SparkPeople Loving Yourself Team Messageboard Loving ourselves is the best motivator in improving our health. For when you love a person you will do anything for them. We must hold ourselves in the same regards! For LOVE CONQUERS ALL : ) SparkPeople Loving Yourself Team Messageboard What is your biggest distraction with weight loss? Time Management <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 19 May 2015 06:00:51 EST Where do you see yourself a year from today? Stronger, and 50 pounds lighter would be <em>345</em> !! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> Mon, 18 May 2015 06:26:01 EST A book on your life, what would the title be? "The Power of Forgiveness" <em>247</em> <BR> Once I learned how to forgive people especially from things that happen in my childhood I was able to move forward in my healing and growth. Mon, 18 May 2015 06:20:01 EST For Fun! Describe one embarrassing moment u had. LOL I laughed out loud just thinking about it..Okay when me and my husband first started dating back in "2001" he came to visit me at work one day. I was standing guard in front of the ships I was talking to him I saw a fellow employee walking fast who needed to be let in through our ships pier gate.... for she was carrying a bunch of boxes in her hands...Okay so in the mist of this I ran a few paces to open the gate for her and in the process I slipped ...not only did I slip my sli... Sat, 16 May 2015 09:22:21 EST What is the last picture you took on your cell? Just the other day I was driving under a tunnel during a sever thunderstorm and as I drove out of the tunnel before me appeared this beautiful "Double Rainbow" I had to snap it. It was simply breath taking! Thu, 14 May 2015 06:35:41 EST What is your biggest success up until now? I have two daughters one age 6 one age 11. My oldest daughter has "Auditory Processing Disorder" and ADHD..To make a very long story short she went from not talking until she was four years old....being in all Special Education classes back in 2010. Now she has fully transitioned out of Special Education to a regular classroom setting making Honor Roll and receiving numerous awards within the last couple of years. Her medical condition improved by 85% <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The reason why... Thu, 14 May 2015 06:24:26 EST End of the day Goal Accomplishments Here! What was your goal accomplishments for the day? <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 07:01:08 EST What is your favorite book of all time? I've read so many great books through the years but if I had to pick one it would be the Bible! <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 06:54:39 EST What is your best memory? Going to visit my grandparents every summer in Philadelphia as a child. <em>211</em> During summer breaks I would go and visit them and I had such a wonderful time. The trip was so peaceful and fun and I felt so loved! No matter how hard thing was for me growing up as a child knowing I had that summer trip to look forward to greatly balanced everything out! <em>345</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 06:40:49 EST Where do you see yourself three months from now? A Happier healthier version of me!! Also a size 12 would be nice <em>224</em> <em>386</em> <em>33</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 00:42:38 EST Most unexpected thing someone has done for you When I pulled up to pay for my order at Starbucks the cashier informed me that the car in front of me already paid for it. Needless to say I was very confused <em>101</em> I said are you sure? I think you may have the wrong person. The cashier said no worries it's paid...I was like well okay than <em>224</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 00:32:44 EST If your life was a song which one would it be? Destiny Child "I'm a Survivor" <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 10 May 2015 00:24:18 EST What is Your Goal workout for today? Stair Climbing 10 Minutes <BR> Kettle Bell Boot Camp Workout 20 Minutes <BR> Toning exercises 10 min to include "Arm Circles, and Crunches" <em>104</em> Sat, 9 May 2015 08:35:07 EST Best Health Advice if you ever received? If I was stranded on a Island and had to choice between two things to eat to keep me alive one more healthier than the other most likely I will choose the healthier item; therefore why should my present choices be any different? Sat, 9 May 2015 07:43:28 EST Our game of the day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hidden Item Game!! <em>244</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 00:27:32 EST What's New? Feel free to discuss anything that's on your mind. Also if anyone have any prayer requests! <em>220</em> please post here! Fri, 8 May 2015 00:21:11 EST Team Articles for the Day : ) Choosing a weight loss program: <em>101</em> <BR> <BR><BR>loss-programs.htm <BR> <BR> Seven habits of highly organized people: <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.operationorganizationbyheidi.<BR>com/2011/09/7-habits-of-highly-organiz<BR>ed-people.html Fri, 8 May 2015 00:11:06 EST What do you love about yourself? My Endurance <em>104</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:48:18 EST Weekly Weight Monitoring "Lets get on that scale" Starting Weight 218 <BR> Current Weight 210 <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:45:21 EST What is your daily exercise goal? Cardio mixed with strength training 60 min daily. Mind you I started our gradually and worked my way up to this point! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:42:49 EST Your top three areas of renovation 1. Lack of consistency <em>198</em> <BR> 2. Organization <BR> 3. Trusting others Thu, 7 May 2015 12:39:33 EST Emoticon an obstacle your facing <em>91</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:36:48 EST Why is self love so important? We have to love ourselves in order to like ourselves! This is where positive changes start <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:33:58 EST Our Daily Chat!! How is your day going today?? Going good taking care of a few things around the house and catching up on school assignments. Thu, 7 May 2015 12:31:37 EST What are your goals and aspirations? To become a better version of myself both spiritually, physically, and mentally! Thu, 7 May 2015 12:29:36 EST Give us one interesting fact about yourself? I'm a Religious Studies Major with the goal of becoming a Navy Chaplain in the near future! <em>244</em> <em>58</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:28:10 EST What made you join the self love team? I wanted to share with others the importance of loving who we are, accepting who we are, and having the strength to know we can accomplish anything we put our mind to!! <em>381</em> <em>224</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:26:03 EST Any health concerns?? Currently I'm a Pre-Diabetic and I'm working really hard to take care of this condition. I've been diagnosed with this first at the age of 32 and was able to defeat it with hard work and exercise. I just recently went back to the Doctor and found out that I'm borderline high cholesterol and my Pre-Diabetes made its appearance again. I'm working hard to defeat this. I'm also diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and it's currently being maintained. These concerns will not get me down! For I'm strong a... Thu, 7 May 2015 12:21:40 EST What steps have you taken to improve your health? As soon as I wake up I meditate by putting God first thinking about all he has done for me. <BR> I workout daily, and treat others how I wish to be treated!! <em>224</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:17:37 EST How can we become more positive? Stop looking at everything that's wrong and focus on the things that's right. <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:10:19 EST Questions or Concerns?? <em>198</em> Any questions are concerns please post here! We're here to help! <em>306</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:05:28 EST Word game. Take the last letter of the word and make a new word for example. <BR> apple <BR> elephant Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:21:57 EST Did you huddle with the team today. yes Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:20:03 EST Hugs Hug someone today. For me it was nervous time for me but it is getting better. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:19:06 EST Daily "Streak" check-in I just wanted a place to keep track of my 2 new streaks, which are <BR> 1) staying in my calorie range and <BR> 2) walking my dog everyday <BR> <BR> Today is day 3 on both! <BR> YAY, me! Mon, 17 Sep 2012 12:37:26 EST I'm battling Demons. "You're a pretty girl you know" I was told, two weekends ago. I paused. For a moment I thought he was speaking to somebody else, somebody behind me. Then I wondered, "what does he want?" failing that, the voice in my head told me. "Eh, he is only telling you that because you're his friend." I smiled awkwardly "...thank you" I replied, practised, having learned to reply gracefully to compliments, while my inside wanted to scream "oh, my hair is a mess, and I'm feeling bloated, and fat and excu... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 07:56:12 EST Self Love Hello! I am new to this team, and new to Sparkpeople. I have come to realize that self love needs to be the foundation of my weight loss, and am happy to find a group with the theme of self love. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:28:06 EST Into to Extreme Self Love Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just a little line to note that I'm just so really happy to have found this Team. Looking forward to getting to know you a little better over time and hope to be actively involved as much as I can. Getting healthy involves a real time commitment, and much of my effort will be concentrated on what goes on in the kitchen, at the dinner table, plus gaining a real sense of balance between rest and activity. Glad that we have found each other on this journey! <BR> <BR> Cheers,... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:35:29 EST Huzzah! New to this team, not to spark, have been on and off here for years. Full disclosure on my current user name, am NOT a chef, just a person trying to learn to cook more at home now that my career life is less busy. <BR> <BR> Was browsing teams a while ago and can't tell you how the concept of "extreme self love" lept out at moi, as I am very down today for some reason. <BR> <BR> I do suffer from extreme self love lol ... most of the time ... it is a good thing to suffer from. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:32:31 EST Hi! I'm Eydie. I just realized that I've had this team photo on my bathroom wall for years with the caption "What matters most is how you see yourself." It's been a long journey but I finally love myself and see myself as worthy. I finally truly understand that taking care of myself, eating well, exercising, and all those "worldly" things are important ways to show love for ourselves. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:12:58 EST Lose 5% over 12 weeks This is a challenge I got from a fellow Sparker. <BR> <BR> The goal is to lose 5% of your weight over the next 8 weeks. For me, that means losing just 11 lbs. My final goal is to lose 106 lbs and that can be pretty intimidating, but 5% of my weight is really do-able! <BR> <BR> So today, I re-set my spark goal to lose just 11 lbs over the next 8 weeks, and I am going to commit to tracking my calories, staying within my limits, and exercising everyday, for the next 8 weeks. I want to weigh ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 17:23:13 EST Hump Day Challenge Wednesday is halfway through the week and some of us start losing our "ooomph" about then, so I thought everyone might enjoy a short, week long challenge--starting every Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Since today is Wednesday, I have a challenge for us for the week: <BR> Everyday this week, get at least half an hour of cardio exercise. It can be anything you want to do (biking, dancing, running, walking, treadmill, etc) but it should be enough to get your heart pumping and make you sweat at least a ... Wed, 16 May 2012 14:05:17 EST Daily Team Chat Man...I can say yesterday was not a ME day. <BR> Being grandparents my husband and I babysat our grandtwins for 10hours!!!! <BR> I was in bed by 8pm...i <em>102</em> <BR> A real workout up and down the stairs...and running after them...omg..they are not 2yrs. old yet.. <em>198</em> <BR> We enjoyed them...and I made ME FIRST today.. <em>271</em> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day... <BR> It's raining and cloudy..and resting my achey body... :-) Wed, 9 May 2012 14:54:59 EST Hello/Barb b/Delaware :-) Hi.. <BR> I'm Barb from Delaware..Just turned 60 and it's time to start caring for me <em>104</em> <BR> I am thrilled to have found this group... <BR> Hope to get to know everyone...Barb <em>188</em> Sun, 6 May 2012 21:28:49 EST Hello! Hello Team! <BR> My name is Raquel I', 28 years old. I'm single and I want to achieve this new superhealthy lifesityle before I turn 30, but, my low self esteem gets in the way. That's why I joined this team, Im looking forward to participate and get inspired by all of the team members. <BR> Sat, 5 May 2012 16:17:49 EST Turning negatives into positives. I created this thread because I caught myself doing some negative self talk today. I was thinking, "I tend to be impulsive..." and I tried to correct it to something more positive but I couldn't seem to change it, because I really do act impulsively sometimes. <BR> <BR> But then I remembered that being impulsive is also being spontaneous. And spontaneity is a wonderful thing! <BR> <BR> So this thread is to help us learn to think of ourselves and describe ourselves in positive terms. If you ... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 14:23:04 EST 10 Commandments for Healthier Eating This is adapted from the Nutritional Article about 10 Commandments for Parents when feeding their kids. This 10 Commandments is more about feeding yourself in a more healthful way: <BR> <BR> 1) I will not "force" myself to eat anything <BR> <BR> 2) I will include 5 fruits and veggies, 3 whole grains, and 3 servings of calcium rich foods in my diet each day <BR> <BR> 3) I will take responsibility for the planning, preparation, and cleanup of my meals--and I'll make it enjoyable! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 07:41:47 EST Hi from Angel Hi everyone! <BR> I saw this group on my friend CurvyElvie's list and it sounds perfect for me. :) <BR> I am trying to put myself first so I can take better care of others. I have a 5 year old. My mom thinks I need to skip doing any 5Ks so I can be there all the time for my son and I don't see why I can't get some help to watch him once in awhile so I can do a 5K. <BR> <BR> I'm at 243 lbs today. Proud of 3 lbs gone this week! Total loss of 6 lbs in March. <BR> I did my first 5K yesterday - P... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:22:13 EST 5-Minute Pep Talk vs Self Love Meditation This was a comment I put in a thread and I wanted other ppl to see it so I am making it a post here. Please DO NOT REPLY to this post because it will get buried and folks won't see it. <BR> <BR> I don't know how many folks know the difference between a "pep talk" and a "self love meditation" so I thought it would be useful if I clarified it: <BR> <BR> Pep Talk: <BR> Using positive self talk, and keeping it up for 5 minutes. I open a word document and continually type positive "bullets" unti... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 22:09:58 EST hey peeps :) i'm josie. i'm 30 and live in indianapolis, indiana. i was on sparky (that's what I call it) a long long time ago. it worked then, and then i fell of track. not sure why i never came back, but here i am, and this team sounds AWESOME!! Thu, 29 Mar 2012 10:27:29 EST April challenge This first month's challenge is to help us just get started taking control of our (emotional) eating patterns. For April, all we are going to do is plan our meals ahead, and then follow the plan. We can do this planning in the tracker, so we'll all be tracking our nutrition and by the end of April we should have really mastered it! <BR> <BR> For this challenge, you will need to plan your nutrition ahead and follow the plan, 8 days out of 10 (80% of the time). So by the end of April, you shou... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 14:43:53 EST Good morning from Mississippi!!! Hey y'all! My name is Amanda, I am 28 years old, and I am a married mother of three girls, ages 10, 7, and 5. I have been married to my (sometimes) wonderful husband for eleven years and we work together, so we are literally together TWENTY FOUR/SEVEN!!! <BR> <BR> I have always had self esteem problems and problems telling people NO when I should. I joined this team to meet others like me. I have let people walk all over me for most of my life, and I am tired of it. I will be thirty next yea... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 08:12:57 EST First Challenge: Membership Drive! We only have about a week left of March, and I would like to use this short time for our first challenge: It's time to get some new members to join our team! Lets aim for at least 3 new members each, and if you know others who would enjoy and benefit from, this team, invite them!!! <BR> <BR> Then beginning next month, we'll have a 30 day challenge each month so we can focus on one aspect of taking care of ourselves, and really make it a habit! Thu, 22 Mar 2012 22:14:57 EST Self help (or other) book you are reading I'm working on building up my confidence so I have a lot of that kind of book at the moment but what I am reading right now is called "Get Anyone to Do Anything" by David J. Lieberman. It's not that I want to be a control freak, I am just tired of ppl ignoring me and treating me with no respect, and these kinds of books are about developing leadership and charisma traits. I haven't actually started it yet and I hope it's good. I'll let you know tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:29:39 EST Did you reward yourself today and how? I gave myself a sparkly green clover sticker for my calendar and one square (1/4 serving) of a Lindt 70% cocoa bar. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:16:53 EST Beauty Focus for the month This is a place to make a commitment to your beauty and appearance. If you have let yourself go, then NOW is the time to start taking better care of yourself! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:23:32 EST Overcoming Emotional Eating This is a place for activities and goals that will help us all develop healthier relationships with food. Some of the challenges I have planned are: <BR> <BR> 1. journaling about WHY you are eating, BEFORE you eat. <BR> <BR> 2. a self affirming Hindu meal prayer or a similar prayer of your choice <BR> <BR> 3. eating mindfully <BR> <BR> 4. focusing on fullness <BR> <BR> 5. changing your comfort foods <BR> <BR> 6. other suggestions? Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:51:53 EST 5 things I am proud of, or love about myself today Today I <BR> 1. got up and made myself a healthy breakfast <BR> 2. made a commitment to change my life <BR> 3. complimented myself for cleaning house last night <BR> 4. planned something fun and active to do with my son Dominic today (rollar skating) <BR> 5. started this team <BR> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:13:02 EST My name is Reina.. Hi, I'm Reina! <BR> I'm originally from Texas, but currently I live in Wisconsin. I am 48 years old, a college student, and the mother of 2 teen boys and 2 adult girls. I'm pagan, I dream of homesteading, and I am an outdoorsy, adventurous kind of girl. I'm tired of putting myself down and putting myself last, and I am not going to abuse my body any more! I am committed to building my self esteem and learning to love myself. I hope to find others that feel like I do! Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:00:45 EST Basic Care This is a challenge to take the best possible care of yourself, inside and out. The goal is to provide yourself with the same loving care you would give to your child. Use this thread to post your "Daily 5": <BR> <BR> 1. Feed yourself well: a nutrient-dense diet rich in veggies and fresh fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthful fats. It has to be beautiful and delicious, and you must give yourself enough time to eat it in peace. Aim for at least 5 fruits and veggies a day. Aim for ... Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:22:38 EST Self-Love Meditation Once each day, just take a moment to thank your body for being there for you. As you rub lotion into your skin, thank your legs for taking you everywhere even when you have neglected them. As you use a loofah or pumice stone, thank your feet for holding you up even when you have allowed yourself to be too heavy. Thank your body for "being there" for you. It sounds a little funny but you will be AMAZED at the transformation in how you begin to feel about yourself. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:12:25 EST What gift did you give yourself today? This is a place to post a daily gift. It should usually be an act of nurturing or an experience, with only an occasional gift of a purchase. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:09:19 EST Did you give yourself a 5 minute pep talk today? Replace that negative self talk with affirmative action! Post if you gave yourself a pep talk today. Here's an example of a GREAT pep talk, to get you started: <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:05:05 EST