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 tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67061351 <BR> Happy tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PUSH YOURSELF A BIT HARDER/LONGER with your cardio or strength training. <BR> <BR> Are you doing cardio today? <BR> How about: <BR> <BR> *Going faster? <BR> *Going farther? <BR> *Going longer? <BR> <BR> Are you doing strength training today? How about: <BR> <BR> *Adding a bit more resistance or weight? <BR> *Doing a few more repetitions? <BR> *Going up a level in difficulty? <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:01:42 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67054969 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ONLY EAT HEALTHY FOODS. <BR> Steer clear of processed, junk foods. <BR> You know which ones: <BR> <BR> *Regular Chips <BR> *Candy Bars packed full of sugar &amp; 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 <... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:57:50 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67037908 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 your ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:15:01 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67032255 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 Thursda... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:16:31 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67026207 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to MEASURE EVERYTHING YOU EAT/DRINK &amp; STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> <BR> You CAN do this! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:57:45 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67020449 <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. <BR> 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> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:14:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x67014722 <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, 18 Jun 2017 23:31:15 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66998618 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, 16 Jun 2017 01:07:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66992875 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 FANTASTIC T... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:52:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66987173 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to RELIEVE OR WALK AWAY FROM STRESS. <BR> <BR> When you find yourself in a stressful situation today, try one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *If possible, remove yourself from the situation completely <BR> <BR> *Count to 10, 20, etc. to calm yourself down before dealing with the situation <BR> <BR> *Go for a walk to clear your mind <BR> <BR> *Delegate the situation to someone else <BR> <BR> *Mentally tell yourself that you... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:54:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66980834 <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... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:58:12 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66974548 Happy Monday 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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:47:40 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66959585 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> You have TWO challenges today. <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Do a daily exercise of your choice. <BR> <BR> 2) Get in TEN (10) glasses of water <BR> <BR> Staying hydrated is very important. <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 9 Jun 2017 01:16:48 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66953417 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. <BR> The weekend is almost here. <BR> Let's get moving! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level****... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 00:51:48 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66946904 <BR> 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. <BR> What will you do that i... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 23:49:48 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66940707 Happy Tueday 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 FANTASTIC Tue... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:45:06 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66933886 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to watch your carbohydrate and refined sugars. <BR> Stick to whole grains, rolled oats, and low sugar foods. <BR> Try to keep your carbohydrate level between the low and middle of your range. Carbohydrates are not the only food that will help you to feel satisfied. <BR> Why not try: <BR> <BR> *Low fat proteins (poultry, fish, lean cuts of beef) <BR> *Raw fruits/vegetables <BR> *Legumes and soy <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FA... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 22:22:14 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66916798 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, 1 Jun 2017 23:28:36 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66909818 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> 1) Give 2 Spark Goodies to some "just because". It could be for a post you liked. It could be to cheer someone up. It could be for job well done. <BR> <BR> 2) Give 1 Spark Goodie to YOURSELF. What have you done lately that you need a pat on the back for? Send yourself a goodie and a note saying that you are proud of yourself because.... <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 31 May 2017 23:01:42 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66903643 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is this: <BR> Can you cut your daily sugar or switch your regular sugary foods for lighter versions? <BR> 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> <BR> As Spark says: Take small steps! What small change can you make today? <BR> <BR> P.S. Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of wa... Tue, 30 May 2017 23:24:02 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66897578 <BR> <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 challenges <BR> *Eating right <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 29 May 2017 23:51:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66891020 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do as many of the choices you can from the liist below: <BR> <BR> 1-Drinking 8 cups of water <BR> 2-Eating a fruit and/or vegetable every day <BR> 3-Not eating in front of the TV <BR> 4-No soda or coffee <BR> 5-Eat breakfast every morning <BR> 6-No candy or potato chips <BR> <BR> Tell is how you did! <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 May 2017 21:20:28 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66874334 <BR> <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> P... Thu, 25 May 2017 23:00:45 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66868683 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. <BR> ... Wed, 24 May 2017 23:36:54 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66862663 <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, 23 May 2017 23:30:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66856315 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 better. Bra... Mon, 22 May 2017 22:45:14 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66849893 <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, 21 May 2017 22:43:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66833726 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, 19 May 2017 00:11:46 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66827550 <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.... Wed, 17 May 2017 22:30:09 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66821977 Happy Wednesday 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 FANTASTIC ... Tue, 16 May 2017 22:53:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66816148 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> 1. Get 60 minutes of cardio exercise.....go to the gym, go for a long walk, or even break it up into smaller intervals of 10 or 15 minutes at a time. <BR> <BR> 2. Stay within calorie range, drink at least 8 glasses of water every day, take your vitamins and get enough protein. <BR> <BR> 3 Track it all....your water, your food, protein and/or any other vitamins or minerals that you want to watch. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great tuesday!! Mon, 15 May 2017 23:30:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66809955 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> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>.asp </link> <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... Sun, 14 May 2017 22:54:19 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66793545 <BR> <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... Thu, 11 May 2017 23:13:53 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66787432 <BR> Happy Thursday 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 Thursday everyone! Wed, 10 May 2017 23:30:06 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66781821 Happy Wednesday 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. 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 bet... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:31 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66775252 <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, 8 May 2017 22:00:28 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66769626 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ONLY EAT HEALTHY FOODS. <BR> Steer clear of processed, junk foods. You know which ones: <BR> <BR> *Regular Chips <BR> *Candy Bars packed full of sugar &amp; 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 ... Sun, 7 May 2017 23:50:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66751487 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. Have you gotten to this point? Do you: <BR> <BR> *Pour cereal straight from the box into your bowl? <BR> *Say "that looks like about 2 Tbsp. of half &amp; 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 challenge today is ... Thu, 4 May 2017 22:25:57 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66745841 <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> <BR> Happy Thusday to you! Wed, 3 May 2017 23:53:27 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66738892 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, etc.... Tue, 2 May 2017 21:40:51 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66725346 <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, 30 Apr 2017 22:29:38 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66708009 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, 28 Apr 2017 00:17:03 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66694816 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday 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... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:26:13 EST Antibiotics Before Dental Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x66694706 Antibiotics Before Dental Work <BR> <BR> <BR> By Jonathan Cluett, MD - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. <BR> Updated May 09, 2016 <BR> Patients who have joint replacement surgery are at risk for developing infections of their implanted joints. During dental procedures and other invasive medical procedures, bacteria can enter the bloodstream and circulate through the body. If bacteria traveling through the bloodstream find implanted joints, the body's immune system has a difficult... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:04:20 EST Infection of a Joint Replacement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x66694623 Infection of a Joint Replacement <BR> <BR> By Jonathan Cluett, MD - Reviewed by a board-certified physician. <BR> Updated September 03, 2016 <BR> Infections of joint replacements can become a very serious problem. An infection can result in needing to remove the implanted joint. The most commonly performed joint replacements are knee replacements, hip replacements, and shoulder replacements. Much less commonly, other joints, such as elbows, wrists, and ankles, are being replaced. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:44:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66689208 Happy Tuersday 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 FANTASTIC T... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:54:55 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66682077 <BR> Happy Monday 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... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:32:52 EST Tuesday and Wednesday Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66644082 I wont have computer access tomorrow or Wednesday, so i'm posting both challenges now. <BR> <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> *Eating right <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <B... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:16:16 EST Monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66636943 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <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 great Monday Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:51:39 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66618713 Happy Friday to you! <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, 13 Apr 2017 21:46:58 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66612419 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 time for ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:15:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66605854 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> BURN OFF THOSE the 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 int... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:13:42 EST Tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66599288 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 better. Bra... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:23:40 EST Monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66588749 Happy Monday To You! <BR> <BR> I thought we could start off this week with a "to do list". <BR> <BR> <BR> Make a note of 5 things that YOU WILL GET DONE BY THE WEEKEND! <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. <BR> Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 9 Apr 2017 11:38:39 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66573261 SO sorry I missed todays!! emergency last night and in the aftermath today I missed it. but here is Fridays!! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday 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 b... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 22:55:31 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66560303 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 &amp; 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) ... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 22:11:04 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66554468 Happy Tuesday 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, hot bath... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 00:04:35 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66547486 <BR> <BR> <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://walk... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 23:36:22 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66528817 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> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:31:59 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66522813 <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). <BR> 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> * Roas... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:45:07 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66516238 Happy Wednesday 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> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:12:21 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66510928 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> <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. 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... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:54:24 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66504187 <BR> <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.ab... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:28:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66486272 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> 1) Give 2 Spark Goodies to some "just because". It could be for a post you liked. It could be to cheer someone up. It could be for job well done. <BR> <BR> 2) Give 1 Spark Goodie to YOURSELF. What have you done lately that you need a pat on the back for? Send yourself a goodie and a note saying that you are proud of yourself because.... <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:20:03 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66480496 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GO FASTER, HARDER, AND LONGER! <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter if you are scheduled for cardio or strength training today, your challenge is to push yourself. Make your exercise(s): <BR> <BR> *Harder-as in more resistance or a more difficult level <BR> *Longer-as in do more repetitions or go further <BR> *Faster-as in covering the same distance, but at a quicker pace <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday!... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:19:54 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66473665 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> You have TWO (2) CHALLENGES today! <BR> <BR> #1) Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> #2) Take all your multi-vitamins and medication that you need for a healthy body <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a WELL HYDRATED Wednesday! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:25:38 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66467555 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN. <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? <BR> <BR> GO FOR IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:38:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66460100 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, 19 Mar 2017 22:43:26 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66442499 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! Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:42:37 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66436259 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! <BR> A round the 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.... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:59:41 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66429803 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do any Spark Fitness Video. <BR> Use the link below to get to the Spark Fitness Video page. <BR> Once you have done one of the workouts, share with the group which one you did and what you thought of it. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> It is that easy! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:32:10 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66423733 Have a great Tuesday! <BR> <BR> UPDATE YOUR SPARKPAGE! <BR> <BR> When you post to a board, many folks click on your photo and read your Sparkpage. <BR> I am sure you have done it too. <BR> You find a picture or post that is interesting and click to learn more about that person. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to update your Sparkpage. <BR> If you haven't started your page, <BR> GET TO IT! <BR> Folks want to know about you. <BR> Already have a Sparkpage going? <BR> GREAT! Today ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:55:14 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66415791 Happy Monday 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 or the park <BR> *Jump on the trampoline <BR> *Pop in an exercise DVD for 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:06:14 EST no birthday's in MARCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x66410016 NO March Birthday's this year hope i didn't miss anyone???!!! <BR> <BR> HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY EVERYONE........ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>439</em> <em>137</em> <BR> Sat, 11 Mar 2017 22:32:13 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66398327 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 Mar 2017 00:59:51 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66391955 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT WHOLE, HEALTHY, &amp; HEARTY! <BR> That means that you need to concentrate on eating: <BR> <BR> *Whole Grains <BR> *Healthy foods that are NOT fried or full of unhealthy fats, full of sugar, or full of sodium <BR> *Lean meats <BR> *Lowfat dairy products <BR> *Healthy fats that are full of Omega 3 acids (nuts, olive oil, flax seeds, etc.) <BR> <BR> Also, remember to drink HEALTHY beverages that aren't full of sugar or e... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 01:08:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66384697 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. <BR> <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. <BR> What will you do ... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 23:43:52 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66377075 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. <BR> 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> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 6 Mar 2017 22:38:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66369687 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> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 5 Mar 2017 22:21:18 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66349208 <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, 3 Mar 2017 00:44:05 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66341887 <BR> Happy Thursday 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 Thursday everyone! Thu, 2 Mar 2017 00:31:37 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66332964 Have a great Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Pump that Pedometer <BR> Strive for your 10,000 steps per day today. <BR> Take a walk on your lunch break, after dinner and/or before breakfast. <BR> If you already do 10,000 steps can you increase that number today? <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:05:11 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66325766 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to update your Sparkpage. <BR> If you haven't started your page, GET TO IT! <BR> Folks want to know about you. <BR> Already have a Sparkpage going? <BR> GREAT! <BR> <BR> Today you can: <BR> <BR> *Add a new picture <BR> *Add a favorite saying, song lyrics, etc. that inspire you <BR> *Add to your journal entry (or start one) <BR> *Post your goals for the coming year <BR> *Tell folks what you love about Spark <BR> <BR... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:18:16 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66318833 Happy Monday 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. <BR> Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:43:17 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66291922 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to find 3-5 members of any Teams you belong to and encourage them. You can respond to their blog, send on note on the Sparkpage, or send them a note via Sparkmail or even a goodie! <BR> <BR> Let's show one another that WE ARE LOSING WEIGHT TOGETHER!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:30:13 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66285472 Happy Wednesday 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> <BR> We are WORKING IT ALL OVER today! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:03:56 EST lets offer our February birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x66278228 <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> Sorry am a little late with this as i was sick with pneumonia feeling better now..... <BR> <BR> 11th LindaF49- Birthday 1949 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LI<BR>NDAF49 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 27th Nolahorserider - 14th Wedding ann... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:53:11 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66278153 Happy Tuesday 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 &amp; beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday everyone! Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:43:16 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66271030 <BR> Happy Monday 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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:32:19 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66250511 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! Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:49:35 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66244247 <BR> Happy Thursday 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". You should be able to find many out there.... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:38:52 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66236918 Happy Wednesday 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 time for... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:15:22 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66229566 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. <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 Tuesday! Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:16:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66222217 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, 12 Feb 2017 22:19:59 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66201890 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, 9 Feb 2017 21:34:02 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66195585 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to find 3-5 members of any Team you are on and encourage them. <BR> You can respond to their blog, send on note on the Sparkpage, or send them a note via Sparkmail or even a goodie too! <BR> <BR> Let's show one another that WE ARE LOSING WEIGHT TOGETHER!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 8 Feb 2017 23:46:10 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66188281 Happy Wednesday 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 FANTASTIC ... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:03:29 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66180809 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many different COLORS you can eat from the fruit &amp; vegetable group. <BR> Having a variety of colors daily insures that you are eating a range of foods that are loaded with different vitamins and minerals. <BR> <BR> Remember to drink your water today as well. <BR> Fruits and vegetables are not only loaded with good vitamins/minerals, but they are also full of fiber. <BR> Opt for the fresh or steamed items whenever po... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 00:30:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66172536 <BR> Happy Monday 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 Monday! <BR> <BR> ps: have been down with the flu never had it this bad before........ <BR> have a great ... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 21:40:39 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66095019 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. <BR> ... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 23:13:45 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66087102 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 a FANT... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 22:23:29 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66079632 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> *Eating right <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! <BR> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:33:12 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66071865 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, 22 Jan 2017 22:17:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66051083 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> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:33:04 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66043945 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 time for ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:53:51 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66035176 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. <BR> 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>... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:09:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66027936 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to work on your CORE areas (i.e. stomach, back, sides). <BR> These are the areas that most of us have trouble with. <BR> <BR> Exercising your core helps your posture <BR> and MAKES YOU LOOK THINNER. <BR> Who can argue with that? <BR> <BR> See the Spark Fitness area for CORE exercises that are appropriate for your fitness level. Feel free to share what you did. You can also share a fitness DVD or type of gym class that you w... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:48:04 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x66019120 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday 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 &amp; 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> *... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 22:50:16 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65996809 Happy Friday 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. <BR> Drink water throughout your meal. <BR> Enjoy the company around you. <BR> <BR> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor it. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Friday! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:50:56 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65988367 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday 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 Thursday everyone! Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:00:57 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65981288 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Oh! How we love carbohydrates and fat! <BR> We should be more watchful of them in our diets. <BR> That sounds like a challenge. Doesn't it? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to try to stay within the middle to low side of your fat and carbohydrate range. <BR> <BR> Some fats are "good fats". Why not try: <BR> *Olive Oil <BR> *Nuts <BR> *Avocados <BR> *Dark Chocolate (more rich so you eat less) <BR> <BR> When eating carbohydrates, go for Whole Gr... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 23:46:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65973352 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. <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 Tuesday! Mon, 9 Jan 2017 23:31:08 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65965094 <BR> Happy Monday 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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 22:01:24 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65943494 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your JANUARY 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 JANUARY? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF JANAUARY. <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2017. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you c... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 00:09:23 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65935661 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GO FASTER, HARDER, AND LONGER! <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter if you are scheduled for cardio or strength training today, your challenge is to push yourself. Make your exercise(s): <BR> <BR> *Harder-as in more resistance or a more difficult level <BR> *Longer-as in do more repetitions or go further <BR> *Faster-as in covering the same distance, but at a quicker pace <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 4 Jan 2017 23:56:11 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65927549 Happy Wednesday 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 processed t... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 23:24:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65919394 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday to you! Mon, 2 Jan 2017 23:13:41 EST articles: stairs good or bad for knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x65919131 <BR> MARGIT1945 <BR> here are some links to articles re your questions Does anyone have a suggestion for a specific exercise to help climb stairs for a person with bad knees? <BR> hope this helps <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- <link>www.livestrong.com/article/546772-ho<BR>w-to-climb-stairs-to-minimize-knee-str<BR>ain/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2- <link>www.healthline.com/health/pain-relie<BR>f/knee-pain-stairs </link> <BR> <BR> 3- <link>www.primeoflifefitness.com/Fitness-o<BR>ver-40-blog/bid/141251/... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 22:35:56 EST Recommendations for a knee brace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x65917436 Hey everyone. I had a meniscus tear back in 2002, arthroscopic surgery in 2012, and the pain has been slowly creeping back up. I have went back to the doctor to have a cortisone shot, which was probably just bad, and it's just not helping. Basically my doctor said I have to live with the pain or get surgery. So I've decided I'm ready to get back into shape and just deal with the pain. Obviously the less pain, the better. <BR> <BR> I have tried the braces that just pull up your leg, and a cou... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 18:43:07 EST no birthday's in JANUARY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65915414 NO JANUARY Birthday's this year hope i didn't miss anyone???!!! <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR and have a great month everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:22:42 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65910258 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, 1 Jan 2017 21:50:43 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65889993 <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, 30 Dec 2016 00:48:10 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65883171 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 3 HEALTHY MEALS &amp; 2 HEALTHY SNACKS. <BR> You will need to plan ahead for this one so you don't go over on your calorie range. <BR> <BR> Keeping your body fuelled throughout the day keeps those "binges" away. <BR> Pack a lunch box. <BR> Bring healthy snacks to work or in your glove box. <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:06:35 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65877784 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> BURN OFF THOSE CHRISTMAS 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> *Incr... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 01:41:07 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65871460 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 better. Bra... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 01:13:03 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65865568 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> What is a great way to relieve holiday stress? Laughter! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do something fun that makes you laugh. 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. hopscotch, jump rope, kick ball, jacks, et... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:16:14 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65850577 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/061de8c6-bc10-4d70-8dac-5bdbd209eecd.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of CHRISTMAS!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:42:40 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65844739 Happy Thursday 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 Thursday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:50:50 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65838550 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 YOUR DAILY GO... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:38:16 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65832088 <BR> Happy Tuesday!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to get moving.....you can walk and shoot for that 10,000 steps, go to the gym and do some time on a stationary bike or an elliptical. or you can do something as simple and inexpensive as dancing to music videos or the radio. <BR> Let's get moving and get the blood flowing and shoot for 400 to 500 calories burned. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Terrific Tuesday!! <BR> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 23:20:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65807740 <BR> Happy Friday 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> ... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:24:08 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65801803 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT WHOLE, HEALTHY, &amp; HEARTY! <BR> That means that you need to concentrate on eating: <BR> <BR> *Whole Grains <BR> *Healthy foods that are NOT fried or full of unhealthy fats, full of sugar, or full of sodium <BR> *Lean meats <BR> *Lowfat dairy products <BR> *Healthy fats that are full of Omega 3 acids (nuts, olive oil, flax seeds, etc.) <BR> <BR> Also, remember to drink HEALTHY beverages that aren't full of suga... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:53:11 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65795284 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to MEASURE EVERYTHING YOU EAT/DRINK &amp; STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> <BR> You CAN do this! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 23:30:14 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65789307 <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> *Eating right <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! <BR> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 23:58:31 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65782321 <BR> <BR> <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://walk... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 21:55:15 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65764367 Happy Friday to you! <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> Thu, 8 Dec 2016 23:04:58 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65758167 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. Before you know it, you have had your water for the day. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 8 Dec 2016 01:01:13 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65751578 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> BURN OFF THOSE Hallloween candiy CALORIES off. <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... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 01:12:06 EST Cortisone Shots??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x65746688 Hi, I was a member of this team a while ago, but I must have been gone too long because I just re-joined. lol <BR> <BR> I have had knee problems for almost 10 years now. I am 41. Ive been seeing an ortho here and there but all they tell me is it's arthritis, loose weight.....yada yada. Well over the Thanksgiving holiday I started getting really bad shooting pains in my right knee so I went back in after about two years and all he found was that the arthritis had gotten worse, I have bone sp... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:52:52 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65744507 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Winter is almost upons us and 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. <BR> 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... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 23:41:28 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65738002 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> Mon, 5 Dec 2016 00:01:52 EST The time is now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65731233 Hi. My name is Peg and I had a wake up call this week when my doctor told me I know have to have a second knee replacement. I am overweight and had been walking on a treadmill 3 times a week. I need to step it up and do more exercise prior to the replacement. I have been reading some of the sitting exercises and an determined to lost at least 10 pounds prior to this replacement. Luckily I can wait until spring when the ice won't be a problem. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <em>521</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:16:31 EST Has anyone tried Lidocaine patches? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x65720815 My coworker gave me one of her 5% Lidocaine patches yesterday because she felt sorry for me. The weather was really bad and I could hardly walk, nothing was helping my knee. It worked pretty well. <BR> I'm thinking of trying the OTC 4% ones. Has anyone else tried them and had any luck? Also, any clues on how to keep the darn things on? They are sort of like jellyfish slapped onto your skin with fabric on the other side. lol Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:32:44 EST let's offer our December Birthday wishes here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65718863 <BR> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> DECEMBER BIRTHDAY.... <BR> <BR> LET'S ALL WISH OUR BIRTHDAY MEMBERS <BR> A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......... <BR> <BR> DECEMBER <BR> <BR> iamagemlover(Bonnie)-31st <BR> 11th Sparkversary - IAMAGEMLOVER <BR> 31-Birthday... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:58:08 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65718797 Have a happy Friday! <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 Friday! <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 22:44:40 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65712132 <BR> 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, 1 Dec 2016 00:35:34 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65704823 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to keep a close eye on your consumption of processed foods. <BR> You know which ones these are: <BR> <BR> *High Fat <BR> *White Flour <BR> *Low Fiber <BR> *High Salt <BR> *High Sugar <BR> <BR> Make an effort to eat: <BR> <BR> *High fiber &amp; Whole Grains <BR> *Low Salt/Fructose (simple sugars) <BR> *Lean Proteins <BR> *Low Fat Dairy <BR> *Whole fruits &amp; vegetables <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesda... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:43:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65698454 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> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 28 Nov 2016 23:46:52 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65690460 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 Nov 2016 20:29:23 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65673128 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! Thu, 24 Nov 2016 22:30:59 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65667988 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> You have THREE(3) CHALLENGES today! <BR> <BR> #1) Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> #2) Take all your multi-vitamins and medication that you need for a healthy body <BR> #3) Do the exercise of your choice today. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 22:53:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65661467 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? <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, fee... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:21:24 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65654854 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Fall 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. <BR> 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> *St... Mon, 21 Nov 2016 22:40:00 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65648252 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 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 22:56:09 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65628537 Have a great Friday!! <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> Drink your daily quota of water <BR> Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> Let us know what you are going to... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 22:39:51 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65621511 <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". <BR> You should be able to find many out there.... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:51:39 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65615446 Have a great Wednesday! <BR> <BR> UPDATE YOUR SPARKPAGE! <BR> <BR> Isn't it nice to know that others are experiencing the same trials and accomplishments as you are on Spark? <BR> <BR> When you post to a board, many folks click on your photo and read your Sparkpage. I am sure you have done it too. You find a picture or post that is interesting and click to learn more about that person. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to update your Sparkpage. If you haven't started your page, GET T... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:30 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65608506 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET 8 HOURS OF SLEEP. <BR> For many of us, getting a full night of sleep is next to impossible. <BR> In order to complete this challenge, you need to turn off the television, or put down the book. <BR> <BR> Take a warm bath, put on your jammies, and GET SOME SLEEP! <BR> <BR> Have a SWEET DREAMS Tuesday! Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:50:47 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65601515 <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, 13 Nov 2016 23:55:23 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65581979 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's get together and kick up our November 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 Friday everyone! Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:28:27 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65575733 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, rings, etc. ... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:37:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65569182 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 &amp; beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:18:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65562070 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 6 or more SERVINGS OF FRUITS and/or VEGETABLES. 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 vegetables on... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 23:25:16 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65553973 Happy Monday 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 Monday! Sun, 6 Nov 2016 20:01:08 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65535978 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, 4 Nov 2016 00:18:51 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65528714 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <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> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER. <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2016. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what y... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 23:05:06 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65520967 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting challenge: <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> *Regula... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 21:54:54 EST let's offer our NOVEMBER Birthday wishes here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65520175 <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> <BR> Nolahorserider -20th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NO<BR>LAHORSERIDER </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> WILLOW49 -28th. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WI<BR>LLOW49 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 19:45:52 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65506371 Happy Monay to you! <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! Sun, 30 Oct 2016 21:28:22 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65486759 Happy Friday &amp; Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge 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 , make sure to take time for YOU. <BR> ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:21:47 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65480478 Happy Thursday 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 &amp; beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday everyone! Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:58:31 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65473853 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 &amp; 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) ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:36:13 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65466158 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. <BR> 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> <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:44:00 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65459207 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, 23 Oct 2016 23:51:45 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65439717 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> tailor your cardio workout to your fitness level. <BR> 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! <BR> Remember to... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:22:55 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65433121 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about middle 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 the... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:55:27 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65426060 Happy Wednesday 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 yo... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:20:56 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65418566 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. <BR> Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:25:17 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65411615 Happy Monday 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. <BR> 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! <BR... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:49:26 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65391623 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Whew! What a week! <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 22:51:56 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65384241 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> ps: don't forget your vitamins too...... <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:22:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65377190 Happy Wednesday 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> *Swim in the pool <BR> *Jump on the trampoline <BR> *Pop in an exercise DVD for 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:55:47 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65370224 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ONLY EAT HEALTHY FOODS. <BR> Steer clear of processed, junk foods. <BR> You know which ones: <BR> <BR> *Regular Chips <BR> *Candy Bars packed full of sugar &amp; 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> *... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:39:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65363674 <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... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 01:57:08 EST Fall Word Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x65346661 Using the letters in the word THANKSGIVING, fill in one of the blank spots. If you can find a word/phrase relative to the fall season all the better!! <BR> <BR> 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> <BR> <BR> When all the letters are filled, the next person puts in the capital letters, and hyphens, (choose another fall word if you like) and the game begins all over again. Enjoy!!! Fri, 7 Oct 2016 09:19:46 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65344956 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself missing (or skipping) meals? <BR> When you do, do you find yourself famished to the point of eating junk? <BR> Have you realized that your body needs fuel? <BR> <BR> Our bodies are amazing things, aren't they? <BR> When we want to lose weight, the WORST THING TO DO IS STARVE YOUR BODY. <BR> Our body needs to be continuously fueled. <BR> By filling our stomachs with healthy food, we are ENCOURAGING our bodies to burn calories mo... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 00:39:48 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65337172 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to: <BR> CHOOSE TO DO ANYONE OF STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISES (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 GREAT Thursday! Wed, 5 Oct 2016 21:59:29 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65329815 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. <BR> <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. <BR> What will you do that i... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 23:05:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65321887 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> Mon, 3 Oct 2016 22:17:10 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65313873 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your OCTOBER 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 OCTOBER? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2016. <BR> Don't put off until tomorro... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:50:13 EST let's offer our October Birthday wishes here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65307474 <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> SKETCHYWESTIE-1st (aka Cynthia) <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=SK<BR>ETCHYWESTIE </link> <BR> <BR> BeatleTot-14th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>ATLETOT </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> CHOCTAW_4-29TH .....has no page <BR> <BR> 28th - 1Bobbbi_60 - 6... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 00:21:32 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65293008 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 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:07:11 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65285554 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Jogging <BR> *Rollerblading <BR> *Skiing <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, Kickboxing, etc.) <BR> *Jumping rope, squats, lunges, jumping jacks <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ps remember everyone is at a different level of ability so do what is best for you!! <BR> <BR> H... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:20:15 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65278185 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to accomplish your goals whatever you choose! <BR> <BR> Some suggestions are: <BR> <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Get in some sort of cardio or strength exercise <BR> *Spoil Yourself at least once <BR> *Eat 5 Fruits/Vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:44:58 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65271049 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo F. Buscaglia <BR> <BR> For today's challenge <BR> Your challenge today is to give 5 genuine compliments to folksinside or outside of Sparkpeople. <BR> You never know how much your uplifting words will encourage others. <BR> Not only that, giving a complime... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:45:08 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65262730 Happy Monday 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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:00:28 EST Arthritis : Footwear, Insoles, Orthotics, Braces? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65255753 Please share positive experiences with shoes, sneakers, Insoles, and or knee braces for osteoarthritis in the knees. Do shock absorbing sneakers or inserts help prevent further damage? Do any of the above lessen the frequency of flares? Allow more mobility? Also, what kind/brand? There are so many different models on the market. Smartfeet inserts, for example, have different models and even the company website is not clear on which ones are most suited for arthritis of knees (if any). Sat, 24 Sep 2016 22:08:36 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65242044 Happy Friday 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... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:33:44 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65234219 <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> eel free to incorporate: a kettle bell, resistance bands, or hand weights. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:58:15 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65227681 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> *track your food <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do your exercises <BR> <BR> ...etc. Your challenge today is to complete ALL OF YOUR DAILY GOALS. ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 23:22:18 EST Understanding the Different Types of Steroids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x65227551 <BR> Understanding the Different Types of Steroids <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.verywell.com/anabolic-steroids-c<BR>orticosteroids-difference-190456 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> what do you think??? Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:56:05 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65220813 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET 8 HOURS OF SLEEP. <BR> For many of us, getting a full night of sleep is next to impossible. <BR> In order to complete this challenge,you need to turn off the television, or put down the book. <BR> <BR> Take a warm bath, put on your jammies. <BR> GET SOME SLEEP! <BR> Come back and share how you did!! <BR> <BR> Have a SWEET DREAMS Tuesday! Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:43:36 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65213262 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, 19 Sep 2016 00:20:02 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65192821 Happy Friday &amp; weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> <BR> Take time out 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 make sure to take time for YOU. <BR> ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:41:42 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65185628 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Remember when Mom told you to drink your milk? 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> 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 calciu... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:55:47 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65178183 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> You have TWO challenges today. <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Do your daily exercise of choice <BR> <BR> 2) Get in TEN (10) glasses of water <BR> <BR> Staying hydrated is very important. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 23:34:08 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65171680 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN. <BR> You are not up against anyone else with this challenge. <BR> 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? <BR> GO FOR IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:43:18 EST Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x65166225 My left knee is pretty sore and a bit swollen from arthritis and possible meniscus tears.It has been this way off and on for the last few years. I am tired of being in pain for the last few weeks. I don't really want to go to an orthopedist because I know/fear (s)he will say: 1. You are too young for knee replacement. (I would rather be pain free for the next 30 years than wait until I am old enough.) 2. You need to lose weight. (I know. I am overweight, but not obese) 3. Take 8 ibuprofen and... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:53:02 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65164612 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 Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:13:08 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65144486 Happy Friday 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 time for YO... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 23:40:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65130006 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 a FANT... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:35:59 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65121880 Happy Tuesday 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. <BR> Drink water throughout your meal. <BR> Enjoy the company around you. <BR> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor it. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN YOU DO THIS RIGHT? <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! <... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 22:29:53 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65096136 Happy Friday 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. <BR> 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 Friday!! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 03:40:49 EST SEPTEMBER VIRTUAL PARTY.... ......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65088372 <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> NO SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS ........... HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE??? <BR> <BR> SO LET'S HAVE A VIRTUAL PARTY <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> The Older You Get...The Wiser You Become! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 03:49:49 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65088154 Happy Thursday 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 2016. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, wha... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 01:28:27 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65081099 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 a FANT... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 02:37:50 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65074206 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 better. Bra... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:02:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65067202 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 great Monday <BR> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 02:16:40 EST hello all, I'm new to this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x65052331 I'm Lisa and have been fighting the weight fight for years, I;m pushing 59 now and really need to get a handle on things. My husband and I were both working out, and eating better and losing weight, then he suddenly passed away. I had some hard times after that and lots of stress and didn't do well with the weight issue. In the last few years I moved to Northern Washington to help out my parents due to declining health but they both passed away and that was hard on me as well. Since then I de... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:52:04 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65047280 Happy Friday to you!! <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> <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:52:15 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65040382 Happy Thursday 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 Thursday everyone! Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:25:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65033557 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Yoiur 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 Y... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:33:52 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65026807 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Over the last two days, you have spoiled You &amp; Someone Special. <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! <... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:09:49 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65019989 Happy Monday 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> <BR> Have a great Monday! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 01:15:41 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x65000374 <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? Do you: <BR> <BR> *Pour cereal straight from the box into your bowl? <BR> *Say "that looks like about 2 Tbsp. of half &amp; 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 challen... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:17:09 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64993407 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> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:13:08 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64986097 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO YOUR 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 &amp; beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 22:25:57 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64979307 <BR> Happy Tuesday 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 FANTAS... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 22:52:59 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64972633 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST 5 FRUITS &amp; VEGETABLE SERVINGS. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have an great Monday! <BR> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:12:17 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64952855 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge for today is to: <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Exercise of your choice- <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:46:41 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64946578 <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, 10 Aug 2016 23:31:47 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64939592 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. We are looking to encourage others. <BR> 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, feel FREE... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 23:00:26 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64933067 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) <BR>... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 23:26:30 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64924959 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, 7 Aug 2016 21:56:12 EST Acupressure Points for Knee Pain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x64915678 <BR> <BR> Acupressure Points for Knee Pain <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=21964 </link> Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:32:32 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64907186 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CATCH UP! That means that whatever you haven't been able to get to all week, now is the time. <BR> <BR> I plan on doing laundry, going grocery shopping, paying bills, etc. <BR> <BR> What do YOU need to do today? <BR> Let's get to it! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Fri, 5 Aug 2016 00:06:34 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64900131 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! Wed, 3 Aug 2016 23:51:03 EST AUGUST VIRTUAL PARTY...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x64900096 <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> NO AUGUST BIRTHDAYS ........... HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE??? <BR> <BR> SO LET'S HAVE A VIRTUAL PARTY <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> The Older You Get...The Wiser You Become! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 23:44:21 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64892912 Happy Wednesday 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> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 2 Aug 2016 23:24:13 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64886308 <BR> <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. <BR> 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, 1 Aug 2016 23:57:14 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64878606 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> check out the link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.tv/ </link> <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... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 00:32:24 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64859629 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO SOMETHING KIND (&amp; unexpected) FOR SOMEONE either in Sparkland or real life <BR> Spoil someone you care about today. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:04:58 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64852969 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 Thursda... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:24:56 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64845778 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 &amp; 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) ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:53:57 EST Tueday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64839287 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to accomplish any or all the GOALS below! <BR> <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Get in some sort of cardio or strength exercise <BR> *Spoil Yourself at least once <BR> *Eat 5 Fruits/Vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:27:17 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64832886 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? 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 kickboxing or martial... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 02:34:33 EST Quiz: How Old Do You Behave? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x64831150 Quiz: How Old Do You Behave? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=21798 </link> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 18:42:16 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64814403 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 Jul 2016 00:36:11 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64807973 <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, rings,... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:52:43 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64801180 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” -Leo F. Buscaglia <BR> <BR> Like many, I turned to food because I was filling an area of my life that was missing (love). With the help of Spark and its members, I have realized that food and love are two different things. <BR> They shouldn't be confused with ... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:40:32 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64794168 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SAY NO TO EMPTY CALORIES. <BR> 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. <BR> Make every meal &amp; snack count. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:56:04 EST WaterProof Knee Brace? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x64792007 Hi yall, <BR> I was wondering if anyone has a waterproof knee brace and have any good recommendations ? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:37:38 EST Nike + Runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x64791942 Hi Yall, <BR> I was just wondering how many of you use the Nike + run app? <BR> I was looking for some more running buddies to add on there. <BR> You can feel free to add me KSBride <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Lu Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:21:38 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64786997 Happy Monday 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. <BR> 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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:55:04 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64768583 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself missing (or skipping) meals? <BR> When you do, do you find yourself famished to the point of eating junk? <BR> Have you realized that your body needs fuel? <BR> <BR> Our bodies are amazing things, aren't they? <BR> When we want to lose weight, the WORST THING TO DO IS STARVE YOUR BODY. <BR> Our body needs to be continuously fueled. <BR> By filling our stomachs with healthy food, we are ENCOURAGING our bodies to burn calories mo... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 00:22:15 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64762136 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Jogging <BR> *Rollerblading <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, Kickboxing, etc.) <BR> *Jumping rope, squats, lunges, jumping jacks <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 01:19:35 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64755126 <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> ...etc. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to complete ALL OF Y... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:17:47 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64747862 Happy Tuessday 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 FANTASTIC T... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:45:51 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64740257 <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... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:33:20 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64719961 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, 8 Jul 2016 00:09:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64711923 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 2016. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TODAY. ... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 21:59:59 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64705207 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. <BR> <BR> What will you do that i... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:10:19 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64698272 <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. <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 Tuesday! Tue, 5 Jul 2016 00:40:30 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64690784 <BR> Happy Monday 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. <BR> Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 3 Jul 2016 22:40:20 EST let's offer our July birthday wishes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x64669890 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> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=L%<BR>2AI%2AT%2AA%2A </link> <BR> <BR> Hope i didn't miss anyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>9</em> <em>224</em> <em>246</em> <em>213</em> <em>41</em> <em>20</em> <em>4</em> <em>213</em> <em>211</em> <em>... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:20:42 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64669630 Happy Friday 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... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:36:40 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64662388 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 FANTASTIC T... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 22:47:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64648145 <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> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:10:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64640466 Happy Monday To You! <BR> <BR> Make a note of 3/5 things that YOU WILL GET DONE BY THE WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> You can jot down the 3/5 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. <BR> Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:05:52 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64620096 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! Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:01:11 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64613017 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> Do something kind and pampering JUST FOR YOU! Go ahead, you deserve it! <BR> <BR> Stop by and share what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:13:13 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64605908 Happy Wednersday 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 Wednesday!! Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:45:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64599123 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many different COLORS you can eat from the fruit &amp; vegetable group. <BR> Having a variety of colors daily insures that you are eating a range of foods that are loaded with different vitamins and minerals. <BR> <BR> Remember to drink your water today as well. <BR> Fruits and vegetables are not only loaded with good vitamins/minerals, but they are also full of fiber. <BR> Opt for the fresh or steamed items whenever po... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:33:10 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64590196 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! Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:36:46 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64572302 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> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:24:15 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64565488 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 time for ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:28:49 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64558836 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... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:36:56 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64551927 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN. <BR> You are not up against anyone else with this challenge. <BR> 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! Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:23:31 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64544371 Happy Monday to you! <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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 12 Jun 2016 23:00:50 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64525034 <BR> Happy Friday 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. <BR> Drink water throughout your meal. <BR> Enjoy the company around you. <BR> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor it. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Friday! <BR> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 22:55:57 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64518850 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> <BR> Have a great Thursday to you! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 01:09:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64511607 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many different COLORS you can eat from the fruit &amp; vegetable group. <BR> Having a variety of colors daily insures that you are eating a range of foods that are loaded with different vitamins and minerals. <BR> <BR> Remember to drink your water today as well. Fruits and vegetables are not only loaded with good vitamins/minerals, but they are also full of fiber. <BR> Opt for the fresh or steamed items whenever possib... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 00:35:15 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64504236 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> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Come back and share how you did! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:31:45 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64497331 <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... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 00:51:33 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64476419 Happy Friday 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 Friday! <BR> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 22:25:44 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64469419 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, 1 Jun 2016 23:45:47 EST Biggest Loser being investigated by LASD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x64464407 The television show Biggest Loser is being investigated for giving contestants illegal diet drugs. Do you like the show and watch it. Would you be a contestant? Why or Why not? <BR> <BR> I watched the first couple seasons and when I started to lose weight knew it was bull crap. Especially after talking to my Dr. and asking him why I wasn't dropping pounds like they were and he said that was dangerous and he wouldn't let me. No I would not be a contestant. There is a article on Yahoo about t... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:44:57 EST lets offer our JUNE birthday wishes.. .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x64461496 <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR JUNE TEAM MEMBERS!! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> JUNE <BR> <BR> WVROSE1 - 9th - anniversary <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=WV<BR>ROSE1 </link> <BR> <BR> DMS1946-19th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=DM<BR>S1946 </link> <BR> <BR> AQUAGIRL08-23rd <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AQ<BR>UA... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 01:23:16 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64461464 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your JUNE 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 JUNE? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF JUNE. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2016. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do T... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 01:09:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64453575 <BR> :Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's BURNING 400 CALORIES TODAY! <BR> <BR> Let's get moving folks. <BR> <BR> Burn off those extra calories. <BR> <BR> We CAN do this! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 30 May 2016 23:41:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64446640 <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, 29 May 2016 22:59:07 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64428411 Happy Friday 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> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor it. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Friday! Thu, 26 May 2016 23:25:23 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64421540 <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> Have a FANTASTIC Thur... Wed, 25 May 2016 23:54:41 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64415207 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Are you eating enriched, white flour in your foods? <BR> If you are, STOP!!! <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 &amp; 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! Look for a high fiber content in what you are eating. When ... Wed, 25 May 2016 01:14:39 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64407727 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST 5 FRUITS &amp; VEGETABLE SERVINGS. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have an great Tuesday! Mon, 23 May 2016 23:45:17 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64400742 <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 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, e... Mon, 23 May 2016 00:15:59 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64381103 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, 20 May 2016 00:51:12 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x64373986 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> Suggeste... Wed, 18 May 2016 23:54:42 EST