SparkPeople SWEET HOME ALABAMA Team Messageboard ANYONE FROM ALABAMA!!! Calling all Alabama and Auburn and In Between Fans to join us in losing weight while having fun. Lots of support! SparkPeople SWEET HOME ALABAMA Team Messageboard In 2018, I want to finally do... from my lists of things to do <BR> <BR> What is the thing you finally want to do that you have been saying one day I will Mon, 25 Dec 2017 20:43:58 EST team bonus points are back <BR> We've created a new page for Team Bonus Points that is linked off of the SparkPoints task list. Here's a link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>bonus_points.asp </link> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:14:38 EST changes coming to sp 3/7 if you have any comments or concerns you can leave them on the blog link <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328900 </link> Mon, 6 Mar 2017 20:09:59 EST resolutions 2017 are you making any resolutions, carrying any over from past years or going in a new direction with your life Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:04:29 EST December Angel wings challenge In the movie, It's a wonderful life, every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings <BR> <BR> each day, please post a person who in your eyes today earned their angel wings and if you want to share why, please do. this could have been the result of a phone call or person to person encounter Thu, 1 Dec 2016 04:22:14 EST November BLESSINGS CHALLENGE Every day for the month of November, please post your blessing for that day.. one post per day <BR> <BR> Every now and then i will in a challenge to give another person a blessing from you. I will give you headups to that Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:59:48 EST Spark People Premium Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up that we have a new feature, SparkPeople Premium, launching tomorrow! This new option will change nothing about the current site, which will continue to remain completely free. It's just an additional option for those of you looking for more from your SparkPeople experience. <BR> <BR> Look for a new blog to be posted tomorrow with all of the details. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <link> Mon, 1 Aug 2016 16:19:00 EST change on SP starting tomorrow 7/13 SP Coach Jen announced this change <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to give you a heads up about a new header that will be launching on the site tomorrow. <BR> <BR> The menus will work in basically the same way, except that there are a few new options like videos and challenges. Hopefully these changes will help you access the features you use even more easily! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:16:28 EST Changes on your spark page Most of you have noticed SP look different today <BR> <BR> here is the delayed post on this <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp?imparent=39049316&amp;imboard=1 </link> Wed, 18 May 2016 14:03:22 EST share your Best and Worst for 2015 share your best and worst things for 2015 Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:49:49 EST new challenges on your SP page <link><BR>st=check_out_sparkpeoples_new_challenges </link> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:46:34 EST More additions to the spark points page Hello <BR> <BR> Today we added the ability to receive SparkPoints for liking friend feed items, team wall posts, and blogs. This is a new SparkPoints task listed under the community section of Daily SparkPoint Challenges. You can receive 1 point per like, up to 5 per day. <BR> <BR> We also added SparkPoints for commenting on someone’s team wall post. These points feed into the existing Post to SparkTeam and Message Boards challenge also under Community in Daily SparkPoint Challenges. Wed, 6 May 2015 14:24:23 EST Mobile chat now availabe to all members Hi everyone <BR> <BR> When we launched our redesigned apps a few months ago, we added a mobile chat forum so that members could ask questions and get support through the app. Until now, the mobile chat forums were only available through the app. <BR> <BR> We decided to change that so now members can post in these mobile chat forums either through the site or through the app. <BR> <BR> - <BR> <link><BR>ity.asp </link> <BR> <BR> The mobile chat f... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:05:52 EST CHANGE to SPARK PAGE Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the total SparkPoints for the day over to the right side of the page under Step 1. It will still be very visible and still serve as a good reminder to spin. <BR> <BR> To access your team bonus points, you will have to scr... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:10:36 EST Recent changes to Sparks For those who have not seen t this. <BR> <link><BR>st=a_note_about_recent_sparkpeople_cha<BR>nges </link> <BR> <BR> It was mentioned on another group there is no area for comments.. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:15:02 EST Changes coming to SP next week <link><BR>i_75tw& </link> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:01:42 EST hello ,my new friends my name is Brenda I am from Trafford ,Alabama and I cant wait to hear from some of you and how and what you do to stay on track to help me out ...will take help from all of you ..I am having to do this by myself and boy it is hard ...thanks for you time and good luck and keep up the good work to all of you Mon, 3 Feb 2014 23:15:00 EST Redesigned Nutrition Page This was posted by Coach Tanya about the changes on the nutrition page that happened today <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest i... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:42:10 EST new welcome guide and 500 sp points On another team, someone posted this below. I looked though the new way of doing the sight when they first changed it, but found this interesting to do a quick review today (& get 500 points!). Also they talk about a way to help your TEAM get points! I just found this last week! I make sure to get us all point each day! It's in step 3 of the new start page... <BR> <BR> TEAM BONUS POINTS: <BR> Selecting and rewarding your favorite teams with our Team Bonus Points section in Step 3 on the S... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:26:24 EST changes coming to SP on the 21st Oct <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:44:05 EST Question for Aug 22nd over Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:14:00 EST Today Sun Aug 4th is International Forgiveness Day <BR> <BR> Who is the one person you would love to forgive Sun, 4 Aug 2013 14:41:19 EST Today Tues July 30 closed Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:39:51 EST Today Sunday July 21st Is National Ice Cream day <BR> <BR> what is the one flavor you you always find yourself going for Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:59:30 EST New features on fitness tracking <link><BR>st=new_feature_calorie_ranges_based_on<BR>_fitness_tracking </link> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:08:19 EST 4th of July Tomorrow is 4th of July and a lot of people have off. Are you planning anything special. are you lucky enough to also have a long weekend Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:26:35 EST changes to your SP points page For those seeing the changes to the points system on SP, here is an article on the changes made <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=simplified_sparkpoints_and_more_of_<BR>them </link> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:15:39 EST Question for June 27 What is the one best piece of advice you've received? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:31:54 EST Question for june 24 What is one thing you miss about being a kid? Mon, 24 Jun 2013 09:58:51 EST Hey y'all! Hey, <BR> I live in Lamar County with my husband and our six year old son. We moved here from Virginia six years ago and LOVE it. We couldn't imagine living any where else and wish we would have moved sooner. <em>30</em> <BR> RTR!! <BR> Scarlett Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:32:54 EST Question for June 15th Today is World Jugglers Day not the type of juggling with oranges or apples. <BR> <BR> – what do you juggle in your typical day Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:10:52 EST Question for June 13th Where’s your favorite place to shop? Is it near you or do you have to travel? this is the one place you always have to go No specific item Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:58:37 EST today June 12th is National peanut butter cookie day <BR> <BR> What is your favorite type (not brand) of peanut butter, crunchy or smooth Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:03:50 EST today June 10th is National Iced tea day. <BR> <BR> Sweet or unsweetened <BR> <BR> what is your favorite type of tea (black, green, flavored) Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:28:17 EST national donut day today June 7th is National donut day. WHat is your favorite type of donut Thu, 6 Jun 2013 21:03:14 EST Egg day It is egg day – how do you like your eggs? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 11:30:18 EST National Rocky Road Day Today is National Rocky Road Day – tell us about a time in your life you were on a rocky road and what you did to find a clear path. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 09:05:17 EST Today Sat June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day,] <BR> <BR> National Go Barefoot Day <BR> <BR> National Flip A Coin Day? <BR> <BR> So go barefoot today, flip a coin but most importantly say something nice to someone. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 11:48:01 EST National fruit and veggie month June is national Fruits & Vegetables Month – what is your favorite fruit and favorite veggie? Sat, 1 Jun 2013 09:52:48 EST Question for 5/30/13 If you could be/do anything you wanted to be/do “when you grew up” what would you be/do? <BR> <BR> Are you doing now what you had hoped to do when you grew up Thu, 30 May 2013 10:30:27 EST What would you change Other than your weight, what is the one thing you would change about yourself. Wed, 29 May 2013 10:25:35 EST neighbor day Today is Neighbor Day – What do you do to welcome a new neighbor in your neighborhood? Has anyone ever done anything special for you? Sun, 19 May 2013 11:05:40 EST National Etiquette Week National Etiquette Week is this week – what is your biggest etiquette pet peeve? Fri, 17 May 2013 11:07:33 EST National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Yes folks that is today.. Is your favorite chocolate chip cookie made from scratch, slice and bake or purchased already made in the store Wed, 15 May 2013 12:03:24 EST Eat what you want day Today is EAT WHAT YOU WANT day. So, if you could eat anything you wanted what would it be? Sat, 11 May 2013 15:29:52 EST Train Day Today we celebrate TRAIN DAY – have you ever ridden on a train( not a subway mass transit city type train)? If so, from where to where? Thu, 9 May 2013 11:28:04 EST National No Socks Day It’s NO SOCKS day – if you aren’t wearing socks then what is on your feet today? Wed, 8 May 2013 10:13:46 EST National Tourism Day Today is National Tourism day – where is the one place you would you love to be a tourist? Tue, 7 May 2013 09:08:13 EST Hi i am from cullman I am looking for someone local to be my walking buddy. I need someone one to keep me motivated and to help push myself to stick with it. Mon, 6 May 2013 22:28:21 EST National Honesty Day Today we celebrate National Honest Day. Has being brutally honest ever bit you back? Tell us a story. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:55:06 EST National Dance Day Today Monday April 29th is I National Dance Day – what type of music do you like to dance to? Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:42:07 EST It's National Penguin Day It’s National Penguin Day – name something that is black & white (other than a penguin). Sat, 27 Apr 2013 11:45:33 EST What you did for make a difference day Sunday I posted the thread about make a difference for someone. Did you do anything special to make a difference in someone's life. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:51:58 EST Monday April 22 It's national jelly bean day. What is your one favorite flavor of jelly jeans Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:38:04 EST Make a dfference day Tomorow Monday April 21 is Make a difference day <BR> <BR> Try to do something special to make a difference in a person's life tomorrow, preferably a stranger. Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:16:50 EST Earth day giveways Earth Day (April 22nd) is a great day to appreciate and celebrate our beautiful planet, but it's also a day to take advantage of some really great freebies. Here are some of the free things we found that will be available on and around Earth Day this year: <BR> <BR> <BR> Free Coffee at Caribou Coffee <BR> Bring in a reusable mug or tumbler to your local Caribou Coffee location and get rewarded with a free cup of coffee on Earth Day, April 22nd. <BR> <BR> Free Packet of Seeds from Pottery B... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 10:14:40 EST National Sibling Day Do you have any siblings. How many' <BR> <BR> Are you really close to them Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:58:46 EST Lion or lamb How did March end up weatherwise where you live Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:23:41 EST April fools Day Are you the one who pranks someone or the prankee Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:22:55 EST Easter treats What is your favorite treat for Easter Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:31:39 EST Monday March 18 Today is National Potato Chip day <BR> <BR> What is your favorite flavor of chips Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:45:30 EST Today March 17 St Patrick's Day Today is St Patricks day <BR> <BR> 1. HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE SAINT PATRICK'S DAY? <BR> 2. HAVE YOU EVER FOUND A FOUR LEAF CLOVER? <BR> <BR> 3. WHAT DO YOU EAT ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY? <BR> <BR> 4. WILL YOU WEAR GREEN ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY? <BR> <BR> 5. WILL YOU GO TO A ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE? <BR> <BR> 6 WILL YOU DRINK GREEN BEER OR STOUT? Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:31:30 EST 5 new recipes from the upcoming new SP Book If you did not order the book, here are five recipies SP is sharing in advance of it's release <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?cookbook=735402 </link> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:43:07 EST Today 3.14 is national pi day Remember from math days Pi equals 3.14 <BR> <BR> What is your favorite round item Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:13:38 EST Today Monday March 11 Today Middle Name Pride Day! What is your middle name? Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:04:47 EST Today March 9 It’s National Crab Day—what’s your favorite crab dish? Sat, 9 Mar 2013 20:47:23 EST Today March 6 Today is National Frozen Food day (March is Frozen Food Month) <BR> <BR> What is your favorite frozen food (you can name the company who makes it as well as the product itself) Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:14:44 EST Today March 4 Is National Poundcake Day <BR> <BR> What is your favorite flavor or poundcake and what toppings do you like most on yours <BR> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:43:46 EST Question for 3.3.13 If you were to chase rainbows, what would you wish to be at the end of one you caught? Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:32:57 EST Today March 1st Based on where you are now, did March come in like a lamb (quiet and normal) or in like lion (weather that is crazy for your area now) Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:10:18 EST today is Presidents Day who is the one US president you would love to have met/meet in person and what would be the first question you would ask them <BR> <BR> If you live outside the US, if you want to substitue a chancellor, prime minister, etc, please do so Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:57:03 EST Valentine's Day Do you have any special plans for today or perhaps you will be lucky enough to be part of a long weekend since Monday is President's day Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:25:52 EST How many hats do you wear we all have lots . share how many you have going on in your life i.e. mom,dad, son, daughter, taxi-driver, etc. What are some of the "hats" you wear? Fri, 8 Feb 2013 18:18:43 EST Today Feb 7 Today is National Fettuccine Alfredo Day <BR> <BR> What's your favorite creamy pasta recipe? Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:26:40 EST Today Feb 3 Today is Super Bowl Sunday <BR> <BR> Three questions today <BR> <BR> Will you be following the game (not going to ask who you are wanting to win) <BR> <BR> Will you be eating healthy foods as you watch or traditional pizza, wings, etc <BR> <BR> or Will be watching the commercials only <BR> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 11:37:51 EST Today Jan 31 Today is SDRAWKCAB Day- so make sure you turn your shirt inside out (or something). Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:31:59 EST Today Jan 29 It’s National “THANK YOU” month – share a public THANK YOU here to a special person in your life. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:26:43 EST Today Jan 28 January is National Soup Month – What is your ONE favorite soup Just one please. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:32:57 EST Today Jan 27 Yum! It’s Chocolate Cake Day What is your favorite type of icing on your favorite type of chocolate cake <BR> <BR> IF you are not a fan of chocolate cake, your turn will come soon with yellow, white and other types of cake. So please hold off until then thanks Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:40:10 EST today Jan 26 Today is Spouse’s Day – celebrate by telling us about your spouse. or SO <BR> <BR> If not married, with SO, tell us about your favorite former spouse /SO Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:29:12 EST Today Jan 25 Today is “Fun At Work” Day – what do you do to have fun at work <BR> <BR> If you no longer work, what was the fun thing you did when you did Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:16:09 EST Today Jan 24 Ha ha ha ha – it’s BELLY LAUGH Day – Tell us your best (clean) joke! Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:35:09 EST Today Jan 23 Today is National Pie Day – what is your ONE all time favorite? If you are not a fan of pie, your pastry will come up one day Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:42:11 EST Today Jan 21 Today is National Hugging Day – if you could huge ANY ONE (anywhere, living or deceased, famous or infamous LOL) who would it be? <BR> <BR> The answer should only be one person living or dead Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:45:42 EST Today Jan 20 Yummy Yummy CHEESE Day! Everything is better with cheese! What is your favorite cheese and your favorite way to eat it? Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:28:09 EST Today Jan 19 It’s POPCORN day! What is your favorite popcorn topping? Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:15:33 EST Today Jan 18 Today is Thesaurus Day – what is your favorite word? Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:58:10 EST Today Jan 16 It’s National NOTHING day. If you were to do “NOTHING” what would you do? (yes, it’s a trick question) Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:10:19 EST Today Jan 15 Today is National Hat Day – what kind of hat do you think you look best in? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:31:57 EST today Jan 14 Today is National Organize Your Home Day – what room in your house needs it the most? Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:38:13 EST Today Jan 12 It’s WORK HARDER day – what do you wish you could “work harder” on? Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:34:03 EST today Jan 11 Today is Secret Pal Day – have you ever been a secret pal? Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:16:54 EST Today Jan 10 It’s Peculiar People Day – where is your favorite place to “people watch” Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:05:35 EST Today Jan 9 2013 It’s National Static Electricity Day – what is your solution to crazy hair, stuck socks, and little shocks? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:46:46 EST Today Jan 8 2013 It’s Bubble Bath Day – are you a bath or shower person? Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:37:08 EST today Jan 7 2013 It’s Old Rock day – what oldie but goody song do you love to rock out to? Mon, 7 Jan 2013 09:20:53 EST Today Jan 6, 2013 Cuddle up day! Fill in the blank: When I relax and unwind I cuddle up with a Sun, 6 Jan 2013 09:43:26 EST today Jan 4, 2013 t’s Pop Music Chart Day – What is your favorite pop song? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:29:42 EST Today Jan 3 2013 It’s Drinking Straw Day – what is your favorite drink to sip through a straw? Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:39:44 EST 2013 Goals/Re olutions 2013 is almost upon us. This thread will become where we check off things accomplished throughout the year. <BR> <BR> Instructions. Decorate your box as much you desire, then post your goals/resoltuions for 2013 in it. If you decide to do this month by month, please do not do a separate thread <BR> <BR> Whenever you achieve something, go to your box, use the edit button and then update it is acccomplished. Sorry you will not get the points for editing but at least all your information is i... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:02:31 EST New Years Day traditions Do you have any special tradtitions you do on New years day Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:45:06 EST Plans for welcoming in 2013 how will you welcome in 2013 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:44:44 EST What is the one gift not received Other than financial and job security, a house, good health and weight loss,friendship/love what is the one material gift you would have loved to received for the holidays but did not <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:58:02 EST Today Dec 18 Today is National Bake a Cookie day. What is your favorite cookie to bake. (Cookies purchased made do not count for this, sorry) <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:55:23 EST Question for 12/16/12 Today is Chocolate Covered Anything Day! What is your ONE favorite chocolate covered food Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:04:57 EST Today Dec 9 Question 2 Today is national pastry day <BR> <BR> what is your favorite pastry Sun, 9 Dec 2012 13:45:24 EST Today Dec 9 Question 1 <BR> This is a two part question <BR> <BR> Today is Christmas Gift Memory Day, a time to remember the all-time favorite Christmas gift you received and what happened to it. <BR> <BR> What about the gift you are most glad you gave, and can you top it this year? Sun, 9 Dec 2012 13:44:51 EST Roll Tide Go Bama! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:02:12 EST MEMORIES ABOUT TERESA <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150746 </link> <BR> <BR> Marcus her husband continues to keep UNSTOPPABLES page updated Please stop by and share memories about her on the page Sat, 1 Dec 2012 08:20:06 EST New team leader Since Teresa's passing in Sept, this group has gone totally silent. <BR> <BR> Would love to see some activity back on it, if just introductions from members. <BR> <BR> Pam Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:50:51 EST Just want to say helo My name is Bill, i`m 50 years old. I join SP about 2 weeks ago. There is a lot of info on here that really helps. I weighted in again today and have lose 5 more pounds. That put my weight at 245, that gives me 25 lbs total. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:04:50 EST RIP Theresa Unstoppable CAN'T BELIEVE THIS AT ALL, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO SAY IT, AS FAR AS WHEN THIS HAPPENED ONE OTHER TIME WE ALL LEFT ANGEL WINGS, I CAN SAY NO MORE, PLEASE JUST CHECK OUT HER PAGE, AND MAY SHE REST IN PEACE, I AM IN TOTAL SHOCK BUT HEAVEN TRULY HAS ANOTHER ANGEL. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>STOPPA BLE%5F </link> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 08:55:56 EST Saturday Football Anyone watch the games. The SEC had some good games. We welcomed the 2 new teams with some hard fought games and a good thrashing. Jackie <BR> <BR> Yea Alabama !! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:30:32 EST RATE YOUR MOTIVATION TODAY! (1--10) RATE YOUR MOTIVATION TODAY! (1--10) Sat, 8 Sep 2012 18:37:30 EST DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FOOD TODAY? DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FOOD TODAY? Sat, 8 Sep 2012 18:36:35 EST DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FITNESS TODAY? DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FITNESS TODAY? Sat, 8 Sep 2012 18:36:01 EST DID YOU DO YOUR STRETCHING TODAY OR YESTERDAY? DID YOU DO YOUR STRETCHING TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Thu, 6 Sep 2012 18:43:34 EST Roll Tide! How many of you Alabama fans watched the game. It was exciting from start to finish. Hope we can keep up the good work. Bama 41- -Buffalo 14. <BR> Jackie <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>321</em> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 18:48:43 EST Hi All, Hi All. <BR> I just joined your team. I live in Montgomery and a BIG ALABAMA FAN ! but there are some Auburn fans in the family too. I watch all SEC teams play on Saturday. Football is here for another season.Good luck to both teams. Jackie <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>281</em> <em>321</em> Roll Tide Roll! Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:30:35 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Alternating Dumbbell Rows (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Alternating Dumbbell Rows Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:38:51 EST (BACK EXERCISES) Lat Pulldowns w/ Resistance Band (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Lat Pulldowns with a Resistance Band Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:38:29 EST (BACK EXERCISES) Seated Row with Resistance Band (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Seated Row with Resistance Band Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:38:04 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Dumbbell Rows (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Dumbbell Rows Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:37:40 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Barbell Rows (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Barbell Rows Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:37:16 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Barbell Pullovers (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Barbell Pullovers Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:36:51 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Barbell High Rows (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Barbell High Rows Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:36:26 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Dumbbell Pullover (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Dumbbell Pullover Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:36:03 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Side Plank (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Side Plank Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:35:37 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Bird Dog (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Bird Dog Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:35:11 EST (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Hip Bridge (DAILY-BACK EXERCISES) Hip Bridge Sat, 25 Aug 2012 13:34:45 EST leaving team I have joined to many teams and don't feel I am doing right by the team by not being active in discussions. I don't feel I am giving you all my best. I am stressing myself out over it and that does none of us any good. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:38:29 EST I need suggestions and help if possible PLEASE. I am in real danger of losing my son, my house and living on the streets. My car broke down and I have no family to help. I only make $36.00 a week and my husband is disabled, but we don't have his disability yet. I get child support that barely pays my mortgage. I need help and have no place to turn. My neighbor was suppose to check my fuses in my car, but that has not happened yet. I have until August 17th to get my car fixed. The stress is killing me... literally I have had a headache ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 15:14:43 EST COUNT BY 3's COUNT BY 3's Sun, 8 Jul 2012 04:52:57 EST ABC...DOUBLE LETTER WORDS ABC...DOUBLE LETTER WORDS Sat, 23 Jun 2012 19:59:28 EST ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "Y" ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "Y" Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:09:38 EST ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "T" ABC...WORDS THAT END WITH A "T" Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:09:07 EST TRIVIA TODAY? HOW DID YOU DO? TRIVIA TODAY? HOW DID YOU DO? Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:59:36 EST DID YOU READ/SHARE A SPARK SECRET TODAY? DID YOU READ/SHARE A SPARK SECRET TODAY? Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:59:02 EST DID YOU TAKE A QUIZ TODAY? DID YOU TAKE A QUIZ TODAY? Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:58:25 EST DID YOU READ A SPARK ARTICLE TODAY? DID YOU READ A SPARK ARTICLE TODAY? Sat, 16 Jun 2012 21:57:46 EST Just starting to become the better me Hi all. I am Beth and from the North Eastern Birmingham area. I need help. I need encouragement... I would like to find some of you that are close to me.... I have several health issues and my weight is a major factor. I have started to change my eating habits many times and started exercising many times but then I lose my motivation... I think if I had a group of people to encourage me it would be easier... sort of an accountability partner or partners would really be helpful. As you all se... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:04:01 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO THE HELICOPTER FOR 5 MINUTES (DAILY) LET'S DO THE HELICOPTER FOR 5 MINUTES Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:18:59 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 BOOTY KICKS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 BOOTY KICKS Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:15:12 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LYING ABDUCTION (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LYING ABDUCTION <BR> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:59:38 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LYING SINGLE LEG RAISES (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LYING SINGLE LEG RAISES Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:59:20 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 ISOMETRIC BICEPS HOLD W/TOWEL (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 ISOMETRIC BICEPS HOLD W/TOWEL Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:58:59 EST DAILY-LET'S DO 20 ISOMETRIC SHOULDER HOLD W/TOWEL (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 ISOMETRIC SHOULDER HOLD W/TOWEL Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:58:36 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 DUMB-BELL CURLS DAILY) LET'S DO 20 DUMB-BELL CURLS Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:04:46 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 WALL SITS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 WALL SITS Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:02:46 EST ROLL TIDE <em>285</em> Evryone questioned if they should have played LSU and they answered with a blow our of 21-0 Alabama. I knew you could do it and you proved who the BEST is !!! ROLL TIDE Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:43:18 EST (DAILY) TEAM HUDDLE STREAK (DAILY) HUDDLE W/TEAM STREAK Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:49:35 EST (DAILY) LOG-IN STREAK (DAILY) LOG-IN STREAK Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:48:58 EST (DAILY) 10 MINUTE FITNESS STREAK (DAILY) 10 MINUTE FITNESS STREAK Tue, 20 Dec 2011 13:48:16 EST COACH NICOLE'S TURKEY BURNER WORKOUT? COACH NICOLE'S TURKEY BURNER WORKOUT? Sun, 4 Dec 2011 03:17:25 EST COUNT BY 10's COUNT BY 10's Mon, 7 Nov 2011 20:42:31 EST COUNT BY 100's COUNT BY 100's Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:53:32 EST LOVE LIVING IN ALABAMA? GIMME A WOO HOO! LOVE LIVING IN ALABAMA? GIMME A <em>244</em> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 19:17:42 EST LAST FRUIT OR VEGGIE? LAST FRUIT OR VEGGIE? Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:31:44 EST ~EMOTICON~HOW YOU FEEL TODAY?!? ~EMOTICON~HOW YOU FEEL TODAY?!? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:54:30 EST WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW? WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW? Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:53:18 EST IN YOUR NUTRITION RANGES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? IN YOUR NUTRITION RANGES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:29:00 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 HIP FLEXORS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 HIP FLEXORS Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:23:59 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 BACK EXTENSIONS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 BACK EXTENSIONS Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:23:31 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 BRIDGES (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 BRIDGES Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:23:03 EST (DAILY) MODIFIED PLANK (DAILY) MODIFIED PLANK Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:22:31 EST SEPTEMBER 2011 GOALS Do you have any goals for the month of September? Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:18:42 EST DID YOU TAKE A WALK TODAY OR YESTERDAY? DID YOU TAKE A WALK TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Mon, 22 Aug 2011 23:16:22 EST DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FOOD TODAY OR YESTERDAY? DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FOOD TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:31:52 EST DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FITNESS TODAY OR YESTERDAY? DID YOU TRACK/LOG YOUR FITNESS TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sun, 21 Aug 2011 19:31:21 EST COUNT BY 5's COUNT BY 5's Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:08:44 EST ABC...4 LETTER WORDS ABC...4 LETTER WORDS Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:07:40 EST COUNT BY 2's COUNT BY 2's Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:06:40 EST BREAKFAST TODAY? DID YOU EAT BREAKFAST TODAY? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:48:19 EST LOVE SP?...THEN POST IT! LOVE SP?...THEN POST <em>252</em> Sat, 30 Jul 2011 05:38:57 EST (DAILY) LET"S DO 20 BICEP CURLS (DAILY) LET"S DO 20 BICEP CURLS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:34:25 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 TRICEP CURLS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 TRICEP CURLS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:34:00 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LEG LIFTS-ANY TYPE (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LEG LIFTS-ANY TYPE Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:33:32 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LUNGES (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 LUNGES Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:31:30 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 SQUATS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 SQUATS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:30:59 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 JUMPING JACKS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 JUMPING JACKS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:30:25 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 SIDEBENDS (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 SIDEBENDS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:30:02 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 TOE TOUCHES (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 TOE TOUCHES Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:29:26 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 SITUPS &/OR CRUNCHES (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 SITUPS/CRUNCHES Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:29:03 EST (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 PUSHUPS-ANY TYPE (DAILY) LET'S DO 20 PUSHUPS-ANY TYPE Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:28:35 EST (DAILY) LET'S MARCH IN PLACE 5 MINUTES (DAILY) LET'S MARCH IN PLACE 5 MINUTES Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:28:07 EST IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE TODAY OR YESTERDAY? IN YOUR CALORIE RANGE TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:27:18 EST 5/8 FRUITS & VEGETABLES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? 5/8 FRUITS & VEGETABLES TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:26:08 EST 8 GLASSES OF WATER TODAY OR YESTERDAY? 8 GLASSES OF WATER TODAY OR YESTERDAY? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:25:31 EST DID YOU EXERCISE TODAY? DID YOU EXERCISE TODAY? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:23:10 EST 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT? 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT? Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:22:36 EST sHaRe A hUg...JuSt BeCaUsE sHaRe A hUg...JuSt BeCaUsE Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:20:38 EST SMILE...IT'S CONTAGIOUS SMILE, IT'S CONTAGIOUS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 01:18:05 EST THINK FOOD & EMOTICON! THINK FOOD & EMOTICON! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:57:08 EST THINK FITNESS & EMOTICON! THINK FITNESS & EMOTICON! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:56:18 EST ABC...GALS NAMES ABC...GALS NAMES Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:55:03 EST ABC...GUYS NAMES ABC...GUYS NAMES Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:54:23 EST ABC...3 LETTER WORDS ABC...3 LETTER WORDS Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:49:46 EST VICTORIES...LET US CELEBRATE WITH YOU! VICTORIES... <BR> Weight Lost, Stayed in calorie range, Exercised, Healthy Foods, etc <BR> <BR> <BR> LET US CELEBRATE WITH YOU!!! Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:45:53 EST (DAILY) HUDDLE CHALLENGE (DAILY) HUDDLE CHALLENGE Thu, 28 Jul 2011 16:46:46 EST AUGUST 2011 GOALS List your August mini-goals here Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:16:06 EST Needed A Leader here As of August 1st I will be stepping down. Please let me know if you like this job and I will add you before I step down. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:10:29 EST Have you Huddle here today? <em>248</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:54:32 EST Did you get your 8 hours of Sleep? <em>248</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:51:24 EST Did you workout today? <em>248</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:48:55 EST Did you get 6 / 8 glasses of water today? <em>248</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:47:01 EST Did you Eat your Fruits & Veggies today? <em>248</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:44:27 EST Did you have Breakfast today? <em>248</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 02:42:41 EST CO-LEADERS NEEDED COME JOIN ME HERE AT THE TOP. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:44:42 EST Looking for one A Virtual Spark Buddy I guess we can start placement by indicating on this thread the following: <BR> <BR> Screenname: <BR> Age (optional): <BR> Name or NickName (optional): <BR> Why would you like a buddy: <BR> What are your weight loss goals? Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:30:23 EST Where Do This Team Go From Here? <em>220</em> <em>227</em> Tell and our Team what would you like to see here. This will better help me to go on here as your leader and will help this Team grow. Thu, 7 Jul 2011 13:51:13 EST Daily SparkPoints Bonus Spin 5 Wed, 6 Jul 2011 14:39:38 EST Monthly Challenges everyone set it Add Challenges start today. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:22:51 EST Weekly Challenges Stop and Add Yours WALK <em>313</em> <em>311</em> <em>342</em> 1 hr a day - 5x a weeks. <BR> <BR> RUN <em>57</em> <em>312</em> 1 hr a day - 4x weeks <BR> <BR> FITNESS MOVEMENTS <em>315</em> <em>216</em> <em>416</em> <em>417</em> <em>418</em> <em>401</em> <em>402</em> <em>403</em> <em>404</em> <em>406</em> <em>415</em> <em>68</em> 30 MINUTES UPTO 1 HOUR per day. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:21:17 EST Daily Challenges- EVERYONE ADD here too. WATER <em>91</em> DRINK UPTO 8 GLASSES <BR> <BR> SLEEP <em>102</em> UPTO 6/8 HOURS <BR> <BR> WALK <em>311</em> 30 min. <BR> <BR> <BR> Huddle on the team Huddle every day <BR> Stretches before and after exercise Core <BR> Share the support with someone that needs support and lend an ear. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 13:10:21 EST Team Alabama! CHALLENGES & GOALS: CHALLENGES & GOALS: let help out team mates here. Let set CHALLENGES & GOALS: for each Team here and have fun. <BR> Let's start July 10th and end with the last day of the Auburn and Alabama football season. <BR> Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:52:46 EST Team Auburn! CHALLENGES & GOALS: CHALLENGES & GOALS: let help out team mates here. Let set CHALLENGES & GOALS: for each Team here and have fun. <BR> Let's start July 10th and end with the last day of the Auburn and Alabama football season. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:49:59 EST SHOUT OUT Sweet Home Alabama What AREA are you in? <BR> <BR> I'm in Auburn. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 12:01:19 EST SHA-Welcome Newbies! Tell us something about yours To our New friends <em>213</em> and <em>235</em> . We love to welcome you here so <em>303</em> <em>227</em> Tell us something about yourself. I am Ms.J and S.H.A. is glad to have you here. Wed, 6 Jul 2011 11:54:18 EST Home is where the Auburn Tigers roar!!! Ok, I guess you now know which team I love. I moved to DeFuniak Springs, FL about 5 years ago. I'm from Enterprise. I go "home" every week to take care of my elderly mother. I moved down here to be close to my grand children. I'm planning on moving back in the next few years. I miss "home" so much. <em>33</em> Can't take the magnolia's out of this girl!!! If theres anyone from Enterprise, Level Plains, Daleville, Ft Rucker or Clayhatchee on here...PLEASE contact me. Ya'll have a wonderli... Fri, 13 May 2011 22:54:22 EST Happy Easter! Happy Easter! Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:49:51 EST Go Crimson Tide Hello Alabama, I am from Chicago but both of my parents are from alabama and half of my familt still lives there. I love Alabama <em>250</em> <em>285</em> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:32:40 EST Happy New Year! Happy New Year! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 10:10:05 EST 2011 January Resolutions I'm sure we have all been looking at ourselves and setting our goals for 2011. Remember, slow and steady wins the race! <BR> <BR> My January Resolution is to stay with in my calorie range and record all my food. I have been slack about that lately and it really is important. <BR> <BR> Anyone else care to share your resolutions? <BR> <BR> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 22:58:27 EST Good by 2010, Hello 2011 and long range goals I have spent some time going over my year, good and bad. And I must say, God has been good. He has helped me through the bad times and turned them around. Life is good. <BR> <BR> For 2011 I have set some personal long range goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Get my house re-organized (DD has moved things back in) and clear out the last of MIL's things <BR> <BR> 2. Lose the weight I have gained since MIL got ill and finally reach my goal <BR> <BR> 3. Bike 200 miles per month <BR> <BR> 4. Walk/hi... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:12:02 EST 2010 December Resolutions WooHoo. I did well in November. Stayed on my nutrition program (except Thanksgiving Day) and got my exercise in almost every day. I did miss some of my work days. It is hard to work it in when you end up working 14 hours. <BR> <BR> Now, for December. I am going to keep up my strict nutrition going, get my 30 minutes of exercise daily, and get at least an hour of family time every day. No TV, no computer, no video games, no cell phones. Just time re-connecting with each other. <BR> <... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 15:37:12 EST 2010 November Resolutions I hope everyone did well with their October resolutions. Can you believe Thanksgiving is almost here? This is the hardest time of year for most of us. It is getting cooler, we exercise less, and seek out our comfort foods to warm us up. <BR> <BR> My November resolutions will be to continue my strict nutritional tracking, make sure I get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day. I really need to concentrate on increasing my strength training. <BR> <BR> Ok, fess up. Where are you needin... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 09:43:16 EST Shining Safely 5K Bike Race! :) Not sure if any of you live in the North Alabama region; however, if you do, and you want to come--please let me know!! <BR> <BR> Do you need a way to get moving this coming Saturday? The answer should be, YESSS!!! :) <BR> <BR> Join the Kappa Delta's at UAH for our 2nd Annual Shining Safely 5k Bike Race! <BR> <BR> This race is held in honor of our late Sister, Sarah Chapman, who we lost in a car/bicycle accident on September 15, 2008. We immediately took action in her memory and set up the... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 10:01:58 EST 2010 October Resolutions I am so sorry I let the resolutions fall by the wayside. Sometimes life just gets sidetracked. It is time for me to get back in the swing of things, so I am starting October a bit early. The holiday eating season will be here before we realize it. Now is the time to prepare. <BR> <BR> My October Resolution is to stick strictly to my nutritional guidelines. DH and I have a 7 day trip planned the first week of October, that will be a real challenge. <BR> <BR> Come on everyone, let's ge... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 02:17:22 EST 2010 June Resolutions Here it is, almost the middle of the year. My how time flies. I did pretty well with my May Resolution. Didn't get the entire house organized, but did get 2 rooms a week, which was my goal. With the weather getting warmer (well, for most of us anyway) I am in the mood to do something outside. My goal for June will be to get 30 minutes of cardio outside every day I don't work. This will be in addition to yard work, which is work, but not very cardio for me. I am also going to have to ge... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 13:16:32 EST New to this site and to Valley, AL Hello all, <BR> <BR> Not really sure what to post on here but one of my friends in TX had introduced me today to this website. So little about me, I'm originally from VA, lived in Daytona for 7 years, met my hubby who's from Beulah and moved to AL in 2008. We have 3 kids together and I'm trying to find people in my area to maybe go on a walking group with just to meet new people and get me away from my kids for a few minutes. Hope this works! Wed, 5 May 2010 16:08:14 EST 2010 May Resolutions Here it is once again. The start of a new month and time for new resolutions. I have begun the deep cleaning of my house that I "plan" to do every year. My resolution for May is to actually finish it. <BR> <BR> For my resolution, I will do at least 2 rooms every week, closets, drawers, under furniture, get those things tossed that I really don't need any more. The Civitan's are having a yard sale May 22nd and have a storage room to keep the things in, how perfect for getting rid of eve... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:10:15 EST 2010 April Resolutions I can't believe I forgot the resolution thread. I am having way to many Senior Moments these days. <BR> <BR> For April (at least the rest of it) I will get 30 minutes of cardio every day. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 23:20:59 EST New here and from Tuscaloosa... I was introduced to Sparkpeople about a couple years ago by someone I used to work with and I have finaly got to a point that I am ready to dedicate myself to healthy living and serious weight loss. I know I can not do this on my own so I am also looking for the support to do this. Which is why this feels like the best place for me! Can't wait to get to know everyone and continue my progress! I started my weight loss diet last Monday and cant wait to meet my goals! Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:44:38 EST 2010 March Resolutions Can you believe it is March already. It will be spring before we know it. I hope everyone did well with their Feb Resolutions, now it is time to start thinking about spring. I really need to start tightening up all those muscles that have not been used much this winter. <BR> <BR> For March I will do my strength training at least 3 days a week, and walk 2 miles every day. <BR> <BR> Come on everyone, let's get ready for those swimsuits. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 08:03:04 EST 2010 February Resolutions Here it is, February already. I do hope everyone has done well with January Resolutions. January was unusually cold for just about everyone. I was certainly glad I didn't chose an outdoor activity for that one. Perhaps February will be better. <BR> <BR> For February I will continue my strength training 2-3 days a week and make a stronger effort to stick to my nutrition recommendations. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:42:03 EST I'm new and I'm hooked This is so much easier that I thought. I never realized that the things I was eating were so bad, keeping up with it in the nutrition tracker really helps. And today I'm excited because my jeans right out of the dryer fit like I have worn them for two of three days and stretched them out. Woo Hoo Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:34:14 EST My 2010 "Big Picture" goals A post on another forum about walking 500 miles got me thinking (not always a good thing). While we are making our monthly resolutions, perhaps we should have a Big Picture of where we would like to accomplish by the the end of the year. <BR> <BR> Here is my "big picture" so far: <BR> <BR> Cycle 2000 miles (37 per week) <BR> Walk 540 miles (10 per week) <BR> Lose 20 pounds by June and maintain <BR> Finish painting my house <BR> Decorate the living/dining room <BR> Master my new mid-arm and ... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 19:01:23 EST 2010 January Resolutions Here we are at the end of another year. My how fast they are flying by. Once again I resolve not to make yearly resolutions, but rather will continue to make my monthly ones. I find them much easier to remember and stick with. <BR> <BR> My January 2010 resolution will be to do strength training 3 days a week (more when possible). I will also continue with my cardio for 30 minutes daily. There it is in writing. <BR> <BR> Who will care to join me? <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2009 19:18:49 EST December Resolutions Here it is the beginning of December and time to make our last resolutions of the year. My December resolution will be to stay within my calorie range every day. It will be difficult and require planning, but I will do it. <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Dec 2009 22:25:46 EST Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving my friends. May you have a great day and safe travels. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 17:18:00 EST military exercise buddy? Hey I was wondering if there were any of the Montgomery team who are military wives that need an exercise buddy. <BR> I was thinking I live in Wetumpka near the toll bridge/East Montgomery and I'm only like 20 min from Gunter where my husband works and the base gym is there and FREE, I should be using it! When it's FREE, I really have NO EXCUSES don't you think? So I am looking for another military wife who would like to work out in the early morning from 8:30am on. <BR> I have looked at zu... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:38:42 EST Montgomery Alabama Relocated to Montgomery Alabama 2 years ago. Wed, 11 Nov 2009 20:34:52 EST November Resolutions We are so very rapidly approaching the end of the year. I know we are all getting busy preparing for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we should not forget our exercise. This month I will continue to keep within my nutrition guidelines, and also get at least 30 minutes of exercise daily. Sat, 31 Oct 2009 19:05:47 EST October Resolutions We are rapidly approaching the end of the year and that means the toughest holidays are almost here. For my October Resolution I will stay within my calorie recommendations. Even on days I exercise and can eat a bit extra. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 00:13:21 EST Sunday Weigh In I have lost 10lbs. I am totally wowed! I can't believe it. I am motivated to do more. Look out world I am coming out! <em>244</em> Sun, 20 Sep 2009 18:20:11 EST Hello From Piedmont! I am a 47yr old wife,mother and grandmother. I am obese(I hate that word). I have been with Sparkpeople about a month and half. I am doing good so far. I have lost 9lbs on my diet and fitness program. I am trying to stay positive and motivated. I am seeing my medical doctor once a month for checkups, also he has set me up with a nutritionist. She wants me to lose 25lbs by Halloween. I am trying not to stress about it. Taking it one day at a time. I want to get healthy so I will be around to s... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 20:30:28 EST Hello from the Dothan/E terprise Area Hey everybody! <BR> <BR> I have been a member of Sparkpeople for 3 months. I have made a lot of new friends here. I hope to add some of you as friends. Have fun today and come visit my sparkpage. Fri, 11 Sep 2009 22:43:46 EST September Resolutions Well, here it is, the last day of August. School is starting back, football has started, and the holidays will be here before you know it. For September I am going to increase my exercise. I will continue to get my 30 minutes cardio every day, with 1 hour 3 days a week. I will also get strength training 3 days a week. I have really been lax on my strength work and need to get back to it. Mon, 31 Aug 2009 21:55:17 EST August Resolutions Can you believe it is August already. I hope everyone is doing better with the monthly resolutions than we usually do with New Years resolutions. <BR> <BR> For August I will ride my new bike 20 miles a week, in addition to the miles we get on the tandem. <BR> <BR> Ok, come on everyone, make those resolutions. Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:18:02 EST July Resolutions I could have sworn I posted this yesterday, but here it is now. We are half way through the year. I think I did well with my June resolution (do something nice for someone daily), but you would have to ask others to see if I was successful. I did attempt it daily. <BR> <BR> For July I am going to revisit one of my previous resolutions that I have let fall by the wayside. I am going to continue my 30 minutes of exercise daily and also take 30 minutes for ME. Slowly the amount of time re... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:01:08 EST July Daily Challenges Hard to believe that tomorrow is July 1st. June really went fast. This will be where we can post what we are doing. Feel free to share your routines and favorite exercises. God bless, ginny Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:21:34 EST Weigh In Friday's Ok, thought I'd start this thread to let us keep up with what we are doing each week. <BR> <BR> Friday I had lost a few ounces down to <BR> <BR> 146.8 (I admit I have gained since Christmas and now I'm getting serious about getting it back off) Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:30:37 EST New to Andalusia! Hey everybody! I just moved here on June 3rd from the chilly state of Michigan and am loving it down here. Going to be attending LBWCC in the fall. I was just wondering if anyone knows about any upcoming events or teams in the area. Besides for my fiance, I really don't know anybody so if anyone is looking for a fitness buddy, I'm eager to make friends! =) Mon, 22 Jun 2009 20:41:13 EST June Challenges 1. Drink 10 glasses of water. <BR> Water is very important as summer is here, 91 today <BR> * Did you know ice water burns more calories than <BR> tap water? <BR> <BR> 2. Walk out side, try to get 10000 steps today <BR> 3. Cardio 60 minutes <BR> <BR> 4. Eat 2 fruits and 2 veggies <BR> <BR> <BR> 5. Get some fiber today <BR> 6. Try to add calcuim to your diet today <BR> * They say calicum blocks fat assortion. <BR> <BR> 7. Strength <BR> a. Crunches 30 <BR> b. Standin... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 08:23:22 EST June resolutions It is that time again, lets plan our June resolutions. I have taken stock of my first five and am doing well at keeping them so far. My June resolution is not going to be about me I am resolving to do something to help someone daily. It may not be anything large, perhaps just help problem solve, or some encouragement. <BR> <BR> Remember, it takes 3 weeks to form a good habit. These resolutions are only for one month, after that they should be habits and easier to maintain. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 00:02:24 EST pics from the GA Tandem Rally in Athens DH got the pictures uploaded to his flicker account, here is a link. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2157618749974597/ </link> Wed, 27 May 2009 14:52:37 EST Exercise : Where do I begin Exercise: Where Do I Begin? <BR> <BR> "A bear, however hard he tries, <BR> <BR> grows tubby without exercise." <BR> <BR> ~ A.A. Milne, the author of Winnie the Pooh <BR> <BR> Perhaps you haven't exercised in a l-o-n-g time. <BR> <BR> Maybe your schedule at work or home demands too much of your time or you simply fell out of the routine. I have good news for you! If you haven't exercised in months, a year or longer -- it's never too late to begin making fitness a part of ... Thu, 21 May 2009 10:00:31 EST Some tips that have helped me Hey Everyone! <BR> I’m trying to get in shape and stay in shape this time. Growing up I never thought I would have to worry about my weight b/c as you all know I was skinny. Well in the past couple years I’ve slowly started putting on the pounds. I don’t know what happened but on January 14th something triggered me to want to loss weight. That day I weighed 152lbs. Today I weight 135lbs. (Lost so far 17lbs) (Actually I weighed myself this morning and it said 134 but I don’t count it unti... Mon, 18 May 2009 12:12:59 EST Teammember of the week, IBLEVNHIM I'd like to congradulate IBELIVNHIM on becoming teammember of the week for this week. Her name was sent in for nomination by a couple of people. <BR> <BR> Sha has been an active member of our team for a long time. She has been on sparkpeople since Janurary 2008, being a member of 14 teams. She is the leader of one team "Parents of Infants" <BR> <BR> Tammy always has good, supportive post, and I am so glad to call her my friends and teammember. <BR> <BR> Please go by and congrats her... Wed, 13 May 2009 09:38:50 EST CALLING ALL TUSCALOO SANS!!!! Just in case you didn't know, there is a SparkTeam JUST FOR US. :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>osa </link> <BR> <BR> The team has been pretty inactive lately, but I just signed on as a new Admin and I'm ready to get things ROLLING!!! <BR> <BR> There is a new Daily Chit-Chat thread for members to touch base with each other on a day to day basis, and also I'm trying to get together some GROUP MEETUPS or "SparkRallies" as they call them so that we can spread t... Tue, 12 May 2009 18:05:31 EST Teammember of the Week, MAPGIRL I'd like to congradulate MAPGIRL on becoming teammember of the week for this week. Her name was sent in for nomination by a couple of people. <BR> <BR> She is a new member having joined only a few teams. <BR> <BR> Please go by and congrats her and make her feel welcome to our team. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 14:07:23 EST Hello from NE ALA, Valley Head Hey everyone, I've just got out of nursing school and during the time I was at school I gained 50 pounds now its time to take back my life and my body. I need all the help I can get. Sat, 2 May 2009 11:54:10 EST Clean and Funny Jokes and videos Here's a good blonde joke, they always make me laugh. <BR> <BR> Enjoy <BR> <BR> BLONDE GOING TO HOUSTON <BR> <BR> THE PLANE IS ON ITS WAY TO HOUSTON WHEN A BLONDE IN ECONOMY CLASS GETS UP AND MOVES TO THE FIRST CLASS SECTION AND SITS DOWN. <BR> <BR> THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT WATCHES HER DO THIS AND ASKS TO SEE HER TICKET. SHE THEN TELLS THE BLONDE THAT SHE PAID FOR ECONOMY CLASS AND THAT SHE WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE BACK. <BR> <BR> THE BLONDE REPLIES, "I'M BLONDE, I'M BE... Fri, 1 May 2009 20:41:57 EST May "Daily" Challenges Team I think we had more interest when it was a day by day challenges, so as of today I'll post every morning. <BR> <BR> 1. Walk 2 miles or run around your house 3 times <BR> 2. Eat 2 fruits and 2 veggies , or drink 3 glasses of juice <BR> 3. Touch your toes 30 times or 15 jumping jacks <BR> 4. Sing or recite a poem for your own enjoyment <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day. God bless, Ginny Fri, 1 May 2009 13:35:29 EST May resolutions Here it is, the start of a new month. I must admit I haven't done well with my stretching, more everyother day than every day, but I am feeling better. <BR> <BR> My resolution for May is to continue my 30 minutes daily cardio and increase to 60 minutes 3 days a week. I will also be more diligent with my weight training 3 days a week. <BR> <BR> Come on everyone, let's hear yours. It is just for 1 month, you can do this. Fri, 1 May 2009 09:06:56 EST April Challenge March has left us and April has rolled in with both rain, winds and now chilly weather. Who am I fooling, it's COLD. But it will be warm again very soon. <BR> <BR> For this week here's our work out. <BR> <BR> 1. Cardio at least 45 minutes, 60 is better <BR> 2. Eat 3 fruits and 2 veggies <BR> 3. 2 items of fiber <BR> <BR> 4. Strength <BR> a. Wall push ups 30 <BR> b. Hammer curls 30 <BR> c. Lateral arm raises 30 <BR> d. calf raises 30 <BR> e. squats 30 <BR> f. touch toes 30 <BR... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 08:42:05 EST April resolutions Here it is, the first day of a new month. Time for another resolution. I must admit I did not do well with my March (stretching every day). I stretched, but not as much as I would have liked to. I think I need to work on this one for another month. <BR> <BR> For our new members, this is not a team challenge (but if you want to use a team challenge as your resolution, feel free to do so). Instead of a bunch of new years resolution, we are making one monthly resolution. I think they ar... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 16:44:58 EST Getting started today in NE Al...Roll Tide! Hi, Im Tara! I am in NE Al..Gadsden/Boaz Area! <BR> I have been a spark member for a while just havent used the tool. I have been given a diet plan to follow by my endocrinologist. <BR> I am married and have 3 little girls. <BR> I am looking forward to being a member of this team. <BR> Thank you! Wed, 1 Apr 2009 11:46:06 EST Yoohoo..... Hi Everyone ~ <BR> <BR> In the past 6 weeks or so I've drifted away with some personal stuff.I noted on my SP that at the end of Jan my husband lost his job, and has been knocking on every door in our state, and neighboring states and to no avail is still jobless. <BR> <BR> I took time off to be his motivational supporting general wife as he puts it. I didn't realize how hard it was to ALWAYS be positive 24/7 LOL. <BR> <BR> Anywhoo....while on my little "hiatus" I met my first goal of 5... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:52:27 EST March Challenges Lets do this for the week..... <BR> <BR> <BR> . Water, drink at least 56 oz a day (it's harder for me to drink water as much in the winter) <BR> <BR> 2. Put on your pedometer and get moving. For weight loss you need 10000, so let's all get 10,000 steps a day. <BR> <BR> <BR> 3. Cardio, beginners 30 minutes, non-beginners 60 minutes. <BR> <BR> 4. Relax for at least 30 minutes everyday <BR> <BR> 5. Comment on at least one blog, one page etc. <BR> <BR> 6. Calcium, can you stay with... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:06:41 EST March resolutions Here it is the end of February already. Where is the year going? It is time to think about our March resolutions. I have managed to keep my Jan (eat 5-6 times/day) until I got my braces, but still doing pretty good, and my Feb (30 minutes exercise daily) with only 2 exceptions. Remember, if you consciously do something for 21 days it becomes a habit. Now for March ... <BR> <BR> For March I will do stretches (or yoga) everyday. I have noticed I am getting stiffer as I get older and real... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 20:04:39 EST Did you wear RED yesterday? Yesterday was the 6th Annual National Wear Red Day and I do hope that most, if not all of you participated in this great cause. Bringing awareness regarding women and heart disease to the forefront is one way we can change the path in which our country and we, as women, are headed. <BR> I wore red, did anyone else? <BR> Paula Sat, 7 Feb 2009 09:37:41 EST February Challenge Guys I'm so sorry for my absent but I think all can understand. <BR> <BR> I think today is going to be to cold to be outside, so <BR> <BR> 1. Do 30 minutes of cardio <BR> 2. 45 minutes strength training <BR> 3. Watch your calorie intake <BR> 4. Stay with sodium range and get some protein <BR> 5. Leave a spark message on someone's page <BR> 6. Welcome a new member in with a goodie. <BR> <BR> Two more days and Ithink things will back to normal at my house. Keep praying for us. Go... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 20:18:15 EST February Resolutions OK, we have worked on our January Resolutions for a month now. I hope everyone has been able to keep them. Now it is time to add our February Resolutions to the list. <BR> <BR> For February I am going to do at least 20 minutes of exercise daily. I will alternate strength on even days and cardio on odd days. This one will be tougher than my eating habits were for January. <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 23:33:43 EST Hello from Thorsby I just joined the team today and i am really excited to be appart of this community <BR> <BR> Cant wait to get to know all of you <BR> <BR> Amy Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:04:33 EST Little known places to visit We now have the RV back and all repaired. We would love to start taking the grands around the state and visit little known places. Anyone have any places you really love? <BR> <BR> One of mine is Monte Sano state park in Huntsville. Nice quiet camp sites, lots of places to walk and ride bikes. Just a short ride into Huntsville for dinner or shopping. Sun, 25 Jan 2009 11:12:37 EST Hello from Gulf Shores. ROLL TIDE!!!! Hello, everyone! New to all this weight loss help. I have always tried to do it in my own and end up right back where I started. I am a 39 yr. old wife and mother of four girls. I am expecting my first grandchild this year. I want to lose 50 pounds but most of all want to enjoy activities with the family instead of always being too tired to do anything. Hope to hear from some of you. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:09:56 EST Hello From Elberta Hello, <BR> Wanted to join your team also, seems everyone is very involved here. I started SP Jan. 1, 2009 and started with my own team, don't know if I'm doing any justice for them. Maybe not a team leader. Anyway i still need friends for motivation. This was my first week on my diet and I LOST 4 POUNDS <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Glad to be here.... <em>252</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 18:14:58 EST January Goals Well I've been here for a year and done fantastic, if I do want to toot my own horn....but it was my first holiday season and for that I'm having to say, not so good. <BR> <BR> I did gain a few pounds more than I wanted too. I had lost so I could gain say 5 pounds and it wouldn't throw me out of my weight area and I have gained 8 pounds, so now it's time to get serious and take those 8 pounds back off. <BR> <BR> Am I discouraged? No, because I anticipated the goodies that would be ever... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:19:57 EST Diet tips With the beginning of a new year, lets take time to post some tips that have helped us towards our goal. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite is to only eat at the table. Not in front of the TV, not while I cook, not as I pass thru the kitchen. Even snacks are placed on a plate and eaten with determination. I eat 5-6 times a day, small meals and snacks, so I eat about every 2-3 hours. It is much easier to tell myself to just wait, you get to sit down and eat in xx minutes. <BR> <BR> Lets hear so... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 10:15:06 EST January Challenge New Year, New Month, New start <BR> <BR> Friday, Saturday and Sunday <BR> <BR> 1. Get 60 minutes of cardio ---take advantage of <BR> this warm weather to walk <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 64 oz water <BR> 3. Do 45 minutes of relaxation today <BR> 4. Eat 2 fruits and 3 veggies <BR> <BR> 5. Exercises <BR> Calf raises 60 <BR> Touch toes 30 <BR> Crunches 60 <BR> side bends 60 <BR> lateral raises 30 <BR> hammer curls 60 <BR> <BR> If you can't get it all in do what you can and build back up... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 10:21:01 EST Happy New Year! January goals Here are my goals for January. <BR> <BR> 1) Eat 6 meals/snacks thruout the day <BR> 2) Eat more fruits and vegetables <BR> 3) No eating after dinner <BR> <BR> What are yours? Thu, 1 Jan 2009 10:17:09 EST Hey from Birmingham Hey everyone! I joined SP in 2006, but never really took it too seriously. I never joined any teams or posted much. I lost a lot of weight last year, but it is slowly creeping back up. Yesterday I decided to do something about it, so here I am! This is a fun and very informative site. Any encouragement or advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Jeni Tue, 16 Dec 2008 11:21:05 EST Hello from Sylacauga DH and I live in Sylacauga, but I work in Talladega. I love to quilt and do just about any type of crafts. We have 2 tandem bikes (mountain and road) and DH rides a single as well. He bought me a single mountain bike for Christmas so I guess I will be hitting the trails as soon as it warms up and dries out a bit. <BR> <BR> beverly Sun, 14 Dec 2008 09:37:21 EST December Challenge Guys I'm so sorry I've been MIA. But lets get going again today, and forward. I'm back on track, how bout you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Get 30 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> 2. Drink 64 oz water <BR> 3. Do 45 minutes of relaxation today <BR> 4. Eat 2 fruits and 3 veggies <BR> <BR> 5. Exercises <BR> Calf raises 30 <BR> Touch toes 30 <BR> Crunches 60 <BR> side bends 30 <BR> lateral raises 30 <BR> hammer curls 30 <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I dropped back but maybe less will kick start ... Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:52:33 EST Hello here I grew up in the Huntsville area. Just south of Huntsville actually. I live in *whispers* central Florida. I know...Eeewwww! I am only about an hour and a half south of the evil gatornation. So as you can see I need a health dose of Alabama! This is my first official post on SparkPeople and I am looking forward to meeting new people who are on the same weight loss journey I am on!! <em>247</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2008 21:15:18 EST Hello Hello Hello... and Roll TIde! Hello all you sports fans! Just joined this team. I have been a member of Sparks People for over a year but just now came out of the woodworks. Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:53:38 EST Hello from Mobile Hi, my name is Ellen. I moved to Mobile from Boston a little over a year ago. <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose 40 lbs. Wed, 12 Nov 2008 14:23:19 EST November Daily Challenges It's Sunday so lets take a day of rest and all meet back here tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to drink your water, eat your fruits and veggies and even enjoy a walk. Weather want stay this pretty for long, for added enjoyment, takea lone the camera for those one of a kind nature shots. <BR> <BR> God bless, Ginny Sun, 2 Nov 2008 08:31:40 EST Challenge yourself with November Goals What do you hope to see accomplished in NOv. <BR> <BR> <BR> State your goals and work toward meeting them this month. <BR> <BR> For me, <BR> <BR> 1. Another 5 pounds off (yes even during Thanksgiving) <BR> 2. AddSome healthy recipes in for Thanksgiving <BR> 3. Start back on my ellipital again (been slacking in this area, walking lots this no) <BR> 4. Get most of my Christmas shopping done <BR> 5. Get daddy's house cleaned and decorated for Christmas <BR> <BR> Ok that's my 5 things to w... Sun, 2 Nov 2008 08:29:42 EST WEIGHTLOSS COMPARISONS I have lost an average 2 year old and am on my way to the amount of cheese an average American eats in a year !!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some weight comparisons... <BR> <BR> Now.. What equivalent have you shed and what will you be shedding? <BR> <BR> 1 pound = a Guinea Pig <BR> 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts <BR> 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs <BR> 3 pounds = an average human brain <BR> 4 pounds = an ostrich egg <BR> 5 pounds = a Chihuahua <BR> 6 pounds = a... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:52:37 EST Hello from Honoraville (Crenshaw County) Hi, I just found this team and am excited to get started. I think I have been "on a diet" my entire life (since 3rd grade). I am working on changing my lifestyle to a more healthy one. I have started with tracking my food here on SparkPeople. I really love this feature. I am still working up to exercising. I know this will help tremendously with my goals. I am a cold weather person, so this is a plus. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone else from Crenshaw County area on this team? I work in Mo... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:16:40 EST North Alabama Anyone? Hi <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Elizabeth, I am happily married and have 3 kids. We live in North Alabama in the Gadsden/Rainbow City area. I was just curious if anyone else lived in North AL? <BR> <BR> Hope to hear from you! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:16:30 EST Hi Hello everyone I'm jerona glad to see i'm not the only one from Alabama on here. Of course I live in the boon docks Lol. I live between Auburn and Dadeville well where i live is called Camp Hill but know one seems to know where that is or even never heard of it. Anyway aboard for some challenges on here and I look forward to meeting new friends on here. Oh by the way I have a disability called Spina Bifida thats it Mon, 20 Oct 2008 19:22:43 EST Crucial Safety Tips I saw this on my other team site. And I wanted to let ya'll see this. So, please read. <BR> <BR> Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one's life. <BR> Crucial Because of recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...This is for you,and for you to share with your wife,your children,everyone you know.After reading these 9 crucial tips,forward them to someone you care about.It never hurts to be c... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 21:07:39 EST New from Tuscaloosa Hi! I'm Jennifer, Jen for short. I'm a 25yo SAHM to my 2 boys, Brian(4) & Christopher(3). I've been married for 5yrs, always been on the plus size. I'm trying to get down between 130-150. I am currently weighing in at 253! I am counting calories and working out to Billy Blanks, also I've started walking at the local park! Mon, 6 Oct 2008 12:36:35 EST