SparkPeople Spooky to Hottie by Halloween Team Messageboard Do you love Halloween? Did you feel like a spooky last Halloween? Wanna be a hottie by next Halloween? Me, too! :) Join this team and let's support and encourage each other and get there together! SparkPeople Spooky to Hottie by Halloween Team Messageboard It's me again. <em>334</em> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Aug 2020 13:45:24 EST Hi! Again! So...I was super into Sparkpeople for quite a few years between 10-15 years ago. And then life and work put the nail in the coffin for me. But only recently has a friend gotten me back into this so I am taking baby steps ( steps...) to start again and so far I have a week straight of logging food and such so, hopefully I can make it again! <BR> <BR> Hello again to everyone! <BR> Sun, 31 May 2020 12:09:52 EST I'm Currently Watching.... TV Shows, Movies, Videos... <BR> <BR> I just finished iZombie (love that show!) <BR> Hubby and I have been enjoying YouTube videos by Rob Gavagan... Seriously Strange, I think is his channel. <BR> We also enjoy Obsolete Oddities on YouTube. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:19:12 EST Picture Association Post your own pic that the previous pic reminds you of: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:16:39 EST I'm Currently Reading.... 3 books: <BR> The Outsider by Stephen King - hardback book <BR> I'm Fine and Neither Are You - by Camille Pagan - on my Kindle <BR> and an audio book in my car that the title and author escapes me at the moment, will edit when I recall it. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:14:08 EST Word Change Pumpkin Seeds Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:11:23 EST Word Association Spicy Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:10:28 EST 2019 Halloween Decorations and Parties Do you go to Halloween Parties or have one yourself? <BR> <BR> What's your plan for decorating this year? Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:07:01 EST 2019 Costume Ideas Do you dress up for Halloween? <BR> Are you planning on it this year? <BR> What are you wanting to dress up as? Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:06:25 EST August 22-October 31 Countdown Challenge It's getting close! Halloween! <BR> Do you have a Halloween goal? <BR> Make it happen by focusing on the majors: <BR> Calories, Carbs (if you count carbs) Water and Exercise. <BR> <BR> Decide what your ranges will be to forward yourself to that Halloween goal then post here if you met your ranges... we'll also do a weekly weigh in. <BR> <BR> Copy and paste to join... then keep it going til Halloween! <BR> <BR> Today's date: <BR> Starting weight: <BR> My Halloween goal weight: <BR> <BR> T... Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:02:41 EST July 2019 Maximize your Minutes! How many minutes can you accumulate in one month? <BR> Post your minutes each day and see. <BR> This is for "on purpose" exercise. :) <BR> Just copy and paste this chart and then edit it each day. <BR> Good luck! <BR> <BR> 7/01 - 0 <BR> 7/02 - 0 <BR> 7/03 - 0 <BR> 7/04 - 0 <BR> 7/05 - 0 ... off to a great start already. <BR> 7/06 - 0 <BR> 7/07 - 33 <BR> 7/08 - 0 <BR> 7/09 - 0 <BR> 7/10 - 0 <BR> 7/11 - 0 <BR> 7/12 - 0 <BR> 7/13 - 45 <BR> 7/14 - 0 <BR> 7/15 - 45 <BR> 7/16 - 52 <BR> 7/17 - 45... Fri, 28 Jun 2019 12:00:21 EST 2019 Happy New Year Hotties!! <BR> <BR> What are your goals for 2019?? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2019 10:35:13 EST 2018 Chat Hey hotties!! <BR> <BR> I think everyone is busy this time of year but our focus should be on making good choices, eating healthy and moving our bodies!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a Happy New Year's celebration!! <BR> <BR> What are your plans for 2018? <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 15:44:13 EST 2017 Chat Happy New Year Hotties!! 2017 is going to be a great year!! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a plan set for the year?? Exercise or food? <BR> <BR> My family is back on the military diet (I have a blog about it) and we are walking as a family 3 or 4 times a week. <BR> <BR> Big plans, big changes!! <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 10:21:53 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:12:27 EST 2016 Chat Happy New Year Hotties!! <BR> <BR> Here is to getting Lean in 2016!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:24:35 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:25:12 EST costume ideas for 2015 I know it still a long time off from Halloween but any one thinking about what there going to be yet? Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:31:47 EST Recipe share Thought I would start a thread about recipes you like and would like to share with the hotties. If you are like me, I love to cook and SHARE recipes. Not everyone likes to cook or share! You can either post the link to the recipe or post the actual recipe or just steal the recipes! LOL <BR> <BR> I am obsessed with this recipe. I made it several times for family and friends. Max even eats it! I served it with grilled sourdough and havarti cheese sandwiches. It is DELICIOUS! Let me ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:28:13 EST WINTER .... I love the change of the seasons. BUT, the older I get the more I dislike WINTER. GREATLY. <BR> <BR> I love the snow that doesn't really bother me. Except for wet paws, but I can deal with that. In Illinois, we get just enough to be fun and then it's gone. I am ok with that. It's the cold and ice that I fear. Almost to the point where I don't want to leave the house. <BR> <BR> What do you dislike most about winter? Where do you live?? <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:11:45 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 1 Jan 2015 22:38:04 EST 2015 Chat Happy New Year Hotties!! Hope everyone started the year off right! We finished moving our garage today in 25 degree weather. Cold but productive day!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 22:23:36 EST What your pumpkin says about you. First, think about what kind of pumpkin you usually go for when picking one... then click the link. :) Fun! :) <BR> <BR> link no longer works, sorry. <BR> <BR> Hope the link works, I thought this was cute. <BR> <BR> Which one are you? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:34:08 EST Florida Trickster Hi, I'm Krys and i'm a major Halloween-er. <BR> <BR> I was stoked to find there was a Spark team for this holiday. I didn't think there would be now that so many people don't wish to partake for religious reasons. I'm really looking forward to discussing costume ideas, party suggestions, theme decor, food ideas, and bunch of other fun creepy little topics with this team. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:52:32 EST Halloween Countdown 2014 <link> </link> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:54:25 EST Hi! Hi, I'm Audrey. I'm looking forward to participating. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:52:49 EST 100 Days Until Halloween 2014 Challenge We have 100 days left, counting today, to rock our Halloween goals! <BR> <BR> What can you accomplish in 100 days? <BR> <BR> Focus on these main areas: <BR> Food, Water, Activity. <BR> <BR> Where are you at today, Day 1 of 100? <BR> <BR> What's your eating plan? <BR> How much water will you drink daily? <BR> What will you do for exercise? <BR> <BR> Is there anything else that will keep you focused on your journey? <BR> <BR> We can accomplish hotness. <BR> Make it a priority. <BR> Make ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:43:17 EST Back again You know, I join this group just about every year and this year I might actually make my goal to feel good about myself by Halloween. I want to wear a cute costume this year. A ghost in a sheet will not cut it! <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:17:17 EST More SP Changes.... "The Planner will be removed from SparkPeople on June 10. We recommend moving any Planner items to another calendar." <BR> <BR> I copied this statement from the notice on the Planner page. :/ <BR> <BR> I'm thinking this might also include the Journal. If you have anything there you want to keep, start moving it soon. <BR> <BR> You might look into Google Calendar if you use the calendar feature here. My hubby uses Google Calender a lot and likes it. Sat, 31 May 2014 13:32:17 EST What is your goal for Halloween 2014? I'd like to be around 160 ish. Tue, 20 May 2014 15:35:01 EST Do you follow a specific diet plan? What's your plan? Tue, 20 May 2014 15:32:08 EST Coming out of hiding... Ok, I just needed something to say besides "hi, new here." LOL <BR> <BR> I *am* new here. Just joined a couple days ago and been looking around. I'm trying to get back on track again. I managed to get to my weight goal (NOT in a good way...through a devastating breakup) and now need to maintain, tone...and get rid of this annoying belly flab that's shown up recently! Wed, 30 Apr 2014 10:23:46 EST Sparkteam changes on the way! Here's a preview: <BR> <link><BR> </link> <BR> <BR> Looks like some good ideas! We shall see mid next week. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:14:37 EST What is your favorite exercise? dancing. walking, and anything that I don't realize that it's exercise. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:57:58 EST Hi everyone!! I'm Melinda, I was on SparkPeople for a bit then fell off the wagon...trying for a fresh start. Halloween 2014 will be my 5 year wedding anniversary and I want to feel as beautiful as I did when I said my vows :) Hoping to find some inspiration and support here!! Feel free to add me if you're looking for a new friend. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:22:52 EST Sexy4Summer -Hottie Challenge Y'all up for another challenge? <BR> How about one that might help us get ready for summer. <BR> <BR> Start anytime... Final Goal Date is May 31st. <BR> <BR> And the rules: <BR> <BR> The weigh ins/weight losses. <BR> 1. Post your starting weight, or the number of pounds you want to lose during the Sexy4Summer Challenge. <BR> <BR> How do you plan to reach your goal? <BR> 2. Post a few daily goals you aim to keep you going... could be calories, carbs, water, fitness minutes, whatever works... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:30:56 EST February and March: water and calories How about we keep the water challenge going for these two months... and add keeping our food within our calorie ranges? <BR> <BR> You on? :) <BR> <BR> I SO need to start doing better!!!! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:01:53 EST Hello Everyone!! :) Hello!! my name is Dani. And I am hopefully going to look spectacular by Halloween 2014. Last year, lets not even talk about lol If I can reach my goal before Halloween it would be awesome but October is the definite deadline!! I want a cute costume!! :p Thu, 9 Jan 2014 21:09:01 EST No more excuses Hi all. My name is Amber. I am a wife & mother of a 5 & almost 2 year old. I work full time plus take call in a very stressful environment. I am also going to be 33 next month. So...I decided its time to stop using these things as an excuse to be fat. Since the first of the year, I have found the motivation AND time to really hit the treadmill & elliptical. I can't tell you the last time I even put on a bathing suit & this summer I want to swim with my kids in places other than a lake in my s... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:40:56 EST 2014 Halloween Challenge <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>521</em> <em>419</em> <em>306</em> <em>420</em> <em>381</em> <em>422</em> <em>333</em> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>423</em> Halloween Challenge! <em>423</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <BR> <em>334</em> I Challenge you, Dare you, Double Dog Dare you... to join! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This Challenge will run from now until Halloween Day, and anyone can join any time between now and then. :) <BR> <BR> The Chal... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:52:13 EST Did you exercise yesterday? well, yesterday, no. :/ <BR> <BR> but yes on the 1st! :) Fri, 3 Jan 2014 11:31:22 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:55:15 EST 2014 Chat & Check In Happy New Year!! :) Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:33:12 EST 2014 WEEKLY Weigh In NEW Read first post update! 1/1/14 - 226.5 <BR> <BR> told you I gained the last 3 months of 2013. :/ <BR> <BR> oh well, that's my starting point for this year... and it IS less than last year's starting point!! <BR> <BR> UPDATE: <BR> for keeping a weekly weigh in for this year, so you can look back at the end of the year and have all your weigh ins in one place... try to weigh on the SAME DAY every week... EDIT YOUR SAME POST every week to record your weight. You can go back and fill in for January -March if you want... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:30:43 EST January 2014 - Water Challenge During the month of January post how much water you drink each day... we're working on getting to that 8 glasses if you're not there already or have been inconsistent (like me!) <BR> <BR> so, let's get our drink on! :) <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>274</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:09:35 EST Hey there from the mountains of North Carolina! Hey! I am looking forward to getting to know the members of this group on the journey to "hottie-ness" by the time Halloween 2014 is here! My name is Wendi and have about 30lbs to lose. I know with the support and motivation from a group like this I can do it! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:46:13 EST 2014 Goals It's that time... ending of one year, beginning of another. <BR> A new year with blank pages, a fresh start, lots of hope. <BR> <BR> Have you considered your goals for 2014? <BR> <BR> Ponder these questions: <BR> What specifically would you like to accomplish in 2014? <BR> What are some things you want to add to your life? <BR> You might consider possible goals in these areas: physical, educational, spiritual, financial, relational. <BR> This time next year what "I did it! I _________! " s... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:54:54 EST HotSweatyMomma Lynz here! Good morning Hotties! <BR> <BR> My name is Lynz. I am 32 and married to a wonderful man. We have 3 beautiful kids. I live in Montana and right now it is darn cold! In the middle of another winter weather advisory actually! I really committed to my weight loss journey in May 2011, when our 3rd was born. I left the hospital weighing more than when I checked in. Yes, I do gain a lot of water weight during pregnancy. Actually, most of my pregnancy gain is water due to me getting eclampsia... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:06:12 EST spit or swallow chocolate fudge with pecans Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:44:13 EST Things that are green grass Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:43:33 EST Things that are red Santa's Coat Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:43:12 EST change, add, or remove one letter to make new word win Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:42:45 EST any 3 letter word hot Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:40:19 EST last letter starts next word successful Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:39:48 EST My One Word A One Word Challenge for 2014 to be a better YOU instead of resolutions. :) <BR> <BR> Step 1: DETERMINE THE KIND OF PERSON YOU WANT TO BECOME <BR> The first step is to simply take some time and decide what kind of person you want to be at the end of this year. This goes beyond simply being healthier and wealthier, but it must drive deep into your soul. What about the condition of your heart? <BR> <BR> Step 2: IDENTIFY THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THAT PERSON <BR> Get a picture of that person and ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:18:44 EST I'm thankful for... A - Z Apples Sat, 2 Nov 2013 12:18:03 EST Message Removed Message Removed Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:57:51 EST New Year's Day '14 Challenge: Discussion Aloha! Welcome to the Discussion Thread for our New Year's Day Challenge! This is where you can say, I'M IN! and Cheer on others with encouragement and support! Please only use this thread for discussion and chatting... Please do not use the weigh in or fitness minutes threads for anything other than weigh ins and fitness minutes posting. <BR> <BR> I hope we have lots of participants and I wish you all the best of luck in this challenge. <BR> <BR> IF you join this anytime after November 1st... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:17:46 EST New Year's Day '14 Challenge: Weight Loss This is the weight loss portion of our New Year's Day Challenge. <BR> <BR> The Challenge is to lose at least a pound per week or to maintain if you are at goal. Please post even if you don't lose or if you gain! <BR> <BR> It will officially begin on November 1st and final weigh in will be on January 1st: Please copy and past the following and then EDIT YOUR POST EACH WEEK you weigh in. Try not to miss a weigh in! :) <BR> <BR> November <BR> 1 - Start Weight - <BR> 6 - <BR> 13 - <BR> 20 - <B... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:12:43 EST New Year's Day '14 Challenge: Fitness Minutes Aloha Team... ready for another challenge? <BR> <BR> Let's get a jump on next Halloween by finishing up this year with a <em>530</em> <BR> <BR> Official Start Date: November 1st.. <BR> Official Final Date: January 1st. <BR> <BR> For this part of the challenge we will accumulate fitness minutes. <BR> <BR> To accumulate fitness minutes, you will post your minutes and then add them to the total from the previous post. <BR> <BR> For example, Let's say I start with exercising 30 minutes I... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:08:07 EST DRQ 10-10-13 What jewelry do you wear every day? <BR> <BR> my wedding ring and anniversary ring, and earrings. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:19:38 EST DRQ 10-6-13 If you could wake up tomorrow morning with a new talent or skill, what would you want it to be? <BR> <BR> I always wished I was musically inclined and could play the guitar and sing. <BR> I'd also like to speak several different languages fluently. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:40:00 EST DRQ 10-4-13 What are you top 5 favorite foods? <BR> <BR> I love Mexican food as a whole. Anything hot and spicy and heavy on the veggies... specifically I really like avocados, tortillas, fresh spinach, cream cheese, and red peppers. :) Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:30:05 EST DRQ 10-1-13 What were your favorite games as a kid? <BR> <BR> I loved jacks, the old metal kind... and I was really good at it. <BR> For games with others, I liked Chinese Checkers and I always enjoyed the yard games: Red Rover, Mother May I, and hide and seek at night. :) Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:47:14 EST DRQ 9-30-13 What were your favorite toys from childhood? <BR> <BR> I was very girly girl... I loved my baby dolls. NOT barbies. I never even had any of those. I loved baby dolls and I had two favorites, a native american baby (she had dark hair and eyes like me, I remember liking that) that came with a dress I could color, wash and color again, and a baby Crissy (red headed doll who's ponytail could be long or short). I also rode my bike all the time. It was green with a while banana seat, sissy bar and... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:42:08 EST DRQ 9-29-13 What did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> <BR> I wanted to be an artist, writer, and dancer. :) Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:04:49 EST DRQ - 9-26-13 What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten? <BR> <BR> I had octopus legs with my dad when I was a kid. They were packaged in a can like oysters. <BR> I've also eaten dried seasoned meal worms (I think that's what they were) and crickets... not too bad. :) Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:00:43 EST DRQ 9-21-13 What are your favorite pizza toppings? <BR> <BR> My favorite toppings are Wickles banana pepper rings, onions, & mushrooms, sometimes I also add sweet hot jalapenos, black olives, and fresh spinach. I make these by taking a Walmart ultimate cheese pizza, adding these toppings and baking at home. :) <BR> <BR> If I order out (like from Domino's) I like onion, roasted red peppers, and fresh spinach. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 09:58:20 EST DRQ 9-19-13 Can you talk like a pirate? LOL! <BR> <BR> Today is National Talk like a Pirate Day. :) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I used to do it much better than I do now. :) So, just a little bit. :) Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:41:41 EST DRQ: 9-17-13 Tell about all your tattoos and piercings (if you have any.) <BR> <BR> I don't have any tattoos yet. I have pierced ears only. 5 times on the right, 3 on the left, standard lobe type piercings. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:17:39 EST DRQ 9-15-13 What were your best/worst subjects in school and what subjects would you want to learn now? <BR> <BR> <BR> I did pretty well in school. Not an honor grad, but honor roll and dean's list all throughout. My best subjects were the Math and English subjects. I loved those. <BR> <BR> My worst subject was PE. I hated having to change my clothes and shower at school... so most often I didn't... unless we were dancing or something I deemed worthy of participation. :) I'm one of the few who got a ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:18:47 EST DRQ 9-14-13 Your Pets! <BR> Do you have any? What are they? Names? <BR> <BR> I have a few: <BR> 1 dog, Daisy <BR> 3 birds, Chili Pepper, Amy, Cappie <BR> 6 cats, Bad Juju, Neo, Shuttle, Lola, Minnie & Fonzie. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:33:04 EST DRQ 9-13-13 Happy Friday the 13th!! <BR> <BR> I can't let a Friday the 13th go by without talking about it and the movies!! :) <BR> <BR> Is this a day of bad luck for you? <BR> Good luck? <BR> Just another day? <BR> <BR> for me it's a day of good luck and just another day combined. I love to pretend I believe in superstitions like this... but actually I don't, unless something happens... then I'm like, "oh it's because it's Friday the 13th!" :) <BR> <BR> Are you a fan of the movie franchise? <link>fr... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:31:41 EST DRQ 9-12-13 What is the last book you've read and who is your favorite author and what's your next book to read? :) <BR> <BR> I just read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and it was pretty short and pretty good. I wanted to see the movie, but just have this thing about having to read the book first. So I did. I liked it. <BR> <BR> My fave author is Stephen King... and the next book I'd like to get into reading is Under the Dome. I have had this book since it came out, but still haven't read it. I need t... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:21:37 EST DRQ 9-11-13 Is there a particular style you most identify with? In the way you dress/wear your hair, etc.? <BR> <BR> I would say I'm mostly boho/hippie/carefree. My hair is kinda wild, especially now with the curly perm. I'm most comfortable in a flowy dress or jeans and a girly shirt (I just ordered 4 tops from Pyramid Collection... I LOVE their clothes) and converse sneakers, flip flops or moccasin boots (depends on the weather) In contrast, tho... my makeup is often dark... even kinda gothic sometime... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 09:59:05 EST DRQ 9-10-13 Do you wear jewelry? <BR> What do you wear regularly if yes. <BR> <BR> Yes. I wear my wedding ring and an anniversary ring I got at the 20 year mark. I also wear an opal pinky ring, and earrings.... often several pairs of earrings because my ears are pierced 3 on one side, 5 on the other.... just regular piercings, tho. :) Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:46:53 EST DRQ 9-9-13 What is the last concert you have been to? <BR> <BR> For me, it was Jimmy Buffett back in March of 2012... it's been a while. <BR> <BR> And I have a few lined up for this year! Fall Out Boy this month, Bon Jovi in October and Trans Siberian Orchestra in December. :) Mon, 9 Sep 2013 08:50:17 EST Daily Random Question (DRQ) 9-8-13 Aloha team Hotties! I thought this might be fun... <BR> <BR> I'll post a random question pretty much each day for us to answer and/or discuss... it might not pertain to anything in particular and I might miss a day posting here and there... but I hope it will be fun. :) <BR> <BR> DRQ for 9-8-13: <BR> <BR> What is the last movie you saw at the cinema? Sun, 8 Sep 2013 16:59:58 EST Now Until Halloween Challenge Aloha Hotties! <BR> <BR> You can join this challenge any time before Halloween. <BR> <BR> 1. State your starting weight. <BR> 2. State your weight loss and exercise goals you want to reach by Halloween. <BR> 3. State at least 3 goals that will help you reach those main goals. You may include as many goals as you desire, tho... for anything you want to keep track of. <BR> 4. Post here weekly. <BR> <BR> 8/31 <BR> 1. My starting weight is 210. <BR> 2. Halloween goals: to have lost 20 lbs. an... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:55:29 EST Hi from Wisconsin! Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I am looking to shed some pounds! My fiance and I just bought a house last month and are getting married next month, so needless to say, life's been crazy! I'm looking for some accountability from this team to keep me on track! Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:39:39 EST Hottie Leelee here ;) Hi, I just wanted to say how happy I am to find this team. I just remade my goal to lose 20 pounds by 10/31/13. Lofty, I know. But I figure the bigger the goal I make, the farther I will go and the harder I will work. <BR> Speaking of which (witch?) I am going for a walk now. <BR> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:36:56 EST Awesome in August Let's do awesome in august! <BR> Set a few goals and let's reach them!! <BR> <BR> My start weight is 211 and I'd like to lose about 8 lbs.. <BR> I'd also like to up my exercise minutes... getting in at least 500... which I really suck at, so this will be a definite challenge for me. :) <BR> <BR> How about your August goals? Thu, 1 Aug 2013 13:04:11 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 24 Jul 2013 19:14:46 EST Hello, I'm Audrey <em>213</em> <BR> I'm Audrey. I'm 54 and I'm from Georgia. <em>9</em> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:35:03 EST July Challenge Again, set your own goals... we're all different. :) <BR> <BR> State your starting place, state your end of July goals. <BR> <BR> Post daily or as often as you can. <BR> <BR> and Make It Happen!! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:48:46 EST Hi From Southern California deleted Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:05:00 EST Jumping in June Challenge Make up your own challenge goals to reach for June! And make them happen!!! Post often to stay accountable! Sat, 1 Jun 2013 09:20:26 EST Marvelous May Challenge Keeping it simple for May: <BR> <BR> Pick 3 to 5 goals to keep daily. <BR> Post them here & check in regularly to keep yourself accountable. <BR> How many days in a row can you meet all your daily goals? <BR> <BR> Pick an end of May goal, too. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good luck!! Sun, 28 Apr 2013 11:33:10 EST Hello from Portland! Hi guys! I can't believe I didn't find this team sooner! Last year when I created this account and made my Spark Page I set the headline to read "Doing it for the Halloween Costume!" And though I made progress last year and had a cute witchy costume, this year I've got a new goal. I've got the glasses, my hair is getting long enough and happens to be black, if I put in the work and lose a few inches there is a Baroness costume in my future! Go Cobra! <link> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 02:38:07 EST Savings Challenge In regards to money! $$ <BR> <BR> I found this on pintrest and love the idea. <BR> <BR> I thought y'all might like to try this challenge. <BR> <link><BR>/52-Week-Money-Challenge-Save-1400-Thi<BR>s-Year </link> <BR> I hope the link works. On that page is also a link to download the 52 week chart. <BR> <BR> If you can't get to it, here's how it works: you put money in a jar that equals the number of that week in the year, and you do this for all 52 we... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:27:25 EST April Challenge Welcome to the April Challenge! <BR> <BR> this one will be your own personalized challenge. <BR> <BR> Choose 3 - 5 areas you want to work on this month: could be water, fruits and veggies, cardio, strength training, journaling about your health journey, reading more, getting as many good days in a row as possible, smiling more, eating breakfast, etc... You choose. :) <BR> <BR> Once you've chosen yours, post them and then come back daily (or at least weekly) to record your progress. <BR> ... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:39:01 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 4 Mar 2013 15:41:31 EST March Challenge <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>363</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>332</em> <em>310</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> This month we are gonna be focused on the cardio minutes. <BR> What I want y'all to do is to copy and past the "template" below and then each day you do your cardio you record your minutes. Easy 'nuff! At the end of the month just add them all up. <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>363</em> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:33:50 EST Calories Burned link <link><BR>rned_list.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Here is a list of many exercises. <BR> SP uses your weight and you enter the duration to figure approximately how many calories you may burn. <BR> <BR> Good to know sometimes. :) Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:11:15 EST February Challenge 28 days in February... 4 weeks exactly. <BR> <BR> What can one accomplish in 4 weeks? They say you can make a new habit in 4 weeks. What new habit would you like to make? <BR> <BR> Me... it's exercise. I avoid it with excuses like... no time, can't do it in front of people, not enough room, too cold/hot outside, don't feel good, I'm tired.... etc. Lame-O! <BR> <BR> So, my goal for February is to make exercise a habit. :) <BR> <BR> What new habit do you want to make? <BR> <BR> Remember ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:49:45 EST I think I just might fit in here I'm Diana, I turned 50 this year and am LOVING being a crone. I may not make "Hottie" but at least I hope to avoid the "Scary Beyond All Reason" category. <BR> <BR> Samhain is different here in Canada, mostly because the costume has to fit OVER the snow-suit! We get lots of "Princess Jasmines" who look like "Stay-Puff Marshmallo Men in Drag" Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:37:14 EST Visualization for Halloween Hotties I've been reading a book that tells how important it is to visualize yourself where you want to be... and that's not the only place I've read and heard of this technique... So... <BR> <BR> as Hotties for Halloween, I want everyone to find a picture of the costume you'd like to wear if you were at goal... and Halloween is tomorrow. :) This might not be what you wear THIS Halloween... the whole purpose of this exercise is for the here and now. :) <BR> <BR> So visualize yourself at your Hallow... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:39:26 EST 2013 Weigh-Ins Keep track of all your weigh ins here. You can create a new post every time, or edit an existing post as often as you want. It's up to you. :) All that is required is for you to LOSE! :) <BR> We can do this! This is our year! <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> oh... if you create a new post each time, you should include your beginning weight each time as well so we can share in the celebration of terrific progress! :) <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:02:25 EST January Challenge <em>224</em> <BR> Ok, team, here we go. <BR> Time to get serious. <BR> All the leftovers and candy gone? :) <BR> Good! <BR> <BR> For January, your challenge is to: <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 64 oz of water daily <BR> 2. Eat lots of Veggies. <BR> 3. Cut down on the "white" food group (sugar, flour, potatoes, rice, etc... and things made from them) <BR> 4. Exercise. <BR> 5. Report here in this thread at least 3 times per week, daily is good, too, if it helps you stay on track! (like me) <BR> <BR>... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:12:46 EST 10 Diet Disasters and How to Avoid Them Our new member and fellow hottie, Loveslife12, posted a terrific easy to read link regarding dieting disasters. It's an excellent article... which I'll post here, but also click on the link... there are many good links within the link ... tips on portion control, how to avoid dining-out disasters, and ideas for fighting food cravings... please check them all out here: Thank you for bringing it to our attention, Lyn!! :) <BR> <BR> <link><BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:27:44 EST 2013 Daily Chat and Check In <em>411</em> <em>224</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a terrific New Year's Eve! <BR> <BR> Be sure to read and do step one of the challenge (see under challenges) today or sometime this week ... I'll "officially" begin the challenge on 1/6/13... however, I think this will be something anyone can join throughout the year, so if you ever fall off the wagon, then it will be easy to climb back on... The wagon is always within reach! :) <BR> <B... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:10:59 EST Happy New Year! --Challenge Step One... Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Before you can get to where you KNOW you wanna go... you need to know where you're starting from. <BR> <BR> So, your first goal to meet for the new year is to establish your starting points: <BR> <BR> weight <BR> <BR> measurements <BR> ***(at least your waist and hip measurements... you can track any measurements you want privately here on SP under the weight tracker on your start page.)*** <BR> <BR> how many crunches you can do without stopping <BR> <BR> how ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:47:10 EST Getting Ready For the 2013 Challenge. Do you make resolutions? Common ones are lose weight, get out of debt, get organized, spend more time with family, etc... and those are all really good things to strive for, but they lack something... definitely goal making and planning. Just stating what you'd like to accomplish this year is not enough, you have to figure out the best way for YOU to make that happen... <BR> <BR> So... <BR> <BR> How about we make some goals and plans for the month of January. <BR> <BR> We will take our jou... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:28:41 EST Week 8 Mini Challenge 12/25 - 12/31 Chillin' Out Taking time to just relax and chill out is as important as eating right and exercise and water... so make a commitment this week to schedule some YOU time. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Week 1 Tracking <BR> Week 2 Water <BR> Week 3 Crunches <BR> Week 4 Give up something unhealthy <BR> Week 5 Fruits and Veggies <BR> Week 6 Breakfast <BR> Week 7 Exercise <BR> Week 8 Chill Time <BR> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:09:57 EST Week 7 Mini Challenge 12/18 - 12/24 Exercise This week track your exercise! How many minutes do you exercise each day? Can you add 10 more to it? If you don't exercise at all, Can you DO 10 minutes? Share here whatever you do! <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> <em>231</em> <em>332</em> <em>329</em> <em>324</em> <em>358</em> <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 Tracking <BR> Week 2 Water <BR> Week 3 Crunches <BR> Week 4 Give up something unhealthy <BR> Week 5 Fruits and Veggies <BR> Week 6 Breakfast ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 10:33:22 EST Week 6 Mini Challenge 12/11 - 12/17 Breakfast! For this week, eat a healthy breakfast each morning and record here what you ate. If you normally don't eat breakfast, this is a good week to try to change that. It's supposed to be the most important meal of the day! <BR> <BR> <em>490</em> <em>474</em> <em>470</em> <em>469</em> <em>265</em> <em>467</em> <em>487</em> <em>466</em> <em>478</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 Tracking <BR> Week 2 Water <BR> Week 3 Crunches <BR> Week 4 Give up something unhealthy <BR> Week 5 Fruits... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:56:57 EST Week 5 Mini Challenge: Fruits and Veggies! This week, count your fruits and veggies! <BR> How many are you getting per day? Try to eat at least 5 per day this week. <BR> <BR> Here are some ways to get them in and serving sizes: <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=161 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>488</em> <em>69</em> <em>265</em> <em>368</em> <em>485</em> <em>370</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 Tracking <BR> Week 2 Water <BR> Week 3 Crunches <BR> Week 4 Give up something unhealt... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 08:02:11 EST Week 4 Mini Challenge, Give up something unhealthy Week 4 <BR> <BR> Do you regularly partake in something that you know you shouldn't or you partake a bit too often or too much? For me it's junk food. I don't really eat it often, but when I do, I'm like a bottomless pit. <BR> <BR> Give up something unhealthy this week... perhaps it's some kind of snack food, sodas, sugar... or maybe even smoking or too much alcohol... try giving it up for this week. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>486</em> <em>76</em> <em>473</em> <em>198</em> ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:52:03 EST Mini challenge Week 3 -11/20 - 11/26- Crunches! This week, let's do crunches! Aim for as many as you can do.... <BR> If you're used to doing them, keep on keeping on, and add 10 more. <BR> If you're new to crunches, start with whatever you can do, then each day try to add 10 more. <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> <em>386</em> <em>344</em> <em>381</em> <em>84</em> <em>244</em> <em>402</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 - Tracking <BR> Week 2 - Water <BR> Week 3 - Crunches Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:58:04 EST Vanished But Lost 50#s :) Hi! I'm Kathy! At the start of the year I was excited about losing weight and getting healthy. I ended up getting really sick with constant ear pressure January 3 and was in pain until I had surgery on June 4. During the pain months I went through a break up and a move. I sort of stopped coming to the website. The day the dr said I could go to the gym I did! 5-6 days a week for 2-5 hours a day! I love it!! I went from being a bum that watched tv all of the time to an athletic person who could... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:52:51 EST Weekly Mini Challenge Week 2 11/13 to 11/19 <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <BR> Week 2 - Drink That Water!! Recommended: 8 8oz glasses per day = 64 ozs... make this your minimum, then drink ONE MORE GLASS!! <BR> <BR> Post here daily to share your progress! <BR> <em>91</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> And don't stop week 1's challenge! <BR> <BR> Keep on Tracking! LOL! :) <BR> <BR> Week 1 - tracking all you eat. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:52:37 EST Things to do instead of eating... A to Z A - art Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:17:44 EST Game - Harry Potter A to Z A - Albus (Dumbledore) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 19:16:16 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:51:40 EST Spooky to Hottie by Halloween 2013 (New Member). My name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease31). <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular group, as the title suggests, Spooky to Hottie by Halloween 2013, this is what i would like to do, i need to transform myself for 2 reasons. <BR> <BR> A) I want to be able to wear smaller slimmer clothes. <BR> <BR> B) I want to be able to reverse my Diabetes Type 2, (i do not want to be on Insulin in 10 Years time). <BR> <BR> If anyone has any advice, hints, ideas, tips, on how i can achieve this, if... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:13:43 EST Weekly Mini Challenge Week 1 Nov 6 to Nov 12 To go along with our main challenge, I will post weekly challenges to keep us on our toes. :) On this one you need to come in daily to post how you did on it. <BR> <BR> Tues. November 6 thru Mon. November 12 <BR> <BR> Week One will be tracking your food. <BR> You must track everything you eat or drink either in your nutrition tracker or on paper if you do it that way... but you gotta do this. Don't miss. :) <BR> <BR> Come in each day, Beginning November 6th to share how you did with your ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:04:08 EST New Me for the New Year Challenge Please make a committment to hang in with this one! <BR> I'd like to see everyone reach their New Year Goal!! <BR> <BR> In your first post, include your committment and where you'd like to be on January 1, 2013. <BR> <BR> This is an 8 week challenge... but anyone can join any time. <BR> It officially begins on November 6th and final weigh in will be January 1st. <BR> <BR> Weigh ins for this challenge are on Tuesdays. <BR> Post your beginning weight on Tuesday, November 6th. <BR> <BR> Set... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 14:49:49 EST Halloween Movies Lets get a good list going! <BR> <BR> I'll start with... <BR> <BR> Halloween! :) Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:43:23 EST Halloween Challenge Final Countdown - October What are your goals for Halloween? There are 79 days left! (as of today, Aug. 13th) <BR> A specific costume you'd like to wear? <BR> A specific weight or size? <BR> How will you get there? <BR> <BR> I challenge you to reach those goals! <BR> <BR> Here you'll be held accountable for eating right, drinking your water and exercise.... also choose a couple more goals to keep up with... like vitamins or journaling... it's up to you. <BR> <BR> List your goals and then come back here frequently ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 09:46:52 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 12 Aug 2012 19:01:25 EST What did you do RIGHT today? What did you do right today that keeps you going towards your goal? Thu, 2 Aug 2012 00:03:25 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:31:14 EST Biggest Loser Challengers - Chat Here! How's the challenge going so far? <BR> Are you following any particular plan? <BR> <BR> Let's talk about it here! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:40:16 EST Biggest Loser Weigh Ins ONLY Copy and paste the following then return each weigh in day to edit your same post over and over with each weigh in. You should only have ONE post on this thread. <BR> You can create your post whenever you want, but do not enter your beginning weight until August 1st. <BR> <BR> Please, no discussions on this thread. <BR> <BR> Beginning weigh in - 8/1 <BR> 8/8 <BR> 8/15 <BR> 8/22 <BR> 8/29 <BR> <BR> 9/5 <BR> 9/12 <BR> 9/19 <BR> 9/26 <BR> <BR> 10/3 <BR> 10/10 <BR> 10/17 <BR> 10/24 <BR> final... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:36:54 EST Biggest Loser Challenge discussion I've been trying to think how we can do this here. Normally when done "in person" there is a "fee" to join the group and that money ends up being the prize money. You get 10 people putting in $20 each to join the challenge... and base all losses on percentages (easy part) and the biggest loser wins the money. $200 would be a decent incentive. :)... <BR> <BR> my dilemma here is ... how can that transfer to online? <BR> <BR> I'm opening discussion here for your ideas. Please post anything yo... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:27:41 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:36:15 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:26:11 EST Hi Everyone! I have been on spark in the past and lost a little here and there, but never really gave it a full on try. I am back and ready to really give this a good try, but I have always needed external motivation. Halloween is my second favorite holiday, and last year I was at my largest and definitely felt spooky! While I may not be a lot thinner by October I know I can feel sexier! <BR> <BR> <em>424</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 18:01:18 EST The Bragging Game Good a name as any for this one :) <BR> <BR> Person 1 states something they have... <BR> <BR> "I have a cat." <BR> <BR> Person 2 posts if they have that or not... and then something they do have... <BR> <BR> "I don't have a cat." <BR> <BR> "I have a trampoline." <BR> <BR> the next person would tell whether they had a trampoline or not... and then state something they do have... and so-on and so-forth. <BR> <BR> I will begin.... <BR> <BR> I have a stuffed pink flamingo. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 01:40:14 EST Just 10 challenge stuff you need and should do.... You'll need plenty of water (get bottled if you don't like your tap) (see step 1) <BR> You'll need a reliable clock (see step 2 ) LOL! <BR> You'll need to choose some form of exercise you like (see step 3) <BR> You might need some food scales and measuring cups (see step 4) <BR> You'll need a set of scales to weigh yourself (see step 5) <BR> You need some B complex vitamins (see step 6) <BR> You need some multivitamins (see step 7) <BR> You'll need your imagination (see step 8) <BR> You shoul... Thu, 31 May 2012 15:58:43 EST Just 10 Challenge-Being Accountable! Courage and accountability will hold you fast to your weight loss goals, even when that goal is just 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> Here we go! <BR> <BR> Your first post should include the following: <BR> <BR> Your starting weight. <BR> Joined the Just 10 Challenge on the DrOz site? <BR> Your "commitment to this challenge" statement. <BR> A personal goal or two that your would like to include if so desired. <BR> Step 1 No soda: goal met for the day. (or not?) <BR> <BR> We will officially add 1 step... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:17:16 EST Countdown to the Just 10 Challenge!! 5 more days to DAY 1! <BR> <BR> Sunday May 27 <BR> Monday May 28 <BR> Tuesday May 29 <BR> Wednesday May 30 <BR> Thursday May 31 <BR> <BR> FRIDAY - JUNE 1 = <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Are you gonna join us? <BR> Are you excited? <BR> Are you ready to commit? <BR> Are you gonna rock this challenge? <BR> <BR> "The Just 10 Challenge is about making a small commitment with a huge payoff. Losing just 10 pounds can lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk for a stroke, ward off dementia, lower ... Sat, 26 May 2012 14:45:06 EST The Dr. Oz Just 10 Challenge (read first) <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> Please do not post/reply on this thread. <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Aloha hotties! <BR> <BR> Our new challenge is the Dr. Oz Just 10 Challenge! <BR> <link><BR>ust-10 -challenge </link> <BR> <BR> There are 12 Steps that consist of rules and tasks for the challenge. We will go throug... Sat, 26 May 2012 14:24:49 EST A Re-commitment Hello All! I'm new to the Team. I'm excited about joining what seems to be an active team! I've been a Spark member for years now and have lost a little, but need to do much more. <BR> I must confess, this is one of my first board posts. I'm hoping that making a commitment to an active team will encourage me to stay on track this time. <BR> So, buying a sexy Halloween outfit? What a great motivator! :) Wed, 9 May 2012 13:05:39 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 2 May 2012 01:05:58 EST Favorite things about Halloween One word at a time. :) Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:54:34 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:35:45 EST Any Vacations Planned for this Summer? We were hoping to get a trip to the beach this summer... Florida... but it's not looking really good right now. Need more MONEY. :) <BR> <BR> I still have high hopes, though! :) <BR> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <em>462</em> <em>463</em> <em>218</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:57:33 EST I *heart* Halloween and... ...I did this challenge before and loved it! I am ready to do it again and look hot hot hot at Halloween, simply bewitching ;-) Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:30:57 EST Turning 30 in October... Yep, I'm on the last few months in my 20s. I've set a goal with a fellow sparker to try to lose 30lbs by the time we both turn 30 in October (the 15th for me). Halloween is fun, and I used to LOVE to dress up when I was younger (usually in something less than appropriate)...and when I weighed a lot less than now. I think it would be a blast to lose weight and find a super fun costume this year. My bff always goes all out for Halloween...maybe this will be my year. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:32:43 EST Easter 2012 <em>126</em> <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> This year Easter is on April 8th! The day after my oldest son's birthday... in which he turns 21 :) So it's also a birthday weekend for us. <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate Easter? <BR> <BR> We do. I love Easter. We go to church, we dye eggs, we egg hunt, we have a terrific meal, and spend time with family, and the Easter bunny still visits my house, even thoug... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 07:33:00 EST March, April, & May~~Spring into Summer Challenge We're gonna work on being hotties for the summer! So, this challenge will go for the next 3 months... Beginning March 1 and ending May 31. (13 weeks!) You can join any time! Just jump in where you are. <BR> <BR> <BR> ~post what you would like to accomplish in these 3 months. <BR> ~post your starting weight (and starting date if it's after March 1st) <BR> ~post your weekly weigh ins including lbs. lost or gained <BR> ~keep track daily of our 3 main goals (water, eating, exercise) <BR> ~choos... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:28:56 EST Valentine's Day Do you do anything special for Valentine's Day? <BR> <BR> For us it's hit and miss... sometimes we do, most often we don't... other than a card. I do try to do cutesy stuff for my kids... you know, heart shaped cookies, a box of chocolates for each of them, Stuff like that. I've never been really "big" on Valentine's Day... Halloween and Christmas are the ones I like to go "all out" on. :) Thu, 2 Feb 2012 09:46:34 EST February Happy Hearts Challenge! Aloha hotties! <BR> <em>26</em> =happy hearts <BR> <em>51</em> =broken hearts <BR> <em>129</em> =bonus hearts <BR> <BR> For the month of February I challenge you all to get happy hearts on daily fitness, food, and water for each weekday of this month. <BR> <BR> This is for Monday through Friday for all of February <BR> <BR> Each day you eat right, give yourself a <em>26</em> <BR> Give yourself a <em>26</em> for each 8 oz glass of water you drink each day. <BR> Give yourself a <em>2... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:26:18 EST Love Halloweenie! Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I love Halloween and dressing up! I think it is such a blast! I don't necessarily need to be a "hottie" for Halloween, but I want to be healthy by Halloween. And what is hotter than health. <em>211</em> <BR> My fiance already have one couples costume picked out for this Halloween (yes, already), but I have a feeling we may be going to multiple events and a few costumes would be great! Anyone else know their costumes? Thu, 26 Jan 2012 20:02:37 EST Jan. 22 - 31 Final Days of January Challenge Good morning. <BR> How are your personal challenge goals going? <BR> <BR> For the rest of January, concentrate on keeping 3 things in line, then add 2 more of your own if you wish... or just concentrate of the 3. At the end of January we shall evaluate how the month went for us... <BR> <BR> 1. Food - staying in your personal ranges <BR> 2. Exercise - at least 5 days per week, at least 10 min. daily <BR> 3. Water - 8 cups per day <BR> 4. optional <BR> 5. optional <BR> <BR> Let's end January... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:11:30 EST Baby Steps Week 3 Jan 15 - Jan 21 Well, here we are just starting 3 weeks into the new year... seems so much longer to me. oh well. <BR> <BR> This week... vitamins. Are you regularly taking yours?. <BR> <BR> 1. - 8 glasses of water <BR> 2. - (personal goal) <BR> 3. - vitamins and/or supplements <BR> <BR> (If you do not take vitamins and don't plan on it, feel free to replace #3 with another goal.) Sat, 14 Jan 2012 06:41:49 EST Well, hello ... Obviously I need to be in this group!! I'm new to SparkPeople and loving it so far. I'm obsessed with all things Halloween, so I hope I'll be welcome here! &#9829; <BR> <BR> My goal is to lose a few and get my workout schedule on track for the new year. Not just to go on a diet, but to change my lifestyle altogether. I had a pretty crappy 2011, so I'm really ready to shift things around and have a great 2012. Any encouragement would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to meeting and hopef... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:36:20 EST Baby Steps Week 2 Jan 8 - Jan 14 Oops! Sorry I'm behind in putting up week 2's challenge! I just forgot! <BR> <BR> So, in week 2, Keep going with the water, and then add just 1 more thing you want to master... you pick it. It could be journaling daily, logging foods daily (here on sp, another site, or paper) it could be getting in your veggies and fruits or a motivational 5 minute self talk... anything you want that will keep on your path towards your goals! <BR> <BR> Let us know what it is... and keep track on this thread... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:38:51 EST Hi! I'm new! Hi! My name is Kathy. I looooove Halloween! Every Halloween I usually wear several costumes for different things. This year I wore a costume to work, another to play with a band, and a third for my anual Haunted Yard Walk. It's so much fun!! I think that 10 months to set and ready a goal is just perfect! I've set resolutions for the new year and am on my way! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 23:08:00 EST Baby Steps January 2012 - Exercise! Your beginning goal is for 10 minutes of any cardio activity each day for at least 5 days per week. Adjust as needed when needed. :) as you increase endurance and stamina, increase your time... <BR> <BR> I'm on my exercise bike and can barely do 3 minutes! ack! ain't that shameful?! Anyhow... so I did it several times today to get in my 10 minutes minimum... I also did day one of sparkpeople's January Jumpstart Plan So that gave me 18 minutes total today!! WOOT! I rock! LOL! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 01:53:20 EST 2012 Weigh ins/Measure ins Not my favorite topic by far... I hate my scales cause they hate me! <BR> Post your weigh in's in this thread... or measurements if you prefer keeping track that way! :) <BR> Let's make some progress! <BR> <BR> January: <BR> 1 - 248.5 ugh. Highest I've ever been and not pregnant! I totally lost control last year. <BR> 8 <BR> 15 <BR> 22 <BR> 29 <BR> Net loss for January - Mon, 2 Jan 2012 01:41:56 EST I am so in! Hey people, Im Alicia, im 25 and im in New Zealand so we dont really do Halloween here but I will be throwing a Halloween party for my son this year and im tired of having no photos of me with him at parties etc because I look so ghastly and take up the whole pic anyway! So I dont think I can become a 'Hottie' by Halloween but I would like to be back at my lowest weight by then of 88kgs so I have til then to drop about 40kgs!!! Seems reallllly tough! I will be starting my studies towards beco... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:51:36 EST Will you be making any New Year's Resolutions? I love new beginnings. I love making new plans. I love making resolutions...I'm just not good at keeping them. :/ I kinda do every year... only to have them fizzle before January is over... <BR> <BR> 2012 is the year I'm doing things differently. At least that's my plan. :) <BR> <BR> I am going to be making resolutions... one week, one day, one step at a time. :) <BR> <BR> Like the baby steps. <BR> <BR> 1. For the first week of January 2012, I resolve to drink 8 glasses of water per day... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 06:32:39 EST What did you get for Christmas? I got an exercise bike! OK... so I ordered this for myself from hubs... it's not one of those high dollar jobs at all... but it seems to be sturdy enough and is gonna do what I need it to do. :) <BR> <em>324</em> <BR> I also got some chocolate and coffee and scarf/gloves set and perfume from my kiddos. :) Wed, 28 Dec 2011 06:22:28 EST 2012 Daily Check In Welcome members old and new and all in between. :) <BR> How's your day? <BR> Need to vent? <BR> Need to brag? <BR> Go right ahead! Right here. :) <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <em>213</em> <em>235</em> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:08:32 EST Baby Steps Week 1~ 1/1 - 1/7 - Water January 1 through January 7 <BR> Get in your 64oz (8 glasses) of water each day. <BR> Make yourself do this for a solid week... we won't stop there, but we will start TODAY! :) <BR> <BR> Post here when you've got it! <BR> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Also... write a blog one day this week about your plans and expectations for January. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:04:13 EST Weigh-in I'm restarting on Spark and so here is my first weigh-in: <BR> <BR> 12/03: 181.4 <em>46</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2011 11:17:26 EST Determined in December! I'm going to keep track of my goals here. If anyone wants to join me, feel free!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2011 09:17:40 EST Whats new? Although this is not directly related to our team subject, a lot of us are on Social Security. Please read my blog on what the government is trying to do to us. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 14:13:55 EST Final Countdown to Halloween! Oct 1 - Oct 31 Let's take October by the pumpkins (hehehe) and make it OURS! <BR> <BR> What are your daily goals on these last days before Halloween? <BR> <BR> Post 'em up and make 'em happen! <BR> <BR> Make a commitment to post here every single day, even if you mess up!!! <BR> <BR> Let's do this, let's make October really count! <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>147</em> <em>419</em> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>185</em> <em>422</em> <em>147</em> <em>419</em> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>185</... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 07:56:59 EST Daily Check In... Pop in here to say hi! Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:41:34 EST 100 Days to Halloween Challenge - Weigh Ins Post your regular weigh ins here! Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:40:48 EST 100 Days 'til Halloween! Where would you like to be health and weight wise by Halloween? What can you accomplish towards that goal in 100 days? <BR> <BR> Well, it's 100 days until Halloween! <BR> <BR> Post where you want to be by Halloween. <BR> Post how you plan to get there. <BR> Post daily how you are doing. <BR> <BR> It all begins today! <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>424</em> <em>422</em> <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>9</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 07:46:57 EST Halloween Costume When you imagine yourself at your goal weight what Halloween costume do you see yourself in? <BR> <BR> For me I imagine Princess Leia golden bikini, it's always been a dream of mine to be able to wear that lol <em>20</em> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:45:00 EST July - Keeping On and Having Fun! Hope you guys don't mind that I created this new thread! I need some goals to work to and to update each day will keep me consistent. Plus I know Renee is having some personal stuff going on so I figured I'd just throw up this thread and keep it going till she gets back and joins in! <BR> <BR> July Goals: <BR> <BR> 1) Keep up the 6 cups of water a day. Did this yesterday! On one today so far. <BR> <BR> 2) 30 Mins of cardio/ST a day. Got in 50 mins yesterday. <BR> <BR> 3) Listen to one son... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:39:00 EST June weigh ins post 'em here! I hope you did well! I've lost 16 lbs so far, I would like to see at least 5 lbs more gone in June... 10 would be better! Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:39:36 EST June - Holding Steady! I hope your May went well... I fizzled at the end, but trying to climb back aboard and keep it going... <BR> <BR> What are your goals for June? Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:38:14 EST May weigh ins post your start and goal... let's do it! <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 20:32:46 EST May - Stepping It Up a Notch or Few! May... the transition month: spring to summer, slacking off to kicking butt, taking it easy to taking it serious. Let's do it like we mean it!!! <BR> <BR> Goals - Choose 'em! Reach 'em! At least 5. <BR> Posting - Do it Daily, no excuses. <BR> <BR> You MAY begin... :) <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>224</em> <em>216</em> <em>344</em> <em>67</em> <em>218</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2011 20:39:03 EST April - making it happen! I know this is late in posting... sorry! <BR> <BR> Pick your daily goals and post daily how you do on them! <BR> <BR> Make April Awesome!!!! Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:02:12 EST April Weigh Ins oops, a little late in posting, but here it is! Sat, 2 Apr 2011 11:36:45 EST March Weigh Ins How did February go? <BR> <BR> What's your goal for March? <BR> <BR> How often do you weigh? <BR> <BR> For me Feb started off in a slump, but I ended up with a total loss of 7 lbs... I'm hoping for 10 lbs in March. I try to weigh daily, but sometimes I forget. Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:37:39 EST March - Renewed Determination! YOU GO GIRLS! <BR> <BR> Goals, posts, and make 'em happen!!!!! Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:35:56 EST February weigh ins Here's the place to keep track of your weigh ins this month... I hope you see a downward trend! :) Sun, 6 Feb 2011 01:25:53 EST Febuary - Working the plan! Ok, ladies... forget about January... let's make February a success! <BR> <BR> at least 5 goals <BR> post daily! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:29:55 EST January - starting weight We have to know where we are starting to see how far we've gone at the end of this New Year... so either post your actual starting weight here (or somewhere private and here record the weight you'd like to have shed by the end of this year.) Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:23:25 EST January - Just the beginning! Aloha hotties! <BR> <BR> 2011 is just wound up full with potential... let's release it slowly and on purpose. One month at a time ... one day at a time. <BR> <BR> For January, just focus on getting the diet and water drinking right. This is the month to get back into tracking if you haven't been. If you have been, you rock! keep it up! And drink that water!!! Minimum of 64 oz (8 glasses) daily. <BR> <BR> We can still do the 5 goals challenge like we have in the past, but for January, focus... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:19:56 EST Determined in December goals... post... etc... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My goals this month are: <BR> <BR> 1. weigh daily <BR> 2. eat on track <BR> 3. drink 80+ oz water <BR> 4. take vitamins/supplements <BR> 5. and ... (I know, I know...) exercise Tue, 30 Nov 2010 18:57:01 EST Spooky to Hottie by New Year's Day! So... let's see what we can accomplish in spite of the holidays coming up! We can make it through Thanksgiving and Christmas and still do great! YES??!! <BR> <BR> So what's your goal for New Year's Day? <BR> <BR> We have 61 days until then! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:16:15 EST November weigh ins How did October go? Did you meet your goal? <BR> <BR> If you did... <em>345</em> <BR> If not... hang in there and don't give up... I'm not! <BR> <BR> Let's make November SHINE! Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:13:01 EST Niiiiiiiice in November Y'all are doing so well with your daily goals... please keep it up! You are an inspiration to me and others! <BR> <BR> Pick 5 goals that will help you meet your overall November goal. Post 'em, stick with 'em and tell us how you do with 'em each day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 14:10:53 EST October weigh ins? I didnt see one get made so I'll start a temporay one until the team leader makes the other one. <BR> <BR> Oct 3-207 <BR> Oct 10- Hopefully 2 pounds down <BR> <BR> Hopeing to get out of the 200s by Halloween. If I can drop 2 pounds a week I prolly can :) Mon, 4 Oct 2010 00:45:54 EST Overcoming in October! Overcoming? yes... time to overcome all the bad habits and replace them with good ones! <BR> <BR> Choose 5 goals that will help you reach your main goal, meet them daily, post about them daily. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you all! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 04:25:47 EST Aloha! What did you all do during our 3 day weekend (assuming you had one.) :) Tue, 7 Sep 2010 10:40:52 EST Hello! I totally forgot to post an introduction. College has kept me busy lately that I forget some things easily. Anywho! My name is Brittany, I'm a college student and was recently put back into being unemployed. I was hopeing to do way better in the weightloss department this year but I had some minor setbacks. I am going to make the last part of this year way better and hopefully lose a pretty good deal before 2011. My small goal as of right now is to get out of the 200s by Halloween. Hope every... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 13:06:22 EST September weigh ins Ok, this is up a bit late, sorry! <BR> <BR> How did your august go? <BR> What's your plan for Sept? <BR> <BR> Post your weigh ins here to keep track! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 6 Sep 2010 07:28:54 EST Slimmer in September Pick 5 goals to meet daily that will make you Slimmer in September. <BR> Post your goals then check in daily to rate yourself on how you did. <BR> <BR> Good luck, and let's all be Slimmer in September!!! <BR> <BR> Also in your first post, include a goal you'd like to reach by the end of this month. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:08:04 EST for Better Sleep.... saw this on my start page and though y'all might like to take a look too... it's the sparkpeople 31 days to better sleep August calendar. I know I need better sleep! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=901 </link> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 03:14:10 EST August weigh ins post your weight for beginning August here. <BR> <BR> How did you do for July? Sun, 1 Aug 2010 02:54:55 EST Spooky to Hottie by Halloween! It's 3 months until Halloween... what is your halloween goal? where do you hope to be? <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 1 Aug 2010 02:54:07 EST Awesome in August goals? check. <BR> post daily? check. <BR> accountability? check. <BR> <BR> Let's do this! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 02:52:29 EST Gonna be a pinup one day Hi, my name is Jessi, and I am going to be a pinup one day. My hero is Bettie Page and one day I'll be able to strut my stuff like her...I'm gonna be a hottie. I've got what it takes on the inside and now I am changing the outside too! I'm going to lose 100 pounds by June 26th, 2011. ;) This year, I will lose 50 pounds. Spooky to Hottie, baybeh! :P Lol <em>334</em> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 17:05:38 EST Establish New Goals for the last half of 2010! So how did the first half of 2010 go for you? <BR> I think it's a good time now to revamp the goals for the rest of 2010. <BR> <BR> Share here what yours are. <BR> <BR> REvamp! REfocus! REFUSE to give up! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:03:34 EST July weigh ins post your beginning weight for July here <BR> <BR> How did you do in June? Thu, 1 Jul 2010 09:00:45 EST Jammin in July Make July count! <BR> <BR> Same as usual, but switch something up a bit, your call. :) <BR> <BR> 5 goals.... and make them happen! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 08:59:32 EST Jazzing in June! Will that work? Jazzing? LOL! I had a hard time thinking of a ____ in June title for this one... July is a J word too! <BR> <BR> Sorry this is late in coming, but I hope it continues to help! <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work! Thu, 3 Jun 2010 20:39:15 EST May/June Weigh Ins So sorry I skipped most of May! <BR> <BR> Post your weigh ins here! Tue, 25 May 2010 22:38:32 EST Motivating in May! You know the drill... daily goals & make them happen! Sun, 2 May 2010 14:28:06 EST Water or Coke? Very interesting <BR> <BR> WATER <BR> <BR> #1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated.. <BR> (Likely applies to half the world population) <BR> <BR> #2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak <BR> that it is mistaken for hunger. <BR> <BR> #3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%. <BR> <BR> #4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs <BR> for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of <BR... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 21:47:20 EST April weigh ins post your april weighins here... <BR> <BR> How did you do in March? <BR> <BR> I created a major vacuum. :/ <BR> but planning on an AMAZING APRIL!!! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:34:40 EST Amazing in April make those goals happen! turn them into good habits! <BR> <BR> goals without plans are just wishes. <BR> <BR> Let's do this!!!!!! <BR> <BR> same thing: <BR> pick a few goals (5 is good but you can list however many you need) <BR> post your goals <BR> tell us daily how you did on those goals. <BR> <BR> Amaze yourself in April with your Astounding Abliity to Adhere to your Goals!!! :) Wed, 31 Mar 2010 15:30:57 EST March weigh-ins sorry to post this up late! <BR> <BR> what was your loss in February? <BR> <BR> I lost 6 in Feb... first I gained back the 4 I lost in Jan, then lost it again plus 2 more... so actually a net loss of just 2 for February, really. :/ I'll take it, tho. Thu, 4 Mar 2010 10:11:11 EST Magnificent in March! same thing... <BR> <BR> pick 5 goals, stick to them, post, be held accountable! :) <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 18:07:40 EST Burlesque ? I was wondering if any of you practice burlesque or pole dancing as a type of cardio? I am very interested in starting something in my daily routine. Also do you know of any good instructional dvds or such? <BR> <BR> Thank You <BR> Amber Fri, 26 Feb 2010 18:43:07 EST February weigh ins Post your weigh ins here! <BR> <BR> and I have a little side challenge here... <BR> <BR> Shoot for a loss of 5 lbs this month! <BR> Can you do it? <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:01:04 EST Fabulous in February! This is the shortest month of the year... can you make it a month of all "goals met" days? I'm going to try my darndest to! <BR> <BR> Pick your 5 and stick to them! Post how you do each day. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:26:53 EST Veggie Ideas? So my friend posted a blog yesterday about how she needs to add more veggies to her diet. I'm with her on this topic just because my diet consists mostly of fruits and carbs (brown rice, whole wheat pasta). I love veggies but I'm not a big veggie-eating person. So can anyone spare some ideas as to how to incorporate more veggies into a non-veggie diet? Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:15:16 EST New to the Team!! Hey everyone! With the new year, I thought it would be a good idea to join some new teams - remotivate myself! I've been on spark since Oct '08 and it's been super helpful when I stay on track. I'm an officer in the Air Force so fitness is important, but had a bad knee injury over the summer, and still trying to get back into running pain-free. With the injury I sort of fell off the exercise wagon completely and now I'm trying to get back into healthy eating and regularly exercise - to ma... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 22:09:49 EST New Here! Hi, I am new to the team and excited about 2010 and the future as I know it holds so much good and greatness. I am feeling very blessed and I know each day will only get better! <BR> <BR> My main goals are to participate in at least 1 5K and 1 Half Marathon this year. I've never done either and I am looking forward to the growth that I experience as a person making those things happen!! Mon, 4 Jan 2010 19:11:22 EST Getting organized... every now and again I'll post something here to accomplish for those of us wanting to organize/reorganize. <BR> <BR> How about this week we clean out the frige. Empty it, throw out all old foods, nearly empty or expired containers and consolidate leftovers. Wipe down the shelves and walls, then repack ... placing all leftovers in one area. Do your freezer the same way. :) Wipe down the outside of the frige too... rearrange your magnets and or photos or change them out. don't forget to clean... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 22:27:23 EST Team goals and streaks I have added a new team goal... and reestablished the older ones. Today is a great day to restart your streaks (if you're not on a roll already, that is) and make 2010 your year of streaking! :) <BR> <BR> A good streak can motivate and give you momentum to not mess it up. <BR> <BR> Good luck! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:28:51 EST Overall goals for 2010 What are your goals for this year? <BR> <BR> Where are you today? How did you start 2010? <BR> Where do you want to be? How do you want to start 2011? <BR> <BR> What do you want to have accomplished this year? <BR> <BR> State your goals for the year here. <BR> (they don't all have to be weight loss goals) <BR> <BR> Make this THE year to do it! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:31:52 EST January weigh ins post your weigh ins for January here! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:25:49 EST January Challenge Happy New Year Hotties! <BR> <BR> Make 2010 YOUR year to reach your goals! <BR> <BR> Perhaps you're still on track and didn't really do bad over the holidays... maybe you're like me and just totally blew it. In any case, it's always a good idea to regroup, refresh, and recommit. <BR> <BR> This month let's recommit to doing the three main things that will help us all on our journey... <BR> <BR> Eating right <BR> Drinking water <BR> Exercise <BR> <BR> Eating right. - Dive into your fruits... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 09:19:15 EST Need your input on goals. AND IDEAS! <BR> <BR> I wanted to make some new goals for 2010 for our team, do y'all have any suggestions? Tue, 29 Dec 2009 14:15:52 EST Black Friday shopping? Do you get up and go? What's your plan for Friday? Thu, 26 Nov 2009 00:18:33 EST What did you eat on Thanksgiving? Did you splurge? :) <BR> <BR> I'm making food a non-issue for this week. Too many goodies and I don't want to stress. <BR> <BR> Tonight I'm baking pumpkin and pecan pies and a coconut cake. Tomorrow its ham and throwing together a broccoli salad... guests are bringing more sides and goodies! yummy! :) Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:48:34 EST What made you feel beautiful today ... This morning, when I woke, my hubby looked at me with such love in his eyes that I felt utterly beautiful. I love these moments in my life. So I was wondering...What made other people feel beautiful today? Wed, 25 Nov 2009 15:53:58 EST Christmas/New Year's Challenge Weekly Weigh-ins Here's where the weekly weigh in's from November 1st through December 31st go. :) Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:36:40 EST "10 Perfect Goal-Reaching Days" Here's where you post and track your 5 goals! Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:33:59 EST Christmas/New Year's Challenge I know this is short short notice, but ... tomorrow is not only the first day of a new month but also the first day of a new week... the perfect time to begin again, if need be, or to reset, rethink and re-goal, if you will. :) <BR> <BR> So... here we gooooooo!!! <BR> <BR> Our new challenge will start tomorrow, Sunday, November 1st. <BR> <BR> The challenge is the same, because we are such a variety of people at different levels with different amounts to lose... pick at least 5 goals to mee... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 13:29:57 EST Newbie! Hi there! I know it may seem late, but I'm gonna be a hottie by NEXT Halloween. <em>216</em> Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, always has been. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm 25, been married 5 years, and we have a 2 year old son who is my world! Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:40:17 EST Sexy Halloween Anniversary ^.^ Hello All- <BR> <BR> I'm Amber! Nice to meet you all :) My girlfriend and I just set a goal to lose at least 60 pounds[I aiming for a 100] by next Halloween/our anniversary- I've always been the chunky girl who has been too afraid to wear a sexy costume- I'm hoping by next year to step out of my comfort zone for the both of us :) I hope to gain some things from this team and learn more about everyone <BR> <BR> <em>419</em> Amber <em>419</em> Thu, 8 Oct 2009 05:35:25 EST A wee bit of October trivia We all love it's ghosties and ghoulies, but there is so much to love about October 31. <BR> <BR> I just thought I'd pose a wee trivia question. Does anyone know what famous poet was born on October 31st? Thu, 8 Oct 2009 04:57:27 EST Ever had anything stolen? Something big? <BR> <BR> My son just had his car broken into while at college and all his stereo equipment, speakers, which were custom built, and amps were stolen. <BR> <BR> Why are some people such sorry sob's? <BR> My heart breaks for my son, this was a system he put together himself, over a long time, spent tons of his own money, it was one of his prized possessions. Gone. <BR> <BR> I hope there were cameras recording the parking lot. He is filing a police report. But what good does th... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 19:57:08 EST Pumpkin Carving My family and I love to carve pumpkins... albeit it's sooooo messy. :) Especially when my kids were smaller. But it's soooo much fun! I'll post a few pics soon of some of ours. <BR> <BR> Do y'all carve pumpkins too? Tue, 6 Oct 2009 10:30:06 EST Nightmares want to share? I read someones blog this am & got to thinking about bad dreams and nightmares. <BR> <BR> How about we all share a few? <BR> <BR> As a little kid I had 2 recurring nightmares, they aren't scary now but when I was 7 they terrified me. <BR> <BR> 1. A witch(like in wizzard of oz) would chase me and she would be playing a trumpet, I would run home and try to find my dad, I remember feeling like she was trying to steal my dad from me, it was horrible. <BR> <BR> 2. My mom,dad,sis & me would be... Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:53:34 EST Goal Update :) Hey fellow Halloween Hotties :) <BR> Lets see...when I started on SP, I weighed in at 48, and today I weighed in at 133.2! <BR> Im pretty close to my overall goal (110-115), but for Halloween, I would be happy with ten more pounds, which would put me at 123. <BR> I just started a new job, working retail, and I really havent had time to workout between work and school, but I have been watching my diet, and these last few pounds are just coming off with no problem at all, so *crossing fingers* ... Sun, 4 Oct 2009 11:04:16 EST tattoos! do you love them or hate them? Do you have any or want any? Please share! Sun, 4 Oct 2009 00:00:02 EST Zombieland saw it... loved it... recommend it to all my fellow zombie/horror/comedy lovers! Sat, 3 Oct 2009 23:18:30 EST Have you decorated for Halloween yet? If so, what all did you do? Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:41:20 EST Watch much tv? What's your "can't miss" show? I don't watch any tv, but I do rent some shows occasionally. I've heard of True Blood, about vampires?? that one sounds interesting. Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:40:33 EST Are you a fan of the horror genre of movies? It's my absolute favorite. Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:37:27 EST What is your favorite black and white movie? please state the title and year. <BR> <BR> Mine is Dracula, 1931, but I love very very many! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:36:55 EST What's your fave perfume/ cologne? If you wear any, that is. <BR> <BR> Do you have a "signature" scent? Fri, 2 Oct 2009 20:36:03 EST The Final Countdown to Halloween Challenge for Oct Here we go! The heat is on! <BR> <BR> 31 days left. Take it one day at a time, revamp your goal if needed and let's make them happen! <BR> <BR> What 5 main things will you need to do in order to reach that goal? State them here, then check in daily to be held accountable for each thing. Yep, you gotta tell on yourself! AND encourage others to keep it going! <BR> <BR> Look out! Halloween here we come! <BR> <em>419</em> <em>422</em> <em>431</em> <em>420</em> <em>424</em> <em>423</em> ... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:41:16 EST Hey Folks I'm not exactly new, I've been with the team maybe a month or so but I just never introduced myself. And now that I'm back from vacation I realize how much I need certain teams to get me back to feeling good about myself. Firstly, I'm a huge HUGE fan of Autumn and the fall and winter holidays. For me, as soon as September starts up, that's when everything in my life somehow seems good and right. So it figures that the last week of Summer I'd go on vacation and gain five lbs, LOL. I'd managed ... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 13:14:49 EST kids costumes Anybody else thinking about what they will dress their kids up as this year? I'm thinking of dressing the boys up as hunters. <BR> <BR> I'm tempted to dress up too, I know dh won't be happy if I do that he'll be embarrased but I want to. I want to buy a witches hat and cape. Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:40:43 EST Halloween Challenge for September Ok, hotties, just 2 months left... let's make the most of them! <BR> <BR> This month, keep track of the three basics that we all need to watch: food, water, exercise. <BR> Are you eating right? tracking... anywhere counts, it helps to write it all down. Are you getting at least 64 oz water daily? How about exercise... are you moving to the groove? <BR> <BR> Along with those 3 things, pick a couple more things you'd like to keep track of. <BR> <BR> Post your daily goals here and how you do... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:36:11 EST I luv luv luv Halloween It is 2nd only to Christmas but nowhere near as stressfull! I love everything about halloween, the season Fall is my fave, the oranges,red's,gold colors, costumes, decorating pumpkins(used to grow my own) I hope to lose 15lbs by Halloween. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:19:56 EST 2009 Fetish and Fantasy Halloween Ball, Las Vegas Anyone ever been to the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball in Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel? I was a little shy about going, but the pics on the website don't look as freaky as the title sounds. (The Halloween spectacle in downtown Greenville, NC when I was in college was MUCH worse - lol!) If anyone has been in the past years or is planning on going this year, let me know. I've never been to Vegas before, but my hubby and I are excited about going. I'm REALLY excited about finding a cute co... Fri, 21 Aug 2009 06:49:46 EST Hi! Awesome team! My absolute favorite holiday is Halloween and I'm hoping to wear something really cute this year! Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:21:38 EST Hey... Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Kelly, and I am 25 years old. Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, and every year I try to really go all out with my costumes. <BR> My goal is to lose at least 15-20 more pounds by Halloween so I can wear something really fun, and look good in pictures. <BR> Look forward to getting to know everyone :) Sat, 8 Aug 2009 12:11:11 EST Halloween Challenge, Month of August Sorry I'm late getting this up! <BR> Let's now take it a month at a time... <BR> <BR> Keep going with the basics, tracking food, drinking plenty of water and getting in exercise. Those will be 1, 2, & 3... for 4 & 5, I want you to choose two more areas that will help YOU stay on track. They could be anything from taking vitamins, getting in fruits &/or veggies, me time, journaling, etc... <BR> <BR> Keep track of them here on a daily basis... <BR> <BR> 1. Track foods <BR> 2. Water <BR> 3. ... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:26:08 EST Halloween Challenge Week of July 25 to July 31 Are you staying on track? Made any progress yet? If not, no worries, there is still time! <BR> <BR> Join now or begin again! <BR> <BR> There are 3 main things to keep track of... those are food, water, & exercise. So we'll keep those going... also, if you take supplements, add whether or not you took yours to your daily post. Then something that is important... taking some time for yourself... time to rest, reflect, regroup, & respond. you might just take a nap, or journal or whatever... t... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:04:33 EST I really need this team!! Hello, I'm Lyn. I rally need this group!! Every year my hubby and I go on a Halloween campout and we dress up. I'm sick and tired of being embarrassed to dress up. I feel I'm the biggest one there! I hope I can get the support I need!!! Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:44:00 EST Halloween Challenge Week of July 18 to July 24 Week 4 <BR> How are y'all doing? <BR> I hope that even if you aren't posting, that you're making progress. (But I do wish y'all would post.) <BR> <BR> We'll keep this week's challenge the same as last week's. <BR> <BR> Answer these daily: <BR> 1. Did you track today? <BR> 2. How much water did you drink? <BR> 3. How many minutes of & what cardio exercise? <BR> 4. Did you huddle? Sat, 18 Jul 2009 07:59:01 EST Dream Costume?? Hey guys! Is there a costume you've always wanted but never felt confident enough to wear? What are some of your costume ideas? <em>424</em> <em>275</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:23:54 EST Halloween 2009 Parties Let's start a list of places in our home towns/states where we can WEAR our sexy costumes this Halloween! Ok, I'll start this out. <BR> <em>420</em> <BR> In Greenville, NC: Downtown 5th Street <BR> In Chapel Hill, NC: Franklin Street <BR> <em>419</em> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 06:04:40 EST Costumes for Motivation! It's constume motivation time again! <BR> <BR> Have a pic of your costume or one you just love? We all want to see it! <BR> <BR> You can put a pic in your gallery or post a link in your post. <BR> <BR> I wish sometimes we could put pics within the posts, don't you? <BR> <BR> Anyhow, what costume motivates you to get your halloween rear in gear???? <BR> <BR> Here's some past posts with motivational costumes... check them out! <link><BR>sageboard_thread... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 23:09:17 EST Halloween Challenge Week of July 11 to July 17 Well this begins our 3rd week. <BR> How are y'all doing? <BR> I hope that even if you aren't posting, that you're making progress. (But I do wish y'all would post.) <BR> <BR> We're adding exercise to the challenge! Keep tracking your foods and trying to stay in your ranges, keep drinking that water and now... get in at least 20 minutes of cardio exercise. <BR> <BR> Also, I challenge you to post something in the huddle! <BR> <BR> Answer these daily: <BR> 1. Did you track today? <BR> 2. How ... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 09:57:54 EST The 4th of July... Independence Day... USA What are your plans? <BR> Do you have any traditions you follow? Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:57:08 EST Halloween Challenge Week of July 4 to July 10 Ok, along with tracking your food intake and trying your best to stay in your ranges... Now add the water. <BR> <BR> I challenge everyone to at least get 64 oz water daily! <BR> <BR> Answer these questions in your posts... <BR> Did you track today? Are you in your ranges? <BR> How much water did you drink today? Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:50:53 EST Think Before I Eat! <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 2 Jul 2009 01:21:09 EST this will make you laugh! Watch this... I LOVE IT! I bet you will too. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:50:49 EST Halloween Challenge Weekly weigh ins... You can post a starting weight and then post your weight each week. <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> You can start at 0 and post how many pounds you have lost or gained each week. <BR> <BR> The day you choose to weigh is up to you, just make it consistent. <BR> <BR> This is just for weigh ins, it's not the actual challenge... be sure to join those under the Challenges Forum below! Tue, 23 Jun 2009 10:06:24 EST Halloween Challenge Week 1 June 27 - July 3 Track your food intake and stay within your nutrition ranges. <BR> <BR> Check in here daily to be held accountable. <BR> <BR> Answer these questions: <BR> <BR> Did you track? <BR> Are you within your ranges? Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:59:55 EST State your goal for October 31st here! Halloween is on a Saturday this year! (yay!) <BR> <BR> Let's begin this Saturday, June 27th. <BR> That will be exactly 18 weeks until Halloween. <BR> <BR> BUT... <BR> If you don't join by June 27th, that's OK! You can begin anytime before Halloween! <BR> <BR> What will your goal be? <BR> Give it some thought and post your goals here! <BR> <BR> Let's do this!!!! Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:46:19 EST Summer Game It's summer and time to play games, enjoy the sun and all that so let's do it. <BR> <BR> Let's play name a game. Name a game you can play in the summer in alphabetically order. <BR> <BR> archary Tue, 9 Jun 2009 14:06:50 EST 4 June QOTD Spooky It's almost summer, what are you doing to get into that swimsuit? Fri, 5 Jun 2009 02:44:16 EST First Day of Summer Challenge! Now - June 21st The first day of summer this year is June 21st. <BR> <BR> Encourage others to join! <BR> <BR> This is a month long challenge much like the others in the past. It is a challenge you basically create for yourself with basic guidelines... <BR> <BR> You choose 5 goals to reach daily. <BR> They could be keeping in your food ranges, exercising certain number of minutes, drinking your water, taking daily time for yourself, etc... any 5 goals YOU choose to reach daily in order to keep you on trac... Tue, 19 May 2009 20:56:21 EST Reminder It's a new week, so new week to have a fresh start, and begin again, all nice and refreshed. Mon, 18 May 2009 16:01:25 EST KFC Grilled Chicken Ok -- I know there was a daily spark about this and intend to go searching for the nutritional info after I post but has anyone tried this yet? <BR> <BR> Our neighbor gave us 2 coupons for a FREE 2 piece meal and we went and got them last night. I was shocked they were really, really good! Which of course means that they are probably really, really bad nutritionally. LOL. <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone else has tried these.... <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 May 2009 09:45:20 EST Happy Birthdays to April and May Hotties! <em>410</em> Mon, 11 May 2009 09:59:50 EST Push ups and Sit ups Challenges Check out these two great challenges... are you game? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Read through and keep track here! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (Thanks, Charlie, for letting me know about these challenges!) Mon, 11 May 2009 09:44:34 EST Aloha hotties! Leadership needs! First of all, let me say hello to all the hotties and a big welcome to all the new hotties! It's great to have y'all join the team! <BR> <BR> I'm so sorry I've not been a great leader lately. I have had so much going on, and it's not ending soon. My oldest son is graduating HS this month and will be heading off to college in Aug. There's a lot to get ready for that! Also, this summer, my family and I plan on getting our house in top shape with several projects and some major spring cleaning.... Mon, 4 May 2009 07:04:22 EST 0 0 Sun, 19 Apr 2009 16:37:31 EST So Disappointed, Big Fat Fatty So I was very motivated this week, minus yesterday, but today I wanted to dress up & look nice for Easter, and I tried on like 20 outfits, guess what? They all looked awful. <em>39</em> I'm not just saying that either. <BR> I got so discouraged, so disgusted with myself. I have a huge shelf-butt & my gut sticks out very far now. I couldn't find anything that fit me, let alone that looked nice. <BR> <BR> So I ended up in jeans. How could I let myself get to this point? I am so angry with my... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 13:55:44 EST Time to Get Serious! April Challenge Well, warm weather (and swimming weather) is just around the corner. Around here some are already preparing their pools... we'll be cleaning ours up after Easter... and you know what that means... Swimsuits! <BR> <BR> So it time to buckle down and get serious about getting into shape, making good habits stick and staying with the plan all the way through! <BR> <BR> For this challenge I want you to: <BR> <BR> 1. make note of your starting place be it weight or measurements. You can post it ... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:57:56 EST What Would Happen If.... I am just curious what would happen if all you ate was salads and fruit. Is this a vegetarian? Can you actually be healthy this way? I find that when I eat one salad I like it, but the longer I stray from healthy foods like salads and fruits, the less likely I am to eat them. I find that in the past when I eat too many I have, ummmm, potty problems & I stray away from eating that way. And then I find it hard to get back to eating healthy again. So how can you find a happy compromise? Add the ... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:49:02 EST Ideas For Bananas Hey y'all! I have 8 bananas ready to be tossed if I don't use them up today! Any ideas for me? I could browse thru hundreds of spark recipes, but I don't have that kinda time today! Help me out & if I like it, you'll get a SUPER SPARK GOODIE from me! Thanks gang! <BR> <BR> <BR> PS - I fell off the wagon last week (I suppose it coulda been pms) but I am BACK & I am DOIN it! <BR> <BR> Motivate me & I motivate you! <BR> <BR> Wanna be a hottie by summer! Wed, 25 Mar 2009 11:41:51 EST Fess Up to your Mess Up Did you mess up today? You need to confess it... being held accountable is a great way to keep yourself on track. When you think... "I'll have to tell my team about this..." there's a pretty good chance you won't indulge. <BR> <BR> So come here each day and Fess Up... tell on yourself and tell the truth... whether you mess up or not. :) Pobody's Nerfect and we're all in this together! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 19:24:29 EST Ne w Members, Welcome to Spooky to Hottie! It's great to have you as part of the team! Please introduce yourself here or you can create a new post, but please do post and let us welcome you! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:03:40 EST Summer plans? What's on your calendar for this summer? <BR> <BR> I'd love to take a vacation to Florida this year, but it's not looking financially promising, so hopefully we can do something closer by, but I sure would love to see the ocean again! Thu, 5 Mar 2009 12:01:36 EST Make 3 wishes... I just read this on the daily blog thing and liked the idea. I wish I had thought of it myself but idea credit goes to SPCoachTanya:) <BR> <BR> Make 3 wishes that you would like to accomplish this year. I know we're already into March, but there's still time. <BR> <BR> List your 3 wishes here and then post, now and then, how those wishes are coming along. <BR> <BR> Also, if you'd like, tell how you're going to make your wishes come true. Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:41:58 EST Happy Birthday to March Hotties! If your birthday is this month, here's birthday greetings for you!!! I hope the entire month is a great one for you! Let us know which day is yours! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> <em>179</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:37:52 EST March Meltdown Challenge Personally, I fizzled out in Feb. :( <BR> <BR> But tomorrow is March 1st... it's the beginning of a new month and the first day of a new week, perfect for a new beginning should one like myself need it. :) <BR> <BR> So, join me in this challenge and for the next 31 days, do your absolute very best to stay on your plan. <BR> <BR> The best thing is to continue with you own goals like before... since we're doing different plans, it's hard for me to say to keep cals at a certain range or carb... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:28:21 EST Happy Birthday to the Feburary Hotties Happy Birthday! <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <em>19</em> <em>409</em> <em>179</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> 14th-KATRINIA17 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 10:17:49 EST Summer Goals What are your goals for this summer? <BR> <BR> <BR> The first day of summer is June 21, (in california it's June 20). <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Feb 2009 08:44:40 EST Keepin' It in High Gear Challenge This one begins on February 15th! <BR> <BR> Let's go for 2 Great Weeks! <BR> <BR> Did you participate in the 10 Perfect Days Challenge and do well in meeting your goals? Got great momentum built up to continue? in other words, you kicked into high gear and wanna stay there???? GREAT! This challenge is for you to keep it going. If you want to re-do any of your goals, please do so, or just keep on keepin' on. <BR> <BR> If you didn't make it through the 10 Perfect Days Challenge, and don't ha... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 20:29:36 EST February Goals My goals for February: <BR> <BR> Health/Fitness: <BR> 1.Release 4 pounds <BR> 2.Prepare for quit date <BR> 3.Quit date: 2/14/09 <BR> 4.Heart-healthy nutrition <BR> 5.Daily pampering challenge – FLYLady team <BR> 6.Heart-healthy challenge – Ghost Hunters team <BR> 7.10 Perfect Days – Spooky to Hottie <BR> 8.Inflate balance ball <BR> 9.Balance Ball & Web 2x per week <BR> 10.Yoga 2x per week <BR> 11.Cardio 5 x per week (20 minutes minimum) <BR> 12.Throw Down (exercise during commercials) – GH &... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 11:55:30 EST Baked Beans Have I shared this before? <BR> This is one of my all time favorite circulating email stories! Enjoy... <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Baked Beans <BR> <BR> One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans. Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that I w... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 16:20:43 EST 10 Perfect Days (Kicking into high gear for V-Day) Some of you are veterans of the Perfect Day challenges... some are new, so here it is.. <BR> <BR> for the next 10 days, track at least 5 goals that would make your days "Perfect dieting days" What would a perfect dieting day be to you? Choose at least 5 goals, type them into this thread, then keep track of them in this thread. <BR> <BR> We will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 4th, with the last day on the 13th. Your final results should be posted on the 14th. <BR> <BR> Join me in this chall... Tue, 3 Feb 2009 15:18:19 EST I'm MAD! I am so mad right now! <BR> Has anyone else ever dealt with unreasonable teachers? <BR> <BR> Can I vent? <BR> <BR> My second son is in the 7th grade. Today he got 2 days of detention hall for quietly giggling to himself. He didn't disturb the class the teacher said he disturbed her. I think she was focused on him, cause he showed me what he did and apparently you had to be looking at him to even notice. <BR> <BR> She gave him a d-hall for the giggling and he didn't feel like he deserve... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 17:24:54 EST More reason to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup Not good. This is in America, not China! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday, January 26, 2009; 12:00 AM <BR> <BR> MONDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:49:00 EST Vivacious by Valentine's Got a goal you'd like to meet by Valentine's Day? <BR> Share it and keep track of it here! Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:34:37 EST Days in a Row Challenge Resolution: <BR> 1. The state or quality of being resolute; firm determination. <BR> 2. A resolving to do something. <BR> 3. A course of action determined or decided on. <BR> <BR> Many of us will set resolutions for the new year, only to have them fizzle out after a few days or a few weeks.... <BR> <BR> I challenge you to keep them going... these are firm determinations to do something worth doing! <BR> <BR> Each day state in this thread whether or not you kept your resolutions for the d... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:33:02 EST January goals!! Hey Gang, not sure where our sweet Team leader is Renee is. <BR> But here's a place to put your Gaols for the month. <BR> <BR> God knows I need some help! <BR> <BR> 1) Weigh in 179.6 (with my new scale) OMG!!! <BR> <BR> 2) Goal for January. Exercise 3+ times a week. aerobic. Lose 8 lbs, (I know that's alot) But I'm hoping some of the weight this morning is water! <BR> Eat under 1500 calories a day. <BR> My NEW weigh in day is Tuesday. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Next... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 10:15:30 EST Merry Christmas! I hope you are all having a wonderful and stress free Christmas season. I also hope you are all doing much better diet and exercise wise than I have been! <BR> <BR> I plan on being back on more regularly after the New Year, when I'll kick off the Spooky to Hottie by Summer theme... unless y'all would rather stop by Valentine's Day first :) Give me your input! <BR> <BR> Meanwhile... luv n' hugs! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! <BR> Renee' Wed, 10 Dec 2008 08:47:56 EST Think Thin til Thanksgiving Challenge Ok, this challenge is simply a no cheating challenge. It's roughly 3 weeks until Thanksgiving, so make a vow now to not cheat until Thanksgiving Day, during which, if you're like me, you'll want to partake of the goodies that friends and family might bring to your feast, not to mention the delicious things you'll be cooking up yourself! Not to make it a day of pigging, tho... beware. <BR> <BR> So, from now until thanksgiving, just do not cheat on your plan. We'll hold you accountable here. P... Tue, 4 Nov 2008 19:44:42 EST team pic LOL I was googling for a new team hottie pic and that one popped up and I thought it was so funny! So I've put it as our HOTTIE Thanksgiving pic... whatcha think? Tue, 4 Nov 2008 09:31:01 EST What do we want for a Thanksgiving challeng? Well, Halloween has come and gone. Some of us did great while others of us (myself included) had a bit of a bumpy road. That being said, it's time to start thinking about our next challenge. Does anyone have any ideas for what they would like to see for the month of November? This is your chance to speak up. <BR> <BR> Jen Sun, 2 Nov 2008 20:26:25 EST qotd 10/31 Do I wish you a Happy Halloween??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does Dracula avoid farting when his coffin lid is closed? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> YES! :) <BR> <BR> Hugs to all you Hottie Halloweenies! <BR> <BR> today's question... what's your favorite halloween icon? pumpkins, candy corn, skeletons, etc... <BR> <BR> <BR> I think mine is pumpkins, but that's not to say I don't abosolutely LOVE ev... Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:58:48 EST qotd 10/30 What was your fave tv program when you were a kid? Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:28:55 EST qotd 10/29 If you could play a character in any book or movie, who would it be? Thu, 30 Oct 2008 08:28:10 EST