SparkPeople NO MORE FAT :) Team Messageboard For all of you who have struggled to lose weight, here is a group that offers support and encouragement, with weekly and monthly challenges to reach our goals!!! SparkPeople NO MORE FAT :) Team Messageboard Hello Hi, <BR> I'm Kathie. My weight problem spiraled out of control when I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2009. Instead of losing weight while going through chemo - I gained it. After all my chemo, surgeries, and radiation, I never felt strong enough to go back to work. So, I have just been sitting around the house and 'eating' for 7 years now. I find that some of my eating habits are emotional and a lot from boredom. I am tired of just buying bigger clothes and having no energy ... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:51:44 EST Just joined Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is annalee and I have just joined. I am ready to lose the fat and be done with it. I would love encouragement and support from people; also idea and tricks you have found. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:45:41 EST hapy to have you back . jessey noticed today that you where posting . happy to see back . we missed you . <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>437</em> <em>179</em> <em>129</em> <em>290</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>19</em> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:01:45 EST Livonia, Michigan Seeks Buddy HI there, <BR> I'm from Livonia, just joined the Curves on 5 Mile near Merriman, and am seeking a workout buddy/motivational buddy to help keep us both in fabulous spirits and losing weight this year. <BR> Please connect! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:35:04 EST POST YOUR FEBUARY / MARCH GOALS 2014 is right around the corner... <em>244</em> to a new year and new challenge. <BR> What will be yours? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:26:51 EST WEEK 3 OF MINI - CHALLENGE ( 15 oct -22 oct ) A new week is beginning <em>223</em> <BR> And our mini-challenge this week will be CARDIO <em>321</em> <BR> Here are our mini-challenges <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> LINK 1 <BR> <BR> 18 minute Boot camp Cardio Sculpt <BR> <BR> <link><BR>detail.asp?video=32 </link> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> LINK 2 <BR> <BR> 12 minute Seated C... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 06:02:34 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR MILES / STEPS/DECEMBER This is a great challenge to keep us motivated and accountable. <BR> The more you move , the more you will lose <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>223</em> <em>243</em> <em>223</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:02:55 EST (DAILY) DECEMBER FUN FITNESS MINUTES Post your daily progress here. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:58:47 EST WEEK 1 OF MINI - CHALLENGE ( 1 oct - 7 oct ) <em>381</em> <em>362</em> <em>381</em> <em>357</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> This week our new mini-challenge will be to add more strength training to our regular workout routine <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> I have posted 3 strength training workouts from sparkpeople. <em>357</em> <BR> You may pick 1 , 2 or all 3 to add to your weekly routine. <BR> We can comment/ post daily on our achievements. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LINK 1 <BR> 15 minute Abs workout <BR> <BR> <lin... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:52:42 EST TRICK OR TREAT OCTOBER CHALLENGE <em>431</em> <em>421</em> TRICK OR TREAT <em>421</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> For this spooktacular month of October <em>422</em> <BR> No sweets until Halloween.... <em>431</em> <BR> Cutting out unnecessary sugars is always a GOOD thing to do. <BR> And a great way to CUT 5 more pounds from our waist <em>9</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>421</em> <em>381</em> <em>421</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:36:45 EST POST YOUR SEPTEMBER GOALS HERE :) September...what an amazing month. So many change occur within mother nature.. <BR> What are the changes you planned out for this festive month? Sun, 1 Sep 2013 07:00:42 EST (DAILY) SEPTEMBER FUN FITNESS MINUTES <em>381</em> <em>386</em> LOVE LOVE LOVE this challenge <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:57:22 EST SEPTEMBER BLOGGING CHALLENGE <em>195</em> <em>381</em> <em>195</em> <em>381</em> <BR> This was a fun challenge. <BR> Lets give it another go <em>224</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:53:58 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 8 PM CHALLENGE /SEPTEMBER I have notice that not eating after a certain hour in the evening, really can help ones sleep. <BR> And I have lost an extra 4 pounds in one month by cutting out these extra calories <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:30:39 EST (DAILY) POST AND UPDATE YOUR MILES/STEP ,SEPTEMBER Now that summer is almost gone, now we begin the beautiful Fall colored days. <BR> Walking / running during the Fall is amazing. No to hot and no to cold <em>224</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>386</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:27:54 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ /SEPTEMB This challenge was fun and it really helped me. <BR> <em>274</em> <em>381</em> <em>274</em> <em>381</em> <em>274</em> Sun, 1 Sep 2013 06:23:01 EST AUGUST BLOGGING CHALLENGE I have read a few articles that say, " BLOGGING KEEPS YOU ACCOUNTABLE" <BR> This I do believe to be true. Lets keep ourselves <em>381</em> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 08:24:18 EST 10% weight loss challenge for December & January How much would you like to lose??? 5, 8, 10, 12 pounds??? Join in on our lose 105 of your weight challenge. <BR> You can post your weight daily, or weekly. <BR> <BR> SW: <BR> 10% GW: <BR> CW: <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>192</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:53:38 EST POST YOUR GOALS FOR AUGUST HERE what are your goals for this moth of August? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:49:49 EST (DAILY) AUGUST FUN FITNESS MINUTES How many minutes are you going to exercise this lovely month of August? <BR> Post daily and keep yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>362</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:49:01 EST (DAILY) FILLING UP THE BATHTUB CHALLENGE/ AUGUST Help us fill up the bathtub. How much water does it take to fill up a tube? A lot loll <BR> Help us reach our monthly goal. Let's fill up the tube. <BR> <BR> Water per day: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:44:57 EST DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ AUGUST Pick any of these topics or create your own. Post daily to keep yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> Walking more then 10 000 steps per day: <BR> Exercising 5x per week: <BR> Calorie Intake: <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:42:45 EST (Daily) POST AND UPDATE YOUR STEPS/MILES/ AUGUST <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> STEPS: <BR> MILES: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:39:42 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 8PM CHALLENGE / JULY This is a great habit to develop. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>223</em> <em>250</em> <em>223</em> <em>250</em> <em>223</em> <em>250</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:42:25 EST JULY FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE How many minutes do you spend per day exercising?? Post them here and keep yourself accountable. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:39:43 EST POST YOUR JULY GOALS HERE What have you planed out for this warm month of July? <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:36:28 EST 5% to 10% MELT AWAY TOGETHER CHALLENGE / JULY How much would you like to lose in the next 30 days??? <BR> %, 8 or maybe 10 pounds?? <BR> <BR> Pick your number and make it happen. <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> <em>386</em> <em>345</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:33:24 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ JULY Love this challenge. Pick anything you are struggling with...could be water intake, exercising everyday, running, walking over 10 000 steps per day... <BR> Pick Anything you are struggling with and make it your mission to concur it . <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:26:12 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR STEPS /MILES HERE/ JULY This challenge is a great motivator. How many steps are you averaging per day???? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>306</em> <em>311</em> <em>306</em> <em>311</em> <em>306</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:21:18 EST 5% to 10% MELT AWAY TOGETHER CHALLENGE/ JUNE <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> You may post Daily, or weekly <BR> <BR> <BR> SW: <BR> 5% to 10% GW: <BR> CW: <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:50:35 EST POST YOUR JUNE GOALS HERE What do you have in store for this warm lovely month of June? <BR> Share with us you aspirations, your dreams..... <em>9</em> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:47:50 EST JUNE FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE <em>259</em> JUNE <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> June 1: 60 <BR> June 2: 2hours <BR> June 3: 50 <BR> June 4: 2hours <BR> June 5: <BR> June 6: <BR> June 7: <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:44:48 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 8PM/ JUNE I'm re-posting this challenge, because it a good habit to develop. <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 May 2013 16:42:41 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR STEPS/ MILES HERE/ JUNE How many steps are you averaging per day? Is is more then 5000 or less??? <BR> <BR> Keep in mind that less than 5000 steps per day is considered sedentary. Tue, 28 May 2013 21:53:24 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ JUNE An AMAZING challenge for all. <BR> <BR> Pick anything you are having trouble with.... <BR> <BR> EX: calorie intake <BR> Water <BR> Exercises <BR> Walking each day <BR> Running each day <BR> Logging in to sparkpeople each day <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 21:43:58 EST (DAILY) NO JUNKFOOD FOR JUNE CHALLENGE I read an article that it takes 30 days to break a bad habit. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> JUNKFOOD <em>4</em> yummy... delicious JUNKFOOD... what is a girl to do??? Its everywhere. Every time we step out of the house there it is... <em>40</em> , its so easy to fall pray to it. <BR> <BR> Well I have decided to post this challenge for all of us that want to stop eating JUNKFOOD. <BR> <BR> SAY NO <em>486</em> <BR> SAY NO <em>480</em> <BR> SAY NO <em>489</em> <BR> SAY NO <em>... Tue, 28 May 2013 21:39:51 EST (DAILY) DID YOU WALK TODAY? Walking is a great way to get or stay active. Did you walk today? <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 05:20:18 EST POST YOUR MAY GOALS HERE What are your goals for this beautiful month of May? Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:58:14 EST (DAILY or WEEKLY) STREAKING CHALLENGE / MAY Pick something that you are struggling with....calorie intake, exercising, no sweets, no salt...etc and turn it into a success. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:56:37 EST MAY FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE Keeping ourselves accountable is fun and it works. <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> may 1: <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> may 2: <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> may 3: <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> may 4: <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> may 5 <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> may 6 <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> may 7 <em>248</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> may 8 <BR> may 9 <BR> may 10 <BR> may 11 <BR> may 12 <BR> may 13 <BR> may 14 <BR> <BR> may 15 <BR>... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:49:33 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR STEPS / MILES HERE/ MAY <em>381</em> <em>311</em> <em>243</em> <em>312</em> <em>381</em> <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Steps: <BR> Miles: <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:45:10 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ MAY <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This month you may pick your own <em>224</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:42:26 EST 10% MELTING AWAY TOGETHER CHALLENGE/ MAY <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting weight: <BR> 10% Goal Weight: <BR> Current Weight: <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:40:38 EST POST YOUR APRIL GOALS HERE What wuill you be working on this month?? <BR> Post your April goals here to help keep us accountable <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>357</em> <em>362</em> <em>361</em> <em>194</em> <em>474</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:07:46 EST (DAILY) LET'S ALL STREAK TOGETHER CHALLENGE/ APRIL This is a great challenge for accountability. Pick something you are struggling with, it could be anything, water intake per day, staying within your calorie range, exercising...etc <BR> <BR> And lets see how long we can keep our streak alive <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:03:10 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR STEPS & MILES / APRIL Lets see how far we can <em>311</em> or <em>312</em> or <em>332</em> or <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> STEPS : <BR> <BR> MILES : <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:00:06 EST APRIL FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> ~~~~~ <BR> <BR> April 1: 40 <BR> April 2: 45 <BR> April 3: 30 <BR> April 4: 60 <BR> April 5 ------ <BR> April 6 ------ <BR> April 7 ------ <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> April 8 ------ <BR> April 9: 70 <BR> April 10: 120 <BR> April 11: 30 <BR> April 12: 30 <BR> April 13 <BR> April 14 <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> April 15 <BR> April 16 <BR> April 17 <BR> Apri... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:56:35 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE / APRIL This challenge is simple yet effective. It has help many stay accountable for their calorie intake to their exercises. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This month you may pick your own <em>224</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:49:41 EST 10% MELTING AWAY TOGETHER CHALLENGE / APRIL A new month = new challenges. <BR> <BR> Lets see how much we can lose by June <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:46:13 EST (DAILY) LET'S ALL STREAK TOGETHER CHALLENGE/ MARCH <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> I have been thinking about a new way to keep us motivated and at the same time accountable. <BR> A sparkfriend has told me about her experiences with keeping a streak alive. She has had enormous success with this. <BR> So I thought I would post a challenge about keeping a streak. <BR> <BR> You can pick anything to streak...but it should be something challenging, something that you are struggling with. And by posting everyday you will be keeping yourself ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:35:15 EST POST YOUR MARCH GOALS HERE What are your Goals...What are your aspirations for this month? Fri, 1 Mar 2013 05:57:19 EST INNER STRUGGLE I am having a huge struggle right now and that's in staying in sparkpeople. Sparkpeople is terrific and I think it helps thousands of people every day. But I'm thinking that maybe for me, I need to step back from things like this. I know I've left sp a number of times and have come back but I really wonder if it's helping me, being here, or if it just keeps me more focused on the "diet" instead of the healthy living I'm working towards. I feel it's more of a crutch at this point for me. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:29:02 EST MARCH FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Love this challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> March 1: 50 minutes <BR> March 2: 85 minutes <BR> March 3: 57 minutes <BR> March 4: --------------- <BR> March 5: --------------- <BR> March 6: --------------- <BR> March 7: --------------- <BR> <BR> ************************************** <BR> <BR> March 8: --------------- <BR> March 9: 30 minutes <BR> March 10: ------------- <BR... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:51:43 EST 10% / MELTING AWAY TOGETHER CHALLENGE / MARCH <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Hi dear sparkfriends <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I have been posting a few new challenges today, even if its only february <BR> Okay so here it is, how does the thought of losing 10% of your weight in the next couple of weeks sound? <BR> <BR> For me this sounds great. So this challenge is really easy, All we need to do is check in daily and post your progress.... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:46:24 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ MARCH <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> March 1 <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Calorie Intake: 1870 <em>248</em> <BR> 3 x Strenght Training Workout / per week: not today <em>24</em> <BR> Walking 10 000 steps per day / or 5 miles: 3 miles <BR> 5 x Cardio Workout / per week: <em>248</em> <BR> Water: 8 <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <BR> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:37:08 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR MILES & STEPS -- MARCH <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> March 1 <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Miles: 3 <BR> <BR> Steps: 6150 <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:29:57 EST POST YOUR FEBRUARY GOALS HERE SETTING SMALL REALISTIC GOALS EVERY MONTH, CAN HELP US STAY ACCOUNTABLE. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:33:38 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 8PM CHALLENGE/ FEBRUARY THIS CHALLENGE WAS A REAL CHALLENGE FOR ME LAST MONTH. I DIDN'T DO SO GOOD, BUT THERE WAS IMPROVEMENT FROM DECEMBER. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:31:02 EST (DAILY) POST & UPDATE YOUR MILES /STEPS - FEBRUARY <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:27:38 EST FEBRUARY FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE <em>244</em> THIS CHALLENGE IS <em>345</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:22:17 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ FEBRUARY LOVED THIS CHALLENGE. IT HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON MANY, SO LETS GIVE IT ANOTHER GO <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:20:07 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 8PM CHALLENGE / JANUARY This challenge was fun, let's give it another go <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:39:56 EST POST YOUR JANUARY GOALS HERE Posting keeps us accountable <BR> New Year.......New Challenges <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:34:12 EST (DAILY) POST AND UPDATE YOUR MILES/ STEPS JANUARY This challenge was fun. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:28:31 EST JANUARY FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE Loved this challenge <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:14:36 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ JANUARY This challenge had a positive impact on many. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 08:13:12 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 8PM CHALLENGE / DECEMBER <em>389</em> I have decided to add this challenge for December. <em>389</em> <BR> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 16:04:47 EST (DAILY) POST AND UPDATE YOUR MILES/ STEPS HERE Everyday we will meet here and posts are pround miles and steps. <BR> <BR> 10 000 steps a day is our main goal, anything more is SPARTASTIC <em>224</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:40:32 EST POST YOUR DECEMBER GOALS HERE Posting our goals for all to see , helps us being accountable. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:36:18 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ DECEMBER Now I have to say, this challenge really stood out from all the others. Lets give this another try. <BR> below you will find a list of mini challenges. Hope you all enjoy. <BR> <BR> 1- Calorie Intake : <BR> 2- Water: <BR> 3- Fruits/Veggies: <BR> 4- Walking 3 miles per day: <BR> 5- Exercises: <BR> <em>381</em> <em>446</em> <em>381</em> <em>446</em> <em>381</em> <em>446</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:33:24 EST DECEMBER FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE This challenge has really helped us keep our goals, so let give it another try <em>224</em> Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:27:04 EST Weigh In and / or Measurements I decided that for my own piece of mind, I won't be using the scale anymore. If I can get Bob to agree, I'll stick it in the yard sale we're having the 16th and 17th. But I flatly won't be using it again. He says he wants to use it but he maybe gets on it 1-2 times a year, so he could do that at the doctor's office. <BR> I will be measuring myself once a month to see if I'm making any progress but I'm going to hang up a really pretty angel top that I wore when I was a size L and work to get b... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 16:15:43 EST SEASONAL.. .(EMOTICON STYLE) Posts an emoticon that represents the season we are in. <BR> <BR> <em>427</em> <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:37:30 EST POST YOUR NOVEMBER GOALS HERE Posting your goals for everyone to see can help keep you accountable. <em>224</em> <em>306</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:04:07 EST LOSING ANOTHER 20 POUNDS IN 10 WEEKS /JAN TO MARCH Starting a new month with this challenge. It worked great last time. Lets try it again <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 16:01:57 EST (DAILY) NO EATING AFTER 7PM CHALLENGE This challenge will probably be the hardest.... Its getting easier every month to keep up with my exercises and all, but not eating after 7 will be really hard. This will be <em>250</em> <em>223</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:41:07 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE/ NOVEMBER I really loved this challenge, Checking in every day does really help to keep us accountable. <em>224</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:30:01 EST NOVEMBER FUN FITNESS MINUTE CHALLENGE This challenge was great for motivation. Lets give it another go <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:27:02 EST (DAILY) HOW MANY HOURS DID YOU SLEEP? How many <em>102</em> did you get last night? Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:42:59 EST (DAILY) KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE CHALLENGE Well I realized that maybe the bikini challenge was not really working for everybody. <BR> And then I noticed what really works for most of us. <BR> A challenge that will keep us accountable. With smaller, realistic goals. <BR> How does this sound.... <BR> <BR> 1- calorie intake: <BR> 2- water: <BR> 3- Fruits/ veggies: <BR> 4- Blogging: <BR> 5- Exercises: <BR> <BR> We will meet here once a day and posted our progress. <BR> KEEPING US ACCOUNTABLE, WE CAN SUCCEED. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:32:55 EST PREVENTING WEIGHT GAIN I read an article on sparkpeople that changed my outlook on daily weigh-ins. <BR> <BR> While some will argue that daily weigh-ins are not good, I can honestly say that its has save me. <BR> If you weigh-in daily you are more app to catch yourself gaining then if you weigh-in only once a month. I have posted a link to a very interesting article by Nicole Nichols. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=512 </link> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:06:41 EST Hoping to inspire better nutrition Hoping to inspire better nutrition, insurance giant sending out money-saving coupons <BR> David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times <BR> <BR> LOS ANGELES -- Anthem Blue Cross wants people to eat better. And to help its members make more healthful food choices, the insurance giant is sending out money-saving coupons. <BR> <BR> For ice cream. <BR> <BR> And processed sandwich meat. <BR> <BR> And mayonnaise. And canned vegetables. <BR> <BR> And, strangely, deodorant. <BR> <BR> The coupon campa... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:20:25 EST POST YOUR OCTOBER GOALS This worked very well in September as well. It helped me be accountable. Lets try this one again <em>223</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:49:15 EST OCTOBER FUN FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE This challenge worked so well for September, that I thought to continue it for October. <BR> <BR> Hope you all will enjoy <em>213</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:41:58 EST Finally got it right My name is Amy. I am gonna be 40 at the end of November and have had it with my weight. This coming Monday will be six weeks. I have went from 291 to 279 so far. I have a long way to go but im in it for the long haul. I dont care if its a lb a week as long as it comes off Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:52:23 EST Hello Everyone. Just wanted to take a moment to say hello. I am 100% ready to follow this path and get healthy. I appreciate all help and all new friends. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:27:44 EST THE BIKINI CHALLENGE <em>344</em> GET BIKINI READY WITH 10 EXERCISES <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> I found this article on sparkpeople and it made the most sense to me. <BR> <BR> " Why do we wait until sparing rolls around to get BIKINI ready?" <BR> Sparkpeople has generated 3 different workouts: BEGINNER <BR> INTERMEDIATE <BR> ADVANCE <BR> Please pick the one that ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:59:49 EST Just wanted to stop in to say hi! I am not new to trying to lose weight, but really want to make this MY YEAR!!! I have tried and tried for so many years to be smaller. I am soon to be 39 and really want to be down to a reasonable weight by the time I am 40. I have four children, and since my oldest is 16 and my baby is 8 I guess I just can't use the whole "baby fat" excuse. I am so willing to listen to other peoples stories and their successes and struggles..I really want to be able to do this and am always looking for s... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:00:29 EST Hi Hi all, My name is Amy, I am trying to lose my baby weight and got tired of paying for WW. I need to lose weight and exercise to get my Blood Pressure down, trying to stay off meds as I am only 28 yrs old. I have a 5 month old and a 3yr old! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 12:14:10 EST First time doing something like this Hello everyone, My name is Holly and this is the first time doing something like this. My goal is to lose atleast 35 pounds and I hope that I can achieve this goal with the help of this site. I am very excited to get started. I am 41 years old and it is getting harder to lose this weight. I love to read, spend time with my family, and love my frenchie, and anything to do with bulldogs. I would love to have someone to exercise with, as I think it would help me to reach my goals faster. I also... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:53:53 EST Me Hi ! Im Kendra..I am a 20 year old college student weighing 250 pds. ! I cant wait to get started on this site and interact with new people ! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:56:33 EST TWO WORDS..... ....CHANGE ONE This game is fun and simple. 2 words ....change 1 Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:42:59 EST POST SOMETHING GREEN Let's have a little fun. Can you post something green? Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:40:53 EST (GAME) LET"S PLAY DARTS Let's play darts, and see how many games we can play. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:38:51 EST TO ENCOURAGE THE NEXT READER.... .(EMOTICON STYLE) Its always nice to receive a kind word or a beautiful smile. Share an encouraging emoticon for the next sparkfriend. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>30</em> <em>334</em> <em>41</em> <em>30</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 14:35:53 EST EYES TO THE SKY There is a brighter day ahead i believe as long as God gives me the strength I can and will lose over 100 lbs being healthier and living healthy is a blessing in itself hello brothers and sisters. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 19:08:38 EST Hello....Here for friendship and support. ;-) Hi, my name is Darlene and I'm new to SP. I'm looking forward to losing weight. I've let myself go long enough, but will need help along the way. I'm 56, and I am tired of being fat and lazy. I have been watching what i eat for only a week, and I already feel better. I haven't fell asleep before going to bed, and i have more energy than I've had in a few years. <BR> <BR> ........................................<BR>......................................<BR>........... <em>386</em> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 21:59:04 EST Trying to find my way again Hello all! My name is Kat and I live in Denver. 4 1/2 years ago I started losing weight with a starting weight of 253lbs, last year I moved to CO weighing in at 163, down 90! Awesome, right? Well not so awesome was gaining 30 of those awful pounds back in just 1 year to be back to a weight I haven't seen for 3. Talk about disheartening :( Right now I'm trying to pick my head back up and get back on track. I'm fairly active at the gym, hitting it up 3-5 times a week. My boyfriend and I ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 18:52:54 EST (GAME) NAME GAME Share the name of a guy or gal. A to Z style. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 18:13:05 EST HOW MANY SP POINTS< TIL NEXT TROPHY? Share your sparkpeople points to your next trophy here. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 18:09:01 EST BIRTHDAY THREAD ( POST HERE) Let us know when your B-day is, so we can celebrate with you. <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 18:06:58 EST SEPTEMBER FUN FITNESS MINUTES CHALLENGE. <em>34</em> <em>357</em> <em>362</em> <em>318</em> <em>332</em> <em>324</em> <em>317</em> <BR> <BR> How's this for a fun, keep you accountable challenge. <BR> Let's see how many minutes we can accumulate this month. <BR> I chose september to do this challenge, cause with the weather being much cooler ( At lest during the evenings) It would be easier for everybody to join in. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Pick a goal numbers and post it in this thread....then EVERYDAY ( that's where the ac... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 16:43:13 EST (GAME)GIVE A GOODIE FUN!(DOUBLE OR TRIPLE NUMBERS) We all post a number (ex: 1,2,3...) and every sparkfriend that posts a double or triple number ( 22,33,44, or 1.011, 2.022) gives a goodie to the previous person. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 15:17:30 EST 75 YEAR OLD BODY BUILDING GRANDMA <link><BR>odybuilding-grandma/ </link> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:28:37 EST POST YOUR SEPTEMBER GOALS HERE. Come one and come all and post your goals for September. As the weeks progress, you can come back and see if you need to adjust, add or remove some. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:53:29 EST (DAILY) ADDING EXTRA CARDIO CHALLENGE Well here it is. I have decided to add some spice to our regular workouts. Below you will find a link that will bring you to sparkpeoples cardio workout videos. <BR> <BR> This weeks challenge will be to add an extra cardio workout to our exercise routine. You may add which ever workout fits you best. You may also alternate workouts throughout the week, this will keep you body guessing. <BR> <BR> **** please remember that by adding more workouts, you may need to adjust your calorie intake, ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:30:56 EST (DAILY) STRENGTH TRAINING CHALLENGE Well here it is ladies. Below is a link that will bring you directly to the official sparkpeople strength training exercise videos. <BR> <BR> This week challenge will be to pick a strength training video and add it to your already exercise routine. You can pick the same one for the entire week, or a different one each day. It doesn't matter which one you pick they are all <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <em>345</em> <em>247</em> <... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:20:09 EST (DAILY) DID YOU GO OUTSIDE 2-DAY? Getting out of the house, even if its just for a few minutes everyday can do wonders for ones self. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:15:23 EST (DAILY) HOW MANY CALORIES DID YOU BURN 2-DAY? Here's a good motivation, sharing our daily calories burn. The more you burn, the more you will Lose. <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:10:21 EST ABC....WORDS THAT END WITH " ING " Post a word that end with " ING " Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:25:40 EST (DAILY)SHARE YOUR LOG-IN POINTS AND HAVE FUN :) Spread the spark sparkling sparkfriends <em>334</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:23:20 EST GIVE YOUR TEAM A HUG! Spark the love. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:21:17 EST SHARE A SMILEY OF FUN & FRIENDSHIP WITH US. Share a smiley of fun and friendship with your team. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:20:02 EST HOW'S THE WEATHER WERE YOU LIVE? (BY EMOTICON) <em>31</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:18:27 EST (DAILY) ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR PROGRESS 2-DAY? Share with us how you feel about your daily mood/feelings toward your progress. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:13:51 EST Breakfast Yes Spinach Smoothie:) Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:31:07 EST Hi! Hi! I am new not only to the group, but Spark People. I am really looking for support and motivation from fellow site users :) <BR> <BR> Thank you!! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:34:48 EST Hiya, Last year of high school. Okay, so.. I am FINALLY a senior in high school. <BR> And I haven't really ever been completely comfortable with my self. <BR> I want to go out with a bang. <BR> I want my last year to be DIFFERENT. <BR> But, I ALWAYS lose my willpower. <BR> I'm SICK of being overweight. I'm not happy.. <BR> I feel like I need CONSTANT talking to. <BR> I feel very disappointed in myself. I have for a while. <BR> I just feel like I can't do this on my own. <BR> I know I'm a wee bit young. <BR> But I'm read... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 21:44:10 EST ARE YOU READY TO MAKE IT A GREAT DAY TODAY? Show us your enthusiasm. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:26:01 EST DID YOU DRINK YOUR 8 TODAY or YESTERDAY? Drinking water is an IMPORTANT FACTOR in losing weight. <BR> <BR> So share with us, it help to keep us all accountable. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:23:54 EST (GAME TIME) LAST LETTER STARTS THE NEXT WORD The last letter of each word posted starts the next word. <BR> <BR> Love Tue, 21 Aug 2012 15:16:41 EST HEY WALKERS!! TRACK YOUR STEPS, MILES, TIME HERE For all of you that love to walk, count steps or/and miles, post here. <BR> Share your daily success/accomplishments. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:46:55 EST DID YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY YESTERDAY? THUMBS UP/DOWN? How was your day yesterday? Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:38:13 EST (GAME TIME) GET ACTIVE--SHOW US IN EMOTICON Show us active by using emoticon. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:34:43 EST Make a new friend today How about we dub today: Make a New Spark Friend Day? <BR> <BR> Is there a Sparker you see around the site but haven't friended? Maybe it's a friend of a friend, or someone you're on a team with. Or maybe it's someone new to the site who hasn't had a chance to make friends. <BR> <BR> Go ahead - make their day! Add them as a friend and pass a little Spark around. <em>223</em> <em>220</em> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:02:48 EST (DAILY) DID YOU HAVE BREAKFAST 2-DAY? Breakfast is and will always be the most important meal of your day. It set the mode for how much energy you will have. <BR> <BR> So show us if you have. <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:42:24 EST (DAILY)DID YOU READ/COMMENT ON A FRIEND'S BLOG? We all love it when sparkfriends stop by our blogs/ sparkpages and encourage us. So spread the spark by encouraging 1 or 2 sparkfriends. <em>224</em> <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>223</em> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 20:36:07 EST IF YOU WERE ACTIVE TODAY-- SHOW US YOUR WOO HOO!! I saw this on another team and thought it would be the perfect fun/motivating topics for us to do daily. <BR> <BR> If you have been active today show us your <em>244</em> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:49:20 EST (DAILY) DO YOU FEEL MOTIVATED TODAY ( 1-10 ) Some days we feel <em>104</em> <em>250</em> And other days no so much <em>39</em> <em>29</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Lets share and measure our motivation with others. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:46:44 EST DID YOU STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANG TODAY? Staying within our calorie rang everyday is hard. So to keep us accountable, lets meet here everyday and share. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:29:54 EST DO YOU REWARD YOURSELF WHEN YOU REACH A GOAL? I always make sure to reward myself when I reach a goal. <BR> <BR> In 2 week I will be buying myself a new iPhone if I reach my goal of losing 6 pounds. <em>334</em> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:22:47 EST HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH WEIGHT GAIN? What do you do when you realize that you have gain weight? <BR> <BR> I for one freak out. I don't go crazy, but I will let out a small scream as I look at the scale...loll <BR> But after I sit down and realize that its my fault ( I should have eaten that extra dessert or I shouldn't have put off all those exercises) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:18:10 EST WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR YOU SINCE STARTING SP?? What has changed for you since starting sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> 1- I have dropped 6 pant sizes. <BR> 2- I have made <em>345</em> <em>223</em> <BR> 3- I feel motivated each day. <BR> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 15:06:38 EST CLICK ONCE A DAY IF YOU LOVE SPARKPEOPLE. Come join me in spreading the spark. Click once a day if you love sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 15:03:55 EST LOSE 20 POUNDS in 10 WEEKS I need to lose 20 pounds, and I am tired of procrastinating about it. <BR> <BR> Who is up for this challenge?? We will me here everyday to keep ourselves accountable. <BR> And by posting our losses and gains we will help each other along the way to success. Wed, 8 Aug 2012 20:47:00 EST Panic Button. ( Hit when you need support) Post her when you feel the need to: <BR> <BR> vent <BR> scream <BR> share <BR> support <BR> encouragement <BR> congrats <BR> etc.... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 14:02:59 EST ( DAILY ) SENDING GOODIES Each day we should pick a handful of sparkfriends And send them an encouraging goodie. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Mon, 6 Aug 2012 14:00:11 EST ( DAILY ) WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? Let's share one thing per day that we are thankful for. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:58:35 EST FAVORITE FITNESS ACTIVITIES? What are your fave fitness activities with your family? <BR> <BR> <em>299</em> <em>281</em> <em>131</em> <em>260</em> <em>133</em> <em>300</em> <em>196</em> <em>294</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:40:32 EST What is your GO TO song? What song makes you feel like exercising,? <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> <em>319</em> <em>312</em> <em>324</em> <em>315</em> <em>335</em> <em>335</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:36:03 EST Meat...Where do you stand? When it comes to meat, some of us prefer not to eat meat, and some can't live without. Where do you stand? <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <em>4</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:33:57 EST How do you prepare your favorite veggies? How do you cook your veggies? Do you steam them? Boil them? Or maybe marinade them? <BR> <BR> <em>284</em> <em>69</em> <em>258</em> <em>267</em> <em>210</em> <em>147</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:31:27 EST 5 DAY CHALLENGE, ARE YOU UP FOR IT??? I was staring at my computer screen today, trying to figure out what our next challenge would be... and I noticed that every time a team starts a new challenge they always last 2 weeks or 1 month. <BR> <BR> And I will be honest, most people will drop out after 5 days. Life being so unpredictable and all, we always ten to drop out after 5 days. <BR> So this challenge will last ONLY 5 DAYS. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Okay so our challenge will be to AVOID SWEETS for 5 days. Now this I know every... Mon, 21 May 2012 18:43:29 EST Cutting back or completely? How do you deal with your favorite foods( Bad or good ones)? <BR> <BR> Do you cut them out completely during your weight loss journey or do you allow yourself to indulge a little once in a while? Wed, 16 May 2012 21:14:36 EST Losing fast VS losing slowly Who hasn't wished to lose 10, 20 or even 50 pounds in a short amount of time? I will admit that I have tried alot of fad diets and Some worked but the results were short lived. I now have to lose all over again the same 30 pounds that I have been losing and gaining over and over because I to fell under the charm of these miracle diets. <BR> <BR> But know I have learned that the ONLY way to a fitter me is by exercising and sticking to it no matter what the scales says or doesn't say. Losing... Wed, 16 May 2012 21:04:28 EST Kicking it up a notch or two. Ever feel that your body isn't being reactive to your exercises anymore? <BR> <BR> We have all hit a bump in the road to a fitter and healthier us. I have noticed that if you are not losing inches or pounds, you should kick it up a notch. Run an extra miles, walked an extra mile, add 1 or two more pounds to weight training, add a few more rep to your already existing routine. Or if you can't add anymore weights than try cutting a few calories during the week and this will also help you lose... Wed, 16 May 2012 20:47:00 EST Easy way to lose 5 extra pounds per month Here is a very easy way to lose an extra 5 pounds per month. Just by walking... Yes I did say walking. People think that walking cannot add anything to our everyday exercise routine, but they are wrong. <BR> <BR> By walking 12 000 to 15 000 step each day you can easily lose some extra weight each month, ( with healthy and sensible eating this is achievable). <BR> <BR> So next time you go to work, park a little farther, use the stairs, walk to the corner store, walk around your neighborho... Sat, 12 May 2012 20:38:35 EST GET AN AMAZING BUTT How to get an amazing butt, I have found an article by sparkpeoles about how to get an amazing butt. <BR> <BR> This article shows you how to achieve this with new 5 minutes exercises that you can add to your already existing exercise routine everyday. <BR> <BR> I will add the link to the the 5 minutes exercises. This will make it even easier for everybody to access them. This challenge will run from MAY 9 to MAY 22. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_ar... Wed, 9 May 2012 05:49:43 EST Weight gain? Muscle? Okay I just have a question... I think I already know the answer to, just wanna re-assure myself. So I started working out last month Lost 5lbs and recently I weight myself and I GAIN 2LBS! I thought to myself how could this be? So I measure myself, okay so my hips and arms didn't change but I lost 2 inches off my waist and grew an inch on my thighs. Now could this be due to muscles..... I just wanna lose 20lbs. Help! Sun, 6 May 2012 20:14:15 EST differenc es...good ones and bad ones.... Have you notices any differences since you began your journey to a healthier you? <BR> <BR> I have notices Good and bad ones. <BR> Good= I have more energy during the day. <BR> Bad= I get cranky if I dont eat sweets...loll but that's normal <em>20</em> Fri, 4 May 2012 17:49:15 EST Withdrawal feelings... how do you deal? Are you having withdrawal feelings toward some foods that you have completely given up? If so how do you deal? <BR> <BR> I have noticed a serious shift in my moods when I don't get my regular sugar intake. <BR> When this happens I now know that its because of a lack of " BAD SUGARS" intake and go for a walk around the neighborhood to get my mind off things. <BR> But I wont lie, its really hard to stay on the right track, I love chocolate and its seems to love me as well...loll Tue, 1 May 2012 16:11:50 EST Fruits vs Veggies Which do you prefer? It seemes that we all prefer one to the other. I to will admit to having a sweet tooth and fruits help control my sweet cravings. And I should get more veggies on my plate during meals <em>39</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 16:04:53 EST What are your fave meals? What are your fave meals? Everybody has a fave and for me its a nice T-bone steak with a big salad with alot of veggies. <em>496</em> <em>140</em> <em>4</em> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:59:41 EST Do you track your steps per day? How many steps do you do walk per day? Have you ever calculated them at the end of a week? <BR> I have recently began to take into consideration my steps per day. I have also found out that for every 2000 to 3000 steps ( depending on big ur strides are) you burn approximately 100 calories. <BR> <BR> So I bought a pedometer and began tracking how many steps per day I take. <BR> yesterday I walked 6.9 miles which is approx 14 500 steps. and this means that I have burned 700 calories with wal... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 08:51:49 EST What type of scale do you have? Just curious what type of scale everyone has. I'm not sure if mine is totally accurate. Last night it said I was down to 209.2 when I weighed myself and this morning it's saying 207.8 and 206.8 so I'm not sure of it's accuracy and thinking about getting a new one, but I'm not sure what ones are good and accurate. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:19:11 EST What is keeping you from success? What is keeping you from success? I woke up this morning and pondered over my hot cup of java...why haven't I already reach my goal weight? <BR> What is holding me back? Than the answer came to me... I was the reason I wasn't at my goal weight. <BR> I began to think and remembered all those delicious (fatty) meals that I have indulged, and all those mornings that I pressed snooze instead of getting up and exercising. <BR> Now this must stop. We need to take charge and change. Taking on heal... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:28:05 EST Walking.....who knew??????..... Walking off the weight....Here is an easy way to shed some weight. <BR> <BR> WALKING !!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> By walking 6 miles a day x 30 days you could easily shed up to 5 pounds a month and the health benefits are endless. <em>334</em> <em>311</em> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 06:20:04 EST 2- CHEERING FOR EACH OTHER CHALLENGE. For our second challenge we will cheer and send encouraging note to each other. I have done this challenge in the past and it really worked at helping each member to get to know one another. <BR> <BR> We are a small team and the fun part is drawing support from one another. All we need to do is send a goodie or posts a cheerful msg's on a sparkfriend's page. We will be given 1 point for each encouraging memo we send out. <BR> <BR> This challenge begins the 25th of April and end the 8th of M... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:26:17 EST POST AND UPDATE YOUR MILES HERE..... Please use this thread to post and update your daily miles. <BR> <BR> THANKS <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 25 APRIL ------- 1 MAI = miles <BR> ****************************************<BR>********** <BR> 2 Mai ------- 8 MAI = Miles <BR> ****************************************<BR>********** <BR> 9 MAI -------- 15 MAI= miles <BR> ****************************************<BR>********** <BR> 16 MAI ------ 22 MAI= ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:13:32 EST 1- A VIRTUAL JOURNEY CHALLENGE Hi, this is our first challenge as a new team. <BR> I thought that a VIRTUAL JOURNEY would be a fun and GREAT way to get fit. ( This challenge will run from the 25th of APRIL to the 22th of MAI ) <BR> <BR> We will all begin our VIRTUAL JOURNEY in MANHATTAN, NY. From there we must all make our way to BOSTON. There are approximately 250 miles between NYC AND BOSTON. <BR> <BR> Everyday we will come here and log in our daily MILES. I have bought a new pedometer that counts calories, steps and ... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:56:34 EST Emotional Eating Emotional Eating is a BIG problem among women. Overtime something comes along and disturbs our lives, and some of us ( more than you think) will turn to food for comfort. <BR> <BR> Lady's this is the WORST habit for us to have. <BR> We need to take charge and kick this BAD HABIT to the curve. If you have anything suggestions, please share. We could all use some help. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:15:27 EST CAN TONING YOUR BODY BE EASY AND FUN???? When we hear toning we automatically picture someone lifting weight and sweating. But the truth about toning has been greatly ignored. <BR> <BR> Although lifting weights is a good way to keep toned, there are other ways to accomplish this "TASK" <BR> 1- Walking with added ankle and wrists weights: These small 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 pound weights can be strapped around your wrists and ankles for added resistance. This will force your muscles to work a little hard with every stride. <BR> <BR> 2- Lif... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:19:34 EST WHAT MOTIVATES YOU IN THE MORNING? We all have been there. That first look/ glance of ourselves in the bathroom mirror. Even before we get that caffeine kick in our system. <BR> Finding the motivation to keep going and succeed. We all have our little tricks and strategies. <BR> I would enjoy hearing yours. They just might inspire someone. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:29:25 EST What did you do for exercise today? I did something today that I haven't done in years; went for a bike ride with my kids! It was a great time! When we got home I was sweating too! Before that, we went to the park and played a little basketball. It's nice that the weather is getting better so I can get outside more. I live in Oregon, so nice days are hard to come by. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 16:50:27 EST If you have any questions about weight loss...... If you have any questions about weight loss please use this thread to post your questions and I will do my best to answer you. <em>223</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:32:38 EST Is your scale the enemy? How many time have we walked up to it, looked at it with a cautious eye, carefully positioning one foot on it and than prayed that the results WOULDN'T give us an anxiety attack???? <BR> <BR> I for one cross my fingers every time I climb on my scale...loll Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:31:28 EST 10 000 steps = ????? Did you know that 10 000 steps a day = 3 to 5 miles. Or 30 - 60 minutes of moderate exercise. <BR> <BR> Also, walking 2000 steps = approximately 100 burned calories. <BR> <BR> Some of us might already know this, but I felt the need to share it. SO for those who can't exercise, because of medical or any other health problems. Remember that a few steps a day can really make a difference. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:26:16 EST 1 mile= ???? Did you know.... Did you know that: <BR> <BR> 1 mile is equal to approximately to 2000 to 3000 steps, depending on the length of your stride. Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:20:22 EST How do you handle the WEEKENDS??? I know that for alot of us, WEEKENDS can be our most dreaded times. So many things can influence us in the wrong direction. A friends birthday party, a wedding, a BBQ....the list goes on and on and on. <BR> <BR> How to keep from falling back to our old habits? How do you deal with the weekends?? Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:16:41 EST WHAT ARE YOUR DAILY CHALLENGES Let's start this year on the right foot. By setting a small realistic challenge for ourselves everyday. This will help us stay accountable for our weight loss. So please share, your ideas could help others reach their goals. <BR> <BR> For me I will walk an extra mile today. <em>68</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:04:59 EST SHARE YOUR WHEEL POINTS Share your wheel points here. <em>211</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:55:51 EST Tired off falling off the wagon so to speak... Tired of falling off the wagon...what are your triggers??? Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:53:21 EST