SparkPeople North East Arkansas Sparks Team Messageboard Spread the Spark in NE Arkansas! Let's Lose, Get Fit, Maintain and become Healthier Together! You do not have to be from the state of AR to join us! We Look Forward To Meeting You. SparkPeople North East Arkansas Sparks Team Messageboard February Plans Been sick since 1-29-20, and it wasn't from being nice to my wife on her birthday! She has been sick too. Wed, 5 Feb 2020 00:59:58 EST January plans I plan to exercise 80 minutes a day Sat, 11 Jan 2020 21:41:27 EST What does July bring to mind What did and or do you think about in July? <BR> Tue, 25 Jun 2019 17:10:46 EST July plans July is typically a time for vacations and 4th of July celebrations, baseball games, staying cool. <BR> What do you want to accomplish this July? Tue, 25 Jun 2019 16:39:49 EST SP changes <em>529</em> Coach Jen and Spark Guy have informed us.... <BR> <BR> I wanted to give you a heads up about a new feature we'll be launching in the next day or two. We're very excited to introduce our Community Goal Feed, a place to post updates and photos, share your goal progress and tell others a little more about yourself! This feed will be found on your Start page (on the full site) or homescreen (through the app). (I think it's like a broad message board like we enjoy on our Spark te... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 19:27:22 EST What does September bring to mind? A apple harvest Tue, 6 Sep 2016 11:40:33 EST What does August bring to mind? A Awful humidity Thu, 18 Aug 2016 04:17:36 EST What does June bring to mind A Awfully hot and humid Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:24:10 EST Say what May in AR brings to mind A Awful weather Sun, 1 May 2016 19:04:42 EST Say what April in Arkansas brings to mind, A apple blossoms Sat, 2 Apr 2016 19:00:51 EST Word or phrase that reminds you of March A atypical weather Tue, 1 Mar 2016 20:24:21 EST word or phrase that reminds you of February Think of a word or phrase that reminds you of February in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> <BR> A Ackward weather changes Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:08:54 EST New Just joined! :) Please friend me here on SP. Also, please follow my Facebook page about my journey.... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:30:26 EST Beginning Computer course at Ozarka Ash Flat <em>17</em> Beginning Computer course to be offered at Ozarka College - Ash Flat <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ew.cfm/uuid/03D7952C-1422-B139-DAA7993<BR>96093F120 </link> <BR> <BR> Ozarka College will offer a six-week continuing education course entitled Beginning Computers, starting this Friday. Ozarka College IST Instructor, Brad Lawrey, will instruct the course. <BR> <BR> The course runs from March 13 through April 24, meeting on Friday mornings from 9:00... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 19:19:14 EST 5 Tips to keep the momentum going... <em>67</em> <link><BR>st=5_tips_to_keep_the_momentum_going </link> <BR> <BR> Use Spark People to your advantage. 5 tips to keep the momentum going.... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:27:32 EST R U one of the 1 % to have 50% R U one of the 1% to own 50% <link><BR>t-the-one-percent-set-to-own-half-the-<BR>world/ss-AA8sMcv?ocid=mailsignout </link> <BR> <BR> Any one from Arkansas or NE Arkansas? Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:45:54 EST NewYear's Resolutions Post your Resolutions <em>411</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:07:15 EST December in North East Arkansas Post your December activity in North East Arkansas <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>499</em> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:35:35 EST Quotes to inspire your Spark Post quotes on this thread to inspire your Spark journey. <em>526</em> <em>58</em> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 20:32:23 EST Autumn in Arkansas ..WooHoo November Arkansas autumn foods and activities for November. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>427</em> <em>430</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:29:14 EST Eat a Rainbow- June 9-30 June is “National Fruit & Vegetables Month.” This is a ‘diet’ that will work for all of us. So let’s “Eat a Rainbow” to celebrate the month of June! We can - <BR> <BR> Strengthen our immune system <BR> Lower our risk for certain cancers <BR> Help ward off type 2 diabetes <BR> Reduce high blood pressure <BR> Prevent some eye diseases <BR> Maintain urinary tract health <BR> Maintain heart health <BR> Improve memory <BR> Help build strong bones and teeth <BR> <BR> Ready to shop the r... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 21:43:50 EST SUMMERTIME SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE ! <em>521</em> <em>91</em> <em>550</em> <em>45</em> <em>185</em> = <em>192</em> <em>55</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> SUMMERTIME SLIM DOWN CHALLENGE! <BR> Ok team, let’s all get on board with this and make it happen. Summertime is here and with lots of various events such as July 4th, family reunions, etc., we tend to let our guard down and get lazy or careless about our health journey. This will be a challenge to incorporate your daily intake of water (not counting soda, ... Mon, 26 May 2014 11:15:05 EST Fling the Fat Spring Challenge!! Let's do a weight loss challenge until May 31st. Just to challenge ourselves to lose some weight.Not a competition against anyone except ourselves. (Although, if we had enough to be interested, I wouldn't be opposed to a friendly game of competition. <em>334</em> ) Who's with me?? With our Walk a Mile in May Fitness Challenge and some healthy eating, we should be able to do this!! Summer reunions and July 4th is coming. We all tend to over-indulge on those occasions so let's get a jump sta... Sat, 3 May 2014 11:10:27 EST Walk a Mile in May Challenge! This is one that we are doing on another of my teams and thought it would be good for us to do. Who's in it with me? Who's committed for the month of May? The more we move, the more we lose!! <BR> <BR> "When it comes to building healthy habits, consistency is the key. It's a great idea to get in the habit of flexing your consistency muscle as much as possible, across as many parts of your life as you can. When you're consistent in one area of your life, it makes it even easier to start and s... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:43:06 EST Answer a question, ask a question It's hard for one person to come up with a question each day so let's all take a part in this. I will ask a question, next person answer the question and then ask a question for the next person to answer and so on. (this is for fun so it can be anything, not just weight or health) <BR> <BR> ? What device do you use to get on the internet? Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:08:15 EST Food: Fun or Fuel I have been thinking on this for a while; my problem (and many others) is that I consider food fun. It's a reward. It's enjoyment to me. I love certain tastes and textures and I will overeat just to have that one last bite of something. I will eat leftovers instead of putting them in the fridge for later just so I can have another taste right then. I will eat the food my son doesn't finish instead of 'letting it go to waste'. I hate it! <BR> <BR> There's a guy I work with who literally eats ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 16:08:44 EST A-Z Words with Double Letters in Them I thought this would be fun and help us keep our creative juices flowing. <em>334</em> <BR> Take next letter of alphabet in turn and come up with a word beginning with that letter that has a DOUBLE letter in it. Don't have to post an emoticon with it unless there is one and you wish to do so. <em>30</em> <BR> I'll begin. <BR> <BR> A= Apple <em>150</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:29:01 EST Weekly weigh-in I think we are all in agreement on this one. Wednesday of each week would be good, if you eat out on the weekend, it gives you a chance to get your weight in check before weigh-in on Wed. If this isn't good for you, pick your own weigh-in day. <BR> <em>52</em> <em>192</em> Wednesday Sat, 1 Mar 2014 22:16:58 EST 100 day challenge starts 3-1-2014 I PLEDGE TO DO 30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE FOR 100 DAYS <BR> <BR> Date Total Minutes <BR> 3/1 120 <BR> 3/2 90 <BR> 3/3 135 <BR> 3/4 215 <BR> 3/5 235 <BR> 3/6 60 <BR> 3/7 105 <BR> 3/8 125 <BR> 3/9 120 <BR> 3/10 105 <BR> 3/11 120 <BR> 3/12 60 <BR> 3/13 <BR> 3/14 105 <BR> 3/15 105 <BR> 3/16 90 <BR> 3/17 60 <BR> 3/18 105 <BR> 3/19 <BR> 3/20 <BR> 3/21 90 <BR> 3/22 300 <BR> 3/23 90 <BR> 3/24 90 <BR> 3/25 60 <BR> 3/26 60 <BR> 3/27 60 <BR> 3/28 90 <BR> 3/29 120 <BR> 3... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:54:50 EST Movers and Shakers in March-Fitness Challenge Movers and Shakers in March-Fitness Challenge <BR> <BR> Come join us in moving and having fun in March to get fit and healthier. It will be your choice of movement/exercise.Be on the lookout for me to throw in a fun something each week. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Let's see if we can get in a minimum of 15 minutes daily movement/exercise during the first week March 1-8, a minimum of 20 minutes daily during week of March 9-15, a minimum of 25 minutes daily during week of March 16-22, and a mi... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:23:04 EST Discovery TV Clash of the Ozarks, Feb 25 Watch local scenery on Discovery TV Clash of the Ozarks, Feb 25th. Don't know about the content, but the scenery is local.... <link><BR>the-ozarks </link> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:08:43 EST February Go Red for Women February Go Red for Women Resources <link><BR>es/ </link> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 01:00:25 EST Inspiration videos and stories I think our team needs this topic, I know I do <BR> <BR> I just saw this on FaceBook, this man is a great inspiration to keep going till we reach our goal. <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:59:35 EST FEBRUARY FABULOUS WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE I don't know if y'all are interested in doing this but I am going to really try to push myself in doing this. I want to try to lose 5 lbs in the month of February beginning February 1st and ending the 28th. If you wish to do this, copy and paste the template I have here and then post making sure you put in your name and Goal. You can set your own goal loss. <BR> <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY FABULOUS CHALLENGE <BR> Name: <BR> Weight Loss Goal: <BR> <BR> Week 1- February 1-8: Loss____ or Gain____ <B... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:46:21 EST Cities A-Z let's do a new game. Let's see if we can come up with a town or city anywhere in the world beginning with letters of alphabet. Put where it is located after the name. I will start. <BR> <BR> A Abilene Texas Fri, 24 Jan 2014 20:28:32 EST Did you claim Bonus Team Points for NEAR Sparks On the Start page there is a section, Bonus Team Points and you can highlight a team banner and both you and the Team get SparkPoints. Up to 5 teams can receive bonus points each day from each member and one of my teams received 50 points today. I did too. So try to high light this team each day and maybe we will become the #1 Team in AR. Being #2, we will try harder. Only received 2 points for us today. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:57:06 EST Hidden Emoticons We play this on another team that I'm on and it is interesting to see what emoticon shows up. After you click on the "Reply" button, just click on the "Add an Emoticon" button and select any emoticon. Take note of the last number played and substitute the next number in the brackets. Click on "Post Message" and see what emoticon shows up. I'll start the first two! <BR> <BR> NOTE: Sometimes it won't be anything. Sometimes, it will be a surprise! Several of them won't be in Sparks emoticons. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:15:29 EST Word of the Day A-Z I thought I'd start a new game for us. Post whatever word comes to mind beginning with the next letter in the alphabet and so on. your letter word does NOT have to be associated with the one before in any way. I will start it in next post. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:43:46 EST Arkansas websites. ...Places to visit.... Places to visit.... <BR> Post websites in around North East Arkansas on this thread <em>17</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:33:14 EST New Virus Please click on this link and read this article about the new norovirus that originated out of Australia. Scary stuff. <BR> <link><BR>-norovirus-and-how-can-i-fight-it?fb_a<BR>ction_ids=685271791495829&fb_action_ty<BR>pes=og.recommends&fb_ref=.UseH-HHGZLM.<BR>like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_<BR>object_map=%5B633303813395785%5D&actio<BR>n_type_map=%5B%22og.recommends%22%5D&a<BR> </link> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:49:41 EST RECIPES from the TEAM <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>22</em> <em>466</em> <em>53</em> <em>496</em> <em>492</em> <BR> I thought we might like to share some good healthy recipes that we like with each other. I know I'm always looking for good ones and good ideas. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:10:19 EST HAPPY or SAD: Let's HEAR?HELP? CELEBRATE! <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <BR> if you have things that make you SAD, let's hear them!! Maybe we as team members can give each other some ideas to help boost each other along. If you have successes or things that make you HAPPY, let's hear them so we can help you celebrate!! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 19:45:04 EST What were your FREGGIES (Fruits/ Veggies) Today? The Fruits and Vegetables thread will now be a combined one here. It's very important for us to have a minimum of 5 servings of fruits/veggies, aka Freggies, daily. So, tell us what you had and if you have problems with getting them in or any tips on how to make sure we do. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:42:30 EST FRUSTRATED or PROUD! Let's Hear/Help/ /Celebrate <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <BR> if you have frustrations, let's hear them!! maybe we as team members can give each other some ideas to help boost each other along. If you have successes, let's hear them so we can help you celebrate!! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 00:04:54 EST Are You Staying Hydrated? How Did You Do Today? <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <em>91</em> <em>194</em> <BR> It's very important to drink enough water for health benefits and weight loss. Recommended is a minimum of 64 ounces daily. Many people need more, myself being one of them. <BR> How did you do today? let us hear from you if you have a good system of getting in all the water we need. <BR> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 23:44:15 EST Happy Holidays May your holidays be merry, bright, and healthy Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:42:22 EST New Year Challenge Yourself Let's do a Challenge for the New Year. It will be to challenge ourselves with whatever goal we desire to work on whether it be pounds lost, more water, more freggies (fruit/veggies), or more exercise minutes. So, who is in? Just sign up and tell us your first name and state what your personal challenge will be. At the beginning of each week, tell how you did. It can be more than one challenge goal. It will begin on Sunday, January 5th and end on Saturday, March 1st. <BR> <em>521</em> <em... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:10:40 EST Scattergories- Just For Fun Copy, paste, and answer with beginning letter of names of places or things where you live or very near where you live. <BR> <BR> "PLACES & THINGS IN YOUR HOMETOWN" <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> I- <BR> T- <BR> S- <BR> H- <BR> O- <BR> M- <BR> E- <BR> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:47:04 EST Enter Arkansas Song contest <em>335</em> Enter Arkansas Song Contest..... <link> </link> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:20:42 EST December ABC Think of a word or phrase that reminds you of December in alphabetical order. <BR> <BR> I'll start. <BR> <BR> A...Away in the manger Fri, 6 Dec 2013 05:50:31 EST Arkansas in December Free Warfield Christmas concert at PC UA in Helena West Helena 2:30 and 7 Sunday Dec 8 Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:01:50 EST Arkansas in November Arkansas in Nov. What's up? What r u doing? <em>426</em> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 18:12:46 EST Need a kick in the butt I need a swift kick in the rear! I joined the Trim Gym at the end of July and was doing SO good - going to the gym every morning before work. I've lost 31 lbs since then. Now, however, this cold weather is making it extremely difficult to get up in the morning and I have missed the gym for a whole week now. I need somebody to hold me accountable! <BR> <BR> How do you guys motivate yourself to get out and move when it's cold? Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:33:13 EST Arkansas in October check this link for Arkansas in October and also put up activities you know of in your area in Arkansas <BR> <em>465</em> <link> </link> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:55:58 EST Arkansas Fall sport--team and personal.... ARKANSAS FALL SPORTS....Post on this thread the team or personal fall sports you are cheering for....... <em>465</em> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 15:05:47 EST New Calorie ranges based on fitness From Spark People <BR> "SP has announced that tomorrow morning, they will be launching a much-requested change to their Fitness and Nutrition Trackers that may interest a large percentage of members, especially those with active jobs or lifestyles—and people currently in weight-maintenance mode. Here's the announcement found at <BR><BR>ew <BR> _feature_calorie_ranges_based_on_fitne <BR> ss_tracking <BR> <BR> "Until now, our Fitness and Nutrition Tra... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:13:11 EST spark people updates <BR> More changes are taking place here at SparkPeople, a few today and yesterday including "improvements that will roll out in the next few months." <BR> <BR> On the Start Page, the Insider is gone and SP launched "a new content slideshow with a streamlined look. It has four features plus a daily recipe and video below it." <BR> <BR> And on the SparkPoints page, SP has "cleaned up a few SparkPoints tasks to streamline your daily SparkPeople experience." <BR> <BR> Here's what has been "ch... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:26:29 EST Summer workouts What do you <em>237</em> do? Recommend? <BR> Here is a link to SP 5 water workouts. <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1500 </link> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:21:19 EST 4 fitness tests you can do at home 4 fitness tests you can do at home Click this link <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1112 </link> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:47:59 EST Trivia Quiz I used to take the trivia quiz almost every day and report my "score" here. It is a fun way to learn about healthy living. For example, today I learned that studies indicate exercise can reduce the advancement of Alzheimer's Disease. <BR> <BR> Let's play again! It is easy. You only have to report your correct/incorrect score. If you want to share something interesting you learned for the day, that is a bonus! :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> Visit your Spark Points page to find the trivia game... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:10:46 EST Feel better and get fitter for spring by SP Check out this link to sP <BR> <em>137</em> <link><BR>l_better_and_get_fitter_by_spring </link> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:18:39 EST Did I track my exercise yesterday? Did you track your exercise yesterday? Remember cleaning house counts as does gardening, acting and anything you can assess the calories burned per minute. Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:50:10 EST How did I do on tracking my food yesterday? Did you track all you food? Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:46:54 EST Vegetable I ate today Fruit and vegetables are the goodies on our plate that sometimes we don't go to the trouble to fix or eat. Raw as well as prepared count here Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:26:45 EST Fruit I ate today Fruit and vegetables are the goodies on our plate that sometimes we don't go to the trouble to fix or eat. Raw as well as prepared count here Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:25:55 EST February Weigh In Well, SP is the place we visit to assist us in obtaining and maintaining a healthier life, so, weigh in once a week and put it out in front of all those who may care to read what you are accomplishing. Might motivate some and might ewceive some motivation as well. This will start on this thread in February. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:24:00 EST Oz approved Medical Web Sites Oz approved Medical web sites....from websites.......ideas on some good places to look for health info.... <link><BR>medical-websites </link> Mon, 7 Jan 2013 17:34:15 EST FIND YOUR FOLKS ON ARKANSAS MAP FIND YOUR FOLKS ON ARKANSAS MAP. This link is from Cindy's List. She does amazing geneology and shares it free. She has a free place on Facebook.... <BR> <link><BR>as-maps/arkansas-county-maps.asp </link> <BR> These 1889 maps are meant to show the many small settlements during the time and links to others. <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:36:53 EST What's your favorite Christmas song? What's your favorite Christmas song? Sun, 23 Dec 2012 05:16:04 EST What's your New Year's Resolution Challenge? What's your New Year's Resolution Challenge? <em>249</em> <em>411</em> <em>107</em> Sat, 22 Dec 2012 20:19:35 EST WooHoo to another new team leader <em>306</em> Okay everybody, let's support Minaboy as we are supported. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:04:51 EST November weekly weigh-in Nov 2 257 <BR> Nov 9 255 <BR> Nov 16 <BR> Nov 23 <BR> Nov 30 Fri, 9 Nov 2012 21:25:16 EST Congrats new team leader KLUVSTFORMERS KLUVSTFORMERS is amazing . Welcome and congrats. <em>247</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 18:26:04 EST im the new team leader!!! folks and i think we need to get our butts into gear folks...we use to rock this joint and now, we ...well DONT, but we can, now i have a freakly puter and i am a very busy woman so i needd an assistant team leader to help out i also need ideas, okkkkk SO whos with me????!!!!!! Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:01:59 EST The BIGGEST LOSER Chat-Room <em>9</em> The BIGGEST LOSER Chat-Room <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Chit-Chat re: the NBC Show. <BR> <BR> ~*Discuss Here.*~ <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> JANUARY ** 2013 ** Season 14 will START! <BR> <BR> THE RETURN OF JILLIAN MICHAELS AND A POWERFUL NEW MISSION -- TO TACKLE THE CHILDHOOD OBESITY EPIDEMIC BY FEATURING KID PARTICIPANTS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!! <BR> <BR> **Featuring kid participants (ages 13-17) for the first time ever in addition to adult contestants. Michaels will join pop... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:28:04 EST *Fitness* Progress Report 10/21 thru 10/27 <em>311</em> <em>326</em> <em>319</em> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> *Fitness* Progress Report <BR> <BR> Discuss your Daily Fitness here. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:37:06 EST ~*Goals for the Week*~ 10/21 thru 10/27 <em>319</em> Share Your Health/Fitness Goals For The Week <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Come back and share how your progress is going. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 13:35:12 EST 10 Excuse-Busting Exercise Truths 10 Excuse-Busting Exercise Truths <BR> Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> #7 Don't Fool Yourself: You Have Time <BR> <BR> We're all busy, but if we're honest with ourselves, we can probably find a few extra minutes every day to get some exercise. Check out these ideas for sneaking in exercise! <BR> <BR> #8 Every Workout Makes a Difference <BR> <BR> Never underestimate the impact that one workout can make! One workout leads to the next workout, which leads to the next... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:20:01 EST *Fitness* Progress Report <em>311</em> <em>326</em> <em>319</em> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> *Fitness* Progress Report <BR> <BR> Discuss your Daily Fitness here. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:20:39 EST Frustrated? Let it Out! (Venting Space) <em>234</em> Frustrated? Let it Out! (Venting Space) <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Bumps in the road during our journey to a new and improved; Healthy/Fit Life-Style can cause a lot of STRESS * CONFUSION * and "FAILURE-MODE REASONING. <BR> <BR> ~*Hang In There!*~ <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> This is all normal and sometimes we just need to vent about it. <BR> <BR> We Are Here For You! <em>247</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:26:08 EST ~*Goals for the Week*~ 10/14 thru 10/20 <em>319</em> Share Your Health/Fitness Goals For The Week <em>326</em> <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Come back and share how your progress is going. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:18:21 EST 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today! Don't Give Up on Your Goals! <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> ***PART 4 <BR> <BR> 22. Eat a piece of fruit. Even if 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables sounds impossible to you, one is doable. <BR> <BR> 23. Slow down during meals. You’ll be less likely to overeat and more likely to enjoy your meal. <BR> <BR> 24. Play! What kids call “play,” we often call “exercise.” Play a sport, a game, or use the playground equipment to bring the fun back into f... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 13:36:53 EST Smart Substitutions Calorie Chart<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=162 <BR> <BR> The tiniest changes can add up. <BR> <BR> Save 100 calories just by using fat-free ranch dressing instead of regular ranch or by drinking water instead of a can of soda. <BR> <BR> The world is full of smart substitutions like these. You just have to keep your eyes open for the opportunities. Take a moment to look at how you can eat smarter. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make. <BR> <BR> None of the... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:24:37 EST ...Opposites... ...Opposites...Word Game... <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> If some one posted: SMILE <BR> <BR> You could post: FROWN <BR> <BR> I'll start the first word in a new post.. <em>213</em> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:28:36 EST Dieting with a Positive Twist Dieting with a Positive Twist <BR> <BR> Advice from SparkGuy <BR> -- By Chris <BR> <BR> Quick, when you think of the word ‘diet,’ what pops into your mind? <BR> Someone hovering over an all-lettuce salad, using a stopwatch to count the time until the next permitted bite? If this sounds familiar, then it’s important to know that this is not the way to get healthy. In fact, it’s the complete opposite; getting healthy is fun! <BR> <BR> For many of us, getting healthy means giving up all the... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:08:16 EST ~NE Arkansas Sparks TEAM GOALS~ <em>213</em> Hey Team! <BR> <BR> Once you are settled, take a few moments to check out our "Team Goals" found under the last forum.. (You'll see Team Goals in Red.) <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Join & Track the ones that interest you! <BR> <BR> You can keep up with your Team Goals found under the "My Trackers" tab. <BR> Scroll Down to "Other Goals" and you'll find the Team Goals you are tracking. <BR> <BR> ~*Feel Free to Chat/Discuss the Team Goals you are Tracking Here.*~ <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:44:13 EST *October Food Challenge!* *October Food Challenge!* <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> If you are like me, the month of October kicks off the holiday seasons as well as CRAVINGS! <BR> <BR> Pick A Food Challenge For Yourself and Do Your Best! <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> Discuss your ups and downs here! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 03:36:56 EST ~*Goals for the Week*~ <em>311</em> ~*Goals for the Week*~ <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> Share Your Goals For The Week: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 03:21:50 EST The SPARKPEOPLE CookBook <em>756</em> <BR> <BR> ~*Discuss the CookBook & Recipes Here.*~ <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 03:14:26 EST The SPARK Readers and LifeStyle! <em>305</em> <BR> <BR> I love the book and life-style! <BR> <BR> I'm currently working on the Chapter 7 Action Steps. <BR> <BR> ~*Discuss The SPARK book here*~ <em>213</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 03:08:09 EST ~~Spread the Spark!~~ <em>244</em> ~~Spread the Spark!~~ <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> How are you going to "Spread the Spark" today? (here on SparkPeople or outside of Spark?) <BR> <BR> Share your Spark Spreading and Tips/Ideas! <em>224</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:57:14 EST ~*Find A Deal!*~ <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> ~*Find A Deal!*~ <em>3</em> <BR> <BR> What deal(s) have you found today/lately? (Grocery/On-Line/Local and so on) Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:47:35 EST Need A SparkFriend? <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Need A SparkFriend? <BR> <BR> You're in the right place then! <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Leave A Message/Request Here and You'll Have A New Buddy In No Time! <em>41</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:35:54 EST Welcome AND Name Your State! <em>229</em> AND Name Your State! (if you're not from Arkansas.) <BR> <BR> We are so happy to have you and we look forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:13:22 EST ~*WELCOME New Members*~ Welcome! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> We are so happy that you have joined us! <BR> Spread the Spark in Arkansas! <BR> *The Natural State* <BR> <BR> North East Arkansas Sparks is here to offer Support to all those on a Weight-Loss Journey (no matter how big or small), Maintenance and overall Health & Fitness. <BR> Everyone is WELCOME! <BR> You do not have to be from or live in AR. <BR> This is a journey we can all take together! <BR> We Look Forward To Meeting You! <BR> <BR> Make Yours... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 02:05:52 EST AR-Sparks:Give A GOODIE When You Reach A ZERO 220 <BR> <BR> It's Goodie Time! Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:40:10 EST ~What's Cookin' Tonight?~ <em>267</em> ~What's Cookin' Tonight?~ <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> ~*~The Daily Dinner thread for October~*~ Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:25:55 EST ~*The October Chat-Room*~ <em>229</em> to the ~*Daily Chat-Room for October*~ <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> We look forward to hearing from you! <em>422</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:18:28 EST Word Scramble Cloudnine's scramble---nirewy <BR> <BR> Rusty's answer----winery <BR> If Rusty is right then he needs to scramble a word. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:16:45 EST Oct. weekly weigh-in My day is Thursdays <BR> 04-189 1/2 <BR> 11- <BR> 18- <BR> 25- Sun, 7 Oct 2012 15:00:47 EST Answer the question then ask one A new take on Daily question. <BR> <BR> Answer the question then you ask a question. I will start <BR> <BR> How often do you eat out? Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:03:11 EST Sept. weekly weigh-in Sept. <BR> My day is Thursday <BR> <BR> 06- <BR> 13- <BR> 20- <BR> 27- Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:52:41 EST August Weekly Weigh-In August 1 - 176.0 <BR> August 8 - <BR> August 15 - <BR> August 22 - <BR> August 29 - <BR> August 31 - <BR> <BR> I will do my best to be in the 160's by the end of August!!! Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:02:25 EST Double Word Chain Reaction This game uses two words and you will use one of those words in the next 2 words <BR> example-buckle up, next person could use up town or shoe buckle <BR> It doesn't matter which word you use or how you arrange it but use one in the next 2 words. <BR> <BR> I will go first <BR> <BR> shoe buckle Sat, 14 Jul 2012 13:58:50 EST July weekly weigh in My starting weight is 187 3/4 <BR> <BR> 05- <BR> 12- <BR> 19- <BR> 26- <BR> <BR> Sat, 30 Jun 2012 09:04:26 EST Star Spangled Celebration Star Spangled Celebration ...What are your good ideas? Here's a few from Campbells. You can use or adapt. <link><BR>aspx?c=2160&CID=EM-PX-MM-2949 </link> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:39:03 EST I have a great grandson! My grand daughter has been in labor since early this morning and about an hour ago she had her baby boy. Parker Ryan weighed in at 8,3 lbs and 21 inches long. Mom and baby doing well. My son's wife was with them all day and she is doing well also <em>246</em> , she is thrilled! This is her 2nd grandchild, the first a girl. I wish my son had lived to see all this, who knows, maybe he does know. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 18:17:17 EST June weekly weigh in My weigh in day is Thursday <BR> Starting weight 186 1/2 <BR> <BR> 07- <BR> 14- <BR> 21- <BR> 28- <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:42:17 EST Iced Teas Iced teas to boost your metabolism from Dr Oz Show <link><BR>oosting-iced-teas?hs317=billboard_2 </link> <BR> <BR> What info or comments can you add on iced teas? Fri, 25 May 2012 09:34:15 EST May weekly weigh in End of April's weight-188 1/2 <BR> I will be weighing on Thurdays in May <BR> <BR> 03-188 1/2 <BR> 10- <BR> 17- <BR> 24- <BR> 31-- <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:44:48 EST Little bit of Trivia Anyone can post a trivia question, it will be fun to find the answer Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:01:33 EST Opinions, thoughts and ideas for our team Opinions, thoughts and ideas for our team, this is exactly what we need! Please post yours so the members can discuss them. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:56:08 EST NE AR Give a goodie when you get a ZERO! I think this will be fun. Let's count and when your number has a zero in it, give someone a goodie and maybe tell us who received it. This can eventually get very interesting especially if there is more than one zero in your number. <BR> I will start <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 20:16:56 EST Weekly weight check for April My day is Friday <BR> I ended March at 187 3/4 <BR> <BR> April <BR> 06-187 1/4 making progress <BR> 13- <BR> 20- <BR> 27- <BR> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 09:43:22 EST prayer request for 4 year old Caleb prayer request for 4 year old Caleb... <BR> this 4 year old boy disappeared at Kia kima Camp on Spring River yesterday, Saturday March 24. Sun, 25 Mar 2012 22:46:45 EST Share a song, poem, writing or maybe a joke I will start out with a little verse I found last year, hope you enjoy it. <BR> <BR> In the stillness of the night I bow <BR> And ask, "oh Lord what should I do now?" <BR> He cups His hands around my face <BR> "sweet child, lay it down at my throne of grace." <BR> So as I place it before His feet, <BR> ......A peace washes over me oh so sweet. <BR> And when I awake in the morning light~ <BR> I have no doubts that He'll make things right.~~ Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:16:55 EST Weigh in for March Starting a new month, pick out the day you want to post your weight. My day will be on Thursdays. Just copy and past each week and add your weight. or you can just add your weight each week. <BR> <BR> Starting weight 188 <BR> <BR> 01- <BR> 08- <BR> 15- <BR> 22- <BR> 29- <BR> <BR> Ending weight- <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:48:36 EST Hardy area Sparkers meet up to walk? Any body live near Hardy? Meet up Thursday , March 1 for a walk through Loberg park... <BR> Meet up at Words and afterwards and we can return there to get luch on our own. Order from the menu. <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 23:29:55 EST 100 calorie snacks What 100 calorie snacks do you like? Watch this link on 100 calorie snacks and add your suggestion for others. <link><BR>calorie-snacks?ecd=wnl_wmh_022412 </link> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:36:38 EST Im'back My sis, Nutinfancy, says she will disown me if I don,t get back to Sparks and support her.(just kidding)She's my favorite and only sister. We lost our Mom last Thanksgiving but we are good now. My husband passed away in 2002. I have 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 2 more on the way. I love my church work . I have started a new hobby of making sleeping mats for the homeless and am involving my church is collecting plastic grocery bags to make them. My sis is going to b... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:55:52 EST Spark's things you can do for your health in Lent Spark offer things you can do for your health during Lent....the time from now to mid April...What will you do? <link><BR>ow.asp?show=62 </link> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:45:32 EST What number are you on the Huddle board today? Let's kick this Huddle thing up a notch! Tell us where you are on the Huddle board, did you Huddle first, second, third and so on. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:09:47 EST Did you Huddle today? Come here each day after you Huddle. <BR> <BR> <em>49</em> <em>48</em> <em>224</em> <em>244</em> =a yes <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>42</em> <em>38</em> <em>24</em> =a no <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>39</em> <em>245</em> =I forgot <BR> <BR> use just one of the Emoticon <BR> <BR> for me today <em>244</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 16:05:18 EST Ex Am. Idol-Hardy, Ar, Lauren Gray=update Did you know there was a contestant from Hardy AR at the St Louis try outs? <BR> Here's what their web site says "Lauren Gray. The best for last?... Lauren is a singer in a southern rock band with her dad and the moment she started singing it was clear that she needs to be performing on a much larger stage. Her voice was is so powerful and everything about her singing is effortless. She’s a natural. " <BR> <BR> Get your voting finger ready for Lauren. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 08:52:17 EST Your ideas on Health, Nutrition and Exercise We all have ideas, some old and some new about health, nutrition and exercise, this is the place to share them. You never know that when you post, it might 'spark' that thing a person needs the most. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:23:33 EST Hi there N AR spar team I'm Mari-on-t-go and I just joined the team. I am starting boot camp this week and am loving the recipes. I am from Lake City and need to loose 25 pounds as I am 5'1 and I am small boned. Would love to hear from others in my area. <em>252</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:46:52 EST Hi there N AR spar team I'm Mari-on-t-go and I just joined the team. I am starting boot camp this week and am loving the recipes. I am from Lake City and need to loose 25 pounds as I am 5'1 and I am small boned. Would love to hear from others in my area. <em>252</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:33:37 EST Hi there N AR spar team I'm Mari-on-t-go and I just joined the team. I am starting boot camp this week and am loving the recipes. I am from Lake City and need to loose 25 pounds as I am 5'1 and I am small boned. Would love to hear from others in my area. <em>252</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:29:15 EST knee-jerk word association I will post a word, don't think to much, first word that comes to mind, post it. It might not make sense to the next person but that is what makes it fun. <BR> <BR> party Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:35:08 EST Change 1 letter in 6 letter word Example: <BR> <BR> duster-luster <BR> duster- sturdy <BR> <BR> either way, one letter was changed <BR> <BR> I will go first- <BR> <BR> butter Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:29:52 EST Log in points + bonus spin 2+7 <BR> <BR> <BR> You can do either or both Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:15:15 EST Say it in 5 words In just 5 words post what you're doing, thoughts, dreams, feelings, news,etc. <BR> <BR> My 5 words, <BR> <BR> I'm here, where are you? Mon, 30 Jan 2012 15:04:51 EST What will be YOUR challenge for today? Since we are starting fresh, why don't you make a challenge each day just for YOU and share it with the team. Again, it might give us some ideas. This can be Nutrition, Health or Exercise. <BR> <BR> For me, I plan to eat 2 fruits and at least 3 veggies, I don't always do this. <em>24</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 14:52:30 EST Did you exercise today? Just a yes or no, an Emoticon or tell us which exercise you will do or did. Maybe it will give us ideas to add to our routine. <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, I plan to rake leaves for at least an hour. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:06:01 EST Food Addiction Journal Print Out Food Addiction Journal Print Out <BR> <link><BR>m_uploads/FOODJOURNAL_LARGE.jpg </link> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:18:04 EST Hi there! I am start ing a lifestyle Makeover. I just turned 56, and I wanted to get healthy and slim. My husband and I are recent empty nesters. We have a four year old grandson and a fifteen year old grand daughter. <BR> We love to go camping and we love photography. <BR> I love to do counted crosstitch and needlework. <BR> Hope to hear from other sparklers. Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:09:40 EST Ash Flat, AR Veterans Memorial and Poem Ash Flat has an excellent Veterans Memorial. Here is info on it and a poem. <link><BR>tm </link> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:45:24 EST Hey Folks! Let's get our spirit up again! Hey Folks, let's get our spirit up again! <BR> A swell team member posted a blog it and leap to our team and her Spark page.... <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4566179 </link> <BR> <BR> I sure wish her bright spirit would become a team leader too. Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:25:27 EST Scattagories Oct 23 It is time to MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! Tell me somethings you can do differently to beat this over weight word for each letter <BR> <BR> C <BR> H <BR> A <BR> N <BR> G <BR> E <BR> <BR> M <BR> E <BR> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 09:26:42 EST Scattergories Spet 25 Fall is here...what do you like most about fall and the cooler weather? Find a word for each of these letters <BR> <BR> C <BR> O <BR> O <BR> L <BR> <BR> W <BR> E <BR> A <BR> T <BR> H <BR> E <BR> R <BR> Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:33:19 EST Scattergories Sept 22 Part of exercising is building up ENDURANCE....see if we can find a word for each of these letters involving exercise :-) good luck <BR> <BR> E <BR> N <BR> D <BR> U <BR> R <BR> A <BR> N <BR> C <BR> E <BR> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 09:16:12 EST Scattergories Sept 20 We are going to Tulsa to a concert tonight. Today's scattergories has to do with music...anything music, musicians, instruments....good luck :-) <BR> <BR> M <BR> U <BR> S <BR> I <BR> C <BR> I <BR> A <BR> N <BR> S Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:26:56 EST Scattergories Sept 19 How many of you have pets....I love my critters :-) <BR> This will take a word for each letter from my pets and they must have to do with pets or the care of pets. <BR> <BR> D <BR> O <BR> G <BR> S <BR> <BR> K <BR> I <BR> T <BR> T <BR> E <BR> N <BR> S Mon, 19 Sep 2011 12:27:19 EST Scattergories Sept 17 As temperatures cool down lets thing of SOUP! These letters are for words that have to do with soup....can be kinds of soup or things that go into soup... <BR> <BR> H <BR> O <BR> M <BR> E <BR> M <BR> A <BR> D <BR> E <BR> <BR> S <BR> O <BR> U <BR> P Sat, 17 Sep 2011 20:35:57 EST Scattergories Sept 14 You will need to list something to do with FALL for each of the letters listed below: <BR> <BR> H <BR> A <BR> P <BR> P <BR> Y <BR> <BR> F <BR> A <BR> L <BR> L <BR> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:51:01 EST Scattagories Sept 9 Name things that start with these letters that have to do with organizing your KITCHEN <BR> <BR> O <BR> R <BR> G <BR> A <BR> N <BR> I <BR> Z <BR> I <BR> N <BR> G <BR> Sat, 10 Sep 2011 20:00:19 EST Dr Oz new Season Mon, Sept 12 & big contest This is for the folks who aren't on the Dr.Oz Show Fans Spart team. <BR> Dr. Oz Show new season is Mon. Sept 12. Check paper for time and station. <BR> <BR> There is a big contest <BR> "Oz: Speaking of Oprah, we're going to give away $1 million this season. To qualify you have to participate in a 7-step program that involves telling your friends, losing weight, learning to sleep better, deal with stress, exercise, etc. At the end you'll feel like a million bucks -- and one person will ... Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:40:16 EST Scattegories Sept 9 This is a big one...cause it is "Friday Night" Football WOOOO!! Everything has to be related to a football game! <BR> <BR> F <BR> R <BR> I <BR> D <BR> A <BR> Y <BR> N <BR> I <BR> G <BR> H <BR> T Fri, 9 Sep 2011 17:40:58 EST Scattergories Sept 8 Here we go find a word relating to exercise to fit each letter: <BR> <BR> S <BR> T <BR> R <BR> E <BR> N <BR> G <BR> T <BR> H <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 20:26:52 EST new leaders agin?? bust my britches i gotta quict going MIA lol because everytime i do we get new leaders!! well welcome ladies ive been on this site for 4 years )sparkin for 6) and all i gotta say is ya got your work cut out and i HOPE u will huddle w/ me lol!! this is my main team and im happy to have u as my leaders!! so YEAHHHHH!!! Wed, 7 Sep 2011 07:35:18 EST Scatagories Sept 4 & 5 What would I find in your refrigerator? <BR> <BR> R <BR> E <BR> F <BR> R <BR> I <BR> G <BR> E <BR> R <BR> A <BR> T <BR> O <BR> R <BR> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:56:02 EST SP Fall 5% challenge is now forming SP Fall 5% challenge is forming. Do you want to lose 5% this fall.? Check out this activity here. I asked to join the Cats team, but any group will be supportive. Here's the link <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=52982 </link> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:28:36 EST WEEKLY WEIGH-IN Since no one has posted yet in this new month, I thought it was a good time to get this thread revived. Please stop by and post your results so we can celebrate your losses and offer encouragement and support on those not-so-happy weigh-ins. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start out the month (I weigh-in on Saturdays): <BR> <BR> September 03~~269.0 ( <em>55</em> 2.8 pounds!) <em>244</em> <BR> September 10~~ <BR> September 17~~ <BR> September 24~~ Sat, 3 Sep 2011 23:09:51 EST Today's fitness exercise of choice is...... Ok... I have an idea and I would like to see if this will SPARK some participation. I would like to help to make this board more active and in return we call all be successful together in our healthy weight loss lifestyle journeys! <BR> <BR> As a new leader...... I will try anything once. If it goes well.... we will keep it up. If not, I will take it with a grain of salt and shoot out another idea. I will try to always be here if you need me for anything. <BR> <BR> My idea for this post..... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 13:59:45 EST Scattergories Sept. 3 What can you find in your living room? <BR> <BR> L <BR> I <BR> V <BR> I <BR> N <BR> G <BR> <BR> R <BR> O <BR> O <BR> M Sat, 3 Sep 2011 13:29:17 EST I am Very Sorry to Announce!!! Y'all I hate to do this at all but there are times & things in people's lives that create situations that cause more stress than is needed. I have stress with my Mom's situation right now. I have personal finance issues causing way out of space stress. My hubby who underwent open heart surgery 2 yrs ago is also having some health issues right now. Then, there is this team. I was listed as co-leader but really felt like I was doing it on my own. I can't handle that. I sent out an appeal for he... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:39:53 EST Blog I am trying to figure out how to do a blog. Is there anyone that can give me step by step directions how to get to the blog page to add my own. I would appreciate it. It is sometimes a little difficult browsing through the site here. <BR> <BR> Luke Thu, 25 Aug 2011 08:09:08 EST "Spice of Life"-September Chall.- Intro & Sign-up They say that Variety is the Spice of Life so we are going to add some variety to our health journey!! This will be a 3 week challenge! <BR> We will begin this new challenge on Monday, August 29th. and go through Saturday, September 17th. Then, we will take a break before our Tricks or Treats Challenge begins in October!! <BR> Here is what the "Spice of Life" September Challenge is all about. <BR> Variety is The Spice Of Life Challenge <BR> August 29th-September 17th <BR> <BR> <BR> This ch... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:22:04 EST Dr Oz Cancer Prevention Quiz Dr Oz Cancer prevention Quiz <BR> <link><BR>prevention-quiz </link> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:57:57 EST Fun in Hardy for fun go to Hardy <BR> Words AfterWords Cafe <BR> It only happens once a year. Don't miss this concert with two of Nashville's finest on our stage for one show Friday Night 7PM Aug 19th. Reserve a table ASAP!!!! <BR> <BR> Live Music - Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin <BR> Location: Words and AfterWords <BR> Time: &#8206;7:00PM Friday, August 19th Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:25:47 EST Arkansas State Red Wolves Fall Schedule 2011 Arkansas State Red Wolves Football Schedule <BR> Date/Time TV Opponent <BR> Sat. 09/03/11 2:30 p.m. CT BTN at Illinois <BR> Sat. 09/10/11 Time TBA --- Memphis <BR> Sat. 09/17/11 3:00 p.m. CT RSN at Virginia Tech <BR> Sat. 09/24/11 7:00 p.m. CT KATV UCA <BR> Sat. 10/01/11 3:00 p.m. CT Sun Belt Network at Western Kentucky <BR> Sat. 10/08/11 Time TBA --- at ULM <BR> Sat. 10/15/11 --- Open Date --- --- Tue. 10/18/11 <BR> 7:00 p.m. CT ESPN2 Florida International <BR> Sat. 10/29... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:50:56 EST Great Articles & Blogs to Read! If you find an article or blog you think worthwhile and helpful, post the title & the link here. I find that when I come across some that really make an impression on me, makes me think, or motivates me, I want to share with others. <BR> <BR> "Consistency is the Key" (article) <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=311 </link> <BR> <BR> "8 Positive Things You Can Do for Yourself in 30 Seconds" (blog) <BR> <link><BR>u... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 09:19:20 EST Scattergories- Aug 7 "Things You Might See in a Church or Church Service" <BR> <BR> W <BR> O <BR> R <BR> S <BR> H <BR> I <BR> P <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Aug 2011 08:44:59 EST Say Farewell to Jennifer Hey y'all, my friend, Jennifer, our adopted Arkansan from Canada has been looking for a team that has folks from all over the place. She has found one. She regrets leaving us but feels that she needs to be on a team that she has something in common with. I know we all understand that. If she ever wants to come back, we'll welcome her back with open arms. Of course, if she is on friend list you can still stay in touch!!! Sat, 6 Aug 2011 22:34:17 EST How are SP Member Blogs of the Month selected? How are SP members Blogs of the Month selected? <BR> "SP_COACH_DENISE <BR> 8/5/2011 <BR> 2:36:57 PM <BR> - I go through the member blogs and will pick out some of the blogs that appear to be motivational/inspirational. Also, sometimes members will send me a SparkMail with a link to a blog for me to put in here. So if you ever see a good blog that would fit well in another month of best member blogs, please send me a SparkMail with the link to the blog. " <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Coach Denis... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 08:11:40 EST Scattergories- Aug 5 "Things You Might Find in Photo Albums or Memory Books" <BR> <BR> S <BR> C <BR> R <BR> A <BR> P <BR> B <BR> O <BR> O <BR> K Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:09:14 EST Scattergories- Aug 4 " Things You Do to Keep Cool" <BR> <BR> S <BR> T <BR> A <BR> Y <BR> C <BR> O <BR> O <BR> L Thu, 4 Aug 2011 10:06:36 EST Scattergories- Aug 3 "Things You Might See on a Farm" <BR> <BR> F <BR> A <BR> R <BR> M <BR> E <BR> R <BR> S Wed, 3 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EST Scattergories- Aug 2 "BIRDS" <BR> <BR> C <BR> H <BR> I <BR> R <BR> P <BR> S Tue, 2 Aug 2011 17:45:51 EST Scattergories- Aug 1 "Hamburger Toppings" <BR> <BR> B <BR> I <BR> G <BR> S <BR> T <BR> A <BR> C <BR> K Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:22:04 EST Hardy area informal meet up? Hi Spring River area Sparkers, <BR> I miss seeing you guys and wonder how you are doing? I have recovered from 16 relatives for 11 days. <BR> <BR> Could we have an informal meet up back at Words and Afterwords in Hardy? That worked well. <BR> Could you meet up at 9:30 on Tues, Aug 2, It is their $2 BBQ sandwiches starting at 10 am; or on Thurs Aug 4 at 9:30 <BR> <BR> Let's have discussion on Chef Meg's new cookbook? or on Health and Nutrition topics from Spark? or just meet and chat? <... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 15:32:26 EST Scattergories- July 30 "Things you might see in a gym" <BR> <BR> S <BR> W <BR> E <BR> A <BR> T <BR> I <BR> T Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:07:59 EST Alzheimers, dementia, prevention and care I am reading that the major health concern of people after cancer is Alzheimer's. (yes, I know heart should be up there, but boomers have this focus.) <BR> <BR> Post your information, concerns, experiences on this thread. <BR> <BR> has this link for Dangerous Dementia Symptoms. <link><BR>enior_aging/butler/qa/dangerous-dement<BR>ia-symptoms/index.aspx?xid=nl_Everyday<BR>HealthEmotionalHealth_20110730 </link> <BR> On the page are... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 09:52:16 EST Scattergories- July 29 "Things Found on a Thanksgiving Table" <BR> <BR> S <BR> A <BR> Y <BR> T <BR> H <BR> A <BR> N <BR> K <BR> S Thu, 28 Jul 2011 17:24:11 EST Fling the Flab-n-Be Fit & Fab Challenge ** Weigh-ins will be every Sunday!!! <BR> <BR> Date: 7/31/11 <BR> Name: Francie <BR> Current Weight:293 (I just knew I would be down a lb or 2- more reason I need this) <BR> Days for my Strength Exercise: Tues., Thurs., Sat. <BR> <BR> Date: 8/1/11 <BR> Type of Cardio:Treadmill-30 minutes, Calisthenics-10 minutes, WATP-10 mins. <BR> Minutes: 50 <BR> Strength: NA <BR> Minutes: <BR> Cardio Calories Burned: 395!!! WOO HOO!!! <BR> <BR> Date: 8/2/11 <BR> Type of Cardio:Treadmill <BR> Minutes: 3... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:20:16 EST Fling the Flab-n-Be Fit & Fab Chall. Introduction <em>321</em> <em>215</em> HEY TEAM!!! ARE YOU READY??? GET YOUR EXERCISE GEAR ON AND LET"S DO IT!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We will begin next Monday, August 1st. It will be an exercise challenge. <BR> It will require you to do a minimum of 15 minutes cardio exercise in the form of treadmill, bike, elliptical, or other type of calorie burning cardio such as Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), Richard Simmons(STO-Sweatin' to Oldies), etc.. We will not count mall walking or other walking but you... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:15:04 EST Fling the Flab-n-Be Fit & Fab Chit Chat Here is where will post anything that may be on our minds, give support to others, or questions during this challenge. LET'S DO IT!!!! Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:08:20 EST Steps or Miles Walking Thread If you wear a pedometer or count your steps/miles with just walking, you can record them here if you wish. We will use the standard 2,000 steps = 1 mile. <BR> <BR> Name: <BR> Date: <BR> Number of Steps: Thu, 28 Jul 2011 14:04:45 EST Scattergories- July 28 "School & Office Supplies" <BR> <BR> S <BR> U <BR> P <BR> P <BR> L <BR> I <BR> E <BR> S Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:48:54 EST Scattergories- July 27 "Words with the Letter W" (You can't use the word Wednesday!) <BR> <BR> W <BR> E <BR> D <BR> N <BR> E <BR> S <BR> D <BR> A <BR> Y Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:58:53 EST Guess Whose Having A Birthday Happy Birthday Francie <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <em>179</em> <em>129</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <BR> I wish I could throw you a real party but this will have to do. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em> <em>283</em>... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 10:12:11 EST Scattergories- July 25 "Sports Equipment" <BR> <BR> S <BR> C <BR> R <BR> I <BR> M <BR> M <BR> A <BR> G <BR> E Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:35:35 EST Scattergories- July 26 "Landmarks, Monuments and Tourist Traps" <BR> <BR> M <BR> O <BR> N <BR> U <BR> M <BR> E <BR> N <BR> T <BR> S Tue, 26 Jul 2011 09:32:55 EST FYI from AKA grillprincess for the first time in 11 years i have changed my onscreen name (since i no longer grill now), had to think long and hard on this one BUT came up with and original one for myself. <BR> let me break the name down <BR> k=krystal <BR> luvs= loves <BR> t=trans <BR> formers= (are u getting this one <BR> ok so i will go with this but if i dont like than i might go back HAAHA!!! Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:54:04 EST Scattergories- July 24 "Names of Board Games" <BR> <BR> B <BR> O <BR> A <BR> R <BR> D <BR> G <BR> A <BR> M <BR> E <BR> S Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:35:53 EST Scattergories- July 23 "Creatures You Might See at a Zoo" <BR> <BR> W <BR> I <BR> L <BR> D <BR> T <BR> H <BR> I <BR> N <BR> G <BR> S Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:41:12 EST Scattergories- July 22 "Things Found in a Woman's Purse" <BR> <BR> B <BR> L <BR> A <BR> C <BR> K <BR> H <BR> O <BR> L <BR> E Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:03:03 EST Scattergories- July 21 "Hobbies" <BR> <BR> P <BR> A <BR> S <BR> T <BR> T <BR> I <BR> M <BR> E <BR> S Thu, 21 Jul 2011 07:59:46 EST Scattergories- July 20 "Colors" <BR> <BR> C <BR> R <BR> A <BR> Y <BR> O <BR> N <BR> B <BR> I <BR> N Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:58:40 EST Scattergories- July 19 "Things You Might Eat For Lunch" <BR> <BR> M <BR> I <BR> D <BR> D <BR> A <BR> Y <BR> M <BR> E <BR> A <BR> L Tue, 19 Jul 2011 09:31:52 EST Scattergories- July 18 "Breakfast Items" <BR> <BR> G <BR> O <BR> O <BR> D <BR> S <BR> T <BR> A <BR> R <BR> T Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:04:48 EST 3 Week SALT- WATER CHALLENGE! OK... I've read off and on here of folks having issues with fluid retention! Well, We can do two things to help the problem. First, we can track our sodium more carefully. Every day, Spark tells us the limit we should stay under, (maximum of 2500mg) AND how much we have consumed. Let's try keeping our consumption UNDER the limit. We all need some salt, but it's way too easy to get too much. Be careful of sodium found in lots of processed meats and canned foods. Be careful of those sodas, even... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:57:30 EST Scattergories- July 17 "Things Found in a Pharmacy" <BR> <BR> P <BR> H <BR> A <BR> R <BR> M <BR> A <BR> C <BR> I <BR> S <BR> T Sun, 17 Jul 2011 09:27:36 EST Scattergories- July 16 "Names of Music Groups/ Bands/or Singers" <BR> <BR> S <BR> I <BR> N <BR> G <BR> A <BR> L <BR> O <BR> N <BR> G Sat, 16 Jul 2011 00:27:29 EST Scattergories- July 15 " Things You Might Find in a Museum" <BR> <BR> O <BR> L <BR> D <BR> S <BR> T <BR> U <BR> F <BR> F Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:24:53 EST Food Tips, Grocery Bargain Shopping & Recipes We can post any healthy food tips, healthy recipes, or grocery bargains of the week, we may have for each other here in this thread. Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:56:30 EST What Fruits & Vegetables Did You Have a Serving of We're combining the 2 threads into one so we can have WATER as a sticky also. <BR> <BR> Today <BR> <BR> Fruits: <BR> pears & applesauce <BR> <BR> Veggies: <BR> Cabbage <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Asparagus Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:35:59 EST How Many Cups of Water Did you Have Today? Water is a necessity of life. You can be dehydrated and not even know it. Research shows that most people do not get as much water as they need due to chugging down sodas and other beverages which do not take the place of good old WATER!!! Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:26:49 EST Which Vegetable Did You Have a Serving of Today? cooked cabbage <BR> asparagus <BR> tomatoes Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:10:32 EST Which Protein Did You Have Today? egg for breakfast <BR> half cornish hen for lunch <BR> other half cornish hen for supper Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:08:37 EST Which Fruit Did You Have a Serving of Today? pears and applesauce Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:07:04 EST New Forum This is a new Forum on our team. Yes, it is a change but hopefully for the better. We can post various topics in this forum related to health & nutrition that can help us. We can post health/nutrition tips, concerns,and questions here. I sincerely hope you will like this and will use it often. I am going to move the threads about which protein, vegetable, & fruit that we eat each day to this forum. They need to be here rather than in General Discussion. This will also move the Fun and Games F... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 09:58:21 EST SCATTERGORIES- July 14 " Names of Comic Strips & Cartoons" <BR> <BR> C <BR> O <BR> M <BR> I <BR> C <BR> S <BR> T <BR> R <BR> I <BR> P <BR> S Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:18:14 EST Which Exercise Did You perform Today? Let's see if this will help remind us that we need to exercise or at least MOVE our bodies in some sort of way every day----( rather than from couch to fridge or from computer to fridge) <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:09:12 EST SCATTERGORIES- July 13 "Things That Float" <BR> <BR> S <BR> K <BR> I <BR> M <BR> S <BR> U <BR> R <BR> F <BR> A <BR> C <BR> E Wed, 13 Jul 2011 09:25:50 EST SCATTERGORIES- July 12 " Things You Would Find in Your Car Trunk" <BR> <BR> S <BR> P <BR> A <BR> R <BR> E <BR> S <BR> T <BR> U <BR> F <BR> F <BR> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:05:33 EST Scattergories- July 11 " Mexican Cuisine- Dishes & Ingredients" <BR> <BR> B- <BR> E- <BR> S <BR> T <BR> T <BR> A <BR> C <BR> O <BR> S <BR> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:25:20 EST Scattergories- July 6 "Things With Doors" <BR> <BR> S <BR> L <BR> A <BR> M <BR> H <BR> A <BR> R <BR> D Wed, 6 Jul 2011 10:59:42 EST Scattergories- July 5 "Things With Your Name On It" <BR> <BR> S- <BR> P- <BR> E- <BR> L- <BR> L- <BR> C- <BR> O- <BR> R- <BR> R- <BR> E- <BR> C- <BR> T- Tue, 5 Jul 2011 08:16:18 EST Scattergories- July 4 "Common Last Names" <BR> <BR> S- <BR> U- <BR> R- <BR> N- <BR> A- <BR> M- <BR> E- <BR> S- Mon, 4 Jul 2011 01:19:36 EST Thought For The Day This thread is for anything positive, encouraging, inspirational, or motivational, whether it's a poem, quote, saying, personal thought, etc. Everyone is encouraged to share as we all need encouragement and motivation! <BR> <BR> A little poem for today: <BR> <BR> The best six doctors anywhere <BR> And no one can deny it <BR> Are sunshine, water, rest, and air <BR> Exercise and diet. <BR> These six will gladly you attend <BR> If only you are willing <BR> Your mind they'll ease <BR> Your wi... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 23:11:44 EST Goodie Game This seems to be a favorite on many teams. This is a simple game and is not only fun but also gets everyone to interact with other team members. Of course, since we're "REGION 8" our special number will be 8. <BR> <BR> We will count forward from 100, and whenever there is an 8 in the number, go to a team member's Spark Page and give them a Goodie from the Goodie Game. Doesn't matter who you give it to or what kind of Goodie you give, just make sure they know where it's coming from. <BR>... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:38:08 EST Can You Name A-Z?? I thought it might be fun to do an alphabet game. <BR> I will post a question. I will start with the letter A and name an answer to the question that begins with letter A. The next person do letter B to the question, and so on. When we get to Z, I will start a new question. Another Brain teaser to keep our minds as fit as our bodies. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:33:35 EST Daily Points Total Daily Log in Points: 2 <BR> Bonus Spin: 10 <BR> Other Daily Spark Points: 62 <BR> My Total: 79 <BR> <BR> Team Total: 79 Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:27:44 EST My Daily Track! This thread will be for us to report how we're doing as far as our daily tracking of food, fitness,and water. Feel free to come here as often as you like. I know some of us need things like this to help us stay focused. I am one of those. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 14:19:12 EST SUMMER SIZZLIN" SLIMMER This will be a FITNESS CHALLENGE for JULY and AUGUST!!! <BR> We will keep a record of our steps or miles walked. If you don't have a good pedometer, please invest to get one for this challenge. Put it on first thing each day and leave on until you go to bed. You will be surprised at how many steps you get in. Let's try to get in a minimum of 2000 steps each day which for most standard walking scales= 1 mile. <BR> If you walk a treadmill, just convert your mileage to equal 2000 steps per mile.... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:30:41 EST Daily Spin Total We do have a Points Log In Thread in General Discussion but this will be a bit different. There is now a Bonus spin on the Spark Points when you have reached 25 Spark Points each Day. After you have reached 25 Spark Points, you can go to the Bonus Spin and get more points. More points means more Goodies!!! <BR> So, we are going to see how many Total Team Spark Points we can get from now until the end of the year, Dec. 31st. Let's make this a challenge by saying let's see if we can have a team... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 09:13:02 EST SCATTERGORIES: July 3 Each day, I will put out a new puzzle. At the top of the post, I'll type a phrase that is the day's category. Under that, I'll enter a word, vertically. <BR> <BR> Your job is to fill in a word for every letter in that word, that has to do with the category! Just copy the day's puzzle, paste it into your reply and fill it in! That's all there is to it! <BR> <BR> example: <BR> <BR> "Things you might see at a wedding" <BR> <BR> M.. minister <BR> A.. aisle <BR> R.. rice <BR> R.. <BR> I.. ice ... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 08:58:15 EST My Daily/Weekly Successes Please use this thread to let us know of your success, however small they may be, in your new healthy lifestyle journey, so we may celebrate with you. Let's have lots of SUCCESSES!!! Sun, 3 Jul 2011 08:50:43 EST Birthday & Sparka-versary Calendar I know we had a Birthday thread before, but, let's all repost our Birthdays and also our Spark dates when we first began on Spark People. Keep in mind that if you ever completely left Spark, then the most current date is the one that is on record. <BR> <BR> I will create the template, then you just do one like it. I am delegating the task of keeping up with it to Brenda!!! She will send out a weekly team mail each week (on Saturday for the following week) with a list of those we need to cele... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 08:44:44 EST Let's Chat This is the same Daily chat thread but it has been moved to what I think is a more convenient place. So, if you want to share anything about your day to happenings, this is the place to come. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 08:28:38 EST WELCOME OUR NEW CO-LEADER FRANCIE!! I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that Francie (FRANCIE-N-BELLA) has agreed to be our new co-leader! I know that Francie will be a most wonderful asset, and that she will have lots of ideas. Drop by and give her a welcome! Then be sure to keep checking to see what new changes are in store! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>236</em> <em>235</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:33:41 EST Zumba Has anyone tried Zumba? It seems like fun. Where in Jonesboro can you do Zumba? I thought it might be worth a try but wanted to see first if anyone else has done it. Tue, 21 Jun 2011 10:32:51 EST Gearhead- -downtown Jonesboro I wanted to say that I highly recommend Gearhead in downtown Jonesboro if you are looking to buy a bike, or running/biking gear. I bought a bike there a month ago. I was intimidated to go in there for fear they'd look at me funny for being overweight and clumsy and not knowing anything about bikes. Instead, they were very friendly and helpful and extremely knowledgable. They explained all the features of the bike and even showed me how to use the gears and brakes. I was so scared they'd laugh... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:03:57 EST I need encouragement Hi, I'm not new, but I've fallen so far of track that I really need all the encouragement I can get. I find when people ask me regularly about my goals, I tend to do better. It'd be great if some of you could add me as a friend and comment on my stuff, and I'll do the same for you! <BR> <BR> Glad to be back--day 3 of my diet and already I feel better. Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:47:01 EST Weather chat A place to talk about the bad weather and the good. Please come here often and let us know the weather in your area. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping the storm warnings for the next few days just don't form. If you are like me, your nerves are bad and you're not getting much sleep. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:57:54 EST What protein did you consume today? What protein did your consume today? <BR> <BR> Where can you get the best fed meat from local farmers? <link> </link> Sun, 24 Apr 2011 20:37:48 EST President's Fitness Challenge <em>232</em> President's Fitness Challenge. This is great for individuals or family. There are many aspects to the topics worth a look see. <link> <link><BR>e/index.shtml </link> </link> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 05:21:56 EST Use These Three Words In A Sentence The idea is to create a sentence using the three words provided by the previous person. After you create your sentence, you leave three new words for the next person. Anyone up for it? I'll start by giving three words: <BR> <BR> example- <BR> STARTLED, MARTINI, SURF <BR> <BR> next person use the words <BR> example- <BR> I was startled by the the surf while I was there alone with my martini. <BR> <BR> new words, <BR> BRAVE, MOUNTAIN, ROLLER BLADES <BR> now it's your turn Sun, 20 Mar 2011 14:54:51 EST Important for vegetarians and vegans Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the review suggests that people following a vegan lifestyle that is low in omega-3 and vitamin B-12 may have a high risk of developing blood blots and atherosclerosis—both of which increase the risk for heart attacks and stroke. As such, the authors suggest that an increased intake or supplementation of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and vitamin B-12 may help to alleviate such risks. <BR> <BR> Vegan sources of omega-3 ... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:14:59 EST Enter a word/next post explain it A-Z I've seen some "UNUSAL" words here at SP so let's all learn. <BR> 1st post = enter an UNUSUAL word <BR> 2nd post = explain it <BR> 3rd post = A_Z enter next word <BR> 4th post = explain it <BR> <BR> A - ARNICA <BR> <BR> Next poster, explain it Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:29:23 EST Dr. Oz Naked Diet Plan Thot you'd seen them all? This is from the Dr. Oz Show Fans team page if you want to read more...Do read this one.... <link><BR>lan </link> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 07:52:15 EST NATIONAL heart health month (womans) dont forget wear red day is coming up, ive done been bombarded with e-mails from the heart associations WEAR RED FOR WOMAN.heart disese kills more woman every year even more than breast cancer, this is close to my heart literally,in 2007 i was diagnosed with IDOPATHIC CARDIOLGY, my left ventricl is thick and doesnt pump as well as it should, i was obese, and one sick puppy, today im over 80 pounds lighter and doing GREAT!!our hearts are more important than we know, your heart goes TRUST ME th... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 13:44:13 EST Today I choose.... List one thing you choose to do today to continue toward your goals...You ARE the sum of each of your choices. You should CHOOSE wisely, including the words you tell yourself. Replace "can't" "never" "give up," and "quit" with "CAN TRY HARDER" "HOPE" <BR> "LIVE UP" "SHALL," AND "IN PROGRESS." <BR> <BR> ...Use one of these or your own ideas.... <BR> <BR> For example, I choose to use a pedometer, and track/record my steps daily. <BR> <BR> I choose to stand up after each fall. <BR> I cho... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 04:42:22 EST Heakthy Resource <em>311</em> <em>289</em> Cleveland Clinic recent heart health nutrition news <link><BR>ion/nutrition/news/default.aspx </link> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 16:08:19 EST i didnt know i had abs in my sides lol, these new machines at the gym, are killing me, i did some kindof twisty machine, and my sides are sore, i miss my ab bench i was up to 500, but im being told they will be in better shape with these amchines, now if the midddle tire will leave !!! <em>40</em> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 21:54:03 EST has anyone else signed on at 10 fitness in j-boro? i really like this gym, i didnt realize how ancient the machines i was using before were, this place is good , i dont have a track but i guess i'll just hve to live with that. Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:46:50 EST rusty thanks for info on jeramy i did not know he had gotten married..yeah him..i did know he was working for emril, i think he started that job like when people started returning to new orleans after katrina, i remember he came and told us about alllll the work they had to do to repair the restraunt..yuck..hes got more guts than me, i think i would have been a wimp and left and moved elsewhere, my hats to all the people who stayed because they are wonderful. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:10:58 EST One thing Positive <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>285</em> <em>209</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> This is a place to come every day and list one positive thing a day. It will help your over all mood, mentality, and attitude if you focus on the positive. So, we are going to focus on the positives. <em>334</em> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:49:50 EST NEA info Greetings NEA Sparks! <BR> <BR> Thanks to all who have welcomed me to this team! I was down in AR last week for the snowstorm, but now I'm back in Ohio with six inches of snow on the ground and more snow in the forecast. It makes me very eager to move south! I've made an offer on a house, so hopefully I can get the deal done before I start work in TWO WEEKS!!! <BR> <BR> My move is in the works, and I'll be an official Jonesboro resident by the end of the month. So, I'm interested in learnin... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:21:53 EST is it just me or has anyone else n oticed i was just thrilled beyond eveything to hear that sparkpeople became the #1 weightloss site, i think perhaps it didnt go unnoticed to weight watchers though, because ive noticed a massive increase in their advertizing, not just on televsion but the radio and magazines as well, i think their feeling the heat. perhaps im the only one that notices these things, perhaps im strange lol, but has anyone else noticed. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 09:58:24 EST Experienced Sparker, moving to Jonesboro Greetings NE Arkansas Sparks! <BR> I have been on Spark for a while, but I'm new to Arkansas. Actually, I'm heading there from northeastern Ohio tomorrow to find a place to live. I'm looking forward to a warmer, less snowy climate where I can bike more often and enjoy other outdoor activities! <BR> I've been successful with weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. I'm literally half the person I used to be! I need to stay motivated to stay on track during this major transition in my life! I... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 22:54:52 EST CONGRATULATE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS SPARK 2010 LEADERS <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> Please join me in celebrating the success of our two leading team members – MNABOY and JLWOF1! Have you ever looked at the leader board area of our Team Spark Page? The leader boards track Spark Fitness Minutes and Spark Points by month, year, and all time total. Rusty leads the team in both categories for 2010 with 35,175 Spark Fitness Minutes and 38,554 Spark Points. Laura is not far behind ... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:51:23 EST 2011 MILES IN 2011 <em>107</em> <em>236</em> <em>411</em> <em>236</em> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> The new year is here and it is time to put some tread to the pavement! Walking 2011 miles is much easier than you think because we are going to use step conversion. With step conversion your every day tasks and exercise is converted into steps that accumulate towards miles. 1 mile = 2000 steps. f you are a walker, runner, or biker who tracks actual miles, you may want to report a... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:11:03 EST Affirmation for 2011 I know this will be a happy year ! I easily release any old habits that are keeping me tied to the past . In the beginning of this new year,I want to move slowly and carefully, making sure that all my choices support the new pathways I want to take. I choose thoughts that make me feel good about myself, as well as others . I select foods that support my healthy body.And I make the decision to be with people who enhance my life. <em>458</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:13:09 EST Lights Where is the best light display you have seen this year? Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:29:16 EST December Challenge Well, the month of temptations has finally arrive. We will likely see cookies and candy of all sorts over the next few days. We will sample. Of course we will, and why not? Christmas comes but once a year, right? <BR> <BR> December Challenge: <BR> Sample in Moderation only. <BR> Stretch or Meditate for 10 minutes daily. <BR> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:08:21 EST Which exercise did you perform today? walking Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:55:33 EST Which fruit did you eat a serving of today? Grapefruit Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:48:05 EST What vegetable did you eat a serving of today? celery Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:46:44 EST Holiday Word Game This word game will run until January 1. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>431</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> Use the last letter of a word to begin a new word. All words must be related to the end of year holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chirstmas, Hannukah, Kawanzaa, New Year's Eve. If I am missing one, please let me know! Oh, how could I forget the First Day of Deer Season? <BR> <BR> This is how it works. <BR> <B... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:12:40 EST Hardy Area Computer User's Group Anyone want to meet up with me Tues., Nov. 9, at Cherokee Village Sr. Center for lunch and then the HAUG demonstration at 1? I'll be there at 11 and lunch is 12. <BR> We can talk Spark and ask any computer questions we have too. Sat, 6 Nov 2010 08:52:55 EST November Challenge Every week in November, I will post a small challenge that eveyone can participate in, regardless of your physical abilities. The challenge is to complete each challenge every day for the entire week. <BR> <BR> Post daily when you have met the challenge! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> November 2010: Week 1 <BR> <BR> Stretching is an important part of fitness that is frequently overlooked. It increases flexiblity and improves balance. Sometimes it can decrease the pain of fibro... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 08:31:11 EST YOUR VICTORY ROOM Hey everyone, if you've reached a goal, or gotten a good health report, or passed a physical test, or noticed a pair of jeans are looser, or accomplished a new exercise,etc., post it here! Any victory in your weight loss and lifestyle change should be shouted out and acknowledged! So let's hear it! <em>104</em> Sat, 16 Oct 2010 07:15:13 EST October is National Walking Month I would like to tell you about National Walking Month, which is October! Each year Health Enhancement Systems sponsors Walktober, a national walking campaign. The Walktober website calls it an “inspiring program is designed to boost your energy and improve your health by making fitness walking a habit during October… and beyond.” <BR> <BR> There is a great group on SparkPeople called Walktober Sparks, and I would love for you to become a part of this group. This group is for Sparkers... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 19:41:10 EST St. bernard's Senior Life Center If you live in the Jonesboro area and are 60+, you really need to check it out. It is located on E. Washington Ave. across from the Health Dept. They have all kinds of activities going on. It is all free as far as I know, except lunch. Lunch is only $2 and you can have your choice of a salad bar or hot meal. They are open from 8:30-to about 2:30. They have games of all kinds, people playing cards, classes of all kinds like computers, painting, dancing, etc. They have a nice exercise room. Tha... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 18:08:52 EST mid-Sept through Oct Challenge Do you like to be encouraged, especially if you have lost weight? Our Challenge for mid-Sept. through Oct. will be to watch the Status Updates (on the right of each page)of the NEArkansas Spark team and when a member loses weight give them a Spark Goodie HUG and an encouraging remark. Can you do this? Let us know when you have met this challenge. <BR> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 18:30:07 EST I'm excited I'm really excited to find a group in Northwest Arkansas. I live in beautiful BV. My name is Gloria and I'm on a journey to better health. I had total hip replacement surgery in April and am working hard to lose weight to save my other joints. I started at 198 and am down to 192.7 as of today. My official weekly weigh in is tomorrow. Wish me luck. Anyway, enough of me. Look forward to getting to know all of you. <em>252</em> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:04:33 EST What Do You Do For Exercise? I'm wondering what everyone else is doing for exercise? I have been at this a month and have been walking/jogging 2-4 miles a day, but I would like to get in more exercise. I've checked out several workout DVDs from the library, but I feel really silly doing those, plus I lack a lot of coordination and just can't keep up with some of them. I have a set of hand weights (3, 5, & 8 lbs) but am not too sure what to do with them. Any suggestions? Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:06:51 EST Labor Day Trivia Labor Day will be coming up the first Monday in Sept, just around the corner. How much do we really know about this day. Ask a question and someone answer. <BR> <BR> I will start. <BR> What is the date Labor Day will start on this year? Wed, 25 Aug 2010 09:46:16 EST Looking for a Buddy Hey Guys and Gals!!! I am looking for some Sparkfriends. <BR> <BR> Specifically....I'd like a Spark Buddy. Are there anybody else that is looking for a buddy? Fri, 20 Aug 2010 01:30:13 EST Change one letter in a 6 letter word I brought this game up in our other game, Change one letter and Rusty suggested why not do both. <BR> <BR> Brenda took the challenge to be the first with the 6 letters. <BR> <BR> OK Martha, I'm taking the challenge! <BR> <BR> paler <BR> <BR> leaper <BR> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 19:09:26 EST sparkamerica I did go to and see that under cities is little Rock with 3 teams selected to go under it. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> There are leaderboard categories with teams selected to be in there. Among them are Fortune100, Major Leage Baseball, Leading Non-profits, Careers & Professions, and Celebrity& Athlete Fans. I found 1 team I am already on there under Careers-Teachers. I did not find our Dr. Oz Show Fans, propbably cause we are fans of the show n... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 08:52:44 EST LESLIE--Anyone heard from her?? Has anyone heard anything from Leslie lately (since she did her I give up blog)?? I tried to contact her through Friend Feed contact and Spark Mail just a matter of minutes after she posted it, but she hasn't responded to me, which is quite unusual. Not sure if it was just a bad day or what. Sat, 7 Aug 2010 21:44:19 EST Spring River area boat ride postponed... Thanks to Glorjune's consideration of Cephas2, we'll postpone today's boat ride to next thurs, 12th at 8:30 am. Maybe we'll be able to miss the high heat and not cause DH illness. thanks for thinking of him... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 14:46:30 EST Let's Do It!!! Hi Everybody!!! Is there anyone around here that may be interested in WALKING a 5K? There are 2 that I know of that will be in September. One on the 11th and I think the other one is around the 26th or so. <BR> <BR> My best friend said that I would have to beat her up before she would do it again! I think she might change her mind! LOL! Anyway, if you are interested, please get in touch with me!!!!! LET'S DO IT!!!! <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>186</em> <em>185</em> <em>331</em> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 02:26:32 EST Hi! Hi, I'm Megz. I'm new to the site but I've been using spark recipes on my phone for a while now. I joined after I saw how I can easily keep track of everything on here and saw that I can make buddies on here to help keep me on track. Mon, 2 Aug 2010 03:49:48 EST Birthday Calendar Please post your birthday in numerical order and copy and paste each message. Thanks! <BR> <BR> January <BR> <BR> February <BR> <BR> March <BR> <BR> April <BR> <BR> May <BR> <BR> June <BR> <BR> July <BR> <BR> August <BR> <BR> September 18 Laura or jlwof1 <BR> <BR> October <BR> <BR> November <BR> <BR> December Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:44:06 EST DONNACVAR Joins Northeast Arkansas Sparks Hi everyone, I am new to this team! I think I finally found a team that Laughs together, Cries together, and most importantly Stays together!!! <BR> <em>244</em> I went to the Saturday picnic at Lake Thunderbird in Cherokee vlg and had a great time with everyone that was there. I want to thank you all for being so friendly and I felt excepted immediately!! Thank you Chocmom for asking me and being so thoughtful and kind. Thank you EGranny for the nice gifts and the warm welcome. I loved it... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:59:16 EST Stevia or Truvia?? Does anyone on here use Stevia or Truvia and if so in what form? Can you bake with it? I bought a box of Stevia packets at WalMart. <BR> I did find a web site where they sell and the liquid drops. The drops also comes in flavors. That's all I can use right now on my HCG homeopathic program. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:47:11 EST PICNIC Meet up, next SAT MAPS DETAILS Hi, Looking forward to having Sparkers come to Cherokee Village, Sharp County area. Maps from Jonesboro and Little Rock are posted on picnic thread. <BR> <BR> IMPORTANT For swimming,etc. Suburban Improvement District needs real names to make property guest cards so their insurance will cover. Please send names to: <BR> SID c/o Chris Compton <BR> July 24 Thunderbird Center Sparkers <BR> PO Box 840 <BR> Cherokee Village, AR 72525 <BR> <BR> or fax to 2572321 <BR> <BR> OR send to me on spark... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:08:33 EST Do you live in Sharp Co or NE ARK? So Missouri? Love to have you come to the SP picnic meet up at Cherokee Village, Thunderbird rec center, Sat July 24. noon to 5 See post on picnic for more details. We can get 150 inside the ac building. <BR> <BR> Free shuffleboad, miniature golf. Swim is $3 and you need po guest cards, <em>237</em> so send names of you and family, friend to me on spark mail <BR> or egrammy ellen, PO Box, 741, Cherokee Village AR 72525 <BR> OR right to SID, Thunderbird rec rental July 24, PO Box 840, Cherokee vill... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 09:29:40 EST Picnic in Cherokee Village for Sparkers, July 24 All North East Arkansas Sparkers and families are invited to a meet up picnic in Cherokee Village July 24 from noon to 5 p.m. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Where: Thunderbird Rec Center (air condition bldg) <BR> <BR> What: Picnic. Bring your picnic, drink, table service and dish to share <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> Activities: Miniature golf and shuffleboard free <BR> Swimming Pools: $3 plus tax for non property owners and $2 for property owners...bring your suits and get fitness in. <em>237</em> ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 09:46:19 EST Coconut Oil- Healthy For You Here is some info I found: <BR> <BR> People have a really hard time believing that coconut oil is not "fattening" or "dangerous". We have all been falsely led to believe that fat, especially saturated fat, is the cause of our weight gain and health problems. This is only true half true. Some fats like hydrogenated oils and vegetable oils do contribute to heart disease and weight gain, but good fats like coconut oil, butter and olive oil are actually great fats for our bodies. Think about how... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 11:29:04 EST JULY Challenge I thought I would mix this challenge up a bit so hopefully more people will join in. This month we are going to focus on some little steps that will take us to our goal. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Since summer is the time of fresh fruits and veggies, the first part is to track the number of FRESH fruits and veggies you are eating. You will get one point for each fruit or vegetable up to a maximum total of 10 points (any combination). Canned fruits and veggies don't count unless you home-canne... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 02:11:20 EST 4th of July trivia questions Just a short time fun and educational topic. <BR> <BR> I will start a trivia question about the 4 of July and when the right answer is given then someone ask another trivia question about the 4th. Challenge the answer if you think it's wrong. <BR> <BR> What year did Betsy Ross make the first American flag? <em>232</em> Sun, 27 Jun 2010 17:53:46 EST 12 Natural Sunburn Cures- Part 2 6. Know good ingredients <BR> Filter all the choices at the drugstore by looking for these key healers. <BR> • Relieve with hydrocortisone: Soothe skin irritation and inflammation with a topical lotion, spray, or ointment containing 1 percent hydrocortisone, such as Cortaid or Cortizone-10, says Dr. Basler. <BR> • Soothe with aloe: "We're starting to see evidence in medical literature that aloe vera may really help wound healing," says Dr. Basler. Simply break off a leaf and apply the j... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:37:14 EST 12 Natural Cures for Sunburn-Part 1 This is good info from Prevention: <BR> <BR> 12 Natural Sunburn Cures <BR> 1. Use compresses <BR> Following a burn, skin is inflamed. Cool it down with compresses dipped in any of the following substances. <BR> • Cold water. Use either plain water from the faucet or add a few ice cubes, says Michael Schreiber, M.D. Dip a cloth into the liquid and lay it over the burn. Repeat every few minutes as the cloth warms. Apply several times a day for a total of 10 to 15 minutes each. <BR> • Alu... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 10:26:57 EST Ninja Master Prep Recipes My hubby bought me a Ninja & it has a few recipes but was wondering if anyone else might have some to share? Wed, 16 Jun 2010 22:34:41 EST Hi! I'm new :-) Hello! I'm Penni. I haven't made all that much use of SparkPeople up to this point, but I'd like to do more, and I know that connecting with other people is part of that. I am! Wed, 16 Jun 2010 18:37:57 EST Take Me On Vacation in Arkansas!! What do you do for fun? Do you have a favorite event or place that you like to go to? Where would you take visiting friends/relatives? For that matter, where in Arkansas would you like to visit that you've never been to? <BR> <BR> We're looking to take the kids on some short outings this summer (if the weather ever cooperates) so we can all get aquainted with our new home state of Arkansas. <BR> <BR> Details, details, details!!! Let me know the scoop on this wonderful state!! Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:46:41 EST Motivation What do you guys do to stay motivated and not procrastinate? That's my main problem....I put things off when I know I shouldn't. Can you guys give me any tips on how to actually keep my motivation up? <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:52:31 EST Shopping at WalMart This will be for all the things you can get in a WalMart store. I will start the game and the next person will use the last letter of my word for the first letter in their word. Try not to use plurals. <BR> <BR> soap <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 14:53:37 EST Conversion Charts Here are some really good conversion charts on this web site <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/Documents/16630EWLWchart2.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is more: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>fo.jsp?catld=countingSteps&pg=0204Conv<BR>ersions.html </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>versionchart10.pdf </link> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:27:07 EST JUNE Challenge OK, ladies and gents! Step right up and lend an ear. <BR> Your challenge for this month is::::: <BR> <BR> Do a minimum of 30 minutes strength training 3 days a week. Remember, that strength training helps tone our muscles/skin and also helps strengthen our bones. <BR> <BR> Post the days on which you do your strength and the exercises you do. <BR> <BR> Look through SP strength exercises and choose whatever suits you & your ability. There's exercises to fit everyone's needs. <BR> <BR> **TIP... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:58:39 EST I'm a new member! Hello! I'm a new member and I just wanted to introduce myself. I would like to meet a buddy to help me along the way to reach my weight loss goals! I stay home on the computer a lot of the time and don't have many friends because of this. I really don't know what else to do to get started! If you would like to add me as a friend feel free to do so! Thanks :-) Thu, 27 May 2010 01:56:02 EST Wedding Blues Y'all this wedding has turned into a Steve Martin comedy. The date has been changed a couple of times. The bride changed the colors after dresses had been purchased. The time had to be changed because the Best Man (aka soon to be grandson) is on the McCory baseball team. They made State playoffs and have a game the day of the wedding. The girls have had a couple of fights over the wedding. One is the Bride. The other is the Wedding Planner/Maid of Honor. Everything is in place for a n... Wed, 19 May 2010 19:35:47 EST A Laugh A Day & Other Things to Ponder An Old Farmer's Advice! <BR> <BR> I got this thru an e-mail. I really like it and do think we all could learn some things from this. <BR> <BR> An Old Farmer's Advice: <BR> <BR> * Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. * <BR> <BR> *Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.* <BR> <BR> *Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.* <BR> <BR> * A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.* <BR> <BR> * Words that soak into your ears are whispered ...... Wed, 12 May 2010 13:28:03 EST Natural Health Tidbits Here is something I found from Prevention. It will be in 2 parts since it is lengthy <BR> <BR> Home Remedies That May Surprise You (Part 1) <BR> 1. Antacid tablet <BR> It’s for: Heartburn <BR> The effervescent type with sodium bicarbonate helps neutralize the acid that causes painful heartburn symptoms. <BR> <BR> But try: Soothing insect bites <BR> <BR> "Antacid formulations such as Alka-Seltzer contain aspirin, an anesthetic that can help ease the sting and itch of insect bites," says How... Wed, 12 May 2010 10:32:13 EST New member, please introduce yourself. If you have just joined our NEArkansas Spark team, would you please introduce yourself here? We look forward to meeting you through your posts. Tue, 11 May 2010 09:35:35 EST Welcome HIKERPAM58 <em>235</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Pam! Welcome to Northeast Arkansas Sparks! I bet you and Gloria (GLORJUNE) will get along great. I went hiking with her one time, and she worked me to death! LOL! <BR> <BR> We are delighted that you decided to join us! Please tell us all about yourself! I look forward to getting to know you better. I hope to see your posts often because I know your comments will make me smile. : ) <BR> <BR> Happy Sparks! <BR> Rhonda Mon, 10 May 2010 23:14:52 EST May in Arkansas May in Arkansas. A wonderful experience. <link><BR>aspx?wa=wsignin1.0 </link> Thu, 6 May 2010 07:29:39 EST did we ever come up w/ a walk date for nutfancy??? im still off next sat (15), if we are gonna do another day i need to know cuz im gonna ask off. cept this sat its to late to get off. Wed, 5 May 2010 08:25:42 EST