hi I am jae.. I was looking for a quick way to get some exercise in each day, that is doable.. thanks so much much for creating a fun challenge.
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 1,669 6/5/10 11:50 P
Greetings from Las Vegas. I'm Amethyst and I have been a member of Spark People for three years. I have had my ups and downs, but this is the best program I have ever used in my long history of trying to lose weight.
Thanks to a little war with cancer(and winning!)I have lost a lot of weight. Now it's just about 8 weeks since my final chemo and once my appetite started coming back and I could actually taste things again, as well as celebrating being cancer free, I put 16 pounds back on. I have no regrets over the gain, however I refuse to regain any more. It is one of the gifts being ill gave me and I am NOT going to waste it!
I started exercising last week and learned the hard way that my energy/stamina does not match how very good I am feeling. Which makes sense since I was laid up for six months. I'm frustrated! I think I should be energy/stamina wise where I was before I got sick. Silly me!
Anywho,I have lost 7 of the 16 pounds I gained back and by pure serendipity found this team. 10 minutes at a time, I can do!
Love, Light and Laughter, Ame
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.
Who says Goddesses have to be anorexic?
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. (Marianne Williamson)
You can't get to a place that you don't believe exists. ~Unknown~
April Minutes: 30
Posts: 562 6/5/10 11:46 P
Hi, I am Fran, from Wisconsin.
We have two grown children and am expecting our second grandchild in July.
I want to be more consistent with my daily exercise. My goal is to back to 140# and maintain. Hoping this will also reduce my cholestrol levels. I have lost fifty pounds, and now am trying to lose those last, stubborn 10 pounds.
I just got word that my Mum past away this past Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness family was with her. The funeral will be on Wed.
Edited by: 2BHEALTHY46 at: 6/7/2010 (20:40)
April Minutes: 90
Fitness Minutes: (9,104) Posts: 623 6/5/10 6:27 P
I am Betsy. I am a mom of three beautiful girls, working part time and going to school full time. I need to get myself into the habit over the summer of working out so that come this fall and beyond I can keep with it!
"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -J.K. Rowling
Pounds lost: 26.0
Fitness Minutes: (54,521) Posts: 19,188 6/5/10 3:41 P
My name is Sheila and I joined Spark in November of 2009. I've stayed at the same weight for the past 5 weeks and hope this gives me a "spark" to get moving again. I'm 60 years old, a retired elementary teacher, and live in northeast Ohio. Sheila
Sheila "Stay focused on your goals, determined to reach them, and positive that you will!" Aspire & Inspire Team ~ Co-leader A & I September BSG - Splendid Sparks
Pounds lost: 79.4
Fitness Minutes: (30,973) Posts: 9,833 6/5/10 12:04 P
Hi, I'm Carrie I been a Spark member for about a year now.
Hi, I'm Monika. I joined this challenge a few days ago. It is helping! I tend to exercise really well some days and then do nothing for several days. I want to be consistent. This 10 minute challenge is a great idea. The last few days were very, very busy. I don't think I would have done any exercise if not for this challenge. I only got in about 15 minutes tops, but I did it! I met my goal of at least 10 minutes and that feels so good!
Coleader of ON THE ROCK http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=41769
I Corinthians 9:27 "I discipline my body and bring it under strict control"
II Corinthians 10:4 "For the weapons of our warfare are not physical (weapons of flesh and blood),but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds."
Pounds lost: 8.5
Posts: 2,279 6/4/10 1:54 P
I'm Roodie =) I joined SparkPeople just over a month ago. I really like the way challenges keep me motivated and give me something else to track (I'm getting addicted to tracking stuff ~ LOL).
This challenge will help me add stretching to my morning routine, which I think will really get my day started off better ~ I've never been much of a morning person, takes me almost 2 hrs to get my motor revving, if ya know what I mean.
Edited by: _ROODIE_ at: 6/4/2010 (13:54)
current weight: 308.0
Posts: 204 6/3/10 2:52 P
I'm Jamie and I need a doable challenge that I won't get frustrated with. Since the beginning of April, I have not been tracking goals, food, exercise, etc. as I should or even exercising consistently. This will be my new start. Now, I am getting OFF the computer and going to go walk for at least 10 min!!
Every day is a gift from God. What will you do with your "present"?
This is the perfect way to start exercising again. I look forward to completing this journey with everyone.
I can do all things thru Christ that strengthens me
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 3 6/3/10 11:49 A
Hello, my name is Tanya. This journey has not been so easy, but I celebrate the progress i have made so far. I noticed myself slipping backwards into some old habits and I decided to do something different. I started out at 290 pounds. I now weigh 263 and my goal weight is 185. I can do this! And with the help of SparkPeople and my family, friends and straight determination... I will get it done!
Fitness Minutes: (5,360) Posts: 126 6/3/10 6:23 A
Hi I'm Kathy. I had a rough month of May and I'm hoping that with the help of SparkPeople I will get on track in meeting my goals for a healthier lifestyle. Maybe this challenge will help me to achieve this.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.
current weight: 139.0
Posts: 11 6/2/10 11:12 P
Hi, I'm Linda. I joined to make sure I get up and moving every day. I usually do a lot of exercise for a few days, then spend the next few days curled up with a book. I'm hoping this challenge will help me be more consistent.
current weight: 226.0
Posts: 12,023 6/2/10 9:48 P
Hi! My name is Lori, and I am a HUGE fan of Coach Nicole's! I just joined the bootcamp June 1st, and yesterday had a ligament snap in my foot! So, reluctantly, I took myself out of the bootcamp team this time. THEN, a friend suggested THIS team! I can DO this! And, lo and behold, Coach Nicole leads it!
I hope to be upbeat about this injury, and by keeping a positive attitude, staying as active as I can with this challenge, I feel super better already!
I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!
Fitness Minutes: (108) Posts: 49 6/2/10 6:53 P
Hi my name is MJ. I joined this challenge because I want to develop a consistent daily exercise routine. It is important for me to get active and fit, and I think this challenge is a great way to get started. I look forward to working with all of you!
To paraphrase Aristotle: Success is not a single act but a habit. Make a habit of being successful!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Posts: 334 6/2/10 5:33 P
Hi team!! I'm Kennie and I joined this team because I had been working out regularly for months, but my life was thrown out of wack in May. Things have settled down a great deal now, so I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. I think committing to small 10 minute chunks of exercise would be less overwhelming than the "Go big or go home" attitude that I usually take (bad, I know!) so let's do it!
Have you smiled today?
current weight: 238.0
Posts: 12,757 6/2/10 4:33 P
Hi I'm Renee. I joined because I like exercising in increments throughout the day and I thought the challenge would help me stay consistent.
***Renee*** Time zone: EST Maryland
current weight: 185.0
Posts: 109 6/2/10 3:23 P
Hi, I am Lisa and I wanted a challenge that was doable and a step in the right direction. I would like to exercise an hour 5 times a week, but no matter what is thrown my way, I can give 10 minutes! It all starts here, baby! I am committed!
Pounds lost: 0.1
Posts: 560 6/2/10 3:15 P
Hi, I'm Katie. I'm new to Sparks and am really enjoying the various challenges. Having the challenges helps me keep my self accountable which gets me to the gym - even when I dont' feel like it! Looking forward to this challenge!
Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros
Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste. ~Brecht
If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. ~Edith Wharton
"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance." ~Author Uknown
current weight: 220.0
Posts: 77 6/2/10 2:51 P
Hi my name is Etoy and I know that moving makes a difference. My goal is to incorporate 30 - 45 minutes of cardio at least 5 times a week, but I want to do different small things throughout the day to keep me moving and motivated. This seems like the perfect challenge for me.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Posts: 26 6/2/10 2:09 P
Hi, my name is Nancy and I am 52 years old. I am trying to live a healthier life and lose about 40 pounds. I hope that this challenge will help me to that goal.
current weight: 165.5
Posts: 3,722 6/2/10 1:18 P
Hi. I'm Andrea. I got sidetracked with my exercising in March when my work hours and stress level increased. Love the challenge and need this one. Sparkstreaks are key.
Nice to meet you all.
BHAG: Create Menu Planning System Streak Drink pitcher of water Bed by 11 pm
Mantra: My reasons for a Healthy lifestyle outnumber my excuses.
Pounds lost: 0.4
Fitness Minutes: (159,544) Posts: 49,371 6/2/10 12:53 P
Hi there, I'm Paula and I just re-started my weight loss program on June 1st. This is perfect to get me back on track and working out.
Paula in Denver, Colorado
"You were given life; it is your duty...to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." (Elizabeth Gilbert)
"Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy." (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
"Think for a minute about what makes you fabulous and how you can celebrate it." (Laura Mercier)
Proud Team Leader of Determined Divas!
Pounds lost: 17.0
Posts: 1,626 6/2/10 11:41 A
Hi, I'm Robin and I've been with SP 2.5 years. Lately I've been slacking on the exercise part (as in not exercising at all), so I'm using this challenge to get going again. Small steps first!
~Robin WAR EAGLE!!
My strength lies solely in my tenacity. -Louis Pasteur
Do or do not. There is no try. -Yoda
If you can accept losing, you can't win. -Vince Lombardi
Posts: 39 6/2/10 9:05 A
Hey There! I'm Pixii ... 33 yr old Aussie and mum of 4 tweens and teens! I joined spark people about a month(ish) ago and then procceeded to (almost immediately) damage a ligament in my left foot/ankle/calf.
I'm here to challenge myself to exercise (gently) while I finish healing - and to get the ball rolling for future fitness!
.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:- (¸.•´(•*¨. ♥.•*¨) (¸.•´*`•I Believe in Fairies*..*..*..*..*)
current weight: 202.0
Fitness Minutes: (21,839) Posts: 1,900 6/2/10 8:26 A
Hi. My name is Jan and I was told last month I need to have a knee replacement. I want to get back into an exercise routine & this sounds like a way to do it.
Jan B. from Ga.
SW 10/06 = 217
GW 12/10 = 155
current weight: 202.0
Posts: 4,699 6/2/10 7:14 A
I have just joined this team. Since a little over two weeks I am doing the Cardio Blast workouts every morning before going to work and in the weekends. So I think, no I am sure, I will be able to keep up with this challenge.
Every season has its charm.
Pounds lost: 22.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,881) Posts: 120 6/2/10 5:24 A
Fitness Minutes: (8,744) Posts: 129 6/1/10 11:18 P
Hi! I'm Laura and I have 6 pound to go toward my goal weight. I'm pretty good about exercising about 5 days a week, but I'm a gym rat. I need to find ways to exercise in my house when my kiddos are home, so I'm trying to do 10 minutes a day for 7 days a week (at least two days will have to be at home).
130 pounds - new earrings 127 pounds- New fitness DVD 124 pounds - Dress from Athletica or Title 9 121 pound - Massage Goal = New bikini :)
current weight: 139.2
Fitness Minutes: (122,239) Posts: 7,999 6/1/10 11:05 P
Hi, I am Wildflowerr. I have been sparking since Oct. 09. I started my LIVE IT in Aug. 09.
I just to sign up for challenges! They keep me motivated and switch things up a little from my daily routine.
My goal is to get to 139 by my Birthday in August, so my Wii Fit will FINALLY tell me I am NORMAL!
(even though I will NEVER be NORMAL! )
Leader of Wildflowerr's Live~It's! R~U looking 4 a permanent life style change? For people who are sick & tired of yo-yo dieting! We are saying No 2 die-it, & YES 2 Live~it!
Hi!! This is soooo what I needed right now!! My name is Leanne and I've been a member of Spark since January. Since June is a new month I figured now would be a perfect time to re-start!!
* * * Leanne * * *
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can." Unknown
current weight: 208.4
Posts: 220 6/1/10 9:13 P
Hi there! I've been a SparkPeople member since January. I've struggled with getting myself motivated to exercise, so this challenge seemed like the right way to go.
Pounds lost: 8.2
Fitness Minutes: (9,512) Posts: 1,232 6/1/10 9:04 P
Hi, I'm Jean and I am consistently - inconsistent when it comes to exercise. I need help and this looks like the place to be.
My name is Jean and I'm from Wellton, Arizona; USA
Mile by mile, it's a trial. Yard by yard, it's hard. But inch by inch, it's a cinch. --Unknown
Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost part of your life." ~Michael Leboeuf
April Minutes: 0
Fitness Minutes: (4,761) Posts: 531 6/1/10 8:51 P
Hi today is my 9month sparkpeople anniversary, I am almost 29 years old and I really want to lose about 20lbs, this has been my goal since I started, I did lose 10lbs and gained a little over 5 back and I just really want to get back on track and think this challenge will help.
Pounds lost: 5.2
Posts: 9 6/1/10 8:32 P
Hi Everyone ~
I'm Char in Minneapolis. I was on SP before under a different user ID but I got frustrated (with my progress, but not with the site) and deleted it all. A few months later, I came back after reading The Spark. lol! After reading the book, I finally 'get' a lot of things - including streaks and these 10-minute bouts of exercise. I am joining this team to stay motivated and take it to the next level.
Pounds lost: 6.4
Fitness Minutes: (109,127) Posts: 13,690 6/1/10 8:19 P
Hello everyone! I am happy to join this team. I do like to exercise but there are some days I need an extra push.
I am 53 yrs old and live in Ontario, Canada.
I am looking forward to seeing those 10 min add up.
Pounds lost: 6.8
Posts: 38,765 6/1/10 8:02 P
Hi Everyone.....My name is Cindi. I am not new to SparkPeople but I am new to this team and this challenge. I have been with SparkPeople 4 years on June 5th, 2010.and I am PROUD to be here and I have lost 30 pounds and hope to lose a few more.
† * Cindi * †
Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
current weight: 225.4
Posts: 18,512 6/1/10 7:33 P
Why I joined this 10 minute daily exercise team, well today I restarted MY COMMITTMENT to a healthy lifestyle and a healthier me. I'm tired of taking 2 steps forward and 1 step back, it's time to get moving in the right direction, making WISER choices in both my foods and intentional exercise!! I've learned so much but I am still having issues with self sabbatoge, not making time for myself, and negative thinking. I have reset my goals on Sparkpeople and want to be able to do my best, learn from past experiences and GET R DONE, one pound, one step, one day at a time. I want to be around for my husband, my children and my grandchildren as long as I can be and be healthy too, so I can do things that they like to and want to do. I can do it and I can be successful in keeping off these extra pounds. I just turned 50 in April and I still have, in my eyes, a long way to go before I am healthy and fit. I've been a member of Sparkpeople almost 2 1/2 years.
I will do what I can with what I have for Jesus sake Today.
Leader Goldsboro NC Gets Fit Leader SP Class of November 25- December 1, 2007
May God bless you every day in special ways!
current weight: 181.0
Posts: 709 6/1/10 7:04 P
Hi Everyone I joined this challenge to motivate myself to exercise and eat properly especially when I socialize with others. I'm excited and I hope we all do well.
Pounds lost: 0.5
Posts: 1,408 6/1/10 6:58 P
hi, I am andi. I am not really good at intros so I'll just it's nice to meet you all.
Hello, I am Regina and am 44 yrs old. I joined SP on May 10 and am already seeing results from the work I have put in. I am excited about my progress, and yet I know i have a long way to go in combating old habits especially in regards to exercise. I believe this challenge will help me stay motivated as well as get me moving every day.
He is able who thinks he is able. ~Buddha
current weight: 187.0
Posts: 18,431 6/1/10 5:44 P
I'm Emily, 33 years old and a graduate student. I've been a Sparker for 3 years now, and have just barely found my mojo and what motivates me (Zumba!). Looking forward to making progress in getting better fitness!
Who am I? I am Momma Malfoy, Qira Darklighter of Tatooine, Dr. Watson, Elizabeth Darcy, Gemma in Narnia, Jillian/Jelly Bean in Wonderland, Lady Emera of Gondor, Ann-Marie the Teacher, Captain Ems on Pandora, Doc Holliday, Doctor Silver on the Enterprise, Damaris in Ancient Greece, and anyone else I want to be!
I am stephani and am 57, I just got a good stress test result and the doctor says to start exerciseing again. This should be a good way to start out slowly to get back into shape. This is just perfect.
Most people are as happy as they choose to be. Abraham Lincoln Worry is like a rocking chair, you go back and forth but don't get anywhere.
current weight: 208.0
Fitness Minutes: (36,320) Posts: 590 6/1/10 4:26 P
I'm Sam, 24 years old, and I live in San Francisco. I've been on Sparkpeople for a little over a year now, and each summer I like to kick my life into gear!
I had been doing my own 10 minute streak for several months this year, but need a boost to get it started again!
My name is Tami. I am 35 years old with many health problems; arthrits and depression and too many meds that affect my daily life. I love the Sparkpeople 10 minute workouts. I bought The Cardio Blast on DVD and am doing the 7 day Bootcamp workouts from You Tube.
I joined the team because I need more of a boost to do even 10 minutes a day. Most days I am able to workoutb but the arthritis and depression sometimes hold me back.
current weight: 218.0
Posts: 1,876 6/1/10 4:13 P
Hi.....I'm Kimi and I've been on Sparkpeople for a couple of years now. I really need to focus more on getting daily exercise in and I'm hoping this challenge will help me towards this goal.
**Kimi** ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." Abe Lincoln ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "When judging people, size matters not." Yoda ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death."
current weight: 291.0
Fitness Minutes: (134,636) Posts: 9,327 5/11/10 12:59 P
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