SparkPeople The More Team Team Messageboard This team is about challenging ourselves to do MORE: More fruits! More veggies! More whole grains! More exercise! Ongoing, jump in any time. SparkPeople The More Team Team Messageboard Eat More :-) Did you see today's feature story? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1432 </link> <BR> <BR> Right up our alleys <em>224</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:54:04 EST January Prizes What prizes would you like to see? Prizes are around $10 in value (some more, but not much more), and here are some things I've thought of, but please feel free to suggest more: <BR> <BR> $10 store credit to your favorite online store <BR> $10 SparkPeople gift certificate <BR> A SparkPeople t-shirt <BR> SparkPeople Fitness Starter Kit DVD Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:15:28 EST Hi I am Judy Hi! I have been around SP for a few years but have not been very good at actually committing to weight loss or actually losing weight. I have decided it is time to do this commitment and to work at my weight loss. so I thought this sounded like a good team. I know that i not only need to lose weight but I also need to be healthier. So I am ready to work on getting back on track and enjoying MORE of the good stuff. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to joining in and getting to know you all <BR>... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:36:18 EST tracking ...paper or online or combo I think I might jump into something like the tracking thread with points at the beginning of the year <BR> <BR> at the moment -- I'm trying to decide -- paper tracking -- online tracking --- I need some things for TOPS in paper format -- I can print from online -- but it ends up being bulky <BR> <BR> part of me -- likes the idea of paper in a lightweight -- carry-able format --- <BR> <BR> I also have my smart phone but it's not always convenient for tracking -- at least I'm not that happy... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:06:24 EST Two-thirds checkin! I'm finally done with all my school stuff, and today I'm sick, so I'm not going to be running a million vacation-time errands. Hope everyone is doing well. I'm about to update all my tracking. How's everyone doing? I know this is a new team, with a lot of tracking to do -- hope that the act of tracking itself is being as helpful to you as it is to me. It really keeps me on... track! :-) <BR> <BR> So how's everyone holding up? How are you going to make sure you get your exercise and veggies i... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:30:41 EST Hi, I'm Randy aka Randyz_Journey I'm from Charleston WV. <BR> <BR> I have a partner of over 8 years --- his name is Randy, as well, aka Randy2 here at Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> I've been on the weight loss journey since I was about 12 or 13 --- and Sparkpeople (actively) since the fall of 2007. <BR> <BR> I've lost 70 pounds -- gained some and re-lost -- but basically maintaining a 70 pound lost at this time from my highest weight. <BR> <BR> I need MORE change to my program. <BR> <BR> I'm a planner --- and I've failed t... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:30:54 EST I'm Margo, aka Margo :-) At the moment I'm looking for more vegetables. I eat fruit with no problem, but get lame when I start thinking about vegetables. I love low sodium V-8 and have Health Valley vegetable soups but often they just sit there because I go for "easier" things. Popcorn is a whole grain and I eat that 3 or so times a week (excellent fiber, too) and my husband makes me a hot, egg breakfast each morning so I get good protein to start the day (and whole wheat toast) but for some reason I always feel li... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 10:48:09 EST Checking in on Day Two Welcome to the 2nd of December, my lovelies. How's tracking going for folks? Is the list of points clear enough? Since this is a new challenge, I imagine it will change in coming months as people offer feedback, so feel free to let me know if anything doesn't make sense, or needs to change! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 12:51:47 EST I'm Debbie aka Pebbles706 This team sounds wonderful. I love the idea of adding and not depriving myself. I look forward to meeting everyone and hopefully be a positive addition to this group. Sun, 2 Dec 2012 00:08:22 EST It's me Joanne (JOE_ANNE2) It's me Joanne (JOE_ANNE2) <BR> Just joining today. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 20:16:59 EST Strategies for getting in your MORE every day I'm just going to throw out some ideas for strategies to encourage a More More More victory this month: <BR> <BR> 1) Make sure every meal (and most snacks) contains some kind of fruit or vegetable. Since a serving isn't all that much (1/2 a cup of most things), I find that if I have any vegetables at all, I end up with at least 2 servings just by doing that. <BR> <BR> 2) I eat my fruit/veg first, so that if I run out of room for my food, it's not the veggies I skip. <BR> <BR> 3) Oatmeal o... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:18:44 EST Prizes for December! I probably should have put this in the challenge thread. I plead tiredness, because it's 4 in the morning. :-) <BR> <BR> This month's prizes are as follows: <BR> <BR> SPARKER'S CHOICE of: <BR> <BR> 1) A copy of "The Spark" book, either physical or electronic <BR> 2) A $10 SparkCertificate <BR> 3) A $10 gift certificate to or <BR> 4) A $10 donation to the charity of your choice, in your honor <BR> <BR> There will be TWO winners: <BR> <BR> 1) The person with the high... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 07:11:24 EST Hi I'm Valerie aka Richila This sounded like fun! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:15:53 EST Hi! I'm Beverly, aka Energize r_Bunny! I'm looking forward to doing something different and positive!!!! Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:53:35 EST Why we don't talk about weight-loss here <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> PLEASE DON'T RESPOND TO THIS INFORMATIONAL POST <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> You will notice there are no weight points in this challenge. That's on purpose. We don't discuss weight-loss here. <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> Lots of reasons. <BR> <BR> 1) There are plenty of people on SP who aren't here to lose weight. This team includes everyone. ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:41:57 EST Hi, I'm Serene (a.k.a. The More Girl) Welcome to the team! I'm your team leader, but really, I'm just another Sparker who likes points and prizes. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:37:15 EST December challenge tracking thread NOTE: Please post ONCE to this thread, and edit your tracking post every day. If our team gets too big to maintain that, we'll break up into smaller teams, or do tracking differently. <BR> <BR> Cut and paste the following for your tracking. Feel free to delete the days you weren't here, if you start in the middle of the month: <BR> <BR> December More More More challenge points: <BR> <BR> 1: 87 -- woo-hoo! (I need more whole grains, definitely) <BR> 2: 61 -- not my best day. ZERO on whole g... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:28:25 EST