SparkPeople Countdown to Labor Day - September 1st, 2014! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=51876 A seasonal, fun motivated group. We can motivate each other to have fun, feel amazingly beautiful and be healthy at the same time! SparkPeople Countdown to Labor Day - September 1st, 2014! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=51876 Countdown to the 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x58035908 <em>283</em> Countdown to the Fourth of July! <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> To be completed before the first day of the Challenge: <BR> <em>298</em> Make a Summer Bucket List! List all the things you want to do this Summer! <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> <em>464</em> Week One! <em>464</em> <BR> <em>464</em> Sunday June 1st – Day One! Plan your meals for the week! Cook enough for leftovers! <BR> <em>464</em> Monday June 2nd – Get your ST minutes in! Focus on legs tod... Thu, 29 May 2014 08:10:33 EST Goals For the Month of May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x57631743 So this is something a little bit like a challenge I have going on in another team. <BR> <BR> For the month of May (you guys can start now if you want!), you're going to pick three goals: one fitness based, one nutrition based and something you want to quit/stop. List the goals on this thread and update as often as you want but definitely try to update once a week! <BR> <BR> These are my goals: <BR> <BR> Fitness: Do one NTC workout three times a week <BR> Nutrition: Track every bite of foo... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:02:45 EST Countdown to Memorial Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x57509341 So while the majority of folks (myself included) look forward to Memorial Day as the first day of Summer or for the BBQs, we need to remember that Memorial Day is to honor fallen soldiers who fought for this country. I'm well aware that a ton of Sparkers aren't American on Sparkpeople so we can all use this as the goal end date for our challenges as well. <BR> <BR> Pick a goal for Memorial Day 2014: Monday, May 24th, 2014, anything you want. Stay on top of it, keep at it and on Memorial Day ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:48:25 EST Looking Forward to Spring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x57199586 What are you looking forward to now that Spring is here?? Let's list everything that the green season brings! Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:24:06 EST 2014 Valentine's Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x56534949 <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> Ok, here we go! Two weeks of health and fitness activities leading up to Valentine's Day! Check it out, see what you guys think and if it's feasible! <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Valentine’s Day Challenge: <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Saturday, February 1st: First day! Try to get in 10k st... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:03:00 EST Ideas for 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x56187136 Something I did for 2013 (and am continuing in 2014) is the Good Things Jar. I saw this on tumblr and did it for the last year and figured I would share it with the team. Maybe it's something you guys want to try yourselves as well! <BR> <BR> The gist is to set aside a jar for the entire year. When something good happens, something that makes you smile, that inspires you, that motivates you and that makes you feel good in general, write it down on a slip of paper, fold it up and put it in th... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:29:01 EST Name Your New Years Challenge Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x56187033 From here until Spring I plan on watching my nutrition and losing a few pounds. How many, I don't know, but if I don't focus on a number maybe I will have better luck and more faith in myself. <BR> <BR> What's your challenge? Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:22:44 EST New Years Resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x56186918 List them here! <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> <BR> 1) Write/complete a book. <BR> 2) Read 100 books this year. <BR> 3) Transcribe a story that I wrote in my teens from paper to word doc. <BR> 4) Work on nutrition and fitness! <BR> 5) Buy back my time at my job (that means losing a bit of my paycheck to earn back years that I worked at my job before leaving. If I do this, it adds to my time in the system bringing me close to ten years and all the perks that it brings). <BR> <BR> Anyone have... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:16:01 EST 25 Days 'Til Christmas Countdown Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x55823516 Happy December, Sparkers! Sorry it's late going up but here's a Christmas challenge for the team! It's also up over at the 6 a Day Challenge Team and I'll post it in a blog in a bit as well! <BR> <BR> This almost-month long challenge has something specific set aside for each day leading up to Christmas! Some are fitness-related, some nutrition-related and some are just holiday-related. Now I know we don't all celebrate Christmas so where I could I tried to switch out Christmas for holidays b... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:45:10 EST Dropping Five and Getting Healthy for Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x55806256 So I managed to lose three pounds last challenge and the goal this time around is for five pounds again in the next 30 or so days so let's see if we can make it happen! Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:36:51 EST Dropping Five and Getting Healthy by Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x55471350 So we all know there is a holiday in between Halloween and Christmas Day. Any other day I would've gone straight to Christmas for the next challenge but I figure, the turkey deserves a chance too! So this is the new team goal (but you can make the goals anything you want for Thanksgiving Day and onward!) and I hope it goes well. <BR> <BR> Update here and let us know how it's going, what you're doing to accomplish your goals, what streaks you're picking up and how you're feeling! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 06:57:58 EST Countdown to Halloween Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x54934909 This is a post I put up in the 6 a Day team and I figured I should post it here as well for you guys to follow if you're up for it! This team basically has a lot of the same members as the 6 a Day but for those who don't follow the other team, maybe you will want to do this yourself! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beginning October 1st, 2013, we're doing the Countdown to Halloween Challenge! It's not really a challenge so much as a to-do list to celebrate and get the most out of the upcoming sp... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:38:46 EST Fall Articles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x54779877 Veggies to Plant and Harvest in the Fall: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1674 </link> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:30:19 EST Autumn Bucket List! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x54779801 So Yami came up with this brilliant idea before Summer rolled around and I figure why not bring it to the Spark Team? Basically for the Summer we made bucket lists of things we wanted to do/accomplish during the Summer. Now that Summer is pretty much over, I've started making an Autumn Bucket List. Once I have it complete I'm tossing it up on this thread. Do you guys have seasonal bucket lists? If you do, what are some things on the list that you're willing to share with us? Who knows, maybe ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:22:59 EST Goals For Halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x54779655 So now that Labor Day has come and gone, what new goals are you setting for yourself for this next round? We have until Halloween to make these new goals happen to lets put our all into it! <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:11:27 EST Labor Day Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x54048446 So the Fourth of July is now over which means the next big holiday we're aiming to lose by is Labor Day, September 2nd! Anyone have any goals they would like to share? <BR> <BR> I personally would like to lose between 5 and 10 pounds so I can reach my goal weight by the end of October. I think two months is a reasonable amount of time to jump start the loss and then one last month to a month and a half to get to goal! Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:07:51 EST Goals For 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x53523567 So Memorial Day 2013 has come and gone. Did you meet your goals? I didn't which means it's time to look forward to the next Goal Date, the Fourth of July! I'm attempting 5 lbs weight loss, what are YOU aiming for? List the goals here and remember, they don't have to be weight-related! Wed, 29 May 2013 13:39:49 EST Challenge a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x53257458 Memorial Day is coming upon us! 20 more days people! So lets challenge ourselves everyday until the big day comes! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>232</em> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> <em>232</em> <em>381</em> <em>334</em> <em>232</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 7 May 2013 16:16:34 EST What Are You Looking Forward To..? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x52208266 In the spring? <BR> <BR> I want the warmer weather, the greens sprouting up and the Spring Ahead/Daylight Savings because I reeeeeeeeally need to wake up and WANT to get out of bed which I can't do when it's so dark out still. Walking the dog is not fun at 6am when it's pitch dark in the park... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:19:52 EST Water Chick-In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x51658600 I have a hard time with my water all day every day. So let's try to get in our glasses of water and check in here! <em>9</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:42:34 EST New Years Resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x51470316 Anyone make any this new year?? Or do you plan on changing them up every month? Let us know here! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:52:09 EST Water Challenge for the 50 Days 'Til Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x50702797 There are 50 days left until Christmas! So make your own goal of cups of water per day and let's see if we can stick to it! Update here daily! <BR> <BR> My goal is six cups a day! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:53:50 EST Holiday Cheer and Weight Loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x50702665 Sure, we think that maybe we can aim for a weight loss goal of six pounds from now until Christmas but you're on your own time schedule and we're all different. So from here until the holidays, let's update weekly here. If you lose a pound and want to shout it out, post it here! If you are losing motivation, come on the thread and ask for some help, we'll try to keep you upbeat and on track! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:41:46 EST Holiday Traditions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x50702551 What are some things you and your family do for the holidays? Do you sit around the television after Thanksgiving dinner and watch some football? Do you leave that tray of Christmas cookies out for Santa? Tell us here what you do every year when the holidays roll around! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:34:03 EST Christmas Gifts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x50702530 What are you wishing for this year? Post to this thread, share your gift ideas and maybe help someone with some ideas for a person on their Christmas list! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:31:32 EST Thanksgiving Recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x50702500 Thanksgiving is less than three weeks away! So what will you be making for that dinner?? Share any recipes you have and especially if they're healthy and nutritious! We can all use a new recipe to try out! Who know if that recipe will one day became a holiday tradition for your family! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:28:55 EST Halloween Holiday question of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x49902406 9/12/12 - <BR> <BR> What do you like about halloween? Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:19 EST Fall Fun Challenges! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x49863635 Fall is here folks!! What does this mean? Beautiful crisp air, wonderful fall scents, and awesome fall holidays to look forward to! First holiday of this season is in 51 days!! So lets try and drop 7 by halloween so we can look our ROARING best! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Every week I will post up a new challenge for the team to complete! It will be all kinds of challenges! Food challenges, workout challenges, maybe even craft challenges <em>40</em> Hee!! Either way I want these challeng... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:53:09 EST Weekly Exercise Post! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x49848075 Did you exercise today?? AWESOME! Jot it down, keep a daily/weekly tally, show the world, let's do it together! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 18:15:09 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month - June http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x48403208 What are your goals for the month of June!! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:38:53 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month - May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x47838373 What are your goals for the month of May! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:28:24 EST Daily veggie challenge.. how many today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x47824446 loads of salads each day.. that is how i'm doing it, also ordered a side dish of veggies at the restaurant.. Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:53:42 EST 100 day challenge.. start whenever you want! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x47789572 I saw this on another group but couldn't join yet another group.. I hardly have time for the ones I'm in.. so <BR> <BR> here go it, change anything you want as little or as big.. <BR> <BR> my change for 100 days is at least 4 fruits/vegs a day.. so far I've had 1 for breakfast and planning a salad for lunch. <BR> <BR> my start date is April 27 which brings me to sometime in Aug Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:16:26 EST Insanity.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x47777979 I got the Insanity workout and am gonna be getting into it full swing soon. I did the Fit Test which kicked my butt for real. Any suggestions, tips etc would be greatly appreciated! Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:24:44 EST Idea to run by people.. check it out.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x47375984 I started giving goodies for participation in the group.. what do you think? Leaders if you want to acknowledge someone for making the team dynamic.. shoot them a goodie.. or just for fun or whatever you think is "goodie" worthy.... cheers, zo Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:41:57 EST New Years Resolution Monty by Month -- April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x47358902 Results from March: <BR> <BR> 1. Participate in Group Exercise at least 4 times/week DONE <BR> 2. Increase once/week running distance to 5 miles (eep!) DONE (except one weekend when I had the stomach flu) <BR> 3. Sleep at least six hours/night (I have two small children, so this is a challenge) FAIL <BR> 4. Lose 2 pounds DONE! Lost FIVE (thanks, stomach flu!) <BR> <BR> Goals for April: <BR> <BR> 1. Participate in Group Exercise at least 4 times/week <BR> 2. Increase once/week runnin... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:55:14 EST green cleaning tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x47164711 Health & Wellness Articles | Healthy Lifestyles <BR> 25 Green Spring Cleaning Tips <BR> Good for You, Your Home and the Planet <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> Email Print Save SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> After being cooped up in a stuffy house all winter long, it’s finally time to fling open the windows, shoo away the cobwebs, and take on your annual spring cleaning. But often, the chemicals found in conventional cleaning prod... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 18:39:55 EST Battle of the Superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x47068563 Battle of the Superfoods <BR> By From the editors of Runner's World | Get Up and Go – Tue, Mar 6, 2012 12:35 PM EST <BR> <BR> <BR> Food fight! Which superfoods offer a healthier edge?Food fight! Which superfoods offer a healthier edge?Food Fight! In a battle of nutritional superstars, which options offer a healthier edge? <BR> <BR> As a health-savvy consumer, you try to toss nutrient-packed foods into your grocery cart. But when you're deciding between similar-seeming nutritious items (say... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 05:12:14 EST What do you like to do BESIDES exercisi ng/diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x47054586 gardening, classes, learning french Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:46:33 EST A new opportunity will you take shake the routine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x46911883 however small or large, hopefully it will help others to do some of the same or tweak it to change their routine... <BR> <BR> Today my opportunity is ........................to start the day with a super attitude. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:31:44 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month - March! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x46826100 Whats your goals for march that'll help you move towards your new years resolution! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:10:15 EST Countdown to St. Patty's Day steps to success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x46599030 today I did 500 calories on the bike.. I ate well at lunch Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:41:59 EST The Month of Love. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x46381312 Always remember to remind yourself what you love about you. SO! What do you love about yourself? Thu, 2 Feb 2012 12:38:57 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month - February! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x46359147 The second month of the year is now upon us!! What are your goals for this month to help you move forward towards your new years resolution!! <BR> <BR> January - Did you reach your goals for the month of January? <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2012 10:47:20 EST looking forward.. vday, st pats and april fools? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x46138744 I'm in <BR> Hot babes, what are your forward looking goals in the next couple months?.. report here how you are doing--- <BR> <BR> <BR> Copy and paste-able goal thingy <BR> Start ~ <BR> <BR> Valentine's (2.14) ~minus 3 lbs <BR> St. Patty's (3.17) ~minus 5 lbs more <BR> Fools/Finish (4.1) ~ minus 2 lbs more <BR> <BR> total = minus 10 lbs <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:01:14 EST Did you take your vitamins today?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x45778797 Do you take a multivitamin or other supplements? Did you take yours today? Check-in every day to stay accountable! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 18:46:16 EST This month's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x45679855 more ST Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:22:23 EST I'm having fun when I'm ________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x45679841 Watching the GOOD WIFE with my hunny Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:21:37 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x45612962 So we have already shared what we would like our New Years Resolution to be! But we all know that a lot of the times its hard to complete our new years resolution because we have a WHOLE year to complete it and so we keep telling ourselves, "im gonna do it but I have time so I am going to do it next week, or next month, or in a few months!" And then before you know it the year is over and you havent completed ANYTHING! Its happened to me MANY times and I am sure its happened to you! <BR> <B... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:26:01 EST Weekly check in .. how is your plan going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x45575960 It's MON and my plan is 30-60 cardio min a day.. at home or the gym... just do it for the holidays and keep dangerous weight gain at bay.. even trying to lose this week.. we will see! Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:39:21 EST What Is Your New Years Resolution For 2012? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x45382295 What Is Your New Years Resolution For 2012? List it here! <BR> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:02:48 EST Non weight goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x45342370 go through 5 medium boxes of paper junk in my house.. that is it, then it is on to the storage closet and get it out to the thrift store for donation Fri, 2 Dec 2011 17:39:21 EST what do you want for Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x45327624 a freshly painted bathroom Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:56:23 EST Holiday Question of the Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x45320706 12/1/11 - <BR> <BR> December is here! w00t w00t!! And you know what that means! Lots and lots of running around getting ready for the holidays!! <BR> <BR> Which holiday do you celebrate? Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? Have you done any of your holiday shopping yet? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:21:22 EST December Goals!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x45320609 Declare your december goals! <BR> <BR> Its the last month of the year, lets end it with a bang!!! <em>104</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:16:27 EST November Goals Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x44864971 So since it's a new month maybe we can post our goals and what we hope to accomplish this month! Sure, we want to try to drop four pounds for November but what personal goals do we want to accomplish as well?? <BR> <BR> I want to get back on the water! <BR> <BR> I also plan on working out at least 30 minutes a day. I'm currently doing P90x with a few friends so this should be an easy goal unless I want to let myself and everyone else down which I don't! <BR> <BR> I also plan on sticking t... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:23:51 EST Thanksgiving dish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x44850581 November = turkey month which equals a great family holiday that is full of all sorts of yummy foods that are definitely NOT healthy! lol <BR> <BR> Im not saying you cant enjoy it though! But this year for thanksgiving, try to make at least ONE healthy dish to add into the mix! It can be a traditional turkey dinner dish but tweaked so its a little healthier, or it can be something completely new that you want to try and you want others to try as well! <BR> <BR> Share with us which healthy ... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:38:33 EST There is No Try-- LIVINTHELIFE'S BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44805979 So a couple of days ago, there was a blog post on the daily spark, and the author wrote this quote: <BR> <BR> "There is no try, there is only do." <BR> <BR> She was discussing her daily yoga practice, but this struck me for my whole life. I've spent a lot of time "trying", but not as much "doing". <BR> <BR> In fact this 100 Days Challenge was really meant to get me to go from "trying to track my food" and "trying to exercise" to actually doing these things. Like I have said, weight loss... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 11:37:09 EST Quote of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44788535 "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." <BR> <BR> ~William E. Channing~ <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday sparkers! Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:21:02 EST Quote of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44777563 "If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page" <BR> -- Mark Houlahan <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day sparkers! <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 17:26:36 EST Quote of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44740402 "Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road." <BR> -Dag Hammarskjold <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:50:26 EST Quote of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44694138 "Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." <BR> <BR> ~Arnold H. Glasow~ <BR> <BR> TGIF!! Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:13:23 EST Create your own personal ticker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44668510 I got this from my friends blog. Check it out! I think its a great idea! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543691 </link> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:39:18 EST Fall/Halloween n/Thanksgiving Recipes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44457271 Anyone got any to share?? I made this banana bread recipe last week which came out lovely! <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=260244 </link> <BR> <BR> Also planning apple and pumpkin pies and breads! Thu, 6 Oct 2011 11:10:39 EST Exerciser of the week--MON-SUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x44396400 this week, shooting for the stars with 420 and some ST <BR> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 03:02:48 EST Declare your October goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x44364692 More and more water, veggies.. more moving and walking my dog Sat, 1 Oct 2011 06:52:56 EST what can you pass on to sparkers for advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44249997 throw out the hints, tricks anything that works for you, can be food, exercise whatever keeps you going! Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:33:22 EST just added water goal.. did you drink 8 today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x44176692 already got 2 in, now that we have a goal.. i will be checking in, goodies handed out for those participating! Tue, 20 Sep 2011 06:00:04 EST Enjoy the outdoors! mini challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x43983553 Take your workouts outside! Take a nice long walk, go for a jog, or do some yoga in the park, but whatever you do, dont forget to bring your camera! Take pictures and share them with us! Create a blog where you post the pics you took during your outside workout then post the link to your blog here, or post the pics up on the teams photo album. Show us that you are working out while enjoying what the fall season has to offer! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> ... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 21:18:58 EST For Halloween I plan on going as a/an ____________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x43980647 alien space sexy woman Thu, 8 Sep 2011 18:14:45 EST September Goals!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x43950765 Post your September goals here. Keep us updated on how you are doing and what you are doing to reach your goals. Wed, 7 Sep 2011 08:51:12 EST yummy easy meal ideas that take under 1/2 hr prep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x43806562 tuna salad on ww tst <BR> <BR> stir fry with any kind of meat Tue, 30 Aug 2011 05:54:08 EST yummy easy meal ideas that take under 1/2 prep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x43806556 chicken stir fry with tons of garlic! <BR> <BR> tuna salad on ww tst Tue, 30 Aug 2011 05:52:25 EST ONGOING WATER CHALLENGE.. HOW ARE YOU DOING? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x43564250 THIS is always a challenge for me... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:13:15 EST mini challenges through the end of sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x43564223 Let us know which mini challenges you choose to do. <BR> <BR> 1. Give a SparkGoodie DAILY. <BR> <BR> 2. Eat at least 3 vegetable portions and 2 fruit portions EVERY DAY this week <BR> <BR> 3. Exercise at least 10 minutes, 4 times during this challenge. <BR> <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:11:10 EST My personal goals for Aug are _______________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x43342830 I have a wedding on the 14th.. want to lose 5 by then <BR> <BR> 30 min cardio every day - no excuses <BR> <BR> ST 2 times a wk <BR> <BR> leg lifts 2 times a wk <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Aug 2011 07:25:46 EST great articles to motivate, etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x43253100 How to Make Exercise a Habit <BR> Article By: Melissa Sperl <BR> Print <BR> Email <BR> <BR> <BR> For many, exercise has a perpetual position at the bottom of the to-do list. You know you have to do it. You know it will help you lose weight faster. You know you need it for good health. Here's how to fit it in. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For many, exercise is perpetually a low priority, something you only do for a few days at time, here and there. Many people also believe that exercise r... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:18:03 EST DIY CHALLENGE HERE 7/19-7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x43070312 STARTING TODAY... copy and paste and FILL IN THE BLANKS <BR> <BR> DIY 7/19-7/31 <BR> <BR> I confess, this weekend I ate more than the recommended serving/s of _______ice cream__________ <BR> <BR> BUT! I also am very proud to report that I ate _______tons of fruit_________________ <BR> <BR> I promise to drink ___9___servings of water a day <BR> <BR> My biggest motivation for this CHALLENGE is ______continuing to lose pounds__________________ <BR> <BR> I'm setting one major goal for thi... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:24:05 EST inspiring stuff to keep going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x42888770 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349611 </link> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 11:17:19 EST a VERY ACCOUNTABLE INSPIRING SPARKER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x42888739 CHECK OUT YOOVIE'S BLOGS.. she continues to kick it.. why are we here? what do we want.. let's do this.. ramp it up.. let's go.. a great read! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349611 </link> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 11:15:37 EST small lifestyle changes for BIG results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x42866718 <link>shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/littl<BR>e-ways-to-lose-big-pounds-2505312/ </link> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 06:36:29 EST Summer time = grilling time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x42863441 So you know what that means! Burgers, hot dogs, ribs and so much more on the grill! Of course they taste TONS better on the grill but we all know they arent the healthiest choices! SO here is where you can share some summer time grilling recipes! Maybe you have a burger recipe that is still tasty but low on calories. Or some sides recipes that arent the high calorie potato salad and macaroni salad, but taste just as good! <BR> <BR> Its ok do indulge once in a blue but if you are a grilling j... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 22:48:09 EST Tips For the Summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x42813624 I'm going to see about posting links and sites here for some summer care and fun! I went to the beach on Friday with Yami to kick off the 4th of July weekend and basically incapacitated myself for the majority of the weekend, lol! Even though I put on sunblock, I still managed to burn myself and cause tons of discomfort so here's an article on sunblock/screen and the effects of tanning. Take care of yourselves this summer, folks! We want to be able to enjoy the weather and sun as we lose the ... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 13:11:53 EST **weekly weigh in** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20479x51876x42813000 down 1.8 from last week Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:36:04 EST What do you do for "me" time.,how do you recharge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x51876x42812983 swim at the gym Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:35:07 EST Wed to Tuesdays- Exerciser of the week, cardio her http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=20478x51876x42812965 will record from other team Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:34:17 EST what was your workout today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x42812880 30 min dog walk Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:30:23 EST blah, blah.. blab about anything http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x51876x42812835 Use this thread to celebrate, ask for help or just throw something out there for consideration... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:28:28 EST