SparkPeople 50+ Maintainers Team Messageboard Team is closing August 17th 2021 SparkPeople 50+ Maintainers Team Messageboard Introduction Hi everyone! <BR> My name is Wendy Maynes. I am 53 ( 54 on June 10) and have been a member of Sparkpeople for several years already. I have been an avid fitness person for many years, and I am working on muscle definition these days. 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I love gardening, chickens, the outdoors, reading mysteries, and restudying science and math. <BR> Definitely need accountability encouragement to meet my daily eating goals. <BR> <BR> Best wishes for a successful day of attaining your health goals! Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:08:54 EST Newly formed team needs members/ o-leader I am starting a team on "Anti-aging Diets and Tips" the team topic will be "Includes tips by Prevention Magazine and more. Good or bad, aging can be much less of a struggle. Lets support each other as we learn to live longer and to enjoy life. " I don't want to start the team in a piece meal manner by making it public before it's been set up, so right now it is a private team. However, I would like someone to co-lead the team, someone who is interested in taking steps to reduce or reverse the... Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:37:49 EST Steps taken today We are not in a race for the most active person on this team, but peer pressure does help get you out of that chair for those last few steps. <BR> <BR> For those with activity trackers; what is your step count today? <BR> <BR> And that can/should include your bicycle/elliptical steps as those count. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:56:25 EST Today's biggest obstacle to maintaining? What or who is standing in your way to successful healthy living today? <BR> Family needs? Spouse/significant other issues? That dang donut or cookie or slice of apple pie? <BR> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:49:57 EST 2017 Winter Challenge Is there something we would like to do as a team? I will gladly take suggestions and if enough people want to lose X amount of weight or inches I would be glad to set up something. <BR> Any suggestion? <BR> Weekly weigh-ins, inches,steps walked, bicycled,run, workouts completed, etc? Sun, 8 Jan 2017 18:59:28 EST Healthy Snack 1/2 cup cottage cheese with 8 almonds. Keeps me satisfied for a snack. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:45:14 EST 50+ and on Maintenance I have been maintaining a 291 pound weight loss for 3+ years. I had knee surgery this year and gained 20 pounds. I need to take them off right away and just can't seem to make it happen. I need some help to kick start myself. I have been working out my usual 2 hours per day but I am taking in more calories than I should be. So I am looking to join the forum and share information, laughs and make a few friends along the way. <BR> <BR> Steve Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:04:24 EST healthy snack Peanut butter on whole wheat muffin Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:35:28 EST New team member I was excited to find this group! I have lost 85 pounds over the last few years. Right now, I need to lose 10 lbs.but I have maintained the loss for over a year (I did WW originally, and got my Lifetime Membership in March, 2013). I am tracking my food and exercise again, as I don't want to regain the weight this time. I find it challenging...I walk on average 3 to 5 miles a day, I swim laps 3 days a week and do aqua aerobics once a week, and I have a garden in the spring/summer/fall that req... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:27:17 EST Struggling to reach minimum calories!!! My Dr. said I can not go under 1000 calories as I am diabetic so I was trying to get in 1200 a day min. According to Sp I need 1500-1800 a day and I am having serious issues with it!!! <BR> Just because I'm 130 lbs. overweight doesn't mean I'm starving all the time!!! <BR> I have gotten better about eating most days but this week have 3 days not reaching 900 cal. and only getting at most like 1190.. You'd think with that being said I would of never gotten to the place I find myself in,but Dr... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:23:16 EST HI Hello. I am a old new member to Sparks. I joined many years ago but could not get motivated to lose any weight. But this time I have been able to continue to lose weight. I hope with support I will be able to lose the weight I want to. Thank you Laura Fri, 10 Jan 2014 11:44:25 EST Happy New Year May 2014 turn out to be your best year ever. <em>224</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:50:32 EST Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:57:27 EST how to maintain Can anyone give me some tips on maintaining? I've met my goal and don't want to lose anymore weight. I'm trying to keep my weight within a 5 lb range. I lost 2 more pounds this week so I'm out of my 5 lb range. Sat, 4 May 2013 09:22:26 EST Need to stop losing The scale was stable for a week, but today I weighed in as having lost .6 pounds. And I had tried really hard to eat enough calories. The weight loss has to stop now. 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Thu, 24 May 2012 20:57:22 EST New to the team but not to Spark People Hi everyone I'm Linda I have been with SP since 2009 I have been maintaining since May 18th 2011 so its almost a year now I am a member of SP team At Goal & Maintaining but I thought I'd venture out to others who are maintaining there new healthy habits & weight so here I am. Plus I'm feeling more comfortable that I also hit that mile stone of 50 back in Dec 2010 I'm slow what can I tell you <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you all Tue, 15 May 2012 19:34:19 EST Message Removed Message Removed Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:04:13 EST Gaining weight - what works for you to push scale Down? this has been happening every spring. I need to get on this before things get out of control! What do you do when the scale goes up to push it back down? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 12:45:25 EST Testing waters Hi, <BR> <BR> I am looking for a team that will be a good fit for me. Looking for a team that is busy enough that I'll get encouragement when needed and can encourage others when I can, but isn't so busy and big that I get lost in the crowd and get overwhelmed by the number of posts on the boards. I'm testing the waters of several different groups. This one looks promising. <BR> <BR> I turn 51 in April. Been struggling to change my lifestyle and take and keep weight off since October o... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 08:36:20 EST Hi My name is Nancy and I have maintained a 45 pound weight loss for 1 year. But since I retired i am finding it harder to keep my eating under control. Sun, 5 Feb 2012 15:47:18 EST Hey Everyone, I am new I am somewhat new to Sparkpeople. I reached my weight loss goal 2 years ago, and struggle now and again with the maintenance issues. My default setting is to eat too much and be a couch potato!! Well, not really, but it feels that way sometimes. Although I am within 5 lbs of goal, I wonder if I should loose another 10 lbs. Anyway, I am here to say "HI". And look forward to listening to words of wisdom from everyone. Thanks Mon, 5 Dec 2011 10:43:16 EST Returning member I am 140 lbs.. Not so bad if I can maintain it. Trouble is I'm on medication for an overactive thyroid and even though I take only a half a pill I do gain weight from binging. I can't do it any more unless I just want to keep getting bigger. So I'm joining to definitely stop gaining.Losing a little would be ok too. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 23:48:54 EST Message Removed Message Removed Sat, 15 Oct 2011 04:27:51 EST Make someone feel good Say something nice about someone on your team each day. A different one each day. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:05:19 EST late fifties crafter I am nearing the big 60 but feel much younger. I love craft and cooking. I want to try and look as young as I feel. Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:59:07 EST Walk Across America This forum thread is for those that want to use the Walk Across America site and share their info with other team members. We can post our ID's here. <BR> Have fun. <BR> <BR> The site address to sign up is <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Sep 2011 12:17:03 EST Starting Today Hi everyone - Feeling strong this time. Looking forward to living healthier than ever. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 13:18:10 EST Newly Arrived Hi I am new looking to finally loose the weight I pomised myself I would. I am a people person and this online dieting is going to take me some time to get used to. Sun, 21 Aug 2011 22:14:46 EST Determination Hello, I'm a 58 year old mother of two and grandmother of 2. I live alone and have devoted a lot of time to taking care of everyone except myself. My parents are elderly and I care for them now but, I have decided to begin to take care of myself. I recently had a knee replacement on my left leg and I need to have the right one done. I am working towards becoming healthy. Diabetes and heart issues and venious leg issues run in my family. Before I get diabetes and severe heart trouble I n... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:37:25 EST Meryl McBride I just joined Spark and look forward to getting good tips from fellow members and from the website. I run/walk at least four days a week and I've been fairly good about watching what I eat. However, as I get older and my metabolism changes, it's gotten harder to lose weightt, especially around the belly area. I need to also learn how to eat better and record what I eat. I need to learn simple recipes and what to eat when I am traveling which is alot. I welcome any pointers and useful informa... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 11:25:43 EST Diets and Exercises Does one really go hand and hand. Can't you exercise without a diet? And can you diet with- <BR> out exercises. Well, I'm not here to debate any of it. I only want to call your attention to the fact <BR> that you can do one without the other. Exercise I mean. Diets are for money makers and greed seekers. Exercises are for those of us who only want to firm our bodies, be kind to our <BR> bodies and to keep what God gave us in the first place. Only firm up, stand up and strengthen <BR> our bod... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 22:45:24 EST New Kid On The Block I am a proud 65 year old female. My goal is to be healthy and live a good servant life while on this earth. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:53:07 EST Hoping to find a way to break through my plateau Hi. I've been on my healthier me journey for almost two years and have lost just over 50 pounds. I've been stuck losing the same 5 - 7 pounds over and over since Christmas and I need to try something new. So I thought I would try SparkPeople. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 07:49:03 EST It's Great Being over 50 is GREAT!! I love it. <em>30</em> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:37:22 EST did a good walk <BR> Well I did a good walk today, I have a friend that likes to go mountain climbing.. lol never did that in my life. If someone would have asked me before it would not have been done, and today I did a 4 mile walk, we did this in a hour and 40 minutes just can not figure how many calories I burned.... Help <em>303</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:02:15 EST I'm a 50+ Hi, I'm one of you and want to just maintain myself. I feel that if I take things slow and easy <BR> then the rest will follow. No since in getting the dander up and expect the best when it <BR> could be the worst. So relax, enjoy and stay MAINTAIN!! <em>223</em> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:14:26 EST twinsister50 I need support in losing weight, My goal is to lose about 25 pounds. I'm married with 5 children and 2 greandchildren. My daughter Amber is special needs, she is 22 years old. She has serve Cerebral Palsy, MRDD, hearing impaired and seizures, I get nursing help with her, but I do her care in the evenings, it is very physical and emotional draining on me. I need to get healthy for me I am also a heart patient. Please give me the movitivation to help myself Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:48:03 EST Hi My name is Vi I'm so excited to join this program. Thanks to my co-worker who introduce me to this community. My goal is to stay healthy and lose 20-25 pounds. Sat, 11 Jun 2011 00:45:59 EST Ready to get started Hi <BR> <BR> I just joined Sparkpeople, looking forward to sharing information, getting healthy ang fitter. Will need al lthe help I can get to stay on track. I know it's not going to be easy but I'm willing to give it a try. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 09:13:49 EST Beth Hi, <BR> I am trying to lose weight, I am about 80 -90 lbs over and just tired of being FAT,,, I have the wonderful apple shape! <BR> have a great day <BR> Beth Mon, 6 Jun 2011 08:57:42 EST get away from the losing mindset how do you get yourself to go from the losing mindset and into a satisfied maintaining mindset, i've had this my goal for so much of my life i now want to move on and be a normal human, eat normally, i know eating and maintaining is a trial and error thing, some people do well with some foods while those same foods cause other's to gain, i know i just have to listen to my body and start adding things in slowly, but i do not want to go back to the same bad habits that i had that caused me to b... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:42:15 EST I want to join this group of weight losers My name is Joann and <BR> I am trying to become a healthy person by loosing 58 lbs . I look forward to joining each of you on this journey. I know we all have a reason for being here. Be it for health , look better , feel or have clothing to fit better. It is a journey we can all make pay off with just a little extra help and support from each other. Tue, 31 May 2011 17:10:40 EST Memphis Wife and Mom Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am excited about Spark People After sining up, I just knew I would be prompt to enter a credit card. Weight watchers online was pricey. I feel I can benefit just as well here. I have a 5 year old son who loves the internet, so I'll have to take turns with him using the internet. He is out of school for the summer, and love outdoors. My goal is not only to lose weight, but to develop healthier eating habits to live a healthy life. As of 05/29/2011, I AM 29 YO.... Mon, 30 May 2011 22:54:18 EST Carrolina Good Morning! I have moved from Montana to Virginia in the last month. I am trying to get re-oriented and need to get back on track and lose this 20 extra pounds. I have moved near a bike trail and into the lovely town of Vienna. Unfortunately I have to commute to work about 45 minutes daily on the Metro and that makes it more difficult. I am not sure how to find people who like to bike, hike, and help me learn the area and I am more motivated when i have someone to do things with. I am persevering an... Mon, 30 May 2011 08:18:03 EST just hit goal wt last week hi i've never posted here before, i'm 54 yrs old, hit my goal last week, want to maintain it for awhile before i really move on to the toning and strenuous exercise, in 2 wks if i maintain that is when the work begins. That's why i want to associate with people who are at their goals instead of trying to lose, that's been my whole life for so many yrs, i am very short, 4'7", so it's not that easy and any wt i put on shows immediately. So far i've done well, i have been within my 2 pound lim... Wed, 25 May 2011 13:39:14 EST Menopausal Belly Fat Hi All! I'm new to Sparkpeople and love it. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to target the belly fat that occurs during menopause? I can lose weight, but the belly fat just won't budge it seems. Thanks all!!! Tue, 17 May 2011 06:54:00 EST Do you fear food? Do you feel you constantly have to be careful around food? Are you holding back from eating gobs of peanut butter out of the jar? Do you get anxious about restaurant meals or social events where there will be a lot of food? or are your habits pretty comfortable now? <em>188</em> Thu, 12 May 2011 19:58:56 EST Is Anyone Doing the Spring into Shape Bootcamp? Hello Team, <BR> I am doing the Spring into Shape Bootcamp to the best of my ability. <BR> I have had to modify many exercises both for speed of repetition and position. I felt especially klutzy with the kickboxing!!! I have to say, though, that I feel better after just a few days of consistency. What I would like to see is a Bootcamp designed for those of us who are no longer in our 20s and 30s. Does anyone else feel this way? :) Janet Thu, 5 May 2011 08:56:58 EST walking was great Today I did something different walked 2 miles today... 1 outside and then I did a walk with Jane fonda for beginners..... it was great was a little slow for me so will work up to a faster pace later before I go to sleep. But before I would not have been able to do that, so I know I am getting better................ Sun, 3 Apr 2011 22:32:54 EST learned something new today Thanks to NOTATCAT, <BR> I learned something else I can do on the sight, Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:25:18 EST today was a good day Not sure if this got out the first time.. Did three hours of work around the house and can feel all the aches in my legs now... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:31:09 EST Today is a good day Did not go to the gym today, but did three hours of cleaning around the house. And believe me I can feel every bit of the aches in my legs now..... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:28:30 EST Doing a Make Over When I look in the mirror I just don't see myself.. so I am giving my self a paint job. Starting with my weight.... <em>216</em> pushing all those pounds out the way, so the thin can move in. Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:09:30 EST Good morning Only enough time to say hi! Hope all are well! Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:46:11 EST sewsyl Hi all just joined the sparkpeople and am anxious to get started with my healthier life style. I live in northern PA. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:19:34 EST Are there foods you think you should never eat? I wonder if there are any foods you think are too "dangerous" to eat, either because you think they are triggers to eat more or because they are just too calorie-dense. Of did you go vegetarian or the opposite, carb free, to lose the weight and maintain? I read on other threads of people making all kinds of rules for themselves that they find hard to keep and I wonder if they are necessary. How many people ever really give up, for example, sugar forever? Don't we all have to learn how much we... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:29:06 EST Hello..I'm a new 50+ maintainer Hi name is Carol, I'm from Kansas & have just recently made my weight loss goal..losing a total of 95lbs. It's very important to me to get into the maintenance part of my journey on a strong note, as I have been a yo-yo dieter most of my life! This time is going to be different with the help of Sparkpeople!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 19:30:59 EST DEVOTIONALS FOR DIETERS February 9 <BR> <BR> <BR> Hebrews 2:18 <BR> For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. <BR> <BR> When we get particularly low during our dieting times, we feel so alone and alienated. People pat us on the back and tell us they know how we feel, but we know they really don't. There are times we feel certain that no one knows how we feel. Rest assured, though, that Jesus knows how hard it is, and He wants to comfort us, especially when... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 20:49:32 EST new team member Hello, everyone I live in Virginia where we are getting lots of snow and cold weather and I have decide not to give up on myself no matter how long it takes to lose weight.I am new to message boards so just have a little patience. I join a gym in my area to help me to endure these long cold dreay days. <em>2</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 13:50:55 EST What was your worst overeating issue? I'm curious to know what you think your biggest problem with food was. I've discovered that it can be different for different people. Some people snack all day whether they have meals or not. Some people eat very large meals with several helpings of food. Others tend to binge, eating a lot of junky food in a short time, and possibly keep on going the rest of the day. Which were you? <em>188</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:20:10 EST Multi Vitamins and Supplements? Hi Team, I hate milk and so take a multivitamin and a calcium tablet every day. Does anyone know how to log this into the nutrition chart so that it reflects these additions? Thanks for the help! Lynne Sun, 16 Jan 2011 10:47:25 EST Have reached goal weight My goal now is to maintain. You can go to my page and find out about me. <BR> Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:12:21 EST Hi, I'm new. Hi, I'm Lynne and I'm new to the team and to SparkPeople. My husband (Ray) and I are retired, from Texas and living in Costa Rica. We've been here for a year and plan to stay for several more years. It's our "big adventure!" We love it here, but I won't go into that now. When we moved here, I quit smoking, ate everything in site and put on 30 lbs. I'm still smoke free but am struggling to take off this weight. I know Sparkpeople can help and I'm looking forward to the process. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:23:47 EST new to the team hi, <BR> My name is Becky. I'm 50 years old and live in Shelton WA. with my husband, 3dogs and 1 cat. <BR> My goal is to loose and keep off at 70 pounds. <BR> I started yesterday. 1.5.11 <em>104</em> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 01:56:56 EST I'm new to this Team Hi. I have been Sparking since August. I am in the process of changing from losing weight to maintaining weight... I am looking forward to being active here! I am anxious about this change in focus as I have been successful losing in the past, but not in changing my lifestyle... it has never lasted long in the past... And each time I fail to maintain, I fear starting to lose weight again, because I fear the failure of keeping it off. This time my mind set is different. I know I can do it... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:37:05 EST Hi I'm starting the spark for the second time This time I'm going to be asking for help, I'm going to be marking my programs down. The exercise is a tuffy for me. <BR> I'm usually to tired from work and make a lot of excuses. I do stretch 3 times a week. That's about it for now. Fri, 24 Dec 2010 11:36:52 EST hi, I'm new They say that people who have lost weight are more successful after they have been on maintenance for awhile, so I figured I'd better start early. I still have a bit to lose, but I would like to maintain my current wt. loss success as I shift gears here for a bit. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:04:06 EST New to the Team Hi! My name is Linda and I'm 63 years old, soon to be 64 -- yikes! I was born in Washington, DC, and I have lived in the Maryland suburbs of DC most of my life. I have always been on the thin side (don't hate me), but I gained some weight a few years ago, and I decided to try Sparkpeople to get it off and increase my fitness. It didn't take more than 6 months to get rid of the extra weight I had put on, and eventually, I stopped tracking my food intake. But, I use Sparkpeople to keep my ... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:55:20 EST Hello From Chicago Hi, <BR> My name is Greg and I'm new to the team. I've back with the Spark People since June and almost half way to my goal. I look forward to the interaction with the team. <BR> <BR> Best, <BR> Greg Sat, 20 Nov 2010 20:17:58 EST your average daily calories For those of us who are wondering what it's like to live at goal, please let us know <BR> 1. how tall you are and what goal weight you are maintaining, and <BR> 2. your approximate or exact average daily calorie intake to do that. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Believe me, this will be helpful for some, at least. <em>188</em> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:20:37 EST weekly wt. loss on way to goal I lurk here as support for thinking I can make it to my goal, but I'm not there yet. I often read newbies on other teams posts who start out with goals that require them to lose 2 lbs. a week. Though that is known as a moderate goal, I think it's actually still pretty fast. However, you are all the experts. So please share, if you will, how long it took you to get to goal and what that meant your average weight loss was per week. Did you get there in one stint? Did you get there in spurts ov... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 14:00:15 EST (GAME TIME) WORD ASSOCIATION! Please share the first word that comes to mind after reading the post you are replying to! <BR> <BR> Banana Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:33:44 EST (GAME TIME) POST ANY 3-LETTER WORD (A-Z Style!) A: Ape Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:31:10 EST PLS SHARE YOUR LAST HEALTHY SNACK! There are so many choices of fruits, veggies, etc., that we can enjoy throughout our day as snacks, so, please share what your last healthy snack was and you'll be helping others by sharing various choices of those healthy snacks that they can possibly incorporate into their daily snacks as well! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:49:38 EST TRICK OR TREAT FUN--THE HEALTHY STYLE! Halloween is fast approaching, so are you ready to go trick or treating? We can do it -- <BR> <BR> We have our <em>431</em> ready and now as to "treats", let's see how many healthy food emoticons we can add to our bucket! <BR> <BR> Have fun everyone! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:43:56 EST (DAILY) ARE YOU HAPPY WITH YOUR PROGRESS 2-DAY? <em>224</em> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:41:39 EST HOW MANY SP PTS. TIL NEXT TROPHY!! It's kinda fun to watch your Spark points accumulate and to receive the next trophy! All part of staying motivated -- so, please share, how many more points do you need to get your next trophy? And, for those that are new to Sparks, etc., you can see the points you need for that next trophy on the top right-hand corner of the page! <BR> <BR> So, let's keep whittling down that number and WOO HOO when we receive that next trophy! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 12:10:47 EST STAY ACTIVE--AND SHARE A FITNESS EMOTICON FUN! <em>324</em> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:45:16 EST THUMBS UP IF YOU READ A SPARKS' ARTICLE 2-DAY! There is so much valuable information here at Sparks and I hope that everyone has a chance to read a few articles during the day! <BR> <BR> Love that learning and ways to keep maintaining the weight we've all worked for and earned! <BR> <BR> Did you read an article today? If so, pass along your <em>48</em> and I hope you enjoyed learning and reading the same! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 10:42:52 EST MOTIVATED 2-DAY? HAVE FUN & SHOW IT! <em>104</em> yes! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:09:53 EST DID U TAKE A WALK TODAY or YESTERDAY? <em>68</em> Depending on your location, the weather can put a bit of a hamper on our ability to take a walk some days, but, did you get a chance to take yours today or yesterday? (Depending on when you post -- today or yesterday) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 17:07:51 EST LET'S SEE HOW HIGH WE CAN GO FUN! We'll start at "1" and please add "1" to the post before you and let's see how high we can go! we go!!! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:33:24 EST HOW MANY GLASSES OF WATER YESTERDAY? Let's track our water intake and stay hydrated and healthy everyone! Please post the glasses of water, etc., that you had yesterday! <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> Enjoy! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:30:05 EST PLS SHARE A SMILEY OR WAVE TO YOUR FRIENDS 2-DAY! What a great team and a great way to keep the friendships and fun going! Please share a smiley or your wave to your friends here and I'm sure you'll always get one in return! <BR> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:24:06 EST (DAILY) DID U DO STRENGTH EXERCISES 2-DAY? Strength training is so important to maintaining our weight as well, so let's stay on track and post if we got in that <em>85</em> exercises in today! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:20:02 EST DID U LOG IN YOUR FITNESS MINUTES 2-DAY? <em>224</em> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:17:34 EST (DAILY) DID U GET YOUR CARDIO IN TODAY? <em>231</em> <em>311</em> <em>313</em> <em>182</em> and so many ways more! <BR> <BR> Did you get your cardio in today? Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:16:13 EST ROLL CALL - WITH EMOTION FUN! <em>334</em> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:11:07 EST NAME GAME (A-Z) Please share the first name of either a guy or gal and A-Z style! Ready??????? <BR> <BR> A: Amy! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:08:13 EST WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE IN YOUR AREA (By Emoticon) <em>27</em> with high winds! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 16:05:48 EST WHO IS READY FOR A CHALLENGE? PLEASE SHARE! The month of November is just around the corner and let's start a team physical challenge! Please share your thoughts as to what type of challenge you would like for us to do as a group and let's do it, everyone! Teamwork is the best! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Sit-ups? <BR> Walking 30 minutes a day? <BR> Pedometer tracking? <BR> You name it -- so please pass your thoughts along! Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:59:47 EST New to the Team Fall 2010 Hello, I am just joining this team and am ready to get back to my goal weight. I need desperate help in how to eat in moderation! I also am hoping we can have some friendly competitions, that seems to keep me on track. :) I have posted an idea under the topic chat about challenges, if you want to add your ideas for a challenge. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to get to know everyone. <BR> <BR> Nella Bea Sun, 26 Sep 2010 11:12:59 EST not just the old arm problem Okay, I know I'm going to have the flapping skin of the arm, but I get discouraged because when my arms are down by my sides, the inner edge that is exposed looks cottage cheesy and sagging at the same time. I'm not at maintenance yet, so I'm thinking it's going to get worse if I lose more weight. Is there anything I'm going to be able to do about that, or will I just have to accept it as part of the price for losing weight when I'm older? Thanks for any help. <em>188</em> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 08:41:09 EST My first post I have been on the site for approximately 2 months but today is my first post. <BR> <BR> I am 56 years old and live in West Virginia. I'm married and have no children but do have four dogs that I absolutely love! <BR> <BR> I have lost 20 pounds since May 1st. My goal is to lose a total of 75 pounds. <BR> <BR> I feel sure that SparkPeople will help me reach that goal while I learn a healthy lifestyle. <BR> <BR> BarbaraWVA Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:20:56 EST Not quite there.....yet Joining this group a tad early. Still a few months shy of 50 and 10lbs short of my goal. <BR> <BR> I am already wondering how I am going to maintain and it is starting to worry me. So I decided to check out the group to see what others are doing. Feel free to drop by my page. <BR> <BR> Take care <BR> <BR> Scott Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:00:42 EST Brand New on SPARKPEOPLE Hello... <BR> My name is Linda and I am 53. I don't always feel 53. I have a few friends who are in their late 30's and I used to be able to keep up with them. However, lately, it has become a real task. I am about 40lbs. overweight and need to tone and strengthen up my body. I hope starting today I can take charge of my life and get in the shape I used to be! Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:01:52 EST depressed I am verry depressed today.Just two days ago I waighed in at 195 I had lost down frim 206 in twi weeks.But today I waighed in at 197 what did I do weong to gain two pounds in just two days? Sun, 31 Jan 2010 10:01:05 EST hello from baker city on the oregon trail I'm Julie Berry, I'm 55 I have lost total of 74 pounds which now I wieght 125. Now just to maintain that wieght will be the big challege because i have lost and was down to 161 and I blew it and went all way back to 181 now I have my sister helping and she lost wieght she did give me her clothes as she lost that way I didn't have to go out and buy them. looking for ways to eat healthy and maintain my wieght. the recipes on spark helps a lot I have great hopes that I will keep the wieght off ... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 17:42:59 EST On the way Hi, I am Virginia, hate to say this but I am in my last year of being in my 50's, hard to believe. Time is flying by and when I turned 50 I wanted to have a healthier life style and here, at the end of the this year, I still am wanting. Wanting is not getting there, I need to do something and I joined SP yesterday to learn how to reach my goal and even stay there. About five years ago I was 15 pounds away from my goal but.....Like I said, time is flying by and I do not want to waste anymor... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:11:05 EST Awards for maintenance? This is a small issue in the scheme of things, but I wondered whether anyone has come across any SP awards or rewards for maintenance or could suggest any ways of keeping us on track with little formalised bits of encouragement. I've blogged about this today (This Time It's Forever)and wonder if anyone else misses the 'thrill of the chase' of weight loss. <BR> <BR> I wondered whether some sort of ticker showing time within a maintenance range might be motivating or does anyone have other sug... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 15:01:23 EST Nibbling ......Do you nibble? Gwen posted: <BR> <BR> I realize that I have to get serious about losing this weight. I had family and friends over for dinner and I found myself nibbling at everything I was fixing. this is where I run into problems. I cook for a lot of people. I must keep myself from nibbling. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:49:50 EST Ready for 2010 I am new to SparkPeople. I've been on my weight loss journey for most of my life. In 2009 I sucessfully lost over 45 lbs. My goal this year is to hit my goal weight of 125 and maintain it. I live in Reno and am 58 years young. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:27:11 EST Nibbling I realize that I have to get serious about losing this weight. I had family and friends over for dinner and I found myself nibbling at everything I was fixing. this is where I run into problems. I cook for a lot of people. I must keep myself from nibbling. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 22:16:51 EST Laughter Thread Dec. 21 <BR> <BR> Thought I'd start a thread for laughter...jokes, funny stories, etc. Here's one to get started. <BR> <BR> Cheap Rhymes With Jeep <BR> <BR> A guy bought his wife a beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. <BR> <BR> A friend of his said, "I thought she wanted one of those pretty 4-Wheel drive vehicles." <BR> <BR> "She did," he replied, "But where in the world was I going to find a fake jeep!!" <BR> <BR> *Thanks to Pastor Tim for this joke!* <BR> <em... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 15:30:18 EST How Did You Do On Trivia Today? Thought I'd start a thread so everyone could post how they did on the trivia questions each day. I'm having a good month, 86% correct so far. <BR> <BR> Today I got a 100% - second time in a row <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> ~Nancy Wed, 4 Nov 2009 13:34:15 EST "The Ongoing Maintenance Challenge" "The Ongoing Maintenance Challenge" <BR> <em>216</em> <BR> Instructions: <BR> (You can print these out to refer back to them) <BR> <BR> This is a great ongoing challenge to get you back on track or to stay on maintence. <BR> <BR> 1. This ongoing challenge is for your own benefit. <BR> You can start and stop anytime you want. <BR> It is best to commit to a certain time period you will be on it, but use it any way you like. <BR> <BR> 2. Possible daily points are 100 a day. <BR> <BR... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 12:19:35 EST Let's write to Oprah! There is a link on where anyone can write in and suggest a show topic. Here's the link: <BR><BR>lugId=216 <BR> <BR> I just wrote to Oprah at that link and suggested making SparkPeople and Chris Downie a show topic. <BR> <BR> Here's what I wrote (simple and to the point): <BR> <BR> Please consider having a show about and it's founder Chis Downie. His vision has created a website that has encouraged 1,000's of people around t... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 15:39:24 EST The Great Pumpkin Challenge (Oct. 3rd - Oct. 31st) "The Great Pumpkin Challenge" (Oct. 3rd - Oct. 31st) <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> We did this challenge last year and it was alot of fun. Hope you all enjoy it again!! <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> ______________ <BR> Instructions: <BR> (You can print these out to refer back to them) <BR> <BR> 1. First day put your starting weight and measurements(bust, waist, hips) and your Point/Calorie range in your <BR> post. (measurements optional) <BR> <BR> 2. Possible daily points of 100 a d... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 15:01:14 EST How do you maintain your goal weight? Please help Hi, I am new to this forum. I am not at my goal weight quite yet but already feeling anxious if I could keep it off. You see, I have lost a lot of weight in my 50 plus years but always managed to put it back on. If anyone has kept their goal weight off for more than 5 years, I would love to hear from you. Stupid question but do you ever get to a point where you are not conscious of what you are eating or exercising. I mean does it just become so natural you don't have to think about it? ... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 11:55:05 EST The Weight Is Dropping! <em>224</em> Hello! I have been on my own lossing this weight since 1/1/2009 and I must say it has been hard but worth it. I started out at 262 and as of today I am at 244 pounds and I have lost 18 horrible pounds. I purchased a treadmill for myself and I workout 30 minutes a day 5 to 6 days a week. I drink lots of water and I have been eating correctly. Sometimes I eat something that I shouldn't, but I feel that we all should treat ourselves every now and then and it keeps me motivated to s... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:55:57 EST What did you do for exercise today? I thought as a motivator, we could share our daily exercise... <BR> <BR> Today so far I did a 30 min speekwalk with my DH. [max heartrate 169! whew!] We finished just in time - a big black storm cloud is approaching. <BR> <BR> Later, we rode our bikes to the Blockbuster to rent a movie - 30 min uphill there - 20 min back home. Sat, 11 Jul 2009 12:35:59 EST July 2009 Challenge Everyone is busy with summer activities but we still have to pay attention to our healthy weight loss/maintenance goals. <BR> <BR> For July we will be doing one of our ongoing Challenges called 'Our 3 daily things'. There is a sticky on it. Post when you can in it to help you stay on track. <BR> <BR> Have a great July Team!! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Von Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:08:33 EST How did you Do Yesterday? I always start out the day doing great. no problem beterrn breakfast and lunch. <BR> <BR> For me a good question is "How did you do yesterday?". <BR> <BR> I'll start by saying, I had a pretty good day yesterday, and hope to do the same or better today. Fri, 3 Jul 2009 10:31:51 EST New To Sparkpeople Good morning. I just joined this morning and look forward to reading the many posts and getting to know everyone. I'm 59, been married to my first date for 40 years, have three children and six grandchildren. I work full time as a legal secretary in DC. I reached my weight goal this past Christmas on Weight Watchers by losing 45 pounds. I'm losing motivation and need support of others. I still attend weekly WW meetings but just cancelled by subscription to WW on line as everything was b... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 07:31:41 EST June Challenge - 30 Days to an Active Lifestyle 30 Days to an Active Lifestyle 06/01-06/30 <BR> ____________________________________ <BR> SparkPeople's calendar feature helps you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For June, that means achieving an active lifestyle. <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you add a little more activity to your day. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: <BR> We will be using SP Calendar for June for this challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Each day someone or myself will post the tip of the day. You want to be... Sun, 31 May 2009 19:13:49 EST How do I leave a team? Can anyone tell me how to unsubscribe from a group? Fri, 29 May 2009 23:27:13 EST Slide Show...."Enjoy the Ride" This was posted on another team, and I wanted to share it with all of you also. It is very beautiful. Enjoy!!!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 11 May 2009 23:22:52 EST WOMAN 2009 Challenge- 5/10 - 7/4 The Woman Challenge - May 10th - July 4th <BR> <BR> Sign up is: Now <BR> <BR> ------------------------------------- <BR> I know May 10th was Sunday but this is a wonderful challenge that the SparkStars have done for 3 years now. Last year was the first year The 50+ maintainers participated. <BR> <BR> We still have time to join and put our activity minutes in for this week, there is no rush. <BR> <BR> Sign up is now and activity posting is going on now for this week. <BR> Our Team Challe... Mon, 11 May 2009 21:38:27 EST It's great to be back home again! Hi Everyone <BR> I got back last week and haven’t had the opportunity to check in ‘til now! My visit was great but I put on 2 lbs. while I was away! However that is somewhat of an achievement when I visit my mom as she is an amazing cook and is of good “old country” stock believing that no one could ever possibly be full. She’s 84 and still cooks 3 meals/day and thrives on people being there for meals. <BR> As much as I had a great time visiting my family…I’m glad to be back. It feels g... Tue, 5 May 2009 21:56:02 EST 31 Days to Stronger Bones Challenge for May 31 Days to Stronger Bones Challenge 05/01-05/31 <BR> ____________________________________ <BR> SparkPeople's calendar feature helps you focus on one healthy habit each month. <BR> <BR> For May, that means strengthening your bones. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you build stronger bones and prevent future fractures. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE: <BR> We will be using SP Calendar for May for this challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Each day someone or myself will post the tip of the day. You want ... Fri, 1 May 2009 10:12:02 EST Fitness Minutes Challenge Here's our challenge for the month of May - it's very simple. Let's see how many fitness minutes we can get for the month of May. If you like, you can set a personal goal, maybe try to beat whatever you got in May. Each day list your fitness minutes. To make it easier, just edit from the day before instead of making a new post each time. <BR> <BR> Good luck and let's see how much more moving we can do. <BR> <BR> ~Nancy Thu, 30 Apr 2009 21:52:07 EST 30 Day Maintainer Challenge for April Here's the challenge. Any questions, please feel free to ask in the challenge chat room. I will be posting our weekly challenge after this. <BR> <BR> ~Nancy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is the challenge: <BR> <BR> We start on Wednesday April 1, and end on Thursday April 30. There are 3 daily goals. Each daily goal is worth 3 points per day. These goals are as followed: <BR> <BR> 1) Stay in your calorie range - This means that each day that you stay in your calorie range, you get 3 points.... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:28:48 EST 30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle Challenge for April 30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle Challenge 04/01-04/30 <BR> __________________________________ <BR> Our theme for this challenge is reducing your impact on the environment. Find out just how easy it is to be green! <BR> <em>432</em> <BR> Here are 30 daily tips that will help you put a little green into spring. <BR> <BR> <em>432</em> CHALLENGE: <em>432</em> <BR> We will be using SP Calendar for April for this challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Each day someone or myself will post the tip of the... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:42:16 EST ms walk Anyone from NY or the surrounding area that wants to join me in a walk for ms let me know. Here is the info. Diane <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Orange County, NY - Walk MS 2009 Goshen Historic Track <BR> <BR> <BR> Date: 05/17/09 <BR> Location: Goshen Historic Track, Goshen, NY. <BR> Event Manager Name: Andrea DiNizo <BR> Email: <BR> For more information call: 1 (800) FIGHT MS (1-800-344-4867) option 2 ext. 40 <BR> <BR> Welcome to the O... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:09:39 EST Five Random Things About Me Write 5 random things about yourself. <BR> <BR> 1. My husband is the only man I've ever kissed. <BR> <BR> 2. I wear dresses unless I'm running in a race. <BR> <BR> 3. I don't like chocolate unless it's covered in peanut butter. <BR> <BR> 4. I'm terrified of bridges and will drive miles out of my way to avoid one. <BR> <BR> 5. I have a coffee cup that I'm attached to - I cannot drink coffee out of any other cup. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:18:30 EST ..The 'Pledge A Streak Ongoing' Challenge <em>195</em> <BR> ~Pledge A Streak 'Ongoing' Challenge~ <BR> (This is an ongoing challenge and you can jump in <BR> and fall out at any time.) <BR> <BR> In 'Pledge a streak challenge' you are pledging to do <BR> something that you would like to do consistently. <BR> They say if you do something for 21 days you develop <BR> it as a habit. <BR> <BR> I know we have TEAM GOALS, but perhaps there is something <BR> else you would like to do consistently that isn't in our team goals. <BR... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 11:41:14 EST recommitment Today I am going to recommit to making each day a better day than the day before. <BR> I heard a great thought the other day. If we each do 2 things out of our ordinary routine each day that is nice for someone else the world would be a better place. Since we can not control any body elses action it is up to the individual to change the world. I am going to do 2 acts of kindness every day... <em>137</em> Sun, 1 Mar 2009 13:56:38 EST 30 Days to a Healthier Diet Challenge 03/01-03/31 __________________________________ <BR> 30 Days to a Healthier Diet Challenge 03/01-03/31 <BR> __________________________________ <BR> Our theme for this month is Nutrition and healthy eating. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> (Our theme for the month can usually be found under team links toward the bottom on the right side of our home page under leader favorites.) <BR> <BR> Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? <BR> Here are 31 daily tips that will help you eat more healthy <BR> and n... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:59:47 EST March St. Patrick's Day Challenge 03/01 - 03/31 March St. Patrick's Day Challenge 03/01 - 03/31 <BR> ________________________________________<BR>_______ <BR> <BR> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <BR> <BR> This is more of a challenge to ourselves as individuals, <BR> but we will declare a winner for the month. <BR> <BR> <em>137</em> What we do is post each day telling how many <BR> points we gained for the day <BR> and the one with the most points at <BR> the end of the month wins. (Add up your numbe... Wed, 25 Feb 2009 11:36:21 EST Choose a motivatio word or phrase to use for today I'll start......... <BR> <BR> "You don't drown by falling in the water, you drown by staying there." <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> ~Nancy Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:13:02 EST Spark Log in Wheel: What Did You Spin Today? <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> How many points did you get today for logging in? <BR> <BR> Were there any prizes on the wheel? <BR> <BR> Did you land on a prize? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 9 Feb 2009 09:58:21 EST Game: FUN THING! I borrowed this from a thread on one of my favorite Teams. (Social Team for Team Leaders)I hope you guys like it as much as we do. <BR> <BR> Type out the sentence you end up with... <BR> <BR> Pick the month you were born: <BR> January: I kicked <BR> February: I loved <BR> March: I karate chopped <BR> April: I licked <BR> May: I jumped on <BR> June: I smelled <BR> July: I did the Macarena With <BR> August: I had lunch with <BR> September: I danced with <BR> October: I sang to <B... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 12:35:59 EST February 'PEDOMETER' Challenge February 'PEDOMETER' Challenge - Feb. 1st - 28th <BR> ______________________________ <BR> <BR> Hi Team, <BR> <BR> The Challenge for Feb. will be one using our pedometers. <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> You can buy a pedometer almost anywhere. They come in all price ranges. Be sure to get one that you can set your pedometer to your stride. These ones are more accurate. The directions for setting your stride should come with your pedometer. <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> 1. We will be tracking in st... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:08:05 EST Welcome LYNNMEYER1 as our newest Team Co-leader! <em>235</em> Lynn (LYNNMEYER1 <BR> as our newest Team Leader) <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Nancy and I are really excited to have Lynn with us to make this the best team on SP!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> So glad you're with us Lynn!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Von Tue, 20 Jan 2009 08:31:59 EST Welcome to our New Co-Leader!! Hi Team!! <BR> I am excited to tell you we have added another Leader to our Team!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> Nancy (MONGO2SIX) <BR> as a new leader to the 50+ Maintainers Team!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Von <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 21:50:35 EST Track your WALK or RUN Here: I know alot of you run and also walk and measure in miles. You can keep track of your miles, minutes etc here. <BR> <BR> Has any of you used <BR> <BR> I really like it. I use it to see where to walk in my neighborhood to get a mile or two in. <BR> <BR> Keep Moving!! <BR> <em>185</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 12:27:39 EST Track Your PEDOMETER Steps Here: Everyone can start posting their pedometer steps here on a daily basis or for whenever you want to keep track. <BR> <BR> <em>231</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2009 16:16:34 EST GAME: Emoticon Daily Poll.... GAME: Emoticon Daily Poll.... <BR> <BR> 1. Each day I or someone else will ask a poll question. <BR> <BR> 2. And each day team members answer it by posting with an emoticon. <BR> (We can also use only 1 word with the emoticon in our answer.) <BR> <BR> 3. Anyone can post the poll question. Whoever gets here first can <BR> post the question as long as it is after 12 MN from the previous one. <BR> <BR> 4. Let's see how much we have in common with our team mates! <BR> And also see who par... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 12:12:57 EST Guide to fitness I read this article today, and wanted to pass it along. If the link doesn't work, let me know, and I will copy and paste the article. Jeanne <BR> <link><BR>baby-burn-331732/ </link> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 18:54:01 EST New Years Resolutions? Hi Team! <BR> <BR> What will you all be doing for New Years Eve and New Years day? <em>107</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Also do you have an New Years resolutions planned for 2009? <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Von Tue, 30 Dec 2008 10:20:56 EST Jan. 'Boot Camp' Challenge 01/04-01/31 Our January Boot Camp Challenge 01/04-01/31 <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> We will be doing the Official SparkTeam for SparkPeople's <BR> New YOU Bootcamp, which runs from January 4 to January 31, 2009. <BR> Get support, motivation and daily workouts and challenges there <BR> to reach your New Year's Resolutions! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Participants can win weekly prize drawings, iPods or $500 cash <BR> by completing the Bootcamp. <BR> __________________ <BR> <em>8</em> **... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 12:21:48 EST Hello To All Hi My Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I want to let you know that I am going to have to take a Partial SparkBreak. <BR> <BR> I will still be here but for a while Not As Much. <BR> <BR> I am having a lot of Severe Health Issues and I am at this time just feeling So Overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> I will be back Full Time again as soon as I am able. <BR> <BR> Please, Pray for me at this time. Thank You. <BR> <BR> Blessings, Prayers, Love and Hugs for ALL, <BR> <BR> Cindi <em>247</em> <BR> <BR... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 17:09:07 EST Share your Favorite Exercise Links here: EXERCISE LINKS: <BR> _________________ <BR> <BR> ~Pedometer Walking Calories and Distance Calculator: <BR> . <BR> <BR> <link><BR>3.htm </link> <BR> <BR> ________________ <BR> ~Find out how many calories you burn during your exercise routine: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ators/calorie_calculator.htm </link> <BR> <BR> _______________ <BR> <em>285</em> ~Activity calorie counter: <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>weightloss.about... Sat, 6 Dec 2008 13:05:20 EST ..."How Did You Sleep Last Night?"... Sleep is so important to our weight loss efforts and health. <BR> <BR> We can talk about sleep here and how we are doing and how it affects our daily lives. <BR> <BR> I see MONGO2SIX had a rough night last night. <BR> <BR> If any of you are having problems sleeping, you can come here and chat with others having problems also. <BR> <BR> Have you read this article?: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=129 </link> Fri, 5 Dec 2008 11:58:19 EST Post about "Unhealthy Foods & Additives" Post here about foods we may think are healthy and clean, but find out they are not. Or about food additives that are not good for us. <BR> <BR> Anything you know that is not acceptable about foods we may use on our healthy weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> Also let's comment to each others posts. Thu, 4 Dec 2008 23:42:24 EST ....TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS.... ....TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS.... <BR> <BR> November Team Goal Results are posted at our ...TEAM GOAL...thread. It is the 2nd post. <BR> <BR> I have been getting alot of e-mails asking how to do the Spark Streaks and have them show up on our Team Goals. And also how to do the Team Goals. <BR> <BR> What are they? <BR> 1. Spark Goals is something you track each day-there are 5 goals posted for our team. You click on track goal to track it to make the little bar go up to meet our monthly quota ... Mon, 1 Dec 2008 19:08:49 EST December 350,000 Calories Burned Challenge December 350,000 Calories Burned Challenge- Dec. 1st - 31st <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> This is an exercise challenge we will all participate in as a team. <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> We will start at 0 and count upward to 350,000. <BR> <BR> If we achieve this it will be 100 pounds lost for our team. <BR> Virtually of course as it is not taking in to consideration <BR> our food intake. And some of you don't need to lose weight. <BR> (FYI: 3500 calories adds up to about 1 pound l... Thu, 27 Nov 2008 10:43:53 EST '15 Pounds GONE by March 1st' Challenge '15 Pounds GONE by March 1st' Challenge <BR> ________________________________________ <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> March 1st is 14 weeks away from today. <BR> That is a little over 1 pound a week. <BR> If you commit to losing 1 pound a week you will be 14 pounds lighter by March 1st! <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> I hope you all will join me in this personal challenge. <BR> It is a challenge you can jump into at any time. It is very informal. Even if you want to lose a few or more than 15 pounds, j... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 12:30:17 EST GAME'1,000 Gifts to the Holidays' Game 11/19-12/21 GAME - '1,000 Gifts till The Holidays' Game (11/19 - 12/21) <BR> <BR> Hi all, <BR> As of today we have: <BR> <BR> 33 days till Hanukah (12/22), <BR> 35 days till Christmas Eve (12/25) and <BR> 36 days till Kwanzaa (12/26). <BR> <BR> That means 32 shopping days till the holidays! <BR> (Sorry if I forgot anyones holiday) <BR> <BR> <em>263</em> <BR> <BR> Since all of you have been trying so hard with your healthy weight loss, <BR> I thought we would have this challenge to reward ours... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:57:08 EST 4 Things in My Life Quiz ~4 Things In my Life Quiz~ <BR> <BR> Four jobs I have had in my life: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> Four movies I have watched more than Once: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> Four places I have lived: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> Four Places I have been: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> Four of my favorite foods: <BR... Wed, 19 Nov 2008 20:13:22 EST ...Pedom ters?... <em>182</em> <BR> <BR> You can track your pedometer steps here or talk about the different brands of pedometers that work for you. <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2008 10:52:55 EST Pedometer? With the cold weather, I've been running on the treadmill and every other day doing some brisk walking at a mall. I want to get an accurate count of the miles I'm putting in, so I need a pedometer. I'm 5'0" tall, so I need a good one that will adjust to my stride. I thought about a GPS, but it won't work inside. Anyone here use a pedometer and some advice on which brand to buy? <BR> <BR> ~Nancy Tue, 11 Nov 2008 07:31:29 EST ...BIRTHDAY ROLL CALL! Sign Here.... We need a birthday roll call list. I was looking through pages today and saw I/we missed a very important members birthday on: <BR> <BR> October 11th - JERIBERI !!! <BR> <BR> Happy belated birthday Jeri! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2008 14:24:59 EST ..."Let's Chat About Our Pets"... I noticed today so many of you have pets; Dogs, cats etc. I thought this thread could be a nice place to talk about our pets. Mine are a part of our family and help my husband meet his fitness goals everyday. <BR> <BR> Pets can help you not only with your fitness goals but also emotional ones and they are just great to be around. <BR> <BR> A Team on SP that is really great is the dog lovers Team. One of our members Jeane (Hickok-Haley), is one of their leaders. I have been a member ther... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 14:00:04 EST ...Team DAILY Weigh-in... I was going over some of our posts today and notice alot of you weigh in daily. I also weigh in daily to keep myself in check. So, I thought we needed a daily weigh-in thread. <BR> <BR> As with the weekly one we can send congrats and encouragement to one another! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2008 13:47:12 EST TURKEY "THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE 2008"Nov. 5th - 26t TURKEY "THANKSGIVING CHALLENGE 2008"Nov. 5th - 26th <BR> ________ <BR> <BR> Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Our 3 week Thanksgiving Challenge is to prepare us for Thanksgiving by: <BR> ~ Preparing us up until Thanksgiving. <BR> & <BR> ~ Preparing us for Thanksgiving Day. <BR> <BR> The Challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. Post in the "Three Daily Things Ongoing Challenge" everyday. <BR> <BR> 2. Write in this thread everyday how you are going to maintain your healthy lifestyle on Thanksgiving Day. Examples: Wei... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 17:39:59 EST Hi everyone! I hope I have the right page to interduce my self? I am 58, getting ready for retirement in a few years..33 months sounds better. I have a wedding and new grandchild coming next year and would sure like to look good and feel better for each. <BR> Jammmer Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:03:14 EST "The Great Pumpkin Challenge" (Oct. 1 - Oct. 31) "The Great Pumpkin Challenge" (Oct. 1st - Oct. 31st) <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> Instructions: <BR> (You can print these out to refer back to them) <BR> <BR> 1. First day put your starting weight and measurements (bust, waist, hips)in your post. <BR> 2. Possible daily points of 100 a day. <BR> 3. Post daily in this challenge thread. <BR> 4. Put the day # at the top and the amount of points you accumulated for the day. <BR> 5. Do each challenge below and put points earned next to each one... Tue, 23 Sep 2008 07:34:44 EST Messed up? Confess here....... Messed up? Confess here... <BR> __________________________ <BR> <BR> We all mess up from time to time. <BR> We can use this thread to confess our mess ups and how we plan on getting back on track or how we already got back on track. <BR> <BR> This is also a great place to support each other, and keep each other motivated we we get the 'guilties' from messing up. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2008 13:27:54 EST What's For Dinner? Share what you are having for dinner today. <BR> <BR> Also great dinner recipes can be put here or down in our recipe box. <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> <em>191</em> Mon, 1 Sep 2008 13:00:15 EST Welcome Back September Challenge=9/1 to 9/30 Welcome back from vacations, barbecues, and picnics. Now we'll get back to keeping or getting ourselves in shape. Here's the challenge: <BR> <BR> 60 min. of exercise a day. <BR> No eating after 7p.m. if possible <BR> Breakfast everyday <BR> 8-10 water a day <BR> Stay within your calorie range <BR> Eat fruits and veggies. Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:37:15 EST September Exercise Minutes I'm so ready to have a great month! <BR> <BR> 9/1=180 <BR> 9/2=60 <BR> 9/3=60 <BR> 9/4= <BR> 9/5= <BR> 9/6= <BR> 9/7= Fri, 29 Aug 2008 15:34:31 EST Introduction WOW! What a great site! My daughter just sent the link to me and I have been browsing it. I wish I had this last August when I started my weight loss diet. I was at 214 and on my husband's birthday, August 13th, 2007 began a medically monitored diet. I am now at 144 and trying to maintain. Some of the suggestions here will be really helpful to me. I am very excited to be a part of the team. <em>213</em> Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:26:03 EST August Exercise Minutes Let's do awesome this month! <BR> <BR> 8/1=180 min. <BR> 8/2=120 min. walk and 60 min. other exercise <BR> 8/3=95 <BR> 8/4=60 <BR> 8/5=60 <BR> 8/6=180 <BR> 8/7=60 <BR> 8/8=60 <BR> 8/9=165 <BR> 8/10=60 min. <BR> 8/11=210 <BR> 8/12=60 <BR> 8/13=120 <BR> 8/14=60 <BR> 8/15=60 <BR> 8/16=120 <BR> 8/17=60 <BR> 8/18=210 <BR> 8/19=60 <BR> 8/20=60 <BR> 8/21=60 <BR> 8/22=155 <BR> 8/23=145 <BR> 8/24=70 <BR> 8/25=210 <BR> 8/26=60 <BR> 8/27=60 <BR> 8/28=60 <BR> 8/29=290 <BR> 8/30=90 <BR> 8/31= Fri, 1 Aug 2008 19:58:15 EST July Exercise Minutes 7/1=60 minutes of various exercises <BR> 7/2=150 <BR> 7/3=60 <BR> 7/4=190 <BR> 7/5=60 <BR> 7/6=60 <BR> 7/7=120 <BR> 7/8=60 <BR> 7/9=90 <BR> 7/10=60 <BR> 7/11=60 <BR> 7/12=190 <BR> 7/13=90 <BR> 7/14=210 <BR> 7/15=60 <BR> 7/16=90 <BR> 7/17=60 <BR> 7/18=60 <BR> 7/19=270 <BR> 7/20=60 <BR> 7/21=60 <BR> 7/22=60 <BR> 7/23=60 <BR> 7/24=60 <BR> 7/25=120(cleaning) and 60(various exercises) <BR> 7/26=135 min. walk and 60 min. other exercises <BR> 7/27=95 <BR> 7/28=60 <BR> 7/29= <BR> 7/30= <BR> 7/31= <BR... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 13:05:02 EST ....'' TEAM GOALS''.... ~TEAM GOALS~ <BR> <BR> This is a new feature of Sparks that came out in April. We are starting it June 1st. <BR> ____________________________________ <BR> <BR> ~What Are Team Goals: <BR> With Team Goals, SparkTeam Leaders can set up to 5 goals for <BR> members of their Team. Team members can then choose to <BR> "Join" the goal. <BR> When they do this, they get the goal added to their "Other Goals" page, <BR> and then their tracking totals go towards Team totals. <BR> We think this w... Sun, 1 Jun 2008 02:02:10 EST 34 Day Challenge Sun. 6/1 to Fri. 7/4 I got this idea from another team I am on. This can be used to change bad habits or add good habits. You can take ideas from me or add your own. <BR> <BR> Do not eat anything past---p.m.(3 hrs. before bedtime) <BR> In bed no later than---p.m.(time that works for you) <BR> 30 minutes consistant exercise everyday <BR> Full body stretch <BR> Lose or maintain----lbs by end of challenge <BR> <BR> Here is what I'll be doing: <BR> <BR> No eating after 7p.m. <BR> Get 8 hrs. of sleep <BR> In bed no... Sat, 31 May 2008 19:07:17 EST June Exercise Minutes I'm going for as many minutes as I can! <BR> <BR> 6/1=0 <BR> 6/2=90 <BR> 6/3 <BR> 6/4 <BR> 6/5 <BR> 6/6 <BR> 6/7 <BR> 6/8 <BR> 6/9 <BR> 6/10 <BR> 6/11*690 so far for this month according to SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes* <BR> 6/12 <BR> 6/13 <BR> 6/14*870 as of today according to Spark America* <BR> 6/15 <BR> 6/16 <BR> 6/17 <BR> 6/18 <BR> 6/19 <BR> 6/20 <BR> 6/21 <BR> 6/22 <BR> 6/23 <BR> 6/24 <BR> 6/25 <BR> 6/26 <BR> 6/27 <BR> 6/28=1475 according to SparkAmerica Fitness Minutes for the month <... Thu, 29 May 2008 05:58:33 EST Hello from a newbie... My name is Steve and I'm 51 years old. I recently reached my weight loss goal. Last August I weighed 355 pounds. As of today I way 202 pounds. I have lost 100 pounds 3 other times and put it all back on and more. Not this time! My life style is what I changed this time but I can always use help with maintaining. My biggest fears are gaining weight and eating. I need to balance my workouts and eating to figure out how to stay here. I work out alot now and my metabolism is really ramped up. I n... Sun, 4 May 2008 21:23:57 EST May Exercise Minutes I ready for another month. Let's do it team! <BR> <BR> 5/1=115 <BR> 5/2=120 <BR> 5/3=75 <BR> 5/4=90 <BR> 5/5=120 <BR> 5/6=60 <BR> 5/7 <BR> 5/8 <BR> 5/9 <BR> 5/10 <BR> 5/11 <BR> 5/12 <BR> 5/13 <BR> 5/14 <BR> 5/15 <BR> 5/16 <BR> 5/17 <BR> 5/18 <BR> 5/19=60 <BR> 5/20 <BR> 5/21 <BR> 5/22 <BR> 5/23 <BR> 5/24 <BR> 5/25 <BR> 5/26 <BR> 5/27 <BR> 5/28 <BR> 5/29 <BR> 5/30 <BR> 5/31 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 18:36:39 EST EXCELLENT Spark Article! In case you may have missed this one today... worth reading! <BR> <BR><BR>vation_articles.asp?id=264 <BR> <BR> -Marianne C. Thu, 24 Apr 2008 03:56:08 EST May 2008 Challenge This challenge starts on May 1st and ends on May 31st. I got this from another team I am on. <BR> <BR> Stay in calorie range=3 points a day <BR> 30 min. of cardio=3 points a day <BR> <BR> Weeky is the following: <BR> <BR> Weigh in once a week=6 points a week(if you stayed the same or lost) 0 points (if you gained) <BR> Personal goal=6 points a week. Write down something you'd like to do by end of May such as reaching a goal weight, more water/fruits/veggies, or giving up something. <BR> St... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 16:15:17 EST ..GAME: Show How You Feel Today With A Emoticon! Hi All, <BR> This a a great check in daily game! <BR> <BR> Just post how you are feeling each day with an emoticon. <BR> If you feel different later in the day, post again! <BR> <BR> Remember, no words just emoticons!(a few words are ok) <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>9</em> <BR> Von Sat, 12 Apr 2008 09:23:25 EST ....Food, etc. RECALLS..... Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Honduran Cantaloupes grown by Agropecuaria Montelibano, San Lorenzo Valle, Honduras <BR> <BR> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --Pompano Beach, FL -- March 24, 2008 --- Central American Produce, Inc. of Pompano Beach, FL announces a voluntary recall of cantaloupes grown, packed and shipped by an independent third-party grower, Agropecuaria Montelibano of San Lorenzo Valle, Honduras. The product was distributed nationwide and Canada. Based on current information, the canta... Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:50:51 EST 2008 Woman Challenge - Starts May 11th Registration for the 2008 WOMAN Challenge is Officially Open! <BR> <BR> Register Now at: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> *To join our Team in The 2008 Woman Challenge: <BR> <BR> The 2008 WOMAN Challenge will begin on Mother's Day, May 11, 2008 <BR> to kickoff National Women's Health Week (May 11 - 17, 2008) <BR> <BR> Together with women and girls across the nation, <BR> you will take part in an important challenge — <BR> to increase your physical ... Tue, 25 Mar 2008 20:16:16 EST April 2008 Challenge This will be an easy challenge. Please post your starting weight on April 1st and what you'd like to reach by April 30th. Also, what is your goal for the month of April? Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:49:09 EST April Exercise Minutes Let's see how many minutes a day we can exercise. This includes everything including cleaning. I'm going for 1300 minutes in April. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:44:40 EST Water/Frui /Vegetable Challenge This will be an ongoing challenge to help us do better in drinking our water and getting in our fruits and vegetables. Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:32:54 EST March 2008 Challenge I wanted to come up with a few different ideas. I went to the teams I am a member of and took something from each one. I hope you enjoy the challenge for March 2008. <BR> <BR> 1. Take your vitamins <BR> 2. Eat healthy everyday <BR> 3. Get the right amount of sleep. <BR> 4. Stay in your calorie range. <BR> 5. Weigh/measure/record what you ate for the day. <BR> 6. Strive for 8 water/3 fruits/3 veggies <BR> 7. Exercise=25 push-ups, 25 crunches, and 25 jumping jacks 5x a week(if you have a healt... Sat, 23 Feb 2008 19:59:53 EST SPARK PEOPLE.COM - NEWS & ANNOUCEMENTS Thursday, February 07, 2008 <BR> <BR> Announcing SparkGoodies + 2 more Features <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know about 3 new features and enhancements that we have added to the site today. <BR> <BR> #1: SparkGoodies! Now, you can use the SparkPoints you earn to buy virtual “goodies” for yourself and others. We’re very excited for this new feature, which makes earning SparkPoints even more fun, and lets members reward themselves for their hard work and others ... Thu, 7 Feb 2008 17:27:56 EST Welcome back! Just want to welcome back GUINEFORT. Both of us are leaders for this team and I welcome her back happily! <em>247</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2008 17:05:04 EST want to loose 10-13 lbs Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Have tried Atkins diet two years ago and did loose weight. I like Atkins but just not the induction. I have osteoporosis and in reading literature and books, about loosing weight, I see that induction is definitely not good for someone with osteoporosis. What kind of diets are some of your members on? I read books and I know it is very important to keep your blood level sugar at a reasonable range otherwise your have cravings. In looking over the site, I also see people... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:45:34 EST February 2008 Challenge <em>255</em> <BR> I know this is a difficult month as it is Valentine's Day on Feb. 14th. There are boxes of chocolate candy and chocolate marshmallow hearts everywhere. It's twice as difficult for me as my wedding anniversary and Valentine's Day are the same day(double gifts!). The challenge for February is easy. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat healthy. This includes staying within your calorie range and eating your fruits and vegetables. <BR> 2. Drink your water. 8 glasses minimum. <BR> 3. Take your vi... Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:55:40 EST January 2008-Let's Start The Year Right Challenge Whether you are maintaining or losing 2008 is a brand new year to do better than 2007. This challenge will help all of us start the new year right. <BR> <BR> 1. Stay within your calorie range <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 water <BR> 3. Take your vitamins <BR> 4. Strive for 5 or more on fruits and vegetables <BR> 5. Exercise everyday. Can be walking, aerobics, <BR> cleaning, etc. Start with 30 min. and see how many <BR> more min. you can do each day. <BR> 6. Get 7-8 hrs. sleep <BR> 7. Post in som... Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:54:11 EST ..The Healthier Holidays Challenge.. Dec.1-Dec.31 The Healthier Holidays Challenge.. Dec.1-Dec.31 <BR> <em>233</em> <BR> Gathering with close <BR> friends and family <BR> members during the <BR> holidays creates lasting joy <BR> and memories. But with so <BR> many parties, celebrations and <BR> errands to run, it can be hard to keep <BR> up with your healthy lifestyle! Here are 31 <BR> daily tips that will help you make healthy <BR> choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> <em>233</em> <BR> <BR> ~~**The Challenge: <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 28 Nov 2007 07:53:55 EST Countdown to Christmas -December Challenge I apologize for this being late by 3 days. I'll make this simple. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 6-8 water a day. <BR> <BR> 2. Eat fruits and vegetables <BR> <BR> 3. Stay within your calorie range <BR> <BR> 4. Exercise <BR> <BR> 5. Take your vitamins <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:25:51 EST ...Weight Watchers and Maintaining... Hi all, <BR> Any of you use weight Watchers to maintain your weight loss goals? I am a WW Lifetime member since August. I still count my points and track my calories here at SP. <BR> <BR> If we have any Weight Watchers here, please post any tips you use to maintain using WW. Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:40:21 EST ...Share Your Favorite Snacks... <em>115</em> <em>287</em> <BR> <BR> Let's share our favorite snacks here. With the holidays it is so easy to nibble on unhealthy things. What do you snack on that is healthy and on the low end of calories and or points? <BR> <BR> <em>115</em> <em>287</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:34:11 EST ...What are you Thankful for today?... Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Here we can post what we are thankful for each day. <BR> <BR> Whether it is healthy weight loss related, or weather related--it can be anything! <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Nov 2007 15:23:29 EST ...Send & Receive Holiday Wishes... Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Here we can send and receive holiday wishes from each other. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Von Tue, 20 Nov 2007 14:31:18 EST ....Diet, Food and Exercise Chat Hi all, <BR> Here you can post any questions, answers or tips to share about Diet, Food and Exercise. <BR> <BR> <em>33</em> <em>9</em> <em>192</em> <em>301</em> Mon, 5 Nov 2007 18:32:15 EST ..GAME.."Last Letter Food Game" "Last Letter Food Game" <BR> <BR> Name that 'Healthy' food Game. <BR> I will post a food, and the next Team Member <BR> posts one that starts with the last letter...on and on. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> I post Mango The last letter is O <BR> next poster puts:~ Oatmeal (L) <BR> next poster puts:~ Lemon (N) <BR> and so on. <BR> <BR> I'll start: <BR> <BR> Carrot <BR> <em>210</em> <BR> Von Sat, 3 Nov 2007 12:27:27 EST The Maintaining 'NOVEMBER' Challenge "The Maintaining 'NOVEMBER' Challenge" <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> The next few month are going to be a challenge for all of us to maintain our weight or to lose those last few pounds. This challenge is to keep us on-program, on track to not gain any weight or perhaps lose some. <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> Directions for challenge: <BR> 1. Post your starting weight. (Post your measurements if you are choosing to lose inches) <BR> <em>185</em> <BR> 2. Post what you goal is for the month, Lose o... Thu, 1 Nov 2007 23:40:18 EST GAME.... Scrabble Game SCRABBLE!!! <BR> <BR> CHANGE ONE LETTER OF THE BOTTOM WORD POSTED AND SEE <BR> WHO GETS STUCK AND CAN'T CONTINUE! <BR> <BR> RULES: <BR> YOU CANNOT ADD LETTERS <BR> YOU CANNOT USE FOREIGN LANGUAGES <BR> YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE ONE LETTER <BR> YOU CAN NOT REPEAT A WORD <BR> IT MUST BE A REAL WORD <BR> <BR> ....... <BR> <BR> STARTING WORD: foot <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Nov 2007 22:37:03 EST GAME: A-Z Holiday Item Game GAME: A-Z Holiday Item Game <BR> <BR> Choose the holiday we are going into or any holiday you would like and post an item associated with it, starting with A. Also name the holiday. <BR> <BR> I'll go first: <BR> <BR> A - Angel ornament <BR> Christmas <BR> <BR> B next... Sat, 27 Oct 2007 19:19:29 EST Post ... Your Favorite Links & Articles.... Post Your Favorite Links & Articles here and check back to see what other team members have written. <BR> <BR> Links and articles pertaining to health, weight loss and maintence are greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Oct 2007 13:38:38 EST Post Humor, Jokes & E-mails here Share Humor, Jokes & E-mails here. <BR> <BR> We have to maintain our sense of humor while we are on this hectic weight loss journey. So share anything especially diet, health related or any good e-mails you may receive. <BR> <BR> Von Fri, 26 Oct 2007 11:31:49 EST ...How are you doing today?.. How are you doing today?..'Commitment Circle' <BR> <BR> This is the most important thread that we will have on our team. So please don't skim <BR> over it. Read it, digest it, and make your decision to totally commit or not. <BR> <BR> One of the most important things on our healthy weight maintenance journey is support. <BR> This thread is our Commitment Circle. We come in here throughout the day and <BR> say how we are doing, good and bad. This is not a choice, this is where we recomm... Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:48:09 EST Health & Illness Chat Room Your Health & Illness Chat Room <BR> _______________________________ <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> If you don't feel good it is hard to exercise, stick with your goals or sometimes even eat right. <BR> <BR> So if you feel like whining, <em>46</em> <BR> you can do it here. <BR> <BR> Also welcome dicussions on any chronic, long term illnesses you may have. <BR> <BR> Von Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:40:27 EST What are your daily Mantras, Quotes & Motivations? <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Each day when you wake up think of something that will keep you motivated throughout the day and post it here. <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <BR> <BR> You can post anything that motivates or inspires you: <BR> 1. Mantras <BR> 2. Quotes you find inspiring. <BR> 3. Motivational sayings and articles. <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> <BR> Wed, 24 Oct 2007 14:13:07 EST How Do You Maintain Your Healthy Weight Goals? Hi Team, <BR> Please share any tips or secrets you have learned on your way to a healthy weight loss life. <BR> <BR> Is it with special foods or a regular exercise routine? We would love to know how you lost or how you maintain! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 18:23:45 EST Non-denom inational Prayers, Blessings and Praises Hi All, <BR> <em>288</em> <BR> This is our non-denominational place where we can post our prayers, praises and blessings. <BR> <BR> <em>288</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 18:18:41 EST Your 'Daily Spark Points' Ongoing Challenge ~Your Daily Spark Points Ongoing Challenge~ <BR> <BR> This is a challenge to challenge yourself. <BR> <BR> 1. Post your Spark points for the day here. <BR> 2. Post the number or gift you got on the wheel. <BR> ___________________________________ <BR> <BR> Earning your Spark points daily is one of the most important things you can do. <BR> <BR> <BR> Go to your spark points page (at right of your screen) daily and accumulate points and learn how to maintain you healthy life style. <... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 18:12:10 EST New to Spark People? Post Questions and Tips.... Hi Team, <BR> <BR> If you are new to Spark People please post your questions here. <BR> <BR> If you have been here a while and can share any tips or answer questions for newbies, please do here. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:52:15 EST Having A Bad Day? Vent Here.... Hi Team, <BR> If you are having a bad day with maintaining your daily goals or anything else you can vent here. <BR> <BR> This is one of our special places where all team members should check in to support one another. <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:42:31 EST Great Eating Out Finds, Tips & Questions Please post your Great Eating Out Finds,Tips & Questions here. <BR> <BR> Where do you eat out at and what do you eat? <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 17:37:36 EST What Diet / Food Plan are you on? Hi Team, <BR> Share with us What Diet / Food Plan you are using. <BR> Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated! <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:09:50 EST What kind of exercise are you doing? Hi All, <BR> <BR> What kind of exercise are you doing? <BR> 1. Cardio? <BR> 2. Strength? <BR> 3. Stretch? <BR> <BR> Are you using any new videos or equipment? <BR> <BR> Keep us updated here! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:07:53 EST Great Grocery Finds & Gadgets Hi All, <BR> <BR> Post here Your Great Grocery Finds & Gadgets! <BR> <BR> Share here any new grocery or gadget items you have found, or even something old that you think others would be interested in. <BR> <BR> Check back often to see what others have posted. <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:04:53 EST 3 DAILY THINGS ONGOING CHALLENGE ~THREE DAILY THINGS ONGOING CHALLENGE~ <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> This is the 3 daily things challenge. <BR> Each day you are to write: <BR> <BR> 1) Something you messed up on. <BR> <BR> 2) Something you did great with. <BR> <BR> 3) Something that made you feel great. <BR> <BR> This will help you feel more accountable <BR> <BR> and take a second to think about what you have done <BR> <BR> during the day. This is a challenge to challenge <BR> <BR> yourself. <BR> <BR> I hop... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:00:44 EST Getting to know You....... **Getting to know each other** <BR> <BR> (Cut, copy & Paste) <BR> Any you don't feel comfortable answering just leave blank. You can update this too at other times or add other favorites not listed. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Where do you live? <BR> <BR> 2. Start weight? <BR> <BR> 3. Goal weight? <BR> <BR> 4. How many cm or feet/inches are you? <BR> <BR> 5. How old are you? <BR> <BR> 6. When is your birthday? <BR> <BR> 7. Single? Married? Kids?, pets? <BR> <BR> 8. How did you come ... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:57:49 EST Challenge Chat Room Hi Team, <BR> We can chat and ask questions about any challenges or games here. <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:22:23 EST Newbies Welcome! Introduce yourself here! Welcome to the team! <BR> Please post your introductions here. <BR> Glad to have you with us! <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:19:37 EST Please Read Before Posting! Hi all, <BR> We want to maintain some sense of order here so please don't open any new threads at this time. <BR> <BR> Look for a thread that pertains to your post and post it there. If nothing is there post it in chat or contact Nancy, Lynn or I. <BR> <BR> If you see a <em>227</em> it will tell you if you posted in the wrong thread or if the thread is closed. <BR> <BR> If you see a <em>228</em> it will tell you where to go to post. <BR> <BR> Thanks for helping us keep the team organiz... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:17:12 EST Daily Chat Room Hi Team! <BR> <BR> We have our own chat room where we can chat about anything here, or ask questions! Please feel welcome to use it! <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:15:03 EST Recipe Box Hi Team, <BR> Post your healthy recipes here. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, snacks and desserts all wanted. <em>4</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:10:56 EST Team WEEKLY Weigh in Hi Team, <BR> Post your weekly weigh ins here. <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> Von Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:08:33 EST