on a Diet" with Spark and I think it's why things are going so well. The main points I am using are: <BR> <BR> Walk at least 30 min a day <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Do not eat anything with these 5 ingredients in the first 5 listed on the package: <BR> <BR> Saturated Fats <BR> Enriched Flour <BR> Refined Sugars <BR> Trans Fat <BR> High Fructose Corn Syrup <BR> <BR> It was hard the first day or so (hfcs is in EVERYTHING), but I found I don... Sun, 15 May 2011 13:49:15 EST 39 and getting back to 25 yo weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41833667 I am a 39 year old getting back in shape! Any help from successful people and ideas is greatly appreciated! Sun, 15 May 2011 10:48:42 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41825856 My name is Michelle and I am 30 yrs old obese and a diabetic with high cholesterol.Since I have started using this site just the simple diet change has made me feel amazing! I have so much more energy .Myself and my fiance are both using the site and managing out diets and excercise.I am so glad there is a site like this out there thats free for anyone to use it makes things so much more simple and clear .Well ty for listening and I hope you are all having a great day Sat, 14 May 2011 21:01:00 EST i dont like the size and shape of my belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41822972 hi my name is Dave, 28 year old, I see myself has over weight, got a big belly with love handles ha ha. From being a very young age I have been looking for a good way to lose weight but always struggled, I just want a flat stomach, six pack abs would be a bonus and obviously more healthy. I'm going to follow the diets "Spark People" has given me but I cant afford to buy everything on your lists! Hopefully I can reach my goals with your help. <BR> Dave Sat, 14 May 2011 17:03:49 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41822748 Hello All! <BR> <BR> My name is Kris and I live in VA with my husband and three dogs. <BR> <BR> I recently had my surgery, which has left me in recovery for the last five months, where I have not been able to do much of anything. I have one last surgery next week and then I should be able to be more active. But I figured if I start now I can work on being more mindful of my eating, and then work the exercise in when I get the doctors ok. <BR> <BR> Id like to lose weight in time to go to ... Sat, 14 May 2011 16:36:15 EST Question about My SparkStreaks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41822135 I'm not sure where to find an answer to this question so I'm hoping someone here can help or direct me to where I can find help. <BR> <BR> I just looked at my SparkStreaks and I'm a little disappointed that they don't show actual progress. All of them that but one that should be at 100% shows 50% for my first two days. <BR> <BR> For example... I've tracked calories and I've met my goal to eat 5 servings of vegetables both days be I only show a 1 day streak with 50%. When I checked 5/12... Sat, 14 May 2011 15:42:54 EST Hey I am Ladybug2911 sigining up for the long haul http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41822056 This is my second day with sparkpeople and I am really enjoying everything. I have 100 + pounds to lose and I am prediabetic. Want to retire in a couple of years and want to be in tip top shape to enjoy retirement rather doctor visits and prescriptions. New at message boards and stuff so will need lots of help. I have been very encouraged as I read some of the posts yall out there have posted. Sat, 14 May 2011 15:35:58 EST Just new this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41820415 Hi, I'm Lisa and I just ran across this site earlier this week. I'm impressed with everything SP has to offer and hope it helps me reach my goals. I'm a 42 yr old married mom with two great kids. I work full time as well. I've never really struggled with my weight until about the last 5 years. I'm about 15 -20 lbs from where I want to be. Unfortuately, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's recently and have quite a few symptoms related to that. The worst being an extremely slow metabolism ... Sat, 14 May 2011 13:16:28 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41819924 Hi I'm Amy. I used to be on here several years ago and ended up leaving. I just have recently been cleared to go back to exercising (had a 2nd back surgery in March) so its time to bite the bullet and get moving! Sat, 14 May 2011 12:34:23 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41819692 Hello everyone,I found out about this site Friday the 13th I'm going to think of this as good luck with my goal of losing weight. I wish you all the best,will log back on later today to explore the spark people site. warmly onestep4 Sat, 14 May 2011 12:15:59 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41818953 hi everyone, I am a 30 year old woman who has always struggled with weight, I am trying this now and really hope it works Sat, 14 May 2011 11:29:28 EST Start the day with Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41818543 That's what I tell myself every morning uopn waking. No matter how bad the day was before, this is a new day, and there is Hope. I do not have to despair that I can't stay on a plan, stay with exercise, or deal with a lot of stress. I have Hope thanks to Sparkpeople! I just happened to stumble onto this website while searching for an alternative to WW (hate thier new plan, not to mention the expense). <BR> <BR> I read through many of Sparkpeople's posts and articles. A very big THANK YOU ... Sat, 14 May 2011 11:08:43 EST New to the community! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41818013 Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I'm 21 years old. <BR> I've struggled with my weight my whole life and now that I'm getting married next May, I've decided to take charge of my life and obtain the healthy and lean body I've always dreamed of! <BR> I look forward to cheering you guys and motivating you to achieve your goals and vice-versa! <BR> I'm always looking for simple new recipes to utilize that will fill me up but keep my jeans loose on me! So feel free to share any of your favorite... Sat, 14 May 2011 10:39:30 EST HEY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41812697 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm new to this site and I look forward to chatting to you all and working alongside you in our goal to a healthy lifestyle! Fri, 13 May 2011 23:39:18 EST Glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41812155 New to site and boards. Excited to be taking charge of my choices and welcome all help and support. Thanks in advance. I do have a question: Has anyone taken raw thyroid supplements for help with hypothroidism? Considering these. Any feedback appreciated. Fri, 13 May 2011 23:04:31 EST Glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41812141 New to site and boards. Excited to be taking charge of my choices and welcome all help and support. Thanks in advance. I do have a question: Has anyone taken raw thyroid supplements for help with hypothroidism? Considering these. Any feedback appreciated. Fri, 13 May 2011 23:04:10 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41810216 Hi everyone, I am Ashley 27 years old, I work for a surgeon as a Medical Assistant. I have been there soon to be 9 years, I started there right out of High school. I am so glad I found this site, seeing all the progress everyone is making gives me a lot of hope, I was quite thin until about 3 years ago the pounds started creeping up on me :( I am now very ready to be where I use to be. I'm not married I live with my Grandma, Aunt & cousin. My Grandma has raised me since I was 3 days old. I wo... Fri, 13 May 2011 21:00:23 EST Hi, from Oak Harbor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41805204 I am very interested in losing some weight. I have OA in my back which makes exercise of any kind very hard and painful. I also take meds that give me make me hungry. I finally decided I need help, and thought I would try this. I cnnot afford some of your other plans. Fri, 13 May 2011 15:14:25 EST Just starting out....again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41804344 I say I'm starting out again because this is the one millionth time I have decided to lose weight in my lifetime. I thought if I had a support group and held myself accountable for my daily choices by putting them down it might help me this time. I have a beautiful little girl and I do not want fat mama pictures to dominate her baby book either. I also want to be around for her and my husband for a long time. Fri, 13 May 2011 14:22:51 EST A great start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41803814 Hi to everyone. I just joined Spark People on Wednesday May 11. I am off to a good start. I know it won't last long and that I will plateau. But I am proud of myself for the wieght I already lost and the energy I am finding. It's due to the website that I can do it. I hope to meet new people going through the same thing. Fri, 13 May 2011 13:48:22 EST JOURNEY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41796155 Hello - I have been Overweight ALL My Life - Now its Time to Create a New Journey Fri, 13 May 2011 07:06:30 EST Hi my name is Wendy I am new to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41794606 I need to know exactly how to restart my whole diet as I can not start until this monday which will be May 15th. If anyone could help me out I would really appreciate it very much. I am looking forward to get going. Over the last 7 months I have gained approx. 70 lbs, I am not sure if it is due to medications, lack of exercise, and my diet or all 3. My goal is to lose the 70lbs as soon as I can. I would like to get to know how to use the website better so I can get around on it, so I will tak... Fri, 13 May 2011 01:14:07 EST Hello from this new member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41794070 Hi there everyone-I'm new to SparkPeople as of this week and am just exploring. I have about 30 pounds to lose, but mostly I'm excited about making some changes in my life and looking forward to feeling strong, healthy and energetic again. I'm open to all advice, wisdom and words of encouragement on how to do this successfully. Fri, 13 May 2011 00:12:36 EST Pedometers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41790512 Good evening everyone, I hope your days have gone/are going well. I'd like to get a pedometer to track my daily steps, not just while exercising, but all the time. I've looked on amazon.com and a couple other websites, but all the options are a tad overwhelming. I'll probably be going shopping this weekend, so maybe checking things out in person will help narrow things down a bit. But I was wondering if any of you had any suggestions or comments to make? Any pedometers in particular you like,... Thu, 12 May 2011 20:54:42 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41789463 Thank you all for the great welcome!!!!!!! <BR> My name is Carol & I live in Mass.& I have a problem keeping the weight off <BR> I really would like to loose at least 40 pounds & as you know IT IS SO HARD !! <BR> But I feel that if I belong to SparkTeam I will have more willpower <BR> All the welcomes I got really made me feel good Thank you all so much Thu, 12 May 2011 19:43:52 EST Does it work for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41787317 I read about this site in Woman's Day Magazine. Thu, 12 May 2011 17:15:59 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41785226 Just joined. I'm looking forward to learning new and exciting ways to living a healthy lifestyle. Thu, 12 May 2011 15:09:22 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41784026 Hello everyone. My name is Merrick and I am 39, stay at home mom, and would love to lose at least 30 pounds. I have fibromyalgia, so have a very low energy level and some aches and pains. Any help would be appreciated. Thu, 12 May 2011 14:03:36 EST Give me just 10 Mins- Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x41782576 Asking for you to do just 10 Mins of exercise today. If you do more that's <em>345</em> !! <BR> Let us know what you did for your 10 mins of exercise! <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople has great videos. If you find one you like post the link here so others can enjoy it. Thu, 12 May 2011 12:45:12 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41779833 Hello everyone! My name is Melissa. I am 39, turning the big 40 in a few weeks. I am a single mom of two wonderful boys. I love to run/walk 5k's and will be in my first 10k in July - The Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. I am very excited about this and nervous too! I also enjoy spending my free time with my boyfriend and my kids outdoors. Hiking is a fun activity to do when the weather is nice. I also enjoy Nature Photography too. I also scrapbook when I have the time. As well as work... Thu, 12 May 2011 10:31:16 EST Hello:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41779386 My name is Misty. My goals are to get fit & lose my extra pounds I carry around. I want a healthier, livelier way of living so I can keep up w/ my kids. I love to be outdoors but I feel that w/ my heaviness I am rather embarassed of how I look now days & don't go out much anymore. So I joined to get inspiration, help & motivation to lose weight! Hope you all can help! Thu, 12 May 2011 10:10:49 EST What Motivates YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41777165 What motivates you to make a change and to keep going in the right direction? Thu, 12 May 2011 08:24:41 EST hey guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41774868 Hi there, im Nikadee. im a 21 year old female from Australia struggling with depression and bulimia. i stumbled across this site hoping it might help. Thu, 12 May 2011 05:01:28 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41772724 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I just joined SparkPeople today. I'm a 37 year old Mommy of 2 in Oregon with (gulp) over 100 pounds to lose. I'm also doing WW, but I figured I needed to allow myself some more flexibility, so I thought I'd try adding SparkPeople into my current plan. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Wed, 11 May 2011 23:19:03 EST Hi there...sparkpeople newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41772620 Hi all, <BR> <BR> My name is Kristy, I am new to sparkpeople. I am 33 years-old and in the past 2 years have gained some 60 pounds. Would like to introduce myself to everyone. Hoping to work this program and be successful. Wed, 11 May 2011 23:14:00 EST 50 and unfit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41770844 I need help and I need it now! :D I'm 51 and I'm so unfit and unhealthy. My heart is broken because I have once again let myself down with my weight gain and lack of exercise. I'm super busy and I allow my schedule to dictate me instead of dictating my schedule. I just need a new start. Wed, 11 May 2011 21:51:44 EST Got Questions or Need help in finding...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41770208 If you have a question or need help regarding the Sparkpeople website or Where do I go for?? Please post it here. Your peers and spark team leaders will be glad to help out. <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 May 2011 21:22:56 EST What does your SP username mean? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41767743 Share how you came up with your Sparkpeople user name. Wed, 11 May 2011 19:10:05 EST Your Emoticon for the moment is....? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41767729 <em>252</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 19:09:08 EST 2 lbs a Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19804x50347x41767700 Can you work at removing remove 2lbs per week? Post here of your success. <BR> <BR> We can do this! Who's in???? Wed, 11 May 2011 19:07:34 EST Early Morning Exercisers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x50347x41767623 Anyone else out there that gets up earlier than the family to exercise? I know for myself, if I don't get it done before I work, it is so hard to fit it in afterwards. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>217</em> <em>237</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 19:03:26 EST Hi everyone .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41767284 I am here this week.. I am Lyn and I am starting out today at 161 pounds trying to get down to 155 by June 15... for a dare! Wed, 11 May 2011 18:43:24 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41767257 My name is Samantha, a friend of mine told me about SparkPeople. I am not a cmputer person however I thought I would give it a try. I have lots to lose and need all the encouragement I can get. I will be traveling of work most of the time so I will be eating out of hotels/restaurants most of the time. All tips and encouragemet welcome Wed, 11 May 2011 18:42:04 EST hey everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41765931 Hey everyone. I am looking forward to using this site to help me succeed in my weight loss goals. I was going to a Pure Weight Loss center a while ago before they all closed and it was working for me. However, once they closed, I pretty much gave up and gained back the weight I lost plus more. I still have the plan but it is not updated and I need a method that offers the support that I lack from not going to the center. Ok, that's all for me right now. Have a good day everyone! Wed, 11 May 2011 17:18:55 EST hi i'm jin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41765698 hi i'm jin, i'm really struggling at the moment, I found out today that i am diabetic, so have been told that i need to loose weight. my target weight is 140 pounds, so i have quite a way to go.... HELP xxxxxx Wed, 11 May 2011 17:04:00 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x50347x41764694 Hi, all! I just joined SparkPeople and am excited to figure my way around this site and utilize all its tools as best I can. I'm finally getting serious about wanting to lose 10-15 lbs, so I'm looking forward to meeting some others with advice, motivation and ideas that you used or are using on your weight loss journey! Thanks!! Wed, 11 May 2011 16:06:59 EST