SparkPeople The Knees Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8065 Recovering from knee surgery?or just having chronic knees issues and pain Need to loose some weight and build muscle to properly support your knees? SparkPeople The Knees Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8065 thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60054576 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR>... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:08:08 EST SP new enhancements to streaks etc.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60050565 <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to make sure you see today's announcement about a few new enhancements to streaks, as well as the ability to now post a picture with your status updates on your SparkPage. More details are here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=new_feature_roundup_enhanced_streak<BR>s_and_photos_with_status_updates </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:26:24 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60046047 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Anyone here been tempting with treats at: work, school, church, or with family/friends? <BR> This time of year is full of sweet delicacies that sabotage our new healthy lifestyle. <BR> How do we combat these little "Whoops!" moments? WITH EXERCISE! ? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN OFF 300 OR MORE CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> Be proactive this week by MOVING & BURNING CALORIES! <BR> <BR> Have a Wednesday! Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:37:42 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60039342 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:47:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60022319 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday <BR> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:44:23 EST friday & or weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60001806 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> You have TWO CHALLENGES for today. They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Re-evaluate your goals and calorie needs <BR> <BR> 2) Update your status on your Sparkpage if you haven't already! <BR> <BR> Using these tools can be a GREAT MOTIVATION to you and others that read your Sparkpage. <BR> Those holiday parties will be here sooner than we know. <BR> Let's get working on healthier eating and exercise. WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday & or weekend! ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:33:02 EST Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60000362 Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You? <BR> <BR> Are you strong? Are you sensitive? What is the one trait those who know you see in you? What trait is stronger than all the rest? Find out with this nifty and clever test! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email id =13342&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:42:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59996186 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take tim... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:58:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59984230 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:33:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59973542 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:50:40 EST Christmas or Hannukah A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59973359 Whichever you celebrate, take the next letter of the alphabet and keep the list going. <BR> <BR> A - angels <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:33:57 EST 2 words drop one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59973332 You will see two words - drop one word, substituting another that makes sense. For example, birthday party. Drop birthday and substitute dress = party dress or drop party and substitute card = birthday card, etc. etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start with: <BR> <BR> Tree House <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:31:24 EST knees want to know?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59973209 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you do the holidays the way your mom did (or does) them? <BR> Or do you have your own traditions that your family loves? <BR> What do you do that makes the holiday special? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>442</em> <em>500</em> <em>499</em> <em>447</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:18:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59961159 Happy Monday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:25:41 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59939869 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Can you feel it in the air? STRESS! <BR> The end of the year stress. Holiday stress..relatives we haven't seen in a while stress.. <BR> .it is enough to drive your hair gray! <BR> <BR> Your challenge for Friday is to: <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) REST - Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> This weekend will be full of: last minute shopping, writing Christmas cards, cleaning house & yar... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:18:31 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59931239 Happy Thursday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. <BR> This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. <BR> It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:49:29 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59921197 Happy Wednesday to you!! <BR> <BR> Watch your Sugar intake. <BR> <BR> Some of us drink our coffee with sugar, or have a regular soda during our busy days. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is this: <BR> Can you cut your daily sugar or switch your regular sugary foods for lighter versions? Instead of: <BR> <BR> *A regular soda - Try a diet soda <BR> *A spoon of sugar in your coffee - Try a partial packet of artificial sweetener <BR> *Regular chocolate - Try a sugar-free version <BR> <... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 23:24:02 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59914503 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get in your choice of exercise: <BR> <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:47:23 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59896104 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to "CONVERT" your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/mea... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:13:59 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59877054 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 400 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> Remember that you don't have to burn these calories through one workout. <BR> Feel free to break up your exercise throughout the day. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:04:40 EST hints or tips for a first-time skier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59875554 Hi everyone! <BR> It's a long time since I posted -- I think we're coming up to 5 years since my arthroscopy! And the good news is that my knee is definitely improved -- partly because the op was a success, and partly that I'm being nice to it, and have given up the running. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has any hints or tips for a first-time skier -- my boyfriend wants us to go for a ski trip in January, and I'm a little nervous about my knee in anticipation... Does anyone have ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:20:36 EST Thanksgiving Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59871428 <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of Thanksgiving!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.dobhran.com/greetings/GRthanksgi<BR>ving5.htm </link> <BR> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:19 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59863114 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. This could be: <BR> <BR> *A healthy food, recipe, beverage, or restaurant <BR> <BR> *An exercise or piece of equipment incorporated into exercise <BR> <BR> *Tackling something in your life that you have never done before (i.e. a project, facing a fear, etc.) <BR> <BR> *A new way of doing something that you do regularly <BR> <BR> These are just some suggestions. What will you do that is NEW TO YOU today... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:10:57 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59854532 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday everyone! <BR> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:41:44 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59842678 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit mmore of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:54:49 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59809863 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about mid month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR> <BR> Suggest... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:07:45 EST The Best Cardio Exercises for Bad Knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x59801005 The Best Cardio Exercises for Bad Knees <BR> <BR> 6 step-by-step cardio exercises for bad knees, plus 4 more low-impact ideas <BR> :: by <BR> Shannon Beineke & Vanessa Sofia <BR> Cardiovascular exercises are essential to any fitness regimen, but they can be painful for bad knees. Only certain knee workouts are safe and effective for bad knees. Your capabilities will depend on your injury, but the following knee exercises can often be done with ease, even with bad knees. Check with your docto... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:44:31 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59800744 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls,... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:52:33 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59790847 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Eating your dialy fruit and vegetables <BR> <BR> 4) No eating in front of the TV <BR> <BR> 5) No candy or potato chips <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know how you did! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:20:44 EST new question Knees wanto to know?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59776982 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you celebrate what are your plans for thanksgiving? <BR> If you have already celebrated how did your plans turn out for thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:44:21 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59776913 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE MUSCLES. <BR> Great ways to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Plank <BR> *Kickboxing <BR> *Pilates <BR> *Yoga <BR> *Gym equipment that target your core <BR> *Push-ups <BR> *Crunches <BR> *Burpees <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Check back in later with what you did to accomplish today's challenge. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:34:26 EST friday & or weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59755702 Happy Friday/weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do something that makes YOU truly happy. <BR> It could be a million things. Here are few ideas: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in or take a nap <BR> *Call or see a dear friend <BR> *Play a board game with the family <BR> *Curl up with your favorite beverage and a good book <BR> *Watch a special movie or go to one <BR> *Ask someone special for a back or foot massage <BR> *Go hiking, swimming, bike riding, etc. <BR> *Take a long, h... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:25:42 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59746186 Happy Thursday to you ! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT IN MODERATION. <BR> Get a smaller plate and serve yourself a small portion of your favorite foods being served. <BR> Put your fork down between bites. Drink water throughout your meal. <BR> Enjoy the company around you. <BR> Enjoy the special dishes that you don't usually have throughout the year. <BR> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor it. <BR>... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:57:56 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59736003 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:30:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59726413 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? <BR> Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:24:10 EST Let's spell thanksgi ving.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59719758 T - Turkey <BR> H - <BR> A - <BR> N - <BR> K - <BR> S - <BR> G - <BR> I - <BR> V - <BR> I - <BR> N - <BR> G - <BR> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:59:34 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59710758 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/m... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:20:34 EST knees want to know?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59705836 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you shop online? If so what site and what do you shop for? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 22:51:54 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59688412 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get moving and get in 45 min. of cardio. <BR> Some great ways to burn off calories can be: <BR> <BR> *Turn up the music and dance away those calories (great for house cleaning when no one is watching) <BR> *Put on your headset and go for a walk or jog <BR> *Do some gardening (i.e. mow, pull weeds, rake leaves) <BR> *Play outside with the kids (soccer, throw a frisbee, play hopscotch, etc.) <BR> *Go for a bike ride <BR> ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:28:11 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59677769 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 22:38:46 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59667930 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Are you eating enriched, white flour in your foods? <BR> Foods full of enriched, white flour are not as good for you as foods full of whole grains. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT WHOLE GRAINS & SKIP THE WHITE FLOUR. <BR> Try whole grains in: <BR> <BR> *Your cereal <BR> *Your bread, bagel, tortilla <BR> *Your rice, pasta <BR> <BR> Remember to READ LABELS! <BR> Look for a high fiber content in what you are eating. <BR> When I go shopping, I lo... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:58:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59657740 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday everyone <BR> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:39:55 EST I think it's gonna be a long, long ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59653754 week!! ;-) <BR> <BR> Did pet food shopping at Wal-mart today. Have a folding shopping cart I use to lug it all home. I live at the top of a hill, which means coming home is an uphill battle with a cart that weighs .... 105#!!! Yes, I know cuz I weighed them on my scale when I got home! Both knees held up fairly well, but I'm beat. :-) <BR> <BR> More tmw .... food for ME! ;-) <BR> <BR> Wed .... Doctor's appt and then few things at Dollar Tree. <BR> <BR> Thursday ..... Therapy. <B... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:36:04 EST Let's offer our wishes for November birthdays..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59651875 <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY.... <BR> <BR> LET'S ALL WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......... <BR> <BR> Michelle aka MMMMMM4 - 7th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MM<BR>MMMM4 </link> <BR> <BR> ALOHACYL -12 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>OHACYL </link> <BR> <BR> Jenniferkcm -14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>N... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:25:25 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59640616 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to : <BR> It is time for determining your November CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of November? <BR> <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TODAY. <BR> <BR> Lastly, make a note of how many minutes you want to <BR> accomplish in Nove... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 12:29:42 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59616094 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to MEASURE EVERYTHING YOU EAT/DRINK & STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> <BR> You CAN do this! <BR> <BR> Have a fun Haloween Friday! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:45:07 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59606938 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR LOWER BODY. <BR> Can you do 3-5 lower body exercises? <BR> <BR> Spark exercises (there are many more under Fitness): <BR> <BR> *Genie Sit <BR> *Squats <BR> *Calf Raises <BR> *Lunges <BR> *Lying Abduction <BR> *Seated leg extensions (w/band too) <BR> <BR> Use your imagination. The weekend is almost here. <BR> Let's get moving! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level****... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:52:57 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59596885 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to not eat processed white flour or sugar. <BR> Most pre-packaged foods are laden with these "nutritional villains". <BR> Where do they hide? In foods like: <BR> <BR> *Cereals <BR> *Energy drinks <BR> *Pastries <BR> *Pre-sweetened beverages <BR> *Convenience meals <BR> <BR> Remember to READ YOUR LABELS! <BR> Try substituting your white bread for whole grain. <BR> Try oatmeal instead of sweetened cereal. <BR> <BR> YOU CA... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:06:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59586831 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:14:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59571497 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN OFF 300 OR MORE CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> Be proactive this week by MOVING & BURNING CALORIES! <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:21:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59548929 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:22:55 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59538150 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you have a list of OTHER GOALS for you to do each day? <BR> Did you know that you have this "virtual check list" on Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints review page. <BR> You will find all the areas where you can rack-up daily Sparkpoints. <BR> One of these areas is TRACK OTHER GOALS. <BR> Your challenge today is to get those goals done. <BR> <BR> This is your personal list, so you can have items pertaining to you, your home, your work, et... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:49:16 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59528689 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> tailor your cardio workout to your fitness level. If you are: <BR> <BR> *New to Exercise - Try to get in <BR> 30 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> *Have been exercising for a <BR> while (more than a month) - Try to get in 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> *Have been exercising for a long <BR> while - Try to get in 60 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! Remember to <BR> drink yo... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:15:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59518868 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you find that you have the following symptoms at times: tiredness, lethargy, looking pale, feeling faint and breathless? If so, your body might be running low on iron. <BR> <BR> Your CHALLENGE FOR TODAY is to get in your iron (see your Spark nutrition table for your personal needs). Many of us take a multi-vitamin for vitamins/minerals that we might not be getting through food. That is great, but for iron you can also try: <BR> <BR> * Roast beef ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:14:45 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59501607 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to choose your exercise..... <BR> Great exercises to do are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:36:29 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59470071 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR>... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:53:18 EST New SparkPoint Trophy Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59469902 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you know that we added some new trophy levels today beyond 100,000 points. Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoi nt s_icons.asp </link> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:38:10 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59459641 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, rings... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:57:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59447730 Happy Tuesday To You! <BR> <BR> I thought we could start off the week with a "to do list". <BR> <BR> Make a note of 5 things that YOU WILL GET DONE BY FRIDAY! <BR> <BR> You can jot down the 5 things that you will get done here (or keep them somewhere that you can refer to them). <BR> <BR> Also, let's shoot for 8-10 glasses of water today. Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:21:18 EST Lets spell Halloween in monsters, movies and books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59447371 Lets spell Halloween in monsters, movies and books. For ex. <BR> H - Halloween, 1,2,3 <BR> Next person would have A <BR> Copy the H and then put your A <BR> Ex. <BR> H - Halloween, 1,2,3 <BR> A- alien <BR> next person copies and puts L etc until we spell Halloween <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:41:43 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59437411 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a geat Monday <BR> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:40:47 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59413519 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:26:20 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59402374 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TAKE 30 MINUTES OF PEACE & QUIET. <BR> <BR> Set aside just 30 minutes to: <BR> <BR> *Relax <BR> *Take a snooze <BR> *Enjoy nature <BR> *Meditate or pray <BR> *Read something inspiration or comforting <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, DO IT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:17:16 EST Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59400430 Bloody He**! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Just when I was thinking I was a bit proud of myself for snapping up a barely used tracker from ebay, I see SP has the bloody thing on sale for 29.95!! I got it for 46 on ebay. :-( <BR> <BR> phooey. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I should have it Friday. Looking forward to giving this a try. Like idea of not having to pay/month to use it. Gave up on my old Body Media because of that. My tight budget doesn't allow me to pay $35+/month for Ancestry.com (wh... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:57:01 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59393447 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 7 SERVINGS OF FRUITS and/or VEGETABLES. <BR> <BR> Great ways to get in servings can be: <BR> <BR> *Make fresh fruit/vegetable juice in your juicer <BR> *Have a fruit smoothie <BR> *Have a bowl of fresh fruit salad <BR> *Have a big vegetable salad <BR> *Put vegetables on your sandwich <BR> *Chop up vegetables and dip them in hummus or salsa <BR> *Have a bowl of vegetable soup (watch that sodium!) <BR> *Grill ve... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:52:49 EST Spark Guy new min book on line here is the link. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59392153 If you have not read the Spark Guy new min book on line here is the link. Just click on so you can read. If we can not do 10 min per day then something is wrong with us. I know that we at least walk 10 min per day. This is a easy one we can all do. Lets see how many days we each can do it. <BR> <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/10/10_Minutes_Progra m. pdf </link> <BR> <BR> you can post your efforts below on the team............. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:03:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59382610 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN. <BR> <BR> You are not up against anyone else with this challenge. In order to get a bunch of points for the day, you need to eat well, exercise, drink water, and participate in the Spark Community. <BR> <BR> How many points can you get today? GO FOR IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:41:56 EST recovering from surgery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59377774 I had surgery on Thursday! they "cleaned out" my left knee. I am slowly recovering. Still icing. Still need to nap daily but am limping along okay. Still gets super wiped out easily. <BR> <BR> Doctor says it'll take 6 weeks until I'm back to normal. And then I'll have to work on regaining my flexibility strenght, rebalancing, etc. <BR> <BR> My legs have been uneven from limping for like a year now. <BR> <BR> any advice? Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:10:08 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59366749 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/m... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 15:40:48 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59341268 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:31:17 EST What a Day!! Oct 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59330369 Whew, whole lotta walking today. more than yesterday, and more still Thursday and Friday! <BR> <BR> I walked 3549 steps = 1.12 miles on Tuesday <BR> I walked 5987 steps = 1.88 miles on Wednesday <BR> <BR> Totals so far 9536 steps = 3.00 miles!! <BR> <BR> Knees are really feeling it! Right knee has been giving me more pain than my left which I had meniscus surgery on. I called my knee doc for appt. I don't know if it's because I'm walking more or just arthritis. :-( <BR> <BR> Lin ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:58:02 EST let's offer our October birthday wishes...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59329763 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to visit everyone's SparkPages to wish them a Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> Happy OCTOBER Birthdays To: <BR> <BR> <BR> EllenSun - 5th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>LENSUN </link> <BR> <BR> BeatleTot-14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>ATLETOT </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> CHOCTAW_4-29TH .....has no page <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T FORGET ANYONE... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:53:53 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59317788 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. <BR> Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:52:54 EST 15-Minute Lower-Body Workout for Bad Knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x59317748 <BR> A 15-Minute Lower-Body Workout for Bad Knees <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=a_15minute_lowerbody_workout_for_ba<BR>d_knees </link> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:48:37 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59307615 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises ...etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't have daily goals posted for yourself? ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:38:59 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59296139 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:43:58 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59267388 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:44:39 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59256344 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> Do something kind and pampering JUST FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Go ahead, you deserve it! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:33:07 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59245621 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Wednesday! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:29:14 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59234371 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT ONE COMPLETELY VEGETARIAN MEAL. <BR> You choose the meal and what you eat. <BR> <BR> The one misconception that many of us have is that vegetarians don't consume protein. This just isn't true (or healthy). Great ways to get protein into your vegetarian meal are: <BR> <BR> *Beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, lentils, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Soy products (soy milk, edamame, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Nuts & seeds (Almonds, Cashews, Filberts,... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59217449 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/m... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:04:07 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59192099 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:43:47 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59181867 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there.... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:06:03 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59170471 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SPOIL THE WORLD. <BR> There are many things you can do with this one. <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Recycle <BR> *Donate <BR> *Beautify your community <BR> *Show kindness to strangers <BR> *Give to charity or a person in need <BR> *Pick up trash that isn't yours (while walking/hiking, etc.) <BR> <BR> Make the world a better place today! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:42:59 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59159773 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge yesterday was to work your core muscles. <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:03:26 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59142618 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT,you choose. <BR> Great exercises to do are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:44:46 EST friday & weekend challeng ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59117595 <BR> Happy Friday & Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> What is a great way to relieve any stresses? Laughter! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today and the weekend is to do something fun that makes you laugh. <BR> Here are a few suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Watch a silly movie <BR> *Play charades or a board game with family/friends <BR> *Listen to a comedian (online, on television, on the radio) <BR> *Go to a park and play on the equipment <BR> *Play a playground game as if you were a kid (i.e. hopsc... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:51:36 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59108115 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC T... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:42:06 EST take the knee quiz........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x59107974 <link>www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-p ai n/rm-quiz-know-your-knees </link> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:15:19 EST Good deed for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59105456 I happened to be on the bus on my way home today when a gal sitting near me asked if I had a phone. I apologized to her and said that my phone had limited minutes. Another gal got on sitting next to me. Again this gal asked if she could use this young gal's phone. She made a phone call and I caught bits n pieces of it. The gist was she was kicked out of where she was staying last night and had no where to go. I overheard her say she would call whomever she was talking to again in 15 minu... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:20:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59097336 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:13 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59087298 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. <BR> According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less process... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:32:37 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59072615 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO 1-2 DIFFERENT EXERCISES <BR> Feel free to use weights, bands, etc. to increase the difficulty of your work-out. <BR> There are great suggestions for exercises in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share which exercises you completed. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:54:50 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59047244 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TAKE 30 MINUTES OF PEACE & QUIET. <BR> Set aside just 30 minutes to: <BR> <BR> *Relax <BR> *Take a snooze <BR> *Enjoy nature <BR> *Meditate or pray <BR> *Read something inspiration or comforting <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, DO IT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:11:20 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59036650 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:58:46 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59026170 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, rings... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:18:35 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59020019 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your SEPTEMBER CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of SEPTEMBER? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER . <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorro... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:48:13 EST let's offer our September birthday wishes...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59015704 <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDY DEAR Nuliaja and TEXASC925.... <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> I hope you have a lovely birthday!! <BR> <BR> Nuliaja - 1st <BR> <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=N<BR>ULIAJA </link> <BR> <BR> TEXASC925-25th <BR> no available sparkpage..... <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:05:24 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58999684 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.co... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:52:13 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58978616 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:46:35 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58968724 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to either have a fruit and/or vegetable WITH EVERY MEAL and SNACK! Fruits & vegetables are FULL of healthy vitamins and minerals Ways to get in fruits & vegetables are: <BR> <BR> *Make a smoothie <BR> *Put fruit on your cereal, bagel, english muffin <BR> *Put vegetables in your omelet <BR> *Put vegetables on your sandwich <BR> *Have vegetable soup <BR> *Have a salad <BR> *Grill vegetables on the bar-b-que <BR> *Toss vegetable... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:50:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58959890 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to JUST SAY NO! <BR> <BR> Say NO to: <BR> <BR> *Second helpings <BR> <BR> *Fats & sugars that you don't need (i.e. in your coffee, butter instead of jam, frying instead of broiling/grilling, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Eating fast food instead of making something healthy <BR> <BR> *Buying from the vending machine <BR> <BR> *Staying sedentary - GET MOVING! <BR> <BR> *Taking on more than you can chew (I don't mean food either) <BR... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:35:02 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58933449 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> How was everyone's weekend? <BR> Did you get a bunch accomplished? <BR> Did you spend time with loved ones? <BR> Did you rest and relax? <BR> GREAT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE! <BR> You can do any (or all) of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do at least THREE exercises (and appropriate reps) that work your CORE area. <BR> Spark Fitness has great suggestions for core exercises. <BR> <BR> *Take a class such as kickboxi... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:56:30 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58912122 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:54:21 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58900713 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> <BR> *****click on the link below to match your exercise into steps...****** <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://wal... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:48:29 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58892603 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> To do this, you need to: <BR> <BR> *Plan ahead <BR> *Read Labels <BR> *Use your kitchen scale, measuring cups/spoons <BR> *Log every morsel and sip <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:45:43 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58882605 <BR> Have a happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> 4) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:07:07 EST Returning to Spark (long) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58879025 I'm getting myself familiarized with all the new changes here. I've downloaded the app to my tablet and cellphone. The one new change that I really like is the "goals". I've selected the stock pics, added a few of my own and various goals and comments to myself. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I have a body media arm band, but have stopped using it sometime ago. Now , I hear a new company is taking it over. Been mulling over starting it again .... until I read a bit more info on the Spark T... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:00:41 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58869076 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO 3-5 DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON FIRMING UP YOUR ARMS. <BR> Feel free to use weights, bands, etc. to increase the difficulty of your work-out. <BR> There are great suggestions for exercises targeting arms in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share which exercises you completed. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:22:51 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58844105 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:49:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58835008 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. <BR> This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off your daily goals <BR> *Do a web search <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Th... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:49:17 EST Hi I'm new to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58825986 Just wanted to stop by and say hi! My name is sandie and I'm in Springfield Missouri. I'm 49 years young and have recently had both knees replaced. I used to enjoy Leslie Sansone's walk aerobics for exercise but since having my knees replaced I just can't comfortably do it anymore. No pain but I'm off balance and my knees just don't quite work the same. I've been doing Oxycise for my workouts everyday and seeing great results with zero impact. I look forward to getting to know you all! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:40:25 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58825144 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting challenge: Watch your Sugar intake. <BR> <BR> Some of us drink our coffee with sugar, or have a regular soda during our busy days. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is this: Can you cut your daily sugar or switch your regular sugary foods for lighter versions? Instead of: <BR> <BR> *A regular soda - Try a diet soda <BR> *A spoon of sugar in your coffee - Try a partial packet of artificial sweetener <BR> *Regular chocolate ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:42:29 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58815084 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:52:06 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58804110 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:51:25 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58776714 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". <BR> However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. <BR> Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:15:25 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58765452 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday everyone! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:51:24 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58756754 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:30:59 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58746687 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to exercise for at least 45 minutes. <BR> Some great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 01:27:57 EST august birthdays.. ........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58746265 Lets make this an awesome month of August.... <BR> the best yet!! <BR> <BR> hope i didn't miss anyone.......... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:12:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58734614 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? <BR> Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:19:48 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58706178 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your AUGUST CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of August? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can d... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:40:01 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58696268 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:53:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58685754 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PASS IT ON! <BR> Throw out random acts of kindness. <BR> With all of the craziness on the news and in our lives, it feels pretty good to spread the smiles around you. <BR> <BR> Once you read this, put on a happy face and don't stop until you go to bed. <BR> Be kind. Be helpful. Be loving. Be generous. Be proactive. <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:03:35 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58675823 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:29:02 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58664505 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? <BR> Was it hectic? <BR> Was it relaxing? <BR> Are you ready for a wonderful week? <BR> GREAT! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 3 + 2! Eat 3 HEALTHY meals and 2 HEALTHY snacks. Plan ahead by making your lunch in advance. Throw an apple, yogurt, or some nuts in for an afternoon snack. If you are only able to use a vending machine, look for items such as: granola bars, pretzels, or animal crackers. These are usually the ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:02:47 EST knees want to know..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58658451 <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's one activity you tried to 'get into' but gave up on? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:26:09 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58635849 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:45 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58617596 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> <BR> ...etc. Your challenge today is to complete ALL OF ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:51:09 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58606795 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed th... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:54:27 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58594672 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:04:13 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58567536 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:47:36 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58557038 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take time for YOU. ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:41:10 EST announcements ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58556616 "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the total SparkPoints for the day over to the right side of the page under Step 1. It will still be very visible and still serve as a good reminder to spin. <BR> <BR> To access your team bonus points, you will have to sc... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:44:35 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58546606 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. <BR> Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:23:14 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58536274 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get creative with UNPLANNED EXERCISE. <BR> What does that mean? <BR> Well, make the most of your "off moments" throughout the day. <BR> Things like: <BR> <BR> *While you are waiting for your coffee/tea to brew, or your toast to get done - Do some squats or leg lifts <BR> <BR> *While waiting for a fax or copies at the copier - Do some calf raises or glute squeezes <BR> <BR> *While at your monitor typing or waiting in traffic... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:22:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58519779 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the weekend. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/o... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:02:22 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58496059 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 250 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> This is a perfect opportunity to: <BR> <BR> *Take the dog for a walk <BR> *Push the kids in your jog stroller <BR> *Run errands and get some exercise on your bike <BR> *Play with the kids in the pool <BR> *Jump on the trampoline <BR> *Pop in an exercise DVD for 30 minutes <BR> * or whatever you choose to do <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:47:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58485136 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> I've been looking into replacing one meal a day with a homemade smoothie. I was doing research a bunch of green superfood brands, and am learning a bunch about what our bodies really need for energy and to keep healthy. That got me to thinking: <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to share what HEALTHY FOODS keep you on track. <BR> <BR> *What foods do you look for when trying to stay on track? <BR> *What are your healthy snacks ? <BR> *How do you change yo... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:47:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58474463 <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> ...etc. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today i... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:10:45 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58463078 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get outside for exercise. <BR> The exercise is up to you. <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Gardening <BR> *Jogging <BR> *Walking <BR> *Roller Skating <BR> *Bicycling <BR> *Hiking <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day and get some fresh air! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:23:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58448674 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:18:16 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58423716 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday/Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> This challenge is an easy one. <BR> <BR> *Enjoy this great day with those you love and care about <BR> <BR> *Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> *Do 30 minutes of cardio/strength training <BR> <BR> Have a Super Friday/Weekend! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:11:56 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58413214 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your JULY CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of JULY? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF JULY. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TOD... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:37:25 EST let's offer our July birthday wishes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58402212 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDY DEAR CINNIEMAY <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY YOUR DAY BE AS SPECIAL AS YOU ALL ARE!! <BR> <BR> July birthdays: <BR> <BR> lita-1st <BR> tlcfme-3rd <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TL<BR>CFME </link> <BR> <BR> MERCYCOVE-22 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>RCYCOVE </link> <BR> <BR> BERRIMOUSE-Thelma 31st <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:47:21 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58402098 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:32:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58391260 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> What is YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in your fruits/vegetables? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in all your water? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in strength training? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to tackle the area that you have a hard time with (mine is sodium & strength training). It could be: <BR> <BR> *Answering your Sparkmail and/or Goodies <BR> *Logging in all your food <BR> *Food related (i.e. ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 01:13:48 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58379382 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:31:54 EST Feeling so low...in pain..feeling worthless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58355064 Hello, <BR> <BR> I need to talk to someone. I injured my right knee in January 2013 after trying running. My health has slowly declined to where I can't even walk a lot even just to go shopping...so my quality of life has greatly decreased. Two months ago I was getting into the van which has a high step and my left leg slipped and my full body weight just came down on that left leg and now I am having trouble with both knees. <BR> <BR> I went to see an orthopedic doctor about a month ago... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:02:19 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58349765 <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:13:54 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58339831 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:22:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58329307 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Remember when Mom told you to drink your milk? <BR> Mom was a smart woman and knew what was good for you. <BR> Foods that are rich in calcium help prevent osteoporosis and keep your bones strong. <BR> <BR> Can you get in your daily calcium WITHOUT the use of your multi-vitamin today? <BR> <BR> What foods are high in calcium? How about: <BR> <BR> *Dairy products (i.e. yogurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) <BR> *Dark green leafy vegetables <B... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:18:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58318277 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:27:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58300282 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:40:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58275378 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, ri... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:05:59 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58264141 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> Get some sort of cardio or strenght exercises <BR> Spoil yourself at least once today <BR> Eat 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS RIGHT! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:27:34 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58264121 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> Get some sort of cardio or strenght exercises <BR> Spoil yourself at least once today <BR> Eat 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS right?! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:23:13 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58254028 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:15:33 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58242835 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to: <BR> <BR> (1)Have a healthy breakfast <BR> <BR> (2)Have at least one healthy snack to keep your body "fueled" <BR> <BR> (3) Measure & notate ALL food consumed <BR> <BR> (4) Do something physical that burns AT LEAST 200 calories <BR> <BR> Can you do ALL FOUR items on today's challenge? <BR> <BR> YOU KNOW YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:48:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58231160 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:54:41 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58201038 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> How does it make you feel when you get a compliment out of the blue? <BR> Makes your day a bit brighter, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GIVE FIVE UNEXPECTED COMPLIMENTS. This can be to a family member, co-worker, Spark Member, or complete stranger. <BR> Make the day of five people with your kind words. <BR> <BR> Just think about this.... <BR> <BR> "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:39:50 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58188091 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Come back and share what you did! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:38:52 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58178517 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL YOURSELF. <BR> Do something kind and pampering JUST FOR YOU! Go ahead, you deserve it! <BR> <BR> Come back and share what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:17:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58150188 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a MUSCULAR Monday <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:55:28 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58124448 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's get together and kick up our June cardio minutes! <BR> Your challenge today is to get in 45 MINUTES OF CARDIO. <BR> You don't have to do 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> Feel free to break up the minutes. <BR> <BR> So...put on your exercise shoes, grab your gym bag, pump up your bike tires.... <BR> <BR> WE ARE MOVING NOW! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:57:24 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58113720 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> You choose your exercise today! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC Thursday! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:26:20 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58102230 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> To do this, you need to: <BR> <BR> *Plan ahead <BR> *Read Labels <BR> *Use your kitchen scale, measuring cups/spoons <BR> *Log every morsel and sip <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:25:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58091139 <BR> Have a Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> 4) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 01:19:59 EST Give the team your bonus points... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x58071056 We have a great team -- not only in numbers. Let's stay on top by giving the Knees Team your bonus points every single time you sign in. <BR> From the START page, you will see a red flag beside this team. <BR> Click on it and let us know how much you got. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:04:26 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58070845 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> How did you do with your May cardio minutes If you are unsure, go back in the archives for the May cardio minutes and see what you accomplished. <BR> <BR> Your challenge TODAY is to <BR> make a challenge for yourself for June cardio minutes. <BR> This is your personal challenge. <BR> Don't worry about what others are challenging themselves. <BR> Post what you think is a good goal for YOU. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:40:32 EST let's offer our June birthday wishes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58069458 <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE ONLY TEAM MEMBER TO HAVE A JUNE BIRTHDAY !! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> JUNE <BR> CJTIGER (CJ) – 7th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>TIGER </link> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE ??? <BR> <BR> LET'S WISH HER OUR BIRTHDAY WISHES.......... <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 09:32:29 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58033511 Happy Thusday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to find 15 minutes for peace and quiet. <BR> Pull away from your computer, the television, the traffic, the kiddos, THE NOISE.... <BR> <BR> R-E-L-A-X <BR> <BR> Put on some soft music or <BR> Grab a cup of your favorite beverage or <BR> Go for a quiet walk or <BR> Read something comforting or <BR> Sit out on the back porch or.... <BR> <BR> Relax...the world can wait for 15 minutes! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:33:48 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58021044 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 27 May 2014 22:52:13 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58009639 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the bette... Tue, 27 May 2014 00:17:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57995458 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. Feeling stressed out? Exercise is a great stress reliever. Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! Sun, 25 May 2014 19:01:32 EST Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57994227 Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake <BR> Don't Let Toxic Guilt Wipe Out Your Willpower <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does this story sound familiar to you? You’re doing pretty well sticking within your calorie range until that box of candy shows up in the office, or all heck breaks loose and the only way to squeeze in lunch is at the local fast food joint. You give in to the candy or the double cheeseburger with fries and after that, thin... Sun, 25 May 2014 15:39:39 EST Im Backkk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57993701 Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is "Bobbi" and I have been here many times...I left for awhile because of the, <BR> death of my dad passing hit me really hard and now it is time for me to get back to, <BR> reality now and do what needs to be done for myself...I am disabled and am on a walker, <BR> to get around with and if I didn't have that I would probably stay home lol. <BR> <BR> But I do get out when I can if I can that is like I said before when I flat-lined in 2010, <BR> that is when ... Sun, 25 May 2014 14:28:12 EST Knees and spinning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57979389 i was curious if anyone has used spinning to help strengthen the knees? Sat, 24 May 2014 03:35:53 EST How Sweet It Is Part 2: Test Your Sugar Smarts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57977716 How Sweet It Is Part 2: Test Your Sugar Smarts <BR> <BR> <BR> Take this quiz and find out: <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/rm-quiz-sugars-sw eeteners </link> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:59:11 EST Understanding Obesogens??!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57977660 Understanding Obesogens <BR> <BR> <BR> There’s a new group of secret saboteurs in the war against weight gain. They’re called obesogens, and they are all around us. Here’s how to track down the enemies to win the battle of the bulge. <BR> <BR> We blame weight gain on eating too many burgers and burning too little fat, but scientists are discovering that chemicals we’re exposed to everyday could be a big part of the obesity epidemic. Called obesogens, or endocrine disruptors, these natural... Fri, 23 May 2014 21:52:46 EST new question,knees want to know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57977611 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's something you miss from your past? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:48:51 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57968354 <BR> Happy Friday & Saturday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to DO SOMETHING KIND (& unexpected) FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE. Spoil someone you care about today. <BR> Let them know you love them in more than words. <BR> <BR> Feel like earning "extra credit"? <BR> Spoil more than 1 person you love. <BR> Share with the group whom you spoiled and what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday and Saturday! Fri, 23 May 2014 00:51:42 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57957056 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR ARMS! <BR> Find 3-5 exercises (with appropriate reps for your level) and work out your arms. <BR> Feel free to incorporate: a kettle bell, resistance bands, or hand weights. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:59:46 EST Did you have your 8 glasses of water today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x57955477 <em>91</em> <em>248</em> Wed, 21 May 2014 21:23:24 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57945411 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Wed, 21 May 2014 00:40:24 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57933495 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Tue, 20 May 2014 00:52:37 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57916371 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 18 May 2014 17:11:55 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57888523 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:48:10 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57877209 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! The 15th of each month, we take our measurements. Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR> <BR> Suggest... Wed, 14 May 2014 23:09:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57865844 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> BURN OFF THOSE CALORIES <BR> <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensi... Wed, 14 May 2014 00:39:15 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57853814 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Come back and post your ponts here. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Tue, 13 May 2014 00:19:35 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57836192 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a MUSCULAR Monday <BR> Sun, 11 May 2014 13:07:24 EST orthopedic review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57810722 I went to my orthopedic review. I'm getting an mri next week and a review of the results after that. <BR> <BR> i am looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> I am trying to stay active but its hard when exercise is making me limp all the time. Fri, 9 May 2014 02:12:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57810110 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (¯`v´¯) <BR> `*.¸.*´ <BR> ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• <BR> _____****__________**** ______ <BR> ___***____***____*... Fri, 9 May 2014 00:04:05 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57797721 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take tim... Wed, 7 May 2014 23:24:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57771821 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 5 May 2014 21:55:06 EST How long will you live quiz....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57765085 take the quiz "How long will you live" <BR> click on the link below........ <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>bitecharge.com/post_live_h1.html </link> Mon, 5 May 2014 11:18:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57756624 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your May CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of May? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF May. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TODAY. ... Sun, 4 May 2014 19:11:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57724396 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 1 May 2014 23:50:09 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57710967 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> <BR> DRINK 8 GLASSES OR MORE OF WATER <BR> <BR> Get out your recyclable bottle first thing in the morning, and fill it up. <BR> Take a sip here and there. <BR> Before you know it, you have had your water for the day. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Thursday! <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 00:15:47 EST let's wish happy birthday to those born in May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57710902 <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THESE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BIRTHDAYS IN May!! <BR> <BR> <BR> JOJOBUTERFLY/JO MAY 3RD <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=JO<BR>JOBUTERFLY </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> TOONIE MAY 4TH <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>ONIE </link> <BR> <BR> MCLAFLIN MAY 16th <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MC<BR>LAFLIN </link> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE ??? <B... Thu, 1 May 2014 00:08:56 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57707834 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's one thing you can't just have one of? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:35:41 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57696219 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls,... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:41:40 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57684939 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the bette... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:21:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57668842 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:31:33 EST What Kind Of Dog Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57637165 What Kind Of Dog Are You? <BR> <BR> Iam a CORGI <BR> Let's keep it real simple. You're a total darling! People are enchanted by your charismatic nature but you never get too caught up in all that praise. You know how to just be you at all times and never need to apologize. You're loved for who you are. <BR> <BR> find out which dog type you are... <BR> click on the link below for the quiz......... <BR> <BR> <link>bitecharge.com/post_dog-quiz_h6.html </link> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:34:43 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57636594 <BR> Happy Friday/Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do something that makes YOU truly happy. <BR> It could be a million things. Here are few ideas: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in or take a nap <BR> *Call or see a dear friend <BR> *Play a board game with the family <BR> *Curl up with your favorite beverage and a good book <BR> *Watch a special movie or go to one <BR> *Ask someone special for a back or foot massage <BR> *Go hiking, swimming, bike riding, etc. <BR> *Take a l... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:23:18 EST Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57629526 Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>featur e... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:07:30 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57622984 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:14:08 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57610454 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? <BR> Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, fe... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:04:04 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57598222 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:05:15 EST join the new trail ..Flat 14ers - Part 1... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57579488 Flat 14ers - Part 1 <BR> The Colorado Rocky Mountains contain over 50 peaks with an elevation of 14,000 feet or higher. The Flat 14ers maps are a virtual representation of what it would be like to walk each trail roundtrip by adding up your daily steps. Discover the largest mountain in Colorado, which trail "kills without warning" and which peak was named in disdain of President Lincoln. Part 1 of the Flat 14ers is a total of 229.75 miles and includes peaks in the Sawatch, Elk, Tenmile and Mo... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:35:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57579362 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start the week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:23:59 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57552190 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> We are going to work off any extra calories that we have consumed this week with a bit of fun cardio. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get moving and get in 45 min. of cardio. Some great ways to burn off calories can be: <BR> <BR> *Turn up the music and dance away those calories (great for house cleaning when no one is watching) <BR> *Put on your headset and go for a walk or jog <BR> *Do some gardening (i.e. mow, pull weeds, rake leaves) <BR> ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:44:43 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57540049 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW. <BR> Do something fun, and creative. How about: <BR> <BR> *Work on your hobby <BR> *Plant in your yard or in a pot <BR> *Try a new recipe <BR> *Try a new hobby <BR> *Try a new exercise <BR> *Try a new Spark Team <BR> *Crank up the music and dance (it is okay if you make up your own style LOL!) <BR> *Sew <BR> *Move the furniture around <BR> *Go to the mall and try on an outfit you normally wouldn't ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:34:30 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57528917 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:22:49 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57515923 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT ONE COMPLETELY VEGETARIAN MEAL. <BR> You choose the meal and what you eat. <BR> <BR> The one misconception that many of us have is that vegetarians don't consume protein. This just isn't true (or healthy). Great ways to get protein into your vegetarian meal are: <BR> <BR> *Beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, lentils, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Soy products (soy milk, edamame, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Nuts & seeds (Almonds, Cashews, Filberts, ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:28:24 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57498281 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> Try for 45 minutes if you can! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:53:34 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57468004 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:35:35 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57455346 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Our lives are really crazy if you think about it. <BR> -School <BR> -Careers <BR> -Children <BR> -Maintaining our home <BR> -Taking care of our loved ones & friends <BR> -Finding time to exercise & eat right <BR> <BR> No wonder we are so tired all the time. We are GO-GO-GO!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to and give yourself 30 minutes JUST FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> You could use the time to: <BR> *Meditate <BR> *Have a beverage and look ou... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:42:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57443062 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PASS IT ON! <BR> Throw out random acts of kindness. <BR> With all of the craziness on the news and in our lives, it feels pretty good to spread the smiles around you. <BR> <BR> Once you read this, put on a happy face and don't stop until you go to bed. Be kind. Be helpful. Be loving. Be generous. Be proactive. YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have A WONDERFUL Wednesday! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:41:32 EST let's fill the Easter basket http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x57441947 a to z, fill the Easter basket with goodies. <BR> Warning it may make you crave these delectable, over calorie limit goodie. <BR> <BR> A- andes mints. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:57:00 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57410305 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:21:52 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57378504 <BR> Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> You have TWO challenges today. <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Do your daily exercise or one challenge that Spark recommends (can be found on your home page or scrolling down and looking to the right of this page) <BR> <BR> 2) Get in 8+ glasses of water <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:02:17 EST let's wish happy birthday to those born in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57373231 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> so sorry i am a little late with this....... <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday too you !! <BR> <BR> <BR> April Birthdays <BR> <BR> Holly (Nightskystar)--2nd <BR> CELESTE2013-11th no page <BR> Yvonne - 20th <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday too you !! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday toooo yooou !! <BR> Haaaapppy Biiiirthday tooo youuuuu !! <BR> Happy biii... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:34:26 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57365736 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Can you get in your daily calcium WITHOUT the use of your multi-vitamin today? <BR> <BR> What foods are high in calcium? How about: <BR> <BR> *Dairy products (i.e. yogurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) <BR> *Dark green leafy vegetables <BR> *Broccoli <BR> *Sardines, salmon, shrimp <BR> *Soybeans <BR> <BR> How will YOU get in your calcium today? <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday everyone! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:59:09 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57352675 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls,... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:43:30 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57338686 <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your April CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of April? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THIS NEW MONTH. <BR> <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:31:50 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57321618 <BR> Have a happy Monday! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> 4) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:43:06 EST recovery and fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57321457 Is it normal during recovery to be in constant low grade pain? <BR> <BR> is it normal to get tired soooooo much easier than normal? <BR> <BR> i would love to know as I've never had an injury like this before. <BR> <BR> <BR> thanx. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:24:28 EST America’s Sugar Addiction...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57293252 <BR> America’s Sugar Addiction: How Our Need for A Sweet Fix Has Expanded Our Waistlines <BR> <BR> <link>www.addictiontreatmentmagazine.com/a<BR>ddiction-news/infographics/americas-su<BR>gar-addiction/ </link> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:26:25 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57288587 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Whew! What a week! <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> Can you fit in 45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:20:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57276014 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:59:39 EST fun quiz........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57263533 <BR> <em>213</em> <em>524</em> <em>30</em> <em>224</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Ladies Only... Which Movie Star Are You? <BR> <BR> Ever wonder which movie star you are most like? <BR> <BR> Well, a team of researchers got together and analyzed the personalities of movie stars. The info has been incorporated into this quiz. <BR> <BR> There are only 10 questions so it doesn't take long. Number your paper from 1 to 10, then answer each question with the choice that most de... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:20:18 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57263067 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Here is a recent suggestion that I just loved. Your challenge today is to JUST SAY NO! <BR> <BR> Say NO to: <BR> <BR> *Second helpings <BR> <BR> *Fats & sugars that you don't need (i.e. in your coffee, butter instead of jam, frying instead of broiling/grilling, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Eating fast food instead of making something healthy <BR> <BR> *Buying from the vending machine <BR> <BR> *Staying sedentary - GET MOVING! <BR> <BR> *Taking on more tha... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:32:27 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57249312 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:38:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57236855 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. <BR> This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off items under Other Exercise <BR> *Mark off your daily goals <BR> *Do a w... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:54:59 EST new trail..... The Iditarod http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57209293 Let's go........ <BR> The Iditarod trail is part of a trail system that first connected prehistoric Native Alaskan villages from one coast of Alaska to the other. It later became a major route for the settlement of Gold Rush-era Alaska. Today, the historic Iditarod trail system is home to three internationally famous long-distance winter races. The Iditarod is the only Alaskan trail in the National system, and the only Historic Trail celebrating the indispensable role played by "man's best fr... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:42:11 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57204108 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:13:17 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57192038 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you find that you have the following symptoms at times: tiredness, lethargy, looking pale, feeling faint and breathless? If so, your body might be running low on iron. <BR> <BR> Your CHALLENGE FOR TODAY is to get in your iron (see your Spark nutrition table for your personal needs). Many of us take a multi-vitamin for vitamins/minerals that we might not be getting through food. That is great, but for iron you can also try: <BR> <BR> * Roast beef... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:07:50 EST let's wish happy birthday to those born in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57179785 <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.................... <BR> lets have a virtual party........... <BR> <em>257</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday MARCH to our newest team member.. <BR> <BR> March 18th....kwigley <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=KW<BR>IGLEY#comments </link> <BR> <BR> March 23-GONNABTI... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:14:59 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57179546 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! <BR> On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". <BR> You should be able to find ma... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:44:20 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57166902 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your sandwich <BR> *... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:25:50 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57162207 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you feel down, what brings you up? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:03:22 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57154113 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:14 EST Fill In The Word. one @ a time...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x57139229 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - abacus <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - ASPARAGUS <BR> <BR> 4. A mood -... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:22:13 EST The Great Ice vs. Heat Confusion Debacle...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57138922 The Great Ice vs. Heat Confusion Debacle <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>saveyourself.ca/articles/ice-heat-co<BR>nfusion.php </link> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:37:17 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57119740 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO ONE STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISE (and appropriate reps) IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: <BR> <BR> *Arms/Shoulders <BR> *Core (including back) <BR> *Legs/Hips <BR> <BR> You got it! <BR> We are WORKING IT ALL OVER today! <BR> <BR> Have a TERRIFIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:03:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57106866 <BR> Happy Thursday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:01:42 EST torn meniscus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57103407 just found out from physical therapist that I have a torn menisucus and a plan has been made for gentle exercises. <BR> <BR> I sorta feel like I've been given a death sentence because i've been told that in 2 years that I'll have arthritis in my knee :( <BR> <BR> any ideas? <BR> <BR> on workout with arthritis? on healing froma torn meniscus? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:47:14 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57094351 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today s challenge: <BR> COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> <BR> ...etc. Your challenge today is to complete ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:03:34 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57082383 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take time for YOU. <BR> <... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:25:40 EST recovering . . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57069712 On Wednesday I hurt my knee while dancing <BR> <BR> its the inside of my left knee. <BR> <BR> my doctor thinks i may have partially torn my ligament or meniscus. and if the pain doesn't subside in 2 weeks then I need to come back. <BR> <BR> My physical therapist thinks it could just be a strain. <BR> <BR> well the pain is bad. I'm limping. It hurts soooo bad. <BR> <BR> yes I know I need to lose weight I and hurt my knee right when I was figuring out what was working for my body. <BR... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:56:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57062816 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start this week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:21:53 EST 10 Things I Love About Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57062745 10 Things I Love About Walking <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/od/motivation/tp/1<BR>0-Things-I-Love-About-Walking.htm </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:16:06 EST 10 Things to Stop Doing ........... ........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57062674 10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Walk Off Weight <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/od/weightloss/tp/1<BR>0-Things-To-Stop-Doing-If-You-Want-To-<BR>Walk-Off-Weight.htm </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:09:17 EST What Kind of Walker Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57062629 <BR> Walking Personality Quiz..... <BR> click on the link below for the quiz! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/library/quiz/blwha<BR>tkindquiz.htm </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:03:31 EST weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57040181 <BR> Happy weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND CLEAN SOMETHING THAT REALLY NEEDS ATTENTION! <BR> You know what that area is that needs to be cleaned and straightened. <BR> You don't have to do this all day long. <BR> You can take as little as 5 minutes to straighten your environment and make it better. <BR> <BR> What will you be working on this weekend? <BR> <BR> Have a SQUEAKY CLEAN Weekend! <BR> <BR> <BR> i lost internet for 2 days ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:30:22 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57009439 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ONLY EAT HEALTHY FOODS. Steer clear of processed, junk foods. You know which ones: <BR> <BR> *Regular Chips <BR> *Candy Bars packed full of sugar & fat <BR> *Cookies <BR> *Ice Cream <BR> *Full-Sugar Soda <BR> *Deep Fried Foods <BR> *Pastries, donuts, full-fat muffins <BR> *Sugared cereals <BR> <BR> Instead of eating these today, try to focus on healthy alternatives such as: <BR> <BR> *Fresh Fruit <BR> *D... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:06:04 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56995709 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 22:59:27 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56974695 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your March CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of March? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF March. <BR> <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what y... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:08:38 EST Let's pick a new trail.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56967706 <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>332</em> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> there are other trails maybe we could pick out one we would like to fo next??? <BR> <BR> if interested i will set it up below are the lists of trail we can do!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Iditarod Trail <BR> The Iditarod trail is part of a trail system that first connected prehistoric Native Alaskan villages from... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:08:23 EST no birthday's in March?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x56964991 <BR> <BR> no March Birthdays this year hope i didn't miss anyone???!!! <BR> <BR> have a great month everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:49:49 EST new question ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56964974 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> It's already March. Wow! <BR> <BR> Here we go March! <BR> <BR> Are you prepared for the new month? <BR> <BR> Have you any special plans coming up this month? <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:46:23 EST Positive Words from A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x56961147 <BR> <BR> Positive Words from A - Z <BR> <BR> a new month and day to start ..... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:19:53 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56943835 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:27:19 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56917300 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wed... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:18:36 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56904800 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:33:21 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56889863 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE! <BR> You can do any (or all) of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do at least THREE exercises (and appropriate reps) that work your CORE area. <BR> Spark Fitness has great suggestions for core exercises. <BR> <BR> *Do an exercise video that focuses on your core muscles <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> YOU CHOOSE THE CORE EXERCISE FOR YOU.... <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Monday! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:10:27 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56855189 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SAY NO TO EMPTY CALORIES. That means, steer clear of: <BR> <BR> *Donuts, pastries, cookies, crackers, cereals, and baked goods filled with processed white flour and loads of sugar <BR> <BR> *Drinks loaded with sugar <BR> <BR> *Chips <BR> <BR> *Candy and "junk food" <BR> <BR> Really concentrate on eating healthy today. Make every meal & snack count. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:16:26 EST knees are wonderin g????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56855183 <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> At which fast food restaurant have you had the best luck finding healthy choices? <BR> <BR> <BR> McDonald's <BR> Burger King <BR> Wendy's <BR> Taco Bell <BR> Chipotle <BR> Panera <BR> Arby's <BR> Chik-fil-A <BR> Subway <BR> Other (Share it in the comments!) <BR> <BR> <BR> For Me...Out of all the above...Subway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em>... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:13:22 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56842004 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC T... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:02:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56828518 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPREAD SOME SUNSHINE. Go out of your way to make others smile. Make people feel good about themselves. Some ideas could be: <BR> <BR> *Open doors for others <BR> *Let people go ahead of you in line/traffic <BR> *Tell a stranger that they are doing a good job <BR> *Tell a co-worker, neighbor, friend, or family member how much you appreciate them <BR> *Do something nice "just because" <BR> *Do a chore for a family membe... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:20:27 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56815239 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: <BR> "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? <BR> Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. <BR> Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not so... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:04:17 EST Dangers of Over-the -Counter Pain Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56802298 Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pain Medication: Safety Tips <BR> from the Dr Oz website..... <BR> <BR> <link>www.doctoroz.com/videos/dangers-over<BR>-counter-pain-medication-safety-tips </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:05:42 EST How to Walk - Stretching Routine etc...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56802235 How to Walk - Stretching Routine <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/cs/stretching/a/ho<BR>wstretch.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Warm-Up Stretching Routine for Walkers <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/od/stretching/ss/w<BR>armupstretches.htm </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:59:04 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56802132 <BR> Happy Monday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:48:34 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56768032 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". <BR> However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. <BR> Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:31:41 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56755648 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET IN 10,000 STEPS. <BR> This can be achieved with walking, running, jogging, or a combination of them. <BR> Think about this: <BR> <BR> 1) How far is 10,000 steps? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles. <BR> <BR> 2) A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people addi... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:08 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56746631 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Winter can bring so many things... <BR> <BR> *Snow <BR> *After holiday sales <BR> *Renewing of eating/exercise goals <BR> <BR> AND..... <BR> <BR> COLD SEASON! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET IN YOUR VITAMIN C. Research suggests that Vitamin C may help with your common cold AND allergies (something that Texas has a hard time with during "Cedar Fever" season). <BR> <BR> Foods that are high in Vitamin C are: <BR> <BR> *Citrus <BR>... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:27:34 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56729759 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you watching the Olympics? What is your favorite part? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:23:11 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56729707 Have a happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:19:03 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56712871 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using any one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance ball... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 19:53:21 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56678293 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> As we start to "get a hang" of this lifestyle change, we become confident that we can "eyeball" a serving. <BR> Have you gotten to this point? <BR> Do you: <BR> <BR> *Pour cereal straight from the box into your bowl? <BR> *Say "that looks like about 2 Tbsp. of half & half"? <BR> *Say: "I'm sure I ate only 1/2 cup of ice cream"? <BR> <BR> If you find yourself overly confident about your portions, you might be in for a shock. <BR> <BR> Your chall... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:27:46 EST Lets walk the Pacific coast on America Moves.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56666229 <em>260</em> <em>294</em> <em>319</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>364</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>315</em> <em>332</em> <em>320</em> <em>313</em> <em>403</em> <em>549</em> <em>548</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> sign up here @AMERICA ON THE MOVE <BR> <BR> <link>www.americaonthemove.org </link> <BR> <BR> once you are finished signing up join the team i created called SP KNEES TEAM <BR> We will be walking the pacific coast taking rou... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 01:32:04 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56665342 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTA... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 23:18:51 EST Wear Red Day - Friday, Feb 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56657994 <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>389</em> <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>389</em> <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:04:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56651902 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. <BR> This could be: <BR> <BR> *A healthy food, recipe, beverage, or restaurant <BR> <BR> *An exercise or piece of equipment incorporated into exercise <BR> <BR> *Tackling something in your life that you have never done before (i.e. a project, facing a fear, etc.) <BR> <BR> *A new way of doing something that you do regularly <BR> <BR> These are just some suggestions. What will you do that is NEW TO YOU... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:45:23 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56637977 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make an appointment <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off items under Other Exercise <BR> *Mark off your dai... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:37:30 EST knees are wondering ????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56634980 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's one thing that made you smile today or this week ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 19:48:51 EST walking across America http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56623392 <BR> Join us as we begin our cross country journey on the TransAmerica Trail. <BR> <BR> To get signed up visit: <BR> <BR> <link>exercise.lbl.gov/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> We will journey 4063 miles together as we travel from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our team is called Sp Knees Team <BR> <BR> See you on the trail! <BR> <BR> ****come back here and let us know your login name***** <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. <BR> <BR> blessings and hugs................ Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:50:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56622968 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's get together and kick up our February cardio minutes! <BR> Your challenge today is to get in 45 MINUTES OF CARDIO. <BR> You don't have to do 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> Feel free to break up the minutes. <BR> <BR> So...put on your exercise shoes, grab your gym bag, pump up your bike tires.... <BR> WE ARE MOVING NOW! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:08:11 EST new question of the week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56601772 <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> It's already February. Wow! <BR> <BR> Will you be watching the Super Bowl tomorrow? <BR> <BR> If so, Who will you be rooting for? Seahawks or Broncos <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:17:42 EST lets offer our February birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x56596621 <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THESE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BIRTHDAYS IN FEBRUARY!! <BR> <BR> FLEMIDG- 17 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FL<BR>EMIDG </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> FISHER011- 29 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FI<BR>SHER011 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129<... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:05:05 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56589587 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:54:34 EST