SparkPeople Exercise Your Mind ... Read!! Team Messageboard Step Away From The Computer And Pick Up A Book! SparkPeople Exercise Your Mind ... Read!! Team Messageboard when you're done reading curious to hear what folks do with books you've bought when you're done reading them. Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:23:40 EST Favorite book New to SparkPeople and to this group ~ Love to read! As a reading specialist, I'm curious what your favorite book was as preteen/teen. So hard to narrow to one, but I'd have to chose A Wrinkle in Time. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:12:08 EST Hi from a Newbie I've just joined SP this month (Nov 2016) and am learning my way around the site. SP has so much to offer, and I'm trying to take advantage of what I need most. I hadn't considered a readers team until I ran into this one, but a lightbulb went off. Used to be I read constantly, especially to relax. But after I retired and now with all the time in the world it's just a habit I've lost. The last few years my reading has been replaced by online mahjong. <BR> <BR> I'd like to recapture the ... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:59:42 EST Hi Spark Readers! Hi new team! <BR> <BR> I used to have a book club with two other couples where I live, but within the span of a few months, both couples moved away. Sad! So, I was happy to see a Spark Team of readers :) <BR> <BR> I've gotten away from reading in the past, or I'll read "fluff" books that - while entertaining - haven't been all that enriching. Don't get me wrong, I think there's a time and a place for SURE for that kind of reading, but my personal goal lately has been to get back to reading... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:29:31 EST Lift Heavy Things, Put Them Down, Repeat <em>362</em> Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year? <BR> <BR> <em>323</em> 1/2 pound <BR> <BR> <BR> Explanation: <BR> Without consistent strength training, muscle size and strength decline with age. An inactive person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year after age 20. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But, muscle loss is not inevitable. With regular strength training, muscle mass can be preserved throughout the lif... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:07:33 EST Party Time: Birthdays, Anniversaries, & Special D <em>383</em> <em>384</em> <em>44</em> <em>285</em> <em>236</em> <em>321</em> <BR> Share Your Special Days With Us So We Can Help You Celebrate!! <BR> <BR> <em>383</em> Today is my Birthday, so I will be doing Something Active, Just Because I Can!! Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:44:13 EST Did You Walk Today? <em>311</em> Set a Goal for your Daily /Weekly Steps. Keep track of them here. <BR> <em>208</em> At the end of the week, let me know if you met your Goal and I will send you a Team Goodie (until I run out!). Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:15:04 EST How Many Pages Will You Read? <em>149</em> The idea for this Team came from the Adult Fall Reading Program at my Local Library. <BR> As you did for that Challenge, here we will set our own Goal for Pages Per Week to be read. It can be anything you like ... Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Devotionals, etc. Just not on the Computer. <BR> <em>209</em> Keep track of your Daily Totals here. At the end of the week, let me know if you reached your Weekly Goal, and I will send you a Team Goodie (as long as they last!) Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:10:20 EST Play Spark Trivia & Share With The Team Sharpen your mind and learn more about healthy living in a few minutes each day! <BR> <BR> You'll earn 3 SparkPoints once you correctly answer 3 questions in a day. You can have as many tries as you want, but once you answer 3 questions correctly, you'll have to wait until tomorrow for more opportunities to try again. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:35:50 EST Did You Make Time For Fitness Today? <em>311</em> Yes Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:54:48 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:24 EST Introduction Bibbulmun Track Virtual Trek Its actually early morning here – the time in New York now is 4.40pm on Saturday – here in my part of Australia its 6.40am on Sunday morning – whilst in West Australia where we will be trekking its 4.40am on Sunday morning!! <BR> <BR> The Virtual Trek will start 7th April - please register your interest in this thread. <BR> <BR> I hope you have been thinking about what to pack in those virtual back packs you will be using for the trek – remember to keep it light – you have to carry them nea... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 19:42:40 EST Bibbulmun Track Virtual Exercise Challenge Are you ready to take on The Bibbulmin Track and trek through the unique, ever changing scenery of the South West corner of West Australia ? All that is necessary is simply to want to have fun and increase your exercise <BR> <BR> Move (walking, or any other form of exercise) as much as you can during the 5 weeks of the trek <BR> The aim is to reach an exercise and a step goal during the 5 days of the Trek each week, and then increase this during the other 2 days in the week by doing the op... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 04:12:45 EST Curves Divas Chat Corner Come on in - grab a cup of coffee, or green tea, or a glass of water and join the chat!! Anything goes (almost)!! Sun, 3 Mar 2013 00:49:52 EST Your dreadfully slack leader here!! I do exist - but its a very busy time here at present - we have had floods - they say the 1 in 200yr floods - but what ever they were devestaing - Curves Bundaberg, Mayborough and Gympie were flooded - Gympie for the second time in 2 years. <BR> We aere actually high enough to be clear but have been getting down and dirty - and I mean - dirty!! The smelly silt left was disgusting!! <BR> Result - I have done little on Sparkpeople for a couple of weeks!! <BR> But fear not - I am alive and kick... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:35:00 EST Sodium challenge - 20th - 26th Jan Salt – we all eat salt – our body needs a certain amount – but I wonder how many of you realize how much salt (sodium) you are actually eating in a day. I know a lot of you don’t add extra salt at the table these days – but what about the hidden sodium in foods?? <BR> You can track your sodium intake in your nutrition tracker by going to the bottom of the tracker and clicking the button “change nutrition goals” under the list of nutrients and the amounts you require there is a button “Add a... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:44:57 EST Sleep Challenge repeated 13th - 19th Jan Since only 2 of you attempted this and neither of you completed it - I thought I would give you a second chance!! <BR> <BR> This week we will have a sleep challenge - we all know that we should get between 7 - 8 hrs sleep each night - but do we? <BR> The challenge is to go to bed every night this week at the same time and to get between 7 - 8hrs sleep every day <BR> Record your results here. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 04:09:45 EST Progressive Challenge - 14th - 19th Jan This week we'll have a 6 day Progressive Challenge! Each day we will add another challenge but we will keep doing the first challenge(s): <BR> <BR> Monday: Exercise at least 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes AND drink at least 6-8 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water AND and eat at least 5 freggies (fruit and veg) <BR> <BR> Thursday: Exercise at least 10 minutes, drink at least 6-8 glasses of wat... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 04:07:03 EST My Curves Complete Diary Today - 11/01/13 - I am starting Curves Complete <BR> I actually have been doing Curves Smart for a couple + years - and last Tuesday got the Curves Complete program. <BR> Today is wk 1 - Day 1 - weigh and measure - before photo - and check diet plan personal changes with counselor. <BR> I had been controling my food for ages anyway - but everyone had told me that week 1 is very hard - its meant to prepare you for the rest of the plan - but I definately think there is enough food - using th... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:11:13 EST Water Challenge - 6th Jan - 12th Jan This challenge is a tough one, and one that most people need help with. <BR> <BR> The challenge is drink one glass of water upon waking, one w/ breakfast, two between breakfast and lunch, one w/ lunch, two between lunch and dinner, one w/ dinner. <BR> <BR> I hope that this method of getting in enough water during the day is helpful to you, and becomes a habit that you can carry with you long after the challenge is over. <BR> <BR> This structure ensures that you stay hydrated throughout ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 04:14:47 EST Sleep Challenge - 6th Jan - 12th Jan This week we will have a sleep challenge - we all know that we should get between 7 - 8 hrs sleep each night - but do we? <BR> The challenge is to go to bed every night this week at the same time and to get between 7 - 8hrs sleep every day <BR> Record your results here. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 04:11:36 EST Tell us about your Non Scale Victories?? We tend to think that we are doing great if the scales go down – but there are other things that are as important if not more important than the scales – these are what we call NSV (non-scale victories) <BR> <BR> For many of us these are a necessary, though often forgotten important part of claiming backs our lives, and or freedom!! Things like being able to breathe better, wanting to do things we used to avoid, going to bed tired at night, getting a good night’s sleep and waking ready and ... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:45:28 EST 5 or 10 min exercise challenge This challenge is for you to spend 5 or 10 min (or as long as you like) on exercises for different parts of your body each day <BR> Use this list as a guide - and if you are stuck on what exerciuse to do for which area of your body - either check out the Sparkpeople videos - or the Chair exercise YouTube channel <BR> <BR> Sunday: Stretches: <BR> <BR> Monday: Core: <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Lower Body: <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Upper Body: <BR> <BR> Thursday: Core: <BR> <BR> Friday: Lower Body:... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:26:25 EST Back to Basics Challenge - 31st Dec - 6th Jan This challenge will run from 31st Dec - 6th Jan <BR> Our first challenge of 2013 will be to get back to the BASICS! Chose at least 2 (or more) of the following mini challenges to work on this week, You may join the challenge at any time during the week. Just work on your mini challenge for the remainder of the days. There is no competition here. This is for our own personal help. Check in daily or at the end of the week to let us know how you did. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:17:50 EST One Year Ago, Today <em>249</em> Take a moment to reflect on Where You Were, What You Were Doing, and How You Have Changed in the past 365 Days. <BR> <em>248</em> Tell us about your Non Scale Victorys and the New Habits You Have Formed. <BR> <em>321</em> Let us Celebrate with you Your Success and the Progress you are making!! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:06:08 EST Welcome New Members of any ability or nationality Welcome all and any new members - we love to see people join the team and will do our best to help and support you. <BR> Please Introduce yourself here. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:42:09 EST Come on Aussie, Come on!! Come on all you Aussies out there who go to Curves - I know there are lots of you - come and show these Americans that we use Curves too - <BR> Introduce yourself in this thread and tell us which Curves branch you use. <BR> I am from Hervey Bay, Qld. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:37:40 EST Curves Divas Chat Corner - Jan 2013 Hi ladies <BR> Welcome to a new year - 2013 - a year that's going to be your best yet!! <BR> As well as a new year - we are a new (reworked) team - with an international flavour - LJCANNON is American, and I am Australian - so between us we cover both hemispheres. That makes the team very international. <BR> Some of you may already know me from the Chair Exercise Team - and I sort of specialise in exercise for mobility handicapped people - but I have been a member of Curves for 2 1/2 or so... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:00:26 EST Your steps and fitness mins can take you round Oz I also belong to an internet site - Walking with Attitude - <link> </link> <BR> On that site there are a lot of challenges - for moving over various tracks - some in Australia, some in USA, some in other countries - and both steps and exercise count towards the movement. There are virtual maps and they move you as you go!! <BR> I find it very motivating to see myself moving !! Also you can learn about the country and places you visit as you go!! <BR> Chair ex... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:41:45 EST Word Game: A-Z Things I like about Sparkpeople Always fun Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:29:47 EST Exercise Ideas For Limited Mobility Members I am limited mobility - and I enjoy my sessions at Curtves 2 or 3 times a week, depending on the petrol situation in my car!! <BR> However we are told to walk on 2 or 3 days a week as well - the more walking the nbetter . <BR> I don't do walking - with severe osteoarthitis in my knees - walking is out - and I have to think that there are many other members who have trouble walking, though they are committed to exercise. <BR> So in this thread we will discuss other methods of exercise that are... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:25:54 EST Hervey Bay coming to stir West Aus up!! Hi <BR> I am from Hervey Bay, Qld - and have been going to Curves here for about maybe 2 1/2 yrs. I enjoy the company and the fact that as a partially handicapped person I can actually manage the workouts. <BR> I am thinking of trying Curves Complete in the New Year - its changing (well here it is - WA may be different) to a Woman's Health Club rather than just exercise -and the Curves Complete will be lifelong access rather than the present 3 mths - at least thats what is being said - f... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:40:32 EST Quote Of The Day <em>458</em> " I Have Been Driven Many Times To My Knees By The Overwhelming Conviction That I Had No Where Else To Go. My Own Wisdom And That Of All About Me Insufficient For That Day". <BR> <BR> .....Abraham Lincoln Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:33:32 EST Sharpen Your Mind With Spark Trivia Sharpen your mind and learn more about healthy living in a few minutes each day. <BR> Even when you miss a question, you're still learning something new about living a healthy lifestyle. <BR> You'll earn 3 points once you correctly answer 3 questions in a day. You get as many chances as you want, but once you answer 3 questions correctly you'll have to wait until tomorrow for more opportunities to try. <BR> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:51:28 EST Walk, Walk, Walk! <em>363</em> Walk for 10 minutes before or after every meal. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 08:44:51 EST WEATHER REPORT FOR YOUR AREA <em>444</em> Not sure what the Temperature was exactly but I had to scrape Frost off the Windshield this morning. First time this Season. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:36:50 EST Keep Moving Ladies <em>362</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>361</em> <em>313</em> <em>342</em> <em>237</em> <em>318</em> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> Consistent Exercise is one of the Keys to Success on this Journey. Have YOU Moved Today? Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:21:21 EST CHILL YOUR CHEEKS 2012 The City of Yukon (Oklahoma) sponsors the Chill Your Cheeks 5K in November at the City Park to kick off the Christmas Season. They don't 'Require' that you Run, but you do have to complete the Course in 50 minutes or Less. <BR> Currently I am walking about a 17 - 18 minutes mile. On the Treadmill and Elliptical, I can do much faster. My goal is to enter it this year and complete it in 45 minutes or less! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:05:12 EST AUGUST GOALS <em>311</em> Walk 10,000 Steps 6 Days a week (or more!). <BR> <em>34</em> Burn at least 500 Calories a Day 6 Days a week. Tue, 2 Aug 2011 01:06:47 EST Weekly Weigh In I record my 'Unofficial' Weight at home Sunday mornings. I do not change my Ticker until my "Official" Weigh And Measure Day every month at Curves. You can do your own weight weekly or monthly--whichever works best for you. Sun, 24 Apr 2011 08:48:56 EST Monthly Weigh & Measure <em>7</em> We cannot manage what we do not measure. It is important to take the time once a month to measure your Progress on the Scale and with the Tape Measure. Please take time to have your measurements done at Curves. <BR> <em>220</em> Then come here to share your progress with the Team. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:20:53 EST Zumba in the Circuit I'm just loving my Zumba in the Circuit workouts and I haven't laughed this much for ages. <BR> Check out our Facebook page. <BR> Curves Mt Hawthorn <BR> Curves Mt Lawley Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:23:52 EST This Made Me Smile Today For the next 100 Days I am going to keep track of at least one thing every day that makes me Smile. It can be as small as a Commercial on TV or as Big as Reaching a Goal. <BR> <em>341</em> Today my smile is because I was able to shop for and deliver Mom's Grocerys WITHOUT PAIN!!!! <BR> PLUS, I still have the energy to go for my walk later. <BR> <em>100</em> <em>334</em> <em>100</em> <em>30</em> <em>100</em> <em>41</em> <em>100</em> <em>334</em> <em>100</em> <BR> update: <BR> ANNA... Sun, 20 Jun 2010 20:55:27 EST Keep Your Flag In The Top Five Posts <em>652</em> <em>676</em> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:26:00 EST No Excuses Cafe ~ Sit & Chat Awhile Leslie Sansone Walk The Walk Video Sun, 27 Dec 2009 11:24:29 EST Keep Christmas In Your Heart All Year Long <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <em>445</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:04:48 EST SmartCur ves..How Many Calories Did You Burn Today 513 <em>198</em> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 12:17:06 EST Did You Get Your 5 Fruits & Vegetables Today? Yes, 2 for breakfast--1 for Lunch--2 for Dinner <BR> <em>104</em> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:48:01 EST How Many Points Did You Get From The Wheel Today? <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>223</em> Wed, 9 Dec 2009 23:59:57 EST Welcome to all our Curves Club Members This site has been set up to help you succeed in your fitness and weigh management plan. <BR> Curves Mt Lawley and Mt Hawthorn classes have started and I know how motivated you all are and how some of you love a bit of competition especially Lisa, our manager from Mt Lawley. <BR> Lyn, Kathy & Lisa would love to hear from you so post a message. <BR> If you are from another club tell us about your club. <BR> Don't forget to fill in your exercise and food diary each day as it will help you stay ... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 21:04:29 EST