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 New SP Challenges and Start Page - Check it out!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62348413 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=check_out_sparkpeoples_new_challenges </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you, SP, for having our backs!!! Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:10:51 EST Advance Notice of September Book Reading Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62337806 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to give you an heads up about one of our threads for September. We will be having a Book Club reading thread where we will read a book together and discuss how we can implement what we are learning from it. The book will be SparkPeople’s Solutions. This is the second SP book. You will need to have this book to fully participate, however, if you do not have a copy, you have a few days in which to get it or you can follow the discussion taking place. You wi... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:18:37 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x62323797 Hi Sparks. I'm back here after leaving more than 4 years ago, when I lost over 80 lbs. Since then I've gained it all back & now I have a multitude of health problems... I tracked my food in a notebook for about a month, but stopped... Today I'm on day 3 tracking on SP. Just joined several of the groups I used to be in and enjoyed (especially the Shutterbugs). I hope, hope, hope I will keep this up. At 53 I'm only going to get worse if I just maintain. BTW, I have lost about 20 lbs over the pa... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 16:34:07 EST Words with Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62138583 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29aa89e1-b1ce-4087-a42d-cb6d32604c3c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In turn, post a motivational word using the next letter in the alphabet. Once you hit z, start the alphabet over. <BR> <BR> First word: <BR> <BR> Achieve <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:10:43 EST Healthy Scrabble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62138579 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/55390ea1-0e90-430d-ab4a-a99eef3deb17.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> In turn, post a healthy word using one letter from the previous person’s letter. Add up your scrabble word score (sorry – no double or triple word scores in this game) using the chart below. Words must be 3 – 7 characters in length and must be a “healthy” word. Starting word: <BR> <BR> Start (5 points) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> • A is worth 1 <BR> • B is worth 3 <BR> • C is wort... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:08:55 EST Wet & Wild Poker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62138574 THIS CHALLENGE REQUIRES A DECK OF CARDS …and a lot of water! <BR> <BR> Starting each Friday (July 31st, Aug 7th, 14th, 21st), shuffle your deck of cards. For every two servings of water you drink, draw a card from the deck. On Friday, take all of the cards that you drew and create the best poker hand you can and post it here. The winning hand earns a Goodie. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a74bdc9-bafc-47e9-8710-3dae7425b02b.png"> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:05:15 EST Apples to Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62138566 The FSC’s version of Apples to Apples is that a “food card” will be played each day (a food item will be listed). You will need to add your “card” to go with that food item. Your “card” can be anything you want it to be, usually 1-3 word answers. At the end of the day, a winning combination will be selected and a new “food card” will be played. Bragging rights to the daily winners. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Food Card: Plum <BR> Person #1: Pudding <BR> Person #2: Professor <BR> Per... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:02:54 EST Trivial Pursuit - SparkPeople Version http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62138552 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e1cd3bd-c5f5-4933-8d87-cbff8b6f771c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sharpen your mind and learn more about healthy living in a few minutes each day! <BR> <BR> You'll earn 3 SparkPoints once you correctly answer 3 questions in a day. You can have as many tries as you want, but once you answer 3 questions correctly, you'll have to wait until tomorrow for more opportunities to try again. You can also compare and share (optional) your overall accuracy wi... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:59:00 EST Chutes & Ladders http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62138536 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5111fca8-00f4-4002-9c30-97ada61c7a24.gif"> <BR> <BR> A SINGLE DICE IS NEEDED FOR THIS CHALLENGE. (if you don’t have a die, then 6 pieces of paper numbered 1 – 6 that can be drawn from a hat each day will work) You will be on the honor system for this game. <BR> <BR> Rules to play FSC’s Chutes & Ladders: <BR> <BR> Each day, roll the die and move ahead that number of spaces. (each space is numbered on the board shown) <BR> <BR> There is a ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:54:06 EST The Game of Life Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62138514 In the FSC’s version of Life will be a 4 week challenge. Each week we will travel our way though different aspects of a healthy life: <BR> <BR> Week #1: Education <BR> <BR> Week #2: Nutrition <BR> <BR> Week #3: Fitness <BR> <BR> Week #4: Motivation <BR> <BR> Each week you will start out with $500 of FSC Life money. A list of “board spaces” will be posted. Some “spaces” will earn you money. Some will cost you. The goal is to track your money through the week with the goal to make... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:48:41 EST new SparkApps for phones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62008308 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/app/30-day-diet-<BR>makeover.asp </link> <BR> <BR> also worth some extra SparkPoints <BR> <BR> There's also one for Nutrition Lookup Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:29:27 EST A couple new Sparkpeople Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62000865 This was posted to Facebook SparkPage <BR> <BR> These are in Beta or testing --- that are not in the challenge forum yet <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=get_a_sneak_peek_of_our_updated_cha<BR>llenges_feature </link> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:38:07 EST What's your go-to dinner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61903820 What's the dinner you can always count on? For you, and/or your family? That one perfect meal where you know the ingredients, you know the calories, and you probably usually even have the ingredients on hand! <BR> <BR> For me, it's breaded cutlets (I always use pork or chicken) with lemon juice on a bed of greens (preferably something bitter, like arugula, but pretty much whatever's on sale works, too!). Comes in at 300-400 calories, is super-fast, cheap, fills me up, and makes excellent le... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:51:27 EST Arts & Crafts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61883147 Do you remember doing arts and crafts at camp or summer playgrounds? Still have some arts and crafts you do today? Share them with the team. Show us pictures or start a new project. Want to pick up a new hobby or maybe pick up one you haven’t done in years? Why not start today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e21654e4-ebdc-4a01-8843-03a64d97bd64.jpg"> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:03:07 EST Perfect Picnic Party (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61883111 Below is a list of questions needing answered for creating the perfect picnic. In turn, add one item to an empty question until all questions have been answered. Once we have finished creating a perfect picnic, then re-post the empty list of questions and start all over again. How many perfect picnics can we create this month? <BR> <BR> What is the theme?(answer this one first) <BR> <BR> Where will it be located? <BR> <BR> What will we sit on? <BR> <BR> What dinnerware is needed? <BR> ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:59:57 EST Lemonade Stand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61883073 When life gives you a glass of ice cold water, add a lemon! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26e5fdef-57f8-4c54-a3ad-f77a70915eef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a thread to share the number of waters you are getting in daily and any cool, refreshing summertime drink recipes! What better way to relax than sitting in your deck chair with a tall cool glass of ice cold lemonade and a good book! Let’s see what we can come up with to have at our Lemonade Stand! <BR> ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:56:19 EST Freedom from Chaos & Clutter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61883032 Do you have a summer cleaning project? Maybe a pantry that needs cleaning out or a closet of clothes that no longer fits? Maybe a garden that needs weeding or a garage that is out of control? <BR> <BR> Post a project for the week and keep us posted on your progress. Write out your To Do lists. Can you get your projects done this month? Can you set yourself free from Chaos and Clutter? <BR> <BR> OF COURSE YOU CAN!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:53:57 EST Farmer's Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61883009 Do you enjoy going to Farmer’s Markets? Or even the fresh produce sections of your local grocers? Do you get excited to see the summer produce hitting the shelves? <BR> <BR> Let’s talk Fresh Freggies! <BR> <BR> What fruits and vegetables did you buy this week? How are you going to prepare/serve them? Have any great recipes? Are there any freggies that you would like to try or afraid to try? Please share!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1106451-cdf1... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:51:08 EST Summer Bucket List Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61882969 If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die. <BR> <BR> Now we don’t expect anyone to be dying of course, that would be just silly! But we do want you to create a bucket list of 15 things you want to achieve or experience by the end of July. Your Summer Bucket List! <BR> <BR> I can be anything, however, try to make it about having some summer fun... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:45:43 EST Declaration of Thindependence Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61882925 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. We are going to give you 28! <BR> <BR> Starting July 3rd with our initial weigh-ins, we will have 4 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 new habit or two along the ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:39:42 EST Wild and Crazy Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61776792 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61be619d-dbfb-49d1-b561-125201dc48ee.jpg"> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:11:26 EST W.I.L.D. Wonderful Weekend #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61683173 Pick a letter for each letter of W.I.L.D. that you want to work on this weekend. <BR> <BR> This is a thread for the weekend --- since I have a feeling of less structure over the weekend I'm using this thread to commit to doing better this weekend than last. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=466 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=219 </link> Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:43:04 EST The Wild & Wonderful Jungle Cats Team#2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61642352 The Wild & Wonderful Jungle Cats - lead by none other than Certified Cat Herder (Randy - Sister Rainbow may be my backup when needed) <BR> <BR> BRITTANY116 - Brittany <BR> HONEYLEA - Laura Untamed Chef of the Urban Jungle <BR> LISA1065 - Lisa Fanatical Jungle Enthusiast <BR> MIZZGRIZZ - Cyndi <BR> MOM2DOODLES - <BR> MUSIKAT62 - Julie Aquarius, water goddness <BR> _RANDY_ - Randy Certified Cat Herder (leader) <BR> WHOLEFOODLOVER – Tawanda Wild Beast Tamer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> BRITTANY116... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 09:03:22 EST When I hear .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61636221 Here's one I pirated off another team!!! <BR> <BR> When I hear ________, I think _________. <BR> <BR> I'll start off with a word. The next person will put it in the sentence and finish it. Then the next person will use the last word of the person before and continue on. <BR> <BR> So: <BR> <BR> Say the word is "blue" - it would go like this - <BR> <BR> When I hear "blue", I think "sky." <BR> <BR> Now the next person continues with the word "sky." Sun, 31 May 2015 15:59:28 EST Movie/Movie Star http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61636193 This can be a fun little game. I'll start off by listing a movie. The next person than lists the name of someone who played in that move. Then the next person has to pick another movie that that person played in. <BR> <BR> So: <BR> <BR> If I say Jurassic Park. (that's the movie) <BR> <BR> The next person needs to pick one of the actors from the movie Jurassic park - Richard Attenborough. <BR> <BR> Then the next person needs to pick the name of another movie that Richard Attenborough w... Sun, 31 May 2015 15:55:37 EST Wild Alphabet Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61636171 <em>334</em> Let's play a "wild" game! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start by leaving the name of an animal that starts with the letter "A". The next person then leaves an animal that starts with "B" and so on and so forth! <BR> <BR> Aardvark Sun, 31 May 2015 15:51:01 EST Rut Busters - Let's Break Out of Some Ruts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61636155 Each week will focus on a different area of our lives! Watch for different ideas and feel free to post some of your own! <BR> <BR> o Breaking out of those unhealthy mind sets (1st – 7th) <BR> o Meals (8th – 14th) <BR> o Exercise (15th – 21st) <BR> o Housework (22nd – 30th) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1eec2c81-0d4a-435f-aeac-cc4cec8e6e9f.jpg"> Sun, 31 May 2015 15:47:31 EST June's Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61636138 What do you want to accomplish this month? List it here, then tell us how it’s going. Our own Mr. Randy will host this thread! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b6cd189-4045-4e72-a98a-3db4bd219f11.jpg"> Sun, 31 May 2015 15:43:12 EST Bust Out! Introduce Yourself Here - Welcome Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x61636045 Welcome, newbies and oldies alike! We are so very glad to meet you all! Tell us about yourself! Sun, 31 May 2015 15:28:34 EST Counting Fireflies - Sparkpoints, that is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61636023 Who can get the most SparkPoints??? Randy and Beverly are hard to beat! Can YOU try???? Sun, 31 May 2015 15:25:34 EST The Wild Things Ship - chat thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61636011 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10cd3390-2fb3-4a71-918f-2f171649ffd6.jpg"> <BR> Welcome to this Wild June! Let's chat it up! Share your "wild" things with us - your wild schemes, your wild dreams, any and all of it! <BR> <BR> This is the place!!!! Sun, 31 May 2015 15:23:19 EST W.I.L.D Wonderful Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61618662 Trying to revive a Weekend challenge thread. <BR> <BR> I know for me weekends are a lot less structured. During my work week. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are more timely. I seem to drink my water more regularly during the work day. <BR> <BR> So I think this weekend we could start my kicking off the WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> W <em>38</em> Wonderful; Wow; Wellness; Wonder; Water(y) <BR> <em>216</em> I <em>38</em> Inspiring; Insightful; I... Fri, 29 May 2015 13:52:57 EST New team for singles with alot of weight to lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61618161 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ <BR> individual.asp?gid=65232 <BR> <BR> It is called Fabulous Fullsized Singles. It is for men and women who are single and want some extra support dealing with singlehood issues. Fri, 29 May 2015 12:50:48 EST Walking on the Wild Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61617785 In keeping with the WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE theme - let's Walk on the wild side. <BR> <BR> This month let's collect some Zoo Animals -- we don't even have to cage them. You can just post their picture on the thread. <BR> <BR> Challenge start Monday June <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Think about your daily step goal. <BR> 2. Multiply daily steps by 30. <BR> 3. Divide monthly goal by 10. <BR> 4, Amount equals your "milestone' level. <BR> <BR> Then as you hit the milestone level ... Fri, 29 May 2015 11:50:54 EST Where the Wild Things Are Challenge Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61615408 Time to get your WILD THING on!!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/314c4c16-651b-42bc-b664-afc15bc92ec5.jpg"> <BR> This is the main thread for this challenge. Look here for daily challenges, to post your team weigh-ins every Friday, and to sign-up if you wish to join the challenge. <BR> <BR> Here are the two teams. Threads have been posted for each. <BR> <BR> Team 1 <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x616<BR>15373 </l... Fri, 29 May 2015 07:30:52 EST Where the Wild Things Are - team 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61615382 Good luck, Team 2! <BR> <BR> BRITTANY116 - Brittany <BR> HONEYLEA - Laura <BR> LISA1065 - Lisa <BR> MIZZGRIZZ - Cyndi <BR> MOM2DOODLES - <BR> MUSIKAT62 - Julie <BR> _RANDY_ - Randy <BR> WHOLEFOODLOVER – Tawanda <BR> Fri, 29 May 2015 07:25:20 EST Takedown Tigresses - team 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61615373 Good luck, Team 1! <BR> <BR> CHANGEN4ME - <BR> DTHOR6 – Kim <BR> ENTIRELYBEVERLY - Beverly <BR> JONEILNH2014 - Joanne <BR> KIMBA276 - <BR> MOONWOLFSINGING - Kate <BR> RICHILA - Valerie <BR> -SUSANO- - Sue <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 29 May 2015 07:23:43 EST June's Where the Wild Things Are Official Sign-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61587066 Are you a Wild Thing??? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0df84030-8f37-4086-bd09-bf3b7a34334d.jpg"> <BR> Were you a wild thing in a previous life??? <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/172ed647-fbf4-43dd-b0fa-56a5fd343e71.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Where the Wild Things Are Challenge <BR> <BR> Sign ups begin today and new members can be added each Friday. <BR> <BR> There will be two teams of Wild Things which will be assigned Friday the 29th. Your starting we... Tue, 26 May 2015 00:30:36 EST Never to early for maintenance planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61540002 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1064 </link> <BR> <BR> I found this article and almost didn't read it because ... I'm NOT in maintenance. But I read it and found that a lot of this goes along with the lifestyle changes that we are currently working on. It's my belief that if we build these into our goals -- it will be much easier in maintenance. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>195</em> <em>279</em> <em>248</em> <em>236</em> <em>437</em> <... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:43:50 EST Photographer Captured A Woman’s Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61426293 <link>goo.gl/tWM6IH </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 11:12:04 EST New Sparkpoints Tasks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61418038 from Coach Jen <BR> <BR> Hello <BR> <BR> Today we added the ability to receive SparkPoints for liking friend feed items, team wall posts, and blogs. This is a new SparkPoints task listed under the community section of Daily SparkPoint Challenges. You can receive 1 point per like, up to 5 per day. <BR> <BR> We also added SparkPoints for commenting on someone’s team wall post. These points feed into the existing Post to SparkTeam and Message Boards challenge also under Community in Daily Spa... Wed, 6 May 2015 13:44:16 EST Elsa's Emoticons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61368851 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1294941607.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Elsa has thrown the doors of the castle open and wants to know what emoticons describes the people of the kingdom today. <BR> <BR> What is your emoticon today? <BR> <BR> <BR> I know what Olaf would pick... <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 May 2015 03:28:28 EST Beauty and the Beast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61368840 When you looked in the mirror this morning did you see Beauty..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l124426078.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ......or do you see the Beast? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1553027867.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to let us know how you tamed the Beast and found the Beauty! A little make-up? A colorful blouse? Cool shoes? Or by simply telling yourself how wonderful you are! <BR> <BR> If we do no... Fri, 1 May 2015 03:18:25 EST The Emperor’s New Groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61368834 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1755712017.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is time to get your Groove on! Crank the music and DANCE!! Let loose! Who cares if someone sees you. Turn up the volume and dance with wild abandonment. Not only is it good fitness, but when was the last time you were in a bad mood while dancing? (NEVER!) <BR> <BR> Post what you are dancing to here as well as watch for some periodic ideas from the Emperor on how to Groove in style! <BR> <BR> <BR> <l... Fri, 1 May 2015 03:12:33 EST Toy Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61368827 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1147739310.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you like to play with toys as a kid? Were you good at using your imagination? Did you turn empty food boxes into your play grocery store? Did you use a rock to draw a hopscotch court? Did your Barbie have more outfits than you did? <BR> <BR> We all have fond memories of the games and activities we played as a child. But who says that we have to grow up? This thread is all about releasing our inner child... Fri, 1 May 2015 03:06:39 EST Sleeping Beauty http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61368822 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l672140356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Did you know that one of the best ways to live healthy and lose weight is to get enough sleep? <BR> <BR> It seems like we are so busy working or running from here and there that our sleep suffers from our non-stop schedules. <BR> <BR> Take this month to really track your sleep habits. Do you deprive yourself during the week and then try to play catch up on the weekend? Do you have enough energy to workout or ... Fri, 1 May 2015 03:00:51 EST Are you Cinderella or Sorcerer Mickey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61368817 When it comes to cleaning do you have things under control? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l120528094.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Or are you more like Mickey – out of control? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1726876691.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> What task are you going to take on this week to get your cleaning under control? Fri, 1 May 2015 02:58:52 EST Ratatouille http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61368810 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1173734317.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you a budding chef? Do you like to try new recipes? Looking for some healthy ideas for meal plans? Then we have a table available for you! <BR> <BR> This thread is for posting your meal plans, recipes, questions, etc. Even if you are a cooking novice, come share in the delectable delights of our Ratatouille thread. <BR> <BR> To start us off, here is a recipe for Ratatouille: <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1... Fri, 1 May 2015 02:56:36 EST Are you as Brave as Princess Merida? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61368797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1554652315.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A tomboy at heart, Princess Merida is one active young lady! She is as feisty as her red hair suggests and seeks adventure at every possible moment. She is the ruler of her own destiny. Princess Merida has enlisted help from Coach Nicole to create some workouts and exercises that may challenge you to try something new or a little out of your comfort zone. But don’t worry. You don’t have to be perfect at it. ... Fri, 1 May 2015 02:51:22 EST Lightening McQueen Speedway (SP Points) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61368724 Take your own SparkPoints wheel for a “SPIN” around the track. If you are good enough, you may even earn a bonus lap. How high of “SPEED” (points) did you reach on the speedway today? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2082081794.jpg"> Fri, 1 May 2015 02:15:06 EST Circle of Life Challenge -- Official Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61350095 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785456319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hakuna matata dear friends! Welcome to this month’s Circle of Life Challenge! This is a weekly points-based challenge using these four areas: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l239438937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To join this challenge, you will first need to select which Disney character you will be for the challenge. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2032897028... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 01:08:38 EST I'm here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x61304992 Something about joining this team feels like coming home; even though while I'm a returning Spark member I only just found this team for the first time (how did I miss it before <em>101</em> ) <BR> <BR> I'm picking up a sense of fun which ... to me is essential in this healthier lifestyle journey and which so often seems to be missing - love that vibe and hope I'm right <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm from the land downunder (Australia) ... single and 42; with (as all of us here either ha... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 21:50:01 EST No peeking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61268501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398366545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I said NO PEEKING!! Gotcha! <BR> <BR> If you peeked, post your favorite color. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:38:31 EST excuse post http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61249939 can not get link to work --- sorry Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:24:34 EST Rewards --- treats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61237371 featured blog <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889281&u<BR>tm_source=sparkpeople&utm_medium=email<BR>&utm_campaign=sp-community-highlight </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> rewards are one of the worse things I do for myself --- but I like the writer's thinking about the shoes ---- reward --- and encouragement to continue. <BR> <BR> I bought myself some wireless earbuds --- I use them for walking --- the reward was that I didn't have to constantly dea... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:48:52 EST spend less to eat healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61189001 <link>chriskresser.com/7-tips-for-healthy-<BR>living-on-a-budget </link> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:15:25 EST Happy Healthy & Safe Easter to my FSC pals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61128883 before I go to bed --- and this is up late for me .... <BR> <BR> I wanted just wanted to say Happy ----- Healthy ---- and Safe Easter to all that celebrate Easter <BR> <BR> Enjoy your family and/or friends this Sunday. <BR> <BR> Let's remember our healthy goals --- and keep taking the next healthy step! Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:03:47 EST Foolish Fillies (AF-Team #1) Team Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61115010 Starting Weigh Ins: <BR> <BR> -SUSANO- (254) <BR> ENTIRELYBEVERLY (384) <BR> I-AM-BUBBLES (264) <BR> MARLY53 <BR> BRITTANY116 (226) <BR> RICHILA <BR> MOMOFBOYS (353) <BR> NEW_ME_IN_2015 <BR> MAGOO_GNU (260) Fri, 3 Apr 2015 11:07:17 EST Wascally Weighers (AF team #2) Team Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61112047 Wascally Weighers Team Thread <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l344572884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Welcome to all the Wascals! <BR> <BR> JPL2014 <BR> _RANDY_ <BR> MIZZGRIZZ <BR> JESSIEBRUNS - Hydration <BR> ELJAYS1 <BR> LAINIESNEWLIFE - Cheerleader <BR> MRSBIGGLESWORTH <BR> HONEYLEA -- Tracker <BR> <BR> If you haven't chosen a team role, please let us know what you are up for this month. <BR> <BR> Also, let's make sure everyone checks in today! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 02:12:48 EST Who's the Fool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61091760 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://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1755027217.jpg"> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 03:01:36 EST Funny Bones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61091756 Post anything here that strikes your funny bone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604163353.jpg"> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:59:44 EST Spring Fling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x61091754 Time to do a little Spring cleaning? <BR> <BR> Here is a thread to help you stay on track with those procrastinated cleaning projects in April. <BR> <BR> 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 e... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:56:44 EST Fountain of Youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61091748 Fountain of Youth – 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... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:47:43 EST Playing With Our Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61091743 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://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649628741.jpg"> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:45:38 EST Footloose and Fancy Free -- fitness challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61091737 This is a self-described fitness challenge to see how many fun titles 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 new title. 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 wal... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:41:45 EST Baby Steps Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61091729 Beverly will be heading up our Baby Steps Challenge. <BR> <BR> This challenge is based off of SP's Small Changes Challenge. Be watching this thread for daily challenges on how baby steps taken everyday will complete big challenges by the end of the month. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1584469785.jpg"> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:35:58 EST AF - Organizing Thread for Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61091723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1957905288.jpg"> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:31:26 EST AF - Organizing Thread for Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61091722 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1082428465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:30:59 EST April Foolishness Challenge -- Official Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x61091717 Are you ready for some April Foolishness? This challenge officially starts on Friday so there will be more details posted Friday morning, but here is the general instructions: <BR> <BR> 1. This is a two-fold challenge. You can choose to participate in one or both challenges each week. <BR> <BR> ---First challenge is weight loss. We post our weigh-ins each Friday and the team with the highest percentage of weight loss will be declared the winners for that week. <BR> <BR> ---The seco... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:28:53 EST April Foolishness Challenge -- Sign Up Here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x61055018 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1037114547.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. <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> Teams will be announced on April 1st with our first weigh-in on... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:39:46 EST feeling like a failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x61030352 everytime I start a diet I end up failing...I feel like such a failure that I end up gaining wt because of this feeling. I need help... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:51:04 EST FAT is not a FEELING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61001293 I don't know who has seen this and who hasn't --- but it was very powerful for me! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l144545245.jpg"> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=145 </link> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:28:24 EST what kind of vitamin do you take? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60910669 Just wondering what kind of vitamins everyone takes. I just started taking my vitamins again and I am feeling better combined with the exercising I have been doing. <BR> <BR> What I am taking is the GNC Ultra Mega Women's energy and metabolism. What I dont like are they are kind of big and they taste weird. What I like is how I feel after I take them. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:51:34 EST Starting fresh http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60806573 Hi! <BR> Happy March 1st! My hubby and I are looking to get fit again. We decided today being the 1st of a new month was a good day to get started. Here's the hard part...My hubby is not really overweight. He's always maintained his weight pretty well. Me...well I struggle A LOT! <BR> I need to lose over 100 lbs (AGAIN) <BR> <BR> We are making commitments to get back in the gym (today was our first visit back) and we were both surprised how difficult it was! <BR> <BR> SP helped me previousl... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:33:48 EST March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60794514 We have a great new feature on SP that allows us to post pictures to our posts. Use this thread to post selfies. These selfies should be about you doing healthy things like: <BR> <BR> ** Your fresh new Spring look in the mirror today <BR> ** That healthy delicious meal you made <BR> ** That look of pride when you didn't give into a craving <BR> ** That look of accomplishment after a good workout (sweat can be beautiful!) <BR> ** A new adventure that you went on <BR> <BR> The possibilities... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:40:50 EST The FSC's Annual Easter Egg Hunt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60794428 It is that time of year again!!! <BR> <BR> We will be hunting our usual dozen Easter eggs starting on Friday, March 20th! Be watching this thread for egg-citing updates as the hunt draws nearer. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l419863760.jpg"> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:31:14 EST Laughter is the Best Medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60794392 Each day you visit this thread, add a joke to the list (please keep them clean!) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1584764697.jpg"> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:27:45 EST Spring Fashion Show http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60794361 Have you heard the phrase “The better you look, the better you feel?” Spending a few extra minutes each morning to dress nice, put on our make-up, style our hair, don the right accessories, and then look in the mirror and add a smile to our look can be as uplifting as a good number on the scale. Periodically throughout the month, we will post discussion questions about your style and fashion. Let’s hone in on our skills to look simply marvelous by Spring. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:23:08 EST Look Ma! No Hands!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60794311 We do many healthy things each day without giving it much thought. Name one healthy item you did today. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:16:41 EST Your Daily Dose of SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60794283 <em>252</em> Check back every day for a little dose of SP. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:14:06 EST On the Move in New Zealand Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60794266 This is a self-paced fitness challenge. Set your personal daily fitness goal – walking, gym, workout videos, strength training, dancing, etc. Each day that you accomplish your goal, you can move on to the next location in New Zealand. Goal is to see as much of New Zealand as possible before the end of the month. <BR> <BR> Here are the stops we will be making this month: <BR> <BR> Stops on the North Island: <BR> Auckland <BR> Northland & Bay of Islands <BR> Bay of Plenty <BR> The Coromand... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:11:29 EST Acts of Culinary Courage Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60794188 This is a point challenge about eating healthy. You can earn up to 3 points each day. 1 point each for eating a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Healthy” is self-described based on your own calorie/nutrient goals. Meet your goals for each meal and you earn a point. For every 15 points you earn, you will be promoted within the kitchen and earn goodies along the way. <BR> <BR> Starting Position: Salad Chef <BR> 15 – 29 points: Pastry Chef <BR> 30 – 44 points: Grill Cook <BR> 45 – ... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:00:53 EST Inspirational March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60794170 Need some motivation? Movement? Miracles? Then come join us on our Inspirational March Challenge! <BR> <BR> Join our Motivational Marchers team while we create a visual inspirational work of art during the month of March. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be an artist to be involved in this challenge! <BR> <BR> Every day in March, a new inspirational word will be posted along with a daily challenge to go along with that word. Complete that challenge and you will earn that “word” to add... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:58:43 EST Meet the Incredibles! (Proud Moments) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60794125 What did you do today that made you proud of yourself? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l475765966.jpg"> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:51:35 EST The Rescuers (Panic Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60794107 Feeling discouraged or challenged? Come here for some encouragement and advice. Your fellow First Steppers are here when you need a helping hand! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82417504.jpg"> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:49:03 EST Welcome Mousketeers! Introduce yourselves here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60794098 Welcome to the First Steps Club! We are glad you have joined us. Please introduce yourself to help us get to know you better. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:47:22 EST Spin it to win it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60794056 How did you do on the wheel today? Did you earn your bonus spin? <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:40:44 EST Cinderella Castle – chat thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60794046 A friendly place where you can express yourself and chat with friends. Grab a cup, find a seat and make yourself at home. <BR> <BR> <em>271</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:39:33 EST Hello out there I've got a long road ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60783887 I have come to that point in my life that I have to crap or get off the pot. I have let myself go to the point that my health is an issue now. So I'm not going to give up. I will succeed and get to live a long and better life. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:45:20 EST "Add an Image" feature to board posts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60777244 From Coach Jen <BR> ------------------------------ <BR> <BR> Hello! <BR> <BR> We added the ability to upload images into regular message board and team message board posts today. It works just like uploading an image to a blog post. When you go to make a post, you’ll see a new button that says “add an image.” Click that button, select an image, upload it and you get a in your post pointing to the image you just uploaded. Once you submit the post, the image shows up in the appropriate place... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:56:07 EST I have just joined.I would like to have a buddy to http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60774505 <em>213</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:53:37 EST Lent -- do you participate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60692048 Today is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. Many people give up something for Lent -- do you? Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:31:10 EST Team NoName http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60667034 Jessica & I couldn't come up with a cute team name so this is our thread. <em>246</em> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:12:52 EST Blazing Arrows - Marly & Julie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60526805 <em>104</em> I am excited to be your buddy this week. It will be fun to get to know you. I know I took the liberty to choose our name, but I thought this was rather humorous. I don't know if you ever saw the Mel Brooks movie Blazing Saddles, but this is where I got the idea from. I really think we need to add humor into our weight loss journey. Humor gets you through the rough times and makes any journey more pleasant. I think we ought to have a weekly buddy goal and daily goals to help us ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 14:24:02 EST Cupid's Celebration of Special Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60521752 Cupid LOVES trivia! Bet you didn't know about all these special days in February! <BR> <BR> The ENTIRE month of February has been designated for the following: <BR> <BR> American Heart Month <BR> An Affair to Remember Month <BR> Black History Month <BR> Canned Food Month <BR> Creative Romance Month <BR> Great American Pie Month <BR> National Cherry Month <BR> National Children’s Dental Health Month <BR> National Grapefruit Month <BR> National Weddings Month <BR> <BR> February 1st is: Nat... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:07:36 EST Cupid's I Heart Radio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60521735 Cupid LOVES love songs! You'd never guess, would you? <BR> <BR> Cupid will leave the line of a love song and you have to guess the name of the song - then leave a line of a different love song for the next person! <BR> <BR> Put your listening wings on! Here's the first one: <BR> <BR> "And maybe I didn't hold you <BR> All those lonely, lonely times <BR> And I guess I never told you <BR> I'm so happy that you're mine" Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:00:58 EST Cupid's Candy Hearts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60521711 <em>198</em> Oh, NO! Cupid has run out of saying for the little candy hearts! What to do! What to do! <BR> <BR> I know! Would all of you, please help a poor baby out by providing some cute sayings for the hearts? <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> B Mine! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> At the end of the week, we'll vote on which we think is the cutest and funniest and there just might be a special prize! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:53:56 EST Cupid's Progressive ST Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60521700 Cupid is challenging each of you to do the following at least 5 days each week. Each participant who does and reports back here gets a special goodie!!! <BR> <BR> Feb. 1 - 7: 20 Wall Push-ups <BR> <BR> That's all you have to do for any 5 days of the first week. Now here's where the "progressive part comes in! <BR> <BR> Feb. 8 - 14: 30 Wall Push-ups and 20 heel raises <BR> <BR> That's all for any 5 days of the second week. Easy-peasy, right! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Feb. 15 - 21: 40... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:49:46 EST Clicking 'Cross Country - Virtual Walk with Dee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60521611 Exercise is good for the heart! Join Dee as she leads the way on a virtual walk across the month of February! <BR> <BR> Get your hikers on! You'll need them! <em>295</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:39:36 EST Cupid's Culinary Delights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60521578 Cupid is planning a Healthy Progressive Dinner and needs all of your help to get it on that table! This is a "soup to nuts" thread including decorations! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Cupid will start off by setting out the table. It's elegant with nicely sculpted legs and finely polished top - and all the chairs match! <BR> <BR> Now the next person needs to add to the dinner. What will you bring? The tablecloth? Flowers? Let's get the table dressed first, then we'll move on to the food. ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:36:56 EST Cupid's Cutting the Calories Weight-Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60521451 <em>129</em> Cupid <em>129</em> is challenging you to lose 2% of your weight this month! If you weight 200 pounds, that would be 4 pounds! If you weigh 250, that would be 5 pounds. If you weigh 300, that would be 6 pounds. <BR> <BR> Get a calculator and do the math! What's your 2% goal for February? <BR> <BR> Goodies to anyone who can lose their 2%! <em>244</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:29:04 EST Cupid's Curiosity Shop - Answer Me This Continued! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60521319 "Answer Me This" continues Monday! Wait for it. . . <em>29</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:16:15 EST Cupid's Panic Button - Push for Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60521301 If you really need help NOW, please use this thread! Many of us monitor it closely! <em>306</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:14:09 EST Welcome, Heartthrobs! Introduce Yourselves Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60521285 <em>235</em> to any newbies and <em>523</em> to any others who may have found their way back! <BR> <BR> Please introduce yourself to the team here! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:12:20 EST Cupid's Arrow - How did you do on Sparkpoints? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60521271 <em>347</em> How many Sparkpoints did you get today? How many Bonus points? And how many team points? <BR> <BR> Let those Sparkpoint arrows fly! <em>334</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:09:48 EST Cupid's Cloud - Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60521250 Ah! Love is in the air! Loving yourself, that it. <BR> <BR> Let's see how we can dress up this cloud! All I see is WHITE so far! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:07:13 EST <3 The Hearty Girls <3 Brittany and Jill http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60512287 <em>381</em> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:42:58 EST Twin Hearts - Bee & Dee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60512213 <em>129</em> <em>213</em> Here we are!! Ready to begin the Cupid Cuties Challenge!! Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:31:46 EST Healthy Hearts - Lainie & Nancy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60498933 Nancy, I'm so happy to be your buddy for the first week of this challenge. We're going to have a great week!!! I'm ready to lose more weight. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:49:21 EST Cupid's Sweetarts ~ Eljays1 & LifeChangz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60496872 <em>129</em> Sweet with Heart :) Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:10:20 EST Not So Faint of Hearts - Wendi and Beverly http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60496585 Well, we've been around this block several times and now it's time to do it again!! <BR> <BR> Come on, Wendi! Onward and downward!!! <em>244</em> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:27:30 EST The Brave Hearts -- Beth and Laura's Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60491545 Woo Hoo! Let the games begin!! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Or at least starting Sunday! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:32:26 EST Cupid's Cuties - February Buddy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60470936 <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <em>247</em> <em>129</em> <BR> Hi, everyone! I'm Cupid. I'm so excited to meet all of you! I'll be in charge of most of the challenges this next month! <BR> <BR> Please sign up on this thread if you want to be part of Cupid's Cuties Buddy Challenge. This challenge will begin the 1st of February and buddies will be changed every Friday thereafter. <BR> <BR... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01:57 EST Randy ..... checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60366782 Good Saturday Evening to everyone. <BR> <BR> I just put in one the longest and toughest weeks I think of my work life. It was a six day week with very early hours and late hours. By the time I got home I was just numb! And the last thing I could think of doing was logging on to the home computer. <BR> <BR> Today was a catch up day for some rest. I got up early and had a good breakfast. Sat in my chair and was so drowsy I laid back down and took another nap. It didn't do an... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:17:13 EST Hello My first step getting back on Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x60214512 Hi I'm Tara.I'll be 50 in a month and gotta get back on track.Havnt been active on spark for couple years.So trying again.Wait no not try DO. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:00:52 EST Smart drinks ~ How do you get your Electrolytes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60201252 I was just reading an interesting blog on electrolytes & recipe suggestions. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What do you do? Do you buy pre-made drinks or make your own? Have any favorite recipes to share? <BR> <BR> <em>482</em> Regarding Electrolytes after Exercise <BR> <BR> quoting from a sparkblog comment from Juneshope on Saphrael's 1/3/15 yoga blog: consider "something like "Smart Water", which just has added electrolytes, no flavors or anything..it's just water with electrolytes. ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 17:32:59 EST Drill Sargent Dee's Daily Ditties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60175407 Recruits -- watch this thread for some daily ditties from our own camo-gowned princess Dee. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:05:07 EST Deploying Hydration & Other Healthy Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60161996 Losing weight isn’t all about eating healthy and working out. Many factors can contribute to weight loss such as drinking enough water each day or getting enough sleep. Lowering stress levels and simply a positive attitude can also play a part as well. Besides food and fitness, what healthy habits did you follow today? Post any topics of conversation you would like to have with your fellow recruits. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:14:35 EST Deploying Fitness Activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60161992 What are you doing for your fitness activities today? Have a new workout? Tried a new DVD? Dancing to some fun workout songs? Share your fitness activities here to help give each other new ideas for keeping your workouts fresh and exciting! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:13:44 EST Deploying Healthy Eating Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x60161983 Use this thread to discuss what you are eating, recipes, new products, and meal planning tips. What did you have for breakfast? Did you stay in calorie range today? <BR> <BR> Look for periodic topics of discussion throughout the month. <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:12:55 EST Engage in Proper Rest and Relaxation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60161978 Are you getting enough sleep at night? Are the stresses from your day stopping you from relaxing? Stress and the lack of sleep can undermine all of the other positive habits you are creating. Come here for daily tidbits on how to get the rest and relaxation your body needs. Every recruit needs a little R&R each day! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:12:02 EST Engage in Healthy Eating Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60161970 Do you know what a healthy diet should look like, but need some reminders as you create your daily meal plans? Come to the FSC Mess Hall for daily bite-sized tips on how to improve your current eating habits. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:10:56 EST Engage in Positive Goal Setting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x60161963 Do you find it difficult to set positive goals and stick to them? Come here for daily tips on how to not only set goals, but to achieve them. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:10:00 EST Rank Promotions Awarded http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60161960 Any promotions in rank each week will be awarded here each Saturday. Come celebrate these promotions with your fellow recruits. Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:08:29 EST Basic Training Weekly Challenge - Enlist Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x60161952 The Basic Training Weekly Challenge is a point-based challenge. <BR> <BR> If you have ever eaten at a Panera’s, you should be familiar with their “You pick two” menu. This is a “You pick two” challenge. Each Friday, your weekly weigh-ins are due. For each pound lost, you will earn 10 bonus points. In addition to the weight loss component, you will select two items from the Basic Training Objectives Menu below. One will be your primary objective worth 10 points each day and one will be... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 01:07:35 EST New Feature Round-Up: Enhanced Streaks and Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x60040095 From Coach Jen: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=new_feature_roundup_enhanced_streak<BR>s_and_photos_with_status_updates </link> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:50:01 EST Secret Santa -- Official Thread 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59942756 <em>442</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <BR> <BR> To all Secret Santas: <BR> <BR> You have received a message telling you who you are playing Secret Santa for. DO NOT tell anyone which person you are "gifting" in this challenge. We will be trying to guess the identity of our Secret Santas throughout the challenge. <BR> <BR> Several times each week, I'll post a SECRET SANTA CHALLENGE on this thread. If y... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:13:27 EST ‘Tis the Season to be Shopping…Fa La La La La http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59896511 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> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:12:36 EST Holidays A – Z (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59896506 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> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:11:24 EST Jingle Bell Rocks (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59896502 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> <BR> <BR> To start: <BR> <BR> "In the meadow we can build a snowman, <BR> Then pretend that he is Parson Brown" <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:10:50 EST Holiday Baking (recipe sharing thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59896501 Some people think that the holidays are filled with temptations and treats that will only add to your waistline. And while that can be true, there are also plenty of opportunities for eating healthy or making over favorite recipes into lighter fare. <BR> <BR> Each day of the week we will be sharing ideas or recipes on the subjects below. Please feel free to jump in with your ideas or recipes on the topic of the day. <BR> <BR> Sunday: Buffet, Party or Potluck Fare <BR> Monday: Breakfast ... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:09:39 EST Reduce Your Holiday Stress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59896464 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 what you did today to unwind. Make it a priority to take at least 10 minutes out of your busy schedule ... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:01:41 EST Secret Santa -- Sign up here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59896447 <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 Thursday... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:59:22 EST Naughty or Nice Challenge (weight loss challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59896334 Starting Friday, Dec 5th, 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 you will post whether you hit your goals for the day with either a Naughty or a Nice post. If you are pos... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:43:51 EST Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59896325 Starting December 1st – 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> On the 1st: On the first day of Christmas the FSC challenged me to ….. <BR> On the 3rd: On the seco... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:43:05 EST Reindeer Games Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59896320 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 1st, 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!! <BR> <BR> So check in every day to see what Evil Elf Norman wants us to do before he will release each... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:42:29 EST Answer Me This.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x59896308 This is a new feature that will be spearheaded by our own little elf - Beverly! Be watching this thread in December and enjoy this new treat!!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:39:50 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x59891920 I just wanted to quickly introduce myself :) My name is Michelle and I am from Canada, I am not new to spark but have decided to start over again and re give it a go. In the past I have joined teams and stayed pretty quiet not really getting active on the message boards and this time through i'm hoping to change that. Its super easy to just walk away from spark when your quietly in the backround unnoticed but if I actually get to know people who can help keep me accountable I won't be able to... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:22:51 EST December Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59880302 Have you started a sign up for the new month challenge? I have opted out, but think I will join the December challenge. <BR> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:59:50 EST Hey! What happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59702157 . . .to our October to November two photos and 5 words to describe ourselves? <BR> <BR> <link>mysharingspaceonline.com/Changes.htm<BR>l </link> <BR> I should have said looking a bit crazy with my glasses crooked like that? <em>246</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:59:43 EST Weight Warriors- (David & Wendi) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59682720 We are joining in on the Lose 5 Holiday Challenge. We are a week late but we will still make our goal to lose the 5 pounds each! <BR> <BR> Wendi: <BR> SW: 335 Thu, 6 Nov 2014 11:42:36 EST Mobile Chat Now Available to All Members http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59666068 From Coach Jen: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> When we launched our redesigned apps a few months ago, we added a mobile chat forum so that members could ask questions and get support through the app. Until now, the mobile chat forums were only available through the app. <BR> <BR> We decided to change that so now members can post in these mobile chat forums either through the site or through the app. <BR> <BR> - The mobile chat forums are now at the bottom of the main message board pag... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:55:07 EST The Goofy Gobblers - Jeanenne & Laura http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59632683 Here is our thread. <BR> <BR> Jeanenne SW 203 <BR> <BR> Laura SW 338 <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Nov 2014 17:18:29 EST Butterball Babes (Bee & Dee) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59622218 <em>429</em> <em>429</em> The Twinnies are at it again!! <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> SW 236 Pounds <BR> Predicted Ending Weight 230 Pounds <BR> <BR> We Can Do Anything, We Make-Up Our Minds To Do! <em>104</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:04:44 EST The Pound Squashers (Lainie and Valerie) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59620031 Here is our thread! <BR> SW 279 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:49:34 EST Turkalicious Turkeys (Marlene & Jessie) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59619099 This is our place to support each other, have fun, and hold each other accountable. I know we can do this! <em>196</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:34:22 EST ABC’s of Thanksgiving (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59616913 Starting with the letter A and working our way through the alphabet, post a word associated with Thanksgiving or Fall. <BR> <BR> A = Apple <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:52:04 EST Holiday Traditions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59616912 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! Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:51:28 EST 30 Days to Greater Happiness (calendar thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59616908 This thread will start Saturday. Be looking for a daily tip to lead you to greater happiness. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:50:50 EST SparkGuy’s 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59616903 The SparkGuy has posted his updated 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge and we wanted to highlight that challenge for our members. This is a self-directed challenge and if you are interested, please use this thread to chat with other members who are involved with the challenge as well. <BR> <BR> From the SparkGuy: <BR> <BR> “Welcome to SparkGuy's 10 or more Fitness Minutes Challenge! This is a fun and simple challenge that will help you reach not only you fitness goals, but also goals in all a... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:49:06 EST Plump It Up! (water thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59616897 Do you feel like your skin is more dried out in the winter months? Do your fingertips look more wrinkled? If so, you are dehydrated and need to increase your water servings. If you are anywhere that is running a furnace, the air tends to be drier and our bodies need additional fluids to keep us hydrated. <BR> <BR> Well, plump up your skin (show fewer wrinkles!) by staying hydrated! How many glasses of water did you get in today? <BR> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:47:22 EST Trimming Down the Turkey (recipe thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59616895 We all have our traditional Thanksgiving or holiday recipes. Can any of them be trimmed down to make them healthier or less calories? Are there any new recipes you would like to try to see if a new tradition can get started? Have any tips for leftovers? This thread is for sharing traditional recipes you may make for the holidays or lightened up versions of old favorites. Please feel free to share ideas and tips for surviving the food fests that face us each holiday season. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:46:21 EST Thanksgiving Food Shopping List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59616869 <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> DO NOT POST TO THIS THREAD <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Meat/Protein <BR> <BR> 10 Turkey <BR> 8 Chicken <BR> 8 Beef <BR> 6 Lamb <BR> 10 Ham <BR> 8 Pork <BR> 4 Game Fowl <BR> 5 Salami <BR> 4 Fish (all varieties) <BR> 4 Snails <BR> 4 Seafood/Shellfish <BR> 10 Brats/Hot Dogs <BR> 8 Deer <BR> 6 Bever <BR> 4 Eggs (up to a dozen) <BR> 8 Bacon <BR> 2 beans <BR> 2 Tofu <BR> <BR> <BR> Dairy/Eggs <BR> <BR> 2 Milk <BR> 4 Cre... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:37:56 EST Healthy Harvesters (Beverly, Randy, Christine) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59612190 Ok - Next step: Weight In Tomorrow Morning. <BR> <BR> What is your "plan" to lose 5? Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:53:42 EST The Holiday Honeys - (Julie and Nancy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59611139 It is because we are so sweet! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:01 EST The 5/4 TIMEKEEPERS (Di and Margo) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59609050 NoTreble and Margoo_Gnu are fixin' to lose five+ pounds each in 4 weeks <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> 10/31, starting weights <BR> 11/7, week 1 loss <BR> 11/14, week 2 loos <BR> 11/21, week 3 loss <BR> 11/28, week 4 loss <em>429</em> is 11/27 <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:02:52 EST Lose the Holiday Five Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59587220 Every year, most people gain an average of 5 pounds over the holidays. For some, even more! So we thought that we would get a jump on the holidays and do our best to lose our 5+ pounds before this holidays hit this year. <BR> <BR> This is a buddy challenge. Find a buddy or two to make up a team. (2-3 people max) If you need a buddy, post here. We will ensure that everyone has a team that wants one. <BR> <BR> Starting on Friday, OCTOBER 31st, starting weigh-ins will need to be posted to... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:41:41 EST Turkey Trot (Fitness Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59587214 The highlight of any Thanksgiving celebration is the turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. In this fitness challenge, you will be “earning” points needed to purchase items for your Thanksgiving dinner. <BR> <BR> This challenge starts November 1st (Saturday) and will run through Thanksgiving, November 27th. You will need to choose the amount of time you will spend exercising/walking each day. The amounts to choose from are: <BR> <BR> 10 minutes <BR> 15 minutes <BR> 30 minutes <BR> ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:38:25 EST GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE!!! IM LOVELYDUTCHESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x59493935 Hello All! I have been a member for a long time now. but I never actually took the time to explore the site. I did a few exercise videos and then I moved on to something else. Any whoo I started my weight loss journey over again 9/29/2014 and I have receive an email from spark with some weight loss tips and I log in and be logging in ever since. I can only say I wish I paid more attention to the site back then. I might have been successful with my journey. I LOVE everything this site offers a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:12:28 EST New SparkPoint Trophies for above 100,000 points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59467621 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoi<BR>nts_icons.asp </link> <BR> Check the above link for new trophies for those of you with SparkPoints above 100,000!!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks, Coach Jen, for the update!!! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:43:18 EST Writing opportunities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59456288 I missed Laura's list of blog and/or writing opportunities so I googled for some suggestions <BR> <BR> Also would love to see/hear about other peoples Halloween traditions (in keeping with Theme for this month! <BR> <BR> <BR> 101 items to prompt blog writing <BR> <link>www.molly-greene.com/101-blog-topic-<BR>ideas/ </link> <BR> <BR> examples: <BR> Ideas for “Best of” posts: <BR> 1. The best blog posts you’ve read the past week or month – with links. <BR> <BR> Ideas for personal es... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:55:35 EST Interesting new website/app - FoodTweeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59373036 <link>www.foodtweeks.com/ </link> <BR> Found this on Hungry Girl today. It's an app you can download that helps you "tweek" your calories - and by so doing donates the "calories you save" to food banks throughout the country. <BR> <BR> 3 Steps To Removing Calories Forever <BR> Introducing foodtweeks.™ The app does it all. You simply choose which tweek to try. <BR> When you find one that works, you can keep removing calories — forever! <BR> <BR> We Give Nutritious Calories to Families W... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:18:50 EST NEW - SparkGuy's 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59349038 <BR> From SparkGuy's blog: <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Hi All <BR> <BR> I'm happy to give you an early look at the final version of the 10+ Fitness Minutes Challenge Mini-Book if you'd like to take a look! <BR> <link>sparkpeople.com/10/ </link> <BR> <BR> Feel free to share this version with anyone who might be interested -- whether they are SP members or not. I'll launch this broadly in my email this Sunday that goes out to more than 2 million of my closest friends :). <BR> <BR> In about... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:13:55 EST Check-in / weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59343347 <BR> <BR> Good Morning Everyone! <BR> <BR> S/W is 297 Fri, 3 Oct 2014 08:18:42 EST Invasion of the Body Sparkers -- Scare Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59341794 Here is our official team thread. We seem to be having a toss up between the name Texas Scale Massacre and Invasion of the Body Sparkers. I can still change the name, so let's have a vote today -- Which team name is your first choice? <BR> <BR> Texas Scale Massacre or Invasion of the Body Sparkers? <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's tap our team mates and get everyone checked in today. Also, please post the following today: <BR> <BR> 1. Post your starting weigh-in here on this thread. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 02:01:08 EST The Unled Undead - Scare Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59340562 Here are our Unled Undead volunteers to date!!! Thank you so much everyone! The more we are all involved, the more fun this will be!!! <BR> <BR> The Unled Undead Unleader - that would be EVERYONE!!!! <BR> <BR> The Unled Undead Weight/Point Tracker Ghoul - this ghoul will be responsible for figuring the total weightloss % and track the weekly points - Margaret <BR> <BR> The Unled Undead Fitness Vamp- this ghoul will be responsible for issuing fitness challenges - Valerie <BR> <BR> The... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:54:31 EST Wandering Through The Graveyard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59316030 <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> 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 ... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:36:29 EST Scared Silly! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59316016 <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> Are you afraid of the dark? Do spooky stories send shivers down your spine? Do you REALLY believe in ghosts? <BR> <BR> Keep reading this thread to find out......bwaaaaaaa! (evil laugh from that dark space under the stairs) <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>423... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:34:51 EST Cleaning Out The Cobwebs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59315982 <em>542</em> <em>542</em> <em>542</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>542</em> <em>542</em> <em>542</em> <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... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:31:19 EST The Monster Mash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59315959 <em>333</em> <em>333</em> <em>333</em> <em>333</em> <em>419</em> <em>333</em> <em>333</em> <em>333</em> <em>333</em> <BR> <BR> Here’s a little Transylvania twist for you! Be watching this thread each day in the month of October. A part of the lyrics to a new song that has something to do with Halloween will be posted. You’re job, should you DARE to accept it, is to name that haunted tune! Dance to it as well, if you think you can keep up! A-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaa... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:28:57 EST The Bubbling Cauldron http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59315922 <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <em>440</em> <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <em>424</em> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Bubbling Cauldron! <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> Po... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:24:41 EST Trick or Treat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59315899 <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <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> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:22:10 EST Scare Team #2 -- Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59315871 <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> Boo! <BR> <BR> Welcome to your Scare Team's organizing thread. The Challenge starts Friday so you have your work cut out for you. Each team needs to get organized with a team name, team leader, and team assignments. <BR> <BR> Ghoul luck! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <e... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:43 EST Scare Team #1 -- Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59315866 <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> Boo! <BR> <BR> Welcome to your Scare Team's organizing thread. The Challenge starts Friday so you have your work cut out for you. Each team needs to get organized with a team name, team leader, and team assignments. <BR> <BR> Ghoul luck! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <e... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:19:07 EST Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59312027 10 Wall pushups done <BR> <BR> Next person -- 10 squats <em>248</em> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:38:54 EST "Walking is the superfood of fitness" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59306573 My DH sent this to me and I found it very interesting! It's not just enough to get our 10 minutes of exercise in a day - though that isn't a bad thing either - you need to be more active throughout your day! <BR> <BR> I specifically like this comment: “Actively sedentary is a new category of people who are fit for one hour but sitting around the rest of the day," Bowman said. “You can’t offset 10 hours of stillness with one hour of exercise.” <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> NEW YORK... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:40:30 EST Battling depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59300705 Sorry that I haven't been around the group for awhile. I have really been having a rough battle with depression. I just got overwhelmed by constantly juggling work, my personal goals, homeschoooling......plus add on some vitamin deficiency issues causing me to have constant red, splotchy acne on my face and the reality that I still have 100 lbs to lose. ...... <BR> <BR> I had to leave for awhile and get my ducks in a row. I am happy to report that I have stopped working on my days off. On ... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:04:49 EST Scare Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59296578 <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <em>423</em> <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. <BR> <BR> Participants will be divided into two teams. Starting Friday, Oct 3rd, we will conduct 4 one-week challenges between the two teams. Sign up here if you are interested in participating... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:22:15 EST 7 + for yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59260692 Made that challenge... bring on a new one!! Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:19:26 EST Pulling an all nighter (sleep problems) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59128950 Sleep is so important to weight loss! I did go to bed around 9:00 I think though so it being 4:30 a.m. doesn't bother me too much. I have my food delivered today and got $2.00 off the fee for giving them an "all day" timeline but they then give a 2 hour window I can look up which I did and they're not coming until 2:00-4:00 so I can "sleep in" when I go back to bed here in a few. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else wake because they're hungry? Eating small meals every 6 hours or so or nibbling thr... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:38:02 EST A thread instead of a blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59089782 For whatever reason I feel like writing but not blogging. <BR> <BR> Maybe because this is my main team --- my SparkFamily. <BR> <BR> Since I blogged last I've spent a night in the hospital and a couple days. <BR> <BR> I'm doing pretty good now. Watching the sodium as much as possible. Watching amount and timing of fluid intake due to some fluid issues. <BR> <BR> I haven't been exercising at the gym --- but I have been getting out for a walk at lunch. <BR> <BR> I know that I HAVE t... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:14:23 EST Biggest Loser -- Season #16 Glory Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59051805 The new season of Biggest Loser is starting on September 11th. Here is a thread for members who watch the show to chat about it. I'm sharing the link to the official site that will introduce you to the contestants (all former athletes) and the trainers. Two new trainers are replacing Jillian this season. <BR> <BR> <link>www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser?cid=SE<BR>M%7CThe%20Biggest%20Loser%7Cfllprmr201<BR>4%7Cggl%7Cna%7Cna&hcoref=SEM&WT_srch=g<BR>gl&sky=biggest%20loser </link> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:30:00 EST Favorite and Least Favorite Subjects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x59039455 School's easy, I loved history and English but did not like science. But I thought it would be fun if we thought about some of what we like about lifestyle change, losing weight, exercise and what we don't like about it. I'm sure there's enough for multiple posts :-) <BR> <BR> I like the possibility of change, the challenges but I don't like the "chore" aspects like having to exercise "10 minutes" each and every day. I don't like "lock-step" -- the minute you tell me I have to do somethin... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:30:46 EST In the Library -- Books and Articles of Interest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59005412 This is a thread open to anyone who would like to post a link to a great article or suggest a good book that will help people with achieving a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> These books and articles can be on any subject. You can post a quote from the book or article, but SP does request that we do not post an article in its entirety. Instead, post the link. If you have not used the link feature before, copy the URL into the blank that pops up when you click on "ADD A LINK" above. <BR> ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 03:40:09 EST Psychology Class -- Power of Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59005400 This is a thread about positive thinking, motivation, goal setting, accomplishments and most importantly REWARDS! <BR> <BR> Try to approach your goals from a position of "possibilities" instead of self-doubt or shame for not being perfect. Find ways to use regular rewards to pat yourself on the back and give a word of encouragement. Instead of focusing on what you do wrong, try paying more attention to what you do right. <BR> <BR> <BR> Try to post at least one thing that you accomplished ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 03:30:33 EST Homework Assignments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x59005371 Organize -- Declutter -- Decorate -- Stop procrastinating those home projects! <BR> <BR> This self-directed challenge can be either a one day challenge or a weekly challenge, you decide! <BR> <BR> 1. Pick a home project that has been on your to do list for some time. Post here what it is and how many days you will need to complete that task. It can be something simple that can be completed in a day or perhaps 3 days. <BR> <BR> 2. Post the number of days it will take you to complete i... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 03:15:05 EST School Dances (periodic dance parties) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59005351 Check this thread throughout the month for the posted School Dances. Every few days a new School Dance will be announced. Follow the theme of the dance, turn on the music and dance like no one is watching. Shoot for at least 3 dances at each School Dance. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our first dance to celebrate the beginning of school is: <BR> <BR> One Hit Wonders! <BR> <BR> Find at least three One Hit Wonders to dance to. <BR> <BR> Here are three suggestions: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/wa... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 03:06:02 EST Math Class -- Adding up those calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59005279 This is a thread encouraging the use of the SP Nutrition Tracker. Time and again, those members who have been most successful at losing weight, were consistent in their use of the SP trackers. <BR> <BR> First, make sure your goals are updated and your calorie range is set to your specifications. This will be the range you will be shooting for every day. Track you food intake and post a thumbs up if you are within goal range or below it and a thumbs down if you are over high-end goal. T... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:45:04 EST GPA (Goal Pounds Achieved) Weekly Weigh-ins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x59005233 Starting Friday, September 5th, we will have weekly weigh-ins. Sole purpose is to lose weight. Goodie awards will be given for anyone losing weight with special awards to our biggest loser. <BR> <BR> Be sure to post your starting weight this Friday! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:36:43 EST At the Water Fountain (hydration challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59005209 This is another self-directed challenge geared towards working on increasing our daily hydration. <BR> <BR> Is water important? Water makes up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function. <BR> <BR> Somehow, though, water is one of the most neglected parts of our diet. Some of us possibly go an entire day at times without one glass! Every part of your body is dependent on and compris... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:31:17 EST I Double Dare You! (Daily Mini-cha llenges) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59005149 Need a quick one day challenge? <BR> <BR> This thread will contain mini-challenges meant as a one day challenge. The topics will vary between fitness, nutrition, water, personal goals, etc. <BR> <BR> Check back often to find out what the current challege is today. Post a quick note to the rest of the team if you completed the challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> We will start off this thread with an easy challenge -- <BR> <BR> Increase your water intake by 2 cups today <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:16:40 EST Track & Field Challenge (fitness challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x59005120 This is a self-directed fitness challenge. You can determine if you want to track your fitness by one of the following three choices: <BR> <BR> 1. Number of steps <BR> 2. Number of minutes of walking <BR> 3. Number of minutes doing "workouts" <BR> <BR> After you select the fitness option to track, set your "baseline" by tracking this option between now and Friday (Sept. 5th) which will be the first official start to the challenge. <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, September 5th, there will be... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:12:08 EST Preview of Design Changes to Message Boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58909708 This from Coach Jen earlier today - <BR> <link>youtu.be/k-ay-8kIf6c </link> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:42:00 EST Who http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58860474 Who popped in ? <BR> <BR> Oh that's Who is doing some evening Wall Pushups --- 10 please <BR> <BR> Who popped in ? <BR> <BR> Oh that's WHO can assign the next task! Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:00:53 EST Seuss books and Characters index http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58847495 I had no idea .... list of characters and index for which book character was in <BR> <BR> BOOKS: <BR> 1 -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street (1938) <BR> 2 -- Bartholomew and the Oobleck (1959) <BR> 3 -- The Butter Battle Book (1984) <BR> 4 -- The Cat in the Hat (1957) <BR> 5 -- The Cat in the Hat Beginner Book (1966) <BR> 6 -- The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1968) <BR> 7 -- The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967) <BR> 8 -- The Cat's Quizzer (1976) [not indexed] <BR> 9 -- Come Over To ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:01:12 EST Team McGrew Zoo! (challenge #2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58844887 Good luck Zoo Crew! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:16:56 EST Team Whoville! (challenge #2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58844886 Good luck Who Crew! Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:16:08 EST Desire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58837055 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=NU<BR>OVAELLE </link> <BR> <BR> Desire. <BR> <BR> The stepping stone, the initial impetus, the driving force, the only thing that can gain momentum and drive us along the road leading to success. <BR> <BR> Back in 2011, when I found myself at the beginning of this uphill road, I used to read about it all the time. But the word "want" is not strong enough to express what it takes. Wanting it is just not enough. <BR> <BR> You have to long for chang... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:09:41 EST SparkGuy's Tribute to Robin Williams - a must read http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58832056 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY </link> <BR> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> <em>526</em> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:39:01 EST Changes to Main Resource pages - from Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58784769 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to give you a heads up that we're making some design changes to the main Resource Center pages (like this one: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti <BR> on <BR> .asp ) and to article pages next week. <BR> <BR> Overall, the pages will have more image-based navigation to articles and a cleaner look. (I've seen them and they look really nice.) The article pages will be wider and cleaner looking. Today on SP will no longer be on the sidebar, but soon we will... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 20:30:59 EST Rainbow Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58721017 Good afternoon (or evening) <BR> <BR> I'm doing well today. <BR> <BR> I've been very active with outdoor chores and a few indoor. <BR> <BR> Made a pot of WW-type cabbage soup. <BR> <BR> Focusing on fresh fruits and veggies today. <BR> <BR> Still looking at my food plan. I've mentioned I want a food plan that I can kind of "check-off" instead of "log". <BR> <BR> I'm leaning (I hope I'm leaning - instead of gaining). July wasn't the best --- only 1/2 to 1 pound gain for the whole mon... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:34:43 EST For those of you who know Jules (LIFECHANGZ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58712361 Just letting you know that Jules' mom finally passed away! May she rest in peace! Jules, our thoughts and prayers on your and your family's behalf are being sent heavenward! We love you! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=LIFECHANGZ </link> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:40:25 EST Dr. Seuss's ABCs (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58696707 How well do you know your Dr. Seuss? <BR> <BR> Use words from Seuss books that start with the next letter in the alphabet. <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting with A: <BR> <BR> Aunt Annie's Alligator Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:34:00 EST You're Only Old Once! (book for obsolete children) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58696703 Feeling old? Feeling Stressed? <BR> <BR> Starting Friday - look for fun to escape that mess! We will be posting some fun little things that will turn your frown upside down. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:32:02 EST Is There a Who in You? (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58696701 Post a word. The next person has to use that word in a Seuss-y sentence and then post a new word for the next person in line. <BR> <BR> Example: Hall <BR> <BR> "The snarfully gook is really quite small, but in this tiniest hall, the snarfully gook seemed rather quite tall." <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's get this started with this word: <BR> <BR> Car Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:30:13 EST Oh the Places You'll Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58696694 "Congratulations! <BR> Today is your day. <BR> You're off to Great Places! <BR> You're off and away! <BR> <BR> You have brains in your head. <BR> You have feet in your shoes <BR> You can steer yourself <BR> any direction you choose. <BR> You're on your own. And you know what you know. <BR> And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go." <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh the places we will go in August! See you on Friday to get started! Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:24:38 EST The Cat in a Hat will Write About That (blogs) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58696689 Starting on Friday, we will post some ideas for totally Seuss-y Blogs and other creative tasks. <BR> <BR> So put on your thinking hat and think like a cat. We will all be writing about this or that. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:22:39 EST Green Eggs & Ham (nutrition) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58696681 "Do you like <BR> green eggs and ham <BR> <BR> I do not like them, <BR> Sam-I-am. <BR> I do not like <BR> green eggs and ham." <BR> <BR> <BR> Watch this thread starting Friday to see if we like Green Eggs and Ham. <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:19:01 EST And to Think That I Saw It on SparkPeople Street http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58696674 "When I leave home to walk to school, Dad always says to me, “Marco, keep your eyelids up And see what you can see.” But when I tell him where I've been And what I think I've seen, He looks at me and sternly says, “Your eyesight's much too keen.” “Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales.” " <BR> <BR> <BR> Be watching this thread on Friday to see what you saw. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:15:23 EST The Sleep Book Challenge: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58696666 "A moose is asleep. He is dreaming of moose drinks. <BR> A goose is asleep. He is dreaming of goose drinks. <BR> That’s well and good when a moose dreams of moose juice. <BR> And nothing goes wrong when a goose dreams of goose juice. <BR> But it isn’t too good when a moose and a goose <BR> Start dreaming they’re drinking the other one’s juice. <BR> Moose juice, not goose juice, is juice for a moose. <BR> And goose juice, not moose juice, is juice for a goose. <BR> So, when goose gets ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:11:50 EST Team McGrew Zoo! (challenge #1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58696658 Check in with Gerald McGrew. Team instructions and first weigh-in will be posted here on Friday. Good luck! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:06:04 EST Team Whoville! (challenge #1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58696653 Check in with the Grinch. Team instructions and first weigh-in will be posted here on Friday. Good luck! Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:03:54 EST Whoville vs. McGrew Zoo - A Seuss-y Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58696652 The Grinch (Beverly) down in Whoville is challenging Gerald McGrew (Laura) at the McGrew Zoo to a team weight loss challenge. <BR> <BR> These will be two week challenges with weekly weigh-ins each Friday. The goal is to see which team can lose the most pounds per team member each week. After the first two weeks, we will shake up the teams and do another challenge. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in joining this challenge, please post here. You will be assigned to a team and will offici... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 03:01:17 EST Party like a rockstar but without food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58688591 You know the other day ...... you're probably saying "No I don't know yet ... you haven't told us". <BR> <BR> hehe <BR> <BR> The other day I saw a Sparkpeople article about celebrations without food. I think I might have literally laughed out loud! <BR> <BR> First, I don't know how many people would be at your celebrations. <BR> <BR> Second, I think it's time to try. <BR> What if we ate before the party, OUR meal. and then abstain at the party? <BR> <BR> I would like to start ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:32:53 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE SIGN UP!! STARTS FRIDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58682371 We won't give away the secret for another day or two, but we wanted to get the sign-up going for the August challenge which starts this Friday, August 1st! <BR> <BR> We will be doing a couple of 2-week biggest loser-style team challenges in August. Sign up to be added to a team which will be posted on Thursday. <BR> <BR> For our vets -- this will be a BIO challenge with a twist. <BR> <BR> We promise it will be a blast! Sign up here ASAP if you are interested in joining us on this crazy ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:12:12 EST Jessie and Amy's bunk house http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58653959 Just wanted to say hi. This weekend and is going to be rough. My husband has a bunch of eating out planned for our wedding anniversary which is sunday. so I will prob gain some weight then have to bust a move to lose it again. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:57:11 EST Julie & Brenda's Beach House http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58642532 Hi Julie! <BR> <BR> Are you ready to have some beach fun? I am! <BR> <em>298</em> <BR> I was a maintain last week, so same SW246. <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> I plan on dropping it this week! <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:06:33 EST Marly and Michelle's Hangout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58642023 Hi Marlene. I am glad we'll be bunkhouse buddies this week. I can't believe this is the last week! Wow, the time has flown by! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:52:08 EST Forzachandmatt + Momofboys' Cool Lakehouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58641263 Let's make it a great finish to July!! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:02:42 EST Dee & Jae's Lake House # 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58640624 <em>201</em> <em>204</em> <BR> Skirtgirl and Froggie are back together! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so happy I could Twirl !!! <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> CW 226 <BR> I was a maintain this week, but that number is going down next week!! <em>55</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:52:37 EST Jill's and Julie's Jazzy Joint http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58639761 Good Morning - Hopefully you like the name I chose, trying to be clever. Let's have a fun and productive week. I'm on the computer all day long so drop by and say hi anytime. <BR> <BR> Julie Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:45:19 EST Laura, Jill, and Beverly's Bunk - Girls just wanna http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58639312 SW - 386. Going down!!! <BR> <BR> Good morning, queen bee! Let's rock this challenge this week!!! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:06:00 EST Randy and Sue, Sista's are doing it themselves! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58637620 Hey roomie, great to see you, I had a better week last week, so looking to keep that motivation going. <BR> <BR> Like you at the moment, working on water,although as it si sooo hot here that is a bit easier, and need to make more effort with my tracking. <BR> Have got meals planned and shopped for just not tracking so much <BR> <BR> See you later <em>213</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:07:11 EST Wendi & Brenda's Beach Bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58591819 Hi Wendi! <BR> <BR> Glad to have you for a partner...it's been a long time! <BR> <BR> You did FANTASTIC last week....I wish I could do that!! What's your secret? I'm trying my best, but it's always 2 steps forward and 1 step back. I need to lose weight for my son's wedding on October 4th so I don't have much time left. I also had a total knee replacement on May 28th, so that's set me behind for exercise. Just doing the physical therapy right now, so my weight loss will mostly be with e... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:39:05 EST Julie & Dee's Cozy Cottage #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58579467 <em>213</em> Hi Julie! Welcome to our new cabin for Week #3. It's cozy, but that doesn't mean we're going to be relaxed this week. Let's give it our all and drop some pounds!! <BR> <BR> A little get-to-know each other time: <BR> I'm a 50+ year old woman, married 35 years to my sweet husband Paul, we have one 23 year old son, Zach, who just graduated college and moved out of our home. Dealing with the empty nest syndrome. Miss him so much. <BR> <BR> I've been a real yo-yo at this l... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:35:01 EST Rainbow Retreat - Randy & Laura's Cabin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58577569 Hi bunky! (and Sr. Rainbow too!) <BR> <BR> Hope you like the name - we can change it if you like. I think I read some place you were going to be busy this weekend, correct? <BR> <BR> I have a big wedding to attend tomorrow and then all of my craziness of this past week will be over and I can get back to my version of normal. <BR> <BR> So what is our game plan for this week? Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:39:31 EST Jessiebruns & Marly53's prank bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58576627 This is where we plan our goals for the week, give advice, and learn about each other. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:51:16 EST Jae & Amy's Bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58571247 Watch out everybody! Jae & I are gonna rock this challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> <em>344</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:17:21 EST Jill and Michelle's Awesome Hangout Take II http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58570596 Ok, let's try this again! Hi Jill! I hope I am better at losing weight this week than I was at spelling on the last thread. <em>2</em> <em>334</em> Glad to get to know you this week! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:09:07 EST Jill and Michelle's Aewsome Hangout http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58570568 Hi Jill! I'm glad to be bunking with you this week and getting to know you! Here's to a great week! Um....but it looks like spelling was an issue for me....so I'm going to restart a new thread with correct spelling. Oh my! <em>334</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:05:48 EST Forzachandmatt and JuliNC's meetin' place! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58568401 Started a thread for us this week!! Last week was a dud......I was itchy & cranky with hives all week and the scale didn't budge an entire ounce. So.....this week, I am revving things back up and next Friday will be a better weigh in!! <BR> <BR> I hope you have an awesome week!!!! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:44:39 EST Beverley & Sue...Bunkhouse Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58567852 Hi Beverley, great to have you as my buddy. Sad to say I am starting off at a higher weight. <BR> <BR> Sue..SW..262 <BR> Beverley..SW.. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:12:22 EST Has anyone heard of Buttered Coffee ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58549534 <link>www.charlestondailymail.com/article/<BR>20140715/DM06/140719569/1420 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not a coffee drinker -- like Beverly "not old enough". <BR> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:50:25 EST Jill & Amy's Bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58540566 SW: 251.8 <BR> <BR> <em>358</em> <em>237</em> <em>363</em> <em>320</em> <em>362</em> <em>332</em> <em>491</em> <em>551</em> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:51:42 EST New Beginnings: CDC on Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58539276 New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes <BR> <link>www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/new-beginn<BR>ings.htm </link> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:43:02 EST Rainbow Check-In July '14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58529048 <em>268</em> <em>437</em> <em>550</em> <em>244</em> <em>268</em> <em>437</em> <em>274</em> <em>437</em> <em>550</em> <em>244</em> <em>268</em> <em>437</em> <BR> I just blogged about being homesick (just sick really of my eating/drinking/exercise behaviors). <BR> <BR> I'm going to use an accountability thread again. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to leave messages -- use the the thread how you will. But I will be asking some "counselors" to monitor the threa... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:34:53 EST The Shrinking Shack - Laura & Brenda Wk #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58515275 Hope the name works for you Brenda. We can always change it. <BR> <BR> I'm coming off of a really mixed up week. We just moved into our new building at work and we are still in a construction zone. Everyone hates change, so they don't know what to make of the move yet. We are so out of our routines. <BR> <BR> This coming week will also be a bit weird. A couple of my co-workers are coming in from out of town and we will have to be "entertaining" them somewhat. Plus my boss' son is ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 01:51:43 EST McJoyful & JuliNC's awesome hangout :)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58510722 Hello!!! So happy to have you as my partner for week 2!! I look forward to getting to know you! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:28:20 EST Bungalow Buddies - Marly & Randy Wk2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58501278 Marly and Randy week 2. <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:52:58 EST Dee & Jessie's Cabin in the Woods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58500792 Hi Jessie, <BR> <BR> Cabin switch for week #2. I hope you like the new place!! <BR> <BR> I was thinking about doing a daily check-in to say if we met our nutrition, fitness, and water goals for the day. What do you think? <BR> <BR> Dee Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:01:57 EST Jae & Wendi's Bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58500507 Hey Jae! <BR> Let's make this a great week! Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:18:18 EST Dancing in the Morning - Julie and Beverly's Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58498320 MUSIKAT62 and ENTIRELYBEVERLY <BR> <BR> Good morning, Julie! I'm glad to have you as my partner for the next week! I'm looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> As I was looking over your page, I see we both enjoy Christian music. I looked through a list of popular hymns and found "I'll Dance in the Morning" - and that's what I chose for a title for our place! It encompasses our faith and getting in some exercise!!! <em>459</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Hope that works for you! <BR> <BR>... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:56:58 EST Ready, Aim ..... WATER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58489346 Here's a neat little water calculator I found -- asked you some questions to determine your water requirement <BR> <link>nutrition.about.com/library/blwaterc<BR>alculator.htm </link> <BR> <BR> My results when questions answered: <BR> Daily Hydration Calculator Results: &#8232; 171.5 ounces or 5.1 liters <BR> <BR> About 20 percent of the water you consume is in the foods you eat. If you eat a balanced diet you can drink 137.2 ounces of water today, or 4.1 liters. <BR> <BR> Water... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:19:26 EST Jae & Brenda's Crazy Campsite http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58428675 Hi Jae! <em>244</em> We're team mates this week! <BR> <BR> We're having family over today, so I have to get going! <BR> <BR> SW = 246...dropped 3 lbs this week, so I hope I do something good this coming week!! <BR> <BR> I hope your eyes are feeling better. I had a total knee replacement last month, so I'm still hobbling around getting it to bend more. <BR> <BR> Let's eat healthy and get focused for the summer! <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 13:36:15 EST Jill&Randy --- Bungalow Buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58420043 Jill -- we can change the name --- I just wanted to get us a thread to started to re-group --- Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:01:38 EST Sue and Dee's Groovy Bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58418409 Here we go, fun and games and healthy lifestyle <em>212</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:36:04 EST Amy and Wendi's Bunkhouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58417264 This is going to be fun! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:59:07 EST McJoyful and JessieBruns Secret Hiding Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58416681 I'm loviing summer camp and glad to meet JessieBruns! We are going to have a great week! Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:06:59 EST Jul-Squared Meeting Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58416308 Hi Juli - <BR> <BR> So excited to get to know you, especially since you have such a great name! <em>211</em> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:37:21 EST Marly's and Beverly's Secret Hiding Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58415129 I'm so excited for Summer Camp, Marly! Glad I got you as a partner! Let's ROCK this challenge! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 07:46:17 EST Introduction time! - meet your pilgrim friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x58401562 Here we go, folks! And our first interviewee - as promised - the very colorful Sister Rainbow!!! Give her a round of applause!!!! <BR> <BR> Sister Rainbow AKA TADZIO or Randy <BR> <BR> 1) Please tell us a little about your personal life, your background, and the struggles you've had before SparkPeople on your weight loss/food/fitness programs. <BR> <BR> Sister Rainbow: <BR> <BR> Sister Rainbow came about one Halloween. With my fascination with Nuns. I decided to dress as a Nun for ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:36:11 EST Weekend Field Trips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58379912 The adventure doesn’t stop at the end of the week. Each weekend, we encourage campers to take a field trip over the weekend. We will offer a few suggestions to help get you started on a new adventure each weekend. <BR> <BR> <BR> More details to come on our first weekend at camp - Saturday, July 5th. <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:15:37 EST Letters Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58379909 Each weekend, we encourage all of the campers to write a letter home, explaining how your week was at Camp FSC that week. What activities you were involved in, the challenges you overcame, the lessons you learned, the laughter and friendship you found, etc. <BR> <BR> More details to come on our first weekend at camp - Saturday, July 5th. <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:13:39 EST Around the Campfire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58379907 What summer camp would not be complete without a nightly campfire to gather around? <BR> <BR> This is that quiet time of the day when we are winding down from an active day at camp to tell stories, sing songs and even enjoy a treat – S’mores anyone? This is the time of the day where we can pat ourselves on the back and reward ourselves for all of the wonderful things we did that day. <BR> <BR> Our first campfire will be on July 1st! See you there! <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:12:01 EST Camp FSC’s Book Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58379904 <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> I know we have a lot of readers at camp this year. Counselor Beverly will be discussing some books that may interest you for your summer reading this year. You do not have to own these books to take part in the discussion, so please join the book club and see what interesting titles are on the list this year. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:10:03 EST Arts & Crafts (picture blogs) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58379899 <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <em>388</em> <BR> Each week we will offer campers a variety of arts & crafts projects they can complete using their SP Blogs. We encourage all campers to choose 2-3 of these projects to do each week as a way to get your creative juices flowing. Many projects will be picture blogs that tell the story of your time at Camp FSC. We won’t give away our secrets just ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:08:29 EST Camper’s Cookout (nutrition thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58379898 <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <em>191</em> <BR> <BR> Some people talk fancy about eating in the great outdoors. They call it dining Al fresco. <BR> <BR> Here at Camp FSC, we just call it breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whatever name you want to use, enjoying the fresh air and fresh foods of the season helps to stimulate our appetites for the multitude of flavors that mother nature provides.... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:06:40 EST Zoo-rific Camper’s Challenge (fitness challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58379895 Counselor Beverly will be taking our campers on a safari adventure to the Sparks Zoo. To progress to each of the animal exhibits you will need to complete the posted number of steps or fitness minutes to earn that animal’s stamp in your Camper’s Zoo-rific Journal. Can you earn all of your stamps before leaving camp? Ribbons will be awarded at the end of the month based on the number of stamps in your Zoo-rific Journal. So come have a Roar-ing good time on our little safari adventure! <BR>... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:03:44 EST Crazy Camp Challenges (progressive challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58379891 This is a weekday progressive challenge. The first day of the week will be a crazy challenge #1 to complete. On the second day, you have to complete challenge #1 again and then challenge #2. On the third day you must complete challenges #1 and #2 again and add challenge #3. And so on. So by the end of the week, you are doing 5 challenges. The goal is to improve your performance on each of these challenges. Then later in the month, you will have the same challenges back again to see how... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:01:14 EST The Bunkhouse Challenge (buddy challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58379876 Welcome to the Bunkhouse! This is a weekly weight loss buddy challenge. <BR> <BR> Each participating camper will be matched up with their bunk-mate for a one week weight loss challenge. It will be up to each Bunkhouse team to determine how best to encourage and support each other in their weight loss journey. The goal is simple. Be the Bunkhouse team that loses the highest average pounds per team member. <BR> <BR> Weigh-ins will take place each Friday and the winning team will be an... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:55:02 EST need veggie ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58364282 The cub scouts are going to have their cross over ceremony in a couple weeks and my two boys are in charge of one fruit dish and one veggie dish. I plan to make fruit salad for the fruit but I don't want to make a veggie tray cause everyone will bring one of those. No potatoes cause there is a den in charge of starches so any ideas for a veggie that is not a starch and not just an ordinary veggie tray? Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:44:01 EST 24 diet-sabotaging activities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58352801 I'll share # 20 --- it's a biggie for me --- lots of other activities on the list apply --- but I'll go with this one today <BR> <BR> 20. Saying "I'll start tomorrow" as an excuse to do something unhealthy. <BR> <BR> PUT DOWN THE FRIED OREO. START NOW. And if you pick up the fried oreo, don't justify it with future fitness plans. Accept that you are eating a fried oreo and accept the consequences of eating the fried oreo. But don't lie to yourself...because that is the worst kind of lie. <B... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:39:43 EST SparkSavings to be discontinued http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58335187 This from Coach Jen today. <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know that SparkSavings (www.sparksavings.com) will be shutting down at the end of this month. The site didn't get enough traffic for us to justify continuing with it, so we're moving all of the relevant and helpful content from that site over to SparkPeople. If people go to www.sparksavings.com after 6/30, they will be re-directed to SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to give you a heads-up :) <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Je... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:25:43 EST Fourth of July prep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58328341 <em>283</em> 4th of July <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> is coming up in a week and a half. For many this means bbqs filled with meats and starchy food that are loaded with calories and fat. Some of us even have more than one celebration to go to. So to look ahead and get a game plan started to help stick with healthy choices, what are your plans for this eating on this patriotic holiday? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:08:53 EST Anybody here use a pedometer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58287738 I bought one of the SP activity trackers. It's pretty much a pedometer that syncs with SP site. Does anybody else here count steps? <BR> <BR> Only had mine for a day so I can't tell yet if it's going to push me to add more steps to my day. <BR> <BR> Goal yesterday was 6000 steps. I almost made it too! It was my late night at work. We own a game shop so Friday nights we are open late for a card tournament. I was within a few steps of making my goal and it went past midnight. LOL. Back to 0.... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 07:22:38 EST Fill in the blank: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58268543 Fill in the blank: The toughest part of watching my weight in the summer is _____. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:46:46 EST Hi everyone :)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x58261204 I'm not exactly new, but I've been away from SP for a couple of years. <BR> <BR> I lost 200 pounds and was ecstatic. But a few months ago, injuries to my lower back and right hip put me on the sideline by doctor's orders. I got so upset.....angry/depressed/frustrated. And I got into bad habits while I was sitting around sulking. So....I gained weight. <BR> <BR> A couple weeks ago I realized I was really not doing myself any good with that sort of behavior. I have finally been released by ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:45:12 EST E.A.S.Y. Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58204728 <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> E.A.S.Y Challenge <BR> <BR> E --- Examine your reasons for wanting to lose weight <BR> A --- Access Spark DAILY (even if it’s just to spin the wheel) <BR> S --- Stop beating yourself up -- today is a new day! <BR> Y --- Yell if you need help (either here or anywhere on the threads) <BR> <BR> BONUS -- blog or write her... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:52:19 EST My work out go to songs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58182844 When I work out I have to have my music. The faster the better cause it keeps me moving. <BR> <BR> Post yours too. <BR> <BR> Here are two of mine. <BR> <BR> 1. Overcomer by Mandisa because as long as I continue on this weight loss journey I am an overcomer. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8Vo<BR>UYtx0kw </link> <BR> <BR> 2. Glow by britt Nicole just because of the fast beat <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd1H<BR>WOSvSZ0 </link> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 11:12:06 EST Randy's Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58169976 Just wanted everyone to know I'm doing pretty good. <BR> <BR> My 95 year old grandma is not doing well. I've been staying at the hospital at night do to her confusion. <BR> <BR> At this time she's had a stroke, pneumonia in both lungs, artrial fib with heart rates of 130-150. <BR> <BR> I'm back to work today -- first time since Thursday. I got 11 hours sleep last night but feel i need more. <BR> <BR> I'd like to respond to emails, goodie and stuff --- but I've got to wrap my head ... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:54:43 EST June Weigh-ins - show that scale who's boss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58128348 <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>192</em> <BR> Since we aren't really weighing in on any of the threads this month, let's go ahead and post our weights here if you want! <BR> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>192</em> <em>11</em> <em>193</em> <em>11</em> <em>192</em> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:12:44 EST Update to SP Journal Demise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58094377 From Coach Jen: <BR> <BR> After much discussion, we are keeping the Planner. It will be unlinked from the site, meaning it won't be in the "My Trackers" dropdown menu at the top of the page, but you can still get to it at this address: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/planner.<BR>asp </link> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:48:46 EST Question Regarding Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58060793 I have a question concerning calorie ranges and listening to your body about hunger. What do you do when you're just not hungry and don't feel like eating? Granted, it doesn't happen that often ... <BR> <BR> I'm not hungry and if I ate it would be simply to put something in my mouth. I know it's not a good idea to purposely starve yourself ... <BR> <BR> Conventional wisdom says to stay close to your calorie range ... but also to listen to hunger cues ... Sat, 31 May 2014 13:03:29 EST SP Planner/ Calender/ Journal Demise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58058048 Saw this posted on the Team Leader's Business Only Thread - <BR> <BR> The Planner/Calender/Journal will be discontinued on the 10th of June. If you use this feature, you have until then to retrieve anything you want to keep. Sat, 31 May 2014 08:20:57 EST Positive Thinking Is CRITICAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58054619 Came across the following today and it really got me thinking. I believe that in order to be successful in this journey, you MUST love yourself ... even if you have to start off liking yourself just a little. We need to find a way to shut down the little voices that scream that we're too fat, too unlovable, not good enough to be healthy, too lazy, too whatever it is that your little voices whisper in your ear to derail you. After all, the only thing that counts is the next bite you're putt... Fri, 30 May 2014 21:33:07 EST Giving Lip Service to............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58045990 Need a little motivation? Need a cheerleader? <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Beverly can help you with that (along with the other members of the FSC) <BR> <BR> Be watching for words of wisdom from Beverly. You won't want to miss it! Fri, 30 May 2014 03:34:21 EST Kickin' It Old School http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x58045985 This thread will contain one day challenges throughout the month of June that are a little "old school" -- back to basics. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is one that you will see from time to time this month because it is one of the most productive tools SP offers to help you lose weight -- tracking what you eat. <BR> <BR> <BR> So for Friday, track all of your food into the food tracker and let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 May 2014 03:31:46 EST KISSably Fresh "Eating Clean" Tips and Tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58045965 <em>265</em> <em>550</em> <em>289</em> <em>267</em> <em>277</em> <em>284</em> <em>488</em> <em>368</em> <em>491</em> <em>370</em> <em>369</em> <em>474</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Many of you have talked about following a "Eating Clean" diet so we thought we would showcase it this month. I will be leading you through Tips, Tricks and recipes for Eating Clean. <BR> <BR> <BR> What is the Eating Clean diet? <BR> <BR> It is actually pretty simple. First, the diet... Fri, 30 May 2014 03:25:10 EST Wet Your Whistle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x58045932 <em>91</em> Chug-a-lug! <BR> <BR> Be watching this space as Randy leads us on an adventure this month to increase our daily water intake. It is important that week keep hydrated as the temperatures keep rising going into the summer months. <BR> <BR> <BR> While you are waiting for Randy -- have a serving of water on me! <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> ... Fri, 30 May 2014 03:09:16 EST K.I.S.S. the weekend good-bye! (weekend challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58045917 Each weekend in June, Randy will be issuing a weekend challenge to help everyone stay on track each weekend. Check this thread out this weekend to see what he has up his sleeve. I'm sure it will be a blast! Fri, 30 May 2014 03:01:28 EST The Daily SWAK-down! (one day fitness challenges) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58045912 Randy will be leading us in simple one day fitness challenges Monday - Friday this month. Check out this thread each day to see what Randy has in store for us! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>413</em> <em>355</em> <em>331</em> <em>326</em> <em>318</em> <em>216</em> <em>415</em> <em>23</em> <em>206</em> <em>135</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 02:58:51 EST Mind Over Body Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x58045905 SparkPeople offers a "Mind Over Body" Challenge that we will be using for the month of June. <BR> <BR> Beverly will be heading up this challenge. Be watching for her post and sign-ups on Friday. <BR> <BR> <BR> I've seen some of the plans she has and it looks to be a fun and productive challenge! Please join us. The bigger the group, the better the support!! <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 May 2014 02:55:25 EST Silly Question --- will accept Silly Answers :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58039099 I have a question about my oven. <BR> <BR> I have a gas cook stove. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x577<BR>06736&src=email </link> <BR> <BR> For Chef Angeline Milazzio's recipe. I never know when to use broil and if I use broil do have I have put the items "under" the broiler or just use the regular oven but use broil temperatures ?? <BR> <BR> I honestly don't know when I use the broiler under the oven --- when I do -- I us... Thu, 29 May 2014 12:37:10 EST Redesigned Fitness and Nutrition Pages http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x58018263 From Coach Jen: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to let you know that we launched a slightly redesigned version of our nutrition and fitness tracker pages today. You'll see that it still works the same way and has all of the information the old trackers did, but just has a cleaner look. A few other things to point out: <BR> <BR> - We consolidated buttons/reports/settings and they are now at the bottom of the page <BR> - Added a fat/carb/protein pie chart to the bottom of the pa... Tue, 27 May 2014 18:33:16 EST Surviving the Holiday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x57971203 Well our first weekend of the summer season is here. Not really summer yet but all the summer-like activities seem to start. <BR> <BR> First Reminder is about our "panic thread" --- visit the thread and click "SUBSCRIBE TO DISCUSSION" -- it's my understand you will get update messages regarding thread whether you've posted there recently OR not. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x507<BR>42344 </link> <BR> <BR> Second -- <BR> <B... Fri, 23 May 2014 09:27:31 EST When I hear ______ I think of _______? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x57963028 When I hear (a word) I think of (a word or phrase)? <BR> <BR> <BR> JUMP <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:44:58 EST