SparkPeople Motivational Members Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33227 WELCOME! You are among friends. TOGETHER, we will have fun, celebrating improved health, personal growth and lasting friendships. Let's be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another! SparkPeople Motivational Members Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=33227 November 19 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x72561792 The November Challenge is underway. For new members to the challenge. <BR> Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. <BR> Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> My Goal 500 K <BR> <BR> 1/11 15178 <BR> 2/11 16431 <BR> 3/11 22559 <BR> 4/11 16433 <BR> 5/11 11590 <BR> 6/11 14946 <BR> 7/11 10785 <BR> 8/11 12307 <BR> 9/11 13895 <BR> 10/11 17318 <BR> 11/11 13279 <BR> 12/11 19598 <BR> 13/11 17278 <BR> 14/11 22376 <BR> 15/11 13281 <B... Fri, 1 Nov 2019 12:04:49 EST October 19 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x72364836 The October Challenge is underway. For new members to the challenge. <BR> Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. <BR> Please total your steps by the end of the month Sun, 29 Sep 2019 04:26:13 EST October 19 Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x72348215 The October Challenge is underway. For new members to the challenge. <BR> Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. <BR> Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 500 K <BR> <BR> 1/10 22829 <BR> 2/10 17144 <BR> 3/10 23370 <BR> 4/10 21344 <BR> 5/10 26366 <BR> 6/10 28243 <BR> 7/10 22640 <BR> 8/10 26593 <BR> 9/10 20605 <BR> 10/10 18634 <BR> 11/10 25911 <BR> 12/10 15832 <BR> 13/10 26103 <BR> 14/10 28523 <BR> 15/10 26015 <BR> 16/10 24022 ... Thu, 26 Sep 2019 03:54:53 EST September 19 Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x72201303 The September Challenge is underway. For new members to the challenge. <BR> Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. <BR> Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> Goal 500K <BR> <BR> 1/9 26320 <BR> 2/9 25760 <BR> 3/9 25576 <BR> 4/9 29565 <BR> 5/9 21227 <BR> 6/9 22866 <BR> 7/9 16994 <BR> 8/9 25629 <BR> 9/9 27221 <BR> 10/9 19832 <BR> 11/9 23680 <BR> 12/9 26735 <BR> 13/9 18320 <BR> 14/9 26697 <BR> 15/9 15750 <BR> 16/9 20519 <BR> 17/... Sat, 31 Aug 2019 07:55:50 EST August Challenge 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x72030438 The August Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/8 18624 <BR> 2/8 21169 <BR> 3/8 22819 <BR> 4/8 19758 <BR> 5/8 27223 <BR> 6/8 26448 <BR> 7/8 21376 <BR> 8/8 25208 <BR> 9/8 18141 <BR> 10/8 18318 <BR> 11/8 14258 <BR> 12/8 25613 <BR> 13/8 20099 <BR> 14/8 28340 <BR> 15/6 30512 <BR> 16/8 18103 <BR> 17/8 17851 <BR> 18/8 28378 <BR> 19/8 23230 <BR> 20/8 21721 <BR> 2... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 17:00:20 EST July 19 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x71830002 The July Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/7 23587 <BR> 2/7 20260 <BR> 3/7 16571 <BR> 4/7 22469 <BR> 5/7 14815 <BR> 6/7 16584 <BR> 7/7 19612 <BR> 8/7 26315 <BR> 9/7 19368 <BR> 10/7 27512 <BR> 11/7 20487 <BR> 12/7 20001 <BR> 13/7 19732 <BR> 14/7 18357 <BR> 15/7 16468 <BR> 16/7 26733 <BR> 17/7 19750 <BR> 18/7 29458 <BR> 19/7 22156 <BR> 20/7 20590 <BR> 21/7 28... Sun, 30 Jun 2019 03:24:57 EST June 19 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x71652037 The June Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/6 19226 <BR> 2/6 26161 <BR> 3/6 30952 <BR> 5/6 31810 <BR> 6/6 22292 <BR> 7/6 28162 <BR> 8/6 17289 <BR> 9/6 20693 <BR> 10/6 24798 <BR> 11/6 38222 <BR> 12/6 29157 <BR> 13/6 22794 <BR> 14/6 17726 <BR> 15/6 25639 <BR> 16/6 26399 <BR> 17/6 22667 <BR> 18/6 18435 <BR> 19/6 17772 <BR> 20/6 21783 <BR> 21/6 18897 <BR> 22/6... Fri, 31 May 2019 04:07:27 EST May 19 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x71469949 goal 500K <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/5 24475 <BR> 2/5 29252 <BR> 3/5 26473 <BR> 4/5 21185 <BR> 5/5 28009 <BR> 6/5 18253 <BR> 7/5 25175 <BR> 8/5 26257 <BR> 9/5 22102 <BR> 10/5 18262 <BR> 11/5 23778 <BR> 12/5 22394 <BR> 13/5 25660 <BR> 14/5 27906 <BR> 15/5 22177 <BR> 16/5 15863 <BR> 17/5 16681 <BR> 18/5 18689 <BR> 19/5 21408 <BR> 20/5 25091 <BR> 21/5 23785 <BR> 22/5 21061 <BR> 23/5 23706 <BR> 24/5 22501 <BR> 25/5 23714 <BR> 26/5 26398 <BR> 27/5 28444 <BR> 28/5 25924 <BR> 29/5 35198 <BR> 30/5 23434 <BR>... Wed, 1 May 2019 17:00:07 EST April 19 Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x71268675 The April Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.P lease total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/4 17711 <BR> 2/4 24740 <BR> 3/4 18303 <BR> 4/4 24345 <BR> 5/4 19345 <BR> 6/4 11307 <BR> 7/4 31205 <BR> 8/4 29417 <BR> 9/4 32701 <BR> 10/4 30269 <BR> 11/4 29183 <BR> 12/4 13039 <BR> 13/4 22453 <BR> 13/4 20221 <BR> 14/4 20299 <BR> 15/4 28745 <BR> 16/4 28719 <BR> 17/4 32701 <BR> 18/4 24618 <BR> 19/4 22196 <BR> 20/... Sun, 31 Mar 2019 03:47:44 EST March 19 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x71087622 The March Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.P lease total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> Goal 500k <BR> <BR> 1/3 18521 <BR> 2/3 20572 <BR> 3/3 21549 <BR> 4/3 22913 <BR> 5/3 23857 <BR> 6/3 25562 <BR> 7/3 22507 <BR> 8/3 14020 <BR> 9/3 22305 <BR> 10/3 26110 <BR> 11/3 18325 <BR> 12/3 19444 <BR> 13/3 21752 <BR> 14/3 24280 <BR> 15/3 19406 <BR> 16/3 25513 <BR> 17/3 34374 <BR> 18/3 31196 <BR> 19/3 31096 <B... Sat, 2 Mar 2019 00:12:00 EST February step challenge 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x70902480 You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The February Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/2 21763 <BR> 2/1 26458 <BR> 3/2 19372 <BR> 4/2 17693 <BR> 5/2 27703 <BR> 6/2 26518 <BR> 7/2 29429 <BR> 8/2 19142 <BR> 9/2 21193 <BR> 10/2 29325 <BR> 11/2 32538 <BR> 12/2 28245 <BR> 13/2 17642 ... Thu, 31 Jan 2019 17:06:17 EST January 19 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x70701293 You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> 1/1/ 11475 <BR> 2/1 21687 <BR> 4/1 17430 <BR> 5/1 13269 <BR> 6/1 25666 <BR> 7/1 20556 <BR> 8/1 17293 <BR> 9/1 27539 <BR> 10/1 22366 <BR> 11/1 21723 <BR> 12/1 18286 <BR> 13/1 21566 <BR> 14/1 26142 <BR> 15/1 24890 <BR> 16/1 29338 <BR> 17/1 34544 <BR> 18/1 17549 <BR> 19/1 23330 <BR> 20/1 18393 <BR> 21/1 20598 <BR> 22/1 19870 <BR> 23/1 28215 <BR> 24/1 26775 <BR> 25/1 25257 <BR> 26... Tue, 1 Jan 2019 17:05:01 EST December Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x70520346 You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The December Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> Over the last 12 months, I have been very busy and have not had the time total your step. <BR> <BR> Now with not having notification from SP I have to spend more time going through the site. <BR> ... Sat, 1 Dec 2018 03:38:40 EST November 2018 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x70361447 My Goal is 500k <BR> <BR> 1/11 24171 <BR> 2/11 18418 <BR> 3/11 19473 <BR> 4/11 27415 <BR> 5/11 18673 <BR> 6/11 28006 <BR> 7/11 28818 <BR> 8/11 28956 <BR> 9/11 21155 <BR> 10/11 23596 <BR> 11/11 27495 <BR> 12/11 27547 <BR> 14/11 32637 <BR> 15/11 29243 <BR> 16/11 17843 <BR> 17/11 19191 <BR> 18/11 16463 <BR> 19/11 20694 <BR> 20/11 20262 <BR> 21/11 32487 <BR> 22/11 31872 <BR> 23/11 25731 <BR> 24/11 25531 <BR> 25/11 23687 <BR> 26/11 21065 <BR> 27/11 30104 <BR> 28/11 29394 <BR> 29/11 25462 <BR> 30... Fri, 2 Nov 2018 18:01:37 EST The October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x70168525 You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The October Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> Over the last 12 months, I have been very busy and have not had the time total your step. <BR> <BR> Now with not having notification from SP I have to spend more time going through the site. <BR> ... Mon, 1 Oct 2018 05:33:58 EST September Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x69999185 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The September Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> Over the last 12 months, I have been very busy and have not had the time total your step. <BR> <BR> Now with not having notification from SP I have to spend more time going through the site. <BR> ... Sat, 1 Sep 2018 04:28:57 EST I am a butterfly all the way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x69781551 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8eb421c5-ce09-4f67-9d3c-5da5876adfdf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My name is Ann. I live in MD. I am a Life Coach and Yoga Teacher. I've lost over 147 pounds in this journey. Willing to share. Happy to provide inspiration. Fri, 3 Aug 2018 08:57:26 EST You have everything already http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x69781541 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0928a678-2095-421f-aef0-dfc32a218760.jpg"> Fri, 3 Aug 2018 08:55:28 EST August Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x69768076 August step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The August Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/8 26554 <BR> 2/8 22261 <BR> 3/8 23612 <BR> 4/8 16004 <BR> 5/8 21310 <BR> 6/8 18799 <BR> 7/8 28344 <BR> 8/8 26595 <BR> 9/8 26606 <BR> 10/8 25497 <BR> 11/6 20510 <BR> 1... Wed, 1 Aug 2018 03:57:24 EST July step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x69345400 July step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The July Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/7 23292 <BR> 2/7 26075 <BR> 3/7 25027 <BR> 4/7 30135 <BR> 5/7 22956 <BR> 6/7 18879 <BR> 7/7 16659 <BR> 8/7 24348 <BR> 9/7 23402 <BR> 10/7 19233 <BR> 11/7 27263 <BR> 12/... Sun, 1 Jul 2018 17:02:44 EST July step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x69338572 July step challenge <BR> <BR> <BR> 500k Sat, 30 Jun 2018 17:04:56 EST June Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x69157780 1/6 23247 Fri, 1 Jun 2018 17:00:24 EST June Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x69143045 May step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The May Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps. Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/6 23306 <BR> 2/6 17249 <BR> 3/6 16704 <BR> 4/6 20349 <BR> 5/6 23200 <BR> 6/6 21419 <BR> 7/6 23508 <BR> 8/6 14317 <BR> 9/6 26862 <BR> 10/6 25331 <BR> 11/6 23244 <BR> ... Wed, 30 May 2018 08:07:12 EST May Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x68977840 May step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The May Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/5 28721 <BR> 2/5 18945 <BR> 3/5 24598 <BR> 4/5 27514 <BR> 5/15 16303 <BR> 6/5 21398 <BR> 7/5 23585 <BR> 8/5 27861 <BR> 9/5 26438 <BR> 10/5 23597 <BR> 11/5 16434 <BR> 12/5 2... Tue, 1 May 2018 18:30:05 EST April step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x68792113 April step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The April Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total your steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/4 20664 <BR> 2/4 22915 <BR> 3/4 22609 <BR> 4/4 24260 <BR> 5/4 24732 <BR> 6/4 26344 <BR> 7/4 15768 <BR> 8/4 21649 <BR> 9/4 17446 <BR> 10/4 26768 <BR> 11/4 22229 <BR> 12/... Sun, 1 Apr 2018 04:00:52 EST March 2018 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x68593959 March step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The March Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/3 24695 <BR> 2/3 27353 <BR> 3/3 284477 <BR> 4/3 25497 <BR> 5/3 21137 <BR> 6/1 28359 <BR> 7/3 30590 <BR> 8/3 29307 <BR> 9/3 20518 <BR> 10/3 22331 <BR> 11/3 26181 <BR> 12/... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:37:06 EST February step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x68415887 February step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The Febrary Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/2 22942 <BR> 2/2/ 19471 <BR> 3/2 12629 <BR> 4/2 19994 <BR> 5/2 26347 <BR> 6/2 30373 <BR> 7/2 27333 <BR> 8/2 27768 <BR> 9/2 25885 <BR> 10/2 22476 <BR> 11/2 29693 <BR... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 04:56:13 EST January 2018 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x68189710 January step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The January Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/1/ 27780 <BR> 2/1 29773 <BR> 3/1 18588 <BR> 4/1 24250 <BR> 5/1 28215 <BR> 6/1 25400 <BR> 7/1 29885 <BR> 8/1 21244 <BR> 9/1 26678 <BR> 10/1 26730 <BR> 11/1 23128 <BR>... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 05:36:58 EST December step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x68027209 December step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The December Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/12 21516 <BR> 2/12 16896 <BR> 3/12 25368 <BR> 4/12 26968 <BR> 5/12 29894 <BR> 6/12 20364 <BR> 7/12 19181 <BR> 8/12 19125 <BR> 9/12 16163 <BR> 10/12 28605 <BR> 11/1... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:42:02 EST November 17 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x67834627 1/11 24066 <BR> 2/11 23586 <BR> 3/11 19601 <BR> 4/11 17690 <BR> 5/11 19194 <BR> 6/11 28709 <BR> 7/11 23648 <BR> 8/11 22154 <BR> 9/11 22568 <BR> 10/11 15791 <BR> 11/11 23707 <BR> 12/11 17877 <BR> 13/11 27225 <BR> 14/11 27070 <BR> 15/11 27260 <BR> 16/11 36383 <BR> 17/11 23927 <BR> 18/11 21622 <BR> 19/11 20293 <BR> 20/11 25742 <BR> 21/11 15241 <BR> 21/11 15315 <BR> 22/11 19223 <BR> 23/11 18919 <BR> 24/11 20228 <BR> 25/11 19768 <BR> 26/11 19461 <BR> 27/11 20616 <BR> 29/11 23146 <BR> 29/11 23391 ... Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:00:25 EST November 17 step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x67823720 November step challenge <BR> <BR> You know the rules by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The November Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:18:53 EST October 2017 step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x67634213 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The September Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/10 24339 <BR> 2/10 19445 <BR> 3/10 16524 <BR> 4/10 17672 <BR> 5/10 20609 <BR> 6/10 15912 <BR> 7/10 23577 <BR> 8/10 18510 <BR> 9/10 30009 <BR> 10/10 22029 <BR> 11/10 26000 <BR> 12/10 16548 <BR> 13/10 18... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 06:48:11 EST September Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x67455297 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The September Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/9 27046 <BR> 2/9 20928 <BR> 3/9 24797 <BR> 4/9 25240 <BR> 5/9 24116 <BR> 6/9 27283 <BR> 7/9 31634 <BR> 8/9 19407 <BR> 9/9 17263 <BR> 10/9 21033 <BR> 11/9 26346 <BR> 12/9 25485 <BR> 13/9 32700 <BR> 14/9 ... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 06:05:53 EST August 2017 Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x67269509 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The August Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/8 25222 <BR> 2/8 24651 <BR> 3/8 24446 <BR> 4/8 20418 <BR> 5/8 20291 <BR> 6/8 11206 <BR> 7/8 26572 <BR> 8/8 26282 <BR> 9/8 28876 <BR> 10/8 32579 <BR> 11/8 32856 <BR> 12/8 26462 <BR> 13/8 33602 <BR> 14/8 26... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:52:23 EST July Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x67085582 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The July Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/7 15273 <BR> 2/7 17786 <BR> 3/7 13874 <BR> 4/7 15835 <BR> 5/7 22666 <BR> 6/7 11341 <BR> 7/7 14751 <BR> 8/7 13837 <BR> 9/722321 <BR> 10/7 26209 <BR> 11/7 26691 <BR> 12/7 24371 <BR> 13/7 27506 <BR> 14/7 20522... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 06:25:53 EST June Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66911100 1/6 <BR> Thu, 1 Jun 2017 05:55:56 EST June Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66910979 Here is the June step challenge <BR> <BR> 1/6 25465 <BR> 2/6 22557 <BR> 3/6 27607 <BR> 4/6 16224 <BR> 5/6 26163 <BR> 6/6 29613 <BR> 7/6 22529 <BR> 8/6 29289 <BR> 9/6 16205 <BR> 10/615726 <BR> 11/6 25232 <BR> 12/6 23327 <BR> 13/6 23712 <BR> 14/6 20954 <BR> 15/6 19068 <BR> 16/6 20624 <BR> 17/6 26021 <BR> 18/6 14442 <BR> 19/6 14685 <BR> 20/6 24361 <BR> 21/6 332625 <BR> 22/6 31053 <BR> 23/6 20724 <BR> 24/6 25524 <BR> 25/6 19249 <BR> 26/6 22168 <BR> 27/6 26476 <BR> 28/6 20254 <BR> 29/6 30540 <B... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 05:15:15 EST minute challenge 30 April to 6 May http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66720089 Challenge is the same as always one points for every minute you do Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:58:51 EST May step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66720087 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The May Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/5 23231 <BR> 2/5 28381 <BR> 3/5 22498 <BR> 4/5 35563 <BR> 5/4 32602 <BR> 6/5 31518 <BR> 7/5 18892 <BR> 8/5 30385 <BR> 9/5 23665 <BR> 10/5 27823 <BR> 11/5 28526 <BR> 12/5 20285 <BR> 13/5 27310 <BR> 14/5 17414 ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:57:08 EST week Challenge from Apil 23 to Saturday 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66682740 Challenge is the same as always one points for every minute you do <BR> <BR> 23/4 Sunday minutes 143 <BR> <BR> 24/4 Monday minutes 127 <BR> <BR> 25/4 Tuesday minutes 166 <BR> <BR> 26/4 Wednesday minutes 111 <BR> <BR> Thursday Minutes 222 <BR> <BR> Friday Minutes 252 <BR> <BR> Saturday minutes 218 <BR> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:16:24 EST 2 April to 8 April challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66534709 Challenge is the same as last week one points for every minute you do <BR> <BR> Sunday steps 22413 minutes 175 <BR> <BR> Monday steps 30690 minutes 242 <BR> <BR> Tuesday steps 26299 minutes 209 <BR> <BR> Wednesday steps 29155 minutes 230 <BR> <BR> Thursday steps 26744 minutes 207 <BR> <BR> Friday steps 13195 minutes 104 <BR> <BR> Saturday steps 21578 minutes Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:38:25 EST April Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66534686 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The April Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/4 22607 <BR> 3/4 30747 <BR> 4/4 26389 <BR> 5/4 29155 <BR> 6/4 27114 <BR> 7/4 13280 <BR> 8/4 21904 <BR> 9/4 30367 <BR> 10/4 32497 <BR> 11/4 21656 <BR> 12/4 30371 <BR> 13/4 19553 <BR> 14/4 20913 <BR> 15/4 20... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:35:06 EST 26th March to 2nd April Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66498738 Challenge is the same as last week one point for every minute you do <BR> <BR> Sunday steps 22362 minutes 180 <BR> <BR> Monday steps 23162 minutes 187 <BR> <BR> Tuesday steps 33512 Minutes 276 <BR> <BR> Wednesday steps 28392 minutes 241 <BR> <BR> Thursday steps 20216 minutes 160 <BR> <BR> Friday steps 18 182 Minutes144 <BR> <BR> Saturday] steps 22413 minutes 175 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 02:51:39 EST 19th to 25th March Challeng http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66457102 Challenge is the same as last week one point for every miniute that you do <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday steps 27242 minutes 217 <BR> <BR> Monday 27927 Minutes 220 <BR> <BR> Tuesday 29611 Minutes 231 <BR> <BR> Wednesday Steps 29626 Minutes 236 <BR> <BR> Thursday steps 35385 Minutes 280 <BR> <BR> Friday steps 29149 Minutes 234 <BR> <BR> Saturday Steps 28955 Minutes 235 <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:43:45 EST 12th to 18th March Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66405192 weekly Challenge <BR> <BR> From Sunday 12th March there will be a weekly Challenge. You can choose what exercise you do and you will get a point for every minute that you do. This will lead to a goodie given to the three highest members. <BR> <BR> This challenge will run from Sunday to the following Saturday when on the Sunday a new week will start and the board will be wiped clean. <BR> <BR> <BR> Rule are to entry a week and use the edit button to enter your daily totals. At the end of t... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:09:24 EST WHAT ARE YOUR NON-FOOD REWARDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66361032 Share with us your non-food rewards for sticking with your new healthy lifestyle, journaling, tracking daily, drinking your daily quota of water , getting at least 10 minutes of exercise or participating in challenges on or off your teams. Sat, 4 Mar 2017 17:34:11 EST FITNESS CHALLENGE & THE POINT SYSTEM...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66347044 Fitness Activities &amp; Points <BR> <BR> Each week, you and your TEAM members will use individual weekly logs to document both the type and length of activities you perform. You can select from a variety of activities that are outlined on the Activities and Points sheet. Different activities are worth different amounts of points based on the level of exercise performed. Don't think you're going to be limited to just a few activities - we have 50+ activities for you to choose from! And, we h... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 18:50:02 EST March Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66334588 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The March Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/2 33850 <BR> 2/3 34984 <BR> 3/3 22442 <BR> 4/3 19068 <BR> 5/3 27892 <BR> 6/3 24440 <BR> 7/3 32659 <BR> 8/3 33320 <BR> 9/3 32479 <BR> 10/3 25828 <BR> 11/3 20714 <BR> 12/3 26934 <BR> 13/3 31150 <BR> 14/3 3112... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 04:02:08 EST February Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x66137788 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The February Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> <BR> My Goal is 320k to 500k <BR> <BR> 1/2 24165 <BR> 2/2 23583 <BR> 3/2 29345 <BR> 4/2 30559 <BR> 5/2 16326 <BR> 6/2 20894 <BR> 7/2 28343 <BR> 8/1 26222 <BR> 9/2 30422 <BR> 10/2 285715 <BR> 11/2 27648 ... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 03:47:51 EST NAME THE DAY & WHAT YOU CALL IT: NAME WHAT YOU DID http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x66025648 That's right, you name the day like : MOVE IT MONDAY: today I went hiking, did my cardio as planned and later went to my Zumba class! <BR> <BR> Or Take it Up a Notch Tuesday: Cardio Blast, Walking in the Park and Swimming at the Y!! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:16:34 EST HAVE A HEALTHY RECIPE TO SHARE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x65919342 This is the place to share what you have learned about preparing a healthy recipe. Have one you made over, or a new favorite one you discovered? How about sharing it here..... <BR> <BR> Like this one..... <BR> <BR> Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken <BR> <BR> Time to Prepare: <BR> 10 mins <BR> Cooking time Is: <BR> 5 hours <BR> Total Cooking &amp; Prep time are: <BR> 5 hours 10 mins <BR>   <BR> This a hearty and healthy, friendly, slow cooker buffalo chicken that's shredded then stuffed inside... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 23:04:35 EST January 2017 Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x65884132 You know the rule by now but for new members and those who may have forgotten. <BR> This is not a race <BR> <BR> The January Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/1 24222 <BR> 2/1 30314 <BR> 3/1 27328 <BR> 4/1 36589 <BR> 5/1 19709 <BR> 6/1 28411 <BR> 7/1 36781 <BR> 8/1 26169 <BR> 9/1 18867 <BR> 10/1 20180 <BR> 11/1 33493 <BR> 12/1 20593 <BR> 13/1 21414 <BR> 14/1 23... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 04:53:31 EST JINGLE BELLS CHALLENGE for DECEMBER..LET 'EM RING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x65750367 Motivational Members has a new fitness challenge for December. Here is the Jingle Bell Challenge for December: <BR> <BR> Let’s see how many Jingle Bells we can hear ringing through December. Every time you do one of the following post here and ring A Jingle Bell <em>445</em> for each one. <BR> <BR> 1. Give the gift of encouragement to another member (send a goodie or comment on a blog). Give them a shout out on the wall or in the challenge post on the team page. Then grab the jingle bel... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 21:12:13 EST WHAT BAD HABITS HAVE YOU CHANGED 2 POSITIVE ONES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x65750212 :Let us all share in the good news how you have changed your old negative habits into new positive ones. Make sure to give those sharing with us a goody! Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:46:23 EST Hello new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x65724008 Hello all, <BR> <BR> My name is Janel and I am excited to be a part of this team. Motivation is the most important thing when taking on any lifestyle change and I think that this team will help me to stay motivated as I make these changes. The reason why I want to lose weight is to be healthy. I am in my forties and I have noticed that as time goes on, my friends are getting diabetes type two, high blood pressure, etc, and I think this can all be attributed to being overweight or at least ex... Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:14:39 EST December step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x65709972 1/12 26200 <BR> 2/12 19433 <BR> 3/12 20185 <BR> 4/12 29203 <BR> 5/12 23414 <BR> 6/12 23129 <BR> 7/12 12450 <BR> 8/12 27146 <BR> 9/12 20408 <BR> 10/12 15955 <BR> 11/12 28650 <BR> 12/12 14813 <BR> 13/12 20239 <BR> 14/12 25527 <BR> 15/12 29462 <BR> 16/2 19328 <BR> 17/12 18572 <BR> 18/12 14371 <BR> 19/12 21273 <BR> 20/12 24575 <BR> 21/12 18364 <BR> 22/12 23147 <BR> 23/12 23684 <BR> 24/12 16337 <BR> 25/12 20601 <BR> 26/12 16471 <BR> 27/12 23537 <BR> 28/12 28989 <BR> 29/12 24092 <BR> 30/12 14445 <B... Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:54:07 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x65532846 Hi everyone, I'm Jennifer! I recently completed a 30 day challenge with a BeachBody coach and I wanted to keep my motivation and keep my progress going. I lost 10lbs in those 30 days, i have 70 more pounds I want to lose. Thank you for having me in this group! I plan to be pretty active so you will see my name alot. :) Thu, 3 Nov 2016 13:28:50 EST November Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x65512249 My goal is 320k to 500k in the month <BR> <BR> 1/11 16601 <BR> 2/11 2/11 17648 <BR> 3/11 20420 <BR> 4/11 13545 <BR> 5/11 10909 <BR> 6/11 11610 <BR> 7/11 12188 <BR> 8/11 13474 <BR> 9/11 16201 <BR> 10/11 17138 <BR> 11/11 15833 <BR> 12/11 16213 <BR> 13/11 32368 <BR> 14/11 12376 <BR> 15/11 18211 <BR> 16/11 200601 <BR> 17/11 19720 <BR> 18/11 14990 <BR> 19/11 14778 <BR> 20/1114002 <BR> 21/11 10527 <BR> 22/11 12619 <BR> 23/11 12960 <BR> 24/11 16328 <BR> 25/11 14238 <BR> 26/11 15396 <BR> 27/11 2215... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:55:16 EST October Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x65300680 This is not a race <BR> <BR> The October Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/10 10547 <BR> 2/10 11785 <BR> 3/10 12902 <BR> 4/10 18250 <BR> 5/10 15623 <BR> 6/10 14439 <BR> 7/10 11268 <BR> 8/10 15126 <BR> 9/10 13790 <BR> 10/10 13548 <BR> 11/10 16858 <BR> 12/10 11804 <BR> 13/10 22274 <BR> 14/10 11341 <BR> 15/10 11570 <BR> 16/10 15482 <BR> 17/10 16495 <BR> 18/10 168... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 04:26:43 EST NAME 3 POSITIVE CHANGES THAT YOU HAVE MADE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x65087240 Let us know the 3 most positive changes that you have made that has made a big difference in changing the way you eat and look at exercising. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:50:01 EST September Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x65081182 This is not a race <BR> <BR> The September Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month <BR> <BR> 1/9 17246 <BR> 2/9 165015.9 <BR> 3/9 13250 <BR> 4/9 16201 <BR> 5/9 20226 <BR> 6/9 28055 <BR> 7/9 15696 <BR> 8/9 14223 <BR> 9/19 15760 <BR> 10//9 11952 <BR> 11/9 16274 <BR> 12/9 21215 <BR> 13/9 17113 <BR> 14/9 18150 <BR> 15/9 15582 <BR> 16/9 12409 <BR> 17/9 12820 <BR> 18/9 14246 <BR> 19/... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 04:01:06 EST WEEKLY WEIGH IN'S~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x64689583 This is Not a challenge: there is no time limit, but an ongoing place where we can post our weekly (or whatever frequency we choose) weigh-in results. <BR> <BR> We can congratulate, commiserate, celebrate and communicate! <BR> <BR> If we have tried a new tweak in our approach which appears to be working well...share your secrets to success here! <BR> <BR> If we've had troubles, gains, whathaveyou...and are looking for motivation, ideas, tips...bring it to this thread! <BR> <BR> Feel f... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 18:53:02 EST Grow Stronger Day By Day – Muscles Gone Wild Prgm http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x64500988 Grow Stronger Day By Day – Muscles Gone Wild Program <BR> <BR> Do you know what a little strength training done 3 days a week can do for you? If you are between 40 and 99 you need to know these truths about strength training: <BR> <BR> *Helps functional strength and flexibility, which makes you less susceptible to injury from falls. <BR> *Helps increase/maintain bone mass and density. Important to protect against or helps with osteoporosis. <BR> *Helps lower body fat. <BR> *Helps lower rest... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:46:30 EST TREV'S SUMMER WALKING CHALLENGE< m>311</em> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x64474203 JUNE/JULY <BR> <BR> Walking is inexpensive, can be done almost anywhere by anyone. It is also weight bearing exercise which is the kind of exercise most doctors recommend. It is an exercise that can usually be done at any fitness level. This challenge can be done walking outside, on the treadmill or elliptical (any machine that counts miles), or even in place while watching your favorite tv show. <BR> <BR> It takes approximately 2000 steps to equal a mile - so you can use this method to co... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 15:56:03 EST QUESTION AND ANSWER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x64395981 Question ..... <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Lately you find yourself needing a 'charge.' .... <em>24</em> <BR> But you run into a friend and she comments on how wonderful you look. <em>30</em> <BR> She asks "How do you do it?" ....Suddenly you find your Spark! <em>529</em> <BR> What kind of inspiring tips would you give her? Sun, 22 May 2016 09:29:29 EST "SAY WHAT YOUR FAVORITE SNACKS ARE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x64295454 I Love peanut butter on celery w/raisins! Sat, 7 May 2016 18:38:40 EST May Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x64251985 The May Challenge is as before: Set your goal for the month, one entry and use the edit button to input your steps.Please total you steps by the end of the month . <BR> <BR> My goal is 320000 to 50000 for the month <BR> <BR> 1/5 10385 <BR> 2/5 8556 <BR> 3/5 15141 <BR> 4/5 11332 <BR> 5/5 18307 <BR> 6/5 12543 <BR> 7/5 22171 new vivofit 3 <BR> <BR> 8/5 27484 <BR> 9/5 26980 <BR> 10/5 21133 <BR> 11/5 21839 <BR> 12/5 15753 <BR> 13/5 15943 <BR> 14/5 13081 <BR> <BR> 15/4 8638 <BR> 16/5 15864 <BR... Sun, 1 May 2016 21:12:50 EST EVERY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK (GAME) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x64215782 How many excuses can you come up with for not exercising or eating something we know were really shouldn't eat? Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:07:07 EST ACCOUNTABILITY STARTS HERE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x64173034 Come here and hold yourself or help someone else be accountable for tracking, water, journaling or exercise here. It is important that we hold ourselves accountable, but sometimes we all could use a little help. <BR> <BR> So how about? Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:58:34 EST April Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x64027803 Goal 320k+ <BR> <BR> 1/4 13349 <BR> 2/4 13760 <BR> 3/4 26558 <BR> 4/4 12620 <BR> 5/4 30887 <BR> 6/4 6426 <BR> 7/4 15864 <BR> <BR> 8/4 13676 <BR> 9/4 16004 <BR> 10/4 14212 <BR> 11/4 16258 <BR> 12/4 18803 <BR> 13/4 17056 <BR> 14/4 17154 <BR> <BR> 15/4 10741 <BR> 16/4 15515 <BR> 17/4 12467 <BR> 18/4 18722 <BR> 19/4 11857 <BR> 20/4 17400 <BR> 21/4 24595 <BR> <BR> 22/4 7730 <BR> 23/4 15434 <BR> 24/4 15286 <BR> 25/4 15284 <BR> 26/4 19159 <BR> 27/4 10591 <BR> 28/4 2129 <BR> <BR> <BR> 29/4 1578... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 17:09:23 EST March step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x63799326 goal 320k but hope tom get to 500k <BR> <BR> 1/3 10350 <BR> 2/3 8097 <BR> 3/3 11686 <BR> 4/3 12516 <BR> 5/3 13316 <BR> 6/3 16142 <BR> 7/3 13248 <BR> 8/3 21234 <BR> 9/3 15819 <BR> 10/3 14864 <BR> 11/3 11538 <BR> 12/3 11344 <BR> 13/3 17175 <BR> 14/3 15655 <BR> 15/3 20388 <BR> 16/3 15847 <BR> 17/3 10163 <BR> 18/3 19844 <BR> 19/3 12727 <BR> 20/3 22197 <BR> 21/3 17322 <BR> 22/3 14651 <BR> 23/3 10154 <BR> 24/3 12939 <BR> 25/3 10245 <BR> 26/3 10654 <BR> 27/3 16245 <BR> 28/3 13909 <BR> 29/3 15633 <... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 04:10:21 EST FITNESS ACHIEVEMENTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63691550 Hey there! If you've been awarded an fitness award or nominated for Motivator of the Day check in here and share with us! Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:58:31 EST Did you SEND A GOODIE to Someone to Motivate them? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x63663143 <em>244</em> Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:22:33 EST February step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x63576433 This same as last month, do what you can, set your own goals. One enter a month and use the edit button to up date, Totals at the end. <BR> <BR> 1/2 15585 <BR> 2/2 9141 <BR> 3/2 16926 <BR> 4/2 12405 <BR> 5/2 7303 <BR> 6/2 14525 <BR> 7/2 13204 <BR> 8/2 1985 <BR> 9/2 9487 <BR> 10/2 18473 <BR> 11/2 17785 <BR> 12/2 11880 <BR> 13/2 7779 <BR> 14/2 1650 <BR> 15/2 21460 <BR> 16/2 8123 <BR> 17/2 18172 <BR> 18/2 14817 <BR> 19/2 6501 <BR> 20/2 11357 <BR> 21/2 18695 <BR> 22/2 23600 <BR> 23/2 14627 <BR> ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:47:54 EST 5 Ways to Love Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63560642 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70008dab-7f2d-447b-8a1a-c7289db92baf.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 09:07:15 EST Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63553122 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4362270-f12a-4464-b1ec-184efc3f7aa5.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 09:39:36 EST Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63545122 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d7d9eff-f946-4a71-96a9-250ce43ac1bd.jpg"> <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 nourish yo... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:06:30 EST Give Yourself a Reality Check-Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63537329 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 09:14:13 EST How to Exercise Without Exercising... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63529164 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 08:59:16 EST FUNctional Fitness.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63521338 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 09:12:43 EST Interested or Committed? Discover the Difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63512356 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 09:06:04 EST Turning It around When You're Spiraling Out of Con http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63504190 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 09:08:16 EST 5 Secrets to Winter Health and Energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63496927 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 09:39:43 EST What's in Your Soup? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63489081 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 09:13:12 EST Have You Found Your Inner 'Normal Eater'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63480848 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 08:30:08 EST The Amazing Avocado: Health Benefits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63474648 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 12:38:19 EST Five Common Foodborne Illnesses ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63463855 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 08:34:10 EST The Before-Dur ring-After Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63454946 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 08:50:42 EST Meal Planning Made Simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63446706 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 09:23:35 EST DAILY..... ..QUESTION OF THE DAY?????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x63446581 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you have a craving....is it usually for something salty or something sweet???? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I don't have cravings often but when I do I usually like something sweet like a mini chocolate bar. <em>494</em> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:11:00 EST GOOD-BYE to____ HELLO to____ : http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x63444625 Out with the old in with the new. Let us know what you are doing to change your life around. Are you throwing out old clothes, old eating habits or changing the way you view life. Tell us what you are saying Good bye to and what the New is in your life. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:03:21 EST BRAGGING RIGHTS! WHAT HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x63404891 Let us know where you are on your journey to getting healthier or just reaching a goal. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 01:21:49 EST January Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x63316344 The January challenge 500k for the month <BR> <BR> 1 6932 <BR> 2 17912 <BR> 3 16593 <BR> 4 21822 <BR> 5 20326 <BR> 6 13533 <BR> 7 18879 <BR> <BR> 8 12223 <BR> 9 14229 <BR> 10 18895 <BR> 11 15405 <BR> 12 16923 <BR> 13 23124 <BR> 14 14333 <BR> <BR> 15 17731 <BR> 16 6357 <BR> 17 6291 <BR> 18 11792 <BR> 19 11313 <BR> 20 13040 <BR> 21 15826 <BR> 22 8832 <BR> 23 14002 <BR> 24 11741 <BR> 25 20153 <BR> 26 16658 <BR> 27 8241 <BR> 28 9260 <BR> 29 6182 <BR> 30 13910 <BR> 31 17337 <BR> <BR> total ... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 05:30:40 EST January Step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x63297224 Starts Friday Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:20:29 EST NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x63280795 What are your New Years Resolutions? Share them with us.... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:00:55 EST December step Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x63095848 December step Challenge <BR> <BR> Please set your goal for the month <BR> One entry and then use the edit button and the bottom of your post to enter your daily steps. <BR> <BR> A total at the bottom at the end of the month please. <BR> <BR> Remember it is not a race and you do what you want. <BR> <BR> Your prize is your goal or PB. <BR> <BR> December steps <BR> 1 18510 <BR> 2 17327 <BR> 3 23718 <BR> 4 22853 <BR> 5 11545 <BR> 6 17428 <BR> 7 21463 <BR> 8 19618 <BR> 9 21288 <BR> 10 270... Tue, 1 Dec 2015 06:55:31 EST WHAT ARE YOUR DAILY GOALS & FOCUS of the DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x63046960 Share your goals and focus with the us. Let us help you reach your goals and stay focused on a healthier life style. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:45:50 EST WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTERESTS, SHARE THEM ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x63038742 What ever it is you like to do in your spare time, let us know. If it is hiking, sewing, sports or sky diving, we want to know! Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:07:24 EST SHARE YOUR FAVORITE FAMILY HOLIDAY TRADITIONS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x63038060 What is your favorite Holiday Tradition, hanging around with family and friends or placing the Angel on top of the Christmas tree. What ever it may be,please share it here with us. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:25:12 EST November Step challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x62995947 16/11 13489 <BR> 17/11 21096 <BR> 18/11 15459 <BR> 19/11 13719 <BR> 20/11 14111 <BR> 21/11 17853 <BR> 22/11 24276 <BR> 23/11 26425 <BR> 24/11 25082 <BR> 25/11 27042 <BR> 26/11 25468 <BR> 27/11 17672 <BR> 28/11 16129 <BR> 29/11 12127 <BR> 30/11 10676 <BR> <BR> Total 514886 for the month Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:21:04 EST WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO SPARK PEOPLE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x62980605 For me, it was my overall health issues. I needed to get healthy and loose some weight while doing it. I had brain surgery and back to back hysterectomy, that left me disabled. I had gained a lot of weight and needed to start loosing it. First I needed to learn to walk again, but that is a long story. Most of my goals have been met. Still working on the weight loss. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:11:39 EST HOW DO YOU FIT IN YOUR FRUITS & VEGGIES DAILY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x62980577 If I find myself falling short of my daily serving on veggies, I have myself a quick glass of V-8 juice. I love the new varieties that they have come out with as well. I find my self sipping on a glass of V-8 instead of regular snacking now, it is so much more satisfying. <em>4</em> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 18:04:30 EST Illnesses and conditional that deter us. Lets talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x62648241 Many of us have problems in our lives that hinder what we are trying to do. Maybe, if we share and talk about it we can help each other through the rough times toward our goals. The following is just one of my problems. You may know someone with this same disorder that you can encourage and in turn that can be motivation for both of you. This information is from the Mayo Clinic <BR> <BR> Schizoaffective disorder symptoms look like a mixture of two kinds of major mental illnesses that are u... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 23:14:30 EST My Spark story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x62573692 Hello! My name is Elicia and I have been active on Spark for almost 5 years. Close to five years ago my 23 week old baby was stillborn and it changed my life. I just had to do something to take my mind off the loss of my child and take control of my life. So I found Spark and started eating better and exercising. In 11 months, I lost more that 100 pounds and completely changed my life. I have stayed within 10-15 pounds of my goal weight ever since (except when pregnant with our second daughte... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 21:54:57 EST 2015 WEEKLY AUTUMN CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x62550526 Are you ready to jump-start the Fall season? Do you enjoy weekly challenges? WELCOME to the 2015 Autumn Challenge! Composed is a 10 - week challenge starting on the First Day of Fall (9/23/15) and continuing until the end of 11/30/15. Our goal is to exercise 5 days per week and resting 2 days. Combine strength training and cardio minutes into your fitness plan. Each week, log in your weight, cardio and strength training minutes. Included in our weekly challenges, there will be a word-themed g... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:46:22 EST SAY A POSITIVE WORD TO YOURSELF OR A FRIEND TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x62321889 You can do it, you can lose weight and change the way you look at food, yourself and others. All right here on "KEEP WALKING WITH JESUS" & "SPARK PEOPLE". We have the tools and the right attitude to help you get to where you need spiritually and mentally. Stay focused on your goals and help you along the way with the ups and downs that come with any life changing event that occurs in your life. We promise to hold you accountable to learning how to nourish your body and soul right here. So how... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:06:35 EST Have You Read A Special Blog Worth Sharing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x62312117 Do you ever stumble onto a member's blog that perhaps no one has commented on?....I often feel sad .....and want them to feel special....and so comment and secretly send to a few spark friends........My recommendation for today is by someone I don't know........JULIEO....( Spark user name )... blog title is "Rainy day". if you're interested in secretly blessing her go ahead,read and post..... Then let us know your daily recommendation.... <em>211</em> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 23:40:29 EST HOW DID YOU BECOME A MOTIVATOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x62281276 Tell us your story on why your a motivator. Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:03:53 EST HOW DID YOU BECOME A MOTIVATOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x62272841 Tell us a little about how or what made you a motivator? What keeps you a motivator and how do you stay motivated here on spark people? Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:05:34 EST OA and AA 12 Step Prayers http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x62264910 One for Every Step <BR> ~First Step Prayer~ Dear Lord, I admit that I am powerless over my addiction. I admit that my life is unmanageable when I try to control it. Help me this day to understand the true meaning of powerlessness. Remove from me all denial of my addiction. <BR> <BR> ~Second Step Prayer~ Heavenly Father, I know in my heart that only you can restore me to sanity. I humbly ask that you remove all twisted thought and addictive behavior from me this day. Heal my spirit and restor... Sun, 16 Aug 2015 00:44:12 EST SPARK PEOPLE TRIVIA (HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x62225658 Try out your skills and see what you have learned on Spark people.... <BR> <BR> 1. Which vitamin is BEST known for helping promote good vision and eye health? <BR> <BR> 2. How accurate are "skin fold" body fat tests that use calipers? <BR> <BR> 3. True or False: You develop osteoarthritis by being physically inactive or physically overactive. <BR> <BR> 4. True or False: For a muscle to get stronger, it has to get bigger. <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 21:53:46 EST QUIZZES, PUZZLES & RIDDLES + OTHER GAMES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x61980524 LET'S SPICE THINGS UP - UNSCRAMBLE THE WORDS <BR> <BR> 1.EGGNIR <BR> 2.NONACNIM <BR> 3.HEMTY <BR> 4.VECSOL <BR> 5.SPRYALE <BR> 6.MUGENT <BR> 7.RSYMORE <BR> 8.SLAIB <BR> 9.ROONAGE <BR> 10.MUINC <BR> 11.MARDMOCA <BR> 12.PLEACLIS <BR> 13.MICERRUT <BR> 14.RIPPAAK <BR> 15.RYCRU <BR> 16.JAMRORAM <BR> 17.NYACEEN <BR> 18.GRANTOAR <BR> 19.AFLYABE * <BR> 20.DROPWHICLIE* <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 01:36:12 EST Something different http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x61916304 As some of you will know I do a lot of the 5k virtual races. Well part of that is a 1 mile beginners race. You can walk, run or even walk and run. <BR> <BR> How about a challenge to do it next week. You can post your times in this topic. <BR> <BR> BTW <BR> The slowest I have seen is 28 minutes for the mile. Who knows in no time you maybe doing the 5k. <BR> <BR> Trev Fri, 3 Jul 2015 09:38:45 EST 30-Day High Intensity Interval Training Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x61866380 The 30-Day High Intensity Interval Training Challenge <BR> <BR> If you are new to the fitness world, or have taken a prolonged break, things have changed a bit. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and As Many Rounds As Possible (AMRAP) made popular by CrossFit have become the “it” workouts. These types of workouts are a combination of both strength and cardiovascular training. Each workout can be as short as 10 minutes, but are typically no longer than 20 minutes. <BR> <BR> Benefits of ... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 19:30:44 EST What is your challenge for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x61844969 I don't know if this is covered anywhere else a I could not find it. <BR> <BR> My challenge for today is to walk at least 5 miles. What is yours <BR> <BR> Trev <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:47:09 EST What do you do for motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x61758855 <BR> Here is a new topic <BR> <BR> Today I did the virtual 5k <BR> <BR> Trev Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:25:15 EST Have you made yourself proud this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x61748530 Walked and ridden 78 miles Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:09:00 EST 10k steps how many did you do yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x61725606 Yesterday I managed 26734 and my goal for the month is 500k what is yours <BR> <BR> Trev Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:43:27 EST 8 WEEK DAILY 20 MINUTE WALK ABOUT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x61419989 THAT'S RIGHT!! FOR 8 WEEKS ALL YOU HAVE TO IS WALK FOR 2O MINUTES DAILY !! FOCUS ON BEING ACTIVE AND HEALTHY.... <em>311</em> Wed, 6 May 2015 18:43:34 EST It's an inside job http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x61279727 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Debra and I live in Naples, Florida with my DH and our dog. I picked this name because my interest and work in psychology informs me that physical hunger is frequently a screen for a deeper kind of hunger, sometimes a spiritual one, sometimes a need that has been denied or repudiated whilst putting food in its place. My encouragement to myself is to feed the hunger -- the real hunger -- and let food take its proper place in my life. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:50:24 EST Let's get moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x61233566 You want to stay or get healthy, well one of the best ways to do this is to " get moving". <BR> <BR> Between 7000 and 10000 steps a day will help. <BR> <BR> Log you steps here for the day before every day but try to set a monthly goal. Don't go too mad and don't worry if you don't make it every day, you will do good to show that you are trying. <BR> <BR> To start off yesterday I did yesterday: <BR> <BR> 21327 steps <BR> <BR> My goal for this month is 300K plus <BR> <BR> Trev Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:41:22 EST WORK OUTS TO DIE FOR!! WOOHOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x61142552 <BR> 5 Full-Body Exercises That Save You Time!! <BR> BY Coach Nicole <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=5_fullbody_exercises_that_save_you_<BR>time </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:14:26 EST BEAUTY & STYLE : WHAT IS YOUR NEW YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=29950x33227x61142098 CREATE A NEW YOU AND SHARE IT WITH US. BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES ARE WELCOME!! SHOW OFF THE WEIGHT LOSS HERE OR THE NEW ATTITUDE OF WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED..... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:16:55 EST MOOVIN & GROOVIN THAT BURNS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x61142064 We will start grooving to the beat of the drum and sweating to some oldies to get the heart pumping and our bodies jumping..... <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/1cvzH-NgHA0 </link> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:12:41 EST WHICH FOODS MAKE YOU FILL FULLER & SATISFIED ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x61141731 SHARE WITH US YOUR FAVORITE FOODS THAT FILL YOU UP & SATISFY THAT SWEET TOOTH OR YOUR SALTY CRAVING!! IN THE MOOD FOR BBQ..... WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO .... SATISFY YOUR NEED....COME ON AND SHARE!!! We need to know.... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:44:18 EST WHAT IS HOME STATE OR COUNTRY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x61129891 Nashville, TN, USA Sun, 5 Apr 2015 04:33:00 EST Favorite Fruit and Veggie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x61129833 Mandarin orange and zucchini Sun, 5 Apr 2015 04:05:55 EST Ways to Motivate Others http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60914507 How do you motivate others to succeed at SparkPeople? I'd like to tell you about one thing I did. I've introduced seven people to SparkPeople so far. For each one of them I've sat down with them and explained the many ways you can earn points and all the bells and whistles. <BR> <BR> I told them when they reached 1000 SparkPoints I had a present for them. SparkPeople has a sale on the Activity Trackers now--what was $59.95 is now $19.95. So I bought a bunch of them. <BR> <BR> So far ... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:36:31 EST Why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day who he is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60811012 Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians. Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worsh... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 08:56:40 EST SPRING " S.P.A.R.K." CHALLENGE - Are You Up To It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x60806847 As a co-leaders, I am issuing a SPRING challenge to you. It's going to involve several parts. Keep yourself accountable by logging in sometime over the entire week & weekend, and let us know about your progress. <BR> <BR> ---S: Spring and fun. Add 60 minutes or (more) per week of exercise to your regimen. Spring-- is the Beginning of a fresh New Start for Everyone!! You can recreate you eating plans. No more Hot Chili, Huge Bowls of Soup to stay warm. But nice spring salads and sandwiches o... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:05:33 EST Daily Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60775048 If you just want to chat about anything Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:26:25 EST Irish-American facts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60682593 Since St. Patrick's day is our next quasi holiday, I thought I would dig up some Irish-American trivia. Don't know if I will find 30 days worth but we will see..... <BR> <BR> 1. An Irishman was the first of Christopher Columbus’ crew to step on American soil <BR> <BR> There were several Irishmen in Christopher Columbus’ crew. But the one who stands out most is Patrick Maguire. In 1492, Irish-born Maguire was the first crew member of Christopher Columbus’ to set foot on North American groun... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:07:57 EST Interesting facts on our presidents of the U.S. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x60559233 Since Presidents day is coming, I will post interesting facts about our presidents that you probably didn't know.... <BR> <BR> Washington was an ultra-successful liquor distributor in the new country. He made rye whiskey, apple brandy and peach brandy in his Mount Vernon distillery. <BR> <BR> Adams and Thomas Jefferson were close friends and correspondents — but they also had a bit of a rivalry. Adams' dying words were, "Thomas Jefferson survives," unaware that he had died hours earlier. In... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:50:27 EST FEBRUARY CHALLENGE IS TO GIVE UP ALL SUGAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x60521827 Yep, that's right.... give up sugar in the month of Love and Chocolate. What better time to commit to giving sugar up, than before you consume all those extra calories waiting to hit your waistline this month in the way of Valentine's Candy and cup cake's. Tell your partner now you want flowers and no candy, no chocolate, no cake, just plain out right no sweets at all. Dinner and a movie will be great. It is all up to you to make a plan and stick to it... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:40:46 EST Music to move and groove by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60393000 I promised Judy that I would post music to keep up moving while she was gone, and due to my job searching, I completely forgot to do it...My bad....Here is today's 10 minutes music for today! <BR> <BR> Let's start with The Twist by Chubby Checker <BR> <link>youtu.be/im9XuJJXylw </link> <BR> <BR> Now have we got the blood moving? Let's go to The Main Event/Fight - Barbara Streisand <BR> <link>youtu.be/9yEbTEla5Uc </link> <BR> <BR> Now let's get into the groove with I Will Survive-... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 03:02:30 EST ARE YOU GETTING IN 2 FRUITS & 3 VEGGIES DAILY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x60375615 Are you getting the recommended fruits and vegetables? If so let us know here..... <BR> <BR> Blueberries 1/4 c <BR> Peaches 1/4 c <BR> Pineapple 1/4 c <BR> <BR> Cabbage <BR> carrots <BR> potatoes Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:42:13 EST WHY DO YOU LOVE SPARK PEOPLE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60330332 Tell me why you love Spark People or why you are here? You could just post something about your journey or how you became a spark motivator. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:20:28 EST Did You Log in Today? How Many Points did You Get? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60311529 Did you remember to log in today if so, how many log in points did you receive? <BR> <BR> Yes and 5 points <em>244</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:10:32 EST READ A BLOG AND POST 2 IT FOR A GOODIE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x60140108 Read a team mates blog and leave an encouraging message and leave us a link and you will receive a goodie from Judy, Bob or me! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 19:25:39 EST GET YOURSELF MOVING MUSIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x60131510 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227<BR>x60129324 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beginning Monday 12-29 this will be posted under this forum. Thank you. If you do not like the topic let us know. Thanks Sat, 27 Dec 2014 21:20:15 EST GET YOURSELF MOVING MUSIC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x60129324 Each morning I will be putting music up to get you moving. The genre will vary from Rock to Pop to Country to well what ever. Post your own is you like. Music can make you move and have fun at the same time. What ever you want to do. If you want to do your chores or formal workouts, whatever just move. (Even if you are just a-dancin' in your chair.) LET'S GO!!! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>386</em> <em>319</em> <em>23</em> <em>318</em> <em>316</em> <em>359</em> <em>313... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 15:37:49 EST JANUARY CHALLENGE: 30 MINUTE WORK OUT & SAVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x60109351 I challenge you to work out for 30 minutes five days a week in January and every time you complete 30 minutes take and place $5.00 into a Money Jar. If you cannot afford to use actual money, please feel free to use a virtual money jar. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 17:48:34 EST The Power Of A Good Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x60066591 Change your mood, change your outlook <BR> <BR> <BR> Have you ever noticed how some days just feel … perfect? <BR> <BR> You wake up in a good mood. Your breakfast tastes a little better than usual. Your coffee is at just the right temperature and warms you from the inside out. <BR> <BR> Your spouse seems extra sweet. You call your kids and enjoy catching up with their lives. <BR> <BR> No matter what you do, it just seems to go right. <BR> <BR> <BR> The science shows that when you’r... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:06:13 EST Who is KillRbee18? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x59968632 To my new teammates, here's a copy that I send to my new SparkWarriors (aka Sparkfriends). It is a copy of my intro and a little of my expectations. If you should visit my sparkpage; you would see that I have a small group. I do this because this small list is very manageable. I try and hold my Sparkfriends accountable; if I don't see any activity I cross them off my list. Although, I have had friends re-visit my sparkpage and request that I put them back and as long as my list isn't too long... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:02:40 EST UPDATE US ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS ;- ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x59944115 <em>224</em> Hey there! How is it going? How about giving us some encouragement with your successful weight loss strategies, or just let us know how it is coming along for you. Are you losing or do you need some motivation? Let us know, we here to help. <em>306</em> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> <em>223</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:57:45 EST SPECIAL DAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x59906705 Hi, it's Mama Judy, on the other teams where I am one of the leaders, I have a special notebook where I keep track of special dates for the members. If you don't mind and if you want to participate, please share your special under this topic. I need to know the following from all of you who want to provide the information. <BR> <BR> The Month and Day of you Birthday (year only if you want to) <BR> The Month, Day and year of your Sparkversary <BR> The Month,Day and year if you like of your W... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 14:24:47 EST WEEKLY TEAM DIGEST LEADERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x59891457 Here each Sunday you will be able to see the weekly Spark Points and the weekly Fitness Minutes top five winners for the previous week. Good look to all of you. Be sure to track your fitness and complete you goals page each day. Have a great week. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:15:10 EST INTRODUCE YOURSELF/HOW DID YOU GET SPARKNAME? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x59890531 Hello. My name is Judy. Also known as Mama Judy and I am your new leader. Ihave introduced myself before as Singinglady47 from Tennessee. Please feel free to visit my page and get to know more about me. Please feel to sparkmail me off you have questions <BR> Have a great evening. Hugs, Mama Judy. <BR> <BR> My name is simply what my grandchildren call me and where I am from. I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. I am a singer and that is why it was Singinglady before. But now I am just Gr... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:54:15 EST SELF ESTEEM: HOW CAN WE HELP OTHERS? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x59890127 As motivators, we need to ask ourselves "How do we raise someone's self esteem" or "How do we make them feel better about themselves" <BR> <BR> I can only tell you what makes me feel better about me. And that is knowing that someone cares about me. Do you care enough about your team mates to tell them that you "Love them and that you believe they are beautiful just the way they are" I do and I mean it from the bottom of my heart. We are here to help build up each others self esteem, to enco... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:53:35 EST Giggles and Tickles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x59888829 Question and Answer Christmas Jokes <BR> <BR> Q: What do elves learn in school? <BR> A: The Elf-abet! <BR> <BR> Q: What's the most popular wine at Christmas? <BR> A: "I don't like sprouts" ! <BR> <BR> Q: If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get? <BR> A: Missletoe! <BR> <BR> Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? <BR> A: Frostbite. <BR> <BR> Q: Why was Santa's little helper depressed? <BR> A: Because he had low elf esteem. <BR> <BR> Q: Why doe... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:09:18 EST CHALLENGE 4 DECEMBER: VIRTUAL MONEY JAR FOR STEPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x59888193 For every 300 steps you complete on your tracker you will add $1.00 to a virtual money jar. At the end of December we will see how much money we could save ourselves for a reward and if you want you can do it for real. It is always nice to have a way to reward yourself with a nice shopping trip, a special day at the spa, or the guys can always go on a camping trip, buy that special something they have always wanted. They are always amazing ideas that you can do with extra money. Any way you c... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:42:13 EST TIPS FOR SUCCESS IN MOTIVATION & WEIGHT LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x59888096 8 Tips to Become a Morning Exerciser <BR> <BR> By Jen Mueller, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> Are you someone who jumps out of bed each day, bursting with energy and ready to go? If not (and not many people are!), then you aren’t alone in wondering how morning exercisers do it. Somehow it must be easier for them to get up when the alarm goes off at 5 a.m., because that’s not something you could possibly do, right? Well, not necessarily. It might not be easy, but you really can slowl... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:28:55 EST MOTIVATIONAL SPARK PAGES: CHECK THEM OUT NOW!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x59881967 Let's face we have all been there. On that roller coaster of dieting. Well it is time to get off the roller coaster and get on the Spark People way of life diet and it is the way of eating healthy for life. That is right it is for life not a diet. This is where you learn to eat healthy, get inspired to exercise and lose weight the right way. And enjoy doing it. Visit these Motivational members and learn how they took off the weight for good and had fun while doing it!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:26:10 EST CHECK OUT THESE BLOGS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11462x33227x59881929 Blogs that are so informative that you really can't pass up, if you are committed to losing the weight for good! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824298 </link> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:18:36 EST MOTIVATION WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x59881902 1 - What is the most motivational thing that has happened to you on your journey? <BR> <BR> 2 - Why were you selected as a Motivational Member originally? Do you think you <BR> have continued to be motivational or has the novelty worn off? <BR> <BR> 3 - What is the greatest challenge you have faced during your Weight loss journey and <BR> how did you overcome it? <BR> <BR> 4 - Who or What is YOUR greatest inspiration and why? <BR> <BR> 5 - What is the best thing about be... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:13:55 EST Strategies to Reach Any Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x59881838 This is a must read article by a SP staff writer: Mike Kramer <BR> A Blueprint for Goal Achievement <BR> If you are having trouble or know of someone having trouble reaching their goals, this is a recommend article by SP and myself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=398 </link> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:03:42 EST POST YOUR DAILY GOALS HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x59876319 LIST AT LIST 3 GOALS TO GET DONE TODAY AND FOLLOW THROUGH FOR YOU! <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>243</em> <em>224</em> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:46:19 EST MOTIVATE ME: TELL ME WHAT YOU CAN DO TO BE A LOSER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x59876300 That's right, you heard me!! Come on now and let's get motivated and tell me what you can do to become a "LOSER". The biggest LOSER of all time. Come on now we can do it!! After all we all have been nominated as motivators. So I have FAITH IN ALL OF YOU!! Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:41:11 EST Have a wonderful life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x58506939 The best way to motivate ourselves and others is to have a wonderful life. When whatever our life IS, is accepted as wonderful by us, we behave differently toward ourselves and toward others. We exude joy and contentment. We share our joy and love with others. Others begin to want what we have and then make efforts to find their own joy and happiness. It is contagious and a beautiful way to motivate others. Do you have a "WONDERFUL LIFE" or are you one of those who is not living up to y... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:49:11 EST Inquiring Minds Want to Know - week of 5/25-5/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x57994838 I started this on another team and there has been a great response. We can do it weekly or just monthly. The idea is a series of questions that you can answer as you choose - one a day, one a week or all of them in one or more responses. The idea is to help us get to know each other. Even silly questions can reveal things that might strike a chord in someone else's heart. Let's see if we can stir things up a bit. <BR> <BR> 1 - What is the most motivational thing that has happened to you... Sun, 25 May 2014 17:07:20 EST When warmer weather arrives . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x57633758 What are your plans as the weather warms up and spring settles in and heads toward summer? Do you change your exercise and eating plans? Do you spend more time outside or do you get overheated and stay inside where it is air-conditioned? Will you go on vacation or do you go in the winter? Why does it seem that weather and temperatures influence how we eat and exercise? My favorite seasons are Fall and Spring because I am not overly fond of EXTREMES of weather - like warm days and cool ev... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:50:35 EST Is SPRING really here? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x57304302 This was a rough winter, but we are starting to see signs that spring might eventually arrive. What happens to your motivation and your progress when the weather lightens up and you start to see signs of spring actually coming? <BR> <BR> For me, I can almost FEEL the sap start flowing in me. I get eager to be outside, even though the temperature may only be 40 or 50, it FEELS warm and I start getting excited about going for a little walk or just looking out and making plans. <BR> <BR> I... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:40:52 EST Motivational but not . . .? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x57133950 We have all been selected as motivational members but what are we NOT? I know that while I am officially a leader here, I am DEFINITELY NOT a leader. I am active, surely motivational at times, but in no way do I consider myself a LEADER. I respond better to others than I do at initiating activity. I apologize for not being a better leader here, but I try to be active and took this initially without really understanding fully what I was getting into. I know we all have different strengths... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:01:01 EST Recharging your batteries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x56918232 What is the MOST rewarding way to recharge your batteries? <BR> <BR> For me sleep is great but actually the best way for me to recharge my batteries is to go to the pool and spend hours in exercise and therapy pool. It really heals my mind, relieves my stress, heals my body, and generally makes me feel fresh, new, and whole again. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:00:19 EST What or who is your inspiration on this journey? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x56705656 You are providing motivation and support for others, where do YOU turn for your inspiration? <BR> <BR> I turn both inward and outward for inspiration. I look to prayer and God, meditations, books, and SP to find my inspiration when I a struggling. I also find that my own commitment is often the little push I need. I have friends and family who support and encourage me but also find that there are times when I simply need to CENTER myself and focus on my own health issues rather than wor... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 09:18:10 EST New Year's resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x56466557 Did you make some resolutions? Or, are you like me and just following your plan and maybe kicking things up a notch or two? If you made resolutions, how are you doing with them? Do they help you and why? <BR> <BR> I didn't make any this year because I am struggling a bit with Helen's decline in health, nasty weather challenges, and with the challenges that are arising at school. I am however sticking to my plan and doing fairly well with maintaining my routines. I routinely am walking... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:31:07 EST New Year - New FRESH Start - what are YOUR plans? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x56232159 It is a new year and time for a fresh beginning - a new start - not to wipe away all the old choices and decisions but a chance to try something new and different. What ONE thing are you going to put extra energy into and focus on more diligently? I think starting with ONE new focus can really kick us into gear. I am putting extra focus on becoming more organized and procrastinating less. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 18:43:52 EST The holidays are here. What's your game plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x56007472 My game plan is to continue to exercise and eat rationally and for the most part healthy but to allow myself to enjoy the seasonal treats within reason. This is a LIFEstyle change not a death sentence for me. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 06:57:34 EST Holiday Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x55675640 What is your best tip for surviving the holiday food traps? <BR> <BR> For me, I typically take very small servings of the things that tempt me and don't go back for more. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 04:21:54 EST The world is your oyster http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x55317029 What do you do to make YOUR world a more wonderful place for yourself and also for others? <BR> <BR> I think that my job is part of what I do to make the world more wonderful for my students, but also for myself. I get a great deal of joy in seeing these students progress. I think that my little status updates and the way I end my blogs is another way I make the world a more wonderful place - not only for myself (they act as reminders that I need to keep positive and upbeat for MYSELF) but... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 09:08:23 EST If you could change ONE thing about your life. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x55154531 What would it be? <BR> <BR> If I could change one thing about my life, I would find a way to make enough money to be comfortable and so I have enough to share more and enrich the lives of those I love. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 20:30:07 EST If you were to be a cheerleader . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x54571475 . . . what or who would you most enjoy cheering for, and why? <BR> <BR> I am at the point where I would most enjoy cheering for those who are working hardest and struggling a bit - in other words, I would like to cheer for the underdogs. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:05:36 EST What can you change today . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x54556426 . . . that will make the greatest difference in your life? For me, the thing I can change that will make the greatest difference in my life is not so much a change from what I HAVE been doing recently, but rather, what I have done in the PAST when things start to get hectic and chaotic at school. What I need to change is to REFUSE to give up my exercise and pool time - regardless of how hectic and chaotic things become. I need to keep in mind that not only does pool time provide exercise, ... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:42:56 EST What ONE thing could someone do for YOU? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x54384349 This question has to do with taking care of US. People who support, help, care for, and encourage others NEED care, support, help, and encouragement too. What would be the one thing that would make YOU feel supported, cared about, and encouraged? Who would be the person who could make the greatest difference in YOUR life? Would this one thing help you to be a BETTER, more caring person? <BR> <BR> For me, the ONE thing that comes to mind for me, is for someone to PASS IT ON to someone els... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 19:50:19 EST Make a difference in someone's life today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x54295971 What have you done recently that made a difference in someone's life? Think about this, not only in terms of things you have done for others, but also in your own life. After all, YOU are SOMEONE too. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:52:00 EST Tip of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x53920907 The challenge is to post a tip of the day - it can be about what helps you be so inspirational, about losing weight, about staying upbeat, make-up, clothes, cooking, or whatever special tip you wish to share. Have fun with this - it can be an interesting thread. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:08:26 EST What is a way to motivate yourself and others? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x53295644 Do you have any special way to motivate or inspire others? How about for yourself? What works best for you? <BR> <BR> I tend to greet new members and people who have not posted. I offer a few suggestions, help, and encouragement. This helps me and also the others (at least I think it helps them, but I KNOW it helps me). Fri, 10 May 2013 17:39:56 EST Why Do Nothing When We Can Do Something About It? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x52443818 YOU CAN DO SOMETHING <BR> <BR> Hello everyone... <BR> <BR> In the past little while I've heard so many people saying that nothing is happening, I'm not losing weight, I'm not making progress, the scale must be broken, but the truth to the matter is... nothing is being done to correct the problem or to find the solution. <BR> <BR> I ask you... What have you done to better your situation? What have you done make progress in your fight towards fitness? What exercises have you added (If any) ... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:32:56 EST What is the ONE thing that MOST inspires you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x52298926 I am curious what it is that most inspires you to try harder, work more consistently, or to make the changes you need to make to succeed in the journey to a HEALTHIER YOU. For me, my health and reduction of pain were my initial reasons or inspirations - now, I was actually DANCING in class with my students and aides - shaking it, and having fun and my KNEES didn't even hurt - WHAT A TRUE INSPIRATION. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:31:31 EST Can You Accept Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x51863867 Have you ever experienced a change in your life that was so great that you didn't know what to do? <BR> Sooner or later you'll experience a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success. <BR> I just went through a multitude of Crisis' and it isn't easy to get back on track... <BR> <BR> I lost my Dad in December, I almost ended up in the hospital due to complications due to Diabetes, I have multiple nerve problems now because of the complications,... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:07:02 EST happy new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x51384749 Three Wishes <BR> When you are lonely <BR> I wish you Love <BR> When you are confused <BR> I wish you Faith <BR> When you are down <BR> I wish you Joy <BR> <BR> <BR> wishing you and yours all the blessings of the 2013 <BR> blessings and hugs...............lita <BR> <BR> <BR> new years resolution link <BR> <BR> <link>www.moninavelarde.com/newyears/ </link> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:15:52 EST It's Habit Forming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x51197419 If you want to be successful... Your Habits Should Be Positive And Successful! <BR> <BR> Good intentions are never enough when it comes to weight loss and lifestyle changes! The habits that you form early on and continue to use throughout your lifestyle change will be the habits that you'll keep. <BR> <BR> First you make your habits, and then your habits make you. <BR> <BR> If you form a habit of eating a bag of double filled Oreo Cookies and a 2 liter of Coke every night before you go to... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:22:49 EST You Can Achieve ANYTHING With The Right Attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50925640 November 22, 2012 <BR> <BR> You Can Achieve ANYTHING with the right attitude! <BR> It's not enough to want something... you also have to believe that it is possible to get it and you must have the willpower to keep pursuing the thing that you desire! <BR> <BR> Your new lifestyle depends on the right frame of mind and the constant desire to obtain it! <BR> The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life, is simply the will to pursue it and the faith to believe that it is ... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:49:10 EST Are Your Dreams Becoming A Reality?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50915041 Are You Acting On Your Dreams or Just Dreaming? <BR> <BR> The opportunity for a new life and a new lifestyle has been handed to each and every one of us... I've dreamed of this for years... but am I acting on my dreams or am I continuing to simply dream with no action? <BR> <BR> The opportunity to change is there, the opportunity to better ourselves is in our grasp and yet... for some... it's still a dream! All of the ideas are there, all of the concepts have been presented, all of the plan... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:55:13 EST Are You Positive?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50903576 November 20, 2012 <BR> <BR> The good and the bad of it! Is the glass half full or half empty? <BR> To each person there's always a good side to every situation that we face! Did you know that? The problem is in how we perceive the situation and how we act on it! The question I have for you is this... When something bad happens, do you get miserable, angry with yourself and others, do you put the blame on others? Is there another way to approach the situation other than negative thinking? YES... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:15:10 EST There's Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50783046 The only thing to fear... is fear itself! <BR> <BR> We've all heard it... but have we ever thought about how it affects us and keeping us from completing our Goals? Fear... The fear of not being able to accomplish what we want and need to accomplish... Fear of what other people will say if we don't make it... Fear of the unknown... Fear of wrong decisions... Fear within... Fear to take that first or next step! <BR> <BR> Yes Fear is (In many cases) the deciding factor in preventing you from... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:09:27 EST Today Is A New Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50756036 November 09, 2012 <BR> <BR> You've probably heard the old saying "If life gives you lemons you should make lemonade" What else could you do with them? Well, lately I've been making lots of lemonade while changing what I thought was a "changed" life style" <BR> <BR> All of the research, all of the exercise, all of the changes don't mean a thing unless you are prepared to commit 110% to the cause. No cheating, No "just once won't hurt" attitude... No! It has to be a permanent change and you h... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 10:05:26 EST The results are in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50663382 November 2, 2012 <BR> <BR> YOU GAIN STRENGTH OVER COMING OBSTACLES <BR> <BR> Sooner or later you'll encounter a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success. I just met with quite a crisis last week. My tests came in and although my glucose reading was normal to high, 5.8 the Doctor asked me to come into the office to discuss the rest of the findings. Through bumping and prodding, poking, tests, ECG's, Nerve testing, treadmill testing and the ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 19:48:18 EST Small Steps mean Great Success! You CAN do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50571960 It has long been a theory of mine that when some people start something that they're passionate about, they try to do too much, get discouraged and quit before they can reap the benefits... they quit! <BR> <BR> I know through experience that before I had Spark people and the amazing support group on my side I tried to do everything myself. I walked blindly through... day by day and when things got tough... I hid in snack food, junk food and comfort food! There was no support for me! <BR> <B... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:19:59 EST When you are given an opportunity, do you take it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50560859 October 26, 2012 <BR> <BR> When you are given an opportunity, do you take it? <BR> <BR> When it comes to making decisions regarding your lifestyle change do you let things just"Happen" or do you make your own opportunities? I make my own opportunities for the most part. I put reminders on the fridge and calendar. like "Make salad your "Big" meal" or "think before you eat!" I also post reminders to weigh myself, book on to Spark People or Planning of daily meals. <BR> <BR> You need to mak... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:11:09 EST Are We Pre-programmed to Lose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50475728 Have you ever experienced any failures on your weight loss journey? I know I have... As human beings, I believe we are pre-programmed to fail!... Let me explain. When you go into a grocery store, do you just get the things you need or do you get some things that you like? <BR> <BR> This used to be part of my list... Icecream, chocolate, potato chips, dip, pop, pretzels, candy, pastries, chocolate milk, rich and sugary salad dressings, cookies, cake, and the list goes on... But every mouthfu... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 18:41:00 EST Today is your day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50297120 It doesn't matter if you only have a few pounds to lose or a couple of hundred, the concept is the same. You have to change what you're doing in order to make changes in your life. Short of surgeries (Which is still a change) How will you get to your goals? <BR> <BR> For me, I take small steps towards small goals... something that is attainable. I find that if I try to do it all at once I get frustrated. My thoughts go everywhere and I don't know what direction that I'm heading! Yup, small ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 11:57:49 EST Do you want to be successful? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50253104 Do You Want To Be Successful? <BR> <BR> October 05 / 2012 <BR> <BR> If you want to be successful at your new lifestyle you can start at anytime.... But If you want to be successful... you have to start. <BR> <BR> Today is the day, now is the time, and you've made the right decision to start now! Why wait. It's a proven fact that most people will wait rather than start and that first step is never taken! (Sad but true!) <BR> <BR> You won't accomplish anything if you wait for all the po... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:58:44 EST Successful People Always Follow Their Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x50016061 How successful have you been lately when it comes to your new lifestyle? Have you been up and down? On again off again, Flying by the seat of your pants when it comes to staying on track! <BR> OR......... <BR> Have you followed your tried and true plan to success? But has your plan been followed to the letter? <BR> I have news for everyone.... <BR> <BR> SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE FOLLOW THEIR PLAN! <BR> <BR> Successful people will follow their plan from start to finish until they've not only met... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:24:58 EST Do you think ahead with regards to your health? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49750788 Do you think ahead regarding your health? I know I sometimes let things go when I should be seeing a Doctor, partially because I'm afraid of what the Doctor might find or what the Doctor might make me do... but you know what? Sometimes it's better to stay ahead of the pain, ahead of the problems, ahead of the worry... and not have to worry as much about stress! I know I feel better knowing when I'm in better health! <BR> <BR> Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of st... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 13:21:10 EST We have a new Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49598372 HEY EVERYONE... <BR> I'd like to welcome Nancypat1 as our new Co-Leader to the team... Please drop in and say hi Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:30:36 EST Are Your Wishes Coming True? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49486766 Are Your Wishes Coming True? <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you wishing on a star only to find out someone else got to it first? Have you closed your eyes tightly and waved your magic wand only to find you've used a wand that doesn't work? A wand that doesn't live up to your expectations? How about that incantation that you say hoping you'll experience that "Hollywood" POOF!!! Lets be realistic here... Your wishes won't come true unless you work at them! That's right no Al Lah Peanut butter sandwiches ... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 12:27:29 EST Are you a Leader? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49471391 Do you have what it takes to be a leader? For years people have been trying to lead others by taking on a position or title without regard to what people really want or need! Luckily I have had the opportunity to share leadership with some of the most influencial, knowledgeable, motivating, sharing, caring and loving people that you'd ever want to meet! <BR> <BR> They spend their time, day in and day out, researching, writing, helping, befriending and caring about people that have become lik... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:43:38 EST Why it's important to set good goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49350706 August 7, 2012 <BR> <BR> Why you must set a goal to get to where you want to be! <BR> <BR> You can't go anywhere without a goal... When there's no purpose there's no interest... without interest there's no ambition... and without ambition you have nothing! <BR> <BR> I guess you could become an Olympic couch potato. Picture this... The Olympic theme playing in the background, your coach rubbing your shoulders, Remote control ready ...and set... The thumb serves a massive volley on the remo... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 12:48:44 EST does "no pain no gain" apply to you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49244184 When you're working out and someone says "No Pain, No Gain"... can we apply this to our own circumstances, our lives, our eating habits... and should we? Let's take a look at it... <BR> No Pain (EWWW...Pain) ok no pain... great if there's no pain I'm in but wait... If I don't gain anything, why should I do it! Well... that's the point! There has to be some pain... There has to be a sacrifice, There has to be change in order to move ahead. <BR> <BR> The man's nuts you say... Say it isn't so R... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:51:03 EST I Wanna Be A Bear http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49208498 A Bear <BR> I want to be a bear...... <BR> <BR> If you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that. <BR> <BR> Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that too. <BR> <BR> If you're a bear, you birth your children (who are the size of walnuts) while you are sleeping and wake to partially grown, cute, cuddly cubs. I could definitely deal with that. <BR> <BR> If you're a mama bear, everyone knows ... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 12:34:24 EST How are You Staying On Track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49182029 July 27, 2012 <BR> <BR> You have goals... goals that define who you are! As you know, successful people follow their plans and keep updating their plans to achieve their goals! The question I have for you today is... how often do you change your plans ...updating the path of success to achieve your goals! <BR> <BR> Think about it! When you first started in Spark People or even before Spark People did you set out to lose weight for a specific reason only to find out that the original plan d... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:22:15 EST How Do You See Yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49120200 Do you ever dream of how you look... How good it would be if... 30, 40, 50 or more pounds taken from you and how great you'd feel if they were gone? Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and flexed those muscles or turned sideways and wondered...how great am I going to look when all this fat isn't there any more... one more question... Have you ever tried to stand funny on a scale trying to make it read lighter... I have... Guilty as charged... I've sprained my ankle trying to get the scal... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:03:44 EST Are You Enjoying Your Successes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x49008599 Are you enjoying your Successes? <BR> <BR> July 16 / 2012 <BR> <BR> You'll never achieve real success in your lifestyle change unless you like what you're doing and like what you're eating! It's true. If it hurts when you exercise or if you do exercise that you don't like doing, chances are you'll quit is a short period of time due to lack of interest! The same is true about what you're eating. If you're forced to eat things that are not what you like, chances are you'll give it up and retu... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:06:42 EST Are You Feeling a Little Trapped? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48949682 Are you feeling a little trapped? I know I am... with bills piling up, My wife losing her job... I know about 4 years ago, at this point I would have thrown my hands up in the air... felt sorry for myself and headed to the refrigerator for Ice cream and comfort food. I know now why this isn't an option any more... I know I have to keep my goals in mind. I have to stay on track even though THAT ICE CREAM IS CALLING MY NAME! But what am I to do? <BR> <BR> There are many options available to ... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:32:14 EST Apologies to my teams http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48946000 I'm sorry I haven't been able to post as much but my wife lost her job 7 weeks ago and we've had to shut down the internet at home. I still have internet at work but not much time other than lunch time to post. I hope to be up and running soon <BR> <BR> Ray Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:50:38 EST Who can we blame for the way we look? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48824200 I have a statement that has been brought up to me and I would like to address this statement and how it affects our progress in the new lifestyle change that we're working on! This statement is... "You are what you eat!" Let me repeat this... "You are what you eat!" <BR> <BR> The Ideas for preserving foods have been around forever with canning and salt curing but the revolution really didn't start happening until 1944 when frozen foods were introduced to travelers on airline flights. In 195... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 12:13:05 EST How to reach your goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48808727 In a nutshell, to reach your goals that you've set for yourself you must do the following things. <BR> 1. Be persistent! don't quit! Keep working at it! <BR> 2. Repetition... Keep doing the activity until it becomes second nature to you <BR> 3. Constantly Learning new things and new ways to better yourself! <BR> <BR> #1 Persistence... <BR> Keep trying is the rule that must be followed to be successful at anything. To try and fail means you've just found another way how "Not to Do It". Your ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 11:39:47 EST Hello Handsome... My Name is Rose (Motivational) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48700749 Hello Handsome... My Name is rose (Motivational) <BR> <BR> June 26 / 2012 <BR> <BR> The first day of school our professor introduced him and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. <BR> <BR> I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being... <BR> <BR> She said, ’Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm eighty-seven years old. <BR> Can I give you ... Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:22:28 EST What's in an accomplishment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48683933 What is the greatest accomplishment to date that you have ever accomplished in your life? <BR> Mine would be having my wife tolerate me and my little idiosyncrasies and stay married for 22 years. Was yours to buy and pay for a home? buy a new vehicle? Take the kids to Disneyland? <BR> Run a marathon? There are lots of great accomplishments and they are great to be sure, but what about your new Lifestyle... <BR> <BR> To me... This is one great accomplishment! It's an ongoing accomplishment th... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:37:42 EST Are You Finding It Hard To Stay On Track? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48609188 June 20,2012 <BR> <BR> Do you find it hard to stay on track when it comes to your new lifestyle change? <BR> <BR> I know I do... I sometimes have this "It's only this once" attitude and I'm drawn away to comfort foods rather than staying on track but why is this so... I don't think it's fair to have all of this fattening food where I can reach for it. It's not fair that I'm the only one having to change my lifestyle rather than being able to do what I want, and eat what I want! Why can't I ... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:11:46 EST Do You Want To Be Successful At Weight Loss? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48591524 June 19 / 2012 <BR> <BR> Do you want to be successful at weight loss? <BR> <BR> Of course everyone including me is saying yes right now! Of course we want to lose weight but the real question we should be asking ourselves is what are we doing to lose the weight? <BR> Are you staying on track, choosing the right foods, practicing portion control, drinking the right things and exercising to stay fit? <BR> <BR> Well... do you want to be successful? <BR> <BR> In weightloss as in life itself.... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:59:03 EST Are You Ready To Plant The Seeds To Your Future? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48521359 June 14 / 2012 <BR> <BR> Are you ready to Plant Your Seeds? Your imagination is the seed to your success! <BR> <BR> Do you look in the mirror and don't like what you see? You're not alone. I look in the mirror and still hold out my hands to block out the parts of me I want to disappear! I still have a protruding belly but it's not like it once was and those double chins have all but disappeared but yet, there's still the turkey skin that I look at under my chin... <BR> <BR> It's time to p... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:08:57 EST Do You Take Risks Or Do You Play It Safe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48489799 Do you take risks or do you play it safe? <BR> June 12 / 2012 <BR> <BR> Losing weight can be a very difficult thing to do... especially when everywhere you turn there's another snack, pastry, comfort food, junk food platter, sugar drink and the very annoying person that says..."If you all have just one more bite then I won't have to put any of this away!" But lose we must and the beat goes on! <BR> <BR> I know things can be hard on us but do we really have to take chances with our lives whi... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:56:47 EST What to Do If The Weather Doesn't Cooperate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48472794 Hello everyone... <BR> <BR> I have been getting a lot of E-mails and Spark Mails about what can do when the weather doesn't cooperate! I hear people moping around, not feeling "In the mood", Generally feeling lousy and giving into the weather. (and their food cravings!) <BR> <BR> Well today, we can change that! If you want an alternative to the summer time blues because of weather, here's a few things you can do! <BR> <BR> Exercise Videos have been a great workout tool for me and I'm sur... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:04:36 EST Why is it so hard to lose weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48419309 June 07 / 2012 <BR> <BR> I ask you this... Why is it so hard to lose weight? Answer... (I know I know) It's complicated... but it doesn't have to be! <BR> <BR> Basically, your fears rule your actions! If everything is going well for you, you'll find, your weight loss is easier. When something runs amok, (I have a pet muck and I loose weight by running my mok) When things run amok the "I don't know what to do" syndrome kicks in! At that point the insecurities set in and Bingo Bango Bongo Th... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 14:02:52 EST If You Want To Lose Action Is Required! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48384192 If you want to lose weight then the time to start is NOW! Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month.... Now! It isn't a "When I feel like it type thing is a now thing with commitment attached. You have to be prepared to change your ways in order to change your weighs! <BR> <BR> This Challenge has to be right for you! The right food, the right exercise and the right direction to keep you headed towards your goals! But before you try your new lifestyle change be sure that this lifestyle chan... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:05:29 EST Do you know how to get to your goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48247972 <BR> A long time ago, back in the days of the dinosaur,... sorry not that far back but if you ask my son he'll tell you that I'm Jurassic... older than dirt... a long time ago, when I was a child, my grandfather used to have all of us kids sit on his knee or around him, and he would tell us how life used to be in Germany, growing up. <BR> <BR> He would tell us how every morning, each of the kids had their chores to do before school and how each chore meant that they could survive when the... Sun, 27 May 2012 10:10:23 EST It's Time To Do What's Right! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48168316 May 21 / 2012 <BR> <BR> I have been thinking lately that I have been putting a few things off and I'm not getting myself back in the game! I want to do more with my family but I also can't forget about all the hard work that I've put in that's gotten me this far! I know I have to succeed but still the temptation is there to sabotage my efforts! They keep giving me extra snacks, pop, chips etc no matter where I go and to tell you the truth... I don't like it! What am I going to do... give in ... Mon, 21 May 2012 13:49:27 EST How Do You Motivate Yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48110994 May 17 / 2012 <BR> <BR> What keeps you Motivated? <BR> <BR> I'll tell you how I stay motivated and perhaps it will help you along your journey! <BR> <BR> When I was first told that at an early age, I would only live for another 6 months, that got me to thinking. I told myself... I said "Self... It's time to figure out exactly what you want to do!" I was told by the doctor that in 6 months time, if I didn't do something about the situation that I was in that I would lose my eyesight, have m... Thu, 17 May 2012 11:27:58 EST Are you having one of those days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48094259 Are you having one of those days? You're feeling frustrated because there's no "YOU" time? <BR> You're not alone! A lot of people are feeling the crunch and having to work extra hours, pulling you away from the things you would rather be doing! <BR> <BR> Think about this... When you get home and you only have a couple of hours possibly before you go to bed, what do you do? <BR> <BR> Clean up your house,do the dishes, Do laundry, Make supper, etc I must admit, I'm guilty of this but in the ... Wed, 16 May 2012 11:06:16 EST Dreams Do Come True If You Know What To Do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48077679 So... You have this dream of losing weight... you keep looking in the mirror but very little seems to be happening and you want it to happen NOW! I know I know... you step on the scale and you seem to be on the dreaded weight loss roller coaster... what can you do! you can make your dreams of weight loss a reality! <BR> <BR> If you have the power, knowledge and the opportunity to change your life. You can make anything you want of it. It's not difficult, it just takes some effort, consistenc... Tue, 15 May 2012 11:28:34 EST Revitalize Coach Dean Motivational Boot Camp Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x48036725 Can we do it? <BR> CAN we, folks named as "motivational members", go to a team which was created for people seeking motivation.... and make that a functioning team to the extent that we interact with people needing a hand? <BR> <BR> Or... can we replace it in some way? <BR> This team filled an incredible need. But was incredible because of the expertise of Coach Dean. So it would have to be reshaped from a Coach-led team to a member-led one. Hmmmm... is it possible? <BR> YUP.... a challeng... Sat, 12 May 2012 14:44:37 EST Successful Weightloss and How To Get It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48021613 Here is the problem ... I carry around too much weight with me daily!... My question is how can I be successful at losing that weight? Before we get started, if you really want to see what it's like... carrying around extra weight, you actually have to feel what it's like to carry the weight! <BR> <BR> Here's the test!... I am 45 pounds overweight! How do I see what it's like to carry around 45 pounds? This is how my doctor described it to me. If you can put a backpack on and fill it with 2... Fri, 11 May 2012 12:09:45 EST If you Don't Like Where You Are... Change It ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x48003706 May 10 / 2012 <BR> When did you find out that where you are is not where you want to be? For me it was when I finally came to terms with not being able to do things any more with my family... Like being able to participate in things like walks at the zoo or playing a round of golf with my Dad, Singing in church because I got winded really easily! <BR> When I discovered Spark People I finally realized why my therapists and Doctors had said all along... If you don't change your ways, you're goi... Thu, 10 May 2012 09:49:58 EST Do You Have The Courage To Go Forward? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47987474 Do you have what it takes to go forward? <BR> <BR> In each and every one of us is the courage to go forward... but we have to find it to get us where we want to go! Your courage takes you to places where you never thought possible! It makes it possible to take that next step to complete your goals. It's also your courage that makes you face the unknown and and still move forward! <BR> <BR> Your Courage also makes it possible for you to keep trying and trying and trying even if there are tho... Wed, 9 May 2012 10:04:47 EST Weight not going down? Plateau Again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47952102 Good day everyone... <BR> <BR> The latest round of E-mails, Spark Mails etc has people asking why... if they're trying so hard, why aren't they losing weight! Of course this has no one answer but I'll give some insight around the Phenomenon known as the Plateau! This is the time when everyone feels that no matter what they do, they just can't lose weight! <BR> <BR> It's true that when you get to your plateau there are certain things happening in your life that make it impossible to lose wei... Mon, 7 May 2012 09:41:20 EST Who Do You Thank For Your Accompli shments? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47933410 Who do you thank for your accomplishments? <BR> <BR> Before I joined Spark people I had so many mentors, friends, concerned bystanders, family and most of all, my Doctors, Therapists, Nutritionists and it’s true these people were instrumental in the progress that I’ve made so far… But when Spark People came along these incredible individuals stepped up to the plate! <BR> <BR> Not a day went by that I didn’t get positive feedback, compliments, prayers, encouragement, motivation and dir... Sun, 6 May 2012 01:48:22 EST Are You Ready To Open The Door To Opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47908918 When the door to your future, your goals, and to your success is closed and you hear someone knocking on the other side, will you be ready to answer it? Will you have the confidence to turn the handle, face the responsibility and take the responsibility to the next level? <BR> <BR> It's time to open your own door to success! Success on any major scale requires that you accept responsibility and Take the chance and run with it! You'll never get anywhere waiting for the right opportunity to c... Fri, 4 May 2012 09:59:30 EST Excuses Excuses Think you've heard them all? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47874527 Hi Guys... In the amount of time I've been with Spark People I have heard many many excuses why people couldn't exercise and I'd like to clear the air a bit... I've used the excuse mill to get into and out of everything from exercise, eating junk food, justifying why I couldn't do anything "That day" and you know exactly what I mean! so without further adieu... Here are some of the excuses and / or sayings that I've heard or used. <BR> <BR> My cat is sick <BR> My dog is sick <BR> I have t... Wed, 2 May 2012 09:57:51 EST You Cant Win If You Don't Take The First Step! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47857240 Tuesday, May 01, 2012 <BR> <BR> Here you are at the biggest race of your life... The incredible lifestyles change race... the horn is about to sound but you're hesitating... you don't know if you want to step into the starting block or walk away from this life changing event. <BR> <BR> to your right is a person dressed in white track shorts and white shirt! She's been running the race for years! She looks incredible and you're feeling a little bit intimidated... she calmly says "Don't worr... Tue, 1 May 2012 11:30:02 EST Don't try these at home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47827310 During my Motivation research, I found a little article that I got a laugh out of. How many things did you try to look thinner? I'm not going to tee up the article but I will give you some of the highlites! <BR> <BR> Here are some of the more creative ways to look and feel younger... (don't try this at home,,, you may hurt yourself) <BR> <BR> 1] By using duct tape, you can wrap your fat up tight so you look smaller. (If you use this one be sure to wear a tee shirt where the tape goes or y... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:26:10 EST What is Motivating You to Change Your Lifestyle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47808707 Is that a loaded question or what? <BR> <BR> What is Motivating you to Change your Lifestyle? <BR> When I first joined Spark People I was going to the be like my trainer... sleek and trim, confident, a wealth of information and he had a 6 pack that wouldn't quit! I wanted to impress my wife by being just like him! <BR> <BR> Before him, there was Arnold Schwarzenegger... The body builder... but at the time, I wasn't in good enough shape to even watch him work out much less do it my sel... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:54:53 EST Are You Ready For Change? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47806780 Are You Ready For Change? <BR> Saturday, April 28, 2012 <BR> <BR> If you are ready for a change?... then this blog is for you! In order for you to grow in your life you have to accept the fact that there will be changes in your life as well! <BR> You see... all personal growth involves change! <BR> <BR> It's not the fact that there's change, but it's how you and others around you deal with that change. When you grow into the new lifestyle, you are going to be responding positively to the ch... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 12:02:34 EST Dreams Do Come True! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47792671 A wise old cricket once sang When you wish upon a Star your dreams come true! <BR> Have you ever sat on the grass and just stared up at the stars in all of their magnificence? <BR> Have you ever wished on that bright star only to find out the someone else used their wish on that star? Not to worry... There are Billions and Billions of stars up there... just waiting for your wish! <BR> <BR> So... what was your wish? <BR> <BR> I remember wishing to be a bodybuilder, because I thought it was... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:16:37 EST What Does a Goal Do For You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47740705 A goal is not unlike your best friend. A goal gives you something to think about when you think that what you're doing is impossible! The Goal keeps you going... and if you're dedicated to the goal nothing else will get in your way until you complete your goal! Your goal will give you the willpower to continue when all others say you can't do it! <BR> <BR> If you have no goal you have no place to start. Goals help you to stay focused and see you through to the end! It's that important! If yo... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:51:54 EST Do you know how to motivate yourself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47691659 For some people, the act of staying motivated is a struggle! For some, it's easy but do you know what it takes to stay motivated... Let me tell you! <BR> <BR> Simply put, Motivation is the driving factor that keeps you focused on what you do! If you want something, you have to live it, sleep it, breath it, eat it! What ever it is... it's the one thing that you'll do anything for to accomplish! You may be depressed, you may be sick, you may be excited but you'll keep on doing what you're doin... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 14:40:36 EST Who Did You Blame For All This? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47690005 I remember, years back, when I was 330 pounds, I couldn't take responsibility for my actions no way... no how! I recall blaming my wife for the good food that I always ate, I blamed her saying it was all her fault because I was so big! I've blamed my Mom... saying it was heredity and I was "Big Boned". (She fed me well) and she made sure that we never went away from the table hungry! My Dad always wanted us to join in Hockey, soccer, basket ball... whatever would get us out of the house but u... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:02:43 EST Do You Truly Believe In What You Are Doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47676317 I have some questions for you and I want you to answer them truthfully... When it comes to the weight loss program that you set up for yourself do you truly believe that your program is effective? <BR> <BR> Do you believe that your efforts are 100 percent towards that program? Could you do better? <BR> <BR> Statistically Speaking, nobody can be 100 percent in any program that is developed or any program that is used! but, there is a factor that you can always count on! If you truly believe... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:32:43 EST You want to be successful? Channel your energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47672839 When you wake up in the morning after a good night sleep, you've had your breakfast and you're all prepared for the rest of your day, do you turn into a tornado and mindlessly do things without thinking? Or... Do you channel your energy on the Important tasks that need doing and leave the lesser tasks until later? <BR> <BR> Your success depends on how you focus or direct your energy to accomplish the most important tasks first. If you choose the tornado and mindlessly go from place to place ... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:18:43 EST You do have a choice regarding weight-loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47660292 This is your starting point! Right here and right now. You're at the cross-roads ready to make a decision! Probably the biggest decision of your life... Yes, your family or friends are behind you no matter what you decide, and there may be Nay-Sayers in the crowd that'll tell you that "You'll never do it so forget it! <BR> <BR> It just doesn't matter... Why... Because you're in control of your life and of your decisions! When It comes right down to it... you have the final say as to what you... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:27:48 EST You are your environment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47640509 Take a look around... is your environment holding you back? No I'm not talking where you live but also who you're associating with! Everywhere you go... everything that you do... your environment impacts who you are! <BR> <BR> In the weight loss game it would be nice if everything were to the letter perfect... but guess what... They're not! At work do you see vending machines, calling your name... Have a soda, have a chocolate bar, have some chips, and how about on the way home? Triple burg... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:17:23 EST What have you given up to be healthy again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47627505 What have you given up to be healthy again... What a loaded question. <BR> <BR> There are no easy road when it comes to change... especially lifestyle changes! Your being asked to give up your lounging time to devote to exercise and movement! You're being asked to give up your personal comfort foods like chips, dip, pop, fatty foods, chocolate and for what? so you can be healthy and fit? EXACTLY! What did you have to give up? <BR> <BR> Whatever you want in life, you must give up somethi... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 14:28:47 EST CHALLENGE: Turn a negative into a positive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=11489x33227x47619495 Ok, Motivators... one of your teams is on a positive, interactive flow giving solid recommendations to a new member who reached out for support and advice. Ut oh...then along comes SuperDownerMember to plop P--p right in the middle of all that good stuff! <BR> <BR> We've all been there. (Ok...maybe you're lucky and haven't? lol) <BR> So... what do you do next? <BR> <BR> TO DO THIS CHALLENGE: <BR> <BR> Read the following post from our Fictious Super Downer Member. <BR> Then post your res... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:06:33 EST New Co-Leader http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47589090 Hello Motivators! <BR> <BR> I'd like to introduce you to Sam (SAM60SUMTHINK) Very Motivating to me and I hope to others as well! Many of you knew her as GRANDMASAM on Sparkpeople! A wonderful lady and now my Co-Leader! Motivational Members Welcomes you as our newest team leader! <BR> <BR> <BR> Ray Sun, 15 Apr 2012 09:18:25 EST If You Are Winning Then You're Not Afraid To Lose http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47565309 If you consider yourself average and you would like to be great, listen up... there's not much difference in the two! <BR> <BR> The difference between great and average is how often you repeat what you have to do to succeed in your goals! To Accept risk as a normal part of living. There is no risk if you want to remain the same! No change is deemed to be your lowest point... your starting point! <BR> <BR> If you do just a little each week and are on again off again when it comes to your ... Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:28:50 EST It's Time To Take Action! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47549263 It's time to break away from the old you and say hello to the new and improved you! <BR> <BR> New opportunities are always coming up but are you ready to take advantage of it? You must be ready when an opportunity comes before you. When talking to others are you prepared to change your thinking, to research the new way and discard the old? <BR> <BR> I try to keep an open mind and I do my homework when it comes to my health! Nothing goes in my mouth until I'm convinced it's the right thing ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:21:21 EST How did I do it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47545910 Hello everyone... <BR> <BR> I have been receiving Spark mails and E-mails asking me how I lost all of my weight! I won't be able to give you every detail but I can get you started with the main things that worked with me... <BR> <BR> 1. Use a 9 inch plate! By using a 9 inch plate you tend not to overeat (put down your fork between chews) <BR> <BR> 2, When you're through cooking, weigh out how much food you're eating and arrange it on the plate I usually don't go over the size of a deck of... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:07:40 EST Plan to Fail...If You Fail To Plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47529119 I recall back in my youth going camping with the Boy Scouts out at camp Gardner. .. and one of the things they had us do was to bring the supplies we needed. This list had a magnifying glass, a compass, a sleeping bag, small candles for warmth, a can opener for the canned food, rope, and other miscellaneous things like clothes pins, extra clothing, socks, underwear etc... everything that we needed to survive in the wilderness! <BR> This plan was set out weeks before. we must have had 5 or 6 m... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:08:34 EST The Good Side Verses Tha Bad Side (good wins) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47501692 I remember when I was a young lad of about 8 My Mom would say "you've been lying... It's written all over your forehead" and as a young child I'd run to the bathroom to have a look to see if the word "LIE" was there...! Well times haven't changed all that much for some of us... <BR> <BR> You know what I mean... go to the fridge and get that last piece of pie or leftover turkey and after we're through we'd run to the bathroom and look at ourselves in the mirror to see if the goodies had put o... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 17:51:28 EST Getting Back On Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47494989 Easter extras add a little extra weight? Did the chocolate get to you? How about less exercise while entertaining guests for Easter... If you said yes to one or more of these, it's time to get back on track! <BR> <BR> It's easy to get sidetracked when you have chocolate bunnies, Chocolate eggs, Cream filled Eggs, Mountains of food and time taken away because of preparing the full meal deal for family and friends! You may also have had soft drinks or a few beer... Lets Face It... When it come... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:17:21 EST Are You A Dreamer? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47453663 Do you dream? Do you wish upon a star for your dreams to come true? I do!! <BR> <BR> Did you know that most people, who are successful, are dreamers? It's true. Sometimes your dreams or visions give you a better direction of where you want to go! This vision is maybe what you'll see at the end when you reach your goals, or... it may be incentive to keep moving forward when you go for your goals! <BR> <BR> Dreams are a most useful tool... especially when you're trying to change your lifest... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:15:25 EST Attitude is Everything! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47405317 When you get up in the morning, do you go to the bathroom, look in the mirror and growl, frown, feel a little down, do you put a negative feeling or emotion on t your day without even thinking about it? I know that I have! But do you know that with a little bit of conditioning you can make yourself feel better, look better and live better by changing what you do and how you act? It's true... <BR> <BR> This is what I found out. If when you get up and you frown at yourself it will carry on mo... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:32:00 EST The Why Is This Happening To Me Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47357968 In the last little while I have been flooded with E-mails about people who start the conversation with... Why Me? or why is this happening to me? Why can't I lose the extra weight? Why do I snack all the time, Why do I keep craving Ice Cream? or Why can't I be like you? <BR> <BR> Those are actually hard questions to answer but they're easy to answer if you want to do something about it! For example: Why Me? First off you are you and you make the decisions that you have to live with (good or ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:18:06 EST What is Motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47310773 I was asked a while ago about what I thought Motivation was and me being a "Motivational Speaker" you would think I would have an answer right there, but you know, I had to think about it so the right explanation would be given. <BR> <BR> Here it is... In a nutshell... <BR> <BR> Motivation is what's inside you that gives you the ability to take action in thought, word or deed whether you feel like it or not. <BR> <BR> Somewhere inside, you have to harness the power to say I have to do th... Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:40:16 EST Knowledge is Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47123644 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER <BR> <BR> The most successful people in life are the ones with the best information. This is so true and people with power are people who know how to get things done. How do I know this? I'm one of them! I love to research, I love to read about may subjects that help a lot of different people! Weight loss, cooking, nutrition, reading nutrition labels, exercise, and much much more... but the thing that I love to do best is motivate people... That takes a lot of reading ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 11:29:23 EST Participate to Rejuvenate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x47122725 You can't have success without some form of hardship! <BR> You can't expect to take a magic pill, or wave a magic wand or rub the magic lamp and expect that the genie in the lamp will grant you the wishes that you're looking for! <BR> <BR> The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains. Through thick or thin... you are in control of your destiny! The next decision and every decision that you make will guide your outcome! <BR> <BR> Are... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:33:43 EST Motivation and Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x46886218 Here’s what 90 days will do for you!! <BR> YOUR HABITS WILL PUSH YOU TO SUCCESS <BR> First you make your habits…doing what you need to do…eat right, getting fit …and then your habits make you! The 90 days will lead you to success or failure depending on what you do! <BR> . If you can continue doing what needs to be done, eating right, exercising, tracking your goals, tracking your meals, staying committed you will be a success! And… Success is only 90 days away! <BR> <BR> By breaking those... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 18:04:14 EST SparkLive! - Cold Weather Exercise Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x46184009 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 22:03:27 EST SparkLive! class - Noteworthy Nutrition Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x46053144 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 22:53:44 EST Motivation and 90 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x46044223 Motivation and 90 Days <BR> <BR> Happy New Year Everyone! Sorry I haven’t been able to get back to everyone sooner but between my work, overtime, and continuing health problems I haven’t been able to get on the computer to be with you! This year I’m going to intensify my efforts and make more solid progress. I have gained back 10 pounds and I had the New Years Blues but… now that is in the past! New Year… New Goals! What I have learned over the years is that your past is in the past and you... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:18:10 EST SparkLive! class - Choosing A Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45905033 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:30:11 EST SparkLive! class - Secrets of Strong Starters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45770618 SparkPeople is now offering weekly motivation and support classes, to help you achieve your weight loss success. There are several classes, offered throughout the day (weekends too), with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the element... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:40:10 EST SparkLive! Class - 7 Rewarding Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45670801 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:28:34 EST SparkLive! class - Simple Stress Busters http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x33227x45563338 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:15:11 EST SparkLive! class - Avoiding Holiday Gains http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45471557 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:28:34 EST SparkLive! class - Healthier Holiday Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45374626 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:55:36 EST Spark Live! 5 Ways to Prevent Weight Gain at Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45261007 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 17:11:32 EST SP article - a must read! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45243913 We are ALL emotional eaters, some just more so than others...this is a short, but excellent article that has some great tips on how to overcome our emotional eating triggers... <BR> <BR> This year can be a very stressful time of year. <BR> <BR> I hope you enjoy. <BR> <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well<BR>ness_articles.asp?id=596 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 10:11:21 EST SparkLive! topic - Thanksgiving Survival Guide http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45171563 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:31:20 EST SparkLive! class - The Power of Positive Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x45057381 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:54:39 EST SparkLive! class - Thinking Inside the LunchBox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44952250 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 19:15:54 EST SP Live! Topic - Eating Healthy on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44841147 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 22:15:43 EST Using the new cookbook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44832823 It's been a few weeks since the SP cookbook was released so thought I'd check in and ask if those who bought it have used it yet. What are your thoughts? Worth the purchase? Getting new meal ideas? Happy with what you've made? <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start... <BR> <BR> I had pre-ordered the book and received it promptly from amazon.com. I've just made 2 recipes and was very happy with both. My goal is to make at least one new healthy recipe each week. <BR> <BR> I'm also enjoying readi... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:42:51 EST SP Live! meetings: Healthier Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44726923 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 17:07:51 EST SP Live! meeting: Breakfast s-Getting A Great Star http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44627834 Achieve weight loss success with live online support, motivation, and help to reach your goals. <BR> <BR> These meetings bring SparkPeople.com to life–at a time that’s convenient for you. Every week you’ll interact live online (via video, audio, and chat) with other SparkPeople members and leaders. The meetings include many of the elements of SparkPeople.com that you know and love, in a way that was never before possible! Together, we’ll offer support, share tips, celebrate our WooHoo! momen... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:17:53 EST Are you getting the new SP Cookbook? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44422569 I am. I preordered and amazon shipped it early this morning. Hoping it will arrive today; but, it is guaranteed for tomorrow. I'm really excited about trying some new healthy recipes. <BR> <BR> In case you haven't read about it or want more info (including the chance to get 500 Spark Points), check out this blog: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SP_STAFF </link> Tue, 4 Oct 2011 12:25:46 EST Vote for SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x44175417 Vote for SparkPeople! <BR> Monday, September 19, 2011 <BR> <BR> Hi all! <BR> <BR> SparkPeople has been nominated (by our amazing members) as a top 5 fitness site by Lifehacker.com, but we need your vote to win #1 (it only takes a second)! <BR> <BR> We love when readers get to vote for awards because it gives SparkPeople members an easy way to Spread the Spark and help SparkPeople win, so please help us out -- we're currently in 2nd place! <BR> <BR> All you have to do is visit the followin... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:40:57 EST Motivation and Adversity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x43916183 Have you ever woke up in the morning and because of a medical condition you actually feel unrested, tired, bogged down ... feeling like you can't face the world? I have... every single day since I started taking this new medication for Gout and Arthritis. <BR> <BR> There are days sometimes when I feel..."what's the use... if I can't I can't" Then I remember... My Wife... My Family... My responsabilities ...and My commitment to myself and I realize that I just have to "Suck it up Buttercup" ... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 13:37:06 EST Help Coach Nicole ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x43841166 Help Coach Nicole Land a Times Square Billboard! <BR> Wednesday, August 31, 2011 <BR> <BR> Here's a quick and easy way that you can help Spread the Spark! <BR> <BR> Coach Nicole has an opportunity to appear on a billboard in NYC's Times Square—and you can help her get there. All you have to do is click the link below, and then click on the "vote" button in the top right of the screen. It takes just three seconds! <BR> <BR> http://about.me/coachnicole <BR> <BR> You can vote up to once a ... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:37:00 EST Have You Been to a SparkPeople Live eMeeting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x43701688 Come read my blog to learn what it's all about: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4445083 </link> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 01:11:55 EST One Year Sparkversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x42948571 I just CAN'T SAY ENOUGH thank you's to all my SparkFriends and TEAMS for the wonderful and AWESOME support this last year!!!! I posted a video blog documenting my year with this WONDERFUL website! <BR> <BR> Love and hugs, and looking forward to another year with SP--maintaining my weight loss and reaching new goals!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 13:49:06 EST LIVE SUPPORT & MOTIVATION..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x42874451 THIS IS PART OF A NOTE FROM coach JEN <BR> <BR> SparkPeople is excited to partner with Livemind to introduce;SparkPeople eMeetings& our new online support meetings! <BR> <BR> We designed these meetings to provide SparkPeople members with live support and motivation. Each week we’ll cover a different topic related to weight loss, exercise, healthy eating or motivation to help you meet your goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We'll ask you to participate in the meeting, and then afterward join a ... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 13:43:28 EST Motivation and Lifestyle Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x42387744 What will it take for you to be a winner? What will it take for you to succeed in your lifestyle change? <BR> These are great questions. Other things to think about are...what will you have to give up or to do in order to stay on track and to complete your journey to fitness. <BR> <BR> Surprise... the lifestyle change isn't something you can do for a short period of time and expect success! It's a continuous effort in order to maintain what you've already accomplished! <BR> <BR> What doe... Sun, 12 Jun 2011 20:28:01 EST Happy Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x33227x42090428 It's a warm (almost hot) sunny day here and I hope all of you are having an equally lovely weekend. <BR> <BR> Happy Memorial Day to all who celebrate this holiday! <BR> <BR> Happy weekend to everyone! <BR> Sat, 28 May 2011 12:10:49 EST