SparkPeople Polk County Florida and Friends Team Messageboard We are people in Polk County who like to enjoy life! We have team walks, dinners and other activities. We encourage and support one another on this road we share to a healthier lifestyle! SparkPeople Polk County Florida and Friends Team Messageboard Goals for January - Or All of 2019 Please list your monthly goals here. If you want, you can list your New Year's resolutions or goals for all of 2019, too. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:35:29 EST Goals for December I'm very late posting this thread . . . probably due to the fact that it IS indeed December! <BR> <BR> Please reply with any goals you wish to work toward in December. Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:58:44 EST Goals for November 1) Track every bite <BR> <BR> 2) Get 8,000 steps each day <BR> <BR> 3) Lose 10 pounds <BR> <BR> 4) PLAN MEALS! Thu, 1 Nov 2018 13:43:50 EST Goals for October 2018 October goals: <BR> <BR> * 31 days binge-free <BR> * at least ONE weigh in this month with a middle 2 (129.9 or under) <BR> * 2 long runs of 10 miles or more; 8 runs of 2-5 miles <BR> * 8 half hour or longer strength training sessions Mon, 1 Oct 2018 07:44:18 EST My Goals for September Post those goals . . . lofty and little . . . here please. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 21:08:23 EST Reintroduce I joined a long time ago. I couldn't stay motivated. Many thing were happening. A couple years ago I joined Weight Watchers and did well. Lost all the weight I wanted. Then got sick and gained it all back. I am trying to get motivated again. Still have some health issues but going to try again. I don't want to go with WW again right now cost to much. I always liked SparkPeople tracking and website. I live the Northside of Lakeland with my husband. Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:09:19 EST Reintroduce I joined a long time ago. I couldn't stay motivated. Many thing were happening. A couple years ago I joined Weight Watchers and did well. Lost all the weight I wanted. Then got sick and gained it all back. I am trying to get motivated again. Still have some health issues but going to try again. I don't want to go with WW again right now cost to much. I always liked SparkPeople tracking and website. I live the Northside of Lakeland with my husband. Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:08:29 EST TBA TBA Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:55:44 EST My Goals for August Self-explanatory! Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:52:47 EST Back to School A-Z Go for it . . . but watch out for that X . . . ! Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:38:35 EST News We Can Use Please feel free to share links to articles here in SP or in the big old world outside of SP. We want to know what's up in everything from better ways to prepare freggies to how to work out in the heat . . . and everything in between. Share your new-found knowledge and wisdom here. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:37:00 EST Book Club! Share what you are reading or what that stack is on your nightstand! It can be current fiction or an inspirational book that is helping with your Sparking. What's in your Kindle? Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:31:58 EST Gratitude Meter Gratitude is a many faceted practice. It feeds the soul, lights up our day, and provides us with a positive outlook, even in the face of trials and adversities. <BR> <BR> Please share those things that make you grateful. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:20:31 EST Hot Thoughts/Cool Tools Please feel free to share those inspirational quotes, funny cartoons, jokes, and all other bits of wisdom! Tue, 31 Jul 2018 17:17:48 EST What are your favorite foods? We may be trying to eat a healthier diet but that doesn't mean we never have an occasional treat. could mean that your tastes have changed and we now like new foods. Let's share some of our favorites! No judgements here, just sharing. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:50:45 EST The walking/ movement challenge. How active are we really? You will need some kind of an activity tracker to do this challenge. The advantage of a tracker is that you can actually see how active you are on a daily basis. Working out is great but if we are inactive for the remainder of the day the workout alone probably won't be enough. By tracking your activity for the whole day you can see exactly how active you are. Are you ready for it? <BR> <BR> 1.). For this challenge you need to set a daily, realistic goal. Post th... Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:40:58 EST Stressor come in various ways. The Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years Season has had stressors in various ways. Some of these sneak up on you and others you know are there. for me, as a stress eater, I find them hiding around every corner. At thanksgiving, I became stressed on the subject of eating or cooking...Golden Coral beat the stove...then it became the subject of guess work on calorie etc. consumption. Christmas was shop, girls at the emergency vet then in the animal hospital for surgeries. Cooking won over eating o... Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:05:10 EST ABC...Words associated with fall and winter Using alphabet order, name thing associated with fall and winter. Example: A = apple B = basketball C = caroling. Etc. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:22:22 EST Goals For The Remaining 2017 Months What are your goals for the remaining months of 2017? Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:16:39 EST Things associated with fall and winter... What do you associated with the fall and winter months? Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:11:41 EST Things associated with fall. What does the word fall bring to your mind? Using one word or phrase, share what the word fall make you think of. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:10:16 EST What do you like about yourself? Sometimes it is a challenge to find something about ourselves that is positive. We may step on the scale and be disgusted with ourselves. We may feel disappointed that a workout didn't go as planned. Maybe we feel like we didn't stay on our eating plan today. Let's turn it around and look for at least one positive thing you can say about yourself today! Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:55:11 EST Items associated with summer What things do you associate with the summer months? Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:48:45 EST What made you smile today? Did you see or experience something that made you smile today? Please share it with us. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:47:07 EST Goals for the summer 2017 Summer has arrived and with it come our summer goals. Where would you like to be between now and Labor Day? What goals would you like to achieve? Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:44:40 EST One Goal For March 2017 Select a goal to work on for the month of March. Share that goal here. Then, once a week, report how you've done with meeting your goal for the week. Sat, 4 Mar 2017 12:11:48 EST Can You Workout At Least 3 Times This Week? Spark Guy suggests that you have a workout goal of a minimum of ten minutes at least 3 times per week. How many days per week can you do this? <BR> <BR> Example <BR> Week of March 5 - 11. Min. Of 10 minutes per day. Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:46:18 EST Things that are green Name things that are green. Sat, 4 Mar 2017 10:35:08 EST Good morning from Auburndale Hello to everyone in the Polk County Group. My name is Lorri and as you can see I live in Auburndale with my hubby of 40 years. I actually created a profile in 2012 but never used the site. I unfortunately have gained so much and feel so bad that I now HAVE to do something about this weight. I look forward to getting to know you all. To a long and successful relationship! Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:06:14 EST What one word describes you? What one word describes you and how you feel today? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:38:31 EST Hello Hi All, <BR> <BR> Candy - located in Winter Haven <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:14:48 EST What kind of exercise did you do today? What did you do for a workout today? Did you run, walk, swim, weight train, do gardening, clean, paint, ride the bike or the elliptical? Please share your daily activities here. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 21:54:30 EST How many Spark Points/Fitness Minutes Do You Have? How many Spark Points or Fitness Minutes do you have? Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:31:45 EST Things Associated With Spring What things or ideas to you associate with the coming of the spring season? Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:27:37 EST What Did You Track Today? Do you track on the Spark exercise tracker or food tracker? What did you track today - food, exercise or both? Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:22:33 EST What winter workouts do you enjoy? Winter has arrived! What kinds of workouts do you enjoy doing in the winter? Thu, 1 Jan 2015 21:57:27 EST What are your Goals for 2015? What are your long and short term goals for 2015. How are you planning to go about achieving those goals? Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:26:32 EST How Do You Like To Spend Your New Years Eve? How do you like to spend your New Years Eve? Do you have any traditions? Fri, 26 Dec 2014 22:21:35 EST What Kind of Holiday Decorations Do You Like? It is now the Holiday season. It is time for holiday decorations to start appearing. What decorations do you like? Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:54:57 EST What are you serving this Thanksgiving? List items that you will be serving for your Thanksgiving dinner. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:06:22 EST Goals for Fall and the Coming Holidays Fall is here and we are approaching the holidays. Do you have any personal goals for fall and the coming holidays? Let's post them, our progress and support for other team members, here! We can do this!!! Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:05:34 EST Asking for info on Polk swimming and/or aquatics. While I was visiting with my son, I used his pool to exercise. Now that I'm home, I think I would like to look into exercising in a pool. The drawback for me is the driving time. <BR> <BR> I have looked at Lakeland Rec. page. What exactly is the Aquatics program? Is their pool heated. The cost is doable for me. <BR> <BR> I looked briefly at the YMCA. The cost is too much for me. <BR> <BR> Is there any other pool situations in Polk County? <BR> <BR> Thanks all. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:02:03 EST Things I Like Best About The Fall Season What things do you like the best about the approaching fall season? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:49:30 EST Transitioning From Summer To Fall Here it is, pretty close to the end of summer and the beginning of fall. What do you do to make the switch from summer to fall easier? Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:46:30 EST Shopping for a bike. Okay have been needing a bike for my knee. I found two bikes I love, but I can not pick. The biggest difference is on is a 7-speed and the other is a normal bike. My mom said being in Polk County a 7-speed is better because of the hills. I am nervous about brakes. I flew over the handle bars of a 10-speed over 15yrs ago and well lets say 911 was called. Which is best for our county of rolling hills? Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:00:01 EST Fresh Summer Fruits And Veggies What "in season" fruits and veggies do you find at the grocery store or farmer's market during summer? <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <em>485</em> <em>370</em> <em>491</em> <em>291</em> <em>45</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:52:48 EST Things we do to get ready for the start of school List things we do to get ready for the start of school. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:48:02 EST The Graduation Challenge This challenge is about graduating from one set of goals and moving to a new and different set of goals. <BR> <BR> State your goal, state your time frame, state how you will go about achieving your goal and get started. When you achieve your gaol, let the rest of the time know that you have "Graduated" and are ready for a new challenge! <BR> <BR> Together we achieve more! We can do this and be successful! Thu, 5 Jun 2014 16:07:55 EST Things you do in or to your yard during the summer A nice yard can be a great place to display attractive landscaping, a good place to entertain and a place to play. What do you do with your yard in the summer? Tue, 13 May 2014 08:43:26 EST Things we can do to become "beach or pool ready" Do you feel like you are ready to hit the beach or pool? What things do you need to do before making your first appearance near the water? Mon, 12 May 2014 08:41:10 EST Name Types of Flowers A - Z Name types do flowers using the letters in a alphabet. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:12:48 EST How Far Can You Walk, Run, or Bike. How far can you walk, run, swim or bike between now and the first day of summer? Post you own progress here as well as offer others encouragement. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:10:20 EST First Day of Spring to the First Day of Summer What goals do you want to achieve between the first day of spring and the first day of summer? Post your goals here and report your weekly progress. Take time to offer your team mates support too! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:06:57 EST Spring has sprung, I wonder where the ..... Is What things do you anticipate with the coming of spring? Spring has sprung, I wonder where the........(fill in the blank here) is! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:01:24 EST Name things that are green. Name things that are green. They can be both edible and non edible. <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>441</em> <em>438</em> <em>437</em> <em>201</em> <em>134</em> <em>434</em> <em>528</em> <em>132</em> <em>368</em> <em>371</em> <em>373</em> <em>551</em> <em>491</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:15:53 EST Staying within your eating range for a month Can you stay within your eating range for a whole month? Perhaps you could try to stay in your range for 5 days a week. You decide the length of your challenge and post your goals and progress here. Support your team members here too. Together we can achieve more! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:10:40 EST St. Patty's Day Challenge This challenge is to exercise at least 10 minutes per day between now (February 18) and St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2014. That is one month. Are you up to the challenge??? <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:06:11 EST What time is it? List the time of your post and follow it with something that you need to do. Example: It is now 9am and I need to do laundry or It is now 12noon and it is time to eat a healthy lunch or It is now 4pm and time to exercise. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:12:51 EST Positive words from A to Z Starting with the letter A and moving through the alphabet to the letter Z, post a positive word that starts with the letter that follows the one used in the previous post. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:00:42 EST Make words out of "Valentine's Day" Using the letters in the words Valentine's Day, post a word that can be made out of some or all of the letters. Try not to duplicate what others have already posted. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:55:39 EST Daily Thankfulness Challenge Post those things for which you are thankful every day. Doing this daily can actually boost our moods and make us aware of just how fortunate we really are. What are you thankful for today? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:49:04 EST Ten minutes or more Exercise Challenge Spark guy advocates starting small with ten little minutes of exercise. This Exercise Challenge is for us to exercise consistently every day for at least ten minutes. If you can exercise more than ten minutes, that is wonderful but the focus here is on daily consistency. Are you game? Please post your daily total exercise here. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:43:42 EST Valentine's Day Challenge Please join me in doing the Valentine's Day challenge. The object is to lose 5 pounds by February 14, 2014. Are you up to the challenge? If you are already at goal, maintain your goal weight and cheer on our team members who aren't there yet. Ready, start, go! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:38:16 EST Share your favorite holiday traditions! The holiday season is almost upon us. What are your favorite family traditions? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:46:26 EST Words associated with fall holidays The fall is filled with a variety of holidays and celebrations. Starting with A and moving down to Z, what words do you associate with fall holidays? Fall holidays are those that occur between September and December. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:39:16 EST Lose 15 pounds by the end of 2013 I'd like to challenge every team member, who is trying to lose, to lose 15 pounds between now and the end of 2013. To those team members who are on maintenance, see how many weeks you can stay at your "happy weight" between now and the end of the year. Please post all pounds lost and other victories here. We will all be happy to cheer you on! <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> <em>321</em> <em>215</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 20:37:32 EST Walk into the New Year 2014! This challenge is to see how far you can walk between August 8, 2013 and January 1, 2014. Set a walking goal that you would like to meet by the start of 2014. Maybe walking can help you improve your health and fitness level. When added to your existing fitness plan, walking can help you alleviate holiday stress and burn any extra calories you consume with those holiday goodies. So, go ahead! Set your goal and track your overall progress here every time you walk! <BR> <BR> <em>295</em>... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 12:31:34 EST Motivation and Secrets for Success Do you have a favorite mantra that you use to keep yourself motivated? Perhaps you have a suggestion for those team members who have hit a bump in the road on their journey to health. Instead of doing something competitive for our challenge this time, perhaps we can share our secrets for success. This challenge is for those who need to ask for help and for those who can support others with suggestions and empathy. Are you up to the challenge? Remember, success can start with just one bab... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 12:22:10 EST Words associated with school - A through Z What words do you associate with the coming school year? Let's start with A and go down the alphabet all the way to the letter Z. Then, we can start from the beginning again. Remember, school can be Pre K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Religious Education, Driving School, College, Trade School, Cooking School, etc. Whatever school or a formal training setting means to you. Are you ready? Let's play! Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:48:57 EST Fall Reflections School will be starting in a week or two and fall is close behind. Sometimes it is fun to reflect upon what fall means to us. What things do you like about the fall season? What good fall memories do you have? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:43:16 EST Still here still here Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:02:57 EST Summer 2013 Challenge! If you want to lose a few pounds over the summer try for 10+ pounds by Labor Day! If you are at goal and maintaining, try to stay that way all summer. Let's support one another in our efforts to eat healthy and to exercise! Please post your progress! Good luck everyone! <BR> <em>194</em> <em>267</em> <em>370</em> <em>258</em> <em>491</em> <em>368</em> <em>367</em> <em>488</em> <em>277</em> <em>291</em> <em>289</em> <em>265</em> <em>69</em> <em>45</... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:04:50 EST What are your plans for the summer? Do you have any special plans for this summer? Whether it be a "stay-cation", vacation or just hanging out or going to the local pool, this is the place to share all of the cool things you plan to do this summer! <em>259</em> <em>67</em> <em>388</em> <em>280</em> <em>433</em> <em>432</em> <em>332</em> <em>313</em> <em>502</em> <em>237</em> <em>278</em> <em>256</em> <em>295</em> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:49:20 EST May Flowers Word Game What words can you make from the letters in "May Flowers"? <BR> <BR> I'll go first: foam Fri, 3 May 2013 22:11:40 EST What diets have you tried? Comments optional! I must have tried dozens of diet plans over the years. How about you? <BR> <BR> Grapefruit Diet Fri, 3 May 2013 22:03:05 EST April Challenge Choose one or both: <BR> CHALLENGE ONE with 2 goals. March's challenge was so good, let's do it again for those who want to do it! Your goals for each day are to track 100% (Goal 1) <BR> AND stick to your calorie range. (Goal 2) Report here, preferably daily, for accountability. <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> CHALLENGE TWO. Write your own challenge for the month. Let us know what it is and report out here daily for accountability. If you can, come up with 2 goals. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:44:39 EST Freggies (Fruit/V getable) Congo - A to Z A = Apple Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:38:09 EST Name Something Associated with a Healthy Lifestyle grocery list Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:36:37 EST April Showers Word Game What words can you make out of the letters in "April Showers"? <BR> <BR> I'll go first: press Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:34:57 EST Welcome to DESNEAD56 So glad you have joined us, Donna!! Welcome to our team. Team dinner is Thursday eve at 6pm. Cyndi and her husband, Mike, will be there. Recently haven't had too many other people. This month we are going to Texas Roadhouse on S Florida Ave. Last time I was there I had a reasonable calorie meal - 6oz sirloin, plain baked sweet potato (if you don't order it plain it comes with lots of butter/marshmellows and crud), and mixed veggies. <BR> <BR> Bike riding on Fort Frazier Trail today was a bla... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:21:40 EST What would you like to see in your Easter basket? List something that you would like to see appear in your Easter basket. Get creative! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:11:43 EST What does springtime bring to mind? Name things that you would find or think of specifically in the spring. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:08:03 EST Marach 2013 Challenge Starting today, see how many days this month you can track and stay within your eating range. <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> Track 3/1 <em>248</em> or <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Within range 3/1 <em>39</em> or <em>248</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 06:59:50 EST Anything You Need While Cyndi is Recovering? Please let me know of anything you or the team needs while Cyndi is recovering after her shoulder surgery on March 12th. I'll do what I can!! Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:35:54 EST Things that Go Along with Workouts a towel Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:10:55 EST Name Something You Want for Valentines Day Card Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:08:13 EST Valentines Day Word Game Let's see how many words we can make from Valentines Day! <BR> <BR> I'll start: nest Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:04:45 EST Exercise Opportunities and Polk County Events This discussion thread is for posting and discussion about team walks, interesting upcoming events in Polk County, races and any other exercise opportunity we can share with one another. Fri, 8 Feb 2013 19:34:43 EST February Challenge Does anyone want a February Challenge? Why don't we just count the days we log 100% of our food? Whenever I track well, I do well. Don't you? <BR> <BR> I've been reluctant to become a leader on this team, but I sure don't want it to die out. Any suggestions? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:48:55 EST Team Leaders Hey everyone :) <BR> <BR> As you may have noticed, the team leader position here on the Polk County Spark People team is available. Although I am still listed as the leader, from the outset my inclusion on the membership team was strictly as a backup. <BR> <BR> Please, if anyone is interested in ACTIVELY leading the Polk County Spark Team, let me know and I'll get you added and drop my in-name-only commitment :D <BR> <BR> You all are awesome, and deserve an active, involved leader. I c... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:43:20 EST food/drink name a food/drink consumed during the holidays Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:16:50 EST Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas make a word from this phrase Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:15:05 EST December challenge Just make some kind of positive statement....NO GRIPING OR NEGATIVITY ALLOWED!! <BR> Sun, 2 Dec 2012 20:12:12 EST November Challenge Keeping with the Holiday Season: Do something nice for someone whether it be friend or stranger. Anything from holding open a door to taking them to dinner....List what act you did. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:12:28 EST T.V.character Name a character on a television program/list program, please. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:08:49 EST Phone Book Name something that is listed in the phone book. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:05:44 EST words from "Thanksgiving Holidays" How many words can you make from the phrase "Thanksgiving Holidays"? Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:03:03 EST Name an article of clothing Name an article of clothing Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:58:48 EST Name something made of wood or plastic Name something made of wood or plastic. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:57:43 EST Name something green or blue Name something that is either green or blue. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:56:20 EST October's Challenge This was so good, let's try it again! "respond to at least one item on the Polk County Team page at least once a week." <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:54:26 EST Name a foreign city List the name of a foreign city Sun, 2 Sep 2012 12:49:32 EST name a street list the name of a street, avenue, road, blvd., lane, path, etc. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 12:48:20 EST name a chore list the name of a chore Sun, 2 Sep 2012 12:47:36 EST September Challenge respond to at least one item on the Polk County Team page at least once a week. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 12:28:04 EST Anyone workout at Gold's Gym Anyone workout at the gym? Do you take classes or use the machines? Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:32:50 EST August Challenge contact another spark team member either by sparkmail, on their spark page or by giving them a goodie. People enjoy being thought of!! Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:36:48 EST Vacation If money was NOT an issue, where would you go for a vacation? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:29:34 EST YOU name it! If you could name a new car/vehicle, what would YOU name it? Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:28:11 EST Name an entree/c asserole name an entree or casserole, healthy or not. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 09:26:21 EST Expectations What do YOU expect or want from joining this team? How can WE help YOU with your journey to a healthier you? Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:35:48 EST School Subject If you could create a new MANDATORY subject/class for kids to take at school (kindergarten thru high school) what would it be? Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:17:56 EST Field Trip If you could afford to send a group of children on a field trip, where would it be? Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:15:08 EST Name a dessert. Name a dessert whether it be healthy or not. Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:12:55 EST July challenge Give a "goodie" to at least 1 other person a day. They mean more than you think!! Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:10:02 EST Careers Name a career. Thu, 31 May 2012 23:39:57 EST SPARKPEOPLE COOKBOOK Make a word from "sparkpeople cookbook". One word per turn, please. Thu, 31 May 2012 23:38:43 EST fruit/vege etable/nut Name a fruit, vegetable or nut. Thu, 31 May 2012 23:33:48 EST June Challenge Since May's challenge was so difficult yet rewarding for so many of us, I decided to continue it as a June challenge. Here it is for those of you just joining in: <BR> <BR> Log your food at least 4 days a week and your exercise at least twice a week. I will put this below on "team challenges" so that it will be easier to keep track via the "check box" method. <BR> Thu, 31 May 2012 23:18:33 EST How did you find out about this team? I keep meeting Polk County people who are on SparkPeople, but don't know about this team. I can't remember how I find out about this team. Can you? Fri, 11 May 2012 07:21:37 EST Wedding Gift List a gift that could be given as a wedding gift. This game is in honor of the upcoming wedding of "Uphill_Dreams" & "Kuzac73". Tue, 1 May 2012 00:17:18 EST restaurants/ /cafés/delis Name a restaurant, cafe, deli or any other place you can purchase food whether it be healthy or not. Tue, 1 May 2012 00:13:22 EST Exercise Conga Name a way to exercise using the last letter of the previous answer to begin your answer. <BR> Start with "push up" Tue, 1 May 2012 00:10:29 EST May Challenge Log your food at least 4 days a week and your exercise at least twice a week. I will put this below on "team challenges" so that it will be easier to keep track via the "check box" method. <BR> <BR> Marsha (aka Slenderella) this is dedicated to you!!! Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:58:24 EST Food Conga name a food beginning with the last letter of the previous word. Tue, 3 Apr 2012 21:50:24 EST This month's Birthdays/An nniversaries April 2nd.: AmandaJCD (birthday) <BR> April 27th: Uphill_Dreams & Kuzac73 (wedding) Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:49:52 EST April's Challenge See how many "Team Goals" you can join. (They are located near the bottom of this page, right below "Games"). Then, just click on "other goals" at least once a week and "check" the boxes that pertain to you. <BR> <BR> Donna did the entire month for March, can YOU do it for April? Come on, give her some competition!!! Be a sport, play along with us! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:41:46 EST Rev it up! Name something that has a motor or engine. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:29:03 EST Car/Car Parts Name a vehicle or part of a vehicle. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:26:49 EST New Law... If you could make a new law, what would it be? Finish this sentence: <BR> "There ought to be a law......" Sun, 1 Apr 2012 09:23:57 EST Kettle balls Does anyone use kettle balls? I have a set and really want to know more about them. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:53:58 EST Hi from Solivita I just joined and look forward to loosing weight and getting healthy. I am sort of lost in excersing, how much and what to do, so I went on line and now I am here, I am welcomed to suggestions. Look forward to meeting everyone. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 20:55:06 EST Menu Name something on a menu/menu board. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:13:41 EST Sports Team/Sport Name a sports team or sport. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:11:45 EST At the mall Name something you would find at the mall. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 20:10:32 EST March Challenge pick at least 2 "team goals" at the bottom of the page! Keep track of them on "other goals". How easy is that!!??!! Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:44:19 EST Hardware/Home Improvement store Name an item you would find in a hardware or home improvement store (Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, etc.) Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:20:42 EST Name an animal Name an animal, insect, reptile, etc. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:18:03 EST Name a "good deed" List a good deed that someone can do for someone else. Please be specific. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:15:06 EST February Challenge Walk 5000 steps each day. Check on the "team goals" at the bottom of this page and click "track" and then you can just mark the box each day/whenever on the "other goals" and it will automatically register for our team!! Come on, Team, we CAN do this!!!! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 15:46:36 EST Today's Highlights! This is only for "announcements and reminders" please. Refer all other talk to the "chit chat" thread lower down. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:28:36 EST REWARDS Name a way to "reward" yourself. It may be either small or large. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 18:16:23 EST January Challenge Go to "my trackers" (above) & log on "other goals" at least once a week. Pick goals listed below under "TEAM GOALS" and then when you go to "other goals" they will be there ready for you to "check the box". <BR> <BR> Come on team, let's make it 100%!! EASY POINTS!! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:41:50 EST TAKING A SPARK BREAK (Or at least a Spark slow down) <BR> <BR> I’m going to have very limited SparkTime from now until January 7. <BR> I’m sure I’m not the only one. I have already noticed reduced activity on a couple of my teams. <BR> <BR> If you can’t stay on plan at least stay close, don’t let all your hard work go to waste over one little holiday season. <BR> <BR> Whatever holiday you celebrate I hope it’s totally fabulous. <BR> <BR> See you next year !! <BR> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 04:17:52 EST Name a T.V. show Name a T.V. show either old or new Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:49:23 EST Name a food and its calorie Name a food and its calorie count per serving Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:48:05 EST Name a way to exercise Name a way to exercise Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:45:12 EST December Challenge (sorry, I'm running late) <BR> <BR> Go to the bottom of this page just above the pictures and select a "goal" (or two or three, etc.) and then each day (or whenever you log during the week) go to "Other Goals" at the top of YOUR page and your chosen goal(s) will be listed there. Just check them off. <BR> Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:35:23 EST <><>JUST FOR TODAY 11/29/2011<><> What is your strategy for getting to the end of the year on plan and closer to your goals? How will you manage the holidays without getting off track? Are you doing all the cooking? Have you planned for eating at parties? At family dinners? At business functions? What about those well meaning people who ply you with sugary treats at the office? <BR> <BR> Do you have a strategy for getting from here to January 1 with your goal on target? <BR> <BR> Sharing it here may help someone els... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:55:58 EST Plants/Anim als/Insects Name says it a plant, animal or insect Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:28:03 EST Vote With Your Fork I really like this article, wanted to share. <BR> <link><BR>on_articles.asp?id=1235 </link> Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:31:37 EST [] -Be there or be SQUARE- [] Next team dinner is scheduled for Thursday December 1. There were only 6 of us tonight and we had the BEST time. Stayed way beyond finishing our meal and had a fabulous time chatting about the funnest stuff! <BR> <BR> So mark your calendars RIGHT NOW. December 1, 6:00, Ruby Tuesday’s on South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. Close to the Polk Parkway so even those of us coming from the far east side of the county can get there. (I come from Dundee, so I know the issue of distance.) But i... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 21:15:04 EST ~Today I am proud of myself for . . . . . . . . . Fill in the blank ~ <BR> <BR> Today I am proud of myself for________________________________. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:21:19 EST November challenge Add at least 1 "team goal" at the bottom of this page and "goal met" for each day you do it! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:49:26 EST City, State, Country, Place Conga Name any city, state, country, or place (park, monument, room, etc.) using the last letter of the previous word. <BR> <BR> LakelanD Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:50:40 EST Name a food/spice/dish Name any kind of food item, spice or "dish". <BR> <BR> Salt Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:25:19 EST Name an item in YOUR kitchen Anything at all that YOU keep in your kitchen...... <BR> <BR> I'll start <BR> <BR> dogs' food/water bowls Thu, 20 Oct 2011 21:22:06 EST Name Conga List a name (person or pet) beginning with the last letter of the name prior to yours. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 22:40:52 EST October challenge It's an easy on this month....just log in every day for the month of October.....Then, click "goal met" on this thread each day..... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 22:33:50 EST Purse/Handbag Search Name something that YOU carry in your purse or handbag.... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 12:12:56 EST Refrigerator Hunt Name something that YOU keep in your refrigerator or freezer. You might be quite surprised at some people's answers! Fri, 9 Sep 2011 12:10:15 EST Alphabet Place Going through the alphabet name a place (city, state, country, park, planet, etc.) Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:26:24 EST Emoticon Conga use the emoticons to depict an item beginning with the last letter from the previous word. Don't forget to write the word you are depicting.... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:22:40 EST September Challenge- List what you did today, no matter what it is....nap, walk the dog, sweep the floor, go to the gym, walk to the bus stop with the kids, etc.... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:19:28 EST Say something POSITIVE!! Just make some kind of positive statement....NO GRIPING OR NEGATIVITY ALLOWED!! Sun, 7 Aug 2011 22:51:05 EST August challenge*Did you exercise today? yes/no* Use the template below and all you have to do is use the emoticon "goal met". No logging point, times, calories, or anything else easy is this??!!!! All you have to do is answer whether or not you exercised today.... <BR> <BR> August <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> 11. <BR> 12. <BR> 13. <BR> 14. <BR> 15. <BR> 16. <BR> 17. <BR> 18. <BR> 19. <BR> 20. <BR> 21. <BR> 22. <BR> 23. <BR> 24. <BR> 25. <BR> 26. <BR> 27. <BR> 28. <... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:14:43 EST Name a game Name a game that you remember playing as a child or young adult. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:05:48 EST household chores or items conga Since the conga game seems to be so much fun for everyone, and a lot of us need to get our minds OFF of food, lets use the last letter of the previous word to list either a household item or a household chore.....Happy playing!!! Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:01:58 EST Nature Walks Hi, wasn't really sure where I should start this, but since it applies, mostly to Polk county, decided here would be a good place to start. If I should do this differently just let me know. <BR> So this morning I went on a nature walk, nice little area called Hesperides Area Dinner Lake recreation. For those of you familiar with Lake Wales, this area is right off Walk in Water Road. It was quiet, peaceful and just the right length of a walk for myself, who needless to say, is a little ou... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:15:35 EST July challenge-use this for template Weigh in: <BR> July 1 - <BR> July 2 - <BR> Sub-Total of fitness minutes: <BR> <BR> Weigh in: <BR> July 3 - <BR> July 4 - <BR> July 5 - <BR> July 6 - <BR> July 7 - <BR> July 8 - <BR> July 9 - <BR> Sub-Total of fitness minutes: <BR> <BR> Weigh in: <BR> July 10 - <BR> July 11 - <BR> July 12 - <BR> July 13 - <BR> July 14 - <BR> July 15 - <BR> July 16 - <BR> Sub-Total of fitness minutes: <BR> <BR> Weigh in: <BR> July 17 - <BR> July 18 - <BR> July 19 - <BR> July 20 - <... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 16:00:27 EST How many can you talk to about sparks today? This is a challenge to encourage you to talk to others about your experience with sparks or inviting them to a spark event....Are you up to it? Just type "goal met" or the # of people you spoke with today....Let's help someone else become a sparker.... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 23:36:47 EST Can you give a team mate a "smile" today? No words needed, just post a "smile" emoticon on a team mate's spark page.....Just log on saying either "done" or with a number of how many "smile" you passed out..... <BR> <BR> Remember: A smile can go a long way! Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:18:21 EST Grocery List name something that you would put on a grocery list..... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 20:14:46 EST Christmas in "July" The object of this game is to come up with "Christmas" gifts coming off of the last letter from the previous "gift". I know it is the beginning of the summer but, you can't leave all of your Christmas shopping until the last minute---or can you??!!! lol Anyway, it will help those of us who have a difficult time coming up with ideas for gifts.....I hope you enjoy this "Conga Christmas" game!! <em>446</em> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 20:07:07 EST bicycling anyone? If there arre any members that would like to cycle together, we could meet once a week ( or more) at either lake mirror, lake hunter, or lake hollingsworth. What do you think?? Tue, 24 May 2011 20:01:48 EST who/what made you smile today? watching a lizard eating bugs carrying their eggs....reminded me of a patron eating the caviar AND the matre`d!! lol I guess I have a warped sense of humor....?? Sun, 22 May 2011 21:24:10 EST Need help? If you need any kind of help whether it be on how to log, or do something with the threads to just needing encouraging words or tips, please let us know and we will try our best to help you out! Don't let yourself feel overwhelmed!! Just ask and someone on the team will be more than happy to assist you in any way!!! Meanwhile, WELCOME to the team!!! And yes, we ARE a TEAM!! Sun, 15 May 2011 22:32:20 EST Food words minus one This is basically like the original "words minus one" except this has to do with food/food items.....example: milk shake, lowfat milk, lowfat ice cream, ice cream float, .....I hope you get the idea.... Sun, 15 May 2011 22:23:00 EST Encouraging team mates! How many team mates can you encourage each day/week? It can be either via email, sparkmail, spark goodies, telephone, visits, cards, etc. We don't really realize how much just one encouraging word can help someone! Can you encourage someone today??!!! Sun, 15 May 2011 22:17:55 EST Total spark points in a day? See how many spark points you can achieve each day....then total them to see how many you got for the entire month...This can be a challenge against others listed or a personal challenge against about both???!!! Anyway, have fun!! Sun, 15 May 2011 22:13:57 EST Conga foods Here. like the conga word game, we use the last letter of the previous word to make a new one BUT, this time the word has to be food related in some way whether it be the food, ingredient, or something to that affect. Example: 1st person-banana breaD, 2nd person-doughnuT I hope you get the idea..... Wed, 11 May 2011 20:10:23 EST ABC's of encouraging words The object is to list a word of encouragement as we go through the alphabet. Example: 1st person will write a word beginning with A, second B, etc. Wed, 11 May 2011 20:02:37 EST How is everyone? Hello Polk County Group ~ I just wanted to check up and make sure everyone is save. We rocked and rolled all day today. <BR> <BR> Be safe and God Bless there is suppose to light tomorrow. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 20:22:50 EST Christine (PinkSaint) is having her baby right now It is Thursday eve, March 10. My daughter saw on FaceBook that Christine will be reevaluated at 8pm and that she has been in labor for 20 hours. Baby should be here soon!! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:31:44 EST New Years Challenge What Are Your Goals? It's 2011 already! We have a new year and a chance to make a fresh start. This is a place where you can post your goals, discuss problem areas, reach out for help, share your successes and offer support to others. What are you waiting for? Let's get started!!! Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:51:35 EST Describe 2010 in one word hectic Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:42:21 EST <><> Just for Today 12/26/2010 <><> Post at least one thing you are thankful for this holiday season. <BR> 2 would be even better, 3 would be great. <BR> If you have a long list, well that’s fine, too !! <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Dec 2010 09:57:39 EST Hi Hope everyone is ok. I am on my way back up on the scale. Have gained back 6 pounds. Sure don't want to gain it all back lost 25 pounds. I am wondering what being on the wheel means. <BR> <BR> Linda Tue, 12 Oct 2010 09:35:30 EST Octoberfest "Get Ready" Challenge Discussion This thread is for discussion of individual challenges, encouragement, questions, requests for help, comments etc. As always, please try to keep everything positive so everyone feels good about what they are doing. You all are the best team out there!!!! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 13:24:48 EST Post Your Octoberfest "Get Ready" Challenge Here This Challenge was shared with us by member WILD4STARS. Thank you WILD4STARS FOR SHARING WITH US! Please post only what you intend to do for your challenge here. Use the Challenge Discussion for comments, progress, problems with your challenge, encouragement, etc. <BR> <BR> Octoberfest “GET READY” Challenge <BR> <BR> I know this is only October, but the holidays are soon upon us. Are you ready? Or are you like me and start making your plans, commitments and resolutions the weekend befor... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 13:20:27 EST update on us 16 weeks this week, medicaid finally got setteled so I see my midwife next tuesday for the first time. I am going with an at-home midwife so I can have the home birth I want to. <BR> I haven't been active with this team lately for several reasons. #1 tony is a teacher so when school starts back life pretty much ceases to exist for us outside of church and family activities. we don't see each other much during the week so weekends are our time to be together. #2 With expecting, I am not tryin... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:35:01 EST Getting to me part2 I posted a part 2 blog please see Mon, 13 Sep 2010 22:06:04 EST words minus one In this game, you change one of the two words listed. Example: <BR> <BR> 1. pork loin <BR> 2. loin chop <BR> 3. loin cloth <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy this, also! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:13:35 EST Giving the Goodies In this game, you list numbers in order and when your number comes up with a double number, you give someone on our team a "goodie". Example: <BR> 11, 22, 144, 366. To keep the game exciting, I will occasionally just drop in to say something encouraging so that you can't tell by the number of hits what number is going to come up...good luck on the giving of the goodies! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:09:53 EST Conga Word Game In this game, you make a word by using the last 2 letters of the previous word. Example: <BR> 1. raVE <BR> 2. veAL <BR> 3. albeIT <BR> 4. italIC <BR> 5. iCE <BR> <BR> I hope you get the idea and enjoy this new interacting game! Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:05:29 EST Idea for walk in October Hi all, my name is Pam. Let me tell you a little about me, I am 45 years young, married to a great guy, 2 children, I have celiac Sprue and now type 2 diabetes. I have never thought of myself as over weight but all the numbers say I am. I am also a 2 time breast cancer survivor which brings me to my idea for a team walk in October. Every year Polk county has a Making Strides wallk around Lake Hollingsworth. I am not asking for donations but team mates to walk with. For the last 3 years it's b... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 12:31:03 EST popping in Still popping in here and there. Not loosing at the moment. Fighting insomnia and depression. At least havent gain back weight I lost at least not yet. Hope everyone is having a nice summer. <BR> <BR> Linda Sat, 14 Aug 2010 10:07:14 EST FitNiche in Lakeland Several people on Spark People advised that I get fitted for good shoes before I start a running program. So, I decided to go to FitNiche at Lakeside Village in Lakeland. <BR> <BR> They were wonderful. They "map" your food so they know exactly where you put pressure when you are standing. You can see the red, yellow and blue imprint on the screen. Then they take a video of you walking and running so they can see if and how you "pronate." Once they found that I don't over or under pronate... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:52:02 EST Looking for things to do I am heading to NW Winter Haven on Friday to find the SS office. <BR> <BR> Is there anyone familiar with the area and can give suggestions on things I can do with the kiddos. Not looking to spend too much money, but they want to have some fun. <BR> <BR> TIA Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:30:44 EST How far did you walk today? July 3rd: 3923 steps/1.85 miles Sun, 4 Jul 2010 09:01:05 EST Discussion For The July 2010 Challenge The purpose of this discussion is to support other team members, ask questions, share your own progress or to compare notes about the July 2010 team challenge! Fri, 2 Jul 2010 00:02:55 EST July 2010 Team Challenge Hi Team, <BR> <BR> July is a big vacation month for many people, so when I was thinking of something to do for a team challenge I had to do something that could be done without a computer. I've been keeping a food journal for years and would like to suggest that for the July Challenge that we try doing it. Keeping a food journal is easy, portable and costs very little. For the month of July just get a small spiral notebook and write down everything that goes into your mouth (including water... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 23:57:40 EST June 2010 Challenge Please do not write on this thread! Please use the Challenge Discussion Thread for discussion and questions. Thank you! <BR> <BR> Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Feedback from the team indicates that we're all still doing a balancing act with tracking our food, water and exercise. So, I think the June Challenge will come from that. Here is what I'd propose. (I got this idea from Dave at the Gandy Pool in Lakeland) <BR> <BR> Take a blank, empty envelope and put your name and the words June 2010 Chal... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 20:55:33 EST June 2010 Challenge Discussion This thread is for the June 2010 Challenge Discussion. Just to refresh your memories, here is what you're supposed to do for the June Challenge: <BR> <BR> Take a blank, empty envelope and put your name and the words June 2010 Challenge in small letters on the outside. Then take a piece of paper and write your current weight and measurements on it. Put the paper inside the envelope and seal the envelope. Every time you track all of your water, food and exercise, put that date on the outside ... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 20:52:47 EST Hi ... and Help! My name is Jane and I live in Lakeland. I would like to be acquainted with others in my area, but I don't really understand how these teams work. Please advise! I've been on SP for one year and not tried the teams. So here goes! Wed, 12 May 2010 19:46:45 EST When is your birthday? Post the month and day for your birthday here. Sun, 2 May 2010 08:37:11 EST Discussion for May 2010 Challenge This thread is for disussion of weekly questions, for making comments and for offering support to your team mates. Sat, 1 May 2010 13:17:18 EST Record Your Results For The May 2010 Challenge Use this template to record your weekly results for the May 2010 Challenge. The template to copy appears below: <BR> <BR> May 2010 Challenge <BR> <BR> Week One - Your challenge is to get at least 7 hours of sleep every night this week. <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> Questions to ask yourself and discuss on the challenge discussion thread. How did you do this week? How has improving your sleep helped you this week? <BR> <BR> Week Two - Your challen... Sat, 1 May 2010 13:10:35 EST May 2010 Challenge For our May 2010 Challenge we are going to have weekly challenge topics. This will allow those of you with varying schedules to do this on a drop-in basis. We will include May 1 with week one and May 30 & 31 with week four. <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Copy the template and paste it on a new post. You only need to do this once. Every time you want to record new data, all you have to do is click on edit and add your new data to your existing list. The only data required is to put the... Sat, 1 May 2010 13:07:25 EST Hi all I have been on SparkPeople for a while mostly lurking. I have been having a hard time getting my fitness and eating goals in line. I am 33 years old and live in Winter Haven, FL. I have two children that are 14 months and 2.5 yrs old. I work nights which seems to take the wind out of my sails more than anything else and makes it very hard to make connections with other people. I have battled my weight since I had my first daughter and have lacked the motivation to really get started on m... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 14:52:54 EST using spark Hi I have a question. I am not sure if I am putting it in the right topic. Anyway, I have been doing a low carb diet and have lost a little weight. I have looked around sparkpeople off and on for a while now. I like the website but can never find a place I know where to post messages. Does anyone know on the website where people discuss diet nutrition question or even daily thoughts and problems with dieting. I had been going to the Weight watchers site but don't want to pay to use a site ... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 05:03:30 EST Stopping in to say hi! So, it's been a long while since I've been on SparkPeople...going on around 8 months. But, as some of you know or might remember, it is for VERY good reason. I've been on BabyFit (created by SparkPeople for those that are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or have recently been pregnant). <BR> <BR> I am currently 35 1/2 weeks pregnant with our little girl. Her name is Emilee, and we cannot wait to meet her! I'm due May 10, but hoping for a little sooner (Mother's Day is the 9th, and I'd li... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 21:42:54 EST Hello from Davenport I am Becky from Davenport/Champions Gate area. <BR> <BR> I am about to celebrate my 1yr Anniversary with SP. I have lost 14.4lbs and I have more to lose. <BR> <BR> I have three kids Brittney 6.5yrs, Xander 4.5yrs, Bailie 2.5yrs. I have two fur babies Elizabeth and Trouble both 9yrs. I have been married to my best friend for 14yrs this year. <BR> <BR> I am always looking for new buddies. Thu, 8 Apr 2010 21:04:42 EST Walking Into Spring Chit Chat This looks like a great place for us to comment on the current challenge as well as offer support to our team mates. Thu, 8 Apr 2010 20:03:10 EST Lake Mirror 5K Just wondering if any of you are participating? If so, wanna join up with us (hubby and i)? Fri, 2 Apr 2010 09:06:07 EST April 2010 Walking Into Spring Feedback Please copy this form and use it to record all of your steps for the month of April 2010. Do all five weeks on the same form please. You can enter new data by clicking on the edit feature. Thanks! <BR> <BR> April 2010 Walking Into Spring Challenge <BR> <BR> Week One Walk 2,000 steps every day this week <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> <BR> 2 <BR> <BR> 3 <BR> <BR> Total Steps for week one <BR> <BR> <BR> Week Two Walk 3,000 steps every day this week <BR> <BR> 4 <BR> <BR> <BR> 5 <BR> <BR>... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 01:27:05 EST April 2010 Challenge: Walking Into Spring Please do not post on this thread. The purpose of this thread is to give the team instructions for the challenge. <BR> <BR> Walking Into Spring is a progressive walking "step count" challenge. You will need a pedometer to do this challenge. You will try to walk a certain number of steps every day for a week. Every time a new week starts, the number of daily steps will increase by 1,000 steps. You may join this challenge at any point in time but you will have to start with the number of ... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 01:18:17 EST C25K and beyond..... I have discovered triathlons called sprints. This is basically a triathlon for beginners. I want to compete in my first triathlon in july. There is one in clermont July 15th that consists of 1/4mile swim, 7mile bike, and 1.5mile run. This is not timed and there are no prizes. Perfect for the beginner. The cost is 35$, it begins at 6pm so it is possible to run it after work, and there is a big cook-out after the race. They say you can use any bike so I'm sure I can find someone to let me borro... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 12:04:02 EST Quick reminder: zumba dance party Friday March 26th at 645pm at South Lakeland Lifestyle Family Fitness (in the lake miriam shopping plaza). <BR> Shoot me an email to let me know to wait for you. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:39:59 EST Zumba Dance Party- Free to Non-members. I attend Lifestyle Family Fitness by Lake Miriam Publix. On March 26th at 645pm we are having a zumba dance party. These are awesome-good fun! Basically, the room is packed with people of every shape, age, fitness ability and we zumba for an hour and half. There are usually drinks provided, but of course I bring my water. Then afterwards we go out to eat at Beef O Brady's right there in the strip. They have several really yummy options on their healthy choice menu. <BR> Non-members just come... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:03:11 EST Use Icons for how many points on wheel today. <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 19:47:09 EST You're a lucky team. Take advantage! Hi there. My name is Tanoi and although my husband and I are currently stationed in Alaska, I was born and raised in Lakeland. TBranch2 is my mother, and ASmith(#?) is my aunt, therefore I hear a lot about the meetings your team has. I've heard about dinners, BBQ's, spa days, and walks put together for this group and it amazes me. Being in a small town (pop. 4,000 and next town is 6 hours away), I don't have a group like this for me, much less such a great group to help me get motivated the w... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 13:02:31 EST "Check In Your Progress" - March 2010 Challenge This is the thread where we can all post our progress and/or give feed back on our daily challengess for the "March 2010 Love Yourself As You Are Right Now Challenge". Mon, 22 Feb 2010 19:10:56 EST March 2010 Love Yourself As You Are Now Challenge In an effort to keep this Challenge space clear and easy to read, please post all comments on the thread below this in the Challenges Section called "Check In Your Progress - March 2010 Challenge. <BR> <BR> I have put together a fairly simple day to day challenge for the month of March 2010, which mostly concentrates on loving yourself as you are right as this moment. I have Monday, Wednesday and Friday listed as cardio days and Tuesday and Thursday as strength training (ST) days, plus a sho... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:34:44 EST The February 2010 Team Challenge We got many emails responding to a request for challenge ideas for a February 2010 Challenge. <BR> <BR> Here is what the team has decided: <BR> <BR> We will keep the challenge simple and we will only record our results once per week, on Saturday, for four weeks. <BR> <BR> Our goal is to do 30 minutes of any cardio (your choice) 3 times per week plus any type of weight training (your choice for kind and length) 2 times per week. <BR> <BR> At the end of each week, on Saturday, we wil... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 01:26:11 EST Spark Your Body Bootcamp Challenge and Contest Would anyone else like to do the Spark Your Body Bootcamp Challenge and Contest with me? Here is the link<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1425 <BR> <BR> I think this would be fun for our team! <BR> <BR> Cyndi Sun, 20 Dec 2009 12:43:35 EST Show how you feel today using an emotion Some days a picture shows how you're feeling better than words. This is the perfect place for that! Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:46:50 EST November Challenge - Let's walk up to the Holidays For November’s challenge let’s see how many of us can get to the most monuments. I know for me it has been a whirlwind and I have not done so great with my journey, nut it is time to get back on track and to do the goals I need to do. I can lose this weight and this has been a huge battle for me in the past. If you do not have stairs to walk, try using a large phone book for this challenge. <BR> A second part to this challenge will be to eat at least 4 fresh fruit and veggies a day. I know fo... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 22:26:58 EST Hello Hi! My name is Rebecca and I'm the mother of three boys. Ages: 11, 8, and 4. Have lost a total of 30lbs and would like to lose about 7 more. Working hard to keep the weight off. It's so easy to get back into bad eating habits. Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:28:54 EST Hi! Awesome to finda a group from Polk County. Sun, 27 Sep 2009 20:08:44 EST Saying hi I am still around but not really trying to loose weight like I was. Maybe I will get back into it soon. I really need to. <BR> <BR> Linda Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:03:50 EST Improved SparkPeople Fitness Tracker Tuesday, September 22, 2009 <BR> <BR> Our programmers have been working hard to improve the SparkPeople Fitness Tracker. We launched several new updates to the Fitness Tracker today, which you can see and use by selecting the "my Fitness" tab under "My Tools" or byclicking here. Many of these new enhancements were ideas and requests from our members! <BR> <BR> Here's a rundown of what's new (and how to use it): <BR> <BR> Step Tracker. Many people who use pedometers wanted a quick and ea... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:33:08 EST Bobbie Hi, my name is Bobbie. I am a 40 year old mom of 2 wonderfull boys. They are in 7th & 8th grade and have always been homeschooled. They have played football since they were 4. They also powerlift. That keeps me very busy. I have been married for 19 years to the love of my life. My husband trains and coaches our boys. We take a group to the JR Olympics and always come home with the GOLD!!! He is so good with children. We are self employed. I live in S. Lakeland. I love cardio, within... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 11:48:27 EST Re-Setting Articles Read More Than Six Month Ago Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've made it so that you can now reset the articles you’ve read more than 6 months ago. To reset articles, you can go to Account/Email Preferences ( <BR> ence.asp) from your MyStart page, and scroll down on the Account tab to the Reset Articles section of the page. Click the Reset Articles button, agree to reset, and voila! You can now read the articles again and get more SparkPoints. Again, this wil... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 08:57:05 EST Success Icons on your page or Your Profile Picture Some of us were wondering how we can get the "Lost 5 Pounds" and a variety of other icons on our pages or even as your Message Board Profile Picture. Here is the answer: <BR> <BR> Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Based on member feedback, we've added some new "success" icons that you can use as your Message Board profile picture. In addition to the "I lost __ lbs" icons, there are now icons such as "I ran my first 5K", "Creating a New Me" and "Getting Fit". To upload one, click on Edit My SparkPage... Fri, 14 Aug 2009 07:09:42 EST Monday, July 20 Did you all have a good weekend? I was able to grocery shop and buy lots of good stuff and still managed to save 140$$$ I love couponing!!! I've been very good at watching the breads; flours; sweets; calories; etc this weekend so I am on the right path. Still not allowed to do any exercising except walking, even then he says no additional weights. I will follow Dr.s orders for now and hope to get back into the swing of things soon. <BR> <BR> Do any of you plan menus? Whatcha got plan... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:45:28 EST Friday, July 18 I weighed in yesterday and only had a .21 weightloss NOT GOOD and NOT HAPPY!! I need to step it up a bit!! <BR> <BR> How is everyone else doing? Fri, 17 Jul 2009 09:35:51 EST Wednesday, July 15 We are just about 1/2 way thru the work week; hot and humid out today and chances of rain in the forecast this afternoon. I'm working today and then on to physical therapy tonight. I am going to ask about stepping up the exercise and see what the Dr. says. It'll be 3 weeks tomorrow since the accident and I still can't move my head/neck to the right so I am not so hopeful he'll agree to much, but hopefully power walking can be one of them. <BR> <BR> Do any of you plan your meals for the we... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 09:33:17 EST HI I put my previous introduction in the wrong place so I am putting it here. I hope it can be deleted where I posted it. <BR> <BR> I am living in Lakeland the south side for now. I hope to loose some weight around 50 pounds. Nice to know there is a polk county group. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:36:00 EST HI I just joined the group and live in Lakeland. I sure hope I loose weight been needing to for a long time. <BR> <BR> Linda Tue, 14 Jul 2009 16:47:00 EST Tuesday, July 14 Good Morning Polk County!!!! <BR> <BR> How is everyone today? Hot I am sure. One thing that is good about the heat is we sweat, and hopefully it is a reminder to drink LOTS of water. If you stop sweating and your still outside your in trouble. Be sure to get your recommended 8 glasses on a minimum today. I personally use the tracker to track bottles not glasses. <BR> <BR> I'm still not able to do any other exercise besides walking since I am still in rough shape from the accident. <B... Tue, 14 Jul 2009 10:50:32 EST Points to Ponder Here are some points to ponder. I found this article on a website. Please feel free to read them and answer true/false. There is no hurry to complete this but wanted to get it posted as it will be a great help for us all in our journey. <BR> <BR> People have free will, as we all know, and that means that tough issues like weight loss can become very confusing. Thousands of books and videos on the subject give more advice than we could ever handle, but the real tools you need are inside of yo... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 23:40:16 EST Panic Button STOP! Don't grab that bag of chips! Step away from that cookie! We are here to listen! We all go through periods of struggle and falling off the wagon. Here is the place to share your feelings, struggles, fears and frustrations. If you need our support, we are here to listen and to help. A strong team is a winning team. <BR> <BR> Vent here and don't stress eat or even eat out of boredom. If you are bored type a message here. Think before you eat. Fri, 10 Jul 2009 23:35:38 EST July - Sept Challenge Going to see if we can make this interesting. If we can all post to the board 1-2 times a week at least (I know we all can do this). Started Monday July 13 - Sept 28, lets set a goal of a weight loss of 2 pounds weight loss a week. This is for 13 weeks and can be 26 lbs. I know we can do this. The one with the highest weight above 26 lbs will get a small prize. <BR> <BR> July 13 - starting weight 389 <BR> July 20 - <BR> July 27 - <BR> Aug 3 - <BR> Aug 10 - <BR> Aug 17 - <BR> Aug 24 - <B... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 23:25:09 EST T-Shirts for Polk County Group Here is the latest information regarding the shirts. Please post if you are interested in getting a shirt for the group. Please post the size that you will need and money will be needed once we obtain shirts. If for any reason you would like a shirt and not able to afford it please let me know. Thanks to you all. <BR> <BR> I did get the ok from spark people to use their name. I have contacted a local screen print shop here in Lakeland and got a much better deal. Here is the run down of the p... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:03:16 EST Idea - Need to know if anyone is interested. Here is a shirt that I thought would be nice to have. There is a price about 15.00 a shirt. There is a picture in the photo section of the team page. I have sent an e-mail to Spark People to make sure we can use their name in making a shirt. When I will get a reply back them this may be a go if there is enough people who want one. <BR> <BR> We can also put our screen names for Polk County on the back also. Please let me know what you all think. I think these will be great to identify people... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 23:48:29 EST Pledge For Change I saw this article on my Knees Team and thought it was good enough to share with everyone here. What do you think about this article??? <BR> <BR> By Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, Prevention <BR> <BR> <BR> "I was doing really well until..." As a doctor who counsels women trying to lose weight, I've heard this too many times. An upset patient settles into the overstuffed armchair across from my desk, and utters her tale of defeat. <BR> <BR> <BR> You've probably said those words yourself, do... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:35:11 EST Looking for workout partner Hi i'm a 30 year old, single mother of two. I live in south Lakeland. I'm a member of the south family YMCA. I'm looking for somebody to work out with, I found it's easier to do it with a partner than by myself. If your interested please send me a e-mail. Sun, 14 Jun 2009 22:07:17 EST Biggest Obstacle of Exercising? What is your biggest obstacle that keeps you from exercising? Mine seems to be two different ones. First, I hurt my knee and just can't seem to get back to the way I was. The second, is I have no access to exercising equipment (like a treadmill, stationary bike, etc.). I, personally feel, that if I had them that I would be more apt to use them. People say "not" but, who knows... What is your reasons??? <em>231</em> <em>206</em> <em>108</em> Sun, 14 Jun 2009 12:01:22 EST June Challenge Count The Number of Steps Walked I know it's the 9th of June and this is a little late, but is anyone interested in counting steps walked for the remainder of the month of June? The person with the most steps walked for the rest of the month with get a Spark Goodie from me! Lets give it a go! <BR> <BR> Cyndi Tue, 9 Jun 2009 09:26:58 EST need to get motivated Hello! My name is Jennifer and I live off of Duff Rd on the northside of town. I have been on and off sparkpeople for awhile, but could never get myself really motivated. I was excited to see that polk co. has it's own little group. I recently joined lifestyle's family fitness. Does anyone go to the gym on the northside? I am looking for a gym partner :) <BR> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 02:48:25 EST Hi from Lakeland Hi everyone. I am glad that there is a local group to meet with and support face to face. I live real close to Lake Hollingsworth and hope to see you there. What can I expect from a "rally"? <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:57:09 EST Update on our other Leader EDNABP Hi Team, <BR> I spoke to Edna the other night and the doctor put her in still another hard cast. She will be non weight bearing until at least June 9th.(June 9, is her next doctor's appointment) She's bummed that she's going to miss the next team meeting/dinner too so you might want to email here and offer her some words of encouragement. I understand that she is still in a lot of pain which can be very frustrating and depressing. Her wheel chair is a wide one so it would not fit in most ... Thu, 28 May 2009 05:42:34 EST New to team Hello, everyone...I'm from North Lakeland...lived here almost all of my life... <em>30</em> Sun, 24 May 2009 10:35:22 EST Spread The Spark Summer Challenge Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Is there any interest in trying to start a Central Florida Rally? This would include Orlando and Tampa and meet in Lakeland - the half way mark. Please let me know if you are interested ASAP so I can try to contact these teams. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Cyndi <BR> <BR> Thursday, May 14, 2009 <BR> SparkPeople is kicking off summer with our Spread the Spark Summer Challenge and it all kicks off with the official "Show Your Spark" Weekend, Friday, June 26, 2009, to Sunday, ... Wed, 20 May 2009 08:35:14 EST Getting to know you, getting to know all about you I know we are all getting to know each other, so I thought it would be fun to do a little questionaire, and get to know each other better. <BR> <BR> Name? Dawn <BR> Age? 32 <BR> City? Lakeland <BR> How long in Polk? moved in 1994 to attend FSC <BR> Married, Single? have a boyfriend (he's adorable most of the time) <BR> Children, furchildren? Two dogs — a boston and an american bulldog <BR> Hobbies? reading, shopping, learning to sew and craft, playing poker <BR> Something you love? I adore b... Mon, 11 May 2009 11:29:07 EST Peggy Trip Hi all right now i am in Riverside Ca.I got here this morning 10:00a.m CA. time.CA is 3 hours behind from Florida <BR> Peggy Sun, 10 May 2009 18:52:35 EST Update from surgery Hi everyone. I am lying in bed trying to type this on hubby's iPhone. Surgery was done on Wednesday and I am still in a lot of pain. I went back to the doctor today and have an infection at my surgery site. The doctor has me on 2 antibiotics so I am hoping to get feeling better soon. I will post more later as it is getting close to pain mess time. TTYL <BR> Fri, 1 May 2009 22:23:48 EST Team Meetings We are planning a meeting at the south side Lakeland Applebee's at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. It would be wonderful if everyone could come. <BR> <BR> I believe the address is 4835 S. Florida Avenue. If this is wrong please correct me asap. <BR> <BR> We hope to see you there!!! <BR> <BR> Cyndi <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:52:11 EST Suggestions for a May Challenge If you are interested in a May Challenge, what would you like to do? Please post suggestions here and feel free to make any comments that you'd like. Sat, 25 Apr 2009 07:26:31 EST How many of you from Lakeland and where I live in Lakeland off of Cherry Lane in Medulla. <BR> Peggy Tue, 21 Apr 2009 20:59:24 EST HELLO EVERYONE HI EVERYONE MY NAMES BOBBIE AND I,M FROM EAGLE LAKE. <BR> I,M HERE TO TRY AND GET THIS WEIGHT OFF I,V TRIED EVERYTHING AND NOT BEEN SUCESSFUL SO FAR AND I FIGURE WITH A LITTLE SUPPORT FROM OTHERS IN THE SAME SHAPE I,LL PUSH MYSELF TO DO IT . <em>213</em> Tue, 21 Apr 2009 13:34:54 EST Hi from Davenport Hi everyone. My name is Donita. We just moved to Davenport (near Champions Gate) from Kissimmee. And actually just moved to Florida a year ago from Ohio. Anyway I am a SAHM of 2 kids Tyler 7 and Maggie 4. <BR> <BR> I signed up for Spark people a few years ago, but never did anything with it. I am trying to get back on track and improve my health and weight. My 20 yr reunion is coming up in July and hoping to lose a few pounds by then. I am not sure even Biggest Loser could get me to... Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:14:13 EST Hi from Lakeland Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm really pleased to see a Polk County Team! I live in Lakeland, work in Bartow. I'm 32, and live with my boyfriend and two adorable dogs. <BR> <BR> Dawn Tue, 14 Apr 2009 21:30:04 EST April Challenge Posting Please post your progress for the April Challenge here. <BR> Since several of our members are having physical problems, let's do an April Challenge to see how many days in April we can eat 5+ fruits/veggies and drink 8+ 8 ounce glasses of water. The winner will get a Spark Goodie from me. Give yourself one point for every fruit/veggie you eat and one point per 8 ounce glass of water. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 21:52:09 EST April 2009 Challenge Sign-Up Since several of our members are having physical problems, let's do an April Challenge to see how many days in April we can eat 5+ fruits/veggies and drink 8+ 8 ounce glasses of water. The winner will get a Spark Goodie from me. Give yourself one point for every fruit/veggie you eat and one point per 8 ounce glass of water. Please use the format below: <BR> April Challenge: <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> Total points week 1 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> Total p... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 13:16:21 EST Hi everyone! My name is Ashley and I am new to this group. I'm looking for a buddy or two to workout with and all that. I suffer from social anxiety so I'm terrified of joining a gym..although it might not be so bad with someone who could understand me. I hope someone gets this and is willing to get to know me better and share their goals and motivations with me =] I could really use a buddy!! <BR> <BR> --Ashley Thu, 26 Mar 2009 00:15:40 EST Hi! Hey everyone I am new here! I have been a member of spark for almost two years, but with things changing in my life it has really been hard to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program. I need motivation and help! I am 27 year old from Fort Meade, Florida. I have about 100lbs I would love to lose. I am currently in a great relationship, and I would like for him to start eating healthy as well. I work for a the Polk County School Board, have been there almost 9 years. I work evening a... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:06:25 EST Spark People Convention I saw this on another page and thought it might interest you. Here is the link to the Spark People Convention in May 2009. <BR> <BR><BR>ar <BR> ticles.asp?id=1284 <BR> Sat, 7 Mar 2009 21:18:25 EST New Uses for Coffee Grounds A friend of mine forwarded this article to me on what to do with leftover coffee grounds. I found it to be pretty interesting. The body scrubs are nice for the skin. I would take some of the advice for grounds with a grian of salt, but thought everyone might enjoy checking it out anyway. <BR> <BR> ARTICLE: <BR> Coffee Grounds have many uses from gardening to beauty to getting rid of cellulite. Here are a few tips and recipes I have made and used over the years. If you know of any other ... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:10:18 EST March 2009 Challenge I know this is early but wanted to get something posted in case someone wandered in they can go ahead and join <BR> <BR> Let's climb steps - See how many national landmarks you can climb this month. <BR> <BR> Here are some with number of steps: <BR> New Orleans Chalmette Battlefield Monument...135 steps <BR> Bennington Battle Monument (VT)...260 steps <BR> Statue of Liberty - 354 steps <BR> Oregon Caves - 500 steps <BR> Pirelli Tower (Italy)...640 steps <BR> Eiffel Tower - 710 steps <BR> Py... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:24:20 EST New Feature: Nutrition Feedback - On Spark Points New Feature: Nutrition Feedback offers Specific Tips to Reach Your Goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone- <BR> <BR> We're excited to tell you about a great new feature on SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker. It's called Nutrition Feedback. Basically, when you're done tracking your food for the day, you can now see a special Nutrition Feedback page that shows you which nutrition goals you met, went under and went over. If you go over or under on a nutrient, you'll get a tip (which rotates so you'l... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 19:15:25 EST New Walking Date Anyone have any ideas? The last one did not turn out like I would have hoped but would love to get one started once every other month if not monthly. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:47:55 EST Daily Challenges If you would like to post a daily challenge please do so. Please check the board daily for any updates. Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:55:53 EST February 2009 Challenge For the month of February do cardio for 30 minutes at least 3 days a week. Post results in following format. <BR> <BR> Week of 02/01-02/07 <BR> Sun - 0 <BR> Mon - 5 MINUTES OF STATIONARY BIKE AT 2 MILES AND 30 MIN WITH PERSONAL TRAINER <BR> Tues - 30 MINUTES OF STATIONARY BIKE AND 18 MINUTES ON TREADMILL - ALSO DONE SOME FLOOR EXERCISES <BR> Wed - 0 SORRY HAD A LAZY DAY <BR> Thurs - 20 MINUTES STATIONARY BIKE 3 MINUTES STAIR MASTER AND 30 MINUTES WITH PERSONAL TRAINER <BR> Fri - 45 MINUTES ... Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:54:13 EST Walking Date January 24, 2009 at 10 AM If anyone is interested, I would like to organize a walk at Lake Bonnie. Please post here if you are interested. I thought Lake Bonnie was be a good start since the track is 1.3 miles where Lake Hollingsworth is 3 miles. Please let me know if this is somethin that you can do. We may be able to do this once or twice a month. Wed, 14 Jan 2009 00:36:46 EST Little Victories Even though we set goals for ourselves (and achieve them!) there are small victories that occur that can keep us going every day. <BR> <BR> Today I put on one of my newer bathing suits in hopes of going to the pool. Surprise! It was huge! <BR> I've gained weight but must be smaller! Yea! Sat, 10 Jan 2009 03:42:52 EST Great SP Articles I saw this SP article and thought it was a great one. It really made me think!!! <BR> <BR> You might want to check it out! <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> ody_fat.asp <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jan 2009 11:06:46 EST January 2009 Challenge Moving Down to Challenges This challeng is going to be a fun one that I have done in the past. You will need a deck of cards for this challenge. If you do not have one we can improvise by using the solitaire game on computer. <BR> <BR> What you will do is pick an exercise below then draw 2 cards -- the first one is the number of reps you do the exercise and the second on is the number of sets you do. Post your exercise on daily basis if you are able to do them. <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Exercise: <BR> 1st Card: <BR>... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:07:49 EST Biggest Loser Show Chit Chat I know that the Biggest Loser shows give me motivation to keep moving and kicking myself in the behind. After watching last nights show it was amazing to see the weight of the people and also the ages. I was personally shocked to see the 19 year old that was 454 lbs but that is a reality. I know that I have to be strong to be able to succeed at this. I will do what I can with the help of all of my friends on SP and will accomplish my goals. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 10:05:33 EST Community Announcements <BR> SparkPeople is having its first ever official “Show Your Spark” Day on Friday, January 16, 2009. SparkPeople members across the globe will be wearing their SparkPeople gear. See how you can participate below: <BR> <BR> 1. Wear Your SparkPeople Gear on January 16, 2009 <BR> <BR> 2. Get together with other members in your teams or friends and wear your SparkPeople Gear. If you do not have SparkPeople gear, you can purchase some at our SparkPeople Store. <BR> <BR> 3.Take a picture of... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:19:57 EST Distance Info on www.gmap-ped I saw this on another team, and they said I could post it here. So here it is: <BR> <BR> It’s a great tool if you like to walk/run/hike/bike outdoors and would like to know the exact mileage you’re getting in. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> To use it, Type a starting address into the box next to where it says Jump To (make sure you include city and state). Change the zoom to 16, then press Go.This should take you to that address and a pretty good close-up of that nei... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 12:22:41 EST January 2009 Challenge This challeng is going to be a fun one that I have done in the past. You will need a deck of cards for this challenge. If you do not have one we can improvise by using the solitaire game on computer. <BR> <BR> What you will do is pick an exercise below then draw 2 cards -- the first one is the number of reps you do the exercise and the second on is the number of sets you do. Post your exercise on daily basis if you are able to do them. <BR> <BR> Date: <BR> Exercise: <BR> 1st Card: <BR> 2nd ... Sun, 28 Dec 2008 00:49:32 EST New Year Resolutions for 2009 If you wish to post your resolutions please do so as the team can provide motivation for you in the upcoming year. I will be posting mine soon. Thu, 25 Dec 2008 18:28:33 EST Motivational Stories or Successes Post and motivation or success stories that may help someone else out. I know these always are the best to read and know that someone has succeeded. It may be getting over a plateau or just losing a pound that you could not lose in the past and finally did. Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:41:54 EST Challenging Each Other I though it would be a great idea to challenge each other. I know there is just a few of us but hopefully more will join. <BR> <BR> What we can do is post an exercise that someone can complete and then post a different one after we complete. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> 10 calf raises <BR> <BR> Next post <BR> 10 calf raises done (I done them) <BR> 10 wall push-ups <BR> <BR> Then the next post will be the above exercise completed and another one given. Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:39:19 EST