SparkPeople CREATING A NEW YOU Team Messageboard We are on a long journey where we will encounter turns, shifts and a time to change who we are. A time to transform ourselves as does the butterfly. Choose to use your wings and fly. SparkPeople CREATING A NEW YOU Team Messageboard Message Removed Message Removed Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:34:27 EST 2020: Question of the Week <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did you reach your goals in 2019? Do you have any plans for 2020? <BR> <BR> For me, I lost 45 pounds last year, had 2 surgeries and it took about 3 months to recover! I am planning on a good year without any health issues! Wed, 1 Jan 2020 12:05:45 EST hi i'm an old sparker who's come back (again) - so many things are different, i'm liking the changes (mostly) <BR> <BR> i need to get rid of 100+ pounds but more importantly i need to get rid of my old mindset and move forward spiritually/emotionally/mentally in order to keep the weight off once it's gone <BR> <BR> i've probably lost 150 lbs in the last ten years - 20 pounds here, 25 pounds there - but gained them back again each time (usually with an extra 5 or 10 pounds) - is it self-sabotag... Wed, 23 Jan 2019 12:47:43 EST 2019: Question of the Week <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have you set any new goals for yourself in 2018? <BR> <BR> No new goals! I just want to get my back issues resolved so I can get out and walk for more than 15 minutes! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 10:37:49 EST 2017: Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any pets? What are their names? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't have any pets. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:06:53 EST What did you do today. To STRENGTHen Your Wings <BR> <BR> What did you do today... to STRENGthen Your Wings <BR> <BR> examples... exercise... eating ... inner work... etc.. <BR> <BR> anything that helped make you feel stronger... more positive about yourself <BR> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:08:54 EST CREATING a Balanced Healthy Self Honoring my WHOLEself ............. 12/13/2016 <BR> <BR> ~SPIRIT~ * ~HEART~ * ~MIND~ * ~BODY~ <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Started day off with Prayer &amp; Meditation <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> feeling a bit down...... <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thinking I need to keep focus on Happy thoughts <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> making sure I walk &amp; fit in physical movement throughout the day Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:05:09 EST Counting by 10's 10 Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:37:33 EST 5 Letter Words-- NO Repeating letters Above Sat, 3 Oct 2015 22:47:21 EST March...Did You Know That Did you know that.... <BR> <BR> The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:43:04 EST New Fun Feature to Upload Pics to Your Messages.. Coach Jen announced today that SP has added the ability to upload images into regular message board and team message board posts today. It works just like uploading an image to a blog post. When you go to make a post, you’ll see a new button that says “add an image.” Click that button, select an image (from your Picture folder) and upload it. Once you submit the post, the image shows up in the appropriate place in your post. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:49:14 EST Newbie saying Hi! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been a spark member for quite awhile now but didn't really get going until October of 2014. Since then, I've been working out consistently several times a week and my eating has improved. I've lost 6.6 pounds and on the quest to lose more! I enjoy Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds (WATP) dvds and recently added ST to my routine. My week consists of WATP on Mon., Wed., and Fri. and ST on Tues. and Thurs. My hubby and I have always enjoyed hiking in the p... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:21:42 EST A - Z...Words Ending in ER. astER Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:46:12 EST Did you take a supplement today.... <em>334</em> Vitamin D Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:36:55 EST What did you have for breakfast... oatmeal, tea, V-go juice. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:35:10 EST 2016: QUESTION OF THE DAY <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> True or False: Alcohol is metabolized DIFFERENTLY than other foods and beverages. <BR> <BR> True <BR> False <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you think? Tomorrow, I'll give the answer! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:52:58 EST Give a WooHoo If You Posted on the Wall <em>244</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:25:41 EST EMOTICON: How You're Feeling Today <em>9</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:21:32 EST February: 30 Minutes for 28 Days This challenge starts February 1 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:06:10 EST January: 30 Minutes for 31 Days Challenge <em>381</em> Come and post how many minutes you worked out today. Any kind of exercise will do. walking, skiing, swimming, golfing, weight name it, you can do it! At the end of Jan. I will hand out goodies for all those that take on the challenge. Wed, 1 Jan 2014 00:31:04 EST Count by 2's 2 Thu, 1 Aug 2013 19:12:24 EST Count by 5's 5 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:23:00 EST Did You Drink Your Water Today? <em>91</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 21:04:20 EST Did You Do Strength Training Today? <em>224</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 21:00:52 EST Give a WooHoo if you Did Your Cardio <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:58:19 EST April...30 Days to a Greener Life <BR> <BR> Each day I will post a daily tip to help us keep our planet cleaner.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> With all the buzz surrounding eco-friendly living these days,you maywonderwhere to start.But reducing your impact on the planet can be simple,and every action does make a difference. Want even more incentive to change? Most green actions will save you money,limit <BR> waste,enhance your health and even increase your over all physical activity—all while benefiting the planet. <em>433<... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:25:38 EST Did You Read One or More Spark Articles Today? <em>224</em> Fri, 4 Jan 2013 20:24:56 EST 31 Days to Make OR Break a Habit Jan. 1 <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> to the new year and the chance to begin with a clean slate! Every day, I will post a tip to hep us all reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Welcome to a New Year with New Challenges. In this thread I will write a message each day to help you achieve your goals for this month. <BR> <BR> <BR> Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the rig... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:29:04 EST Let' Share---An Inspirational Thought of the Day Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too. <BR> ~Will Smith Sat, 24 Nov 2012 13:43:23 EST Happy Holidays ---A-Z Angels Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:29:34 EST Question of the Day <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you buy healthier Halloween treats? <BR> <BR> <BR> Always <BR> Sometimes <BR> Never <BR> <BR> Usually chocolate bars Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:32:42 EST Did You Take a Spark Quiz? <em>224</em> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 23:10:17 EST Hi Everyone :D My name is Charity. I just turned 18 back in October and when I was 15 I was sent to a crazy hospital for the 3rd time in my life (long story) and I was diagnosed with a depressive disorder. It kicks in every once in a while. I'm straight edge which means I don't drink,smoke or do drugs. It's a lifestyle that none of my family gets. lol <BR> <BR> From anybody who currently watches WWE (professional wrestling) you can tell that I'm a big fan by my username. :) My dream is also to wrestle for... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 03:04:24 EST Christmas A-Z Angels Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:43:46 EST POINTS FROM THE BONUS WHEEL 3 for me today Fri, 17 Jun 2011 22:57:09 EST 30 DAYS......TO A GREENER LIFESTYLE <em>435</em> <BR> <BR> April 1st is a new month with a new beginning. Let's make it a greener one <BR> <BR> With all the buzz surrounding eco-friendly living these days, you may wonder where to start. But reducing your impact on the planet can be simple, and every action does make a difference. Want even more incentive to change? Most green actions will save you money, limit waste, enhance your health and even increase your overall physical activity—all while benefiting the planet. Here a... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 01:06:13 EST A Happening! Da da DAH! Does this help? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> So what are you doing today to create a happening in your life. Large or small; grande or petite? <BR> <BR> Are you creating a shift in activity, thinking, eating, doing good for others, doing good for oneself, creating a new jon, career, passion , thinking or getting an application to go back to school, new hairdo, updating wardrobe, trying something new you always wanted to do, stopping something (at least for t... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 14:28:58 EST MARCH---TIPS FOR EATING HEALTHY March1, <em>3</em> <BR> <BR> Keep a food diary. Before you can improve your diet, you have to know where you stand. Record everything you eat and drink for five days and use these tips to improve your diet a little bit each day. <BR> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:01:25 EST FIRST LETTER OF WORD ENDS THE NEW WORD Here's a new twist on a word game, the first letter of the posted word will end the new word. If the word posted is Great, then the next word could be beinG. <BR> <BR> The first word is meal <BR> the nest word needs to END with an l Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:23:00 EST CHALLENGE OF THE DAY..... <em>215</em> <em>321</em> (I will give a different challenge each day, so join in and have fun my spark friends.) <BR> <BR> <BR> I know that our members come from all over the world. Many of us are freezing in the US right now because it is winter. Some of us are enjoying warm weather and sunshine because we are in summer. Wherever you are, I want you to GO OUTSIDE FOR SOME FRESH AIR TODAY. <BR> <BR> Your challenge is to do an activity OUTSIDE. Some suggestions are: <BR> <BR> *Shove... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:14:25 EST CHALLENGE OF THE DAY..... I will post a new challenge here for you everyday. They are not all exercise related. <BR> <BR> <BR> FEB. 1ST <BR> <BR> <BR> It is time to determine how many cardio minutes you want to do in February! <BR> <BR> How many cardio minutes are you doing per week currently? How much is that for a month? Can you go for more? Remember: If you are just starting out with exercise, start with a lower number and go from there. <BR> <BR> Once you have a target for cardio minutes, POST IT HERE! Th... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:02:50 EST FEB..... ...MONEY JAR CHALLENGE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE WILL START ON (TUESDAY )FEBRUARY 1ST. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of FEBRUARY. <BR> <BR> At the end of each month, you can decide to carry your penny savings over to the next month, or spend it on YOU. If you decide to carry it over, that's ok,... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:02:51 EST FEB.....10 MIN. EXERCISE CHALLENGE The Challenge for this month is to do at least 10 min. of exercising. February is heart month so Let's keep those hearts of our healthy and strong. Post what exercises you did today. If you want to challenge yourself to more minutes that would be <em>250</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:48:33 EST FEBRUARY.....28 DAYS TO A HEALTHIER HEART <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are ready to head into another month. Starting on Tuesday February 1st I will be posting a daily reminder of how we can take care of our hearts so that we can take care of ourselves and the ones we love. <BR> <BR> February may be a month for romance, but it's also a time for you to focus on loving yourself--and your heart. During National Heart Month,we'll help you focus on one small thing that you c... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:34:27 EST SHARE......AN INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR TODAY!!! “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:27:06 EST SPIN OF THE WHEEL....HOW MANY DID YOU GET?? 10 <em>252</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:41:36 EST IF YOU HUDDLED. ....GIVE A WOO HOO <em>244</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:33:34 EST POST SOMETHING RED.... <em>258</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:31:46 EST EVERYONE CAN USE A HUG...... <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:29:25 EST HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY.....USE AN EMOTICON <em>216</em> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:27:08 EST STOP BY HERE AND INTRODUCE YOURSELVES TO THE TEAM. <em>235</em> to the team...please tell us a little about yourself so that we can get to know you better. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:24:41 EST THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR EACH DAY..... My Dh and all the support he gives me along this new lifestyle journey that I'm on. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:18:54 EST NEW QUESTIONS OF THE DAY ???????? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What's more motivating about losing weight? <BR> <BR> Looking better <BR> Being healthier and living longer <BR> <BR> <BR> I would say both....they work hand in hand together. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:16:02 EST DID YOU DO YOUR CARDIO TODAY?????? <em>224</em> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:44:01 EST not new but been MIA so I am reintroducing myself <BR> I have decided to reintroduce myself,not only have I been MIA for a while, but also because I am starting a up a different path for my journey to better health, with a new outlook, a new attitude and new motivation. <BR> <BR> My name is Carol Lee - Dazzlin Dancer and as indicated above I am taking a different path for my journey to better health. <BR> <BR> I see so many people getting caught up in what the scale says, if they gain a pound they freak out. I believe that the journey... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 13:37:54 EST CHRISTMAS A-Z Advent Calendar Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:55:16 EST POST YOUR FAVORITE FITNESS EMOTICON <em>319</em> Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:24:25 EST TRICK-OR-TREAT FOR HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT RULES <BR> <BR> 1. First thing you do is sign up here on this page if you wish to participate in the Halloween fun by midnight October 27th. Just a simple count me in or Yes will do. <BR> <BR> 2. Starting on Thursday, October 28th go to the the members spark pages who have signed up here on this thread and post a comment that says "trick or treat from the Creating A New You team" there. <BR> <BR> 3. Then that person will send out goodies to each person who has come a knoc... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:52:59 EST SPELL A WORD each person will add one new letter until we spell a word. When you can add no more letters, the next word will begin with the last letter. <BR> <BR> The first word begins with <BR> <BR> S <BR> Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:25:26 EST FILL IN THE BLANK How to play: <BR> Copy the whole list to your post and fill in ONE (anyone you want) answer starting with the letter given. <BR> <BR> When the list is full, we'll move on to the next letter. <BR> <BR> Let's see how long it takes us to go through the alphabet. <BR> <BR> ________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Letter "A" <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe - <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge - ASPARAGUS <BR> <BR> 4. A mood - <B... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:20:26 EST GUESS THE NEXT PERSON This is an easy game! Just guess who you think will post next on this thread. If it's you answer yes, if not no and then you guess who you think will post next! <BR> <BR> I think Buteaful will be next Sun, 10 Oct 2010 20:12:04 EST Hi <em>334</em> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 11:30:26 EST Starting Over Sorry I have not been on for awhile. Almost lost my husband to Cellulitis & he was in the hospital for 2 weeks. Home now recovery & needs more surgery. After almost loosing him this open my eyes that I need to get healthy. We have two small girls ages 2 & 8 months. It still breaks my heart that they almost lost their father. I always have cut corners on my dieting, but realize I was only cheating myself. Now is the time for me to get healthy, or what almost happened to my husband can h... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 08:20:37 EST I am Back After having a stressful 10 days I.m back & ready to go. Had to watch Dad who does not have internet. I though I had gained all my weight back. No exercise for the past 10 days, overeating (emotional) & having alot of stress. After getting on the scale this morning I had actually lost 4 pounds. Happy day. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 09:05:24 EST GIVE A WOO HOO...IF YOU EXERCISED TODAY <em>244</em> Wed, 19 May 2010 12:55:47 EST GIVE A WOO HOO.... IF YOU HUDDLED TODAY!! <em>244</em> Wed, 19 May 2010 09:24:32 EST What did you have for breakfast today??? 1 egg, 1 sausage, coffee Mon, 17 May 2010 21:18:44 EST MOTIVATION AND INSPIRATION TO START YOUR DAY.. We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.” Wed, 12 May 2010 00:37:08 EST I am having a rough day.. Well at my work I was teeling an employee how I want the food served.. I am a food service manager..and she snapped back..I let it pass by but she hurt my feelings..then I tried to help her in serving and she snapped back at me.. she is upset because I know she does not want to work she just want to get paid.. <BR> on the floor there is no that is not my job we even me have to do everything prepare cook and dishes.. <BR> I am trying to not let this get to me but I think that the way I treat ... Wed, 5 May 2010 12:05:11 EST 30 Ways to Outsmart Temptation <BR> <BR> 1. Take a deep breath. When you're stressed or anxious, instead of reaching for a bag of chips, focus on your breath. A few slow, steady breaths through the nose can calm frazzled nerves. Add a mantra: Inhale peace, exhale tension. Mon, 3 May 2010 12:14:14 EST Thanks to all !!! Unmotivated yesterday Thanks to all who supported me and gave me advice ... <BR> Today I feel alot better I am even began a phase two on cleaning my laudry husband is helping me out I am throwing away things I have not used in a whil things that do not fit and the hardest is things that were from dad he past away six years ago.. but you know you guys helped me out getting out of my depressing mood.. it happens once every year I begin to remember the past and feel down but you made beleive I can do it mo... Sat, 1 May 2010 11:28:55 EST Veggie challenge for May <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> <BR> <BR> We all know that it is important to get in our veggies so this month the challenge is to log each day what veggies you had and to keep track of the total number of veggies for the month. <BR> The winner will get a goodie from the team and from me! So come post here your veggies and total! <BR> Let eat those VEGGIES!! <BR> <em>267</em> <em>485</em> <em>69</em> <em>284</em> <em>291</em> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:51:08 EST May cardio minutes How much cardio do you pledge to do for the month of April? <BR> Post your workout minutes here or how far you went. <BR> Lets have an <em>345</em> month burning those calories Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:45:06 EST feeling unmotivated... Well today I woke up with no energy and that makes me feel unmotivated...I am trying to pick it up but I feel like I have a tone of weight on top of me...dragging....I will not foul up must move foward know I am going for a walk catch you later... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:06:41 EST Would like to join this group Hello I am new to Sparks - Hope I introduced myself <BR> in the right spot. I LOVE THE NAME OF THIS GROUP <BR> It is my desire to create a new me as I release <BR> 85 lbs but even more important I am learning that <BR> SPARKS is a lot more then diet tips - it seems to <BR> address many issues that got me to this weight in <BR> the first place. <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Apr 2010 13:03:45 EST new I'm new to the team and am ready to create a new me. I'm tired of being tired and I want my hubby to look at me like he used to not like he does now. I want to feel like I'm in my 30's (which I am) not like I'm pushing 80. I've had some setbacks recently but construction starts tomorrow. Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:32:34 EST POST SOMETHING GREEEN.... <em>243</em> Thu, 15 Apr 2010 16:44:52 EST What was the last fruit or veggie you ate today ?? BANANA, HUCKLEBERRIES, CRANBERRIES Wed, 7 Apr 2010 12:32:05 EST Saw a Sparkly friend in this team, & thought... Wow. They don't let you put much for a title, huh? <BR> <BR> I saw a fellow Sparkle in this team, & thought the name was perfect for where I'm at in my life. <BR> <BR> I'm doing really well so far; it has been about a month. I'm focusing on ingredients more than calories, and have found that when I do that, I always feel satisfied and never have to worry about calories! <BR> <BR> I'm beginning a resistance routine soon, and walking. My body is already transforming! Who'd have thought the ... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 02:26:28 EST Last Letter Begins A New Word Look at the last letter of the post and your word starts with that letter <BR> <BR> Easter (The next word has to start with r) Sun, 4 Apr 2010 00:21:33 EST A- Z Words that end in "Y" Here's the first word <BR> <BR> any Sat, 3 Apr 2010 14:55:39 EST Hello Everyone!!! Hey everyone my name is Lori and I am new to the team. I am excited to get started taking part in discussion boards and challenges while making some new friends!! I hope everyone is having a lovely Friday! <BR> <BR> Fri, 2 Apr 2010 12:00:19 EST hey Everyone!! :) My name is Cheilsea. I just joined SparkPeople yesterday and look forward to being a part of your team! I am a Marine wife, originally from Vermont but stationed in California. I have a gym membership at Fitness Elite and intend to use that as means of losing weight along with changing parts of my diet. I currently weigh about 167 and would like to get down to the 125 range by mid-January of next year. That is my goal. Can't wait to learn more about all of you! :) Fri, 2 Apr 2010 11:57:23 EST APRIL ~~ 30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle April 1 <BR> <BR> Recycle! Most people can recycle more than they do. Paper, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes, glass, aluminum foil cans and even grocery bags should go in your bin, NOT your trash. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:37:01 EST April...SPRING INTO ACTION ....Challenge This challenge was on another team. <BR> <BR> Spring is here! <BR> <BR> S ~ Share, blog, 5 points per blog/day <BR> <BR> P ~ Pump it up, 1 point for every 10 minutes of strength training (Maximum 6 points/day or 60 minutes/day) <BR> <BR> R ~ Rest, get 6 or more hours of Sleep each night, 5 points/day <BR> <BR> I ~ Include cardio, 1 point for every 10 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> N ~ Nutrition, stay in your range, 5 points/day <BR> <BR> G ~ Get hydrated, 5 points for every day you... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:52:15 EST April Fool's Day Everyone April Fool's Day Everyone, today is my first day back on my diet. I am going to do my best and not fall of the wagon sort of. I am happy to be back on Sparkpeople website and hope to follow this program to a tea and really start losing more weight than I did last time. <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Apr 2010 07:38:34 EST New Hi all, my name is Tami. I am about 3 weeks into my journey. I havn't lost weight yet, but I can already tell some other differance...mainly the BLOATING is going away! The stomach pain is greatly eased to somedays non-existant! Also have more energy. So tho the scale hasnt moved, I am not (too) discouraged! <BR> When I saw this team, I thought maybe it would help me not focus on the numbers only! Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:56:04 EST Hello! Hello! I'm new to Spark People as of last night & I'm really looking forward to using the program. The more I'm reading on here, the more excited I'm getting about losing the weight & becoming a healthier person. <BR> The hardest part for me is time. I'm a full-time graduate student, full-time teacher, and a part-time I'm always busy. I'm also an extremely picky eater. I've been looking through many of the recipes on here & they look fantastic. <BR> I'm so excited to be a ... Wed, 31 Mar 2010 16:55:40 EST APRIL MONEY JAR This Challenge will start on Thursday April 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of A... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:59:34 EST Did U do Strength Training today? Come share your strength training! Post what you did! Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:53:36 EST HINT OF THE DAY..... MARCH 30TH <BR> <BR> Eat with others whenever possible. Eating with other people has numerous social and emotional benefits—particularly for children—and allows you to model healthy eating habits. Eating in front of the TV or computer often leads to mindless overeating. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 08:31:13 EST APRIL CARDIO PLEDGE How much cardio do you pledge to do for the month of April? <BR> Post your workout minutes here or how far you went. <BR> Lets have an <em>345</em> month and BURN calories!! Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:11:06 EST Help! Lost! I can't seem to get around SparkPeople. What do you do - visit daily? What do you check first. I seem to spend too much time trying to find things! <BR> <BR> It would be so helpful to get a road map - when you log on do you track food? Check message boards? What do you find the most helpful? <BR> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:58:04 EST Change One Letter Word Game In this game, you change one letter to make a new word. (example: kind--find) <BR> <BR> Starting word: look Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:31:23 EST A HUG A DAY MAKES THE TEAM WANT TO PLAY... <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>306</em> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:11:40 EST USE AN EMOTICON .....HOW YOU ARE FEELING TODAY!! <em>250</em> Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:08:18 EST NEW MEMBERS... .INTRODUCE YOURSELVES HERE <em>235</em> members...tell us a little something about yourself so that we can get to know you better. Welcome on Board. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:05:11 EST HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS TODAY..... 1 <em>46</em> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 13:09:19 EST Insecurities Sometimes I feel like me being insecure causes a lot of issues in my marriage. I always get in my head "My husband is going to think someone looks better than me, I need to lose weight faster so he doesn't". I get jealous easy, and I think a lot of it has to do with how I feel about myself. I am really working on it, and it has gotten better as I lose the weight, but I still have a ways to go. Any suggestions on how to help with my insecurities and negative thoughts? <BR> I feel so ashamed p... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:18:39 EST Hello from Texas Hey all. I wanted to post an introduction yesterday but did not have the time. I joined this team mostly because I need help with not only changing my self image, but also my inner image. <BR> I have extremely low self esteem, I am insecure, and some of those things come in between my marriage and I do not want my marriage to end up ending because of it. My outer image is getting better, but need a lot of work on my inner. I am not sure if this is the right place or not, but I am going to gi... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 08:10:12 EST WHAT'S UP....WHAT ARE YOU DOING TODAY??? I will be making curtains for the living room and dinning room today!! That ought to keep me out of trouble for today! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day my friends. <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 21:23:05 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY....???? *****MARCH 9TH**** <BR> <BR> This or That: Fresh Herbs or Dried Herbs? <BR> <BR> 1. Fresh herbs <BR> <BR> 2. Dried herbs <BR> <BR> 3. Other <BR> <BR> I have used both but mostly dried works better for me as far as storage goes. <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Mar 2010 21:20:27 EST Great Quotes "For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness." <BR> Ralph Waldo Emerson Tue, 2 Mar 2010 10:56:14 EST MARCH ....Money Jar This Challenge will start on Monday March 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of Mar... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 08:03:42 EST Give a Goodie Challenge We all love to get goodies and it's fun to give them to friends. Let's make a point of giving a goodie to a teammate every day. It might be for no particular reason or it may be because someone is making progress or is having some kind of problem. Whatever the reason, or for nor reason, give a goodie o a teammate. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:52:44 EST Did U do Cardio today?? Come share your workout. You can either tell how long you worked out, what type or use an Emonticon. Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:10:18 EST March 31 Days to a Healthier Diet Here is the Spark way to 31 days to a Healthier Diet <BR> <BR> March 1st <BR> Keep a food dairy.. Before you can improve your diet, you have to know where you stand. Record everything you eat and drink for five days and use these tips to improve your diet a little bit each day. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 08:07:57 EST MARCH MADNESS <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> I was going to put this under challenges BUT I think it will be more fun to do as a game and see who wins at the end of the month! <BR> <BR> Count how many green veggies or fruits you eat each day during the month of March and then come post here DAILY to let us know. <BR> There are so many green fruits and veggies....Broccoli, lettuce, celery, grapes ,avocados, kiwi, cabbage and so on! <BR> <BR> LETS EAT GREEN <BR> <B... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:51:40 EST March Fitness - Spring into Shape This thread starts March 1st. Advise the team of your goal and monitor your progress throughout the month on this thread. <BR> <BR> You can choose to work on cardio <em>315</em> and set a minute goal for the month, or work on walking <em>311</em> and set a mile goal for the month, or keep track of your steps. <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a template to keep track. <BR> <BR> Goal <BR> <BR> Date <BR> 1-Mar <BR> 2-Mar <BR> 3-Mar <BR> 4-Mar <BR> 5-Mar <BR> 6-Mar <BR> subtotal week ... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:21:16 EST March CARDIO Challenge <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> March 1st <BR> Let's start this month as <em>240</em> (Lions)!! Lets get in some CARDIO!! Lets aim for 30/45 minutes! Have Fun. Dance, walk, hula hoop, play with the kids, pets or spouse <em>20</em> . BURN some calories and start strong! Sun, 28 Feb 2010 18:48:25 EST Guilty or not guilty Answer the previous question "Guilty" or "Not Guilty" then leave a new question for the next poster. <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:26:37 EST hello everyone My name iis,... My name is <BR> Tommy and i am from the st louis area . I'm a new member to spark , wish i would of found it along time ago . I've been on a mission to be more healthy for 14-16 months. Ive lost 140 something pounds so far. But i have hit a major platue in january and have lost maybe apound. Which is better then gaining a pound but still ... Whats even worse is i dont feel like i have lost 140 lbs , it feels more like 40 or 50 to me . Of course when i get on the scale or see pictures of myse... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 09:03:54 EST i;m new hi i;m a 61 yr. old woman who is trying to lose weight that don;t want to come off, i;ve been on many diets just to gain the weight back, i;ve started again on feb 10th, i;m trying to learn how to eat right, but sometimes i get so hungry, i;m trying to create a new me. can someone give me some hints on what to do so i don;t have to starve myself, if i eat i just seem to gain weight, some times i go all day on a can of soup, help Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:15:34 EST DID U HUDDLE WITH US? POSITIVE TEAMWORK WOOHOO! <em>244</em> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 20:23:09 EST (DAILY) What did you have for breakfast?? I had fiberone muffins made the low-fat way. Sun, 21 Feb 2010 11:35:14 EST Post Any 3- Letter Word! IT'S FUN! cat Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:33:41 EST CHIT and CHAT Thread to just check in and chat, celebrate each others successes, support each other through struggles, or just see whats going on with each other. <BR> <BR> So how is everyone doing? Sat, 20 Feb 2010 19:01:28 EST Sing a Song A - Z Here's a fun game to keep you busy. Name a tune (not asking you to sing it, unless you want to <em>246</em> ), in alphabetical order. Provide the artist's name if you know it. <BR> <BR> I'll start you off... <BR> <BR> Amen - Kid Rock <BR> <BR> When you get to Z, start back at A. Your IPOD or MP3 player has a library of tunes in it I'm sure.... <BR> <BR> Have fun everyone! Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:19:31 EST Heart Healthy Walk - Mini Challenge This challenge starts Feb 7th. Feb is heart month. One of the best ways to have a healthy <em>26</em> , is to walk. Even a mile a day, or approx 15 mins, makes a difference. <BR> <BR> Who would like to join me and walk this week? Your heart will <em>129</em> you for it. <BR> <BR> Walk a mile or any distance you choose and post back with your results. For those who may not be able to walk outside, due to inclement weather or uneven ground, here's a link to a 14 min, one mile Leslie San... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:12:49 EST Give me a WORD! OK -- another brain teaser! Starting with A and going through to Z. Take the next letter of the alphabet and give me a fruit or veggie, and then give me a food that it could be used in. I'll do A to give you an example. <BR> <BR> A = APPLE <BR> Food = Apple Crisp <BR> <BR> Who's going to do "B"? <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Feb 2010 22:17:27 EST Wear red on Friday <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5 <BR> <BR> This Friday, Go Red with your wardrobe! Whether it’s a red dress or a red T-shirt, show the world you support Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association’s movement to help save lives. And be a part of our national casting call. <BR> <BR> also check out the American Heart Assication webite. <BR> <link><BR>l?identifier... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:07:04 EST February Breaking a Habit challenge It was suggested that we make this into a monthly challenge and I think that it is a great idea!!Thanks MKLUCILLE!! <BR> <BR> We had a head start over the weekend so lets continue with BREAKING OUR HABITS!!! <BR> <BR> Whether you bite your nails, speak negatively to yourself, make excuses, drink to much caffeine or any number of things. This weekend I want you to give yourself a STAR and REFLECT on the habit when you catch yourself being nagative turn it POSITIVE or you start to grab anothe... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:47:31 EST FEBRUARY... ......MONEY JAR $$$$$$$ This Challenge will start on Monday February 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of ... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 09:28:15 EST Feb. Daily Challenge <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Feb. 1st challenge <BR> <BR> DRINKING our 8 glasses of water! It good for our bodies!! <BR> Grab that glass or bottle and fill them up every time you pass the kitchen or water fountain!! <BR> <BR> HAPPY HYDRATING MONDAY!! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 08:18:10 EST FEBRUARY.....28 DAYS TO A HEALTHIER HEART!!!!! Tomorrow is the start of a new month and a chance to keep those wonderful hearts of ours healthy. I will give you a tip a day to help us all do that. LOVE YOURSELF.....LOVE YOUR HEART!! <BR> <BR> February may be a month for romance, but it's also a time for you to focus on loving yourself....and your heart. During National Heart Month, we'll help you focus on one small thing that you can do each day to lower your risk of heart disease and improve your quality of life. Share this valentine w... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 09:41:48 EST Feb. WEEKLY CHALLENGE Starting February 1st I will be posting a weekly challenge. FEB is Heart Health Month and we will be doing challenges for a better <em>26</em> . We touch on cardio, strength, nutrition and more! <BR> <BR> Stay TUNED!! <BR> <em>26</em> Sat, 30 Jan 2010 21:58:34 EST Useful Info from EveryDay Health I copied this from<BR>ys-to-stop-cravings.aspx?xid=nl_Everyd<BR>ayHealthDietandNutrition_20100129 <BR> <BR> 10 Ways to Stop Cravings <BR> <BR> 1. Get enough sleep. Loss of sleep increases hunger during the day, which leads to cravings. Getting the right amount of shut-eye could stop cravings. <BR> 2. Eat a healthy breakfast. For some people, cravings are part of a cycle of blood sugar highs and lows that can be kicked off almost the moment their ... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 06:45:52 EST yoga HI all, <BR> I would like to start doing yoga but not sure where to start. Any ideas on DVDs?? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Simera Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:49:22 EST WEEKEND CHALLENGE Jan 30-31 WEEKEND HABIT BREAKER! <BR> <BR> Whether you bite your nails, speak negatively to yourself, make excuses, drink to much caffeine or any number of things. This weekend I want you to give yourself a STAR and REFLECT on the habit when you catch yourself being nagative turn it POSITIVE or you start to grab another Diet Coke get a water. Each time you turn your Habit into something positve give your self a star! <BR> HOW many STARS did you get over the weekend and what was your reflections? <B... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:28:27 EST Hello from WI Hi! My name is Melissa and I am new to this team. I am super excited to challenge myself daily and meet new friends. I live in wi with my husband and daughter she keeps me busy since she is only 1.5 years old. I am a teacher and I love to do crafty things. Thanks for letting me join:) Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:04:31 EST Hi, I'm new to this Team Hi, my name is Edie and I've just joined this Team. Thank you for the invite STAMPINITUP. <BR> <BR> I am only able to walk due to Fibro & Arthritis. I had a knee replacement a year ago this month and am going for the other one March 2nd. I can only do so much walking just doing errands before the pain starts, so I probably won't be putting on many miles until after recuperation. I'm looking forward to being active with you very soon. <BR> <BR> Talk to you all soon, Edie Sat, 23 Jan 2010 22:05:36 EST I WONDER WHY....... What do you ever wonder about.... <BR> <BR> <BR> I wonder why the phone always rings when I'm in the shower Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:16:42 EST How did I let this happen to begin with? Well that answer would take a few Dr. Phils, and Oprah shows to answer...But none the less, time to become less. Grow as a person, be confident, and walk around like a proud philly, until I reach my goals. I know magic doesn't happen over night, but the magic is knowing each day you can make a difference, and those litle steps will add up to success...If had all he money in he world, I wouldn't be happy weighing over 300 pounds. SO I can day dream of when i can run long enough like the old da... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 17:25:38 EST TAG YOUR IT Lets end the month with a fun mini challenge! <BR> <BR> Lets play a game. Here is how it works. <BR> <BR> I post a mini challenge such as, 20 crunchs <BR> <BR> Then the next person that clicks on the thread and wants to take my challenge, types "did it" and post a mini challenge of thier own and types "tag your it" <BR> <BR> Challenges should be quick, easy and healthy. Examples: drink a glass of water, eat a piece of fruit or do 20 push-ups. <BR> <BR> Lets have fun!! <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:00:17 EST Count Up By Your Wheel Points Let's see how high we can count! Each person adds their wheelpoints to the total! Since we're starting new, the total is 0. I got 2 points today so I would post--- <BR> <BR> 0+2=2 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:41:16 EST Crazy Letters Here's a game making sentences from the letters posted in the previous post. Here is an example: <BR> BRWHI <BR> Bunnies run where he instructs <BR> After making your sentence, remember to post 5 letters for the next person! <BR> Here we go! <BR> VOPQB <BR> <BR> Have fun and I'm looking forward to reading some silly sentences! Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:38:18 EST DAILY CHALLENGE I will be posting a daily challenge to help us better ourselves to meet our goals and to help us shine in this new year. <BR> I hope that you will join me and together we can share this journey! <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 18:33:56 EST Hey, did we get a new name??? ?? Or did I join a new team without knowing?? Fri, 8 Jan 2010 12:02:30 EST EVERYBODY NEEDS A HUG....... <em>247</em> PASS IT ON.... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 08:33:06 EST Breaking up is Hard to Do!!! Why did I do it again! It was such a nice long break and I let myself fall into that trap - I fell in love with food! The first breakup was difficult, but it was new and exciting and it went well because my enthusiasm provided momentum! The second breakup wasn't a huge deal - I didn't backslide that much. But here we are for round three and I am having a time of it! I am feeling munchy and fussy and I don't just want some fruit - I want something INTENSE - something I shouldn't have.... like ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 19:40:32 EST BRAIN GAME ......... CHALLENGE Test you knowledge!!! <BR> <BR> THIS IS A NEW THREAD...join in the fun and see how many questions you can get right. <BR> <BR> Earn sparkpoints by answering the Sparks Trivia questions at the bottom of your sparkspoints page. <BR> <BR> How Did You Do Today??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3/5 for me today!!! <BR> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:14:00 EST JANUARY... .....MONEY JAR $$$$$ This Challenge will start on Friday January 1st. <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of J... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 11:00:14 EST JANUARY. ......31 DAYS TO UNBREAKABLE RESOLUTIONS Behavior experts say that it takes about one month to form a new habit, and many people try to create (or break) habits at the start of each year. With the right attitude and focus you can stick to your New Year's resolutions and achieve long-term success. Here are 31 daily tips that will help you do exactly that. <BR> <BR> I will start posting these tips on JANUARY 1ST. <BR> <BR> SUCCESS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME.....WE CAN DO IT TEAM!! <BR> Tue, 29 Dec 2009 08:16:25 EST Card Planner I want to start the New Year out right!! I don't want to be back-logged and over-whelmed with too much to do all the time. And......I want to have FUN stampin' and not feel preasure to get things done on time. <BR> So this thread is to help all who simply need a little boost getting cards done on time. It is a planner to help you keep up with Birthdays and holidays Before THEY SNEAK UP ON YOU! <BR> On the 1st of each month enter the projects you want to do within the next 30 days (cards o... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 07:15:02 EST Use An Emoticon To Show How You Are Feeling Today. <em>250</em> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 11:19:51 EST Hey from Florida Hey everyone, <BR> My name is Sheryl, I am 62 years old mother of 3 grown youngins, 6 grandchildren, 1 g. grandchild and a 18 year old cat named Phoebe. I love to scrapbook, camp with the entire family, bake, and walk. Phoebe and I walk everyday, I bought her a stroller as she is not allowed outside. I want to thank you for inviting me to this team Marj. I think I will enjoy being here. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 14:44:41 EST hello I joined this team only yesterday. just want to say hi to everybody. I think it is wonderful to see so many committed people who want to change so much. so inspiring! Wed, 16 Dec 2009 09:43:06 EST Hello everyone Hi, my name is Rosetta, I am 34, married and have three great kids. My goal is to lose 50 pounds. I want my kids to have a healthy, happy, energetic mom. Tue, 15 Dec 2009 23:54:40 EST TELL US A RECIPE, NOT SP'S. HEARTY LENTIL STEW <BR> TOTAL TIME:30 MIN. <BR> MAKES:4 MAIN-DISH SERV. <BR> EACH SERV.:305 CALORIES,17 G PROTEIN 47 G CARB.,7 G TOTAL FAT(3G SAT.), 20 G FIBER,0 MG CHOL., 420 MG SODIUM. <BR> 1 C LENTILS, RINSED <BR> 1 CAN LOW-SOD. CHICKEN BROTH <BR> 1 TBSP. VEGE. OIL <BR> 1 TBSP. CUMIN SEEDS <BR> 2 SHALLOTS, THINLY SLICED <BR> 1/3 C. SWEETENED SHREDDED COCONUT <BR> 1 LG. YUKON GOLD POTATO, PEELED AND CUT INTO 1/4-IN. CUBES <BR> 6 OZ. BABY SPINACH <BR> <BR> 1. IN A 2 QT. SAUCEPAN, COMBINE LE... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 15:23:29 EST EAT A RAINBOW..... We all know the importance of eating fruit & vegetables, but how many of us actually get our 5 a day. With this challenge we will be able to eat a variety of fruit & veg and maybe try something we haven't tried before. <BR> <BR> Rules:- <BR> *Eat as many fruits & veggies as you like. <BR> *If you only eat the inside of a piece of fruit or veg, you don't count the colour of the skin or peel. For example-if you pick a red apple, but peel it before you eat it you count the white of the pulp ... Wed, 9 Dec 2009 09:35:38 EST how protein did you have yesterday protein is important, how many grams did you have yesterday? Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:05:53 EST 1,000 ACTION DAY CHALLENGE EVERY DAY WE HAVE CHALLENGES. NAME YOURS DAILY UP TO 1,000. THANK YOU HOMEBODY. HEE HEE. Mon, 7 Dec 2009 16:47:57 EST empty empty Sat, 5 Dec 2009 03:35:28 EST team getting stronger Welcome to our team to DESIREDXLOVE009 <em>235</em> Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:16:41 EST new team member Welcome Wildflowerr <em>235</em> Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:14:06 EST DON'T PEEK IN THIS THREAD......... You did it anyway....didn't what if it was a virus???? O.K. there is no virus ...just me. <BR> <BR> <BR> So come on and admit peaked, didn't you? <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:51:37 EST DEC......... .......MONEY JAR $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of DECEMBER!! If it goes well...we will make a new challenge for JANUAR... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:16:42 EST HOW MUCH ARE YOU WILLING TO PLEDGE....... LET'S KICK IT UP A NOTCH IN DECEMBER!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's start this month off by making small LIFE CHANGES!!! <BR> <BR> Let's pledge cardio minutes that we want to achieve for December. <BR> <BR> How many cardio minutes are you going to pledge? Can you pledge 30 minutes of cardio 3 times per week? That would be 360 minutes for the month of December. How many minutes per month are you going to pledge? <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is how it works. You make your pledge and subtract daily or 3 ti... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:55:14 EST A LITTLE INSPIRATION TO START YOUR DAY..... *****NOVEMBER 30TH***** <BR> <BR> <BR> "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who really make it in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, they make them." <BR> <BR> SPARKPEOPLE TRANSLATION: <BR> <BR> Is there something bad that has happened to your life? Is there a situation you wish you weren’t in? Change it. Look for the positives and realize that... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:27:50 EST 31 DAYS.......TO HEALTHIER HOLIDAYS !!!! Gathering with close friends and family members during the holidays creates lasting joy and memories. But with so many parties, celebrations and errands to run, it can be hard to keep up with your healthy lifestyle!!! Here are 31 daily tips that will help you make healthy choices throughout the holiday season. <BR> <BR> I will give you your first tip tomorrow stay tuned my sparkfriends. <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 08:19:58 EST ?? Hey everyone :) I got a "mass" email from everyone saying "Happy Thanksgiving" it was forwarded a bunch of times, but some people added a lil something personal. I thought it was really nice, but I just got a "Forward" lets stop this..from busymom206. It was a little abrupt, I don't know if she and I share a team, but I do not want to me on the same team as someone who can be like that. Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:26:12 EST GET FIT ON ROUTE 66 Welcome to AARP's Get Fit on Route 66. When you register for this free adventure, you embark on a nostalgic virtual journey down the legendary highway — The Main Street of America — made famous in books, movies, and on TV. <BR> <BR> To help inspire you to be more active, you'll travel from Chicago to Santa Monica (2,448 miles) by recording exercise minutes. One minute of activity equals one mile on the route. <BR> <BR> <BR> Time spent walking, biking, swimming, and playing tennis counts as... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 08:56:16 EST A - Z.......WORDS THAT END IN ......ER Accuser Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:21:14 EST THE EATING JAR....... "EATING JAR" <BR> <BR> For those of us who love to have a little snack during the day or is an idea of how to detour those cravings!!! <BR> <BR> Let's Make An "EATING JAR" <BR> <BR> 1) Get a container that you can put in your kitchen, on your dest, etc. <BR> <BR> 2) Get some paper, a pen, and a pair of scissors. <BR> <BR> 3) Cut your paper into little pieces big enough to write "ideas" onto. <BR> <BR> 4) Come up with ideas that you can do INSTEAD OF EATING!!! <BR>... Sun, 22 Nov 2009 06:23:08 EST HEALTHY CHOICES..... ...CHALLENGE !!! Here's an ongoing challenge to help get fit and feel great!! You may join in at any time. <BR> <BR> Each day you will give yourself a point for each category and post your total points. <BR> <BR> <BR> Points to earn: <BR> <BR> I chose to read the article in the announcement - 1 point <BR> I chose to stay at or under my calorie range 6 out of 7 days - 1 point <BR> I chose to do cardio 3X this week - 1 point <BR> I chose to do strength exercises 3X this week - 1 point <BR> I lost a... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 08:31:09 EST We need sparkled on! I love to eat, simple. Food is yummy - but now I am working very hard to eat the food that makes me full. I do think that maybe I am not really hungry. I am just learning this, I am so bored and what makes me not be so bored is eating, then I am sad, and I eat just because I can and food is filling that loneliness I may be having at that time or maybe I am excited because I did a great work out and don't know what to do with myself so I eat again. It is so weird, I really really want to lose ... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:06:51 EST Thanks for the warm welcome! Thanks to all for the extremely warm welcome I received when joining this team. I already feel like a member of the family. <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> Wed, 18 Nov 2009 12:41:06 EST Hello I am new. I was invited to join this group, so I'll give it a try. The only crafty things I do are crochet and embroidery. No stamping for me. <BR> <BR> I just started SP on Friday. So far I am doing ok, I think. <BR> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you. <BR> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:43:22 EST Printables site Wonder if any of you would like this site? Look around and you will find some fun free printables. <BR> Glenda <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 16 Nov 2009 21:55:44 EST What did you score on Trivia today? 3/4 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 18:02:05 EST new to this team Hello. I'm over 60, live in FL and working on getting in shape to stay healthy. Looking forward to sharing my journey with all of you. marie Mon, 16 Nov 2009 09:09:52 EST TWO WORDS... ..CHANGE ONE <BR> Hot Dog could be replaced by Hot Tip, Hot shot or Hound dog. <BR> <BR> I'll start it off with: <BR> <BR> Apple Pie <BR> Sun, 15 Nov 2009 09:21:58 EST I am new I decidede to give this a try because I thought it would help me with my coupons.It seems as though I don't have time like I use to.Plus you can learn me some new features on my exercises.Thanks for inviting me. Sun, 15 Nov 2009 08:33:34 EST Give a Goodie Game This game is a great way to get to know each other by visiting other spark pages and giving support, motivation and encouragement to team members. <BR> Each person posts the next number in order. If your number contains 2 or 3 of the same digits, you give a goodie to someone on our Stampinup team. <BR> For example: if you get 11, 44, 121, 333, 2445 etc. you give a goodie! Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:53:46 EST A LITTLE HUMOR TO START YOUR DAY..... Feel free to add some of your favorite jokes here. We all can use a little humor to start our day!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> An old man lived alone in Idaho. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, Bubba, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament. <BR> <BR> Dear Bubba: <BR> I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my potato garden this year. I'm just getting too old t... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 18:02:35 EST Procrast inator's JUST FOR TODAY Challenge.... What have you been putting off that needs to be done. <BR> Let's work on accomplishing that task. <BR> <BR> For me I have been putting off carpet cleaning in my bedroom. I will take out my machine and DO IT TODAY!! Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:03:57 EST Curious... ..question about new leaders I'd love to hear the thinking behind bringing in new people to co lead a team. Surely there are those who have been sharing and posting who would have better represented the group. <BR> <BR> I'm a fan of the wolfs and don't yet know Lisa so it isn't a personal question at all. Would you address it? You too, old members. What do you think about this? Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:59:47 EST ACRONYMS LIST.... This is a list I copied got off of the GRANDMAS ARE SPECIAL Team. Some of our team members were wondering what some of the Acronyms meant. <BR> <BR> Thank you very much Linda Kay for compling the list for us!! <BR> <BR> Some you might want to know and others you might find is a little too much information!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> <BR> 2WW- 2week waiting time from O to when AF should (or doesn't!) arrive <BR> AF Aunt Flo AKA menstruation/period <BR> AMA Advanced Maternal Age (35+) <BR> AP a... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 09:32:25 EST DID YOU DRINK YOUR QUOTA OF WATER TODAY?? 6 down and I'm still working on it!!! <em>91</em> Sat, 7 Nov 2009 16:14:49 EST AMERICA DISCOVERY TRAIL INFORMATION... <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS IS JUST AN INFORMATION THREAD OF A ROUTE THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHOOSE. PLEASE DO NOT POST HERE. POST YOUR MILES UNDER OUR TOPIC CALLED.......HOW FAR DID YOU GO TODAY!!! <BR> <BR> THE AMERICAN DISCOVERY TRAIL <BR> THIS IS JUST A POST FOR YOUR INFORMATION: <BR> YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE THIS AS A MEANS TO TRAVEL IN THE USA. <BR> <BR> Milestone Total <BR> American Discovery Trail <BR> Delaware: 44.6 Miles <BR> 1... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 16:04:00 EST Did you eat your fruit OR veggies today!!! I had: <BR> <BR> Huckleberries <BR> onion <BR> carrots <BR> celery <BR> tomatoes <BR> mushrooms Sat, 7 Nov 2009 15:58:33 EST I need suggestions for Haiti The Christian orphanage I go to over Christmas has about 60 kids. Last year I purchased bunches of barretts and hair thingies for the girls and then loved them but it cost so much. My hair dresser this morning helped me come of with putting beads on hair clips that I can get for very cheap. In fact, I'm just going to make samples and have the girls make their own. <BR> <BR> So - are there cheap ways/places to buy beads and small buttons? <BR> <BR> And do you guys have suggestions for ... Sat, 7 Nov 2009 15:47:30 EST LET US KNOW WHAT PROJECT YOU ARE WORKING ON.... I am in the processs of making cards for Holiday Season!! I just got into it a couple of weeks ago. I think I LOVE STAMPIN!!! <BR> <BR> Let's share our ideas with each other!!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 18:08:25 EST QUESTION OF THE DAY..... .??????? <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> How do the weekends affect your weight loss goals? <BR> <BR> They help- I do better than the weekdays <BR> They ruin them- I fall off the wagon completely! <BR> Not sure- They're just like any other days <BR> <BR> <BR> It depends...if we have company or go out for dinner I might be more apt to enjoy a little more than I should. If we are home and just DH and I then it's like any other day. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Nov 2009 15:14:45 EST CONVERSION CHART.... THIS IS NOT A POSTING THREAD! <BR> <BR> <BR> ACTIVITIES CONVERSION CHART!!!! <BR> <BR> Use this conversion chart to determine the number of steps per minute for activities other than walking. Multiply the number of minutes you participated in the activity by the number indicated in the chart. <BR> <BR> For example, high impact aerobics(see chart below) for 30 minutes equals 6,090 steps (30 x 203 = 6,090). If you want to go further and convert that to miles you divide your total of ste... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:27:36 EST TRAVELLING ACROSS YOUR COUNTRY.... PLEASE POST ALL YOU MILES IN THE....HOW FAR DID YOU GO TODAY .... THREAD!! <BR> <BR> THANK YOU!!! <BR> TRAVELING THE COUNTRY SIDE!!!! <BR> <BR> LET'S SEE HOW FAR WE CAN WALK, RUN, JOG AND EXERCISE ACROSS THOSE FINE COUNTRIES OF OURS!! <BR> <BR> I WILL HAVE A CONVERSION CHART AVAILABLE TO YOU SO THAT YOU CAN CONVERT YOUR DAILY CHORES AND SPORTS INTO WELL DESERVED MILES. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> IF YOU CHOOSE TO TRAVEL ACROSS U.S.A. FROM COAST TO COAST YOUR MILEAGE WILL BE 2,637 MILES TO ... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:25:44 EST TRAVELLING THE COUNTRYS IDE..... . <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> THIS THREAD IS CLOSED!!! SORRY!!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:24:06 EST HOW FAR DID YOU GO...... Miles across Canada: 3122 <BR> <BR> Miles today: 9 <BR> Miles Traveled: 898 <BR> Remaining Miles: 2324 <BR> <BR> Past Medicine Hat, Alberta in Canada. I'm traveling down the road with a 4 km/h wind. the temperature is 1 degrees celceius/0 degrees F. Brrrrrrr Fri, 6 Nov 2009 10:23:07 EST WHAT DID YOUR WORKOUT LOOK LIKE TODAY.... Let us know what you did to keep that beautiful body of yours moving and groving!! It can be anything from house work, taking the dog for a walk or your exercise routine. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have yet to do mine....I will be back later with what I accomplished <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:20:42 EST EXERCISE OF THE DAY.... NOV. 6TH <BR> <BR> WIDE-LEG MODIFIED HAMSTRING STRETCH <BR> <BR> <BR> Starting Position <BR> Stand tall with back straight, feet wider than the hips, and arms at your sides. Turn from the waist to face your right leg. <BR> <BR> <BR> Action <BR> Bend forward from the waist, placing your hands on your right thigh for support, until your back is flat. Think of reaching your chin out towards the floor in front of your right foot. <BR> <BR> Breathe deeply and hold for 10-30 seconds. Repeat... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:18:39 EST What Does This Word Remind You Of.... candy canes Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:15:14 EST Spit or Swallow.... Cheese Cake Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:14:19 EST Two emoticons. ....change one <em>425</em> <em>444</em> Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:13:35 EST A - Z Occupati ons..... Astronaut Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:12:49 EST Name a place Alphabet cally... A - Alaska Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:12:18 EST HOW MANY POINTS TO YOUR NEXT TROPHY.... 57 for me!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:11:34 EST HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS DID YOU GET..... 4 for me today!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:10:40 EST NOV....... .....MONEY JAR CHALLENGE $$$$$$$$$$$$$ <BR> THIS IS HOW IT WORKS. <BR> <BR> <BR> You can carry over the money that you have in the jar and continue to add to it or just collect the pennies for the month. <BR> <BR> Let's see how many pennies we can collect $$$$$$ <BR> <BR> For those that are new to this challenge here is how it works: <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a great way to turn those sparkpoints into money!!! <BR> <BR> This challenge will go until the end of NOVEMBER!! If it goes well...we will make a new challenge for ... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:05:38 EST TELL US SOMETHING NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT YOU.... I used to be a CAR HOP girl at the DOG'N SUDS fast food drive through. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 09:01:43 EST WHAT ARE YOU PLANS FOR TODAY..... I will be working on stampin some more cards. Christmas is just right around the corner....scary isn't it!!! How time does fly!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:58:57 EST NEW MEMBERS... .INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE FORUM I'm your leader and I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you better. Jump in and have fun!! Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:55:31 EST WHAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY..... Talking to some very special sparkfriends who make me feel good about myself. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:53:33 EST 30 DAYS... TO GREATER HAPPINESS !!!!! Don't fall's colder, shorter days get you down. Try to enjoy every moment of the beautiful season!! after all, November brings football, falling leaves, and backyard fires, so flash those pearly whites as often as you can. Here are 30 daily tips that will give you reason to grin and help increase your overalll happiness. Fri, 6 Nov 2009 08:46:04 EST