SparkPeople ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY Team Messageboard great support team! friendly, helpful, motivated,staying on track,victorious team. longtime friends. SparkPeople ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY Team Messageboard GOING FOR 10,000 STEPS DAILY JUST COME IN AND LET US KNOW HOW MANY STEPS YOU HAVE DONE DAILY. YOU CAN COME EVERYDAY OR NOT. GETTING HEALTHIER ONE STEP AT A TIME. PLUS WORKING ON MY UPPER ARM STRENGTH. <BR> <BR> BELINDA: 4/1 7449 IS WHAT did yesterday. <BR> 4/2 7339 a little less but had to recharge my phone. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:56:09 EST Back After A Long Time Away I'm a 57 year old woman that has a total of 92 lbs to lose to reach a decent weight where I can possibly get off of blood pressure pills and also not hurt so much from RA of the spine. I've been told by my doctor that the less extra weight I'm carrying the less stress there will be on my joints. I don't expect to lose it fast. It took me 8 years to put on all the weight. My goal is to drop 2 lbs every month and keep it off til I reach my 92 lb goal. <BR> I am married to Bob and he's just had... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:31:48 EST February Staps Challenge Walk 6,000 steps per day Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:14:13 EST Water Challenge Drink 6 glasses of water per day Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:12:45 EST WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE APRIL 1-JULY 31, 2013 Posting for the weight loss challenge............ Tue, 2 Apr 2013 13:48:11 EST WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE ENDING 3/31/2013 Posting for the weight loss challenge............ <BR> <BR> January 07, 2013 - 2.6/10's Lost.................... <BR> January 11, 2013 - 0.8/10's Lost.................... <BR> January 16, 2013 - 0.6/10's Lost.................... <BR> January 31, 2013 - 2.0/10's Lost.................... <BR> Total lost for January, 2013........6 pounds <BR> <BR> February 01, 2013 - 0.8/10ths lost(total of 45 pounds since Sept.3,2012) <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:16:32 EST Newbie I'm a Very overweight woman that has to get control of her eating and get the weight off. <BR> Been trying for a number of years and it's only lately that I seem to be getting anywhere. <BR> I have 50 lbs left to lose of the 60 lb goal. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 10:55:16 EST new fun challenge and informative. which has fewer calories? <BR> <BR> a. bagel <BR> <BR> b. donut Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:13:17 EST Message Removed Message Removed Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:26:57 EST brand new challenge for the year. this is my challenge to all of you. lose two pounds a month and then you get to splurge on the last day of the month, not just on food but something you like and have been wanting. its a great incentive!! you may want to have a nice large meal, you may want to get your nails done,a pedicure, hair done at a salon. ( which im sure most of us do that anyway. ) but just think of something you really would like to do. then go for the two pound loss. then next month lets do the same. and since we... Sat, 12 May 2012 09:38:29 EST 7 step plan for weight loss 1. get mentally prepared before you start. (even if your starting over) <BR> <BR> 2. dont aim to lose any ore than 10 percent of your weight in six months. its just to dangerous. <BR> <BR> 3. include regular exercise in your weight- loss plan. <BR> <BR> 4. dont eliminate fat from your diet, but do watch how much you eat. <BR> <BR> 5. avoid snacking on bad foods. eat something good every few hours. <BR> <BR> 6. you can eat the foods you crave every now and then. <BR> <BR> 7. weigh ... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:07:37 EST one more important challenge for you. a new challenge coming your way. put more veggies on your plate. im not talking about veggies that has cheese sauces, im talking the real thing, salad first, then add more veggies on your plate than anything else. make it the biggest portion on your plate and try not to smother it in butter. lol Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:48:24 EST new water challenge and fun for all here is a new challenge for us. i think this might be fun and we will get in our water too. <BR> <BR> heres the plan: everyday drink 8 glasses of water or cups of water which ever you prefer, it has to be pure water, not tea, pop,coffee, milk,or juice just water. using the emoticon on here pull up the drinking glass for every glass you finish. no cheating!!!! at the end of seven days ( which today is tuesday) so next tues i will go onto your spark page and give you a gift. the gift will a... Wed, 7 Dec 2011 07:22:22 EST a new game to play for the winter months i will start type in the first thing that comes to mind when i say a word, then the next person and so forth. remember only one word... travel Mon, 7 Nov 2011 07:28:18 EST whats your two favorite ways to exercise? mine is swimming, biking Thu, 3 Nov 2011 11:04:03 EST making changes, staying positive. as all of you know some big changes came into our lives again. only to make it better. yes i said, better!! with manny's diabetis and me having to cook totally different now i also have learned a better way of eating. thought i had the knowledge i needed to lose the wt. but its not just about losing is it? its keeping ourselvs healthy on the inside, and we all know that. <BR> we spend countless hours trying to improve the outside of our bodies when its the inside that we dont know a lot a... Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:20:37 EST ARE YOU GETTING YOUR FIBER? IVE STARTED INCREASING MY FIBER AND STAYING AWAY FROM THE SUGAR. I FEEL BETTER. I EAT TONS OF BROCCOLLI . FIBER HELPS STAVE AWAY HUNGER AND CRAVINGS IF YOU ADD A HIGH FIBER SNACK MIDAFTERNOON THIS WILL REDUCE HUNGER THAT OFTEN LEADS TO SECOND AND THIRD SERVINGS AT DINNER IT WILL ALSO HELP KEEP YOUR ENERGY UP THOROUT THE AFTERNOON. ADDING FIBER TO THIS MEAL WILL HELP TO STABILISE ENERGY AND MOOD DURING TE AFTERNOON SO YOU WONT WANT THAT EXTRA SNAK. AND DINNER CAN BE A CHALLENGE TOO SO ADDING A... Tue, 31 May 2011 10:04:20 EST HELLO AGAIN EVERYONE,,, I know its been a year since I was on,,and so much has happened,,,but the time is now right to return to my fav place,I have kept in touch with Bel,,that 1 very special lady,,,,,,hoping to get back into the swing of thinga again,,,so even though its late a very very happy 2011 to you all,,,, Thu, 3 Feb 2011 08:56:27 EST February Challenge!! 30 minutes of exercise 3 times per week. You choose what exercise and post it on this site. Edit your post each week. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, 45 minutes walking <BR> Wednesday, 50 minutes walking <BR> Thursday, 30 minutes walking <BR> Friday, 50 minutes walking <BR> Saturday, <BR> Sunday. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:28:00 EST plan of action what will be your plan of action this year to lose wt or get more healthier? just post if you have a plan of action. <BR> <BR> mine is this: <BR> 1. portion control <BR> 2. water intake <BR> 3. 3 days of exercise using different things so i wont get bored with it. <BR> 4. getting out more when the sun finally does come out. <BR> 5. watching my carbs,fat,sodium intake <BR> 6. enjoying life more <BR> 7. taking time to stop!!! and smell the roses. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 07:59:04 EST New Hi! My name is Natalie and I am 22 almost 23. I recently found out I was at a high risk for cervical cancer, so am trying desperatly to lose the weight and get healthy, since a healthy immune system is the best weapon against this! Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:09:24 EST how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? thought this might be fun to remember how we celebrated our thanksgivings in the past or present. i will start. <BR> we all gathered at someones house every year. it could be moms house,or my sisters, or brothers house but if someone was having it there they bought the turkey, everyone else brought covered dishes. the hostess would call evryone and try to figure out what they would like to bring. <BR> usually big long tables of every kind of dish you could think of would be set out. with all ... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 06:35:02 EST your wt. loss testimony for oct. i hate the way people love to sabatouge you. like one of our gals who is in college but her room mate keeps bring in pizza!!! she thinks the devil is sabataouging her. lol she maybe right!!!but i just think its her collage room mates. <BR> ive been doing really well, but i get sabatouged by my friends because they always want to go out and have lunch at least once a week. i go but i know its up to me to be watchful of the choices i make. this last week we chose chipotles mexican grill, i chos... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 08:08:16 EST Card & Buddy up! Add your name here if you want to send and receive a card from a team member. If you would also like to buddy up then you can do that as well. I shall collect all the names and then pair you up. Just add your name below. <BR> <BR> Lynn Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:21:47 EST Can anyone take a surrendered cat??? I live in Maryland. Where I work they have implemented a policy of 2 pets per home. One of our staff has 4 pets. I can not take her 8 year old declawed male because I: have clawed cats who fight each other, have 2 small kids who will not leave him alone, & I have a dachshund that chases everything. I am going to foster him but he will live in my laundry room and that is not ideal for a forever home. He lost his 1st owner 4 years ago when she passed. She was elderly and stayed home with him bu... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 23:08:08 EST EAT THIS NOT THAT! im wondering how many of you have read this new series of books out by david zinczendo with matt goulding? the books are all over im sure you have ran into them. its called the no diet weight loss solution "eat this not that! i have several different books by him and ive seen him on t.v. shows. it is a great solution to americas eating problem. he breaks it down and shows you how much/many cals you are actually getting and gives you a better choice of different foods. i use this on my other t... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 10:00:50 EST what exercise did you do today? i walked 1 mile and it was nice and i did some total gym and gardening. to night im tired. Mon, 7 Jun 2010 22:14:35 EST are you getting the fiber you need daily? i have been eating fiber 1 cereal for breakfast,1 half banana. fat free milk 1 cup the wt is coming off again daily. so im happy. <BR> are you getting your grains? its very important to get the grains too. i have found if i eat 2 cups of popcorn daily just before my last meal of the day or like munch on it throughout the day, im not as hungery at dinner. popcorn helps clean out the pipes. get some today, but opt for no butter and add things like cinnamon and a dash of sugar, or garlic powder,... Tue, 25 May 2010 08:15:30 EST no more excuses ok winter is obviously over, of course we still have rain but i think its time to put the excuses away for and get back to business if we want to keep this wt off. oh dear this is going to be a big challenge for me with granddaughter here, she likes to eat junk food. taco bell,subway etc etc. i think by now she will be needing a pop haha she is use to drinking them a lot. my grandson who is athelet is thinking he is gaining wt already and he has 3 more weeks to go here. i think they are missi... Mon, 24 May 2010 09:29:24 EST are you getting your five servings of veggies and there are lots of ways to get your five servings of veggies and fruits and your body will so thank you. i make omelets put in all kinds of veggies. i top my yogurt with a few strawberries,i put a banana in my cereal. and when i cant i just drink a v-8 low sod. when i cook i use veggies all the time. so yes im getting my 5 are you? Mon, 24 May 2010 09:16:25 EST weigh and measure why are portions and the cal in them so hard for everyone to gauge? i read this in prevention. they say because the appropriate portion of food varies depending on the type of food and the way its prepared. for example, pound for pound, nuts pack more calories than an apple, and apple more than lettuce, lettuce dipped in creamy ranc more than planin lettuce and so on. <BR> <BR> weighing and measuring meals isnt a lot of fun, not to mention being inconvenient, boring and tough to keep up for ... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 12:52:44 EST Hello . You guys are great!!! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>225</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> I am new here. I think this is the encourage you to walk team. I haven't found the place where you can read where people write but I found the list of members and you are so strong and what a sense of humor.Especially. Marge. I had to read that one a couple of times to make sure I was reading it right. SSSSSOOOO FUNNY. I am sorry you are missing India. You put it beautifully. I felt your pain but you cracked me up at the same... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 16:06:39 EST the twist challange for the whole month of april lets twist our way into a new waistline, im game are you? heres how: put on your favorite twist music because nothing says it like chubby checker or the beatles twist and shout. you can do it and it is a going to whittle away on the waist. it only takes about three min of your time to finish it. one day a week or more if you like. just come on here and let us know but first measure your waist thats the beginning then at the end of april measure again to see a surp... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:54:54 EST Returning I had left team in Fall 09 during an emotional time for me. I would like to come back. I have rejoined Spark and been back a few months. I miss this team and hope that it won't bother anyone if I jump back in. I enjoyed being on this team. October was a difficult time for me and I really didn't express myself well. I just left. I'm sorry for that. I'd like it if I could join up again with the team. I have been working out more and taking physical therapy a few times and going back again. I am... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:23:30 EST lost and found aka complaint dept. i needed a place to spout off!! but i need to be careful before i complain,i sure dont want to make anyone mad. so this complaint dept has to do with outside stuff. like this for instance: today i get on the pc and the front page says "farmville is addictive" well heck i knew that, i love to play farmville, but some people gets mad when a lost lonely cow turns up on their feed page, this keeps me busy in the winter, everyone knows there is not a lot to do in the winter. and whats the differe... Thu, 25 Feb 2010 06:29:04 EST march madness WALK/SPRINT hopefully we will be getting out of the snow soon. if you cant do this exercise outside and you have access to a tread you can do it on this. but i do encourage you to do this its very good for strenthening the heart. <BR> for every ten mins you walk, sprint for one min. sprint is a kind of walk run. you will need to time yourself so take a cell phone or watch. remember every ten, sprint for one. if you cant sprint then for every ten min of walking reb up your pace. this will go on for one we... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:57:28 EST battle of the bulge!!!!! pick up your weapons ladies and lets fight this war on obesity!!! dont let it get you into a depressed mood, life is depressing enough with getting depressed over a few pounds. we can win this war and we will. we have everything to do it with. so march on ladies and lets get this war going. we need to knock off as many of these little guys as we can <em>15</em> ! pick an area on your body and do the research on what kind of exercise you need to be doing and get with it!! <BR> <BR> my area is... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 10:12:17 EST New goal/New day Use this thread to state your new weight goal and the date you want to achieve it by. Then come in from time to time to let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:36:45 EST the book wondering for those of you that bought the spark what your thoughts are on this. Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:27:03 EST poll between boot camp and leslie sansone wt which do you prefer? this years boot camp. or walking with leslie? Mon, 11 Jan 2010 13:11:45 EST 20 reasons to lose weight i would like for us to make a list of 20 reasons why we want to lose weight. please post it here,and make a personal list for yourself that you can keep handy and look at from time to time. i think this list will help you get a handle on why you want to lose this weight. be honest and sincere about what you right down. know one will laugh. i will post first to give an example. Wed, 23 Dec 2009 07:12:59 EST EAT THIS NOT THAT IM NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE READ THE BOOKS THAT ARE OUT EAT THIS NOT THAT. BUT THEY ARE A REAL EYE OPENER, I THINK I KNOW WHY AMERICA AND SOME OTHER COUNTRIES ARE FAT. MY BOOK IS OUT IN MY CAR RIGHT AT THE MOMENT. I WILL GO OUT TOMORROW AND GET IT BUT I WANT YOU TO SEE THE DIFFERNCE IN SOME THINGS. APPARENTLY THIS MAN WHO WROTE THESE BOOKS HAS ABOUT 6 OF THEM OUT. STAY TUNED. BEL Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:28:14 EST Strength Training! Each day raise your arms above your head. 2 lots of 10 and you can make it more difficult by using either a resistance band, 2 cans of beans or bottled water. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:53:19 EST Track Calories! Use your tracker and track how many calories you are eating each day. You can either tell us how many or just the fact that you have tracked them. Either way this should keep you on track for December. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:51:38 EST Walk a mile a day! Set yourself a target for the month and try and reach it by walking a mile a day. The more you do the quicker you reach your target. Tue, 1 Dec 2009 09:49:35 EST laughter is good medicine( funny videos) ive always been told laughter can make your day, so im giving you a dose of laughter today and every day i can. <BR> <em>30</em> <link> </link> WHEN YOU GET TO THE YOU TUBE SITE TYPE IN FUNNY IT WILL SHOW YOU A LINE OF THINGS CLICK FUNNY CATS WHEN YOU GET TO THE SITE CLICK THE FIRST ONE. THESE ARE IN GOOD TASTE THE OTHERS ARE NOT. Sat, 14 Nov 2009 10:13:59 EST TRAVEL SCRABBLE HEY GANG LETS HAVE A BIT OF FUN. LETS PLAY TRAVEL SCRABBLE! NOW DONT BE A PRUDE, ITS EASY,FUN, AND I THINK YOU WILL LIKE IT. <BR> LETS KEEP THIS GOING. CHANGE ONE LETTER OF THE BOTTOM WORD POSTED. KEEP IT ON THIS PAGE BY EDITING UNDER EACH WORD. LETS SEE HOW FAR WE CAN GO AND WHO GETS STUCK!! <BR> RULES: WORD STAYS AT FOUR LETTERS ONLY. <BR> YOU CAN ONLY USE ENGLISH <BR> YOU CAN ONLY CHANGE ONE LETTER. <BR> <BR> LETS GO TEAM!!!! AND THE WORD FOR TODAY IS: <BR> <BR> NOW REMEM... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 08:18:51 EST how do you know when you are full? was wondering something. how do you know when you have had enough food? how do you know when to stop? how do you say no,if the food is so good you dont want to stop eating it? how? i know we all go through this,we are only human. do you let yourself eat until you are miserable? or do you eat just enough and wait for your brain to signal you have had enough.? do you eat food fast? or are you a slow eater? Wed, 4 Nov 2009 07:29:06 EST This one is for you!! 30 minutes each day for you to do what you want. Come and tell us what you did today. It can be anything but it has to be just for you!! Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:13:21 EST Walk a mile a day!! Take the dog for a walk. If you don't have a dog take your hubby or a friend. Who ever you take don't forget to take yourself. Get walking!! Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:11:53 EST Fruits and Veggies!! Add 3 new fruits or vegetables to your diet each week. It does not matter what they are, carrots, sprouts, blueberries anything, just try and vary what you eat each week. Mon, 2 Nov 2009 09:09:10 EST THINK FRESH !HIGH FIBER,WHOLE GRAINS,LOT OF VEGIES I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO BELIEVE THAT HIGH FIBER,WHOLE GRAINS,AND LOTS OF VEGGIES WILL HELP PREVENT DIABETIES,KEEP CHOLESTEROL DOWN, AND KEEP YOU IN GOOD SHAPE. <BR> JUST THINK FRESH,GET AN ARRAY OF COLOR INTO YOUR DIET USING RED,GREEN,YELLOW AND ORANGE BELL PEPPERS,USE GREEN ONIONS. WHEN YOU ARE BAKING MUFFINS ADD SOME FIBER TO THAT MIX. I USE MILLED FLAX SEED IT HAS 2600 MG OF OMEGA 3 OILS PER SERVING,ITS A GOOD SOURCE OF FIBER,GLUTEN FREE,NO SUGAR NO CHOLESTEROL,NO SALT,NO TRANS FATS. ALSO ... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 11:12:27 EST spark break if you are going to be away from rome for a while or you have something to do, or just cant get in here, it would be really nice if we could stop by here and let everyone know we are going to be out for a time. that way we dont wonder where you are or are you even still with us. bel Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:18:59 EST italian 101 for fun, lets see what you know about italy. this should be very interesting to all of us and we can learn a few things along the way if you have time to look these things up.EACH PERSON ANSWER 1 QUESTION.EACH DAY THERE WILL BE 3. <BR> <BR> i will ask a question about italians or italy and you answer. but you have to do a little work. shouldnt be to hard just go to your browser. <BR> <BR> what is/or is there a country flower for italy or rome? <BR> what is Italys national drink? <BR> name three diff... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:17:28 EST ask a question with a question ok so to spark things up i thought this might be fun. ask a question then answer a question. <BR> <BR> i saw something like this on another team thought it might be fun. <BR> <BR> who evr gets to it first. <BR> <BR> how many times have you cursed today? Tue, 8 Sep 2009 08:00:55 EST September challenge - Squats 3 sets of 10 reps doing squats. Stand with feet hips apart, bend, hold for 3 seconds then stand up again. Edit daily. <BR> <BR> 9/1 - 3 sets <BR> 9/2 - 3 sets <BR> 9/3 - 3 sets <BR> 9/4 - 3 sets <BR> 9/5 - 0 <BR> 9/6 - 0 <BR> 9/7 - 3 sets <BR> <BR> Total/ 150 Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:56:06 EST September challenge Walk a mile per day Either walk a mile per day or do 2,000 steps. Set it up like I have done below and edit each day. <BR> <BR> 9/1 - 4 <BR> 9/2 - 5 <BR> 9/3 - 4 <BR> 9/4 - 5 <BR> 9/5 - 5 <BR> 9/6 - 3 <BR> 9/7 - 5 <BR> <BR> Total/ 31 Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:51:10 EST September challenge Fill the bathtub Let's try and fill the bathtub. <BR> Drink 8 glasses of any liquid per day. <BR> Chart it here in this thread, as I have done below and edit it each day. <BR> <BR> 9/1 -9 <BR> 9/2 -7 <BR> 9/3 -9 <BR> 9/4 -9 <BR> 9/5 -9 <BR> 9/6 -8 <BR> 9/7 -9 <BR> <BR> Total/60 <BR> <BR> Sat, 29 Aug 2009 08:47:03 EST TELL US WHAT STRESSES YOU TO EAT FOR ME ITS PRESSURE,ITS ALSO BOREDOM I HAVE TO KEEP BUSY WITH SOMETHING,ITS FEAR,ITS IRRITATION. SO KEEPING BUSY AND NOT BEING IDLE IS WHAT HELPS ME ALONG. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 21:51:57 EST LETS WALK AGAIN!!!!! this kind of dropped off when i had probs with my feet. but im going to try it again. <BR> its the best exercise you can get for free. so starters go with what you can under a mile, and the rest of you that are use to walking you can start over or add more on. <BR> <BR> try to let us know daily what you have done. i guarantee you will drop the wt if you walk. <BR> <BR> if you cant walk far at least try incorporating more walking in your daily activities. like make it a point to park your ca... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:57:46 EST Buddy Up Put your name here if you would like to buddy up with someone for the month of September. I will keep a note of the names and pair you up then all you have to do is support each other in any way you can. Come on let's be supportive <em>220</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:24:52 EST Ornament swop Put your name here if you would like to swap a christmas ornament with someone on the team. Names need to be on here by October 20th. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 11:15:56 EST name that stars significant other i thought since we had the games going this would be fun and help with our memory also, i will start, i will put a star down you find out who they were married too or lived with. then after you answer you put a singer or star down and we will put down who they were married too. <BR> <BR> elizabeth taylor was married to: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 06:46:30 EST The Song Game <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <em>276</em> <BR> <BR> Rules are easy: I name a song and you use one word from that song name to name another song. <BR> <BR> You can add the band or artist who wrote the song after it if you want, it's not necessary but would be helpful. <BR> <BR> Example: I pick Too Young To Fall In Love - Motley Crue <BR> <BR> You Pick: I Could Fall In Love - Selena <BR> <BR> And so on and so forth. Le... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 01:07:18 EST pick one goal for 30 days stick with it. ok we have goals of challenge with chica, but i want a more severe goal challenge so wouldnt it be nice if we all picked something like....drop a dress size in 30 days! or get that cute hair cut you have been wanting but are afraid you might not look good in that style. take a chance, make a change, feel great about who you are.i hear so many say i want it, but at what length's are you willing to go to, to actually get it. buck up ladies, you can do it! you will thank you, and your husband wi... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:26:23 EST 10 things i will do when i drop the weight..... post 10 things you want to do and will do when you drop the weight. and why its so important to you. <BR> <BR> 1. i want to live longer <BR> 2. i want to look better <BR> 3. i want to feel better <BR> 4. i want people to stop looking at me like i have four heads.( which ive noticed no one does anymore) good for me. <BR> 5. i want to wear cute things and smaller things. <BR> 6. i want to be able to work in my garden without getting worn out.( i feel good working in my garden) <BR> 7. i will ... Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:30:43 EST just another poll. because im inquistive and nosey ever so often i throw in a poll to the team to see how many do this or that. <BR> this month i would like to know how many faithfully get their water. <BR> how many still drink pop. diet or otherwize. <BR> how many still buy and use sugar. <BR> how many alcoholic drinks you drink a week. <BR> how much sodium you actually use daily. <BR> you have the right to not answer. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 13:25:21 EST Pick Your Poison Challenge (June 1 - Aug. 31) "Pick Your Poison" Challenge #1 <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE DURATION: Monday, June 1 - Monday August 31 <BR> THE CHALLENGE: This is a 3 month challenge in two parts. The first part of the challenge is to lose 10 pounds this summer. The second part is to pick to a goal from each category fitness, nutrition and emotional. <BR> <BR> You have to put down on this thread which three you have chosen to do. <BR> <BR> FITNESS GOALS (PICK ONE) <BR> 1. Walk/Jog 400 miles, either walking outside, treadmill or... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 01:32:42 EST Profile Picture? How do I add a picture to my profile so it shows up on my message board posts? I've already added one to my spark page. Sun, 24 May 2009 11:26:27 EST THE POWER OF PRAYER IS AWESOME!! i have brought this back because the power of prayer is just awsome. its a thread you can go to and pray for anyone, it lets people know you need help. ITS A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GO TO COMMUNICATE WITH GOD. Fri, 15 May 2009 11:40:48 EST five slimming secrets!!!! you probably already no 1. read all food labels. when you are at the market, instead of throwing items in your basket, take a min to read the labels. look for high fiber cereals,granola bars, popcorn,crackers,chips, and pasta. they will fill you up and you will digest more slowly, digesting more slowly is the key to weight loss. <BR> <BR> 2. write down everything you eat. <BR> nothing stops me from over eating when i know what i have actually put into my mouth, it makes you accountable. dont say you dont have time ... Mon, 11 May 2009 08:30:46 EST May Challenge: Boy am I Thirsty Still! THE CHALLENGE: Boy am I Thirsty Still! <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE DATES : May 1 - 31 <BR> <BR> WHAT’S YOUR CHALLENGE? : Did you know that many experts say you should drink 8, 8oz. glasses of water a day? How many of us do that? This month we will be tracking how much water we drink a day. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE RULES: Now what counts towards you water intake? First off, water of course. You can drink water with lemon or lime, Crystal Light, Green Tea or any kind of herbal tea. As long as it contains... Sat, 2 May 2009 12:34:49 EST EASY DOES IT!!! bel here, just wanted a place we can all go to when we are not feeling like we can do the exercises when we are either ill,or have had a surgery. something that will help you keep your muscle tone, kind of a low impact exercise. <BR> <BR> maybe yu might have bad knees,or a broken ankle or just cant keep up with the harder exercises. maybe you have had a dental surgery, or just recovering from the flu or a bad cold. this may help ease you back into the fast lane, or you can just stay here. be... Sat, 2 May 2009 09:25:51 EST Support Group This is for people who need support of any kind. Maybe you are not feeling well. Maybe you need support with family occasions. Maybe you are not doing well with your food choices and exercise. What ever you might need support with, come and tell us what is happening and let others support you. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:37:43 EST 2 week pushup challenge ok lets get moving, anyone for ladies pushups? come on, the more exercise you do the better off you are. <BR> <BR> from april 29 to may 13 everyday just 15 pushups ladies style it only takes a few min of your time. now get down in the floor and lets see what you can do. <BR> bel <BR> april 29--- 15 ladies pushups <BR> 30--- 15 " ' <BR> 1----15 <BR> 2----15 yes even on sunday!!! no excuse <BR> <BR> 3----15 sorry i didnt post but got them in <BR> ... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 07:19:03 EST get moving!!!!!! lets get ready for summer!!!! ok this is a good reason to get out that bike thats been in your garage all winter and gathering dust on it. biking is the most gentle form of exercise for those of us who have knee problems, its even more low impact than walking. make sure you have strong thighs tho its the key for supporting the knees, you can do 3 sets of squats 3 times a week and it will make pedaling easier. if you cannot do squats, try doing them in a pool of water, you will still get the same workout only much easier o... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:12:48 EST Walking Map Question Does anyone have a good website for producing a map or other fun things based upon your walking mileage? <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:58:28 EST measuring challenge hello ladies, i want to throw this challenge in here for the month of april. now we all know that watching what we eat,weighting in on the scales, exercising and walking can show a big deficit in our weight loss. but have you considered throwing in measuring yourself and your foods? a big part of how i lost all the weight was i measured everything i ate,just going over a tiney bit can throw you off balance and your scale. when you are cooking it only takes a second to throw that piece of chic... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 08:04:44 EST April Challenge: Boy am I Thirsty! THE CHALLENGE: Boy am I Thirsty! <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE DATES : April 1-30 <BR> <BR> WHAT’S YOUR CHALLENGE? : Did you know that many experts say you should drink 8, 8oz. glasses of water a day? How many of us do that? This month we will be tracking how much water we drink a day. <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE RULES: Now what counts towards you water intake? First off, water of course. You can drink water with lemon or lime, Crystal Light, Green Tea or any kind of herbal tea. As long as it contains no ca... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 00:56:48 EST Does it have any food value??? Helpful hint for the day......before you put anything into your mouth today,....ask yourself....Does it have any food value???? Like.... C, D, E, Calcium, Fiber, Protein, omega 3's ??? <BR> <BR> Like a doughnut, cupcakes, candy, has NO food value, but empty calorie! If no food value, then SPIT IT OUT!!! <BR> <BR> But this has food value and good for you......... <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>267</em> <em>291</em> <em>69</em> <em>485</em> <em>492</em> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:36:43 EST R U. ,DRINKING H2O,GETTING ZZZ'S, FRUITS & VEGGI we have had this challenge in the past, but i find most of us lack in drinking the water, its so very important to us. everything in our body has to have water for us to survive and be beautiful. <BR> <BR> when it comes to getting zzzz's lots of us suffer in the springtime. lately i have not been getting a good nights rest's it could be from something on your mind,to an impending illness coming on. or it could be ....what? let me hear why you think you are not getting the sleep you need. <BR... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 09:19:10 EST March Challenge: Walk Those Miles <em>137</em> Walk Those Miles Challenge <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> The Challenge: Walk Those Miles <BR> Challenge dates: March 4 - 31 <BR> <BR> What's your challenge? Well ladies, it's time to lace up your walking shoes and get moving. This month we will be tracking how many fitness miles you can walk. <BR> <BR> Challenge Rules: First thing you need to do is make a personal goal of how many fitness miles you believe you can walk this month. When I mean fitness miles, I'm talking about a mi... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 14:56:04 EST Scattergories I'm "borrowing" this game from another team! <BR> <BR> Rules: IT'S HARDER THAN IT LOOKS! ERASE MY ANSWERS, ENTER AND YOURS. USE THE 1ST LETTER OF YOUR NAME TO ANSWER EACH OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. THEY <BR> HAVE TO BE REAL PLACES, NAMES, THINGS. NOTHING MADE UP! TRY TO USE DIFFERENT ANSWERS IF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF YOU HAD THE SAME 1ST INITIAL. <BR> YOU CAN'T USE YOUR NAME FOR THE BOY/GIRL NAME QUESTION. <BR> <BR> 1. What is your name: Denise <BR> 2. A 4 Letter Word: dang <BR> 3. A... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 15:49:17 EST YOU WANT TO BE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT? this is a great place to be then. i have seen so many postive changes since i have been on here. from hair,to makeup to eyes,to bodies,to heart health,to blood pressures going down,to cholesterol numbers changing for the better, to hips that hurt,and backs that ache. we are in our prime, ladies and bob, we are learning a healthy way to live. and we are doing it. come along with us and lets do this together. <BR> be the best you can be. post here what you have learned from being on our team. p... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 16:56:50 EST new class for new people or old, walk 1 mile a day i thought this might be nice to put up again, this is how we got started in the first place. it use to be just a lonely little thread and so many came to it. now most of us that have been on here for a long time have passed that up. but what about the new people that come on here? <BR> <BR> i will walk with you. we will start out by walking just 20 min. for one week. then the next week we will increase to 25. every week we will add 5 more mins. until we are walking three miles. at a nice pac... Sun, 8 Feb 2009 16:50:56 EST JUMP ROPE CHALLENGE I HAVE WANTED TO DO THIS FOR AWHILE,SO I THINK THAT MOST OF US ARE IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE NOW THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY DO THIS. A JUMP ROPE CHALLENGE. IF YOU DONT HAVE A JUMP ROPE, YOU CAN USE A PRETEND ONE. IF YOU CANT JUMP BECAUSE OF KNEE PROBLEMS OR YOUR DOC SAYS NO THEN JUST SKIP TO IT. IT IS VERY GOOD FOR THE HEART. A REAL CARDIO WORKOUT. <BR> WE WILL START OUT WITH 15 FOR THIS WEEK AND EACH WEEK INCREASE BY 10. LETS GO ROME GALS YOU CAN DO IT. AGAIN IF YOU HAVE HIP OR KNEE PROBLEMS CONSULT Y... Thu, 5 Feb 2009 07:49:33 EST Scavenger Hunt February Heart Throbs So, the month of love is upon us and I thought we could use a new game for all of us. This month we're on a scavenger hunt to find heart throbs on the internet. Bel suggested that one. <BR> <BR> The rules are simple, I will start things off by naming something relating to the subject, and then the next person will search the internet for the item, and post the link on this thread. They then will pick the next item for the next person to find. <BR> <BR> When posting a link, if you use the ... Mon, 2 Feb 2009 01:49:31 EST “NAME YOUR GAME” JUMP-START CHALLENGE! What do you all think of this come February 1st?? <BR> <BR> “NAME YOUR GAME” JUMP-START CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Choose at least 3 of the following goals (or choose goals of your own!), and stick with them PERFECTLY for 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. It’s YOUR challenge, so YOU NAME IT! <BR> <BR> If you don't meet your chosen goals on any given day, you start over with Day One. If you want to challenge yourself with more than 3 goals, that is GREAT! <BR> <BR> And we want you to post every day on how ... Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:18:01 EST EXERCISE,SAUNA AND HOT TUB ROOM well obviously we dont have a hot tub or a sauna but sometimes it can get pretty steamy on here. <BR> <BR> just a place to post letting us know what everyone is doing. what kind of exercise you did today,how much how long. <BR> <BR> me i will do 120 of walking about 60 min. stretching about 15. yoga about 15 and the rest with the kettle ball and ill think of something. lol <BR> also a place to cheer each other on. come on cheerleaders!! make a cheer for us. <em>215</em> come on spark gals... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 08:46:59 EST WHATS FOR DINNER? im curious,some of you work,and some of you dont. how do you handle it when you work? do you prepare a weeks worth of menus? like chica and myself? or do you do it one day ahead. do you use a crock pot? how long does it take you to prepare your dinner? <BR> can i ask that you post here what you are having for dinner or if you are going out? maybe if it sounds good you can give us the recipes. <BR> <BR> last nite i had braised beef with egg noodles and mushrooms,sauteed onions,garlic with a b... Fri, 23 Jan 2009 07:08:56 EST We want to know how are you doing today! Hello my fellow Romans! <BR> <BR> Please come in make yourself comfortable! <BR> We have coffee and tea and the time to talk! <BR> Tell us how your day is going, about your program, the weather, about your children, your past vacations or your future ones... <BR> Whatever you come up with will certainly please us! <BR> <BR> I will start: I had a GREAT day because today I officially started to do the strength exercises planned by the SP. I don't like to do weights and I made this decision af... Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:52:30 EST FOOD = LOVE how on earth do we say no to food pushers? am i a food pusher? yes i think i am. someone the other day pushed food off on me to get it out of their house, so i in turn pushed it to someone else. but.. the people i pushed it to, could really use the extra food,an old couple who's income is fixed. plus it got it out of my house. but what im talking about is your best friend, mother in law or sister.daughter in law, aunt, or grandmother. you tell them you are committed to changing your eating ha... Sat, 17 Jan 2009 11:07:55 EST HELP!!! WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GO TO SOMEONE'S HOUSE AND THEY HAVE LOADS OF GOODIES,JUST WAITING TO BE NIBBLED ON? WHAT IS SOME SOLUTIONS YOU CAN COME UP WITH. I HAVE TROUBLE AT THE CHINESE BUFFET. WHAT DO I CHOOSE TO EAT? WHAT'S HEALTHY WHATS'S NOT? WHAT ABOUT IF I GO OUT TO LUNCH WITH A GIRLFRIEND AND SHE WANTS TO GO TO MEXICAN FOOD? WHAT FOODS ARE HEALTHY. WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? I NEED TO KNOW. MAYBE YOU HAVE SOME BETTER IDEAS THAT COULD HELP ME. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 21:46:05 EST POLL: Were you forced to eat? Just out of curiosity: <BR> I was forced to eat when young (from 5 to 12 years old). Until today I hate o stay at the table too long. It makes me restless and down. I prefer to eat in front of television because the dinner table reminds me of long hours of "torture". My parents would keep me there until I could finish the whole plate (big one). Everyone would live, my food would get cold... Horrible. But when I turned 16 I started to have weight problems and I think that that child- experienc... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 11:26:45 EST strength trainers here and bels team hey i have opened up this thread so you can have a place to note how many min. you have strength trained. and if you are on my team you can come here to put in your min. and chat. <BR> 40 min strength training today jan 6th worked on upper body strength and core, my legs already have tons of lean muscle. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:50:09 EST Another movie Game, see if we can keep this going Dan Ackroyd starred in Ghostbusters with Bill Murray who was in... <BR> Lost In Translation with Scarlett Johanson who was in... <BR> The Island with Ewan Mcgregor who was in <BR> <BR> (You only need to give one answer and the one example) <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2009 17:06:19 EST WHY,WHY, WHY?????? Why I am not able to resist certain foods once I'm invited to someone's house? <BR> What happens to my will? Why I am able to do so well at home and in restaurants but never in parties!!!! <em>198</em> What is the psychological reason for it??? I need to understand this so I can fight it! <em>149</em> <BR> I am puzzled and very angry with myself ! <em>101</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 10:51:37 EST do these pants make my butt look fat? everything i put on lately seems to make me look bigger, i have worked my butt off and i still am not satisfied. i really detest being short. back in the 70's i was glad when they had the disco shoes because they made me taller and i could actually reach the cabinets in the kitchen. i sprained my ankles a few times in them but they were great!! Sun, 4 Jan 2009 09:35:21 EST Buddy System/choose a Buddy Pick a Buddy for a Month <BR> <BR> 1) it can be a old buddy.... <BR> 2) it can be a new buddy.... <BR> 3) it can be more then one buddies! <BR> <BR> Someone to take under your wing! <BR> Someone to help guide alone the way! <BR> Someone to ex. together! <BR> Someone to talk too! <BR> Someone one to lose with! <BR> <BR> We are a Team.... <BR> Let's be Buddies also! <BR> <BR> Ladies choose your partners: <BR> Help me out here girls: <BR> <BR> Donna's - Vicki -- Peggy - Deb2448's-Samson----... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 16:31:32 EST Thank you for remembering me... I am back to S.People after a whole year away. <BR> 2008 hasn't been easy to me or my family. My father and my father in law were sick. I went down to Brazil 3 times in 2008 to visit my father and on Nov. 22 I went for his funeral. I was very closed to him. On Dec 24, my father-in law was admitted at the hospital and he passed away on Dec 27. <BR> <BR> I gained weight and talking about Rome I am starting to doubt if one day I will be and feel my old self again. I am doing my food journal b... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 12:19:38 EST is your diet making you gain? i found this article in a book and wanted to share it. it says if your trying to slim down you probably know a lot of calorie cutting tips and tricks. so it may come as a shock to learn that many of the ones youve sworn by are actaually keeping you fat. in our greatest quest to lose weight we unknowingly sabotaage ourselves. <BR> one way is you save your calories for dinner. middle aged women and men who ate their daily number of calories in one supersize supper produced more ghrelin, a horm... Sat, 27 Dec 2008 16:49:44 EST burn 100 calories. did you know that you can burn 100 calories by shoveling snow for 15 min? <BR> or dancing for 20 min? all you need to do is get up and do it. you dont have to hit the gym every day. in between times or when the weather is bad there are alternative things that can be done. <BR> see if you can come up with some other things that maybe some of us dont know about that can be fun and entertaining and burn 100 calories or more. Sat, 27 Dec 2008 13:26:51 EST give it up!!!! new years challenge can you give up one thing that you think is contributing to your not losing weight. the one thing you have to have to eat, but you know you shouldnt eat it because its unhealthy for you? <BR> example: that basket of bread when you go out to eat. that chocolate candy bar,that desert after dinner,those cupcakes at the sweet shop,those delightful basket of chips that sit in the middle of the table at a mexican restaurant. <BR> i will start: for one year i will give up my coffee mate in the morni... Fri, 26 Dec 2008 07:44:39 EST New Member I saw this team and thought it looked like fun. I wanted to say hello to everyone. Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:23:38 EST SO WHAT!!!! this has been said, by some rather famous people lately, and pink has a song called so what! it kind of says a lot in just those two little words. i use it a lot,more than i thought. sometimes it can get you into trouble, other times it just helps things get easier. it gives you the space and the permission to be a little lazy. so say.. so what if i didnt get the dishes done on time,so what if i didnt walk the dog,so what if the laundry didnt get done today. so what.... let me hear what your ... Fri, 19 Dec 2008 08:56:23 EST A" NEW" YEARS RESOLUTION every year "we"most of us anyway make resolutions that we don't keep, most of them are things like, i will resolv to quit smoking,eating junk food, go to the gym etc.etc etc.boring! <BR> <BR> this year our lives will take a different turn,with the slow economy,the crooked bailouts,loss of jobs,homes well nothing will ever be the same. <BR> we need to resolv. to other things. like <BR> <BR> 1. helping someone in need <BR> 2. forgiving someone who has done you wrong <BR> 3. thanking someone i... Tue, 16 Dec 2008 10:16:09 EST hello I just joined this spark team and wanted to say hello. I have only been a member of spark people for about 1 week, but so far like it very much. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 22:16:58 EST IF I COULD TRANSPORT MYSELF IN TIME....... im sure you have all thought about it! if you could go back to anytime in your life and redo it. what would you do and what year would you go to? im talking about anytime. not just in your time. Tue, 2 Dec 2008 23:58:00 EST IT TAKES 50 YEARS TO LEARN........ 1. NEVER,EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, TAKE A SLEEPING PILL AND A LAXATIVE ON THE SAME NITE. <BR> Tue, 2 Dec 2008 23:48:42 EST TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GAME <em>276</em> this should be fun for a brief while. <BR> remember the song?well instead of on the first day of christmas my true love gave to me.. a partrige in a pear tree. we will change it to what ever we like it to be. i will start it. <BR> <BR> ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, A FUJI DIGITAL CAMERA UNDER THE TREE. THEN ON TO THE SECOND DAY BUT ALWAYS ADDING ALL OF IT. BEL Tue, 2 Dec 2008 23:37:37 EST Sexy Santa Sparkers (User Name Q-Z) Track the following: <BR> <BR> Cardio (point for each minute) <BR> Fruit (point for each serving) <BR> Veggie (point for each serving) <BR> Water (point for each 8 oz glass drunk) <BR> ____________________ <BR> Total points today: <BR> <BR> Total accumulated from day one: <BR> <BR> (just cut and paste and fill out at the end of each day) <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK SPARKERS!! <em>113</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2008 13:24:17 EST Holiday Ho-Ho Honeys Track the following: <BR> <BR> Cardio (point for each minute) <BR> Fruit (point for each serving) <BR> Veggie (point for each serving) <BR> Water (point for each 8 oz glass drunk) <BR> ____________________ <BR> Total points today: <BR> <BR> Total accumulated from day one: <BR> <BR> (just cut and paste and fill out at the end of each day) <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK HONEYS!! <em>113</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2008 13:22:40 EST Cute Christmas Cupcakes (User name A-H) Track the following: <BR> <BR> Cardio (point for each minute) <BR> Fruit (point for each serving) <BR> Veggie (point for each serving) <BR> Water (point for each 8 oz glass drunk) <BR> ____________________ <BR> Total points today: <BR> <BR> Total points accumulated since day one: <BR> <BR> (just cut and paste and fill out at the end of each day) <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK CUTIES!! <em>113</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2008 13:18:42 EST Knowing you for Christmas 1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? <BR> Wrapping Paper!!! <BR> <BR> 2. Real tree or Artificial? <BR> Artificial (now) <BR> <BR> 3. When do you put up the tree? <BR> Day before Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> 4. When do you take the tree down? <BR> When it is absolutely necessary! <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like eggnog? <BR> And how!!! <BR> <BR> 6. Favorite gift received as a child? <BR> My Baby Alive Doll! <BR> <BR> 7. Hardest person to buy for? My Sister-in-Law that has everything! ... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:15:37 EST set your timer, if you dont have one get one!! you know it!! you sit at your computer for hours. and thats not good. so lets get a timer and set it for 30 mins. when that timer goes off you get up and you do something, walk around the house, vaccuum the floor, sweep, mop, clean. then go back and sit for another 30 min. i challenge you!!!!! let me know right here how many times you actually got up from the computer and did something and what you did. bel Mon, 3 Nov 2008 10:04:51 EST YUM OR YUK Name a food and the next person who replies posts whether it's a YUM for them or a YUCK. And then they name a new food. <BR> <BR> I'll start with... <BR> <BR> Guacamole <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Nov 2008 18:16:37 EST what do you see when you walk?or workout carol has inspired me when she paints those pretty pictures of looking out her bedroom window. i think everyone needs to paint a picture of what they see either at their workouts, out their windows, or on their walks. Sun, 2 Nov 2008 07:45:20 EST Nov Challenge, Tracking & Sticking to your w/o... This Thread will be used for tracking your exercise program in mileage, cardio minutes, reps and/or calories. <BR> <BR> Try to figure out what you want to do and track it everyday during the month of November to see your progress. <BR> <BR> Set a goal in your mind and do it! <BR> <BR> Who will stick to their goal the longest and track diligently??? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> I want to win!! <BR> <BR> Donna, thanks for the suggestion. Sat, 1 Nov 2008 12:57:17 EST RULES TO LIVE BY,FOR THE TEAM FORUM <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 31 Oct 2008 10:55:47 EST How's Your Weather?? Seems we all live in different places, time zones and weather. Let's talk about it here and how we are dealing with the challenges of exercise during inclement weather or just plain crummy weather. Fri, 31 Oct 2008 03:34:46 EST Things to be Thankful for (A-Z) A- Annelise my beautiful daughter <BR> <BR> Now your turn <BR> <BR> B- Fri, 31 Oct 2008 00:28:27 EST READY TO WALK AGAIN!!!!! HELLO LADIES, OK WE HAVE HAD FUN ON HERE BUT AS MY FOOT WAS HEALING I WAS MISSING MY WALKS. SO IM READY TO HIT THE TRACK AGAIN!!!LETS GO TEAM WHO'S WITH ME??? Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:03:02 EST Just For Fun <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This gave me big giggles. Best 4 minutes, 28 seconds so far today. <BR> <BR> What was your favorite? Wed, 29 Oct 2008 15:40:01 EST improve your numbers and lower your risk do you know what your numbers are? lets work toward heart health and lower our cholesterol. im on another team for cholesterol and wow there are ladies on there that are healthy looking and never suspected that their cholesterol was high. i urge you to go have your numbers checked. you never know what is going on inside your body. having high cholesterol can be a reason why you are not getting good sleep, why you are dragging all day long. lets touch on this because i think its really import... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:21:56 EST things that make me happy everyday put down something that makes you happy. <BR> manny coming home safe everyday. Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:06:38 EST Get Well Wish ...List! Please send Loraine451 a get well message, she got the flu shot and the phenomenon shot both in the same day, and is really sick. <BR> If you know of any one else sick....I think we should send them a Get Well Wish also! <BR> Just a nice thing to do, from our spark team Rome! <BR> Donna <em>214</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:04:04 EST A Halloween challenge...... Do Not Eat any of those cute little...... Fun Size Candy Bars! <BR> <BR> Cause if you have 1 you'll want 2 or 3.....!!!! <BR> <BR> I haven't had any so far and I'm not going to eat any at all....choose a healthy snack instead! <em>275</em> Have fun anyway!!! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:31:05 EST how many points with articles read on spark since lynn had the spark point wheel thing going. i would like to do this one to see how many points we can get for reading articles here on spark. i can rack up a good bunch of them in just one day and my points are getting low,i do need more points so i can give out christmas presents to all my team mates. so just go to your start page and start reading as many articles as you can. and if its a keeper be sure to put it on your spark page. bel Mon, 27 Oct 2008 12:57:01 EST TODAY I WILL... Today I will say something special to somebody. <BR> <BR> Lynn Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:16:37 EST HOW MANY POINTS TODAY Today when I logged in I got 1 point, hope it gets better, <BR> <BR> Lynn Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:14:14 EST WHAT EXERCISE HAVE YOU DONE TODAY Well so far I have done 3 miles walking with Leslie Sansone and if the weather stays good, I shall go out walking later. <BR> <BR> Have a great day, <BR> <BR> Lynn Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:11:51 EST TIME FOR CHANGE. WHO I WAS,WHO I AM NOW. THINKING BACK WHEN I FIRST GOT STARTED ON HERE,I WAS IN BAD SHAPE. I STARTED OUT BY WALKING AROUND THE BLOCK, IT WAS HARD, MY CHEST HURT, MY HEAD HURT,MY LUNGS WERE BURNING, AND I WAS BREATHING REALLY HARD. BUT! IT WAS THE BEGINNING,AND SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE YOU HAVE TO START FROM THE BOTTOM AND WORK YOUR WAY TO THE TOP. MY FEET HURT, MY KNEES HURT MY BACK HURT, MY HIP HURT, LETS FACE IT I HURT ALL OVER. BUT A CRUSHING PAIN IN MY CHEST AT AGE 50 TOLD ME I HAD TO DO THIS OR I WOULDNT BE ARO... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 23:01:58 EST Show how you feel today with Icons......... <em>104</em> Still on a natural high from the recent weight loss, I'll ride the wave while it lasts. <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:49:59 EST touch your toes, reach for the sky! this was always a good exercise when i was in high school. lately ive been going back to the old calesentics ( im sure not spelled right) but you get the idea. when i was 260 i couldnt touch my toes but now that i have lost some of the weight i can so i have started, doing these old fashioned exercises we use to do in high school. remember the side bends? i do those too. its quit fun and limbers you up quit nicely. now the stability ball is still on for the end of this month. that was lots of... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 22:21:28 EST water,tea or me? thats just my opinion! we all know that its vitally important to drink water, but does it have to be water? i say no!! that is just my opinion. i feel as long as you get some good liquids into your body and you get enough it is helping. <BR> i drink a lot of herbal tea's so do a lot of others on here. coffee.. well im down to 2 cups everymorning then i dont have it again until the next day. juice, im not very fond of because its loaded with sugar and corn syrup and to be honest im not gonna read every darn label to... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:19:43 EST agree to disagree i have learned one thing from this team, that you can please all of the people some of the time, but you cant please all of the people all of the time. <BR> one of the things i need to make understood is if you have a complaint about someone ,or if someone offends you, please dont put it in a thread. send them a private message and hash it out between yourselves, try working it out. we are all different, everyone has a different opinion of things a different view on life. and we need to lear... Fri, 17 Oct 2008 07:24:05 EST Re-Fresh Can we re-group, re-fresh, re-energize and re-kindle the team? Fri, 17 Oct 2008 02:42:42 EST vitamins and supplements did anyone catch the news about two weeks ago that said be careful of the vitamins you buy, if they are made in china do not buy them they contain lead? because thats just getting scary anymore. its getting to where we dont know what to buy. i was also reading about them using cardboard in their dumplings. im not sure whats happening with our world these days. kinda scary dont ya think? Mon, 13 Oct 2008 23:13:40 EST THE SEPT,OCT ,NOV,DEC 10 pound WT LOSS CHALLENGE yes denise you are right, i just overlooked it. sorry from now on until dec you can just post on this thread for all your weight loss, but keep track of how much you have lost. you simply are doing splendid work im so happy for you and your weight loss. good work!!!!! <em>193</em> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:59:27 EST name that tune i will give a brief example of how this is done, then, it will be your turn after you give the answer. in a popular tune what was the name of the song that his mother was a tailor? after you answer its your turn. Mon, 13 Oct 2008 12:50:27 EST Time for a New Game........ ........Have you ever Another new game - Just answer the question of the last replier and then ask a new question: <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever been caught making out in a car with your boyfriend??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 21:04:18 EST Water versus Coke I could not believe this..... Very interesting <BR> WATER <BR> 1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population) <BR> 2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is mistaken for hunger. <BR> 3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as 3%. <BR> 4. One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study. <BR> 5. Lack of water, the #1 trigger... Wed, 8 Oct 2008 07:28:07 EST HI!!! IM A CARB JUNKIE!!! what do we actually know about carbs? lets get some insite in here about carbs and what we know about them. how they effect our bodies. what they can to us if we have high cholesterol, high blood sugar. lets find out what we know about low glycemic carbs and high glycemic carbs. Mon, 6 Oct 2008 07:02:14 EST HAVE YOU HUDDLED TODAY? This is so we can join together daily, as a team with encouraging words for each other. <BR> <BR> I huddled today. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Carm Wed, 1 Oct 2008 18:30:28 EST don't trust the scale? my opinion: i think weighting yourself on a scale every day can do more harm than good. i think it can lead to broken resolutions. your body fluctuates in weight as many as 3 to 5 and sometimes even 7 its happened to me, during the day. if your actually losing weight, you may think nothing has changed. also, muscle is denser than fat, so while you may not see the numbers drop or in some cases see the numbers escalate, it may just be that your gaining muscle. so dont panic!!! use the scale in ... Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:32:19 EST when you just cant get it right! when you just cant seem to get it right. im talking about being able to lose the weight. i think you have to step out of the box and take a long look at your life and yourself. <BR> this is a place to reflect on why you think it all went wrong in the first place. reflecting on the past can actually help you get through the rough times now, and further into the future. it can help you figure out where you went wrong. <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:47:34 EST Helpful Hints-Chew on This!!! What helps you get thought between time snacking, what do you chew on??? <BR> <BR> I like to have a bag of baby carrot's on hand, I chew on between meals! I just pop them into my mouth, instead of something bad for me! Like candy bars!!!! <BR> <BR> Donna Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:03:10 EST Just for Fun (Halloween Memories) 1) What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid? <BR> Loved to dress up like a witch <BR> <BR> 2) What has been the coolest Halloween costume you've worn as an adult (couple or single)? <BR> Hubby and I dressed up as sexy pirates <BR> <BR> 3) Share a Halloween memory. <BR> <BR> I use to stuff an old shirt, jeans and boots with newspaper put a basketball on top of it with a scary mask on it and sit it in the front of my house next to the door. <BR> <BR> I also use to squirt it... Mon, 22 Sep 2008 23:49:23 EST THE PURPLE ROOM the purple room is a prayer room, its a spiritual room for you to come to when you are in need. the color purple has always been a majestic color to me. a soothing color that reflects on the soul. it symbolizes strength,peace,love it wraps around you and comforts you in a time of need. its just an up grade from our prayer room. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:43:09 EST the gold room the gold room is a place for introduction and to get to know one another. what state we are from, our familys. just a welcoming room for new memebers and old. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:35:01 EST the blue room the blue room is a place for activities such as arts/crafts sewing painting or remodeling your home. have a project you are into let us know about what you are doing. <BR> <BR> ive been thinking of making drapes that are lined for my living room, we have old windows and they are drafty. so im contemplating making some drapes and the reason im making them is because they are so costly to just buy. so i have gone to the fabric shop today and picked out some really lovely heavy duty fabric. i ... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 16:29:37 EST pick a body part this is going to be a really good challenge. i think you are going to like it. <BR> i always wanted to do this: pck a body part that you are having trouble with, and lets see if we can get it in shape. now i must ask you to reveal the body part you do not like. then as a team we will help each other to work on that body part, using what we know about getting in shape. we have until next year at this time. to get that body part into the best shape we have ever been in. you will need to do some... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:33:23 EST omega 3 and vitamins was curious how many of you get your omega 3's and how you get them. and if you take suppliments to help yourself along. i do take a b complex and as stressful as my life is i need everything i can get. i make sure i get my daily vitamins and extra cal. with vit d and k. bel Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:08:02 EST stretching stretching is very important before we exercise and after, tho some will say just do it after. there have been times i did not stretch because i wanted to save some time and i payed for it later on. <BR> why is it important we stretch before and after an exercise? Tue, 2 Sep 2008 07:42:55 EST challenge using the stability ball all through sep this challenge is still on withthe stability ball. Tue, 2 Sep 2008 07:39:14 EST joans challenge for september joan hope you dont mind me moving this challenge of yours. its just the other thread was for aug. <BR> joans challenge is for every ten mins you walk speed up for 3 mins. thanks joan, carm and i are on this one. i had been doing this anyway,except i did it after every 5 min. bel Tue, 2 Sep 2008 07:34:31 EST sept challenge drop 2.5 pounds a month until christmas is my new challenge for this month. thats only 2.5 pounds a month. and joan has a new challege too. who's with us? i know carm took the 2.5 pounds a month. any other takers? Tue, 2 Sep 2008 07:27:04 EST Mc Cain/Palin or Obama/Biden - History either way! What a blessing to live in this Country and to get to see history in the making!! <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS THE USA <BR> <BR> Delia <BR> <em>232</em> Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:02:07 EST sweet treats? it wont be long and holidays will be coming up on us. most of us know we get sabatouged by all the treats on halloween and the other hoidays like thanksgiving, and christmas. so whats a person suppose to do? <BR> well we can watch what kind of things we bring into our homes for those holidays. <BR> i like to keep tootsie roll pops around for the trickertreaters and tootsie rolls, a tootsie roll pop has only 60 calories and if your w.w. its only 1 point. i also like to have sitting around for... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 07:35:08 EST what i ate back then i think we must never forget where we came from. what we ate back then nearly destroyed our bodies so we must always remember how we ate and never go back there again. <BR> what i ate back then: <BR> breakfast: some days 2 eggs, 3 bacon,2 toast with margerine and jelly. or 2 donuts with orange juice. or biscuts and gravey with two eggs and bacon. <BR> lunch: fast food, hamburgers big macs, whoppers, fries,shakes,tator tots,pop, <BR> snak: always a candy bar and pop when i went to the store. c... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 06:52:55 EST Hello Everyone Hey Ya'll. I guess you can tell I'm from the south. I was looking for a team that prays, and Denise invited me to this team. I hope we become friends. I could use some prayer partners. Get to know me better on my sparkpage. Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:19:09 EST very important please read it is very important that you do not change any stickys. these are things i want to keep on here. also if you are having trouble finding the rooms just go to the top of the page and click on team: rome wasnt built in a day, look down at all the rooms, go into each one, because each one has info and challenges and messages, a lot of you missed some rooms. if we are going to be a team you must at least read all the info, doesnt mean you have to participate in each room just read to see whats ha... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 08:41:00 EST new challenge for aug.use one pc of equip. my challenge to you is this use at least 1 pc of exercise equipment this month for at least three days a week. <BR> there are numerous kinds you can use. stability ball, 1 and 2 pound wts. machines at the gym.stretch bands,machines at curves, machines at home. and many more. go onto the spark fitness page and you can get some ideas. <BR> then i would like for you to track this on this page. <BR> delia you can track your points system on here too.we willnot have teams this tme just track and b... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:39:14 EST for those of you in the work force and at home here are some healthy snaks to keep around your desk or locker 100% juice cartons,nuts only a small handful,dried fruit with no added sugar,whole grain bagels,rice cakes,wholegraincereal,snaksized can of tuna,low fat whole grain crackers,unsweetened applesauce,sugarfree jello. and if you have a fridge at worklow fat yogurt lowfat cottage cheese, raw veggies,fresh fruit, salad,soup,leftovers,lowfat cheese bottled water or diet tea. instead of bread use a bagel or tortilla,bun,pita for the fill... Mon, 4 Aug 2008 22:10:04 EST new challenge for the month of aug. i would like to set up this new challenge with you on trying to get processed foods out of your lives even if its just for 1 month. <BR> we all knw by now processed foods are full of sodium,sugars,cornsyrup,trans fats. <BR> we will take it week by week. for next week it will be bad sugars. everyone of us know what bad sugars are. the following week it will be fat,the following will be work on eating whole grains, then take out some salt. let me know if you will be with this challenge. some wi... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 11:44:04 EST how do you get your fiber? was wondering how yu get your fiber? i try to eat things like brocoli,raspberries almonds,soy beans,oranges,whole wheat pasta, black beans, and sweet potatoes,oatmeal. we need to keep our bowels moving. im so predictable when it comes to bowel movements i can alway count on early mornings for that. can yu think of some other things to eat or incorporate into your bodys to help you get fiber? bel Sun, 3 Aug 2008 11:33:34 EST I bought myself a goal today... I was out shopping today and found a beautiful blue top, regularly $40 but marked down to $10. I fell in love with it-but of course being clearance, they didn't have it in my size. I tried it on was too small. But then I decided...this is my new goal! I bought it with the intention of getting into it in the very near future. When I do, I'll post of picture of me and my goal blouse! <BR> Denise Tue, 29 Jul 2008 19:47:05 EST Hello okay let me try this again. <BR> I introduced myself but don't know where it ended up. Anyway...I have been a member with Spark since 2006. I lost the weight I wanted but then got married. Well I gained it back plus a lot more. I want to loose about 65-70 pounds. Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:45:51 EST some postive affirmations we all need to be happy. but are we? happiness can help us cope with day to day adversity. you know we will all go through our bad days, but with a little prompting from each other we can be happy. here's how: <BR> sharing with others like we do here on spark, is one of the most powerful and effective ways to feel our joy. i love coming on here and sharing things and my life with my friends. its addicting, every day i just want more. bel Mon, 21 Jul 2008 11:08:36 EST HELLO EVERYONE I HAVE BEEN WITH SP FOR A WHILE BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ON THE BOARDS TO MUCH HOPE THIS IS THE RIGHT SPOT. <BR> I HAVE ABOUT 50 POUNDS TO LOSE. I USED TO WALK A LOT THEN STARTED WITH ONE EXCUSE AFTER ANOTHER AND NOW STARTING OVER. <BR> ABOUT ME I HAVE 2 GROWN CHILDEREN 25 AND 23. AND 2 GRAND CHILDREN 1 AND 2.I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 25 YEARS. <BR> THIS LOOKS LIKE A GOOD GROUP TO JOIN. TALK TO EVERYONE LATER. BARB Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:35:45 EST choosing the right spice in your life. yes i know im always thinking of something else to help benefit us. but i do use a lot of spice and as we all know spices have been around for many years and are very benificial to our health. <BR> rosemary and turmeric stimulate the brain,helps blood flow, reduces cholesterol levels, and improves bloos vessel health .it has also been used in the treatment of arthritis. rose mary stimulates the appitite,aids digestion and circulation, and helps to prevent food poisning. it relieves intestina... Fri, 11 Jul 2008 00:42:51 EST Let's get to know each other! Name/Username- Delif1 <BR> <BR> Married?- Yes, 23 yrs last month <BR> <BR> Kids?- Three kids (one is an angel now) <BR> <BR> Job?- Realtor/Mtg Broker, Sr Processor of our family business. <BR> <BR> Zodiac sign?- Pisces <BR> <BR> Favorite color?- Lavender, Purple <BR> <BR> Favorite "good" food?- Watermelon, Pineapples. <BR> Apples (coated with Caramel, Oops!) <BR> <BR> Favorite "bad" food?- French Fries! <BR> <BR> Favorite beverage?- Fresh pineapple juice <BR> <BR> Favorite ... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 23:16:35 EST God Bless the USA, Keep this flag going! <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> God Bless the USA or add your own emotions of the day! Fri, 4 Jul 2008 22:38:03 EST let us know when your birthday is we would like to know when your birthday is if you dont mind. so we can give you a proper birthday bashing! bel- july 25th Tue, 1 Jul 2008 22:28:16 EST are you a carb junkie? carbs yuk! wish i could do with out them but it seems everywhere i turn, its carbs, carbs, carbs. when i track on spark it tells me im getting most of my cals from carbs, i have tried so hard, but i think im all strung out on carbs.... oh no! im a carb junkie!!!! how many of you are carb junkies? can you give me some ideas of how to get other kinds of foods in my diet instead of carbs. rice, potatoes, bread,etc etc. lets see what we can come up with. bel Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:47:13 EST the winning team for the month of june is...... first of all i want to say.... and i bet you knew i was gonna say this. what a heck of a challenge we had last month!! it was really fun! even tho my feet hurt like crazy. i never thought i could walk 74 miles in a month by myself! the challenge was a hard one. i mean its not every day that a great group of ladies such as yourself can be motivated enough to get moving like your groups did. <BR> <BR> some of the ladies that were on the team i guess could not make it. so it kind of left team 1... Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:04:28 EST tell us how you are losing the weight we want to know! i want to know. maybe there will be something you are doing to lose it, that can help the rest of us. or something new you are trying. lets here it! Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:48:29 EST new challenge between same teams weigh ins pd lost keep the same team you were on as before. this is where you will do weigh ins once a week and pounds lost. you can edit as before. bel start this tomorrow. weigh in on mondays if you can. bel Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:44:12 EST why are women living shorter? in my research along the way of women and losing weight i came across an article that will take days for you to read so i will post it in several threads. its very interesting. you can add comments to this i would love to hear your feedback on this. this mainly applies to american women. <BR> i will be quoting froma harrop from providence rhode island. " news that life expectancy among some american women has fallen earned startled headlines, as well it should. <BR> in this country, life exp... Sun, 29 Jun 2008 16:10:58 EST eating our fruits and veggies we all know that weight loss can be done if we eat our fruits and veggies. Sun, 29 Jun 2008 15:51:08 EST New girl in town Hey everyone just thought I would pop in and say hi,im Sarah-Michelle from Crawley England a single mother.Iwould like to thank Bel for inviting me to join this team. <BR> I am in my second week and am feeling great,I have 40 lbs to lose and am going for gold,with help and encouragement I will succeed because I live by the maxim "all things are possible if you believe".Would love to hear from you all.Sarah-Michelle from England. Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:31:14 EST Thank Bel, for Great job done! I just want to say Thank-you Bel, You are doing a wonderful job on being our leader............. <BR> This is a wonderful Team.....I Love it here! <BR> I will be with spark people forever! <BR> Donna Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:40:01 EST inspire yourself,keep your focus, be honest ladies i think if you will keep a list of things you have put off because of your weight, it will give you an incentive to want to slim down, some examples for me were, hiking or just being able to do that walk, traveling to other countries,being able to be more active around my family instead of sitting on the sidelines because i was to out of breath to move, being able to dance and just move again. <BR> <BR> its also nice to keep your focus,while you are losing, keep noticing what your gai... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 08:14:00 EST WATER CHALLENGE Are you up for it? <BR> <BR> 8 glasses per day, 56 per week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Start on Monday and just complete 7 days, keeping a record, see what you can achieve, you know it is good for you. <BR> <BR> Lynn <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2008 11:20:52 EST deviding into groups this month we will be deviding into groups to keep each other motivated on our challenge of walking, carm, a5klady,d-anna64, sassylasso08, nebrons,winter texan, colleen112125,roxy davis,clear blue day will be team number 1. <BR> sandymae,mcgoosegirl, mumski, mangeluccie, lindaue, svgroves,tina lee,lady bug vive, tiptop12 lowiie mae, loraine 451 kathy healy will be group number 2 <BR> . we will still have the other threads where we can talk have fun and converse. you will encourage the best yo... Tue, 3 Jun 2008 09:35:28 EST the foods we need to live without!!!! anything thats transfatty. buttery popcorn, large amounts of sugar. these are the things that got us here in the first place. yes they taste good, but they are not going to help us any. most are artery clogging. <BR> give me some ideas of what is not good for you, and why we need to live without them. <BR> you see ladies as i read your threads i get more ideas of what you really need and want. <BR> all of these things can be changed and you wont even know it! for instance 97% fat free micro ... Tue, 27 May 2008 11:18:31 EST new challenge this is going to be hard but i think it will be benificial to us as well. <BR> <BR> my new challenge is this: no sweets on tuesday or thursday. absolutely none at all. the only exception is a wedding or birthday party on that day of the week! Mon, 26 May 2008 11:31:19 EST what compliments have you had lately? now i know for sure when we are losing the fat, we are starting to get compliments on ourselfs. tell everyone about the compliments you are getting. <BR> <BR> my hubby says " you are really looking good" and to me that means a lot! <BR> my grandson ask me if i can help him lose weight he is 13 and weighs about 159. <BR> my son says mom you have really lost a lot of weight. Sat, 24 May 2008 11:33:13 EST Do U feel fitter/stronger tha you are working out? My walken buddy and I also ride our bikes. It usually takes us all summer to work up to riding two towns away from us and back again! Which is 14 miles total on Old Plank Trail (bike, walk/run trail) This year we already did 5/21/08 <BR> We were so shocked!!! <BR> WE ARE FITTER, WE SAID....then we were before!!!! <BR> Thanks to spark people! <BR> Donna <BR> Thu, 22 May 2008 12:20:01 EST looking older with weight loss? libedo gone? i was wondering if anyone of you nice ladies have noticed a difference in our face since you have lost weight? does it seem like you are getting more wrinkely? or do you think its just do to our aging? when i look back at my picture journal two years ago i didnt have all the wrinkles i do now, just a lot of fat back then but not to many wrinkles! now that i have lost the weight im noticing more winkles around my jaw line and im wondering if its due to aging or if its from the weight loss or b... Wed, 7 May 2008 08:35:11 EST lap band and other contraptions for weight loss the subject was brought up about lap banding to me and i think we need to address the issue. my daughter in law and her step mom just had this done, and i have never seen anything done so cruely to the human body just to lose weight. but i know thre is more out there, like the bypass and so on. <BR> this is just an opinion of mine, iknow people that have had this done and im not by know means knocking what they had to do to lose the weight, it may have been because of their health or maybe th... Wed, 7 May 2008 08:12:12 EST To Error is Human, did you slip this week? Confession time, I have been really good for the last five weeks. Last night for supper I had two taco without sour cream and 1/2 cup of ff ice cream. I haven't been eating anything after supper, but I was so hungary before I went to bed, I drank a glass of water, to fill my stomach up! I still couldn't sleep. I got up around 2p.m. and my husband left the vanilla wafer on the table, and I thought I'll just have 6 of them......well, 6 lend to 20!!!! Oh No!!! <BR> (What you eat in the dark does... Sat, 3 May 2008 15:53:55 EST New Challenge, nothing to eat after 7p.m. Anyone want to join me??? <BR> 3 hours before bedtime, only water! That way when you wake up in the morning your hungary, and ready to eat a good breakfast, which will speed up your metabolisms. If you can get your ex. in the morning hours it gives you a double wamme! <BR> And watch the scale go down! <BR> <BR> Donna Sat, 3 May 2008 15:19:14 EST this thread is open for discussion on anything open here Sat, 3 May 2008 10:14:15 EST a place to post recipes per joan as you know joan is going into hospital on monday so she hasnt got time to do the post so i will start the post in her name. lets get some really good recipes on here. bel Sat, 3 May 2008 10:06:50 EST post your recipes here per joan ladies as you know joan is getting ready to go into hospital, she has no time for makeing this new post so i will do it for her. this is a place where we can post recipes. i for one am looking forward to this, i get so tired of eating the same old sameold always looking for something new. so lets post some really nutritious recipes and if they are a little bit on the not so nutritious side lets see if we can make them nutritious by finding ways to make them leaner. bel Sat, 3 May 2008 10:00:41 EST 24/7 im there for you day or nite anytime you need extra help email me for a private session Fri, 2 May 2008 01:07:49 EST this thread is open have any ideas this thread is open t make this thread yours click on create a new topic then in topic line write your topic. then the message. Fri, 2 May 2008 00:46:50 EST this thread is open have ideas of your own this thread is open Fri, 2 May 2008 00:45:15 EST this thread is open have any of your own ideas? this is the place. Fri, 2 May 2008 00:43:39 EST What food can you not live without? I can not live without my peanut butter. I have for lunch, 2 rice cakes with peanut butter and SF jelly. <BR> <BR> For a snack I have an apple with peanut butter. <BR> I'm still losing, and eating my favorite food! I just add it in my calories. <BR> <BR> I think a day is not complete without peanut butter. <BR> Donna Thu, 1 May 2008 20:00:14 EST a place for a new topic here is another place for a new topic Thu, 1 May 2008 09:39:27 EST this thread is open to change as you like you can change things here if you have any suggestions to create a new topic of our own.just push the center button obove this and create a new topic Thu, 1 May 2008 09:35:29 EST three threads are open to change as you like including this one, so if you have a thread you want to post or a new idea, then go for it on these three threads, but lets not wipe the other person out to quickly. i will have other threads below in the forum open for you. bel Thu, 1 May 2008 09:33:02 EST pounds lost well, i have lost 2.5 pounds this month not to bad. now to keep it there. darn, i didnt think those scales were ever gonna move. but im not goona celebrate because i could fluctuate. bel Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:19:00 EST A PLACE TO RIDE YOUR BIKE HERE WE ARE BIKERS, RIDERS OF REAL BIKES OUT IN THE OPEN AIR, OR STATIONARY BIKES AT HOME OR AT THE GYM. YESTERDAY I RODE 2.5 MILES IN GYM FELT GREAT!!!! Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:15:31 EST WALKING IS WALKING AND I SAY THAT LIGHTLY, YOU DONT HAVE TO WALK A MARATHON, YOU DONT HAVE TO WALK UNTIL YOUR BREATHLESS! EVEN IF YOU WALK 5 OR TEN MINS A DAY YOU ARE IMPROVING YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR, YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE, YOUR STOPPING YOURSELF FROM GETTING KNEE SURGERY, OR HIP REPLACEMENT, BECAUSE AS YOU WALK, YOU ARE BUILDING MUSCLE,CARTLEGE, NEW BONE, AND IF YOU HAVE HAD A KNEE REPLACEMENT OR HIP REPLACEMENT ALREADY, YOU ARE STILL DOING YOUR CARDIO GOOD, KEEPING DOWN YOUR CHOLESTEROL,PREVENTING DIABETIS, HEART ... Thu, 24 Apr 2008 09:33:33 EST please read very important info about how to track ok here it is, as we walk our miles, we can have it tracked for us but we ned to put in the info. so here goes. back in the forum go down until you see team goals, 300 miles per month for team click on track goals , it will take you to other goals site, go to bootom until you see rome wasnt built in a day 300 miles in a month you will see a box that has sun,mon, tues, etc for that day youhave walked click on it, a box will come upo and you can enter ( the number only you have walked. it alrea... Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:33:04 EST goals for getting 6 to 8 hours of sleep now i know some of you are not getting any sleep, due to pain, menapause, or just that your husband keeps you up all nite by stealling the covers or snoring!!but its very important to get your sleep. so lets sit some goals for getting or trying to get 6 to 8 hours of sleep. please post hours of sleep you get. bel Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:58:14 EST we have goals!!!!! well, i want us to have some goals. but i want you all to understand that if its to much for you, dont feel like you have to kill yourself. and any amount of walking will do. <BR> here is the goals: for walkers: <BR> <BR> walk at least 10 miles a week( or over if your up to it)thats 2 miles a day, and you can break it up anyway you like. just walk!!!! <BR> lets try to go for 300 miles in one month!!!thats all of us walking together for 300 miles. then in about three months we will increase. ... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 11:51:33 EST quick track if you notice allthe numbers t the left of the toop of our team page, it will sho you how much exercise we have done as a team, i would like to encourage you to either track your food, water, exercise, if you dont want to get into all the detail , on your start page down at the bottom there is a quick track thats more simplified, you can track water, veggies fruit mins of exercise. it will show us as a team how much we have actually worked to lose this weight, bel Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:20:53 EST POST HERE FOR MILES WALKED IN A WEEK THIS IS THE PLACE TO POST HOW MANY MILES/MIN YOU HAVE WALKED FOR 5 DAYS. POST ON FRIDAY BEL Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:11:59 EST the liter side of life everyday i will post a sentence it will be your responsibility to fill in the blanks. lets have fun with this and no dirty stuff. bel <BR> <BR> if it wasnt for______ i wouldnt have ________any at all. Tue, 15 Apr 2008 03:25:59 EST water, fruits and veggies challenge everyone knows we need water to keep us going, inside and out. veggies and fruit are just as important. <BR> please post how much water or liquid (excluding pop,liquior) daily. and post 3 or morr veggies and fruits. bel Tue, 15 Apr 2008 03:15:43 EST this is an open challenge for walkers i have heard it time and time again. walking will get you everywhere. it is the best and easiest way to get fit. some of you may remember back in the 60's,70's, and 8o's when jogging was the in thing, only to end up quiting when we got half way around the block. well this is a new age,and walking is painless( hurtful at first because of soreness) but when you get past that!! yor are going to see a new person, a beautiful butterfly, and that butterfly will be you. <BR> as most of you know whe... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 02:04:20 EST a place for prayer and good wishes i will go first. <BR> <BR> father, i'm not sure what the reason is for the infection in my finger,i don't even kmow how it came about, but i trust you, and im patient and in time i kmow with your devine intervention i will heal. in jesus name i pray. bel Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:51:17 EST a place where you can, vent, hi this is a place where you can go to vent your probs. everyone needs an out let, here it is! <BR> i will go first. im sick of my finger being sore! haha bel Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:42:37 EST baby steps baby steps in strength training is very important, i mean you dont run a marathon before you walk do you? start out with some one pound weights and do a lot of reps. then try increasing your weights as you challenge your muscles. <BR> <BR> if you dont own weights there is other ways you can lift weight, using canned veggies, or a 16 oz bottle of water. sometimes when i walk i use and carry 2 16 oz bottles of water as i walk, that way i have my weight and water, kill two birds with one sto... Tue, 15 Apr 2008 01:38:02 EST walking and strength training go hand in hand its very important to strength train as you walk, you will get better weight loss results and trim down faster. bel Mon, 14 Apr 2008 14:33:15 EST WELCOME LADIES HI I HOPE EVERYONE WILL BE HERE SOON IM STARTING TO FEEL LONESOME. LOL BEL Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:41:38 EST INTRODUCE YOURSELF WELCOME TO ROME WASNT BUILT IN A DAY. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE TEAM. <BR> WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE AND HOPE YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH OUR TEAM. WE ARE A SMALL TEAM BUT HAVE A LOT TO OFFER. <BR> Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:32:31 EST WELCOME LADIES WELL I HOPE THIS DOESNT FEEL STRANGE BUT I HOPE ALL OF YOU WILL COME HERE, SO WE CAN HAVE OUR OWN TEAM. EVERYONE IS SO GREAT ON OUR TEAM NOW, YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER EVERYONE. BEL Wed, 2 Apr 2008 19:29:40 EST