SparkPeople Loving Yourself Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=55993 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=55993 Question Of The Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x62299455 If you and your family had no choice but to live on a "bare deserted island" for 15 days and you were only allowed to bring two things, what would they be? Inquiring minds want to know! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ****Note: Food and "Medical Prescriptions" already provided**** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c187c90-1656-4aba-af6e-c67228b9dd87.jpg"> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:21:05 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x62207683 Hi there, <BR> <BR> My name is Lori, I'm 42 married to an awesome fella for 23 years. I have two great girls 12 & 10. I totally agree with everyone. I am finally at that point where I can't stand it any longer. I am 5'2 and about 160 lbs. I would have to say that this is the heaviest that I have ever been. I have been thinking how did I lose the weight last time. ??? well, I got to do something . Sat, 8 Aug 2015 18:22:20 EST Your song http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x62030423 Was just wondering what song speaks to you about yourself? The one that motivates you to not give give up or give in? I have 2 both are Katy Perry songs. Firework and Roar. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:58:01 EST non scale victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61958729 I had a non scale victory of sorts last night. I was reading a diet book around Christmas time and I had made a chart like the book recommended of my weight and measurements. On the chart was an area for my current weight loss, my weight loss after one month, after six months and after one year. I had forgot about making the chart or even reading the book for that matter until I stumbled upon this chart. I was surprised when I looked at the chart and saw how far I had come since December. In ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:51:23 EST An Inspired Way to Practice Loving Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61903412 I felt inspired by this idea my Spark friend did with her team. I think our team could have fun doing this same practice: <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> Most of us understand what it means to love another person. The feelings of intense desire, admiration and emotional investment in another person are likely familiar. We go through great lengths to nurture our love towards others. But loving yourself? That can feel like a foreign concept to many of us. Self-love is a... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:05:34 EST The POWER of Moderation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61885645 Today has been a STRONG & AMAZING day 4 me. I have allowed myself 2 slightly indulge, & it has lifted a weight off of me that I have been carting around for the last 7 days! I have had NO SUGAR, or PROCESSED foods/CARBS & I've FOUGHT off those cravings ALL WEEK! I decided today that I need 2 learn 2 embrace MODERATION, Have it, ENJOY it & just B Done with it! I'm MORE Mentally focused right now then I have been when I started last Sunday. MY Sailor doesn't follow ANY eating plan & sometimes i... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:39:40 EST WooHoo! Accomplished a milestone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61876632 My milestone is to break the 200s. Got my fingers crossed! <em>104</em> Four pounds to go and it's taking forever to drop! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/50019681-c2eb-41fb-bd33-5e0db3d732fa.jpg"> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 00:30:59 EST .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61842803 Hi! Currently in university has a super rough semester and gained some weight back after my initial weight loss. I plateaued from fatigue I think from my previous attempt. I have a problem with pain and soreness from workout's and its super deterring for me. I have to work on my diet cause I have a sweet tooth. Enough Rambling! Ally 23 currently 227 gained two pound already and I have been working out :(. Diet ! Diet Diet! Sigh.... <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:50:34 EST Your successful weight loss tips! Post here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61821215 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> ***This post is for anytime in your life when you successfully lost weight*** <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> My Successful tips: <BR> <BR> #1 Setting a calorie range for myself not to exceed; for instance setting a 1400 calorie range diet per day and not skipping any meals helps me greatly. Notating everything I eat daily so I can stay on top of my calorie intake. <BR> <BR> #2 EXERCISE, EXERCISE, <em>104</em> there is no getting around this. I like to aim for 60 minu... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:39:35 EST blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61799267 I'm thinking on starting a blog to track my weight loss battle. If I do this it will be in July after I move to CT and get settled in my new home. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions on how often I should post and if it is okay to kinda use it as a diary of how things are going. Any feedback is appreciated. You are all inspiring me to stay on track, even when I fall off here and there. Thanks. <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:22:48 EST How do you stay on track all the time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61792074 I am in need of some ideas to remain on track all the time. I am doing good with the exercise portion of it. I have been getting in exercise around 5 days a week since september. However, when it comes to the healthy eating and staying within my calorie limits I don't do as well. I will do well for a week at a time then do not so well for a week. I have lost and regained the same 5 pounds since April. I feel like I'm getting nowhere lol. I know I cant give up and I don't even want to gi... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:33:04 EST What was the last movie you saw? Did you like it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61787898 Avengers Age of Ultron! It was a good movie but I like the very first one the best! I guess it's nothing more better than watching an original for the first time! <em>224</em> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:36:29 EST What did you have for breakfast today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61787852 <em>481</em> <em>474</em> What I will have a few hours from now. Some good old classic oatmeal! Thu, 18 Jun 2015 00:24:50 EST Pre-Diabetes Friends plz share your journey here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61773758 I wanted to create this post to stop and prevent pre-diabetes as well as diabetes. This is a serious condition and many people do not even realize they have it. I was first diagnosed with this condition three years ago and within a year was able to drop my blood sugar levels from 5.9 to 5.5 it took much hard work and determination but I was able to get it done. Basically 5.6 and below are healthy numbers according to my Doctor. I was slightly disappointed when I found out my condition returne... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:34:53 EST Fitness Fun "Post your funnies here" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61733120 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c741b66d-bc27-44eb-aef0-9945d8b297f2.jpg"> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:45:05 EST Any healthy snack suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61733082 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68ec25d7-2c68-4087-bf1a-346ab2d90b47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One suggestion I have is <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e178aa7-26a1-4c22-ba07-f6541a4abe3b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I also love smoked Gouda cheese...Oh my goodness I never been a cheese fan but I love this cheese. I may cut up two slices, along with a green apple, and green tea. Love it! Thu, 11 Jun 2015 10:41:43 EST What did you do on your 21st birthday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61722016 Went to the club and got turned up <em>246</em> Meaning had a blast! <em>244</em> <em>335</em> <em>346</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:50:31 EST What are some of your favorite websites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61722001 #1 Google <em>246</em> Sorry <BR> #2 Livestrong.com <BR> #3 SparkPeople <em>224</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:48:06 EST Where do see yourself one month from now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61702491 199 Pounds wearing a beautiful <em>346</em> <em>551</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 00:48:55 EST What are you truly passionate about? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61702480 Fulfilling what I was called to do! <em>224</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 00:44:19 EST What do you think about more than anything else? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61702475 My future <em>88</em> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 00:42:48 EST What was one of the best days of your life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61669216 When I was 23 years old and saw the ultra sound picture of my daughter.. <em>224</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 01:19:26 EST What is the wisest thing you heard someone say? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61669210 Nothing beats a failure but a try! <em>224</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2015 01:15:28 EST Having a rough go of it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61662406 In the last couple of weeks I have hit a downward slide. I was going along doing great and then I fell and hit a bad backslide. I have no motivation, no energy, and suddenly no will power. It started when I got hurt overdoing the landscaping. I couldn't move for a couple of days but I was eating right. Then my parents were driving out from Oregon and had a car accident totaling the car in Utah. Both are alive but broken bones and lots of pain for them both. That same day I received a phone ca... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:26:35 EST Thank you for inviting me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61621805 <em>524</em> I am trying to familiarize my self here. It looks so positive and loving. <BR> <BR> I had lost 70 lbs a few years back it brought me to 190, after going on insulin I ended up at 238. Crappy stuff happening made me not care about myself so much, but now I am fighting back..a week and a half ago I was down to 221 and am hoping to have gone lower by now. <BR> <BR> I am on my recumbent bike every morning from 15 minutes to an hour, and do arm weights about 3 times a week. I man... Fri, 29 May 2015 22:13:00 EST Gain 1/2 pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61619167 A bit discouraged today. I've been working really hard this week and hoped to have lost a few pounds but I gained 1/2 pound. I know where I went wrong so I'm a bit down. I think it is also because we are having a very gloomy day outside and it is suppose to get cooler this week. Hopefully, I can get myself in a good mood. I know I can lose this 1/2 pound but it is just my mood today. Take care all. Fri, 29 May 2015 15:07:16 EST Which childhood movie or show do you still love? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61606861 "THE GOONIES" <em>224</em> Thu, 28 May 2015 07:38:52 EST What is your favorite vacation or hang out spot? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61606834 I would have to say "Hollywood". We had so much fun <em>244</em> even though we stood in line for hours trying to get into the "Price is Right" <em>246</em> They turned us around.... for they already reached their quota for the morning taping; however they gave us free tickets to return the next day but we had to fly out! Thu, 28 May 2015 07:34:19 EST What's the most important lesson you learned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61572385 Stop worrying about things I have no control over, and fix the things I can control. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/043b0504-963a-41bb-ac76-c22cb9d2647b.jpg"> Sun, 24 May 2015 08:58:50 EST If you really knew me, you'd know http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61572303 I've been knocked down so many times....in so many ways, but refuse to give up!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 May 2015 08:51:44 EST What is your biggest distraction with weight loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61527962 Time Management <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 19 May 2015 06:00:51 EST What is the best compliment you ever received? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61518577 "You are a kind genuine person don't ever change" <em>252</em> Mon, 18 May 2015 06:41:34 EST What is the best gift you ever received? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61518525 On valentines day "2015" my 10 year old daughter made me a card that said mommy I love you, you are <em>104</em> ! I was blown away for it completely caught me off guard <em>2</em> I cried she didn't see it but it really did something to my spirit...and this was the beginning where I hit the reset button and started focusing my thoughts back on my health. This reminded me that how we see ourselves does not determine how others see us... <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>104</em> <e... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:32:21 EST Where do you see yourself a year from today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61518485 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61518432 "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 What's your dream job? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61518371 Christian Ministry <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 18 May 2015 06:12:40 EST What would constitute a perfect day for you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61518364 Accomplishing my daily goals and helping someone in the process. <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 18 May 2015 06:09:56 EST For Fun! Describe one embarrassing moment u had. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61502857 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 pier...as 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61484481 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 Going back in time..What year would you go to?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61484472 1989 <em>224</em> I was nine years old and life was simply a BIG FUN GAME <em>247</em> Thu, 14 May 2015 06:33:14 EST What is your biggest success up until now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61484416 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61475706 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 If you won the lottery what would you do first? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61475690 Most likely black out <em>246</em> Hopefully I'm in the comfort of my own home when this happens! <em>246</em> Wed, 13 May 2015 06:58:39 EST What is your favorite book of all time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61475673 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61475560 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 Game For The Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61448237 Solve Sentences and Win Some Goodies <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Check out the Emoticon for clues!! <BR> <BR> #1. ILEF SI UTIAEBLUF <em>244</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> #2. EOLV FLESUORY NDA BEEVEIL <em>521</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Bonus Sentence: <BR> <BR> #3. SNOITMOE LIWL OTN TEG NI EHT YAW FO YM SSENPPAH <em>46</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Whoever solve all three first is our first "Loving Myself" game winner! <em>244</em> <em>3... Sun, 10 May 2015 00:58:01 EST Where do you see yourself three months from now? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61448192 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61448163 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61448133 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61442292 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61441951 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 WE CAN, WE WILL, WE MUST. Lets Talk Healthy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61441883 <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> On my journey in getting healthy there has been much trial and error. I'm finally seeing steady positive results and just wanted to share a few of these steps with you guys! Please feel free to share yours, we would love to know <em>224</em> : <BR> <BR> 1. Even if I'm having a bad day such as cheating on my diet, feeling down, etc.....I STILL WORKOUT....If we can mentally condition ourselves to work out on our bad ... Sat, 9 May 2015 07:30:12 EST Our game of the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61431546 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916189881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hidden Item Game!! <em>244</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 00:27:32 EST What's New? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61431509 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 : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61431467 Choosing a weight loss program: <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.helpguide.org/harvard/weight-<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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61427068 My Endurance <em>104</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:48:18 EST Weekly Weight Monitoring "Lets get on that scale" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61427049 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x61427034 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61427008 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61426989 <em>91</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:36:48 EST Why is self love so important? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x61426956 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 What are your goals and aspirations? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61426908 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61426898 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x61426875 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 What is your Inspiring Quote of the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61426859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1467183775.jpg"> Thu, 7 May 2015 12:23:59 EST Any health concerns?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61426845 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x61426811 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61426753 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?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61426704 <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 New Members be sure to check your page settings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x61426674 <em>235</em> For all the new members please be sure to check your settings on your SparkPeople edit page. This way you can receive friend requests and invite others to view your page. Below is an example of the page securities: <BR> <BR> <BR> Only allow my SparkFriends to see my page <BR> Turn my page offline <BR> Link to my recent message board posts <BR> Allow comments on my page (you have ability to delete) <BR> Email me when I receive a comment (on my page, a photo, or blog), Spa... Thu, 7 May 2015 12:02:12 EST Word game. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x56919459 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x56919435 yes Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:20:03 EST Hugs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x56919424 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x49976258 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x49793862 "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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x49736901 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x49619310 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x49535178 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x49507003 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x48644304 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x48097074 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x47991974 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 :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x47945103 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x47927198 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x47483371 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x47401482 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x47378825 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x47378623 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 :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x47322738 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x47309244 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!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x47302861 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22905x55993x47217185 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x47186145 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x47185892 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x47077499 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x47077053 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x55993x47076374 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.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x55993x47076198 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22904x55993x47075617 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x47075456 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x47075394 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? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22906x55993x47075317 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>www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR3rK0kZFkg </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:05:05 EST