SparkPeople Calling all Canadians Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=523 There is a great number of Canadians here at sparkpeople - let us get together and share our stories, have fun together and challenge one another with our goals. SparkPeople Calling all Canadians Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=523 Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59227144 Hi, so excited to start this journey! I am a 48 year old, mother of 2. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:48:57 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59227140 Hi, so excited to start this journey! I am a 48 year old, mother of 2. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:48:53 EST Starting over... again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59216544 Hi All! I'm Kim. Used to be on here (off and on) in the past. Here again to get a new fresh start on my weight loss journey. I'm Canadian. I'm currently in my 2nd year (my final year *sadddd*) of Digital Photography at local College in my City. :) Love it. I mostly take photos of landscapes, and have dabbed into Architectural Photography too. Love horror movies (the scarrier... the better!) ;) , thunderstorms, and hot chocolate (special occasions - not to drink it *everyday*... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:13:14 EST I am new... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59212576 Hi I am new to the team and am just dropping in to say hi... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:24:05 EST In it to win http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59206818 Hello everyone, I am thrilled to begin this journey again. I am committed to making it work this time as I am at my highest weight ever. I realize if I don't do something now my health will suffer in the future and with that my quality of life. I am hoping to meet like minded people and that we can act as supports and cheerleaders for each other on this journey we are all on together. In the past I've always tried to do this on my own and realize that I need to do something different thi... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:51:33 EST Hello from Squamish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59175368 Hello to all my fellow Canadians! I hope to be able to connect with others on the wellness journey! Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:08:14 EST Back from Ottawa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59101143 Hi everyone! I'm back on the boards trying to get involved in the SP world again. I was really active on this site a couple years ago, but lost touch and am realizing that many of my previous spark friends seem to have moved on! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:45:58 EST Returning from Calgary, AB! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59075589 Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to getting started again. <BR> <BR> Any other fellow Calgarian's out there? <BR> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 22:55:23 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59054913 Hi everyone, I just started with Spark people for a second time (long story) and am looking for people to help motivate each other a little closer to home. I'm from Calgary, and have just started a Calgary group!! Feel free to join me :) Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:31:40 EST Newbie Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59035449 Hello everyone I am in Trenton Ontario. Needing a few healthy tips and modivational words. I currently quit smoking about 4 months ago and now need help with the gained pounds. Thanks. <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 22:20:15 EST New and confused http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x59013451 Hi all <BR> <BR> I am 34 y/o from TO, I have a disability, a brain injury and while I have lost 100lbs I really want and need to lose the rest so here I am :) <BR> Due to my disability I am going to have to get a friend or my abi worker to help me go through this site and set up a plan but I could use your encouragement, thanks! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:08:49 EST September 2014 - Daily Emotion for a Goodie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x59008255 Please post an emoticon as often as you can. Next month, you will receive a goodie. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:55:50 EST September 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x59008232 Let's stay on top! Give this team your bonus points. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:54:33 EST Cheering for Euginie Bouchard and Milos Raonic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58986597 <em>132</em> Here's hoping they go all the way at the US Open Championships <em>260</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:30:51 EST In Loving Memory of Dorothy (ROZEEROZ1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58937328 Good Afternoon My Friend's, <BR> <BR> Friend's of Dorothy (ROZEEROZ1) <BR> <BR> With a Sad and Heavy-Weeping Heart bring news of our beloved Spark Friend and Sister's promotion to Glory. Heaven has received another precious "saint" sister and friend in Christ. Dorothy Johnson passed away to her eternal home Saturday August 24, 2014. She is now free from all pain and suffering and now has been rewarded with a brand new body and is now walking the streets of Glory, walking Hand in Hand with J... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:34:39 EST I need support in mississauga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58931122 Hi I just joined Sp and am a little nervous. I am a single mother that needs to start taking care of my health. I am really lazy and a stubborn person that needs motivation. I just moved to burnamthrope and Winston Churchill. I desperately need a buddy to work with please. K.olukemi@gmail.com thanks Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:21:11 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58888582 I am 50 and packing extra pounds. I was thinking it was time to address the extra weight when my hubby and I entered a 5 k run (it is October 18th). Suddenly I did not want to waddle in last in my age group. Today I joined the 5K group and here I begin! I am looking forward to some lively discussions and mutual support! Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:21:46 EST Need Motivators and Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58838618 Hi everyone, I'm Sarah. 20 years old, 279pounds. I'm returning to sparkpeople as I have had no luck getting support and motivated at home. I just moved to a city from a small town, I'm starting college soon. I have nobody here but my cat to silently judge me so I turn back to the community. I have a lot to lose weight wise and everything to gain in life. I want to be healthy and fit, to get rid of my high blood pressure and help my back feel better. And to fit in nice clothing, lets face it... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:15:29 EST it's just me trying to be better http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58825205 Hi! My name is Taylor and I have been unhappy in my body for long enough! That is why I have joined spark people. I feel that I need to try something different to motivate me to be a healthier person, and if that means baring my soul to a bunch of strangers(for now) on the internet so be it, as long as it works! For now my goal is to lose 102lbs which would make me 150lbs, smaller than Iever have been as an adult and a teenager. <BR> I really hope to get to know some of you more so that we c... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:08 EST Hello....again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58792195 Hello, like many of you returning to the journey, so am I. I am back again to take control of my weight loss. So.....where do I begin....hmmmm, I could start by telling you who I am, I am Sherbie and from Ontario. I am in my early 40's and still having trouble taking control of my weight loss. I have a wonder bf and a very spoiled wiener dog that I adored. I work full time, mostly sitting at the computer. I am deaf (wears two hearing aids and lip reads) and have type 2 diabetes. <BR... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:16:46 EST I'm back! Re-Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58790559 Hello people! Well, I'm back... Here's a brief intro - all about me! <BR> <BR> Lifetime WW member back in the 80's <BR> gained an awful lot of weight in my late 30's and seemed to keep gaining into my 40s <BR> Joined SP in February of 2007 - loved it here - but was not committed <BR> Lost a nice 34 lbs back in 2011 with Weight Watchers <BR> quit smoking in August of 2012 <BR> gained back 40 lbs (lost 6 of that) <BR> went back to WW - couldn't work the plan for some reason. Tired of it maybe?... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 13:57:17 EST 50 is the new me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58745331 Hello Everyone.....I just turned 50 this year and menopause hasn't been my friend. I started walking about 20-25 minutes 3 times a week thinking it would be enough to firm myself up and on the way to losing weight. That's how I've always lost the weight before....This isn't working. Been fast walking for 5 months and managed to gain weight....Feeling frustrated... Needing others that have felt my pain...... I've set out a reasonable weight goal loss of 22 lbs...Just needing a lot of motiv... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:27:14 EST Hello Sparkies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58714936 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Kim, a Canadian, and a new member. I'm here to make some friends, lose weight and have some fun doing it. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good Friday. <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 21:31:14 EST Hate tracking food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58714385 I joined Sparkpeople last year and then the next month I discovered that I was pregnant for the second time (yay!!). So I completely forgot all about the site, thinking that I wasn't going to diet while I was pregnant. Fast forward to almost a year later (5 weeks postpartum) and here I am trying it out again. <BR> <BR> I've come to realize something about myself over the last few days, which is a little disappointing, especially when it comes to using this site. I hate tracking my food! ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 20:38:07 EST August 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58706926 On your START page, as you scroll down the page you will see a red flag beside the Calling All Canadians Team. Click on it and let us know how many points you got. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:26:02 EST August 2014 - Daily Emoticons for Goodies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58706921 <em>213</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:22:28 EST August 2014 - Jot down your exercises done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58706918 This thread is a gentle reminder to write down the exercises we do on a daily basis. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:20:36 EST August 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58706915 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in July? Personally, I was extremely busy doing heavy housework all month. Apart from doing Tai Chi and walking my dog when the guards were not at home, that is all I did exercise-wise. I did count the heavy housework and the hours were more than excellent but my 'exercising per se' did suffer. My food intake... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:19:05 EST New and looking for accountability partners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58697653 Hi, <BR> <BR> I am 40. I live in the Maritimes. My husband and I celebrate our 1st anniversary next month. He was so worth the wait. Giggle. I was too busy before we were married and definitely too busy now. <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark People. I joined late last night while the hubby was playing hockey. I'm looking for accountability partners, community, and challenges. Looking forward to connecting with you. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:36:10 EST Hey, I'm new to the site. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58693425 I'm a student, interested in anime and gaming. My main reason to use this site is to lose about 30 pounds and work on getting an active workout routine going. Feel free to add me c: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:03:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58692277 Hello my name is Amanda and I have a lot of weight to lose but I am going to start off slow witj a reasonable goal of 26 pounds just so Im back under the 200 and into what most people call wonderland. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:32 EST Time to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58660853 Good Afternoon! <BR> <BR> My name is Amanda Niemi, and I am a 27 year old female who is trying to keep her diabetes and health in check. I need to lose quite a bit of weight but that will come with me just keeping my sugars in control =) I have already lost 40 lbs last year before joining Sparks. I am looking to lose a lot more. <BR> <BR> I am still learning the website, but I am sure glad to be here. <BR> <BR> Amanda Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:03:08 EST Guess who's back? Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58640764 K it's not Shady, it's me Olivia :( <BR> <BR> I had Spark people for like a month before and never used it but now I have better intentions. I'm 22, live in Mississauga Ontario and am ready to make a change. PM is you need a buddy to keep you honest or just someone to talk to! :) <BR> <BR> -Olivia Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:06:10 EST not totally a newbie.... ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58624024 hi :) my name is kim. i was on here back in 2010 and then have been back on and off since then. i lost a lot of weight on spark people and slowly went back to my old habits (darn junk food! & emotional eating) - and have gained some weight back. i am here for once and for all. i am not going to give up on myself this time. this time is different. <BR> <BR> i am totally convinced that my husband is trying to mess me up ... but you know... he doesn't make me eat anything... i am... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:04:23 EST Apps or web sites for Canadians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58622074 So I was looking into apps and websites that were posted on another teams forums but they were all American websites and I was wondering if anyone knew of any that were Canadian. <BR> <BR> There is an app called charity miles which donates to US charities for you walking.Or the web site earnit.com that links to one of your devices and gives you points but the rewards are for Americans only. <BR> <BR> I am looking for something of those natures. I like all the incentive I can get to keep mo... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:03 EST Returnin ..again! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58619851 Hi Everyone! My name is Samantha and I live in NL. I've been on SP before and did have success but let everything fall to the wayside. Well I'm back again and looking for some buddies to start down the long road of a new and healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:16:00 EST New and looking for friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58615050 Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Joanne and I'm a 24 year old Canadian. I'm currently living in the Northern Ontario area. <BR> <BR> I have lost 68 pounds since November 2013. Lately I have been on a plateau of not trying and not caring. I want to lose another 32 pounds to hit my goal of 170 pounds. <BR> <BR> Anyone interested in becoming friends please add me <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:21:57 EST Happy to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58567236 Great site and really enjoying the tracking tools for their help in keeping good food choices and the need to exercise top of mind for me. In the last few years as my job has gotten more stressful and my family life has gotten busier I wasn't paying as much attention as I should to my health and fitness. Finally building some good habits. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:09:48 EST Giving it a Shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58500851 Hi everyone, <BR> I happened to stumble on this site, and really liked the success stories - so am giving it a shot to see how things go. <BR> I have about 75 pounds to lose, and would really love to hear how / what works for you? Just some background about me - I work in an office, but try to work out on my lunch breaks (2 days with a trainer and the other days on my own), and we've started going to the pool one day a week. I lead youth group and Sunday School at our church, and am also an... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:10:17 EST Back for another try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58482189 I was on a few years ago but slowly ended up leaving. I've decided to come back and get my weight under control. DH and I are trying to have a baby and I want to start some healthy habits now that I can use throughout pregnancy and hopefully they'll help me get back into shape after the baby. <BR> <BR> I just got my spark tracker in the mail last night and will be setting it up tonight. I'm looking forward to getting back on track and seeing the weight come off. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:59:02 EST Me. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58448461 Was here before & got overwhelmed and left. :( I have decided to return because I need to do this for myself. :) <BR> <BR> Me? Well, I am a Canadian. Born in Toronto, Canada. Moved out of Toronto to go to College. I am a Full-Time College Student. Going into my 2nd and final year for Photography & totally love it. :) The types of things I enjoy taking photos of --- birds , wild life , nature and *maybe* some street photography. :) I saw a documentary done by Joe Cr... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 17:38:52 EST New here and extra motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58422120 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just joined SparkPeople and am really psyched about it! Thing is, I need this motivation to last... In the past few years I have gone from 220 lbs to 160lbs. I start and stop exercising and eating healthy all the time and each time I feel my smaller clothes getting tight I go on crazy bouts of exercise, get closer and closer to my ideal weight, but never getting there. I'm back at 170lbs and freaking out. No way I can go back, hence the extreme motivation! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 20:55:22 EST July 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58407693 From the START page, when you scroll down, you will see a red flag beside the Calling All Canadians Team. On a daily basis, click on it and let us know how many points you got. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:08:39 EST July 2014 - Daily Emoticons for Goodies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58407671 <em>224</em> New month, new goals... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:05:51 EST July 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58403016 As often as possible, let us know what exercises you are doing. Wed, 2 Jul 2014 06:06:23 EST July 2014 - Challenge Calories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58393779 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in June? Personally, I did Okay exercise-wise but it was not excellent. My food intake has also improved. I am NOT alone on this journey and that is why I continue along with you all. Even when I will have reached my ultimate goal, I will continue because once you have put on a considerable amount of weight, ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:07:42 EST A Very Interesting Article On Happiness!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x58391168 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I came across this article tonight about Happiness all I can say is WOW!! <BR> <BR> I Hope you all enjoy the read and I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired me to change the way I think!! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1894 </link> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:57:48 EST New to the Spark Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58366280 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am new to the team. I am looking forward to getting healthy and losing weight with all of the support and help that is offered. I have really weak will power and i have a hard time finishing my goals and I want to change all of that right now. I want to lose 45 before Christmas if not sooner. I have my brother's wedding coming this October and it would be nice to have some weight off! Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:03:06 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58363613 Hi <BR> I am new to the team. I am looking forward to getting healthy and losing weight with all of the support and help that is offered I am sure that I will be able to reach my goal of losing at least 50 pounds by December 19th my son's birthday. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:35:41 EST Another Great Idea to help with Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x58360523 Check this article out its an excellent Idea and a great Reminder <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=88 </link> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:41:21 EST Still feeling energized http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58335653 This is Day 10 on Spark and Day 10 of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I hope I can keep up the momentum so i can get healthier and lose 30 pounds by christmas. Most importantly, I want to feel better about my health and fitness level! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:21:38 EST I'm back ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58301833 Hi all , brightest blessings :) . I was here years ago, when I tried to log intoday I couldn't remember the old password and after trying three times. I decided the best thing to do is start again ! Being here last time, it worked for a while but let's just say life jumped in and it was time for a change of scenery, reconnect with family and try to stand on my two feet for a while. Well, now that things are beginning to change once again, I need to change again. I have a goal in mind, and wi... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:25:36 EST Doing it for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58288870 <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Hello, my name is Kim and I thought it was time to take charge of my weight. <BR> I'm taking my first step to a new challenge in my life. And I'm excited! <em>244</em> <BR> I'm not sure if I doing the right things on here so bear with me lol <BR> Have a great day and remember to breathe <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:38:45 EST Hi! I am new and apprehensive. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58284246 Hi! <BR> <BR> I am new to this site. I just started today. I have a lot of weight to lose. Ninety-seven (97) pounds to be exact. My goals are to lose weight, get healthy and fit, and become a runner. I have always wanted to be a runner. Runners seem so strong and free. My dream to complete a marathon one day. Hopefully sooner than later! lol. Unfortunately, I need some get up and go. Hoping to find information and encouragement here. Thank you. <BR> <BR> Donna Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:05:18 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58261176 Hi, my name is Cheryl & I'm from Alberta. I've struggled with my weight my entire life. Like many other people, I've lost hundreds of pounds & then always seemed to gain them back again. I joined WW again last week for probably the 20th time. I chose the online program this time but since I know that group support is a key to success, I decided to turn to Spark as well. I had an account several years ago, but I don't remember the user name so this one is brand new. I am feeling very motivated... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:41:29 EST Motivation Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x58145712 Hi Everyone!! I am sure you will all enjoy the second article to the first one I posted about Motivation!! <BR> This one really hit home for me!!! It sure does open your eyes a bit. <BR> <BR> Enjoy <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=634 </link> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 01:55:41 EST A Helpful Article on Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x58136352 Hi Everyone, <BR> I just read this Article on Motivation I found it very interesting I hope you like it <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=630 </link> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 01:27:44 EST Glad to be here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58135941 I'm a 52 year old grandma of two boys 6 and 1 month old and I'm here to get healthier and more active. I want to be around for both of them graduate Sat, 7 Jun 2014 00:24:02 EST starting all over *again*.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58134262 I am not exactly new on here, been here before ... lost weight .. gained it .. and, now I'm back on here hoping to lose the weight for good! <BR> <BR> I am a Canadian. I was born in Toronto, Canada.. lived there until July 2013 - and moved into a small city to go back to College. In September - I will be going into my 2nd and final year for Photography. :) My love of Photography is in Nature shots and Street photography. :) I am married to my soul mate since 2004. :) <BR>... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 21:02:43 EST Hi there Im happy to be here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58124342 I have been dieting ( alone) for many years since teen years different diets ...I did Atkins modified for me for 14 years...and I hope to be able to eat more regular foods as Im quite tired of soooooooo much meat! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:48:19 EST Commuter Challenge June 1 - June 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58083423 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My workplace introduced me to this event which is a Canada wide competition event called the "Commuter Challenge". It promotes green travel for the week of June 1 - 7. I've provided a link to the webpage below, but you can also Google it. <BR> <BR> The challenge includes using bicycles and walking as a transportation options so I thought it might pair well with our fitness goals! You could exercise to and from work for the week for multiple reasons :) There is a chan... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 11:44:37 EST starting all over *again*.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58077992 hello fellow spark people :) <BR> <BR> was here before and now I'm trying to start all over again. hopefully this will be the *last* time for me and my starting all over's. <BR> <BR> I am Canadian, born and raised in a city called Toronto. moved out of Toronto in July 2013 to go back to College. my husband and I got hit by a car in November 2013. :( my left wrist was broken/shattered. my wrist was in 3 different colorful casts - for 8 weeks. when I got my final cast off - ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:52:24 EST June 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58062973 We have a great team -- not only in numbers. Let's stay on top by giving the Calling All Canadians Team your bonus points every single time you sign in. From the START page, you will see a red flag beside this team. Click on it and let us know how much you got. Sat, 31 May 2014 17:54:19 EST June 2014 - Daily Emoticons for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x58062947 Drop by to put your emoticon right here! As often as you can let us know how you feel, what you've been doing, with these emoticons. At the end of the month, you will receive a goodie from one of the leaders. Sat, 31 May 2014 17:50:27 EST June 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58060860 Writing down the exercises down encourages us to do more for ourselves. Let us continue writing down what we have done on a daily basis. Good luck in June! Sat, 31 May 2014 13:10:00 EST June 2014 - Calories IN and OUT (BMR + Exercises) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x58060812 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in Mayl? Personally, I did much better exercise-wise and the control over my food has improved. I am NOT alone on this journey and that is why I continue along with you all. Even when I will have reached my ultimate goal, I will continue because once you have put on a considerable amount of weight, those littl... Sat, 31 May 2014 13:05:13 EST JILL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58012255 I HAVE JUST JOINED, HOW DOES THIS WORK I WANT TO LOSE 30LBS MIN Tue, 27 May 2014 08:46:02 EST New to SP and this team :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x58004845 Hello, My name is Sarah. I'm a 34 year old stay at home mom. I am lazy. I have a foot disability that I think I have used as a crutch to not get in shape... well I don't want to use it anymore. I walk with a cane and have for 7 years. I am unable to ride a bike due to my disability, or it could be that I haven't been on a bike since I was 19 or 20 and I'm afraid of falling. The last time I was on a bike I fell, and have not got back on since. <BR> <BR> I have been walking for the las... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:13:11 EST New Here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57978456 Hello, my name is Cindy and I am from Ontario. I quit smoking a while ago and needed to lose some weight. A new healthy me. Fri, 23 May 2014 23:22:50 EST New to the site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57932383 29 year old mother of 2 from Ontario. Where are all the other Canadian's from? I am a fairly active individual and I always say the gym is my happy place. I started a healthier lifestyle about 3 years ago but its still an everyday struggle for me. I have about 40-60 pounds left that I would like to loose and I know eventually I will achieve it. I look forward to hearing all of your stories and sharing mine with you. Let the journey begin :-) Mon, 19 May 2014 22:43:49 EST Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57923776 Good morning my name is Lisa. I am starting my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I know I need to track everything the enters my mouth and I know I need to start exercising. No more Netflix marathons for me ... NOW I need to train and get my body back :) Mon, 19 May 2014 09:02:26 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57900485 Like many people on this site, I've come and gone a couple of times. I am just older and heavier each time. I forgot how much I love SP, and all the information and support is great. I am from Southern Ontario and look forward to chatting with other Canadians! <BR> <BR> I am turning the big 4-0 this summer and I have a lot of weight to lose. I feel like I've been trying to lose weight all my adult life. It's getting tiring! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone all the best on their journey! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 17 May 2014 00:37:09 EST newbie? nah, not really..... :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57886770 hello sparkies, :) <BR> <BR> my name is kim. i am a canadian, who loves photography (mostly street photography and nature), addicted to hello kitty & horror movies (yeah, i know that both of them don't go well together...but that's just me){*smiles*}. i am *wanting* to become a vegetarian but kind of nervous that i would just end up turning back to meat in the end... but i am willing to even try to do it. :) i am an emotional eater... but, surprising i did everything but eat after g... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:21:58 EST Coming back to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57882183 Hello everyone.. <BR> <BR> I have used sparkpeople in the past, 5 years ago I think. I believe I had lost around 15 lbs back then. I got pregnant not long after that and I had now a beautiful 4yr old daughter who had just waaay too much energy for me right now. I also have another baby who will be 5 months old on the 27th. When I had my first daughter I had gone back to my old weight... but this time I didn't lose everything yet and I'm about 10-15lbs over my pre-pregnancy weight, which i... Thu, 15 May 2014 10:47:43 EST Hello fellow Canadians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57877658 Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am new to SP. I have 90lbs to lose and I'm looking for a supportive community for encouragment on difficult days, as I hope to be encouraging to others. Can't wait to get to know some of you :) Wed, 14 May 2014 23:49:32 EST Taking the plunge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57841549 Hello! I'm new, it's time to try a new direction since these last 26lbs aren't going anywhere by themselves. I gained over 40lbs with my pregnancy and am struggling to lose the rest and be comfortable with this new body and new role. I am excited to have the support of such an incredible community! Mon, 12 May 2014 00:17:01 EST NEWBIE HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57819278 My name is Angela, i am 19 and from Ontario! this is my first time on spark. I decided to join because I had gone to see a knee specialists and he told me i had something call chondromalacia patellae, which basically causes chronic knee pain and so i cannot to a lot of strenuous activities (i.e. running, squatting etc.) for very long. He told me that weight will be my enemy as it causes more pain on my knee. I want to get the weight off so i can be fit and help my knee get better! :) Fri, 9 May 2014 19:51:58 EST Wow... monkey wrench kind of day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57804522 Anyone else been through this. I've been doing REALLY well for the past week or so, then all of a sudden I got hit with a "hungries" bug and every ounce of willpower just went out the window. I have done a kitchen clean out to keep my "danger" foods out of the house, but I went so squirrelly I drove to the store to go junk wild. ...sigh.... what's done is done I guess, just need to refocus. I just can't believe how quickly and crazily this happened. <BR> <BR> Ya so I guess I just needed to... Thu, 8 May 2014 13:36:19 EST First time:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57804188 Hi everyone! I'm looking to lose at least 20 pounds and could use lots of motivation so if you have tips and tricks I appreciate it :) Thu, 8 May 2014 12:53:20 EST Newbie Alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57799379 Hey! My name is Alexi, I'm 27 years old and I really hoping SP will help me track everything I eat. I have a really hard time eating my daily required calories and have been in a weight loss plateau for more than 6 months. I'm scared to eat too much! My goal right now is to break my plateau and to become motivated once again! :) Thu, 8 May 2014 06:13:34 EST Pedometer Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57775500 Does anyone know where to get a decent (and reasonably priced) wearable pedometer? I figure if I'm going to do this I want to go "all in" so to speak. Thanks in advance! Tue, 6 May 2014 08:00:14 EST Hello from Saskatchewan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57768429 I don't really know how to talk about myself......the site must automatically sign you up for teams I didn't even know it was happening! I'm 28 and just joined the gym, broke my leg when I was young so gained a ton of weight, lost a bunch, gained it back and then some, lost some, gained some, now trying to lose for good...boyfriend and I are trying together, we set weekly goals and monthly goals though he tends to be less motivated. Hoping to lose a good chunk of weight, BMI calculator says... Mon, 5 May 2014 16:27:54 EST Huddle thread! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57761082 It doesn't seem like SP will be putting in a huddle wall again. I have asked for it, but... For those who like and want to huddle (a huddle is a cheer or encouraging comment for the entire team). You make it what you want it to be. Example: "Come on team, we can do this!", "I'm seeing some progress!", "Welcome to the team", etc., this is the place to do it. Mon, 5 May 2014 06:08:45 EST Are you over 60 and learning to run? I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57752630 I am 64 years old, very busy, still working . I am 41 pounds overweight and really am trying to become a good runner. I would like to run 10K in May 2015 in 65 minutes. I would love to communicate with people at my stage of life learning to run. Sun, 4 May 2014 12:24:16 EST Time flies by http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57752256 Time flew by fast at the beginning of the week and I didn't get any workouts in the first few days but I got back on the horse on Thursday and felt much better and still had time to get my weekly workouts in, week 2 day 3, I will complete tomorrow. <BR> I've lost a couple pounds since last week which had encouraged me to keep going. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing well! <BR> Sun, 4 May 2014 11:50:54 EST i have to do this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57751954 hello sparkpeople, i'm jayn & i live in southern alberta, canada. I must loose 75 lbs.... why you ask? haha no you probably didn't ask why, your on here too so you know the misery of being overweight just as i do. i've been heavy my entire life but now that i'm in my 40's i really must do something about it.... i need to get happy. <BR> i have difficulties with motivation and really hope this site and the people will help to keep me on track. <BR> hopefully some of you will become friends t... Sun, 4 May 2014 11:20:52 EST Accountability and support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57749288 Hi! <BR> It's great to be back. My name is Vicki, I will be 52 this summer. Next year, I plan on going to Norway to visit a friend and plan to do some hiking. I won't be able to if I am in the shape I am right now. <BR> So, I thought SP and fellow sparkers will keep me accountable and give me the support I need to keep at it. <BR> <BR> Please add me if you like and I will do my best to encourage you along your journey too. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> We just have to <em>386</em> .... Sun, 4 May 2014 07:18:53 EST May 2014 - Daily emoticons for goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57722476 <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 1 May 2014 21:28:37 EST Graves http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57717827 I have graves and hyperthyroid which is on its way to hypo because i had the radiation treatment i am afraid i am going to gain weight back i did lose 20 pounds because of the illness and want to keep it off. Any one else have this to worry about Thu, 1 May 2014 13:44:09 EST May 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57711998 From your START page, you will see red flags on the left hand side. Please click on the Calling All Canadians flag and let us know how many points you had for the day. <em>304</em> Thu, 1 May 2014 05:07:35 EST STOP everything right now and do this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57711701 Once you have done the specified activity, you put down what you would like for the next individual to do (it can be to smile at the first person who comes along, it can be 10 wall pushups, squats, situps, name it!!!). <BR> <BR> I challenge the next person to do 10 squats. Thu, 1 May 2014 02:53:04 EST May 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57711627 Shall we continue adding up our exercises done? Please write down what you have done during the day and add your number to the previous one given. In April we finished off with minutes! <BR> <BR> Let's do this. <BR> <BR> Of course we will start off the month of May with ZERO. <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 02:28:57 EST May 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57711549 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in April? I did much better exercise-wise but my appetite has to be worked upon. I have to remind myself constantly that this is MY journey towards a better and healthier lifestyle. I am NOT alone on this journey and that is why I continue along with you all. Even when I will have reached my ultimate goal, I ... Thu, 1 May 2014 02:13:06 EST Hello my fellow Canadians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57711227 Hello fellow Canadians, how is everyone? My name is Leigh and I'm a 34 female from Winnipeg who is looking to gain support and make new friends along my weight loss journey. I look forward to being a part of this group :) Thu, 1 May 2014 00:59:05 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57704128 I'm new to this site and am looking forward to reading inspirational messages and to be inspired by others! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:45:12 EST May - new team challenges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57697397 <em>332</em> <em>550</em> <em>376</em> <em>270</em> <em>528</em> <BR> Is there any new challenges you would like to see included for this team in the new month of May? If you have a challenge you would like to see our team working towards post it here. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 01:15:07 EST What are the obstacles in your journey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57688517 I am running the meeting at my weight loss support group tonight and this question has been on my mind. We all have things that can be obstacles to weight loss. For me, it's a lot of social events that can be really hard to go to. My family loves to get together and eat. I am starting to learn how to only take what I need and walk away but it's hard. What makes it hard for other people and how do you deal with it? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:21:06 EST Hello everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57677561 I joined last week and it has taken me this long to take the plunge to say hello to everyone! Enough lurking in the background, it's time to step forward and say hello :) <BR> <BR> I'm looking to lose the 25+lbs that I have gained since meeting and marrying my new husband, to get in shape and be at my healthiest before I hit the big 5-0. <BR> <BR> Looking to make some new friends, share some recipes, tips and success stories on our journey. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:07:57 EST &#9734; Newbie... ..&#9734; http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57670774 Hey Sparkies.. My name is Kim... I am indeed a newbie from Canada. :) Looking to get healthy, lose weight, make some new friends and have some fun along the way. :) <BR> <BR> Always remember -- <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:37:46 EST Hello from Ontario! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57663031 Hello everyone! My name is Tammy and I have struggled with weight my whole life. I get discouraged easily, and reach for the worst foods to make me happy when I am down. I have tried just about every crash diet there is, but only end up putting the weight back on (or more!) within a short period of time. I have tried doing this alone for so long, now I am reaching out for support. I am eager , and excited to begin my journey with you! Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:51:07 EST New to spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57662492 I am very new to this and I am looking for a lot of motivation to keep me going. I have been fighting with anemia forgo era year now, it's been very hard to get motivated. Iam hoping this helps Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:03:59 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57656073 Just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Sarah. I just signed up for spark, sensing that I needed a group around me, to help me achieve my goal. I have 135 lbs to loose, and want to get active and fit! Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:47:42 EST Hello Fellow Canadians http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57654821 <em>278</em> Hi There! <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople & I'm ready to meet my goal of losing weight and getting fit. <BR> Barb Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:22:10 EST POST YOUR TODAY'S "POSITIVE SELF AFFRIMATION" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57643130 My positive affirmation for today...I'm doing the best I can by not giving in to laziness or discomfort, my two Achilles heels. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:28:28 EST Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57636465 Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>featur e... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:04:59 EST Need a little inspiration? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x57621427 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I am usually not one that watched a lot of Videos but this one caught my eye and I had to share it all with you. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=68 </link> <BR> <BR> This Lady is just Absolutely Amazing <BR> <BR> Enjoy Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:57:03 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57619151 Hi I am new. I am a stay at home mom. I homeschool 5 children 13 and under. Looking forward to some motivation. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:52:48 EST hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57617349 I am new to sparkpeople and just want to introduce myself. My name is Ryan I currently live in Mantua, NJ, USA and yes I know this is the calling all Canadians page, but i joined because i was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK and will be moving back there in June!! I'm excited to learn the ins and outs of sparkpeople and start my journey to a healthier me! Hopefully we can become friends and motivate each other to kick butt! Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:35:57 EST Plateau Busters (in 3 parts) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x57616967 If you are experiencing a plateau, it is suggested that you read this first article (of 3) to see how you can shake things up for you to continue on this journey. Here's the 1st link which will bring you also to the 2nd and 3rd. Have a good read! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=516 </link> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:52:24 EST First Attempt at Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57611447 <BR> Well, I dreamt I was jogging while I slept in this morning. I didn't have time to actually do it til later this afternoon. It was pouring rain, so I went to the local drugstore to get a stopwatch. They wanted $45.00. So instead, I went to a dollar store and picked up a kitchen gadget that should do the same thing. I made it to the gym (haven't been there for a month) and I probably did the running part 4 times, instead of the 8. I picked up a few weights, too. I will try to improv... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:10:58 EST New again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57606371 Hello <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark and just wanted to introduce myself. I am a 38 yr old mother of 2 (10 and 12) living in Halifax, NS. I do not have many friends and was hoping to make a few new ones through here. I am motivated this time around (was here approx. 5 yrs ago). This is my year to drop my extra weight and feel good about myself. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:47:46 EST Returning after "Fall" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57603027 I've fallen waaaaaay off the wagon (20 lbs to be precise) and am having issues trying to get back on. I work during the day and have a household to run during the evening. Any suggestions from my fellow Canadians? <BR> <BR> Thanking you for the help from Victoria, BC Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:30:36 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57602470 HI I am new to Spark, still not sure how everything works but can't wait to get fit. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:47:58 EST first day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57600311 week one day one-raining when the alarm went off but thinking of all of you across the country got me going this morning. Some glitches with my stop watch but woo hoo! my last 60 second run was like a victory lap for the Boston to me! Hope you all make a great day for yourselves! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 07:00:35 EST BULLETMOONTEAKA's SparkPage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57563177 I hope I am doing this correctly, I have tried before but not sure where things have gone to as of yet. I am 57 years of age and ready and most importantly need to get myself in better health. I am hoping with the support of the team I can succeed in this journey. I hope to connect with some of you so we can share our experiences.... hope to hear from you out there. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:43:37 EST Couch to 5K starts Tuesday, April.19th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57561530 Hello everyone! So I had a lot of private messages on the Challenge so I am going to answer and update all info here. Let's keep this discussion going! We need some momentum to kick off a great spring start! <BR> So, for those of you who are unaware, the couch to 5k is a beginner based learn to run program. It is a very gradual build up over 9 weeks. At the end you'll be running 5k! <BR> Here is the link to the PDF version: <BR> (Please copy and paste into your browser) <BR> <BR> http://cn... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:23:01 EST All the more reason to exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x57559528 I just found this article online and felt I should share it with you all: <BR> <BR> <link>https://ca.news.yahoo.com/want-skin-<BR>look-20-30-years-younger-try-125929082<BR>.html </link> <BR> <BR> https://ca.news.yahoo.com/want-skin-look<BR>-20-30-years-younger-try-125929082.html Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:28:54 EST Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57558083 Hi there. New to the site and the team but very glad to be here (finally). Looking to turn my life around and this looks like a great place to start. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:18:13 EST NewB here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57533463 Hey there! From New Brunswick here! Im 36, newly single. Need to shed 25 pounds!! Could reallly use some friends and support! Thanks ya'll!! ; <em>9</em> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:09:06 EST Calling all Canadians! Couch to 5k team... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57527436 So, in the spirit of all things hot, I was thinking a fitness challenge is just what I need. Often, when you aren't accountable to anyone or anything days can drift by all too easily. I don't want to be stuck, in the heat of the sun, wondering where the last three months have gone... <BR> So, the challenge.... THE COLOR RUN! <BR> I want to start by saying that my husband, whom I have been with for 13 years, says I run like the A&W bear. I have no poise, no grace. I am just not athletic. So t... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:01 EST Hello, new to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57527370 Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Debbie and I live in <BR> Toronto, Ont. Please feel free to add me as a friend as I am fairly new to SP. <BR> Looking forward to meeting you all . Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:54:44 EST Easter Weekend (April 2014) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57508313 <em>453</em> I can't wait.. long weekend coming up this weekend; I am off for four days... and this is a huge uh oh - I love having the time off to visit family, friends generally catch up - but I am going to have to get a serious plan in motion because, with a weekend like this - I will probably over eat. So, this week, I am planning ahead - I don't think I have ever done this before... planning activities and food and hopefully, on tuesday the 22nd, I won't feel like I overdid it. <BR> <... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:32:58 EST What is your Favorite Vacation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=194x523x57503522 Hi Everyone, <BR> Summer is around the corner and I am sure we are all thinking about Summer Vacations. <BR> <BR> Where have you been that was your most favorite? <BR> Where are you going this Year? <BR> <BR> My Favorite Vacation was in 2007 When I went to San Francisco <BR> <BR> This year I am taking some Mini Vacations Starting with a weekend Getaway with My Daughter in May to Banff <BR> <BR> In The Fall I am taking a 4 day Trip to Victoria Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:27:35 EST Summer Skin Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x57503475 Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I found this awesome article for Healthy skin it Even includes some recipes for face Masks and cleansers <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1108&page=2 </link> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 01:17:07 EST Is yoga right for those new to fitness activities? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57500033 Hello everyone! I am re-starting my journey to become fit, and would like your opinion! I have always wanted to try yoga, but I'm not sure that it is made for someone at my fitness level. I have been a nursing student for the past 3 years, and basically, haven't done much but sit around studying and snacking. I can't do it anymore. Nursing school is very stressful, and I was hoping that yoga would help me de-stress. I am not flexible, I am very overweight, and I am very sensitive about bein... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:02:12 EST New to the team and looking for sparkfriends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57496352 Not new to spark, but recently become an avid user. Looking for active members who are interested in supporting one another in their fitness journey. <BR> <BR> Drop me a message. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:23:40 EST Weight loss strategies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57489067 Hello everyone! I thought it might be fun to share what changes everyone made, and is making to improve their lifestyle... Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated! <em>30</em> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:17:04 EST Another "newbee" joins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57483694 Just stopping by to say hi. There is a lot of info to take in. Although I have tried many routes to loose weight, I have never tracked this way before. My head is spinning! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:07:45 EST Spring is in the air, summer is almost here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57483690 While the above statement is wonderful after the winter we all endured, it also brings a sense of anxiety to many, including myself. That's why, as a team, I think we can support and push each other to make this summer as relaxed and beautiful as we all desire! <BR> I would like to start by introducing myself to everyone! My name is Christina, and I am just restarting, for the last time, the journey to find myself. At 33, I think it's high time! I have felt health, I have experienced what it... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:07:26 EST Hello Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57483431 Just thought I would drop by, say hello and introduce myself. I am Vicky. A new member to the Spark family. I wish you all the best in your journey to reach your goal and hope you wish the same for me. Lets support one another in our time of need. Thank you. Have a great weekend!! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:47:08 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57474675 Hello, I am new to Sparkpeople, not according to my sign up however. I am 45 and am ready to get into shape and be a healthier me. I started my journey on April 4, 2014 and have lost 4 lbs so far. <BR> My only difficulty has been with my fitness tracker. It doesn't seem to want to work at the indoor walk track where I walk. What am I doing wrong? can any one help? <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:45 EST Food Swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=194x523x57455224 Hi Everyone, <BR> Ok so I have a task to come up with some new Games Soooo here we go!!! <BR> <BR> What Unhealthy Favorite Food did you give up and What did you Swap it for? <BR> <BR> My Ultimate Favorite was Old Dutch Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips <BR> I swapped My Potato Chips for Triple Cheese Chee Cha 2 cup serving is only 90 cal. <BR> <BR> I thought this might be fun and Give us some ideas at the same time <BR> Lets give this a try <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:30:53 EST How active are you online? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57448126 By inputting ascending numbers, we shall know just how many people are active online. PLEASE ONLY ONE REPLY PER PERSON. Thank you. <BR> <BR> I will start with 1. <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:45:12 EST Great Article for Anyone who needs a Mental Boost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x57441657 Hi Everyone, <BR> I hope your week is going Well!! <BR> I have done this 10- Step before but Find myself doing it again for a refresher!! <BR> I thought that it would be some really good information for anyone New and starting a lifestyle change or in fact any one of us that needs a Mental boost. <BR> I hope you all enjoy it and find as helpful as I did. <BR> <BR> Mind over Body ( Articles under Wellness) <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/mind<BR>_over_body_fat.asp Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:32:38 EST What is your favorite workout song? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57440491 <em>335</em> <BR> Now I'm not a big fan of Green Days lyrics but I have a lot of his songs on my scanman that I listen to when I go walking. Especially now that I am jogging more I find the beat in his songs so pumping and keeps me going when I tire. I also like to listen to a lot of Beach Boy surf songs because of the same upbeat pace they set in almost all of their music. <BR> I'd like to hear what other music is listened to to help you be more motivated during your workouts. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:59:30 EST New Mommy of one year getting back into shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57440276 Hello everyone, my name is Wendy. I'm presently 33 years old and would like to get (back) into shape after having my little boy over a year ago. I'm not new to SparkPeople. I go through motivational/consitantcy bums. My goal is to stick with it longer this time :) I also have a two year old shepherd mutt that also encourages me to get off my butt and take her outside for some exercise :) Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:38:29 EST STOP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57432813 Whatever you are doing STOP right now and do 10 wall push-ups! Report here when done. <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> <em>320</em> Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:30:00 EST Welcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57420277 Hi everyone, <BR> I have just joined as Co leader for the team and I will be welcoming all the newcomers, <BR> I am very excited to be part of the team as a leader. <BR> I thought I would let you all know a little bit about me. I am from Calgary, Alberta I have been pretty active on Spark since Jan 26 I have gotten rid of 18 pounds in total and I have Spark to thank for the support through my journey this far. <BR> I love the site and I love this team and I would like to invite any of you tha... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:55:36 EST Hey, new to site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57419956 Looking for friends :) Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:33:15 EST Hey Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x57407686 The Canadian Wildlife Federation is doing their annual walk-a-thon. A great motivation to get out and walk after this [ah, interesting] winter. <BR> <link>www.cwf-fcf.org/nww/en/ </link> <BR> Does anyone want to start a team on behalf of "Calling all Canadians" ? Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:25:30 EST Excited to join the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57391308 I can use all the help! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 02:40:33 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57369986 Hello All, <BR> <BR> I am new here and looking for some support buddies on this journey. My goal is to lodse between 70-80 LBS to start. I have two daughters 14 and 19 years old. I am 36 years old and have been married 16 years now. <BR> Hope to hear from you all soon and good luck to everyone on there journey!! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:02:18 EST HELLO, NEW TO SPARKPEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57369356 HELLO, <BR> VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE, AND TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. I AM 44 YRS OLD AND LIVE IN ONTARIO. REALLY HOPING TO LOSE MY EXTRA WEIGHT AND THIS LOOKS LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO BE. REALLY HOPING TO FIND AND GIVE MOTIVATION . GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 09:19:32 EST April 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57345412 Already April! Can you believe it? Let us give our great team the bonus points you get. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:24:43 EST ? ? ? QUESTION OF THE DAY ? ? ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57344862 What motivates you & why? <BR> <BR> <BR> Me: At one point, all the members of my immediate family were either overweight or obese. My husband and oldest daughter were overweight and my youngest and I were the obese ones. Now, when my husband saw the effort I was putting in to lose weight, it spurred him on to watching his food intake. He has always exercised but he was starting to have a stomach which he did not like. He is now the correct weight. I still have a ways to go down to my... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:40:40 EST April 2014 - Daily emoticons for goodies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57344666 Feel good? <em>30</em> <BR> Feel sad? <em>46</em> <BR> You've exercised a lot? <em>33</em> <em>198</em> <BR> You feel like eating a certain food? <em>473</em> <BR> <BR> Let us know about it! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:25:50 EST April 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57344466 This is the place where you record the exercises you have done for the day! Let us see how many fitness minutes the team can have during the month of April. We will do this by adding the previous minutes recorded. Ex. If 60 minutes was done by the previous member and you have done 112 mins, that would make a total of 172 minutes. Let's add these up! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 12:07:00 EST April 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x57341061 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in March? Personally, again, this last month was horrendous for me. My husband had surgery done and at the beginning of March he came back home. Did his coming home help me to stay online? Not at all. I was at his beck and call all the time. He is now mobile and can even drive the car again therefore, this ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 08:11:33 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57312675 I just want to introduce myself. I'm Christal a 28 year old mother to 2 boys. I live in Alberta and I have already lost 70lbs on Weight Watchers and I gained 10 back. Ive been trying a few different apps/sites for calorie tracking but I haven't found anything that Ive been able to stick too so Im trying out Spark People and I'm really hoping this one works for me. I look forward to hopefully get to know some of you and be active on this board. <BR> Thanks for taking the time to read my post ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:55:02 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57298033 Hi, <BR> I am new here and don't really know where or how to get started. Any help appreciated. <BR> <BR> Thx <BR> Alli2819 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:32:03 EST Sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57268652 Just starting my new program. Just learning all that Spark People has to offer. Checking out all my options and hope for a successful weight loss journey. Hope to meet some very inspiring people to help with with my journey. Nice to meet you and Have A Happy! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:45:03 EST Introducing me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57266638 Hello all Canadians, <BR> I have been a member of sparkspeople on and off since 2011. In August of 2013, I started consistently logging on and tracking my food. As of yesterday, I am down 52 lbs! It's been the hardest and best thing I've ever done. I've lost weight before with different weight loss plans that involve taking a lot of pills and basically starving yourself. The weight always came back. Since I began my journey this time, I've been lucky to have an incredibly supportive family be... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:12:30 EST A Burst of Color Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57263264 <em>364</em> <BR> I thought I'd let all Alberta members know about this 5K run in Rosedale Alberta. <BR> www.burstofcolorrun.com is the site I got the information from. <BR> Join me this July for the 3rd Annual Burst of Color Run on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 10am at Centennial Park in Rosemary, Alberta just east of Drumheller. <BR> Early-bird Registration opens April 1. April 1 to May 31 ... <BR> If you are interested in attending I would love to hear from you. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:49:38 EST How I chose my sparkname http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57236632 Should have been Steel Dawn , like the movie. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:36:45 EST Hello all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57202792 I joined SP a couple of years ago, but with very little community participation, mostly as an observer. In fact, I believe that this is my first introductory post. As a result, I never really took to SP and was unsuccessful in my attempt at a healthy lifestyle. Now I've decided to begin again, this time aiming for real results. I am looking forward to this journey with all of you. <em>41</em> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:05:57 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57199122 Hi, I'm Andrea, in Toronto. Starting (again) a plan to get healthy and lose weight. Oh, I've done this so many times before. But I'm new to SparkPeople and am really impressed by how easy the trackers are to use. It's only Day 3, and I'm still feeling that newbie enthusiasm, but the hard work of staying on track for even just THREE DAYS makes me feel like I should have lost about 8 lbs by now. (Not to worry, I haven't). <BR> <BR> I'm a single mother by choice to two little girls, I'm 41, an... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:34:21 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57186474 Hi! <BR> I am a proud Canadian with 58lbs to lose!! I have a 5 year old son and have been married for 6 years. I want to lose weight so that I can eliminate some health issues - including secondary infertility. <BR> I'm from Ontario :) Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:50:14 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57159916 Good Morning and Happy St. Patrick's day to all. <BR> Checking in from GTA area Ontario. <em>441</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:32:12 EST New at SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57156197 Hi there. Im new at this site and hoping i can finally get some help and reassurance with my weight loss. I've been on a strict diet for a few months and did lose 15 lbs but i'm having troubles with my back making it harder to exercise for long periods of time. Im wondering if i did 3 10 minutes a day, would it work just as well as if i did 1 30 min workout? Any positive input would be greatly appreciated. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:50:37 EST Starting over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57132097 I don't even really want to be here, that's how motivated I am! But I need to be here, I'm kind of sinking right now and this is like my last stand. So, here I am again, after losing weight and regaining it and feeling down about myself. This is a start for me. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:30:23 EST Nervous but hopeful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57107548 Hey, my name is Britt and I'm finally to the point where I'm so desperate that I have to do something. I've tried losing weight in the past but my willpower seems to be nonexistent after a couple of weeks of trying to be healthy. I'm guilty of losing 10 pounds, then putting on 20+. I'm to the point where my clothes aren't fitting anymore and I'm the heaviest I've ever been. The one thing in common with all of my past attempts is that I did it alone- so I'm hoping that participating in the me... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:01:44 EST Motivated in Alberta! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57105546 I am excited to start this interactive program. Great to have some online friends to support and encourage as we reach those small goals together. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:14:14 EST Old team member, trying to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57090509 Hi all, <BR> It's been a really long time for me to be back on Spark. I have some good excuses, but they are all just that: excuses. <BR> So I am ready to come back to SP. I've reset my goals and need to remember to make time for myself everyday to exercise and just spend in my own head without outside distractions. <BR> <BR> A little about me: My previous SP name was Gordiesmommy. I am mom to a rambunctious 7 yo boy who loves hockey. I am a wife to DH. I am also a kindergarten/Grade 1 teac... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:29:49 EST Leaving sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x57083213 Hey! <BR> I am sorry to say that I am leaving sparkpeople. <BR> I apologize for not being a very good leader or friend this last year. <BR> <BR> Yiche is doing a good job and I know this team is pretty active. <BR> Take care of each other and keep on sparking. <BR> <BR> Lise Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:30:25 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x57053881 I am brand new to Spark. I am very keen on eating right and I exercise almost daily. Losing weight has never been easy and now that I am 50 it is a must. My health and my knees are counting on losing at least 20 pounds. I have tried to trim down before but I think that I was missing out on the community support. Here goes! <BR> TB Sat, 8 Mar 2014 17:13:11 EST Spun 50 points for the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=194x523x57025673 Woo Hoo spun 50 points for Calling all Canadians twice in a row!! Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:20:17 EST just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56996981 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> from vancouver bc, working towards getting to goal weight this year. <BR> <BR> hope to get to meet some fellow sparkers and motivate and support each other Tue, 4 Mar 2014 02:29:54 EST Not Just About The Numbers On the Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56958201 I just wanted to remind everyone not to just focus on the numbers that show on the scale. I lost 3.4 pounds in February which isn't too bad but you know what's better? 2.5 inches on the waist 1 inch on the hips 2 inches on the upper arm and 2 inches on the thigh. Add up all those inches and I lost 7.5 inches in February. <em>224</em> <BR> Bring on spring. <BR> Sandy Sat, 1 Mar 2014 07:00:37 EST March 2014 - Daily emoticons earns you goodies!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56957618 Let us know how you feel with these emoticons. At the beginning of the new month, you will receive a goodie! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 03:44:25 EST March 2014 - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56957615 From the Start page, when you scroll down to Step 3, you will see some red flags on the left hand side of the teams you belong to. Click on Calling All Canadians Team and let us know how many points you got! Let us keep our team at the top! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 03:41:05 EST March 2014 - Jot down your exercises done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56957608 Keeping tab of your exercises done is a great way to see your overall progress. Often, we don't realize just how much or how little we do. Writing it down really makes you more accountable to yourself. Good luck with your goals! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 03:34:28 EST March 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56957583 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in February? Personally, I did horribly because I had lots of appointments with my husband before his surgery, but he should be coming out in the next couple of days. March will definitely be a better month... Am I ready to attack the month of March? Yep! and as soon as he's home, I will restart my program. ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 03:21:13 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56951514 Just finished eating a bag of chips and thinking that I was tired, my knees are aching and I really gotta loose weight, so thought I'd sign up and see what happens Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:06:09 EST How can you not feel GREAT when your a Canadian http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56884948 <em>334</em> <em>636</em> <em>652</em> <em>705</em> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:44:42 EST Province Roll Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56884265 BRITISH COLUMBIA <em>524</em> I have just restarted after going astray for over a year. I've rethought my goals and am ready to commit 100%. My goal is to lose 35 pounds by November this year.....very doable with help from SPARK friends. How any of you will come along and join me? Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:38:21 EST Ready to do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56860720 Hi my name is Cindy i had signed up for sparks awhile ago and then had surgery done on my foot. I am finally able to start slowly getting back to my life. With that said i want to start losing this weight and start a new life of happiness and health. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:28:15 EST depressing plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56840369 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just need to vent a bit. I've hit a plateau. 19 days… then down a pound. I got all excited thinking I was on the move again. Nope. Now up to another 9 or 10 days and haven't budged (except up 0.6/down 0.6, etc., etc., etc.) <BR> <BR> I know this is normal… I've done this before. I'm just so friggin down about it. Stupid weather isn't helping (live on the eastern prairies, where we are having 2nd coldest winter on record - 120 years). Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:25:50 EST Just joined :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56836209 Hey everyone just joined up today and ready to hit the road to weight loss success! Add me if you like :) Always looking for motivational pals :) Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:22:36 EST MY FIRST DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56827534 hello there its my first day here on spark im feeling happy i have made my first step to health fitness beauty and happiness! good luck for all of us ladies and gentleman Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:45:57 EST What is behind your Spark Name? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56795451 My name is Lise (pronounced Lees). When I was a baby and just starting to speak, and people would ask my name, it was said that I used to say "Yeesh". However, being francophone, I spell it Yiche and 12 represents the day I was born on. To this day, I still go by Yiche to all my siblings. <em>20</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:06:50 EST New Canuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56760683 Hello group! <BR> <BR> New Canuck here! Just checking everything out that this site has to offer! :) Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:06:45 EST inspired by the Olympic athletes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56746187 Despite the uncool bits about the Olympics empire, and Sochi, I'm really enjoying watching the Olympics! Now that I'm more serious about exercising I really appreciate how hard they train to get that good! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping some company will sponsor me to take a couple years off to exercise! ha ha <BR> <BR> Have you been watching the daily montages on CBC.ca? They're exciting and emotional! <BR> <link>olympics.cbc.ca//videos/video/pink-d<BR>ay-musical-montage.html?cid=mrss </link> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:57:08 EST over eating at night http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21663x523x56733435 I also have such a hard time at night, all day I am really good, my husband comes home late at night and I get his dinner ready for him, then I am hungry again, or I make his lunch and want to snack. It is so hard for me to get away from this. because of this I cannot lose the weight I need to. Hoping being with the sparks people I will be able to curb this some how? <em>386</em> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:56:46 EST Let's try this again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56712377 Hi - I am an old member returning...Guess when I joined before I just couldn't figure out how to move around on this site...So I'm back and this time I am not giving up so easily. I have 24 lbs to lose. I am from Ontario...lots of snow here this year. <BR> I have struggled with my weight it seems all my life and now at my young age of 67, I'm back. <BR> I have heard so many good things about Spark People that this site has helped so many with weight loss. <BR> I only hope I can hang in her... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 19:15:27 EST Breaking the Window on Abuse & Mental Illness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56711697 I've just launched a new website called 'Breaking the Window' - It's about helping to break stigma against mental illness and abuse; one window at a time. Stigma hurts! Every Time! <BR> <BR> The mission statement is: <BR> <BR> It is the mission of Breaking the Window to reach out to people in all areas of life to help, empower, inspire, and educate them in an effort to help break the stigma in the world surrounding Domestic Violence and Mental Health issues; and to help those suffering to b... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:16:23 EST Hello all newbie here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56708216 Hello, <BR> I am new to Sparkle and am hoping to find support and accountability here. A little overwhelmed at all the information at the moment but am trying to take it in :) I am looking to join some challenges as I know I succeed when I have a source of support. I never really know what to say on these things. I am terrible at the all or nothing mentality which usually leads to my down fall. I need to learn to relax and take small bites on anything and everything to stop myself from the... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:52:38 EST New Northern Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56708066 Hi! <BR> <BR> Ok, well, here's my little Intro: <BR> <BR> I am a 33yr old from Northern Ontario. Born and raised in Timmins Ontario, I spent time growing up in Whitehorse YK and in Kimberley BC. I've been happily married for 10 years, and work full time for a pretty cool Airline that flies up the James Bay Coast. I am a horseback rider, fisher-person, and hiker. Even though I am plus sized, and really don't want to go below 200lbs, I want to get myself back on track :) <BR> <BR> Thanks... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:33:24 EST A new lease on life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56691470 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am a 32 year old cancer survivor, wife and mom of one. After a 5 year battle with multiple myeloma I am gratefully in full response to treatment, though I am loathe to say I am healthy. For this entire journey I have told myself that the extra weight is from all the steroids, or that I would lose it when I had my transplant last spring, but not so. While I believe that during treatment was not the time to try to lose weight I don't think that gaining(!) 50lbs assisted ... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:55:09 EST Pushups Challenge Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56679868 Starting Sunday, Feb. 9th, we will have a pushups challenge. If you're anything like me, this is one of the exercises that challenges me to the fullest. We can begin with modified pushups (on your knees indicated as (M)) or a full pushup (F). We will be reasonable and if you can do more, indicate it beside the date as to how many you have done. For example: Feb. 9 - 6 pushups - Done: 2 F & 4 M which means 2 full and 4 modified pushups. This allows you to see the progress you are makin... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:20:29 EST Squats Challenge Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56679796 As of Sunday, February 9th, this challenge will begin. Mark an X beside the day you have completed the exercises. <BR> <BR> PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE INFORMATION BELOW AND RETURN TO YOUR REPLY TO EDIT THE INFORMATION. <BR> <BR> Feb. 9 - 10 squats - <BR> Feb. 10 - 12 squats - <BR> Feb. 11 - 14 squats - <BR> Feb. 12 - 16 squats - <BR> Feb. 13 - 20 squats - <BR> Feb. 14 - Ah geez, it's Valentine's Day -- REST <BR> Feb. 15 - 24 squats - <BR> Feb. 16 - 24 squats - <BR> Feb. 18 - 26 squa... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 06:06:54 EST February saying Hi for Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56679219 <em>524</em> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 01:51:40 EST How Do You Pay Other's Back? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56675111 Remember those times when someone embarrassed you, made you angry, frustrated you, or caused road rage in you? Ever stop to wonder if this is how God wants you to react? Here's my latest blog post, and something you really need to consider when dealing with other people. <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>02/how-do-you-pay-others-back.html </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:30:47 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56666379 Hello all, I was gone for a while as I got pregnant last year and had a beautiful baby girl in November. I am down to my pre-pregnancy weight and I'm now back to where I was before trying to lose another 20-30 pounds. <BR> <BR> A little about me... <BR> I just turned 34 a week ago, been married to my husband for almost 9 years (anniversary is at the end of the month), have one daughter named Isla. We live on Vancouver Island in BC. <BR> <BR> I'm not very accountable so I'm hoping this tim... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 02:20:58 EST new member needing motivational buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56665838 Hi I'm a new member with a few reasonable goals; to lose a few lbs, increase my cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. I'm closer to my 30's than my 20's and I want to keep up a healthy lifestyle to continue enjoying our beautiful outdoors. Looking for a buddy to keep me on track. <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 00:18:40 EST Hello - I am New/Old Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56661351 Hi all! I joined Spark people back in 2010, but got de-motivated a while back and stopped logging in. But I am back now and ready to get serious! I am a 40-something Mother to 2 (1 adult Daughter and 1 pre-teen Daugther) and just became a Grandmother for the First time! So I am ready to get fit and healthier. Not much weight to lose, just a few pounds, mostly I want to eat and live better so I can feel better! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:09:50 EST New Member :D HELLO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56649902 Hello!! <BR> <BR> I am new to this sparkpeople thing. I think this place is a great idea, and I love how supportive the groups are, I am just not sure how they work. I have been a member for ~ 6 hours so I am guessing it will come with time. I am a Mom, a Wife, and a student in nursing school. I am battling (but winning) a chocolate addiction. (I replaced smoking with chocolate, big mistake) My biggest problem is finding time to exercise, cook, plan and eat healthy. i find I eat toast and PB... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:54:09 EST Let's Do This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56648772 Ok... I have been playing at this 'weight loss thing' for a long time. In the past year I have come face to face with a lot - A LOT - of unflattering, unnerving and downright terrifying truths about my paradigm around food, my body, my identity and how they relate to what I weigh and what I look like. Not the least of these is that I rarely commit to anything. I get super excited and participate for 2-3 days, then bail.... I want to commit to complete this challenge and would love any support... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 19:34:28 EST Hi I'm a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56648253 Hello everyone, <BR> I am new to Sparkpeople and am navigating my way around. Lots to take in and learn, but it is a journey for me. Originally I wanted to lose 100lbs, one pound at a time. To date I have lost 11 lbs. Does anyone know have to change original weight. I make a mistake when I first started and so far it shows i have not lost a pound. Looking for the support and encouragement! <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 18:56:41 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56635093 Hi, I am coming off a month long program of eating only whole foods. I want to continue eating right so that I can lose 40 pounds. Nice to have like minded people around for support. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 19:58:31 EST Blown away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56619637 I just wanted to say thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. I just got a chance to check my spark page and noticed all the comments and spark goodies and mostly all of them were from you all here. I haven't been very active here on spark, except in the Nascar forum because of the game that runs there throughout the regular season. But I am definitely going to try to get in here a little more often after this because you all made me feel appreciated on my birthday. So I just wanted... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 18:27:23 EST Happy Birthday to LAVAL54! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56610133 <em>383</em> my dear. I wish you a great day and hope that you will be surrounded by your loved ones. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Lise Sat, 1 Feb 2014 23:47:12 EST Happy 11th Anniversary to KSGAMMA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56610111 Dear Lin, I wish you and your husband a great day today. Continue to enjoy your life with him and wish you many, many more years. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>408</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Lise Sat, 1 Feb 2014 23:45:29 EST Hi everyone I am new and I am CONFUSED! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56608240 I have messed up with this so many times. <BR> I kept forgetting what I used as my name and my passport. I think I have made about 4 different starts but this morning I remembered this one! YaY me! lol <BR> I have a LOT of weight to lose. I have problems with exercise because I can't get down on the floor. If I do I can't get up. I was sick about two months ago and slid off my bed on to the floor. My husband had to call for paramedics. He can't pick me up by himself. *sigh* <BR> I have a dis... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 21:19:12 EST Synonym - Antonym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=194x523x56601007 Give us the synonym then antonym of this word? <BR> <BR> Ex. Perplexed ~ Syn. bewildered, Ant. certain <BR> <BR> (You should provide the next word that the following person will work on) <BR> <BR> Let us start with: ACCUSTOMED <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:25:46 EST Word association game.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=194x523x56600959 What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see this word? <BR> <BR> Vehicle Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:22:13 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATTHEWRON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56600018 Wishing you a great day enjoying life with loved ones and friends. <em>383</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:14:57 EST Do You Use Holy Emotions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56594483 NEW BLOG POST: Recently in an online forum that I take part in, a lady asked “What are holy emotions?”. It got me thinking. After some research this is what I came up with... <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/do-you-use-holy-emotions.html </link> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:22:03 EST February '14 - Daily emoticon earns you GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56591154 Drop by every day if you can and drop off an emoticon. At the end of the month, it will earn you a goodie. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:30:06 EST February 2014 - Jot down your exercises done!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56580134 It is actually encouraging to see exactly what exercises you are doing on a daily basis. When you see it written down on black and white, it really jolts you into action. <BR> <BR> On this thread, please insert your exercises done. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:54:32 EST February 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56580096 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> How did you do in January? Personally, I could have done better but I got too busy with other activities. Am I ready to attack the month of January? Sure thing.... Hope you will join me on this challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be continuing with the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD). If you are ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:50:55 EST finding your way around spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56574203 hello well im on spark people again for another go of it i havent been o for a few yrs i believe...tryed quite a few yrs ago but didnt keep it up....now its a new start and and a new beginig...i was at my highest weight 2 yrs ago at 265 so i desided to go to hebal magic i did do my2 yrs although i didnt follow it perfectly i did lose approx 50 pounds...since the i can not stand taking pills...and i am back up to 250..so i will start slowly and py attention o what i eating..i go swimming 2 t... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:01:19 EST hi there.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56570446 Hello. My name is Siegrid and I live north of Montreal in Quebec. I've been on Spark People before and reached my goal, kept it off for 2 years, and then when my Dad died I started putting it back again. I have tried a couple of times since then, but gave up. Hoping this time I will succeed. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:51:25 EST Looking for accountability buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56551336 Hi, I am kind of new here. :). I am at a healthy weight and I exercise daily. My struggle is eating in response to stress. I am looking for someone able to check in on me, encourage me and kick my butt when needed. Will do the same in return. Thanks! :) Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:46:49 EST Hello from Nova Scotia http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56546724 Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm from little ol' Nova Scotia, out on the East Coast. I absolutely love where I live but at the same time I have had enough of winter for one year <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am a 26 year old stay-at-home-mom who has some serious changes needing to be made in life! <BR> <BR> I am really happy I found this site! I look forward to meeting people! Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:20:42 EST A man on a mission, who needs guidance and support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56541264 Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Matthew. I am turning 35 this week-end and wish to get healthier. <BR> <BR> I find that of all the times I have given myself this goal, the problem usually lies with the fact that I try to do/change too much, too quickly; resulting in me quitting quite fast. <BR> <BR> Although I have not integrated exercise, officially back in my life, I must say that I have a job that does have me moving a great part of my shift. I take walks with clients 1 to 3 times a d... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:22:06 EST Just Starting Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56535165 Hello everyone: <BR> <BR> I am just starting out and have a long hard road ahead of me. I am motivated so hopefully with this site and some help from Sparkpeople friends, I will stay motivated and achieve <BR> my goals. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:21:45 EST Ten pounds down!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56526511 Woohoo we finally got our digital scale batteries replaced so I can actually get an accurate weight. <BR> <BR> As of today I am down ten pounds :) Since Jan 4th I think it was so not bad! Yay me for sticking to it. <BR> <BR> With out even knowing it was a reward I went and got my hair done today. <BR> <BR> Heather Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:44:00 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56526479 Hi there fellow Canadians and Thanks for the invite! <BR> I am new to Spark People and enjoying the site. I have a weight loss goal of 80 lbs and I hope to become healthier and fitter along the way. <BR> I enjoy belly dancing, Yoga, walking, photography, cooking and playing with my 2 wonderful Border Collies. <BR> <BR> Happiness and Health to all! <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 19:41:13 EST Birthday and Anniversary wishes done here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56525223 We have had two birthdays that have gone by recently! <BR> <BR> On January 10, JOYAOLSON celebrated her birthday. Pass by her Spark Page and give her your good wishes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JO<BR>YAOLSON </link> <BR> <BR> and also on <BR> <BR> January 16 - JRCOACH celebrated a birthday. Please leave a message right here as he/she does not have a Spark Page. <BR> <BR> Hugs to you all. Lise <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:02:34 EST Hey there! Big guy on a mission! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56521500 Hey everybody!! <BR> I'm a big guy who has lost roughly 120lbs so far! Not looking back! <BR> I'm super outgoing and motivated! <BR> Big time outdoors guy, I love mountain biking, hiking, geocaching, walkin the dogs, and the gym of course! <BR> Lookin for anybody who's close to me with equal interests and goals! Keep fit guys! Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:24:33 EST Did You Hear the Latest News?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56511578 Gossip! It’s wrong. It hurts people. God said not to do it. But, it’s SO much fun to do! Resisting it, for a lot of people, means a big spiritual struggle inside. Some, even manage to justify it. Here's a struggle that I had recently. I wanted to respond to a situation I observed. What to do? What do you do in situations like these? <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.worshipmelodies.com/2014/<BR>01/did-you-hear-latest-news.html </link> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:37:22 EST FEBRUARY - Give the team your bonus points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56493509 From your START page, scroll down to the red flag beside our team Calling All Canadians. Click on the flag and it will give you extra points for this team. Yes, we are the greatest! Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:06:16 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56476304 Hi Everyone, <BR> I joined a week ago, but this is my first post as I've been surfing around the site getting used to it. So far, I'm very impressed! Your stories are inspirational and the amount of info is amazing. I need to lose 36lbs, and according to the calculations here, I might be able to do it by May. I've been using the nutrition tracker , which I was dreading, but I found it extremely helpful. ( Who knew that those little semi-sweet chocolate chips I like to munch on had so many cal... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 21:48:20 EST Injured and Off The Wagon - HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56460695 My knee popped on Sunday evening and now I can't do much of anything. I took yesterday off entirely in hopes that it would have been enough for some strength to return to my knee, but alas. I was doing so well with my diet today, knowing that I wasn't going to be able to burn the usual 500+ calories I usually do. When I got home, though, rather than making my salmon and mixed vegetables, I wound up having a giant serving of pasta and two large bowls of multi-grain cheerios, and now I'm ove... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:54:28 EST almost there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56458570 finally got serious last fall and now 2 lbs away from my first milestone. hoping that by next weigh-in I'll finally be under 200lbs, first time since can't remember when. starting eating for diabetes because I'm on metformin but mostly because a friend is looking at insulin in the near future so to encourage her and because I really needed to do something about my sugars we start eating for diabetes, we are both maintaining a much healthier sugar level and the weight loss is a bonus! yeah for... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:23:58 EST First timer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56457123 Hi! I just joined SparkPeople on Sunday. I'm I dire need for help to lose weight. I lost approximately 35 pounds 4 years ago for my son's wedding, but have gained it plus back. I need to lose weight to feel better and avoid health issues as I get older. I'm looking forward to Friday, as my home gym is being delivered, and I need to held accountable. Today, I played WII for the first time in months, and had good time doing it. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:21:16 EST No scale showing that makes sense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56455451 Hi can anyone help re my reports scale for my weight and measurements comes up in metric although I checked "no metric" on my START page. <BR> The report just has 1.7 up the side and a funny graph not my real detailed weight. <BR> <BR> HELP? <BR> Bebe Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:02:44 EST Motivation and Encouragement Quotes - DO SHARE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56453588 "The expectations of life depend upon diligency; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." <BR> <BR> ~ Confucius Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:37:48 EST finally seeing some results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56452639 I've been sticking to the plan with the exception of this past saturday I had to go to a friends for dinner where I tried to stay on track but slipped a little. <BR> <BR> Been doing my extra walk to work it works out to about 6-7miles a day. Today I finally saw the scale go down but I don't want to update my tracker until I am sure it's gone for good lol. I am down about four pounds. It's a start at least! <BR> Now I am off to get ready so I can hike to the sky train again. <BR> <BR> Heath... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:27:54 EST Birthday or special occasion coming up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56450592 Cut intentionally by me. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:38:46 EST Challenge Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56433451 Hi! I will be a late starter as I have pneumonia right now and just found this challenge. :-) <BR> I am able to do a few light squats with no weight, and some ab work, but I will do as much as the illness allows until I'm well~! <BR> <BR> I will be checking my weight when I get a weigh scale and for now I will use the fit of my clothing to see if I'm headed in the right direction. Aiming for 60 lbs this year~! <BR> Will post my weight when I find out. <BR> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:30:17 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56419705 This is the first online community I have ever joined. I am so tired of being overweight. I am so tired of wearing the same clothes everyday because I cannot fit into anything. I dread summer because I am always in jeans. This year I am ready and excited to make changes. This summer will be different and I cannot wait to get started Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:42:54 EST HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56412037 Just joining this site. I have about 20 lbs I want to shed. I'm up and down like a yo yo. <BR> Went to WW few weeks ago and lost 5 lbs then got busy with life and lost my motivation. <BR> Not doing well with weight loss now but hoping this site will help me. <BR> I am consumed by how tight my clothes feel, the extra weight I see in my face. Also plagued by the need to go back to gym and get my weights and cardio going again. <BR> Bought junk food last night and pigged out. Got to stop. Anybo... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:54:22 EST New and needing support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56411183 Hi All! My name is Krista and I hail from eastern Canada. I am new to the Spark community and am in need of some new friends and support! Like I'm sure many of you have, when it comes to weight loss, I've done it all: Weight Watchers, Tops, special diets and work out programs, etc. I'm not saying those programs are bad, I'm just saying I didn't find the personal interaction I needed to be successful. This is where you come in :) I need people to encourage and check on me daily to ensur... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 07:10:52 EST Following a life long dream! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56400399 Hello everyone, my name is Linda and I have always wanted to be fit and healthy. Never took myself up on the challenge. I will be 55 in 9 weeks and have decided to start on Monday January 20 to fulfill my dream. I hope I will also be a positive model for my 20 and 21 year old kids. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:10:08 EST Having a hard time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56390607 Eating. I am not interested in food. I know this is not good or healthy. I just want to sleep. I hurt my sciatic really bad and moving is challenging. <BR> <BR> I just need to get in the kitchen and do it! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:25:31 EST Proud of myself! I got back on the exercise train! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56377184 I have the day off and I just put on my fitbit filled up my water bottle, made a fast paced play list for my iPod and did a 2.8 mile walk in 31 minutes according to my little pedometer! <BR> <BR> Yay! first walk under my belt now to make it a habit. <BR> <BR> Heather Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:43:48 EST What was the hardest thing for you to give up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56375266 I think I am officially fully detoxed from chocolate! I don't even know how many days it's been now. I have never really even been a huge chocolate eater but working in a chocolate store where you are allowed to sample what ever you want it becomes way too easy! <BR> <BR> <BR> What was the hardest thing for you to give up? <BR> <BR> Heather Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:45:17 EST Looking to get healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56366275 Hi l just signed up to fulfil my weight and fitness goals . To reach the goals l have set for myself to look and feel the best l can Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:05:58 EST Turbo Fire Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56357341 Today marks Day 7 for my Turbo Fire workout and I was wondering if anyone else in this team is working out with it as well? <BR> <BR> HIIT 45 and STRETCH 10 for me tonight! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:19:38 EST It's here it's tiny and it's adorably CUTE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56352235 I just got my fit bit in the mail. Its so tiny and cute I can't wait to get it all figured out and start using it! I think had I known it was that tiny I might of gone for the flashy lime green one instead of black because it would be easier to spot if I drop it. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have a Fitbit? Any tips for me? <BR> <BR> I can't wait to test it out! <BR> <BR> Heather Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:48:29 EST New to the team and site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56343677 Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I am very excited to be joining your team and to reach my goals this year Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:41:50 EST Hi, I'm Maria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56332582 It's been 6 days since I started, my first weigh in is tomorrow morning. I've just spent the last hour preparing my "line up" of heathy snacks for tonight tv viewing. The Golden Globes are on, runner up to the Oscars. Anyone else watching tonight? <BR> <BR> I've mixed fat free sour cream with fat free ricotta cheese and fat free mild salsa. Yum! I've got 2 cups of sliced raw veggies for dipping. Red peppers, radishes, cucumber, celery, broccoli, carrots. Less than 230 calories and shou... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:40:13 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56325677 I just came across this site. Had not heard of it before but doing a search for online weight loss support and this came up. yay! So like many started the new year with a resolution to finally do this and get my health and weight where it needs to be. My goal is to lose 50lbs by July and I will be 40 in August! eeek and I have said for the past 2 years I will have my act together by the time I'm 40....so this is it...its time I HAVE to do this....for health and happiness! I'm from Nova Scotia... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 01:36:24 EST Almost made it through my first week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56306501 Good afternoon everyone and happy Friday. I cannot believe I have almost made it through my first week and lost 5lbs. I have had a few oopsies but nothing that I did not learn from (like I didn't already know). <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great week end. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:31:10 EST Gazelle Crosstrainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56302923 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to this forum. I recently purchased a second hand gazelle to start my weight loss journey. If anyone has the Freestyle crosstrainer pro would you be able to tell me what size the "set screws" are that keep the handles rigid. I have searched high and low, and of course don't have a manual so I can't look at the specifications. Would greatly appreciate any help I can get, because it's a little wobbly when I try to use it. I look foward to seeing some gre... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:40:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56280708 My second day in, I've yoyoed between a healthy weight and up to 30lbs over weight since my teenage years. I never really liked exercise, and I have a weakness for candy and chocolate. Presently my biggest worry of not being able to reach my goal is that I have the mirena IUD and many have given testimony that this IUD causes weight loss to be virtually impossible. However, I am optimistic and looking forward to my journey, and happy to be a part of this group. Anyone got success stories ... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:57:52 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56240795 I have tried Spark before but got overwhelmed by all of the stuff. I want to try again but will only join one team in hopes that I can connect with other like minded people. I need a village to help me. I wasn't ready to ask for help before but now I am. I am looking forward to meeting embers of this team. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:56:49 EST 30 Day Squat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56226528 How about a Squat Challenge to help work those glutes! Don't forget that when you are doing a squat, you should sit as far behind as possible so that your knees do not pass your toes. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - 50 squats <BR> Day 2 - 55 squats <BR> Day 3 - 60 squats <BR> Day 4 - Rest <BR> Day 5 - 70 squats <BR> Day 6 - 75 squats <BR> Day 7 - 80 squats <BR> Day 8 - Rest <BR> Day 9 - 100 squats <BR> Day 10 - 105 squats <BR> Day 11 - 110 squats <BR> Day 12 - Rest <BR> Day 13 - 130 squats <BR> Day 14 ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:59:40 EST back after 5 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56221670 I last tried spark 5 years ago as a teenager. I was able to lose 15 pounds and reach my goal of 150. I now have 35 pounds to lose to reach 150 again. I have patellofemeral syndrome which will make this more difficult. I'm hoping there are other people on here that are young with knee problems. I can't find anyone in my everyday life that can understand how hard exercise is with a knee problem. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 03:46:23 EST Excited to get started! 35lbs to lose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56221393 There is so much to read and learn on this site. I look forward to all the inspiring stories and recipes from everyone! I hope I can keep up with everything. I joined a gym a couple days ago and am starting on Monday. I also follow my fitness pal on my phone with my husband. I am going to Mexico in the spring and would like to lose the last of my weight. I have already lost 40 lbs! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 01:57:38 EST January Plank Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56199644 Hey hey! <BR> <BR> I'm taking this challenge starting today (January 3rd)! Have you tried this before? Wanna join me? Who can beat me? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> The 30 Day Plank Challenge will send your core strength through the roof! Yes, all you have to do is HOLD this position, nothing else! It looks pretty easy, but it isn't! <BR> <BR> Day 1 - 20 seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Day 2 - 20 seconds <em>248</em> <BR> Day 3 - 30 second... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:17:07 EST Losing my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56199595 I am trying how to add the 30 day food challenge into my nutrition tracker. Is there an easier way to do it other then item by item? This really unmotivates me. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:13:27 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56197968 Hi Everyone. I am not new to sparkpeople but have veered off the path. <BR> <BR> I do not make resolutions but this year I really need to focus on myself and getting healthy. I have done a small goal for myself to make it more realistic. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone and have a fantabulous day Fri, 3 Jan 2014 12:57:21 EST Well, I'm hesitant, but need this badly.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56194872 I'm 57 and non-insulin dependent diabetic and I'm feeling desperate to do this, but not really convinced I'll ever be able to get there. <BR> <BR> I've done a million diets before...some successful, some not. As I get older it's certainly getting harder and every extra pound I have seems to be on my stomach! I've been craving carbs like they are going out of style and not quite sure how to get past this, but I'm going to try. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a wonderful, successful 2014. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:40:14 EST A - Z Canadian Cities or Towns..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=194x523x56193789 A - Acme, Alberta Fri, 3 Jan 2014 08:27:21 EST Starting a New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56173595 Hello to all and may 2014 be a 'spark' of a year. I am a 50+ Canadian who has been using FitBit for a year but it has been a hit and miss attempt in reaching my goal of 10,000 steps a day. In the past I have completed a number of half marathons runs but found the running was taking a toll on my body. Here's to a new year and new goals. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:29:39 EST 2014 ... here I come http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56168104 Well... here I am. Don't look now but I'm making a plan. Not just any plan either... a plan for success. I'm excited for change and a little apprehensive about the work that is ahead of me but baby steps will get me there. I'm excited to see you all as we work towards our goals... together. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:13:56 EST January 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56167316 Weigh in on January 1:165.4lbs <BR> <BR> Jan. 1 - <BR> Jan. 2 - <BR> Jan. 3 - <BR> Jan. 4 - <BR> Jan. 5 - <BR> Jan. 6 - <BR> Jan. 7 - <BR> Jan. 8 - <BR> Jan. 9 - <BR> Jan. 10 - <BR> Jan. 11 - <BR> Jan. 12 - <BR> Jan. 13 - <BR> Jan. 14 - <BR> Jan. 15 - <BR> Jan. 16 - <BR> Jan. 17 - <BR> Jan. 18 - <BR> Jan. 19 - <BR> Jan. 20 - <BR> Jan. 21 - <BR> Jan. 22 - <BR> Jan. 23 - <BR> Jan. 24 - <BR> Jan. 25 - <BR> Jan. 26 - <BR> Jan. 27 - <BR> Jan. 28 - <BR> Jan. 29 - <BR> Jan. 30 - <BR> Jan. 31 - <BR>... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:28:30 EST January 2014 - Calories IN and OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56163021 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DROP ME A LINE! <BR> <BR> Well, with the end of year festivities behind us, we can now set off this new year with new goals and energy. Are we all ready to attack the month of January? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> We will be Daily Calorie Differential (DCD). If you are experiencing difficulty in losing weight, check out the link here: ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:50:36 EST New Year and New Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56154442 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Kerri. After a Maternity Leave and being in great shape from all the free-time I had to exercise during the mat leave, I returned to work two years ago and, I have put on 70lbs - eating poorly and little to no exercise. I feel unhealthy and with four kids, a full-time job and a recent separation, I want to feel my best. I have joined hoping that the members out there will help me meet my goals and then I will be able to help others meet their goals... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:19:28 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56151777 I signed on to Spark People in 2009 but didn't take the time to check things out. I'm so glad I finally looked around - what great community support and challenges! (WW was good for tracking but I really like motivation from 'teammates'!) Looking forward to celebrating successes this winter with all of you! <BR> <BR> Sue (in Halifax) Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:14:53 EST Just starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56138460 Hi my name is Vicki and I am a true Canadian thru and thru. I have joined Spark to become more aware of healthier choices and to get my health on track. I have a slightly different problem as I can not gain weight. I have weighed under 100 lbs for most of my life. This sounds great but trust me its not. I am hoping the nutrient information and support I can get to my goal of 120. Wish me luck. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:24:11 EST New to Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56137728 Hi! I'm new to this, I need to lose weight, and get more fit. I am a Great-gramma, married to the love of my life. I live in small town Alberta. I love to read, crochet, play in the out of doors. I belong to a very close Church family as well as my natural family. Happy New Year! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:19:25 EST Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56127962 Hello! My name is Anna and my goal is to lose the weight that has been creeping up on me...although I have been on and off the SparkPeople site for several years, I have never reached out to the community for support. This time, I feel focussed and strong and have restarted TODAY in hopes of making the weight-loss dream finally come true. look forward to hearing from fellow fighters along my way :) Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:10:17 EST New Sparky... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56124639 Hi all, My name is Kimberley. I am a college student (taking Photography) and loving it. :) I was born and raised in Toronto Canada. Moved out of Toronto (still in Ontario) to attend school. :) I am married. No kids. Today (December 29th) is my birthday... so for a present from myself - I joined SparkPeople. :) I am not waiting til New Years to make my "become healthy" for my Resolution. I'm doing it right now! :) I would like to lose around 45 pounds and then re-evaluate w... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:28:14 EST Mud Hero. Anyone try it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56119480 I am looking into registering for Mud Hero Halifax in July 2014. It looks so fun and my cousins were thinking of putting a team together. I am a little concerned how to tug my 240 lb body around the coarse (well, plan to be lighter by then, but even so). Anyone do this? Let me know how it went? Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:20:52 EST Proud of myself and wanted to share! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56118380 Just made sugar cookies for the family and didn't even eat a scrap of dough. I made very healthy oatmeal squares this morning, so I had one of those instead. I didn't cheat myself! <em>104</em> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:23:39 EST 49 in a few days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56116818 Hi all, I became a mom at 40 and, though I was always on a bit of a weight roller coaster, I was always able to take the pounds off with a break-up or enough motivation. After the big event, though, I couldn't get below 140 to save my life. Recently I did something amazing and stressful over the course of a few months and slimmed way down. I had stopped weighing myself at that point because I get a little nutty with the scale, but I dropped a good two pant sizes. Of course I got cocky and dec... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:57:13 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x56114801 hi everyone. I am new here and looking forward to losing the weight that never seems to come off!! I tend to be a busy person with work and now need to find the time to get to the gym and prep those meals before hand! <BR> <BR> Chat soon!! Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:49:43 EST Jan....GOODIES 30 mins for 31 days challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x56114113 <em>381</em> Come and post how many minutes you worked out today. Any kind of exercise will do. walking, skiing, swimming, golfing, weight lifting....you name it, you can do it! At the end of Jan. I will hand out goodies for all those that take on the challenge. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:26:43 EST Jan.....Say Hi For Goodies Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56113952 <em>524</em> .....This challenge will start on Jan. 1st. I've already handed out this month goodies for Dec. Thanks for participation...Let's make Jan. rock! Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:10:14 EST Jan......Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56111767 This thread will start on Jan. 1st. Let's see how many points we can make for our team. <BR> <BR> <BR> On the main page on of Spark People, you will notice on the left hand side, you will see the teams you belong to, with a flag beside it <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here, the points you earned for the team. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each da... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 08:45:23 EST Merry Christmas everyone..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56083225 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Christmas season.... <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPy7rIo1xI&<BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> ... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:05:24 EST Happy Holidays!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56069474 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It came without ribbons. <BR> It came without tags. <BR> It came without packages, boxes or bags ... <BR> Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. <BR> "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. <BR> Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more! <BR> ~ Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! <BR> <BR> May you h... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:10:09 EST Canadians Are Soooo Nice.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x56033019 All the wonderful comments on my sparkpage from all you wonderful sparking Canadians made me re-evaluate my priorities and helping out on this team is definitely one of them. I did have to cut back on other teams that I was involved with. Leading and committing to all the teams takes an incredible amount of time as some of you know. So I just wanted to say <em>304</em> to all my <em>223</em> 's for all the nice words you sent my way. <BR> <BR> You all have a wonderful sparking day... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:23:53 EST Sparky Sparky... A new sparky here... well sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55989717 Hi! My name is Kimberley.. I'm in my 40's... been here before... lost weight... gained some back.. and have returned to get this weight off once and for all. :) I'm Canadian. :) Married. No kids, but I have a zillion stuffed animals. There is talk in the New Year of getting either a puppy or a kitten.. it will be my 1st animal ever... kind of excited and nervous at the same time. :) I can lose weight on my own.. but I'm looking for some support along the way. So! :) Hope... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:05:11 EST people needing people - are the luckiest people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55967068 Hi - my name is Hazel. I have been fighting the good fight most of my life but now that I am a senior, I am most relaxed about the whole thing and its not so much now, how good I look but how good I feel. I have enjoyed being part of the Spark People Site and would love to chat now and again with other seniors who are struggling as well. I began at 232.5 a few years ago and this morning am 193.5 so I am thankful for the 49 lb loss but know I need to get down much lower and with your encourage... Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:40:06 EST Hi today just starting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55936481 Hello, trying this page to start my new changes to my old fitness lifestyle before I lost track 2 years ago Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:50:42 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55908022 Hello from the frozen Canadian north. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 11:02:20 EST December 2013 - Carlories IN and OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x55816338 !!! <em>303</em> !!! READ THIS MESSAGE THOROUGHLY IN ORDER TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE CHALLENGE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, DROP ME AN EMAIL. <BR> <BR> Are we all ready to attack the month of December? With all the festivities ahead of us, this will help us stay on track. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This will be our eleventh month using the Daily Calorie Differential (DCD). If you are experiencing difficulty in losing weight, check out the link here: <BR> <BR> <li... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:47:01 EST Dec.....Get Up and Go Challenge For Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x55793403 Use an emoticon or write what you did today or plan on doing today to get those beautiful bodies moving. <BR> <BR> <BR> This challenge will start on Dec. 1st..... (Sunday) Thu, 28 Nov 2013 08:04:08 EST Dec......Hi's For Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x55793366 This challenge will start on Dec. 1st....(Sunday) Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:59:22 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55790030 My name is Jean. I joined Sparkpeople to track my new lifestyle and to help me to succeed in obtaining my goals. I want to become stronger and healthier. Thru diet and exercise I want to help my body heal and remain drug free. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:50:24 EST just me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55745197 Hi all: <BR> <BR> I am an (almost) 50 year old woman needing to lose 50 pounds. I am really looking forward to connecting with others on this site and getting the support that I need. I will also do my best to offer support to others. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:55:18 EST Fuzzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55714280 Hello, I am a 52 year old women in desperate need of support. I have been on diets all my life and have finally lost my goal of a 100 pounds. When I went into pre- menopause the weight started going back on, as well as I had many other symptoms. I am starting to have other issue.with my health as well. Spark People have helped me before , but I was never on the message board. <BR> <BR> Today I am calling for help as I am finding it harder the second time round. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:00:38 EST Second times the charm ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55714059 I am making myself accountable. I am starting a 21 day elimination plan to find out what foods I am sensitive to. I know a few but a hurting stomach for three days is NOT fun <em>24</em> . Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:41:48 EST hi i like me time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55666437 I don't go out much. work than home. so i do the exercises by my self town is 30 mint away. am doing ok Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:41:43 EST I can do this with some help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55640879 Hello i am Jan, I am in my 50's and feel this will take longer but what have I got to lose.....about 50 lbs. I have been here several years ago, but now feel I need to try again. I would like to see what I can do and be in 9 months. I am planning a trip then. At the present I feel lost, anxious and frustrated. I really need to get on track, but can't see the light. I want to get healthy for me, I read that if you like yourself it will happen, so I guess I need to work on that also. Tomor... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:36:43 EST Post: Daily Team Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=193x523x55583341 Nov 10/13 - 3 points for Calling All Canadians - Rank #1 in Canada Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:20:17 EST Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x55583246 On the main page on of Spark People, you will notice on the left hand side, you will see the teams you belong to, with a flag beside it <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here, the points you earned for the team. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. <BR> <BR> If you don't have time to post to all your teams, keep a tally of the points and the dates ... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 10:09:01 EST Team Bonus Points - Click every day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55581902 On the Start Page, you will find on the left hand side some flags. Please click for the Calling All Canadians Flag every single day so we can get more points. Let us know how many points you get on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Today I got 2. Sun, 10 Nov 2013 08:21:18 EST Simcoe County/Muskoka Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x55559212 <em>524</em> All my Canadian Friends!!! Just trying to get the group for Simcoe County/Muskoka up and running. If your in the area or on the border please feel free to join. Hopefully we can possibly organize some group outings on the various trails and beautiful waterfronts in our home areas. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Lori <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group<BR>s_individual.asp?gid=55665 Fri, 8 Nov 2013 04:13:35 EST Newbie from Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55520170 Hello, clearly I am new to the site and slowly looking around to learn what it's all about. I am a mother of two, small business owner and home daycare provider. My health and fitness journey began about a year ago and I can't get enough ... when I have time (or should I say motivation). I am looking forward to learning more about Spark and how we can encourage one another <em>30</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 23:31:49 EST Remembrance Day and the Highway of Heroes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x523x55517737 I was just going through my FaceBook entries and came across a Remembrance Video made of Canadians honouring the soldiers who died in Afghanistan as they are taken from Trenton Air Base along the Highway of Heroes to the Chief Coroner's Office in downtown Toronto. It came out over a year ago and moves me to tears every time I see it. I had an opportunity a couple of years ago to stop at the Burnham Street overpass in Cobourg and witnessed a procession going by. <BR> <BR> I can't share the... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 20:27:31 EST Bonjour http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x523x55482183 Je suis toute nouvelle sur ce site, j' aimerai faire votre connaissance et obtenir votre soutien dans mon cheminement. <BR> <BR> À bientôt ! Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:16:19 EST