SparkPeople Step By Step... Day By Day Team Messageboard Having a hard time being consistent with your eating habits and workouts? Join us as we take it step by step & day by day...toward our goal(s). SparkPeople Step By Step... Day By Day Team Messageboard Not sure I am doing this post the right way but... I like the idea of this team being step by step! Most goals that I set and achieve are done with baby steps first. Step by step, is even better than One Day at a Time because for me every moment is an opportunity for a new decision, action or change. I break down everyday... and work very hard at staying present. <BR> <BR> I am 53, happily married for 30+ years, I have two adult children (two totally different kids, being different is what they have in common. Life has been interesting!... Sun, 7 Mar 2021 09:26:38 EST What Physical Activity Did You Do? Post any action that you did. This will help us keep accountable. All movement counts! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>34</em> <em>312</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>406</em> Mon, 1 Feb 2021 21:55:10 EST 2020 milestones Hope this year is a great start to all for the new decade <BR> <BR> 4/jan/2020 first saturday weighin 308.4 pounds 140.2 kgs <BR> <BR> cheers richard Sat, 4 Jan 2020 01:04:10 EST 2020 Chatterbox Hope this year is a great start to all for the new decade <BR> cheers richard Sat, 4 Jan 2020 00:55:33 EST 2019 Milestones Whatever stands out for you <BR> list it here <BR> <BR> cheers richard Sat, 5 Jan 2019 01:12:27 EST What is your next step? Hi Steppers! <BR> What will you focus on next? What is your next step on your journey through this life? Fri, 23 Nov 2018 06:17:37 EST Question of the Month *** AUGUST QUESTION: <BR> How do you stay on your eating program when eating with friends? What strategies work best for you? <BR> Fri, 3 Aug 2018 13:37:35 EST April Question What would you like to accomplish this month or, at least work on? <BR> <BR> Please answer here! Goals are important! <BR> <em>306</em> <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 06:27:20 EST Where do you live? I live in upstate of New York in Orange County in a small town called Florida. This has been one cold winter with several snow storms and extremely wicket whirlwinds. We are expecting a snow storm on the first day of Spring. And they say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Not this year if the weathermen are correct. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:55:05 EST 2018 Milestones Whatever our ambitions for this year <BR> We can update them here. <BR> Mine will be to exercise daily, maintain recent eating habits and monitor my weight <BR> <BR> Cheers Richard Sun, 31 Dec 2017 18:37:15 EST October thru December milestones. 172.5kg <BR> Moving into green smoothie regime. <BR> October will be a dry month. <BR> Cheers <BR> <BR> ps. must ramp up exercise regime soon. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 20:04:47 EST September 2017 milestones See If I have anything to report tomorrow <BR> <BR> Cheers Richard Fri, 8 Sep 2017 00:21:41 EST August 2017 listing for current challenges Started this weekend off with my sons birthday <BR> plenty of feasting and drinking <BR> Cheers Richard Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:12:30 EST July 2017 listing for current challenges Again anything you like or are doing. <BR> <BR> Start weight 367.4 pounds <BR> week 1 jan7 365.2 pounds down 2.2 pounds <BR> week 2 jan14 371.8 pounds up 6.6 pounds <BR> Week 3 Jan 21 364.1 pounds down 3.3 pounds from start of challenge <BR> Week 4 Jan 28 371.8 <BR> Week 5 Feb 4 368.5 pounds <BR> Week 6 Feb 11 363 pounds <BR> Week 7 Feb 18 366.3 <BR> Week 8 Feb 25 375.1 up 8.8 pounds from last week <BR> Week 9 March 4 368.5 pounds down 6.6ponds from last week but up since start <BR... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:05:48 EST June Challenge, Could be anything you like Still wish to be losing weight. <BR> last 3 weeks have been encouraging. <BR> start weight 367.4 pounds <BR> week 1 jan7 365.2 pounds down 2.2 pounds <BR> week 2 jan14 371.8 pounds up 6.6 pounds <BR> Week 3 Jan 21 364.1 pounds down 3.3 pounds from start of challenge <BR> Week 4 Jan 28 371.8 <BR> Week 5 Feb 4 368.5 pounds <BR> Week 6 Feb 11 363 pounds <BR> Week 7 Feb 18 366.3 <BR> Week 8 Feb 25 375.1 up 8.8 pounds from last week <BR> Week 9 March 4 368.5 pounds down 6.6ponds from last... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 20:04:23 EST May Challenge Lose 500g/week starting weight 167 kg Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:33:11 EST April Challenge For members who would would like a step by step challenge for the month. <BR> Mine will be to continue to try to lose weight. <BR> resume exercises <BR> remember to take my supplements every second day <BR> Cheers Richard Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:24:06 EST 1 POUND/WEEK MARCH CHALLENGE Starting weight 25/Feb = 170.5kg <BR> <BR> Cheers Richard Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:53:04 EST 1 POUND/WEEK FEBRUARY CHALLENGE ON YOUR STARTING WEIGHIN DAY JUST LIST YOUR STARTING WEIGHT IN THIS THREAD TO BEGIN WITH. <BR> Cheers Richard <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:21:30 EST Small Steps January Challenge Lose 1 pound per week til the end of January <BR> eat more vegetables <BR> plus whatever else you want <BR> Cheers Sun, 1 Jan 2017 23:33:03 EST October challenge now available. Feel free to post whatever goals you may have for this month in this forum. <BR> <BR> Mine will be to try to lose 1 pound/week <BR> <BR> Starting weight 165.3kg <BR> <BR> Cheers <em>381</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:56:32 EST Biggest Loser team First of all, you will need to have a sparkpage made and set to public. <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name of this challenge. It's a 10 week commitment. You have several little teams (with 24 members) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for some reason that you can't post your weight (let the leaders know). Otherwise after 2 missed weigh ins (with no excuse) you would be moved to honorary. We have ITC (inter team challenges) that consist of e... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:53:25 EST Spark Premium---Check It Out! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up that we have a new feature, SparkPeople Premium, launching tomorrow! This new option will change nothing about the current site, which will continue to remain completely free. It's just an additional option for those of you looking for more from your SparkPeople experience. <BR> <BR> Look for a new blog to be posted tomorrow with all of the details. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen Mon, 1 Aug 2016 22:01:22 EST August Challenge, time to refocus & back to basics Hi Having recently reached a peak weight recently. <BR> There is no better time than at the beginning of a month to see where we are and refocus on the basics for a kickstart. <BR> Cheers Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:41:42 EST Question on 7/5 Well, we are into a new month. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> What would you like to accomplish this month? Or, at least work on? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 18:35:36 EST June 2016 Challenges My goals. <BR> I have been successful for a long while in having at least 2 meat-free days each week. <BR> I would now like to try for 3 days meat-free and introduce more beans and lentils into my diet <BR> <BR> in addition, will continue to use the Spark trackers for nutrition, exercise, mood, stress, sleep etc. <BR> <BR> also have 2 alcohol-free days per week Tue, 31 May 2016 21:52:59 EST Team Picture Contest As you can see, I do have a team picture here. However, I am setting this thread up for your suggestions/choices of the picture for our team. <BR> <BR> Please post your pictures here. Then, later, we will vote on the winning selection. Winner of selected picture for the team will receive a team sparkgoodie. <BR> <BR> Let's see your selections! <em>306</em> Mon, 23 May 2016 12:27:32 EST Hi there. I'm new to the group. Howdy. Alyssa here. I'm 29, and polyamorous. I have two husbands: Aaron, 29, and Dylan, 22. I am studying for my GED, and planning to try for a baby with Aaron soon. I have a dog, 2-4 cats (one is a stray, and one doesn't like me), and a tortoise. I also have 3 nieces (14 months, 8, and 16) and 1 nephew (19 months). <BR> <BR> I was a really fit kid, to the point of being super skinny. After puberty at age 10 I hit a more average weight. As I got older I started having a problem with overheat... Fri, 20 May 2016 02:59:28 EST Question for today-5/18/16 During occasional times of great busyness and stress, how do you relax and calm down? <BR> <BR> Life at my house this spring has just been nutsy-coo-coo with three graduations, prom, anti-prom and various other stressors like new jobs, extreme weather, garden plots and broken down cars. I am curious to see how other folks deal with life when 'it all hits the fan.' lol Wed, 18 May 2016 08:58:11 EST Water....How much? We all know we need water to survive. Some drink more than others....but, that shouldn't matter to you. <BR> <BR> Come here daily or as often as you can and tell us ....How much did you drink today? <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 May 2016 21:24:44 EST I am new here Hi I just joined this team, I am a 65 year old woman who is about 50 pounds overweight, I am from the greater Vancouver BC, Canada Area <BR> I like the name of this group,it goes along with my mantra One Day at a Time. I am looking for support and advice and I will give the same. Mon, 16 May 2016 12:53:18 EST Question for 5/12 <em>38</em> What is your biggest struggle right now? Thu, 12 May 2016 10:35:10 EST motivation I'm not new to SP but I am new to doing the work. I joined on a "whim" but sitting at my desk scanning the site doesn't count as doing the work. Today, I want to start doing the work. I ask for any motivation and encouragement from everyone. I want to get healthy! Wed, 27 May 2015 07:55:15 EST Goals for May What are your goals for May? Tue, 5 May 2015 11:04:53 EST Fruits & Veggie Challenge Just post what fruit or veggie you ate each day. The more you can eat, the better. <BR> <BR> TEAM CHALLENGE: Make a Habit: Fruits & Veggies <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>265</em> <em>258</em> <em>491</em> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>289</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 19:55:48 EST What Physical Activity Did You Do Today? Post any action that you did. This will help us keep accountable. All movement counts! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>34</em> <em>312</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>406</em> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 19:45:37 EST Do You Spring Clean? Do U Spring clean? If so, do you work on more than one room at a time....or finish a room before moving on to another? Share any tips that you have. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 21:53:30 EST Goal(s) for April? The new month is here. What are your goals or would you like to accomplish in the month of April? <BR> <BR> Share them here and let us know how you're doing. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 21:50:04 EST Question of the week of March 15 When do you workout? <BR> <BR> In the morning Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:32:13 EST Question of the week of March 9 Do you do any spring cleaning and organizing? <BR> <BR> I usually don't. I just do my normal cleaning. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:52:59 EST Chat/Say Hi Stop by and let us know how you are doing, how your day is going or talk about anything. We are here for each other! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:46:29 EST Say It In Five Words Post anything you has to be in 5 words. <BR> <BR> Yes, you can do it! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:37:24 EST St. Patrick's Day Challenge (now until March 18) <em>137</em> Green is In <em>441</em> <BR> <BR> As we know, St. Patrick's Day is March 17. Eat something green every day until St. Patrick's Day! No, green M&Ms don't count!! <BR> <BR> Here is a list of SOME things you can eat. <BR> <BR> • Broccoli <BR> • Kale <BR> • Romaine lettuce <BR> • Bok choy <BR> • Zucchini <BR> • Collard greens <BR> • Brussel Sprouts <BR> • Turnip greens <BR> • Spinach <BR> • Asparagus <BR> • Celery <BR> • Cucumbers <BR> • Cabbage <BR> • Artichoke <BR> • Okra <... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:10:00 EST 30 mintes of exercise March <em>248</em> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 11:46:30 EST Feb exercise the firm cardio overdrive and ab sculpt with the fanny lifter Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:39:58 EST Question of the week of Feb 1 Did you watch the super bowl and what was your favorite part? <BR> <BR> Yes and we loved the halftime show Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:37:24 EST Jan exercise Jan 4 the firm 500 calorie workout Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:34:23 EST Question of the week of Jan 4 Did you gain or lose during the holidays? <BR> <BR> I gained 13 pounds. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:32:40 EST Question of the week of Dec 29 Do you go out on News year eve? <BR> <BR> No Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:23:34 EST Decmember 30 minutes of exercise Dec 8 <em>248</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:03:05 EST Question of the week of December 7 Do you enjoy driving around looking at Christmas lights? <BR> <BR> We love it. We drink hot chocolate as we are driving around. Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:01:17 EST Question of the week of Nov 16 Do you make coffee at home or go to a coffee house? <BR> <BR> I make it at home and use the flavored creamers. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:43:04 EST Question of the week of Nov 9 How do you usually fix your turkey? <BR> <BR> My dad uses a smoker. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:32:46 EST 30 minutes of exercise for November <em>248</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 14:37:32 EST Question of the week of Nov 2 Does a cloudy day affect your mood? <BR> <BR> Only when I am stressed out or sad. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 14:35:59 EST Question of the week of Oct 26 What are your plans for Halloween? <BR> <BR> I am taking the kids trick or treating <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:52:40 EST Question of the week of October 19 Are you worried about Ebola? <BR> <BR> I am not. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:26:36 EST Question of the week of oct 12 Are you ready for some snow? <BR> <BR> Yes. I love to play in the snow with the kids. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:37:37 EST Question of the week of October 5 Do you wear makeup everyday? <BR> <BR> I do 3 to 4 times a week. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 12:28:17 EST October 30 minutes of exercise <em>248</em> Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:40:51 EST Question week of Sept 28 Do you decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> We do but we don't use scary decorations. It has to be cute. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:32:49 EST Question of the week of September 21 What is your favorite movie? <BR> <BR> Twilight Saga movies Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:02:09 EST Questionn of the week September 14 What is your favorite football team? <BR> <BR> Cowboys Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:31:22 EST September 30 minutes of exercise a day <em>248</em> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:32:55 EST Question of the week of Sept 7 What is your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> I love the colors of the leaves changing. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:28:42 EST Question of the week of Aug 31 Do you have any special plans for Labor Day? <BR> <BR> Not really just stay home out of the heat. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:37:06 EST Question of the week of August 24 What is your favorite fall food? <BR> <BR> Mine is apples and pumpkin Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:44:21 EST Question of the week of August 17 What do you look for in a workout? <BR> <BR> I look for fun factor and challenge Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:27:26 EST Question of the week of August 10 Do you like to go to amusements parks? <BR> <BR> We love to go to them but they are too expensive. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:44:34 EST Questio of the week of August 3 Any last minute summer plans? <BR> <BR> Not really. I am on the PTA board so we are starting back up. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:50:59 EST Question of the week of July 27 Have you tried energy drinks? <BR> <BR> I haven't and don't plan on it. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:47:32 EST Fell off the wagon So I have totally been off the weight loss wagon for the past month or so. I not only fell off of it but I think it has run me over. I am trying to get re-motivated. Any tips for staying motivated? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:44:43 EST Question of the week July 20 Do you have family reunions? <BR> <BR> We do the last Sunday of July. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:27:14 EST Question of the week of July 13 Do you do yoga? <BR> I do twice a week. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:09 EST Question of the week of July 6 Do you have a hobby? <BR> <BR> I love to read and crochet. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:22:08 EST Question of the week of June 29 Do you have any plans for the 4th? <BR> <BR> My moms block is having a party and then we will watch the fireworks from their yard. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:21:05 EST Question of the week of June 22 Do you get on pinterset? If so what do you pin the most off? <BR> <BR> Yes, and I pin lots of receipes. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:55:29 EST Question of the week of June 15 Do you get mammograms done once a year? <BR> <BR> I have my first one on Thursday. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:31:40 EST Last Vegetable Eaten List the last vegetable you ate! <em>373</em> <em>368</em> <em>267</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:31:19 EST Question of the week of June 8 Are you getting a lot of severe weather where you live? <BR> <BR> We are. The last 3 days we have had tornados and large hail in the area. Our van go hit by hail and may be totaled out. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:10:42 EST I'm back I am so sorry I haven't been around!! Between my daughter's graduation, vacation, Plexus convention and work I haven't been able to get online as much as I'd like. I hope you are all doing well. I will get a new challenge posted in a couple of days. <em>381</em> Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:47:03 EST Question of the week of May 18 Do you prefer to read a paper book or use a e reader? <BR> <BR> I use both. Tue, 20 May 2014 14:18:13 EST Question of the week of May 11 Are you a dog person or cat person? <BR> <BR> I love dogs. Wed, 14 May 2014 12:32:19 EST 10 day challenge: post an accomplishment every day For ten days in a row, post an accomplishment daily. I'M DARING YOU!!! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 May 2014 13:40:45 EST Question week of May 4 Do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo? <BR> <BR> <BR> Our school is doing a taco night and family reading night. Mon, 5 May 2014 11:00:43 EST This or that game... workout in shorts or capris? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 10:20:36 EST Question week of April 27 Do you have any plans for the summer? <BR> <BR> We are staying here. My dental costs took our vacation away. I am currently trying to come up with activites to do with the kids. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 17:36:18 EST Night Time Binging--How do you prevent it? How do you deal with night time binging? I have a real problem with this. What are your tips to stop it? Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:12:02 EST Are you within your calorie range today? Let us know how you are doing. Are you within your calorie range today? <BR> <BR> 4-26 No, went over Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:56:46 EST Old and New Members: Where are you from? We have a lot of new members. Share where you reside. <BR> <BR> Marshall, Oklahoma Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:54:31 EST A to Z on the map A Alabama Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:59:19 EST need partners in florida looking for someone to partner with in hernando county,florida Tue, 22 Apr 2014 01:11:06 EST New to the team and ready to get healthy! Hi All! I'm 49 and feel like I'm 70 - I'm tired of every joint in my body hurting. I sit all day at work - about 12 hours per day. Then I come home and sit some more til it's time for bed! I'm ready to get more active and enjoy these years with hubby now that the kids are grown and we have more time for each other. I have about 60 pounds to lose. I know I have to start slow so I don't hurt myself (even though I want to feel better NOW!). Any hints on how to start an exercise program early... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:27:21 EST Question of the week of April 20 What is your favorite pat about Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Mine is the teams and the support. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:36:17 EST new to this team I'm new to this team. It seemed like a team that matched my struggles. I have about 25 pounds to lose. My biggest struggle is soda. I won't drink diet soda (artificial sweeteners are so bad and they just taste horrible). Soda makes me happy. Not having soda makes me sad and cranky. Having any soda at all makes me crave it really bad, so getting rid of it out of my diet is the best option, but it hurts...even if I replace it with another caffeine-containing drink, I feel bad. So I'm t... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:07 EST Fell off the wagon rolled over and tumbling still Hello, <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:57:59 EST Question week of April 13 Do you like to keep fresh flowers inside? <BR> <BR> I love to have them around. It brightens up my mood. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:52:01 EST Beat our Miles: Week2 Sorry I am late in posting. I had some major dental work done and have just been out of it!! <BR> <BR> Wednesday, April 9 Miles: <BR> Thursday, April 10 Miles: <BR> Friday, April 11 Miles: <BR> Saturday, April 12 Miles: <BR> Sunday, April 13 Miles: <BR> Monday, April 14 Miles: <BR> Tuesday, April 15 Miles: <BR> <BR> WEEKLY TOTAL: <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:45:34 EST I have about 40 pounds to lose I'm needing to lose the pounds for my health, I'm 28 started at 206 and down to 187as of 4/6/14 Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:19:06 EST Question of the week April 6 Do you handle pain well? <BR> <BR> I don't. I have had dental work and I am having a hard time handling the pain. I just cry all the time. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 17:18:16 EST Starting anew Greetings! I am embarking upon this journey, yet again. I have had a life long struggle with emotional eating. I now weigh the same as when I had been 9 months pregnant. No baby on board this time, however. I find myself doing very well one day, and then not so much the next. This has already started this week! I am trying to take each day at a time, and letting go of what was past and focusing on the future. <BR> <BR> My personal goal is to be my weight at my wedding (2001) by Janu... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 09:08:52 EST Beat Our Miles: Week 1 Here are "the rules": <BR> <BR> ~ The Challenge begins this Wednesday, April 2. This will take us up to Wednesday, April 30. <BR> ~ For 4 weeks we will track our walking. Each week under the Challenge Forum there will be a new thread for that week. For example: "Beat Our Miles Challenge: WEEK 1". You will post 1 time only. <BR> ~ Each day for that week you will edit your post to reflect the amount of miles you walked, jogged or ran. Any mile that you walk that you can track counts. For this ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:10:25 EST Weigh Ins Weigh in... Weekly or Monthly... up or down <BR> <BR> share how you are doing... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:02:45 EST Question of the week of March 30 Do you like baseball if so what is your favorite team? <BR> <BR> I like the Rangers Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:04:08 EST Question of the week of March 23 Do you prefer working out by yourself or with some one? <BR> <BR> I like to workout by myself Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:15:27 EST Put some SPRING in your step!! To celebrate that Spring is here (although it is cold here in Oklahoma again today), put some spring in your step. Jump rope, walk, run, or bicycle--anything to get your feet moving and your heart rate up! <BR> <BR> Let us know how you are doing this week! <BR> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:43:27 EST Just started Hi everyone. I'm new to Spark People and I hope it will help. I've never been able to loose weight. The problem is I truly hate to exercise. I've recently started beginner yoga and the 10 minute trainer. If I can just commit to 10 minutes per day, I'm sure I can do it. Maybe coming to the site each day will help also. Have a great weekend! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:26:27 EST Question of the week of Marh16 Sorry so late. I have had teeth problems, <BR> <BR> <BR> How often do you go to the dentist? <BR> <BR> I haven't been in a long time and now I am paying for it. I have gum disease and so I will start going every 3 months after I have a deep cleaning done in a few weeks. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:21:49 EST Hello :) Hello All... My name is Jill and I'm joining the group in hopes that I might actually stick to it this time! I have a 50 hr/week job, and two active kids (6 and 9). I feel as if I work, come home, make dinner and then want to do nothing but pass out at that point! I know I'm tired because I don't get enough exercise, but I don't have the energy to convince myself to get started on exercising!! <BR> <BR> That's where this team comes in! I'm hoping it will help to motivate me to get moving :) ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:20:58 EST New here. I have a lot of trouble sticking to routines because at this time I am not accountable to anyone. Please help me. <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:46:44 EST Question of the week of march9 Do you celebrate St. Patrick's day? <BR> <BR> No we don't. My son's birthday is on that day so we celebrate his birthday. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:19:58 EST Qusetion of the week of March 2 Do you have any plans for spring break? <BR> <BR> We don't. Just stay home and hang out Tue, 4 Mar 2014 11:53:45 EST March EASY Challenge We will update each week and I might throw in a mini challenge along the way!! <BR> <BR> Starting weight -- <BR> My personal goal for this week <BR> Weight loss this week: <BR> Total loss: <BR> <BR> <BR> E.A.S.Y Challenge 1 <BR> <BR> E --- Examine your reasons for wanting to lose weight <BR> A --- Access Spark DAILY (even if it’s just to spin the wheel) <BR> S --- Stop beating yourself up -- today is a new day! <BR> Y --- Yell if you need help!! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 20:30:50 EST Question of the week of Feb 23 What is your favorite heart healthy food? <BR> <BR> oatmeal and dark chocolate Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:19:34 EST Question week of Feb 16 What is your favorite thing about Spring? <BR> <BR> I love the flowers and the signs of newness. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:13:42 EST Feb 16 through 28 Daily Challenges I will post a daily challenge each day for the rest of the month. Feel free to message me with ideas that you have for a daily challenge. <BR> <BR> For today, watch the following video. It was posted in another group and it is worth watching. <BR> <link><BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=40 </link> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 09:23:39 EST Question week of Feb 9 Do you celebrate Valentine's day? <BR> <BR> We buy a few gifts for the kids but that is about it. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:59:02 EST Question week of feb 2 has it been really cold where you live? <BR> <BR> I live in Texas. We have had some cold weather but not much ice or snow. Mon, 3 Feb 2014 17:16:36 EST Feb 1-14 Challenge I will be posting two challenges this month. The first has to do with starting a healthy habit. I think this is something everyone can work on, regardless of where you are in your weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> 1. Pick a specific area to focus on and set a goal in that area. It can be anything from tracking your food to exercising 10 minutes each day to eating your vegetables. It is whatever YOU need to work on. <BR> <BR> 2. Create a streak of at least 7 days and aim for 14!! They say t... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:08:21 EST Question of the week of Jan 26 Do you watch the super bowl and who are you rooting for? <BR> <BR> We do for the commercials and half time show. We are rooting for the Broncos since our two teams are not in it. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:37:24 EST Question of the week of Jan 19 Do you watch the Olympics? <BR> <BR> I love the winter ones. I watch figure skating , most of the skiing, and hockey when our country is playing. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:02:54 EST Question of the week January 12 Do you have a WII system? If so do you use it to workout with? <BR> <BR> We have , I play Just Dance every once in while. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:00:32 EST Question week of Jan 5 Do you join in on any of the Sparkpeople created challenges? <BR> <BR> It just depends what it is. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:49:54 EST How often do you...... dust your furniture?? <BR> <BR> I try to weekly but with my work schedule it doesn't always happen. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll give everyone a few days to answer then I'll post a new question. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:35:48 EST January Exercise Challenge Use the following template to meet your January exercise goal. Post your goal for the month then come back daily/weekly to track your minutes. Good luck everyone! <BR> <BR> MONTHLY GOAL: <BR> <BR> DAYS: <BR> <BR> 1 - <BR> 2 - <BR> 3 - <BR> 4 - <BR> 5 - <BR> 6 - <BR> 7 - <BR> <BR> Weekly Total = <BR> <BR> 8 - <BR> 9 - <BR> 10 - <BR> 11 - <BR> 12 - <BR> 13 - <BR> 14 - <BR> <BR> Weekly Total = <BR> <BR> 15 - <BR> 16 - <BR> 17 - <BR> 18 - <BR> 19 - <BR> 20 - <BR> ... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:19:31 EST Question of the week of December 29 Do you make new years resolutions? <BR> <BR> I set some goals. <BR> 1. no nibbling <BR> 2. more challenging workouts <BR> 3. better portion control when we go out to eat Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:05:27 EST December Challenge through Dec. 31 Since everyone will be busy with holiday gatherings, our challenge until the end of the year is: <BR> <BR> Drink a minimum of 64 oz. water each day. <BR> Exercise at least 30 minutes twice a week. <BR> Make positive, healthy choices. <BR> Think about what you need to work on in 2014 and message me so I can fit challenges to your needs! <BR> <BR> Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! <BR> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 21:44:28 EST Question week of December 22 What is your favorite holiday tradition? <BR> <BR> Mine is making Santa's cookies with the kids and putting out the reindeer food. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:56:46 EST December Challenge Week Three 60 second challenge <BR> <BR> This is a challenge to get you moving in the morning and set the tone for the rest of the day and, that’s right, it only takes 60 SECONDS!! <BR> <BR> All you need to do is choose an exercise to do first thing in the morning – it may be cardio eg jumping jacks, jump rope or jogging in place or maybe a strength training exercise eg lunges, crunches, push ups - and simply do that exercise for just 60 seconds. <BR> <BR> Share with us what you have done! If you ... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:22:25 EST Qestion week of December 15 Do you drive around and look at Christmas lights on Christmas Eve? <BR> <BR> We do to keep the kids occupied. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:06:54 EST December Challenge Week Two This week we are going to W.I.N.!! <BR> <BR> W=Water, a minimum of 8 glasses per day <BR> I=Ignite your body--a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise per day <BR> N=Nutrition--5 fruits/vegetables daily <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 22:01:01 EST Question week of December 8 What is your favorite Christmas song? <BR> <BR> Mine Believe from Polar Express Sun, 8 Dec 2013 12:21:07 EST Name that Holiday tune. Each day I will post a few words to a holiday song and you tell me what it is. The person who gets it right gets a goodie. <BR> <BR> In the lane the snow is glisten... <BR> Name that tune? Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:21:55 EST Question of the week of Deceember 1 What is your favorite holiday movie or show? <BR> <BR> Mine is Polar Express. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 17:19:27 EST December Challenge Week One EATING HABITS <BR> For this week, let’s make a plan that will help us do a better job of eating healthier. What will you choose that will make an impact on your eating habits? Here’s a few examples, but feel free to use a different one that means more to you. It needs to be one habit you will stick with for the rest of the week. Remember, if it's something you already do then it's not a challenge!! <BR> <BR> • No late night snacking <BR> • Eating breakfast every morning <BR> • Limit the ____... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:59:07 EST Question of the week of Novemeber 17 Do your pets keep you active? <BR> <BR> My dog is an indoor dog. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:56:09 EST Question of the week of Novemeber 10 thru 18 Do you exercise outdoors during the colder months or do you prefer to exercise indoors? <BR> <BR> I like to stay indoors to exercise Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:47:04 EST Question of the week of November 3 Are you going out of town for Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> We are staying at home. Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:57:17 EST Stay on Track Fall Challenge Each evening I will post the following day's challenge--all YOU have to do is DO IT!! Post back with the <em>248</em> emoticon when you have successfully completed the challenge. <BR> <BR> Nov. 1--Move more. Instead of emailing that office co-worker, walk to their desk or exercise during commercials. Do something above and beyond your normal workout routine. <em>361</em> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:01:30 EST List one goal you can accomplish today clean the toliets Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:54:43 EST Question of the week of 10/27 thru 11/2 How do you plan on staying on track during the holidays? <BR> <BR> I am going to focus on portion control and exercise everyday. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:53:32 EST Question week of 10/21 Do you dress up for Halloween? <BR> <BR> I don't. I like to see my kids all dressed more. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:25:14 EST Question of the week October 13 Do you decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> We do but I don't use scary decorations I only use the cutesy ones. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:06:36 EST Question of the week October 6 What is your favorite fall fruit or veggie? <BR> <BR> I love apples this time of year. Mon, 7 Oct 2013 10:52:40 EST Question of the week Sept 29 Do you watch football? <BR> <BR> not really but I like the Ravens and Cowboys Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:21:12 EST Challenge Updates I will be in and out of the group for the next few weeks. My father-in-law was in a serious accident on Tuesday. While he is going to be ok, it's going to be a long road to recovery. I am going to be busy helping to take care of him and get my mother-in-law to the hospital as often as possible until he is released. Please bear with me. I have posted several challenges for October (which will run for the whole month). Please chose one or all of them to participate in. I will try to chec... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:08:56 EST October Challeng e-Weight loss, calories and more! October is just a few days away. I have come up with a few different things to do for our challenge. Let's see how much we can lose as a team the month of October. IF you want to participate just copy the chart below with your starting weight and come back each Tuesday and post your weight. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> starting weight <BR> week 1 weight <BR> week 2 weight <BR> week 3 weight <BR> week 4 weight <BR> week 5 weight <BR> <BR> Another challenge is for every sparkpoint you get ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:02:42 EST Fall into Fitness!! Autumn is here <em>465</em> and so is your opportunity to get moving <em>318</em> and start a regular exercise routine. Summer may be a time of lazy days, where we slack off and maybe eat too much ice-cream! We know when we get out of our routine, it's our body that suffers. Now's the time to commit, hit the ground runnin' <em>312</em> and get fit. Post your fall fitness goals and check in weekly to let us know how you are doing!! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 17:54:18 EST Question of the week Sept 22 What is your favorite part of fall? <BR> <BR> Mine is pumpkins and cooler weather. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:26:14 EST Sept 22-Sept. 30 Challenge This week work on whatever it is you are struggling with. <BR> <BR> For me that is both diet and exercise. I am getting my water in but that is about it. I will be travelling for work again this week. The hotel has a fitness center which I plan to use. Eating out will be my biggest struggle. Sun, 22 Sep 2013 15:28:11 EST Question week of Sept 15 What is your favorite food at the fair? <BR> <BR> Mine is tatar twisters and corn dogs Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:56:06 EST Sept. 15-22 Nutrition Challenge Fall is quickly approaching and the accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables will be dwindling. I know my garden has begun to go to seed this past weekend (all but the tomatoes and pumpkins). <BR> <BR> Read the following article for tips to increase the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables and get in your 5 fruits and vegetables each day this week. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1153 </link> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:25:05 EST Sept. 15-22 Fitness Challenge How many of us stretch before or after our workouts? Stretching is good for you! <BR> <BR> Read the following article and add stretching into your exercise routine this week. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1261 </link> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:16:58 EST What are you thankful for today? I an thankful for being able to be married for the last 18 years to a wonderful man. Mon, 9 Sep 2013 14:03:25 EST Question of the week September 8 is there any new fall tv shows you plan on watching? <BR> <BR> Dancing with the Stars <BR> Betrayed <BR> Michael J Fox show Mon, 9 Sep 2013 13:56:58 EST Sept. 8-14 Nutrition Challenge Drink 8 glasses of water each day. Once you have done so, leave a spark goodie for a team member that has to do with water!! Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:44:33 EST Sept. 8-14 Fitness Challenge Do an activity of your choice everyday for at least 15 minutes. This can be whatever you choose. Each day come back and post an emoticon for each 5 minutes you complete. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:43:14 EST Fall Chat It is a new season. What is going on in your life? <BR> <BR> Today we are going to my parents for a cookout. Yesterday we went to the movies to see Mortal Instruments City of Bones. I loved it. I was worried on how it would compare to the book. It was pretty close. Have a great day. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:34:19 EST Question week of September 1 Is there any foods off limits? <BR> <BR> Not for me. I can't not eat foods that I love or I will binge on them later. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 12:31:39 EST September 1-7 Nutrition Challenge!!! This week is fairly easy. Just stay within your calorie range!! <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:13:34 EST September 1-7 Fitness Challenge!!! This week's challenge will be a set of 5 daily exercises. Do each set 5 times. If you cannot do them, modify to something you can do. <BR> <BR> Day 1: 5 basketball jumps (jump and pretend to shoot a basketball) <BR> 5 jumping jacks <BR> 5 jump ropes (with or without the rope) <BR> 5 butt kicks (jog in place while kicking heel back) <BR> 5 skater slides (slide or leap side to side throwing one leg behind you) <BR> <BR> Day 2: 5 push ups <BR> ... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 22:11:03 EST Question week of 8/25 Do you have any plans over labor day weekend? <BR> <BR> Not really. We are taking down the pool and going to go see The Mortal Instruments City of Bones. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:01:50 EST Question week of August 18 If you could go anywhere in the world and money was no object where would you go? <BR> <BR> I would love to go to Italy. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:20:21 EST A to Z occupations Astronot(can't thin k of the spelling) Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:50:26 EST Post a seaonal emoticon <em>298</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:48:47 EST Question week of August 11 What has been your biggest struggle throughout your weight loss journey? <BR> <BR> Mine has been getting enough protein and fiber and I struggle on making the right the choices on the weekends. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:47:10 EST August Fitness Challenge This month we are doing a stair challenge. Choose a monument and try to climb the amount of steps shown. Since we have three weeks for this challenge, try to climb at least two. Numbers posted show how many steps you need to complete the monument in ONE week. <BR> If you cannot climb stairs, pledge to walk a set number of steps each day!! Let's start climbing--one step at a time!! <BR> <BR> Washington Monument 228 stairs to the top <BR> Statue of Liberty 354 stairs to the top <BR> Pyrami... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:55:20 EST August Challenge I have been without a computer at home this week! I will get the challenge posted for the month by the weekend. Work has been super busy and haven't had time to get to it there. Take this week to work on something that has been a struggle for you. Mine is exercise. My challenge to myself is to exercise at least 3 times this week (that would be 2 times more than last week.). Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:07:35 EST Question week of August 4 Any last minute summer plans? <BR> <BR> Not for us Mon, 5 Aug 2013 11:57:27 EST Question week of July 28 Do you allow yourself a splurge day? <BR> <BR> I do once a week, usually on Sunday. I still workout out but I am not so strict on my eating and I don't track. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:36:53 EST End of July Nutrition Challenge I am sorry I am late posting this. I have had a VERY hectic two weeks at work. This week, lets cut some junk out of our diets!! A new challenge will be coming for the month of August. Be watching for it!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=332 </link> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:05:44 EST Question week of July 21 Are you into keeping with the royals in England? <BR> Yes. I find them very interesting and I respect Kate. She is so much like Diana. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:47:30 EST July Nutrition Challenge--Week 4 We are almost through the month of July. This week's focus will be to stay within our calorie range. Use the template below to track your success!! <BR> <BR> My calorie range: <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> Sunday: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=387 </link> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:00:24 EST Question week of July 15 Do you have family reunions? <BR> <BR> We do the last sunday of July every year. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:20:53 EST July Nutrition Challenge-Week 3 We all know we should drink more water and with the hottest weeks of summer approaching we need to stay hydrated. It is recommended at least 8 cups of water per day. Use the following template to track your water daily (spark goodies to those who complete the challenge): <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday: <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> Sunday: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=195 </link> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:45:54 EST July Nutrition Challenge-Week 2 This week's focus will be fruits and vegetables. Your challenge is to get 5 daily. An additional challenge will be to try 2 new fruits and/or vegetables. Let us know what you tried and how you liked it. The following chart/article will help you get to know a variety of fruits and vegetables. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_prod.asp </link> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:30:07 EST Question Week of July 7 Do you workout at the gym or at home? <BR> <BR> I workout at home using dvds. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 12:40:47 EST Question for week of July 1 What are your plans for the 4th of July? <BR> <BR> We are going to my husband's company picnic and then watching the fireworks. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:11:21 EST July Nutrition Challenge--Week One This week's challenge is all about protein. Protein fills you up and keeps you feeling fuller longer. Before I start The Spark Solution I had a really hard time getting in all of my protein but now that I do, I really don't eat or snack as much. <BR> <BR> Stay within your protein range that Spark People has provided for you. Track your food intake to learn just how much protein you are getting. I was surprised that I wasn't getting anywhere close to enough. <BR> <BR> Share your ideas on... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:49:23 EST Pick some flowers <em>87</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:56:12 EST streak a goal Do you have a goal that you want to achieve? It can be a fitness or food goal. It takes 21 days to form a habit. <BR> <BR> Think of a goal and streak it here. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:54:48 EST Question for week of June 23 Do you like to swim? <BR> <BR> I do in fact we bought us a pool over the weekend so we don't have to go to the public pool. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:23:54 EST Ideas for Challenges What kinds of challenges would you like to see in this group? I would love to spice things up a bit but I also want to meet the needs of our members. Please let me know what interests you and what you would be interested in participating in. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:25:42 EST Question week of june 9 and June 16 I will be on vacation next week so this question is for this week and next week. <BR> <BR> What are your favorite tv shows? <BR> <BR> Bachlorette <BR> Survior <BR> Amazing race <BR> Hell's Kitchen <BR> anything HGTV <BR> America's Got Talent Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:21:07 EST Did you have Breakfast? <em>4</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 09:52:28 EST Question week of June 2 What is your favorite feature of Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> Mine is the support teams. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 10:43:18 EST June Challenge I borrowed this from a previous challenge but I think it is worth doing again. Each day in June I will post something about nutrition or fitness. It could be a question or a small challenge. Let's get involved and have some fun, share ideas. I will be posting daily something different so come back each day and join in. I am going to go ahead and post this weekend's challenge since I will be busy with birthday parties. <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> June 1: 8 glasses of water--we should all be do... Fri, 31 May 2013 10:10:05 EST Question week of May 27 Do you prefer to exercise indoors or outdoors during the summer? <BR> <BR> I prefer to workout indoors under the conditioning. Mon, 27 May 2013 12:13:17 EST Questio Week of May 19 What is your favorite summer fruit? <BR> <BR> Mine is strawberries and necatrines Mon, 20 May 2013 11:35:15 EST Question week of may 12 Are you going on vacation this summer? <BR> <BR> We are going to Colorado Springs in June. Mon, 13 May 2013 13:26:05 EST Question Week of May 5 Do you garden and if so what do you plant? <BR> <BR> I don't plant because I don't have a green thumb. I tend to kill plants. Mon, 6 May 2013 12:49:45 EST question for week of 4/28 Do you have any pets? <BR> <BR> I have 1 dog. A terrier mix. Her name is cricket. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 11:12:25 EST Abs- Crunches How many crunches can you do per day? How about 25 a day. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:21:22 EST Alphabetical Foods Post any food....alphabetically! <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:12:36 EST Do You Spring Clean? Do U Spring clean? If so, do you work on more than one room at a time....or finish a room before moving on to another? Share any tips that you have. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:21:56 EST Associated With or Like About Spring Post anything that you like about Spring or that you associate with Spring. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:52:52 EST Do It Green In association with St. Patrick's Day....let's post any emoticon that is green. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:43:42 EST Just 4 Today.......... Post what your focus or plans are today. Be it exercise, water, freggies, "me" time, to-do list or whatever. Being accountable really helps us. <BR> <BR> As we have heard....We CAN do, let's get to it! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:14:17 EST NSV (Non Scale Victory) Sometimes we get so focused on what the scale is doing up, down or nothing. We cannot live by the scale alone. What about other positives. Clothes too loose, more energy, etc.? Do you have some non scale victories? Why don't you share some of them here. <BR> <BR> Might be a good motivating factor for you during a down time or motivating for a team mate!! Wed, 6 Mar 2013 12:11:33 EST step by Step... Day by Day Feeling <em>39</em> . Have to get re-energized. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:58:14 EST Find the Hidden Emoticons! This is a fun game! There are many emoticons that SP has used in the past and have gone into hiding! Let's find them and post them here! Each one gets a separate post! <BR> <BR> Here's how to post it: Go to add an emoticon. Click on an emoticon. Once it is posted in the message box, you change the number in the middle to the number we are on. <BR> <BR> SO, if we are on number 4.... you will delete/change the emoticon number in the middle emoticon to 4 and this will be the Hidden emoticon: <... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:40:54 EST Springtime Chat........ Stop by and let us know how you are doing, how your day is going or talk about anything. We are here for each other! <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:34:57 EST Message Removed Message Removed Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:04:37 EST Quote of the day Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. ~Mark Twain Thu, 10 Jan 2013 05:10:57 EST Hey everybody! Hi, my name is Tonya and this is the perfect team for me, because I'm taking things step by step and day by day. I have a few health problems that hinder my progress, so it will take me a little longer than others to reach my goals, but it won't stop me. I'm recovering from a 2 week fight with the flu, so right now I'm taking baby steps to get back on track. I'm not following any particular plan or program, just tracking what I eat and making healthier choices. My goal is to lose 150 lbs by J... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:49:39 EST Reading Corner...share here Do you enjoy reading? What are you reading now (books or magazines) or would you recommend? Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:01:18 EST What Is Your Goal for 2013? Post what you would like to accomplish in the year 2013. Big or small goal(s)....they all count... <em>381</em> Tue, 25 Dec 2012 11:44:02 EST Hi Hi Everyone I just Joined the Team Tonight. I have been on Spark for a while Now. I have lost some weight. I am From Georgia I am 52 Years old Have 4 Daughters 4 Grand Kids and 4 Great grand Kids. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:18:48 EST Grade Yourself for November Well, November is almost over. How did you do? Give yourself a grade. <BR> <BR> Exercise-- <BR> Freggies (Fruits & Vegetables)-- <BR> Water-- <BR> Portion Control-- <BR> Weight Loss-- Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:58:49 EST Hello Hi I am Michelle an Ozzie living in Switzerland. I am a typical yoyo dieter, up and down 20 to 30 kgs a time, but each time gaining a little more than before. I had my Thyroid removed in 2004 and gained 25 kg in that one year alone because of to little thyroid medication. That is sorted and I am now ready to get them off for GOOD! and keep them off. Realised this time round it would be good to have some support. My DH tries to be supportive but doesnt really understand the "emotional eatin... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:06:35 EST Thanksgiving Is.... Post anything about Thanksgiving,what Thanksgiving means to you...your favorite Thanksgiving memories or your plans for the upcoming one. <BR> <BR> Anxious to hear from you! <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 16:41:38 EST What Steps Did You Take Today? What steps did you take today to bring you closer to your goal(s)? They don't have to be big ones....each on counts! Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:56:13 EST Monthly Goal--November The new month is here. What are your goals or would you like to accomplish in the month of November? <BR> <BR> Share them here and let us know how you're doing. Fri, 2 Nov 2012 10:15:43 EST Name 2 Name 2 areas that you are having more difficulty with. <BR> <BR> A few suggestions might be: <BR> <BR> drinking water <BR> cardio exercise <BR> strength exercise <BR> fruits & veggies <BR> enough sleep <BR> nutrition (portion control, emotional eating, snacks, etc) <BR> ME time <BR> organization <BR> de-cluttering <BR> or any that you might think of Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:24:55 EST What Physical Activity Did You Do? Post any action that you did. This will help us keep accountable. All movement counts! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>34</em> <em>312</em> <em>231</em> <em>313</em> <em>332</em> <em>406</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 07:47:35 EST 2 Do or Not 2 Do Post here anything that you will start day at a time <BR> or <BR> Post something that you will NOT day at a time. <BR> <BR> We all have areas that we need to work on, so, who's with me? <BR> <BR> Together, we CAN do it! Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:00:14 EST A-Z 5 Letter Words With NO Repeating Letters album Mon, 1 Oct 2012 11:44:02 EST Weekly Weigh In's After a horrible week I'm back to weighing and doing measurements. <BR> <BR> My Numbers for today are: <BR> <BR> Weight: 254.2 <BR> Bust: 50-1/2 <BR> Waist: 44-1/2 <BR> Hips: 51 <BR> Thighs: 27 <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:11:11 EST Father's Day Any fun healthy plans this weekend? I'll be celebrating with my grandpa. Nothing really just making some dinner, and spending time with him :) <BR> <BR> How about you? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:32:32 EST Happy Mother's Day!!! In light of the fact that Mother's Day is on the horizon, I have to share this. <BR> <BR> A Tribute to Mothers - Everywhere! Remember and enjoy. <BR> <BR> I Owe My Mother... <BR> ************************************** <BR> 1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE . <BR> "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside.. I just finished cleaning." <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me RELIGION. <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My mother taug... Sat, 12 May 2012 16:37:06 EST Challenge 5/2--5/8 To make it a little easier for you this week....all you have to do EVERY day is make 1 healthy choice & come to this thread & post the day & <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Here are some examples... <BR> You practiced portion control <BR> You skipped that 2nd serving <BR> You did some type of physical activity <BR> You took a nap <BR> or whatever you can think of <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 22:11:54 EST What keeps you Motivated? What keeps you motivated? <BR> <BR> What drives you to make the right choices each day? <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 05:14:34 EST Give Yourself a Grade---April April is almost over. How well are you doing with your goals? What areas do you need to improve? Give yourself a grade. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:13:33 EST Hi Everyone Hi everyone, I am new to this team. I decided I needed to try something new. Have been sparking for over a year and haven't lost much. I am extremely frustrated right now, and litterally unmotivated. <em>39</em> I know in my head that I feel better when I excersise, but unmotivated right now. Hopefully you can help. <BR> Thanks, Ann <em>15</em> <em>213</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:26:21 EST Challenge 2/9--2/15 2--4---1 Challenge <BR> <BR> 1. Send a goodie, comment on their page, or send an email message to someone that has encouraged you....let them know that they are appreciated. <BR> <BR> 2. Try Something New – Choose something you have never done before. <BR> For EXAMPLE workout with ...kettlebells, a stability ball, weights, if you already use these you can try a new exercise with them. Just do something, of your choice, you have never done before or do what you do for a longer period of time... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:30:01 EST introduce myself to forum hi, new here, need to loose weight for health reasons. I cant go walking outside of house. Have been doing walking videos, strength, and stretch exercises. it gets very boring with no one to encourage me. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 10:24:31 EST Challenge 2/1--2/8 <em>194</em> Chug-A-Lug Water Challenge <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> We all know that it is vital to drink water. However, sometimes that is more difficult to do than we think. So...we are going to work on this, this week. <BR> <BR> Count your CUPS of water <BR> Post this way... <BR> <BR> My water-- <BR> Team Total-- Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:24:44 EST Health and Fitness Questions and Answers Hi guys, I received a couple of messages from members asking different questions, so I thought I would answer them on here in case any of you were wondering the same thing. Please feel free to ask your own questions on this thread and I will answer them for you (hopefully with some help from other team members). I do this for a living so don't be scared! If you'd rather remain anonymous you can send me a message instead and I'll post the question on the thread myself as I'm doing with these t... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:53:39 EST What are your goals? It's so important to know exactly what you're working towards, especially when losing weight and getting fit. So what are your goals? Write them in order of priority! I know this is hard to do but quite often we try to do everything at once and it becomes overwhelming, which is when we give up! Remember, step by step... <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> *Maintain weight <BR> *Exercise 5 times per week <BR> *Drink 2 litres of water per day <BR> *Eat all carbs before 4pm Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:20:35 EST Hello Hi everyone, I am a new co-leader so just wanted to introduce myself. <BR> <BR> A few years ago I was 40-45lbs overweight. I'd tried all the diets and they worked for a short amount of time but then I got bored, or something came up, or I went back to eating normally and gained everything back. I decided I'd had enough and enrolled at the gym, working with a trainer to create an exercise and nutrition plan. Now I'm at my goal weight, and have been for a while but I still have to work hard to... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:22:31 EST What Kind of Movement Today? Post what kind of movement, exercise that you did today? Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:17:36 EST Kitchen Table Chat Here's where we can talk about our day and anything going on. <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************* <BR> Today I got a huge surprise by my son showing up out of the blue ( see todays blog). I'm still riding the high from him being here but I'm also starting to feel the let down knowing that he's getting further and further away as he's heading back to North Carolina. But he says he'll be back for a full weekend in April or May. So that gives me something to look... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 18:39:05 EST QOTD: JAN. 14TH Do you ever feel like not eating? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> <BR> For me, sometimes I do feel that way but I know better than to give in to it. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:40:37 EST Birthdays & Anniversaries Please tell us your special days so we can celebrate with you. <BR> ****************************************<BR>********************************** <BR> <BR> My birthday is August 20th <BR> My anniversary is April 14th Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:33:13 EST Important: Please Read!!!! Through another team member I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you'll notice your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else s' facebook wall? <BR> <BR> To delete this "Share bar" feature from your blog ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:15:37 EST Additional Co-leaders needed If you would like to help the team out and be added as a co-leader.....please let me know. Either post here or shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:21:58 EST DO YOU HAVE A PROBLEM??? A PROBLEM SHARED BECOMES HALF A PROBLEM <em>198</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 13:42:02 EST Name a Color & Word Associated with it Post a color and word that go together. Tue, 6 Dec 2011 21:56:50 EST December Fitness Minutes We're going to try this, even though it's an extremely busy time of the year. <BR> <BR> All you do is set yourself a goal. How many minutes do you think you'll work out for the month of December? <BR> <BR> Post like (example).... <BR> <BR> Goal Set---500 min. <BR> 12/1---30 min.....470 to goal <BR> <BR> Let's do the best we can....that's what matters! <BR> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 15:44:55 EST Challenge 11/21--11/30 To make it a little easier for you this week....all you have to do EVERY day is make 1 healthy choice & come to this thread & post the day & <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Here are some examples... <BR> You practiced portion control <BR> You skipped that 2nd serving <BR> You did some type of physical activity <BR> You took a nap <BR> or whatever you can think of <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:53:06 EST Name Three Here, we're going to name three things (it can be almost anything) that the last poster asks and then leave our own "Name three...' question for the next person. <BR> <BR> Name three of your favorite fruits...... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:34:04 EST Challenge 11/9--11/16 Track what you eat this week. This can be here on the Sparkpeople nutritional page(& earn sparkpoints) or if it is better for you...write it down. Post a <em>248</em> if you keep track. If you stay within your calories a <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This is not exactly my favorite thing to do...but, it makes me more aware of what I put in my mouth and how much. Wed, 9 Nov 2011 11:15:45 EST Team Picture/Name It has been mentioned that they thought it was time to change things up a little. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think about the current team picture & name. If you would like to see it changed and if you have one that you would like to see be used. This is YOUR, your input is wanted & needed. If you would rather not post here...shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> Will be waiting to hear from you! Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:49:41 EST What Can You Do, for 7 days? Post here what you want or need to do......and, work on it for 7 days. It could be anything from.... <BR> <BR> drinking x amount of water daily <BR> exercise for x amount of time or daily <BR> do x amount of certain kinds of strength exercises daily <BR> eat x amount of fruits/veggies daily <BR> set timer for 10-15 minutes and work on organizing/de-cluttering <BR> You name it and work on it! <BR> <BR> I know...... <em>306</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 13:56:17 EST Hello... another newbie here. Hello, I just got (re)registered on SP and I'm getting geared up to begin a new healthy lifestyle journey once again. I am dealing with some really difficult things in my life right now, but always try to keep a positive attitude and my faith in God. While searching for teams that I thought might be of help to me, I found and joined this one. <BR> <BR> I'm 51 yrs. old and live alone, with my adopted kitty (Kodi). I was born and raised in Mich. and moved to Florida 9 years ago. I liked it the... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:32:29 EST Small Steps....Daily Successes Post any accomplishment that you have made today...and let us share with you. <BR> <BR> Can be about anything. Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:40:33 EST Tip of the Day *** Today's Tip: SNEAKY VEGETABLES <BR> Tired of eating plain veggies? Look for new ways to increase your <BR> vegetable intake. Try adding finely chopped, shredded or pureed <BR> vegetables to any recipe. Vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, <BR> onions and mushrooms make tasty additions. They can be added to <BR> casseroles, rice dishes, sauces, omelets, soups and pasta. Sat, 17 Sep 2011 14:51:20 EST Tip Of The Day 09/16/2011. *** Today's Tip: YOGA BENEFITS <BR> Have you considered giving yoga a try? Our fitness experts say it's a <BR> gentle way to tone, increase flexibility and improve circulation. Yoga <BR> can also help you with body awareness, breathing and stress. Check <BR> out a class at your local fitness or wellness center. There are <BR> several types of yoga. They require various levels of skill and <BR> physical conditioning. Speak to the instructor to make sure that the <BR> class you pick is right fo... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 10:10:37 EST Tip Of The Day *** Today's Tip: DON'T REWARD YOURSELF FOR CALORIES BURNED <BR> Many times people overestimate the calories they burn with exercise, <BR> and they may reward themselves by eating more. If you run for an hour <BR> and then go out for a large high-calorie coffee drink with a large <BR> muffin, you probably consumed more calories than you burned. This may <BR> not be a problem if you are trying to maintain your current weight, <BR> but if your goal is to shed a few pounds, be cautious of feeling... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:28:11 EST (Daily) 20 Pushups--Any Kind 20 Pushups daily--any kind...(can be wall, regular or modified) whatever works for you. Post a <em>248</em> and don't forget to track it on your fitness minutes. <BR> <em>306</em> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:40:38 EST Daily Challeng e(Please check it out daily) <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Today's daily challenge is to read 2 Step by Step team members blogs and leave a comment. Lets motivate and encourange one another. <em>306</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 11:04:04 EST (Daily) 20 toe touches 20 toe touches daily. Post a <em>248</em> and don't forget to track it on your fitness minutes. Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:16:02 EST (Daily) 20 sidebends 20 sidebends daily. Post a <em>248</em> and don't forget to track it on your fitness minutes. <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 5 Sep 2011 20:14:47 EST Team Ideas/Sug gestions? Post your ideas, suggestions for what you'd like to do or see on this team. If you would rather not here....shoot me a private message. This is your opportunity to let us know what would be of help to you. Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:53:08 EST F.I.T. F.....freggies. (1 point for each serving of fruits/vegetables each day) <BR> <BR> I......intense movement. (1 point for each 15 minutes of exercise, no matter <BR> what kind each day) <BR> <BR> T.....track water. (1 point for each 8oz. of water each day) <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>324</em> <em>34</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:00:24 EST I'm leaving this Team!. I've enjoyed being a part of this great team, unfortunately I need to free up some time for me. I'm eliminating a few teams that I'm apart of in hopes that I can get more things done this summer, as I'm spending too much time on the computer & not enough time staying active. For now I am saying goodbye. I will think of you all often. <BR> <BR> As some of you know I go to our lake property every weekend during the summer. I have no internet access there, and I am gone at least 3 days each ... Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:02:24 EST Today, I Feel Like...Emoticon Your Mood Post your mood or how things are going with you....with an emoticon. <em>306</em> Mon, 23 May 2011 10:03:14 EST Food--Yum or Yuck A food will be posted...yum if you like it....yuck if you don't. Then, you post the next food. <BR> <BR> Broccoli? Mon, 23 May 2011 09:59:24 EST Ask & Answer Let's try something different for a few days. I'll start it off by asking a question. The next poster answers that question and asks one of their own. The next poster answers that question and asks one of their own and so on. <BR> <BR> What color are your eyes? Thu, 19 May 2011 11:10:50 EST Roll Call and/or Chat Sometimes we are so busy, that we just don't have time to chat. So, if that is the case with you....stop by and post an emoticon <em>213</em> ....that will let us know that you are still around. <BR> <BR> We'd love to hear how your day is going, has gone, your plans or whatever you want to talk about. <em>223</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:29:32 EST Log Your Miles This month we will be logging miles! Don't worry...if you don't run or walk you can convert any CARDIO minutes into miles....1 mile for every 15 minutes of cardio. (So, for example, 30 minutes of cardio = 2 miles.) <BR> <BR> To give you a little push, there will be NO partial credit on miles. What I mean is, if you you run 2.5 miles, you can only earn 2 miles of credit. If you do 40 minutes of cardio, that is only 2 miles of credit. Hopefully that will motivate you to finish that last half m... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:31:31 EST Step By Step....Walking Step by step is what we are all, for those that would like.....we will start off, by trying to get at least 10-25 minutes of walking in daily.....and build on that. <BR> <BR> For those that want to join here & watch your progress. <em>311</em> Thu, 28 Apr 2011 19:25:37 EST What About It? This is a different type challenge. You get to tell us what you want to see, want to do, or need from this team. The team is only as good as its active & interested members. So...please post at least one suggestion, idea or whatever to let us know. If you have more than one, that's great. Let's the creativity flow and let us know. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 03:44:32 EST 3 Letter Words----A-Z Post any 3 letter words...alphabetically. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:04:35 EST 6 letter word..last letter starts next word Post a 6 letter word. The last letter of the word, will be what the next word starts with. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:02:45 EST W.I.N. Challenge W.I.N. <BR> <BR> W = Water (7 + glasses )--10 pts.daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> I = IGNITE YOUR BODY - (20 minute exercise workout - your choice)--10 pts.daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> N = Nutrition (5 fruits/veggies a day)--10 pts.daily <BR> <BR> Monday: <BR> Tuesday <BR> Wednesday: <BR> Thursday: <BR> Friday: <BR> Saturday: <BR> <BR> P... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:07:42 EST I'm Struggling With..... Post whatever you are struggling with today. Sometimes, others can come up with ways of encouragement, support, motivation or simple tips to help. <BR> <BR> We're here to help each other! <em>223</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:08:26 EST What was your last veggie or fruit that you ate? What was your last veggie or fruit that you ate? Fri, 11 Mar 2011 05:02:28 EST Happy Birthday to you <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <em>76</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to you CAPTAINMORGAN2 I hope you have a wonderful Day. <BR> <BR> Edited to say Happy Anniversary. lol <BR> <BR> Irene Wed, 15 Dec 2010 21:35:15 EST spin the wheel challenge <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <BR> This challenge comes from humlady1. she came up with a great idea for herself and we thought it would be a good one for the whole team to try. Another simple one. All you need to do is come here daily and spin the wheel which is real easy now since it comes up automatically when we log in. If you spin 5 pts you get to choose 5 things on spark to do that day. ... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:41:52 EST Upcoming Challenges I would like to keep the challenges going each month for those who want to join in. I would like to have at least 5 of us doing them tho each month. Please post here what you would like to see on the challenges and I will make them for everyone. thank you Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:39:37 EST Benalinae's October "SPOOKTACULAR CHALLENGE" <em>431</em> <em>419</em> <em>333</em> <em>421</em> <em>423</em> <em>420</em> <em>424</em> <em>422</em> <em>275</em> <BR> <BR> TALLY OF POINTS <BR> <BR> MONTH Activities: <BR> <BR> 1) 25 <BR> 2) See item #2, points (40) to be awarded at end of month <BR> 6) Personal Challenge To not eat in front of the TV all month, points (25) to be awarded at end of month <BR> <BR> DAILY Activities: Item #s 3,4,5,7,8 for 1 point each daily. <BR> 3) Eat 5 vegies/fruit a day = 1 <BR> 4... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:22:58 EST SPOOKTACULAR CHALLENGE <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>258</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> <em>422</em> Another month is upon us team. Are we ready for a new challenge and getting the job done. I sure hope so. this challenge will start October 1st and end October 31st. I hope the team likes this challenge and we all do well with it. You will earn ... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:02:42 EST September Challenge this will be an easy one. wanted to do some type of challenge for those that do participate. <BR> <BR> 1) how much do you want to lose in september and what are some ways you are going to try and achieve that loss. <BR> <BR> 2) write a blog once a week to let us all know how you are doing----good or bad. <BR> <BR> 3) encourage at least 3 team members weekly to do the challenge, stay motivated, or just keep them in the game. <BR> <BR> 4) drink your water daily---at least 8 or more if i... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:52:06 EST Hi New to the group Hello all! My name is Pam. I am new to the group however not new to SP. I have been on several times and seem to let other things get in the way. This time I am determined to make it work! I am here to lose this weight and get healthy. I know SP works and I want and need all the encouragement I can get. I am looking forward to meeting you all and working together for a healthy new us! Sat, 14 Aug 2010 17:39:24 EST Daily Challenge!! Your challenge Saturday August 7th is to MOVE YOUR BODY THROUGH CARDIO EXERCISE FOR 30 MINUTES. It doesn't matter what you do for exercise today (i.e. walking, exercise class or DVD, biking, etc.). The idea is to MOVE YOUR BODY FOR 30! <BR> Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:15:15 EST A-Z words ending in "Y" (game) Post any word ending with "Y". Only catch, has to be alphabetically. <BR> <BR> Let's see what we can come up with. Thu, 5 Aug 2010 10:24:09 EST Click on Team Icon This will be changed periodically. Listen to the words.....If you have a suggestion for a song....let me know. <BR> <BR> Step By Step---Whitney Houston Wed, 4 Aug 2010 16:17:02 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE for the month of august you will answer a different question daily. this will help all of us get to know the members of this great team better. we can also learn different ways to exercise, eat different things and just have fun. so your first question will be: <BR> <BR> Do you visit your local farmers market or grow your own vegetables? Sun, 1 Aug 2010 10:05:19 EST Greetings and Possitive Thoughts Greetings, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark some time ago not really knowing what it was. I discovered it again yesterday (27 July 2010) and decided to give it a go. <BR> <BR> The Law of Attraction is my focus. If I think that I am it will be so. <BR> <BR> Right now I think I am very tired and I am so therefore I guess it works. :-) Wed, 28 Jul 2010 21:14:20 EST F.E.W.Challenge Let's see what we can do! <BR> <BR> F----Food--eat 4-5 fruits & veggies each day <BR> E----Exercise at least 10 minutes a day <BR> W----Water--aim for at least 8 glasses a day <BR> <BR> Come back and post how you did each day or as often as you can. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>258</em> <em>311</em> <em>231</em> <em>194</em> Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:14:48 EST What Area Are You Having Trouble with Today? At times we all have areas that cause us trouble. Be it, getting enough water, finding time to get strength exercise in, figuring out what kind of cardio exercise we do, watching those calories, getting too much salt in our meals, getting enough sleep...etc., or something not health related. <BR> <BR> So, what is it for you today? Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:14:21 EST New girl. Hi all! I've tried SparkPeople in the past, but wasn't ready to start committing to losing weight -- this time feels different, though, so I'm hoping to have a little more success. <BR> <BR> I'm Christa and I'm turning 24 on the 22nd, and decided that I'm both too old and too young to be hating my body and the way it makes me feel. Here's to trying to change that with slow & steady steps that will last for the rest of my life! <BR> <BR> Thank you for having me :) Fri, 11 Jun 2010 11:59:32 EST Two Words---Change One (game) Two words will be post....change one. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Have fun!!! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 18:23:42 EST New to the Team Saw your team out there and thought it would be a good one for me to join. The name of the team is pretty much my philosophy with my weight loss - One Day At A Time!!!! Looking forward to being part of this team! <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 4 May 2010 14:39:09 EST MAY CHALLENGE UPDATE I have added 3 more things for the May challenge. They are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) keep your fat % at 25 or under each day--you can find this on your nutrition page under add a <BR> food-click on finished tracking for the day and then scroll to the bottom of the page and it will <BR> show you a diagram of your fat and other things and what % you had. <BR> <BR> 2) lets see how many spark trophies we can get as a team. follow the link below to see how <BR> you earn the trophies: http://www.s... Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:56:11 EST DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT Sometimes the road is rough but it's the bumps along the way that you learn the most and gain the most strength. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 15:49:42 EST MAY CHALLENGE<BR>tion_articles.asp?id=752 <BR> Go to the link and read the article about spark trophies. this month's challenge is going to be: <BR> <BR> lets see as a team how many trophies we can get. It is UP TO YOU individually how many you get by how much you participate with spark. <BR> <BR> also if you go to the team's main page and under the sparkpoints you will see category leaders---as of right now our team is #11 for sparkpoints for the month and #... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:08:44 EST Hello! Hello everyone! My name is Robin and I'm so glad to have found this team :D I can go for days without a binge or over-doing it, but then I slip away, binge until I've eaten nearly 4000 calories, get mad at myself, go through many emotions, but always seem to bounce back.. Thank goodness, right?! My goal is to eliminate the binges and to take things one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I'm not on land (because of that I don't always have access to SP) often because of my job, working in the Bering S... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 13:49:01 EST APRIL CHALLENGE- -ARE WE READY TEAM <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>437</em> <em>125</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <BR> Here we go. we have 6 of us that want to do this. First thing tho ONLY do what you are able to do. We don't want any injuries from overdoing your workouts or someone <em>175</em> away from too much water. this challenge is easy but will take a little bit of time. <BR> Here it is: <BR> logging your food----50 pts <BR> veggies & fruit------5 pts per serving <BR> water----------------2 ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 18:26:15 EST MARCH TRIVIA OK team instead of a challenge this month we are going to do something fun. I was cleaning out the other day and came across one of my kids games called """TRIVIA FOR DUMMIES""" so we are going to play some trivia this month. Each day I will post a question and for each right answer & each member that plays the team will get 10 pts. So if 10 members answer each day we will get 100 pts that day. lets see how many points we can add up for the month. IF you would like to you can take yo... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 09:33:39 EST Either/Or Let's see how everyone feels this month. Please answer the question before your entry, and then ask your question. It's an either/or question. An example would be: <BR> <BR> Spring/Fall <BR> My answer would be Spring, as I love to see things come to life. <BR> My either/or for the next person to answer is: <BR> <BR> Ice cream/Pie <BR> Whomever wants to answer this let us know and then place a new either/or. This thread will help us to get to know each other with their likes and dislikes... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:00:45 EST 29 DAYS OF FEBRUARY Here is the challenge for February. I am sorry I am late on posting this. I will start with the BONUS part of the challenge. <BR> IF you finish less than 15 days of the month you receive 10 bonus points. <BR> IF you finish between15 and 29 days of the month you will receive 50 points. <BR> IF you finish everyday of the month you will receive 100 pts. <BR> <BR> YOU will receive 5 pts each day you finish the challenge plus your bonus points. <BR> <BR> 2ND BONUS--------5 PTS FOR EACH LB YOU LO... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 18:41:43 EST The Alphabet of Exercising.... Okay ladies, starting Sunday, 17th, whoever is first on the site start us exercising with something that starts with "A"...the next person on the site do "A" and add "B", the next person on the site do "A" "B" and add "C". You can go to the site once a day, or twice a day if you wish, but when you come be ready to exercise and start a new line of exercising. Let's see how long it takes us to get thru the alphabet...maybe a couple of weeks, maybe just a few days... <BR> <BR> Remember to let... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:58:25 EST Challenge of the day -- It's up to you!! <em>306</em> I've noticed with us ladies, me included, that we've kind of fallen out of the boat with the holidays, weather, work, school, family matters.... <BR> <BR> Well let's all grab an oar, a life jacket if it's needed, and start paddling down this "river of life" TOGETHER!!!! Let's strive to help each other in any way we can, whether it's encouragement, or advice, or just listening...but we've got to get ourselves back on that smooth sailing we were on. <BR> <BR> Use this thread... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 23:45:28 EST My school Could Win $100,000! Yahoo! How is everyone? Some of you may have heard of this but US CELLULAR is offering a $100,000 to the top ten schools who recieve the most votes! <BR> <BR> If you do not know anyone who is involved, would you be willing to vote for my school? <BR> <BR> It takes about 1 minute to vote and 1 minute to email me! Simple as that! Imagine what a school could do for $100,000! <BR> <BR> Just email me through SPARK mail or say yes to this post and I will email you with a voting code and directions! ... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:42:56 EST FIRST CHALLENGE FOR THE NEW YEAR 1) SPIN THE WHEEL DAILY FOR POINTS------THIS WILL BE WORTH 2 PTS PER DAY <BR> 2) BLOG ONCE A WEEK AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING---5 PTS PER WEEK <BR> 3)USE YOUR TRACKERS------1 PT PER DAY <BR> 4)GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK AND PRINT 31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS AND POST DAILY ABOUT THAT DAY--1 PT PER DAY <BR> <BR> vation_articles.asp?id=746 <BR> 5)BONUS TIME----READ A BOOK-----10 PTS FOR EACH BOOK YOU READ UP TO 30 PTS. OR READ SOMETHING ON SPAR... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:26:07 EST