SparkPeople Just Do It! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9091 Here we strive to just do the things we say we will do. We hope you will enjoy and gain a lot of knowledge, support, and "Just do It" thinking here. Join us! SparkPeople Just Do It! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9091 Q's and A's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x58122136 Hey team! I'd like to start a new message board where you can feel free to ask questions that our entire community can see and give advice on. If you're struggling with something or simply curious go ahead and ask in this safe environment with people in the same situation. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 18:48:03 EST ~~ New Challenge Ideas ~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x58025645 Good Morning All && Happy Hump Day!! <BR> <BR> New Challenge Ideas are a good way to start out my day - thinking of small goals to work towards...... <BR> <BR> 1. 7-Day Vegetarian Challenge <BR> 2. 14-Day Wheat Free Challenge <BR> <BR> ^^^ I'm thinking of doing these challenges Wed, 28 May 2014 10:01:58 EST What type of group challenge would you like to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x57679494 Hey team! Does anyone have any cool ideas for new challenges for the Just Do It team? Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:10:06 EST Dance it away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x57637012 I was dancing around my house and decided to track it and I burned a pretty large amount of calories and it barely felt like i put in effort because I was having so much fun while listening to some up beat music. This is one of the easiest way to burn some calories and lose some weight! <em>306</em> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:06:25 EST I need motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x57608233 I am so trying to lose this weight for health reasons mostly. I have Fibromyalgia and am in my fifties, so it's hard to keep motivated and going. Also, some of the meds I take make it harder to lose this weight. I know I have to learn a new way of tackling my weight problem, because I cannot do activities and exercises like I use to. I liked your 10 min workout a day challenge, it's starting out in a small chunk, and I will be motivated because I won't be doing this alone. I have the tracker ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:15:16 EST Out of control.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x57539169 Hello and I am from Missouri. <BR> I joined sparkpeople and your Team: JUST DO IT. Because it is fitting and I think the support I need will be here. I have been spinning out of control for a while and as all know you need a good support group. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:05:43 EST Here for a kick in the butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x57359556 Hey all, my name's Erin, I'm 28 and live in the SF Bay Area. I honestly don't have much weight to lose but that's not why I'm here. I'm an aspiring circus performer and for two years now my goal has been to audition for Cirque du Soleil. The problem is that while I will work, I don't work hard enough, don't do the things I don't like, and allow myself too much leniency for falling off track. <BR> <BR> So April is officially my "all or nothing" month. I have a strict list of minimums I must ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:17:32 EST Weight loss competition. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x57351492 Hey everyone, <BR> It's a new month! Lets start a new challenge. Lets compete with each other and see who can lose the most weight by the end of the month! Post your weight here and lets see who drops the most by the end of the month. As for the prize: Bragging rights and all the spark stickers I can muster up. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:42:37 EST New To Board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x57199799 Hi everyone, I am new to this board, have been with SP since the first part of February. I am trying to lose 84 lbs., down 11 so far and working towards wellness and a new lifestyle. I look forward to sharing and contributing to the board and learning new things. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:52:04 EST Hello From Oregon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x57078243 <em>524</em> I've been with Sparks <em>504</em> now .......... Saw this team and was looking for one that is active and this looks good to me! I am dedicated about my fitness and eating healthy and am excited to be in a team that shares a healthy outlook! My bio is current so please come visit my page. Looking forward! <em>224</em> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:26:27 EST Hello from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x56784766 I'm a 57 year old woman that has a total of 92 lbs to lose to reach a decent weight where I can possibly get off of blood pressure pills and also not hurt so much from RA of the spine. I've been told by my doctor that the less extra weight I'm carrying the less stress there will be on my joints. I don't expect to lose it fast. It took me 8 years to put on all the weight. My goal is to drop 2 lbs every month and keep it off til I reach my 92 lb goal. <BR> I am married to Bob and he's just had... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:34:08 EST Hello from Los Angeles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x56320696 Hi everyone- super excited to find Sparkpeople. Looks like such a great community. I have about 60lbs to lose and am more determined that ever to get my eating and my health under control. Just do it! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:17:39 EST Hello from Melbourne http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x56232842 Hi all, I hope that those of you suffering through such a cold winter, are staying safe. It's summer here - though a cool one! <BR> <BR> I am guilty of staying in my head and not living out my goals, dreams, values. I am hoping that day by day I learn to 'just do it', and I am sure I will get some great support from this team! <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:25:56 EST new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x56119778 Hi all, I just joined today, looking to give and receive support. I have been at this for a couple of weeks and have lost around 3 pounds. I have about 50 more to go. I struggle with emotional eating and cravings at night. <BR> <BR> I keep a Spark blog and have been updating daily with my weight, food, and exercise. I like the accountability that it gives me. <BR> <BR> Nice to meet you all. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 22:49:49 EST Just Do It! No Excuses! Never give up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x56021004 Hello everyone! My name is Lynz. I am 32 and live in Montana with my husband and our 3 kids. Right now, it is blistery cold and about to snow again. I do enjoy the snow, just hate the melting, freezing, slippery part of it all! <BR> <BR> I started my weight loss journey in May, 2011 after the birth of our 3rd child. I weighed in at 267 and have lost 60 pounds (even though I gained a couple back!) I started my journey by walking every day, added some WATP DVDs on days it was bad outside... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:42:33 EST succeednow7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x55979157 Hello everyone one. I was a spark member in 2004 and now I am back in 2013. I have learned some important lessons about weight loss. <BR> 1. There is no quick fix. It takes patience, committment and perserverance to achieve ones goals. <BR> 2. I must be in it for the long haul, It did not take just 7 days to put the weight on and it will not take seven days to loose if I want lasting results. <BR> 3. I don't use the word diet, I am pursuing pernament life style changes that will extend ... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:58:12 EST The One Word Challenge! Pick a word for 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x55924981 I recently read about the one word challenge. It actually has been going on for a few years. The one word challenge is a word you pick that is suppose to define your year for achieving your goals or resolutions. <BR> I thought of several words that I could have picked and rattled my brain as to what could be the defining word for 2014. They gave you some tips which I enclosed in my own words. <BR> Step#1 Determine the person you are striving to become for 2014. Now you could use this to los... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 18:46:58 EST Santa's Trip around the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x55773487 Santa is going to need some help delivering some of his gifts so we are offering our help.. We are going to go to 4 destinations and help Santa deliver some toys by exercise. We are going to be Meeting In the Big apple of Nyc . We will be off to North pole, Alaska to pick up Santa Claus and then traveling to Paris france, London England and then back to Nyc to finally finish our route. <BR> This challenge will start Dec 1 and end on dec 31. <BR> We will do all this as a team. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:42:14 EST The name says it all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x55609433 We all have a lot of legitimate challenges and situations that we face when trying to eat healthy and get in shape. I love SP and I am so happy to be here. As we know, there are so many tools to help us on our journey. It amazes me when I read that some members have the equipment, support, elaborate Spark pages, teams, challenges, trainers, and anything you can imagine to be successful yet they report I have not met my goal in all these years. Others join with little support or money, no eq... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:29:24 EST hello. new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x55457949 I need alot of help with motivation Thu, 31 Oct 2013 01:00:59 EST hello. new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x55457925 I need alot of help with motivation Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:55:58 EST Trip to plymouth Rock Starts Monday oct 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x55381259 I thought this month we do a collaborative fun challenge. We are going to be pilgrims and travel to Plymouth rock from England. The trip itself is over 3500 nautical miles and took the pilgrims over 60 days which 41 people were on the ship and two people died. <BR> <BR> This is your opportunity to push it this month before Turkey day and you see all the relatives. Wouldn't it be awesome to wow them and yourself on how great you look. Okay Let's get started. <BR> <BR> This will start on ... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:30:37 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x55326365 I've been on Spark for ages but I'm new to this team. I've sent way too long making excuses and I'm hoping this team will help me stop making excuses. Feel free to offer me a swift kick in the butt! <em>246</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:39:23 EST Week 8 post your points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x55286657 Two weeks left and we will see how everyone did. The ones still in at this point are doing awesome. Just staying true to yourself is being acoountable. so make the next 2 weeks matter. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:23:00 EST Anxiety Sucks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x55228556 Aloha! Brand new member to this team but I have been with SP for many years. <BR> <BR> My name is Renee' and I have made some progress, but I need to keep it going! I have lots of excuses for why I don't exercise or stick to my diet at times.... and a big part of them have to do with anxiety issues. <BR> <BR> I considered joining a gym, but the thought of being around all those people just gets my heart rate up and makes me extremely nervous. I don't like exercising around anyone, even my ... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:28:33 EST Break time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x55195979 I jog about 2 1/2 blocks every day and do a little exercise at night via DVDs or SparkPeople videos. When do I take a break? Do I get a break? I'm afraid to take a break, but my calves hurt pretty bad. I just don't want to lose any of the success I have made or make "taking a day off" a bad habit. Anyone else have this issue? Any tips? Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:43:07 EST Fall fitness week 5 post your points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x55127717 Week Five already! Thu, 3 Oct 2013 13:18:27 EST Accountability Partner sign up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x55127395 A critical part of the weight loss process is being accountable. We can try to be accountable to ourselves but for true success you should be accountable to somebody such as a trainer, family member or friend. <BR> Read my blog on doubt and it talks about accountability. <BR> So I am going to pair up for whoever wants one a partner for accountability to see each other through month by month and into 2014 for whoever wants one. I have a couple from other teams and it really makes a differe... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:42:46 EST I'm new. Need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x55049919 Hi, my name is Kathy. I'm 66 and retired. Have trouble finding time to exercise and also to eat properly. Seems like I'm always on the run and grabbing anything to keep going. Any ideas? <BR> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:57:10 EST The sign says it all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x55017953 I make every excuse in the book.I blow off exercise all the time and am constantly eating junk. <BR> I hesitated to join because of the challenge for fall requires 30 minutes of exercise.I need to get off my butt and just friggin do it already! Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:26:54 EST Fall Fitness week 3 Post your points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x54936272 Week 3 already! Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:14:22 EST SUE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x54911235 WANT MY LONG TERM GOAL TO BE ABLE TO DO A CANOPY ZIP LINE! Sun, 15 Sep 2013 15:39:45 EST HEY HEY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY SIGNUP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x54843517 So When's your Birthday? I think it would be nice for the team to share it with you so Shout out your birthday. If you want to put in a year that's good but not needed. Post your Sparkversary too ! <em>384</em> <BR> <em>383</em> <em>179</em> <em>407</em> <em>236</em> <em>383</em> Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:33:37 EST Fall Fitness Challenge Week 2 Post your points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x54841338 Week one Done! Remember to post your points on the Fall fitness Thread if you haven't already for week one now on to week 2! Mon, 9 Sep 2013 15:57:53 EST Accountability Counts! Starts sept 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x54728187 This is to coincide with the challenge. It will have advice, projects and quotes inspiration of being accountable. If you are accountable to your goals you will have more success in reaching them. It is easy to get discouraged during temptations, emotional issues and well life. If you are accountable on both your good and bad days in the long run you will have better results. <BR> Join us in the challenge! Shoot for the stars! Be accountable to Yourself! Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:34:45 EST FALL FITNESS CHALLENGE WEEK ONE! POST YOUR POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x54728103 I had a request for a separate weekly thread for posting our weekly points. I will send a reminder to your sparkmail. You can post them late if you forget but they will be due Monday evening. <BR> You can also use this to chat, ask questions on the challenge and support each other. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:27:07 EST A FALL FITNESS CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x54678012 The Fall Fitness Challenge will run from September 2 through October 29 . <BR> The weather will soon be changing, leaves will be falling and football season is starting. There will be candy apples, pumpklin bread and Uggh Halloween Candy. <BR> It is pretty easy to consider laying back and well not giving 100% the holidays are around the corner and you figure I will start again once all the holidays are done. <BR> .Remember NO EXCUSES! Check it at the door because the pounds will be ad... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:48:49 EST please could beginners post their walking speed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x54644854 <BR> <BR> Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Mia and I'm on Day 6. <BR> <BR> I've always been a slow walker and now I find I have a short stride as well, just 2 feet or 60 cms. Not sure if my calculations are sound but I make that a walking speed of 2.5mph. <BR> <BR> How does that compare with yours? <BR> <BR> If my workings are wrong, then what is my speed if I covered 2500 steps in around 25 minutes? I'm using a pedometer but because the steps were taken over the whole day, it doesn't indi... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 16:06:58 EST Welcome back members! How are things going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x54610367 To those of you who read the email on getting back on our homepage, welcome back! Please feel free to write down how things have been going! Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:36:26 EST Inspiration for our daily struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x54457058 Hey guys, I think a great idea would be to use this thread as an area to write down the moments in our day when we showed commitment to our health goals and feel great about it. I am talking about that moment we all face when we are presented two options that effect our health goals. Option one is the choice to make a healthy decision in reaching your goals while option two is that pesky obstacle we all face that side track and ruin our goals and moral. Like the option between eating that don... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:05:34 EST New team leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x54448018 Hey guys, my real name is Tanner and it is a privilege to be part of this team! I can already tell there are a lot of dedicated members here, I mean 19,000 is a huge number and I would love to help every single one of you begin, progress, and finish our tough but manageable goals! So lets get down to business and just do this people! I am open to all questions, so if you want to email me about anything or post here for everyone to see I am more than willing to put the time and effort into any... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:33:40 EST Overcoming Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x54429475 I was going to post in the "What are you struggling with?" topic, yet what I want to know is how others overcome these obstacles both initially and long term. For me routines are best but when life is stressful they slip away and stepping back into them is more difficult. How do you jump the obstacles to betters health? Wed, 7 Aug 2013 08:03:21 EST Tingling Toes on the Elliptical??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x54340157 Hi all, <BR> I love doing the Elliptical but I'm finding that if I go for more than 20 minutes or so, my toes start to get tingling. Is this normal??? Does anyone else experience this?? <BR> As soon as I get off and shake my legs out, I'm fine so I'm not too worried, but should I be?? <BR> Any feedback would be great. <BR> Thanks so much, <BR> Kristi Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:37:11 EST Awesome August Step it up challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x54315058 Who is ready for a new challenge??? I know I love a fun kick those pounds to the curb fitness challenge! Fall is coming and then the holidays and this month more than ever we need to say goodbye to those pounds so we can bring in the fall a little trimmer. Okay this is how it is going to work. <BR> We are going to be counting steps. If you don't have a fitbit/ pedometer not a big deal it just makes it a little easier. If you have a smart phone there are quite a few free running/walk pe... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 15:12:22 EST How do I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x54088026 I typically get in 45 mins of exercise at least 4 days a week: 15 yoga/stretching then 30 elliptical. However, I feel like I'm just dragging ... I don't have the space to really get my energy up. My schedule won't allow for gym membership. I feel like I need to be able to really jump around and get my heart rate up ... jumping jacks, knee highs, burst running, burpees things like that. Anyone know what I mean? Any suggestions? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:26:18 EST Kidney March 2013 - 100km, 3 days - Need Support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x54076208 Kidney disease has touched my life in many ways, even while I didn't even know it at the time. In the late 1990's I lost my Grandfather, who fought diligently through dialysis...In 2002 I met my husband, who he himself was a kidney patient, and lives today with only one...in 2013 I lost my Mother In Law when both kidneys failed, and she slipped peacefully away. <BR> <BR> I myself has suffered from Kidney Infections over the years, and have had to be hospitalized twice... <BR> <BR> Kidney ... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:30:47 EST Clean songs with DO in the title http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x53439739 The Temptations 'The Way You Do The Things You Do' Wed, 22 May 2013 15:02:05 EST Why is there no true emoticon for Apathy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x53260134 We may just DO IT? But does that always mean we have to have some hyped attitude? Tue, 7 May 2013 20:57:58 EST Purposeful Positivity - Life Is Meant to be Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x53156134 I started a Sparkteam called Purposeful Positivity to help myself focus on remaining positive and hopefully it will other people too. If you're interested, please click on the link in my signature. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Amber Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:49:37 EST welcome to all new members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x53093954 <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <em>229</em> <BR> <BR> In the span of a few weeks I have noticed some new members that have joined our JUST DO IT team.I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of you. <BR> <BR> We are supportive and helpful team. While we are all at different stages of our journey we are all here for one purpose... Please do not feel ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:00:35 EST Spring Into a Healthier Version of "YOU" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x53091818 A Healthier Version of you is not just about about what the number on the scale says- because in my opinion the number on the scale does not define who you are. Creating a Healthier version of ourselves comes through in our over all health and well being. <BR> <BR> The Spring into a healthier version of you Challenge will be in weekly increments - and run until the end of May..... <BR> <BR> For the next 7 days I want you to focus on goals that will benefit your health and well being. <BR>... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:53:57 EST Everyone's so busy with DOITNESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x52690901 Everyone's so busy with DOITNESS they just don't have time to post, right? But then the lil red bars at the bottom...uh oh...... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:17:13 EST Hey I'm Rae! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x52626315 Hey I'm Rae! On here to lose 80 pounds with the JUST DO IT mentality!! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:08:31 EST March Madness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x52589495 With March Madness ( College Basketball Championships starting tomorrow) I thought that this would be an awesome name for a challenge. <BR> <BR> The March Madness Challenge begins on Tuesday 19 March and runs through 8th April. <BR> <BR> <BR> For this 20 day challenge it's time to Create a Healthier Version of " YOU" : <BR> <BR> For the March Madness Challenge. <BR> <BR> Pick 1-3 goals that you can track for the next 20 days. These goals do not have to be fitness related- they can be an... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:54:52 EST NOT giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x52184910 Hi I am a 33 year old mom to two girls ages 3 & 20 months. My hubby and I have been married almost 10 years. I used spark people in 2009 & had great success looking 49 lbs before becoming pregnant. I am trying to get back on track and loose that last 30 lbs. I am struggling this time. I've do not have as much time as I would like to exercise. I've just got to quit making excuses as to why I can't and tell myself, I can!!! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:03:46 EST Have you huddled today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x51991581 <em>224</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:39:37 EST . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x51622736 I struggle with wanting salty or crunchy stuff. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:47:33 EST Time to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x51470503 Hey guys, name's Tanner from Acton, MA. Look forward to no excuses 2013! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 13:06:29 EST Hello from Illinois http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x51371730 Hello all! I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Kim and I look forward to being a part of this team. My hopes are to stay motivated and encouraged through interaction with the team as well as any motivation and encouragement that I can provide to you. <em>30</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 15:14:46 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x50854656 My name is Lindsay and I am 35 yrs old :( I have 65lbs to lose and need help! This is my first time using Spark People, but I find I really like message boards, etc. for other things so hopefully it will help with my weight loss. Basically this is my last ditch effort. I qualify for weight loss surgery and my insurance pays 100%, but I would rather be able to do it this way! <BR> <BR> I have 2 awesome girls that are 9 and almost 11. I have been a nurse for 13 yrs (wow) and presently I a... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:56:50 EST No More Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x50200053 My name is Patricia, ....Looking to finally reach my weight loss goal. with the help from God, and ordinary folks like me, who find it so hard to lose weight. I just want to Do It. and not make anymore excuses from now on. even though I really don't understand why I choose to overeat. Being healthy, looking and feeling good about myself is so important for me. I really need the help and guidance to continue my success in my weight loss goals.. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 23:19:01 EST Do You Need A Workout Buddy? Do You Have Skype? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x50166804 My name is Brandi and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! (Skype is super simple to download and you can get a good webcam for as little as $30.00) I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:16:37 EST Hi! Looking for exercise buddies via skype http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x50095630 My name is Brandi ...I'm new to this online support group and I am looking for on line buddies who would like to Skype with me and work out at the same time!!! I just bought an elliptical machine which I pick up in a few days and I can’t wait lol! I have about 100 pounds to lose and I am more than ready to do it with your help! Here’s the thing with me…If I am by myself I won’t do it. BUT…if I have a buddy or if I know someone is watching me I will push myself to get done what I set out to ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:38:18 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x49934863 Hi! I am new to the site and have tried many diets and many plans. I have a million excuses so this is perfect for me. I just want to finally lose the weight and keep it off. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:54:52 EST September Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x49710830 Let's try posting what we want to accomplish as far as Fitness Mintues and Post Here daily! Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:06:08 EST HI embarking on a permanent change! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x49515543 My name is Sarah, i'm 21, married, a college student, a server, and mommy to a 1.5 yr old sweet and stubborn pitbull named Theo. ANYWAYS. I started the Tapout XT workout today because the whole going to the gym a couple times a week is not cutting it for me. <BR> - always have had a little extra somethin in the lower abs / belly area...always. <BR> - my metabolism has slowed down, even though i eat pretty healthy (i'm a health food freak! and i love learning about it) <BR> - i want to conf... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 14:25:37 EST the weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x49505220 I think my biggest challenge is staying motivated and not pigging out on the weekends. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:23:02 EST Major depression episodes,SAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x49412760 Hi! I've been struggling with major depression and SAD for thirty years now. I take daily medicines (20 years) and had therapy for six years. I know what to do when I'm depressed but knowing it and doing it are two different things! <BR> <BR> I like the team name Just Do It because that is what it takes to get through the day sometimes. I'm starting to have problems getting out of bed in the mornings and that is a sign that I may be relapsing again. I want to nip it in the bud this time! <BR... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:23:04 EST Going For the Gold -- 7 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x49136520 It's the last 7 days of July and it is time to GET FOCUSED and Go For the Gold!!!! <BR> With the Olympic games just a few days a way I thought this sounded like a great title for a Challenge. Just an Olympian prepares for their journey to the Olympics- we too, prepare ourselves for the Journey to better Health....... <BR> <BR> For this 7 day challenge it is time to go "BACK to the Basics". <BR> Pick 1-3 goals that you can track for the next 7 days. These goals do not have to be fitness re... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:21:47 EST Going For the Gold -- 7 day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x49136348 <BR> <BR> It's the last 7 days of July and it is time to GET FOCUSED and Go For the Gold!!!! <BR> With the Olympic games just a few days a way I thought this sounded like a great title for a Challenge. Just an Olympian prepares for their journey to the Olympics- we too, prepare ourselves for the Journey to better Health....... <BR> <BR> For this 7 day challenge it is time to go "BACK to the Basics". <BR> Pick 1-3 goals that you can track for the next 7 days. These goals do not have to b... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 16:08:51 EST No Excuses! my new mantra http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x49100579 Well, in the no excuses category of life I will be walking 4 miles later today and... even though it will be a monday night after a stressful day at work i will be taking 2 classes - first a step class and then a strength class using body bar. 2 hours of sweating tomorrow...can't wait. that is not sarcasm either. <em>216</em> <em>344</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:43:16 EST I judt pushed threw!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x49002013 I went orvmy mile walk today usual 4 laps but oday i put my music on and just kept going i did 8 laps tonight my first time!!!!!!!!!! I did 2 miles. I am so excited and proud of my self!!!!! Nowi knowi can do it!!!!!!! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:50:07 EST Funny that i found this team. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x48983486 I typed in "positive thinking" and this team was one that came up. I simply had to join since this is what my page says - its all my page says because i just want to DO IT already. lol <BR> I am starting South Beach Diet tomorrow and have recently joined a gym and started working out. Looking forward to giving and getting support here! Sat, 14 Jul 2012 19:02:12 EST Discussion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x48917723 Hereis a topic that I received from someone on the team -from the dieter's table at our house - which is better: <BR> <BR> balancing your calories thruout the day or <BR> <BR> eating lighter for the evening meal? <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:40:21 EST CMV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x48837087 Good Morning! After received more than a dozen spark emails, I am ready to get this healthy lifestyle started!! Looking forward to doing spark challenges and sharing with you! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 10:22:07 EST June Fitness Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x48314788 All you do is set yourself a goal. How many minutes do you think you'll work out for the month of June? <BR> <BR> Post like (example).... <BR> <BR> Goal Set---500 min. <BR> 2/1---30 min.....470 to goal <BR> <BR> Let's do the best we can....that's what matters! <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 May 2012 19:10:47 EST Suggestions, Ideas...Please Share! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x48261678 Please post your suggestions, ideas for this team. What would you like to see done here? Challenges? What kind...what areas do you need that extra push in? This is your team...we need to hear from you. If you would rather not post here..shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> Waiting to hear from you! <em>306</em> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:52:43 EST Quotes, Poems, etc. of Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x48140741 Post anything that you think might be of encouragement, support & motivation. Quotes, poems, etc. <BR> <BR> We all need encouragement at different times. Here is our opportunity to give and to receive. Sat, 19 May 2012 13:54:11 EST Gimme 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x48140643 "Gimme 3" <BR> I say "Gimme 3" of something... say, "Gimme 3 types of wild felines" <BR> Then you would make a list of 3 types of wild felines <BR> Lion <BR> Panther <BR> Bob Cat <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> and then you ask for three of something, like <BR> "Gimme 3 shades of WHITE" <BR> Beige <BR> Eggshell <BR> Ivory <BR> <BR> <BR> Got it? Ready? Sat, 19 May 2012 13:42:55 EST Challenge 5/20--5/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23458x9091x48138950 Let's start out with....all you have to do EVERY day is make 1 healthy choice & let us know what you did. <BR> <BR> Here are some examples... <BR> You practiced portion control <BR> You skipped that 2nd serving <BR> You did some type of physical activity <BR> You took a nap <BR> or whatever you can think of <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sat, 19 May 2012 10:51:34 EST Birthday List (Let's Celebrate!!!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x48137848 <em>410</em> Please post your birthday. You don't have to put the year if you don't want to. We'd like to celebrate your day with you! <em>410</em> Sat, 19 May 2012 09:24:58 EST Looking foward to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x47969802 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new to Spark and am getting to know how all this works. I am so excited to learn new things and have the support of the Spark people. I sure need the support to stick to my life long goal and make positive changes. I am not out to look like a supermodel but be a super mom and person. Healthy, happy, and living life for me for once. :) Tue, 8 May 2012 09:23:55 EST Starting over...again.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x47528932 Hello fellow sparkers! I am going to give this another try. I just finished reading 'Confessions of a Carb addict', and it touched a cord with how raw and honest she was. Part of my discouragement in the past were the inspirational stories - as CRAZY as that sounds, I felt so far removed from those achievements, hopeless. Now I'm beginning to see that the positivity doesn't mean that it hasn't been a struggle, it likely means that you get nothing from dwelling on the negativity of your situat... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:57:14 EST new to the team track my food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x47502523 I am found my self not tracking my menus very well and know that i am over eating some days and not getting enough so this is team for me to join to see if i can do better at taking the my weight off. My plan for this week is to properly track the food on the tracker even the condiments!!! and i even have a few more just do its on my list to cover the month of April!!! <BR> i think this will be a great site to get me back on track after my Easter Vacation <em>246</em> ... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 18:40:24 EST Hi I'm New!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x47341234 Hello!!! wow took me a while but i'm finally here. I thought i could do the spark diet on my own but it turns out i'm in need of support and more information. especially about plateaus. time to stop with the excuses the time to get healthy is now!! Fri, 30 Mar 2012 12:21:27 EST Some Irish fun, if you have ever flown. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x47130876 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPyl2tOaKxM </link> <BR> It makes me laugh every time I see it. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 20:29:14 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x47057272 Hi there, Im Sandra L. and I just joined Spark, hoping to, this time, with lots of support, finally make the turn for a healthy life that I can feel good about, I have two kids who are also without words, asking for this, because if Im healthy they"re healthy too. Anyway, I like exercise, that"s not much of a problem for me, I love running, I"ve ran two races so far, only 5k's, and I want to keep going until I can finally do at least a half marathon. My biggest problem and worst downfall has ... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 13:28:19 EST New to SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x46959168 Hi, I am 64 years old and am excited about finding SparkPeople. Have heard of it, but never been on the site. Using this website and all of the tools seems to be a perfect fit for me. I am a real estate broker and very busy, but my new goals include putting myself first for a change so I will improve my health, fitness and weight. I am a goal oriented person, so having goals and support will be so wonderful for me. My husband has Parkinson's Disease, so I want to always be able to be the... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 17:58:27 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x46749325 I've rejoined spark for the second time now. I'm glad to be back. I wasn't apart of this team the last night but it's obviously why I am now. I have to stop making excuses. I know I can be tired, feel lazy, too busy, etc but the truth is I HAVE TO MAKE TIME! If I don't I'll continue to put on the weight and never get slim and healthy. So hello team! I hope you guys can help me stay on track! Check out my page if you'd like. <BR> <BR> ttyl <BR> Elsa Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:48:05 EST going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46656572 some times its hard to go on when you live with a person who has dementia. no matter what you do it is not wright. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 08:23:35 EST one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46614176 learning to get trough one day at the best i can. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:13:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x46609406 Just joined. I am hoping that this Spark Team will be the one to motivate me otherwise I will just have to leave the team and look for another one again. Let's hope that I don't have to and that I will get plenty of support. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:51:02 EST 7th Weekly challenge of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46554719 Hi! <BR> Happy Valentines Day and congratulations to all of you, and there were many, who successfully completed the challenge! It becomes easier the more you decide to stick to a plan and it's pretty quick to fill in the challenge daily. <BR> Ready for the 7th week? You still have time to complete last weeks challenge before the new week starts. <BR> Complete the challenge= fill in results every day ( doesn't have to be perfect!!!) and finish the "what are you going to do to keep the moment... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 21:12:52 EST 6th weekly Challenge of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46431183 Hi! <BR> Congratulations to all of you, and there were many, who successfully completed the challenge! It becomes easier the more you decide to stick to a plan and it's pretty quick to fill in the challenge daily. <BR> Ready for the 6th week? You still have time to complete last weeks challenge before the new week starts. <BR> Complete the challenge= fill in results every day and finish the "what are you going to do to keep the momentum going this weekend" question and I'll send you a goodi... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:09:47 EST 5th Weekly Challenge of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46291922 Hi! <BR> Ready for the 5th week? Let's do this challenge again as so many of you completed the last one. Complete the challenge= fill in results every day and finish the "what are you going to do to keep the momentum going this weekend" question and I'll send you a goodie! <BR> See you there, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Planning and completing Challenge! <BR> <BR> Mon 1/30/12 <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to eat like this:... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:28:04 EST 4th Weekly Challenge of 2012! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46168221 Hi Team, <BR> Ready for the 4th week? Let's do this challenge again as so many of you completed the last one. Complete the challenge= fill in results every day and finish the "what are you going to do to keep the momentum going this weekend" question and I'll send you a goodie! <BR> See you there, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Planning and completing Challenge! <BR> <BR> Mon 1/23/12 <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to eat like ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 01:12:59 EST Hello. I'm the new kid! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x46105878 Hello everyone! I am Ashley and I just joined the team. I've failed weight loss before and I won't let it happen to me again!.I'm looking forward to a healthier life and I am clinging to no excuses this time! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:58:28 EST 3rd Weekly Challenge of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x46045419 Hi Team, <BR> Ready for the 3rd week? Let's do this challenge again as so many of you completed the last one. I find this challenge very helpful to stay on track. <BR> See you there, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Planning and completing Challenge! <BR> <BR> Mon 1/16/12 <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to eat like this: <BR> End of day. I did it? Yes/ No <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to do this for my exercise: <BR> End of day. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 15:32:21 EST Thinking about getting a Bodybugg - Discount Found http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x46009066 The Bodybugg Calorie Management System (Version 3) drops from $199 to $129 to $114, plus ships for free with the code AFPBGV315 from 24HourFitness.com. This is $1 less than we have see the calorie counter. This calorie manager gives you real-time results through your computer. It tracks steps, manages calorie consumption with a web-based program and charges through a USB cable. The system has been features on "The Biggest Loser." <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:03:29 EST 2nd Weekly Challenge of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x45914271 Hi Team, <BR> Ready for a new week? Let's do this challenge again as so many of you completed the last one. Ready, set, GO! <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Planning and completing Challenge! <BR> <BR> Mon 1/9/12 <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to eat like this: <BR> End of day. I did it? Yes/ No <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to do this for my exercise: <BR> End of day. I did it? Yes/No <BR> <BR> Today I'm planning to do this behavior to ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 23:45:31 EST Early Morning Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x45806607 I will be running or working out at 5 o'clock in the morning to ensure I get my exercise in for the day, because my afternoons are usually busy. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to be/get motivated for a morning workout! And I do this at home, so I dont have to go to a gym. Any suggestions are wonderful! Thank you! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:43:18 EST 1st Weekly Challenge of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x45732624 Happy New Year! <BR> Ready to get it started with a weekly challenge? <BR> This one is about completing things. <BR> So often we make great promises to ourselves ( especially this time of year) and very soon we see our motivation fade. This challenge is not about perfection, failor or success. Just about the satisfaction of completing a task <BR> This week we'll make a daily plan for our food and exercises, healthy behaviors ( you can use the same every day or change it daily) on Sunday night... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:48:07 EST I am committed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x45476979 Hi, <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have come very far with the emotional part of what keeps me heavy and now its time I must release this weight from my body. I am seeking out people who are interested in being committed to speaking everyday if not almost everyday for support, guidance, accountablility and whatever else would benefit us. I have found this tool to be very useful for me and if you feel that it helps you too, lets connect. Good luck to all and this ... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 03:33:03 EST Stay on plan through the holidays-C Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x45475456 Holiday time and I for one REALLY need a weekly challenge to get through the holidays without abandoning my weight-loss/health plan. <BR> If you need it too, join in and we can all be victorious! <BR> Copy the lower part of the thread, click on "reply" and paste. Create your own daily goals and make them happen. <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Stay on plan through the holidays- Weekly-challenge 12/12/11-12/16/11 <BR> <BR> Mon: 12/12 ... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:17:23 EST Looking for support... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x45271587 Okay...I am here once again and trying not to be intimidated by this site and how to navigate around it. I am in desperate need of supporting persons who are working to reach their goals. I want to be successful this go round and I would like to meet people who are struggling with the overwhelming task of losing weight. Can anyone give me suggestions on how to get more support from this site and how to link up with persons who will be supportive? Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:49:58 EST Hello Everyone!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x45187514 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm LaDonna. Today is a new beginning for me. It is the first day to my new life. I currently weigh 318 and am looking to lose 150+ pounds. I live in Houston Texas and would love any tipsor buddies that are interested. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 18:07:30 EST I did my workout, hurting & all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x45175027 I am so proud of myself:) I am in a very bad flare-up because of my illness but I went ahead & walked 37 minutes on the treadmill anyway:) Even a year ago I would have just went & stayed in bed because I was hurting:( I made it through the exercise and survived it, lol:) I have been able to cut way back on my pain pills, and I have been sticking with my exercise routine:) Take Care:) Sun, 20 Nov 2011 21:26:53 EST Just stopping in to say Hi. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x45171692 Hi All: <BR> <BR> HI All: <BR> I just rejoined Spark People after a hiatus that was beyond my control. I have been up the road to better health so many times , avoided many potholes, walked around many detours but this past June I lost my spark. Between the high humidity; my dog injuring her leg and then getting allergies , due to lack of interest I let all of my hard work from Jan- May go down in flames. I fell into one big pot hole- and decided that now is the time to crawl out of it. :So... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:42:28 EST " My 4 mini-goals for today" Weekly Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x45063642 Hi Team, <BR> New week and this time we'll make up our own 4 goals per day that we want to achieve.Can be anything! <BR> You can keep the same goals every day or change them, Use this challenge as a tool to stay motivated. Start by copying the bottom part of the thread, hit the "reply" button and paste in the square. You can "edit" your original post or copy and paste your post daily. <BR> Have a great week! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:05:15 EST "My 3 mini-goals today" Weekly challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44947434 Hi Team, <BR> This week, we make up our own 3 goals per day that we want to achieve.Can be anything! <BR> You can keep the same goals every day or change them, Use this challenge as a tool to stay motivated. Start by copying the bottom part of the thread, hit the "reply" button and paste in the square. You can "edit" your original post or copy and paste your post daily. <BR> Have a great week! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR>... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 12:55:52 EST Hallowee n-weekly challenge 10/31-11/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44843338 Hi team, <BR> Here's this weeks challenge. Join in by copying the post below and create you goals, hit the reply button and paste. <BR> Report back daily and stay accountable. See you there! <BR> Happy Halloween! <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************** <BR> This weeks challenge: <BR> <BR> Mon: 10/31 <BR> <BR> Water: <BR> Exercise: <BR> ME-time: <BR> Hours of sleep last night: <BR> Food/calorie plan: <BR> Happy with my... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 02:31:15 EST Not me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x44788841 Just turned 49 and feeling blue, I noticed that within the last year I gained 10 lbs. My goal for the 50th is to lose 25-30 lbs and to maintain it. <BR> Joined the gym, going 3x a week plan to each day something different- upper body workout and treadmill, lower body workout and treadmill and last a excercise class and treadmill. <BR> My problem with taking a class is not knowing how many calories are being burned, any advice on creating a better workout. Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:39:26 EST Weekly Challenge 10/24-10/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44731250 Hi team, <BR> Here's this weeks challenge. Join in by copying the post below and create you goals, hit the reply button and paste. <BR> Report back daily and stay accountable. See you there! <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>**************** <BR> This weeks challenge: <BR> <BR> Mon: 10/24 <BR> <BR> Water: <BR> Exercise: <BR> ME-time: <BR> Hours of sleep last night: <BR> Food/calorie plan: <BR> Happy with my choices today? <BR> W... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 22:21:21 EST Weekly challenge 10/17-10/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44621486 <BR> Mon: 10/17 <BR> <BR> Water: <BR> Exercise: <BR> ME-time: <BR> Hours of sleep last night: <BR> Food/calorie plan: <BR> Happy with my choices today? <BR> What will I do differently tomorrow? <BR> <BR> Tue: 10/18 <BR> <BR> Water: <BR> Exercise: <BR> ME-time: <BR> Hours of sleep last night: <BR> Food/calorie plan: <BR> Happy with my choices today? <BR> What will I do differently tomorrow? <BR> <BR> Wed 10/19 <BR> <BR> Water: <BR> Exercise: <BR> ME-time: <BR> Hours of sleep last night: ... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 22:39:31 EST A journey to a better me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x44583959 Hello everyone my journey began on january 1st I <BR> was at 249 pounds and now at 220. I was apart of sparks before but lost my way but now I am back to stay. I am a homeschooling mom of 6 and a wife to a wonderful man. My goal is to be at 150 pounds ultimately but to see 170 by 9/26/12. More importantly this journey is to be more consistent, diciplined, and focused. Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:31:41 EST Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44553278 I am new to the team...can't wait to meet you and hopefully lose weight and get fit together. I really need the motivation! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:24:22 EST This weeks "My Choices" challenge 10/3-10/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44378510 A new week of choices to make. <BR> Join in this weeks challenge and make it happen. Finish the challenge and receive a goodie! <BR> Simply copy and paste the lower part of the thread, hit "reply" button and record your choices daily. You can edit you original post or copy and paste daily. You choice! <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>********************** <BR> My Choices Weekly Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon: 10/3 <... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 00:10:33 EST This weeks "My Choices" challenge 9/26-9/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44249781 Every choice counts! <BR> Join in this weeks challenge and make it happen. Finish the challenge and receive a goodie! <BR> Simply copy and paste the lower part of the thread, hit "reply" button and record your choices daily. You can edit you original post or copy and paste daily. You choice! <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>********************** <BR> My Choices Weekly Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon: 9/26 <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:14:37 EST Daily chat/ check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44249702 Anything goes! Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:05:40 EST Daily Successes ....small steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44157882 I have difficulty staying on my eating plan each and every day. I thought I'd post the good things I do every day so I can celebrate the small steps. Anyone else interested? <BR> <BR> Sunday: <BR> <BR> -Went to Panera for breakfast and used only half the light cream cheese <BR> -At dinner I turned down the cheese for my soup and added just a bit of light sour cream <BR> -Ate my bread without butter <BR> -Had just a very small piece of cake for dessert <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> <BR> -Had ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:20:33 EST This weeks "My Choices" challenge 9/19-9/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44146137 Every single choice we make regarding every days meal/snack/exercise/ activity makes a difference in our weightloss journey and road to great health. <BR> Join in this weeks challenge and make it happen. Finish the challenge and receive a goodie! <BR> Simply copy and paste the lower part of the thread, hit "reply" button and record your choices daily. You can edit you original post or copy and paste daily. You choice! <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>*******************... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:58:34 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x44141298 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Wendy and I am not new to Spark. I have had 2 other pages, but lost my way and deactivated them. The hardest on my weight was when my daddy was in the hospital before he died last year. That took a toll on me medically, emotionally, and physically. i know he is in a better place now and not in anymore pain. <BR> <BR> I am getting married to my very best friend in ust over 8 months. I hope to be near my goal weight by then. I have a 13 year old son that thi... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 05:17:48 EST Hi.. My Name Is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x44055676 Hi Everyone! ... My name is Kim. Been here before - needed a new start. I am hoping this time will be the time that my spark is re-lighted. :) I live in Toronto Canada with my husband. Don't have any kids but lots of stuffed animals. :) I am addicted to horror movies, facebook, hello kitty, black&white photography, reading, listening to music (all kinds), and apparently collecting stuffed animals. :) <BR> <BR> I am a binge-eater, late night snacker, emotional eater, addicted to food (mostly... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 02:50:02 EST Where Do You Go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x44020263 Where is the first place you go when you log onto SPARK? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 07:28:31 EST 3 Mini Goals per day-Weekly challenge 9/5-9/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43901101 Hi Team, <BR> Welcome to this weeks challenge. <BR> Choose 3 mini-goals per day. Can be anything that you want to accomplish. Think outside the box and have fun with it. <BR> A great way to stay accountable. See you there! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> '***************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>************************* <BR> 3 goals per day Weekly challenge 9/5-9/9 <BR> <BR> Mon: 9/5 <BR> My goal #1 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #2 today is: <BR> ... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 16:21:24 EST New weekly Challenge 8/29-9/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43786084 Hi Team, <BR> This week I'm reviving an old version of the weekly challenge. <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> Copy the the post below, create the goals, post them and return daily to update if you had a "yes"-day or a "no"-day. <BR> Make this a great week! <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-------- <BR> No excuses weekly challenge 8/29-9/2 <BR> <BR> Theses are my daily goals for this week. <BR> I, (your name) am staying accountable ... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 01:46:40 EST Todays Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43686960 Goal 1 Wake up alert Done <BR> Goal 2 2 mile walk Done <BR> Goal 3 Eat a light Breakfast Done <BR> Goal 4 No snacking at bedtime <BR> Goal 5 Go to bed by 10:00 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:22:42 EST 4 Goals per day-Weekly challenge 8/22-8/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43663672 Hi Team, <BR> Ready for a new week? Copy the post below, press the response button, paste and create your own goals and make them happen. Copy the post daily and update your process or go back and edit your first post. <BR> Keep up the good work, awesome team members! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ````````````````````````````````````````<BR>``````````````````````````````````````<BR>``````````````````````````````````````<BR>```````````` <BR> <BR> 4 Goals per day-Weekly Challenge 8/22-8/26 <BR> <BR> M... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:43:54 EST 3 Goals per day-Weekly challenge 8/15-8/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43533228 Hi Team, <BR> The weekly challenge is back! Copy the post below, create your own goals and make them happen. Copy the post daily and update your process or go back and edit your first post. <BR> Keep up the good work, awesome team members! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> ````````````````````````````````````````<BR>``````````````````````````````````````<BR>``````````````````````````````````````<BR>```````````` <BR> <BR> 3 Goals per day-Weekly Challenge 8/15-8/19 <BR> <BR> Mon: 8/15: <BR> <BR> My goal ... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 12:39:27 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x43493720 Hello, <BR> <BR> I knew this would be a group when I saw the team name, which is something I put on my Spark Page. I'm a busybody that always that has dozens of reasons why I don't have time to exercise and eat right, but it's time to focus on the one reason I need to - my own health! I need to lose around 50 pounds. Glad to have found a crew that says screw the excuses and the why nots, and JUST DO IT. Count me in. <BR> <BR> Glad to meet everyone! <BR> <BR> AlexGirl24 <em>213</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:24:53 EST Goals for August? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43309770 Let's make new plans for a new month. Put your goals in writing here. Have a great month! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 14:19:44 EST Today I set this goal and achieved it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43300110 Create a mini-goal and report back here when you have done it. <BR> Can be anything! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 04:21:09 EST I did this for ME today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43300097 This will be a thread to check into daily for a reminder to take care of you! <BR> Have fun! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 04:17:02 EST My goals for next week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43275241 <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Mon 8/1:1. Do 60 min of water aerobics <BR> 2. Adhere to the cleansing diet (assuming I can afford a cleansing shake) <BR> 3. Drink 8 bottles of water <BR> Tues 8/2: 1. Do 30 min. at Curves <BR> 2. Adhere to cleansing diet <BR> 3. Run more with the horses <BR> Weds 8/3: 1. Do 60 min. of water aerobics <BR> 2. Restrain myself from eating the whole cup of Activia <BR> 3. Take all ... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:04:45 EST 3 Goals per day-Weekly challenge 7/25-7/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43175404 Create 3 daily goals, (can be anything), check back daily and complete the challenge. <BR> You can copy and paste or just edit your post. <BR> Copy the bottom part and click the reply button. <BR> Have fun! <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> 3 Goals per day! <BR> <BR> Mon: 7/25 <BR> Goal 1: <BR> Goal 2: <BR> Goal 3: <BR> <BR> Tue 7/26 <BR> Goal 1: <BR> Goal 2: <BR> Goal 3: <BR> <BR> Wed 7/27 <BR> Goal 1: <BR> Goal 2: <BR> Goal 3: <BR> <B... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 02:38:21 EST Wake up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x43071251 Get out there and just do it. Keep active Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:09:14 EST breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43071100 Did you have a healthy breakfast today? Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:02:56 EST breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43071041 whats for breakfast? <em>106</em> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:59:36 EST Hello Spark Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x43027697 Hi Team Members! <BR> <BR> My name is Lynn. I am a brand new member of the SparkPeople site. My goals are to lose 75 lbs through exercise and better nutrition. Being accountable on a daily basis, having short term challenges to motivate me and sharing this journey with others in the same boat are all my top priorities. I have a lot to learn about this site but am very dedicated. See you all on the boards! <em>67</em> Sat, 16 Jul 2011 23:11:18 EST Weekly Challenge! ME-Time 7/18-7/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x43012842 This week we are going to challenge ourselves to choose stuff that we love, things that makes us laugh or just find a moment to spend with ourselves. As they say on the airplane..."Put on the oxygen mask on your self first, then assist others..." Makes sense! <BR> Ready? <BR> <BR> You can copy the challenge below and paste it or just edit your original post as you go. <BR> You choose. See you there ! <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> ME-Time! <B... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:52:59 EST Today the 5 things I am grateful for are... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x42965044 1. My job. I might not jump for joy every day but I happy it's here to support me financially. <BR> <BR> 2. My puppy, Jersey. She is always there for me whatever is going on. <BR> <BR> 3. The gorgeous weather today. It's sunny and muggy but that won't stop me from embracing today. <BR> <BR> 4. My friends. They support me in so many ways and never judge me. <BR> <BR> 5. Sparkpeople. I would not feel so comofrtable in my own skin without it. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 10:56:56 EST How many glasses/oz did you drink today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42890774 Summer is a wonderful time! Nice and warm, busy and fun....and we often fall behind on our water intake. Just add your number daily and stay accountable and feel much better, well hydrated! Sat, 9 Jul 2011 13:36:57 EST Weekly challenge- week 2 of ME-Time 7/11-715 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42890680 This week we are going to focus on ourselves-ME time, for the second week in a row. <BR> Most of us are always busy helping and taking care of others, family, friends, pets....and very rarely are we doing something that we really choose and love to do. So this week we are going to challenge ourselves to choose stuff that we love, things that makes us laugh or just find a moment to spend with ourselves. <BR> Ready? <BR> <BR> You can copy the challenge below and paste it or just edit your ori... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 13:28:54 EST New weekly Challenge! ME-Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42758740 This week we are going to focus on ourselves-ME time. Most of us are always busy helping and taking care of others, family, friends, pets....and very rarely are we doing something that we really choose and love to do. So this week we are going to challenge ourselves to choose stuff that we love, things that makes us laugh or just find a moment to spend with ourselves. <BR> Ready? <BR> <BR> You can copy the challenge below and paste it or just edit your original post as you go. <BR> You choo... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 03:07:35 EST What are your goals for July? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42726642 Time for a new fresh month and a new chance to make longer term goals! <BR> Are you ready? <em>108</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:06:52 EST MOTIVATION & BOOKS & GRATITUDE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42722142 I just did another blog this one has some good books in it the team may want to check out. Let me know what you think. Linda <em>247</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:59:41 EST 59 and want to be fit!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x42680036 Hello team members, I've just discovered my cholesterol has risen above average - and I don't want it to rise any further. So I'm going to look carefully at my diet and want to start the weight bearing exercises .....next week. Only joking.... tomorrow. Which is why I joined Just Do it. <BR> I live in Australia in the Northern Territory and sit in front of a computer for far too long every day - though I do jump on a mini tramp every second afternoon. If there's anyone out there around my ... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:20:14 EST Starting over-- again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x42672117 I have been with with spark people for almost a year, but I have never posted on the message board. I am or was going well on my new lifestyle and weight loss, but went back to my old ways and gained all the weight back and than some. I am more set than ever to lose this weight, get fit, have a new lifestyle and become more focused on what I got to do. I can't go back to my old habits, it's time for a new me and a total 180 degree change for the better with my weight and way of thinking. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:08:32 EST 3 goals per day-weekly challenge 6/27-7/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42658721 <BR> Hi Team, <BR> Great job with last weeks challenge! Let's do it again! <BR> Copy and paste this post and start creating your weekly goals. <BR> When you update the post you can copy and paste it again and that way your post will be easier to find. Have fun! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> '***************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>************************* <BR> 3 goals per day Weekly challenge 6/27-7/1 <BR> <BR> Mon: 6/27 <BR> My goal #1 today is: <BR> ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:11:43 EST Hello Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x42585653 I am a 38 (for one more month!) year old English Teacher in the beautiful state of Tennessee. I was born and raised in Northwest Ohio, lived in The Sunshine State for 7 years where I taught 10th grade English and worked at Disney World during summers and breakes from school, and now live near Knoxville, Tennessee. I am a HUGE Michigan Wolverines fan! I have a four year old son that is the sunshine in my life. I am sad to say that I have almost 50 pounds to lose, because I NEVER thought I wo... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:57:25 EST 3 Goals per day-Weekly challenge 6/20-6/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42508933 Hi Team, <BR> Last week went very well, let's JUST DO IT again! Choose 3 mini-goals per day. Can be anything that you want to accomplish. Think outside the box and have fun with it. <BR> A great way to stay accountable. See you there! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> '***************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>************************* <BR> 3 goals per day Weekly challenge 6/20-6/24 <BR> <BR> Mon: 6/20 <BR> My goal #1 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #2... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 01:14:48 EST 3 goals per day Weekly Challenge 6/13-6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42387150 <BR> Hi Team, <BR> New fresh week....are you READY! This week we are doing 3 things. Can be anything that you want to accomplish. Think outside the box and have fun with it. <BR> Keep up the good work, awesome team members! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> '***************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>************************* <BR> 3 goals per day Weekly challenge 6/13-6/17 <BR> <BR> Mon: 6/13 <BR> My goal #1 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #2 today is... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 19:54:38 EST My new found HOPE in life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x42369018 Hi...I am 47 yrs old and reside in California. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled across Sparkpeople,com and look forward to being a part of this team. New to messaging/blogging and sharing online when it comes to my weight issue...but slowly learning and doing alot of self-talk just to get this introduction out. I have decided to not hide any longer and reach out. It's been alittle over a year's total time that I've gained over 100 pounds because I believed I had everything under con... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 17:10:20 EST Why I Chose This Team - Just Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x42333866 Struggling to stay afloat after just one week of eating healthy, I decided to just do it: join a team and get involved. Just do it can mean so many things. So for now, I need to say that I have made a decision to just do it - continue on eating healthy and becoming involved with SparkPeople. Thu, 9 Jun 2011 14:59:43 EST Today I will FOCUS on this.... hallenge 6/7-6/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42281975 New, simple weekly challenge. <BR> Post what you want to focus on every day and report back how it went. <BR> Copy this post, paste it in the "reply" square and start creating your Focus-goals. <BR> Sorry for the late posting. This week will be only 4 days, <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Tuesday 6/7: <BR> Today I'm focusing on...... <BR> How did I do? <BR> <BR> Wednesday 6/8: <BR> Today I'm focusing on...... <BR> How did I do? <BR>... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 01:52:13 EST What are your goals for June? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42214642 We do the weekly challenge on a regular basis. Let's focus a little bit further into the future. <BR> This month, what are you going to accomplish? What are you aiming for? <BR> Could be anything. Everything. <BR> Have fun! Fri, 3 Jun 2011 13:10:25 EST Stairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42196045 I walked up 12 flights of steps today Thu, 2 Jun 2011 15:33:35 EST Just joined today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x42192612 Hi. I'm here because I need to be held accountable. :) I don't fad diet, but I waver a lot in my healthy eating choices. I form great habits, but eventually break them. I want to lose weight but need encouragement to actually do what it takes to lose it. I look forward to us helping each other! Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:37:10 EST Five things per day-weekly challenge 5/30-6/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42116125 Hi Team, <BR> New fresh week....are you READY! This week we are doing 5 things. Can be anything that you want to accomplish. Think outside the box and have fun with it. <BR> Keep up the good work, awesome team members! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> '***************************************<BR>**************************************<BR>************************* <BR> <BR> FOUR things a day-weekly challenge 5/30-6/3 <BR> <BR> Mon: 5/30 <BR> My goal #1 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #2 today is:... Sun, 29 May 2011 23:21:13 EST How do I participate in this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x42012238 Hi everyone, please forgive me but this is my first group challenge - how do I post them? Tue, 24 May 2011 10:48:06 EST FOUR things per day-weekly challenge 5/23-5/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41950648 Hi Team, <BR> Just to keep things interesting I'm posting EARLY instead of late this week! <BR> Better do it while I remember.... <BR> Keep up the good work, awesome team members! <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FOUR things a day-weekly challenge 5/23-5/28 <BR> <BR> Mon: 5/23 <BR> My goal #1 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #2 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #3 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> My goal #4 today is: <BR> Met my goal? <BR> <BR> Tue: 5/24 <BR> My goal #1 today... Sat, 21 May 2011 00:32:26 EST Hi! New to Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41926740 Hello! I am new to the team. I pushed myself today and told myself to "Just Do It". I did and ran (with some walking) a little over 2 miles today. So proud of myself! Thu, 19 May 2011 18:10:37 EST Excuse Queen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41898989 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Cory and I've been on the weight rollarcoaster for years. I'm currently 248 and would love love to be under 200. My biggest hurdle is getting started. I don't mind exercising and eating healthy isn't a big deal. My problem is i will get all pumped up and exercise for a week or eat healthy for a couple of days and then get distracted. I need some way of kicking my own butt and keeping it there. I know everyone says once you start losing lbs it's easier to s... Wed, 18 May 2011 11:57:27 EST Day two! haha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41880844 This is my first time using Sparkpeople and I can see how this can be a wonderful, powerful and effective resource! I'm excited to be a part of it and can't wait to explore all the ways I can use this to reach my goal weight! I've got 30 pounds to lose and I am not stopping until I get there! My greatest weapon is only thinking about one day at a time. It helps keep my goals in perspective without overwhelming me. That's how I quit smoking, and I think it will work with this goal too! Onward... Tue, 17 May 2011 14:30:31 EST FOUR things per day-weekly challenge 5/16-5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41847191 Hi Team, <BR> Back on track and I'm posting on the intended day! <BR> Last week, many of you did amazingly well. <BR> Congrats! <BR> Ready for this week? I'll see you on the thread! <BR> Have a great week, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick FOUR goals/day and meet them, report back to the team and your are done. It can be the same goals every day or you can switch. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> FOUR things a day-we... Mon, 16 May 2011 01:25:51 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41810155 Hi everyone, I am Ashley 27 years old, I work for a surgeon as a Medical Assistant. I have been there soon to be 9 years, I started there right out of High school. I am so glad I found this site, seeing all the progress everyone is making gives me a lot of hope, I was quite thin until about 3 years ago the pounds started creeping up on me :( I am now very ready to be where I use to be. I'm not married I live with my Grandma, Aunt & cousin. My Grandma has raised me since I was 3 days old. I wo... Fri, 13 May 2011 20:56:54 EST Cutting back on spark teams! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41598490 Hey team; I have decided that due to the fact that I have way too many spark teams that I am on I have to shorten my list only keeping those that are important to me so I am having to leave this team. <em>253</em> Tue, 3 May 2011 11:32:25 EST FOUR things per day-weekly challenge 5/2-5/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41578425 Hi Team, <BR> A bit late, again. Trying to get this posted Sunday nights...Ready, set GO! <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> Wishing you all a great week! <BR> Take care, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick FOUR goals/day and meet them, report back to the team and your are done. It can be the same goals every day or you can switch. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> F... Mon, 2 May 2011 14:44:09 EST THREE things per day-weekly challenge 4/25-4/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41431682 Hi Team, <BR> Sorry about this late posting! <BR> A very busy week ahead, let's just jump in with both feet and JUST DO-IT! <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> Wishing you all a great week! <BR> Take care, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick three goals/day and meet them, report back to the team and your are done. It can be the same goals every day or you can switch. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:11:26 EST Another new person here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41338221 Hey everyone, <BR> My name is Erika and I am new to this team. I've been on SP since Oct 2010 and have lost 15lbs, run my first 5k, and started some really great new habits for myself. But I'm feeling a little stuck, like I am floundering a bit. So I decided it was time to join some teams. I'll admit, I didn't join any before b/c they are still a little confusing for me, how they work. So many different boxes and forums, I never quite know what to do. I'd love to join a challenge to see if th... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:48:21 EST THREE things per day-weekly challenge 4/18-4/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41276502 Hi Team, <BR> Congratulations to all of you who completed last weeks challenge! <BR> Let's try to complete THREE things per day to help keeping us motivated and achieve success. I have seen great goals being made and achieved during these challenges. <BR> NO EXCUSES, Let's challenge ourselves! <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> Wishing you all a great week! <BR> Take care, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick three g... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 13:29:20 EST Yep...I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41216713 Hello everyone. I'm new to SP and just wanted to drop in and say hey! I'm slowly making my way through everything this site has to offer, which is a lot! Hoping this group will give me the motivation I need to "Just do it"! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 09:33:00 EST Need advice, please?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41212563 Hello my fellow team members! I apologize in advance that this is going to be a little lengthy but I have a dilemma and am trying to get as many opinions on the subject as is possible. <BR> <BR> The situation: I went to re-establish with my primary care physician this week and his practice (in the two years I've been going elsewhere due to insurance coverage issues) has started a weight loss and nutrition program that he wants me to enroll in. The program would consist of seeing a doc, nutri... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 03:00:26 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41194935 Hello everyone, <BR> I joined SP awhile ago, but haven't been using it to its full potential. I thought joining a team like this might help in the motivation department, which is usually there as I start my day but slowly decreases. I am always open to tips and suggestions. I gained a good deal of weight after the birth of my daughter. 7 years ago! About 2 years ago I realized how much my weight had gotten away from me and how it made me uncomfortable. I started at 196 and by simply excercisi... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:03:13 EST Hello team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x41192104 Hello - My name is Shanna and I'm from Ontario Canada. I joined SparkPeople over Christmas break and have enjoyed all the motivation and inspiration I have found on this site. My goal for this year is to get the scale moving in the right direction. I've changed and increased my activity significantly since I joined SparkPeople and eat much 'cleaner' than before, however I still struggle with the fact that the scale is moving as quickly as I'd expected (ok, this is where I have to remind mysel... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 07:41:47 EST TWO Things a day-weekly challenge 4/11-4/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x41130309 Hi Team, <BR> Congratulations to all of you who completed last weeks challenge! <BR> Let's do this again, just 2 things per day to help keeping us motivated and achieve success. <BR> NO EXCUSES, Let's challenge ourselves! <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> Wishing you all a great week! <BR> Take care, <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick two goals/day and meet them, report back to the team and your are done. It ca... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:49:53 EST LOG IN PAGE 1( SPARK POINTS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x41126762 25 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:05:49 EST Daily Doing It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x41001300 I needed to write this down somewhere! Hope I am doing this right. <BR> <BR> Over the weekend, I decided that I am not living up to my potential. I let too many things get in the way of my plans, or I forget about my goals when life gets rough. So, I went out and got a beautiful notebook, read up on Disneyland which I plan to take my little girl to next summer, made some goals which I broke down in to four month, four week chunks. Today is day one of making daily goals towards that end, I d... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 12:34:13 EST TWO Things a Day Weekly challenge 4/4-4/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40995235 Hi Team, <BR> Another great week ahead of us, NO EXCUSES, Let's challenge ourselves! <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick two goals/day and meet them, report back to the team and your are done. It can be the same goals every day or you can switch. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> TWO things a day-weekly challenge 4/4-4/8 <BR> <BR> Mon: 4/4 <BR> My goal... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 08:27:48 EST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40987077 My challenge for all of you is to do a half marathon in your local areas! Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:29:50 EST Life after foot surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40984889 Hello Team: <BR> I have completed my foot surgery, March 14th! Still under doctor's care for the next two weeks. My husband is killing me by cooking for me. Always saying, "you have to eat more than". <BR> I know he loves me, but whenever I inform him that I'm trying to lose weight, it seems like he insists that I eat things that I shouldn't. But anyway, I will be back on track starting tomorrow, April 4th. with exercises and correct eating, especially since I am mobile. <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 18:34:13 EST Bonjour/Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40974973 I've been a member for a while but haven't seriously used the site. I would like to use it more because I think it has some great tools to help me. My goals are to get in shape and loose my final 10 pounds. I have 4 kids and I'd like to get them moving and getting in shape too. I finally stopped smoking 3 weeks ago but I'm afraid of gaining back some weight so any tips to encourage and motivate me would be appreciated. Sun, 3 Apr 2011 09:52:33 EST EMOTIONCON GOYB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x40962421 emoticon on what you did today to get off your butt!!!! <em>315</em> Sat, 2 Apr 2011 16:36:47 EST ASSIGNED BUDDIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x40948140 chelly150-dazzlindancer and tyme2bme-krissyfishnet <em>220</em> vjortega=shellygon321 nik027=rhondalyn36 Fri, 1 Apr 2011 21:10:59 EST A-Z JUST DO IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x40946517 anything from a-z that has to do with just do it Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:43:22 EST MONTH OF APRIL NEW MEMBERS/ NTRODUCE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40946394 Members of April please introduce your self here Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:37:09 EST APRIL BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40946341 any April birthday's please list here Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:34:49 EST I AM PROUD OF ME BECAUSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x40946250 because I am maintaining my goals daily Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:30:09 EST WHERE ARE YOU FROM/WEATHER CONDITIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x40869362 Im from Minnesota and a high of 40 today..nice spring day finally Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:57:14 EST ONE thing a day-challenge 3/28-4/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40837845 Hi Team, <BR> Let's do it again! Last week went great for many, Congrats Team! <BR> Another great week ahead of us, NO EXCUSES, Let's challenge ourselves! <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> <BR> This week it's up to you to pick one goal/day and meet it, report back to the team and your are done. It can be the same goal every day or you can switch. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> ONE thin... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 02:19:43 EST I just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40809155 Hello everyone, <BR> I just joined this team and just started SparkPeople yesterday. I look forward to interacting with all of you and like and "jell" with the concept of this team. <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 40 pounds, exercise regularly and really want to stop taking medication for high blood pressure. <BR> <BR> Best wishes to all of you for a great weekend. <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Mar 2011 16:05:24 EST ONE thing a day - Weekly Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40721446 ONE thing a day-weekly challenge 3/21-3/25 <BR> <BR> Mon: 3/21 <BR> My goal today is: Get back on the track after a sad week off! <BR> Met my goal? Yes <BR> <BR> Tue: 3/22 <BR> My goal today is: A shiny sink when I go to bed tonight and a 30 minute bike ride <BR> Met my goal? <BR> <BR> Wed: 3/23 <BR> My goal today is: A shiny sink at bedtime and 30 min run/30 min bike <BR> Met my goal? <BR> <BR> Thu: 3/24 <BR> My goal today is: Shiny sink and 30 min bike <BR> Met my goal? <BR> <BR> Fri: ... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:25:41 EST ONE thing a day-weekly challenge 3/21-3/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40686586 Hi Team, <BR> This week we'll do a different kind of challenge as I'm feeling spring in the air ( well, the sun is still behind the clouds...) and I for one want shrink some more to fit into my spring clothes. <BR> Time to find the weakest link in our weight-loss routine so we can conquer it. <BR> <BR> And just maybe, the spring dress, yes the one in the back of your closet, will fit better than ever before. Or you might have shrunk so much that it's way to big! Maybe some alterations or a... Sun, 20 Mar 2011 23:09:35 EST i'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40546195 hey everybody i'm jessie; i joined this site a couple years ago but never used it really. i've used other sites for weight loss before which have been somewhat successful, but lately i've gotten off track. i want to be held accountable in a good community of supportive and like-minded people and i've heard this is the place to be! <BR> help me out :) Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:21:50 EST This week I'm staying focused on my goals 3/15-3/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40542719 Hi Team, <BR> This week the challenge will another round on "focus on our goals. <BR> Add something to your week that you need/want to improve and make it happen. <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 03:21:10 EST Almost down a pant size?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40494775 I was getting ready to head to school to drop off a final project and looking for something to wear that wasn't dirty. I picked up a pair of size 22 slacks that I hadn't been able to quite zip up yet. Not without laying on the bed and holding my breath. Today I was able to zip them up no problem, but not quite button them. Woo hoo! Still a tad tight. Another 5-10 lbs. I normally wear a 24 and I still have a pair of 26's that I need to take in. I was really surprised cause I haven't lost any ... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:19:46 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40486732 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm new here and need all the support I can get! My goal is to reach a healthy weight and get in shape so that I can learn to Tango. I'm also French Canadian so pardon my English that is not always correct. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all! Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:41:28 EST Staying focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40403485 Keeping my focus is very important to me. I try to remind myself each day that this diet is for a healthier me. And I try to keep that focus each day. I feel good and I look good, I can't ask for anything more. So my positive note for the day is: Keep your eye on the prize, it will be worth in, to see how you will look and feel at the end of any challenge. Mon, 7 Mar 2011 17:21:22 EST New Weekly Challenge 3/7-3/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40387473 Hi Team, <BR> This week the challenge will be about focus. <BR> Add something to your week that you need/want to improve and make it happen. <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go back to you... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 01:02:18 EST Hi! I am restarting my engine! Need support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40381296 Hi I have been an active member off & on and was on here last year and was doing my thing! I had lost 11lbs toward the end of the year and then gained back 18lbs over the holidays!! Crazy! I was shocked! I knew I had gained..but I didn't think it was more than I had lost. I've had a bit of a time getting back into the swing of things. I've been working out for about a month now, but the food part was not good. I have decided to do what worked for me last all! I have been a memeber year, which... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:28:17 EST did all my goals for week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40227803 I did all of my goals for last week. <em>104</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 12:11:29 EST No Excuses weekly challenge 2/28-3/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40218916 <BR> Hi Team, <BR> Back to basics, no excuses! Let's make this another great week on this weightloss adventure! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go back to your post from the previo... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:57:17 EST Hio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40207370 Hi my name is Liz. I am 21 from Indiana and I just want to do it this time!!! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 15:21:22 EST NEW ME, NEW LIFE, THE BEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40199671 Over a year a go when I started everything look really difficult but today it is a different story. The best I can say I have achieved I lot so far and this is not the end. <BR> I am just in the beginning my whole life now has got a new beginning. <BR> So much to look forward too. <BR> ALL OF YOU OUT THERE KEEP ON GOING LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. <BR> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 08:45:25 EST The "JUST DO IT" Mentality http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40143245 Hi all! I'm Lindsay, and I am new to SparkPeople...just joined last week. I suffer from anxiety and depression, and for many years, the words "Just Do It" were like poison to me. I have extremely low motivation and follow-through, and very few of my friends/family understood. So they'd tell me to get over it, snap out of it, and just do it. It was extremely discouraging. <BR> <BR> In the last few years, I've grown a lot as a person, and have learned how to function pretty well--almost like a... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:50:57 EST New To SP & "Team JDI" (Just Do It) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40142901 Hi There, I'm new here, just signed up yesterday & just trying to figure out how everything works. So far I have figured out the daily nutrition tracker & I really like the way it keeps track of everything we need to watch in order to lose weight. <BR> <BR> I'm actually embarrassed to have to be here, I used to weigh 120 lbs & had a body to die for. Now at 185 lbs, I feel like such a slob. I can't wait to be healthy & sexy again. <BR> <BR> I know it's gonna take the "Three D's" (dedication,... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:34:02 EST I keep forgetting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40110929 To do my spark steaks. Maybe I need to remove myself from them. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 06:35:41 EST go for it now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40108529 I'm new and want to stay motivated Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:02:58 EST Hey, I'm new and want to STAY motivated this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40087926 I am motivated right now and do not want to lose this battle. I don't know if anyone has seen the show "I Used to be Fat" on MTV but I am doing somthing like what they put up at the beginning of the show. It's a large poster size countdown to summer and I made my own. I'm hoping it will help me not cheat everyday,and on days I dont want to exercise I will see it and do it anyway. So if anyone has tips for me on anything else motivating,I would love to hear them!!! I have 100 pounds to los... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 08:08:41 EST Hi I'm New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x40064753 I liked the name of this team because I am a huge procrastinator. I have ALL the necessary tools I need to exercise and make it a part of my daily lifestyle. One day last week, I actually had a "stare-down" with my treadmill. It finally won, but only because I couldn't fasten my jeans earlier in the day! What's up with that? I know I haven't been reduced to accepting that I'm 57, overweight and out of shape because I'm old! So WHY can't I get the motivation to just do it??? <BR> <BR> <em>33... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 10:04:39 EST No Excuses Challenge 2-21 thru 2-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40062834 Theses are my daily goals for this week. <BR> I, Erika, am staying accountable and will post my results for every day. <BR> <BR> I will exercise 30 minutes at least 3 days this week. <BR> I will drink at least 48 oz of water <BR> I will eat within these guidelines: no fast food all week <BR> I will take my vitamins every day. <BR> I will make sure I'll make time for me. <BR> I will copy this post and share the results with my SP friends to help me stay accountable. <BR> Add your own pers... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 08:52:58 EST No excuses weekly challenge 2/21-2/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x40059672 <BR> Hi Team, <BR> Back to basics, no excuses! Let's make this another great week on this weightloss adventure! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go back to your post from the previo... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 03:40:25 EST I NEED SOME HELP STARTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39945073 HELLO EVERYONE. I AM A MOTHER OF 3 AND I AM TIRED OF BEING OVER WEIGHT. ANY ADVISE ON HOW TO START EXERCISING. I WANT TO LOOK LIKE I DID BEFORE THE CHILDREN. I HAD MORE ENERGY. I WANT TO LOOK AND FEEL GREAT. <em>252</em> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 20:05:18 EST TRYING TO GET ON TRACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39944566 I AM HAVING SUCH A HARD TIME GETTING STARTED. I HAVE GAINED WEIGHT OVER THE PAST 7 YEARS AND NO MATTER WHAT DIET PLAN I FOLLOW I GET NO RESULTS. I HOPE SPARKPEOPLE CAN HELP. I AM STARTING SLOW, BUT I AM STARTING. I WILL TAKE ANY ADVISE TO GET ME ON THE RIGHT TRACK. <BR> <BR> I NEED TO GET HEALTHY. THANKS FOR LETTING ME SHARE Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:38:13 EST Happy Valentines weekly challenge 2/14-2/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39902162 Hi Team, <BR> Happy Valentines! A tough week to stay on program but we can do it! <BR> Add your own weekly goal to the list! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go back to your post from the... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:59:49 EST Kentucky girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39899799 Hey there, I have never been as large as I am now and I know the 2 things that have made me this way. First, I quit smoking and gained 45 lbs just like that. Second, I have a very stressful life due to issues with my daughter that never seem to end. I think the second is what keep me from actually suceeding with my weight loss. I have always been a determined person to exercise and try to watch what I eat, but stress will keep me from suceeding every time. I started in Jan 2011 to d... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:54:31 EST Log In Points, Using Emoticons! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x39865827 <em>425</em> <em>444</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 07:34:42 EST High Protien http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39759351 I need help identifying what are some high protein low fat foods I can incorporate into my eating. <em>303</em> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 17:39:38 EST Military Wife wanna be here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39751003 Hi Team members! I am Susan; I am a military wife wannabe (this is the ONLY time I will use the word "wannabe"); I am a member of alot of military wife/girlfriends teams and several bride teams; I found this one because I need support in fulfilling the goal that has been put in front of me. Visit my spark page!!! <em>336</em> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:42:05 EST Fired Up and Ready! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39743474 I am over it! I am tired of worrying about what will fit, what won't, etc.. Today is the day to "Just do It!" Mon, 7 Feb 2011 05:28:37 EST This is MY week-challenge 2/7-2/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39740689 Hi Team, <BR> A new fresh week to make plans and follow through. Let's make it a great one! <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go back to your post from the previous day, press edit, make y... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:56:30 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39682147 Excited to finally loose the weight & keep it off. This is helping me look at my life & make some positive healthy changes. My daughter is in 11th grade & I want to make the most of her last few years at home. I love to hike & ski. My husband & I like to skin up & ski down. We are an active family of 4 that like to spen a lot of time together outdoors. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 10:07:01 EST Healthy Habits for Life 1/31 to 2/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39606661 I, MISSEDIVA, am staying accountable and will post my results every day. <BR> <BR> I will exercise 40 minutes MWF and 20 minutes other days. <BR> I will drink 48 oz of water <BR> I will eat within these guidelines: more veggie servings <BR> I will focus on healthy habits and record my progress here: <BR> I will get 6 hrs of sleep/ night. <BR> I will copy this post and share the results with my SP friends to help me stay accountable. <BR> <BR> Monday 1/31: <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> Today... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:32:32 EST This is the start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39603308 This is day 1 of my weight loss journey. I want to be serious about it. I honestly need to lose over 100 pounds, but i am going to take it 1 day at a time and celebrate all of the small successes. I love this website so far and it seems like it will be just what i need to keep motivated. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:38:30 EST almost 40 and ready to find the thinner me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39602110 Hi all - My name is Kristine, I am a wife and mother. I am turning 40 this year and want to put me first. I want to find the thinner me and become a healthier me also. I have been doing well so far this year. Work has a weight loss contesting going for 12 weeks and that has sparked my competitive side. I look forward to a long and healthy journey with Sparks. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 10:00:20 EST Weekly challenge is here! 1/31-2/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39568813 <BR> Hi Team, <BR> Last went great! Let's do it again! <BR> This weeks focus is on making healthy habits stick and become part of our daily lives. <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go ba... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 03:04:53 EST Cross fit Workout Commercial - Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x39559710 Check out this workout... <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLFunBPgPOo </link> <BR> Sheri Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:00:53 EST I hate to say it, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39545570 I'm finding that I have to cut way back on my Spark teams. I'm having trouble keeping a focus on what I need to be doing, so for now, I will gracefully bow out, with the hope that once I'm on track I will be able to wander back in. I wish you all the best. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 01:04:25 EST HELLO TO ALL INDIANS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39505452 HI THIS IS SHARON FROM BANGALORE..LETS "JUST DO WHATEVER WE FEEL GOOD TO DO TO BE HEALTHY".. I WILL AND EVERYONE WILL JUST DO IT. <em>48</em> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:47:11 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39498453 im new to sparkpeople.com and im looking forward to my journey to a healthier ME! my biggest obsacle is keeping my motivation up. i want to take things slow and have fun in the process. i feel a bit overwhelmed right now, but that's just because the endorphins need to get moving.. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 20:22:09 EST Hi ! Mommy of 2 little ones .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39486080 Hi there every one! <BR> <BR> Just like you I am trying to be my best !! Would like to get back to the pre mommy DAZE!! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:42:46 EST A NEW ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39464830 Hello all. My name is Sharee and after several failed attempts at weight loss I have decided to give SPARKPEOPLE a chance to make a difference in my life. I am looking for a buddy to call on when I feel like failure is near. I am also looking for a buddy to work out and attend the gym with. If you are looking for someone motivated then look no further. A new you in 52 is my goal for the year. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:59:00 EST HELLO MY NAME IS JOVETTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39463486 I am here because i am ready to stop all this insanity! I am a travel nurse in Durango Colorado right now but headed back to Oklahoma in March 2nd week actually. I am hoping this site will allow me to make friends with the same things or similar in their leves and would want to make a new friend....Im afraid this site wont produce what it claims......but in the back of my mind I'm hoping there is all the support it claims... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 13:03:20 EST do-over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39463035 Hi my name is Jen. I'm new to sparkpeople, just not new to dieting lol. I hope to lose about 30lbs and I'm ready to get started! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 12:44:33 EST t http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x39457913 can I have a t? Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:51:24 EST im nrw to this team.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39450091 But u seem to be a motivated group so here I am. <em>30</em> I goin a few of ur chalenges n am loking forward to getting to know some of u! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Remember to....."dance like no one is watching n sing like no one is listening!" <em>185</em> <em>88</em> Learn to fly! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:58:54 EST B please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1023x9091x39435199 B please? Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:28:53 EST Making Healthy Habits Happen for Life 1/24-1/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39422392 These are my daily goals for this week. <BR> I, MISSEDIVA am staying accountable and will post my results every day. <BR> <BR> I will exercise at least 40 minutes Mon, Wed & Sat and 20 minutes of strength on other days <BR> I will drink 48 oz of water <BR> I will eat within these guidelines: less high fat items <BR> I will focus on healthy habits and record my progress here: <BR> I will get 6 hrs of sleep/ night. <BR> I will copy this post and share the results with my SP friends to hel... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:50:22 EST Newbeee! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39419678 Hello Everyone! My name is Kristin, I am 26 years old from VA. I came across this site by accident a couple of weeks ago and it seems as if it was sent from God! :) I am so excited and more determined than ever to make my goals finally happen and happen for good. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:04:40 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39413579 Hey everyone, I'm at a tough crossroads in my weightloss journey and really need the simple reminder to "Just Do It"!!! Also looking for SP friends and mutual encouragement in our goals and healthy habits :) So feel free to add me if you want Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:55:59 EST Just to say Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39410392 Hi, I am so thrilled to be part of the spark family. I am learning my way around the site so It is going to take some time before I can participate full in the groups I have enrolled. Thank you for welcoming me and I look forward to the friendships and support. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:43:48 EST Weekly challenge: Let's make healthy habits happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39395738 Hi Team, <BR> This weeks focus is on making healthy habits stick and become part of our daily lives. <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day, go back to your post from the previous day, press edi... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:08:10 EST New to Spark People...looking for motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39389172 Hi, just joined spark people after reading about it in Shape. I am 35, mother of 4 and I am also a daycare provider. I have about 20 pounds to lose, and would just like to be all around healthier and set a good example for my kids. I guess I joined because with the long days I put in and having four children of my own, I have many excuses to not exercise or eat poorly. I'm looking for a little extra motivation and something to make me a little more accountable for my daily actions! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:20:21 EST MOVE OVER MR. SWEET AN SALTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39381548 DON'T BE FOOLED BY MR. SWEET AN SALTY. HE IS A CRUEL TREAT, YOU WILL RUN INTO HIM WHILE FILLING YOUR BASKET WITH HEALTHY ITEMS AS HE CHARM YOU IN TO TO A CORNER WHERE THE SWEET EMPIRE IS. OR WORST THAN THAT A SOCIAL GROUP HAS INVITED YOU OVER AN THERE ON THE TABLE ARE ALL OF THESE TREATS SCREAMING OUT YOUR NAME. THE ONLY SURE WAY TO GET AROUND THIS IS TOO BE PREPARED. HEAD OVER TO CHOPPED APPLES, BROCOLLI TRAY AND LOAD UP ON FRUITS AN VEGGIES WITH HUMMUS DIP. NOW THAT SHOULD GET RID OF MR... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 13:18:04 EST New to figure out how to DO IT when in depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39371670 Hi. I believe in 'just do it' but have a hard time when I'm in a depression. I can cover my head in bed and isolate in the house. How do you motivate yourself to do fitness when this is something you've always disliked doing? Thanks for your input. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 23:39:47 EST im new here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39348669 Hi. My name is amber and i am new and have no idea what to do?!?!? any help would be nice! I am trying to lose 100lbs and be a healthier, prettier me and all motivations is welcome. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 21:08:45 EST MOM SEEKING WORKOUT PARTNER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39346822 Looking for a workout partner in Colorado Springs. Mom of 4. Membership at 24HR Fitness Sport. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:32:50 EST Michelle D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39335484 I am 40 yrs old and need to get rid of at least 50 lbs. I start & lose my motivation. I'm reading the book & trying to navigate this website. I'm an avid reader and have 2 young children to chase after. Any help in getting me started & keeping me going would be greatly appreciated. I know I can do this!!!! Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:19:03 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39328925 todays my first day here and im excited to be taking these steps to becoming a healthier me encouragement very much appreciated... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:45:04 EST Hi everyone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39321581 Here I am - and I know how I got here! Looking forward to committing to a lifestyle change one small step at a time. Started healthier eating and exercising the first of the year. Have lost 9 lbs so far but have many more to go! I hope to support you along your journey and hope to find support from you also! The past couple days have been a struggle - been doing all those right things but not seeing results on the scale. Have decided not to become a "scale addict" and just do the right ... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:54:08 EST DON'T LET THAT CHAIR HOLD YOU BACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39307453 THE ONLY GOOD CHAIR IS CHAIR USED FOR EXERCISE <em>9</em> THE CHAIR CAN HOLD YOU BACK. I KNOW SITTING IS GOOD BUT WE NEED TO GET MOVING TO REAP THE REWARDS <em>324</em> SO GET UP, GET YOUR MOVE ON. JUMP, SKIP. HOP. <em>318</em> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:41:06 EST New Year, New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39304999 Hi everyone, <BR> I really like the name of this team and it's goals. I've been a member of Sparkpeople since 2009, but got off track and have gained weight again. So, it's time to end the excuses and procrastination! Looking forward to challenges and motivation from this team. I'll be 56 this year and really want to drop 10 lbs. This seems to be a very encouraging and active team, so looking forward to beginning again! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 05:38:16 EST WANT TO SAY I AM HERE FINALLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39288933 IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE -- 55 , MORE AND MORE PROCEDURES-- LATHARGIC DUE TO LIMB SURGERIES-- AND I THOUGHT THE KIDS WOULD HAVE IT TOGETHER BY NOW OR JUST DO IT THEMSELVES....I NEED TO FOCUS ON THIS FOR ME. I'M NOT REAL GOOD AT THE COMPUTER STUFF... I BELIEVE, I WILL DO IT ANYWAY ! HELLO TO ALL ! THANKS FOR BEING OUT THERE. Wed, 19 Jan 2011 13:38:46 EST I'm Doing This for Me 1/16-1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39283993 Theses are my daily goals for this week. <BR> I, Erika, am staying accountable and will post my results every day. <BR> <BR> I will exercise 40 minutes M,W,Sat and 15 minutes other days. <BR> I will drink 6 glasses of water (8oz each) <BR> I will eat within these guidelines: More protein each day <BR> I will do something just for me and share with the team. <BR> I will get 6 hrs of sleep/ night. <BR> I will copy this post and share the results with my SP friends to help me stay accountab... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 10:39:38 EST Hello, New To This http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39262903 Hi my name is Ashley, I'm 24 and I go to Texas Tech University. I enrolled in a gym last week and I'm plan on hiring a personal trainer at next week. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:47:55 EST Going To Do It This Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39259402 Hello everybody: This is the year that I'm going to lose weight, eat healthy and excerise. I am 51 with a husband, 2 adult sons and one granddaughter, who is my joy. I have heel spurs that prevent extreme walking but I will be having surgery to relieve some of the pain and then I will be really walking. I am glad that I found this support system. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:35:35 EST Breaking the late night snacking habit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39250645 Can you give me some ideas on how to stop eating and snacking at night. I really have a problem with this and it's ruining all my good work done during the day. Help!! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 07:05:49 EST Newbee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39219061 Hi all - 1st day and really want and need this to work. I am happy that this time I will not be alone. Off for my walk. All have a great morning. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 01:06:17 EST Hi - my name is Brenda! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39212044 I am trying this out - how is it working for you? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:18:08 EST "I'm doing this 4 ME" Weekly challenge 1/17-1/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39211603 Hi Team, <BR> Last week went really well so let's do it again! <BR> This weeks challenge is focusing on prioritizing ourselves in our busy lives week # 2. <BR> <BR> Enjoy, have fun, see you on the thread! <BR> <BR> Nina <BR> <BR> How to post the weekly challenge: <BR> 1) Copy the whole original challenge post. <BR> 2) Press the reply button and paste the whole thing in the square, add you name and all your goals. <BR> 3) When done, press the "post" button. <BR> <BR> Then every day,... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:59:17 EST HELLO PEOPLE ALL THE WAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39195758 Hi everyone I hope u r all fine n working hard..I am looking for anyone to be my partner for the 30 day shred and SLIM IN 6 I plan to start in FEB Sun, 16 Jan 2011 03:59:00 EST hi im a newby http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39164319 hi , my name is connie i have 4 childeren.i am trying to loose 177 lbs is my goal. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:19:42 EST Time to take control. Any ideas to get me going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39141863 Good evening - <BR> <BR> I am a senior citizen - newly relocated, looking for employment, lots of changes in my life, some good, some not so good. I need to lose 20 lbs. or so, just can't seem to work up the motivation. I would love to hear from anyone who has also gone thru major life changes and how they kept a positive attitude and beat the battle with the scales. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 21:02:27 EST New Year New Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39131045 Just wanted to let you know I am excited about joining the team. I am looking forward to the support of my team members. So thanks to all who will help me with my new journey. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 13:07:01 EST Please Help Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39121703 Hi my name is Rebecca I am a 29 year old married mother of two wonderful daughters ages 25 months and 8 months. There are so many things out there weight watchers, jenny craig, shaklee chinch loss plan, herbal magic etc and so many fitness tapes slim in 6 , turbo jam etc I dont buy into have of these and even if I did I dont have the money to spend on it so what is the best, and safest way to lose these 85 pounds I am carrying Thu, 13 Jan 2011 06:39:42 EST Introducing Smiley Sam :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39120662 HI there just introducing myself as it seemed like a great idea. So I'm 30 years old (turning 31 in April) I used to be really active in my younger years and was in the NZ Army for just over 3 years. I have 3 children and am no longer with their father. I have always shed any weight gained after each child, however with my third child I shed all the weight & 10 kgs extra and when I started studying nursing (career change) my lifestyle changed and I've found it harder and harder to budge any w... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 02:53:55 EST Why I joined...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39120494 Hi I joined SparkPeople because I have had 2 babies in the last 3 yrs & need help losing the baby weight. <BR> I have not been on a date in forever because I feel so gross. <BR> I would love to gain self-confidence again & love myself! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 02:08:03 EST Hello SPARK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39110490 My name is Sarah, I'm a 23 year old mother of 2. I want a BUDDY! I want someone roughly my age with the same goals (15 lb loss, HEALTH!) Maybe even another smoker trying to quit so we could help eachother. I adore people so feel free to send me a message. I also have an anxiety disorder, so any others with such problems feel free to talk to me. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 18:10:26 EST First day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39105866 well my name is Jessica I was recently diagosed with tachycardia, I am 22 years old. they said the healthier i make my heart from nutrition and exercise the better it will get for me, sparkpeople is free, i am a full time college student have a mortgage and bills so here i am. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 15:03:38 EST 20 weeks to get into my wedding dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39102755 Hi everyone, just joined the site, and have been busily reading all your great posts, you are all so inspirational. 'well Im getting married in Gretna Green on the 2nd June, and I have just ordered my wedding dress. Iv just had a baby, and I really didn;t know what size dress to order. Im currently 17 and a half stone, I want to lose at least 3 and a half stone, and need to lose 10 inches from my waist, by my wedding day, then I should fit into my dress. Do you think this is possible, or shou... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:10:31 EST Just joined and already love Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39094765 I joined a few days ago and I'm already impressed with Spark. It's very hard to motivate me and some of the blogs have been wonderful motivators. My issue is SUGAR. I just love the stuff. I haven't eaten anything sweet in 2 days and I actually have a sugar headache. I would love any suggestions that anyone has to get over my sweet tooth. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:56:59 EST Turning 50 was a Wake-up Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39094332 Just like clockwork, I started to need reading glasses at age 40. I began to notice that it was harder to lose weight than it was in the past. Now, at 50, I'm finding it even more difficult. It doesn't help that I sit at a computer all day (and sometime all night!) and that I have an aversion to exercise! But I'm tired of feeling fat, lethargic, and just plain unattractive. I've always suffered from low self-esteem, and this continues to be a problem. While I recognize that losing weigh... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:39:30 EST Just do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x39082500 I am making this change (weight loss) mission for me.I love doing for others and have done it all my life but now it's time for me. Enjoying life and today on My Birthday I am doing me and moving forward Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:35:35 EST Determined and passionate about a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39068977 Hi my name is Janice and i am her to make a change in my life that will be for the rest of my life. I have been with weight watchers on and off for a couple of years. I lost 17lbs last year just by doing it alone not paying the weekly fee. I picked up all but, 7lbs and thought about doing weight watchers on line, but to expensive. I just retired a 1 1/2 years ago and want all my extra money. I googled free weight loss programs and was interested in this site. I enjoy all the offers, but a lit... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:51:45 EST BBAll coach trying to lose weight during the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39039614 Hi guys, I am new here so wanted to introduce myself. I am a newbie who is trying to lose weight after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at age 33. I am trying to do this while also coaching high school basketball which is not easy considering how busy I am during this time of year and how irregular my schedule is. Many late nights watching film and many times eating dinner at 9 to 10 at night, but I am trying and that is what counts for now!! Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:43:36 EST Need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39039359 Hi, I'm on a rollercoaster and need to get off. I've lost and gained weight for so long and would really like to be done with this. I can't do it alone. I'm looking for people who can relate and not judge me. I'm hoping there are others who understand this. Thanks Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:36:13 EST "I'm doing this 4 ME" Weekly challenge 1/10-1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39036647 These are my daily goals for this week. <BR> I, Erika, am staying accountable and will post my results every day. <BR> <BR> I will exercise at least 15 minutes <BR> I will drink at least 64oz of water <BR> I will eat within these guidelines: Only drink water <BR> I will do something just for me and share with the team. <BR> I will get 6 hrs of sleep/ night. <BR> I will copy this post and share the results with my SP friends to help me stay accountable. <BR> <BR> Monday 1/10: <BR> ... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:17:57 EST Hey everyone! Excited to get started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39026780 My name is Michelle Johnson. I'm from Central Illinois and a single mother of 3. I never had to worry about my weight until I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago and well now I have gained weight and can't stand it! Our family is doing a weight loss challenge starting tomorrow for the next 8 weeks and I'm super excited to get started but since I've never had to watch what I ate before, this is a new challenge to me. So I found this site from a facebook friend and thought I would check it out. Loo... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:29:06 EST "I'm doing this 4 ME" Weekly challenge 1/10-1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x39012698 Hi Team, <BR> This weeks challenge is focusing on prioritizing ourselves in our busy lives. <BR> I, for one, love to involve myself in others and put myself last on the list.I like to think of myself as a kind person but I also realize by focusing on others I don't have to deal with my own "stuff". I often have to think hard before I post daily about what "I did for me today" and that should be an easy question to answer! Can't live my life for others only. If you would like to see a specifi... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:13:05 EST hello everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x39005783 well i have joined,and feel very positive. <BR> want to loose weight <BR> Want to feel like a human doing,not a human being!! <BR> So need new friends,instead of food, and lots of encouragment. <BR> so, thanks for being here. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 08:52:21 EST JUST DOING IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5527x9091x39001035 I am just doing it, one slip up but sticking to my goals. I just feel like I am spinning my wheels and feeling impatient for results! Can someone give me advice? I feel anxious and don't Wang to screw this up,I want to change my whole lifestyle. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:22:55 EST Hi Team! Here to rekindle my Spark. No Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38996472 Hi Team... <BR> hope all of you had a wonderful holiday! my name is Diana. I am back after a 5 month hiatus. <BR> <BR> What motivated me to return and specifically join this team is because i am done with making excuses for not exercising. how do i go from waking up at 4 am to workout for almost an hour everyday to total inactivity? yes my gym closed down and being out of work for almost two years is a recipe for a tuff time but then... i come here and read some incredibly inspirational stor... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:03:58 EST This is MY year :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38995770 I'm a busy mom of 4 who really needs to get her butt in gear (and gone)....lol. I want to be a better and healthier example to my kids so they don't grow up with the same weight issues. This is MY year as I turn the big "4-0" on Monday. Not sure how to feel about it yet but I'm sure it will be all good :) Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:35:36 EST Hi everyone I'm Samantha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38994754 New to spark here just found this on internet today and it looks really helpful and fun. My name is Samantha I am 36 and from MO. I am looking to meet friends as well as lose this excess weight I have gained since 2000. Would appreciate all the support I could get and I will do the same and help you. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 18:49:20 EST Hello fellow sparkpeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38964662 Hi, I'm Sarah. <BR> <BR> I'm 32 years old, live on the northside of Chicago, married and mom to twins born May 22, 2009. <BR> <BR> I've struggled with weight issues my whole life, and am ready for a major change. I'm currently in the pre-op program for Gastric Bypass surgery, and my nutritionist suggested this website. I'm very excited to get started and meet other people with similar goals. <BR> <BR> See you around the boards! Fri, 7 Jan 2011 13:52:28 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38937703 My name is Jamie, and my family and I moved here recently from Colorado. I grew up in Concrete, East of Mt. Vernon. I jumped on to this website for support, as I am now stalled at 174 pounds. I want to lose anything from 30-40 pounds more. I recently lost 95 pounds. Honestly, the only secret to weight loss is portion control, reading EVERY label before buying the food, and remembering that the goal is more important instant gratification of Taco Bell. I never ever ever eat sugar, soda (NONE),... Thu, 6 Jan 2011 14:24:34 EST Hi Everyone! I'm on my fourth day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38933157 Hello fellow spark people members -- i love this site and i cannot wait to get closer and closer to my goal. :) -christine Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:44:59 EST Resolved to get Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38917890 I've had a couple of serious crisis in my family since Christmas of 2010. My niece passed away from diabetes, and now my brother is gravely ill with bone cancer. I feel this is a wake-up call for me to get up and do something for myself, or the next one will be me. Also, very sad right now..... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:03:59 EST hell everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38908408 hello everybody.. my name is Lissa and one of my goal this year is to weight at least 138 my actually weigh is 156.. This new year i want to look HOT Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:46:16 EST Quote and Question of the Day - Jan 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9091x38899543 Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. <BR> ~E.P. Whipple <BR> <BR> What was a good book your recently read. <BR> <BR> The Brave by Nicholas Sparks Wed, 5 Jan 2011 09:44:14 EST Hello to all advice needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38883896 Just registered to this site. Found a pamphlet at my doctors office and said yes i could stand to lose a few pounds im not getting any younger ( or thinner). While I am not overweight this is the highest I have been without being pregnant and I am just not happy with myself. Needing advice from others who understand my "medical condition" on what to do to obtain my goal. For starters: I have Hypothyrodism. I have gained 30+ lbs since diagnosed in 2003. I do have a bad back due to an injury at... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 18:59:54 EST I am going to do it this time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38874296 I am so tired of being tired, and I want to feel better, I really think that if i lose this weight and excercise I will feel so much better, have so much more energy oh yeah and of course i will look better. I would love to be able to just pick something out at the store that i like, instead of thinking will this fit, or how fat will it make me look. So hello everyone, and good luck to all. Happy New Year. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:43:27 EST New to Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9091x38872558 I'm new to this site, but everything that I see so far is exciting. I was formerly a Weight Watchers member but had to quit the program. Since then I have gained back some of the weight that I'd lost, but I'm not giving up....my goal is to succeed and I know that I can do it. I'm really excited that I found this site and I think that it will help me regain my momentum. Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:43:53 EST