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 Randy's pouty thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64851878 You know..... <BR> <BR> I wrote yet another message on the member board for site help/suggestions <BR> <BR> as you see by my status -- I acknowlege I'm a very stubborn guy <BR> <BR> But as I mentioned probably to stubborn for my own good and health. <BR> <BR> I even mentioned our team and the great group of gals! that was probably the only thing that was keeping me with Sparkpeople - and the fact I'm not at goal and I don't want to regain 80 pounds. <BR> <BR> I miss the changeable fonts ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:08:47 EST New Header Launching Tomorrow - from Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64751392 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to give you a heads up about a new header that will be launching on the site tomorrow. <BR> <BR> The menus will work in basically the same way, except that there are a few new options like videos and challenges. Hopefully these changes will help you access the features you use even more easily! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:54:21 EST Mindful eating benefits blood sugar and helps your http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64714299 “When walking, walk; when eating, eat,” goes a Zen proverb. Sounds obvious, right? But in the typical busy swirl of a day, you might find yourself eating while walking (or while watching TV, working, checking emails, texting or driving). Or perhaps you find yourself powering through an entire bag of chips because, like the proverbial mountain, it’s there. This is kind of like the flip side of getting so busy that you “forget” to eat. (Fortunately, you can’t forget to breathe!) Enter “mindful ... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 08:31:56 EST SP Planner and Journal link http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64634874 I was just reminded of this today! Yes, it's still around! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/planner.<BR>asp </link> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:31:37 EST Severe flooding here in WV http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64622677 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/717cc229-1c28-440c-b3e7-0083dc6102cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Pro golf tournament to be at the Greenbrier in a week or so. <BR> <BR> Picture on the left -- what the 18th hole looks like. <BR> <BR> Picture on the right -- what the 18th hole looks like now. <BR> <BR> Of course that is all minimal compared to a large part of the state. <BR> <BR> Randy2 and I are ok .... people asked even folks around the area -- but -- if the flood gets us the... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:01:12 EST The Beach Babes - Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64481367 Hi everyone! Welcome to our June home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/000cfc07-09f9-43f4-8b79-4327400a7046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some Housekeeping items: <BR> <BR> The Beach Babes: <BR> <BR> Dee SW 243 <BR> <BR> Brenda SW 255 <BR> <BR> Amy SW 280 <BR> <BR> Jody SW <BR> <BR> Laura SW 306 <BR> <BR> Kim SW 252 <BR> <BR> Lois SW <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge: <BR> <BR> Day 1 Fit Food Challenge: <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to write down this week's mea... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:29:49 EST The Castaweighs - Team 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64481332 Let's take 'em down, guys!!! <em>104</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 15:23:33 EST Eat Up - Team #2 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64469985 Good Luck! Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:49:49 EST Eat Up - Team #1 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64469984 Good Luck! Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:49:26 EST Beach Ball Toss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64453356 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c682479b-39a8-4547-ab76-14f73d3ef4d2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Life guard, Lisa, is going to throw out a beach ball each day. Catch the ball and answer the question. Let’s have fun getting to know our FSC family. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 23:01:33 EST Favorite Childhood Memories of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64453343 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed6e4525-8a72-412e-86f3-4e218590376a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite childhood memories of summer break? <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:59:21 EST Summer ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64453334 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/07d706cb-8d88-47b8-9059-c93ffdfb5980.png"> <BR> <BR> Starting with the letter A and running through the alphabet – list one summer item that starts with the next letter in the alphabet. <BR> <BR> A = Adventure <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:57:31 EST Pamper Yourself this Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64453229 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86f0ff26-f5ea-4df4-8c98-25465e15b7ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What are you doing to pamper yourself this summer? <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:45:00 EST Summer Reading List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64453217 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40cee443-4cbe-481e-8e03-f2c808d7dc7c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What is on your summer reading list? <BR> <BR> Use this thread to discuss the books you are enjoying this summer. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:43:39 EST Picnic in the Park (or on the Porch) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64453206 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a24c6db-4adf-4ba9-975b-0f22e9c611da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It is that time of year where eating outdoors can mean a relaxing picnic in the park or just dining alfresco on the back porch. Fire up your grills. Pack your baskets. <BR> <BR> This thread is to share recipes and pictures of your picnic favorites. <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:42:38 EST Wet & Wild Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64453191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/82beaa8d-c29c-44d3-a95d-2b9d6f0fbb5f.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a self-directed water challenge. Set your daily goal for servings each Friday. If you are able to reach that goal 6 out of the 7 days, you will earn a special goodie! <BR> <BR> Let’s keep ourselves hydrated with nature’s most beneficial summer drink! <BR> Mon, 30 May 2016 22:39:40 EST Walk the Weight Away Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64453185 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8714757-f8f5-4090-b293-60675b0899ca.png"> <BR> <BR> Do some of you remember the long winter days where the days were way too cold to walk outdoors? Well, welcome to summer!! It is time to don those tennis shoes, strap on your Fitbit, slip your phone in your pocket, grab your water bottle and take a stroll outside. <BR> <BR> This is an individual point challenge. The top point earners each Friday will earn special fitness goodies. <B... Mon, 30 May 2016 22:38:18 EST Eat up & Slim Down Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64453173 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6fe25ce-d722-467a-b3ff-ac1185710b18.png"> <BR> <BR> This month’s challenge will be based off of SparkPeople’s Fit Food Challenge. <BR> <BR> This will be a team challenge so the more people who sign up, the larger the team camaraderie will be. Each team will have weekly weigh-ins and the highest weight loss per participating member will win the weekly goodie award. There will also be a daily fit food challenge. Each day that you complete... Mon, 30 May 2016 22:35:31 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64439048 Hi. I'm Sue. I'm a 53 yr old mother of two teens, considering early retirement after 29 years of teaching, needing to focus on self now with high blood pressure diagnosed last year, type 2 diabetes last month. Working on lifestyle changes to drop at least 100 pounds from this 5'8" 304 lb frame. Have lost 5 pounds in past few weeks with changes in eating style (learning to do without so many carbs). Have found the New to Diabetes group very helpful but need pointers and advice from others goin... Sat, 28 May 2016 17:20:57 EST Trade your criticism for compassion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64424489 Not new to me -- I know I need to drop the self criticism -- and going to use this article to push me into living happier and less "self-stressed" <BR> <BR> <link>www.clevelandclinicwellness.com/Emai<BR>ls/DailyTip/Pages/dailytip.aspx?td=05/<BR>26/2016 </link> <BR> <BR> "Trading self-criticism for self-compassion will create a seismic shift in your stress levels", says Cleveland Clinic wellness director Jennifer Hunter, LISW-S. <BR> <BR> "With kindness at your core, stress management be... Thu, 26 May 2016 11:07:12 EST Mother, May I? - May Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64267788 This is an individual weight loss challenge and weekly points challenge. Enter one or both. Sign up begins now. First weigh ins are due Friday the 6th and every Friday thereafter. There will also be challenges and questions to answer for the weekly points challenge. But be careful! Only answer or do the challenges if Mother says to!!! The top five individuals with the highest percentage of weight lost for the week will get bragging rights and a goodie. The same for the top five indivi... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:17:02 EST Great Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64260689 I really loved this article! <BR> <BR> 60 Second Health and Fitness Boosters <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1557 </link> <BR> <BR> If you read something good, please post a link to it. <em>150</em> Mon, 2 May 2016 22:55:44 EST Songs About Mothers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64249948 This is a thread that will showcase songs about mothers or with the word "mother" in the title! Can you guess the song? <BR> <BR> Here's the first one: <BR> <BR> "Well a mother, a real mother, is the most wonderful person in the world..." Sun, 1 May 2016 16:09:41 EST Mom-isms - Things My Mother "Taught" Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64249921 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ebc89ad-2c4b-4880-ad8a-329719c6ef4d.png"> <BR> <BR> Think back to some of the things your mother used to tell you as a child! <BR> <BR> Watch this thread for more!!! <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 16:02:45 EST Then You Can Play! - Mother's Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64249863 Our very own Fitness Queens Brenda and Dee, otherwise known as Bee and Dee, will host this lively challenge thread this month! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> The Challenge: Let's Exercise More! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> We're starting with 5 minutes a day and working on up. This challenge can be in addition to what you're already doing or a place to start if you're currently not exercising. Give us a consistent exercise week and get ready to play on the weekend. <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:55:30 EST Mother Says Do Your Chores! - Home/office http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64249842 Time to see what chores we can take care of in our homes and offices! Find out what Lisa has in store for us! <BR> <em>56</em> <em>239</em> <em>149</em> <em>17</em> <em>433</em> <em>542</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:52:10 EST Mother Says Clean Your Plate! - Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64249818 Let's see what Lisa has to teach us about nutrition this month! <BR> <em>274</em> <em>265</em> <em>550</em> <em>492</em> <em>496</em> <em>53</em> <em>490</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:48:38 EST A Face Only a Mother Could Love - Photo Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64249796 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84c32cfd-9898-489a-958a-49c9d8be550a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have a face "only a mother could love???" LOL! <BR> <BR> Well, let's put it this way - can you MAKE a face only a mother could love?? <BR> <BR> This is a challenge to post pictures of yourself (or others in your family) making funny faces. Our very own Ms. Lisa is the hostess with the mostest on this challenge and she has invited a very special judge - her daughter Remi who will... Sun, 1 May 2016 15:43:27 EST Mother Says Be Polite and Introduce Yourself Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64249736 <em>235</em> Welcome to everyone! Please introduce yourselves here!! <em>523</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:32:38 EST Earning Your Allowance - Sparkpoints Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64249722 <em>347</em> Come on! Spin that wheel and earn you allowance for all those goodies you want to give out this month!!! Sun, 1 May 2016 15:30:07 EST Mother's Kitchen - Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64249709 I don't know about you, but when I was growing up (and even beyond that), my mother and I would sit in the kitchen and talk! <BR> <BR> Feel free to bring your thoughts, concerns, fun times, etc. here to Mother's Kitchen! <em>247</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 15:28:41 EST Need a non judgemental and sympathetic ear.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x64200261 or email or screen.... <BR> <BR> Especially if you have relationship problems and trying to keep your life in balance. I can't talk to friends or family because then they hold grudges against my DH, when I am not asking them to judge him, I just need to vent and get advice on how to control my emotions and not let it torture me. <BR> <BR> HE IS DRIVING ME NUTS! He is smothering me. HELP? Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:48:46 EST GMO foods - thoughts ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64163408 Just for me - I don't think I would pass up on a food - for instance corn just because I read it was GMO. <BR> <BR> I believe that as environment changes and populations grow more foods will have have to be produced by about what ever means we have available to us. <BR> <BR> At times -- I think the unknown - untried is so much more scary than just not trying an item. <BR> <BR> Today I saw someone post that her son was Celiac - so no Gluten OR GMO --- right now there are no GMO wheat variet... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:22:08 EST Fooducate.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64058406 This is a website that looks like it's been around for awhile, but I just found it! It's very interesting. You can get a free app for you phone as well. <BR> <BR> It allows you to either look up (on the internet) or scan (with your phone) a specific food and it will tell you what's good and bad about it and give you alternatives that may be a better replacement. <BR> <BR> <link>www.fooducate.com/ </link> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:28:25 EST Foolish Team #2: Hungry Hippos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64046685 Welcome to Team #2's official April Foolishness Thread! <BR> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to track your points! I hope you had a foolish weekend. If you haven't already, post what you did so we can award you points!! <BR> <em>292</em> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> MONDAY'S CHALLENGE! <BR> Get Set Up for Success <BR> <BR> Have you thought about why you're here and what you want to accomplish over the next month? We know that the people who succeed at permanent weight loss are... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 03:22:21 EST Foolish Team #1 - The Balderdashers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64030768 Hi Team! Lets have our foolish fun this weekend. <BR> <BR> We earned 8 points for getting our challenge done today! WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> Now - everyone needs to earn their points for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 01:00:27 EST Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64022413 This is the Movie/Movie Star Game. In turn, post the name of a movie star that acted in the previously posted movie, or name another movie that the previously posted movie star was in. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Forrest Gump <BR> Tom Hanks <BR> Apollo 13 <BR> Kevin Bacon <BR> Footloose <BR> Etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e301c99c-b099-43ba-8f1d-7c939d7f8c72.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:52:10 EST Who's the Fool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64022403 Post your selfies or pics of the fun things you do in April, even if it is just you making a silly face in the mirror. Let’s dwell on the positive things in our lives that make getting up each morning worth the effort. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/68a34dbe-c246-4115-ba52-b809960b8529.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:48:22 EST Funny Bones! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x64022400 Post anything here that strikes your funny bone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/074f108b-2694-4a82-a39c-87b36dd5466c.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:45:56 EST Defeat the Foolish Fodder - Daily Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64022395 How good are you at the daily SP quizzes? Can you beat the Foolish Fodder and earn 100% today? <BR> <BR> Give it a try... <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:41:42 EST Fountain of Youth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64022388 People spend rivers of dollars on beauty products, not knowing that water is the actual fountain of youth and beauty! <BR> <BR> Four beauty benefits associated with proper hydration and that consumers should be aware of are: rejuvenating skin, improving dark circles around the eyes, decreasing fatigue, and preventing acne. <BR> <BR> Most people know that our bodies are largely made of water…70%. Both the quantity and quality of the water we drink can determine our body’s ability to shed e... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:37:20 EST Playing with our food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x64022383 This is a pic thread. We are challenging our First Steppers to post pictures of what they are eating. And if you can have a little fun with your food such as smiley face on your toast or a palm tree out of your veggies, even better! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77f17dd7-1701-4ba2-88b4-e05cd92883c4.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:34:57 EST Pound for Pound Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022378 Team Leader Lisa has an interesting yet rewarding two month challenge for everyone at the FSC. <BR> <BR> "I would keep a running total of all the weight our first steppers lose in the challenges. For each pound lost I will donate a pound of rice to our children’s feeding program in honor of our first steppers. Our loss would be their gain. I would post pictures of the actual rice donated so that the First steppers could have a visual of what the pounds look like that they have shed in Apr... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:31:38 EST Footloose and Fancy Free (fitness challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022367 This is a self-described fitness challenge to see how many fun trophies you can earn in April. Follow these directions to participate in this challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Set a daily fitness goal. It can be # of steps, fitness minutes, miles walked, songs danced, etc. <BR> <BR> 2. Take your daily goal number and multiply it by 5. That is your target goal to earn a trophy. For example, if your goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day, then take 10,000 x 5 = 50,000 steps. Once you have wa... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:22:43 EST Foolish Team #2 - Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022359 Have some foolish fun ladies! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:19:57 EST Foolish Team #1 - Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64022355 Have some foolish fun ladies! <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 01:19:25 EST Spin it to win it! (SparkPoints Challenge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x64022306 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e46f1d37-d812-4857-98b6-d43c230936d5.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> How many SparkPoints can you rack up this month? Use this thread to track your point totals this month. The top 3 point totals will earn a special goodie at the end of the month. <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> <em>347</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 00:58:09 EST April Foolishness Challenge -- Official Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x64003954 Join in the foolish fun! Sign up today! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12fe585c-a1b8-4046-85ff-8fd3910d0ec4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is time once again for some April foolishness to come to the FSC. Two teams will be competing to see who can have the highest percentage of weight loss each week. There will be daily team challenges and of course our weekend acts of foolishness to keep the teams lively and losing. Teams will be announced on March 31st with our first... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 17:01:13 EST Secret Weapons of Trainers and Nutritionists http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63872147 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=what_secret_weapons_do_nutritionist<BR>s_and_trainers_have_in_their_homes </link> <BR> <BR> It is sad how many of these that I have in my home - but they only help if you use them regularly. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:43:21 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY RANDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63852981 Hoping our Randy has a wonderful day and has some fun <em>383</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> <em>125</em> <em>146</em> <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> <em>218</em> <em>218</em> <em>191</em> <em>44</em> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 03:48:42 EST Hike #3 Appalachian Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63846359 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f80ca4c-7bc3-4f04-a939-b147b8323ad1.png"> <BR> The Appalachian Trail, also known as the AT, is the granddaddy of long-distance hiking trails, winding its way over 2,000 miles (3,500 km) through 14 states from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Mountains. <BR> The Appalachian Trail is historic, not just in its own right, but it also passes through Civil War and Revolutionary War battlefields. It follows old railroad beds and through the his... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 07:54:12 EST Randys Newsletter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63834623 thought I'd have one area for updates and news about various procedures. Depending on the procedure and what's going on -- Randy2 has contact information for Laura and Beverly --- and can let one of them know what's going if I'm unable to post for a bit. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to stay positive. <BR> <BR> Trying to reconnect to FSC. I know I need to be here. <BR> <BR> I've gotten back on my food plan since Friday. Monitoring fluids - can you believe! I'm drinking 2-3 diet pe... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 18:21:00 EST Hike #2- Chemin Lu Puy, 460miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63822719 Let's enjoy a weekend exploring and hiking the French Countryside! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84f38198-8d01-451e-9f99-0e42bacceefa.png"> <BR> The Chemin Le Puy route, more formally called Vía Podensis, begins in Le Puy-en-Velay (Le Puy for short), then runs nearly 500 miles through France until reaching Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port (Saint Jean for short) where it joins with the Camino Francés. It was one of four main pilgrimage routes through France. Back in the day, it ... Sat, 5 Mar 2016 04:06:30 EST To FSCfamily From Randy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63805512 I had a portion of this typed - and my browser through me out -- and I lost it -- so this time I typed it in my word processor for cut and paste. <BR> <BR> I had a couple appointments today. Cardiologist (electrical one) – dressing was removed from the pacemaker / defibrillator site. Was told it looked good. I wouldn’t have thought so. But was told a lot of what I was seeing was glue. I was glued closed instead of staples or stitches. No dressing required – no ointments – show... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 19:42:38 EST Team Hike #1- Arizona National Scenic Trail 814mi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63799586 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34af13f3-3a75-4896-9587-a6b053732df2.png"> <BR> Arizona is a land of beauty and surprises! You hear about the Grand Canyon and the hot deserts, but many people don't realize that Arizona also has lush forests, huge tracks of grasslands, snow-covered mountains and animals that look like something that came out of Central America. And, yes, the Grand Canyon is pretty awesome as well! <BR> <BR> Even the notoriously hot deserts are filled with fas... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 05:41:00 EST Spring Chickens (Daily Chuckles) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63782136 A thread for everyone to post daily chuckles: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/78960bc8-1b2a-45d7-860a-fb8983dc25b0.jpg"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:55:55 EST Springtime ABC's (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63782128 Starting with the letter A, in turn add a springtime word to the list. Once we have reached Z, start over again. <BR> <BR> A = awakening <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/141247df-b7ee-481c-8cb9-9b39030ff35b.jpg"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:50:37 EST FSC's Annual Easter Egg Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63782125 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b107cb6f-cca9-4107-8824-9e2de238b2ea.jpg"> 03/18 <BR> <BR> It is almost that time of year again! Starting March 14th, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin. <BR> <BR> If you are new to our hunt, here is how to play: <BR> <BR> Each day a new egg will be hidden somewhere on the team boards, blogs, SparkPages, Team wall, etc. where everyone can find it. It will be tagged with that day's date. <BR> <BR> Once you have found an egg, add the d... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:46:45 EST Spring Cleaning - Hobbies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63782109 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fa5c44a-2bd5-4747-a05b-06701ea3eb18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is it time to pick up an old favorite hobby that has went by the wayside? Perhaps you do not give yourself enough time to do the things you like to do because you are helping others. <BR> <BR> Don't forget to give yourself time for fun, relaxation, creativity, imagination. Pick up a book you have wanted to read or dig out the knitting needles or go climb a mountain. Whatever your "me" ti... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:37:42 EST Spring Cleaning - Lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63782104 Just like it is time to spring clean your house, it is just as good of a time to do a little spring cleaning of your lifestyle. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/741524be-edf4-4638-b8b8-13be9315cd18.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What healthy habits do you need to dust off and put back to use? What new habits would you like to work on. <BR> <BR> Give yourself a good spring cleaning and sweep all those bad habits out the door. <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:33:16 EST Spring Cleaning - Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63782099 Spring Cleaning -- a phrase many of us hate to think about but feel so good when it is done. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d2800f3-3066-4ad1-9ad7-13d6756cc6ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to track your spring cleaning projects around your home or yard. How many can you accomplish this month? Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:29:42 EST Spring Fresh Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63782092 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/706cb0d1-7a4c-472d-9ab2-9318705435df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are a lot of crazy diets out there. Many of you have tried at least 1 or 2 if not a dozen or more. But no matter what crazy ideas people come up with, one of the best diet tips is to eat fresh foods in their natural state. Fresh produce, fresh meat, eggs, milk, nuts, etc. <BR> <BR> This challenge is all about eating fresh. Starting Friday, March 4th, each day you will track the ... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:26:59 EST Spring Forward Fitness Hikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63782062 Team leader Lisa will be our tour guide this month for those who would like an additional fitness challenge. Lisa will post an unique trail to "hike" and the number of miles it will take to hike that trail. <BR> <BR> Each minute of fitness you do will count as one mile. Once you have completed a trail, a new trail and adventure will await you! <BR> <BR> So get geared up and Spring Forward with your fitness in March! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/547b7cc4-5f... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:11:32 EST Pot of Gold Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63782044 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/312db609-038c-4d53-a117-c105d0a1892f.png"> <BR> Team Leader Lisa will be leprechaun leader through this challenge guaranteed to take you over the rainbow if you give it a chance! <BR> <BR> The goal is to complete a weekly challenge and lose 2% of your body weight for the 4 week challenge. The overall winner would get a pot of gold at the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> How it would work: <BR> 1. Each participant will start with 100 pieces o... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 01:06:11 EST Virtual Races ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63773928 So I just discovered this today. I had no idea these existed and I really want to try one. I need to kick up my exercise, which I have planned on doing in March anyway, and I think this will be a really fun way to motivate me. Plus with a couple of them you're supporting worthy causes too! Has anyone use any of these sites? Have any information (good or bad) on any of them? I've spent some time this afternoon visiting different sites and have it narrowed to 3 or 4 I might use but am won... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 23:01:25 EST Cardiac Crew HEART Challenge Thread - Week #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63717744 Hey All. The fun has begun and it's time to put our whole <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> into this week's challenge! Listed below is our "HEART" challenge for this week. Please reply to this message and copy and paste the task list below along with your weigh-in results. As you complete each task EDIT YOUR POST (don't make a new one) to indicate which tasks you've done. This can be done however you choose, using some of the fun <em>252</em> <em>224</em> <em>248</em> <... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:05:21 EST New to the group. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63696573 Just came back to spark people after 10 years. I started at 340 back in December and have slowly gotten down to 317 as of last weigh in on Saturday. I'm working for 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. My fitbit has been an awesome tool on helping me get up and get moving. If anyone wants to be buddies just look me up. Thanks for the add. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 15:57:47 EST Sparkjournal and SparkCalendar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63674147 Someone messaged me to see if I still had the link to the Sparkjournal. <BR> <BR> I had misplaced it but found it this evening <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/planner.<BR>asp </link> <BR> <BR> To find your private journal, go to the "My Trackers" tab at the top of the site and select "Planner." Here, you can add appointments, birthdays and anniversaries and set up email reminders so you won't forget these important events! But you can also add private journal entries that a... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:31:36 EST Cardiac Crew HEART Challenge Thread - Week #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63661940 Hey All. The fun has begun and it's time to put our whole <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> into this week's challenge! Listed below is our "HEART" challenge for this week. Please reply to this message and copy and paste the task list below along with your weigh-in results. As you complete each task EDIT YOUR POST (don't make a new one) to indicate which tasks you've done. This can be done however you choose, using some of the fun <em>248</em> <em>252</em> <em>48</em> <... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:35:51 EST Cardiac Crew (team #1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63608550 Starting our team thread for the this challenge. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:25:59 EST Cardiac Crew HEART Challenge Thread - Week #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63608478 Hey All. The fun has begun and it's time to put our whole <em>26</em> <em>129</em> into this week's challenge! Listed below is our "HEART" challenge for this week. Please reply to this message and copy and paste the task list below along with your weigh-in results. As you complete each task EDIT YOUR POST (don't make a new one) to indicate which tasks you've done. This can be done however you choose, using some of the fun <em>252</em> emoticons <em>248</em> <em>48</em> ... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:15:40 EST The King and Queens of Hearts (team #2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63603740 Welcome to our new castle King and Queens! <BR> <BR> Week # 1 begins today so don't forget to post your starting weights. <BR> <BR> Team members: <BR> <BR> Dee - Kitchen Fairy <BR> Stephanie <BR> Jessie - Water Server <BR> Joanne <BR> Valerie <BR> Julie <BR> Randy <BR> Brenda - Weight Tracker <BR> Laura - Heart Monitor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Weigh-ins: <BR> Dee - 238 <BR> Stephanie - <BR> Jessie - 292 <BR> Joanne - 183 <BR> Valerie - 248 <BR> Julie - <BR> Randy - 275 <BR> Brend... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:37:02 EST Heart Beat Team #2 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63582439 Good Luck! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:12:01 EST Heart Beat Team #1 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63582409 Good Luck! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:08:37 EST Home is Where the Heart is http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63564132 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be33cf92-b324-4284-8fe4-52831bc05c6f.jpg"> <BR> Do you have that cleaning project you have been putting off? What better time to tackle it than winter time! <BR> <BR> Post a cleaning project and keep us posted on your progress. How many can you complete this month? <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:36:03 EST Change of Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63564121 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4dfab941-0bc7-4a31-b70b-09ebaaaecf0e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have any great trade-outs or changes you would like to share? (Using broth to help flavor your rice? Using newspaper to wash your mirrors? Using water jugs instead of hand weights?) <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on any subject are welcome! <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:34:13 EST Cold Hands, Warm Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63564110 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a79bec2d-1aa2-47ce-a6ae-793ea9e8545f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Many of us live in areas where winter brings enough cold with it to chase us indoors. So what do you do during those winter months when you are cooped up indoors? Use this thread to post ideas for indoor activities including fitness, relaxation, socializing, etc. <BR> <BR> Any suggestion is welcome! <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:31:58 EST From the Bottom of My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63564100 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a696e1f-7cf1-43a8-b6b6-aa5b6c6b6adc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> During the month of February, be watching this thread as our own DeeGirl will be leading us in discussions on positive thinking and heartfelt thoughts and deeds. It is sure to be an uplifting and motivational journey! <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:29:47 EST A Caring Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63564069 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de1e2e51-5890-4e29-86bd-712dab931d60.jpg"> <BR> Team Leader Lisa will post a weekly challenge to do something nice to share the love with someone in your community. <BR> <BR> February is a month of love! The best way to warm your heart is to do something nice for someone else. This month Lisa will give you a weekly challenge of a random act of kindness that will bring a smile to someone else's face and heart. Share on this thread your expe... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:26:15 EST My Heart’s Desire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63564037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23dac9e6-cf8b-4fce-be46-67bc8fe81326.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Use this thread to post your next mini-goal and keep everyone posted on your progress. A good mini-goal would be one that can be completed in a week or two and is easily measurable. Eating better is not specific enough – eating 4-5 servings of veggies each day for one week would be a smart and obtainable mini-goal. In addition to your mini-goal, post what your reward will be once you achi... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:20:35 EST Eat Your Heart Out Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63564013 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98dfc453-a578-48d1-8473-5b2d63ef2c72.jpg"> <BR> Proper nutrition is key to improving your heart health and overall health. This thread will challenge you to plan your meals, share recipes, make healthy choices. Stop in each day for a new heart healthy challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge for Feb 1st -- create a menu plan for the upcoming week. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:18:23 EST Not for the Faint-Hearted – Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63563980 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/db67c273-3007-4fb5-8c4e-856097dff9b4.jpg"> <BR> Our own Leader Lisa will be putting you, and your heart, through the paces with some fitness challenges throughout the month of February. <BR> <BR> We all know that cardio exercise is good for weight loss and fat burning, but did you also know that cardio can help you sleep better, improve your brain function, increase your bone density and help alleviate depression? Just 30 minutes per day 3 ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:12:23 EST The Heart Beat Challenge - Official Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63563949 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/71607a69-b003-4268-a8f6-fc423e8d3e89.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a weekly team weight loss challenge. <BR> <BR> Starting Friday, February 5th, and running for 3 weeks, participants will be broken into 2 teams. Each team will be competing to see which team loses the most weight per team member at each Friday’s weigh-in. Each team will create their team name and member responsibilities. There will also be a “HEART” challenge posted on this thr... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:05:36 EST Hit the Panic Button! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63563934 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f8ee8e5-e749-415f-9459-bf6718ec570a.jpg"> <BR> In this journey, we all face challenges or obstacles that get in the way of our successes. Any questions or requests for assistance can be posted here and our wonderful team members will respond with advice and support. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:00:45 EST Welcome to the FSC – Introduce yourself here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63563926 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17a67e8e-d720-4997-982d-c06127d81fe9.jpg"> <BR> Our team members are the heart and soul of the FSC. We are so pleased that you have decided to join us in this weight loss journey. Please introduce yourself here so we can get to know you better. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:59:04 EST Let the ice melt...(water thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63563874 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cb6a293-3be0-49a1-b03c-8446d1376ed4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The American Heart Association stresses the importance of staying hydrated: <BR> <BR> Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently. Dehydration can be a serious condition that can lead to problems ranging from swollen feet or a headache to life-threatening illnesses such as heat s... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:49:33 EST The FSC Fun House (Chat Thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63563860 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4f216b9-1fb2-45ac-8bbf-19494891ffa5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Heartland Manor, a step back in time to an era when life was simpler and every moment was spent enjoying life and love. Stroll through our magnificent gardens. Sip tea in the drawing room. Enjoy a wonderful book from our library. Enjoy lively conversation in the opulent dining room. The beautiful Heartland Manor and grounds are at your disposal. Chat with friends and enjoy t... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:46:59 EST One's working on Declutter --- thread needs help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63532276 <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> <BR> <BR> I think some folks better get over to the <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x633<BR>05972 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> ........... <em>228</em> ........... <em>230</em> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 15:33:10 EST Bio Challenge Team #2 Week 3 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63489883 Points Only this week please-Week 2 was hard to get through. <BR> <BR> Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE emoticon EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list please add a emoticon ... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:46:54 EST BIO Challenge Team 1 - WEEK #3 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63487313 Hi, Team! Here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the weekly activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE <em>248</em> EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. At the end of the week I'll go through each team member's post and count up the number of points f... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:08:32 EST Share your story - from Coach Jen!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63484133 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> A writer has contacted us, asking if we could find any members who fit the following criteria: <BR> <BR> --a woman (or women: perhaps sisters, or a mother and daughter who lost weight together?) in the 32- 45 age group. <BR> --She can be located anywhere in the U.S. <BR> --IMPORTANT: she should not have already shared her story with another publication. <BR> ---someone with a really surprising or dramatic "a ha" moment, that defining moment where she decided to t... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:18:26 EST New from Coach Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63476750 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Two new things launched today that I wanted to let you know about: <BR> <BR> 1. On the Nutrition Tracker, you can now make a “Quick Entry.” This basically lets you add a calorie/carb/fat/protein value to a meal, without searching for a food, nor adding a manual food. <BR> <BR> 2. We used to let people share 1 piece of content for 3 points a day. We now let you share up to 3 pieces, and at 3 points per piece, you can get 9 points a day. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:20:15 EST BIO Challenge Team #1 - WEEK #2 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63436962 <em>213</em> Hi, Team. Here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the weekly activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE <em>248</em> EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. At the end of the week I'll go through each team member's post and count up the numb... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 23:28:38 EST Bio Challenge Team #2 Week 2 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63431480 <em>243</em> Let's make this another great week! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE emoticon EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list p... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:10:20 EST Get the most nutrients from veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63412200 <em>286</em> <em>550</em> <em>286</em> <em>69</em> <em>286</em> <em>373</em> <em>341</em> <em>286</em> <BR> <BR> get some extra points watching a video from SparkLibrary <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=3 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>286</em> <em>550</em> <em>286</em> <em>69</em> <em>286</em> <em>373</em> <em>341</em> <em>286</em> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:47:28 EST Losing the Cortisol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63412150 <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Searching for videos to watch found this one under CONFIDENCE <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=166 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> <em>84</em> <em>344</em> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 21:38:39 EST Bio Challenge Team #2 Week 1 Points Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63397922 I have stolen this from Team #1 because it was such a good idea! <BR> <BR> Okay, Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE emoticon EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list please add ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:44:40 EST Dehydrating fruits and vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63394582 I've been experimenting with dehydrating some veggies. I've done lots of fruits but I will write about some of my successes, tips. <BR> <BR> Would love it - if others with experience would share on the thread as well. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 21:27:13 EST BIO Challenge Team #1 Points Thread - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63386060 Okay, Everyone, here is where you'll keep track of your points for the week. We'll use a copy, paste and edit format. Please copy the activity points list below, create a new post by replying to this message and then paste the list into your message. When you've completed your activities please EDIT YOUR ORIGINAL POST AND PUT THE <em>248</em> EMOTICON NEXT TO THE ACTIVITY YOU'VE COMPLETED. For #13 in the list please add a <em>248</em> for each dance you complete, up to the allowed ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 20:38:40 EST Need Cookware Advice Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63384104 I'm not a good cook and don't cook fancy meals, just every day basics. Most of my cookware is very old (20+ years) and in need of replacement. In addition, one of my goals this year is to cook a lot more meals at home and I think buying a fun new set of cookware will help motivate me to do that. I have picked out several sets that I think will serve me well. Some are "hard anodized" and some are "porcelain enamel" aluminum. Based on the prices and comments/reviews I'm finding online the ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 15:59:59 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63370034 Team #2, Good luck! <BR> <BR> SKNAPP75 <BR> DTHOR6 <BR> LISA1065 <BR> JOANNE05 <BR> RICHILA <BR> _CEEG_ Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:10:13 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63370024 Team #1, Good luck! <BR> <BR> SERENE-AGAIN <BR> MIZZGRIZZ <BR> MUSIKAT62 <BR> TXCRICKETT <BR> _RANDY_ <BR> MOMOFBOYS <BR> ENTIRELYBEVERLY Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:09:06 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Main Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63370008 <em>381</em> OK! Let the fun healthy fun begin! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> This is the Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge! Welcome, everyone! Teams are posted below. New members will be added every Friday! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> The Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge is a team-vs-team challenge. Each team will consist of approximately the same number of team mates and each team mate will be expected to participate and share some of the responsibilities. <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> The Ch... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:07:38 EST Brenda -- have you seen this ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63352092 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=72 </link> Tue, 5 Jan 2016 21:17:41 EST Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge Sign-Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63343761 This is the sign-up thread for our monthly challenge! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>91</em> <em>104</em> <em>102</em> <em>104</em> <em>4</em> <em>104</em> <BR> The Healthy Beginnings BIO Challenge is a team-vs-team challenge. Each team will consist of approximately the same number of team mates and each team mate will be expected to participate and share some of the responsibilities. <BR> <BR> The Challenge begins Friday, so you have from now until Thursday evening to sign-up.... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 23:14:49 EST Beginning again in 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63324160 Hi all. <BR> <BR> I have been on again off again on Sparks people for several years more off then on, I at least weigh around the same as when I first starte so even with the ups and downs there isn't an overall gain. I am 65 grandmother of 4 (two of which I live with) I have lots of health problems but deal with them as best I can. I read a lot , crochet, volunteer at church and at a thrift shop and make homemade cards. I have a good friend my same age that has lost 50 lbs in the last year... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 23:07:36 EST Change One Letter - game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63306043 The object is to change one letter in the last word presented to create a new word! You can change an existing letter or add or subtract a letter. <BR> <BR> First word - Name <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:31:26 EST Beat the Daily SP Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63306023 Can you get 100%? Try it out and learn healthy information as well! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:27:51 EST Losing the Attitude - positive quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63306003 Attitude is everything! Help others boost theirs as you boost your own by posting positive quotes here! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe61fac1-e2b5-45ad-923f-f0f7a62f10a9.jpg"> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:24:33 EST Losing the Flab - Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63305985 <em>311</em> Time to "move it! move it! move it!" <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> Every day, I'll post a different exercise for us to do. Let us know how it goes and any suggestions or comments you might have! Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:21:37 EST Losing the Clutter - Decluttering Aids http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63305972 Each week we will discuss a different area of our living spaces to declutter! <BR> <BR> Share your secrets and successes, and feel free to post questions and tips here! <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> To start off with, let's work on the Kitchen/Dining area! Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:19:04 EST Losing the Pounds - Healthy Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63305956 Each week we will discuss healthy recipes for different meals. <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> This first week we will discuss breakfast! <BR> <BR> How important is breakfast to you? Do you have any go-to breakfasts? Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:16:23 EST Resolutions, Plan, Hopes, Dreams - Post your plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63305934 <em>411</em> What are your plans for 2016? Share with us. I will also be posting articles from SP to give us more insight! Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:10:11 EST Getting to Know SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63305911 <em>38</em> What do you know about SparkPeople? When was the last time you went "exploring?" <BR> <BR> Check out this thread every day to take a tour of SP! Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:06:59 EST _____thread moved to different forum_______ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63305843 <em>17</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:50:34 EST Provide Cardio for the SP Wheel - SP Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63305825 <em>347</em> How many points did you get on the wheel today? What other points did you get? Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:48:05 EST Do you use a Fitness Tracker? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63279221 I lost my Spark Activity Tracker. When looking for a new tracker, I discovered that the Jawbone Up 24 had been discontinued by the company and now is between $30 - $50 on Amazon. My husband and I got them for Christmas. When we discovered Duel mode, my son and daughter in law showed interest. They will get theirs next year. <BR> <BR> Do you use a tracker? If so, what brand? Mon, 28 Dec 2015 09:48:45 EST Countdown to 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x63232763 <em>381</em> This is a simple challenge to keep us engaged during these last few days before the new year begins! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> I will post one thing to do or read each day. Feel free to post your thoughts here. <BR> <BR> For December 21st: <BR> <BR> Read "Putting the Cheer Back Into the Holidays" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=284 </link> Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:27:30 EST "Deck" the Halls - Exercise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63096427 Come join our very own Lisa as we use a deck of cards to magically aid our fitness efforts this month! <BR> <BR> How does it work? <BR> <BR> Get a deck of cards and shuffle them well! <BR> <BR> Each type of card (clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades) represents a different type of exercise (you choose). <BR> - so clubs could be marching in place <em>311</em> <BR> - diamonds could be wall pushups <em>104</em> <BR> - hearts could be knee ups <em>354</em> <BR> - spades could be toe touc... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 08:03:24 EST Rockin' Around the Holiday Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63094911 Let's post some links to our favorite holiday songs! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=39caHmUyaAU </link> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:45:40 EST Holiday Movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63094895 <em>272</em> <em>445</em> <em>272</em> <em>445</em> <em>272</em> <em>445</em> <BR> Can you guess the holiday movie by the description??? Some might be easy! Some might be hard! <BR> <BR> Let's try an easy one first! <BR> <BR> This movie tells us how an angel gets its wings! <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <em>445</em> <em>272</em> <em>445</em> <em>272</em> <em>445</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:42:55 EST Secret Santa Thread - Ho! Ho! Ho! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63094856 <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <em>446</em> <em>447</em> <BR> It's that time of year again! <BR> <BR> Can you hear the sleigh bells jingling?? <BR> <BR> Sign-up here to take part in Secret Santa. <BR> <BR> Here's how it works - <BR> <BR> 1. Sign-up between now and Friday, December 4th. <BR> 2. You will be assigned another person who has signed up as your Secret Santa. <BR> 3. Every other day, we will post something you need to do to give a "gift" t... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:36:05 EST Future Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x63094805 Our very own Princess, Ms. Dee will lead us in looking forward to our futures! What might she help us see??? <BR> <em>463</em> (rats! No crystal ball!) <BR> <BR> Dee will work with us on various topics to turn our thoughts "back to the future!" Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:27:46 EST 31 Days to Healthier Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63094739 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0acb44fb-3a0f-44fc-ae54-89c21132ad9d.jpg"> <BR> This thread will follow the SparkPeople Calendar for December <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=971 </link> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <em>442</em> <BR> Gathering with close friends and familymembers during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it ca... Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:19:15 EST Holiday&Winter Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63091229 I figured we could use a thread to make some things I little more light-hearted. <BR> <BR> So whatever holiday you celebrate feel free to share funny stories that happen or post things found on the internet. I included winter -- even though I'm ready -- I probably will be over it by January - and some are ready YET! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb102736-d065-4ff0-8e5a-14edd77a5f68.jpg"> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:37:17 EST a brief introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x63083392 Hello All! I am here to start over again. It has been nearly 2 years since I have worked on me. I have reached the point where I now need to lose 126 pounds. I never dreamed that there would be a time in my life where I had a person attached to me that I would have to lose along my journey through life. It has reached a point where I now have health issues that are self-inflicted. It is time to stop beating myself up and work on liking myself again, respecting myself again, and thinkin... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 11:38:05 EST Happy Birthday Princess http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63065284 You know Dee likes to dance. <BR> <BR> Thought I'd dance for her birthday. <BR> <BR> <link>www.jibjab.com/view/JcBAt6IaT6OH_fhA<BR>wxeNwQ?utm_campaign=URL+Copy&amp;utm_c<BR>ontent=havana_dancer&amp;utm_medium=Sh<BR>are&amp;utm_source=JibJab&amp;cmpid=jj_url </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Dee! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:08:21 EST Holiday Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63065131 <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.jibjab.com/view/2NrXqsP_RDqdOpgD<BR>z-_FPA?utm_campaign=URL+Copy&amp;utm_c<BR>ontent=be_thankful&amp;utm_medium=Shar<BR>e&amp;utm_source=JibJab&amp;cmpid=jj_url </link> <BR> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> CAST: <BR> Laura <BR> Beverly <BR> Randy2 <BR> Randy <BR> <BR> Wishing all my FSC Pals a wonderfully Happy, Health and Safe T... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:43:19 EST Cardioversion Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x63023937 MWMWM <em>51</em> MWMWM <em>51</em> MWMWM <em>51</em> MWMWM <em>51</em> MWMWM <BR> <BR> I thought I'd put this under holiday games. <BR> <BR> Kind of reminds me of the old game of OPERATION .... BUZZZZZZZZZ <BR> <BR> They are going to try doing another external cardioversion. I'll be asleep for the moment it takes to shock me. <BR> <BR> I've been on medications for about 3 weeks now. Hopefully this time I will stay in rhythm. I'm hopeful -- yet frustrated that this cont... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:33:12 EST Driver's License Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x63021355 Reposted from the SparkTeam SP's Team for Team Leaders- Business Only: <BR> <BR> Do any of you (or HAVE any of you) ever hate getting your drivers' license renewed and having to tell them what your weight is? Well, where I come from, a lot of people hate admitting their weight changed for the worse. Some people just lie and pretend their weight isn't significantly higher. <BR> <BR> I got mine renewed in 2014. I was going to be perfectly honest, honest I was. I had to have weighed at least ... Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:10:18 EST High Stepping Elves - Team 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62917301 Good luck! Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:44:22 EST The Caroling Kitties - Team 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62917289 Good luck! Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:43:38 EST Holiday Joy - Team 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62915628 Hi, Lib! I'm glad to have someone to partner with for this challenge. <BR> <BR> Here's our challenges we will work on for this next week: <BR> <BR> First of all we need to come up with a name. <BR> <BR> Then we need to post our starting weights on this thread as soon as possible. We round to the nearest pound. <BR> <BR> On the first week of the 12 Pounds of Christmas, my truelove gave to me… <BR> <BR> *In a blog, write a letter to yourself about why you deserve to lose weight over the... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 00:22:51 EST The 12 Pounds of Christmas Main Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62915535 <em>9</em> <em>446</em> <em>9</em> <em>499</em> <em>9</em> <em>445</em> <em>9</em> <em>444</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> The holidays seem to find some of us GAINING weight. This challenge will help us take some off! Find your partner and join in this fun challenge for the next 6 weeks! You and your partner will need to lose 12 pounds between you in order to earn a special goodie. That’s just 1 pound a week per person! Sign up; then come up with a name for your t... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 23:56:26 EST Sugar Plums http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62909563 I hope this is fine with Marlene for our name; if not, we can always change it! <BR> <BR> I am so ready for this challenge! <BR> <BR> I'm ready to dance the pounds away! Thu, 5 Nov 2015 08:51:59 EST Slimming Snow-Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62900368 Bee &amp; Dee are in the house. Ready to drop 12 pounds before the holidays! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8648cc12-3a65-4b43-99b8-5e2f9f477b94.jpg"> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 06:41:57 EST Elf School -- Daily SP Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62897077 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dca675a5-8af4-4ea2-a316-619088631efe.gif"> <BR> <BR> Time for Elf School! Can you answer your pop quiz questions of the day? <BR> <BR> Here is the link to your daily SP quiz: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What's your score today? Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:02:03 EST The Jingle Belles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62885734 This is our thread Wendi, look forward to seeing you when you are back. For now I will just wait patiently <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I will post my SW later in the week <em>213</em> Mon, 2 Nov 2015 10:32:52 EST The Hot Hens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62882950 Hot Hens, Kim and Lisa, are here to lose, weight that is! We are going to be burning those pounds away in the 12 Pounds of Christmas Challenge! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69fd1965-7f15-4c60-981e-d7db5cf8394a.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/772b36cb-71f9-41b4-bcd2-3e095e3e4355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hen Lisa SW:240 Mon, 2 Nov 2015 04:22:55 EST The Holiday Dash http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62873957 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cfcc389e-7865-4f45-b25c-48f28fd9e5d9.gif"> <BR> <BR> We’re dashing with Ms. Dee for the next two months counting down to the New Year! Set your daily fitness goal (minutes, steps, whatever) then multiply by 60 (Example: 20 minutes every day = 1,200 minutes). Then count backwards like the New Year's countdown. 1,200 - 20 = 1,180. If you miss a day, do more on a different day to reach your goal. <BR> <BR> Ready? <BR> <BR> Set?? <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:43:42 EST 12 Pounds of Christmas Challenge Sign-up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62873933 <em>198</em> The holidays seem to find some of us GAINING weight. This challenge will help us take some off! <BR> <BR> Find your partner and join in this fun challenge for the next 6 weeks! If you aren't sure who to partner with, post here and we'll find you one! <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> You and your partner will need to lose 12 pounds between you in order to earn a special goodie. That’s just 1 pound a week per person! Sign up; then come up with a name for your team and create ... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:39:15 EST Holiday De"lights" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62873895 Chef Lisa will be our hostess on this thread. Holidays are all about family and food. Learn some great ways to make your meal planning easier and traditional favorites a little lighter. Healthy holidays can be fun and delicious! <BR> <em>428</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:31:50 EST Naughty or Nice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62873881 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2e92629-a492-41cd-8438-5141932f6896.jpg"> <BR> Are you on Santa's Naughty or Nice List??? <BR> <BR> This is a daily check-in thread to let us know if you were naughty <em>18</em> or nice <em>43</em> today. Did you hit your goals? Let us know! Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:29:49 EST Holiday Traditions Around the World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62873819 <em>432</em> Happy Holidays!! It's time to celebrate the Holiday Traditions Around the World. Brenda is your tour guide as we travel around the globe. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Where will we go? As we travel, you'll have to figure that out! I'll give you clues to the country we're in and you'll have to guess where it is. <BR> <BR> <em>10</em> When the country is identified, join in to post fun facts, recipes, and/or any traditions you have if your family roots are from there. <BR> <B... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:19:10 EST Thanksgiving ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62873795 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/538260dd-8034-47f9-9e4a-3fbcf7ccaa38.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's continue on with our games, shall we! This month is all about the ABC's of Thanksgiving. Let's start off with the letter A - <BR> <BR> Aromatic Scents (I can SMELL this, can you??) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/671f9d3a-2c17-4882-a32d-6cd72d334361.jpg"> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:14:39 EST Give Thanks - Gratitude Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62873740 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/52fff456-97be-4e38-8313-0b8260dfdbcc.png"> <BR> <BR> What are you grateful for today? Please share with us. The only stipulation is that you cannot share the same gratitude again! Sat, 31 Oct 2015 23:00:45 EST FSC Mystery Elf of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x62873682 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9506e041-8f6d-48e0-aa68-307e88fd664b.gif"> <BR> <BR> Can you guess the FSC Mystery Elf of the week? Each day Lisa will post a clue to the board. When you think you know the mystery Elf, post your guess. At the end of the week, points will be awarded to those that guessed: 5 points for guessing correctly and 1 point for effort. At the end of the week she will post scores. At the end of November she will award a trophy to the top elf. A new game... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:47:35 EST Newbies Introduce Yourselves Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x62873650 Welcome to the "New World" of the 100+ First Steps Club! We're glad to have you! Please feel free to look around and jump in where you are comfortable. <BR> <em>235</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:41:40 EST National What-Is-It Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62873630 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> Every day seems to have a special significance to it. Check here in November and December to see what “special” day it is. <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> November 1st is National Authors' Day <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ba306ca-9178-47ad-99f4-285ae393f5a5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy writing? Or would you rather read? Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:39:12 EST FSC Healthy Hangout - General Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62873596 <em>427</em> Welcome to the Longhouse! A place to gather and share the details of the day. What interesting things went on in YOUR life today? <em>465</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:35:08 EST Hello FSC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62848231 I guess I"m closer to our FSC friends across the pond that the ones near home! <BR> <BR> This has been a vacation and a 1/2 --- 1 week today. <BR> <BR> i've been in touch with Beverly and Laura a couple times. <BR> <BR> I've got to sight see and take some pictures but it's been kind of intermittent with some health issues. I made it through Roman somehow --- hindsight probably says I should hare skipped that labor some trip as well. <BR> <BR> I've taken a couple days off staying in ou... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:47:23 EST New again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x62820502 Hello everyone! I'm Pam. I live in VA with my hubby. I am 54 yrs old. I have approximately 150 pounds to lose. I am excited to go through this journey with you all. <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:20:16 EST Blaming it on the goblins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62663258 Time stolen --- ripped right away from me this evening. <BR> <em>419</em> <BR> not really --- I seem to give it up willingly. Searching here and there --- shopping on line for this or that. <BR> <em>419</em> <BR> Yesterday I think I called it Procrastination -- because I'm so good at that ...... tonight I realized it was avoidance. <BR> <em>419</em> <BR> Heading to bed for a rest and a fresh start tomorrow <BR> <em>419</em> <BR> Food planned for breakfast and lunches --- mo... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 22:23:38 EST The ABCs of Halloween (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62605813 Starting with the letter A, in turn, run through the alphabet with Halloween-themed words. When you reach the end, let’s start again <BR> <BR> To start us off: <BR> <BR> Asylum <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e5ddaf7-e5c4-47ea-9c14-1e8b18b23538.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:07:57 EST Spooky Stories and Other Halloween Frights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62605810 Some will amuse you. Some will scare you. Some will make your skin crawl. Some will make you afraid to turn out the light. <BR> <BR> Do you love spooky stories? Do you love getting goosebumps? Then check on this thread throughout October for some chilling tales and hair raising fun. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b50aa2bf-8d6c-4885-8282-9362df4b940e.png"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:05:31 EST Purple People Eater's Greatest Hits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62605806 Here’s a little Transylvania twist for you! I will post part of the lyrics to a new song that has something to do with Halloween each day. Your job, should you DARE to accept it, is to name that haunted tune! Dance if you think you can keep up! A-ha-ha-ha-ha-haaaaaaaa <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/267ff5f7-178f-4447-b666-4da2c6df2409.gif"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:01:19 EST Wandering Through The Graveyard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62605800 Is fall your favorite season? Do you dread being cooped up during the upcoming winter? If so, make it your mission to spend some time outside in October. Enjoy the leaves changing colors. Visit a pumpkin patch. Stroll through a nearby small town to see what interesting shops they offer. <BR> <BR> Post here what activities you find to do this month that gets you out of the house and out enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and flavors of fall. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:57:51 EST Phobophobia – the fear of phobias http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62605794 Are you scared of phobias or just plain paranoid? Watch this space for some phobia propaganda. You might find that you have one you didn’t know about. Now are you paranoid? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9af11bfe-8a30-4614-a94c-92ecde9bc8a7.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:55:55 EST Dracula’s Diner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62605793 Welcome to Dracula’s Diner – the place where Spooks meet Spices. Each week in October, our chilling chefs will fire up the cauldron and carve up some spooktacular recipes for everyone. So check out the diner’s delights if you dare! <BR> <BR> Chefs: <BR> Beverly <BR> Dee <BR> Lisa <BR> Laura <BR> <BR> Thank you ladies for all of the frightfully fun recipes this month! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d98d7c2-175f-4f42-a187-f4737ad3d7a5.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:53:49 EST Trick or Treat Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62605787 Trick or treat….Smell my feet…… <BR> <BR> Well, that wouldn’t be much of a trick or a treat! So instead, starting October 1st, a daily trick will be posted. If you complete that day’s trick, you will earn that day’s treat <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09befa4a-5123-4daa-984c-b4375102824e.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:51:19 EST Ghostbuster’s Gut Busters Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62605778 This is a daily fitness challenge. Set your daily exercise goal by October 1st. Starting October 2nd, a new ghost will be posted. If you complete your daily exercise goal, then you can add that ghost to your Ecto-Containment System. At the end of the month, we can compare our ghostly collections. How many of the 30 ghosts will you have in your Ecto-Containment System? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcbe931e-a317-43b8-851a-d56b6ca0ae30.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:47:42 EST The Monster Mash-up Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62605771 What could be scarier than getting all the guys and ghouls together for a friendly little weight loss challenge? And even though we are all on the same Monster Mash-up team, we are also competing against each other to see who loses the most weight each week. Ghoulish Goodies will be given out to each week’s highest performers. The Monster Goodie will be awarded at the end of the month to the spook who loses the most weight by the end of the challenge. <BR> <BR> Challenge starts Friday, ... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:45:46 EST The Witches Brew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x62605741 Eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog….. <BR> <BR> Of course, every good witch knows that the most important ingredient in a good Witches Brew is plain H2O. <BR> <BR> How much did you add to your brew today? (post number of water servings) <BR> <BR> But don’t spill any on yourself. That never turns out well for the witches! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00ff0a1f-801a-4544-8587-fa985d2283b0.jpg"> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:22:07 EST Sigh, I'm starting all over again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x62531940 <em>39</em> Well, here I am with sparkpeople again. My name is Jill and I just turned 51 and have "at least" 100 pounds to lose AGAIN. sighhh. I had lost 90 pounds and was so happy but life kicked my butt again and I stressed and let it all get the best of me again. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:05:06 EST The Shake 'n Bakes -- ABC Challenge Team #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62419912 Welcome to our new home! <BR> <BR> Be sure to post your starting weigh-ins today. <BR> <BR> I'm moving these over from the other thread: <BR> <BR> Lisa - 254 <BR> Joanne - 222 <BR> Dee - 238 <BR> Julie - 286 <BR> Laura - 317 <BR> <BR> Also, here is the recipe that Chef Lisa posted: <BR> <BR> From the Kitchen of Chef Lisa <BR> <BR> I made this for dinner last night. It was super yummy and the best part is that I made enough that I could have it for lunch several times this week. We all... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:18:47 EST Classy Mates - ABC Challenge Team #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62406676 Here we are, Mates! Let's go get 'em!!! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a list of our other mates! Let's go find those missing!!! <BR> <BR> CHANGEN4ME <BR> DTHOR6 - here <BR> RICHILA - here <BR> ENTIRELYBEVERLY - here <BR> MOMOFBOYS - here <BR> _RANDY_ - here <BR> MIMULUSBUG <BR> <BR> Now we just need to decide what roles we will under-take to help our team lose the most!!! <BR> <BR> A = Activity – team roles dealing with activity and fitness. (MOMOFBOYS) <BR> <BR> B = Balance –... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:23:19 EST ABC Challenge Team #1 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62390849 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83d5aedb-6d73-4516-8149-820d36a810c4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Team #1 -- Organize your team between now and Friday. <BR> <BR> ~Come up with a team name <BR> ~Decide what your team role will be. It will need to fit into one of the A - B - C categories: <BR> <BR> A = Activity – team roles dealing with activity and fitness. <BR> <BR> B = Balance – team roles dealing with finding balance, motivation, positive attitude, sleep, hydration, etc. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:34:25 EST ABC Challenge Team #2 Organizing Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62390844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83d5aedb-6d73-4516-8149-820d36a810c4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Team #2 -- Organize your team between now and Friday. <BR> <BR> ~Come up with a team name <BR> ~Decide what your team role will be. It will need to fit into one of the A - B - C categories: <BR> <BR> A = Activity – team roles dealing with activity and fitness. <BR> <BR> B = Balance – team roles dealing with finding balance, motivation, positive attitude, sleep, hydration, etc. <BR> ... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:33:49 EST The ABC’s of Back to School Supplies (game) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62374000 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f26f46a9-c6fc-4316-8137-3b4ddc688b44.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This thread is not only about School Supplies, but any supplies that will help you in your quest for healthy living. Items like Apple slicer, blender, Cardio DVD, and so on. So starting with the letter A and in turn adding a “supply” starting with the next letter in the alphabet, post the next supply. When we reach Z we will start all over again. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with: <BR> <BR> A ... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:00:45 EST Home Room http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62373998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f64d268-2677-4c51-9f5b-5b5308eefadd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do you have a room in your house that could use a little TLC this month? More than one? Why wait for spring. Pick a room in your house and for the next week, make that room your special project. Cleaning? Re-arranging the furniture? New artwork? Fall decorations? Whatever comes to mind. Keep us posted on how your projects are coming along. It may even spurn some new ideas to freshe... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:58:55 EST Recess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=87x9964x62373994 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/85bbc55b-2407-4adf-9a95-9229e0f005e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Was recess your favorite subject in school? Did you have fun on the playground? Your imagination taking flight when you went high on the swings or in outer space while climbing the monkey bars? We got a much needed break from our studies to run and play and just be ourselves. What fun! <BR> <BR> Well, fun does not need to be left behind. This thread is here for you to post ideas abou... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:54:53 EST Current Events http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62373989 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8780ec6-5388-429a-b2a9-9fae0a4b79f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to Current Events Class! Ms. Laura will be directing you to articles of interest on SP (and possibly elsewhere). Class discussion of those articles will follow. What new things can you learn? <BR> <BR> And for extra credit – you will earn SparkPoints for reading these articles. Bonus! <BR> <BR> This is also a great class to post articles or news stories of interest to the g... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:52:31 EST Literature Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62373985 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03f7de41-2b48-4d94-80e9-a00f75fb3ae3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to SP Lit class! Ms. Beverly will be handing out your reading assignments as this month’s book will be SparkPeople’s Solutions. This is the second SP book. You will need to have this book to fully participate in the class, however, if you do not have a copy, you have a few days in which to get it or you can audit the class and sit in on the discussion taking place. Ms. Beverly w... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:46:13 EST Gym Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17878x9964x62373979 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f281e708-8127-4581-a1b3-5409634303e0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to gym class! Your Phys. Ed teacher for September is our very own Ms. Dee. She has a plan for keeping you on your toes, twirling in your skirts, full of ups and downs, and every other which way that you can think of! Looking for a kick-start to your workouts? Ms. Dee’s class is the place to be. <BR> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:43:41 EST Quiz Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62373976 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64cea0bb-a8b6-4294-aeda-c7bb91dad2a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Doing the daily SparkPeople Trivia quiz has been popular in July, so we are going to continue it in August. Use the link below to take your daily quiz. Post your results and any interesting information you learned here. <BR> <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:41:14 EST The 1 – 2 – 3 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62373973 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95fdc174-f05e-4311-83cf-aa7292b13212.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a simple points-based challenge. Each week you will set your 1 – 2 – 3 Goals and each day that you complete those goals, you will earn 1, 2 or 3 points depending on how many of the three goals you complete. Challenge starts each Friday and runs Fri – Thurs. The top point winners will receive a goodie award. <BR> <BR> Here are your 1 – 2 – 3 Goal categories: <BR> <BR> 1 – Streak.... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:38:44 EST The ABC Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=31x9964x62373960 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e63f986-6ccc-45b1-8272-f5edab7d57a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the ABC Challenge – Activity, Balance and Cuisine Challenge. This will be a team challenge going head to head. The rules are simple – the team with the highest percentage of weight loss each week will be declared the weekly winner. <BR> <BR> To play: <BR> 1. Sign up. Team assignments will be posted by September 1st. You can sign up after the start of the month if needed an... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:25:20 EST 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 Welcome Guys and Ghouls! Introduce Yourself Here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x61882873 Welcome to the 100+ First Steps Club! We are excited to have you join us!! Please introduce yourself so we all can get to know you a little bit better. <BR> <BR> We are a fun group who likes to lose weight with friends! Come join in on the fun! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:32:14 EST What's Your Score? (SP SparkPoints) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61882863 How did you do today on SparkPoints Merry-Go-Round? <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/810e81b0-b257-4047-8783-b149bbea43f1.jpg"> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:29:57 EST The FSC Crypt – Enter if you dare! (chat thread) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x9964x61882837 Welcome to the FSC Beach House! It is our gateway to sun, sand and surf! Pick your favorite cabana and liquid libation and chat with friends. Better yet, pick up a surf board and go ride the waves! Either way, come join us in July for some summer fun!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/230ab67d-f238-4231-a382-1a68b86f6a9e.jpg"> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:25:40 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 Weightloss Milestones - Recognition Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x9964x61636097 Weightloss Milestones - we all have them! So let's <em>236</em> ! <BR> <BR> Share your weightloss success here and not only will we celebrate it on this thread, we will also post it in the newsletter! <BR> <BR> <BR> o Every 10 pounds gets a goodie and recognition in the newsletter. <BR> o Every 25 pounds gets a BIGGER goodie and recognition in the newsletter. <BR> o Every 50 pounds gets recognition as Prince or Princess of the day and recognition in the newsletter. <BR> o Every 10... Sun, 31 May 2015 15:37:25 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