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 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 Question of the Day 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60268498 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good *chilly* morning to you all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF gang -- wow this week FLEW by! Whew <em>198</em> I hope it has been a great week for everyone and that 2015 is off to a great start! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Friday QOTD -- for today, what are you going to do to make yourself a priority today? It can be ANYTHING! If you're not sure, take some time right now to decide on something that you can (and will) do to make yourse... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 07:56:48 EST January -- Add It In Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60268440 Since OlderOwl was so kind to post last week's template I figure I would get this posted and ready for tomorrow! 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 ... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 07:49:15 EST Question of the Day 1/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60256398 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning, everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to pre-Friday!! <em>244</em> I am kind of scratching my head wondering where this week has gone! Wow! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope that the first full week of the New Year has treated you well and you're ready to continue pushing into the new year (as if we had a choice, right? <em>211</em> ) <BR> <BR> I am here with your ever elusive question of the day -- I hope you're ready! ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 07:33:21 EST Why I'm Not Setting Goals.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60250762 This is such an amazing read by Nia Shanks. I love her, what can I say <em>41</em> we talk so much about enjoying the process goals and the like, this is such an amazing outline on HOW to focus on the process over the outcome! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/no-more-goals/ </link> <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Wed, 7 Jan 2015 17:03:26 EST Question of the Day 1/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60244695 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! I hope that the week is going well for you all! Wednesday is here -- ready to slide into Thursday and Friday <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Wednesday question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, how are you doing with things overall? I am not just talking about health and fitness, but in general? How are you doing with sleep, stress, fun thi... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 07:40:36 EST Question of the Day 1/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60232384 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday is here! Monday is done! <em>198</em> I hope your week is off to a great start! <BR> <BR> But you know why I'm here <em>211</em> so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For the question of the day today, I am curious how everyone tracks (or if you do) your food intake? Do you use the SparkPeople tracker? The app? An old fashioned pen and paper? Do you use your intuition? Something e... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 07:30:22 EST Question of the Day 1/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60219013 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy 1st Monday of 2015!! I hope that everyone had a good weekend and you're ready for a fresh week in a fresh year! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your question for the day so I hope you're ready!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> For today, with the hustle and bustle of the new year upon us, the inevitable goal making, at times information overload -- do you feel overwhelmed and/or pressured... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:54:01 EST 21 day junk food challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60200868 Anyone want to do this challenge with me? <BR> The Rules <BR> No chocolate <BR> No candy <BR> No biscuits or cookies <BR> No cake, donuts or muffins <BR> No pastries <BR> No white bread <BR> No chips <BR> No fast foods <BR> No soda <BR> No ice cream <BR> Try the no junk food challenge for 21 days Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:45:43 EST January Challenge Template http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60198173 Hey team! I know that everyone was really busy back in December but I thought we should post this for anyone interested in participating in a similar January Challenge. 2015 is here!!! So, for those interested, feel free to copy a template of your own and let's take on 2015 with gratitude in mind!! I'm starting with Saturday <BR> <BR> *************TEMPLATE**************** <BR> <BR> NUTRITION/FITNESS (Which ever area you want to improve this week) <BR> List your nutrition or fitness goal: ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:12:03 EST Question of the Day 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60184465 <em>408</em> <em>409</em> Good morning all! <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to everyone!! <em>410</em> I hope that everyone is doing great so far in 2015 <em>334</em> Sorry I didn't post yesterday I was dawg tired -- staying up until midnight is way beyond me anymore, lol! But I made it! Woo hoo! <em>531</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with the first question of the New Year <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> For today -- do you have any great goals set up f... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:20:01 EST Beginner Strength Training Manual http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60184386 Hey guys, I didn't get to post this yesterday (oops!) but the Eat More 2 Weigh Less group has their Beginner Strength Training Manual on sale for half price (I bought it!!) so I thought I would share: <BR> <BR> <link>training.eatmore2weighless.com/begin<BR>ner-strength-training-instant/ </link> <BR> <BR> I have heard really great things about it and even though I haven't read it, it seems like a pretty comprehensive guide for the novices in the weight room. I think it is on sale until ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:11:38 EST Question of the Day 12/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60163413 <em>408</em> <em>410</em> Happy New Year's Eve! <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Wow all! Last day of 2014! I hope everyone is ready to ring in the new year! Any fun and exciting plans tonight? <BR> <BR> Question for the day today is this -- as we celebrate the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, let's make time today to also celebrate ourselves <em>41</em> for today, I want you to take a look at yourself for how amazing you are. Think about what you bring to... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:26:03 EST Question of the Day 12/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60153686 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> GOOD MORNING!!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> A very happy Tuesday to everyone! I hope the week is off to a good start for everyone! <BR> <BR> I am here with your question of the day so I hope you have your thinking caps on!! <BR> <BR> For today, as we approach our last couple of days of the year, I am curious how you feel 2014 was for you? What do you feel your strengths were? Things you would like to improve up on for the days and weeks ahe... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:04:47 EST Question of the Day 12/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60144008 <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Sooooo, how was everyone's Christmas? Did you all have a great one??? <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a nice time. Time to get back to the QOTD's so get ready muwahahahaha! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Your question for today -- with infomercials everywhere, declarations of lofty New Year's Resolutions, promises of the next best thing in supplements how are you working to keep balance and moderatio... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:23:37 EST How to Really Succeed with New Year's Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x60126399 Hey team -- Go Kaleo put this out yesterday and I thought it was a good one. I understand that not everyone is shooting for New Year's Resolutions and that is okay, but there is some overall great guidelines for general goal setting. I think that many of us (me included) have gotten trapped in the mindset of going too hard with our goals and this provides some great ideas for how to set realistic goals! <BR> <BR> <link>gokaleo.com/2014/12/26/how-to-really<BR>-succeed-with-your-new-years-... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 09:10:24 EST Christmas Day 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60111666 May your day be merry and bright. Remember the actual meaning of Christmas. While remembering ask Him for His blessings. Be well and all the best to you and yours. -DC Thu, 25 Dec 2014 06:55:40 EST Happy Holidays!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60105608 I considered posting a question today but I figured I'd give everyone the rest of the week off <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> In all seriousness, I want to send out my personal gratitude to everyone on this team for helping to build it into what it is. I genuinely enjoy running this team and especially appreciate everyone on this team. <BR> <BR> Where ever you are and however you celebrate, know that I am sending out good vibes and wishes to you all. Thank you all for being here and being a... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:00:35 EST Question of the Day 12/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60097923 <em>444</em> <em>445</em> Good morning team!! <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you all! I hope that your week is off to a great start and you're getting ready for the big day! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday QOTD so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, we'll do some more fun ones <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> If you were to go to a stranded desert island and could only bring one of the following what would it be: <BR> <BR> CD <BR> Book <BR> Movie... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:55:25 EST December Simplicity and Self Care Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60089343 Hey team! I know that everyone is really busy this time of year but I thought I would post this for anyone interested in participating in the last bit of December Challenge <em>41</em> I did an extended version of the challenge to take us through the rest of the year -- WHEW 2015 is almost here!!! So, for those interested, feel free to copy a template of your own and let's take out 2014 with self care in mind!! <BR> <BR> *************TEMPLATE**************** <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:01:41 EST Question of the Day 12/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60089148 <em>444</em> <em>445</em> Good Morning team!! <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Chilly Monday to everyone! brrr!!! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and you're ready (or already celebrating) the holidays! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday morning question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> Let's make it fun again today -- <BR> <BR> What is your favorite holiday food? <BR> What is your favorite Christmas/holiday song? <BR> What is your favorite Ch... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:39:23 EST Question of the Day 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60064071 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Happy TGIF Morning to you all! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your Friday -- woo hoo! We survived the week!!!! <BR> <BR> Nothing too hard core this morning for your question, I just want everyone to acknowledge what is making you awesome this Friday morning! <BR> <BR> Sing your praises! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 05:51:40 EST Free 6 Week Workout from Nia Shanks!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x60056110 Hey guys, Nia posted this the other day and I downloaded it -- I thought I would share it with you guys for anyone who might be interested! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/christmas-gift/ </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:51:00 EST Question of the Day 12/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60055907 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry for my lack of post yesterday -- the crud hit my family hard and has slowly tricked through us all. Let me tell you, it hasn't been an enjoyable week. Tuesday and yesterday were my days <em>527</em> but I am so glad to be feeling better. I just hope this clears us out and we can be well for Christmas..... <BR> <BR> My question for you all today is inspired by LORIVIOLA, I am curious how... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:25:55 EST Question of the Day 12/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60039521 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone! Sorry I am posting a tad late, the sickness has hit my family hard so I am trying to keep my head afloat right now...... <BR> <BR> I am here with your QOTD though -- <em>41</em> so I hope that you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, what are you doing to take care of YOU? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:02:18 EST December Simplicity and Self Care Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x60032735 <em>235</em> to week 3!! Sorry I didn't get this posted earlier.... here is week 3's template for the December self care and simplicity challenge! For those who are participating (I know that this is a crazy time of year so no worries if you can't or don't want to) simply copy the template below and paste in your reply. Go in and edit daily and we'll have one post by the end of the week. <BR> <BR> December is flying by and taking 2014 with it, I hope everyone is taking time to take car... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:02:09 EST Question of the Day 12/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60028655 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good Monday Morning!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to another new week!! <em>334</em> I hope that everyone had a good weekend and you're ready to start another week!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, are you setting any New Year's Resolutions? If so, what are they? If not any resolutions per se (it is a dirty word for some...) do you have any goals you'd like to ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:30:50 EST Question of the Day 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x60003494 <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> I've got the coffee going this morning so I can make sure that I get BOTH the date AND the day right for the question. Sheesh! <em>40</em> Dee, glad you caught it girl... <em>334</em> because see, I was just checking to see who was paying attention.... really! <em>211</em> I guess posting questions at 5 something in the morning before the caffine hit... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:33:17 EST Question of the Day 12/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59994946 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to your pre-Thursday question of the day!!! <BR> <BR> For today, how much sleep do you typically get in a day? Are you getting enough? If not, are you working to get more? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:33:32 EST Question of the Day 12/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59985438 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday everyone!! We're halfway though the week! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday question of the day so I hope you're ready!!! <BR> <BR> For today, are you careful with how you talk to yourself? Are you careful with things that you say to yourself and about yourself? If not, are you working on this? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:46:25 EST Question of the Day 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59976108 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Tuesday! I hope Monday treated everyone well! <BR> <BR> I am here with your QOTD for today <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> In my son's 3rd grade health class, they're doing a 'no screen' challenge for everyone and extended the challenge to the kids' families so we all took the challenge as well. Basically, it was a challenge to where we had no screen time -- no tablets, phones, tv, comput... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 07:15:12 EST Question of the Day 12/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59966569 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning, team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone had a stellar weekend and you're ready for Monday!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday Morning QOTD so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, does everyone in here celebrate Christmas? If not, what do you celebrate? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 07:57:29 EST December Simplicity and Self Care Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59963985 Woo hoo! Week 2 of December is here! Are you guys ready for the holidays because ready or not they're coming! I hope everyone is making a point to make sure that you're taking care of yourself during this busy time. It is easy to let our own stuff slip in place of everyone's else's demands so make sure you're making yourself a priority! <BR> <BR> Without further ado, here is week 2 of the December challenge <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> December Simplicity and Self Care Challenge: <BR> <... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:05:14 EST Question of the Day 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59941264 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF gang! Happy Friday to you all!!!! I hope everyone has had a great week this week! <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question -- for today, what is on tabs for your workout today? How are you going to be active today? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 07:23:58 EST Question of the Day 12/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59932417 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday everyone (where has this week gone?!) I hope everyone is having an excellent week so far! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Thursday QOTD so I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today, let's do some woo hoos, I think we all could use it........ <BR> <BR> What are you feeling good about today? If you have to dig, then dig, but let's come up with something that you feel good about! <B... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 07:15:49 EST Question of the Day 12/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59922792 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day to you all!! I hope everyone's week is going a long well so far!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> HOw are you doing with your self compassion? During this time of year stress tends to rule our lives and we get wrapped up in 'doing for others' which is great, but are you taking care of yourself and treating you... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 07:22:49 EST Question of the Day 12/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59913214 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Monday is done and Tuesday is here -- wahoo!!! <em>334</em> I hope that everyone's week is off to a good start! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday QOTD so I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> How are you managing with balance and moderation during this time of year? Do you find it a challenge to be around so much food or are you doing okay with it? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 07:21:44 EST December Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59904406 Hey guys! <em>524</em> I thought I'd start a chat thread for the December challenge. <BR> <BR> How is everyone doing? What goals are you working on this month? <BR> <BR> I am focusing on eating 5 a day, drinking 8 glasses of water a day and sticking with my workotu plans for the week. Nothing too hard core but working on non-stress during the holidays!! <BR> <BR> How was everyone's Turkey Day? Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:10:25 EST Question of the Day 12/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59902472 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Wow, happy December 1st! Seems very hard to believe that we're officially in the last month of 2014!! <em>40</em> Not quite sure where this year has gone...... <BR> <BR> Anywhoo, I am here with your Monday morning question of the day now that you've had the chance to rest your brains...... <BR> <BR> For today, what are your goals for the month? Do you have anything specific planned for th... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 07:19:35 EST December Simplicity and Self Care Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59899501 Hey gang below you will find the template for week one of the December challenge. Please see the above thread for the information on the challenge: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651<BR>x59899471 </link> <BR> <BR> Simply, like last month, copy the template below and click reply and paste in your reply. Each day all you have to do is go in and edit your post with your updates! <BR> <BR> Good luck, let's make December a stellar month!!... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:48:15 EST December Simplicity and Self Care Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59899471 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not reply to this thread!! <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> This is for informational purposes for the challenge only <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Self Care in December Challenge <BR> <BR> We spent a lot of time in November taking time to be more simplistic with our goals and focusing on our gratitudes. December is also a very hectic month for a lot of us so we’re going to take some time to focus on ourselves. Self care should always be our... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:45:01 EST Question of the Day 11/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59864079 <em>429</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> Good morning team! <em>429</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Thanksgiving for those who are celebrating! <BR> <BR> Today, I am going to make the qotd a simple one -- for those who are celebrating, what is on tabs for Thanksgiving? For those who are not, what is on tabs for the last Thursday of the month??? <BR> <BR> Also just a side note, I want to wish everyone on the team a very happy Thanksgiving (for those who... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:23:13 EST Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59860562 These go along pretty well with the overall mindset of Balance and Moderatin as a whole so here's part 2!! <BR> <BR> My question is what would you add to this list??? <BR> <BR> After creating the Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights, I thought about the collective wisdom of Intuitive Eating Professionals on LinkedIn, (which consists of over 800 allied health professionals). And so I posed the following question to the group: <BR> <BR> What additional Intuitive Eater "right" would you ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:02:40 EST Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59860549 This is good. I thought I would share <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights <BR> Intuitive Eater's Holiday Bill of Rights <BR> <BR> by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD <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 wha... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:00:06 EST Question of the Day 11/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59855843 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you all! <em>41</em> I hope everyone's week is off to a great start so far! <BR> <BR> I am here with your question of the day for today -- so I hope you're ready!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> For today, what are you going to do to make today great? Taking the time to be present today and not focused on yesterday or tomorrow -- what can you/will you do to make today great? <BR>... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:43:11 EST Question of the Day 11/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59845858 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning!!!!!!!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are ready for the upcoming week! <BR> <BR> I am here with your question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> For today, have you made peace with food? Are you to a point that you can eat without any guilt? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:28:08 EST 5 Problems With Rapid Fat Loss & Quick Fixes and W http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59834260 Sorry to bombard you all tonight but I have another GREAT article by Nia. This is an amazing one. Getting into the "I want it now!!!" mindset is so easy however, it just isn't a sustainable way to eat and live. Working to settle on things on our own terms, focus on consistency and learn to enjoy the journey is so worth the efforts! <BR> <BR> Enjoy guys this article is well worth the time!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/5-problems-rapid-f<BR>at-loss-quick-fixes/ </link> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:56:05 EST The Three Step Process to Achieve All Your Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x59834190 This is a gem of a post from Nia! I love this so much! Guys, the time is here that so many want to jump on the resolution bandwagon and the pull is great and intense! I read so much on Spark about those who dive into the uber restrictive plans and I think that reading sensible articles like these bring a good reminder to us all that it CAN be easy. Focusing on sustainability and simply being consistent is such a freeing way of doing things. Take a few minutes if you'd like and read this ... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:48:28 EST Free eBook 'Sleep' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59828899 Hey guys, Matt Stone sent out his email and I thought I would share a link to a free eBook that he is offering from Joey Lott............. <BR> <BR> (from Amazon) "Is Insomnia Ruining Your Life? <BR> <BR> Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? Do you wake up in the middle of the night feeling anxious or running to the bathroom? Do you feel like it’s ok to skimp a bit on sleep in order to work more or party harder? Believe it or not, sleep affects everything you do. We spend nearly a t... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:02:34 EST November Simplicity Challenge FINAL Week :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59828853 Well gang, week 4 is here -- can't believe it!! I hope that November has been a good one for you all and that this challenge has helped you simplify your life! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Same rules as last week -- if you'd like to participate in the challenge copy the template below and in your reply paste in the template. Each day, go in and edit your template so at the end of the week everyone has just one. Make sense? <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> REMINDER <... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:51:08 EST 4 Reasons to Simplify Your Nutrition and Workout H http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59820677 Oh this was such a perfect read this morning! I am someone who definitely tends to overcomplicate things often! Loved this read by Nia!! She is a big one on stress reduction and chilling the heck out! It really can be a simple thing, I think we just tend to overthink/overcomplicate/overdo things more often than not (at least I do) <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/simplify-nutrition<BR>-workout-habits/ </link> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:25:12 EST Question of the day 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59820499 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it everyone! TGIF!!!! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you all have had a most excellent week! Even more, i hope you're ready for my crazy question of the day for today!! <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Do you use technology to help you with your goals? What do you use? Gadgets? Apps? Internet? Something else? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:06:53 EST Question of the Day 11/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59811346 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday! I hope that everyone is having a great week so far this week! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your question of the day so I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today, are you taking time during this busy time of year to make some time for just you? What do you like to do for your 'me time'? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:25:05 EST Question of the Day 11/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59802310 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day! (woot, woot) <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Wednesday question of the day so I hope that you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today, how is everything going? Just general stuff -- I ask a lot of questions centered around diet, exercise, sleep, stress,etc but today I want to know about YOU the WHOLE you <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:00:41 EST Question of the Day 11/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59792635 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning team!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone's week is off to a great start so far!! I am here to bring you your question of the day so I hope that you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, have you found a form of exercise that you enjoy doing? Do you have to force yourself to workout or does it come naturally to you? What do you like doing best? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:56:15 EST Question of the Day 11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59782732 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you all!! <em>41</em> I hope that everyone had a restful weekend and are ready for a great week ahead! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday morning question -- so be ready! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> What are you doing to make yourself a priority today? How are you focusing on self care? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:17:10 EST November Simplicity Challenge Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59766526 Hey guys -- week 2 is gone and week 3 is here if you can believe it?! <em>198</em> Thanksgiving is getting closer by the minute <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Same rules apply as last week -- the challenge for week 3 begins today and runs through next Friday. Copy the template below click 'reply' and paste your template in your reply. Then each day go in and 'edit' your post and update daily. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> REMINDER <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:08:31 EST Helpful Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59762901 Hi everyone! I've been on somewhat of a hiatus the past month or so due to an international move, but I should have steadier internet access from now on (or so I hope!). <BR> <BR> I've been experimenting with intuitive eating the past several months in spite of the fact I thought it would never work for someone like me and have had very good results. One book in particular has been very helpful in pulling everything together for me, so I thought I'd share it with the team. It's called "I Ca... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:15:30 EST Question of the Day 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59757305 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> A big, huge TGIF for you all! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Friday QOTD so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, let's celebrate our woo hoo's! What are you feeling good about today??? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:45:13 EST Question of the Day 11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59747689 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning guys!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday to you all! I hope that everyone has stayed warm and had a great week so far -- Friday is so close now! <BR> <BR> I am here with your question of the day -- are you celebrating your mini victories? Do you spend time focused on all of the good that you do in your life? How do you celebrate reaching your goals and your NSV's? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:48:40 EST 33 Ways to Break Free From Binge Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59747646 Hey guys, I don't know much about it, but Nia Shanks has released her new book, "33 Ways to Break Free From Binge Eating" I know that Nia has been one to suffer from disordered and "perfectionist" eating that would lead to binges. So I thought I would share. Right now, it is only $2.99 on Amazon. <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/dp/B00OSQYB66 </link> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:43:33 EST Question of the Day 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59737907 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good chilly morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Brrrrr! Woke up to -27 wind chills this morning. Think I am staying in today <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday everyone! We've reached mid-week already! I hope your week is going along well so far!! <BR> <BR> I am here with you daily question so be ready!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> For today, looking at the long term, do you think that your current way of eating and fitness... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:39:37 EST Question of the Day 11/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59727763 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you're staying warm wherever you are!! It is COLD here brrrrrr!!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday question of the day so I hope you're rested and ready! <BR> <BR> For today, do you feel that you struggle with any part of balance with regards to seeking out a healthy lifestyle? What do you struggle with? What do you do well with? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:40:58 EST Question of the Day 11/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59717343 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Monday!! I hope everyone had a stellar weekend and are ready for your Monday and the week ahead <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question so I hope that you're ready.......... <BR> <BR> For today, with the fun and often times stressful holiday season coming, how are you doing with taking care of yourself and your stress levels? Are you making sure to keep yourself on... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:26:08 EST November Simplicity Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59696394 Hey guys -- week 2 is here if you can believe it! <em>198</em> Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Same rules apply as last week -- the challenge for week 2 will begin tomorrow (Saturday) and run through next Friday. Copy the template below click 'reply' and paste your template in your reply. Then each day go in and 'edit' your post and update daily. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>52</em> REMINDER <em>52</em> <em>52</em> <em>... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 21:18:09 EST Question of the Day 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59689760 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it! TGIF!! TGIF!! Happy dance <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Friday question of the day -- for today how are you doing with consistently working on your goals whatever they may be? It is so easy to set goals and get gung ho on them but not always so much so with follow through -- how are you doing in that area of consiste... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 07:29:27 EST Question of the Day 11/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59679888 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> team and welcome to your pre-Friday question of the day! <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone's week is going well and you're ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Today, for your question of the day -- I am wondering how you are doing balancing working on your insides as much as your outsides? How well are you taking care of YOU the total YOU? Stress, sleep, nourishment, self care -- all... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 07:33:14 EST Question of the Day 11/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59669519 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you -- week's half over already!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Wednesday Question of the Day so I hope you're ready and have your thinking caps on! <BR> <BR> For today, what is working for you with regards to tracking (or not tracking)? Do you like to track your calories? Do you journal? Is there an app you use? Something else??? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 07:41:16 EST Question of the Day 11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59659131 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Election Day!! <em>232</em> Will you be voting today? (well for those of us in the US) <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday question so I hope you're ready - how are you doing with your body image? How are you feeling about YOU today? List three things about yourself today that makes you totally awesome!! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:30:24 EST November Challenge Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59659031 Rachel had a great idea (thanks again!!) about being able to comment on each other's stuff so I thought that instead of replying in the challenge thread, opening up a chat thread might be a good idea. We can come in here and talk about how we're doing, if we're struggling, what we're doing well at, etc. <BR> <BR> So, with that, chat away! Encourage each other and let's work to rock November!!! Tue, 4 Nov 2014 07:18:33 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x59649092 I'm lurking in the corners. But definitely agree that now while trying to loose and later once we go into maintenance, balance and moderation will be key. Have a wonderful week everyone! <BR> <em>41</em> Bern Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:56:17 EST Question of the Day 11/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59647888 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning!!!!!!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome back to Monday morning!! <em>41</em> I hope that everyone had an <em>345</em> weekend! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday morning question of the day -- what are your goals for the month? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:01:21 EST November Simplicity Challenge Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59617856 It is here! I am going to post the template a day early -- the challenge will technically start tomorrow but anyone who wants to participate can start their template and figure out what you would like to do. <BR> <BR> This is what you need to do -- copy the template below, click reply to the thread and paste your template in your reply. Each day go into your own template and edit it for the day that you completed. At the end of the week, each person should have only ONE template. Figure ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:59:38 EST Question of the Day 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59617672 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It is not just a Happy Friday <em>244</em> but it is a Happy Halloween Friday!! <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>431</em> <em>420</em> <em>421</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>424</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Happy Halloween question of the day.... muwahahahahahahahaha <em>333</em> <BR> <BR> For today, are you planning anything Halloween-ish today... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:35:37 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59617646 <em>244</em> We made it through 31 days of the challenge! I am so glad to have the participation and everyone who popped in and did the challenge with me!! <BR> <BR> Day 31 is a simple one -- enjoy a Halloween treat today. Trick or Treating or not, enjoy a treat. Savor it. Enjoy the taste, texture, smell... be very mindful when you do! <BR> <BR> Have a great day and thank you everyone!!! <BR> <BR> <em>333</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:31:32 EST Hello, this is my first post here.:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x59610884 Hi all! This looks like just the team for me! I've never been great at balance or moderation, but I want to be!! My name is Mandy, I've always been a yo-yoer, one extreme diet to the next, major wagon fallings off in between. I have two lovely elementary aged children and a full-time bank job and we share a home with my awesome boyfriend and his high school senior daughter. My first goal has been the first half of the day. The work day. I'd gotten into a bad vending machine, out for lunch, et... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:52:10 EST November Simplicity Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59610189 ****EDIT**** <BR> <BR> I did add in one extra category from when I originally posted this. Possibly re-read the thread or check out week 1 with more details <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Please don't reply to this thread <em>227</em> this is informational only <BR> <BR> November Simplicity Challenge: <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <BR> Welcome to November and the season of eating, fun and at times stress. The last thing that you need to worry about is ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:31:11 EST Question of the Day 10/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59607989 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday and pre Halloween! <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your almost-Friday question of the day so I hope that you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today, do you have a special treat that you like to incorporate in your eating that may not necessarily fit in the 'healthy' category but you enjoy it and do so with moderation? What is it? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:51:13 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59607937 Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2nd to the last day of the challenge! I appreciate everyone who has been on board with the challenge this month and has gone along with me in helping to improve the small habits in our lives. I will post something later about the next challenge I am doing something a bit different but hopefully still fun <BR> <BR> Okay so for day 30 we're going to Spread the Spark <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Today, all you have to do is post something uplifting on another me... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:44:29 EST Question of the Day 10/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59598538 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day! Hopefully everyone's week is going well and you're feeling good and doing well!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Wednesday QOTD -- for today, do you have any bad habits you are trying to kick? Things that aren't doing you any favors? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:41:30 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59598461 Hey everyone! Getting closer to the end of the month -- has this challenge been helpful of reminders of how making some small changes can equal results in the long run? <BR> <BR> We're on day 29 and we're focused on mindfulness again today <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> For today, it is going to take a bit of effort but one that is worth it -- today, the goal is to be present in today -- don't focus on the future, don't dwell on the past but just be present in today. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:31:54 EST Hi ...I'm Risa...I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x59596341 Hi Team! My name is Risa.... I have been on & off on SparkPeople for a few years... I think 7 or so...? Anyways... In February 2014, I had a stroke. I hardly remember anything between February and May/June but I have been recovering.... the stroke really hasn't affected me much except for my short-term memory, and I have some balance issues...I started back on Sparkpeople this summer trying to get my weight back down...which is working...I'm almost back down to where I was. before my stroke. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:54:16 EST Question of the Day 10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59588538 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope Monday was a good start of the week for you all! I am here with your daily question <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> For today - are you nervous and/or stressed with the knowledge that the holidays are fast approaching? Do you worry about the 'eating season' with your plan or do you think that you can practice balance and moderation while in the midst of the holidays? ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:39:20 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59588461 Hey everyone! Welcome to day 28 and almost the near of the end of the Tiny Tweaks Challenge!! <BR> <BR> Today we're back to self care <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> For today, Look at this last month, do you feel like you have good habits in place? Looking toward a lifetime of healthy habits will set you up for when life gets in the way you can revert to good habits already in place and not have to feel like you're on a wagon. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:28:51 EST Question of the Day 10/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59577327 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Once again another Monday is upon us -- I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you all are rested and restored and ready to take on the week ahead <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Monday question, so get ready!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> For today -- what are you focusing on today for your exercise? What do you have planned for the week? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:22:28 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59577281 Sorry I missed yesterday guys -- sometimes a house with four kids equates to no posting <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I am just going to combine challenges from yesterday and today into one for a good Monday morning challenge <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So here goes........... <BR> <BR> Your challenge for today will focus on Nutrition and fitness <em>45</em> <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> For today, we'll make the nutrition aspect to find a fun new recipe you would like to try sometime this week... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:16:38 EST REPOST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59560126 Sorry guys -- this is the right one!! <em>211</em> Posting before <em>106</em> is no bueno!! <BR> <BR> Hey everyone!! Happy Saturday and welcome to day 25!! <BR> <BR> Today we're Spreading the Spark <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple -- post on a team's wall something encouraging. Mean what you say and work to make one of your teams a positive and upbeat place to be! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:31:36 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59560088 Hey everyone!! Happy Saturday and welcome to day 25!! <BR> <BR> Today we're Spreading the Spark <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple -- post on a team's wall something encouraging. Mean what you say and work to make one of your teams a positive and upbeat place to be! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:27:54 EST Question of the Day 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59550183 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning all!!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> TGIF!!!! TGIF!!!! TGIF!!!! <BR> <BR> Welcome to Friday -- we made it!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your final question of the day for the week so I hope your ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, let's sing our woo-hoo's -- what are you feeling good about today??? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:41:24 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59550076 Hey there everyone! We're here on day 24 if you can believe it of the challenge! Today we're focusing on mindfulness <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> For today, your challenge is to allow yourself a treat that you've been craving. Take your treat, enjoy it and savor it. Take it in slowly, enjoy the taste, texture, sight, smell of it. Really enjoy it! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:30:06 EST Hi, I'm new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x59542700 Just signed on today and I am very happy to have found this team. I am just looking for support and to be supportive along this journey. I'm searching for peace of mind in all areas of my life. I look forward to getting to know my team partners. Thanks for being here. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:54:28 EST How to Deal With Setbacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59541100 Ok so it is no secret that I love Go Kaleo -- she's such a voice of reason in an industry that is anything but.... <BR> <BR> She posted a video on how to deal with setbacks and I thought I would share it with you guys. It is just a hair under 10 minutes but I think it is pretty good. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UAw<BR>49beiHY&feature=youtu.be </link> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:55:44 EST Question of the Day 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59540394 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to pre-Friday <em>334</em> I hope that everyone has had a good week so far!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Thursday question so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today -- do you struggle with the ideas of balance and moderation? What is difficult for you? What is easy for you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:36:47 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59540359 Hellllllllo everyone and <em>199</em> to day 23!! Today we're back to self care <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I want everyone to list something positive about yourself today. It can be anything! Think hard! You're unique and special, what is making you feel that way today? <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:32:37 EST Free eBook http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59536210 Hey all, I got Matt Stone's email this afternoon and it looks like he's got a link for a free eBook... Seems relevant for the team <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Stress Less: Targeting the Physiological Roots of Stress <BR> (from Amazon) <BR> "Feeling stressed? <BR> <BR> If you’re looking at Joey Lott’s ‘Stress Less,’ then chances are you’ve encountered stress at some point in your life. Who hasn’t these days? The pace of modern life is frantic, and we all have plenty on our plates with work, r... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:43 EST Question of the Day 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59530662 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy hump day! Welcome to Wednesday! Halfway through the week!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question -- so I hope that you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today's question, how do you measure your progress? What have you found that works for you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:41:24 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59530631 Helllllllllllllo everyone! <em>199</em> to day 22 of the Challenge!! Today we're back to fitness <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> For today, find a fun way to incorporate fitness throughout your day. Take small breaks in your day to make sure you're remaining active -- periodically through the day, do something active. If you work, get up and take a walk to the water cooler, do push ups on commercial breaks when watching tv, take a brisk walk a couple of times today, do a quick round of jump... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:37:45 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x59521496 Hello I am new again. Lost 88lbs three years ago but a medical emergency caused me go gain 30 ish back. I'm here again before it turns into 88plus back. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:43:04 EST Question of the Day 10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59520166 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday all -- I hope that your week is off to a good start so far! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your Tuesday question of the day so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today, do you feel like you have a good balance between being able to push yourself a bit out of your comfort zone and not going too far? How do you work to strike this balance of being able to nudge yourself ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:34:08 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59520084 Helllllllllllllo everyone! <em>235</em> to day 21!! Today we're back to nutrition <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> For today's challenge, we're going to work on protein <em>53</em> Your challenge for today is to get in your target amount of protein for today. Do you know what your target is? Check out this article by SparkPeople for some guidelines: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1963 </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free also to list some of your fa... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:23:42 EST Question of the Day 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59509088 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome back to Monday!! I hope that everyone had a great weekend and are ready to tackle Monday head-on! <BR> <BR> But, I know that you know why I am here so without further ado, here is your Monday morning Question of the Day!! <BR> <BR> For today, how are you focused today on making lifestyle changes instead of 'being on a diet'? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:46:54 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59509008 Hellllllllllo everyone! We're here with day 20 -- today we're focusing on Spreading the Spark <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> For today, find an article here on SparkPeople that resonates with you and what you're working on for your own path. Save it to your articles (to do this in the article and click on the MORE button - at the top with 'Share on Facebook' and 'Share on Pinterest' - then click on 'save'). Anytime you need to retrieve the articles you saved, hover over "Today on SparkPeople"... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:37:46 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59499580 Hellllllllllllllllllllllllllo everyone! I am here with your day 19 challenge. Today we're focusing on mindfulness <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> For today's challenge -- the goal is to focus on one task at at time. It is so easy to focus on EVERYTHING that we have to do that we tend to feel overwhelmed and stressed out. Today the goal is to just focus on one thing at at time, not everything at once. It sounds easier than it really is especially with the crazy lives we lead, but just do your... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:36:23 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59491318 Hey everyone! <em>235</em> to day 18!! Today we're back to some self care <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> For today's challenge, I really want everyone to take some time to think about this -- for today, I want everyone, no matter where you are in your journey, to list all of the positive changes you're making in your life. It is so easy to focus on our hang ups and things that we're struggling with, but for today, I want you to flip that coin and list out (either here or someplace for you) ... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:17:32 EST Question of the Day 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59482246 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> We made it guys!!! We made it to Friday!! Happy dance time!! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone has had a great week and you're ready for the weekend! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here for your Friday morning question of the day so I hope that you're ready..... <BR> <BR> My question for you all today is this: what are you doing t... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:01:20 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59482100 Hey everybody and <em>235</em> to Day 17 Today we're focusing on fitness <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> I am here for day 17 and the ongoing tiny tweaks challenge <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I want everyone to focus on their NEAT activity. All you have to do today is to just focus on and work to bump up your NEAT activity. Whatever it is you typically do, just work to do a tad bit more. It doesn't have to be anything crazy, just work to make it a bit more than usual. There are ma... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:39:46 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59472008 Hello everyone! <em>229</em> to day 16 of the challenge!! <BR> <BR> Today, we're back to nutrition <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I am encouraging everyone to eat a <em>437</em> of freggies. Take today and place focus on getting in a wide variety of fruits and veggies of every color of the rainbow <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/health-report<BR>/diet-nutrition/eating-the-rainbow-for<BR>-good-nutrition.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> It doesn't have to be anything hardco... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:21:15 EST Question of the Day 10/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59472003 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday everyone! I hope that everyone has had a great week and are preparing for Friday <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question so I hope you're ready............. <BR> <BR> Are you keeping your focus on other areas of your life aside from nutriton and fitness to create balance? Are you working to get enough sleep, keep your stress in check and take care of yourself? <BR>... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:20:19 EST Question of the Day 10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59461517 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday! I am here with your Wednesday qotd so I hope you're ready! <BR> <BR> For today, let's do some woo hoo's -what are you feeling good about today? Sing your praises! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:09:35 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59461508 Hey everyone! <em>235</em> to day 15! Halfway through the month - I hope everyone is feeling great! Tiday we're on to spread the spark <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> For today, comment on someone's blog with as positive and uplifting comment. Find someone who needs the support or cheer someone on who is doing well. Today let's work to be as positive force on spark <em>41</em> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:05:36 EST Food intollerance or addiction? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59457305 Hello friends, I would like to hear your opinions and ideas on something we hear so much about nowadays. . . food intollerances. I even underwent some tests here in Italy and I seem to be intollerant to white flour and milk products. Yet, it seems that whoever I speak to about this, hundreds of other people have had the same results. I also would like to know what you think of food addictions . . . do you have a food that you can't seem to "live without" even though it makes you feel irrit... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:03:27 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59451633 Hellllllo everyone! <em>235</em> to day 14 of the challenge! Today we're focused on mindfulness <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> Actually today's challenge can also align with fitness but we're going to place it under the mindfulness category. Today's challenge is going to take a bit of effort on your part but the goal for today's challenge is to be completely mindful in your fitness today. How often do you do your workout and just go through the motions? Before you know it, you're done. ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:21:01 EST Question of the Day 10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59451627 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Goooooood morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone's week is off to a fantastic start!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question, so I hope that you're ready..... <BR> <BR> How are you working today to not let numbers define you? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:20:18 EST Hello, I'm new here :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x62651x59450850 Hello everyone, just signed up to the website this morning and chose this Team because I love the logo!!! I also love the word moderation...which is so important in all aspects of life. I'm 58 and have always battled with my weight and have finally banned the word diet from my vocabulary. I have very little will power and need all the support I can get. I live in Rome, Italy with my daughter and our little dog and am a freelance teacher of english as a second language. I'm looking forward... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 04:25:25 EST Question of the Day 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59441650 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you all! I hope that everyone's weekend was spectacular! Anything fun happening? <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question to kick off the week so I hope you've had the chance to rest your brains!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> For your question today -- are you working to make peace with food? How is that going for you? Are you putting into place the mantra of balance and mo... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:36:25 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59441623 Hey there everyone!! <em>235</em> to Day 13 Today is a day to focus on self care <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> Today, go as big or a small as you'd like but do something for YOU today. Just something to make you feel good. Get a pedicure, get a massage, take a long hot bath, download a new song or eBook. Just something that is for you and ONLY you! Report back and let us know what you did, if you'd like <em>211</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:33:39 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59430526 Hello everyone and welcome to day 12 (okay so a bit early, but tomorrow is going to be a busy one so I am posting tonight...). Today we're going to focus on fitness. <BR> <BR> This one takes a wee bit of effort but for today, Look out at the week ahead and think about what your plans are and then try to figure out or plan what your workouts will be for the week. Set it up in a way that works well with your schedule -- if you have a busy day, plan a relaxing walk in the evening. If you can... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 23:28:56 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59423499 Hellllllllllllllllllllllo everyone! Welcome to day 11 -- Today we're back to nutrition <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge might take a bit of time and some brain power but it is well worth the effort and the planning <em>30</em> Today, think about and/or list your domino/trigger foods. What are these? The *can't eat just one* foods. They're different for everyone. Ice cream for some, chips for another. What might be a domino food for one might be something that is comple... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:44:01 EST Question of the Day 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59414952 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It is that time of week again -- happy dance time! <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I hope that everyone's week has been good and that you're ready for a stellar weekend!! <BR> <BR> QOTD time, Ihope your brain is ready!! <BR> <BR> How are you working to enjoy where you are NOW? It is so easy to focu... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:32:01 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59414859 Heeeey everyone! Welcome to day 10!! For today we're going to focus on Spreading the Spark <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple and fun and will take little time and effort on your part -- for today your challenge is to send someone a goodie. The only stipulation on that goodie is that it is positive and upbeat -- work to spread the spark in a positive manner that helps build up someone <em>41</em> Do this with a minimum of one person but do as many as you'd like!! Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:20:13 EST Question of the Day 10/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59404792 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> A big, huge happy pre-Friday to you all! I hope that everyone's week is going well thus far! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question so I hope that you're ready!! For today, is there anything that you do that gives you an instant mood lift? Do you have an activity that you enjoy doing or somethign that helps you feel good? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 9 Oct 2014 07:32:53 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59404633 <em>235</em> to day 9 everyone!! Today we're focusing on mindfulness <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> Today's task by the exterior seems simplistic but does require some effort -- by day's end, the challenge is to take 5 minutes and find a quiet place that you can go to to just breathe. Being able to focus on just you and your breath is such a rewarding thing and allows you to decompress from the day and get ready for sleep. Find a quiet place and focus on your breath -- in, out. Tune everyt... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 07:12:09 EST Question of the Day 10/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59394726 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning you guys!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy HUMP DAY!! Woo hoo!!! The week mid-point is here! <BR> <BR> Today's question of the day is here -- so I hope you're ready!!! <BR> <BR> How are you with being gentle with yourself? We work to nurture and build up others around us and are gentle with them, do you treat yourself the same way or are you too hard on yourself? Are you working to be more gentle with yourself? <BR> <BR> <em>... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 07:42:04 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59394570 Good morning everyone and welcome to day 8 of the challenge! Today we're going to focus on self care <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> For today, I want everyone to write down 5 things that make you simply spectacular and keep them in a place that you will see them all day (feel free to share them here, too if you'd like... <em>211</em> ). This is a good practice to be in as it helps us boost our mental mojo and how we see ourselves. If it is difficult for you to find 5 things, just start with o... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 07:22:12 EST Question of the Day 10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59384332 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy post-Monday -- we survived! <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> I hope your week is off to a great start so far! <BR> <BR> I am here with your daily question so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> For today's question I am going to piggy back off of the challenge and ask this -- how is everyone doing with exercise? Are you doing things that you enjoy? What kind of workouts are you ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 08:01:23 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59384204 Today we're back to fitness!! <em>68</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is a simple one but one that we all should do -- take an honest look at your fitness routine. Do you enjoy what you do or do you dread it? If you dread it, take some time to really look at what you're doing and try to figure out something that you would enjoy. Bored of cardio? Try yoga or weight lifting. Tired of your current lifting routine try a bodyweight program. Try a group fitness class at the gym. Make a... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:46:36 EST Question of the Day 10/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59372318 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Monday! <em>334</em> I hope that everyone had a great weekend and that you're ready for another Monday and another week! <BR> <BR> I am here with the Monday Morning QOTD so I hope you're ready........ <BR> <BR> In remembering the phrase, "comparison is the thief of joy" how do you do with NOT comparing yourself to others? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 6 Oct 2014 06:59:22 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59372195 Back to nutrition today <BR> <BR> Today put aside any preconceived notion of food before you eat it. It is so easy to bring prejudices and preconceived notions about food to the table. The goal for today is to pay attention to food AFTER you eat it. After you're done eating, how do you feel? Do you feel energized and full? Do you feel lethargic? Do you feel hungry right away? Does your stomach hurt or are you bloated? Do you have a headache? Do you feel GREAT? <BR> <BR> After eac... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 06:42:06 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59362577 Today we're going to focus on Self Care <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> For today's challenge, let's make a point to do something to take care of ourselves. Today it is simple -- I want everyone to take a few minutes and simply compliment yourself. It can be anything -- compliment yourself on having a nice hairstyle, on your smile, on your shirt, on working hard to accomplish your goals, on being a good mom/wife/sister/daughter/etc... the list is endless. Today, I want you to take the negative ... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 08:04:03 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59353490 Spread the Spark!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is simple but fun! Update your SparkPage -- how long has it been since you've read through your page? Is it in need of an update? Take some time to review over your introduction, and your profile. Bonus -- if your page is good to go, update it and make it festive maybe decorate it for Autumn or Halloween or just change some of the pictures and background. Have fun with it and make it uniquely you <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sat, 4 Oct 2014 08:13:10 EST Question of the Day 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59342875 <em>106</em> <em>67</em> Good morning everyone!!! <em>106</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday team!! It is the TGIF happy dance <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> I hope everyone's week has been good and that your Friday goes well!! <BR> <BR> I am here with your Friday question of the day so I hope you're ready........ <BR> <BR> For today, nothing hard core, I just thought it would be fun for us all to do a shout out on what we're feeling good about today so ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:15:14 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59342713 Today's focus is going to be mindfulness <em>414</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is a simple one -- today find some time to relax and unwind from the day. Step away from the computer, put away your phone, turn off the TV. Have a nice conversation with your significant other or a friend. Play a game. Read. Light a candle and take a bath (glass of wine optional <em>408</em> ). Meditate. Something that will allow you to just unwind, turn off your thoughts and prepare yourself for ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:03:51 EST Question of the Day 10/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59331975 <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Happy pre-Friday to you all! We're one day closer to Friday <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your morning QOTD so I hope you're ready!! <BR> <BR> How are you working to be more active? Aside from your structured exercise, how do you work to build more NEAT activity into your day? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 07:23:48 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59327248 I am going to post this a day early guys (sorry! life is crazy right now with family obligations...) <BR> <BR> Hey everyone -- welcome to day number 2!! <BR> <BR> For today's challenge, we're going to focus on fitness. Today's challenge is to find a unique way to be active. Mix it up and be a bit different than what you typically do -- but whatever you do, make it fun! YouTube has a whole lot of workouts also... it can be something simple like a different DVD or taking a different rout... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:34:26 EST Question of the Day 10/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59320391 <em>67</em> <em>106</em> Good morning everyone!! <em>67</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Happy October 1st!! <em>465</em> <em>333</em> <em>420</em> <BR> <BR> I am here with your 1st question of the day for October so I hope you're ready <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any goals you hope to achieve for the month? Anything new and exciting coming down the pike? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:31:09 EST Tiny Tweaks Challenge Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59320370 Happy October 1st, everyone!! <em>465</em> I hope everyone is ready to tackle October full speed ahead! <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge for <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> For today -- take an honest look at your eating plan. Is it working for you and does it make you happy? Some things to consider are: <BR> <BR> - is it sustainable? <BR> - is it too restrictive? <BR> - does it make you happy? <BR> - do you have to fit your life around it? <BR> - do you label foods as 'good' or 'bad'? <... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 07:28:35 EST October Tiny Tweaks Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59309415 Hey everyone! I am going to post this here today as a 'sticky' so that you all know what is coming down the pike <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> The October Tiny Tweaks Challenge...... <BR> <BR> For this challenge I will post something daily that will center on 5 different areas: <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Nutrition -- in order to make lasting and sustainable change, nutrition doesn't have to be a huge overhaul sometimes making small changes makes a big impact! <BR> <BR> <em>68</em> Fitne... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:42:29 EST Question of the Day 9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59309210 Happy Last Day of September!!!!!!!!!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Guess what guys?! I am back with your daily question muwahahahahaha!!!!! <em>18</em> I hope that you are ready for me to pick your brains!! <BR> <BR> I've missed posting for you guys <em>39</em> but thank you once again POSITIVEHOPE you ROCK for taking the question for the month it has been nice to rest and recharge my brain.... <BR> <BR> Okay enough of my babbling...... on to the important stuff -- your question of ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:19:12 EST 09/30/14: Challenge Day 30 - Plan for October http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59300858 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm posting this a day early so that we can begin to consider what we want for the month to come. If you haven't been participating in the challenges, you may want to take this time to consider doing so. <BR> <BR> I know for myself that taking the time each day to simply think about balance in my life in a variety of ways has done wonders to create a solid foundation of balance upon which the rest of my life can rest. <BR> <BR> I invite you to take this time and pl... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:16:53 EST 09/29/14: Challenge Day 29 - Reflect & Share! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59300522 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> What did you do to nurture your spirit and passion yesterday? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So, September is now rapidly drawing to a close... how did it go? <BR> <BR> What do you appreciate about this past month? <BR> <BR> What did you learn about yourself? <BR> <BR> Did you meet your process goals to your own satisfaction? <BR> <BR> What were your stumbling blocks, if any? <BR> <BR> How might you use these observations to cre... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:49:27 EST 09/28/14: Challenge Day 28 - Let Your Spirit Soar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59290846 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your 'Do Something Saturday? What did you do? <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> "Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of lov... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:55:57 EST Question of the Day 9/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59281878 Happy Saturday my Sparkling friends! Weekends are wonderful. Time to relax, enjoy your family and do things out of the ordinary. <BR> Many people find staying on the healthy lifestyle harder on the weekends. How do you balance your weekend? Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:30:47 EST 09/27/14: Challenge Day 27 - Saturday 'Something' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59281104 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> Have you put a list of your NSVs where it can inspire you daily? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is up to you! <BR> <BR> If you've had a busy week and your 'do something' is to take a day off and relax, do that. If your goal is to hike a mountain, do that. If your goal is to get caught up on housework, do that. Maybe today you need to break free... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:46:24 EST Question of the Day 9/26/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59273554 Grateful that it is Friday! <BR> What are you grateful for today? Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:09:16 EST 09/26/14: Challenge Day 26 - ROCK Your NSVs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59271306 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> How did you do with your process goals yesterday? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> So now that you realize just how very awesome you are, let's crow about our NSVs in relation to our process goals this month! <BR> <BR> What are NSV's? Non Scale Victories! The scale can be a big push in the right direction (when it goes in the right direction) or it can ruin one's day (when it doesn't). The real progress i... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:59:46 EST Question of the Day 9/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59261517 Goals. We choose goals as positive motivation and to have something to measure progress on our journey. <BR> What was your initial goal? Has it changed or morphed? Have you added additional goals? How did you chose your goals? <BR> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:38:34 EST Free eBook "The Health Trap: Why 'Healthy' Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59259455 Hey guys, Matt Stone sent out one of his e-Newsletters today and he included a link to a free eBook by Chris Sandel. I can't put my personal stamp of approval on it as I have not read it but here is the description and the link for anyone who might be interested.... <BR> <BR> (from Amazon.com) <BR> Tried every diet there is? <BR> <BR> Are you always on the lookout for the next big weight-loss craze? Do you excitedly snap up the newest, strangest diet fad out there, wondering if this is fin... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:29:06 EST 09/25/14: Challenge Day 25 - More Than a Number! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59256740 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> Good morning, BEAUTIFUL! How do you feel about yesterday's challenge? <BR> <BR> It is easy to get wrapped up in numbers and statistics. Knowledge and obsession are two very different things, and the line between them can be, at times, a fine balance to walk. When in the process of weight loss/maintenance the numbers can drive us, and it can become ... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:14:10 EST Question of the Day 9/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59251968 Fitness and Exercise. We all need it and it is the companion to nutrition in a healthy lifestyle. <BR> What do you choose to do for fitness minutes? What lead your to pick? <BR> Do you track your fitness? How do you measure improvement? <BR> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:18:43 EST 09/24/14: Challenge Day 24 - Your Amazing Body! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59249312 Any process goal concerns? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> Have you discovered your foundation on which to build October's success? <BR> <BR> <BR> We spend immense amounts of time looking at ourselves critically, and picking ourselves apart, and detailing all of our physical short-comings. In order to create balance and moderation in our lives, we need to reach the point where we can deeply appreciate ourselves and what our bodi... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:42:02 EST Question of the Day 9/23/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59240339 We read that our healthy lifestyle journeys requires consistency, but does not require perfection. Those points may mark the outside edges we use to evaluate our behavior. <BR> Where is the middle, balanced, moderate point for you between remaining consistent but not striving for perfection? <BR> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:55:46 EST 09/23/14: Challenge Day 23 - Focus on the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59238954 Any process goal concerns? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> How did your exercise in compassion go? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is so easy to get stuck on our hang ups, and things that trip us up, and things that we're struggling with. It is so easy to dwell on those things, while overlooking our accomplishments, thus failing to give to ourselves the credit we truly deserve. <BR> <BR> Think about it: how often do you just sit back... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:36:25 EST Making Resolutions (ahem GOALS) Stick http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59237086 I don't think I have ever posted this one, but Go Kaleo put this out in the New Year and I thought it can pertain to ANY time of the year. It also goes in tandem with the awesome September challenge that Ramona is doing for us. For whatever reason, Go Kaleo's links don't always come through when I post them (weird, I don't know if it is my browser or the user <em>20</em> ) but I am going to post this. It is something that we can all use as we come to the end of the challenge for our pro... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:53:44 EST Consistency Trifecta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59236442 Hey guys -- I thought that this was a good one from EM2WL group. Great overall message and I thought I would share <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I especially like the thought of focusing just as much (if not more) on the NSV's <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <link>eatmore2weighless.com/consistency-tr<BR>ifecta/ </link> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:39:43 EST Question of the Day 9/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59229812 We all need an internal editor to moderate those negative, critical, internal thoughts about ourselves. When you look at your reflection do you first see things to criticize and then see the things you like? <BR> What are you doing to improve your self image? <BR> <BR> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:02:09 EST 09/22/14: Challenge Day 22 - Compassion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59226747 Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> What did you do to nurture your spirit and passion yesterday? <BR> <BR> How did your process goals fare over the weekend? Are you tweaking in preparation for October? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. [TODAY] is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumber... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:22:21 EST 09/21/14: Challenge Day 21 - Let Your Spirit Soar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59215465 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> How was your 'Do Something Saturday? What did you do? <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.” ~ Yoda, Star Wa... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:22:52 EST Question of the Day 9/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59212703 Last day of Summer. <BR> Read this on a blog yesterday. <BR> You just have to remember that good judgment comes from bad experience ... and most of that comes from bad judgment. <BR> Reflect on your past experiences, critical self judgments and how you have used those to modify your current behaviors. Overcoming is empowering in so many ways. <BR> How are you using your past experiences? Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:55:09 EST Question of the Day 9/20/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59207695 Going through the checkout counter, we all see the tabloid magazines headlines. Celebrities are usually the subject of fat shaming headlines. Our culture has come to accept to accept outspoken comments about others and some of us have experienced this ourselves. These wounds go deep. <BR> QOD. Share your healing words. <BR> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:31:58 EST 09/20/14: Challenge Day 20 - Saturday 'Something' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59206720 Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> How do what you want from your body, and your process goals line up? <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is up to you! <BR> <BR> If you've had a busy week and your 'do something' is to take a day off and relax, do that. If your goal is to hike a mountain, do that. If your goal is to get caught up on housework, do that. Maybe today you need to break free from plans, and goals and expectations... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:44:29 EST Question of the Day 9/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59197758 Giving generously of your time and talents is an admirable quality. Many people find it difficult to easily include themselves as the recipient of these gifts. <BR> How do you spend time on yourself? What do you do just for yourself? How do you balance your feelings? Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:54 EST 09/19/14: Challenge Day 19 - What Do You Want? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59196550 Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> How did the pampering go yesterday? Have you noticed any indirect payoff? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge involves an exercise that not many do, but one that can be amazingly helpful in terms of evaluating process goals. Ask yourself, what do you want from your body? Are you looking for strength? Are you wanting to be able to run? Are you wanting to build endurance? Do you want to b... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:07:29 EST Question of the Day 9/18/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59188320 Food Selection Choices <BR> We are offer many choices including: <BR> reduced fat, low carb, artificial sweeteners, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, high fiber, organic, individual portion pkging, hormone free, locally grown, low sodium, etc. <BR> <BR> What guides your choices? <BR> <BR> Just got back from grocery shopping, whew! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:26:23 EST Let Go of who you should be http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28096x62651x59187499 I loved this and thought I'd share. I'm on my phone so I hope the link comes through Ok <BR> <BR> <link>christieinge.com/let-go-of-who-you-s<BR>hould-be-so-that-you-can-see-who-you-t<BR>ruly-are/ </link> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:21:02 EST 09/18/14: Challenge Day 18 - Pamper Yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59185798 Hi, everyone! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> What did you do for play? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something nice for yourself. <BR> <BR> Pampering yourself in whatever way you can adds to your confidence, self esteem and energy levels. When you feel healthy and cared for those close to you also benefit from the inner glow that pampering nurtures. <BR> <BR> Today, give yourself the gift of something just for you ... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:29:56 EST Question of the Day 9/17/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59177178 Motivation. <BR> Why do you want to lose weight? <BR> We all have lots of reasons. <BR> Health, to look good, to be physically able to do more, to feel better about yourself, etc. <BR> How do you balance your motivation? <BR> Are multiple reasons synergistic or competing? <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:41:33 EST Food for Thought.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59175052 Vanilla in the Front posted this update recently ( <link>https://www.facebook.com/VanillaInTh<BR>eFront </link> ) and I thought I would put this out there. <BR> <BR> "What if I told you that exercise was a gift to your body, not a punishment? What if I said eating healthy food that you still love is how you were meant to eat? What if I told you that you didn't have to label any food as bad anymore? What if I said there was no "wagon"? <BR> <BR> What if you knew you were beautiful and w... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:45:30 EST 09/17/14: Challenge Day 17 - Make Exercise Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59173461 Hi, everybody! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> Everybody still breathing? Were you able to take some time to just breathe? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all know that we should exercise, but wouldn't being active be more fun if it ... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:05 EST 09/16/14: Challenge Day 16 - Take 5 Minutes Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59162011 Hey, everybody! <BR> <BR> Any process goal concerns? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> How did your self-talk go yesterday? Isn't it wonderful to talk to someone intelligent from time to time? :) <BR> <BR> Do you ever catch yourself holding your breath throughout the day? Do you notice what your body is doing as you do? <BR> <BR> For today's challenge, take 5 minutes today to breathe, just breathe. Go someplace you can be completely alone, no TV, no computer, no kids, no hus... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:11:23 EST Question of the Day 9/16/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59159058 Sorry I missed yesterday. <BR> <BR> QOD <BR> How do you balance and moderate your inner voice, you know the one that wants to place judgments on your behavior? <BR> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:35:06 EST 09/15/14: Challenge Day 15 - Positive Self Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59149461 What did you do to nurture your spirit and passion yesterday? <BR> How did your process goals fare over the weekend? For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For our challenge today, we are going to focus on how we talk to ourselves throughout the day. <BR> <BR> "Positive self-talk is the dialogue that goes on in your mind. It is where you believe in yourself and are confident in your capabilities to the point that you are certain that you will succeed. People that achie... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:59:13 EST 09/14/14: Challenge Day 14 - Let Your Spirit Soar! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59137635 How was your 'Do Something Saturday? What did you do? <BR> For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.” ~ Nicholas Sparks <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> A part of balancing life is taking care of your spiritual needs... and this isn't some sort of 'chur... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 01:25:54 EST 9 Best Body Positive Quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59129672 I am not sure whether or not everyone else got this, but I figured just in case, I would post it. I thought it was a good one and worth the time to read!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=9_bodypositive_quotes_to_boost_your<BR>_selfesteem </link> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:52:45 EST 09/13/14: Challenge Day 13 - Saturday 'Something' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59128597 Any process goal concerns? Anything you'd like to 'crow' about? <BR> <BR> For what are you most grateful today? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is up to you! <BR> <BR> If you've had a busy week and your 'do something' is to take a day off and relax, do that. If your goal is to hike a mountain, do that. If your goal is to get caught up on housework, do that. Maybe today you need to break free from plans, and goals and expectations. Make time to PLAY! <BR> <BR> Whatever your needs... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:28:10 EST Nutrition is Complicated: You Can't Trust Your Bod http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28097x62651x59125601 A decent read by Nia Shanks. I wonder how many of us have fallen into the diet trap that she talks about. I know I did -- this is one of the many reasons that I truly respect Nia. She's dug herself out of it. And she likes Talenti <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Has anyone else dealt with this? <BR> <BR> <link>www.niashanks.com/nutrition-trust-yo<BR>ur-body/ </link> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:29:42 EST 09/12/14: Challenge Day 12 - Gratitude Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=28098x62651x59121856 Any process goal concerns? Anything you'd like to 'crow' about? <BR> <BR> Did you remind yourself of what you're proud of throughout the day yesterday? <BR> <BR> <BR> For today and the rest of the month, as you work through your process goals, make gratitude for all that you are (your overall awesomeness), all that you have, all of which you are capable, and all that you've accomplished the focus. <BR> <BR> "Research has demonstrated that the act of gratitude – and it really is an action... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:55:15 EST It's a NSV Party!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59119353 <em>215</em> Come one come all! <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> It is the official Balance and Moderation team NSV party! <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What is a NSV <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am glad you asked! <BR> <BR> N - non <BR> S - scale <BR> V - victory <BR> <BR> <em>225</em> <BR> <BR> It is so easy to get wrapped up in the aesthetic side of things when it comes to celebrating success, however, that is not going to be the case HERE! <BR> <BR> W... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:26:19 EST Question of the Day 9/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x62651x59117937 Question of the Day 9/12/14 <BR> <BR> Do you still fight cravings and urges? <BR> What helps you keep your balance? <BR> How do you see food desires, cravings and urges in relation to a life of balance and moderation? <BR> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:48:50 EST