SparkPeople 60's and BEYOND...~Still Rockin It~ Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31311 Age is but a number....we are fun, fabulous and fantastic! Let's get together to achieve our goals. YOU CAN DO IT! WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER! SparkPeople 60's and BEYOND...~Still Rockin It~ Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=31311 Steps in Motion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x73924046 6/29 5632 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:39:30 EST How Many Total Red Flag Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x73849049 27 Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:31:38 EST A Question for the World Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x73394585 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10d3f4aa-62b2-4c95-ac39-e054c4cf1b00.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Times are very difficult all over the world. Please share with us how you are coping with the situation around the corvina virus. I really think we need to support one another during this time. Feel free to respond daily or as often as you wish. I care for ALL my spark friends and want all of you to stay healthy and strong. <BR> <BR> For me, since returning from Mexico, I have been hib... Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:17:15 EST Garfield64 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x72905962 Hi, I really have been a member since I was age 64 and am now 71. I really haven't done much on the site but would like to become a regular and get back to my "healthy weight". I felt so much better then and would like your encouragement to get me back there! Let's do this!! Sat, 4 Jan 2020 07:42:27 EST 2020: Question of the Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x72889500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a2d72f0-286b-4c68-9952-1edb87d5f50a.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Did you reach your goals in 2019? Do you have any plans for 2020? <BR> <BR> For me, I lost 45 pounds last year, had 2 surgeries and it took about 3 months to recover! I am planning on a good year without any health issues! Wed, 1 Jan 2020 12:04:16 EST What's happening in my life today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x71363465 Today after church, my husband and I went out to lunch at some new place called, "Natural Grill". Then we went to the cemetery to put a palm cross on my son's grave. After that we went home and I started working on editing my college papers for my 2 professors. I'm taking The Psychology of Weight Loss <em>17</em> and Exercise Psychology.Working toward my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Healing <em>58</em> Not easy!!! My husband helps me so kudos to him too! <em>149</em> <em>22... Sun, 14 Apr 2019 22:41:16 EST 2019: What’s Happening in Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x70698524 It will be a quiet day! Watching football! <BR> Hopefully, I’ll get home next week! Tue, 1 Jan 2019 10:24:49 EST AUG. GOAL.....I WILL, I CAN, IAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69776540 For the month of August Let's Affirm our actions to other's and to ourselves. Each day come and post something you will do to make you feel better about yourself and those around you. <BR> <BR> Just complete one or all the statements ... I Will, I Can, I am. <BR> <BR> Here is one of my affirmations for today. <BR> <BR> I WILL.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8852acad-92ef-4798-9796-ab9e0eafa4a5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I will cease the day and take time to appreciate... Thu, 2 Aug 2018 11:26:02 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE. ..PRE-PLAN (July 8th-14th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69550488 Most of us tend to do the same workout, day after day … and never venture out of our “COMFORT ZONE.” Then we hit a wall, the scale stops moving, and we're in that dreaded plateau. We’ve all been there! <BR> <BR> Your challenge this week is to switch up your strength training and/or cardio workouts. The fitness experts say we need to get out of our “COMFORT ZONE” . . . to spark our metabolism and challenge our muscles differently (to increase growth of lean muscle). <BR> <BR> You can eithe... Sun, 8 Jul 2018 08:47:50 EST July Challenge for Goodies. How many steps or mile http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69344452 Let’s continue this Challenge and keep moving! Sun, 1 Jul 2018 14:02:55 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE. ..PRE-PLAN (June 10th- 16th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69200309 We don't plan to fail, but if we fail to plan, well... that's sometimes what happens. So this week, let's "PRE-PLAN," so we don't fail. <BR> <BR> Your Challenge for this week is to “PRE-PLAN" either your meal(s) ... or "PRE-PLAN" your exercise routine, your choice. <BR> <BR> You can choose to “PRE-PLAN” your meal(s), by posting what your meal plan will be for the week (helping you to stay in calorie range &amp; get your nutrients). <BR> <BR> Or you can choose to “PRE-PLAN” your exercise... Fri, 8 Jun 2018 19:17:51 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE ...(June 3rd-9th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69160983 COPY AND PASTE EACH DAY. <BR> <BR> <BR> TEAM CHALLENGE: Make a Habit: Fruits &amp; Veggies ...post what fruit or veggie you ate each day <BR> <BR> SUNDAY..... <BR> MONDAY.... <BR> TUESDAY... <BR> WEDNESDAY.... <BR> THURSDAY..... <BR> FRIDAY..... <BR> SATURDAY... Sat, 2 Jun 2018 09:11:33 EST JUNE CHALLENGE FOR GOODIES... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69144891 JUNE CHALLENGE FOR GOODIES... <BR> <BR> Come and post what exercises you are doing to keep yourself active and in shape. <BR> <BR> You can post minutes, steps or activity. We are here to help support and encourage each other while on our journey to a more active lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Bonus is a goodie at the end of the month for a job well done. Wed, 30 May 2018 13:04:31 EST WEEKLY CHALLENGE ....JOIN IN ANYTIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x69133379 WEEKLY CHALLENGE .....MAY 27TH- JUNE 2ND <BR> <BR> Changing our health habits begins with 2 simple words … “I WILL,” followed by some type of chosen action. Your challenge this week is to finish this sentence every day/ Here are some suggestions, but of course, you complete the sentence however you see fit. <BR> <BR> - Eat more nutritionally <BR> - Increase my exercise minutes <BR> - Stretch <BR> - Mediate or get me-time <BR> - Sleep 7-8 hours <BR> - Strength train <BR> - Drink 8 gla... Mon, 28 May 2018 13:46:20 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x69124686 <em>311</em> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:09:41 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x69124666 Hello I am looking forward to getting to know everyone in the group. I am trying to navigate my way around, want to lose some weight. Nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> Thank you ROZZIE <BR> Sun, 27 May 2018 00:05:29 EST 2018: Share What’s Happening In Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x68202556 I use this thread to give Goodies so please share what your up to! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 00:29:35 EST January....31 Days to Unbreakable Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x68196636 31 Days to Unbreakable Goals <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25bb7e28-23c5-4128-9096-879fad048e5a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus, you can stick to your New Year's goals and achieve long-term success. Starting tomorrow I will post a daily tip that will help you do that. Sun, 31 Dec 2017 07:50:49 EST What's for Breakfast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x68107714 Fiber One Original cereal, 1% milk, fresh raspberries &amp; blueberries. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:54:19 EST What's Your Elf Name http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x68061148 If you were an elf, what would your name be? Find out with the elf name generator at the following link: <BR> <BR> <link>mix108.com/if-you-were-an-elf-what-w<BR>ould-your-name-be-find-out-now/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mine is: Gingerbread Floppy Feet <BR> <BR> Post what yours is. Thu, 7 Dec 2017 00:52:53 EST Party Room! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x68000019 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ba96889-d693-4edb-ac0f-a502a1cf1d88.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Welcome to the Party Room! Our very first celebration just happens to be for our illustrious team leader. It's JUDY1676's 10th year Sparkversary! <em>804</em> <BR> <BR> I've brought the cake (calorie-free, of course). Judy may still be asleep. Do you think she'll enjoy cake for breakfast? Congrats on your 10 years, Judy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gu... Mon, 27 Nov 2017 05:46:15 EST Let's Celebrate! Birthday? Anniversary? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x67965116 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2cee0236-d8ce-491e-a57c-da035904f217.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Let's celebrate each other. I'll start off by listing my significant calendar dates. <BR> Birthday: Feb 8th <BR> Sparks Anniversary: Nov 13th <BR> Wedding Anniversary: Oct 4th <BR> <BR> Now, how about the rest of you? <BR> <BR> BTW, The date you joined SparkPeople can be found on your SparkPage. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:30:57 EST Back in the Saddle more firmly this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x67868185 Hello Friends! It's been nearly a year since I've checked in due to 3 major surgeries I've just recovered from. I turned 62 in August and have just been diagnosed as type 2 diabetic from all the inactivity and weight gain. I switched to a low-fat vegan lifestyle overnight because of the devastating news and wound up losing 5 lbs last month. My doctor was impressed with my enthusiasm so she did not put me on medication yet but instead is giving me three months to see if I can reverse my blood... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:53:27 EST Share What’s Happening in Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x67636423 This morning I went to Church. This afternoon, I’m going to the Y to get some exercise. We had a thunderstorm this morning and received some good rain! <BR> Have a great day! Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:44:24 EST OCTOBER... ...DAILY CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x67636263 For the month of October I will post a small challenge for you. Let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> October 1st Challenge <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e3884f73-3089-4d64-a571-d8691b0e1e16.jpg"> <BR> Take a picture <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b471ec86-f8e6-4127-a38a-8aeef2bbc0e5.jpg"> <BR> Snap shot a picture of something you like....food, kids, scenery a craft that you just did. A picture speaks a thousand words. Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:19:43 EST September: Say Hi and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x67454208 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/656dc097-8f6a-4f76-bdf1-2442f0098399.JPG"> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:41:44 EST SEPTEMBER...30 Days to More Fruits and Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x67445021 30 DAYS TO MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e258b83d-0c2d-491f-baad-432ed45d4946.jpg"> <BR> As summer winds to an end,fall is a time for harvest. September is many things to many people, including 5-a-Day month, Fruit and Vegetable month, and even Organic Harvest month! Since most people struggle to get the recommended five to nine servings of produce each day,these 30 tips will help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet—and enjoy eve... Wed, 30 Aug 2017 10:56:38 EST August: Say Hi and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x67273178 <em>524</em> August! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:00:00 EST AUGUST.... 31 Days to Better Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x67267360 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24f003eb-2477-4bf9-a0ea-159ff7d0439d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 31 DAYS TO BETTER SLEEP... <BR> <BR> Sleeping is just as important to survival as eating, drinking, and breathing. But for lots of <BR> people, getting enough sleep can range from challenging to impossible. This August, you'll learn to sleep more soundly and improve your energy levels by using these 31 daily tips. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:56:11 EST Team BONUS POINTS - How Many? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x67119916 3 Thu, 6 Jul 2017 19:36:38 EST July: Daily Hi and Post for a Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x67087768 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa8bffdd-cc0b-416e-afab-03ddc0d980fa.JPG"> Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:34:29 EST June:Daily Hi and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66912764 <em>524</em> June! Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:45:47 EST Things I am thankful for...A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66747091 A - All of the supportive people in my life and on SparkPeople. Thu, 4 May 2017 07:00:16 EST May: Daily Hi and Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66725505 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a02045e1-d2a7-41ca-ae1d-ae252880fc46.JPG"> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:55:57 EST April: Daily Hi & Post for a Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66540003 <em>524</em> April! Sat, 1 Apr 2017 19:38:19 EST Chuckles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66422437 This guy, Artie, gets tired of working so hard and not getting anywhere, and seeing all these guys in the Mafia in their fine three piece suits and fancy cars, decides that he has to join the Mafia. <BR> <BR> He goes up to one of the guys and says, " I want to join the Mafia." <BR> <BR> The guy answers, " You ever kill any one for money?" <BR> <BR> Artie answers, "No." <BR> <BR> The guy says, " Well, you either got to be born into the mafia, or you gotta kill somebody for money." <BR> <B... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:27:41 EST Good Mornin'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66377867 I've been away for a very long time. So, I'll tell you about me, if that's <BR> alright. I'm 63 yrs old and have Degenerative Disc Disease. It can <BR> be very painful. Everyday your in pain, it's just the level of pain. I just <BR> spent a week in bed. Today was my 1st day out of bed for the whole <BR> day. :) When I can find support and motivation, I'll throw in a dvd with <BR> Leslie Sansone. I can't seem to get past the 15 minute arobic mile. <BR> I am also going to be celebrating my 1... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 02:20:39 EST just saying HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x66360742 Just joined, so I'm figuring out my way around all of this. Live in Eastern Oregon, sun in out for now and had rain, and sleet so far today. Spring is coming! <em>213</em> Sat, 4 Mar 2017 16:00:11 EST March: Daily Hi & Post for goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66333688 <em>524</em> March Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:26:08 EST CHEW YOUR COLORS....EAT A RAINBOW CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x66330280 Chew Your Colors... <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> It's important to eat a wide variety of foods to get a good balance of nutrients. One way to cover your bases is to choose foods based on color. Today, your challenge is to eat at least five different colors of fruits and veggies before the day ends. Think yellow (banana, peppers, corn), red (tomatoes, apples, raspberries), green (broccoli, green beans, peas), purple (cabbage, eggplant, grapes), orange (peppers, squash, oranges) and even white ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:14:48 EST MARCH....MINS. or STEPS CHALLENGE for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x66320794 We will start this challenge on March 1st. <BR> <BR> You can post either minutes or steps in this challenge. If you want to do both, that would be o.k. too. <BR> <BR> Who is up for the challenge? Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:56:22 EST February Daily Hi and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x66137278 <em>524</em> February Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:23:14 EST FEBRUARY ...STEPS...FOR GOODIES CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x66127112 Come in and join us on a daily Step Challenge. Post your steps that you did for the day. <BR> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:40:16 EST Get Fit with Exercise Snacking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x65937597 If you have a chance go to EDWARDS1411 page and read more on Exercise Snacking. I'm going to give this a go and see how it works out. <BR> <BR> <BR> Get Fit with Exercise Snacking <BR> By arosenberg <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb92b5e1-98e2-40ee-9e48-0c5590f8ed6c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you heard the latest? Snacking is good for you. Not food snacking—exercise snacking. Researchers in New Zealand recently conducted a study that showed that multiple, brief p... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 09:07:15 EST January: Say Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x65902662 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb59bffb-93f2-4ebb-b207-379bfafefab6.jpeg"> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 22:30:20 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x65901135 Hi all! I just joined the team because I figured that I'd better start making the transition from my 50's team now that I'm 60! I actually started sparking back in 2006. I had lost 78 lbs and kept it off for years but this year I let down my guard from about July on and I've put 25 lbs back on! I came right back to SP and am determined to be more active on the site as well as in life. <BR> I've joined a new gym and am back on track with a mostly clean eating diet. I have celiac disease so m... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:52:12 EST JAN. .....GOODIES FOR TEAM STEPS CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x65882029 Come in and join us on a daily step challenge. If you can't do it daily, pick a day of the week that you can add your exercise minutes to this challenge. <BR> <BR> Here is what the format will look like. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> My Exercise Steps: 1220 <BR> <BR> Team Total Steps: 1220 <BR> <BR> You add your exercise minutes to the TEAM TOTAL STE[S. For all who participate, goodies will be coming your way for a job well done. Let's see how many minutes we can accumulate during the... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:36:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x65777916 Hi, <BR> I'm Kathie. My weight problem spiraled out of control when I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2009. Instead of losing weight while going through chemo - I gained it. After all my chemo, surgeries, and radiation, I never felt strong enough to go back to work. So, I have just been sitting around the house and 'eating' for 7 years now. I find that some of my eating habits are emotional and a lot from boredom. I am tired of just buying bigger clothes and having no energy ... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:50:21 EST December: Say Hi and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x65714231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/504e327d-795e-48bd-bbf1-551c74f0d654.jpeg"> Thu, 1 Dec 2016 09:22:19 EST Where the Birds Fly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x65623708 <em>585</em> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:18:27 EST November: Daily Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x65517182 <em>524</em> November Tue, 1 Nov 2016 10:27:25 EST What Is Calories In Vs. Calories Out/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x65491522 What Is Calories In Vs. Calories Out? <BR> <BR> An Overview of Weight Loss <BR> <BR> By Jennifer R. Scott <BR> <BR> Updated March 31, 2016 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ea691d9-a9b6-4214-866e-86aae40624f5.jpg"> <BR> If you're a dieter, you've probably read all about the importance of calories in vs. calories out. But what is this traditional calorie equation? Make sure you understand the important system if you're serious about losing weight. <BR> <BR> Calor... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:48:58 EST S.M.A.R.T Weight Loss & Your Fitness Device http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x65463745 S.M.A.R.T. Weight Loss &amp; Your Fitness Device <BR> <BR> <BR> Wouldn't it be nice if you knew exactly what to do to lose weight successfully? What you need is a fitness tracker and a smart goal! S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym to remind you how to set a goal that maps out exactly what you need to do. These goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. <BR> <BR> Don't just stack up data you get from a fitness device. Use the info you track, your calories burned, food eate... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:12:38 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x65429574 Hi All <BR> I am 60 this year and my knees are giving out, so I have to loose 50 lbs... I love to cook and eat decadent rich meals paired with wine.. so I am adjusting, that as I have too many more years ahead of me to wince every time I stand up... <BR> <BR> I am on a low carb diet, but am having problems, four weeks in and only 3 lbs down... I am tracking all the food I eat and staying below 20 net carbs a day... any words of wisdom gratefully received, as I am getting frustrated... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:29:44 EST Post Something Inspirational or Motivating (Daily) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x65349184 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a39e6eef-8c5e-467e-9e16-6be5566193e1.jpg"> Fri, 7 Oct 2016 17:12:46 EST October: Daily Hi and Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x65300160 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36a4aa5a-c1d1-4f13-a559-89690827b016.jpeg"> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:56:48 EST My Tracking Nutrtion is out of wack? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x65239268 Can anyone suggest how to get my food tracker back on track? <BR> It is all filled in with foods I don't even eat. <BR> <BR> Figured it out - I am back to my regular food tracker. <em>30</em> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:45:04 EST September: Daily Hi/ Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x65086218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c58ed30e-3525-4c2b-9188-8c009f910b98.jpeg"> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:12:44 EST August Daily Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x64881437 <em>524</em> August Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:53:51 EST August Daily Hi and Post For Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x64880816 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7f89183-3a28-432d-8518-d32f2a074d52.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow, beautiful, warm, sunny August means we're at the halfway mark of summer, but also that we're into the last part of 2016. Let's enjoy this month and make the most of it!!! <BR> <BR> Happy August Everyone!!! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:37:33 EST The Back Nine....Life Happens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x64836541 <BR> THE BACK NINE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6aeaa88-cd76-4e7d-ba8c-8e7d92af6f4e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> AND THEN IT IS WINTER <BR> <BR> You know ... Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was ... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:58:05 EST July Daily Hi and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x64672680 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4124e768-bb7b-4a9d-8eec-f7acd30cede5.jpeg"> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:16:01 EST Hello..Newbee Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x64595594 I'm pushin' 63 and have started Leslie Sansone's Miracle Miles this past <BR> Friday. This is like no other of her walking DVD's that I have done. Anybody <BR> else doing Leslie's walks? Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:20:31 EST JUNE: DAILY HI AND POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x64461351 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1d50a43-aba7-41b1-8e8b-bf873c1b9ba6.jpeg"> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:37:56 EST MAY: DAILY HI & POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x64245014 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2bed261a-ef81-4098-9100-5a4b6502c334.jpeg"> Sun, 1 May 2016 00:30:42 EST MAY...7 DAY CHALLENGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x64242660 Pick a 7 day habit that you would like to work on. You can do a different one for each week in the month of May. You might have a habit you would like to get under control or one that you would like to add that will improve your lifestyle habit. If you have something you would like to add to this list feel free to do so. Picking one is a great start. YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> <BR> No soda <BR> No bread <BR> No alcohol <BR> No pasta <BR> No sweets <BR> <BR> 6 or more bottles of water <BR> ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 16:57:13 EST MAY....MONEY JAR CHALLENGE. ...$$$$$$$ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x64242139 REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE WILL START ON May 1ST...2016. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of MAY. <BR> <BR> At the end of each month, you can decide to carry your money points savings over to the next month, or spend it on YOU. If you decide to carry it over, that's ok, because it will e... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:09:48 EST APRIL: DAILY HI and POST for GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x64027224 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b35ce334-593c-4ece-8f8b-eaf5c95d2912.jpeg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:32:18 EST April... MONEY JAR CHALLENGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x64003198 <em>440</em> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE WILL START ON April 1ST...2016. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of APRIL. <BR> <BR> At the end of each month, you can decide to carry your penny savings over to the next month, or spend it on YOU. If you decide to carry it over, that... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:49:26 EST April Challenge .....EAT A RAINBOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x64002389 This Challenge will start of April the 1st. <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> We all know the importance of eating fruit &amp; vegetables, but how many of us actually get our 5 a day. With this challenge we will be able to eat a variety of fruit &amp; veg and maybe try something we haven't tried before. <BR> <BR> These are the colours we will use- <BR> <BR> *Yellow/Orange <BR> *Blue/Purple <BR> *Green <BR> *White <BR> *Red <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> *Yellow/Orange-Yellow pepper, Ora... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:35:37 EST March: Daily Hi and Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x63790110 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88d5f596-0af1-48ce-a661-c912912181cb.gif"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:32:36 EST Are You Exercising Mindfully? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63764661 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e61cd43b-1052-4e58-9fa2-e7456b3c0bd0.png"> <BR> <BR> Are You Exercising Mindfully? <BR> <BR> By Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> <BR> We're masters at self-distraction: If you walk into any gym, you'll likely see people's gazes fixed on magazines, TVs or phones as they chug away on treadmills or ellipticals. When jogging outside, you might run through a mental to-do list or listen to a podcast ... Fri, 26 Feb 2016 16:19:29 EST Just a Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x63731684 Hi. I'm recently retired and getting pretty bored so I thought I should join a team for something to do. I checked out a lot of the teams but they are all pretty quiet except this one seems to have a little activity. <BR> <BR> So far, everybody else that I've talked to seems to think that retirement is basically a death sentence. They wake up with the 3 "where's". Where's my coffee, Where's my breakfast and Where's the remote? Not really my cup of tea. I have twin, male Border Collies who pr... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:16:29 EST What Is Your Animal Personality? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x63696212 Are you curious to discover what your animal personality is? Are you a wise owl, a loyal dog or maybe, an independent cat? Take this fun short quiz and find out and then let us know. <BR> <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx?email<BR>id=19480 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm a Sweet Bear! <BR> <BR> You are a very warm and loving person. You love to enjoy quality time with your friends and family, venture out and laugh at every opportunity. You have a big heart, you love to help, and people a... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 14:51:49 EST "free" Foods for Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63663782 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86ca5755-2fd9-4587-a27a-8d60f386f9e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ''Free'' Foods for Diabetes <BR> A List of Foods That Don't Impact Blood Sugar <BR> <BR> <BR> By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator <BR> <BR> In diabetes meal planning, blood sugar control is the main goal. Typically, people with diabetes are advised to follow carbohydrate-controlled diets in order to minimize blood sugar spikes and manage their disease. ... Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:18:58 EST Portion Distortion Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63649503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84cc6c40-ad1c-49eb-952e-3fdc22d5d7a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Portion Distortion Guide <BR> A List of Serving Sizes <BR> <BR> By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor &amp; Health Educator <BR> <BR> Selecting the right foods also means choosing portions that are proper serving sizes. The terms "portion" and "serving" are often used interchangeably, but they don't mean the same thing. <BR> <BR> A "portion" is the amount of food you choose to eat... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:25:17 EST 7 Ways to De-Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63640883 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a713823-3e9c-4a67-b9b4-04151eb4022c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 7 Ways to De-Stress <BR> Try These Tips When You Feel Stressed <BR> <BR> By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> Stress happens. No matter how organized you are, how good your systems are, or how friendly your work and living environments are, stress can find a way to poke its ugly head in from time to time. What can you do? Turn to a convenient Stress Buster – a small, simple ac... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:55:49 EST What to Eat Before You Work Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63633193 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6058e752-c9ca-4f32-aa76-3d301aa2c13f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What to Eat Before You Work Out <BR> Eating Before Exercise for Maximum Results <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Fitness Expert <BR> <BR> Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful about wh... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 07:23:48 EST Clever Cardio for Those with Mobility Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63625911 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce0cab57-bbaa-47b6-9978-5aa9d8d61bda.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Clever Cardio for Those with Mobility Issues <BR> <BR> <BR> By: Beth Donovan, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> One of my mantras is: "That which I cannot do now is my aspiration, not my defeat." <BR> <BR> If you are have trouble moving or haven’t exercised in awhile, it can be very daunting to take on new cardio moves. Most cardio moves involve the need to be on your feet, so I’m going ... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:31:08 EST 6 Ways to Relax Before Bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63617826 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6904870b-a680-47c1-9ee4-5c40cf13edc9.png"> <BR> <BR> 6 Ways to Relax Before Bed <BR> Take the Stress Out of Sleep <BR> <BR> By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Sleep is something that every body craves. So why does everyone struggle with it periodically? You’ve tried to do it right – you skip caffeine late in the day; you don’t eat a heavy meal right before bed; you make sure the lights are off; you try to follow a consistent bedtime s... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 09:19:37 EST Busting the 10 Biggest Cold & Flu Myths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63610220 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/930a2d53-11f9-4c7a-9cc6-801f8c16d6b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Busting the 10 Biggest Cold &amp; Flu Myths <BR> The Cold Hard Facts about Colds &amp; the Flu <BR> <BR> By Robin Donovan, Health Writer <BR> <BR> Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral ... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:14:20 EST Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63604704 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6be4d8e3-eec9-414a-a43f-d4dcc1246de2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs! <BR> Are Your Friends and Family Making You Fat? <BR> <BR> By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> There’s one in every crowd— at the office, in your church group, among your closest friends and family. Sometimes they mean well, sometimes they seem a tad malicious, often they have no idea how they’re sabotaging you. But every time you take a step... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:34:10 EST Four Healthy Changes That Start in Your Kitchen http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63597472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f0918028-03cc-48b8-95eb-87be3f8cd50b.png"> <BR> <BR> Four Healthy Changes That Start in Your Kitchen Cabinets <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, – Lea Schneider <BR> <BR> Keeping that promise you made to yourself to kick off your healthiest year yet becomes possible when you're armed with more than just good intentions. If you're one of the many people who committed to a healthier lifestyle, both for yourself and for your family, the... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:17:17 EST 8 Exercises for Better Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63587131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8fc9be2-5d72-4605-baca-843fef0384e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 8 Exercises for Better Balance <BR> <BR> By: Nancy Howard, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> I was first introduced to balance exercises by my running coach when I developed a minor ankle injury a few years ago. However, before I even began using the balance board my coach had me do series of progressive balance exercises initially using only one-foot on solid ground, followed by doing... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 10:19:48 EST Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63577953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/811c425f-2d88-4590-96d1-2274837c3080.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Eating with Diabetes: Counting ''Net'' Carbs <BR> What Are Net Carbs? How Do They Affect Blood Sugar? <BR> <BR> By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator <BR> <BR> Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase "net carbs" has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:54:06 EST 12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63569040 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f1179aa-f319-4e76-9aef-e153a1572398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard <BR> There's More to Heart Health than Diet and Exercise <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I like i... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 08:45:08 EST February: Daily Hi & Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x63566836 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1eb995d8-d66a-4c55-864e-dde243daf099.jpeg"> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:54:38 EST 5 Ways to Love Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63560622 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c63d67fe-e40a-4bd5-bdb9-fefa443a5ad8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 5 Ways to Love Your Body <BR> <BR> By Carrie Myers Smith, Health &amp; Exercise Expert <BR> <BR> While many of us have an easy time showering other people with love, we find that Cupid has yet to hit us with the "body love" arrow. Don’t wait for Cupid! Begin today to start appreciating, accepting and yes, even loving your body. <BR> <BR> Stop picking yourself apart <BR> Let’s face it: No ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:05:42 EST Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63553117 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2f458d1-f33d-4d86-b3a9-20537fc939fb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Fitness &amp; Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> I’m not going to sugarcoat things here, or tell you that starting and sticking to an effective exercise plan will be easy or fun. The fact is that if you’re very overweight and out of shape, you’re likely going to face some obstacles—both physically and mentally—that will challenge you... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 09:38:40 EST Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63545114 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/500c51d8-d9e9-441b-8709-ff92494070d8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin <BR> Natural Treatments for Face &amp; Body <BR> <BR> By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> French (women Don'T Get Fat) Toast Recipe <BR> <BR> Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nour... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:05:45 EST Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63537320 Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up <BR> Are Your Weight-Loss Expectations Realistic? <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fact, chronic stress tends to make you into your own worst enemy, impairing your judgment, making you emotiona... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:13:24 EST How to Exercise Without Exercising... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63529141 10 Clever Ways to Sneak Exercise into Your Busy Day <BR> <BR> By Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> <BR> No time to get to the gym—or even into your gym shoes? One of the main reasons people don’t exercise is that they think they don’t have enough time. The truth is, you don't need an uninterrupted hour to reap the many benefits of physical activity. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends getting at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week (and up to 50 minutes... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:57:35 EST FUNctional Fitness.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63521330 FUNctional Fitness <BR> We All Want Fitness to Be More Fun! <BR> <BR> By Mare Petras, Fitness Expert &amp; Author <BR> <BR> As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usually the most important gift you can give your bodyevery day. These exercises are common sense, preventative movements that when done on a daily basis will keep you tuned up so you don’t miss out on one minute of fun! <BR> <BR> What’s Funct... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:12:00 EST Interested or Committed? Discover the Difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63512338 Interested or Committed? Discover the Difference <BR> 6 Tips for Achieving Your Healthy Living Goals <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman <BR> <BR> No matter your motivation—New Year's resolutions, an upcoming high school reunion, a milestone birthday—everyone has experienced that looming feeling of urgency when they feel that a life change needs to happen and it needs to happen now. <BR> <BR> Whether the goal is losing weight, getting in shape, getting more sleep, organizing the house or any... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:05:01 EST Turning It around When You're Spiraling Out of Con http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63504182 Turning It around When You're Spiraling Out of Control <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> Embarrassed... I admit to you all that for a few days last month I was out of control. I binged one or two times and chose really junky food that left me feeling toxic and demoralized and strangely enough like eating more of it. Sometimes I get to feeling so badly, that I eat badly, and feel worse, so I eat worse... It's really hard to dig out or even have th... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:07:22 EST 5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63496921 5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy <BR> Stay Healthy and Happy to Weather the Season <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> My monthly weight loss support group sat around looking rather dismal at the first meeting following an unexpected autumn snowstorm. Winter was arriving sooner than anticipated, and my group voiced worrying thoughts about how they'd stay happy, healthy and energized—and continue losing weight—through the colder month... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:39:03 EST What's in Your Soup? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63489074 What's in Your Soup? Campbell’s Campaigns for Federal GMO Labeling Regulations <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, – Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> <BR> <BR> Earlier this month, the Campbell Soup Company released a statement supporting the federal standardization of food labels for products containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). If this legislation passes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Architecture will have control over which food... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:12:21 EST Have You Found Your Inner 'Normal Eater'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63480842 Have You Found Your Inner 'Normal Eater'? <BR> <BR> By: Dean Anderson, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> One of the goals of making a “lifestyle change” (as opposed to going on a diet) is to develop a healthyrelationship with food and eating that feels normal, comfortable, usually enjoyable, and relatively easy to maintain over time. <BR> <BR> No elaborate eating rules, no worries about “good” foods and “bad” foods, no guilt feelings or verbal self-abuse for breaking the rules, no get... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 08:29:20 EST The Amazing Avocado: Health Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63474641 The Amazing Avocado: Health Benefits You Need to Know <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, – Lisa W., SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> It's no secret that delicious avocados can be the shining star in guacamole, salads, sandwiches and as the creamy center of your California roll. But did you know that avocados are packed with nutritients and make a great diet food, even with their high fat content? <BR> Hass avocados are the most popular variety in the United States, but you can... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:37:36 EST Five Common Foodborne Illnesses ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63463851 Five Common Foodborne Illnesses and How to Prevent Them <BR> 3 <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By: Melissa Rudy, – Melissa Rudy, Health &amp; Fitness Journalist <BR> 1/19/2016 12:00 AM : 1 comments : 1,156 Views <BR> See More: <BR> <BR> Just when you thought fat and calories were the biggest restaurant hazards, some new threats have been making headlines lately. Chipotle was recently subpoenaed by the Federal Grand Jury when more than 140 Boston University students contracted norovirus after ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:33:29 EST The Before-Dur ring-After Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63454939 The Before-During-After Journal <BR> The Write Way to Build Your Intrinsic Motivation <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you often have trouble finding the motivation to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals? If so, then you might not be looking in the right place. <BR> <BR> Experts who study motivation have long recognized two basic types of motivation: <BR> Extrinsic (external) motivation, when you are motivated primarily by external rew... Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:49:59 EST Meal Planning Made Simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63446702 Meal Planning Made Simple <BR> 4 Steps to Plan Meals and a Healthy Grocery List <BR> <BR> By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> Without a shopping list, a casual trip to the grocery store can be a recipe for disaster. Sometimes, even with a list in hand, we still find ourselves in a state of confusion as we meander through the store. <BR> <BR> Organizing your shopping list can smooth out your grocery shopping experience and make shopping and cooking more efficient. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:22:58 EST Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63440017 No Pain = BIG Gain <BR> Is Your Exercise Program Wearing You Out? <BR> <BR> By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term. <BR> <BR> For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the intensity—the better. But that’s not necessarily true. Even if you’ve gradually increased the intensity, duration and/or frequency of your ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:36:48 EST Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63430608 Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free! <BR> 6 Easy Ways to Bust Boredom <BR> <BR> By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> Are you bored with your cardio workout? Do you yawn when thinking of getting on the stationary bike again? Are you already dreading the stair stepper workout that you have scheduled for tomorrow morning? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you're quite likely in a rut, and when you're in a rut, it's easy to fal... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 08:08:47 EST How Yoga Can Help Relieve Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63423132 How Yoga Can Help Relieve Depression <BR> <BR> I struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety in my teens and early 20s. It was in the middle one of those battles, during my junior year of college, that I discovered yoga. A friend saw a flier for an eight-week yoga session at the campus rec center. Since I hated sweating and would only run if I were chased, I thought yoga sounded like a good form of exercise. <BR> <BR> The room, usually populated by step aerobics and dance classes, felt ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:07:37 EST 5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63417376 5 Healthy Habits That Fight the Signs of Aging <BR> How to Maintain a Youthful Appearance <BR> <BR> Since I turned 40 this year, the passage of time has weighed heavily on my mind. While I certainly don’t want to be 21 again, I wouldn't mind looking more youthful. But the anti-aging creams and surgical procedures that are often promoted as the only ways to ward off the hands of time freak me out. I've always believed that treating your body well and caring for your complexion throughout your... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:03:29 EST Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63406456 Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? <BR> <BR> <BR> If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so” when you screw up. Or someone who encourages you to give up instead of encouraging you to do your best. <BR> <BR> Why do we do this? Why do we treat ourselves in such horrible ways? For some, the negative self-talk is so... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 08:41:42 EST 10 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63400719 10 Tips to Lose 10 Pounds <BR> <BR> By: Melinda Hershey, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> Congratulations: You have officially survived the holiday season! Now it's time to get back on the wagon and reach some major milestones in the new year. Weight loss may be at the top of your list of goals for 2013, as it is for many people. And whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, you're going to have to make some changes to your lifestyle habits. <BR> <BR> The good news is that you don'... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:19:54 EST 13+ Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63388896 13+ Budget-Friendly Ways to Work Out at Home <BR> <BR> By: Jen Mueller, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> I remember the days when I had time to drive to the gym for a workout multiple times a week. Now as a busy mother of four, those days long gone! However, that doesn't mean my fitness level has to suffer. I'm still able to squeeze in a good workout in the morning before the rest of my family wakes up. By investing in a few key pieces of equipment, I've been able to create quality, low-cost... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:25:25 EST Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63380519 Common Foods That Could Be Hurting Your Belly <BR> <BR> By Robin Donovan, Health Writer <BR> <BR> What You Need to Know about Fiber <BR> It can be as frustrating as it is familiar: the achy tightness in your abdomen after you eat, or the sharp pain, bloating and distension you feel after a large meal--or any meal. With so many foods now composed of a multitude of ingredients, it can be tricky to figure out which foods are helping and which are hurting. <BR> <BR> Any food that causes a ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 08:08:38 EST How Often Should I Replace my Running Shoes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63372538 How Often Should I Replace my Running Shoes? <BR> <BR> By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger, – Andrew S., SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> Running shoes cushion feet during jogging and other high-impact exercises, keeping them comfortable while also preventing injury. Fail to replace shoes when they get too old, and you expose yourself to unnecessary risk. Thankfully, there are a variety of methods you can use to determine whether it's time to hit up the local sporting goods store. <BR> ... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:21:01 EST 12 of the Worst Restaurant Foods in 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63367399 12 of the Worst Restaurant Foods in 2015 <BR> <BR> Whether you're road-tripping, heading out for date night or just need a break from dirty dishes, there are bound to be times when a restaurant meal is in order. As long as you avoid the fast food and opt for a full-service restaurant, you should be okay, right? Not always. You may be surprised to learn that many of the dishes highest in calories and fat are served up at sit-down eateries instead of drive-thrus, according to a University of ... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 16:13:35 EST 10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63355544 10 Fitness Items to Splurge and Save On <BR> Tips to Save on Workout Accessories <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Getting fit can be a pricey endeavor. From having the proper footwear to the right sweat-wicking apparel to the gadgets, gizmos and equipment that promise to help get you to your fittest and healthiest, you can spend a small fortune on working out. But—and this is a big but—you don't have to! Whether you're t... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:07:13 EST What Causes Insomnia..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63355494 What Causes Insomnia? <BR> Learn Which Risk Factors You Can Control <BR> -- By Liza Barnes &amp; Nicole Nichols, Health Educators <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else) and primary (when insomnia is a disorder in itself, not occurring as the side effect of another co... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 09:03:26 EST Allergy- Proofing Your Home.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x63355354 Allergy-Proofing Your Home <BR> Reduce Dust Mites, Dander, Mold and Pollen <BR> <BR> By Leanne Beattie, Health &amp; Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> Allergic reactions to everyday substance in the home can make life uncomfortable, no matter how much medication you take. Avoiding known allergens and making your home as allergen-free as possible can help minimize your symptoms and increase your quality of life. While no home can ever be 100% allergen-free, with the right steps you can reduc... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 08:51:04 EST NEW BONUS POINTS FOR OUR TEAM... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x63335532 3 Mon, 4 Jan 2016 07:38:54 EST NEW QUESTION EACH DAY....?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x63335506 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you do with leftover pizza? <em>480</em> <BR> <BR> Eat it cold. <BR> Reheat it. <BR> Trash it. <BR> Give it away. <BR> What leftover pizza?! <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I either heat it up or eat it cold the next day! <BR> Mon, 4 Jan 2016 07:35:20 EST January: Daily Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x63306616 <em>524</em> 2016 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:08:14 EST Just joined the team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x63194343 I just joined this team but I'm on other teams with several members here so it feels like I'm not totally 'new' - I enjoy interacting with people of all ages but now that 'old age' is setting in, it's nice to have others in my general age group to give mutual support. <BR> <BR> I'll be 70 in March [can't believe I'm at that point - 70 used to sound positively ancient to me!!] and I still work full-time as a community college teacher. I teach online, however, so it gives me the best of both w... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:41:39 EST DECEMBER: DAILY HI/ POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x63094922 <em>524</em> December Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:48:15 EST Fill in the Blank...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x63059779 Copy and paste... <BR> <BR> ADD ONE WORD BEGINNING WITH LETTER "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - ALPHABET BLOCKS <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <BR> <BR> 5. Something in your purse - <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 7. Something soft - <BR> <BR> 8. Something hard - <BR> <BR> 9. A song - <BR> <BR> 10. Television program - <BR> <BR> 12. A recipe ingredient - <BR>... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:56:20 EST 60+ and ready to rock! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x63039615 I am a retired teacher and grandmother to two wonderful grandchildren ages 5 and 7. We have recently moved to Colorado from New Mcico and my daughter and family also moved to Colorado from Wisconsm to find different jobs. We are a family again and I am loving it! I have gained thirty pounds because I couldn't exercise ( and ate too much)! I had a knee replacement two weeks ago and am building up my enthusiasm to lose this weight. This seems like a fun group to share with and receive some... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:22:07 EST What works for your weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x62908944 Just curious at 61 what works for people our age to lose Thu, 5 Nov 2015 07:38:43 EST NOVEMBER: DAILY HI & POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x62875731 <em>524</em> November Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:32:39 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x62841802 I am 62 years old, a high school art teacher, and have been with SP since 2012. I initially lost almost 50 pounds but got off track and gained some of the weight back. In June I got hold of myself again and am back to making myself healthier. I am now over 40 pounds down from my highest start weight. Just a few more pounds and I will be where I was when I quit before. I am not quitting this time!!!! I live in southwest Georgia, am married almost 41 years, with three daughters and 11 grand... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 15:45:08 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x62822112 I have been a member of Spark People a long time, but occasionally get sidetracked and miss a few months. Or might be that I stick my head in the sand to avoid facing challenges. But, the universe wants me here and I am determined to be healthy! And have fun doing it! Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:07:51 EST OCTOBER: DAILY HI and POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x62631311 <em>213</em> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:27:54 EST Do You Own? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x62602287 Answer yes or no and ask a new question <BR> <BR> Do you own an electric skillet? Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:55:09 EST SEPT......30 Days to More Fruit and Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x62405202 This topic will come into effect on September 1st. <BR> <BR> As summer winds to an end, fall is a time for harvest. September is many things to many people, including 5-a-Day month, Fruit and Vegetable month, and even Organic Harvest month! Since most people struggle to get the recommended five to nine servings of produce each day, these 30 tips will help you add more fruits and vegetables to your diet....and enjoy every bite!! Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:53:53 EST September: Daily Hi & Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x62390614 <em>524</em> September Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:52:14 EST 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x62282495 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day <BR> <BR> <BR> It seems our world keeps spinning faster and faster and our to-do lists keep getting longer and longer. No matter how good we are at time management, there never seem to be enough hours in the day to get it all done. At some time or another, we could all really use a 25th hour! <BR> <BR> Sadly, it just can’t be done. No matter how hard we try, there are only 24 hours in a day. But what we can do is find what our time drainers are and ... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:54:51 EST 8 Health Benefits of Coffee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x62274823 8 Health Benefits of Coffee <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you enjoyed a cup of coffee this morning, you have already started the day on a healthy (and possibly more productive!) note. Not only does a cuppa Joe deliver your trusty a.m. caffeine boost, but it also may reduce the risk for certain healthproblems and can improve bodily functions. Check out the top eight health benefitsof consuming coffee. <BR> <BR> Increased Alertness and Energy Levels <BR> Coffee contains caffeine, which is respo... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:56:02 EST 50 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x62267079 50 Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories <BR> <BR> Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to achieve that goal! To put it all in perspective for you, we’ve gathered 50 different ways to burn 100 calories. From standard exercises you do at the gym, to everyday chores around the house, you can burn 100 calories in j... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:02:44 EST August: Daily Hi and Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x62145557 <em>524</em> August Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:14:00 EST Shocking ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x62031867 <em>40</em> Shocking. That is what my food tracker looks like. This week, I decided to write everything down that I consume and I am so off the track with calories. No wonder I am not happy with ME. I thought I was eating healthy....um....nosireeeeee. I am in a catch 22 situation with arthritis in my ankles and fickle pain knees. BUT today I am hopeful and owe it to myself to stay on track. I am from Philly and it looks lovely outside. Have a wonderful day everyone. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:49:51 EST JULY: DAILY HI AND POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x61897710 <em>524</em> July Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:23:38 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x61660293 I have joined this positive, active team to share the journey of a healthy, active lifestyle. Wed, 3 Jun 2015 02:01:41 EST JUNE: Daily Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x61639270 <em>524</em> June Sun, 31 May 2015 23:26:20 EST ARE YOU UP FOR A DARE CHALLENGE.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x61548243 I DARE YOU....TO ENJOY THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE!!! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Take the day slowly, (or at least part of it) and enjoy what you see, what you experience, what you hear, what you feel. These things don't have to cost a dime. Their only fee is your time and observance. Enjoying things like: <BR> <BR> * a sunrise or sunset <BR> * going fo a hike <BR> * listening to the birds and nature <BR> * having a family game night <BR> * turn up the radio and dan... Thu, 21 May 2015 09:08:39 EST May: Daily Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x61368322 <em>524</em> May! Fri, 1 May 2015 00:10:23 EST DID YOU KNOW THAT....On Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x61363238 Did You Know .... <BR> <BR> Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989236277.jpg"> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:32:58 EST April: Daily Hi's and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x61091325 <em>524</em> April Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:35:59 EST Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x61043806 I think I did it incorrectly, I thought I would add my picture to your new team members page. However it just landed under my post <em>245</em> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:50:30 EST I'm back again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x61043644 I have realized that my weight is never going to change if I do not put A LOT of effort into it! I have found in the past that one of the features that this site has is helping you choose meals within my caloric range. I find it difficult to find proper foods and portions to fit within the range. <BR> <BR> SO TODAY is the day I restart my quest to get healthy. I hope to reach my goal by the end of 2016 <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> I would love to re-connect with friends or meet you all ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:24:46 EST Share a Hug with your Teammates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60993367 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l377064018.jpg"> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 13:46:28 EST March: Daily Hi's & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60798011 <em>524</em> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:53:00 EST March...Did You Know That http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60786077 Did you know that.... <BR> <BR> The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l55514977.jpg"> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:49:40 EST New Fun Feature to Upload Pics to Your Messages.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60781306 Coach Jen announced today that SP has added the ability to upload images into regular message board and team message board posts today. It works just like uploading an image to a blog post. When you go to make a post, you’ll see a new button that says “add an image.” Click that button, select an image (from your Picture folder) and upload it. Once you submit the post, the image shows up in the appropriate place in your post. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:53:13 EST Trouble foods? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60577192 Which food gives you the worst problem. Mine is single serve chips. This is the one thing we buy and keep in the house to have a crisp, salty snack. I know I can go and buy anything I want to snack so just keeping them here is not the problem. Learning to limit myself is the problem. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 07:57:20 EST February: Daily Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60521499 <em>524</em> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:32:00 EST 2015: Bonus Points for our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60521481 What did you get today? Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:30:56 EST 2015...What Exercise Did You Do Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x60212154 shoveled the snow <em>425</em> <em>444</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:34:01 EST Keep the Angel Going. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x60212058 <em>43</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:25:47 EST 2015...WooHoo If You Posted on the Team Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x60212008 <em>244</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:22:52 EST 2015....What's The Weather Like Where You Live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x60211969 snowing <em>425</em> <em>444</em> and -10C Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:20:39 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x60184446 I joined Spark a while back but didn't really engage on the site. I have recently lost 25 pounds and my goal is to keep it off. I think that support and motivation from a team like this will help. Maintenance can be challenging at times and so support from others can be very helpful. I look forward to being a part of a fun group!!! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:17:16 EST JANUARY: BONUS POINTS FOR OUR TEAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60171320 2015-- a new year! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:04:18 EST JANUARY: DAILY HI'S AND POST FOR GOODIES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60171314 <em>411</em> Happy New Year! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:02:45 EST 2015: QUESTION OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x60171140 i bit of a change! Each day I will ask a question and tomorrow I'll give the answer! <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> True or False: Alcohol is metabolized DIFFERENTLY than other foods and beverages. <BR> <BR> True <BR> False <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you think? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:38:19 EST Qotd homemade snacks or storebought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59985373 Do you make your own or do you rely on commercial products like the 100 cal. Packs? <BR> <BR> I keep homemade banana bread and carrot pumpkin bars wrapped in the fridge that I make. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:37:38 EST 8 Ways to Put Yourself on Your Priority List http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59959466 8 Ways to Put Yourself on Your Priority List <BR> Finding Time for ''Me'' Time <BR> <BR> By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> Taking Care of Yourself When You Become the Caregiver <BR> How often have you found yourself thinking or saying the following? <BR> <BR> "I wish I had more time for myself." <BR> <BR> "I'm so busy! I don't have a moment to breathe." <BR> <BR> "I need more hours in the day." <BR> <BR> "I don't have time for that." <BR> <BR> We lead crazy, busy... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 11:27:54 EST December: Bonus Points for Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59900830 This thread will start Dec. 1 Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:33:07 EST DECEMBER: Daily Hi's and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59900823 <em>524</em> December! Sun, 30 Nov 2014 23:32:00 EST Slip into a Steady Slumber... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59829670 Slip into a Steady Slumber <BR> <BR> <BR> Sleep is something that your body craves, but also something that everybody struggles with periodically. You’ve tried to cure it the right way. You stopped drinking caffeine late in the day; you didn’t eat a heavy meal right before bed; you made sure that the lights were off; you’ve tried to keep a definite bedtime schedule consistently. And yet, as you lie in bed sleepless and frustrated, none of this really seems to matter. When insomnia hits, yo... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:37:53 EST Fighting Holiday Fatigue.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59822179 Fighting Holiday Fatigue <BR> Small Changes Make a BIG Impact <BR> <BR> Some days you can be so low on energy that you are drowsy by lunchtime and in need of a nap by mid-afternoon. Think about all the extras you have been adding to your already hectic lifestyle—office parties, gatherings with the relatives, costume shopping, trick-or-treating, holiday shopping, extra cooking, entertaining guests and visitors from out of town, school parties, religious celebrations… <BR> <BR> The list se... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:45:57 EST Get Fit Without Leaving the House... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59813159 Get Fit Without Leaving the House <BR> Home Gyms are Practical and Affordable <BR> <BR> <BR> Imagine a gym you can commute to in seconds. It’s open 24-hours, so you can come and go as you please—on your time. It’s comfortable, and you feel completely at ease when you work out there. Oh, and membership is free. You may be daydreaming, but the perfect gym is a dream that can come true…in your own home. <BR> <BR> There is no reason that you can’t make a home gym part of your reality. A hom... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:59:03 EST 5 Healthy Habits That Are Making You Sick... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59804761 5 Healthy Habits That Are Making You Sick <BR> Too Much of a Good Thing Can Hurt Your Immune System <BR> <BR> <BR> Catching Up on Sleep <BR> You might have heard that, despite the temptation to sleep in on the weekends, it's best to maintain a regular sleep schedule. Did you know that too much sleep (and too little sleep, of course) can actually hurt your health? <BR> <BR> It's clear that a regular sleep schedule--one in which you go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at th... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:00:36 EST Dealing with Hunger and Food Cravings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59795992 Dealing with Hunger and Food Cravings <BR> <BR> There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. How you think about food and respond to hunger, eating cues, and cravings also affect your diet and overall health. <BR> <BR> As babies, we ate intuitively: We fussed when we were hungry and stopped eating when we were full. As we grew older, the world around us began influencing what, when and how much we chose to eat. After years of advertising, imposed meal tim... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:49:27 EST 9 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59785547 9 Ways to Get 10,000 Steps a Day <BR> Big Ways to Boost Your Daily Activity <BR> 2.3K <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> Walking Workouts with Intervals <BR> <BR> How to Walk with Proper Form and Technique <BR> <BR> How to Choose and Use a Pedometer <BR> <BR> Everyday Ways to Boost Your Calorie Burn <BR> <BR> 14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks <BR> <BR> Fitness and Exercise (forum) <BR> <BR> Step Up Your Results with t... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:47:43 EST Active members? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59783205 Was wondering recently just how many people out of this three hundred and something actively post or log into this group daily or even weekly. Do some initially log in to post to a specific thread and then stop? Just curious. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:33:58 EST Hardest time of day for food urges? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59770047 It seems like I have a heck of a time before dinner andvthen the next few hours after. I try to stay busy. What is your toughest time of day with food? Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:35:48 EST Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x59759160 Over 100 Super Foods for a Super You <BR> Include These Foods for Maximum Body Benefits <BR> <BR> <BR> By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> Here come the SUPER FOODS! <BR> <BR> These foods benefit your body in so many ways. They power your brain, and correctly and efficiently fuel your body. Super foods fight infection, enhance your immune system, and protect against diseases such as osteoporosis, heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, and respiratory infections... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:32:59 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x59639985 Hi! <BR> My name is Rita, I'm 66 and retired in February of this year after 40 years at the same job. <BR> I live in a small town in Indiana, love to read and cross stitch. I also have 2 cats to keep me entertained. I really want to lose weight and get healthy at this time of my life as I have 2 grandchildren I want to see grow up and have families of their own. I love the name of this time ~Still Rockin It~. As a child of the 60's I still love rock & roll music! I think that is what keeps... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 11:09:03 EST Nov......Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59627767 10 Sat, 1 Nov 2014 08:39:37 EST November: Daily Hi & Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59626085 <em>213</em> Welcome November! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:06:43 EST OCTOBER: Daily Hi's and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59317938 <em>524</em> October! Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:56 EST October. ...Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59299340 On the start page of Spark People, you will notice on the right hand side a section that says SPARKPOINTS TODAY. It will have a red flag in this section.. Click on that and it will show you all the teams you belong to (they will have a red flag beside them) <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. <BR> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:10:26 EST September: Daily Bonus Points for our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59014474 1 Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:52:28 EST September: Daily Hi's and Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x59007933 <em>524</em> September! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:33:15 EST 7 Good Reasons to Smile.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58988921 7 Good Reasons to Smile <BR> When You Smile, the World Smiles Back <BR> <BR> By Jennipher Walters, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> Smiling happens without much thought. When you watch a friend do something silly or embarrassing, you smirk. When a police officer lets you off without a ticket, you grin. And when you are recognized for your top performance in academics or at work, you beam. Smiling is a very natural response that shares our happiness with others. <BR> <BR> But did you... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:47:27 EST Are You Cheating Yourself by Choosing the Treadmil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58980342 Are You Cheating Yourself by Choosing the Treadmill? <BR> What's Better: the Treadmill or the Open Road? <BR> <BR> <BR> By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> When it comes to running (and walking), you have two types of people: those who adore the outdoors and those who would rather have their try at the treadmill. I've heard countless reasons from each type of runner on exactly why they choose to run indoors or out, but for the newbie runner,... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:04:10 EST A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58962135 A Little Imagination Can Boost Your Motivation <BR> Building a Better Body Image <BR> <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> “I really want to lose weight. I hate the way I look and feel, and I know things will be much better when I get the weight off. But I just can’t stay motivated to do it. I think there must be something wrong with me.” <BR> <BR> If this sounds like something you say to yourself, I’ve got good news for you. There probably isn't anything... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:28:28 EST A Healthy Diet for Dealing With Depression.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58952371 A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression <BR> The Link Between Food & Your Mood <BR> <BR> <BR> By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> SparkTeam: Dealing with Depression <BR> Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain dietary changes can help you get well when com... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:12:30 EST Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58942330 7 Simple Ways to Reclaim an Hour a Day <BR> Finding Your 25th Hour <BR> <BR> <BR> By Ellen Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> ''If only I had more time I would be in such good shape.'' <BR> ''There are never enough hours in the day to get everything done.'' <BR> ''Who has time to prepare a healthy home cooked meal?'' <BR> <BR> Any of these comments sound familiar? Have you said or felt these sentiments? Probably so. <BR> <BR> It seems our world keeps spinning faster and ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:31:28 EST Finding the Courage to Win.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58932486 After 14 years, Wei was released - and was arrested again after six months. The beatings continued. Almost all of his teeth fell out. He had high blood pressure, heart problems and arthritis, but was not allowed medication. He went on a hunger strike for a heater. Still he did not give up. <BR> <BR> Finally, in 1997, China sent Wei to the United States. However, his release was not freedom, but exile from the country he loved in return for economic concessions. Still he does not give up. To ... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:13:38 EST Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58927008 Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? <BR> A Look at Self-Destructive Thoughts <BR> 902 <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> Going Through the Emotions <BR> <BR> Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation <BR> <BR> Surround Yourself with the Positive <BR> <BR> Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake <BR> <BR> 5 Things You Can Learn from Your Mistakes <BR> <BR> 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward <BR> <BR> How to Deal with Setbacks <BR> <BR> Staying Motivated ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:43:33 EST Fitting Healthy Habits into Your Hectic Life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58916259 Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life <BR> <BR> <BR> By Life Coach Mary Guarino, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for healthy habits, you’ll find yourself with extra reserves of energy that will lower your stress and help you get through life’s challen... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:52:33 EST Ask the Right Questions, Find the Right Answers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58904488 A Solution-Focused Approach to Weight Loss <BR> Ask the Right Questions, Find the Right Answers <BR> <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> Do you resolve to cut calories even more, try harder to resist temptations, or log extra treadmill time? These ideas could work—if you’ve been doing less than what you know you need to do to lose weight in the first place. <BR> <BR> But chances are that these ideas don't fix the real problem. If you already have a hard t... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:48:00 EST There;s a New Super Food In Town! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58894510 Nutrition 101: There's a New Super Food in Town! <BR> <BR> By: Tanya Jolliffe, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> <BR> <BR> Move over green tea and red wine, there is a new antioxidant-rich super food that's becoming more and more popular. The pomegranate used to be nothing more than a seasonal novelty--even though it is a fruit that has been around for centuries, as referenced in Persephone, Homer's Odyssey and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Over the last few years, however, there have been more... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:40:20 EST 9 Little Tricks that Make Working Out A lot Easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58891407 9 Little Tricks that Make Working Out A Lot Easier <BR> 236 <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By: Nicole Nichols, SparkPeople Blogger <BR> 9/7/2011 10:00 AM : 81 comments : 47,817 Views <BR> See More: fitness, excuse busters, habits of fit people, motivation, <BR> <BR> I am not a morning person, but a few times a week, I make myself a morning exerciser. It's the only way I'm guaranteed to fit in my runs. A couple weeks ago, I was too darn tired to wake up early to run, so I decided I'd do it duri... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:48:50 EST Write Your Vision Statement for Weight Loss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58874059 Write Your Vision Statement for Weight Loss <BR> Find Out Why You've Set Your Goals <BR> <BR> <BR> By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> If you’re like most people, you probably want to lose weight because in your mind that will make it easier for you to live the kind of life you want to live. <BR> <BR> What this means in concrete terms will be different for everyone. It may involve solving or preventing medical problems; living to see children and grandchildren gro... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:28:13 EST Tips to Stay Full Longer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58866106 Tips to Stay Full Longer <BR> Beat Hunger and Boost Satisfaction <BR> 6.3K <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> 12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day <BR> <BR> Delicious Ways to Boost Fiber Intake <BR> <BR> Overcoming Overeating <BR> <BR> Dealing with Hunger and Food Cravings <BR> <BR> Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full <BR> <BR> 10 Perfect Protein Powder Recipes <BR> <BR> Diet and Nutrition (forum) <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:49:20 EST Whole Grains are the Whole Package.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58836822 Whole Grains are the Whole Package <BR> These Natural Grains Pack a Nutritional Punch <BR> 790 <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> The Truth About Carbohydrates <BR> <BR> The Unbounded Power of Whole Grains <BR> <BR> Baffled by Bread? How to Choose the Best Loaf <BR> <BR> Easy Ways to Cook Whole Grains <BR> <BR> 7 Whole-Grain Pastas You've Never Tried <BR> <BR> No More Boring Oatmeal! <BR> <BR> Diet and Nutrition ... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:47:36 EST Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58832173 Over 110 Cardio Workout Ideas <BR> Limitless Options for Aerobic Exercise <BR> 5.7K <BR> SHARES <BR> <BR> By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer & Fitness Instructor <BR> Related Content <BR> <BR> Use Aerobic Exercise as a Building Block <BR> <BR> Are You in a Cardio Rut? Break Free! <BR> <BR> Hate to Exercise? Try These Ideas! <BR> <BR> VIDEO: 8-Minute Athletic Intervals Workout <BR> <BR> The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym <BR> <BR> The Rainy Day W... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:51:10 EST Hitting That Big Old Wall.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58818017 Hitting That Big Old Wall <BR> How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Stopping <BR> <BR> By Julie Isphording, Olympic Marathoner <BR> <BR> <BR> Just about everyone has heard of the "Wall," as in "hitting the wall." And lots of us - in running and in life - have run straight into it. Head on. <BR> <BR> A wall is the point in a race (or in life) where you're used up. You're officially done. You feel as if you are draining away into a little puddle on the ground. Your legs don't respond to... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:26:44 EST 15 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Healthy Groceries... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58807318 15 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Healthy Groceries <BR> Beyond Clipping Coupons: Real-World Strategies that Work <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever experienced a feeling of sticker shock when the grocery store cashier announced your total? Do you wonder how such a large percentage of your paycheck fits into a few measly bags? Groceries are expensive, especially these days, when many of us are struggling to make ends meet and food prices continue to ris... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:10:30 EST An Exercise in Self-Esteem http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58797487 An Exercise in Self-Esteem <BR> Exercise Your Way to Feeling Better About Yourself <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here’s something you may not know: this "necessary evil" approach to exercise may actually be prev... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:43:12 EST Translating Those Trans Fats... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58788475 Translating Those Trans Fats <BR> Understanding and Avoiding these Unhealthy Fats <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian and Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do bread, crackers, cereal, macaroni & cheese, frozen pizza, donuts, and cookies have in common? Besides being at the top of the list of many people’s favorite foods, they are all possible sources of trans fats. Trans fats are oils that have been chemically-altered (through a process called hydr... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 09:15:42 EST Wake Up Naturally to a More Energized Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58781604 Wake Up Naturally to a More Energized Day <BR> Small Changes, Real BIG Energy <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> 7:00 a.m.: An infuriating alarm jolts you awake. <BR> 7:30 a.m.: After three snooze delays you finally turn it off and force yourself to jump out of bed. <BR> 8:15 a.m.: Two cups of coffee later, you're stuck in maddening morning traffic. <BR> 2:30 p.m.: You practically fall asleep at your desk. <BR> <BR> "I got eight hours of sleep last night," y... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:43:37 EST Good Things Come to Those Who Believe.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58769796 Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success <BR> Good Things Come to Those Who Believe <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health and Motivation Writer <BR> <BR> Most people are naturally motivated—even excited—when they begin a new exercise routine or adopt a healthier diet. You’ve got your goals set, a plan to reach them, and nothing can get in your way! <BR> <BR> But as time goes by, the novelty wears off and your optimistic attitude can give way to feelings of doubt and dissatisfaction. Or even wors... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:50:28 EST Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58759597 Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up <BR> Are Your Weight-Loss Expectations Realistic? <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fact, chronic stress tends to make you into your own worst enemy, impairing your judgment, making you... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:28:23 EST Turning "Someday" into Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58750656 Turning ''Someday'' into Today <BR> Weighing Some Tough Options <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s time for some cold, hard facts: <BR> You’re not going to be able to read every book that you want <BR> You’ll never have time to watch all of your favorite shows <BR> The house will never be clean enough <BR> There will always be another errand to run <BR> The grass will continue to grow <BR> Everything you buy will need to be dusted, repaired, maintained o... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 11:24:27 EST Building a Weight-Loss Wardrobe on a Budget.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58737981 Building a Weight-Loss Wardrobe on a Budget <BR> 6 Tips for Finding Clothes When You're on Your Way to Your Goal Weight <BR> -- By Caitlin Boyle, SparkSavings Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you ever stared at your closet full of clothes and thought, “I have nothing to wear,” imagine how Amanda McQueen, a 28-year-old from Alabama, felt during her weight loss journey. “I’ve lost 115 pounds in total. I started at 260 pounds and a size 22, and now I’m at 145 pounds and a size 8,” she sa... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:39:21 EST 4 Signs It's Time to Step Off the Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58727668 4 Signs It's Time to Step Off the Scale <BR> Does Weight Weigh Heavily on Your Mind? <BR> -- By Jason Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It cannot talk yet it speaks to you. Some days it makes you giddy with delight. Other days it puts you into a deep depression. It judges you on a superficial level. The thought of it is enough to worry even the most optimistic person. What am I talking about? The notorious bathroom scale. <BR> <BR> What is with this obsession we... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:00:26 EST 14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58718296 14 Ways to Add Variety to Your Walks <BR> Bored with Walking? Try These Ideas! <BR> -- By Jen Mueller & Nicole Nichols, Fitness Experts <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> While a walking program can be exciting and challenging at first, you don’t want to fall into a rut by doing the same thing month after month. Here are some ways to add variety to your workouts, whether outdoors or inside on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> Add an Incline <BR> Even adding a moderate hill can significantly boost your energ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 08:49:02 EST Vote With Your Fork.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58709216 Vote with Your Fork <BR> Create Change, One Bite at a Time <BR> -- By Liza Barnes & Nicole Nichols, Health Educators <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One-quarter of Americans are obese. Sixty percent live a sedentary lifestyle. And this generation of kids is the first generation since 1900 that may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. The health of America, the world’s richest nation, is failing. And what we eat (or don't eat) could be to blame. A bag of Cheetos is cheaper than a bag o... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:50:31 EST Aug.....Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58708874 10 Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:18:11 EST August:Daily Hi and Post for Goodie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58705890 <em>524</em> August! Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:04:48 EST Look Great at Any Weight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58692473 Look Great at Any Weight <BR> <BR> Forget the Skinny Jeans <BR> <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Beauty Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> My closet used to be divided into three sections: clothes that fit when I was 20 pounds heavier; clothes that fit when I was thin but miserable (from my “never-eat-anything-fun” phase); and clothes I could wear at that moment. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, the clothes that actually fit me were the fewest in number. I was tired of either squeezing into clothes ... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:48:25 EST 5 Healthy Habits That Can Cause Headaches... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58678933 5 Healthy Habits That Can Cause Headaches <BR> These Good-for-You Habits Might Be a Pain in the Head <BR> -- By Robin Donovan, Health Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest habits could be to blame for that recent headache, too. Here are five good-for-you habits ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:52:03 EST How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58666421 How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed <BR> Get Your Friends, Family and Fellow SparkPeople on Board <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You wake up to your husband preparing a platter of fruit and a slice of whole wheat toast for breakfast. Your wife always has a healthy dinner—lean protein and fresh veggies—ready at 6 o’clock. Your co-workers have teamed up to start a healthy lunch club. You have countless friends ready to work out at a moment’s notice. A pers... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:04:43 EST Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58658134 Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement <BR> Spend More Time in the Kitchen and at the Table <BR> -- By Bryn Mooth, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We eat in our cars, at our desks, on the go, in front of the TV. We eat drive-thru, take-out, delivered, packaged and prepared meals. Why? Because it fits our not-enough-time-in-the-day lifestyles. Our food matches our lives. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm certainly not the first one to think it—or say it—but we all need to slow ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:00:40 EST What's the Weather Like in Your Neck of the Woods. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x58649597 <em>67</em> <em>244</em> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:24:21 EST Seeing is Achieving.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58649057 Seeing is Achieving <BR> Picture Weight Loss Success With Visual Cues <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Visual images hold amazing power. We can all still “see” the Challenger disaster, the flag rising over Iwo Jima, even our own high school yearbook pictures. The images are still with us today. And so are the emotions that go with them. <BR> <BR> You can use this power to your advantage to help you lose weight. If you surround yourself with visual cues, you hav... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:50:28 EST Weight Loss Can be a Team Effort..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58638129 Weight Loss can be a Team Effort <BR> Build Your Own Support System <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. <BR> <BR> So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness. <BR> <BR> I was just about to congratulate myself when I realized I should have been grateful. I should have been tha... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:51:00 EST Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58630648 Fitting Healthy Habits Into Your Hectic Life <BR> 13 Tips to Get More Nutrition and Fitness into Your Day <BR> -- By Life Coach Mary Guarino, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for healthy habits, you’ll find yourself with extra reserves of energy that will lo... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:03:25 EST Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58619573 Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories <BR> Easy-on-the-Joints Workouts That Really Deliver! <BR> -- By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean—and can it really help you burn enough calories to lose weight and get in shape? <BR> <BR> For an ex... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:54:47 EST 1000 Actions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58609311 Let's see if we can count up to 1000 actions. Each day post an action that you can do. You might have one action a day or more. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> <BR> 1. Did the laundry today. <BR> 2. Worked in the garden <BR> 3. Ate a healthy lunch. <BR> 4. Went for a walk outside. <BR> <BR> See how easy it is to add up those numbers. Each person will have their own 1000 day action plan. Who will join me on this challenge? Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:27:07 EST Goals that Help, Goals that Hurt... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58608983 Goals that Help, Goals that Hurt <BR> Remember to Think Positive <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Whether you’re brand new to SparkPeople, or a seasoned veteran, you have no doubt noticed that we put a lot of emphasis on setting goals. From the small first steps you take during the "Fast Break" phase, to the long-range visions that shape the new lifestyle you are trying to create, we know that the people who succeed at permanent weight loss are the... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:58:56 EST Junk Food...Does it Have A Place In Our Diet... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58598215 Does Junk Food Have A Place in a Healthy Diet?? <BR> -- By The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) <BR> <BR> <BR> Studies of American eating habits reveal that almost a quarter of the calories we consume come from nutrient-poor selections – better known as "junk food." If one-fourth of what we eat is junk food, a plan for weight reduction should emphasize eating differently, not just eating less as many nutrition experts advise for weight loss. And if you have a healthy weight, y... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:06:12 EST Dealing with Boredom in Your Diet.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58579269 Dealing with Boredom in Your Diet <BR> Everything Needs a Little Shake-Up <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You start a new diet. You see some fantastic results pretty quickly. The struggle, of course, is then maintaining this weight loss. Changing eating patterns for a short period is different than sustaining them. This is the area people seem to have the most problems with. Once frustration and boredom sets in, once dieters have reached that plateau, it becomes... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:15:43 EST 11 Dairy-Free Calcium Sources... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58569908 11 Dairy-Free Calcium Sources <BR> No Dairy? No Problem! <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, and as soon as I stopped eating dairy, my symptoms disappeared. They said I might outgrow my allergy someday, but for the time... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:13:18 EST Good Grief.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58559572 Good Grief <BR> Turn Bad Times into Good Opportunities <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The pain and emotional turmoil that comes with the loss of someone or something important to us makes grieving one of the most difficult—and important—things any human experiences in life. And not just for the obvious reasons. <BR> <BR> Yes, learning how to cope with significant loss and the feelings it generates is crucial to getting through the difficult ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:10:03 EST Be Your Own Cheerleader.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58549886 Be Your Own Cheerleader <BR> 12 Ways to Build a Support System--and Be Your Own! <BR> -- By Erin Whitehead, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> It can be tough to stay motivated when it comes to weight-loss and fitness goals. Why else do so many people make the same New Year's resolutions year after year? If motivation flits in and out of your life, don't worry—there are ways to make it a constant companion rather than a fickle friend. <BR> <BR> One of those ways is to hav... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:15:17 EST The Art of Eating Naked... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58529560 The Art of Eating Naked <BR> Going Au Naturel with Your Food <BR> -- By John McGran, Food Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on. <BR> <BR> I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we’ve come to think of as “must-haves” for bringing out the flavor of our foods: salt, sugar, creamer, ketchup, mayo, mustard, dres... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:21:03 EST Baffled by Bread? How to Choose the Best Loaf.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58520311 Baffled by Bread? How to Choose the Best Loaf <BR> Plus Our Top Picks for Whole Wheat Breads <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> Have you walked through the bread aisle lately? What used to be a few shelves of loaves is now a full-length aisle of cellophane-wrapped confusion. It used to be simple to bring home a loaf. Now it requires concentration, patience and reading glasses! With catch phrases like “cracked,” “stone-ground,” “fiber” and “whole grain,” even ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:47:52 EST A Story of Priorities and a Jar http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58520124 A Story of Priorities and a Jar <BR> Tips for Squeezing More into Your Life <BR> -- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The following story is one that’s been circulating for awhile. I believe it holds a very important message regarding appropriately setting priorities in our lives. <BR> <BR> A professor of philosophy stood before his class with some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:24:08 EST Buying Organic Food on a Budget... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58510067 Buying Organic Food on a Budget <BR> How to Go Organic without Going Broke <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Step into any supermarket these days and you’re sure to find a wide variety of organic foods on the shelves. From produce, milk and meat to breakfast cereals and snack foods, consumers have their pick of certified organic products—a far cry from the time when you could only find organic items in natural foods stores. The demand for organic foo... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:56:53 EST 5 Mind Games You Need to Stop Playing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58498930 5 Mind Games You Need to Stop Playing <BR> These Common Tricks Never Motivate--Find Out Why <BR> -- By Megan Coatley, Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivational tips and tricks to sift through, why are we so often losing our motivation rather than ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:45:44 EST Get a Handle on Emotional Eating... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58482741 Get a Handle on Emotional Eating <BR> The Secret Sabotage of Your Program <BR> -- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ever been angry or upset one minute and then on your couch eating the next, unable to remember why you started eating or how long you had spent munching? If so, then you have entered the world of emotional eating. It’s something than can happen to anyone, and one of the most common dieting obstacles out there. <BR> <BR> Emotional eating at its best passe... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 19:18:48 EST Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58454286 Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation <BR> Understanding Motivation <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you often find yourself wondering where your motivation went? Do you suddenly revert back to your “old ways” without really understanding why? <BR> <BR> If this sounds familiar, you may have some basic misconceptions about motivation: what it is, where it comes from, and what you can do to hang on to it. Well get ready to understand all thos... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:35:59 EST Top 10 Strategies for Success... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58444398 Top 10 Strategies for Success <BR> Use These Ideas to Meet Your Goals <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. <BR> <BR> 1. Start Small <BR> Quite possibly the biggest mistake people make is pushing the accelerator too soon. You can’t lose 20 pounds in a week. But you can lose one. Taking small bites and chewing slowly have as much to do with goal achievement as they do with your mom’s dinner table scolding. <BR> <BR> 2. Get It ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:44:52 EST Vacations: The Perfect Reward? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58434983 Vacations: The Perfect Reward? <BR> Planning a Quick Trip Can Hold the Answers <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> You’ve tried every reward you can think of to keep yourself motivated. You’ve coaxed yourself with new clothes, rewarded yourself with nights out or days off, even promised yourself a new CD if you would (please, please, please) just get up this once, lace on those shoes and go jogging this morning in the rain. <BR> <BR> Hopefully, the rewards are wor... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:20:53 EST Finding Meaning in a Job Well Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58426050 Find Meaning in a Job Well Done <BR> How to Make All Your Work Rewarding & Satisfying <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For most of us, work is a fact of life. Whether your paycheck helps care for a family, a home, tuition, or simply what you need to stay alive, we spend a large percentage of our waking hours doing some kind of work. <BR> <BR> According to recent research, most of us also have conflicting feelings about our work. Over 84 percen... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 09:14:24 EST The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58419179 The Importance of Setting Medium-Term Goals <BR> A Reward System to Reach Your Dreams! <BR> -- By Joe Downie, Certified Physical Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So often we daydream and think of some far-off goal that we would like to achieve. "I want to play the guitar in a band," "I want to run a marathon", "I want to be better at my job," etc. It's not difficult at that point to break it down into short-term goals… practice some chords in the evening, run on the weekends, or a... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 14:20:21 EST 10 Strategies for Long-Term Weight Loss Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58404310 10 Best Strategies for Long-Term Weight Loss Success <BR> What Really Works to Keep the Weight Off Forever <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> So, you don't just want to lose weight, you want to lose the extra weight forever. Ta-ta. Sayonara. Good riddance. While losing weight does take focus and dedication, it's important to remember that losing weight isn't really a start-and-end process. Sure, you have a weight-loss go... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 08:47:36 EST JULY: Say Hi & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58393760 <em>213</em> Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:05:47 EST July...How Many Minutes Will You Pledge ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x58391740 FOR THOSE THAT ARE NEW TO THIS CHALLENGE ...THIS IS HOW IT WORKS!!!! <BR> <BR> YOU DECIDE HOW MANY MINUTES A DAY YOU WILL COMMIT TO EXERCISE AND MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY HOW MANY DAYS ARE IN THE MONTH OF JULY. REMEMBER ANY TYPE OF EXERCISE IS GREAT....TENNIS, GARDENING, GOLFING, SWIMMING etc. <BR> <BR> LET'S SAY YOU WILL MAKE A PLEDGE TO DO 30 MINS. A DAY YOU THEN MULTIPLY THAT NUMBER BY 31 (DAYS IN JULY ) YOU WOULD THEN PLEDGE 930 MINUTES. <BR> <BR> LET'S SEE IF WE CAN MEET OR BEAT OUR ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:44:39 EST July....Eat A Rainbow Challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x58391722 We all know the importance of eating fruit & vegetables, but how many of us actually get our 5 a day. With this challenge we will be able to eat a variety of fruits & veggies and maybe try something we haven't tried before. <BR> <BR> Rules:- <BR> *Eat as many fruits & veggies as you like. <BR> *If you only eat the inside of a piece of fruit or veg, you don't count the colour of the skin or peel. For example-if you pick a red apple, but peel it before you eat it you count the white of the ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:35:17 EST Put the "I" Back in Your Vocabulary... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58391617 Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary <BR> Increase Your Chances for Weight-Loss Success <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Would you believe me if I told you that knowing the answer to one simple question could improve your chances for weight loss success by up to 100%? Well, it’s true. Here’s the question: <BR> <BR> Which of the following is the single most important factor in long-term weight loss success? <BR> <BR> A. Calorie Counting <BR... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 02:49:20 EST A Blueprint for Goal Achievement... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58381872 A Blueprint for Goal Achievement <BR> Strategies to Reach Any Goal <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It was just a coffee table. A resting place for coffee cups and gatherer of used magazines. Normally, it would have no meaning for me. But because I invented this table and scraped my knuckles raw for it…I was a proud papa. <BR> <BR> This Christmas gift to my wife was more than a hobbyist’s diversion. It taught me how to succeed at anything in life. I’m now confi... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:04:14 EST July....Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58381677 This topic will open on Tuesday, July 1st. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:45:21 EST 7 Times the Scale is Lying to You.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58371395 7 Times the Scale is Lying to You <BR> Knowing When to Ignore the Scale <BR> -- By Erin Whitehead, Health and Fitness Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The scale can be a valuable tool in any weight-loss journey. It can tell you where you started and help you track your progress. It's the tool people use most as a measure of success--or failure. <BR> <BR> As useful as the scale can be, don't forget that it's just one tool you can use, not the only tool. It's entirely possible for those numbe... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:33:50 EST Did Your Favorites Make the Cut? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58362216 Did Your Favorites Make the Cut? <BR> -- By Leanne Beattie, Health Writer, and Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Summer is almost here, and that means outdoor parties and cookouts with friends and family. If you’re trying to eat healthier, it can seem hard to find good choices at the picnic table. But you don’t have to hide out until September just to resist temptation. Whether you're a host or a guest, you can enjoy the best of barbecue season without padding your waist... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 08:59:33 EST Hitting That Big Old Wall..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58352054 Hitting That Big Old Wall <BR> How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Stopping <BR> -- By Julie Isphording, Olympic Marathoner <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> Just about everyone has heard of the "Wall," as in "hitting the wall." And lots of us - in running and in life - have run straight into it. Head on. <BR> <BR> A wall is the point in a race (or in life) where you're used up. You're officially done. You feel as if you are draining away into a little puddle on the ground. Your legs don't respo... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:37:55 EST 8 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn't Working... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58341612 8 Reasons Why Your Workout Isn't Working <BR> Sneaky Reasons Why You're Not Getting Results <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We all know how fantastic working out is for your health. But what happens when your workouts aren't delivering the results you want? Or you're not getting the results you think you should be getting? While any kind of physical activity is good, some workout plans are better than others and—as you ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:55:25 EST The Right Salad May Help You Eat Less... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58332335 The Right Salad May Help You Eat Less <BR> Nutrition News Flash <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. <BR> <BR> A recent study had 42 women eating lunch that consisted of a first course salad and a pasta entrée. The salads they ate varied in both the calorie content and the portion size, but all contained lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, celery, cucumber, and Parmesan cheese. The amount and type of cheese and salad d... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:02:03 EST 9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58320637 9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less <BR> Cut Calories, Not Satisfaction <BR> -- By Sarah Haan, Registered Dietitian and Nicole Nichols, Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just eating less." Why? Because what and how much we eat is influenced by so many factors—the environmen... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:12:13 EST 15 Natural Mood Lifters... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58308138 15 Natural Mood Lifters <BR> Quick and Easy Ways to Lift Your Spirit <BR> -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> One morning I awoke and decided it was the perfect day to mix myself a "happiness cocktail." After indulging in my happy hour, I felt more than ready to take on the day! Just in case you’re wondering why a wellness coach is reaching for a cocktail at the crack of dawn, let me explain. <BR> <BR> While getting dressed, I thought about the many n... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:29:42 EST Worst Reasons to Work Out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58298604 The Worst Reasons to Work Out <BR> Stay Motivated by Exercising for the Right Reasons <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We all have our own reasons for working out. And while all reasons have merit (and there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good about the reflection you see in the mirror), some reasons for hitting the gym are definitely better and more motivating than others. <BR> <BR> In fact, the goals you set a... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:54:28 EST Step Out of Your Workout Rut.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58288474 Step Out of Your Workout Rut <BR> Which Culprit is to Blame for your Fading Energy? <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> It sneaks in slowly. You might not notice it at first, but pretty soon, its presence is undeniable. It’s all around, and it’s affecting your actions. Your workouts are going nowhere. Sooner or later, this happens to everyone. <BR> <BR> When you’re stuck in a rut and no longer seeing progress, it’s important to figure out how to get out of the slump and... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:51:54 EST Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58278892 Why Do We Beat Ourselves Up? <BR> A Look at Self-Destructive Thoughts <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. <BR> <BR> If we had friends that treated us the way that many of us treat ourselves, they wouldn’t be our friends for very long. Imagine a friend who calls up just to complain–about you. Or an alleged buddy who quickly says “I told you so” when you screw up. Or someone who encourages you to give up instead of encouraging yo... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:31:18 EST Small Bits of Fitness Add Up.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58266843 Small Bits of Fitness Add Up <BR> Exercise Comes in All Shapes and Sizes <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, SparkPeople Contributor <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Where did the day go?" <BR> <BR> Is this a common question in your life? Many of us jam-pack so much stuff into our daily routines, seemingly there’s no time to relax for just one minute, let alone exercise. Lack of time is one of the most common excuses for not having a decent fitness regimen. But do you realize that in the time it might take you ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:30:28 EST Moderation in All Things.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58256651 Moderation in All Things <BR> How to Avoid the Diet Blues <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What comes to mind for you when you hear the word diet? If you’re like most people, you probably imagine eating carrot sticks, going to bed hungry, and giving up your favorite foods—and that's why so many diets fail. Most people just can’t tolerate those kinds of restrictions for very long. <BR> <BR> The more you try to eliminate your favorite foods, the... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:52:58 EST Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58245425 Talk Yourself into Reaching Your Goals <BR> How Self-Talk Can Help (or Hinder) Your Progress <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We all know that getting support and encouragement is crucial to losing weight and becoming healthier. That’s why the Message Boards, SparkPages, SparkMail, and SparkTeams are such important components of the SparkPeople program. <BR> <BR> But getting support from others is only one part of the formula for success. Equa... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:07:35 EST Finding Inspiration in Your Biggest Temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58234371 Finding Inspiration In Your Biggest Temptations <BR> Change the Way You Look at Obstacles on Your Journey <BR> -- By Stepfanie Romine, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Getting motivated--and staying motivated--can be difficult, and when temptations abound, it seems like the world is conspiring to keep you indoors, on the couch and stuck in your unhealthy life. <BR> <BR> Instead of viewing temptations as roadblocks, think of them as motivators--the devil on your shoulder, if you will. ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:40:40 EST Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58223858 Important Safety Tips for Outdoor Runners and Walkers <BR> Put Your Safety First with These 6 Strategies <BR> -- By Nancy Howard, Certified Running Coach <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> Two weeks ago while I was out for a five-mile run on a busy street in my neighborhood, I saw another runner coming at me. While I was running facing the oncoming traffic, she was running with the flow of traffic. I always run against the flow of traffic because I want to see the driver just in case he or she does ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:25:56 EST The Wild Card of Weight Loss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58214007 Water is a Secret Ingredient <BR> Water: The Wild Card of Weight Loss <BR> -- By Zach Van Hart, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is water important? Well let’s see, other than making up 50%-60% of our bodies, regulating body temperature, helping our breathing, transporting nutrients, carrying away waste and helping our muscles function, water is pretty much useless. Oh, and you need water or, after three days without it, you’ll die. <BR> <BR> So in other words, water is pretty darn es... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:59:35 EST Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58203552 Do's and Don'ts of Goal Setting <BR> Key Pieces to the Puzzle <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Goal achievement, especially when it comes to health and fitness, can be a mystery. Most of us have no trouble with Step 1 (Setting the Goal). Setting a goal is the easy part, it's those other steps that can be a puzzle. But you CAN turn achieving your goals into a science with the right strategies. Here are a few of our favorites: <BR> <BR> DO create a plan. DON’T wa... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:25:57 EST Strategies to Prevent Relapse After Reaching Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58192695 3 Strategies to Prevent Relapse After Reaching Your Goal Weight <BR> Winning the Mental Game <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> When it comes right down to it, the “secret” to keeping the weight you’ve lost off is really very simple: Don’t stop doing the things that helped you take it off in the first place. <BR> <BR> Obviously, you’ll need to make some small changes in your eating and exercise so that you’re achieving energy balance (to maintain weight)... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:13:15 EST The 10% Solution ...great read. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58180789 The 10% Solution <BR> You May Not Need to Lose as Much as You Thought <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you a weight loss failure? <BR> <BR> Before you answer that question, let’s talk about what failure means. <BR> <BR> A recent study found that, in the nonsensical weight loss world, most failure has more to do with failing to meet faulty expectations than with failing to lose weight. This may not seem like a big difference, but in reality, it’s HUGE. <BR> <B... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:27:49 EST Alcohol and Weight Loss... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58171360 Alcohol and Weight Loss <BR> Can You Have Both? <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> . <BR> <BR> Alcohol and weight loss are enemies, but an occasional drink can have a place in a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many experts note the potential health benefits of consuming a single drink per day, including a reduced risk for high blood pressure If, however, you are exceeding one drink daily, you might be sabotaging your weight loss plans. <BR> <BR> Alcohol is metabolized differen... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:38:31 EST How to Maintain Your Workout Motivation All Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58148197 How to Maintain Your Workout Motivation All Year Long <BR> 12 Tips to Keep Moving Today, Tomorrow--and Beyond! <BR> -- By Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> <BR> When you first start a new fitness routine, you are energized and your motivation levels are at an all-time high. But over time, that motivation begins to wane and what used to seem easy to do (popping in that workout DVD, heading out for a walk or getting to the gym) is now like pulli... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:45:19 EST Surround Yourself with the Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58138334 Surround Yourself with the Positive <BR> Picture Yourself in a Positive Light <BR> -- By Mike Kramer, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you put yourself in a positive frame of mind, you can accomplish anything. If you can clearly see your goal, see that it’s within your grasp, there’s nothing stopping you. That’s why surrounding yourself with positive images and visual reminders can be just what the doctor ordered. <BR> <BR> You may already have an inner voice telling you that you c... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 09:06:11 EST The Importance of Systems in Achieving Goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58127709 The Importance of Systems in Achieving Goals <BR> Being Overwhelmed is So Over <BR> -- By Joe Downie, Certified Physical Fitness Instructor <BR> <BR> Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. <BR> <BR> Setting and achieving goals can be very overwhelming if systems aren’t put in place. A system can take many different forms. It can be a simple post-it reminder or it can be a routine that you follow on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> Once you start setting goals, it’s tough not to wan... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:24:41 EST June Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58089918 2 Mon, 2 Jun 2014 22:55:36 EST JUNE--daily Hi's and Post For Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58066284 <em>524</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 23:43:08 EST Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58047553 Arm Yourself Against Exercise Excuses <BR> Winning the Fight Against Yourself <BR> -- By Jason Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <BR> I got into a fight this morning. It was not a “discussion." It was not a “disagreement.” It was a full blown fight. No, it wasn’t with my wife or kids or even the other drivers on the highway. The fight started before work and even before anyone else in the house was awake. The person I had a fight with was myself. <BR> <BR> You see, if I am... Fri, 30 May 2014 08:06:03 EST 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58036652 25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today <BR> Don't Give Up on Your Goals! <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not long ago, you were energetic and determined to start your healthy lifestyle. Starting with enthusiasm and hope, you watched your food intake diligently, exercised like it was going out of style, and even avoided the temptation that seemed to lurk around every corner. You were confident that you were going to reach your goals once an... Thu, 29 May 2014 09:09:43 EST How to Deal with Setbacks..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58024847 How to Deal with Setbacks <BR> Bounce Back from Life's Hurdles <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We’ve all hit that bump in the road, the setback, the problem. What sets people apart is how they react to that bump. Are you one to spin out of control, in despair? Or do you grab a hold of that wheel and steer yourself straight? Whether it’s a school assignment, a work project, or a volunteer mission, we all encounter things that slow us down. You just have to keep i... Wed, 28 May 2014 08:57:33 EST Still Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x58014693 Awoke late this morning (went to bed at 1am) therefore I did not go walking today but should do some exercise later today. <BR> <BR> Had two lovely days beach walking on an almost deserted beach, it was heavenly lots of pleasant memories of DH and me there. <BR> <BR> .The tide was so low that one could have walked for miles.Helped me to connect with God very effectively too. <BR> Have a blessed day everyone! <BR> Roz Tue, 27 May 2014 12:01:49 EST 50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58012840 50 Non-Food Rewards for Fitness and Weight Loss <BR> Healthy Ways to Celebrate Success! <BR> -- By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your healthy efforts will reinforce your new habits and inspire you to continue your journey. <BR> <BR> There a... Tue, 27 May 2014 09:29:20 EST Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58012733 Defend Yourself Against Diet Saboteurs! <BR> Are Your Friends and Family Making You Fat? <BR> -- By Rebecca Pratt, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> There’s one in every crowd— at the office, in your church group, among your closest friends and family. Sometimes they mean well, sometimes they seem a tad malicious, often they have no idea how they’re sabotaging you. But every time you take a step forward to gain dominion over food, they’re at your elbow-- offering you a brownie, some chip... Tue, 27 May 2014 09:23:06 EST Heart Healthy Benefits of Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x58000641 Heart-Healthy Benefits of Exercise <BR> Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work <BR> -- By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site. <BR> <BR> "Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-heal... Mon, 26 May 2014 08:43:38 EST Pave the Way for Persistence http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x57990481 Pave the Way for Persistence <BR> Be Consistent and Persistant to Reach Your Goals <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> When it comes to permanent weight loss, persistence is where the tire meets the road. There will be many ups and downs along this road, and you'll have to keep yourself going even when things get tough. If you’ve been working the previous eight steps in this plan, you have already done much of the preparation necessary to cultivate... Sun, 25 May 2014 08:50:00 EST Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=24220x31311x57990392 Stop Feeling Guilty about Every Mistake <BR> Don't Let Toxic Guilt Wipe Out Your Willpower <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Does this story sound familiar to you? You’re doing pretty well sticking within your calorie range until that box of candy shows up in the office, or all heck breaks loose and the only way to squeeze in lunch is at the local fast food joint. You give in to the candy or the double cheeseburger with fries and after that, thin... Sun, 25 May 2014 08:43:00 EST WOOHOO...If you Posted on the Team Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x57857061 <em>244</em> Tue, 13 May 2014 09:24:27 EST grandma & grandpa http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x57758666 I can now talk to other grandparents and see how much they have raised or shared with grand children, I have 19 year old that finally I had to quit giving money she is very unforgiving, and we can handle no more . just want feed back from others god bless Sun, 4 May 2014 22:09:32 EST May....Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x57700341 This will start tomorrow. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:59:16 EST MAY: Daily Hi's & Post for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x57690834 <em>524</em> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:28:05 EST April...Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x57302533 On the start page of Spark People, you will notice on the right hand side a section that says SPARKPOINTS TODAY. It will have a red flag in this section.. Click on that and it will show you all the teams you belong to (they will have a red flag beside them) <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. <BR> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:05:59 EST April.....Say Hi To Your Team Mates http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x57299625 <em>213</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:08:31 EST How Many Total Points? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x57224538 314,055 Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:24:39 EST introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x31311x57026622 Hi- my name is Janet <BR> I joined in the middle of November but there has been a lot of drama in my life since December and I just couldn't get motivated to become serious at that time. I am 61 and have worked for the last 40 years. I am still working. My 2 grandchildren ages 15 and 17, and my great-granddaughter age 17 months all moved in with me on December 1st. After having no one living in my house except for my husband for the last 10 years; this has been very overwhelming. Anyways, lif... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:18:27 EST Mar. Challenge....30 mins. fitness for 31 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x56934600 Congratulations to all of you on the Feb. Challenge. You did AWESOME! Let's keep up the good work in Mar. 30 mins. or more if you want to challenge yourself. WE CAN DO THIS! Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:24:18 EST Mar....Come In And Say HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x56932927 <em>524</em> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:36:41 EST Mar......Bonus Points For Our Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x56932885 On the start page of Spark People, you will notice on the right hand side a section that says SPARKPOINTS TODAY. It will have a red flag in this section.. Click on that and it will show you all the teams you belong to (they will have a red flag beside them) <BR> <BR> 1.. Click on the flag. <BR> 2. The Points earned for the team will appear for the day. <BR> 3. Then post the results in here. <BR> <BR> You can choose to post up to 5 different teams you belong to each day. <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:33:05 EST Feb....Hearts and Roses http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10589x31311x56631662 <em>26</em> <em>214</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 15:01:44 EST FEB....GO ODIES.... 30mins for 28 days challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10590x31311x56586327 <em>306</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:50:26 EST FEB....Say Hi for Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x56586214 <em>524</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 07:41:12 EST Feb.....Say For Goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x31311x56574823 <em>524</em> .....This challenge will start on Feb. 1st. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:45:33 EST