SparkPeople WHO IS THE MOST AWESOME PERSON TODAY.... Team Messageboard YOU ARE the most awesome person today and everyday. A Positive Attitude will go along ways to reaching our goals..WE CAN DO ANYTHING WE SET OUR MINDS TO. Let's Do It Together!! SparkPeople WHO IS THE MOST AWESOME PERSON TODAY.... Team Messageboard One thing I did for myself today was Today I fixed myself asparagus, which I love, and didn't care that it wasn't my daughter's favorite Thu, 6 Dec 2012 19:30:07 EST Welcome new leader, JENNIFERHSRN We are fortunate to have a new co-leader join us this morning! Please welcome JENNIFERHSRN! <BR> <BR> I'm excited to see what JENNIFERHSRN will bring to our team! Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:16:47 EST Happy Thanksgiving have a blessed and safe holiday Thu, 22 Nov 2012 03:37:18 EST Time from a reboot?? Hi all! Sorry I've been away for so long. If you've read my last couple of blogs, you'll see why. Basically, I had to run away from a stalker and life has really sucked since the first of the month. But we're settling into our new home and I'm ready to get back to Sparking regularly. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all well and ready to join me in making this a better year all the way around. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Sun, 26 Feb 2012 14:09:12 EST New Year's Resolutions As I get ready to leave (at o'dark thirty) to drive to Disneyland tomorrow, I happened to have a thought. (Other than it was quiet around here and maybe it was time for a new thread.) <BR> <BR> Do you make New Year's Resolutions? And will you share them here? <BR> <BR> <em>447</em> <em>447</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 18:31:16 EST Welcome November and Holiday eatings!! Are you ready? It's almost here. The season of holiday parties, family gatherings and food everywhere. <BR> <BR> I'm ready. I think. It always comes down to choices and can I make the right ones. Can I pick the healthy foods? Can I keep from overeating? <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving is always tough. All my favorites are around. Mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, dinner rolls and butter. Yum! I think this year, instead of trying to "be good", I'm just going to use a smaller plate and not fill it... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 22:16:55 EST Chit Chat~ Share your thoughts or ideas here :) Just for the heck of it, I thought it would be fun to have a topic where we just chat. Chat about anything and everything. It would give us all a chance to get to know one another and maybe give you fearless (or fearful) leader an idea of which direction to steer this little team of ours. <BR> <BR> Do you need more support? or ideas for healthier eating? ideas for exercise? <BR> What has helped you the most here on Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> What do you want to talk about? Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:19:25 EST We've gone quiet around here... I'm hoping that means that everyone is out being active and getting healthy and reaching their goals! <BR> <BR> Anyone want to just chit chat? Wed, 5 Oct 2011 00:00:20 EST What do want to get out of this team? We seem to have become stagnant as a team. There's not much activity (yes, I miss Dreamcatcher64). <BR> <BR> So my question to all team members is what do want to get from this team? What kind of topics do you want to discuss? <BR> <BR> For me, I want to get to know you all so that I can provide the kind of support that you need. I have a great support system around me and I'm getting lots of support from some of you. I think that's why I'm so successful this time. I feel like I'm getting s... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 11:38:10 EST EVERYDAY LIVING.....TIP OF THE DAY !!! SHOPPING AT THE DOLLAR STORE.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Bring a list to the dollar store <BR> The trick to saving money sometimes is not spending money. Just because it costs a dollar doesn’t mean that it is a bargain especially if you don't need it. Stick to the list! <BR> <BR> Overspending without thinking is easy at dollar stores, so before you toss an item into your cart, ask yourself whether it’s on your list– and, if it’s perishable, whether you will consume it before it spoils. <BR> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 08:17:29 EST Better choices for our favorite treats/meals I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the snacks and treats we've found work to satisfy a craving for a taste or texture. I've found some pleasantly surprising and tasty choices are out there, if you look. <BR> <BR> For example, sometimes I like to sit down with a bowl of ice cream after dinner. But the fat and calorie content is just too high to try to work into my goals. But by doing some label reading at the store, I found that most frozen yogurts are fat free and taste reall... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 14:45:40 EST Discouraged I have an autonomic disorder. I suspect, well, I am almost 100 percent sure, it affects my daily calorie expenditure. So I asked a question on the message boards. I got a reply I need to see my doctor about medical advice. <BR> <BR> I don't want medical advice! I just want to know, should I change my dang activity setting to allow for more caloric intake since I lost weight too fast. <BR> <BR> My doctor will tell you I know more about POTS than he does! UGH!!!! <BR> <BR> I don't have a h... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 10:40:01 EST USE AN EMOTICON .....HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY???? <em>250</em> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:40:16 EST Help <em>40</em> <BR> Can anyone tell me how to change the ticker it has kg in brackets and it should be pounds? <BR> Sun, 28 Aug 2011 06:56:22 EST Introducing Myself Hi, My name is Olenkie Tebogo, I'm gald to join your team..I was very attracted by the fact that I can regard myself as the most awesome person.. which I never used to do .. Remembering that will go a long way in boosting my morale and self esteem and hopefully keep me on track with keeping up with my fitness program.. which is my biggest fall out. <BR> <BR> I hope to interact with you in a positive way. <BR> <BR> Thank you for having me. <BR> <BR> Olenkie Sat, 27 Aug 2011 05:44:00 EST SP TRIVIA CHALLENG ....WHAT DID YOU GET TODAY??? Collecting Spark points can be fun and a great way to learn new and useful information. All you have to do is go to MY TRACKERS at the top left hand corner of your page. Go to SPARKPOINTS and collect as many points as you can. The Trivia Questions are at the bottom of the sparkpoints. How many did you get today???? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I managed to get.....3/4 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:16:16 EST WHAT TO DO TO KEEP TEMPTATION AT BAY..... When you are tempted to eat because you are bored, you think you are hungry when you really aren't, or just because you love the taste of food what are some alternatives to get your mind working in a more productive manner. Any suggestions team mates.... <BR> <BR> I will start with some of these ideas, <BR> <BR> Polish your can't eat with wet nailpolish. <BR> Get up and take a walk around the block. <BR> Go window shopping. <BR> Snack on something healthy like raw veggie... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:03:44 EST Hello and good morning! Hi there, thank you Dreamcatcher for the invite <em>30</em> <BR> My name is Janie, I am 45 and an ME/CFS sufferer but try not to let this bring me down. I have gained a lot weight due to lack of exercise and comfort eating or contentment eating as I like to call it. I have had a bad start I only joined yesterday and I ended up diving in the biscuit tin at 1am in the morning, I have sleep issues and I was lay there trying to switch off and listening to my rumbling tummy but all I could think... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 05:01:18 EST Hey Hi. I'm Meghan. <BR> I'm 20 and looking for a healthier and happier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I'm going to school full time, working a job and planning a wedding. I'm hoping to lose between 16 to 20 pounds by next march so I can look extra beautiful in my wedding dress for the end of May. <BR> <BR> I'm loving Sparkpeople! I'm very happy to be joining this community! Tue, 23 Aug 2011 22:10:55 EST Looking for vacation help~planning ahead Hello you beautiful people!! I hope you are all doing well! <BR> <BR> I am looking for ideas for staying on track during a vacation that will be coming up at the end of the year. My husband and I are going to take our two kids to Disneyland for our daughter's 10th birthday. Her birthday is 12/28 so we will have already gotten past the holiday trial. We're looking at four days in Disney but we're not staying on the resort. <BR> <BR> So I want to plan ahead and get some ideas for travel snack... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:44:51 EST Where, oh where has DREAMCATCHER63 gone? I've been enjoying DREAMCATCHER63's topics, questions, and fun. But for the last couple of days, she's been silent. I can't see her Sparkpage either. And now I see she no longer leads this group. <BR> <BR> Come back, DREAMCATCHER63, you're missed! <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 23:52:46 EST CHIT CHAT ROOM.... I must admitt I'm not much of chit chatterer but I thought now that so many of you are becoming friends that I would open this up for you. this will be a great place to get to know each other even better. <BR> <BR> Have yourselves a wonderful day a week my sparking friends. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:50:49 EST How Many.....TOTAL SPARKPOI NTS...Do You Have ?? 747 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:44:13 EST SPIN OF THE WHEEL...HOW MANY DID YOU GET TODAY 5 <em>347</em> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 09:41:08 EST Hello! Hi! My name is Heather, and I'm from Ashland, KY. I'm 24 years old and I have a beautiful 9 month old baby boy named Damien Patrick. Ever since I had him in Nov. 2010, I've been struggling with my weight. I'm now 50lbs over my goal weight, and I have absolutely no time/motivation to lose it since I have the baby 24/7. This seems like a great place to get started, so I'm willing to give it a try! I tend to slip out of my diets easily, so this is going to be a challenge! Fri, 12 Aug 2011 10:33:15 EST DID YOU READ A BLOG TODAY..... <em>224</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:03:27 EST DID YOU DRINK SOME WATER TODAY??? <em>248</em> <em>91</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:02:14 EST FRUIT OR VEGGIE CHALLENGE.... Banana, coleslaw, potato salad, tomatoes <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:00:55 EST WOOHOO.....IF YOU MOVED THOSE BEAUTIFUL BODIES <em>244</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:58:50 EST A - Z....... HOPPIING SPREE Atlas Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:57:39 EST A - Z.......THREE LETTER WORDS ate Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:56:52 EST LAST LETTER ....BEGINS THE NEW WORD happy <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:55:57 EST BONUS SPIN....HOW MANY DID YOU GET 2 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:54:35 EST GOODIE GIVE AWAY ......... This game is a great way to get to know each other by visiting other spark pages and giving support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a goodie to someone on our Strengthen and Tone Your Body team. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 44, 121, 333, 2445 etc. you give a goodie! <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:48:38 EST HOW MANY POINTS TILL YOUR NEXT TROPHY???? . Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:47:50 EST RESTING OR WORKING OUT.... Working Out. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:42:45 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY ??????? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have the most trouble meeting my daily requirements for... <BR> <BR> Fruits <BR> Vegetables <BR> Fruits and Vegetables <BR> Whole Grains <BR> Protein <BR> Healthy Fats <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I really have trouble with eating enough whole grains. I need to work on this area of my healthy eating plan. <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:22:52 EST