SparkPeople Leaving 230-ville Team Messageboard Welcome to 230-ville! We'll make sure your stay here is short and sweet! SparkPeople Leaving 230-ville Team Messageboard Still trying I have been at this for what seems to be forever &amp; I'm still hanging in their. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:50:43 EST 30-Ville Apartments For Rent Just arrived from the city up the street. The apartment look very tidy, hardly used. I guess that means people don't stick around here and the town down the road is a bit more exciting? Well, I am stationed here for about 4 weeks. I will keep my new 5th floor apartment tidy for the next person. Anything cool happening in town or is it a sleepy little ville? Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:29:39 EST Hey everyone I'm stacy. I've been part of spark for years. I use to be really into it. Lately I've been getting on just to log food &amp; water sporadically. Yesterday I decided to really use it again and that means teams! So I am rejoining teams and looking for people to talk with and in turn be there for them as well. Weighing in @ 231 hope to not be here too long! <BR> Ps: what is and how do I huddle Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:04:03 EST Just can't seem to leave.... I'm back here.... and no matter what I do... I just can't seem to get out of here!! lol I have 5 lbs to go... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:09:48 EST Bye Bye 230 ville for me! It was nice to briefly stop by but I am headed to 220 ville (229.2 to be precise) so thanks for the energy! <BR> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:55:41 EST bye bye 230-ville I am hoping it is the last time in my life that I even come close to you. Not to be rude or anything. But I won't miss you. Goodbye. Fri, 5 Apr 2013 07:01:56 EST almost outta here. As of this AM I am 230.2 1/2 lb. And I will be gone. Woohoo!!!!!! Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:17:48 EST WHAT EXERCISE DID YOU DO TODAY? Hey Team! I like to post my daily exercise because it helps keep me accountable to the team. SO, here it goes: I started my day with a 70 min brisk walk. <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 9 Aug 2012 12:11:23 EST WHAT'S THE SECRET TO LEAVING 230-VILLE SOON? HOWDY, FOLKS! <BR> <BR> WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME YOU TO 'LEAVING 230-VILLE'! <BR> <BR> JUST PASSING THROUGH ? PLEASE MAKE YOURSEVES AT HOME WHILE YOU SPEND TIME WITH US. <BR> <BR> ALL OUR FOLKS ARE REAL FRIENDLY-LIKE AND WE LOVE TO HELP OUT, LIKE WITH GIVING DIRECTIONS TO GET OUT OF TOWN SOON. <BR> <BR> DON'T WANT TO STAY ALL THAT LONG HERE? JUST WANT YOUR STAYS TO BE SHORT AND SWEET? LOOKING FOR THE ROAD OUT OF TOWN ALREADY? <BR> <BR> IT'S A SECRET ROAD OVER YONDER. HERE'S THE ROAD ... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 22:52:40 EST HOW WAS EVERYONE'S DAY? off work, walked 40 mins., under 1500 calls. <BR> <BR> Have to get out of Dodge fast! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:21:34 EST Chest gets in the way!! :-( Hi Ladies, <BR> <BR> Big Dilema... I have quiet a large bust and with the all important sports bra on I find it really diffictul and quite painful to do cardio such as jumps and running... does anyone else suffer with the same problem and how do you get around it! <BR> <BR> x x <em>220</em> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:46:22 EST 230-ville Library: SILLY STORY IN 5 WORDS! Okay, so who wants to have some fun writing a story? Use 5 words and continue the story off the previous post. <em>100</em> <em>150</em> <em>246</em> <em>239</em> <BR> <BR> Starting it out... <BR> <BR> At the Mid-town Fair today... Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:40:40 EST MID-TOWN FAIR! Free Admit for 235lb and under!! <em>235</em> <em>242</em> <em>279</em> <em>345</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> WELCOME TO THE 230-VILLE MID-TOWN FAIR! <BR> <BR> IT'S A CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE BEING HALFWAY OUT OF 230-VILLE! <BR> <BR> ALL NEIGHBORS ARE WELCOME, BUT THOSE 235 LBS AND UNDER GET IN FREE! <BR> <BR> <BR> POST HERE IF YOU HAVE A FREE TICKET TO THE 230-VILLE FAIR! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>222</em> <em>289</em> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:23:26 EST What DIDN'T you eat?! Celebrate here!!! Wohooo! we know none of us here in 230-ville are perfect, but let's not dwell on what we ATE. <BR> <BR> Let's celebrate the moments when we said NO to temptation!!! <em>483</em> <em>471</em> <em>475</em> <em>495</em> <em>493</em> <em>473</em> <em>76</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every time you DON'T eat something that you would have not thought twice about before, you are making the choices that will lead you down the road to success! <BR> <BR> So...what DIDN'T you eat? <BR> Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:45:22 EST HANGMAN/SPARK of Fortune (guess a letter game) One letter guess per person per day. When you feel you can solve the puzzle, please post it to this board. The first player to post the correct answer will receive a SPARKGoodie! <BR> <BR> Available letters: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z <BR> <BR> Guessed Letters: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> &#9644; &#9644; &#9644; <em>226</em> &#9644; &#9644; &#9644; &#9644; <em>226</em> &#9644; &#9644; &#9644; &#9644; <em>226</em> <BR> <BR> &#9644; &#9644; &#9644; &#96... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:56:26 EST Daily Motivation YOUR ASPIRATIONS ARE YOUR POSSIBILITIES <BR> <BR> The first ingredient of your success is to dream a great dream. <BR> <BR> You must dream big and think big to be big. High expectation always precedes high achievement. <BR> <BR> You're as small as your controlling desires, or as great as your dominant aspirations. <BR> <BR> Once your mind stretches to a new idea it will never go back to its original dimensions. If you dream of little goals you can expect little achievement. <BR> <BR> Dre... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:17:25 EST ROADSIDE CHAT - POST HERE AND YOU GET A GOODY! (I borrowed this from another team.) <BR> (I forget which one...) <BR> <BR> Let's get to know each other! Answer the following: <BR> <BR> SP name? <BR> Age? <BR> Goal weight? by what date? <BR> Married? Kids? Pets? <BR> Where were you born? <BR> Any hobbies? <BR> What is your favorite food? <BR> Now, what is your favorite fruit? Veggie? <BR> At what time of the day do you like to exercise? <BR> When you achieve a goal,how do you reward yourself? <BR> <BR> POST HERE AND YOU GET A SPARKGOODI... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:58:24 EST GPS (I borrowed this from 200-ville) <BR> <BR> There are times when we need help in finding our way. <BR> Let's come up with 240 ways to get below 240 pounds! <BR> Don't be shy; your tip may be just what your team member needs to hear! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:52:02 EST TOURIST TRAPS Had a bad day? Fell into a Tourist Trap? <BR> Start over here...renew your commitment to go on down the road. (And stop visiting those tempting traps!) Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:48:07 EST STOP! Before you blow your eating plan, STOP here and give yourself a pep talk! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:43:59 EST EMOTICON YOUR ROAD MOOD Don't hold back...let us know how you feel! Sun, 5 Dec 2010 18:37:04 EST Not Planning To Stay Too Long... <em>125</em> Hi Everyone! <em>125</em> <BR> <BR> I'm Kim. Been on SparkPeople since March 2010. Started my journey on January 21, 2010. Lost 166.6 pounds. Feeling energized and alive! Currently I am 238.4 and hoping to exit the 230's before christmas. But if I don't.. I'm extremely happy where I am. :) <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:36:32 EST Making plans to move to 220-ville Well this morning I was 228 on my Wii scale and then 225 on the home scale. Tomorrow I have a doctor's appointment. If the scale there weighs me under 230 I will be moving on. I am officially giving notice. However, I hope that I see the rest of you along the way. I'm ready to leave the town but not the residents. I'll update you all tomorrow! <em>334</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 21:24:07 EST Just stopping in for a bit... Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Janice. I am new to this town. Not trying to put the town down - there are a lot of nice folks here - but I'm only staying for a while. I am hoping to mosey on into 220-ville within the next two weeks. Hopefully, we'll all travel together. :) Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:59:59 EST Glad I joined - New Member in Syracuse Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to the SP site and there is so much content, I'm still a little overwhelmed. I am a member of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) in Syracuse. We have a wonderful group and they have helped me so much. Since joining them last year, I have lost about 20 pounds. I was actually down about 28, but have managed to gain some of it back. Although our meetings are a great inspiration and a huge help to me, I really needed something to keep me on track daily. Luck... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 14:15:16 EST Saying Farewell This morning when I weighed I was down to 229. I have been in this team on and off for 3 years and I am ready to say farewell. I am moving on to a new team now finally, Leaving 220 ville. <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there soon. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:34:13 EST Word Of The Day... September 18 <BR> <BR> wend \WEND\, verb: <BR> <BR> 1. To pursue or direct (one's way). <BR> 2. To proceed or go. Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:08:05 EST Daily Holiday... Yom Kippur (Jewish - Sept 18) <BR> Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year and is observed on the tenth day of Tishri. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers. <BR> <BR> Yom Kippur is a day of "NOT" doing. There is no blowing of the Shofar and Jews may not eat or drink, as fasting is the rule. It is believed that to fast on Yom Kippur is to emulate the angels in heaven, who do not eat, drink, or wash. <BR> <BR> On Yom Kippur the Book of Life is clo... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 20:07:53 EST Did You Know... Did You Know? <BR> Facts, Figures & Folklore <BR> About Fall / Autumn <BR> Sept 18 : 04 days to Fall <BR> <BR> Did you know that the word autumn comes from the French word, automne? <BR> <BR> The word came into common usage around the 16th century, before which "harvest" was used to refer to this time of year. The use of harvest fell out of popularity as people gradually began living in towns and working the land became less common. <BR> <BR> Did you know that Americans colloq... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:44:03 EST Joke Of The Day... A young man at this construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone based on his strength. He especially made fun of one of the older workman. After several minutes, the older worker had enough. <BR> <BR> "Why don't you put your money where you mouth is?" he said. "I'll bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to the other building that you won't be able to wheel back." <BR> <BR> "You're on, old man," the young man replied. "Let's see what you've got." ... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 13:14:25 EST Today in Television History.... SEPTEMBER 17th... <BR> <BR> 1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV. <BR> <BR> 1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen. <BR> <BR> 1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched." <BR> <BR> 1965 - The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired. <BR> <BR> 1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV. <BR> <BR> 1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV. <BR> <BR> 1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and pe... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:28:49 EST I'm ready to say soo long I`ve been stuck in this place for a very long time! <BR> I'm ready to leave here permanently.Im making life style changes and doing it the spark way. <em>104</em> Tue, 7 Sep 2010 11:25:18 EST inspiration Lets post something positive or inspirational daily. Sat, 29 May 2010 10:22:35 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/22 Why is today a great day? Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:05:31 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/20 Do you have a pet? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:16:23 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/10 It's the WEEKEND! <BR> What are your exercise plans, people? Fri, 9 Apr 2010 20:43:19 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/8 Do you have varying sizes of clothing in your closet? <BR> Like, say, a "fat" wardrobe and a "skinny" wardrobe? Thu, 8 Apr 2010 18:05:40 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/4 Happy Holidays, Everyone!! <BR> <BR> Scenic Overpass will resume tomorrow! <BR> <BR> <em>125</em> <em>448</em> <em>214</em> <em>449</em> <em>87</em> <em>450</em> <em>126</em> Sun, 4 Apr 2010 09:05:20 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/2 What was the last movie you saw/rented? Fri, 2 Apr 2010 12:34:28 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 4/1 Sorry, Team...I've been sick. Still am! <BR> <BR> Do you do the SP exercises (Coach Nancy)? <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:52:11 EST Back in town for a week maybe..... Hey girls I'm back for a pit stop, had first weighin in a couple weeks and was up 8 pounds, ouch!!!!! <BR> So whose with me to do a nasty couple weeks of work and eating in a cleansing way and getting the heck out of here!!!! <BR> I have 7 pounds to get me back to 220-ville so lets see if I can get it off as fast as I put it on lol. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:34:57 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/28 <em>91</em> <BR> Did you drink 8 glasses today? Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:14:57 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/27 It's the WEEKEND!!!!! <BR> What fun-tastic things do you have planned? Sat, 27 Mar 2010 08:54:50 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/24 It's supposed to be Spring!'s the weather where you live? Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:52:59 EST LET'S WALK RT 66! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Welcome to AARP's Get Fit on Route 66. When you register for this free adventure, you embark on a nostalgic virtual journey down the legendary highway — The Main Street of America — made famous in books, movies, and on TV. <BR> <BR> To help inspire you to be more active, you'll travel from Chicago to Santa Monica (2,448 miles) by recording exercise minutes. One minute of activity equals one mile on the route. <BR> <BR> OK--SO HOW MANY OF... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:59:23 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/23 How often do you weigh yourself? Mon, 22 Mar 2010 20:36:08 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/21 What is your least favorite chore? Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:33:56 EST Scenic Overpass 3/20 It's that time again...! <BR> What are your weekend plans? <BR> <BR> It's gorgeous in the NYC area. I plan to get some shopping done, maybe a hike, too! Fri, 19 Mar 2010 18:34:04 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/19 What is your favorite flower? Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:17:13 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/17 <em>137</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have the Luck O'the Irish? Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:43:12 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/16 What is your favorite SparkPeople site? Why? Tue, 16 Mar 2010 07:40:26 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/15 Do you keep a journal? or blog? <BR> How has writing about your weight loss helped your journey? Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:59:45 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/14 Do you get your water in every day... <BR> ...or do you believe that '8 glasses' is just hype? <BR> Besides water, what do you drink? <BR> (i.e. soda, green tea, etc.) Sun, 14 Mar 2010 04:11:42 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/13 It's the weekend again! (It seems to come so fast...!) <BR> What are your plans? <BR> Specifically, what are your exercise plans? <BR> Fri, 12 Mar 2010 22:23:13 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/12 Do you let the scales dictate what kind of day you will have? Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:33:18 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/11 Have you made the SP Motivational Collage? Wed, 10 Mar 2010 23:48:02 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/10 What is your favorite mantra/scripture that motivates you and get you back on track? Wed, 10 Mar 2010 01:49:51 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/9 What is your favorite mantra/scripture that brightens your day and gets you back on track? Tue, 9 Mar 2010 00:14:34 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/8 What is your favorite mantra/scripture that brightens your day and gets you back on track? Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:07:13 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/7 What do you plan to do during the Oscars? <BR> <BR> I plan to stretch and, if I'm not too lazy, lift weights. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:10:43 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/5 (Sorry I'm late...!) <BR> <BR> What are your EXERCISE plans for the weekend? Fri, 5 Mar 2010 08:00:25 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/4 Did you get your fruits and/or veggies in today? <BR> <BR> If so, don't forget to mark it on Flowers Along The Highway! Wed, 3 Mar 2010 22:01:10 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/3 Didja watch The Biggest Loser? <BR> What did you think? <BR> If you don't watch the show...why not? <BR> <em>344</em> <em>295</em> <em>323</em> <em>315</em> <em>193</em> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 22:04:05 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/2 Did you set a mini-goal for this week? <BR> If so, what is it? <BR> If not-consider doing so! <BR> <em>194</em> <em>311</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>277</em> <em>405</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 20:06:44 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 3/1 Are you a TV junkie? <BR> <BR> (I am) Sun, 28 Feb 2010 23:21:16 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/28 <em>311</em> <BR> Do you own a pedometer? Sat, 27 Feb 2010 22:04:24 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/27 What are your plans for this weekend? <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 21:16:13 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/26 <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> What do you do when you lose your motivation? <BR> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 02:46:39 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/25 <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any tattoos, or body piercings (besides the ears)? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:15:05 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/24 How many diets did you try before finding SparkPeople? <BR> (You can list them if you want... <BR> ...or if space permits :) Wed, 24 Feb 2010 07:30:26 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/23 Have you used any of the SparkPeople recipes? <BR> If so, is there one you recommend to the rest of us? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:02:38 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/22 What is your favorite type of exercise? Mon, 22 Feb 2010 06:35:06 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/21 Do you plan your meals, or do you go by intuition? <BR> Do you use the SparkPeople calorie counter? <BR> Do you weigh your food? Sun, 21 Feb 2010 00:38:29 EST SCENIC OVERPASS 2/20 If money was no object, would you have plastic surgery? <BR> On what body part? Fri, 19 Feb 2010 21:41:46 EST WHO WHAT WHERE & WHEN 2/19 What is your favorite SP feature? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> P.S: <BR> I'd like to rename this forum. Any suggestions? Thu, 18 Feb 2010 21:54:28 EST WHO WHAT WHERE & WHEN 2/18 Did you make a New Year's resolution? <BR> If so, what was it? <BR> Are you still keeping it? Wed, 17 Feb 2010 22:20:49 EST WHO WHAT WHERE & WHEN #4 Question 2/17: <BR> <BR> Did you buy The Spark? <BR> <BR> If you did: did you read it? What did you think? <BR> <BR> If you didn't: why not? Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:04:05 EST WHO WHAT WHERE & WHEN #3 Today's question: <BR> <BR> What is your strongest asset? Tue, 16 Feb 2010 06:46:08 EST who what where & when #2 2/15 question: <BR> <BR> How did you find SparkPeople? Mon, 15 Feb 2010 08:57:28 EST CHANGE ONE LETTER... This is a very simple and fun word challenge game.. <BR> change one letter to make a new word. HAVE FUN! <BR> <BR> Here is your word to start.... <BR> <BR> <BR> START Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:57:10 EST FLOWERS ALONG THE HIGHWAY For each daily goal that you set for yourself please come by and "plant" a flower to show your progress. <BR> <BR> Here is just an example: <BR> <BR> Water <em>214</em> <BR> Exercise <em>87</em> <BR> calories <em>146</em> <BR> <BR> Make your own challenges to yourself and use any flower or combination of flowers, sunshine, any of the "warm and sunny" icons that will fill our interstate with feelings of Spring and let us see our progress! <BR> Have fun "Planting flowers" <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:54:52 EST WHO WHAT WHEN AND WHERE?? A daily question will be posted here sure to come by and give your answers, thoughts and ideas! Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:50:08 EST Um!! I have a little personal question that I need big help with. Aunt Flo is due in a few days and I'm beginning to do my bloating. It's made be gain 2.5 pounds. I'm really disappointed and I'm not sure what to do. I was doing really well, but this seems to happen every month that Aunt Flo seems to leave a pound or two extra with me. I'm not a junk food craver at that time and I don't pig out. I haven't increased food intake. Please help, does anyone have any suggestions? I really need a few or s... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 19:55:50 EST HOPING TO BE ON THE NEXT INTERSTATE! Hello!! <BR> <BR> I joined yesterday and I love this already. I had back surgery (i am only 21 years old) becuase of my herniated discs. Since I have gained 30lbs. But I want to lose a total of 70lbs. My boyfriend and best friend have been there for me and I am so thankful!! We work out for 2 hours about 4x a week. <BR> <BR> I don't know how long I will be able to keep that up for!! food has been a big challenge becuase of my ulcers. <BR> <BR> I would love friends! and tips if you have any... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 02:21:26 EST Please Help!! I am getting to the point where I'm a little confused. I know the concept of calories in calories out, that you need to burn more calories than you consume (if that's right)and that you need to drink water for metabolism and helping with dehydration. I have also read that you are to exercise most days of the week, atleast 3 times a week or 5-7 days a week. <BR> I guess what I'm asking is PLEASE HELP!!!! My brain is racked and I'm confused all over again. I am eating between 1200-1600 calor... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:46:20 EST Looking for a Buddy!!! I am 26years old and would like to lose 104 pounds. I am looking for someonewho would be willing to be my buddy while I'm on this challenge to a better me. I am looking for someone that I could check in daily with and weigh in to once a week. Someone to tell my calorie intake too and be there to pick me up when I'm down. I know thats what Spark is for and that is why the message boards are there, I would just like to have basically a buddy. ( or more than one) I am willing to be there for any... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 18:13:34 EST Please help!! Hi there everyone. I feel like I'm hitting a road block. I am having trouble with not snacking throughout the evening after dinner. I am now exercising daily and I am watching my calories and drinking more water. I've never been a junkfood junkie so sweets aren't a problem. I just don't feel or see any progress yet. How often should I work out and how long? Can you work out too much? So far I've worked out 2 days at 45 minutes and I intend to do 45 more minutes of Cardio and add in 15 minute ... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 18:09:38 EST Highway STOP signs Before you blow your whole eating plan away with a bowl of chocolate chip cookie dough, STOP by here first and give yourself a pep talk! <BR> <BR> No one really WANTS to eat a half gallon of Rocky Road ice cream and have a huge pity party all by themselves so STOP and drop in before you do! <BR> <BR> Let one of your Spark friends talk you down off that cake ledge before you jump into the icing tub!! <BR> <BR> Just STOP, THINK and LISTEN!! <BR> <BR> What is your body and mind REALLY tell... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 07:17:55 EST HIGHWAY MILE MARKERS WE are going to WALK 230 miles in 230-ville. <BR> Following is an example of what we are doing for this challenge <BR> <BR> Jan 1-Mile Marker 230 <BR> walked 30 miles to mile marker 200 <BR> Jan 2 mile marker 200 <BR> walked 50 miles to mile marker 150 <BR> etc etc etc <BR> <BR> <BR> You can walk, jog, swim, bike, hike whatever you want to do as long as you MOVE and work your body!! <BR> <BR> The easiest way to keep track will be to make your post and then go back and edit it each tim... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 07:06:44 EST 50 FUN ways to burn EXTRA calories THE CHALLENGE HERE IS TO CHOOSE ONE OR MORE OF THESE A DAY AND DO IT THEN COME BACK AND TELL US ABOUT IT! <BR> <BR> 1. Walk into town, instead of getting the bus <BR> <BR> 2. Turn up the stereo and sing along really loud <BR> <BR> 3. Eat spicy food, the heat actually makes you burn off calories! <BR> <BR> 4. Dance <BR> <BR> 5. Drink a glass of cold water before you exercise, you burn up 100 extra calories warming up again <BR> <BR> 6. Turn the shower on cold for 20 seconds before you ge... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:57:47 EST What are your New Years Resolutions?? What have you resoved to do for 2010? Let us know! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:54:02 EST New Years Resolution Facts During this week, millions upon millions of people around the world will be formulating their New Years Resolutions. <BR> <BR> Here's how things usually end up. <BR> <BR> 63% of people are still keeping their resolutions after the first two months. <BR> <BR> 67% of people actually make 3 or more resolutions. <BR> <BR> The top resolutions usually involve promises to exercise more (37%), increasing the time devoted to study or work (23%), losing weight, stop smoking or drinking (alcohol and... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 06:52:38 EST Christmas Survival Guide by Sparkpeople <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=337 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Very good article to keep referring back to this WHOLE month! <BR> We can survive the season of eating! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 07:01:06 EST Your Christmas Elf Name <link><BR>e.php </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Click on the link and it will take you to a site to get your Christmas Elf name..have fun and come back and post what your new name is! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 06:52:51 EST Need buddy to travel to lower 100ville by Sep 2010 Hi everyone, I'm Veronica and I just joined the team. I'm looking for a buddy or close team of buddies to take this journey with me FULL FORCE all the way from the 230s to around 130ish lbs. I have a trip to Maui planned for late September 2010, and I want to be at my goal weight by then. <BR> <BR> I would love to find one or more people to take the journey with me. To stay accountable with and check in often with updates on eating plan, exercise, motivation... everything that goes with thi... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 18:59:13 EST Thanksgiving Survival Guide by Sparkpeople <BR> A Small Glimpse Into Reality <BR> <BR> <BR> Counting Calories <BR> The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone, according to the Caloric Control Council. Surprisingly, most of these calories come from the all-day snacking in front of the TV while watching parades and sporting events. <BR> <BR> The Truth about Fat <BR> So what happens to all those extra calories? Caloric intake above your total daily energy expenditure (cal... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:41:04 EST A THANKSGIVING WISH FOR ALL OF YOU! <BR> TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, <BR> BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. <BR> I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, <BR> I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. <BR> <BR> THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - <BR> THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE, <BR> BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION <BR> WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT. <BR> <BR> TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION, <BR> THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION. <BR> SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR, <BR> AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE. <BR> GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTER... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:35:26 EST MOTIVATING DOWN THE ROAD Have you found a Spark article that was particularly motivating? <BR> Share it with us by posting the link here. Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:26:17 EST HIWAY INN-HIGHRISE HOTEL We have 10 floors to our new Hi-rise. What floor are you on? <BR> This is NOT a place to move into so no furniture, frillies or homey trappings allowed! <BR> We are a short term just keep moving on down the floors until you move on out! <BR> woohoo! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:21:07 EST DINERS DIVES & THE CORNER CAFE All of us have found a great recipe, a new food, a wonderful book. <BR> This is the place to share all those ideas, recipes and new finds! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:18:28 EST EMOTICON YOUR ROAD MOOD Where are you at on the road today and how is your mood? <BR> Let us know with an emoticon! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:16:07 EST 10-MINUTE TIME OUT Everyone needs a TIME OUT! Unfortunatly most of us do not do that for ourselves. SO.... <BR> Each day make yourself take a 10 MINUTE TIME OUT! <BR> Do it for YOU and no one else! <BR> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:14:53 EST PAPER CLIP CHALLENGE I found this and thought what a wonderful visual for all of us. <BR> For each pound you lose link a paper clip together and put it where you can see it. Just watch as those links get longer and longer and you get thinner and thinner! <BR> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:12:50 EST INTERSTATE ROLL CALL ALL MEMBERS OF 230-VILLE PLEASE POST A SHOUT OUT HERE! <BR> Let us know your name and where you are now! <BR> We have over 200 members so give us a shout out!! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:09:30 EST TOURIST TRAPS Have a BAD DAY? You fell into one of the TRAPS??? <BR> Start over here..stop by and renew your commitment to get on down the road and stop visiting those tourist traps no matter how tempting the advertisement is! Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:03:45 EST TOLL BOOTH We dont always feel really good about ourselves and at times can be our own worst enemy. We always feel better, though, when we show appreciation, concern and care for others. <BR> When you get here to the toll booth it is your time to <BR> PASS IT FORWARD! <BR> 1)Give a shout out to someone- go read a blog or someones Spark page and leave them a kind note or encouraging word <BR> 2)Feed someone else's Self Esteem by acknowledging their accomplishments! By helping someone else along the way... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 07:00:32 EST Have done some soul searching!!! I am on several teams and love them all, this one included but I think I need to cut back just a little. It was hard to decide where. I have enjoyed being here even if I am not even close to leaving 230-ville. Y'all are such an inspiration. I promise I will come back when I am ready to leave 230-ville or will catch up to you in some other ville. I will see most of you on the break 200 team anyway. <BR> Don't worry I am NOT leaving SP and I will still have a page you can visit. Love y'all Sat, 12 Sep 2009 20:18:47 EST Google Pedometer for walking distance <BR> MeMe102 had posted this some time ago and I thought it was well worth posting and using again! It will go right along with our Calorie in Calorie out challenge! <BR> The link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> AND here's how to use it: <BR> <BR> To use it, Type a starting address into the box next to where it says Jump To (make sure you include city and state). Change the zoom to 16, then press Go.This should take you to that address and a pretty good close-up of that n... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:31:32 EST Fill the Hot Tub! We need 6,400 ounces to finish filling our Hot Tub! <BR> We had a lot of splashing and fun times and the water level is down. <BR> So..for every ounce you drink come in and subtract your ounces from the 6,400 and we will dump it in the hot tub! <BR> How long will it take us to get that water back into the hot tub? <BR> <BR> Ready..Set...DRINK!! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:25:16 EST Calories in-Calories out Each day: <BR> If your counting calories then post your calorie range. <BR> If your carb counting post your carb range. <BR> <BR> Then post your ACTUAL count of calories or carbs. <BR> <BR> Now how many calories did you expend with exercise? <BR> <BR> It should look something like this example: <BR> <BR> Day 1- calorie range 1200 to 1500 <BR> Calories consumed 1750 <BR> Calories burned 240 <BR> <BR> Those of us doing carbs will have a different set up <BR> <BR> Day 1- net carb range ... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:15:07 EST got kicked out of 215 ville by a pizza ok, it wasn't just the pizza's fault, he brought his friends <BR> <BR> fudge <BR> nachos <BR> cake <BR> peanut butter <BR> bread <BR> and did i say cake? <BR> <BR> so i am back? any rooms left? Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:52:03 EST Losing IT group on Face Book!!! If anyone is on Face Book and interested in joining our little Losing It group, <BR> here is the link: <BR> <BR><BR><BR>3Fgid%3D116621006481&h=1951de20ae55718<BR>88c1144e69930af81 <BR> <BR> I don't know how to make the link so that you can just click on it in my post!!! But you can copy and put in address window. <BR> <BR> I am also using the MY DIET tracker on FB. It isn't as thorough as far as all the various... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 15:44:43 EST Sneak in Exercise Do you sneak in lil workouts throughout the day? I hate doing strength training and weights, so I try to sneak them in during my daily life. <BR> For example, crunches or lifting light weights while watching TV, doing a set of something everytime I walk past the drawer with my weights in it, or MY FAVORITE wall pushups in the shower while my face mask or conditioner is sitting!! lol <BR> <BR> Do you have any fun ones? Mon, 3 Aug 2009 21:52:24 EST Need to 'start over?' I read this and identified with it and hope it might mean something and be beneficial to someone here. The joy of SP, the joy of life we ALWAYS have the choice --- <BR> START OVER <BR> <BR> If you've started out in pursuit of your goal <BR> If you've really tried with your heart and your soul, <BR> But somehow things got out of control--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've tried your best to do what you should <BR> And you thought this time that you surely would, <BR> But once a... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:26:08 EST Yum or Yuck Simple game - name a food - the next poster says YUM or YUCK and then names another food! <BR> <BR> Asparagus Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:21:35 EST 30 days to Fitness Challenge This is a 30 day Fitness Challenge. Each day I will post the things that can be done to help you work your way to a more fit and thinner you by the end of August. The neat thing about this challenge is that everything can be tracked right here in Sparks with your tracking tools and you will earn points with it! <BR> There will be strength, cardio, stretching and quiet time for calming the stresses in your life as well as some nutritional challenges. This will not be hard or time consuming..yo... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 23:00:06 EST New challenge coming in Aug A new challenge will be posted during August!! (I know today IS August 1 but prob. my Monday <BR> Be prepared to LOSE!! (weight that is!) Sat, 1 Aug 2009 20:25:00 EST New Challenge for August?? Since I am new, I didn't want to get in on the tailend of a challenge but am up for any for August Fri, 31 Jul 2009 18:20:09 EST 230-ville STREET PARTY! Calling ALL the citizens of 230-ville <BR> Past and Present <BR> <BR> This is going to be the best street party ever! <BR> EVERYONE is going to be here! <BR> There is Music Lights Food Lawn Chairs and Activities <BR> We are going to Visit and Swap Stories but most of all <BR> <BR> ENCOURAGE ENCOURAGE ENCOURAGE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> TIME! <BR> <BR> COME TO THE STREET PARTY!!!! <BR> Let us all know how you are doing now and if you have any tips to share... <BR> You... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 19:11:23 EST Drop Dead Diva Has anyone seen this show? The commercials for it make me sooo mad....the idea that so many people believe that being a size 16 is somehow worse than death is NOT funny to me. I get that the skinny girl is supposed to become a better person by wearing "the fat suit" but I just don't think this show is going to be for me.... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 22:58:21 EST A helpful website Found this posted and thought I'd like to share it -- <BR> <BR> it's called <BR> Here's the link - just type in your zip code and it gives you some ideas of healthy (or healthier) things you can eat at their restaurant. May not have some favorite "local" restaurants -- more likely a change but its always worth our while to have as many resources as we can! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Also - if you have a website you'd like to share post it... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:04:45 EST Really liking this team What a great motivation to keep moving down in weight- focusing 10 pounds at a time! I like it! My biggest challenge is keeping my mind where it needs to be and not "forgetting" about how excited I am to lose weight. <BR> This is going to be good for me! Yay! Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:01:32 EST Emoticon Your Mood <em>102</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:09:04 EST Help me name my exercise bike! I have a basically brand new exercise bike. I got it for Christmas a year ago and it has very few miles on it. It can be programmed to even climb Mt. Everest! I have always called it the "Beastly bike" and have not been very nice to it. I have hung things on it and used the seat to set things on and even took the batteries out! So Beastly has been sitting quite forlorn and alone for a long time now. <BR> I want to make this bike my friend. I want to take her with me on this journey as I leave... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 06:38:13 EST 4 LETTER WORDS FROM A TO Z The Topic says it all - only 4 letter words and in an A-Z format <BR> I'll start -- <BR> <BR> Army Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:25:48 EST Name that Emoticon Flag! Using the Emoticon Flags -- give the answer from the previous poster and post a NEW flag for the next poster. (by naming that flag I do mean the country that it is from!) <BR> <BR> I"ll start -- <BR> <BR> <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> Next poster - name country of this flag and post a new flag Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:17:23 EST Shout out for the Red, White and Blue!! This game is quite easy starting with RED the first poster names something that is red, the next poster names some that is WHITE and the next poster names something BLUE -- then we start all over again -- which color will we run out of items first? Items can be anything - food, nouns, toys, whatever you can think of... <BR> <BR> As I said I'll go first and the color is RED <BR> <BR> Stoplight <BR> <BR> Next poster name something WHITE - and remember to keep the pattern of Red, White, an... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:13:57 EST Light up the sky for the 4th of July Challenge This challenge will be quite easy!! <BR> You will make your OWN daily/weekly/monthly challenge - goal whatever you want to call it. <BR> Then each day/week/month that you MEET that goal - come back and shoot off some fireworks on our challenge thread . <BR> YOU decide how many fireworks - and which ones you would like to ‘set off’….come on team - let’s meet our goals and all get out of town <BR> <BR> TIP -- if you join this challenge - go to your appt calendar and set the name of the team -... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 08:39:25 EST I'm moving out of town today! My weigh in today was exciting...I'm at 228, so its time to leave town. I've enjoyed being here again but I hope I can stay out of town this time! Thank you for the friendship and support, especially from MEME102 and METOMORPHOSISAB! <BR> <BR> <BR> I wish everyone the best on reaching their goals and hope to see you in Leaving 220-ville! <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:01:47 EST Where's the Express train to 220-ville? Because I'm ready to leave! Weighed in this morning at 229!(But for some reason my ticker won't update which is making me a little annoyed.) I always join these teams but never post much. But I have enjoyed my month in 230 ville. Hopefully I won't be back again so best wishes to you all!! Thu, 25 Jun 2009 06:28:13 EST This Lively is making her way out of town! I am so happy to report that I have lost 7 lbs this month! I'm almost on my way out of 230-ville...for the second time. And as much as I like it here, I'm hoping not to come back...but I do hope to see some of you in 220-ville with me! <BR> <BR> LET'S GO LIVELIES!!! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:38:23 EST Did you know???? Lots of changes have taken place on SP in case you haven't noticed! <BR> <BR> They are very responsive to requests and I thought I'd share some with you - maybe you know they already existed but I didn't and for those that might not this might be the 'one tool' that makes a difference for someone. <BR> <BR> 1. Obviously the instant messenger - some people hate it, some love it but it IS a way to get instant feedback from your friends if they're online. <BR> <BR> 2. The Stay on track calen... Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:58:18 EST Going on vacation... help! I leave for Vegas on Monday. My bf is taking me for my birthday (go ahead... awww). <BR> I'm excited because I've never been, I'm also pretty excited because I've never taken a vacation anywhere (ok ok disney world when I was a kid). But I'm also scared I'm going to over-do the food and ruin my diet. If I come back 10 lbs heavier I'll just die! And c'mon we all know Vegas is known for the buffets! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on keeping with my goals on vacation. I'll be eatting out everyday, s... Wed, 3 Jun 2009 23:40:55 EST CLASS is now in SESSION!! Blame it on the teacher in me but let's see how smart we all are!!! <BR> <BR> If you're playing the trivia questions for points (at the very bottom of your points page) Place your score here (percentage) and your TOTAL # of questions and how many right -- <BR> As an example mine looks like this <BR> <BR> 75% 30/40questions <BR> <BR> IF you want extra credit -- tell us something NEW you learned that day! My red pen is ready -- are you ready to be 'graded'???? <BR> <BR> Let's see how we ... Wed, 27 May 2009 21:14:10 EST Just noticed how outta shape I REALLY am... I started my journey a month ago. But before that, the last time I really worked out was probably high school (6 years ago). When I say (or type lol) it out loud like that, I can see how bad it is. <BR> But I guess I never really thought about it, or wanted to think about it. So it never sank in. <BR> <BR> Welllllllll after doing my step aerobics video for the first time today I can see I got some work to do! She had me jumping around, doin push ups and crunches on the step and lunges and al... Tue, 5 May 2009 23:27:20 EST Anyone else not trusting their scale? The scale I have in my home, we've had quite a while, I just always assumed it was fine. I keep it in my closet, and when I would weight myself I'd just pull it out put it on my bedroom floor (carpet) and weigh. Welllll I did that the day I went to my weight loss dr for the first time. The number he got on his scale was almost 15 lbs more than the number I had. Wow was I surprised! <BR> I mentioned it to him and he told me putting a scale on your carpet isn't accurate because it's not a hard ... Sat, 2 May 2009 20:26:34 EST I'm back Hi team! I moved out of 230 ville a couple of months ago, but now I'm moving back in. I'm kind of bummed that I've moved backwords, but I'm determined to get back on track and keep going in the RIGHT direction now. <BR> <BR> So this is just a temporary stay...I plan to move back out of town as soon as I can. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great evening everyone. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:59:51 EST Leaving230ville Lovelies - weekly results go here Here are the members of this team - <BR> PRETTYGIRL1122 <BR> JOYCEANN1955 <BR> PRINCESSJESSICA <BR> KNITTINGMWTHIN <BR> MRSNANABOAT <BR> <BR> Cut and paste this thread and EDIT it weekly for your weightloss <BR> <BR> User name: <BR> SW on May 1: <BR> Pounds I want to lose in May: <BR> <BR> Pounds Lost each of these weeks: <BR> May 8 - <BR> May 15 - <BR> May 22 - <BR> May 29 - <BR> Ending weight on May 31 <BR> Pounds LOST: <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting weight on June 1: <BR> Pounds... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:59:39 EST Leaving 230ville Livelies - weekly results go here Here are the members of this team - <BR> <BR> DROOPYSMINE <BR> SPARKPIXIE <BR> MEME102 <BR> CHOCSUNDAE <BR> BLUEYEDSURFER <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cut and paste this thread and EDIT it weekly for your weightloss <BR> <BR> User name: <BR> SW on May 1: <BR> Pounds I want to lose in May: <BR> <BR> Pounds Lost each of these weeks: <BR> May 8 - <BR> May 15 - <BR> May 22 - <BR> May 29 - <BR> Ending weight on May 31 <BR> Pounds LOST: <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting ... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:57:35 EST May/June Challenge of WeightLOSS!!! Here is the thread to JOIN our challenge - sign up starts today and continues. If you are NEW to our team you may join at any time - just adjust your # of pounds to the amount of time left in the month. We will assign you to a team. <BR> <BR> Once the sign up is done - 2 threads will be made for each team to post their weekly results. Use the EDIT feature rather than post a NEW reply - please! <BR> <BR> All you have to do on THIS thread now is say Yep, sign me up!!! And we'll do the rest. ... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:48:39 EST 230ville FEUD!!!! Come on in and play!! LET'S PLAY 230ville FEUD!!! Here's the trick: You can't use any answers that have already been used, so this gets harder as we go! Remember, if any answers seem dumb, it's because the last person had all the good ones. ;-) <BR> PLEASE - copy your screen name and then your answer BELOW each question! Cut and paste the answers from before you! Thank you! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Name something you use in the shower: soap <BR> MEMEs answer - Shampoo <BR> 2. Name something a football player wears un... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:23:38 EST I've lost 35 lbs. & 43 inches since March 7, 2009 I have tried so many diets and programs that I felt it was hopeless. But I found Isagenix and it has really helped me to lose weight and inches. I started on this program March 7, 2009 and todate I've lost 35 pounds and 43 inches. I feel great too! The average weightloss is 5-15 pounds in the first two weeks. I lost 20. This is the first time in my life that I have found something that works for me. And it's not a diet... it's a way of life. It's all about making proper food choices. ... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 20:29:01 EST Do you need to "start over?" I read this and identified with it and hope it might mean something and be beneficial to someone here. The joy of SP, the joy of life we ALWAYS have the choice --- <BR> START OVER <BR> <BR> If you've started out in pursuit of your goal <BR> If you've really tried with your heart and your soul, <BR> But somehow things got out of control--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've tried your best to do what you should <BR> And you thought this time that you surely would, <BR> But once a... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 14:33:03 EST FINAL week of TAX TIME Challenge Be sure and go finish your last week's monies so you know your amount! <BR> <BR> This final week of our TAX TIME challenge is going to be TOUGH! <BR> We are going to track BOTH staying within calorie range AND exercise. <BR> <BR> So here’s how it works - You can ADD your $10 for when you do BOTH things <BR> Subtract $5.00 when you don’t do both (or only do one) <BR> AND then here’s the kicker -- at the end of the week (which will be til April 15) <BR> if you’ve lost at least ONE pound... Sun, 5 Apr 2009 09:17:41 EST FOOD - Use LAST letter This game is easy -- Name any food BUT the next poster has to use the LAST letter of the food before it <BR> <BR> EX Apple -- the next poster would write <BR> <BR> Eggplant (or whatever they chose for the E from apple) Make sense? <BR> <BR> First food is <BR> <BR> Tomato Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:17:57 EST 230ville Bootcamp Review I think it's time to have our pre-spring check up! <BR> Answer the questions below and hear how you are doing - <BR> <BR> Here is where everyone can post their answers for the questions and current stats!! Let this be an encourager and help to everyone!! Keep this train a-moving!!! <BR> <BR> Use this format and update by cutting/pasting and editing as time goes on! (if you really don't want to post your starting or current that's FINE just answer the other's just there FY... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 20:46:15 EST Where you from and how's the weather? We are 210 members (wow we were at 170 when I started out as mayor!) and I think it would be interesting to hear where folks are from and how's the weather that day! <BR> Who knows someone might be travelling to your area soon and would like to know, plus if someone is west of you (or whatever direction the weather comes from) you might get to hear what's heading your way or just for informations sakes and to learn more about our fellow breakers! <BR> <BR> I'll obviously start -- I'm from... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 19:11:42 EST Are you crazy about Sex and the City? I just became a leader for the SATC team. Come on over and join if you love the show. This group has been inactive for a while but the other leader and I are really trying to revive it. Go to my page and you will see the team under my teams. Its the 5th team and we would love to have you. Tell your friends! <BR> <BR> Jenny Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:51:46 EST Rental in 220-ville? I am looking for a new house to rent in 220-ville, hehehe. I only have 3.5 lbs. to go until I am out of 230-ville. I must say, I won't be sad to go!! <BR> <BR> I am only looking for a RENTAL because I don't plan on staying in 220-ville for long! Wed, 25 Mar 2009 09:06:03 EST 4th week of Tax Time Challenge -- keep it going!! I’ve really thought about the challenge for this week because there’s one challenge I’ve been ‘avoiding’ for all of you who know me well -- and that’s water!! But it’s my spring break and I ‘think’ I’m ready to at least try so the challenge will prob. be easy for the rest of you but for me it will be a ‘true challenge’ <BR> It is to drink at least 4 cups of water a day. I know , I know that’s pretty puny but if I can get THAT much done I will have done WONDERS!! So if you choose to challeng... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 18:59:18 EST Need a little help I am going to a Mexican restaurant for a birthday tonight. Can someone please give me some suggestions of healthy things I can eat? This will be a huge challenge for me because I love mexican food and always over indulge. Since I will be with several people it will not be feasible to ask for them to not bring a chip basket to the table. I'm the only one that is watching what I eat. <BR> <BR> I am thinking of maybe getting chicken fajitas but not using the tortillas. Asking for lower fat chee... Sat, 21 Mar 2009 10:57:58 EST What did you eat for dinner? I'm in need of some dinner ideas. I thought maybe others could use some too. Respond with what you ate for dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> 4 oz. grilled chicken <BR> 1 cup Pasta Roni Nature's Way Olive Oil and Italian Herb <BR> 1 cup Green Giant steamers mixed veggies <BR> <BR> 470 calories for whole meal <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2009 19:44:20 EST 1 small step for Jenny, one giant leap for...... I accomplished something major today! <BR> <BR> I am a chip lover, I love everything about chips. The crunch, the texture, the saltiness, the flavors. Usually when I eat chips I sit down and eat the whole bag as a meal. Not today my friends..... <BR> <BR> For the first time EVER I portioned out the amount of chips according to the label and then I walked away! I only ate one small portion. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, I wanted to take the entire bag and go sit in my recliner and watch la... Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:19:11 EST Newbie in GA Hello I'm Jenny. I am so ready to be out of the 230's. I am 237 now so only 8 more pounds! Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:31:46 EST 3rd week of Tax time Challenge til April 15 It's a new week a new challenge for this week -- <BR> <BR> Use the below as your template if you care to join in. If you're just starting put $100.00 in your account. If you joined last week's challenge post your current balance <BR> <BR> Balance from last week: <BR> <BR> Challenge for this week: Post your food in food tracker each day - all of it! If you don't track food on here - then that you've tracked it somewhere! <BR> <BR> Mar 15 <BR> Mar 16 <BR> Mar 17 <BR> Mar 18 <BR> Mar... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:49:35 EST 2nd week of tax challenge til April 15 It's a new week a new challenge for this week -- <BR> <BR> Use the below as your template if you care to join in. If you're just starting put $100.00 in your account. If you joined last week's challenge post your current balance <BR> <BR> Balance from last week: <BR> <BR> Challenge for this week - Exercise at least 30 min per day. You may do more of course but this is so ALL of us have a chance to earn that money! <BR> <BR> March 8 <BR> March 9 <BR> March 10 <BR> March 11 <BR> Mar... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 09:36:32 EST something to think about. I actually GASPED out loud at this one!! <BR> <BR> There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will marry you.' <BR> <BR> One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend. <BR> <BR> He asked her,'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The ... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 13:14:52 EST ABC - what's in your refrigerator? This is fairly easy - we have to go alphabetically and you have to have or have had it in your fridge! <BR> <BR> I'll start <BR> <BR> A - Applesauce Sun, 1 Mar 2009 21:06:22 EST Make a sentence from 3-5 letter words This is a really fun game. <BR> <BR> 1. Choose a 3-5 letter word. <BR> 2. The next person has to compose a sentence using the letters of that word as the first letter of each word in a sentence or phrase. <BR> <BR> Example: B O A T (chosen word) <BR> <BR> Boys Often Aggravate Teachers. <BR> <BR> T A L L (next word) <BR> <BR> OK...I will begin with T A L L <BR> <BR> Have fun with it. Let's Go Team <BR> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 21:03:42 EST I'm ONE pound of fat! Shared from another board: <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. So I just stick around and happly keep you fat. Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it. That is, ... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 20:44:21 EST Motivation - where are you? Too many times I need motivation and can't seem to find it -- found some ideas to help me rekindle it -maybe it'll help you too! <BR> <BR> 1. Let Go of the Past <BR> Before you can create a better future, you must let go of the pains in your past. Failing once does not mean you will fail forever. Learn from your history, but don't let it stand as an obstacle between you and your dreams. <BR> <BR> 2. Remember Success <BR> Just as important as learning from and overcoming past failure is reca... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 20:40:48 EST Lose 500 lb - replacing the dump! Copy and paste the below to subtract your pounds - let's see how long it will take us to LOSE 500 lb <BR> <BR> 500 - (your loss here) = <BR> <BR> Please ONLY use pound and half pound losses. (sorry about that! <BR> Just copy and paste the above to a new thread and let's keep this going!! <BR> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 08:32:43 EST TAX tme challenge - til April 15 Here's the thread for the challenge -- <BR> <BR> Just by posting you say you have 'accepted' the challenge and the $100 is yours. <BR> <BR> Here's the template to begin: <BR> <BR> Category to track: Staying within calorie range <BR> My range is: <BR> <BR> March 1 <BR> March 2 <BR> March 3 <BR> March 4 <BR> March 5 <BR> March 6 <BR> March 7 <BR> Remember - 10.00 for each day within range <BR> 5.00 deducted for each day over (or under) <BR> <BR> BEGINNING BALANCE $100.00 <B... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 08:19:36 EST Valentine Love YOURSELF Challenge - RESULTS Please post your total of hearts during our 2 week challenge. Then we'll see who is the WINNER!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For me I got 48 of the 56 possible hearts!! (but I'll tell you right now the water consumption will go DOWN!! Yuck!!) <BR> <em>26</em> <em>244</em> <em>26</em> Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:51:08 EST I'm moving to 220-ville Hi everyone, I got weighed and measured at Curves today and I've lost another 7 lbs! So I'm officially moving out of 230-ville now but I'm retaining my membership (residency?) here because I want to keep it on my SparkPage as a reminder of how far I've come and how far I still have to go. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your support and encouragement. It has meant so much to me! Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:04:53 EST Tomorrow is my weigh in day! <BR> Tomorrow I'm getting weighed and measured at Cuves. I'm hoping for a good I can move to 220-ville! Keep your fingers crossed for me please! Tue, 3 Feb 2009 14:15:08 EST What does this word remind you of? Simple -- just type whatever pops into your mind first! <BR> Example: Trees <BR> <BR> Trees-Leaves <BR> <BR> Ok you're next -- type the 1st word and then your answer please! <BR> <BR> So for the NEXT person it would be <BR> <BR> Leaves --- Sat, 31 Jan 2009 07:44:43 EST Google pedometer use Saw this on another team and thought this might be great for anyone who'd like to use it! <BR> <BR> The link: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> AND here's how to use it: <BR> <BR> To use it, Type a starting address into the box next to where it says Jump To (make sure you include city and state). Change the zoom to 16, then press Go.This should take you to that address and a pretty good close-up of that neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Then click on Start Recording ... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 07:37:37 EST Valentine LOVE yourself challenge February 1-14 The day has come to start our challenge for the month of February. Remember its only for TWO weeks and after that YOU can decide if you want to continue or stop. <BR> Below are a reminder of the 'rules' **** PLEASE just edit your post rather than make a new one each day!**** <BR> <BR> LOVE yourself Valentine Challenge February 1-14 <BR> <BR> The challenge is simple, but not easy (or we wouldn't call it a challenge, now would we?). Every day, you'll give yourself points for meeting challe... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 07:14:52 EST February challenge SIGN UP til January 31 Are you ready for a TWO week challenge? Why just 2 weeks you ask? Well I’m a Flylady advocate and for any of you who know her tenets she always says ‘you can do anything for 15 min except whine’. Well the take we decided to take on that is “YOU can do anything for 2 weeks” and after that you can decide what you want to do next! So our challenge is going to be called the Valentine Love Yourself each day Challenge. <BR> <BR> Details will be in the Feb newsletter. Just a hint it covers, water,... Sat, 24 Jan 2009 19:54:30 EST just passing along..... Hey everyone!! Here's an awesome deal. A FREE download of Suze Orman's new book that Oprah had on her show. "Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan" to get your finances in order. <BR> lfinance/pkgyourmoney/20081119_tows_bo <BR> okdownload <BR> <BR> If the link I posted doesn't work, just go to and you'll see a link for Suzie's free book. <BR> Help spread the word for the free download. It's only available until this Thursday, Jan. 15th. <BR... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 22:50:00 EST waters is fine wow, this a cool hot tub, look at all these skinny chicks in it, man.. i like this place,, maybe the pounds will melt right off into this tub and float on over to someone else lol Fri, 9 Jan 2009 18:16:56 EST No offense meant.... ....but I'm getting weighed tomorrow and Curves, and I'm HOPING that I'll be able to leave town! Its been lovely here but I'm really anxious to move to 220-ville! I'm nervous but trying to be cool. I've stuck to my healthy eating throughout the holidays, and I've exercised everyday. So I know I've lost weight...just anxious to find out how much! <em>193</em> <em>41</em> <em>68</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:11:31 EST DYO - Do You Own This game is easy -- just answer the question yes/no and then post the next question for the next poster. Should be fun plus you'll learn something more about your teammates!!! <BR> <BR> Ok I'll start -- <BR> <BR> DYO a swimming pool? Sun, 4 Jan 2009 19:52:29 EST Google pedometer -- try it! Saw this on another team and thought this might be great for anyone who'd like to use it! <BR> <BR> The link: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> AND here's how to use it: <BR> <BR> To use it, Type a starting address into the box next to where it says Jump To (make sure you include city and state). Change the zoom to 16, then press Go.This should take you to that address and a pretty good close-up of that neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Then click on Start Recording ... Sat, 3 Jan 2009 15:41:57 EST Let's thank our troops /keep on giving to others! Below are some websites that will help keep the troops in our minds even though the holidays are over. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.php </link> <BR> <BR> And another: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Please keep them in your prayers! Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:42:51 EST 8 week Rainbow challenge! So often we write what we are 'going to do' I thought it would be a great way to start the new year to tell what we DID so this challenge is for you to 'report' each day! <BR> <BR> It's the dark, dreary days of winter (at least here in the North) -- so let's create a rainbow to BRIGHTEN our days <BR> This is how it works: <BR> Give yourself one point for each fruit or veggie item that meets the color criteria So it's possible to have a max of 5 per day! <BR> 1 pt for each day of exercise; 0 ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:35:00 EST Weight loss tracker This is just a follow up of the thread that Peggy started in Dec and I really like it..Let's use this as one more way to keep track of our progress as we LEAVE town! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight as of Jan 1 <BR> Bust <BR> Waist <BR> Hips <BR> You do not have to post this here if you do not want to but write it down somewhere so at the end of the month you can give us a progress report! <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight as of Jan 9 <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight as of Jan 16 <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight as of Jan... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:31:35 EST How much will YOU lose? Thought this was rather where are you? Maybe you've already seen it but we'd like to hear your 'equivalent' <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a human... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:24:31 EST Random Daily Challenges-If you dare... We are going to have daily challenges here. Simple, short and to the point...We will have food, exercise, blogging, water, all sorts of different challenges! <BR> All sorts of FUN!! <BR> It's a new year and we need to stay motivated and working towards our goals and so that being said...if you happen to have a random challenge and you can beat me here in the mornings... <BR> WELL....go for it! <BR> I CHALLENGE you!! <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:22:13 EST Your Biography-Let's get to know you! Let's write our biography! <BR> Short but sweet! Have fun with your answers and let us know a bit more about you! <BR> Just copy, paste and answer.... <BR> <BR> Your username? <BR> Your first name? (only if you want to) <BR> How did you come up with your usename? <BR> What state do you live in? <BR> If you had to live in another state where would it be? <BR> Your age? (again only if you want to!) <BR> Do you work outside the home? <BR> If so what do you do? <BR> Are you married? ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:18:41 EST Holiday weight challenge Here’s your chance to make a difference over the holidays. By using your challenge of your choice from the thread above -- keep track of your weight by the week or the month for the month of December. Members who join in but don’t post for 3 days will be sent a reminder from your fearless leaders! (bet that scares you!) So sign up NOW! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Weight as of Dec 1 ---- 225.2 <BR> Weight/inches lost December 8 <BR> <BR> Weight as of Dec 8 221.8 (b/c of teeth!) <BR> Weight/inc... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 21:35:01 EST December Challenge of your choice What better month than December to take care of 'us.' So the challenge for this month will be to put down 1 or 2 (or more if you wish) goals you’d like to improve upon to help you along your journey. (this can be weightloss journey, spiritual journey , mental journey whatever YOU choose) Then write your goal and then choose an icon to represent that goal for you to post each DAY you achieve that goal <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> My goal #1: To eat TWO fruits or veggies each day <BR> Icon to ... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 21:30:53 EST Christmas giving to others -- join in! It's that time of year to think of others as well as ourselves. Below is a link for you to click on to give free food, healthcare, save a tree or whale or someone/something else far away. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to come back and share what you clicked on on different days (when you see the link you'll understand the different choices) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Today I clicked on the link for animals and fed a 'chimp' for the ... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 21:27:08 EST Townsquare Bakers Dozen This is a good time of year to focus on what we want to do to help ourselves to get thru these holidays. <BR> So this is an easy 'game' Just copy and paste the answers before you and ADD your answer. When it gets to number 13 -- THAT person begins a NEW topic (can have to do with anything -holidays, exercise, motivation, whatever you'd like) Let's help everyone get through this with all our 'marvelous ideas' <BR> <BR> I'll begin <BR> Topic: What ONE thing I intend to do to make it through... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 21:22:56 EST What's the highest floor? Since I am just starting, and am new to this site, I am on the top floor I guess. For motivational purposes could somebody please tell me how many floors there is and what goals I need to reach to move floors? Thanks <BR> <BR> Kris Tue, 2 Dec 2008 11:56:54 EST Hello All Hello <BR> <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everybody. My name is Kris. I live in Tx. I am 26 and recently had a baby. Wouldn't trade her for anything, but could have done without the extra weight as I already had more than enough. lol Looking to make friends to chat with and give support and motivation back and forth. Would love to hear from people and welcome any advice. Thanks <BR> Tue, 2 Dec 2008 11:54:01 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING And soooooo here is my wish for you during this holiday season..... <BR> May your stuffing be tasty <BR> May your turkey be plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy <BR> Have never a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious <BR> And your pies take the prize, <BR> And may your Thanksgiving dinner <BR> Stay off your thighs! Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:08:30 EST Let's Play 20 Questions! Let's play 20 questions! We will get to find out new and fun things about each other...just copy and paste and answer and we go!!! <BR> <BR> 1. What flavor Kool-ade was your favorite? <BR> 2. What do you prefer to drink in the mornings? <BR> 3. Can you do push-ups? <BR> 4. Do you like blue cheese? <BR> 5. What is your favorite piece of jewelry? <BR> 6. What is your favorite hobby? <BR> 7. What is your middle name? <BR> 8. Where would you like to go on a vacation? <BR> 9... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 22:47:28 EST CHALLENGE of your CHOICE! This challenge (if you choose to accept it) is for YOU! I will give you the 'basics' but how you want to challenge yourself and for what it is for is entirely up to YOU. The 'theory' behind this is the holidays are coming and we might need a way to keep ourselves more motivated..for each of us that could be something different. But what better way to motivate ourselves but to be more GIVING to others! <BR> <BR> Here's the basic plan for me: <BR> <BR> November food challenge for meme102 <... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:27:05 EST November challenge chat and site seeing postcards Continue posting your location and what you're seeing. We LOVE hearing from you!! I think we only have one member who has finished the journey but keep on moving we want as many of us to finish by Nov 30 as much as possible. Keep up the great work team! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:25:00 EST November Route 66 challenge continues OK, the journey continues. Start where you left off in October and see how far you get! Come on, even if you're NEW join in!! <BR> <BR> Copy and paste this template for the week (I'll make a new template each week <BR> <BR> Town/State started in: <BR> Starting weight: <BR> <BR> Nov 1 <BR> Nov 2 <BR> Nov 3 <BR> Nov 4 <BR> Nov 5 <BR> Nov 6 <BR> Nov 7 <BR> <BR> Miles traveled: <BR> Town/State: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:22:58 EST Thanksgiving Scavenger hunt We're going on a scavenger hunt!! How clever and creative are YOU?? It's quite easy. The first poster (ME!) will put a word that has to do with Thanksgiving for the NEXT poster to 'look up' (can you tell I'm a teacher?) google, search, whatever you have to do and POST the link to that item. THEN they post the NEXT word for the next poster to look for. <BR> <BR> word is <BR> <BR> Pilgrim <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:18:21 EST Townsquare sparkwheel 21 - revisited This is VERY easy!! Just spin the sparkwheel each day, post your points here. The person(s) closest to 21 WITHOUT going over each 7 days wins a FANTASTIC prize! <BR> <BR> Here's the template to join in: just cut and paste <BR> <BR> Nov 1 <BR> Nov 2 <BR> Nov 3 <BR> Nov 4 <BR> Nov 5 <BR> Nov 6 <BR> Nov 7 <BR> TOTAL -- Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:17:23 EST Townsquare Herald News Reflection -Editorial page Post reflections that mean a lot to you and comment as you wish --- <BR> I'll go first <BR> <BR> Are You Giving Your Goals Your Best Effort? <BR> <BR> "There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." <BR> - Pat Riley, basketball coach <BR> <BR> Your dreams deserve better than a half-hearted effort. Meet your goals with a weak handshake and they'll soon be waving you goodbye. Since you probably don't want to look b... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 21:12:17 EST Halloween candy -- how much will you walk? I found this site about Halloween treats (or any candy really) It gives a 'nice perspective' of how far you will have to walk in order to walk that candy off!!! Hmmmm I may rethink that Hershey bar --- <BR> <BR> ENJOY ---- <link><BR>oweencalories.htm </link> Mon, 27 Oct 2008 18:38:17 EST I am just joining this team I almost joined the leaving 220's but I guess this is a better place cause i am hovering around the low 230's, and happened to see this one. <BR> I am not too familiar with the teams and is this one that you stay at for the 10 pounds then move to the next level. where do I look for information. <BR> Thanks Tue, 14 Oct 2008 05:13:16 EST Townsquare pool -- Want to swim a lap with me? <em>237</em> <em>237</em> ```` <em>237</em> <em>237</em> <em>237</em> <em>237</em> ``` <em>237</em> <em>237</em> <em>237</em> <em>237</em> <em>237</em> ``````` <em>237</em> <em>237</em> Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:14:14 EST Change one letter to make a new word Ok I'll start <BR> <BR> Make <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember -- you may change only ONE letter, the other three have to be there, but not necessarily in the same order!! Good luck and how far can we go?? Tue, 7 Oct 2008 19:10:49 EST October challenge chat and sight-seeing postcards! This thread is for the challenge chat -- if you want to discuss where you are, what you’re seeing, any frustrations you might be having along the way with exercise, those conversations go here. <BR> <BR> Here's a tip for you --- <BR> Have you joined a lot of challenges this month? Do you belong to several teams and forget which ones you joined a challenge for?? <BR> Go to your SCHEDULE AN APPT on your points page and put in the Challenge and team/ the date you are to check in(you can do s... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:42:06 EST October challenge This will be a different kind of challenge this month. We are ALL taking a roadtrip!!! Exercise seems to be a big problem for MANY of us so that's part of the challenge right there -- to just do SOMETHING! <BR> Now for you younger ones you might take offense as going to an AARP site but that's where we're going! <BR> I've placed the link for you to register at the site b/c we're going to GET FIT ON ROUTE 66!!! (for those that don't know US highway route 66 was/is a famous road for many year... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:34:06 EST What desert are you? No cheating. <BR> <BR> If all of the eight desserts listed below were sitting in front of you, which would you choose (sorry, you can only pick one)! Trust me...this is very accurate. <BR> <BR> Pick your dessert, and then look to see what psychiatrists think about you. <BR> <BR> REMEMBER - No Cheating. Make your choice before you check the meaning. <BR> <BR> Here are your choices: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Angel Food Cake <BR> <BR> 2. Brownies <BR> <BR> 3. Lemon Meringue Pie <BR> <BR... Mon, 29 Sep 2008 17:00:37 EST In Remembranc ce...Where were you during 9/11? In Remembrance...Where were you during 9/11? <BR> <BR> I was with my husband, four days into a 14-day Missions Trip to Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. At the time of the attack, we were sharing our testimonies and playing with children in the slums of Nairobi. We had no idea what was happening in America until we returned back to our boarding house late that night. It was a numbing feeling to experience such a monumental historic time while outside our wonderful country. And we had 10 days before w... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:54:17 EST VISITORS posting thread This thread will be where all the members of the VISITORS team post their results each week....(sorry you'll have to cut and paste again but then your post will be easier for you (and me) to find!!Use the general September challenge thread for CHEERING, crying, asking questions, etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> Go VISITORS Team!! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 19:29:48 EST HOME team posting thread This thread will be where all the members of the HOME team post their results each week....(sorry you'll have to cut and paste again but then your post will be easier for you (and me) to find!!Use the general September challenge thread for CHEERING, crying, asking questions, etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> Go HOME team!! <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2008 19:28:22 EST September Challenge This challenge is two-fold for you! The first part is for you to post your goal for September for pounds to lose (just like August) Be sure and post your August accomplishments, otherwise I"ll have to come haunt you!! <BR> The 2nd part is going to be a competition for the above. I will be the tracker of who joins in so I need to know in the next few days who's IN and I'll put you on a 'team'. You will either be a part of the VISITORS team or the HOME team. (real original don't you think?) Fo... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 21:28:15 EST Town Square Card shop! This is the place to drop a favorite quote, send a word of encouragment, post a favorite link, you name it can and should be found here! <BR> <BR> One of my favorite quotes --- <BR> <BR> If it's to be, it's up to me! Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:10:25 EST Town Square PAM - it' moved! Here is the new place for PAM -- we love hearing everyone's answer so we wanted to keep it going and hope others join in!! <BR> <BR> PAM is going to join the Sept challenge b/f they even know what it is! Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:07:31 EST Yum or Yuck! Ok...we all have our 'favorite things' to eat but let's see what others have to say about the foods we love -- or hate as the case may be!! <BR> <BR> I'll answer 'Yum or Yuck' and then post a NEW item! <BR> <BR> <BR> Anchovys Sun, 31 Aug 2008 14:05:59 EST Townsquare Bootcamp Review AND 220 Express! Here is where everyone can post their answers for the questions and current stats!! Let this be an encourager and help to everyone!! Keep this train a-moving!!! <BR> <BR> Use this format and update by cutting/pasting and editing as time goes on! (if you really don't want to post your starting or current that's FINE just answer the other's just there FYI <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Starting weight: <BR> Current weight: <BR> <BR> 1. How many pounds have you lost since starting ... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 13:56:47 EST Just arrived in 230-ville Hello everyone! This is the first time i have joined this type of team. I guess I mean a team that is basically meant for people to be members temporarily. I think this is really cool and I see that I am at the same stage in my journey as many others here. Well I have just recently entered 230-ville and as happy as I am to be here, I do not want to get comfortable. I am definitely working towards the exit sign. Great to be here!! Sun, 3 Aug 2008 15:39:19 EST HEALTHY RECIPES from vetran traveler- PLEASE RATE! HEALTHY RECIPES from vetran traveler- PLEASE RATE! <BR> <BR> HAPPY SATURDAY, TEAM!!! <BR> I'm popping in to wish you a SUCCESSFUL and HEALTH-FILLED WEEKEND!!! <BR> <BR> I've traveled through 280-ville, 270-ville, 260-ville, 250-ville, 240-ville and am now in 230-ville on Spark! It is so much fun traveling through these little towns... trying to keep up with each other! <BR> <BR> Since I joined Spark People and started my weight-loss journey, I have lost 51 lbs & 29.5 inches... slow and ... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 14:12:41 EST found this on another team, thought I would share <BR> I am SpongeBob SquarePants! <BR> <BR> <BR> WANT TO KNOW WHAT CARTOON CHARACTER YOU ARE! <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character you most resemble? <BR> <BR> A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test. <BR> <BR> Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 14:06:16 EST CHALLENGE your thinking! I would like for this to be the place to post either the NAME or the LINK to your favorite SP article! It can cover ANY topic. There are so many articles here it is hard to get to all of them but if we share here we might help someone else to "CHALLENGE" their thinking and move beyond where they are now! So post and enjoy!! Happy reading!! <BR> <BR> I"ll start. One of my favorite articles is below. It's title is -- <BR> 14 Tips for Starting and Sticking With It <BR> Stop Failure Before it... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 13:32:57 EST PAM -- True/False? This game is easy PAM stands for Person Above Me. <BR> So you will post a sentence and the person above you has to answer it T/F AND post a new PAM. It also helps to get to know a little bit about each other!! SO join in!!! <BR> <BR> I'll start -- <BR> <BR> PAM worked out already this morning! Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:25:10 EST Hi team!!! This is my first time joining a "leaving...." group. I think this will motivate me even more to be about my business. I just joined a challenge for August to lose 10 lbs and I weighed in today at 237.4. So glad to be a part of this team!! <BR> <BR> Kesia Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:19:18 EST August challenge --- Let's do it!!!! This challenge is 'easy' in the fact that you only have to post 2X for the month (more if you want to motivate others!) The challenge here is to post how many pounds you would like to lose for it starts today and ends on Aug 31. I will keep track of who posts and how much you'd like to lose. <BR> Then on Aug 31 (or thereabouts) come back and tell how you did!! Simple -- right....NO, the HARD part is YOU doing the work to meeting that goal!!! So if you can I think it would be nice ... Fri, 1 Aug 2008 11:12:35 EST What are your nonscale victories? Please share! This thread is for any 'successes, atta, gir/boys, woo hoo' moments that you have that aren't related to the scale necessarily but perhaps something you have 'triumphed over' whereas in the past you might not have! <BR> Tue, 1 Jul 2008 22:19:29 EST Picnic in the town square -- what will you bring? This isn't really a 'challenge' It's preparing a virtual picnic for those who would like to share a food item or even a recipe of something we'd like to take to the town park for the picnic at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Let's all try and add something so we have a variety of foods at the end of the month!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:39:34 EST Town Square treasurer -- points on wheel We are having a closest to 21 without going over for the month of July when spinning the sparkwheel. Post your sparkwheel points each day (or however you do it) and there will be a 'prize' each week for the 'winner'...(ok virtual winner!) P.S. You must have spin and posted at least 6 out of the 7 days! <BR> <BR> June 30 5 <BR> July 1 3 <BR> July 2 3 <BR> July 3 5 <BR> July 4 5 Well I"m done!!! :)) <BR> July 5 1 <BR> July 6 Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:37:42 EST Town Square comptroller -- Use emoticons here! This is the 'old' how are you feeling, express it with an emoticon! Sometimes when words don't work -- pictures do!!! Please share YOUR feelings! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:35:47 EST Town Square comptroller -- Express feeling with em This is the place to put how you're feeling with an emoticon. (it's moved -- and come under the office of comptroller -- whatever they do!!) <BR> So please, continue posting!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:34:33 EST Town Square assessor -- how are you doing? This is your accountability thread if you need it. Some of us like to post, calories, exercise, or whatever you need to track ...this is the place for it! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:33:24 EST Town Square doctor’s office -- panic button! This is for ANY citizen who is having 'one of those days'. You need help, comfort, a scolding, a shoulder ....whatever it is -- you'll find it here! <BR> So please share as needed. Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:31:55 EST Apartment listing --welcome to Leaving 230ville This is the thread to introduce yourself and tell what floor are you coming in on? Remember there are NO elevators, only stairs. So you have to work your way down to the lower floors. On the first two floors, are the saunas, massage tables, gym, swimming pool so if you get a room on THESE floors --- WOO HOO to you b/c we know you are on your way out of here!!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:30:26 EST Leaving 230ville turnpike This is a continuation of our journey to 220ville. Just want you to post your date and your goodbye to all of we can wish you well along the way!! <BR> So please stop by and give us your farewell!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:27:29 EST Town square clerk information booth This thread is for any SP memos that come out that need to be shared with the team. If you 'hear' of something new and the leaders don't get 'to it.' then please feel free to add it here! New things are being added, changed, re-arranged all the time and so whoever can help us 'keep up' will be greatly appreciated!! <BR> <BR> You're a great team!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:25:52 EST Town Dump - for pounds AND inches This thread is the continuing of all the pounds we want to ADD to our dump....and please ADD inches as well!! We want to see this dump grow by leaps and POUNDS!!!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:24:14 EST Town square clerks office This thread is for any questions you have about SP, menus, exercise, OR any question you might have. Could also be placed in the hot tub I suppose so it's your choice. Just wanted a specific place for anyone that might need it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:23:15 EST Town Square hot tub This is the place to have ANY general conversation about how you are doing, how you're NOT doing, what's easy for you, what's hard for you. Share your successess, failures, goals, whatever it is you'd like to share b/c we know we can learn from each other and that's what this journey is all about. <BR> <BR> So JUMP right in --- the water is WONDERFUL!!! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:21:31 EST Fireworks for the 4th of July - Exercise Challenge Let's work on a 230-ville FIREWORKS DISPLAY for the 4th of July!!! <BR> (We're doing this in 240-ville but I'll be in 230-ville soon and want to keep my fireworks going so... HAVE FUN!) <BR> <BR> We can all work together to create some fireworks. Simply post your exercise minutes here. Give yourself one star for each 10 minutes of cardio & strength training: <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> For each 6 stars (or 60 minutes) give yourself a set of... Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:49:33 EST Hi, I just moved here..... Hello, I'm Lin and I just moved here from 240 ville. Hopefully I will be able to put this apartment up for rent sooner than I was in <BR> <BR> Good luck to everyone on their weight loss and I hope to join you all in 220-ville real soon! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2008 07:15:17 EST lets get to know each other <BR> Name/Username- Pat / Mommac1214 <BR> <BR> Married?- Yes, 23 1/2 years <BR> <BR> Kids?- 3 -- 2 daughters, age 22 (just got married 2 weeks ago) age 21 (country line & swing dance instructor) and 1 son age 17 (in high school and loves basketball & skateboarding) <BR> <BR> Job?- seasonal work (run the picture with Santa & Easter Bunny set, but took off last year do not know if I am going back yet.) <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- Aries <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- greens <BR> <BR> Favori... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 09:39:45 EST Did you know??? SP has MUSIC???? <BR> <BR> If you go to the toolbar at the top, go to motivation and scroll down and look for the sparksounds on it and you get the coaches music lists plus videos!! I do believe you need flashplayer installed on your's free. <BR> <BR> It's nice to listen to you as you Spark!! Sun, 25 May 2008 09:52:59 EST give this a try I found this on another site thought you might like to give it a try. <BR> <BR> Dr. Phil's test I am...........46 <BR> <BR> <BR> Here you go. Try this! <BR> <BR> Below is Dr. Phil's test. <BR> <BR> (Dr. Phil scored 55, he did this test on Oprah <BR> and she got a 38.) Some folks pay a lot of money to find this stuff out! <BR> Read on, this is very interesting! <BR> <BR> Don't be overly sensitive! <BR> <BR> The following is pretty accurate and it only takes a few minutes. <BR> ... Wed, 14 May 2008 15:15:08 EST Motivational SparkTeam (Chubby No More!!) Hello everyone, I recently started a new SparkTeam called , Chubby No More!! Basically it's aim is to motivate women through various daily small challeneges so that the work doesn't seem as difficult while sharing various motivational quotes and such I know through experience that sometimes being part of a challenge can be helpful because they seem do-able... If you're interested feel free to search for it and join it.. it's public Tue, 13 May 2008 18:45:34 EST . Battle of the Bulge This is just something I wanted to try -- just b/c it interested me. If no one else wants to see it in black and white, we'll go back to the how much have you lost thread!! The way it works (and it involves math so for me it WILL BE a challenge!!) <BR> <BR> What was your calorie intake vs. your after exercise calorie intake. What is the difference? It will be different for all of us since we do different types of exercise. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 May 2008 06:59:57 EST Move it or Gain it! Post your exercise minutes per day/week/ however you want to do it -- <BR> <BR> May 1 <BR> May 2 <BR> May 3 <BR> May 4 <BR> May 5 <BR> May 6 <BR> May 7 Thu, 1 May 2008 06:57:05 EST Spread your SPARK challenge This challenge should be easy --- write, post, or encourage another SPARKER. We would like for it to be at least 1 member of THIS team but it can be from other teams as well. As of today we have 144 members -- the goal is for us to encourage at least 100 other sparkers a week so that by the end of the month we should have posted or written over 400 notes!! Can we do it?? Thu, 1 May 2008 06:55:54 EST The water does it challenge! Log your water Once again my hardest thing is this water!! SOooooooo I would like to fill that 50 gallon bucket. In March we filled 2 1/2 of those buckets -- can we beat that this month?? <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 May 2008 06:52:12 EST Log your non scale victories We all watch the scale -- that's a given but what change/habit/goal have you met that pleases you? It can be weightloss related or life related!! <BR> <BR> My non scale victory is that I'm still at this journey after 6 months -- that's a RECORD!~! Thu, 1 May 2008 06:50:01 EST 2 truths and a lie This is the place to list 2 truths and a lie about you. Then anyone/everyone can guess. Then you let us know what the 'truth' is. Should be fun!! <BR> <BR> Me? <BR> 1. I have been to all 50 states <BR> 2. I have lost 1 son and 1 daughter <BR> 3. I love watching HGTV Thu, 1 May 2008 06:48:08 EST 5 things we would like to know about you List here 5 things we should know about you -- <BR> <BR> About me? <BR> <BR> 1. I've been at the same job for 39 years at the end of this school year <BR> 2. I have been widowed and now divorced. <BR> 3. I love to scrapbook <BR> 4. I enjoy smiling and laughing <BR> 5. I want this to be the journey that I MAKE it. <BR> <BR> How about you?? Thu, 1 May 2008 06:46:06 EST What works for you? Tell us your 'system' Do you weigh weekly, 2X, 3X a week? Give us your reasons for doing it the way you do. How often do you post? <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 May 2008 06:43:51 EST Rascal Flatts Team Hey! <BR> <BR> If you are a Rascal Flatts Fan or you enjoy listening to their music. Come join the Rascal Flatts Team! <BR> <BR> I have just made the team, so I am inviting lots of people to come and join. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste into a new Window: <BR> <BR> s_individual.asp?gid=20721 <BR> <BR> <BR> Katie <em>30</em> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 13:27:33 EST 230ville Touring Spark USA 1. Where are you from? And what’s the weather like today? <BR> <BR> <em>280</em> <em>280</em> <em>280</em> <em>280</em> <em>280</em> <em>280</em> <BR> <BR> Me? <BR> <BR> Indiana -- it was rainy but warm today! More rain in the forecast. Yuck...but they say April showers bring those May I guess I put up with it!! Mon, 31 Mar 2008 21:39:16 EST 230ville Moving down Nutrition Drive 1. Post your ranges for calories, fats and other nutrient of your choice <BR> 2. Then post your ACTUAL calories, fats, and nutrient of your choice for the day <BR> 3. Also post how many days out of 7 you want to MEET that goal -- ok, I know we all want 7 but I’m realistic as well……..but if you want 7 then I say go for it. Just do what you KNOW you will do and can stick to. Mon, 31 Mar 2008 21:34:02 EST "I'm a pound of fat" Shared from another board: <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the HAPPIEST pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm ONLY ONE POUND, just a pound! <BR> Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one. So I just stick around and happly keep you fat. Then I add to myself, ever so slyly, so that you never seem to notice it. That is, ... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:09:16 EST New at SparkPeople Another New Feature Added by Sparkpeople: <BR> <BR> We launched an often requested enhancement to the myNutrition page today. You can now add extra meal categories for tracking food! Many members have requested this because they eat more than one snack a day. So now you can add as many other meal categories as you'd like. <BR> <BR> To add new categories: <BR> 1) Go to your myNutrition page <BR> 2) At the bottom of your day's entries, click the button that reads "Add/Edit My Extra Meal C... Fri, 21 Mar 2008 09:48:10 EST Quote Log Have a favorite motivating quote?? Post it here! <BR> <BR> One of mine is: <BR> "Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still" Chinese Proverb <BR> Sat, 15 Mar 2008 20:07:54 EST I am back again Hi everyone my name is Pat and this is my second time here. I was here back in January then gained 6 pounds back. I am now down to 239 and do not plan on going back to 240-ville again. Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:49:49 EST The 'streaking' log of Leaving 230-ville Here is where you can post your 'streaks' not that kind! Any streak that you 'stick with' for longer than 2 days. Could be your exercise...your food tracker...your new habit...whatever it is post it here to let us know how you're doing. <BR> <BR> My streak is my exercise bike....I now do it 5-6 days out of the 7 and sometimes all 7. That's a HUGE streak for me. Now I've mostly only done it for 10 min so now I"m working on a streak of doing it at least 20 min for the same amount of day... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 17:33:04 EST Are you stalled, are you plateaued ? Start over! I read this and identified with it and hope it might mean something and be beneficial to someone here. The joy of SP, the joy of life we ALWAYS have the choice --- <BR> START OVER <BR> <BR> If you've started out in pursuit of your goal <BR> If you've really tried with your heart and your soul, <BR> But somehow things got out of control--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've tried your best to do what you should <BR> And you thought this time that you surely would, <BR> But once a... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 06:53:05 EST WEEKEND is coming...LOOK OUT -- is this you??!! 3 Ways to Survive the Weekend <BR> <BR> If you're one of those snackers who does great from Monday to Friday, only to blow all your hard work over the weekend, take heart. It is possible to stay the course from Friday to Sunday with a few extra tricks. Be sure to: <BR> <BR> Add structure to your days. Make sure you're still eating regular meals and snacks, even if you aren't "on the clock." <BR> <BR> Beware the weekend mentality. Overeating on the weekend can stem from trying to "reward... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 21:17:04 EST I'm Leaving Town Today WOOHOO I'm leaving town and heading to the next one. I wish all of you luck and hope to see you soon. I will keep checking in on all your progress and update on mine. Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:59:41 EST News from Sparkpeople Copied and Pasted from another team for your information: <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> We launched an enhancement to our weight loss tickers today so that you now have the option to show pounds lost(and goal) instead of your actual weight. If you go to Edit SparkPage and to your ticker section, you will see 2 options: <BR> <BR> 1 - Show my starting weight, goal weight, and current weight (example starting 180, goal 160, current weight 170) <BR> 2 - Show my total pounds to lose and ... Tue, 4 Mar 2008 22:11:47 EST NEW challenge -- do you dare!???? Your challenge this week is to drink your water! <BR> If you would like to post it I will keep track of how many ounces,cups, quarts, gallons we drink and we will see how long it takes to fill a 50 gallon bucket!! Can we do it by the end of March?? <BR> <BR> P.S. <BR> This will be a hard one for me -- so that's why I posted it!!! Want to change THAT habit!! (methods to my madness!!) Sat, 1 Mar 2008 12:22:15 EST ONE habit changed ! Post here any one or more habits you've changed, elmininated or substituted to make your journey easier for you! We can ALL learn from each other!!They say it takes 21 days for a change to become a share yours! <BR> <BR> My word for the past month is CONSISTENCY. For now it's in exercise...I"m not able to do alot of different exercises for a long length of time. So I just went for doing it 'consistently'....that's a BIG change for me! And it has become HABIT now. Sat, 1 Mar 2008 05:27:18 EST March Calorie Log -- it DOES help! Post your calories and your Sodium intake here! <BR> <BR> March 1 1200.....sodium was over my range! <BR> March 2 1440 <BR> March 3 1582 but no exercise -- AGAIN!Am I trying to sabotage myself or what?? <BR> March 4 1850 <BR> March 5 1849 <BR> March 6 <BR> March 7 Sat, 1 Mar 2008 05:23:43 EST FLING into SPRING challenge Post your 'guess' of who will be leaving town by April 1 (or even before!) I will tally the votes to see who actually DID leave and WAS first and that person will be sent off with a BIG virtual party AND the people who voted for the correct person will win a virtual prize! <BR> <BR> Also there is a challenge for LOSING the most pounds this month! March 1-March 31 -- short and quick challenge to get you to spring break or beyone (or a good start on your summer swimsuit) So post your ANSWERS ... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 05:21:43 EST How much have YOU lost??? Thought this was rather where are you? Maybe you've already seen it but we'd like to hear you 'equivalent' <BR> I'm between an auto tire and the amount of pizza consumed by average American (hopefully NOT by me!) <BR> <BR> Here are some weight comparisons...What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average ... Tue, 26 Feb 2008 06:39:15 EST Leaving 230-ville turnpike Leaving town? Announce your departure here. <BR> <BR> Many other team members have already travelled down this turnpike and passed through to 220-ville. When you do depart, we want to celebrate with you so please post HERE! <BR> <BR> Good luck and we hope to join you soon! Mon, 25 Feb 2008 20:30:08 EST I'm new here...but hopefully not for long! Hello everyone, just wanted to introduce myself here. I'm Laila, and I just arrived here. Well, I will be moving in by the end of the week. I'm quite sure of it. Though I'm excited to be here (finally after nearly a month, I don't plan on staying too long. I plan on getting familiar with my new neighbors here and hopefully making new friends. See you soon on the boards. <BR> <BR> Laila Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:17:04 EST Health and Safety regulations! Deposit here!! this has now started to improve the health AND safety of our town. What have you done for YOU today or this week to help you feel better, act better, be better. Waiting to hear from you ..... <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:21:35 EST February is Random act of Kindness month For the remainder of this month, tell, list, choose, an act of kindness that you do for yourself or for someone else (SP related or not) and share it with the group. <BR> <BR> My RAK was for ME this week. I can't do alot of exercise at one time (like hopefully 10 min on a stationary bike a day...occ. I can go up to 20-25 if I do it in 2 sessions) Anyway, my act was to 'forgive myself for NOT doing it 7 days a week! My goal is for doing it for that amount of time SIX days a ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 20:16:58 EST Our challenge this week and weigh ins Our challenge for this week will be in TWO areas. <BR> <BR> Calorie ranges and fat grams. Did you stay within your allotted amount? Post it here Mon, 18 Feb 2008 06:32:03 EST Hi I'm your new co-mayor! Hi everyone I"m your new co-mayor for awhile. I have been in this 'town' for about a month now and hope to be moving on SOON. (but for some reason my SCALE won't cooperate!!) No, it's because of me obviously. I was down to 233 and I made a promise to myself that whenever I went UP...I WOULD move my ticker just as I would as if it went down. BOY, is that humbling...Well I look forward to meeting more of you and hearing your progress...if there's anything you'd like to see or know please contac... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 03:12:57 EST New Mayor needed!!! Current mayor is working diligently to get to the next town and will be leaving soon. <BR> <BR> The part time, temporary position is available to all 230ville members. <BR> <BR> Please apply through this thread or Sparkmail me. Sat, 16 Feb 2008 07:11:05 EST A Solution -Focused Approach to Weight Loss Need to refocus? Need some motivation? Falling short on your goals? <BR> <BR> This Spark article could be a nice shot in the arm. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=685&page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm going to study these techniques today and see how I can apply them to my weight loss goals. <BR> <BR> If this article helps you, let us know. Mon, 11 Feb 2008 10:43:31 EST More exposure for SP We have breaking news! SparkPeople member Melissa (URBANNENA) will appear on NBC's "TODAY Show" this Monday, February 4! She is scheduled to appear at about 10:00 AM Eastern Time. <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2008 19:23:10 EST February 2008 Exercise Log! Feb. 1st Today between the elliptical and the stationary bike, I did 90 minutes of cardio, Burned 490 calories and went 11.85 miles. Also did 40 crunches as well. <BR> Feb. 2nd <BR> Feb. 3rd <BR> Feb. 4th <BR> Feb. 5th <BR> Feb. 6th <BR> Feb. 7th <BR> Feb. 8th <BR> Feb. 9th <BR> Feb. 10th <BR> Feb. 11th <BR> Feb. 12th <BR> Feb. 13th <BR> Feb. 14th <BR> Feb. 15th <BR> Feb. 16th <BR> Feb. 17th <BR> Feb. 18th <BR> Feb. 19th <BR> Feb. 20th <BR> Feb. 21st <BR> Feb. 22nd <BR> ... Fri, 1 Feb 2008 16:52:41 EST Getting over THAT number I have been working so hard these past couple of weeks. Yes! I lost 7 pounds. But 232 is the number I am trying to get past. About two years ago I lost 38 pounds to get me to 232 and NEVER got past it. After having my girl 7 months ago I am once again in the " Have to do it" Mode. I am there. I am in a routine and now I never let a day pass without working out. <BR> So what I am coming down to is... Has anyone else had that stubborn number that they just can't get around and how did you fina... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 18:40:00 EST From KEENIEBOY, passing it on Hey guys a friend of mine passed this along to me and I thought I would share it with all of you!! This would be a great way to spread the spark if one of our very own Spark members could get on the Oprah show!!! Here's the info below from the website: <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS story? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off? Have you tried every diet in the book and finally discovered the key to healthy weight loss. <BR> ... Wed, 23 Jan 2008 07:16:58 EST The 4th week of the year! How has your progress been? Are you on track so far? <BR> Review your goals and make adjustments where needed. If you've gotten off track, this is a good time to recommit and restart. <BR> <BR> Have you made your health and fitness goals a priority? <BR> You may have to tell someone "no" in order to get your exercise done. Some items will have to be "banned" from your pantry and fridge. <BR> <BR> Start every day with a plan for how you'll meet your goals. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 07:22:40 EST Awesome Website to Help! For those of you who walk, use a treadmill, stationary bike or any other form of exercise that tracks miles, you might want to jump on in this virtual cross country trip from Virginia to Oregon. It tracks your miles for you via a map and shows pictures along the way of where you are at. I am doing two virtual cross country trips, and I have just started this one. If you want to join, feel free to add me as a partner, my number is 50488. Anyway have fun with this if you want to do it. <BR> I... Thu, 17 Jan 2008 11:43:42 EST Hello, I am new here! I have belonged to SP since 2006, but only recently decided to give it a go. So, this is my first time posting a message to a group--hope this is right! This morning I weighed 232. I have been in the 230s--hovering around 232-235 for quite some time. I would be pretty happy to see 229!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for having me and I hope to be leaving you all soon! <BR> Amanda Wed, 16 Jan 2008 15:43:50 EST Looking for a new mayor and co-mayor EARLY!! Hey, I am thinking very positively and will be outa here VERY soon and I think LaTonia might beat me outa here if I don't kick it into high gear, so does anyone want to step up and take over for us? Does that sound like a plan LaTonia? Thanks, Cynthia Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:35:03 EST 220ville is calling There are a bunch of us under 235 who need to get rid of the last couple of pounds to move out of town. Let's keep pushing and make some room for those coming from 240-ville! Tue, 15 Jan 2008 11:56:19 EST hi iam anew one i want to tell that i never was normal wt but i need it soooo much Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:34:54 EST January 2008 Daily Exercise Log! Jan. 1 Walked for 10 hours on vacation at Disneyland. <BR> Jan. 2 Walked for 10 hours on vacation at Disneyland. <BR> Jan. 3 Walked for 10 hours on vacation at Disneyland. <BR> Jan. 4 Walked for 10 hours on vacation at Disneyland. <BR> Jan. 5 Gave the body a day off! <BR> Jan. 6 Gave the body a day off! <BR> Jan. 7 All snowed in today. <BR> Jan. 8 Snowed in again today. <BR> Jan. 9 Snowed in again today. We'll see what tomorrow brings. <BR> Jan. 10 Today, between the elliptical machine... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 02:31:39 EST Challenge for week of 12/17 I hope that nobody minds that I am putting up a challenge for this week as I saw that there was none yet. <BR> <BR> I challenge you all to find every possible way to put a few extra steps in this week. There are many ways to accomplish this so I will list a few: <BR> -Park the furthest from the door, protects your car from extra dings from carts and you get the benefits of the walk. <BR> -When doing the laundry take multiple trips <BR> -Take in the gifts/groceries one bag at a time <BR> -If... Mon, 17 Dec 2007 11:39:34 EST What are your "This Week's Non-Scale Victories?" For me, my this week's non-scale victory was that I had to buy smaller sweatpants to work out in because my old ones were so baggy that I was embarrassed to wear them any longer to the gym. <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:32:38 EST This is a really fun Christmas website! <BR> <BR> Just put in your own pictures, add the sound and replay with your computer speakers turned up and really laugh and smile! Mon, 10 Dec 2007 23:41:09 EST What are a few of your 2008 resolutions! Wow, I really need to think about my 2008 resolutions, but will post them real soon! <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 21:18:32 EST How Much Do You Know About Christmas? Random Christmas fact: "Jingle Bells" was originally written as a Thanksgiving song. <BR> <BR> <BR> How Much Do You Know About Christmas? <BR> <BR> howmuchdoyouknowaboutch <BR> ristmasquiz/ <BR> <em>233</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 21:03:20 EST What crappy Christmas gift are you? What Crappy Christmas Gift Are You? <BR> <BR> whatcrappychristmasgiftareyouquiz/ <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> I am a Fruitcake. Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:58:46 EST Are you having any food or exercise pitfalls? Please let us know if you are having any pitfalls with food or exercise that someone here might be able to give you support and motivation through. <BR> <em>38</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:52:32 EST Our challenge for this week is.....any takers? Look here each Monday for the new weekly challenge for anyone interested. Please email the town mayor with any weekly challenge suggestions, which are greatly appreciated, as this is your team, and we aim to please! <BR> <em>248</em> Mon, 10 Dec 2007 20:47:33 EST