SparkPeople Summer 2014 ~ 60 Day Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=51784 Challenge will run from June 21st to August 19th.. Whatever you want it to be for you. No points, no prizes just tons of personal satisfaction, team support, accountability & encouragement. SparkPeople Summer 2014 ~ 60 Day Challenge Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=51784 Day. 59 wow can you believe it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58872420 Write a post or blog explaining what being healthy means to you. <em>247</em> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:12:21 EST Saturday August 16, 2014~ Day 57~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58852187 Happy Saturday! <BR> We made it through to our LAST Full week! <BR> How are you feeling? <BR> Accomplished? <BR> Discouraged? <BR> <BR> today <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <BR> I want you to give yourself a goodie... <BR> If you like, you can write yourself a little note with it, that you may look back on when you need a boost! <em>380</em> This could be really helpful to you some day! <em>306</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Winners don't quit right before the finish line! <em>105</em> <BR> L... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:18:43 EST Day 55 & 56 Thursday & Friday August 14 &15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58843459 <em>88</em> We haven't paid much attention to our sleep habits this challenge, so let's make sure we are getting at least 7 hours and no more than 9 hours of sleep. How many hours did you get last night? Can you get your recommended tomorrow night? <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:45:03 EST Wednesday August 13, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58829122 We are almost at the Finish Line <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Are you in the habit of tracking your food? <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> Do you do it daily? weekly? <BR> <BR> Are you an end of the day tracker? <BR> <BR> In my 5 years on Spark.... I would say it's probably better to track as you go, so you don't accidentally forget to track something, and you can see where you are as the day progresses. <BR> It took me awhile to get into it. <BR> <BR> It does take some time in the beginning... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:41:59 EST Tuesday -- August 12, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58815241 Let's go to the motivational quote page and find a favorite one. Post here. You might also like to post it on a spark friends page. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quotes.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> God Bless ! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:21:48 EST Day 52 -- Monday AUGUST 11, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58805009 Well guys we are almost in the home stretch. This is our Final FULL week that we started Saturday! <BR> I pray that we were able to get something from this year's 60 Day Summer Challenge! <BR> Today's challenge is: <BR> To do the 10 min Jump rope video! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/vide<BR>os-detail.asp?video=81 <BR> Have a Blessed Day Ladies! <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> If you are unable to do this video, 10 min of some cardio activity! <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:01:11 EST Day 51 -- Sunday August 10, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58800079 Praying that everyone went to church, got to ( or will) spend quiet time basking in His Glory and His presence today! <BR> <BR> <em>458</em> <em>296</em> <em>459</em> <em>288</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. <BR> I Cor 1:10 Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:48:34 EST Saturday August 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58788833 You know how I love love love to get you outside breathing the fresh air and MOVING! <BR> So today's challenge is the same as almost every Saturday so far: <BR> GET OUT THERE AND MOVE IT to the best of your ability! <BR> <em>281</em> <em>311</em> <em>237</em> <em>360</em> <em>278</em> <em>108</em> <em>295</em> <em>260</em> <em>313</em> <em>379</em> <em>376</em> <em>298</em> <BR> JUST GET AND MOVE! <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day! <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:46:52 EST Friday August 8, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58776480 Ooops I completely forgot to post today (Thursday Aug 7! , sorry! ) <BR> <BR> Well let's have two challenges since we missed one yesterday! <BR> <BR> Let's stay in our calorie range and also in our CARB range today! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Friday! <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:41:19 EST Day 47 -- Wednesday August 6, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58756269 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>488</em> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> Freggies are good for us, and have very few calories. Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies today. The more, the better. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> Let's shoot for more Veggies than Fruits! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 23:26:44 EST Day 46 Tuesday August 5. 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58745902 Did you know about the Senior Health section of Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/senior-<BR>health.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Check it OUT! <BR> God Bless! <BR> <em>87</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:33:50 EST Day 45 -- Monday August 4, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58732035 FATTY ACIDS! <em>489</em> <BR> Today we are going to keep those bad boys down below 25 grams!!!! <BR> <em>381</em> <em>9</em> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:40:48 EST Day 42 -- Sunday August 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58732013 Sorry this is late, but you Ladies know the drill it's Sunday it's the Lord's day! <BR> Go to church and, or spend quiet time alone in His word. <BR> <BR> Psalm 121 New King James Version (NKJV) <BR> <BR> God the Help of Those Who Seek Him <BR> A Song of Ascents. <BR> <BR> I will lift up my eyes to the hills— <BR> From whence comes my help? <BR> <BR> 2 My help comes from the Lord, <BR> Who made heaven and earth. <BR> <BR> 3 He will not allow your foot to be moved; <BR> He who keeps yo... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 16:37:42 EST Day 43 Saturday August 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58717251 today We are going to concentrate on 30 minutes or more of outside activity. walking, biking,swimming, raking, gardening, golf, playing with your animals or your children. anything that involves outside activity for 30 minutes or more have a blessed day! <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2014 06:08:04 EST Day 42 -- Friday August 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58706201 Let's concentrate on our Calcium and Iron today. Two things women should be sure to get enough of every day! <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:43:30 EST Day 41 -- Thursday, July 31, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58694916 Here's some helpful information about how not to plateau in your weight-loss. <BR> <BR> <link>heidipowell.net/5889/avoiding-and-co<BR>nquering-that-weight-loss-plateau/ </link> <BR> <BR> I love to watch Chris and heidi Powell they're awesome!! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:31:46 EST Day 40 -- Wednesday July 30, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58685323 Sometimes i find it a challenge to think of an NSV <BR> <BR> a Non Scale Victory! <BR> <BR> I am a numbers person and believe me ~ I want to see a particular number on the scale. I don't expect it without working for it, and I am not going to give up if it doesn't come quickly... but you can know I WANT TO SEE IT!!! <BR> <BR> However while I am getting there, I will have set backs, obstacles and challenges... so I have to have NSV's along the way <BR> <BR> My non scale victory for thi... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:07:55 EST Day 39 -- Tuesday July 29, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58674250 Exercise time! <BR> Today we are going to work on strength training! <BR> Grab a couple of weights, if you do not have them get to cans out of the closet or two bottles of water ANYTHING will do! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> We are going to do Biscep Curls! <em>362</em> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=69 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> If you have Bands: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=246 </link> <BR> <BR> AND..... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:14:33 EST Day 38 - - Monday July 28, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58674132 <em>245</em> This is SO late! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I'm in a bad mood so this article just JUMPED out at me! <BR> <BR> Bust Your Bad Mood with Exercise <BR> Use Fitness, Not Food, to Change Your State of Mind <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1276 </link> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Night! <BR> <em>87</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:01:49 EST Sunday July 27, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58653568 You guys know the drill it's Sunday it's the Lord's day! <BR> Go to church or spend quiet time alone in His word. <BR> let His glory shine down on you, and give you peace and joy unspeakable! Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:42:14 EST Saturday, July 26, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58646027 Going to skip the exercise challenge for this weekend today I want you to concentrate on 30 minutes or more of outside activity walking biking raking gardening golf playing with your animals or your children anything that involves outside activity for 30 minutes or more have a blessed day! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:57:57 EST Day 35 - Friday July 25, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58637209 Today's challenge is the Russian twist. Start by sitting on the floor with your knees bent so that your feet are by your bum. Then lean back as far as you can, but not past 45`. Clasp your hands together, arms are straight out in front of you. Now twist from side to side, touching the floor with your hands as you go. This one is hard, but it's so very effective! <BR> <em>52</em> You can also do it holding light weight <em>34</em> or a ball! Feet flat or elevated for advanced! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:59:29 EST Day 34-- Thursday July 24, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58626524 Today we are going to take the Plank one step further. <BR> We are going to include a Side-Plank in our Plank move. <BR> While in Plank position roll over slowly and lean on your elbow. <BR> (be sure elbow is directly below shoulder) <BR> Your feet can be staggered or stacked. Stacked is more advanced. <BR> If you need a modified position bend the under leg so you are leaning on it slightly. <BR> Hold this position for 30 seconds, then slowly roll over and do the other side for 30 seconds. <... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:53:29 EST Wednesday July 23, 2014 -- Day 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58616166 <em>52</em> WE are going to move into an "EXERCISE" portion of the Daily Challenge. I realize some might not be able to do all exercise. Just do what you can do and do not fret over it! <BR> God Bless! <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> For today we are going to PLANK! <em>320</em> The Plank is a great CORE exercise! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis<BR>es.asp?exercise=7 </link> <BR> <BR> Try to hold the position for 60 seconds in the beginning, working your way up i... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:08:54 EST Day 32 -- Tuesday July 22, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58605938 How about another 1/2 WAY challenge? <BR> This time we are going to write a Blog on our experience so far. The GOOD, the Bad and the UGLY! <em>246</em> <BR> It doesn't have to be long, and if you do not like to Blog, just place it here in this thread. Who knows, what you share may help someone else on their journey to a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:52:55 EST Day 31 Monday July 21, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58595904 Now that we are 1/2 way through the challenge some of our Sparkfriends might be needing some encouragement! <BR> <BR> Today's challenges to go visit some of your spark friends on this team and give them some motivational comments. <BR> Either on their Sparkpage, as a comment , by spark mail or a goodie! <BR> have a blessed Week! <BR> <em>52</em> AND Remember! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:24:47 EST Day 30 Sunday July 20. 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58585209 <em>244</em> <em>104</em> We are 1/2 way there already! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge Spend precious time with our Lord and Savior! <BR> <BR> Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) <BR> Fear not, for I am with you; <BR> Be not dismayed, for I am your God. <BR> I will strengthen you, <BR> Yes, I will help you, <BR> I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. <BR> <BR> Have A Very Blessed Sunday! <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:58:48 EST Day 29 Saturday July 19, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58579330 Quiz anyone <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> How Healthy is Your Relationship with Food? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=66 </link> <BR> <BR> Why do I get the feeling I am NOT going to fare so well on this one? <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blessed Saturday to everyone! <BR> <em>52</em> Don't forget to weigh ~ In <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:21:43 EST Day - 28 - Friday July 18, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58567566 Are you enjoying the Quizzes? <BR> I hope so, because here is another one! <BR> <BR> Are You Ready to Change Your Lifestyle? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=61 </link> <BR> <BR> It's probably the most important question! Are You ready? <BR> <BR> Blessings Ladies! <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:56:31 EST Day 27 -- Thursday July 17, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58555902 AND the Quizzes Continue! <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=52 </link> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:22:41 EST Day 26 -- Wednesday July 16, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58544913 The quizzes continue! <em>150</em> <BR> <BR> Are You Ready to Lose Weight? <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/assessm<BR>ent_questions.asp?quizid=80 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> and Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:15:46 EST Day 25 -- Tuesday July 15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58535504 Quiz time! <BR> An Egg-cellent Quiz! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes<BR>_start.asp?quizid=63 </link> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:57:54 EST Day 24- Monday July 14, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58529555 <em>52</em> Let's stay in our FAT range today! <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:20:22 EST July 13, 2014 - Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58515242 This is the day God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge enjoy the day God made for you, and get some well deserved rest! <BR> Blessings to you my awesome Sparkfriends! <BR> <em>458</em> <em>26</em> <em>459</em> <em>26</em> <em>458</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:39:30 EST Saturday July 12, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58506149 Today were going to get outside and walk or jog or swim golf anything that includes cardio outside 30 minutes more! <em>381</em> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 01:00:06 EST July 11, 2014 Friday Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58495836 Staying along the same Nutrition Tracker lines today we are going to work on keeping our <em>469</em> Caffeine in range. <em>106</em> Some might not have a problem with that at all, so we are going to make it two fold. We are going to try and cut our <em>222</em> soda <em>262</em> intake down to only 1 today! So you choose, you can do both or just one, your choice. I do not drink soda, so I will be keeping my caffeine at a minimum. <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day! <BR> <em>87</em>... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:13:40 EST Thursday, July 10, 2014 Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58485291 Following along the nutrition tracker line of thought today .... <BR> It's very important to get the proper amount of fiber in your body every day to keep it running smoothly. so today were going to challenge ourselves to get 25 to 30 g of fiber!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake <BR> It's Easier (and Tastier) Than You Think! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=442 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:09:21 EST Day 19- Wednesday July 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58474128 Let's continue to concentrate on our nutrition tracker! <BR> Today we are going to work on sodium.,., <BR> We all know that too much is bad for us, but yet our bodies need it... <BR> <BR> I made a delicious <em>140</em> Turkey black bean veggie chili. But, when I added it to the recipe creator the sodium was WAY TO HIGH! <BR> <BR> Let's stay in our range today for sodoium!!! <em>211</em> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:09:11 EST Praying for our days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x58468581 Father, I pray for us on this 60 day challenge that we will make true and sincere and lasting changes. I pray that we will commit first and foremost to You as we make this journey to improved health and a healthier lifestyle that pleases You (Proverbs 16:1-3; 3:1-6). Grant us to rightly and truly evaluate our commitment to each step necessary for success in this journey. May we fully allow You to evaluate our heart motives, leading us to right and true motives that are pleasing to You. Grant ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:29:02 EST Day 18 Tuesday July 8, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58462268 Hows your Iron? <em>85</em> <BR> Let's make sure it's in range today! <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 22:56:22 EST Monday, July 7, 2014 Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58451283 Today's challenge is to give a weight loss "Tip" that has helped you on your journey. Hit reply button and share with all of us, even if you think everybody already knows that. <em>192</em> <BR> Have a blessed week <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:16:46 EST Day 16 Sunday July 6, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58440332 <em>104</em> <em>458</em> <em>26</em> <em>459</em> <em>26</em> <em>458</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> It's Sunday again already! <BR> <BR> Psalms 95:1-11 - O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is the same as last Sunday! <BR> Spend time with our Lord and Savior. <BR> Get rested and refueled in the Word of God! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you my <em>223</em> S <BR> <BR> <em>104</em>... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 21:22:18 EST Saturday July 5, 2014 Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58432560 OK, so yesterday we all ate quite a bit more than we should have, some of us might have a negative overall calorie burn, and some of us may have partaked just a little bit more, exercised just a little bit less! <em>20</em> <BR> Today is a NEW day! <em>249</em> <BR> Let's stay in our calorie range today!!! <BR> How large a differential can you make today? <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 23:34:50 EST Friday July 4th!!!! Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58422957 Since today is a holiday, we are going to.... <BR> track our calories in VS are calories out.....! <em>301</em> <BR> What You say? Not, a day off? Oh NO! <BR> Quite the contrary! <BR> Holidays are days I always have trouble behaving, and I am thinking I am not alone with that! <em>211</em> <BR> ......We can eat a little heavier today since it is a holiday, BUT you also must compensate for your indulgence by doing enough <em>311</em> cardio <em>237</em> to still have a negative def... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:41:33 EST Day 13, Thursday July 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58411760 Today's Challenge: <BR> Leave a note of appreciation for your partner, child, friend, co-worker, or other relative you may take for granted. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:7-9 (KJV) <BR> <BR> 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. <BR> <BR> 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. <BR> <BR> 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Donna <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:44:54 EST Wednesday July 2, 2014 Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58401463 Today's Challenge- <BR> Have you ever noticed that you accomplish more when you write a To-do list, versus keeping it in your head? <BR> I want you to take a look at the big picture. <em>202</em> <BR> What do you hope to achieve with your healthy lifestyle? <em>362</em> <BR> What will you need to give up? <em>486</em> <BR> Write these things down today. <em>149</em> <BR> Take a hard look and identify the tough choices to be made, and note the benefits you will gain. <em>211</... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:27:43 EST Tuesday July 1, 2014 - Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58390979 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> Fruit has a lot of sugar in it, luckily it's offset by lots of fiber! <BR> However, many people eat lots of fruits and few veggies, when it should be the other way around. <BR> Let's try replacing a piece of fruit today for a veggie instead! <BR> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>369</em> <em>373</em> <em>371</em> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:27:31 EST Monday June 30, 2014 Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58378185 Today's challenge is going to be to learn and absorb! <em>189</em> <BR> <em>52</em> The more we know the better our journey is. <BR> Find a Spark article <em>203</em> that will help you where you need help. <BR> Come back and either share what you learned or just post <em>248</em> if you do not want to share what you read. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed and HAVE FUN !!! <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:59:36 EST Andi_3ks All encompasing thracking thread. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58369468 Not at all sure that what I am supposed to be doing here and what I am tracking but I decided to go whole hog... so here are my goals short and long term <BR> <BR> Short term goals <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> cook one meal extra a week <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> <BR> Run three times a week <BR> <BR> if running is not feasible due to weather ( Rain, lightening or heat) use the Wii running program <BR> <BR> Get bike fixed <BR> <BR> <BR> Ride Bike twice a week <BR> <BR> Intellectua... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:36:13 EST Sunday June 29, 2014 Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58367755 This is the day God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge enjoy the day God made for you, and get some well deserved rest! <BR> Blessings to you my awesome Sparkfriends! <BR> <em>458</em> <em>26</em> <em>459</em> <em>26</em> <em>458</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:31:36 EST ChuggAlo ngMama's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58362749 WEEK TWO JUNE 28- JULY 4 (It is my official 1st week, Starting Late) <BR> <BR> ~ Goals ~ <BR> Exercise Daily at least 15 minutes. <BR> Do not skip meals. <BR> Drink 80 ounces of water a day. <BR> Log everything! <BR> Find a schedule that works for me! <BR> <BR> ~ Reward ~ <BR> Two hours of Me time to get a mani/pedi. <BR> <BR> ______________________________________ <BR> <BR> *Saturday June 28th* <BR> Exercise Daily at least 15 minutes/ <BR> Do not skip meals/ <BR> Drink 80 ounces of wate... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:05:37 EST June 28, 2014 Saturday Day -8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58360073 Well we made it through our 1st week! <em>321</em> <BR> How did you do? <BR> Did you remember to weigh in if your tracking it here in the forum? <BR> Today's challenge is: <BR> Look back at your goals/rewards tracker and see, now that our 1st week is complete, if you need to TWEAK anything! I know I do! <em>20</em> <BR> If you like you can comment here on how you did, and if you did any tweaking! <BR> God Bless and Praying you have a Blessed 2nd week, remember.... <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:18:09 EST Friday June 27th, 2014 Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58348557 WOW! It's been a week already! <BR> I noticed that some of us are Blogging daily. That's <em>250</em> <BR> Today's challenge is for the rest of us,that aren't! <BR> Let's Blog about our 1st week in the challenge! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:53:13 EST June 26, 2014 Thursday Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58338954 Someone read this once on the Keys to Success page... “If it tastes good, it has no BUSINESS being in your mouth!” I don’t know who put it... I hope they didn't mean it. What a sad statement. My tip would be find good healthy tasty foods. I know there are a lot of foods that taste <em>345</em> and are HEALTHY too! <BR> Do you have some favorites? <BR> <em>550</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:36:00 EST Wednesday June 25th, 2014 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58327756 Do you have a drawer that needs cleaning out? <BR> Maybe you have a closet that is a mess, a desk? Or perhaps a whole room. <BR> Today's challenge is to pick one area to clean up and throw out some clutter. <em>225</em> <BR> If you don't have any clutter, that's <em>345</em> LUCKY YOU!!!. Take the day off. <em>246</em> Or better yet, come help me, I have WAY TOO much! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:05:11 EST Daily Challenge Day 4 Tuesday June 24, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58317753 <em>362</em> PUMP AND <em>401</em> STRETCH! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do strength exercises and stretching. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed & Have FUN !!! <BR> <BR> The Best Desk Stretches <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=22 </link> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:33:10 EST This was an oopsie! =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58305287 <em>87</em> <em>67</em> <em>85</em> <em>301</em> <em>296</em> <em>342</em> <em>296</em> <em>301</em> <em>85</em> <em>67</em> <em>87</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEK ONE JUNE 21, 2013- June 27 <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:52:16 EST Day 3/60 Daily Challenge for Monday June 23, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58302433 <em>248</em> The question today is... “HOW”... can you measure your goal? <BR> How will you know you are there, at your goal? <BR> What does Balance look like? <BR> What does an active life mean? <BR> What does more time with family mean to you? <BR> Are your goals open-ended? or are they measurable and achievable? <BR> <BR> I want to spend more time with my family... hmmm maybe you could say. <BR> "I want to spend 15 minutes of play with my kids before I start to make supper" <BR> . ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:35:09 EST Iowa Educator's Daily Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58302280 My goals are: <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water. ( 10 pts. daily) <BR> 2. Go to Gym 5 days a week. ( 30 pts daily) <BR> 3. Prepare healthy family meals 5 days a week. ( 20 pts daily) <BR> 4. Register over 7500 steps on the pedometer. (10 pts. daily) <BR> 5. Track food and activity daily. (10 pts. daily) <BR> 6. Sleep between 7-9 hours nightly (10 pts. daily) <BR> 7. Devote 15 minutes of personal time for self. (10 pts. daily) <BR> <BR> <BR> To earn rewards, I will successfully earn 10... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 16:20:53 EST Day 2 Challenge for June 22, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58292146 Today's Challenge, if you decide to accept it is: <BR> <em>202</em> <BR> Post a B4 pic of yourself so you can compare it to the, "After" pic in 60 days. <BR> <em>7</em> <BR> You may include measurements as well if you like. <BR> Or you can just post measurements! <BR> <BR> It's your choice,,, <BR> <em>52</em> Remember~ It's YOUR Challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> Hopefully, <BR> Everyone has their goals, long and short, rewards,(non food) long and short posted in the trac... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:56:04 EST Cierapoet's 2014 Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58290908 <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> My Goals For Summer 2014 Challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Read Bible Daily <BR> 2. Track Food Daily <BR> 3. Cardio Workout 5x a week. <BR> 4. Strength train 3x a week <BR> 5. Drink 8 cups water daily. <BR> 6. Write at least 500 words 5 days. <BR> 7. SMILE daily! <BR> <BR> Each goal is worth 100 points per day. 100 ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:50:40 EST Runningoma's 2014 Tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58290046 Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Walk/Run 25 miles per week (or burn 500 calories 5 days a week) <BR> 2. Complete a 10 day juice fast using Joe Cross's program. <BR> 3. Do ST 3x per week <BR> 4. Make photo album of Norway trip. <BR> 5. Get water distiller and drink at least 8 glasses per day. <BR> 6. Lose 14 pounds. <BR> 7. Drink at least one fresh juice per day (1 liter - mostly veggies) <BR> <BR> I may add to this, but these are the basics Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:35:24 EST CrouchingFlea's 2014 Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58289145 June 21-28 <BR> Lose 2 pounds! Goal weight: 230! <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Read Bible daily <BR> 6/7 <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Strength train 5 days weekly <BR> 5/5 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Stay in calorie range 6 days weekly <BR> 3/6 <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> 4. Exercise at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes each day. <BR> 6/6 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 5. Drink at least 8 cups of water each day <BR> 6/7 <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> 6. Do 1 load of laundry every day <BR> 4/7 ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:06:35 EST Kadulac's thread 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58283188 1. Read Bible daily <BR> 2. Get over 11,000 steps every day <BR> 3. Strength train 3 days weekly <BR> 4. Walk 150 miles each month <BR> 5. Stay in calorie range 6 days weekly <BR> 6. Exercise at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes each day. <BR> 7. Drink at least 8 cups of water each day <BR> <BR> My end goals are to lose 4 inches and 10 pounds <BR> <BR> Rewards: <BR> <BR> Perfect day: <BR> <BR> 1. Time to read <BR> 2. Time to knit <BR> 3. Time to sew <BR> 4. Take a bath <BR> <BR... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:12:03 EST Sonflowe rgammy's Summer 2014 Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58272277 Please do not post any comments here. <em>227</em> <BR> Note: I cut and pasted WILDFLOWERR's tracking thread for a template and then adapted it for myself. Rfv <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> WEEK ONE JUNE 21, 2013- June 27 <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Complete Give God A Year daily reading upon waking daily. <BR> = 7/7 <BR> 2. Bible Study completed daily. <BR> = 4/7 <BR> 3. Sitting up in bed 60 min or more 7 x's a week. <BR> =6/7 = <BR> 4. Strength Training 5 min. or more 3 x's a week. <BR> = 6/3 ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:06:19 EST Freda's 2014 Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58187037 Goals: <BR> 1. No candies – bad, bad habit! – 1 point <BR> (this rule is waved for cake on Canada day <em>636</em> ) <BR> 2. Time set aside for spending with God – 1 point <BR> 3. Workout (on days when I work, I don’t have to workout) – 1 point <BR> 4. Get 7-8 hours of sleep minimum – 1 point <BR> 5. Drink a minimum of 2L water a day – 1 point <BR> Bonus point for doing a crossfit workout <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Simple, but short enough that I can remember them <em>41</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:22:19 EST Day 1 June 21st 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x58107457 OK, <em>249</em> <BR> Our challenge for day 1 is to make sure you have your Long/short term goals, and your Long/short term rewards laid out, and posted! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> If your having problems msg me or Kristi will be happy to help you! <BR> Blessings and best of luck in this challenge. <BR> Praying everyone meets their desired goals so they can reap the rewards! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Here is some info that you might like: ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:51:12 EST Wildflowerr_'s 2014 Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58107397 Goals: <BR> 1. A Minimum of 15 minutes housework chores completed b4 online time <BR> 2. Minimum of 15 minutes Bible Study-time with God, completed B4 computer time <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 6x's a week <BR> 4. Strength Training 30 min. or more 3 x's a week <BR> 5. Have a calorie differential of -500 or more 6 out of 7 days a week <BR> 6. Protein at or above 100 all week <BR> 7. Fiber 30 or above all week <BR> 8. 7- 9 hours of sleep 6 out of 7 days a week <BR> 9. Keeping my sodiu... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 11:45:24 EST Darlene’s 2014, 60 Day Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x58084468 I decided to delete the old goals, though the original rewards remain. Here are my new goals and report outline. <BR> <BR> Sunday, June 22, 2014 <BR> <BR> See my blog for yesterday and today for details: <BR> <BR> Yesterday – Times - I need to hear You: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722867 </link> <BR> <BR> Today – Goals for this high stress season: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723392 </lin... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:22:03 EST Day 60 Monday, August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54575029 Well day 60 has arrived! <BR> your challenge for today should you decide to except it... <BR> is to write a blog about your last 60 days in this challenge! <BR> thank you all for participating <BR> God bless you! <BR> wildflowerr aka- Donna <em>220</em> <BR> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:26:38 EST Day 59 Sunday, August 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54563823 Enjoy your Sunday. Rest in the Lord. <BR> blessings, <BR> wildflowerr <BR> <em>459</em> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 04:00:07 EST Day 58 Saturday, August 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54553060 This is the last weekend of our challenge can you believe it? <BR> let's go out strong 10 points for every 10 minutes of physical fitness you get outside today! <BR> let's go big enjoy the last few days of summer. <BR> Blessings, <BR> Donna <BR> ,) Sat, 17 Aug 2013 03:17:51 EST Day 57 Friday, August 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54541490 Today's challenges to go visit some of your spark friends on this team and give them some motivational comments. Either on their Sparkpage as a comment , by spark mail or a goodie ! have a blessed day! Fri, 16 Aug 2013 03:43:39 EST Day 56 Thursday, August 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54535314 Sorry this is late party too hard on my birthday I guess lol! <BR> Today's challenge keep your Fat and sugar intake at a reasonable levels! <BR> we can do it! <BR> let's get her done!!! Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:03:11 EST Day 55 Wednesday August 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54497393 <em>44</em> Happy Birthday to me! <em>234</em> I hate birthdays! <BR> Today write a BLOG about how you feel about your birthday! <em>9</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:51:07 EST Day 54 Tuesday August 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54497373 The day I fly to see my grand babies in WA! <em>244</em> <em>334</em> <BR> Let's stay in calorie range today! <BR> For a BONUS stay 100 calories under! <em>211</em> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:49:15 EST Day 53 Monday August 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54497358 30 minutes Strength Training is in order today! <BR> <em>362</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:47:40 EST Day 52 Sunday August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54476963 You know the Drill! <BR> Today is God's day! <BR> Get some rest, and REST IN HIM! <BR> Love, <BR> Wildflowerr <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:29:43 EST Day 51 Saturday, August 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54465026 Today were going to get outside and walk or jog or swim golf anything that includes cardio outside 30 minutes more! <em>381</em> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 23:22:13 EST Day 50 Friday August 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54452207 Well guys we are almost in the home stretch. I pray that we were able to get something from this year's 60 Day Summer Challenge! <BR> Today's challenge is: <BR> To do the 10 min Jump rope video! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/vide<BR>os-detail.asp?video=81 <BR> Have a Blessed Day Ladies! <BR> Thu, 8 Aug 2013 22:33:09 EST Day 49 Thursday August 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54440193 Today is PLANK day! <BR> <BR> We have straight arm plank, elbow plank, side plank, plank up downs. <BR> Let's do one minute of each type of plank! <BR> For extra credit, do some plank crunches! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=30BZeAMk9-U </link> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 23:36:45 EST Day 48 Wednesday, August 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54427310 How many different kinds of push-ups can you do? <BR> Let's find out. <BR> Standard push-up - modified on your knes or on your toes. <BR> Wide fly push-ups - Position your arms out in front of you as wide as you can go. <BR> Military push-ups- Arms close to your side keeping your elbows tucked against your sides. <BR> Heart-to-heart push-ups also called diamond push-ups-Place your hands in a diamond shape underneath your chest. The closer your hands are together in the duamond positio... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 00:27:05 EST Day 47 Tuesday August 6 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54413299 Today's challenge is the triceps dip. I still don't use weight for this exercise because it is so effective. Start by sitting in a chair. Then slide your bum off, and use your hands to hold yourself on the chair. This is the start position. At this point, your legs can be straight out, or you can have bent knees. Then lower your bum almost to the floor, then return to start. Try 3 sets of 10 reps, and remember, weight training is for EVERYONE who is physically able. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dai... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 23:34:10 EST Day 46 Monday August 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54398080 Today's challenge is the Russian twist. Start by sitting on the floor with your knees bent so that your feet are by your bum. Then lean back as far as you can, but not past 45`. Clasp your hands together, arms are straight out in front of you. Now twist from side to side, touching the floor with your hands as you go. This one is hard, but it's so very effective! <BR> <em>52</em> You can also do it holding light weight <em>34</em> or a ball! Feet flat or elevated for advanced! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 21:43:20 EST Day 45 Sunday July 4 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54386244 Rest and prayer are on the docket for today ladies! <BR> <em>102</em> <em>458</em> <BR> Have a Blessed Day! <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:44:29 EST Day 44 Saturday Aug 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54374064 Time to switch gears again! <BR> I was chating with another member about the scale today and got to thinking.... maybe... <BR> that the scale isn't always the most accurate tracker of progress. Today, I want you to snap a picture of yourself in a swimsuit, or take some measurements on you waist, hips, arm, etc. Update the measurements or picture every 30 days. It's hard to see the gradual progress, so pictures and inches can help us see how far we've come.... <BR> Then let's see how long we c... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 22:10:21 EST Day 43 August 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54362029 Today we are going to have a, "two in one" challange! <BR> Let's keep our Caffeine and our Trans Fats in range! <BR> There is no excuses for Trans fats in you diet, so anything higher than a ZERO is too much! <BR> Caffeine isn't quite so bad. I have mine set at 100-300 What's yours? Do you even track it? Do you even drink it? <em>222</em> <em>106</em> <BR> Have a Blessed Day! <BR> <em>87</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 23:52:04 EST Day 42 Thursday August 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54347187 OK it's August already! <BR> Your challenge today is get outside and get 30 minutes of Cardio! <BR> Enjoy the <em>67</em> !! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> <BR> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:47:33 EST Day 41 Wednesday, July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54333660 Are you getting the right amount of sleep? <BR> There's a good chance you're not! <BR> Today's challenge is to get no less than seven and no more than nine hours of sleep tonight! <BR> WE CAN DO IT! Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:25:19 EST Day 40 Tuesday July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54320894 Hows your Iron? <BR> Let's make sure it's in range today! <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:28:00 EST Day 39 Monday July 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54307530 Ok Ladies today we are going to work on CARBS! <BR> Let's stay in our range today! <BR> <em>381</em> <em>185</em> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:48:54 EST Day 38 Sunday July 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54295431 You know the drill! <BR> Sunday's are God's Day! <BR> Rest in Him and refresh your Spirit! <BR> Love, <BR> Donna <BR> <em>247</em> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:31:29 EST Day 37 Saturday July 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54281428 FATTY ACIDS! <BR> Today we are going to keep those bad boys down below 25 grams!!!! <BR> <em>381</em> <em>9</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:26:05 EST Day 36 Friday July 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54272211 Ok Ladies today's challenge is to get 10 glasses of water in! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>211</em> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:09:03 EST Day 35 Thursday July 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54260149 Freggies are good for us, and have very few calories. Eat at least 5 fruits and veggies today. The more, the better. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:02:22 EST Day 34 Wednesday July 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54246562 Howdy! <BR> Iron is very important for women, as is calcium! Today we are going to have a double challenge! <BR> Let's get enough iron and calcium in our lovely temples that God gave us today! <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:19:36 EST Day 33 Tuesday July 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54232353 How did you do with your sodium? <BR> Today we are going to try to get our Fiber up to 30 grams. Fiber plays an important role in our healthy lifestyles! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Donna <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 23:06:26 EST Day 32 Monday July 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54215260 Let's move on to a new area this week! <BR> Let's concentrate on our nutrition tracker! <BR> Today we are going to work on sodium.,., <BR> We all know that too much is bad for us, but yet our bodies need it... <BR> Let's stay in our range today for sodoium!!! <em>211</em> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:05:51 EST Day 31 Sunday July 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54215236 Today's challenge is the same as last Sunday, REST IN THE LORD! <BR> <em>296</em> <em>458</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Donna <BR> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 19:03:41 EST Day 30 Saturday July 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54194909 Today marks the 1/2 way point for our 2013 Summer 60 day challenge! <BR> For today's daily challenge we will write a Blog telling how things are going so far! <BR> Blessings, <BR> Donna <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:08:53 EST Day 29 Friday July 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54183359 Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> Cut a rug <em>335</em> <em>354</em> dance party. You know you haven't forgotten the Macarena! 30-minutes will burn approx. 200 calories! <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Day and Have Fun! <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:09:24 EST Day 28 Thursday July 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54171250 Today's Challenge: <BR> Belly Dancing! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrvdJZ1HQYY </link> <BR> <BR> Have Fun and Be Blessed! <BR> <em>87</em> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:34:02 EST DAY 27 Wednesday July 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54157161 Today's Challenge: <BR> Cardio Blast Time! <BR> <BR> Follow this how to video and you will be Cardio Blasting in NO TIME! <BR> <BR> <link>www.howcast.com/videos/501323-Cardio<BR>-Blast-Dance-Move-Hip-Hop-Dance-Workout </link> <BR> <BR> Have FUN and God Bless! <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:14:28 EST Day 25 Tuesday July 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54142852 Today's Challenge: <BR> Today's move comes from Capoeira, a Brazilian form of Martial Arts. <BR> Today's move is the "Ginga", meaning to rock back and forth. <BR> <em>354</em> <BR> I will do my best to explain, but I have included a link to Capoeira's wiki page for a video. Start in a squat with you feet together. <BR> Step right foot to the right, then step left foot back. <BR> Shift your weight into your right foot, step left foot to the left, and step right foot back. <BR> Use one a... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:02:38 EST Andi's Tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x54142519 Editing this to add a few weekly challenges: <BR> <BR> Run twice a week at the Y ( due to heat it's not safe outside now) Done <BR> <BR> Bike once a week - as heat/weather permits Done <BR> <BR> Walk with a friend each Wednesday. ( no penalty if she cancels/ penalty if I cancel is that I have to scrub the kitchen floor) Did as weather permitted <BR> <BR> Do two session with the wii. fail <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In 60 days I will <BR> <BR> * be able to run the Color Run in my city i... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:38:04 EST Day 24 Monday July 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54128152 Today's Lesson is ZUMBA! <BR> We are going to work on arms, stomach and thighs, learning one basic step! <BR> Check it out! <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zrac0NVK7Y </link> <em>354</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 21:14:13 EST Day 24 Sunday July 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54118240 Your challenge today is to REST IN HIM! <em>459</em> <BR> Soak up HIS word <em>296</em> <BR> Blessings to All, <BR> Love, <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 00:19:44 EST Day 23 July 13 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54106958 Shadowboxing <em>326</em> <BR> This move comes from many disciplines, notably tae bo. <BR> Stand with feet wider than shoulder width, and squat a bit. <BR> Then start punching the air in front of you. <BR> This can be more intense if you hold small weights or cans of soup. <BR> Just remember your form! <BR> <BR> Shadowboxing works your shoulders, bum, core, and thighs. <BR> However, this move can be modified by sitting, which removes the lower body toning. <BR> So put on some music o... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:57:46 EST Day 22 Friday July 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54095029 I have tried many kind of cardio: <BR> running, walking, Zumba, P90X, Insanity, etc. <BR> Each one leaves me with tight hamstrings. Thank goodness for yoga and the downward dog! <BR> <BR> Start in push up position, then shift your hips up and back so that your body makes an upside down V. If you have trouble, slightly bend your knees, however, straight knees result in the best stretch. Hold for 20-30 seconds. <BR> <BR> God Bless and Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Downward Dog Video: <BR> <link>ww... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:49:38 EST Day 21 Thursday July / 11 Oops! missed yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54081514 <em>245</em> I missed yesterday! I honestly thought I did it! <em>198</em> That's scary! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge: NEW Technique Week is HERE! <BR> <BR> Every day this week, I will challenge you with a move from different exercise techniques. Today, I want to introduce the 100 from pilates. <BR> Lay on your back with your feet pointed straight up to the ceiling (easy) or pointing at a 45* angle (hard). <BR> You can lift your upper body off the floor, or stay on the g... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:51:16 EST Day 19 July 9 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54052719 Today's Challenge- <BR> Have you ever noticed that you accomplish more when you write a To-do list, versus keeping it in your head? <BR> I want you to take a look at the big picture. <em>202</em> <BR> What do you hope to achieve with your healthy lifestyle? <em>362</em> <BR> What will you need to give up? <em>486</em> <BR> Write these things down today. <em>149</em> <BR> Take a hard look and identify the tough choices to be made, and note the benefits you will gain. <em>211</... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 21:21:06 EST Day 18 July 8 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54041370 Today's Challenge: <BR> Leave a note of appreciation for your partner, child, friend, or other relative you may take for granted. <BR> <BR> <BR> Matthew 5:7-9 (KJV) <BR> <BR> 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. <BR> <BR> 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. <BR> <BR> 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> Donna <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:41:42 EST Day 17 Sunday July 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54029144 <em>288</em> Sunday is a day of rest so take the day to do something nice for yourself. <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> Have a Great, Blessed day! <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 23:54:59 EST Day 16 July 6 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54017186 <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> Fruit has a lot of sugar in it, luckily it's offset by lots of fiber! <BR> However, many people eat lots of fruits and few veggies, when it should be the other way around. <BR> Let's try replacing a piece of fruit today for a veggie instead! <BR> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>369</em> <em>373</em> <em>371</em> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:28:59 EST Day 15 July 5 Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x54005601 OK, so yesterday we all ate quite a bit more than we should have, some of us might have a negative overall calorie burn, and some of us may have partaked just a little bit more, exercised just a little bit less! <em>20</em> <BR> Today is a NEW day! <em>249</em> <BR> Let's stay in our calorie range today!!! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Thu, 4 Jul 2013 22:33:20 EST Day 14 July 4 Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53995464 Since today is a holiday, we are going to repeat a challenge from Saturday! <BR> What You say? Not, a day off? Oh NO! <BR> Quite the contrary! <BR> Holidays are days I always have trouble behaving, and I am thinking I am not alone with that! <em>211</em> <BR> So just like on Saturday where we tracked our calories in VS are calories out... We can eat a little heavier today since it is a holiday, BUT you also must compensate for your indulgence by doing enough cardio to still have a negative... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 00:34:47 EST Day 13 - Wednesday July 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53981496 Since we are doing articles on the LIVE IT'S Team, let's stay along those lines again for today's challenge as well! <BR> <em>52</em> Also, it's my Hubbie's Birhtday on the 4th, yes he is a <em>283</em> baby! I will be baking a cake or cake pops! tomorrow anywaz! <em>211</em> <BR> The link below can be a lifesaver! Using the "light" baking suggestions, I can have my <em>35</em> and eat it too. <BR> Read the article, and choose one strategy to try. <BR> My favorite is using apple... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 23:26:59 EST Day 12 - Tuesday July 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53967240 We are well into our 2nd week of this challenge,,, <BR> You are getting an idea of what's working and what's not in your Personal Tracker... <BR> Your challenge for today is: <BR> Go back over your Personal Tracker and re-set your goals for July if necessary! <BR> <em>52</em> It's important to have goals,long and short term goals, with NON~food long and short term rewards! <BR> WE deserve them!!! <BR> Let us know if you need help revamping any of your GOALS! <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <B... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:07:06 EST Day 11 - Monday July 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53952087 On our spark team Wildflowerr's Live It's one of our goals this month is to read articles, so.today's challenge is going to be to learn and absorb! <em>189</em> <BR> <em>52</em> The more we know the better our journey is. <BR> Find a Spark article <em>203</em> that will help you where you need help. <BR> Come back and either share what you learned or just post <em>248</em> if you do not want to share what you read. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed and HAVE FUN !!! Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:10:27 EST Day 10 - Sunday June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53938962 This is the day God has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge enjoy the day God made for you, and get some well deserved rest! <BR> Blessings to you my awesome Sparkfriends! <BR> <em>458</em> <em>26</em> <em>459</em> <em>26</em> <em>458</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:48:55 EST Day 9- Saturday - June 29 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53929550 We all no the weekends can be challenging! <BR> So today, rather than staying in our calorie range, our challenge is to have a 250 calorie deficit after you add in your cardio to your tracker! <BR> <em>52</em> If you do not know where to look to see your calorie deficit here it is: <BR> CLICK ON: <BR> My tracker/Reports/Daily Calorie Differential <BR> sparkmail me if you need assistance! <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Point is... you might go over on your calories, but if you have achie... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:50:11 EST Day 8-Friday -June 28 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53915908 I can't believe the 1st week is over. I hope you are all having a GREAT time! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to Spread the Spark! <BR> Encourage other members of the team by giving Sparkgoodies or Visit their page and leave an uplifting comment. <BR> You decide how many Sparkers you will encourage. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed and HAVE FUN !!! Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:39:51 EST Day 7-Thursday -June 27 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53896203 Have you seen the movie "The Bucket List"? <BR> Are there some things you want to do before you "kick the bucket"? <BR> If you have not already done so, start your bucket list. <BR> The challenge will be to write down 2 or 3 things and start to plan how you will start to do them. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed and HAVE FUN !!! <BR> <BR> (I hope no one gets offended with this challenge.) Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:28:17 EST Day 6-Wednes day-June 26 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53889734 <em>362</em> PUMP AND <em>401</em> STRETCH! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do strength exercises and stretching. <BR> <BR> Be Blessed & Have FUN !!! <BR> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:16:03 EST List of 2013 members and their threads! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51784x53881021 <em>227</em> This is not a thread for you to respond to but rather use to find individual members quickly. If you don't see you name let me know I missed you, please. They should be in alphabetical order. <em>244</em> Take the time to get to know you fellow Summer Challengers! <BR> <BR> Andi_3k <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784<BR>x54142519 </link> <BR> <BR> Chrisanae's <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_th... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:36:46 EST Lee's 2013 Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53880447 Week Two: 6/28 - 7/4 <BR> Track Food: <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> YES YES YES YES <BR> Calorie Range: <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> NO NO NO NO <BR> Track fitness: <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> NO YES YES YES <BR> Made to Crave Bible study <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> YES NO NO NO <BR> Read Scripture: <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> YES YES YES YES <BR> Declutter one area/day: <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</e... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:57:46 EST Day 5, 2013 Summer 60 Day Challenge! (Tuesday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53860868 Do you have a drawer that needs cleaning out? <BR> Maybe you have a closet that is a mess, a desk? Or perhaps a whole room. <BR> Today's challenge is to pick one area to clean up and throw out some clutter. <em>225</em> <BR> If you don't have any clutter, that's <em>345</em> LUCKY YOU!!!. Take the day off. <em>246</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:41:40 EST Day 4 2013 Summer 60 Day Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53860735 <em>17</em> Blogs are a lot of fun. <BR> There are several things you can choose to blog about. It can be something you are doing, something you are having trouble with, it can be about your progress. <BR> Once you have written your blog, go read two other blogs and comment on them. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> If you do not have a Sparkpage and can not write a blog, make a comment on this thread. <BR> <BR> HAVE A FUN, BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL DAY!!! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:32:20 EST Runningoma's tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53855639 Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Memorize 1 John (the rest of chapter 1 and chapter 2) <BR> 2. Run/Walk 20 miles per week <BR> 3. Log all my food <BR> 4. Strength train 2 days a week <BR> 5. Get rid of 50 items in my home - and journal about my minimalist journey. <BR> <BR> Rewards <BR> <BR> 1. When I log my food AND stay in range, I will put a euro in a jar to spend on something "frivolous". <BR> 2. If I accomplish my 20 miles in a week I will reward myself with a foot bath. <BR> 3. When I fini... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:40:14 EST Sunday June 23 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53850501 Today's challenge is to find a fun way to burn some calories before or after church! <BR> Here are some ideas: <BR> (You can post some ideas too. Come back and let us know what fun activity you did.) <BR> <BR> Roller Skating <BR> Swimming. In a pool or at the beach <BR> Tennis, volleyball, badmitten, softball, bowling <BR> Go to the mall and walk, walk around the park <BR> Take a new exercise class <BR> Go for a bike ride <BR> <BR> Be safe, be blessed and HAVE FUN !!! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 00:43:33 EST Jenna's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53833553 Weeks 1 and 2 Daily Goals/Healthy Habits: <BR> 1. 10,000 steps on my pedometer <BR> 2. Tracking ... exercise AND food <BR> 3. Supplements (fish oil and vitamin) <BR> 4. Dairy X 3 <BR> 5. Freggies X 5 <BR> 6. Water X 8 <BR> 7. Strength Training - ULC (upper, lower, or core) <BR> 8. WATP X 1 (Walk Away the Pounds) <BR> 9. Cardio X 30 <BR> 10. Blog <BR> <BR> I will pay myself 10 cents for each daily habit achieved and give myself a gold star goodie for each day I score a 'Perfect ... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:26:55 EST 2013 wildflowerr's Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53832045 2013 <BR> <em>67</em> <em>85</em> <em>301</em> <em>296</em> <em>342</em> <em>296</em> <em>301</em> <em>85</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. A housework chore completed b4 online time <BR> 2. Bible Study completed B4 computer time <BR> 3. Cardio 60 min or more 5 x's a week <BR> 4. Strength Training 30 min. or more 3 x's a week <BR> 5. Have a calorie deferential of -500 or more 6 out of 7 days a week <BR> 6. Protein at or above 100 all week <BR> 7. F... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:51:46 EST Gemma's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53831556 Daily Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Quiet Time <BR> 2. Eat every 2-3 hours <BR> 3. Drink at least 64 oz of water <BR> 4. Eat at least 3 freggies <BR> 5. Plan my meals ahead of time <BR> 6. Stay on plan with Medifast <BR> 7. Keep a food diary and track my nutrition <BR> 8. Wear fitbit and record steps <BR> 9. Increase steps goal every week (week 1: find baseline) <BR> 10. Complete a housework chore <BR> <BR> Short Term Rewards <BR> All goals completed in one day: <BR> 1. Flowers <BR> 2. SparkPeople pl... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:00:41 EST Chrisanae's tracking thread 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53829168 Daily Goals <BR> <BR> Daily Devotion <BR> Housework Chore <BR> 8 cups of water <BR> 10 min of dedicated exercise <BR> Stay in my calorie range <BR> <BR> End goal lose 10 lbs <BR> <BR> Each goal is 1 point <BR> All goals completed in one day is 100 pts <BR> All goals completed everyday of the week is 1000 pts <BR> <BR> Rewards <BR> Every 2500 pts I get a new book <BR> 7500 pts shopping spree for new clothes Fri, 21 Jun 2013 09:10:00 EST Karla50's daily tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53827802 Long term goal-lose 17 lbs for challenge. Reward-new shoes!! weekly short term goals. Weekly Weigh-in ...weekly rewards to be decided <BR> Week 1: 1st weigh-in -- June 21- 183.4 (8 cups H2O daily). + + - - - + + <BR> Week 2: wt= 182.8 June 28- July 4- (5 veg/fruit) ++-+--+ <BR> Week 3: July 5- July 11- wt= 181.6 (Workout video/class) +--++-+ <BR> Week 4: July 12- July 18-181.6 (Low carb) <BR> Week 5: July 19- July 25- (8 cups H2O) <BR> Week 6: July 26- August 1- (Steppe... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:28:19 EST DMC Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53825593 <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> "So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless." <BR> <BR> ~ 1 Chronicles 15:58 <BR> <BR> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <em>88</em> <... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:38:59 EST June 22, 2013 Day 2 - Saturday's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53824576 Day 2 (June 22) Saturday's Challenge <BR> A lot of people struggle with staying in their ranges on the weekends! <BR> Let's challenge each other to MAKE IT HAPPEN today! <BR> How many of these can you keep in range today? <BR> Calories <em>301</em> <BR> Sleep <em>102</em> <BR> Water <em>91</em> <BR> Fiber <em>481</em> <BR> Protein <em>496</em> <BR> Sodium <em>486</em> <BR> Fat <em>489</em> <BR> Check back and let us know how you did! <BR> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:18:42 EST Cierapoet's 2013 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53822094 <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> SUMMER 2013 GOALS <BR> <BR> 1. Pray First Thing In The Morning. <BR> 2. Pray For President and Israel DAILY. <BR> 3. Read Scriptures Other Than My Daily Chapter. <BR> 4. Eat Breakfast Before 11a.m. <BR> 5. Strength Train At Least 3 Days A Week. <BR> 6. Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> 7. Write at least 500 words per day on my Writing Assignment. <BR> ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:57:40 EST Cierapoet's 2013 Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53821989 <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> SUMMER 2013 GOALS <BR> <BR> 1. Pray First Thing In The Morning. <BR> 2. Pray For President and Israel DAILY. <BR> 3. Read Scriptures Other Than My Daily Chapter. <BR> 4. Eat Breakfast Before 10a.m. <BR> 5. Strength Train At Least 3 Days A Week. <BR> 6. Drink 8 cups of water per day. <BR> 7. Write at least 500 words per day on my Writing Assignment. <BR> ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:48:38 EST evrlngfoo tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53819394 ok, i have my goals! this has been tough since i've learned some new things about myself and my goal making recently. basically, i shouldn't try to set goals with time limits. so i had to think about these goals very carefully. here's what i came up with: <BR> <BR> short term: lose 5 lbs <BR> (yes, i'm hoping it takes less than 60 days to lose 5lbs and i'm also hoping to lose more than 5 lb in 60 days. but i can't put a time limit on it.) <BR> <BR> long term: couch to 5k. i'm hoping to be a... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:57:11 EST Weekly Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x53819195 <em>67</em> <em>192</em> <em>462</em> <em>42</em> <em>381</em> <em>461</em> <em>48</em> <em>193</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Weekly Weigh-in <BR> <BR> Week 1: 1st weigh-in -- June 21- 153 <BR> Week 2: June 28- July 4- 152 <BR> Week 3: July 5- July 11- 153 <em>24</em> <BR> Week 4: July 12- July 18- 152 bouncing around again! <em>198</em> <BR> Week 5: July 19- July 25- 151 <BR> Week 6: July 26- August 1- 153 (Ever bouncing back and forth!) <BR> Week 7: August... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:30:34 EST Sheila's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53778170 <em>244</em> <em>366</em> <em>414</em> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> My long term goal is to lose 7 lbs during this challenge. <BR> <BR> My short term goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. track food daily <BR> 2. track fitness daily <BR> 3. exercise 5x a week <BR> 4. follow half marathon training schedule <BR> 5. strength training 3x a week <BR> 6. yoga 1x a week <BR> <BR> My bi weekly reward is to get a massage, a manicure or a facial. <BR> When I lose the 7lbs my reward is to buy a new pa... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:46:05 EST Penney's 2013 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53774606 I really need to get back to the basics. To do that I a going fora goal of 50 spark points a day, excluding the daily spin points. To achieve these I will have to track food and exercise. As I go I will adjust the total daily points, buts not lower than 50. <em>347</em> <em>185</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:49:00 EST Letting_ It_Bee's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53733864 Summer 2013 Challenge -- Daily Tracking <BR> <BR> Day_/63 <BR> <BR> SW :___ CW: ___ Progress: ___/18 <BR> <BR> 1. Calories: 5 points earned for keeping calories below 1550 <BR> 2. Water: 5 points earned for drinking 64 ounces <BR> 3. Supplements: 5 points for taking AM supplements/ 5 points for taking PM supplements <BR> 4. Cardio: 5 points earned for 30 min of cardio <BR> 5. Yoga: 5 points earned for practicing yoga (DVD) <BR> 6. 100s Challenge: 5 points earned for 100s workout of the da... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:45:50 EST LMTorres Summer 2013 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53730951 6/21 SW: 184.4 <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. Complete the Walk your Way to a 5k (W3D3) <BR> 2. Exercise at least 3x/week <BR> 3. Keep up with laundry <BR> 4. Lose 2 lbs/week <BR> 5. Lose 20 lbs by end of challenge <BR> 6. Complete the Walk/Jog your Way to a 5k <BR> <BR> Rewards: <BR> 1. Buy a new workout outfit (complete Goal 1) <BR> 2. Buy a new book (complete Goal 2, 3, & 4) <BR> 3. Buy a new outfit (complete Goal 5) <BR> 4. Buy new running shoes (complete Goal 6) Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:23:35 EST Gingerpawz 2013 Summer Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53725528 Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Read the Bible every day before starting on the day's activities. <BR> <BR> 2. Tracking all that I <em>4</em> eat. Try not to go over the calories range. Be aware of what I'm eating and not get talked into going out and picking up ice cream <em>76</em> or slushes or <em>222</em> cokes and <em>493</em> candy bars. <BR> <BR> 3. <em>248</em> Make all the appointments with my trainer. We meet 4 times a week. Do all the homework that she gives me to co... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:32:55 EST xraylady 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53712720 my goals are <BR> <BR> get 5 days of 30 minutes cardio in a week <BR> get 2 days strength training in a week <BR> keep my carbs in goal range <BR> track my meals daily <BR> <BR> <BR> my reward for doing this 90% of time will be a zipline while in Tennessee... ( this challenge ends the week I go to Tennessee to see my sister what perfect timing.) <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:27:50 EST posting goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x53712378 where do we post our goals for the challenge Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:04:35 EST New team/old team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x53712354 Is this a new team for 2013 or a continuation of an old team... <BR> <BR> if its continuation is there a way to archive last years posts... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:03:41 EST 2013- Daily Chit~chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x53611605 So what should we talk about today? <em>290</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:42:16 EST 2013- Introduce Yourself Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51784x53611594 Here is a great place to just tell us a bit about yourself! <BR> <BR> My Name is Donna <BR> I am married. <BR> I have 5 children and 3 grand children <BR> I will be 54 in August. <BR> In 2009 I decided no more diets and I wanted to LIVE for my grand daughter! <BR> So I started eating right and exercising. I never looked back. <BR> I'v gained back 16 pounds and I am constantly trying to get it off again, but I just really love food. I joke around by telling people, "some people eat to live I ... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:41:21 EST Kadulac's 2013 Summer challenge thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x53606436 1. Read Bible daily (before computer) <BR> 2. Basic housework done before computer (dishes, laundry, clear table) <BR> 3. Get over 10,000 steps every day <BR> 4. Strength train 3 days weekly <BR> 5. Walk 150 miles each month <BR> 6. Stay in calorie range 6 days weekly <BR> 7. Eat more than 70 grams of protein daily <BR> 8. Eat more than 25 grams of fiber daily <BR> 9. Keep fat in range, closer to the bottom the better <BR> 10. Exercise at least 10 minutes 5 days a week before getting on the c... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 17:06:50 EST Day 1 June 21st 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x53564551 OK, <em>249</em> <BR> Our challenge for day 1 is to make sure you have your Long/short term goals, and your Long/short term rewards laid out, and posted! <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> If your having problems msg me or Kristi will be happy to help you! <BR> Blessings and best of luck in this challenge. <BR> Praying everyone meets their desired goals so they can reap the rewards! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Here is some info that you might like: ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 20:00:29 EST Summer 2013 Challenge to start June 21st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x53486292 It's about time to start up our Summer challenge again! <BR> This will be the 3rd year in a row! <BR> This year it will run from June 21st til August 19th. <BR> Same plan as last year. <BR> You pick your goals, long and short, with your rewards, long and short. <BR> Post them here! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard.asp?board=20383x51784 </link> <BR> So get thinkiN' about what you want to see happen this summer! <BR> Only YOU can Do it! <BR> <BR> Blessings to al... Sun, 26 May 2013 14:36:03 EST 61/60 Good article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49692439 I know, I know! The challenge is over, but I ran across this article today and thought that someone might be interested. <BR> <BR> <link>www.noexcusesworkouts.com/wp-content<BR>/uploads/2011/06/15secrets.pdf </link> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:04:10 EST End results of 60 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x49672900 <em>213</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> <BR> We have come to the end of our 60 day challenge. Many of us have experienced different ventures during the course of the summer. Summarize YOUR challenge here, please. Share with us the positives, the negatives, the would do again and the not worth the efforts. <BR> This challenge may be over, but our journeys of healthy lifestyles are still on going. <em>185</em> <em>311</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:01:38 EST Day 60/60 August 29, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49672872 Well, it is finally here. The last day of the Summer 2012 ~ 60 Day Challenge. Today lets make a special effort to revisit those goals that we originally set and see if we can give it one more "Harrah". Let us know how you have done! Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:54:01 EST Day 59/60 August 28, 2012 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49658400 Being well rested gives you energy for exercise and helps your body recover. <em>102</em> Making good food choices is easier when you're not desperate for caffeine and sugar to keep going. If you're not convinced of the health benefits of adequate sleep or just want some extra motivation, here are some articles to review: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=494 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1614... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 06:48:30 EST Day 58/60 August 27, 2012 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49643382 Even though the 60 day challenge is winding down, many of us will continue on our journey toward a healthy life. <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=swe<BR>et_deception_why_you_cant_trust_sugar_<BR>labels </link> <BR> This is an interesting article that might help you evaluate the " sugar" issues that so many of us deal with. Let us know you thought about this issue. <em>76</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:49:05 EST day 57/60 August 26, 2012 Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49629514 Sundays, in my mind, are days that should be for relaxing and reflecting on the past blessings as well as planning the days ahead. Too often Sunday gets filled with so many activities that it is difficult to find time to just rest. <BR> <BR> Take the time today to reflect on your 60 day journey and plan out these last few day. They are valuable days in evaluating your success (or lack of it) and to inspire your forward journey! Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:42:17 EST Day 56/60 August 25, 2012 Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49614406 “Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share” (1 Timothy 6:18). <BR> <BR> As I read that verse with thought of our journey to find freedom from unhealthy practices, I thought of how it takes my mind off food and eating, and it gets me moving when I do for others. When I pour my life into the lives of others, or into some activity worth pursuing, I do not have time for eating a lot of junk or having pity parties with the cookie jar. Tell us things you... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:24:01 EST Day 55/60 August 24, 2012 Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49600638 Still gaining insight as I read in 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul again instructs Timothy, “godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.” <BR> <BR> “So how does this fit our journey?” you ask. <BR> <BR> Relate “godliness” to the following of all that is right and good. In our journey, we are working to transform bad habits to good ones that help our health. When we achieve that transformation in any given area, we find contentment there; easily doing what we know to b... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:59:52 EST 54/60 August 23, 2012 Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49586299 “Teach and preach these principles,” Paul instructs Timothy in 1 Timothy 6. <BR> What have you learned during your journey to a healthy lifestyle that has become a soapbox subject for you? <BR> Here’s your chance! Tell us about it. <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:36:03 EST Day 53/60 August 22, 2012 Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49570456 In Scripture, Paul gives Timothy a piece of advice that is good advice for any situation in which we are working to better our lives. Regarding the following of God’s principles as a leader in this Faith, Paul advises Timothy, “…maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality” (1 Timothy 5:21b, NASB). <BR> <BR> In most every worthwhile pursuit there are rules to follow; things that must be done, and be done in prescribed ways that help and assure our success. ... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 06:34:02 EST Day 52/60 August 21, 2011 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49554965 A friend has recently gone through a day that was sidetracked by the need to sit with her 8 year old grandson, who is in the hospital, so his momma could take care of some other things. Several hours there, time napping in case she is needed tonight, just being tired today—a common Fibro symptom, exercise has not been a priority. Usually on days like this,she will walk halls. She did park out away from the hospital’s doors to add steps, Not much time to truly exercise. <BR> <BR> What do you... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:23:54 EST Day 51/60 August 20, 2012 Monday : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49538737 Here on Spark, we read often that this is not a “diet.” It is a “lifestyle” we are developing: learning how to eat correctly so as to achieve and maintain optimal health and weight. How are you doing with coming out of the diet mentality? Can you share with us how you are achieving that goal and where you still struggle some with it? Or do you really see Spark as “just another diet”? Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:48:09 EST Day 50/60 August 19, 2012 Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49523161 “Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness” is from a favorite Psalm. As I read it today, I consider the land of my SparkJourney that I have possessed to date, those changes in lifestyle I have succeed in making, and I realize something. <BR> <BR> You know, too often on this journey, as I fight to possess new areas in my healthy lifestyle journey, I have a tendency to get focused on that struggle. As I think about this passage, I realize that when the battle for change is hard, it is impo... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:17:47 EST Day 49/60 August 18, 2012 Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49510663 SparkFriend, Abettrme, posted this on her blog recently. I thought it was worth sharing for our encouragement, challenge, and discussion. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS A WORKOUT!!! <BR> <BR> A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started. <BR> <BR> A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, and toughens... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 06:13:32 EST Day 48/60 August 17, 2012 Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49496844 “Driven by Eternity” is the name of a video series of lessons on the subject by John Bevere that I keep on our Mantle to remind me of that goal in life. The thought of doing all things with a purpose that is beyond me, to have a lifelong purpose in mind leads to greater success in many areas of struggle, and a healthy lifestyle is no exception to that truth. Having a life-goal in our journey to improved health practices can make the difference between success for the moment and success that l... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:20:12 EST Day 47/60 August 16, 2012 Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49482196 I find much wisdom in the Bible that applies to all, whether or not they are Christian. For example, this one found in Galatians 2:18, “If I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.” Transgression is to go against those things we profess to be right, true and good for life. <BR> <BR> We are spending 60 days not only working to make progress, but on many pages I read where people are trying to change bad habits and replace them with good ones. From personal exp... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 07:14:39 EST Day 46/60 August 15, 2012 Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49466387 In the book, "When Forgiveness Doesn't Make Sense," Author Robert Jeffress relates a story he read about Chi Chi Rodriguez. In it he tells of Chi Chi coming toward a light that is yellow. Instead of slowing to stop, he speeds up and runs a red light. His passenger asks why he did that. "My brother taught me to drive and he doesn't stop for red lights. So I don't stop for red lights." This scene played out twice through two red lights. Finally, approaching a green light, Chi Chi slows to a sto... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:47:51 EST Day 45/60 August 14, 2012 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49450468 Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul - Simone Weil <BR> <BR> What we can learn about patience from a diamond <BR> <BR> Trying (but failing) to see your goals realized can be frustrating. Margaret Thatcher once said "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it," and she was absolutely right. You've got to believe that you will succeed! Never admit defeat as long as time a... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 06:45:00 EST Day 44 August 13, 2012 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49434876 <em>192</em> <BR> Today's challenge is to give a weight loss "Tip" that has helped you on your journey. Hit reply button and share with all of us, even if you think everybody already knows that. <BR> <BR> Blessings! Mon, 13 Aug 2012 07:33:34 EST Day 43/60 August 12-Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49419324 My friend smokes cigarettes. Try as she may, she has been unable to quick and stay quit. She does some housecleaning for me on occasion: it helps me out and gives me opportunity to help her. Usually, in a 3 hour session, she will slip out for a short smoke-break. The other day, as she went out for one such break, I went to the kitchen to prep side dishes for the roast that was cooking. She was not in long when I asked if she would like to eat with me. She did, and no sooner did she take that ... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 06:02:47 EST Tattling on Kristi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x49414930 She is so consistent and regular. One that I can always depend on to be there and encourage! <em>380</em> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 20:44:59 EST Day 42/60 August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49407196 August 11 Day 42/60 <BR> <BR> Jesus encourages us to deny self, take up our cross daily, and follow Him. Taking up our cross is anything, great or small, in which we have to pray as He did, "Yet not my will, but Thy will be done." We are admonished that even in our eating and drinking we are to do so to the glory of God. <BR> <BR> Today be watchful for every opportunity to deny self, take up your cross, and glorify God in all that you do. Feel free to share here the opportunity taken and th... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 08:14:50 EST I'm Tattling on Dee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x49405310 I know she is doing great on the challenge. I personally think anyone even attempting the challenge is doing a good job. What I <em>129</em> about Dee is her sense of humor. Her comes mean a lot to me, and make me bust up laughing a lot. I'm so glad we are on this journey together. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:40:42 EST Daily Chit~chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x49390841 Stop in here to just check in with your <em>223</em> S! <BR> Share a thought or idea! <BR> Of if you just need to vent! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:17:09 EST Day 41/60 Friday, August 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49377200 Day 41/60 <BR> <BR> Ok, I wrote this one knowing that by now some will have been away for a week, possibly with no internet... limited at best.... <BR> <BR> So, I would like you to tattle on a fellow team mate!!!! Use the general discussion thread to tell me what you've read that someone else has been up to this week ~ or give a high five for a successful week!!! <BR> <BR> Post a link to a blog that you think shouldn't be missed! <em>382</em> <em>298</em> <em>215</em> <em>362</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:06:39 EST Day 40 Thursday, Aug 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49377176 Day 40/60 <BR> <BR> 2/3 of the way.... I'm not sure I'm glad we are 2/3 done the challenge! But it's time to take stock ~ <BR> <BR> Ask yourself... How am I doing? Is there anything I need to tweek for the last 20 days? Is there something from the beginning that I need to re introduce? <BR> <BR> Keep up the great work!!! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>104</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:02:23 EST Day 39/60 Wednesday, Aug 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49356030 Day 39/60 <BR> <BR> Tip <BR> Substitute greens, veggies for carbs such as pasta.... I need to remember this one, I was doing really well with it ~ then I kinda forgot! Spaghetti squash or shredding zucchini are both amazing with tomato sauce and it still feels like you are having a spaghetti dinner, complete with meatballs if you wish! <BR> <BR> But I've heard there are people who use LETTUCE on a regular basis where ever they would have had pasta ~ have you? Tue, 7 Aug 2012 20:00:32 EST Day 38/60 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49344720 Day 38/60 <BR> <BR> Tip: <BR> <BR> Flavour, Flavour ~ it really does help to have YUMMY good food, and spices are a way to go beyond bland without adding calories. <BR> <BR> I have more spices than even fit in my spice holder... for the "you never know" days. When I moved I went through and made sure they were all fresh and did get rid of some... still I have to admit I have my go to ones... basil and oregano for pasta... rosemary in my roasted or stirfry veggies... <BR> <BR> Do you have ... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 05:32:38 EST Day 37/60 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49327080 Today we are going to get 80 or more proteins and 30 or more fibers without going over on our soduim, fats, or carbs! <BR> If you do this you will be sO proud of yourself! <BR> If you stay in your calorie range that's an extra added BONUS! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <BR> Your Worth It! <BR> <em>285</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 01:02:39 EST Day 35/60. Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49305555 What is your biggest. Stumbling. Block? <BR> <em>480</em> <em>319</em> <em>204</em> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Sat, 4 Aug 2012 14:07:15 EST Day 34/60 ~ Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49283713 I scream ~ you scream ~ we all scream ~ for <em>76</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1118 </link> <BR> <BR> Do you crave ice cream? I know I do! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings <BR> <em>375</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 23:51:57 EST Day 33/60~ Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49268339 <em>102</em> S-L-E-E-P!!! <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <link>Wake Up to the Importance of Exercise Working Out Improves Sleep Patterns </link> <BR> <BR> Whatca' think <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Thu, 2 Aug 2012 01:33:02 EST Day 32/60~Wednesday August 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49250167 HOW DOES THIS MAKE YOU FEEL? <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=375 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>375</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:48:35 EST Day 31/60~ Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49233876 Day 31/60~It's all down hill from here! <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> I don't know about where you live, but it's been <em>67</em> HOT here! <em>259</em> <BR> Let's check out this spark article: <BR> 3 Fresh Ingredients for Summer <BR> Healthy, Hot Weather Fare <BR> -- By Liza Barnes <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1151 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>375</em> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:46:52 EST Tell us how you did on the first 1/2 of challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x49232771 We have gone different directions in our journey for this 60 day challenge. Let us know how you have fared this last 30 days. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:22:44 EST Day 30/60~ Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49214786 Day 30! Yikes! 1/2 way through the challenge! To be honest my brain is alittle stuck back on Day 27 - RELAX ~ So I need a boost! <BR> <BR> Have you "liked" the Sparkpeople page on Facebook? What do you think of the 60 second cardio moves link? <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/SparkPeople<BR>?sk=wa ll </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:04:24 EST Day 29/60 ~ Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49203360 <BR> Is Sunday your REST day? do you have a rest day? Does it just happen because of your schedule or is it planned? <BR> <BR> Even if today isn't your rest day from exercise (I believe you need at least one mentally if not physically), try to take a few minutes today to RELAX ~ put your feet up and CHILLAX! <em>102</em> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 00:32:41 EST Day 28/30~Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49189149 How do you hold yourself accountable? <BR> <em>375</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:45:50 EST Day 27/60 ~Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49175940 Here is a great spark article to create your own homemade beauty Recipes for your Face & Body! <BR> Pamper your self! <BR> You deserve it! <BR> <em>389</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=911 </link> <BR> <BR> TGIF EVERY ONE! <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:18:57 EST Day 26/60 ~ Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49158831 Spark has a THANK YOU "goodie" Who can you send a Thank you card to today? <BR> <BR> Has someone helped push you that extra mile? Been there when you crashed and burned? Helped you up dusted you off and sent you on your way? <BR> <BR> Given you some really good advice? <BR> <BR> Send them a <em>304</em> goodie today! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:08:58 EST Day 25/60~Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49142375 Have you ever watched a recipe video? <BR> If not why not check one out for the first time!!! <BR> <BR> Here is a delicious Spinach salad recipe! <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> Take a look! <BR> <BR> My daughter makes this salad, she uses baked seasoned walnuts though! <em>211</em> I <BR> It's YummY! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos.asp?r<BR>ecipe= 695225 </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:20:32 EST Day 24/60 ~ July 24 ~Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49126799 Day 24/60 ~ July 24 ~ <BR> TNT ~ no its not dynamite <em>283</em> <BR> T.N.T. it is Try New Things! <em>364</em> <em>351</em> <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> Try something new today... food? exercise? use the "map your route" or another new to you feature on Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> They started a new contest at the Y I go to. <BR> Let's see what new thing I can try! <em>326</em> <BR> Blessings, <BR> Wildflowerr <BR> <em>375</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 00:51:23 EST Back to the BASICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51784x49111990 Week 1 Goals: <BR> 1. Drink H2O <BR> 2. Log into my Sparks <BR> 3.Log everthing that goes into my mouth! LOL <BR> 4. Use the pool for 15 mins a day <BR> 5. Thank the Great Lord for all my blessings! <BR> <BR> Reward: <BR> knowing that I accomplished my first on track goals to success! <BR> Going to town with one of my BFF for a light lunch! Mon, 23 Jul 2012 08:30:31 EST Day 23/60~Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49108392 Day 23/60 <BR> <BR> If you haven't already... take a moment to read this article...or even if you have, why not revisit it? <BR> It just proves what we already know about involvement on sparkpeople and weight loss success!!! <BR> <BR> A little bit of what the study says... <BR> <BR> -More than 60% of participants said SparkPeople members are more helpful than other people in their lives, with regard to their weight loss efforts. <BR> -About 86% said they can get quick responses to questio... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:40:18 EST Sunday Day 22/60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49093967 Day 22/60 <BR> <BR> Do you have a bucket list? <BR> Let's make a smaller version of that! <BR> BELIEVE-IT likes to refer to it as her, "Thimble List"! <BR> List a few things that you would like to do for yourself, just because! <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> Some of the little pleasures that you can decide to do today that won't mean booking holiday time, risking your life or involve a financial sacrifice. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Her "Thimble List last year was.... <BR> 1. give myself a pedicure... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:18:27 EST Day 21/60 Saturday July 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49079638 Day 21/60 <BR> <BR> I'm sure we all know the importance of Gratitude. <BR> However, we are at different places in our journey... <BR> <em>52</em> so who knows maybe a reminder is in order! <BR> <BR> As part of a healthy mental attitude don't forget to be thankful! <BR> Some people keep a gratitude journal, others just make a note at the end of a day. <BR> Some days are harder than others <em>198</em> but, try to be thankful for someone or something each day! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:33:00 EST Day 20/60~Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49065762 Day 20/60 <BR> <BR> Want to boost your metabolism without doing a thing? Go to bed! <em>102</em> <BR> Seems too good to be true... but we can boost our metabolism by getting a good night’s sleep. <BR> A restless sleepless night slows down your metabolism. <BR> People who don’t get enough sleep also have higher blood sugar levels and higher stress hormones! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Make getting a good night’s sleep part of your journey to a Healthy you!!! <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Nightie ... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:54:13 EST DAY 19/60~Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49050082 So often we think about what we have to TAKE away from our diets, we focus on what we CAN'T have... however I have found it really helps me when I concentrate on what I need to ADD to my diet. <BR> <BR> Now try to think of when you can add things which you didn't eat regularily, <BR> I eat a lot more fruits... I still need to figure out how to add more veggies, without always having salad! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> If I think about it there are a number of foods even snacks that I still ... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:01:30 EST Day 18/60~ Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49038027 Are you in the habit of tracking your food? <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> Do you do it daily? weekly? <BR> <BR> Are you an end of the day tracker? <BR> <BR> In my 3 1/2 years on Spark.... I would say I have probably tracked pretty regularly! <BR> It does take some time. I still carry boxes into the bedroom with me, <BR> Over time it does get easier, but it's still time consuming. <BR> I believe that tracking is the key to success! <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Don't forget food groupings!!! That ma... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 08:56:40 EST Cierapoet's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x49025132 July 15, 2012 <BR> <em>91</em> 9 glasses <BR> <em>362</em> 40 mins Upper body with 5lb weight 30 reps each <BR> <em>311</em> 30 mins <BR> <BR> July 16 2012 <BR> <em>91</em> 8 glasses <BR> <em>402</em> 40 mins Lower Body & Core 30 reps each <BR> <em>355</em> Cardio Dance 35 mina <BR> <BR> July 17 2012 <BR> <em>91</em> 8 glasses <BR> <em>34</em> 40 mins Lower Body with hand weights 30 reps of 15 sets <BR> <em>311</em> 60 min walk <BR> <BR> July 18 2012 <BR> <em>91</em> 8... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:31:58 EST Day 17/60~ July 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49018394 <BR> Today's Tip/Challenge is about your SELF talk. I wish everyone could read this! <BR> <BR> Do you talk to yourself? Of course you do... just not everyone talks to themselves out loud! But today I want you to not only talk to yourself... I want you to LISTEN to yourself. <BR> <BR> Notice a few things... your tone - loving or not so much? <BR> - encouraging or discouraging? <BR> - cheering or jeering? <BR> <em>204</em> <BR> Also, listen because you are probably wiser than you think. I... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:30:36 EST Day 16/60~ July 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x49002399 Sometimes I find it a challenge to think of an NSV <BR> <BR> a Non Scale Victory! <BR> <BR> Are you a numbers person? Do you want to see a particular number on the scale. <BR> <BR> We will have set backs, obstacles and challenges... so we have to have NSV's along the way <BR> !!! <BR> My non scale victory for this challenge will be fitting back into the jeans I wore comfortably last summer. It will not take a number on a scale for me to know that I am losing weight, toning and firming when... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 02:05:13 EST Day 15/60 ~ July 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48986706 Day 15 ~ July 15th <BR> <BR> A challenge for many, is preparing more of my foods at home. <BR> Eating out is not only more expensive, it’s harder to track, portion sizes are often larger,and loaded with sodium. <BR> Do you think you have a habit of grabbing something out, rather than cooking a meal at home? <em>486</em> <em>489</em> <em>480</em> <BR> Are you trying to do it less? <BR> I notice now, when I do eat out, I am usually swollen that night. The soduim makes my fingers and toes... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 23:52:11 EST Day 13/60 ~ July 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48974299 <em>245</em> I missed Friday's Challenge! Here it is! (Thanks D!) <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-- <BR> Day 13 ~ July 13th <BR> <BR> Tip: Don’t let the fact that you think you can’t run... keep you from walking! <em>363</em> <BR> Are you an all or nothing? <BR> You will see success if you keep doing what you can, add to it a little at a time. <BR> Don’t give up just because you can’t run a 12 minute mile. <BR> <BR> ( insert activity that might apply to you). <em>21... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 01:04:59 EST Day 14/60~ July 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48974263 <em>319</em> <em>418</em> <em>353</em> <BR> Day 14~ July 14th <BR> <BR> How many of you can say, "I love to exercise"? Is it still a struggle? <BR> <BR> Healthy living includes LEARNING to love exercise! <BR> <BR> Any tips to making it more enjoyable? <BR> How long into your journey did it take till you LOVED exercise? <BR> Have you reached that point yet? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:58:39 EST RobbGin (Ginger) Tracking Thread - Summer 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48956202 I just joined this team so will use today's weight at my starting weight which is 256.1 pounds. <BR> <BR> I had lost down and weighed in at 246.1 last week, but 4th of July and my birthday got the better of me and I overdid it, plus was off my meds for several days, one of which is lasix. I'm not sure exactly what my goals will be for this challenge but am going to give it some thought and get them posted tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope you'll stop by sometime! <BR> <BR> Ginger (RobbGin) <BR> <... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:38:35 EST Day 12/60 ~ FAV FOODS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48943751 What are some of your Healthy Snacks, TO~GO~ items, dinners? <BR> Let's list some of our FAVS and maybe help out one of our <em>223</em> S!!! <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> I was just mentioning to one fellow Sparker the other day, I found those Special K chips in the Sea Salt flavor de~lish! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.specialk.com/cracker-chips/sea-s<BR>alt </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings! <BR> <em>375</em> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:53:52 EST Day 11/60 ~ July 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48926923 Day 11 ~ July 11th <BR> <BR> Do you give yourself a rest day? You really need to schedule at least one rest day a week! <BR> Look at your schedule, your goals... do you have rest day ~ or do you HAVE to exercise every day? <BR> Here is an article that might be an interesting read! <BR> <BR> <link>www.livestrong.com/article/513887-do<BR>-i-need-a-break-day-when-exercising/ </link> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:42:52 EST Day 1 of my tracking.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48919891 Challenges for the next 50 days.... <BR> Drink only 1 diet dr. pepper per day <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day <BR> Exercise at least 30 minutes 5 times per week <BR> Eat at least 4 servings of fruit/vegs per day <BR> Eat red meat only 1 time per week <BR> Clean my bedroom <BR> Learn to use Spark Website to improve my chances of reaching all my goals <BR> Check out Cross Fit to see if that's something I would be interested in doing. <BR> Read something positive everyday.... <BR>... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:21:19 EST Day 10/60 ~ Tuesday, July 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48909562 Day 10 ~ July 10th <BR> <BR> In our journey we are not meant to be <em>47</em> <BR> Find someone on the team you can encourage, support today. <BR> Send them a goodie, visit their page, just say <em>213</em> Hi!!! <BR> <BR> What does the encouragement part of sparkpeople mean to you? <em>285</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2012 23:02:02 EST Day 9/60 ~ July 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48893130 Day 9/60 ~ July 9th <BR> <BR> Have you checked out "Healthy Inspiration" from SparkPeople? <BR> Go today and pick a favourite (or new) motivational quote. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quotes.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> These are great to share too! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>375</em> Mon, 9 Jul 2012 00:43:10 EST Day 8/60 We made it through our 1st Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48875479 Sunday, July 8 ~ Day 8/60 <BR> <BR> Happy Sunday ~ We made it through our 1st week, today <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <BR> I want you to give yourself a goodie... <BR> If you like, you can write yourself a little note with it, that you may look back on when you need a boost! <em>380</em> This could be really helpful to you some day! <em>306</em> <BR> Love, <BR> <em>375</em> Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:55:18 EST Saturday Day 7/60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48863269 Today I challenge you to get 2X's the amount of Cardio you do on any other given Saturday! <BR> Do you think you can do it? <BR> I think... <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>312</em> <em>313</em> <em>294</em> <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>260</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> What ever your choice! <BR> <BR> Just get up and go! <em>321</em> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 23:48:39 EST Day 6/60 ~ Friday, July 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48854517 Day 6/60 ~ Friday, July 6th <BR> <BR> TGIF! Today I am challengeing you to Rev Your Metabolism!!! <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> Check out this article! <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=4_m<BR>oves_to_rev_your_metabolism </link> <BR> <BR> Try to incorporate this moves in your day today! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Fri, 6 Jul 2012 11:29:05 EST Nita's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48844504 1/60 Sunday - Rest / off Day <BR> <BR> 2/60 Monday <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> 1. MAKE time for "Coffee w/my Lord" (devotions) <em>41</em> <BR> 2. GRATITUDE Attitude: <em>41</em> <BR> - My good ol' Canada - stat holidays - and extra days off <BR> - A New Attitude <BR> - Forgiveness <BR> <BR> Emotional: <BR> 3. REST. There needs to be balance to being busy <em>41</em> <BR> 4. SPARKS: make time daily-check in & track; <em>41</em> ; post at least 3x per week - stay accoun... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 19:35:33 EST Day 5/60 ~ July 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48839061 Day 5/60 ~ July 5th <BR> <BR> Thought of day... mindful eating <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Picture this... they say your empty stomach is the size of your fist... so look at your food portions, how much food would it take to feel satisfied? <em>15</em> Be mindful of your food portions today. <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:28:23 EST Day 4/60 Salt or No Salt? That is the Question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48810695 SALT??? ~ Say, NO Thank You! <BR> <em>477</em> <BR> Todays tip... learn to add less to no salt at all to your food! <BR> Depending on where you are in your journey, you may have already cut back on your salt intake. But it won't taste as good... make a choice, make the sacrifice, for the sake of your health. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had experience of your taste buds adjusting... <em>486</em> needing less salt? Cravings? <BR> <BR> Have a great day 4! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 14:12:35 EST D's tracking for 60 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48805899 Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Read bible (no biblie, no breakfast, no bible, no bed) lol <em>296</em> <BR> 2. Housework <em>198</em> <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 5 x's a week <em>314</em> <BR> 4. No sugar <em>473</em> <BR> 5. Drink 8 glasses of water <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> 10 points each <BR> <BR> <BR> Rewards: <BR> <BR> 1. Craft day (other than with the nursing home on Fridays) <em>268</em> <BR> 2. New dress <em>346</em> <BR> 3. Give myself an emoticon daily <em>334</em> = all 5 ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 08:46:45 EST Day 3/60- Ten Lifestyle Goals for Healthy Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48802487 While we are talking about goals; Here is something to read, and possibly print out and keep within eye shot of your desk! <BR> <BR> <link>www.wellsource.org/8WW/updates/10%20<BR>Healthy%20Lifestyle%20Goals%20WS%20.pdf </link> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:18:40 EST Molly's Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48793575 Day 1 - okay. 4 points. Not enough for a spark goodie yet. <BR> <BR> My goals are so simple, but I need to get back on track. <BR> <BR> 1. At least 4 cups of water - done <BR> 2. Record all food - done <BR> 3. Walk/Jog 10 miles per week - not yet <BR> 4. Read Bible daily - at church <BR> 5. Continue with FlyLady plan - done <BR> <BR> Rewards <BR> QUIT at 8:00 pm & do what I want to do...read, computer games, movie, TV, garden, etc. <BR> <BR> That is the only reward I want, just to say "I'... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 13:56:36 EST Skunky's tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48791028 Goals for week 1 <BR> 1. Study Bible daily1.2. <em>248</em> 3. <em>248</em> 4. <em>248</em> 5. <em>248</em> <BR> 6. <em>248</em> 7. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. De-clutter "at least" 15 minutes daily 1.nothome2. <em>248</em> 3. <em>248</em> 4. <em>248</em> 5.. <em>248</em> 6 <em>248</em> 7. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Workout 4-5 days weekly1.nope 2. <em>248</em> 3. <em>248</em> 4.. <em>248</em> 5. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4. Eat 5-6 fruits and vegetables daily 1 <em>248</em> 2. <em>2... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:02:18 EST roebunch tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48788713 Week one: <BR> Goals: <BR> 1. A housework chore completed b4 online time =x1x2x3x4x5x6x7 <BR> 2. Bible Study completed b4 computer time =x1x2x3x4x5x6x7 <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 5 x's a week =x1x2x3x4x5x6x7 <BR> 4. Strength/core Training 3 x's a week =x1x2x3 <BR> 5. Protein at or above 80 all week =x1x2x3x4x5x6x7 <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>248</em> week 1!! Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:55:24 EST Kadulac's 2012 tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48786137 1. Read Bible daily <BR> 2. De-clutter for 15 minutes daily <BR> 3. Workout 5-6 days weekly <BR> 4. Strength train 3 days weekly <BR> 5. Walk 150 miles each month <BR> 6. Stay in calorie range 6 days weekly <BR> 7. Eat more than 70 grams of protein daily <BR> 8. Eat more than 25 grams of fiber daily <BR> <BR> My end goals are to lose 4 inches and 4 pounds <BR> <BR> Rewards: <BR> <BR> Perfect day: <BR> <BR> 1. Bath <BR> 2. Time to read <BR> 3. Computer game <BR> 4. Time to knit <BR> 5. Ite... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 03:25:28 EST LosinItInAK's tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48785953 1. Read Bible daily <BR> 2. De-clutter for 15 minutes daily <BR> 3. Workout 4-5 days weekly <BR> 4. Eat 5-6 fruits and vegetables daily <BR> 5. Take Mita for a walk 6-7 days weekly <BR> 6. Stay in calorie range 6 days weekly <BR> 7. Drink 8 cups of water daily <BR> 8. Practice trombone daily <BR> <BR> July: <BR> 1: 1 (4) <BR> 2: 8 (all) <BR> 3: 2 (3,7) <BR> 4: 1 (7) <BR> 5: 3 (5,6,7) <BR> 6: 3 (3,6,7) <BR> 7: 3 (3,6,7) <BR> 8: 1 (6) <BR> 9: 3 (3,6,7) <BR> 10: 3 (3,6,7) <BR> 11: 2 (6,7) <BR> ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 02:18:59 EST Day 2/60 "A goal not written down is just a wish" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48784246 Write out your goals... for the challenge (you've probably already done), but also what are your long term goals? <BR> Do it today if you haven't! In a blog, in your personal journal, somewhere! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Sun, 1 Jul 2012 23:17:57 EST ~*~ BeFit012's Tracking Journal ~*~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48783688 Decide! <BR> Commit!! <BR> SUCCEED!!! <BR> <BR> OK! <BR> <BR> I'm back again for another year! <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> JULY'S GOAL <BR> <BR> At the end of this month my daughter & I are spending a week at the beach in Corpus Christi <em>298</em> . <BR> So my goals for this month: <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> -lose 1 lb per week. <BR> ~~ I'm starting this month at 128.5 I gained a lb last month <em>39</em> . So I need to get a grip on it <BR> <BR> This is how I'm going to do it: <BR> <BR... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 22:38:09 EST Penneyv tracking thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x48771435 Goals restated <BR> <BR> I like the perfect day idea. <BR> On a ten point day I will read some (relaxation I need) <BR> Computer game <BR> Scrapbooking - pictures printed <BR> <BR> Week day goals <BR> 1. Track daily <BR> 2. Everything in range <BR> 3. Fly lady daily bessing <BR> 4. 15 minute decluttering basement <BR> 5. 30 minutes walk daily + strength training 3 days <BR> 6. Bible reading <BR> 7. PrayerJournal done <BR> 8. 15 minutes working in garden <BR> 9. Get 8 hour sleep <BR> 10. N... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 07:22:53 EST Please Read B4 we Start! (Day 1, 2012) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x48716838 I will try to post something for each day <BR> <BR> This is day 1's challenge! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Take a “before” picture... <em>202</em> full length, wearing something that you can compare... ie work out clothes, bathing suit etc. ~ if you are brave you can post it in a blog... ummm maybe later. If you look to the right, there is a place for team photos. <BR> <BR> 2.Take your measurements <em>185</em> , the scale may not be your friend at times... measurements compared now and... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:52:27 EST It's almost time! Post your Goals w/ rewards here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51784x48658183 In our 60 Day Challenge you get to choose your own goals, with rewards! <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Post your Goals and Rewards Here! Share with your team mates. Help them get ideas, or get inspired by theirs! <BR> <BR> Here are mine! <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> ---------------------------- <BR> <BR> 1. A housework chore completed b4 online time <BR> 2. Bible Study completed b4 computer time <BR> 3. Cardio 30 min or more 5 x's a week <BR> 4. Strength Training 3 x's a week <BR> 5. Have ... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:51:30 EST It's that time again! (respond HERE! please) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x48370874 Summer 2012 ~ 60 Day Challenge <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Challenge will run from July 1st to Aug 29th.. Whatever you want it to be for you. No points, possibly prizes! ~ and tons of personal satisfaction, team support, accountability & encouragement! <BR> <BR> <BR> We should redo this challenge! <BR> Who is with me? <BR> <em>87</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 13:57:53 EST ~ sorry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43837768 dropped the ball there :( Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:23:52 EST Thank you, Patti and the 60 day gang http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43830504 My final report for this team: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4458329 </link> <BR> <BR> I am very grateful for the influence this challenge had. Patti, if you do this again some time, please let me know. Hugs to all. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:28:06 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43803509 Thank you all for giving me the pleasure of joining the leadership team for a time. I am backing off that duty with out challege nearly over as I will not have the time to help while I am working several hour a day helping DH in the office at the school. <BR> <BR> I have certainly enjoyed this group. It has been a great challenge. Thanks, Patti, for inviting me. I look forward to finishing strong. Hugs. Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:36:24 EST 56/60 August 29, 2011 – outward focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43753253 “Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share” (1 Timothy 6:18). <BR> <BR> As I read that verse with thought of our journey to find freedom from unhealthy practices, I thought of how it takes my mind off food and eating, and it gets me moving when I do for others. When I pour my life into the lives of others, or into some activity worth pursuing, I do not have time for eating a lot of junk or having pity parties with the cookie jar. Tell us things you... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:16:03 EST 55/60 August 28, 2011 – The contented journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43737037 Still gaining insight as I read in 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul again instructs Timothy, “godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.” <BR> <BR> “So how does this fit our journey?” you ask. <BR> <BR> Relate “godliness” to the following of all that is right and good. In our journey, we are working to transform bad habits to good ones that help our health. When we achieve that transformation in any given area, we find contentment there; easily doing what we know to... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:43:07 EST UPDATE AND REASON I WAS MIA, SO SORRY :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43736822 Hello all!!! <BR> <BR> I am so sorry I had not post in about 6 days, but as some of you might know, I live in Puerto Rico a tropical area that had lots of Tropical Waves, Storms and Hurricane. Well last Sunday and Monday we faced Hurricane Irene and we were left 5 days without electricity, so we were not able to anything that required power supply. <BR> <BR> My family and me are ok, only lots of branches and leaves in our yards, but PR had great damages with the 21.9 " of rains and the big... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 22:31:24 EST 54/60 August 27, 2011 – Here’s your chance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43717877 “Teach and preach these principles,” Paul instructs Timothy in 1 Timothy 6. What have you learned during your journey to a healthy lifestyle that has become a soapbox subject for you? Here’s your chance! Tell us about it. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:48:34 EST WHAT NEXT ~ Another Challenge? 60 Days? 30 Days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43701170 I've changed this thread's topic to ask about what to do next... <BR> <BR> 60 days no problem right!!! <BR> <BR> Seriously there is no way i could have predicted this summer and specifically this week!!! <BR> <BR> I'm sure it was months ago I said I would help lead a sp class team for new sparkpeople... sure I knew it was right at the end of summer, that I would be winding down on this challenge. That this would be the busiest week for my business gearing up for Fall. That I would be h... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 00:13:13 EST 53/60 August 26, 2011 – Without Partiality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43700108 In Scripture, Paul gives Timothy a piece of advice that is good advice for any situation in which we are working to better our lives. Regarding the following of God’s principles as a leader in this Faith, Paul advises Timothy, “…maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality” (1 Timothy 5:21b, NASB). <BR> <BR> In most every worthwhile pursuit there are rules to follow; things that must be done, and be done in prescribed ways that help and assure our success. ... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:50:54 EST 52/60 August 25, 2011 – Sneaker- rcise-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43682904 As I type this, I have just gone through a day that was sidetracked by the need to sit with my 8 year old grandson who is in the hospital so his momma could take care of some other things. Several hours there, time napping in case I am needed tonight, just being tired today—a common Fibro symptom, exercise has not been a priority. Usually on days like this, I will walk halls, I did park out away from the hospital’s doors to add steps, I will do squats or calf rocking or something to get a lit... Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:29:18 EST 51/60 August 24, 2011 – Diet vs. Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43663418 Here on Spark, we read often that this is not a “diet.” It is a “lifestyle” we are developing: learning how to eat correctly so as to achieve and maintain optimal health and weight. How are you doing with coming out of the diet mentality? Can you share with us how you are achieving that goal and where you still struggle some with it? Or do you really see Spark as “just another diet”? <BR> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:06:12 EST 50/60 August 23, 2011 – Dwell in the land http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43663377 “Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness” is from a favorite Psalm. As I read it today, I consider the land of my SparkJourney that I have possessed to date, those changes in lifestyle I have succeed in making, and I realize something. <BR> <BR> You know, too often on this journey, as I fight to possess new areas in my healthy lifestyle journey, I have a tendency to get focused on that struggle. As I think about this passage, I realize that when the battle for change is hard, it is impo... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:57:30 EST 49/60 August 22, 2011 - What is a workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43632233 SparkFriend, Abettrme, posted this on her blog recently. I thought it was worth sharing for our encouragement, challenge, and discussion. <BR> <BR> WHAT IS A WORKOUT!!! <BR> <BR> A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started. <BR> <BR> A workout makes you better today than you were yesterday. It strengthens the body, relaxes the mind, and tough... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 00:12:47 EST MIA ~ But determained to finish strong!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43624702 Hey team! What a month! What a summer! I am starting to feel somewhat better, the fog is starting to lift. I am still in pain (ears) but feeling well enough to get out today and run. I feel so out of touch and don't like that, because my being linked in with sparkpeople is my absolutely more important Key to Success!!! <BR> <BR> So on that note I am kicking myself out the door ~ it may well be too hot for a run mid day, but I will at least walk! <BR> <BR> Have a great healthy weeken... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:33:35 EST 48/60 August 21, 2011 Driven by Goals for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43620545 “Driven by Eternity” is the name of a video series of lessons on the subject by John Bevere that I keep on our Mantle to remind me of that goal in life. The thought of doing all things with a purpose that is beyond me, to have a lifelong purpose in mind leads to greater success in many areas of struggle, and a healthy lifestyle is no exception to that truth. Having a life-goal in our journey to improved health practices can make the difference between success for the moment and success that l... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:00:42 EST 47/60 August 20, 2011 Keep it going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43606619 I find much wisdom in the Bible that applies to all, whether or not they are Christian. For example, this one found in Galatians 2:18, “If I rebuild what I have once destroyed, I prove myself to be a transgressor.” Transgression is to go against those things we profess to be right, true and good for life. <BR> <BR> We are spending 90 days not only working to make progress, but on many pages I read where people are trying to change bad habits and replace them with good ones. From personal ex... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 13:27:42 EST 46/60 August 19, 2011 - Watching signs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43587666 In the book, "When Forgiveness Doesn't Make Sense," Author Robert Jeffress relates a story he read about Chi Chi Rodriguez. In it he tells of Chi Chi coming toward a light that is yellow. Instead of slowing to stop, he speeds up and runs a red light. His passenger asks why he did that. "My brother taught me to drive and he doesn't stop for red lights. So I don't stop for red lights." This scene played out twice through two red lights. Finally, approaching a green light, Chi Chi slows to a sto... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:04:44 EST 45/60 August 18, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43578972 Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul - Simone Weil <BR> <BR> What we can learn about patience from a diamond <BR> <BR> Trying (but failing) to see your goals realized can be frustrating. Margaret Thatcher once said "You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it," and she was absolutely right. You've got to believe that you will succeed! Never admit defeat as long as time a... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 22:20:55 EST DAY 44/60 Wed Aug 17 ( I got today covered!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43568075 Today's Challenge! (compliments of Rachel!) <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Today's challenge is to give a weight loss "Tip" that has helped you on your journey. Hit reply button and share with all of us! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:50:58 EST 43/60 August 16, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43550983 My sister smokes Cigarettes. Try as she may, she has been unable to quick and stay quit. She does some housecleaning for me on occasion: it helps me out and gives me opportunity to help her. Usually, in a 3 hour session, she will slip out for a short smoke-break. The other day, as she went out for one such break, I went to the kitchen to prep side dishes for the roast that was cooking. She was not in long when I asked if she would like to eat with me. She did, and no sooner did she take that ... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:39:22 EST Day 42/60 August 15, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43542965 Jesus encourages us to deny self, take up our cross daily, and follow Him. Taking up our cross is anything, great or small, in which we have to pray as He did, "Yet not my will, but Thy will be done." We are admonished that even in our eating and drinking we are to do so to the glory of God. <BR> <BR> Today be watchful for every opportunity to deny self, take up your cross, and glorify God in all that you do. Feel free to share here the opportunity taken and the help to your resolve this wa... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 00:03:09 EST I am not well ~ Can someone else do Daily tips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43539469 Hi all ~ I thought I would come back from camp refreshed and well you know! Instead I got my period mid week after only having 2 weeks without all summer. I have a lot of pain from fibroids and cysts and heavier than normal flow (I won't go into details).... just to say, my brain is foggy and I don't think I can post daily tips this week! <BR> <BR> If someone would like to take it up please go ahead and follow the format I was doing with the day/60 and the calendar day. It doesn't even ha... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:31:11 EST I'm tattling on Nita! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43512316 I know we are supposed to do this Sunday, but that is my computer fast day. And besides that, it is my anniversary, so I am tattling tonight while I am thinking about it. You just gotta hear this one. <BR> <BR> Nita is a GREAT challenge-buddy. She not only gives great encouragement, but she is a faithful friend and sets a good example in the journey. Plus she reminds me of things like "it's not about me" ( <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4422083 </... Fri, 12 Aug 2011 23:49:13 EST What do you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20384x51784x43454373 The end of your day comes. You are short on calories and a nutrient or two, but you also are not hungry. What do you do? Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:32:19 EST Day 41/60 ~ August 14 ~ TATTLE TAIL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43423749 Day 41/60 <BR> <BR> Ok, I wrote this one knowing that by now I will have been away for a week, possibly with no internet... limited at best.... <BR> <BR> So, I would like you to tattle on a fellow team mate!!!! Use the general discussion thread to tell me what you've read that someone else has been up to this week ~ or give a high five for a successful week!!! <BR> <BR> Post a link to a blog that you think I shouldn't miss! <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <em>250... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:39:16 EST Day 40/60 ~ August 13 ~ TWEEK TIME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43423689 Day 40/60 <BR> <BR> 2/3 of the way.... I'm not sure I'm glad we are 2/3 done the challenge! But it's time to take stock ~ <BR> <BR> Ask yourself... How am I doing? Is there anything I need to tweek for the last 20 days? Is there something from the beginning that I need to re introduce? <BR> <BR> Keep up the great work!!! <BR> <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:35:05 EST Day 39/60 ~ August 12 ~ GREENS VS CARBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43423568 Day 39/60 <BR> <BR> Tip <BR> Substitute greens, veggies for carbs such as pasta.... I need to remember this one, I was doing really well with it ~ then I kinda forgot! Spaghetti squash or shredding zucchini are both amazing with tomato sauce and it still feels like you are having a spaghetti dinner, complete with meatballs if you wish! <BR> <BR> But I've heard there are people who use LETTUCE on a regular basis where ever they would have had pasta ~ have you? Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:26:19 EST Day 35/60 ~ August 8 ~ PROCRAST INATE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43423251 Day 35/60 <BR> <BR> Tip: Procrastinate <BR> This is one of my favorite tips and hope it can help you. (blogged it if you feel like you just read this yesterday :) <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=BELIEVE%2DIT </link> <BR> <BR> Did I say Procrastinate? Yup... I did this last weekend. I was going to quit walking.. but I kept putting it off and ended up walking for 1 1/2 hours! <BR> <BR> ... think you need a snack... Procrastinate!, who knows you may put it o... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 23:02:30 EST Day 37/60 ~ August 10 ~ OTHER STUFF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43419536 Day 37/60 ~ <BR> <BR> Other stuff??? How focused are you on the WEIGHT LOSS ~ I heard one lady said weight loss occupied 95% of her time and energy. <BR> <BR> Is there something in the "other stuff" you can work on today? I'm not talking grandiose things (although they are good too!) <BR> <BR> Maybe you need to start looking at your "style"... do you know how to dress for your new body? Do you need a new hairstyle? Maybe new glasses? Or to whiten your teeth <em>334</em> As you st... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:26:48 EST Day 36/60 ~ August 9 ~ Power of ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43419421 Day 36/60 <BR> <BR> Tip: <BR> Remember, take it one day, one step, one breath at a time! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 19:20:02 EST Day 38/60 ~ August 11 ~ SPICE IT UP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43403871 Day 38/60 <BR> <BR> Tip: <BR> <BR> Flavour, Flavour ~ it really does help to have YUMMY good food, and spices are a way to go beyond bland without adding calories. <BR> <BR> I have more spices than even fit in my spice holder... for the "you never know" days. When I moved I went through and made sure they were all fresh and did get rid of some... still I have to admit I have my go to ones... basil and oregano for pasta... rosemary in my roasted or stirfry veggies... <BR> <BR> Do you ha... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 19:13:53 EST Day 34/60 ~ August 7 ~ A Novel Idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43391183 Day 34/60 <BR> <BR> First off YES this is generally my rest day, but it has been a tough week, so I've had my 2 rest days... unplanned, so I will be out for an afternoon walk! <BR> <BR> But it is also a good day to RELAX with a Book <BR> <BR> What are you reading now? <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Aug 2011 21:31:46 EST Day 33/60 ~ August 6 ~ BA NA NA NA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43391149 Day 33/60 <BR> <BR> Do you freeze your ripe Bananas? I freeze them whole with the peel on before they get too ripe then they are ready to thaw and use in breads or muffins! Or use frozen for a yummy smoothie <BR> <BR> I do peel and cut them sometimes and put in a container so they are even that much more ready to use for smoothies! <BR> <BR> What other time saving tips do you have? Fri, 5 Aug 2011 21:29:14 EST Day 32/60 ~ August 5 ~ WRITE IT DOWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43373083 Day 32/60 <BR> <BR> A tip for success today is to WRITE things down. No matter how far you have to go or how far that goal seems to be write down things like... your weight, your measurements, your run/walk times... how many push ups you can or can not do. Had I been more organized I would have kept one notebook or a blog on spark... however as it is I have scraps and pages here and there. <BR> <BR> But it really helps to have something to look back on! A suggestion is that you date eve... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 20:13:16 EST Day 31/60 ~ August 4 ~ JOKE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43369230 I am in need of some humor today, so I thought maybe you would appreciate it too!! <BR> <BR> Having lost weight over the past few years, a lady was discarding things from her wardrobe that no longer fit. <BR> <BR> Her seven-year-old niece was watching as she held up a huge pair of slacks. <BR> <BR> "Wow," the lady said, "I must have worn these when I was 183." <BR> <BR> Her niece looked puzzled, then asked, "How old are you now?" <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2011 15:25:24 EST LEE-2011 ~ THANK YOU for that great thought!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43339133 Great thought in today's blog!!! Everyday is day 1 <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Isn't that the truth! <BR> <BR> Maybe you'd like to go read the whole blog, say hi to her from the team and congratulate her on 10% weight loss and 25lbs gone!!! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4402073 </link> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 22:45:27 EST Day 30/60 ~ August 3 ~ 60 seconds of Cardio??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43331258 Day 30! Yikes! 1/2 way through the challenge! To be honest my brain is alittle stuck back on Day 27 - RELAX ~ So I need a boost! <BR> <BR> Have you "liked" the Sparkpeople page on Facebook? What do you think of the 60 second cardio moves link? <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/SparkPeople<BR>?sk=wall </link> Tue, 2 Aug 2011 14:50:55 EST Day 29/60 ~ August 2 ~ REWARDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43331134 I apologize yikes it's almost 3:00pm ~ I seriously thought I was posting tomorrows challenge/tip ahead of time, but didn't have anything for today ~ oops :) <BR> <BR> So here is a twist on a rewards system that really appealed to me.... I had heard of the first part, and it is great if you like surprises... and having friends who know you and love you would help! <BR> <BR> You set up the reward intervals and $$$ amounts, but instead of planning your own rewards you give the money to a fri... Tue, 2 Aug 2011 14:43:50 EST Day 28/60 ~ August 1 ~ DailySpark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43306189 <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=5_w<BR>ays_to_see_the_bright_side_it_can_help<BR>_you_lose_weight </link> Mon, 1 Aug 2011 11:17:51 EST Day 27/60 ~ July 31 ~ RELAX http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43273150 Is Sunday your REST day? do you have a rest day? Does it just happen because of your schedule or is it planned? <BR> <BR> Even if today isn't your rest day from exercise (I believe you need at least one mentally if not physically), try to take a few minutes today to RELAX ~ put your feet up and CHILLAX! <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:09:39 EST Day 26/60 ~ July 30 ~ THANK YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43273093 Spark has a THANK YOU card "goodie" Who can you send a Thank you card to today? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> I will be sending a number today as time allows ~ But for some reason this struck me... THANK YOU to SKUNKY4 for posting the Zucchini Black Bean & Rice recipe in the TnT thread ~ I can't even tell you why I was so excited to see it ~ but I can't wait to try it!!! (I will probably use brown rice so if you ... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:06:05 EST Day 25/60 ~ July 29 ~ Recipe video ~ COOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43249206 This is very close to my spinach salad which I serve all the time! I brown my almond in the oven, but may try the stove top. <BR> I also use a rasp vinegrette dressing, but might try this one it looks yummy! <BR> I also add blueberries if I have them and feta cheese <BR> <BR> OK so it is close! <BR> So give it a try or maybe watch a recipe video for the first time!!! <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos.asp?r<BR>ecipe=695225 </link> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:54:18 EST Way to Go KADULAC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43237450 ~ I didn't miss the fact that you got all got up on the Daily Challenges!!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> Keep up the great work!!! Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:09:14 EST Day 24/60 ~ July 28 ~ TnT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43228752 Day 24/60 ~ July 28 ~ TNT ~ no its not dynamite T.N.T. it is Try New Things! <BR> <BR> Try something new today... food? exercise? use the "map your route" or another new to you feature on Sparkpeople! <BR> <BR> I was trying to make a video blog today.... um ~ it didn't really work out, but I'll try again!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:12:56 EST Day 23/60 ~ July 27 ~ The Study says... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43191859 Day 23/60 <BR> <BR> If you haven't already... take a moment to read this article... which just proves what we already know about involvement on sparkpeople and weight loss success!!! <BR> <BR> A little bit of what the study says... <BR> <BR> -More than 60% of participants said SparkPeople members are more helpful than other people in their lives, with regard to their weight loss efforts. <BR> -About 86% said they can get quick responses to questions using SparkPeople Message Boards or for... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:35:21 EST Day 22/60 ~ July 26 ~ Bucket List? Thimble List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43170480 Day 22/60 <BR> <BR> Do you have a bucket list? I really don't, and to be honest I get overwhelmed. Sure someone who has the funds can write all kinds of adventures out and then jump a plane to start ticking them off their list... please understand I'm not saying, don't dream ~ but I found this idea was perfect for me... A thimble list! <BR> <BR> I have collected thimbles for many, many years. A couple of reasons... one they are an inexpensive souvenir and they don't take up much room!!!... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 20:13:50 EST Day 20/60 ~ July 24 ~ Do NOTHING boost Metabolism! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43142161 Day 20/60 <BR> <BR> Want to boost your metabolism without doing a thing? Go to bed! Seems too good to be true... but we can boost our metabolism by getting a good night’s sleep. A restless sleepless night slows down your metabolism. People who don’t get enough sleep also have higher blood sugar levels and higher and higher stress hormones. <BR> <BR> Make getting a good night’s sleep part of your journey to a Healthy you!!! <BR> <BR> Nightie Night! <BR> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> ... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:29:00 EST Day 21/60 ~ July 25 ~ ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43142107 Day 21/60 <BR> <BR> Nothing new here... I'm sure we all know the importance of Thankfulness. However, again, we are at different places in our journey... so who knows maybe a reminder is in order.... <BR> <BR> As part of a healthy mental attitude don't forget to be thankful, some people have a gratitude journal, others just make a note at the end of a day. Some days are harder than others but try to be thankful for someone or something each day! <BR> <BR> I am thankful for each of you... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:25:48 EST Day 19/60 ~ July 23 ~ Plan your success story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43141922 this may be tough for a Saturday, but do this when you can.... <BR> <BR> Maybe you have a vision board/collage, I never did get one made... <BR> <BR> but I had a clear picture of my SUCCESS story! The out line anyways! Make yours as detailed as you want... what will that look like to you? What will you weigh? How will your healthy lifestyle affect your confidence? How did you get there? How did you overcome obstacles? What did you do to overcome cravings? And don't forget to write ... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:12:47 EST Day 18/60 ~ July 22 ~ Add to your diet!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43124155 So often we think about what we have to TAKE away from our diets, we focus on what we CAN'T have... however I have found it really helps me when I concentrate on what I need to ADD to my diet. Now I try to think of when I can have fish which I didn't eat regularily, I want to add more fruits... I still need to figure out what to do with KALE. If I really think about it there are a number of foods even snacks that I still want to try, recipes I still want to make... I am so far from being de... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 23:16:21 EST Daily Tips & Challenges Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43111082 I've started putting a little information about what the Daily Tip/Challlenge is in the title so that if you want to go back and see what someone has added later on or read others comments on a particular topic you don't have to go searching through them all! <BR> <BR> Hope this helps! <BR> <BR> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:48:44 EST Washcapfan's 60 Day Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20383x51784x43109700 Day 17 ~ Where did the wagon go I need to get back on. <BR> <BR> So I have been really bad the past few weeks - not very much exercising, but not to bad on eating. I really missed 2 things that were keeping me motivated - 1st my fitbit. I love this gadget it keeps me walking on the treadmill at 10pm to make sure I beat the 10,000 steps per day. My brother just surprised me last night with a switch2health watch, it tracks your active minutes and you get points that you can redeem - no real... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 08:37:53 EST Day 17/60 ~ July 21 ~ Food tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43093056 Are you in the habit of tracking your food? <BR> <BR> Do you do it daily? weekly? <BR> <BR> Are you an end of the day tracker? <BR> <BR> In my 3 1/2 years on Spark.... I would say I have probably done it all. It took me awhile to get into it. It does take some time in the beginning. I was cutting labels, carrying boxes into the living room with me, making little notes in the kitchen. And over time it got much easier. Now there is a new tracker which makes it a whole lot easier to... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:24:09 EST Day 16/60 ~ July 20 ~ Self Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43092762 Today's Tip/Challenge is about your SELF talk. I wish everyone could read this! <BR> <BR> Do you talk to yourself? Of course you do... just not everyone talks to themselves out loud! But today I want you to not only talk to yourself... I want you to LISTEN to yourself. <BR> <BR> Notice a few things... your tone - loving or not so much? <BR> - encouraging or discouraging? <BR> - cheering or jeering? <BR> <BR> Also, listen because you are probably wiser than you think. If you are quest... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:12:09 EST NSV ~ GIve yourself a WHOOO HOOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43073120 So how's it going? Any victories you'd like to share? <BR> <BR> Where else but Sparkpeople can you do the happy dance and let out a <em>244</em> without people thinking you've lost it? Try going into work singing... I lost one pound, la la la la la la la <BR> <BR> Or maybe... BWAH.... <em>46</em> not quite the results you'd hoped for, come here for <em>247</em> and maybe a hang in there <em>306</em> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:35:32 EST Day 15/60 ~ July 19th ~ NSVs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20385x51784x43064522 Sometimes i find it a challenge to think of an NSV <BR> <BR> a Non Scale Victory! <BR> <BR> I am a numbers person and believe me ~ I want to see a particular number on the scale. I don't expect it without working for it, and I am not going to give up if it doesn't come quickly... but you can know I WANT TO SEE IT!!! <BR> <BR> However while I am getting there, I will have set backs, obstacles and challenges... so I have to have NSV's along the way <BR> <BR> My non scale victory for this c... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 22:16:38 EST I'm home and not quite sure... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51784x43062711 I'm home and not quite sure where to start!!! <BR> <BR> First I have to get over not having had internet for 8 days! NOTHING... not even an iphone. <BR> I really want to get caught up, and hope to pop into say hi in the next few days! <BR> <BR> My job is internet based, so I will be on line alot in the next few days! i will have to resist the urge to put on my sunscreen and head out to the back deck with a book when I should be working!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks to Wildflower and others who ch... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:47:14 EST