SparkPeople Come on, Light Your Fire! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=56998 This team is for those of us that need a challenge and a push! Daily fitness and/or healthy lifestyle challenges. Weekly goals and goal review. If you want a reason to get moving - we've got it! SparkPeople Come on, Light Your Fire! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=56998 Weekly Challenge - 12/15 - 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x60027817 Choose your own challenge. Really challenge yourself this week in an area in which you struggle. It can be one thing, or a different thing each day. Come tell us all about it. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:57:32 EST Weekly Question - 12/15 - 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x60027813 Stop by this week & tell us about some of your favorite music & traditions of the Season. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 03:55:57 EST Weekly Challenge - 12/8 - 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59965566 This is tied to the weekly question. The question was your plan for the day. The challenge is to do what your plan was & then show us in emoticons what you did. <BR> <BR> For example, if my plan was to eat my freggies for the day, then I'd show you some emoticons that I did my plan: <em>368</em> <em>210</em> <em>277</em> <em>289</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:50:39 EST Weekly Question - 12/8 - 12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59965561 What one thing will you do today to help reach your goals. It can be anything -- drink your water, get in your steps, exercise, eat your freggies. Come tell us what you plan to do today. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 03:48:05 EST Weekly Question - 12/1 - 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59901690 Visit the thread several days this week & tell us one or two of your favorite workout songs each time. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:55:12 EST Weekly Challenge - 12/1 - 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59901684 Eat your freggies. Aim for at least 3 servings of veggies & 2 servings of fruit per day. Come tell us each day you meet goal. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 03:52:38 EST Weekly Challenge - 11/24 - 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59845081 Choose your own challenge. You can work on the same thing all week, or choose something different each day. Come tell us what you're working on. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:06:18 EST Weekly Question - 11/24 - 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59845079 Tell us something interesting about you that not many people know. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:05:27 EST Weekly Question - 11/17 - 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59781900 Thanksgiving is coming. Come tell us several days this week what your plans are to stay on track. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:57:10 EST Weekly Challenge - 11/17 - 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59781899 Let's get some exercise this week. Aim for 30 minutes at least 5 days this week. Come tell us when you've met goal. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:55:44 EST Weekly Question - 11/10 - 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59716436 What are some of your favorite old TV shows that you wish were still on? Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:51:23 EST Weekly Challenge - 11/10 - 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59716433 Post to the team wall several days this week. Come tell us when you've met goal. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:50:26 EST Weekly Question - 11/3 - 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59647133 Come tell us every day at least one thing for which you're grateful. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 03:59:44 EST Weekly Challenge - 11/3 - 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59647131 Eat at the low end of your calorie range this week to change things up a bit. Come tell us each day you meet goal. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 03:57:38 EST Weekly Question - 10/27 - 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59576638 Each day, come tell us one thing that you struggle with on this journey. Let's encourage each other & see if we can find solutions to those things we struggle with. I'd like to get a dialog going so we can help each other out. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:59:01 EST Weekly Challenge - 10/27 - 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59576635 Let's be mindful of portion size this week. Our dinner plates are huge this days. Try eating on a smaller plate this week. A 9-inch plate is a good size. Goal met when you eat on a 9-inch plate each day this week. Come tell us how you did. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:56:32 EST Weekly Question - 10/20 - 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59507930 Come back several times this week & tell me about your favorite TV shows. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:58:08 EST Weekly Challenge - 10/20 - 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59507923 Easy challenge this week. Check over your SparkPage & make sure it's up-to-date. Also, maybe it's time to change your page. October is breast cancer awareness month. It's also fall in many parts of the U.S. & if you celebrate, Halloween is coming. Let's see those pretty pages!! Mon, 20 Oct 2014 03:55:10 EST Weekly Question - 10/13 - 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59441656 Come back several times this week & tell me about some of your hobbies/likes/interests. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:37:29 EST Weekly Challenge - 10/13 - 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59441638 A lot of us have trouble with after dinner eating. This week, close the kitchen once dinner is done. Goal is met when the kitchen stays closed between dinner & bedtime. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:35:27 EST Weekly Question - 10/6 - 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59371692 Fall is coming. What are some of your favorite fall activities? Come by a few times this week & tell us what you like. <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 04:06:36 EST Weekly Challenge - 10/6 - 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59371683 Eat your freggies this week. Aim for 3 vegetable servings & 2 fruit servings. Come tell us every time you meet goal for the day. Mon, 6 Oct 2014 04:02:55 EST Weekly Question - 9/22 - 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59223389 Come back several days this week & give us some helpful tips for eating healthy & staying active while on vacation. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:56:45 EST Weekly Challenge - 9/22 - 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59223387 Water is so important in helping with fat metabolism. Drink at least 8 glasses per day. Every day that you do 8 or more, come tell us about it. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:55:37 EST Weekly Challenge - 9/15 - 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59148260 Can you get at least 10000 steps most days this week? How about 12000? Come back & tell us each time this week that you get 10000 steps or more. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:57:14 EST Weekly Question - 9/15 - 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59148259 Everyone has easy "go-to" meals when they're too short on time to cook. Come back to this thread a few times this week & tell us one of your favorite go-to meals each time. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:55:41 EST Weekly Challenge - 9/8 - 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59077060 Track your food for several days this week. Come back & tell us each time you stayed in range. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 04:03:11 EST Weekly Question - 9/8 - 9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59077059 What are some of your favorite vacation spots? Come back several times this week & tell us your faves. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 04:01:18 EST Weekly Challenge - 9/1 - 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x59006198 Let's start September off strong. Work out an extra 10 minutes 3 times (or more) this week. Each time, come back & tell us what you did. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:24:39 EST Weekly Question - 9/1 - 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x59006187 Name some of your favorite smells. Come back a few days this week & tell us what you like. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:23:07 EST Weekly Question - 8/25 - 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58940080 What are some sounds that you love to hear? Come back several times this week & tell us what you like. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:07:57 EST Weekly Challenge - 8/25 - 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58940075 See if you can spin the bonus wheel several times this week. Come tell us every day that you do. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:06:35 EST Weekly Challenge - 8/18 - 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58872775 Post to the team wall several times this week. Aim for 5 out of 7 days. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:11:43 EST Weekly Question - 8/18 - 8/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58872774 Do you have any nicknames? If you're like me, you have more than one. Come back several times this week, tell us your nicknames, who calls you by them & why. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 04:10:51 EST Weekly Question - 8/11 - 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58805456 When you are at your lowest point, what motivates you to keep going. Usually it's a combination of things. Come back several times this week & give us one thing each time. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:04:44 EST Weekly Challenge - 8/11 - 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58805455 Read several motivational or inspirational blogs or articles this week. Come back after each one & tell us what it was that was motivational or inspirational to you. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 04:03:21 EST Weekly Question - 8/4 - 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58736406 What are some of your favorite summer activities? Come back a few days this week & tell us all about it. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 04:04:53 EST Weekly Challenge - 8/4 - 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58736405 Show your teammates some love this week. Post supportive comments on their page, read & comment on their blogs, or send some SparkGoodies. Do this several times this week. Come back & give us a <em>250</em> each day that you do this. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 04:03:49 EST Weekly Question - 7/28 - 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58665761 Tell us some of your favorite fruits & veggies. Come back to this thread several times this week & tell us what you like. Try & name 1 fruit & 1 veggie each time. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:01:29 EST Weekly Challenge - 7/28 - 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58665754 Get some exercise this week. Aim for 2 or 3 days of strength training & 3 days of cardio. <BR> <BR> Post the day & then an emoticon to show what you did. For example: Sunday - <em>362</em> (strength training) OR Tuesday - <em>318</em> cardio. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:59:50 EST Weekly Challenge - 7/21 - 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58596361 Post on the team wall 5 out of 7 days this week. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:59:12 EST Weekly Question - 7/21 - 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58596358 Come back every day or two & tell me your favorite workout songs. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:56:10 EST Weekly Question - 7/14 - 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58525787 Check in each day & tell us some of your favorite movie titles. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:58:54 EST Weekly Challenge - 7/14 - 7/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58525786 Drink at least 8 cups of water each day. Come back each day & tell us how you did. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:57:52 EST Weekly Question - 7/7 - 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58452446 The key to weight loss is not just healthy eating & regular scheduled exercise, it's about being active all day. Come tell us several times this week how you "move it, move it." <em>334</em> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 03:54:32 EST Weekly Challenge - 7/7 - 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58452444 Exercise 3 or 4 times this week. Come back & tell us what you did each time. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 03:52:50 EST Weekly Challenge - 6/30 - 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58379988 Eat your freggies!! Strive for 3 servings of veggies & 2 servings of fruit per day. Come back throughout the week & tell us how you're doing. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:05:37 EST Weekly Question 6/30 - 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58379980 Most everyone has several hobbies or maybe just some things they're interested in. Come back several times this week & tell us about your hobbies or things you like to do. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:03:11 EST Weekly Challenge 6/23 - 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58318145 Here's a challenge for you for this week - drink your 8 glasses a day of water. Come back each day and tell us how you did! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:13:16 EST Question for the week 6/23 - 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58318104 Let's try something new! I want to start an actual DISCUSSION! We're officially in summertime, so what are some things you want to do for the summer? <BR> <BR> I'm learning about plants and gardening with my father in law, and I LOVE going to the Farmer's Market, so I'm hoping & planning to do that once a week or at least every other week. How about you guys? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:09:23 EST Team Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58308737 Hey there! I'm thinking of making some changes to the team goals. What kinds of things would you like to see? Either send me a SparkMail or reply to this thread! <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Sheila (Nillapepsi) Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:31:15 EST Today's Challenge - 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58307183 Rewards are a very important part of the weight loss journey and can be very motivating. Come up with some rewards for reaching your small & large goals. Tell us your plan. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:01:14 EST Today's Question - 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58307180 Do you use a reward system for reaching your small & large goals? Why type of rewards do you give yourself? Mon, 23 Jun 2014 04:00:07 EST Weekend Question - 6/21 - 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58287677 Do you take advantage of the farmer's markets in your area this time of year? Perhaps you grow your own garden or participate in a co-op. Tell us how you get your fresh fruits & vegetables. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:13:56 EST Weekend Challenge - 6/21 - 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58287651 Choose your own challenge. Come back & tell us what you did. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:11:58 EST Daily challenge 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58276395 Today's challenge: <BR> Walk! Doesn't matter how long, but try to go for some kind of a walk today! Come tell us how far you went. Brag a little! Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:15:06 EST Today's question 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58276363 What's the favorite thing that you do now since you've joined Spark? <BR> <BR> Mine's running! Fri, 20 Jun 2014 01:05:18 EST Today's Question - 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58265901 I love cheese & always have. I'm sure there are some other cheese lovers out there. What's your favorite? Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:00:30 EST Today's Challenge - 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58265899 Every time you pass a mirror today, say to yourself, "I can do this!!!" Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:59:38 EST Today's Challenge - 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58254924 Give YOURSELF a SparkGoodie today & include an encouraging note. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:07:05 EST Today's Question - 6/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58254923 What was the last movie you saw? Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:03:30 EST Today's Challenge - 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58243417 Add a little extra activity to your day. Take the stairs a couple more times than normal. Get in some extra steps. Maybe add some jumping jacks throughout the day. Come back & tell us what you did. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:53:39 EST Today's Question - 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58243415 What time of day do you Spark? Are you a morning Sparker, lunchtime Sparker, evening Sparker, or do you Spark a little all day? Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:52:06 EST Today's Question - 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58231971 There are some popular songs out there that just get on my last nerve. I'm sure I'm not alone. Name a popular song you turn off that others turn up. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:06:13 EST Today's Challenge - 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58231967 Get back on track. Drink your water, eat your freggies, track your food, get some steps in. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 04:04:14 EST Today's Question - 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58190393 Do you usually get enough SparkPoints every day to spin the bonus wheel? Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:09:39 EST Today's Challenge - 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58190391 Get at least 25 SparkPoints today so that you can spin the bonus wheel. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 04:08:22 EST Today's Challenge - 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58179163 Whenever you think of it today, show those pearly whites. <em>334</em> A smile can lift your mood. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:54:44 EST Today's Question - 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58179158 What color is your hair? Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:53:07 EST Today's Question - 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58167993 Tell me something interesting about you. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:10:38 EST Today's Challenge - 6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58167991 Let's do some jumping jacks today (low impact ones are fine, too). Anytime you feel tired, stop & give me 20!! Little boosts of activity help to "wake you up" & can rev your metabolism a bit. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:06:14 EST Today's Challenge - 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58156896 Post on the team wall today. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 03:55:35 EST Today's Question - 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58156895 If you work outside your home, do you pack your breakfast and/or lunch? What are your go-to foods? Mon, 9 Jun 2014 03:54:53 EST Weekend Challenge - 6/6 - 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58126186 Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day this weekend. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 04:00:56 EST Weekend Question - 6/6 - 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58126182 Name some of your least favorite foods. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 03:59:53 EST Today's Challenge - 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58118572 Comment on a teammate's blog today. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:25:10 EST Today's Question - 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58118566 Do you follow doctor's orders? Or do you fudge a little? Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:24:41 EST Today's Challenge - 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58103430 Send a Light Your Fire teammate some encouragement today. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 04:00:20 EST Today's Question - 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58103423 What is your favorite day of the week & why? Wed, 4 Jun 2014 03:58:31 EST Today's Challenge - 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58091502 Choose your own challenge. Choose something you're struggling with. Come back & tell us what you did. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:01:58 EST Today's Question - 6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58091501 Peanut butter: Do you prefer crunchy or smooth? Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:01:11 EST Today's Question - 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58078976 Do you prefer coffee or tea? Do you like flavored coffees? What is your "go-to" tea flavor? Mon, 2 Jun 2014 04:07:49 EST Today's Challenge - 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58078961 Look over your SparkPage. Make sure all the information is correct. Do your goals need to be updated? Maybe add some new photos or change your background photo. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 04:03:10 EST Weekend Challenge - 5/30 - 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58047018 Make sure you get at least 5 freggies in each day this weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>289</em> <em>491</em> <em>550</em> <em>370</em> <em>368</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 07:22:13 EST Weekend Question - 5/30 - 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58047008 Do you work outside your home? If so, what is your profession? <BR> <BR> Are you a stay-at-home parent (that's work, too!)? Fri, 30 May 2014 07:20:59 EST Today's Challenge - 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58034598 Can you drink at least 8 glasses of water today? <em>194</em> Thu, 29 May 2014 04:10:09 EST Today's Question - 5/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58034597 Name 3 things for which you are grateful today. Thu, 29 May 2014 04:09:14 EST Today's Challenge - 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x58022564 Move it, move it, move it. Come back & tell us how you moved it today. Wed, 28 May 2014 04:01:05 EST Today's Question - 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x58022562 Do you like to watch any sports? If so, what do you watch? Wed, 28 May 2014 04:00:03 EST Challenge 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57998979 Do 1 thing to make your holiday a bit healthier! Come tell us what you did! Mon, 26 May 2014 02:09:12 EST Question of the day 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57998946 Happy Memorial Day! <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> What do you do to commemorate Memorial Day? Mon, 26 May 2014 02:00:56 EST Weekend Challenge - 5/23 - 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57970669 Everyone needs a break. Not necessarily from a healthy diet, but from the difficulties of daily life. This weekend (you can include Monday -- a lot of us have a holiday on Monday), I want you to take at least an hour & do something just for you. Go for a walk, take a nice long hot bath, go to a spa, do something fun for YOU! Heck, I might use my hour to take a nap!! <em>102</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 08:38:29 EST Weekend Question - 5/23 - 5-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57970556 Do you have plans for the holiday weekend? Fri, 23 May 2014 08:29:04 EST Today's Challenge - 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57957843 Post on the team wall (this is the equivalent of the old team huddle). Thu, 22 May 2014 03:55:31 EST Today's Question - 5/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57957842 What's the hardest thing you've ever done? Thu, 22 May 2014 03:54:23 EST Today's Challenge - 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57945994 Do 100 jumping jacks today. You can do them all at once, or spread them out over the day. Wed, 21 May 2014 03:55:41 EST Today's Question - 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57945991 What’s the one sound that drives you crazy? Wed, 21 May 2014 03:54:47 EST Today's Challenge - 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57934098 Choose your own challenge. It can be anything -- drink your water, eat your freggies, track your food, get some exercise, send some SparkGoodies, get 10000 steps, avoid the work candy dish. <BR> <BR> It will be a challenge for me to get 10000 steps today since our database is back up. I have data entry to do on about 500 cases this week. Soooooo, I'm choosing steps for my challenge today. Tue, 20 May 2014 04:01:14 EST Today's Question - 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57934094 If given complete freedom to start afresh, what profession would you choose and why? Tue, 20 May 2014 03:58:47 EST Today's Challenge - 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57921339 Send a SparkGoodie or note of encouragement to one of your Light Your Fire teammates today. Mon, 19 May 2014 03:57:50 EST Today's Question - 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57921338 Are you afraid of heights? If not, do you have any phobias? What are they? Mon, 19 May 2014 03:56:48 EST Weekend Challenge - 5-16 - 5-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57891174 Sometimes we slack off on the weekend. Don't do it. Get some exercise in at least one day this weekend. Fri, 16 May 2014 07:56:16 EST Weekend Question - 5/16 - 5-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57891155 What is your favorite weekend activity? Fri, 16 May 2014 07:55:15 EST Today's question 5/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57878212 What's one thing that you've done on this journey? Share it with us! <em>209</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I'm really proud that my usual calorie intake was around 3,000+ when I first started, and now even on a "bad" day, it doesn't ever top 2,500! :) Most days I am in range! Thu, 15 May 2014 01:33:59 EST daily challenge 5 /16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57878195 Make 1 healthy swap with your food today. Come tell us what you did! Thu, 15 May 2014 01:29:49 EST Today's Challenge - 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57866334 Try a new workout video or a new exercise today. Come back & tell us what you did. Wed, 14 May 2014 04:03:58 EST Today's Question - 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57866333 Do you do the same exercise routines week in & week out, or do you change it up? Wed, 14 May 2014 04:03:01 EST Today's Question - 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57854498 My favorite song changes from time to time. What's your favorite song right now? <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 May 2014 03:55:58 EST Today's Challenge - 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57854494 While I was on vacation, I got lazy about getting all my steps in because we swam a lot. <BR> <BR> Today, can you do at least 10000 steps? Tue, 13 May 2014 03:54:30 EST Two daily questions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57850793 LOL! DIdn't realize we already had one! :) Answer one or both! LOL. Mon, 12 May 2014 19:38:17 EST Daily question 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57850766 Sorry for the late question! <BR> How did you get used to drinking your water? Did you have any tricks? Mon, 12 May 2014 19:35:29 EST Today's Question - 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57842276 Tell us about a favorite vacation from your past. Mon, 12 May 2014 04:12:05 EST Today's Challenge - 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57842272 Time to get back on track. Track your food today & see how you do. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much to Beauty_Within for helping out while I was "unplugged" for vacation. Mon, 12 May 2014 04:10:16 EST Daily question 5/10-11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57822127 Tell us something interesting about yourself! We want to get to know you better! <em>213</em> Sat, 10 May 2014 00:51:45 EST Weekend Challenge 5/10 & 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57822108 It's the weekend and Mother's Day. <BR> Do something Nice for yourself and relaxing! <BR> Tell us what you did! <em>375</em> Sat, 10 May 2014 00:45:58 EST Daily Challenge 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57816569 Post a blog today. Let us know how your journey is going. :) <BR> Then come back & let us know you did so we know to go read it! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 9 May 2014 14:20:47 EST Question of the day 5/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57816533 What is one activity you enjoy during the spring & summer that you can't do the rest of the year? (or do as comfortably) <BR> For me, it's bike riding. I CAN bike in winter, but it's harder. Fri, 9 May 2014 14:15:58 EST Daily Challenge 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57798409 Walk! Get outside if possible, and walk! Come tell us how far you're going today! Thu, 8 May 2014 01:18:18 EST Question of the day 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57798389 Do you use a pedometer of any kind? Why or why not? <BR> <BR> I use a fitbit one. :) I love it for the most part - it tracks when I've been most active and tracks day-to-day calories as well as activity ones. Thu, 8 May 2014 01:13:57 EST Who's still here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57784644 We have lots of people listed as being members, but I'm not seeing much activity. So who's still here? What helps you? What help would you like to see here? Tue, 6 May 2014 22:24:17 EST daily challenge 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57773768 do your strength training today, and add one new activity - whether it's weights, pushups, whatever. Tell us what you did! Tue, 6 May 2014 01:19:52 EST Question of the day 5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57773757 What's your favorite exercise? Mine's dance and yoga! Tue, 6 May 2014 01:17:42 EST daily challenge 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57765147 Do something spring-like. Go biking, garden, anything. Then let us know what you did! Mon, 5 May 2014 11:23:15 EST Today's question 5/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57760092 First, if you celebrate it, Happy Cinco de Mayo! <BR> <BR> For your daily question pleasure - Share your inspiration! What brought you here? What started your healthy journey? Mon, 5 May 2014 00:44:20 EST Weekend Challenge -5/2 - 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57727048 Do something fun this weekend. Maybe try something new. Come back & tell us what you did. Fri, 2 May 2014 08:11:39 EST Weekend Question - 5/2 - 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57727027 When you go on a trip, what is the one thing you cannot leave home without? Fri, 2 May 2014 08:10:24 EST Today's challenge 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57711615 Do some exercise outdoors, then come tell us what you did!!! Thu, 1 May 2014 02:24:04 EST I could use some ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57711490 As some of you may know, my family and I moved in with our extended family. Which is great, except 2 of them are BAKERS! And the rest love their junk food...potato chips, cookies,ect. <BR> What do you guys do to avoid the temptation? Clearing out the kitchen is not an option, as it's not just our food! <BR> HELP! Thu, 1 May 2014 02:05:01 EST Today's Question 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57711481 What is your favorite season, and why? Thu, 1 May 2014 02:03:12 EST Today's Challenge - 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57697839 Get at least 10000 steps today. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:06:21 EST Today's Question - 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57697837 When you go on a trip, do you pack lightly, or do you bring everything but the kitchen sink? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 04:05:22 EST Today's Question - 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57685348 Name 1 thing you love about being an adult. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:02:56 EST Today's Challenge - 4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57685339 Move it, move it! Get moving today! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 04:00:52 EST Today's Challenge - 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57671985 Send a Goodie with an encouraging note to a team member. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:09:18 EST Today's Question - 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57671978 Who is your hero? Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:07:24 EST Weekend Question - 4/25 - 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57637195 What's the craziest thing you've ever done? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:04:30 EST Weekend Challenge - 4/25 - 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57637194 Stay on track this weekend. Get some exercise, eat your freggies, drink your water, etc. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 04:03:00 EST Today's Challenge - 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57624508 Find at least 10 minutes just for you today. Do something you love. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:06:59 EST Today's Question - 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57624507 What are your favorite smells? Thu, 24 Apr 2014 04:05:11 EST Today's Challenge - 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57611902 I really need to step up my game before vacation. Can you do 12000 steps today? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:12:48 EST Today's Question - 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57611899 Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:11:41 EST Today's Challenge 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57598727 Pushups! Any variety - wall pushups, the ones on your knees (I forget what they're called!) try to do 30 of them, in any types of sets. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:04:23 EST Question 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57598715 Do you have a reward in mind for when you've reached your goal weight? <BR> <BR> Mine's a tatoo! Haven't decided on the design yet :) Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:02:02 EST Today's Challenge - 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57586371 Do 50 jumping jacks over the course of the day? Are you really up for a challenge? Go for 100!! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:03:02 EST Today's Question - 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57586369 Would you bungee jump, skydive, or something similar? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:02:04 EST today's challenge 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57553359 Do a new activity or video, then come tell us what you've done! Enjoy! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:44:17 EST Today's question 4/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57553328 What's something fun you have planned for this weekend? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:39:17 EST today's challenge 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57541268 Reach your 10,000 steps today! Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:40:19 EST Today's question 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57541250 What tips do you have for getting extra steps in? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:37:34 EST Today's Challenge - 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57529541 Choose your own challenge today. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:10:56 EST Today's Question - 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57529539 What is your favorite fruit? Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:10:14 EST Today's Challenge - 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57516972 Huddle with your team AND get in some exercise today. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:21:24 EST Today's Question - 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57516967 What is your favorite breakfast food? Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:20:35 EST Today's Challenge - 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57503920 Make it a great day! Make healthy choices, drink your water, get some exercise. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:58:29 EST Today's Question - 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57503915 What is your current desktop picture? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:57:40 EST Today's Question - 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57456287 Have you ever met a famous person? Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:58:47 EST Today's Challenge - 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57456283 Lunges -- any kind you want -- 50 each leg. <em>244</em> I'll be wearing a swimsuit next month for the first time in like 20-some years. Ya gotta help me out here. <em>246</em> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:58:22 EST Today's Challenge - 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57443567 50 squats -- all at once or spread out over the day. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:54:35 EST Today's Question - 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57443564 If you could be an animal for a day, what would you be? Wed, 9 Apr 2014 03:53:58 EST Today's Question - 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57430272 Aside from food, water, and shelter, what one thing could you not go a day without? Tue, 8 Apr 2014 04:18:10 EST Today's Challenge - 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57430271 Work in some "me" time just for you today. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 04:17:52 EST Today's Challenge - 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57416145 Do 50 jumping jacks today. You can do them all at once, or spread them out over the day. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:58:50 EST Today's Question - 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57416140 What was your first thought when you woke up this morning? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 03:57:58 EST Today's Challenge - 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57366796 I need help with motivation today. Soooooo, go to the Articles & Videos section & go to the Motivation tab. Come back & tell us what you learned -- it could be an article, a quote, a blog, or anything. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 04:18:22 EST Today's Question - 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57366795 Which do you prefer: Crowds, small groups, or "Go away, I'm a loner"? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 04:16:47 EST Today's Challenge - 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57353361 Choose your own challenge. Choose something you're struggling with & get it done!! <em>244</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 04:18:35 EST Today's Question - 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57353358 If you had to be trapped in a tv show for a month, which would you choose? Wed, 2 Apr 2014 04:17:41 EST Today's Challenge - 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57339472 Do a bit of strength training today. Kitty, this one's for you! <em>211</em> <em>344</em> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 04:09:34 EST Today's Question - 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57339468 Happy April!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> If you had a brainwashing machine, who would you use it on? Tue, 1 Apr 2014 04:08:41 EST Today's Challenge - 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57325198 Get back on track today. Make healthy choices, track your food, drink your water, get some exercise, etc. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:55:25 EST Today's Question - 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57325197 What cheers you up? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:54:36 EST Today's Question - 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57277772 What was the name of the first street/road you lived on? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:29:05 EST Today's Challenge - 3/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57277754 Huddle with your team today. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:27:44 EST Today's Question - 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57264247 Do you have any strange phobias? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:07:59 EST Today's Challenge - 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57264241 Move it, move it! It's your choice how you move it, just move it. <em>331</em> <em>334</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:05:44 EST Today's Challenge - 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57252002 Post a short motivational blog today. It can be anything -- a photo, a quote, etc. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:59:31 EST Today's Question - 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57251998 Do you prefer sweet or salty snacks? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 03:57:53 EST Today's Question - 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57238967 What is the longest car trip you have ever taken? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:52:02 EST Today's Challenge - 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57238963 Drink your water today. <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:50:14 EST Weekend Challenge 3/22-3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57227165 Find 3 things to pat yourself on the back for. Literally pat yourself on the back! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:27:27 EST Weekend Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57227160 Did you do anything fun? <BR> I went to a college orientation with my teen. It was pretty exciting! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:25:44 EST Today's Challenge - 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57192511 Today is the first day of spring. Wear something "spring-like" or do something "spring-like" today. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:57:25 EST Today's Question - 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57192503 Do you plant a flower or veggie garden each year? What do you plant? Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:54:59 EST Today's Challenge - 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57180554 Choose 3 people you didn't choose yesterday & send them an encouraging note, either by SparkGoodie or on their page. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:54 EST Today's Question - 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57180553 What is your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it? Wed, 19 Mar 2014 04:00:04 EST Today's Challenge - 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57168024 Send a SparkGoodie to or write on the pages of three of your teammates. Include an encouraging message. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:49:05 EST Today's Question - 3/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57168016 Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you're going to say? Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:47:06 EST Today's Challenge - 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57156954 Put on some music today & dance a bit. If you're feeling really brave, find some Irish music on youtube & dance to that. <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:00:40 EST Today's Question - 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57156933 Tell me something about yourself that very few people know. It could be something unique or maybe some trivia about you. <BR> <BR> Me: I love to sing & I've been singing since I was a little girl, but I've never sung karaoke. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 08:58:49 EST Weekend Challenge 3/14-3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57128468 Let's work on getting enough water this weekend. 6 if you're still trying, 8 if you're good at it. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:46:04 EST Weekend Question 3/14-3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57128440 Do you still pinch on St. Patrick's Day? Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:41:21 EST Today's Question - 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57109774 If you could be anyone for the day (fictional or real), whose shoes would you step into & why? Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:26:57 EST Today's Challenge - 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57109724 Every time you think about it today, put on a big, huge smile!! <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:22:50 EST Today's Challenge - 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57082773 Read a teammates blog & comment on it. Let's support our team. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:06:36 EST Today's Question - 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57082771 What is one quality you admire most in others? <BR> <BR> Me: Spunk. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:05:38 EST Today's Challenge - 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57069707 Choose your own challenge today. Examples: Eat your freggies, drink your water, do some cardio or strength training, read an SP article, get back on track (track your food today), do 10000+ steps, etc. Come back & tell us what you did. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:55:16 EST Today's Question - 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57069701 Reflect on the characteristics of your best friend. What makes him or her so special? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:53:29 EST Weekend Challenge 3/7-3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57050572 Do you track your food over the weekend? I'm at a stage where I tally calories, and I do it weekday, weekend, holiday or what have you. I can't promise I'm always in range, but I know how far out of range I go. :P Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:07:18 EST Weekend Question 3/7-3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57050519 Are you planting a garden this year? Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:03:14 EST Today's Challenge - 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57023236 Do an extra 10 minutes of exercise today. Thu, 6 Mar 2014 03:50:22 EST Today's Question - 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57023234 If you had an entire day to yourself -- no obligations, what would you do? Thu, 6 Mar 2014 03:49:33 EST Today's Challenge 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x57012248 How many freggies do you get? Try and get a couple more today! Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:38:26 EST Today's Question 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x57012202 If you were a flavor of yogurt, what would you be? Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:34:22 EST Today's Challenge - 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56999110 Do a bit of strength training today. If you don't have weights, use cans of soup or bottles of water. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:35:52 EST Today's Question - 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56999104 Strength training . . . love it? Hate it? If you love it, what advice do you have for those who don't? <BR> <BR> Me: I LOVE strength training. That wasn't always the case. I didn't used to like exercise at all, in any way, shape, or form. I had to grow to love it. It is my stress relief. I got into strength training simply because I know that the more muscle you have the more calories you burn while resting/sleeping. Who doesn't want those little furnaces working for you while you sl... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:34:56 EST Today's Challenge - 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56985238 Huddle with your team today. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:06:40 EST Today's Question - 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56985232 There are lots of ways to get cardio. What's your favorite? <BR> <BR> Me: I love to do dance workouts. There are a bunch of them on youtube. I'm not a very good dancer, but I really like to dance. This way I can do something fun & sweat at the same time. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:06:17 EST Belated weekend question 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56975843 Is there a superpower you think is especially cool? Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:50:22 EST Belated Weekend Challenge 3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56975813 My husband goofed up his knee Friday. Remember to do some gentle stretching each day for strength and flexibility to hopefully avoid this kind of thing! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:47:06 EST Today's Challenge - 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56930984 Get to steppin'!! Can you do at least 10000 steps (5 miles) today? <em>331</em> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:01:24 EST Today's Question - 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56930981 Are you a good cook? <BR> <BR> Me: Yes, I started cooking for my family when I was about 11 or 12 & really enjoyed it. I don't get to cook as much now -- my hubby does it b/c he gets home from work 2 hours before me. He's a great cook, too. <em>334</em> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:00:22 EST Today's Question 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56920910 Do you have a lucky number and why? Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:56:57 EST Today's Challenge 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56920846 Do 3 sets of pushups! (at whichever level you're able to do them) Pushups are one of the most adaptable strength exercises. I do them on a piano bench mostly. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:53:25 EST Today's Challenge - 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56905379 Go to the Lifestyle Center tab under Articles & Videos. Choose one of the options & read an article there. Come back & tell us which option you choose & what the article was about. I like this challenge because there is a lot of new stuff on Spark that I didn't know was there. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:00:13 EST Today's Question - 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56905377 Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity (today or in the past)? If so, who do/did you look like? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 03:57:30 EST Today's Challenge - 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56891646 Back on track today. Exercise, track your food, eat your freggies, drink your water, etc. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:51:29 EST Today's Question - 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56891644 What's your favorite quote right now? (Mine changes depending upon my mood or circumstances). <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:50:48 EST Weekend Question - 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56856373 What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you? <BR> <BR> Mine: After I completed radiation therapy following breast cancer, an anonymous person from my office (at work) left a huge bouquet of flowers & the poem "Desiderata" on my desk. To this day I'm not positive who did it. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:32:15 EST Weekend Challenge - 2/21-2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56856356 Perform a random act of kindness this weekend. Come back & tell us what you did. <BR> <BR> Mine: A gal in my church had a double mastectomy a couple of weeks ago. Hubby & I are dropping off meals for the day for her family. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:29:52 EST Today's Challenge - 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56842771 Get some exercise. <em>315</em> <em>362</em> <em>332</em> Come back & tell us what you did. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:53:45 EST Today's Question - 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56842766 What do you do to relax? Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:51:21 EST Today's Challenge - 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56816634 Share with us your "eating out" strategies. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:04:57 EST Today's Question - 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56816631 Are you a "gadget" person? What's your favorite gadget? <BR> <BR> Me: Sort of. I don't have a smart phone, but I love my 3rd generation Kindle. I take it everywhere with me. You just never know when you'll get an opportunity to read or play Scrabble. <em>334</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 04:03:37 EST Today's Challenge - 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56804327 Choose your own challenge. Could be anything. For example, eat your freggies, drink your water, try something new, etc. Come back & tell us what you did. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:11:55 EST Today's Question - 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56804317 What's your favorite day of the week & why? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:10:25 EST Weekend Challenge 2/15-2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56785693 How much sleep did you get? I started off with 8 hours last night, not bad. Sleep helps regulate stress hormones and insulin. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:03:54 EST Weekend Question 2/15-2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56785628 Do you have anything fun planned for President's day? Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:57:09 EST Today's Challenge - 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56757497 Do something fun today. Come back & tell us what you did. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:48:30 EST Today's Question - 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56757493 What's the weather like out your window today? <BR> <BR> Mine: We have about 7-1/2 inches of snow & it's now sleeting. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:47:58 EST Today's Challenge - 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56730434 Go to the "instant inspiration" section under the "articles & videos" tab. Come back & tell us what inspired you. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:55:27 EST Today's Question - 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56730430 What is your exercise schedule for the week? <BR> <BR> Me: Sunday - rest, Monday - cardio, Tuesday - strength training (ST), Wednesday - cardio, Thursday - ST, Friday - cardio, Saturday - ST <BR> <BR> Plus, I try to get at least 10000 steps 6 out of 7 days. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:53:56 EST Today's Challenge - 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56716610 Huddle with the team today. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:56:38 EST Today's Question - 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56716605 Would you ever want to be famous? Why or why not? Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:56:05 EST Weekend Challenge 2/8-2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56693509 Try jogging in place during commercials. In a one hour show, that's 18 minutes of fitness! Sat, 8 Feb 2014 09:05:27 EST Weekend Question 2/8-2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56693450 Is there an Olympic sport you kind of wish you'd tried? Sat, 8 Feb 2014 09:00:01 EST Today's Challenge - 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56666647 Give up something today. Maybe you're a choco-holic or you love your soda. It's just for 1 day. Can you do it? Thu, 6 Feb 2014 04:15:35 EST Today's Question - 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56666633 What’s your strangest talent? <BR> <BR> Me: I can make my eyes "dance" (shake). Thu, 6 Feb 2014 04:12:24 EST Today's challenge 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56651933 One of the key behaviors of people who maintain their weight is eating at home. Were you able to eat at home today, or maybe cook something? Tell us about it! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:47:49 EST Question of the day 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56651909 What's your favorite freggie? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:45:38 EST Today's Challenge - 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56638973 Try something new today -- a new recipe, a new food, a new exercise, a new piece of exercise equipment, a new workout . . . your choice. Come back & tell us what you did. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 04:04:16 EST Today's Question - 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56638970 What are the 5 most played songs on your iPod/MP3 player? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 04:02:49 EST Today's Challenge - 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56624326 Eat your freggies (at least 5 servings) & drink your water today (at least 8 cups). Mon, 3 Feb 2014 03:53:09 EST Today's Question - 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56624325 If you were invisible for a day, where would you go and/or what would you do? Mon, 3 Feb 2014 03:52:23 EST Weekend Question 1/31-2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56593219 What was your best day ever? As they say in City Slickers, the day your kids were born don't count (can't count if you've got more than one or they get jealous). ;) Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:22:59 EST Weekend Challenge 1/31-2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56593208 I love Groundhog Day (the movie). It illustrates the fruits of living mindfully. Just be yourself this weekend! Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:21:08 EST Today's Challenge - 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56572057 The muscles in your legs & booty are your major calorie burners because they are so big. Do some squats today to strengthen those muscles. Any kind of squats you want. Do at least 5 sets of 10 over the course of the day. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:28:39 EST Today's Question - 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56572053 Who is your best friend & how did you meet? Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:25:58 EST Today's Question 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56557266 What do you have planned for Sunday? I'm going to try and chat online with some friends while watching Groundhog Day. We don't really do football at my house. But I think I'll make some fun foods. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:51:43 EST Today's Challenge 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56557248 Give someone a goodie that you've never used before! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:48:59 EST Today's Challenge - 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56544096 Read a fitness article. Come back & tell us about what you read. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:01:43 EST Today's Question - 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56544093 If you could go anywhere in the world right now (expenses are not an issue), where would you go? <BR> <BR> Me: Someplace warm & tropical!! I'm so done with winter. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:00:36 EST Today's Challenge - 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56530065 It's Monday. Get back on track today. Track your food, eat your freggies, drink your water, see if you can get 10000 steps today. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:56:17 EST Today's Question - 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56530062 What do you miss most about being a kid? <BR> <BR> Me: 3 months of summer vacation!!! Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:55:22 EST Weekend Question 1/24-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56507987 What was your favorite movie this year and why? Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:27:08 EST Weekend Challenge Jan 24-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56507915 This weekend get a picture of yourself. Maybe it's a progress pic, or a hairstyle or an outfit. Share it with the team! Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:22:15 EST Today's Challenge - 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56478970 Walk, walk & walk some more. Get moving! Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:58:04 EST Today's Question - 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56478966 If you had three wishes from a non-tricky genie, what would you wish for? Thu, 23 Jan 2014 03:56:16 EST Today's Challenge - 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56464832 Put on some music & dance for a bit today. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:45:26 EST Today's Question - 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56464831 Do you like to dance? <BR> <BR> Me: Oh yes!!! Not very good at it sometimes, but I enjoy it. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 03:45:00 EST Today's Challenge - 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56450247 Do some exercise -- any exercise. Come back & tell us what you did. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:01:18 EST Today's Question - 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56450243 Have you ever cut your own hair? <BR> <BR> Me: Not that I can recall. I cut my sister's hair when we were kids. I sooooooo got into trouble for that one. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 04:00:15 EST Today's Challenge - 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56437072 Pick a team member & send them a SparkGoodie. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:44:52 EST Today's Question - 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56437062 What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:43:42 EST Weekend Question 1/18-1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56412214 Do you have a fitness role model, that you'd be willing to share? Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:12:47 EST Weekend Challenge 1/18-1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56412171 Make a list of things you're grateful for. Start with 3, and see how many you feel like putting. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:08:32 EST Challenge 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56396760 Do 1 new type of cardio today! This can be anything, as long as it's not your usual! Let's shake ourselves out of our ruts and try something different! <BR> <BR> I will have to look up some ideas for today - I'm a bit stuck lately! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:49:16 EST Today's question 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56396751 What is your current favorite thing to do for fitness? <BR> <BR> Mine is to dance! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:47:24 EST Today's Question - 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56383860 What is the most difficult part of your weigh loss journey? Making healthy choices? Exercise? Or maybe something else? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:14:04 EST Today's Challenge - 1/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56383853 Every time you pass a mirror today, say "I am worth the effort!!" Thu, 16 Jan 2014 04:11:47 EST Today's Question 1/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56368525 Word association: Eggplant... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:10:50 EST Today's Challenge 1/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56368473 See if you can earn 25 points to spin the bonus wheel! Let us know what you get! Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:03:49 EST Today's Challenge - 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56354752 Huddle with your team. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:10:24 EST Daily Question - 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56354746 What was your favorite activity when you were a child? <BR> <BR> Mine: Jumping rope. I was really, really good at it. <em>318</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 04:08:57 EST Today's Challenge - 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56339915 Get back on track today. Drink your water, eat your freggies, track your food, get some exercise. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:26:40 EST Daily Question - 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56339913 You can choose to be any cartoon character for a day. Who do you choose & why? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:25:34 EST Weekend Challeng 1/11-1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56302133 My husband shared this article about self control with me that I thought was kind of interesting. While some of the tips may seem contradictory, I think it's about finding a balance. Also, I have come to understand my own patterns of temptation and weakness. <BR> <link>www.spring.org.uk/2011/04/top-10-sel<BR>f-control-strategies.php </link> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:51:20 EST Weekend Question 1/11 to 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56302103 What is your favorite animal and why? Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:48:32 EST Today's challenge 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56283464 List 3 ways you can improve your eating today. Then do at least 1 of them, and report back to us! Thu, 9 Jan 2014 00:50:19 EST Today's question 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56283438 What do you do to help yourself see what progress you've made when you start to get discouraged? Thu, 9 Jan 2014 00:47:53 EST Today's Challenge - 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56269101 Take a 10-minute time-out for you today. Come back & tell us how you spent your time. Wed, 8 Jan 2014 04:01:41 EST Today's Question - 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56269084 Who is your favorite author? <BR> <BR> Mine: Robin Cook (he writes medical thrillers) Wed, 8 Jan 2014 03:55:38 EST Today's Challenge - 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56253991 Easy one today: <BR> <BR> If it's cold where you are -- stay warm. Layers, layers, layers. Cover exposed skin. <BR> <BR> If it's warm where you are -- stay cool. <em>36</em> <em>211</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 04:05:34 EST Today's Question - 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56253971 What is the temperature where you live when you got up this morning? You can include the wind chill. <BR> <BR> Me: 9 degrees Fahrenheit, 1 degree Fahrenheit with wind chill included <BR> <BR> Most of the schools in the area are closed today. They don't want children out waiting for the bus & most of our buses have diesel engines that won't start when it's this cold. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 03:59:57 EST Today's Challenge - 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56237377 Do at least 10 minutes of cardio today. I'm going to aim for 30 minutes. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 03:48:56 EST Today's Question - 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56237374 What is your favorite season? Why do you love it? <BR> <BR> Mine: Spring. I was born in the spring & I love everything about it -- the blooming flowers & trees. All the wonderful smells -- especially after a slow & gentle spring rain. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 03:47:19 EST Weekend Challenge - 1/4-1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56208172 Do something nice for YOU this weekend. Come back & tell us what you did. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 07:13:45 EST Weekend Question - 1/4-1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56208163 How do you handle stress? Do you have some techniques that help you? <BR> <BR> Me: Pray, read a book, listen to music, exercise, call a friend, take a long hot bath or shower. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 07:12:45 EST Today's Challenge - 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56192042 Try something new today -- a new food, a new exercise, a new recipe. Come back & tell us what you did. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 04:37:17 EST Today's Question - 1/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56192041 What is your favorite indoor activity when the weather is too yucky to get out? <BR> <BR> Mine: Watch movies. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 04:36:05 EST Today's Challenge - 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56175771 Do several things today that will take you toward your goals. For example: exercise, track your food, drink your water, etc. <BR> <BR> Come back & tell us what you did. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 04:16:53 EST Today's Question - 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56175763 What are your goals for the New Year? <BR> <BR> Mine: <BR> Continue my cardio (3 days/week). Kick up my strength training (3 days/week). Actually TAKE my rest day to recover. Get 10000+ steps 6 out of 7 days/week. <BR> <BR> 5-8 freggies/day <BR> 10-12 glasses of water/day <BR> lean protein & whole grains & healthy fats Thu, 2 Jan 2014 04:15:23 EST Today's Question 1/1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56168879 How did you start your New Year? <BR> <BR> I took the girls to the dunes and hiked in the snow. It was lovely! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:07:31 EST Today's Challenge - 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56134488 Can you do 10000 steps (5 miles) today? Move it, move it! <em>331</em> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:17:50 EST Today's Question - 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56134472 How are you going to ring in the New Year? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:16:38 EST Today's Question - 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56076714 What is your least favorite household chore? <BR> <BR> Me: Laundry!!! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:53:21 EST Today's Challenge - 12/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56076702 Move it, move it, move it. Cardio, strength training, steps. The choice is yours. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:51:43 EST Today's Challenge - 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23668x56998x56067354 Spark for 5 or 10 minutes today reading some blogs or success stories to help keep you on track. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:50:41 EST Today's Question - 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x56998x56067339 What is one food that you will not eat? Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:49:04 EST