SparkPeople SP's Social Team for Team Leaders and CT Members Team Messageboard This team is for Team Leaders and Community Team members to socialize, talk about things related to their own programs, and just have fun! Welcome! SparkPeople SP's Social Team for Team Leaders and CT Members Team Messageboard Inactive team Hi, all! So, a few years ago, another member and I tried to reinvigorate a group called ***MOTIVATORS*** that we were in. Several months ago, her profile became completely deactivated, so I am not sure what happened there. The only activity that I can get on the group is if I give a goody, a couple of people say thanks. Should I continue to expend the energy on this? It is wearing me out a bit, but I know it could be a great group. Or is there another group that I could join (even just ... Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:28:31 EST Spark Challenges Why does it take so long for the challenge buttons to load so points can be entered? Sometimes it takes almost half an hour to get my points entered. It sits there and "grinds" and then I get an error message and have to start again. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone in Spark IT who can help? Tue, 18 Aug 2020 23:33:00 EST Tracker thing at bottom Hi everyone! I notice that some of you have a tracker for how much weight you have lost at the bottom of your posts. How do I get one? Thanks! Tue, 4 Feb 2020 13:41:13 EST Fitness & Nutrition Related Gifts For Christmas An air fryer! Sun, 3 Nov 2019 15:43:23 EST Hello, Questions Hello, how do I add my team to my signature? How do I get my team noticed/featured for more traffic? My teams name is Daily Fitness Challenges. Thank you for reading. Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:45:38 EST A GRRREAT blog This is a cute blog and it is VERY motivational for me. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ublic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6<BR>567113 </link> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:57:28 EST No email from Spark Is anyone else NOT getting email notices from Spark? This has been a problem for since Friday. I've checked the email setting on my page and everything has a check mark. Mon, 29 Oct 2018 08:08:18 EST Have You Given A Hug Today? Sometimes, a hug is needed for that human touch. Hugs are healthy. When I ask if you have hugged today, I don't mean a Sparkgoodie. I mean a good physical hug. <BR> <BR> I plan on hugging my roommates today. I am far away from family. I miss my family so much. <BR> <BR> How about you? Fri, 8 Jun 2018 10:53:19 EST Post Your Positive Thought Here <img src=""> <img src=""> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:34:27 EST How To... And A Question change the name of a forum topic. I've done it before, but darned if I remember now <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Also, under the Email Preferences the boxes are always unchecking themselves. I go in, check the boxes (except the 'Never Email Me Again' box) &amp; Save. An hour later, everything is unchecked, except the Never Email Me Again button. I haven't gotten emails in 2 days. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> Mon, 4 Sep 2017 13:35:30 EST Jokes, Inspiration, Motivation, Quotes A blonde and her friend are in a Macy Department store parking lot. <BR> <BR> The blonde looked at the Macy sign and said, <BR> <BR> "Look! The YMCA!" Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:45:52 EST Hi! I'm Lorien! I'm the new team leader of spark Oklahoma City. There are many members still logging points but very few posts. I am looking for ways to revitalize our team to help others in my area. Any advice and new friends would be welcome. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 22:13:31 EST combining teams Hi Sparkers, <BR> How do I take my Green Smoothies team and join it to another Smoothies team, run by JANRTEACH? Green Smoothies is slowly dying. I want to pump some new life into it. Thanks! <BR> Please send me a private message, or write on my wall so that I'm sure to get it! <BR> Jackie Stetser Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:01:23 EST What Is The Weather Like Where You Live? Sun has not risen yet it is windy and warm at 45F this will be the warmest it will be all day as the temps will be going down throughout the day. Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:52:36 EST Emoticon How You Are Feeling Today? <em>30</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:46:17 EST What Are Your December Goals? What would yo like to work on your teams and just for you? <BR> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:50:22 EST What if you were training.... What if you were training a brand new leader and could only tell them one thing about SparkPeople? What would that one thing be? <BR> <BR> I would tell them to deal with one day at a time, one thing at a time. Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:33:18 EST Positive Statements about YOU to start your day. Begin your day with a startment that defies what anyone else may say and that tells YOU how wonderful you are. Here is a place to get your day started positively. <BR> <BR> Regardless of what others do, I know that I am worthy of success. I am only responsible for the way I REact. <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:28:29 EST SparkPeople Place to Talk/Chat I am here with you tonight for a little while. I hope we can get this chat moving. Tell something you are planning or what your plans for the holiday season are? Just anything you want to share, do it here. That little thing about me was losing 240 pounds and THEN gaining back about 80 pounds. Back to give it another shot. I only want to get down to 145 or 150 and not the 117 I lost to before. Everyone said I looked sick. Well, I have seen some photos and they were right. Tell me some... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:16:31 EST WHAT TOTAL DID YOU GET ON YOUR FLAGS TODAY? I got 76 (20,50,2 3 1) Hiw about you? Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:05:16 EST A TO Z WORD ENDING IN "ing" I will begin with A &amp; B. <BR> <BR> Aquiring <BR> <BR> Braiding <BR> <BR> Your time. Thu, 3 Nov 2016 07:04:05 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY. MORNIN', Y'ALL . This question for November 3 and 4. <BR> <BR> QUESTION Staying with Halloween. About those treats, were all your treats bought at a store or were some homemade? <BR> <BR> Mine were a mix.My mama may popcorn and used little paper bags to put it in. <BR> <BR> QUESTION 2 Now, in these perilous times we pretty much have to buy the treats we give. What is your favorite treat to give to the children? Unfortunately we have not had any trick or treaters in years. (I did not... Thu, 3 Nov 2016 06:11:12 EST Tracker not syncing The lights are my trackers are lit green all the way around. Had to change the battery early this morning. My start page shows only about 1/3 of steps. Is this my tracker or are others having issues, too. Thanks~Jeanne Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:54:27 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY How long have you been on SparkPeople? <BR> <BR> I have been here for a total of 4+ years. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>529</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:48:40 EST QUICK - FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND Please post the first word that comes to mind when you see the following word. <BR> <BR> Bananas <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:08:13 EST Change a Letter list Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:03:05 EST Letter to Team About New SparkPage Dear Team, <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, SparkPeople has changed our SparkPages. If you are not pleased with the new design and how it is working, please message them about it. They have a suggestion box, which you can use to let them know how you feel. Here is the link to that: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uggestion_box.asp </link> <BR> <BR> This can be used for anything, anytime, so please bookmark it to use again. <BR> <BR> “Never doubt that a small gr... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 07:14:41 EST Hello All Thanks for the invite! <BR> <BR> My name is William. I'm 42 years old. I have type 2 diabetes. I also have bipolar disorder or something that results in frequent bouts with depression. I've had multiple mental health diagnoses over the years and the label doesn't really matter that much to me. <BR> <BR> I started at 280 pounds a few years ago. Got down to 210 pounds and stopped using SP. Gained back 40 pounds. Came back to SP at 250 pounds because my A1C was 8.6 and my triglycerides were 35... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:57:33 EST List your Goals for 2016 1.exercise more <BR> 2.loose 60 before September <BR> 3.more water <BR> on Christmas early <BR> 5. to stop eating nuts <BR> 6.cook more <BR> I am sure my list will grow. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 00:01:10 EST ABC of Winter A-adapting Sun, 3 Jan 2016 00:26:43 EST Points for recipes I click on recipe points and they never show up on my tracker. This has been going on for over a week. At first I thought it was my Mobile.. But it happened today on my desk top.. Any ideas??? <BR> Thanks!! Mon, 2 Nov 2015 06:27:05 EST edit Special Goals Is there a really good reason why the remove button is not present for "Hours of sleep per day"? The edit button is there... but not the remove... <BR> The edit &amp; remove buttons are there for "Cups of Water" &amp; "Walk/Run Miles " <BR> <BR> Or should I be asking this question on the "Site/Technical Help" board? <BR> <BR> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:01:39 EST Team Points Can anyone tell me how the Team Points are determined? <BR> <BR> And connected with that, how the Category Leaderboard works? <BR> <BR> We have more than 10,000 SparkPoints but show up with 0 points on the Category (Washington Teams). Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:16:46 EST Freezing in VT <em>129</em> Hello everyone! My name is Jen, I'm from VT. I started a team about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Team 30. My intention was to pick an exercise program (any program) and commit to it for 30 days. Posting along the way, giving/getting support too. So far there has been 1 person posting most of the time. There is another person who posts too, but not as often. I haven't had much luck, but maybe I could change one of the topics to fun and games to see if I get more response? Anyway- ... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:33:32 EST Team Goals I've noticed that many of the Teams (including this one) have goals that are overshot every time I look. Why not make it a challenge by increasing the goal when it's being met. I imagine it might be difficult to estimate what the team will do, but shouldn't it be something to strive for? Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:55:11 EST Goodies to Multiple Members Do any of you know of a way I can send SparkGoodies to Multiple Members? I know we can send Team SparkGoodies to Multiple Members and have done that. However, I'd like to send some personal goodies to multiple members. Is there a way other than going to each person's SparkPage and sending from there? Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:24:53 EST New members with profile pic but no Sparkpage?? I keep getting new members with profile pictures but no Sparkpage and their name is not hyperlinked. <BR> How does this work? I thought that you had to have a Sparkpage to set a profile picture onto? Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:50:07 EST Two Teams? I'm a pretty new Team Leader--only two months with Spin Me a Yarn Team of 92 members. Participation has picked up and I'm feeling pretty good about it. <BR> <BR> However, today I noticed the team Olympia Spark needs a new leader. I wonder, "Should I volunteer?" This one is for the immediate area of the state, and has had almost NO activity for the past six months I've been on the Team. <BR> <BR> What advice would you give me? Have some of you become Team Leader for more than one Team? ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:48:11 EST just asking a question I took over a team about a month ago or so and we work very hard on it. my question is person before me made a girl a leader alone with me when the room was open.well she has not been there in over 60 days I don't even know who she is. but it still will not let me take her off leadership why is this?? Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:12:25 EST Question: Apps Hi! I noticed today while going thru my Spark Points that there is a spot where if you download Spark Apps you receive 250 points. I did this a number of weeks ago. How do I go about receiving the points? Similar things have happened like when I bought Spark DVD and books. The points do not show LOL i have no idea what to do ( would love to check it off).. LOL <BR> <BR> Thanks so much!!! Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:32:17 EST Interesting Facts I recently did a survey on my team members about the team to try to keep it relevent to their needs. <BR> It has turned up something that I think we have all seen but maybe not been really sure about <BR> <BR> On average between 30% and 40% of people who have access to any online survey will answer it – so working on 35% response number – we had 37 responses this year which means there are about 106 members in the team at present – against when I did the last Survey in Sept 2013 when we... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:28:20 EST Meeting SP's Team Leader and CT member goals I try to meet all the goals each week but the time I really have to comment and greet new members is on the weekends. It's busy during the week and there are many weeks when I can't get to it Monday thru Friday....I barely track my nutrition. I hope this is ok. I am working hard at it because I enjoy it. Reading blogs from members and meeting new people is terrific. I just wish I had more time. <em>386</em> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:50:38 EST What is the most dangerous creature on the earth? I joined this team today because My goal today is to spread information....What is the most dangerous creature on the planet? Killing one child every minute night and day 365??? <BR> <BR> Did you immediately say MOSQUITO? <BR> <link><BR>t-way-to-honor-world-malaria-day </link> <BR> No More Malaria <BR> 'Nets for Life' and similar interventions have reduced deaths from Malaria in Africa by 54%.. .still a long way to go. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:55:09 EST Looking for a Team for those trying to gain weight I have am team member on one of my teams that is looking for a team for those that are trying to gain weight to get healthy. I did a spark team search but I couldn't find anything. I was hoping somebody here could direct me. I know most people are trying to lose weight but the battle to gain weight can be just as hard for some and I would think there has to be others trying to gain. <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 7 Apr 2014 10:24:53 EST Wheel Points Don't like the new Friends Feed nor do I like that the option to share your Wheel points has been taken away. We would like that option back <em>18</em> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:46:45 EST Emoticon numbers Please can anyone help?? <BR> I read on a message a time ago that by changingh numbers in the emoticon text - its possible to find ones that aren't available on Sparks list. <BR> I am trying to find some Aussie ones as we do a trek in the Chair Exercise Team in sections of Australia - and honestly - the present emoticons just do not help much. <BR> eg: we are reduced to using a rubber duck as a stand in for penguins!! <BR> <BR> I realise that Aussie emoticons would not be really well used so... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:27:23 EST Sparkguy's message on Team bonus points Please can anyone give me the link to the blog by Sparkguy introducing team bonus points? <BR> I cannot find it. <BR> Thank you Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:44:44 EST Help please I have been unsuccessfully trying to join the Winter Wellness Challenge and the 30-Day Fit Food Challenge. I have asked on different boards, been given instructions and links, none of which has worked for me. I can get to the page where I'm supposed to sign up, but there is no link or anything for me to sign up. Help, please! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:44:55 EST Adding hyperlinks Please has anyone a faster way to add hyperlinks to team messages or message boards than putting each link through the "add link" panel?? <BR> <BR> I send out an email to my team telling them the threads that are active, every second week - with links - so that they can find the threads easily - and it does get more team members participating - but often there can be 24 or so links in that team email and hionestly it takes for ever to process that email. <BR> Also we often give a challenge w... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:36:57 EST Whats new team letters Does anyone else send out what's new links. After we put in a few new links, Once or twice a month, I send the team a whats new letter with the new thread links. I don't include every link but ones the team , as a whole, can answer and connect to. I send only those started by the team leaders. It helps to get more posting on the new links and lets them see what's new that they might be interested in and didn't see. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:24:46 EST hi Hi I am Pam. I am a co-leader of 55+ ladies, lightworkers, and the miracle that you are and you can succeed team. I really believe in helping others you help yourselves. Food is not always about addiction or hunger but sometimes it is low self esteem,boredom etc. <BR> I am a mother, wife and grandmother and, so excited, going to be a great, great grandmother in March. I have been fighting being overweight for most of my life. I have gone through many health issues and tired of carrying ... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 18:03:24 EST Vote for SparkPeople: free Super Bowl Commercial Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople: (It just takes one click and you can vote once a day.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.smallb... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:04:10 EST Am I on Facebook?? I don't know if other members have noticed but we have recently started getting a spate of people sending Sparkmails to their friends with their daily gossip - however I notice those same people who talk freely on Sparkmail never seem to have anything to do with the teams they join - which makes me wonder if they think this site is Facebook or something - or maybe its me that's in the wrong place!! <BR> What do other leaders feel about this ?? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:32:07 EST Hi I'm Lisa I am the new team leader for the team Embroidery Lovers. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 14:14:22 EST Greetings From Southwest Gerogia USA Hi my name is Holly or Georgiagirl26. <BR> Thought I would join your group since the other is for business only. <BR> I am a Extra Leaders for the 5% Community Challenge Team. <BR> It is an 8 week challenge. It is a private group and you pick the team you are on. <BR> I am an Extra Leader (aka Cheer leader( for the Cats team. <BR> This week is Exercise and eating off a 9 inch plate. <BR> I can not wait to get to know the rest of you. Have a great day! Holly Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:54:52 EST Local College Gym Membership! I have belonged to the YMCA off & on over the last few years. Because I don't like to belong in the summer...with all those horrible children....I let my membership go for those months. I just got off the phone with them & this year it will be $97.50 joining fee with $80 a month. Because I home school my 12 y/o son just about the only thing we ever use is the pool because he isn't allowed in any of the other areas or classes until he is 14. We go during the day so the kids' room is closed bec... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:33:05 EST back again!!! Hello, all :-) <BR> It is good to be back again, seems that I have been away much too long...I am back on track now and hope that this will be the successful time for losing all the weight I managed to gain from chemo and such like. I want to thank all of you wonderful friends that welcomed me to the CT on my Sparkpage- i will be getting around to answering all very soon! <BR> <BR> have a great day! <BR> hugs, <BR> 'Kat <em>390</em> <em>240</em> <em>661</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 05:06:42 EST Weight loss tracker? I haven't had a weight loss tracker on my page in years, and I can't remember how to put it there. I've just rejoined Weight Watchers, so I want to put it on the page. Help, please! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:47:27 EST Listed in search How long does it take to get listed in a search? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 08:25:13 EST Sparkpoints Bonus Wheel Is anyone else having trouble with the Bonus Wheel today? I've earned a bonus spin but when I click the button to go to it, it keeps giving me my results from two days ago! Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:33:17 EST Looking for a leader for my spark team Hi I am stepping down from my spark team and need a new leader as soon as possible. Pls msg me if you are interested. Thanks <BR> <BR> Here is the spark team <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=45135 </link> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:31:25 EST BEWARE! SPAMMER ALERT!!! I had this comment on my latest blog "Valentines Day: A&I KISSES WK2 Blog": <BR> <BR> URBANMINSTRELBB <BR> 2/13/2013 3:54PM <BR> Want to see a funny animated Valentine's Day song? <BR> <BR> <BR> The username isn't a member of this site, the link wasn't clickable and I didn't search for it, but I did report it and then deleted it. Tanya from Spark People replied via e-mail: <BR> <BR> "Thank you for your report. When I click the link I find a funny valentine messa... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:58:29 EST Major Frustration!!! Please - can anyone tell me - do new members read the Auto Welcome to the Team Sparkmail they get on joining a new team?? <BR> In our Auto Welcome Sparkmail new members get a list of links to our team resources - and this is then repeated in a very clearly labelled sticky thread in the team page - <BR> But from maybe 50% of new members I get Sparkmails - sometimes as a reply to the Auto Welcome Sparkmail asking where they can find things. <BR> Can anyone suggest what else I can do to get the... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 15:46:18 EST ABC's 20/20 profiles 50% weight loss achievers Tonight on ABC's 20/20 show has a segment tonight called "Half Their Size". They will be profiling people who have lost 50% of their weight. They will be sharing their story and what steps they took to achieve these great accomplishments. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <em>248</em> <em>205</em> <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> too! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 16:52:19 EST This is getting annoying This is the third day in a row that the "never email me again" button in my Start menu has decided to check itself. I already don't understand why it checks itself at all, but every day? <BR> <BR> Shouldn't this be our choice, and not something automatically built into the system? Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:22:15 EST Scam Sparkmail Looks like we aren't even away from these pesky things even here <BR> <BR> I have just received a Sparkmail message from a member - FRIEND4YOU5 who calls herself <BR> <BR> Princess Sameera Michel - asking me to help her in getting a very large amount of money out of her country and also help her to relocate to our country!! <BR> <BR> SCAM - <BR> I guess he/she thinks that sending through Sparkmail - you might think its genuine !! <BR> DO NOT answer it!! <BR> <BR> At the bottom o... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:41:30 EST Heyyyyy(: Hi I'm Lizzie! I run Fit College Girls! Whoop! <em>345</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:40:46 EST INTRODUCING MYSELF GOOD MORNING ALL MY NAME IS RAVISHING72.I HAVE BEEN WORKING TOWARD SUCCESS ON MY WEIGHT LOSS GOALS.I HAVE BEEN DOING PRETTY WELL,IF I MAY SO MYSELF.I HAD SLACKED OFF AND GOT LAZY WHEN I BECAME OVERWEIGHT.BECAUSE I WAS DETERMINED TO GET RID OF THIS WEIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL,I STARTED SEARCHING FOR WEBSITES TO HELP ME.BECAUSE MY FINANCES DIDN'T AND DON'T ALLOW ME TO JOIN THOSE EXPENSIVE CLUBS.THAT'S WHERE I FOUND SPARKPEOPLE AND WAS DELIGHTED.EVERYDAY I LEARN SO MUCH.THERE IS SO MUCH SUPPORT,ADVI... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:47:39 EST Anyone else not getting notifications? I'm only getting my notifications when there's a reply to one of my blogs. I'm not getting new member or new post notifications at all. I've checked my account and email settings, and they're all where they should be. Is anyone else having this problem? Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:14:34 EST Team Picture Please can anyone give me the dimensions and file size needed for the team picture? <BR> Thank you Tue, 17 Jul 2012 05:52:49 EST Seriously? Over on the CSA board I posted an entry about the contents of my veggie box. One of the items is Japanese Shis**to peppers. I had to misspell the name because the system was adamant that I was using profanity! In which language is Shis**to an obscenity? Thu, 12 Jul 2012 21:41:47 EST Happy Mother's day....... (¯`v´¯) <BR> `*.¸.*´ <BR> ¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨) <BR> (¸.•´ (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`• <BR> _____****__________**** ______ <BR> ___***____***____***__ *** ____ <BR> __***________****_______***____ <BR> _***__________**_________***__ <BR> _***_____________________***_ <BR> _***________happy_________***_ <BR> __***____mother's day_____***___ <BR> ___***_________________***____ <BR> ____***_______________***_____ <BR> ______***___________***_______ <BR> ________***_______***_________ <BR> ____... Sun, 13 May 2012 00:56:13 EST Spark favorites in Nutrition Tracker I would like to see a better way to handle your FAVORITES in the nutrition tracker. <BR> Perhaps a "SEARCH" or "Delete multiple" <BR> Also, as I have said in the past, I would like a better way to organize my "Friends" <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:32:04 EST Established members joining "Class of..." Teams today I went to see if anyone had joined our new "Class of..." Team and discovered we had our first member, When I went to check her SparkPage I discovered that she had been a member since 2/7/2012 . What are YOUR views on established members joining these teams? I must admit I was a tad bit disappointed. <BR> <BR> Kris Sat, 28 Apr 2012 19:48:13 EST Email issues? I'm getting barely a quarter to a third of the emails I need to be getting. The "don't email me" box is turned off, so I don't know what's going on. Is there a technical issue with the email? Sat, 28 Apr 2012 10:09:47 EST Thursday 4-12! Meet Chris Downie in Live! Meet founder Chris Downie (Sparkguy) Thursday 4-12 in a Live! Meeting at 8pm est as he introduces a new SparkPeople feature he's been working on: SparkGuy's Army! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-special-event-be-the-first-to-learn-a<BR>bout-sparkguys-army.aspx?rc=lmr18722 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>349</em> Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:17:26 EST I hope I'm handling this right I lead the Spread the Glee Sparkteam. One member keeps posting insults on the Huddle, saying we're not "real" Glee fans. This despite the fact that he's never posted in a single team discussion. I Sparkmailed him yesterday and invited him to participate in the threads. He sent back a rather snide reply, saying he doesn't even watch the show until it hits DVD! He said we're missing "the Spark experience" because few of them Huddle even though we have lively team discussions. <BR> <BR> I wrot... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:05:18 EST Managing SP's New SHARE Feature I'm sorry if you've already seen this info or if this isn't a good place to post it but I wanted to let people know about the new feature and how to manage it. <BR> <BR> You may have noticed that your own blog now has is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" it on their Facebook wall!! You can read more about this at <link><BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=46<BR>80590 </link> <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:19:03 EST So annoying Would it be possible to place that ad for the Spark DVD somewhere on the page other than directly over the Sparkwheel? There's plenty of blank space on the page. Or give us the option to close it? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:14:33 EST Happy New Year Everyone.... wishing you and yours all the best for 2012..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:14:22 EST Tickers I love the weight loss ticker, it helps to keep one motivated as they watch the pounds melt off, but I also like some of the ideas for all the other would be great if we had the option to choose more than one. <BR> <BR> I would like to be able to not only see the weight lost but the inches lost as well but both at the same time.. <BR> And I like the Fitness minute tracker too, it would allow you to see all the hard work right there on your posts each time you are on SP.. <BR> <B... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:17:38 EST Merry Christmas everyone..... <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Christmas season.... <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> ... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:39:31 EST This sparker needs some hugs <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=FLOWERLILLY_777 </link> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 10:52:09 EST Well, that's just weird I'm trying to change the team image for one of the teams I lead. I've never had a problem with it before, but this morning every time I try I get a message that says "an unknown error occurred." Wonder what's going on? Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:36:49 EST Sparker Needing Prayers She's had a rough year, and has now hit another rough patch. Here is a link to her blog: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4611011 </link> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 4 Dec 2011 09:42:11 EST Help with some numbers I just read an article on eating with Hypothyroidism. On the nutrition tracker I would like my goals to reflect these numbers but I am not sure what they should be. If I am eating 1200 calories and . 45-50% of my calories are to come from this what numbers should I be entering on my tracker. Same for protein which says about 30% and fat 20%. I am not sure how to do this in grams. Thanks. <BR> Donna Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:51:54 EST Site will be offline this evening I have been informed in the team for team leaders that the site will be off line this evening 11/19 for maintenance Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:05:31 EST SP Cookbook on Kindle Has anyone purchased the cookbook for Amazon's Kindle? I thought it'd be a good idea since I can take my laptop in the kitchen with me but I read a review about it being hard to navigate on Kindle. <BR> <BR> I would love some feedback if you purchased it on your Kindle or know someone that has. <BR> <BR> Thank you! ~Ann Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:27:46 EST Live Meeting -The power of Positive thinking! DONT MISS THIS WEEK!! <BR> Live! Meeting this week is going to be mind blowing and you don't wanna miss this!! <BR> Topic The Power of Positive Thinking!! <BR> <BR> You don't want to miss this, It will change you!!!! <BR> <BR> Go Sign up right now!! <BR> <BR> I teach Tuesday & Thursday at 9am and Friday at 12pm Eastern, <BR> <BR> If you can't make it to mine, find a time that works for you but don't miss out! this is going to be an AMAZING Topic!! <link>livemind.c... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:33:29 EST New Leader Question I know that you can generate a welcome message to new team members everytime someone joins. Would someone please tell me how this is done. I cant seem to figure it out. <BR> <BR> Thanx for your help. Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:34:21 EST Throwing a SparkGoodie Shower! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am throwing a SparkGoodie Shower for one of the members of my team. <BR> <BR> This week, JULINC has now lost 200 pounds!!!! <BR> <BR> To congratulate her, I'd like to spread the word to have people stop by her SparkPage and congratulate her on such a tremendous achievement! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>LINC </link> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 12:22:31 EST Just a couple more thoughts to help the site... 1. Notification when someone huddles. <BR> 2. An easier way to look through our saved routes created on the map fitness page. <BR> 3. When you check one item in the, "other goals" all like items will be checked or filled in with identical information at that time, rather than having to, "click" and check or write in on each one. IE: 3 teams have a goal,"exercise 30 min. but, you need to click on it and fill in each one! <em>52</em> Fri, 7 Oct 2011 22:11:53 EST when working in "edit list of favorites" When working in "edit list of favorites" on the food tracker, it would be nice if we could delete more than one item at a time. OR a feature where it would delete all duplicates at once. <BR> My favorites list is sO long, it takes for ever to load now! <em>198</em> With a lot of duplicates. <BR> Trying to clean it up, is very time consuming! <em>87</em> HELP! <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:21:34 EST exercise blunders, and LOL moments Yes we've all had them those exercise faux pas, or wardrobe malfunctions. What are your exercising funniest moments? <BR> <BR> Mine: A class for exercise balls. My ball was doing fine right up until the middle portion of the class when it decided to have enough, and popped the air button. It went plufffffff and deflated with me on top. There were extra ones so I was able to grab another one and laughed along with the others. We were all having fun though that day so there was no stress... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 19:47:58 EST Labor day grilling How many of you are going to get to enjoy Labor day off and have a good time grilling? Me I have to work, but I'll go to my sister's afterwords, and I don't worry too much about the food, she always does healthy anyways. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 4 Sep 2011 19:17:48 EST Spark points I know I missed last week. <BR> <BR> How many spark points do you average on a daily basis, and do you most often get the bonus wheel? <BR> <BR> On good days I average about 78 to 80 points and I often do get the bonus wheel. On bad days I get maybe 1 or 2. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:30:36 EST Question on Smart phones Recently our team has had a number of new members who have no avitar, no spark page and no link to contact them with, in other words they are "secret" members - and a few with an avitar but no link and no sparkpage - <BR> I was wondering - if a person joins Sparkpeople using an app on a smartphone or i pad etc rather than on a computer - can they create a page ? - and does this account for them not being contactable?? In this case do they have access to Sparkmail?? <BR> Obviously I don't... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 17:04:52 EST Wondering if anyone knows of a team.... I was wondering if there is a team for people who have lost 100+ pounds to support and motivate one another on the rest of their journey (or for maintaining). <BR> <BR> I've searched through pages and pages of teams, and all I'm finding is for those who need to loose 100+ pounds but nothing for those who already have.. <BR> <BR> If you know of one, let me know, or I may be creating a new team :D <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Krystie Sat, 27 Aug 2011 15:27:51 EST ADMINISRATOR NEW!!! HELP!!! If anyone can give me any advise or direction on how to be an administrator of a team please help me!!! thank you.. <em>247</em> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 06:55:34 EST NEW ADMINISTRAT OR..HELP!!! I've just become the new admin on a team..I've never done this before and I don't know what to do..can anyone give me advise?? or direction? Thank you... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 06:52:29 EST YAY!! I did it!! I did it! 100 pounds gone!! I just crossed the 100 pounds gone, I would love for you to come by and read my blog!! Woo hoo <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4429282 </link> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 06:58:32 EST Greatest achievement on SP If you haven't reached your weight loss goal yet what has been your greatest achievement here on Spark People? Or if you have reached your goal weight let us know. <BR> <BR> Although I haven't reached my goal weight yet I have managed to make exercising a daily part of my routine, and my greatest achievement has been completing a 5k for the virtual 5 k races. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:51:37 EST Daily affirmations What are some of your daily affirmations or sayings that keep you going? <BR> One of mine is from Finding Nemo Keep swimming keep swimming or the other one is it's only one day <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 8 Aug 2011 20:47:01 EST Log in!! On MondayI am going to Brisbanefor a meeting- admittedly not an official one - but a meeting non the less of the SE Queensland Spark members!! The idea being to try to sort out a few program problems and give motivation -as much as I can. <BR> I have to leave home at 4'00am that morning and travel by car, coach and train - 5 1/2 hrs to get there!! <BR> Coming home I travel the same in reverse - 5 1/2hrs - getting home at 10.30pm - if it all goes to time!! <BR> I will be fairly tired when I... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:06:16 EST Non food rewards What are some of the non food rewards you give yourself when you reach a goal? <BR> It depends on the goal. On my daily 15 minute goals I give myself time on computer games 5 minutes for each 15 minute goal. Since I have 5 of them that's 25 minutes. If it's a weekly goal and I get them accomplished it's a soak in the bath tub, and if it's a long term goal it's a new DVD or CD. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:51:00 EST Spark videos Have you ever used any of the Spark people exercise videos? If so how often? <BR> I use the strength training videos quite often and I enjoy them. I also do some of the longer ones as well. Most times I use them two to three times a week. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Tue, 26 Jul 2011 23:28:50 EST Rewards for Exercise I think the S2H replay has been available in USA for a time now- its a system where you accumulate points for exercise - and is sponsored by some large stores <BR> Its just hit Australia and I wondered if anyone has any comments on it - or has used it?? <BR> The USA web site is <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:29:56 EST Daily feedback Does anyone use the daily feedback on their nutrition tracker, and have you learned anything from the information? <BR> <BR> I've just started using this tool, and I'm learning quite a bit of information about my eating habits like (it's not a good idea to have chips and soda for lunch even if it's diet soda) lol. <BR> Any other thoughts out there on this? Mon, 18 Jul 2011 21:59:16 EST Get thin quick gimmicks Has anyone ever tried those get thin quick gimmicks seen on tv either exercise videos, pills, patches or what not? <BR> I've never tried any of them, nor do I want to. Although when it did first come out I tried the diet pills but gave up as they didn't work. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:55:27 EST Stupid question!! Please can someone help me?? <BR> I want to post a link in my team page - to tell members how to make a Spark page!! I cannot find details anywhere but I know have seen them. <BR> I have a large number of members who have no Sparkpage - and I want to encourage them to make one as its so time consuming searching for the member or - if send a Sparkmail -half of them forget to check Sparkmails!! Hopefully they look in the team notice boards!! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help. Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:06:02 EST extra activity during the day? Do you and How do you get extra activity during the day, or random acts of fitness? <BR> I have a really active job, so when I work that is my extra activity, plus when I wait for the bus I pace, and walk around the bus stop a few times. On my days off I go up and down my stair case a few times to make that pedometer get to 10,000 steps. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 4 Jul 2011 21:41:12 EST When walking If your cardio of choice is walking what do you carry with you? <BR> Me I have my mp3 player, my id, and water if I'm running errands I do have my backpack. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 26 Jun 2011 17:46:26 EST The Spark Have you read The Spark yet? <BR> <BR> I've read it a couple of times, and it's a great read. Anyone else out there? Sun, 19 Jun 2011 19:50:32 EST Faux News strikes again I posted this on the wrong team. Sorry! Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:19:03 EST advice? What advice would you give to a new sparker starting out? <BR> I tell them to check out their start page and all the intro videos on their. Also to check out the team wizard, and start out small. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 12 Jun 2011 19:20:50 EST Favorite Part of Sparking What's your favorite part of Spark people? <BR> <BR> I enjoy the daily Spark blog because there is always something new and interesting on there, and some good information. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 5 Jun 2011 20:00:37 EST favorite healthy food. What is your favorite healthy food since starting this journey? <BR> Mine is salad. I've always eaten them, but now they are a big part of my lunch and dinner routine. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? <BR> Sun, 29 May 2011 18:36:10 EST Pedometers How many of you wear pedometers out there and what is your average amount of steps? <BR> I wear one all the time, and have a very active job. When I work its 25, 000, or more, and on my days off it's 6,000 to 10,000 steps. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 22 May 2011 18:18:03 EST I'm Back I apologize for being absent. I had health issues crop up and well... ugh. I don't want to talk about it. I'll probably post a blog about it later. ANYWAY, I just graduated university, want to get things in my life organized by the fall when I start my PhD program... Could use support right about now, but I am also excited about helping out new members. Maybe through helping them I can help myself. Wed, 18 May 2011 14:22:47 EST National ditch your car week How far away do you live from your job? Could you walk to work a couple a days a week, or even take public transportation? This is national public transportation week so if you can take the bus, walk to work, or ride your bike to work. <BR> Me I live about 8 miles for my job, and I take the bus everyday anyways so I already do my part. This week I might try walking home after work. I've done it before. It takes about 2 and a half hours. Anyone else out there have a doable goal? Sun, 15 May 2011 17:51:51 EST Listing favorites Could it be possible to list our favorites by more than just alphabetically? How about by date saved? Newest to oldest, or oldest to newest, our choice? So when we go back to look for one it will be a bit easier to figure out. Maybe a way for us to group them in to categories? <BR> IE: Health/wellness, recipes, Blogs, Physical Fitness & exercise, etc. <BR> Just a thought. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> wildflowerr <BR> <em>43</em> Sat, 14 May 2011 10:57:55 EST Purchasing The Spark in Australia Hi everyone, I really want to read The Spark but I cant seem to find somewhere to purchase it in Australia and Amazon does not use pay pal so buying online is turning out to be difficult for me. Does anyone know if book stores in Aus stock it? I really want to read it, so bad it hurts (exageration lol). HELP. Tue, 10 May 2011 18:47:26 EST Team won't appear in teams search I cannot get The Chair Exercise Team to appear in the Spark teams seach - even if I type Chair Exercise Team in. <BR> Please has anyone any ideas about how to do this?? <BR> Thanking you in advance Thu, 5 May 2011 19:45:10 EST Thought this was an interesting question. The daily Spark had this as a question after one of the Slowest Looser's blogs, or it was something similar. <BR> <BR> When you reach a goal do you continue on, or start over using the goal reached as a starting point? I've started starting over using the goal I've reached as a starting point, and working hard to reach the new goal. As an example I reached 190 two weeks ago so now I'm reaching for 180 starting over on the Spark diet, and resetting some of my goals. That helps keep my ... Sun, 1 May 2011 19:44:32 EST Feeling a little discouraged I am co captaining one of the teams for a 8 week challenge and having participated in challenges before was so excited for this opportunity. My previous team hadn't really been to into the challenge and by the end more than half were no longer participating but I thought that I could keep my team motivated. We just started week 3 and we have a ton of people that missed weigh ins and only a handful of members are participating in the weekly challenges. I sent out reminder emails at the begi... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:00:07 EST No Sparkpeople oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!! What would you have done if you had never found Spark people? Would have found another way to lose weight, or still be struggling with it? <BR> <BR> I don't think there is another sight like this on the web, and it has really helped me get my life together. I love the challenges, the teams, and the community. I also love the trackers. I sometimes use The Biggest Looser, but for the trackers you have to pay on that sight. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:09:15 EST Organizing Spark Friends WE definitly need a better way to organize our <em>223</em> S <BR> HELP! <BR> Sat, 23 Apr 2011 14:58:38 EST favorite hobby What's your favorite hobby, and how much time do you spend on it? <BR> My hobbies are needle point, and reading, and I admit I spend more time reading then needlepointing, but I try to spend at least a half hour a day on them. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:20:06 EST Becoming A Co-Leader I've been in constant communication with the leader of one of my SparkTeams and he suggested that I request to become a co-leader if this team. Since I just completed the 4 Team Leader Challenges I know that I am ready and up to this challenge - I have just one questionn - how do I become a co-leader of this team? Do I put in the request or does the current leader have to? I read the instructions on becoming a co-leader but I don't have the options yet and we're getting ready to start a new c... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 02:45:07 EST Spark points spark points Do you work at getting all your sparkpoints everyday, or just do the basics and pick them up once in awhile? <BR> Me, I try to get the maximum spark points available everyday. If I'm time crunched, or just too tired I usually just track my calories, exercise, and do a blog. Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 10 Apr 2011 19:27:08 EST Just a little creepy There's a member (naming no names) who keeps joining, leaving, and rejoining my teams. Never posts or huddles, just plays revolving doors. At first I used to keep sending the welcome goodies as though s/he had never been there before, but now I've decided that welcome goodies are one to a customer. S/he just rejoined one of my teams for the seventh time! I realize it's totally harmless, but it's a little freaky all the same. Sun, 10 Apr 2011 12:48:00 EST what are you thank full for what is every one thank full for Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:49:29 EST How's everyone doing? How is everyone doing lately? <BR> Me doing pretty well. Getting tired of winter, and looking forward to warmer weather. Love the sun that we had today as well. Still training for the 7k at the end of the month. Have been working out on the treadmill at work. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 3 Apr 2011 20:39:07 EST A_Z what are you grateful for..... <BR> I'll start ... A... Apples! Shiny red ones only! <BR> <BR> Next word starts with the letter "B". <BR> Sun, 3 Apr 2011 14:05:43 EST what is your biggest downfall several things but the big one eating at night after 10p.m. <BR> I can talk myself into going out in a snow storm and open my trunk to get a treat my husband bought. If I don't kepp them 100 yards away I will eat them <em>234</em> Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:35:33 EST computer vs paper? Do you keep a paper journal as well as your spark people trackers? <BR> I keep both a paper log, and journal as well as my spark people trackers. It helps me to stay on track better. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 27 Mar 2011 18:54:20 EST After some time... I can finally write again. I have been away since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a month ago-the diet and everything else kinda went out of the window, but I am finally beginning to get things together and getting back to normal. I am awaiting chemo now, but feel reasonably good- the surgery has taken care of most of the problem-I have just had a wide resection with lymph node removal, but it appears that the problem ended at the nodes- only 4 were infected, and nothing further-clear CT s... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 02:32:29 EST Buying local? How often do you buy local produce, and other stuff? <BR> I try to when it's in season. I could do pretty well just on the local stuff, but I would have to have my coffee and chocolate. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 20 Mar 2011 19:09:12 EST The Thomas Muffin Ad This ad is interfering with posting daily foods, posts ect. It covers 3/4's of the top page where ever I go! So you have to keep clicking to get it out of the way to post what one wants to post. I gave up trying to post anything tonight. I realize without the ads SP would not be free but this ad is very annoying. Hope something can be done with it. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 01:44:48 EST What color are You? If you were a color what color would you be? This is just a fun question. Me I think I would be yellow. A bright yellow some days, and a cloudy yellow some days. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:49:11 EST Please Celebrate with Spark Member This Sparker just celebrated her 1 year Sparkversary, and celebrates being able to walk with her daughter at Graduation, when she started her journey wheelchair bound. Please celebrate with her as she continues her journey. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4068581 </link> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 01:06:31 EST Winter or Summer So what's your favorite season? Winter, Summer, Spring or Fall? I love all the seasons, but my favorite is Fall. The weather cools down, and snow hasn't come yet. I like the last part of spring as well after mud season. Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 6 Mar 2011 11:27:12 EST Reseting goals I was thinking about resetting my goals, cause i need a clean start, but not if it's going to delete all my food i've inputted.. <BR> <BR> when i look at the description of resetting goals it says "Delete all your goals and results. You will keep your favorites and food groupings, but all goals and anything you have tracked will be removed. (Some people find this helpful for reading their reports if they have tracked inconsistently in the past.)" Does this mean it will delete any food i've ... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 07:33:35 EST sparksemail I am having trouble getting email from sparkspeople,help.I reset my email address and I stil do not get emails. Fri, 4 Mar 2011 13:49:25 EST March marching in? So did March come in like a lion or a lamb for you? <BR> here in Vermont it came in like a lamb so I'm not looking forward to the 31st. Major snow storm, or deep freeze? Tue, 1 Mar 2011 22:52:32 EST Definitions of Love I found this in a blog - I don't remember now which Sparker's it was - but would like to share it on this special day. Here's an abbreviated version: <BR> <BR> Definitions of Love from Children <BR> <BR> A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think: <BR> <BR> When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toe... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:25:58 EST Goodies I just became co-leader of Coffee Junkies of the World Unite. I went to give a new member a welcome goodie. Imagine my surprise -- two tea goodies but no coffee! Given the number of people here who love coffee, is there any chance of getting a coffee goodie added? Mon, 21 Feb 2011 21:26:33 EST Saying goodbye... I've enjoyed being a part of this great team, unfortunately my journey is not going well, so I need to free up some time for me. I'm eliminating some teams that I'm apart of in hopes that I can get my weight loss started once again as I'm spending too much time on the computer & not enough time staying active. Now is my time to say goodbye. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all the best. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:59:06 EST Huh?? So this morning I was named co-leader of a team. Immediately a graphic came up on the page saying that I hadn't posted in the last sixty days and that Spark expects better of its leaders. <BR> <BR> A) I became leader five minutes ago. <BR> B) I posted YESTERDAY. <BR> <BR> I'm confused. Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:49:37 EST Wii fitness I noticed on yesterday insider tip that one could go to their fitness page, click on add cardio, search for Wii and keep track of the fitness. When I went there to do a search it is blank. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help. I also asked several other spark friends to try and find it and it was blank for them also. <BR> Donna Thu, 10 Feb 2011 10:14:13 EST Total Gym Has anyone in this team every use or have a Total Gym? Looking for some input from people who has one or thought about getting one. <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> Maggie j. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 15:25:57 EST favorite excuses for not exercising. What's your most often excuse for not exercising? <BR> Mine has been too many errands to run after work and the pool/spa area not being available at work. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 18:00:46 EST Dr. Oz The big day is here! My debue on national TV is Feb. 1st on the Dr. Oz show. I'll be introduced as Dr. Patricia Kaine. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:00:50 EST Watch Rachel Ray on 1/31/11-SP Member featured!! One of our SP Motivational Members and Team Leaders will be on the show today! <BR> LJCANNON wrote: <BR> Today is the day to tune in to your local NBC Channel and see me on the Rachael Ray Show. I am one of 5 guests who lost a total of over 700 Pounds without Surgery or Pills. <BR> There was a lot that I didn't get to talk about but at least my story is out there and people will see that there are ways to lose weight if Surgery and/or pills are not an option for them. Both of those methods a... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 04:06:16 EST Eating at the computer? How many of you eat while working at the computer, and don't pay attention to how much you're eating? <BR> I'm guilty of that, and lately I have been measuring everything out before I munch. Even if it's potato chips I measure out an ounce, and only to eat that. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:50:00 EST Sharing my success with ya'll I've been on my journey for a year with Sparkpeople and I wanted to share my success with everyone. Please stop by and see my two blogs. <BR> <BR> WOW I've lost so many inches blog <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3943823 </link> <BR> <BR> Me 1 year in photos <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3938012 </link> <BR> <BR> Btw the total is now 70lbs gone instead of 66 that is posted in the blog!! <BR> <BR... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:40:09 EST SP member really needs support I have been following her blogs, but I am running out of encouraging things to say that aren't going to upset her. <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=LUCYJOY </link> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:16:06 EST wiifit my other group if anyone is interested in doing wiifit here is a link for tho's who has trouble with there hips..<BR>ups/viewgroup/57-wii+fitosteoarthritis Sat, 29 Jan 2011 21:15:46 EST Finished my first SP collage! I finally got my first SP collage done!! Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:44:37 EST New Members I have had a ton of new member join my team lately but they dont have a spark page. So I have no way of sending them a goodie or check in on them. How are they joining the team. Just wondering. Sun, 23 Jan 2011 20:08:57 EST How cold are you this week? Just for some fun since many of us are experiencing a nasty winter I was just wondering where everyone is from, and how cold it is there. Also if you have snow or not? <BR> I'm from Vermont, and we have lots of snow up here, but have escaped a couple of the really bad storms. It's cold up here today, about 0 degrees. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:37:19 EST You should read this This is a blog posted by one of my sparkfriends. It is really well written, and I think many of us can relate to it. <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=CALLIKIA </link> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 09:00:10 EST What's up with my post? I just put a new post on the Food Network Fanatics Sparkteam. My reference to the network and the word "chefs" both became links to ads! I've never seen that before, and I don't like it. How did that happen? Can I edit my post to change it? Fri, 21 Jan 2011 11:22:02 EST Silly question about the Spark book Hello everyone I did not know what forum or even team to ask this but I would love to know how you get the spark little book beside your profile is it only if you buy it online?? Where do you go to add it thank you!!! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 11:32:30 EST Just Joined: LOVING IT SO FAR Hello everyone, i'm happy to have joined i'v got <BR> 6 Members so far, For people who has OsteoArthritis in Hips (Mild or Severe) who would like to know what kind of {{wii fit exercises}} that suits you. <em>104</em> <BR> <em>253</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 05:33:34 EST team sports Does anyone out there belong to team sports, and what sport is it? How often do you get together on it? <BR> <BR> I'm a solo exerciser myself, but play an occaisional volleyball game at the Y. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 16 Jan 2011 15:43:29 EST How do I get tech help~getting questions about . . Hi folks. <BR> <BR> I've been asked things that I've been wondering myself with tech things. I don't know where to go. <BR> <BR> 1. Many of my team members, including myself, are not getting the daily emails where you can get points. We are getting the thread and new member notifications. Are we still getting them? <BR> <BR> 2. I know many people on my teams, including myself, like to welcome new members when we get those emails on the huddles and the huddles aren't there? Why not? <BR> ... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:10:07 EST sharing fitness and weight loss goals? Have you shared your fitness, and weight loss goals with anyone else other then spark people? If so has this helped you in any way? <BR> I've shared them with some of my coworkers, and we've started a walking program after work. I've also shared them with my sisters, and they help me to keep on track. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:21:15 EST New format questions Okay, I've figured out how to shut off the Team Stream. Now -- how do I get it to display my Spark Points (which I'd really rather not have to dig for) and my Friend Feed again? Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:28:01 EST Copy and Paste Although I'm new to the CT once again I am not new to Sparkpeople. I used to frequent the boards a lot and visit spark pages and once again have decided to become apart of this lovely gorup again. <BR> <BR> A rather unmotivating unsupportive visual however is seeing members of this group COPY and PASTE the EXACT same message into post after post after post, which I personally feel is disrespective. To then see the exact same post making it onto peoples sparkpages just blows my mind. <BR> <B... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:17:56 EST What's up for 2011 Alright what is up for 2011? Have you set any new goals, or ambitions? <BR> My goals are the same as last year, but I did up my exercise minutes. I've set some different goals as well, and this year I'm going to work on the portion sizes, and veggies. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 2 Jan 2011 17:28:39 EST 2010 good or bad healthy wise? How was 2010 for you on your healthy journey. What kind of healthy changes have stuck and what are you still working on? <BR> <BR> 2010 for me has been a fair healthy year. Some habits have stuck(water drinking, and exercise), and some haven't(portion sizes, and drinking most of my calories.) I have been very consistent with exercise and cardio all year. <BR> The habits I haven't been able to change are drinking my calories (mostly specialty coffee drinks, and portion controle. ... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:33:48 EST Merry Christmas one & all..... my Christmas <BR> wishes for you.................... <BR> <BR> <BR> Why God Made Friends <BR> God made the world with a heart full of <BR> love Then He looked down from Heaven above, <BR> And saw that we all need a helping hand, <BR> Someone to share with, who'll understand. <BR> He made special people to see us through <BR> The glad times and the sad times, too; <BR> A person on whom we can always depend, <BR> Someone we can call a friend. <BR> God made friends so we'll carry <BR... Fri, 24 Dec 2010 22:41:56 EST Holiday Greetings - 2010 <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, <BR> The gladness of Christmas give you hope, <BR> The warmth of Christmas grant you love. <BR> ~ Author Unknown <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years!!! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <e... Fri, 24 Dec 2010 11:10:01 EST Breakfast or no breakfast? Do you eat breakfast on this healthy journey, or do you still skip it? <BR> Me I usually eat a pretty good breakfast. Mostly it's cereal and fruit, and yogurt. Sometimes it's eggs. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:52:43 EST My Wish For You Wish you a extra nice day with a special surprise like a shopping bargain or parking spot that you didn't expect today! <BR> <BR> What do you wish for others? Sat, 18 Dec 2010 09:52:04 EST mass sparkmail I thought there was a way to send a mass sparkmail to all of your sparkfriends, but now I can't find it. Am I imagining that there used to be a button to do this? If not, how do I find it again? Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:55:39 EST Email problems? I got no notifications today Did anybody else have this problem?? I went into my mail functions and I was still checked off for everything so I resubmitted it.. grrrrrr Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:24:07 EST Who or what motivates you on this healthy journey Who or what is your motivation on this healthy journey? <BR> Me I want to continue to be healthy when I get older. I want to be able to live on my own, and able to get things done. I want to be around for awhile. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? <BR> Sun, 12 Dec 2010 17:20:04 EST Office parties, Christmas parties oh my!!!!!!!!!!! What will your strategies be to survive the ole office Christmas party or any other Christmas party be this year? <BR> Me I have an office Christmas party on the 19th. I'll limit the amount I eat by drinking plenty of water, and getting some exercise in that day. I'll eat a little less and party a little more. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 5 Dec 2010 20:13:34 EST The Real stuff, or the Diet Stuff? On your weight loss journey did you just cut down on the real stuff like butter, and sugar or go to the fat free stuff, or cut those things out altogether? <BR> Me. Some stuff like chocolate, and sugar I still use in moderation. I don't want to cut it out altogether because that will back fire on me eventually. Butter I use less of, but still use the real thing. Salad dressings, mayos, and other condiments I've been able to use the fat free stuff. Also with sugar I've started using ... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:09:48 EST Q about members Hello, is there a list of the members on my team, there are 37 members, I was wanting to go to their sparkpages, but do not have the time to search everyone's name thanx, <BR> Barbara Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:49:57 EST Toning Shoes? Hello there fellow sparkies! <BR> <BR> As I was shopping today I came across L.A. Gear Walk-n-Tone shoes that were half off. I bought them now, plan to do a little research and may return them if I don't see them being beneficial. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on these kind of shoes? Fri, 26 Nov 2010 14:00:14 EST Reason for your healthy journey. What is your number one reason for this healthy journey your on? <BR> <BR> Me I want to stay healthy and alert through my senior years. I don't want my body to slow me down. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:48:05 EST Please can anyone help?? I have a member in my team who an amputee and is looking for other members who are amputees with the posibility of finding a buddy. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of anyone (in USA) preferably female - who might help please??? Wed, 17 Nov 2010 19:57:21 EST Whats your favorite past time? What is your favorite healthy past time? <BR> Mine is getting outside and walking, or reading. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:24:35 EST New Team Leader Hi, <BR> I've been on Sparkpeople just a few months and I decided to become a leader of the Administrative Professionals team when I saw a that the current leaders haven't posted in a while. Now I know that have a lot to learn to get the team active. Is there a page with details for new leaders? My team hasn't been active as the original leader never really sat the team up, so I'm really hoping to breathe some new life into the group. All suggestions, advice, information very welcome. Thank ... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 19:40:51 EST Good habits What was the hardest good habit you've had to work on since starting this healthy journey? <BR> <BR> For me it's getting in my vegetables and fruits. It still is some days. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 16:53:34 EST The "other" Spark book? My mom brought me a book from a book sale. It's called The Spark, but it's from 1999 and its written by Dr. Glen Gaesser & Karla Dougherty. It's weird because the colors are orange and yellow and a blurb on the front say's "Get fit ans lose weight 10 minutes at a time. <BR> Does anyone know if there is any connection with that book and this site? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 11:13:40 EST What was the hardest good habit you acquired? What was the hardest good habit you've acquired on this journey? <BR> Mine was water drinking. I still find it hard to get my eight cups in daily. I replaced most of my soda drinking though with water, and most days I do get in eight cups. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:27:20 EST disheartened with member inactivity (local team) Sorry in advance that this is long! I'm the leader of my local sparkteam. I took over the team a few months ago after noticing there was no activity, even from the leaders at the time. I really wanted to get people motivated to become more active. Supporting other people makes me feel accountable AND we moved here just over a year ago so I figured it would be a great way to make some local friends. <BR> <BR> Along with making sure each new member is welcomed, posting on blogs, keeping up wi... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 15:57:11 EST Friend Issue Hello there all in Spark People Land. As I continue on this journey I am feeling SO good about myself and where my life is going. It's hard for me to sit back and see my friends who are more overweight than I was feel miserable about themselves and their lives. I hear it every so often, not as often as before because I am no longer in the same city, but it still makes me sad. I want to talk to them about making changes in their own life, but don't want to offend them at the same time. How... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 20:30:54 EST What was the hardest habit you had to give up? What was the hardest habit you had to give up on this healthy journey? <BR> For me it was giving up on soda, and sugary treats. I'm still working on the sugary treats, but mostly drink water or an occaisional diet soda. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 24 Oct 2010 18:05:45 EST abc fall and winter a <BR> awesome colors Sun, 24 Oct 2010 13:58:46 EST team members not posting???? am wondering if others have the same problem that i have noticed of late and am wondering how to best handle this.......... <BR> <BR> i have recieved many +++sparkmails of late from team members who don't post on the teams and tell me so and then proceed to discuss their week's events and issues etc through the mail rather then post these aren't private type problems either seem to be day to day type stuff.......... <BR> <BR> <BR> any suggestions out there would be gratefully... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 11:47:43 EST How many hours a day do you watch tv? How many hours of the day do you watch television? <BR> Me I watch about 3 hours. Most of my tv watching though is when I wake up and getting ready for work. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:03:42 EST Hey everybody! Signing on here! I've just been added to help out Sharongd as the co-leader of the Planet Fitness team. Looking forward to helping Sparkers stay focused with the rest of you all! Wed, 13 Oct 2010 14:16:08 EST Question again?!?! Can someone tell me how to find out who has the most SPoints or Fitness minutes on my team?? I want to post or team email about this, I thought it might get everyone else moving or motivated. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance! <BR> ~Candi Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:28:13 EST I have a lot of empty space on my sparkpage... Since there is so much empty space on my sparkpage, it would be nice to be able show more than 6 friends on the main page. How about 9 or maybe even 12? <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 12 Oct 2010 22:53:17 EST Help!! Ok so I have a new co-leader for my team. Now I have a SP team page just for us leaders, I try to add her to this team & it tells me....this person is not a member..(something like that) how do I get to add her to that team leader page??? Tue, 12 Oct 2010 17:37:04 EST Exercise during commercials? When you watch those favorite tv shows of yours do you exercise or do housework during commercials? <BR> I do Most days, or I'm working on the computer, but I do try to get up and walk around the house or get in some strength training done. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 10 Oct 2010 16:32:12 EST A quick link to one team! I was thinking...if spark could make a "quick link" from any page to one team of our choice? <BR> Does anyone else think that is a good idea? <BR> It seems like now to get to my FAV team I have to click like 3 times, each time. <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Sat, 9 Oct 2010 10:02:43 EST HAVING TROUBLE HAVING TROUBLE POSTING.WHEN I PUSH POST OR SAFE. IT COMES OUT NOTHING.IT SAYS CONTACT TECT SUPPORT Sun, 3 Oct 2010 22:54:01 EST Government involvement? Do you think the governement should get envolved with our health issues, and our children's health issues, or is that too much government? <BR> I don't think the government should be envolved in our personal health issues including weight loss, and exercising. The idea of food police watching everything I eat scares me. Now as far as government overseeing our food sources that's great as long as they do it consistently, and have a set of guidelines for what they are doing. <BR> ... Sun, 3 Oct 2010 18:23:00 EST Goal Met! Goal Exceeded! <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I have met and exceeded my weight loss goal (215 pounds)! I am doing the happy dance on the lawn! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Now I enter the maintenance phase. I am not sure that keeping it off will be more difficult than taking it off o... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:11:00 EST Please remember to be considerate of other's time I've mentioned this before, but think it is worth bringing up, again. I've noticed this issue, especially, at the beginning of the month: Too Many E-Mails on one day from a team! I know it is the beginning of the month & we want to motivate our teams! That's great, but I have spent a half hour reading emails....from just 3 of my teams! I've had no time to do anything on my own team! I really want to get more involved on SP than I have been the past month! But, as we all know, this time... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:49:26 EST An easier way to track, Other Goals in spark point Say for instance I have 4 teams tracking, "Exercise 30 minutes per day" <BR> If there could be a way to click all 4 at once, to type in the minutes. Or even a way to change it from "minutes" to a check box, might be a good idea for some leaders. <BR> I spend too much time tracking all those Other Goals in my sparkpoints! <BR> <BR> Blessings, <BR> <em>87</em> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:52:20 EST How many hours of sleep do you get a night? How many hours of sleep do you get a night on average? Is it good quality sleep, or are you up and down? <BR> I get about 6 to 7 hours of sleep. Most of my nights are pretty good quality of sleep. I do have a couple bad nights here and there. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 26 Sep 2010 20:27:16 EST SP application to add to cell phone? I got an email that sent me to the link to download to my phone and an error message popped up saying invalid URL is anyone else experiencing this? What can I do? Sun, 26 Sep 2010 17:09:19 EST Getting Started is easier than you think!!!! I combined everything into a straightforward getting started topic...sooo many newbies are saying that they are alone and don't know what to do, I get at least 10 people a week asking how do they reply to topics?? <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> You're doing this for You, nobody else... <BR> you need to eat plenty to keep your metabolism going all day need to work on making healthier choices but still eating plenty, a little change at a time will go a long way, this should l... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:42:49 EST favorite tv shows. Well its that time of year again when the new season of television shows start, and the old ones return with new shows. Which television shows are you looking forward to seeing returned, and which of the new ones are you interested in seeing? <BR> The only new one I might watch is tonight's Hawaii Five-0, and a couple of the new comedies. On the old ones returning are the CSI's, the Big Bang Theory, Chuck, The Biggest Looser, and The Amazing Race. Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:43:21 EST suggestion WE should be able to list our sparkfriends alphabetically. It is too hard to find someone when you have a large list of friends! <BR> Just a thought... <BR> Blessings, <BR> wildflowerr <BR> <em>43</em> Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:45:58 EST Nutrition trakker mistakes???? As I was inputting my food for last Thursday I inputted 50 cups of milk instead of .50 cups of milk for breakfast. That put my calories somewhere up there in the 5000 mark. I did change it, but that made me wonder. Anyone else out ther have a Nutrition trakker mistake they'd like to share? Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:42:26 EST This is the wrong team, but... I dont have the non-social team on my list of spark teams, but i have some input I'd like to provide to the ppl who are mantaining the spark iphone APPS. <BR> <BR> Anyone know who I could contact for that? Thu, 9 Sep 2010 21:31:15 EST It isn't easy being a Team Leader.... Being a team leader isn't easy! <BR> <BR> Where do you start, you have an agenda a message you want to give out, you come up with a name for your team, you raise some topics that will hopefully appeal to people and not cause any offense. Then you spend a few days recruiting new members and encouraging them to introduce themselves to the team intro topics and then you find information for the team , post articles and hope that it helps someone. You have to send weekly emails like reminding pe... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 09:50:02 EST New leader of small, not very active team - yet Hi, <BR> I've been on Sparkpeople for 3 years and have never been a team leader. I decided to become a leader of our local team when a message popped up that the current leaders haven't posted in 6 months. Now I have a lot to learn. Is there a page with details for new leaders? For example, I read today that there are goodie points for teams, but I've been using my own points. My team hasn't been very active, so I'm really hoping to breathe some new life into the group. All suggestions,... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 21:01:05 EST New Team Leader TRYING TO FIGURE ALL OF THIS OUT. I would like to be a great team leader. Mon, 6 Sep 2010 09:15:13 EST abc summer and fall a <BR> apple pie Sat, 4 Sep 2010 21:08:39 EST My days are? Finish this statement. My days are? <BR> <BR> My days are sometimes full, sometimes long, but always with a little adventure and spice. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Tue, 31 Aug 2010 22:36:20 EST Be Considerate of people's time I just want to let leader's know. I know how important it is to keep in touch with your team members. But, remember, we all have lives outside of SP! <BR> The reason I mention this is because a couple of days ago I checked my Yahoo mail & had 14 emails just from 1 team!!!!!!!!!! What had happened is one of the leaders was trying to get the birthdays of all of the members, so she posted 12 post, month by month, asking who had a birthday that month, not to mention the form emails I get from t... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:34:18 EST Hardest habit to conquer? What was you're hardest habit to break in your healthy living journey? <BR> Mine still is giving up sugar. I know I can do it because I was able to give up soda which was a big thing for me. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:01:25 EST SparkTeam Goodies I was giving out goodies from the Teams points. <BR> <BR> I went and clicked on the page of the person that I gave it to and it's not showing up on their page. Do they only show up in the Goodies for that month list in the group? If so how do the members get there to see it? Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:58:06 EST Health issues... This may not be the place to post about this, but I was wondering if anyone has had, or knows of anyone who has had issues with their thyroid gland? Specifically having had a mass which has had to be removed? <BR> I found out about 2 weeks ago that I have a mass on my thyroid. It's 5 centimeters in length. I will have surgery next Tuesday to have it removed and check it for cancer. My doctor doesn't seem to think it will be cancerous but will have a pathologist in surgery with me to have ... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 13:08:11 EST A few EMOTICONS that I would like to see added! A few emoticons that I would love to see added is a person canoeing or white water rafting (I thought we had a guy in a canoe but I can't find it.) Also a sail boat and a horse. <BR> <BR> I was going to added these to another thread that addressed emoticons but figured if I want it to be seeing I needed to start a new topic. Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:53:03 EST How's you're summer been? How has your summer been so far? Have you stayed on track, meeting your goals, staying with your program? Working with your teams on Spark people or in the spark people community? <BR> <BR> My summer is going pretty good so far. I have good days, and bad days, but mostly good days. I've lost about 6 pounds this summer, but don't really keep track of weighing in. I've slimmed down a couple of sizes though. Have gone from a 26 to a 22, and I feel alot more energised. Sparkpeople a... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 22:45:16 EST Spark people store have you ever bought anything from the spark people store or have you ever received anything from spark people as a prize? I haven't bought anything from the store yet, but I do have my eye on a couple of t-shirts. I am a t-shirt collector, and I love the colors. I have Sparkpeople bumpersticker from something I did. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 2 Aug 2010 22:01:43 EST Been really busy!! Sorry I haven't been on here as much as I would love to be BUT we have bought property & I am helping get it ready to move my homes onto it. <BR> SO I will be here daily & do as much as I can. <BR> My time is so limited & I also work too. <BR> Someone PLEASE clone ME!! <BR> Have a Great day!! <BR> <BR> Thanks all!! Chris Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:43:10 EST spark people recipes Have you ever tried a spark people recipe and did you like it? <BR> <BR> I've tried a couple, and both have been great. One was a baked ziti (lowfat), and the other was a banana bran muffin. I'm making it a goal to try one recipe a week. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 26 Jul 2010 20:30:11 EST Cat or dog person, or other pets. Are you a cat or dog person, or other pets? Me I would love to get a dog someday, a german shepherd Collie mix. However being in an apartment I can't get a dog right now. I could have a cat if I wanted one, but I'm petless right now. Any other thoughts out there. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:51:38 EST THANKS SPARKPEOPLE SPARKPEOPLE......... <BR> <BR> thanks so much for the great NEW goodies!!! <BR> LOVE THEM ALL...... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 22:31:05 EST Email problems Is anyone else not getting their emails, again? It started about a week ago & I'm not getting them. I've tried all of the suggestions. Did I miss something? or is this just another glitch. Usually, if I wait it out, it corrects itself Sun, 18 Jul 2010 13:51:27 EST Hi! Hi everyone! I'm Brandi. For a while now, I have seen the community team logos and been reading about what it takes to be a part of the community team...but never took the leap. I kinda fell of the spark wagon about a month ago and now back in action. I reset all my goals, restarting my weight ticker, and did all my measurements. I took the step to be a community team member to show my commitment to spark and to myself. I knew I did the right thing when I logged in and was already overwhe... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 12:42:21 EST personal chef or personal coach Allright if you had unlimited amount of funds but you could only have one which would you invest in a personal chef or a personal trainer/coach? <BR> Me I think I would invest in a personal chef. Someone to cook all my healthy meals for me would be great. I do well on the exercising, but the eating I'm still working on. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:47:23 EST building a "spark page" I have a team member who only has a profile, she wants to know how to set up a "spark page". It's been years since I set up mine & I don't remember. <BR> Anyone know how? Please, let me know so I can email her back. Sat, 10 Jul 2010 09:55:29 EST Active on Spark people How active are you on the Spark people sight? Once a week, once a day, once a month? About how many hours would you say you spend? <BR> <BR> Me it depends on my computer hee hee whether it likes Spark people that day or not. Most of the time it's 60 minutes a day, when I work, and 120 minutes on my days off. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 5 Jul 2010 20:20:30 EST Question about adding new Spark Friends I have a question about adding new Spark Friends. When I used to add new friends it would put them at the top of my friend list but now for some reason it puts them at the bottom. Since I now have almost 100 friends, the newest ones aren't seen. I would like to keep the newest ones at the top. <BR> Can anyone help? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Sat, 3 Jul 2010 19:28:50 EST I'm Pregnant...and leaving to go to Babyfit Hey everyone. I found out a month ago that I am pregnant!!! I haven't been online much nor texting much...just not feeling up to much of anything right now...especially exercising. <BR> <BR> Anyway, since I am pregnant, and have a lot going on with the pregnancy, the move, and the upcoming nuptials, I am leaving the team for the time being, and heading over to SP baby/pregnancy <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone! Wed, 23 Jun 2010 21:49:18 EST exercise routines I know I missed last week. My computer has this someitimes I'll work, and sometimes I won't work attitude. So heres this week's question. <BR> <BR> How often do you change you're exercise routine if you change it? <BR> I try to vary mine so I don't get board. For cardio I do walking and swimming, and I've been doing a bootcamp video a day for strength training since I'm not a big fan of that. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 21 Jun 2010 21:48:45 EST Spark marked as Spam About a week ago,I noticed some of my Sparkmail is going to spam folder.Every time I see that,I check that it is not spam,not sure how it happened or how to fix it.I have yahoomail Tue, 15 Jun 2010 13:39:32 EST Games for teams I'm trying to get people to post more on my team. I thought games would be a fun way to do this. But this area is not my expertise. Do you guys know of any fun and easy games that work for with your teams? <BR> thanks Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:32:10 EST Better late than never, I guess A year and a half ago one of the Sparkteams I belong to had an Inactive Leader notice. I replied, but noticed after a day or two that the notice was gone, so I figured the leader had decided to stay active, and I forgot all about it. YESTERDAY I got an email telling me that the leader had reactivated and my services would not be needed! <BR> <BR> I guess this might also help to explain why I've never heard back from the Spark Survey folks after applying. Wed, 9 Jun 2010 10:22:25 EST new spark buddies Try finding some new sparkie friends this week. Either in the intro boards or message boards. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:09:26 EST goal buddies, exercise buddies, or just buddies. Do you have goal buddies, or exercise buddies to help you get fit, and with your program, or are you one? <BR> <BR> Me I have a couple from my local state team. We check in with each other a couple times a week and it does help. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Tue, 8 Jun 2010 17:59:57 EST Can't Edit my Blog Need Help I would like to move the picture in my blog to the bottom of it but when I click on Edit it won't give me an edit screen to do so. Can someone help as the photo is a spoiler unless it is seen last. Tue, 8 Jun 2010 16:30:45 EST Multiple Posts Wouldn't it be great if we could simply delete multiple posts instead of having two or three of the same post on a thread, blog or a spark page? I usually try to post something different, but don't always see when it happens. It always makes me feel rather duh... It just seems like it would be easier to simply delete the extras. Any ideas?? What do you do when this happens? Thu, 3 Jun 2010 06:29:32 EST have some fun times this week. With all that we have to do, lets try to just have fun this week. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 22:22:37 EST Spark time I've been reading The Spark, and one of the ideas is spending some time with your goals each day, reviewing, and revamping, or just writing about them. Whether online, or journaling at home do you spend some Spark time on your goals, and how much? <BR> Me I do about 15 minutes every evening or morning for me working on my daily and weekly goals. I either write them down in my blog, and journal about them. <BR> Any other ideas out there. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 22:18:16 EST Have you found this great new SparkPeople tool?? Last week I discovered the terrific new "My SparkSummary Calendar" lurking at the bottom left of my Start page and have been blown away by it! It must have been introduced while I was on SparkBreak but when I blogged about it a lot of people wanted to know where it was. I think it will be a great motivator for some of us! <em>224</em> Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:03:43 EST Hi there! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Nice to "meet" you all. I am the new co leader for the violinist team and I am looking forward to the challenge. Other than that I am 48 years old and have been on sparkpeople for almost three months. My goal is to get into shape and run a triathlon next summer. I need to loose about 100lbs according to the charts. <BR> Other than that I am am an avid crafter, love to read, and love to travel. <BR> I am looking forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> An... Sun, 30 May 2010 11:27:08 EST Draw a happy or silly face Draw a happy or silly face and put it on your computer, bulletin board, referator, or someplace you'll see it, and smile back at it. Tue, 25 May 2010 22:08:15 EST Emotional eating. Are you an emotional eater, eating when your happy, sad, bored, or tired? <BR> Me I eat when I'm stressed out sometimes, or when I'm happy. I'm trying to stop that by journaling, and catching those things in the bud before they start. Any other thoughts out there? Tue, 25 May 2010 22:06:05 EST Are we having email issues again? I've abruptly stopped getting all my email notifications. I've done all the fixes I know and it hasn't helped. Anyone else having trouble? Wed, 19 May 2010 21:43:23 EST Those darn crave foods. When you have cravings for certain foods, what are those foods, and do you allow yourself some or just wait out the craving? <BR> <BR> My cravings are salt, and chocolate. I usually eat a small bag of chips, or have a small piece of chocolate. Sometimes what I find helps if you have the really good kind of chocolate, and let it slowly melt in your mouth. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 17 May 2010 19:59:57 EST smile at life. This week find something in your life to smile about. We all have those little rays of sunshine. Mon, 10 May 2010 20:19:56 EST Sweeteners. When sweetening up foods do you use artificial sweeteners or just less of the real ones? <BR> <BR> I use splenda for most of my coffee and tea needs. Can't drink black coffee. Sometimes with tea I'll have honey. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there. Mon, 10 May 2010 20:15:53 EST happy mother's day...... A SPECIAL MOTHER’S DAY POEM <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Would I be wrong for saying that God’s <BR> <BR> Greatest creations are mothers? <BR> <BR> For He has given her all the qualities <BR> <BR> That sets her apart from all the others. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> He created the sun, the moon and the stars <BR> <BR> And placed them in the heavens to grace the skies, <BR> <BR> And He has given mothers the same sparkle and twinkle <BR> <BR> Every time she looks into her children’s eyes. <BR> <BR... Sat, 8 May 2010 19:32:34 EST Clean Humor Tough Luck, Amigo <BR> <BR> A beautiful fairy appeared one day to a destitute Mexican refugee outside an Arizona immigration office. <BR> <BR> "Good man," the fairy said, "I've been sent here by President Obama and told to grant you three wishes, since you just arrived in the United States with your wife and eight children." <BR> <BR> The man told the fairy, "Well, where I come from we don't have good teeth, so I want new teeth, maybe a lot of gold in them." <BR> <BR> The fairy l... Sat, 8 May 2010 12:51:18 EST goodies got a stupid question, I have been here a while and received many goodies but cannot find any where that tells how to give one, how do you do that Tue, 4 May 2010 00:40:37 EST Journaling. If you haven't already start an only blog on your spark page. It's fun, easy, and very satisfying some days. Also try a gratitude journal. Mon, 3 May 2010 19:11:19 EST Journaling Do you keep on online blog about your healthy journey, or do you keep a paper journal? <BR> <BR> I do both. I keep an online blog and a paper journal for those emotions I don't care to share. We all need someplace private for those. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 3 May 2010 19:09:41 EST Today's Spin 2 Sun, 2 May 2010 00:44:36 EST Finding something to smile about every day. :) This is an easy challenge this week just find something to smile about every day. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:16:42 EST Are you a coupon user, or abuser? Do you use coupons when you do your shopping, or just not even bother with them? <BR> <BR> Me I don't use them unless it's a brand I commonly use, or need. Sometimes not even that because I usually don't plan on using them. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 26 Apr 2010 17:15:00 EST Random acts of healthy living. This week's challenge is random acts of healthy living. Try sneaking in some healthy living acts as your day progresses. This can be eating fruits and veggies, drinking your water, or any other healthy decision you make. Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:38:42 EST Do you read nutrition labels? Do you read nutrition labels on products, and restaurant menu's? <BR> <BR> I'm not as careful there as I should be. I do read some labels especially if they are processed foods. I'm learning more and more about that though. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:35:56 EST Spark People are World Wide Spark People are world wide, where do you live in this "small" world? Sat, 17 Apr 2010 18:50:40 EST CBS News Tonight News at 10:00pm tonight CST. My story, as told by Pam Zekman. (See inset box.) <BR> <BR> "You take your computer in for repairs, and when you get it back, all your information has been erased from the hard drive. Even worse, it's been transferred to a stranger's computer. How do you protect yourself? Pam Zekman has the answers." <BR> <BR> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 15:21:01 EST Hi ya'll!! Just joined the CT team, and figured I'd joing the party over here too :) Mon, 12 Apr 2010 21:01:22 EST Random acts of Kindness. This week's challenge is to try some random acts of kindness either on spark people, or in the real world. Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:40:28 EST Are you a patient person on this life's journey? On this journey we call healthy life are you a patient person, or do you want to see immediate results in your journey? <BR> <BR> Me I started out wanting to see immediate results, but decided that I like what I'm seeing now. Although I'm not loosing weight I still feel more energy, and feel good about where I am. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:34:07 EST Spark Survey Club I have been welcomed as a member of the spark survey team 4 times, and I have just "joined" again. I have not received any spark points, or surveys yet........ when does it "take" <em>198</em> Fri, 9 Apr 2010 17:39:20 EST Mail Issues Hello everyone! I was just wondering if anyone is having problems with their mail. <BR> I will get and email to my yahoo account saying that I have a SparkMail message from (insert friend name here) and gives me a link to SP Mail, but when I go into my mail box there will be no mail. It is not a 100% all the time thing. I got a few SPMails a few days ago, but there have been multiple times over the last few weeks that this has happened. Any insights would be awesome. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 9 Apr 2010 11:24:21 EST What's happening to my Status?! I change my Status on my page every day. Since yesterday, when I go out of my page and back in, it flips back to "None." Is this happening to anyone else? It's annoying. Fri, 9 Apr 2010 10:10:07 EST Q about Fitness Minutes I know that some people enter their fitness minutes a week or several days at a time, so I don't really pay much attention to the points listed on the team emails we get each week. But this morning, I was looking at the totals for last month and a lot of people logged an average of 120 minutes a day for last month. Since several people on this team did that, I thought I'd ask on here... What on earth are you doing that you're exercising an average of 120 minutes a day for the entire month? Ju... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 13:53:24 EST Write someone or yourself a thank you note. This week take some time to remember someone who has helped you along the way by writing them a quick thank you note. It can be someone here on Spark people or someone in real life. Me I think I'm going to take some time to write to my Stepmother. Sun, 4 Apr 2010 21:46:36 EST Are you a microwave, or a crockpot? For those of you who read the daily blog this will seem familiar, but I love the article that was written, and it was very good. Again it's about the turtle and the hare story. Microwaves cook meals in an instant, and you get that instant gratification. Crockpots are slow and steady. <BR> Me I believe I'm a crockpot now in most areas of my life. At work I'm a microwave only because I have to. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Sun, 4 Apr 2010 21:43:09 EST Happy Easter Happy Easter everyone...... <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.htm </link> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 20:46:25 EST Hi! My name is Amanda and I joined SP in 2006 and have been here off an on since. Recently, I've been more active in the community than ever before and I'm enjoying the experience more this time. (Imagine that.) <BR> I'm a homeschooling mom with an 8-yr-old son and a 20-month-old son (who frequently tries to "help" us with schoolwork). <BR> I'm also a Pampered Chef consultant, an avid reader, internet addict and Tae Bo fan. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 19:49:11 EST New the the CT Joined the CT yesterday. I was completely overwhelmed by all of the responses welcoming me to the team. Wow! Thanks everyone. <BR> <BR> I'm 3months into this streak of weight loss and healthier living. I have been on SP 2 other times in the past but it didn't stick. But I can feel that this time it will stick. I have a better perspective on things. I also have finally found my grove for motivation and forming habits. I'm actually learning to love exercise. <BR> <BR> As far as personal life.... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:09:43 EST Christy's odd question of the day.. ok, so I have a few random questions for today lol The first is.....on my sparks page, why dont I have a box showing Im a member of this team in my team section? Just curious... <BR> <BR> The other random question is...I see some really cute weight loss trackers out there but when I look for those precious little backgrounds and mover thingys, I dont have them in my list to choose from. Can you upload them and Im missing it? <BR> <BR> Thanks guys, I love being here! Mon, 29 Mar 2010 21:50:37 EST Have a good ole fashion belly laugh This week's challenge is to have a good ole fashion belly laugh. It'll burn some calories (really will), and improve your emotional well being so laugh laugh laugh <em>246</em> Mon, 29 Mar 2010 21:01:49 EST What makes you laugh out loud? What makes you laugh out loud? For me it's something funny on tv, without a laugh trak. I love watching the Amazing Race for that reason. Also it may be something my coworker's will say. (I can't repeat some of the stuff on the computer) Or something I might here on the news. Any other thoughts out there? What does tickle your funny bone? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 20:54:50 EST abc's for spring and summer a <BR> apple blossoms Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:48:27 EST Not Receiving Sparkpoints... For the past three days I have not been receiving my sparkpoint for the New Feature: Submit or "Like" a Secret of Success. I have "Liked" one each day and still have not received my sparkpoint. Can anyone help? Thanks. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 09:48:39 EST Oklahoma Town Hall Meeting_Co ongressman Tom Cole I'm not sure how many of you are in Oklahoma, but I received this in the mail and wanted to share it with you. This will the first Town Hall Meeting I've ever attended. I always heard about them after the fact, so ought to be interesting. <BR> <BR> Here's a link to my blog if you want details as to when and where he'll be around Oklahoma. <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3047418 </link> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 20:05:32 EST Hey y'all! HI! I'm Christy from warmish NC. I'm a 33 year old stay at home mom to 3 wonderful children and a wife to the most amazing man in the world. Weight has always been an issue, but to tell you the truth I was either too lazy or I allowed myself to be fooled into thinking that this is just the way I was meant to be. WHAT A CROCK! I'm tired of hating my reflection, hating shopping for clothes, hating that I cant run with my kids, hating feeling like the "fat friend", hating feeling like a disa... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:29:35 EST Schedule some me time for you This week's challenge I stole from one of my other teams. Schedule some time for just yourself. Read a book, take a bubble bath, or enjoy a nice long solo walk. Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:12:53 EST What do you do on your me time? What do you do for just yourself? Me it's a nice long hot bubble bath with soft music and candles, and a book. Sometimes I just like reading as well. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:10:34 EST SP Survey Team Issue / Question I know I saw something posted recently about the SP Survey team, but I can't find it now. <BR> <BR> I received e-mail today, addressed to SparkPeople Supporter Survey Team Member, inviting me to take a survey on Airline Safety. I clicked on the link provided and got the message ... <BR> <BR> "PROBLEM! That is not the correct password for entry. Please refer to the information you were given about this survey." <BR> <BR> I've clicked on the link a few times off and on today with the s... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 16:41:42 EST positive thoughts This week to go along with last week's challenge is to make a list of all the positive thoughts you have and a list of negative thoughts. For every negative thought you replace with a positive thought give yourself 5 points. At the end of the week see how many points you have, and give yourself a reward. <em>30</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:48:35 EST How do you deal with setbacks? We all have them those setbacks that will fight us at every turn if we let them. Do you have a plan b or c or do you just give up? <BR> <BR> I usually swim at the pool at work. IF that's too busy I go to one that's close to me. However last week that was closed so I went to plan C which is good ole walking. A couple of nights I just gave up. <BR> Any other thoughts out there? Mon, 15 Mar 2010 19:44:45 EST