SparkPeople 100+ First Steps Club! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9964 Life is a choice! When you have 100+ to lose, it is all about making the right choices! Come join these wonderful team members who are choosing to live life instead of watching it go by! SparkPeople 100+ First Steps Club! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=9964 Weather today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x67564262 Finally! Rain, rain, rain! After 3 months, which is not the norm! Yesterday was our first day of rain! Love it, need it, it is wonderful! Now it will help with the fires, smoke in the air and all the smoke particles laying around on everything. We beat the record for days without rain, it was 100 yrs ago! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>27</em> <em>213</em> <em>257</em> <em>574</em> <em>224</em> <em>27</em> <em>437</em> <em>211</em> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>... Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:36:13 EST Weekend WHAM in honor of Randy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67460672 Randy always encouraged me. We used to swap "cheerleader" spark goodies to spur each other on, and he always made me smile with his determination and good nature. I also loved his WHAM weekend challenges, which encouraged me not to slack off on self-care just because it was the weekend. So this weekend, I'm doing my challenges in his memory, and with love for him. I'm hoping to have two perfect days this weekend, but even if they're not perfect, I know Randy would be proud of me for giving it... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:42:04 EST New to the board, and the website http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x67457037 Hi. My name is Lori, and I've just found this site. Not much of a talker, but basically, I'm starting a new health plan, because I just had open heart surgery, and I don't want to have it again any time soon. LOL Nice to meet you all. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:05:49 EST Randy's Celebration of Life Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x67419128 Randy2 is holding our dear Randy's celebration of life this Sunday. Here are a couple of items from the official invite: <BR> <BR> Come out and celebrate the life of a man that we all loved and miss. I hope during this time we can all share some memories of Randy through tears and laughter. <BR> <BR> If you'd like to share a memory of Randy please send it to me on here, text or email at rcain37@gmail.com with the subject of Randys Memory. I think through this process of sharing these memor... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:57:55 EST Photos for Randy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x67288440 We got the word today about the Celebration of Life that Randy II is having for our much loved friend. Below is the entire message, but I wanted to point out a particular passage: <BR> <BR> <BR> "In Randy's honor, I'll be wearing something purple and I know he would love to look down and see the shelter filled with purple (being it's his favorite color and I believe the only color shirt he owned). If it is possible that you can participate by wearing something purple then that would be gre... Thu, 3 Aug 2017 16:52:26 EST Somewhere over the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x67273353 We will be posting a quote or lyric from a famous movie to see if someone guesses correctly. For example: There's no place like home <BR> Definitely from The Wizard of Oz <BR> <BR> Can you guess correctly on these? <BR> <BR> <BR> "Luke, I am your father." <BR> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:21:49 EST Colors of the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x67273316 Just a fun little game of who is wearing that color. I will post a color of the rainbow. If you are wearing that color right now, you can respond "I'm wearing that (color)." And then it is your turn to post a color of the rainbow to see who responds that they are and so on. <BR> <BR> <BR> Who is wearing something green right now? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd20fb29-519e-45d4-9ff6-89db5e13e7df.jpg"> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:17:27 EST The Rainbow Wave http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x67273289 Can we keep the rainbow wave going all month? <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> <em>213</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:13:57 EST Rainbow Throwdowns http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67271671 Randy was great at issuing a one day throw down to the members of the FSC. In his tradition, we pulled 5 of his favorites throw downs and we will assign them to one each day of the workweek. <BR> <BR> Monday -- WPUs (Wall push ups!) Who can post the most wall push-ups today? (even in the bathroom stalls!) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86b6b472-a4d3-456f-aa3e-f9cb2dce9c37.png"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday -- Freggies! Eat a fruit or vegetable at every meal/snack today <BR>... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 01:21:42 EST Eat the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67271554 How colorful is your plate today? Are you ready to take on the Eat the Rainbow Challenge? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99b6901c-ba11-4202-b24d-68edc1a0b23b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday - Friday -- try to add that day's color into your meal plans. What could possibly be better than eating the rainbow? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbc81167-0bd7-4a1c-83ef-a8438bb0024a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is Tuesday! Add some orange to your plate toda... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:47:35 EST Catch the Rainbow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67271537 Post positive quotes and inspirational messages to spread love, support and motivation throughout the FCS! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e507c18-c24e-4f12-bbfe-d5197d4720d5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> TAKE GOOD CARE OF MY FRIEND! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:42:36 EST Counselor's Campfire -- Gather Around Campers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x67271467 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76046b34-b3fd-450b-b930-99bd33434242.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Counselor's Campfire! The Campers and Counselors will gather here each day to chat about our camp experience and have some fun together. <BR> <BR> Let's start our first fire off with a little campfire song: <BR> <BR> Are you ready for a bear hunt? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-hKr4qxUMI </link> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 00:24:12 EST Camp Rainbow - Summer Camp Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x67265217 Summer camp starts Friday! Be watching for more details on Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Who wants to come to camp with me? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe66bb9a-f373-4dc8-b197-3cd4bdfb7f92.jpg"> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 02:09:57 EST Rainbow Retreat (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x67265170 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c731232e-591f-475e-a88f-753d3f45e96e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Rainbow Retreat! All campers (members) are welcome! Let's end our summer with some sunshine and rainbows! <BR> <BR> This month we are planning some threads and challenges based on some of Randy's favorites over the years. Whether Randy was family, just a good friend or a quick acquaintance of yours, he will be missed. He was always bringing laughter and love to our boards... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 01:49:18 EST Sad News for our FSC Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x67164900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44c9a823-0e5b-4e10-acb6-057313c084c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Got the word this evening that Randy is losing his battle with his health, Here was the message posted from RandyII: <BR> <BR> I'm giving you all an update that is breaking my heart as I type this. This morning the family came together with the medical staff. This staff has went above and beyond in everything they have done. Randy has fought so hard these years but it appears his body is l... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 01:17:16 EST Belly Laughs or Belly Flops? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x67085267 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cbbf9fc-e153-47db-97e2-d22882ec44bc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba4d5341-cff3-4690-9746-1c0c7b8c50da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Add you own belly laughs or belly flops. What is tickling your funny bone today? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:31:51 EST Summer ABCs - game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x67085260 A = air conditioning Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:26:34 EST The Long and Short of It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x67085257 Each day a new topic will be posted. Let us know your rants or raves on the topic. Give us the long and short of it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <em>224</em> <em>234</em> <em>224</em> <em>252</em> <em>224</em> <em>234</em> <em>224</em> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> What’s the long and short of it? Fad Diets! Did any of them work? <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <em>224</em> <em>234</em> <em>224</em> <em>252</em> <em>224</em> <em>234</em> <em>224</em> <em>234</em>... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:23:12 EST Freedom to Celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67085239 We need to celebrate life – Celebrate ourselves. Songs, dancing, rewards, positive affirmations, self-esteem. Each day, celebrate something in your life that makes you happy or that you have accomplished. <BR> <BR> What will you reward yourself with? How will you enjoy your time? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:13:50 EST Freedom to Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67085231 How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:06:33 EST Freedom to Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x67085230 Eating fresh is easier at this time of the year. Make the most of fresh foods available. <BR> <BR> Post what fresh foods you are eating today. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:06:00 EST All Walks of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x67085227 This is a simple pedometer challenge for those who wear pedometers, fitbits and the like. Post your daily step goal. It should be 500 - 1000 steps above your current average. -- Obtainable but something you still have to work to achieve. <BR> <BR> Each day that you meet that goal, you earn one of the 27 amendments of the US Constitution. Can you earn all 27 this month? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> 1st Prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of re... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 03:01:33 EST Choices of Life - Mini-challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x67085202 Every moment of every day, we make choices about what we are doing, how we are doing it and why we are doing it. This is a mini-challenge daily thread. Each day 3 mini-challenges will be posted. Choose one of the challenges to complete that day. The choice is yours. Which one will best serve you today? <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> The Three Mini- Challenges for July 1st <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> Number 1 Challenge: Add a 15 minute walk to your scheduled workout. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:45:52 EST Declare Thindependence! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x67085144 It is time to make your Declaration of Thindependence! This is a point based challenge designed to build three healthy habits by the end of July. I’m sure that you have heard that it takes at least 21 days to make something a habit. This three week challenge will lend itself to habit building. <BR> <BR> Starting July 7th with our initial weigh-ins, we will have 3 weekly point challenges to see who can earn the most points and who can lose the most weight. The added bonus will be to create a ... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 02:27:51 EST Please keep Randy in your prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x67045107 I noticed a post on Facebook regarding Randy and did some checking. Here is what I found out. (From his spouse, R2) <BR> <BR> "He has had some major issues. He is in critical.but stable condition at the moment. The reason it is critical is because they had to put a temporary pump for his heart in him yesterday. The pump is on the outside but runs through his groin into his heart. He is on a ventilator at the moment to help with his breathing and relieve stress from his heart. We are waitin... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:50:43 EST FSC BFF Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66910639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34a09d18-972f-4091-95a8-717368e98db5.gif"> <BR> <BR> Do you remember spending every moment of the summer you could with your friends? It was what summer was all about! <BR> <BR> Each day we will ask a question so we can spend this month getting to know our FSC BFFs better. <BR> <BR> Stop in and answer the daily questions before hanging out at the Beach House with your friends. <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 1 <BR> <BR> What did you want to be when... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 02:27:50 EST Summer Movies/Actors http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66896204 This is our movie title/actor game only it has to be from movies that take place in the summer. <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's start off with the obvious one for this challenge: <BR> <BR> Grease <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb661a06-6baf-4960-9bad-e4158316319a.jpg"> Mon, 29 May 2017 18:40:49 EST The ABCs of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66896197 What are the words of summer? Going alphabetically, add one to this list. When you hit Z, start all over again. <BR> <BR> A = adventures <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14d08e2c-c536-4b15-b04e-91994f585a15.jpg"> Mon, 29 May 2017 18:38:11 EST Lovin’ Summer Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66896176 Summertime offer us some unique opportunities to be a kid again. We used to count the days until school was out for the summer. Thoughts of bike rides with friends, water balloon fights, hopscotch and swimming on a hot summer’s day were the type of things we looked forward to. Throughout the month, we will be posting different summer activities. Maybe you have a story to tell us about that activity. Perhaps you could even add that activity to your calendar to add some summer fun to your ... Mon, 29 May 2017 18:34:37 EST Nature Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66896171 When you took a walk today, what in nature inspired you? <BR> <BR> Post descriptions or photos. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a76b022-ec83-4fdd-9217-2f149b0fe8c1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dd1a1f80-f94a-4eca-ad25-1e23216f4f0c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/975b0a0f-dccd-4dcc-b9a8-dd94091c8cdc.jpg"> Mon, 29 May 2017 18:33:32 EST Splish Splash! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66896155 Whether drinking it or diving into it, water is our best summertime friend. Are you getting in 8+ servings a day? Staying hydrated, especially in the summer heat is vital. <BR> <BR> Post how many servings you are getting in each day. We may even throw in the occasional water fight! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62812da2-cc92-468c-92f1-16f3c0c01892.jpg"> Mon, 29 May 2017 18:28:37 EST Farmer’s Market Adventures (Freggie Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66896147 Are you getting in your 5 servings a day? Is half your plate filled with freggies? There will be some daily information posted on getting in your freggies. Let us know what you are trying out this summer. Do you have some new freggies you want to try? (Let me know if you find the pink pineapples!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/474ee7fc-200a-4936-b5b8-243d05aad4ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Give us an emoticon each day to let us know if you got in your servings or not.... Mon, 29 May 2017 18:26:10 EST Build a Sand Castle Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66896111 How do you build a sand castle? One scoop of sand at a time! <BR> <BR> Starting with a simple few scoops of sand <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2cf7c02-4491-4f13-8d98-5e7bd1840325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can be the beginning of your first sand castle. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9475a24-18fa-448d-9d0c-f31b379f7bd1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Eventually you add enough scoops to build the castle of your dreams. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Mon, 29 May 2017 18:13:34 EST Beach Blanket Bingo (weight loss challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66896102 Summer is upon us and it is time to get active, do new things, and have some fun. This month’s weight loss challenge will incorporate the following BINGO card. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55b8cfdb-c956-4845-a5d1-85aa8a72bff7.png"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, June 2nd, everyone who wants to play will need to post their starting weigh-ins. <BR> <BR> Then each day, you can complete ONE square on the BINGO card. The first square (FREE SPACE) is on us. After... Mon, 29 May 2017 18:10:48 EST Emoticon Lovin’ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66896024 What emoticon best represents what you are lovin’ today? <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> Mon, 29 May 2017 17:52:50 EST FSC Beach House Hideaway (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66896018 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8112d23-a258-4dda-aebe-19abd1b26591.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the FSC Beach House Hideaway. Who wouldn’t be lovin’ it in a summer house like this? Make yourselves at home. Relax. Enjoy the company of your FSC friends. Who is ready for a mimosa on the deck? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f8b48cd-2e01-485d-aaf8-20b580d820e8.jpg"> Mon, 29 May 2017 17:51:55 EST Randy's Blog 5/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x66784028 At this hospitalization my heart function (EF) was 20-25% - so about 1/2 the rate of normal. Because of this and I'm sure other factors I retain fluid quickly and in "heavy" amounts. About this time last year they took 40 pounds of fluid off me in a week. This week only about 10. <BR> <BR> There are daily things i need to do - weigh everyday, reduce sodium, consume around 64oz of fluid MAX. <BR> <BR> I need to weigh daily which I do for awhile and then I don't. After a heavy... Wed, 10 May 2017 10:45:41 EST Proud Moments - Post Yours Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66725781 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e984337b-bb17-4825-b7c2-b7c0e52ff30a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No matter how big or small -- what are you proud of today? Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:41:29 EST Team Member's Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66725767 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e689c590-6331-4876-8145-384c9b89bd42.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the First Stepper's thread to post any words of wisdom they wish to share with the team. Motivation, inspiration, laughter, support and strength. Share your thoughts here! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2dd440c4-1809-4d76-9ff0-1ad3b44b6405.png"> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:39:33 EST Weekly Weigh-ins! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66725732 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a246d7bc-7973-4eaf-8a3b-3a3b0acf9cd3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Weigh-in days are every Friday this month, starting on the 5th. I'm challenging everyone to give it their all and see if they can keep up with my weight loss group at work. This past month, they lost 2.60% of their body weight. How well can we do this month? <BR> <BR> Summer is around the corner, let's do what we can to get ready for those cute little summer outfits we want to wear and a... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:35:25 EST Eight is Great! Stay Hydrated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66725671 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37b4d806-8a5a-4dcb-962e-ccfc17bfb4eb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We should be having at least 8 servings of water each day. How are you doing with this? <BR> <BR> Get out your water bottle. Keep it filled throughout the day. Is it time to commit to switching out the soda for some H2O? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:25:43 EST What's for Dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66725656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b28207e6-b73a-4578-b25d-869349092ad6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To aid in our meal planning, post what you are eating. Feel free to add pictures and/or recipes to give each other more ideas of what to add to our weekly meal plans. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:22:31 EST Daily Tips, Tricks and Mini-challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66725644 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ec1a89bd-1af5-4447-ba82-af32d46d7341.png"> <BR> <BR> Each day new tips, tricks or mini-challenges will be posted to help you with your weekly challenges -- Look for these to start on Friday in conjunction with our first week's challenges. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:19:59 EST Weekly Wellness Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66725623 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/782c71ac-3a03-45ee-9430-f9164321d2fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, there will be a new weekly wellness challenge posted. The first challenge will be posted on Friday, May 5th. Be watching this thread. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, the challenge before Friday is to come up with a list of three short term wellness goals you want to achieve by the end of the month, two mid-range goals you would like to achieve by the end of summer and one long-... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:15:06 EST Weekly Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66725593 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19271227-f8a4-4761-920c-31a54782cadb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, there will be a new weekly fitness challenge posted. The first challenge will be posted on Friday, May 5th. Be watching this thread. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, look here each day until Friday for some tips and tricks to help you get ready for the challenge. <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge <BR> Determine how you plan to track your fitness for this challenge -- fitness minutes... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:10:19 EST Weekly Nutriton Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66725555 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afa2803d-2c95-4774-998a-be0888b0612d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, there will be a new weekly nutrition challenge posted. The first challenge will be posted on Friday, May 5th. Be watching this thread. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, look here each day until Friday for some tips and tricks to help you get ready for the challenge. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge: Prepare your kitchen. Make sure your measuring cups, and if you have one, a food scal... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:04:19 EST SP Articles of Interest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66725418 Watch this thread for interesting SP articles to refresh and motivate your healthy habits this month. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:41:57 EST emoticons: jokers and clowns and mimes OH MY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66549697 This month post three emoticons to say something. <BR> <BR> ex: Lions and Tigers and Bears OH MY <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:37:00 EST FOOLISH FUNSTERS - Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66548023 Hello Foolish Funsters! <BR> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> I'm transferring over our starting weights so far: <BR> <BR> DTHOR6 - SW: 263 <BR> LISA1065 - SW: 205 <BR> TRACY6659- SW: 310.9 <BR> LIFECHANGZ - SW: 342 <BR> MRSBIGGLESWORTH - SW: 257 <BR> MARLY53 - SW: <BR> MIZZGRIZZ - SW: 308.7 <BR> <BR> Don't forget to transfer your points here. <BR> <BR> POINTS: <BR> Friday = 10 <BR> Blog = 25 <BR> Mon, 3 Apr 2017 03:08:48 EST SASS SQUAD Team#1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66541110 Here is a Template to use to track points: <BR> <BR> Week #1 <BR> Friday: <BR> Weekend Foolishness: <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> <BR> Total Weekly Points: <BR> Sat, 1 Apr 2017 22:48:31 EST April Streaking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66536583 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca015dac-8db3-4276-8067-47af4b624691.jpg"> <BR> Love yourself, commit to 10 minutes per day of exercising for the next 30 days! You choose your activity, but make sure it is something fun! Who knows, come May, you may be ready to commit to 20 minutes. Start today! <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste: <BR> April 1: <BR> April 2: <BR> April 3: <BR> April 4: <BR> April 5: <BR> April 6: <BR> April 7: <BR> <BR> Complete the first week and earn a goodie! <e... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 08:09:19 EST Who’s the Fool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66529499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e8d2102-8a1b-40a6-8041-54bbdf8ce944.png"> <BR> <BR> Post your selfies or pics of the fun things you do in April, even if it is just you making a silly face in the mirror. Let’s dwell on the positive things in our lives that make getting up each morning worth the effort. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:26:11 EST Funny Bones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66529491 Post anything here that strikes your funny bone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f20b39c7-3dbd-451c-be29-7a64ab0292ae.jpg"> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:22:10 EST Spring Fling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66529475 Time to do a little Spring cleaning? Here is a thread to help you stay on track with those procrastinated cleaning projects in April. Post a cleaning project that has been on your to do list for awhile and keep us posted on your progress until completed. Then post your next project. And so on. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to tackle those big cleaning projects if you break them down and just get started on them. Just think of the old saying “How do you eat an elephant?” – “One bite at... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:16:56 EST The Annual FSC Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66529468 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80ac145c-edc7-415f-b0ab-9b3efd720ba5.png"> <BR> <BR> Every year, the silly Easter Bunny conducts an Easter Egg Hunt on the boards of the FSC. A dozen eggs are hidden to see who the clever members are each year that have the te4/8nacity to find all twelve. The hunt will start on Monday, April 3rd so watch for details! <BR> <BR> <BR> 4/8 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:15:49 EST Fountain of Youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66529458 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ed1df18-d2cf-47ef-8ca0-120e5a4143ff.jpg">People spend rivers of dollars on beauty products, not knowing that water is the actual fountain of youth and beauty! <BR> <BR> Four beauty benefits associated with proper hydration and that consumers should be aware of are: rejuvenating skin, improving dark circles around the eyes, decreasing fatigue, and preventing acne. <BR> <BR> Most people know that our bodies are largely made of wat... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:13:17 EST Playing With Our Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66529455 This is a pic thread. We are challenging our First Steppers to post pictures of what they are eating. And if you can have a little fun with your food such as smiley face on your toast or a palm tree out of your veggies, even better! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3dc65250-57ef-43fa-866f-87ec48e2ec97.jpg"> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:11:01 EST Baby Steps Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66529450 At the FSC, we talk a lot about making that one positive step in the right direction every day. It does not have to be big giant leaps. Small baby steps are all that is needed to get you started. This thread will help give you ideas of some of those steps that you can take, such as Ditch the regular soda or get up from your desk each hour and stretch. These by themselves are not game changers, but done collectively can really start to change your habits. Watch for these tips throughout th... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:08:49 EST Footloose and Fancy Free (fitness challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66529445 This is a self-described fitness challenge to see how many fun trophies you can earn in April. Follow these directions to participate in this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Set a daily fitness goal. It can be # of steps, fitness minutes, miles walked, songs danced, etc. <BR> <BR> 2. Take your daily goal number and multiply it by 5. That is your target goal to earn a trophy. For example, if your goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day, then take 10,000 x 5 = 50,000 steps. Once you have walk... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:07:39 EST Organizing Thread Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66529432 Use this thread to organize your team for this challenge. Be sure to post your team's starting weigh-ins on the main thread. Check the main thread each day for the new challenges. <BR> <BR> Have some foolish fun this month! Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:03:16 EST Organizing Thread Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66529431 Use this thread to organize your team for this challenge. Be sure to post your team's starting weigh-ins on the main thread. Check the main thread each day for the new challenges. <BR> <BR> Have some foolish fun this month! Fri, 31 Mar 2017 01:03:00 EST Look what the First Steppers can accomplish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x66529371 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab700673-a022-40f8-8890-b29cc6005de8.png"> <BR> <BR> The invisible bunny will be here soon to finish this thread! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10cc8017-5c23-42e0-91d5-179c051269d2.jpg">4/4 Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:37:02 EST Spin to Win! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66529357 Top 3 total SP points leaders at the end of the month wins a goodie! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba4440b2-0135-48ea-94ef-1bb7a0af8c34.jpg"> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:28:34 EST April Foolishness Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66512792 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73edda74-832c-4e63-8d08-fad64b192a07.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Join in the foolish fun! Sign up today! It is time once again for some April foolishness to come to the FSC. Two teams will be competing to see who can have the highest number of pounds lost per member each week. There will be daily team challenges and of course our weekend acts of foolishness to keep the teams lively and losing. Teams will be announced by March 31st with our first weig... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:15:03 EST Musings from Paris http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66333433 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f8455c4-8ce0-4392-a33a-8a701fd1e43b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is our member's thread. It is a place to write your "Musings from Paris". Post thoughts, questions, wishes, dreams, and most importantly - what have you accomplished today. <BR> <BR> This thread can go in any direction you want to take it in. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d17bf732-0628-4860-8992-fc9d4c30d004.jpg"> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:59:02 EST The Secrets of the French Women Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66333249 French women choose their compensations. They understand that little things count, both additions and subtractions, and that as an adult everyone is the keeper of their own equilibrium. We will be sharing these secrets, recipes, French finds, style tips, and other well being advice from the French Women Don’t Get Fat book. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:36:52 EST French Women Don’t Get Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66333201 One of the inspirations for this month’s theme is a book written by Mirellie Guiliano called French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure. This thread will contain a daily tidbit from her book and website. We hope that you will be able find inspiration in her words and perhaps adopt some of the ways of the Parisians. In her book, she recommends bread, Champagne, chocolate and romance as key ingredients to a balanced diet and lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <BR> Note: We have ex... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:31:23 EST The Pleasures of Paris Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66333018 You can find daily pleasures around the city of Paris, especially as spring is arriving. While we may not actually be in Paris, let these pleasures inspire you to indulge in your own daily pleasures. Turn off the TV, get out of your routines and live the life of a true Parisian. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/87c40a11-e12f-4567-972e-060b8cc922a9.jpg"> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:10:21 EST Live like a Parisian Weekly Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66332974 Starting Friday, March 3rd, we will be conducting 4 one week challenges designed around living and enjoying Paris. Each week there will be challenges that will change each week. The goal each week is to complete the challenge as described to earn a weekly goodie plus earn a special goodie for losing weight that week. <BR> <BR> Here are the themes each week: <BR> <BR> Week #1 Exploring the Louvre <BR> Week #2 Lose yourself in Paris <BR> Week #3 EuroDisney or bust! <BR> Week #4 Climbing the... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:06:31 EST Home is Where the Heart is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66137584 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62b5fc80-1f53-47db-b32c-01506dde2f74.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have that cleaning project you have been putting off? What better time to tackle it than winter time! Post a cleaning project and keep us posted on your progress. How many can you complete this month? Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:46:05 EST Hugs from the Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x66137583 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa4b4191-56af-4e7e-85d1-2a371a576566.gif"> <BR> <BR> Give someone a hug today. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:45:14 EST From the Bottom of My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66137556 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e95f84c-ef17-4f3b-97c8-78d47f25b519.png"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to post positive quotes, pictures or milestones that motivate you. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:31:38 EST My Heart’s Desire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66137551 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91483773-09c5-4af4-ac81-eb92b743ae8c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to post your next mini-goal and keep everyone posted on your progress. A good mini-goal would be one that can be completed in a week or two and is easily measurable. Eating better is not specific enough – eating 4-5 servings of veggies each day for one week would be a smart and obtainable mini-goal. In addition to your mini-goal, post what your reward will be once you achi... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:30:37 EST Eat Your Heart Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x66137548 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3c19ec4-dd87-4220-82c8-5b276fa84948.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Proper nutrition is key to improving your heart health and overall health. Heart Helper Lisa will be taking you on a journey into the heart healthy world of freggies. She will be challenging you to try new freggies, discussing how to fix freggies and asking for your input as well. Are you ready to venture into a new world of produce? Your heart will thank you for it. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:29:47 EST Young at Heart Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66137536 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69663a67-5f32-42f9-beac-715d3389e94d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Several members loved tracking their steps with their Fitbits and other fitness trackers. Lisa will be spearheading another month of tracking to keep us on our toes and feeling young at heart. Charge up your trackers and join in. Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:27:49 EST The Heart Beat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x66137530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88556acb-f0f4-402e-8741-5f124261a741.png"> <BR> <BR> This is a weekly weight loss challenge. Starting Friday, February 3rd, and running for 3 weeks, participants will work as a team on two weight loss goals. First, each participant will be competing to see who loses the most weight each week. The top weight loss winners will receive a special goodie each week. The second is to see if the team as a whole can lose more weight each week than ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:26:24 EST Our Life Blood – Water Tracking Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66137509 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52d32dea-000a-4806-9687-7ce605e2fa2e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The American Heart Association stresses the importance of staying hydrated: <BR> <BR> Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat stroke.... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:20:05 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x66121410 I am just getting back to Spark. I have been doing quite well with tracking but have to wait a bit to get back exercising. I got out snowshoeing twice and then got the flu and pneumonia and got my SI joint out of whack. Chiropractor in the morning and trying to be patient while my lungs get better. I love to quilt and read and turned 56 today! Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:29:00 EST Question for FitBit (or other tracker) users http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x66008388 Since SP will no longer sync with their SPAT, I need to invest in another tracker. <BR> <BR> It looks like several of you have FitBits. Can you tell me how you like it; pros, cons? <BR> <BR> I read somewhere that a tracker worn on the wrist doesn't track steps that do not involve arm movement, e.g. walking through a grocery store while pushing a cart., <BR> <BR> I love that my SPAT attaches to my shoe; can that be done with a FitBit? <BR> <BR> Looking forward to your advice. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:30:19 EST Pound for Pound Challenge - Team Slim Gyms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65962223 Welcome to our new team page Slim Gyms! <BR> <BR> Moving the Weigh-ins over. <BR> <BR> Weigh-ins: <BR> <BR> LISA1065: SW 216 <BR> DOWNIN2017: SW 269 <BR> ENTIRELYBEVERLY: SW 353 <BR> BECCABOO127: SW 248 <BR> MUSIKAT62: SW 291 <BR> MRSBIGGLESWORTH: SW 268 <BR> HONEYLEA: SW 312 <BR> <BR> <BR> We need to finish selecting our team roles. <BR> <BR> Lisa: Team Cheerleader <BR> Sue: <BR> Beverly: <BR> Becca: Support Coach <BR> Julie: <BR> Brenda: <BR> Laura: Accountability Officer <BR... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 14:39:23 EST Pound for Pound Challenge--Team Flab-u-less http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65948923 Here is our new thread! Let's rock it! <em>334</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 18:51:36 EST Question about fitness goal page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65933699 Hi, not sure where to ask this question. On the Edit Fitness Goals page it says: Weekly Ex MINUTES Goal, Weekly Cal Burned Goal, and a Weekly Step Goal. <BR> <BR> When I increase these-- want to burn more calories or take more steps -- why does my Nutrition tracker add a LOT more calories to my allowed intake? Just saying I wanted to go from 1/2 lb a week to a whole pound worth of calories added about 1000 calories to my allowed food plan every day. <BR> <BR> Am I just thinking about this... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 18:59:50 EST #4# Organizing Thread - Team 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65928086 Team #2 members check in here to get organized before Friday Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:35:47 EST #4# Organizing Thread - Team 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65928085 Team #1 members check in here to get organized before Friday <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:35:24 EST Surprise Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65928079 SP was doing maintenance last night so this thread was a duplicate. Anyone posting a positive thought for Wednesday, January 4th will receive a goodie from me. <BR> <BR> Thanks for popping in! Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:29:00 EST Made you look http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65928076 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5754c77c-0f17-4372-9d04-9151e249c882.jpg"> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 02:27:58 EST Winter Reading List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65903699 What books are you reading or would you recommend? Winter is a good time to curl up under a warm blanket and catch up on your reading. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e706d967-1fdb-4834-97cd-2536bae25d79.jpg"> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:27:11 EST Picture is worth a thousand words http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65903696 Post pictures or cartoons here for a fun look at life. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce236010-7d9b-4075-908f-ddf21ee87c6f.jpg"> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:25:27 EST Traveling Movie/Actor Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65903689 In turn, someone will list an actress/actor’s name and the next person posts a movie that they were in. The next in line lists another actress/actor from that movie, and so on. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with Tom Hanks. <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:22:22 EST Healthy habits to live by… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65903687 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/604fbf37-0779-4417-95e1-a1ec5417cc53.jpg"> <BR> <BR> New habits will be added to this list throughout the month. Feel free to add your own to this growing list. <BR> <BR> 1. Start fresh every single day. <BR> 2. Check your credit card, bank account statements regularly for any issues. <BR> 3. Adopt a “meatless Monday” mentality. <BR> 4. Put down your phone when you’re out with people. <BR> 5. Try the 2/30 rule: 2 hours of TV, 30 minute... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:21:18 EST Bob Harper’s Skinny Rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65903682 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e802268-547a-446d-966a-1c3db89ebd42.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From Biggest Loser fame, Bob Harper wrote a book about the Skinny Rules. Watch this thread as we post his rules one by one for team discussion. <BR> <BR> Rule #1: <BR> <BR> Drink a large glass of water before every meal. No excuses. <BR> <BR> <BR> Agree or disagree? Is this a current habit or one that you would like to take up? Give us your thoughts on this rule. <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:19:28 EST SparkPeople’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65903681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28331575-b0eb-4933-8a3c-e68437cb355f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Watch this thread daily. A new tip will be posted each day. Feel free to discuss the tip with others. <BR> <BR> January 1st Tip: <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! If you haven’t settled on your top goals for the year, do so today. Writing down your goals (in specific terms) means you’re more likely to achieve them. <BR> <BR> <BR> (This is a great way to start your 2017 journal!) <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:18:38 EST Pedometer / Fitbit / Monitor Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65903678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/816aa39d-3550-44ff-a8aa-feae3cf5b57c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This challenge is for people who use a pedometer, Fitbit or some other type of step tracker. This is a simple change of habit – walk more. Take laps around the office. Park further away from buildings. Use a treadmill. Climb stairs. Go to the mall or the gym. Goal is to see a trackable increase in the number of steps you are getting in this month. Post your daily step totals and shoo... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:17:28 EST Pick a Habit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65903674 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f59fc73a-8c69-45a7-a53e-8640c112e22c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is going to be an ongoing challenge for 2017. Each month, we will highlight a short list of positive habit changes. Pick one or two at most and focus on it this month. Track how you do with a thumbs up or a thumbs down each day. It is not about perfection – it is about changing your habits. You should start seeing more thumbs up as the month progresses. Use the visual to see how y... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:15:11 EST Pound for Pound Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65903670 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/789b0dd6-ac7a-40f8-9af1-57b51ba2273a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, January 6th, we will be conducting three 1 week challenges. There are two goals for this challenge: <BR> <BR> First Goal – We will be divided into teams. The team with the highest weight loss average will be declared the weekly winners. Very simple. It is up to the teams to create their own team name, team roles and daily check-ins. As a team, be supportive and encoura... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:13:19 EST SparkPoints & Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65903656 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49b78e61-83af-4859-a382-fa5476102ed7.png"> <BR> <BR> One habit that many people have trouble changing is the ability to reward our successes no matter how large or small. For the month of January, the challenge is to earn 100+ SparkPoints each day. Spin the wheel, track your food and fitness, take quizzes, read articles and any other activity that strikes your fancy in your quest for 100+ points. If you earn over 100 points, then you must r... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:06:09 EST FSC’s Retreat (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65903654 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d58dab2-de77-4f69-9d22-943eaf182941.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the FSC Resort. It is 2017 and this is the year that we develop new healthy habits. It isn’t all or nothing. It isn’t about perfection. It is about changing our daily habits once and for all. This fully equipped resort not only gives our members a place to come and chat with each other, but also reminds us of our purpose and direction. <BR> <BR> From the discussions on hea... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 02:05:00 EST Poll Question:What browser do you use for Sparkin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65886208 I'm curious what browser you use for sparkin'. <BR> <BR> Internet Explorer: <BR> Firefox: <BR> Chrome: <BR> Other: <BR> <BR> What do you like about the one you use? <BR> <BR> If you've tried another - what did you dislike? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance <BR> R <em>437</em> Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:00:36 EST RANDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65840775 FROM <BR> <em>39</em> 2 <em>39</em> 0 <em>39</em> 1 <em>39</em> 6 <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> TO <BR> <em>590</em> 2 <em>590</em> 0 <em>590</em> 1 <em>590</em> 7 <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> Plan <BR> Do <BR> Check <BR> Evaluate <BR> and repeat <BR> <BR> Plan of action: <BR> Plan meals <BR> <BR> Log Meals <BR> <BR> Journal more about my day, things that go well, areas where I get in my own way <BR> <BR> Water -- something that's difficult for me - adding water to my d... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:25:48 EST Wondering how helpful it might be..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65840457 I was wondering as we get ready to step out of <BR> <em>12</em> 2 <em>12</em> 0 <em>12</em> 1 <em>12</em> 6 <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> and into <BR> <em>183</em> 2 <em>183</em> 0 <em>183</em> 1 <em>183</em> 7 <em>183</em> <BR> <BR> What if each of us started a thread in the "Introduce Yourself" Forum <BR> <BR> A place to write your goals -- address your goals ---- just be a place to visit from time to time --- people could make comments and maybe find some experience, streng... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:33:47 EST ‘Tis the Season to be Shopping…Fa La La La La http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65712426 Are you already done with your Christmas shopping? Or are you the one that runs screaming at the thought of going to the mall? <BR> <BR> This is a thread where everyone can post unique gift ideas, great bargains, silly stories, stress relievers, etc. When you have a shopping tidbit you’re wanting to share, come to our post. <BR> <BR> These posts can be Good, Bad or even Ugly! (Funny works too!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e83660af-cfa8-4aa3-95be-e85c4... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:26:33 EST Holidays A – Z (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65712416 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ba91aa0-1818-4e42-ae40-0365e5b5a6f0.png"> <BR> <BR> In turn, add a holiday item to the alphabetical list. When you have completed the alphabet, start over with the letter A again. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> A = Angels <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:22:02 EST Jingle Bell Rocks (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65712413 In turn, post a line from a Christmas carol/song, and then the next person guesses the name of the carol/song and then posts a line from a diferent carol/song for the next person to guess, and so on. <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> "In the meadow we can build a snowman, <BR> Then pretend that he is Parson Brown" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61e3248e-6cb2-4c89-ae3b-25a1678c72fd.jpg"> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:20:05 EST Holiday Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65712407 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e58ec0dc-1bca-4fda-a743-47628637c6b0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is as simple as it sounds. Share your holiday recipes and meal plans with your team mates. What are you making this holiday season? Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:16:51 EST Reduce your Holiday Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65712399 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3aee9e1-30c8-4b2b-b0b6-866943462cfc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a sharing thread. <BR> <BR> Many times we do not take care of ourselves during the holidays because we are too stressed out with all of the shopping, wrapping, parties, decorating, traveling, year-end work, and other tasks on top of our normal everyday activities. <BR> <BR> Let's share some ideas about how to relax and relieve some of the stress the holidays can cause. Post here ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:13:57 EST Secret Santa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65712384 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> Ho! Ho! Ho! It is time for all of Santa's Helpers to get busy before the big day!!! Another holiday tradition here at the FSC is the Annual Secret Santa Challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you are willing to spend a couple of days each week playing Secret Santa for a fellow First Stepper. <BR> <BR> All participants must sign up by 11pm CST Sunday, ... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:09:03 EST Naughty or Nice Challenge (weight loss challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65712375 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2af81b55-7899-4e31-9734-544513d14f9e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, Dec 2nd , we will be holding 3 one week weight loss challenges. The goal is simple – lose weight and you are on the Nice list. Miss your goal and it is the Naughty list for you! <BR> <BR> Each week there will be a different theme. Week #1 will be tracking your nutrition. Week #2 will be tracking your water servings. Week #3 will be tracking your fitness. Each day yo... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:05:17 EST Reindeer Games Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65712364 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a1cd21b-688d-4442-8b4f-7fb66d53045e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a group challenge and we need all of our FSC elves to participate! Santa’s reindeer have gone missing again this year. And we all know that Evil Elf Norman must be behind it again! His first ransom note should arrive by December 2nd , so come help us save the reindeer and get them back to Santa’s workshop before they are needed on Christmas Eve. It is up to us to save Christmas!!... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 02:01:03 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65712363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/13fa9c9a-a9cb-49b7-aad3-d7e1159a4dcf.png"> <BR> <BR> Starting December 2nd – a Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge will be posted and you have two days in which to complete that challenge. Then every two days, a new “Day of Christmas” challenge will be added and again, you will have two days to complete the entire challenge. By Christmas Eve, all twelve days of Christmas challenges will be posted for you to complete. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR... Thu, 1 Dec 2016 01:58:44 EST Jingle me this.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65712350 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59ecdcf3-fe06-4be3-811a-4ca4b508cf96.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Watch this thread for some thought provoking questions and topics from our little Elf Lisa. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 01:54:06 EST Six Pointed Snowflake Challenge (SP Points) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65712334 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ec23d3e-a66d-420a-a4db-4bdad1b0c71d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Can you earn 100 Six-pointed snowflakes each week in December? Starting Friday December 2nd, we will have 3 one-week challenges. If you can earn at least 600 SP points to create your 100 six-point snowflakes, you will earn your snowflake goodie each week. <BR> <BR> Start capturing your snowflakes! Thu, 1 Dec 2016 01:43:16 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65696680 I am Misty, and not so new newbie. I'm working on getting back in shape. Eating good is the hard part for me. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:28:55 EST Holiday Traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65514459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/528442a7-1daf-454f-abf8-69f25366bb9f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every family has their holiday traditions. Please feel free to share some of yours on this thread. Who knows – you might find a new tradition this year! Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:57:07 EST Tickle my Turkey and Call Me a Giblet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65514452 Come see the funny side of Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> "Last Thanksgiving I shot my own turkey. It was fun. That shotgun going, Blam! Everybody at the supermarket just staring. Why track them when I know where they are?" <BR> <BR> <BR> Post your holiday humor here <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f76bfec-4c60-43f1-9bb9-a6e3ab30ece8.jpg"> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:55:11 EST What I’m Grateful For… http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65514442 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8950d159-b16c-4175-bb42-fe8a02de77d7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Be watching this thread for a daily question about what you are grateful for. Beverly has some interesting and thought provoking questions for you this month. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:54:02 EST Talking Turkey – Test your knowledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65514430 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e7fd5d3-4ba6-4049-a52f-0936a1534e8c.png"> <BR> <BR> As long as we are talking turkey, do you know your stuff(ing)? SP offers a great daily quiz to test your skills. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:52:05 EST Gobble Stoppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65514423 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ed42862-0e1c-4363-8b21-877947845bde.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Especially if you are participating in the TNT Challenge, it is important that we track what we are eating and counting our calories. It is far too easy to let it get away from us during the holidays. Why not get into some good habits before the holidays hit? <BR> <BR> On average, people gain 5 or more pounds over the holidays. Why not get a jump on losing those 5+ pounds instead? <BR> ... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:49:15 EST PT Training (Poultry Training) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65514410 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebc69569-178a-436d-a73d-5e43785ce95c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SP has many exercises and workout routines. We will be featuring them here through the month. How many can you complete? Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:45:33 EST Fowl Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65514399 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30246269-3634-422e-b268-862d55487afd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you committing some Fowl Play today? Post your Fowl Play Challenges here. <BR> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:42:37 EST In The Roost (Weigh-ins & Point Tracking for TNT) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65514396 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11ba8540-06e8-44ce-aed0-83d3d7815cc0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Roost! As the TNT orders dictate - use this thread for tracking points and fulfilling challenges. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:41:49 EST Turkeys ‘n Training (TNT) Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65514389 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d0ed70c-3e3e-42dc-b847-13dbe626b814.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you ready for boot camp? <BR> <BR> Well, this November, Boot camp is for the birds. Turkey birds that is… <BR> <BR> Welcome to Turkeys ‘N Training! (TNT Challenge) The “turkeys” in the FSC just looked at the calendar and figured out that Thanksgiving is coming up and they are looking to survive this food fest holiday. <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, November 4th, the TNT Challenge... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:40:30 EST Santa’s Helpers Hotline (Panic Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65514329 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c5ed3ef9-14f7-49e8-b2fd-47b4c78a72ea.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you in a state of panic? Post your question here and a Butterball expert will soon arrive to help you out! Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:32:30 EST Poultry Points (SP Points) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65514243 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57f725c1-41bc-4d4f-8914-6798db92a11f.png"> <BR> <BR> Work out your point-earning muscles and see if you can get to 2,500 points or more for the month of November. You will earn a special goodie if you can! Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:24:22 EST FSC Holiday House (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65514232 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa9007b0-21ab-4a23-b01f-0bb7a5e1a285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Butterball Barracks. This is your home for November and a place to come and relax and chat with friends. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:23:01 EST woooohooooo found my old SP Huddle List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65325141 For newer members we used to "huddle" on our teams. It was kinda like the "wall post" but you could click one of the phrases below or write your own. <BR> <BR> Sometimes there was even competitions for the first "huddler" of the day. I think LISA1065 would be our winner being so far to the east! <BR> <BR> Make it happen. <BR> Let's Go Team <BR> Woohoo <BR> I'm making progress <BR> Hi, I'm new. <BR> Reached a new goal. <BR> Visit my Sparkpage. <BR> Spread the spark. <BR> I need... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 09:58:56 EST Wondering through the graveyard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65293352 Is fall your favorite season? Do you dread being cooped up during the upcoming winter? If so, make it your mission to spend some time outside in October. Enjoy the leaves changing colors. Visit a pumpkin patch. Stroll through a nearby small town to see what interesting shops they offer. <BR> <BR> Post here what activities you find to do this month that gets you out of the house and out enjoying the sights, sounds and smells and flavors of fall. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:38:30 EST Scared Silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65293341 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8915b36-f349-4062-84c0-9eaca84458a0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Watch this space -- if you are brave enough. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:35:45 EST Cleaning out the cobwebs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65293336 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53b9c013-e27b-4824-9d9a-6027cb4b6928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are those cobwebs hanging out in the dark corners of your house? Does it frighten you to open up your pantry or junk drawer? Are the evil zombie dust bunnies multiplying too quickly to fight off? <BR> <BR> Here is your chance to take on those frightening housework tasks that you keep putting off. Set yourself a task to complete and keep up posted on how it is coming along. <BR> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:34:24 EST The Monster Mash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65293325 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/086db518-536f-49bb-9f1b-ef1ceaa9e07e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here’s a little Transylvania twist for you! DJ Beverly will post a musical challenge that has something to do with Halloween each day. You’re job, should you DARE to accept it, is to take up that challenge. <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:32:08 EST The Bubbling Cauldron http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65293317 Welcome to the Bubbling Cauldren. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15997af3-e800-463c-bb61-a04c459b2327.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What's cooking in your pot today? <BR> <BR> Fall always seems like a good time of year to turn to hot soup, casseroles and quick crockpot dinners to warm us up on a cool chilly night. Many of us work and are looking for those fast dinner options that gives us quick meal options. <BR> <BR> Post here what you are doing for dinner tonight. Share... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:28:58 EST Trick or Treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65293308 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56efb81f-9802-48e6-836b-32811a920adc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting October 1st - there will be a daily "trick" posted as well as a "treat". Do the "trick" and you will earn the "treat". <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:25:41 EST The Shape Shifters - Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65293192 Have a frightfully good time! Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:50:25 EST The Spooky Sparkies - Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65293190 Have a frightfully good time! Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:49:50 EST The Holiday Spirit Moved Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65293149 What has the spirits moved you to do lately?. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92c0b704-d848-4aca-8db1-46a649ed548e.jpg"> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:40:22 EST I’m Scared! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65293144 Are you in a state of panic? Need help from the Ghouls and Goblins of your FSC teammates? Post here and we will help alleviate those fears. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef638bd5-5de5-4b84-8de7-e10a69e22ad6.png"> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:38:37 EST Welcome! Enter if you dare! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x65293135 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cd58485-6e83-4ef8-8898-a69ba25d6359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the FSC’s Sparkin’ Spooktacular! We are glad you have joined us during out scariest month of the year. Introduce yourself here so that your teammates can tremble with anticipation of having you join in on our team boards. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:35:12 EST Spirits, Potions & Libations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65293046 Are you partaking your 8 servings of water each day? Are you enjoying any low-cal/no-cal beverages for fall? Let us know what our witchy crew is brewing up this month. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>431</em> <em>274</em> <em>431</em> <em>274</em> <em>431</em> <em>274</em> <em>431</em> <em>274</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:13:17 EST Spooktacular SparkPoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65293009 <em>347</em> <em>419</em> <em>347</em> <em>419</em> <em>347</em> <em>419</em> <em>347</em> <em>419</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> How many Spooktacular SparkPoints can you earn today? Can you break 100? Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:07:11 EST FSC's Haunted Castle (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x65292995 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f159baf7-4b16-44af-86db-ef07f4b3c836.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to our Haunted Castle. <BR> <BR> The castle is full of narrow corridors and secret nooks, where it would be very easy for a spook or specter to hide. it is also the place where your FSC friends are waiting to chat and celebrate life with you. Come on in. It will be a scary good time! Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:02:55 EST Haunted Tour Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x65276560 Haunted Tour Team Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba729c6e-19a2-4940-b82b-ee31b8f24b34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is time to put your spook on for October and join the 4 week challenge. This is a two part challenge. You can participate in one or both parts. Teams will be posted Friday!!! <BR> <BR> Participants will be divided into two teams. Starting Friday, September 30th, we will conduct 4 one-week challenges between the two teams. There will be two ways fo... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:53:07 EST Department of Mysteries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65095774 The Ministry's Department of Mysteries is really no mystery at all. It is about what you learned today. <BR> <BR> What mysteries have you uncovered? Fri, 2 Sep 2016 01:14:45 EST Department of Magical Transportation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65095756 The Ministry's Department of Magical Transportation is about how and where wizards travel. <BR> <BR> Where do you want to be today? <BR> <BR> How are you going yo get there? Fri, 2 Sep 2016 01:06:09 EST Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x65095734 The Ministry's Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes deals with correcting any accidents or catastrophes that still learning students may cause during the pursuit of their magical education. <BR> <BR> Need assistance? Let us know. <BR> <BR> Watch this thread for tips and tricks for preventing these errors. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:56:49 EST Muggle Studies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65095718 This class is about the use of non-magic items. <BR> <BR> Those Muggles can be weird sometimes. What exactly are ear buds? <BR> <BR> <BR> The professor will lead you through this interesting yet unusual subject. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:47:55 EST Arithmancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x65095712 Arithmancy -- little is known about the class, but the study of Arithmancy has been described as predicting the future using numbers, with bit of numerology as well” <BR> <BR> Who knows what the professor will have up their sleeve for this one! Fri, 2 Sep 2016 00:42:27 EST SparkPeople Premium now available http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64889262 See the link for details! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=say_hello_to_sparkpeople_premium_re<BR>move_ads_email_coaches_get_advanced_re<BR>porting_and_help_us_in_our_mission_to_help_you </link> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:26:11 EST Diagon Alley - Purchase extra supplies here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64876267 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1e6af4d-e4b3-4922-a491-9274d7714145.jpg"> <BR> Welcome to Diagon Alley! <BR> <BR> "Harry wished he had eight more eyes... There were shops selling robes, shops selling telescopes and strange silver instruments Harry had never seen before, windows stacked with barrels of bat spleens and eels' eyes, tottering piles of spell books, quills, and rolls of parchment, potion bottles, globes of the moon" <BR> —Description of Diagon Alley <BR> <BR> D... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:28:38 EST Quidditch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64866175 Congratulations! You are the newest member of your house’s Quidditch team! Are you a Keeper? A Chaser? A Beater? Or perhaps a Seeker? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/72deb343-816c-437e-8f89-8bbfe15fee9c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No matter what position you play, the point is the game itself. No matter how loaded up with Hogwarts homework, all good witches and wizards need to take a break once in awhile and play. We need to relax, unwind, and enjoy some time for ourse... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:40:25 EST A History of Magic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64866171 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30f8ebdf-aac8-4aa4-88bd-5087f8fd79d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Bathilda Bagshot embarked on the journey of magical knowledge decades ago. She has always been fascinated by the mysteries and curiosities of the wizarding world. A History of Magic examines significant moments and facts from the beginning of time to the 19th century making this book an essential piece of wizarding literature." <BR> <BR> A History of Magic was a book written by Bathilda B... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:38:25 EST Magical Theory http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64866165 "All you will ever need to know about what makes spells work." <BR> —Advert at Flourish and Blotts. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b941a57f-bd95-4656-a58b-d92481686b59.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Magical Theory written by Adalbert Waffling is a required textbook for first year at Hogwarts. It is available at the Hogwarts Library, or for sale at Flourish and Blotts bookstore for two Galleons. <BR> <BR> SP understands Magical Theory and wrote some articles we will be explor... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:37:23 EST The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64866156 "This book gives an excellent grounding in magical self-defense." <BR> —Advert at Flourish and Blotts <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b15cc84d-9cde-4ba6-b97a-8de4d987d111.png"> <BR> <BR> The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self-Protection is a book authored by Professor Quentin Trimble. This book provides insight and information on various dark creatures, it also contains some defensive spells, such as the Knockback Jinx. <BR> <BR> A copy of this book at Flourish and... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:34:32 EST The Standard Book of Spells http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64866147 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1eef0260-fe1d-49ba-8b04-5e58bbb82e7b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Standard Book of Spells is a collection of books written by Miranda Goshawk for a variety of subjects at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The series includes seven books, apparently for each year at Hogwarts, covering the spells students are taught. <BR> <BR> The Standard Book costs 1 Galleon at the Flourish and Blotts bookstore. <BR> <BR> Welcome to Charms class where word... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:31:59 EST Transfiguration (Weight Loss Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64866139 “The ideal starting point for every student of Transfiguration." <BR> —Advert at Flourish and Blotts <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b5e7e5c-a08a-484f-a805-8c700a1e0afe.png"> <BR> <BR> A Beginner's Guide to Transfiguration is a textbook on Transfiguration by Emeric Switch. This textbook was used as an introduction to Transfiguration for young witches and wizards, it contains basic transformation spells. <BR> <BR> A copy of this book costs 1 Galleon at Flourish... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:30:00 EST Potions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64866131 "For basic brews, look no further." —Advert at Flourish and Blotts. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/540e2901-1dc5-436a-a195-252b49dbca2a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Magical Drafts and Potions is a book written by Arsenius Jigger. It is currently used as a textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The subjects it is used for are Potions and Defence Against the Dark Arts. <BR> <BR> A copy of this book costs two Galleons at Flourish and Blotts. <BR> <BR> <BR> W... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:27:49 EST Care of Magical Creatures http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64866128 "Newt's masterpiece has been an approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry ever since its publication and must take a substantial amount of credit for our students' consistently high results in Care of Magical Creatures examinations — yet it is not a book to be confined to the classroom. No wizarding household is complete without a copy of Fantastic Beasts, well thumbed by the generations who have riffled its pages in search of the best way to rid the lawn of Horklumps, i... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:26:12 EST Herbology http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64866124 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba3133e2-4d07-429d-a06f-a3bbef34e4c5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi was written by the Herbologist and Hogwarts Headmistress Phyllida Spore, and, as its name implies, covers a thousand different varieties of herbs and fungi found in the magical world. It was a textbook used in Potions and Herbology classes. <BR> <BR> A copy of this book costs two Galleons at Flourish and Blotts. <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Herbology Cla... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:24:40 EST Diagon Alley (SP Points) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64866108 "Harry wished he had eight more eyes... There were shops selling robes, shops selling telescopes and strange silver instruments Harry had never seen before, windows stacked with barrels of bat spleens and eels' eyes, tottering piles of spell books, quills, and rolls of parchment, potion bottles, globes of the moon" <BR> —Description of Diagon Alley <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/432a1e5c-b90d-4a64-85c8-0b65ca79450e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Diagon Alley is a cobblestoned ... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:19:09 EST Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64866095 Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, also known as Weasley and Weasley, is a joke shop located at Number 93 Diagon Alley founded by Fred and George Weasley. <BR> <BR> The shop contains practical joke objects, such as Extendable Ears, a Reusable Hangman, Skiving Snackboxes, and Fred and George's special WonderWitch products, such as; Love Potions, Ten-Second Pimple Vanishers, and Pygmy Puffs. There is also a section of Muggle Magic Tricks "for freaks like Dad", which are said to do steady business, de... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:16:20 EST The Great Hall at Hogwarts (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64866087 "It was lit by thousands and thousands of candles that were floating in midair over four long tables, where the rest of the students were sitting. These tables were laid with glittering golden plates and goblets. At the top of the hall was another long table where the teachers were sitting The hundreds of faces staring at them looked like pale lanterns in the flickering candlelight Harry looked upward and saw a velvety black ceiling dotted with stars It was hard to believe there was a ceiling... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:14:47 EST Slytherin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64866059 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/588e0f95-2307-4e7b-a1d5-886ff7a8e9fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Or perhaps in Slytherin, <BR> You'll make your real friends, <BR> Those cunning folk use any means, <BR> To achieve their ends." —The Sorting Hat <BR> <BR> Slytherin is one of the four Houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Founded by Salazar Slytherin, the house is composed mostly of pure-blood students, due to its founder's mistrust of Muggle-borns. The house is traditiona... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:05:48 EST Ravenclaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64866048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8decba50-dbef-4cb4-8768-b2325a73ad48.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, <BR> If you've a ready mind, <BR> Where those of wit and learning, <BR> Will always find their kind." —The Sorting Hat <BR> <BR> Ravenclaw is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Rowena Ravenclaw. Members of this house are characterized by their wit, learning, and wisdom. Its house colors are blue and bronze, and its... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:01:53 EST Hufflepuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64866038 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f8b7db0-1689-483c-a61a-df01caa17630.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "You might belong in Hufflepuff, <BR> Where they are just and loyal, <BR> Those patient Hufflepuffs are true, <BR> And unafraid of toil" —The Sorting Hat <BR> <BR> Hufflepuff is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its founder was the medieval witch Helga Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff is the most inclusive among the four houses; valuing hard work, dedication, patie... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:59:47 EST Gryffindor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64866027 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12b2f030-f10e-4e77-adf0-14fea8121f40.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "You might belong in Gryffindor, <BR> Where dwell the brave at heart, <BR> Their daring, nerve, and chivalry <BR> Set Gryffindors apart" —The Sorting Hat <BR> <BR> Gryffindor is one of the four Houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor. The particular characteristics of students Sorted into Gryffindor are courage, chivalry, and determination. The emb... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:56:38 EST FSC ---- Hogwarts Rode --- or FS Cape http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64864788 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8a6ba1a-a43a-40a7-9e2e-3b4b020ec296.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>https://youtu.be/115-8nzre2c </link> <BR> <BR> I just love this song and it's message. <BR> <BR> FSC is my cape! and when I wrap myself up in it --- and participate good things happen and I become healthier. <BR> <BR> As I head out on vacation -- there will be a little purple cape in my suitcase to remind me of my FSC family --- my goals -- and my health <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:45:44 EST Randy's pouty thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64851878 You know..... <BR> <BR> I wrote yet another message on the member board for site help/suggestions <BR> <BR> as you see by my status -- I acknowlege I'm a very stubborn guy <BR> <BR> But as I mentioned probably to stubborn for my own good and health. <BR> <BR> I even mentioned our team and the great group of gals! that was probably the only thing that was keeping me with Sparkpeople - and the fact I'm not at goal and I don't want to regain 80 pounds. <BR> <BR> I miss the changeable fonts ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:08:47 EST Sign Up for the Sorting Ceremony - Aug/Sept http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64847942 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f04f3974-17ba-4791-af79-b3fe85d80503.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sign up here if you want to take part in our Harry Potter-themed challenges in August and September. By placing your name here, you will be sorted into one of the Hogwarts’ houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. The first Sorting Ceremony will be Friday evening, July 29th. The thread challenges will begin on August 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh, you may not think I’m pretty, ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:46:30 EST New Header Launching Tomorrow - from Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64751392 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 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:54:21 EST Mindful eating benefits blood sugar and helps your http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64714299 “When walking, walk; when eating, eat,” goes a Zen proverb. Sounds obvious, right? But in the typical busy swirl of a day, you might find yourself eating while walking (or while watching TV, working, checking emails, texting or driving). Or perhaps you find yourself powering through an entire bag of chips because, like the proverbial mountain, it’s there. This is kind of like the flip side of getting so busy that you “forget” to eat. (Fortunately, you can’t forget to breathe!) Enter “mindful ... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:31:56 EST Belly Laughs or Belly Flops? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64667704 Post a daily joke/picture – will it get Belly Laughs or Belly Flops? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd924a54-143a-424d-a23f-4bd571298a3d.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:32:09 EST Finding Summer Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64667695 Share your ideas and summer activities that keep us active and having fun! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92dfb6b6-7f29-4b6b-a124-4140b934dc83.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:31:17 EST The Long and Short of It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64667690 Be watching this thread for tips on creating developing short and long term goals (and sticking to them). How is your goal setting skills? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/691f51fb-44c3-45b1-bef2-721ffab01f7d.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:30:33 EST Freedom to Celebrate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64667679 Roses are red, violets are blue, today let’s celebrate you! <BR> <BR> As the skies are filling with color and sounds take each day to reflect on you and your journey to good health. Lisa will post questions that will help you to get focused and stay motivated as you rocket your way to a healthy lifestyle. It all begins with YOU! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa017f92-c0f0-4c8c-8945-a06f23af36b9.jpg"> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:28:25 EST Freedom to Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64667662 Are you getting enough? People who sleep fewer than six hours at night are more likely to be overweight—and show reduced levels of the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin, along with elevated levels of hunger-stimulating hormone ghrelin. Researchers have identified a strong connection between lack of sleep and increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disorder frequently triggered by overeating and obesity. We should work harder to motivate ourselves to enjoy sufficient slee... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:24:18 EST Freedom to Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64667640 Whoever said that losing weight meant strict diets or not eating? You might be surprised at how much you can eat when you are filling your plate with the fresh fruits and vegetables that are in abundance at this time of year. Do you shop at a local farmer’s market or your grocery’s produce department? Do you have your own garden? <BR> <BR> Let us know what freggies are showing up in your meal plans. Share your favorite recipes or cooking tips. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spa... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:22:37 EST Facts of Life Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64667590 This is a Blog/Journal Challenge. <BR> <BR> Each day a new fact or topic will be posted as an inspiration for your next blog or journal entry. You can type or write your blogs, create picture blogs or even video blogs on SP. Whatever format works for you. Your blogs or journal entries can be public or private. This challenge starts July 1st. <BR> <BR> Let your imagination soar and set your words free as we liberate ourselves through this challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:17:18 EST All Walks of Life Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64667557 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7666d140-2b2a-4848-a88d-6b28add3b885.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you know that there were 25 different ways to walk? <BR> <BR> This is a walking/fitness challenge. Set your daily goal for steps/distance/fitness minutes. Each day that you meet or exceed your goal, you earn another style of walk. Can you acquire all walks of life before the end of the month? Goodies will be given to those who make it! <BR> <BR> 1. Amble <BR> Walk leisurely <BR>... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:11:33 EST New Lease on Life Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64667427 This month’s challenge is both a weight loss challenge and a point challenge. Starting Friday, July 1st, there will be three daily challenges posted: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/460685ee-7bc7-4e07-838d-b769b7389cb5.png"> <BR> <BR> Red Challenge: Fitness &amp; Activity Challenge <BR> <BR> White Challenge: Nutrition and Hydration Challenge <BR> <BR> Blue Challenge: Just for Fun Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/405f1bdc-... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:50:32 EST Declaration of Independence (milestones) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64667393 Are you ready to declare your independence......from unwanted weight? <BR> <BR> Post your weight loss milestones here - both on and off the scale!! <BR> <BR> <BR> We will continue to fight for our freedom from excess pounds!! Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:44:57 EST SP Planner and Journal link http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64634874 I was just reminded of this today! Yes, it's still around! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/planner.<BR>asp </link> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:31:37 EST Severe flooding here in WV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64622677 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/717cc229-1c28-440c-b3e7-0083dc6102cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Pro golf tournament to be at the Greenbrier in a week or so. <BR> <BR> Picture on the left -- what the 18th hole looks like. <BR> <BR> Picture on the right -- what the 18th hole looks like now. <BR> <BR> Of course that is all minimal compared to a large part of the state. <BR> <BR> Randy2 and I are ok .... people asked even folks around the area -- but -- if the flood gets us the... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:01:12 EST The Beach Babes - Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64481367 Hi everyone! Welcome to our June home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/000cfc07-09f9-43f4-8b79-4327400a7046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some Housekeeping items: <BR> <BR> The Beach Babes: <BR> <BR> Dee SW 243 <BR> <BR> Brenda SW 255 <BR> <BR> Amy SW 280 <BR> <BR> Jody SW <BR> <BR> Laura SW 306 <BR> <BR> Kim SW 252 <BR> <BR> Lois SW <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> Day 1 Fit Food Challenge: <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to write down this week's mea... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:29:49 EST The Castaweighs - Team 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64481332 Let's take 'em down, guys!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:23:33 EST Eat Up - Team #2 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64469985 Good Luck! Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:49:49 EST Eat Up - Team #1 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64469984 Good Luck! Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:49:26 EST Beach Ball Toss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64453356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c682479b-39a8-4547-ab76-14f73d3ef4d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Life guard, Lisa, is going to throw out a beach ball each day. Catch the ball and answer the question. Let’s have fun getting to know our FSC family. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:01:33 EST Favorite Childhood Memories of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64453343 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed6e4525-8a72-412e-86f3-4e218590376a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite childhood memories of summer break? <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:59:21 EST Summer ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64453334 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07d706cb-8d88-47b8-9059-c93ffdfb5980.png"> <BR> <BR> Starting with the letter A and running through the alphabet – list one summer item that starts with the next letter in the alphabet. <BR> <BR> A = Adventure <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:57:31 EST Pamper Yourself this Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64453229 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86f0ff26-f5ea-4df4-8c98-25465e15b7ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are you doing to pamper yourself this summer? <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:45:00 EST Summer Reading List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64453217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40cee443-4cbe-481e-8e03-f2c808d7dc7c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is on your summer reading list? <BR> <BR> Use this thread to discuss the books you are enjoying this summer. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:43:39 EST Picnic in the Park (or on the Porch) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64453206 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a24c6db-4adf-4ba9-975b-0f22e9c611da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is that time of year where eating outdoors can mean a relaxing picnic in the park or just dining alfresco on the back porch. Fire up your grills. Pack your baskets. <BR> <BR> This thread is to share recipes and pictures of your picnic favorites. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:42:38 EST Wet & Wild Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64453191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82beaa8d-c29c-44d3-a95d-2b9d6f0fbb5f.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a self-directed water challenge. Set your daily goal for servings each Friday. If you are able to reach that goal 6 out of the 7 days, you will earn a special goodie! <BR> <BR> Let’s keep ourselves hydrated with nature’s most beneficial summer drink! <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:39:40 EST Walk the Weight Away Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64453185 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8714757-f8f5-4090-b293-60675b0899ca.png"> <BR> <BR> Do some of you remember the long winter days where the days were way too cold to walk outdoors? Well, welcome to summer!! It is time to don those tennis shoes, strap on your Fitbit, slip your phone in your pocket, grab your water bottle and take a stroll outside. <BR> <BR> This is an individual point challenge. The top point earners each Friday will earn special fitness goodies. <B... Mon, 30 May 2016 22:38:18 EST Eat up & Slim Down Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64453173 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fe25ce-d722-467a-b3ff-ac1185710b18.png"> <BR> <BR> This month’s challenge will be based off of SparkPeople’s Fit Food Challenge. <BR> <BR> This will be a team challenge so the more people who sign up, the larger the team camaraderie will be. Each team will have weekly weigh-ins and the highest weight loss per participating member will win the weekly goodie award. There will also be a daily fit food challenge. Each day that you complete... Mon, 30 May 2016 22:35:31 EST One if by land, two if by sea – Panic Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64453144 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dade0cf-c227-423a-9903-cbeb56273a67.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feel like you are swimming against the current? A bit over your head? Don’t panic! Post here and one of our FSC Lifeguards (team members) will be right there to assist you. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:32:07 EST The Pursuit of SP Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64453133 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9faa18c3-e5f0-4ee4-a30e-c8298a405d8b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you spinning and earning SparkPoints to your fullest potential? Can you push yourself just a bit further to earn even more points? How many days this month can you earn 100 SparkPoints or more? <BR> <BR> Post your totals here. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:29:58 EST The FSC's Liberty Retreat – (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64453128 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89c69ce7-0081-4715-a3ca-ef01b2e5f434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Relax, take a swim, enjoy the outdoors with your FSC friends. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:28:52 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64439048 Hi. I'm Sue. I'm a 53 yr old mother of two teens, considering early retirement after 29 years of teaching, needing to focus on self now with high blood pressure diagnosed last year, type 2 diabetes last month. Working on lifestyle changes to drop at least 100 pounds from this 5'8" 304 lb frame. Have lost 5 pounds in past few weeks with changes in eating style (learning to do without so many carbs). Have found the New to Diabetes group very helpful but need pointers and advice from others goin... Sat, 28 May 2016 17:20:57 EST Trade your criticism for compassion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64424489 Not new to me -- I know I need to drop the self criticism -- and going to use this article to push me into living happier and less "self-stressed" <BR> <BR> <link>www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/Emai<BR>ls/DailyTip/Pages/dailytip.aspx?td=05/<BR>26/2016 </link> <BR> <BR> "Trading self-criticism for self-compassion will create a seismic shift in your stress levels", says Cleveland Clinic wellness director Jennifer Hunter, LISW-S. <BR> <BR> "With kindness at your core, stress management be... Thu, 26 May 2016 11:07:12 EST Mother, May I? - May Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64267788 This is an individual weight loss challenge and weekly points challenge. Enter one or both. Sign up begins now. First weigh ins are due Friday the 6th and every Friday thereafter. There will also be challenges and questions to answer for the weekly points challenge. But be careful! Only answer or do the challenges if Mother says to!!! The top five individuals with the highest percentage of weight lost for the week will get bragging rights and a goodie. The same for the top five indivi... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:17:02 EST Great Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64260689 I really loved this article! <BR> <BR> 60 Second Health and Fitness Boosters <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1557 </link> <BR> <BR> If you read something good, please post a link to it. <em>150</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 22:55:44 EST Songs About Mothers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64249948 This is a thread that will showcase songs about mothers or with the word "mother" in the title! Can you guess the song? <BR> <BR> Here's the first one: <BR> <BR> "Well a mother, a real mother, is the most wonderful person in the world..." Sun, 1 May 2016 16:09:41 EST Mom-isms - Things My Mother "Taught" Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64249921 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ebc89ad-2c4b-4880-ad8a-329719c6ef4d.png"> <BR> <BR> Think back to some of the things your mother used to tell you as a child! <BR> <BR> Watch this thread for more!!! <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 16:02:45 EST Then You Can Play! - Mother's Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64249863 Our very own Fitness Queens Brenda and Dee, otherwise known as Bee and Dee, will host this lively challenge thread this month! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> The Challenge: Let's Exercise More! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> We're starting with 5 minutes a day and working on up. This challenge can be in addition to what you're already doing or a place to start if you're currently not exercising. Give us a consistent exercise week and get ready to play on the weekend. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:55:30 EST Mother Says Do Your Chores! - Home/office http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64249842 Time to see what chores we can take care of in our homes and offices! Find out what Lisa has in store for us! <BR> <em>56</em> <em>239</em> <em>149</em> <em>17</em> <em>433</em> <em>542</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:52:10 EST Mother Says Clean Your Plate! - Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64249818 Let's see what Lisa has to teach us about nutrition this month! <BR> <em>274</em> <em>265</em> <em>550</em> <em>492</em> <em>496</em> <em>53</em> <em>490</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:48:38 EST A Face Only a Mother Could Love - Photo Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64249796 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84c32cfd-9898-489a-958a-49c9d8be550a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have a face "only a mother could love???" LOL! <BR> <BR> Well, let's put it this way - can you MAKE a face only a mother could love?? <BR> <BR> This is a challenge to post pictures of yourself (or others in your family) making funny faces. Our very own Ms. Lisa is the hostess with the mostest on this challenge and she has invited a very special judge - her daughter Remi who will... Sun, 1 May 2016 15:43:27 EST Mother Says Be Polite and Introduce Yourself Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64249736 <em>235</em> Welcome to everyone! Please introduce yourselves here!! <em>523</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:32:38 EST Earning Your Allowance - Sparkpoints Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64249722 <em>347</em> Come on! Spin that wheel and earn you allowance for all those goodies you want to give out this month!!! Sun, 1 May 2016 15:30:07 EST Mother's Kitchen - Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64249709 I don't know about you, but when I was growing up (and even beyond that), my mother and I would sit in the kitchen and talk! <BR> <BR> Feel free to bring your thoughts, concerns, fun times, etc. here to Mother's Kitchen! <em>247</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:28:41 EST Need a non judgemental and sympathetic ear.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64200261 or email or screen.... <BR> <BR> Especially if you have relationship problems and trying to keep your life in balance. I can't talk to friends or family because then they hold grudges against my DH, when I am not asking them to judge him, I just need to vent and get advice on how to control my emotions and not let it torture me. <BR> <BR> HE IS DRIVING ME NUTS! He is smothering me. HELP? Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:48:46 EST GMO foods - thoughts ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64163408 Just for me - I don't think I would pass up on a food - for instance corn just because I read it was GMO. <BR> <BR> I believe that as environment changes and populations grow more foods will have have to be produced by about what ever means we have available to us. <BR> <BR> At times -- I think the unknown - untried is so much more scary than just not trying an item. <BR> <BR> Today I saw someone post that her son was Celiac - so no Gluten OR GMO --- right now there are no GMO wheat variet... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:22:08 EST Fooducate.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64058406 This is a website that looks like it's been around for awhile, but I just found it! It's very interesting. You can get a free app for you phone as well. <BR> <BR> It allows you to either look up (on the internet) or scan (with your phone) a specific food and it will tell you what's good and bad about it and give you alternatives that may be a better replacement. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fooducate.com/ </link> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:28:25 EST Foolish Team #2: Hungry Hippos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64046685 Welcome to Team #2's official April Foolishness Thread! <BR> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to track your points! I hope you had a foolish weekend. If you haven't already, post what you did so we can award you points!! <BR> <em>292</em> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> MONDAY'S CHALLENGE! <BR> Get Set Up for Success <BR> <BR> Have you thought about why you're here and what you want to accomplish over the next month? We know that the people who succeed at permanent weight loss are... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 03:22:21 EST Foolish Team #1 - The Balderdashers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64030768 Hi Team! Lets have our foolish fun this weekend. <BR> <BR> We earned 8 points for getting our challenge done today! WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> Now - everyone needs to earn their points for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 01:00:27 EST Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64022413 This is the Movie/Movie Star Game. In turn, post the name of a movie star that acted in the previously posted movie, or name another movie that the previously posted movie star was in. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Forrest Gump <BR> Tom Hanks <BR> Apollo 13 <BR> Kevin Bacon <BR> Footloose <BR> Etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e301c99c-b099-43ba-8f1d-7c939d7f8c72.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:52:10 EST Who's the Fool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64022403 Post your selfies or pics of the fun things you do in April, even if it is just you making a silly face in the mirror. Let’s dwell on the positive things in our lives that make getting up each morning worth the effort. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68a34dbe-c246-4115-ba52-b809960b8529.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:48:22 EST Funny Bones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64022400 Post anything here that strikes your funny bone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/074f108b-2694-4a82-a39c-87b36dd5466c.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:45:56 EST Defeat the Foolish Fodder - Daily Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64022395 How good are you at the daily SP quizzes? Can you beat the Foolish Fodder and earn 100% today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:41:42 EST Fountain of Youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64022388 People spend rivers of dollars on beauty products, not knowing that water is the actual fountain of youth and beauty! <BR> <BR> Four beauty benefits associated with proper hydration and that consumers should be aware of are: rejuvenating skin, improving dark circles around the eyes, decreasing fatigue, and preventing acne. <BR> <BR> Most people know that our bodies are largely made of water…70%. Both the quantity and quality of the water we drink can determine our body’s ability to shed e... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:37:20 EST Playing with our food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64022383 This is a pic thread. We are challenging our First Steppers to post pictures of what they are eating. And if you can have a little fun with your food such as smiley face on your toast or a palm tree out of your veggies, even better! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77f17dd7-1701-4ba2-88b4-e05cd92883c4.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:34:57 EST Pound for Pound Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022378 Team Leader Lisa has an interesting yet rewarding two month challenge for everyone at the FSC. <BR> <BR> "I would keep a running total of all the weight our first steppers lose in the challenges. For each pound lost I will donate a pound of rice to our children’s feeding program in honor of our first steppers. Our loss would be their gain. I would post pictures of the actual rice donated so that the First steppers could have a visual of what the pounds look like that they have shed in Apr... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:31:38 EST Footloose and Fancy Free (fitness challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022367 This is a self-described fitness challenge to see how many fun trophies you can earn in April. Follow these directions to participate in this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Set a daily fitness goal. It can be # of steps, fitness minutes, miles walked, songs danced, etc. <BR> <BR> 2. Take your daily goal number and multiply it by 5. That is your target goal to earn a trophy. For example, if your goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day, then take 10,000 x 5 = 50,000 steps. Once you have wa... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:22:43 EST Foolish Team #2 - Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022359 Have some foolish fun ladies! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:19:57 EST Foolish Team #1 - Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022355 Have some foolish fun ladies! <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:19:25 EST Spin it to win it! (SparkPoints Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64022306 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e46f1d37-d812-4857-98b6-d43c230936d5.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> How many SparkPoints can you rack up this month? Use this thread to track your point totals this month. The top 3 point totals will earn a special goodie at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:58:09 EST April Foolishness Challenge -- Official Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64003954 Join in the foolish fun! Sign up today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12fe585c-a1b8-4046-85ff-8fd3910d0ec4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is time once again for some April foolishness to come to the FSC. Two teams will be competing to see who can have the highest percentage of weight loss each week. There will be daily team challenges and of course our weekend acts of foolishness to keep the teams lively and losing. Teams will be announced on March 31st with our first... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:01:13 EST Secret Weapons of Trainers and Nutritionists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63872147 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=what_secret_weapons_do_nutritionist<BR>s_and_trainers_have_in_their_homes </link> <BR> <BR> It is sad how many of these that I have in my home - but they only help if you use them regularly. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:43:21 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63852981 Hoping our Randy has a wonderful day and has some fun <em>383</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>191</em> <em>44</em> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 03:48:42 EST Hike #3 Appalachian Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63846359 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f80ca4c-7bc3-4f04-a939-b147b8323ad1.png"> <BR> The Appalachian Trail, also known as the AT, is the granddaddy of long-distance hiking trails, winding its way over 2,000 miles (3,500 km) through 14 states from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Mountains. <BR> The Appalachian Trail is historic, not just in its own right, but it also passes through Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields. It follows old railroad beds and through the his... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 07:54:12 EST Randys Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63834623 thought I'd have one area for updates and news about various procedures. Depending on the procedure and what's going on -- Randy2 has contact information for Laura and Beverly --- and can let one of them know what's going if I'm unable to post for a bit. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to stay positive. <BR> <BR> Trying to reconnect to FSC. I know I need to be here. <BR> <BR> I've gotten back on my food plan since Friday. Monitoring fluids - can you believe! I'm drinking 2-3 diet pe... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 18:21:00 EST Hike #2- Chemin Lu Puy, 460miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63822719 Let's enjoy a weekend exploring and hiking the French Countryside! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84f38198-8d01-451e-9f99-0e42bacceefa.png"> <BR> The Chemin Le Puy route, more formally called Vía Podensis, begins in Le Puy-en-Velay (Le Puy for short), then runs nearly 500 miles through France until reaching Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Saint Jean for short) where it joins with the Camino Francés. It was one of four main pilgrimage routes through France. Back in the day, it ... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 04:06:30 EST To FSCfamily From Randy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63805512 I had a portion of this typed - and my browser through me out -- and I lost it -- so this time I typed it in my word processor for cut and paste. <BR> <BR> I had a couple appointments today. Cardiologist (electrical one) – dressing was removed from the pacemaker / defibrillator site. Was told it looked good. I wouldn’t have thought so. But was told a lot of what I was seeing was glue. I was glued closed instead of staples or stitches. No dressing required – no ointments – show... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 19:42:38 EST Team Hike #1- Arizona National Scenic Trail 814mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63799586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34af13f3-3a75-4896-9587-a6b053732df2.png"> <BR> Arizona is a land of beauty and surprises! You hear about the Grand Canyon and the hot deserts, but many people don't realize that Arizona also has lush forests, huge tracks of grasslands, snow-covered mountains and animals that look like something that came out of Central America. And, yes, the Grand Canyon is pretty awesome as well! <BR> <BR> Even the notoriously hot deserts are filled with fas... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 05:41:00 EST Spring Chickens (Daily Chuckles) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63782136 A thread for everyone to post daily chuckles: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78960bc8-1b2a-45d7-860a-fb8983dc25b0.jpg"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:55:55 EST Springtime ABC's (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63782128 Starting with the letter A, in turn add a springtime word to the list. Once we have reached Z, start over again. <BR> <BR> A = awakening <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/141247df-b7ee-481c-8cb9-9b39030ff35b.jpg"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:50:37 EST FSC's Annual Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63782125 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b107cb6f-cca9-4107-8824-9e2de238b2ea.jpg"> 03/18 <BR> <BR> It is almost that time of year again! Starting March 14th, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin. <BR> <BR> If you are new to our hunt, here is how to play: <BR> <BR> Each day a new egg will be hidden somewhere on the team boards, blogs, SparkPages, Team wall, etc. where everyone can find it. It will be tagged with that day's date. <BR> <BR> Once you have found an egg, add the d... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:46:45 EST Spring Cleaning - Hobbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63782109 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fa5c44a-2bd5-4747-a05b-06701ea3eb18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is it time to pick up an old favorite hobby that has went by the wayside? Perhaps you do not give yourself enough time to do the things you like to do because you are helping others. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to give yourself time for fun, relaxation, creativity, imagination. Pick up a book you have wanted to read or dig out the knitting needles or go climb a mountain. Whatever your "me" ti... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:37:42 EST Spring Cleaning - Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63782104 Just like it is time to spring clean your house, it is just as good of a time to do a little spring cleaning of your lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/741524be-edf4-4638-b8b8-13be9315cd18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What healthy habits do you need to dust off and put back to use? What new habits would you like to work on. <BR> <BR> Give yourself a good spring cleaning and sweep all those bad habits out the door. <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:33:16 EST Spring Cleaning - Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63782099 Spring Cleaning -- a phrase many of us hate to think about but feel so good when it is done. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d2800f3-3066-4ad1-9ad7-13d6756cc6ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to track your spring cleaning projects around your home or yard. How many can you accomplish this month? Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:29:42 EST Spring Fresh Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63782092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/706cb0d1-7a4c-472d-9ab2-9318705435df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are a lot of crazy diets out there. Many of you have tried at least 1 or 2 if not a dozen or more. But no matter what crazy ideas people come up with, one of the best diet tips is to eat fresh foods in their natural state. Fresh produce, fresh meat, eggs, milk, nuts, etc. <BR> <BR> This challenge is all about eating fresh. Starting Friday, March 4th, each day you will track the ... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:26:59 EST Spring Forward Fitness Hikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63782062 Team leader Lisa will be our tour guide this month for those who would like an additional fitness challenge. Lisa will post an unique trail to "hike" and the number of miles it will take to hike that trail. <BR> <BR> Each minute of fitness you do will count as one mile. Once you have completed a trail, a new trail and adventure will await you! <BR> <BR> So get geared up and Spring Forward with your fitness in March! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/547b7cc4-5f... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:11:32 EST Pot of Gold Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63782044 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/312db609-038c-4d53-a117-c105d0a1892f.png"> <BR> Team Leader Lisa will be leprechaun leader through this challenge guaranteed to take you over the rainbow if you give it a chance! <BR> <BR> The goal is to complete a weekly challenge and lose 2% of your body weight for the 4 week challenge. The overall winner would get a pot of gold at the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> How it would work: <BR> 1. Each participant will start with 100 pieces o... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:06:11 EST Virtual Races ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63773928 So I just discovered this today. I had no idea these existed and I really want to try one. I need to kick up my exercise, which I have planned on doing in March anyway, and I think this will be a really fun way to motivate me. Plus with a couple of them you're supporting worthy causes too! Has anyone use any of these sites? Have any information (good or bad) on any of them? I've spent some time this afternoon visiting different sites and have it narrowed to 3 or 4 I might use but am won... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:01:25 EST Cardiac Crew HEART Challenge Thread - Week #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63717744 Hey All. The fun has begun and it's time to put our whole <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> into this week's challenge! Listed below is our "HEART" challenge for this week. Please reply to this message and copy and paste the task list below along with your weigh-in results. As you complete each task EDIT YOUR POST (don't make a new one) to indicate which tasks you've done. This can be done however you choose, using some of the fun <em>252</em> <em>224</em> <em>248</em> <... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:05:21 EST New to the group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63696573 Just came back to spark people after 10 years. I started at 340 back in December and have slowly gotten down to 317 as of last weigh in on Saturday. I'm working for 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. My fitbit has been an awesome tool on helping me get up and get moving. If anyone wants to be buddies just look me up. Thanks for the add. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:57:47 EST Sparkjournal and SparkCalendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63674147 Someone messaged me to see if I still had the link to the Sparkjournal. <BR> <BR> I had misplaced it but found it this evening <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/planner.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> To find your private journal, go to the "My Trackers" tab at the top of the site and select "Planner." Here, you can add appointments, birthdays and anniversaries and set up email reminders so you won't forget these important events! But you can also add private journal entries that a... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:31:36 EST Cardiac Crew HEART Challenge Thread - Week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63661940 Hey All. The fun has begun and it's time to put our whole <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> into this week's challenge! Listed below is our "HEART" challenge for this week. Please reply to this message and copy and paste the task list below along with your weigh-in results. As you complete each task EDIT YOUR POST (don't make a new one) to indicate which tasks you've done. This can be done however you choose, using some of the fun <em>248</em> <em>252</em> <em>48</em> <... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:35:51 EST Cardiac Crew (team #1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63608550 Starting our team thread for the this challenge. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:25:59 EST Cardiac Crew HEART Challenge Thread - Week #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63608478 Hey All. The fun has begun and it's time to put our whole <em>26</em> <em>129</em> into this week's challenge! Listed below is our "HEART" challenge for this week. Please reply to this message and copy and paste the task list below along with your weigh-in results. As you complete each task EDIT YOUR POST (don't make a new one) to indicate which tasks you've done. This can be done however you choose, using some of the fun <em>252</em> emoticons <em>248</em> <em>48</em> ... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:15:40 EST The King and Queens of Hearts (team #2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63603740 Welcome to our new castle King and Queens! <BR> <BR> Week # 1 begins today so don't forget to post your starting weights. <BR> <BR> Team members: <BR> <BR> Dee - Kitchen Fairy <BR> Stephanie <BR> Jessie - Water Server <BR> Joanne <BR> Valerie <BR> Julie <BR> Randy <BR> Brenda - Weight Tracker <BR> Laura - Heart Monitor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weigh-ins: <BR> Dee - 238 <BR> Stephanie - <BR> Jessie - 292 <BR> Joanne - 183 <BR> Valerie - 248 <BR> Julie - <BR> Randy - 275 <BR> Brend... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:37:02 EST Heart Beat Team #2 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63582439 Good Luck! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:12:01 EST Heart Beat Team #1 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63582409 Good Luck! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:08:37 EST Home is Where the Heart is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63564132 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be33cf92-b324-4284-8fe4-52831bc05c6f.jpg"> <BR> Do you have that cleaning project you have been putting off? What better time to tackle it than winter time! <BR> <BR> Post a cleaning project and keep us posted on your progress. How many can you complete this month? <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:36:03 EST Change of Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63564121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4dfab941-0bc7-4a31-b70b-09ebaaaecf0e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have any great trade-outs or changes you would like to share? (Using broth to help flavor your rice? Using newspaper to wash your mirrors? Using water jugs instead of hand weights?) <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on any subject are welcome! <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:34:13 EST Cold Hands, Warm Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63564110 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a79bec2d-1aa2-47ce-a6ae-793ea9e8545f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Many of us live in areas where winter brings enough cold with it to chase us indoors. So what do you do during those winter months when you are cooped up indoors? Use this thread to post ideas for indoor activities including fitness, relaxation, socializing, etc. <BR> <BR> Any suggestion is welcome! <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:31:58 EST From the Bottom of My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63564100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a696e1f-7cf1-43a8-b6b6-aa5b6c6b6adc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> During the month of February, be watching this thread as our own DeeGirl will be leading us in discussions on positive thinking and heartfelt thoughts and deeds. It is sure to be an uplifting and motivational journey! <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:29:47 EST A Caring Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63564069 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de1e2e51-5890-4e29-86bd-712dab931d60.jpg"> <BR> Team Leader Lisa will post a weekly challenge to do something nice to share the love with someone in your community. <BR> <BR> February is a month of love! The best way to warm your heart is to do something nice for someone else. This month Lisa will give you a weekly challenge of a random act of kindness that will bring a smile to someone else's face and heart. Share on this thread your expe... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:26:15 EST My Heart’s Desire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63564037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23dac9e6-cf8b-4fce-be46-67bc8fe81326.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to post your next mini-goal and keep everyone posted on your progress. A good mini-goal would be one that can be completed in a week or two and is easily measurable. Eating better is not specific enough – eating 4-5 servings of veggies each day for one week would be a smart and obtainable mini-goal. In addition to your mini-goal, post what your reward will be once you achi... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:20:35 EST Eat Your Heart Out Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63564013 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98dfc453-a578-48d1-8473-5b2d63ef2c72.jpg"> <BR> Proper nutrition is key to improving your heart health and overall health. This thread will challenge you to plan your meals, share recipes, make healthy choices. Stop in each day for a new heart healthy challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge for Feb 1st -- create a menu plan for the upcoming week. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:18:23 EST Not for the Faint-Hearted – Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63563980 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db67c273-3007-4fb5-8c4e-856097dff9b4.jpg"> <BR> Our own Leader Lisa will be putting you, and your heart, through the paces with some fitness challenges throughout the month of February. <BR> <BR> We all know that cardio exercise is good for weight loss and fat burning, but did you also know that cardio can help you sleep better, improve your brain function, increase your bone density and help alleviate depression? Just 30 minutes per day 3 ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:12:23 EST The Heart Beat Challenge - Official Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63563949 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71607a69-b003-4268-a8f6-fc423e8d3e89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a weekly team weight loss challenge. <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, February 5th, and running for 3 weeks, participants will be broken into 2 teams. Each team will be competing to see which team loses the most weight per team member at each Friday’s weigh-in. Each team will create their team name and member responsibilities. There will also be a “HEART” challenge posted on this thr... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:05:36 EST Hit the Panic Button! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63563934 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f8ee8e5-e749-415f-9459-bf6718ec570a.jpg"> <BR> In this journey, we all face challenges or obstacles that get in the way of our successes. Any questions or requests for assistance can be posted here and our wonderful team members will respond with advice and support. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:00:45 EST Welcome to the FSC – Introduce yourself here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63563926 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17a67e8e-d720-4997-982d-c06127d81fe9.jpg"> <BR> Our team members are the heart and soul of the FSC. We are so pleased that you have decided to join us in this weight loss journey. Please introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:59:04 EST Let the ice melt...(water thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63563874 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cb6a293-3be0-49a1-b03c-8446d1376ed4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The American Heart Association stresses the importance of staying hydrated: <BR> <BR> Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat s... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:49:33 EST The FSC Fun House (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63563860 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4f216b9-1fb2-45ac-8bbf-19494891ffa5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Heartland Manor, a step back in time to an era when life was simpler and every moment was spent enjoying life and love. Stroll through our magnificent gardens. Sip tea in the drawing room. Enjoy a wonderful book from our library. Enjoy lively conversation in the opulent dining room. The beautiful Heartland Manor and grounds are at your disposal. Chat with friends and enjoy t... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:46:59 EST One's working on Declutter --- thread needs help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63532276 <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> I think some folks better get over to the <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x633<BR>05972 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:33:10 EST Bio Challenge Team #2 Week 3 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63489883 Points Only this week please-Week 2 was hard to get through. <BR> <BR> Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE emoticon EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list please add a emoticon ... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:46:54 EST BIO Challenge Team 1 - WEEK #3 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63487313 Hi, Team! Here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the weekly activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE <em>248</em> EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. At the end of the week I'll go through each team member's post and count up the number of points f... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:08:32 EST Share your story - from Coach Jen!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63484133 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A writer has contacted us, asking if we could find any members who fit the following criteria: <BR> <BR> --a woman (or women: perhaps sisters, or a mother and daughter who lost weight together?) in the 32- 45 age group. <BR> --She can be located anywhere in the U.S. <BR> --IMPORTANT: she should not have already shared her story with another publication. <BR> ---someone with a really surprising or dramatic "a ha" moment, that defining moment where she decided to t... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:18:26 EST New from Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63476750 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Two new things launched today that I wanted to let you know about: <BR> <BR> 1. On the Nutrition Tracker, you can now make a “Quick Entry.” This basically lets you add a calorie/carb/fat/protein value to a meal, without searching for a food, nor adding a manual food. <BR> <BR> 2. We used to let people share 1 piece of content for 3 points a day. We now let you share up to 3 pieces, and at 3 points per piece, you can get 9 points a day. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:20:15 EST BIO Challenge Team #1 - WEEK #2 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63436962 <em>213</em> Hi, Team. Here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the weekly activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE <em>248</em> EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. At the end of the week I'll go through each team member's post and count up the numb... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 23:28:38 EST Bio Challenge Team #2 Week 2 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63431480 <em>243</em> Let's make this another great week! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE emoticon EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list p... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:10:20 EST Get the most nutrients from veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63412200 <em>286</em> <em>550</em> <em>286</em> <em>69</em> <em>286</em> <em>373</em> <em>341</em> <em>286</em> <BR> <BR> get some extra points watching a video from SparkLibrary <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=3 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>286</em> <em>550</em> <em>286</em> <em>69</em> <em>286</em> <em>373</em> <em>341</em> <em>286</em> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:47:28 EST Losing the Cortisol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63412150 <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Searching for videos to watch found this one under CONFIDENCE <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=166 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:38:39 EST Bio Challenge Team #2 Week 1 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63397922 I have stolen this from Team #1 because it was such a good idea! <BR> <BR> Okay, Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE emoticon EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list please add ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:44:40 EST Dehydrating fruits and vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63394582 I've been experimenting with dehydrating some veggies. I've done lots of fruits but I will write about some of my successes, tips. <BR> <BR> Would love it - if others with experience would share on the thread as well. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:27:13 EST BIO Challenge Team #1 Points Thread - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63386060 Okay, Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE <em>248</em> EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list please add a <em>248</em> for each dance you complete, up to the allowed ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 20:38:40 EST Need Cookware Advice Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63384104 I'm not a good cook and don't cook fancy meals, just every day basics. Most of my cookware is very old (20+ years) and in need of replacement. In addition, one of my goals this year is to cook a lot more meals at home and I think buying a fun new set of cookware will help motivate me to do that. I have picked out several sets that I think will serve me well. Some are "hard anodized" and some are "porcelain enamel" aluminum. Based on the prices and comments/reviews I'm finding online the ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 15:59:59 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63370034 Team #2, Good luck! <BR> <BR> SKNAPP75 <BR> DTHOR6 <BR> LISA1065 <BR> JOANNE05 <BR> RICHILA <BR> _CEEG_ Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:10:13 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63370024 Team #1, Good luck! <BR> <BR> SERENE-AGAIN <BR> MIZZGRIZZ <BR> MUSIKAT62 <BR> TXCRICKETT <BR> _RANDY_ <BR> MOMOFBOYS <BR> ENTIRELYBEVERLY Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:09:06 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Main Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63370008 <em>381</em> OK! Let the fun healthy fun begin! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This is the Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge! Welcome, everyone! Teams are posted below. New members will be added every Friday! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> The Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge is a team-vs-team challenge. Each team will consist of approximately the same number of team mates and each team mate will be expected to participate and share some of the responsibilities. <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> The Ch... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:07:38 EST Brenda -- have you seen this ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63352092 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=72 </link> Tue, 5 Jan 2016 21:17:41 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge Sign-Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63343761 This is the sign-up thread for our monthly challenge! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>91</em> <em>104</em> <em>102</em> <em>104</em> <em>4</em> <em>104</em> <BR> The Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge is a team-vs-team challenge. Each team will consist of approximately the same number of team mates and each team mate will be expected to participate and share some of the responsibilities. <BR> <BR> The Challenge begins Friday, so you have from now until Thursday evening to sign-up.... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 23:14:49 EST Beginning again in 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63324160 Hi all. <BR> <BR> I have been on again off again on Sparks people for several years more off then on, I at least weigh around the same as when I first starte so even with the ups and downs there isn't an overall gain. I am 65 grandmother of 4 (two of which I live with) I have lots of health problems but deal with them as best I can. I read a lot , crochet, volunteer at church and at a thrift shop and make homemade cards. I have a good friend my same age that has lost 50 lbs in the last year... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 23:07:36 EST Change One Letter - game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63306043 The object is to change one letter in the last word presented to create a new word! You can change an existing letter or add or subtract a letter. <BR> <BR> First word - Name <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:31:26 EST Beat the Daily SP Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63306023 Can you get 100%? Try it out and learn healthy information as well! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:27:51 EST