SparkPeople SP Class of October 12-18, 2008 Team Messageboard This team is for all members who joined SP from October 12-18, 2008. Welcome! SparkPeople SP Class of October 12-18, 2008 Team Messageboard Hello I am new to this team. So happy to be here. Working hard to lose the weight, this is a hard journey, I will not give up. I continue to try to move forward. I have 2 yorkies that make me laugh daily, and a supportive husband. I am a happy, blessed girl. Just need support to get these pounds off. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 10:58:41 EST hi hi, just stopping by to reintroduce myself. I've been away about 3 years now and still working towards reaching my goal - has been a long journey but worth it. feeling positive!! Sat, 24 Aug 2013 04:43:38 EST Are you BONUS SPINNING ON THE WHEEL?? Notice this last night Bonus SPIN at the end of your spark points page are you spinning ????? Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:37:51 EST DEE'S MOM!!!! ATTENTION: <BR> Just received a phone call from DEE. Her Mom had a stroke this morning. She said her dad heard a commotion around 5a.m. and found her on the floor unresponsive. <BR> Around 8:30 a.m. she was beginning to move one side a little and speaking some. <BR> <BR> Dee said she would try to give updates as she could...Please send out Prayers! <BR> <BR> Link to Dee's Page! <BR> <link><BR>E107 </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:32:56 EST Penny Jar Game Feb... Carry over 574.95 <BR> todays pts 146 <BR> total pts 146 <BR> total pennies 1.46 <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 12:47:23 EST Message from COACH JEN This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand. <BR> <BR> I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:55:47 EST SPCO DID WE GET OUR VEGGIES & FRUIT TODAY 2011 fruit 2-3 servings <BR> <BR> veggies 3 -5 servings Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:10:27 EST SPCO BREAKFAST CLUB? did we eat breakfast and was it healthy Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:07:56 EST SPCO JANUARY 2011 Penny Game Carry over <BR> <BR> todays pts <BR> total pts <BR> total pennies Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:59:12 EST SPCO HAPPY NEW YEAR HAPPY NEW YEAR also I am sorry but putting out the new posting for the year I want to start a challenge for January starting Mon the 3rd watch for the posting Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:56:35 EST SPCO LOG OUT POINTS How many pts did you get today Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:52:20 EST SPCO 2011 LOGIN PTS 2 Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:51:15 EST SPCO What are your plans for today ? today set up all my teams with new posting and visiting parents Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:50:21 EST SPCO Daily chat or hello 2011 hello New year and a new day Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:48:56 EST Merry Christmas and for those who dont I would like to wish all those who celebrate Christmas a very Merry one,, for all those who do not celebrate I wish you a great day enjoy Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:06:13 EST SPCO December Penny jar Game Carry over 482.53 <BR> <BR> today points <BR> total points <BR> <BR> pennies in Jar Tue, 30 Nov 2010 23:26:50 EST SPCO Words begin with the letter N November Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:35:07 EST SPCO November Penny Jar new month new game Mon, 1 Nov 2010 16:23:55 EST SPOC October Penny Jar CARRYOVER 397.65 <BR> <BR> TODAY POINTS <BR> TOTAL POINTS <BR> MONEY IN JAR <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:19:47 EST Hello everyone I am a mother of 4 children and I am still trying to get rid of the extra pounds that I gain from my last pregnancy.( I had twin girls and gained 50 pounds.) I lost 30 lb and left with 20 lb and it is not going away:( Mon, 20 Sep 2010 03:15:14 EST SPOC Sept penny jar carryover 355.19 <BR> <BR> today pts <BR> total pts <BR> pennies in jar Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:14:34 EST New goals Added a new goal get 500 sparks points which mean goodie points at the end of each month.. if you click on it at the end of the month YOU get these points <BR> <BR> Sept I am going to get rid of some goals and add new ones will send a new message <BR> <BR> where you can find this at the end of the team page Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:37:38 EST SPCO AUGUST Penny Jar Game carryover 311.23 <BR> <BR> todays pts <BR> total pts <BR> <BR> total amt in Jar for the month Sat, 31 Jul 2010 09:49:43 EST SPCO Any 3 Letter Words ate Sat, 3 Jul 2010 14:10:15 EST SPCO DAILY did you Track fitness pts on SPARKS yes Sat, 3 Jul 2010 14:06:38 EST SPCO JULY Penny Jar carryover 268.24 <BR> <BR> today points 136 <BR> total points 136 <BR> total amount 1.36 <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jul 2010 08:31:05 EST SPCO ANY WORD with the letter S system Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:54:52 EST SPCO June MONEY JAR carryover 226.20 <BR> <BR> todays points 146 <BR> total points 146 <BR> jar June cash 1.46 Tue, 1 Jun 2010 15:40:00 EST SPCO Words that begin with the letter L learn Tue, 4 May 2010 11:56:18 EST SPCO --Penny Jar Game MAY <BR> carry over 181.64 carryover <BR> <BR> todays pts 0 <BR> total pts 0 <BR> <BR> in jar 0 for MAY <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:05:21 EST SPCO MAY CHALLENGE WALKING please post here how long or how many steps or how many miles or a route thats up to you Dee Thu, 29 Apr 2010 08:44:19 EST <<<Wanna be a new healthy woman>>> Hi! I'm mezupt i used to try many ways to lose my wieght. It was success sometimes ,but it didn't stay with me forever therefore i couldn't controle myself. And now it was very important to big lose because i have a joint pain. I want to stop yo-yo from this I want a good health and a good shape at the same time. For short goal, i'm planning to lose my weight from 64 kg - 57 kg within June,23 rd,2010. I hope i will be done. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 04:48:15 EST Passover, Happy Easter and Everyone To all I want to wish everyone a great weekend, For those who are celebrating Passover and also Easter I wish you a blesssed holiday Sat, 3 Apr 2010 12:06:19 EST Sue Hi, Just wanted to say love this site. I started in Aug 2009 at 170 # I am now down to 135, and should be down to my ideal weight of 129, by April 22. I am 50 years old and never thought I could loose the weight after I put it on. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all the best. <BR> Sue Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:52:41 EST SPOC Need new Ideas for Lunch ? Eating the same boring stuff any ideas what to eat of lunch? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:29:11 EST SPOC Daily Challenge April 1 <BR> <BR> Did we play jokes on anyone today? <BR> <BR> Did we drink 8 glasses of water or more? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:24:56 EST SPCO Excerise what did you do today? walk Thu, 1 Apr 2010 00:23:22 EST SPCO April Penny Jar dont forget to carry your money over Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:25:11 EST no Post the next few days I am sorry to say but I will not post 31 healtier diet and quote of the day for a few days// Barbara went to see her sister who is in stage 4 cancer and I was in a bad car accident.. they had to cut me out of the car... I have no broken bones but just very sore and brusied..... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 23:43:16 EST A MESSAGE FROM COACH JEN Recently we've had a number of issues with members posting copyrighted information- primarily in their blogs. The original authors have been contacting us, asking that their work be removed, or properly cited, or in some instances they want to be paid for the fact that someone else is using it. <BR> <BR> I'm asking that you pass along this reminder to your teams: <BR> <BR> If you are going to post something on the boards or in your blog that someone else has written, you need to credit th... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 18:13:57 EST SPCO 31 Days to a Healtier Diet 3/1 <BR> <BR> Keep a food <BR> diary. Before you <BR> can improve your diet, <BR> you have to know <BR> where you stand. <BR> Record everything you <BR> eat and drink for five <BR> days and use these <BR> tips to improve your <BR> diet a little bit each <BR> day. <BR> <BR> 3/2 <BR> <BR> Keep a food <BR> diary. Before you <BR> can improve your diet, <BR> you have to know <BR> where you stand. <BR> Record everything you <BR> eat and drink for five <BR> days and use these <BR> tips to improve... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:53:46 EST March Penny Jar SPCO <BR> carry over 92.32 <BR> <BR> pts today 139 <BR> total 139 <BR> jar 1.39 <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 16:34:46 EST Feb Penny Points for Goodies Well, I did better in January then I thought I would... but here's to earning more points in February!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Carryover will be $13.66 <BR> <BR> Feb 1 - 0.63 <BR> Feb 2 - <BR> Feb 3 - <BR> Feb 4 - <BR> Feb 5 - <BR> Feb 6 - <BR> Feb 7 - <BR> <BR> total number of points 1429 <BR> total cash value $14.29 Mon, 1 Feb 2010 10:44:10 EST SPCO Feb meatless meals Challenge thru March When I brought this subject up Got a few emails that would like to try this .. If you can not give up meat what would you like to give up instead. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:23:00 EST SPCO_Challenge 2 walking how many steps I would like to do a walking Challenge.. you POST you get a goodie <BR> <BR> either steps or how much time at least 15 mintues a day Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:21:33 EST SPCO__Feb Challenge Penny Jar /Goodies This is for those who want to donate money to different Charities.. the spark points you get for the day goes in the jar and at the end of the month you donate to the cause you want to Haiti or food bank your choice... <BR> <BR> If you post you get a goodie tooo Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:20:00 EST Spco--Question of the day 2010 this is the new one starting Feb first Fri, 29 Jan 2010 00:16:53 EST My Check-In Just wanted to give everyone an update on how I've been doing. I haven't been on much, but I'm still staying consistent. I track my food and exercise using the LoseIt iPhone app. Hubby gave me a Wii Fit for Christmas, and I've been using it as well. I've lost 4 lbs this month so far. <BR> <BR> My only struggle is that January seems to be a very gloomy, cold month for me. I've been doing the best I can to keep my head up and beat the "winter blues". <BR> <BR> Well, thats about it for me lat... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:21:13 EST watch for phoney sites he recent disaster in Haiti is obviously making many of us consider donating to the relief effort. Before you do, though, beware! Although an appalling tragedy, there are those who would use it for their own gain, and are sending out "phishing" emails globally, requesting "donations" which actually go to line their own pockets, and may also give the criminals details of the payment card you use. <BR> <BR> If you want to donate to disaster relief, PLEASE go directly to the appropriate websit... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:12:55 EST SPCO Spring Challenge I would like to do a SPRING Challenge From Feb 1 to March 31....would liike everyone opinion .. do we want to do a lose and donate food or money for a food bank, exerices challenge a walk, or what about meatless meals 2 times a week... <BR> <BR> The choice is yours Please let me know what you would like to do .. More than one challenge is possible tooo.. Thanks Dee Fri, 15 Jan 2010 19:55:13 EST spoc---- --Letter R any letter with the letter r <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> reach Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:46:38 EST Letter D any word that begins with D <BR> <BR> Determine Tue, 12 Jan 2010 08:45:45 EST spoc Jan Questions How did you do with this weekend?? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 22:53:03 EST spco 31Days to Unbreakable Resolutions Friday Jan 1 <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> If you haven't yet <BR> settled on your top <BR> goals for the year, do so <BR> today. <BR> <BR> Writing down <BR> your goals (in specific <BR> terms) means you're <BR> more likely to achieve <BR> them Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:00:55 EST SPOC 2010 Jan Challenge 20 mintues or more Today lets start off with 20- 30 mintues of excerise each day 5 times a week <BR> <BR> Any cardio, stretching, yoga etc <BR> <BR> your choice Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:46:07 EST SPOC Excerise tell us what you did today walk Fri, 1 Jan 2010 10:42:03 EST Today's 1/1/10 Hello Team Happy new year.. I need a break with what I went thru yesterday ... read my blog and I am not feeling well ..also in my blog... <BR> Happy new year would like a blog or in this posting a blog on how you did last night? <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy new year hugs Dee Thu, 31 Dec 2009 23:15:34 EST SPOC New threads SPOC means sparks people ugh class october I goofed ugh guess its so late and trying to get the new threads done...IS there anything you would like to see an add or not.. PLEASE LET ME KNOW Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:37:39 EST SPOC Hello look out your window & what do you see? lets try something different Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:34:32 EST SPOC DID you get your water in today ? yes or no or how many glasses Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:30:46 EST SPOC 2010 Today's Fruit and Veggies Please list your fruits and veggies a challenge Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:29:29 EST SPOC Show your emotion for the day 2010 I am setting up all new pages Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:27:03 EST SPOC ___What are your plans for TODAY 2010??? What are your goals today Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:25:40 EST SPOC ____LOGIN PTS 2010 spin the wheel and what did you get Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:24:39 EST SPOC ___ LOGOUT PTS 2010 New log out pts here Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:24:03 EST SPOC__ Daily check in for 2010 new check in page Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:23:04 EST SPCO __ Goals for 2010 Please use this space as of Jan 1,2010 Thu, 31 Dec 2009 01:21:50 EST Merry Christmas My present to you is no posting today . For all those who are celebrating,, Merry Christmas, and for all those who are not celebrating I wish you a blessed day.. today and tomorrow I will not be posting..... but please login your points and also huddle.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas Wed, 23 Dec 2009 23:05:12 EST Jan Penny Jar post for goodies As of Jan 1, we will set this up not only a penny jar but if you want a team goodie, must post here. <BR> <BR> Carryover will be $0 <BR> <BR> Points earn for the day ...... <BR> <BR> total number of points <BR> <BR> total cash value $.00 <BR> <BR> at the end of the month you can use the money for an item or carry it over,,,, how you spend your money its up to you Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:07:53 EST please read IMPORTANT I am sorry for the delay and wasnt on today with the 3 ft of snow and comcast was on and off all DAY.. I made a choice to do all my baking today I have to place 1 more batter on cookie sheets and bake.. I am sorry for the delay see you MONDAy Sun, 20 Dec 2009 22:42:22 EST Mini Challenge Dec 12-13 <BR> Taking time to finish your shopping and doing your cards and taking some time for you .... <BR> Lets work on less stress Sat, 12 Dec 2009 00:12:17 EST SPCO---- A bit of humor Some Plants <BR> Some plants, said the teacher, have the prefix dog. For instance, there is the dogrose, the dogwood, the dogviolet. Now name another plant prefixed by dog. I can, shouted a blonde. Collieflower! <BR> Sat, 5 Dec 2009 23:09:28 EST SPCO with all my teams I read all of them but when looking for a team I now with my new posting will use the teams initals.. which is Sparks People Class Oct team Tue, 1 Dec 2009 23:10:17 EST SPOC ___Dec Challenge water 8 glasses <BR> some time of cardio 30 mintues a day if you can Tue, 1 Dec 2009 00:44:07 EST Dec Question of the day Going to put it in one posting easier than making one a day ... <BR> <BR> Dec 1 <BR> <BR> How has cooking more meals at home affected your budget? <BR> <BR> I spend LESS money on food now <BR> I spend MORE money on food now <BR> I spend about the same amount <BR> I don't cook more meals at home <BR> <BR> <BR> My answer I spedning less on food, getting my fruits and veggies but the snack cutting back on hubby tooo <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:14:16 EST SPCO------31 Days to Healthier Holidays Take inventory. <BR> Identify all the <BR> situations (office <BR> parties, mall food <BR> courts, family <BR> gatherings) that make <BR> it difficult for you to <BR> eat healthy during the <BR> holiday season. Make a <BR> plan for staying on <BR> track in every <BR> situation. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:13:03 EST A message from Coach Jen <BR> Hi everyone <BR> <BR> During the holiday season, I know a lot of people like to send out SparkMails to all of their friends, wishing them Happy Holidays. <BR> <BR> Many times when someone gets that SparkMail, they click "Reply To All" and send a response back. If the list of friends is quite large, it creates a cascade of SparkMails- which can become annoying and time-consuming to continue deleting. <BR> <BR> So I would ask that you spread the word about using the "Reply To All" b... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:38:57 EST Word Association what does this remind you of ??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Christmas Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:58:55 EST Q O D NOV 30 What is your opinion of low-carb diets? <BR> <BR> They are a miracle <BR> They are a joke <BR> They are unhealthy <BR> They are effective <BR> They are not smart <BR> They are the best answer <BR> No opinion <BR> <BR> <BR> unhealthy for me <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Nov 2009 22:57:31 EST Nov 27 MINI challenge Enjoy , be safe and if going out early be careful shopping <BR> <BR> write your excerise here today <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2009 23:01:58 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL Hello everyone, Would like to wish everyone who celebrates a Happy thanksgiving and Hope you have a safe and happy one... <BR> <BR> For those who do not celebrate I am wishing you a great and happy day ... Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:06:01 EST Q O D NOV 26 Nov 26 <BR> <BR> <BR> Are we Celebrating today or its just a normal day ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Going to church first and celebrate with family <BR> Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:03:39 EST Trying to stay on track I have been yo yo dieting for years. I joined the site to get information support and to try to stay motivated to lose weight . My goal is to lose 35 pounds by July 27, 2010. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 18:31:29 EST Q O D NOV 25 ov 25 <BR> <BR> Which alternative health treatment would you most like to try? <BR> <BR> Accupuncture <BR> Meditation <BR> Reflexology <BR> Chiropractic <BR> Hypnosis <BR> Massage therapy <BR> Biofeedback <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> None of the above <BR> <BR> <BR> I have try hypnosis and meditation Tue, 24 Nov 2009 23:11:46 EST Q O D NOV 24 Nov 24 <BR> What's your Thanksgiving food attitude? <BR> <BR> Eat, drink and be merry! <BR> Everything in moderation <BR> Pay for it later at the gym <BR> Count every calorie <BR> Start over again on Monday <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> I don't celebrate Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> <BR> me count every calorie Mon, 23 Nov 2009 23:12:22 EST Mini Challenge Nov 23 Call a person you havent talk to in a long time and thing about... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:29:03 EST Q O D NOV 23 How many have their christmas shopping done? <BR> part or none <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> me part Mon, 23 Nov 2009 08:28:18 EST Taking a break Need to spend time with hubby, no quotes or questions today ..Hugs Love ya dee Sun, 22 Nov 2009 00:07:42 EST Nov 21 -thru 22 MINI CHALLENGE Take time for you and PAMPER yourself for a little bit this weekend.. take a walk, go to a movie, ride a bike , read a book.. just take some time for you ENJOY Sat, 21 Nov 2009 01:09:29 EST Q O D NOV 21 Are you cooking or going out to dinner or a restaurant? <BR> <BR> <BR> going to my sisters Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:31:03 EST Q O D NOV 20 Nov 20 <BR> <BR> What kind of junk food do you usually crave? <BR> <BR> Salty <BR> Sweet <BR> Crunchy <BR> Creamy <BR> Cold <BR> All of the above! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> me salty Thu, 19 Nov 2009 23:09:05 EST Q O D NOV 19 <BR> Nov 19 <BR> <BR> Do you think employers should subsidize their employees' gym memberships? <BR> <BR> Yes- it would reduce health care costs <BR> <BR> No- a gym membership isn't essential to being healthy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> yes Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:23:25 EST Q O D NOV 18 <BR> Nov 18 <BR> <BR> This or That: Big Breakfast or Big Dinner? <BR> <BR> Big breakfast <BR> <BR> Big dinner <BR> <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> some days I like a bigger breakfast Tue, 17 Nov 2009 23:32:22 EST Q O D NOV 17 Nov 17 <BR> <BR> In the winter what do you do for excerise??? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have DVD's and Tapes <BR> <BR> Bike Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:14:35 EST Q O D NOV 16 Nov 16 <BR> <BR> When preparing dinner do you cook one meal for everyone or different meals? <BR> <BR> <BR> one meal here Sun, 15 Nov 2009 23:28:12 EST Q O D NOV 15 How many days a week do you excerise ? <BR> <BR> 1 -2 days <BR> 2-3 days <BR> 4-5 <BR> 6-7 days <BR> <BR> <BR> Me 7 days Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:28:00 EST Q O D NOV 14 Nov 14 <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you Log In everyday?? <BR> <BR> yes <BR> <BR> no <BR> <BR> yes I do . it keeps me on track.. <BR> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 23:58:55 EST Q O D Nov 13 Nov 13 <BR> Do you continue exercising when you have a cold? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> Sometimes <BR> No <BR> I never catch colds <BR> I don't exercise <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes I do <BR> Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:38:43 EST Q O D NOV 12 Do you think walking helps with weight loss? <BR> <BR> Definitely- It's a great workout! <BR> <BR> A little- It burns some calories <BR> <BR> No way- It's not challenging enough <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:11:09 EST Sparks from 11 pm to 1 am sparks going down for maintance again ..... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:09:47 EST Q O D NOV 11 How does exercise affect your appetite? <BR> <BR> I feel extra hungry after working out <BR> I feel less hungry after a workout <BR> I don't notice a difference <BR> I don't exercise <BR> <BR> <BR> I do feel hungry not I dont eat before I walk.... but not extra and not less ugh Tue, 10 Nov 2009 23:05:18 EST Q O D Nov 10 Nov 10 <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you use SparkPeople with your significant other? <BR> <BR> Yes, we both use the site <BR> No, but I'm trying to convince him or her <BR> No, I'd rather do it on my own <BR> I don't have a significant other <BR> <BR> <BR> No, I'd rather do it on my own <BR> Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:38:45 EST Q O D NOV 9 What's more motivating about losing weight? <BR> <BR> Looking better <BR> Being healthier and living longer <BR> <BR> My answer <BR> being healthier and living longer <BR> Mon, 9 Nov 2009 00:02:08 EST Q O D NOV 8 What do you do on SUNDAY ?? <BR> <BR> <BR> I go to church visit homebound and hospital duty once a month <BR> Sat, 7 Nov 2009 23:49:10 EST Q O D Nov 7 Why do you want to lose weight? <BR> <BR> To improve my health <BR> To attend a special event <BR> To fit into a smaller size <BR> To increase my energy <BR> <BR> <BR> my answer is to improve my health <BR> Fri, 6 Nov 2009 23:53:49 EST Question of the day NOV 6 <BR> This or That: Scale or Tape Measure? <BR> <BR> Scale <BR> Tape measure <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> I dont like either one Thu, 5 Nov 2009 23:36:07 EST Nov 5 Question of the day <BR> Which causes you to make poor food choices? <BR> <BR> Dinner with friends or family <BR> Stress, anxiety, emotions <BR> Buffets- at parties or restaurants <BR> Travel- availability or indulgences <BR> Pressure from others <BR> Holidays, birthdays, other celebrations <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stress, anxiety, emotions <BR> Thu, 5 Nov 2009 00:03:05 EST Nov 4 Question of the day <BR> Have economic worries curbed your spending? <BR> <BR> Big time! <BR> Not much <BR> Nope, not at all! <BR> <BR> <BR> actually inbetween big time and not much .... Tue, 3 Nov 2009 23:31:34 EST Nov 3 Question of the Day Have you ever tried water aerobics? <BR> <BR> Yes, and I love it <BR> Yes, but it wasn't for me <BR> No, but I'd like to <BR> No, but I don't want to <BR> <BR> <BR> No but I would like to try Mon, 2 Nov 2009 23:49:15 EST Nov 2 question of the Day This or That: Cow's Milk or Soy Milk? <BR> <BR> Cow's milk <BR> <BR> Soy milk <BR> <BR> Other <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2009 23:22:58 EST Question of the day NOV 1 <BR> Have you started to do your Holiday shopping yet?? <BR> <BR> <BR> yes As I see something and its on sale I buy it . <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 23:45:15 EST 30 Days to Happiness November 1st! <BR> <BR> Start a hobby. <BR> <BR> People who engage in captivating activities are more satisfied with life. Lose yourself (and your worries) by sewing, writing, cooking or dancing. <BR> <BR> I have lots of hobbies do you have any <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 23:41:37 EST Question of the day Oct 31 Love it or Loathe it: Cooking <BR> <BR> Love it <BR> Loathe it <BR> Other <BR> <BR> I love cooking Sat, 31 Oct 2009 00:16:37 EST NEW MEMBER OF THIS CLASS Hi team, <BR> In looking for different teams, I just came across this one. I joined SP on the 14th,never saw this team listed. <BR> <BR> My name is Nancy, and I am from northeast Columbia,SC moving here from CT 5 1/2 years ago. I have battled with my weight most of my life. Joined WW back in 1969 and reached my goal weight in 1970. Over the years it has come back and now I am trying again. I go to meetings every week and also to a Christian based program at church weekly. The weight loss ha... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:32:45 EST Question of the Day Oct 30 Do you think women are more critical of other women's bodies than men are? <BR> <BR> Yes, women can be so mean! <BR> I think they're equally critical <BR> No, I think men are more critical <BR> <BR> <BR> I think they're equally critical Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:12:00 EST November Challenge For those who can not stand for long periods of times we will do chair excerises its Jumping jacks in a chair you sit open and close your feet as you move your hands over your head. and if you can sit and take a soup can or a weight and try to bring the can from yourside to your chest.... <BR> <BR> others get out your pedometers or count the amount of time you excerise.. about every 2000 steps equals 1 mile.... <BR> Would like you to walk or swim or run......... <BR> at least 2000 to 5000... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:39:59 EST Question of the Day 29 of Oct DId you get nervious with the big shut down last night and this morning with sparks beening down? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> or I needed help and couldnt get on <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes couldnt post but will do it soon for all the teams <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 29 Oct 2009 08:41:17 EST Question of the Day Oct 28 Which prize would you like to win from SparkPeople (when entering contests or completing surveys)? <BR> <BR> iPod nano <BR> $100 gift certificate to <BR> SparkPeople Gift Pack: gym bag, 2 t-shirts, 2 water bottles, and an apron (all with SparkPeople logos) <BR> Home Gym Gift Pack: stability ball, resistance bands and exercise mat (without SparkPeople logos <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> $100 gift certificate to <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:56:11 EST Words that begin with the Letter T Teacher Tue, 27 Oct 2009 01:08:06 EST Question of the day Oct 27 Are you tempted by Halloween candy? <BR> <BR> Yes, and it's everywhere! <BR> Sometimes, if my favorites are around <BR> No, I don't have much of a sweet tooth <BR> <BR> <BR> No I am allergic to 99.9 percent <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:06:11 EST Question of the day Oct 26 Do you believe that it's expensive to be healthy? <BR> <BR> Yes, definitely <BR> No, it doesn't have to be <BR> Not sure <BR> <BR> <BR> my answer No, it doesn't have to be Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:07:41 EST Question of the day Oct 25 <BR> Which strategy helps you reach your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> Starting & progressing slowly <BR> Putting it on paper <BR> Learning as much as possible <BR> Utilizing plenty of social supports <BR> Keeping things fun <BR> <BR> <BR> putting it down on paper and keeping things fun <BR> Learning from my setbacks <BR> Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:40:29 EST Question of the Day <BR> <BR> When you're stressed, what do you usually do? <BR> <BR> Reach for food--fast! <BR> Walk or exercise to clear my head <BR> Relax with deep breathing, meditation or yoga <BR> Call a friend to talk it out <BR> Lash out at others for no reason <BR> Go on a shopping spree <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Me I love to shop Sat, 24 Oct 2009 00:11:37 EST Did you listen to the radio today ???? I did I like to drive with the music on Fri, 23 Oct 2009 01:20:46 EST Question of the Day Oct 23 <BR> <BR> Which weight loss mistake do you usually make? <BR> <BR> Not appreciating slow weight loss <BR> Expecting the same results as everyone else <BR> Feeling upset over inconsistent weight loss <BR> Expecting immediate results <BR> Letting one setback throw me off course <BR> Eating too few calories <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Eating too few calories Fri, 23 Oct 2009 00:14:27 EST Question of the day <BR> Do you try to stay active while on vacation? <BR> <BR> Yes - Vacation should be fun and adventurous <BR> A little - I try to do some type of activity each day <BR> No way - Vacation is my time to rest and relax <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes - Vacation should be fun and adventurous Thu, 22 Oct 2009 00:14:06 EST Question of the day Oct 21 Do you own a Nintendo Wii? <BR> <BR> Yes, I have the Wii <BR> Yes, I have both Wii and Wii Fit <BR> No, but I wish I did! <BR> No, and I don't plan to <BR> <BR> <BR> No, but I wish I did! Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:12:24 EST Question of the Day Oct 20 What's your cardio-strength preference? <BR> <BR> I prefer to do cardio one one day, strength training on another day <BR> I prefer to do both cardio and strength training in a single workout <BR> I do them both in one day, but different times (such as morning and evening) <BR> I only do one of these forms of exercise <BR> I don't exercise <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I do them both in one day, but different times (such as morning and evening) <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Oct 2009 00:16:25 EST Question of the day Oct 19 <BR> <BR> On average, how long are your exercise sessions? <BR> <BR> 10 minutes or fewer <BR> 11-20 minutes <BR> 21-30 minutes <BR> 31-40 minutes <BR> 41-50 minutes <BR> 51-60 minutes <BR> More than 1 hour <BR> <BR> <BR> at least an hour or more <BR> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:07:56 EST Question of the day Oct 18 This or That: Buddy or Solo? <BR> <BR> Buddy <BR> Solo <BR> Other <BR> Sun, 18 Oct 2009 00:01:20 EST Question of the day Oct 17 What small change has given you the biggest results? <BR> <BR> 10-minute workouts <BR> Portion control <BR> Tracking my food <BR> Drinking more water <BR> Taking the stairs <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> I don't think small changes really work <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tracking my food Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:15:02 EST 10 mcommandments o healthy eating <BR> Got this in email but thought if we use this for us for those who do not have children and for those who do have Children <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The 10 Commandments of Healthy Eating for Parents <BR> <BR> It's as simple as counting to 10! <BR> Thou shalt not force, bribe or coerce thy child to eat. <BR> <BR> Thou shalt set a good example by eating at least five fruits and vegetables, three whole grain products, and three dairy servings per day thyself. <BR> <BR> Thou shalt make ... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:57:30 EST Question of the Day Oct 16 Do you allow yourself "cheat" days or meals where you eat whatever you want? <BR> <BR> Yes, it works for me <BR> Yes, but I think it's sabotaging my efforts <BR> No, I just practice eating in moderation <BR> No, but I'm curious about them! <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> <BR> Yes, it works for me Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:34:46 EST Question of the day Oct 15 How do you feel about gardening? <BR> It's an enjoyable activity <BR> It's more work than it's worth <BR> It's something I want to try <BR> <BR> <BR> It's an enjoyable activity <BR> Thu, 15 Oct 2009 00:07:46 EST Question of the day Oct 14 How much do you know about your family's health history? <BR> <BR> A lot - I have written records for at least 2 generations <BR> Some - I know a few conditions that run in my family <BR> A little - I have never actively asked or kept track <BR> None - I never thought it affected me <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Some - I know a few conditions that run in my family Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:45:45 EST Question of the day Oct 13 What do you think about restaurant salads? <BR> <BR> They're probably healthier than most dishes <BR> They're just as bad as other selections <BR> They're usually worse than regular menu items <BR> It's impossible to tell which ones are good without looking up the nutrition facts <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> <BR> <BR> they're usually worst than regular menu items Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:20:08 EST Post this week for Goodies Happy Anniversary Hello this is anniversary week.. if you post here you will get a goodie... Happy ANNIVERSARY 1 year this week for us..Hugs Dee Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:36:44 EST Question of the Day Oct 12 Do you think stretching helps prevent injury? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> yes Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:14:02 EST October 11 question of the day Are you embarrassed to use coupons at the grocery store? <BR> <BR> Yes, but I still use them <BR> Yes, so I don't use them <BR> No, but I don't use them <BR> No, and I use them all the time <BR> <BR> no and I use them all the time Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:08:03 EST question of the day Oct 10 Do you take naps on a regular basis? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> <BR> no naps for me Sat, 10 Oct 2009 00:22:18 EST Question of the day Oct 9 Do you think men lose weight more easily than women? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> yes men do Fri, 9 Oct 2009 00:11:51 EST When is your anniversary Mine is Oct 18 when is yours Thu, 8 Oct 2009 21:52:25 EST Question of the day Oct 8 This or That: Fancy Workout Clothes or Any Old Clothes? <BR> <BR> Fancy workout clothes <BR> Any old clothes <BR> Other <BR> <BR> anyold clothes Thu, 8 Oct 2009 00:11:33 EST Question of the Day Oct 7 This or That: Emotional Eater or Stress Eater? <BR> <BR> Emotional eater <BR> Stress eater <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stress eater here Wed, 7 Oct 2009 12:13:24 EST Birthdays OCTOBER HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALL OCTOBER BIRTHDAY <BR> <BR> <BR> THANKS BETSY FOR MY GOODIE Yes it is my birthday will see you all tomorrow afternoon.. have to leave to go to my sisters house so she can go in the am to the hospital.. have a great night see you in 24 hours Dee Tue, 6 Oct 2009 17:28:12 EST Question of the day Oct 6 How do you keep yourself motivated? <BR> <BR> I have someone who pushes me <BR> Lots of positive self-talk <BR> I hang motivational pictures <BR> I read a lot of motivating things <BR> <BR> I have a few who pushes me Tue, 6 Oct 2009 00:50:49 EST Oct 5 Question of the Day What prevents you from getting enough sleep? <BR> <BR> Stress and worry <BR> Caring for family and kids <BR> Working long hours <BR> A snoring or tossing partner <BR> Noise, light, or temperature extremes <BR> Nothing- I sleep like a baby! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Noise , light or temperature for me Mon, 5 Oct 2009 07:47:27 EST Question for the day Oct 4 <BR> When you overeat, what are you usually doing? <BR> <BR> Watching TV <BR> Sitting at the computer <BR> Coping with emotions <BR> Talking on the phone <BR> Socializing with family or friends <BR> Lots of multi-tasking <BR> Relieving boredom <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> coping with emotions for me Sun, 4 Oct 2009 11:29:09 EST Question of the day Sat Oct 3 This or That: Cooking the Meal or Cleaning the Kitchen? <BR> <BR> Cooking the meal <BR> Cleaning the kitchen <BR> Other <BR> <BR> I rather cook Sat, 3 Oct 2009 00:13:29 EST Question of the day Oct 2 This or That: Fresh Herbs or Dried Herbs? <BR> <BR> Fresh herbs <BR> Dried herbs <BR> Other <BR> <BR> Fresh mostly and also dried Fri, 2 Oct 2009 00:17:00 EST 31 days to healthier Kids Maintain an upbeat attitude. <BR> <BR> Healthy habits should <BR> be fun. If you're having <BR> a good time, your kids <BR> will also look forward <BR> to nutrition and <BR> fitness instead of <BR> dreading it. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 00:29:07 EST Question of the Day Oct 1 Does chocolate have a place in your diet? <BR> <BR> Yes- It's my one indulgence <BR> No Way- I can't control myself <BR> Sometimes- I eat it when I have a craving <BR> Only on special occasions <BR> <BR> I am allergic to chocolate Thu, 1 Oct 2009 00:19:10 EST October challenge. .......... 1 how many glasses of water <BR> <BR> 2 how many mintues 31 since there is 31 days I thought 31 mintues..... <BR> <BR> Does this sound good to you ...its starts tomorrow AM Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:33:26 EST Question of the day Sept 30 Which is more overwhelming when starting a healthy lifestyle? <BR> <BR> Changing my eating habits <BR> Changing my exercise habits <BR> Both are equally overwhelming to me <BR> Neither is overwhelming to me <BR> <BR> mine is eating <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:20:31 EST Question of the Day 9/29 This or That: Tap Water or Bottled Water? <BR> <BR> Tap water <BR> <BR> Bottled water <BR> <BR> Other <BR> Tue, 29 Sep 2009 00:16:01 EST Sept 28 Question of the Day <BR> Do you force yourself to eat healthful foods you don't like? <BR> <BR> Yes, all the time! <BR> Sometimes <BR> No. I won't eat it if I don't like it. <BR> <BR> Me If I dont like it wont eat it <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:52:53 EST question of the day 9-27 ***** SUN. SEPT. 27TH ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> WHAT DO YOU PREFER....THEART RATE MONITORS OR RATE OR PERCEIVED EXERTION? <BR> <BR> <BR> I measure workout intensity with a heart rate monitor <BR> <BR> I estimate workout intensity based on how I feel (rate of perceived exertion) <BR> <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> other rather not <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Sep 2009 00:15:04 EST Question of the day 9/26 ***** SAT. SEPT. 26TH ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> IF SOMEONE TOLD YOU THAT YOU SHOULD LOSE WEIGHT, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER HEAR IF FROM? <BR> <BR> <BR> My doctor <BR> <BR> My spouse or significant other <BR> <BR> My best friend <BR> <BR> My parent(s) <BR> <BR> My child(ren) <BR> <BR> None of the above: It's no one's business! <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Sep 2009 00:25:58 EST Sept 25 Question of the day <BR> ***** FRI. SEPT. 25TH ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> WHAT'S YOUR BREAKFAST ROUTINE LIKE? <BR> <BR> <BR> I grab whatever is quick and easy <BR> <BR> I stop at the drive-thru <BR> <BR> I take my time to cook and eat at home <BR> <BR> Coffee, coffee, coffee <BR> <BR> What breakfast routine? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For me I take my time and eat and have coffee <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:28:31 EST Question of the day 9-24 ***** THURS. SEPT 24TH ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> DO (OR WOULD) YOU USE STEVIA, THE NEWEST SUGAR SUBSTITUTE? <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes! <BR> <BR> Not Sure <BR> <BR> No way! <BR> <BR> I've never heard of stevia. <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:34:11 EST Question of the day 9-23 <BR> WHERE DO YOU FALL ON THE EATING SPECTRUM? <BR> <BR> <BR> Vegan (no meat, fish, eggs or dairy) <BR> <BR> Vegetarian (no meat or fish) <BR> <BR> Pescatarian (fish and plants only) <BR> <BR> Semi-vegetarian (occasional meatless meals) <BR> <BR> Omnivore (meat and plants) <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:10:03 EST question of the day ***** TUES. SEPT. 22ND ***** <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO ENJOY CHOCOLATE? <BR> <BR> <BR> Chocolate bars or candy <BR> <BR> Chocolate milk <BR> <BR> Chocolate brownies, cookies or cake <BR> <BR> Chocolate ice cream <BR> <BR> Chocolate fondue or syrup <BR> <BR> Hot chocolate or hot cocoa <BR> <BR> I don't eat chocolate Tue, 22 Sep 2009 00:16:13 EST re introduce yourself.... To all please reintroduce your self to us,. Hope you all are having a good journey.... <BR> <BR> I am Dee in my 50's act and think much younger... I am at a stand still since my operation and medications that are causing me weight,, Hugs Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:52:04 EST how to fit in a workout Hello! I haven't been on in a while and the scale shows it....I have gained back 5 pounds. Between my son telling me that I look I am going to have a baby and my husband not believing in me. I just need support and ideas. <BR> <BR> Well here is my schedule: <BR> 5:30am - 6:40 - get up shower and get dressed; get son to eat breakfast and get dressed; wake up the baby and get her dressed. <BR> 6:40 - at the bus stop....picks up my son and 6:55. <BR> 7 - 7:30 - drive into town, drop off the ... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:19:12 EST Not liking where I am... My name is Jodi. My biggest problem is I don't eat and when I do "I DO". I have tried Everything. I have tried the diets, I have tried the pills, I can't even breath enough to do exercises, I have tried eating little bits all day, I have basically tried everything that everyone in the world could tell me to try!!!! I AM STUCK.....I Don't know what to do.... BUT I NEED TO LOSE! Tue, 15 Sep 2009 13:30:19 EST Knitting help videos <link><BR>learntoknit.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Sep 2009 00:35:55 EST Harvest Challenge.... October is the time for pumpkins and scarecrows and corn stalks. For many it has a religious reasons. For some its a holiday for children, for some its a season in gather the fresh fruits from the harvest and even if you put your pets in costumes that is fine tooo.. the thing is what about A Harvest Challenge in Blogging.. each day you blog and write Harvest Challenge, about the month of October and what it means to you and your family.. I do not care if its on religious subject, a funny s... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:03:48 EST October challenge Would like to do some thing silly and fun.. October is for halloween and harvest.. any ideas Please Post... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 16:21:41 EST 30 days for veggies and fruit Dip it. Instead of <BR> dipping your <BR> chips and veggies into <BR> creamy dressings, <BR> make a healthy dip out <BR> veggies--hummus, <BR> chunky salsa, <BR> guacamole, and <BR> roasted red pepper <BR> dips will help you <BR> meet your daily quota. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:09:48 EST Sept words begin with the letter S September Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:46:26 EST Sept Challenge Sept challenge <BR> <BR> please say how much water you drank for the day ... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:30:35 EST Letter B ------ Brooklyn Fri, 28 Aug 2009 22:08:23 EST Birthday missed I am so sorry Smiley SMILEY3826! <BR> <BR> Happy Delay birthday.. sorry I goofed... hugs and hope you had a wonderful day hugs xoxoxooxxoxoxoox <em>236</em> <em>285</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>26</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <em>179</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>26</em> <em>144</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:22:14 EST Birthday List Bknock aug 15 <BR> smiley aug 16 <BR> Kmaria aug 19 <BR> Dee107 Oct 7 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:18:38 EST Daily Check in Just a emotion or a Hi!!!! just to let us know You are around but just very busy ..hugs Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:13:58 EST New feature on Sparks Introducing the SparkPeople Insider! <BR> Thursday, August 20, 2009 <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> When you logged in to your Start page yesterday, you may have noticed a new banner at the top of the page. This is our newest SparkPeople feature. We call it the SparkPeople Insider. Here's a small image of what it looks like: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Each day, there will be a new insider "tip" when you log in to SparkPeople. We're going to feature some of SparkPeople's best—and often "hid... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:31:56 EST KMARIA187 Happy birthday <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>407</em> <em>179</em> Happy Birthday and have a great day Dee Wed, 19 Aug 2009 01:12:31 EST Besty Happy Birthday Besty have a wonderful and great day. May all your birthdays wishes last the whole year and many many more of them ..Hugs Dee <em>285</em> <em>236</em> <em>285</em> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>179</em> <em>107</em> <em>409</em> <em>44</em> Sat, 15 Aug 2009 00:46:13 EST Hello, from a SP Class Member of Oct 5-11 2008 Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm from SP Class Team of October 5 - 11, 2008. <BR> I just thought I stop by and see how your team is doing. Are you hanging in there? Are you here for the long haul? <BR> <BR> Well, I'm with my team until "death does us part". I check in on my class Huddle Wall everyday to help me remember the day I started, my turning day. It also reinforces how far I've come. I have taken off 80 pounds since Aug 18,08 but I did not join SP until Oct 8, 08. <BR> <BR> If I did not ... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:53:15 EST Fat Belly On Board I am a 34 year old mother of two who works full time. I need to know the best way to lose the thirty pounds I gained after having my children. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:15:03 EST Happy Birthday.. please read need everyones Date To all Please give me your month and day only with your name that you use on spark... thank you hugs Dee Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:36:01 EST New Life at 40 and want to look good again Hi...Another year has passed and I want my 20 year old body back... I am not looking to be skinny just healthy and be able to buy clothes that are not in the plus section. I have used food as a confort mechanism to cope with the stresses in life and am now on my way to living again (got rid of the baggage) now I want to to regain he healthy, confident, physically active self. <BR> <BR> I have tried eveything else so hopefully this will work Wed, 12 Aug 2009 22:59:06 EST Please read important info on Sparks SparkRecipes Has a Fresh New Look AND New Features! <BR> Thursday, June 18, 2009 <BR> <BR> We're excited to launch a BIG update to today! There are two main aspects of this update: <BR> <BR> 1. A new overall design <BR> Since we launched SparkRecipes, the number of recipes members have shared has really exploded! We wanted to make the design cleaner and more organized so the site is easier for everyone to use. <BR> <BR> * We added our "Advanced Search" to the homepage... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 23:17:17 EST Did you eat Breakfast today????? If yes write what you ate... <BR> <BR> today is egg bacon and bagel and black coffee Sun, 2 Aug 2009 22:18:28 EST What are you drinking right now??????? water for me Sun, 2 Aug 2009 22:17:12 EST Total log out points for the day 8/1 134 Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:53:52 EST ********* Challenge 1 for August and Challenge 2 please reply to this challenge <BR> <BR> water 9 <BR> fruit 3 <BR> veggies 10 <BR> <BR> excerise y or n Y for me <BR> <BR> what is yours Sat, 1 Aug 2009 22:23:21 EST Letter P write down any word with the letter P <BR> <BR> <BR> pretty Tue, 21 Jul 2009 08:51:48 EST what are you listening tooo?????? I type to you and listen to tv mostly food channel Sun, 19 Jul 2009 23:47:29 EST Quote of the day Consult not your fears,but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations,but about your unfulfilled potential.Concern yourself not with what <BR> you have tried and failed in , but with what it is <BR> still possible for you to do. <BR> <BR> Pope John XXIII <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Jul 2009 12:12:36 EST 5 Days of Fame LOSEITFORGOOD1 & EBONIEE *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) LOSEITFORGOOD1 & EBONIEE <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> LOSEITFORGOOD1 <BR> <link><BR>SEITFORGOOD1 </link> <BR> <BR> EBONIEE <BR> <link><BR>ONIEE </link> Sun, 5 Jul 2009 16:10:08 EST 8 ways to sneak in <link><BR>sneak-exercise-day?nlcid=dt|07-01-2009| </link> Wed, 1 Jul 2009 22:00:38 EST Help full hints to help all of us toolbox of ways to overcome everyday emotional struggles and find peace. <BR> <BR> By Therese J. Borchard <BR> <BR> My therapist helped me to build a personalized "toolbox": a list of a dozen depression busters to direct me toward mental health, and an emergency lifeline in case I get lost along the way. I consult these 12 techniques when I panic, when I get pulled into addictive behaviors, and as armor in my ongoing war against negative thoughts. Here they are: twelve strategies to take ... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 09:01:11 EST 5 Days of Fame GRADXY & DPHOENIX83 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) GRADXY & DPHOENIX83 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> GRADXY <BR> <link><BR>ADXY </link> <BR> <BR> DPHOENIX83 <BR> <link><BR>HOENIX83 </link> Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:37:30 EST July's Challenge Ok lets talk what Would you like next we just did a walking?? any Ideas or another walking??? talk to me please.. Thanks You Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:39:11 EST 5 Days of Fame NESS316 & MAMAGIZI *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)NESS316 & MAMAGIZI <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> NESS316 <BR> <link><BR>SS316 </link> <BR> <BR> MAMAGIZI <BR> <link><BR>MAGIZI </link> Sun, 21 Jun 2009 09:37:11 EST Message from Coach Jen PLease read Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences ( <BR> ence.asp) from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the page. Click the Reset Articles button, agree to reset, and voila! You can now read the articles again and get more SparkPoints. Again, this wil... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 09:29:02 EST 5 Days of Fame GAIL4JESUS & COLHUR451 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)GAIL4JESUS & COLHUR451 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> GAIL4JESUS <BR> <link><BR>IL4JESUS </link> <BR> <BR> COLHUR451 <BR> <link><BR>LHUR451 </link> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 11:23:38 EST I'm Back! About 6 months ago I quit coming to this website. Actually, I quit doing anything for myself! I gained 31 pounds and am in desperate need to get myself going again. So, I'm back! My name is Rebekah and I'm married with 4 beautiful girls. Ages 10, 6, 2, and 1 on Saturday. I live in Snohomish County and I'm very excited to be back. Don't quit for 6 months and do what I did. Big mistake! <em>198</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:57:09 EST 5 Days of Fame MEJAY32762008 & CELENA1909 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) MEJAY32762008 & CELENA1909 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> MEJAY32762008 <BR> <link><BR>JAY32762008 </link> <BR> <BR> CELENA1909 <BR> <link><BR>LENA1909 </link> Sun, 31 May 2009 19:33:03 EST *****June 1-30th Challenge. ...Walking Hello all June 1,2009 We will start our challenge.. just mark in the day and how many steps you do for the day.. <BR> <BR> Each person will be different, Just put your podemeter on and lets us know how many steps you do in One (1) day... <BR> <BR> thank you see you then Dee <em>185</em> <em>185</em> Sun, 31 May 2009 14:03:53 EST Pedometer Challenge Starting June 1, 2009 We will see how many steps you can do in a day. this will be for the whole month. We will see who adds more to their excerising route. Anyone who completes this challenge gets a goodie... Its the best I can offer at this time... I would like to see everyone particate in this challenge because it will help everyone to walk and do more.. <BR> <BR> For those who can not walk Please send me a note and will work another challenge for you.. Hugs and remember June 1... Tue, 26 May 2009 21:06:42 EST 5 Days of Fame DELADY1 & MONEKEYMAN9 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) DEANAC20 & DOULAVAL <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> DELADY1 <BR> <link><BR>LADY1 </link> <BR> <BR> MONKEYMAN9 <BR> <link><BR>NKEYMAN9 </link> Mon, 25 May 2009 09:45:13 EST Challenge for Memorial day weekend OKay everyone, I would like to set a challenge, lets see how everyone will do during this fri, sat, sun, mon. <BR> <BR> 1 excerise at least 30 mintues <BR> 2 get your veggies in <BR> 3 bring a dish to a BBQ that is healthy <BR> 4 try to eat healthy.... <BR> <BR> let us see how many can do this. Fri, 22 May 2009 11:15:46 EST Laughting corner please tell a joke, they laughter make you smile and its healthy for you and you use more muscules in smiling... have a great day Fri, 22 May 2009 11:04:09 EST Hello All I just became a leader here to help out.. I would like to know what you would like to do .. games questions... Please feel free to contact me. thank you Dee <em>104</em> Thu, 21 May 2009 20:54:45 EST 5 Days of Fame DEANAC20 & DOULAVAL *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) DEANAC20 & DOULAVAL <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> DEANAC20 <BR> <link><BR>ANAC20 </link> <BR> <BR> DOULAVAL's <link><BR>ULAVAL </link> Mon, 18 May 2009 00:00:14 EST Starting Over Today I received an email and thought it was great and inspiring to me. I made a blog of this email and thought it can help others. Please check out my blog. <BR> <BR> thanks Dee Wed, 13 May 2009 08:25:45 EST 5 Days of Fame DCDWELLER & BRIDEN79 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) DCDWELLER & BRIDEN79 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> DCDWELLER <BR> <link><BR>DWELLER </link> <BR> <BR> BRIDEN79 <BR> <link><BR>IDEN79 </link> Sun, 10 May 2009 14:28:54 EST mAY 200 9 - Daily Nutrition Feedback Report Post your results from the test daily. <BR> What's your struggle; let's see by the end of the month and work one next month. <BR> <BR> Calories, Fat, Carbs, Fiber, Protein, please add sodium. Mon, 4 May 2009 18:13:41 EST Quad Questionnaire Which is the one television character that you simply adore? <BR> <BR> Which is your favorite genre of movies? <BR> <BR> Which is the best vacation you’ve ever had in your life? <BR> <BR> If you could have a luncheon with any three people (real of fictitious/ from any time period, dead or alive) , which three people would you choose and why? <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 18:03:50 EST it's been a while ... just stopping by to say hi, hope all is going well, i've been away from sp for a while now, here to give it another go - the good thing is i didn't gain weight while i was away, lost 3kg but have no idea how. time to focus again, start small and build on it <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> Sun, 3 May 2009 09:25:31 EST 5 Days of FAME BELLAALI & PowerGirl527 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) BELLAALI's & PowerGirl527 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> BELLAALI's <BR> <link><BR>LLAALI </link> <BR> <BR> PowerGirl527 <BR> <link><BR>WERGIRL527 </link> Sun, 3 May 2009 00:33:46 EST 5 Days of Fame 4MYTWOKIDS & ANEENZZ *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) 4MYTWOKIDS & ANEENZZ <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> 4MYTWOKIDS <BR> <link><BR>YTWOKIDS </link> <BR> <BR> ANEENZZ <BR> <link><BR>EENZZ </link> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 06:19:08 EST 5 Days of Fame LELAHD1 & LIVELAUGHLEARN *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) LELAHD1 & LIVELAUGHLEARN <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> Our wonderful leader - LELAHD1 <BR> <link><BR>LAHD1 </link> <BR> <BR> LIVELAUGHLEARN <BR> <link><BR>VELAUGHLEARN </link> Sun, 19 Apr 2009 00:30:30 EST Mini challenge for week of April 14-April 19th Tell us all something we don't know about you. You can add something every day if you wish. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:42:30 EST 5 Days of Fame Mamagizi & LENANDRA81 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) Mamagizi & LENANDRA81 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> Mamagizi <BR> <link><BR>MAGIZI </link> <BR> <BR> LENANDRA81 <BR> <link><BR>NANDRA81 </link> Sun, 12 Apr 2009 09:05:32 EST Recommendations needed... health/fitness books I love to read and even though I have had some weight loss success, I really feel uneducated in this whole fitness/health world. With erotica being my favorite genre, I am having a hard time figuring out where to even start. I got a copy of Making the Cut... with a DVD purchase and that has been it. <BR> <BR> I have picked up so many hints, tips, and things which is great but they are like patch work on a picture that isn't complete. I want to have a knowledge base, not just tips, hints, an... Thu, 9 Apr 2009 16:24:17 EST Mini challenge for April 7-April 11 Post at least one poem, saying, video, anything that means something to you Tue, 7 Apr 2009 09:16:24 EST 5 Days of Fame PowerGirl527 & CALIMAN1 *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) PowerGirl527 & CALIMAN1 <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> PowerGirl527 <BR> <link><BR>WERGIRL527 </link> <BR> <BR> CALIMAN1 <BR> <link><BR>LIMAN1 </link> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 21:54:53 EST April fitness minutes HI all! Post your fitness minutes here for the month of April. This challenge went really well before <em>224</em> Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:32:19 EST The buddy results are in!!! Congrats everyone!! 1. Hottness Mamas(Homieluvrfrnd & Lelahd1) <BR> <BR> Total Fitness minutes: 4805 <BR> Total Water: 548 <BR> <BR> 2. SAT(Sherry_n_sm23 & dlcj21) <BR> <BR> Total Fitness minutes: 3547 <BR> Total Water: 625 <BR> <BR> 3. Trophy Chasers Team(Samwastall & Kmaria187) <BR> <BR> Total Fitness minutes: 3175 <BR> Total Water: 567 <BR> <BR> 4. Pink Flamingos(MJD2GETHER & BNOCK) <BR> <BR> Total Fitne... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:30:32 EST Mini challenge for March 30-April 4 Post here every day something you are thankful for. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 08:38:56 EST 5 Days of Fame CTYNA1032 & VFOOTE *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) CTYNA1032 & VFOOTE <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> CTYNA1032 <BR> <link><BR>YNA1032 </link> <BR> <BR> VFOOTE <BR> <link><BR>OOTE </link> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:33:16 EST Buddy Challenge (5 days left!!) The buddy challenge has 5 days left. Looking through the Buddy Challenge post there are several teams that haven't updated their totals in a while. Please take some time and get your fitness minutes and water updated to make it easy on Lelah to determine the winners. <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work all! Fri, 27 Mar 2009 14:15:53 EST Mini challenge for 3/22-3/28 Leave a comment on someones page or give someone a sparkgoodie every day. Log in and tell us when you have <em>304</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 10:50:22 EST 5 Days Of Fame KMARIA187 & EXOTICQUETZ EXOTICQUETZ <BR> <link><BR>OTICQUETZ </link> <BR> <BR> KMARIA187 <BR> <link><BR>ARIA187 </link> <BR> <BR> *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) KMARIA187 & EXOTICQUETZ <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:08:57 EST What are you watching .....? Tv shows, movies (theater and/or rentals), plays, live music, games (computer and/or console) ... anything <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> <em>103</em> Tell us about it <em>268</em> <em>276</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:36:41 EST What are you reading.....? Books, newspapers, magazines, websites, poems, quotes, flyers, invitations ... anything. <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> Tell us about it <em>149</em> Sun, 15 Mar 2009 18:31:09 EST Mini challenge for March 15th-March 21st Get at least 50 sparkpoints a day. Log in and tell us what you got here every day <em>252</em> Sat, 14 Mar 2009 23:42:39 EST Staying in tonight? Y or N ? Just answer Y or N game Thu, 12 Mar 2009 18:39:21 EST Spark Team New Features Not sure if any of you saw this but i just noticed this on the front page when I logged in. <BR> <BR> Sparkteams have new features! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=1866147 </link> Tue, 10 Mar 2009 13:07:09 EST 5 Days of Fame DLCJ21 & WATCHMEWORK *´¨) Stop by and get to know your team mates <BR> .•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) DLCJ21 & WATCHMEWORK <BR> and spread a little of your sparkle dusk. <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> we're in this together <BR> <BR> Two ways to locate: <BR> Click COMMUNITY, SparkPages <BR> In the "SparkPage Search/Buddy Finder" <BR> Search their username <BR> ~~OR~~ <BR> if you find them on a thread, click MY SPARKEPAGE Sun, 8 Mar 2009 19:39:14 EST Mini challenge for week of March 8th-March 14th Get your 10 points this week for making 100 posts. This may sound hard, but it can be done <em>30</em> There are many places to post in the Sparkpeople game room just to do this. Also, you can post here and your other teams. As well, feel free to use this post, and post as many times as you want. You can just use emotions if you want <em>30</em> Let us know when you get your 100 points. Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:49:47 EST Team names here! Hello all. The below post is from HOMIE about our team names. Don't forget to post! <BR> <BR> I think we need some team names, what do you all think?? Each person picks a word and a color. Share it with your team mate on Monday with Spark Mail, do a little intro to get to know each other or at least read their Spark Page. Tuesday come up with various ways to use the words to come up with a team name. Wednesday decide official team name and post here in this thread. <BR> <BR> For instance... Wed, 4 Mar 2009 10:33:47 EST Mini challenge for week of March 1st-March 7th Tell the team 5 things we don't know about you. <BR> <BR> 1. I was in the US Navy for 6 years. <BR> 2. My days are spent taking care of my husband and kids. <BR> 3. I love to read. <BR> 4. My favorite "me" time is a hot bubble bath with candles and the door locked. <BR> 5. I often wonder when some of my friends are going to be there for "me". I love being the helper and the doer, but it would be nice to have help sometimes. I am not Superwoman, no matter what they say. Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:55:25 EST BUDDY challenge. ....starts March 1st Hello all! Here is our 1st buddy challenge to start March 1st! I would like to keep this link for only adding your minutes and water intake. We can use the I need a Buddy for a daily chat about this challenge. Thanks! Here is our first official buddy challenge...remember to post as a team. It has 2 parts: <BR> 1. Fitness minutes for March(from both buddies) <BR> 2. Both buddies drink their 8 glasses of water a day. <BR> The team with the most fitness minutes who drank their water will be... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:33:42 EST I need a buddy Hello all. I would like to start a buddy challenge. Please post here is you are interested so I can pair people up. If you already have a buddy on our team, just let me know! I would like to start this in March. Mon, 23 Feb 2009 06:17:52 EST Weight Watcher Question... My mom was a member of weight watchers but gave it up and gave me her slide-y type thing that tells you the points for food and on the other side it tells you your points for exercise. She never used the other side or paid attention to it... so I was wondering if anyone knew what the exercise points counted for and if its for how many your supposed to work out in a week how do I find out that number? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 16:44:10 EST Thanks for the goodies I just wanted to thank you for the goodies. I appreciate it! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 17:41:35 EST Updating or creating your sparkpage Let us know when you do so we can check it out:) Sun, 1 Feb 2009 08:36:15 EST Hi Hi all. I'm a 37 year old mom of 4 from Colorado. I am at the point in my life where I just want to get healthy inside and out. I started with Spark last fall but wasn't real faithful. This year my goal is to stick to it, taking one day at a time. I would like to have a total weight loss of 100 lbs. <em>40</em> <BR> I've lost 12 so far! Woo hoo! Wed, 28 Jan 2009 08:41:27 EST I'm Back I have been gone for a while and for that I have no good excuse. Other than putting one of our dear cats to sleep. She was not doing well and her kidney disease had progressed to far for her to have any quality of life. We put her down Black Friday. :( <BR> <BR> I have also been doing a lot of soul searching and trying to figure out my path. I felt I was at a crossroad and I am now heading in the right direction. :) <BR> <BR> With that said....I am back and ready to get back into the swin... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:13:04 EST Tell us how you feel today with emoticons Let us know how you are feeling! Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:04:47 EST Log in points Tell us what login points you got today. I got 3 Sun, 18 Jan 2009 15:01:34 EST Boosting your metabolism Good morning all. On one of our leaderboards someone got some tips from their dietician on boosting your metabolism. There are some good tips and thought I would share. Have a great day! <BR> <BR> 1) Eat breakfast - breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism. Not eating breakfast causes your body to store mre fat throughout the day. <BR> <BR> 2) Eat little and often - two reasons why meal frequency affects your metabolism: thyroid hormone level drops within hours of eating, and metabolism the... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 06:25:25 EST All About you! 1. How many years have you been married or single? <BR> - 14 years <BR> 2. How many children do you have? <BR> - 3; 2 boys(10 & 12) and 1 girl(7). <BR> 3. How many Grandchildren? <BR> - none <BR> 4. What is your Favorite activity? <BR> - reading and being with my family <BR> 5. What is or was your career field? <BR> - Stay at home mom <BR> 6. What is your favorite season? <BR> - Summer <BR> 7. When is your birthday? <BR> - March 29 <BR> 8. What is your favorite vegetable? <BR> - cor... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 18:29:56 EST This or That ... Coke or Pepsi <BR> <BR> (the next person chooses one, then offers a "THIS OR THAT" choice of their own; and the games continues. The categories can be about ANYTHING, that is what makes it fun! <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:44:49 EST Health regimen posting Let us know what your new health regimen will be for the next month. Once a week(or more often) update your progress and how you are doing it:) Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:04:36 EST Fitness minutes for 2009 What should your yearly fitness minutes be in December 2009? Lets factor them up now, declare a total, and work together towards it. <BR> <BR> Mine should be: 8100 <BR> My goal is to exercise 30 minutes every day in January, then 30 minutes 5 days a week the rest of the year:) Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:48:37 EST Log in every day and tell us how you worked out. What was your exercise today? Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:39:39 EST Question of the week How often do you log into SP? <BR> <BR> I log in at least 2 times a day. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 08:36:10 EST sparkpages bootcamp Hello team! Spark pages has a boot camp that starts today. There are a great many tools to help with weight loss in January. Come join!! <BR> p <BR> Sun, 4 Jan 2009 11:50:53 EST Looking for a Buddy! Hi, I'm looking for a buddy to chat with a few times a week to help keep me on point. I'm 22, a college student, and I live in Boston. Please message me if you want to motivate me--I'll return the favor! <BR> <BR> ^_^ Sun, 4 Jan 2009 10:25:19 EST New Years resolutions I hope everyone had a great New Years! I went with a friend to New York and we took our daughters. What an experience!!! My New Years resolution is to quit smoking. What about everyone else? Sat, 3 Jan 2009 16:53:48 EST January Fitness Minutes tracker Total Fitness Minutes: 1804 <BR> 1/1: 120 <BR> 1/2: <BR> 1/3: 35 <BR> 1/4: 135 <BR> 1/5: 70 <BR> 1/6: 75 <BR> 1/7: 70 <BR> 1/8: 80 <BR> 1/9: 105 <BR> 1/10: 75 <BR> 1/11: 135 <BR> 1/12: 110 <BR> 1/13: 40 <BR> 1/14: 85 <BR> 1/15: 115 <BR> 1/16: 110 <BR> 1/17: 105 <BR> 1/18: 13 minutes <BR> 1/19: 50 minutes <BR> 1/20: 60 minutes <BR> 1/21: 70 minutes <BR> 1/22: 60 minutes <BR> 1/23: 115 minutes Tue, 30 Dec 2008 09:11:45 EST January 1000 fitness minutes Another team is doing this and I thought we could give it a try. Who is up for the challenge?? Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:08:01 EST So how are you doing two months in? So it has been a bit over 2 months since we joined. How has it been going for you? <BR> I have loved the tracking systems for food and exercise and find that it is such a motivator. I hate to miss a day! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:05:10 EST Ideas for new challenges Hey everyone! Are there any goals you would like to see us achieve? Any challenges that would peak your interest? Sat, 27 Dec 2008 09:30:15 EST Happy Holidays I just want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays. I hope they are wonderful for everyone. <em>263</em> Tue, 23 Dec 2008 09:09:33 EST ABC street names This one is going through the alphabet with different street names. <BR> <BR> America Street Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:23:04 EST Spit or swallow Hi all. This is a fun game we play in another team. I am going to put a food. The next person says spit or swallow and then another food and so on. <BR> <BR> Turkey pot pie Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:21:15 EST Pound for pound weight loss helps to feed hungry Hello all. I am not sure if anyone watches the biggest loser(Bill I think you are in that group with me), but you can sign up to pledge weight loss and it will help feed the hungry. Here is the link. <BR> <BR> Wed, 17 Dec 2008 07:51:57 EST New SP contest Check out sparkguy's blog. Don't forget to log your fitness minutes:) <BR><BR>l_individual.asp?blog_id=1605279 <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 07:33:40 EST thanksgiving challenge hello and happy thanksgiving to all sp class of october 12-18. my challenge is for evryone to get out and walk everyday this week.. dont let the weather or holiday give you an excuse. take family and friends visiting you with you on your walk. bye the way if your one of the top five sp point holders rest easy because my goal is to pass two of you by monday. its a great healthy challenge!!! Tue, 25 Nov 2008 05:08:20 EST need help with food planner i am new here hello i am new here <BR> is there a way to remove foods from the lists so i dont have to exchange in every meal? Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:12:04 EST A-Z things we are thankful for Hi all. I got this from another team and it went over so well there! I thought it would be something great for us to do. Just add a work for the next letter of something you are thankful for. <BR> <BR> much I love my country!! Thu, 20 Nov 2008 12:35:46 EST Hello All! I am an inactive duty Marine who has lost track for a while of who she is. But, I've recently found her again, and have no intention of losing her again! I've been on Sparks for about a month now and have already lost 20 pounds. I'm greatful to have this site. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 07:58:54 EST feeling bloated and a ???? Well I drank beer over the weekend like I usually do and I am kicking myself in the butt for it today. So, last week I weighed 155 and today I am back up to this because of the beer I consumed this weekend and will it disappear just as fast? Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:03:40 EST New co-leaders! I am pleased to announce two new co-leaders! Unfortunately it looks like sparkpeople has decided to change and now I can only show 2 leaders rather than three like it used to be. We still have three leaders here. ;) <BR> <BR> Please help me welcome LELAHD1 and HOMIELUVRFRND as your two new co-leaders! Over the next few days we will be introducing new changes and things to be active in during your journey to a healthier you! :) Sat, 15 Nov 2008 13:45:01 EST Water Challenge For our first challenge, we will be tracking our daily water consumption. The challenge is simple. You will be given a point for every 8oz of water you drink per day. We will be tracking this challenge for one week. That's it! Simple huh? So come on! Who's with me?! :) <BR> <BR> We will have two teams and a leader for each team. I will be the leader for one and all I need is a leader for the second team. All you will need to do is be responsible for keeping track of everyone's points as well... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:50:09 EST New Changes Ok. With the loss of one of our beloved co-leaders, I am looking for someone who would like to help out with the Team. I know most of you are new here, but I am sure there are many leaders and motivators here. Please Sparkmail me if you want to be a co-leader of this Team. :) <BR> <BR> Now, on to the next change. It's not really a change, but a kick in my I've been meaning to get this started sooner and just now getting around to So anyhow...we will be picking up some c... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:43:12 EST New Year, New Me I know we are still working on our Thanksgiving challenge. There will most likely be a Christmas/Holiday challenge as well. Those are great goal dates for short term goals. How about a New Years Day weigh-in challenge??? How much weight do you plan to lose by 2009? This is another motivater so when we hit that Thanksgiving goal we don't gain a few back before aiming for that Christmas goal. We have a bigger goal beyond those small milestones and we need to keep our eye on that as well! So wh... Sun, 9 Nov 2008 16:58:44 EST 27 days until Thanksgiving Starting tomorrow, Saturday November 1st, let's try for another 5 lbs or more. Set your personal goals and let's motivate each other to BEHAVE during the Holidays so we can be even closer to our goals! <BR> <em>53</em> <BR> <BR> Initial weigh in is tomorrow along with your goal weights! Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:22:53 EST What Are You Doing for Halloween? With Halloween just two days away, I figured I would find out what everyone is doing. Making special meals? Dressing up? Greating Trick-or-Treaters? What are YOU doing this Halloween? <BR> <BR> <BR> We LOVE Halloween over here. We've been watching horror movies all week. Big blow out on We will be passing out snack sized candy to the kids (IF we get any this year. Didn't get a one last year). I will, hopefully, be scaring some kids....10 and up of <BR> <BR> We ... Wed, 29 Oct 2008 18:57:52 EST What do you listen to? I was roaming around the site and they have some song lists you can play while roaming the site. I am listening to the country version one. I prefer to work out to something even more fast paced. What song motivates you to work out? What kind of songs do you listen to when you work out? I am trying to get some ideas to make me work out harder and longer. Wed, 29 Oct 2008 08:24:24 EST Exercise DVD Has anyone ever used the Leslie Sansone's walking DVDs? Picked up on last night and I am going to try it out tonight, but curious as to whether anyone has had success with them. I love to walk outside and hate the cold. Looking for an alternative to walking in the freezing cold. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 15:50:00 EST Goal > Reward OK, I admit it, I have not set any "mini goals" or short term goals and rewards which is receommended for success. But, I do have an ultimate goal in mind. It is not to reach a certain weight, rather it is to fit into a certain size: that would be the size of clothing which I have three boxes stored in the guest room closet. I am saving those because I know one day I will fit back into them. And on that day, my reward to myself will be a bonfire to which I will consign all the x-large, el gra... Tue, 28 Oct 2008 00:10:49 EST Been Away Sorry I have been away so long. I will definitely try to do much better. I should be able to. Life has slowed down at least for the time being, but I will make sure to make time to swing in at least once a day. ;) <BR> <BR> I want to welcome all of our new members and hope that we can help you on your weight loss journey. :) Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:04:57 EST Hey! Hi! I'm Aubrey, I'm 23 and about 220 lbs. I'm kinda lost and still learning the ropes, so hopefully i'll be around more once I get the hang off all of this. <BR> <BR> I wondered if anyone else is doing the 20-day Shred? I'm going to be picking it up this weekend and trying it... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 10:00:36 EST Anybody else having trouble getting started I am going the wrong way but by tracking my food I can see why - way too many calories. I have the water and exercise piece down but can't seem to stop snacking late in the afternoon. How have others stopped this? This seems to be the time of day that is sabotaging me. <em>234</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2008 08:35:58 EST Marijuana and Alcohol My first topic for my SP Class of October 12-18, 2008 is my use of these drugs for mostly social and sometimes emotional insecurities. I am by no means a hard core user; I just let these vices distract me very easily. <BR> I have been smoking MJ for about five or six years; but I am only twenty. I have come to the conclusion that weed has obviously distorted a lot of the person I used to be. This includes a thinner me, this is why I hope some can relate. <BR> I am really sad right now and I ... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 03:15:54 EST Not enough protein nor folate in my diet <em>213</em> so I have a question for all of you or SP. Help please. I don't have enough protein nor folate in my diet based on the graphs on SP. I don't drink milk, don't do yogurt, nor soy, but I do take a calcium supplement twice daily and have never had any trouble with my calcium levels. Soooooo, any suggestions on what I can add to my diet to increase both? Sun, 26 Oct 2008 03:07:44 EST clean plate club? I have a problem where I will eat everything put in front of me (eventually) no matter if I'm full or not because it just *has* to be off the plate. <BR> <BR> I've tried using smaller plates.. That works when plates are available, but, for instance, tonight I ordered a personal cheese pizza and the chicken sounded really really really good so I ordered that too. The pizza is still in its box in my car but the 10 piece order of boneless chicken is gone. I think it was like.. 8-10 oz. <BR>... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 19:32:08 EST DAILY CHAT Here's a place to check in everyday. Tell how you're doing. Just chat. A way to get to know each other and offer support. Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:54:57 EST Checking in reporting successes Today went to lunch and didn't eat any of the bread they brought. Feel pretty proud. Thu, 23 Oct 2008 18:06:41 EST What is your goal for today? The long range goals tend to lose their luster for me when faced with instant gratification. <BR> <BR> I would like to hear from you. Your goal just for today. <BR> <BR> I will be working away from home today, so I will pack snacks and a lunch. I will stay in my calorie range. I will walk 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Angel <BR> Thu, 23 Oct 2008 09:16:37 EST Moms who sabotage I have been doing pretty good so far with Sparkpeople. But yesterday my mom made two apple pies. She is making me feel guilty because I said I don't want one. She lives by herself and when I talked her today, same thing. "I have these pies here. I want you to have one". So, I have to go over there. I will have ONE piece. Not bringing a whole %&#@* pie home. She does this to me a lot, especially with food...and I'm 46 years old! <BR> <BR> Sorry, I just wanted to vent. <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 22 Oct 2008 19:14:14 EST I'm back after exactly one year! I stopped coming to this web site one year ago and I noticed my weight stayed exactly the same. That's weird because in that year I had a baby! My name is Rebekah, I'm 32, I have 4 girls, Orion, 10 today, Jessica, 5, Taavi, 18 months, and Athena 5 months. My weight is 133 pounds and I'm 5' 3" which says I'm healthy but my body doesn't think so. I'm very small up top and very flabby once you hit my waist. I want to get rid of that flab. I'm glad to be back and I hope to help anyone I can! Wed, 22 Oct 2008 11:04:09 EST *Happy Dance* Today is my one week sparkiversary, and I am down 3.1 pounds! I'm so excited! Tue, 21 Oct 2008 17:15:29 EST