SparkPeople The Knees Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8065 Recovering from knee surgery?or just having chronic knees issues and pain Need to loose some weight and build muscle to properly support your knees? SparkPeople The Knees Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=8065 thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58485136 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> I've been looking into replacing one meal a day with a homemade smoothie. I was doing research a bunch of green superfood brands, and am learning a bunch about what our bodies really need for energy and to keep healthy. That got me to thinking: <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to share what HEALTHY FOODS keep you on track. <BR> <BR> *What foods do you look for when trying to stay on track? <BR> *What are your healthy snacks ? <BR> *How do you change yo... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:47:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58474463 <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> ...etc. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today i... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:10:45 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58463078 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get outside for exercise. <BR> The exercise is up to you. <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Gardening <BR> *Jogging <BR> *Walking <BR> *Roller Skating <BR> *Bicycling <BR> *Hiking <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day and get some fresh air! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:23:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58448674 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:18:16 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58423716 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday/Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> This challenge is an easy one. <BR> <BR> *Enjoy this great day with those you love and care about <BR> <BR> *Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> *Do 30 minutes of cardio/strength training <BR> <BR> Have a Super Friday/Weekend! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:11:56 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58413214 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your JULY CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of JULY? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF JULY. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TOD... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:37:25 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58402098 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:32:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58391260 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> What is YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in your fruits/vegetables? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in all your water? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in strength training? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to tackle the area that you have a hard time with (mine is sodium & strength training). It could be: <BR> <BR> *Answering your Sparkmail and/or Goodies <BR> *Logging in all your food <BR> *Food related (i.e. ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 01:13:48 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58379382 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:31:54 EST Feeling so low...in pain..feeling worthless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58355064 Hello, <BR> <BR> I need to talk to someone. I injured my right knee in January 2013 after trying running. My health has slowly declined to where I can't even walk a lot even just to go shopping...so my quality of life has greatly decreased. Two months ago I was getting into the van which has a high step and my left leg slipped and my full body weight just came down on that left leg and now I am having trouble with both knees. <BR> <BR> I went to see an orthopedic doctor about a month ago... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:02:19 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58349765 <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:13:54 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58339831 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:22:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58329307 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Remember when Mom told you to drink your milk? <BR> Mom was a smart woman and knew what was good for you. <BR> Foods that are rich in calcium help prevent osteoporosis and keep your bones strong. <BR> <BR> Can you get in your daily calcium WITHOUT the use of your multi-vitamin today? <BR> <BR> What foods are high in calcium? How about: <BR> <BR> *Dairy products (i.e. yogurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) <BR> *Dark green leafy vegetables <B... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:18:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58318277 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:27:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58300282 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:40:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58275378 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, ri... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:05:59 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58264141 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> Get some sort of cardio or strenght exercises <BR> Spoil yourself at least once today <BR> Eat 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS RIGHT! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:27:34 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58264121 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> Get some sort of cardio or strenght exercises <BR> Spoil yourself at least once today <BR> Eat 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS right?! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:23:13 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58254028 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:15:33 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58242835 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to: <BR> <BR> (1)Have a healthy breakfast <BR> <BR> (2)Have at least one healthy snack to keep your body "fueled" <BR> <BR> (3) Measure & notate ALL food consumed <BR> <BR> (4) Do something physical that burns AT LEAST 200 calories <BR> <BR> Can you do ALL FOUR items on today's challenge? <BR> <BR> YOU KNOW YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:48:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58231160 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:54:41 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58201038 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> How does it make you feel when you get a compliment out of the blue? <BR> Makes your day a bit brighter, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GIVE FIVE UNEXPECTED COMPLIMENTS. This can be to a family member, co-worker, Spark Member, or complete stranger. <BR> Make the day of five people with your kind words. <BR> <BR> Just think about this.... <BR> <BR> "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:39:50 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58188091 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Come back and share what you did! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:38:52 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58178517 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL YOURSELF. <BR> Do something kind and pampering JUST FOR YOU! Go ahead, you deserve it! <BR> <BR> Come back and share what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:17:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58150188 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a MUSCULAR Monday <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:55:28 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58124448 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's get together and kick up our June cardio minutes! <BR> Your challenge today is to get in 45 MINUTES OF CARDIO. <BR> You don't have to do 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> Feel free to break up the minutes. <BR> <BR> So...put on your exercise shoes, grab your gym bag, pump up your bike tires.... <BR> <BR> WE ARE MOVING NOW! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:57:24 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58113720 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> You choose your exercise today! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC Thursday! Wed, 4 Jun 2014 23:26:20 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58102230 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> To do this, you need to: <BR> <BR> *Plan ahead <BR> *Read Labels <BR> *Use your kitchen scale, measuring cups/spoons <BR> *Log every morsel and sip <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:25:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58091139 <BR> Have a Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> 4) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 01:19:59 EST Give the team your bonus points... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x58071056 We have a great team -- not only in numbers. Let's stay on top by giving the Knees Team your bonus points every single time you sign in. <BR> From the START page, you will see a red flag beside this team. <BR> Click on it and let us know how much you got. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:04:26 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58070845 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> How did you do with your May cardio minutes If you are unsure, go back in the archives for the May cardio minutes and see what you accomplished. <BR> <BR> Your challenge TODAY is to <BR> make a challenge for yourself for June cardio minutes. <BR> This is your personal challenge. <BR> Don't worry about what others are challenging themselves. <BR> Post what you think is a good goal for YOU. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:40:32 EST let's offer our June birthday wishes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58069458 <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE ONLY TEAM MEMBER TO HAVE A JUNE BIRTHDAY !! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> JUNE <BR> CJTIGER (CJ) – 7th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=CJ<BR>TIGER </link> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE ??? <BR> <BR> LET'S WISH HER OUR BIRTHDAY WISHES.......... <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 09:32:29 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58033511 Happy Thusday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to find 15 minutes for peace and quiet. <BR> Pull away from your computer, the television, the traffic, the kiddos, THE NOISE.... <BR> <BR> R-E-L-A-X <BR> <BR> Put on some soft music or <BR> Grab a cup of your favorite beverage or <BR> Go for a quiet walk or <BR> Read something comforting or <BR> Sit out on the back porch or.... <BR> <BR> Relax...the world can wait for 15 minutes! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:33:48 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58021044 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 27 May 2014 22:52:13 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58009639 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the bette... Tue, 27 May 2014 00:17:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57995458 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. Feeling stressed out? Exercise is a great stress reliever. Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! Sun, 25 May 2014 19:01:32 EST Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57994227 Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake <BR> Don't Let Toxic Guilt Wipe Out Your Willpower <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does this story sound familiar to you? You’re doing pretty well sticking within your calorie range until that box of candy shows up in the office, or all heck breaks loose and the only way to squeeze in lunch is at the local fast food joint. You give in to the candy or the double cheeseburger with fries and after that, thin... Sun, 25 May 2014 15:39:39 EST Im Backkk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57993701 Hello! <BR> <BR> My name is "Bobbi" and I have been here many times...I left for awhile because of the, <BR> death of my dad passing hit me really hard and now it is time for me to get back to, <BR> reality now and do what needs to be done for myself...I am disabled and am on a walker, <BR> to get around with and if I didn't have that I would probably stay home lol. <BR> <BR> But I do get out when I can if I can that is like I said before when I flat-lined in 2010, <BR> that is when ... Sun, 25 May 2014 14:28:12 EST Knees and spinning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57979389 i was curious if anyone has used spinning to help strengthen the knees? Sat, 24 May 2014 03:35:53 EST How Sweet It Is Part 2: Test Your Sugar Smarts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57977716 How Sweet It Is Part 2: Test Your Sugar Smarts <BR> <BR> <BR> Take this quiz and find out: <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/rm-quiz-sugars-sw eeteners </link> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:59:11 EST Understanding Obesogens??!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57977660 Understanding Obesogens <BR> <BR> <BR> There’s a new group of secret saboteurs in the war against weight gain. They’re called obesogens, and they are all around us. Here’s how to track down the enemies to win the battle of the bulge. <BR> <BR> We blame weight gain on eating too many burgers and burning too little fat, but scientists are discovering that chemicals we’re exposed to everyday could be a big part of the obesity epidemic. Called obesogens, or endocrine disruptors, these natural... Fri, 23 May 2014 21:52:46 EST new question,knees want to know? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57977611 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's something you miss from your past? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:48:51 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57968354 <BR> Happy Friday & Saturday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to DO SOMETHING KIND (& unexpected) FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE. Spoil someone you care about today. <BR> Let them know you love them in more than words. <BR> <BR> Feel like earning "extra credit"? <BR> Spoil more than 1 person you love. <BR> Share with the group whom you spoiled and what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday and Saturday! Fri, 23 May 2014 00:51:42 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57957056 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR ARMS! <BR> Find 3-5 exercises (with appropriate reps for your level) and work out your arms. <BR> Feel free to incorporate: a kettle bell, resistance bands, or hand weights. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 21 May 2014 23:59:46 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57945411 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Wed, 21 May 2014 00:40:24 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57933495 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Tue, 20 May 2014 00:52:37 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57916371 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 18 May 2014 17:11:55 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57888523 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 15 May 2014 22:48:10 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57877209 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! The 15th of each month, we take our measurements. Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR> <BR> Suggest... Wed, 14 May 2014 23:09:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57865844 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> BURN OFF THOSE CALORIES <BR> <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensi... Wed, 14 May 2014 00:39:15 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57853814 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Come back and post your ponts here. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Tue, 13 May 2014 00:19:35 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57836192 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a MUSCULAR Monday <BR> Sun, 11 May 2014 13:07:24 EST orthopedic review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57810722 I went to my orthopedic review. I'm getting an mri next week and a review of the results after that. <BR> <BR> i am looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> I am trying to stay active but its hard when exercise is making me limp all the time. Fri, 9 May 2014 02:12:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57810110 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (¯`v´¯) <BR> `*.¸.*´ <BR> ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• <BR> _____****__________**** ______ <BR> ___***____***____*... Fri, 9 May 2014 00:04:05 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57797721 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take tim... Wed, 7 May 2014 23:24:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57771821 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 5 May 2014 21:55:06 EST How long will you live quiz....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57765085 take the quiz "How long will you live" <BR> click on the link below........ <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>bitecharge.com/post_live_h1.html </link> Mon, 5 May 2014 11:18:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57756624 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your May CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of May? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF May. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TODAY. ... Sun, 4 May 2014 19:11:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57724396 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 1 May 2014 23:50:09 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57710967 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> <BR> DRINK 8 GLASSES OR MORE OF WATER <BR> <BR> Get out your recyclable bottle first thing in the morning, and fill it up. <BR> Take a sip here and there. <BR> Before you know it, you have had your water for the day. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Thursday! <BR> Thu, 1 May 2014 00:15:47 EST let's wish happy birthday to those born in May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57710902 <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THESE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BIRTHDAYS IN May!! <BR> <BR> <BR> JOJOBUTERFLY/JO MAY 3RD <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=JO<BR>JOBUTERFLY </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> TOONIE MAY 4TH <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TO<BR>ONIE </link> <BR> <BR> MCLAFLIN MAY 16th <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MC<BR>LAFLIN </link> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE ??? <B... Thu, 1 May 2014 00:08:56 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57707834 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's one thing you can't just have one of? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:35:41 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57696219 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls,... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:41:40 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57684939 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the bette... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:21:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57668842 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:31:33 EST What Kind Of Dog Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57637165 What Kind Of Dog Are You? <BR> <BR> Iam a CORGI <BR> Let's keep it real simple. You're a total darling! People are enchanted by your charismatic nature but you never get too caught up in all that praise. You know how to just be you at all times and never need to apologize. You're loved for who you are. <BR> <BR> find out which dog type you are... <BR> click on the link below for the quiz......... <BR> <BR> <link>bitecharge.com/post_dog-quiz_h6.html </link> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:34:43 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57636594 <BR> Happy Friday/Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do something that makes YOU truly happy. <BR> It could be a million things. Here are few ideas: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in or take a nap <BR> *Call or see a dear friend <BR> *Play a board game with the family <BR> *Curl up with your favorite beverage and a good book <BR> *Watch a special movie or go to one <BR> *Ask someone special for a back or foot massage <BR> *Go hiking, swimming, bike riding, etc. <BR> *Take a l... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:23:18 EST Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57629526 Just a heads up--Sparks will be redesigning the Team pages in the coming days. I've added a link to the Utube video that explains the changes, so feel free to click below and check it out. I'll be curious to see how our Team page will look--but from what I see, we'll keep posting and sharing our friendships, tracking and more as we have been--so, here's to a new and exciting Sparks' change! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcqPQi_75tw&<BR>featur e... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:07:30 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57622984 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:14:08 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57610454 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? <BR> Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, fe... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:04:04 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57598222 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:05:15 EST join the new trail ..Flat 14ers - Part 1... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57579488 Flat 14ers - Part 1 <BR> The Colorado Rocky Mountains contain over 50 peaks with an elevation of 14,000 feet or higher. The Flat 14ers maps are a virtual representation of what it would be like to walk each trail roundtrip by adding up your daily steps. Discover the largest mountain in Colorado, which trail "kills without warning" and which peak was named in disdain of President Lincoln. Part 1 of the Flat 14ers is a total of 229.75 miles and includes peaks in the Sawatch, Elk, Tenmile and Mo... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:35:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57579362 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start the week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:23:59 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57552190 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> We are going to work off any extra calories that we have consumed this week with a bit of fun cardio. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get moving and get in 45 min. of cardio. Some great ways to burn off calories can be: <BR> <BR> *Turn up the music and dance away those calories (great for house cleaning when no one is watching) <BR> *Put on your headset and go for a walk or jog <BR> *Do some gardening (i.e. mow, pull weeds, rake leaves) <BR> ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:44:43 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57540049 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW. <BR> Do something fun, and creative. How about: <BR> <BR> *Work on your hobby <BR> *Plant in your yard or in a pot <BR> *Try a new recipe <BR> *Try a new hobby <BR> *Try a new exercise <BR> *Try a new Spark Team <BR> *Crank up the music and dance (it is okay if you make up your own style LOL!) <BR> *Sew <BR> *Move the furniture around <BR> *Go to the mall and try on an outfit you normally wouldn't ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:34:30 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57528917 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:22:49 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57515923 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT ONE COMPLETELY VEGETARIAN MEAL. <BR> You choose the meal and what you eat. <BR> <BR> The one misconception that many of us have is that vegetarians don't consume protein. This just isn't true (or healthy). Great ways to get protein into your vegetarian meal are: <BR> <BR> *Beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, lentils, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Soy products (soy milk, edamame, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Nuts & seeds (Almonds, Cashews, Filberts, ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:28:24 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57498281 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> Try for 45 minutes if you can! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:53:34 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57468004 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:35:35 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57455346 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Our lives are really crazy if you think about it. <BR> -School <BR> -Careers <BR> -Children <BR> -Maintaining our home <BR> -Taking care of our loved ones & friends <BR> -Finding time to exercise & eat right <BR> <BR> No wonder we are so tired all the time. We are GO-GO-GO!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to and give yourself 30 minutes JUST FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> You could use the time to: <BR> *Meditate <BR> *Have a beverage and look ou... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:42:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57443062 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PASS IT ON! <BR> Throw out random acts of kindness. <BR> With all of the craziness on the news and in our lives, it feels pretty good to spread the smiles around you. <BR> <BR> Once you read this, put on a happy face and don't stop until you go to bed. Be kind. Be helpful. Be loving. Be generous. Be proactive. YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have A WONDERFUL Wednesday! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:41:32 EST let's fill the Easter basket http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x57441947 a to z, fill the Easter basket with goodies. <BR> Warning it may make you crave these delectable, over calorie limit goodie. <BR> <BR> A- andes mints. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 22:57:00 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57410305 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 16:21:52 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57378504 <BR> Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> You have TWO challenges today. <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Do your daily exercise or one challenge that Spark recommends (can be found on your home page or scrolling down and looking to the right of this page) <BR> <BR> 2) Get in 8+ glasses of water <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:02:17 EST let's wish happy birthday to those born in April http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57373231 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> so sorry i am a little late with this....... <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday too you !! <BR> <BR> <BR> April Birthdays <BR> <BR> Holly (Nightskystar)--2nd <BR> CELESTE2013-11th no page <BR> Yvonne - 20th <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday too you !! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday toooo yooou !! <BR> Haaaapppy Biiiirthday tooo youuuuu !! <BR> Happy biii... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:34:26 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57365736 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Can you get in your daily calcium WITHOUT the use of your multi-vitamin today? <BR> <BR> What foods are high in calcium? How about: <BR> <BR> *Dairy products (i.e. yogurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) <BR> *Dark green leafy vegetables <BR> *Broccoli <BR> *Sardines, salmon, shrimp <BR> *Soybeans <BR> <BR> How will YOU get in your calcium today? <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday everyone! Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:59:09 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57352675 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls,... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 00:43:30 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57338686 <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your April CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of April? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THIS NEW MONTH. <BR> <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:31:50 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57321618 <BR> Have a happy Monday! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> 4) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:43:06 EST recovery and fatigue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57321457 Is it normal during recovery to be in constant low grade pain? <BR> <BR> is it normal to get tired soooooo much easier than normal? <BR> <BR> i would love to know as I've never had an injury like this before. <BR> <BR> <BR> thanx. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:24:28 EST America’s Sugar Addiction...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57293252 <BR> America’s Sugar Addiction: How Our Need for A Sweet Fix Has Expanded Our Waistlines <BR> <BR> <link>www.addictiontreatmentmagazine.com/a<BR>ddiction-news/infographics/americas-su<BR>gar-addiction/ </link> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:26:25 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57288587 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Whew! What a week! <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> Can you fit in 45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:20:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57276014 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:59:39 EST fun quiz........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57263533 <BR> <em>213</em> <em>524</em> <em>30</em> <em>224</em> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Ladies Only... Which Movie Star Are You? <BR> <BR> Ever wonder which movie star you are most like? <BR> <BR> Well, a team of researchers got together and analyzed the personalities of movie stars. The info has been incorporated into this quiz. <BR> <BR> There are only 10 questions so it doesn't take long. Number your paper from 1 to 10, then answer each question with the choice that most de... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:20:18 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57263067 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Here is a recent suggestion that I just loved. Your challenge today is to JUST SAY NO! <BR> <BR> Say NO to: <BR> <BR> *Second helpings <BR> <BR> *Fats & sugars that you don't need (i.e. in your coffee, butter instead of jam, frying instead of broiling/grilling, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Eating fast food instead of making something healthy <BR> <BR> *Buying from the vending machine <BR> <BR> *Staying sedentary - GET MOVING! <BR> <BR> *Taking on more tha... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:32:27 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57249312 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:38:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57236855 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. <BR> This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off items under Other Exercise <BR> *Mark off your daily goals <BR> *Do a w... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:54:59 EST new trail..... The Iditarod http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57209293 Let's go........ <BR> The Iditarod trail is part of a trail system that first connected prehistoric Native Alaskan villages from one coast of Alaska to the other. It later became a major route for the settlement of Gold Rush-era Alaska. Today, the historic Iditarod trail system is home to three internationally famous long-distance winter races. The Iditarod is the only Alaskan trail in the National system, and the only Historic Trail celebrating the indispensable role played by "man's best fr... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:42:11 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57204108 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:13:17 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57192038 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you find that you have the following symptoms at times: tiredness, lethargy, looking pale, feeling faint and breathless? If so, your body might be running low on iron. <BR> <BR> Your CHALLENGE FOR TODAY is to get in your iron (see your Spark nutrition table for your personal needs). Many of us take a multi-vitamin for vitamins/minerals that we might not be getting through food. That is great, but for iron you can also try: <BR> <BR> * Roast beef... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:07:50 EST let's wish happy birthday to those born in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x57179785 <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.................... <BR> lets have a virtual party........... <BR> <em>257</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> <em>257</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday MARCH to our newest team member.. <BR> <BR> March 18th....kwigley <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?ID=KW<BR>IGLEY#comments </link> <BR> <BR> March 23-GONNABTI... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:14:59 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57179546 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! <BR> On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". <BR> You should be able to find ma... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:44:20 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57166902 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your sandwich <BR> *... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:25:50 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57162207 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you feel down, what brings you up? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:03:22 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57154113 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:01:14 EST Fill In The Word. one @ a time...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x57139229 How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - abacus <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - ASPARAGUS <BR> <BR> 4. A mood -... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:22:13 EST The Great Ice vs. Heat Confusion Debacle...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57138922 The Great Ice vs. Heat Confusion Debacle <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>saveyourself.ca/articles/ice-heat-co<BR>nfusion.php </link> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:37:17 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57119740 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO ONE STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISE (and appropriate reps) IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING: <BR> <BR> *Arms/Shoulders <BR> *Core (including back) <BR> *Legs/Hips <BR> <BR> You got it! <BR> We are WORKING IT ALL OVER today! <BR> <BR> Have a TERRIFIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:03:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57106866 <BR> Happy Thursday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:01:42 EST torn meniscus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57103407 just found out from physical therapist that I have a torn menisucus and a plan has been made for gentle exercises. <BR> <BR> I sorta feel like I've been given a death sentence because i've been told that in 2 years that I'll have arthritis in my knee :( <BR> <BR> any ideas? <BR> <BR> on workout with arthritis? on healing froma torn meniscus? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:47:14 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57094351 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today s challenge: <BR> COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> <BR> ...etc. Your challenge today is to complete ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:03:34 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57082383 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take time for YOU. <BR> <... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:25:40 EST recovering . . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57069712 On Wednesday I hurt my knee while dancing <BR> <BR> its the inside of my left knee. <BR> <BR> my doctor thinks i may have partially torn my ligament or meniscus. and if the pain doesn't subside in 2 weeks then I need to come back. <BR> <BR> My physical therapist thinks it could just be a strain. <BR> <BR> well the pain is bad. I'm limping. It hurts soooo bad. <BR> <BR> yes I know I need to lose weight I and hurt my knee right when I was figuring out what was working for my body. <BR... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 03:56:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57062816 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start this week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:21:53 EST 10 Things I Love About Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57062745 10 Things I Love About Walking <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/od/motivation/tp/1<BR>0-Things-I-Love-About-Walking.htm </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:16:06 EST 10 Things to Stop Doing ........... ........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x57062674 10 Things to Stop Doing if You Want to Walk Off Weight <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/od/weightloss/tp/1<BR>0-Things-To-Stop-Doing-If-You-Want-To-<BR>Walk-Off-Weight.htm </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:09:17 EST What Kind of Walker Are You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x57062629 <BR> Walking Personality Quiz..... <BR> click on the link below for the quiz! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/library/quiz/blwha<BR>tkindquiz.htm </link> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 14:03:31 EST weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57040181 <BR> Happy weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT AND CLEAN SOMETHING THAT REALLY NEEDS ATTENTION! <BR> You know what that area is that needs to be cleaned and straightened. <BR> You don't have to do this all day long. <BR> You can take as little as 5 minutes to straighten your environment and make it better. <BR> <BR> What will you be working on this weekend? <BR> <BR> Have a SQUEAKY CLEAN Weekend! <BR> <BR> <BR> i lost internet for 2 days ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 12:30:22 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x57009439 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ONLY EAT HEALTHY FOODS. Steer clear of processed, junk foods. You know which ones: <BR> <BR> *Regular Chips <BR> *Candy Bars packed full of sugar & fat <BR> *Cookies <BR> *Ice Cream <BR> *Full-Sugar Soda <BR> *Deep Fried Foods <BR> *Pastries, donuts, full-fat muffins <BR> *Sugared cereals <BR> <BR> Instead of eating these today, try to focus on healthy alternatives such as: <BR> <BR> *Fresh Fruit <BR> *D... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:06:04 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56995709 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 22:59:27 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56974695 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your March CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of March? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF March. <BR> <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what y... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:08:38 EST Let's pick a new trail.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56967706 <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>323</em> <em>317</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>332</em> <em>237</em> <em>34</em> <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> there are other trails maybe we could pick out one we would like to fo next??? <BR> <BR> if interested i will set it up below are the lists of trail we can do!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Iditarod Trail <BR> The Iditarod trail is part of a trail system that first connected prehistoric Native Alaskan villages from... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:08:23 EST no birthday's in March?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x56964991 <BR> <BR> no March Birthdays this year hope i didn't miss anyone???!!! <BR> <BR> have a great month everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:49:49 EST new question ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56964974 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> It's already March. Wow! <BR> <BR> Here we go March! <BR> <BR> Are you prepared for the new month? <BR> <BR> Have you any special plans coming up this month? <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:46:23 EST Positive Words from A - Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x56961147 <BR> <BR> Positive Words from A - Z <BR> <BR> a new month and day to start ..... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:19:53 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56943835 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:27:19 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56917300 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wed... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:18:36 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56904800 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:33:21 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56889863 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE! <BR> You can do any (or all) of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do at least THREE exercises (and appropriate reps) that work your CORE area. <BR> Spark Fitness has great suggestions for core exercises. <BR> <BR> *Do an exercise video that focuses on your core muscles <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> YOU CHOOSE THE CORE EXERCISE FOR YOU.... <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Monday! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:10:27 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56855189 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SAY NO TO EMPTY CALORIES. That means, steer clear of: <BR> <BR> *Donuts, pastries, cookies, crackers, cereals, and baked goods filled with processed white flour and loads of sugar <BR> <BR> *Drinks loaded with sugar <BR> <BR> *Chips <BR> <BR> *Candy and "junk food" <BR> <BR> Really concentrate on eating healthy today. Make every meal & snack count. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:16:26 EST knees are wonderin g????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56855183 <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> At which fast food restaurant have you had the best luck finding healthy choices? <BR> <BR> <BR> McDonald's <BR> Burger King <BR> Wendy's <BR> Taco Bell <BR> Chipotle <BR> Panera <BR> Arby's <BR> Chik-fil-A <BR> Subway <BR> Other (Share it in the comments!) <BR> <BR> <BR> For Me...Out of all the above...Subway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em>... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:13:22 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56842004 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC T... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:02:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56828518 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPREAD SOME SUNSHINE. Go out of your way to make others smile. Make people feel good about themselves. Some ideas could be: <BR> <BR> *Open doors for others <BR> *Let people go ahead of you in line/traffic <BR> *Tell a stranger that they are doing a good job <BR> *Tell a co-worker, neighbor, friend, or family member how much you appreciate them <BR> *Do something nice "just because" <BR> *Do a chore for a family membe... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:20:27 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56815239 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: <BR> "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? <BR> Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. <BR> Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not so... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:04:17 EST Dangers of Over-the -Counter Pain Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56802298 Dangers of Over-the-Counter Pain Medication: Safety Tips <BR> from the Dr Oz website..... <BR> <BR> <link>www.doctoroz.com/videos/dangers-over<BR>-counter-pain-medication-safety-tips </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:05:42 EST How to Walk - Stretching Routine etc...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56802235 How to Walk - Stretching Routine <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/cs/stretching/a/ho<BR>wstretch.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Warm-Up Stretching Routine for Walkers <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>walking.about.com/od/stretching/ss/w<BR>armupstretches.htm </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:59:04 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56802132 <BR> Happy Monday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:48:34 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56768032 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". <BR> However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. <BR> Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:31:41 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56755648 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET IN 10,000 STEPS. <BR> This can be achieved with walking, running, jogging, or a combination of them. <BR> Think about this: <BR> <BR> 1) How far is 10,000 steps? The average person's stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long. That means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile, and 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles. <BR> <BR> 2) A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. For these people addi... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:08 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56746631 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Winter can bring so many things... <BR> <BR> *Snow <BR> *After holiday sales <BR> *Renewing of eating/exercise goals <BR> <BR> AND..... <BR> <BR> COLD SEASON! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET IN YOUR VITAMIN C. Research suggests that Vitamin C may help with your common cold AND allergies (something that Texas has a hard time with during "Cedar Fever" season). <BR> <BR> Foods that are high in Vitamin C are: <BR> <BR> *Citrus <BR>... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:27:34 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56729759 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you watching the Olympics? What is your favorite part? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:23:11 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56729707 Have a happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:19:03 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56712871 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using any one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance ball... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 19:53:21 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56678293 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> As we start to "get a hang" of this lifestyle change, we become confident that we can "eyeball" a serving. <BR> Have you gotten to this point? <BR> Do you: <BR> <BR> *Pour cereal straight from the box into your bowl? <BR> *Say "that looks like about 2 Tbsp. of half & half"? <BR> *Say: "I'm sure I ate only 1/2 cup of ice cream"? <BR> <BR> If you find yourself overly confident about your portions, you might be in for a shock. <BR> <BR> Your chall... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:27:46 EST Lets walk the Pacific coast on America Moves.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56666229 <em>260</em> <em>294</em> <em>319</em> <em>312</em> <em>311</em> <em>364</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>315</em> <em>332</em> <em>320</em> <em>313</em> <em>403</em> <em>549</em> <em>548</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> sign up here @AMERICA ON THE MOVE <BR> <BR> <link>www.americaonthemove.org </link> <BR> <BR> once you are finished signing up join the team i created called SP KNEES TEAM <BR> We will be walking the pacific coast taking rou... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 01:32:04 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56665342 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTA... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 23:18:51 EST Wear Red Day - Friday, Feb 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56657994 <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>389</em> <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>345</em> <em>212</em> <em>389</em> <em>479</em> <em>148</em> <em>530</em> <em>214</em> <em>129</em> <em>447</em> <em>289</em> <em... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:04:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56651902 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. <BR> This could be: <BR> <BR> *A healthy food, recipe, beverage, or restaurant <BR> <BR> *An exercise or piece of equipment incorporated into exercise <BR> <BR> *Tackling something in your life that you have never done before (i.e. a project, facing a fear, etc.) <BR> <BR> *A new way of doing something that you do regularly <BR> <BR> These are just some suggestions. What will you do that is NEW TO YOU... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:45:23 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56637977 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make an appointment <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off items under Other Exercise <BR> *Mark off your dai... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:37:30 EST knees are wondering ????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56634980 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's one thing that made you smile today or this week ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 19:48:51 EST walking across America http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56623392 <BR> Join us as we begin our cross country journey on the TransAmerica Trail. <BR> <BR> To get signed up visit: <BR> <BR> <link>exercise.lbl.gov/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> We will journey 4063 miles together as we travel from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our team is called Sp Knees Team <BR> <BR> See you on the trail! <BR> <BR> ****come back here and let us know your login name***** <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. <BR> <BR> blessings and hugs................ Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:50:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56622968 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's get together and kick up our February cardio minutes! <BR> Your challenge today is to get in 45 MINUTES OF CARDIO. <BR> You don't have to do 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> Feel free to break up the minutes. <BR> <BR> So...put on your exercise shoes, grab your gym bag, pump up your bike tires.... <BR> WE ARE MOVING NOW! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:08:11 EST new question of the week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56601772 <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> It's already February. Wow! <BR> <BR> Will you be watching the Super Bowl tomorrow? <BR> <BR> If so, Who will you be rooting for? Seahawks or Broncos <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> <em>215</em> <em>281</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:17:42 EST lets offer our February birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x56596621 <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THESE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BIRTHDAYS IN FEBRUARY!! <BR> <BR> FLEMIDG- 17 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FL<BR>EMIDG </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> FISHER011- 29 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=FI<BR>SHER011 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129<... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:05:05 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56589587 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:54:34 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56570502 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! <BR> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:57:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56555599 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. <BR> Your challenge today is to complete ALL OF YOUR DA... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:20 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56543448 Happy Tuesday 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> COLD SEASON! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET IN YOUR VITAMIN C. Research suggests that Vitamin C may help with your common cold AND allergies (something that Texas has a hard time with during "Cedar Fever" season). <BR> <BR> Foods that are high in Vitamin C are: <BR> <BR> *Citrus <BR> *Strawberries... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:56:26 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56528573 <BR> Happy Monday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. <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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 22:41:53 EST new question of the week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56513671 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does the weather play a part at all for your exercise activity??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:12:13 EST what exercise did you do today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56513613 <em>237</em> <em>34</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:06:37 EST walking across America???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56513596 <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is any one interested in walking across America using your daily exercise activity to do this???? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:05:28 EST Keep one word Drop one word http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x56503919 <BR> The game is you use one of the words in my word below and add another word to the word you kept then the next person does the same with your word. <BR> <BR> Example: snow shovel <BR> <BR> now you choose one word to carry on by adding another: snow ball <BR> <BR> You try <BR> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:02:26 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56491304 <BR> 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 HANDING OUT THE SUNSHINE Friday! Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:00:54 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56463903 <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, 21 Jan 2014 23:56:49 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56448905 <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 <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, 20 Jan 2014 23:30:19 EST Happiness Self Test... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56442603 Happiness Self Test <BR> From Elizabeth Scott, M.S., <BR> <BR> How Happy Are You? <BR> <BR> <BR> While there’s more to happiness than just the absence of stress, many of the areas we focus on in stress management are the same areas in life that, according to recent research, are correlated with overall happiness as well. Additionally, measuring the level of satisfaction and happiness a person has on these 16 areas of life can help measure a person’s overall level of happiness. This 16-ques... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:31:51 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56442472 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Will you be taking any vacations this year ???? <BR> if so where???? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:23:58 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56429310 Happy Monday 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. Bran... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:31:52 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56382365 Have a great Thursday!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> Drink you daily quota of water <BR> Do your daily intake of <BR> 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 t... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:14:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56368152 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> On or about the 15th of each month, our challenge is always to measure ourselves. Keeping track of your measurements can be very motivational. <BR> This is especially true when the number on the scale isn't going down, but the measuring tape is. <BR> <BR> Get out your measuring tape (or print out a free one online) and measure the areas listed below. Make sure to keep these numbers handy to compare for next month. <BR> <BR> Areas to measure:... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:31:12 EST knees are wonderin g????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56364842 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How often do you weigh yourself?? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:26:22 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56353676 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:50:04 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56332635 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. <BR> This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make an appointment <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off items under Other Exercise <BR> *Mark off your daily... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:44:50 EST how to make hot and cold ice packs.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56304308 How to Make an Ice Pack <BR> <BR> Make your own gel ice packs for way less than they sell for at the store. <BR> Difficulty: Easy <BR> Time Required: 5 minutes or less <BR> Here's How: <BR> <BR> Mix two parts water and one part rubbing alcohol together in one of the freezer bags. Seal tightly. <BR> Use the second freezer bag to double bag your mixture. <BR> Freeze until the rubbing alcohol and water gels. <BR> Use your new ice pack in place of store-bought ice packs. <BR> Tips: <BR> <BR> M... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:08:43 EST Top 10 Reasons for Exercise With Arthrititis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56304235 Top 10 Reasons for Exercise When You Have Arthritis <BR> By American Council on Exercise <BR> <BR> "Unfortunately, many arthritis sufferers mistakenly believe that exercise will worsen their condition," said Dr. Cedric Bryant, chief exercise physiologist for ACE. "The reality, however, is that a well-rounded physical activity program of stretching, strength training and aerobic exercise can help minimize many of the adverse affects of arthritis and improve overall functional capacity." <BR> ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:00:03 EST How Long Do Knee Replacements Last? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x56304156 How Long Do Knee Replacements Last? <BR> By Jonathan Cluett, M.D. <BR> <BR> Question: How Long Do Knee Replacements Last? <BR> <BR> Knee replacement surgery is a treatment for severe knee arthritis. Most patients understand that knee replacements can wear out over time, but exactly how long is a knee replacement supposed to last? <BR> <BR> Answer: <BR> Knee replacements eventually wear out. Unfortunately, an artificial knee is not as durable as your own knee. Because theknee replacement i... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:55:03 EST lets offer our January birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x56304051 <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THESE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BIRTHDAYS IN January!! <BR> <BR> PURPLESPARCK(Lin) 13th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=PU<BR>RPLESPARCK </link> <BR> <BR> TEXASTITCHER(Jo Ann.)-15th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TE<BR>XASTITCHER </link> <BR> <BR> LRONNE(Linda) - 19th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LR<BR>ONNE </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> LEELEE1974- ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:46:41 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56297550 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> *Taking out the recycle for an elderly neighbor <BR> *Giving the person in front of you the change they are short <BR> *Striking up a polite conversation with a complete stranger, and wishing them a good day <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PASS IT ON! Throw out random acts of kindness. With all of the craziness on the news and in our lives, it feels pretty good to spread the smiles around you. <BR> <BR> Once you read this, put on a happy face and do... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:05:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56282780 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. 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> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 8 Jan 2014 23:37:50 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56267637 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to JUST SAY NO! <BR> <BR> Say NO to: <BR> <BR> *Second helpings <BR> <BR> *Fats & sugars that you don't need (i.e. in your coffee, butter instead of jam, frying instead of broiling/grilling, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Eating fast food instead of making something healthy <BR> <BR> *Buying from the vending machine <BR> <BR> *Staying sedentary - GET MOVING! <BR> <BR> *Taking on more than you can chew (I don't mean food either)... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:16:44 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56252965 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 00:00:37 EST new question of the week??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56244687 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> How often do you exercise do in a week? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>189</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:46:25 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56228333 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Saw this somewhere on Sparkpeople and thought it worth doing........... <BR> <BR> Your ch\allenge today is to create a" Gratitude Jar" <BR> It works like this: begin at January the 1st, write a small note every time something good happens to you during the year. <BR> It can be something simple like: you have an epiphany, someone says something nice, you experience success in a curtain area of your life... or whatever makes YOU feel happy. <BR> Put the note i... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 14:14:09 EST Knees question of the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56211947 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you had the flu shot this season? <BR> <BR> yes <BR> no...why not <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 12:07:20 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56191343 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CATCH UP! <BR> 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> What do YOU need to do today? Let's get to it! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Fri, 3 Jan 2014 00:59:24 EST Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56183235 Common Knee Surgery Does Very Little for Some, Study Suggests <BR> By PAM BELLUCK <BR> Published: December 25, 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> A popular surgical procedure worked no better than fake operations in helping people with one type of common knee problem, suggesting that thousands of people may be undergoing unnecessary surgery, a new study in The New England Journal of Medicine reports. <BR> <BR> Two Procedures, <BR> Same Result <BR> A study compared a common surgical repair to the meniscus... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:30:51 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56174443 <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> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 23:36:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56159670 Happy New Year to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to enjoy the beginning of 2014 with your family and friends. <BR> Make the most of this wonderful day with laughter and love. <BR> <BR> We will get back to watching our eating and exercise tomorrow. <BR> Today is about enjoying the spirit of the season. <BR> <BR> May you and yours have a very special day! <BR> <BR> Love to each and every one of you, <BR> Happy New Year to you and yours! <BR> May it be the best year yet!!! <BR>... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 03:57:07 EST New Years wishes for you.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56154777 <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> My New Year Wishes for You... <BR> <BR> Happiness deep down within. <BR> Serenity with each sunrise. <BR> Success in each facet of your life. <BR> Family beside you. <BR> Close and caring friends. <BR> Health, inside you. <BR> Love that never ends. <BR> Special memories of all the yesterdays. <BR> A bright today with much to be thankful for. <BR> A path that leads to beautiful tomorrows... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:53:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56144778 <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, 30 Dec 2013 22:34:50 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56131284 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to LIST WAYS YOU REWARD YOURSELF FOR HARD WORK THAT IS NOT FOOD. <BR> Do you have things that you do for yourself as reward for a job well done? <BR> What have you done for yourself LATELY? <BR> What can you do TODAY to reward yourself? <BR> <BR> Please share inexpensive ways that we all can reward ourselves. We are all on a budget nowadays. Let's come up with some things that we can do to say JOB WELL DONE. Let the ideas flow... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:24:32 EST Knees question of the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56127183 <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Will you be making any resolutions Wednesday? <BR> 1-yes <BR> 2-no <BR> 3-maybe <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>189</em> <em>303</em> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:08:09 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56099819 <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 beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 01:05:06 EST Good Starter Exercises for Bad Knee/Knees? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56094153 Can anyone recommend good starter exercises for someone who has bad knees? I have the beginnings of osteoarthritis under my left knee and a right knee that sometimes "kinks up," which can be painful going up and down stairs. I want to get back on track with eating well and adding exercise and would appreciate any good suggestions. Thanks! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:16:59 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56088139 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC T... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:17:29 EST Merry Christmas everyone..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x56083245 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Christmas season.... <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPy7rIo1xI&<BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> ... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:11:14 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56083232 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Christmas season.... <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEPy7rIo1xI&<BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> ... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:07:46 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56075528 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPEND A RELAXING DAY WITH FRIENDS and/or FAMILY. Have a day filled with good conversation, good/healthy food, and lots of laughter. <BR> <BR> "I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." -Roy Croft <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Christmas eve! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:36:36 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56061904 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, 22 Dec 2013 16:03:16 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56038149 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:34:18 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56027613 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> On or about mid month, our challenge is always to measure ourselves. <BR> Keeping track of your measurements can be very motivational. <BR> This is especially true when the number on the scale isn't going down, but the measuring tape is. <BR> <BR> Get out your measuring tape (or print out a free one online) and measure the areas listed below. Make sure to keep these numbers handy to compare for next month. <BR> <BR> Areas to measure: <BR> ... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:17:46 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56016955 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SEND OUT THREE (3) SPARK GOODIES TO THREE RANDOM MEMBERS. <BR> It is preferable that you send these goodies to members that you don't usually correspond with. <BR> These could be three people on three different boards. <BR> These people could be new members. <BR> These people could be ones that are asking for guidance/motivation in their blog. <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:23:43 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x56009190 <BR> Happy Tuesday 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. Take a sip here and there. Before you know it, you have had your water for the day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:34:40 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55994310 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:54:46 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55963640 <BR> <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. Have you gotten to this point? <BR> <BR> Do you: <BR> <BR> *Pour cereal straight from the box into your bowl? <BR> *Say "that looks like about 2 Tbsp. of half & half"? <BR> *Say: "I'm sure I ate only 1/2 cup of ice cream"? <BR> <BR> If you find yourself overly confident about your portions, you might be in for a shock. <BR> <BR> Your... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:43:10 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55940233 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge yesterday was to work your core muscles. 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 Wednesday! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:37:34 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55927662 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO SOMETHING KIND (& unexpected) FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE. <BR> Spoil someone you care about today. <BR> Let them know you love them in more than words. <BR> <BR> Feel like earning "extra credit"? Spoil more than 1 person you love. <BR> Share with the group whom you spoiled and what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 9 Dec 2013 23:22:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55908539 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, 8 Dec 2013 11:45:28 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x55900513 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> new queation............. <BR> Stress level at Holiday time... How are you doing with it? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>425</em> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 17:51:21 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55881361 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 5 Dec 2013 22:02:15 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55869207 <BR> <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... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 21:52:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55858922 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> To do this, you need to: <BR> <BR> *Plan ahead <BR> *Read Labels <BR> *Use your kitchen scale, measuring cups/spoons <BR> *Log every morsel and sip <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 01:05:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55844959 <BR> Happy Tuesday 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 & 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 ... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 22:35:43 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55837361 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to: <BR> <BR> (1)Have a healthy breakfast <BR> <BR> (2)Have at least one healthy snack to keep your body "fueled" <BR> <BR> (3) Measure & notate ALL food consumed <BR> <BR> (4) Do something physical that burns AT LEAST 200 calories <BR> <BR> Can you do ALL FOUR items on today's challenge? YOU KNOW YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 10:34:01 EST whats wrong with your knees? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x55826643 Just out of curiousity, what is your problem. <BR> <BR> Personally, I have weak ligaments in my knees. My left knee is MUCH worse than my right. <BR> <BR> and it band sydrome on both legs Sun, 1 Dec 2013 14:50:25 EST lets offer our december birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x55818770 <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> HOPESINGH-3rd <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>PESINGH </lin... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:21:23 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55800349 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, 28 Nov 2013 23:50:40 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55791887 <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of Thanksgiving! <BR> blessings and hugs............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.dobhran.com/greetings/GRthanksgi<BR>ving5.htm </link> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:51:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55781093 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:14:07 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55769735 Happy Tuesiday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to RACK UP AS MANY SPARK POINTS AS POSSIBLE TODAY. <BR> This challenge can be tough, as you will need to work on lots of areas: <BR> <BR> *Eating right and logging everything <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Being active on your Community Huddles <BR> *Posting comments <BR> *Spinning the wheel <BR> *Doing extra activities <BR> <BR> Who is up for the challenge?! GREAT! Check back in at the end of the day with your poi... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:51:21 EST New Year Challenge finale week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55765746 <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> how did everyone do for week 3 <BR> post your weight here...... <BR> feel free to join in at any time of you would like some accountability... <BR> all the best to all!! <BR> no change for me........... <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:21:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55751806 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, 24 Nov 2013 14:20:09 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55729453 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:04:06 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55712463 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Winter is almost here 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 <BR> <BR> Foods that are high in Vitamin C are: <BR> <BR> *Citrus <BR> *Strawberries <BR> *Peppers <BR> *Guava <BR> *Kiwi ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:46:39 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55706214 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> Many of us are tempted with office, church, and school party goodies. <BR> Plan ahead for these events by eating fruits, vegetables, and appropriately proportioned meals. <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:23:53 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55687431 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> What is YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in your fruits/vegetables? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in all your water? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in strength training? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to tackle the area that you have a hard time with (mine is sodium & strength training). It could be: <BR> <BR> *Answering your Sparkmail and/or Goodies <BR> *Logging in all your food <BR> *Food related (i.e. ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:22:34 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55666224 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to burn off AT LEAST 300 CALORIES. <BR> Get moving! <BR> Here are some <BR> suggestions that can get your body on the move: <BR> <BR> *Take the stairs instead <BR> of the elevator <BR> *Park your car far out in the parking lot <BR> *Walk or take <BR> your bike to work or school <BR> *Walk on your lunch break or after dinner <BR> *Go to the gym <BR> *Do strength exercises while you are waiting for a <BR> commercial to ... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:23:15 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55640859 Have a happy Friday! <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 great Friday! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:31:40 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55628082 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:01:35 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55602315 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many different COLORS you can eat from the fruit & vegetable group. 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... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:46:31 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x55595451 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have any veterans in your family? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <BR> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:05:04 EST New Year Challenge Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55595428 <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> how did everyone do this week <BR> post your weight here...... <BR> feel free to join in at any time of you would like some accountability... <BR> all the best to all!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:02:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55584373 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to : <BR> DO 3-5 DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON FIRMING UP YOUR ARMS. <BR> Feel free to use weights, bands, etc. to increase the difficulty of your work-out. <BR> There are great suggestions for exercises targeting arms in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share which exercises you completed. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:21:03 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55557380 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:16:22 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55545891 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> There are some amazing articles and videos on Spark. <BR> Have you seen them? <BR> Well, today is the day to STAY INFORMED. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to: <BR> <BR> *Read 3 A-Z Topics <BR> <BR> and/or <BR> <BR> *Watch a Health Video <BR> <BR> Wondering where you can find these? <BR> Simply go to your SparkPoints page and click on "A-Z Topics" or "Watch a Health Video". <BR> You get daily points for doing this too. <BR> <BR> Read ... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 00:22:14 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55533645 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE MUSCLES. <BR> Great ways to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Plank <BR> *Kickboxing <BR> *Pilates <BR> *Yoga <BR> *Gym equipment that target your core <BR> *Push-ups <BR> *Crunches <BR> *Burpees <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Check back in later with what you did to accomplish today's challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 01:33:42 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55520770 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! <BR> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 00:47:24 EST new year's challenge??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55508767 Now that Halloween is over it is time for the holidays to begin. This challenge is going to cover Thanksgiving and Christmas. I need to know if you would rather me post a new post every week or do you like the one post and edit your post weekly. <BR> Let me know what you prefer. <BR> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 07:35:41 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55500259 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, 3 Nov 2013 13:31:56 EST Let's offer our wishes for November birthdays..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x55494564 <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY.... <BR> <BR> LET'S ALL WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......... <BR> <BR> Michelle aka MMMMMM4 - 7th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MM<BR>MMMM4 </link> <BR> <BR> ALOHACYL -12 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>OHACYL </link> <BR> <BR> Jenniferkcm -14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>NNIFERKCM </l... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 01:06:55 EST friday & saturday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55469450 <BR> Happy Friday and Saturday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT. <BR> Today would be a great day to: <BR> <BR> *Clean house <BR> *Put away laundry <BR> *Go through your house for items to donate <BR> *Clean out the fridge & pantry of tempting foods <BR> *Wash & detail your car <BR> *Garden clean it up leaves too <BR> *Clean off your desk <BR> *Go through junk mail in your electronic and postal boxes <BR> * Recycle <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday and Saturda... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:13:21 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x55465301 I just went to my orthodontist. <BR> <BR> my knee bone is fine except for the extra "padding" around them, lol <BR> <BR> I have it band syndrome on both sides of my knees. and on my left knee i have mcl strain, and knee pfs (i don't what that is). <BR> <BR> All I need is physical therapy and will have my physical therapy evaluation next week. <BR> <BR> <BR> yay! progress! <BR> <BR> i'm mostly not doing a whole lot of exercise except light stuff. the knee pain is much less since I sta... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:06:24 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55457473 <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, 30 Oct 2013 23:48:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55444228 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. This could be: <BR> <BR> *A healthy food, recipe, beverage, or restaurant <BR> <BR> *An exercise or piece of equipment incorporated into exercise <BR> <BR> *Tackling something in your life that you have never done before (i.e. a project, facing a fear, etc.) <BR> <BR> *A new way of doing something that you do regularly <BR> <BR> These are just some suggestions. <BR> What will you do that is NEW ... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:48:18 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55431547 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! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 23:15:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55412898 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Every 6 months or so, like to throw out this challenge. <BR> It is by far, one of my favorites. It takes a bit of planning, <BR> but it is something that we can ALL use when we are tempted with food. <BR> <BR> 1) Get some paper, scissors, and a pen <BR> 2) Find a jar, small box, or small container <BR> 3) Cut your paper into strips. You should get about 20 on a 8x11 sheet <BR> 4) Come up with ideas of things you can do INSTEAD OF EATING RIGHT N... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 14:43:54 EST let`s have a baby shower...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x55412126 <em>251</em> <em>123</em> <em>139</em> <em>75</em> <em>176</em> <em>80</em> <em>183</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOPESINGH had a baby boy !!! <BR> He was born on October 1st, 20 days before due date.... <BR> <BR> you can drop by her page and offer yoru best wishes in the link below......... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>PESINGH </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>251</em> <em>123</em> <em>139</em> <em>75</em> <em>176</em> <em>80</em> ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:21:58 EST new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x55392402 I am new. I'm married with 3 kidz. I have to quit exercising due to knee pain. My doctor is trying to get me some hep with this. <BR> <BR> no swelling. no hotness. icing doesn't really help. i have constant pain on the inside of my left knee. and sometimes I get sharp pain in the middle of my knee and on the outside. <BR> <BR> for years I get pain on the outside of my knees if I try plies. <BR> <BR> the doctors are sorta baffled by this. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:36:24 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55384685 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:48:44 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55372768 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TAKE 30 MINUTES OF PEACE & QUIET. Set aside just 30 minutes to: <BR> <BR> *Relax <BR> *Take a snooze <BR> *Enjoy nature <BR> *Meditate or pray <BR> *Read something inspiration or comforting <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, DO IT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:31:32 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55347210 <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! <BR> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:11:19 EST The new Start Page..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x55342457 Hope you like the new Start Page?! <BR> View SPARKGUY's Sparkpage <BR> View All Blog Entries from SPARKGUY <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday, October 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I hope you like the new Start page!? <BR> <BR> You may have seen the official announcement last week (if not, click here if you'd like to see it): <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/blog <BR> /blog.asp?post=introducing <BR> _a_brand_new_sparkpeople_e <BR> xperience <BR> <BR> I know this is a big change to an im... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:14:04 EST Knee replacement surgery and recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x55328903 I have had problems with knee pain since my early 30s. I've had physical therapy a number of times. Each round of physical therapy seemed to help for a while until the last round 2 years ago. When I finished that set of PT, my knees didn't feel any better. <BR> <BR> Four years ago, I tore the meniscus in my right knee. The surgeon offered arthroscopic surgery, but said he couldn't guarantee pain-free results. I opted to skip that surgery because it offered little hope for relief. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:28:55 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55328899 <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <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 Grains such as: <BR> <BR> *Brown Rice <BR> *Steel Cut Oats <BR> *Whole Grain breads <BR> <BR> Remember that eating grains that are higher in fibe... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:28:39 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55303691 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, rings, e... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:10:43 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55295169 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:17:05 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55279152 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting challenge: Watch your Sugar intake. <BR> <BR> Some of us drink our coffee with sugar, or have a regular soda during our busy days. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is this: Can you cut your daily sugar or switch your regular sugary foods for lighter versions? Instead of: <BR> <BR> *A regular soda - Try a diet soda <BR> *A spoon of sugar in your coffee - Try a partial packet of artificial sweetener <BR> *Regular chocolate - Try a ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:40:06 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55266880 <BR> Happy Tuesday 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 Tuesday! Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:07:49 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55247957 <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! Sun, 13 Oct 2013 11:38:02 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55221314 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> We all make schedules, and add exercise onto them. However, do you realize that you are missing a big opportunity? What about those DOWN TIME moments? Those moments where you have to quietly wait for something to happen. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ADD IN UNPLANNED EXERCISE whenever possible. Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *While waiting in traffic, do some oblique crunches. <BR> *While waiting for your coffee to brew, copies at the copi... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:26:47 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55208998 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> <BR> DRINK 8 GLASSES OR MORE OF WATER <BR> <BR> Get out your recyclable bottle first thing in the morning, and fill it up. <BR> Take a sip here and there. <BR> Before you know it, you have had your water for the day. <BR> <BR> ps don't forget to take your vitamins! <BR> <BR> Have a STAYING HYDRATING Thursday! Wed, 9 Oct 2013 23:21:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55196518 <BR> 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 FANT... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:38:42 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55181998 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> he challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. <BR> This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off items under Other Exercise <BR> *Mark off your daily goals <BR> *Do a web sear... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 22:41:05 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55161683 <BR> Happy Monday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. <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 Monday! <BR> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:32:20 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55134155 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday 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... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 23:55:40 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55121303 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday 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 . Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2013. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, wha... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 00:08:30 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55107506 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Are you tracking Cholesterol in your Spark tracker? <BR> Today's challenge is to add Cholesterol to your tracker (if you haven't already) and try to keep it below 250. <BR> Why the big deal about Cholesterol? <BR> <BR> (Taken from the American Heart Organization) <BR> <BR> "Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body's cells. It's normal to have cholesterol. It's an important part of a hea... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:42:24 EST Offer your Birthday wishes for October here...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x55094277 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to visit everyone's SparkPages to wish them a Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> Happy OCTOBER Birthdays To: <BR> <BR> <BR> EllenSun - 5th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>LENSUN </link> <BR> <BR> BeatleTot-14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>ATLETOT </link> <BR> <BR> mid month-HOPESINGH's baby due <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:43:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55093890 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to get moving..... <BR> 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!! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:08:04 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55047906 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your <BR> sandwic... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:45:25 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55035660 <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, 25 Sep 2013 22:42:42 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x55022217 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> To do this, you need to: <BR> <BR> *Plan ahead <BR> *Read Labels <BR> *Use your kitchen scale, measuring cups/spoons <BR> *Log every morsel and sip <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a graet Wednesday! Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:11:32 EST Halloween trick or treat game. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x55011221 <BR> <BR> TRICK OR TREAT RULES <BR> <BR> 1. First thing you do is sign up here on this page if you wish to participate in the Halloween fun. Just a simple count me in will do. <BR> <BR> 2. Starting on Friday, October 29th go to the the members spark pages who have signed up here on this thread and go trick or treating there. <BR> <BR> 3. Then that person will send out goodies to each person who has come a knocking for some treats. You may chose whichever way to give out treats. You ca... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:32:03 EST ABC'S Fall Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x55011181 <BR> Thought it might be fun to start a game here where you come up with ANYTHING to do with Fall (not just fruit or vegetable names). Start with A, next person names something with B, etc. Once we get to Z, we just start over again with A. <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:28:45 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54995498 Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to Update YOUR Spark. <BR> When was the last time you: <BR> <BR> *Reviewed the boards you belong to? If you don't read them or are not active on them, maybe it is time to purge them from your page OR become reacquainted with them? <BR> <BR> *Put in your current measurements? <BR> <BR> *Put in your current weight? <BR> <BR> *Have you increased your exercise recently? If so, you need to put your fitness level into the system.... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 17:36:59 EST knees want to know????!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x54993575 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is Sunday your rest day or have you exercised today? <BR> if so what did you do.......... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:26:03 EST Vote for SparkPeople: free Super Bowl Commercial http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x54987283 Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople: (It just takes one click and you can vote once a day.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.smallb... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:53:02 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54966243 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:18:10 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54953054 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR>... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:43:47 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54940526 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:09:52 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54928741 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> Come back and share your points if you like! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! <BR> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:29:07 EST Halloween challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54920150 <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <BR> <BR> Halloween challenge <BR> <BR> reminder to post this week's weigh in....how did everyone do???? <BR> feel free if you want to join in...at any time is fine!!! <BR> <BR> it is easy just need to post your weekly weight and keep us posted as to how you are doing.... <BR> gives you a little accountability too <BR> we are here to help and support one another o... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:27:23 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54915484 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start up this week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:41:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54883385 <BR> <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. 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 & 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 t... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:15:46 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54870754 <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, ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:12:00 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54859827 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:08:00 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54846761 <BR> 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! <BR> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 23:50:02 EST Halloween challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54837215 <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> <em>431</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> Halloween challenge... <BR> <BR> starts today <BR> <BR> it is easy just need to post your weekly weight and keep us posted as to how you are doing.... <BR> gives you a little accountability too <BR> we are here to help and support one another on our respective journey etc.............. <BR> <BR> Please copy and paste this format for your weekly weigh in. ... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 10:03:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54833417 <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> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 00:20:40 EST friday & saturday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54797334 <BR> Happy Friday & Saturday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SPOIL THE WORLD. <BR> There are many things you can do with this one. <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Recycle <BR> *Donate <BR> *Beautify your community <BR> *Show kindness to strangers <BR> *Give to charity or a person in need <BR> *Pick up trash that isn't yours (while walking/hiking, etc.) <BR> <BR> Make the world a better place over the next few days! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday & Saturday! Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:51:14 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54785769 <BR> Have a great Thursday everyone! <BR> <BR> There is a link between energy (i.e. feeling good) and the foods we eat. Eating fruits and vegetables not only provide fiber, natural sugars, and additional water to your system. They also provide plenty of vitamins that fuel your body. They help keep our skin clear, nails strong, & hair shiny, keep bad headaches & migraines to a minimum, and depression at bay. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today? EAT AT LEAST 1 FRUIT OR VEGETABLE WITH EVERY MEAL... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 23:29:02 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54773704 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 00:35:05 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x54759466 <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! Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:07:36 EST no birthdays this month...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x54759421 <BR> <BR> no September Birthdays this year hope i didn't miss anyone???!!! <BR> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 23:02:53 EST