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 friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61554235 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> Post here to let us... Fri, 22 May 2015 00:07:09 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61545568 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about the middle of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:55:09 EST living with arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x61543834 what kind of living tips help you live with arthiritis? <BR> <BR> what makes it easier to live with? as far as diet or exercise or whatever Wed, 20 May 2015 19:28:46 EST new pain, grrrrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x61543738 So, ever since I've had my right knee surgery, my left knee and leg have become weaker and weaker. <BR> <BR> Its gotten worse over time. <BR> <BR> I made an appt with my orthopedic for the first of June. I am now limping, especially after doing these pliies in a Jessica Smith. it hurts outside of my left knee. it especially hurts when I put my left foot on my right knee, like in a piriformis stretch. <BR> <BR> I have no idea whats wrong. I've been resting and the stiffness in my knees i... Wed, 20 May 2015 19:18:36 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61536721 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your sandwich <BR> *Puree vegetables and add to marinara sauce <BR> *Fruit sorbet <BR> *Fresh fruit or vegetable salads <BR> *Mince vegetables and add to meat... Wed, 20 May 2015 01:17:21 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61526854 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> You can make this as easy as a 30 minute brisk walk, or as challenging as a kick-boxing class or swimming in the pool! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 18 May 2015 23:08:29 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61517013 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> It takes a bit of planning, for this challenge 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 <BR> 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 NOW <BR> <BR> The idea here is that when you are bored, frustrated, sad, angry, etc. and ARE... Sun, 17 May 2015 23:01:15 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61492565 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 15 May 2015 01:21:32 EST easy on the knees workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x61490436 what workouts do you love thats easy on the knees? <BR> <BR> cardio and others? <BR> <BR> I loved a lot of fitness blender workouts but its hard to adjust them for my knees <BR> <BR> arghhhhh Thu, 14 May 2015 19:35:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61483663 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take time for ... Thu, 14 May 2015 01:03:30 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61474751 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> You have Three CHALLENGES today! <BR> <BR> #1) Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water <BR> #2) Take all your multi-vitamins and medication that you need for a healthy body <BR> #3) You choose your exercise <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 13 May 2015 00:52:50 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61465491 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the better. Bran, f... Tue, 12 May 2015 00:32:12 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61453507 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, 10 May 2015 17:47:37 EST friday and weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61431559 Happy Friday and Weekend to all! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL A MOM. <BR> This could be: <BR> <BR> *If you are a mom, spoil yourself! <BR> *Your Mother <BR> *Your Grandmother <BR> *Your Aunt <BR> *Your Sister <BR> *Mother-in-law <BR> *Friend <BR> *Neighbor <BR> <BR> Mothers shower us with kisses when we are feeling low. <BR> They cook our favorite meals. <BR> They are always supportive of our endeavors. <BR> They help hold families together and bring a softer side to ever... Fri, 8 May 2015 00:29:49 EST Sparkpeople announcement ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x61431408 Hello <BR> <BR> Today we added the ability to receive SparkPoints for liking friend feed items, team wall posts, and blogs. This is a new SparkPoints task listed under the community section of Daily SparkPoint Challenges. You can receive 1 point per like, up to 5 per day. <BR> <BR> We also added SparkPoints for commenting on someone’s team wall post. These points feed into the existing Post to SparkTeam and Message Boards challenge also under Community in Daily SparkPoint Challenges. <BR> ... Thu, 7 May 2015 23:56:09 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61422719 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Did you know that you are unique and special? Well, YOU ARE!!! <BR> Many of us lose sight of this because we only see the "I have --- many pounds to lose. <BR> " Our goals of getting into a smaller size make us put ourselves down when we don't lose at the scale. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to come up with THREE THINGS that YOU LIKE about YOU! Really think about this one. <BR> You are special. <BR> Those around you know it. <BR> Everyone on S... Thu, 7 May 2015 00:42:15 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61412819 <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 something of your choice or 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 bri... Tue, 5 May 2015 23:24:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61394269 <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 2015. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TODAY. ... Sun, 3 May 2015 23:51:18 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61359315 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises..etc. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to complete ALL OF YOUR DAILY GOALS.... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:51:05 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61349644 <BR> Happy Wednesday 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 Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 23:35:21 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61340870 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to POST SOMETHING INSPIRATIONAL ON THE TEAM WALL AREA. <BR> Send out an encouraging word for your fellow team members. <BR> Feel free to post on all of the teams you belong to. <BR> Your words just might help someone that is struggling with food, exercise, or motivation. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:44:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61330867 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> *Take a class such as kickboxing or martial arts. <BR> <BR> *Do an exercise video that focuses on your core muscles <BR> <BR> * You can choose what core exercises you want to do. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THI... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:05:05 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61306549 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:45:36 EST Home Remedies for Knee Aches and Pains..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x61291442 As we age we notice more bumps and pains than ever before. The most common complaints doctors and physical therapists hear about are knee pains. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email id =15137&memberid=863854 </link> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:37:34 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61287635 Happy Wednesday 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> *Pole walking <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 Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:20:15 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61278175 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's 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... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:21:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61267140 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, 19 Apr 2015 21:52:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61241890 <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, 17 Apr 2015 00:35:43 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61223673 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> Some examples below: <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> Once ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:38:31 EST Post Surgery Comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x61217410 I am home from my first replacement. My second one is scheduled for next month. I had my first in-home therapy yesterday. One of the comments I got was that I was in good shape and good muscle condition after surgery. It helped keeping up with the knee exercises I had been give a s therapy and working with a trainer on upper body strength. Still not totally comfortable, but have some good drugs to control the pain.Just hope it will get better sooner rather that later. I am keeping up with the... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:51:07 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61212342 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to accomplish any or all of the things noted below! <BR> <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Get in some sort of cardio or strength exercise <BR> *Spoil Yourself at least once <BR> *Eat 5 Fruits/Vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have an AMAZING Tuesday! Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:14:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61198172 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 250 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> This is a perfect opportunity to: <BR> <BR> *Take the dog for a walk <BR> *Push the kids in your jog stroller <BR> *Run errands and get some exercise on your bike <BR> *Play with the kids <BR> *Jump on the trampoline <BR> *Pop in an exercise DVD for 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Feel free to come up with your own ideas! <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:19:39 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61176836 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 challenge t... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:36:35 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61166313 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO 3-5 DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON FIRMING UP YOUR ARMS. <BR> Summer is on it way...Let's be ready!! <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 Thursday! Wed, 8 Apr 2015 22:07:23 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61157170 <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 put o... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 22:55:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61147985 <BR> Happy Tuesday 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 Tuesday everyone! Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:42:05 EST Easter quiz....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x61135711 Easter is here, and we're celebrating. But how much do you know about the holiday that has come upon us? Test your knowledge right now with this most eggcellent quiz. <BR> <BR> <link> www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email id =14943&memberid=863854 </link> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:38:02 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61135085 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO 3-5 DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON FIRMING UP YOUR ARMS. <BR> Feel free to use weights, bands, etc. to increase the difficulty of your work-out. <BR> There are great suggestions for exercises targeting arms in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share which exercises you completed. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 5 Apr 2015 19:08:28 EST Easter challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61111085 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1202818859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing you and yours all the blessings of Easter! <BR> blessings and hugs.......Lita Thu, 2 Apr 2015 23:39:32 EST lets offer our APRIL birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x61110778 <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THESE TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BIRTHDAYS IN APRIL!! <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> Holly (Nightskystar)--2nd <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NI<BR>GHTSKYSTAR </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> YVONNE2001- 20th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=YV<BR>ONNE2001 </link> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T MISS ANYONE ??? <BR> <BR> LET'S WISH THEM OUR BIRTHDAY WISHES.......... <BR> <BR> <em>409<... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:55:55 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61101748 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <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 THE MONTH OF April . Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2015. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:37:54 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61091199 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> You have TWO CHALLENGES for today. <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Re-evaluate your goals and calorie needs <BR> <BR> 2) Update your status on your Sparkpage <BR> <BR> Using these tools can be a GREAT MOTIVATION to you and others that read your Sparkpage.. <BR> <BR> Let's get working on healthier eating and exercise. WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:19:40 EST knee braces http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x61088790 I'm quite chubby. i look overweight, but technically I'm obese. But getting down to height and weight measurements, would probably make me sick. my body just isn't meant for that. anyways. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to find some braces to buy for my knees for working out. I need that extra support. any ideas? I'm completely clueless and physical therapist wasn't much help in that arena either. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:24:07 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61084137 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the better. Bra... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:44:42 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61070091 Happy Monday To You! <BR> <BR> I thought we could start off this holiday week with a "to do list". <BR> <BR> Make a note of 5 things that YOU WILL GET DONE BY THE WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> You can jot down the 5 things that you will get done here (or keep them somewhere that you can refer to them). <BR> <BR> Also, let's shoot for 8-10 glasses of water today. <BR> Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:05:25 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61042409 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 it. <BR> ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:24:31 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61033590 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> There are some amazing articles and videos on Spark. Have you seen them? 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? Simply go to your SparkPoints page and click on "A-Z Topics" or "Watch a Health Video". You get daily points for doing this too. <BR> <BR> Read or watch something interesting... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:14:15 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61023931 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, 24 Mar 2015 18:50:38 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61013295 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!! <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:17:51 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x61002346 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, 22 Mar 2015 15:09:33 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60980122 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 level**** <... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:59:24 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60970985 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> <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a GETTING MY HEART PUMPING Thursday! <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:28:35 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60962048 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, 18 Mar 2015 00:11:25 EST Test Your Memory ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60959806 <BR> Test Your Memory Right Now With Our Memory Quiz! <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14673&memberid=972843 </link> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:09:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60951613 <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, 16 Mar 2015 22:00:18 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60942303 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 Mar 2015 23:59:55 EST physical therapy all done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60921607 So .... I'm done with my physical therapy. My PT person thought my right leg/knee is doing great and that I can progress just fine at home, on my own. <BR> <BR> However, my left leg, which has compensated for the right, is much weaker than the right. I'm not quite sure how to balance my legs out. <BR> <BR> Also, I still have pain going up the stairs and she wasn't much help with how to do it without pain. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:21:22 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60915606 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:48:59 EST The Color Confusion Test..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x60915580 The Color Confusion Test <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14610&memberid=972843 </link> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 22:44:49 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60908554 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 08:27:13 EST Can You Solve These Crossword Puzzles? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60897097 <BR> give it a try........... <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content_14224/Chal<BR>lenge_Can_You_Solve_These_Word_Puzzles<BR>.aspx </link> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:40:04 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60897041 <BR> <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 ome... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:32:20 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60887287 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, 9 Mar 2015 23:18:24 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60877440 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW. <BR> Do something fun, and creative. <BR> 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... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 00:02:47 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60850672 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> Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:20:42 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60840688 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. <BR> Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! ... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:20:09 EST lets offer our March birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x60829062 <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 Babies.. <BR> <BR> KWIGLEY -18th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=KW<BR>IGLEY </link> <BR> <BR> GONNABTINY-23rd <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:42:48 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60820440 <BR> Happy Tuersday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:19:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60801856 <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. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2015. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do T... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:21:36 EST What Is A True Fact About You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60801738 <BR> What Is A True Fact About You? <BR> <BR> <link>www.surveee.org/truefact.html </link> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:14:36 EST new sparkpeople feature http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60782614 Hello! <BR> <BR> We added the ability to upload images into regular message board and team message board posts today. It works just like uploading an image to a blog post. When you go to make a post, you’ll see a new button that says “add an image.” Click that button, select an image, upload it and you get a in your post pointing to the image you just uploaded. Once you submit the post, the image shows up in the appropriate place in your post. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:48:54 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60780101 <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, 27 Feb 2015 01:59:55 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60760168 <BR> Happy Wednessday 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 be... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:25:17 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60734992 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - <BR> the less p... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:51:48 EST fun quiz How do you see the world..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60734804 fun quiz.............. <BR> <BR> How do you see the world <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=14352&memberid=865417 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:29:33 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60710666 Happy Friday 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? <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:44:58 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60704694 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN and get 45 minutes in today! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! <BR> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:30:49 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60692064 <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, 18 Feb 2015 01:33:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60681898 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN. <BR> <BR> You are not up against anyone else with this challenge. <BR> <BR> In order to get a bunch of points for the day, you need to eat well, exercise, drink water, and participate in the Spark Community. <BR> <BR> How many points can you get today? <BR> <BR> GO FOR IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:58:24 EST Fun Birthday & Name Facts .............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60679971 <BR> Fun Birthday & Name Facts <BR> click on the link below...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.paulsadowski.com/Birthday.asp </link> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:17:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60671498 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> tailor your cardio workout to your fitness level. If you are: <BR> <BR> *New to Exercise - Try to get in <BR> 30 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> *Have been exercising for a <BR> while (more than a month) - Try to get in 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> *Have been exercising for a long <BR> while - Try to get in 60 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> Remember to: <BR> drink... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:28:28 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60645112 Happy Friday to you ! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT IN MODERATION. <BR> <BR> Get a smaller plate and serve yourself a small portion of your favorite foods being served. <BR> <BR> Put your fork down between bites. Drink water throughout your meal. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the company around you. <BR> <BR> Enjoy the special dishes that you don't usually have throughout the year. <BR> <BR> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> <BR> Instead, have a... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:31:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60634125 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 22:05:15 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60624856 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, 11 Feb 2015 00:07:18 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60617634 <BR> <BR> :Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> We are going to BURNING 400 CALORIES TODAY! <BR> <BR> Let's get moving folks. <BR> <BR> Burn off those extra calories. <BR> <BR> We CAN do this! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:33:20 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60601267 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get your exercise in!. <BR> Great exercises to choose from: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> or choose your own exercise ..... <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 18:57:11 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60575284 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SPOIL THE WORLD. <BR> There are many things you can do with this one. <BR> <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Recycle <BR> *Donate <BR> *Beautify your community <BR> *Show kindness to strangers <BR> *Give to charity or a person in need <BR> *Pick up trash that isn't yours (while walking/hiking, etc.) <BR> <BR> Make the world a better place today! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 00:01:42 EST what are the surprising causes of heart desease?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60575159 February is heart month............. <BR> <BR> <BR> what are the surprising causes of heart desease?? <BR> <BR> <link>www.sharecare.com/video/health-topic<BR>s-a-z/heart-disease/what-are-surprisin<BR>g-causes-of-heart-disease?eid=10107254<BR>30&memberid=61413090&_sid=null&#cmpid=sceml00 </link> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 23:43:05 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60565142 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> This is an open exercise day, which means that you can do cardio, strength training, or a combination. <BR> The duration and intensity are left completely up to you. <BR> <BR> What are you waiting for? GET MOVING!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 4 Feb 2015 23:32:00 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60554150 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. <BR> <BR> Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 22:48:10 EST Sparkpeople resource centre http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60553568 there are a lot of helpful things connected with the Sparks program that can be printed off!! <BR> <BR> this is the link ...... <BR> hope you find this helpful..... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/printab le .asp </link> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 21:47:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60544130 Happy Tuesday 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> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesd... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 00:35:05 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60532087 <BR> 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? <BR> <BR> 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> *M... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 00:15:59 EST lets offer our February birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x60513999 <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</em> ... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:03:00 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60501573 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". <BR> However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. <BR> <BR> Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:01:49 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60490356 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR ARMS! <BR> <BR> Find 3-5 exercises (with appropriate reps for your level) and work out your arms. <BR> <BR> Feel free to incorporate: a kettle bell, resistance bands, hand weights or whatever you choose! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 23:14:24 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60480474 <BR> <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> *Citru... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:44:19 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60469050 <BR> Happy Tuesiday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PUSH YOURSELF A BIT HARDER/LONGER with your cardio or strength training. <BR> <BR> Are you doing cardio today? How about: <BR> <BR> *Going faster? <BR> *Going farther? <BR> *Going longer? <BR> <BR> Are you doing strength training today? How about: <BR> <BR> *Adding a bit more resistance or weight? <BR> *Doing a few more repetitions? <BR> *Going up a level in difficulty? <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesiday! <BR... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:34:13 EST Recovering Again ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60457822 After a couple of months, I injured my right knee. So I had surgery on my right knee on the 15th. My meniscus was torn and my mcl was torn towards the back of my knee. <BR> <BR> my incision marks are more sensitive this time around. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to take it easy but its hard when I have to take care of my kidz. <BR> <BR> Right now both of my knees are in the process of recovery, at different stages of it. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:33:44 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60451483 <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, 25 Jan 2015 13:35:35 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60426144 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:16:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60415256 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about mid month 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 t... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:54:18 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60404182 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today: <BR> <BR> SEND OUT THREE (3) SPARK GOODIES TO THREE RANDOM MEMBERS. <BR> <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, 21 Jan 2015 00:34:42 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60392392 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed the... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:18:29 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60374087 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, 18 Jan 2015 13:58:08 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60348360 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> (Whew! You made it!!) <BR> <BR> You have Three challenges today. <BR> <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Do your daily exercise <BR> 2) Get in TEN (10) glasses of water <BR> 3) Take your vitamins <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:41:17 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60336252 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Thursday! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:59:23 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60324629 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you know anyone that needs ENCOURAGEMENT? <BR> Think about family, friends, or even a stranger that could use some encouragement, advice, or even a reassuring hug . <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to OFFER ENCOURAGEMENT TO SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE. Keep any negative words to yourself. <BR> Offer only kindness, sound advice, and praise. <BR> By lifting up another, you help yourself as well.emoticon <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:50:40 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60313206 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to ONLY EAT HEALTHY FOODS. <BR> Steer clear of processed, junk foods. You know which ones: <BR> <BR> *Regular Chips <BR> *Candy Bars packed full of sugar & 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> *Diet Soda ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:53:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60296692 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> <BR> <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walk... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:33:36 EST weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60271792 Happy Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge this weekend may be a bit difficult....REST & RELAX. <BR> <BR> Many of you are constantly on the go. <BR> This weekend take it easy. <BR> <BR> What can you do with your weekend ? <BR> <BR> How about: <BR> <BR> * sleep in or take a nap <BR> *Stay in your pajamas <BR> *Read a good book or magazine <BR> *Rent or go to the movies <BR> *Play board games with family and/or friends <BR> *Go for a leisurely walk or hike <BR> *Listen ... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:39:56 EST knees were wonderin ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60265591 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW DID YOU GET SPARKNAME? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:55:48 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60254031 Happy Thursday 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> *Straw... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:41:59 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60243312 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! <BR> <BR> BURN OFF THOSE CHRISTMAS CALORIES <BR> <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase t... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 01:40:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60230198 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? <BR> Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 23:33:21 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60223510 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's start up this busy 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> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:13:04 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60185024 Happy New Year to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your JANUARY CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of JANUARY? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY!. <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2015 <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 09:21:39 EST lets offer our January birthday wishes.. ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x60176772 <BR> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to all those celebrating birthdays this month!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <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.spar... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:21:51 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60170253 <em>410</em> <em>411</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Here's to an awesome 2015!! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Lin <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 21:30:09 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60161401 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> I know that we are all swamped with end if the year activities, so today's challenge is simple: <BR> <BR> DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER <BR> <BR> Have a STAYING HYDRATED Wednesday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>107</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours the blessings of the new year and all the <BR> best for the New Year! <BR> will be back Friday! <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 23:25:43 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60151875 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> How was your Christmas holiday? <BR> Did you get to spend it with those you love and care for? <BR> GREAT! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> You can make this as easy as a 30 minute brisk walk, or as challenging as a kick-boxing class or run. <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:21:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60135580 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, 28 Dec 2014 10:53:02 EST new years resolutions a-z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x60132558 anger management Sun, 28 Dec 2014 00:20:39 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60116668 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, 26 Dec 2014 00:30:57 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60104485 Happy Christmas Eve Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Can you feel it in the air? <BR> STRESS! <BR> The end of the year stress. <BR> Holiday stress..relatives we haven't seen in a while stress... <BR> it is enough to drive your hair gray! <BR> <BR> Your challenge for today is to: <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3)- Just enjoy the festivities! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 01:00:26 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60096396 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Winter is here now 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> Foods that are high in Vitamin C are: <BR> <BR> *Citrus <BR> *Strawberries <BR> *Peppers <BR> *Guava <BR> *Kiwi Frui... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:57:23 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60082160 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Monday! <BR> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:44:44 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60062834 <BR> Happy Friday 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 <BR> 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> **REMEMBER ALWAYS WORK A... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:16:07 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60054576 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR>... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:08:08 EST SP new enhancements to streaks etc.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x60050565 <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to make sure you see today's announcement about a few new enhancements to streaks, as well as the ability to now post a picture with your status updates on your SparkPage. More details are here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=new_feature_roundup_enhanced_streak<BR>s_and_photos_with_status_updates </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:26:24 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60046047 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Anyone here been tempting with treats at: work, school, church, or with family/friends? <BR> This time of year is full of sweet delicacies that sabotage our new healthy lifestyle. <BR> How do we combat these little "Whoops!" moments? WITH EXERCISE! ? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN OFF 300 OR MORE CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> Be proactive this week by MOVING & BURNING CALORIES! <BR> <BR> Have a Wednesday! Wed, 17 Dec 2014 01:37:42 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60039342 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:47:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60022319 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday <BR> Sun, 14 Dec 2014 13:44:23 EST friday & or weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x60001806 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> You have TWO CHALLENGES for today. They are: <BR> <BR> 1) Re-evaluate your goals and calorie needs <BR> <BR> 2) Update your status on your Sparkpage if you haven't already! <BR> <BR> Using these tools can be a GREAT MOTIVATION to you and others that read your Sparkpage. <BR> Those holiday parties will be here sooner than we know. <BR> Let's get working on healthier eating and exercise. WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday & or weekend! ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 23:33:02 EST Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x60000362 Which Character Trait Is Strongest With You? <BR> <BR> Are you strong? Are you sensitive? What is the one trait those who know you see in you? What trait is stronger than all the rest? Find out with this nifty and clever test! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email id =13342&memberid=865417 </link> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:42:19 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59996186 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take tim... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:58:40 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59984230 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 01:33:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59973542 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:50:40 EST Christmas or Hannukah A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59973359 Whichever you celebrate, take the next letter of the alphabet and keep the list going. <BR> <BR> A - angels <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:33:57 EST 2 words drop one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59973332 You will see two words - drop one word, substituting another that makes sense. For example, birthday party. Drop birthday and substitute dress = party dress or drop party and substitute card = birthday card, etc. etc. <BR> <BR> I'll start with: <BR> <BR> Tree House <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:31:24 EST knees want to know?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59973209 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you do the holidays the way your mom did (or does) them? <BR> Or do you have your own traditions that your family loves? <BR> What do you do that makes the holiday special? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> <em>460</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>444</em> <em>442</em> <em>500</em> <em>499</em> <em>447</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:18:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59961159 Happy Monday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:25:41 EST Let's offer our December Birthday Wishes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59940128 <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday December Babies. <BR> <BR> HOPESINGH-3rd <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>PESINGH </link> <BR> <BR> ZoyaDarkmoon-15th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ZO YADARKMOON </link> <BR> <BR> HONOURIA-24th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=HO<BR>NOURIA </link> <BR> <BR> MELAYAHM-25th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>LAYAHM <... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:42:02 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59939869 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Can you feel it in the air? STRESS! <BR> The end of the year stress. Holiday stress..relatives we haven't seen in a while stress.. <BR> .it is enough to drive your hair gray! <BR> <BR> Your challenge for Friday is to: <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) REST - Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> This weekend will be full of: last minute shopping, writing Christmas cards, cleaning house & yar... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 00:18:31 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59931239 Happy Thursday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. <BR> This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. <BR> It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:49:29 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59921197 Happy Wednesday to you!! <BR> <BR> Watch your Sugar intake. <BR> <BR> Some of us drink our coffee with sugar, or have a regular soda during our busy days. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is this: <BR> Can you cut your daily sugar or switch your regular sugary foods for lighter versions? Instead of: <BR> <BR> *A regular soda - Try a diet soda <BR> *A spoon of sugar in your coffee - Try a partial packet of artificial sweetener <BR> *Regular chocolate - Try a sugar-free version <BR> <... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 23:24:02 EST Let's spell the 12 Days of Christmas.. ........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59921147 C-CHEERS <BR> H- <BR> R- <BR> I- <BR> S- <BR> T- <BR> M- <BR> A- <BR> S- <BR> <BR> W- <BR> I- <BR> S- <BR> H- <BR> E- <BR> S- <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 23:20:02 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59914503 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get in your choice of exercise: <BR> <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:47:23 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59896104 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to "CONVERT" your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/mea... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:13:59 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59877054 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 400 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> Remember that you don't have to burn these calories through one workout. <BR> Feel free to break up your exercise throughout the day. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:04:40 EST hints or tips for a first-time skier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59875554 Hi everyone! <BR> It's a long time since I posted -- I think we're coming up to 5 years since my arthroscopy! And the good news is that my knee is definitely improved -- partly because the op was a success, and partly that I'm being nice to it, and have given up the running. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has any hints or tips for a first-time skier -- my boyfriend wants us to go for a ski trip in January, and I'm a little nervous about my knee in anticipation... Does anyone have ... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:20:36 EST Thanksgiving Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59871428 <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of Thanksgiving!! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.dobhran.com/greetings/GRthanksgi<BR>ving5.htm </link> <BR> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:35:19 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59863114 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TRY SOMETHING NEW. This could be: <BR> <BR> *A healthy food, recipe, beverage, or restaurant <BR> <BR> *An exercise or piece of equipment incorporated into exercise <BR> <BR> *Tackling something in your life that you have never done before (i.e. a project, facing a fear, etc.) <BR> <BR> *A new way of doing something that you do regularly <BR> <BR> These are just some suggestions. What will you do that is NEW TO YOU today... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:10:57 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59854532 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday everyone! <BR> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:41:44 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59842678 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit mmore of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:54:49 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59809863 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about mid month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR> <BR> Suggest... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:07:45 EST The Best Cardio Exercises for Bad Knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x59801005 The Best Cardio Exercises for Bad Knees <BR> <BR> 6 step-by-step cardio exercises for bad knees, plus 4 more low-impact ideas <BR> :: by <BR> Shannon Beineke & Vanessa Sofia <BR> Cardiovascular exercises are essential to any fitness regimen, but they can be painful for bad knees. Only certain knee workouts are safe and effective for bad knees. Your capabilities will depend on your injury, but the following knee exercises can often be done with ease, even with bad knees. Check with your docto... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:44:31 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59800744 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls,... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 23:52:33 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59790847 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Eating your dialy fruit and vegetables <BR> <BR> 4) No eating in front of the TV <BR> <BR> 5) No candy or potato chips <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know how you did! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:20:44 EST new question Knees wanto to know?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59776982 <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you celebrate what are your plans for thanksgiving? <BR> If you have already celebrated how did your plans turn out for thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:44:21 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59776913 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Our challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE MUSCLES. <BR> Great ways to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Plank <BR> *Kickboxing <BR> *Pilates <BR> *Yoga <BR> *Gym equipment that target your core <BR> *Push-ups <BR> *Crunches <BR> *Burpees <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Check back in later with what you did to accomplish today's challenge. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:34:26 EST friday & or weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59755702 Happy Friday/weekend to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do something that makes YOU truly happy. <BR> It could be a million things. Here are few ideas: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in or take a nap <BR> *Call or see a dear friend <BR> *Play a board game with the family <BR> *Curl up with your favorite beverage and a good book <BR> *Watch a special movie or go to one <BR> *Ask someone special for a back or foot massage <BR> *Go hiking, swimming, bike riding, etc. <BR> *Take a long, h... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:25:42 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59746186 Happy Thursday to you ! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT IN MODERATION. <BR> Get a smaller plate and serve yourself a small portion of your favorite foods being served. <BR> Put your fork down between bites. Drink water throughout your meal. <BR> Enjoy the company around you. <BR> Enjoy the special dishes that you don't usually have throughout the year. <BR> Don't beat yourself up for having something that isn't "diet friendly". <BR> Instead, have a small portion and savor it. <BR>... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:57:56 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59736003 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:30:01 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59726413 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you ever find yourself grabbing for food and thinking: "Why am I eating this? I'm not hungry." <BR> <BR> That could be your body saying I NEED WATER, but your brain is getting the signal confused. <BR> <BR> Do you ever get so busy with your day that you "forget to eat"? <BR> Later, you eat, and eat, AND EAT because you are ravenous. Sound familiar? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> *Get in AT LEAST 8 glasses of water (not soda or juice)... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:24:10 EST Let's spell thanksgi ving.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59719758 T - Turkey <BR> H - <BR> A - <BR> N - <BR> K - <BR> S - <BR> G - <BR> I - <BR> V - <BR> I - <BR> N - <BR> G - <BR> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:59:34 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59710758 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/m... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 13:20:34 EST knees want to know?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59705836 <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you shop online? If so what site and what do you shop for? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 22:51:54 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59688412 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get moving and get in 45 min. of cardio. <BR> Some great ways to burn off calories can be: <BR> <BR> *Turn up the music and dance away those calories (great for house cleaning when no one is watching) <BR> *Put on your headset and go for a walk or jog <BR> *Do some gardening (i.e. mow, pull weeds, rake leaves) <BR> *Play outside with the kids (soccer, throw a frisbee, play hopscotch, etc.) <BR> *Go for a bike ride <BR> ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 00:28:11 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59677769 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 22:38:46 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59667930 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Are you eating enriched, white flour in your foods? <BR> Foods full of enriched, white flour are not as good for you as foods full of whole grains. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT WHOLE GRAINS & SKIP THE WHITE FLOUR. <BR> Try whole grains in: <BR> <BR> *Your cereal <BR> *Your bread, bagel, tortilla <BR> *Your rice, pasta <BR> <BR> Remember to READ LABELS! <BR> Look for a high fiber content in what you are eating. <BR> When I go shopping, I lo... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:58:12 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59657740 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday everyone <BR> Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:39:55 EST I think it's gonna be a long, long ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59653754 week!! ;-) <BR> <BR> Did pet food shopping at Wal-mart today. Have a folding shopping cart I use to lug it all home. I live at the top of a hill, which means coming home is an uphill battle with a cart that weighs .... 105#!!! Yes, I know cuz I weighed them on my scale when I got home! Both knees held up fairly well, but I'm beat. :-) <BR> <BR> More tmw .... food for ME! ;-) <BR> <BR> Wed .... Doctor's appt and then few things at Dollar Tree. <BR> <BR> Thursday ..... Therapy. <B... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 16:36:04 EST Let's offer our wishes for November birthdays..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59651875 <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY.... <BR> <BR> LET'S ALL WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY.......... <BR> <BR> Michelle aka MMMMMM4 - 7th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=MM<BR>MMMM4 </link> <BR> <BR> ALOHACYL -12 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=AL<BR>OHACYL </link> <BR> <BR> Jenniferkcm -14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=JE<BR>N... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 12:25:25 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59640616 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to : <BR> It is time for determining your November CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of November? <BR> <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TODAY. <BR> <BR> Lastly, make a note of how many minutes you want to <BR> accomplish in Nove... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 12:29:42 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59616094 Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to MEASURE EVERYTHING YOU EAT/DRINK & STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> <BR> You CAN do this! <BR> <BR> Have a fun Haloween Friday! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:45:07 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59606938 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR LOWER BODY. <BR> Can you do 3-5 lower body exercises? <BR> <BR> Spark exercises (there are many more under Fitness): <BR> <BR> *Genie Sit <BR> *Squats <BR> *Calf Raises <BR> *Lunges <BR> *Lying Abduction <BR> *Seated leg extensions (w/band too) <BR> <BR> Use your imagination. The weekend is almost here. <BR> Let's get moving! <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level****... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:52:57 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59596885 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to not eat processed white flour or sugar. <BR> Most pre-packaged foods are laden with these "nutritional villains". <BR> Where do they hide? In foods like: <BR> <BR> *Cereals <BR> *Energy drinks <BR> *Pastries <BR> *Pre-sweetened beverages <BR> *Convenience meals <BR> <BR> Remember to READ YOUR LABELS! <BR> Try substituting your white bread for whole grain. <BR> Try oatmeal instead of sweetened cereal. <BR> <BR> YOU CA... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:06:28 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59586831 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to see how many Sparkpoints you can get. <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints page to see ways to earn points. Some areas are: <BR> <BR> *Drinking your water <BR> *Exercising <BR> *Reading articles <BR> *Making a recipe <BR> *Completing Lifestyle scale <BR> *Eating right <BR> *Web search <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday!! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:14:19 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59571497 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN OFF 300 OR MORE CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> Be proactive this week by MOVING & BURNING CALORIES! <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 26 Oct 2014 14:21:57 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59548929 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:22:55 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59538150 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you have a list of OTHER GOALS for you to do each day? <BR> Did you know that you have this "virtual check list" on Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Go to your Sparkpoints review page. <BR> You will find all the areas where you can rack-up daily Sparkpoints. <BR> One of these areas is TRACK OTHER GOALS. <BR> Your challenge today is to get those goals done. <BR> <BR> This is your personal list, so you can have items pertaining to you, your home, your work, et... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:49:16 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59528689 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> tailor your cardio workout to your fitness level. If you are: <BR> <BR> *New to Exercise - Try to get in <BR> 30 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> *Have been exercising for a <BR> while (more than a month) - Try to get in 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> *Have been exercising for a long <BR> while - Try to get in 60 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! Remember to <BR> drink yo... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:15:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59518868 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Do you find that you have the following symptoms at times: tiredness, lethargy, looking pale, feeling faint and breathless? If so, your body might be running low on iron. <BR> <BR> Your CHALLENGE FOR TODAY is to get in your iron (see your Spark nutrition table for your personal needs). Many of us take a multi-vitamin for vitamins/minerals that we might not be getting through food. That is great, but for iron you can also try: <BR> <BR> * Roast beef ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:14:45 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59501607 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to choose your exercise..... <BR> Great exercises to do are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 19 Oct 2014 12:36:29 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59470071 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there. <BR>... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:53:18 EST New SparkPoint Trophy Levels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59469902 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you know that we added some new trophy levels today beyond 100,000 points. Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoi nt s_icons.asp </link> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:38:10 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59459641 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, rings... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:57:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59447730 Happy Tuesday To You! <BR> <BR> I thought we could start off the week with a "to do list". <BR> <BR> Make a note of 5 things that YOU WILL GET DONE BY FRIDAY! <BR> <BR> You can jot down the 5 things that you will get done here (or keep them somewhere that you can refer to them). <BR> <BR> Also, let's shoot for 8-10 glasses of water today. Starting the week of hydrated is a great beginning to a sure to be busy few days. <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:21:18 EST Lets spell Halloween in monsters, movies and books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3053x8065x59447371 Lets spell Halloween in monsters, movies and books. For ex. <BR> H - Halloween, 1,2,3 <BR> Next person would have A <BR> Copy the H and then put your A <BR> Ex. <BR> H - Halloween, 1,2,3 <BR> A- alien <BR> next person copies and puts L etc until we spell Halloween <BR> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:41:43 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59437411 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a geat Monday <BR> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 18:40:47 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59413519 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:26:20 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59402374 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TAKE 30 MINUTES OF PEACE & QUIET. <BR> <BR> Set aside just 30 minutes to: <BR> <BR> *Relax <BR> *Take a snooze <BR> *Enjoy nature <BR> *Meditate or pray <BR> *Read something inspiration or comforting <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, DO IT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:17:16 EST Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59400430 Bloody He**! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Just when I was thinking I was a bit proud of myself for snapping up a barely used tracker from ebay, I see SP has the bloody thing on sale for 29.95!! I got it for 46 on ebay. :-( <BR> <BR> phooey. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I should have it Friday. Looking forward to giving this a try. Like idea of not having to pay/month to use it. Gave up on my old Body Media because of that. My tight budget doesn't allow me to pay $35+/month for Ancestry.com (wh... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:57:01 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59393447 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 7 SERVINGS OF FRUITS and/or VEGETABLES. <BR> <BR> Great ways to get in servings can be: <BR> <BR> *Make fresh fruit/vegetable juice in your juicer <BR> *Have a fruit smoothie <BR> *Have a bowl of fresh fruit salad <BR> *Have a big vegetable salad <BR> *Put vegetables on your sandwich <BR> *Chop up vegetables and dip them in hummus or salsa <BR> *Have a bowl of vegetable soup (watch that sodium!) <BR> *Grill ve... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:52:49 EST Spark Guy new min book on line here is the link. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59392153 If you have not read the Spark Guy new min book on line here is the link. Just click on so you can read. If we can not do 10 min per day then something is wrong with us. I know that we at least walk 10 min per day. This is a easy one we can all do. Lets see how many days we each can do it. <BR> <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/10/10_Minutes_Progra m. pdf </link> <BR> <BR> you can post your efforts below on the team............. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:03:54 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59382610 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GET AS MANY POINTS AS YOU CAN. <BR> <BR> You are not up against anyone else with this challenge. In order to get a bunch of points for the day, you need to eat well, exercise, drink water, and participate in the Spark Community. <BR> <BR> How many points can you get today? GO FOR IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:41:56 EST recovering from surgery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59377774 I had surgery on Thursday! they "cleaned out" my left knee. I am slowly recovering. Still icing. Still need to nap daily but am limping along okay. Still gets super wiped out easily. <BR> <BR> Doctor says it'll take 6 weeks until I'm back to normal. And then I'll have to work on regaining my flexibility strenght, rebalancing, etc. <BR> <BR> My legs have been uneven from limping for like a year now. <BR> <BR> any advice? Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:10:08 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59366749 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/m... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 15:40:48 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59341268 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2014 00:31:17 EST What a Day!! Oct 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59330369 Whew, whole lotta walking today. more than yesterday, and more still Thursday and Friday! <BR> <BR> I walked 3549 steps = 1.12 miles on Tuesday <BR> I walked 5987 steps = 1.88 miles on Wednesday <BR> <BR> Totals so far 9536 steps = 3.00 miles!! <BR> <BR> Knees are really feeling it! Right knee has been giving me more pain than my left which I had meniscus surgery on. I called my knee doc for appt. I don't know if it's because I'm walking more or just arthritis. :-( <BR> <BR> Lin ... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 23:58:02 EST let's offer our October birthday wishes...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59329763 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to visit everyone's SparkPages to wish them a Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> Happy OCTOBER Birthdays To: <BR> <BR> <BR> EllenSun - 5th <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=EL<BR>LENSUN </link> <BR> <BR> BeatleTot-14 <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>ATLETOT </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> CHOCTAW_4-29TH .....has no page <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOPE I DIDN'T FORGET ANYONE... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 22:53:53 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59317788 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. <BR> Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:52:54 EST 15-Minute Lower-Body Workout for Bad Knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x59317748 <BR> A 15-Minute Lower-Body Workout for Bad Knees <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=a_15minute_lowerbody_workout_for_ba<BR>d_knees </link> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:48:37 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59307615 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises ...etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> Don't have daily goals posted for yourself? ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:38:59 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59296139 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> You can choose cardio, strength training, or a combination of both. <BR> <BR> The activity, duration, and intensity are all up to you. <BR> <BR> When you are done with your workout, come back online and boast about what you did. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:43:58 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59267388 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:44:39 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59256344 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL YOURSELF. <BR> <BR> Do something kind and pampering JUST FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Go ahead, you deserve it! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:33:07 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59245621 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Wednesday! Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:29:14 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59234371 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT ONE COMPLETELY VEGETARIAN MEAL. <BR> You choose the meal and what you eat. <BR> <BR> The one misconception that many of us have is that vegetarians don't consume protein. This just isn't true (or healthy). Great ways to get protein into your vegetarian meal are: <BR> <BR> *Beans (kidney, black, garbanzo, lentils, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Soy products (soy milk, edamame, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Nuts & seeds (Almonds, Cashews, Filberts,... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:36:32 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59217449 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/m... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:04:07 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59192099 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:43:47 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59181867 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is MEASURE time! On or about 15th of each month, we take our measurements. <BR> Keep track of your measurements as soon as you can to see how your are progressing. There are times when the scale is a "frustrating beast", but the tape measure can show you that you are indeed shrinking. <BR> <BR> If you don't have a tape measure, just go online and type in your search engine "printable tape measure". You should be able to find many out there.... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:06:03 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59170471 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SPOIL THE WORLD. <BR> There are many things you can do with this one. <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Recycle <BR> *Donate <BR> *Beautify your community <BR> *Show kindness to strangers <BR> *Give to charity or a person in need <BR> *Pick up trash that isn't yours (while walking/hiking, etc.) <BR> <BR> Make the world a better place today! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:42:59 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59159773 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge yesterday was to work your core muscles. <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:03:26 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59142618 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT,you choose. <BR> Great exercises to do are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:44:46 EST friday & weekend challeng ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59117595 <BR> Happy Friday & Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> What is a great way to relieve any stresses? Laughter! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today and the weekend is to do something fun that makes you laugh. <BR> Here are a few suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Watch a silly movie <BR> *Play charades or a board game with family/friends <BR> *Listen to a comedian (online, on television, on the radio) <BR> *Go to a park and play on the equipment <BR> *Play a playground game as if you were a kid (i.e. hopsc... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:51:36 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59108115 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to FEEL THE BURN! Whether you are doing cardio or strength training, you can push yourself just a bit more today. <BR> <BR> If you are doing strength training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do more reps <BR> *Add weight or add a bit more weight <BR> <BR> If you are doing cardio training, try one of the following: <BR> <BR> *Go for a longer time <BR> *Increase the intensity <BR> <BR> Hope all have a FANTASTIC T... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:42:06 EST take the knee quiz........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=27726x8065x59107974 <link>www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-p ai n/rm-quiz-know-your-knees </link> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:15:19 EST Good deed for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x59105456 I happened to be on the bus on my way home today when a gal sitting near me asked if I had a phone. I apologized to her and said that my phone had limited minutes. Another gal got on sitting next to me. Again this gal asked if she could use this young gal's phone. She made a phone call and I caught bits n pieces of it. The gist was she was kicked out of where she was staying last night and had no where to go. I overheard her say she would call whomever she was talking to again in 15 minu... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:20:17 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59097336 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:13 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59087298 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: <BR> Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. <BR> According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less process... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 00:32:37 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59072615 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO 1-2 DIFFERENT EXERCISES <BR> Feel free to use weights, bands, etc. to increase the difficulty of your work-out. <BR> There are great suggestions for exercises in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share which exercises you completed. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:54:50 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59047244 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to TAKE 30 MINUTES OF PEACE & QUIET. <BR> Set aside just 30 minutes to: <BR> <BR> *Relax <BR> *Take a snooze <BR> *Enjoy nature <BR> *Meditate or pray <BR> *Read something inspiration or comforting <BR> <BR> Whatever you do, DO IT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! <BR> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:11:20 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59036650 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 4 Sep 2014 00:58:46 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59026170 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, rings... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 00:18:35 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x59020019 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your SEPTEMBER CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of SEPTEMBER? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER . <BR> Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorro... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:48:13 EST let's offer our September birthday wishes...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x59015704 <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDY DEAR Nuliaja and TEXASC925.... <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> I hope you have a lovely birthday!! <BR> <BR> Nuliaja - 1st <BR> <link> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=N<BR>ULIAJA </link> <BR> <BR> TEXASC925-25th <BR> no available sparkpage..... <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:05:24 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58999684 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.co... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:52:13 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58978616 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:46:35 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58968724 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to either have a fruit and/or vegetable WITH EVERY MEAL and SNACK! Fruits & vegetables are FULL of healthy vitamins and minerals Ways to get in fruits & vegetables are: <BR> <BR> *Make a smoothie <BR> *Put fruit on your cereal, bagel, english muffin <BR> *Put vegetables in your omelet <BR> *Put vegetables on your sandwich <BR> *Have vegetable soup <BR> *Have a salad <BR> *Grill vegetables on the bar-b-que <BR> *Toss vegetable... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:50:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58959890 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to JUST SAY NO! <BR> <BR> Say NO to: <BR> <BR> *Second helpings <BR> <BR> *Fats & sugars that you don't need (i.e. in your coffee, butter instead of jam, frying instead of broiling/grilling, etc.) <BR> <BR> *Eating fast food instead of making something healthy <BR> <BR> *Buying from the vending machine <BR> <BR> *Staying sedentary - GET MOVING! <BR> <BR> *Taking on more than you can chew (I don't mean food either) <BR... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:35:02 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58933449 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> How was everyone's weekend? <BR> Did you get a bunch accomplished? <BR> Did you spend time with loved ones? <BR> Did you rest and relax? <BR> GREAT FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK YOUR CORE! <BR> You can do any (or all) of the following: <BR> <BR> *Do at least THREE exercises (and appropriate reps) that work your CORE area. <BR> Spark Fitness has great suggestions for core exercises. <BR> <BR> *Take a class such as kickboxi... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:56:30 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58912122 Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post here to ... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:54:21 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58900713 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> <BR> *****click on the link below to match your exercise into steps...****** <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://wal... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:48:29 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58892603 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to STAY WITHIN YOUR CALORIE RANGE. <BR> To do this, you need to: <BR> <BR> *Plan ahead <BR> *Read Labels <BR> *Use your kitchen scale, measuring cups/spoons <BR> *Log every morsel and sip <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:45:43 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58882605 <BR> Have a happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Get in 10-12 glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2) Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> 3) Just kick back and enjoy your day. <BR> <BR> 4) You choose your exercise for your level of fitness <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:07:07 EST Returning to Spark (long) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58879025 I'm getting myself familiarized with all the new changes here. I've downloaded the app to my tablet and cellphone. The one new change that I really like is the "goals". I've selected the stock pics, added a few of my own and various goals and comments to myself. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I have a body media arm band, but have stopped using it sometime ago. Now , I hear a new company is taking it over. Been mulling over starting it again .... until I read a bit more info on the Spark T... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:00:41 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58869076 <BR> <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to DO 3-5 DIFFERENT EXERCISES THAT FOCUS ON FIRMING UP YOUR ARMS. <BR> Feel free to use weights, bands, etc. to increase the difficulty of your work-out. <BR> There are great suggestions for exercises targeting arms in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Feel free to share which exercises you completed. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday! <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:22:51 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58844105 <BR> Happy Friday to you!! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to do something to make you feel satisfied: <BR> satisfied with your self that you have spent your time well.. <BR> <BR> Some examples are: <BR> <BR> 1-Drink your daily quota of water <BR> 2-Do your daily intake of fruits and veggies. <BR> 3-Meet you cardio or strength training goal. <BR> 4-Stay within your calorie and/or protein range. <BR> <BR> You can use one of these or you can make up your own. <BR> <BR> <BR> Post he... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:49:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58835008 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> The challenge is to try to get as many points as can. <BR> This IS NOT a race against others. <BR> This is a way to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> How do you get points? You can: <BR> *Spin the wheel <BR> *Log in all your food <BR> *Exercise, exercise, exercise <BR> *Drink all of your water <BR> *Read articles <BR> *Make a Spark recipe <BR> *Post messages <BR> *Mark off your daily goals <BR> *Do a web search <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Th... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 00:49:17 EST Hi I'm new to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58825986 Just wanted to stop by and say hi! My name is sandie and I'm in Springfield Missouri. I'm 49 years young and have recently had both knees replaced. I used to enjoy Leslie Sansone's walk aerobics for exercise but since having my knees replaced I just can't comfortably do it anymore. No pain but I'm off balance and my knees just don't quite work the same. I've been doing Oxycise for my workouts everyday and seeing great results with zero impact. I look forward to getting to know you all! Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:40:25 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58825144 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Here is an interesting challenge: Watch your Sugar intake. <BR> <BR> Some of us drink our coffee with sugar, or have a regular soda during our busy days. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is this: Can you cut your daily sugar or switch your regular sugary foods for lighter versions? Instead of: <BR> <BR> *A regular soda - Try a diet soda <BR> *A spoon of sugar in your coffee - Try a partial packet of artificial sweetener <BR> *Regular chocolate ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:42:29 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58815084 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to WORK YOUR HEART. <BR> <BR> It is a cardio day. Work your heart, large muscles, and BURN CALORIES! <BR> <BR> The activity and intensity level are up to you. <BR> <BR> The goal is to GET MOVING FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:52:06 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58804110 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:51:25 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58776714 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". <BR> However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. <BR> Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:15:25 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58765452 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday everyone! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:51:24 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58756754 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:30:59 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58746687 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to exercise for at least 45 minutes. <BR> Some great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 01:27:57 EST august birthdays.. ........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58746265 Lets make this an awesome month of August.... <BR> the best yet!! <BR> <BR> hope i didn't miss anyone.......... <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:12:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58734614 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. <BR> Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. <BR> We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? <BR> Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:19:48 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58706178 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your AUGUST CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of August? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can d... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:40:01 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58696268 <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:53:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58685754 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PASS IT ON! <BR> Throw out random acts of kindness. <BR> With all of the craziness on the news and in our lives, it feels pretty good to spread the smiles around you. <BR> <BR> Once you read this, put on a happy face and don't stop until you go to bed. <BR> Be kind. Be helpful. Be loving. Be generous. Be proactive. <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:03:35 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58675823 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE FOR 30 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. <BR> Your activity, intensity, and duration are up to you. This could be as easy as a brisk walk, or as tough as a spinning class. It is up to you. <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:29:02 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58664505 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? <BR> Was it hectic? <BR> Was it relaxing? <BR> Are you ready for a wonderful week? <BR> GREAT! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT 3 + 2! Eat 3 HEALTHY meals and 2 HEALTHY snacks. Plan ahead by making your lunch in advance. Throw an apple, yogurt, or some nuts in for an afternoon snack. If you are only able to use a vending machine, look for items such as: granola bars, pretzels, or animal crackers. These are usually the ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:02:47 EST knees want to know..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58658451 <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's one activity you tried to 'get into' but gave up on? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>303</em> <em>303</em> <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:26:09 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58635849 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:15:45 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58617596 <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> <BR> ...etc. Your challenge today is to complete ALL OF ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:51:09 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58606795 <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is simple: Eat lots of food with fiber. <BR> <BR> More and more research is showing that a high-fiber diet may help prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer and weight gain. According to new research from the University of Texas in Austin, women who maintain a healthy weight fill up (without filling out) on fiber. <BR> <BR> How can you get more fiber in your day? <BR> <BR> * Eat a variety of foods - the less processed th... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:54:27 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58594672 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:04:13 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58567536 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's finish up this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday! <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:47:36 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58557038 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to PAMPER YOU! <BR> Take time out of your day to spoil yourself. <BR> Simple ways you can do this are: <BR> <BR> *Sleep in <BR> *Take a nap <BR> *Take a relaxing bubble bath <BR> *Buy something for yourself <BR> *Rent a special movie or go see one <BR> *Buy a healthy food you rarely buy <BR> *Ask family or friends to make YOU dinner for once <BR> <BR> Whatever you decide to do today, make sure to take time for YOU. ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:41:10 EST announcements ............ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58556616 "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the total SparkPoints for the day over to the right side of the page under Step 1. It will still be very visible and still serve as a good reminder to spin. <BR> <BR> To access your team bonus points, you will have to sc... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:44:35 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58546606 Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. <BR> Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:23:14 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58536274 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get creative with UNPLANNED EXERCISE. <BR> What does that mean? <BR> Well, make the most of your "off moments" throughout the day. <BR> Things like: <BR> <BR> *While you are waiting for your coffee/tea to brew, or your toast to get done - Do some squats or leg lifts <BR> <BR> *While waiting for a fax or copies at the copier - Do some calf raises or glute squeezes <BR> <BR> *While at your monitor typing or waiting in traffic... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:22:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58519779 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the weekend. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/o... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:02:22 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58496059 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 250 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> This is a perfect opportunity to: <BR> <BR> *Take the dog for a walk <BR> *Push the kids in your jog stroller <BR> *Run errands and get some exercise on your bike <BR> *Play with the kids in the pool <BR> *Jump on the trampoline <BR> *Pop in an exercise DVD for 30 minutes <BR> * or whatever you choose to do <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:47:00 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58485136 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> I've been looking into replacing one meal a day with a homemade smoothie. I was doing research a bunch of green superfood brands, and am learning a bunch about what our bodies really need for energy and to keep healthy. That got me to thinking: <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to share what HEALTHY FOODS keep you on track. <BR> <BR> *What foods do you look for when trying to stay on track? <BR> *What are your healthy snacks ? <BR> *How do you change yo... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:47:28 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58474463 <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY GOALS. <BR> <BR> You can change your personal daily goals under: <BR> *Nutrition <BR> *Change Nutrition Goals <BR> *Add Another Kind of Goal to track <BR> <BR> Some ideas for daily goals: <BR> <BR> *Brush teeth 2x <BR> *Make Bed <BR> *Meditate/pray <BR> *Take multi-vitamin <BR> *Drink 10 glasses of water <BR> *Do Upper body exercises <BR> ...etc. <BR> <BR> Your challenge today i... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 01:10:45 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58463078 <BR> Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get outside for exercise. <BR> The exercise is up to you. <BR> Here are some suggestions: <BR> <BR> *Gardening <BR> *Jogging <BR> *Walking <BR> *Roller Skating <BR> *Bicycling <BR> *Hiking <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day and get some fresh air! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:23:15 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58448674 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start this busy week with a great workout. <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 30-45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday! <BR> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:18:16 EST friday & weekend challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58423716 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday/Weekend to you! <BR> <BR> This challenge is an easy one. <BR> <BR> *Enjoy this great day with those you love and care about <BR> <BR> *Drink 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> <BR> *Do 30 minutes of cardio/strength training <BR> <BR> Have a Super Friday/Weekend! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:11:56 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58413214 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> It is time for determining your JULY CARDIO MINUTES. <BR> How many minutes of cardio are you doing daily? <BR> How many is that in a week? How much is that for a month? <BR> Can you increase that for the month of JULY? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to <BR> DETERMINE HOW MANY CARDIO MINUTES YOU CAN DO IN THE MONTH OF JULY. Make a pledge to yourself. <BR> You DESERVE to be healthy IN 2014. <BR> Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can do TOD... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:37:25 EST let's offer our July birthday wishes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x8065x58402212 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDY DEAR CINNIEMAY <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY YOUR DAY BE AS SPECIAL AS YOU ALL ARE!! <BR> <BR> July birthdays: <BR> <BR> lita-1st <BR> tlcfme-3rd <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=TL<BR>CFME </link> <BR> <BR> MERCYCOVE-22 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ME<BR>RCYCOVE </link> <BR> <BR> BERRIMOUSE-Thelma 31st <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=BE<BR>... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:47:21 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58402098 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to get focused and STICK TO PROGRAM. Can you: <BR> <BR> *Stay within your calorie limit <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multi-vitamin <BR> *Move your body to burn off calories <BR> *Log all foods & beverages consumed <BR> <BR> Who is with me? WE CAN DO THIS! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday everyone! <BR> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:32:25 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58391260 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> What is YOUR PERSONAL CHALLENGE? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in your fruits/vegetables? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in all your water? <BR> Do you have a hard time getting in strength training? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to tackle the area that you have a hard time with (mine is sodium & strength training). It could be: <BR> <BR> *Answering your Sparkmail and/or Goodies <BR> *Logging in all your food <BR> *Food related (i.e. ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 01:13:48 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58379382 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:31:54 EST Feeling so low...in pain..feeling worthless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x8065x58355064 Hello, <BR> <BR> I need to talk to someone. I injured my right knee in January 2013 after trying running. My health has slowly declined to where I can't even walk a lot even just to go shopping...so my quality of life has greatly decreased. Two months ago I was getting into the van which has a high step and my left leg slipped and my full body weight just came down on that left leg and now I am having trouble with both knees. <BR> <BR> I went to see an orthopedic doctor about a month ago... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:02:19 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58349765 <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to CONSUME 5-7 FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. For some, this may sound like a lot of "healthy rabbit food". However, getting in your fruits and vegetables doesn't have to be difficult. Try any of the following to get in extra fruits and vegetables: <BR> <BR> *Fruit Smoothies <BR> *Vegetable juices (watch the sodium) <BR> *Vegetable soup <BR> *Grilled vegetables <BR> *Saute vegetables into an omelet or put onto your ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:13:54 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58339831 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to WORK OUT YOUR LEGS. <BR> Great exercises to do this are: <BR> <BR> *Brisk walking <BR> *Swimming <BR> *Exercise video or gym class (i.e. Spinning, etc.) <BR> *Biking <BR> <BR> How will YOU work out your legs today? <BR> <BR> ****always remember to work at your own pace and fitness level**** <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:22:33 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58329307 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Remember when Mom told you to drink your milk? <BR> Mom was a smart woman and knew what was good for you. <BR> Foods that are rich in calcium help prevent osteoporosis and keep your bones strong. <BR> <BR> Can you get in your daily calcium WITHOUT the use of your multi-vitamin today? <BR> <BR> What foods are high in calcium? How about: <BR> <BR> *Dairy products (i.e. yogurt, milk, cheese, ice cream, etc.) <BR> *Dark green leafy vegetables <B... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 01:18:55 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58318277 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Can you fit in 45 minutes of cardio today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:27:54 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58300282 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> TRY TO GET IN EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Whether it is cardio or strength training, set time aside today FOR YOU. <BR> Feeling stressed out? <BR> Exercise is a great stress reliever. <BR> Get in some cardio and burn off some of those calories. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Monday everyone! <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:40:49 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58275378 <BR> <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BREAK OUT THE EQUIPMENT. <BR> Whether you are doing cardio or strength today, you need to make your workout more demanding by using one or more of the following: <BR> <BR> *Stability Ball <BR> *Resistance bands <BR> *Weights <BR> *Medicine Ball <BR> *Weighted gloves <BR> *Trampoline <BR> *Pull Up bar <BR> *Push Up handles <BR> *Exercise Wheel <BR> *Jump Rope <BR> * Pilates or yoga bricks, resistance balls, ri... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:05:59 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58264141 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> Get some sort of cardio or strenght exercises <BR> Spoil yourself at least once today <BR> Eat 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS RIGHT! <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:27:34 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58264121 Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is: <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> Get some sort of cardio or strenght exercises <BR> Spoil yourself at least once today <BR> Eat 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS right?! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:23:13 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58254028 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to leave THREE different Spark members messages on their Spark page. Send a note regarding their weight loss, something they said that really inspired you (or that you can relate to), a "WELCOME TO SPARK", etc. We are looking to encourage others. Who knows? Maybe YOU will get a few on your page today! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Wednesday! <BR> <BR> P.S. Should you get the urge to leave more than THREE, feel FREE! <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:15:33 EST tuesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58242835 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to: <BR> <BR> (1)Have a healthy breakfast <BR> <BR> (2)Have at least one healthy snack to keep your body "fueled" <BR> <BR> (3) Measure & notate ALL food consumed <BR> <BR> (4) Do something physical that burns AT LEAST 200 calories <BR> <BR> Can you do ALL FOUR items on today's challenge? <BR> <BR> YOU KNOW YOU CAN! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Tuesday! <BR> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:48:33 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58231160 Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Strap on your pedometer - <BR> We are going WALKING! <BR> Your challenge today is to put on your pedometer (if you own one) and try to get in 10,000 steps. <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that is roughly a 5 mile walk. <BR> This is a great way to burn off the extra calories we consumed over the week. <BR> click on the link below to match your exercise into steps... <BR> Activity - Steps per minute <BR> <BR> <link> http://walking.about.com/od/measure... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:54:41 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58201038 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> How does it make you feel when you get a compliment out of the blue? <BR> Makes your day a bit brighter, doesn't it? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to GIVE FIVE UNEXPECTED COMPLIMENTS. This can be to a family member, co-worker, Spark Member, or complete stranger. <BR> Make the day of five people with your kind words. <BR> <BR> Just think about this.... <BR> <BR> "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." -... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:39:50 EST thursday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58188091 <BR> Happy Thursday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to BURN 350 CALORIES THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE. <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> Come back and share what you did! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:38:52 EST wednesday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58178517 <BR> Happy Wednesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to SPOIL YOURSELF. <BR> Do something kind and pampering JUST FOR YOU! Go ahead, you deserve it! <BR> <BR> Come back and share what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:17:39 EST monday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58150188 <BR> Happy Monday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do 3-5 strength training exercises. <BR> <BR> You can find exercises to match your current fitness level in the Spark Fitness area. <BR> <BR> Need a bit more of a challenge? <BR> <BR> You can incorporate weights, bands and/or balls into your arm workout. <BR> <BR> Remember to have fun, drink plenty of water and rest between reps. <BR> <BR> Have a MUSCULAR Monday <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:55:28 EST friday challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=217x8065x58124448 <BR> Happy Friday to you! <BR> <BR> Let's get together and kick up our June cardio minutes! <BR> Your challenge today is to get in 45 MINUTES OF CARDIO. <BR> You don't have to do 45 minutes of continuous cardio. <BR> Feel free to break up the minutes. <BR> <BR> So...put on your exercise shoes, grab your gym bag, pump up your bike tires.... <BR> <BR> WE ARE MOVING NOW! <BR> <BR> Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:57:24 EST