SparkPeople Balance and Moderation Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=62651 This is a team that will work to turn the word 'diet' from a verb into a noun. This is a team that will strive for BALANCE AND MODERATION and seek out a life of health. SparkPeople Balance and Moderation Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=62651 How is everyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x64519794 I am sad to see this team so inactive... I have been so busy in my regular life I haven't been able to do much sparking until recently. How is everyone doing? I miss you guys! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 07:07:52 EST Coping with stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x64439183 Everyone has within them the sense to manage the most important things in their lives which is their well being, their family life, and their systems and resources for support. Unfortunately stress too often interferes. Note that its next to impossible to cope with life or loose weight easily when you are under stress. It can be done but it's not easy since your hormones are working against you. See the video series by Jessica Ortner of tappingsolution.com on controlling stress to make weigh... Sat, 28 May 2016 17:51:13 EST Turning the store fat switch off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63822080 Jon Gabriel gave up Yo-Yo dieting and lost 220 lbs without dieting. His method, called The Gabriel Method (described in a book) is about the many ways to turn off the "store fat switch" , and involves stress lessening and visualization methods among others. I find the following YouTube video which discusses the theories behind the book very informative <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmKGrBCAIXo </link> . Also, there are quite a few other You Tube videos describing various topics from the boo... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 22:51:17 EST 10 weight loss tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63686399 Renee Stephens has a free booklet in PDF form at <link>docrenee.com </link> . Its Message is about a sane approach to achieving a healthy weight by living a balanced and moderate lifestyle that is a joyful journey, rather than undergoing drastic and stressful changes in an attempt to undo all your past mistakes as fast as possible. <BR> The contents can be best understood by reading her following summary: <BR> "You may want to print this summary out and review as you shift your mindset <BR... Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:41:46 EST Re rapid fat loss quick fixes and long term goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x63679298 I will first include a sketch of the text of <link>www.niashanks.com/5-problems-rapid-f<BR>at-loss-quick-fixes/ </link> which points out 5 reasons why quick fixes are no bargain then discloses 4 sane steps to lasting fat loss. Then I will post links to two more sane steps to lasting weight loss both of which can be easily incorporated into a joyful lifestyle and which work. <BR> <BR> First the sketch of the text <BR> <BR> For most people Nia Shanks recommends they avoid quick-fix and ra... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:55:32 EST 6 Sane rules to healthy body from Lift Like a Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x63678767 6 sane and simple rules to lift like a girl <link>www.niashanks.com/6-rules-lift-like-<BR>girl/ </link> <BR> <BR> A detailed, complicated, and complex regimen will produce better results than a simple, basic, bare-bones approach . . . or so some would have you believe. <BR> <BR> Nia has been a personal trainer for over 10 years, and has constantly simplified her approach to health and fitness. <BR> <BR> "Sane and Simple Rule #1 — Lift Heavy Things" <BR> <BR> Note one doesn't have to ... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 10:40:22 EST Emotional Freedom Technique http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63659818 I found that EFT (or tapping) is a great way to uncover and correct negative thoughts or emotions that are holding you back. A recent video <link>www.thetappingsolution.com/2016Video<BR>Series/nick-ortner-explains-tapping-post/ </link> discloses just how EFT does that. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:33:20 EST Interested in a co-leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63628503 Hey guys!! Happy post Super Bowl! I am doing an insane happy dance since my team won last night!!!! <BR> <BR> In all reality, I do have a question -- I am wondering if there is someone here who would have any interest in taking on a co-leader spot for this team and helping me with running this great team? <BR> <BR> My primary aim is to NOT push any form of any diet but rather just simply focus on Balance and Moderation as a primary goal. Feel free to re-read the first and second sticky t... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:52:13 EST The Dirty Little Secret About Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63589163 I can't love this article enough -- I thought it was a very good share!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/dirty-secret-motiv<BR>ation/ </link> <BR> <BR> "The Dirty Little Secret about Motivation <BR> <BR> dirty secret about motivation <BR> photo: some rights reserved by coolio-claire <BR> Allow me to end the suspense. Motivation? It can be utterly worthless. Unlike love, it is not all you need. That’s the dirty little secret. <BR> <BR> I’m ready to take on the world! <BR> <BR> Noth... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:25:23 EST Question of the Day 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63578017 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Groundhog Day! <em>219</em> I hope everyone is going well and your week is off to a good start...... <BR> <BR> I am here with the daily question <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For toda... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:01:39 EST Question of the Day 2/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63568425 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Wow guys -- the first month of 2015 is behind us! <em>198</em> Now we press on to February <em>26</em> Hard to believe! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great weekend and you're ready for another day and another week! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 07:24:50 EST Question of the Day 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63544679 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF to you all!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab7cc779-b21f-4580-9d96-e9c6b13e0cd7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Believe it or not, this will be my last post for January -- wait, what?! Yep that's right, we're officially almost one month into 2016!! <BR> <BR> So with that...................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38<... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 08:02:52 EST Question of the Day 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63536646 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good Morning!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Wow -- welcome to PRE-Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a4750a6-7c50-4959-b84e-5299090b29a3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again, friends -- I hope you're ready for another brain busting QOTD <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:43:08 EST Screw Perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63532187 I am curious if anyone else here can relate to this? I know I can -- I have been a victim of "paralysis by analysis" more times than I can count. This article actually kind of struck a chord with me...... <BR> <BR> Thoughts??? <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/screw-perfection/ </link> <BR> <BR> "Screw Perfection <BR> <BR> screw perfection <BR> photo by Jared Erondu <BR> (This article was written with holy hell this is stronger than usual coffee pulsing through my veins. Don’t say y... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:19:12 EST Question of the Day 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63528630 <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday (aka HUUUUUUMP DAY!!!) <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good week so far! I am here with another QOTD for you guys so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What do you feel have been ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:50:51 EST Question of the Day 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63520578 <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone! <em>67</em> <em>106</em> I am getting my coffee slowly going and thought I would pop in and do a QOTD. Sorry I didn't post last week it was a very tough week... <BR> <BR> But this week is a new one, right <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> So question for today -- let's talk moderation... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:31:00 EST Motivation Monday 1/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63517391 Doug Lisle created a video called “Losing weight without losing your sanity” <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdqLB6bTuQ </link> . eating is controlled by the part of the brain called the hypothalamus which responds to stretch receptors and nutrient receptors in the digestive system. Law of satiety: Animals eating in their natural habitat will eat no more or no less than that needed for optimum health because of the law of natural selection and survival of the fit. The problem is that ou... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:50:52 EST What Moderation is All About http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63512044 Hey guys -- I thought that this was a good read. Quick, simple and to the point. What are your thoughts on eating in moderation? <BR> <BR> <link>www.figureate.com.au/what-moderation<BR>-is-all-about/ </link> <BR> <BR> "What moderation is really all about. <BR> <BR> on January 24, 2016 <BR> dietitian melbourneAn article titled “Moderation is a terrible rule to eat by” was recently brought to my attention. It is clear the author does not appreciate or understand the context within whic... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:29:25 EST Motivation Monday 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63454395 Good morning everyone! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f4e5dd7-b317-4bba-a891-6fa1adddb982.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post much this last week -- life took over... you know how it goes... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am here this morning, it is Monday -- some have the day off, some still have to make the grind, but either way Monday is a great day to do some reflecting and planning for the week ahead. So for this Motivation Monday, what goals... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:41:40 EST Triumphant Tuesday 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63405998 Good morning all! If you're reading this, you survived Monday! <em>104</em> It's a jungle out there <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I hope your week is off to a good start! <BR> <BR> Welcome back to <em>208</em> Triumphant Tuesday <em>208</em> I am curious what you're doing that is going well for you? What are you feeling particularly triumphant about? Remember it can be anything, not just related to diet/exercise!! <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a great day! Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:43:56 EST Motivation Monday 1/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63396827 Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> 2016 is off and running officially -- I hope it is going well for you guys so far! <BR> <BR> Here we are... once again, it is <em>285</em> Motivation Monday <em>285</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b76f3a43-bf55-4a85-8166-411f81440aa4.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> We're more than a bit of a week into 2016, how is it going for you? What are you planning on doing to make the 2nd week of 2016 great? <BR> <BR> Have a great day, g... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:52:13 EST Question of the Day 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63355136 Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy first Hump Day of 2016 <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I hope your first week is off and going to a great start! <BR> <BR> Time for a QOTD so I hope you're ready.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Let's do a woo-hoo Wednesday -- so for today let us know what you're feeling particularly good about. It can be ANYTHING -- not just diet/fitness related. ... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:26:46 EST Question of the Day 1/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63335257 <em>408</em> <em>409</em> Happy New Year, everyone!! <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to 2016!! I hope that everyone had a great New Year and you're ready to press on. Most of us are back to the grind today after a bit of a break -- I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today's question, let's focus on a Motivational Monday post -- what plans/goals do you have for the week ahead? Starting fresh with a new week and a new YEAR the slate has officially been cleared -- ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 06:50:38 EST Question of the Day 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63286094 Hey guys! Good morning! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a good week so far and your Monday was good to you! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with another Question of the day -- I hope you're ready <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How was 2015 for you? What went well for you this last year? Are you sad to see it go? Happy? <BR> <BR> Hey guys have a great day! Make this Tuesday Awesome! Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:08:29 EST Free eBook: Taking Up Space http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63282940 Hey guys -- I wanted to let you all know that Go Kaleo is offering her book, "Taking Up Space" free for the next week. I highly recommend this book. It is one that I read when I began my adventure in seeking out balance in my life with food and diet. I thought that I would let you guys know if you're interested! <BR> <BR> <link>gokaleo.com/2015/12/28/freebook/ </link> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 18:36:04 EST Question of the Day 12/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63278350 Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, I can't believe Christmas and all of that is behind us! Seems hard to believe that we're looking at the tail end of 2015! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So I figure it is probably best to get back to doing the QOTD's again.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I guess today, let's discuss goals for the New Year. Do you have any plans? Anything that you'... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 07:49:56 EST A New Diet Is Not the Answer.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x63244357 In the times of New Years Resolutions I thought that this was a worthy reminder <em>41</em> I will post the link but copy the text of the blog below! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/diet-solution/ </link> <BR> <BR> "A New Diet is Not the Solution to Problems Created by a Previous Diet <BR> <BR> diet problemsHow many diets have you tried? <BR> <BR> This is a serious question; take a moment to reflect on the answer. <BR> <BR> How many? Several at the very least, right? <BR> <BR>... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:13:23 EST Question of the Day 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63241930 Good morning all!!! <em>444</em> Tis the season -- and the big countdown is on! Are you guys all done with things before the official day is here (for those celebrating Christmas)? <BR> <BR> I figured I would pop out another qotd for today so we can keep our minds and hearts in the game even though the season is upon us full force <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Since it is harder to get to the gym ... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 08:11:38 EST Question of the Day 12/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63235069 Good morning all -- Happy Monday before Christmas!! I hope that everyone is having a good holiday season! Hard to believe that 2015 is quickly winding down! <BR> <BR> So, I know everyone is busy but I thought I would pop out a couple of QOTD's this week. Answer if you have time, if not that's okay, too! <BR> <BR> So for today, I am wondering with all the goodies out and about right now, do you find it difficult to stick to your plan or do you think that you're doing well with things? <BR... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:48:47 EST 10 Life Changing Mottos... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63212363 I love this and thought I would share it! Pretty soon we're going to be getting bombarded by messages on things that we need to be changing and New Year's resolutions and the like. I think that the message here is epic! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/life-changing-mott<BR>oes/ </link> <BR> <BR> "10 Life Changing Mottoes Women Should Embrace <BR> <BR> mottoes women should embrace <BR> photo: some rights reserved by JD Hancock <BR> We live in a world that tells women to value themse... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:06:54 EST Self Compassion: The Greatest Tool for Becoming th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63168350 Hey guys, I thought that I would post this. I think we've all been guilty of this from time to time and it is always good to have a reminder... <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/compassion/ </link> <BR> <BR> "When I paid attention to what I said to myself I was shocked, and dismal. “Whoa. Did I really just say that?” I wondered after berating myself for a silly, insignificant mistake. <BR> <BR> I’m my own worst critic and up until most recently I thought this was productive, and even ... Fri, 11 Dec 2015 07:52:43 EST Preventing Holiday Weight Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x63154774 I love this article so much! I thought I would share it with you guys <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> As usual, I will post the link but also the article below -- let me know your thoughts! <BR> <BR> <link>ellynsatterinstitute.org/fmf/fmf87.p<BR>hp#sthash.p3G01uZB.dpuf </link> <BR> <BR> Preventing Holiday Weight Gain <BR> <BR> December 2015 update - Family Meals Focus #87 <BR> <BR> Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW Reprinted with permission from The Huffington Post. <BR> <BR> To comment on this is... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 08:52:14 EST A Holiday Message from a Few Fitness Pros ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63147253 Hey guys -- lots of awesomeness in this video, I thought I'd share -- it is a good reminder for us all when we get wrapped up in our stuff that we *don't* have to stress out over food of all things this time of year. It is about a minute and a half so enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnpRC0dIphY </link> Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:01:06 EST Triumphant Tuesday 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63147219 Well guys another Monday has come and gone -- if you're sitting here reading this, you survived! High fives all around! <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> With that, we're on to yet another <em>208</em> Triumphant Tuesday <em>208</em> so what I am wondering is looking back at this last year -- the whole of 2015 -- what do you feel like you've been triumphant over? It can be as many (or as little) things as you want to list! Sing your own praises you guys, toot your own horns! Shout it out... Tue, 8 Dec 2015 07:57:49 EST FREE 6 week Lift Like a Girl Strength Training Gui http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x63142847 Hey guys, I wanted to let you know that Nia Shanks is giving away her 6 week Strength Training Program along with 10 Commandments for Losing Fat the Sane and Simple Way for free <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Her program is a solid strength training program so I thought I would share with you guys. Enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/christmas-gift/ </link> Mon, 7 Dec 2015 15:02:42 EST Motivation Monday 12/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63139823 Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, unfortunately Monday has seemed to find us again... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d6271b6-514c-4d9c-bd33-c7998c6273de.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a good weekend <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Along with Monday comes a chance to look at the week ahead and decide what you would like to work on. So for this Motivation Monday, what are some things you hope to accomplish this week? Think ... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 07:53:00 EST The Best Goal is No Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63119712 Missusriverrat posted this in her blog yesterday and it really made me think. I thought I would share it with the group (thanks, Sue!!) and see what you guys thought! <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <BR> <link>zenhabits.net/no-goal/ </link> <BR> <BR> "the best goal is no goal <BR> “With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> POST WRITTEN BY LEO BABAUTA. <BR> <BR> The idea of having concrete, achievable goals seem to be deeply ingr... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 08:40:25 EST Fitness Friday 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63119505 Good morning everyone -- we made it! Friday is here! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd8f44fa-d244-4aac-b071-d58f39c8a799.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good week and you're ready for a nice, relaxing weekend <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Here we are at <em>68</em> Fitness Friday <em>68</em> my question for you guys is this: what are you going to be doing to move your body today? Remember, the act of being active doesn't always translate to a... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 08:11:00 EST Are You Overthinking Your Calories? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x63113462 This is such an excellent article posted by Sean Flanagan that I thought I would share. <BR> <BR> <link>www.seanflanaganfitness.com/blog/ove<BR>rthinking-calories/?mc_cid=d46fb5e522&<BR>amp;mc_eid=fe2687bf33 </link> <BR> <BR> I think it raises many *excellent* points with regards to calorie counting. #1 most people underestimate their calorie consumption and #2 most people overestimate their calorie expenditures. <BR> <BR> I thought I would post this. What works for you? Do you ... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 10:19:33 EST Thankful Thursday 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63112269 Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, we've officially made it to pre-Friday -- woo hoo!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49bf78ca-63e2-4306-b5d5-ae8268396817.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone's week is going well <em>41</em> Today is *always* a good day -- we're back once again to think about gratitude for our Thankful Thursday -- so what are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:23:13 EST Wisdom Wednesday 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63104662 Good morning everyone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52d98ab9-a8b7-4efa-bd32-a8d972c20f07.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well guys, Wednesday is upon us -- we're here! Middle of the week <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Today is being declared as Wisdom Wednesday -- as part of that wisdom, we're going to focus on self-care today. So for today, what are you going to be doing to take care of YOU? It can be anything big or small, but whatever it is, take some time to do at least o... Wed, 2 Dec 2015 07:54:17 EST Triumphant Tuesday 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63096402 Wow guys! Welcome to December! <em>425</em> <em>444</em> It is hard to believe that we are on the LAST month of 2015! <BR> <BR> If you're sitting here reading this, you have successfully navigated another Monday! <em>244</em> Give yourself a pat on the back! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Now that we've managed to get through another Monday, we're on to <em>215</em> Triumphant Tuesday <em>215</em> so let's hear it -- what are you feeling particularly triumphant about lately? W... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 07:58:38 EST Motivation Monday 11/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63088503 Good morning, team! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow -- I hope that everyone had a good weekend and for those who celebrated, a Happy Thanksgiving! <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> It is hard to believe, but as I sit here and type, once again we're back at Monday <em>198</em> but not only that, the last Monday (and last day) of November!! <BR> <BR> Here we are once again -- it is Motivation Monday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/015e2bd9-33b2-4faa... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:36:20 EST Two Free Books!! **Friday Only** http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63072317 Hey guys, Matt Stone posted this today and I thought I would share!! <BR> <BR> Free Books! <BR> <BR> Forever Fat Loss: Escape the Low Calorie and Low Carb Diet Traps and Achieve Effortless and Permanent Fat Loss by Working with Your Biology Instead of Against It <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0153UN79M<BR>/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&am<BR>p;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;crea<BR>tiveASIN=B0153UN79M&amp;linkCode=as2&a<BR>mp;tag=180degr-20&amp;linkId=TU3MPMYJTW7GYQJV </... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:47:22 EST Triumphant & Thankful Tuesday 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63049607 Good morning my friends!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, we made it!! We survived yet another Monday! Whew! <em>198</em> I hope your's was good. <BR> <BR> I am going to do a combo post for today since we'll (or some of us anyway....) be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> So for today let's do a <em>285</em> Triumphant Tuesday <em>285</em> / <em>41</em> Thankful Thursday <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> So let's hear your latest t... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:45:49 EST Exercise is not punishment for eating and you do n http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x63047330 Another gem by Nia <em>41</em> I thought that I would share this. Enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/exercise-is-not-pu<BR>nishment/ </link> <BR> <BR> Exercise is Not Punishment for Eating and You Do Not Have to Earn Your Food. <BR> <BR> <BR> You’ve seen them. Around Halloween it was pictures of candy with their calorie count and how long you’d have to perform certain exercises or activities to burn them off. <BR> <BR> Similar charts arise around Thanksgiving, Christmas, ... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 21:00:19 EST Intuitive Eating Holiday Bill of Rights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x63042632 This is always a good one to add this time of year!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.intuitiveeating.com/content/intu<BR>itive-eaters-holiday-bill-rights-1 </link> <BR> <BR> What if peace on earth could begin at the dinner table? Imagine experiencing an inner peace, free from incessant worry about what to eat. It's hard to enjoy the holidays when you are preoccupied with eating or worried about what to say to relatives who have an annual tradition of telling you what and how to eat. <BR> <BR> Cons... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 08:53:33 EST Motivation Monday 11/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63042254 Good morning everyone!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your Monday <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/262220a5-19c7-4ab8-8595-7aa13950b2d5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good weekend and you're feeling fresh/refreshed and ready for a new week ahead. <BR> <BR> It is Thanksgiving week for a lot of us -- for today's <em>215</em> Motivation Monday <em>215</em> , what goals/plans do you have for this week? Ar... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:41:37 EST Fitness Friday 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63021291 Good morning my Spark Friends! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, the week's end is here -- TGIF!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf885edb-467f-4caf-bcf5-29cc010cef7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good week -- any fun plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> Well, today is <em>68</em> <em>68</em> Fitness Friday <em>68</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> What do you have on tabs for fitness today? How will you be moving your body? Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:58:43 EST The Most Important Strength Moves for Fat Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x63015326 Hey guys -- as you may or may not know, I think Sean Flanagan is one of the better voices in the fitness industry. I personally rank him up there with the likes of Lou Schuller, Allyn Cosgrove, Bret Contreas and a few others. He posted this article yesterday and I thought I would share with you. It is easy to get wrapped up in the minutia of fat loss and trying to decide what exercises would be "best" in this article, Sean breaks it down in a very easy to understand formula. <BR> <BR> E... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:10:57 EST Thankful Thursday 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x63014778 Good morning everyone! Welcome to your pre-Friday! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today is Thankful Thursday!! Today seems like a good day to take some appreciation for ourselves. It is so important that we learn to become our own cheerleaders <em>321</em> and learn to have a deep appreciation for what we see when we look in the mirror everyday <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> So guys, today look at yourself and think about what you are capable of <em>530</em> what do you do well at? What... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 08:49:01 EST Triumphant Tuesday 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62999909 Good morning everyone! Wow, sorry I didn't get in to post yesterday -- it was a crazy day around here! <BR> <BR> Okay I am here for today, though! Ready for a <em>208</em> Triumphant Tuesday <em>205</em> post for today! <BR> <BR> So let's hear it, what are you feeling particularly triumphant about today? <BR> <BR> Oh and have a fantastic Tuesday! Make it awesome! Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:18:45 EST Fitness Friday 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62969919 Good morning everyone -- Happy Friday the 13th!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/250a594c-6ba5-413d-883c-d55370b091e6.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Well guys, we made it -- survived the week ONLY to arrive at Friday the 13th <em>40</em> all the more reason to brush up on your fitness to be prepared... you never know! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> So today, what is on the list for exercise/movement today? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have an EXCELLENT weekend! Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:39:30 EST Thankful Thursday 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62961988 Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, we've made it this far -- pre-Friday! Whew! I hope your week is going well and you're ready for a new day! <BR> <BR> Today is *Thankful Thursday* so let's shout it out! What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de784843-2eb8-48d3-8b20-0601bdd80c4d.png"> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:30:54 EST Triumphant Tuesday 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62947325 Good morning everyone!! <em>67</em> Good news! We all survived Monday! Whew! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's week is off to a great start and you're ready for another day to embark upon! <BR> <BR> I am here with another Triumphant Tuesday -- for today, what are you feeling particularly proud of that you've accomplished as of late? It can be *anything* not just centered around diet/fitness <em>211</em> So let's hear it!! Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:41:02 EST Motivation Monday 11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62938876 Good morning, my friends!! We're back -- another Monday.... <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a good weekend and you're ready for another week ahead <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> For today's Motivation Monday, I am wondering what habits you're working on either trying to integrate or break? Also, what are your goals for the week ahead? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, it is Monday, but make it great!! Have a fantastic day and enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/38aa157b-b8... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 07:07:43 EST A Teacher Lost 56 Pounds Eating Nothing But McDona http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x62921666 Okay gang -- I thought that this most definitely was a worthy post. I think that the message of this blog is so strong and brings forth so much of the dichotomy that exists in the dieting world. This whole thing is NOT about all or nothing thinking -- it is about making smaller sustainable changes over time. Sometimes the smallest change can be a catapult toward bigger changes. We all have to start somewhere and I think Nia words this beautifully in her blog post! <BR> <BR> <link>www.n... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 19:55:10 EST Fitness Friday 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62916990 Good morning everyone!! We made it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Friday!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5e94658-f7e3-444c-8c9d-8e3c4e2242c5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has had a good week and you're ready for the weekend!! <BR> <BR> Today is Fitness-Friday so let's hear it -- what do you have on tabs for activity today? Anything cool? Remember, your activity doesn't necessarily mean you have to suit up and "hit the road" you can build activity into a rest day by simp... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:11:09 EST Thankful Thursday 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62909194 Good morning my friends!! Welcome to your pre-Friday!! <em>244</em> one more day guys!!! We got this! <BR> <BR> Today is the day for gratitude -- it is Thankful Thursday so.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a186e7c8-dc6e-4b5b-83e5-b3f301b849b6.png"> <BR> <BR> What are YOU thankful for today? Thu, 5 Nov 2015 08:10:38 EST Woo-Hoo Wednesday 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62901320 Good morning guys!!!! Wow, Wednesday already?!?!?!?! I so hope everyone's week is going well! <BR> <BR> I figured today was a good day to do some woohoos! So what are your woo-hoo's for today? What are you feeling GREAT about right now? It can be anything!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d97101b-a583-44cc-8ee6-41ed09c37185.jpg"> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 08:44:50 EST Motivation Monday 11/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62883858 Good morning everyone!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2779502-273c-4d4f-b11f-cb1cc6ef8a41.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, it is official, we're in a new month! Fantastic -- can you believe how fast time goes?!!! I hope that October was a good month for everyone and you're ready to push on to November and finish out 2015 successfully! <BR> <BR> So for today, since it is not only Monday but a brand new month, let's take a chance to look ahead a bit and think about goals... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 07:48:28 EST Fun Day Friday 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62861706 Good morning everyone! TGIF!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b878c68-ad0d-455e-930a-2a4db98aaf7e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Halloween! <em>431</em> I hope all you ghouls are ready for some fun! Today instead of doing a fitness friday post, I thought I would do a Fun Day Friday post since it is 1. Halloween and 2. the last day of the month. So for today, what are your plans for Halloween? Do you do trick-or-treating? Watch some scary movies? Pass out c... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:09:21 EST Thankful Thursday 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62853817 Good morning everyone! Welcome to you pre-Friday! Wow, I hope everyone is having a great week! <BR> <BR> Okay today is Thankful Thursday so the question of the day is... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a57cf7fd-b8de-4a53-8ddf-16225bdaefa8.png"> <BR> <BR> So let's hear it -- what are YOU thankful for??? Thu, 29 Oct 2015 07:56:59 EST Triumphant Tuesday 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62838366 Goooooood morning everyone! If you're reading this, you survived Monday! Give yourself a huge pat on the back! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Tuesday -- I hope your week is off to a good start! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aebff72a-f7f6-464a-96a6-35d07065ae20.png"> <BR> <BR> This morning is <em>208</em> Triumphant Tuesday <em>208</em> what I want everyone to do is to list ONE thing (it can be more, BTW) that you have done well at. Again, remem... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:09:31 EST Motivation Monday 10/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62830515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8b4e3b3-c3d6-4c15-b6ef-d57b94c02e18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Welcome back to your Monday... I hope that everyone had a good weekend and has coffee strong enough to make it through another Monday <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/621d789d-77cc-4789-960f-0a16f67e1dca.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again -- time for some Motivation Monday. So let's hear it -- what are you wanting to work on this ... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:43:49 EST Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62807684 Hey guys! TGIF!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/974ce7c3-f66f-49c1-bc3c-5cdb69d52500.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, we made it! Friday is here! Happy Dance <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> yessssssssssss! <BR> <BR> Okay, it is that time once again -- only we're here at <em>68</em> Fitness Friday <em>68</em> what is on tabs for you today for movement? Remember, it doesn't have to be a sweat fest to be effective, sometimes just movi... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:42:39 EST Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62800294 Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, we've made it to pre-Friday! I hope that everyone has had a good week so far <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Today is Thankful Thursday so let's hear it -- what are you feeling thankful for this morning? Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:10:32 EST Triumphant Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62784120 Gooooooooood morning all! Wow -- we survived Monday! We made it! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good start to the week <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Today I have deemed Triumphant Tuesday -- what have you been successful at lately? What is something that you have conquered or worked hard at? Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:50:30 EST Motivation Monday 10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62775628 Good morning everyone! Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc6af8c8-ae2e-464e-9736-d8ad533fb70e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has had a good weekend and you're ready for another Monday at hand! <BR> <BR> But it is that time once again... Motivational Monday! <BR> <BR> Do you have any goals you would like to tackle this week? Any plans? What do you have on tabs for this week to help you get one step closer to your goal? Mon, 19 Oct 2015 08:03:43 EST Question of the Day 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62753524 Good morning guys! TGIF! Can we get a collective woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Okay guys today is Fitness Friday - so what are your goals? What's in tabs for today - how will you be moving your body? Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:40:11 EST Question of the Day 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62746210 Good morning everyone!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e02b4df8-d4b7-447b-8bcd-3fe8918587c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is that time again, Thankful Thursday. But for today -- I want you to think about something about your body that you're thankful for. Your legs for getting you from point a to point b, your arms for lifting kids... just something about your body that you feel gratitude for!! Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:45:00 EST Question of the Day 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62729705 Good morning everyone!! We made it!! We survived Monday! Woo hoooooooooo!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again -- it is time for Toot Your Own Horn Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8028ff11-db82-4545-960d-aaa049fa6f85.png"> <BR> <BR> So let's hear it -- but the only caveat, you have to toot your own horn on what you're doing well at for YOU! Tue, 13 Oct 2015 07:51:29 EST Question of the Day 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62721412 Good morning all! Happy Monday!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9e16da8-f723-4251-b93c-9d8c8b80fde9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are back here with Motivation Monday -- so it is that time! What are your goals for the week ahead? What are you going to do to work for them? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a great day!! Mon, 12 Oct 2015 07:45:01 EST Question of the Day 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62691418 Heeeeey guys! Good morning!! Happy PRE-FRIDAY to you all!! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1960606-4c65-4ec7-8c53-77ca95016a45.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay so we've once again arrived to Thankful Thursday -- so for today's thankfulness, I want everyone to say what you're most thankful about YOURSELF today <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Oh and have a fantastic pre-Friday ya'll! Thu, 8 Oct 2015 07:52:46 EST Question of the Day 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62673774 Good morning everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Whew -- we made it past Monday! Count it a success! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> But it is that time once again -- time for <em>215</em> Toot Your Own Horn Tuesday <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> What have you been working on, doing well at, succeeding on, overcoming? Let's hear it -- tood your own horn!! Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:19:44 EST Question of the Day 10/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62665424 Good morning all!! Happy Monday!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d84f7303-e6b2-4874-b12a-35d2e7befa57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone had an excellent weekend and you're ready to start fresh with a fresh week and a fresh day <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Here we are, once again, back at Making Goals Monday -- what are your's for the week? Think hard on what you hope to accomplish for the week ahead. Monday is always a good day to take some time to breathe so... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:50:09 EST Question of the Day 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62632821 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da0e5c79-0b40-4747-bc55-f5a97cc33368.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey there team! Welcome to October!! <em>431</em> Welcome to the season of pumpkin EVERYTHING!! <em>147</em> Sweaters are going to be making their appearances soon (if they haven't already) and the leaves will start changing!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's week is off to a good start so far. But since today is October 1st it is a good day to evaluate your goals. What do you hope t... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 07:33:22 EST Question of the Day 9/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62616056 Good morning all! Today is a VERY important day!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b68c17fb-e919-4847-b12f-601f7a58f372.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Of course this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0cb3c721-7bc1-4d54-98b2-f9aeedb0c177.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3c29dfe-2ce5-4d7e-8fd5-cf3e56b50f12.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay that is out of my system now <em>211</em> will you be celebrating? ... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:45:45 EST Question of the Day 9/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62607092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab77b571-f8df-41f1-a42f-bbfe5e45e96e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- yet another weekend has come and gone. Did anyone get the opportunity to watch the super/blood moon/eclipse last night? It was pretty cool!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again, gang -- I hope that you've been thinking about your goals for this week because once again it is..... <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Motivation Monday <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> What goals do you... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:30:20 EST Question of the Day 9/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62583876 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59da63e4-bbb3-4947-b676-c96012a7876b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goooooooooood morning everyone! We've made it to Friday! <em>198</em> I hope that everyone has had a great week and you're ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For <em>68</em> Fitness Friday <em>68</em> today -- what's on tabs for your exercise today? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a great weekend!... Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:14:12 EST Question of the Day 9/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62576558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7cd01b3b-8ec6-4622-a116-bd5e9034d385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Welcome to your pre-Friday -- I hope this week is going well for you guys!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Thankful Thursday -- what are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:07:56 EST Question of the Day 9/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62559092 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Question of the Day <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! If you're reading this you successfully survived Monday!! <em>244</em> <em>211</em> I hope that everyone's week is off to a successful start and you're ready to keep moving forward!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again............................ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It is time to <em... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:58:10 EST Question of the Day 9/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62550248 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d561f2b9-0a0e-4e6c-b074-8190b8464e65.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday, guys! I hope everyone had a good weekend! Are you ready for Monday??? <BR> <BR> It is that time once again...... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Motivation Monday -- what are your goals for the week? Post 'em here! <BR> <BR> Have a great day guys!! Make it awesome! Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:16:12 EST Question of the Day 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62520480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b403d40c-ad5d-495d-a830-f0c5a20fb93e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Welcome to you pre-Friday!! <em>198</em> I hope your week has been going well! <BR> <BR> Tis that time once again -- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> We've once again reached Thankful Thursday -- let's hear it... what are YOU thankful for today? Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:50:43 EST Question of the Day 9/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62511866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/974a911c-7f4d-49a6-9f53-0c785c3f8290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!!! Welcome to Wednesday (HUMP DAAAAAAAAY!!) We're officially halfway through the week -- I hope it is going well for everyone! I'd also like to take a chance to welcome three new members to the team!! Welcome to Shababy14, Chell1973 and Ladyandrea2012!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> It is yet that time once again.......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38<... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:51:10 EST Stop Letting Fear Hold You Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x62507865 This one from Nia Shanks really speaks to me on a personal level right now. I am working to realize that there is a comfort zone and there are times that action needs to be taken to step outside of that. I don't know, I thought I would share. Maybe someone can relate.... <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/stop-letting-fear-<BR>hold-you-back/ </link> <BR> <BR> "When was the last time you let fear hold you back from doing something you really wanted to do? Or are you even aware of when ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:28:12 EST Question of the Day 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62503727 Good morning everyone!!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, everyone survived Monday -- let's all give ourselves a big ol pat on the back!! Sometimes that is no small undertaking!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again, guys!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> We're back to <em>215</em> Toot Your Own Horn Tuesday <em>215</em> so let's hear it! Today is your day to look at all the w... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 07:58:49 EST Question of the Day 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62495109 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/545ee901-85eb-4147-abcd-641d59be34e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gooooooooooooood Morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to a new week everyone!! <em>244</em> I hope that everyone had an awesome weekend you're well rested and ready for another week because, believe it or not... it's here!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again............................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day ... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:56:59 EST Question of the Day 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62472940 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96dab6d1-ad8b-42b8-9243-db6ecb7f72d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it to Friday! Woo hoo! I hope that this week has been good for you and that you're ready for the weekend ahead! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Today is <em>68</em> Fitness Friday <em>68</em> what do you have on tabs for your form of movement today? <BR> <BR>... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:17:29 EST Question of the Day 9/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62465270 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25046b5c-a0cb-4087-bfa5-be7dbb0a6606.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We've arrived at pre-Friday -- one more day, guys! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Thankful Thursday -- what are you feeling thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Have a great day guys!! Make it awesome!! Thu, 10 Sep 2015 07:44:54 EST Question of the Day 9/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62448462 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/feec430f-25a9-4aa7-a4a1-2f6e70e3caa9.png"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome back, Tuesday! I hope that everyone had a good long-ish weekend. Back to the grind today, huh? <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> We're back to <em>215</em> Toot your own horn Tuesday -- let's hear it, what are some NSV's, things you're doing well at, etc. It can be ANYTHING -- getting enough sleep, making your step ... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 07:27:22 EST Question of the Day 9/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62440460 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d95fa84d-35d6-46e2-9bd6-c3cfcbba2e71.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, Monday already, huh? I Hope the weekend was good (for some is still continuing with an extra day off <em>211</em> ) I figured I would come in and post a question for you all since it is Monday............ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:22:53 EST The NEW Definition of Fitness (or just another stu http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x62422158 Oh Nia, I just love her. This article really hit home for me. There is always so much struggle for finding the RIGHT way to eat and exercise. I think this article embodies so much! I highly recommend taking a moment to read: <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/redefine-fitness/ </link> <BR> <BR> "The NEW Definition of Fitness (or Just Another Stupid Fitness Article But You Should Read It Anyway) <BR> <BR> be MOREFitness is expressed visually. It’s something you can see. <BR> <BR> Af... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:18:21 EST Question of the Day 9/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62418531 Good morning everyone!! We made it -- TGIF!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c517f6f-2644-488e-8f34-8eab0ee64e35.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that this week has been good for you guys. Anyone have any fun plans for the longer weekend? <BR> <BR> It is that time once again guys -- last one for this week........... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Today is Fitness Friday -- <em>68</em> what are you... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 07:49:19 EST Question of the Day 9/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62410787 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/04fd2244-6c97-4ea5-9396-ab018e1ae8e8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Heeeeey there guys! Good morning to you all! I am so sorry I didn't post a question yesterday. Things got pretty crazy yesterday <em>198</em> So I am here today for your question..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Here we are at Thankful Thursday!! What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a gre... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 07:54:04 EST Countdown to Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x62392487 Fall is on it's way!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> <BR> Today is September 1st! Summer is on it's way out and fall will be settling in -- cooler nights, cooler days, bright colors, crisp leaves, pumpkin everything <em>147</em> ..... The first day of Fall is September 23rd. It has been said it takes about 21 days to seal a habit so I think this might be a g... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:58:57 EST Question of the Day 9/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62392339 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51d58ead-46e5-4200-8553-1d4c809e9673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Monday is history -- the rest of the week is waiting! I hope that everyone has had a great start. Today is the start of yet another month and we're officially on the downward slide of 2015. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again guys ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 07:41:11 EST Question of the Day 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62383176 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1668d067-1cd2-45aa-b817-40c1b21dd62d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Welcome back to Monday! I hope that everyone's weekend was awesome!! <BR> <BR> Tis that time once again guys so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For this *Making Goals Monday*, since it is the end of yet another month, now is a good time to loo... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:12:34 EST Question of the Day 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62360641 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e76c5b79-0a67-4c9b-837b-88dc5da42301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> .........aaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnndddddd we made it! WOO HOO!!!!! Welcome to Friday!! TGIF, gang!! <BR> <BR> I am here for one more and then I'll let you guys enjoy your weekend..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So, obviously SparkPeople has made some pretty big changes. They're a lot different and a lot of people are u... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:59:34 EST Question of the Day 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62353228 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Yay -- we're almost there!! Today is pre-Friday!!! This week has gone fast! I hope it's been a good one for you guys!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again............ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It is Thankful Thursday so let's hear it -- what are you thankful for today??? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a great day!! Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:53:21 EST Question of the Day 8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62345127 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Wednesday -- Hump Day (woop woop!)! Getting ready to sliiiiiiiiide on into the weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Today is is officially <em>244</em> Woo Hoo Wednesday <em>244</em> what are you feeling GREAT about today? Anything! Let us know! <BR> <BR> Have a great one, guys!! <em>334</em> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:53:41 EST Question of the Day 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62336279 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1724ecf-4bf4-4d14-b0bd-f4869fadf97f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, Monday is behind us and the rest of the week looms ahead -- I hope everyone's week is off to a great start <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again, guys........... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:40:58 EST Challenge -- Finish August Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x62328201 Soooooo, August is almost done. We have exactly one week until the last day of August. Why not work to make it so we finish the month strong? <em>85</em> We start the month out by making goals and they tend to fizzle out by the end of the month -- let's work to make August end out on a positive note <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Think back to the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the month -- how are you doing with them now? Do you need to re-evaluate them? Re-energize the... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:31:20 EST Question of the Day 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62327664 <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16edd1e8-abc9-400f-a436-62830ef97c3d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yet another weekend has come and gone -- I hope it was a good one for everyone and you're here and ready for yet another Monday! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It is *Making Goals Monday* so I am curious, what are your plans ... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:15:15 EST Question of the Day 8/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62306173 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa26b40a-7829-4efd-a1a8-94f58eff3a34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, guys -- we made it! TGIF!! Woop woop! I hope that everyone has had a good week this week!! <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't get a question out yesterday, things got crazy quick <em>40</em> so I am here today for a question before the weekend!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, nothing too crazy, but what are... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:12:49 EST Question of the Day 8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62290343 <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Wednesday -- or HUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMP DAY!! Woop, woop!! <BR> <BR> We're making our way through the week and I hope it is going well for everyone!! <BR> It is that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, noting too crazy, what are you doing for exercise today? How will you move your body? <BR... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:47:40 EST Question of the Day 8/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62282576 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e1df883-771b-45ba-9320-b64d04ae71be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone -- I am officially caffeinated so I thought I best swing in and drop a question off to you guys.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I asked about what you were going to do to work toward your goal by picking something that you focus on for yesterday -- how did it go? Also, when framing you... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 09:05:39 EST Question of the Day 8/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62273923 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/074dcfa1-63b8-4532-b54a-c5dc30a58dd9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Happy Monday to you all!! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and you're ready for the week ahead!! <BR> <BR> I am back -- it is that time once again!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> We all have goals. We all have things that we want to accomplish and we tend to look out at the big pictur... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:07:40 EST Question of the Day 8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62251834 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1163e3e7-f47e-45f2-9f7c-57f67cfb17d6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WE MADE IT!!!!!!!! TGIF guys!! Happy Friday to you all!!! <em>334</em> I hope that everyone had a good week and you're ready for the weekend? Any fun plans? <BR> <BR> It is that time guys -- I hope you're ready for it! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's talk about how we talk to ourselves. How are yo... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 08:34:49 EST Question of the Day 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62244182 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61a0d247-27e7-41d5-80ef-a8309ae0a16c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- welcome to your pre-Friday! Woo hooooooooooooooo!!! We've almost made it -- one more day and we'll be there!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today's question, how are you doing with the non-diet/fitness aspects of your life that help to create balance -- sleep, stress, self care? How are you do... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:01:47 EST Question of the Day 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62236744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f143efcb-8ed3-4027-8368-6bc0428dac85.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning team!! Happy Wednesday (HUUUUUUMP DAY!!) We're halfway through the week getting ready to slide into the weekend!! Yeah! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am a big fan of Nia Shanks and her Lift Like a Girl page. I started following her a couple of years ago and agree with the majority of the stuff she put... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:59:23 EST Question of the Day 8/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62228354 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25b1ff46-2b52-48fc-bb8c-0b99320a4047.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Whew -- I hope everyone survived Monday <em>198</em> it was hit and miss for me yesterday, put I pulled through! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Summer is winding down -- I say this because I am going to register my kids today. It is the beginning of the end for summer for us and that seems t... Tue, 11 Aug 2015 08:25:50 EST Question of the Day 8/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62219760 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a4d5657-925c-487b-9734-ad31aed06176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- Happy Monday to you! <em>41</em> I hope that everyone had a great weekend! Can you believe we're already 10 days into August -- summer is going to be over before we know it!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How do you do with listening to your body's signals with regards to hunger and fullness? ... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:39:30 EST Forming 3 simple self discipline habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62217013 I don't think anyone should try to be disciplined every moment, but at the end of the day we should be able to say that we had a constructive day. Even at the end of vacation days, one should have pride in the memories of joyful moments one formed during the day even if it is merely a good feeling of being refreshed and ready for the next day. Many of us rush through the day from one task to the other without any thought of what lasting memories they are constructing for themselves. What a f... Sun, 9 Aug 2015 21:50:59 EST Question of the Day 8/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62196436 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9fd3facb-a2e7-4443-93f5-22147bb9c923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WE MADE IT!!!!!!!! Happy T*G*I*F!!!! Happy Dance time! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So today, let's kick the weekend off with some positive thoughts. This sometimes can be difficult but we haven't done it in a while so I thought it was time. What I w... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 08:15:56 EST Question of the Day 8/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62188880 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c6002f22-73d0-4383-a6e1-5bb02f17a648.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning, friends! Welcome to pre-Friday! Woo hoo we're down to t-minus 2 days until the weekend! Woooo hooooo!! <BR> <BR> I guess 'tis that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you collect anything? What is it? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, enjoy your pre-Friday and have a great day!! Thu, 6 Aug 2015 08:27:15 EST Question of the Day 8/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62180417 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99c44f1e-7642-4ad4-b145-329922dcf52e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! We've made it to Wednesday soooo Happy Hump Day!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone is have a stellar week! <BR> <BR> It is that time guys.............. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I asked you about challenges and what is currently your biggest challenge -- today I ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 07:50:20 EST Because Life is Too Short to Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x62172413 A short but sweet one from Nia Shanks -- I thought it was a good read, though!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/life-is-too-short-<BR>to-diet/ </link> <BR> <BR> "Let’s clarify something first. By saying, “Life is too short to diet” I’m not suggesting people eat whatever they want with complete disregard to health. This is not one of those “You’re going to die somehow so you might as well do what you want” articles where that statement is used as justification for doing anything they p... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:12:30 EST Question of the Day 8/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62172312 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a8279e1-65ab-4237-a5b0-37b69d1db494.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone and a very Happy Tuesday to you all!! I hope that everyone's week is off to a good start!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today's question -- currently, what is your biggest challenge and how are you working to overcome that challenge? Tue, 4 Aug 2015 07:57:17 EST Question of the Day 8/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62162846 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a628dd96-063c-4cd2-9d63-3a79aab22a62.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Happy Monday (no boo's!! <em>211</em> ) Hard to believe yet another weekend has come and gone. But as you all know, it is that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Our local farmer's market started up this last weekend (we have a very short grow season here in WY) and will exten... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:52:47 EST Question of the Day 7/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62139855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e371073-e8a1-4cb6-986b-17f19cf2c204.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! TGIF!!! Welcome to your Friday! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone have any fun plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> It is that time once again....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, do you track your nutrition? Do you use an online tracker like SparkPeople, My Fitness Pa... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:27:49 EST Question of the Day 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62132179 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66e4cdbf-570e-4a54-a210-7f5c39f1100c.png"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Welcome to your pre-Friday!! <em>334</em> Hard to believe July is almost over and the end of summer is within reach... <BR> <BR> Tis that time once again.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's do an NSV party -- share any (((and all))) NSV's you are celebrating at the moment!! <B... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:02:22 EST Question of the Day 7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62123501 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37ee1a6d-791c-44ac-85d0-5cfebbb2ac9f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Sorry about no question yesterday, it was my little guy's birthday and it was CrAzY trying to get things done!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> But I am back for today and ready to ask yet another question!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How do you handle sticking to your plan when your routine is i... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:55:48 EST Question of the Day 7/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62107980 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e638068e-6ec9-4143-b805-e85328f20cf8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! I'm baaack <em>334</em> I have missed all of you sooooo much! A big, huge thank you to Rachel for taking the reins and asking some questions while I was gone!! <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> It has been a nice break but I am so glad to be back!! <BR> <BR> But of course, you know why I am here ---- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:31:00 EST QOTD 7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62068482 Happy Hump Day Everyone! <BR> <BR> I miss Amber but that doesn't mean I stop tracking! Here is a QOTD for everyone: <BR> <BR> When completing a large task (like unpacking your house after a move, or cleaning house, or fixing your car....) do you tend to do it all at once or in small steps? How do you think this way of doing things ties with what you are working on to get healthy? <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Rachel Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:27:51 EST Not new to the team - but a whole new "ME!" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x62064064 <em>198</em> <em>9</em> <em>227</em> <em>204</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> I've been a member of this team for months now and paid lip service to the idea of Balance and Moderation - but never saw myself as I really was. My doctor asked me this week, "how much weight loss will be enough for you - how skinny do you need to be before you like yourself?" We talked for a long time. I went home and did some serious thinking - and then today, a friend posted a blog about self-a... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:34:56 EST QOTD 7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62030818 Hello team! Just because Amber is off the grid doesn't mean we can't talk to each other. So I may not have the cool images that Amber posts on these QOTDs but I can still ask questions! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> For today- <BR> Do you track exercise on your SparkPeople log? If so do you only count 'official' exercise- an exercise class, when you specifically go out for a run, etc. or do you also track 'non-official' exercise- cleaning the house, a walk around the office during a... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 09:44:30 EST July challenge week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x62020822 Here's our template for week 3! Make it count everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Here is the template for week 3 <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> Nutrition goal: <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> Fitness goal: <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> <BR> MISC: <BR> Misc goal: <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Fr... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 23:57:35 EST Question of the Day 7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62014350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d446cc4d-b318-416d-83a1-75c5744dea63.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Sorry for my lack of question yesterday -- it hit me only yesterday afternoon that I didn't get one posted. Wow.... only me <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am here today, so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I am wondering how all of your non-diet related things... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:59:06 EST Question of the Day 7/14 -- ooooops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x62009736 Hey guys I am so sorry I didn't post one this morning. So I am getting at this late. No question for today -- just one request. Make today a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:33:31 EST Question of the Day 7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61997037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ab68472-1a70-495d-a191-555652d05b4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! <em>41</em> Monday is back -- I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cb8f856-0760-4aab-80a6-b2130b7afd9d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a restful weekend and you're ready to move on with another week!! <BR> <BR> I am baaaack! It is that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the ... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:06:24 EST Question of the Day 7/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61973717 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be6a368a-cfea-4273-9f23-e5b4cc1c9c07.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone and a big, HUGE TGIF to you all!! Happy Dance Time <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that this week has been good to everyone and you're ready for the weekend!! <BR> <BR> I s'pose it is that time once again............. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:59:20 EST Question of the Day 7/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61966033 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6cf0fed-1ba4-4da1-8d8f-9ceb5cbd02b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Welcome to your pre-FRiday! We've *almost* made it through the week! I hope everyone is having a good week so far..... <BR> <BR> It is that time once again... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Today, take some time to toot your own horn -- what are you feeling good about today? <BR> <BR> Hey guys... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:46:18 EST July Back to Basics Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61958167 Here is the template for week 2 <BR> <BR> TEMPLATE -- Week 1 <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> Nutrition goal: <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> Fitness goal: <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> Monday - <BR> Tuesday - <BR> <BR> MISC: <BR> Misc goal: <BR> Wednesday - <BR> Thursday - <BR> Friday - <BR> Saturday - <BR> Sunday - <BR> M... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 09:54:22 EST Question of the day 7/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61957077 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ea4697fc-c6a5-4e30-af4f-75b868d99096.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all, so sorry I didn't post a question yesterday.... I kind of got busy in the morning and forgot to come in to post it... oops! Summer vacation is sucking my brain, I think lol!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am here today so I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is on tabs for you today for exer... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:39:58 EST Damage Control - What to do when you overindulge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x61948373 Ah this article is epic! I thought that I would share this with you guys because I think at some point we've all had this type of thought. <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/damage-control-whe<BR>n-you-over-indulge/ </link> <BR> <BR> Damage Control – What to do When You Over Indulge <BR> <BR> We’ve all been there – that time when we ate too much and ended up uncomfortably full or we consumed more sweets than we intended at a party. A reader emailed me a few weeks ago about a similar sc... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:56:30 EST How to Use Habits for Weight Loss (Without Countin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x61938965 Hey guys, Sean Flanagan sent this email out over the weekend and I thought it was a great one! <BR> <BR> <link>www.seanflanaganfitness.com/blog/hab<BR>its-for-weight-loss-without-counting-c<BR>alories/ </link> <BR> I thought that there were a lot of really great ideas in this as I am not a huge believer in counting calories personally so I look for other resources for how to work on things without having to go crazy over the numbers. <BR> <BR> Just a side note, Sean runs a Habit Proje... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:01:12 EST Question of the Day 7/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61938812 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/739a72ba-c4f8-4b82-8077-984fb699dd89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> aaaaaaaaaand Monday is back..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3fd08f3-fc7b-4739-94f0-a51c1283de40.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone had a great weekend, a happy 4th celebration and you're ready to welcome a new week! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Alright guys, we made it through the h... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 08:53:22 EST Question of the Day 7/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61915624 Good morning all! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f54dd09-09f0-4365-9732-72378940a5bc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ^^ a day early, but hey! <BR> <BR> TGIF to you all! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time guys -- I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> With summer in full swing and BBQ's and such abound -- food, alcohol and the like -- do you stress out when it comes time t... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 08:33:37 EST July Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61908706 Here is a place to chat about this 'n that. Challenge stuff or otherwise! <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing??? Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:00:48 EST Question of the Day 7/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61906535 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfb8f460-b26a-4f26-8e24-3e88878e5e59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- happy Pre-Friday to you all!! I hope that this week has been good to you and you're ready for a weekend of fun and celebration!! <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again............ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For your question today, let's do a NSV party -- what NSV's have you had ... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:40:33 EST Question of the Day July 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61897055 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f907abf-13fe-41ba-be8e-d09cd2edacd8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- Happy July 1st!! The first half of 2015 is nothing but history and now on to the second half! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone is having a good week! But as you all know, it is that time once again! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, we haven't done a *We're Awesome* post in ... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 08:26:57 EST Back to Basics Challenge -- Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61889653 Please see below for the template for the July Challenge <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Here is what you do -- copy the below template and click reply, in your reply paste the template in and then daily EDIT your template with some way to acknowledge whether or not you completed your goal You can use things like a <em>248</em> or a <em>41</em> or simply type a yes/y. Same for not meeting your goal on that day. It is for YOU <em>41</em> so find some way that you'd like to keep track!! ... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:59:18 EST Get Back to Basics in July -- CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61889609 Hey all -- it has been awhile since I posted a challenge in here and I thought that maybe July might be a good time to start. We're halfway though the year and now might be a good time to think about your goals -- what do you hope to accomplish in the second half of 2015? What have you accomplished thus far that you can keep working on? This is the time of year that we tend to get bombarded with promises of "quick fixes" in working to pursue a life of balance and moderation, working to off... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:53:01 EST Question of the Day 6/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61887691 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23c0e6ec-f0f1-4b51-87a5-49f562d6df33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Well, yesterday was most certainly a Monday.... moving on, at least it is in the past, right? <BR> <BR> I am here with that ever ongoing question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> As we stand, today is the last day of June and tomorrow begins the last half of 2015... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:59:26 EST SparkPeople Survey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61878459 Hey all, SparkPeople put out a survey and wants some feedback. It takes a few minutes, but here is your opportunity to share your thoughts on the changes that they've made and chances that YOU would like to see!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.surveymonkey.com/survey-taken/?s<BR>m=sKUjmQkeaFwaHH723kLpvqrH77xRaBNXDDik<BR>UozbbjZaQpZxmBTaC3kYdD3jk5TcFhhlMfxGaz<BR>1t7KAvVPs3gA_3D_3D </link> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:42:43 EST Question of the Day 6/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61877927 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f46a2c0-cb99-444f-b020-3d0d7f4c33be.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone and happy Monday to you all!! <em>41</em> I hope that everyone's weekend was great! Monday is now back -- any plans for the week ahead? <BR> <BR> It is that time once again!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> For today, what is your plan for exercise? Do you plan your workouts in advance or do you fly by the seat of your pants? <em>38</em> <em>3... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 07:46:49 EST Question of the Day 6/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61854215 It's Friday, guys!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d349b66b-e81a-4ca1-b5d0-776e09a27af8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy dance optional, but highly encouraged <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that this week has been good to you and the weekend will be even better!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again guys............... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <B... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:00:34 EST Question of the Day 6/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61845746 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12eca989-8015-46f8-bcc2-8db25c36c05d.png"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- it is officially pre-Friday!! <em>244</em> I hope everyone's week has been good! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, we live in a world of constant on-the-go. Do you embrace the chaos or do you wish for a more simplistic way of life? What do you do to help yourself stay on top of the chaos... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 07:39:57 EST Question of the Day 6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61837435 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d86c634a-ad99-4404-88be-501328ad287c.gif"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all -- HUMP DAY!! I hope everyone is having a good week so far -- hang on, we're half way to the weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Here is another suggestion by Rachel (thanks again, girl!) -- what do you do consistently on SparkPeople? Blogging? Tracking food/exercise? Commenting on blogs? Postin... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:07:58 EST Question of the Day 6/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61828879 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb88dc95-1fe8-410b-85d2-4ea2aae9e1b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Another day is up on us -- BRING IT ON!! I hope that everyone's week is off to a great start! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again, guys -- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I got this QOTD idea from Rachel (ICOME1ST) so a HUGE thank you to her for the suggestion! BTW, anyone who has any ideas o... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 07:56:48 EST Question of the Day 6/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61820323 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5474656-c8b4-4751-8409-db2ae5d8e29e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ^^haha! Good morning all! Welcome to yet another Monday -- a chance to start the week off fresh and using a clear mind. <em>41</em> I hope that everyone had a great weekend and a nice Father's Day! <BR> <BR> Happy 'officially' Summer! <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time again............. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:01:05 EST Question of the Day 6/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61797333 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6aed050e-210c-4d9f-8585-6cb8b80ede3a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all!! TGIF!! Sorry I didn't post yesterday -- things got crazy early for me! Sheesh -- I think I am ready for a break from summer break, lol!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, it is that time guys so I hope you're ready.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is something that you're doing (physical, mental, emotional, etc... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:38:48 EST Question of the Day 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61781183 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54004d49-8d08-4470-8267-c1337553ffe5.gif"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Wednesday! <em>224</em> Mid-week and I hope that everyone's week is going along well!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, how do you structure your goals? Do you set both long term and short term goals? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a great day!! Enjoy your Wednesday!! Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:27:38 EST How Goals and Good Intentions Can Hold Us Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61778638 Very interesting read -- so much of what we talk about in here... enjoy the process. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <BR> <link>99u.com/articles/7198/how-goals-and-<BR>good-intentions-can-hold-us-back </link> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:58:59 EST Everyone is beautiful- the yoga version http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61773514 Another yoga article talking about our wonderful bodies. I love this one- I just bought a new pretty yoga bra. I look forward to showing it off and reminding myself I am beautiful. <BR> <link>www.mindbodygreen.com/0-20251/10-rea<BR>sons-i-take-off-my-shirt-in-yoga-class<BR>.html </link> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:00:04 EST Question of the Day 6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61772104 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31c86039-6045-462a-a309-d9255d349b5e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Tuesday! Whew -- Monday is in the history books! <em>198</em> But I hope that everyone's week is off to a good start! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you feel like your eating habits and exercise habits are sustainable? What I mean by that is in the pursuit for healthier habits and pos... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:57:04 EST Question of the Day 6/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61763288 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dfa7ea9f-f98c-485b-9eaf-fcc0ae3f6d1b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday is here. Why is it the weekends always go SO FAST?! Sheesh, guys! Anyway, welcome to a new week -- I really hope that everyone had a great weekend -- had some fun and got outside for a bit! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Right now, what are you focused on and working on? Where are your goals at at the moment? ... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:57:10 EST Question of the Day 6/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61739208 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a7bee80-4cc6-4ba3-a656-57a280b36f5c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ....and lots of coffee!! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning all and TGIF!! We made it to Friday guys!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time again....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's do some NSV's (non-scale victories) today -- what do you have? Name 'em all!! <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have ... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:07:28 EST Question of the Day 6/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61731517 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31e21571-0cec-44b1-a938-27aa983bfaf8.gif"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Happy pre-Friday to everyone!! I hope that everyone is having a good week <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time guys, time for the question..................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, with social media being such a big part of everything, are you "plugged" into things like... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:57:59 EST Question of the Day 6/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61713435 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a29d8b5b-8ead-455a-b170-52487a12c09b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! We managed to make it through another Monday -- high fives all around <em>211</em> Now onto Tuesday and the rest of the week! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, how are you going to focus on being good to you today? What are you going to do to make YOU a priority today? <BR> <BR> Hey g... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 08:07:29 EST Yoga for everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x61704833 I have recently returned to yoga. I am just dabbling and I find that in my life's current chaotic state yoga can be very calming. Viewing the other younger more flexible students in the room I must choose to focus my thoughts on my own flexibility and growth. This article is a helpful reminder that yoga is for everyone (as are all exercise routines). <BR> <BR> <link>www.doyouyoga.com/why-jessamyn-stanl<BR>ey-is-winning-at-curvyyoga-66882/ </link> Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:20:38 EST Question of the Day 6/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61703986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2818c5f-3bc9-4e36-ad26-d1c17bc2c1f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good *Monday* morning all! <em>41</em> I hope that everyone has had a good weekend! Monday is baaaaaack so I hope that you're ready!! <BR> <BR> But you all know how this goes, it is that time once again -- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, what are you planning to do to move your body today? Anything fun... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 08:08:25 EST ***** My goal today is ________ ________ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61686292 hope it is okay to start a NEW topic.... <BR> <BR> you can stop by here daily or whenever you can to post your GOAL for the day, yeh!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f77f4e5b-6223-423b-af80-bcb4442afd5f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> lets DO this! Sat, 6 Jun 2015 00:05:33 EST Question of the Day 6/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61680120 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/209d1ce3-6f89-4634-8012-93d7461af0ca.gif"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Happy Friday!! <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a great week -- any fun plans for the weekend? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are you thankful for today? <BR> <BR> Hey guys have a great day and weekend!! I'll be back with more qotd's... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:48:35 EST Question of the Day 6/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61670380 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a49adac-c9a9-4436-8788-d35f6fc64b99.gif"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Welcome to you pre-Friday!! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't get in here yesterday to post -- crazy day yesterday was!! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Buuuuuuuut, without further ado, it is that time -- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you currently feel like you're struggling with anythi... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 07:46:39 EST Question of the Day 6/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61652214 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1f448ad-915b-42c3-ab51-ae8a28e1ee61.gif"> <BR> <BR> Good morning my friends! Well both the week and June are in full swing! I hope everyone is having a good week so far! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time again.................. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay without thinking, list 3 things that you like about yourself. <BR> <BR> ........and GO! <BR> <B... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 07:32:22 EST Question of the Day 6/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61641521 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy June 1st!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46a1af30-5017-4e86-9318-a090f9703b2e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a great weekend! Welcome to June!! <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again you guys! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay for today, let... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:41:33 EST Question of the Day 5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61607100 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, this week is going so fast! We're officially celebrating our pre-Friday! Woot! I hope that everyone is having a good week so far <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22025feb-ddaa-41fa-8395-6bca77ba0020.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again guys.......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> ... Thu, 28 May 2015 08:08:37 EST Question of the Day 5/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61597911 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Hey guys! Good morning!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to HUUUUUUUMP DAAAAAAAY!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4758eeb-2827-4e43-91a7-5ed5d7ded40d.gif"> <BR> <BR> Monday and Tuesday are under our belts and the week is movin' on! Woo Hoo! I hope everyone is having a good one!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, since it is Wedn... Wed, 27 May 2015 07:51:45 EST Exercise is more than a pretty body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x61595743 Hey guys I read this and thought it was fitting to the group... <BR> <BR> <link>strongbrees.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/<BR>exercise-is-about-more-than-pretty-bod<BR>y.html </link> <BR> <BR> Exercise Is About More Than A Pretty Body <BR> My husband was out for the night and I always have trouble sleeping when he’s gone. It was approaching 12am, well past my regular bedtime of 10pm, when I caught myself mesmerized by an infomercial for a fitness program. <BR> <BR> <BR> With highly ener... Tue, 26 May 2015 22:45:19 EST Satiety Journaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x61592975 I just read this and thought that some of you guys might be interested. Calorie tracking is DEFINITELY not for everyone. I am doing it now, but I don't plan on making it the end all be all for how I eat. In fact, I plan on backing off after summer is over and going back to a more intuitive approach to eating. <BR> <BR> Sean Flanagan runs a Habit Project group along with Amber Rogers (Go Kaleo) that has been a wildly popular group (too expensive for what I can afford) but from what I und... Tue, 26 May 2015 15:56:10 EST Question of the Day 5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61589232 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, welcome to Tuesday. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend -- anything fun going on? <BR> <BR> It is that time, guys -- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we talked about what our main goals are -- today I am wondering what your game plan is to reach your goals? What are you focused on primarily to help you reac... Tue, 26 May 2015 08:50:20 EST Question of the Day 5/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61580329 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe7fd447-401f-490a-97bc-9d0860e3849f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning team! Happy Monday and more importantly, Happy Memorial Day <em>652</em> Wow, I hope everyone is having a good weekend -- any fun plans for today? Does everyone have a nice 3 day weekend? <BR> <BR> Well gang, it is that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Currently, what are the main g... Mon, 25 May 2015 08:58:11 EST Question of the Day 5/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61548014 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, this week has been NUTS! I've had a sick kiddo and there has been so much going on so I am sorry I've not been in to post much. I am here though and ready to bug you guys!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Looking back to the goals you set at the beginning of the year, how do you feel that you have done? Did you set goals (or... Thu, 21 May 2015 08:48:11 EST Question of the Day 5/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61531325 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good (almost) afternoon!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sheesh, sorry I am so late in posting today. This morning has been CRAZY around here, lol! Life is always eventful, right? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time guys, time for me to bug you with my daily question so here it goes........... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Let's talk body image. No groans! <em>211</... Tue, 19 May 2015 12:09:52 EST Question of the Day 5/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61519699 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome back to Monday! <em>20</em> I hope that everyone had a great weekend and you guys are ready for another week. Ready or not.... here it comes! <BR> <BR> So without further ado............ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, we're going to talk about our awesomeness -- so for today, what is making you awesome... Mon, 18 May 2015 08:41:36 EST Site you guys might like http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61519161 <link>www.aworkoutroutine.com/the-best-way<BR>-to-lose-weight-fast-and-keep-it-off/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is the most recent blog on a site that I really like. Thought you guys might also like it. <BR> <BR> The site seems to be geared to young people that want to get cut which is not really me. <BR> I do think that there are some special things to think as a person gets older and tries to stay fit, some of them physical and some of them due to lifestyle changes. <BR> <BR> As with eve... Mon, 18 May 2015 08:04:18 EST Question of the Day 5/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61494115 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Yeah! We made it to FRiday!! Woo HOOOOOOOOOOO!! Let's do a big ol team Happy Dance!! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> Whew -- what a week! <BR> <BR> Okay gang, it is that time once again!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today's question, let's talk some NSV's (non-scale victories). What NSV's ha... Fri, 15 May 2015 08:35:20 EST Question of the Day 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61485016 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday to everyone!! <em>334</em> Sorry I didn't post yesterday, I had a sick kiddo at home and I lost track of things yesterday morning -- oops!! <em>40</em> But here I am this morning -- ready for the question...... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's make it fun and show how you're feeling with a... Thu, 14 May 2015 07:48:34 EST Question of the Day 5/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61467442 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, we made it through Monday! Fist pumps all around! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Here I am once again with the daily question......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I speak in acronym and I am sorry... yesterday some questions were asked about NEAT so I will give a breakdown -- NEAT is basically what you do to keep active... Tue, 12 May 2015 08:47:46 EST Question of the Day 5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61457139 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, look at our little team GROW!! <em>334</em> We're growing, guys!! <em>104</em> It is so fantastic to see so many new faces on the team!! <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope everyone had a great weekend and you're ready for the week ahead. <BR> <BR> Well gang, it is that time once again............... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:44:40 EST Question of the Day 5/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61433404 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> I Hope that everyone has had a good week this week! The weekend is upon us once again <em>41</em> but as you all know, it is that time once again......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For the question today (and for the weekend) what will you be doing to take care of YOU ove... Fri, 8 May 2015 08:10:42 EST Question of the Day 5/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61424512 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, we made it over the hump and officially have arrived to pre-Friday!! The coffee is flowing and I am getting ready for the day -- I hope that everyone's week is going well <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Guess it is that time once again.......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you track your nutrition? Do you have another ... Thu, 7 May 2015 08:36:53 EST Question of the Day5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61415715 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l803540030.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ugh sorry guys I didn't post yesterday -- my life is mayhem at the moment <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am here today and ready to post your daily question!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, when you are working on creating goals for yourself, do you focus on "big picture" (or long term) goals or do you focus more on the short ... Wed, 6 May 2015 09:31:14 EST Looking for Balance in my Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x61398227 Hi, my name is Sheila. I'm here because I know this place is the best place for support and motivation. I've been here before so I know the ropes. However, I never seem to complete my goals. So I'm here again to try and do this slowly and with balance. I always try to win the race against others or myself and it never works. I want to have fun, enjoy my food and get healthier by making small changes instead of big leaps. Hope to make some friends along the way. See you soon! Mon, 4 May 2015 11:34:41 EST Question of the Day 5/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61395990 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to a new week! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and you're ready to press on with a new day! <BR> <BR> Today is a very important day! Why, you ask? I am so glad you asked!! It is Star Wars Day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l635537990.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, now to move on to other things........ I s'po... Mon, 4 May 2015 07:54:56 EST moderation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61372874 Any advice for moderation Fri, 1 May 2015 12:12:16 EST moderation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x61372837 Hi. New on here and I was hoping somebody could give me some help with moderatio . Have a real problem with it Fri, 1 May 2015 12:08:50 EST Question of the Day 5/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61370026 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Yay! Double whammy today -- Happy May 1st *and* TGIF!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> On to the 5th month of the year -- hard to believe! Any special plans/goals for May? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, have a great May Day and Friday!! Have a fantastic weekend everyone!! Fri, 1 May 2015 08:01:22 EST Question of the Day 4/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61361023 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't post yesterday it ended up being one thing after another pretty much from the start. Ah, life with 4 kids is fun... and challenging <em>41</em> So here I am though, ready for the day (he he PRE-FRIDAY!!!!) <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, hard to believe as it is, today is the LAST DAY of April!! ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:51:14 EST Question of the Day 4/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61342168 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning, team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to Tuesday. If you're here and reading this, it means you survived Monday! <em>244</em> Sometimes not a small undertaking! <BR> <BR> It was so inspiring to read everyone's awesomeness yesterday! You guys are so fantastic! I love everyone on this team and the fact that you guys come in here daily and respond to the QOTD's. Thank you to you all for helping to make this team ... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:53:28 EST Question of the Day 4/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61332275 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a good weekend! Looks like Monday snuck back up on us.... whew -- not enough coffee to fill my demand today.... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Well gang, it is that time once again.......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's say something nice about ourselves today -- so for today, what is (((at leas... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:49:26 EST Question of the Day 4/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61307895 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l888104506.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We made it, guys!! TGIF!!! Happy dance time!! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again everyone!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So for the Friday question, I am wondering -- what are you doing today to take care of YOU? What are you doing that is so totally selfish (this *is* a ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:10:49 EST Question of the Day 4/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61298546 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76530656.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday to everyone!! I hope that everyone's week has been good. <BR> <BR> Here I am once again with your daily question....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are you all doing today to make space for yourself and feel good about being YOU??? <BR> <BR> Hey everyone, have a good day! Enjoy your Thursday!! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:57:09 EST Sex, Drugs and Milk Chocolate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x61296065 I thought I would share this article. I think it encompases what this team strives for!! Thoughts? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-margaret<BR>-leitch/why-fad-diets-dont-work_b_7069<BR>388.html </link> <BR> <BR> "'I hate chocolate' said no one, ever. <BR> <BR> Sex, drugs, and milk chocolate. Has it really come down to this? Can we place milk chocolate amongst some of the most pleasant (and elicit) substances and activities on the planet? <BR> <BR> You'll notice I've emph... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:07:59 EST Question of the Day 4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61289573 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your Wednesday! Huuuuuuuump Day!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again..................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, we talk a lot in here about creating small changes to help work toward lasting change. Focusing on the small puzzle pieces to help create a bigger picture. Have... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:34:23 EST Fitness Snowball http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x61289511 I so love this article by Sean Flannagan and thought I would share it with you guys. We talk so much about small, sustainable changes that create that forward momentum and I thought that this was a good one.... <BR> <BR> <link>gokaleo.com/2015/02/06/fitnesssnowba<BR>ll/ </link> <BR> <BR> "In this article, I’m going to talk about how lessons learned from paying off financial debt can be applied to reaching your health and fitness goals. <BR> <BR> Dave Ramsey is an author and speaker wh... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:29:22 EST Question of the Day 4/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61279915 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well, we survived Monday <em>198</em> I am hoping that this week is going well for everyone! <BR> <BR> I am here once again (dum dum dum!) for that time of day......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So, moderation is very individual and means different things for us differently. To someone who has food allergies, they have to ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:12:35 EST Question of the Day 4/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61270052 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, welcome back to Monday -- the weekend went FAST! I hope it was good for everyone, though!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Yep guys, it is that time once again -- <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay guys, it is Monday and my brain isn't quite awake yet so I am going to make today's question a bit simplistic, but for today, wha... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:55:18 EST Question of the Day 4/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61243289 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it, guys! TGIF!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good week this week and you're ready for the weekend ahead! <BR> <BR> It is that time again................ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, since it is Friday and the weekend is ahead, I am feeling pre... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:45:13 EST Tigger has joined the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x61236866 Hi. I'm Karen and I live in Mississauga, Ontario. I've been striving for balance for years and I think I have achieved it work-life balance but now I need to work on food-exercise. I believe in "all things in moderation" but sometimes the balance goes a little to far toward the sweets and I need to rein it in. I just had my metabolic rate measured this morning and it fell way too far with my weight loss (36 pounds so far). I need more protein and more exercise - and less chocolate and le... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:48:43 EST Question of the Day 4/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61234776 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, we've officially made it to pre-Friday!! <em>198</em> what a week it has been!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again guys.... I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today's question, when approaching a weight loss plan, quite often the focus becomes nutrition and exercise, but it really encompasses more --... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:25:50 EST Question of the Day 4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61225505 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your Wednesday question of the day!! <em>244</em> I hope your week has been going well so far. We've made it to mid week, now time to sliiiiiiiide on in to the weekend!! <BR> <BR> But without further ado....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It is easy to allow negativity to swirl about in our heads. Sometimes t... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:34:21 EST Question of the Day 4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61216437 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your post Monday! <em>334</em> We made it and I hope that your week is off to a fantastic start!! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again............. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I am feeling the need to express -- so let everyone know what you're feeling by showing an emoticon (just in case, the emot... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:28:05 EST Question of the Day 4/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61205172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726013762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Welcome back to Monday <em>334</em> I hope that everyone had a good weekend and you're ready to press on with a new week!! <BR> <BR> I am back with that time once again...... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I posted this over the weekend,but I thought it would make a good QOTD. I don't know if you've seen the new Do... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:47:22 EST Which Door Would You Choose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x61188315 Hey all, I am sure some of you have seen the new Dove promo, but I thought I would share it anyway (it isn't terribly long) <BR> <BR> <link>findingjoy.net/would-you-choose-to-c<BR>all-yourself-beautiful/ </link> <BR> <BR> Would you make your own door and take a completely different route like Go Kaleo? <BR> <BR> <link>gokaleo.com/2015/04/08/hey-dove-wher<BR>es-my-door/ </link> <BR> <BR> What would you choose? Which door would you create for yourself? Sat, 11 Apr 2015 09:00:50 EST Question of the Day 4/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61178436 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921727673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! TGIF!! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's week has been good and you're ready for the weekend. I know I am!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Well all, it is that time once again............ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am not sure if everyone saw this on SparkPeople yesterday or not, but we... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:07:55 EST Question of the Day 4/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61169134 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1369228324.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning all! Welcome to you pre-Friday!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> The time is once again here........... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Let's do some more of these -- we haven't done some 'getting to know you' stuff in awhile.... <BR> <BR> 1. Who is your hero? <BR> <BR> 2. If money was no object and you could do anything for one d... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 07:44:57 EST Question of the Day 4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61159749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2099199361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey there guys! Happy Wednesday (huuuuuump day!) <em>334</em> I am hoping that everyone's week is going along well and that you guys are enjoying yourselves this week! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again................ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Today feels like a good day to do some woo hoo's. For today, everyone needs to reach d... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 07:52:45 EST Question of the Day 4/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61149350 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2035760516.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone -- we managed yet another Monday, now on to Tuesday...... <BR> <BR> It is that time once again................ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, do you struggle with comparison? How do you work to combat this -- how do you turn your center focus back on yourself and quit focusing on/worrying about what others d... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 07:45:28 EST Question of the Day 4/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61139336 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929659401.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy day after Easter -- I hope that everyone had an egg-cellent holiday! <em>451</em> Did anyone do anything fun for the day? <BR> <BR> Well, since Monday is once again upon us -- it is that time once again...... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Spring is here -- warmer weather soon to follow slowly (for most anyway). Do you find that it i... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:04:02 EST Question of the Day 4/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61113058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1721516947.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We made it guys! We made it!! Happy TGIF to you all! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that this wee has been awesome for everyone and you're ready for the weekend!! <BR> <BR> It is that time again.............. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's shout out some NSV's today -- what NSV's (non scale victories) ... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:49:57 EST Question of the Day 4/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61103777 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13732963.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I assume everyone survived April Fool's Day?! <em>198</em> I got my kids -- all of them! It was awesome <em>334</em> but I know that one of these days I will get mine, so I best be prepared <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, it is that time once again...... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Right now, are you fighting for balance i... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:34:37 EST Question of the Day 4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61092881 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l391255890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Happy April Fool's Day!! Beware today... beware!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever been the victim of an April Fool's Day prank? Have you ever been the instigator? What was the best one you've ever been a part of (either on the giving or receivi... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:45:01 EST Question of the Day 3/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61082949 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482034765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone!! Whew <em>198</em> we survived Monday!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again..................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For the question for today, are you making time for yourself? How? What do you typically do to create some 'me time' for yourself? Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:51:37 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x61078943 Good evening and thank you in advance for welcoming me to this group. I guess you all can relate when I say I'm tired of this struggle. I know that tracking my calorie intake is the beginning to making this change in my life. I am an empty nester, my twin daughters away at college this year and a stressful job. I also suffered an injury to my wrist back in October and that has impacted some of my activity level. I am committed to myself and a nutritional program THRIVE that is amazing and I k... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:22:13 EST Question of the Day 3/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61072455 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1031259059.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey guys -- I'm baaaaack for another week of fun and questions!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> To start off, I wanted to say <em>235</em> to our new members!! Glad to see some new faces on the team! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, since March is practically over, do you have a... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:36:03 EST I'm new here -help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x61066518 I left after I posted to the team wall and before I could ask how I delete the photo that is upside down in my post! Feeling a bit foolish right now - but only in moderation. <BR> <BR> Deb Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:58:30 EST Question of the Day 3/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61037346 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1346519973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Heeeey guys! Happy pre-Friday all! <em>244</em> Today is going to be the last QOTD for the week. My sister in law is going to be in town wiht her 8 (yes 8) kids so tomorrow Sparking most likely isn't going to happen!! <BR> <BR> But here's today........ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> We haven't done our woo hoo's in awhile so let's do t... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:39:54 EST Question of the Day 3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61028275 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520307788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well guys, we've made it to mid-week! <em>198</em> two days to go until the official start of the weekend!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time again....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> So yesterday we talked about negativity -- pretty awesome that Spark has been such a positive place for everyone. Today, I am asking -- what do y... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:41:18 EST Question of the Day 3/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61018533 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l732611650.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey guys! We survived Monday -- we need to do a huge group high five for that one! <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> I hope your week is off to a good start and you're ready to keep pressing on with a great week! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time once again!! For today, I am getting this question as inspiration from Tina's blog that sh... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:36:09 EST Question of the Day 3/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x61007778 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1110576176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend! A new week is upon us and a new day! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time once again! For today's question -- calorie counting for you... yay or nay? Do you do calorie counting? Why or why not? Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:24:29 EST Question of the Day 3/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60981912 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l952571319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's that time of the week!! TGIF!! Time for that happy dance! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> Whew! We survived yet another week! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, it is that time once again.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of Spring! <em>126</em> We're on to a new... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:40:07 EST Question of the Day 3/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60972794 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824165309.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Morning everyone!! Sorry for my lack of a question yesterday, I just didn't have the time to be able to do it yesterday -- it has been seriously busy for me lately <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> But never fear! I am here and ready to go!! I just hope you're ready.... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, in our hectic day to... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:46:57 EST Question of the Day 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60954328 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1681441813.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Top 'o the morning to you all! <em>441</em> Happy post-Monday (let's give each other a big high five for surviving yet another one <em>250</em> ) and Happy St. Pat's Day to you all! <BR> <BR> Yes, it is that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>137</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any fun St. Patty's Day traditions? Do you go drink green bee... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:46:52 EST Lose Weight Slow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60954286 James Fell is great! I liked the overall message of this article and thought I would share: <BR> <BR> (pre-warning if language is offensive to you, James tends to use it a bit <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> <link>au.askmen.com/sports/bodybuilding/lo<BR>se-weight-slow-2.html </link> <BR> <BR> "Impatience may be the number one killer of efforts to lose weight. <BR> Anyone who is overweight wants to be in shape yesterday. They’ve got a high school reunion coming up. Beach season is here. Th... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:41:32 EST Question of the Day 3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60944135 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1657900054.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello, team! Happy Monday to you all and happy pre-St. Patty's Day <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good weekend and that you're all ready for another week upcoming! <BR> <BR> It is time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay all, for today, Nia Shanks posted an amazing blog not too long ago about being... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:57:04 EST 13 Ways Women Can Be More, Not Less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60926736 Oh Nia -- she's amazing. Nia Shanks put out this blog the other day and I thought it was such an excellent one so of course I have to share it here! <BR> <BR> With the obvious disclaimer that some people do have to eliminate certain things from their diet due to allergies and medical reasons, I think that I agree with just about everything she says in here! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/be-more-not-less/ </link> <BR> <BR> I agree with her, I think as women we tend to feel better b... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:11:13 EST Question of the Day 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60917742 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2067702019.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whew -- Happy Friday the 13th!! <em>40</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Well guys, we made it to the weekend! <em>198</em> I hope everyone has had a good week! Any fun plans for the weekend??? <BR> <BR> Okay it is that time once again........ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, do you feel like you have a healthy balance with... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:37:48 EST Question of the Day 3/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60908081 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1328191270.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Heeeeeeey there everyone! Welcome to your post-Wednesday, pre-Friday! <em>244</em> I hope everyone took some time to take care of themselves yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Well, as you know, it is that time once again..... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, what is something fantastically positive and amazing that has happened to you this... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:14:47 EST Question of the Day 3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60900221 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528590923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Wednesday -- that wonderful day in the middle of the week. Hump day, if you will <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time again, guys................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are you doing today to make yourself a priority? Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:50:41 EST Question of the Day 3/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60889420 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1374263075.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone!! How is everyone surviving the time change? Hopefully the week is off to a good start for you all and things are going well <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time again........ <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For this morning, I was thinking about things this morning and to me, there seems to be a strong movement u... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:01:59 EST What Happened When a Fitness Magazine Asked Me For http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60889333 Alright guys -- I think that this is such a worthy share. Michelle at Disrupt Your Diet has been working along with Mama Lion Strong to promote a take back fitspo campaign, I guess you would call it. A few weeks ago they were having women of all sizes and shapes posting fitness pics of themselves promoting their own version of fitspo. It was awesome to see so many people of all sizes, shapes and ages doing active things. <BR> <BR> Anyway, check out this amazing blog post Michelle put out ... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:49:11 EST What I *really* look like..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60882314 OMG you guys! This post was absolutely amazing -- I HAD to share this one. Such a good reminder to appreciate ourselves no matter what stage of the game we're on. And another reason to QUIT COMPARING!! because really, we don't know what the photo really is about! <BR> <BR> <link>iamerinbrown.com/2013/04/what-i-real<BR>ly-look-like-a-perfectly-healthy-body-<BR>in-more-and-less-flattering-photos/ </link> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:34:36 EST Question of the Day 3/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60879119 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1317445926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> to Monday!! I hope everyone had a great weekend and you're surviving Daylight Savings Time <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, you know why I am here...... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How do you prefer to make your goals -- do you tend to base your goals off of the scale/weight or have you made the shift toward making your goa... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 07:41:48 EST Focus on calories from around the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60855541 I found this article and photos quite eye opening <BR> <link>twentytwowords.com/diets-from-around<BR>-the-world/ </link> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:28:37 EST Question of the Day 3/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60852199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1890064139.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello all and welcome to FRIDAY!!!!! Woo Hoo!! <em>41</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It is once again that time again -- time for your question of the day.... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> We all know that there is an ebb and flow to our days -- some days we're up and feeling great and some days it's just the opposite.... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:31:06 EST Question of the Day 3/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60842154 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1877939980.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello all and Happy Thursday to you all (or pre-Friday <em>20</em> if you prefer) <BR> <BR> You guys know what time of day it is! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What NSV's have you had lately? What do you do to keep your head on straight when things aren't going as you *think* they should with regards to progress? <BR> <BR> Hey guys, ... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 07:37:14 EST Question of the Day 3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60832096 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1322850086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello team! Welcome to HUMP DAY!! Woot woot! <BR> <BR> It is that time once again team! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211651162.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> For today, what is the most extreme way in the past that you took to dieting? What did you learn from it? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 08:12:37 EST Question of the Day 3/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60821495 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l147122653.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow, we have Monday under our belts and the week is underway! <em>198</em> I hope it is off to a good start for everyone! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time once again.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446797263.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For today, let's lighten it up and do some more fun 'getting to know you' types of things..... <BR> <BR> 1. What was the last movie you went t... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 07:17:49 EST Healthy Habits for Sustainable Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60814905 Hey guys -- we talk so much about making habits a stepping stone for change so I thought creating a resource for helping to find a way to create that change would be good. This post will be long with a wealth of links so bear with me. Take time to read through it and click on any links that may be of interest to you. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Let's look at long-term habit changes. Start small and build. The basics: <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Be aware of what you eat, how much and when (no... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:26:22 EST Question of the Day 3/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60810168 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1282839976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone!! Monday again! How was everyone's weekend? Did you guys do anything fun and exciting? <BR> <BR> Well, you guys know what time it is...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231415001.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> For today's question, do you have any goals that you're working on for March? How were your goals for February? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Hey guy... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:35:33 EST Forming Fitness Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60806239 Hey guys, this is pretty awesome so I thought I would share. Pretty solid information in this article!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodyforwife.com/forming-fitness-<BR>habits/ </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:49:50 EST 17 Times Fitspo was wrong ... and got fixed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60790476 Hey guys, these are GREAT! I thought I would post them down here -- Jes posted them above and they're too good not to share. It goes along with what we were talking about not so long ago with the fitspo... <BR> <BR> <link>www.buzzfeed.com/carolynkylstra/fixe<BR>d-that-fitspo-for-ya </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:34:36 EST Question of the Day 2/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60781040 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1984044167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello all and welcome to your TGIF Question of the Day!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, nothing hard core but I am curious if you guys make it a point to workout on the weekends or if you typically take some time off during the weekend? What do you do if you do workout? <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a good week this week ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:23:49 EST New Spark Feature!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60775965 Hey guys -- I am not sure if you guys noticed the new button up at the top -- next to the emoticon button, add link button and spell check button it is a new feature that the powers that be created for us to use in our posts so you'll now see the 'add an image' button. It works like adding an image in your blog. <BR> <BR> Try it out -- post something inspiring! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l511787980.jpg"> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:21:38 EST Question of the Day 2/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60771075 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your pre-Friday everyone!! I hope your week is going along well and you're having a good one!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time again................................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I am wondering if there is any habit in particular you're working on? Is there any one thing that ... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:33:57 EST Question of the Day 2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60762043 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Rise 'n Shine -- up and at 'em! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Good morning team!! Welcome to mid-week and your daily question!! <BR> <BR> It is that time again......................... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Alright guys -- it is that time... the time to think about yourself. What are you going to do to make yourself a priority today? Think of something and make a po... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:31:38 EST Question of the Day 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60751869 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Question of the Day <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Whew! We survived yet another Monday -- I think we have all earned that thumbs up dontcha say? <em>250</em> Regardless, I hope your week is off to a good start so far! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time once again! For today, I am wondering what your thoughts are on 'fitspo' images -- you know the ones that are su... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:49:14 EST Question of the Day 2/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60741698 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning to my friends!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> to Monday morning everyone!! I hope everyone had a stellar weekend and you're ready for the week ahead! Monday is such a good time for a fresh start! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today -- nothing really crazy, but I am just curious how everyone does on the weekends? Doyou feel like weekends are... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:53:08 EST Question of the Day 2/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60713661 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it! Woo HOOOOOOO!! FRiday has arrived! Happy Dance Time!! <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Well guys, we do this one from time to time but I just fail to see how reinforcing things is a bad thing -- so for today your goal is to list 5 things that ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:26:56 EST Question of the Day 2/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60703540 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday to you all!! The weekend is almost upon us! Woo hoo!!! <BR> <BR> It's that time again guys....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> QOTD <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Alright guys, for the QOTD I say we do some woo-hoo's so what are you feeling good about today? Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:41:21 EST Question of the Day 2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60693573 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to mid-week! Woot woot!! Bring out the camel -- happy HUMP DAY!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone is having a good week so far! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> The question for today guys, in the pursuit of balance and moderation, how do you work to keep that balance of being able to say "no" to things ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:11:23 EST Question of the Day 2/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60683309 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy post Monday everyone! Ihope the week is off to a great start for everyone and everyone is surviving this seemingly looooooooooong winter <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For your question today -- what do you use as a marker for your levels of success? What I mean by that is how do you mark yourself as being ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:55:46 EST Question of the Day 2/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60673062 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome back to Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a fun Valentine's Day!! Did anyone do anything fun/romantic on Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay it is that time again..... your question of the day for this chilly (at least here) Monday -- Is there anything that you really want to try that you ha... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 07:57:42 EST Question of the Day 2/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60646316 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday (((the 13th <em>333</em> ))) <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> You know what time it is....... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Nothing hard core today -- show how you're doing with an emoticon (the little button up at the top) Fri, 13 Feb 2015 07:25:13 EST Forget About Setting Goals Focus on This Instead.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60644076 I love this article! So in line with what we talk about in here with process goals and such! <BR> <BR> <link>jamesclear.com/goals-systems?__s=cmz<BR>ho4zakqqog79xqfuv </link> <BR> <BR> "We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on. <BR> <BR> And for most of us, the path to those things starts by setting a specific and ac... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:11:17 EST Question of the Day 2/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60636747 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday everyone! What a crazy week this has been -- I am very ready for the weekend!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What has been your proudest moment on Spark People <BR> <BR> (another great suggested QOTD -- keep 'em coming! Let me know if you have any ideas!!) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:05:17 EST Question of the Day 2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60626861 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Getting a late start this morning guys, sorry! Life is hectic right now <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I got a couple of great suggestions for the QOTD so here is one....... (thank you again, BTW!!! and **hint, hint** if anyone else has any suggestions feel free to shoot them my way via SparkMail) <BR> <BR> What... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:28:02 EST Question of the Day 2/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60616479 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Hopefully the week is off to an amazng start for you all <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> It's that time again......... <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How do you integrate exercise into your day -- is it something that is easy for you to do or do you have to force it? Do you have a specific time of day that you do your w... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:44:24 EST Question of the Day 2/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60605610 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and you're ready for another week to begin <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, my brain is not awake so we'll make it fun today with some fun questions.... <BR> <BR> 1. If someone were to turn on your car right now what would be playing? <BR> <BR>... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 07:42:26 EST Article: Taking Small Steps to Achieve Your Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60595755 I really like the ideas in this article and thought it would be nice to share with the team: <BR> <BR> <link>jamesclear.com/why-is-it-so-hard-to-<BR>form-good-habits </link> <BR> <BR> I know I've definitely fallen into the cycle of biting off more than I can chew and then burning out. Breaking goals down into smaller pieces like the author describes makes goal reaching seem much more attainable. <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 07:45:00 EST Rewarding the Process Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60595749 Hey guys week 2 is here! Below you will find the template for week 2 of the challenge!! The only difference with this template is I have included a place for you to include your stars (or hearts or kisses) from last week at the beginning and a place for you to calculate the TOTAL amount of stars at the end of the week including the total for this week and the total from last week!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Hey guys, here is the template for the challenge. As I mentioned in the original p... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 07:43:21 EST Question of the Day 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60577137 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it! It is time for that happy dance! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> WOO HOOOOOOOO! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's week has gone well this week! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I found this article and thought it was interesting: <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/30/ha<BR>bits... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 07:51:09 EST Question of the Day 2/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60567680 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday to you all! <em>41</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has had a good week so far!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, how is everyone doing with things? Is there anything that you're struggling with? What are you doing well with? Have you had any personal triumphs that yo... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 08:44:26 EST One Size Doesn't Fit All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60556941 Oh man! This article was great! Nothing that we all haven't heard before,but it does bear repeating so I thought I would post it here anyway.... <BR> <BR> I mean, how many times have we fallen into this trap? For me - more than I can count! Share your thoughts if you'd like <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/grow/how-to-find-the-be<BR>st-health-fitness-plan-for-you?utm_sou<BR>rce=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_camp<BR>aign=daily_newsletter_2015-02-02_mails_daily_1col </link> ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 08:27:35 EST Question of the Day 2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60556687 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy mid-week, Wednesday, Hump Day (woot, woot) to you all! I hope the week is going along well for everyone!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Going off of yesterday's "bucket list" goals -- what are you doing to help you achieve them? Do you have a plan to be able to work on them so you can achieve them? <... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:52:50 EST Question of the Day 2/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60545526 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday, post Monday whatever you want to call it <em>20</em> I hope that everyone's week is off to a good start! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For today, do you have a "bucket list" of things you would like to be able to achieve physically? Is there anything that you're working on or hope to be able to achieve somed... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 07:26:53 EST Amazing, awesome article on mindfulness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60541914 Ok this amazing piece of awesomeness was posted by Nia today and I thought I would share it with you guys: <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/mindfulness/ </link> <BR> <BR> "Brace yourself. <BR> <BR> The topic of this article, mindfulness, is an excruciatingly boring topic of conversation to some people but DON’T CLICK AWAY JUST YET! <BR> <BR> Years ago it was something I had no interest in learning about, let alone discussing. The moment someone said, “Mindfulness is important and ben... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:37:26 EST Question of the Day 2/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60533649 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to February! Wow, 2015 is well underway... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> How was the weekend? Did everyone watch the Super Bowl? Any fun parties or foods? <BR> <BR> Happy Groundhog Day <em>219</em> Sounds like ol Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so we're in for another 6 weeks of winter... <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 07:44:55 EST February Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60523022 Here is a place to chat about how things are going or ask questions if necessary!! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:01:20 EST Rewarding the Process Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60523003 Hey guys, below is the template for the challenge. As I mentioned in the original post, all you have to do is copy the original template and paste in as many as you need for your process goals. Some may have just one, others will have as many as 10. It is highly indiviidual. Then at the bottom of the template, there is a place for you to calculate your star totals for the week. <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> There should only be one template per person (it makes it easier for ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:58:48 EST Rewarding the Process -- February Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60522959 <em>26</em> <em>129</em> Rewarding the Process in February <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> February is here! This month I am putting up a challenge for everyone that is focused on the process goals. What are process goals? Basically, they are the daily steps that we take to work toward our overall outcome goals. Here is a quick video that describes (it isn't that long but it is explained in the first 30 seconds...) <BR> <BR> <link>ed.ted.com/on/kfyQahR2 </link> <BR> ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 07:55:27 EST Question of the Day 1/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60502519 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well guys, we made it to Friday!! Happy Dance time! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> Can I get a collective WOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> We've reached the end of January 2015. Wow. So how do you feel the first month of 2015 went for you? How did your goals go? P... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:01:42 EST Question of the Day 1/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60492604 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning to everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, pre-Friday already!! <em>244</em> its almost time to <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I wrote a blog about something that has become my own personal mantra for 2015 -- granting myself grace. Basically granting myself the latitude to screw up. Backing off of the notion of perfectionism (a... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:32:36 EST Question of the Day 1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60481427 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We've officially hit the middle of the week! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> How is everyone's week going so far? Is everyone having a good week? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Question of the day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Okay for today, what are you doing to turn the word diet from a verb to a noun today? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:33:41 EST Question of the Day 1/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60470772 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday all! I hope your week is starting nicely! We made it past Monday <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday Question of the Day -- so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, I want everyone to stop where you are right now and list 1,2,3, 10 or more (or however many) things that make you full of awesomeness today!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:37:18 EST Question of the Day 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60459262 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning, team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> A very happy Monday to you all!! I hope everyone had a stellar weekend! <BR> <BR> I am back at you guys for a Monday morning QOTD so I hope you're ready <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> For today, what are you going to do to make today great? Not looking forward to tomorrow or the rest of the week or backward and focusing on things that you have no control over anymore -- what are you going to do -- t... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:46:42 EST Great article on self love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60438362 I read this article this morning and thought it was interesting. <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/connect/trainer-self-lo<BR>ving-secret?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_campaign=daily_newslett<BR>er_2015-01-21_mails_daily_1col </link> <BR> <BR> I thought it was an interesting read. Something that might be interesting to practice and will most likely feel akward at first. Another thing I found interesting is to take the viewpoint of someone else. <BR> <BR> Thoughts? <BR> <... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:28:51 EST Question of the Day 1/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60428169 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF!!! Happy Friday!! Happy Dance time!! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> Yes! *fist pump* we made it to the weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, partying aside -- it is that time once again! QOTD time!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> For today, we'll make it fun. Simply reply with an emoticon with how you're feeling today! <BR> <BR> <em>38</e... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:46:25 EST Question of the Day 1/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60417143 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday -- <em>244</em> the week is almost over and I hope it has been a good one for you!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your question of the day for today. Let's lighten it up a bit since we've been discussing some rather hot topics <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> For today, let's do a fun Q & A (don't hate me, I think they're fun and a good chance just to get to know each other) <BR> <BR> 1. W... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:46:19 EST Question of the Day 1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60405847 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy HUMP DAY!! (woot woot) <em>334</em> We've made it to the halfway mark for the week! <em>198</em> I hope everyone is doing well this week <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your question for today so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today I read an article from someone I follow the other day and it made me think. I'll post the article below but the basics of the article was abo... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:47:23 EST Question of the Day 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60394168 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone!! I hope your week is off to a good start <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday QOTD so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> Today seems like a good day to do some woo hoo's so let's hear them! What are you feeling good about today? Focus on what you're doing well at -- even if it is just one thing, post it! NSV's galore!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:50:46 EST Question of the Day 1/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60381820 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good Morning Everyone!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday all! <em>334</em> I hope that everyone has had a good weekend and you're ready for a new week!! <BR> <BR> Wow, after Friday's question (thanks again for the suggestion!!) I am not quite sure how I am going to even begin to re-create such a magical thread! <em>41</em> Everyone's responses and the conversation was..... epic at best! <BR> <BR> So for today, I am going to pos... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:39:42 EST January Add It in Challenge -- Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60360320 Hey guys, week 3 in January is upon us! Here is the challenge posting for the next week <BR> <BR> January is a time of reset, a clean slate and often times a chance to re-evaluate our goals and what we want. It is also a time we really take a chance to evaluate our diets and things that we want to achieve with regards to our fitness and weight loss. Along with that often times comes the views of all the things we "should not" be eating -- for January, we're going to reframe our thinking a... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:40:29 EST Question of the Day 1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60349465 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Well guys.......... WE MADE IT!!!!! <em>244</em> Friday is HERE!! Happy Dance time!! <em>353</em> <em>355</em> <em>354</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your QOTD for today so I hope you're ready!! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I got this one as a suggestion from a fellow teammate (thanks again!! and anyone who has any suggestions for QOTD's I am open... just send them my way) <BR> <BR> Yo... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:29:06 EST This Girl Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60342811 Greatist left this in my inbox this morning and I absolutely love it! It celebrates women of all sizes and shapes sweating it out. <BR> <BR> It is easy to get self-conscious about our sizes at times, but the big reality is this: <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> ALL BODIES ARE GOOD BODIES <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Big, small, toned, not, muscular, not. It just doesn't matter. I think it is so important for us as humans to work t... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:06:23 EST Question of the Day 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60338054 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday!! <em>244</em> I hope everyone has had a great week so far <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Thursday QOTD so I Hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today -- I will take it easy on you all I promise!! <em>43</em> the last couple of days have been a bit more intense but I truly appreciate all of the amazing comments! You guys really are the best!! <em>285</em> ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:45:16 EST Question of the Day 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60326408 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day!! We've made it to mid-week! Woo Hoo! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question -- I hope you're ready!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, I know yesterday's question was a crazy one -- but continuing off of that one, what do you do to help combat the guilt that arises with regards to food and fitness? Do you have anything that works for your? If not, are you ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:33:32 EST It's Not About Weight: All the Right Reasons to E http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60316340 Seems like a pretty good article -- is there anything you would add or change? <BR> <BR> <link>greatist.com/grow/reasons-exercise-a<BR>nd-eat-right?utm_source=facebook&utm_m<BR>edium=opengraph&utm_campaign=reasons-e<BR>xercise-and-eat-right </link> <BR> <BR> If the latest infomercials and magazine covers are any indication, it seems like weight loss is on everyone's minds these days. And while a healthy weight is a good goal, when it comes to eating right and exercising, it shouldn’t be... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:32:38 EST Question of the Day 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60315221 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy *we survived Monday* day -- ahem, I mean Tuesday... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's week is going well so far!! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, how is everyone doing with their relationship with food and fitness? Do you feel pretty good about your stance with how food is perceived? How about fitness? ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:42:03 EST Hi, I'm Linda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x60314401 Just found this team and since I've been on every fad diet or miracle diet that came along, this sounds like the place to be. To have a balanced and healthy lifestyle is what I really need! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:38:58 EST Question of the Day 1/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60302023 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> A big Happy Monday to you all! I hope your weekend was good to you! <em>235</em> to a fresh, new week! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday Morning Question of the Day -- so I hope you're ready!! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> For today's question, are there any habits you're currently working on conquering? What are they? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 07:14:50 EST