SparkPeople Sole Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=58347 Welcome to the Team Sparkles! This is for all levels from novice to advanced. Walkers and runners unite! Let's start Kickin' Asphalt! SparkPeople Sole Sparkers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=58347 Good Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x57789013 <link>www.active.com/running/Articles/7-Ru<BR>nning-Tips-You-Should-Forget-Right-Now<BR>.htm </link> Wed, 7 May 2014 09:22:18 EST new 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x56133849 Just giving this forum a try. Setting goals for 2014. Planning a 10K in March. Need to drop some weight to help in that goal. Currently running 2-3 times a week with reaching 3-3.5 at each run. Building a little each week. Hope to be better with running and eating now that holidays are over. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 05:01:58 EST December Challenge: Workout to Warm-Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x55807173 Just like in November, this is a workout challenge. We are upping the ante and challenging you to get in a 20 minute workout everyday in December!! <BR> In order to simplify the point system (and to show this is a friendly competition) all you need to do is type in 20 if you did at least a 20 minute workout that day, if not, leave it blank. <BR> <BR> Bonus points for workouts done on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve! <BR> <BR> It's just 20 minutes a day Sole Sparkers, you... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:41:55 EST BUTT & ABS CHALLENGE~Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x55622744 OK SPARKIES! <BR> <BR> I spent some time planning out 3 fairly short ST workouts that I plan on doing starting (well, I technically started yesterday) today. <BR> <BR> I'm not completely done, but some people were interested in what I was doing to so I'm going to post the rest of this week and will continue to work on the rest. <BR> <BR> My plan is to go through 12/24/13 and see what that gets me! <BR> <BR> So if your in. Here's how it goes for WEEK 1: <BR> <BR> 11-13-13 WORKOUT #1 <B... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:40:52 EST Virtual Turkey Trot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x55579451 Here's a bit of motivation to keep working out the week of Thanksgiving, November 24th - November 30th. Join a virtual race! <BR> <BR> If you've never joined us in a virtual race, let me invite you to walk a mile! It is an option! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-race<BR>.asp?r=203 Sat, 9 Nov 2013 23:22:12 EST Challenge 10/20 thru 10/26...conquer your ST fear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x55317492 Ok everyone for this week's challenge we're going to add some additional exercises to your day. <BR> <BR> I've been on a kick of trying new strength training exercises. Even one I think I won't be able to do. <BR> <BR> This week, think of one or two exercises you've been afraid to try and TRY THEM. Do them every day at the end of your workout. <BR> <BR> Here are a few suggestions: <BR> <BR> One-legged Squats <BR> Superman Plank <BR> Step-ups <BR> Wall Sit <BR> <BR> Or whatever it... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 09:48:55 EST What shoes should you wear to strength train?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x55283034 Here's a great article on what kind of shoes to wear for strength training! Finally a fitness reason to wear my Chucks! <BR> <BR> <em>23</em> <link>www.shape.com/blogs/fit-list-jay-car<BR>diello/best-shoes-strength-training </link> <em>23</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:03:37 EST What's the Difference? 10/13 - 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x55226652 This coming week we've decided to expand on the weekly challenge by combining the challenges from the past couple of weeks: getting in at least 10 minutes of exercise daily and tracking your foods daily; and using another excellent resource SP has to offer: the Daily Calorie Differential Report. <BR> <BR> To find it go to the MY TRACKERS tab on the top left hand side of your homepage, your Spark page, or any other SP screen, find the REPORTS tab, the Daily Calorie Differential Report is und... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:45:14 EST Great SparkPeople Article on HUNGER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x55224727 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1436 </link> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 09:15:05 EST Ladies, as if we need more motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x55214474 sorry posted in the wrong forum....moved to Articles! Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:42:30 EST 12 Sneaky Ways to Slim Down Your Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x55213228 Good Article! <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/heal<BR>thy-eating/tips/cooking-tips-for-weigh<BR>t-loss/?crlt.pid=camp.2nUDJlE0ANmt </link> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:10:57 EST You Eat It, You Track It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x55142495 This coming week (10/6 - 10/12) if you eat it then you must track it!! <BR> <BR> I'm posting it early so you can all make any adjustments you need to make, if you have the new SP version that has the Fitness Tracker and Nutritional Tracker connected (like Paula). Or if you are using the old school version (like me) where adjusting your fitness minutes for the week changes your daily caloric intake ranges. <BR> <BR> I've added the check box option at the bottom of the team page under Team ... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 17:38:35 EST HALLOWEEN VIRTUAL RACE 10/27/13 THRU 11/2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x55099045 <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <BR> Who's up for a virtual race for Halloween? <BR> <BR> I need something to get me motivated again. <BR> <BR> I'm signing up today for the 10K. <BR> Here's the race link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-<BR>race.asp?r=199 </link> <BR> <BR> Come on....who's with me? <BR> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em>... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:39:29 EST Ten Minute Challenge! Sept 29-Oct 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x55072497 This week's challenge is to commit to a MINIMUM of 10 minutes of planned exercise PER DAY. <BR> <BR> It must be 10 minutes that you are actually intending to be exercise, not 10 minutes doing everyday things. <BR> <BR> Bonus: <BR> <BR> Add one (or more) of these exercises to your workout <BR> <BR> PLANK (as long as you can hold it, aim for 60 seconds) <BR> 20 SQUATS <BR> 10 PUSH-UPS (modified or regular) <BR> <BR> Everyone one who completes the challenge gets a SparkGoodie (exciting I k... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 10:01:31 EST Weekly Challenge 9/15 through 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x54908426 We are working on a weekly fitness challenge this week. <BR> <BR> Details coming soon. <BR> <BR> Just make sure you get yourself moving today! I hope to get it posted later this afternoon. <BR> <BR> <em>361</em> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:23:54 EST Spin Point/Bonus Points Challenge 9/8/13 - 9/14/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x54818742 Ok simple challenge this week to get us started again. <BR> <BR> Just come back to this thread and report your daily spin and bonus spin points. <BR> <BR> I'll track them and average them over the next 7 days and the 3 highest will get a Sparkgoodie Trophy. <BR> <BR> SIMPLE YES? And completely random I know but it will make sure you spin everyday. <BR> <BR> Please only comment on the thread one per day with both spin numbers so it's easier for me to track. <BR> <BR> THE CHALLENGE STA... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 19:57:01 EST July 21-27 Drop and give me 20! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x54216479 Sorry I am a bit late on this week! <BR> <BR> Try and get in either 20 situps or 20 pushups after your regular routine <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <em>319</em> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_ <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:00:48 EST July 14-20 - No tip needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x54109862 <BR> Lets try this week to make all our meals ourselves! No dining out or fast food fixes! <BR> Come on sparkles, fight the good fight! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>287</em> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_ <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 09:25:05 EST July 7 -13- I would walk 1000 miles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x54034248 Ok maybe no 1000 miles! but lets try to get in at least 3.2miles(5km) each this week :o) <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <BR> _________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals Sun, 7 Jul 2013 12:43:32 EST Freedom 5K Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x53916333 I know it's short notice, but if you have the time and stamina: how about a 4th of July 5K? <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtu<BR>al-race.asp?r=182 <BR> <BR> (I hope I got the link right.) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:18:04 EST Quick Wednesday Challenge Anyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x53603082 I'm swamped at work and trying to recover from the retirement party AND get ready for vacation, but I can't let this one pass. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5th is National Running Day! <em>363</em> <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <em>363</em> <BR> I'm challenging all of you to get out there and run. If you don't run, maybe you can start tomorrow. Even if you only ... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:01:30 EST Challenge Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x53553414 Please post your ideas for what kinds of team challenges you would like to see so we can start incorporating your ideas into weekly challenges. <BR> <BR> They can be physical or non-physical challenge ideas. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:29:17 EST Tips to get back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x53229088 Here we go! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=1062 </link> Sun, 5 May 2013 13:27:33 EST Memorial Day Virtual 5k May 26-June 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x53202468 Ok Sole Sparkers, we haven't done a virtual race in a while. <BR> <BR> SO, how about a Memorial Day 5k? <BR> <BR> Here's the link to sign up! <BR> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-<BR>race.asp?r=177 </link> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <... Fri, 3 May 2013 08:03:41 EST C25K, What, What?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x53196432 I DID IT. <BR> <BR> I did my first day of C25K during lunch today! Granted, I was only able to do about half of the jogging intervals and I thought my heart was going to explode at the end, but I DID IT. <BR> <BR> Considering I haven't (physically) been able to run since before I got sick nearly 3 years ago, this feels like a miracle. I signed up to do Color Me Rad (5k fun run) on 6/22 in LA, as a celebration of 3 years of survival - it'll be nice if I can actually run some of it and I fee... Thu, 2 May 2013 18:28:54 EST Week of April 28 - May 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x53150731 Sorry, we're a day late! <BR> <BR> Reply to this post: <BR> What was your best achievement this last week? (Feel free to toot your own horn shamelessly) What is one quick & easy goal that you will set for this week? <BR> <BR> We want to keep on the positive note and encourage not only ourselves, but others. Remember, your achievement, no matter how small, might inspire or encourage someone else. We all need that in our days! <BR> <BR> For me, my best achievement (& related to my current... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:56:06 EST Inspirational Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x53130667 If you haven't checked out the blogs by ~INDYGIRL yet, I highly recommend them. She has lost close to 200 pounds, which in itself is inspirational, and she posts motivational blogs regularly. <BR> Link to her blog: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336306 </link> <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have any inspirational blogs/members that you want to share with the team? <BR> <BR> -J Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:22:21 EST April 21 - April 27 A Week Of Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x53056599 In light of this past week's events, this week's challenge is meant to help us spread a little love and kindness. <BR> <BR> In remembrance of those hurt or killed in Boston, find just a second each day to do something kind and unexpected for someone. Do it for a stranger, do it for a friend. <BR> <BR> Stop in everyday and let us know what you did and how it made you feel. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try to figure out how to set it up so you can track it in other goals, but if not please don... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:32:51 EST Quick Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x53053455 Hi Everybody, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to drop a quick line and introduce myself. My name is Deb, I live in Southern Ontario Canada. My hubby and I, along with our two kids live on 10 acres of beautiful farm country. I love the outdoors and try to spend as much time as possible outside. <BR> <BR> I found myself up about 40lbs after having my kids. They are almost 5 and 2 now so I need to get my behind in gear and get the extra lbs off. My biggest motivation is being a good healthy role mo... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:52:02 EST April 14-20 -- Get outside! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x52958767 This week, let's celebrate Spring... Get outside!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm kicking off this week with my first 5K of the year. :) Sun, 14 Apr 2013 06:57:27 EST Maintenance- -Interesting Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x52936430 This was in my email this morning. Quite interesting and I have to say maintenance is NOT easy. <BR> <BR> <link>www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=sho<BR>uld_you_maintain_your_weight_before_yo<BR>u_lose </link> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:23:27 EST Apr 7 - Apr 13: Mirror, mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x52847288 I hope I posted the Weekly Goal correctly. It will start on Sunday Apr 7th. <BR> I thought I'd start with something positive. Everyday next week, look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself something positive or up lifting and MEAN it! <BR> <BR> Please post what you've told yourself for the day. <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:14:58 EST Looking for a co-Team Leader(s) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x52828744 Would anyone like to be a co-leader for the Sole sparkers to help me and the team out? Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:54:18 EST Need Support for what I am about to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x52703009 Hi everyone. I am about to quit smoking. It's going to be hard. I've tried many times before. But am really going to succeed this time. It's bad for me. And I want to be around for my family. I have been smoking for a very long time now. I am tired of it controlling me. I am tired of it all together. I want to breathe. This is one of my biggest goals. I would appreciate it if you guys would help me in conquering this. You've all been very supportive, and I know you won't let me down. Thanks e... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:56:19 EST Plantar Fasciitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x52702008 I'm fishing for info on this, from anyone that's experienced it. <BR> So, I've had this on-going, sharp pain in one of my heels and it's been slowly getting worse the more I increase my activity. Doing some research on RW, Mayo Clinic, etc., it sounds like Plantar Fisciitis. <BR> Anyone else had this? I'm going to try some of the suggested exercises and also go to a good running shoe store to have them see if I'm using a good shoe for the way I plant my foot (one site said it can be aggrava... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:34:40 EST help...need motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x52701606 <em>303</em> I am so tired today, I want to get out there on go jogging, but I can't seem to find the energy. I need some motivation. Please help! <em>40</em> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:57:27 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52678352 Hello everyone...I am new here. Today is my first day. Go easy on me..hahaha!!. Thanks for having me. <em>30</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 22:15:11 EST Color Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x52348219 So, I've never been much of a runner. I am however feeling much fitter than I was 2 months ago and am looking foward to Spring and walking, jogging and even running outside. I have wanted to run a 5 K and have the goal to do well in one, and found the perfect one. I registered for the Color Run in Amarillo, TX!!!! I'm so excited. It'll be June 15th and I'm going to do the couch to 5 K program and work toward my goal. I'm so excited about it that I've already bought white running clothes, lol.... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 23:35:55 EST Fitness trackers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x52324310 I have a pedometer, but it doesn't really measure cardio like aerobics, weight training, etc.Does anyone use the fancier ones (fitbit, etc.) and if so, is it really worth the price tag? Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:14:09 EST New to the Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52256152 Hello, everyone! My name is Leanna and I'm new to this team of walkers and runners. I'm looking forward to sharing in this supportive environment. <BR> <BR> How I got here: A few years ago, I moved to Idaho to be closer to my family after spending several years traveling and living too far away to visit regularly. On my arrival, my parents saw what I saw: that I'd grown well away from a healthy weight, but that I was committed to changing that. They bought me a treadmill and I was so, so g... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:42:33 EST 5km run - London, Ont. Shelter for Abused Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x52254747 This is it. The push I need. I have signed up. paid my fee and this will be my first official 5km race ever. I am nervous and excited! This is for such a great cause and I am going to rock it! <BR> <BR> March 29th,2013 here I come! <BR> <BR> Anyone in the Area that would like to join me or need info please let me know! Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:04:15 EST Special Memorial Run - A New Tara, this is for you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x52254304 I am so sad to lose a Team member and a great sparkfriend. This week I am going to do her proud and after 2 months of static behavior, I am going to run tomorrow for her memory. It doesn't matter how far, how fast or how long...I am just going to run till I can't anymore...and I will do it knowing she would be cheering me on to greatness. <BR> <BR> Join me this whole week to remember a great a positive sparkle in the sky. <BR> <BR> XOXOX <BR> VP <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspar... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:39:50 EST Feb 24-Mar 2 - Just do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x52254198 This week focus and do at least one thing everyday to reach your goals. <BR> Fitness, diet, sleep, meditation.....just do it! <BR> <BR> ________________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:31:19 EST Running Tips from Fitness magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x52246843 These are some links from an email I got from Fitness magazine today. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/runn<BR>ing/training-schedules/walk-to-run/?ss<BR>sdmh=dm17.652223&esrc=nwfitdailytip022313 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/runn<BR>ing/training-schedules/?sssdmh=dm17.65<BR>2223&esrc=nwfitdailytip022313 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/runn<BR>ing/tips/beginner-running-tips/?sssdmh<BR>=dm17.652223&esrc=nwfitdailytip02... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:32:49 EST Jello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52244392 Hello world! <BR> <BR> I've been looking for a group of walkers/runners that can help me get motivated! I'm a Los Angelino driving myself nuts in the entertainment industry - definitely work on jobs that do not jive with overwhelming health (work 12-14 hours a day...and not on sets humping gear!). <BR> <BR> I did a marathon five years ago and was totally hooked, but sadly got deathly ill; doctors doubted my ability to ever regain enough strength to walk without major exhaustion, but after ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 03:04:43 EST Mar.31-Apr.6- Virtual 5km Easter Bunny Dash! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x52234844 March 31-April 6, 2013 Virtual Race <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lets get hopping for Spring! Join my on this 5km challenge! <BR> <BR> Run, Walk, Wog! Whatever let's get going sparkles! <BR> <BR> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <BR> <BR> Sign up Here! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-<BR>race.asp?r=169 </link> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:07:19 EST Graffiti Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x52227757 Ok, so I guess I'm serious about this running thing. Just signed up for my very first 5k. Occurs on April 28th, so need a bit of a jump start. Definitely still wanting to start out slow, but also want to be on track to run 3 miles in 2 months. Suggestions are most welcome. Thanks! <em>363</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:24:53 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52222151 Hello all! Just joined spark yesterday and am working through getting all my goals setup and saw this team. So glad you guys are here! I've never been a runner (maybe have run a mile in one setting, but that was 20 years ago in HS). I'm starting out slow and am working in daily walks, then turning it into runs. I hope to work up to running a mile within a month. Any tips/suggestions that might help me meet my goal are welcome. Looking forward to getting to know all of you! ~ Melissa ... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:24:45 EST n00b alert! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52190576 Hi guys! I am new to this team and thought I would introduce myself because you seem a friendly bunch <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am Lily and I'm 28. I am a predominantly a walker at the moment but I would LOVE to be a runner. I am going to stick to my walking until I am below 200 lbs (it's a kinda treat, you know?!) <BR> <BR> Oooh yeah, and my sparkpage is private but I accept all friend request. <BR> <BR> So...... hey there! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:37:02 EST 7 Tips to Get you on the running track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x52160635 EVERY RUN <BR> <BR> <BR> Get out the door Establish a routine ------ organize your gear, set your route, and stick to the same time of day so that no matter what, you get a workout in. <BR> <BR> End on a high note ----- In the last five to 10 minutes of your run, do something pleasant like looping twice around a beautiful block. Running bestows a sense of joy, so take advantage of such moments. <BR> <BR> EVERY WEEK <BR> <BR> <BR> Run three days ------Three workouts a week is the minimum... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:37:54 EST Feb 17-23 - Rest up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x52155250 Get some rest this week and try to aim for the recommended 8 hours a day! <BR> <BR> This might be a real challenge for most of us. <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:35:54 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52127082 Hi :) I'm Lori. I'm a 33 year old stay at home mom to a 2 year old and 4 year old. I'm just a month into my weightloss/get fit journey. I am counting calories and doing all types of things to keep moving. Everything from doing squats while I brush my teeth, to dancing while I wash dishes, to yoga and lots of elliptical machine. Although I live in Texas, I live in the very North of Texas and we do get Winter, so I have not been able to go outside to walk/run yet, but I have in the past. While ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:51:33 EST Feb 10 - 16 - Its crunch time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x52052343 <BR> Add 20 extra crunches to your routine this week! <BR> <BR> Time to strengthen that core! <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>__________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> Sat, 9 Feb 2013 14:16:36 EST Total novice ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x52048219 I do want to start running, living in the south makes it easier to train year round. Any recommendations/advice on how you got started? Also, what you do to prevent injuries? Sat, 9 Feb 2013 08:42:53 EST Feb.3-9th - Now Track it up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51948128 Track food everyday for a week! <BR> This is an easy one everyone can do and I need to revisit! <BR> <BR> Just add the challenge to your goals to track and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> The check boxes are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 18:54:56 EST January Team Challenge Winners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x51923872 BLESSED2BEME 105.88 ----------Walk/Run 3 miles per week <BR> TAFODIL24 3,715------Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month <BR> DALID414 334------------ Drink 8 cups of water per day <BR> <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Keep up the great work Team! <BR> <BR> Xoxox <BR> VP Fri, 1 Feb 2013 07:20:10 EST Howdy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x51919703 Hi. I'm Niki. One of the main reasons I joined this group was because I try to walk whenever the sidewalks aren't icy and your team graphic is fantastic! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:04:40 EST Sole Sparker's 30 Day Shred - Feb.1 - Mar.2/ 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51863353 Hello Fellow Shredders!! <BR> <BR> This is for all of you who will be starting the 30 Day Shred Challenge this Friday, February 1st, 2013. <BR> <BR> This thread is where you will post all of the below and whatever else I have left out. If you would like to use the logo I have on my spark page for the challenge you can do so by right clicking it, save the picture and upload it to your own photos. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> To calculate calories: <BR> <BR> 3.267 calories ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:34:58 EST Jan 27-Feb 2 - Walk it off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51830947 This week takes the stairs, park further away to the store or work and get some extra steps in there. Little changes make big differences! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:07:30 EST Need More Protein? The top 10 highest food to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51778063 <link>www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/<BR>foods-highest-in-protein.php </link> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:51:24 EST Steals,Deals, and Recommendations on Fitness Gear http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51752550 VP, I hope you don't mind but I thought it might be nice to share any deals we find on fitness stuff. <BR> <BR> I came across 2 things this weekend. <BR> <BR> Walmart carries Danskin brand workout clothes. I bought a long sleeved shirt to run in that's wicking (super important to me) for $8.96. Short sleeved was $5.96. Worked like a charm! will be buying more for sure. <BR> <BR> JC Penney is having clearance on a ton of stuff. I got 2 pairs of running pants. I wanted the fitted kind (like... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:48:59 EST Jan 20 -26/13 - In with the New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51719446 Try a new fruit,veggie, or any new healthy food this week. The more the better. Let's find something awesome that we have never tried before! <BR> <BR> <em>369</em> <BR> ______________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:31:03 EST 20 Ways to Turn Ordinary Oats into Something Great http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51674924 I love oatmeal and these are great ideas to add on the yum! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1606 </link> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:07:12 EST More reasons to give Sugar the Boot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51656345 <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2<BR>098428/I-went-cold-turkey-sugar-Its-to<BR>xic-addiction-say-scientists-easy-up.html </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:55:15 EST 28 Healthy Snacks for 100 Calories or less! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51622943 <link>www.womenshealthmag.com/weight-loss/<BR>100-calorie-snacks </link> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:00:08 EST Jan 13 -19 /2013 - So-So-Sodium! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51599211 Stay withing your daily recommended amount for sodium intake.Sodium makes you hold water and those lbs. Time to de-salt! <BR> <BR> If you don't know how much you should be getting you can add it to one of your nutrients to be tracked under nutrition and there is an option to track other things. Pick sodium and away you go! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check ... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:14:30 EST Closed :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51556459 The Sole Sparkers Team Proudly Presents The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When: Friday, February 1st - March 2nd - 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This will be a great challenge to help us shed some pounds and get in shape together. Closer to the event I will post a new thread in the Team page so we can record out daily progress and anything else we would like to comment on for the day challenge. <BR> <BR> I love seeing if the promises deliver and... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 14:48:24 EST Any one interested in a 30day shred challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x51539827 When I am feeling better of course, I am thinking of making a Jillian's Michaels 30 day shred challenge. That means follow her DVD and seeing what the results are after the 30 days. Let me know is anyone is interested and then I can figure out a start date for everyone in the future so we can all plan for it :) <BR> <BR> Let me know what you all think :) I'm going to do it either way but I would love some company! <BR> <BR> Xoxox <BR> VP Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:48:08 EST Clean Eating/Sugar Free Recipes - Share Here :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51537884 Here is the place for posting Clean Eating or Sugar Free recipies that you would like to share. This goes hand in hand with the sugar free challenge! Clean eating doesn't have to be bland it can be amazing! <BR> <BR> Post away and lets get healthy in a delicious way! <BR> <BR> Chick Pea Super Salad: <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2223715 </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 12:22:06 EST Sugar Free Challenge Rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51524233 <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> ____________________ <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to join in at anytime and feel free to set your own goals and become sugar free please do :o) Joining is easy just record your results on the Challenge thread every day for the 30 days. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_ <BR> <BR> First goal point is 30 days sugar free! <BR> _______________________________________ <BR> <BR> Some Guidelines: <BR> <BR> Foods that have added suga... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:33:13 EST Jan 6 -12 /2013 - Fiber it up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51485867 Get in your daily recommended amount for fiber intake. Fiber is really important in the fight against fat! <BR> <BR> If you don;t know how much you should be getting you can add it to one of your nutrients to be tracked under nutrition and there is an option to track other things. Pick fiber any away you go! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your m... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 12:55:02 EST In a slump? Here is 16 great ways to get on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51476454 <link>zenhabits.net/get-off-your-butt-16-w<BR>ays-to-get-motivated-when-youre-in-a-s<BR>lump/ </link> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 20:35:25 EST Hiya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x51474954 My name is Holly <em>213</em> I heard this team rocks! <em>244</em> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:53:36 EST A soon-to-be runner in 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x51472823 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> I've been a SparkFriend of our enthusiastic leader and finally decided to join the team! <BR> <BR> I live in southwest Ohio, wife/mother of 2 young kids/employee...typical midwest working mom looking to lose some weight. My birthday is next week so I plan to make my 42nd year the best I've had in a decade! <BR> <BR> See my blog entry from today to see my goals for 2013. Just know that I am aiming for my first DirtyGirl 5K in June and am really excited about it! <BR>... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:07:27 EST Limber up! Top Stretches for runners and walkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51455461 <link>www.ashanet.org/detroit/marathon/fil<BR>es/topten.pdf </link> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:12:57 EST Valentine's Day Run for Your Heart Virtual Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x51418474 Ready to race again? Thanks to everyone who joined in the New Year's Day Virtual 5K! <BR> <BR> Lets keep the momentum going with a Valentine's Day Race. I'm pledging to wog a 5K on my treadmill sometime during the week of Valentine's Day, February 14th. <BR> <BR> Care to join me? <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Remember that you can sign up with Spark People's Virtual Races so that you earn a badge for your race. Distance is up to you - walk as little as 1 mile or as many as you wa... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:42:56 EST December Challenge Winners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x51411842 BLESSED2BEME 102.51 miles ----------Walk/Run 3 miles per week <BR> TAFODIL24 3,570------Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month <BR> DALID414 309 cups ------------ Drink 8 cups of water per day <BR> <BR> <BR> Congratulations! Keep up the great work Team! <BR> <BR> Xoxox <BR> VP Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:20:18 EST Need some idea's ?- 9 Healthy New Years Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51395674 <link>www.rd.com/slideshows/9-healthy-new-<BR>years-resolutions/#slideshow=slide10 </link> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:03:59 EST Symptoms of Sugar Withdrawl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51379453 <BR> Even more reason to persevere and get rid of this poison out of your body. If these are the Withdrawal symptoms it can't be good for you! <BR> <BR> <link>www.vanadia.com/stopbeingsweet/comme<BR>nts/symptoms_of_sugar_withdrawal/ </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 08:41:04 EST Dec 30/12 - Jan 5/13 - A tracking we will go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51367647 Revisiting this great challenge! Let's get back on track this week and be accountable! Track all your food everyday for the whole week! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>__________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:37:40 EST The 30 day Sugar Free Challenge - http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51350256 I have decided that I am cutting out all refined sugars from my diet as of Saturday December 29,2012.(See my blog) <BR> <BR> I am going to be posting in this thread challenge my results everyday to keep tabs on my progress. I hope to stay strong and eliminate the sugary death that's killing me. <BR> <BR> <BR> If anyone wants to join in at anytime and feel free to set your own goals and become sugar free please do :o) <BR> <BR> It as easy as replying here, Please post what day you are o... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:30:48 EST 10 Reasons to say NO to refined sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51349891 <link>sassymamahk.com/10-reasons-why-you-s<BR>hould-say-no-to-sugar/ </link> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 21:03:26 EST Dec.23-29 - Pay it Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51303351 __________________________________________<BR>_________ <BR> Happy Holidays! Time to share the goodwill of men and this is something we can all do. <BR> Do something unexpected and nice once a day this week for a stranger , or someone who would least expect it. <BR> <BR> Have a great Christmas and spread the love! <BR> XOXOXO <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> ---... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 07:48:35 EST Christmas Binge eating? Here is some good info! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x51277807 <BR> <BR> <link>www.firstourselves.org/how-to-recove<BR>r-from-a-food-or-sugar-binge/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:29:26 EST Dec. 16 - 22 - No sugar tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51223044 Let's try to not add any sugar or eat any refined sugars this week! This is a hard one! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>475</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 20:38:46 EST Dec. 9 - 15 - Water, Water everywhere ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51132431 Get your 8 glasses min. A day! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 09:52:50 EST Dec. 2 - 8 - Eat 8 freggies a day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x51039172 Time to get you fruits and Veggies up to par! Let's get 8 servings a day! <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>___________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals Sat, 1 Dec 2012 09:16:45 EST November Team Challenge Winners! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x51039075 KARRENLYNN 85.5 miles ----------Walk/Run 3 miles per week <BR> A-NEW-TARA 3,600 minutes ------Do 500 minutes of fitness activities per month <BR> A-NEW-TARA 300 cups ------------ Drink 8 cups of water per day <BR> <BR> <BR> WAY TO GO EVERYONE! LET'S MAKE DECEMBER A GREAT ONE! <BR> <BR> xoxox <BR> VP Sat, 1 Dec 2012 09:10:13 EST Hi there from CT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x50997138 Hello Sole Sparker peeps ! <BR> I'm Michaele from CT. I just joined the team yesterday. It looked like a nice group to get motivation and inspiration from. I'm looking and need help on losing my last 15 lbs. I am mainly figure skating but I do walk or run on my off ice days. I love running or long walks so much. My days to release stress !! <BR> I'm 43 years old. Mom, wife and competetive crazy figure skater . I have been using Sparkpeople now since 2008 and I love it here. <BR> I look forwa... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:20:52 EST Training on a treadmill - Yes you can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x50987632 This woman trained on a treadmill the whole time and then ran a half marathon. It just proves if there is a will there is a way. A run, is a run, is a run..... :o) <BR> <BR> A great read! <BR> <BR> <link>www.pbfingers.com/2012/03/19/trainin<BR>g-for-a-half-marathon-on-a-treadmill/ </link> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:58:35 EST New Years Day 2013 Virtual Race http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x50972831 If you are at all like me, I train better when I have a race projected on the horizon. I just wogged Run Turkey Run 5K on Thanksgiving so it is time for me to work on my next goal. I decided to challenge myself to a virtual 5K on New Years Day on my treadmill. (I am a fair weather wogger (walk/jog). <BR> <BR> I'd love it if you'd join me. Plan something that will work for your journey whether it be a walk, jog, run, swim, crawl or bike ride (just some examples), etc. Plan a distance tha... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:25:09 EST Nov.25-Dec 1 - Stay Within Your Recommended Range http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x50945646 Track ALL your foods and stay within your recommend Spark allowances for 7 days. <BR> <BR> This is a biggie for me! <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>____________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 09:01:29 EST Low Cost Running Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x50916802 I need some advice on where a guy can get low cost running shoes. Money is a factor. But I like my knees and would like to keep them. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:45:26 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x50916769 I would like to add running to my exercise routine. I'm built for running by the way. And if I can do this without destroying my knee's, I'll be very happy. I saw this team and I thought it would be a great place for advice. I look forward to getting to know you folks. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:42:08 EST Nov.18-24 - No Snacking after 7:00 pm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x50865679 No snacking after 7:00pm this week. This is a biggie more me, I would late night snack my life away if I could...lol. <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> <BR> ________________________________________<BR>____________ <BR> <BR> Just hit Track Goal and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> Or You can find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:31:30 EST Nov.12-18 - Pack/Make your Lunch this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x50802436 Pack/ Make you lunch for the rest of the week. No eating at a restaurant or fast food places for lunch! <BR> <BR> Just add the challenge to your goals to track and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> To add this challenge click on it here in the page under the add goals then you will find the check boxes on your main page and are located under: <BR> <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> Good Luck! <BR> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:43:39 EST Favorite Recipies that you have tried and love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x50716933 Here is one of my family's favorite recipes. Better then any store bought pot pie for sure! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=716237 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:15:51 EST A really great bunch of info for runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x50677242 Hi everyone! I'm just meandering around the web tonight and found this tidbit of information. <BR> I found it to be and interesting read :) Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>training.smashrun.com/wp-content/upl<BR>oads/2012/05/NutritionGuide.pdf </link> <BR> Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:31:25 EST GOOD ARTICLE ON KNEE PAIN AND HIP STRENGTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x50660232 I came across this today and thought it might be useful. I know I'm going to start these exercises ASAP <BR> <BR> <link>www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,<BR>s6-241-286--13410-0,00.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Happy Running! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:57:54 EST Nov 4-10 - Track your food for 7 days in a row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x50658249 Track food everyday for a week! Sunday November 4th - Saturday November 10th. <BR> This is an easy one everyone can do. <BR> <BR> Just add the challenge to your goals to track and check the boxes off if you have tracked for the day! <BR> <BR> The check boxes are located under: <BR> My trackers- Other Goals- Sole Sparkers Team Goals <BR> <BR> Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:59:19 EST Fit Bit Questions for all of you :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x50657970 Does anyone have one of these little gadgets? I am thinking of ordering one because at this time I just can't afford a GPS watch of my dreams...lol. Just looking for opinions. <BR> <BR> What I like is that is sync's up with spark and if anyone else had one we could work together in some friendly competition :o) <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:41:15 EST Like an extra challenge? Then let's go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24718x58347x50645224 Every week I will try to add an extra challenge to complete on a individual basis, just in case you need a little extra push! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:13:00 EST What should I post in this part of the Team? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24719x58347x50645206 If it has to do with Walking, Jogging, Wogging or Running Post here :o) <BR> Tips, tricks,Training, Programs, Articles, Questions, Answers, Apparel, Gadgets you name it post away! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:11:39 EST trying to stay positive... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x50641322 so here is my shoutout for help: <BR> so i am a very upbeat, positive person 90% of the time (a requirement to be a busy mom of 3, and child care provider for a severely autistic little love), but i am struggling a little right now... <BR> i started running again 2 months ago, and have made great progress. i have signed up for 2 5Ks (nov 25 & dec 1), and was training for 10K when last week my hip started hurting immensely. when i say hurting, i mean like barely able to walk, can't lie on th... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 09:32:43 EST Daily Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x50640499 Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> I thought this would be a nice way to say hi and share whats going on in our lives not just running/walking wise. A chance to get to know one another. I will start off. <BR> <BR> Me - last night we had like 10 trick or treaters. Not that great of a turn out, but I NAILED it when it came to eating candy. I had 1 fun size box of Milk Duds and that is IT!!! I am ready to make November my month and have set a goal of loosing 4 lbs. That is 1 lb a week, and KNOW... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 08:38:41 EST Here is your dose of Daily Motivation! Woot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x50639429 Let's post motivational things here, sayings, Links and more. If it gets you going, Please share away! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that." <BR> -Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2012 07:20:47 EST My First 10K race (Virtual) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x50631688 I am training for my first 10k and here is a link to the Virtual race I will be in! If anyone cares to join me, its going to be a chilly one! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-<BR>race.asp?r=155 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>365</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:25:01 EST Welcome Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x58347x50631430 Welcome to the Team! <BR> Hope you make yourselves at home.Not sure what to say? Introduce yourself ,Or get right to it and post away. Please remember to keep it positive and motivating! Have fun and lets reach our goals together! <BR> <BR> !!!! Spark Goodie Prizes !!!! <BR> Join a goal at the bottom of the page and at the end of the month the Top contributor in each category will be awarded an awesome Spark Goodie! Let's get those goals done! <BR> <BR> <BR> xoxox Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:01:23 EST Things to Post in this area :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24720x58347x50631381 Here you can post the following things: <BR> <BR> All events for Races! Walking or Running - Virtual or Realtime <BR> <BR> -Upcoming races that you have entered <BR> <BR> -Races that you have completed with your time results that you have completed <BR> <BR> -Events that you think others might want to join <BR> <BR> -Races or events that you are looking for friends to join in on with you :o) <BR> <BR> - Anything else Race - Walking or Running Related <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:57:52 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x58347x50630992 Hi! My name is Susie. I live in Albuquerque NM. I joined Sp on June 1st, 2012. I've lost 25 pounds so far, but have a ways to go. I've been walking my dog & doing ST & other cardio. Today I joined SP's 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program to go from walking to jogging. So this team will be perfect for me. My walking companion is Chloe. She's part Rhodesian ridgeback. She makes sure I go out every day. I'll be looking forward to hearing from many of you. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:22:29 EST