SparkPeople Let's Get Fit Mississippi! Team Messageboard This Sparkteam is designated for Mississippians and others who want to get fit, lose weight and have fun in the process. SparkPeople Let's Get Fit Mississippi! Team Messageboard Looking for a accountability partner Hi I am from Rankin County and I am looking for someone to just chat and workout with. If there is anyone still on this page please let me know. Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:00:26 EST Another from Ocean Springs <em>420</em> <em>333</em> <BR> Hello Fellow Mississippians! I've been on SP for just over a month now. When I'm exercising and eating right, I'm steadily losing. So far 4 pounds. But Cruisin' time got me because my 40th reunion was at the same time, and now this week my nephew is here so I'm not getting as much exercise. <BR> <BR> I love to read and walk. Not together, of course! Can't wait to meet all of you! Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:38:22 EST Team Support I just saw your post and was inspired to join. I want to also have a goal specific to August and to drink my daily water and add weight training to my daily walk. I walk 4 miles daily and I am stuck in a weight rut. I eat good for you foods but I get off track too often. <BR> <BR> I want to join your team, give and receive your support. THANK YOU LET'SS GET FIT MISSISSIPPI.....I am from Boston, MA and think your team is terrific. Sun, 12 May 2013 09:56:45 EST Give yourself a high five I give myself a high five for being determined no matter what to get fit and stay fit . Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:54:36 EST A to z of personality traits Appealing Tue, 23 Apr 2013 06:52:09 EST CPC virual road trip CPC = Chasing Peter Cottontail <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> We here online make lots of friends that support us in our journey that we will probably never meet face to face. I have three very close friends that have nothing to do with spark people but support me in my efforts to chase my goal weight and healthier life style. These are online friends who i talk with on a daily basis through messenger service or email. So I thought it would be fun for everyone to pick a few of their online frien... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:40:47 EST Needing a Buddy/Acco untability Partner Hi everyone. I'm new to SP and would like to find a buddy/accountability partner...preferably a lady....I don't think my hubby would appreciate me doing this with a man <em>246</em> I live in the Poplarville area so if anyone is nearby and would be willing to join me, please let me know. TIA!!!! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:22:16 EST I can do this! Hi everyone. I'm Janet from South MS. I was born and raised here and that's just the way I like it! I am a kidney dialysis patient as well and I want to lose this weight so that I can be a healthier person...inside and out <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> It's great to know there are other people looking to make themselves healthier....I'm not alone <em>224</em> <em>381</em> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:39:16 EST Back again Hi, <BR> <BR> I have done this before and then quit spark ing and the weight comes back. I hope you will be able to keep me going. I am 46 female with a 9 and 8 year old. My husband and I would like to get our weight down and teach our children how to eat right. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>303</em> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:46:36 EST Valentine Day Challenge Ok so I blew the New year's challenge I ended the year with an 8 pound gain . But I am getting back on track now . I now need to loose 22 pounds to get to the 100 pound mark .. lets be realistic here that wont happen before Valentine's Day but half of it can be done. So that will be 11 pounds in 6 weeks. <em>381</em> So who is in with me ? <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>255</em> <em>129</em> <em>255</em> <em>129</em> <em>255</em> <em>129</em> <em>255</... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 09:11:17 EST Greeting from Gulfport Greetings.... <BR> <BR> I am 43 years old and live in Gulfport. I am a single mom raising a 13 year old girl and a 11 year old boy. I try to keep us in a healthy lifestyle as much as I possibly can, but find that it is a bit of a roller coaster ride for myself. Especially in the exercise area. I will do really good for a couple of months and then drop off for quite a stretch. I'll pick it up again and do well for a short period of time and drop off. I am hoping to find a balance in this... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:30:53 EST Last word starts new Sentence . I try to get in 60 minutes of fitness a day . <BR> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:04:24 EST Coffee house topic ... food sabotage Hi everyone , sorry about the delay in the coffee house topics .. it is hard to come up with these questions lol .. So I was reading the following article this morning and it made me think about the challenge we are doing right now for the holiday season. How do you deal with people that although are good nature and love you but pay no attention to your weight goals? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1685 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:41:36 EST Water Goals Is there anyway the water goal can be set to track auto like other teams? I feel sure if it automatically kept track we would make our goal. As of now you have to manually go to track "other goals" and put it in daily. I just began doing this a month or so ago. I always get at least 8 glasses as I am sure most members do, we just are not being credited for it. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 15:26:00 EST Coffee House Topic!!! 10/16 How do you menu plan? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am starting back to weekly meal planning .. This recovery process and the meds are playing havoc with my system and metabolism. I think I need to find some written structure at this point to stay on track. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:05:45 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 10/14 How often do you Grocery shop ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I do my grocery shopping usually on Wednesday, however since I have been down my husband does the grocery shopping <em>198</em> I get him to take me on Saturday morning to get pick up things that he wouldnt know what they are lol ... you know like yogurt, flat out bread, my favorite soup ... I h... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:19:46 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 10/13 Which fall staple is your downfall ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me it is potatoes , Regular or sweet postoes, So many fall dishes call for them. I have to be with these dishes. I will eat and before I know I am stuffed beyond comfort .. but they all taste so good lol Sat, 13 Oct 2012 07:46:36 EST Coffee House Topic !!!! 10/12 Is there foods that you know you should eat but find it hard to ? if so do you find a way to eat them or do you just ignore them ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I have issue with apples .. I know scandalous but it is true. I put laughing cow spread on my slices or peanut butter. Since my issue extends to applesauce as well ... I add Greek yogurt and a banana f... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:34:54 EST Coffee house topic !!! 10/9 When you exercise Do you like music or do you prefer silent meditation? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me I never do good in the silence .. but I love for my IPOD to blare in my head to block out the world for the duration of my walking regime . Tue, 9 Oct 2012 14:01:46 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 10/8 Is there any outside events coming up that you are planning to attend that will give you extra Cardio ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> On October 20, I plan on going to the Mullet Festival in Gautier, Ms. Also on that day we will be attending out grandson's 5th birthday party so that should reap some extra Cardio as well. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:53:17 EST Weekly Challenge 10/7 to 10/13 I am going to be greedy this week sorry ,.... I am going back to one that everyone has already done but I need the most help in right now <BR> <BR> 1. Nine glasses of WATER a day <BR> 2. at least 30 minutes of cardio a day <BR> 3 write on blog on anything ... <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 12:30:40 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 10/7 Do you prefer the plate or the pyramid ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I find the plate method to be less confusing personally. The pyramid was to vague on some things for me . Sun, 7 Oct 2012 12:12:41 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 10/6 What is your favorite fall food ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Mine is pumpkin and squash ... They are always good but for some reason the taste better to me in the fall . Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:18:53 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 10/5 Are you on a Diet? Do you schedule cheat days? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I think one of the things that has helped me is the fact that I refuse to diet. There are no foods that are off limits to me. I make choices so are better for me than others are . I dont plan cheat days. However I am mindful of everything I eat and how that plays into my nutrition. if... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:27:00 EST Coffee House topic !!! 10/3 Do you drink the write amount of water a day ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I drink between 8 and 12 glasses of water a day . Sometimes it is just plain Water but sometimes I will add like crystal light to it. I keep water bottles full in the fridge because I hate tap water lol ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 11:34:41 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 9/29 What is the biggest thing that your weight loss has done for you? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me it is the ability to exercise more easily. when i first started a year ago my first daily exercise was walking back and forth to the bathroom fifty times a day. I had been laid up after surgery for ten weeks and i loss muscle strength .. Now I can walk s... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:07:46 EST Coffee House topic !!! 9/28 Do you think that your life change is or has affected the ones closet to you ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I know that my life change has affected everyone I know .. Changes have happened to the entire family. Most everyone is now on a better eating plan and exercises on a regular basis. Conversations now entertain exercises and new recipes. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 23:58:56 EST Coffee House topic !!! 9/27 Do you rely more on your scales or a measuring tape ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me it is the scales ... I need to see the pounds go away ... that happens then the inches will follow Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:06:10 EST Coffee House topic !!! 9/26 How many diet/cookbooks do you have ? Do you actually use them ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I have a diet book on the kindle that i still have not read yet. <BR> Sparkpeople cookbook kindle version .. still reading it <BR> 2 cookbooks i use regular : Hungry girl 200 under 200 and WW comfort foods. <BR> <BR> I use the net to find a lot of recipes .... <BR> <... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:55:15 EST Hello from Ocean Springs Hello everyone, my name is Dale. I'm new to the team not new to SP. I live in Ocean Springs but I am from Ohio. We moved here in April. My DH is from OS. I am 50 years old and I have a 10 year old son. I've battled with my weight all my life. In 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Follicular Lymphoma. I will be 5 years cancer free in October. Now my focus is on being healthy and losing weight along with it. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:31:48 EST Coffee House Topic !!! 9/25 In New York and other places there has been talk about limiting the amount of soda you can buy in a Restaurant. What is your opinion of what role government should play in regulating the restaurant ability to serve over sized products? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I know this is a sticky subject that has been highly debated in the media. I am split on my opinion .... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:59:27 EST Weekly challenge 9/23 to 9/29 For this week challenge <BR> <BR> 1. Track your nutrition <BR> 2. visit three members pate or comment on 3 team blogs <BR> 3. strength training 3 times weekly <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone ... let me know how you are doing .. <BR> Dont forget to post yesterday's weigh in <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:55:53 EST Coffee House Topic !!!! Sunday Who is the one person you know no matter what has your back during the process of loosing weight? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I have an excellent support system but if i have to choose one it would be my brother . He will tell me I am doing great but he will also tell me when i am screwing up. He will exercise with me or he will tell me to stop pushing so hard. He... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:37:33 EST Coffee house topic !!! Saturday What is your favorite fitness activity to do in the fall? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Mine is evening walks just enjoying the cool brisk air and all the changes that are occurring . Sat, 22 Sep 2012 15:11:27 EST New to Spark and Let's Get Fit Mississippi Hello, I am new to this page and team! <BR> <BR> I am from the Columbus area and I love life! I was perfectly happy in my BIG life (not really) but my NP gave me devastating news, pre-diabetic, insulin resistance-HBP, high tri-glycerides, and over 100 pounds overweight and headed towards a heart incident (the NP's words!) <BR> <BR> I knew I could no longer play with my life! It was time to change. A friend of mine from Tennessee suggested Spark and with a big prayerful confession to God,... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:29:53 EST Coffee house topic !!! Friday What if anything are you going to reward yourself with when you reach this goal ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to treat myself to a day spa ... My goal will take me to 100 pounds gone so I think that would deserve something a little more special. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:07:45 EST Coffee house topic !!! Wednesday How many calories do you eat a day ? how did you come to this calculation of what you should eat ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I eat between 1000 and 1400 calories ... For me I have never been a big eater although I can eat . But this is a good margin for me. I came to this number because well i have to force myself to eat So this was the range that I came ... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:41:35 EST Coffee house topic !!! Tuesday At what age did you first realize that you had a weight issue ? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> For me it was when I was about 12 years old . Puberty hit and it has been on since then. My highest weight was 366 pounds in 2011 and my lowest weight over the past thirty years was 180 pounds at age 18 ... I had to loose down from 210 to be considered for the Navy. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:01:16 EST Coffeehouse topic of the day !!! Monday What is the one thing that you could deter you from reaching your goal weight <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> For me it is the surgery that i am having in two days ... 18 weeks on my couch with a goal is not a good thing but I will keep up with certain exercises and track my calories and whine alot . you all should know that up front ... i dont li... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:19:07 EST Coffeehouse topic of the day !!! Sunday Do you think there is a difference between "getting Fit" and "Getting healthy" ? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> As a fat bodied person I see getting fit as loosing weight , Toning my body , raising my endurance. Getting healthy means fixing medical problems. I have been blessed not to have these. But hopefully i will never have them as i am getting fit finally. <em>34... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:35:54 EST Weekly challenge 9/16 to 9/23 1.) make a post here telling me what it is you need to do before 1/1/2013 .. what is your goal and how you plan to reach it ? <BR> <BR> 2). 45 minutes cardio 3 times weekly <BR> <BR> 3.) huddle once daily <BR> <BR> 9/16 <BR> 9/17 <BR> 9/18 <BR> 9/19 <BR> 9/20 <BR> 9/21 <BR> 9/22 <BR> 9/23 <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 13:35:37 EST New year's challenge <em>249</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>249</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>249</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> There are approximately 15 weeks left till January 1, 2013. There also countless obstacles in that path. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas parties, and well plenty of football get together s. Not to mention as the Seasons change so does our mind set, eating habits and even our exercise habits. I have to be very mindful of what I ... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 12:40:41 EST Hi! Who's in Hattiesburg? Hi! My name is Carla and I live in Hattiesburg, MS! Would love to connect with other H'burg Sparkers! I haven't been extremely active, but in the past 3 months I have really gotten on the road to my goal! Doing the Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno and have lost 24 lbs! I would like to offer encouragement to anyone who is ready to be serious. Because that is what it is about. Nothing ever happened when I was "TRYING to lose weight" and nothing happened when I was "TRYING to watch what I eat... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 08:48:54 EST Climb the mountain <em>358</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>358</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>358</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> It is said that if Mohammad wont go the mountain then you must bring the mountain to him !!! <BR> The highest point in Mississippi is the " Woodall Mountain" just off Hwy 25 and South of Luka. The mountain is 807 feet to the peak. There is a sign that lets all visitors to prepare for a steep, unpaved and rocky incline of about a mile to the summit. The Mo... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:27:36 EST From Central MS I am having a lot of difficulty following how this site is laid out and where to click to get where I want to go. New from Central MS, want to FINALLY work toward getting fit, Glad to find this site. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 08:00:21 EST The Famous Race <em>410</em> <em>434</em> <em>249</em> <em>410</em> <em>434</em> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Earlier in the week I saw a sign coming into Mississippi that said " Welcome to Mississippi Home of Music" . I did not know this so I started looking around for famous people from Mississippi. The Famous Race is a zig zag race through Mississippi to the birthplaces of some truly amazing people. <BR> <BR> 1.Jimmy Buffett Pascagoula <BR> 172 miles <BR> 2.Bo Diddy McComb <BR> 8... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:20:06 EST Find a way !!! As southerners we have all sorts of ways to get in extra exercise. Structured exercise is awesome however the more time we stay off our rumps the better we will do. So from now to the end of the month List 3 things daily that is extra exercise past your normal structured exercise. for each day you list you will receive 100 points. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> as a bonus list at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies you eat ... for every day you do this you will receive 50 points. <BR> <BR> Come we can do ... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 06:36:42 EST Hi Y'all! Newbie from North Mississippi I'm in North Mississippi and am 25 years old. My goal is to lose 60 lbs by my 26th birthday (next April). I've lost around 20 pounds before but have gained it all back since getting married and starting teaching around 3 years ago. My husband has been successful with weightloss before but sadly we enabled each other. This time he has lost over 65 pounds and that motivated me to get off my butt and do something to make my life better. I've recently gotten back into photography and would like t... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 16:09:41 EST Dairy Festival Dairy fest in Tylertown Sat. June 2, 2012 <BR> Thu, 31 May 2012 22:58:43 EST Birthday wish... Hello all! Yesterday day was my 39th birthday. The wish that I made as I blew out the candles atop my Italian Cream cake was to be happier and healthier. So as I lounged in my hammock, sipping a sweet, frosty Pina Colada, I came across an article that mentions Sparkpeople. I rolled out of my comfy spot and created an account right then. I admit that I did not do ANY physical activity yesterday and I ATE yummy, rich, fattening food. However, today is a NEW day and I am commiting myself to foll... Tue, 29 May 2012 11:22:55 EST Team Picture challenge <em>344</em> <em>319</em> <em>341</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I discussed with RB the team picture. Ever since I joined this team I thought that pic really didnt say much about the team. I love Mississippi trees as much as the next person if not more but they dont show anything about getting fit. So here is the challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. The picture has to have something to do with getting fit. <BR> 2. the picture must be about something in Ms. <BR> 3. The picture can be from you... Wed, 23 May 2012 09:08:49 EST Manage Your Thoughts Your mind can make a big difference. Trade in negative thoughts for positive ones. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:57:44 EST Manage Your Feelings Make yourself aware of the feelings that trigger comfort eating for you and you'll be better able to find healthier ways to handle them. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:56:29 EST Manage You Environment Fill your spaces - your house, your office, your car - with foods that make it easier for you to stay on track. Tue, 22 May 2012 21:54:49 EST 90% of people who have kept weight off over time have a regular schedule of activity in their lives. Fri, 18 May 2012 14:54:22 EST Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. <BR> <BR> Leon J. Suenes Fri, 18 May 2012 14:49:04 EST Don't force yourself to be a gym person if you're not one. If the gym doesn't work for you find an activity outside of the gym you enjoy. Fri, 18 May 2012 14:46:54 EST WAHOO!! Already started before I saw this post! Copy and Paste this template into your own post and then edit each day. <BR> <BR> 5/17 - 30 minutes of walking on the Ocean Springs/Biloxi bridge! <BR> 5/18 - <BR> 5/19 - <BR> 5/20 - <BR> 5/21 - <BR> 5/22 - <BR> 5/23 - Thu, 17 May 2012 15:42:10 EST Cardio Challenge Since Cardio is SO important to heart health and losing weight let's do it!! <BR> <BR> Do 120 minutes of Cardio this week. You can do 30 mins, 4 different days, or It can be broken down in any increments that work for you. Do not count strength training, Pilates, Yoga, gardening or anything that is not cardio exercise. <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste this template into your own post and then edit each day. <BR> <BR> 5/17 - <BR> 5/18 - <BR> 5/19 - <BR> 5/20 - <BR> 5/21 - <BR> 5/22 - <BR> 5/23 - <B... Thu, 17 May 2012 00:09:14 EST Before starting on a diet program, you need to be sure that you will be fully wholly committed regarding this. Simply put, you should obtain the self-control as well as the purpose to adhere to by way of it, so that you can get to your fitness objectives. Aside from that, you should also have the best motivation to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Louis, Georges (2012-05-05). 100 Diet Tips (Kindle Locations 43-44). . Kindle Edition. <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 May 2012 14:56:50 EST Learn From Experience No more yo-yoing! <BR> <BR> When you recognize what's worked in the past, and what hasn't, you can move forward accordingly. Tue, 8 May 2012 14:22:32 EST 1 2 3 Mug Cake 1 box Angel Food Cake mix (1 box has to be angel food) <BR> 1 box any other flavor cake mix <BR> <BR> Pour both boxes in a gallon ziplock bag. Shake to mix well. <BR> <BR> When you want a cake put: <BR> 3 tablespoons cake mix <BR> 2 tablespoons water in a large coffee mug <BR> mircowave on high for 1 min. <BR> <BR> If you want a topping, add lite whip topping, fruit, etc. Tue, 8 May 2012 14:09:16 EST Ask For Help Surround yourself with motivation and encouraging people. Know how to ask for and get the help you need. Tue, 8 May 2012 14:03:34 EST 90 Minute Exercise Challenge Lets see if we can get in 90 mins of exercise this week. Copy & paste, then edit each day you exercise. Everyone that reaches the goal will receive a team goodie. <BR> <BR> 5/7- <BR> 5/8- <BR> 5/9- <BR> 5/10- <BR> 5/11- <BR> 5/12- <BR> 5/13- <BR> <BR> Total mins- Mon, 7 May 2012 20:28:47 EST What would you like to see on this team? Leave your suggestions here. Mon, 7 May 2012 20:06:42 EST Hey Yall!! My name is Janie and I live in Diberville, MS with my husband of 2-1/2 years, John. We are self-employed and I work as his administrative assistant. <BR> <BR> I am 44 years old, 2 children--Tony is 25 (and getting married on 9-8-12 to Pearl) and Caytie is 20. I have 2 stepdaughters, 25 and 22. Two step-grandsons, 7 and 3 months old. I am originally from Roseville, Michigan. In October, 2008, I moved to Austin, TX, to live with John. We married on December 23, 2009; then, on December 30... Mon, 7 May 2012 09:53:30 EST Okatoma Festival Okatoma Festival <BR> Sat, May 5, 2012 @ Collins, MS <BR> Wed, 2 May 2012 19:26:58 EST Suggestion ns........ What would you like to see on this team? <BR> <BR> Please post your ideas here. <BR> Wed, 2 May 2012 11:44:07 EST Suggestion ns........ What would you like to see on this team? <BR> <BR> Please post your ideas here. Wed, 2 May 2012 11:37:11 EST Chit Chat 2012 Good morning everyone. <BR> <BR> Janet had a good idea about having just one chat board instead of changing each month. I thought we would make it Chit Chat 2012 and change it once a year. So here we are. <BR> <BR> Post daily here. Wed, 2 May 2012 10:23:57 EST Birthday Celebration Please post your birth date here so we can celebrate with you. <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> NEWTINK for the idea. Wed, 2 May 2012 10:18:34 EST May Chat Good morning. <BR> <BR> I forgot it was May. <em>246</em> I posted on the April Chat. <BR> <BR> I'm reposting here. <BR> <BR> Where is everyone? I sure would love to see this team do good. <BR> <BR> Come on team. Let's stay in contact with each other. <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 08:29:57 EST New Member Intro Hi, <BR> My name is Tereasa and I live out at Sardis Lake. I am here to keep a record of my health, weight and eating habits. Live, Love, Laugh...... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:35:02 EST Scrapbook I just started scrapbooking. I've never done it before. I got a small scrapbook and a few basic items to see if i would like it. I love it. <em>246</em> I'm going to post some pictures of the pages i did. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 22:07:54 EST Hello all Thanks for the invite..... <BR> My name is Timika and I am from Ridgeland, Ms. I am a wife and mother of 5, a home care child care provider and I am trying to get in the groove of being and staying fit. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone and making freinds.... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:01:00 EST Handbags I make handbags. I have a few patterns I use. Is there anyone else that makes handbads or purses? Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:07:51 EST Area Events This is the place to tell about local runs, walks, 5Ks, nature hikes, etc. that other members might be interested in attending. <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:01:18 EST Craft Area Do you like to do crafts? <BR> <BR> Are you working on something now? <BR> <BR> Would you like to talk with others that has the same interests? <BR> <BR> If so, this is the place for you. Let's talk about our crafts. We may even have a question someone else can help us with. <BR> <BR> This is a good place to meet other crafters. So let get started. <BR> <BR> What is your craft? <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:34:56 EST April Chat Well, another month has gone by. I hope this one will be better for me than last month. In the three weeks I was sick, I gained back the weight I had lost in the previous three months. I hate when that happens but I just didn't have the energy to fix healthy meals (far less exercise). <BR> <BR> I went to Hubfest in Hattiesburg yesterday so got out and walked for a couple of hours anyway. I've got to get back to a program of regular exercise. My dogs love to walk and I need to get up ear... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:20:21 EST March Chat Well, here it is, March already! Spring is generally my favorite time of long as it doesn't get too hot. Last Spring and Summer were just too hot for me! <BR> <BR> Is anyone planning a garden? I'm going to be growing tomatoes and strawberries but not sure what else. Home grown tomatoes are just so much better than the ones in the stores. I'm going to a talk on gardening tomorrow. I'm hoping to get information about what grows best in this area. Because we live in a motorho... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:30:57 EST Walking Buddy Hey Mississippi, <BR> <BR> I looking for a walking buddy. If you live around the the Prentiss/Collins area let me know. I would love to have a walking buddy. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:03:02 EST A little bit about me! Hi all! <BR> I have just joined this group. I am by no means new to SparkPeople. This time, I just seem to be a little more serious. <BR> I am a physics teacher at a prominent high school in central MS. I have a daughter who is in 1st grade and a very supportive husband. <BR> I will be running my first half-marathon on March 4 in New Orleans! I am very excited and nervous at the same time. <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all better as we travel along this path together! <BR> ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:55:41 EST February Chat Happy February everyone! January sure went by in a hurry. I'm still doing low carb and lost 4 pounds between the last week of December and the end of January. How is everyone else doing? Wed, 1 Feb 2012 23:53:35 EST January chat Happy New Year everyone! <BR> I everyone prepared to start the new year with updated goals and commitment? <BR> <BR> I got out my PACE book and "Stong Women Stay Slim" book to plan a new program but don't have it outlined yet. I'm getting off to a slow start but I'm commited to doing this within the next couple of weeks. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile I'm still doing my floormopping (2,000+ sq feet with industrial type mop and bucket) which is a great cardio workout. It used to take me 2 hours to ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:16:05 EST What are you New Year's resolutions? It is customary to take a look at the old year and decide what you want to do differently next year. Are you setting some new goals for 2012? Tell us what they are. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 01:18:21 EST December Chat Well here it is, December already. This is probably one of the most dangerous months of the year in terms of trying to lose weight. All those Christmas parties, goodies brought to work, fast food because we are out shopping or just too busy to cook and then the actual holidays themselves. How does everyone cope with this? <BR> <BR> One of the things I have given up is making Christmas cookies. I can't make them and not eat them so I just don't make any. Cookies are one of my biggest w... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 15:13:02 EST Water Challenge 11/16/11 <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> Do you drink eight 8oz glasses of water a day? Water is good for you. It purges your system & removes fluid. Lets see if we can get our 8 glasses today. <BR> <BR> Post here & let us know how your doing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:07:37 EST Fruit & Veggie Challenge 11/15/11 Lets eat 5 fruits & veggies today. <BR> <em>265</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> Post here when met. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:55:54 EST Ten min Challenge for the day 11/14/11 Lets see if we can meet this challenge today. <BR> <BR> Any exercise you want for 10 mins. Post here when your done. Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:38:34 EST NEED HELP! Hey team, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> As you know I'm the new team leader. I can't say co-leader because the other leaders are inactive. I need some help keeping this team active. <BR> <BR> If would like to be a co-leader with me let me know. We need to keep this team going. <BR> <BR> Thanks, Becca <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:02:22 EST November Chat Hello team. <BR> <BR> Thought I would go ahead & start our Nov Chat. It's still Oct 31 as of right now. But was afraid I wouldn't have a chance early enough in the morning so here it is. <BR> <BR> We are having a yard sale for the church Nov 12. Will be working there today (Tuesday) getting things ready. I hope to get to the gym also today. <BR> <BR> We are going to have Thanksgiving lunch at the church this year. All the members are invited to fix their Thanksgiving lunch & bring it to sh... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:00:15 EST Birthdays I thought this would be a fun thing to do. Just copy and paste below and add your name and date below the appropriate month. The most recent post on top will have all the most updated birthdates listed so far. <BR> <BR> Let's see who else may have the same month and/or day as you! <BR> <BR> JANUARY <BR> <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY <BR> <BR> <BR> MARCH <BR> <BR> <BR> APRIL <BR> Becca 12th <BR> <BR> MAY <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> JUNE <BR> <BR> <BR> JULY <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST <BR> <B... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:25:14 EST WOW WEDNESDAY Good morning team, <BR> <BR> How are you on this wonderful Wednesday? <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful crisp 45* this morning here. <BR> <BR> I had gain 2 lbs over the weekend. Had company & ate out alot. Got on scales this morning & down 1.5 lbs. WOW! <BR> <BR> Tell me what your WOW is today. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:38:10 EST Two words-drop one Good evening Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:46:09 EST Last letter starts a new word. Dream Mon, 17 Oct 2011 11:05:04 EST October Chat <em>67</em> Good morning Mississippi, <BR> <BR> Beautiful day here today. <BR> <BR> I'm a co-leader & would love to see more action on our board. <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Lets get this going. You are <em>345</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:23:24 EST September Chat Hello Mississippians, <BR> <BR> This team has been quite for a while. Lets get active again. <BR> <BR> It is 74* here right now. Looks like we might have some isolated thunderstorms. We sure need it to cool off some. It has been being around 100* everyday. <BR> <BR> I'm not feeling well. I think I'm getting a cold. I wanted to get in some exercise, but with the way I feel, I don't know. <BR> <BR> I hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day! <em>223</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:02:19 EST I am not going to die in Mississippi. If you have some time to Google, check out the health statistics for Mississippi. Following that, make sure you read about how the life expectancy is lower in Mississippi than anywhere else in the country. Once you've finished that and you still want to procrastinate, maybe you can think about and understand why it is so important for me to make every day the first day for my lifestyle change. I'm not from Mississippi, but now that I live here, seeing so many other people succumb to weight... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:48:11 EST New Glad to be Here Hello, <BR> I am new to the site. I am from central Ms. I am married and I live on a small farm. I work fulltime in retail. My favorite exercise is walking. I am here for motivation. Would like to find a walking buddy. Hope everyone is having a great day. <BR> <BR> Liz Mon, 10 May 2010 08:29:58 EST Howdy Folks I live out by the Reservoir and am looking for some exercise buddies and some recipe swappers! I have 40 lbs to lose and have lost 20+ since December, 2009. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 23:31:47 EST Jan. 26, 2010 Challenge for the day!! Good morning everyone. <BR> I want to challenge everyone on this board to "Make a Change" today. By make a change I mean choose to do something different today. <BR> Ex: <BR> <em>313</em> Instead of walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes, do 30 minutes of aerobics or stair steps. <BR> <em>311</em> Instead of taking the elevator, use the stairs. <BR> <em>140</em> Instead of eating at a burger hut, choose a nice salad or low calorie grilled chicken breast sandwich without the bread. <... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:34:21 EST ACCOUNTABILITY This is the place to post your daily meals [or how you did on your nutrition tracker for the day] and any exercise you did. <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> Exercise--I did good 3 1/2 hours fishing burned about 500 calories. <BR> Eating--A terrible day for me. Over on calories and fat by a little. Enough water, not enough fruit & veggies. <BR> Breakfast--orange juice <BR> Lunch--chicken salad sandwich & pound cake <BR> Dinner--sloppy joe,baked beans & french fries. <BR> <BR> JUMP RIGHT IN........... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:47:47 EST Where do you go to workout? Relax? Hangout? Shop? I have lived in Mississippi most of my life but I am often curious about what other people do to get in a good workout. Or where they like to go to let it all hang out? Or even where they like to shop for groceries, clothes or personal items (shoes, handbags, cameras, accessories to everyday life???)? <BR> Do you walk around your neighborhood or do you go walk on a treadmill? Do you take a day and go to the park and hang out with your kids or do you go fishing? Do you skate, bike, skate... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:21:07 EST Hello from the south I'm new and glad to meet you (pokes head in door) <BR> (smiles at all the beautiful people in the room and waves) <em>30</em> <BR> (enters the room shyly) <BR> <BR> <BR> I live outside of Jackson in Brandon and I am new to the team but I hope that ya'll will enjoy my posts as much as I like living in the state of Mississippi. I mean what other state can say that they are the birthplace of such people as Elvis, Jim Henson or Oprah herself. This is a wonderful town and I wouldn't live anywhere else. <BR> My name is ... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:07:54 EST Just had to share this.... "Anyone can improve by 1%." I loved the 1% thing when I heard it. So often I need reminders that I don't have to make huge, grandiose changes that put me into a tail spin and end up crashing me into the ground for it to be change. Change can be doing one more jumping jack, walking one more minute, doing one more crunch instead of 5 more. I've been frustrated with my weight loss journey so far and I think it's due to the pre-conceived idea that I have to do a minimum of 30 to 45 minutes in ord... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 09:23:36 EST Spread the Spark Summer Challenge - Are You In? Our Spread the Spark Summer Challenge, will kick off with the official "Show Your Spark" Weekend, Friday, June 26, 2009, to Sunday, June 28, 2009. During this weekend, SparkPeople members across the globe will wear their SparkPeople Gear and/or gather at SparkRallies . (Visit your local SparkTeam page to help plan or RSVP to attend a local SparkRally in your area!) Even if you don't attend a Rally, you can still wear your gear wherever you go--and be on the lookout for other SparkPeople memb... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:19:56 EST Post your daily challenge results here! Post your daily challenge results here! <BR> Example; <BR> Thankful Thursday- Ate all my fruit and veggies. I complimented someone today! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:15:03 EST February Challenges! Check It out! PLEASE DO NOT POST TO THIS THREAD. THIS THREAD IS TO NOTIFY ALL TEAM MEMBERS OF THE DAILY CHALLENGES. That way challenge members will not have to search for the challenge list. <BR> <BR> If you want to let us know that you will be joining us, or make suggestions for challenges, please post in the DAILY CHALLANGE RESULTS thread under the mini challenges forum... <BR> <BR> WEEK 1: February 2- February 8 <BR> <BR> Movin' Monday: Cardio of your choice (10/15/30/45 minutes depending on your f... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:11:23 EST Questions! Name 3 things that you never got around to last year... <BR> My answer <BR> Reading the bible in 1 year! getting to my goal weight <BR> <BR> <BR> Where are the last 3 places you vacationed? <BR> My answer <BR> Mexico, California, Florida, <BR> <BR> Name three of your favorite TV shows... <BR> My answer <BR> Medium, Ghost Whisperer, House, Biggest Loser <BR> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:35:31 EST NEW TO THE TEAM HEY EVERYBODY! I'M KIMBERLEY AND I'M A 33 Y/O SINGLE MOTHER OF 2. I'VE BEEN A HOSPICE NURSE FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS, AND BEFORE THAT I WORKED LONG TERM CARE. MY CRAZY SCHEDULE CALLED FOR CRAZY EATING HABITS. I WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO DROP A FEW POUNDS WHILE PREGNANT WITH MY DAUGHTER IN 2005 AND FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS AFTER WHILE I WAS BREASTFEEDING HER. BUT AFTER AWHILE, I GOT COMFORTABLE WITH MY WEIGHT. AND NOW I'M AT MY LARGEST--288 LBS! AND I'M DEFINITELY NOT COMFORTABLE. SINCE I'M TALL (5'11), MOST PE... Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:50:53 EST CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2009 CLEANING HOUSE FOR 2009 <BR> <BR> Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way. <BR> <BR> It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way. <BR> <BR> I threw out a book on MY PAST <BR> (Didn't have time to read it anyway). <BR> <BR> Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today. <BR> <BR> I threw out hate and bad memories, <BR> (Remember how I treasured them so)? <BR> <BR> Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago. <BR> <B... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:33:57 EST This is interesting!!!! Outrageous Diet Myths <BR> <BR> Get the scoop on bogus diet claims—and how they might be sabotaging your weight loss. <BR> <BR> 1. All carbs are evil. With obesity and diabetes at an all-time high, carbohydrates have gotten a bad rap, mainly because dieters don't distinguish between the two types: simple and complex. Although neither is inherently bad, complex carbs (found in whole grains, berries, and beans) are starches that cause a more gradual change in blood sugar than simple carbohyd... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:49:45 EST QUESTION! How many calories do you consume a day? <BR> <BR> I consume about 1600-1700 daily. <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:13:51 EST Question for Today! What food do you love that you avoid while dieting? <BR> <BR> Mine is Luvel ice cream in vanilla with oreo cookies. I just can't stop!!! <em>246</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:50:49 EST Wii Does this count? Mon, 29 Dec 2008 07:00:57 EST Last letter starts a new word. hello Sun, 7 Dec 2008 11:50:19 EST Eight weeks til Christmas What is the best gift you could give to yourself? I would say good health. I think it's time for us to set at least one goal for ourselves to achieve by Christmas. You must also post how you expect to achieve that goal. I'll start: <BR> <BR> My goal is to reach my yearly goal of 7200 fitness minutes. I will exercise for 30 min. a day 4-5 days a week. I would also like to be in the 170's by then. I'm continuing with my low carb diet with one cheat day per week. <BR> <BR> Tell us your plans. Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:12:55 EST Weekly Weigh In Come here once a week and post your previous and current weight and pounds lost. Sun, 12 Oct 2008 10:48:56 EST Baby Steps Challenge How about a challenge? This is a challenge for all of us who have veered off track. It will enable us to get back on the right path. The requirements are to drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, consume at least 3 fruits and veggies per day, exercise for 30 min. at least 3 days each week, and stay within your calorie, carb, etc. range for the 2 week period that we're doing the challenge. That gives us 4 small things to work on or continue with if you're already doing that. The challenge... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:55:16 EST Moss Point Riverfest... Is anyone planning to go to the Moss Point Riverfest this between noon and 8PM this coming Saturday? I think it would be a fun opportunity to meet, have a little picnic lunch and talk a walk along the river together. Anyone up for it? <BR> Jane Sun, 24 Aug 2008 20:26:46 EST Where in Mississippi is everyone from? Hey all, <BR> I was just wondering where everyone is in MS. I'm from Vicksburg. I hope you all write in and let us know where you are!! <BR> ~Elizabeth Sun, 24 Aug 2008 11:04:13 EST New to this SparkTeam. Hello everyone! I'm so happy to find a team that is right here in Mississippi. My name is Kim Nelson and I reside in Bassfield, MS. I've been a member of SparkPeople since February. Is there anyone out there that's not too far from me that can be my Spark buddy? I need someone that's going to help motivate me when I need it and I'll motivate them in their time of need. Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:40:42 EST Me too! I'm New! I'm from Vicksburg. I've been a member since 7/20/08 and am addicted to this site! I love it! I wish I'd have known about it long long ago. Anyway it is keeping me focused on my goal and working hard at it. I am going to make it! I have to, because I have all of you! Hope to get to know some of you! <BR> Elizabeth Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:34:15 EST Hi, been searching hi and lo for this team Hello everybody, <BR> My name is Patti and I'm from Canton. Have been searching to find this team. Was recommended by KAPASSONS. Glad to be a part and looking forward to posting. <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2008 17:15:37 EST Hello New Team Members <em>213</em> new people. Welcome to the team. You will love it here, everybody on this team is very friendly and supportive. Good luck with your goals. We look forward to getting to know you. Wed, 9 Jul 2008 16:00:36 EST Hello It's me--Again Hi, <BR> My name is Stephanie. The simplest way for me to get help is like AA--i'm not a alcoholic i just like the way their program is set up. So here it goes <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie and I'm overweight used to happily hover at 180 lbs and held my weight there steadily. I liked the way i looked,,until the baby came. I always had a pudge but never this i have ballooned to over 240lbs. I am an emotional eater which i hate--the Aquarius in me i guess. I am inactive besides my job--i know... Mon, 7 Jul 2008 12:53:25 EST Quick Road-Trip Fixes for "On the Go" Snacks This was taken from The Hungry Girls Cookbook! <BR> <BR> Stop at the corner market instead of the corner fast food joint, and you'll have hundreds of healthy options. <BR> <BR> Take part in a Slurpee-fest at 7-Eleven, but only with the reduced-calorie Crystal Light Slurpees (which come in several fruity-licious flavors). <BR> <BR> Dying for ice cream? Who needs that awful conveniences-store freezer loaded with bad choices? McDonald's has soft-serve, reduced-fat vanilla ice cream cones with... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 12:43:35 EST weight loss, MS and fear How do you get over the fear of not knowing if you will wake up and be able to walk, exercise, and do the things you need to to lose weight, or wake up and not be able to walk and be in your wheelchair for you dont know how long. It's scary. I weigh in at 306 and I have to lose the weight not just because Want to though it would be nice to just want something but because it is necessary. I will die if not. My MS only gets worse and can no longer bear it. I am in constant pain though on medica... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 13:18:03 EST new gal here! hello everyone! I want to say hello, and introduce myself. I'm meka , and I am from Jackson metropolitan area. <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2008 16:48:55 EST Hello!! Newbie on board! Hi! I just found SP yesterday and joined. I have been feeling myself around the site and I am loving every minute of it. <BR> <BR> There is so much motivation on here! I am so excited to have found SP! <BR> <BR> Dee Sun, 18 May 2008 15:54:23 EST New Member on Board Hi all, I am new to the team and glad to be here. I just joined the womenshealth 8 week virtual walking challenge. And I need all the support and motivation that I can get. And I know my fellow Mississippian will give it to me. <em>213</em> Sat, 3 May 2008 01:14:23 EST Where in the world is . . . . I have a question for you Mississippi Spark Members. Do you ever wonder where everyone on this team is from? I was wondering if y'all would be interested in sharing that information with eachother. I also wondered if you guys would be interested in all trying to get together at some point in the future . . . maybe we could find the most central location to all members and get together?! Just a thought! <BR> <BR> WE CAN DO THIS . . . WE CAN SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER THROUGH THIS . . . ONE HEALT... Fri, 2 May 2008 11:08:38 EST Helping Lead the Team Good Morning, Y'all! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say hello to everyone and to say thank you for the opportunity to help lead this team. We can do this! <BR> <BR> I believe in a healthier Mississippi! I am currently doing research about obesity in Mississippi and I believe that things can change. First . . . I'm going to change me . . . then Mississippi . . . then THE WORLD! <em>198</em> That's gonna be a lot of work . . . hope you guys are up for it! <BR> <BR> Martha-Claire Fri, 2 May 2008 10:21:18 EST Team Goals We have team a goal that is located at the bottom of this page. <BR> You can track your goal by clicking the track button. <BR> We can get at least 500 minutes of fitness activity a day can't we? <BR> Yes we can so lets go for it! <BR> Later! Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:45:43 EST NEW HERE HI EVERYONE. I AM HAPPY TO BE A MEMBER IF YOU WILL HAVE ME. LOTS OF WORK TO DO TO REACH MY GOAL WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE AND I AM REACHING OUT TO YOU FOR SUPPORT. Thu, 17 Apr 2008 20:33:46 EST The Images of A Mom The Images of A Mom <BR> <BR> 4 YEARS OF AGE Y My Mommy can do anything! <BR> 8 YEARS OF AGE Y My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot! <BR> 12 YEARS OF AGE Y My Mother doesn't really know quite everything. <BR> 14 YEARS OF AGE Y Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either! <BR> 16 YEARS OF AGE Y Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned. <BR> 18 YEARS OF AGE Y That old woman? She's way out of date! <BR> 25 YEARS OF AGE Y Well, she might know a little bit about it. <BR> 35 YEARS OF AGE Y Before w... Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:38:04 EST HURRICANE SEASON O.K. now I really need help. Hurricane season starts in a couple of months, which means I need to stock up on food (just in case but pray and keep your fingers crossed I won't need it) but since I'm starting to eat healthier I'm not sure what kind of nonperishable foods I should get anymore. I used to get Spam, etc. just because it is nonperishable but now I just don't know what to buy. Any help or suggestions?? Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:25:49 EST New to the team Hey y'all, my name is Robin. I'm from south Mississippi. I joined spark people in January. I'm glad I found this team. I'm ready to get fit, and I know with the help and support of everyone here, we can do it together.... <em>252</em> Mon, 7 Apr 2008 11:29:07 EST Dangerous Shortcuts to Weight Loss! I came across this article today, please read! <BR> <BR> <BR> Dangerous Shortcuts to Weight Loss – Are They Worth It? <BR> <BR> There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything. <BR> <BR> George Washington Carver <BR> <BR> I was drawn recently to a headline that read, “Yo-yo Dieter Janet Jackson Reveals Her Ultra Thin Waist.” It chronicled how in just four months, this modern day icon lost no less than sixty pounds - quite the ... Thu, 3 Apr 2008 09:48:05 EST New daily Challenge! Our new challenge for today are wall pushups every time you go to the bathroom. Just 10 wall push ups. As much as I got to the bathroom I will get at least 100 wall pushup in a day or more. Thu, 3 Apr 2008 08:41:48 EST New Member Good morning, Mississippians! I am a relatively new SPARK member and totally new to the Mississippi Team! <BR> <BR> I 31 and a mother of a 10 year old girl and a 9 year old boy. I teach in the public school system in Yazoo City. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to encouraging and being encouraged by the members of this team. <BR> <BR> Best weight losses wishes to y'all! <BR> <BR> Martha-Claire Tue, 1 Apr 2008 10:19:10 EST Race For The Cure! The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure <BR> 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run <BR> will be <BR> <BR> April 5, 2008 <BR> <BR> Trustmark Park - Home of the Mississippi Braves <BR> Let's participate if you are not busy. <BR> Here is the website to register! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Mar 2008 14:31:08 EST Daily challenge! This challenge is for 3/20/08. I hope all of you get to read this before Thursday! <BR> <BR> Eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables. maybe combined (Example 3 fruit and 2 veggies) <BR> <BR> Get your fruit and veggies in tomorrow. <BR> Many of us do not get enough of these wonderful foods. Wed, 19 Mar 2008 11:08:04 EST Devotional For Dieters Devotional For Dieters 3/19 <BR> <BR> March 19 <BR> <BR> Romans 8:31 <BR> What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's not call it our diet; let's call it God's diet. No, that doesn't mean God has to lose the weight. It means that we diet because it's what God wants of us. If it's God's diet, then God will help make sure that it goes well. He will bless those who diet in His name. It may sound silly to diet for God, but, as Christ... Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:47:49 EST Gas Pumping Tips!!!! I copied this post from another team and thought it would benefit us! <BR> <BR> At a time when gas will be hitting an all time high for America I think these 'tips' I got in email will be beneficial for those of us who 'never knew!'. <BR> Again, I got this in Email, I did not create it, I am not this man who works at a Pipeline in California. Still, the information here can HOPEFULLY save everyone some $$. <BR> <BR> <BR> "I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in... Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:31:34 EST Nutrition... Greetings everyone.. <BR> Hope this message find you in great Spirit. I know I haven't chatted and involved myself lately. I have been working on self... I am writing because I wanted to share something with you all. I am wanting you to please know that I am not the one who just throw things out without trying and know facts first. Well ladies, I come before you to let you all know to stop going to Wal-mart, K-mart, GNC etc... buying your vitamins and other supplements. I am now the Advocare ... Thu, 6 Mar 2008 20:06:10 EST Day Light Saving Time! <em>67</em> Just a friendly reminder!!! <BR> <BR> Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9th. So spring ahead! Don't forget to change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks. <em>56</em> <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> Spring is almost SPRUNG!!!!! <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2008 09:01:18 EST Lose 10 in 10! Hello we can do it. Let's lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks. <BR> I know it doesn't seem like a lot but it will be better coming off slow and steady! <BR> <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Who is up to the challenge! <BR> Lets wake upand get going. <BR> Celia what's your weekly challenge with the pedometers? <BR> Wed, 5 Mar 2008 16:21:16 EST Devotional for Dieters! 1 John 5:14 <BR> And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. <BR> <BR> <BR> 'God just doesn't want me to lose weight!' said Stephanie. 'Each time I try, I fail. If God really wants me to lose weight, He'd help me.' Many people feel just like Stephanie. They think God isn't helping them because they aren't successful in their diets. The problem is that they want God to take the weight from them. That simply isn't the way G... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 11:32:29 EST New Challenge for 3/2-3/8/2008 The new Challenge for the week will be stay on track with your meal plan but with a twist. <BR> <BR> Here's the Challenge; <BR> 1 day this week whatever day you choose drink only liquids. <BR> Yes this will be called a liquid day, you can drink broth, V8 juice, fruit juice, protein drinks, etc. <BR> Make sure you don't go over your calorie limit for the day because you can easily drink many calories. <BR> <BR> When I do liquid days I drink broth, V8 veggie juice, lots of water, maybe a pro... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 12:15:45 EST At Ease Disease!! I read this in my daily devotional and it really touched my heart! <BR> <BR> At Ease, Disease! <BR> by Laura MacCorkle, Senior <BR> <BR> Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be ... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:21:22 EST Hunger scale. This was copied from the Mississippi Sparkers team! <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 Stuffed. You are so full, you feel nauseated. <BR> 9 Very uncomfortably full. You need to loosen your clothes. <BR> 8 Uncomfortably full. You feel bloated. <BR> 7 Full. You feel a little bit uncomfortable. <BR> 6 Perfectly Comfortable. You feel satisfied. <BR> <BR> 5 Comfortable. You're more or less satisfied, but could eat a little more. <BR> 4 Slightly uncomfortable. You're just beginning to feel signs of hunger.... Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:59:35 EST Is Your Diet Out Of Control? Is your diet out of control? <BR> Are you struggling? <BR> Do you need support? <BR> Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:07:49 EST Weekly Challenge 02/24-03/02/08 Edwinda challenge is for this week. <BR> Here goes! <BR> <BR> Edwinda posted: <BR> I have an idea for our weekly challenge next week. In addition to saying our Grace, lets say a prayer that goes like this: Dear God, teach me to know that my body is a gift from you and I should love and treasure it unconditionally. Make nurturing my body as natural as breathing and choosing healthy food my true desire. Help me stick to a healthy eating plan that will remove the excess weight from my body and ... Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:58:06 EST Ways I took Good Care of Me Today! Hello everyone, what are some ways you took good care of yourself today. <BR> You know many times we put ourselves last, Put yourself first for a change. <BR> I took care of myself today by; <BR> 1. taking my vitamins <BR> 2. stayed on track eating <BR> 3. will give myself a pedicure tonight. <BR> 4. exercised Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:19:24 EST Daily Inspiration, Motivation, and Gratitude LET US KEEP TO THE POINT <BR> <BR> My earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. <BR> PHILLIPPIANS 1:20 <BR> <BR> When we think seriously about what it will cost others if we obey the call of Jesus, we tell God He doesn't know what our obedience will mean. Keep to the point--He does know. <BR> Shut out every other thought and keep yourself before God in this ... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 23:30:59 EST Checking in Hi Ladies, <BR> I just wanted to check-in for this week. I've been dieting and exercising for 8 weeks now. I've lost a total of 11 pounds and 10 1/4 inches off my neck, chest, waist, and hips. I did gain a pound this week and prior to that I was at 172 for 2 weeks so I've dropped my calories from 1600 to 1400. <BR> <BR> I found out I have a torn ACL so I can't do cardio until I get cleared by my doctor. I see the orthopedist on Wednesday. I am still going to strength train 3 days a week thou... Mon, 18 Feb 2008 08:23:33 EST New Member... Peace and Blessings to each of you.. <BR> Hope this message find you all in good Spirits. My name is Donna Olabanji. I was invited by my sister, Edwinda. I am originally from MS now I live in the TN area. I am excited about being part of your group. I am praying that this will get me to a moving and shaking about my health. My goal is to involve in healthy eating and healthy living. I want to lose the weight, just do it healthy. I am wanting to be a size 12.. that's my goal right now. A size... Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:15:27 EST The BBQ team Challenge Hey you guys, this challenge was posted on the BBQ team site. <BR> I thought it would be a geat challenge for us because most of us are members of both teams. <BR> <BR> This will be our second Challenge of the year!!!! <BR> <BR> Our goal is to lose 8 lbs in 4 weeks...that is 2 lbs a week. To get our "Pot O' Gold!!!" <BR> <BR> We will post daily to inspire one another. If you completed your workout the night before and your water a behind ALL of your Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:01:48 EST Weekly Challenges I thought I would start a weekly challenge thread so we can start weekly challenges. <BR> This will be one challenge for the week that all could participate in doing. <BR> Any team member can suggest a challenge for the upcoming week but the challenge need to be in by Thursday on the week before, that way everyone can read the challenge before the end of the week. <BR> Are you ready for the first challenge. Please check in and post daily about your progress whether good or bad! <BR> Any sugg... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:41:43 EST The Important Role Water Plays In Weight Loss! Hey saw this article and thought it would be helpful; <BR> <BR> Weight Loss is Unattainable without Proper Hydration <BR> Many of us spend an unbelievable amount of time in search of the perfect diet to aid with weight loss, but we tend to neglect other important issues in our diet. We all know how healthy water is for our bodies. Water acts as a natural detoxifier. It helps us to purge impurities from the body and helps to keep our skin clear. Yet so many of us don’t even know how much wate... Tue, 12 Feb 2008 15:26:54 EST New to the Team and SparkPeople Hello guys. I want to thank you for inviting me to join your team. I'm new to SparkPeople. I don't think I've been on a month yet. I've been at home sick so I really haven't had an opportunity introduce myself. I'm from Ridgeland, MS. It's good to know that i'm not the only one fight the battle of trying to loose weight. It's really a hard task when you don't have a good support system around you. So once again I want to say thanks for the invite. Fri, 8 Feb 2008 20:38:03 EST What's your small victory? Today I was able to fasten my belt one hole tighter! <em>104</em> Tue, 5 Feb 2008 16:35:40 EST How do you reward yourself? I'd like to know how you reward yourself. Right now, I use money as a reward. I put $1 for every 30 minutes of workouts and $5 for every pound lost into a jar. The goal is to be at my goal weight by the time my birthday comes in August. Then, I'll take that money and by myself a birthday outfit! You know, something that hubby will like too. ;-) Mon, 4 Feb 2008 12:19:13 EST 5K race walk I'm entering a 5K race in April as extra incentive to exercise. It's going to be in Starkville on April 19. I also plan to enter the race in Greenwood in September. Do any of you know of any other 5K's in your area? Anybody else interested in entering? Sun, 3 Feb 2008 16:37:04 EST New to the team I hope that joining a smaller team will help me stay focused and keep on track. Fri, 1 Feb 2008 12:33:51 EST February Challenge I know all may have joined a challenges on other teams, but do any one have a challenge suggestion for this team. As a Mississippi black woman a challenge for myself is to teach and demonstrate a healthy activity whether it's eating, exercising, cooking, preparing food, etc. each day of the month of Feb. <BR> I tend to do healthy things but they are unaware of the things I do. Hopefully they will develop healthier habits. Wed, 30 Jan 2008 15:53:25 EST Login Points! We all wonder how many login points others are getting, whether you hit the big 25 point jackpot or won a prize! Please post you daily login points here! Wed, 30 Jan 2008 10:42:33 EST I'm new as well Hi, guys. Thanks Janice for inviting me to join this group. I'm from Greenwood, and I look forward to losing weight with this team. Tue, 29 Jan 2008 14:28:35 EST Let's Chat Hello everyone, this has started out to be a great morning. May God blessed each and everyone of you on our weight loss journey. <BR> I live in MS and you know we are the fattest state here in the USA. <BR> We as African American women make up the highest percentage of over weight people in MS. <BR> You know we can do something about this if we join together and get our women educated about healthy eating and living a healthy lifestyle daily. <BR> Are you up to the challenge? Well let's go! <... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:53:27 EST New Here! Hello Edwina, well I'm your first team member! I live in Lexington, MS and have been a member of SP since 2004. Let's build your team girl. <BR> Janice Mon, 28 Jan 2008 15:47:28 EST Want to be a Healthier Me Hey everyone I am here to start a support group for anyone who need support and motivation. So if you are in need of support and motivation come in and join the fun. <em>252</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:50:49 EST