SparkPeople Everything in Moderation! Team Messageboard A team for those who do not want to be excessive, whether with money, food, or basically anything. Let us do Everything in Moderation and get fit! SparkPeople Everything in Moderation! Team Messageboard One Person's Trash Is Another Person's Treasure Lately, when have you gone through your kitchen cupboards and clothes closets and found what "gifts" you could give to others? <BR> <BR> Also, do you have coupons (even up to an 6 monthes past expiration date)? Give the coupons to the Overseas Coupon Program. Go to: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> to learn more. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:56:23 EST Recommend Few Ingredient Healthy Recipes Acapulco Tuna Salad <BR> tuna <BR> mayonnaise <BR> crushed corn chips <BR> green pepper pieces <BR> onion pieces <BR> salsa <BR> lettuce <BR> <BR> Mix first 6 ingredients <BR> Spoon onto a bed of lettuce <BR> <BR> Voila! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:22:45 EST Team Chat 2015 Hope everyone is having a great weekend and doing something you enjoy. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 17:38:47 EST Hi From Florida I joined this team a couple of years ago, but then had computer issues and left for awhile. But I rejoined spark people in August 2014, and plan to stay. Here's my re-intro: <BR> I'm Vicki, and a lot of you know me from other teams. I'm 58 yeas old and I have a good bit of weight to lose. My hubby Bob and I have been working since Sept. 13-2014 to lose 60 lbs. each by Sept. 13-2015. So far he's down 30 lbs. and I'm down 28 lbs. Bob has been in the hospital 3 times in the last 5 years due to... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 17:36:48 EST Holidays How have everyone's holidays been? Has anyone thought about resolutions? <BR> <BR> I've decided on 250 fitness minutes (at least!) every month for me plus some non-fitness resolutions. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:25:00 EST How are you doing? I haven't been watching my team and I'm sorry...but I am curious. How are you doing? What's new? <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:22:40 EST I'm back!!! I've had a very busy year (and it's not over yet!) but I do want to drop in more regularly. How are all of you? Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:53:09 EST Update I know I haven't been around so I wanted to update. <BR> <BR> I am no longer moderately active. I'm much more active in my day to day life. I have a new job that prevents me from NOT exercising. I do pricing and stocking at a department store now and I am on my feet six or seven hours most days. <BR> <BR> The new job also keeps me from SP because I'm adjusting to it! Hope to feel more like updating on a regular basis soon. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:50:27 EST Hi from HotLanta Ga Moderation in all things! Great goal to work toward. I tend to be one extreme or the other which leads to over indulging in food and drink and saying to myself, "who cares". <BR> Look forward to chatting and sharing the fun on Spark People. Karen <em>244</em> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:33:24 EST Newbie Alert Hi, I'm Vicki. I'm 56 years old and I have 65 lbs to reach a weight where I can get off of blood pressure pills, and hopefully have more energy. <BR> I've been a member of sparkpeople a number of times over the last few years and always let my emotions get the best of me and I'd leave for one reason or the other. But I'm here to stay this time around and noone will make me leave because of something they say to me to hurt my feelings. I have to learn to ignore such talk and work towards a hea... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:50:35 EST Moderate goals/re olutions for 2013? Does anybody have any? <BR> <BR> I have a couple. one is to cut back on my computer time in the evenings. I don't watch much TV so spend alot of time online playing games Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:52:54 EST Moderate New Year's I didn't do too shabby over X-mas. Politely declined bringing leftover desserts home, hubby and I went light on candy as stocking stuffers, skipped some of the many desserts at holiday gatherings...overall, did okay. <BR> <BR> Now comes the New Year's celebrations, with a fresh round of tempting treats everywhere I turn. It isn't any easier to pass them up this week than last week, each time is a battle. I don't remember it being this hard last year. Moderation is a good goal and right now ... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:42:35 EST Enjoying Christmas in Moderation So I have a horrible sweet tooth. At home over Thanksgiving I at way to many desserts and now with going home for 3 weeks over the holiday season, I had to come up with something to stop myself from binging again, but still let myself relax and enjoy friends and family. I blogged about this but here are my two main rules that will help me I feel. One of the comments on my blog here was "This should be known as a Moderate's Guide to Christmas" so I figured I'd post my top rules here. <BR> <BR... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 07:19:17 EST BE AWARE! It could have been anyone us! Hi everyone. <BR> <BR> The last two weeks have been a very scary time. A very dear friend had to have a 5 vessel bypass on Thanksgiving Day. <BR> <BR> I admit that he set himself up for it, he smoked (alot) and was an uncontrolled diabetic. He took his meds but ate whatever he wanted and never checked his blood sugar. hasn't seen a doctor in over a year. Throw in a dad who died in his 40s from heart disease and a grandfather who died in his 30's from heart disease and my friend is lucky he... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:04:00 EST new to team Hi everyone! I am so happy I found this team. I just came off a 2 month restrictive diet that was supposed to last for 3 months...I could not handle it any longer. Anyways, I live in Ontario, Canada, work full time, wife and mother to a 9 year old daughter..I have lost about 55 lbs (45 doing SP and 10 on the low carb diet) and want to lose another 40-45 lbs. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:24:01 EST I failed the "moderation" part yep, ate the whole roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough in less than 24 hours. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:20:13 EST Happy belated Thanksgiving! Hi Moderators! <BR> <BR> How did y'all do for Thanksgiving and the days after? Me? I was hosting and had houseguests til Saturday night, so I didn't track for 3 whole days and I ate whatever I wanted, including eating out for Mexican on Wednesday night and a steak dinner on Saturday. It was pretty much glorious LOL I thought for sure I'd have gained a least a little, but nope... lost a half pound according to the scale this morning. I'm supposed to be maintaining at 150, although I ge... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:09:27 EST daily chat I was trying to figure out where to post about my weigh in this morning and how things are going, and wasn't sure where to it, didn't really want to post a whole thread about me, so thought I would start a "daily chat" thread. <BR> <BR> Post anything and everything you want to here :) <BR> <BR> the past week I have really tried to do good, but yesterday I was in a major funk that normally would have sent me eating and drinking out of control diet wise. Instead I called a friend and we w... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:33:24 EST Quick dessert treat So tonight I was craving something chocolatey. I also had 300 more calories left to eat even after dinner. I originally thought I could do one of those "cookie in a mug" recipes, but the one I found for chocolate chip cookie ended up being over 500 calories :( <BR> <BR> So, I ended up taking 2tbsp of chocolate chips and melting them in the microwave, and took 2 graham cracker sheets, and put the melted chocolate on them. It was a very delightful dessert, and it was 290 calories (160 cal... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:19:59 EST Non - scale victories. I know the scale can be maddening, especially if you are TRYING to lose a little more slowly. There are other ways to see progress though! Are you tiring less easily? Is your mood better? <BR> <BR> What non-scale victories have you seen? <BR> <BR> For me I've definitely had fewer mood issues and I no longer get winded so easily. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:23:58 EST do you have "trigger" foods? ones you have a very hard time eating in moderation? <BR> <BR> mine is ice cream. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:23:14 EST What habit(s) are you changing this month? I was given an idea for a thread and a goal for us and I quite like it! <BR> <BR> So what changes are you trying to make this November? <BR> <BR> For me I'm taking my fitness minutes up to a 600 minimum. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:30:15 EST moderate calorie count? When I first started trying to lose weight, my doc told me to stick to no more than 1600 calories per day. When that didn't work, I dropped to 1450... but I find that I consistently eat 1500. So I figured "go with what works," and upped my actual GOAL to 1500 per day, plus 20+ minutes of exercise at least five days per week. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if it makes sense to match the goal to the eating habits, rather than matching the eating habits to the goal... <BR> <BR> Just started the 150... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:00:02 EST Moderation versus Rationalization Does anyone have a good way of differentiating between being moderate and, well, slacking? I've come to realize that there are times when I tell myself that I don't want to be extreme when watching what I eat or how I work out because "this is a lifestyle change and it needs to be something I can live the rest of my life with." <BR> <BR> Then when I look at that decision later it's pretty apparent it wasn't a lifestyle or moderation choice, it was a "I'm mad that I'm not making better progr... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:49:45 EST OMG!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! I ate ... <em>334</em> 3 miniature tootsie rolls and they were wonderful! <BR> <BR> LOL! Actually, it's a victory of sorts. In the past I would have eaten a bag full over the course of the afternoon. Moderation is a wonderful thing. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:59:38 EST Team URL I set up a URL for us (thanks for the idea YOJULEZ !) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>deration </link> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:21:38 EST Co-leaders Would anyone be interested in helping me lead this team? I'm just looking for someone who can actively reply on topics and occasionally suggest some. <em>334</em> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:40:18 EST Greetings from AZ How nice to find such an intelligent group that thinks like I do! <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I try to exercise for 30 min a day but don't hate myself if I don't. <BR> <BR> I try to eat healthy but don't deny myself something if I really want it. <BR> <BR> The only thing I've gone a little overboard on is pets, we currently have 5 cats and 3 dogs. one is a foster but the others are ours. <em>200</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 01:09:01 EST How do you use Spark People as a moderate? Do you use the nutrition tracker for every meal, every day? only some days, some meals? Not at all? <BR> Do you track your fitness? <BR> Do you track your weight and measurements? <BR> Do you find the message boards helpful or not? <BR> Do articles, blogs, sparkpoints or groups help motivate you? Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:43:17 EST 10 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters This is from right here at SP. I think it's a pretty good reminder for us even though I'm sure many of us are already doing the right things here! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1681 </link> <BR> <BR> One of my favorite quotes and it's actually something I have done: "Eating healthy isn't about taking food away; it's about eating MORE of the things that are good for you." <BR> <BR> I do think you have to evaluate what is healthy for your spe... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 07:57:16 EST Moderate Me Hi everyone... I was just reading the thread in the general board area and decided to join in. I too am a moderate. I don't like restricting what I eat, I eat healthy food about 80% of the time, but if I'm at a party or some function and there's cake... well darn it, I'm eating cake! LOL <BR> <BR> I also don't go over board on exercising. I walk 4 or 5 days a week and I usually walk about an hour. My usual route takes me though the mall so I can gather my Shopkick points while walking pa... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:05:01 EST What are you doing for Thanksgiving? I was just curious what everyone is planning on doing for Thanksgiving? Are you planning on taking a day off from calorie counting or watching what you eat? Are you going to make Thanksgiving Dinner? If so, do you plan to make it healthier? In what ways? <BR> <BR> I'm going to my parents house for a small family get together. I'm bringing homemade cranberry sauce and I'm making baked apples with a oatmeal topping for dessert. My dad is diabetic and my sister has become sensitive to sugar so ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 14:33:30 EST Just found this group... I just came across this group and I am so glad I did. I think any amount of movement and mindful eating is healthier than the alternative. I've learned that those things that I do mindlfully become part of my habits. Evenutually I find myself wanting more of it. Not everything though. That is where the moderation comes in for me. If it locks in then it right for me. If it doesn't lock in then I find something else that does. <BR> <BR> great group. I'm looking forward to learning from e... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 13:41:44 EST Hi Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I've lost 55 pounds so far with SP and I'm working on losing 35 more. I exercise a ton, but I enjoy it. I have a hard time with cutting foods out of my diet and denying myself treats. I've been trying to work on more mindful eating and eliminating the emotional binges. I like this teams approach. I truly believe in everything in moderation and enjoying my food so I can stick with it for life. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:28:50 EST nice things you can do for yourself Sometimes I think it is hard to think about doing something for ourselves. I thought it might be helpful to start a thread where we could list some nice things we could do for ourselves for inspiration. <BR> <BR> Wear a cheerful color. <BR> Take the scenic route. <BR> Eat your favorite meal. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 12:40:55 EST Hi I'm 30, and I'm a full-time college writing instructor. I also run a crafting business on Etsy, where I sell jewelry and plushies :D <BR> <BR> I want to get back into moderation in both eating (where I tend to go to one extreme or the other) and exercise (which I used to do regularly and now don't do at all). It doesn't help that I eat out with my boyfriend 3-4 times a week! I'd like to start eating in for some of those times instead. (We don't live together, which makes that a little ha... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:49:23 EST Howdy, new team! I hope this team takes off - I really liked the thread on the message board yesterday! I gained weight at a moderate pace, lost muscle tone at a moderate pace, and expect to improve both those situations at a moderate pace. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:51:48 EST What can moderate exercise do for you? I've ALWAYS been a "moderate exerciser;" the most intense I ever got was 3-4 gym visits a week, never more than an hour at a time... and that was many years ago. <BR> <BR> Right now, I'm very busy -- so just doing 20 minutes brisk outdoor walk plus stretches... but typically do 2-3 miles (about 25-40 minutes) on the treadmill or outdoors, at about 3.7 mph up to about 6 mph in bursts. Then about 10 minutes with 8 lb weights, and 5 min of stretching/abs. This about 4-5 days/week. <BR> <BR... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 12:25:59 EST Hi I'm 38 years old. I've been married to my dh almost 13 years and have a 12 year old dd. The 3 of us share our home with 2 dogs and 3 cats. I homeschool dd and love to read and cook. <BR> <BR> I gained weight after dd's birth and have tried lots of different things but never very successfully. I went through a period of intense self hatred because of my weight.For about a year I gave up weighing myself and just tried to accept myself and find things to like. I feel like I can't get into a res... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 00:47:19 EST Goals What kind of goals would you like to have for this team? I'm really interested in your input before I set them up. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:55:32 EST Me So a little about me: <BR> <BR> I'm twenty-nine years old. I'm from Michigan. I live with my two cats and my lovely boyfriend. I'm a full-time housewife and a freelance tutor. I enjoy reading, baking (sometimes), playing with my cats, doing puzzles, dancing, knitting, and swimming. <BR> Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:53:30 EST Why I started this team. I started this group because I believe you can get healthier (and lose weight if that's something you need to do) by enjoying anything in moderation. I'm working on intuitive eating and being a bit more active. I just don't want to make any changes I can't live with for the rest of my life and being twenty-nine and having genetics on my side that might be quite the time period. <BR> <BR> So far it's not a bad way to live. I have lost a little weight...I'm coming to terms with being a slow l... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 17:13:26 EST