SparkPeople Rescued Dog Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=38434 This is a group for those that have fostered, rescued, adopted dogs and/or works with rescue groups and shelters or just dog lovers. SparkPeople Rescued Dog Lovers Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=38434 Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72733654 Let's try to start this week off with a little bit of decluttering. Spend 15 minutes tidying up a bit more than you might normally. For me, that means I'll spend 15 minutes on it! Sun, 1 Dec 2019 21:24:52 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72682065 First, update us on your habit this week. I have done ten minutes everyday of my letter-writing. <BR> <BR> Today's second challenge is to meet your protein goals for today. Protein keeps us feeling full and helps maintain muscle that we can lose when we're burning calories. <BR> <BR> Have a good weekend, all! Thu, 21 Nov 2019 20:30:41 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72671149 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for. And don't forget to update us on your new habit. I'm doing good on my writing letters so far. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:18:40 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72667481 Happy Tuesday to you! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW. See how many different COLORS you can eat today. <BR> <BR> Having a variety of fruits and vegetables daily insures that you are eating a range of foods that are loaded with different vitamins and minerals. <BR> <BR> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:33:32 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72659470 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Today, we're going to START A NEW HABIT. <BR> <BR> Pick something you want to do. Nothing big--nothing that would take more than ten minutes. Now do it today and commit to doing it everyday this week. <BR> <BR> I'm going to spend ten minutes a day on my letter-writing. I'm very behind on my correspondence. Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:20:06 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72594956 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. <BR> Wed, 6 Nov 2019 21:35:53 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72588207 Hey there, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to do ALL of the below items! <BR> <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multivitamin <BR> *Spoil yourself at least once <BR> *Take your doggos for a walk! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! Tue, 5 Nov 2019 20:37:37 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72582814 Today's challenge is to AVOID EMPTY CALORIES. Just for today, don't eat cookies, chips, candy, and don't drink beer, sugared soda, or fruit juice. Mon, 4 Nov 2019 21:58:02 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72576071 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! Sun, 3 Nov 2019 20:07:36 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72411287 Let's try to start this week off with a little bit of decluttering. Spend 15 minutes tidying up a bit more than you might normally. For me, that means I'll spend 15 minutes on it! <BR> Sun, 6 Oct 2019 20:03:50 EST Deaf Dog Gets Adopted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x72404717 <em>244</em> <BR> <link>www.pawmygosh.co/unadoptable-deaf-do<BR>g/?utm_source=mailpoet&amp;utm_medium=<BR>email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Sat, 5 Oct 2019 18:17:26 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72393637 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! Thu, 3 Oct 2019 21:09:14 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72387885 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> Wed, 2 Oct 2019 22:31:16 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72375190 Today's challenge is to GET YOUR FIBER IN. Fiber is good for your guts and keeps you feeling full, so aim to get at least 25 grams or whatever the Nutrition Tracker and/or your doctor tell you. <BR> <BR> Have a fibrous Tuesday! Mon, 30 Sep 2019 22:15:07 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72369085 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! Sun, 29 Sep 2019 21:09:43 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72346922 It's Thirsty Thursday! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to drink at least 8 cups of water. Water keeps your skin looking lovely, energizes you and fills your stomach with zero calories. I'll drink to that! Wed, 25 Sep 2019 21:03:14 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72341372 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's get over Hump Day by relaxing our way out of it! Tue, 24 Sep 2019 21:35:58 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72335922 Do you ever pour cereal straight from the box into your bowl? Say "that looks like about an ounce of chips”? Think "I'm sure I ate one cup of pasta”? <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to MIND YOUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Measure EVERYTHING you eat and drink today. You just might be surprised at how much you REALLY are consuming! Mon, 23 Sep 2019 22:04:50 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72329876 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 22 Sep 2019 21:09:21 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72313637 Happy Friday, everyone! Sorry to have not been posting these. They just slipped my mind. =( <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:16:01 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72264512 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's get over Hump Day by relaxing our way out of it! Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:35:41 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72229440 Sorry for the hiatus, Rescued Dog Lovers. I was out of town! <BR> <BR> You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! Wed, 4 Sep 2019 21:49:04 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72193988 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:16:35 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72188077 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 21:32:11 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72182130 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Hopefully, your muscles aren't feeling very lumpy on this Hump Day. Whether they do or don't, today's challenge is to make them happy by STRETCHING! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 21:38:37 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72176642 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! <BR> Mon, 26 Aug 2019 22:42:33 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72170328 I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to EXERCISE. Intensity and duration are up to you, but let's start the week off right! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:03:36 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72152814 Sorry I missed Thursday...I went to trivia night instead. :- <BR> Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:19:40 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72140809 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:37:59 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72135117 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's give ourselves the TLC we deserve. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:53:14 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72129387 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:37:55 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72111893 It's Friday! We survived the week! <BR> <BR> Some of us maybe better than others. I've had a rough one at work. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM. I'm going to have a hard time choosing...I'm really leaning toward Abbey Road these days, but I've always been more of an early Beatles fan. I think Rubber Soul, Help! or A Hard Day's Night might be my actual favorite...hmm. A Hard Day's Night? Maybe I'll have to listen to it AND Abbey Road. <BR> <BR> Let us know if... Thu, 15 Aug 2019 20:38:08 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72105797 Sorry I missed yesterday, Rescued Dog Lovers! My job has been NUTS for the last two weeks. <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to START A HEALTHY HABIT. Today, pick a habit that you want to develop and that you can focus on for the next month. It could be one of our challenges or not, but some ideas I can think of off the top of my head include: <BR> <BR> 1. Not eating after dinner <BR> 2. Going to bed half an hour earlier <BR> 3. Exercising daily <BR> 4. Meditating <BR> 5. Getting 10,000 steps... Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:16:58 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72094684 Today's challenge is to AVOID EMPTY CALORIES. Just for today, don't eat cookies, chips, candy, and don't drink beer, sugared soda, or fruit juice. Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:34:58 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72088837 Let's try to start this week off with a little bit of decluttering. Spend 15 minutes tidying up a bit more than you might normally. For me, that means I'll spend 15 minutes on it! Sun, 11 Aug 2019 20:53:12 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72071998 The weekend is upon us! Can we usher it in with some exercise? Let's do at least 20 minutes of exercise today--type, intensity and duration are up to you! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>309</em> <BR> Thu, 8 Aug 2019 21:03:50 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72066211 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Wed, 7 Aug 2019 21:49:43 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72060008 Hey there, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to accomplish do ALL of the below items! <BR> <BR> They are: <BR> <BR> *Drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> *Take your multivitamin <BR> *Spoil yourself at least once <BR> *Take your doggos for a walk! <BR> <BR> YOU CAN DO THIS! <BR> Tue, 6 Aug 2019 20:32:07 EST Dog Food Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x72058845 <link>www.petful.com/recalled/texas-tripe/ </link> Tue, 6 Aug 2019 15:59:59 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72054466 Today's challenge is to GET YOUR FIBER IN. Fiber is good for your guts and keeps you feeling full, so aim to get at least 25 grams or whatever the Nutrition Tracker and/or your doctor tell you. <BR> <BR> Have a fibrous Tuesday! <em>20</em> Mon, 5 Aug 2019 20:47:09 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72048836 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Sun, 4 Aug 2019 22:00:41 EST Friday and Weekend Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72031538 <em>409</em> We made it through the week! <em>591</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I posted on my blog yesterday about my cousin passing away last month. He was 39, and he had a heart attack. It was very sudden and very tragic. In a weird coincidence, my colleague's daughter-in-law died four days later of a heart attack, also 39 years old. <BR> <BR> The worst part of my cousin's passing for me is that we were very close growing up, but we hadn't been in touch in a long while. I sent him a card fo... Thu, 1 Aug 2019 21:43:34 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72025200 Happy Thursday, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to downsize your dinnerware! Try using smaller plates, bowls, forks and spoons. This should trick your brain into thinking you're eating more than you really are! Wed, 31 Jul 2019 22:03:41 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72018807 Howdy, Rescued Dog Lovers! I hope you're feeling better after going to bed a little earlier last night! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to EXPRESS GRATITUDE. There are a couple ways to go about this. You can write in a gratitude journal (or post things you're grateful for on this thread), or you can thank someone who helps you or has helped you. <BR> <BR> Let's have a Well-Wishing Wednesday! <BR> Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:24:07 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x72006653 Happy Monday, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to drink a cup of water before each meal. This will help you sate your hunger and take in fewer calories. I'll drink to that! <BR> <BR> Have a great week! Sun, 28 Jul 2019 21:10:43 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x71989150 Has it really been almost a year? Let's start again! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to NOT DRINK YOUR CALORIES. Today, don't drink sugary beverages--no soda, especially, but juice isn't much better. Sweetened coffee is cool, as long as it's not one of those $7 drinks from Starbucks that are essentially adult milkshakes. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:09:02 EST Bless this Lady! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x71903357 <link>www.pawmygosh.co/casper-siberian-hus<BR>ky/?utm_source=mailpoet&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:49:06 EST Recall for Pig Ears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x71872063 <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>ll/pet-supplies-plus-pig-ears-recall/ </link> Sat, 6 Jul 2019 21:58:06 EST A must read for dog owners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x71842060 <link>www.petful.com/pet-health/grain-free<BR>-dog-food-heart-problems/ </link> Mon, 1 Jul 2019 23:49:24 EST Such a proud dog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x71828115 This story could have ended terribly, but the love of a rescue dog came to the rescue. <BR> <link>www.pawmygosh.co/chihuahua-rescues-o<BR>wner/?utm_source=mailpoet&amp;utm_medi<BR>um=email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Sat, 29 Jun 2019 17:48:12 EST Rescue Dog & His Beloved Pillow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x71729197 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM_h_tab1NE </link> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:29:14 EST Beautiful girl with a beautiful heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x71546165 I have seen this video before,. It makes me smile. <BR> <link>www.pawmygosh.co/fox-puppy-love/?utm<BR>_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=emai<BR>l&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Mon, 13 May 2019 15:28:59 EST This is so sweet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x71469961 <link>www.pawmygosh.co/little-girls-rosie/<BR>?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=<BR>email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Wed, 1 May 2019 17:02:20 EST The smile tells it all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x71375425 <link>www.pawmygosh.co/capone-last-adopted<BR>/?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> <BR> <BR> Be sure to scroll all the way down. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 17:18:17 EST Dog Food Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x71323556 <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>ll/thogersen-family-farm-pet-food/ </link> Mon, 8 Apr 2019 16:55:14 EST Can we bring him home Ma? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x71148620 <link>www.pawmygosh.co/rogue-and-beast/?ut<BR>m_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=ema<BR>il&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Mon, 11 Mar 2019 17:02:08 EST Curious Dogs Are Askin'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x71043166 The new game thread of Bands A-Z got me thinking... <BR> <BR> What was the first album you ever bought? <BR> <BR> I honestly don't remember the first cassette tape I ever bought, but I may never have really bought one...no. I can see one. I think it was Annie Lennox Diva. My first CD was the Proclaimers, Sunshine on Leith. SUCH a good album if you look it up. "500 Miles" is, of course, awesome, but their other songs are also great. There isn't a bad one on the whole thing. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:09:29 EST Curious Dogs Are Askin'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x70641168 What's your favorite Christmas song? Fri, 21 Dec 2018 13:16:30 EST Curious Dogs Are Askin'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x70621473 What are your plans for the holidays? <BR> <BR> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <em>499</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 20:51:48 EST Awww, so cute! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x70558775 <link>www.pawmygosh.co/dogs-first-christma<BR>s/?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_mediu<BR>m=email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Thu, 6 Dec 2018 13:46:55 EST This puts tears in my eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x70517949 I have seen this before, but it makes me smile. <BR> <link>www.pawmygosh.co/adoption-set-up/?ut<BR>m_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=ema<BR>il&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 16:18:51 EST Cute Comic Shows What It’s Like To Adopt A Rescue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x70512067 <link>iheartdogs.com/cute-comic-shows-what<BR>-its-like-to-adopt-a-rescue-dog/?_ke=e<BR>yJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJqZWFuaGlja29raGFsZXl<BR>Ac2JjZ2xvYmFsLm5ldCIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X<BR>2lkIjogIk1rMkNpSyJ9&amp;utm_campaign=I<BR>HD-Email-Newsletter-112918&amp;utm_med<BR>ium=0000&amp;utm_source=IHD-Email-Newsletter-112918 </link> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:17:53 EST Hello From The Kitchen Wolves & I http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x38434x70299764 Love seeing all your adorable furkids! Looking forward to getting to know all y'all. <BR> (Go ahead and friend me...I follow back.) <BR> <BR> I'm Carol. Meet my Kitchen Wolves. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8a6cc48b-42ce-4a74-a878-8eba488baedf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Though I've been rescuing and fostering for many years, when my husband and I moved to Tennessee in 2006, I Co-founded a German Shepherd Rescue. (Save Our Shepherds).. Though I am no longer involved in... Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:30:36 EST A different type of rescue http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x70134754 Just like people, they pick who they like best! <BR> <link>www.pawmygosh.co/woodhouse-and-raven<BR>/?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium<BR>=email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:05:18 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69980156 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:27:48 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69973779 Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 21:32:06 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69967053 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing week! <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2018 21:55:11 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69941949 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having a sandwich. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 21:38:48 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69923058 New week, new beginnings! <BR> <BR> Your challenge for Monday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Tuesday morning how that feels! =) <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Aug 2018 21:27:01 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69900754 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:19:15 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69891331 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:52:37 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69884681 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! Tue, 14 Aug 2018 22:16:21 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69868853 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:20:09 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69849765 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! Sun, 12 Aug 2018 22:31:58 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69818295 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> Thu, 9 Aug 2018 20:08:23 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69813104 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Thursday! Wed, 8 Aug 2018 21:27:29 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69806896 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's get over Hump Day by relaxing our way out of it! Tue, 7 Aug 2018 19:53:34 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69801724 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! Mon, 6 Aug 2018 22:31:59 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69795908 Today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! <BR> Sun, 5 Aug 2018 22:24:48 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69779040 Happy Friday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Aug 2018 21:23:47 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69773227 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Wed, 1 Aug 2018 21:54:59 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69766734 Woohoo! It's Wednesday! We're halfway through the week! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, we pampered ourselves. Today, let's PAMPER OUR DOGS! Your challenge today is to give your dog some extra loving, whether it's a new toy, an extra-long walk, more snuggles, a piece of cheese, or however your dog hears "I love you!" Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:42:01 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69761003 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:59:48 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69747556 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing week! <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 22:16:40 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69680103 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having a hummus sandwich, apple and Greek yogurt. Wed, 25 Jul 2018 21:50:17 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69672163 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Tue, 24 Jul 2018 21:42:18 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69665845 Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <em>370</em> <em>147</em> <em>265</em> <em>368</em> <em>194</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 20:00:15 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69660210 New week, new beginnings! <BR> <BR> Your challenge for Monday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Tuesday morning how that feels! =) Sun, 22 Jul 2018 20:04:36 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69643389 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:00:20 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69631540 It’s Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:33:42 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69625381 I think I'm back in a groove and can add this back into my routine! Hello, everyone!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:36:25 EST Dog food recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x69222083 <link>www.petful.com/recalled/daves-95-per<BR>cent-premium-beef-dog-food/ </link> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:15:58 EST Weekly Challenge: Eat Sitting Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69211093 I could certainly use another week of this one, so let's do it! Sun, 10 Jun 2018 21:24:39 EST Gross http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x69199802 <link>www.petful.com/food/millions-of-roac<BR>hes-at-pedigree-and-iams-plant/ </link> Fri, 8 Jun 2018 16:22:57 EST Merrick Dog Treats Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30874x38434x69106330 <link>www.petful.com/recalled/merrick-cast<BR>or-pollux/ </link> Wed, 23 May 2018 20:16:51 EST Weekly Challenge: Eat Sitting Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69099585 I'm getting a late start this week, as I had to go to the doctor for that stupid fever. It got up to 103.2 and was awful. It's an infection, so not contagious for the little guy! =) <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is to eat sitting down, so we can feel like our whole meals are our whole meals. I have gotten very lax about this lately. While I always used to think I was good about this, I always would take a bite or two of my sandwich, pick up a fry, or grab a vegetable on my way to my seat. ... Tue, 22 May 2018 16:49:14 EST Weekly Challenge: Examining Our Reasons http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69053915 Howdy, RDL! <BR> <BR> This week, let's take a look at all the good reasons we have to focus on health and weight loss. Each day, come here and post a reason you have for wanting to lose weight (or maintain healthy habits, if you're in maintenance). <BR> <BR> My first one is: <BR> <BR> I like feeling small. <em>185</em> Mon, 14 May 2018 21:40:05 EST Weekly Challenge: Fruits and Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x69009117 A new week is upon us, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> This week, we will focus on increasing our fruit and vegetable intake. Let's aim for at least five servings a day, which is about 75 grams for vegetables and 150 grams of fruit, according to this Australian government website: <link>https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/food<BR>-essentials/how-much-do-we-need-each-d<BR>ay/serve-sizes </link> <BR> <BR> Each day, come report how many servings you got! Sun, 6 May 2018 21:28:35 EST Weekly Challenge: Accurate Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68968292 Happy Monday, all! <BR> <BR> This week, our challenge will be to make sure we are tracking our food accurately. To do this, we need to make sure we have our food scales and measuring cups out and ready for action! <BR> <BR> Make sure you track food no later than right after you eat it, so you don't forget extra snacks, treats, or nibbles! <BR> <BR> Each day, come by and let us know how many items you tracked, and how many were weighed or measured. For example, if you tracked 15 items and w... Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:33:35 EST Weekly Challenge: Water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68924808 Hello, RDL! <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here with a 10 day old baby. These things are RELENTLESS, no? <BR> <BR> I really have slacked off on all of the habits that helped with my weight loss in the past. For this reason, I want to focus the next several weeks of challenges on getting those habits back. <BR> <BR> The first, and most basic, is getting 64 ounces of water a day. Now that I don't have to limit my caffeine, I've been drinking way more diet soda than I should. there have been a few da... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:44:18 EST Weekly Challenge: Minimum 25 grams of fiber a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68842591 Hi, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> I am about to give birth, and certainly you've noticed that my daily challenges have only been getting posted sporadically, so I'm going to give this a try until I can get a new routine and reality established. <BR> <BR> This week, our challenge will be to get at least 25 grams of fiber a day. Fiber helps keep us full, and it helps keep our digestive systems running smoothly. Some great sources of fiber are: <BR> <BR> <em>789</em> - 8 grams <BR> Black b... Sun, 8 Apr 2018 21:06:46 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68797002 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> Sun, 1 Apr 2018 22:02:50 EST How to get rid of Skunk smell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x68789809 <link>newengland.com/today/living/home-rem<BR>edies/skunk-odor-removal/ </link> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 16:54:57 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68779288 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! Thu, 29 Mar 2018 20:59:42 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68761429 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 26 Mar 2018 21:26:13 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68755166 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 25 Mar 2018 20:53:45 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68732740 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:38:55 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68726012 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:47:03 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68712719 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Monday! Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:13:29 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68693628 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing weekend! <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 21:52:46 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68680746 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:04:43 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68674171 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:14:24 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68667665 Today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! <BR> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 22:14:40 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68650098 The challenge today is to DO CARDIO. <BR> <BR> Come let us know what you did and for how long! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend, all! <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Mar 2018 22:13:00 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68643422 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! <BR> Wed, 7 Mar 2018 20:54:44 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68637365 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having an avocado sandwich and a nonfat Greek yogurt. Tue, 6 Mar 2018 22:27:24 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68623721 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! Sun, 4 Mar 2018 22:17:24 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68604357 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> Thu, 1 Mar 2018 21:02:51 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68598183 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Thursday! Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:10:55 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68591388 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:00:00 EST Love this story http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x68524235 So many good people out there. <BR> <link>www.pawmygosh.co/marine-dog-heiress/<BR>?utm_source=newsletter&amp;utm_medium=<BR>email&amp;utm_campaign=emailvisits </link> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:39:39 EST Food Recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x68511970 <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>ll/smucker-withdraws-multiple-dog-food<BR>-brands/ </link> <BR> <BR> This is getting so sad. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:59:38 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68500046 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:21:53 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68494273 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:03:43 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68486596 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:14:44 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68467763 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing weekend! <BR> Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:47:30 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68461691 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! Wed, 7 Feb 2018 22:15:48 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68454966 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having a hummus and turkey sandwich. Tue, 6 Feb 2018 22:16:00 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68447986 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Mon, 5 Feb 2018 22:07:59 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68441137 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Monday! <BR> Sun, 4 Feb 2018 21:58:25 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68421516 The challenge today is to DO CARDIO. <BR> <BR> Come let us know what you did and for how long! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend, all! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Feb 2018 21:58:58 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68414255 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:20:31 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68407542 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:27:04 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68401062 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:37:50 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68394204 Today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! <BR> Sun, 28 Jan 2018 20:53:11 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68375519 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:29:20 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68368688 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! Wed, 24 Jan 2018 21:18:53 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68362312 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:28:57 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68354989 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:16:47 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68348026 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:39:15 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68328402 Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing weekend! Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:31:09 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68321764 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Thursday! Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:51:39 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68314951 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having a hummus sandwich and a nonfat Greek yogurt. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:54:51 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68307759 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:43:52 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68300993 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:29:58 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68280325 The challenge today is to DO CARDIO. <BR> <BR> Come let us know what you did and for how long! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend, all! <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:14:44 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68273184 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! <BR> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:48:03 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68266258 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> Tue, 9 Jan 2018 21:47:32 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68259407 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Mon, 8 Jan 2018 21:24:04 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68251655 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Monday! Sun, 7 Jan 2018 20:30:51 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68230863 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Jan 2018 20:50:36 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68224008 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Jan 2018 22:12:21 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68216951 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 2 Jan 2018 22:10:31 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68208757 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 1 Jan 2018 20:07:48 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68182198 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to GO WALKING. <BR> <BR> Can you shoot for 10,000 steps today? Give it a try! You can even take your dog along! <BR> <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that's approximately five miles. <BR> <BR> Let's walk our way to a fantastic weekend!!! <BR> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:56:05 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68176872 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! Wed, 27 Dec 2017 23:11:18 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68171049 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having a hummus sandwich and some string cheese--wish I had some fruits to include, but I just got back in town tonight, and the fridge is bare. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:06:03 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68145474 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:06:30 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68139833 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Thursday! Wed, 20 Dec 2017 22:48:42 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68133769 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:42:18 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68128185 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:59:42 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68122506 Potassium boosts your immune system, prevents muscle cramps and improves bone health, so today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> Sun, 17 Dec 2017 21:22:07 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68106722 It's Fri-Yay!!! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to DO EXERCISE! Duration and type is up to you, but let's sweat our way to a wonderful weekend! Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:24:50 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68100059 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:45:43 EST Dog food recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x68070458 <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>ll/darwins-dog-food-recall-december-2017/ </link> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:28:21 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68066163 Today's Challenge is to GO WALKING. <BR> <BR> Can you shoot for 10,000 steps today? Give it a try! You can even take your dog along! <BR> <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that's approximately five miles. <BR> <BR> Let's walk our way to a fantastic weekend!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Dec 2017 21:18:12 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68059682 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 19:25:29 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68053498 Happy Wednesday, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to COMPLETE ALL YOUR DAILY HEALTH ROUTINES. <BR> <BR> These could include: <BR> <BR> - Taking your multivitamin and any other medications/supplements <BR> - Flossing <BR> - Using a facial mask <BR> - Meditating <BR> <BR> Come let us know which routines you completed! <BR> Tue, 5 Dec 2017 20:00:02 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68047894 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 4 Dec 2017 21:58:47 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68041396 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> Sun, 3 Dec 2017 21:55:57 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68023112 It's Friiiiiiiiiiiday! Whee!!! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 21:51:35 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68016852 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:09:00 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68010776 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 28 Nov 2017 21:12:56 EST FDA Warning - Dog Treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x68010242 <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>ll/fda-warning-store-bought-bone-treat<BR>s-could-kill-your-dog/ </link> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:56:43 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x68005073 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:17:33 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67998379 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 20:45:06 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67980690 I hope all our American Rescued Dog Lovers had a very happy Thanksgiving and didn't eat too, too much! <BR> <BR> The challenge today is to DO CARDIO, to burn off some of those holiday calories. <BR> <BR> Come let us know what you did and for how long! <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend, all! Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:12:42 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67975337 Happy Thanksgiving!!! <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is easy if you've been Sparking for awhile.... <BR> <BR> Drink eight glasses of water today! It may help you temper your eating if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us how you did! <BR> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:29:39 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67969376 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having an avocado sandwich. <BR> <em>490</em> <em>470</em> <em>466</em> <em>474</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>469</em> <em>476</em> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:50:29 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67963441 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:05:41 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67956516 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <BR> <BR> <em>370</em> <em>291</em> <em>265</em> <em>368</em> <em>284</em> <em>277</em> <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Wednesday! Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:43:06 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67938044 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to GO WALKING. <BR> <BR> Can you shoot for 10,000 steps today? Give it a try! You can even take your dog along! <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that's approximately five miles. <BR> <BR> Let's walk our way to a fantastic weekend!!! Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:08:18 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67931558 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <em>401</em> <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Thursday! Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:31:13 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67924839 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <em>301</em> <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:05:03 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67917605 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:21:50 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67891726 Happy Thursday (edit, Friday! Happy FRIDAY!)! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Thu, 9 Nov 2017 22:09:39 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67877068 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:01:08 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67870900 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 22:20:19 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67863731 Today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! Sun, 5 Nov 2017 22:18:05 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67836129 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! <BR> Wed, 1 Nov 2017 22:25:59 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67828542 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm having an avocado sandwich. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 22:15:05 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67821919 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:17:01 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67814617 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:28:45 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67796052 Today's Challenge is to DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. <BR> <BR> It can be small--you can smile at every person you pass at the grocery store, or call a friend you've been thinking of, or donate to a charity, or perform a random act of kindness, or volunteer, but today, let's do something that benefits others. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "Each time a man...acts to improve the lot of others,...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope..." <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Thu, 26 Oct 2017 21:59:14 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67789504 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! Wed, 25 Oct 2017 21:02:56 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67782953 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:07:24 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67776675 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:43:14 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67769927 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:58:23 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67755188 Oh, my goodness, I forgot to post this last night! <BR> <BR> Well, thankfully, this is an easy one that requires no new equipment, no grocery shopping, no planning, even! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LAUGH! They don't say laughter is the best medicine for nothing! <BR> <BR> Take a moment or 100 today and seek out something that will make you laugh. Watch a funny TV show or movie, watch some puppy hijinx on YouTube, read a humor column or book, or any other thing that makes you L... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:38:23 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67746107 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:48:53 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67739560 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>210</em> <em>368</em> <em>485</em> <em>370</em> <em>488</em> ... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:21:25 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67733132 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:33:12 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67725949 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Wednesday! Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:31:06 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67708467 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to GO WALKING. <BR> <BR> Can you shoot for 10,000 steps today? Give it a try! You can even take your dog along! <BR> <BR> If you don't have a pedometer, that's approximately five miles. <BR> <BR> Let's walk our way to a fantastic weekend!!! Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:01:54 EST Curious Dogs Are Askin'... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x67708447 Do you dress your dogs up for Halloween? What kind of costume do you have for him/her/them? Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:58:24 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67701835 Today's challenge is easy if you've been Sparking for awhile.... <BR> <BR> Drink eight glasses of water today! Yes, I know, the 8 8-oz glasses thing has been thoroughly debunked, but water is still good for you! So drink up! <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us how you did! <BR> <BR> And if you're in the 5% Challenge, don't forget to post those glasses to the thread! Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:59:52 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67695679 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I don't yet know what I'm having. I have to wait to see what I'm in the mood for in the morning. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:05:10 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67689404 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 9 Oct 2017 20:38:04 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67681608 Today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! <BR> Sun, 8 Oct 2017 18:15:24 EST Sunday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67677435 Oh boy. I have been bad with this. <BR> Get outside for a short walk. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 02:26:11 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67671002 Be thankful! Fri, 6 Oct 2017 23:10:30 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67663089 I am so sorry. I forgot to post the challenges. My Dog hasn't been doing well, and my Hubby is having a medical issue. My mind just isn't here. <BR> <BR> Today's challenge <BR> Do some stretching. Keep those muscles in shape! Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:28:01 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67620671 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to AVOID SWEETS. <BR> <BR> Today, just say no to donuts, candy, cookies, cake, pastries, chocolates, and other foods who derive most of their calories from sugar. <BR> <BR> Of course, fruit is fine. <BR> <BR> You can do this! <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:59:31 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67614315 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:17:19 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67608164 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 21:57:09 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67601672 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:58:04 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67598241 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:12:36 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67579104 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today, your challenge is to BE GRATEFUL. <BR> <BR> Let's each share some things for which we are grateful today. <BR> <BR> We can start with our pups and go from there! <BR> <BR> Great weekend to all! Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:14:56 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67572571 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:39:17 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67566852 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:32:58 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67561282 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:42:29 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67557583 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:25:43 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67537634 Today's Challenge will help us stay in our calorie ranges--TRACK DINNER BEFORE EATING IT! <BR> <BR> If you're reading this in time, do the same for breakfast and lunch, too. Pre-planning is key to success! <BR> <BR> Have a great habit-building Friday! Thu, 14 Sep 2017 22:01:14 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67531619 Today's challenge is easy if you've been Sparking for awhile.... <BR> <BR> Drink eight glasses of water today! Yes, I know, the 8 8-oz glasses thing has been thoroughly debunked, but water is still good for you! So drink up! <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us how you did! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:59:22 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67525689 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I don't yet know what I'm having. I have to wait to see what I'm in the mood for in the morning. Tue, 12 Sep 2017 22:14:01 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67519273 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:46:33 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67513254 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT A RAINBOW! <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> Fill your plates with as many colors as you can. <BR> <BR> Have a colorful Wednesday! <BR> Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:16:41 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67496322 Today's Challenge is to DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. <BR> <BR> It can be small--you can smile at every person you pass at the grocery store, or call a friend you've been thinking of, or donate to a charity, or perform a random act of kindness, or volunteer, but today, let's do something that benefits others. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "Each time a man...acts to improve the lot of others,...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope..." <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! <BR> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 7 Sep 2017 21:13:29 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67490087 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! <BR> Wed, 6 Sep 2017 21:53:35 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67484038 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Sep 2017 22:21:29 EST HELP! My new rescue chases cats with a passion! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x67469571 I got 2 chihuahua rescues from LA last Thursday night. One was described as a "sweetheart" (and she is when not hunting cats!) and the other was described as a biter (but she's not a biter, just very frightened sometimes and panics - she's obviously been through some bad times.) The name of the cat chaser is Rosie. <BR> <BR> I have 4 cats. A couple of them have dealt with Rosie but my little old white cat is scared of her. The two of them duked it out inside my box springs this afternoon (I... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 13:47:38 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67453862 Today's Challenge will help us stay in our calorie ranges--TRACK DINNER BEFORE EATING IT! <BR> <BR> If you're reading this in time, do the same for breakfast and lunch, too. Pre-planning is key to success! <BR> <BR> Have a great habit-building Friday! Thu, 31 Aug 2017 22:33:28 EST For those of you who enjoy Pumpkin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67451838 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=16_seasonal_supermarket_treats_wort<BR>h_trying </link> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:27:56 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67450792 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:32:58 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67441467 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 21:27:46 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67435736 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:01:35 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67429645 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:35:26 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67412807 Today's Challenge is to DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. <BR> <BR> It can be small--you can smile at every person you pass at the grocery store, or call a friend you've been thinking of, or donate to a charity, or perform a random act of kindness, or volunteer, but today, let's do something that benefits others. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "Each time a man...acts to improve the lot of others,...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope..." <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! <BR> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:31:48 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67407043 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:19:19 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67404854 Oh, my goodness, I forgot to post this last night! <BR> <BR> Well, thankfully, this is an easy one that requires no new equipment, no grocery shopping, no planning, even! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LAUGH! They don't say laughter is the best medicine for nothing! <BR> <BR> Take a moment or 100 today and seek out something that will make you laugh. Watch a funny TV show or movie, watch some puppy hijinx on YouTube, read a humor column or book, or any other thing that makes you L... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:14:30 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67395299 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:43:47 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67391388 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. <BR> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:22:41 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67371809 It's Friday, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing weekend! <BR> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:00:35 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67366805 <BR> Today's challenge is easy if you've been Sparking for awhile.... <BR> <BR> Drink eight glasses of water today! Yes, I know, the 8 8-oz glasses thing has been thoroughly debunked, but water is still good for you! So drink up! <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us how you did! <BR> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:36:09 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67363252 Oh, my goodness, I forgot to post this last night! <BR> <BR> Well, thankfully, this is an easy one that requires no new equipment, no grocery shopping, no planning, even! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LAUGH! They don't say laughter is the best medicine for nothing! <BR> <BR> Take a moment or 100 today and seek out something that will make you laugh. Watch a funny TV show or movie, watch some puppy hijinx on YouTube, read a humor column or book, or any other thing that makes you L... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:09:28 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67354841 Your challenge today is to EXERCISE! What you do and for how long is up to you, but let's offset any beer and brats we might partake of this evening! Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:34:35 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67348996 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! Sun, 13 Aug 2017 21:45:44 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67331349 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today, your challenge is to BE GRATEFUL. <BR> <BR> Let's each share some things for which we are grateful today. <BR> <BR> We can start with our pups and go from there! <BR> <BR> Great weekend to all! <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:02:51 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67325687 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Aug 2017 23:15:02 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67319189 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:23:13 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67313251 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Tuesday! Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:26:31 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67309739 Oh, my goodness, I forgot to post this last night! <BR> <BR> Well, thankfully, this is an easy one that requires no new equipment, no grocery shopping, no planning, even! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LAUGH! They don't say laughter is the best medicine for nothing! <BR> <BR> Take a moment or 100 today and seek out something that will make you laugh. Watch a funny TV show or movie, watch some puppy hijinx on YouTube, read a humor column or book, or any other thing that makes you LAUG... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 10:47:51 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67292220 Sorry to be posting late, Rescued Dog Lovers! Our power went out yesterday, and it still wasn't back this morning. <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. <BR> <BR> It can be small--you can smile at every person you pass at the grocery store, or call a friend you've been thinking of, or donate to a charity, or perform a random act of kindness, or volunteer, but today, let's do something that benefits others. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "Each time a man...acts to improve t... Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:27:53 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67284073 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> Wed, 2 Aug 2017 22:43:35 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67277304 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm going to have a PB&amp;J sandwich. I'm out of bananas, hummus and avocados. <BR> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 21:34:39 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67270238 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:02:49 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67264577 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! Sun, 30 Jul 2017 22:48:28 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67246818 Today's Challenge will help us stay in our calorie ranges--TRACK DINNER BEFORE EATING IT! <BR> <BR> If you're reading this in time, do the same for breakfast and lunch, too. Pre-planning is key to success! <BR> <BR> Have a great habit-building Friday! Thu, 27 Jul 2017 21:47:25 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67240918 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! <BR> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:19:25 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67235383 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! <BR> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:04:45 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67228606 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:02:26 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67222735 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. <BR> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:05:08 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67205759 Today's Challenge is to DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. <BR> <BR> It can be small--you can smile at every person you pass at the grocery store, or call a friend you've been thinking of, or donate to a charity, or perform a random act of kindness, or volunteer, but today, let's do something that benefits others. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "Each time a man...acts to improve the lot of others,...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope..." <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! <BR> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:26:59 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67199893 Today's challenge is easy if you've been Sparking for awhile.... <BR> <BR> Drink eight glasses of water today! Yes, I know, the 8 8-oz glasses thing has been thoroughly debunked, but water is still good for you! So drink up! <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us how you did! <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:25:54 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67193941 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:34:57 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67187878 Today's Challenge is to EAT MORE SLOWLY. <BR> <BR> Try to take more time at your meals, paying attention to each bite of food and minding your satiety as you eat. <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! <BR> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:11:40 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67181893 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! <BR> Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:26:36 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67164115 It's the weekend! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to EXERCISE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES. What you do is up to you, but let's usher our way into an active weekend! Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:14:42 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67158070 Today's challenge is to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO SMILE. <BR> <BR> I'm sure we're all very smiley, upbeat people, anyway, right? Today, though, let's put a little oomph into it, and really try to smile at as many people you come across as possible (dogs and mirrors included!). <BR> <BR> Come tell us about your smiles! Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:07:56 EST Wedneday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67151303 Yesterday, we were supposed to indulge ourselves. Today, let's INDULGE OUR DOGGIES! <BR> <BR> Maybe we can give our furkids an extra treat or a new toy or some extra play or snuggle time. Or, if your dog is a total brat like mine, you can let yourself be hizzer slave for the day. As if you weren't every other day... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your pups today! Tue, 11 Jul 2017 22:06:02 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67144671 Happy Tuesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> I remember hearing somewhere that Tuesday is the worst day of the week for most people. You'd think Monday is, but you're still coming off the weekend good-feeling on Monday. Makes sense, right? <BR> <BR> So for today, your challenge is to cheer yourself up and HAVE A SMALL INDULGENCE. <BR> <BR> It could be a glass of wine, a piece of dark chocolate, a little bag of chips, or something that makes you feel like you're indulging! <BR> <BR> Please make ... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:48:40 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67140868 Oh, my goodness, I forgot to post this last night! <BR> <BR> Well, thankfully, this is an easy one that requires no new equipment, no grocery shopping, no planning, even! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to LAUGH! They don't say laughter is the best medicine for nothing! <BR> <BR> Take a moment or 100 today and seek out something that will make you laugh. Watch a funny TV show or movie, watch some puppy hijinx on YouTube, read a humor column or book, or any other thing that makes you L... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:09:33 EST all about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x38434x67123128 I joined this team earlier this week but don't think that I really introduced myself. I live on Canada's east coast and have 2 rescued chihuahuas from California, as well as one I got locally. And I have a rescued shepherd mix too. I also have rescued cats, horses, goats, chickens, ducks and turkeys! It can be very noisy around here, but I love them all, even the chihuahua who is so very fond of barking (his self-control is improving - he used to bark every time a horse made any noise louder ... Fri, 7 Jul 2017 09:50:39 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67120703 It's Friday, Rescued Dog Lovers! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to DO SOMETHING RELAXING. <BR> <BR> It could be enjoying a cup of tea, getting a massage, taking a bath, or curling up with a book, but let's usher our way into a relaxing weekend! <BR> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 22:05:23 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67114388 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Have a great, successful Thursday! <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 21:42:14 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67108573 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm going to have an avocado sandwich. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 21:55:32 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67102272 Happy Independence Day to all the American Rescued Dog Lovers! <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EXERCISE! What you do and for how long is up to you, but let's offset any beer and brats we might partake of this evening! Mon, 3 Jul 2017 20:38:01 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67096506 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 21:20:14 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67078447 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> Today, your challenge is to BE GRATEFUL. <BR> <BR> Let's each share some things for which we are grateful today. <BR> <BR> We can start with our pups and go from there! <BR> <BR> Great weekend to all! <BR> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:41:17 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67072686 Today's Challenge is to MAKE A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTION! <BR> <BR> Some ideas are: <BR> <BR> Whole wheat bread for white bread <BR> Carrots for pita chips <BR> Avocado for mayonnaise <BR> Stronger-flavored cheeses for milder ones (less is needed to get the flavor) <BR> Spinach for iceberg lettuce <BR> Yogurt for sour cream <BR> ....what other ideas do you have?? <BR> <BR> Come tell us what your substitution was! <BR> <BR> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:31:58 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67066370 Today's Challenge is to MIND OUR WEIGHTS AND MEASURES! <BR> <BR> Today, make sure you know the quantity of EVERYTHING you eat and drink today so that you can accurately track. No eyeballing! Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:31:24 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67060926 Today's challenge is to STRETCH. <BR> <BR> You can take a yoga class, watch a video, or simply pick a few exercises from the SparkPeople library. <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic, elastic Tuesday! Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:07:50 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67054662 You've heard the tropes: Weight loss is 80% diet, you can't outrun your fork... <BR> <BR> They're TRUE! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to USE YOUR NUTRITION TRACKER AND STAY IN THE LIMITS. It MATTERS! <BR> <BR> Let's start the week off right! Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:36:27 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67037620 Today's Challenge is to DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS. <BR> <BR> It can be small--you can smile at every person you pass at the grocery store, or call a friend you've been thinking of, or donate to a charity, or perform a random act of kindness, or volunteer, but today, let's do something that benefits others. As Robert F. Kennedy said, "Each time a man...acts to improve the lot of others,...he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope..." <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! <BR> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:11:19 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67031506 Today's challenge is easy if you've been Sparking for awhile.... <BR> <BR> Drink eight glasses of water today! Yes, I know, the 8 8-oz glasses thing has been thoroughly debunked, but water is still good for you! So drink up! <BR> <BR> Come back here and tell us how you did! <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 21:37:57 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67025834 Happy Wednesday, everyone! <BR> <BR> Your challenge today is to EAT AT LEAST FIVE DIFFERENT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! <BR> <BR> This isn't about servings (even though going for servings is even better!). It's about just eating them, so if you have a sandwich with a couple lettuce leaves on it, for example, that counts! <BR> <BR> Then, come back here and share your list! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:35:38 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67020020 Hello, all! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to SLOW DOWN. <BR> <BR> While working on something today (eating a meal, writing an email, putting on makeup, cooking, exercising, drinking a cup of tea, etc.), take a moment, take some deep breaths, and be fully present. <BR> <BR> Then, come by and tell us what you slowed down for! <BR> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:48:25 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x67014197 Today's challenge is to eat POTASSIUM-rich foods. <BR> <BR> You can find a list here: <link>www.webmd.com/food-recipes/high-pota<BR>ssium-foods-topic-overview </link> <BR> <BR> Some that are listed there are almonds, bananas, beef, carrots, dates, strawberries... <BR> <BR> Come back and let us know what you ate! <BR> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:45:06 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x66997779 Today's Challenge will help us stay in our calorie ranges--TRACK DINNER BEFORE EATING IT! <BR> <BR> If you're reading this in time, do the same for breakfast and lunch, too. Pre-planning is key to success! <BR> <BR> Have a great habit-building Friday! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:39:09 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x66985953 Today's Challenge is to have a HEALTHY BREAKFAST. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter to me WHEN you eat your breakfast, as long as the first thing you eat today is healthy. <BR> <BR> Let us know what you ate! <BR> <BR> I'm going to have an avocado sandwich. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:05:22 EST Tuesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x66980061 Your challenge for Tuesday is to GO TO BED EARLY!!! Try to hit the hay at least 15 minutes earlier than you normally do. <BR> <BR> Let us know Wednesday morning how that feels! =) Mon, 12 Jun 2017 20:11:50 EST Monday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x66974751 Today's Challenge is to CLOSE THE KITCHEN. Night time eating can be a huge hindrance to our weight loss efforts. Tonight, let's say NO! to eating after dinner. If you struggle with this, you can have a cup of tea, do some stretches, or just go to bed. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:19:00 EST Rawhide Chew recall http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x38434x66972874 <link>www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reca<BR>ll/united-pet-group-recalls-multiple-b<BR>rands-of-rawhide-chews/ </link> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 14:53:56 EST Friday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x66958712 It's the weekend! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! <BR> <BR> Today's challenge is to EXERCISE FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES. What you do is up to you, but let's usher our way into an active weekend! Thu, 8 Jun 2017 22:29:03 EST Thursday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=30843x38434x66952658 Hello, Rescued Dog Lovers!!! <BR> <BR> Today's Challenge is to EXERCISE FOR 40 MINUTES! <BR> <BR> Come tell us what you did! Wed, 7 Jun 2017 22:14:47 EST