SparkPeople SP Class of December 9-15, 2007 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12735 This team is for all new members who joined SparkPeople from December 9-15, 2007. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of December 9-15, 2007 Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=12735 Hey SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x60552432 hey folks, I am David Smith and I need to lose a lot of weight. My life literally depends on it. I just hope to find some support and meet people that are struggling with weight issues like myself. It's time to stop talking about it and get down to business. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:57:38 EST Happy New Year 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x51390562 I was out on one of my long walks and my mind started thinking of things that happened in the past that had started me on the path to who I am today. One of the things that I had remembered and sparked a deep emotion, was the first time I had to pay a water bill that was mine. Dad had always paid the bill and you knew electricity wasn't free because you always heard "turn off the lights! What? Do you think electricity is free" but water? Waste it, no you didn't want to waste it, but pay for i... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:51:15 EST Happy Holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x45624281 <em>499</em> <em>446</em> <em>444</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Happy winter holidays to all, which ever you celebrate, have a warm, happy season and plenty of Love of friends and family! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Keep active! Keep this lifestyle in mind as we work with our healthy bodies! Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:19:44 EST General nonesense http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x30604549 Hey it is almost January. Thought I would say hello. And check in today to see how everyone is doing. Happy New Year's group. It is not to late to begin again. If you were really successful write me a message and give me hope. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 11:09:58 EST Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x25956941 Cardio or strength ? Sun, 31 May 2009 19:44:55 EST Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x25956933 Cardio or strength ? Sun, 31 May 2009 19:44:43 EST Where is everyone??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x22540733 Kinda quiet in here....hope everyone is doing well with their goals!!!!!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 09:35:27 EST Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x19265832 It's a beautiful Canadian Thanksgiving and may be hard to stick to what works, but wonderful to be able to give thanks. I'm 5 pounds lighter, but working hard for it( - need to reset my metabolism?) <BR> I walk, do Curves 3x weekly, swim and get 13 000 - 18 000 steps at work daily. <BR> What about detox, especially after feast holidays? Anyone know the best way? <BR> Take care! Sun, 12 Oct 2008 12:41:06 EST New health and fitness challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x17746827 I am back to toning up after my lazy couple of weeks and my birthday. This week i would like us to think about how much calcium we are getting in our diet and make sure it is enough! <BR> <BR> Food standards agency link http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/asksam/hea...?vi<BR>ew=textonly <BR> http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydie...u<BR>m/#elem220705 <BR> <BR> 8+ glasses of water a day will get you 1pt <BR> No junk food or soda daily 2pts <BR> 5 of your 5 a day will get you 1 pt. <BR> Calcium i want e... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 17:08:32 EST New challenge for nutrition and fitness!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x17313218 I hope you are all ready for this challenge! <BR> This challenge has nutritional aspects as well as the traditional exercise. I have tried to balance the two, for the best results! <BR> <BR> Firstly for the nutritional challenge: <BR> <BR> Everyone must track their food and drink, all of it, every little mouthful! If you do not know its calorie content PUT IT DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM IT. I don’t mind if you use the tracker or a piece of paper. Whatever works best for you? <BR> <BR> Everyon... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 15:52:35 EST WooHoo! I Have Now Lost 22 Pounds with You and SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x17140263 As some of you know on the team I have been so busy caring for my mom and going back and forth to the hospital and doctors that I just had not been able to weigh in properly the first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> Well yesterday I did and discovered I had not just lost the one pound I had been waiting for to get to my goal of 20 pounds lost, but I had lost 4 pounds!! <em>244</em> <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> My close are fitting lose and when I went to the store to by an emergency bottle ... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:16:17 EST Challenge - Week 17!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x17104904 Hi everyone! Challenge runs from Monday July 28 thru Sunday August 3. <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is a simple one. Stay within your calorie range every day AND do SOMETHING every day even if it's just for a few minutes or as many as 10 or 20 minutes. You don't have to workout hundreds of minutes per day to get the benefit of working out. <BR> <BR> Remember that many of your chores and tasks count in the fitness tracker, too! COUNT EVERYTHING you do. Count the minutes you spend cleanin... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 15:17:16 EST Challenge Week 16! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x16872172 I'm sorry it wasn't posted earlier. I worked 16 hours yesterday and had a bit of sleep to catch up on. <BR> <BR> Let's keep along with Ladycashel's theme. I liked the point game so I'm going to take us back there. Make sure you keep track of every minute of exercise. For walking, or low impact aerobics, give yourself one point. For jogging, or medium impact aerobics, give yourself 2 points. For high impact interval training give yourself 3 points. For each minute of strength training g... Sun, 20 Jul 2008 11:29:36 EST Challenge Week 15!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x16676272 <BR> Sorry everyone for my erratic posting, i will do my best to exercise this week. I have still been active, just packing boxes and panicking LOL <BR> <BR> This week i want us to keep a tally of every minute we exercise:) I would also like us to try out something new. A new class, a new dvd a new SP video? Please share and let us know what new exercise you managed this week! I love new ideas... <BR> <BR> I would also like us to stay in range daily and drink enough water! <BR> <BR> Th... Mon, 14 Jul 2008 05:42:28 EST Fitness and Nutrition challenge week fourteen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x16439771 This challenge has nutritional aspects as well as the traditional exercise that we all love. I have added the nutritional side as we all know that diet is 80%+ controlling out food intake. <BR> <BR> Firstly for the nutritional challenge: <BR> Everyone must track their food and drink, all of it, every little mouthful! If you do not know its calorie content PUT IT DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM IT. I don’t mind if you use the tracker or a piece of paper. Whatever works best for you? <BR> Everyone ... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 08:15:10 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x16351075 I have been taking a long walk on my lunch break. I love it. However, I have noticed, and it's getting worse, that while I'm walking, my hands and feet start to swell up. I make sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after, and I'm already on a diuretic for my blood pressure. Does anyone have any suggestions? It's so bad I can barely write chart notes for the remainder of the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Dawn Wed, 2 Jul 2008 13:26:17 EST Fitness challenge week thirteen! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x16255978 For this week’s challenge, I would like us to attempt the following... <BR> Every minute we do of walking will count as one point. Cardiovascular exercise (aerobics/kickboxing/ anything that raises heart rate over 60%) will get two points. Strength exercises/weights will get two points and TREBLE points for HIIT training. We can earn bonus points with the following DAILY extras. <BR> <BR> 1. No junk food will get you 5 points. <BR> 2. 20+ triceps kickbacks or pullovers will get you 5 poin... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 14:46:13 EST Fitness and Nutrition challenge week 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x16038632 I liked this challenge, so i would like us to do it again!!!!! <BR> This week i would like us to count up our points!!! Every minute we do cardiovascular exercise will get one point. Strength exercises will get a point and a half. All HIIT (High intensity interval training) exercise will get double points. We can earn bonus points with the following DAILY extras. <BR> <BR> 1. Staying in calorie range will give you 5 points. <BR> 2. Eight or more glasses of water will get you 5 points. <BR... Sun, 22 Jun 2008 14:30:24 EST Pedometer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x15952024 I've decided to start a reward program for myself. For each 10 lb loss I am going to reward myself with new fitness equipment. I'm near that 10 lb mark again and would like a nice pedometer. I got one from my health insurance company but it's a real cheapy and would like to get a "good" one. Does anyone have any ideas? <BR> <BR> Dawn Thu, 19 Jun 2008 11:27:57 EST Fitness and nutrition challenge week eleven. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x15829080 This week i would like us to count up our points!!! Every minute we do cardiovascular exercise will get one point. Strength exercises will get a point and a half. All HIIT (High intensity interval training) exercise will get double points. We can earn bonus points with the following DAILY extras. <BR> 1. Staying in calorie range will give you 5 points. <BR> 2. Eight or more glasses of water will get you 5 points. <BR> 3. 30 crunches will get you 5 points <BR> 4. 10 push ups or modified push u... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:45:24 EST Fitness challenge Week Ten. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x15626092 This week I would like us to focus on the three key elements of exercise, cardio, strength and stretching. There are three levels to this challenge, please pick a level and let us know what you are aiming for! The challenge will start on Monday and last for seven days. <BR> The minutes are for the week:) If you pick a level and are having a good week feel free to change levels. If you are having a bad week let us know and we will try to motivate you or sympathise:)) <BR> <BR> Silver challe... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 14:52:42 EST Week 9 Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x15408910 This week i want us to keep a tally of every minute we exercise. I would also like us to continue staying within calorie range and have eight or more glasses of water/squash a day. <BR> <BR> The minutes are for the week! <BR> <BR> - Silver Level - 250 minutes <BR> - Gold - 500 minutes <BR> - Platinum - 650 minutes!! <BR> <BR> Who is with me? I am aiming for gold this week. <BR> This challenge will begin on Monday and last the whole week. Sun, 1 Jun 2008 05:22:37 EST Week 8 Fitness and Nutrition challenge:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x15237162 <BR> Sorry it is a repeat of a last week's challenge:) <BR> <BR> Goodluck everyone! <BR> <BR> This challenge has nutritional aspects as well as the traditional exercise that we all love. I have added the nutritional side as we all know that diet is 80%+ controlling out food intake. <BR> <BR> Firstly for the nutritional challenge: <BR> Everyone must track their food and drink, all of it, every little mouthful! If you do not know its calorie content PUT IT DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM IT. I do... Mon, 26 May 2008 13:05:51 EST Week seven nutrition and fitness challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x14999355 I hope you are all ready for this challenge! <BR> <BR> This challenge has nutritional aspects as well as the traditional exercise that we all love. I have added the nutritional side as we all know that diet is 80%+ controlling out food intake. <BR> <BR> Firstly for the nutritional challenge: <BR> Everyone must track their food and drink, all of it, every little mouthful! If you do not know its calorie content PUT IT DOWN AND STEP AWAY FROM IT. I don’t mind if you use the tracker or a piec... Sat, 17 May 2008 16:32:42 EST Tell me what you think? Any ideas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x14981262 Please does anyone have any ideas for next weeks challenge?? <BR> <BR> I would love some ideas? Nutrition or fitness based??? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Fri, 16 May 2008 17:09:56 EST Week Six Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x14845472 There are 3500 calories per pound of body fat. In order to lose just one pound of stored fat we need to burn of 3500 calories!! <BR> I suggest that we try to lose either 0.5lb (1750 cals) or 1lb (3500 cals) by exercising only. Anything that raises your heartbeat, walking, jogging, gym, strength, cardio etc. Your calories for activities can be found in the fitness tracker. <BR> Since strength and stretching should be a part of everyone's fitness schedule. They have been assigned calories per... Mon, 12 May 2008 07:29:56 EST Strength Challenge for Week Five! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x14634820 This weeks challenge will start tomorrow and will last all week. I want us to be 'as strong as we can be':) Each pound of muscle we have burns 30/50 calories a day! <BR> <BR> 100 minutes for the week 'Silver' Challenge. <BR> <BR> 175 minutes for the week 'Gold' Challenge. <BR> <BR> 250+ minutes for the week 'Platinum' Challenge. <BR> <BR> These minutes are to include strength training and flexibility/stretching. You can use SP strength plans, strength DVDs, free weights, Pilate's, Yog... Sun, 4 May 2008 15:45:23 EST WALKING FOR FITNESS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x14415507 Walking for fitness <BR> In addition to improving cardiovascular health walking helps with back pain, artritis, osteoporosis, varicose veins, reducing cholsetreol and other medical problems. I would like us to spend this week trying to incorporate as much walking as we can into our daily routines. You can walk as slow or as fast as you like. You can walk indoors or outdoors, with or without weights , treadmills or walking dvds and any sort of terrain you like:) <BR> All challenges are for the... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:39:40 EST Week four Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x14415451 This week i want us to keep a tally of every minute we exercise:) I would also like us to try out something new. A new class, a new dvd a new SP video? Please share and let us know what new exercise you managed this week! I love new ideas... <BR> <BR> I would also like some fresh ideas for challenges??? <BR> <BR> The minutes are for the week! <BR> <BR> - Silver Level - 250 minutes <BR> - Gold - 500 minutes <BR> - Platinum - 650 minutes!! <BR> <BR> Who is with me? I am aiming for gold ... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 16:36:24 EST Week 3 Fitness Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x14176815 This week I would like us to focus on the three key elements of exercise, cardio, strength and stretching. There are three levels to this challenge, please pick a level and let us know what you are aiming for! The challenge will start on Monday and last for seven days. <BR> The minutes are for the week:) If you pick a level and are having a good week feel free to change levels. If you are having a bad week let us know and we will try to motivate you or sympathise:)) <BR> <BR> Silver challeng... Sat, 19 Apr 2008 16:33:59 EST Take 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x14123920 After almost a month of staying in my ranges (except last Saturday and Sunday) and not loosing weight the way I want to (or at all), I've decided to start again. Only this time I'm letting spark plan my meals. It's more than just staying in your ranges and exercising! I need help planning healthy meals. =) <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:13:55 EST Week 2 Fitness Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x13981386 There are 3500 calories per pound of body fat. In order to lose just one pound of stored fat we need to burn of 3500 calories!! <BR> I suggest that we try to lose either 0.5lb (1750 cals) or 1lb (3500 cals) by exercising only. Anything that raises your heartbeat, walking, jogging, gym, strength, cardio etc. Your calories for activities can be found in the fitness tracker. <BR> Since strength and stretching should be a part of everyone's fitness schedule. They have been assigned calories per... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 06:12:23 EST That cute little graphic in the corner... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x13859758 You know the one - It is a graphic image of you at before and after shots. Where did you guys find the tools to create those? I've been looking everywhere, but can't find it :( <BR> <BR> Help please! <BR> <BR> ~*~*~*~*~ Nevermind... I found it ~*~*~*~*~ <BR> <em>20</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2008 12:42:54 EST 'Week one' Fitness challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x13789176 We have a new challenge that will start tomorrow Tuesday 4/8/08 and will last all week. These will be followed up with new weekly fitness challenges. These will be designed to complement the challenges already running! <BR> This week is a favourite of mine(a fellow SP member motivated me with this challenge), i want us to be 'as strong as we can be' this week:) Each pound of muscle we have burns 50 calories a day! 100 Min's in strength training and flexibility/stretching. SP strength plans, ... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 15:23:13 EST Learning to say no http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x13715915 I've been on the path of weight loss for two weeks now. I've lost 4 lbs. I've mostly been staying in my ranges, only going over on occasion and typically just one range (usually fats or carbs). If I do go over it's not by much. <BR> <BR> Today was my boss's birthday and there was cake. The piece I had was small, but I've been feeling guilty ever since. I've adjusted the rest of my meals today to make sure I stay within my ranges. <BR> <BR> So I guess I have a couple of questions... What ... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 22:11:38 EST Late to the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x13715275 My name is Kandice. I'm 27 and looking for an attitude change. =) I'm married and have a two year old daughter. I live in the Seattle area. <BR> <BR> I joined spark back in December based on a friends recommendation. But I knew I wouldn't start until after the holidays. After the new year I thought I'd go at it alone... Instead of loosing weight I gained! <BR> <BR> So March 20th I officially started my spark routine. <BR> <BR> I've been working for the same company for 7 years now. In th... Fri, 4 Apr 2008 21:45:06 EST Sexy by Summer Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x13581710 Hey ladies and gents!!! Do you want to look and feel great in your swimwear this summer, your summer dress, shorts or anything that you don't feel like you are ready to get into!! Well here's the challenge that's going to get us ready!! The challenge is going to have weekly things that we incorporate or changein our diet and exercise routine to get us ready for for the beach. Each week we will have something different that we will change or add with the previous week numbered anywhere from 1 ... Mon, 31 Mar 2008 23:40:41 EST a newbie oldie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x13292789 hi all... I joined in December but so much had happened in my life I had no time to get on the computer. But, I'm at a point of disgust with myself {and that can't be good} so I figured I should focus on me and then the other aspects of my life will be okay and even thrive when I'm doing better... <BR> <BR> <BR> So that's my introduction... nice to meet ya all. <BR> <BR> ~Tammy Fri, 21 Mar 2008 07:47:58 EST The Amazing Goal Chase!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x13141117 Okay guys, this challenge is a challenge for me because I don't like running but I figured, it wouldn't really be a challenge if it wasn't...LOL! Our goal for this challenge is to run 5 miles!! Yes, I said it, "5 MILES" I can't run one unless it's jump roping...LOL!! But we are going to do this together. The good part about it is, you can do it at your own pace and you have an entire week to complete the 5 miles. Whoever finishes the 5 miles first is the winner of the race!! Everyday that you... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 13:31:37 EST Really FED UP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x12520081 I am really cross and fed up. I have been doing all the stuff i am supposed to, and i have not moved the DAMN scale. I don't care about inches anymore i have told myself that for three weeks! I am so close to eating all the chocolate and pizza i can find! <BR> Honestly, i know inches count... I just wanted some pounds gone too. I can maintain my weight eating bad food! For all this effort i want RESULTS!!!!! <BR> Sorry i will take this all back tomorrow and keep trying, i just wanted to get... Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:33:02 EST Need Fiber? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x12371710 If you are a yogurt eater, then Yoplait and Fiber One have teamed up to create some yogurt that has 5 grams of fiber in each serving... <BR> <BR> I bought some yesterday at Wal-Mart...it's the small cups (4 oz)..80 calories! Mon, 18 Feb 2008 09:02:49 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x12046810 My name is Katie. My sister actually got me started on this site a month or two ago. I didn't really know what was going on(How to figure out the site), and was finishing up fall semester. Well excuses, excuses...I'm TRYING to get back on track now. With the exception of today I went and worked out since Sunday. Today I couldn't get a total workout due to the weather. I live in Wisconsin and we are having a terrible storm, so gyms are closed, but I did do some strength exercises at home. I've... Wed, 6 Feb 2008 21:57:05 EST Total Loss as of 2/3/2008 (or your last weigh in) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x11938287 hey other members of SP Class of 12/9-15/07! <BR> <BR> How much has everyone lost so far? Sun, 3 Feb 2008 14:55:27 EST Tight and Toned Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x11935587 Hey team, this challenge will begin tomorrow and last for a week. Every week the exercise will change. We will be working on different areas of the body, kinda like circuit training. This weeks ( February 4th - February 10th) will be: <BR> <BR> * Squats with hand weight* <BR> <BR> You have to do 100 squats over the course of the day, if you do more, that's great. Please post if you are in on the challenge and the amount you did for the day!! This will begin tomorrow guys!! If we do any exer... Sun, 3 Feb 2008 12:46:29 EST Increase intensity not time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2705x12735x11760688 noticed that when we hit a plateau, alot of us will simply increase the amount of minutes we exercise but you don't have to do that. You will burn just as many calories if you just increase your intensity instead of your time. Many of us don't like to spend hours working out or being at the gym for over an hour. When on the treadmill for thirty minutes, to break your plateau, put that bad boy on a 7 to 10 incline for thirty minutes. The same applies to the elliptical machines, increase your l... Mon, 28 Jan 2008 22:13:55 EST What exactly is your weight loss plan ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x11643685 People ask me all the time what am I doing as far as my eating is concerned to lose the pounds. As far as my eating is concerned, I don't eat anything fried, only baked, grilled, broiled or boiled, I don't add salt to my food and I only season with Ms. Dash and Mortin's lite salt, I only drink water with the exception of some hot lemon water with three splendas to get rid of water retention, I eat two 100 calorie snacks per day, I'm not a breakfast person for real so it's always a power bar o... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 21:50:48 EST Better Late then Never http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x11488722 I know I joined a long time ago but I have just now started fully using this site. I look forward to getting to know all of you and cheering you on! <BR> Chrystal Sun, 20 Jan 2008 12:53:23 EST Milestones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x11438929 I passed two great milestones this week. First, I weighed my self on the doctor's style scale at the gym, and for the first time I got to move the bigger weight down to the next step (from the 250 range to the 200 range). It's still 5 lbs more than what my scale at home says, but it was very exciting since I've been hovering at 251 on the gym scale for a couple of weeks. <BR> <BR> Second, a couple of weeks ago I bought a pair of pants that were a little too small with the idea that I would b... Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:11:33 EST I need a motivation boost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x11434790 I was doing really well. I wasn't losing a whole lot of weight but I was making healthy changes. Last week I was sick and didn't watch what I ate. This week I was supposed to change my exercise schedule to be more in line with what my husband was doing. All that's happened is that it's now been nearly two weeks since I've been to the gym and I can't find the push to get me going again. <BR> <BR> On the positive side, I did better watching my food intake yesterday. I didn't track and I d... Fri, 18 Jan 2008 11:09:03 EST NEWBIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x11186530 QUESTIONAIRE: <BR> 1. Name:Bobbi <BR> 2. Place: York Pa <BR> 3. Birthday: 1/6/81 (Yes I just turned 27...YIKES) <BR> 4. Beginning Weight: 198 <BR> 5. Target Weight: 120 <BR> 6. Marital status: married <BR> 7. Children: 2 (Ages 2 and 4 months) <BR> 8. Grandchildren: None <BR> 9. Pets: None <BR> 10. What are your strengths: Try to stay positive, kind, understanding, patient, great listener <BR> 11. What are your weaknesses: sometimes start things without seeing them through to the end <BR> 13. ... Thu, 10 Jan 2008 22:50:18 EST What's Your Reward? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x11174597 I've been trying to come up with some "rewards" to treat myself to at various points in my future weight loss. So far I plan on buying myself some new shoes when I reach one my fitness goals, and I know that I want to get a tatoo when I reach my goal weight. I'm curious to hear what rewards other people have in mind. Thu, 10 Jan 2008 15:50:49 EST Great Podcast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2705x12735x11028787 I found out about this great podcast through another group, and I thought some other people here might enjoy it. It follows a program called "Couch to 5k" that is supposed to be able to turn almost anyone into a runner, through interval training. The podcast is basically some good workout music with cues at the beginning and end of each interval. Even if you're not up to running yet, I think it could be helpful just to increase your walking pace. So far I've run with the program twice and hav... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 19:40:10 EST Hi All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x11020821 I'm Dana... I joined in December, but I'm just getting started tomorrow. I'm looking for fun and encouraging friends to help me muddle through. <BR> To all of you, keep up the good work... and feel free to count on me for a friendly and supportive word, should you ever need it. Sun, 6 Jan 2008 15:26:35 EST Arrrgh kill the scale (just a rant) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10982001 Okay, I was swimming today and went to the scale and lo and behold, I'm basically at my starting weight, or to be really exact even MORE than my starting weight, despite the fact that I started about four weeks ago. I have no idea why--I mean sure, it's the holiday season and I haven't exactly been Miss Fitness Angelic the entire time, but I have been working consistently and hard, putting in lots of cardio, eating clean enough that results should be forthcoming... <BR> <BR> On the other han... Sat, 5 Jan 2008 06:15:55 EST End Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10963770 Does anyone else have mixed feelings about how they might look after loosing all the weigh? <BR> <BR> I've been overweight since high school, so I have no idea what I'll really look like at my goal weight. I'm excited and committed to reaching that weight and maintaining it, but some times I worry that I won't like how I look. For example, I have a rather larger chest, which I'm afraid will look out of proportion with my future skinny body. Fri, 4 Jan 2008 13:37:41 EST A Word of Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2705x12735x10932496 Today is a SparkPeople anniversary for me. I have been a member of SparkPeople for 365 days as of today. I have managed with lots of help and encouragement to lose 75 of 90 pounds. It is a great feeling. <BR> <BR> I am letting you know this, to let you know that you too can succeed at this. I was as unlikely a person to accomplish any of this as anyone. I was over 300 pounds, not very self-disciplined and hated exercise. My famous saying was "Walk? That is why I bought a car, so I wou... Thu, 3 Jan 2008 14:17:21 EST Jump into 2008 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x10912951 Guys several of us on the team are really pumped about doing a jump roping challenge!!! Of course this is right up my ally since this is what helped me to lose the majority of my weight!! I know there are many of us who haven't jumped rope in a long time so or probably not at all. Don't over do it!! Do what you can handle! Jump roping for 10 minutes is equivalent to running one mile and it burns just as much calories in 10 minutes as a 30 minute workout!!! If you can't do the straight up and ... Wed, 2 Jan 2008 22:32:11 EST Challenges???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10898093 Are we gonna do a challenge this week or month? Wed, 2 Jan 2008 14:27:01 EST 2008 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10868679 I saw this topic in another group, and I thought it might be fun to share here too. Here are my goals for the new year. <BR> <BR> 1) Have a wardrobe on only "regular" size clothes. <BR> <BR> 2) Go on a really good date. <BR> <BR> 3) Find a job I love. <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2008 17:16:39 EST Where did you get those virtual bodies? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10859943 Silly question, but I see many people have these virtual bodies. I was wondering what site you used to create them. Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:41:09 EST got a problem.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10859246 So I broke (or sprained or something) my big toe a couple weeks ago and it hurts pretty bad, so I've been putting off the cardio b/c I stay on my feet all the time at work and I don't want more to put more pressure on it than I have to. BUT the no cardio thing is killing the weight loss. Anyone know of anything I can do to get some cardio in without paying for it later??? Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:13:01 EST got a problem.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10859240 So I broke (or sprained or something) my big toe a couple weeks ago and it hurts pretty bad, so I've been putting off the cardio b/c I stay on my feet all the time at work and I don't want more to put more pressure on it than I have to. BUT the no cardio thing is killing the weight loss. Anyone know of anything I can do to get some cardio in without paying for it later??? Tue, 1 Jan 2008 11:12:42 EST Is it just me?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10790930 We all started around the same time. I have lost 5 lbs and I am thrilled. <BR> <BR> I am starting to lose momentum. I go onto the motivation articles and I really try to keep myself focussed but I am FAILING! Yesterday I had a Big Mac Meal (not super sized or anything but still!). I have no motivation to exercise. I want to lose weight but I am struggling! <BR> <BR> Anyone else having the same problem or is it just me? If so, what are you guys doing to fix it? <BR> <BR> Megan Fri, 28 Dec 2007 17:11:21 EST How long before .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10785363 Hey all, <BR> <BR> I've only been doing this for a couple of weeks..the first week I didn't exercise at all but I started changing my eating habits. So far I've lost 2 pounds (its a start <em>244</em> ) and I've been going to the gym everyday and eating right...I'm just wondering how long did it take to see a significant amount of weight loss? Fri, 28 Dec 2007 11:53:18 EST I didn't realize... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10759826 Christmas was good, BUT.... after looking at the family pictures of my sisters and I and NOW realize how FAT I am!! I about fell over! I mean, I knew, but...denial takes over until the pictures... <BR> <BR> Has anyone else had the same experience this holiday season? <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 26 Dec 2007 23:50:14 EST Do you weigh more than you look? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10758308 According to all the health and insurance sites we should all be a certain weight according to our height and age......The BMI calculations also show a particular weight for height and age.... <BR> I am a grandmother over 50, exercise and work out at the gym...while working with a personal trainer, she discovered that I am really, really strong...and have lots of muscle...my handshake can make a man wince...I have been asked why I am trying to lose weight as I don't look look like I need to..... Wed, 26 Dec 2007 21:55:31 EST Making the most of the day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10739013 As arose early this morning, and was up as the grandchildren began to emerge from their sleep. 6 of my 7 are here for this day. We await their parents to join us. Breakfast, waffles in an hour or so. The presents for the kids. I am a blessed man and so glad I am here. This is why I started my weight loss journey, so I can be part of days like this for a long, long time. May your day be just as blessed. Tue, 25 Dec 2007 11:04:30 EST Goals for 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10702426 Hey guys, since it's so close to the end of 2007. I thought now would be a good time to have an idea of what it is we want out of 2008. <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> <BR> 1. To continue to tone all over!! <BR> <BR> 2. To maintain my goal! <BR> <BR> 3. To finish up my certification for trauma and substance abuse counseling. <BR> <BR> 4. Spread the spark to others! <BR> <BR> 5. continue to live a happy healthy life. Fri, 21 Dec 2007 23:51:11 EST I LOST 7LBS EVERYBODY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10683826 I WAS SHOCKED, I LOOKED AT THE SCALES REAL CLOSE! IT'S TRUE, IT'S TRUE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>198</em> <em>91</em> Thu, 20 Dec 2007 17:05:17 EST Craving Busters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2705x12735x10682434 Just wondering if anyone else has come up with some creative solutions for satisfying those cravings yet. Last night discovered Sugar-Free Jell-O Chocolate Pudding cups. Only 60 calories, and (at least to me) they taste just like the real thing. Thu, 20 Dec 2007 15:21:13 EST Restaurant Strategies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10647586 Anyone have any good tips for eating out without pigging out? So far the best thing I’ve come up with is, if possible, to look at the menu and nutrition information online before I’m at the restaurant and pick something healthy before I go. That way I think with my head instead of my stomach. Any other ideas? Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:57:43 EST Past diets and why Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10644467 What sorts of diets or changes have you tried in the past and what brought you to SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> I've had a problem with my weight since 13 so I feel like I've tried everything. I've had success with some things but have never met my goal weight and have never maintained a healthy weight. I've been on Weight Watchers, the South Beach Diet and, just trying to do it on my own. <BR> <BR> I like that Spark has a way to track your calories in and calories out. It's all right there for... Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:49:48 EST Digging out from under snow in Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10616845 Just wanted to stop and introduce myself! I'm a music teacher from Missouri. (Kinda snowed under right now). I'm loving this website! Sun, 16 Dec 2007 20:37:15 EST greetings from winterpeg, manitoba, canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10615405 i haven't quite figured out how to use all the resources here, but i'm happy to be part of this team. <BR> check out my page for more info. Sun, 16 Dec 2007 18:23:38 EST Hej Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10607840 I am new here, I am a ex- 305lb gal whom is down to 135.7lbs now. Hope to meet some nice folks, whom I can share my up and downs with. <BR> <BR> cheers <BR> Rena Sun, 16 Dec 2007 04:21:08 EST The Biggest Loser Finale!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10607287 I am a die hard Biggest Loser Fan. I am so anxious and excited to see the Finale! I can't wait to see the winner. Any other Biggest Loser fans on the team! Who are you cheering for! I really didn't connect too much with anyone on the Black team, however, I do like the Black Team. I really wanted Niel and Bryan to stick around for the Blue and Red team. If I had a choice out of the Black team, it would be Bill, Isabeau or (Dang I forgot her name just that quick) the lady that's the stay at hom... Sun, 16 Dec 2007 01:02:23 EST Hello Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10602473 Hi Everyone. I started yesterday on this website and really like what I've discovered about it so far. Plus, all of us that started this week are a team. Let's keep each other informed about different things we learn along the way. I know I could really use any new information that comes my way. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to interacting with all of you and encouraging each other. <BR> Sat, 15 Dec 2007 16:20:46 EST Hi, I guess I'm one of the new ones here...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10599232 It aughtta.... be interesting trying to stick to an eating plan in the month with the biggest temptations....sure makes one more aware of what is going into the mouth....Been to a company dinner,buffet brunch, lunch and dinner with friends...and so far so good..even had dessert.... <BR> Sat, 15 Dec 2007 11:03:13 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10596729 Just wanted to poke my head in and say hi. I'm looking forward to this journey. For the longest time I was depressed because I used to weigh 300 lbs and lost down to 155...then I had to go on meds that caused me to gain 110 lbs in 8 months and now I have to lose it again...but I really think I can do this and I'm looking forward to never having to do it again. Sat, 15 Dec 2007 07:10:43 EST Another newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10593513 Hi! My name is Molly and I'm new to Sparkpeople. I am really glad that my job linked me to it - I had to do an assessment for our benefits and it came up because I said I'd like to lose a little weight. This is just the type of site I need to use because it's scientific, and so am I. I am a high school science teacher. I ran my first marathon last year, and would like to improve on my time this year, and I think that if I lose a little weight that could help me out. So, I'm glad I'm here!... Fri, 14 Dec 2007 21:26:57 EST My First Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10592215 This is our first weekend since joining SP and I don't know about you guys but I am SCARED! I am hoping that I can get through. I figure this is one of many hurdles that are to come and I am glad to have support from all of my Team members! <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> Fri, 14 Dec 2007 19:06:46 EST Hello,Newbie here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10590647 Hello. My name is Livvy. I am an 18 year female. I am glad I found this website. My New Year Resoultion is to lose some weight so I feel better for myself. I am not doing this for anyone but myself. I am glad that there are websites and forums like this that help people like myself in situations like these. Fri, 14 Dec 2007 16:43:43 EST starting weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10578000 :) I just joined today. My beginning weight is 171.....good luck to everyone!! I'm trying to figure out how to delete this I posted it in the wrong place..sry. Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:33:26 EST Dieters Beware!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10577555 Guys I just want you all to stay focused on your goals! Remember that everyone you encounter in your daily lifes will not be supportive of your hard efforts to lose weight but you must not let this stand in your way. This is why I find this site to be very beneficial because we all are here for the same reason : to lose the weight!!! Take it one day at a time. I posted this thread because I would like for you all to post here to discuss any negative comments you may have gotten, diet sabotage... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:00:03 EST Helpful suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2705x12735x10577328 *Exercise 30 Minutes <BR> <BR> Do at least 30 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking, most days of the week. <BR> <BR> The idea is to use up more calories than you eat. You need to use up the day's calories and some of the calories stored in your body fat. <BR> <BR> *Eat Less Fat and Sugar <BR> <BR> This will help you cut calories. Fried foods and fatty desserts can quickly use up a day's calories. And these foods may not provide the other nutrients you need. <BR> <BR> Make sure your ot... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 20:42:57 EST New too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10576859 I have spent the last few days getting to know the site and reading through other's journeys. It seems that the ones who this is really working for really use the site to its full potential; logging food and exercise and chatting with others. I have browsed a few articles and am very excited to begin this journey. I am working really hard right now to drink the water that my body needs. I am floating right now and have only drank 5 cups of water today. I am going to just keep drinking un... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 20:03:42 EST I am New Here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10576099 Like all of us on this "Team"... I have been trying to get motivated to lose this extra weight and I just can't get started. The only time I have been at the weight that I am now is either I was pregnant or had just delivered... I have been looking around this web site and so far am pretty impressed. I am looking forward to getting to know some people with the same or similar wt loss goals as I have and getting on my way to a healthier, happier me. Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:04:42 EST New and Need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10566760 <BR> Good morning! Today is my day to start changing my life. I moved to a new town 2 days ago and am feeling kind of lost. I am wondering if anyone is interested in being a weight loss buddy with me. I know I will be most successful when I have support and a friend with similar goals. So here's a little bit about me. I am almost 33 (17 days to go ), I am currently on mat leave, I have a 10 month old baby girl and a husband who works long hours and is not always so supportive (he wants me to... Thu, 13 Dec 2007 09:33:45 EST im new and excited for our team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10563481 <em>244</em> Thu, 13 Dec 2007 01:42:38 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10563220 i just started today and i can't wait to start loosing pounds. i have been trying for a year and a half ever since i had my son and just can't seem to get the weight off i work nights and take care of my son during the day so i don't have much time for sleeping. but i am hoping that this will give me the energy to be able to keep up with everyday life Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:47:07 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10563198 I'm excited to get going with this community. It seems like a blast! <em>250</em> Thu, 13 Dec 2007 00:42:08 EST Did you get in any cardio today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10561664 Today I did 65 minutes on the elliptical machine. It was a great stress releaver!!! Wed, 12 Dec 2007 22:14:32 EST Are we staying within our ranges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10561575 Hey guys, based on your weight, height, amount of exercise you plan on doing and how much weight you want to lose by when, SP generated a range for you to stay within! Let the team know what your ranges are and if you stayed withing them each day. If you had a hard time staying within your ranges, let us know, that's what we are here for!! Wed, 12 Dec 2007 22:08:09 EST Challenge for the week of 12-16-07 thru 12-22-07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10561139 I am going to go ahead and post next weeks challenge so that you all will know what the new challenge is and jump right in on it. Since this team consist mostly of new people just starting out on this journey, I thought it would be a great idea to do a challenge that requires of to make a change to our eating patterns. Make sure that we all track our foods daily. To make sure we aren't feeling really hungry let's try to get in 10 glasses of water this week and cut out something fattening from... Wed, 12 Dec 2007 21:38:48 EST Wanting to EAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10558369 So, this is Day 1 for me, and mid-afternoon. This is the time of day when I crave sugar, carbs and fat. I just had a snack of apple, carrots and hummus, but I'm hungry ... or maybe I'm just mentally hungry because that's what I'm used to eating now. I read somewhere on here that someone said they were surprised to realize that sugar cravings really do go away. I think I'll do fine this afternoon, but I wanted to post this here as a little offensive attack on my mid-afternoon munchies. Wed, 12 Dec 2007 17:55:12 EST I'm really proud of us... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10546456 ...for starting this in December! I think this must be the hardest time of the year to lose weight, yet here we all are. We're not waiting for the New Year to make a resolution, we're starting now in the midst of all the temptations. My goal is to get some good habits under my belt this month and to be gentle with myself if I don't lose too much. Heck, I'll be proud just to not gain anything this holiday season. Anyway, a big pat on the back to all of us here! Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:41:03 EST Just joined http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10546161 Hi, my name is Heather and I have still not got back in shape after having my first baby 2 1/2 years ago. I need to lose about 20 pounds, I think, and also put on some muscle. I'm turning 30 in April and I'm really feeling the need to get in shape before then. (I also have to renew my driver's license and don't want to lie about my weight.) =) Anyway, I'm hoping to be very active here - I've been planning on losing weight for years, but never have so I'm feeling a little nervous about fa... Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:03:14 EST How to stop overeating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10542014 I was 138 in May 2007, now 178. I moved out from my home country to join my american husband. I still didnt make friends. I miss my family,my job and my friends. Our marriage is ging downhill..i havent made any friends and I have no car. I lack energy all day and I cant even cook for my 4 yrs old. I keep eating till I cant breath right and I dont stop till I go to bed. I see my husband over weekends and kinda trapped in this apartment. My son and I are used to meet people and we were out hav... Tue, 11 Dec 2007 19:14:33 EST What made you realize? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10506215 I would like for each member to tell the team what made you realize that it was time to make a change for the better as far as your health is concerned. We all have a reason that made us say okay enough is enough! Sun, 9 Dec 2007 21:08:22 EST Metabolism Boost Tip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10506162 I got this tip from another team and thought I'd pass it on to you: <BR> <BR> <BR> Lots of people want to boost their metabolism so they can burn fat more effectively. <BR> <BR> The main reason people are overweight is because their basal metabolic rate (BMR) is lower than it should be. BMR is the rate at which your body burns calories to perform its normal functions of digestion, circulation, breathing, etc. This means that they burn fewer calories 24 hours a day . <BR> Obviously, over ... Sun, 9 Dec 2007 21:03:19 EST December Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12735x10506112 Hey guys, I would like all of you to right down 5 things you would like to accomplish by January 1st. It could be simple things like: <BR> <BR> 1. getting my 8 glasses in a day <BR> <BR> 2. try to stay within my ranges <BR> <BR> 3.lose at least 3 pounds <BR> <BR> 4. don't over eat on Christmas Day <BR> <BR> 5. Do at least 30 minutes of exercise three days a week. <BR> <BR> At the end of the month we will see what goals you met for the month. We will do this each month. I like to do this... Sun, 9 Dec 2007 21:00:04 EST A new Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=2552x12735x10502660 Would you all like to challenge each other to try one new exercise and one new healthy food a day, and post these? We could all learn something new from each other. <BR> GaWebSpinner Sun, 9 Dec 2007 16:40:07 EST Well ain't this cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10500348 A team just for your special "Anniversay thingy time"....lol... <BR> <BR> SAHM (Artist Too) to three beautiful girls and a wife to a ummm Frank...HAHA... My family are my rocks, they are my inspiration, my motivation and my soul...lol.. <BR> <BR> If you want to read more about me, just visit my profile! <BR> <BR> BTW HEllO Team mates! WOOT <BR> <BR> Angela Sun, 9 Dec 2007 13:13:51 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10499695 I'm new. Just going around and introducing myself on the groups that Spark suggested. I'm really going to try to take advantage of the additional support real people can offer. <BR> <BR> My name is Stacey and I'm a SAHM of 2 boys in British Columbia, Canada. Sun, 9 Dec 2007 12:21:12 EST NEWBIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x12735x10498408 Hello to all! this is my first day just exploring the site. any helpful hints to know??? Sun, 9 Dec 2007 10:19:32 EST