SparkPeople CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!! Team Messageboard Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive! SparkPeople CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!! Team Messageboard January 2017 Challenge With the Holidays over and we are wanting to get back into our healthy lifestyle, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - CARDIO - At least 3 times per week <BR> 3 - STRENGTH - At least 2 times per week . <BR> 4 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 5 - PAMPER - Yourself 15 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer ... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:42:11 EST December 2016 Challenge With the Holidays upon us and attending Holiday parties, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - EXERCISE - At least 10 minutes per day. <BR> 3 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 4 - EAT - Breakfast every morning. <BR> 5 - SLEEP -8 Hours Each Night. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer yes or no to each goal. Look forward to... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 05:32:42 EST Returning User I used to belong to Sparkpeople many years ago and have just rejoined in the hopes of getting back on track. I am currently unemployed and staying in my parents' guest room while I look for a job (it's been 4 months so far) and have been feeling even more down on myself than usual. On top of that, my beloved kitty, Disney, passed away unexpectedly a month ago. She was only 8. My mother doesn't like cats, so Disney was staying at my brother's house. Her brother Cheshire is still there and I am... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 20:06:55 EST How do you avoid bingeing on Chocolate One bite means the whole bar to me and maybe more. How does everyone avoid bingeing? Tue, 3 Feb 2015 23:37:17 EST DAILY "SWEET" TALK <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I thought that I would start a daily forum--catchy title, huh!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Sometimes I want to post about what's going on for the day!!!!! What about you? <BR> <BR> I'm just relaxing, watching a movie--then I may read or cook. <BR> <BR> Be back tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Elise Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:23:27 EST Wha is the best chocolate you ever had? The best chocolate, to me, is Gertrude Hawk & Wilbur's!!!!!!! They are so creamy taste SOOOOOOOOO good!!!!!! <em>493</em> <em>494</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:45:16 EST December 2014 Challenge With the Holidays upon us and attending Holiday parties, this challenge is an individual challenge that you can do to accomplish the goals. The goals to achieve are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1 - WATER - 8 Glasses per day. <BR> 2 - EXERCISE - At least 10 minutes per day. <BR> 3 - VEGETABLES - 5 per day. <BR> 4 - TRACK Your CALORIES. <BR> 5 - SLEEP -8 Hours Each Night. <BR> <BR> To participate just copy the five goals in a reply message and answer yes or no to each goal. Look forward to you par... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:15:47 EST A summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:57:01 EST Take it or leave it? Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. <BR> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:42:01 EST Addicted to chocolate? I have to admit it. I have a chocolate addiction. Can't pretend I don't. I'm in trouble now, once again doing the addiction thing, stuffing chocolate in as fast as I can. <BR> <BR> Back in the mid '80's I stopped chocolate altogether. I switched to carob, which does not have the theobroma and didn't set me off the way real chocolate does. It's disappointing stuff, not the Real Deal. Like decaffeinated coffee. Not the Real Deal. <BR> <BR> I eventually went back to real chocolate, and ... Mon, 19 May 2014 20:55:38 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:09:15 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:49:48 EST What are you eating to lose weight? I know this sounds crazy but at almost 290 lbs. and scared of death because my LDL is so high, i know I need to lose the weight. The problem is that i can't seem to get enough calories. I have no appetite. So I decided to try the boxed of 5 day Nutrisystem from Walmart. It's not bad. Your suppose to add healthy carbs and protein to the meals. I have been on Muscle Ensure for a while now because I am so de-conditioned. So I found drinking a chocolate Ensure and eating a Nutrisystem meal for br... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:11:41 EST Open Forum Today I went with my ex-hubby to his diabetic doctor to be a patient advocate. My ex told him that I was making him use Sparks people. He showed him his food grafts and his diabetic record and the MD was so impressed that he went on to SP immediately to see what it was all about. I bet he refers all his patients to SP now. This isn't the first time I have told an MD about us. I figure I am really spreading the word around. <em>252</em> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:07:03 EST New to chocolate lovers Hi and I'm new. I'm Karen and love chocolate big-time! Especially just the right taste for that perfect time. Like sometimes I'll crave a plain Hershey chocolate bar or a Snickers or a white chocolate bar, etc. Oh, I know, we all have our favorites. That can be my downfall so much and yet at the same time, I'm trying to eat it more rarely and when I do, then it's in moderation, with just a small size. I know that I can't eliminate them completely, so I know that I have to find a way tha... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:22:17 EST Sugar Free Chocolate Recipes Anyone? I was wondering if anyone has ideas, or recipes that they like for sugar free/low sugar chocolate. I'm mostly into dark chocolate, but anything would be great at this point. I've started the Atkins Induction Plan, and even though I haven't had any of my usual stuff, (it's only been 1 week) I know at some point it's going to make me a little nuts! <BR> <BR> The only thing I have found so far is the sugar free chocolate puddings, but they have 15 carbs too. I'll bet it won't be easy to fin... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:22:26 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:37:06 EST A Halloween puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:51:28 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:20:36 EST As if we need another reason... <link><BR>smart-love-chocolate/ </link> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:55:29 EST "U" turn We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:55:32 EST August puzzle <link><BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:59:28 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:14:19 EST Summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:22:24 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:05:46 EST A Memorial Day puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:54:17 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:15:27 EST A puzzle for Saturday <link> </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:40:05 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good dancer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:28:57 EST Playing favorites What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 11:59:08 EST Bird is the word There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:24:08 EST An Easter puzzle <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:59:42 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:55:03 EST Place names "end to end" Give a place name that starts with the last letter of the name before. For instance, if I say Moscow you could say Wisconsin. This is a big world with many place names, so let's come up with a lot! <BR> <BR> Montreal Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:37:07 EST Saturday Silliness 2/16 What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> What's one thing that's guaranteed to make you smile? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you have a tablecloth or placemats on your table righrt now? Sat, 16 Feb 2013 14:55:30 EST A Valentine puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 00:43:57 EST Blue "J" Okay, they don't have to be blue. But we're looking for words that start with the letter "J." <BR> <BR> justify Sat, 2 Feb 2013 10:52:15 EST Manmade objects A to Z Tools, buildings, utensils, vehicles -- anything people make and use. We humans are a creative bunch, so let's come up with a lot of them! <BR> <BR> ambulance Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:32:12 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- we're looking for words that start with the letter "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:39:43 EST School subjects A to Z There are a LOT of them! How many can we come up with IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER? <BR> <BR> algebra Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:28:58 EST A Christmas puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:13:37 EST Saturday Silliness 12/1 What's winter like where you live? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate either Christmas or Hanukkah? <BR> <BR> Do you like snow? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite cold-weather food? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone skiing or ice skating? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 01:13:25 EST NO!!! <link><BR>ortage-will-raise-prices/517538512/?ic<BR>id=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl3<BR>%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D234541 </link> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:16:47 EST Double letter words A to Z Cheerfully cribbed from another team. <BR> <BR> allow Sat, 17 Nov 2012 13:38:34 EST Thanksgiving dinner game Let's come up with all kinds of great stuff for Thanksgiving dinner, traditional or not! <BR> <BR> Turkey (duh) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 11:23:40 EST A pretty puzzle You can change the cut to make it as easy or as hard as you like. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:56:00 EST Spooky Saturday Silliness 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever worn a Halloween costume? If so, which was your favorite? <BR> <BR> 3. Have you ever carved a jack-o-lantern? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like scary movies? <BR> <BR> 5. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:31:19 EST Desperate to find exercise buddies via skype Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I just set up a few days ago and I can’t wait to start using it on a regular basis lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I se... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 05:51:44 EST Seven-letter words The title says it all -- how many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> concert Sat, 13 Oct 2012 10:28:45 EST Saturday Silliness 10/6 1. Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite kind of soup? <BR> <BR> 3. What was your first car? <BR> <BR> 4. How many siblings do you have? <BR> <BR> 5. Are you a fan of any sports teams? If so, which one(s)? Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:45:39 EST Desperate For exercise Buddies Via skype!!! Hi <BR> My name is Brandi ...I'm new to this online support group and YES YES YES I LOOOOOOVE CHOCOLATE!!!! Dark, milk, white and anything and everything inbetween lolol!!! I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do i... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:07:06 EST Movies "by the numbers" We're looking for movies with numbers in the title. Forms of numbers, like "first," etc. also count. There are a lot, so let's work our brains (or Google!) and come up with a lot. <BR> <BR> The Magnificent Seven Sat, 29 Sep 2012 10:53:02 EST Saturday Silliness 9/22 Have you ever ridden a motorcycle? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> If you're American, who was President the year you were born? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's a fashion you wish would die forever? Sat, 22 Sep 2012 10:46:18 EST September Saturday Silliness What do you like best about autumn? <BR> <BR> How was your summer? <BR> <BR> Are you or anyone else in your house going back tro school? <BR> <BR> It's the start of football season! Are you a fan? <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:41:05 EST Classic games No joystick, controller or "system." How many classic card, board and playground games can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Chess Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:36:50 EST "Do" tell We're looking for words with the syllable "do" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> bulldozer <BR> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:17:55 EST Are "U" ready? Easy -- we're looking for words that start with "u." <BR> <BR> utter Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:16:34 EST Three-word phrases A to Z Simple. If, for instance, my letter was R I could say "read a book" and the next person could say "set a date." Okay, let's go! <BR> <BR> any day now Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:27:05 EST First time here, cho-co-holic big time So glad I found this team! I dont know why or what has changed in my life but the last week or so I feel like I cant live without it. I think about it several times a day and have even "secretly" eaten it in the car so no one will see me stuff myself. <BR> I feel awful and I know its affecting my health and weight loss...what on earth is going on? I have always been a choc-co-holic but not this bad.. any ideas? Sat, 11 Aug 2012 20:26:58 EST Song titles A to Z How many song titles IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER can we come up with? <BR> <BR> All the Time (Johnny Mathis) Sat, 4 Aug 2012 00:19:39 EST Things that make us smile How many things give us a big grin? Let's list as many as we can. <BR> <BR> Playing with kittens. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:15:43 EST Saturday Silliness, foodie edition Do you like to cook? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked? If you're a vegetarian, what is your favorite entree? <BR> <BR> What's a bad food habit you're struggling with? <BR> <BR> What foods are you picky about? <BR> <BR> Do you prefer sweet or savory? Sat, 21 Jul 2012 10:48:24 EST Right now... What's your weather? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet? <BR> <BR> What, if anything, are you eating/drinking? <BR> <BR> What do you hear? <BR> <BR> How do you feel? Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:39:59 EST "N" the beginning Easy -- words that start with "n." <BR> <BR> neighbor Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:43:41 EST Positives A to Z We hear (and use) too many negative words, including about ourselves. Let's see how many positive adjectives, in alphabetical order, we can come up with. <BR> <BR> Awesome Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:14:34 EST I need all the support I can get. I am so addicted to chocolate that I if I allowed myself I could eat it all day long. I am already 214lbs and not happy, with my size. I need to get control of my addiction but yet I don't want to give it up completely. I need as much advice and support to control my addiction and that is why I would love to join the group. <BR> <BR> Thanks Rachael. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 21:32:17 EST Either/Or Tell which of a pair of items you prefer, then suggest a new pair of items for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roses or orchids? Sat, 23 Jun 2012 10:53:16 EST Saturday Silliness 6/16 Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite summer activity? <BR> <BR> Would you ever try an extreme sport (skydiving, bungee jumping, etc)? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite veggie? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fruit? <BR> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 11:44:34 EST Saturday Silliness 6/9 What kind of phone do you have? <BR> <BR> Do you own/are you owned by any pets? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite picnic food? <BR> <BR> Did you have a lemonade stand as a kid? Sat, 9 Jun 2012 10:21:29 EST "Colorful" movie titles How many movie titles with colors in them can we find? <BR> <BR> Goldfinger Sat, 2 Jun 2012 00:37:54 EST Saturday Silliness 5/19 Are you eating/drinking anything right now? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Not counting the spread, how many blankets are on your bed today? <BR> <BR> You're offered your choice of your dream car or dream vacation. Which do you choose? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ethnic cuisine? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate most? Sat, 19 May 2012 10:35:24 EST World cities A to Z This is a big world. In alphabetical order, how many cities on all of the inhabited continents can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Athens, Greece Sat, 12 May 2012 12:01:58 EST Name Five Name five: <BR> <BR> Foods you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Books you've read: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Movies you've seen: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Songs you like: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> Places you've been: <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. Sat, 5 May 2012 10:24:48 EST Saturday Silliness 4/28 1. Counting the one you live in, how many countries have you visited? <BR> <BR> 2. What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> 3. When was the last time you roller skated? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you like granola bars? <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like to do any crafts? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:26:38 EST "Colorful" song titles How many song titles with colors in them can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Blue Velvet Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:25:45 EST Saturday Silliness 4/14 What sounds do you hear right now? <BR> <BR> What was your first pet as a child? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> Coconut -- love or loathe? <BR> <BR> What was the last book you read? Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:16:22 EST Occupations A to Z How many careers, in alphabetical order, can we come up with? There are a lot, so let's be creative! <BR> <BR> architect Sat, 7 Apr 2012 10:15:03 EST Saturday Silliness 3/31 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have? <BR> <BR> What color was your first bicycle? <BR> <BR> How do you like your eggs cooked? <BR> <BR> What color towels are hanging up in your bathroom right now? <BR> <BR> Have you ever been to a farm? Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:51:08 EST Flowers A to Z In honor of spring, let's see how many flowers we can name in alphabetical order. Blooms from all seasons are welcome. <BR> <BR> Aster Sat, 24 Mar 2012 10:48:34 EST Saturday Silliness 3/17 1. It's St. Patrick's Day! Do you have any Irish in you? <BR> <BR> 2. As a kid, did you walk/bike to school, or did you ride the school bus? <BR> <BR> 3. What's your favorite type of cookie? <BR> <BR> 4. Do you sleep on your side, back or tummy? <BR> <BR> 5. Finish this sentence: "One thing I'd love to do today is..." Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:32:21 EST "Colorful" phrases We're looking for phrases of two to four words with a color in them. Here we go: <BR> <BR> In the pink Sat, 10 Mar 2012 10:18:22 EST weekly weigh-in <em>192</em> Dropped 2 pounds this week after being at a plateau last week. For a total of 12 pounds here at Spark. Thanks for the support. Good luck losing everyone. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:16:33 EST Saturday Silliness 2/25 What month/day is your birthday? (Don't worry, we won't ask you the year). <BR> <BR> If you could buy your dream car, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Road trips -- love or hate? <BR> <BR> Night owl or morning person? <BR> <BR> Spring is coming -- what do you like best about spring? Sat, 25 Feb 2012 10:32:02 EST Farmers' Market A to Z IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, how many fruits, veggies and herbs can we find? There are a lot, so let's keep this going! <BR> <BR> asparagus Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:18:11 EST New to Chocolate Lovers Hi, I am new to the team and yes oh yes I love chocolate. I do not remember a time when I didn't. I allow myself some everyday. Especially DARK CHOCOLATE. Yummy. <em>493</em> <em>494</em> <em>484</em> <em>255</em> <em>475</em> <em>35</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:40:17 EST Just for fun (Cheerfully cribbed -- er, BORROWED -- from another team) <BR> <BR> What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> Dece... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 10:21:20 EST Homonyms Homonyms are words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings (such as hale and hail). How many combinations can we find? <BR> <BR> Pear, pare and pair. Sat, 4 Feb 2012 00:48:47 EST Sorry a little late.... I actually joined Spark People a couple weeks ago, but have not sent an introduction message. I am married to a Certified Executive Chef and I have a beautiful daughter. <BR> I graduated in Psychology and recently left my job. I decorate cakes and enjoy making candy, cookies, and recently dove into bread making. <BR> I am ready to take this journey and would love all the support I can get! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 00:28:31 EST Name a cool song from any era! From the Fifties (or earlier!) to today, how many great songs can we remember? <BR> <BR> Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones Sat, 28 Jan 2012 10:13:10 EST Chocolate, it's not just for breakfast anymore! Hi! I've been a chocoholic for over twenty years, but I love dark chocolate the best! Well, up to 90% anyway. I bought a 100% cacoa bar one time, but you gotta be hardcore chocolate lover for that! It's strong! I've been on SparkPeople for nearly five years, but have only recently kicked up my weight-loss efforts. I'm doing pretty well, now, and thought it was about time I joined a chocolate lovers team. I LOVE the Low Fat Dark Chocolate Muffin recipe I found on SparkRecipes and eat on... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 18:08:09 EST "G" whiz! We're looking for words that start with the letter g. <BR> <BR> grand. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:47:13 EST It's "go" time! We're looking for words with the syllable "go" in them. Beginning, middle or end, doesn't matter. There are a lot of them, so let's see how many we can come up with. Are you ready? It's go time! <BR> <BR> outgoing. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:09:53 EST Silly Saturday Sentences Finish these sentences: <BR> <BR> 1. Is it just me, or <BR> <BR> 2. One thing that always makes me smile is <BR> <BR> 3. If I could erase one thing from the world, it would be <BR> <BR> 4. My idea of a perfect day would be. <BR> <BR> 5. Right this moment I would really enjoy Sat, 7 Jan 2012 10:15:34 EST Take it or leave it Easy -- tell if you'd take or leave the suggested item and then suggest an item for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller coasters. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:52:08 EST Saturday Silliness, favorites edition What is your favorite: <BR> <BR> Food? <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> TV show? <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:31:52 EST Holiday songs Let's list our favorite holiday songs here. And not just Christmas -- if our Jewish friends have special Hanukkah songs, please include them! (Please, just one to a post. We want everybody to have a chance to participate.) <BR> <BR> O Holy Night Sat, 10 Dec 2011 11:16:56 EST Either/or Tell which of a pair of items you'd prefer, then suggest a new pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Sandals or sneakers? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:26:49 EST What the "L" Words that start with "L." <BR> <BR> lasting Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:40:46 EST Thanksgiving A to Z Everything we love about Thanksgiving in alphabetical order! <BR> <BR> apple pie Sat, 19 Nov 2011 10:32:12 EST Saturday Silliness, Thanksgiving edition Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> If you do, what are your plans this year? <BR> <BR> Stuffing -- in or out of the bird? <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? <BR> <BR> What's a favorite Thanksgiving memory? Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:31:09 EST Chocolate Lover from Pa Hi All, <BR> <BR> Glad to find this team. I was just sitting here looking at the different teams and there you were. Funny because the one thing I have tried to give up for this weight loss journey is my beloved chocolate. <BR> <BR> I think I'll try making the chocolate angel food cake in the spark cookbook. Has anyone tried it yet? How was it? <BR> <BR> Hope to make many chocolate loving friends. <BR> <BR> Judy Mon, 7 Nov 2011 14:34:13 EST Love Chocolate Joined this team because I have such a weekness for all things chocolate. Just hoping to find ways to incorporate it into my diet. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 10:28:34 EST M&M's As you've probably already guessed, we're looking for words that start with "m." <BR> <BR> Milestone Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:52:35 EST Chocoholic here <em>213</em> New to the team but definitely a chocoholic. Can't stay away from the stuff. Just glad to hear that just a little bit a day is ok and even good for you. Unfortunately I have a husband who hates the stuff but thats ok as long as he doesn't try to stop me from having any. Glad to have found a team like this. <em>493</em> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 12:01:15 EST Celebrity Name Game Easy. Name a celebrity. The next person has to name another whose first name starts with the last initial of the previous one. For instance, if I say Ben Affleck, you could say Anne Hathaway. Let's not confine it to actors, though. Musicians, athletes, writers and filmmakers are all fair game. <BR> <BR> Okay, here we go: Jennifer Garner. Sat, 22 Oct 2011 13:07:37 EST "D" Day How many words can we come up with that start with the letter d? <BR> <BR> derive Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:07:57 EST Phrase fun <link> </link> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:07:06 EST Saturday Silliness 10/1 What do you like best about October? <BR> <BR> How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite cool-weather comfort foods? <BR> <BR> Did you trick or treat as a kid? <BR> <BR> If you were going to dress up this Halloween, what would you be? Sat, 1 Oct 2011 11:32:00 EST Double, double Easy -- how many double-letter words can we find? Any letter, any position in the word. Let's see if we can come up with "oodles" of them! <BR> <BR> Bookkeeper Sat, 24 Sep 2011 10:35:29 EST Saturday Silliness 9/17 What did you have/are you having for breakfast? <BR> <BR> What's the weather like today where you are? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite hobby? <BR> <BR> Have you visited any foreign countries? <BR> <BR> What are your favorite fruits and veggies? Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:08:06 EST The S Curve How many words that start with S can we come up with? <BR> <BR> similar Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:52:37 EST Bodies of Water A to Z How many lakes, rivers and other bodies of water can we come up with? <BR> <BR> Aegean Sea Sat, 3 Sep 2011 10:28:55 EST Saturday Silliness 8/27 Have you ever gone on a cruise? <BR> <BR> Do you drink milk? <BR> <BR> Have you/would you ever use a tanning bed? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite type of weather? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite comfort food? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 10:16:30 EST Palindromes Palindromes are words that begin and end with the same letter. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> level Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:40:29 EST Saturday Silliness 8/13 What's the last song you listened to? <BR> <BR> What's yoru favorite color? <BR> <BR> Have you ever turned a cartwheel? <BR> <BR> What's your morning beverage of choice? <BR> <BR> What is/are your favorite TV show(s)? Sat, 13 Aug 2011 10:16:48 EST Hot Chocolate recipes wanted! Hot Chocolate is my comfort drink.....I love it! <BR> Mum would make it using pure cocoa powder, milk and sugar when I was younger! <BR> Now I want hot chocolate to be either rich and strong or flavored with vanilla.... so I am on the hunt for low fat recipes!! <BR> Years ago when my husband and I went to Mexico I fell in love with the hot chocolate there. <BR> Since then I have been searching for a hot chocolate that tastes the same..... <BR> If you have a great hot chocolate recipe to share... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:21:58 EST Chocolate and Fresh Fruit... What type of fresh fruit do you like to have with chocolate? <BR> Raspberries and strawberries....yummy! Tue, 9 Aug 2011 16:17:21 EST Chocolate Lovers Unite!! (New Member) Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular group, as the title says Chocolate Lovers Unite!!, i absolutely love chocolate, my favourite flavour is turkish delight, if anyone has any hints/tips/advice that they can give me, to try and conquer my cravings for this luvly sticky sweet tasty treat, then i wud be eternally gratefull, as god knows i need the bloody well help!!!!, if anyone wants to they are quite welcome to browse my sparkpage,as al... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 07:21:56 EST Take it or leave it Easy -- tell if you take or leave what I suggest, then suggest something else for the next person. <BR> <BR> Roller blading. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 10:46:24 EST What would you like to try chocolate with? For me...I've always heard about chocolate and chili powder...... I just can't even begin to imagine the 2 flavors mixing...? Mon, 1 Aug 2011 00:48:21 EST Child's Play How many kids' games can we come up with? Any type, any order (brief explanations of regional or family-invented games). <BR> <BR> Hide and seek Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:12:19 EST Love at first sight... Any team that has a goal of eating chocolate is the team for me! I am on this journey but I refuse to deny myself, just learn to love new things and instead work on quantity. I doubt I'll ever be the girl not wanting chocolate, so why not learn to work it into weight loss? <BR> <BR> I have a weight loss blog below [skinnycherries] and welcome any and all followers! Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:43:24 EST Saturday Silliness 7/23 How far do you live from the town you grew up in? <BR> <BR> Do you like to bbq? <BR> <BR> Do you like cheese? <BR> <BR> What's the furthest from home you've ever been? <BR> <BR> What's your all-time favorite book? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:54:42 EST Chocolate is best. Glad I found this wonderful team who is not afraid to make chocolate part of their healthy lifestyle. I am about 2 weeks into a healthier lifestyle. Working toward a 40 lb weigh loss and a fit body. I know giving up chocolate is a recipe for failure so I am trying to work it in smartly. I am definitely more selective on what I spend the calories on when I do eat it so that is one positive change. <em>4</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:34:05 EST Pick Six Couldn't be easier -- how many six-letter words can we come up with? <BR> <BR> course Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:39:04 EST Two words -- change one Easy -- change one word in the phrase below. The next person changes another word, and so on. <BR> <BR> blue bird Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:47:44 EST Saturday Silliness 7/2 What are your plans for the Fourth of July? <BR> <BR> Have you ever climbed a tree? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone barefoot outside the house? <BR> <BR> How hot does summer get where you live? Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:20:29 EST "C" you later Easy -- words that start with a "c." <BR> <BR> Culture Sat, 25 Jun 2011 09:50:24 EST Team Icon? Does anyone know where the recipe of information for the team icon might be? I'd kill for a piece of that cake! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:27:17 EST Either/Or Easy -- tell which of two different items you prefer, then suggest another pair for the next person. <BR> <BR> Here we go: kosher or sweet pickles? Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:32:13 EST Animal Kingdom A to Z Let's see how many we can come up with. (Technically insects aren't animals, but for our purposes they can be included here). Here we go: <BR> <BR> Alpaca Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:01:46 EST Saturday Silliness 6/4 How old were you when you first got your driver's license? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Do you sleep with one pillow or two? <BR> <BR> Where are you in your family's birth order? Sat, 4 Jun 2011 00:25:31 EST Conga Line Words (Borrowed from another team). <BR> <BR> The last two letters of the previous word start the new word. For instance, if I say talentED, the next person could say EDucate, and so on. Please be sure your word ends in two letters that actually start a new word (someone posted a word whose last two letters don't start any words!). Okay, here we go: <BR> <BR> considER Sat, 28 May 2011 09:59:56 EST My Birthday cake this year!!!! <em>213</em> fellow chocolate lovers!!! I opted for my second choice for a birthday cake this year since my lazy co workers in the bakery did not want to go to the trouble to make me a red velvet cake I am getting a mini cake ALL chocolate there goes the diet but I am way under what I should be for that day so I am ready. <em>107</em> Fri, 27 May 2011 14:13:42 EST My Blogs Hi fellow chocolate lovers, I have been posting my weight loss progress on my spark page and I am getting the word out on the message boards for my fellow team members to go to my spark page and comment on them. Just go to the "My Spark Page" tab and that will get you to my spark page and then click on the "Blogs" tab and that will take you to my blogs that I have posted and then click on the "comment" tab and post a comment. THANKS!!! Tue, 24 May 2011 11:52:21 EST Men's Names A to Z Nicknames and foreign names are also welcome. <BR> <BR> Adam <BR> Sat, 21 May 2011 10:03:15 EST Saturday Silliness 5/14 What’s one food you will NEVER eat no matter how good it is for you? <BR> <BR> What’s one food you’ll never give up no matter bad it is for you? <BR> <BR> If they made a movie of your life, who would you want to star in it? <BR> <BR> What’s your favorite fruit? Veggie? <BR> <BR> Who was your first big crush? Fri, 13 May 2011 23:18:13 EST Greetings Another chocolate lover here - nice to "meet" you all! Thu, 12 May 2011 23:32:31 EST Saturday Silliness 5/7 What would be your absolute dream car? <BR> <BR> How do you like your steak cooked (or are you a vegetarian)? <BR> <BR> When’s the last time you laughed out loud? And what caused it? <BR> <BR> What is/are your driving pet peeve(s)? <BR> <BR> Are you a late-night snacker? Sat, 7 May 2011 10:19:31 EST Ten things about YOU Tell us ten things about you. Anything you like – serious or silly, important or trivial. Let’s learn more about each other: <BR> <BR> My ten: <BR> <BR> 1. I have two great kids. My son Frank, who’s totally disabled, lives with his dad in San Francisco. In spite of being in a wheelchair, he’s the fastest girl-chaser in this part of the state. And I have a little redheaded angel-girl in Heaven. I’m sure she’s keeping Sts. Peter and Patrick VERY busy! <BR> <BR> 2. I’m downright sickeningly p... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:35:45 EST Either/Or Which do you prefer? (And yes, “neither” is an acceptable answer.) Tell us your preference, then ask two new for the next person. The subjects can be anything you like, so let’s have some fun! <BR> <BR> Roses or tulips? <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 09:44:32 EST Hello Hello chocolate lovers! New to SparkPeople. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:32:57 EST Hi! I LOVE chocolate!! What's up? I found this group and it screamed my name.....I am obsessed with chocolate. It is literally my only weakness. I adore it. I would eat it all day everyday if I could. Too bad it's not diet friendly (total bummer) but I still try and work it in every now and again. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:29:12 EST Saturday Silliness 4/16 Do you celebrate Passover, Easter, or another spring holiday? Or none of the above? <BR> <BR> If you celebrate one of the holidays, how will you celebrate this year? <BR> <BR> What’s one of your favorite spring holiday memories? <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy casinos or gambling? <BR> <BR> If you won a huge lottery jackpot, what would you do with it? <BR> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 10:28:27 EST Dark chocolate vs. Milk chocolate? I love all quality chocolate! But I LOVE dark the most! Which do you prefer and why? ;-) <BR> "All of the evil that people have thrust upon chocolate is really more deserved by milk chocolate, which is essentially contaminated. The closer you get to a pure chocolate liquor (the chocolate essence ground from roasted cacao beans) the purer it is, the more satisfying it is, the safer it is, and the healthier it is." (Arnold Ismach, "The Darker Side of Chocolate") Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:00:27 EST Right on "Q" Couldn’t be simpler – words with a “q” anywhere in them. <BR> <BR> Squall. <BR> Sat, 9 Apr 2011 10:28:47 EST Saturday Silliness 4/2 What’s your shoe size? <BR> <BR> If you had enough money to hire one person to help you reach your weight/fitness goals, would you hire a nutritionist or a personal trainer? <BR> <BR> What spring/summer produce do you enjoy most? <BR> <BR> What household chore do you hate worst? <BR> <BR> What’s one thing you really love about spring? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 23:59:33 EST The "Star Movie Star" Game This is a fun game I cribbed – er, BORROWED – from another team. Name a star, movie and costar. The next person names a movie the costar was in and someone who costarred in THAT film. For example, if I say “Vivian Leigh was in Gone With the Wind with Clark Gable who was in…” the next person could say “The Misfits with Marilyn Monroe who was in…” (Google is a huge help with this game.) Classic films or modern are all fine, as long as they’re linked by costars. Let’s see how far we can go! <BR>... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:53:06 EST Hello Fellow Chocolate Lovers! <em>213</em> Fellow Chocolate Lovers! <BR> <BR> First of all, I would like to thank the team for the "Dark Chocolate" SparkGoodie and message welcoming me to the team. <BR> <BR> Dark chocolate (with 80% or more cocoa) is my favorite, but I enjoy ALL kinds of chocolate. Because of my dietary restrictions due to digestive problems, I must limit the amount of chocolate I consume. Therefore, I find that the "quality" of the chocolate I choose is very important to me -- I am very satisfied... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 07:15:50 EST choco-peanut butter addicts Definitely try Alton Brown's recipe for fake Reese's peanut butter cups! I'm sure you can find it by googling it. It is really freakin good. I had to buy tiny muffin cups and a paintbrush for the project, but it's worth it. My boyfriend ate one I had stored in the freezer, and didn't get why I was so proud. He thought they were real Reese's. When I told them I made them, he thought about it and agreed that this recipe tastes way better. <BR> <BR> Of course, this is not diet-friendly. I make ... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:50:20 EST Saturday Silliness 3/19 What color are your eyes? <BR> <BR> If you were going on a round-the-world tour, what foreign city would be your first stop? <BR> <BR> Do you have kids? Brag them up here! <BR> <BR> When you were little, what was the first thing you can remember wanting to be when you grew up? Did you do it? <BR> <BR> What’s an accomplishment you’re particularly proud of? Sat, 19 Mar 2011 11:44:33 EST Saturday Silliness 3/12 What's the last live show or concert you attended? (Yes, your kids' school productions count.) <BR> <BR> Do you sing along with your car radio/CD player? <BR> <BR> Do you like scary movies? Depends on the "scary." <BR> <BR> What does your bedspread/comforter look like? <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how? Sat, 12 Mar 2011 10:20:31 EST New Chocolate Items What new (to you) chocolate item have you tried lately. <BR> <BR> Had a piece of Chocolate Chess pie, interesting taste. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 19:17:49 EST Chocoholics anonymous I cannot tell u how thrilled I am to find your team! I am a chocoholic to the death! This is one thing I will not, not, not give up. I will not deprive myself of chocolate. I have no problem with dark chocolate. That really has not been a problem to switch to dark chocolate. My husband says he doesn't like it b/c it's too bitter, but.... he has eaten dark chocolate items that I have not informed him of and never said a thing. So it's all in his head. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I look for... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 14:47:49 EST Four-letter words -- change one Start with a four-letter word. Change one letter to make a new word. Please don't add, just change. We want the words to stay four letters long. Here we go! <BR> <BR> Note Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:57:24 EST March full of Chocolate Goodness Chocolate Chip cookie week is coming up: 2nd week in March. <BR> <BR> And the week after that is American Chocolate Week. I'm not sure if that means a chocolate week in America or a week to celebrate American chocolate. <BR> <BR> March 19 is National Chocolate Caramel Day. <BR> <BR> March 24 is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day. <BR> <BR> March 28 is National Black Forest Cake Day. <BR> <BR> Additionally, March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, so we can turn that into a Chocola... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 01:21:48 EST I might die. Seriously. Ok, maybe not seriously. But still. <BR> <BR> I've had major digestive issues for the past couple of years and a couple weeks ago, I went to see a Naturopath that did some electro-field food sensitivities test on me. <BR> <BR> Well, the list of food intolerance's was quite hefty and among the bacon, aspartame, and bananas, there lies chocolate. <BR> <BR> Yep, that's right. Chocolate. My body doesn't jive well with it apparently. <BR> <BR> So his recommendation was to cut out all the t... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 17:06:30 EST Saturday Silliness 2/26 What's the weather like where you are today? <BR> <BR> You're going to the Oscars! What are you wearing? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pizza topping? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite picture book as a kid? <BR> <BR> What was your first car? Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:54:30 EST hi every one and im a chocoholic;) this is the place for me does any one have a recipe that can satisfy my sweet tooth? Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:50:28 EST Beverages A to Z Couldn't be easier -- anything to drink, in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> Apple juice. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:47:27 EST Just for fun What did you do today? <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> <BR> January-------I kicked <BR> February------I loved <BR> March--------I karate chopped <BR> April----------I licked <BR> May----------I jumped on <BR> June----------I smelled <BR> July-----------I did the Macarena With <BR> August--------I had lunch with <BR> September----I danced with <BR> October-------I sang to <BR> November-----I yelled at <BR> December-----I ran over <BR> <BR> Pick the day (number) you were born on... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:41:19 EST Would You Give Up Chocolate? Would You Give Up Chocolate totally if your doctor told you they highly recommended it? <BR> <BR> That would be very hard for me and I am not sure I would not fall off the wagon; more like hump off head first. <BR> <BR> We are making an effort to cut back with no box of chocolate fro V-day. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:07:24 EST Spit or swallow? Simple -- I name a food, you tell me if you'd swallow or spit it out. Then you name a food for the next person. <BR> <BR> Figs. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:54:00 EST Saturday Silliness 1/29 What's your favorite color? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> If you could have one superpower, what would it be? <BR> <BR> Do you own (are you owned by) any pets? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's your favorite movie star? Sat, 29 Jan 2011 11:01:43 EST National Chocolate Cake Day January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 02:09:47 EST Craziest Craving Concoctions What's the craziest thing you've ever concocted in the kitchen to try and satisfy a chocolate craving? <BR> <BR> My most recent experimentation involved mixing quick oats, brown sugar, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Fat Free Spread, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Mix all the dry ingredients with just enough Spread to make a stiff mass that will hold together in a ball. It was actually pretty tasty and candy like. Zap it in the microwave for a little bit and it tastes sort of cookie like. It wa... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 13:12:11 EST Saturday Silliness 1/22 If you could take a vacation to any one place in the world, where would it be? <BR> <BR> What makes you angrier than anything? <BR> <BR> Would you ever sky-dive or bungee jump? <BR> <BR> Have you ever played a team sport aside from PE class? <BR> <BR> You have enough money to hire a chef, a chauffeur or a housekeeper. Which would you choose? Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:10:57 EST I..I've found my people! I love chocolate. It makes everything taste better. Ok, maybe not asparagus but everything else! I'm and equal opportunity chocolate eater--expensive, low cost, I'll take it. But I am partial to Jacques Torres chocolates. And a regional favorite called "Blue Monday". Sat, 22 Jan 2011 03:30:16 EST Saturday Silliness How old were you when you learned to read? <BR> <BR> What was the first car you ever owned? <BR> <BR> What's your guilty pleasure? (G-rated only, please!) <BR> <BR> What's a talent you wish you had? <BR> <BR> Morning person or night owl? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 11:03:03 EST Saturday Silliness What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> Book? <BR> <BR> Movie? <BR> <BR> Song? <BR> <BR> TV show? Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:25:15 EST This isn't some kind of sick joke, is it?! Hi everyone my name is Laurie and I'm a chocoholic. There, I've said it. Now I feel better. I'm so glad to have found this group. Chocolate is a major weakness for me. I've been looking for some ways to indulge without over indulging. I hope you all can help me out. I can't wait! Yay! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 17:08:50 EST Fun Friday Fives (foodie edition) What's one food you'll never give up no matter how bad it is for you? <BR> <BR> What's one food you'll never eat no matter how good it is for you? <BR> <BR> What's one food you seriously wish you didn't love? <BR> <BR> What foods do you refuse to compromise on? I.e., real butter, cheese, etc. <BR> <BR> Do you prefer salt or sweet? Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:21:15 EST Favorite holiday traditions What is/are your favorite holiday tradition(s)? They can be related to your culture, your family, or something you created yourself. <BR> <BR> For me, it's the Christmas Eve candle. In Ireland a lighted candle is placed in the window on Christmas Eve night (since I live in earthquake country, I use a battery candle). <BR> <BR> During the British occupation, practicing the Catholic faith was a capital crime. The candle marked the house where Christmas Mass would be said. However, the British... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 12:51:44 EST What's your favorite holiday memory? Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or whatever -- what memory is your fondest? <BR> <BR> I have two. <BR> <BR> When I was six my paternal grandmother made me a gorgeous royal blue wool coat. With the scraps she made a matching one for my doll. She even printed the note in the box because I couldn't read script yet. She went to Heaven the following summer and became my first guardian angel. Her name was Margaret. I named my daughter for her. A couple of years ago I had a dream that she was sitting... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:22:24 EST Holiday A to Z (Not just Christmas -- let's include Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and whatever else you celebrate!) <BR> <BR> A = angels Sat, 4 Dec 2010 12:30:21 EST Hello everyone I was just browsing thru blogs and the Spark pages of random bloggers, and happened to see your team on someone's Spark page -- I eat chocolate just about every day without fail -- I should fit right in here.... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:54:35 EST Where did your screen name come from? Mine is my old ivillage name. I wanted Ladyirish (of course), but it was already taken. So I added 317 for the date of St. Patrick's Day, 3/17. Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:02:42 EST Mmmm, Chocolate... Hi I'm new. When joining teams, I figured I would come here because yes, I am a choco-holic. <BR> <BR> I recently told someone who was poo pooing the fact that I was stuffing myself with snack size M&Ms(She was "too good" to eat chocolate.)that upon my deathbed, I want nothing given to me but chocolate. <BR> The BEST for me is dark chocolate. I like to eat it with peanut butter. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 01:17:14 EST Black Forest Trifle This recipe is my own creation. <BR> <BR> Chocolate pound cake (bought or make yourself) <BR> 1 can cherry pie filling <BR> Cooked chocolate pudding (from mix or homemade) <BR> Whipped cream <BR> <BR> Break the cake into small pieces. Place half in a large bowl. Spread the cherry pie filling over the cake. Place the other half of the cake over the cherries. With a chopstick or skewer, poke holes all the way through all over the bowl. Pour the hot pudding over the top. Chill for at least two... Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:16:00 EST Northern California newbie Hi! My name's Mary and I live in Sonoma County, CA. I love dark chocolate -- dark, darker, darkest! Toe-curling dark. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to meeting all of you. Tue, 19 Oct 2010 11:13:04 EST Hi All I Am New Hi all I am new. Fri, 15 Oct 2010 09:32:49 EST PMS/Period Hunger? Hey - so every month around my period/PMS I'm tired, cranky, and HUNGRY! I feel like I could eat a house and I don't want a house made out of lean chicken breast, I want a house made out of chips, nachos and chocolate. Even if I resist the temptation of the high calorie foods, I still find myself being hungry all the time. Is this normal? Does it happen to anyone else and if so, how do you deal with it? Fri, 15 Oct 2010 01:12:48 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:07 EST Hello All! Hi! I'm new here - I've started Sparkpeople before but never completely jumped in (I logged calories on occasion and read an article once in a blue moon but that was it) and now I'm ready to get involved in all aspects of it! I can't wait to start seeing the number on the scale go down!! Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:37:06 EST Be choosy about chocolate- ---today's feature Good article today by Liza Barnes on the Spark People home page,,,Not all chocolate is created equal and to be healthy and enjoy chocolate it can actually be one of the most healthy foods you put into your mouth...agreed?? Tue, 31 Aug 2010 21:55:52 EST Will Not Give Up Chocolate :-) Hello! So glad there's a group just for us chocoholic people! Even better that we can eat our chocolate and lose weight too, because that's the one thing I can't see giving up. The darker the better! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:49:49 EST any other gourmet chocolate lovers? I have a deep love for Perugina dark chocolate. Expensive. Worth every bite! Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:34:27 EST Hi I am new I have always known that chocolate is my drug of choice. Lately, I have done a LOT better with it. My new strategy is to include it in my daily food planning. 1/3 of a serving of dark chocolate right after lunch A piece of heaven for sure. I also do things like 100 calorie Klondike bars etc...but I try not overload my diet with sugar. It isn't easy. <BR> Looking forward to meeting you all! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:06:03 EST OMG so glad I looked up chocoholic!! Hi I'm new to SP and this team. As I said I looked up chocoholic and found y'all!! I'm so glad1 I can't live without it lol. My hubby and I were is Target today and they have all that Target special chocolate on display it drove me crazy to walk on by. My DH notice and said "That's going to be the hardest or you isn't it" Sweet sweet man I told him yep sure is. I came straight home and searched for support YEAH TEAM!! Sat, 3 Apr 2010 17:14:52 EST A Chocolaty Hello Hello. I just started on SparkPeople a couple weeks ago, but I have friends that have used it to various degrees of success. I've dragged a few more friends along with me. <BR> <BR> I live in St Paul & work in Mpls MN. Single with 1 grown daughter. I spend my week days staring at spreadsheets & dealing with business emergencies. My hobbies include cooking & costuming for theater & sometimes dance & compulsive social planning. <BR> <BR> There is a definitely lack of getting up & moving in ... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:38:05 EST Lifetime Chocoholic I have been a chocoholic all my life. It can be a real downfall for me and my weight. I know that if I'm going lose weight then I have to have more control over my chocolate obsession. Just as long as I don't have to give it up completely. Sat, 27 Feb 2010 20:53:34 EST I love chocolate!! So this seems like the best group to be in. I have a huge problem with eating chocolate. I seem to crave it all the time. We keep Dove Dark chocolate pieces in the freezer and I always tell myself I will only have one but it ends up being more like 3-4. Once I have something chocolate I always want more and sometimes that leads me to eating other things. I am hoping that maybe being in this group I can find the help and support I need to stop eating that so much and concentrate on losing thos... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 14:42:03 EST Caution about using "chocolate" for a password! I came across this article on the internet that I thought I would pass along. Us, being chocolate fans, I thought some may be using the word "chocolate" for a password. Did you know that chocolate was the 28th most used password among one survey group of one million users? I know I have in the past used this password and still used it in a couple of places. I've changed these passwords now. Beware of hackers and protect yourselves! <BR> <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> Here is the article: <BR> <B... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:29:24 EST Love That Chocolate! And it loves me back! My name is Heather, and I eat chocolate, preferably dark, and preferably without having to share. :) Not that others in the household don't try, but luckily chocolate is bad for cats (I have two that hang around like vultures when they see food), and my twin sons are too little yet. <BR> <BR> My biggest Chocolate challenge at the moment is GS cookies. My 9-year old sold 300 boxes last year, and easily four dozen of them were to me and my husband. I have boxes for s... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:40:07 EST Ah....Cho colate!!! I only eat chocolate when I have something to celebrate (fortunately for me, I can find something worth celebrating everyday!) Yea! I found my car keys! Yea! my phone still has two bars! Yea! The dog didn't chew up both of my slippers! Looking forward to learning how everyone else deals with chocolate cravings or better still...found a way to work them into their diet without detriment! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:24:02 EST What is your favorite chocolate food item to eat? What is your favorite chocolate food item to eat? <BR> What is something that you just can't resist or is really hard to not indulge in............... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mine has to be a whoopie pie! These are better known in New England and especially here in Maine. Here's a photo if you don't know what they are: <BR> <BR> <link>kitchenwitchcookie.files.wordpress.c<BR>om/2009/09/whoopie-pie-vanilla-creme.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> They have also been featured on Oprah as one of her favo... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 21:39:51 EST It's Official Chocolate is good for you Just finished a Spark article, Chocolate a not so Guilty Pleasure, so maybe at least dark chocolate should be a food group. lol <BR> <BR> Maybe we should campaign for it to be one. Sun, 20 Dec 2009 13:02:41 EST How do you cut down? I am a serious chocoholic, always have been. Theres no such thing as too much chocolate for me. Luckily, I have been blessed with a petite body and fast metabolism, so it has never caused me to gain weight. But I know that three brownies a day is not healthy! <BR> <BR> How do I cut down and resist the cravings? Is it okay to have a serving of a chocolate a day (such as one small brownie as dessert)? I cannot live without rich, delicious chocolate! Sat, 26 Sep 2009 18:06:29 EST Dark Chocolate Rasinets I was looking for the new Craisinets, and was unable to find them. So I decided to pick up a bag of the dark chocolate rasinets...since I love dark chocolate. I'm not a huge raisin fan....but these are sooooo GOOD!!! I ate the whole bag myself in one day. I decided to buy another bag the other night and portion out the servings in little bags. Yeah....that didn't work; I ate all of them in one day! I don't think I will be buying these anymore since I can't seem to keep myself away from ... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:33:00 EST Free chocolate on Fridays Just and FYI- I do NOT endorse MARS. They give out free chocolate coupons on Fridays- go to their site at 7 AM ET and sign up. Have a sweet friday! Thu, 3 Sep 2009 17:37:05 EST Let's talk about CHOCOLATE!!! OK - now that I have everyone's attention. HI!! <em>213</em> <BR> My name is Pam & I live in South Dakota. I am new to the team this morning & am a definite chocoholic!!! There's no gettin' around it! I have been yo-yoing around Spark for a couple of years now, but starting to go in the right direction once again. <BR> Check out my page & I hope to get to know everyone - see u around the boards!! Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:55:58 EST Hello Everyone! I love chocolate too! I love trying new Chocolates and I just heard about the Chocolate Show in New York and really want to go! <BR> Right Now my favorite Chocolate is a Russian Chocolate bar called Alenka. My boyfriend's friend goes there all the time (he's there right now) and he knows to always bring me back some Chocolate. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know everyone and share some recipes. <em>213</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:30:41 EST Another chocolate lover! Hi Everyone! I was bloging about my chocolate addiction and thought to myself...there must be a chocolate lovers team out there...and to no avail, look what I found! Now this is my kind of team! <BR> <BR> <em>494</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2009 21:29:23 EST I've joined the right team for sure!! Hi my name is Pattianne and I'm new here..but not to S.P. I'm sure glad I was "looking" and found a Chocolate team..I've been here on S.P. for a few years on and off..and never seen "this" team before! <BR> <BR> I live in Vancouver Canada...I was away for a while and just came back...Since June 1st I've lost 19 pounds..I average 1-2 pounds a week my "diet" is minus ANY Chocolate and I'm a dedicated "Chocoholic" lol...See my "chocolate" webpage link below where my weight ticker is..I have ove... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 04:45:57 EST I'm a Chocoholic with hundreds of recipes!!! Hi..OMG I can't believe I found this team dedicated to "chocolate"!!...I love it with peanut butter too.. <BR> I'm new to this team but not to S.P...I live in Vancouver Canada...I was away for a while and just came back...Since I've been gone I really started dieting..since June 1st I've lost 19 pounds so far!!..I average 1-2 pounds a week "diet" is minus ANY Chocolate of any kind..I'm a dedicated "Chocoholic" lol...see my all "chocolate" webpage link below where my weight ticker is..... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 04:03:29 EST chocolate coconut m&ms I just tried these the other night. They are very tasty (though not dark chocolate). I was sad to find out there is not a scrap of coconut in them though - the coconut is artificial! Thu, 6 Aug 2009 15:11:13 EST No Post Hi <BR> <BR> I havent been getting any post from Spark People for two days now so I am just visiting my teams to see if I can 'spark' the mail off again. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading this Tue, 4 Aug 2009 06:07:59 EST Hello Hi <BR> <BR> I cannot believe that there is a group that lets you eat chocolate! I am looking forward to finding out how to do this! <BR> <BR> Nancy Mon, 27 Jul 2009 09:57:42 EST I confess! I totally gave in to the advertising for Hershey's new 'meltaway' kiss. (It's everywhere!!! - well at least in all my magazines) Not bad, for a tiny chocolate hit. <em>4</em> Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:26:57 EST was good today! all i had was a small fudge pop! Thu, 16 Jul 2009 06:55:26 EST LOL! This may sound crazy.... ......... I have decided to do a 30 day sugar elimination challenge -- I have done this before & it really broke all cravings......LOL!! Do I adore chocolate? YES!!!!!!!.......but I need to break this weight plateau more. =) I will enjoy in moderation my 85% Green & Black's Chocolate somewhere down the road. <BR> I just need to do this. =) <BR> <BR> I invite anyone to join me......I begin tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Jul 2009 22:46:23 EST This is my team for sure! =) I LOVE chocolate, but only indulge in the dark kind. I could inhale milk I stay away from that. My favorite is Green & Black's 85% dark !! I eat this kind daily. It cravings. =) <BR> <BR> YUM!!!!!! .....glad to join you, and I joined your team's goal too. Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:33:05 EST Chocolate binge... :( Since joining SP almost a month ago, I've done really well controlling my cravings and not eating THAT much junk food. For my graduation my aunt got me a HUGe basket of chocolates. I did well for awhile, but the other day.. OH MY! it was a disaster! no more chocolates left- I ate them all!! <BR> <BR> Why do I do this to myself? Now I feel horrible and don't even want to exercise. I need a kick in the butt! <BR> <BR> Frustrated... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 11:58:06 EST Hershey's Chocolate World I have a Spark friend staying with me ---she's from Canada---so last week we traveled up to Pennsylvania to meet up with other Spark friends. All 4 of us went to Hershey's for a wonderful day. We did the chocolate tasting there---that was fun and we learned some interesting facts. Did you all know that cocoa beans are white at first? We were thinking of going to the Hershey Museum which has a chocolate tasting of chocolate from 6 areas of the world but we ran out of time. I want to go ba... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:57:57 EST todays chocolate... I had a small chocolate shake I know this is naughty, but i have a very sore throat and it makes it feel so much better! puts the fire out! Wed, 1 Jul 2009 01:59:09 EST Hello new to Chocolate lovers! Hello Donna here. I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!! need i say more! whats your best fix for chocolate? <em>4</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 01:57:07 EST Who doesn't love chocolate :) Just joined this group after joining Spark about a week ago. <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd say Hello to the group <BR> <BR> <em>494</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:54:18 EST Today is my birthday... And dh has made a dark chocolate mousse! (The best splurges in life are chocolate ones right?) Mon, 8 Jun 2009 10:12:34 EST Chocolate University! This is hilarious (well, actually it's pretty cool, and I might even try it one day when I have just a teensy bit more time on my hands): an online, months-long "Chocolate University" program. You sign up for $12.95/mo and learn everything about making chocolate from a real chocolatier. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I couldn't resist signing up for their "101 Things You Must Know About Chocolate" ebook. <BR> <BR> Chocoholically yours, <BR> Jennifer Tue, 2 Jun 2009 02:28:30 EST 500th Member! Hi, I'm Sophie. I LOVE chocolate...the darker the better! I have a little every day - who couldn't? :D Fri, 29 May 2009 22:39:39 EST Chocolate Ganache Cake I recently made this cake (from Taste of Home Healthy Living) when we had guests. It was yummy and very easy. <BR> <BR> ------- <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-Ganache-Cake-2 </link> <BR> <BR> Chocolate Ganache Cake <BR> <BR> SERVINGS: 12 <BR> TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 2 ounces 53% cacao dark baking chocolate, coarsely chopped <BR> 2 tablespoons butter <BR> 3/4 cup boiling water <BR> 3/4 cup Domino® or C&H® Gra... Tue, 19 May 2009 03:15:40 EST Make a Mom Proud Mother's Day the kids are in a group being asked 'What can we do for mom on Mother's Day'. My little girl raised her hand and replied, "Give her chocolate!". <BR> <BR> Touched my chocoholic heart I tell ya. <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 May 2009 14:43:40 EST <em>411</em> Go to <link> </link> to download a coupon for a free KFC meal (2 pcs. of their new grilled chicked, 2 sides and biscuit). Have to download asap since I think download deadline is tomorrow. Wed, 6 May 2009 13:23:00 EST How can other people live without chocolate? I had to join this after struggeling for a week now with binge eatings every day. My cravings always start with chocolate. I'm getting crazy if I don't get at least some chocolate every day. It's so hard since I quit smoking. I hope it will get better in a few days, weeks,... Oo <BR> I'm gaining weight at the moment and I hope it will stop soon. I can't resist chocolate! =( Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:25:29 EST Cocoa Date Oatmeal has a recipe for "Cocoa-Date Oatmeal". A super chocolate way to start the day! <BR> <BR> I'm not the biggest fan of traditional oatmeal (I'll eat it in 'cookie' form) <em>20</em> . However, kicked up with a teaspoon or two brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon this was nice low calorie, high fiber breakfast. <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 08:41:08 EST time to say thank you and goodbye. as i am now allowed to exercise this past month and that alot of the other teams have been doing challanges that i am on,i don´t have as much time as i had before with the computer.especially as my 5month old is not sleeping as much as he used to and now needs more i had to decide to let a couple of my teams go.sorry this happens to be one of them.hopeyou all´s been lovely here but i have to make time somewhere.i will be around on this team a couple more days then a... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 05:13:27 EST Chocolate Vitamuffins I found a box of Chocolate Vitamuffin mix at the store today. The Spark People tout these as 'Vitalicous!' just like the company who makes them. I went ahead and made them and plan to take them to work for breakfasts. Have any chocolate lovers tried them? Are they really as good as they sound- I don't know, with only 100 calories and all those vitamins I am somewhat skeptical (though I paid over $6 for the mix!) Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:07:02 EST Have you ever tried it? Well, Have you ever had chocolate dipped bacon? It is the “new” thing here in the fairs. It first showed up on the Florida State Fair and I saw it (and Had it) on the Strawberry fair. Let’s not talk about the calorie bomb it is. I tried because I had to. I was expecting something special, a synergy between the two opposite things. Well, it is only bacon with chocolate. My partner and I ended up splitting the thing. He had the rest of the bacon, and I had the rest of the chocolate. ... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:04:38 EST I've banned Nutella So, I spend my day been good about eating and trying to eat properly. Then, after dinner I decide to have some Nutella. “Only one spoon”. Well, it happens that this spoon ends up being the whole jar (maybe one and a half) and in 2 minutes I have had the calories allowance for a week! That’s why I decided to ban Nutella for, at least 2 months. I started on March 1st, but decided to wait a bit until this “announcement” to see if I would stick to it. Well, I have. The trick “not having at... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:02:03 EST Favorite Tips to Lose Weight & Keep it Off Hey, I thought everyone could post there best tips on weight loss and how to maintain and keep it off. I like to work out when I wake up on an empty stomach (because that way my body has to convert glycogen into glucose from my fat stores to give me my fuel for the workout. If I ate before, it would just take the calories from my food. I am not saying this will work for everyone, but I find I have more than enough energy and even feel more energe... Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:45:26 EST Aloha! Chocolate Lover in Arkansas! Aloha y'all! <BR> I'm Renee' from Arkansas. I have a hubby of nearly 23 years and 4 great kids. <BR> <em>129</em> <em>493</em> <em>129</em> <BR> I LOVE CHOCOLATE!!!! <BR> <em>129</em> <em>493</em> <em>129</em> <BR> I have chocolate every day. <BR> I also follow a low carb plan. <BR> The two didn't mix well until one day I happened upon an excellent find. Lindt Excellence 85% cocoa extra dark chocolate bars. They are my favorites and even if I wasn't low carbing, it would still be my... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 19:24:37 EST Newbie from NE Ohio Hi, my name is Vanessa and I am from Parma, Ohio and I am a chocoholic. I love chocolate, especially dark chocolate. I just can't get enough of it. I'm trying very hard to stay away from chocolate right now and I have bought some sugar free chocolates, but I don't want to try them just yet. I didn't give up chocolate for lent, but I am trying to stay away from it as much as I can during lent. I gave something else up for lent, however, I'm not Catholic. My significant other is and I do ... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 18:34:04 EST I'm a newbie in Japan! Hi everyone! My name is Christi & I'm a total chocoholic! We're currently stationed in Japan & you would not believe how much the Japanese love their sweets! (More than Sushi, I swear!) It's so hard to resist b/c not only are they beautiful, but sooo good! However, I'm doing my best to cut back since the sweets don't like my hips as much - I'm so excited about this group & I look forward to becoming acquainted with you all! Tue, 24 Feb 2009 01:36:34 EST Giving up Chocolate for Lent <em>39</em> <em>40</em> <em>104</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:44:38 EST New from NE FL I am new to this team but not to SP. I joined in late December 2008 and love it. I love chocolate and but I eat it in moderation though sometimes I go crazy. My inlaws call me the family chocoholic. <BR> <BR> Martha Mon, 23 Feb 2009 06:30:36 EST It's the most wonderful time of the year! Hi all! I'm new to the group. I'm Lisa and I LOVE Easter candy. My all-time favorite will always be Cadbury Creme Eggs. My love for chocolate is probably why I need to lose weight in the first place, but I don't see why chocolate can't be part of a healthy lifestyle (in moderation). I'm excited to see how the rest of you manage to continue to lose weight without giving up your favorite foods! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 01:16:02 EST Who got chocolate for Valentine's day? I got some awesome Vosges truffles and chocolate hearts. I had to hold off eating them on V-day because my husband and I were going to the chocolate affair. It's a yearly event in Ogden. It's a fundraiser for the opera with hors d'oevres and lots of great chocolates- chocolate covered fruits, fudges, cordials, creme puffs, it was awesome! I had my first truffle last night (dolche de leche) and I was in heaven. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:19:45 EST Best Chocolates at the candy stand. Do you agree? I saw this article in Real Simple magazine & had to share with you. Do you agree with their picks? <link><BR>t/0,21770,674540,00.html?xid=weeklynews </link> Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:59:45 EST Chocoholic here! I saw this team on someone's spark page and boy was I excited! I drink hot chocolate (low fat or non fat) every morning and have a piece of dark chocolate every day. I live for really really good chocolate. My favorite is Vosges but it's pricy and not that easy to find so I settle for Dove. I've become such a snob that I turn my nose up at other stuff (probably good for my waistline). Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:20:32 EST Vitamuffins!!!! Have you guys tried these? The chocolate ones are so good. You just pop it in the microwave for 40 seconds and it's a nice 100 calorie treat. They have a bunch of fiber too. They are a bit expensive though. Does anyone know where you can get a good deal on them? Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:00:04 EST I Need a Brownie Recipe........ I was 280lbs. I now am 226lbs. I still have 66lbs to go. My journey is a long one but I'm trying to take it one day at a time and learn these healthy habits for life. My weakness is chocolate so if anyone has some low fat recipes send them my way. <em>493</em> Tue, 10 Feb 2009 12:11:22 EST i'm going to buy chocolate today real chocolate. I've been nearly perfect in my eating for a month, and I think I deserve a really good bar of dark chocolate. I absolutely love dark chocolate...especially those bars with the chillis in I'm going to use this as a test for myself. I'm going to buy the bar, and let myself have a piece or two every day. I think this will be a good reward, and a way to test if I have built up my willpower. i'm excited! Sun, 8 Feb 2009 09:45:06 EST New for Valentines... Has anyone tried the "3 Musketeers Mini Cherry & Dark Chocolate"? They are soooo yummy & only 25calorie each! I just found some on sale at my local grocery & put them in the freezer. Makes a guilt-free late night (or any time) pick-me-up! <BR> <BR> The hard part is only eating one or two <em>4</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 16:16:42 EST New in the cereal aisle Have the Kelloggs Mini Wheats Little Bites "Chocolate" landed in your super market yet? <BR> <BR> They are curiously 'small' biscuits for this style of cereal. My children devoured them - so I can't vouch for the chocolate satisfaction score as far as taste. They are a tick high on the sugar scale at 12g (we try to stay in the single digits per serving on the average for breakfast cereals), but they retain the decent fiber numbers of similar shredded wheat style cereals (6g). <BR> <BR... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 12:01:49 EST There is no life without chocolate! For two years, I was on Atkins and I lost 80 pounds. I've gained 40 of it back which is good considering I haven't gained it all back plus more. I ate low-carb candy with as few sugar alcohols as possible because the debate continues on how to count sugar alcohols. <BR> <BR> Anyway, since one piece of chocolate leads to a dozen more, chocolate is a problem. I try not to start eating it (sounds like alcoholism) before noon! <BR> <BR> People say you can have anything if you have it in moderat... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:25:21 EST hello all! I just joined the group today after spending the whole morning reading about chocolate, finding chocolate recipes, and thinking about how much I wanted some chocolate, lol. I was having some major cravings today, and I found a good recipe here that cured my craving. I was a chocolate addict before i started on spark a few weeks ago. I used to go buy a bag of dove dark chocolates and eat the whole thing in two days. I did this about twice a week! I needed it just about every day. So far I've ... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 20:12:59 EST National Chocolate Cake day! What a wonderful day! Today is National Chocolate cake day---why not go to recipe forum and make the Chocolate cake in a mug to celebrate---and then do some extra exercises to help burn it off---or do like me and make my splurge a meal---and take a multivitamin to make up for it---LOL Tue, 27 Jan 2009 09:11:25 EST New to Choco Team Hi all! I have always thought Chocolate should be in it's own food group. Glad to see there's a team to support that since I never exclude a food group from any changes I make in my eating habits. I like,"everything in moderation". <BR> Looking forward to hearing about new ideas for liter ways to continue to keep chocolate in my day, <BR> T Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:44:35 EST Would you ever try...? O.k. this sounds totally disgusting to me but, I was watching the food channel & they had a show with CHOCOLATE-COVERED BACON! Would you ever try that? <BR> <em>487</em> <BR> I think it sounds kinda *wrong*, but then again, I'm a Vegetarian so...Give me Chocolate-Covered Pretzles anytime! Sat, 17 Jan 2009 21:12:25 EST chocolate fest every day ritual Hey choco fans <BR> I stared a chocolate fest with my daughter everyday. We take low fat graham crackers put some frozen fat free whip cream and spoon on some no fat chocolate pudding. It looks like a chocolate smores. Sometimes I sprinkle a little reduced fat oreo cookie topping. Yumm Yumm Yummy. Looking for more low fat chocolate delights to enjoy Fri, 16 Jan 2009 13:44:58 EST New to you hi every body out there in chocolate world. I am a new member of your team. I love this site. I plan on reaching my goals every step of the way with of support of you chocolate fans out there in chocoville. <BR> Iris <BR> ps- I need some friends. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:59:27 EST High Protein Mocha Shake I found a new way to make one of my favorite off-limits treats (not off-limits because of calories, but because of a problem I have with mixing dairy and coffee - regular milk shakes unfortunately give me a terrible stomach pain the following day). <BR> <BR> The nice thing is that this is shake nearly dairy free (or at least lactose free), and has a high protein kick. Plus it tastes fantastic. At 300 calories it's not what you'd call "diet", but it can fit in if you don't have too many of th... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 03:47:29 EST justify your LOVE for dark chocolate. Here's twos site that justify my LOVE for dark chocolate. <BR> <BR> 1) How to To Impove your Health With Dark Chocolates <BR> <BR><BR>ealth-dark-chocolates.html <BR> <BR> 2) <BR> <link><BR>th-dark-chocolates.html </link> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 11:59:16 EST New to This Forum Oh, boy, is this the team for me! Even while losing 10+ pounds this summer, I made some room within my 1200-1550 calories every day for something from the Fifth Food Group: Chocolate. (I don't know how much I lost during the summer, because the whole time I never had a scale. Dropped off the wagon in September, but I found out, a few weeks back at the doctor, that I am still 10lbs lighter than when I started SP!) Sat, 27 Dec 2008 22:20:07 EST Newbie in the House Hello everyone. I have been with SP for a week now and I am loving it. I was so happy to find this group because I absolutely love chocolate. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 21:33:08 EST Christmas Candy ABC's Game Thought this might be a fun activity for this team. <BR> <BR> A--almond bark <BR> <BR> the next person does a B kind of candy, then someone does a C, etc. You can be creative with the hard letters if you wish and have them in the middle or somewhere in the word--Just capitalize it as a reminder. Tue, 25 Nov 2008 09:49:15 EST I am thankful for... ~SP <BR> ~this team <BR> ~freedom <BR> & <BR> ~chocolate sales!! Sun, 23 Nov 2008 10:24:42 EST Newbie This is the perfect group for me! <BR> One of the reasons I have gained weight is I have totally forgotten how to limit my intake of chocolate! <BR> I know a small amount of dark chocolate of is good for me, especially since I ahve chronic pain due to fibro. BUT I eat a hole big bar instead of just a small portion! <BR> <BR> Norma Thu, 20 Nov 2008 18:51:26 EST I am new Hi everybody. I am new very new like one week to be exact. I just love.....chocolates but dont very often get any to eat. <BR> <BR> Good luck to everybody and I hope to have a smooth time here. Mon, 3 Nov 2008 10:34:37 EST Good Chocolate Solves All Problems Hi everyone! Yes, I absolutely love chocolate. It is sometimes a curse but I am 38 and have kinda learn to embrace that about myself. A dream of mine is to visit Hershey, PA someday. :) <BR> I am looking for friends to support on this weight loss journey of mine. Surely I don't have to give up chocolate all together right? There has got to be other options I suppose. <BR> "Hand over the chocolate and nobody gets hurt." <BR> Visit my sparkpage & comment me if you are interested in a ne... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 16:25:40 EST Hello I am a newbie with an addiction to chocolate! I hope to learn the healthier way to keep chocolate as a part of my lifestyle. Wed, 24 Sep 2008 00:00:19 EST I PUT CHOCOLATE IN THE TRASH-AND SO DID MY HUBBY My mother in law bought two boxes of Chex Mix snack bars...these things were BEAUTIFUL I TELL YA!!! Covered in a chocolate syrup type coating,chocolate chunks...OMG..looked yummy....tasted...salty...too salty....couldnt shake it and had to throw it in the trash.Asked my husband later that night if he like it,he threw his out too. Has anyone else had the same horrible fate? <em>116</em> Sat, 20 Sep 2008 13:32:10 EST balance pure bar-chocolate cashew flavor these are so good! They are 170 calories, 9g protein, 4g fiber, 6g fat and 16g sugar. I will be stocking up on these. They taste like one of those Little Debbie brownies, similar consistency too! This is going to become one of my planned snacks! I'd consider it for breakfast or dessert too LOL. I have tried so many protein/energy bars and they are gritty or chemical-y but this one wasn't at all. <BR> <BR> eta- it's gluten free as well Wed, 17 Sep 2008 11:13:50 EST Chocolate Thief! What do you do when you have a chocolate thief in your house? I usually buy chocolate and put t n my refrigerator (I live in Phoenix,AZ). This way I have it when I get a taste or just simply want some chocolate. Saturday I came home from work - wanting a piece of chocolate (I had a piece in the refrigerator) and it was gone! I asked my son and he said that he didn't eat it (I believe him of course). When I asked my boyfriend not only did he say he had eaten it - but that it had been "sitting ... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:25:57 EST 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Some one just gave this recipe today. Here goes! <BR> Coffee Mug <BR> 4 T. flour (not self rising--just regular) <BR> 4 T. sugar <BR> 2 T. baking cocoa <BR> 1 egg <BR> 3 T. milk <BR> 3 T. oil <BR> 3 T. Chocolate chips (optional) <BR> small splash of vanilla <BR> (can put nuts in if desired, too) <BR> Add dry ingredients to mug: mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Add oil and milk: mix well. Add in choc. chips and vanilla; mix again. Put mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. ... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 20:44:06 EST Chocolate cookies I found the page with the recipe. Here it is: <link><BR>Wifes_Chocolate_Too_Diet/RECIPES/Entri<BR>es/2008/7/7_Chocolate_Protein_CookiesTM.html </link> <BR> <BR> You have to go to the Archives link in the recipes section. We're waiting for company so I wanted to put this up. <BR> <BR> P.S. I make these for my grandson. Info on Splenda bottom this page <link><BR>Wifes_Chocolate_Too_Diet/Cocoa_Info.html </link> <B... Sat, 13 Sep 2008 19:01:24 EST Chocolate SALES!!!!!! Just thought I'd let you know... <BR> <BR> This week at Rite Aid Pharmacy M&M/Mars Full Size Candy Bars (Snickers, Twix, Kit Kat, Reeses, etc.) are on sale 2/88 cents!! They have some other great deals on Fun Size bags too!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Tue, 9 Sep 2008 21:35:59 EST Chocolate Cookies! Awesome news. I made these cookies for friends over the weekend & they were fantastic! The site they're on is also fantastic, I've signed up for the free newsletter. Anyway here's the page with that cookie recipe. <BR> <link><BR>sts_Wifes_Chocolate_Too_Diet/RECIPES/E<BR>ntries/2008/7/7_Chocolate_Protein_Cook<BR>iesTM.html </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <em>9</em> Tue, 2 Sep 2008 13:06:50 EST Hello! Ummm my general belief is that chocolate is the only food dr. made me amend that to the first food group as he has figured out i'm never going to give chocolate up. <BR> <BR> I'm a single mother of 3 healthy active teenagers. need chocolate to keep up with them. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:41:29 EST Chocolate Price Hikes Oh no... <em>39</em> <link><BR>mandms-maker-hiking-prices-again/143757 </link> Sat, 23 Aug 2008 17:32:18 EST Hi I'm Sherri. I started dieting two days ago & I'm already craving chocolate so badly. How can anyone diet AND lose weight? I'm not one of those "well I just eat a tiny piece a day" people. If there was chocolate in the house I'd lose it & binge totally. <BR> <BR> Have you lost weight? If I even taste it I'll know I'm just kidding myself being here. I just joined SparkPeople today & HAVE to lose weight, or I'll get sick. Borderline diabetic the doctor told me. What to dooo? <BR> Sheri Fri, 22 Aug 2008 17:19:10 EST Yes I'm another newbie Hi all, <BR> Just want to say Hi and yes I LOVE chocolate too and want to eat it all the time. I live in florida with my husband and our son and also with my husbands mom of whom I care for, she needs 24hr care so I have the honor of doing so. So good to find out that I can have my chocolate and still loose weight too! Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:55:18 EST I got an excuse to eat chocolate!Does anyone else? Hiya well im 12 weeks pregnant and i think thats a good enough excuse to need chocolate, iv had a bag of my fav malteasers today! yum, never know i might even develop chocolate cravings <em>30</em> know that would be an even better excuse Thu, 14 Aug 2008 14:15:07 EST August goals Hi Team! <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd open up discussion for an August challenge. <BR> <BR> I don't know 'bout you, but I quite enjoyed July's goal of eating Chocolate daily!! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> For August, we could try the recipe idea: Make a Spark Recipe once a week or something?? (Bonus points if it's a CHOCOLATE recipe!!) <BR> <BR> And, perhaps maybe an exercise challenge too? <BR> <BR> Whatcha thinkin'?! Please share! <BR> <BR> Grace, Peace, & Chocolate, <BR> OJ/KB Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:22:59 EST Chocolate Lovers Unit Team T-Shirt Hey Chocolate Lovers. I designed a team t-shirt for those who might be intrested. To view it go to <BR> <BR> <link><BR>px </link> <BR> <BR> You will have to sift through t-shirts for my other groups that I designed. It's a slide show so you can use the forward and back buttons to navigate. <BR> <BR> <em>116</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2008 22:58:38 EST July Weekly Chocolate Rush Awards! <em>104</em> <em>208</em> <em>116</em> <em>104</em> <em>208</em> <em>116</em> <BR> <BR> Week One: <BR> <BR> We have a tie!! <BR> <BR> Yay, congrats to LEH_MOM and OliveJuice2 for EATING 84 points worth of yummy 70% 100-calorie or less healthful chocolate a day! <BR> <BR> Everyone be sure to congratulate them, they have earned their bragging rights for Week One's Chocolate Rush Awards!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>208</em> <em>116</em> <em>104</em> <em>208</em> <em>116</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 20:48:27 EST CHOCOLATE CHIT-CHAT Good Chocolate Lovers! Just made myself a cappuccino! Mmmm good! Gotta wake up and get ready for work. TGIF! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>287</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2008 08:45:23 EST HAAGEN DAZS DAZZLERS? HAS ANYONE TRIED OR TASTED THE SUNDAE? 1,2OO+...CALORIES...THE ROCKY ROAD IS CHOCOLATE OVERLOAD times-3...BETTER HAVE SOME WATER READY...FOR A CHASER...I SHARED THIS AND COULDN'T QUITE FINISH IT...I SAW A GUY AT ANOTHER TABLE SHOVELING IT INTO HIS MOUTH. I HAVEN'T HAD ANY CRAVINGS FOR ICE CREAM SINCE THEN.....MAYBE IN LATE AUGUST..... <em>40</em> ... <em>15</em> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:57:04 EST This is a site I found informative. <BR> 7087899.stm <BR> was reading thing today and found this thought of this team so I am placeing it here. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:24:17 EST Did you know...? Catching up on some old Spark Emails, I discovered something surprising today... <BR> <BR> Did you know: A Fun-size Butterfinger has fewer calories than six (6) Tootsie Roll "Midgees"? A small Butterfinger has only 100 calories, whereas the baby Tootsies are 160! Whoa! Thu, 10 Jul 2008 14:02:47 EST Pizza Hut Chocolate Dunks Has anyone seen the commercial? And better yet, has anyone tried them? Tue, 8 Jul 2008 22:26:53 EST Another chocoholic newbie! Hi, I'm Frosty from Colorado and I am a Chocoholic. But that's ok, because since Thanksgiving I have lost 30 lbs and have eaten a little chocolate everyday (thanks to WW). I am new to SP, but love this site! <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> It will be fun to hang out with fellow chocoholics! <em>212</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2008 21:58:27 EST kies...I'm not picky! This is SO great! A team that loves sweets and is unapologetic about it. And all that within a diet community. This is just the kind of warped bunch I need!!! <BR> <BR> I am fond of chocolate, but since there isn't a team that encompasses all the sweets I love, I hope it's okay if chocolate is just one of my passions. <BR> <BR> But, I also like to be thin. Therefore, I practice the Alternate-Day diet so that I can be a diet saint one day, and have my fill of goodies the next. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 18:37:52 EST New Team Member - Forever a chocolate lover! Hi all! My name is Laura. I'm still out there exploring what teams exist on SP. This is one I had to join!! I'll admit - I can't go a day without chocolate! Chocolate lovers unite! <em>4</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2008 14:24:04 EST July Team Goals After quite a few responses to the team email I sent out regarding July, I think it'll be cool to do something a little different & fun! <BR> <BR> Instead of picking just one goal, there has been discussion about doing a weekly challenge including: <BR> ~Daily Chocolate intake <em>30</em> <BR> ~Encouraging Comments & <BR> ~Cardio <BR> <BR> More details will be explained tomorrow, but there will be point values assigned to each item & we can post our totals daily. <BR> <BR> So...check ba... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 20:37:34 EST I'm lookin' for a co-leader Hey kids! <BR> <BR> This is an AMAZINGLY-WONDERFUL team & it's HUGE, which is great! However, my previous co-leader, Reign, had a lot on her plate so she stepped down recently. So...I'm looking for a new co-leader to help keep things movin' & shakin' (or would that be meltin' & dippin'?!)?? <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I think K.D011FACE would be awesome in the position, but I want to run it by you first. Is everyone cool with that? Is anyone else interested in co-leadership? (The t... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 20:28:03 EST terrible addictions Hi, I'm Elizabeth. Avid chocolate addict. My entire life I've been totally obsessed with chocolate - brownies, cookies fudge, whatever. <BR> <BR> I started adding in food items to my nutrition list the other day and noticed that the brownie i ate that day? it was 300 calories. <BR> <BR> WHAT!? <BR> <BR> So here I am. Joining this community. Hihi., Thu, 26 Jun 2008 20:46:16 EST National Chocolate Pudding Day?!?!?!?! How are YOU gonna celebrate?! <em>4</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:37:37 EST Newbie Addicted to Chocolate!! Hi, my name is Danielle and I'm new to SparkPeople. Sweets, chocolate especially, are my biggest vice... For the past week, I've been downing Golden Spoon frozen yogurt and carnation instant breakfast (chocolate flavor) to take the edge off of my cravings. My old eating habits included brownies, ice cream, or chocolate chip cookies about every night, so giving up the goodies has been a big step for me! I'm looking forward to developing a healthier lifestyle and learning how to incorporate cho... Thu, 26 Jun 2008 03:49:08 EST Hiya im in my senses joining this team! i cant live withough chocolate, if its not hot chocolate, its galaxy or cadburys or malteasers or a flake but i do try healthy food too! i look forward to meeting new buddies here all my love angharad x Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:03:36 EST This Weeks Weigh-Ins I start Spark weighing 240. I weighed Sunday and I am down to 232. That's 8 pounds in a little over a week!! WhooHoo!! <em>198</em> Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:40:22 EST Hello, I'm a newbie :) I love chocolate and I am having a hard time trying to lose weight without wanting to sneak in chocolate all the time. I am addicted to it I think. Please help me keep my motivation up while trying to lose weight. Sat, 21 Jun 2008 11:26:55 EST M & M's DARK Commercial Has anyone seen the M&M's Dark Commercial with featuring the "Adams Family" theme song & animated M&M's looking like Morticia, Lurch, etc? I saw it for the first time yesterday & it cracked me up! I think it may be my favorite commercial right now. Fri, 13 Jun 2008 23:33:44 EST Chocolate is my weakness and my love. :D Hey there! New here. Another chocolate lover to add to the group. Chocolate is the vice I can't let go of. I like to make my own, but I also love See's Chocolate & Ghiradelli Chocolates. YUMMY! :) Fri, 13 Jun 2008 16:42:22 EST Be Choosy About Chocolate I am sure many of us have already read this article, but I wanted to post it here as it has a handy dandy chart on the last page of the article that we should all be reminded of :) <BR> <BR><BR>ition_articles.asp?id=785 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 00:20:44 EST Dark chocolate Reese's Has anyone found these on the shelf yet? I've seen several commercials for the new Reese's in bat shapes to coincide with the "Dark Knight" movie. One of the bats is dark chocolate. I've been waiting for such a candy for - well - a long time and now I can't find it anywhere! <BR> <BR> Anyone? <BR> <BR> W :-) Tue, 10 Jun 2008 16:09:56 EST here! Hello fellow chocoholics! <BR> I was so excited to find this team. My husband said you guys sounded like trouble ;-) <BR> <BR> So, hi, my name is JoAnn & I also love chocolate. My big splurge occured while on vacation & after being on SP for a month. It was a slice of the richest, darkest, creamyist (is there such a word?), chocolaty cake I have ever had. Of course, I didn't lose any weight that week, but it was soooo worth it, LOL! I think everyone here understands. (I hope?!?!) <BR> ... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 12:08:13 EST Equal Exchange chocolate Oh my... I bought this at a church meeting and it is WONDERFUL!!! <BR> <BR> It is organic and "fair trade" which means that the people that produce it get most of the money. <BR> <BR> It is smooth, rich, creamy and does not taste commercial at all. You don't need to eat a lot of it to get the satisfaction. It is GOOD chocolate. Forget the stupid chocolate Skittles, head for this. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 8 Jun 2008 17:42:13 EST Triple Layer Fudge Chocolate Cake for birthday I love chocolate and every year for my birthday my mother-in-law gets me a triple layer fudge chocolate cake for my birthday just for myself. In my younger days it would be gone in about 4 days, but now it takes about a week. I can usually only go about 4 days at max before I need to have some type of chocolate even if it is only a small tootise roll. I am glad to have found this team. Can you ever have too much chocolate?? Wed, 4 Jun 2008 20:30:36 EST Chocolate Skittles - GROSS!!! If you see Chocolate Skittles in the store, keep on walking past them!! They are gross. My husband and I both hated them. There is a chocolate FLAVORED shell on the chewy Skittles candy. There is no real chocolate to be found. <BR> <BR> Do not pass go, do not collect $200, and certainly, do not waste your money!! Thu, 29 May 2008 16:37:03 EST