SparkPeople 5 Minute Daily Challenge Team Messageboard Visit the different threads of the Challenge Forum each day to see what we're doing. We rotate exercises to cover the different areas of the body for the week. Join us! SparkPeople 5 Minute Daily Challenge Team Messageboard Words ending in ER Mother Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:34:02 EST Hi I'm new! Hi everyone my name's Eileen and I'm new just joined on Tuesday afternoon. Joining as many teams as I can to keep motivated and to connect with as many of you all as possible. Hope everyone is having a great day! Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:34:16 EST New Is this an active team? Fri, 7 Jul 2017 02:59:01 EST What is your number one goal for today What goal do you plan to accomplish today Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:44:00 EST introduce myself <em>30</em> I am new to the group and to the team, and I don't know which is which! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:23:03 EST Walking I took a very long walk today instead of taking the bus. And walked around 2 grocery stores to stock up on healthier foods. Sat, 27 May 2017 00:16:02 EST Back again! I've been on and off SP for 10 years. well I finally have a laptop which makes it easier to communicate on here rather than using my phone lol <BR> my last 6 years I've only used my phone and tablet for internet use. I like a regular keyboard my self being older and all haha <BR> My name is Lisa and its great to be back. I hope I stick with it now!!! Sat, 12 Nov 2016 07:03:35 EST I'm New to group Howdy everyone! I was reading through posts and <BR> got to thinking that I need you guys and gals. I just turned <BR> 63 and saw yesterday for the 1st time that I am in serious trouble. <BR> My stomach and abdominal area is quite sizable for me. I need help <BR> with motivation, you'd think the pics were enough, but I still need someone <BR> to keep me accountable. Anyone willing to take me on and keep me accountable? <BR> I'm on disability for bad back and legs &amp; sciatic nerve problems.... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 19:28:55 EST Newbie here.... Hello all! So after being on this site off and on for a few years, I'm actually going to use a lot of it, instead of just the recipes. <BR> As many other women, baby fat is difficult to lose. I'll be turning 40 in six months and trying to get a few sizes smaller. <BR> I'm going a different route than others on here though. I'm trying for the low-carb thing. This is a life style change, not just a 6 month diet. I have a stupid auto immune disease and am unable to exercise, so I need to chang... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:58:03 EST Another newbie checking in! I'm Pam, checking in from central Georgia and I'm glad to be here. I'll be 60 in about 3 weeks, and have been "retired" (read I quit my job) for about 2 and a half years. I was a journalist/editor and I allowed the deadlines and constant stress to wipe out the 100-pound weight loss I'd achieved 15 years ago. Those 100 brought friends and after 4 months of just learning how to breathe again, I decided it was time to get healthy. <BR> <BR> Stepping on the scale that first time was a shocker, t... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 23:28:25 EST new to team hi im new to the team was checking out different teams and this one popped out to me..i am a 46 year old stay at home mom with 3 beautiful girls 18 16 and 4. with each child i gained weight and the last one being after 40 it just seemed to pile on..i am looking to find people to keep me motivted to keep moving and all have a great day Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:22:01 EST Disability I struggle with consistency, my Spina Bifida, and finding equipment that is not rubber/latex because of my allergy. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 10:28:57 EST Hi. I'm new here Good morning everyone. I"m Joy. I hope you all Have A Very Blessed Day! xxxx HUGS xxxx <em>41</em> Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:37:01 EST Hello Hello everyone. I am new to this group but not new to sparkpeople. Unfortunately, I have not been the greatest participant in the past but am determined to make a change. This group sounds like it can be a great part of change! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:57:18 EST Places I've Never Been: A-Z Places I've Never Been: A-Z <BR> <BR> Beginning with the letter A and moving forward, each player will post a town, city, country, continent or any PLACE where they have never been: <BR> <BR> A: Antarctica Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:19:50 EST Im also a newbie Hello everyone! Well here I am starting over. I joined Spark a few years ago, and did soooo well, nearly lost 55 pounds. But unfortunately (no excuses, I know) life got in the way, and Im back at square one. I don't love to exercise, but I do love how I feel when I'm done, a great accomplishment! I know that these daily challenges used to rev me up for the day, and inspired me to do more, so here I am. Good luck everyone, and much success...!! <em>521</em> <em>306</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:26:49 EST just do it You have to give exercise as a dare to the other person but it should be not very hard please and please leave a smile or thumps up if the dare is complete.The period should not be more then 1 minute. <BR> <BR> March at place 1 minute. <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:34:22 EST December Bonus Points toward Team Placement On the start page of Spark People, you will notice on the right hand side a section that says SPARKPOINTS TODAY. It will have a red flag in this section.. Click on that and it will show you all the teams you belong to (they will have a red flag beside them) <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:39:26 EST Famous Person Name Game I am going to name a famous person. The next person must use the first letter of the last name and name a famous person whose first name starts with that letter. <BR> <BR> Russel Crowe <BR> <BR> Choose a person whose first name starts with C <BR> <BR> Have fun! Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:58:53 EST Starting Over I've been bad for a few weeks now, and am ready to start over. I had lost 28 lbs, and now have gained back 10. I'm one of those binge eaters. I can't just take one bite, I have to eat it all. I think I need to be really strict on my diet to start with, and then maybe learn how to be more moderate. I'm just now recovering from a badly sprained ankle, so am limited in physical exercise, but want to resume as soon as I can. Walking and stair climbing are my most successful forms of exercise... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:17:24 EST Am New to site and just overwhelmed My name is Dinah, new to the site, joined several years ago, and never did anything, had many life challenging experiences the last 15 months and now facing the out come of 70 lbs over weight and need lots of help as no support group with family, no friends in area, and just out of touch with the world other then food. <BR> <BR> Thank you for letting me join and wishing all the very best of luck in all your wishes, desires and know that there is nothing is impossible if we believe. <BR> <BR... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:45:03 EST Newbie Here Hi, I have a brief intro on my spark page :-) 45 soon to be 46, have two sons at home: 23 & 12, live in Riverside, Ohio and love the outdoors (nature) summer is my favorite season. <BR> <BR> About 3 weeks ago I got under the 200lb mark...then the holidays came: picnics / barbeques. I have always been a yo-yo dieter and can take off the weight but then the "40's" came along and it is harder to maintain. <BR> <BR> I love the motivation & resources that Spark people has and look forw... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 23:04:18 EST ing Working <em>521</em> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:08:06 EST Hi there! I am by far not new to weight loss, or this site, but someday I am hoping to make it right. I am lacking greatly in the motivation department and hate exercising. Hoping to find the motivation and friends along the way. Sat, 31 May 2014 23:13:54 EST Where are the new challenges Hi where are the new challenges the last post I could find is for March <em>30</em> Thu, 22 May 2014 07:33:06 EST Double Letter Words...A---Z Easy game...just give a double letter word. I will start with a word that begins with the letter A...., the next person will give a B word, and so on. The double letters can be any letters, as long as they are side by side, lol.. Wed, 21 May 2014 18:55:53 EST like a challenge be gratefull for every day of my life ,waiting on gods answer for where my granddaughter is , be safe Erica love you, and faith prayers for my family. god bless. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 19:53:09 EST New to the Team Hi, my name is Jill and I have been away from SP and a healthy life style for a few years now and it has really taken its toll on me. I am looking at starting slowly back into exercising each day and hoping to make enough life style changes that I can increase my exercise soon. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to sharing and caring will you all! <em>213</em> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 15:06:09 EST EXCIT-ING Life is exciting knowing your on a Journey, like a nice trip to a beautiful place. That's where I'm going in my thoughts HAWAII Fri, 4 Apr 2014 20:15:28 EST New to the Team.. Hi Y'all. I am new to this team. I am a returning Sparkpeople participate. I finally am taking the time for myself and not going to feel guilty. I have been on a "yoyo" diet for the last 2 years. I am looking forward to this new adventure and can't wait to see the results. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>375</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:57:21 EST Eating Healthy I am finding that I am important enough to slow down and make room for my needs, such as cooking right, eating good, healthy foods and making time for exercise. <BR> <BR> Three Simple Rules in Life <BR> 1. If you do not GO after what you want, you will never have it. <BR> 2. If you not ASK the answer will always be NO. <BR> 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place!!! <em>213</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:36:28 EST New to the team Hi everyone. I'm looking forward to the 5 minute challenge everyday. <em>381</em> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 02:56:12 EST Hello Team Hello My name is Woo, I'm a female who's over weight, I gain weight when my 19 year old son died from asthma. My goal is to lose 20 pounds. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:36:17 EST Hi! Hi! I have a physical problem but I can do 5 minutes of some exercises. I need a push to go the distance to my goal. This team sounds great! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:26:54 EST I am new to the team This is something new to me. I am still trying to learn this site. I am not very good with blogging or messaging yet. I hope to get better as I go along. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:56:25 EST Hello My name is Christina. I have just joined this challenge. I am not sure how this works. I was relieved to read it is 5min challenges. I am pretty sure I can handle a 5min challenge. <em>524</em> <BR> I look forward to this and meeting other Sparkers! Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:24:53 EST Jackie is taking 5 Hi team. I am sure that I can make 5 minute commitments every day! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:16:21 EST No more excuses. I kept putting off and instead I put on...weight. I've had a lot of family issues that I've dealt with in the last three years and used it as an excuse, but now I've got to focus on getting myself back to a healthy lifestyle. I can't ignore the fact that my clothes are tight and uncomfortable. A fatty has invaded my body and its time for her to go. No more excuses...I'm just going to do it and enjoy the journey. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:27:39 EST Hi Hi I am a newbie, I have a lot to lose and am hoping that 2014 will be the year I finally get my weight under control :-) Thu, 9 Jan 2014 15:04:05 EST I have returned! I don't even know when the last time I was on SparkPeople. But decided that I will give it another shot. I want to lose 82 lbs. by 9/2015, when I turn 50. <em>521</em> <BR> I have owned a tread mil for years, but never really used it. Decided to start walking on it today. I managed to walk for 5 minutes!! I know it's not a lot, but proud of myself. <em>315</em> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 21:24:27 EST 2013 Out....2014 In Post how you did this year (2013) and what your goals are for 2014. Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:11:52 EST Hi! Hello! Just thought I'd introduce myself to the team. <BR> <BR> Name is Tonia, I joined Spark in 2005: lost a chunk of weight, made some amazing friends, set up some teams and challenges and was generally a MASSIVE Sparker for around 3 years. <BR> <BR> I stopped caring so much about losing weight, so passed on my teams to people with more enthusiasm and stepped away. I am back now, ready to lose the rest of my weight (I kept off what I lost originally without giving it too much thought) and... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 23:07:49 EST Hoping this can help me! Hi! My name is Jen. I joined spark people a long time ago but i dont know that i ever posted before. Losing weight is a serious issue for me. I want to lose weight and i want to feel better about myself but i've been through a lot and i tend to use food as a way to fill the voids i feel inside. I also use my weight as a way to hide and to keep people from being attracted to me or from getting too close. I have been going to weight watchers since July and i have lost 18.4 lbs but i really had ... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:15:20 EST How Do You Fit In 8 Glasses of Water a Day? I have a special cup that has a lid and it keeps water cold for a long time. It holds 16 oz or 2 cups so I try to fill and empty it 4 times a day but I am struggling getting past the 3rd round. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to get all that water in? Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:21:38 EST Looking for Additional Co-leaders This team is in need of additional co-leaders. Please think about it and let me know. <BR> <BR> Possible duties: <BR> <BR> welcome new members <BR> post on huddle board, pages, etc. to send encouragement <BR> post daily challenge <BR> post new threads <BR> <BR> Basically, whatever you think would be of help to the team, whatever you want to do/see on this team. <BR> <BR> Sign up here or shoot me an email. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:56:59 EST Another Newbie Hi everyone, I'm Stephanie (Steph) and just joined the team because it sounds like a lot of fun while on our journeys to a healthy, long, happy life. I'm all for having a lot of fun! My husband and I (and Mickey, our 8 year old Shi Tsu/something mix) live in southern Oregon where we have lots of hills and enough mountains surrounding our valley to make every season a glorious event. Am looking forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> <BR> Steph Fri, 29 Nov 2013 05:22:37 EST new, and a little lost Hello, my name is Betty Mahan, I live in Lake Orion, Michigan, and just started here. I am currently recovering from achilles tendon repair surgery, so I'm a bit limited as to what exercises I can do, but hope to be able to get most done. Can anyone tell me how to find the daily exercises? Best wishes to you all! <em>41</em> <BR> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:31:27 EST Emoticon Your Mood/Day <em>30</em> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:18:35 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE FOR OCT20-26 !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> MY WEEKLY CHALLENGE FOR THIS WEEK. <BR> WALKED 77,514 = 36.62. <BR> AT 73 YRS. OLD . <BR> <BR> ANYBODY ?????????? Sat, 26 Oct 2013 04:22:30 EST Hello HI I am a newbie and struggle with getting motivated, especially with exercise, so I am hoping that this team might get me moving more :-) Fri, 25 Oct 2013 03:54:13 EST What Physical Activity Did You Do Today? Some members may not be able or want to follow the Daily Challenge that is posted. So, post whatever physical activity that you do for the day. It all counts toward a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you are doing. Could be the encouragement that we need to get started or try something different. <BR> <BR> What did you do? Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:45:58 EST Spark Changes Coming Monday, 10/21 Here is the link to explain: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 22:27:02 EST How Many Can You Do? I realize that some members can't or would rather not do the videos. We know that we need to be active and get some exercise each day, if possible. So, let's see how many we can do of whatever. <BR> <BR> What I mean can set a timer for 5 minutes and see what you can do in that time. It can be the same exercise or you can mix it. <BR> <BR> So, how many can you do of the following or something that you come up with? <BR> <BR> Calf Raises <BR> Crunches <BR> Pushups <BR> Leg lifts <BR... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:31:07 EST New but not New New to the team/challenge - but not new to SPARK. Actually am down to having only 20 pounds to go for goal and have realized how important teams and challenges are to the process. <BR> <BR> I am 48 years old and married (celebrated 10 years last night). My husband and I are Salvation Army Officers currently appointed to Lake Havasu City, AZ Sat, 5 Oct 2013 15:59:39 EST New from the UK My name is Rosa and I am from the Cotswolds region of the UK - a beautiful area with lots of hills to climb. I rekindled my spark at the end of October 2012 and have not slipped off the path other than a day here and there for all that time - definitely a first for me as I have yo-yoed all my life. In 2009 I had just achieved Wonderland when my Father died and looking after Stepmother proved very stressful as well as making it impossible to stick to healthy eating and exercise. Fortunately fo... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 05:10:16 EST where is the challenge that gives you points there is a new item on the daily points - complete a challenge for 5 points (up to10 points per day...I CAN NOT find it. Help, Please... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:57:48 EST New Lady Here! Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to the team but have been a part of Spark for a while now. I really like challenges and I think quick, daily challenges will be a great way to help get myself back on track! <BR> <BR> Cheers! Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:56:36 EST Ways to Get Motivated When In A Slump We all have times when our motivation has hit bottom. <BR> <BR> Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump <BR> <BR> 1. One Goal <BR> 2. Find Inspiration <BR> 3. Get Excited <BR> 4. Build Anticipation <BR> 5. Post Your Goal <BR> 6. Commit Publicly <BR> 7. Think About It Daily <BR> 8. Get Support <BR> 9. Realize that there’s an ebb and flow. <BR> 10. Stick With It <BR> 11. Start Small. Really Small <BR> 12. Build on small successes. <BR> 13. Read about it daily. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:15:26 EST Chain Reaction Each player posts two words that go together, but he must use the SECOND word that the last player posted and a new word that he thinks of himself. For example, "French bread," "bread pudding," "pudding cake." <BR> <BR> So here goes..... <BR> <BR> night time <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:56:28 EST Need a Buddy? Sign up here! Someone ask me about the buddy system. If you're like me...being held accountable can be a great help on this journey. Sometimes, what we need is someone that is there to listen, offer advice, suggestions, give a hug or swift kick in the tush (if needed)...just someone to share what goes on in our lives. <BR> <BR> If you would like to have a buddy, please sign up here....saying that you want one. <BR> <em>223</em> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:52:11 EST What Are You Struggling With? As we all know, things don't always go smoothly. So, share here any struggles that you are having. Trouble getting enough water, exercise, nutrition, whatever. <BR> <BR> Sometimes, other members will have answers or suggestions that are a great encouragement & help. <BR> <BR> We, here for each other. Remember, together, we CAN do this! Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:23:02 EST 5 Minute Challenge Sometimes we don't always have a lot of time to workout, but, we have 5 minutes here and there. Like, while we're standing at the stove cooking, watching tv, etc. Post how what you did and how many. <BR> <BR> Example: how many: <BR> <BR> crunches <BR> march in place <BR> jump rope <BR> anything Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:17:38 EST Daily Challenge Since lots of new folks have joined this forum lately, here's a new thread for daily exercise challenges. The current schedule has been for the following body areas: <BR> <BR> Sunday: Stretches <BR> Monday: Core <BR> Tuesday: Lower Body <BR> Wednesday: Upper Body <BR> Thursday: Core <BR> Friday: Lower Body <BR> Saturday: Upper Body <BR> <BR> I will try to post daily, but, if I can't just do the last one posted. <BR> <BR> Also, if you are unable to do the posted exercise, modify it or do so... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:03:10 EST New member from Florida Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Shirley. I'm a mother to 3 children and a wife. I work full time and am currently working on installing a new way of living a healthier life. I do not like the word "DIET" to much because I see what I am doing as a life changing event that I would like to keep for as long as I am alive. So the word lifestyle suits it better. I started my change on August 2nd,2013 and I have officially lost 26.8 lbs. <BR> <BR> Good Luck Everyone and Thank you, <BR> <BR>... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:26:12 EST One Step at a Time. Today, I WILL..... Post what your focus or plans are today. Be it exercise, water, freggies, "me" time, to-do list or whatever. Being accountable really helps us. <BR> <BR> As we have heard....We CAN do, let's get to it! <BR> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:39:22 EST HI !! BEFORE I START,I AM NOT SHOUTING, I HAD DOUBLE CATARACT SURGERY AND HAVE TO USE CAP'S TO SEE WHAT I AM POSTING. <BR> I AM 73 YRS. YOUNG STARTED AUG. 3, LAST YEAR. I WEIGHED 162 LBS. MEASUREMENTS : 40-38040 TODAY 101.3 LBS. AND MEASUREMENTS ARE 35-26-33. <BR> I START ABOUT 10;30 PM W/ <em>418</em> AND AT 3:05 AM I START <em>311</em> TILL 4:15 AM. NOT OUTSIDE. I LIVE IN SENIOR APT. BLDG. EVERYONE IS ASLEEP SO NO TRAFFIC. <BR> IF YOU GO TO PAGE YOU WILL SEE ALL ABOUT ME. <BR> MY REASON'... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 01:53:54 EST from indiana hi im new any hints Sun, 1 Sep 2013 09:20:51 EST Give me hope! Just joined the team. Need support. I have exercised as required, eaten correctly and still stayed at the same weight as last week! Suggestions? Help? Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:30:22 EST I want to do the 5 minute challenge. I have had a cast on my right foot since May. For 8 weeks I had to use crutches, now I have a walking cast on. I am suppose to go to the foot doctor on Friday. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:47:03 EST Now The past is a memory, the future is a dream. NOW is real. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:20:22 EST New member intro I am new to this team and am hypothyroidic and need help in weight reduction Sat, 17 Aug 2013 01:57:09 EST I'm new! Hello! I'm new to this team and I'm intrigued by the 5 minute daily exercise. I'm looking forward to being a member! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:52:09 EST hello i am new here at spark people. I just signed up for spark people today. I just could not commit to a weight loss program till now. My name is Tammy and I have been obese for at least 23-24 years. I have medical issues that revolves around my obesity: . hypertension, hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, arthritis and depression are most of my diagnosis. Now I am motivated for my weight loss journey. Just keeping my motivation is the key tom success. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 12:01:04 EST Newbie from Arkansas I am new to the team so need to figure out how this works. I have lost about 36 lbs and have about 30 more to go and since it is too hot in our area to walk outside thought this might be a place to get my exercise in until it cools off a bit. <BR> <BR> Excited to be here!! Tue, 6 Aug 2013 09:03:58 EST New to the team Hi. My name is Cathy. I am a mom to one boy (15) and two girls (14 and 7). I want to be healthy again and in the past I used a five minute challenge to give me that extra workout. It helped before and know it will this time too. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:44:36 EST No Excuses Hello, I'm Carolyn and I'm working on getting healthy, losing the weight I've collected and getting getting into good physical shape again. I think you have to keep a good sense of humor about it all and try to enjoy the journey. Heck, I enjoyed getting out of shape, so I might as well enjoy getting back into shape. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:27:14 EST SIZE Today I tried on..size 16 capri's!!! I WAS wearing a size 18. 209.50 Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:41:00 EST another new beginning Hi <BR> I am new to this team and to SPARKPEOPLE. So, I have much to learn. I look forward to it all. Thank you. <BR> Regards <BR> Dianne Sun, 30 Jun 2013 10:40:40 EST I can do 5 min! Greetings! <BR> After over a year of dealing with illnesses, fatigue, and other stresses I find that I have little or no exercise tolerance. But I believe I can do 5min daily - have to start somewhere right?! Looking forward to trying new things and rebuilding my stamina. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:41:42 EST new here I joined a few days ago. I am a single mom of 2 active daughters. To find exercises to do for 5 minutes would be wonderful since I at times do not have much time to do more than 5 minutes at a time. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:56:21 EST Daily Fitness Roll Call I'm going to be walking today. Mon, 27 May 2013 06:18:24 EST Hi, I'm another 'Newbie'. . . Somewhat Hi y'all! I began working with the daily menu about 3 months ago, and it has definitely helped me to keep a better handle on how and what I'm eating, but I still need to figure a way to get into exercising each day. I'm not in a position to go to the gym, and I won't buy a lot of expensive equipment, but I'm sure there is something I can do here at home. Any suggestions? Sat, 25 May 2013 07:32:31 EST Facebook is my exercise challenge The past few weeks, a little over a month, I have been doing daily challenges on Facebook. It all started with me trying to find a way to motivate myself. So I grabbed an image of crunches and said "I will do 10 crunches for every like this picture gets." Will I had to do 200 crunches by the end of the day. <BR> <BR> On top of the likes i had people commenting and telling me to keep at it. That made me so happy that I had to do it again. I've worked up to three moves per like or comme... Thu, 9 May 2013 12:53:20 EST hiking Starting the spring hiking spree today. Sun, 5 May 2013 08:45:00 EST New to the team. I am Angelica aka Gelibean, I am so working on my goal of clean eating and consistent exercise Sun, 5 May 2013 05:38:06 EST New to the team and to SparkPeople Hello! I work out most days of the week...I joined this team to keep things interesting. I think it will be great to try new exercises each week! I looked up today's challenge and immediately got up and completed it. My arms are sore! Wed, 1 May 2013 18:45:14 EST Needing lots of help! Hi all! Just joined today and I can't wait to get started. I need the motivation and support it seems this place will give me! Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:07:11 EST Hello from AZ Hi everyone, I'm Kristy. I am 35 and live in sunny Arizona. I just found this team and think that it will be perfect for me. I don't like to get bored so having a quick daily challenge will be awesome motivation. Looking forward to getting even more active! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:45:05 EST What are your goals? One of my goals is to be able to fit in a roller coaster at Six Flags. Today is the moment of truth. My husband and I are taking our girls to Six Flags today with some of their friends. Cannot wait !!!!! <em>30</em> <em>4</em> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 06:50:38 EST I'm a newbie This is the first time I've joined anything like this. 5 minutes don't seem like a lot , but it is better than sitting at the computer. I plan to work with my 4 legged/furry child so that we can both get moving and learn something at the same time. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:27:14 EST Please help us WIN a handicap accessible van My boyfriend is a paraplegic and we are trying to win a handicap accessible van so we can let him be more active. I also have a medical condition that leaves me constantly off balance and I will need a scooter to get around to keep me active as well. <BR> <BR> We are trying to win a handicap accessible van and it is based off of votes. Would you please vote daily for us to win at: <BR> e-greer-grassy-creek-nc/ <BR> <BR> Please share this with anyb... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 19:59:59 EST Lowered my Daily Steps Goal Hi! I did have my Steps goal set to 10000 steps per day but have lowered it to 5000 steps per day. I have gotten to 10000 a few times but usually not. I think if I lower it, then maybe I can do it more consistently and will increase it as time goes. <em>311</em> <BR> -Carol Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:07:20 EST Hi Laurie I am 50 and ready to get fit and healty got to many grandkids to keep up with. i lose 40 lbs a year and half ago but with back to some old habits and gained about 30 of it back. Now I want to lose it forever and make my family healthier too. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:12:07 EST Saying Hello I am not new to Spark, but am getting back to the basics and revamping my routine. I think adding a 5 minute daily challenge will be just what I need to get moving in a new direction!! <BR> <BR> Stop by my page if you'd like to learn more about me... I look forward to getting to know you all! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:52:16 EST ????!!! ok, i have been posting here for days,,, trying to figure out what or where the daily challenge is and i have had no luck and no answers.... <BR> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:29:15 EST new here... dont know how to huddle, or do much of this, but, HELLO! <BR> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:47:09 EST Steps tracked I am trying to get at least 5000 steps a day and have gone over that for the past 2 days. Hopefully, will eventually get to 10000 steps a day <em>311</em> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:34:56 EST 5 min. workout e-mail I love the e-mail I get each day showing a new exercise I can do. I just do it right then. I don't give my self a chance to think about it or I will find a lot of reasons no to... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:48:34 EST A small small beginning <em>311</em> I still have not really gotten into any physical exercise routine but I did, at least, figer out my FitBit Zip and I did enter some exercises into my Tracker so now all I need to do is start doing them daily! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:34:04 EST New here. Motivation needed Hi everybody, I am new to his team. I have been back with SP for a few weeks. I just can not seem to get motivated. I hope this 5 min daily challenge will challenge and motivate me. Thank you. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:09:31 EST Daily Challenges Completed I feel like I'm being a board hog with all of my posts about the daily challenges (though I do believe we're to post when we complete them, right?). I thought maybe a separate section might make it easier & then people won't have to scroll through all of the posts just to find out what the challenges are... <BR> <BR> Anyways, for Tuesday I did the Lying Abduction for outer thigh and hips. <BR> ~Randi Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:35:21 EST Thanks Thanks friends for explaining how to find the daily challenge. Will bookmark it so I have an easier time to find it tomorrow. <em>304</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:06:20 EST Can't find Challenge for today! Can someone help me here plz? I cannot find the challenge for today and don't know where I am suppose to look. <em>303</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:47:49 EST Hi! I"m new here1 Hello! <BR> I just joined this Team and I can't seem to find what the Daily Challenge is for today, Tues. Feb 26th. Can someone help please <BR> <BR> -Carol <em>303</em> <BR> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:22:27 EST Hi all! Just came across this team this morning. I am doing ok with the "eating" part of Spark People but seem to be having a hard time as far as being active and I am not into exercising at all. Hopefully, this 5 Minute Daily Challenge will get me going! <em>249</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 07:53:58 EST My first day here! I hope this is what it will take for me to stick and succeed to a healthy lifestyle again. It's been too many years that I have been where I said I would never be. I use to love exercise, drinking lots of water and eating right. Somewhere in my late 30s and after my 6th child I lost it. I need to get my health back to healthy. I am looking forward to this....I think. lol Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:10:14 EST Happy to have Found You Hello I am new to this forum. But not to being overweight. I have been "heavy" all my life and used the term "big boned" until even I am tired of saying it. Hopefully I can stay motivated and keep myself encouraged. I live in Kentucky and would enjoy communicating with oters in this area North Central Kentucky I am several miles outside of Lexington. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:42:52 EST a newbie girl I'm joining this team because I hate exercise and despite resolving over and over to begin, I just don't follow through. I like the 5 minute daily challenge, because <em>24</em> that seems a possible beginning. I think I can do that. Perhaps my earlier attempts were too ambitious, i.e. walk for 30 minutes. So, I am hopeful.... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:25:23 EST Noobie! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> New to this team, as a mom currently on Mat leave I always have a bit of time to do something while my little one is asleep. So i think this would be great for me!!!! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck and I wish all of you good luck too!!!!! Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:07:11 EST Newbie I am hoping this will motivate me to just start somewhere. I am resistant and have a all or nothing perspective. Ugh! Thanks for having me. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:53:34 EST My challenges are.. My 5 min challenge today is to spend 5 min to my self with a nice hot cup of tea. Along with this I plan on doing some devotional reading. Adding to my 5 min challenge I plan to do some yoga and meditation. This will be my weekly challenge for me. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:32:38 EST Newbie I've been on SparkPeople since October 2012, met my weight goal in December and kept it off for 6 weeks - hopefully 7 weeks tomorrow. Glad to be part of the 5 minute challenge team. Sun, 3 Feb 2013 08:32:49 EST Small challenges first I'm hoping this iscwhatbinwill need to keep mr moyivated Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:57:23 EST where is it? where is the daily challenge video? I don't know what to click Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:34:37 EST New to the team Hi everyone.My name is Judy and I want to do this everyday. I really feel good about this. <em>252</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:12:07 EST New to the team . . . Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and new to SparkPeople in general but I am in no way new to the struggles of losing weight. I am hoping to find some inspiration and support here. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:34:13 EST Just joining Hello and Happ[y New Year. Just letting you know who I am. It's fun to feel a part of something. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:05:57 EST My Weekly Challange <BR> Weekly Challenge for January 9 - January 15 <BR> <BR> 10 Minute Jump Start Cardio Workout! <BR><BR>il <BR> .asp?video=87 <BR> <BR> <BR> Toady is 12th January and I managed to get this done with a few modiifications but I did it. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:41:23 EST Hi everyone Hi I am Paula and I live in England and determined that 2013 is going to the year I win the battle of the bulge. <BR> I am working on getting exercise done every day so this team will be great for me. <BR> <BR> I have a few mobility problems so modify exercise to suit what I am able to do. I do chair exercises and do what I can standing up, getting down on the floor is not an option for me so I find other ways of doing exercises when they are floor ones. <BR> <BR> I am starting today so see... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:13:29 EST New member, new attitude Hello, my name is Michelle and I am from Kentucky. Been 40 years of being unmotivated and unchallenged. I know this doesnt change over night, but starting with small changes, like 5 minutes a day is a small step in the right direction for me. Kicking off my new attitude and new out look is somehing of a challenge in itself, as I always been able to fall back into my quite existence and blend in. No more, I want to stand out! Not in a bad way, in the fun, active, lovin life kind of way. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:27:29 EST New to the team Hello my name is Maria and I am new to this site. This looked like a <BR> I am up for challenges, what is going on with this team? Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:27:06 EST Just dropping in to say hello Hi everyone, <BR> I joined Sparks a week ago and I am so happy to find such a support tool. I've got my carbo spikes under control, now it is time to get exercising. I stumbled across this group and figured it would be a great way to start. Low impact workouts, building strength and stamina. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 15:39:29 EST Brinkly1 Hello all and happy new year! Joining today and so excited to see what the year brings for me in my jouney. I'm not looking for a skinny quick fix but a healthy way of life that will lead to a smaller me. will need all the help I can get. The spark people has a lot of information and I am learning more every time I log in. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:22:07 EST Rusty Haley Just signed on with SparkPeople. Looks like a friendly and well organized site. I am looking forward to making progress on my 2013 goals. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 19:06:49 EST new to this challenge This looks like just the right challenge at just the right time. I have been offline and off track for a long time. I think I can commit to 5 min. a day to help me get back <em>381</em> on track. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 03:08:37 EST Greetings from Florida Happy New Year to all! I am joining this team to give me an extra edge on my daily workouts. Although I do great Mon through Thurs at the gym, I know I need to add some challenges. <BR> <BR> I'm ready...bring it on!!! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:47:11 EST hello from Michigan Hi everyone joined sparkpeople in 2009 and I am still the same weight tired of being unhealthy looking for motivation, 5 minutes sound like a good way to stay motivated! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 19:56:16 EST What would you do with 5 more minutes each day? Walk outside more Fri, 7 Dec 2012 22:53:39 EST Hello Hi I am new. I really struggle to get exercise into my daily life so I like the idea of this team. I look forward to getting to know you all :) Tue, 4 Dec 2012 04:55:42 EST New Member needs Motivation Hello Team, <BR> <BR> I joined Spark about two months ago and haven't really gotten used to working with this yet. I'm having trouble responding to e-mails and I need to find those on line tutorials about how to navigate this program. <BR> <BR> I like your team idea of a 5 minute daily challenge which sounds manageable and can help me focus on getting on track. <BR> <BR> I'm not motivated to keep up with an exercise routine and, quite frankly, I don't have confidence that I can lose weigh... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 23:09:43 EST Keep on keeping on Couldn't get out of bed for three or four days. Spent the time feeling guilty and making promises to myself about what I was going to do tomorrow, then feeling guilty about not doing THAT. Woke up today ready to go and did half an hour of exercise. I guess it was one of my depressive sessions. I wasted all that guilt. I could have used it for robbing a bank or something. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:11:17 EST VIDEO of the week (Click the hand) There is also a picture in the team photos right under the "huddle now" button. <BR> <BR> I would love it if you all gave this weeks video a view- you can "Click the hand" on the team page or this week I'll leave it here:) <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:37:43 EST ?of the week-Have you ever had an A-HA moment? This weeks question is about PATIENCE and UNDERSTANDING. I think when we "mature" and grow intellectually is when a collection of thoughts and things we have learned can come together into an understanding. Or better, like this quote says: <BR> <BR> "Some people think maturity is to do with age. In fact maturity are those who have learned from their mistakes, have a better vision in life and understanding."~Chee Vai Tang <BR> <BR> Patience is best explained by the photo of the week:) <BR> ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:33:54 EST NEW ACCOUNT HI EVERYONE MY NAME IS SHEMIKA,MY USERNAMES USED TO BE BABYGIRL2413 BUT I HAD TO MAKE ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:57:49 EST Click on the hand 10/30 Kindness goes a long way!! <BR> <BR> Just go to the team page and click on the picture of the hand for the video of the week. <BR> Also under the huddle now button is team photos for this weeks pic. <BR> Please feel free to share one of your own! <BR> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> And oh! If you didn't see the link from the ? of the week thread, here it is: <link> </link> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:50:45 EST ?of the week-Your last act of random kindness? When was the last time you gave the gift of kindness? Sometimes it happens so often that we don't even notice that it's being done for you or that you've done something for someone else. There are MANY little things in life that can make someones day. <BR> For me, the last one I remember that STANDS out- since like I said, it really does happen so often we don't notice- was about 2 weeks ago. I was at the bowling alley and a young boy was walking along and his foot caught the lip of the carpe... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:44:53 EST Just Fat Hello everyone my name is Chantyle. I am a 36 year old mother who is obese. My goal is to lose weight. Well I need to lose 45 pounds by Oct. 2013. I'm praying for you also that you reach your goal. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:25:56 EST HI JUST joined Daily Challenge! <em>224</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:48:23 EST Hello I'm new I am retired now and trying to get some of the weight off. Hope this helps Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:08:07 EST Hello Everyone Hi Everybody, I am new to the team. <BR> I am with spark people for a while now. I am just looking for new things keep me going further. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:07:44 EST Click on the hand 10/16 If you are on the team page just click the picture of our team photo (hand in the sky) and it will bring you to the video of the week. <BR> I just love the rose @ 4:10 <BR> I just love this one all together:) <BR> <BR> P.S. Also have photo of the week when you click on photos right under the huddle now button!! <em>214</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:22:45 EST ?of week-How do you get relief from a bad day? So I would really like to know since finally the day is ending for me and it wasn't the best day. First off I lost the diamond in my wedding band (found it-see my blog) then my kitty was scratching the edge of the bed and I peeked my head to look at him and he thought I was playing and jumped up and attacked my head and swiped my cheek deep enough to draw blood. Then I got a disappointing call from my lawyer. And on top of it all my protruding discs in my neck were screaming with every turn- ... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 02:11:32 EST Hi Hi, I'm Becky and I'm 28 years old. I work full time and go to school part time. I gained a tremendous amount of weight and became extremely depressed as a result. I want the old me back! I joined SparkPeople because it's different than all the other online fitness tools. I need to lose about 25 lbs. Any motivational tips are greatly appreciated. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:12:49 EST Question from a newbie! Am I understanding correctly that the daily exercises posted for us to do......we are to do them for 5 minutes each??? <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:33:45 EST New picture and video-Click on the hand:) Some of you may know I like to add a video of the week plus a photo in team photos. <BR> Right under the "huddle" button it says see all team blogs, links, photos etc. That is where you can see pics. Post one too if you like! <BR> <BR> And if you click on the team icon picture you will be brought to the video of the week. <BR> Hope you like! <BR> ~Lisa Tue, 2 Oct 2012 03:31:30 EST ?of the Week-What movie or book has inspired you? Sometimes I think we need to see things right in front of us. Watch someone go get their about winning the fight. Or a book or a movie just put things in a way to where we finally say "Oh I get it now!!" <BR> <BR> I had one book in particular that changed my life. "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey <BR> And it was one of those "co-incidental" situations. You know, I heard someone talk about it on t.v., then walked by it at the dept. store, then it ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 03:28:17 EST Weigh in day for me. lost 1.4lbs. considering i only stayed within my calories two times this week and only workout 4 days instead of 6. that is pretty good. im happy with it and hope to do better this week. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 07:50:35 EST Tracking for a child My sister has recently joined sparkpeople and has a very over weight child as well. He is 11 years old. Does anyone know if there is a way to track his food, activity, and things like that. We are concerned for his health and since this is such a great sight for me we were hoping spark had a family tracker or something. If it does could you explain how to set it up. I would appreciate it thank you. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:52:58 EST Hello Everyone Hi im new here to this team and pretty new to spark people. I have been here for a week and a half. Sunday's i weigh in and I have lost almost 5lbs in my first week. So im pretty happy with my success. My name is Amber im 25. I live with an amazing man and our daughter who is 9months old now. I am always looking for friends and support and always here who need the same from me. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:22:15 EST Friends How do go about getting friends on the spark page <em>33</em> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:18:04 EST depression When i get depressed i eat more but then sometimes i don't eat enough. Whats up,with that Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:16:47 EST Click on the hand 9/25 If you click the pitcure of the team icon-(the hand) it is the video of the week. And my wish for you all;) <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 02:49:43 EST ?week-What life lesson would u like to pass down? If there was one thing that you've learned in life so far which lesson would you like to be sure your children or people you care about to know? <BR> <BR> “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” <BR> ~ Forest E. Witcraft <BR> <BR> This may be a hard one for some. It is true that we never stop learning and sometimes ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 02:47:06 EST Finally Here! Hello! After 30m minutes of reading FAQ's I think I finally figured out how to post. New to SP and need to be accountable for my daily exercise. Not a big fan of any type of workout, but I do have a rebounder and numerous DVD's to do. I know I need to get my rear in gear but with just me and the kids at night, it's hard to find the time! I am an accountant and my days are mentally exhausting. My company owns 49 Dunkin Donut stores, so I have the daily temptation of donuts in our break r... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:06:58 EST Spent hours making video instead of working out LOL but it's fun. Check it out. Its my blog today "WARNING: This is not inspirational! Just fun;)" <BR> Good for at least a smile:) <BR> ~Lisa Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:32:47 EST Hi Everyone! Hi! I am new to the team, have been on SP for almost 2 months now and am liking it so far. I thought this would be a good team to join to keep things varied and interesting, and of course to keep me accountable to exercising! :) I look forward to chatting with everyone :) Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:13:36 EST dalton,ga does anyone live in the dalton area? Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:37:29 EST Need help I, very new to the team and really don't know whati'm supposed to do. Please help. <em>304</em> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:18:15 EST Click on the hand 9/18/12 On the main team page click on the hand icon and it's this weeks video;) It's all about the little things in life!! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:19:36 EST ? this Week-What 5 little things make u happy? I know we all have WAY more than 5 right? But just off the top of your head, list 5 random little things in life that make you happy <em>334</em> No particular order:) <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> <BR> 1. my childrens laughter <BR> 2. sitting watching the ocean waves in Oceanside, CA or any ocean haha <BR> 3. my kittycats purring <BR> 4. my husbands eyes, smell, kiss, etc. etc. <BR> 5. the sound of rain (I'm in AZ-don't get much of that here) <BR> <BR> Oh boy could I go on and on and on... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:16:49 EST HELLO I am new here Hi everyone my name is Tathy49 and I am trying to not only get down to a haelthy weight , but to find myself too. I think I lost myself long time ago , I have aways take care of my family as a single mom and somehow I neglected who need it the most care ... Me ! Now I found myself unhappy with how I feel and very uncomfortable with myself , before my weight was my security blanket or at least that is what I told myself as my reasons of why I had put on weight , but now I don't feel like this ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:42:38 EST Another n00b Here!!! Hello everyone! I joined the site SparkPeople because I find it motivates me to stick to my diet and exercise plan when I'm held accountable by others, whether online or not. :) So yeah, this group seemed good, so I joined...thought it would be cool to talk to like-minded people about what's challenging me. Like right now, having a BAD case of the munchies. ha ha! <BR> <BR> Trying to turn this <em>480</em> into this <em>319</em> , ya know?! Thu, 13 Sep 2012 01:16:05 EST Click on the hand Video for you! Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:07:42 EST Karenlunk I exercise but I am an asthmatic and its hard for me to do certain things so this may be what i need. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:41:39 EST Finally on the Mend Now that I am feeling better I am ready to begin a more serious exercise plan. <em>244</em> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 12:19:34 EST ? of the week- What makes you feel beautiful? What makes me feel beautiful? <BR> <BR> The love from God always. <BR> And sometimes when my husband looks me in eye and we lock stares-every once in awhile without him even saying a word I can see his true and deep love for me and I feel beautiful. I don't even think about what I'm wearing, or if I have make up on or what size I am. <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> What about you? Could be a favorite outfit, your beloved pet, getting a massage or going to the salon... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 11:58:27 EST Now is the time Hi I have been off and on Spark for a few years now but this time I am going to take full advantage of all that Spark has to offer and encourage. This time I gave a goal. ..42 lbs by the time I turn 42 in February. Now dropping 42 lbs might be a bit to extreme and would put me back at my college weight when I worked out twice a day 5 days a week. I will settle with going from a heavy size 12 to an easy size 6. There are other goals that I hope to achieve by the magical 42. Quit smoking.... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 21:12:14 EST Hi, new here Hello everyone. I am Selena. I am 37 married with 3 kids. I am on a quest to be a healthy and better Selena. I had problems with depression in the past. My goal is to find inner peace, to love myself, to eat healthy, and get fit. Mon, 3 Sep 2012 23:33:46 EST Haylie! New Here Hey I am new here! I am trying to lose 55 pounds and I think that this forum will help me with it. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 18:45:14 EST Did you know.... Did You Know This About Water? <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. <BR> <BR> 2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger. <BR> <BR> 3. Even MILD dehydration will slow down one's metabolism as much as 3%. <BR> <BR> 4. One glass of water successfully shut down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters in a University of Washington research study. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:52:01 EST September 1 = Day 1 Another first - but I am encouraged by this sight and beleive this could be the one. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:42:34 EST Hi There! Looking forward to getting to talk to you all and follow through with this new journey! Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:19:18 EST hey there! Hi everyone! Just thought I would take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Kayla, hailing from Terre Haute, IN. I'm currently balancing graduate school, my new life with my fiance, and a healthy lifestyle. My current goal is to just become more healthy, in both my body and my mind. I'd love to become more active around the forums, but I'm kinda shy, so give me time! I hope to get to know you guys and make a few friends! <BR> <BR> -Kayla Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:38:40 EST Ready, Set... YOIKS! Hi Everyone! I am new to SparkPeople but not to losing weight. It's been a battle that's been more lost than won. I actually gave up for quite a long while. Now, I am entering senior citizenship... BLEH...what a nasty thing to have to admit. :( But, I don't want to go on feeling so overweight and miserable.) I have fought a death threatening cancer issue TWICE and I don't want a THIRD. So I have switched to organic foods, throwing out the sugars, all refined flours and eating LOTS of... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:54:47 EST Just joined this morning...any suggestions? Hi - I just joined and am anxious to get started. I did a short strength training workout this morning and would really appreciate any guidance any of you can offer...want to reach my goal. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Wanda Mon, 27 Aug 2012 10:41:37 EST Hello My Name is Christina My Name is Christina an I wanted to introduce myself to everyone. I hope this finds you well I'm here to learn effect exercise tips to get fit and healthy again in my life. :) Fri, 24 Aug 2012 03:23:58 EST Hi I am Shannon Hello, I am Shannon, I live in Texas. I am trying to lose 36 pounds by April. I want to do this for me. I am 43 years old and I can do this, with help. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:41:38 EST 1 week in, 4 pounds down Hey guys! My name is Maggie, I am 27 and am trying to take a few pounds off and then most important, maintain that new weight, which always seems to be my hardest part! I just created my profile and started a blog today, so feel free to check it out, chat and share your stories with me! =) Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:04:35 EST Two and a half years - Let the change begin! This will be the last time that I "start over" on my weight loss journey. The way I see it if I don't get results or don't have a "perfect" day, I will just chuck it up to the experience and keep going. I have committed to myself for the next 2.5 years to change my body. Wish me luck! Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:13:27 EST Honey benefits Honey is good for a lot of things. <BR> It's a natural sweetner <BR> It has antifungal Properties <BR> Honey works well for burns and cuts do to its antibacterial properties. <em>4</em> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 01:05:40 EST Forum motivation I like this very much. My daughter called me today and was very excited to tell me about this site and told me to go on because it will motivate you mommy. I think with a forum also gives that urge to speak with other member to see what they are doing to stay healthy and their 5 minute daily challeng and diet and so on. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:58:03 EST In MUCH NEED of motivation & support Hi, I am Bri, I am 19 years old & a mother of 1. <BR> Before i got pregnant i weighed 127lbs, my weight when i found out i was pregnant was 134lbs & my weight when i was 9 months pregnant was, 168 at the highest. After i gave birth to my daughter Ryleigh, i was able to breast feed for 3 weeks till my milk supply decreased. i lost about 40lbs and weighed about 145lbs... <BR> I know this is a lot to take in, but i now weigh 160.. and i am super depressed about my body, my weight and this one of... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:18:05 EST Hello Everyone Hi!! I'm new to all this but hopefully this time I will lose weight and be healthy!! I'm a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 5. I work full time and I'm still going to school. I will be graduating this fall. Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:05:44 EST I would like to apologize I am not able to do my part on my goals since friday of last week.. I have a very bad infection in my face... and it progressed to the point that i was hospitalized on saturday face on the left was the size of a soft ball.. my lips were 3 times their normal size... my nose 2 times its normal size and my life eye was almost swollen shut.. and by saturday evening I had to have surgery to put in a drainage tube to relieve the pressure and posion that was collecting in my face.. I wa... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 20:54:32 EST Just me! :) Hey y'all! My name's Melody, I'm 20, and I'm looking to get fit! I'm currently about 170-175, and I'm 5'6" tall. I work retail, 40+ hours a week, no kids, and not currently in school. Trying to hit the gym for one session a day, at least 30 minutes at a time, but it's hard. Any support would be much appreciated, I'd love to talk to someone who knows what this journey is like. Also, any runners/joggers who have tips would be AWESOME, trying to slowly but surely get into the sport. Thank you! Sat, 4 Aug 2012 02:44:37 EST weight loss Hi, I begin again. i WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL THIS TRIP AND i NEED TO DRINK THAT WATER Thu, 2 Aug 2012 14:10:49 EST Breaking the cycle... Well, I promised myself to dive in and write something and make myself more open to the struggle. I have always been a keep to myself kind of person that from time to time can put on the party hat and be the center of attention. Partly because that is all I do at work is to be that guy out front giving direction and partly because of the stigma of being that guy that is large, I am talking large. <BR> My goals are simple. Lose weight and break away from living behind locked doors, realis... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 00:11:14 EST How do I use this 5 minute daily challenge feature Help please. I am not sure how to use this feature. Where is the challenge for the day? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:52:04 EST daily challenge my daily challenge was to walk a miles and i did and i feel so good did not get tired. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:37:28 EST Introduction Hi Sparkpeople I'm so glad to be part of the family. I need some help with my weight. I'm little shy. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:15:23 EST Hi! Hello! New to the team. I've been trying to live a healthier life, and started tracking what I ate in May, and joined SP in June or so. I've lost 9 pounds since May, so it's coming off, but really slowly. <BR> I am a vegan, so I eat healthy foods, I walk my dogs (most days) 3-6 miles. I do yoga twice a week, but I want to add a little more. <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:25:02 EST new here Hi I'm hoping to get motivated to exercise here Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:57:35 EST I'm new! My name is Natalie, I'm married to Barry and we have 3 boys, 20, 18, and 15. I'm a stay at home mom who has chosen to home school her children. My oldest graduated Dec. 2009, My 18 yr. old graduated May of this year and my 15 yr. old will start school as a Freshman this year. My long term goal is to lose 100 pound but my short term would be to lose 50. Surely I can do at least 5 min. of exercise a day. I will try to do more! Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:54:18 EST IN IT TO WIN IT HI !!! IM KATRINA AND I AM HERE TO GET THE WEIGHT OFF ONCE AND FOR ALL...I JUST HAD MY LAST CHILD FOUR MONTHS AGO AND IM READY TO LOOK AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL AGAIN...I HAVE A GOAL IN MIND OF 6 LBS A MONTH.. I LOOKING FOR ANY ADVICE ON WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE I CAN DO WITHOUT A GYM MEMBERSHIP OTHER THAN WALKING....? Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:43:18 EST I am Re sparking & have osteoarthritis A Native New Yorker, currently retired with 26 years of faithful service from the U.S. Navy, My name is Patrica, the Visionary of Cover-Up Ministry where total health management is my business…first natural then spiritual. CoverUpMinistry stresses that God wants us whole in every area of our life. I am also a licensed Evangelist through Visionaries In Covenant, Inc. I am a mentor, an author, coach, friend, and mother to two adult sons, and pre­-teen son. I can be found actively serving at P... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:30:28 EST this is a reachable goal i like the 5 minute exercise challege because once i get into the exercise i want to do more. i am already over my exercise time for the week. i started 3 days ago and i ve done 10 minutes 15 minutes 12 mintes 20 minutes and a 12 minute workout all in the last 3 to 4 days. im excited yeah for me Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:00:39 EST New To 5 Min. Challenge Team! I'm new and signing up for this challenge! I need some variety in my exercise routine. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:20:09 EST New to the team but not to SP I've been MIA from Sparks People for about 2 years. I'm back and ready to work toward my goals - loosing 15-20 pounds, running 10 K's in 50 mins and achieving 15 push-ups. Looking forward to connecting with people and reach my goals. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:07:50 EST Hi Hi I'm new to the team . Iam Jennifer from Georgia and I have 2 beautiful children and I'm married for 9years I think this challenge is good for me I can handle five minutes. I hope to meet some friends along the way. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 09:43:46 EST Weight loss journey Hi everyone, <BR> This is my second day on Sparkpeople. My journey to weight loss has not been an easy one. At thirteen, I join Weight Watchers where I weigh in at an astonishing 264. I lost a good 40 pounds but I always felt like I was starving. Upon entering high school, the weight slowing came back on. In 2010, my mom became extremely sick with cancer. She was only given a few months to live. In that time frame, I decided to start eating better and going to the gym. Sadly, my mom passed i... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:18:18 EST WHOOPS SOMEHOW I made multiple topics. Sorry! Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:45:05 EST why do I sabotage my own goals Hi all I have just signed up to the site and it looks great and look forward to trying the old fashioned calorie counting and exercise method of controlling my weight I am about 180 and 5'6 and need to drop about 2 / 3 stone. Would like to have this done by May next year when my brother gets married in Cyprus and I am a bridesmaid (eek). <BR> <BR> I want to be healthy and have a strong body not just a stick insect so once I drop a few pounds via cardio I will add weights to tone up and get ... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:28:44 EST Hi i am new Hello my name is melinda 38 yrs old marryed with 2 kids, 20 and 13 yrs old. I havecbeen on this ire tracking my activity andvit ashelped so much. I just started to exsercise 2 months ago. I have had 18 surgerys and alot of them on my knees. I have arthritis that is causeing my bones to chip off so i have for. Very long timevlet the pain control my life. But now i want to get healthy i ave so far lost 3 inches to my waist, 1 in in my arm. I ave been doing reistance band workout every morn... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:59:41 EST I'm ready to lose 150lbs and get healthy , Hi I'm Sarah , just joined this , im on this for help to lose 150lbs , I lost six stone after having my son and I have put 4 stone of that weight back on in 2 years , and I've had enough of it now , so time to lose weight and feel gorgeous and healthy again Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:55:46 EST Hello SparkPeople! I just joined the site. It's been working out for my friend so I thought I'd join up as well. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:30:58 EST Failure makes me stronger Mother of two wants to take control of her life! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 01:19:10 EST Hey Everyone! Hey everyone! My name is Ashley. I have been on multiple times and always give up because I just don't get the help I need. <BR> <BR> Hopefully this time around, that will change. Anyways, a bit about me :) <BR> <BR> I am 24 on Tuesday July 10th, I will be 25. <BR> I weigh 230.6 pounds (Just found this out when I had to go to the doctor for bronchitis last week) <BR> I have a wonderful 4 almost 5 year daughter (who her doctor told me she was over weight as well - talk ab... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:01:11 EST Hello....New to SparkPeople Hi, I just wanted to say Hi to everyone and Ive decided to take this 1st step to trying to lose weight and become part of something bigger....I would love the encouragement and I would also like to try to encourage others too....excited about being on here..If anyone has any suggestions for just starting off on this site, please let me know. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 10:06:01 EST Reached My Limit Hi, my name is Julie and I live in Southern California. I just joined Spark People and am learing my way around I never had a weight problem until my late 30s early 40s when I gained 30 lbs. I was able to lose it using an early plan of Weight Watchers. In my late 40s I had a series of lifte events happen to me and the way I coped was to eat. The problem was that I did not stop when I gained 30 lbs. this time. I kept going and going until I weigh 280 lbs. at 56 years old. I just complete... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 08:31:11 EST Hello everyone Hello, <BR> My name is Roberta Gabriel and I am a wife, mom and grandmother who resides in the state of North Carolina. I originally hail from Pittsburgh, PA and I discovered Sparks because of my friend, Sue, whom I volunteer with at Iredell Christian Ministries. I enjoy meeting people. singing, reading, cooking, acting, and bowling to name a few things and I really love spending time with my family and the grandchildren as well as spending time with my church family. I have a passion concern... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:12:15 EST I'm Determined!!!! Hi, I'm Laura from hot & humid Louisiana. I've already lost 19 lbs. but have at least 50 more to go. I need to be challenged AND encouraged. I tend to be a "little" lazy. :-) Thu, 5 Jul 2012 16:19:56 EST I am Dedicated! This time I am going to do it. I am going to loose the weight, I am going to reach my goal of 22 bmi. I am going to keep the weight off and not allow it to creep back in. I am going to achieve my goals. This time I am going to use Spark to get encouragement when I need it most. A big thanks to all those that are going to help me get to my goal. Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:25:35 EST mamitalinda i hope i don't quit this program because i want to lose weight Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:58:54 EST mamitalinda i hope i don't quit this program because i want to lose weight Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:55:33 EST Hello, im new here and a little scared Hello, my name is Kirsten. I am a 33yr old stay at home mom of a soon to be 5yr old who will be starting kindergarten in August. Im nervous about that, she is my only one, my miracle. I am also worried and nervous about my weight and my health. I had been on spark before and stop coming everyday for a while and when i got the news that my cholesterol was high and my tryglecerides were extremely high that was when I new I needed to do something and joined spark again. Im a slow learner on lear... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 13:59:55 EST Introduction Hello everyone <BR> I am a single mom of two kids. My weight increased due to stress and emotional eating, I originally lost my pregnancy weight. I am older now and find it so much harder to loose weight now. <BR> I started on spark people about a month ago. I have slowly been trying to loose weight. I started with a diet change two months ago and than incorporated fitness. I was very out of shape so started with walking. <BR> While my son was still in school I walked 5 miles every morni... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:20:38 EST New I'm new to this challenge...sounds like fun...will keep me going <em>30</em> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:46:25 EST I am overwhelmed Hello everyone, my name is Jo and I am overwhelmed by the amount of useful information in SparkPeople. I joined several weeks ago and I did not come back until today. I really need to lose weight and I feel that this website can help me. I have ADHD and I'm aware that it will be a struggle for me to be consistent but I'll do my best. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:39:58 EST I'm here and I'm not going anywhere HELLO EVERYONE. I'm here until I reach my goal. So, If I start to whine or pout about how hard this is, just slap me and tell me to buck up. Nothing is easy in life....except putting on the pounds. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:38:54 EST I Need Spark Friends To Keep My Accountable!!! Hi, I'm trying yet again to hopefully lose the extra weight for good, and make a healthy lifestyle change!! I can use all the help I can get to stay accountable and make this really happen for good!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:12:13 EST Hi there New to this site....hoping to make friends that can help me meet my health goals Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:06:51 EST just starting my journey here Hello everyone. My name is Laurel. I have decided to start the program and join the community. I decided that Monday will be my first day. This way I can plan my food, explore all the different things on the site and be ready to succeed. I was doing another program and lost about 80 pounds. I still have over 100 that I want to lose. I was stressing so much because I had stayed at the same weight for a few months. I have decided that it is time for a change. I need to have something that fits ... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 21:43:56 EST Hiii from Katie in Germany Hi there! I am studying abroad in Germany, and will be back in CA soon! The year has been awesome, but I have spent a lot of time indoors or sitting around, making me lazy and tired...Now I really want to strengthen my legs and lose weight in my tummy! I have been working with kids off and on, and will be getting my teaching credential next year, so I'd really like to feel able to run around and play with the kids more! Plus, I really feel like I am at my prime age-wise, and I do not think i... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:14:12 EST Hello Hello. I'm Vinia from Michigan. I'm 31, I've never been married, but currently have a boyfriend, and I have no kids. I've been overweight since I was 8 years old and i'm just looking to change that. My highest weight was back in 2006 when I was at 283. I think my last weight in was 209. So i'm just hoping to find support and maybe speed up the process a little. I'm really looking forward being 130 lbs. I'm not sure I understand exactly how this spark team works...? How do you find out what th... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 09:26:17 EST Hello.... Hi, I am Linda . New to the group Wed, 20 Jun 2012 06:20:21 EST Just signed up I got on the scale today only to discover that I had gained the 30 pounds I lost over the past year! I am sure I have done this countless times. I am just so wanting this cycle to end! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 05:42:02 EST New to the Team & Ready to Play Hey all, <BR> <BR> I'm 31 with a pain condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia. I'm usually medicated or in pain and it has made for a chubbier and unhappy me. Trying to regain control and confidence and I'm hoping to find help using this site, participating in team forums, and staying focused. Look forward to making progress with you all &#9829; Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:55:22 EST Hay ppl Hi am really looking forward to the challenges. Hoping they will help me stay focused. I am pretty sedentary so getting up and moving for 5mins will help motivate me to keep moving. About me: I have 2 kids a boy 6 and a girl 2 I am a stay at home mom with a skinny husband who is always gone (cant stand to sit still I on the other hand do not have that I like to cookand love to eat. But I am changing my diet and my menu. (Not telling the hubby about the change hes a meat and... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 04:23:47 EST New to the team Hi everyone <BR> <BR> Been on SP for about a month and am doing pretty good I lost 13 lbs so far which is amazing to me. <BR> About the time I started I also stopped smoking and then found out I have mild emphensensa. So I have to start off a lot easier on exercising than I was hoping I could. So this team and challenges are great. I have a hard time doing the strentgh or streaching exercises so this will get me on line to actually doing that. <em>252</em> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 02:29:31 EST Hello SparkPeople I am new, just joined this evening. I was introduced to this site by a good friend. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 23:10:16 EST I`m a newbie too Hi Everybody <BR> I am 60 years old and I live in France. <BR> I am THE Miss Flabby. <BR> Any sort of exercise would help me but I have Rhum. Arthritis so it is difficult <BR> but I could put myself out for 5 minutes which I am sure it would help. <BR> Dreaming of being Miss France one day so keep the exercises coming. <BR> Love Babs Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:27:31 EST Hello everyone, My first time on this web page and it seems it will be very helpful :).. Any success stories with this website? Fri, 15 Jun 2012 11:20:03 EST First challenge completed! It was harder than I thought, but a good kind of hard. :) Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:13:50 EST New to site and team :) This is my first attempt at weight loss through an online source. They say that 422nd time is the charm. :) Sooooo... here we go! Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:07:16 EST New Member! I need support. This place seems to have everything I want. I think I will be able to find everything I need on this site, and I am especially excited for this team because 5 minutes is such a small amount of time that there is absolutely no reason to fail to at least attempt the challenge. Hope I can find some good friends here! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:29:08 EST Need Motivation Hello everyone, my name is Jessica and I am a nursing student. I graduate in May 2013 and get married in September 2013. I would like to lose at least 30 pounds before my wedding day. I am a type of person who needs motivation and a support buddy. If any of you are willing to be my support, just add me or message me. Thank you. Have a wonderful day. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 03:39:09 EST I am new here I am new here and have 40 pounds to lost .I am close to 75 years old in very good health no medecine to take and want that 40 out from me Thank you for helping me Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:29:53 EST I'm a new member Hi, my name's Darlene and I just became a new member. I've been battling with my weight for about 10 years now and I'm tired of losing the fight. I need encouragement and daily challenges. This time I will succeed. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:10:30 EST New to the team I am new here and hoping to be able to get a good jump start on loosing the 52 lbs I need to loose. I think the 5 minute challenges will be perfect to fit into my busy schedule between work and caring for my elderly grandmother. <em>249</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 14:58:06 EST Ready to Shed!!! Hey all! I am brand new to this site, but I have just come out of 3 months of using Weight Watchers Plus online (and had the iPhone app). I had some success with it, I lost a whole 15 lbs in 3 months lol... it did work for me, when I stuck to it. That's the biggest problem I have is sticking to a program. I am 28 years old, married last September, and I was at my heaviest the day I got married... a whopping 186 lbs, for a tiny 5'1 frame! I am ready to be in baby making mode, but in order... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 10:46:09 EST No more excuses I'm new to this site and to the idea of joining an online-support community for help and motivation. I have some medical issues that limits my activity level and take medications that cause weight gain. I've gained 55 pounds over the last few years and have used my limitations as an excuse. Finally I have decided to make the commitment to do something. NO MORE EXCUSES! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 02:37:31 EST New to the Team Need the Challenges Hi, I'm Janna and have been with SP before but got to where it was more about seeing the amount of daily points I could get rather than my health. Coming back with a new attitude and for me not anyone or anything else. Ready for the challenges daily and to take them on. <em>104</em> Mon, 4 Jun 2012 05:10:51 EST The struggle I have been trying to lose weight for quite sometime now and I really I feel that I should'nt be in this predicament because I have a lot of knowledge in this area. I believe that I am lazy and allow myself to come up with excuses as to why I am not going to excercise today. I think I need a partner that will be committed with me. HELP! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:14:30 EST Diane Hi everyone---i'm a 62 year old and have some medical issues that has kept my weight up and with hardly no excercise and no self estime i'm almost at my wits end. I hope this will be an encouragement for me so I can complete my goal. <BR> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 00:37:00 EST Starting - Again Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to introduce myself to the Spark group! Okay, so this has to be that __th time that I have tried to get back into being fit. Last time I did this, I got down to 126! That was mainly due to eating healthy, noting what I ate, and working out. <BR> <BR> Now, I am almost 153 and am feeling really crappy about myself. I am looking for some support from like minded people. The hardest thing that I am finding right now is that I tend to eat a lot of junk when I... Thu, 31 May 2012 22:07:58 EST Hi! I'm new to this site but I am really excited.. Hello everyone! Tue, 29 May 2012 03:53:09 EST New to sparkpeople Hello everyone! Im new to this, trying to figure out where to start! Finally deciding its time to do this for ME! My goal is to lose 20lbs over the next 6-8 months.... Need to figure out a balance with excercise and 4 kids (one of them being a newborn). Its hard to break out of the routine Ive been in for the last several years... Need to kick the laziness and get my butt moving! <BR> <BR> I know what I NEED to do, its just a matter of finding the will power to do it LONG TERM! I want this ... Sun, 27 May 2012 23:34:18 EST Motivation I want to lose weight and exercise more, but I need support from others. I am 68 years old and in fairly good health, but can't seem to keep motivated for the long haul. Sun, 27 May 2012 16:01:58 EST Hi, I am MamaSheddinFat! Nice to meet all of you! I started my weight loss journey on October 3, 2011 and have since lost 81 lbs! I still have 197 more to lose to hit my goal weight. My first goal is to lose 100lbs by 6/26, my 44th birthday...and I just may make it!!! So happy! I hope to reach final goal by my 45th! <BR> Would love to get to know all of you, and help support you. Fri, 25 May 2012 23:17:48 EST Hello! I'm new! Hi! My name is Michelle, I'm 24 yrs old. I need a buddy that will keep me encouraged to workout. I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I want to change that. But I know in order to do that I need someone to encourage me to stick with a good workout. I want to lose weight, eat better and workout daily. I have asthma so it's hard to do a lot of stuff and being over-weight makes it harder. I want that to change! Sat, 19 May 2012 13:33:19 EST Howdy Um. Not sure what else to say. New to this whole SparkPeople thing, so, of course to all the Teams and Forums. Looking to loose a little weight, improve overall health. Managed to loose a little over 50# on my own, but then plateaued and gained about 20 back. Hoping all the motivational stuff and additional information will help get back on track. :) Sun, 13 May 2012 12:57:39 EST 2 words change 1 under fire Thu, 10 May 2012 14:34:27 EST My name is Irene and I want to ly ose weight. losing weight is not a easy. Keeping it off is harder. I need help and supprot Tue, 8 May 2012 17:26:20 EST I'm new to sparkpeople my name is glenda i just joined sparkpeople today i have looked looked over this site and i feel like this is the place for me to be Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:32:48 EST I am new as well I am new to this forum do you send out daily challenges or do we have to do something our selfs for 5 minutes a day . I like to be active . I live in Kansas married and have 3 grown children and 2 grand children. I work in a Latchkey program so I am with kid everyday. I would like to lose up to 40 lbs. and most importantly I would like to meet knew people. I just turned 51 in March looking forward to chatting with you all have a good evening. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:18:25 EST New to the team Hi! <BR> I'm new to the team and new to Spark People. I joined on Tuesday. I did Weight Watchers before so the tracking tools on this website are similar. I do much better when I track. I'm happy to be here. I've been looking for something that will work for me. Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:01:15 EST 5 minutes challenge help how to get started on beginner challenge Sat, 21 Apr 2012 10:59:27 EST hi i am new Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:05:03 EST New team member Good morning! I just got back on SP yesterday and came across this team today. My name is Beth and I am 30 years old.I live in Northwest Houston. I am currently at 215 lbs and would like to get back to 150. I look forward to getting to know everyone here. <em>30</em> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:06:32 EST new to the team! Have 'restarted' with SP this week. Doing OK so far, but need to gradually get into the exercise. Think this 5 minutes/day is totally doable! Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:16:34 EST new to the team! Have 'restarted' with SP this week. Doing OK so far, but need to gradually get into the exercise. Think this 5 minutes/day is totally doable! Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:15:06 EST Loving this but not Understanding IT! How come I'm not losing inches?. I am down 3 sizes, yet have only lost a few inches in my waist, hips and thighs. How can this be? <BR> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:18:22 EST New guy 4 kids a job and a wife that does not want me to leave her side.. 5 min might be all i have...glad i found this site Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:19:14 EST good evening Good evening everyone! My name is Lesslie, I have been at this for 2 wks now and I have dropped 6 pds . I love this site , Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:22:36 EST Down today, good day to find this group Hi. I'll keep it short. Usually I talk a lot. Thanks for the group. <BR> Autumn. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:55:10 EST Hello Hello, my name is Demetrice. I am 47 and I need to get healthy. I start exercising for a while and I do good and then I fall off again. I really have no support system. I need to learn how to put myself first for a change instead of always worrying about others. Im not say that worrying about others isnt good ............but Ive fallen and been pushed to the way side too long.......I want to get healthy to improve my health and to start enjoying life instead of letting it pass me le... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:29:27 EST I NEED SUGGESTIONS PLEASE! I cannot seem to meet my calorie or fiber needs. I have been here a month and everyday but 1 I have been under on both of these. I eat oatmeal, 100% Whole Wheat Bread, I drink a protein smoothie every morning. I eat 5-6 servings of veggies/fruits everyday. I don't know what else to do. If anyone has any low sodium suggestions please respond. I say low sodium bc I have high blood pressure. Thank you! <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:57:50 EST New here as of today Hello my name is Sylvia, I joined SP today,Today I decidedto finally do this.. I live a little out of town so I am going to do my grocery shopping(printed out my groc. list) tomorrow and I am starting on MONDAY..I am going to be asking for alot of moral support, advise and Ideas.Don't mean to sound "needy" but I have heard alot of good things about all of you Spark People..So I will look to you,for help on this new journey I am starting on..I Thank you before hand and hope that we can be frie... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 00:33:15 EST conquering challenges without making excuses Im joining for the 3rd time. I suffer with arhtritis and depression. I love healthy foods but also crave junk foods. Haven't met many foods I don't like. I gained 10 pounds over the winter months eating what my kids eat and staying inside during bad weather. Quite the bummer as I had been the same weight for almost ten years and was not satisfied but comfortable with it. Staying on track is quite the challenge especially at night when I'm used to having a sweet snack before bed. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:59:37 EST What if... We don't have the equipment in the day's challenge? Like for today, I don't have a ball. I probably won't have a ball any time soon. Is it easy to find replacement videos? Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:43:15 EST I'm lost HELP?????????? Where are the daily challenges posted? Mon, 20 Feb 2012 22:01:17 EST New New here. I'm a 48 yo woman looking for challenges on here. I have been on sparks for 3 weeks now have been doing 30 mins of cardio and 15 min of strength training daily and am dieting. I have a few health conditions which have lead me to begin ev=xercising agin, one being emphysema and asthma. I have to say my breathing has been much better since exercising. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:09:22 EST hi just starting just starting out know i can do it. am going to start walking a little everyday till i can go for 30 min.3 to 4 times a week change eating habits and get healthy <em>224</em> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 08:19:32 EST Clothes don't fit... It is telling. I can afford new clothes but don't like the way I look or feel. So I suppose five minutes a day is a good start! Let's see if I can catch on, SparkPeople! Sun, 5 Feb 2012 03:16:41 EST New Member Blessings to All <BR> <BR> I am new to the team and I am looking forward to taking on many new challenges. I a ready to get going... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 21:42:07 EST Ashley's starting over... Hey everybody my name is Ashley I've been a member for over a year and finally starting over after being lazy and quitting what I should of kept up with. This time I'm attempting with more attitude towards reaching my goals and coming out on top. I'd like to invite anyone who'd like to befriend me and help with the motivation something I constantly need on a daily basis. Thanks for listening wish everyone with the best of luck with your own personal goals. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:11:48 EST Ashley's starting over... Hey everybody my name is Ashley I've been a member for over a year and finally starting over after being lazy and quitting what I should of kept up with. This time I'm attempting with more attitude towards reaching my goals and coming out on top. I'd like to invite anyone who'd like to befriend me and help with the motivation something I constantly need on a daily basis. Thanks for listening wish everyone with the best of luck with your own personal goals. Sun, 15 Jan 2012 04:10:56 EST Trying hard I'm new Sparkspeople. I've tried to loose weight before and always quit. I don't want to quit this time!! <em>24</em> I hoping that joining here I might have help with some encouragement. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 20:22:32 EST I am new to the team Hi! My name is Keianna. I'm finally motivated to seriously start working toward my goal to lose weight. It was easier to work out as a team when I was a cheerleader in high school so maybe joining a different kind of team (now that I am a non-cheerleader college student) can help me stay motivated and continue to work toward my goal! Walking or running is a good way to clear my mind, so I will be doing wayy more of that! <BR> <em>331</em> <BR> No more excuses, its TIME for me to get to wor... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 09:11:33 EST Here I am so my husband loves his sparkpeople emails, etc....I plan to make this work and day 1 has begun. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 22:16:35 EST NEW TO THE TEAM i have been on sparkpeople for about 6 weeks. have been delaying coming up with a fitness plan. but now i am going to get serious. i realize i need to just suck it up and do it. so this is my first step to doing exercise besides walking. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 14:34:24 EST New team member will be glad to get a regular routine going!!!!!!!! <em>48</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 20:28:04 EST New Beginnings! Good morning everyone, i am new to the team and I am looking forward to new beginnings. Hope everyone is having a blessed morning. <em>306</em> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 09:42:24 EST help I am new here...where can i find the 5minute challenge for today...thanks a mil Fri, 2 Dec 2011 07:32:35 EST not much spark I signed up in September but didn't start yet. I'm not sure why. I lost 20lbs. through weight watchers before the summer and maintained that loss but have 30lbs. to go. I have lost my momentum and don't really have a support system or anyone in my life trying to lose weight. I am having a hard time motivating myself and feel sometimes overwhelmed and tired. I hate to say that I feel I don't believe I will ever be at the weight I want. I'm not sure what I need to do to turn my head around and... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:15:34 EST Hi everyone, new to team and new lifestyle change Hi, I joined sparkpeople years ago but never followed through. This time I finally realized that weight lose is a lot of hard work. Lots of minutes of exercise and eating right and counting calories. Weight lose is not an over night thing, it took a while to put on and it will take a while to take off but I find I am healthier because I am exercising now. <BR> <BR> Tired of pills, tired of depression, and tired of not liking myself. I graduated Graphic Design school in 2010 with a 3.94 GPA ... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:12:25 EST Hi , I am new to this team I am glad to have found this team because I love challenging myself everyday. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:37:31 EST New Here Hello all. I am new here and excited to be part of this team. The 5 minute daily challenge might be what I need to get me started. My goal is to loose about 30lbs. I have 13 yr. old twin daughters and a 10 yr. old son. My husband is wonderful and will help any way he can. Unfortunately, I need help/support from people who are going through the same thing. So, I am definitely up for any advise or friendly chit chat! I am also, looking to go back to school and work but I am going to try to make... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:09:16 EST Say One Positive Thing About Yourself. I think it very important to remember how important special we are. Please take a moment to share with us something special about you. <BR> <BR> I will start..I am smart Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:23:17 EST new here :) I'm very interested in what this SP Team has to offer, and to see what a daily 5 minute routine (on top of my regular exercise) can do for me. <BR> <BR> I look forward to being here, and I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! <BR> <BR> I'm a 24 year old fulltime worker and fulltime student. I have about 20 pounds to lose to get back to where I'm comfortable with my body, and yeah ... stuff! *waves* Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:20:16 EST points 7+5 Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:09:46 EST Im new to the team and sparkle hi everyone i would like help getting motivated Thu, 1 Sep 2011 13:40:04 EST Here we go again I find it very difficult to exercise. I have severe degenerative disc disease, steel plates, pins, and screws in my ankles. Do I have to exercise for this diet to work? Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:16:28 EST Hello :) Hi everyone, really new here. Trying hard to figure this all out and learning some awesome stuff along the way... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:06:46 EST Not really new to SP but re-born SP'er to speak Hello family, <BR> <BR> Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself...I'm De'Janiera, and I'm getting reacquainted with SP...I look forward to interacting with everyone Sat, 13 Aug 2011 20:59:05 EST