SparkPeople Baby Steppers Team Messageboard Baby steps are great if you're just getting started, recovering from injury, illness, pregnancy, life, etc. See how far we can go! Fitness, nutrition, household, financial, etc! :-) SparkPeople Baby Steppers Team Messageboard Baby Steps to Victory - mini goals to celebrate! Back down another six pounds! Woohoo! :D Tue, 8 Apr 2014 05:38:30 EST Baby Steps to Cutting Sugar Back Down... To Safer Levels. Yes, we have to have some carbs - our brains feed on carbs alone, which is why a diet too low in carbs causes brain fog. But I'm talking about taking my sugar levels down from extreme highs. I'm allergic to sugar, and my bioresponse to that is to crave it. I have no off switch. :p My best trick is to not buy high-carb foods, but there's times, like holidays and long shifts, especially night shift, that it's extra difficult to not NEED carb-rich foods. <BR> <BR> My n... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 08:11:26 EST Changed Format for Tracking Team Goals! I know how precious time is, so I've changed the format of the team goals - now they're just single check boxes for quick and easy tracking! :D Try it out! See how Baby Steps can help bring positive change to your life and health! Let me know what you think! :) Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:03:35 EST Recovering from illness Hello: I am taking baby steps as I am slowly recovering from an illness. I literally am taking baby steps to walk after my limbs became heavy and difficult to move. Baby steps with everything. Its a dificult time. Looking to read about others small but positive moves...thank you... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 00:58:46 EST What One Thing Did You Do Today... to improve your wellness?! Please share so we can celebrate with you and you may even inspire someone else to do one (more) thing to improve their wellness also! :-D Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:48:36 EST Introduction how do you delete a post? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:40:00 EST Donna's 10-Day, No More Headaches Challenge I need to do this. My migraines are back, more than they have been in a long time. Food allergies. :p 10 days of very strict diet kept me headache-free for about three years. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it. Right now the trick is having the foods I need with a very low grocery budget until our van repairs are paid for. <BR> <BR> I have some brown rice and I am cooking up my last can of tomatoes with brown rice, right now. I have some almonds and I know I have one can o... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:12:53 EST Donna's Back: 21-Day Baby Stepping Challenge Hooray for a great day! What better way to start back into the 21-day challenge than: <BR> <BR> an hour of swimming! <BR> <BR> five miles of walking! <BR> <BR> doing my full core workout! <BR> <BR> and about ten servings of veggies today!!! <BR> <BR> I met my goals for Calories, calcium and fiber! Woohoo! I need to get more iron and copper, but this is still a great improvement! <BR> <BR> I'm BACK! Look out world! I've been on the side lines for too long! (^_^) Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:31:08 EST little_diva's 21 day strength & cardio challenge I need to baby step myself into moving my butt! I am going to do a little cardio every day, and strength three days, as per my Spark plan. So, 21 days starting... TODAY! Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:58:05 EST Discussion and Encouragement for Our Challenges I'm starting again and just want to encourage GiniLee4 in her Challenge: <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:35:38 EST Gini's 21 Day walking Challenge <BR> I am starting today with a 21 day challenge to walk as far as I can every day. I am near immobility so any walking is great walking for me. Join in the challenge if you would like to. I can use all the company I can get. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 20:21:29 EST Donna's 21-Day Workout Challenge: Starting again - Day 1, walked one mile. Recovering from what seemed like pneumonia - I nearly drowned the one night, going to bed, it was that bad! I looked up "home remedies", had a nice warm shower and was then able to sleep for three hours! :) Sliced onions in a bowl beside my bed worked wonders, too! :D <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>--------------------- <BR> <BR> Strength and Cardio?! I'm off to get it done for to... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:24:46 EST Donna's 21-Day Fruits and Veggies Challenge: Day One, round two: bean and veggie soup, beets, :) <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------<BR>---- <BR> <BR> So far today: 1 banana, 4 servings of rutabaga, Potato Salad containing: (1) serving potato - debated between sources as to whether not to count it a veggie :p , 1 serving combined tomato and cucumber = 6 or 7 so far! <link> </link> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:46:52 EST Intro: Baby Stepper\s 21-Day (or more) Challenge I woke up this morning realizing that I need to reset my habits. I had set some good habits, was doing very well with my strength training, walking, posting online, nutrition tracking, etc. As my life had shifted quite a bit in the past few months, so had my good habits. It's time to go back to the beginning! Thankfully not as obese as I was before! <BR> <BR> They say it takes 21 days to set a habit, so I'm going to work on going back to the habits I need to be healthy, for at least 21 days!... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:31:20 EST I bring you SPARK KITTY! :D I bring you SPARK KITTY! <BR> <link><BR>feature=share </link> <BR> <BR> Made me laugh so hard. Had to pass it on! <BR> <BR> Spark On, Steppers! <em>252</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:36:56 EST Team Goals - Need Some Feedback! Hey, Baby Steppers! I hope you're all doing well, Baby Stepping your way to success! I'd love for the Team Goals to be most beneficial to all, so please, if you'd like to use Team Goals, let me know what goals you'd like to see. Do you like what's there or do you have suggestions for new ones? If you're not interested in Team Goals, please also let me know so I'm not waiting for an infinite amount of time for a response! <BR> <BR> THANKS! And keep on Baby Stepping!!! You can do it! ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:27:13 EST Go gently... I was at the Banff Mountain Film Festival yesterday. (Google it and you will have an idea of the content: extreme outdoor activities!) <BR> <BR> Interestingly, one line in the 3+ hours of film, has resonated with me. The film was directed by Anson Fogal and filmed by Cory Richards; it was called COLD. It was about a group of mountain climbers ascending an 8000 ft peak in Pakistan, at night in -50 degree winter conditions. What caught me, was when the camera showed one of the guys chatting ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 19:38:32 EST Favourite Ways to Eat More Veggies... Taco Salad! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> Thu, 10 Nov 2011 12:26:34 EST Saving Money - Using Leftovers.... Yesterday, I enjoyed a big pot of chili con carne but today what's left is dried out and starting to look a little monotonous. Today, I looked in the fridge and not only did I see the chili begging to be used up, but also a can of pasta sauce. I put the two together, laid them on a bed of rice and put a good helping of shredded cheese on top. It was surprisingly good! (^_^) Thu, 10 Nov 2011 08:43:52 EST Shift Work I am so new to this concept. This might be the first split shift I've worked since I was a teenager and now I have two kids that are older now than I was at the time! <BR> <BR> We've done mostly day shift plus some night shifts, the last two weeks, and I've done fairly well, but this one's killing me. :p I have to be in a cab at 8am, work at 8:30, not sure how long and then hopefully a nap this afternoon and driving all night tonight and tomorrow night. I've walked 2.5 miles today, don... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 06:16:25 EST Introduc tions... Hi, My name is Donna Kovacs. I'm a busy home - schooling mom who's had to try to juggle some odd jobs this past year to try to make ends meet while my husband was laid off and then attending school. Two major moves for us, one to the city of London, Ontario from a five bedroom farm house to a two bedroom apartment and then into two vehicles to live in a few motel rooms, two tents and finally a three bedroom house in Thompson, Manitoba. During this past year, I also certified as a personal ... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:12:36 EST Winning By Baby Steps; Goals You've Reached!!! Step by Step, Baby Steps become Giant Steps! <BR> <BR> What goals have you reached simply by starting with Baby Steps??? Thu, 29 Sep 2011 05:06:49 EST What Baby Steps do you need to work on? Sometimes it's simply mind over matter and that's what Baby Steps are best for! Take one step forward and the next is sure to follow. If you need encouragement, this is the right team for you!!! Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:59:38 EST What did you "baby-step" today? I started in on a major spreadsheet that I have been putting off doing at work - and, as things tend to go, it was easier and much less time consuming than I had built up in my head! AHHH... a little stress off my shoulders. Will come back to it tomorrow, but for today a little was ALOT! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 12:29:42 EST