SparkPeople Lightening Up As the Days Grow Darker Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=53936 Taking up the end of year challenge Coach Nicole blogged about, we are committed to setting goals taking us to December 31, 2011 and basking in thee positive results on January 1, 2012! SparkPeople Lightening Up As the Days Grow Darker Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=53936 SparkTeam Theme Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45395293 I think I've found our SparkTeam's theme song: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkiP7y0fauk& </link> <BR> <BR> What do folks think? <BR> <BR> Don Tue, 6 Dec 2011 08:26:53 EST FYI: Andrew Weil, MD, Anti-Inf lamatory Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45368933 In case you have the time and interest to learn more, I have posted this information for easy reference. Dr. Weil's recommended daily amounts of the various nutrients correlate with what SparkPeople suggests, which is a great vote of confidence for the medical validity of the SparkPeople.com program data. I copied-and-pasted this directly from Dr. Weil's website: <BR> <link>www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02012/anti-i<BR>nflammatory-diet </link> <BR> <BR> The Anti-Inflammatory Diet is not a diet... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:56:30 EST Keeping company slogging through.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45152336 How about BOOKMARKing this page and coming here to complain, toot our horns, share concerns, moan, and help each other to keep on keeping on??? <BR> <BR> In any case, I'm starting this thread to see if it fills a need for us as a forum for support and feedback.... <BR> <BR> Typing the topic, I made a typo -- "Keeping company slopping through...." -- and almost left it, ' 'cause it's sorta' the way I feel -- "slop, slop, slop" -- LOL! Sat, 19 Nov 2011 09:11:56 EST December 30-31! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063159 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share. WOW -- we made it through!!! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:30:55 EST December 22-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063140 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share...oh, and joyful holidays!!! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:29:39 EST December 16-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063117 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:28:16 EST December 9-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063109 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:27:48 EST December 2-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063105 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:27:18 EST November 25-27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063091 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:26:42 EST November 18-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=21787x53936x45063081 Base your check-in on goals you set for yourself, as well as the ups and downs presented by the week that you wish to share. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:26:04 EST What This Team Is All About http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45047119 During these final weeks of 2011, we want to turn around some carelessness and lack of focus we have fallen into. Coach Nicole gave us some great ideas in her November 9, 2011 blog, 8 AMAZING GOALS YOU CAN ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 8 WEEKS <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=what_goals_will_you_reach_before_<BR>the_end_of _the_year </link> <BR> <BR> Her blog was just the "cage-rattling" that I needed and I, that same day (November 9), used it as a "jumping off point" in my End of Ye... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:04:58 EST Questions or help needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45045767 I walked 340 steps in 5 minutes. I did that three times. This means I met my minimum activity requirement (in my *weakened state* hahaha). <BR> <BR> Does anyone have an idea how to translate 1020 steps in 15 minutes into how many minutes it takes me to walk a mile. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 14:35:49 EST Ideas, Strategies, Resources, Links, et cetera http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45045701 What does anybody know about Tony Horton? or The 10-Minute Trainer Workout? <BR> <BR> <link>www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_pr<BR>ograms/10_minute_trainer.do?gclid=CNTW<BR>kZXmsawCFULs7Qod_SybHg&code=SEM_GOOGLE<BR>_TMT&extcmp=vkj29dfj32118&ef_id=o1FOUo<BR>QiKVcAAAFS:20111112191006:s </link> Sat, 12 Nov 2011 14:27:59 EST Coach Nicole's Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45045672 Your Healthy Lifestyle Blog: <BR> 8 AMAZING GOALS YOU CAN ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 8 WEEKS <BR> By: Nicole Nichols : 11/9/2011 <BR> <BR> So last week when I bought my 2012 planner for work, I suddenly realized that counting this week, we have just eight weeks left in 2011. I can hardly believe it myself! <BR> <BR> This is the slow time of year for health clubs, where the parking lots are suddenly empty and you can practically see tumbleweeds blowing across the fitness floor. I know from exper... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 14:24:35 EST Encouragement, in whatever form.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45042419 Today's HEALTHY REFLECTION: <BR> <BR> <BR> OVERCOMING OBSTACLES ONE AT A TIME <BR> <BR> Fall seven times. Stand up eight. <BR> -- Japanese Proverb <BR> <BR> Your goals may not come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy to get discouraged when roadblocks appear--in fact, it's only natural. You've invested time and emotion into creating the perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up. <BR> <BR> Sometime... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:43:37 EST Who Are We? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x53936x45036592 I'm Maha, who got us into this mess <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> A few factoids: <BR> <BR> ~ friends call me Maha, the world-at-large calls me Valerie <BR> <BR> ~ I like to think of myself as an itinerant gypsy, living now in the mid-south near Little Rock <BR> <BR> ~ I'll be 70 on my next birthday Feb 23; I'm purdy damned healthy and I wanna stay that way <BR> <BR> ~ I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian since 1980, and I have acquired great amounts of information on how to eat whole organic food... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:32:08 EST Weekly Reporting In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45036196 I'm editing this to let you know that I've set up the more formalized check-in once a week between Friday and Sunday as a Forum, with the weekly check-ins created as Topics: <BR> Nov 18 <BR> Nov 25 <BR> Dec 2 <BR> Dec 9 <BR> Dec 16 <BR> Dec 23 <BR> <BR> Then we'll celebrate one another's victories the first week of 2012! Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:03:58 EST Problems, er, Opportunities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45036113 Whatever is bugging us, driving us crazy, not working for us...we can come here with to simply "get it off our chest" or to reach out for help. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:56:47 EST Daily Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45036096 Successes large or small we want to share with one another day-in, day-out. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:54:35 EST What are your goals for this challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x53936x45036062 This is the place to state what you want to do between now and the end of the year, whether they be "measurable" goals, being consistent with one thing that will make a difference, and/or.... <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:51:48 EST