SparkPeople New Habits for Thanksgiving 2015! Team Messageboard A seasonal, fun motivated group. We can motivate each other to have fun, feel amazingly beautiful and be healthy at the same time! SparkPeople New Habits for Thanksgiving 2015! Team Messageboard Halloween Challenge! Each week I'll post a workout challenge for you to do each morning before getting the day started! Don't worry, it won't be anything crazy! <em>334</em> Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:23:55 EST Change It Up For Labor Day! Hey team! <BR> <BR> So Labor Day 2015 usually marks the end of Summer. It falls on September 7th this year which gives us roughly a month and a couple of days. A new habit takes about 21 days to create. <BR> <BR> What changes can you make to your life to create new healthy habits? Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:00:34 EST New Years Resolutions 2015! Okay Sparkers, it's getting to be that time where we start planning for the new year! What are your new year resolutions for 2015?? List them here and use this thread throughout the year to keep yourself on track! Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:03:23 EST New Challenge for December to ring in the New Year New Challenge for December to ring in the New Year! <BR> <BR> So we've hopefully made some new habits this last month. Now lets focus on different things every week to see how we do! <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Week One - December 1st - December 7th - Try to get 8 cups of water in every day this week! See how well you do and if you already do this then this week should be easy-peasy for ya! <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Week Two - December 8th - December 14th - Try to get the right servings of... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:57:58 EST Monthly Challenge Hi Sparkpeeps! <BR> <BR> A habit is created between 17 and 21 days. Make this the month you make those new habits and break all the old ones that are slowing you down! <BR> <BR> What will your new habit be? This month is all about baby steps that can lead us into some weight loss just in time for Christmas so lets do it! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 08:07:08 EST Countdown to Halloween! So it took me a bit and I'm still very busy with work but I managed to snag some time away and to throw up the change of holiday and the new challenge. I'm trying to lose ten pounds by Halloween and my first focus is working out/fitness. <BR> <BR> What is your focus? Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:12:37 EST Labor Day! Labor Day is a month away! What can you accomplish within the next few weeks for a healthier life?? Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:33:58 EST Summer Bucket Lists! What's on yours?? <BR> <BR> Yami got me into the idea of having a bucket list to do for the season so I made one about a month ago and so far I've done maybe three or four of the items on it. But let's hear what's on yours!! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:01:23 EST Countdown to the 4th of July! <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! 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! 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! 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 <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! 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 Water Challenge! From the first of the year until the first of Spring, how many days can you go getting in your eight cups a day? You can track the goal yourself plus it's a team goal as well so let's see how long we can keep a streak going! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 19:24:33 EST Name Your New Years Challenge Here! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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! Veggies to Plant and Harvest in the Fall: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1674 </link> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:30:19 EST Autumn Bucket List! 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! 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! 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! 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! 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..? 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! 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! 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! 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! 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? 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? 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! 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! 9/12/12 - <BR> <BR> What do you like about halloween? Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:11:19 EST Fall Fun Challenges! 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! 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 What are your goals for the month of June!! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 13:38:53 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month - May What are your goals for the month of May! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:28:24 EST Daily veggie challenge.. how many today? 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! 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.. 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.. 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 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 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 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? gardening, classes, learning french Tue, 13 Mar 2012 10:46:33 EST A new opportunity will you take shake the routine? 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 start the day with a super attitude. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:31:44 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month - March! 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 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. 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! 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? 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 Intros and Birthdays Here! This is a new topic and I don't know why we didn't do this from the start, lol! Introduce yourself here (even if you've been a part of the team from the start!) and put down your bday too so we can have a calendar of bdays for goodies and well wishes! <em>236</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:47:00 EST Did you take your vitamins today?? 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 more ST Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:22:23 EST I'm having fun when I'm ________ Watching the GOOD WIFE with my hunny Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:21:37 EST New Years Resolution Month by Month! 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? 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? What Is Your New Years Resolution For 2012? List it here! <BR> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 12:02:48 EST Non weight goals 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? a freshly painted bathroom Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:56:23 EST Holiday Question of the Day!! 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!!! 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! 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! 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 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! "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! "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! "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! "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! I got this from my friends blog. Check it out! I think its a great idea! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543691 </link> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:39:18 EST Fall/Halloween n/Thanksgiving Recipes! Anyone got any to share?? I made this banana bread recipe last week which came out lovely! <BR> <BR> <link><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 this week, shooting for the stars with 420 and some ST <BR> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 03:02:48 EST Declare your October goals 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? 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? 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 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 ____________ alien space sexy woman Thu, 8 Sep 2011 18:14:45 EST September Goals!! 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 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 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? THIS is always a challenge for me... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 07:13:15 EST mini challenges through the end of sept 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 _______________ 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 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 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! <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349611 </link> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 11:17:19 EST a VERY ACCOUNTABLE INSPIRING SPARKER 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><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349611 </link> Sat, 9 Jul 2011 11:15:37 EST small lifestyle changes for BIG results <link><BR>e-ways-to-lose-big-pounds-2505312/ </link> Fri, 8 Jul 2011 06:36:29 EST Summer time = grilling time! 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! 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** 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? swim at the gym Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:35:07 EST Wed to Tuesdays- Exerciser of the week, cardio her will record from other team Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:34:17 EST what was your workout today? 30 min dog walk Tue, 5 Jul 2011 12:30:23 EST